Chicago Electric 69078 Owner`s manual

Owner’s Manual & Safety Instructions
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Table of Contents
SAFETY
Safety.......................................................... 2
Specifications............................................. 10
Setup.......................................................... 10
Operation.................................................... 11
Maintenance............................................... 13
Parts List and Diagram............................... 14
Warranty..................................................... 16
WARNING SYMBOLS AND DEFINITIONS
SETUP
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards.
Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate injury.
Addresses practices not related to personal injury.
OPERATION
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
Read all safety warnings and instructions.
Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term ″power tool″ in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool.
MAINTENANCE
Work Area Safety
1. Keep work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
2. Do not operate power tools in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools
create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
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3. Keep children and bystanders
away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
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4. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for
carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool.
Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges
or moving parts. Damaged or entangled
cords increase the risk of electric shock.
2. Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces
such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of
electric shock if your body is grounded.
5. When operating a power tool outdoors,
use an extension cord suitable for
outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor
use reduces the risk of electric shock.
3. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet
conditions. Water entering a power tool
will increase the risk of electric shock.
6. If operating a power tool in a damp location
is unavoidable, use a Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI) protected supply.
Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of electric shock.
SAFETY
1. Power tool plugs must match the outlet.
Never modify the plug in any way.
Do not use any adapter plugs with grounded
power tools. Unmodified plugs and matching
outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
SETUP
Electrical Safety
Personal Safety
3. Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is
in the off‑position before connecting to power source,
picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying power tools with your finger on
the switch or energizing power tools that
have the switch on invites accidents.
4. Remove any adjusting key or wrench
before turning the power tool on.
A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part
of the power tool may result in personal injury.
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6. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing
or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves
away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry
or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
7. If devices are provided for the connection of
dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure
these are connected and properly used. Use of
these devices can reduce dust‑related hazards.
8. Only use safety equipment that has been
approved by an appropriate standards agency.
Unapproved safety equipment may not provide
adequate protection. Eye protection must be
ANSI‑approved and breathing protection
must be NIOSH‑approved for the
specific hazards in the work area.
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OPERATION
2. Use personal protective equipment. Always wear
eye protection. Safety equipment such as
dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat,
or hearing protection used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
5. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times. This enables better control
of the power tool in unexpected situations.
MAINTENANCE
1. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating a power tool.
Do not use a power tool while you are tired or
under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
A moment of inattention while operating power
tools may result in serious personal injury.
Power Tool Use and Care
SAFETY
1. Do not force the power tool. Use the
correct power tool for your application.
The correct power tool will do the job better and
safer at the rate for which it was designed.
2. Do not use the power tool if the
switch does not turn it on and off.
Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the
switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
3. Disconnect the plug from the power source
before making any adjustments, changing
accessories, or storing power tools.
Such preventive safety measures reduce the
risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
SETUP
4. Store idle power tools out of the reach of
children and do not allow persons unfamiliar
with the power tool or these instructions
to operate the power tool. Power tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
5. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment
or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and
any other condition that may affect the power
tool’s operation. If damaged, have the power
tool repaired before use. Many accidents are
caused by poorly maintained power tools.
6. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges
are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
7. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits
etc. in accordance with these instructions,
taking into account the working conditions
and the work to be performed. Use of the
power tool for operations different from those
intended could result in a hazardous situation.
Service
Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts. This
will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
OPERATION
MAINTENANCE
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3. Adjust the cutting depth to the thickness of
the workpiece. Less than a full tooth of the blade
teeth should be visible below the workpiece.
4. Never hold piece being cut in your hands
or across your leg. Secure the workpiece
to a stable platform. It is important to support
the work properly to minimize body exposure,
blade binding, or loss of control.
5. Hold power tool by insulated gripping
surfaces when performing an operation
where the cutting tool may contact hidden
wiring or its own cord. Contact with a ″live″
wire will also make exposed metal parts of the
power tool ″live″ and shock the operator.
6. When ripping always use a rip fence or straight
edge guide. This improves the accuracy of cut
and reduces the chance of blade binding.
7. Always use blades with correct size and
shape (diamond versus round) of arbor holes.
Blades that do not match the mounting hardware of
the saw will run eccentrically, causing loss of control.
8. Never use damaged or incorrect blade
washers or bolt. The blade washers and
bolt were specially designed for your saw, for
optimum performance and safety of operation.
9. Causes and Operator Prevention of Kickback:
• Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched,
bound or misaligned saw blade, causing
an uncontrolled saw to lift up and out of
the workpiece toward the operator;
• When the blade is pinched or bound
tightly by the kerf closing down, the blade
stalls and the motor reaction drives the
unit rapidly back toward the operator;
• If the blade becomes twisted or misaligned
in the cut, the teeth at the back edge of the
blade can dig into the top surface of the
wood causing the blade to climb out of the
kerf and jump back toward the operator.
• Kickback is the result of saw misuse and/
or incorrect operating procedures or
conditions and can be avoided by taking
proper precautions as given below:
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b. When blade is binding, or when interrupting a
cut for any reason, release the trigger and hold
the saw motionless in the material until the
blade comes to a complete stop. Never attempt
to remove the saw from the work or pull the saw
backward while the blade is in motion or kickback
may occur. Investigate and take corrective
actions to eliminate the cause of blade binding.
c. When restarting a saw in the workpiece,
center the saw blade in the kerf and check that
saw teeth are not engaged into the material.
If saw blade is binding, it may walk up or kickback
from the workpiece as the saw is restarted.
d. Support large panels to minimize the risk of
blade pinching and kickback. Large panels tend
to sag under their own weight. Supports must
be placed under the panel on both sides, near
the line of cut and near the edge of the panel.
SETUP
2. Do not reach underneath the workpiece.
The guard cannot protect you from
the blade below the workpiece.
a. Maintain a firm grip with both hands on
the saw and position your arms to resist
kickback forces. Position your body to either
side of the blade, but not in line with the blade.
Kickback could cause the saw to jump backwards,
but kickback forces can be controlled by the
operator, if proper precautions are taken.
e. Do not use dull or damaged blades.
Unsharpened or improperly set blades
produce narrow kerf causing excessive
friction, blade binding and kickback.
f. Blade depth and bevel adjusting locking levers
must be tight and secure before making cut.
If blade adjustment shifts while cutting,
it may cause binding and kickback.
g. Use extra caution when making a
″plunge cut″ into existing walls or other
blind areas. The protruding blade may
cut objects that can cause kickback.
OPERATION
DANGER: Keep hands away from cutting
area and the blade. Keep your second hand on
auxiliary handle, or motor housing. If both hands
are holding the saw, they cannot be cut by the blade.
10. Check lower guard for proper closing before each
use. Do not operate the saw if lower guard does
not move freely and close instantly. Never clamp or
tie the lower guard into the open position. If saw is
accidentally dropped, lower guard may be bent. Raise
the lower guard with the retracting handle and make
sure it moves freely and does not touch the blade
or any other part, in all angles and depths of cut.
11. Check the operation of the lower guard spring.
If the guard and the spring are not operating
properly, they must be serviced before use. Lower
guard may operate sluggishly due to damaged
parts, gummy deposits, or a build-up of debris.
12. Lower guard should be retracted manually only
for special cuts such as ″plunge cuts″ and
″compound cuts.″ Raise lower guard by retracting
handle and as soon as blade enters the material, the
lower guard must be released. For all other sawing,
the lower guard should operate automatically.
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MAINTENANCE
1.
SAFETY
Circular Saw Safety Warnings
Circular Saw Safety Warnings (continued)
SAFETY
13. Always observe that the lower guard is covering
the blade before placing saw down on bench
or floor. An unprotected, coasting blade will cause
the saw to walk backwards, cutting whatever
is in its path. Be aware of the time it takes for
the blade to stop after switch is released.
26. This product is not a toy.
Keep it out of reach of children.
14. DO NOT USE THIS SAW WITH THE
SAW HELD UPSIDE DOWN IN A VISE.
The saw is not designed for such use and
cannot be used safely in that position.
28. Do not depress the spindle lock when
starting or during operation.
15. Do not use to cut logs, tree
limbs, or uneven lumber.
SETUP
16. Wet lumber, green (unseasoned) lumber, and
pressure treated lumber all have an increased
potential for kickback and should only be cut
with a blade for cutting that lumber type. Wear
a NIOSH-approved respirator and have appropriate
ventilation whenever cutting pressure treated lumber.
17. Do not use blades made from high-speed steel,
abrasive blades, metal-cutting blades or masonrycutting blades. The guards of this saw are not
designed to protect against the failure of such blades.
18. Place the larger portion of the saw base on
the larger, supported part of the workpiece.
This will help maintain balance and
control while the cut is completed.
19. Blades must be rated to at least the
maximum speed marked on the tool.
OPERATION
20. Maintain labels and nameplates on the tool.
These carry important safety information.
If unreadable or missing, contact
Harbor Freight Tools for a replacement.
21. Avoid unintentional starting.
Prepare to begin work before turning on the tool.
22. Do not lay the tool down until it has come to
a complete stop. Moving parts can grab the
surface and pull the tool out of your control.
23. When using a handheld power tool,
maintain a firm grip on the tool with
both hands to resist starting torque.
MAINTENANCE
24. Do not leave the tool unattended when it is
plugged into an electrical outlet. Turn off the tool,
and unplug it from its electrical outlet before leaving.
25. Use clamps (not included) or other practical ways
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.
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27. Verify that there are no utility lines or
hardware in or near the workpiece.
This is especially critical for plunge cuts.
29. People with pacemakers should consult their
physician(s) before use. Electromagnetic fields
in close proximity to heart pacemaker could cause
pacemaker interference or pacemaker failure. In
addition, people with pacemakers should:
• Avoid operating alone.
• Do not use with Trigger locked on.
• Properly maintain and inspect to avoid
electrical shock.
• Any power cord must be properly grounded.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
should also be implemented – it prevents
sustained electrical shock.
30. WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding,
sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction
activities, contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Some examples of these
chemicals are:
• Lead from lead-based paints
• Crystalline silica from bricks and cement or other
masonry products
• 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.
(California Health & Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
31. WARNING: The cord of this product contains
lead, a chemical known to the State of California
to cause cancer, and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
(California Health & Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
32. The warnings, precautions, and instructions
discussed in this instruction manual cannot
cover all possible conditions and situations
that may occur. It must be understood by the
operator that common sense and caution are
factors which cannot be built into this product,
but must be supplied by the operator.
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Vibration Safety
1. Anyone using vibrating tools regularly or for an
extended period should first be examined by a
doctor and then have regular medical check-ups
to ensure medical problems are not being caused
or worsened from use. Pregnant women or people
who have impaired blood circulation to the hand, past
hand injuries, nervous system disorders, diabetes,
or Raynaud’s Disease should not use this tool.
If you feel any symptoms related to vibration (such
as tingling, numbness, and white or blue fingers),
seek medical advice as soon as possible.
2. Do not smoke during use. Nicotine reduces
the blood supply to the hands and fingers,
increasing the risk of vibration-related injury.
3. Wear suitable gloves to reduce the
vibration effects on the user.
SAFETY
This tool vibrates during use.
Repeated or long‑term exposure to vibration may
cause temporary or permanent physical injury,
particularly to the hands, arms and shoulders. To
reduce the risk of vibration-related injury:
4. Use tools with the lowest vibration
when there is a choice.
5. Include vibration-free periods each day of work.
6. Grip tool as lightly as possible (while still keeping
safe control of it). Let the tool do the work.
7. To reduce vibration, maintain the tool as
explained in this manual. If any abnormal
vibration occurs, stop use immediately.
MAINTENANCE
OPERATION
SETUP
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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Grounding
SAFETY
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK AND DEATH FROM INCORRECT GROUNDING
WIRE CONNECTION:
Check with a qualified electrician if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is properly grounded.
Do not modify the power cord plug provided with the tool. Never remove the grounding prong from
the plug. Do not use the tool if the power cord or plug is damaged. If damaged, have it repaired by a service
facility before use. If the plug will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Grounded Tools: Tools with Three Prong Plugs
SETUP
2. The grounding prong in the plug is connected through
the green wire inside the cord to the grounding
system in the tool. The green wire in the cord must
be the only wire connected to the tool’s grounding
system and must never be attached to an electrically
“live” terminal. (See 3-Prong Plug and Outlet.)
3-Prong Plug and Outlet
3. The tool must be plugged into an appropriate outlet,
properly installed and grounded in accordance with
all codes and ordinances. The plug and outlet should
look like those in the preceding illustration.
(See 3-Prong Plug and Outlet.)
OPERATION
1. Tools marked with “Grounding Required” have a three
wire cord and three prong grounding plug. The plug
must be connected to a properly grounded outlet.
If the tool should electrically malfunction or break
down, grounding provides a low resistance path to
carry electricity away from the user, reducing the risk
of electric shock. (See 3-Prong Plug and Outlet.)
Double Insulated Tools: Tools with Two Prong Plugs
MAINTENANCE
1. Tools marked “Double Insulated” do not
require grounding. They have a special
double insulation system which satisfies
OSHA requirements and complies with
the applicable standards of Underwriters
Laboratories, Inc., the Canadian Standard
Association, and the National Electrical Code.
Outlets for 2-Prong Plug
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2. Double insulated tools may be used in either of the
120 volt outlets shown in the preceding illustration.
(See Outlets for 2-Prong Plug.)
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2. As the distance from the supply outlet increases,
you must use a heavier gauge extension cord.
Using extension cords with inadequately sized
wire causes a serious drop in voltage, resulting
in loss of power and possible tool damage.
(See Table A on page 9.)
3. The smaller the gauge number of the wire, the
greater the capacity of the cord. For example,
a 14 gauge cord can carry a higher current
than a 16 gauge cord. (See Table A.)
7. Make sure the extension cord is properly wired
and in good electrical condition. Always replace
a damaged extension cord or have it repaired
by a qualified electrician before using it.
8. Protect the extension cords from sharp objects,
excessive heat, and damp or wet areas.
Table A: RECOMMENDED MINIMUM WIRE
GAUGE FOR EXTENSION CORDS* (120/240 VOLT)
NAMEPLATE
AMPERES
(at full load)
EXTENSION CORD
LENGTH
25´ 50´ 75´ 100´ 150´
0 – 2.0
18
18
18
18
16
4. When using more than one extension cord to make
up the total length, make sure each cord contains at
least the minimum wire size required. (See Table A.)
2.1 – 3.4
18
18
18
16
14
3.5 – 5.0
18
18
16
14
12
5.1 – 7.0
18
16
14
12
12
5. If you are using one extension cord for more
than one tool, add the nameplate amperes
and use the sum to determine the required
minimum cord size. (See Table A.)
7.1 – 12.0
18
14
12
10
-
12.1 – 16.0
14
12
10
-
-
16.1 – 20.0
12
10
-
-
-
6. If you are using an extension cord outdoors, make
sure it is marked with the suffix “W-A” (“W” in
Canada) to indicate it is acceptable for outdoor use.
SETUP
1. Grounded tools require a three wire extension cord.
Double Insulated tools can use either
a two or three wire extension cord.
SAFETY
Extension Cords
* Based on limiting the line voltage drop to five volts at
150% of the rated amperes.
Canadian Standards Association
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
V
~
A
Volts
Alternating Current
Amperes
n0 xxxx/min. No Load Revolutions per Minute (RPM)
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WARNING marking concerning Risk
of Eye Injury. Wear ANSI‑approved
safety goggles with side shields.
Read the manual before
set-up and/or use.
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Hearing Loss.
Wear hearing protection.
WARNING marking
concerning Risk of Fire.
Do not cover ventilation ducts.
Keep flammable objects away.
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Electric Shock.
Properly connect power cord
to appropriate outlet.
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MAINTENANCE
Double Insulated
OPERATION
Symbology
Specifications
SAFETY
Electrical Rating
120VAC / 60Hz / 10A
Motor No Load Speed
5500 RPM
LASER LIGHT
DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
Maximum Blade Diameter 7‑1/4"
Max. Output: <1 mW,
Wavelength: 650 nm
CLASS II LASER PRODUCT
Arbor
5/8"
Depth of Cut
2‑7/16" @ 90°
1‑5/8” @ 45°
Bevel Capacity
0° to 45°
Laser Battery Type
2 AAA (included)
This product complies with
21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11
Diode Mfr.: Zhenjiang Bouncer Stone
Electron Co., LTD, No. 16 Guyang
Xincun Dingmao Zhenjiang City.China
Manufacture Date: ___________, ______
Caution: Use of controls or adjustments or
performance of procedures other than those specified
herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Caution: The use of optical instruments
with this product will increase eye hazard.
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SETUP
Setup - Before Use:
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION section at the beginning of this
manual including all text under subheadings therein before set up or use of this product.
Note: For additional information regarding the parts listed in the following
pages, refer to Parts List and Diagram on page 14.
Functions
Auxiliary Handle
Trigger Lock
Trigger (18)
Main Handle
OPERATION
Spindle Lock Lever (14)
Stationary Guard (30)
Angle Gauge
Power ON Light (6)
Depth Lever (58)
Depth Gauge (62)
Dust Outlet
Lower Guard (39)
MAINTENANCE
Laser Switch (82)
Lower Guard Lever
Laser (83)
Angle Lock Knob (71)
Saw Blade
(Sold separately)
Fence Lock Knob (69)
Outer Flange (32)
Blade Bolt (31)
Base (64)
Figure 1
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Operating Instructions
Tool Set Up
2. Depress the Spindle Lock Lever to hold the Saw
Blade in place and unscrew (counterclockwise) and
remove the Blade Clamp Bolt and Outer Flange.
3. Pull the Lower Guard all the way up into the
Upper Guard. Remove the old Saw Blade and
install a new Saw Blade onto the Shaft.
Note: Make sure to install the new Saw Blade with its
teeth and the arrow on the Saw Blade pointing in the
same direction as the arrow on the Lower Guard.
Spindle
Lock Lever
SETUP
1. Lower the Base Plate to its lowest setting
(See Depth Adjustment, following).
Lower
Guard
Lever
Outer
Flange
Figure 2
Depth Adjustment
Base
Blade Clamp Bolt
Saw Blade
Lower Guard
1. Loosen the Depth Lever.
2. Hold the Base down with one hand and raise or lower the
body of the Saw with the other hand until the Blade is at the
desired Depth of cut, using the Depth Gauge as a guide.
Depth Lever
3. Tighten in place with the Depth Lever.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of Serious Injury:
Depth of cut must be adjusted to just clear the workpiece.
Depth Gauge
Base
Figure 3
Lower Guard
Angle Adjustment
Angle Lock
Knob
1. Loosen the Angle Lock Knob.
2. Adjust the Base to the desired angle between 0°
and 45°, using the Angle Gauge as a guide.
Angle
Gauge
3. Tighten in place with the Angle Lock Knob.
Base
Figure 4
Fence Adjustment
1. Loosen the Fence Lock Knob.
2. With the main guide of the Fence facing downward,
slide the bar of the Fence into the slots on the Base
until it is the desired distance from the Blade.
3. Tighten in place with the Fence Lock Knob.
Fence
Main
guide of
Fence
Bar of Fence
Fence Lock
Knob
Figure 5
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OPERATION
To Remove/Install A Saw Blade (sold separately):
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MAINTENANCE
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM
ACCIDENTAL OPERATION:
Release the Trigger, turn off the laser and
unplug the tool from its electrical outlet before
adjusting tool or installing accessories.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY
FROM FLYING FRAGMENTS:
Do not use blades made from high-speed steel,
abrasive blades, or metal- or masonry-cutting blades.
The guards of this saw are not designed to
protect against the failure of such blades.
SAFETY
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION section at the beginning of this
manual including all text under subheadings therein before set up or use of this product.
Batteries for Laser
1. Unthread the Screw holding the
Battery Cover in place.
Screw
Battery
Cover
2. Remove the Screw and Battery Cover.
SAFETY
3. Install 2 AAA batteries matching polarity
with markings on compartment.
4. Replace the Battery Cover and secure in place with
the Screw.
Dust Collector
1. Connect a Dust collection system (sold separately)
to the Dust Chute on the Stationary Guard.
Figure 6
Work Piece and Work Area Set Up
1. Work piece selection:
a. Work piece must be free of foreign
objects and loose knots.
SETUP
b. Do not use to cut logs, tree
limbs, or uneven lumber.
c. Wet lumber, green (unseasoned) lumber,
and pressure treated lumber all have an
increased potential for kickback and should
only be cut with a blade designed for cutting
that lumber. Wear a NIOSH‑approved
respirator and have appropriate ventilation
whenever cutting pressure treated lumber.
2. Designate a work area that is clean and well‑lit.
The work area must not allow access by children
or pets to prevent distraction and injury.
3. Route the power cord along a safe route
to reach the work area without creating a
tripping hazard or exposing the power cord
to possible damage. The power cord must
reach the work area with enough extra length
to allow free movement while working.
4. Secure loose workpieces using a vise or clamps
(not included) to prevent movement while working.
5. Verify that there are no utility lines or
hardware in or near the workpiece.
This is especially critical for plunge cuts.
OPERATION
General Operating Instructions
1. Make all necessary depth and angle
adjustments to the Circular Saw.
2. Make sure that all guards are in place in
proper working order and that all adjustment
knobs are tight before operation.
3. Plug the Power Cord into the nearest
120 volt, grounded, electrical outlet.
4. Press the Laser Switch to ON (I).
MAINTENANCE
5. Firmly grip the Handle with one hand and
the Auxiliary Handle with the other hand.
Squeeze and hold the Trigger Lock, then
the Trigger to turn on the Circular Saw.
6. Release the Trigger Lock.
7. Allow the Saw Blade to reach full speed before
feeding the Saw Blade into the workpiece.
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8. Make straight cuts only. Do not attempt to twist
the Circular Saw to the right or left while cutting.
If this occurs, the Saw Blade will “bind” in the
workpiece causing kickback, potential injury, and/
or damage to the workpiece and Circular Saw.
9. Do not force the Circular Saw to cut faster
than it is designed to cut. Feed the Saw
Blade gradually into the workpiece.
10. Turn off the Circular Saw if the Saw Blade is to be
backed out of an uncompleted cut. When turning
off the Circular Saw, allow the Saw Blade to fully
stop on its own before removing the Circular Saw.
Do not press against the Saw Blade to stop it.
11. Once the cutting job is completed, release the
Trigger and wait until the Saw Blade stops
spinning. Turn the Laser Switch OFF (O).
12. To prevent accidents, unplug the Power Cord
from its electrical outlet. Clean, then store
the tool indoors out of children’s reach.
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Maintenance and Servicing
SAFETY
Procedures not specifically explained in this manual must
be performed only by a qualified technician.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM ACCIDENTAL OPERATION:
Release the Trigger, turn off the laser and unplug the tool from its electrical outlet
before performing any inspection, maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM TOOL FAILURE:
Do not use damaged equipment. If abnormal noise or vibration
occurs, have the problem corrected before further use.
Cleaning, Maintenance, and Lubrication
SETUP
1. BEFORE EACH USE, inspect the general condition of the tool. Check for loose
hardware, misalignment or binding of moving parts, cracked or broken parts, damaged
electrical wiring, and any other condition that may affect its safe operation.
2. AFTER USE, wipe external surfaces of the tool with clean cloth.
3.
WARNING! If the supply cord of this power tool is damaged, it
must be replaced only by a qualified service technician.
4. See set up for replacement of batteries for the laser.
5. TO CLEAN: The ventilation openings should be kept clean and free of dirt and debris. Wear ANSIapproved safety goggles and NIOSH-approved dust mask/respirator before cleaning ducts. The most
effective way to clean the ventilation openings is with compressed air. The outer body may be cleaned with
a clean cloth and a mild detergent. Do not use solvents. Do not immerse the Circular Saw in liquid.
Possible Causes
Likely Solutions
1. Cord not connected.
1. Check that cord is plugged in.
2. No power at outlet.
2. Check power at outlet. If outlet is unpowered, turn off tool and
check circuit breaker. If breaker is tripped, make sure circuit
is right capacity for tool and circuit has no other loads.
3. Tool’s thermal reset breaker
tripped (if equipped).
3. Turn off tool and allow to cool. Press reset button on tool.
4. Internal damage or wear. (Carbon
brushes or switch, for example.)
Tool operates slowly. Extension cord too long or
cord diameter too small.
Performance
1. Blade dull or damaged.
decreases over time. 2. Carbon brushes worn
4. Have technician service tool.
Excessive noise
or rattling.
Overheating.
Replace Carbon Brushes.
or damaged.
Internal damage or wear. (Carbon
brushes or bearings, for example.)
1. Forcing tool to work too fast.
Eliminate use of extension cord. If an extension cord is needed, use one with the
proper diameter for its length and load. See Extension Cords section on page 9.
1. Keep Blade sharp. Replace as needed.
2. Have qualified technician replace brushes.
1. Allow tool to work at its own rate.
2. Accessory misaligned.
2. Check and correct accessory to fence and/or table alignment.
3. Accessory dull or damaged.
3. Keep cutting accessories sharp. Replace as needed.
4. Blocked motor housing vents.
4. Wear ANSI-approved safety goggles and NIOSH‑approved dust mask/
respirator while blowing dust out of motor using compressed air.
5. Motor being strained by long or
small diameter extension cord.
5. Eliminate use of extension cord. If an extension cord is
needed, use one with the proper diameter for its length and
load. See Extension Cords section on page 9.
Follow all safety precautions whenever diagnosing or servicing the tool. Disconnect power
supply before service.
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MAINTENANCE
Problem
Tool will not start.
OPERATION
Troubleshooting
Parts List and Diagram
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
SAFETY
THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS LIST AND ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM IN
THIS MANUAL AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY
REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS
TO THE PRODUCT, OR THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE ANY PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE
MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY STATES THAT ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD
BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND LICENSED TECHNICIANS, AND NOT BY THE BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES
ALL RISK AND LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT
PARTS THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
Parts List
Part
SETUP
OPERATION
MAINTENANCE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
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31
32
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
Description
Right Handle
Power Cord
Cable Sleeve
Cord Plate
Pan Head Screw st4.2x14
Power On Light
Indicator Light Cover
Left Handle
Pan Head Screw st4.2x16
Pan Head Screw st4.2x22
Pan Head Screw st4.2x25
Bearing 6002-2Z
Lock Spring
Spindle Lock Lever
Circlip Ø12
Rotor
Pan Head Screw st4.8x65
Trigger
Air Baffle Plate
Stator
Spring
Cord Plate
Bearing 607-2Z
Bearing Sleeve 17#
Housing
Nameplate
Carbon Brush Holder
Carbon Brush Cover
Carbon Brush
Stationary Guard
Blade Bolt m6x16
Outer Flange
Inner Flange
Cross Head Screw M4x12
Moveable Cover Plate
Pan Head Screw M4x12
Lower Guard Lever
Lower Guard
Guard Return Spring
Output Spindle
Key 3X10x3.7
Bearing 6001Z
Cross Screw M5x10
Qty
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
6
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
Part
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
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67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
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79
80
81
82
83
84
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86
Description
Front Cover
Gear Position Steel Sleeve
Gear
Wave Washer 12
Oil Bearing 14X8x8
Pan Head Screw st4.8x25
Hex Nut m4
Gearing Housing
Washer 4
Pan Head Screw M4x14
Pan Head Screw M4x22
Washer Φ6xØ14x1.5
Nut M6
Depth Lever
Circlip Ø10
Fence Guide
Hex Key
Depth Gauge
Rivet
Base
Pan Head Screw MMx18
Moveable Cover Circlip
Carriage Bolt M6x14
Roll Pin 6x40
Fence Lock Knob
Angle Bracket
Angle Lock Knob
Carriage Bolt M6x12
Battery Cover
Pan Head Screw st2.9x8
Laser Housing
Laser Seat
Terminal
Spring Terminal
‘AAA’ Battery
Spring Terminal
Terminal
Laser Switch
Laser
Pan Head Screw M4x10
Washer 4
Pan Head Screw st4.2x10
Qty
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
3
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
Record Product’s Serial Number Here:
Note: If product has no serial number, record month and year of purchase instead.
Note: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only, and are not available individually as replacement parts.
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2
3
4
12
5
30
31
13
6
MAINTENANCE
1
32
14
7
9
10
38
39
17
11
40
18
60
41 42
19
43
61
44
20
OPERATION
Blade sold
separately
37
16
36
34 35
15
8
62
45 46
21
63
47 48
22
64
15 49
23
24
50
63
25
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69
66
67
52
70
68
53 54
28
SETUP
65
51
26
27
55
56
29
72
57
56
71
73
74
58 59
75
78
84
85 53
77
SAFETY
86
76
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Assembly Diagram
Limited 90 Day Warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality and durability standards,
and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free from defects in materials and workmanship for the
period of 90 days from the date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly,
to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities, criminal activity, improper
installation, normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance. We shall in no event be liable for death, injuries
to persons or property, or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of
our product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with transportation charges
prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany the merchandise.
If our inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair or replace the product at our election or we may
elect to refund the purchase price if we cannot readily and quickly provide you with a replacement. We will
return repaired products at our expense, but if we determine there is no defect, or that the defect resulted
from causes not within the scope of our warranty, then you must bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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