Safety Symbols For Your Tool; Extension Cords; Service Safety; Safety Rules For Miter Saws - Craftsman 320.21180 Operator's Manual

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EXTENSION
CORDS
Use a proper extension
cord. ONLY use cords listed by Underwriters
Laboratories
(UL). Other extension cords can cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in a loss of
power and overheating of tool.
For this tool an AWG (American Wire Gauge) size of a least 14-gauge is
recommended
for an extension cord of 25- ft. or less in length. Use 12-gauge for an
extension cord of 50-ft. Extension
cords 100-ft. or longer are not recommended.
Remember, a smaller
wire gauge size has greater capacity
than a larger number
(14-gauge wire has more capacity than 16-gauge wire; 12-gauge wire has more
capacity than 14-gauge). When in doubt use the smaller number.
When operating a power tool outdoors, use an outdoor extension cord marked
"W-A" or "W". These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric
shock.
/k CAUTION:
Keep the extension
cord clear of the working
area. Position
the cord so that it will not get caught on lumber, tools or other obstructions
while you are working with a power tool.
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Ak WARNING:
Check extension cords before each use. If damaged
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replace immediately.
Never use tool with a damaged cord since touching
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the damaged area could cause electrical shock, resulting in serious injury.
The label on your tool may include the following
symbols.
V .................................................................
Volts
A ................................................................
Amps
Hz ..............................................................
Hertz
W ................................................................
Watts
rain ............................................................
Minutes
..............................................................
Alternating
Current
............................................................
Direct Current
no. .............................................................
No-load Speed
[] ................................................................
Class II construction
.../rain ........................................................
Revolutions or Strokes per minute
...............................................................
Indicates danger, warning caution.
It means attention! Your safety is involved.
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SERVICESAFETY
1. 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: SHUT OFF the
power switch and remove the saw plug from the power source and have the
missing, damaged or failed parts replaced BEFORE resuming operation,
2. Tool service must be performed only at a Sears Parts and Repair Center.
Service or maintenance
pedormed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk
of injury.
3. When servicing
a tool, 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
SAFETY RULES FOR MITER SAWS
1. Know your power tool. Read operator's manual carefully. Learn the
applications
and limitations,
as well as the specific potential hazards
related to this tool. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire
or serious injury.
2. ALWAYS firmly clamp or bolt your miter saw to a secure, stable workbench or
table at approximately
hip height.
3. BE SURE that all adjustments
are secure BEFORE making a cut.
4. ALWAYS make sure that the miter table and saw arm (bevel function) are locked
in position BEFORE operating your saw. Lock the miter table by securely
tightening the miter lock lever. Lock the saw arm (bevel function) by securely
tightening the bevel lock knob.
5. USE the hold down clamp (included)
to secure the workpiece,WHENEVER
possible.
6. BE SURE that the blade path is free of nails. ALWAYS carefully inspect lumber
and remove all nails BEFORE cutting.
7. ALWAYS be sure that the blade clears the workpiece.
NEVER start the saw
with the blade touching
the workpiece.
ALWAYS allow the motor to come up
to full speed BEFORE starting a cut.
8. SUPPORT long workpieces
when cutting
to minimize
the risk of blade
pinching or kickback.
The saw may slip, walk or slide while cutting long or heavy
boards.
9. NEVER use a length-stop on the free (scrap end) of a clamped workpiece,
NEVER hold onto or bind the free scrap end of the workpiece
in any operation.
If a work clamp and length stop are used together, THEY MUST BOTH BE
INSTALLED
on the SAME SIDE of the saw table to prevent the saw from
catching the loose end and kicking up.
10. NEVER cut more than one piece at a time. DO NOT STACK more than one
workpiece on the worktable at a time.
11. AVOID awkward operations and hand positions where a sudden slip could
cause your hand to move into the blade. ALWAYS make sure that you have
good balance. NEVER operate your saw on the floor or in a crouched
position.
12. NEVER stand or have any part of your body in line with the path of
the blade.
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