CIRCULAR SAW SAFETY
1. General Safety Rules
• DANGER -- Keep hands away from cutting area behind the saw blade
since kickback could cause the saw to jump backwards over your hand.
Keep your body positioned to either side of the saw blade.
• Check lower guard for proper closing before each use. If saw is
accidentally dropped, lower guard may be bent. Raise the lower guard
only with the Lower Guard Lift Lever. Make sure it moves freely and
does not touch the blade or any other part in all angles and depths of cut.
Do not operate saw if lower guard does not move freely and close
instantly. Never clamp or tie the lower guard into the open position.
• Disconnect plug from power source. Periodically remove the blade and
clean the upper and lower guards. Check operation and condition of the
lower guard spring. If it is not operating properly, have it replaced.
Should the lower guard operate slowly or sluggishly due to gummy
deposits or a buildup of caked up debris, clean the hub area with kerosene
and wipe it dry, or blow it clean with compressed air.
• Always observe that the lower guard is in the blade covering position
before placing saw down on the bench or floor. Be aware of the time it
takes for the blade to stop after switch is released.
• Keep your second hand on auxiliary handle, or motor housing, not near the
blade. Do not reach underneath the work, or attempt to remove cut
material when blade is moving.
• It is important to support the work properly and to hold the saw firmly to
prevent loss of control which could cause personal injury. NEVER hold
pieces for cutting in you had or across you leg.
• Making “Pocket Cuts” into existing walls or other blind areas is
dangerous. Protruding blade may cut “live wires” or objects that can
• When cutting is interrupted, or blade is binding, release the trigger
immediately and hold the saw motionless in the material until the blade
comes to a complete stop. Never attempt t