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POWER TOOL SAFETY
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING THIS POWER TOOL
Safety is a combination of common sense, staying alert
and knowing how to use your power tool.
• To avoid mistakes that could cause serious
injury, do not plug the tool in until you have read
and understood the following.
• Read all instructions before operating product.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below may
result in electric shock, ﬁre and/or serious injury.
1. READ and become familiar with the entire
Instruction Manual. LEARN the tool’s
application, limitations and possible hazards.
2. KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working order.
3. REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES.
Form the habit of checking to see that keys and
adjusting wrenches are removed from the tool before
4. KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and
benches invite accidents.
5. DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS.
Do not use power tools in damp locations, or expose
them to rain or snow. Keep work area well lit.
6. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors and bystanders
should be kept a safe distance from work area.
7. MAKE WORKSHOP CHILD PROOF with padlocks,
master switches or by removing starter keys.
8. DO NOT FORCE THE TOOL. It will do the job better
and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
9. USE THE RIGHT TOOL. Do not force the tool or an
attachment to do a job for which it was not designed.
10. USE PROPER EXTENSION CORDS. Make sure
your extension cord is in good condition. When
using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy
enough to carry the current your product will draw.
An undersized cord will result in a drop in line
voltage and in loss of power which will cause the tool
to overheat. The table on page 7 shows the correct
size to use depending on cord length and nameplate
ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier
gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier
11. WEAR PROPER APPAREL
. Do not wear loose
clothing, gloves, neckties, rings, bracelets or other
jewelry which may get caught in moving parts.
Nonslip footwear is recommended. Wear protective
hair covering to contain long hair.
12. ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION.
Any power tool can throw foreign objects
into the eyes and could cause permanent
eye damage. ALWAYS wear Safety Goggles (not
glasses) that comply with ANSI Safety standard
Z87.1. Everyday eyeglasses have only impact–
resistant lenses. They ARE NOT safety glasses.
NOTE: Glasses or goggles not in compliance with
ANSI Z87.1 could seriously injure you when they
13. WEAR A FACE MASK OR DUST MASK.
Sawing operation produces dust.
14. SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to
hold work when practical. It is safer than
using your hand and it frees both hands to
operate the tool.
15. DISCONNECT TOOLS FROM POWER SOURCE
before servicing, and when changing accessories
such as blades, bits and cutters.
16. REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL
STARTING. Make sure switch is in the OFF position
before plugging the tool in.
17. USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES.
Consult this Instruction Manual for recommended
accessories. The use of improper accessories may
cause risk of injury to yourself or others.
18. NEVER STAND ON THE TOOL. Serious injury
could occur if the tool is tipped or if the cutting tool is
19. CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS. Before further
use of the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged
should be carefully checked to determine that it will
operate properly and perform its intended function
– check for alignment of moving parts, binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting and
any other conditions that may affect its operation.
A guard or other part that is damaged should be
properly repaired or replaced.
20. NEVER LEAVE THE TOOL RUNNING
UNATTENDED. TURN THE POWER “OFF”. Do not
walk away from a running tool until the blade comes
to a complete stop and the tool is unplugged from
the power source.
21. DO NOT OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times.
22. MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp
and clean for best and safest performance. Follow
instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
23. DO NOT use power tool in presence of ﬂammable
liquids or gases.
24. DO NOT operate the tool if you are under the
inﬂuence of any drugs, alcohol or medicationn that
could affect your ability to use the tool properly.
25. Dust generated from certain materials can be
hazardous to your health. Always operate saw in
well-ventilated area and provide for proper dust
26. WEAR HEARING PROTECTION to reduce
the risk of induced hearing loss.