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Ways to Help Prevent Kickback
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ALWAYS release trigger switch immediately
if the blade binds
or the saw stalls. Kickback could cause you to lose control of the saw_ Loss of control
can lead to serious injury.
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ALWAYS maintain a firm grip with
both (see Fig 7) hands on the saw
and position your body and arms to
allow you to resist Kickback forces
Kickback forces can be controlled by
the operator, if the proper precautions
are taken
If the blade is binding, or when you are
interrupting a cut for any reason, ALWAYS
release the trigger and hold the saw
motionless in the material until the blade
comes to a complete stop NEVER attempt
to remove the saw from the work or pull the
saw backward while the blade is in motion,
or Kickback may occur, CHECK and take
corrective action to eliminate the cause of blade binding
3 Inspect the workpiece for knots or nails before cutting Never saw into a knot or nail
4 DO NOT cut warped or wet lumber (see Fig 6a)
5 ALWAYS support large panels to minimize the risk of blade pinching and Kickback Large
panels tend to sag under their own weight (see Fig 6a) Supports MUST be placed under
the panel, one near the line of cut and one near the edge of the panel (see Fig 6)
6 When restarting the saw in the workpiece, CENTER the blade in the kerf and check to be
sure that the saw teeth are not engaged into the material, If the saw blade is binding, it may
walk up or Kickback from the workpiece when the saw is restarted
7 DO NOT use a dull or damaged blade, Unsharpened, improperly set, or gummed-up blades
produce narrow kerr which causes excessive friction, blade binding and Kickback
8 KEEP the blade at the correct depth setting. The depth setting should not exceed 1/4-inch
betow the material being cut (see Fig. 5). BE SURE that the blade depth and adjusting
locking levers are tight and secure BEFORE making a cut, If blade adjustment shifts while
cutting it may cause binding and Kickback,
9 USE EXTRA CAUTION when making a "Pocket Cut" into existing walls or other blind areas
The protruding blade may cut objects that can cause Kickback
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