Any time you use a Silky Saw, always keep safety in mind, and please follow these basic safety practices.
- Read all instructions that come with your Silky Saw.
- Pay attention to all safety warnings and labels.
- Always keep saw closed when not in use.
- Keep hands and other body parts away from the saw blade.
- Always wear protective eyewear when using a Silky Saw. Flying debris may result when using.
- The saw blade is very sharp. Always wear work gloves when using this product and changing the blade.
- Always inspect the saw before using. Do not use if the blade is loose or if the blade is bent or damaged.
- Silky saws are designed to cut on the pull stroke. The thin blades will not bow because they are under tension while being pulled across the surface to be cut. If your saw ever becomes caught in a branch squeeze, DO NOT push hard and never wrench the handle. These actions may damage the blade. Always lift the wight off the blade to release the saw.
- Silky’s precision engineering results in a fine kerf, very little force is needed to saw. So do not use muscle to speed up your sawing and let the saw do the work while you PULL it across the wood.
- Impulse hardened blades can not be re-sharpened by a hand file.
- With a folding saw, when opening the blade, always ensure that the blade locks into place and the stopper is retightened.
- Keep your blades clean by using a solvent. Keep the solvent away from the handle.
- Use only Silky brand replacement blades. Other blades may not perform safely.
- When not in use, store the saw in a protective sheath and away from moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
Silky is not responsible for any damage resulting from the misuse of Silky saws. Failure to follow these warnings could result in serious injury or death.