Ryobi TS1351 Operator`s manual

OPERATOR'S MANUAL
10 in. (254 mm) Compound Miter Saw
Model TS1351 - Double Insulated
33.9
30
15
1
.5
30
31.62
45
45
5
15
31.62
30
22.5
Your new Miter Saw has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi's high standards for dependability, ease of
operation, and operator safety. Properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator's manual.
Thank you for buying a Ryobi tool.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction and Product Specifications ...........................................................................................................................2
Rules for Safe Operation .............................................................................................................................................. 3-6
Glossary of Terms .............................................................................................................................................................6
Unpacking and Tools Needed ......................................................................................................................................... 7
Loose Parts .......................................................................................................................................................................8
Features ...................................................................................................................................................................... 9-11
Assembly ................................................................................................................................................................... 12-15
Adjustments .............................................................................................................................................................. 16-19
Operation .................................................................................................................................................................. 19-26
Maintenance .................................................................................................................................................................. 27
Parts Ordering/Service .................................................................................................................................................. 28
INTRODUCTION
Your saw has many features for making cutting operations
more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and
dependability have been given top priority in the design of
this saw making it easy to maintain and operate.
CAUTION:
Carefully read through this entire operator's manual
before using your new saw. Pay close attention to the
Rules for Safe Operation, and all Safety Alert Symbols
including Danger, Warning and Caution. If you use your
saw properly and only for what it is intended, you will
enjoy years of safe, reliable service.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Blade Arbor
5/8 in. (16 mm)
Blade Diameter
10 in. (254 mm)
Rating
120 volts, 60Hz, AC Only
No Load Speed
5000 RPM
Input
15 Amperes
Net Weight
29.92 lbs. (13.6 kg.)
WARNING:
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Before beginning tool operation, always wear safety goggles or safety
glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed. We recommend Wide Vision Safety
Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always wear eye
protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions.
It means attention!!! Your safety is involved.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and the explanations
with them, deserve your careful attention and understanding. The safety warnings do not by themselves eliminate any
danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures.
SYMBOL
MEANING
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL:
Indicates danger, warning or caution. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs.
DANGER: Failure to obey a safety warning will result in serious injury to yourself or to others. Always
follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
WARNING: Failure to obey a safety warning can result in serious injury to yourself or to others. Always
follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
CAUTION: Failure to obey a safety warning may result in property damage or personal injury to yourself
or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal
injury.
Note:
Advises you of information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment.
SAFETY AND INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS
This operator's manual describes safety and international symbols and pictographs that may appear on this product.
Read the operator's manual for complete safety, assembly, operating and maintenance, and repair information.
SYMBOL
MEANING
• Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.
NO HANDS SYMBOL
• Failure to keep your hands away from the blade
will result in serious personal injury.
DOUBLE INSULATION
IMPORTANT
Your Ryobi power tool is double insulated. This means you
are separated from the tool's electrical system by two
complete sets of electrical insulation. This extra layer of
insulation is intended to protect the user from electrical shock
due to a break in the wiring insulation. All exposed metal
parts are isolated from the internal metal motor components
with protecting insulation. Double insulated tools do not need
to be grounded.
Servicing of a tool with double insulation requires extreme
care and knowledge of the system and should be performed
only by a qualified service technician. For service we suggest
you return the tool to your nearest RYOBI AUTHORIZED
SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing use only
identical Ryobi replacement parts.
WARNING:
The double insulated system is intended to protect the
user from shock resulting from a break in the tool's
internal wiring. Observe all normal safety precautions
related to avoiding electrical shock.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to operate this tool until you have read
thoroughly and understand completely all instructions,
safety rules, etc., contained in this manual. Failure to
comply can result in accidents involving fire, electric
shock, or serious personal injury. Save operator's manual
and review frequently for continuing safe operation, and
instructing others who may use this tool.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
Safe operation of this power tool requires that you read and
understand this operator's manual and all labels affixed to
the tool. Safety is a combination of common sense, staying
alert, and knowing how your miter saw works.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
■ KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read the operator's
manual carefully. Learn the saw's applications and limitations as well as the specific potential hazards related to
this tool.
■ GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK by preventing body contact with grounded surfaces such as pipes,
radiators, ranges, refrigerator enclosures.
■ KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in good working order.
■ REMOVE WRENCHES AND ADJUSTING KEYS. Get in
the habit - before turning on tool - that hex keys and
adjusting wrenches are removed from tool.
■ KEEP THE WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered work areas
and work benches invite accidents. DO NOT leave tools
or pieces of wood on the saw while it is in operation.
■ DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS. Do
not use power tools near gasoline or other flammable
liquids, in damp or wet locations, or expose them to rain.
Keep the work area well lit.
■ KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. All visitors
should wear safety glasses and be kept a safe distance
from work area. Do not let visitors contact tool or extension cord while operating.
■ MAKE WORKSHOP CHILDPROOF with padlocks and
master switches or by removing starter keys.
■ DO NOT FORCE THE TOOL it will do the job better and
safer at the rate for which it was designed.
■ USE THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB. Do not force the
tool or attachment to do a job it was not designed for. Use
it only the way it was intended.
■ USE THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make sure
your extension cord is in good condition. Use only a cord
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. A wire gage
size (A.W.G.) of at least 14 is recommended for an
extension cord 25 feet or less in length. If in doubt, use the
next heavier gage. The smaller the gage number, the
heavier the cord.
■ INSPECT TOOL CORDS AND EXTENSION CORDS
PERIODICALLY and, if damaged, have repaired at your
nearest authorized service center. Stay constantly aware
of cord location and keep it well away from the moving
blade.
■ DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing, gloves,
neckties, rings, bracelets, or other jewelry that can get
caught and draw you into moving parts. Nonslip footwear
is recommended. Also wear protective hair covering to
contain long hair.
■ ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WITH SIDE
SHIELDS. Everyday eyeglasses have only impact-resistant lenses; they are NOT safety glasses.
■ WEAR A DUST MASK to keep from inhaling fine particles.
■ PROTECT YOUR HEARING. Wear hearing protection
during extended periods of operation.
■ 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.
■ DO NOT OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
■ MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp and
clean for better and safer performance. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
■ DISCONNECT ALL TOOLS. When not in use, before
servicing, or when changing attachments, all tools should
be disconnected.
■ AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. Be sure switch is off
when plugging in any tool.
■ USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult the
operator's manual for recommended accessories. The
use of improper accessories may case risk of injury.
■ NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury could occur if
the tool is tipped or if the blade is unintentionally contacted.
■ CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before using 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 must be
properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service
center to avoid risk of personal injury.
■ NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED, TURN
THE POWER OFF. Do not leave tool until it comes to a
complete stop.
■ FIRMLY CLAMP OR BOLT your miter saw to a workbench or table at approximately hip height.
■ USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES. Use the right blade
size, style and cutting speed for material and type of cut.
Do not use blades with incorrect size holes. Never use
blade washers or blade bolts that are defective or incorrect. The maximum blade capacity of your saw is 10 in.
■ KEEP BLADES CLEAN, SHARP, AND WITH SUFFICIENT SET. Sharp blades minimize stalling and kickback.
■ DO NOT REMOVE THE SAW'S BLADE GUARDS.
Never operate the saw with any guard or cover removed.
Make sure all guards are operating properly before each
use.
■ KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA. Do not
reach underneath work or in blade cutting path with
hands and fingers for any reason. Always turn power off.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
■ BLADE COASTS AFTER BEING TURNED OFF.
■ DO NOT ABUSE CORD. Never yank cord to disconnect
it from receptacle. Keep cord from heat, oil, and sharp
edges.
■ USE ONLY OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORDS. Use only
extension cords with the marking "Acceptable for use with
outdoor appliances; store cords indoors while not in use".
Use extension cords with an electrical rating not less than
the saw's rating. Always disconnect the extension cord
from the outlet before disconnecting the product from the
extension cord.
■ DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT TURN IT
ON AND OFF. Have defective switches replaced by an
authorized service center.
■ KEEP TOOL DRY, CLEAN, AND FREE FROM OIL AND
GREASE. Always use a clean cloth when cleaning. Never
use brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum-based products, or
any solvents to clean tool.
■ ALWAYS SUPPORT LONG WORKPIECES while cutting to minimize risk of blade pinching and kickback. Saw
may slip, walk or slide while cutting long or heavy boards.
■ BEFORE MAKING A CUT, be sure all adjustments are
secure.
■ BE SURE BLADE PATH IS FREE OF NAILS. Inspect for
and remove all nails from lumber before cutting.
■ NEVER TOUCH BLADE or other moving parts during
use for any reason.
■ BE SURE THE BLADE CLEARS THE WORKPIECE.
Never start the saw with the blade touching the workpiece.
Allow motor to come up to full speed before starting cut.
■ MAKE SURE MITER TABLE AND SAW ARM (BEVEL
FUNCTION) ARE LOCKED IN POSITION BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SAW. Lock the miter table by securely
tightening the miter lock handle. Lock the saw arm (bevel
function) by securely tightening the bevel lock knob.
■ NEVER USE A LENGTH STOP ON THE FREE SCRAP
END OF A CLAMPED WORKPIECE. NEVER hold onto
or bind the free scrap end of the workpiece in any
operation. If a work clamp and length stop are used
together, they must both be installed on the same side of
the saw table to prevent the saw from catching the loose
end and kicking up.
■ NEVER cut more than one piece at a time. DO NOT
STACK more than one workpiece on the saw table at a
time.
■ NEVER PERFORM ANY OPERATION FREEHAND. Always place the workpiece to be cut on the miter table and
position it firmly against the fence as a backstop. Always
use the fence.
■ NEVER reach behind, under, or within three inches of the
blade and its cutting path with your hands and fingers for
any reason.
■ NEVER hand hold a workpiece that is too small to be
clamped. Keep hands clear of the no hands zone.
■ NEVER reach to pick up a workpiece, a piece of scrap, or
anything else that is in or near the cutting path of the
blade.
■ AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS AND HAND POSITIONS where a sudden slip could cause your hand to
move into the blade. ALWAYS make sure you have good
balance. NEVER operate your miter saw on the floor or in
a crouched position.
■ NEVER stand or have any part of your body in line with
the path of the saw blade.
■ ALWAYS release the power switch and allow the saw
blade to stop rotating before raising it out of the workpiece.
■ DO NOT TURN THE MOTOR SWITCH ON AND OFF
RAPIDLY. This could cause the saw blade to loosen and
could create a hazard. Should this ever occur, stand clear
and allow the saw blade to come to a complete stop.
Disconnect your saw from the power supply and securely
retighten the blade bolt.
■ REPLACEMENT PARTS. All repairs, whether electrical
or mechanical, should be made at your nearest authorized service center.
■ WHEN SERVICING, use only identical Ryobi replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard
or cause product damage.
■ NEVER USE THIS TOOL IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE. Normal sparking of the motor could ignite
fumes.
■ POLARIZED PLUGS. To reduce the risk of electric
shock, this tool 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.
■ IF ANY PART OF THIS MITER SAW IS MISSING or
should break, bend, or fail in any way, or should any
electrical component fail to perform properly, shut off the
power switch, remove the miter saw plug from the power
source and have damaged, missing, or failed parts replaced before resuming operation.
■ DO NOT OPERATE THIS TOOL WHILE UNDER THE
INFLUENCE OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL, OR ANY MEDICATION.
■ ALWAYS STAY ALERT! Do not allow familiarity (gained
from frequent use of your saw) to cause a careless
mistake. ALWAYS REMEMBER that a careless fraction
on a second is sufficient to inflict serious injury.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
■ STAY ALERT AND EXERCISE CONTROL. Watch what
you are doing and use common sense. Do not operate
tool when you are tired. Do not rush.
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:
■ MAKE SURE THE WORK AREA HAS AMPLE LIGHTING to see the work and that no obstructions will interfere
with safe operation BEFORE performing any work using
your saw.
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and
other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated
lumber.
■ ALWAYS TURN OFF THE SAW before disconnecting it
to avoid accidental starting when reconnecting to power
supply. NEVER leave the saw unattended while connected to a power source.
■ ALWAYS carry the saw only by the carrying handle.
■ SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. Refer to them frequently
and use them to instruct other users. If you loan someone
this tool, loan them these instructions also.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how
often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure
to these chemicals, work in a well ventilated area and work
with approved safety equipment, such as those dust
masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic
particles.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
GLOSSARY OF TERMS FOR WOODWORKING
Arbor
The shaft on which a blade or cutting tool is mounted.
Bevel Cut
A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle other
than 90˚ to the miter table.
Compound Miter Cut
A compound miter cut is a cut made using a miter angle and
a bevel angle at the same time.
Crosscut
A cutting or shaping operation made across the grain of the
workpiece.
Freehand
Performing a cut without using a fence, vise, fixture, work
clamp, or other proper device to keep the workpiece from
twisting or moving during the cut.
Gum
A sticky, sap based residue from wood products.
Miter Cut
A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle other
than 90˚ to the fence.
No Hands Zone
Area between the marked lines on the left and right side of
the miter table base. This zone is identified by no hands zone
labels placed inside the marked lines on the miter table base.
Resin
A sticky, sap base substance that has hardened.
Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)
The number of turns completed by a spinning object in one
minute.
Saw Blade Path
The area over, under, behind, or in front of the blade. As it
applies to the workpiece, that area which will be, or has been,
cut by the blade.
Set
The distance that the tip of the saw blade tooth is bent (or set)
outward from the face of the blade.
Through Sawing
Any cutting operation where the blade extends completely
through the thickness of the workpiece.
Throw-Back
Throwing of a workpiece in a manner similar to a kickback.
Usually associated with a cause other than the kerf closing,
such as a workpiece not being against the fence, being
dropped into the blade, or being placed inadvertently in
contact with the blade.
Workpiece
The item on which the cutting operation is being done. The
surfaces of a workpiece are commonly referred to as faces,
ends, and edges.
Zero Clearance Throat Plate
A plastic throat plate inserted in the miter table that allows for
blade clearance. When you make your first cut with your
compound miter saw, the saw blade cuts a slot through the
throat plate the exact width of the blade. This provides for a
zero clearance kerf that minimizes workpiece tear-out.
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UNPACKING
Your Compound Miter Saw has been shipped completely
assembled except for the blade, miter lock handle, dust guide
or dust bag, table extensions, work clamp, and stop block.
■ Remove all loose parts from the carton. Separate and
check with the list of loose parts. See Figure 1.
■ Remove the packing materials from around your saw.
■ Carefully lift saw from the carton by the carrying handle
and place it on a level work surface. Although small, this
saw is heavy. To avoid back injury, get help when needed.
■ Do not discard the packing materials until you have
carefully inspected the saw, identified all loose parts, and
satisfactorily operated your new saw.
■ Your saw has been shipped with the saw arm secured in
the down position. To release the saw arm, push down on
top of saw arm and cut the tie-wrap.
■ Lift the saw arm by the handle. Hand pressure should
remain on the saw arm to prevent sudden rise upon
release of the tie wrap.
■ Examine all parts to make sure no breakage or damage
has occurred during shipping.
If any parts are missing, do not attempt to assemble the miter
saw, plug in the power cord, or turn the switch on until the
missing parts are obtained and are installed correctly. Call
1-800-525-2579 in the United States or 1-800-265-6778 in
Canada for assistance if any parts are missing or damaged.
WARNING:
If any parts are missing, do not operate this tool until the
missing parts are replaced. Failure to do so could result
in possible serious personal injury.
TOOLS NEEDED
The following tools (not included) are needed for checking adjustments of your saw or for installing the blade:
6 mm HEX KEY
12 mm COMBINATION WRENCH
COMBINATION
SQUARE
FRAMING SQUARE
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LOOSE PARTS LIST
The following items are included with your Compound Miter Saw:
■ 10 in. (254 mm) Saw Blade
■ Clamp Bracket Screws (2)
■ Miter Lock Handle
■ Table Extensions (2)
■ Dust Bag
■ Work Clamp
■ Dust Guide
■ Blade Wrench
■ Stop Block
■ Operator's Manual
■ Small Wing Screw
■ Warranty Registration Card
■ Clamp Brackets (2)
BLADE WRENCH
DUST BAG
CLAMP BRACKETS
CLAMP
BRACKET SCREWS
DUST GUIDE
SAW BLADE
SMALL
WING SCREW
STOP BLOCK
5
MITER
LOCK HANDLE
WORK CLAMP
TABLE EXTENSIONS
Fig. 1
WARNING: The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous and could cause serious
personal injury.
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FEATURES
KNOW YOUR COMPOUND MITER SAW
10 in. BLADE
See Figure 2.
Before attempting to use your saw, familiarize yourself with
all operating Features and Rules for Safe Operation.
A 10 in. (254 mm) saw blade is included with your compound
miter saw. It is fine for most wood cutting operations, but for
fine joinery cuts or cutting plastic, use one of the accessory
blades available from your nearest dealer.
WARNING:
CUTTING CAPACITIES
Do not allow familiarity with your saw to make you
careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second
is sufficient to inflict severe injury.
When the miter angle (miter table) is set at 0°:
Maximum dimensional lumber sizes: 4 x 4
2x6
When the miter angle (miter table) is set at 45°:
Maximum dimensional lumber size: 2 x 4
15 AMP MOTOR
Your saw has a powerful 15 amp motor with sufficient power
to handle tough cutting jobs. It is made with all ball bearings.
UPPER
BLADE GUARD
SAW ARM
SWITCH TRIGGER
LOWER
BLADE GUARD
DUST GUIDE
BEVEL SCALE
BEVEL
LOCK KNOB
MITER TABLE
33.9
45
30
15
"NO HANDS ZONE"
LABEL
"NO HANDS ZONE"
BOUNDARY LINE
MITER FENCE
MITER SCALE
1
.5
30
31.62
45
BLADE
WRENCH
15
45
31.62
30
22.5
MITER
LOCK HANDLE
CONTROL ARM
MITER
LOCK PLATE
MITER
TABLE FRAME
ZERO CLEARANCE
THROAT PLATE
POSITIVE STOP(S)
Fig. 2
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FEATURES
BLADE WRENCH / STORAGE AREA
SWITCH TRIGGER
See Figure 2.
A blade wrench is packed with your saw. One end of the
wrench is a phillips screwdriver and the other end is a 1/4
in. (6.4 mm) hex key. Use the hex key end when installing
or removing blade and the phillips end when removing or
loosening screws. A storage area for the blade wrench is
located behind the fence.
SPINDLE
LOCK
BUTTON
CARRYING HANDLE
See Figure 3.
For convenience when carrying or transporting your miter
saw from one place to another, a carrying handle has been
provided on top of the saw arm as shown in figure 3. To
transport, turn off and unplug your saw, then lower the saw
arm and lock it in the down position. Lock saw arm by
depressing the lock pin.
MITER LOCK HANDLE
See Figure 3.
The miter lock handle securely locks your saw at desired
miter angles.
Fig. 4
SPINDLE LOCK BUTTON
See Figure 4.
A spindle lock button has been provided for locking the
spindle which keeps the blade in your saw from rotating.
Depress and hold the lock button while installing, changing,
or removing blade only.
SWITCH TRIGGER
CARRYING HANDLE
LOCK
PIN
SAW ARM
PADLOCK
Fig. 5
45
31.62
1
30
TRIGGER LOCK
.
See Figure 5.
To prevent unauthorized use of your compound miter saw,
we suggest that you disconnect it from the power supply and
lock the switch in the off position. To lock the switch, install
a padlock (not included) through the hole in the switch
trigger. A lock with a long shackle up to 19/64 in. (7 mm)
diameter may be used. When the lock is installed and locked,
the switch is inoperable. Store the padlock key in another
location.
15
22.5
30
31.62
45
MITER LOCK
HANDLE
SAW ARM
LOCKED IN DOWN POSITION
Fig. 3
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FEATURES
POSITIVE STOPS ON MITER TABLE
MOUNTING HOLES
Positive stops have been provided at 0°, 15°, 22-1/2°, 30°, and
45°. The 22-1/2° and 45° positive stops have been provided
on both the left and right side of the miter table.
See Figure 6.
Your compound miter saw should be mounted to a firm
supporting surface such as a workbench. Four bolt holes
have been provided in the saw base for this purpose. Each
of the four mounting holes should be bolted securely using
3/8 in. (10 mm) machine bolts, lock washers, and hex nuts
(not included). Bolts should be of sufficient length to accommodate the saw base, lock washers, hex nuts, and the
thickness of the workbench. Tighten all four bolts securely.
The hole pattern is for an 18 in. x 24 in. (457 mm x 610 mm)
workbench. Carefully check the workbench after mounting
to make sure that no movement can occur during use. If any
tipping, sliding, or walking is noted, secure the workbench to
the floor before operating.
BEVEL LOCK KNOB
The bevel lock knob securely locks your compound miter
saw at desired bevel angles. Positive stop adjustment screws
have been provided on each side of the saw arm. These
adjustment screws are for making fine adjustments at 0° and
45°.
ELECTRIC BRAKE
An electric brake has been provided to quickly stop blade
rotation after the switch is released.
MITER FENCE
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
The miter fence on your compound miter saw has been
provided to hold your workpiece securely against when
making all cuts; the left side is also larger providing additional
support.
Your saw has a precision built electric motor. It should be
connected to a power supply that is 120 volts, 60Hz, AC
only (normal household current). Do not operate this tool
on direct current (DC). A substantial voltage drop will cause
a loss of power and the motor will overheat. If your tool does
not operate when plugged into an outlet, double-check the
power supply.
SELF-RETRACTING LOWER BLADE GUARD
The lower blade guard is made of shock-resistant, seethrough plastic that provides protection from each side of the
blade. It retracts over the upper blade guard as the saw is
lowered into the workpiece.
WARNING:
The operation of any saw can result in foreign objects
being thrown into your eyes, which can result in severe
eye damage. Before starting power tool operation, always
wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields
and a full face shield when needed. We recommend wide
vision safety mask for use over eyeglasses or standard
safety glasses with side shields.
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, always assure saw is
fully supported and securely attached to a level work
surface.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this tool or create accessories
not recommended for use with this tool. Any such alteration
or modification is misuse and could result in a hazardous
condition leading to possible serious personal injury.
TRACE HOLES
AT THESE LOCATIONS
FOR HOLE PATTERN
45
45
TRACE HOLES
AT THESE LOCATIONS
FOR HOLE PATTERN
31
.6
30
22.5
15
0
15
22.5
30
.6
31
SAW BASE
MOUNTING SURFACE
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Fig. 6
ASSEMBLY
WARNING:
45
TO
LOOSEN
31.62
30
1
To prevent accidental starting that could cause possible
serious personal injury, assemble all parts, make sure all
adjustments are complete, and make sure all fasteners
are secure before connecting saw to power supply. Saw
should never be connected to power supply when you are
assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or removing blades, or when not in use.
.
15
22.5
MITER LOCK HANDLE
See Figure 7.
To install the miter lock handle, place the threaded stud on
the end of the miter lock handle into the threaded hole in the
control arm under miter table. Turn clockwise to tighten.
TO
TIGHTEN
31.62
45
CONTROL
ARM
MITER
LOCK HANDLE
DUST GUIDE
30
MITER TABLE
Fig.7
UPPER
BLADE GUARD
See Figure 8.
To install the dust guide, place the end over the exhaust port
in the upper blade guard. Turn the guide so that the open
end is facing down.
DUST GUIDE
DUST BAG
See Figure 9.
A dust bag is provided for use on your miter saw. It fits over the
exhaust port on the upper blade guard. To install it, remove
dust guide from exhaust port. Then, squeeze the two metal
clips to open the mouth of the bag and slide it on the exhaust
port. Release the clips. The metal ring in the bag should lock in
between the grooves on the exhaust port. To remove the dust
bag for emptying, simply reverse the above procedure.
EXHAUST PORT
33.9
45
30
Fig. 8
15
WORK CLAMP
See Figure 10.
The work clamp provides greater control by clamping the
workpiece to the fence or the saw table. It also prevents the
workpiece from creeping toward the saw blade. This is very
helpful when cutting compound miters.
Depending on the cutting operation and the size of the
workpiece, it may be necessary to use a C-clamp instead of the
work clamp to secure the workpiece prior to making the cut.
DUST BAG
WARNING:
33.9
45
30
15
Fig. 9
45
15
31.62
30
1
3
45
30
Follow these direction to install the work clamp.
■ Place the shaft of the work clamp in either hole on the saw
table base.
■ Rotate the knob on the work clamp to move it in or out as
needed.
EXHAUST PORT
.5
In some operations, the work clamp assembly may interfere
with the operation of the blade guard assembly. Always make
sure there is no interference with the blade guard prior to
beginning any cutting operation to reduce the risk of serious
personal injury.
5
15
45
31.62
30
22.5
WARNING:
When using any clamp with the stop block, install the clamp
on the same side as the stop block. This will eliminate the
possibility of trapping the workpiece, resulting in the saw
blade and workpiece kicking up. Failure to heed this warning
can result in serious personal injury.
Page 12
WORK CLAMP
MITER
TABLE BASE
Fig. 10
ASSEMBLY
TABLE EXTENSIONS
See Figures 11, 12, and 13.
TABLE
EXTENSION
If you plan to use the stop block, slide the stop block on the
back arm of the desired table extension first.
To install table extensions, insert the ends of extensions into
the holes in the sides of the base. See Figures 12 and 13.
Adjust the extensions to the desired length.
Secure them in place by positioning a clamp bracket under
each table extension beneath the miter table. Orient each
clamp bracket as shown in figure 13.
Secure each clamp bracket in place with a clamp bracket
screw. The clamp bracket screw threads through the clamp
bracket and tightens against bracket support on bottom of
miter table, securing clamp bracket against table extension.
33.9
30
15
1
.5
30
31.62
45
45
5
15
31.62
30
22.5
MITER
SAW BASE
STOP BLOCK
See Figures 11 and 14.
Fig. 12
SAW VIEWED FROM BOTTOM
The stop block is included with the table extensions and is
useful as a stop for making repetitive cuts to the same
length. It can be installed on either side of the saw base:
■ Slide the stop block on the back arm of either table
extension, then insert the table extensions into the saw
base.
■ Use the small wing screw to secure the stop block to the
table extensions.
■ Loosen the small wing screw and adjust the stop block
the desired distance from the blade for the cut to be
made. For accurate placement of the stop block, measure the distance from the teeth set on the blade to the
stop block.
■ Tighten wing screw securely.
■ Plug the saw in.
■ Make a test cut in scrap material and measure the
length of the workpiece.
■ Make any necessary adjustments.
MITER
SAW BASE
BRACKET
SUPPORT
CLAMP
BRACKET
ASSEMBLED
TABLE
EXTENSION
CLAMP
BRACKET
CLAMP
BRACKET SCREW
Fig. 13
WARNING:
Always make sure your miter saw is securely mounted to
a workbench or an appropriate workstand. Failure to do
so could result in an accident resulting in possible serious
personal injury.
STOP BLOCK
SMALL
WING SCREW
33.9
45
31.62
30
15
STOP
BLOCK
.5
1
0
TABLE
EXTENSION
30
31.62
45
45
30
15
45
MITER
SAW BASE
Fig. 11
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31.62
30
22.5
Fig. 14
ASSEMBLY
TO INSTALL BLADE
See Figures 15 and 16.
SPINDLE LOCK
BUTTON
WARNING:
A 10 in. (254 mm) blade is the maximum blade capacity
of your saw. Never use a blade that is too thick to allow
outer blade washer to engage with the flats on the spindle.
Larger blades will come in contact with the blade guards,
while thicker blades will prevent the blade bolt from
securing the blade on the spindle. Either of these situations could result in a serious accident and can cause
serious personal injury.
■ Unplug your saw.
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental
starting causing possible serious personal injury.
■ Raise saw arm.
■ Loosen screw A on the blade bolt cover.
■ Rotate lower blade guard up and remove screw B. Rotate blade bolt cover up and back to expose the blade
bolt. See figure 16.
■ Depress the spindle lock button and rotate the blade
bolt until the spindle locks.
■ Using the wrench provided, loosen and remove the
blade bolt. See figure 15.
NOTE: The blade bolt has left hand threads. Turn blade
bolt clockwise to loosen.
■ Remove outer blade washer. Do not remove inner blade
washer.
■ Wipe a drop of oil onto inner blade washer and outer
blade washer where they contact the blade.
Fig. 15
SCREW B
SCREW A
BLADE
BOLT
COVER
LOWER
BLADE GUARD
WARNING:
If inner blade washer has been removed, replace it before
placing blade on spindle. Failure to do so could cause an
accident since blade will not tighten properly.
■ Fit saw blade inside lower blade guard and onto spindle.
The blade teeth point downward at the front of saw as
shown in figure 16.
■ Replace outer blade washer. The double "D" flats on the
blade washers align with the flats on the spindle.
TO
TIGHTEN
■ Depress spindle lock button and replace blade bolt.
Note: The blade bolt has left hand threads. Turn blade
bolt counterclockwise to tighten.
INNER BLADE
WASHER WITH
DOUBLE "D" FLATS
TO
LOOSEN
FLAT (S)
ON SPINDLE
BLADE
BLADE BOLT
OUTER BLADE WASHER
WITH DOUBLE "D" FLATS
Fig. 16
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ASSEMBLY
CAUTION:
Always install the blade with the blade teeth and the
arrow printed on the side of the blade pointing down at the
front of the saw. The direction of blade rotation is also
stamped with an arrow on the upper blade guard.
Note: Many of the illustrations in this manual show only
portions of your compound miter saw. This is intentional so
that we can clearly show points being made in the illustrations. Never operate your saw without all guards securely in
place and in good operating condition.
SQUARING THE MITER TABLE TO THE FENCE
See Figures 17 - 20.
■ Unplug your saw.
■ Tighten blade bolt securely.
■ Replace the lower blade guard and blade bolt cover.
■ Replace screw B and tighten securely.
■ Retighten screw A securely.
FRAMING
SQUARE
WARNING:
MITER
FENCE
MITER TABLE
Make sure the spindle lock button is not engaged before
reconnecting saw into power source. Never engage
spindle lock button when blade is rotating.
Your compound miter saw has been adjusted at the factory
for making very accurate cuts. However, some of the components might have been jarred out of alignment during
shipping. Also, over a period of time, readjustment will
probably become necessary due to wear. After unpacking
your saw, check the following adjustments before you begin
using saw. Make any readjustments that are necessary and
periodically check the parts alignment to make sure that your
saw is cutting accurately.
MITER
LOCK PLATE
ZERO CLEARANCE
THROAT PLATE
MITER
LOCK HANDLE
WARNING:
Your saw should never be connected to power supply
when you are assembling parts, making adjustments,
installing or removing blades, or when not in use.
Disconnecting your saw will prevent accidental starting
that could cause serious injury.
Page 15
VIEW OF MITER TABLE SQUARE WITH FENCE
Fig. 17
ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING:
MITER FENCE
MITER TABLE
Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental
starting causing possible serious personal injury.
■ Push down on the saw arm and pull out the lock pin to
release the saw arm.
■ Raise saw arm to its full raised position.
■ Loosen the miter lock handle approximately one-half
turn.
■ Depress the miter lock plate and rotate the miter table
until the pointer on the control arm is positioned at 0°.
■ Release the miter lock plate and securely tighten the
miter lock handle.
■ Lay a framing square flat on the miter table. Place one
leg of the square against the fence. Place the other leg
of the square beside the zero clearance throat plate in
the miter table. The edge of the square and the zero
clearance throat plate in the miter table should be parallel as shown in figure 19.
■ If the edge of the framing square and the zero clearance
throat plate in the miter table are not parallel as shown
in figures 18 and 19, adjustments are needed.
■ Using the blade wrench provided, loosen the socket
head screws securing the fence. See Figure 20. Adjust
the fence left or right until the framing square and zero
clearance throat plate are parallel.
■ Retighten the screws securely and recheck the fenceto-table alignment.
SQUARING THE SAW BLADE TO THE FENCE
See Figures 20 - 24
■ Unplug your saw.
ZERO CLEARANCE
THROAT PLATE
FRAMING
SQUARE
VIEW OF MITER TABLE NOT SQUARE WITH
FENCE, ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
Fig. 18
MITER
FENCE
MITER TABLE
ZERO CLEARANCE
THROAT PLATE
FRAMING
SQUARE
VIEW OF MITER TABLE NOT SQUARE WITH
FENCE, ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental
starting causing possible serious personal injury.
SOCKET HEAD
SCREW(S)
Fig. 19
SOCKET HEAD
SCREW(S)
■ Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the lock
pin to hold the saw arm in transport position.
■ Loosen the miter lock handle approximately one-half
turn.
■ Depress the miter lock plate and rotate the miter table
until the pointer on the control arm is positioned at 0°.
■ Release the miter lock plate and securely tighten the
miter lock handle.
45
45
■ Lay a framing square flat on the miter table. Place one
leg of the square against the fence. Slide the other leg
of the square against the flat part of saw blade.
FENCE
31
.6
30
22.5
15
0
15
22.5
30
.6
31
Note: Make sure that the square contacts the flat part of
the saw blade, not the blade teeth.
Fig. 20
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ADJUSTMENTS
■ The edge of the square and the saw blade should be
parallel as shown in figure 21.
■ If the front or back edge of the saw blade angles away
from the square as shown in figures 22 and 23, adjustments are needed.
MITER
FENCE
45
0
45
■ Loosen the socket head screws that secure the miter
fence to the miter table. See Figure 20.
30
31.
62
■ Rotate the miter fence left or right until the saw blade is
parallel with the square.
22.5
15
45
31.62
30
22.5
15
■ Retighten the screws securely and recheck the bladeto-fence alignment.
BLADE
Your saw has two scale indicators, one on the bevel scale
and one on the miter scale. After squaring adjustments have
been made, it may be necessary to loosen the indicators
screws and reset them to zero. See Figure 24.
MITER
TABLE
FRAMING
SQUARE
VIEW OF BLADE NOT SQUARE WITH
FENCE, ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
MITER
FENCE
Fig. 22
0
MITER
FENCE
45
0
MITER
TABLE
31.
62
22.5
30
15
45
45
30
31.
62
45
45
31.62
30
22.5
15
15
BLADE
MITER
LOCK
PLATE
FRAMING
SQUARE
45
MITER
TABLE
Fig. 21
.6
30
22.5
22.5
15
FRAMING
SQUARE
VIEW OF BLADE NOT SQUARE WITH
FENCE, ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
BEVEL
SCALE
45
45
31
30
BLADE
MITER
LOCK HANDLE
VIEW OF BLADE
SQUARE WITH FENCE
31.62
Fig. 23
INDICATOR
POINT
.6
22.5
15
0
15
22.5
30
31
INDICATOR
SCREW
45
15
INDICATOR
SCREW
MITER
SCALE
0
SCALE
INDICATOR
SCALE
INDICATOR
Fig. 24
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ADJUSTMENTS
SQUARING THE BLADE TO THE MITER TABLE
See Figures 25 - 27.
■ Unplug your saw.
0
45
WARNING:
30
31.
62
45
Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental
starting causing possible serious personal injury.
45
22.5
15
MITER
FENCE
MITER
TABLE
COMBINATION
SQUARE
VIEW OF BLADE NOT SQUARE WITH MITER
TABLE, ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED Fig. 26
0
31.
62
45
45
15
45
31.62
30
22.5
22.5
15
BLADE
MITER
FENCE
MITER
TABLE
COMBINATION
SQUARE
45
62
31.
31.62
30
22.5
Fig. 27
■ Adjust positive stop adjustment screw to bring
saw blade into alignment with the square. See
Figure 28.
■ Retighten bevel lock knob. Next, retighten lock nut securing the positive stop adjustment screw. Recheck
blade-to-table alignment.
Note: The above procedure can be used to check blade
squareness of the saw blade to the miter table at both 0°
and 45° angles.
30
15
22.5
15
BLADE
MITER
TABLE
30
VIEW OF BLADE NOT SQUARE WITH MITER
TABLE, ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
BEVEL
LOCK KNOB
MITER
FENCE
31.62
BLADE
0
45
22.5
15
45
30
■ Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the lock
pin to hold the saw arm in transport position.
■ Loosen the miter lock handle approximately one-half
turn.
■ Depress the miter lock plate and rotate the miter table
until the pointer on the control arm is positioned at 0°.
■ Release the miter lock plate and securely tighten the
miter lock handle.
■ Loosen bevel lock knob and set saw arm at 0° bevel
(blade set 90° to miter table). Tighten bevel lock knob.
■ Place a combination square against the miter table and
the flat part of saw blade.
Note: Make sure that the square contacts the flat part of
the saw blade, not the blade teeth.
■ Rotate the blade by hand and check the blade-to-table
alignment at several points.
■ The edge of the square and the saw blade should be
parallel as shown in figure 25.
■ If the top or bottom of the saw blade angles away from
the square as shown in figures 26 and 27, adjustments
are needed.
■ Loosen the lock nut securing positive stop adjustment
screw. Also loosen bevel lock knob.
COMBINATION
SQUARE
MITER
LOCK PLATE MITER
LOCK HANDLE
CORRECT VIEW OF BLADE
SQUARE WITH MITER TABLE
Fig. 25
Your saw has two scale indicators, one on the bevel scale
and one on the miter scale. After squaring adjustments have
been made, it may be necessary to loosen the indicators
screws and reset them to zero. See Figure 24.
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ADJUSTMENTS
BEVEL PIVOT ADJUSTMENT
■ Your compound miter saw should bevel easily by loosening the bevel lock knob and tilting the saw arm to the
left.
POSITIVE STOP
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW FOR
0° ANGLES
■ If movement is tight or if there is play in the pivot, have
saw repaired by at your nearest RYOBI AUTHORIZED
SERVICE CENTER.
WARNING:
LOCK NUT(S)
Do not start your compound miter saw without checking
for interference between the blade and the miter table
support. Damage could result to the blade if it strikes the
miter table support during operation of the saw.
POSITIVE STOP
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW FOR
45° ANGLES
APPLICATIONS
Fig. 28
PIVOT ADJUSTMENTS
Note: These adjustments were made at the factory and
normally do not require readjustment.
TRAVEL PIVOT ADJUSTMENT
■ The saw arm should rise completely to the up position
by itself.
(Use only for the purposes listed below)
■ Cross cutting wood and plastic.
■ Cross cutting miters, joints, etc. for picture frames,
moldings, door casings, and fine joinery.
Note: The blade provided is fine for most wood cutting
operations, but for fine joinery cuts or cutting plastic, use one
of the accessory blades available from your Ryobi dealer.
■ If the saw arm does not raise by itself or if there is play in
the pivot joints, have saw repaired by at your nearest
RYOBI AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER.
OPERATION
CUTTING A SLOT IN THE ZERO CLEARANCE
THROAT PLATE
WARNING:
Before starting any cutting operation, clamp or bolt your
miter saw to a workbench. Never operate your miter saw
on the floor or in a crouched position. Failure to heed this
warning can result in serious personal injury.
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, keep your hands outside
the no hands zone; at least 3 in. (7.6 cm) from blade.
Never perform any cutting operation freehand (without
holding workpiece against the fence). The blade could
grab the workpiece if it slips or twists.
In order to use your compound miter saw, you must cut a slot
through the zero clearance throat plate to allow for blade
clearance. To cut the slot, set your saw at 0° miter, turn saw
on and allow the blade to reach full speed, then carefully
make a straight cut as far as it will go through the throat plate.
Turn your saw off and allow the blade to come to a complete
stop before raising the saw arm.
Next, adjust the bevel angle to 45°, turn your saw on and
allow the blade to reach full speed, then carefully make
another cut through the zero clearance throat plate. The slot
in the throat plate will then be wide enough to allow the blade
to pass through it at any angle from 0° to 45°.
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OPERATION
■ Place the workpiece flat on the miter table with one edge
securely against the fence. If the board is warped, place
the convex side against the fence. If the concave edge of
a board is placed against the fence, the board could
collapse on the blade at the end of the cut, jamming the
blade. See Figures 36 and 37.
CUTTING WITH YOUR COMPOUND
MITER SAW
WARNING:
When using a work clamp or C-clamp to secure your
workpiece, clamp workpiece on one side of the blade
only. The workpiece must remain free on one side of the
blade to prevent the blade from binding in workpiece. The
workpiece binding the blade will cause motor stalling and
kickback. This situation could cause an accident resulting
in possible serious personal injury.
CROSSCUTTING
See Figure 29.
A crosscut is made by cutting across the grain of the
workpiece. A straight crosscut is made with the miter table
set at the 0° position. Miter crosscuts are made with the miter
table set at some angle other than zero.
■ When cutting long pieces of lumber or molding, support
the opposite end of the stock with a roller stand or with a
work surface level with the saw table. See Figure 34.
■ Align cutting line on the workpiece with the edge of saw
blade.
■ Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure
it against the fence. Use the optional work clamp or a
C-clamp to secure the workpiece when possible. See
Figure 29.
TO CROSSCUT WITH YOUR MITER SAW
■ Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full height.
■ Loosen the miter lock handle. Rotate the miter lock
handle approximately one-half turn to the left to loosen.
■ Press the miter lock plate down with your thumb and hold.
■ Rotate the control arm until the pointer aligns with the
desired angle on the miter scale.
■ Release the miter lock plate.
30
STRAIGHT
CROSSCUT
15
45
33.9
45
1
.5
30
31.62
Note: You can quickly locate 0°, 22-1/2° left or right, and
45° left or right by releasing the lock plate as you rotate
the control arm. The lock plate will seat itself in one of the
positive stop notches, located in the miter table frame.
■ Tighten the miter lock handle securely.
WARNING:
15
45
31.62
30
22.5
To avoid serious personal injury, always tighten the miter
lock handle securely before making a cut. Failure to do so
could result in movement of the control arm or miter table
while making a cut.
WORK CLAMP
Fig. 29
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OPERATION
■ Before turning on the saw, perform a dry run of the cutting
operation just to make sure that no problems will occur
when the cut is made.
■ Grasp the saw handle firmly then squeeze the switch
trigger. Allow several seconds for the blade to reach
maximum speed.
■ Slowly lower the blade into and through the workpiece.
See Figure 29.
■ Release the switch trigger and allow the saw blade to stop
rotating before raising the blade out of workpiece. Wait
until the electric brake stops blade from turning before
removing the workpiece from the miter table.
33.9
45
BEVEL CUT
BEVEL
SCALE
BEVEL CUT
15
.5
1
0
30
31.62
45
See Figures 30 and 31.
A bevel cut is made by cutting across the grain of the
workpiece with the blade angled to the workpiece. A straight
bevel cut is made with the miter table set at the zero degree
position and the blade set at an angle between 0° and 45°.
30
15
45
31.62
30
22.5
INDICATOR
POINT
C-CLAMP
INDICATOR
SCREW
45
Fig. 31
15
■ The 45° triangle on the miter fence provides for the
maximum clearance required for adjusting the miter
saw's angle when making a bevel or compound cut.
0
■ Loosen the bevel lock knob and move the saw arm to the
left to the desired bevel angle.
SCALE
INDICATOR
Fig. 30
■ Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full height.
■ Loosen the miter lock handle. Rotate the miter lock
handle approximately one-half turn to the left to loosen.
■ Press the miter lock plate down with your thumb and hold.
■ Rotate the control arm until the pointer aligns with zero on
the miter scale.
■ Release the miter lock plate.
Note: You can quickly locate zero by releasing the lock
plate as you rotate the control arm. The lock plate will
seat itself in one of the built-in positive stop notches,
located in the miter table frame.
■ Tighten the miter lock handle securely.
■ Bevel angles can be set from 0° to 45°.
■ Once the saw arm has been set at the desired angle,
securely tighten the bevel lock knob.
■ Place the workpiece flat on the miter table with one edge
securely against the fence. If the board is warped, place
the convex side against the fence. If the concave edge of
a board is placed against the fence, the board could
collapse on the blade at the end of the cut, jamming the
blade. See Figures 36 and 37.
■ When cutting long pieces of lumber or molding, support
the opposite end of the stock with a roller stand or with a
work surface level with the saw table. See Figure 34.
■ Align the cutting line on the workpiece with the edge of
saw blade.
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, always tighten the miter
lock handle securely before making a cut. Failure to do so
could result in movement of the control arm or miter table
while making a cut.
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OPERATION
■ Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure it against
the fence. Use the optional work clamp or a C-clamp to
secure the workpiece when possible. See Figure 31.
COMPOUND
MITER CUT
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, always keep your hands
outside the no hands zone; at least 3 in. (7.6 cm) from
blade. Never perform any cutting operation freehand
(without holding workpiece against the fence). The blade
could grab the workpiece if it slips or twists.
COMPOUND MITER CUT
A compound miter cut is a cut made using a miter angle and
a bevel angle at the same time. This type of cut is used to
make picture frames, cut molding, make boxes with sloping
sides, and for certain roof framing cuts.
To make this type of cut the control arm on the miter table
must be rotated to the correct angle and the saw arm must
be tilted to the correct bevel angle. Care should always be
taken when making compound miter setups due to the
interaction of the two angle settings.
Adjustments of miter and bevel settings are interdependent
with one another. Each time you adjust the miter setting you
change the effect of the bevel setting. Also, each time you
adjust the bevel setting you change the effect of the miter
setting.
It may take several settings to obtain the desired cut. The first
angle setting should be checked after setting the second
angle, since adjusting the second angle affects the first.
15
22
.5
3
0
0
■ Before turning on the saw, perform a dry run of the cutting
operation just to make sure that no problems will occur
when the cut is made.
■ Grasp the saw handle firmly then squeeze the switch
trigger. Allow several seconds for the blade to reach
maximum speed.
■ Slowly lower the blade into and through the workpiece.
See Figure 31.
■ Release the switch trigger and allow the saw blade to stop
rotating before raising the blade out of workpiece. Wait
until the electric brake stops blade from turning before
removing the workpiece from miter table.
15
45
C-CLAMP
31.62
30
22.5
Fig. 32
■ Release the miter lock plate.
Note: You can quickly locate 0˚, 15˚, 22-1/2˚, left or right, 30˚
and 45˚ left or right by releasing the miter lock plate as you
rotate the control arm. The miter lock plate will seat itself in
one of the positive stop notches, located in miter table frame.
■ Tighten the miter lock handle securely.
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, always tighten the miter
lock handle securely before making a cut. Failure to do so
could result in movement of the control arm or miter table
while making a cut.
■ Loosen the bevel lock knob and move the saw arm to the
left to the desired bevel angle.
■ Bevel angles can be set from 0˚ to 45˚.
■ Once the saw arm has been set at the desired angle,
securely tighten the bevel lock knob.
Once the two correct settings for a particular cut have been
obtained, always make a test cut in scrap material before
making a finish cut in good material.
TO MAKE A COMPOUND CUT WITH YOUR
MITER SAW
■ Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full height.
■ Loosen the miter lock handle. Rotate the miter lock handle
approximately one-half turn to the left to loosen.
■ Press the miter lock plate down with your thumb and hold.
■ Rotate the control arm until the pointer aligns with the
desired angle on the miter scale.
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OPERATION
■ Recheck miter angle setting. Make a test cut in scrap
material.
■ Place the workpiece flat on the miter table with one edge
securely against the fence. If the board is warped, place
the convex side against the fence. If the concave edge of
a board could collapse on the blade at the end of the cut,
jamming the blade. See Figures 36 and 37.
■ When cutting long pieces of lumber or molding, support
the opposite end of the stock with a roller stand or with a
work surface level with the saw table. See Figure 34.
■ Align the cutting line on the workpiece with the edge of saw
blade.
■ Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure it against
the fence. Use the optional work clamp or a C-clamp to
secure the workpiece when possible. See Figure 32.
30
15
0
0
15
22
.5
30
31.62
45
45
15
WARNING:
45
To avoid serious personal injury, always keep your hands
outside the no hands zone; at least 3 in. (7.6 cm) from
blade. Never perform any cutting operation freehand
(without holding workpiece against the fence). The blade
could grab the workpiece if it slips or twists.
■
Before turning on the saw, perform a dry run of the cutting
operation just to make sure that no problems will occur
when the cut is made.
■
Grasp the saw handle firmly then squeeze the switch
trigger. Allow several seconds for the blade to reach
maximum speed.
■
Slowly lower the blade into and through the workpiece.
See Figures 32 and 33.
Release the switch trigger and allow the saw blade to
stop rotating before raising the blade out of workpiece.
Wait until the electric brake stops blade from turning
before removing the workpiece from miter table.
SUPPORT LONG WORKPIECES
30
22.5
45° x 45° COMPOUND MITER CUT
33.9
45
30
Fig. 33
15
1
0
30
31.62
45
LONG WORKPIECE
See Figure 34.
Long workpieces need extra supports. Supports should be
placed along the workpiece so it does not sag. The support
should let the workpiece lay flat on the base of the saw and
work table during the cutting operation. Use the optional
work clamp or a C-clamp to secure the workpiece.
.5
■
2
15
45
31.62
30
22.5
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, always keep your hands
outside the no hands zone; at least 3 in. (7.6 cm) from
blade. Never perform any cutting operation freehand
(without holding workpiece against the fence). The blade
could grab the workpiece if it slips or twists.
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WORKPIECE SUPPORTS
Fig. 34
OPERATION
CUTTING COMPOUND MITERS
To aid in making the correct settings, the compound angle setting chart below has been provided. Since compound cuts
are the most difficult to accurately obtain, trial cuts should be made in scrap material, and much thought and planning
made, prior to making your required cut.
PITCH
OF SIDE
0°
5°
10°
15°
20°
25°
30°
35°
40°
45°
50°
NUMBER OF SIDES
6
7
8
M- 45.00° M- 36.00°
B- 0.00° B- 0.00°
M- 30.00°
B- 0.00°
M- 25.71°
B- 0.00°
M- 44.89°
B- 3.53°
M- 44.56°
B- 7.05°
M- 44.01°
B- 10.55°
M- 35.90°
B- 2.94°
M- 35.58°
B- 5.86°
M- 35.06°
B- 8.75°
M- 43.22° M- 34.32°
B- 14.00° B- 11.60°
M- 42.19° M- 33.36°
B- 17.39° B- 14.38°
M- 29.91°
B- 2.50°
M- 29.62°
B- 4.98°
M- 29.15°
B- 7.44°
M- 28.48°
B- 9.85°
M- 27.62°
B- 12.20°
M- 25.63°
B- 2.17°
M- 25.37°
B- 4.32°
M- 24.95°
B- 6.45°
M- 24.35°
B- 8.53°
M- 23.56°
B- 10.57°
M- 22.50°
B- 0.00°
M- 22.42°
B- 1.91°
M- 22.19°
B- 3.81°
M- 21.81°
B- 5.68°
M- 21.27°
B- 7.52°
M- 20.58°
B- 9.31°
M- 40.89°
B- 20.70°
M- 39.32°
B- 23.93°
M- 26.57°
B- 14.48°
M- 25.31°
B- 16.67°
M- 22.64°
B- 12.53°
M- 19.73°
B- 11.03°
M- 21.53°
B- 14.41°
M- 20.25°
B- 16.19°
M- 18.74°
B- 12.68°
M- 17.60°
B- 14.24°
M- 18.80°
B- 17.87°
M- 16.32°
B- 15.70°
M- 20.36°
B- 22.52°
M- 17.20°
B- 19.41°
M- 14.91° M- 13.17°
B- 17.05° B- 15.19°
M- 11.80°
B- 13.69°
M- 10.56°
B- 14.66°
4
5
M- 32.18°
B- 17.09°
M- 30.76°
B- 19.70°
M- 37.45° M- 29.10°
B- 27.03° B- 22.20°
M- 35.26° M- 27.19°
B- 30.00° B- 24.56°
M- 32.73° M- 25.03°
B- 32.80° B- 26.76°
M- 23.86°
B- 18.75°
M- 22.21°
B- 20.70°
9
10
M- 20.00° M- 18.00°
B- 0.00° B- 0.00°
M- 19.93° M- 17.94°
B- 1.71° B- 1.54°
M- 19.72° M- 17.74°
B- 3.40° B- 3.08°
M- 19.37° M- 17.42°
B- 5.08° B- 4.59°
M- 18.88° M- 16.98°
B- 6.72° B- 6.07°
M- 18.26° M- 16.41°
B- 8.31° B- 7.50°
M- 17.50° M- 15.72°
B- 9.85° B- 8.89°
M- 16.60° M- 14.90°
B- 11.31° B- 10.21°
M- 15.58° M- 13.98°
B- 12.70° B- 11.46°
M- 14.43° M- 12.94°
B- 14.00° B- 12.62°
55°
M- 29.84° M- 22.62°
B- 35.40° B- 28.78°
M- 18.32°
B- 24.18°
M- 15.44°
B- 20.82°
M- 13.36° M- 11.79°
B- 18.27° B- 16.27°
60°
M- 26.57° M- 19.96°
B- 37.76° B- 30.60°
M- 13.54°
B- 22.07°
M- 11.70°
B- 19.35°
65°
M- 22.91° M- 17.07°
B- 39.86° B- 32.19°
M- 16.10°
B- 25.66°
M- 13.71°
B- 26.95°
M- 11.50°
B- 23.16°
M- 9.23°
B- 15.52°
M- 9.93° M- 8.74° M- 7.82°
B- 20.29° B- 18.06° B -16.26°
70°
M- 18.88° M- 13.95°
B- 41.64° B- 33.53°
M- 11.17°
B- 28.02°
M- 9.35°
B- 24.06°
M- 8.06° M- 7.10°
B- 21.08° B- 18.75°
M- 6.34°
B- 16.88°
M- 14.51°
B- 43.08°
M- 9.85°
B- 44.14°
M- 4.98°
B- 44.78°
M- 10.65°
B- 34.59°
M- 7.19°
B- 35.37°
M- 3.62°
B- 35.84°
M- 8.50°
B- 28.88°
M- 5.73°
B- 29.50°
M- 2.88°
B- 29.87°
M- 7.10°
B- 24.78°
M- 4.78°
B- 25.30°
M- 2.40°
B- 25.61°
M- 6.12°
B- 21.69°
M- 4.11°
B- 22.14°
M- 2.07°
B- 22.41°
M- 5.38°
B- 19.29°
M- 3.62°
B- 19.68°
M- 1.82°
B- 19.92°
M- 4.81°
B- 17.37°
M- 3.23°
B- 17.72°
M- 1.62°
B- 17.93°
M- 0.00° M- 0.00°
B- 45.00° B- 36.00°
M- 0.00°
B- 30.00°
M- 0.00°
B- 25.71°
M- 0.00° M- 0.00°
B- 22.50° B- 20.00°
M- 0.00°
B- 18.00°
75°
80°
85°
90°
M- 10.31°
B- 17.23°
Each B (Bevel) and M (Miter) Setting is Given to the Closest 0.005°.
COMPOUND-ANGLE SETTINGS FOR POPULAR STRUCTURES
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OPERATION
CUTTING CROWN MOLDING
Your compound miter saw does an excellent job of cutting
crown molding. In general, compound miter saws do a better
job of cutting crown molding than any other tool made.
In order to fit properly, crown molding must be compound
mitered with extreme accuracy.
The two contact surfaces on a piece of crown molding that
fit flat against the ceiling and the wall of a room 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°.
LAYING MOLDING FLAT ON THE MITER TABLE
See Figure 35.
To use this method for accurately cutting crown molding for
a 90° inside or outside corner, lay the molding with its broad
back surface flat on the miter table and against the fence.
52°
When setting the bevel and miter angles for compound
miters, remember that the settings are interdependent; changing one angle changes the other angle as well.
Keep in mind that the angles for crown moldings are very
precise and difficult to set. Since it is very easy for these
angles to shift, all settings should first be tested on scrap
molding. Also most walls do not have angles of exactly 90°,
therefore, you will need to fine tune your settings.
When cutting crown molding by this method the bevel angle
should be set at 33.85°. The miter angle should be set at
31.62° either right or left, depending on the desired cut for the
application. See the chart below for correct angle settings
and correct positioning of crown molding on miter table.
The settings in the chart below can be used for cutting All
Standard (U.S.) crown molding with 52° and 38° angles. The
crown molding is placed flat on the miter table using the
compound features of your miter saw.
CEILING
38°
W
A
L
L
INSIDE
CORNER
FENCE
FENCE
TOP EDGE AGAINST FENCE =
LEFT SIDE, INSIDE CORNER
RIGHT SIDE, OUTSIDE CORNER
OUTSIDE
CORNER
BOTTOM EDGE AGAINST FENCE =
RIGHT SIDE, INSIDE CORNER
LEFT SIDE, OUTSIDE CORNER
MITER TABLE
MITER TABLE
CROWN MOLDING FLAT ON MITER TABLE
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Fig. 35
OPERATION
Bevel
Angle
Setting
33.85°
Right side, inside corner
1. Bottom edge of molding against fence
2. Miter table set left 31.62°
3. Save left end of cut
33.85°
Left side, outside corner
1. Bottom edge of molding against fence
2. Miter table set left 31.62°
3. Save right end of cut
33.85°
Right side, outside corner
1. Top edge of molding against fence
2. Miter table set right 31.62°
3. Save right end of cut
45
33.85°
Left side, inside corner
1. Top edge of molding against fence
2. Miter table set right 31.62°
3. Save left end of cut
45
Type of Cut
31
.6
30
22.5
15
15
0
22.5
30
31
.6
WRONG
Fig. 37
WARNING:
CUTTING WARPED MATERIAL
See Figures 36 and 37.
When cutting warped material, always make sure it is
positioned on the miter table with the convex side against the
fence as shown in figure 36.
If the warped material is positioned the wrong way as shown
in figure 37, it will pinch the blade near the completion of the
cut.
To avoid a kickback and to avoid serious personal injury,
never position the concave edge of bowed or warped
material against the fence.
CLAMPING WIDE WORKPIECES
See Figure 38.
When cutting wide workpieces, such as 51 mm x 152 mm
(52 in. x 6 in.), boards should be clamped with a C-clamp as
shown in figure 38.
45
45
WIDE
BOARD
22.5
0
15
22.5
30
.6
31
33.9
30
15
31.62
45
45
1
15
30
30
.5
31
.6
RIGHT
45455
45531.63
45
45
31.62
3
31.6
31.6
3
31.62
30
15
22.5
Fig. 36
Fig. 38
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MAINTENANCE
CAUTION:
WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical Ryobi replacement
parts. Use of any other part may create a hazard or cause
product damage.
Check extension cords before each use. If damaged,
replace immediately. Never use tool with a damaged cord
since touching the damaged area could cause electrical
shock resulting in serious injury.
GENERAL
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most
plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of
commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. Use
clean cloths to remove dirt, carbon dust, etc.
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleumbased products, penetrating oils, etc. come in contact
with plastic parts. They contain chemicals that can
damage, weaken or destroy plastic.
It has been found that electric tools are subject to accelerated wear and possible premature failure when they are
used on fiberglass boats, sports cars, wallboard, spackling
compounds, or plaster. The chips and grindings from these
materials are highly abrasive to electric tool parts such as
bearings, brushes, commutators, etc. Consequently, it is not
recommended that this tool be used for extended work on
any fiberglass material, wallboard, spackling compounds, or
plaster. During any use on these materials it is extremely
important that the tool is cleaned frequently by blowing with
an air jet.
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields during power tool operation or when blowing dust.
If operation is dusty, also wear a dust mask.
WARNING:
To ensure safety and reliability, all repairs should be
performed by a qualified service technician at a Ryobi
Authorized Service Center to avoid risk of personal injury.
LUBRICATION
All of the 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 lubrication is required.
EXTENSION CORDS
The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of power.
To keep the loss to a minimum and to prevent tool overheating, use an extension cord that is heavy enough to carry the
current the tool will draw.
A wire gage size (A.W.G.) of at least 14 is recommended for
an extension cord 25 feet or less in length. When working
outdoors, use an extension cord that is suitable for outdoor
use. The cord's jacket will be marked WA.
WARNING:
Keep extension cords away from the cutting area and
position the cord so that it will not get caught on lumber,
tools, etc., during cutting operation. Failure to heed this
warning may result in serious personal injury.
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OPERATOR'S MANUAL
10 in. (254 mm) Compound Miter Saw
Model TS1351 - Double Insulated
EXTENSION CORD CAUTION
**Ampere rating
When using a power tool at a considerable distance from a
power source, be sure to use an extension cord that has the
capacity to handle the current the tool will draw. An undersized
cord will cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in overheating
and loss of power. Use the chart to determine the minimum
wire size required in an extension cord. Only round jacketed
cords should be used.
When working with a tool outdoors, use an extension cord that
is designed for outside use. This is indicated by the letters
"WA" on the cord's jacket.
(on tool data plate)
0-2.0
2.1-3.4
Cord Length
3.5-5.0
5.1-7.0
7.1-12.0 12.1-16.0
Wire Size (A.W.G.)
25'
16
16
16
16
14
14
50'
16
16
16
14
14
12
CAUTION: Keep the extension cord clear of the working
area. Position the cord so that it will not get caught on
workpiece, tools, or other obstructions while you are working
with a power tool.
Before using any extension cord, inspect it for loose or exposed wires and cut or worn insulation.
**Used on 12 gauge - 20 amp circuit.
• SERVICE
Now that you have purchased your tool, should a need ever exist for repair parts or
service, simply contact your nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center. Be sure to
provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit. Please call 1-800-525-2579 for your
nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center. You can also check our web site at
www.ryobitools.com for a complete list of Authorized Service Centers.
• MODEL NO.
The model and serial numbers of your tool will be found on a plate attached to the motor
housing. Please record the serial number in the space provided below.
•
MODEL NUMBER
•
SERIAL NUMBER
TS1351
RYOBI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1428 Pearman Dairy Road Anderson SC 29625
Post Office Box 1207 Anderson SC 29622-1207
Phone 1-800-525-2579
www.ryobitools.com
972000-956
09-02
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