Craftsman 320.28191 Product Manual page 19

5-1/2-in. circular saw
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OPERATING
THE SAW
tt is important to understand the correct method for operating the sawn Refer to the
instructions in this section to learn the correct and incorrect ways for handling the
saw.
,_k DANGER:
When lifting the saw from the workpiece, the blade is exposed on
the underside of the saw until the lower blade guard closes_ Make sure the lower
blade guard is closed before setting the saw down.
,_k DANGER: To make sawing easier and safer, always maintain proper control of
the saw.. Loss of control could cause an accident resulting in possible serious injury.
To make the best possible
cut:
Hold the saw firmly with
hand.
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Avoid placing your hand on
the workpiece while making
a cut.
Support the workpiece so
that the cut (kerr) is always
to your side.
Support the workpiece near
the cut°
Clamp the workpiece
securely, so that the work-
piece will not move during
the cut.
Always place the saw on
the workpiece that is sup-
ported, not the "cut off"
piece.
Place the workpiece with
the "good" side down.
Draw a guideline
along the
desired
line of cut before
beginning
your cut.
NOTE: The "good" side of the
workpiece is the side where
appearance is important.
Fig. 7
Fig. 8
Wrong
WARNING:
If the blade comes in contact with the workpiece before it reaches
full speed, it could cause the saw to "kickback"
towards you, which could result in
serious injury.
28191
Manual_Revised O7-0202
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