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Craftsman 320.10871 Operator's Manual page 23

13 amp 7 14-in circular saw with laser trac
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TO HELP MAINTAIN
CONTROL
cont.:
t0. Squeeze the trigger switch to start the saw. ALWAYS let the blade reach full speed
before you begin the cut into the workpiece.
11_ When making a cut, ALWAYS use steady, even pressure. Forcing the saw causes
rough cuts and could shorten the life of the saw or cause Kickback.
12. After completing your cut, release the trigger switch and allow the blade to come to
a complete stop, DO NOT remove the saw from the workpiece while the blade
is moving_
When sawing through a workpiece, the lower blade guard DOES
NOT cover the blade on the underside
of the workpiece
(see Fig. 4, page 17). ALWAYS
keep your hands and fingers away from the cutting
area. Any part of your body
coming in contact with the moving blade will result in serious injury.
MAKING
CROSS
CUTS AND
RIP CUTS
(Figs.
12 and 12a)
z_ WARNING:
ALWAYS clamp and support workpiece securely. ALWAYS
maintain proper control of saw. Failure to clamp and support workpiece
and !0ss
of control of saw could result in serious injury.
1 ALWAYS use your saw with your hands positioned correctly (see Fig 12).
Line of Cut
Fig. 12a
Fig. 12
Z_ WARNING:
ALWAYS maintain
proper control
of the saw to make sawing
safer and easier. Loss of control
of the saw could cause an accident
resulting
in possible
serious
injury.
2oWhen making cross or rip cuts, align your line of cut with the right side of the notch
by the 0° indicator (see Fig. 12a).
3. Since the thickness of blades varies, IVlAKE A TRIAL CUT in scrap material along the
guideline to determine how much, if any, you should offset the blade from the guideline
to allow for the kerf of the blade to get an accurate cut.
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