• Always be sure all components are mounted properly and securely
before using tool.
• Always handle the saw blade with care when mounting or
• Always wait until the motor has reached full speed before starting
• Always keep handles dry, clean and free of oil and grease. Hold the
tool firmly with both hands when in use.
• Always be alert at all times, especially during repetitive, monotonous
operations. Always be sure of position of your hands relative to the
• Stay clear of end pieces that may fall after cutting off. They may be
hot, sharp and/or heavy. Serious personal injury may result.
• Replace or repair damaged cords. Make sure your extension cord
is in good condition. Use only 3-wire extension cords that have
3-prong grounding-type plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept
the tool’s plug.
• Air vents often cover moving parts and should be avoided.
Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
• An extension cord must have adequate wire size (AWG
or American Wire Gauge) for safety. The smaller the gauge
number of the wire, the greater the capacity of the cable, that is
16 gauge has more capacity than 18 gauge. An undersized cord
will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and
overheating. When using more than one extension to make up the
total length, be sure each individual extension contains at least the
minimum wire size. The following table 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 the cord.
Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
Volts Total Length of Cord in Feet (meters)
120V 25 (7.6) 50 (15.2) 100 (30.5) 150 (45.7)
240V 50 (15.2) 100 (30.5) 200 (61.0) 300 (91.4)
0 6 18 16 16 14
610 18 16 14 12
10 12 16 16 14 12
12 16 14 12 Not Recommended
WARNING: ALWAYS use safety glasses. Everyday eyeglasses are
NOT safety glasses. Also use face or dust mask if cutting operation is
dusty. ALWAYS WEAR CERTIFIED SAFETY EQUIPMENT:
• ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3),
• ANSI S12.6 (S3.19) hearing protection,
• NIOSH/OSHA/MSHA respiratory protection.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing,
grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do
this type of work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work
in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment,
such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out