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Craftsman 315.212040 Operator's Manual page 4

10 in. compound miter saw double insulated
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NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE.
Normal sparking of the motor could ignite fumes.
INSPECT TOOL CORDS PERIODICALLY.
If damaged,
have repaired by a qualified service technician at an
authorized service facility. The conductor
with insula-
tion having an outer surface that is green with or with-
out yellow stripes is the equipment-grounding
conduc-
tor. If repair or replacement of the electric cord or plug
is necessary, do not connect the equipment-grounding
conductor
to a live terminal. Repair or replace a dam-
aged or worn cord immediately. Stay constantly aware
of cord location and keep it well away from the rotating
blade.
INSPECT EXTENSION CORDS PERIODICALLY
and
replace if damaged.
KEEP TOOL DRY, CLEAN, AND FREE FROM OIL
AND GREASE. Always use a clean cloth when clean-
ing. Never use brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum-based
products, or any solvents to clean tool.
STAY ALERT AND EXERCISE CONTROL. Watch
what you are doing and use common sense. Do not
operate too] when you are tired. Do not rush.
DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT TURN IT
ON AND OFF. Have defective switches replaced by an
authorized service center.
USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES. Do not use blades
with incorrect size holes. Never use blade washers or
blade bolts that are defective or incorrect. The maxi-
mum blade capacity of your saw is 10 in. (254 mm).
BEFORE MAKING A CUT, BE SURE ALL ADJUST-
MENTS ARE SECURE.
AVOID CUTTING NAILS. Inspect for and remove all
nails from lumber before cutting.
NEVER TOUCH BLADE or other moving parts during
use.
NEVER START A TOOL WHEN ANY ROTATING COM-
PONENT IS IN CONTACT WITH THE WORKPIECE.
DO NOT OPERATE A TOOL WHILE UNDER THE
INFLUENCE OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL,
OR ANY
MEDICATION.
POLARIZED PLUGS. To reduce the risk of electric
shock, this tool has a polarized plug (one Made is
wider than the other). This plug will fit in a polarized
outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the
outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not
change the plug in any way.
WHEN SERVICING use only identical replacement
parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or
cause product damage.
CHECK WITH A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN
or service
personnel if the grounding instructions
are not com-
pletely understood or if in doubt as to whether the tool
is properly grounded.
USE ONLY RECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES
listed
in this manual or addendums.
Use of accessories
that are not listed may cause the risk of personal
injury. Instructions
for safe use of accessories
are
included
with the accessory.
DOUBLE CHECK ALL SETUPS.
Make sure blade is
tight and not making contact
with saw or workpiece
before connecting
to power supply.
MAKE SURE THE WORK AREA HAS AMPLE LIGHT-
ING to see the work and that no obstructions
will in-
terfere with safe operation
BEFORE
performing
any
work using the table saw.
FIRMLY CLAMP OR BOLT your miter saw to a work-
bench or table at approximately
hip height.
DO NOT REMOVE THE SAW'S BLADE
GUARDS, Never operate the saw with any guard or
cover removed. Make sure all guards are operating
properly before each use.
KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA. Do not
reach underneath work or in blade cutting path with
your hands and fingers for any reason. Always turn the
power off.
ALWAYS SUPPORT LONG WORKPIECES
while cut-
ting to minimize risk of blade pinching and kickback.
Saw may slip, walk or slide while cutting long or heavy
boards.
ALWAYS USE A CLAMP to secure the workpiece
when possible.
BE SURE THE BLADE CLEARS THE WORKPIECE.
Never start the saw with the blade touching the
workpiece. Allow motor to come up to full speed
before starting cut.
MAKE SURE THE MITER TABLE AND SAW ARM
(BEVEL FUNCTION) ARE LOCKED IN POSITION
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SAW. Lock the miter
table by securely tightening the miter lock handle. Lock
the saw arm (bevel function) by securely tightening the
bevel lock knob.
NEVER USE A LENGTH STOP ON THE FREE SCRAP
END OF A CLAMPED WORKPIECE.
NEVER hold
onto or bind the free scrap end of the workpiece in any
operation. If a work clamp and length stop are used
together, they must both be installed on the same side
of the saw table to prevent the saw from catching the
loose end and kicking up.

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