Craftsman 137.212520 Operator`s manual

Operator's Manual
CRFIFrSMAN°
10 in. COMPOUND MITER SAW
AND STAND WITH LASER TRAC ®
Model No. 137.212520
CAUTION:
Before using this Miter Saw,
read this manual and follow
all its Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions
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Part No. 137212520001
Safety Instructions
Installation
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Warranty .............................................................
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Product Specifications
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Carton Contents ..................................................
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2
Know Your Compound Miter Saw .......................
8
Power Tool Safety ..............................................
Compound Miter Saw Safety ..............................
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4
Glossary of Terms ...............................................
Assembly and Adjustments .................................
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Electrical Requirements and Safety ....................
Accessories and Attachments ............................
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Operation ............................................................
Maintenance .......................................................
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Tools Needed for Assembly ................................
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Troubleshooting Guide ........................................
Parts List .............................................................
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ONE-YEAR
FULL WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
TOOL
If this Craftsman tool fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase,
CALL 1-800-4-MY-HOME®
TO ARRANGE FOR FREE REPAIR (or replacement if repair proves impossible).
If this tool is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty will apply for only ninety days from the date of
purchase. This warranty applies only while this tool is in the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary, from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
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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:
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Lead from lead-based paints
Crystalline silica from bricks, cement and other masonry products
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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
dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
MOTOR
Power Source ......................
Arbor Shaft Size ..................
120V AC, 60Hz, 15 Amp
5/8 in.
Speed ..................................
4800 RPM (No lead)
Brake ...................................
Electric
Double Insulated .................. Yes
MITER SAW
Rotating Table:
Cutting Capacity:
Crosscut ...................................
2-5/8 in. x 5-1/2 in.
Miter 45 ° R & L .........................
Bevel 45 ° L ...............................
2-5/8 in. x 3-1/2 in.
1-1/2 in. x 5-1/2 in. L
45 ° Miter and 45 ° Bevel ............ 1-1/2 in. x 3-1/2 in.
Extension Bars ....................... Yes
Stand .......................................
Yes
Miter Detent Stops ................ 0 °, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, 45° R & L
Bevel Positive Stops ............. 0 °, 45 ° L
I_t_ WARNING
To avoid electrical hazards, fire hazards or damage to the tool, use proper circuit protection.
This tool is wired at the factory for 110-120 Volt operation. It must be connected to a 110-120 Volt / 15 Ampere
time delay fuse or circuit breaker. To avoid shock or fire, replace power cord immediately if it is worn, cut or
damaged in any way.
Before using your tool, it is critical that you read and understand these safety rules. Failure to follow these
rules could result in serious injury to you or damage to the tool.
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GENERAL
BEFORE
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
USING THIS POWER
TOOL
Safety is a combination of common sense, staying alert
and knowing how to use your power tool.
WARNING J
To avoid mistakes that could cause serious injury,
do not plug the tool in until you have read and
understood the following.
1. READ and become familiar with the entire Operator's
Manual. LEARN the tool's application, limitations and
possible hazards.
2. KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working order.
3. REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES.
Form the habit of checking to see that keys and
adjusting wrenches are removed from the tool before
turning ON.
4. KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and
benches invite accidents.
5. DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS.
Do not use power tools in damp locations, or expose
them to rain or snow. Keep work area well lit.
6. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors and bystanders
should be kept a safe distance from work area.
7. MAKE WORKSHOP CHILD PROOF with padlocks,
master switches or by removing starter keys.
8. DO NOT FORCE THE TOOL. It will do the job better
and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
9. USE THE RIGHT TOOL. Do not force the tool or an
attachment to do a job for which it was not designed.
10.USE PROPER EXTENSION CORDS. Make sure
your extension cord is in good condition. When
using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy
enough to carry the current your product will draw.
An undersized cord will result in a drop in line voltage
and in loss of power which will cause the tool to
overheat. The table on page 5 shows the correct
size to use depending on cord length and nameplate
ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier
gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier
the cord.
11 .WEAR PROPER APPAREL. Do not wear loose
clothing, gloves, neckties, rings, bracelets or other
jewelry which may get caught in moving parts.
Nonslip footwear is recommended. Wear protective
hair covering to contain long hair.
12.ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION. Any power
tool can throw foreign objects into the eyes and
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could cause permanent eye damage.
ALWAYS wear Safety Goggles (not
glasses) that comply with ANSI Safety
standard Z87.1 Everyday eyeglasses
have only impact-resistant lenses.
They ARE NOT safety glasses. Safety Goggles are
available at Sears. NOTE: Glasses or goggles not in
compliance with ANSI Z87.1 could seriously injure
you when they break.
13.WEAR A FACE MASK OR DUST MASK. Sawing
operation produces dust.
14.SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work
when practical. It is safer than using your hand and it
frees both hands to operate the tool.
15.DISCONNECT TOOLS FROM POWER SOURCE
before servicing, and when changing accessories
such as blades, bits and cutters.
1&REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL
STARTING. Make sure switch is in the OFF position
before plugging the tool in.
17.USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult this
Operator's Manual for recommended accessories.
The use of improper accessories may cause risk of
injury to yourself or others.
1&NEVER STAND ON THE TOOL. Serious injury
could occur if the tool is tipped or if the cutting tool is
unintentionally contacted.
19.CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS. Before further
use of the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged
should be carefully checked to determine that it will
operate properly and perform its intended function
- check for alignment of moving parts, binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting and any
other conditions that may affect its operation. A guard
or other part that is damaged should be properly
repaired or replaced.
20.NEVER LEAVE THE TOOL RUNNING
UNATTENDED. TURN THE POWER "OFF". Do not
walk away from a running tool until the blade comes
to a complete stop and the tool is unplugged from the
powe r sou roe.
21 .DO NOT OVERREACH.
balance at all times.
Keep proper footing and
22.MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp
and clean for best and safest performance. Follow
instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
23.WARNING: Dust generated from certain materials
can be hazardous to your health. Always operate
saw in well-ventilated area and provide for proper
dust removal.
SPECIFIC
SAFETY
THIS COMPOUND
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR
MITER SAW
1. DO NOT USE THIN KERF BLADES they can deflect
and contact guard and can cause possible injury to
the operator.
2. DO NOT operate the miter saw until it is completely
assembled and installed according to these
instructions.
3. IF YOU ARE NOT thoroughly familiar with the
operation of miter saws, seek guidance from your
supervisor, instructor or other qualified person.
4. ALWAYS hold the work firmly against the fence and
table. DO NOT perform any operation free hand (use
clamp wherever possible).
5. KEEP HANDS out of the path of the saw blade. If the
workpiece you are cutting would cause your hands
to be within 6-3/4 in. of the saw blade, the workpiece
should be clamped in place before making the cut.
6. BE SURE the blade is sharp, runs freely and is free
of vibration.
7. ALLOW the motor to come up to full speed before
starting a cut.
8. KEEP THE MOTOR AIR SLOTS CLEAN and free of
chips or dust.
9. ALWAYS MAKE SURE all handles are tight before
cutting, even if the table is positioned in one of the
positive stops.
10.BE SURE both the blade and the collar are clean
and the arbor bolt is tightened securely.
11 .USE only blade collars specified for your saw.
12.NEVER use blades larger in diameter than 10 inches.
13.NEVER apply lubricants to the blade when it is
running.
14.ALWAYS check the blade for cracks or damage
before operation. Replace a cracked or damaged
blade immediately.
15.NEVER use blades recommended for operation at
less than 4800 RPM.
1&ALWAYS
all times.
keep the blade guards in place and use at
17.NEVER reach around the saw blade.
18.MAKE SURE the blade is not contacting the
workpiece before the switch is turned ON.
1&IMPORTANT: After completing the cut, release the
trigger and wait for the blade to stop before returning
the saw to the raised position.
20.MAKE SURE the blade has come to a complete stop
before removing or securing the workpiece, changing
the workpiece angle or changing the angle of the
blade.
21 .NEVER cut metals or masonry products with this
tool. This miter saw is designed for use on wood and
wood-like products.
22.NEVER cut small pieces. If the workpiece being cut
would cause your hand or fingers to be within 6-3/4
in. of the saw blade the workpiece is too small.
23.PROVIDE adequate support to the sides of the saw
table for long work pieces.
24.NEVER use the miter saw in an area with flammable
liquids or gases.
25.NEVER use solvents to clean plastic parts. Solvents
could possibly dissolve or otherwise damage the
material.
26.SHUT OFF the power before servicing or adjusting
the tool.
27.DISCONNECT the saw from the power source and
clean the machine when finished using.
28.MAKE SURE the work area is clean before leaving
the machine.
29.SHOULD any part of your miter saw be missing,
damaged, or fail in any way, or any electrical
component fail to perform properly, lock the switch
and remove the plug from the power supply outlet.
Replace missing, damaged, or failed parts before
resuming operation.
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POWER SUPPLY AND MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS
The AC motor used in this saw is a universal,
nonreversible type. See "MOTOR" in the "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" section on page 2.
[,A WARNING J
To avoid electrical hazards, fire hazards, or damage
to the tool, use proper circuit protection. Your saw
is wired at the factory for 120 V operation. Connect
to a 120 V, 15 A circuit and use a 15 A time delay
fuse or circuit breaker. To avoid shock or fire, if
power cord is worn or cut, or damaged in any way,
have it replaced immediately.
ELECTRICAL
REQUIREMENTS
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DOUBLEINSULATED[]
4.
The power tool is double insulated to provide a double
thickness of insulation between you and tool's electrical
system. All exposed metal parts are isolated from
the internal metal motor components with protecting
insulation.
Replacement parts - When servicing, use only
identical replacement parts.
5.
Polarized plugs - This saw has a plug that looks like
the one shown below:
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this saw has a
polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This
plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug
does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still
does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the
proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
[A WARNING I
Double insulation does not take the place of normal
safety precautions when operating this tool.
To avoid electrocution:
1. Use only identical replacement parts when servicing
a tool with double insulation. Servicing should be
performed by a qualified technician.
2. Do not use power tools in wet or damp locations or
expose them to rain or snow.
MOTOR SAFETY PROTECTION
IMPORTANT
To avoid motor damage, the motor should be blown out
or vacuumed frequently to keep sawdust from interfering
with the motor ventilation.
1. Connect this saw to a 120 V circuit. This circuit
must not be less than a #12 wire with a 20 A time
lag fuse or a #14 wire with a 15 A time lag fuse.
NOTE: When using an extension cord on a circuit
with a #14 wire, the extension cord must not exceed
25 feet in length.
2. If the motor will not start, release the trigger switch
immediately. UNPLUG THE SAW. Check the saw
blade to make sure it turns freely. If the blade is free,
try to start the saw again. If the motor still does not
start, refer to the TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE.
3. If the tool suddenly stalls while cutting wood, release
the trigger switch, unplug the tool and free the blade
from the wood. The saw may now be started and
the cut finished.
FUSES may "blow" or circuit breakers may trip
frequently if:
a. MOTOR is overloaded - overloading can occur
if you feed too rapidly or make too many start/
stops in a short time.
b. LINE VOLTAGE is more than 10% above or
below the nameplate voltage rating. For heavy
loads, the voltage at motor terminals must equal
the voltage specified on the nameplate.
c. IMPROPER or dull saw blades are used.
Most motor troubles may be traced to loose or
incorrect connections, overload, low voltage or
inadequate power supply wiring. Always check the
connections, the load and supply circuit if the motor
doesn't run well. Check minimum gauge for the
length of cord you are using on the chart below.
GUIDELINES FOR EXTENSION CORDS
Use a proper extension cord. Make sure your extension
cord is in good condition. When using an extension
cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the
current your product will draw. An undersized cord will
cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in loss of power
and overheating. The table below shows the correct size
to use depending on cord length and nameplate ampere
rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The
smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord.
Be sure your extension cord is properly wired and
in good condition. Always replace a damaged extension
cord or have it repaired by a qualified person before
using it. Protect your extension cords from sharp
objects, excessive heat and damp or wet areas.
Use a separate electrical circuit for your tools, This
circuit must not be less than a #12 wire with a 20 A
time lag fuse era #14 wire with a 15 Atime lag fuse.
NOTE: When using an extension cord on a circuit with
a #14 wire, the extension cord must not exceed 25 feet
in length. Before connecting the tool to the power line,
make sure the switch is in the OFF position and the
electric current is rated the same as the current stamped
on the motor nameplate, running at a lower voltage will
damage the motor.
(When using 120 volts only)
Ampere Rating
Total length of Cord
More Than
Not More Than 25ft. 50ft.
100ft. 150ft.
0
6
8
16
16
14
6
10
8
16
14
12
10
12
6
16
14
12
CAUTION: In all cases make certain the receptacle in
question is properly grounded, If you are not sure,
have a certified electrician check the receptacle.
RECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES
Supplied
Not supplied
WARNING I
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Use only accessories recommended
for this
miter saw. Follow instructions that accompany
accessories. Use of improper accessories may
cause hazards.
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Blade Wrench
Adjustable Wrench
The use of any cutting tool except 10 in. saw
Hex Key 2.5 mm
blades which meet the requirements under
recommended accessories is prohibited. Do
not use accessories such as shaper cutters or
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dado sets. Ferrous metal cutting and the use of
abrasive wheels is prohibited.
Do not attempt to modify this tool or create
accessories not recommended for use with
Combination Square
this tool. Any such alteration or modification is
misuse and could result in a hazardous condition
Philips Screwdriver
leading to possible serious injury.
ACCESSORIES
Visit your Sears Hardware Department or see the
Sears Power and Hand Tool Catalog to purchase
recommended accessories for this power tool.
COMBINATION
SQUARE
Should not gap or overlap when square is flipped over
(see dotted figure).
Straight edge or
a 3/4 in. board,
IAWARNING
To avoid the risk of personal injury, do not modify this
power tool or use accessories not recommended by
Sears.
MUST BE TRUE
Draw light line on board
along this edge.
this edge must be
perfectly straight.
WARNING I
Read warnings and conditions on your CARBIDE TIPPED
SAW BLADE. Do not operate the saw without the proper
saw blade guard in place. Carbide is a very hard but
brittle material. Care should be taken while mounting,
using, and storing carbide tipped blades to prevent
accidental damage. Slight shocks, such as striking the
tip while handling, can seriously damage the blade.
Foreign objects in the workpiece, such as wire or nails,
can also cause tips to crack or break off. Before using,
always visually examine the blade and tips for bent
blade, cracks, breakage, missing or loose tips, or other
damage. Do not use if damage is suspected. Failure
to heed safety instructions and warnings can result in
serious bodily injury.
Gap from untrue square
when flipped over.
UNPACKING
YOUR
MITER SAW
2. Place the saw on a secure stationary work surface.
3. Separate all parts from the packing material. Check
each one with the illustration to make certain all items
IA WARNING I
are accounted for, before discarding any packing
material.
To avoid injury from unexpected starting or
electrical shock, do not plug the power cord into a
source of power during unpacking and assembly.
This cord must remain unplugged whenever you are
WARNING
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working on the saw.
If any part is missing or damaged, do not attempt
to assemble the miter saw, or plug in the power
1. Remove the miter saw from the carton.
cord until the missing or damaged part is correctly
replaced. To avoid electric shock, use only identical
replacement parts when servicing double insulated
tools. Call 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® for replacement parts.
IMPORTANT: Do not lift miter saw by the Trigger
Switch handle. It may cause misalignment.
machine by the built-in carry handle.
Lift
Hold-Down Clamp Lock Knobs
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Blade Wrench
Hold-Down Clamp
Screws
Miter Saw
Dust Bag Elbow
Miter Handle
Extension
Table
Dust Bag
Long Bottom Support
Stand Legs
Long Upper Support
Foot Pad
Batteries
Short Bottom Support
Short Upper Support
Hardware Bag
CuttingHead
Switch Handle
ON/OFF Trigger Switch
LaserGuide
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Carrying Handle
LowerBladeGuard
Motor
BevelScale
Stop Latch
SlidingFence
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Bevel Lock Handle
Right Extension Table
Stop Plate
Positive Stop Locking Lever
Quick-Cam Miter Table Lock
Stand
Safety Lock-Off Button
Laser Guide Locking Lever
Laser Guide Tab
Cover Plate
Upper
Blade Guard
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Dust Bag
Table
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Table Insert
--_Extension
Table Lock Knob
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Left Extension
Table
Mounting Hole
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Base
Stop Plate
Miter Lock Handle
Miter Scale
Positive
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Miter Detents
COMPOUND
MITER SAW TERMS
ARBOR LOCK - Allows the user to keep the blade
from rotating while tightening or loosening the arbor bolt
during blade replacement or removal.
BASE - Supports the table, holds accessories and
allows for workbench or leg set mounting.
BEVEL LOCKING HANDLE - Locks the miter saw at a
WRENCH STORAGE - Convenient storage to prevent
misplacing the blade wrench.
WOODWORKING
TERMS
ARBOR - The shaft on which a blade is mounted.
BEVEL CUT - An angle cut made through the face of
the workpiece.
desired bevel angle.
BEVEL SCALE - To measure the bevel angle of the
saw blade 0 ° to 45 ° left.
COMPOUND
cut.
OUT - A simultaneous bevel and miter
CROSS CUT - A cut made across the width of the
COVER PLATE SCREW - Loosen this screw and rotate
workpiece.
the plate for access to the blade arbor bolt.
FENCE - Helps to keep the workpiece from moving
when sawing. Scaled to assist with accurate cutting.
FREEHAND - Performing a cut without using a fence
(guide), hold down or other proper device to prevent the
workpiece from twisting during the cutting operation.
LOWER BLADE GUARD - Helps protect your hands
from the blade in the raised position, it retracts as the
blade is lowered.
GUM - A sticky sap from wood products.
MITER HANDLE - Used to rotate the table, and to
rotate the saw to a right or left cutting position.
KERF - The amount of material removed by blade cut.
MITER SCALE - Measures the miter angle 0 ° to 45 ° left
and right.
HEEL - Misalignment of the blade.
MITER CUT - An angle cut made across the width of
the workpiece.
RESIN - A sticky sap that has hardened.
MOUNTING HOLES - To mount the miter saw to a
stable su trace.
ON/OFF TRIGGER SWITCH - To start the tool, push
the safety lock-off button and squeeze the trigger.
Release the trigger to turn off the miter saw.
REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE (RPM) - The number of
turns completed by a spinning object in one minute.
SAW BLADE PATH - The area of the workpiece or
table top directly in line with the travel of the blade or the
part of the workpiece which will be cut.
POSITIVE STOP LOCKING LEVER - Locks the miter
saw at a preset positive stop for the desired miter angle.
STOP LATCH - Locks the miter saw in the lowered
SET - The distance between two saw blade tips, bent
outward in opposite directions to each other. The further
apart the tips are, the greater the set.
position for compact storage and transportation.
SWITCH HANDLE - The switch handle contains
the trigger switch and safety lock-off button. The blade
is lowered into the workpiece by pushing down on the
handle. The saw will return to its upright position when
the handle is released.
WARNING LABELS - Read and understand for your
own safety. Make sure all labels are present on machine
and legible.
WORKPIECE - The item being cut. The surfaces of a
workpiece are commonly referred to as faces, ends and
edges.
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLE MITER SAW TO STAND
1,4 WARNING I
1. Carefully place the miter saw on top of stand.
2. Line up the four mounting holes in the saw base to
the stand.
To avoid injury, do not connect this miter saw to the
power source until it is completely assembled and
adjusted and you have read and understood this
3. Fasten the saw to the stand using the four mounting
screws (9), four washers (10) and four nuts (11).
Operator's Manual.
NOTE: Place a washer on each bolt before inserting
it into the saw base and through the support, then
thread the nut onto the bolt. (see Fig. A)
ASSEMBLE STAND (FIG. A)
1. Unpack all parts and group by type and size. Refer to
the parts list on page 30 for correct quantities.
2. Attach one long upper support (4) to top of leg (1)
using one carriage bolt (2) and nut (5).
4. Tighten all four nuts.
NOTE: DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE LOCK NUTS
HOLDING SAW TO THE STAND. THIS COULD
DAMAGE THE SAW BASE.
NOTE: Do not tighten bolts until stand is properly
aligned (see step #8).
3. Attach other end of long upper support to the top of
Fig. A
another leg using one carriage bolt and one nut.
4. Attach one long bottom support (3) to the center of
each leg using carriage bolt and nut. This completes
the front frame section.
5. Assemble the rear frame section in exactly the same
manner.
6. Join the front and rear frame assemblies using
Saw Base (saw not
two short upper supports (6) and two short bottom
supports (8), carriage bolts and nuts.
7. Place all four foot pads (7) onto each leg.
shown for clarity of vi._w). _
8. Place the stand on a level surface and adjust it so all
legs are contacting the floor and are at similar angles
to the floor. Tighten all bolts.
NOTE: Stand should not rock after all bolts are
tightened.
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INSTALLING
INSTALLING THE MITER HANDLE (FIG. B)
1. Thread the miter handle (1) into the hole (2) located
at the front of the miter table.
THE DUST COLLECTION
ELBOW AND
THE DUST BAG (FIG. E)
1. Install the larger end of the elbow (1) onto the
exhaust port (2).
NOTE: The elbow can be used to attach either the
Fig. B
dust bag or a vacuum hose to remove sawdust from
the work area.
Fig, E
SAW BLADE WRENCH (FIG. C)
1. For convenient storage and prevention of loss, there
is a slot (1) in the rear of the carrying handle (2) for
storing the blade wrench (3) when not in use.
Fig, C
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INSTALLING THE DUST BAG (FIG. E-l)
1. Squeeze the metal collar wings (1) of the dust
bag (2).
2. Place the dust bag neck opening around the dust
collection elbow (3), and release the metal collar.
2
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FIG. E-1
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CUTTING HEAD (FIG. D)
Raising
1. Push down slightly on the switch handle (1).
2. Pull out the stop latch knob (2).
3. Allow the cutting head (3) to raise to the up position.
Only use a 10 in. diameter blade. DO NOT use a thin
kerf blade.
I,A WARNING I
Removing Blade (Fig. F, G, H)
To avoid injury and damage to the saw, transport
or store the miter saw with the cutting head locked
in the down position. Never use the stop latch to
hold the cutting head in a down position for cutting
operations.
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1
la, WARNING
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REMOVING OR INSTALLING
THE BLADE
To avoid injury from an accidental start, make sure
the switch is in the OFF position and plug is not
connected to the power source outlet.
1. Unplug the saw from the outlet.
2. Allow the miter saw to rise to the upright position.
Raise the lower blade guard (1) to the up position. (Fig. F)
3. Loosen the cover plate screw (2) with a Phillipsscrewdriver.
4. Rotate the cover plate (3) towards the rear of the tool
to expose the arbor bolt (4).
5. Place the blade wrench over the arbor bolt.
Fig. D
2
Locking
When transporting or storing the miter saw, the cutting
head should always be locked in the down position.
1. Push the cutting head (3) down to its lowest position.
2. Push the stop latch (2) into the locking hole.
IMPORTANT: To avoid damage, never carry the
miter saw by the switch handle, the cutting arm or the
miter table handle.
Fig. F
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6. Locate the arbor lock (5) on the motor, below the
3. Place the blade wrench on the arbor bolt.
miter saw switch handle. (Fig. G)
7. Press the arbor lock, holding it in firmly while turning
the blade wrench clockwise. The arbor lock will
4. Press the arbor lock (5), holding it in firmly while
turning the blade wrench counterclockwise. When
it engages, continue to press the arbor lock in,
while tightening the arbor bolt securely. (Fig. G)
engage after turning the wrench. Continue to hold
the arbor lock in to keep it engaged, while turning
the wrench clockwise to loosen the arbor bolt.
5. Rotate the cover plate (3) back until the slot in the
cover plate engages with the cover plate screw (2).
Tighten the screw with a Phillips screwdriver.
Fig, G
Lower the blade guard. (Fig. F)
6. Be sure the arbor lock is released so the blade
turns freely by spinning the blade until the arbor lock.
I,A WARNING I
8. Remove the arbor bolt (6), outer blade collar (7) and
the blade (8). Do not remove the inner blade collar.
•
To avoid injury, never use the saw without the
cover plate secure in place. It keeps the arbor
bolt from falling out if it accidentally loosens, and
helps prevent the spinning blade from coming off
the saw.
•
Make sure the collars are clean and properly
arranged. Lower the blade into the table and
check for any contact with the metal base or the
turn table.
(Fig. H)
NOTE: Pay attention to the pieces removed, noting their
INSTALLING THE HOLD-DOWN
position and direction they face. Wipe the blade collars
clean of any sawdust before installing the new blade.
(FIG. I)
Fig. H
\
1. Place the hold-down clamp assembly (1) in one of
the mounting holes (2).
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Fig. I
2
Installing
Blade (Fig. F, G, H)
1. Install a 10 in. blade, making sure the rotation arrow
on the blade matches the clockwise rotation arrow on
the upper guard, and the blade teeth are pointing
downward.
2. Place the outer blade collar (7) against the blade and
on the arbor (9). Thread the arbor bolt (6) into the
arbor (9) counterclockwise. (Fig. H)
IMPORTANT:
CLAMP ASSEMBLY
Make sure the flats of the blade collars
are engaged with the flats on the arbor shaft.
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MOUNTING THE MITER SAW ONTO A WORK
Fig. K
SURFACE (FIG. J, K)
WARNING I
To avoid injury form unexpected saw movement:
• Disconnect the power cord from the outlet, and lock
the cutting head in the lower position using the lock
pin.
• Lock the slide carriage in place by tightening the
slide carriage lock knob.
• To avoid back injury, lift the saw by using the
designated carrying handle located on the top of the
machine. When lifting, bend at your knees, not from
your back.
• Never carry the miter saw by the power cord or by
the switch handle. Carrying the tool by the power
cord could cause damage to the insulation or the
wire connections resulting in electric shock or fire.
• To avoid injury from flying debris, do not allow visitors
to stand near the saw during all cutting operations.
ADJUSTMENT
I,AWARNING
I
TO AVOID INJURY FROM AN ACCIDENTAL START,
MAKE SURE THE SWITCH IS IN THE OFF POSITION
AND THE PLUG IS NOT CONNECTED TO THE
POWER SOURCE OUTLET.
BEVEL STOP ADJUSTMENTS (FIG. L, M, N, O, P)
NOTE: To ensure accurate cuts, alignment should be
checked and adjustments made prior to use.
90 ° (0 °) Bevel Adjustment
1. Loosen bevel lock handle (1) and tilt the cutting arm
completely to the right. Tighten the bevel lock handle.
Lower blade.
Mounting instructions (if stand is not used)
1. For stationary use, place the saw in the desired
location, directly on a workbench where there is room
for handling and proper support of the workpiece.
The base of the saw has four mounting holes. Bolt
the base of the miter saw (1) to the work surface (5),
using the fastening method as shown in Fig J.
2. Place a combination square (2) on the miter table
with the rule against the table and the heel of the
square against the saw blade.
3. If the blade is not 900(0 °) square with the miter table,
loosen the bevel lock handle (1), tilt the cutting head
completely to the left, loosen the jamb nut (4) on the
bevel angle adjustment bolt (3) and use a 10 mm
wrench to adjust the bolt (3) in or out to increase or
decrease the bevel angle.
4. Tilt the cutting arm to back to the right at 900(0 °)
bevel and recheck for alignment.
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 if further adjustment is
needed.
Fig. J
1. Miter saw base
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Hex head bolt
Rubber washer
Flat washer
Workbench
Flat washer
7. Lockwasher
8. Hex nut
9. Jam nut
2
3
4
1
5 -6
7
INSTRUCTIONS
8
9
6. Tighten bevel lock handle (1) and jamb nut (4) when
alignment is achieved.
NOTE: Mounting hardware is not included with this tool.
Bolts, nuts, washers, and screws must be purchased
separately.
Fig. L
2. For portable use, place the saw on a 3/4 in. thick
piece of plywood. Bolt the base of the miter saw
securely to the plywood using the mounting holes
on the base. Use C-clamps to clamp this mounting
board to a stable work surface at the worksite.
(Fig. K)
4
2
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1
0 ° Bevel Pointer Adjustment (Fig. M)
MITER ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
1. When the blade is exactly 90 ° (0 °) to the table,
loosen the bevel indicator screw (5) using a # 2
Phillips screwdriver.
2. Adjust bevel indicator (6) to the "0" mark (7) on the
The compound miter saw scale can be easily read
showing miter angles from 0° to 45 ° to the left and
right. The most common angle cut setting slots have
positive stops, permitting fast adjustments to the desired
position. Follow the process below for quickest and most
bevel scale and retighten the screw.
Fig, M
(FIG. O)
accurate adjustments.
1. Lift up on the miter quick lock (1) to unlock the table.
2. Move the turntable while lifting up on the positive
6
stop locking lever (4) to align the indicator (2) to the
desired degree measurement.
3. Lock the table into position by pressing down on the
miter quick lock (1).
Fig, O
3
45 ° Left Bevel Positive Stop Adjustment (Fig. N)
1. Unlock the bevel lock handle (1) and tilt the cutting
arm as far to the left as possible.
2. Using a combination square, check to see if the
blade angle is 45 ° to the table.
3. If the blade is not at 45 ° to the miter table, tilt the
cutting arm to the right, loosen the jamb nut (4) on
the bevel angle adjustment bolt (3) and use a 10 mm
wrench to adjust the bolt (3) in or out to increase or
decrease the bevel angle.
MITER SCALE INDICATOR ADJUSTMENT (FIG. O)
1. Move the table to the 0 ° positive stop.
2. Loosen the screw (3) that holds the indicator with a
screwdriver.
4. Tilt the cutting arm to the left to 45 ° bevel and
recheck for alignment.
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 until the blade is at 45 ° to
the miter table.
3. Adjust the indicator (2) to the 0° mark and retighten
screw.
6. Tighten bevel lock handle (1) and jamb nut (4) when
alignment is achieved.
TO SQUARE BLADE TO FENCE (FIG. P)
1. Turn the upper arm assembly to the 0 ° bevel position
and lock in position. Fully extend both sliding fences.
Fig, N
2. Using a 6 mm hex key wrench, loosen the three
fence locking hex socket bolts (1).
3. Lower the cutting head and lock it in the down
position with the stop latch knob.
4. Using a combination square (3), lay the heel of the
square against the blade, and the rule against the
fence (2) as shown. Check to see if the fence is 90 °
to the blade.
5. If an adjustment is necessary, shift the fence until it is
square to the blade. Tighten the three fence locking
bolts (1) once alignment is achieved.
CAUTION: If the saw has not been used recently,
recheck blade squareness to the fence and
readjust if needed.
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QUICK-CAM MITER TABLE LOCK ADJUSTMENT
IA WARNING I
(FIG. Q)
1. Press down and lock the miter quick-cam table lock.
2. Using a 13 mm wrench, turn the stop nut (4) to the
left as shown to extend the locking arm against the
base of the miter saw.
To avoid injury from unexpected starting or
electrical shock, do not plug the saw in. The power
cord MUST remain unplugged when you are working
on the saw.
3. Test the quick cam miter lock to verify it locks the
table into position securely.
Fig, P
4. Turn the lock nut (5) to the right as shown to lock the
miter locking mechanism into place.
Fig. Q
POSITIVE STOP MITER ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
2
(FIG. Q)
1. Unlock the miter table by lifting up on the miter
quick-cam miter table lock (1).
2. While raising the positive stop locking lever (2) up,
grasp the miter handle (3) and rotate the miter table
1
left or right to the desired angle.
3. Release the positive stop locking lever and set the
miter at the desired angle making sure the lever
snaps into place. NOTE: The lever will only lock into
View of bottom of saw base
CUTTING ARM TRAVEL (FIG. R)
place at one of the nine positive stops.
4. Once angle is achieved, press down on the quickcam miter table lock (1).
QUICK-CAM
3
Cutting arm pivot adjustment
The up and down pivot movement of the cutting arm
should be free of side-to-side movement for accurate
miter cuts. It should be tight enough to prevent sideto-side movement while still allowing the arm to move
freely up and down when cutting.
MITER TABLE LOCK OPERATION
(FIG. Q)
If miter angles required are NOT one of the nine positive
stops noted above, the miter table can be locked at any
1. If cutting arm (1) is too loose, use a 19 mm wrench to
turn the cuttting arm adjusting nut (2) clockwise.
2. If cutting arm travel is too tight, turn the cutting arm
angle between these positive stops by using the Miter
Quick-Cam table lock.
adjusting nut counterclockwise.
1. Unlock the miter table by lifting up on the miter quickcam table lock (1).
2. While holding the positive stop locking lever (2) up,
grasp the miter handle and move the miter table left
or right to the desired angle.
Fig. R
3. Release the positive stop locking lever.
4. Press down on the Miter Quick-Cam locking lever (1)
until it locks the miter table in place.
NOTE: The miter Quick-Cam locking lever should
lock the table and prevent it from moving. If
adjustment is needed, see next step.
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ALIGNING THE LASER BEAM
B. Check Laser Beam Alignment.
(FIG.T, T-1 & T-2)
1. Mark a straight line across a board to serve as a
"pattern line" to test laser alignment. Lay the board
on the miter table.
IAk WARNING I
For your own safety, never connect the plug to
2. Turn on the laser beam and line it up with the pattern
line.
power source outlet until all the adjustment steps
are complete and you have read and understood the
safety and operational instructions.
3. Check to see that laser beam is aligned from top to
bottom of pattern line. If laser beam is not aligned
to the pattern line, adjust as follows in procedures C
and D.
The laser beam must always be correctly aligned with
the blade to ensure straight, even cutting.
Your saw is equipped with a Dual View Laser
Trac ®system. The laser beam projects a line onto the
O.
workpiece for viewing at both top and front angles of the
board.
Laser Beam Fine Adjustment (Fig. T-l, T-2)
1. Lower blade and align with pattern line in board.
Raise blade.
2. Loosen screw (1).
3. Turn thumbscrew (2-Fig. T-l) to move laser beam
left or right to align with pattern line (Fig. T-2).
4. Tighten screw (1) when laser is in desired position.
A. Slide out Laser Guide (Fig. T).
IA. WARNING I
Laser radiation. Avoid direct eye exposure. Always
Fig. T-1
un-plug miter saw from power source before making
any adjustments.
1
1. Unlock the laser guide lever (3) by flipping it to the
left.
3
2. Slide out the laser guide assembly by pulling on the
tab (4).
3. Lock the laser guide assembly into place by pushing
the locking lever to the right side of the saw.
4. To turn the laser ON or OFF, press the rocker
switch (5).
Fig. T
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Fig. T-2
Pattern Line
Pattern Line
Laser Line
D. Aligning Parallelism (Fig. T-l, T-3 )
1. Adjust
screw
screw
screw
laser line parallel to pattern line by turning
(3) (Fig. T-1 ). NOTE: Do not overturn this
or it may damage internal wiring. Maximum
turn is 1/8 turn in each direction.
2. Move laser close to pattern line by turning
screw (4).
3. Fine tune alignment of laser is achieved by adjusting
screw (4) no more than 1/8 turn in each direction.
Fig. T-3
Laser Line
Laser Line
Pattern Line
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATION
FOR BASIC SAW
• Replace bent, damaged, missing or defective parts
before using the saw again.
• Maintain tools with care. Keep the miter saw clean
for best and safest performance. Follow instructions
for lubricating. Don't put lubricants on the blade while
it's spinning.
• Remove adjusting wrench from the tool before
turning it on.
• To avoid injury from jams, slips, or thrown pieces,
use only recommended accessories.
BEFORE USING THE MITER SAW
IA WARNING]
To avoid mistakes that could cause serious,
permanent injury, do not plug the tool in until the
following steps are completed:
• Completely assemble and adjust the saw, following
the instructions. (ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENTS)
• Learn the use and function of the ON/OFF switch,
lock-off switch, upper and lower blade guards, stop
latch, bevel lock handle, and cover plate screws.
• Review and understand all safety instructions and
operating procedures in this Operator's Manual.
(SAFETY & OPERATIONS)
• Review the MAINTENANCE and
RECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES
• Consult the ACCESSORIES
and ATTACHMENTS
section of this Operators Manual for recommended
accessories. Follow the instructions that come with
the accessory. The use of improper accessories may
cause risk of injury to persons.
• Choose the correct 10 in. diameter blade for the
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE for your miter saw.
• To avoid injury or possible death from electrical
shock:
material and the type of cutting you plan to do. Do
not use thin kerf blades.
• Make sure the blade is sharp, undamaged and
properly aligned. With the saw unplugged, push the
cutting arm all the way down. Manually spin the blade
and check for clearance. Tilt the power-head to a 45 °
bevel and repeat the test.
• Make sure the blade and arbor collars are clean.
Make sure your fingers do not touch the plug's metal
prongs when plugging or unplugging your miter saw.
(ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS AND SAFETY)
BEFORE EACH USE INSPECT YOUR SAW.
• Disconnect the miter saw. To avoid injury from
• Make sure all clamps and locks are tight and there is
accidental starting, unplug the saw before any
adjustments, including set-up and blade changes.
• Compare the direction of rotation arrow on the
no excessive play in any parts.
KEEP YOUR WORK AREA CLEAN
guard to the direction arrow on the blade. The blade
teeth should always point downward at the front of
the saw.
Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents.
WARNING J
• Tighten the arbor bolt.
• Tighten the cover plate screw,
• Check for damaged parts, Check for:
• Alignment of moving parts
• Damaged electric cords
• Binding of moving parts
• Mounting holes
• Function of arm return spring and lower guard:
Push the cutting arm all the way down, then let
it rise until it stops. The lower guard should fully
close. Follow instructions in TROUBLE-
To avoid burns or other fire damage, never use the
miter saw near flammable liquids, vapors, or gases.
• Plan ahead to protect your eyes, hands, face and
ears.
• Know your miter saw.
Read and understand the Operator's Manual and
labels affixed to the tool. Learn its application and
limitations as well as the specific potential hazards
peculiar to this tool. To avoid injury from accidental
contact with moving parts, don't do layout, assembly,
or setup work on the miter saw while any parts are
moving.
• Avoid accidental starting
Make sure the trigger switch is disengaged before
plugging the miter saw into a power outlet.
SHOOTING GUIDE for adjustment if necessary.
• Other conditions that may affect the way the
miter saw works.
• Keep all guards in place, in working order and proper
adjustment. If any part of this miter saw is missing,
bent, damaged or broken in any way, or any electrical
parts don't work, turn the saw off and unplug it.
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PLANYOURWORK
• Usethe righttool.Don'tforcea toolor attachment
todoa jobit wasnotdesignedto do.Usea different
toolforanyworkpiece
thatcan'tbeheldina solidly
braced,fixedposition.
• Keep the cut off piece free to move sideways after it
is cut off. Otherwise, it could get wedged against the
blade and thrown violently.
• Only the workpiece should be on the saws table.
• Secure work. Use clamps or a vise to help hold the
work when it's practical.
CAUTION: This machine is not designed for cutting
masonry, masonry products, ferrous metals (steel,
iron, and iron-based metals.) Use this miter saw to
cut only wood, wood-like products, or non-ferrous
metals. Other material may shatter, bind the blade,
or create other dangers. Remove all nails that may
be in the workpiece to prevent sparking that could
cause a fire. Remove dust bag when cutting nonferrous metals.
USE EXTRA CAUTION WITH LARGE OR ODD
SHAPED WORKPIECES.
• Use extra supports (tables, sawhorses, blocks, etc.)
for workpieces large enough to tip.
• Never use another person as a substitute for a table
extension, or as an additional support for a workpiece
that is longer or wider than the basic miter saw table,
or to help feed, support, or pull the workpiece.
• Do not use this saw to cut small pieces. If the
workpiece being cut would cause your hand or
fingers to be within 6-3/4 inches of the saw blade the
workpiece is too small. Keep hands and fingers out of
the "no hands zone" area marked on the saws table.
• When cutting odd shaped workpieces, plan your work
so it will not bind in the blade and cause possible
injury. Molding, for example, must lie flat or be held
by a fixture or jig that will not let it move when cut.
• Properly support round material such as dowel rods,
or tubing, which have a tendency to roll when cut,
causing the blade to "bite".
DRESS FOR SAFETY
Any power tool can throw foreign objects into the eyes.
This can result in permanent eye damage. Everyday
eyeglasses have only impact resistant lenses and
are not safety glasses. Glasses or goggles not in
compliance with ANSI Z87.1 could seriously injure you
when they break.
• Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties or
jewelry (rings, watches). They can get caught and
draw you into moving parts.
• Wear non-slip footwear.
• Tie back long hair.
• Roll long sleeves above the elbow.
• Noise levels vary widely. To avoid possible hearing
damage, wear ear plugs when using any miter saw.
• For dusty operations, wear a dust mask along with
safety goggles.
WARNING J
To avoid injury, follow all applicable safety
instructions, when cutting non-ferrous metals:
• Use only saw blades specifically recommended for
non-ferrous metal cutting.
• Do not cut metal workpieces that must be hand held.
Clamp workpieces securely.
• Cut non-ferrous metals only if you are under the
supervision of an experienced person and the dust
bag has been removed from the saw.
INSPECT YOUR WORKPIECE
Make sure there are no nails or foreign objects in the
part of the workpiece being cut.
Plan your work to avoid small pieces that may bind, or
that are too small to clamp and get a solid grasp on.
Plan the way you will grasp the workpiece from start to
finish. Avoid awkward operations and hand positions. A
sudden slip could cause your fingers or hand to move
into the blade.
WHEN SAW IS RUNNING
WARNING J
Do not allow familiarity from frequent use of your
miter saw to result in a careless mistake. A careless
DO NOT OVER-REACH
fraction of a second is enough to cause a severe
injury.
Keep good footing and balance. Keep your face and
body to one side, out of the line of a possible kickback.
NEVER stand in the line of the blade.
Before cutting, if the saw makes an unfamiliar noise
or vibrates, stop immediately. Turn the saw OFF.
Unplug the saw. Do not restart until finding and
correcting the problem.
Never cut freehand:
• Brace your workpiece firmly against the fence and
table stop so it will not rock or twist during the cut.
• Make sure there is no debris between the workpiece
and the table or fence.
• Make sure there are no gaps between the workpiece,
fence and table that will let the workpiece shift after it
is cut.
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BODY AND HAND POSITION (FIG. W)
WARNING I
Never place hands near the cutting area. Proper
positioning of your body and hands when
operating the miter saw will make cutting easier and
safer. Keep children away. Keep all visitors at a safe
distance from the miter saw. Make sure bystanders
are clear of the saw and workpiece. Don't force the
saw. It will do the job better and safer at its designed
rate.
Starting a cut:
• Place hands at least 6-3/4 in. away from the path
of the blade - out of the "no-hands zone" (1).
(Fig. W)
• Hold workpiece firmly against the fence to prevent
movement toward the blade.
•
With the power switch OFF, bring the saw blade
down to the workpiece to see the cutting path of
the blade.
•
•
•
Press in lock-off switch in trigger switch handle.
Squeeze trigger switch to start saw.
Lower blade into workpiece with a firm downward
motion.
Finishing a cut:
• Hold the cutting arm in the down position.
• Release trigger switch and wait for all moving
parts to stop before moving your hands and
raising the cutting arm.
• If the blade doesn't stop within 6 seconds, unplug
the saw and follow the instructions in
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE section for
adjusting the blade brake before using the saw
again.
Before freeing jammed material:
• Release trigger switch.
• Wait for all moving parts to stop.
• Unplug the miter saw.
Fig. W
TURNING THE SAW ON (FIG. X)
To reduce the likelihood of accidental starting, a thumb
activated lock-OFF switch is located on top of the switch
handle. The lock-OFF switch (1) must be pressed
forward before the trigger switch (2) can be activated
and the miter saw started.
I,A WARNING[
Make the switch child-proof. Insert a padlock, or
chain with padlock, through the hole of the trigger
switch, and lock it. This will preventing children and
other unauthorized users from turning the machine
on.
Fig, X
LASER ON/OFF SWITCH (FIG. X)
la, WARNING
I
Laser radiation. Avoid direct eye exposure. Always
un-plug miter saw from power source before making
any adjustments.
1. Unlock the laser guide lever (3) by flipping it to the
left.
2. Slide out the laser guide assembly by pulling on the
tab (4).
3. Lock the laser guide assembly into place by pushing
the locking lever to the right side of the saw.
4. To turn the laser ON or OFF, press the rocker
switch (5).
I
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I
I
I
I
I
®
6-3/4 in.
_jjl
6-3/4 in.
SLIDINGFENCE(FIG.Y)
snaps into place. NOTE: The lever will only lock into
I_WARNING
4.
The sliding fence must be extended when making
any bevel cut, Failure to extend the sliding fence
will not allow enough space for the blade to pass
through which could result in serious injury. At
extreme miter or bevel angles the saw blade may
also contact the fence.
5.
place at one of the nine positive stops.
Once the desired miter angle is achieved, press
down on the quick cam miter table lock to secure the
table into position.
If the miter angle desired is NOT one of the nine
positive stops noted above, simply lock the table at
the desired angle by pressing down on the quickcam miter table lock (2). For detailed instructions,
refer to page 15, QUICK-CAM MITER TABLE LOCK
OPERATION.
1. Unlock the fence cam locking lever (1) by pushing it
toward the rear of the machine.
2. Extend the fence (2) by sliding it out to match the
degree of the bevel cut. Lock the fence cam locking
Fig. AA
lever by pushing it IN toward the fence. NOTE: When
transporting the saw, always secure the sliding fence
in the collapsed position (toward the saw blade).
Fig, Y
2
BEVEL CUT (FIG. BB)
I,AWARNING
I
The sliding fence must be extended
when making
any bevel cut. Failure to extend the sliding fence
will not allow enough space for the blade to pass
through which could result in serious injury. At
extreme miter or bevel angles the saw blade may
also contact the fence.
BEFORE LEAVING THE SAW
• Never leave tool running unattended. Turn power
OFF. Wait for all moving parts to stop.
• Make workshop child proof. Lock the shop.
Disconnect master switches. Store tool away from
children and other unqualified users.
1. Loosen the bevel lock handle (1).
2. Tilt the cutting head to the desired angle as shown
on the bevel scale (2).
3. The blade can be positioned at any angle, from a
IA WARNING I
To avoid injury from materials being thrown, always
unplug the saw to avoid accidental starting, and
remove small pieces of material from the table
90 ° straight cut (0 ° on the scale) to a 45 ° left bevel.
4. Tighten the lock handle (1) to lock the cutting head
in position.
cavity.
Fig, BB
MITER CUT (FIG. AA)
The miter saw is equipped with nine positive miter
stops (1) on the saw base. The locations are at 0, 15,
22.5, 31.6 and 45 degrees left and right. These locations
represent the most common angles for cutting operation.
To make a miter cut:
1. Unlock the miter table by lifting up on the miter quickcam table lock (2).
2. While raising the positive stop locking lever up (3),
grasp the miter handle (4) and rotate the miter table
left or right to the desired angle.
3. Release the positive stop locking lever and set the
miter at the desired angle making sure the lever
1
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WORKPIECE
SUPPORT
& REPETITIVE
CUTTING
USINGTHESTOPPLATE(FIG.EE)
Longpiecesneedextension table support.
COMPOUND
CUT(FIG.CC)
1. Extendtheslidingfenceasdescribed
in SLIDING
FENCE(Fig.Y).
2. Setthedesiredbevelangleusingthebevellock
handle(1).
3. Setthedesiredmiterangleandlockintoposition.
See"MITERCUT".
1. Loosen the knob (1) then slide the extension wing to
desired position and tighten the knob.
2. The stop plate is designed for use during repetitive
cutting. Only use one stop plate at a time. Rotate the
stop plate (3) to vertical position, and retighten the
Fig.CC
locking bolt. If stop plate will not rotate, loosen the
locking bolt (2) 1/4 turn.
Fig. EE
AUXILARY WOOD FENCE (FIG. FF)
When making multiple or repetitive cuts that result in
cut-off pieces of one inch or less, it is possible for the
saw blade to catch the cut-off piece and throw it out of
CUTTING BOWED MATERIAL (FIG. DD)
the saw or into the blade guard and housing, possibly
causing damage or injury. To minimize this an auxiliary
wood fence can be mounted to your saw.
Holes are provided in the saw fence to attach an
I_WARNING
To avoid injury from materials being thrown, always
unplug the saw to avoid accidental starting and
remove small pieces of material from the table
auxiliary wood fence (this provides additional depth
of cut). This fence should be constructed of straight
auxiliary wood approximately 3/4 in. thick by 1-1/2 in.
cavity.
high by 20 in. long. Attach the wood fence securely
and make a full depth cut to make a blade slot. Check
for interference between the wood fence and the lower
Before cutting a workpiece, check to make sure it is not
bowed. If it is bowed, the workpiece must be positioned
and cut as illustrated. Do not position the workpiece
incorrectly or try to cut the workpiece without the support
of the fence. This will cause the blade to bind and could
blade guard. Adjust if necessary.
Fig. FF
result in personal injury.
Fig. DD
oo
Blade Slot
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CUTTINGBASEMOLDING
(FIG,GG)
Basemoldingsandmanyothermoldingscanbecuton
a compound
mitersaw.Thesetupofthesawdepends
on moldingcharacteristics
andapplication,
asshown.
Performpracticecutson scrapmaterialtoachievebest
results:
1. Alwaysmakesuremoldingsrestfirmlyagainstfence
andtable.Usehold-down,
crownmoldingviseor
C-clamps,
wheneverpossibleandplacetapeonthe
areabeingclampedto avoidmarks.
2. Reducesplinteringbytapingthecutareapriorto
makingthecut.Markthecutlinedirectlyonthetape.
3. Splintering
typicallyhappensduetoanincorrect
bladeapplication
andthinnessofthematerial.
Fig, HH
FI
el
nl
cl
Mitre saw table
Bevel/Miter Settings
Fig, II
Settings for standard crown molding lying flat on
compound miter saw table
Fig, GG
Inside Corner
m
F
FI
e
n
o
IL
Mitre saw table
\
Mitre saw table
Outside
NOTE: Always perform a dry run cut so you can
determine if the operation being attempted is possible
Compound
Corner
Cut Crown Moldings
before power is applied to the saw.
CUTTING CROWN MOLDING (FIG. HH, II)
Your compound miter saw is suited for the difficult task
of cutting crown molding. To fit properly, crown molding
must be compound-mitered with extreme accuracy. The
two surfaces on a piece of crown molding that fit flat
against the ceiling and wall are at angles that, when
added together, equal exactly 90 °.
Most crown molding has a top rear angle (the section
that fits flat against the ceiling) of 52°and a bottom rear
angle (the section that fits flat against the wall) of 38 °.
In order to accurately cut crown molding for a 90 ° inside
or outside corner, lay the molding with its broad back
surface flat on the saw table.
NOTE: The chart below references a compound
cut for crown molding ONLY WHEN THE ANGLE
BETWEEN THE WALLS EQUALS 90 °.
KEY_ SETTINGJ.SETTING
BEVEL I Miter 1
TYPE OF CUT
Inside corner-Left side
IL
changing one changes the other, as well.
131.6°
J_Right
111.Position top of moldh/g against fence.
Miter table set at RIGHT 3t 6° .
L
LEFT side is finished
piece.
Inside corner-Right side
R
J33"9°
[Left
131"8°
111.Position bottom of molding against fence.
Miter lable set at LEFT 31 6°
L
LEFT side is finished
Outside
eL
P 3"9°
[Left
131.6°
p 3-9°
131.6°
J.Right
piece.
corner-Left
side
111 Position bottom of molding against fence.
Miter table sel at LEFT 31 6°
L
RIGHT side is finished
Outside
OR
When setting the bevel and miter angles for compound
miters, remember that the settings are interdependent;
p 3-9°
piece.
corner-Right
side
111.Position top of moldh/g against fence.
Miter table set at RIGHT 31 6°.
L
RIGHT side is finished
piece.
INSTALLING / CHANGING
•
Unplug your saw.
IA WARNING I
Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental
starting causing possible serious personal injury.
1. Flip laser guide locking lever to left.
2. Use laser guide tab to pull out laser guide.
3. Lift open the battery guide cover (1).
4. Install two batteries with 1.5 volt AAA size.
NOTE: When replacing the batteries, the battery guide
should be thoroughly cleaned. Use a soft paintbrush or
similar device, to remove any sawdust and debris.
Fig. JJ
24
MAINTENANCE
IA
LOWER BLADE
DANGER I
To avoid injury, never put lubricants on the blade
while it is spinning.
I_ WARNING I
To avoid fire or toxic reaction, never use gasoline,
naphtha acetone, lacquer thinner or similar highly
volatile solvents to clean the miter saw.
IA WARNING I
To avoid injury from unexpected starting or
electrical shock, unplug the power cord before
working on the saw.
IA WARNING i
For your safety, this saw is double-insulated. To
avoid electrical shock, fire or injury, use only
parts identical to those identified in the parts list.
Reassemble exactly as the original assembly to
avoid electrical shock.
GUARD
Do not use the saw without the lower blade guard.
The lower blade guard is attached to the saw for your
protection. Should the lower guard become damaged,
do not use the saw until the damaged guard has been
replaced. Develop a regular check to make sure the
lower guard is working properly. Clean the lower guard
of any dust or buildup with a damp cloth.
CAUTION: Do not use solvents on the guard. They
could make the plastic "cloudy" and brittle.
I=,WARNING
I
When cleaning the lower guard, unplug the saw from
the power source receptacle to avoid unexpected
startup.
SAWDUST
Periodically, sawdust will accumulate under the work
table and base. This could cause difficulty in the
movement of the worktable when setting up a miter cut.
Frequently blow out or vacuum up the sawdust.
I=,WARNING
I
REPLACING CARBON BRUSHES (FIG. KK)
Replace both carbon brushes when either has less
than 1/4 in. length of carbon remaining, or if the spring
or wire is damaged or burned. To inspect or replace
the black
brushes, first unplug the
plastic cap (1) on the side _
r (2). Remove the
cap cautiously, be{
led. Then pull
out the brush
side.
To
The ears on
the metal end of th
_me hole the
carbon part fits
overtighten.
If blowing sawdust, wear proper eye protection to
keep debris from blowing into eyes.
LUBRICATION
All the motor bearings in this tool are lubricated with a
sufficient amount of high grade lubricant for the life of
the unit under normal operating conditions; therefore, no
further bearing lubrication is required.
Lubricate the following as necessary:
/, but do not
Chop pivot: Apply light machine oil to points indicated
in illustration.
NOTE: To reinstall th_
s, first make sure
the brushes go back in the v
came out. This will
avoid a break-in period that reduces motor performance
and increases wear.
Chop PIv
Fig, LL
o_
Fig. KK
Central pivot of plastic guard: Use light household
oil (sewing machine oil ) on metal-to-metal or metal-toplastic guard contact areas as required for smooth, quiet
operation. Avoid excessive oil, to which sawdust will
cling.
\
2
Fig. MM
Central pivot of
plastic guard
IA WARNING I
To avoid injury from accidental starting, always turn switch OFF and unplug the tool before moving, replacing
the blade or making adjustments.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Brake does not
stop blade within 6
seconds•
GUIDE - MOTOR
PROBLEM CAUSE
SUGGESTED CORRECTIVE ACTION
• Motor brushes not sealed or lightly
sticking.
2. Motor brake overheated from use of
defective or wrong size blade or rapid
Inspect/clean/replace brushes• See
MAINTENANCE section.
2. Use a recommended blade. Let cool down. See
REMOVING OR INSTALLING THE BLADE
section.
ON/OFF cycling.
3. Arbor bolt loose.
4. Other.
Motor does not start
1•
Retighten. See REMOVING OR INSTALLING
THE BLADE section.
4. Sears Service Center•
1. Check fuse or circuit breaker• See ELECTRICAL
REQUIREMENTS section.
2. Replace brushes. See MAINTENANCE section•
3•
• Fuse Blown
2. Brush worn.
3. Other.
3. Sears Service Center•
Brush spark when
switch released.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Blade hits table.
Angle of cut not
accurate. Can not
1. Replace Brushes. See MAINTENANCE
2. See Sears Service Center.
. Brush worn.
2. Other.
GUIDE - SAW OPERATION
PROBLEM CAUSE
SUGGESTED CORRECTIVE ACTION
. Misalignment.
1. See ADJUSTMENT
. Miter table unlocked.
2. Sawdust under table,
Cutting arm will not
fully raise, or blade
guard won't fully
close.
Blade binds, jams,
- Cutting Arm Travel section.
1. See OPERATION - Miter Angle Adjustment
section.
adjust miter.
Cutting arm wobbles.
section.
2. Vacuum or blow out dust. WEAR EYE
PROTECTION.
1. See ADJUSTMENT - Cutting Arm Travel section.
. Loose pivot points.
. Part failure.
1. Sears Service Center.
2. Pivot spring not replaced properly
after service.
3. Sawdust build-up.
. Improper operation.
2. Sears Service Center.
3. Clean and lubricate moving parts.
1. See BASIC SAW OPERATION section.
burns wood.
2. Dull blade.
3. Improper blade size.
4. Warped blade.
2. Replace or sharpen blade.
3. Replace with 10 in. diameter blade.
4. Replace blade.
Saw vibrates or
shakes.
. Saw blade not round.
2. Saw blade damaged.
1. Replace blade.
2. Replace blade.
3. Saw blade loose.
4. Other.
3. Tighten arbor bolt.
4. Sears Service Center.
26
10 in. COMPOUND
MITER SAW
MODEL NO. 137.212520
I A WARNING I
When servicing use only CRAFTSMAN replacement
parts. Use of any other parts many create a HAZARD or cause product damage, Any
attempt to repair or replace electrical parts on this Miter Saw may create a HAZARD unless repair is done by a qualified service technician.
Repair service is available at your nearest Sears Service Center.
PARTS LIST FOR SAW SCHEMATIC
I.D.
Descfip|ion
0831
SHAFT
0833
LEVER
0836
PC
0841
HANDLE
08U
TABLE
082Q
LOCK
083S
Size
QTY
QTY
I.D.
Description
3KDJ
CR.
RE. PAN
HD.
SCREW
M5_0.8
12
3KDR
CR.
RE. PAN
HD
SCREW
M5"0.8
l0
3KMS
HEX
3KQW
LOCK
INSERT
_KQX
NUT
NUT
3KQY
LUCK
TRIGGER
3KQZ
083V
HANDLE
083X
BUTTON
083Y
COMPRESSION
083Z
CORD
084C
HANDLE
SEAT
084D
HANDLE
SEAT
084K
084M
084Q
COMPRESSION
084S
TILTING
084V
ELBOW
084W
WARNING
085C
FOLLOWER
085D
SLIDE
085E
0BD1
0CES
COMPRESSION
0CKS
SPRING
0CV5
DUST
0D7W
CLEVIS
0D7X
SHAFT
0D7Z
KNOB
0D99
SHIM
0D9A
ANCHOR
0DT4
ROLLING
0DT7
BEARING
0DTH
CENTER
0DVJ
HEX.
0FHE
COMPRESSION
0J4E
FLAT
WASHER
_p613
0J4N
FLAT
WASHER
_p1630
0J4Z
FLAT
WASHER
0J53
FLAT
WASHER
0J6A
FLAT
WASHER
_p816
0J78
FLAT
WASH
1/4"
0J7K
FLAT
WASHER
3/8"29/32
0J7R
FLAT
WASHER
1/2"1
0J80
FLAT
WASHER
5/32"13/32
0J95
0JAZ
SPRING
WASHER
WAVE
WASHER
0JB3
WAVE
0JEM
C
0JET
0JEV
0JFB
SELF LOCKING
0JMM
O RING
0JMQ
O RING
0JUD
HEX.
SOC.
HD.
CAP
BOLT
M50.8
20
0JUK
HEX.
SOC.
HD.
CAP
BOLT
M61.0
0JVD
HEX.
SOC.
HD.
CAP
BOLT
0JXC
HEX.
SOC.
SET SCREW
0JZF
HEX.
SOC.
0JZ7
HEX.
SOC.
0JZN
ARBOR
0K2L
HEX.SOCKET
0K2N
HEX SOC.
0K42
CR.RE.
0K72
CR.
RE. TRUSS HD.
0K7K
CR.
RE. ROUND
0K7Z
CR.
RE. TRUSS
0KA6
CR.RE.
PAN
HD.
TAPPING
SCREW
M512
0KAD
CR.RE.
PAN
HD.
TAPPING
SCREW
M40.7
0KB7
CR.RE.
PAN
HD.
TAPPING
SCREW
M4XI
0KB8
CR.RE.
PAN
HD.
TAPPING
SCREW
M4XI8
0KB9
CR.RE.
PAN
HD.
TAPPING
SCREW
0KBC
CR.RE.
PAN
HD.
TAPPING
0KBM
CR.RE.
PAN
HD.
TAPPING
0KD5
CR.
RE. PAN
HD.
SCREW
0KDG
CR.
RE. PAN
HD.
SCREW
SLEEVE
#6
GUARD
Size
NUT
M6*I.0T
NUT
T 5
M6"1.0
T 6
M8 _1.25
T 8
NUT
M10_1.5
T
3KR0
NUT
M12_1.75
3KR1
LUCK
NUT
M16_2.0
_KR3
LOCK
NUT
M6
_KR4
LOCK
NUT
M81.25
)K_I
CABLE
)KUX
TERMINAL
SET PLATE
}KWT
LEAD
STOP
)LSA
POWER
SWITCH
SPRING
CLAMP
#AW
CLAMP
)LU2
SPRING
SCALE
)QQ
NUT
5
M5"0.8
GUARD
LOCK
HANDLE
3STZ
TRADE
2145
HANDLE
2146
LASER
SPACER
20KY
TORSION
CUSHION
20S3
LOCKING
21EF
SPRING
23TE
POINTER
25TE
FENCE
#23
25TF
FENCE
#23
25V2
KNOB
25V3
KNOB
25Z6
LOCKING
HANDLE
26LR
WARNING
LABEL
26LU
WARNING
26NH
SPECIAL
2794
TRADE
272Y
BOLT
27BC
SAFETY
27FG
LOCKING
3
27NB
ARBOR
_pl 2X20
3
27NH
ASSIST
_p8.4_24
2
28N2
BATTERY
290M
CAUTION
29TP
CAUTION
2A47
HEX
2A9X
TENSION
PLATE
2AH6
LOCKING
ROD
2AH7
COMPRESSION
2AHC
SHAFT
2AHE
SPECIAL
2AHL
SET PLATE
E RING
2AHV
PLUNGER
E RING
2AHX
SLIDE
2A J3
CLAMP
2C88
BLADE
2CY7
FOLLOWER
PLATE(LEFT)
#AW
16
2CYW
2CYX
EXTENSION
EXTENSION
TABLE(RIGHT)
TABLE
#AW
#AW
MBX08
35
2D69
FENCE
M61.0
20
2D4D
SCALE
SET SCREW
M61.0
10
2DBM
PIN
SET SCREW
M61.0
30
2DBR
HEX
20
2DE8
UPER TUBE
30
2DMW
SCREW
25
2DS1
UPER TUBE
2DS2
NEEDLE
POINTER
PEGULATOR
PLATE
SPRING
WIRE
BAG
ASS'Y
PIN
HANDLE
BLOCK
WHEEL
BOLT
WRENCH
#6
SPRING
ER
]
2.5
1/2
3/32
5/64
3/64
3/64
_p6
WASHER
RING
RING
BOLT
M81.25
HD.CAP
HD.
PAN
CAP
HD.
SCREWS
SCREW
ROUND
25
M81.25
& WASHER
M61.0
SCREW
WASHER
HD.
MSXI
SCREW
30
ASSAY
MARK
LABEL
ASS'Y
ASS'Y
SPRING
HANDLE
LABEL
MARK
LABEL
CLAMP
ASS'Y
HANDLE
FENCE
#AW
LABEL
LABEL(LASER)
HD.
SCREW
M6"1.0
12
BOLT
HANDLE
PLATE
HANDLE
HD.
SCREW
#AW
AND
WASHER
M6_1.0
#6
STOP
#6
12
2DWM
BASE
M61.0
14
2E1E
LOCKING
10
2E1G
NEEDLE
8
2E3J
MOTOR
8 16
2E3L
HOUSING
20
2E3X
DUST
MBXI
_ l 0
2ED_
CAUTION
LABEL
SCREW
M516
25
2ED7
CAUTION
LABEL
SCREW
M418
28
2ED8
LABEL
M40.7
6
2EDK
INSTRUCTION
2EKH
TABLE
6
WASHER
SPRING
M61.0
M5"0.8
AND
PIVOT
ANGLE
SCREW
ASS'Y
COLLAR
2DS3
NECK
ASSAY
NUT
12
SCREW
ASSAY
GUARD
M5X08
HD.
6
LIMIT SWITCH
1
(RIGHT}
#23
#AW
#AW
HANDLE
POINTER
ASSAY
(LEFT)
#23
ASS'Y
COLLECTOR
ASS'Y
MANUAL
#AW
12
16
T 8
ASSAY
CORD
PLATE
1.0T
CABLE
3S2X
LABEL
T
CLAMP
WIRE
lO
T
16
10 in. COMPOUND
MITER SAW
MODEL NO. 137.212520
SCHEMATIC FOR SAW
.OKBC4
083Y
085X
084_
b_
084M
.OJET
083v
//
2ED8
OJUK
_0841
28N2
_2794
/
OJZF2
OKQW
29TP
OKR3
OK7Z
}
_ _=f
2145'
290M
2E3X
21EF
+_
0836
OD[7
ODT4
OJFB
OJEM
OJMM
OKRI
0KD5_
OD7Z
/2EIG
_DS2
/
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10 in. COMPOUND
MITER SAW
PARTS LIST AND SCHEMATIC
MODEL NO. 137.212520
FOR MOTOR
I.D.
1100
1102
0HV8
0HVU
0HX9
0gX2
0K56
0KCM
0KLA
0KWM
0PLT
0Q9K
0QGR
0QME
0QMK
0QMR
0QMY
0QMZ
0QQS
0QQT
0QR0
Description
GEAR BOX COVER
SPRING PIN
BALL BEARING
BALL BEARING
NEEDLE BEARING
HEX.-SOC SETSCREW
CR. RE. COUNT HD. SCREW
CR.-RE.PAN HD. AP. SCREW & WASHER
PLASTIC SCREW
LEAD WIRE ASS'Y -RED
BEARING COVER
FLOW GUIDE
COMPRESSION SPRING
BRACKET STOP
RUBBER CAP
ARMATURE ASS'Y
PROTECTOR WIRE
MOTOR HOUSING
BRUSH HOLDER ASS'Y
BRUSHASS'Y
BRUSH COVER
0QR2
0QYW
110A
110C
BEARING BUSHING
FIELD ASS'Y
CR.-RE.PAN HD.TAPPING SCREW & WASHER
ARBOR SHAFT ASS'Y
2DVD
ARM
Size
QTY
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
4
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
cp4-36
6201Z LU
6200ZZ
M5"0.8-6
M5"0.8-12
M5"6-35
M5"0.8-6
1
2
2
2
1
1
2
1
M5"12-55
1
IIOA 2
OHV8
OKWM
OQMR
J
OKCM
OQMZ
4
10 in. COMPOUND
MITER SAW
MODEL NO. 137.212520
PARTS LIST AND SCHEMATIC FOR STAND
I.D.
093B
0J4F
0KE3
0KRR
0STZ
2A10
2E19
2E1A
2E1B
2E1C
2E1D
Description
FOOT PAD
FLAT WASHER
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
SERRATED TOOTHED HEXAGON
TRADE-MARK LABEL
CAP HD. S©.NECK BOLT
BOTTOM SUPPORT BRACKET
BOTTOM SUPPORT BRACKET
UPPER SUPPORT
UPPER SUPPORT
BRACKET
Size
8 * 16-2.5
M8* 1.25-35
M8* 1.25 T=7.5
FLANGE NUT
M8"0.25-12
0KE34
0J4F4
2E1B2\
2E1C2
2A10/6
0KRR2o
0STZ
2E192
2EIA2
2E1 D4
093B4
J
QTY
4
4
4
20
1
16
2
2
2
2
4
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