Delta 33-830 Instruction manual

(Model 33-830)
PART NO. 424-12-651-0031 (019)
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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
10″″ Professional Radial Arm Saw
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
Woodworking can be dangerous if safe and proper operating procedures are not followed. As with all machinery, there
are certain hazards involved with the operation of the product. Using the machine with respect and caution will
considerably lessen the possibility of personal injury. However, if normal safety precautions are overlooked or ignored,
personal injury to the operator may result. Safety equipment such as guards, push sticks, hold-downs, featherboards,
goggles, dust masks and hearing protection can reduce your potential for injury. But even the best guard won’t make
up for poor judgment, carelessness or inattention. Always use common sense and exercise caution in the workshop.
If a procedure feels dangerous, don’t try it. Figure out an alternative procedure that feels safer. REMEMBER: Your
personal safety is your responsibility.
This machine was designed for certain applications only. Delta Machinery strongly recommends that this machine not
be modified and/or used for any application other than that for which it was designed. If you have any questions relative
to a particular application, DO NOT use the machine until you have first contacted Delta to determine if it can or should
be performed on the product.
Technical Service Manager
Delta Machinery
4825 Highway 45 North
Jackson, TN 38305
(IN CANADA: 505 SOUTHGATE DRIVE, GUELPH, ONTARIO N1H 6M7)
WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY
1. FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, READ INSTRUCTION
MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING THE TOOL. Learn the
tool’s application and limitations as well as the specific
hazards peculiar to it.
2. KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working order.
3. ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION. Wear safety
glasses. Everyday eyeglasses only have impact resistant
lenses; they are not safety glasses. Also use face or dust
mask if cutting operation is dusty. These safety glasses
must conform to ANSI Z87.1 requirements. NOTE:
Approved glasses have Z87 printed or stamped on them.
4. REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Form
habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting wrenches
are removed from tool before turning it “on”.
5. KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and
benches invite accidents.
6. DON’T USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don’t
use power tools in damp or wet locations, or expose them
to rain. Keep work area well-lighted.
7. KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. All children
and visitors should be kept a safe distance from work area.
8. MAKE WORKSHOP CHILDPROOF – with padlocks,
master switches, or by removing starter keys.
9. DON’T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and be
safer at the rate for which it was designed.
10. USE RIGHT TOOL. Don’t force tool or attachment to
do a job for which it was not designed.
11. WEAR PROPER APPAREL. No loose clothing, gloves,
neckties, rings, bracelets, or other jewelry to get caught in
moving parts. Nonslip footwear is recommended. Wear
protective hair covering to contain long hair.
12. SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work
when practical. It’s safer than using your hand and frees
both hands to operate tool.
13. DON’T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times.
14. MAINTAIN TOOLS IN TOP CONDITION. Keep tools
sharp and clean for best and safest performance. Follow
instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
15. DISCONNECT TOOLS before servicing and when
changing accessories such as blades, bits, cutters, etc.
16. USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. The use of
accessories and attachments not recommended by Delta
may cause hazards or risk of injury to persons.
17. REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL STARTING.
Make sure switch is in “OFF” position before plugging in
power cord. In the event of a power failure, move switch
to the “OFF” position.
18. NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury could occur if
the tool is tipped or if the cutting tool is accidentally
contacted.
19. CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the
tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should be
carefully checked to ensure 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.
20. DIRECTION OF FEED. Feed work into a blade or
cutter against the direction of rotation of the blade or cutter
only.
21. NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED.
TURN POWER OFF. Don’t leave tool until it comes to a
complete stop.
22. STAY ALERT, WATCH WHAT YOU ARE DOING, AND
USE COMMON SENSE WHEN OPERATING A POWER
TOOL. DO NOT USE TOOL WHILE TIRED OR UNDER
THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL, OR
MEDICATION. A moment of inattention while operating
power tools may result in serious personal injury.
23. MAKE SURE TOOL IS DISCONNECTED FROM
P O W E R S U P P LY w h i l e m o t o r i s b e i n g m o u n t e d ,
connected or reconnected.
24. THE DUST GENERATED by certain woods and wood
products can be injurious to your health. Always operate
machinery in well ventilated areas and provide for proper
dust removal. Use wood dust collection systems whenever
possible.
25.
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.
Refer to them often and use them to instruct others.
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ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES FOR RADIAL ARM SAWS
19. NEVER PERFORM a “crossed arm” operation.
20. PROPERLY SUPPORT all long or wide workpieces.
21. NEVER START THE TOOL with the blade engaged
in the workpiece.
22. FOLLOW ALL RIPPING WARNINGS on tool. Never
rip a workpiece from the wrong end.
23. NEVER FEED WORK into the anti-kickback end of
the tool.
24. USE A “PUSH-STICK” for narrow ripping work.
25. REMOVE CUT-OFF PIECES and scraps from the
table before cutting. The vibration of the tool may cause
them to move into the path of the saw blade and be
thrown out. After cutting, and after the blade has come
to a complete stop, turn the tool off and remove all
debris.
26. TURN THE TOOL “OFF” and disconnect the tool
from the power source before adjusting or changing setups.
27. TURN THE TOOL “OFF” and disconnect the tool
from the power source when making repairs.
28. TURN THE TOOL “OFF”, disconnect the tool from
the power source, and clean the table/work area before
leaving the tool.
29. NEVER leave the work area when the power is “ON”,
or before the tool has come to a complete stop.
30. IMPORTANT: When the tool is not in use, the switch
should be locked in the “OFF” position to prevent
unauthorized use.
31. IF ANY PART OF YOUR TOOL IS MISSING,
damaged, or fails, or if any electrical component
performs improperly, shut off the switch and remove the
plug from the power supply. Replace missing, damaged,
or failed parts before resuming operation.
1. READ AND UNDERSTAND THE INSTRUCTION
MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING THIS TOOL.
2. DO NOT OPERATE THIS TOOL until it is completely
assembled and installed according to the instructions.
3. OBTAIN ADVICE from your supervisor, instructor, or
some other qualified person if you are not thoroughly
familiar with operating this tool.
4. FOLLOW ALL WIRING CODES/recommended
electrical connections. PROPERLY GROUND the tool.
5. NEVER USE TOOL WITHOUT GUARDS in place.
6. KEEP BLADE SHARP and free of rust and pitch.
7. KEEP BLADE and arbor flanges free from dirt and
grease.
8. SECURELY FASTEN END PLATES TO TRACK
ARM prior to use.
9. TIGHTEN ALL CLAMP HANDLES prior to use.
10. WEAR EYE PROTECTION (safety glasses or face
shield.
11. DO NOT OPERATE while under the influence of
drugs, alcohol, or medication.
12. DO NOT WEAR GLOVES, tie, or loose clothing.
REMOVE RINGS, watch, and other jewelry, and roll up
sleeves.
13. DO NOT cut any workpiece “freehand”.
14. KNOW HOW TO AVOID KICKBACK.
15. USE ANTI-KICKBACK FINGERS when ripping.
Lower the guard on the infeed end and adjust the antikickback attachment properly.
16. USE THE FENCE to support and guide the work.
17. KEEP ARMS AND HANDS OUT OF PATH of the saw
blade.
18. NEVER REACH around the saw blade.
EXTENSION CORDS
Use proper extension cords. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition and is a 3-wire extension cord
which has a 3-prong grounding type plug and matching receptacle which will accept the tool’s plug. When using an
extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current of the tool. An undersized cord will cause a
drop in line voltage, resulting in loss of power and overheating. Fig. A, shows the correct gauge to use depending on
the cord length. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord.
MINIMUM GAUGE EXTENSION CORD
MINIMUM GAUGE EXTENSION CORD
RECOMMENDED SIZES FOR USE WITH STATIONARY ELECTRIC TOOLS
RECOMMENDED SIZES FOR USE WITH STATIONARY ELECTRIC TOOLS
Ampere
Rating
Volts
Total Length
of Cord in Feet
Gauge of
Extension Cord
Ampere
Rating
Volts
Total Length
of Cord in Feet
Gauge of
Extension Cord
0-6
0-6
0-6
0-6
120
120
120
120
up to 25
25-50
50-100
100-150
18 AWG
16 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
0-6
0-6
0-6
0-6
240
240
240
240
up to 50
50-100
100-200
200-300
18 AWG
16 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
6-10
6-10
6-10
6-10
120
120
120
120
up to 25
25-50
50-100
100-150
18 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
12 AWG
6-10
6-10
6-10
6-10
240
240
240
240
up to 50
50-100
100-200
200-300
18 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
12 AWG
10-12
10-12
10-12
10-12
120
120
120
120
up to 25
25-50
50-100
100-150
16 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
12 AWG
10-12
10-12
10-12
10-12
240
240
240
240
up to 50
50-100
100-200
200-300
16 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
12 AWG
12-16
12-16
12-16
120
120
120
up to 25
25-50
14 AWG
12 AWG
12-16
12-16
12-16
240
240
240
up to 50
50-100
14 AWG
12 AWG
GREATER THAN 50 FEET NOT RECOMMENDED
Fig. A
3
GREATER THAN 100 FEET NOT RECOMMENDED
Fig. A
POWER CONNECTIONS
A separate electrical circuit should be used for your tools. This circuit should not be less than #12 wire and should be
protected with a 20 Amp time lag fuse. If an extension cord is used, use only 3-wire extension cords which have 3prong grounding type plugs and matching receptacle which will accept the tool’s plug. Before connecting the motor to
the power line, make sure the switch is in the “OFF” position and be sure that the electric current is of the same
characteristics as indicated on the tool. All line connections should make good contact. Running on low voltage will
damage the motor.
WARNING: DO NOT EXPOSE THE TOOL TO RAIN OR OPERATE THE TOOL IN DAMP LOCATIONS.
MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS
Your tool is wired for 120 volt, 60 HZ alternating current. Before connecting the tool to the power source, make sure
the switch is in the “OFF” position.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: THIS TOOL MUST BE GROUNDED WHILE IN USE TO PROTECT THE OPERATOR FROM
ELECTRIC SHOCK.
1. All grounded, cord-connected tools:
2. Grounded, cord-connected tools intended for use on
a supply circuit having a nominal rating less than 150
In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding
volts:
provides a path of least resistance for electric current to
reduce the risk of electric shock. This tool is equipped with
If the tool is intended for use on a circuit that has an outlet
an electric cord having an equipment-grounding
that looks like the one illustrated in Fig. B, the tool will have
conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be
a grounding plug that looks like the plug illustrated in Fig.
plugged into a matching outlet that is properly installed
B. A temporary adapter, which looks like the adapter
and grounded in accordance with all local codes and
illustrated in Fig. C, may be used to connect this plug to a
ordinances.
matching 2-conductor receptacle as shown in Fig. C if a
properly grounded outlet is not available. The temporary
Do not modify the plug provided - if it will not fit the outlet,
adapter should be used only until a properly grounded
have the proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
outlet can be installed by a qualified electrician. The
Improper connection of the equipment-grounding
green-colored rigid ear, lug, and the like, extending from
conductor can result in risk of electric shock. The
the adapter must be connected to a permanent ground
conductor with insulation having an outer surface that is
such as a properly grounded outlet box. Whenever the
green with or without yellow stripes is the equipmentadapter is used, it must be held in place with a metal
grounding conductor. If repair or replacement of the
screw.
electric cord or plug is necessary, do not connect the
equipment-grounding conductor to a live terminal.
NOTE: In Canada, the use of a temporary adapter is not
permitted by the Canadian Electric Code.
Check with a qualified electrician or service personnel if
the grounding instructions are not completely understood,
3. Grounded, cord-connected tools intended for use on
or if in doubt as to whether the tool is properly grounded.
a supply circuit having a nominal rating between 150 Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong
250 volts, inclusive:
grounding type plugs and matching 3-conductor
receptacles that accept the tool’s plug, as shown in Fig. B.
If the tool is intended for use on a circuit that has an
Repair or replace damaged or worn cord immediately.
outlet that looks like the one illustrated in Fig. D. The tool
will have a grounding plug that looks like the plug
illustrated in Fig. D. Make sure the tool is connected to
an outlet having the same configuration as the plug. No
adapter is available or should be used with this tool. If
the tool must be re-connected for use on a different type
GROUNDED OUTLET BOX
of electric circuit, the re-connection should be made by
qualified service personnel; and after re-connection, the
CURRENT
tool should comply with all local codes and ordinances.
CARRYING
PRONGS
WARNING: IN ALL CASES, MAKE CERTAIN THE
RECEPTACLE IN QUESTION IS PROPERLY
G R O U N D E D . I F Y O U A R E N O T S U R E H AV E A
QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN CHECK THE RECEPTACLE.
GROUNDING BLADE
IS LONGEST OF THE 3 BLADES
Fig. B
4
GROUNDED OUTLET BOX
GROUNDED OUTLET BOX
CURRENT
CARRYING
PRONGS
GROUNDING
MEANS
ADAPTER
GROUNDING BLADE
IS LONGEST OF THE 3 BLADES
Fig. C
Fig. D
CHANGING VOLTAGE
The motor supplied with your saw is wired for 120 volt
operation. If you desire to operate your saw at 240 volts,
it is necessary to reposition voltage changing switch in
the motor junction box (B) Fig. E. Proceed as follows:
1.
WARNING: DISCONNECT TOOL FROM POWER
SOURCE.
B
2. Remove screw (A) Fig. E, and remove nameplate
cover (B).
3. Carefully slide switch (C) Fig. F, in motor junction
box to read 240. Replace nameplate cover and screw
which were removed in STEP 2.
A
Fig. E
4. It is also necessary to replace the 120 volt plug
supplied with the motor with a UL/CSA listed plug
suitable for 240 volts and the rated current of the saw.
Contact your local Authorized Delta Service Center or
qualified electrician for proper procedures to install the
plug. The saw must comply with all local and national
electrical codes after the 240 volt plug is assembled.
C
Fig. F
OVERLOAD PROTECTION
D
The motor on your saw is equipped with a resettable
overload relay button (D) Fig. G. If the motor shuts off or
fails to start due to overloading, or low voltage, turn the
switch to the “OFF” position, let the motor cool three to
five minutes then push the reset button (D). The motor
can then be turned on again in the usual manner. Some
conditions that may cause overloading are; cutting stock
too fast, using a dull blade, using the saw beyond its
capacity, etc.
5
Fig. G
FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION
FOREWORD
Delta Model 33-830 is a 10" (254mm) Professional Radial Arm Saw with maximum cutting capacity of 16" (406mm)
crosscut, 2-3/4" (70mm) depth at 90° and 2-1/2" (64mm) depth at 45° bevel. It is designed with positive bevel stops at
0°, 45° and 90° and positive miter stops at 0° and 45° both right and left. Unit includes; 1-1/2 hp 120/240V motor,
automatic blade brake, saw blade, wrenches, steel stand, cast-iron track and extra-large table.
UNPACKING AND CLEANING
Carefully unpack the tool and all loose items from the shipping container(s). Remove the protective coating from all
unpainted surfaces. This coating may be removed with a soft cloth moistened with kerosene (do not use acetone, gasoline
or lacquer thinner for this purpose). After cleaning, cover the unpainted surfaces with a good quality household floor paste
wax.
NOTICE: THE MANUAL COVER PHOTO ILLUSTRATES THE CURRENT
PRODUCTION MODEL. ALL OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS ARE REPRESENTATIVE
ONLY AND MAY NOT DEPICT THE ACTUAL COLOR, LABELING OR
ACCESSORIES.
1. The saw is packed at the factory with support
blocks (A) Fig. 1, under the cutter-head (B), and track
arm (C). Shipping boards (D) Fig. 1 are fastened to saw
base (G). To prevent damage during shipment, the track
arm elevating knob (H) is disassembled from lever (E).
Before proceeding, insert post of knob (H) Fig. 2,
through hole in lever (E) and assemble E-ring (K), to slot
in post.
C
H
E
B
2. The support blocks (A) Fig. 1, can be removed by
rotating track arm elevating knob (H) clockwise and the
shipping boards (D) can be removed by removing holddown screws (not shown), which are located inside saw
base. Discard the support blocks (A) and shipping boards
(D).
D
G
3 Fig. 3, illustrates the saw with support blocks and
shipping boards removed.
A
Fig. 1
H
E
K
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
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COMPONENTS OF THE 10" PROFESSIONAL RADIAL ARM SAW
ILLUSTRATED IN FIGS. 4 AND 5
1. 10″ Professional Radial
Arm Saw
1
2. Left and right
table supports
3. 5/16-18 x 5/8″ Carriage
Head Screws (16)
4. 5/16″ Flat Washers (16)
7
5. 5/16″ External Tooth
Lockwashers (16)
2
6. 5/16″ Hex Nuts (16)
7. Legs (4)
6
4
5
3
Fig. 4
8. Front Table Board
11
10
9. Rear Table Board
10. Middle Table Board
9
11. Fence Board
12. 1/4-20 Flange Nuts (4)
13. 1/4-20 x 1″ Truss
Head Screws (4)
8
17
14. Wrenches
15. 1/4-20 x 1-1/4″ Pan
Head Screws (4)
20
19
18
16. 5/16-18 x 5/8″ Carriage
Head Screws (6)
16
15
12
13
17. 5/16″ Flange Nuts (6)
18. Wrench Hook
14
19. #10 x 1/2″ Screw (2)
20. Table Board Clamp
Assembly (2)
Fig. 5
7
EXPLANATION OF OPERATING CONTROLS
The following is an explanation of the operating controls of the Delta 10" Radial Saw. We suggest you study these
explanations carefully to familiarize yourself with the controls before turning on the power. Doing otherwise may cause
damage to the saw or personal injury (Figs. 6 and 7).
B
C
K
A. TABLE CLAMP KNOBS. Allows the operator to quickly
set the desired fence position. Fig. 6
B. TRACK ARM INDEXING RELEASE HANDLE. Releases
the indexing pin from the 0 degree and 45 degree positions
to allow the arm to rotate. Depress handle to release the
index pin. Fig. 6
C. TRACK ARM ELEVATING HANDLE. Controls the depthof-cut in all operations. Turn the handle clockwise to raise or
counterclockwise to lower the track arm. Fig. 6
D. MITER SCALE. Indicates degrees left and right for setting
track arm to desired miter angle. Fig. 6
F. RIP SCALE. Indicates the in and out rip positions of the
cutter-head. Fig. 6
G. BLADE GUARD CLAMP KNOB. Clamps the blade guard
at rotated positions for ripping. Fig. 6
H. BEVEL CLAMP HANDLE. Controls tilt of motor for bevel
cutting operations. Locks motor at any desired angle on the
bevel scale. Lift handle to loosen and push down to lock.
Fig. 6
J. BEVEL INDEX RELEASE KNOB. Locates 0 degree,
45 degree, and 90 degree. Positions the motor for bevel
setting. When tilting the motor for bevel cutting, the bevel
clamp handle must first be loosened. To release the index
pull out on the release knob. Fig. 6
K. YOKE INDEXING RELEASE LEVER. Locates each 90
degree position of the yoke for ripping or cross-cutting
operations. When rotating the yoke, the yoke clamp handle
must first be loose. Push the release lever either up or down
to release the indexing pin. Fig. 6
L. YOKE CLAMP HANDLE. The yoke clamp handle must
be loose when rotating the yoke between the rip and crosscutting position. Pull the handle to release and push it to
lock. Fig. 7
M. ANTI-KICKBACK DEVICE. When ripping, the yoke is
positioned and clamped so that the blade is parallel to the
fence. The rear of the blade guard is rotated until it almost
touches the workpiece. The anti-kickback rod is then
lowered so that the fingers catch and hold the workpiece.
Never rip from the anti-kickback end of the blade guard.
Fig. 7
N. ON-OFF SWITCH. Conveniently located switch can be
turned on or off in an instant for added operation
protection. Switch also can be locked in the off position to
prevent unauthorized use using an accessory padlock.
Fig. 7
P. CUTTING-HEAD CLAMP KNOB. Locks cutting-head at
any position on the track arm. When ripping the cuttinghead, clamp knob must be tight. Fig. 7
R. BEVEL SCALE. Indicates degrees of rotation for setting
motor bevel positions. Fig. 7
S. TRACK ARM CLAMP HANDLE. Controls rotation of
track arm for all miter cutting operations. Locks track arm
at any miter angle position. To rotate track arm to the right,
loosen clamp handle and rotate arm. The arm will stop at
45 degrees. To rotate past 45 degrees, depress indexing
release handle and continue to rotate; arm will only rotate
an additional 5 degrees. To rotate to the left, the operation
is the same except the indexing release handle must be
depressed to start rotating. Fig. 7
G
D
F
A
J
H
Fig. 6
P
S
N
L
M
R
Fig. 7
8
ASSEMBLY
TOOLS NEEDED FOR ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENT
Your Delta Radial Arm Saw can be assembled and adjusted using a few common hand tools, including:
• Phillips head screwdriver
• Flat blade screwdriver
• Framing Square
• 7/16″ Wrench
• 1/2″ Wrench
• 1/2″ Socket, ratchet, and extension
• Adj. Combination Square
• 3/16″ Allen Wrench
• 1/4″ Allen Wrench
ASSEMBLING LEGS TO SAW BASE
1. Loosen lock knob (A) Fig. 8, and move cutting-head
(B) to the rear position as shown. Then tighten knob (A).
2. IMPORTANT: Make certain the cutting-head is
clamped securely at the back of the track arm.
A
B
Fig. 8
3. Place Radial Arm Saw on its back and assemble legs
(C) Fig. 9 (three of which are shown assembled) to each
corner of saw base (D) using sixteen 5/16-18 x 5/8″
carriage head screws (E), flat washers (G), external tooth
lockwashers (H), and hex nuts (J). Place flat washer on
bolt. Insert bolt through holes then assemble lockwasher
and nut. Hand tighten, hardware at this time but do not
completely tighten. Also refer to hardware Fig. 4.
C
D
4. Stand the saw in the upright position and securely
tighten all stand hardware.
C
H
E
G
Fig. 9
ASSEMBLING WRENCH
HOOK TO SAW BASE
1. Assemble wrench hook (K) Fig. 10, to the front right
(as shown), or back left, side of saw base (D), using two
#10 x 1/2″ shet metal screws.
K
Fig. 10
9
D
J
REMOVING BLADE AND
BLADE GUARD FROM SAW
A
1. DISCONNECT TOOL FROM POWER SOURCE.
B
2. Loosen blade guard clamp knob (A) Fig. 11, and
rotate blade guard (B) to the position shown.
Fig. 11
3. With wrenches supplied (C) Fig. 12, loosen arbor nut
(D) as much as possible. NOTE: Arbor nut has left
hand threads.
B
F
C
D
G
Fig. 12
4. Lift cam (E) Fig. 13, which holds the blade guard (B)
Fig. 12, in position and move the blade guard (B), outer
blade flange (F), and blade (G) outward.
E
Fig. 13
5. Lift blade guard (B) Fig. 14, and remove arbor nut
(D), outer blade flange (F), and blade (G). Then remove
blade guard (B).
B
G
D
F
10
Fig. 14
ASSEMBLING TRACK ARM
CLAMP LEVER
1. Assemble track arm clamp lever (A) Fig. 15, by
threading into clamp lock nut (B).
B
A
Fig. 15
ASSEMBLING
AND ADJUSTING
TABLE SUPPORTS
B
D
A
1. Place front table board (A) Fig. 16, on a stable
surface with counterbored holes facing down, as shown.
C
2. Fasten left and right table supports (B) Fig. 16, to
bottom of front table board (A) as shown, by inserting
four 1/4-20 x 1″ long truss head screws (C) up through
counterbored holes (D) in table board (A) and table
supports (B). Secure in place using four flanged hex nuts
(E). Do not completely tighten nuts at this time.
E
D
Fig. 16
3. Place front table board (A) Fig. 17, onto saw base
(G), so that table supports (B) straddle the outside of
saw base (G) and three holes (H) in each table support
(B) line up with three slots (J) in each side of saw base
(G) as shown.
A
H
B
G
J
Fig. 17
4. Secure table supports, one of which is shown at
(B) Fig. 18, to each side of saw base using six 5/16-18 x
5/8″ long carriage head screws (K) and six flanged hex
nuts (L). Do not completely tighten nuts at this time.
IMPORTANT: Insert screws through saw base table
supports from the inside and place flanged nuts on
screw on engaged side of base as shown.
B
L
K
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Fig. 18
5. Using a combination square (M) Figs. 19 and 20,
check the left and right front edge of table board (A) to
make certain both sides are the same distance from the
edge of each table support (B) Fig. 20.
M
A
Fig. 19
A
M
B
6. When both right and left edges of the table board
are the same distance from the table supports, tighten
four screws located in holes (N) Fig. 21, of front table
board (A).
7. Insert four 1/4″-20 x 1-1/4″ long pan head screws
(P) Figs. 21 and 22, into holes (R) Fig. 21, of table board
as shown, and tighten each of the screws until each
corner of the table board raises approximately 1/8″.
Fig. 20
P
P
N
R
8. Loosen bevel clamp lever (S) Fig. 23, pull out bevel
index knob (T), and rotate motor (V) to the vertical
position as shown, until bevel index engages. Then
tighten bevel clamp lever (S). NOTE: If the motor shaft
contacts the table board before the motor is fully
rotated, raise the track arm (X) Fig. 24, by turning
elevating handle (C).
N
R
P
N
P
R
N
R
9. Loosen cutting-head clamp knob (W) Fig. 23, and
move cutting-head to the front of track arm (X). Then
tighten cutting-head clamp knob (W).
A
Fig. 21
W
X
P
V
A
T
P
Fig. 22
S
12
Fig. 23
10. Loosen track arm clamp handle (Y) Fig. 24. NOTE:
Track clamp handle (Y) has left handed threads. Press
down on indexing release handle (Z) and pivot track arm
(X) to the left until motor shaft (B) Fig. 25, is near front left
adjustment screw (P) of table board (A) as shown. Then
tighten track arm clamp handle (Y) Fig. 24.
C
Z
X
11. Place an arbor wrench (D) Fig. 25, between table
board (A) and motor shaft (B). Lower track arm (X)
Fig. 24, by turning elevating handle (C) counterclockwise
until motor shaft (B) Fig. 25, barely touches arbor
wrench.
Y
W
Fig. 24
12. Check the height of the table board above the other
three table board adjustment screws (E) Fig. 26, by repositioning track arm (X), and cutting-head assembly (V)
until the highest point of the table is determined. NOTE:
MAKE CERTAIN CUTTING-HEAD CLAMP KNOB (W)
FIG. 27 AND TRACK ARM CLAMP HANDLE (Y) ARE
TIGHTENED WHEN MOTOR SHAFT IS LOCATED
ABOVE EACH OF THE ADJUSTMENT SCREWS. DO
NOT CHANGE HEIGHT OF TRACK ARM (X) FIG. 26,
UNTIL HIGHEST SCREW IS DETERMINED, AND ALL
FOUR CORNERS OF THE TABLE BOARD HAVE BEEN
ADJUSTED.
B
D
P
13. Position the motor shaft back over the three lower
corners of the table board and adjust the table
adjustment screws (E) Fig. 26, until the arbor wrench fits
accordingly between the arbor shaft and table board in
each location.
A
Fig. 25
X
14. Once the table board (A) Fig. 28, is properly adjusted, tighten three nuts (G) on each side of saw base
(H). Then return track arm (X) and motor (V) to the
90 degree position as shown, and tighten bevel clamp
lever (S) and track arm clamp handle (Y) Fig. 27.
V
E
Fig. 26
X
Y
S
H
V
W
G
Fig. 27
G
Fig. 28
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A
ASSEMBLING
TABLE BOARD CLAMPS
AND TABLE BOARDS
A
B
1. Locate table board clamps (A) Fig. 29, and insert
one clamp into each of the slotted holes (B) located at
the rear of each table support bracket (C) as shown in
Fig. 30.
C
Fig. 29
2. Adjust clamps (A) Fig. 30, so that the clamps are
open entirely as shown, by turning knobs (D).
A
D
D
A
Fig. 30
3. Place 1-1/4″ wide board (E) Fig. 31, against front
table board (G), 1-3/4″ wide board (H) in the upright
position against 1-1/4″ board, and 5-3/4″ wide board (J)
against 1-3/4″ wide board as shown. Then tighten knobs
(D), until the table boards are securely clamped in
position.
G
H
D
ADJUSTING
AND CHECKING
SAW BLADE TRAVEL
SQUARE TO FENCE
E
D
J
Fig. 31
B
1. DISCONNECT TOOL FROM POWER SOURCE.
A
2. Position rear and middle table boards with 1-3/4″
wide fence board (H) Fig. 32, in the rear position as
shown.
C
3. Raise track arm (A) Fig. 32, by turning elevating
handle (B) until the blade (C) can be assembled on the
motor shaft. Then tighten arbor nut (D) using the
wrenches supplied.
H
D
4. Place a framing square (E) Fig. 32, against fence (H)
and blade (C) as shown, and lower track arm (A) until the
blade just clears the table surface.
E
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Fig. 32
5. Loosen cutting-head clamp knob (S) Fig. 33, and
slide cutting-head (T) the entire length of track arm (A) as
shown to determine if blade (C) travels parallel to the
square (E).
A
S
C
T
E
Fig. 33
6. If an adjustment is necessary, loosen index ring
locking screw (J) Fig. 34, and track arm clamp handle
(K).
7. Rotate track arm (A) Fig. 33, until blade (C) travels
parallel to square (E). Then tighten track arm clamp
handle (K) Fig. 34.
J
K
Fig. 34
L
8. With track arm clamp handle (K) Fig. 35, tightened,
rotate index ring (L) counterclockwise until it stops. Then
tighten index ring locking screw (J) Fig. 36.
K
9. There are two miter index pointers, one of which is
shown at (M) Fig. 36. Adjust as follows: loosen screw (N)
and move pointer (M) until it lines up with the “zero”
mark on the miter scale (P). Then tighten screw (N).
Adjust the miter index pointer located on the other side
of column (R) in the same manner.
Fig. 35
J
N
M
P
R
Fig. 36
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REMOVING “HEELING”
IN SAW BLADE CUT
Even though the cutting-head travel may be perfectly
aligned at 90 degrees to the fence, the blade itself may
not be 90 degrees or square with the fence, as shown in
Fig. 37. This condition is known as “heeling.”
To check and adjust, proceed as follows:
1. DISCONNECT TOOL FROM POWER SOURCE.
2. Install saw blade without guard.
Fig. 37
3. Replace the fence with a flat piece of 3/4″ wood (A)
Fig. 38, at least 5″ high. Tighten table board clamps.
4. Place three identical pieces of wood (B) Fig. 38, on
the table and lay a framing square on them so that the
short arm is flush against the fence and the long arm is
against the blade as shown. Be sure square is between
the teeth of the blade.
A
5. If the blade is not parallel to the square, an
adjustment is necessary. Release the yoke clamp handle
(C) Fig. 39, and slightly loosen two hex head screws (D).
Swivel the yoke until the blade is parallel with the square
and tighten yoke clamp handle (C). Then tighten two hex
screws (D) Fig. 39.
B
B
Fig. 38
CHECKING AND ADJUSTING
SAW BLADE SQUARE
TO TABLE
C
D
1. DISCONNECT TOOL FROM POWER SOURCE.
Fig. 39
2. Assemble the inner blade flange, saw blade, outer
blade flange, and arbor nut on saw arbor.
F
3. Place the cutting-head in a cross-cut position as
shown in Fig. 41. Lower track arm until the saw blade is
just clear of the table and slide the cutting-head forward
until it is positioned over the front table board; clamp the
cutting-head in position as shown in Fig. 41.
C
E
4. Make certain the bevel index knob (A) Fig. 40, is
engaged and the motor is in a horizontal position.
Tighten bevel clamp handle (C).
F
B
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Fig. 40
A
5. Place a square (D) Fig. 41, on the table and against
the saw blade, as shown, and check to see if the blade
is square with the table. NOTE: The square should rest
between two teeth of the saw blade.
6. If an adjustment is necessary, make certain bevel
clamp lever (C) Fig. 40, is tight. Remove screw, flat
washer, and pointer (E) Fig. 40. Remove two screws (F)
Fig. 40, and bevel scale plate (H) Fig. 42, with index
knob (A).
7. Loosen four hex head screws (G) Fig. 42. Tilt the
motor until the saw blade is flush with the square.
Tighten four hex head screws (G).
D
Fig. 41
8. Replace bevel scale plate (H) Fig. 42, with bevel
index release knob (A), two screws, and pointer that
were removed in STEP 6. NOTE: Adjust pointer to
“zero” on the bevel index scale.
A
H
G
Fig. 42
ADJUSTING IN/OUT RIP SCALE
1. DISCONNECT TOOL FROM POWER SOURCE.
2. Loosen yoke clamp handle (A) Fig. 43. Release yoke
index by pressing yoke indexing release lever (B) up or
down, and rotating cutting-head (C) to the in-rip
position as shown. Tighten yoke clamp lever (A).
H
B
K
A
F
C
3. Position fence (D) Fig. 43, at the rear of table as
shown.
4. Loosen cutting-head clamp knob (G) Fig. 48 and
slide cutting-head (C) Fig. 43, to rear of track arm until
saw blade (F) is flush against fence (D).
D
5. Tighten cutting-head clamp knob (G) Fig. 48 and
adjust pointer (H) Fig. 43, if necessary, to “zero” mark on
lower scale (J) by loosening screw (K). After adjustment
is made, tighten screw (K).
Fig. 43
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J
ASSEMBLING BLADE AND
BLADE GUARD TO MACHINE
1. DISCONNECT TOOL FROM POWER SOURCE. USE
ONLY 10″″ BLADES WITH 5/8″″ ARBOR HOLES AND
RATED FOR 5000 RPM OR HIGHER.
A
2. Assemble the inside (thick) arbor flange (A) Fig. 44,
onto the arbor shaft with the recessed side of flange (A)
facing out.
3. With the blade guard (B) Fig. 45, in the left hand,
insert saw blade (C) into the blade guard (B) and onto
the arbor shaft.
Fig. 44
4. Assemble the outside (thin) blade flange (D) Fig. 45,
with the recessed side of flange (D) facing in and arbor
nut (E) onto the arbor shaft. NOTE: ARBOR NUT (E)
FIG. 45, HAS A LEFT HAND THREAD.
B
5. Lift cam (F) Fig. 46, and assemble blade guard (B)
onto cutting-head assembly. NOTE: MAKE CERTAIN
TONGUE ON GUARD SEATS INTO GROOVE OF
CUTTING-HEAD.
6. Rotate blade guard (B) Fig. 47, to the rear and
tighten arbor nut (E) using two wrenches (G) supplied.
D
E
7. Rotate blade guard (B) Fig. 46, to the horizontal
position and tighten clamp knob (H). IMPORTANT:
CLAMP KNOB (H) FIG. 46, MUST BE TIGHT AND
BLADE GUARD SECURE DURING OPERATION.
C
Fig. 45
H
NOTE: The lower retractable blade guard provides
operator protection in an axial direction to the saw
blade. Care must be taken to eliminate potential hazards
of the lower blade guard.
B
F
A) KEEP YOUR HANDS AWAY FROM THE
GUARD. As the blade cuts, the guard will lift
and leave part of the blade exposed.
B) SHUT OFF POWER BEFORE FREEING A
JAMMED LOWER GUARD. The guard can get
jammed in previous kerfs in table or fence.
Always anticipate the path of the guard.
Fig. 46
B
C) USE CAUTION when making bevel cuts to be
sure the lower guard is never pinched towards
the blade.
D) THE LOWER GUARD CAN JAM AGAINST
THE FENCE DURING NARROW IN-RIPS.
Should the guard jam against the fence, disconnect the saw from power, wait for the blade
to stop, then lift the blade guard and rest it on
top of the fence.
G
E
Fig. 47
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FASTENING SAW TO THE FLOOR
If during operation there is any tendency for the saw to tip over, slide, or walk on the supporting surface, the
saw should be secured to the floor surface through holes provided on the bottom of each leg.
CUTTING INTO
TABLE BOARDS
G
1. Assemble table boards (A) Fig. 48, and fence (B) as
shown and secure in place with table clamps, one of
which is shown at (C).
B
C
2. Return cutting-head (D) Fig. 49, to rear of track arm
(E), and tighten cutting-head clamp knob (G) Fig. 48.
Make sure switch (H) Fig. 49, is in the “OFF” position
and connect saw to power source.
A
3. While holding cutting-head handle (L) Fig. 49 firmly,
turn switch (H) “ON” and lower track arm (E) by turning
elevating handle (K) as shown. Lower saw blade until it
cuts into the table surface approximately 1/16″ deep.
Then stop turning elevating handle (K).
Fig. 48
4. While still holding cutting-head handle (L) Fig. 50
firmly, loosen cutting-head clamp knob (G) Fig. 48, and
slowly pull cutting-head (D) Fig. 50, toward the front of
the track arm (E) as shown, until travel stops. Then turn
switch (H) “OFF”.
K
E
5. Once saw blade (M) Fig. 51, has come to a complete
stop, return cutting-head (D) to rear of track arm (E) as
shown. Fig. 51, illustrates saw kerf (N) cut into table boards.
D
H
IMPORTANT: THE TRACK ARM (E) FIG. 51, MUST BE
RAISED BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO ROTATE IT. ALSO,
THE PROCEDURE “CUTTING INTO TABLE BOARDS”
MUST BE PERFORMED FOR EACH ANGLE CUT
DESIRED.
L
Fig. 49
E
E
D
D
H
M
L
N
Fig. 50
Fig. 51
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OPERATING CONTROLS AND ADJUSTMENTS
ON/OFF SWITCH
The on/off switch (A) Fig. 56, is located at the front of the
cutting-head. To turn the saw “ON” move the switch (A)
Fig. 56, to the up position. To turn the saw “OFF” move
the switch (A) Fig. 56, to the down position.
IMPORTANT: WHEN THE TOOL IS NOT IN USE, THE
SWITCH SHOULD BE LOCKED IN THE “OFF”
POSITION TO PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED USE. This
can be done by inserting a padlock (D) Fig. 57, through
the holes in switch plate (B) and handle (C) as shown.
Padlock (D) Fig. 57, is available as an accessory.
A
Fig. 56
B
MOTOR
D
Your Delta Radial Arm Saw is equipped with a dual
voltage motor capable of 120 volt, single phase
operation or 240 volt, single phase operation. The motor
on your saw is shipped from the factory wired for 120
volt operation. The motor has a built in brake which
automatically stops the blade within seconds after
turning off the saw or when power is lost.
C
Fig. 57
B
A
ADJUSTING BALL
BEARINGS AGAINST TRACK
C
The cutting-head (C) Fig. 61, is suspended from four
pre-loaded, lubricated, shielded ball bearings, two of
which are on fixed shafts at (A) , and two on adjustable
shafts at (B). NOTE: CUTTING-HEAD (C) FIG. 61, IS
REMOVED FROM TRACK ARM FOR ILLUSTRATION
PURPOSES ONLY. DO NOT REMOVE CUTTING-HEAD
FROM TRACK ARM!
K
B
Fig. 61
After extended use, wear may develop in the track arm,
causing “play” between the ball bearings and the track.
The ball bearings must ride smoothly and evenly in the
channels of the track arm. Adjustment to the two
bearings on adjustable shafts can be made as follows:
D
G
E
1. DISCONNECT TOOL FROM POWER SOURCE.
2. Remove plastic plug (D) Fig. 62, from the top of
track arm (E).
Fig. 62
H
3. Slide cutting-head (C) Fig. 63, until one of the adjustable bearings (B) Fig. 60, are visible through hole (G)
Figs. 62 and 63.
G
4. Using a 1/2″ socket, extension, and ratchet (H) Fig.
63, through hole (G) in track arm, slightly loosen hex nut
on adjustable shaft (B) Fig. 61, approximately 1/8 turn.
Repeat procedure for other bearing.
C
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Fig. 63
5. Using a 3/16″ Allen wrench (J) Fig. 64, turn adjustment
screws (K) Figs. 61 and 64 to remove all “play.” NOTE: DO
NOT OVERTIGHTEN ADJUSTMENT SCREWS (K).
THIS CAN DAMAGE BEARINGS.
K
WARNING: DO NOT LOOSEN ADJUSTMENT
SCREWS (K) MORE THAN 1/2 TURN. THE CUTTINGHEAD MAY FALL FROM THE TRACK ARM.
K
J
6. Tighten two hex nuts which were loosened in STEP 4,
and check cutting-head travel for any “play” and to
ensure it moves freely and smoothly.
7. When adjustments are complete, replace plastic
plug which was removed in STEP 2.
Fig. 64
ADJUSTING TENSION ON
ELEVATING COLUMN
Elevating column tension is preset at the factory. It can
be adjusted to remove any “play” which may develop
after extended use. Adjustments can be made as
follows:
H
F
1. DISCONNECT TOOL FROM POWER SOURCE.
C
E
2. Loosen hex nuts (A) Fig. 65, and gib adjustment
screws (C).
D
A
C
B
3. Adjustment to column base (B) Fig. 65, is made by
loosening hex nuts (D) and turning screws (E) until column
base wraps around column securely and can be raised or
lowered without binding. Then tighten hex nuts (D) against
column base.
4. After all movement between column base (B) Fig.
65, and elevating column (F) is removed, tighten gib and
adjustment screws (C) against gib (H) until all side-toside play is removed. Then tighten hex nuts (A) against
column base. NOTE: After adjusting column tension,
refer to “ADJUSTING SAW BLADE TRAVEL SQUARE
WITH FENCE” to determine if saw blade travel was
affected.
Fig. 65
CHANGING POSITION
OF TRACK ARM
CLAMPING HANDLE
When the track arm clamping handle (A) Fig. 66, does
not lock in a convenient position, it may be repositioned
as follows:
A
1. DISCONNECT TOOL FROM POWER SOURCE.
2. Loosen and remove track arm clamping lever (A)
Fig. 66, and push hex bolt (B) Fig. 67, back through hole
until head of bolt is out of the recessed bushing (C) as
shown. NOTE: Track arm clamping lever has left hand
thread.
Fig. 66
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3. Rotate hex bolt (B) Fig. 67, in the desired direction
which the handle needs to be turned.
4. Push hex bolt (B) Fig. 67, back through hole. Make
certain head of hex bolt is seated properly in recessed
bushing (C), and reassemble track arm clamping lever.
NOTE: If track arm clamping lever (A) Fig. 66, tightens
before approximately four turns, it is possible the
clamping bushings, one of which is shown at (C) Fig. 67,
may have rotated. These bushings should be seated
completely inside track (D) as shown. If they are not,
slightly loosen clamping lever (A) Fig. 66, and rotate
clamping bushing (C) Fig. 67, until it seats properly into
track (D) as shown. It may be necessary to rotate bushing
on clamp lever side also. Fig. 68, illustrates track arm
clamping lever assembly unassembled for illustration
purposes only. The flats (E) Fig. 68, on clamping bushings
(C) should face the front of saw.
D
B
C
Fig. 67
NOTE: Clamp lever (A) Fig. 68, will begin to thread at one
of two positions. If after making the adjustment the
clamp lever (A) tightens 180 degrees from where desired,
slowly unscrew clamp lever (A) while holding in on hex
bolt (B). When the clamp lever (A) comes off hex bolt (B),
rotate clamp lever (A) 180 degrees. Then start to tighten
clamp lever (A).
E
B
A
C
CHANGING POSITION OF
BEVEL CLAMP HANDLE
When the bevel clamp handle does not lock in a convenient position, it can be repositioned as follows:
1.
Fig. 68
DISCONNECT TOOL FROM POWER SOURCE.
2. Loosen bevel clamp handle (A), release bevel index
release knob (B), and turn motor (C) to vertical position as
shown in Fig. 69. NOTE: IF BLADE GUARD CONTACTS
TABLE SURFACE, RAISE TRACK ARM.
D
B
C
3. Loosen bevel clamp handle (A) Fig. 69, several turns,
until hex head of screw (D) can be pushed out of hexshaped recess in yoke.
A
4. Turn screw (D) Fig. 69, in the desired direction which
the handle needs to be turned, one or two flats of the hex
head and push it back into hex-shaped recess in yoke.
5. Tighten bevel clamp handle (A) Fig. 69. NOTE: Screw is
left hand thread - turn clamp handle counterclockwise to
tighten.
Fig. 69
CHANGING POSITION OF
YOKE CLAMP HANDLE
A
When the yoke clamp handle (A) Fig. 70, does not lock in a
convenient position, it can be repositioned as follows:
1.
DISCONNECT TOOL FROM POWER SOURCE.
2
Remove retaining ring (B) Fig. 70.
B
3. Reposition yoke clamp handle (A) Fig. 70, on hex
clamp nut.
4.
Replace retaining ring (B) Fig. 70.
Fig. 70
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POSITIVE STOP YOKE INDEX
Yoke index lever (A) Fig. 71, activates a positive stop
which positions the cutting-head in the cross-cut or rip
position. To rotate the cutting-head, release yoke clamp
handle, press up or down on yoke index lever (A),
releasing the positive stop, and rotate the cutting-head to
the #1 in-rip or #2 out-rip or #3 cross-cut positions as
desired. Release the yoke index lever (A) Fig. 71, and the
cutting-head will automatically index at each of the three
positions above.
A
Fig. 71
POSITIVE STOP BEVEL INDEX
B
Bevel index knob (A) Fig. 72, provides a positive stop
when positioning the saw blade at zero, 45°, and 90° left,
and 90° right on the bevel scale (C). To change the angle
of the saw blade, loosen bevel clamp handle (B), pull out
bevel index knob (A) and tilt saw blade and motor. For
zero, 45°, and 90° left, and 90° right positions, release
bevel index knob (A) and saw blade will index at each of
these positions. Then tighten bevel clamp handle (B). For
saw blade angles between positive stops, set blade at
desired angle on bevel scale (C) and tighten bevel clamp
handle (B) Fig. 72.
A
C
Fig. 72
ADJUSTING SPLITTER AND
ANTI-KICKBACK FINGERS
During ripping operations, the splitter (A) Fig. 73, must
ride in the saw kerf and the anti-kickback fingers (B)
should be touching the workpiece to prevent kickback.
1. Set the saw up in the ripping position with the blade
guard lowered on the in-feed side to act as a holddown.
2. Start a piece of material through the saw as shown in
Fig. 73.
C
A
3. Shut off saw and disconnect from power source.
B
4. Adjust the arm (C) Fig. 73, so that it is vertical and the
splitter (A) is in the saw kerf.
5. If the splitter (A) Fig. 73, does not line up with the saw
kerf, loosen hex nuts (D), and position splitter (A) into saw
kerf as shown. Then tighten hex nuts (D) against arm (C).
The straight side of the splitter should be toward the blade
as shown in Fig. 73, and the anti-kickback fingers should
rest on the workpiece as shown. NOTE: The clamp knob
for arm (C) must be tight. Move arm (C) front to back
while tightening clamp knob with other hand to be
sure clamp is firmly seated and tight.
D
Fig. 73
6. Pull backward on the workpiece to determine if the
anti-kickback fingers bite into the material and prevent
further backward movement. If necessary, readjust height
of arm (C) Fig. 73.
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AUXILIARY TABLE BOARD FACING
To prevent repeated cutting into the table surface which will eventually cause the table to sag, an auxiliary table board
facing can be cut and fitted to the table. It can be made from 1/4″ plywood or particle board and should be cut to a
size that will exactly cover all of the table boards in front of the fence. The auxiliary table board facing should be placed
flat on the table and butted against the table fence. Fasten it to the table with a small brad or finish nail in each corner.
The life of the table boards will be greatly extended by the use of an auxiliary facing.The auxiliary facing can readily be
replaced as often as is necessary to protect the table boards and to insure accurate and safe work.
USING A TABLE EXTENSION
When a table extension more than 24 inches long is attached to the saw, a sturdy outrigger support should be provided
or the stand or bench must be secured to the floor.
OPERATIONS
CROSS-CUTTING
The first operation which should be learned on the radial
saw is cross-cutting (Fig. 74). Cross-cutting consists of
supporting the workpiece against the fence and pulling
the saw blade through the material at right angles to it.
When cross-cutting, the track arm should be indexed at
“0” and the track arm clamp handle tightened. The fence
should be clamped between the table boards. The saw
blade is to be to the left and behind the fence. The
workpiece is placed on the table and butted against the
fence. The saw blade should be clear of the fence and
table when the machine is turned on. Then the saw blade
is lowered until it lightly cuts into the table surface. The
operator should position himself a little to the left of the
machine for better visibility while cutting. Pull the saw
blade across the work, just far enough to cut it off, and
return the saw blade to its starting position. Turn tool off.
and wait for the blade to stop before touching the cut-off
piece. The operator should always be sure to return the
cutter-head carriage to the full rear position after each
cross-cut operation.
NOTE: When cross-cutting material more than 1″″
thick, the fence must be positioned immediately
behind the fixed front table board.
Fig. 74
CROSS-CUT STOP
A block of wood placed at (B) Fig. 74A clamped to the
track arm with a small “C” clamp will prevent
unnecessary travel (T) of the cutting-head on the track
arm. This is especially useful when performing repetitive
operations. Clamp the block of wood to the right side of
the track arm at a position which will stop the cuttinghead travel as soon as the saw blade cuts through the
workpiece.
T
B
Fig. 74A
MITER CUTTING
Miter cutting is similar to cross-cutting except the
workpiece is cut off at an angle (up to 45 degrees right or
left) rather than being cut off square. The settings and
operation are performed in the same manner as crosscutting except that the track arm is first positioned to the
desired angle on the miter scale before it is clamped in
place. The operator should position the hand holding the
workpiece on the opposite side to the direction of the
miter so the blade is pulled through the workpiece and
away from the hand. Fig. 75, shows a typical miter cutting
operation on the radial saw.
Fig. 75
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COMPOUND
MITER CUTTING
Compound miter cutting is performed in the same
manner as miter cutting except the saw blade is also tilted
to cut a bevel. The settings and operation are similar to
miter cutting except that the blade is first tilted to the
desired angle on the bevel scale before it is clamped in
place. Fig. 76, shows a compound miter cutting
operation on the radial saw.
Fig. 76
RIPPING
IMPORTANT: In certain applications it may be necessary
to use two push sticks, and/or featherboards. Also, if a
push stick or other feeding device is necessary to assist
in the feeding of material, make certain it is conveniently
located so it may be reached easily without having to
stretch or reach near the blade.
A
Ripping involves making a lengthwise cut through a board
along the grain. When ripping, the track arm is clamped at
“0” on the miter scale. The yoke is then positioned and
clamped so that the blade is parallel to the fence in either
the inboard or outboard position. When feeding the
material, one edge rides against the fence while the flat
side of the board rests on the table. The guard should be
lowered on the in-feed side until it almost touches the
workpiece, as shown in Figs. 77 and 78, to act as a
holddown. The splitter and anti-kickback fingers (A) Fig.
77, should be adjusted as described under the section
“ADJUSTING SPLITTER AND ANTI-KICKBACK
FINGERS” in this manual. The operators hands should
always be well away from and to the side of the blade.
When ripping narrow work, always use a push stick as
shown in Fig. 79, to push the work between the fence and
blade. The workpiece must have one straight edge to
follow the fence. If board is bowed, place hollow side
down. The cutting-head clamp knob should be securely
tightened for all ripping operations. Pay particular
attention to warning label (B) Fig. 78, which states that
material must never be fed into the outfeed end of the
blade guard.
Fig. 77
B
Fig. 78
OUT-RIPPING
IN-RIPPING
Out-ripping involves all of the general conditions stated
above. The yoke is clamped at right angle to the track arm
with the blade guard facing the front of the machine. The
cutting-head is positioned on the out-rip scale to the
desired setting and clamped in position. The workpiece is
fed from the left side of the saw. Fig. 77, shows a typical
out-ripping operation on the radial saw.
In-ripping involves all of the general conditions stated
under RIPPING. The yoke is clamped at right angle to the
track arm with the blade guard facing the rear of the
machine. The cutting-head is positioned on the in-rip
scale to the desired setting and clamped in position. The
workpiece is fed from the right side of the saw. Fig. 78,
shows a typical in-ripping operation on the radial saw.
WARNING: WHEN RIPPING WORK LESS THAN FOUR INCHES WIDE, A PUSH
STICK SHOULD BE USED TO COMPLETE THE FEED (SEE FIG. 79)
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CONSTRUCTING A PUSH STICK
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Fig. 79
1/2″ SQUARES
CUT OFF HERE TO
PUSH 1/2″ WOOD
CUT OFF HERE TO
PUSH 1/4″ WOOD
NOTCH TO HELP
PREVENT HAND
FROM SLIPPING
MAKE FROM 1/2″ OR 3/4″
WOOD OR THICKNESS
LESS THAN WIDTH OF
MAT’L. TO BE CUT
PUSH STICK
When ripping work less than 4 inches wide, a push stick should be used to complete the feed and could easily be
made from scrap material by following the pattern shown in Fig. 79.
ACCESSORIES
A complete line of accessories is available from your Delta Supplier, Porter-Cable • Delta Factory Service Centers,
and Delta Authorized Service Stations. Please visit our Web Site www.deltamachinery.com for a catalog or
for the name of your nearest supplier.
WARNING: Since accessories, other than those offered by Delta, have not been tested
with this product, use of such accessories could be hazardous. For safest operation, only
Delta recommended accessories should be used with this product.
PARTS, SERVICE OR WARRANTY ASSISTANCE
All Delta Machines and accessories are manufactured to high quality standards and are serviced by a network
of Porter-Cable • Delta Factory Service Centers and Delta Authorized Service Stations. To obtain additional
information regarding your Delta quality product or to obtain parts, service, warranty assistance, or the location
of the nearest service outlet, please call 1-800-223-7278 (In Canada call 1-800-463-3582).
Two Year Limited Warranty
Delta will repair or replace, at its expense and at its option, any Delta machine, machine part, or machine accessory which
in normal use has proven to be defective in workmanship or material, provided that the customer returns the product
prepaid to a Delta factory service center or authorized service station with proof of purchase of the product within two
years and provides Delta with reasonable opportunity to verify the alleged defect by inspection. Delta may require that
electric motors be returned prepaid to a motor manufacturer’s authorized station for inspection and repair or replacement.
Delta will not be responsible for any asserted defect which has resulted from normal wear, misuse, abuse or repair or
alteration made or specifically authorized by anyone other than an authorized Delta service facility or representative. Under
no circumstances will Delta be liable for incidental or consequential damages resulting from defective products. This
warranty is Delta’s sole warranty and sets forth the customer’s exclusive remedy, with respect to defective products; all
other warranties, express or implied, whether of merchantability, fitness for purpose, or otherwise, are expressly
disclaimed by Delta.
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PORTER-CABLE DELTA SERVICE CENTERS
(CENTROS DE SERVICIO DE PORTER-CABLE DELTA)
Parts and Repair Service for Porter-Cable Delta Power Tools are Available at These Locations
(Obtenga Refaccion de Partes o Servicio para su Herramienta en los Siguientes Centros de Porter-Cable
ARIZONA
Tempe 85282 (Phoenix)
2400 West Southern Avenue
Suite 105
Phone: (602) 437-1200
Fax: (602) 437-2200
CALIFORNIA
Ontario 91761 (Los Angeles)
3949A East Guasti Road
Phone: (909) 390-5555
Fax: (909) 390-5554
San Leandro 94577 (Oakland)
3039 Teagarden Street
Phone: (510) 357-9762
Fax: (510) 357-7939
FLORIDA
Davie 33314 (Miami)
4343 South State Rd. 7 (441)
Unit #107
Phone: (954) 321-6635
Fax: (954) 321-6638
Tampa 33609
4538 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Phone: (813) 877-9585
Fax: (813) 289-7948
GEORGIA
Forest Park 30297 (Atlanta)
5442 Frontage Road,
Suite 112
Phone: (404) 608-0006
Fax: (404) 608-1123
ILLINOIS
Addison 60101 (Chicago)
311 Laura Drive
Phone: (630) 628-6100
Fax: (630) 628-0023
Woodridge 60517 (Chicago)
2033 West 75th Street
Phone: (630) 910-9200
Fax: (630) 910-0360
MARYLAND
Elkridge 21075 (Baltimore)
7397-102 Washington Blvd.
Phone: (410) 799-9394
Fax: (410) 799-9398
MASSACHUSETTS
Braintree 02185 (Boston)
719 Granite Street
Phone: (781) 848-9810
Fax: (781) 848-6759
Franklin 02038 (Boston)
Franklin Industrial Park
101E Constitution Blvd.
Phone: (508) 520-8802
Fax: (508) 528-8089
MICHIGAN
Madison Heights 48071 (Detroit)
30475 Stephenson Highway
Phone: (248) 597-5000
Fax: (248) 597-5004
Delta)
MINNESOTA
Minneapolis 55429
5522 Lakeland Avenue North
Phone: (763) 561-9080
Fax: (763) 561-0653
Cleveland 44125
8001 Sweet Valley Drive
Unit #19
Phone: (216) 447-9030
Fax: (216) 447-3097
MISSOURI
North Kansas City 64116
1141 Swift Avenue
P.O. Box 12393
Phone: (816) 221-2070
Fax: (816) 221-2897
OREGON
Portland 97230
4916 NE 122 nd Ave.
Phone: (503) 252-0107
Fax: (503) 252-2123
St. Louis 63119
7574 Watson Road
Phone: (314) 968-8950
Fax: (314) 968-2790
PENNSYLVANIA
Willow Grove 19090
520 North York Road
Phone: (215) 658-1430
Fax: (215) 658-1433
NEW YORK
Flushing 11365-1595 (N.Y.C.)
175-25 Horace Harding Expwy.
Phone: (718) 225-2040
Fax: (718) 423-9619
NORTH CAROLINA
Charlotte 28270
9129 Monroe Road, Suite 115
Phone: (704) 841-1176
Fax: (704) 708-4625
OHIO
Columbus 43214
4560 Indianola Avenue
Phone: (614) 263-0929
Fax: (614) 263-1238
TEXAS
Carrollton 75006 (Dallas)
1300 Interstate 35 N, Suite 112
Phone: (972) 446-2996
Fax: (972) 446-8157
Houston 77055
West 10 Business Center
1008 Wirt Road, Suite 120
Phone: (713) 682-0334
Fax: (713) 682-4867
WASHINGTON
Renton 98055 (Seattle)
268 Southwest 43rd Street
Phone: (425) 251-6680
Fax: (425) 251-9337
Authorized Service Stations are located in many large cities. Telephone 800-438-2486 or 731-541-6042 for assistance locating one.
Parts and accessories for Porter-Cable ·Delta products should be obtained by contacting any Porter-Cable·Delta Distributor, Authorized
Service Center, or Porter-Cable·Delta Factory Service Center. If you do not have access to any of these, call 800-223-7278 and you will
be directed to the nearest Porter-Cable·Delta Factory Service Center. Las Estaciones de Servicio Autorizadas están ubicadas en muchas
grandes ciudades. Llame al 800-438-2486 ó al 731-541-6042 para obtener asistencia a fin de localizar una. Las piezas y los accesorios
para los productos Porter-Cable·Delta deben obtenerse poniéndose en contacto con cualquier distribuidor Porter-Cable·Delta, Centro
de Servicio Autorizado o Centro de Servicio de Fábrica Porter-Cable·Delta. Si no tiene acceso a ninguna de estas opciones, llame al
800-223-7278 y le dirigirán al Centro de Servicio de Fábrica Porter-Cable·Delta más cercano.
CANADIAN PORTER-CABLE
ALBERTA
Bay 6, 2520-23rd St. N.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 8L2
Phone: (403) 735-6166
Fax: (403) 735-6144
BRITISH COLUMBIA
8520 Baxter Place
Burnaby, B.C.
V5A 4T8
Phone: (604) 420-0102
Fax: (604) 420-3522
DELTA SERVICE CENTERS
MANITOBA
1699 Dublin Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3H 0H2
Phone: (204) 633-9259
Fax: (204) 632-1976
ONTARIO
505 Southgate Drive
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 6M7
Phone: (519) 836-2840
Fax: (519) 767-4131
QUÉBEC
1515 ave.
St-Jean Baptiste,
Québec, Québec
G2E 5E2
Phone: (418) 877-7112
Fax: (418) 877-7123
1447, Begin
St-Laurent, (Montréal),
Québec
H4R 1V8
Phone: (514) 336-8772
Fax: (514) 336-3505
The following are trademarks of PORTER-CABLE·DELTA (Las siguientes son marcas registradas de PORTER-CABLE S.A.): BAMMER®,
INNOVATION THAT WORKS®, JETSTREAM®, LASERLOC®, OMNIJIG®, POCKET CUTTER®, PORTA-BAND®, PORTA-PLANE®, PORTERCABLE®, QUICKSAND®, SANDTRAP®, SAW BOSS®, SPEED-BLOC®, SPEEDMATIC®, SPEEDTRONIC®, STAIR-EASE®, THE PROFESSIONAL
EDGE®, THE PROFESSIONAL SELECT®, TIGER CUB®, TIGER SAW®, TORQBUSTER®, WHISPER SERIES®, DURATRONIC™, FLEX™,
FRAME SAW™, MICRO-SET™, MORTEN™, NETWORK™, RIPTIDE™, TRU-MATCH™, WOODWORKER’S CHOICE™, THE AMERICAN
WOOD SHOP™ (design) , AUTO-SET™, B.O.S.S.™, BUILDER’S SAW™, CONTRACTOR’S SAW™, DELTA™, DELTACRAFT™,
HOMECRAFT™, JET-LOCK™, KICKSTAND™, THE LUMBER COMPANY™ (design). MICRO-SET™, Q3™, QUICKSET II™, QUICKSET
PLUS™, SAFEGUARD II™, SANDING CENTER™, SIDEKICK™, UNIFENCE™, UNIGUARD™, UNIRIP™, UNISAW™, VERSA-FEEDER™ ,
TPS™, Emc²™.
Trademarks noted with ™ and ® are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and may also be registered in other
countries. Las Marcas Registradas con el signo de ™ y ® son registradas por la Oficina de Registros y Patentes de los Estados Unidos y
también pueden estar registradas en otros países.
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