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Saw Blades; Operation - Craftsman 315.108620 Operator's Manual

7-1/4 in. circular saw with laser guide double insulated
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To lessen the chance of kickback, follow
these safety
practices,
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Keep the blade at the correct depth setting. The depth
se_ng should not exceed 114in. below the material being
ct_
[] Inspect the workpleoe for knots or nails before cutting.
Never saw into a knot or nail.
[] Make straight cuts, Always use a guide when dp
cu'tting_This helps prevent twisting the blade,
Ill Use clean, sharp, and propedy set blades° Never make
cuts with dull blades.
[] Suppor_ the workpiece property before beginning a cut,
[] Use steady, even pressure when making a cut Never
force a cut,
[] Do not cut warped or wet lumben
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Hotd the saw firmly with both hands and keep your
body tn a balanced position so as to resist the forces If
kickback should ooouro
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WARNING'- When using the saw, atways stay alert
and exercise control Do not remove the saw from
the workpfece while the blade Is moving.
SAW BLADES
The best of saw bladeswill not cut efficiently if they are
not kept clean, sharp, and properly set. Using a dull
blade wit1placo a heavy load on the saw an6 increasethe
danger of kickback. Keep extra blades on hand,so that
sharp blades are always available.
Gum and wood pitch hardened on b_ades will s_ow the
saw down. Removesaw blade from the saw and use gum
and pitch remover,hot water, or keroseneto removethese
accumulations. DO NOT USE GASOLINE.
BLADE GUARD SYSTEM
See Figure 9.
The lower blade guard attached to the cimuJarsaw is
there for yourprotection and safety. Do not alter it for any
reason, if it becomes damaged,do not operate the saw
untit you have the guard repaired or replaced. Always
leaveguard In operating position when using the saw.
_lb DANGER: Whensawing through work, lower blade
guarddo_s not coverblade on the und_si6e of
work. Since blade is exposed on underside of work,
keep hands and I_ngers away from cutting area.Any
part of yourbody coming in contact with moving
blade witl result tn serious injury.
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CAUTION: Neveruse saw when guard is not
operating correctly. Ch_k the g_ard for corral
operation before each use.The guard )s operating
correctly when it moves freatyand readily returns
to the closed position. If you drop the saw, check
the lower blade guard and bumper for damage at all
depth s_ttings
before reu_.
INCORRECT SUPPORT
Fig. 7
CORRECT SUPPORT
Fig. 8
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LOWER BLADE G UARD IS IN UP
PDSI!lON WHEN MAKING A CUT
Fig. g
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