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Craftsman 315.212040 Operator's Manual page 3

10 in. compound miter saw double insulated
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WARNING:
Read and understand all instruc-
tions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below,
may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious
personal injury.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read the operator's
manual carefully. Learn the saw's applications
and limi-
tations as well as the specific potential hazards related
to this tool.
GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK BY PRE-
VENTING BODY CONTACT WITH GROUNDED
SURFACES. For example, pipes, radiators, ranges,
refrigerator enclosures.
KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in good working
order. Never operate the tool with any guard or cover
removed. Make sure all guards are operating properly
before each use.
REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES.
Form habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting
wrenches are removed from tool before turning it on.
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and
benches invite accidents. DO NOT leave tools or
pieces of wood on the saw while it is in operation.
AVOID DANGEROUS
ENVIRONMENTS.
Don't use
power tools in damp or wet locations or expose to rain.
Keep the work area well lit.
KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. All visitors
should wear safety glasses and be kept a safe dis-
tance from work area. Do not let visitors contact tool or
extension cord while operating.
MAKE WORKSHOP CHILDPROOF
with padlocks and
master switches, or by removing starter keys.
DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and
safer at the feed rate for which it was designed.
USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force the tool or attachment
to do a job it was not designed for. Don't use it for a
purpose not intended.
MAKE SURE YOUR EXTENSION CORD IS IN GOOD
CONDITION.
When using an extension cord, be sure
to use one heavy enough to carry the current your
product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop
in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheat-
ing. A wire gage size (A.W.G.) of at least 14 is recom-
mended for an extension cord 25 feet or less in length.
If in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the
gage number, the heavier the cord.
DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing,
gloves, neckties, or jewelry. They can get caught
and draw you into moving parts. Rubber gloves and
nonskid footwear are recommended
when working
outdoors. Also wear protective hair covering to contain
long hair.
ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WITH SIDE
SHIELDS. Everyday eyeglasses have only impact-
resistant lenses, they are NOT safety glasses.
SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work
when practical. It's safer than using your hand and
frees both hands to operate tool.
DON'T OVERREACH.
Keep proper footing and bal-
ance at all times.
MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp and
clean for better and safer performance. Follow instruc-
tions for lubricating and changing accessories.
DISCONNECT
TOOLS. When not in use, before ser-
vicing, or when changing attachments,
blades, bits,
cutters, etc., all tools should be disconnected.
AVOID ACCIDENTAL
STARTING. Be sure switch is off
when plugging in any tool.
USE RECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES,
The use of
improper accessories may risk injury.
NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury could occur
if the tool is tipped or if the cutting tool is unintention-
ally contacted.
CHECK DAMAGED
PARTS. Before further use of
the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should
be carefully checked to determine that it will operate
properly and perform its intended function. Check for
alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts, mounting and any other conditions
that may affect its operation. A guard or other part that
is damaged must be properly repaired or replaced by
an authorized service center to avoid risk of personal
injury.
USE THE RIGHT DIRECTION OF FEED. Feed work
into a blade or cutter against the direction of rotation of
blade or cutter only.
NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED.
TURN THE POWER OFF. Don't leave tool until it
comes to a complete stop.
PROTECT YOUR LUNGS. Wear a face or dust mask if
the cutting operation is dusty.
PROTECT YOUR HEARING. Wear hearing protection
during extended periods of operation.
DON'T ABUSE CORD. Never yank cord to disconnect
from receptacle. Keep cord from heat, oil, and sharp
edges.
USE OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORDS. When tool is
used outdoors, use only extension cords with ap-
proved ground connection that are intended for use
outdoors and so marked.
KEEP BLADES CLEAN, SHARP, AND WITH
SUFFICIENT SET. Sharp blades minimize stalling and
kickback.
BLADE COASTS AFTER BEING TURNED OFF.

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