4 April, 2011 PORTABLE ELECTRIC SAWSETTING UPCheck the machine is in a safe working order and re...
4 April, 2011Angle /Compound Cuts• To avoid the guard jamming in the saw cut, hold guard in the open position to allow the...
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Portable electric skill saw

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Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. 4 April, 2011 PORTABLE ELECTRIC SAWSETTING UPCheck the machine is in a safe working order and report any defect to staff:• Check the saw has a current Certificate of Fitness• Locate on / off switch• Check the saw case condition for damage• Check the condition of the cord and plug for any damage• Always disconnect saw from power supply when changing blade, undertaking any maintenance or adjustments• Visually check the blade is sharp• Check the blade is suitable for the operation required eg; different abrasive discs are required for cutting steel or masonry• Check blade guard is returning freely• Adjust base plate to cutting depth required• Check base plate is secure and not twisted• Locate safety equipment Earmuffs – compulsory Solid Footwear – compulsory Safety Glasses – when using abrasive disks• Do not work in loose clothing and secure long hair close to head• If working in damp or outdoor conditions electrical protection must be used at the source of power• Maintain clear and tidy work space at all timesOPERATION• Check material for defects before and during operation and eliminate defects• Ensure safety equipment is worn• Ensure switch is in off position• Check for the proper clearance beneath the workpiece before cutting so that the blade will not strike the floor work bench etc• Plug cord into power supply• Keep cords clear of cutting area at all times• Check that the material being cut is securely support to avoid kickback• Ensure you have a good grip and control of the saw• Maintain a balanced stance and do not overreach• Turn machine on• Total concentration is required when operating the tool• Allow saw to reach full operating speed before and after cutting• If the machine is damaged during operation, isolate and report immediately to a staff member• Clean and return saw to storage when the work is complete or at the end of the days work• Leave the machine and area where working clean and tidy
  • 2. 4 April, 2011Angle /Compound Cuts• To avoid the guard jamming in the saw cut, hold guard in the open position to allow the saw to cut freely• Extra care is required to keep body, clothing and cord clear of the blade as it is exposed• Ensure off cuts are allowed to fall freely• Do not stand behind saw when cutting