dust collection can reduce dust-related
4) POwER TOOL uSE AND CARE
a) Do not force the power tool. use the
correct power tool for your application.
The correct power tool will do the job better and
safer at the rate for which it was designed.
b) Do not use the power tool if the switch
does not turn it on and off. Any power tool
that cannot be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
c) Disconnect the plug from the power
source and/or the battery pack from
the power tool before making any
adjustments, changing accessories,
or storing power tools. Such preventive
safety measures reduce the risk of starting
the power tool accidentally.
d) Store idle power tools out of the reach
of children and do not allow persons
unfamiliar with the power tool or these
instructions to operate the power tool.
Power tools are dangerous in the hands of
e) maintain power tools. Check for
misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts and any other condition
that may affect the power tool's operation.
if damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained power tools.
f) keep cutting tools sharp and clean.
Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp
cutting edges are less likely to bind and are
easier to control.
g) use the power tool, accessories and
tool bits, etc. in accordance with these
instructions, taking into account the
working conditions and the work to
be performed. Use of the power tool for
operations different from those intended
could result in a hazardous situation.
a) have your power tool serviced by a
qualified repair person using only identical
replacement parts. This will ensure that the
safety of the power tool is maintained.
Safety inStructionS for all SawS
DANgER: keep hands away from
cutting area and the blade. keep your
second hand on auxiliary handle or
motor housing. If both hands are holding
the saw, they cannot be cut by the blade.
b) Do not reach underneath the
workpiece. The guard cannot protect you
from the blade below the workpiece.
c) Adjust the cutting depth to the
thickness of the workpiece. Less than a
full tooth of the blade teeth should be visible
below the workpiece.
d) Never hold piece being cut in your
hands or across your leg. Secure the
workpiece to a stable platform. It is
important to support the work properly to
minimize body exposure, blade binding, or
loss of control.
e) hold power 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 also make exposed
metal parts of the power tool "live" and
shock the operator.
f) when ripping always use a rip fence
or straight edge guide. This improves the
accuracy of cut and reduces the chance of
g) Always use blades with correct size
and shape (diamond versus round) of
arbour holes. Blades that do not match
the mounting hardware of the saw will run
eccentrically, causing loss of control.
h) Never use damaged or incorrect blade
washers or bolt. The blade washers and
bolt were specially designed for your saw,
for optimum performance and safety of
CAuSES AND OPERATOR
PREVENTiON Of kiCkbACk:
• Kickback is a sudden reaction to a
pinched, bound or misaligned saw blade,
causing an uncontrolled saw to lift up and
out of the workpiece toward the operator.
• When the blade is pinched or bound tightly
by the kerf closing down, the blade stalls
and the motor reaction drives the unit rapidly
back toward the operator.
• If the blade becomes twisted or misaligned
in the cut, the teeth at the back edge of the
blade can dig into the top surface of the
wood causing the blade to climb out of the
kerf and jump back toward the operator.
Kickback is the result of saw misuse and/or
incorrect operating procedures or conditions
and can be avoided by taking proper
precautions as given below:
a) maintain a firm grip with both hands
on the saw and position your arms to
resist kickback forces. Position your
body to either side of the blade, but not
in line with the blade. Kickback could
cause the saw to jump backwards, but
kickback forces can be controlled by the
operator, if proper precautions are taken.
b) when blade is binding, or when
interrupting a cut for any reason, release