Delta MS350 Instruction manual

(Model MS350)
PART NO. 906068 - 05-30-02
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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
10" Compound
Power Miter 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 POWER
SUPPLY while motor is being mounted,
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.
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ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES FOR
MITER SAWS
WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.
17. MAKE SURE blade is not contacting workpiece
before switch is turned on.
18. NEVER lock the switch in the “ON” position.
19. AFTER COMPLETING CUT, release power switch
and wait for coasting blade to stop before returning
saw to raised position.
20. TURN OFF tool and wait for saw blade to stop
before moving workpiece or changing settings.
21. DO NOT remove jammed or cut-off pieces until blade
has stopped.
22. NEVER cut ferrous metals or masonry.
23. NEVER recut small pieces.
24. PROPERLY SUPPORT LONG OR WIDE workpieces.
25. NEVER use the miter saw in an area with flammable
liquids or gases.
26. NEVER use solvents to clean plastic parts. Solvents
could possibly dissolve or otherwise damage the
material. Only a soft damp cloth should be used to
clean plastic parts.
1. DO NOT OPERATE THIS MACHINE UNTIL it is
assembled and installed according to the
instructions.
2. OBTAIN ADVICE from your supervisor, instructor,
or another qualified person if you are not familiar
with the operation of this machine.
3. FOLLOW ALL WIRING CODES and recommended
electrical connections.
4. USE ONLY CROSS-CUTTING SAW BLADES. When
using carbide-tipped blades, make sure they have a
negative hook angle. Do not use blades with deep gullets
as they can deflect and contact guard.
5. DO NOT perform any operation freehand. Secure or
clamp workpiece firmly against fence.
6. KEEP HANDS OUT OF PATH of saw blade. If the
workpiece you are cutting would cause your hand to
be within the hazard zone of the saw blade, the
workpiece should be clamped in place before
making cut.
7. BE SURE blade is sharp, runs free, and is free of
vibration.
8. ALLOW the motor to come up to full speed before
starting cut.
9. KEEP motor air slots clean and free of chips.
10. ALWAYS MAKE SURE all clamp handles are tight
before cutting, even if the table is positioned in one
of the positive stops.
11. BE SURE blade and flanges are clean and that arbor
screw is tightened securely.
12. USE only blade flanges specified for your saw.
13. USE PROPER BLADE SIZE and type.
14. NEVER apply lubricants to the blade when it is
running.
15. ALWAYS check the blade for cracks or damage
before operation. Replace cracked or damaged
blade immediately.
16. NEVER reach around or behind saw blade.
27. TURN THE MACHINE “OFF” AND DISCONNECT
THE MACHINE from the power source before
installing or removing accessories, before adjusting
or changing set-ups, or when making repairs.
28. TURN THE MACHINE “OFF”, disconnect the
machine from the power source, and clean the
table/work area before leaving the machine. LOCK
THE SWITCH IN THE “OFF” POSITION to prevent
unauthorized use.
29. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding the safe
and proper operation of this tool is available from the
Power Tool Institute, 1300 Summer Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44115-2851. Information is also
available from the National Safety Council, 1121
Spring Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143-3201. Please
refer to the American National Standards Institute
ANSI 01.1 Safety Requirements for Woodworking
Machines and the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA
1910.213 Regulations.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Refer to them often
and use them to instruct others.
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POWER CONNECTIONS
A separate electrical circuit should be used for your machines. 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 machine’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 machine. All line connections should make good contact. Running on low
voltage will damage the motor.
WARNING: DO NOT EXPOSE THE MACHINE TO RAIN OR OPERATE THE MACHINE IN DAMP LOCATIONS.
MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS
Your machine is wired for 120 volt, 60 HZ alternating current. Before connecting the machine to the power source,
make sure the switch is in the “OFF” position.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: THIS MACHINE MUST BE GROUNDED WHILE IN USE TO PROTECT THE OPERATOR FROM
ELECTRIC SHOCK.
1. All grounded, cord-connected machines:
2. Grounded, cord-connected machines intended for
use on a supply circuit having a nominal rating less
In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding
than 150 volts:
provides a path of least resistance for electric current to
reduce the risk of electric shock. This machine is
If the machine is intended for use on a circuit that has an
equipped with an electric cord having an equipmentoutlet that looks like the one illustrated in Fig. A, the
grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must
machine will have a grounding plug that looks like the plug
be plugged into a matching outlet that is properly installed
illustrated in Fig. A. A temporary adapter, which looks like
and grounded in accordance with all local codes and
the adapter illustrated in Fig. B, may be used to connect
ordinances.
this plug to a matching 2-conductor receptacle as shown
in Fig. B if a properly grounded outlet is not available. The
Do not modify the plug provided - if it will not fit the outlet,
temporary adapter should be used only until a properly
have the proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
grounded outlet can be installed by a qualified electrician.
Improper connection of the equipment-grounding
The green-colored rigid ear, lug, and the like, extending
conductor can result in risk of electric shock. The
from the adapter must be connected to a permanent
conductor with insulation having an outer surface that is
ground such as a properly grounded outlet box. Whenever
green with or without yellow stripes is the equipmentthe adapter 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
t h e g ro u n d i n g i n s t r u c t i o n s a re n o t c o m p l e t e l y
understood, or if in doubt as to whether the machine is
WARNING: IN ALL CASES, MAKE CERTAIN THE
properly grounded.
R E C E P TA C L E I N Q U E S T I O N I S P R O P E R LY
GROUNDED. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, HAVE A
Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong
QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN CHECK THE RECEPTACLE.
grounding type plugs and matching 3-conductor
receptacles that accept the machine’s plug, as shown in
Fig. A.
Repair or replace damaged or worn cord immediately.
GROUNDED OUTLET BOX
GROUNDED OUTLET BOX
GROUNDING
MEANS
CURRENT
CARRYING
PRONGS
ADAPTER
GROUNDING BLADE
IS LONGEST OF THE 3 BLADES
Fig. A
4
Fig. B
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 machine’s plug. When using an
extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current of the machine. An undersized cord will cause
a drop in line voltage, resulting in loss of power and overheating. Fig. C 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
RECOMMENDED SIZES FOR USE WITH STATIONARY ELECTRIC MACHINES
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
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
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
12-16
12-16
12-16
120
120
120
up to 25
25-50
14 AWG
12 AWG
GREATER THAN 50 FEET NOT RECOMMENDED
Fig. C
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
FOREWORD
Delta Model MS350 is a 10" Compound Power Miter Saw designed to cut wood, plastic, and aluminum. Compound
angle and bevel cutting are easy and accurate. It can crosscut up to 5-3/4" x 2-3/8"at the 90 degree position, miter at
45 degrees, both left and right 4-1/8" x 2-3/8", bevel at 45 degrees left 5-1/2" x 1-9/16", and compound 45 x 45 degrees
4-1/8" x 1-9/16". It has positive miter stops at 0, 22.5, 31.62, and 45 degrees both left and right, and bevel stops at 0
and 45 degrees adjustable.
UNPACKING AND CLEANING
Carefully unpack the machine 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.
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CARTON CONTENTS
Remove the miter saw and all loose items from the
carton. IMPORTANT: CARRYING THE MACHINE BY
THE SWITCH HANDLE WILL CAUSE MISALIGNMENT.
ALWAYS LIFT THE MACHINE BY THE BASE OR BY
THE CARRYING HANDLE (See Fig. 29C). Fig. 2
illustrates the machine and all loose items after they
have been removed from the carton.
1
2
1 - Miter Saw
4
2 - Dust Bag
3
3 - Wrenches for changing the blade
4 - Clamp
Fig. 2
WARNING: FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, DO NOT CONNECT THE MITER SAW TO THE POWER SOURCE
UNTIL THE MACHINE IS COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED AND YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE
OWNER’S MANUAL.
A
ROTATING TABLE TO 90
DEGREE POSITION
B
Fig. 3
1. Loosen table lock handle (A) Fig. 3 one or two turns
and depress index lever (B).
2. Rotate table to the left until index stop engages with
the 90 degree positive stop (Fig. 4). Tighten table lock
handle (A).
A
Fig. 4
6
C
A
B
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
MOVING CUTTINGHEAD TO THE UP POSITION
1. Push down on switch handle (A) Fig. 5 and pull out cuttinghead lock knob (B).
2. Move the cuttinghead (C) to the up position (Fig. 6).
C
ATTACHING DUST BAG
B
1. Attach dust bag (A) Fig. 7 to the dust spout (B)
making sure the wire ring (C) is engaged between the
ridges in the spout.
A
Fig. 7
FASTENING MACHINE TO
SUPPORTING SURFACE
Before operating your compound miter saw, make sure
it is firmly mounted to a sturdy workbench or other
supporting surface. Four holes are provided, two of which
are shown at (A) Fig. 8.
When frequently moving the saw from place to place, we
suggest that the saw be mounted to a 3/4″ piece of
plywood. Use “C” clamps to secure the plywood to a
supporting surface.
A
A
Fig. 8
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OPERATING CONTROLS AND ADJUSTMENTS
TABLE HAZARD AREA
A
WARNING: The area inside the two red
lines (A) Fig. 9 on the table is designated as
a hazard zone. Never place your hands
inside this area while the tool is being
operated.
B
B
Fig. 9
1. A work clamp (A) Fig. 10 is supplied with this
machine. Use this clamp, especially with short workpieces. Never allow your hands to be in the “Hazard
Zone”.
2. Two holes (B) Fig. 9 are provided in the base of the
miter saw, enabling you to use the clamp (A) Fig. 10 on
either the right or left hand side of the machine.
A
WARNING: Keep hands out of path of saw
blade. If necessary, clamp the workpiece in place
before making cut.
Fig. 10
B
A
Fig. 11
Fig. 12
STARTING AND STOPPING MACHINE
To start the machine, depress switch trigger (A) Fig. 11. To stop the machine, release the switch trigger. This miter saw
is equipped with an automatic electric blade brake. As soon as the switch trigger (A) Fig. 11 is released, the electric
brake is activated and stops the blade in seconds.
WARNING: A turning saw blade can be hazardous. After completing cut, release the switch trigger (A) Fig. 11 to
activate blade brake. Keep cuttinghead down until blade has come to a complete stop.
WARNING: The torque developed during braking may loosen the arbor screw. The arbor screw should be
checked periodically and tightened if necessary.
LOCKING SWITCH IN THE “OFF” POSITION
IMPORTANT: When the machine is not in use, the switch should be locked in the “OFF” position to prevent
unauthorized use, using a padlock (B) Fig. 12 with a 3/16" diameter shackle.
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ROTATING TABLE FOR MITER CUTTING
Your miter saw will cut any angle from a straight 90 degree cut
to 47 degrees right and left. Loosen lock handle (A) Fig. 13 one
or two turns, depress index lever (B), and move the table to the
desired angle. TIGHTEN LOCK HANDLE (A).
B
The miter saw is equipped with positive stops at the 0, 22.5,
31.62, and 45 degree right and left positions. Loosen lock
handle (A) Fig. 13, and move the table until the bottom of the
index lever (B) engages into one of the positive stops, three of
which are shown at (C). TIGHTEN LOCK HANDLE (A). To
disengage the positive stop, loosen lock handle and depress
index lever (B).
C
A
Fig. 13
In addition, a triangle indicator and positive stop are provided on
the miter scale at the 31.62 degrees right and left miter positions
for cutting crown moulding. (Refer to the “CUTTING CROWN MOULDING” section of this manual).
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS TIGHTEN LOCK HANDLE (A) FIG. 13 BEFORE CUTTING.
POINTER AND SCALE
G
F
An indicator (E) Fig. 14 shows the actual angle of cut.
Each line on the scale (F) represents 1/2 degree. When
the indicator is moved from one line to the next on the
scale, the angle of cut is changed by 1/2 degree.
E
ADJUSTING POINTER
If it becomes necessary to adjust the indicator (E) Fig.
14, loosen screws (G), adjust the indicator (E), and
tighten screws.
Fig. 14
B
TOOL STORAGE
A
Convenient storage spaces for both the supplied blade
removal wrench and the supplied hex wrench are
located on the machine.
Fig. 15
The hex wrench storage (A) Fig. 15 is located immediately behind the sliding fence (B).
D
The blade removal wrench storage (C) Fig. 16 is located
behind the opposite fence (D).
C
Fig. 16
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LOCKING CUTTINGHEAD
IN THE DOWN POSITION
A
B
When transporting the saw, the cuttinghead should always be
locked in the down position. Lower the cuttinghead (A) Fig. 17,
and push in cuttinghead lock knob (B) until it engages with hole
in cuttinghead. IMPORTANT: CARRYING THE MACHINE BY
THE SWITCH HANDLE WILL CAUSE MISALIGNMENT.
ALWAYS LIFT THE MACHINE BY THE BASE OR BY THE
CARRYING HANDLE (See Fig. 29C).
TILTING CUTTINGHEAD FOR
BEVEL CUTTING
Fig. 17
The cuttinghead of your compound miter saw can be tilted to
cut any bevel angle from a 90 degree straight cut off to a 45
degree left bevel angle. Push lock handle (A) Fig. 18 in and
turn counter-clockwise. Tilt cuttinghead to the desired angle,
and tighten lock handle (A) Fig. 18.
Positive stops are provided to rapidly position the saw
blade at 90 and 45 degrees to the table. Refer to the section
of this manual titled “ADJUSTING 90 AND 45 DEGREE
BEVEL STOPS.” The bevel angle of the cuttinghead is
determined by the position of the pointer (C) Fig. 19 on the
scale (D).
In addition, a triangle indicator is provided on the bevel scale
at the 33.85 degree bevel angle for cutting crown moulding.
Refer to the “CUTTING CROWN MOULDING” section of this
manual.
A
C
D
Fig. 18
Fig. 19
ADJUSTING FENCE
90 DEGREES TO BLADE
If the fence (A) Fig. 20 is removed from the saw, adjust it after replacement so that it is 90 degrees to the blade as
follows:
1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER SOURCE.
2. Place one end of the square (B) Fig. 20 against the fence (A) and the other end against the blade.
3. To adjust, loosen the four screws (C) Fig. 21, and adjust fence 90 degrees to the blade. NOTE: Two of the screws
are located under the sliding fence. Remove lock knob (D) Fig. 21 and sliding fence (E) to gain access to the screws.
4. Tighten the four screws (C) Fig. 21.
5. Replace sliding fence and lock knob removed in STEP 3.
A
C
B
E
C
Fig. 21
Fig. 20
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D
ADJUSTING SLIDING FENCE
The sliding fence (A) Fig. 21B provides support of extra large workpieces and should be set as close as possible to the
saw blade. When miter cutting (blade set 90 degrees to the table and at an angle to the right or left), set the fence all
the way toward the blade (Fig. 21B). When bevel cutting (blade tilted at an angle to the table), move the fence away
from the blade to allow for proper clearance for the saw blade and guard (Fig. 21C). To accomplish this, loosen the
lockknob (B), slide the fence to the desired location, and tighten the lockknob.
A
A
B
B
Fig. 21B
Fig. 21C
ADJUSTING DOWNWARD TRAVEL OF SAW BLADE
1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER SOURCE.
2. The downward travel of the saw blade should be limited to prevent the saw blade from contacting any metal
surfaces of the machine. This adjustment is made by loosening lockknob (A) Fig. 22, and turning adjusting screw (B) in
or out.
3. Lower the blade as far as possible. Rotate the blade by hand to make certain the teeth do not contact any metal
surfaces and adjust if necessary.
4. After the downward travel of the saw blade has been adjusted, tighten lockknob (A) Fig. 22.
ADJUSTING 90 AND 45 DEGREE BEVEL STOPS
1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER SOURCE.
2. Lock machine in “down” position.
3. Place one end of a square (A) Fig. 23 on the table and the other end against the blade. Check to see if the blade
is 90 degrees to the table (Fig. 23).
A
B
A
Fig. 22
Fig. 23
11
4. If an adjustment is necessary, push in lock handle
(D) Fig 24, and turn counter-clockwise. Loosen lockknob
(B) Fig. 24, and use a 3mm hex wrench to turn screw (C)
until blade is 90 degrees to the table. Tighten lockknob
(B).
C
B
D
Fig. 24
5. Raise cuttinghead. Push in and turn lock handle counter-clockwise to loosen.
6. Move the cuttinghead all the way to the left bevel position and tighten lock handle.
7. Use a combination square (A) Fig. 25 to see if the blade is at 45 degrees to the table.
8. If an adjustment is necessary, push in lock handle (D) Fig 26, and turn counter-clockwise. Loosen lockknob (E) Fig.
26, and use a 3mm hex wrench to turn screw (F) until blade is 45 degrees to the table. Tighten lockknob (E). Tighten lock
handle.
These positive stops enable you to rapidly position the blade at the 90 and 45 degree bevel angle to the table.
D
E
F
A
Fig. 26
Fig. 25
ADJUSTING TENSION
OF CUTTINGHEAD
RETURN SPRING
The tension of the cuttinghead return spring has been
adjusted at the factory so that the cuttinghead returns to
the up position after a cut has been made. If it becomes
necessary to adjust the spring tension, proceed as
follows:
1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER SOURCE.
B
2. Loosen lockknob (A) Fig. 27 and turn screw (B)
clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to decrease
the spring tension. After the spring tension has been
adjusted, tighten lockknob (A).
A
Fig. 27
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TYPICAL OPERATIONS AND HELPFUL HINTS
1. Before cutting, make certain the cuttinghead and
table are at their correct settings and firmly locked in
place.
2. Place the workpiece on the table and hold or clamp
it firmly against the fence. Fig. 28 illustrates the supplied
work clamp (A). The clamp (A) can be used on either the
left or right side of the machine (See Fig. 9).
3.
WARNING: If the position or size of the workpiece causes your hand to be within the hazard zone of
of the saw blade, clamp the workpiece in place before
making cut.
4. For best results, cut at a slow, even cutting rate.
5. Never attempt freehand cutting (wood that is not
held or clamped firmly against the fence and table).
A
Fig. 28
AUXILIARY WOOD FENCE
A
A
WARNING: When performing multiple or repetitive cut-off
operations that result in small cut-off pieces, one inch or less, it is
possible for the saw blade to catch the cut-off pieces and project
them out of the machine or into the blade guard and housing,
possibly causing damage or injury. To limit the possibility of personal
injury or blade guard damage, an auxiliary wood fence can be
mounted to your saw (Fig. 29).
Holes are provided in the fence to attach an auxiliary fence. This
Fig. 29
auxiliary fence is constructed of straight wood approximately 1/2"
thick by 3" high by 20" long. NOTE: The auxiliary fence (A) is used ONLY with the saw blade in the 0 degree bevel
position (90 degrees to the table). When bevel cutting (blade tilted), the auxiliary fence will have to be removed.
REAR SUPPORT/CARRYING
HANDLE
A rear support bar (A) Fig. 29B is provided to prevent the
machine from tipping to the rear when the cuttinghead is
returned to the up position. For maximum support the bar (A)
should be pulled out as far as possible.
The support bar (A) Fig. 29C can also be used to carry the
machine.
A
Fig. 29B
A
NOTE: Leave the rear support extended during all cutting
operations. Push the rear support in only when storing the
machine.
Fig. 29C
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SIDE SUPPORTS
This machine has two side supports to (1) help stabilize the machine, and (2) to help support long or wide workpieces.
The supports are located on either side of the table. The machine comes with the supports pushed in (Fig. 29D). To
utilize the supports, pull them out to their full length (Fig. 29E).
Fig. 29D
Fig. 29E
GENERAL CUTTING OPERATIONS
1. Your machine has the capacity to cut standard 2 x 4’s lying flat or on edge, at the 45 degree right and left miter angles
(Figs. 30A and 30B).
2. A standard 2 x 6 can be cut in the 90 degree straight cut-off position in one pass (Fig. 30C).
3. A standard 4 x 4 can be cut with one pass (Fig. 30D).
4. This machine has the capacity to accurately cut crown moldings and other bevel-type cuts (Fig. 30E).
5. Cutting various sizes of plastic pipe is an easy job with this machine (Fig. 30F).
Fig. 30A
Fig.30B
Fig. 30C
Fig. 30D
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Fig. 30F
Fig. 30E
BLADE
CUTTING ALUMINUM
FENCE
Aluminum extrusions such as used for making aluminum
screens and storm windows can easily be cut with
your compound miter saw. When cutting aluminum
extrusions, or other sections that can be cut with a saw
blade and are within the capacity of the machine,
position the material so the blade is cutting through the
smallest cross-section (Fig. 31). The wrong way to cut
aluminum angles is illustrated in Fig. 32. Be sure to apply
a stick wax to the blade before cutting aluminum stock.
This stick wax is available at most industrial mill supply
houses. The wax provides proper lubrication and keeps
chips from adhering to the blade.
RIGHT
Fig. 31
BLADE
FENCE
WARNING: NEVER APPLY LUBRICANT TO THE
BLADE WHILE THE MACHINE IS RUNNING.
WRONG
Fig. 32
CUTTING BOWED MATERIAL
When cutting flat pieces, first check to see if the material is bowed. If it is, make sure the material
is positioned on the table as shown in Fig. 33.
If the material is positioned the wrong way (Fig. 34), the workpiece will pinch the blade near the
completion of the cut.
Fig. 33
Fig. 34
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CUTTING
CROWN MOULDING
AA
One of the many features of your saw is the ease of
cutting crown moulding.The following is an example of
cutting both inside and outside corners on 52/38 degree
wall angle crown moulding. NOTE: When cutting 45 degree
wall angle crown moulding, the following procedure for
inside and outside corners is the same with the
exception that the bevel position will always be at 30
degrees and the miter position will be 35.25 degrees to
the right or left.
A
B
1. Move the table to the 31.62 degree right miter
position and lock the table in position. NOTE: A triangle
indicator and positive stop are are provided on the miter
scale to help find this angle quickly.
Fig. 35
2. Tilt the saw blade to the 33.85 degree left bevel
position and tighten bevel lock handle. NOTE: A triangle
indicator is provided on the bevel scale to find this angle
quickly.
BB
D
C
3. Place the crown moulding on the table with the
CEILING EDGE (AA) Fig. 35 of the moulding against the
fence, and make the cut (Fig. 35). NOTE: The piece of
crown moulding used for the outside corner will always
be on the right hand side of the blade (A) Fig. 35. The
piece of crown moulding used for the inside corner will
always be on the left hand side of the blade (B) Fig. 35.
Fig. 36
4. To make the matching halves of the inside and
outside corners, rotate the table to the 31.62 degree left
miter position and tighten table lock handle. NOTE: A
triangle indicator and a positive stop are provided on the
miter scale to find this angle quickly.
A
C
5. Place the crown moulding on the table with the
WALL EDGE (BB) Fig. 36 of the crown moulding against
the fence and make the cut. Again, the piece of crown
moulding used for the outside corner will always be on
the right side of the blade (C) Fig. 36. The piece of crown
moulding used for the inside corner will always be on the
left side of the blade (D) Fig. 36.
6. Fig. 37 illustrates the two outside corner pieces - (A)
being the piece cut at (A) Fig. 35, and (C) being the piece
cut at (C) Fig. 36.
Fig. 37
B
7. Fig. 38 illustrates the two inside corner pieces - (B)
being the piece cut at (B) Fig. 35, and (D) being the piece
cut at (D) Fig. 36.
D
Fig. 38
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MAINTENANCE
B
A
CHANGING THE BLADE
WARNING: USE ONLY CROSS-CUTTING SAW
BLADES. WHEN USING CARBIDE TIPPED BLADES,
DO NOT USE BLADES WITH DEEP GULLETS AS THEY
CAN DEFLECT AND CONTACT THE GUARD. USE ONLY
10″″ DIAMETER SAW BLADES WHICH ARE RATED FOR
5200 RPM OR HIGHER AND HAVE 5/8″″ DIAMETER
ARBOR HOLES.
1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER SOURCE.
Fig. 39
B
2. Remove screw (A) Fig. 39 and rotate cover (B) to the
rear (Fig. 40).
Fig. 40
3. To remove the saw blade, insert hex wrench (C)
Fig. 41 into the hex hole located on the rear end of the
motor shaft to keep the shaft from turning.
C
4. Use a wrench (D) Fig. 42 to loosen arbor screw (E)
by turning it clockwise.
5. Remove arbor screw (E) Fig. 42, outside blade
flange (F), and saw blade (G) from saw arbor.
Fig. 41
6. Attach new saw blade MAKING CERTAIN TEETH
OF SAW BLADE ARE POINTING DOWN AT THE
FRONT. Attach outside blade flange (F) Fig. 42, and
arbor screw (E) by turning it counterclockwise using
wrench (D) Fig. 42. At the same time, use hex wrench (C)
Fig. 41 to keep the arbor from turning.
G
E
7. Replace screw and cover that was rotated to the
rear in STEP 2.
F
WARNING: REMOVE WRENCHES (C) FIG. 41 AND
(D) FIG. 42 BEFORE STARTING MACHINE.
D
Fig. 42
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BRUSH INSPECTION
AND REPLACEMENT
B
Brush life varies. It depends on the load on the motor.
Check the brushes after the first 50 hours of use for a
new machine or after a new set of brushes has been
installed. After the first check, examine them after about
10 hours of use until such time that replacement is
necessary. To inspect the brushes, proceed as follows:
A
A
1. D I S C O N N E C T M A C H I N E F R O M P O W E R
SOURCE.
2. Remove three screws (A) Fig. 43 and remove motor
cover (B).
Fig. 43
D
3. The brushes are located in the two holders (C) Fig. 44.
Remove spade type terminal connector (D) and pull out
brush holders (C).
C
Fig. 44
4. Fig. 45 illustrates one of the brushes (E) removed
from the holder (C). When the carbon on either brush (E)
is worn to 3/16″ in length or if either spring (F) or shunt
wire is burned or damaged in any way, replace both
brushes. If the brushes are found to be serviceable after
removing, reinstall them in the same position.
F
E
C
Fig. 45
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NOTES
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PORTER-CABLE • DELTA SERVICE CENTERS
(CENTROS DE SERVICIO DE PORTER-CABLE • DELTA)
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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
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3039 Teagarden Street
Phone: (510) 357-9762
Fax: (510) 357-7939
COLORADO
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8175 Sheridan Blvd., Unit S
Phone: (303) 487-1809
Fax: (303) 487-1868
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
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Phone: (630) 424-8805
Fax: (630) 424-8895
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2033 West 75th Street
Phone: (630) 910-9200
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MARYLAND
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7397-102 Washington Blvd.
Phone: (410) 799-9394
Fax: (410) 799-9398
MASSACHUSETTS
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719 Granite Street
Phone: (781) 848-9810
Fax: (781) 848-6759
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Franklin Industrial Park
101E Constitution Blvd.
Phone: (508) 520-8802
Fax: (508) 528-8089
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Phone: (248) 597-5000
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MINNESOTA
Minneapolis 55429
5522 Lakeland Avenue North
Phone: (763) 561-9080
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Unit #19
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Fax: (216) 447-3097
MISSOURI
North Kansas City 64116
1141 Swift Avenue
P.O. Box 12393
Phone: (816) 221-2070
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OREGON
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520 North York Road
Phone: (215) 658-1430
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Phone: (718) 225-2040
Fax: (718) 423-9619
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Charlotte 28270
9129 Monroe Road, Suite 115
Phone: (704) 841-1176
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OHIO
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Phone: (972) 446-2996
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West 10 Business Center
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Phone: (713) 682-0334
Fax: (713) 682-4867
WASHINGTON
Auburn 98001(Seattle)
3320 West Valley HWY, North
Building D, Suite 111
Phone: (253) 333-8353
Fax: (253) 333-9613
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.
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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
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
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WOOD SHOP™ (design) , AUTO-SET™, B.O.S.S.™, BUILDER’S SAW™, CONTRACTOR’S SAW™, DELTA™, DELTACRAFT™,
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