Craftsman 320.28060 Owner's Manual page 8

Circular saw 7 1/4-in. with laser trac
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SAFETY RULES FOR CIRCULAR SAWS cont.
7. NEVER hold the piece being cut in your hands or across
your legs. tt is important
to support the work properly in order to minimize body exposure, blade binding, or loss
of control
8. ALWAYS hold tool by insulated
gripping
surfaces
when performing
an operation
where the cutting tool may contact
hidden wiring or its own cord, Contact with a
"live" wire wil! make the exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and shock the operator,
9. When ripping,
ALWAYS use a rip fence or straight
edge guide. This improves the
accuracy of the cut and reduces the chance of the blade binding
10. At.WAYS use blades that have the correct
size and shape (diamond
vs. round)
arbor holes. Blades that do not match the mounting hardware of the saw will run
erratically and will cause loss of control
11. ALWAYS BE SURE that all adjusting screws and the blade holder are fastened tightly
BEFORE making a cut Loose adjusting screws and holders can cause the tool or
blade to slip and loss of control may result,
12. When removing the blade from the tool, ALWAYS avoid contact with skin and ALWAYS
wear protective gloves when grasping the blade or accessory Accessories
may be hot
after prolonged use
KICKBACK._WHAT
CAUSES IT AND WAYS TO PREVENT IT
"[he Causes of Kickback
1. Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, bound or misa[igned saw blade, which causes
the uncontrolled saw to lift up and out of the workpiece and towards the operator,
2. When the blade is pinched or bound tightly by the kerr closing down, the blade stat]s and
the motor reaction drives the unit rapidly back towards the operator
3. if the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in the cut, the teeth at the back edge of the
blade can dig into the top surface of the wood. This causes the blade to climb out of
the kerf and jump back towards the operator
4r Kickback is a result of tool misuse and/or incorrect operating procedures or conditions.
It can be avoided by taking the proper precautions, as listed on next page°

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