Craftsman 113.298721, 113.298761 Saw User Manual

Form habit of checking for and removing keys and
adjusting wrenches from tool before turning it on.
F. To avoid injury from jams, slips or thrown pieces
(kickback and throwback):
RIES" (See page 43). Follow the instructions
that come with the accessories. Using other ac-
cessories may be dangerous.
2. Choose the right blade or cutting accessory for
the material and the type of cutting you plan to
3. Never use gdnding wheels, abrasive cut-off
wheels, friction wheels (metal slitting blades)
wire wheels or buffingwheeL They canfly apart
4. Choose and inspect your cutting tool carefully.
a. To avoid cutting tool failure and thrown shrap-
nel (broken pieces of blade), use only 10" or
Smaller blades or other cutting tools marked
for speeds of 3450 rpm or higher.
b. Always use unbroken, balanced blades
designed to fit this saw's 5/8 inch arbor.
c. When thru-sawing (making cuts where the
blade comes through the workpiece top),
always use a 10 inch diameter blade. This
keeps the spreader in closest to the blade.
d. Do not overtighten arbor nut. Use arbor
wrenches to "snug" it securely.
e. Use only sharp blades with properly set teeth.
Consult a professional blade sharpenerwhen
in doubt.
f. Keep blades clean of gum and resin.
5..Adjust table inserts flush with the table top.
NEVER use the saw without the proper insert.
6. Make sure all clamps and locks are tight and no
parts have any excessive play.
_.Keep work area clean
A Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents.
Floor must not be slippery from wax or sawdust.
B. To avoid burnsor other firedamage, never use the
saw near flammable liquids, vapors or gases.
C. To avoid injury,don'tdo layout, assembly, or setup
work on the table while the blade is spinning. It
could cut or throw anything hitting the blade.
Plan ahead to protectyour eyes, hands, face, ears.
switch is "OFF" before plugging saw in.
L Plan your work
A. USE THE RIGHT TOOL - Don't force tool or
attachment to do a job it was not designed for.
B. Dress for safety:
1. Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties or
jewelry (rings, wristwatches). They can get
caught and draw you into moving parts.
2. Wear nonslip footwear.
3. Tie back long hair.
4. Roll long sleeves above the elbow.
5. Noise levels vary widely. To avoid possible
hearing damage, wear ear plugs or muffs when
using saw for long periods of time.
6. Any power saw can throw foreign objects into
the eyes. This can cause permanent eye
damage. Wear safety goggles (not glasses)
that comply with ANSI Z87.1 (shown on pack-
age). Everyday eyeglasses have only impact
resistant lenses. They are not safety glasses.
Safety goggles are available at Sears retail
catalog stores. Glasses or goggles not in com-
pliance with ANSI Z87.1 could seriously hurt
you when they break.
7. For dusty operations, wear a dust mask along
with the safety goggles.
C. Inspect your workpiece. Make sure there are no
nails or foreign objects in the part of the workpiece
to be cut.
D. Plan your cut to avoid KICKBACKS and THROW-
BACKS -when a part or al! of the workpiece binds
on the blade and is thrown violently back toward
the front of the saw.
1. Never cut FREEHAND: Always use either a
Rip Fence, Miter Gauge or fixture to position
and guide the work, so it won't twist, bind on the
blade and kickback.
2. Make sure there's no debris between the work-
piece and its supports.
3. When cutting irregularly shaped workpieces,
plan your work so it will not slip and pinch the
a. A piece of molding, for example, must tieflat
or be held by a fixture or jig that will not letit
twist, rock or slip while being cut. Use jigs or
fixtures where needed to prevent workpiece
b. Use a different, better suited type of tool for
work that can't be made stable.