ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES FOR
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL WARNINGS AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING
THIS EQUIPMENT. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in electric shock, fire,
and/or serious personal injury or property damage.
D O N O T O P E R ATE THIS MACHINE u n t i l it is
a s s e m b l e d
i n s t a l l e d
O B TAIN ADVICE FROM YOUR SUPERV I S O R ,
instructor, or another qualified person if you are not
familiar with the operation of this machine.
FOLLOW ALL WIRING CODES and recommended
USE THE GUARDS WHENEVER POSSIBLE. Check
to see that they are in place, secured, and working
KICKBACK IS THE NATURAL TENDENCY OF THE
WORKPIECE TO BE THROWN BACK AT THE
OPERATOR when the workpiece initially contacts the
blade or if the workpiece pinches the blade. Kickback
is dangerous and can result in serious injury.
AVOID KICKBACK by:
A. keeping blade sharp and free of rust and pitch.
B. keeping rip fence parallel to the saw blade.
C. using saw blade guard and spreader for every
possible operation, including all through sawing.
D. pushing the workpiece past the saw blade prior to
E. never ripping a workpiece that is twisted or
warped, or does not have a straight edge to guide
along the fence.
using featherboards when the anti-kickback device
cannot be used.
G. never sawing a large workpiece that cannot be
H. never using the fence as a guide when
never sawing a workpiece with loose knots or other
A LWAYS USE GUARDS, SPLITTER, AND ANTI-
KICKBACK FINGERS whenever possible.
REMOVE CUT-OFF PIECES AND SCRAPS from the
table before starting the saw. The vibration of the
machine may cause them to move into the saw blade
and be thrown out. After cutting, turn the machine off.
After the blade has come to a complete stop, remove
NEVER START THE MACHINE with the workpiece
against the blade.
NEVER run the workpiece between the fence and a
a c c o rding
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Refer to them often
and use them to instruct others.
10. CUTTING THE WORKPIECE WITHOUT THE USE OF
A FENCE OR MITER GAUGE IS KNOWN AS
"FREEHAND" CUTTING. NEVER perform "free-hand"
operations. Use either the fence or miter gauge to
position and guide the workpiece.
11. HOLD THE WORKPIECE FIRMLY against the miter
gauge or fence.
12. CUTTING COMPLETELY THROUGH THE WORK-
PIECE IS KNOWN AS "THROUGH-SAW I N G " .
operations. Cutting with the grain (or down the length
of the workpiece) is ripping. Cutting across the grain (or
across the workpiece) is cross-cutting. Use a fence or
fence system for ripping. DO NOT use a fence or fence
system for cross-cutting. Instead, use a miter gauge.
USE PUSH STICK(S) for ripping a narrow workpiece.
13. AVOID AW K WARD OPERAT I O N S AND HAND
POSITIONS where a sudden slip could cause a hand
to move into the blade.
14. KEEP ARMS, HANDS, AND FINGERS away from the
15. NEVER have any part of your body in line with the path
of the saw blade.
16. NEVER REACH AROUND or over the saw blade.
17. NEVER attempt to free a stalled saw blade without first
turning the machine "OFF".
18. PROPERLY SUPPORT LONG OR WIDE workpieces.
19. NEVER PERFORM LAYOUT, assembly or set-up work
on the table/work area when the machine is running.
20. TURN THE MACHINE "OFF" AND DISCONNECT
THE MACHINE f rom the power source before
installing or removing accessories, before adjusting or
changing set-ups, or when making repairs.
21. TURN THE MACHINE "OFF", disconnect the machine
from the power source, and clean the table/work area
before leaving the machine. LOCK THE SWITCH IN
THE "OFF" POSITION to prevent unauthorized use.
22. A D D I T I O N A L I N F O R M ATION re g a rding the safe
and proper operation of power tools (i.e. a safety
video) is available from the Power Tool Institute,
1300 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2851
( w w w.powertoolinstitute.com). Information is also
available from the National Safety Council, 1121 Spring
Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143-3201. Please refer to the
American National Standards Institute ANSI 0 1 . 1
Safety Requirements for Woodworking Machines and
the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA 1 9 1 0 . 2 1 3
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