Craftsman CM 14 INCH CHOP SAW Owner's Manual | Page 5
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
READ and become familiar
with the entire Operator’s
LEARN the tool’s
application, limitations and
KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in
REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS
AND WRENCHES. Form the habit
of checking to see that keys and
adjusting wrenches are removed
from the tool before turning ON.
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN.
Cluttered areas and benches invite
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.
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All
visitors and bystanders should be
kept a safe distance from work
MAKE WORKSHOP CHILD
PROOF with padlocks, master
switches or by removing starter
DO NOT FORCE THE TOOL. It will
do the job better and safer at the
rate for which it was designed.
USE THE RIGHT TOOL. Do not
force the tool or an attachment
to do a job for which it was not
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 wil draw.
An undersized cord wil result in a
drop in line voltage and in loss of
power which wil cause the tool to
overheat. If in doubt, use the next
heavier gauge. The smal er the
gauge number, the heavier the cord.
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.
ALWAYS WEAR EYE
power tool can throw
foreign objects into the
eyes and could cause permanent
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. Safety
Goggles are available at Sears.
NOTE: Glasses or goggles not in
compliance with ANSI Z87.1 could
seriously injure you when they
POWER TOOL SAFETY