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Craftsman 172.67098 Operator's Manual Page 4

18.0 volt 5 1/2-in. cordless circular saw.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
WARNING:
!
BE SURE to read and understand all instructions before
operating this saw. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in
electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
A battery operated tool with integral batteries or a separate battery pack must be
recharged only with the specified charging stand /transformer for the battery. A
charger that may be suitable for one type of battery may create a risk of fire when
used with another battery.
1. Use battery operated saw only with specifically designated battery packs. Use of any
other batteries may create a risk of fire.
2. Use battery packs only with charging stand/ transformers listed.
Kit No. 9-11518 18.0 Volt Model No.
SAW
CHARGING STAND /TRANSFORMER
172.67098
CDT218GU-103/BHY41-23.5V-200mA
Can also use 1426101 and 140295004
3. Do not abuse the cord on the charging stand. Never carry the charging
stand /transformer by its power cord. Never pull the power cord to remove the transformer
from the power outlet. Damage to the cord or charging stand/transformer could occur and
create an electric shock hazard. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving
parts. Replace damaged cords immediately. Damaged cords increase the risk of electric
shock.
SAFETY SYMBOLS FOR YOUR TOOL
The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
V.......................................................................Volts
A......................................................................Amps
Hz....................................................................Hertz
W..................................................................... Watts
....................................................................Alternating current
.................................................................Direct current
n
....................................................................No-load speed
o
....................................................................Class II construction, Double Insulated
RPM................................................... . . .Revolutions per minute
SPM.........................................................Strokes per minute
OPM.........................................................Orbits per minute
.....................................................................Indicates danger, warning or caution.
!
It means attention! Your safety is involved.
SERVICE SAFETY
1. If any part of this cordless saw is missing or should break, bend, or fail in any
way; or should any component fail to perform properly: have the missing, damaged
or failed parts replaced BEFORE resuming operation.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont.
SERVICE SAFETY cont.
2. Tool service must be performed only at a Sears Parts and Repair Center. Service
or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
3. When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Follow instructions
in the maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to
follow maintenance instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury.
SAFETY RULES FOR CORDLESS CIRCULAR SAWS
DANGER:
!
second hand on the auxiliary handle or motor housing. If both hands are holding
the saw, the blade cannot cut them.
!
CAUTION:
BATTERY PACK
1. KEEP your body positioned to either side of the saw blade and not in direct
line with the saw blade. Kickback could cause the saw to jump backwards. (See
CDT218GU-104(ABP318GU)
"Kickback...What Causes It and Ways to Prevent It" on pages 18 and 19).
Can also use 1323509,
2. DO NOT reach underneath the work. The guard cannot protect you from the blade
1323520, 130260001,
beneath the workpiece.
130139020 and 130139021
DANGER:
!
NOT cover the blade on the underside of the workpiece (Pg. 16 Fig. 4). ALWAYS keep
your hands and fingers away from the cutting area.
3. CHECK lower guard for proper closing BEFORE each use. DO NOT operate the saw
if the lower guard does not move freely and close instantly. Never clamp or tie the
lower guard in the open position. If the saw is accidentally dropped, the lower guard may
be bent. Raise the lower guard with the retracting lever. The guard is operating properly
when it moves freely, does not touch the blade or any other part in all angles and depths
of cut, and readily returns to the closed position.
4. CHECK the operation and condition of the lower guard spring. If the guard and the
spring are not operating properly, they MUST BE serviced before use. The lower
guard may operate sluggishly, due to damaged parts, gummy deposits, or a buildup of
debris. DO NOT operate your saw until the damage has been repaired or replaced.
5. The lower guard should be retracted manually ONLY for making special cuts, such
as pocket or compound cuts. ALWAYS raise the lower guard by retracting its lever.
As soon as the blade enters the material, the lower guard MUST be released. For all
other sawing, the lower guard should operate automatically.
6. ALWAYS make sure that the lower guard is covering the blade BEFORE placing the
saw down on a work bench or floor. An unprotected moving blade will cause the saw to
walk backwards, cutting whatever is in its path. Make note of the time it takes for the blade
to stop spinning after the switch is released.
7. NEVER hold the piece being cut in your hands or across your legs. It is important to
support the workpiece properly in order to minimize body exposure, blade binding, or loss
of control.
Keep hands away from cutting area and blade. Keep your
Blades coast after saw is switched off.
When sawing through a workpiece, the lower blade guard DOES
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67098 Final
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