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Care And Maintenance; Troubleshooting - Kobalt K12RS-06A User Manual

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
METAL CUTTING
The saw can be used to cut metals, such as sheet steel, pipe, steel rods, aluminum, brass, and
copper. Be careful not to twist or bend the saw blade. Do not force the tool.
The use of cutting oil is recommended when cutting soft metals and steel. Cutting oil will keep the
blade cool, increase cutting action, and prolong blade life.
WARNING: Never use gasoline, because normal sparking could ignite the fumes.
1. Securely clamp the workpiece in position, and make the cut close to the clamping point to
minimize vibration.
2. When cutting conduit pipe or angle iron, clamp the work in a vise, if possible, and cut close to
the vise.
3. To cut thin sheet material, "sandwich" the material between pieces of hardboard or plywood, and
clamp the layers together to reduce vibration and tearing of the material.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

All maintenance should only be carried out by an authorized service organization.
Cleaning
Before cleaning or performing any maintenance, disconnect the tool from the power source. For
safe and proper operation, always keep the tool and its ventilation slots clean.
Always use only a soft, dry cloth to clean your reciprocating saw; never use detergent or alcohol.

TROUBLESHOOTING

WARNING: Turn the switch to the "OFF" position and unplug the saw from the power source
before performing troubleshooting procedures.
Problem
Motor does not start
Blade binds, jams, or
burns the wood
Saw vibrates or
shakes
Possible Cause
1. The tool is not
connected to
power source
1. Improper operation
2. Dull blade
3. Improper blade
4. Warped blade
1. Damaged blade
2. Loose blade
Corrective Action
1. Connect to a power source
1. See "OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS" section
2. Replace or sharpen blade
3. Replace blade
4. Replace blade
1. Replace blade
2. Remove the blade and reinstall it
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