Harbor Freight Tools 41711 User's Manual

3 in 1 Heavy Duty
Tile Cutter
Model 41711
Assembly & Operating Instructions
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Copyright 2000 by Harbor Freight Tools. All Rights Reserved.
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SPECIFICATIONS MODEL # 41711 TILE CUTTER
Base Material:
Base Size:
Guide Support:
Guide Bars:
Guide Bar Length:
Cutter Fixture::
Straight Cutter Wheel:
Straight Capacity:
Cutter Handle:
Circle Cutter:
Circle Dimension:
Cutting Tip:
Miter and Fence:
Adjustment:
Net Weight:
Steel Plate, 13 ga.
7-3/4”W x 27-1/2”L
Cast Aluminum
3/4” Steel Tube
25-1/2”
Cast Aluminum (3 pcs.)
Hardened Steel
15-3/4”
1/2” Steel Tube x 12” L
Cast Aluminum
1-3/16” Min, 3-1/4” Max.
Carbide
Cast Aluminum
0O to 45O (5O increments)
13.85 Lbs.
FEATURES OF THIS TOOL
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Sturdy cast aluminum and steel construction will deliver a long service life.
Large capacity straight cuts up to 17” long and circles up to 3-1/4”.
Convenient built-in breaker.
Handy circle cutter will cut circles as small as 1-3/16” and as large as 3-1/4”.
Built in measurement scales for tile width, cut angle, and circle cut dimension.
SAVE THIS MANUAL
You will need this manual for the safety warnings and cautions, assembly instructions, operating
procedures, maintenance procedures, trouble shooting, parts list, and diagram. Keep your invoice
with this manual. Write the invoice number on the inside of the front cover. Keep both this manual
and your invoice in a safe, dry place for future reference.
NOTICE
The Warnings, Cautions, and Instructions discussed in this instruction manual cannot
cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. It must be understood by
the operator that common sense and caution are factors which cannot be built into this
product, but must be supplied by the operator.
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SAFETY WARNING & CAUTIONS
WARNING: When using shop equipment, basic safety precautions should
always be followed to reduce the risk of personal injury and hazards.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS TOOL!
1.
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas invite injuries.
2.
OBSERVE WORK AREA CONDITIONS. Do not use tools in damp, wet, or poorly lit locations.
Don’t expose to rain. Keep work area well lit. Do not use electrically powered equipment in the
presence of flammable gases or liquids.
3.
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. Children must never be allowed in the work area. Do not let them
handle machines, tools, or equipment.
4.
STORE IDLE EQUIPMENT. When not in use, tools must be locked up in a dry location to inhibit
rust. Always lock up tools and keep out of reach of children.
5.
DO NOT FORCE THE TOOL. It will do the job better and more safely at the rate for which it
was intended. Do not use inappropriate attachments in an attempt to exceed the tool’s capacities.
6.
USE THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB. Do not use a tool for a purpose for which it was not
intended.
7.
DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry, as they can be caught in moving
parts. Non-skid footwear is recommended. Wear restrictive hair covering to contain long hair.
Always wear appropriate work clothing.
8.
USE EYE, EAR AND BREATHING PROTECTION. Always wear ANSI approved impact safety
goggles if you are producing metal filings or wood chips. Wear an ANSI approved dust mask or
respirator when working around metal, wood, and chemical dusts and mists. Use ANSI approved
ear protection when working in a loud or noisy environment.
9.
DO NOT OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Do not reach over or
across running machines.
10.
MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp and clean for better and safer performance.
Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories. Control handles must be kept clean,
dry, and free from oil and grease at all times.
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11.
STAY ALERT. Watch what you are doing. Do not operate any machinery when you are tired.
12.
DO NOT OPERATE MACHINERY WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL,
DRUGS, OR PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES.
13.
CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS. Before using any tool, any part that appears damaged should
be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its intended function.
Check for alignment and binding of moving parts, any broken parts or mounting fixtures, and any
other condition that may affect proper operation. Any part that is damaged should be properly
repaired or replaced by a qualified technician.
14.
REPLACEMENT PARTS AND ACCESSORIES. When servicing, use only identical replacement
parts, available from Harbor Freight Tools. Use of any other parts will void the warranty.
SPECIAL WARNINGS WHEN USING THIS TILE CUTTER
Using this Tool may create special hazards.
Take particular care to safeguard yourself and those around you.
Do not exceed the material thickness limitation. You can make straight cuts in tiles up to 5/8”
thick, and cut holes in tiles up to 3/8” thick with this machine. Attempting to cut thicker material may
cause damage to the machine and potential personal injury.
Crushing and Marring. Using excessive force on the lever, or using dull or dirty cutter wheels can
cause damage to your workpiece. Before cutting any material with this tool, assure that the cutting wheel
or tip is in good condition. When moving the handle, assure that the pressure applied is appropriate to the
thickness and hardness of the tile being scored.
Guiding and Supporting Materials. Materials must be supported while scoring, or breaking.
Wear Eye protective glasses when operating this tool. Occasionally splinters or shards may split off
and be ejected whil using this tool. Protect your eyes to prevent injury.
Avoid injury to your hands and fingers. Keep your hands away from the moving and cutting parts of this
tool during operation.
NOTICE: No list of warnings can be all inclusive. The operator must supply
common sense, and operate this tool in a safe manner.
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ASSEMBLY
Your Tile Cutter is mostly assembled when you receive it. Please complete the assembly as follows.
Install the Bottom Feet.
1.
Slide each Bottom Foot (#T) onto the lower corners of
the Base (#V). Attach each one with the bolts, nuts, and
washers supplied. Tighten the fasteners firmly.
Install the Circle Cutter.
Your tile cutter comes set up for making straight cuts.
Whenever you wish to make circle cuts, you must install the
circle cutter. Remove the circle cutter when finished.
1.
Raise the Handle (#H) and slide the mechanism away
from the circle cutter area towards the Buffer Sleeves (#L).
2.
Remove the nut and washer from the Pressing Plate (#E),
be careful not to lose these parts.
3.
Place the circle cutter mechanism onto the Tracks (#M)
with the Press Handle (#A) pointed to the right, away
from the Buffer Sleeve portion of the tool. Align the drill
point of the circle cutter with the center of the hole in the
Base.
4.
Place the Pressing Plate (#E) under the tracks and circle
cutter assembly, with the threaded rod inserted upward
through the hole in the base of the circle cutting assembly.
Re-install the nut and washer and tighten.
Install the try square.
Depending on the model you purchased, the try
square may install with the arm extension of the try square
either to the front of the tool, or to the rear. Both versions
work equally well. The measuring scales on your tool also
may be marked either in millimeters or inches.
1.
Position the try square (#U) with the molded-in scale
markings upward. Place the slotted arm of the try square
over the guide on the base of the tool. Secure the try
square in place with the Wing Nut (#Q).
Figure 1. Foot Assembly.
Figure 2. Hole Cutter Assembly.
OPERATION
The basic cutting operation is accomplished by scoring the tile in the desired location, and breaking it. This process is similar to scoring and cutting glass.
NOTE: It’s a good idea to make a few practice cuts on your tile before attempting to make finish cuts.
Use a sturdy workbench, or else place the machine on the floor to increase your leverage.
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Making a straight cut.
1.
Mark the desired cut on each tile piece using a grease pencil
or washable marker.
2.
Lift the Handle (#H), and place the tile on the EVA Cushion
(#W) against the Graduation Ruler (#R) and Try Square (#U).
3.
Align the mark on the tile with the direction of movement of
the cutting wheel, and position the tile so the cutting wheel
will move along the mark.
4.
Lift the handle until the Cutting Wheel contacts the tile at one
edge of the tile. While pulling up, move the handle so the
cutting wheel rolls along the tile from edge to edge, scoring
the tile along the marked line.
5.
After scoring the tile, slide the handle back until the Breaking
Part (#K) is centered over the tile, and lower the handle to
press the Breaking Part (#K) onto the tile. Be sure that the
score is aligned with the center line of the tile cutter, and the
breaking part is in approximately the center of the tile,
straddling the score.
6.
Press the Handle down in a steady pressure until the tile
breaks. Remove the broken pieces from the tile cutter.
Figure 3. Cutting Wheel
& Tile Breaker.
Using the Graduated Rule to Make Angled Cuts.
1.
Lift the Handle. Loosen the Wing Nut (#Q) on the Graduated Ruler (#R). Turn the Graduated Ruler to the desired
cutting angle. Read the angle by comparing the markings on
the ruler with the arrow marker.
2.
When the desired angle has been set, re-tighten the Wing Nut.
3.
Place the tile against the graduated ruler, and proceed to cut
as described above. The resulting cut will be at the pre-set angle.
Using the Try Square to Cut Tiles to a Measured Width,
and to Make Repeatable Cuts of the Same Width.
1.
Loosen the Clamp (#S), and slide the Try Square (#U)
to the desired width of the finished cut tile. You may read the
finished dimension by comparing the scale markings on the
Try Square to the arrow on the tool. Retighten the Clamp.
2.
Place the tile against the Graduation Ruler, and against the
Try Square. Cut the tile in the usual way. You can make
repeated cuts of the same size, if desired.
3.
You may also mark a tile for a desired width, place it on the
cutter, and adjust the try square against the edge of the tile.
Additional tiles may then be cut to the same dimension.
TIP: Do not cut too many tiles to the same size without test
installing them in your workplace. Small variations in actual
construction of walls, floors, and counter tops which may not be
immediately apparent may require you to adjust the cut dimension of tiles as you work.
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Figure 4. Setting the Graduated Rule.
Figure 5. Using the Try Square.
Making a Circle Cut.
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6.
Assemble the circle cutter assembly onto the tool as
previously discussed.
On the tile, mark the center point of the circle, and measure
or mark the circumference of the intended circle cut.
Squeeze the Press Handle (#A) downward, lifting the drill
point and knife body above the level of the cutter base.
Place the tile on the EVA cushion, with the centerpoint of the
circle directly under the center drill of the circle cutter.
Release the Press Handle slowly, and adjust the tile to
carefully align the Triangle Drill (#G) with the enter point of
the hole marked on your tile.
Loosen the nut on the Knife Body (#F), and slide the
knife body until the knife point aligns with the circumference
you have marked on the tile. Retighten the nut.
Holding the tile firmly onto the EVA Cushion, rotate the
Crank (#B) clockwise to drill into the tile, and cut
the circle. Continue rotating the crank until the circle has
been completely cut through the tile.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS
PROVIDED THE PARTS DIAGRAM IN THIS MANUAL
AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY: NEITHER THE
MANUFACTURER NOR DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY
REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND
TO THE BUYER THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO
MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT OR THAT
HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE ANY PARTS
OF THE PRODUCT: IN FACT THE MANUFACTURER
A ND/OR DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY STATES
THATALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS
SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND
LICENSED TECHNICIANS AND NOT BY THE BUYER.
THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY
ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE
ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS
THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
Figure 6. Adjusting the Circle Scale.
Figure 7. Locating the Tile Before
Releasing the Press Handle.
Figure 8. Turning the Crank to
Cut a Circle Hole.
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MODEL # 41711 TILE CUTTER
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MODEL # 41711 TILE CUTTER PARTS LIST
Part #
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
Description
Press Handle
Crank
Housing
Hole Cutter
Pressing Plate
Knife Body
Triangle Drill
Handle Rod
Sliding Frame
Cutting Wheel
Breaking Part
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Quantity
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Part # Description
Quantity
L
Buffer Sleeve
2
M
Tracks
2
N
Track Holders
2
O
Hex Head Bolts
4
P
Washer Sets
4
Q
Wing Nut
1
R
Graduation Ruler
1
S
Clamp
1
T
Bottom Feet w/ hardware
4
U
Try Square
1
V
Base
1
W
EVA Cushion
2
X Cutting Wheel Frame
1
Rev 03a, REV 07j