Read the users manual. An orientation is not required however you must read the manual before using the first time. A hard copy is available in the Woodworking Room at make717 or at this link, 14|BX Manual at the manufacturer.
Eye and Hearing protection are required when using this saw. Both are available at make717 in the hallway. Use of dust mask are at your discretion.
Use dust collection. This saw has been configured with a 4" port to tie to the make717 dust collection system.
If you changed blades, please change the blade back to the 3/8 inch blade when you are finished.
Disconnect the power when changing blades!
When finished do not leave tension on the blade. Move the lever on the rear of the saw to the downward position. Conversely when you are getting ready to use the saw, move the lever to the up position to put tension on the blade.