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Craftsman 172.10853 Owner's Manual page 16

7 1/4-in. circular saw
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To Lessen
the Chance
of Kickback:
cont,
2. ALWAYS
Inspect the workpiece for knots or nails BEFORE
beginning to
cut, NEVER
saw into a knot or nail,
3. Make straight cuts. ALWAYS
use a straight
edge guide when rip cutting.
This will help prevent twisting the blade in the cut.
4. ALWAYS
use clean, sharp and
properly set blades. NEVER
Fig. 7
make cuts with dull blades.
5. ALWAYS
properly support
the workpiece
before
beginning
a cut. This will help you
avoid pinching the blade. The right and
wrong ways to support large workpieces
are shown in Figures 5 and 7.
6. ALWAYS
use steady, even pressure
when making a cut. NEVER
force the cut.
Right
7. DO NOT cut wet or warped lumber,
8. ALWAYS
hold the saw firmly with both
hands and keep your body in a balanced
position.This
will help you resist the forces of kickback, should
it occur.
IMPORTANT:
When using your saw, ALWAYS
stay alert and exercise control.
DO NOT remove your saw from the workpiece,
while the blade is moving.
DEPTH-OF-CUT
ADJUSTMENT
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
being cut.
Allowing more depth witt increase the chance
of kickback
and cause the cut to
be rough.Your
saw is equipped
with a depth-of-cut
scale on the upper blade
guard that will provide
increased
depth-of-cut
accuracy
(See Fig, 8).
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