Table Saw Safety
Improper and unsafe use of a table saw may result in serious injury.
Please read the instruction manual attached to the product thoroughly before using
any table saw.
For a downloadable pdf version of an owner’s manual, please click the following link:
The Instruction Manual
Use safety equipment.
Always wear eye protection.
Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must be used for
appropriate conditions.
Loose clothing, jewelry or long hair caught in a moving blade can cause serious
injury.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long hair.
Make sure that the PLUG IS DISCONNECTED from the power source when preparing for
use or inspecting your tool.
Failure of the above may result in an UNEXPECTED START OF THE SAW which can
cause serious injury
When starting the use of tool, make sure that the SWITCH IS IN OFF POSITION
BEFORE CONNECTING THE PLUG.
Failure of the above may result in an UNEXPECTED START OF THE SAW which can
cause serious injury.
ALWAYS USE BLADE GUARD, splitter and anti-kickback pawls.
WARNING: Vast majority of the accidents resulting in finger/hand amputations occur
when the blade guard is removed.
WARNING: Lack of splitter and anti-kickback pawls can result in a KICKBACK and finger/
hand amputations.
ALWAYS HOLD WORKPIECE FIRMLY against the miter
gauge or rip fence.
Failure to use the mitre gauge or rip fence is the major cause of
kickback and finger/hand amputations.
KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM THE BLADE.
Hands can dangerously move towards the blade when:
• hands pushing the workpiece are on the line of the cut,
• hands slip as an operator is feeding the stock into the saw,
• hands are placed too close to the blade while cutting, or
• an operator is removing scrap or finished pieces from the table.
Always use a push stick for small pieces of wood and for pushing stock past the blade.
What is a KICKBACK?
KICKBACK is the workpiece thrown towards the operator unexpectedly, caused by a
contact of a moving blade and the workpiece.
KICKBACK can cause you to lose the control of the workpiece suddenly, which may result
in serious injury.
Adjust the alignment of the ripfence accurately.
The method of adjustment is explained in the Instruction Manual. Lack of adjustment may
result in KICKBACK and serious injury.
Do not rip workpiece that is twisted, warped or does not have a straightedge to guide it
along the fence.
NEVER stand or have any part of your body in line with the path of the saw blade.
When a KICKBACK occurs, the workpiece may be thrown towards the direction counter to
the feeding with great force.
Do not use dull or damaged blades.
Do not use damaged or incorrect blade washers or nuts.
Unsharpened or improperly set blades can cause excessive
friction, blade binding and KICKBACK.
In order to minimize the risk of coming in contact with the blade, adjust the blade height so
that it is 1/8 inch higher than the top of the workpiece.
If the tool appears defective or is operating abnormally, stop the use immediately.
Never leave the saw running unattended.
Do not leave the saw until the blade comes to a complete stop.
Never alter or modify your tool.
read the Instruction Manual.
use safety equipment.
not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
contain long hair.
disconnect the plug when preparing for use.
BEFORE use,
check that the blade is not dull or damaged.
check that the blade, washers and bolts are not damaged nor incorrect.
check that the Blade Guard, splitter and anti-kickback pawls are in place.
check that the rip fence is accurately adjusted.
adjust the height of the blade so that it is 1/8 inch higher than the top of the
workpiece.
make sure that the switch is in OFF position before connecting the plug.
always hold workpiece firmly against the miter gauge or rip fence.
keep hands away from the blade.
not have any part of your body in line with the path of the blade.
DURING use,
not rip workpiece that is twisted, warped or does not have a straightedge.
use a push stick for small pieces of wood.
not leave the saw until the blade comes to a complete stop.
stop the use immediately if the tool appears defective or is operating abnormally.
OUT OF use,
disconnect the plug during inspection.
never alter or modify the tool.
If you have any questions or comments on this safety information, please
contact the following:
Contact Customer Service
Service Department, Hitachi Koki Canada, Co.
450 Export Blvd, Unit B, Mississauga, ON L5S 2A4. Toll Free: 800.970.2299
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