OPERATOR’S MANUAL
10 in. Compound Miter Saw
TS1355LA - Double Insulated
Your miter saw has been engineered and manufactured to our high standard for dependability, ease of operation, and
operator safety. When 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 before using
this product.
Thank you for purchase.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................... 2
Warranty .......................................................................................................................................................................... 2
General Safety Rules .................................................................................................................................................... 3-4
Specific Safety Rules.................................................................................................................................................... 4-5
Symbols ........................................................................................................................................................................ 6-7
Electrical .......................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Glossary of Terms ............................................................................................................................................................ 9
Features .................................................................................................................................................................... 10-12
Tools Needed................................................................................................................................................................. 12
Loose Parts List ............................................................................................................................................................. 13
Assembly .................................................................................................................................................................. 14-21
Operation .................................................................................................................................................................. 22-28
Adjustments.............................................................................................................................................................. 29-30
Maintenance ............................................................................................................................................................. 30-31
Parts Ordering / Service ................................................................................................................................................ 32
INTRODUCTION
This tool has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability have
been given top priority in the design of this product making it easy to maintain and operate.
WARRANTY
RYOBI® POWER TOOL - LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY AND 30 DAY EXCHANGE POLICY
One World Technologies, Inc., warrants its RYOBI® power tools with the following conditions:
30-DAY EXCHANGE POLICY: During the first 30 days after date of purchase, you may either request service under this
warranty or you may exchange any RYOBI® power tool which does not work properly due to defective workmanship or
materials by returning the power tool to the dealer from which it was purchased. To receive a replacement power tool or
requested warranty service, you must present proof of purchase and return all original equipment packaged with the original
product. The replacement power tool will be covered by the limited warranty for the balance of the two year period from
the date of the original purchase.
WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS: This warranty covers all defects in workmanship or materials in your RYOBI® power
tool for a period of two years from the date of purchase. With the exception of batteries, power tool accessories are warranted for ninety (90) days. Batteries are warranted for two years.
HOW TO GET SERVICE: Just return the power tool, properly packaged and postage prepaid, to an Authorized Service
Center. You can obtain the location of the Service Center nearest you by contacting a service representative at One World
Technologies, Inc., P.O. Box 1207, Anderson, SC 29622-1207, by calling 1-800-525-2579 or by logging on to www.ryobitools.com. When you request warranty service, you must also present proof of purchase documentation, which includes
the date of purchase (for example, a bill of sale). We will repair any faulty workmanship, and either repair or replace any
defective part, at our option. We will do so without any charge to you. We will complete the work in a reasonable time, but,
in any case, within ninety (90) days or less.
WHAT’S NOT COVERED: This warranty applies only to the original purchaser at retail and may not be transferred. This
warranty only covers defects arising under normal usage and does not cover any malfunction, failure or defects resulting
from misuse, abuse, neglect, alteration, modification or repairs by other than Authorized Service Centers. One World Technologies, Inc. makes no warranties, representations or promises as to the quality or performance of its power tools other
than those specifically stated in this warranty.
ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS: Any implied warranties granted under state law, including warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to two years from the date of purchase. One World Technologies, Inc. is not
responsible for direct, indirect, or incidental damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
 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 the tool.
WARNING:
Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow
all instructions listed below, may result in electric shock,
fire and/or serious personal injury.
 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.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
 KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read the operator’s manual
carefully. Learn the applications and limitations as well
as the specific potential hazards related to this tool.
 DISCONNECT TOOLS. When not in use, before
servicing, or when changing attachments, blades, bits,
cutters, etc., all tools should be disconnected from power
source.
 GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK BY PREVENTING BODY CONTACT WITH GROUNDED SURFACES.
For example: pipes, radiators, ranges, refrigerator enclosures.
 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 result in injury.
 KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in good working order.
 REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Form
habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting wrenches
are removed from tool before turning it on.
 NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury could occur if
the tool is tipped.
 KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and benches
invite accidents. DO NOT leave tools or pieces of wood
on the tool while it is in operation.
 CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the
tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should be
carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly
and perform its intended function. Check for alignment
of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of
parts, mounting and any other conditions that may affect
its operation. A guard or other part that is damaged must
be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service
center to avoid risk of personal injury.
 DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS. Do
not use power tools in damp or wet locations or expose
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.
 USE THE RIGHT DIRECTION OF FEED. Feed work into
a blade, cutter, or sanding spindle against the direction
or rotation of the blade, cutter, or sanding spindle only.
 MAKE WORKSHOP CHILDPROOF with padlocks,
master switches, or by removing starter keys.
 DON’T FORCE THE TOOL. It will do the job better and
safer at the feed rate for which it was designed.
 NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED. TURN
THE POWER OFF. Don't leave tool until it comes to a
complete stop.
 USE THE RIGHT TOOL. Do not force the tool or attachment to do a job for which it was not designed.
 PROTECT YOUR LUNGS. Wear a face or dust mask if
the cutting operation is dusty.
 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 gauge 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 gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier
the cord.
 PROTECT YOUR HEARING. Wear hearing protection
during extended periods of operation.
 DO NOT ABUSE CORD. Never carry tool by the cord or
yank it to disconnect from receptacle. Keep cord from
heat, oil, and sharp edges.
 USE OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORDS. When tool
is used outdoors, use only extension cords with
approved ground connection that are intended for use
outdoors and so marked.
 DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing,
neckties, or jewelry that can get caught and draw you into
moving parts. Rubber gloves and nonskid footwear are
recommended when working outdoors. Also wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
 KEEP BLADES CLEAN, SHARP, AND WITH
SUFFICIENT SET. Sharp blades minimize stalling
and kickback.
 BLADE COASTS AFTER BEING TURNED OFF.
 ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WITH SIDE
SHIELDS. Everyday eyeglasses have only impactresistant lenses, they are NOT safety glasses.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
 NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE.
Normal sparking of the motor could ignite fumes.
 DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT TURN IT
ON AND OFF. Have defective switches replaced by an
authorized service center.
 INSPECT TOOL CORDS PERIODICALLY. If
damaged, have repaired by a qualified service technician at
an authorized service facility. The conductor with insulation
having an outer surface that is green with or without yellow
stripes is the equipment-grounding conductor. If repair
or replacement of the electric cord or plug is necessary,
do not connect the equipment-grounding conductor to a
live terminal. Repair or replace a damaged or worn cord
immediately. Stay constantly aware of cord location and
keep it well away from the rotating blade.
 USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES. 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.
 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.
 NEVER START A TOOL WHEN ANY ROTATING COMPONENT IS IN CONTACT WITH THE WORKPIECE.
 DO NOT OPERATE A TOOL WHILE UNDER THE
INFLUENCE OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL, OR ANY
MEDICATION.
 WHEN SERVICING use only identical replacement parts.
Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause
product damage.
 USE ONLY RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES listed
in this manual or addendums. Use of accessories that
are not listed may cause the risk of personal injury.
Instructions for safe use of accessories are included
with the accessory.
 DOUBLE CHECK ALL SETUPS. Make sure blade is
tight and not making contact with saw or workpiece
before connecting to power supply.
 INSPECT EXTENSION CORDS PERIODICALLY and
replace if damaged.
 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.
 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.
 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.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
 FIRMLY CLAMP OR BOLT the tool to a workbench or
table at approximately hip height.
(bevel function) by securely tightening the bevel lock
knob.
 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 the power off.
 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.
 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.
 ALWAYS USE A CLAMP to secure the workpiece when
possible.
 NEVER cut more than one piece at a time. DO NOT
STACK more than one workpiece on the saw table at a
time.
 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.
 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.
 MAKE SURE THE 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 levers. Lock the saw arm
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SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
 NEVER hand hold a workpiece that is too small to be
clamped. Keep hands clear of the cutting area.
 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 the
saw.
 NEVER reach behind, under, or within three inches of the
blade and its cutting path with hands and fingers for any
reason.
 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.
 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.
 TURN OFF TOOL and wait for saw blade to come to
a complete stop before moving workpiece or changing
settings.
 NEVER move the workpiece or make adjustment to any
cutting angle while the saw is running and the blade is
rotating. Any slip can result in contact with the blade
causing serious personal injury.
 THIS TOOL should have the following markings:
 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 the miter saw
on the floor or in a crouched position.
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
 NEVER stand or have any part of the 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.
g)
 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.
h)
Wear eye protection.
Keep hands out of path of saw blade.
Do not operate saw without guards in place.
Do not perform any operation freehand.
Never reach around saw blade.
Turn off tool and wait for saw blade to stop before
moving workpiece or changing settings.
Disconnect power (or unplug tool as applicable)
before changing blade or servicing.
No load speed.
 ALWAYS carry the tool only by the carrying handle.
 AVOID direct eye exposure when using the laser guide.
 THIS SAW CAN TIP OVER if the saw head is released
suddenly and the saw is not secured to a work surface. ALWAYS secure this saw to a stable work surface before any use to avoid serious personal injury.
 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.
 SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. Refer to them
frequently and use to instruct other users. If you loan
someone this tool, loan them these instructions also.
 ALWAYS STAY ALERT! Do not allow familiarity (gained
from frequent use of the saw) to cause a careless
mistake. ALWAYS REMEMBER that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict severe injury.
 IF THE POWER SUPPLY CORD IS DAMAGED, it must
be replaced only by the manufacturer or by an authorized
service center to avoid risk.
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SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this 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
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
W
Watt
Power
Minutes
Time
Alternating Current
Type of current
Direct Current
Type or a characteristic of current
No Load Speed
Rotational speed, at no load
Class II Construction
Double-insulated construction
Per Minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per minute
Wet Conditions Alert
Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.
Read The Operator’s Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand
operator’s manual before using this product.
Eye Protection
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and,
as necessary, a full face shield when operating this product.
Safety Alert
Precautions that involve your safety.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in
serious personal injury.
Hot Surface
To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with any
hot surface.
min
no
.../min
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SYMBOLS
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result
in death or serious injury.
CAUTION:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in property
damage.
SERVICE
WARNING:
Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should
be performed only by a qualified service technician. For
service we suggest you return the product to the nearest
AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to use this
product until you read thoroughly and understand completely the operator’s manual. If you do not understand
the warnings and instructions in the operator’s manual,
do not use this product. Call Ryobi customer service for
assistance.
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 power tool operation, always wear safety goggles or safety
glasses with side shields and, when needed, a full face shield. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask
for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always use eye protection which
is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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ELECTRICAL
DOUBLE INSULATION
EXTENSION CORDS
Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power
tools, which eliminates the need for the usual threewire grounded power cord. All exposed metal parts are
isolated from the internal metal motor components with
protecting insulation. Double insulated tools do not need
to be grounded.
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 listed by Underwriter’s Laboratories
(UL) should be used.
When working outdoors with a tool, use an extension
cord that is designed for outside use. This type of cord is
designated with “WA” on the cord’s jacket.
Before using any extension cord, inspect it for loose or
exposed wires and cut or worn insulation.
WARNING:
The double insulated system is intended to protect
the user from shock resulting from a break in the tool’s
internal insulation. Observe all normal safety precautions
to avoid electrical shock.
NOTE: 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 the nearest authorized
service center for repair. Always use original factory replacement parts when servicing.
**Ampere rating (on tool data plate)
0-2.0
2.1-3.4 3.5-5.0
Cord Length
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
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
100'
16
16
14
12
10
—
**Used on 12 gauge - 20 amp circuit.
NOTE: AWG = American Wire Gauge
This tool has a precision-built electric motor. It should be
connected to a power supply that is 120 V, 60 Hz, 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.
WARNING:
Keep the extension cord clear of the working area.
Position the cord so that it will not get caught on lumber,
tools or other obstructions while you are working with a
power tool. Failure to do so can result in serious personal
injury.
WARNING:
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.
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Non-Through Cuts
Any cutting operation where the blade does not extend
completely through the thickness of the workpiece.
Anti-Kickback Pawls (radial arm and table saws)
A device which, when properly installed and maintained,
is designed to stop the workpiece from being kicked back
toward the front of the saw during a ripping operation.
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 table surface.
Chamfer
A cut removing a wedge from a block so the end (or part of
the end) is angled rather than at 90°.
Compound Cut
A cross cut made with both a miter and a bevel angle.
Cross Cut
A cutting or shaping operation made across the grain or the
width of the workpiece.
Cutter Head (planers and jointer planers)
A rotating cutterhead with adjustable blades or knives. The
blades or knives remove material from the workpiece.
Dado Cut
A non-through cut which produces a square-sided notch or
trough in the workpiece (requires a special blade).
Featherboard
A device used to help control the workpiece by guiding
it securely against the table or fence during any ripping
operation.
FPM or SPM
Feet per minute (or strokes per minute), used in reference
to blade movement.
Freehand
Performing a cut without the workpiece being guided by a
fence, miter gauge, or other aids.
Gum
A sticky, sap-based residue from wood products.
Heel
Alignment of the blade to the fence.
Kerf
The material removed by the blade in a through cut or the
slot produced by the blade in a non-through or partial cut.
Kickback
A hazard that can occur when the blade binds or stalls,
throwing the workpiece back toward operator.
Leading End
The end of the workpiece pushed into the tool first.
Miter Cut
A cutting operation made with the workpiece at any angle
to the blade other than 90°.
Push Blocks (for jointer planers)
Device used to feed the workpiece over the jointer planer
cutterhead during any operation. This aid helps keep the
operator’s hands well away from the cutterhead.
Push Blocks and Push Sticks (for table saws)
Devices used to feed the workpiece through the saw blade
during cutting operations. A push stick (not a push block)
should be used for narrow ripping operations. These aids
help keep the operator’s hands well away from the blade.
Pilot Hole (drill presses)
A small hole drilled in a workpiece that serves as a guide for
drilling large holes accurately.
Resaw
A cutting operation to reduce the thickness of the workpiece
to make thinner pieces.
Resin
A sticky, sap-based substance that has hardened.
Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)
The number of turns completed by a spinning object in one
minute.
Ripping or Rip Cut
A cutting operation along the length of the workpiece.
Riving Knife/Spreader/Splitter (table saws)
A metal piece, slightly thinner than the blade, which helps
keep the kerf open and also helps to prevent kickback.
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.
Snipe (planers)
Depression made at either end of a workpiece by cutter
blades when the workpiece is not properly supported.
Through Sawing
Any cutting operation where the blade extends completely
through the thickness of the workpiece.
Throw-Back
The throwing back of a workpiece usually caused by the
workpiece being dropped into the blade or being placed
inadvertently in contact with the blade.
Workpiece or Material
The item on which the operation is being done.
Worktable
Surface where the workpiece rests while performing a
cutting, drilling, planing, or sanding operation.
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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Cutting Capacity with Miter at 0°/Bevel 0°:
Maximum nominal lumber sizes:.................... 2 x 6, 4 x 4
Blade Arbor .............................................................. 5/8 in.
Cutting Capacity with Miter at 45°/Bevel 0°:
Maximum nominal lumber sizes:..............................2 x 4
Blade Diameter .......................................................... 10 in.
No Load Speed .................................... 5,000 r/min. (RPM)
Cutting Capacity with Miter at 0°/Bevel 45°:
Maximum nominal lumber sizes:..............................2 x 6
Input ................................ 120 V, AC only, 60 Hz, 15 Amps
Cutting Capacity with Miter at 45°/Bevel 45°:
Maximum nominal lumber sizes:..............................2 x 4
ROTATING “D”
HANDLE
UPPER BLADE
GUARD
BEVEL
SCALE
SWITCH
TRIGGER
DUST
GUIDE
LOWER BLADE
GUARD
DUST
BAG
TABLE
EXTENSION
“NO HANDS ZONE”
BOUNDARY LINE
SLIDING
MITER FENCE
BEVEL
LOCK
KNOB
“NO HANDS
ZONE” LABEL
THROAT
PLATE
BLADE WRENCH
STORAGE
STOP
BLOCK
POSITIVE
STOP(S)
ADJUSTABLE
TABLE
MITER
TABLE
BASE
TABLE
EXTENSION
MITER
LOCK HANDLE
CONTROL
ARM
MITER
SCALE
WORK
CLAMP
CROWN
MOLDING STOP
Fig. 1
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FEATURES
KNOW YOUR COMPOUND MITER SAW
See Figure 1.
The safe use of this product requires an understanding of
the information on the tool and in this operator’s manual as
well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting. Before
use of this product, familiarize yourself with all operating
features and safety rules.
CARRYING
HANDLE
SAW
ARM
15 AMP MOTOR
LOCK
PIN
The saw has a powerful 15 amp motor with sufficient power to
handle tough cutting jobs. It is made with all ball bearings, and
has externally accessible brushes for ease of servicing.
10 in. BLADE
A 10 in. blade is included with the compound miter saw. It
will cut materials up to 2 in. thick or 6 in. wide, depending
upon the angle at which the cut is being made.
BLADE WRENCH STORAGE
MITER LOCK
HANDLE
See Figure 1.
A blade wrench is packed with the saw. One end of the wrench
is a phillips screwdriver and the other end is a 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 in the saw’s base.
SAW ARM LOCKED IN DOWN POSITION
Fig. 2
SPINDLE
LOCK BUTTON
CARRYING HANDLE
See Figure 2.
For convenience when carrying or transporting the miter
saw from one place to another, a carrying handle has been
provided on top of the saw arm. To transport, turn off and
unplug the saw, then lower the saw arm and lock it in the
down position. Lock saw arm by depressing the lock pin.
SWITCH
TRIGGER
MITER LOCK HANDLE
See Figure 2.
The miter lock handle securely locks the saw at desired
miter angles.
SPINDLE LOCK BUTTON
Fig. 3
See Figure 3.
The spindle lock button locks the spindle stopping the
blade from rotating. Depress and hold the lock button while
installing, changing, or removing blade.
SWITCH
TRIGGER
SWITCH TRIGGER
PADLOCK
See Figure 4.
To prevent unauthorized use of the compound miter saw,
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 9/32 in. diameter may be used. When
the lock is installed and locked, the switch is inoperable.
Store the padlock key in another location.
Fig. 4
11
FEATURES
BEVEL LOCK KNOB
ROTATING “D” HANDLE
The bevel lock knob securely locks your compound miter
saw at desired bevel angles.
The crown molding stop makes positioning crown molding
vertically against the fence easier.
The rotating “D” handle can be adjusted to provide different saw handle positions. Turn the handle adjusting knob
clockwise to loosen the rotating handle before twisting the
rotating handle to a desired position. Lock the rotating handle
into different positions by turning the handle adjusting knob
counterclockwise.
ELECTRIC BRAKE
SELF-RETRACTING LOWER BLADE GUARD
An electric brake has been provided to quickly stop blade
rotation after the switch is released.
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.
CROWN MOLDING STOP
LASER GUIDE
For more accurate cuts, a laser guide is included with the
miter saw. When used properly, the laser guide makes
accurate, precision cutting simple and easy.
SLIDING MITER FENCE
The miter fence on the compound miter saw has been
provided to hold your workpiece securely against when
making all cuts. The left side is larger providing additional
support. It has a sliding feature for clearance of the saw arm
when making bevel or compound cuts.
Loosen the fence screw before attempting to slide the miter
fence. Once the desired position of the miter fence is determined, tighten the fence screw to secure the sliding fence.
POSITIVE STOPS ON MITER TABLE
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.
TOOLS NEEDED
The following tools (not included) are needed for making adjustments or installing the blade:
COMBINATION WRENCH (2)
(10 mm, 12 mm)
COMBINATION
SQUARE
FRAMING SQUARE
Fig. 5
12
LOOSE PARTS LIST
The following items are included with your Compound Miter Saw:
 Miter Lock Handle
 Adjustable Table
 Dust Bag
 Lock Screw
 Dust Guide
 Work Clamp
 Stop Block
 Blade Wrench
 Small Wing Screw
 Hex Keys, 5 mm and 1/16 in. (2)
 Clamp Brackets (2)
 Blade Washer
 Clamp Bracket Screws (2)
 Blade Bolt
 Crown Molding Stop
 Blade
 Table Extensions (2)
 Operator’s Manual
INSTALLED ON TOOL
n
m
HEX
BOLT
LASER
GUIDE
BLADE
BOLT
BLADE
WASHER
BLADE
WORK
CLAMP
DUST
BAG
BLADE
WRENCH
CROWN
MOLDING STOP
DUST
GUIDE
CLAMP
BRACKETS
HEX KEY (2)
SMALL
WING SCREW
ADJUSTABLE
TABLE
LOCK
SCREW
STOP
BLOCK
TABLE
EXTENSION
CLAMP BRACKET
SCREWS
MITER
LOCK HANDLE
TABLE EXTENSION
Fig. 6
WARNING:
The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous and could cause serious personal injury.
13
ASSEMBLY
UNPACKING
WARNING:
This product requires assembly.
 Carefully lift saw from the carton by the carrying handle and
the saw base, and place it on a level work surface.
NOTE: This tool is heavy. To avoid back injury, lift with your
legs, not your back, and get help when needed.
 This saw has been shipped with the saw arm secured in the
down position. To release the saw arm, push down on the
“D” handle, cut the tie-wrap, and pull out on the lock pin.
 Lift the saw arm by the handle. Hand pressure should remain
on the “D” handle to prevent sudden rise upon release of
the tie wrap.
 Inspect the tool carefully to make sure no breakage or damage occurred during shipping.
 Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully
inspected and satisfactorily operated the product.
 The saw is factory set for accurate cutting. After
assembling it, check for accuracy. If shipping has
influenced the settings, refer to specific procedures
explained in this manual.
 If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-800-525-2579 for assistance.
Do not start the compound miter saw without checking for
interference between the blade and the miter fence. Damage
could result to the blade if it strikes the miter fence during
operation of the saw.
WARNING:
This saw can tip over if the saw head is released suddenly
and the saw is not secured to a work surface. ALWAYS
secure this saw to a stable work surface before any use to
avoid serious personal injury.
MOUNTING HOLES
See Figure 7.
WARNING:
Always make sure the compound miter saw is securely
mounted to a workbench or an approved workstand.
Failure to heed this warning can result in serious
personal injury.
WARNING:
If any parts are damaged or missing do not operate this
product until the parts are replaced. Failure to heed this
warning could result in serious personal injury.
The 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. 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.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this product 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.
The hole pattern for mounting to a workbench is shown in
figure 7. 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.
WARNING:
Do not connect to power supply until assembly is
complete. Failure to comply could result in accidental starting and possible serious personal injury.
TRACE HOLES
AT THESE LOCATIONS
FOR HOLE PATTERN
TRACE HOLES
AT THESE LOCATIONS
FOR HOLE PATTERN
MOUNTING
SURFACE
SAW BASE
Fig. 7
14
ASSEMBLY
MITER LOCK HANDLE
MITER
LOCK
HANDLE
See Figure 8.
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
DUST GUIDE
See Figure 9.
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.
MITER TABLE
DUST BAG
See Figure 10.
A dust bag is provided for use on this 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
WORK CLAMP
CONTROL
ARM
TO
LOOSEN
Fig. 8
UPPER
BLADE
GUARD
DUST
GUIDE
See Figure 11.
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.
Fig. 9
EXHAUST
PORT
DUST
BAG
WARNING:
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.
Fig. 10
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.
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.
BASE
15
WORK
CLAMP
Fig. 11
ASSEMBLY
ADJUSTABLE TABLE
TABLE
EXTENSION
See Figure 12.
The adjustable table can be used on either the left or right side
of the miter saw. To install:
 Slide the adjustable table on either table extension, then
insert the table extensions into the saw base.
 Use the lock screw to secure the adjustable table to the table
extension. Tighten lock screw securely.
TABLE EXTENSIONS
See Figures 12 - 14.
To use the stop block and/or adjustable table, slide on the
desired table extension.
To install table extensions, insert the ends of extensions into
the holes in the sides of the base. Adjust the extensions to the
desired length.
Secure extensions in place by positioning a clamp bracket under each table extension beneath the miter table. Orient each
clamp bracket as shown in figure 14.
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.
MITER
SAW BASE
Fig. 13
SAW VIEWED FROM BOTTOM
MITER
SAW BASE
STOP BLOCK
See Figures 12 and 15.
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.
BRACKET
SUPPORT
CLAMP
BRACKET
ASSEMBLED
Fig. 14
ADJUSTABLE
TABLE
SMALL
WING
SCREW
STOP
BLOCK
STOP
BLOCK
TABLE
EXTENSION
BASE
CLAMP
BRACKET
CLAMP BRACKET
SCREW
Fig. 15
Fig. 12
16
ASSEMBLY
TO INSTALL / REPLACE THE BLADE
See Figures 16 - 17.
SPINDLE LOCK
BUTTON
WARNING:
A 10 in. blade is the maximum blade capacity of the 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 the saw.
 Once blade has stopped, raise saw arm.
 Rotate lower blade guard up and remove screw. Rotate
blade bolt cover up and back to expose the blade bolt.
 Depress the spindle lock button and rotate the blade bolt
until the spindle locks.
 Using the wrench provided, loosen and remove the blade
bolt.
NOTE: The blade bolt has left hand threads. Turn blade
bolt clockwise to loosen.
 Remove outer blade washer (or laser guide). Do not
remove inner blade washer.
 Wipe a drop of oil onto inner blade washer (or laser guide)
and outer blade washer where they contact the blade.
Fig. 16
NOTE: BEFORE USE,
REPLACE SCREW AND
TIGHTEN SECURELY
TO PREVENT GUARD
MOVEMENT
OUTER
BLADE
WASHER
BLADE
BOLT
BLADE
WARNING:
SCREW
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 17.
 Replace outer blade washer (or laser guide). Double “D”
flats on blade washers align with flats on spindle.
 Depress spindle lock button and replace blade bolt.
NOTE: The blade bolt has left hand threads. Turn blade bolt
counterclockwise to tighten.
LOWER
BLADE
GUARD
INNER
BLADE
WASHER
BLADE
BOLT
COVER
BLADE
CAUTION:
TO
LOOSEN
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.
TO
TIGHTEN
 Tighten blade bolt securely.
 Replace the lower blade guard and blade bolt cover.
 Replace screw and tighten securely.
BLADE
BOLT
17
OUTER BLADE
WASHER
WITH DOUBLE
“D” FLATS
INNER BLADE
WASHER WITH
DOUBLE “D”
FLATS
FLAT(S)
ON SPINDLE
Fig. 17
ASSEMBLY
Follow the directions below for using the laser guide.
WARNING:
Removing Your Mark:
Position the laser line near the left edge of your mark on the
work surface in order to remove the mark.
Make sure the spindle lock button is not engaged
before reconnecting saw into power source. Never
engage spindle lock button when blade is rotating.
To Cut Your Mark:
Position the laser line near or over your mark on the work
surface in order to cut the mark.
MOUNTING THE LASER GUIDE
To Leave Your Mark:
Position the laser line near the right edge of your mark on
the work surface in order to leave the mark.
See Figure 18.
 Unplug the saw.
 Remove hex bolt, washer, and outer blade washer. Store
for future use.
After you have become familiar with using the laser guide,
you will be able to remove, cut, or leave your mark on the
work surface. Practice will teach you the correct position for
aligning the laser line with your mark.
 Make sure inner blade washer is in place before
positioning saw blade on the spindle of the saw.
NOTE: The laser guide replaces the outer blade washer.
 Place the laser guide onto the spindle, aligning the double
“D” flats in the laser guide with the flats on the spindle.
 Position flat surface of laser guide against the blade.
Warning labels are visible when laser guide is mounted
properly.
BLADE
 Depress spindle lock button and secure laser guide
using only the special hex bolt provided.
NOTE: The hex bolt has left hand threads. Turn bolt
counterclockwise to tighten.
 Using the blade wrench provided, tighten bolt securely.
 Remove the blade wrench and store the wrench in the
saw base for future use.
INNER
BLADE
WASHER
 Replace the lower blade guard and blade bolt cover.
 Retighten phillips screw securing blade bolt cover. Tighten
screw securely.
HEX
BOLT
DANGER:
LASER
GUIDE
SPINDLE
Fig. 18
Laser radiation. Avoid direct eye contact with light
source.
ALIGNING THE LASER GUIDE LINE
See Figure 19.
The laser guide will generate a red colored line on the work
surface when the blade is spinning. The red laser line will
appear as a broken line on the workpiece when the blade assembly is in the uppermost position and the motor switch is
activated. This broken line will let you see your mark and the
laser guide line at the same time, and will assist you in lining
up the mark for more accurate cutting of the workpiece.
BROKEN
RED LINE
Align the laser line and the mark with the blade at the
uppermost position. Once both lines are in alignment, do not
move the workpiece until after you have finished cutting.
As the blade assembly is lowered toward the workpiece, the
broken line will become solid.
Make several practice cuts on different styles and thickness
of material.
Fig. 19
18
ASSEMBLY
NOTE: Many of the illustrations in this manual show only
portions of the compound miter saw. This is intentional so
that we can clearly show points being made in the illustrations. Never operate the saw without all guards securely
in place and in good operating condition.
FRAMING
SQUARE
SLIDING
MITER
FENCE
LOCK
PIN
MITER TABLE
SQUARING THE MITER TABLE TO THE
FENCE
See Figures 20 - 23.
 Unplug the saw.
 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 throat plate in the miter table.
The edge of the square and the throat plate in the miter
table should be parallel as shown in figure 20.
 If the edge of the framing square and the throat plate
in the miter table are not parallel as shown in figures 21
and 22, adjustments are needed.
 Using the blade wrench provided, loosen the socket head
screws securing the fence. Adjust the fence left or right
until the framing square and throat plate are parallel.
 Retighten the screws securely and recheck the fence-totable alignment.
MITER
LOCK PLATE
THROAT
PLATE
MITER
LOCK HANDLE
VIEW OF MITER TABLE SQUARE WITH FENCE
SLIDING MITER
FENCE
FRAMING
SQUARE
MITER
TABLE
THROAT
PLATE
VIEW OF MITER TABLE NOT SQUARE WITH
FENCE, ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
SLIDING MITER
FENCE
FRAMING
SQUARE
Fig. 20
Fig. 21
MITER
TABLE
THROAT PLATE
VIEW OF MITER TABLE NOT SQUARE WITH
FENCE, ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
Fig. 22
19
ASSEMBLY
SQUARING THE BLADE TO THE FENCE
SLIDING
MITER
FENCE
See Figures 24 - 26.
 Unplug the saw.
 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.
 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.
NOTE: Make sure that the square contacts the flat part
of the saw blade, not the blade teeth.
 The edge of the square and the saw blade should be
parallel as shown in figure 24.
 If the front or back edge of the saw blade angles away
from the square as shown in figures 25 - 26, adjustments
are needed.
 Loosen the socket head screws that secure the miter
fence to the miter table.
 Rotate the miter fence left or right until the saw blade is
parallel with the square.
 Retighten the screws securely and recheck the blade-tofence alignment.
BLADE
MITER
LOCK
PLATE
MITER
TABLE
MITER
LOCK
HANDLE
VIEW OF BLADE SQUARE WITH FENCE
SLIDING
MITER
FENCE
The 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.
SOCKET HEAD
SCREW(S)
FRAMING
SQUARE
BLADE
MITER
TABLE
FRAMING
SQUARE
VIEW OF BLADE NOT SQUARE WITH
FENCE, ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
SOCKET HEAD
SCREW(S)
Fig. 24
Fig. 25
SLIDING
MITER
FENCE
BLADE
FRAMING
SQUARE
FENCE
Fig. 23
MITER
TABLE
VIEW OF BLADE NOT SQUARE WITH
FENCE, ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
20
Fig. 26
ASSEMBLY
SQUARING THE BLADE TO THE MITER TABLE
BEVEL
LOCK
KNOB
See Figures 28 - 30.
 Unplug the saw.
 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 28.
 If the top or bottom of the saw blade angles away from
the square as shown in figures 29 and 30, adjustments
are needed.
 Loosen the lock nut securing positive stop adjustment
screw. Also loosen bevel lock knob. See figure 41.
 Adjust positive stop adjustment screw to bring saw blade
into alignment with the square. See “Positive Stop Adjustment” in the Adjustment section.
 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.
The 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 indicator
screws and reset them to zero.
SCALE
INDICATOR
INDICATOR
SCREW
MITER
SCALE
BLADE
SLIDING
MITER
FENCE
MITER
LOCK
PLATE
MITER
TABLE
MITER
LOCK HANDLE
COMBINATION
SQUARE
CORRECT VIEW OF BLADE
SQUARE WITH MITER TABLE
Fig. 28
BEVEL
LOCK
KNOB
SLIDING
MITER
FENCE
BLADE
MITER
LOCK
PLATE
MITER
TABLE
COMBINATION SQUARE
MITER
LOCK HANDLE
VIEW OF BLADE NOT SQUARE WITH MITER TABLE,
ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
Fig. 29
BEVEL
LOCK
KNOB
SLIDING
MITER
FENCE
BLADE
MITER
LOCK
PLATE
MITER
TABLE
COMBINATION
SQUARE
BEVEL SCALE
Fig. 27
MITER
LOCK HANDLE
VIEW OF BLADE NOT SQUARE WITH MITER TABLE,
ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
Fig. 30
21
OPERATION
NOTE: Always check for interference between the blade and
WARNING:
the sliding miter fence BEFORE attempting to make a cut.
Some compound miter cuts require the sliding miter fence to
be moved or completely removed before making the cut.
Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is
sufficient to inflict serious injury.
CUTTING WITH YOUR COMPOUND
MITER SAW
WARNING:
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields when operating power tools. Failure to do so
could result in objects being thrown into your eyes
resulting in possible serious injury.
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.
WARNING:
Do not use any attachments or accessories not
recommended by the manufacturer of this tool. The use
of attachments or accessories not recommended can
result in serious personal injury.
WARNING:
NEVER move the workpiece or make adjustment to any
cutting angle while the saw is running and the blade is
rotating. Any slip can result in contact with the blade
causing serious personal injury.
APPLICATIONS
This product has been designed 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
 Bevel cutting and compound cutting
TO CROSS CUT
See Figure 31.
A cross cut is made by cutting across the grain of the
workpiece. A straight cross cut is made with the miter
table set at the 0° position. Miter cross cuts are made
with the miter table set at some angle other than zero.
 Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full height.
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 the Ryobi dealer.
WARNING:
CROSS CUT
Before starting any cutting operation, clamp or bolt the
compound miter saw to a workbench. Never operate the
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, always tighten the miter lock handle securely before making a cut. Failure to
do so could result in movement of the miter table while
making a cut.
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, keep hands outside
the no hands zone, at least 3 in. from the blade. Never
perform any cutting operation freehand (without holding
workpiece against the fence). The blade could grab the
workpiece if it slips or twists.
WORK
CLAMP
22
Fig. 31
OPERATION
 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 thumb and hold.
 Rotate the control arm until the pointer aligns with the
desired angle on the miter scale.
 Release the miter lock plate.
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.
 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.
 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 36.
 Align cutting line on workpiece with 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.
 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.
 Release the switch trigger and allow the 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.






tilting the saw arm. The bevel scale is marked for 15°,
30°, and 45°. Loosen the fence screw on the miter fence,
slide the fence to the desired position, and retighten the
fence screw.
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.
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°.
Align the indicator point for the desired angle.
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 40 - 41.
INDICATOR
POINT
INDICATOR
SCREW
BEVEL
SCALE
SCALE
INDICATOR
TO BEVEL CUT
Fig. 32
See Figures 32 - 33.
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°.
 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 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.
 Adjustments of the miter fence must be made to
correspond to the desired angle of the bevel cut prior to
BEVEL CUT
WORK
CLAMP
Fig. 33
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OPERATION
 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 36.
 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 33.
COMPOUND MITER CUT
 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.
 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.
WORK
CLAMP
TO COMPOUND MITER CUT
Fig. 34
See Figure 34.
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.
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.
 Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full height.
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.
 Adjustments of the miter fence must be made to correspond to the desired angle of the bevel cut prior to
tilting the saw arm. The bevel scale is marked for 15°,
30°, or 45°. Loosen the fence screw on the miter fence,
slide the fence to the desired position, and retighten the
fence screw.
 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.
 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.
 Recheck miter angle setting. Make a test cut in scrap
material.
 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.
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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 could collapse on the blade at the end of the
cut, jamming the blade. See Figures 40 - 41.
 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 36.
 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.
 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.
 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.
45° X 45° COMPOUND MITER CUT
Fig. 35
TO SUPPORT LONG WORKPIECES
See Figure 36.
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.
LONG
WORKPIECE
0
WORKPIECE SUPPORTS
Fig. 36
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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 the required cut.
PITCH
OF SIDE
0°
5°
10°
15°
20°
25°
30°
35°
40°
45°
50°
NUMBER OF SIDES
4
5
6
7
8
M- 45.00°
B- 0.00°
M- 44.89°
B- 3.53°
M- 44.56°
B- 7.05°
M- 44.01°
B- 10.55°
M- 36.00°
B- 0.00°
M- 30.00°
B- 0.00°
M- 25.71°
B- 0.00°
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- 32.18°
B- 17.09°
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- 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°
M- 11.80°
B- 13.69°
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° M- 10.56°
B- 18.27° B- 16.27° B- 14.66°
60°
M- 26.57° M- 19.96°
B- 37.76° B- 30.60°
M- 16.10°
B- 25.66°
M- 13.54°
B- 22.07°
M- 11.70° M- 10.31°
B- 19.35° B- 17.23°
65°
M- 22.91° M- 17.07°
B- 39.86° B- 32.19°
M- 13.71°
B- 26.95°
M- 11.50°
B- 23.16°
M- 9.23°
B- 15.52°
M7.82°
M- 9.93° M- 8.74°
B
-16.26°
B- 20.29° B- 18.06°
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°
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
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 on page 28 for correct angle
settings and correct positioning of crown molding on miter
table.
The settings in the chart 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 the miter saw.
This 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 37.
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°
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. 37
OPERATION
Bevel
Angle
Setting
 Slowly lower the blade into and through the workpiece.
 Release the switch trigger and allow the 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.
Type of Cut
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
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
CROWN
MOLDING
STOP
CUTTING MOLDING USING THE CROWN
MOLDING STOP
KNOB
See Figures 38 - 39.
To use this method for accurately cutting crown molding
for a 90° inside or outside corner, place the crown molding
upside down on the miter table.
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 0°. The miter angle should be set at
45° either right or left, depending on the desired cut for the
application.
 Loosen the crown molding stop by turning the knob
counterclockwise.
Fig. 38
 Place the stop in the hole on the left side of the saw’s
base. See Figure 38.
 With the bottom of the molding (wall side) against the
miter fence and the top of the molding (ceiling side)
against the miter table, align with the desired mark on
the throat plate then spin the crown molding stop until it
fits snuggly against the crown molding.
 Secure the crown molding stop in place by turning the
knob clockwise.
 Hold the crown molding in place with your left hand.
NOTE: NEVER have your hand inside the no hands zone
while the saw is on.
Fig. 39
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OPERATION
CUTTING WARPED MATERIAL
See Figures 40 - 41.
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 40.
If the warped material is positioned the wrong way as shown
in figure 41, it will pinch the blade near the completion of
the cut.
WRONG
Fig. 41
WARNING:
To avoid a kickback and to avoid serious personal injury,
never position the concave edge of bowed or warped
material against the fence.
RIGHT
CLAMPING WIDE WORKPIECES
Fig. 40
See Figure 42.
When cutting wide workpieces, such as 2 in. x 6 in., boards
should be clamped with a C-clamp as shown in figure 42.
WIDE
BOARD
Fig. 42
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ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST THE LASER GUIDE
WARNING:
See Figure 43.
Before performing any adjustment, make sure the tool is
unplugged from the power supply. Failure to heed this
warning could result in serious personal injury.
NOTE: Avoid direct eye exposure when using the laser
guide.
 Set both the bevel angle and the miter table at 0°.
 Use the work clamp or a C-clamp to secure a piece of
scrap wood.
 Plug the saw into the power source and make a slight
cut to score the wood.
 Release the switch trigger and allow the saw blade to
stop rotating before raising the blade.
 Raise the saw arm and unplug the saw.
 Loosen the blade bolt cover screw on the blade bolt cover
until the cover can be raised.
 Gently raise the lower blade guard bracket so that lower
blade guard and blade bolt cover can be rotated up and
back to expose the laser.
 Rotate the blade by hand until you can push and hold
the laser button and the laser is near the center of the
workpiece as shown in figure 43.
 To adjust the laser, turn the adjustment screw counterclockwise or clockwise using the hex key (1/16 in.)
provided.
NOTE: When properly aligned, the laser should be on the
left edge of the kerf.
 Once aligned, remove and store the hex key (1/16 in.).
 Replace the lower blade guard and blade bolt cover.
 Retighten the blade bolt cover screw securely to prevent
guard movement (see page 17, figure 17).
NOTE: Always make practice cuts on scrap wood before
cutting through your workpiece.
The 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
the 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 the
saw is cutting accurately.
CAUTION:
Do not start the compound miter saw without checking
for interference between the blade and the throat plate.
Damage could result to the blade if it strikes the throat
plate during operation of the saw.
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.
 If the saw arm does not raise by itself or if there is play in
the pivot joints, have saw repaired at your nearest RYOBI
AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER.
BEVEL PIVOT ADJUSTMENT
 The compound miter saw should bevel easily by loosening
the bevel lock knob and tilting the saw arm to the left.
 If movement is tight or if there is play in the pivot, have saw
repaired at your nearest RYOBI AUTHORIZED SERVICE
CENTER.
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
mn
mn
HEX
KEY
LASER
BUTTON
APERTURE
LASER
MARK
Fig. 43
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ADJUSTMENTS
DEPTH STOP
POSITIVE STOP ADJUSTMENTS
The depth stop limits the blade’s downward travel. It
allows the blade to go below the miter table enough to
maintain full cutting capacities. The depth stop positions
the blade 1/4 in. from the miter table support.
NOTE: The miter table support is located inside the miter
table.
The depth stop is factory set to provide maximum cutting capacity for the 10 in. blade provided with the saw.
Therefore, the saw with blade provided should never need
adjustments.
However, when the diameter of the blade has been
reduced due to sharpening, it may be necessary to
adjust the depth stop to provide maximum cutting
capacity. Also, when a new blade is installed, it is
necessary to check the clearance of the blade to the
miter table support before starting the saw. Make adjustments if needed.
See Figure 44.
NOTE: These adjustments were made at the factory and
normally do not require readjustment.
To adjust:
 Unplug the saw.
 Using two wrenches (one on the lock nut and one for
the positive stop adjustment screw), loosen the lock nut
securing the positive stop adjustment screw.
 Loosen the bevel lock knob by turning the knob
counterclockwise.
 Square the blade to the miter table as described in the
Assembly section of this manual.
 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.
The 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 indicator
screws and reset them to zero.
DEPTH STOP ADJUSTMENTS
See Figure 44.
 Unplug the saw.
 To adjust the depth stop use a 10 mm wrench and loosen
the hex nut located on the top of the upper saw arm.
DEPTH STOP
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
 Use a 5 mm hex key wrench to adjust the depth stop
adjustment screw. The saw blade is lowered by turning
the screw counterclockwise and raised by turning the
screw clockwise.
POSITIVE STOP
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW FOR
0° ANGLES
 Lower the blade into the miter table. Check blade clearance
and maximum cutting distance (distance from fence where
blade enters) to front of miter table slot.
BEVEL LOCK
KNOB
 Readjust if necessary.
POSITIVE STOP
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW FOR
45° ANGLES
 Tighten the hex nut with a 10 mm wrench or adjustable
wrench.
 To prevent the depth stop adjustment screw from turning
while tightening the hex nut, carefully hold it with the hex
key wrench while tightening the hex nut.
LOCK NUT(S)
Fig. 44
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause
product damage.
BRUSH
CAP
WARNING:
BRUSH
ASSEMBLY
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.
BRUSH
CAP
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
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, dust, oil, grease, etc.
BRUSH
ASSEMBLY
Fig. 45
BRUSH REPLACEMENT
See Figure 45.
The saw has externally accessible brush assemblies that
should be periodically checked for wear.
Proceed as follows when replacement is required:
 Unplug the saw.
 Remove brush cap with a screwdriver. Brush assembly is
spring loaded and will pop out when you remove brush
cap.
 Remove brush assembly.
 Check for wear. Replace both brushes when either has
less than 1/4 in. length of carbon remaining. Do not
replace one side without replacing the other.
 Reassemble using new brush assemblies. Make sure
curvature of brush matches curvature of motor and that
brush moves freely in brush tube.
 Make sure brush cap is oriented correctly (straight) and
replace.
 Tighten brush cap securely. Do not overtighten.
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleumbased products, penetrating oils, etc., come in contact
with plastic parts. Chemicals can damage, weaken or
destroy plastic which may result in serious personal
injury.
Electric tools used on fiberglass material, wallboard, spackling
compounds, or plaster are subject to accelerated wear and
possible premature failure because the fiberglass chips and
grindings are highly abrasive to bearings, brushes, commutators, etc. Consequently, we do not recommended using this
tool for extended work on these types of materials. However,
if you do work with any of these materials, it is extremely
important to clean the tool using compressed air.
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.
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MAINTENANCE
CHANGING THE BATTERIES
See Figure 46.
 Unplug the saw.
 Remove the laser guide from the saw and lay it on a flat
surface with the two phillips screws facing upward.
 Remove the screws and separate the laser guide cover
from the laser guide support.
 Remove the three button cell batteries using a non-conductive device such as a toothpick.
NOTE: Replace the batteries with silver oxide batteries that
have a rating of 1.5 volt and 180 mah (milliampere hour)
minimum (Number 357 silver oxide only).
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The laser is activated by means of a centrifugal switch
only while the saw motor is running and the laser guide is
mounted on the saw.
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BATTERY
COVER
Do not attempt to activate the laser.
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When replacing the batteries, the laser guide should be
thoroughly cleaned. Use a soft paintbrush or similar device,
to remove all sawdust and debris.
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 After cleaning the laser guide and replacing the batteries,
secure the laser guide cover to laser guide support using
the two phillips head screws. For proper assembly, be sure
to align the key on the laser guide cover with the key slot
in the laser guide support. Tighten screws securely.
NOTE: Aperture in laser guide cover must be aligned with
aperture in laser guide support.
LASER GUIDE
WARNING:
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may result
in hazardous radiation exposure.
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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
10 in. Compound Miter Saw
TS1355LA - Double Insulated
WARNING:
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains
chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these
chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To
reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety
equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
• PARTS AND SERVICE
Prior to requesting service or purchasing replacement parts, please obtain your model
and serial number from the product data plate.
•
MODEL NUMBER
•
SERIAL NUMBER
TS1355LA
• HOW TO OBTAIN REPLACEMENT PARTS:
Replacement parts can be purchased online at www.ryobitools.com or by calling
1-800-525-2579. Replacement parts can also be obtained at one of our Authorized
Service Centers.
• HOW TO LOCATE AN AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER:
Authorized Service Centers can be located online at www.ryobitools.com or by calling
1-800-525-2579.
• HOW TO OBTAIN CUSTOMER OR TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
To obtain Customer or Technical Support please contact us at 1-800-525-2579.
RYOBI® is a registered trademark of Ryobi Limited used under license.
ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1428 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson, SC 29625
Phone 1-800-525-2579
www.ryobitools.com
987000-130
11-5-07 (REV:02)
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