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forward pressure. Do not overload motor.
When starting the tool, Disconnect plug from power source and clean
hold it with both hands. dust from air vents frequently. Metal cutting is
The torque from the motor can cause the tool done at full depth.
Clean guards frequently to
assure a rapid return of
To turn tool “ON”, squeeze the trigger switch.
To turn the tool “OFF”, release the trigger lower guard. The lower guard may become
switch, which is spring loaded and will return sluggish when cutting masonry materials.
to the off position automatically.
Abrasive Cut Off Wheels
must have a maximum
Your saw should be running at full speed
BEFORE starting the cut, and turned off only safe operating speed greater than the “no
AFTER completing the cut. To increase switch load RPM” marked on the tool’s
life, do not turn switch on and off while cutting.
nameplate. Wheels running over the rated
speed can fly apart and cause injury.
Always hold the saw handle with one hand
and the auxiliary handle or housing with the
Do not use the abrasive
cut off wheel near
flammable materials. Sparks from the
wheel could ignite these materials.
Always be sure either hand
does not interfere with the
This machine is not
intended to be used with
free movement of the lower guard.
Wet Diamond Wheels. Using water or other
liquid coolants with this machine may result
in electrocution or shock. Use of Dry
Diamond Wheels is acceptable.
Maintain a firm grip and operate the switch
with a decisive action. Never force the saw.
Use light and continuous pressure.
After completing a cut and
the trigger has been
Disconnect the plug from the power source
before making adjustments. Set depth adjust-
ment according to material to be cut. Tilt saw
forward with cutting guide notch lined up with
the line you’ve drawn. Raise the lower guard,
using lift lever and hold the saw by the front and
rear handles (Fig. 7).
released, be aware of the necessary time it
takes for the blade to come to a complete
stop during coast down. Do not allow the
saw to brush against your leg or side,
since the lower guard is retractable, it
could catch on your clothing and expose
the blade. Be aware of the necessary blade
exposures that exist in both the upper and
lower guard areas.
With the blade just clearing the material to be
cut, start the motor. Gradually lower the back
end of saw using the front end of the foot as the
When cutting is interrupted, to resume cutting:
squeeze the trigger and allow the blade to
reach full speed, re-enter the cut slowly and
When cutting across the grain, the fibers of
the wood have a tendency to tear and lift.
Advancing the saw slowly minimizes this
effect. For a finished cut, a cross cut blade or
miter blade is recommended.
This tool is not recommended for continuous
and general usage with metal or masonry cut-
off wheels. If you use your saw for cutting
these materials, use the appropriate wheel for
the material being cut.
As blade starts cutting the
material, release the lower
When cutting masonry, do not cut a depth of
more than 1/4 inch (6 mm). Make successive
passes to achieve desired depth. Apply a light
guard immediately. When the foot rests flat on
the surface being cut, proceed cutting in forward
direction to end of cut.