DeWalt DWE575 Instruction manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
DWE575-XE
184 mm (7-1/4") CIRCULAR SAW
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) determined according to EN 60745:
Definitions: Safety Guidelines
Vibration emission value ah cutting wood
ah,W =
Uncertainty K =
The definitions below describe the level of severity for each signal
word. Please read the manual and pay attention to these symbols.
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.
NOTICE: Indicates a practice not related to personal injury which, if
not avoided, may result in property damage.
An estimation of the level of exposure to vibration should also take into account
the times when the tool is switched off or when it is running but not actually doing
the job. This may significantly reduce the exposure level over the total working
period.
Technical Data
V
W
min-1
mm
mm
mm
˚C
kg
DWE575-XE
230
1600
5200
184
65
20
57˚
4.0
LPA
KPA
LWA
KWA
dB(A)
dB(A)
dB(A)
dB(A)
88
3
99
3
(sound pressure)
(sound pressure uncertainty)
(sound power)
(sound power uncertainty)
< 2.5
1.5
The vibration emission level given in this information sheet has been measured in
accordance with a standardised test given in EN 60745 and may be used to compare
one tool with another. It may be used for a preliminary assessment of exposure.
WARNING: The declared vibration emission level represents the main applications
of the tool. However if the tool is used for different applications, with different
accessories or poorly maintained, the vibration emission may differ. This may
significantly increase the exposure level over the total working period.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS OR ANY DEWALT TOOL,
CALL US AT: 1800 444 224 (Aust) or 0800 339 258 (NZ).
Voltage
Power input
No-load speed
Blade diameter
Maximum depth of cut at 90˚
Blade bore
Bevel angle adjustment
Weight
m/s²
m/s²
Identify additional safety measures to protect the operator from the effects of
vibration such as: maintain the tool and the accessories, keep the hands warm,
organisation of work patterns.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR POWER TOOLS
When using power tools, always observe the safety regulations applicable in your
country to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury. Read the following
safety instructions before attempting to operate this product. Keep these instructions in
a safe place.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, user must read the instruction manual.
GENERAL POWER TOOL SAFETY WARNINGS
WARNING! Read all safety warnings and all instructions Failure to follow
the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious
injury.
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power
tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
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SAVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR
FUTURE REFERENCE
b) Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective
equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing
protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the off position
before connecting to power source and/or battery pack, picking up or
carrying the tool. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or
energising power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
d) 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.
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This
enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or
long hair can be caught in moving parts.
g) If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection
facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used. Use of dust
collection can reduce dust-related hazards.
4) POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
a) 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.
b) 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.
c) Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the battery pack from
the power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories,
or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the power tool accidentally.
d) 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.
e) 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
1) WORK AREA SAFETY
a) Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
b) 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.
c) Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
2) ELECTRICAL SAFETY
a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any
way. Do not use any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools.
Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces such as pipes,
radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric
shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power
tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
d) 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.
e) 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.
f) If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a residual
current device (RCD) protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of
electric shock.
3) PERSONAL SAFETY
a) 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.
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Safety Instructions for All Saws
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use. Many
accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with
sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
g) 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.
5) SERVICE
a) 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.
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Electrical Safety
The electric motor has been designed for one voltage range only. Always check that
the power supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate. 220–240 V AC
means your tool will operate on alternating current. Operation at a voltage outside this
range can cause loss of power and can result in overheating. All DEWALT tools are
factory tested; if this tool does not operate, check the power supply. Your DEWALT
tool is double insulated, therefore no earth wire is required.
• Young children and the infirm. This appliance is not intended for use by young
children or infirm persons without supervision.
– This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
– Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
• Replacement of the supply cord. If the supply cord or plug is damaged, it must
be replaced by the manufacturer or an authorised DEWALT Service Centre in
order to avoid a hazard.
f)
g)
h)
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.
Do not reach underneath the workpiece. The guard cannot protect you from the
blade below the workpiece.
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.
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.
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.
When ripping, always use a rip fence or straight edge guide. This improves the
accuracy of cut and reduces the chance of blade binding.
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.
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.
Further Safety Instructions for All Saws
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.
Extension Cords
CAUTION: Use only extension cords that are approved by the country’s Electrical
Authority. Before using extension cords, inspect them for loose or exposed wires,
damaged insulation and defective fittings. Replace the cord if necessary.
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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:
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.
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.
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.
LOWER GUARD SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
a) 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.
b) 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.
c) 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.
d) 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.
Additional Specific Safety Instructions for Circular Saws
WARNING: Do not use abrasive wheels or blades.
WARNING: Do not use water feed attachments.
• Use clamps or another practical way to secure and support the workpiece
to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body leaves it
unstable and may lead to loss of control.
• Keep your body positioned to either side of the blade, but not in line with the
saw blade. Kickback could cause the saw to jump backwards (Refer to Causes
and Operator Prevention of Kickback and Kickback).
• Avoid cutting nails. Inspect for and remove all nails from lumber before
cutting.
• Accessories must be rated for at least the speed recommended on the tool
warning label. Wheels and other accessories running over rated speed can fly
apart and cause injury. Accessory ratings must always be above tool speed as
shown on tool nameplate.
• Always make sure the saw is clean before using.
• Stop using this saw and have it properly serviced if any unusual noise or
abnormal operation occcurs.
• Always be sure all components are mounted properly and securely before using
tool.
• Always handle the saw blade with care when mounting or removing it.
• Always wait until the motor has reached full speed before starting a cut.
• Always keep handles dry, clean and free of oil and grease. Hold the tool firmly
with both hands when in use.
• Always be alert at all times, especially during repetitive, monotonous operations.
Always be sure of position of your hands relative to the blade.
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• Stay clear of end pieces that may fall after cutting off. They may be hot, sharp
and/or heavy. Serious personal injury may result.
• Replace or repair damaged cords. Make sure your extension cord is in good
condition. Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong grounding-type
plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept the tool’s plug.
• Air vents often cover moving parts and should be avoided. Loose clothes,
jewelry or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
WARNING: We recommend the use of a residual current device with a residual
current rating of 30mA or less.
WARNING: ALWAYS wear approved protective safety equipment complying with
the following standards:
• Eye protection: AS/NZS1337 Eye Protectors for Industrial Applications;
• Hearing protection: AS/NZS1270 Acoustics – Hearing Protection;
• Respiratory protection: AS/NZS1716 Respiratory Protective Devices.
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.
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding,
drilling, and other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash
exposed areas with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes,
or lay on the skin may promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which may cause
serious and permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use AS/NZS1716 approved
respiratory protection appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from
face and body.
WARNING: Always wear proper personal hearing protection that conforms to
AS/NZS1270 during use. Under some conditions and duration of use, noise from this
product may contribute to hearing loss.
• The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The symbols and their
definitions are as follows:
V ................. volts
A ...............amperes
Hz ............... hertz
W ..............watts
...........alternating current
min ............. minutes
........ direct current
...........alternating or direct current
.............. Class I Construction
no ..............no load speed
................... (grounded)
.............earthing terminal
.............. Class II Construction
..............safety alert symbol
................... (double insulated)
BPM ..........beats per minute
…/min ........ per minute
RPM ..........revolutions per minute
IPM ............. impacts per minute
sfpm ..........surface feet per minute
SAVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR
FUTURE REFERENCE
COMPONENTS (Fig. 1)
WARNING: Never modify the power tool or any part of it. Damage or personal
injury could result.
A. Trigger switch
H. Foot plate
B. Main handle
I. Lower blade guard
C. Blade lock
J. Blade clamping screw
D. End cap
K. Lower guard lever
E. Auxiliary handle
L. Upper blade guard
F. Bevel adjustment lever
M. Trigger switch lock-off button
G. Bevel angle adjustment mechanism
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M
FIG. 1
A
FIG. 3
FIG. 2
B
C
K
D
L
E
K
F
I
J
H
N
TO INSTALL THE BLADE (FIG. 2–5)
1. Using the lower guard lever (K), retract the lower blade guard (I) and place blade
on saw spindle against the inner clamp washer (N), making sure that the blade will
rotate in the proper direction (the direction of the rotation arrow on the saw blade
and the teeth must point in the same direction as the direction of rotation arrow on
the saw). Do not assume that the printing on the blade will always be facing you
when properly installed. When retracting the lower blade guard to install the blade,
check the condition and operation of the lower blade guard to assure that it is
working properly. Make sure it moves freely and does not touch the blade or any
other part, in all angles and depths of cut.
2. Place outer clamp washer (O) on saw
FIG. 4
spindle with the beveled edge facing out.
C
Make sure the 20 mm diameter on the
blade side of the clamp fits into the
20 mm hole in the saw blade to ensure
centering of the blade.
3. Thread blade clamping screw (J) into saw
spindle by hand (screw has right-hand
threads and must be turned clockwise to
tighten).
J
I
O
G
INTENDED USE
This heavy-duty circular saw is designed for professional wood cutting applications.
DO NOT use water feed attachments with this saw. DO NOT use abrasive wheels
or blades. DO NOT use under wet conditions or in presence of flammable liquids or
gases.
This heavy-duty saw is a professional power tool. DO NOT let children come into
contact with the tool. Supervision is required when inexperienced operators use this
tool.
ADJUSTMENTS
Changing Blades
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, turn tool off and
disconnect tool from power source before making any adjustments or removing/
installing attachments or accessories. An accidental start-up can cause injury.
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LOWER BLADE GUARD
WARNING: The lower blade guard is a safety feature which reduces the risk of
serious personal injury. Never use the saw if the lower guard is missing, damaged,
misassembled or not working properly. Do not rely on the lower blade guard to
protect you under all circumstances. Your safety depends on following all
warnings and precautions as well as proper operation of the saw. Check lower
guard for proper closing before each use as outlined in Additional Safety Rules for
Circular Saws. If the lower blade guard is missing or not working properly, have
the saw serviced before using. To assure product safety and reliability, repair,
maintenance and adjustment should be performed by an authorized service center
or other qualified service organization, always using identical replacement parts.
CHECKING THE LOWER GUARD
1. Turn tool off and disconnect from power supply.
2. Rotate the lower guard lever (Fig. 1, K) from the fully closed position to the fully
open position.
3. Release the lever and observe the guard (I) return to the fully closed position.
The tool should be serviced by a qualified service center if it:
• fails to return to the fully closed position,
• moves intermittently or slowly, or
• contacts the blade or any part of the tool in all angles and depth of cut.
4. Depress the blade lock (C) while
FIG. 5
B
turning the saw spindle with the
blade wrench (P) stored underneath
the main handle (B, Fig. 5), until the
blade lock engages and the blade
stops rotating.
5. Tighten the blade clamping screw
firmly with the blade wrench.
NOTE: Never engage the blade lock while
saw is running, or engage in an effort
to stop the tool. Never turn the saw on
while the blade lock is engaged. Serious
damage to your saw will result.
TO REPLACE THE BLADE (FIG. 2–5)
P
1. To loosen the blade clamping screw
(J), depress the blade lock (C) and
turn the saw spindle with the blade
wrench (P), stored underneath
the main handle (B), until the blade lock engages and the blade stops rotating.
With the blade lock engaged, turn the blade clamping screw counterclockwise
with the blade wrench (screw has right-hand threads and must be turned
counterclockwise to loosen).
2. Remove the blade clamping screw (J) and outer clamp washer (O). Remove old
blade.
3. Clean any sawdust that may have accumulated in the guard or clamp washer
area and check the condition and operation of the lower blade guard as previously
outlined. Do not lubricate this area.
4. Select the proper blade for the application (refer to Recommended Blade Types
under Blades). Always use blades that are the correct size (diameter) with the
proper size and shape center hole for mounting on the saw spindle. Always
assure that the maximum recommended speed (rpm) on the saw blade meets or
exceeds the speed (rpm) of the saw.
5. Follow steps 1 through 5 under To Install the Blade, making sure that the blade
will rotate in the proper direction.
Cutting Depth Adjustment (Fig. 6–8)
Your saw is equipped with a carbide
tipped saw blade for long life and
efficient cutting.
Setting the saw at the proper
cutting depth keeps blade friction to
a minimum, removes sawdust from
between the blade teeth, results in
cooler, faster sawing and reduces
the chance of kickback.
FIG. 6
LOOSEN
Q
TIGHTEN
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1. Hold the saw firmly. Raise the depth adjustment lever (Q) to loosen and move
foot plate to obtain the desired depth of cut, as shown. Make sure the depth
adjustment lever has been retightened (lowered) before operating the saw.
2. Align the appropriate mark on the
Q
depth adjustment strap (R) with notch
FIG. 7
(S) on the upper blade guard. Your
depth is set.
3. For the most efficient cutting action
using a carbide tipped saw blade, set
S
the depth adjustment so that about
one half of a tooth projects below the
T
surface of the wood to be cut.
4. A method of checking for the correct
R
cutting depth is shown in Figure 8.
Lay a piece of the material you plan
to cut along the side of the blade,
as shown in the figure, and observe
how much tooth projects beyond the
material.
2. Adjust the depth adjustment lever by rotating it in the desired direction about 1/8
of a revolution.
3. Retighten nut.
Bevel Angle Adjustment (Fig. 9)
On the front of the saw is a bevel angle
LOOSEN
FIG. 9
adjustment mechanism (G) which
F
consists of an angle quadrant with a
pointer (U) and a bevel adjustment lever
(F). The angle quadrant allows for
coarse adjustment. To achieve better
accuracy in cutting, use the fine
adjustment markings located on the
pivot bracket (V). The full range of
bevel adjustment is 0 to 57 degrees.
TIGHTEN
The pivot bracket is graduated in
increments of 1 degree.
1. To set the saw for a bevel cut,
raise the bevel adjustment
U
W
V
G
lever (F) to loosen the bevel
adjustment.
2. Tilt the foot plate to the desired angle by aligning the pointer (U) with the desired
angle mark on the pivot bracket (V).
3. Retighten the bevel adjustment by lowering the lever.
FIG. 8
Bevel Detent (Fig. 9)
The DWE575-XE is equipped with a bevel detent feature. As you tilt the foot plate you
will hear a click and feel the foot plate stop at both 22.5 and 4 degrees. If either of
these is the desired angle, retighten the lever (F) by lowering it. If you desire another
angle, continue tilting the foot plate until the coarse bevel pointer (W) or the fine
pointer (U) aligns with the desired mark.
ADJUSTING DEPTH ADJUSTMENT LEVER (FIG. 7)
It may be desirable to adjust the depth adjustment lever (Q). It may loosen in time and
hit the foot plate before tightening.
To tighten the lever, follow the steps below.
1. Hold depth adjustment lever (Q) and loosen the locknut (T).
Kerf Indicator (Fig. 10)
The front of the saw foot plate has a kerf indicator for vertical and bevel cutting. This
indicator enables you to guide the saw along cutting lines penciled on the material
being cut. The indicator lines up with the left (inner) side of the saw blade which
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makes the slot or “kerf” cut by the moving blade, fall to the right of the indicator. The
markings on the front of the foot plate are in increments of 5 mm (1/5").
45˚
FIG. 10
FIG. 12
0˚
Y
X
H
OPERATION
Cut Length Indicator (Fig. 11)
The markings on the side of the foot plate show the
length of the slot being cut into the material at the full
depth of the cut. The markings are in increments of
5 mm (1/5").
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, turn tool off and
disconnect tool from power source before making any adjustments or removing/
installing attachments or accessories. An accidental start-up can cause injury.
FIG. 11
Proper Hand Position (Fig. 13)
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious
personal injury, ALWAYS use proper hand
position as shown.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious
personal injury, ALWAYS hold securely in
anticipation of a sudden reaction.
Proper hand position requires one hand on
the main handle (B), with the other hand on
the auxiliary handle (E).
Mounting and Adjusting the Rip Guide
(Fig. 12)
The rip guide (X) is used for cutting parallel to the
edge of the workpiece.
MOUNTING
1. Slacken the rip guide adjustment knob (Y) to
allow the rip guide to pass.
2. Insert the rip guide (X) in the foot plate (H) as
shown.
3. Tighten the rip guide adjustment knob (Y).
ADJUSTING
1. Slacken the rip guide adjustment knob (Y) and set the rip guide (X) to the desired
width. The adjustment can be read on the rip guide scale.
2. Tighten the rip guide adjustment knob (Y).
FIG. 13
B
E
Switching On and Off (Fig. 1)
For safety reasons the trigger switch (A) of
your tool is equipped with a lock-off button (M).
Press the lock-off button to unlock the tool.
To run the tool, press the trigger switch (A). As soon as the trigger switch is released,
the lock-off switch is automatically activated to prevent unintended starting of the
machine.
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NOTICE: Do not switch the tool ON or OFF when the saw blade touches the workpiece
or other materials.
ALWAYS DISCONNECT SAW BEFORE MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS! Place the work
with its “good” side—the one on which appearance is most important—down. The
saw cuts upward, so any splintering will be on the work face that is up when you
saw it.
Workpiece Support (Fig. 14–17)
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, support the work properly
and hold the saw firmly to prevent loss of control.
Figures 14 and 16 show proper sawing position. Figures 15 and 17 show an unsafe
condition. Hands should be kept away from cutting area, and power cord is positioned
clear of the cutting area so that it will not get caught or hung up on the work.
Cutting
WARNING: Never attempt to use this tool by resting it upside down on a work
surface and bringing the material to the tool. Always securely clamp the workpiece
and bring the tool to the workpiece, securely holding the tool with two hands as
shown in Figure 16.
Place the wider portion of the saw foot plate on that part of the work piece which
is solidly supported, not on the section that will fall off when the cut is made.
As examples, Figure 14 illustrates the RIGHT way to cut off the end of a board.
Always clamp work. Don’t try to hold short pieces by hand! Remember to support
cantilevered and overhanging material. Use caution when sawing material from below.
FIG. 14
FIG. 16
FIG. 17
FIG. 15
Be sure saw is up to full speed before blade contacts material to be cut. Starting saw with
blade against material to be cut or pushed forward into kerf can result in kickback. Push
the saw forward at a speed which allows the blade to cut without laboring. Hardness and
toughness can vary even in the same piece of material, and knotty or damp sections can
put a heavy load on the saw. When this happens, push the saw more slowly, but hard
enough to keep working without much decrease in speed. Forcing the saw can cause
rough cuts, inaccuracy, kickback, and over-heating of the motor. Should your cut begin to
To avoid kickback, ALWAYS support board or panel NEAR the cut (Fig. 14 and 16).
DON’T support board or panel away from the cut (Fig. 15 and 17). When operating
the saw, keep the cord away from the cutting area and prevent it from becoming hung
up on the work piece.
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go off the line, don’t try to force it back on. Release the switch and allow blade to come to
a complete stop. Then you can withdraw the saw, sight anew, and start a new cut slightly
inside the wrong one. In any event, withdraw the saw if you must shift the cut. Forcing a
correction inside the cut can stall the saw and lead to kickback.
IF SAW STALLS, RELEASE THE TRIGGER AND BACK THE SAW UNTIL IT IS LOOSE.
BE SURE BLADE IS STRAIGHT IN THE CUT AND CLEAR OF THE CUTTING EDGE
BEFORE RESTARTING.
As you finish a cut, release the trigger and allow the blade to stop before lifting the
saw from the work. As you lift the saw, the spring-tensioned telescoping guard will
automatically close under the blade. Remember the blade is exposed until this occurs.
Never reach under the work for any reason. When you have to retract the telescoping
guard manually (as is necessary for starting pocket cuts) always use the retracting
lever.
NOTE: When cutting thin strips, be careful to ensure that small cutoff pieces don’t
hang up on inside of lower guard.
RIPPING (FIG. 18)
Ripping is the process of cutting wider FIG. 18
boards into narrower strips – cutting
grain lengthwise. Hand guiding is
more difficult for this type of sawing
and the use of a DEWALT rip guide (X)
is recommended.
POCKET CUTTING (FIG. 19)
WARNING: Never tie the blade
guard in a raised position. Never move
the saw backwards when pocket
cutting. This may cause the unit to
X
raise up off the work surface which
could cause injury.
A pocket cut is one that is made in a floor, wall or other flat surface.
1. Adjust the saw foot plate so the blade cuts at desired depth.
2. Tilt the saw forward and rest front of the foot plate on material to be cut.
3. Using the lower guard lever, retract lower blade guard to an upward position.
Lower rear of foot plate until blade teeth almost touch cutting line.
4. Release the blade guard (its contact
FIG. 19
with the work will keep it in position to
open freely as you start the cut).
Remove hand from guard lever and
firmly grip auxiliary handle (E), as
shown in Figure 19. Position your
body and arm to allow you to resist
kickback if it occurs.
5. Make sure blade is not in contact with
E
cutting surface before starting saw.
6. Start the motor and gradually lower
the saw until its foot plate rests flat on
the material to be cut. Advance saw
along the cutting line until cut is completed.
7. Release trigger and allow blade to stop completely before withdrawing the blade
from the material.
8. When starting each new cut, repeat as above.
Kickback
When the saw blade becomes pinched or twisted in the cut, kickback can occur. The
saw is thrust rapidly back 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
backward. When 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 more likely to occur when any of the following conditions exist.
1. IMPROPER WORKPIECE SUPPORT
A. Sagging or improper lifting of the cut off piece can cause pinching of the
blade and lead to kickback (Fig. 15).
B. Cutting through material supported at the outer ends only can cause kickback.
As the material weakens it sags, closing down the kerf and pinching the
blade.
C. Cutting off a cantilevered or overhanging piece of material from the bottom up
in a vertical direction can cause kickback. The falling cut off piece can pinch
the blade.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
blade surface in the material increase the chance for binding and misalignment
(twist) to occur.
7. RESTARTING A CUT WITH THE BLADE TEETH JAMMED AGAINST THE
MATERIAL
The saw should be brought up to full operating speed before starting a cut or
restarting a cut after the unit has been stopped with the blade in the kerf. Failure
to do so can cause stalling and kickback.
Any other conditions which could result in pinching, binding, twisting, or misalignment
of the blade could cause kickback. Refer to Further Safety Instructions for All Saws
and Operation for procedures and techniques that will minimize the occurrence of
kickback.
D. Cutting off long narrow strips (as in ripping) can cause kickback. The cut off
strip can sag or twist closing the kerf and pinching the blade.
E. Snagging the lower guard on a surface below the material being cut
momentarily reduces operator control. The saw can lift partially out of the cut
increasing the chance of blade twist.
IMPROPER DEPTH OF CUT SETTING ON SAW
To make the most efficient cut, the blade should protrude only far enough to
expose 1/2 of a tooth as shown in Figure 8. This allows the foot plate to support
the blade and minimizes twisting and pinching in the material. Refer to Cutting
Depth Adjustment.
BLADE TWISTING (MISALIGNMENT IN CUT)
A. Pushing harder to cut through a knot, a nail, or a hard grain area can cause
the blade to twist.
B. Trying to turn the saw in the cut (trying to get back on the marked line) can
cause blade twist.
C. Over-reaching or operating the saw with poor body control (out of balance),
can result in twisting the blade.
D. Changing hand grip or body position while cutting can result in blade twist.
E. Backing up the saw to clear blade can lead to twist if it is not done carefully.
MATERIALS THAT REQUIRE EXTRA ATTENTION
A. Wet lumber
B. Green lumber (material freshly cut or not kiln dried)
C. Pressure treated lumber (material treated with preservatives or anti-rot
chemicals)
USE OF DULL OR DIRTY BLADES
Dull blades cause increased loading of the saw. To compensate, an operator will
usually push harder which further loads the unit and promotes twisting of the
blade in the kerf. Worn blades may also have insufficient body clearance which
increases the chance of binding and increased loading.
LIFTING THE SAW WHEN MAKING BEVEL CUTS
Bevel cuts require special operator attention to proper cutting techniques –
especially guidance of the saw. Both blade angle to the foot plate and greater
MAINTENANCE
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, turn tool off and
disconnect tool from power source before making any adjustments or removing/
installing attachments or accessories. An accidental start-up can cause injury.
Cleaning
WARNING: Blow dirt and dust out of all air vents with clean, dry air at least once
a week. To minimize the risk of eye injury, always wear AS/NZS51337 approved eye
protection when performing this.
WARNING: Never use solvents or other harsh chemicals for cleaning the
non-metallic parts of the tool. These chemicals may weaken the plastic materials
used in these parts. Use a cloth dampened only with water and mild soap. Never let
any liquid get inside the tool; never immerse any part of the tool into a liquid.
LOWER GUARD
The lower guard should always rotate and close freely from a fully open to fully closed
position. Always check for correct operation before cutting by fully opening the guard
and letting it close. If the guard closes slowly or not completely, it will need cleaning
or servicing. Do not use the saw until it functions correctly. To clean the guard, use
dry air or a soft brush to remove all accumulated sawdust or debris from the path of
the guard and from around the guard spring. Should this not correct the problem, it
will need to be serviced by an authorized service center.
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Lubrication
ADJUSTING BEVEL ADJUSTMENT LEVER
(FIG. 21)
It may be desirable to adjust the bevel
adjustment lever. It may loosen in time and
hit the foot plate before tightening.
To tighten the lever, follow the steps below.
1. Hold bevel adjustment lever (F) and
loosen the locknut (AA).
2. Adjust the bevel adjustment lever
by rotating it in the desired direction
about 1/8 of a revolution.
3. Retighten nut.
Self lubricating ball and roller bearings are used in the tool and relubrication is not
required. However, it is recommended that, once a year, you take or send the tool to a
service center for a thorough cleaning, inspection and lubrication of the gear case.
Repairs
To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and adjustment
(including brush inspection and replacement) should be performed by certified
service centers or other qualified service organizations, always using identical
replacement parts.
Foot Plate Adjustment
FIG. 20
Your foot plate has been factory set
to assure that the blade is
perpendicular to the foot plate. If
after extended use you need to
re-align the blade, follow the
directions below:
ADJUSTING FOR 90 DEGREE
CUTS
1. Return the saw to 0 degrees
bevel.
2. Place the saw on its side, and
Z
retract the lower guard.
3. Set the depth of cut at approximately 51 mm (2").
4. Loosen the bevel adjustment lever (F). Place a square against the blade and the
foot plate as shown in Figure 20.
5. Using a hex wrench, turn the set screw (Z) on the underside of the foot plate until
the blade and the foot plate are both in flush contact with the square. Retighten
the bevel adjustment lever.
FIG. 21
F
AA
Blades
A dull blade will cause inefficient cutting, overload on the saw motor, excessive
splintering and increase the possibility of kickback. Change blades when it is no
longer easy to push the saw through the cut, when the motor is straining, or when
excessive heat is built up in the blade. It is a good practice to keep extra blades
on hand so that sharp blades are available for immediate use. Dull blades can be
sharpened in most areas; see SAWS-SHARPENING in the yellow pages.
Hardened gum on the blade can be removed with kerosene, turpentine, or oven
cleaner. Anti-stick coated blades can be used in applications where excessive build-up
is encountered, such as pressure treated and green lumber.
RECOMMENDED BLADE TYPES
COMBINATION FRAMING
20 mm (5/8") Round arbor, 24 teeth
All purpose fast rip and cross cuts
PRESSURE TREATED/
20 mm (5/8") Round arbor, 20 teeth
WET LUMBER
Coated - Resistant to gum build-up
EXTREME DURABILITY
20 mm (5/8") Round arbor, 18 teeth
Coated, rock carbide
FINISHING
20 mm (5/8")Round arbor, 36 teeth
More teeth for finer finish cuts
FAST CUT FRAMING
20 mm (5/8") Round arbor, 18 teeth
Fastest blade for rips and cross cuts
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ACCESSORIES
WARNING: Since accessories, other than those offered by DEWALT, have not been
tested with this product, use of such accessories with this tool could be hazardous.
To reduce the risk of injury, only DEWALT recommended accessories should be used
with this product.
Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available at extra cost from
your local service center. If you need any assistance in locating any accessory, please
contact Stanley Black & Decker, 82 Taryn Drive, Epping, VIC 3076 Australia or call
1800 444 224 or (NZ) 0800 339 258.
DO NOT USE WATER FEED ATTACHMENTS WITH THIS SAW.
VISUALLY EXAMINE CARBIDE BLADES BEFORE USE. REPLACE IF DAMAGED.
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Stanley Black & Decker
82 Taryn Drive, Epping, VIC 3076 Australia • 1800 444 224 (Aust) or 0800 339 258 (NZ)
www.dewalt.com.au • www.dewalt.co.nz
(JUL12)
Part No. N153695
DWE575-XE
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