Service Safety - Craftsman 172.17174 Owner's Manual

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SERVICE SAFETY
1. If any part of this saw is missing or should break,bend,or fail in any
way; or should any electricalcomponentfail to perform properly:
ALWAYS shutoff the power switchandremove the sawplugfromthepower
source
and have the missing, damaged
or failed parts replaced BEFORE
resuming operation,
2. Tool service must be performed
only at a Sears Service Center. Service
or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk
of injury.
ADDITIONAL
SPECIFIC
SAFETY
RULES
1. Know your power tool. Read operator's
manual carefully. Learn the
applications
and limitations,
as well as the specific potential hazards
related to this tool. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock,
fire or serious injury.
2. ALWAYS hold tool by insulated
gripping surfaces when performing
an
operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own
cord. Contact with a 'live" wire will make the exposed metal parts of the tool
_live" and shock the operator.
3, ALWAYS keep your hands away from cutting area. DO NOT reach under
the material being cut because the nearness of the blade to your hand is
hidden from your sight.
4, DO NOT use dull or damaged
blades.
Bent blades can break easily,
or cause kickback.
5. ALWAYS wear safety glasses or eye shields when using this saw.
ALWAYS wear a dust mask or respirator for applications
which
generate
dust.
6. ALWAYS protect your lungs.
Wear a face mask or dust mask if the
operation
is dusty.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious
personal
injury.
7. ALWAYS protect
your hearing.
Wear hearing
protection
during
extended
periods of operation.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious
personal injury.
8, ALWAYS
inspect and remove
all nails from lumber
before sawing.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
9. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Refer to them frequently
and use them to
instruct
others
who may use this tool. If someone
borrows
this tool,
make sure they have these instructions
also.

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