Central Machinery 97896 Operating instructions

10” TABLE SAW
2.4 HP / 120 V~ / 15 A
Model 97896
Set up And Operating Instructions
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General Tool Safety Warnings
WARNING 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.
Important SAFETY
Information
In this manual, on the labeling, and
all other information provided with
this product:
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.
DANGER indicates a
hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a
hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION, used with
the safety alert
symbol, indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate
injury.
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1.
KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in
working order.
2.
REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND
WRENCHES. Form habit of checking to
see that keys and adjusting wrenches
are removed from tool before turning it
on.
3.
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered
areas and benches invite accidents.
4.
DON’T USE IN DANGEROUS
ENVIRONMENT. Don’t use power tools
in damp or wet locations, or expose them
to rain. Keep work area well lighted.
5.
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors
should be kept safe distance from work
area.
6.
MAKE WORKSHOP KID PROOF
with padlocks, master switches, or by
removing starter keys.
7.
DON’T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job
better and safer at the rate for which it
was designed.
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8.
USE RIGHT TOOL. Don’t force tool or
attachment to do a job for which it was
not designed.
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM WIRE
GAUGE FOR EXTENSION CORDS
(120 VOLT)
NAMEPLATE
AMPERES
(at full load)
EXTENSION CORD
LENGTH
25’
50’ 100’ 150’
0–6
18
16
16
14
6.1 – 10
18
16
14
12
10.1 – 12
16
16
14
12
12.1 – 16
14
12
Do not use.
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9.
USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD.
Make sure your extension cord is in good
condition. When using an extension
cord, be sure to use one heavy enough
to carry the current your product will
draw. An undersized cord will cause a
drop in line voltage resulting in loss of
power and overheating. Table A shows
the correct size to use depending on
cord length and nameplate ampere
rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier
gauge. The smaller the gauge number,
the heavier the cord.
10. WEAR PROPER APPAREL. Do not wear
loose clothing, gloves, neckties, rings,
bracelets, or other jewelry which may get
caught in moving parts. Nonslip footwear
is recommended. Wear protective hair
covering to contain long hair.
11. ALWAYS USE SAFETY GLASSES. Also
use face or dust mask if cutting operation
is dusty. Everyday eyeglasses only have
impact resistant lenses, they are NOT
safety glasses.
12. SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise
to hold work when practical. It’s safer
than using your hand and it frees both
hands to operate tool.
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13. DON’T OVERREACH. Keep proper
footing and balance at all times.
14. MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep
tools sharp and clean for best and safest
performance. Follow instructions for
lubricating and changing accessories.
15. DISCONNECT TOOLS before servicing;
when changing accessories, such as
blades, bits, cutters, and the like.
16. REDUCE THE RISK OF
UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Make
sure switch is in off position before
plugging in.
17. USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES.
Consult the owner’s manual for
recommended accessories. The use of
improper accessories may cause risk of
injury to persons.
18. NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious
injury could occur if the tool is tipped
or if the cutting tool is unintentionally
contacted.
19. 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
should be properly repaired or replaced.
20. DIRECTION OF FEED. Feed work into
a blade or cutter against the direction of
rotation of the blade or cutter only.
21. NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING
UNATTENDED. TURN POWER OFF.
Don’t leave tool until it comes to a
complete stop.
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3-pole receptacles that accept the tool’s
plug.
Grounding Instructions
To prevent
electric shock
and death from incorrect
grounding wire
connection
Read and follow these
instructions:
6.
Grounding
Pin
110-120 V~ Grounded Tools: Tools
with Three Prong Plugs
1.
In the event of a malfunction or
breakdown, grounding provides a path
of least resistance for electric current
to reduce the risk of electric shock.
This tool is equipped with an electric
cord having an equipment-grounding
conductor and a grounding plug. The
plug must be plugged into a matching
outlet that is properly installed and
grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances.
2.
Do not modify the plug provided – if it will
not fit the outlet, have the proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
3.
Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk
of electric shock. 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.
4.
5.
Check with a qualified electrician or
service personnel if the grounding
instructions are not completely
understood, or if in doubt as to whether
the tool is properly grounded.
Use only 3-wire extension cords that
have 3-prong grounding plugs and
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Repair or replace damaged or worn cord
immediately.
125 V~ 3-Prong Plug and Outlet
(for up to 125 V~ and up to 15 A)
7.
This tool is intended for use on a circuit
that has an outlet that looks like the one
illustrated above in 125 V~ 3-Prong
Plug and Outlet. The tool has a
grounding plug that looks like the plug
illustrated above in 125 V~ 3-Prong
Plug and Outlet.
8.
The outlet must be properly installed and
grounded in accordance with all codes
and ordinances.
9.
Do not use an adapter to connect this
tool to a different outlet.
110-120 V~ Double Insulated Tools:
Tools with Two Prong Plugs
Outlets for 2-Prong Plug
1.
To reduce the risk of electric shock,
double insulated equipment has a
polarized plug (one blade is wider than
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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.
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.)
Table Saw Safety Warnings
For Your Own Safety Read Instruction
Manual Before Operating Saw
1.
Wear eye protection.
2.
Use saw-blade guard and spreader for
every operation for which it can be used,
including all through sawing.
3.
Keep hands out of the line of saw blade.
4.
Use an appropriate push-stick when
required.
5.
Know how to reduce risk of kickback.
6.
Do not perform any operation freehand.
7.
Never reach around or over saw blade.
8.
Make sure the workpiece is supported at
all times while sawing. Use a roller stand
(not provided) with larger workpieces if
necessary.
9.
To properly understand all safety
warnings, be familiar with the following
safety terms and equipment:
a.Featherboard – A block with “fingers“
that hold the workpiece against the
fence while sawing.
b.Through-sawing – A cut made from one
side of a board to the opposite side,
without stopping.
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c. Ripcut or Ripping - A cut made parallel
to (along with) the grain of the wood.
d.Crosscut or Crosscutting - A cut made
perpendicular (at a 90° angle) to the
grain of the wood.
e.Push-stick – A narrow strip of wood
or other soft material with a notch cut
into one end and which is used to push
short pieces of material through saws.
It provides a safe distance between the
hands and the cutting tool. Must be
narrower than the cut width to prevent
contact with the blade.
f. Freehand – Feeding a workpiece
through the saw without using a fence
or guided support to guide it. Not a
safe method.
g.Kerf – The gap made by the saw in the
workpiece.
h.Kickback – A sudden reaction to a
pinched, bound, or misaligned blade,
causing an uncontrolled workpiece to
lift up and out of the saw toward the
operator.
i. Spreader – A metal plate that follows the
saw blade to keep the kerf (gap) from
closing on the saw blade. Spreaders,
except riving knives, must be aligned
to the blade after blade adjustment to
prevent binding.
j. Riving Knife – A spreader mounted on
the same mechanism as the blade.
Generally more effective than simple
spreaders.
10. As noted previously, Kickback is a
sudden reaction to a pinched, bound,
or misaligned blade, causing an
uncontrolled workpiece to lift up and out
of the saw toward the operator.
Kickback is usually a result of tool
misuse and can be limited or avoided by
following the precautions below:
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• Fence must be completely parallel to
the saw blade.
• Workpiece must be free from flaws
(such as loose knots) and from foreign
objects (such as nails and screws).
13. Construct an appropriate Push Stick out
of wood according to the guidelines on
the following page.
• Support large workpieces along their
entire length. Large workpieces tend to
bend, grabbing the blade.
• Do not use a dull, damaged, or pitchcovered blade.
• Do not use fence as a guide when
crosscutting.
• Do not ripcut a twisted or warped
workpiece, or workpiece without
straight edge to guide along fence.
• Maintain control of the workpiece. Do
not allow the workpiece to rest against
the moving blade without holding onto
it.
• If the blade binds or a cut is
interrupted, turn off the power switch
and hold the workpiece still until the
blade stops. Correct the cause of
blade binding before proceeding.
• Before continuing an unfinished cut,
center the blade in the pre-cut kerf
and check that the saw teeth are not
engaged into the workpiece before
turning on the saw.
• Push the wood stock past the blade
prior to release.
11. Check guards for proper operation with
saw disconnected from power before
each use. Do not disable any guard. Do
not operate saw if any movable guard
does not move freely and close instantly.
Make sure any movable guard does not
touch the blade in all angles, depths of
cut, and positions.
12. Keep the guard in place while throughsawing. Verify that the spreader lines up
with the blade to prevent binding.
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Essential Straight Push-stick Features and
Functions
Note: Straight style (traditional) stick shown. A
different stick design may be used if it properly
protects against all hazards.
Diagram not to scale.
Handle Notch
• Must be far
enough down
the stick to allow
a comfortable and
firm grip.
• Push sticks must be made from sturdy, defect-free,
plywood or normal wood to prevent unexpected
breakage. Material must be at least 1/4” thick, but
no thicker than the finished wood.
• Must be deep enough
to prevent hand from
slipping down the
stick.
• Inspect push stick before use and do not use a
damaged or deteriorated push stick.
• Push stick dimensions will vary depending
on the application and user.
• Do not cut more than
halfway into the stick
to prevent weakening.
Stick Length
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• Must be long enough
to keep hand clear of
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• Corners may be
rounded to increase
comfort.
90°
Notch
• The lower lip of the notch must be no longer than the workpiece
is thick.
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• Must be right (90°) angle, cut at 30°-40° from the angle of the
stick to keep hands out of the line of the blade.
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14. Do not operate with ANY
guard disabled, damaged, or
removed. Moving guards must
move freely and close instantly.
15. The use of accessories or attachments
not recommended by the manufacturer
may result in a risk of injury to persons.
16. When servicing use only identical
replacement parts.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. Industrial applications must follow OSHA
guidelines.
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. 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.
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23. 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, 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.)
24. WARNING: Handling the cord on this
product will expose you to 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.)
25. 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.
Vibration 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
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and shoulders. To reduce the risk of
vibration-related injury:
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 medical
or physical 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.
4.
Use tools with the lowest vibration when
there is a choice between different
processes.
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.
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Specifications
Electrical Requirements
120 V~ / 60 Hz / 15 A
Motor (No Load Speed)
2.4 HP (5,000 RPM)
Blade Size
10” Dia. / 5/8” Arbor
Table Dimensions
16” L x 26” W
Adjustable Rip Fence
Size
17” L x 1” W x 2” H
Max Blade Tilt
0-45° (Left Tilt Only)
2° Increments
Dust Chute
3”
Cutting Capacity
2-3/4” @ 90°
2-1/2” @ 45°
Weight
32.6 lb.
Accessories Include:
1 Blade Wrench
1 Mitre Gauge
1 Push Stick
1 Rip Fence
Instructions for putting
into 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.
To prevent
serious injury
from accidental
operation:
Turn the Power Switch of the tool
to its “OFF” position and unplug
the tool from its electrical outlet
before assembling or making any
adjustments to the tool.
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Recommended Blade (not included):
SKU 529 - 10” / 40 Tooth Saw Blade
Recommended Mounting Stand (not included):
SKU 98000 - Folding Leg Stand
Note: For additional information regarding the
parts listed in the following pages, refer
to the Assembly Diagram near the end of
this manual.
Mounting Instructions
Unpacking
When unpacking, check to make sure
that the item is intact and undamaged and
that parts shown on the Parts Lists and
Assembly Diagrams are included. If any parts
are missing or broken, please call Harbor
Freight Tools at the number shown on the
cover of this manual as soon as possible.
Note: While unpacking and before attempting
assembly; loosen the motor, remove the
two Styrofoam inserts that hold the motor
in place during packing, and retighten
motor.
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If mounting onto Foldable Leg Stand
(SKU 98000):
1.
Foldable Leg Stand (SKU 98000) has
been designed to support this Table
Saw. Mount the Saw according to the
instructions, warnings, and precautions
available in the Foldable Leg Stand
(SKU 98000) manual.
2.
If you are mounting Table Saw to a leg
stand other than SKU 98000, make
sure the stand is designed to handle
the weight of this machine, plus any
additional weight placed on it during use.
Also, make sure that the stand will match
the base of this stand properly.
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If mounting onto a bench or other
wooden surface:
1.
Select four (4) 3/8” Bolts, eight (8) 3/8”
Washers, and four (4) 3/8” Nuts* (not
included).
*Screws and washers may be used
instead, if desired.
2.
Place the Table Saw in the location it
will be mounted in. Make a mark in the
center of each of the 4 mounting holes.
Set the Saw aside.
3.
WARNING! Before drilling the holes,
make sure that there are no electric
wires, cables, utility lines or other
obstructions in the area to be drilled in.
4.
Drill the holes straight down, large
enough to allow your mounting hardware
to fit.
5.
Put the Saw in place and mount using
the hardware mentioned above. Tighten
all hardware securely before use.
To Install A Saw Blade
1.
WARNING! Prior to installing a Saw
Blade (3), make sure the Table Saw is
disconnected from its electrical power
source. To help prevent injury, heavy
work gloves are recommended when
installing and replacing the blade.
2.
WARNING! Be very careful during
blade tightening and loosening to
avoid contact with the blade.
3.
Unscrew the two Block Pins (147)
located on the Guard Arm (149).
Remove the Blade Guard (146) to
expose the Saw Blade opening.
4.
Remove the two screws (81) and remove
the Table Insert (82).
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5.
Turn Control Wheel (51)
counterclockwise to raise the motor to its
uppermost position.
6.
Turn Lock Knob (65) counterclockwise to
loosen the tilt lock. Push Control Wheel
in to engage the gears and rotate it
counterclockwise to tilt the Spindle (10)
to 15 degrees.
7.
With the Open-end Wrench (167), hold
the Inner Flange (4) and use the Box
Wrench (166) to loosen the Blade Nut
(1). Then remove the Blade Nut and
Outer Flange (2).
8.
With the teeth of the Saw Blade pointing
towards the front, tilt the Saw Blade to
the left, lower it into the table and slide it
onto the Spindle. Slide the Outer Flange
over the Spindle (keeping the recessed
face towards the Saw Blade.)
9.
Attach the Blade Nut and finger-tighten.
Then use the Wrenches (one to hold the
Inner Flange and the second to tighten
the Nut.) WARNING! Do not overtighten.
NOTE: The Spindle has a right-hand thread
and is secured when turned in a
clockwise direction.
10. Once the Saw Blade (3) is secured,
install (or replace) the Blade Guard
(146).
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To Attach Blade Guard Assembly
1.
WARNING! Prior to installing the
Blade Guard, make sure the Table
Saw is disconnected from its
electrical power source.
Mounting
Post
BLADE
BOARD
(152)
Figure D
5.
To adjust the height of the Blade Guard,
loosen the Hex Bolt (160) along the
side of the Blade Board (152). Once the
screws are loosened, adjust the Blade
Board to the desired height. See Figure
D, above.
6.
After making any adjustments to Blade
Guard, make sure the guard is aligned
properly and does not contact the Blade
(3).
Figure B
2.
Put the Blade Guard Assembly in place
over the table. The Support Base (164)
of the Guard Assembly attaches to the
mounting post shown in Figure B,
above.
To Attach Fence Assembly
1.
WARNING! Prior to installing the
Fence, make sure the Table Saw is
disconnected from its electrical power
source.
2.
To attach Fence (123) to Work Table
(86), raise the Fence Handle (132) to a
horizontal position. Slip the Front Board
(134) of the fence over the front edge of
the Table (86).
Figure C
3.
Slip the Support Base (164) over the
mounting post. Place a Spring Washer
(156) and Flat Washer (163) over the
Hex Bolt (162) and thread into the end
of the mounting post. Use the included
Hex Wrench (165) to tighten the Hex Bolt
(162). See Figure C above.
4.
Use the Hex Wrench (165) to tighten all
the Hex Bolts in place along the Support
Base (164) of the Guard Assembly.
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BLADE GUARD
FENCE (123)
1.
LONG Nut (128)
Fence
Handle (132)
When cutting, the top edge of the Saw
Blade (3) should rise about 1/4” above
the top edge of the workpiece.
LOCK KNOB
(65)
Figure E
3.
4.
Slip the Rear Plate (120) onto the top/
rear edge of the Work Table (86),
lowering the Fence Assembly all the way
onto the Table. Then, lock the Fence in
position by lowering the Fence Handle
(132) to a vertical position. See Figure
E.
Grab the end of the Fence and try to lift
it. If any free play is noted, very gently
turn the Long Nut (128) in a clockwise
direction while wiggling then end of the
Fence until no more give is felt. Then
turn the Long Nut another 1/8” to 1/4”.
Operating Instructions
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.
To Raise And Lower Saw Blade
To prevent
serious injury
from accidental
operation:
Turn the Power Switch of the
Table Saw to its “OFF” position
and unplug the Saw from its
electrical outlet before making
any adjustments to the height of
the Blade (3).
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CONTROL
WHEEL
(51)
Figure F
2.
To increase the Blade height, turn the
Control Wheel counterclockwise. See
Figure F.
To Adjust The Saw Blade Angle
1.
The Table Saw is capable of making cuts
from 45° to 90°.
2.
The Table Saw also features an Angle
Scale and Angle Indicator on the front
side of the unit. See Figure F.
3.
To adjust the angle of the Saw Blade (3),
unlock the Lock Knob (65) by turning
it counterclockwise. Push the Control
Wheel (51) inward to engage the gear,
then turn it until the red pointer indicates
the desired angle.
4.
CAUTION! Due to its weight, the saw
Blade will lower on its own. When an
angle is set, hold the Control Wheel
stationary with one hand and tighten the
Lock Knob with the other hand.
5.
Then, turn the Lock Knob clockwise to
lock the Saw Blade in position.
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Proper Placement Of Hands During
Cutting Process
ADJUSTABLE
STOP BOLT
(85)
1.
Review all warnings, especially the
Specific Safety Rules on page 6, before
performing any cutting procedure.
Always keep all guards in place and in
working order.
2.
Use the Push Stick (168) or an Auxiliary
Handle (not included) only when ripping
widths of 2” to 6”. Use a Push Block (not
included) when ripping widths under 2”.
3.
When ripping, always use the Fence
(123). This improves the accuracy of
the cut, and reduces the chance for Saw
Blade binding.
4.
Never pass hands directly over the Saw
Blade (3) when cutting the workpiece.
Always push the workpiece into the Saw
Blade, using the Push Stick (168). See
Figure H, below.
Figure g
6.
Note that the Adjustable Stop Bolts (85)
in the table top are used to adjust the
zero degree and 45 degree positive
stops. A 5mm hex key and a 10mm
wrench (both sold separately) are
required for adjustment.
To Adjust Width Of Cut
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
WARNING! DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
USE THE FENCE AND MITRE AT THE
SAME TIME.
BLADE GUARD
(146)
The width of a cut is achieved by moving
the Fence (123) to the right or left.
BLADE (3)
The Table Saw features a Graduation
Scale on the front of the unit. The
Scale’s measurements are in both inch
and metric increments.
WORKPIECE
CUT LINE
To position the Fence (123) for the
desired width of a cut, unlock the Fence
Handle (132) by raising it upward.
Place the workpiece on the Table Saw
against the Fence (123). Next, slide the
workpiece, and the Fence, to the right
or left until the left side of the Indicator
(136) marks on the Graduation Scale the
desired width to be cut. Then, lock the
Fence in place by lowering the Fence
Handle (132).
FENCE (123)
PUSH STICK
(168)
Figure H
5.
At the start of the cut, the left hand holds
the workpiece firmly on the Work Table
(86) and against the Fence (123), The
right hand, with the aid of the Push Stick
(168), pushes the workpiece toward the
turning Saw Blade (3). Always keep both
hands a safe distance from the spinning
Blade (3). See Figure H, above.
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6.
After the cut is under way, use the Push
Stick (168) to continue guiding the
workpiece forward. Just before the cut
is near completion, move the left hand
safely away from the workpiece and the
Saw Blade (3). Then, continue pushing
workpiece into Saw Blade with Push
Stick, until the cut is complete. See
Figure H.
7.
Once the cut is complete, continue
to maintain control of the workpiece.
Turn the Switch (103) to its OFF
position. Then, wait until the Saw Blade
(3) completely stops rotating before
removing the workpiece.
Table Saw Overload Protection
1.
The Table Saw is equipped with a Circuit
Breaker (104). If the motor shuts off or
fails to start due to overloading (cutting
stock too fast, using a dull Saw Blade
(3), low voltage, using the Table Saw
beyond its capacity, etc.), turn the Switch
(103) to its OFF position. The Switch
is also equipped with a safety pull that
immediately triggers the circuit breaker.
2.
Let the motor cool three to five minutes
and reconnect the safety pull before
pushing the Circuit Breaker button. This
will reset the overload device. The motor
can then be turned on again in the usual
manner.
3.
When stacking dado blades, you should
be familiar with safe work practices
and follow the directions of the blade
manufacturer during dado cuts. Stacked
dado blade thickness should not exceed
0.33”. Always make sure that all mating
faces are clean and fee of sawdust and
debris.
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Maintenance And
Servicing
Procedures not specifically
explained in this manual must
be performed only by a qualified
technician.
To prevent
serious injury
from accidental
operation: Always disconnect
the Table Saw from its electrical
outlet before performing any
inspection, maintenance, or
cleaning procedures.
resulting in severe personal injury or
property damage.
3.
Do not use solvents to wipe off the
Table Saw, as damage may result. If
necessary, wipe with a damp cloth. You
may use a mild detergent.
Do not introduce water into the
electric motor through the motor
vents.
4.
Once clean, lubricate all moving parts
with a light oil.
5.
When storing, keep the Table Saw
covered with a cloth cover.
6.
WARNING! If the supply cord of this
power tool is damaged, it must be
replaced only by a qualified service
technician.
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
1.
BEFORE EACH USE, inspect the
general condition of the tool. Check for
loose screws, misalignment or binding of
moving parts, cracked or broken parts,
damaged electrical wiring, improper
mounting of the Saw Blade (3) and any
other condition that may affect its safe
operation.
2.
Remove cut-off pieces and scraps
from the Table before starting the
Table Saw. Switch off the tool. While
the Saw Blade (3) is completely stopped;
unplug the machine, remove the Blade
following the instructions on pages 11
and 12, and remove all debris. With a
brush, soft cloth, or vacuum, remove all
sawdust from the Table Saw.
Allowing sawdust, scraps, or other
debris to accumulate can cause a fire,
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CAREFULLY
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.
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MOTOR ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM AND PARTS LIST (Parts 1-30)
1
2
3
NO.
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
29
30
4
23
22
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
22
21
PART NAME
Blade Nut
Outer Flange
Blade (not included)
Inner Flange
Gear Box Cover
Bushing
Bearing
C-Ring
Key
Spindle
Gear
Bearing
C-Ring
Gear Box
Gasket
Bearing
Rotor
Bearing
Screw
Stator
Flat Washer
Spring Washer
Screw
Motor Housing
Wire Connector
Carbon Brush
Brush Holder
Strain Relief
Rear Cover
Screw
QTY
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
8
11
6
1
1
2
2
1
1
3
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
29
28
30
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TABLE ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM AND PARTS (Parts 31-119)
NO.
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
PART NAME
Pin
Screw
Pin
Link Plate
Lock Nut
Adjustment Support
Nut
Adjustment Pin
Bolt
Support Board A
Scale Board
Screw
Nut
Indicator
Block Plate
Finger Board
Wave Washer
Spring
Adjustment Bolt
Pin
Control wheel
Nut
Wheel label
Wheel handle
Screw
Gear washer
Flat washer
Screw
Lock washer
Bolt
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QTY
1
1
1
1
14
1
2
1
2
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
5
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
4
1
12
3
NO.
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
PART NAME
Shaft Tube
Screw
Large Nut
Washer Plate
Lock Knob
Screw
Spring Washer
Support Board B
Flat Washer
Spring Pin
Nut
Spring
Flat Washer
Nut
Pivot Rod
Underlay
Screw
Rear Axis
Plate
Screw
Screw
Table Insert
Washer
Screw
Adjustable Stop Bolts
Work Table
Bolt
Gear Washer
Hex Screw
Press Plate
QTY
3
1
4
1
1
4
16
1
5
3
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
6
NO.
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
PART NAME
Scale Label
Rivet
Screw
Spring Plate
Fence Base
Base
Data Label
Inner Plate
Screw
Gear Plate
Screw
Switch Base
Switch
Circuit Breaker
Breaker Nut
Switchbox
Dustproof Ring
Wire Holder
Screw
Strain Relief
Rubber Grommet
Dust Port Cover
Screw
Nut
Mitre Gauge Storage
Spring Plate
Spring Washer
Screw
Rubber Foot
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QTY
1
3
11
2
2
1
1
1
9
1
8
2
12
3
3
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
4
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ASSEMBLY DIAGRAMS AND PARTS LIST (Parts 120-169)
FENCE ASSEMBLY
MITRE GAUGE ASSEMBLY
BLADE GUARD ASSEMBLY
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NO.
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
PART NAME
Rear Plate
Spring
Spring Defence Board
Fence
Bolt
Hex Bolt
Washer Plate
Fence Support
Long Nut
Spring Pin
Bias Wheel
Pin
Fence Handle
Pin
Front Board
Screw
Indicator
Pin
Guide Ruler
Gauge Pointer
Spring Washer
Screw
Mitre Gauge
Angle Bolt
Lock Knob
Knob Cover
Blade Guard
Block Pin
Spring Washer
Guard Arm
Bush
Spring
Follow blade Board
Anti-kickback Lever
Bolt
Bolt
Spring Washer
Block Bushing - R
Spring Pin
Block Bushing - L
Hex Bolt
Press Plate
Hex Bolt
Flat Washer
Support Base
Hex Wrench
Wrench
Open ended wrench
Push stick
Power cord
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QTY
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
2
1
2
1
2
6
1
1
1
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
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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.
Limited 1 year / 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 for a period of one year
from date of purchase that the tank is free of defects in materials and workmanship (90 days
if used by a professional contractor or if used as rental equipment). Harbor Freight Tools
also warrants to the original purchaser, for a period of ninety days from date of purchase,
that all other parts and components of the product are free from defects in materials and
workmanship. This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly to misuse,
abuse, negligence or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities, 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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