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Work Area Safety - Craftsman 172.24360 Owner's Manual

10-in. compound miter saw double insulated
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1. ALWAYS keep your work area clean and well lit. DO NOT leave tools or
pieces of wood on the saw while it is in operation. Cluttered benches and
dark areas invite accidents.
2. DO NOT operate power tools In explosive atmospheres,
such as in the
of flammable
liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks
which may ignite the dust or fumes.
3. ALWAYS keep bystanders,
children and visitors away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
4. ALWAYS make your workshop
with padlocks and master
switches or by removing starter keys.
5. ALWAYS make sure the work area has ample lighting
so you can see the
work and that there are no obstructions
that will interfere with safe operation
BEFORE using your saw.
1. ALWAYS know your power tool. Read the operator's manual carefully,
learn the saw's applications
and limitations, as well as, the specific potential
hazards related to this tool.
2. ALWAYS stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense
when operating a power tool. DO NOT use tool while tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
A moment of inattention while
power tools may result in serious personal injury.
3. ALWAYS dress properly. DO NOT wear loose clothing,
gloves, neckties,
rings, bracelets or other jewelry that can get caught and draw you into
moving parts. Non-slip footwear is also recommended.
Pull back long
hair. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving parts.
Loose clothing, jewelry or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
4. ALWAYS remove adjusting
keys or wrenches
before turning
the tool on.
A wrench or a key that is left attached to a rotating part of the tool may result
in personal injury.
5. ALWAYS wear safety glasses with side shields.
Everyday eyeglasses
have only impact resistant lenses, they are NOT safety glasses.
6. ALWAYS wear a dust mask to keep you from inhaling fine particles.
7. ALWAYS protect your hearing.
Wear hearing protection
during extended
periods of operation.
8. ALWAYS secure your work. Use clamps or a vise to hold work when
practical. It is safer than using your hand and frees both hands to operate tool.
9. DO NOT overreach.
ALWAYS keep proper footing
and balance
at all
times. Proper footing and balance enables better control of the tool in

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