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Additional Safety Rules For Circular Saw - Black & Decker CS1500 Operating Instructions Manual

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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.


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
operatol 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
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
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.
1. On/Off Switch
2. Main Handle
3. Secondary Handle
4. Shoe
5. Saw Blade
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 (Shown on Fig.I (15))
Rip Fence (Shown on Fig. M (18))
Inner Flange (Shown on Fig. J (20))
Warning! Always unplug saw from power
supply before any of the following operations.
Adjusting the Depth of Cut (Fig. F and G)
The depth of cut should be set according to the thickness
of the workpiece.
Loosen the lever (12) to unlock the saw shoe.
Move the saw shoe (4) into the desired position. The
corresponding depth of cut can be read from the
scale (13).
Tighten the lever to lock the saw shoe in place.
Set depth adjustment of saw such that one tooth of
the blade projects below the workpiece as shown in
Fig. G.
Adjusting the Bevel Angle (Fig. H)
This tool can be set to bevel angles between 0° and 45°
Loosen the locking knob (9) to unlock the saw shoe.
Move the saw shoe (4) into the desired position. The
corresponding bevel angle can be read from the
scale (14).
Tighten the locking knob to lock the saw shoe in place.
Attaching the Blade (Fig. I and J)
To prevent spindle rotation engage the protrusions of
the spanner wrench (8) into the holes in the outer
washer (10) as shown in Fig. I.
Loosen and remove the blade retaining screw (11) by
turning the hex wrench (15) counter- clockwise.
Remove the outer washer.



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