Safety instructions for circular saws with outer or inner
pendulum guards and with tow guard
a. Check lower guard for proper closing before each
use. Do not operate the saw if lower guard does not
move freely and close instantly. Never clamp or tie the
lower guard into the open position. If saw is
accidentally dropped, lower guard may be bent. Raise the
lower guard with the retracting handle and make sure it
moves freely and does not touch the blade or any other
part, in all angles and depths of cut.
b. Check the operation of the lower guard spring. If the
guard and the spring are not operating properly, they
must be serviced before use. Lower guard may operate
sluggishly due to damaged parts, gummy deposits, or a
build-up of debris.
c. Lower guard should be retracted manually only for
special cuts such as "plunge cuts" and "compound
cuts". Raise lower guard by retracting handle and as
soon as blade enters the material, the lower guard
must be released. For all other sawing, the lower guard
should operate automatically.
d. Always observe that the lower guard is covering the
blade before placing saw down on bench or floor.
An unprotected, coasting blade will cause the saw to walk
backwards, cutting whatever is in its path. Be aware of the
time it takes for the blade to stop after switch is released.
Additional safety instructions for all saws with riving knife
a. Use the appropriate riving knife for the blade being
used. For the riving knife to work, it must be thicker than
the body of the blade but thinner than the tooth set of the
b. Adjust the riving knife as described in this instruction
manual. Incorrect spacing, positioning and alignment can
make the riving knife ineffective in preventing kickback.
c. Always use the riving knife except when plunge
cutting. Riving knife must be replaced after plunge
cutting. Riving knife causes interference during plunge
cutting and can create kickback.
d. For the riving knife to work, it must be engaged in the
workpiece. The riving knife is ineffective in preventing
kickback during short cuts.
e. Do not operate the saw if riving knife is bent. Even a
light interference can slow the closing rate of a guard.
The following risks are inherent to the use of saws:
- Injuries caused by touching the rotating parts.
Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual
risks cannot be avoided. These are:
- Impairment of hearing.
- Risk of accidents caused by the uncovered parts of the
rotating saw blade.
- Risk of injury when changing the blade.
- Risk of squeezing fingers when opening the guards.
- Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed
when sawing wood, especially oak, beech and MDF.
Do not use blades of larger or smaller diameter than
recommended. For the proper blade rating refer to the
technical data. Use only the blades specified in this
manual, complying with EN 847-1.
Warning! Never use abrasive wheels.
Safety of others
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible
for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
The declared vibration emission values stated in the technical
data and the declaration of conformity have been measured in
accordance with a standard test method provided by
EN 60745 and may be used for comparing one tool with
another. The declared vibration emission value may also be
used in a preliminary assessment of exposure.
Warning! The vibration emission value during actual use of
the power tool can differ from the declared value depending
on the ways in which the tool is used. The vibration level may
increase above the level stated.
When assessing vibration exposure to determine safety
measures required by 2002/44/EC to protect persons regularly
using power tools in employment, an estimation of vibration
exposure should consider, the actual conditions of use and the
way the tool is used, including taking account of all parts of
the operating cycle such as the times when the tool is
switched off and when it is running idle in addition to the
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