Craftsman 172.10853 Owner's Manual page 15

7 1/4-in. circular saw
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KICKBACK
Kickback occurs when the blade stalls rapidly and the saw is driven
back towards you. Blade stalling is caused by any action which pinches
the blade in the wood.
IMPORTANT:The
best guard against kickback is to avoid
dangerous practices.
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_ DANGER:
ALWAYS release trigger switch immediately if the blade
binds or the saw stalls. Kickback could cause you to lose control of the saw.
Loss of control can lead to serious injury.
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Blade is Set Too Deep
Kickback
is Caused
By:
1. Incorrect
Blade Depth Setting
(See Fig. 4),
2. Sawing into knots or nails in the workpiece,
3. Twisting
the blade while making
a cut.
4. Making
a cut with a dull, gummed
up,
or improperly
set blade.
5. Not providing
proper support
for
workpiece
(See Fig. 5),
6. Forcing a cut.
7. Cutting
warped
or wet lumber.
8. Tool misuse or incorrect
operating
procedures.
9. Contacting
the workpiece
with blade
at less than full speed,
To Lessen
the Chance
of Kickback:
1. ALWAYS
use the correct
blade depth
setting. The correct
blade depth
setting
for all cuts should
not be more than
1/4-inch below the material
to be cut
(see Fig. 6).
Correct Blade Depth Setting =
Blade Exposed 1/4-in. or less
on underside of workpiece
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