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Tool Use and Care
other condition that may affect the tools
Use clamps or other practical way to operation. If damaged, have the tool
secure and support the workpiece to a serviced before using. Many accidents are
stable platform. Holding the work by hand caused by poorly maintained tools. Develop
or against your body is unstable and may a periodic maintenance schedule for your
lead to loss of control.
Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for Use only accessories that are
your application. The correct tool will do the recommended by the manufacturer for
job better and safer at the rate for which it is your model. Accessories that may be
designed.Do not use tool if switch does suitable for one tool, may become hazardous
not turn it “ON” or “OFF”. Any tool that when used on another tool.
cannot be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
Tool service must be performed only by
qualified repair personnel. Service or
maintenance performed by unqualified
personnel could result in a risk of injury. For
example: internal wires may be misplaced or
pinched, safety guard return springs may be
Disconnect the plug from the power
source before making any adjustments,
changing accessories, or storing the tool.
Such preventive safety measures reduce the
risk of starting the tool accidentally.
Store idle tools out of reach of children improperly mounted.
and other untrained persons. Tools are
When servicing a tool, use only identical
replacement parts. Follow instructions in
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting the Maintenance section of this manual.
tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow
tools, with sharp cutting edges are less likely Maintenance Instructions may create a risk
to bind and are easier to control. Any of electric shock or injury. Certain cleaning
alteration or modification is a misuse and agents such as gasoline, carbon
may result in a dangerous condition.
tetrachloride, ammonia, etc. may damage
Check for misalignment or binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts, and any
Safety Rules for Circular Saws
Keep hands away from Do not reach underneath the work. The
cutting area and blade. Keep guard cannot protect you from the blade below
your second hand on auxiliary handle, or the work. Do not attempt to remove cut material
motor housing. If both hands are holding the when blade is moving.
saw, they cannot be cut by the blade. Hold the
Check lower guard for proper closing before
saw firmly to prevent loss of control. Figures in
each use. Do not operate saw if lower guard
this manual illustrate typical hand support of the
does not move freely and close instantly.
saw. NEVER place your hand behind the saw
Never clamp or tie the lower guard into the
blade since kickback could cause the saw to
open position. If saw is accidentally dropped,
jump backwards over your hand.
lower guard may be bent. Raise the lower guard
Keep your body positioned to either side of only with the Lower Guard Lift Lever and make
the saw blade, but not in line with the saw sure it moves freely and does not touch the
blade. KICKBACK could cause the saw to jump blade or any other part, in all angles and depths
backwards. (See “Causes and Operator of cut.
Prevention of Kickback.”)