1. Follow all practices in Code of Safe Practice #5 Power Tools.
2. Always wear appropriate PPE (safety eyewear, hearing protection, etc.).
3. Ensure all guards are in place prior to using power tools. Never wedge guards open or remove guards.
4. Check your working materials carefully before proceeding. Make sure there are no nails, bolts or flaws before you run the materials through the saw.
5. All parts of the blade should be protected by a guard except for the area used to cut the stock.
6. The upper guide should be adjusted approximately ⅛inch above the material being cut.
7. Ensure that the blade tension and blade tracking are properly adjusted.
8. Hold the material firmly and feed it into the blade at a moderate speed.
9. Stop the machine before removing scrap pieces from the table.
10. Always keep your hands and fingers away from the blade. Never reach across the cut line for any reason.
11. Inspect the saw to see that the blade is sharp, free of cracks, and properly adjusted. Do not use power saws with dull or "burned" blades. If you hear a rhythmic click, turn off the saw and check the blade for cracks.
12. Turn the saw off if material is to be backed out of an uncompleted cut.
13. Do not attempt to saw stock that does not have a flat surface.
14. Do not reach around the blade to clear scrap pieces or chips while the saw is running.
15. Make all adjustments with the machine’s power off. Disconnect the power when changing blades.
16. Do not leave the saw unattended while it is running. Leave only after the saw has been turned off and it has come to a complete stop.