Ryobi SS180 Operator`s manual

OPERATOR'S MANUAL
SPEED SAW™
SS180
THANK YOU FOR BUYING A RYOBI SPEED SAW.
Your new Speed Saw has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi's high standard for dependability, ease of
operation, and operator safety. Properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
CAUTION: Carefully read through this entire operator's manual before using your new Speed Saw.
Pay close attention to the Rules for Safe Operation, Warnings, and Cautions. If you use your Speed Saw properly
and only for what it is intended, you will enjoy years of safe, reliable service.
Thank you again for buying Ryobi tools.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................ 2
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General Safety Rules .....................................................................................................................................3-4
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Specific Safety Rules ......................................................................................................................................4-5
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Symbols ............................................................................................................................................................. 6
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Specifications .................................................................................................................................................... 7
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Unpacking .......................................................................................................................................................... 7
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Applications ....................................................................................................................................................... 7
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Features ............................................................................................................................................................ 8
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Adjustments ..................................................................................................................................................9-10
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Operation .................................................................................................................................................... 11-12
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Maintenance ...............................................................................................................................................13-14
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Parts, Ordering, and Service ........................................................................................................................... 16
INTRODUCTION
Your Speed Saw has many features for making the use
of this tool more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety,
performance, and dependability have been given top
priority in the design of this Speed Saw making it easy to
maintain and operate.
WEAR YOUR
SAFETY
GLASSES
FORESIGHT IS BETTER
THAN NO SIGHT
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 the operator's manual and review it
frequently for continuing safe operation and
instructing others who may use this tool.
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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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
WARNING:
Read and understand all instructions. Failure to
follow all instructions listed below, may result in
electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
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Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning the tool on. A wrench or a key that is left attached to a rotating part of the tool may result in
personal injury.
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Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations. Do not use on a ladder or unstable support.
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Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or
hearing protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WORK AREA
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Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
benches and dark areas invite accidents.
Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable
liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools may create
sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away
while operating a power tool. Distractions can
cause you to lose control.
TOOL USE AND CARE
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY
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A battery operated tool with integral batteries or
a separate battery pack must be recharged only
with the specified charger for the battery. A
charger that may be suitable for one type of battery
may create a risk of fire when used with another
battery. Use battery only with charger listed.
MODEL
SS180
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Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord to
carry the charger. Keep cord away from heat, oil,
sharp edges, or moving parts. Replace damaged
cords immediately. Damaged cords may create a
fire.
BATTERY
1322401, 1323303
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CHARGER
1423701
Use battery operated tool only with specifically
designated battery pack. Use of any other batteries
may create a risk of fire. Use only with battery pack
listed.
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PERSONAL SAFETY
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Stay alert, watch what you are doing, and use
common sense when operating a power tool. Do
not use tool while tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in
serious personal injury.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving parts. Loose
clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is in
the locked or off position before inserting battery pack. Carrying tools with your finger on the
switch or inserting the battery pack into a tool with
the switch on invites accidents.
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Use clamps or other practical way to secure and
support the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body is unstable and may lead to loss of control.
Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your
application. The correct tool will do the job better
and safer at the rate for which it is designed.
Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or
off. A tool that cannot be controlled with the switch
is dangerous and must be repaired.
Disconnect battery pack from tool or place the
switch in the locked or off position before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or
storing the tool. Such preventive safety measures
reduce risk of starting the tool accidentally.
Store idle tools out of reach of children and other
untrained persons. Tools are dangerous in the
hands of untrained users.
When battery pack is not in use, keep it away
from other metal objects like: paper clips, coins,
keys, nails, screws, or other small metal objects
that can make a connection from one terminal
to another. Shorting the battery terminals together
may cause sparks, burns, or a fire.
Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp
and clean. Properly maintained tools with sharp
cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier
to control.
Check for misalignment or binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts, and any other condition that may affect the tool's operation. If damaged, have the tool serviced before using. Many
accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools.
Use only accessories that are recommended by
the manufacturer for your model. Accessories that
may be suitable for one tool, may create a risk of
injury when used on another tool.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
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SERVICE
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Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk
of injury.
When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Follow instructions in the Maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized
parts or failure to follow Maintenance Instructions
may create a risk of shock or injury.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may contact
hidden wiring. Contact with a "live" wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and shock the operator.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES
CORDLESS TOOL RULES
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Know your power tool. Read operator's manual
carefully. Learn its applications and limitations,
as well as the specific potential hazards related
to this tool. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock, fire, or serious injury.
Secure work. Use clamps or a vise to hold work
when practical. It is safer than using your hand and
frees both hands to operate tool.
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. A wire gage size (A.W.G.) of at
least 16 is recommended for an extension cord
100 feet or less in length. A cord exceeding 100
feet is not recommended. If in doubt, use the next
heavier gage. The smaller the gage number, the
heavier the cord. An undersized cord will cause a
drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and
overheating.
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Cordless tools do not have to be plugged into an
electrical outlet; therefore, they are always in
operating condition. Be aware of possible hazards when not using your cordless tool or when
changing accessories. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
Do not place cordless tools or their batteries
near fire or heat. This will reduce the risk of explosion and possibly injury.
WARNING:
Batteries vent hydrogen gas and can explode in the
presence of a source of ignition, such as a pilot light.
To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, never
use any cordless product in the presence of open
flame. An exploded battery can propel debris and
chemical. If exposed, flush with water immediately.
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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:
• lead from lead-based paints,
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• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other
masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated
lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending
on how often you do this type of work. To reduce
your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well
ventilated area, and work with approved safety
equipment, such as those dust masks that are
specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
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Do not charge cordless tool in a damp or wet
location. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock.
For best results, your cordless tool should be
charged in a location where the temperature is
more than 50°F but less than 100°F. Do not store
outside or in vehicles.
Under extreme usage or temperature conditions,
battery leakage may occur. If liquid comes in
contact with your skin, wash immediately with
soap and water, then neutralize with lemon juice
or vinegar. If liquid gets into your eyes, flush
them with clean water for at least 10 minutes,
then seek immediate medical attention. Following
this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
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WARNING:
A damaged battery is subject to explosion. To avoid
serious personal injury, properly dispose of a damaged
battery.
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CHARGER SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Save these instructions. This manual contains
important safety and operating instructions for
charger. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
Before using battery charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings in this manual, on
battery charger, and product using battery
charger. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
To reduce risk of injury, charge only nickelcadmium and nickel metal hydride type rechargeable batteries. Other types of batteries may burst
causing personal injury and damage. Following
this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or
serious personal injury.
Do not expose charger to wet or damp conditions. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
Use of an attachment not recommended or sold
by the battery charger manufacturer may result
in a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
To reduce risk of damage to charger body and
cord, pull by charger plug rather than cord when
disconnecting charger. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious
personal injury.
Make sure cord is located so that it will not be
stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise subjected
to damage or stress. Following this rule will reduce
the risk of serious personal injury.
An extension cord should not be used unless
absolutely necessary. Use of improper extension
cord could result in a risk of fire and electric shock. If
extension cord must be used, make sure:
a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the
same number, size and shape as those of
plug on charger.
b. That extension cord is properly wired and in
good electrical condition; and
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DANGER:
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. DO NOT TOUCH
UNINSULATED PORTION OF OUTPUT
CONNECTOR OR UNINSULATED BATTERY
TERMINAL.
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c. That wire size is large enough for AC ampere
rating of charger as specified below:
Cord Length (Feet)
25'
50'
Cord Size (AWG)
16
16
Note: AWG = American Wire Gage
Do not operate charger with a damaged cord or
plug. If damaged, have replaced immediately by
a qualified serviceman. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious
personal injury.
Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp
blow, been dropped, or otherwise damaged in
any way; take it to a qualified serviceman. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire,
or serious personal injury.
Do not disassemble charger; take it to a qualified
serviceman when service or repair is required.
Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of
electric shock or fire. Following this rule will reduce
the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious personal
injury.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, unplug
charger from outlet before attempting any maintenance or cleaning. Turning off controls will not
reduce this risk. Following this rule will reduce the
risk of electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
Disconnect charger from power supply when not
in use. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
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Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently
and use them to instruct others who may use this
tool. If you loan someone this tool, loan them
these instructions also. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious
personal injury.
SYMBOLS
Important: Some of the following symbols may be used on your tool. Please study them and learn their meaning.
Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
W
Watt
Power
min
Minutes
Time
Alternating Current
Type or a characteristic of current
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Direct Current
Type or a characteristic of current
n0
No Load Speed
Rotational speed, at no load
Class II Construction
Designates double-insulated construction
tools
Revolutions or Reciprocation Per Minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed,
orbits etc. per minute
Safety Alert
Indicates danger, warning or caution.
It means attention!!! Your safety is
involved.
Wet Conditions Alert
Do not expose to rain or use in
damp locations.
.../min
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
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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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SPECIFICATIONS
Collet
1/4 in. (6.4 mm)
Collet Adaptor
1/8 in. (3.2 mm)
No Load Speed
26,000 RPM
Charger Rating
120 VOLTS, 60 HZ, AC ONLY
Charge Time
1 hour
UNPACKING
INSTRUCTIONS
PACKING LIST
Your Speed Saw has been shipped completely
assembled.
■ Carefully remove the Speed Saw and accessories
from the box. Make sure that all items listed in the
packing list are included.
■ Inspect the Speed Saw carefully to make sure no
breakage or damage has occurred during
shipping.
■ Do not discard the packing material until you have
carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the
tool.
Speed Saw with Depth Adjustment Ring
Case
Bits (2)
Collet
Collet Adaptor
Circle Cutter
Battery Pack
Battery Charger
Wrench
Operator's Manual
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.
APPLICATIONS
With the proper bit, you may use your Speed Saw for the purposes listed below:
■ Cutting electrical outlet openings in drywall or wood paneling.
■ Creating decorative wood accents.
■ Cutting tile.
NOTE: Most of these applications require different types of bits. Be sure to use the right-sized bit for your tool.
DANGER:
Do not cut electrical outlet openings with live electrical wires. Do not cut walls that may have live electrical wiring
behind them. Shut off breakers or remove fuses to disconnect the circuit. Always hold the tool by its motor
housing.
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FEATURES
SWITCH
CIRCLE CUTTER
Your Speed Saw has a conveniently located slide switch.
The circle cutter enables you to quickly cut circles from
3.5 in. (8.9 cm) in diameter to 12 in. (30.5 cm) in
diameter.
SPINDLE LOCK
A spindle lock secures the spindle and allows you to
easily loosen the collet nut and change bits.
NOTE: Do not run Speed Saw with spindle lock engaged.
ERGONOMIC DESIGN
The design of your Speed Saw provides for easy handling
and maintaining proper control when cutting. It has been
designed to be comfortable and easy to grasp when
operating in different positions or at different angles.
DEPTH ADJUSTMENT RING
Your Speed Saw is equipped with a depth adjustment
ring that allows you to adjust the depth of cut up to 1 in.
(2.5 cm).
BATTERY PACK
DEPTH
ADJUSTMENT RING
SPINDLE LOCK
SWITCH
COLLET
NUT
BIT
ADJUSTING
KNOB
Fig. 1
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.
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ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING:
TO LOOSEN
Your Speed Saw should never be connected to power
supply when you are assembling parts, making
adjustments, cleaning, performing maintenance, or
when not in use. Disconnecting your Speed Saw will
prevent accidental starting that could cause serious
injury.
TO TIGHTEN
INSERTING/REMOVING BITS
See Figure 2.
Follow these directions when inserting and removing
bits.
■ REMOVE BATTERY PACK FROM SPEED SAW.
Fig. 2
WARNING:
WARNING:
Failure to remove battery pack could result in
accidental starting causing serious injury.
Do not use bits with undersized shanks. Undersized
shanks will not tighten properly and could be thrown
from the tool causing injury.
CAUTION:
ADJUSTING DEPTH OF CUT
To prevent damage to the spindle or spindle lock,
always allow motor to come to a complete stop before
engaging spindle lock.
See Figure 3.
Follow these directions when adjusting depth of cut.
■ REMOVE BATTERY PACK FROM SPEED SAW.
■ Depress spindle lock.
■ Loosen collet nut by turning counterclockwise with
the wrench provided.
WARNING:
Failure to remove battery pack could result in
accidental starting causing serious injury.
WARNING:
■ Loosen adjusting knob by turning counterclockwise.
■ Move depth adjustment ring to desired position .
■ Tighten adjusting knob by turning clockwise.
If you are changing a bit immediately after use, be
careful not to touch the bit or collet with your hands
or fingers. They will get burned because of the heat
buildup from cutting. Always use the wrench provided.
■ To insert bit: Insert shank end of bit into collet.
■ To remove bit: Remove bit once collet nut is loose.
NOTE: The collet is machined to precision tolerances
to fit bits with 1/4 in. (6.35 mm) diameter shanks. To
use bits with 1/8 in. (3.16 mm) shank bits, insert the
1/8 in. (3.16 mm) adaptor into the 1/4 in. (6.35 mm)
collet.
TO TIGHTEN
■ Tighten collet nut securely by turning clockwise with
the wrench provided.
WARNING:
TO LOOSEN
If the collet nut is not securely tightened, the bit may
detach during use causing serious personal injury.
ADJUST UP OR
DOWN
Fig. 3
■ Release spindle lock.
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ADJUSTMENTS
REMOVING DEPTH ADJUSTMENT RING
See Figure 4.
Follow these directions when removing the depth
adjustment ring.
■ Place wrench in tab on depth adjustment ring.
■ Depress spring-loaded tab.
■ Lift depth adjustment ring off of tool.
TAB
ASSEMBLING CIRCLE CUTTER
See Figure 5.
Follow these directions when assembling the circle
cutter.
■ Attach handle with screw provided.
■ Attach pivot point knob with nut provided.
WRENCH
ATTACHING CIRCLE CUTTER
See Figure 6.
Follow these directions when attaching the circle cutter.
■ REMOVE BATTERY PACK FROM SPEED SAW.
Fig. 4
SCREW
WARNING:
NUT
Failure to remove battery pack could result in
accidental starting causing serious injury.
■ Assemble circle cutter if necessary. Refer to “ASSEMBLING CIRCLE CUTTER” previously.
■ Remove bit if necessary. Refer to “INSERTING/
REMOVING BITS” earlier in this manual.
■ Place adaptor under depth adjustment ring.
NOTE: Make sure the adaptor fits snugly.
HANDLE
■ Place circle cutter arm on top of depth adjustment
ring.
■ Screw threaded ring onto adaptor, securing circle
cutter arm.
■ Insert bit. Refer to “INSERTING/REMOVING BITS”
earlier in this manual.
PIVOT POINT
KNOB
Fig. 5
THREADED
RING
CIRCLE
CUTTER
ARM
DEPTH
ADJUSTMENT
RING
ADAPTOR
Fig. 6
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OPERATION
INSTALLING BATTERY PACK
BATTERY PACK
See Figure 7.
Follow these directions when installing the battery pack.
■ Place battery pack on the Speed Saw.
■ Align raised rib on battery pack with groove in saw's
battery port.
■ Make sure the latches on each side of the battery
pack snap in place and that battery pack is secured
on the tool before beginning operation.
DEPRESS
LATCHES
DEPRESS
REMOVING BATTERY PACK
LATCHES
See Figure 7.
Follow these directins when removing the battery pack.
■ Locate latches on side of battery pack and depress
both sides to release battery pack from the Speed
Saw.
■ Remove battery pack from the Speed Saw.
Fig. 7
CAUTION:
When placing battery pack on your Speed Saw, be
sure raised rib on battery pack aligns with groove in
saw’s battery port and latches snap in place properly.
Improper assembly of battery pack can cause
damage to internal components.
TO START SPEED
SAW
STARTING/STOPPING SPEED SAW
See Figure 8.
Follow these directions when starting and stopping the
Speed Saw.
To start Speed Saw: Depress the switch to the I position.
To stop Speed Saw: Depress the switch to the O position.
TO STOP SPEED
SAW
CAUTION:
Fig. 8
We suggest that you practice with your Speed Saw
before installing a bit and making cuts.
OPERATING SPEED SAW
See Figure 9.
Follow these directions when operating the Speed Saw.
■ Hold Speed Saw firmly with both hands.
■ Start Speed Saw.
■ Tilt Speed Saw at a 45o angle.
■ Plunge bit into material using guide ring as a pivot.
■ Raise Speed Saw slowly to a 90o angle.
■ Begin cutting.
Fig. 9
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OPERATION
USING CIRCLE CUTTER
See Figure 10.
Follow these directions when using the circle cutter.
■ Assemble circle cutter if necessary. Refer to “ASSEMBLING CIRCLE CUTTER” earlier in this manual.
■ Attach circle cutter to Speed Saw if necessary. Refer
to “ATTACHING CIRCLE CUTTER” earlier in this
manual.
■ Adjust depth of cut if necessary. Refer to “ADJUSTING DEPTH OF CUT” earlier in this manual.
■ Loosen pivot point knob.
■ Move pivot point knob to desired diameter dimension.
■ Tighten pivot point knob.
■ Start Speed Saw.
■ Cut a pilot hole in the center of the intended circle.
■ Line up pivot point knob with the lead hole.
■ Begin cut, applying moderate, steady pressure.
■ Hold the Speed Saw firmly with one hand and the
handle with the other.
Fig. 10
CAUTION:
Too much force causes heat build up, which can
shorten the life of the bit.
■ Work in a clockwise direction, continuing back to the
starting position.
■ Stop Speed Saw.
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
When servicing use only identical Ryobi replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or
cause product damage.
■ Store and charge your batteries in a cool area.
Temperatures above or below normal room
temperature will shorten battery life.
■ Never store batteries in a discharged condition. Wait
for battery to cool and charge immediately.
■ All batteries gradually lose their charge. The higher
the temperature, the quicker they lose their charge. If
you store your tool for long periods of time without
using it, recharge the batteries every month or two.
This practice will prolong battery life.
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,
petroleum-based products, penetrating oils, etc.
come in contact with plastic parts. They contain
chemicals that can damage, weaken, or destroy
plastic.
BATTERY DISPOSAL
To preserve natural resources, please recycle or dispose
of the battery properly. Local, state, or federal laws
may prohibit disposal of Nickel-Cadmium batteries
in ordinary trash.
Consult your local waste authority for information
regarding available recycling and/or disposal options.
For more information on battery recycling call
1-800-8BATTERY.
BITS
Get faster and more accurate cutting results by keeping
bits clean. Remove all accumulated build-up from bits
after each use. Replace bits when they become dull.
WARNING:
The bit flutes are sharp and should be handled with
caution.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to disassemble the battery pack. Fire
or injury can result.
COLLET
From time to time, it also becomes necessary to clean
your collet and collet nut. To do so, simply remove collet
nut and collet from the shaft and clean the dust and chips
that have collected. Then return collet nut to its original
position. Tighten collet nut on collet without a bit installed.
WARNING:
Upon removal, cover the battery pack's terminals with
heavy duty adhesive tape. Do not attempt to destroy
or disassemble battery pack or remove any of its
components. Also, never touch both terminals with
metal objects and/or body parts, as short circuit can
result. Keep away from children. Failure to comply
with these warnings could result in fire and/or serious
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.
BATTERIES
Your Speed Saw is equipped with Nickel-Cadmium
rechargeable batteries. Length of service from each
charging will depend on the type of work you are doing.
The batteries in this tool have been designed to provide
maximum trouble-free life. However, like all batteries,
they will eventually wear out. DO NOT disassemble
battery pack and attempt to replace the batteries.
Handling of these batteries, especially when wearing
rings and jewelry, could result in serious burn.
To obtain the longest possible battery life, we suggest
the following:
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MAINTENANCE
CHARGING BATTERIES
RECHARGING HOT BATTERIES
See Figures 11 and 12.
The battery pack for this tool has been shipped in a low
charge condition to prevent possible problems. Therefore,
you should charge it prior to use.
NOTE: Batteries will not reach full charge the first time
they are charged. Allow several cycles (cutting followed
by recharging) for them to fully charge.
Follow these directions when charging batteries.
■ Charge battery pack only with the charger provided.
■ Make sure power supply is normal house voltage, 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only.
■ Connect charger to power supply.
■ Place battery pack in charger. Align raised rib on
battery pack with groove in charger.
■ Press down on battery pack to be sure contacts on
battery pack engage properly with contacts in
charger. When properly connected, red light will
turn on. When your battery pack becomes fully
charged, the red light will turn off and the green light
will turn on.
NOTE: Normally, the yellow and green lights on the
charger will come on. This indicates charger is in control
charge mode and should switch to fast charge mode
within 5 minutes. When charger is in fast charge mode
the red light will come on. If after a period of 15 minutes
the yellow and green lights remain on, remove the
battery pack, wait 1 minute and reinsert battery pack in
charger. If the yellow and green lights continue to remain
on an additional 15 minutes, the battery pack is damaged
and will not accept charge. See Table 1.
After normal usage, 1 hour of charge time is required to
be fully charged. A minimum charge time of 1 to 1-1/2
hours is required to recharge a completely discharged
tool.
The battery pack will become slightly warm to the touch
while charging. This is normal and does not indicate a
problem.
Do not place charger in an area of extreme heat or cold.
It will work best at normal room temperature.
When using your Speed Saw continuously, the batteries
in your battery pack become hot. You should let a hot
battery pack cool down for approximately 30 minutes
before attempting to recharge.
NOTE: This situation occurs when continuous use of
your Speed Saw causes the batteries to become hot. It
does not occur under normal circumstances. Refer to
"CHARGING BATTERIES" for normal recharging of
batteries. If the charger does not charge your battery
pack under normal circumstances, return both the battery
pack and charger/charging assembly to your nearest
Ryobi Authorized Service Center for electrical check.
GREEN LIGHT "ON"
INDICATES FULLY
CHARGED
YELLOW AND GREEN LIGHTS "ON"
INDICATES CONTROL CHARGE OR
DEFECTIVE BATTERY PACK
BATTERY
CHARGER
RED LIGHT "ON"
INDICATES FAST
CHARGING MODE
Fig. 11
BATTERY
CHARGER
BATTERY
PACK
COLOR
STATUS
Red
Fast Charging Mode
Green
Fully Charged
Yellow and Green
Control Charge or
Defective Battery Pack
Fig. 12
Table 1
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NOTES
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OPERATOR'S MANUAL
SPEED SAW™
SS180
• 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. AND SERIAL NO.
The model number of this tool will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing.
Please record the model number and serial number in the space provided below.
• HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS,
ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
•
MODEL NUMBER
•
SERIAL NUMBER
SS180
RYOBI TECHNOLOGIES INC.
1428 Pearman Dairy Road
Anderson, SC 29625
Post Office Box 1207
Anderson, SC 29622
www.ryobitools.com
Phone 1-800-525-2579
983000-065