CUTS ( Fig. 17)
ALWAYS adjust bevel setting tozero before makinga pocket
cut. Attempting a pocket cut at any other setting can result in a loss of control of
the saw, which can result in serious injury,
1 Adjust the bevel setting to zero, set the blade to the correct blade depth setting,
then use the lower blade guard lever to swing the guard up.
ALWAYS raise the lower blade guard with the lever to avoid
2 While holding the lower blade guard up by the lever, firmly rest the front of the saw base
flat against the workpiece with the rear handle raised so the blade does not touch the
workpiece (see Fig 17).
3 Squeeze the trigger switch to start the saw. ALWAYS let the blade reach full speed, then
slowly lower the blade onto the workpiece until the base is flat against the workpiece
AS the blade enters the material, you MUST release the lower blade guard lever.
4 After you complete the cut, release the trigger switch and allow the blade to come to a
complete stop After the blade has stopped, remove it from the workpiece
If the corners
of your pocket cut are not completely cut through, use a hand finishing saw to finish the corners
NEVER tie the lower blade guard in the raised position,
Leaving the blade exposed could result in serious injury.