Inspect the workpiece for knots or nails BEFORE
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.
use clean, sharp and
properly set blades. NEVER
make cuts with dull blades.
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.
use steady, even pressure
when making a cut. NEVER
force the cut.
7. DO NOT cut wet or warped lumber,
hold the saw firmly with both
hands and keep your body in a balanced
will help you resist the forces of kickback, should
When using your saw, ALWAYS
stay alert and exercise control.
DO NOT remove your saw from the workpiece,
while the blade is moving.
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
Allowing more depth witt increase the chance
and cause the cut to
saw is equipped
with a depth-of-cut
scale on the upper blade
guard that will provide
(See Fig, 8).