TM5-4210-229-14 & P
2-15. OPERATION OF RESCUE SAW (Continued)
Do not bend saw to one side or wheel may bind or break
causing human damage or injury.
(8) Cut with blade straight up and down (at right angle to
work piece) .
Kickback can happen extremely fast and with great
force. Failure to comply with the following rules can
result in a severe or even fatal injury.
If the segment of the wheel is used for cutting, the
wheel may start climbing in the cut and throw the saw
up and back towards the operator with great force. Car-
bide tipped blades can kick more violently than other
blades because of their tooth design.
(9) To avoid kickback.
(a) Keep good balance and footing.
(b) Use both hands and keep a firm grip with the thumb and
fingers encircling the handles.
(c) Keep work piece at a comfortable
(d) Run saw at full throttle.
(e) Be careful when re-entering a cut.
(f) Never cut above shoulder height.
(g) Be alert to shifting of work piece or any-
thing that could cause the cut to close
and pinch the wheel.
(1) Move stop control (3, figure 2-7) to the stop po-
(2) Wait until cutting blade stops then set saw on