4. Power tool use and care
a) Do not force the power tool. Use the correct
power tool for your application. The correct
power tool will do the job better and safer at
the rate for which it was designed.
b) Do not use the power tool if the switch does
not turn it on and oﬀ. Any power tool that
cannot be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
c) Disconnect the plug from the power source
and/or remove the battery pack, if detach-
able, from the power tool before making any
adjustments, changing accessories, or storing
power tools. Such preventive safety measures
reduce the risk of starting the power tool acci-
d) Store idle power tools out of the reach of
children and do not allow persons unfamiliar
with the power tool or these instructions to
operate the power tool. Power tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
e) Maintain power tools and accessories. Check
for misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts and any other condition
that may aﬀect the power tool's operation. If
damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting
edges are less likely to bind and are easier to
g) Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits
etc. in accordance with these instructions,
taking into account the working conditions
and the work to be performed. Use of the
power tool for operations diﬀerent from those
intended could result in a hazardous situation.
h) Keep handles and grasping surfaces dry,
clean and free from oil and grease. Slippery
handles and grasping surfaces do not allow for
safe handling and control of the tool in unex-
PTS 710 A2
a) Have your power tool serviced by a qualiﬁed
repair person using only identical replace-
ment parts. This will ensure that the safety of
the power tool is maintained.
Safety instructions for all saws
DANGER! Keep your hands clear of
the sawing area and the saw blade.
Hold the auxiliary handle or motor
housing with your other hand. If you are holding
the saw with both of your hands, neither can be
injured by the saw blade.
b) Do not reach underneath the workpiece. The
blade guard cannot protect you from the saw
blade underneath the workpiece.
c) Set the cutting depth to match the thickness of
the workpiece.The blade should not extend
more than one full tooth depth under the work-
d) Never hold the workpiece that you want to
saw in your hand or over your leg. Fasten the
workpiece onto a stable working surface. It is
important to fasten the workpiece securely to
minimise the danger of bodily contact, jamming
of the saw blade or loss of control.
e) Always hold the power tool by the insulated
gripping surfaces when performing an opera-
tion during which the cutting tool may hit
hidden wiring or the tool's own power cord.
Contact with a live wire will also make exposed
metal parts of the power tool live and could
give the operator an electric shock.
f) When making longitudinal cuts, always use a
rip fence or a straight edge guide. This will
improve the accuracy of your cut and reduce
the likelihood of the saw blade jamming.
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