The best of saw blades will not cut efficiently if they are
not kept clean, sharp, and properly set. Using a dull blade
wil! 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
DO NOT USE GASOLINE.
See Figure 12.
The lower blade guard attached to your trim saw is there
for your protection and safety. Do not alter it for any rea-
son. Hfit 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.
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 win result in serious injury.
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.
LOWER BLADE GUARD
WHEN P_AKING A BUT
See Figure 13.
To start the saw: Depress the switch trigger.
Always let the blade reach full speed, then guide the saw
into the workpiece.
The blade coming in contact with the
workpiece before it reaches full speed could cause
the saw to "kickback"
towards you resulting in seri-
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
while the blade is moving.