TO MAKE POCKET CUTS
ALWAYS adjust bevel setting to zero before making a
pocket cut. Attempting a pocket cut at any other setting can result in a loss
of control of the saw, possibly causing serious injury.
1. Adjust the bevel setting to zero, set the blade to the correct blade depth setting,
and swing the lower blade guard up, using the lower blade guard handle.
I /_ WARNING:
raise the lower blade guard with the handle
to avoid serious injury.
2. While holding the lower blade guard by the handle, firmly
rest the front of the
shoe flat against the workpiece with the rear handle raised so the blade does
not touch the workpiece
(See Fig, 16).
the trigger switch to start the
saw. ALWAYS let the blade reach full
speed, then slowly lower the blade onto
the workpiece until the shoe is flat
4. After you complete the cut, release the
trigger switch and allow the blade to
come to a complete stop. After the
blade has stopped,
remove it from the
can then be cleared
out with a hand saw or sabre saw.
tie the lower blade guard in the raised position.
Leaving the blade exposed could result in serious
use a guide when making long or wide rip cuts with your saw. You can
use either a straight edge or use the Optional
Guide with a 5-inch scale
at your local Sears store or Craftsman
Using a Straight
You can make an efficient
edge to your
1. Secure the workpiece.
2. Use C-clamps
to firmly attach
edge to the workpiece.
guide the saw along the
edge for a straight
4. DO NOT bind
in the cut.