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10/12" right-tilting arbor saw
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STABILITY
OF SAW
If there
is any tendency
for the saw to tip over or move during
certain
cutting
operations,
such as cutting
extremely
heavy
panels
or long heavy boards,
the saw should
be bolted
down.
if you attach
any kind of extensions
over 24" wide
to either
end of the saw, make sure
you either
bolt the saw to the floor,
as appropriate,
or support
the outer end of the extension
from
the bench
or floor, as appropriate.
LOCATION
The saw should be positioned so neither the operator nor a
casual observer is forced to stand in line with the saw blade.
KICKBACKS
A kickback
occurs
during
a rip-type
operation
when
a part or
all of workpiece
is thrown
back violently
toward
operator.
Keep your face and body to one side of the saw blade,
out of
line with a possible
kickback.
Kickbacks
and possible
injury from them
can usually
be avoid-
ed by:
Maintaining
rip fence
parallel
to saw blade.
Keeping
saw blade
sharp.
Replace
or sharpen
antikick-
back pawls when
points
become
dull.
Keeping
saw blade
guard,
spreader,
and antikickback
pawls
in place and operating
properly.
The spreader
must
be in alignment
with the saw blade
and the pawls must
stop a kickback
once it has started.
Check
their action
before
ripping.
Not ripping
work that is twisted
or warped
or does not
have a straight
edge
to guide
along the rip fence.
Not releasing
work
until you have pushed
it all the way
past the saw blade.
Using
a push stick for ripping
widths
less than 6 inches.
Not confining
the cutoff
piece when
ripping
or crosscutting.
PROTECTION:
EYES, HANDS, FACE, BODY,
EARS
If any part of your
saw is missing,
malfunctioning,
or has
been
damaged
or broken
(such
as the motor
switch,
elec-
tronic
controls,
other operating
control,
a safety device
or
power
cord),
cease
operating
immediately
until the partic-
ular part is properly
repaired
or replaced.
Wear safety goggles
that comply
with
United
States
ANSI
Z87.1
and a face shield
or dust mask if operation
is dusty.
Wear ear plugs or muffs
during
extended
periods
of oper-
ation.
Small
loose pieces
of wood
or other objects
that contact
the rear of the revolving
blade
can be thrown
back at the
operator
at excessive
speed.
This can usually
be avoided
by keeping
the guard and spreader
in place for all thru-
sawing
operations
(sawing
entirely
thru work)
and by
removing
all loose pieces
from the table with a long stick
of wood
immediately
after they are cut off.
Use extra caution
when
the guard
assembly
is removed
for
resawing,
dadoing,
or rabbeting--replace
guard
as soon
as that operation
is completed.
Never turn the saw ON before clearing
the table of all
tools, wood scraps,
etc., except
the workpiece
and related
feed or support
devices
for the operation
planned.
Never place your face or body in line with the cutting
tool.
Never place your fingers
or hands
in path of saw blade or
other cutting
tool.
For rip or rip-type
cuts, the following
end of a workpiece
to
which
a push stick or push
board is applied
must
be
square
(perpendicular
to the fence)
in order that feed
pressure
applied
to the workpiece
by the push stick or
block does
not cause
the workpiece
to come
away from
the fence,
and possibly
cause
a kickback.
During
rip and rip-type
cuts, workpiece
must be held down
on table and against
fence
with a push stick, push block,
or featherboards,
as applicable
(see Figures
la and lb).
The push stick and push block examples
shown
below
are use-
ful for keeping
hands and fingers
away from saw blade during
ripping,
rabbeting
and dadoing.
Apply
downward
pressure
and
push workpiece
through
the cut and past the blades.
Several
other configurations
may be suitable
for safe operation.
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Figure la - Push Sticks and Push Blocks

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