Craftsman 315.108240 Owner's Manual page 3

7-1/4 inch circular saw double insulated
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (Continued)
13
PROTECT YOUR HEARING. Wear hearing protec-
29
lion during extended periods of operation
14
DON'T ABUSE CORD. Never carry toot by cord or
yank it to disconnect from receptacle Keep cord from
heat, off, and sharp edges
15
SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work
Both hands are needed to operate tool
16
DON'T OVERREACH,
Keep proper looting and bal-
ance at all times
Do not use on a ladder or unstable
30,
. .
support Secure toolswhen working at elevated posi-
tions
17
MAINTAIN
TOOLS
WITH CARE.
Keep tools sharp
and clean for better and safer pedorrnance
Follow in-
structions
lor lubricating
and changing
accessories
18
DISCONNECTTOOLS,
When not in use, before serv-
icing,
or when
changing
attachments,
blades,
bits,
cutters,
etc,, all tools should
be disconnecled,
19.
REMOVE
ADJUSTING
KEYS
AND WRENCHES.
Form habit ol checking
lo see that keys and adjusting
wrenches
are removed
from idol before turning it on
20
AVOID
ACCIDENTAL
STARTING.,
Don't
carry
plugged-in
tool with finger on swilch
Be sure switch is
ott when plugging
in
21
OUTDOOR
USE EXTENSION
CORDS.
When tool is
used ouldoors,
use only extension cords intended lot
use outdoors
and so marked
22
23
KEEP BLADES
CLEAN
AND SHARP.
Sharp blades
minimize
stalling and kickback
KEEP HANDS
AWAY
FROM CUTTING
AREA° Keep
hands
away from blades
Do not reach underneath
work while blade is rotating
Do not attempt to remove
cut
material
when
blade
is moving,
WARNING:
BLADES
COAST
AFTER
TURN OFF.
24
NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE.
Normal sparking of the motor could ignite fumes
37
25
INSPECT TOOL CORDS PERIODICALLY
and if
damaged, have repaired by authorized service facillty
Stay constantly aware of cord location and keep it wet!
38
away from the rotating blade
26
INSPECT EXTENSION CORDS PERIODICALLY and
39
replace it damaged.
27
KEEP HANDLES DRY, CLEAN, AND FREE FROM
40
OIL AND GREASE,
Always use a clean cloth when
cleaning Never use brake fJuids,gasoline, petroleum-
41
based products, or any strong sofvents to clean your
too!
28.
STAY ALERT AND EXERCISE CONTROL° Watch
what you are doing and use common sense
Do not
operate tool when you are tired Do not rush
CHECK
DAMAGED
PARTS.
Before furtheruse
ol the
too!, a guard or other part that is damaged
should be
carefully checked to determine
that it will operate prop-
erty and pedorm its intended funclion
Check for align-
ment of moving
parts, binding ot moving
pads, break-
age of pads,
mounting
and any other conditions
that
may affect its operation
A guard or other part that is
damaged
should be properly
repaired or replaced
by
an authorized
service center
DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH D dES NOT TURN IT
ON AND OFF. Have defective switches replaced by
authorized service center
31
USE RIP FENCE. Alwaysuse
atenceorstraight
edge
guide when ripping
32
SUPPORT
LARGE PANELS.
To minimize
the risk of
blade
pinching and kickback,
always
support
Iarge
panels
as shown in figure 6, page 6 When cutting op-
eration
requires the resting
of the saw on the work-
piece, the saw should be rested on the larger podion
and the smaller piece cut oft
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LOWER
BLADE
GUARD.
WARNING:
IF LOWER
BLADE
GUARD
MUST
BE RAISED
TO MAKE
A
CUT, ALWAYS
RAISE IT WITH THE RETRACTING
HANDLE
TO AVOID SERIOUS
INJURY.
See Figure
18, Page 11
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GUARD
AGAINST
KICKBACK,
Kickback
occurs
when the saw stalls rapidly and is driven back towards
the operator
Release
switch
immediately
il blade
binds orsaw stafis
Don't remove sawfrom
work during
a cut while the blade is moving
See Pages 6 and 7
35
BEFORE
MAKING
A CUT, BE SURE
THE DEPTH
AND BEVEL
ADJUSTMENTS
ARE TIGHT.
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USE ONLY CORRECT
BLADES°
Do not use blades
with incorrect
size holes
Never use blade washers or
bolts that are defective
or incorrect
The maximum
blade capacity
of your saw is 7-1/4"
AVOID CUTTING
NAILS_
Inspect
Ior and remove
all
nails from lumber
before cutting
NEVER
touch the blade or other moving parts during
use
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NEVER
start a tool when its rotating
component
is in
contact
with the workpiece
NEVER
lay a loci down before its moving pads have
come to a compfete stop,
DO NOTOPERATE
THIS TOOL WHILE U NDER THE
INFLUENCE
OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL,
OR ANY MEDI-
CATION.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS°
Reler to them fre-
quently and use themto inslructthirdpady users Ifyou
loan someone this tool, loan them these instructions
also
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