e) Do not overreach. Keep proper
footing and balance at all times.
This enables better control of the
power tool in unexpected situations.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from
moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or
long hair can be caught in moving parts.
g) If devices are provided for the
connection of dust extraction and
collection facilities, ensure these
are connected and properly used.
Use of dust collection can reduce
4) POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
a) Do not force the power tool. Use
the correct power tool for your
application. The correct power tool will
do the job better and safer at the rate
for which it was designed.
b) Do not use the power tool if the
switch does not turn it on and
off. Any power tool that cannot
be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
c) Disconnect the plug from the
power source and/or the battery
pack from the power tool before
making any adjustments, changing
accessories, or storing power
tools. Such preventive safety
measures reduce the risk of starting
the power tool accidentally.
d) Store idle power tools out of
the reach of children and do not
allow persons unfamiliar with the
power tool or these instructions
to operate the power tool. Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of
e) Maintain power tools. Check
for misalignment or binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts
and any other condition that may
affect the power tool’s operation.
If damaged, have the power
tool repaired before use. Many
accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean.
Properly maintained cutting tools with
sharp cutting edges are less likely to
bind and are easier to control.
g) Use the power tool, accessories
and tool bits, etc. in accordance
with these instructions, taking into
account the working conditions
and the work to be performed.
Use of the power tool for operations
different from those intended could
result in a hazardous situation.
a) Have your power tool serviced by a
qualied repair person using only
identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the power
tool is maintained.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL SAWS
DANGER: Keep hands away from
cutting area and the blade. Keep your
second hand on auxiliary handle or
motor housing. If both hands are holding
the saw, they cannot be cut by the blade.
b) Do not reach underneath the
workpiece. The guard cannot protect you
from the blade below the workpiece.
c) Adjust the cutting depth to the
thickness of the workpiece. Less than a
full tooth of the blade teeth should be visible
below the workpiece.
d) Never hold piece being cut in your
hands or across your leg. Secure the
workpiece to a stable platform. It is
important to support the work properly to
minimize body exposure, blade binding, or
loss of control.
e) Hold power tool by insulated gripping
surfaces when performing an operation
where the cutting tool may contact
hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact
with a “live” wire will also make exposed
metal parts of the power tool “live” and
shock the operator.
f) When ripping always use a rip fence
or straight edge guide. This improves the
accuracy of cut and reduces the chance of
g) Always use blades with correct size
and shape (diamond versus round) of
arbour holes. Blades that do not match
the mounting hardware of the saw will run
eccentrically, causing loss of control.
h) Never use damaged or incorrect blade
washers or bolt. The blade washers and
bolt were specially designed for your saw,
for optimum performance and safety of
CAUSES AND OPERATOR
PREVENTION OF KICKBACK:
pinched, bound or misaligned saw blade,
causing an uncontrolled saw to lift up and
and the motor reaction drives the unit rapidly