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Eyes, hands, face, ears and body.
• NEVER use the rip fence when crosscutting or the
miter gauge when ripping. DO NOT use the rip fence
as a length stop.
• NEVER hold onto or touch the “free end” of the
workpiece or a “free piece” that is cut off, while power
is “ON” and/or the sawblade is rotating.
Shut “OFF” the saw and disconnect the power cord
when removing the table insert, changing the cutting
tool, removing or replacing the blade guard, or mak-
Provide adequate support to the rear and sides of
the saw table for wider or long workpieces.
a. If any part of your saw is missing, malfunctioning,
has been damaged or broken … such as the motor
switch, or other operating control, a safety device or
the power cord … cease operating immediately until
the particular part is properly repaired or replaced.
•Plastic and composition (like hardboard) materials
may be cut on your saw. However, since these are
usually quite hard and slippery, the anti-kickback
pawls may not stop a kickback. Therefore, be espe-
cially attentive to following proper set-up and cutting
procedures for ripping. Do not stand, or permit any-
one else to stand, in line with a potential kickback.
ꢃ. Wear safety goggles and a face shield if operation
is dusty. Wear ear plugs or muffs during extended
periods of operation. Small loose pieces of wood or
other objects that contact the rear of the revolving
blade can be thrown back at the operator at exces-
sive speed. This can usually be avoided by keeping
the guard and spreader in place for all “THRU-SAW-
ING” operations (sawing entirely thru the work)AND
by removing all loose pieces from the table with a
long stick of wood IMMEDIATELY after they are cut
f. If you stall or jam the sawblade in the workpiece,
turn saw “OFF”, remove the workpiece from the saw-
blade, and check to see if the sawblade is parallel to
the table slots or grooves and if the spreader is in
proper alignment with the sawblade. If ripping at the
time, check to see if rip fence is parallel with the saw-
blade. Readjust as indicated.
ꢅ. NEVER gang crosscut — lining up more than one
workpiece in front of the blade (stacked vertically, or
horizontally outward on the table) and then pushing
thru sawblade. The blade could pick up one or more
pieces and cause a binding or loss of control and
c. Use extra caution when the guard assembly is re-
moved for resawing, dadoing, rabbeting or molding
replace the guard as soon as that operation is
ꢄ. NEVER turn the saw “ON” before clearing the
table of all tools, wood scraps, etc., except the work-
piece and related feed or support devices for the op-
h. DO NOT remove small pieces of cut-off material
that may become trapped inside the blade guard
while the saw is running. This could endanger your
hands or cause a kickback. Turn saw “OFF” and wait
until blade stops.
e. NEVER place your face or body in line with the
i. Do not reach beyond table saw base. Keep your
hands away from spinning blade.
the sawblade or other cutting tool.
NEVER place your fingers and hands in the path of
NEVER reach in back of the cutting tool with either
Dull, gummy or improperly sharpened or set cutting
tools can cause material to stick, jam, stall the saw,
or kickback at the operator. Minimize potential injury
by proper cutting tool and machine maintenance.
NEVER ATTEMPT TO FREE A STALLED SAW-
BLADE WITHOUT FIRST TURNING THE SAW
hand to hold down or support the workpiece, remove
wood scraps, or for any other reason.Avoid awkward
operations and hand positions where sudden slip
could cause fingers or hand to move into a sawblade
or other cutting tool.
DO NOT perform any operation “FREEHAND” —
always use either the rip fence or the miter gauge to
position and guide the work.