Specific Safety - Craftsman 320.28191 Product Manual

5-1/2-in. circular saw
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SERVICE
SAFETY
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If any part of this saw is missing or should break, bend, or fail in any way; or
should any electrical component
fail to perform properly: ALWAYS shut off
the power switch and remove the plug from the power source, and have the
missing, damaged,
or failed part replaced BEFORE resuming operation.
All ser,4ce that requires
opening
the tool MUST
be performed
only by a Sears
Service
Center° All of the motor
parts are important
components
of the double-
insulation
system
and MUST
only be serviced
by a Sears Service
Center. Ser-
vice performed
by unqualified
personnel
could result in a risk of injury°
When servicing this tool, ALWAYS use only identical replacement parts. Follow
instructions in the Maintenance Section of this manual. Use of unauthorized
parts or failure to follow Maintenance Instructions may create a risk of electric
shock or injury.
SPECiFiC
SAFETY
RULES FOR THE 5-1/2
iNCH CIRCULAR
SAW
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DANGER!
Keep hands away from cutting
area and the blade.
Keep your
second
hand on the auxiliary
handle or motor housing.
If both hands are holding the
saw, the cannot
be cut by the saw.
1o Keep your body
positioned
to either
side of the saw blade
and not in direct
line with the saw blade.
Kickback
could cause the saw to jump
baclqwards.
See'Kickback"o
2.
Check
lower
guard for proper
closing
before each
use, Do not operate
saw
if lower guard does not move freely and close instantly,
Never clamp or tie the
lower guard into the open position.
If saw is accidentally
dropped,
lower guard
may be bent. Raise the lower blade guard with the retracting
handle,
Make sure
it moves freely and does not touch the blade or any other part, in all angles and
depths
of cut.
3.
Check
the operation
of the lower
guard
spring,
tf the guard and the spring
are not operating
properly,
they must be serviced
before
use, Lower guard may
operate
sluggishly
due to damaged
parts, gummy
deposits
or a buildup
of
debris.
4.
Hold the tool
by its insulated
gripping
surfaces
when performing
an opera-
tion where the cutting
tool may contact
hidden
wiring
or its own cord. Contact
with a "live" wire will also make exposed
metal parts of the tool "live" and shock
the operator.
5.
Never
hold piece
being
cut in your hands
or across
your
leg, Secure
the
workpiece
to a stable platform.
It is important
to support
the work properly
to
minimize
body exposure,
blade binding
or loss of control.
6.
Lower
guard
should
be retracted
manually
only for special
cuts such
as
"pocket
cut"
and "compound
cut."
Raise lower blade guard by retracting
handle.
As soon as blade enters the material,
the lower guard must be released.
For all other sawing,
the lower guard should
operate
automatically.
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