Ryobi JS451L Operator`s manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL
MANUEL D’UTILISATION
MANUAL DEL OPERADOR
orbital jIG sAW WITH LASER
Scie sauteuse orbitale avec Laser
Sierra de vaivén Orbital con Láser
variable speed
VITESSE VARIABLE
VELOCIDAD VARIABLE
JS451L
Your jig saw has been engineered and manufactured to our high standard for dependability, ease of operation, and operator
safety. When properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
warning: To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this product.
Thank you for your purchase.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Cette scie sauteuse a été conçue et fabriquée conformément
aux strictes normes de fiabilité, simplicité d’emploi et sécurité
d’utilisation. Correctement entretenue, elle vous donnera des
années de fonctionnement robuste et sans problème.
Su sierra de vaivén ha sido diseñada y fabricada de conformidad
con nuestras estrictas normas para brindar fiabilidad, facilidad de
uso y seguridad para el operador. Con el debido cuidado, le brindará
muchos años de sólido y eficiente funcionamiento.
AVERTISSEMENT : Pour réduire les risques de
blessures, l’utilisateur doit lire et veiller à bien comprendre le
manuel d’utilisation avant d’employer ce produit.
ADVERTENCIA: Para reducir el riesgo de lesiones,
el usuario debe leer y comprender el manual del operador antes
de usar este producto.
Merci de votre achat.
CONSERVER CE MANUEL POUR
FUTURE RÉFÉRENCE
Le agradecemos su compra.
GUARDE ESTE MANUAL PARA
FUTURAS CONSULTAS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 Introduction....................................................................................................................................................................... 2
 Warranty............................................................................................................................................................................ 2
 General Safety Rules......................................................................................................................................................3-4
 Specific Safety Rules........................................................................................................................................................ 4
 Symbols.........................................................................................................................................................................5-6
 Electrical............................................................................................................................................................................ 7
 Features..........................................................................................................................................................................8-9
 Assembly......................................................................................................................................................................9-10
 Operation....................................................................................................................................................................10-15
 Adjustments...............................................................................................................................................................16-17
 Maintenance.................................................................................................................................................................... 18
 Accessories..................................................................................................................................................................... 18
 Parts Ordering / Service.....................................................................................................................................Back Page
INTRODUCTION
This product has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability
have been given top priority in the design of this product making it easy to maintain and operate.
warranty
RYOBI® POWER TOOL - LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY AND 30 DAY EXCHANGE POLICY
One World Technologies, Inc., warrants its RYOBI® power tools with the following conditions:
30-DAY EXCHANGE POLICY: During the first 30 days after date of purchase, you may either request service under this
warranty or you may exchange any RYOBI® power tool which does not work properly due to defective workmanship or
materials by returning the power tool to the dealer from which it was purchased. To receive a replacement power tool or
requested warranty service, you must present proof of purchase and return all original equipment packaged with the original
product. The replacement power tool will be covered by the limited warranty for the balance of the two year period from
the date of the original purchase.
WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS: This warranty covers all defects in workmanship or materials in your RYOBI® power tool
for a period of two years from the date of purchase. With the exception of batteries, power tool accessories are warranted
for ninety (90) days. Batteries are warranted for two years.
HOW TO GET SERVICE: Just return the power tool, properly packaged and postage prepaid, to an Authorized Service
Center. You can obtain the location of the Service Center nearest you by contacting a service representative at One World
Technologies, Inc., P.O. Box 1207, Anderson, SC 29622-1207, by calling 1-800-525-2579 or by logging on to www.ryobitools.
com. When you request warranty service, you must also present proof of purchase documentation, which includes the date
of purchase (for example, a bill of sale). We will repair any faulty workmanship, and either repair or replace any defective
part, at our option. We will do so without any charge to you. We will complete the work in a reasonable time, but, in any
case, within ninety (90) days or less.
WHAT’S NOT COVERED: This warranty applies only to the original purchaser at retail and may not be transferred. This
warranty only covers defects arising under normal usage and does not cover any malfunction, failure or defects resulting
from misuse, abuse, neglect, alteration, modification or repairs by other than Authorized Service Centers. One World
Technologies, Inc. makes no warranties, representations or promises as to the quality or performance of its power tools
other than those specifically stated in this warranty.
ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS: Any implied warranties granted under state law, including warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to two years from the date of purchase. One World Technologies, Inc. is not
responsible for direct, indirect, or incidental damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
WARNING!
Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions
listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious injury. The term “power tool” in all of the warnings listed below refers to your mains-operated (corded)
power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
Save These Instructions
Work Area SAFETY
Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark
areas invite accidents.
Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which
may ignite the dust or fumes.
Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with
earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and
matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces
such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body
is earthed or grounded.
Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying,
pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away
from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged
or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
PERSONAL SAFETY
Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do
not use a power tool while you are tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment
of inattention while operating power tools may result in
serious personal injury.
Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Safety equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in the
off-position before plugging in. Carrying power tools
with your finger on the switch or plugging in power tools
that have the switch on invites accidents.
Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning
the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to
a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal
injury.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. This enables better control of the power tool
in unexpected situations.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving
parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair can be caught
in moving parts.
If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of these devices can
reduce dust-related hazards.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long
hair. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be drawn
into air vents.
Do not use on a ladder or unstable support. Stable
footing on a solid surface enables better control of the
power tool in unexpected situations.
POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool
for your application. The correct power tool will do the job
better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn
it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or
the battery pack from the power tool before making
any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing
power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce
the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and
do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool
or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other
condition that may affect the power tool’s operation.
If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use.
Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power
tools.
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less
likely to bind and are easier to control.
Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., in
accordance with these instructions and in the manner
intended for the particular type of power tool, taking
into account the working conditions and the work to
be performed. Use of the power tool for operations different from those intended could result in a hazardous
situation.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
SERVICE
Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.

When servicing a power 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
shock or injury.
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read instruction
manual.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
Hold power tools by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may
contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a
“live” wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool “live”
and shock the operator.
Use clamps or another practical way to secure and
support the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding
the work by hand or against your body leaves it unstable
and may lead to loss of control.
Know your power tool. Read operator’s manual carefully. Learn its applications and limitations, as well as
the specific potential hazards related to this power
tool. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric
shock, fire, or serious injury.
Always wear safety glasses. Everyday eyeglasses
have only impact-resistant lenses; they are NOT safety
glasses. Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious
personal injury.
Protect your lungs. Wear a face or dust mask if the
operation is dusty. Following this rule will reduce the risk
of serious personal injury.
Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection during
extended periods of operation. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
Inspect power tool cords periodically and, if damaged,
have repaired at your nearest Authorized Service Center. Constantly stay aware of cord location. Following
this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock or fire.
Check damaged parts. Before further use of the power
tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should be
carefully checked to determine that it will operate
properly and perform its intended function. Check for
alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts, mounting, and any other conditions
that may affect its operation. A guard or other part that
is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced
by an authorized service center. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of shock, fire, or serious injury.
Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to use
one heavy enough to carry the current your product
will draw. A wire gauge size (A.W.G.) of at least 16 is
recommended for an extension cord 50 feet or less
in length. A cord exceeding 100 feet is not recommended. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The
smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord. An
undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting
in loss of power and overheating.
Inspect for and remove all nails from lumber before
using this power tool. Following this rule will reduce the
risk of serious personal injury.
LASER GUIDE WARNINGS:
The laser guide radiation used in the Ryobi jig saw is
Class II with maximum <1mW and 650nm wavelengths.
These lasers do not normally present an optical hazard although staring at the beam may cause flash blindness.
 Caution: Use of controls or adjustments or performances of procedures other than those specified herein
may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
 Avoid direct eye exposure when using the laser guide.
 The laser shall be used and maintained in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
 Never aim the beam at a person or object other than the
workpiece.
 Always ensure the laser beam is aimed at a sturdy workpiece without reflective surfaces. Shiny reflective sheet
metal or similar shiny materials are not suitable for laser
use.
 All repairs should be made by an authorized service representative or the laser manufacturer.
If the power supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced only by the manufacturer or by an authorized
service center to avoid risk.
Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and
use them to instruct others who may use this product. If
you loan someone this product, loan them these instructions also.
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SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper
interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
W
Watt
Power
Minutes
Time
Alternating Current
Type of current
Direct Current
Type or a characteristic of current
No Load Speed
Rotational speed, at no load
Class II Tool
Double-insulated construction
Per Minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per minute
Wet Conditions Alert
Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.
Read The Operator’s Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand
operator’s manual before using this product.
Eye Protection
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and,
as necessary, a full face shield when operating this product.
Safety Alert
Precautions that involve your safety.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
Hot Surface
To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with any hot
surface.
min
no
.../min
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SYMBOLS
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result
in death or serious injury.
CAUTION:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in property
damage.
SERVICE
Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should
be performed only by a qualified service technician. For
service we suggest you return the product to the nearest
AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to use this
product until you read thoroughly and understand completely the operator’s manual. If you do not understand
the warnings and instructions in the operator’s manual,
do not use this product. Call Ryobi customer service for
assistance.
WARNING:
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety goggles or
safety glasses with side shields and, when needed, a full face shield. We recommend Wide Vision
Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always use eye
protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
WARNING:
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these
chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to
these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks
that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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ELECTRICAL
DOUBLE INSULATION
EXTENSION CORDS
Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power
tools, which eliminates the need for the usual threewire grounded power cord. All exposed metal parts are
isolated from the internal metal motor components with
protecting insulation. Double insulated tools do not need
to be grounded.
When using a power tool at a considerable distance from
a power source, be sure to use an extension cord that has
the capacity to handle the current the product will draw. An
undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in
overheating and loss of power. Use the chart to determine
the minimum wire size required in an extension cord. Only
round jacketed cords listed by Underwriter’s Laboratories
(UL) should be used.
When working outdoors with a product , use an extension
cord that is designed for outside use. This type of cord is
designated with “W-A” or “W” on the cord’s jacket.
Before using any extension cord, inspect it for loose or
exposed wires and cut or worn insulation.
WARNING:
The double insulated system is ­ intended to protect
the user from shock resulting from a break in the tool’s
internal insulation. Observe all normal safety precautions
to avoid electrical shock.
NOTE: Servicing of a product with double insulation requires
extreme care and knowledge of the system and should
be performed only by a qualified service technician. For
service, we suggest you return the product to your nearest authorized service center for repair. Always use original
factory replacement parts when servicing.
**Ampere rating (on product data plate)
0-2.02.1-3.4
3.5-5.0 5.1-7.0
7.1-12.0 12.1-16.0
Cord LengthWire Size (A.W.G.)
25'
16
16
16
16
14
14
50'
16
16
16
14
14
12
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
100'
16
16
14
12
10
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This product has a precision-built electric motor. It should
be connected to a power supply that is 120 V, AC only (normal household current), 60 Hz. Do not operate this
product on direct current (DC). A substantial voltage drop
will cause a loss of power and the motor will overheat. If
the product does not operate when plugged into an outlet,
double-check the power supply.
**Used on 12 gauge - 20 amp circuit.
NOTE: AWG = American Wire Gauge
WARNING:
Keep the extension cord clear of the working area.
Position the cord so that it will not get caught on
lumber, tools, or other obstructions while you are working
with a power tool. Failure to do so can result in serious
personal injury.
WARNING:
Check extension cords before each use. If damaged
replace immediately. Never use the product with a
damaged cord since touching the damaged area could
cause electrical shock resulting in serious injury.
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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Input.......................... 120 Volts, AC Only, 60 Hz, 4.8 Amps
No Load Speed............................................600-2600/min.
Orbital Settings.................................................................. 4
Laser Guide........................... Class II, <1mW max, 650 nm
Stroke Length............................................................ 3/4 in.
Net Weight................................................................5.8 lbs.
LOCK-ON BUTTON
SWITCH trigger
VARIABLE SPEED
CONTROL SELECTOR
LED light
Laser guide
BASE
ADJUSTMENT
LEVER
ORBITAL
ADJUSTMENT KNOB
RAPID CHANGE
blade CLAMP
anti-splintering
INSERT
saw base
blade
support roller
VACUUM ATTACHMENT
multi-purpose
SAW BLADE
blade storage AREA
Fig. 1
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FEATURES
KNOW YOUR JIG SAW
LED LIGHT
See Figure 1.
The safe use of this product requires an understanding of
the information on the product and in this operator’s manual
as well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting.
Before use of this product, familiarize yourself with all
operating features and safety rules.
The LED light illuminates your work to give you a clear view
of the cut line.
ANTI-SPLINTERING INSERT
The anti-splintering insert prevents splintering of the workpiece material for a smoother cut. It is especially helpful
when cutting plywood.
BASE ADJUSTMENT LEVER
Using the base adjustment lever, you can make quick changes
to the bevel setting. The base can be angled 45˚ left or right
for bevel cutting, with indicators in 15˚ increments.
BLADE SUPPORT ROLLER
The blade-support roller is recessed to ensure accurate
cutting.
LASER GUIDE
The laser guide projects a red line on your workpiece to give
you a straight line to follow.
LOCK-ON BUTTON
The lock-on button allows continuous operation.
ORBITAL ADJUSTMENT KNOB
The orbital adjustment knob allows you to select four orbital
settings to cut materials of varying thickness and density.
RAPID CHANGE BLADE CLAMP
There is a convenient lever on the blade clamp for changing
saw blades without the need for seperate tools.
VACUUM ATTACHMENT / BLADE STORAGE
A vacuum attachment is packed with your saw. Used in conjunction with a vacuum cleaner, it will yield the highest dust
removal efficiency. It features a built-in blade storage area.
VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL SELECTOR
The jig saw has a variable speed control selector to allow
operator control of speed and power limits.
assembly
UNPACKING
WARNING:
This product requires assembly.
n Carefully remove the product and any accessories from
the box. Make sure that all items listed in the packing list
are included.
n Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage
or damage occurred during shipping.
n Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the product.
n If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-800-525-2579 for assistance.
PACKING LIST
Jig Saw
Multi-Purpose Saw Blade
Anti-Splintering Insert
Vacuum Attachment
Tool Bag
Operator’s Manual
If any parts are damaged or missing do not operate this
product until the damaged or missing parts are replaced.
Failure to heed this warning could result in serious personal injury.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this product or create accessories not recommended for use with this product. Any
such alteration or modification is misuse and could result
in a hazardous condition leading to possible serious
personal injury.
WARNING:
Do not connect to power supply until assembly is complete. Failure to comply could result in accidental starting
and possible serious personal injury.
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ASSEMBLY
installing BLADE
clamping
lever
See Figure 2.
NOTE: The jig saw is designed to use both T-shank and
U-shank blades.
 Unplug the saw.
 Lift the clamping lever on the rapid-change blade clamp
until it stops.
 Holding the clamping lever up, insert the saw blade (with
blade teeth facing out) as far as possible into the slot in
the saw bar.
 Check to make sure the back of the saw blade is centered
in the groove of the roller guide.
SAW BLADE
u=
t=
 Release the clamping lever. Make sure the blade is
securely in place.
installing vacuum attachment
Fig. 2
See Figure 3.
For dustless operation, a vacuum attachment has been
provided with the saw which attaches to the saw base.
To install:
 Unplug the saw.
 Slide the vacuum attachment into the curved area at the
rear of the saw base until it is seated securely.
Attach 1-1/4 in. vacuum hose to vacuum attachment.
Connect vacuum hose to vacuum.
To remove:
Unplug the saw.
 Remove the vacuum attachment by pulling attachment
from base.
VACUUM ATTACHMENT
Fig. 3
OPERATION
APPLICATIONS
WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity with this product to make you
careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is
sufficient to inflict serious injury.
WARNING:
You may use this product for the purposes listed below:
 Cutting all types of wood products (lumber, plywood,
paneling, composition board and hard board)
 Cutting thin sheet metal (metal cutting blade not
­included)
 Cutting plastics and laminates
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields when operating power tools. Failure to do so
could result in objects being thrown into your eyes
resulting in possible serious injury.
STARTING / STOPPING THE SAW
See Figure 4.
To turn the saw ON, depress the switch trigger. Release the
switch trigger to turn the saw OFF.
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OPERATION
LOCK-ON BUTTON
LOCK-ON BUTTON
See Figure 4.
The saw is equipped with a lock-on feature which is convenient when continuous cutting for extended periods of
time is required.
To lock-on:
 Depress the switch trigger.
 Push in and hold the lock-on button located on the side
of the handle.
 Release switch trigger.
 Release lock-on button.
switch
trigger
To release:
 Depress the switch trigger to release.
If you have the lock-on feature engaged during use and the
saw becomes disconnected from power supply, disengage
the lock-on feature immediately.
Fig. 4
WARNING:
Before connecting the saw to power supply source,
always check to be sure it is not in lock-on position (depress and release switch trigger). Failure to do so could
result in accidental starting of the saw resulting in possible serious injury. Also, do not lock the trigger on jobs
where the saw may need to be stopped suddenly.
SPLINTER-FREE CUTTING
See Figure 5.
The anti-splintering insert is especially useful when cutting
plywood. It should only be used when making straight cuts
or circle cuts. It is not for bevel cutting or plunge cutting.
NOTE: The non-orbital setting also helps reduce splintering
when cutting plywood.
To attach and remove the anti-splintering insert:
 Unplug the saw.
anti-splintering
insert
Fig. 5
 Set the cutting angle at 0°.
 To attach, slide the insert back onto the tabs on the front
of the base. Make sure it snaps securely into place.
VARIABLE SPEED
CONTROL SELECTOR
 To remove, grasp the anti-splintering insert and pull
straight out.
Variable SpEed Control selector
See Figure 6.
The saw has a variable speed control selector designed to
allow operator control and adjustment of speed and power
limits. The speed and power of the saw can be increased or
decreased by rotating the variable speed control selector in
the direction of the arrows shown in figure 6.
NOTE: Hold the saw in normal operating position and turn the
variable speed control selector to the positive ( + ) symbol to
increase speed and power. Turn to the negative ( − ) symbol
to decrease speed and power.
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Fig. 6
OPERATION
If you desire to lock the switch on at a given speed, depress
the switch trigger, push in and hold the lock-on button, and
release the switch trigger. Next, adjust the variable speed
control selector until the desired speed is reached.
Avoid running the saw at low speeds for extended periods
of time. Running at low speeds under constant usage may
cause your saw to become overheated. If this occurs, cool
your saw by running it without a load and at full speed.
The following guidelines may be used in determining correct
speed for various applications:
LOW speed is ideal when minimum speed and power is
required, for example, starting cuts.
MEDIUM speed is suitable for cutting hard metals, plastics,
and laminates.
HIGH speed produces best results when maximum power is
required, for example, cutting wood. Soft metals such as aluminum, brass, and copper may also require high speeds.
LED light Laser guide
Fig. 7
WARNING:
Do not insert saw blade into air vents. They could come
in contact with electrically live internal parts, and cause
electrical shock resulting in serious injury.
LED LIGHT
See Figure 7.
The LED light illuminates when the switch trigger is depressed to give you a clear view of the cut line on your
work surface.
USING THE LASER GUIDE
See Figure 7.
WARNING:
Do not stare into the laser beam. Failure to heed this
warning could result in possible serious personal injury.
The laser unit comes from the factory already installed
and aligned. If the laser becomes misaligned after time
refer to the Adjustments section.
TO DECREASE
ORBITAL SETTING
The jig saw is equipped with a laser guide to project a red
line to show the cut path.
 Pull the switch trigger to engage the laser guide.
1
2
 The laser guide will turn on with the jig saw and continue
to stay on for the cutting operation.
 The laser guide will turn off when the switch trigger is
released.
3
TO INCREASE
ORBITAL SETTING
GENERAL CUTTING
Rest the front of the saw base on the workpiece and align
cutting edge of the blade with the line on your workpiece.
Make sure the power cord is out of your way and not in the
line of cut. Start the saw and move it forward on the work
surface. Apply downward pressure to keep the saw steady
Fig. 8
and only enough forward pressure to keep the blade cutting.
Do not force the saw. Applying too much forward pressure
to the saw may overheat the motor and break saw blades.
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OPERATION
ORBITAL MOTION
See Figure 8.
The blade of the saw cuts in an orbital motion. This feature
is adjustable and provides faster, more efficient cutting.
With orbital motion the blade cuts through your work in
the upstroke but does not drag across your work in the
downstroke. The higher settings should be used when fast
cutting in soft material is desired. The lower settings should
be used when cutting materials with more resistance. The
“0” setting shuts off the orbital motion. Setting “3” offers the
maximum orbital motion.
STRAIGHT CUT
See Figures 9 - 10.
A straight cut can be made by clamping a piece of wood or
straight-edge to the workpiece and guiding the edge of the
saw against it. Make the cut from one direction only. Don’t
cut halfway and complete the cut from the opposite end.
You can also use an edge guide (not included) as shown
in figure 10. Loosen the thumb screw and insert the end of
the edge guide through the two slots in the base. Measure
the distance to cut and tighten the thumb screw. Place the
edge guide on the outside edge of the workpiece and cut
in a straight path.
Fig. 9
thumb
screws
WARNING:
To avoid possible serious injury, keep hands and fingers
from between the gear housing and saw blade clamp,
and keep the guard in place.
optional
edge guide
WARNING:
Excessive side pressure to the blade could result in broken blades or damage to the material being cut.
Fig. 10
ANGLE CUTTING (BEVEL CUTTING)
See Figure 11.
Bevel cutting angles may be adjusted from 0° to 45° right
or left. Angles for cuts from 0° to 45° in 15° increments are
marked on a scale on both the left and right side of the base.
An arrow under the motor assembly provides an indicator at
each of the above mentioned 15° increments. A protractor
is recommended when accurate cuts are required.
 Unplug the saw.
 Unlock the base by moving the base adjustment lever
forward.
unlock
lock
base
adjustment
lever
 Slide the base forward to release it from the 0º detent
position.
indicator
arrow
 Align the mark of the desired angle with the indicator
arrow located on the housing.
 Once the desired angle is reached, tighten the base
adjustment lever by moving it back under the motor
assembly.
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SLIDE FORWARD
TO ROTATE BASE
scale
Fig. 11
OPERATION
SCROLL CUTTING
See Figure 12.
Scroll cuts can be made with the jig saw by guiding the
direction of the cut with applied pressure on the handle as
shown.
NOTE: Tighter tolerance scroll cutting may require the use
of a scroll cutting blade (not included).
WARNING:
Excessive side pressure to the blade could result in
broken blades or damage to the material being cut.
PLUNGE CUTTING
See Figure 13.
NOTE: Use only a 7-teeth-per-inch blade for this type of
cut.
WARNING:
To avoid loss of control, broken blades, or damage to
the material being cut, always use extreme caution when
making plunge cuts. We do not recommend plunge cutting on materials other than wood.
Fig. 12
 Mark the line of cut clearly on the workpiece.
 Set the orbit adjustment to “0”.
 Set the cutting angle at 0°.
 Tilt the saw forward so that it rests on the front edge
of the base and blade will not come in contact with the
workpiece when the saw is turned on.
 Make sure the blade is inside the area to be cut.
 Using high speed, start the saw and slowly lower the
blade into the workpiece until the blade cuts through the
wood.
Continue lowering the blade into the workpiece until the
base rests flat on the work surface, then move the saw
forward to complete the opening.
Fig. 13
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OPERATION
METAL CUTTING
See Figure 14.
NOTE: The jig saw has to be in the no-orbit mode to cut metals and conduit. Set the orbital adjustment knob to “0.”
Many kinds of metals can be cut with the saw using a
metal blade (not included). Be careful not to twist or bend
the blades. Do not force. If the blade chatters or vibrates
excessively, use a finer-tooth metal-cutting blade. If blade
heats excessively, use lower speed. If blade teeth become
filled or clogged when cutting soft metals, such as aluminum,
use a coarser-tooth blade or lower speed. We recommend
use of lubricant when cutting metals to keep blades cool,
increase cutting action, and prolong blade life. Clamp the
work firmly and saw close to the clamping point to eliminate
any vibration of the work being cut.
When cutting conduit, pipe, or angle iron, clamp work in a
vise if possible and saw close to the vise. To cut thin sheet
materials, “sandwich” the material between hardboard or plywood and clamp the layers to eliminate vibration and material
tearing. By doing this, the material will be cut smoothly. Lay
out your pattern or line of cut on top of the “sandwich.”
NOTE: When cutting metal, keep exposed portion of saw
bar clean and free of metal chips by wiping frequently with
an oily cloth. Use extreme caution in disposing of oily cloth
after completion of job to prevent potential fire hazard.
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Fig. 14
ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING:
base
plate Screws
Before performing any adjustment, make sure the product
is unplugged from the power supply and the switch is in
the OFF ( O ) position. Failure to heed this warning could
result in serious personal injury.
base plate
tightening BASE ADJUSTMENT LEVER
See Figures 15 - 16.
The base adjustment lever may need occasional
­tightening.
 Unplug the saw.
 If attached, remove the vacuum attachment.
 Remove the base plate screws and base plate by removing the four base screws to expose the adjusting nut.
 Release the base adjustment lever by pulling it forward.
 Tighten the adjusting nut 1/4 of a turn in the clockwise
direction.
base
 Engage the adjustment lever by pushing it back under
the motor assembly and check the base for any movement.
 If the base is still loose, release the adjustment lever and
tighten the adjusting nut another 1/4 of a turn. Repeat
until the base is secure after engaging the adjustment
lever.
 Reinstall the base plate and four base plate screws.
Fig. 15
adjusting nut
Fig. 16
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ADJUSTMENTS
LASER GUIDE ADJUSTMENT
See Figure 17.
 Draw a pencil line on a scrap workpiece. The line should
be approximately 12 inches long and should run all the
way to the edge of the workpiece.
 Connect the jig saw to the power supply.
 Align the blade of the jig saw with the pencil line on the
workpiece.
 Depress the switch trigger and cut into the workpiece until
the base of the saw is fully supported by the workpiece
as shown. Once the cut is finished, do not allow the saw
to move throughout the rest of the adjustment process.
NOTE: Ignore the projected laser line during this cut.
Follow the pencil line visually to keep the blade cutting
along the pencil line.
 Rotate the variable speed control selector to the lowest
speed possible.
 Depress the switch trigger again to illuminate the laser.
Take note of the position of the laser line in relation to
the pencil line. If they are not together, unplug the jig saw
and perform adjustment steps below as needed until lines
come together.
upper laser
adjustment
screw
WARNING:
Failure to unplug the saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury.
lower laser
adjustment
screw
flat blade
screwdriver
 If the laser line is completely to the left of the pencil line,
turn the upper laser adjustment screw clockwise using a
small flat blade screwdriver. This will cause the laser line
to slide right.
 If the laser line is completely to the right of the pencil line,
turn the upper laser adjustment screw counterclockwise.
This will cause the laser line to slide left.
 If the laser line is twisted so that part of the line is to the
left of the pencil line and part of the line is to the right,
rotate the lower laser adjustment screw as necessary to
bring the two lines together.
WARNING:
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein could result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
laser line
at right side
laser line
at left side
pencil line
17 — English
Fig. 17
MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause
product damage.
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields during power tool operation or when blowing
dust. If operation is dusty, also wear a dust mask.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most
plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of
commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. Use
clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc.
WARNING:
Electric tools used on fiberglass material, wallboard, spackling compounds, or plaster are subject to accelerated wear
and possible premature failure because the fiberglass chips
and grindings are highly abrasive to bearings, brushes,
commutators, etc. Consequently, we do not recommend
using this product for extended work on these types
of materials. However, if you do work with any of these
materials, it is extremely important to clean the product
using compressed air.
LUBRICATION
All of the bearings in this product are lubricated with a
sufficient amount of high grade lubricant for the life of the
unit under normal operating conditions. Therefore, no further
lubrication is required.
POWER SUPPLY CORD REPLACEMENT
If replacement of the power supply cord is necessary, this
must be done by an authorized service center in order to
avoid a safety hazard.
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleumbased products, penetrating oils, etc., come in contact
with plastic parts. Chemicals can damage, weaken or
destroy plastic which may result in serious personal
injury.
ACCESSORIES
Look for these accessories where you purchased this product:
 Edge Guide....................................................................................................................................................... 631097001
WARNING:
Current attachments and accessories available for use with this product are listed above. Do not use any attachments or
accessories not recommended by the manufacturer of this product. The use of attachments or accessories not recommended can result in serious personal injury.
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Notes
19 — English
OPERATOR’S MANUAL / orbital jIG sAW WITH LASER
MANUEL D’UTILISATION / Scie sauteuse orbitale avec Laser
MANUAL DEL OPERADOR / Sierra de vaivén Orbital con Láser
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