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CHOP SAW SAFETY

BEFORE USING THE CHOP SAW, 

IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU READ 

AND UNDERSTAND THESE SAFETY 

RULES.

TO AVOID MISTAKES THAT COULD 

CAUSE SERIOUS OR PERMANENT 

INJURY, DO NOT PLUG IN THE 

CHOP SAW UNTIL THE FOLLOWING 

INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN READ 

AND UNDERSTOOD.

1.  Learn the function of the ON/OFF 

switch, cutting handle and wheel 

guard.

2.  Review and understand al  safety 

instructions and operating procedures 

in this Operator’s manual.

3.  Review the maintenance methods 

for this chop saw.

4.  Find and read al  the warning labels 

on the chop saw:

●  Read manual before using the 

chop saw.

●  Wear safety goggles.

●  Never perform cut ing operations 

with wheel guard removed.

●  Turn power OFF, wait for abrasive 

wheel to stop and remove power 

cord from power source before 

adjusting or servicing.

5.  The arbor bolt and all clamps have 

to be tightened before cutting.

6.  Make sure the workpiece and the 

abrasive wheel are not in contact 

prior to operating the saw. 

WHEN INSTALLING OR MOVING 

YOUR CHOP SAW:

1. 

AVOID A DANGEROUS 

ENVIRONMENT:

●  Use the chop saw in a dry, 

  indoor location protected from 

rain and moisture.

●  Keep work area well lit.

2. 

TO AVOID INJURY FROM 

UNEXPECTED CHOP SAW 

MOVEMENT:

●  Bolt or clamp the chop saw to 

a firm level surface where there 

is plenty of room to move the 

workpiece through the entire cut.

●  Position the chop saw so the 

feet are level and the chop saw 

does not rock.

●  Position the chop saw where 

operators and bystanders stand 

a safe distance away from the 

saw and are not in direct line 

with the cutting wheel. 

●  To avoid injury from electrical 

shock, make sure your fingers 

do not touch the plug’s metal 

prongs when plugging in or 

unplugging the chop saw.

●  Turn OFF and unplug the chop 

saw before moving it to a new 

area. To avoid back injury, get 

help when transporting.

●  Bolt the chop saw to the floor if 

it tends to move when cutting 

long, heavy workpieces.

●  DO NOT STAND ON the chop 

saw. Do not store materials 

above or near it. Standing on 

the tool could result in serious 

injury.

WARNING

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