Safety Rules For Circular Saws - Craftsman 172.10853 Owner's Manual

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SAFETY RULES FOR CIRCULAR SAWS
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Keep hands away from cutting
area and blade,
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Keep your second
hand on the auxiliary
handle
or motor housing.
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If both hands are holding
the saw, they cannot
be cut by the blade,
1. ALWAYS
keep your body positioned
to either side of the saw blade, but
not in line with the saw blade.
Kickback
could cause the saw to jump
backwards.
(See Kickback...What
Causes It and Ways to Prevent It on pages 7-8).
2. DO NOT reach underneath
the work. The guard cannot protect you from
the blade beneath the work.
3. ALWAYS
check
lower guard for proper
closing
BEFORE
each use.
DO NOT operate
the saw if the lower guard does not move freely and
close instantly.
Never clamp
or tie the lower guard in the open position.
If the saw is accidentally
dropped,
the lower guard may be bent. Raise the
lower guard with the retracting
handle.
Make sure that it moves freely and
does not touch the blade or any other part in all angles
and depths
of cut.
4. ALWAYS
check
the operation
and condition
of the lower guard spring.
If the guard and the spring
are not operating
properly,
they MUST
be
serviced
before
use. The lower guard may operate sluggishly, due to
damaged
parts, gummy deposits, or a buildup of debris.
5. The lower guard should
be retracted
manually
ONLY for making
special
cuts, such as pocket
or compound
cuts. ALWAYS raise the lower guard
by retracting
the handle.
As soon as the blade enters the material,
the
lower guard MUST
be released.
For all other sawing, the lower guard
should
operate
automatically.
6. ALWAYS
make sure that the lower guard Is covering
the blade BEFORE
placing
the saw down on a work bench
or floor.
An unprotected
moving
blade will cause the saw to walk backwards,
cutting
whatever is in its path.
Make note of the time it takes for the blade to stop spinning
after the
switch is released.
7. NEVER
hold the piece being cut In your hands
or across your legs.
It is important
to support the work properly
in order to minimize
body
exposure,
blade binding,
or loss of control.
8. ALWAYS
hold tool by insulated
gripping
surfaces
when performing
an operation
where
the cutting
tool may contact
hidden
wiring
or its
own cord. Contact
with a 'live" wire will make the exposed
metal parts of
the tool "live" and shock the operator.
9. When
ripping,
ALWAYS
use a rip fence
or straight
edge guide.
This
improves
the accuracy
of the cut and reduces the chance of the blade binding.
10. ALWAYS
use blades
that have the correct
size and shape (diamond
vs. round)
arbor holes.
Blades that do not match the mounting hardware
of the saw will run erratically
and will cause loss of control.
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