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Saw Blades; Blade Guard System; Starting/Stopping The Saw - Craftsman 315.114261 Operator's Manual

5-1/2 in, 19.2 volt cordless trim saw
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SAW BLADES
The best of saw blades will not cut efficiently if they are
not kept clean, sharp, and properly set. Using a dull blade
will place a heavy load on the saw and increase the dan-
ger of kickback. Keep extra blades on hand, so that sharp
blades are always available.
Gum and wood pitch hardened on blades will slow the
saw down. Remove saw blade from the saw and use gum
and pitch remover, hot water, or kerosene to remove these
accumulations.
DO NOT USE GASOLINE.
BLADE
GUARD
SYSTEM
See Figure 11.
The lower blade guard attached to the trim saw is there for
your protection and safety. Do not alter it for any reason.
If it becomes damaged, do not operate the saw until you
have the guard repaired or replaced. Always leave guard
in operating position when using the saw.
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DANGER:
When sawing through work, lower
blade guard does not cover blade on the underside
of work. Since blade is exposed on underside of
work, keep hands and fingers away from cutting
area. Any part of your body coming in contact with
moving blade will result in serious injury.
_1_ CAUTION:
Never use saw when guard is not
operating correctly. Check the guard for correct
operation before each use. The guard is operating
correctly when it moves freely and readily returns to
the closed position. If you drop the saw, check the
lower blade guard and bumper for damage at all
depth settings before reuse.
LOWERBLADE GUARD
iS IN UP POSiTiON
WHENMAKINGA CUT
STARTING/STOPPING
THE SAW
See Figure 12.
To start the saw: Depress the switch trigger.
Always let the blade reach full speed, then guide the saw
into the workpiece.
_,
WARNING:
The blade coming in contact with the
workpiece before it reaches full speed could cause
the saw to "kickback"
toward you resulting in seri-
ous injury.
To stop the saw: Release the switch trigger.
After you release the switch trigger, allow the blade to
come to a complete stop. Do not remove the saw from
the workpiece
while the blade is moving.
SWITCH
TRIGGER
Fig. 12
BLADEEXPOSEDON
UNDERSIDE OFWORKPIECE
Fig. 11
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