Safety guidelines/ deﬁnitions
It is important for you to read and understand this manual.
The information it contains relates to protecting Your Safety
and Preventing Problems. The symbols below are used to
help you recognize this information.
Danger! Indicates an imminently hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will result in death
or serious injury.
Warning! Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious injury.
Caution! Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate injury.
Caution! Used without the safety alert symbol
indicates potentially hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, may result in property damage.
Additional safety rules for circular saws
Warning! Some dust created by power sanding,
sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction
activities contains 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
Arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how
often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to
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
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.
Caution! Laceration Hazard. Keep hands
away from cutting areas. 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