To Lessen the Chance of Kickback: cont.
2, ALWAYS inspect the workpiece for knots or nails BEFORE beginning to cut°
NEVER saw into a knot or nail.
3. Make straight cuts_ ALWAYS use a straight edge guide when rip cutting,
This will help prevent twisting the blade in the cuL
4. ALWAYS use clean, sharp and properly set blades.
NEVER make cuts with dull blades,
5. ALWAYS properly support the workpiece before
beginning a cut. "['his will help you avoid pinching
the blade. The right and wrong ways to support large
workpieces are shown in Figures 8 and 9.
6. ALWAYS use steady, even pressure
when making a cut, NEVER force the cut,
7. DO NOT cut wet or warped fumber.
8. ALWAYS hold the saw firmly with both hands and keep
your body in a balanced position° This will help you
resist the force of kickback, should it occur.
When using your saw, ALWAYS stay alert and exercise control
DO NOT remove your saw from the workpiece, while the blade is moving_
ALWAYS use the correct blade depth setting_ The correct blade depth setting for all cuts should
not be more than 1/4-inch below the material being cut. Allowing more depth will increase the
chance of kickback and cause the cut to be rough, Your saw is equipped with a depth-of-cut scale
on the upper blade guard that will provide increased depth-of-cut
accuracy (See Fig<,10).
_ Raise the Saw
Lower the Saw