chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• Lead from lead-based paints,
• Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products,
• Arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber (CCA).
• Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to
these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that
are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction
activities. Wear protective clothing and wash exposed areas with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your
mouth, eyes, or lay on the skin may promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which may cause serious and permanent respiratory or
other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory protection appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles
away from face and body.
CAUTION: Wear appropriate hearing protection during use. Under some conditions and duration of use,
noise from this product may contribute to hearing loss.
• Snagging the lower guard on a surface below the material being cut can momentarily reduce operator
control. The saw can lift partially out of the cut increasing the chance of blade twist. Ensure there is sufficient
clearance under the workpiece.
• When necessary to raise lower guard manually, use the retracting lever.
• KEEP THE BLADES CLEAN AND SHARP. Sharp blades minimize stalling and kickback. The use of dull and/or dirty
blades can increase the saw loading causing the operator to push harder which promotes twisting.
DANGER: LACERATION HAZARD. KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA. Keep hands away from blades.
Never place hands in front of or behind the path of the blade while cutting. Do not reach underneath work while blade is
rotating. Do not attempt to remove cut material when blade is moving.
• SUPPORT LARGE PANELS. Large panels must be supported as shown (FIG. A) in this manual to minimize the risk of
blade pinching and kickback. Material supported only at the ends (FIG. B) will lead to blade pinching. When cutting
operation requires the resting of the saw on the workpiece, the saw shall be rested on the larger portion and the
smaller piece cut off.
• USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES AND BLADE ASSEMBLY COMPONENTS WHEN MOUNTING BLADES. Do not use
blades with incorrect size holes. Never use defective or incorrect blade washers or bolts. Follow blade assembly procedures.
• ADJUSTMENTS. Before cutting be sure depth and bevel adjustments are tight.
• SUPPORT AND SECURE THE WORK PROPERLY. Insure that the material to be cut is clamped (Fig. C) and solidly
supported and balanced on a strong, stable and level work surface. Support the work so that the wide portion of the
saw shoe is on the portion of the material that doesn't fall after the cut is made. Never hold cut off piece by hand
(Fig. D). KICKBACK from blade pinch can result. Keep both hands on saw at all times.
• STAY ALERT AND EXERCISE CONTROL. Keep body positioned to one side of blade. Always maintain a firm grip and
control of saw with both hands. Do not change hand grip or body position while saw is running. Take precaution to
avoid injury from cut off pieces and other falling material during operation.
DANGER: RELEASE SWITCH IMMEDIATELY IF BLADE BINDS OR SAW STALLS
This tool includes some or all of the following features.
1. On/off switch
2. Main handle
3. Secondary handle
5. Saw blade
ASSEMBLY / ADJUSTMENT SET-UP
WARNING: Always unplug saw from power supply before any of the following operations.
ADJUSTING THE DEPTH OF CUT (FIG. F & G)
The depth of cut should be set according to the thickness of the workpiece.
• Loosen the lever (12) to unlock the saw shoe.
6. Saw blade guard
7. Blade guard retracting lever
8. Saw blade spanner wrench
9. Bevel adjustment knob
10. Outer washer
11. Blade retaining screw
Saw blade hex wrench (not shown)
Rip Fence (Shown on Fig. N)