SawStop | PCS31230 | Owner`s manual | SawStop PCS31230 Owner`s manual

SawStop
®
10” PROFESSIONAL
CABINET SAW
OWNER’S MANUAL
Model PCS31230
Copyright SawStop, LLC
All Rights Reserved.
5th Printing, October 2012
Updates of this manual may be
available at www.sawstop.com.
The saw on the front cover is shown with the optional 36 inch
Professional Series II Fence Assembly. Your saw may look different.
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patents 785422 and 2007201914, Canada patents 2389596 and 2660280, China patent ZL00816099.6,
India patent 212026, Japan patent 5043267, Mexico patent 250009 and Taiwan patent 143466. Additional
U.S. and foreign patents pending.
To Our Customers
Thank you for purchasing a SawStop® Professional Cabinet Saw! Your saw includes our revolutionary, awardwinning safety system that tells the difference between cutting wood and cutting a person. If you ever accidentally
contact the moving blade, the safety system will detect that contact and stop the blade in milliseconds to minimize
any injury.
This manual tells you more about your Professional Cabinet Saw and how to operate and maintain it. Please
read the manual carefully. The manual also includes our warranty and important safety information.
Again, thanks for purchasing a SawStop® Professional Cabinet Saw. We are confident you will be pleased with
its performance. If you ever have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us at the address below.
SawStop, LLC
9564 S.W. Tualatin Road
Tualatin, Oregon 97062 USA
www.sawstop.com
Main Phone - (503) 570-3200
Service - (503) 582-9934
Fax - (503) 570-3303
Email - info@sawstop.com
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Table of Contents
Warranty
5
No Warranty of Safety
5
If You Have an Accident
5
Safety and Warnings
6
Warning Labels
8
The SawStop® Safety System
9
Unpacking Your Saw
12
Standing Up Your Saw
14
Assembling Your Saw
16
Installing the Elevation Handwheel
Installing the Tilt Handwheel
Installing the Dust Port
Installing the Motor Cover
Mounting the Extension Wings
Mounting the Switch Box
Mounting the Accessory Holders
Installing the Blade Guard Limit Rod
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21
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24
Get to Know Your Saw
26
Preparing Your Saw for Use
28
Saw Placement
28
Table Insert Removal and Installation
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29
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Blade or Dado Installation
Brake Position Adjustment
Blade Guard and Riving Knife Installation
Dust Collection
Electrical Power Connection for a 208-240V, 3 hp Saw (PCS31230)
Changing the Plug or Power Cord on a 208-240V
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Using Your Saw
Adjusting the Blade Height
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Using the Blade Guard
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46
Using the Riving Knife
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Using the Miter Gauge
Using a Fence
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51
52
Rip Cutting
53
Using the Saw in Bypass Mode
Changing the Brake Cartridge
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57
58
Installing a Brake Cartridge
61
Adjusting the Blade Tilt Angle
Turning on Main Power and Starting the Motor
System Status Codes
Cross-Cutting
Using a Mobile Base
What to do if the SawStop® Safety System Activates
62
Making Adjustments to Your Saw
63
Aligning the Table
63
Aligning the Blade to the Tilt Axis
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Aligning the Blade Elevation Assembly
Adjusting the Elevation Limit Stops
Adjusting the Tilt Limit Stops and Tilt Angle Indicator
Adjusting the Table Insert
Aligning the Riving Knife and Spreader to the Blade
Adjusting the Height of the Limit Rod Wood Stop
Adjusting the Quick-Release Clamp
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Adjusting the Tilt Gearing
83
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84
Adjusting the Elevation Gearing
85
Adjusting the Miter Gauge
Adjusting the Motor Belt Tension
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Maintenance
SawStop Safety System
Table and Extension Wings
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Belts
86
Lubrication Points
87
Brake Cartridge
Elevation and Tilt Mechanisms
Cabinet
Troubleshooting
88
Professional Cabinet Saw Specifications
91
Professional Cabinet Saw Dimensions
92
Push Stick Construction
94
Auxiliary Fence Construction
95
Push Block Construction
96
Featherboard Construction
97
Drawings and Parts Lists
98
Cabinet and Table Exploded View
Cabinet and Table Parts List
Internal Assembly Exploded View
Internal Assembly Parts List
Arbor Assembly Exploded View
Arbor Assembly Parts List
Blade Guard and Miter Gauge Exploded View
Blade Guard and Miter Gauge Parts List
Literature, Hardware and Tools Parts List
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Accessories
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Index
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SawStop 10” Professional Cabinet Saw
Warranty
SawStop warrants to the original retail purchaser of a new Professional Cabinet Saw accompanying this
manual and purchased from an authorized SawStop distributor that the saw and any accessories purchased with
the saw will be free from defects in material and workmanship for TWO YEARS from the date of purchase.
SawStop warrants to the original retail purchaser of a refurbished, demonstration or floor model Professional
Cabinet Saw from an authorized SawStop distributor that the saw will be free from defects in material and
workmanship for ONE YEAR from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not apply to defects arising from misuse, abuse, negligence, accidents, normal wear-andtear, unauthorized repair or alteration, or lack of maintenance. This warranty is void if the saw or any portion of the
saw is modified without the prior written permission of SawStop, LLC, or if the saw is located or has been used
outside of the country of residence of the authorized SawStop distributor from whom the saw was purchased.
Please contact SawStop to take advantage of this warranty. If SawStop determines the saw or an accessory
is defective in material or workmanship, and not due to misuse, abuse, negligence, accidents, normal wear-andtear, unauthorized repair or alteration, or lack of maintenance, then SawStop will, at its expense and upon proof
of purchase, send replacement parts to the original retail purchaser necessary to cure the defect. Alternatively,
SawStop will repair the saw or accessory provided the saw or accessory is returned to SawStop, shipping prepaid,
with proof of purchase and within the warranty period.
SawStop disclaims any and all other express or implied warranties, including merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose. SawStop shall not be liable for death, injuries to persons or property, or incidental, consequential,
contingent or special damages arising from the use of the saw.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights which vary from state to state.
No Warranty of Safety
It is important to understand that the braking technology in SawStop table saws does not prevent contact
with the blade—it minimizes the effect of the contact. If you do contact the blade, the braking technology will
stop the blade, and in most cases there will be no injury or only a small nick. However, you may incur a serious injury
on a SawStop saw depending on factors such as the speed and direction your hand is moving when it contacts the
blade and the type of blade you are using. Also, if you decide to use the saw in Bypass Mode, the safety system will
be disabled and will not activate in the event you contact the spinning blade.
If You Have an Accident
We at SawStop hope you never have an accident with your saw, and strongly encourage you to always follow
safe practices and to use all the safety equipment provided with this saw. However, if you ever accidentally contact
the spinning blade, the safety system will detect that contact and stop the blade within milliseconds to minimize any
injury. If this happens, please contact us with information regarding the accident because it is very important to our
on-going research and development. The more we know about what happens during an accident, the better we are
able to ensure that the safety system will react as quickly as possible in all accident situations. In addition, the brake
cartridges store electronic data measured during an accident. If you return the activated cartridge to SawStop,
we can retrieve that data to learn how the electronics and software performed. If we confirm that your cartridge
activated due to skin contact, we will send you a free replacement cartridge. Thanks for your help.
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Safety
A table saw is a dangerous tool and there are hazards inherent with using this saw. Some of these hazards
are discussed below. Use common sense when operating the saw and use the saw only as instructed. You are
responsible for your own safety!
!
WARNINGS
1.
Read and understand the instruction manual and all safety warnings before operating this saw. Failure to follow
instructions or heed warnings may result in electric shock, fire, serious personal injury or property damage.
Save these instructions and refer to them whenever necessary.
2.
WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, some types of dust created by sawing, power sanding,
grinding, drilling, and other construction activities also contain 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, cement, and other masonry products, and arsenic and chromium from chemically treated
lumber. In addition, wood dust has been listed as a known human carcinogen by the U.S. government. The
risk from exposure to these chemicals and to dust varies depending on how often you do this type of work. To
reduce your exposure, work in a well ventilated area and work with approved safety equipment including dust
masks or respirators designed to filter out such dust and chemicals.
3.
THIS SAW MUST BE CONNECTED TO A GROUNDED WIRING SYSTEM or to a system having an equipmentgrounding conductor. 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 saw is equipped with an electric cord having an equipmentgrounding 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. Do not modify the plug provided - if it will not fit the
outlet; have the proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. Improper connection of the equipment-grounding
conductor can result in a risk of electric shock and/or malfunction. 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.
Check with a qualified electrician or service personnel if the grounding instructions are not completely understood or
if in doubt as to whether the saw is properly grounded. Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong grounding
plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept the saw’s plug. Repair or replace a damaged or worn cord immediately.
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4.
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 saw will draw. An undersized cord will
cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. For a cord length of up to 50 feet, use a
cord of 14 gauge. For a cord length of 50 to 100 feet, use a cord of 12 gauge. A cord length over 100 feet is not
recommended. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number the heavier the cord.
5.
This saw is intended for use on a circuit that has an outlet
that looks like the one illustrated in Sketch A. The saw has a
grounding plug that looks like the plug illustrated in Sketch A.
Make sure the saw is connected to an outlet having the same
configuration as the plug. No adapter is available or should be
used with this saw. If the saw must be reconnected for use on
a different type of electric circuit, the reconnection should be
made by qualified service personnel; and after reconnection,
the saw should comply with all local codes and ordinances.
Sketch A
grounding pin
6.
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY from the saw. All visitors should be kept at a safe distance from the work area. Make
the workshop kid-proof with padlocks, master switches, or by removing starter keys.
7.
Do not use the saw in dangerous environments. For example, do not use the saw in damp or wet locations or
expose it to rain, and keep the work area well lighted.
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WARNINGS
8.
Check to make sure the saw is in proper working order before using the saw. For example, check the alignment
of moving parts, look to see whether moving parts are binding or rubbing, check to see whether parts are broken,
make sure accessories are properly mounted in the saw, and check any other conditions that may affect the
operation of the saw. A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced.
9.
Keep guards in place and in working order. Never operate the saw with the motor cover or access panels open.
10. Wear eye protection. Always wear safety glasses when using the saw. Everyday eyeglasses are not safety
glasses. Also use a face or dust mask if the cutting operation is dusty.
11. Wear proper apparel when using the saw. Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties, rings, bracelets, or
other jewelry which may get caught in moving parts. Non-slip footwear is recommended. Wear a protective hair
covering to contain long hair.
12. You must install a rip fence before using this saw. Attempting to use the saw for rip cutting without the rip fence
could result in serious personal injury.
13. REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Make sure the power switch is in the OFF position
before plugging in the saw. Also, remove adjusting keys and wrenches from the saw before turning it on.
14. Keep hands out of the line of the saw blade. Never reach around or over the saw. Do not overreach or stretch
to get something when using the saw. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
15. Never stand on the saw. Serious injury could occur if the saw is tipped or if the cutting tool is unintentionally contacted.
16. Feed work into the blade against the direction of rotation of the blade only. Feeding the work in the direction of
rotation may cause the work to be thrown by the blade and could result in serious personal injury.
17. Do not perform any operation freehand. Freehand means not using a fence (for rip cuts) or a miter gauge (for
cross-cuts) to guide the work piece as it is being cut. Always maintain firm control over the material being cut.
18. Use a blade guard and spreader for every operation for which it can be used, including all through sawing.
Use a push stick when required.
19. Secure your 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.
20. Pay particular attention to instructions on reducing the risk of kickback. Kickback occurs when a work piece
contacts the downstream edge of the blade as it is being cut and is propelled back towards the user at high
velocity.
21. DON’T FORCE THE TOOL. It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed. For example,
do not try to cut wood faster than the motor can handle.
22. USE THE RIGHT TOOL. Do not try to force the saw to do something it was not designed to do. Don’t force a
tool or attachment to do a job for which it was not designed. Use the right blade for the job.
23. Never leave the saw running unattended. Wait until the blade comes to a complete stop and then turn the main
power switch to OFF and unplug the power cord when you are finished using the saw.
24. Turn the main power switch to OFF and unplug the power cord before servicing the saw and when changing
components or accessories such as blades, brake cartridges, and the like.
25. MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Maintain the saw as specified in this manual. Keep tools sharp and clean for
best and safest performance. Follow instructions for lubrication and changing accessories.
26. Use only recommended accessories with the saw. Consult this manual for recommended accessories. The use
of improper accessories may cause risk of injury. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
27. Keep the top of the saw clean and free from clutter. Cluttered areas invite accidents.
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Warning Labels
Warning labels are mounted on the right and back sides of the saw, on
the table insert, on the switch box, on the motor cover, and on the blade guard.
Some of the warnings on those labels may be additional to the warnings listed
above. Be sure to read the warning labels before using the saw. Copies of the
English text of the warning labels are reproduced below:
!
WARNING
!
1. Use the blade guard and spreader for every
operation for which it can be used.
2. Use the riving knife for non-through sawing.
3. Keep hands away from the saw blade. Use a
push-stick when required.
WARNING
To avoid loss of SawStop
protection during coast down,
do not turn off Main Power until
blade has stopped spinning.
! WARNING
Do not operate with door open.
The blade can retract and cause
a severe injury if you touch it inside
the cabinet. Also, moving parts can
cut, pinch or crush.
! WARNING
Moving gears and parts
can pinch, cut or crush.
Do not operate with
door open.
Thank you for
purchasing this
SawStop® table saw.
This saw is equipped with the
SawStop® safety system, designed to
reduce the potential for a serious injury
in the event of accidental contact with the
saw blade.
This saw operates differently than
ordinary table saws. Each operator
must read and understand the
Owner’s Manual before
operating this saw.
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SawStop 10” Professional Cabinet Saw
!
WARNING
For your own safety,
read the instruction manual
before operating this saw.
1. Wear eye protection.
2. Use the 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 the
saw blade.
4. Use a push-stick when required.
5. Know how to reduce the risk
of kickback.
6. Do not perform any operation
freehand.
7. Never reach around or over the
saw blade.
8. Never try to test fire the brake
system.
9. Never adjust the position of the
brake cartridge while the blade is
spinning.
10. Do not try to disable the brake
system.
11. Unplug the saw before changing
the blade, changing the brake
cartridge or servicing.
12. Do not connect the motor directly
to a power supply.
13. Use the bypass switch only when
necessary.
14. Do not expose to rain or use in
damp locations.
15. Do not put your hands inside or
underneath the cabinet while the
blade is spinning.
16. Do not unplug or disconnect the
saw from electrical power before
the blade has stopped spinning.
! WARNING
Moving belts and parts
can pinch, cut or crush.
Do not operate with
door open.
The SawStop ® Safety System
This Professional Cabinet Saw is equipped with the SawStop® safety system. This revolutionary technology
was developed to reduce the potential for a serious injury in the event of accidental contact with the saw blade.
SawStop® saws are the only saws smart enough to know the difference between you and the wood you are
cutting.
The SawStop® safety system includes two components, an electronic detection unit and a fast-acting brake.
The electronic detection unit detects when a person contacts the blade. A small electrical signal is induced onto the
blade by electrodes placed around the arbor. Although
this low voltage, high frequency signal is too small to
feel, it can be measured by the detection system. When
human skin comes into contact with the blade (or arbor),
a portion of the signal is absorbed by the body due to
the inherent electrical capacitance of the human body.
As a result, the signal on the blade gets smaller and the
detection unit recognizes this as contact.
Wood and other non-conductive materials such as
plastic, foam, cardboard, Corian®, melamine, etc., do
not cause a drop in the signal because those materials
do not absorb the signal on the blade. Conductive
materials such as aluminum and other metals, carbon
fiber materials, mirrored acrylic, carbon-filled materials,
etc., will typically cause the brake to activate. If you need
to cut these conductive materials, the safety system can
be placed in “Bypass Mode” to temporarily disable the
brake. (The Bypass Mode is discussed on page 56.)
Brake Cartridge
The fast-acting brake includes a small fuse that holds a strong spring in compression. If the electronic detection
unit detects contact while the blade is spinning (including during coast down), the fuse is burned by a surge of
electric current. The spring then pushes an aluminum pawl into the teeth of the spinning blade. The teeth cut into
the pawl, stopping the blade. The total time between the detection of contact and stopping the blade is just a few
milliseconds. If the brake is activated while the blade is at or near full speed, the blade will also quickly retract below
the table. The system will not activate the brake when the blade is stopped–even if you spin the blade by hand. This
allows you to touch or change the blade when the motor is off just as with ordinary table saws. However, for safety,
always turn the main power switch to OFF and unplug the power cord when changing the blade.
The SawStop® safety system is active whenever the main power is on. The safety system continuously performs
many different self-checks to ensure that the components of the system are operating properly. If any problems are
detected, the safety system will disable the motor and display a system status code to identify the problem (see
page 43 for a description of the system status codes and the corrective action). If the problem is detected while
the motor is spinning, the motor will be shut off. The safety system will not allow the motor to start, even in Bypass
Mode, as long as a problem is detected.
The electronic detection unit and fast-acting brake are contained in the “brake cartridge,” which is positioned
under the table and just behind the blade, as shown above. The brake cartridge must be correctly installed before
the motor can be started (see page 59 for instructions on removing and installing the brake cartridge). In the event
that the brake is activated, a new brake cartridge must be installed before the saw can be used again.
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The SawStop® Safety System
The SawStop® safety system does not interfere with your use of the saw. You can still make all the cuts that
you can with ordinary saws including 0° to 45° bevels, non-through cuts, and dado cuts (with the optional dado
brake cartridge and the optional dado table insert).
Your SawStop® saw operates differently than ordinary table saws, and there are a few important points to keep
in mind as you use the saw.
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1.
Do not rely on the SawStop® safety system to protect against unsafe operation. Although the system is
designed to react and stop the blade very quickly in the event of accidental contact, it cannot react until contact
is detected. This means that you may receive at least a minor injury even with the SawStop® safety system.
Therefore, always use safe operating practices, and use the blade guard, push stick and other safety devices
whenever possible. The SawStop® safety system, like the airbag in a car, should be considered as a last
measure to minimize injury when all other safety practices and devices have failed to prevent an accident.
2.
In the event of contact, the blade will be stopped in about 3–5 milliseconds (coarse toothed blades stop more
quickly than fine-toothed blades such as plywood blades). Therefore, the seriousness of the injury incurred will
depend on the speed at which a person’s hand or other body part is moving toward the blade. For example, if
a person’s hand is moving toward the blade at 1 ft.⁄sec., then the depth of the cut will be approximately 1⁄16 inch
(1 ft.⁄sec.* 0.005 sec. = 0.005 ft. or 1⁄16 inch). At faster speeds, the cut will be proportionally deeper. Therefore,
it is possible to be seriously injured even with the SawStop® safety system.
3.
Do not operate the saw in Bypass Mode unless you are cutting electrically conductive material. When Bypass
Mode is engaged, the SawStop® safety system will not activate the brake if contact is detected and a serious
injury could result if you contact the blade.
4.
The motor cannot be started without a blade installed. Since the safety system disables the motor if the blade
is spaced too far from the brake, a missing blade will be detected as a blade-to-brake spacing error and the
motor will be disabled.
5.
Blades
You can use any standard 10 inch saw blade or 8 inch dado set with your SawStop® saw, although the following
precautions should be observed:
i.
Never attempt to use a blade other than a single 10 inch blade with the standard SawStop® brake cartridge.
Never attempt to use a dado set or blade other than an 8 inch dado set with the SawStop® dado cartridge.
The use of smaller diameter blades with a brake cartridge designed for larger blades could result in a
serious injury because the brake cannot be positioned correctly to stop the smaller blades.
ii.
Never stack dado blades thicker than 13⁄16 inch. The 8 inch dado brake cartridge is not designed to stop
dado stacks thicker than 13⁄16 inch.
iii.
Do not use molding heads. The use of molding heads could result in a serious injury because neither the
standard brake cartridge nor the dado brake cartridge is designed to stop a molding head.
iv.
Never use a blade with damaged or missing teeth as this can result in a more serious injury or a false activation
of the brake. Blades with variable spacing between teeth are compatible with the SawStop® safety system,
however you must ensure the brake is positioned correctly by rotating the blade at least one full revolution to be
certain that none of the teeth touch the brake (see page 30 for more information on setting the brake position).
v.
Never install the blade backwards. The brake might not stop a blade that is installed backwards.
vi.
Do not use saw blades or dado sets that have a lacquer or other coating on the teeth. These coatings
are non-conductive and therefore can reduce the speed at which the system detects contact. In other words,
a coated tooth must cut slightly deeper into the skin for contact to be detected, resulting in a somewhat
more serious injury. Used blades that originally had a coating are OK to use since the coating is worn away
within a few uses. However, SawStop recommends that you examine each tooth on such blades to confirm
that no coating remains.
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vii. Blades with depth-limiting shoulders may take longer to stop in the event of an accident than standard
blades, and you could receive a more serious injury. Therefore, SawStop recommends using blades without
depth-limiting shoulders.
viii. The SawStop safety system is designed for use with standard 10 inch blades with kerfs from 3⁄32 inch to
3⁄ inch. Blades with kerfs much thinner than 3⁄ inch should not be used because those blades might not
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be strong enough to withstand the force applied by the brake when it activates. As a result, those blades
might deform and stop more slowly in the event of an accident, resulting in a more serious injury. Blades
with kerfs much thicker than 3⁄16 inch are heavier than standard 1⁄8 inch kerf blades, and should not be used
because they may stop more slowly than standard blades in the event of an accident, resulting in a more
serious injury. Similarly, stacks of two or more 10 inch blades should never be used on your SawStop saw
as the combined weight of the blades may be too heavy to stop quickly. If you need to use a blade with a
kerf thicker than 3⁄16 inch, use an 8 inch dado set with the optional Sawstop 8 inch dado brake cartridge.
ix.
Do not use non-conductive blades, including abrasive blades, blades with plastic hubs, or blades that
have non-conductive teeth. The safety system cannot induce the electrical signal onto a non-conductive
blade, and blades with non-conductive teeth may prevent the system from detecting contact. Only standard
steel blades with either steel or carbide teeth should be used.
6.
Do not use table inserts, guards, fences or other devices which have metal parts that may come into contact
with the blade. Any metal part that contacts the blade may cause the brake to activate. All SawStop® accessories
are specifically designed to prevent metal contact with the blade.
7.
Wet, pressure-treated wood may cause the brake to activate. The chemicals used to pressure treat wood often
contain large amounts of copper, which is conductive. When pressure-treated wood is wet, the combination of
copper and water substantially increases the conductivity of the wood. Therefore, allow wet pressure-treated
wood to fully dry before cutting. Typically, the wood will be sufficiently dry if left unstacked in a dry location for
24 hours. If you must cut wet pressure-treated wood, you can make several cuts in the wettest piece(s) using
the Bypass Mode to test whether the wood is too wet. See page 56 for instructions on using Bypass Mode and
page 45 for information on testing the conductivity of a material. If the test indicates the wood is too wet to cut with
the safety system active, you must either allow the wood to dry or make the remaining cuts in Bypass Mode.
8.
Do not replace the arbor belt with a non-SawStop® belt. The SawStop® arbor belt is custom designed to dissipate
static electricity that may build up on the spinning blade which could cause a false activation of the brake.
9.
Never touch the arbor, arbor pulley, arbor nut or arbor washer when the blade is spinning because you may
receive a serious injury. These parts are all electrically coupled to the blade and the brake will activate if contact
with these parts is detected.
10. Never reach under the blade while it is spinning. In the event the brake is activated, the retraction of the blade
may cause a serious injury if you contact the bottom of the blade.
11. Do not remove the dust shroud because a large portion of the blade will be exposed. If you contact the blade
under the table, the blade may retract toward you and cause a severe injury.
12. Do not unplug or disconnect the saw from electrical power before the blade has stopped spinning. If the power
is interrupted while the blade is moving, the safety system will not be active and therefore the brake will not
activate in the event of accidental contact. You may receive a serious injury if you contact the spinning blade
while the electrical power has been interrupted.
13. Never attempt to disable the SawStop® safety system or modify the electrical wiring of the saw in any way. Any
change or modification or disablement of the safety system or other wiring could result in a serious injury and
will void all warranties.
14. Never attempt to repair, adjust, modify or otherwise service a brake cartridge. There are no user-servicable
parts inside the brake cartridge. The brake cartridge is permanently sealed against dust and other contaminants.
Destruction, removal, or alteration of this seal voids all warranties.
SawStop 10” Professional Cabinet Saw
11
Unpacking Your Saw
Remove all packing materials and accessories before removing the saw from the shipping pallet. While
unpacking your saw verify that all the components shown on this page and the following page are included. Use
care when unpacking your saw to prevent damage to any of the saw components or accessories. If the saw or
the accessories have been damaged during shipping, report the damage to your shipper before proceeding with
unpacking. Read and understand this manual fully before assembling and operating your saw.
blade guard assembly
accessory tool holder
handwheel package
(two)
riving knife
(installed in saw)
blade wrenches
lock knobs
(two)
Installing the Handwheels
Mounting the Dust Port
Hardware for Steps 2-3
1 Keys,
5 x 5 x 25 (2)
Mounting
the
Motor
Cover
Hardware for Step 4
2 Set Screws,
M6 x 8 (2)
Button Head Screws,
3 M5 x 3 x 15 (3)
(two)
Lock Washers,
4 M5 (3)
Hardware for Step 5
Mounting the Extension Wings
Hardware for Step 6
6
Washers,
M8 (8)
7 Lock Washers, M8 (8)
8 Hex Bolts, M8 x 16 (8)
Mounting the
Wrench & Tool
Holders
SawStop
Hardware for Step 8
Blade
Wrench
Holder
13
Mounting the Switch Box
Hardware for Step 7
9 Button Head Socket Screws,
M6 x 20 (2)
Lock Washers,
10 M6 (2)
14 Lock
15 Button Head
Screws,
Washers,
M6 x 12 (2)
M6 (2)
11 Washers, M6 (2)
®
10” PROFESSIONAL
CABINET SAW
OWNER’S MANUAL
Model PCS31230
Switch Box
Keys (2)
12
Blade Spacing
Adjustment Gauge (1)
Motor
Cover
Rod
Hex Key, M8 (1)
5
Hex Keys: M3 (1), M4 (1), M5 (1), M6 (1)
Tools
F
table saw hardware pack
owner’s manual
miter gauge
push stick
WARNING! The saw weighs approximately 265 pounds without the extension wings and
335 pounds with the extension wings. Be careful in handling the saw to avoid injury.
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Unpacking Your Saw
dust port
(attached to the end
of the flexible hose
inside of the saw)
switch box assembly
(connected to the saw
by electrical cables)
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blade guard
limit rod
table saw
(with pre-installed zero-clearance table insert,
brake cartridge, and brake cartridge key)
10” blade
SawStop 10” Professional Cabinet Saw
13
Standing Up Your Saw
Your saw is shipped horizontal to protect it from tipping during transit. To stand up your saw, first remove all
packing materials and accessories from the shipping pallet (see Fig. 1). There is a poster that ships with the
saw that shows where all of the accessories are located in the packaging.
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2.
Take the top piece of Styrofoam and place one of its short sides next to the pallet by the back of the saw,
as shown in Fig 2a. Place the Styrofoam so that the top edge of the table and the bottom edge of the saw
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the bottom edge
of the saw should
overhang the edge
of the Styrofoam
Fig. 2a
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the edge of the
table should
overhang the edge
of the Styrofoam
Fig. 2b
Standing Up Your Saw
use the table and the
elevation control shaft
as lifting points to help
roll the saw
both overhang the edges of the Styrofoam (see Fig.
2b).
Fig. 3
If you have a Professional Cabinet Saw Mobile Base ...
install it now while the saw is on its side. Refer to the manual that comes with your Professional Cabinet Saw
Mobile Base for instructions. Once the mobile base is installed, continue with step 4 to stand up your saw.
3.
With the help of another person,
carefully roll the saw off the
pallet and onto the top piece of
Styrofoam, as shown in Fig. 3.
You can use the cast iron table
and the elevation control shaft
as lifting points to help you roll
the saw. Wear safety gloves
and be careful to use proper
lifting technique to avoid injury.
lift under the rear
edge of the table
Fig. 4
SawStop 10” Professional Cabinet Saw
15
Assembling Your Saw
The instructions to assemble your Professional Cabinet Saw are listed below. In addition to the tools included
with the Table Saw Hardware Pack (shown in Fig. 5 below) you will also need the following tools to complete the
assembly:
Installing the Handwheels
• a Phillips screwdriver
• a 13 mm wrench
• a 14 mm wrench
• a level or straight edge
Mounting the Dust Port
Hardware for Steps 2-3
1 Keys,
5 x 5 x 25 (2)
Mounting
the
Motor
Cover
Hardware for Step 4
2 Set Screws,
M6 x 8 (2)
Button Head Screws,
3 M5 x 3 x 15 (3)
Lock Washers,
4 M5 (3)
Hardware for Step 5
Mounting the Extension Wings
Hardware for Step 6
6
Washers,
M8 (8)
7 Lock Washers, M8 (8)
8 Hex Bolts, M8 x 16 (8)
Mounting the
Wrench & Tool
Holders
Hardware for Step 8
Blade
Wrench
Holder
13
Mounting the Switch Box
Hardware for Step 7
9 Button Head Socket Screws,
M6 x 20 (2)
Lock Washers,
10 M6 (2)
14 Lock
15 Button Head
Washers,
Screws,
M6 (2)
M6 x 12 (2)
11 Washers, M6 (2)
Switch Box
Keys (2)
12
Blade Spacing
Adjustment Gauge (1)
Motor
Cover
Rod
Hex Key, M8 (1)
5
Hex Keys: M3 (1), M4 (1), M5 (1), M6 (1)
Tools
F
Fig. 5
1.
Once the saw is in the upright position, remove the plastic covering from the cast iron table top and remove
the yellow label from the top of the table insert. Wipe the oil off the table top with a soft, clean cloth (see
Fig. 6). Do the same for the extension wings. The table top and extension wings are shipped with a coating of
oil to prevent the cast iron from rusting.
NOTE: Before assembling the saw,
make sure that all packaging has been
removed and all parts unpacked.
wipe the table top with
a soft, clean cloth
In particular, DO NOT PROCEED with
the assembly of the saw until the switch
box has been moved to the outside of
the cabinet. (See unpacking poster.)
When unpacking the switch box
assembly, be careful not to damage the
power cord or the cords attached to the
switch box when cutting the cable ties.
Be sure to remove all cardboard pieces
from the inside of the cabinet.
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Assembling Your Saw
Assembling Your Saw
Installing the Elevation Handwheel
2.
Open one of the handwheel packages included with your saw and screw the handle into the handwheel (see
Fig. 7). Tighten the handle with a 14 mm wrench. The hardware required to install the elevation handwheel is
located in the area with the blue background on the Table Saw Hardware Pack. Remove a key from the Table
Saw Hardware Pack and insert it into the slot at the end of the elevation control shaft (see Fig. 8). Slide the
handwheel onto the end of the elevation control shaft (see Fig. 9) until the face of the handwheel is flush with
the end of the shaft. Remove a set screw from the Table Saw Hardware Pack and insert it into the small hole
located on the side of the handwheel (see Fig. 10). Use a 3 mm hex key to fully tighten the set screw. Locate
the lock knob with the longer shaft. Screw the lock knob into the end of the elevation control shaft (see Fig. 11),
but don’t tighten it completely. The lock knob is used to prevent the handwheel from turning after the blade has
been set to a new elevation.
Installing the Handwheels
Mounting the Dust Port
Hardware for Steps 2-3
1 Keys,
5 x 5 x 25 (2)
Button Head Screws,
3 M5 x 3 x 15 (3)
handwheel
Mounting
the
Motor
Cover
Hardware for Step 4
2 Set Screws,
M6 x 8 (2)
Lock Washers,
4 M5 (3)
1
key
Hardware for Step 5
Mounting the Extension Wings
Hardware for Step 6
6
Washers,
M8 (8)
7 Lock Washers, M8 (8)
8 Hex Bolts, M8 x 16 (8)
Mounting the
Wrench & Tool
Holders
Hardware for Step 8
Blade
Wrench
Holder
13
Mounting the Switch Box
handle
Hardware for Step 7
9 Button Head Socket Screws,
M6 x 20 (2)
Lock Washers,
10 M6 (2)
14 Lock
15 Button Head
Washers,
Screws,
M6 (2)
M6 x 12 (2)
11 Washers, M6 (2)
elevation
control shaft
Switch Box
Keys (2)
12
Blade Spacing
Adjustment Gauge (1)
Motor
Cover
Rod
Hex Key, M8 (1)
Fig. 7
5
Fig. 8
Hex Keys: M3 (1), M4 (1), M5 (1), M6 (1)
Tools
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handwheel
elevation
control shaft
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elevation
control shaft
handwheel
handwheel
Fig. 10
elevation
lock knob
handwheel
elevation
lock knob
Fig. 12
Fig. 11
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Assembling Your Saw
Installing the Tilt Handwheel
3.
Open the other handwheel package and screw the handle into the handwheel (see Fig. 13). Tighten the handle
with a 14 mm wrench. The hardware required to install the tilt handwheel is located in the area with the blue
background on the Table Saw Hardware Pack. Remove a key from the Table Saw Hardware Pack and insert it
into the slot at the end of the tilt control shaft (see Fig. 14). Slide the handwheel onto the end of the tilt control
shaft (see Fig. 15) until the face of the handwheel is flush with the end of the tilt control shaft. Remove a set
screw from the Table Saw Hardware Pack and insert it into the small hole located on the side of the handwheel
(see Fig. 16). Use a 3 mm hex key to fully tighten the set screw. Locate the lock knob with the shorter shaft.
Screw the lock knob into the end of the tilt control shaft (see Fig. 17), but don’t tighten it completely. The lock
knob is used to prevent the handwheel from turning after the blade has been set to a new tilt angle.
Installing the Handwheels
Mounting the Dust Port
Hardware for Steps 2-3
1 Keys,
5 x 5 x 25 (2)
Button Head Screws,
3 M5 x 3 x 15 (3)
handwheel
Mounting
the
Motor
Cover
Hardware for Step 4
2 Set Screws,
M6 x 8 (2)
Lock Washers,
4 M5 (3)
tilt control
shaft
Hardware for Step 5
Mounting the Extension Wings
Hardware for Step 6
6
Washers,
M8 (8)
7 Lock Washers, M8 (8)
8 Hex Bolts, M8 x 16 (8)
Mounting the
Wrench & Tool
Holders
1
Hardware for Step 8
Blade
Wrench
Holder
13
Mounting the Switch Box
handle
Hardware for Step 7
9 Button Head Socket Screws,
M6 x 20 (2)
Lock Washers,
10 M6 (2)
14 Lock
15 Button Head
Screws,
Washers,
M6 x 12 (2)
M6 (2)
11 Washers, M6 (2)
key
Switch Box
Keys (2)
12
Blade Spacing
Adjustment Gauge (1)
Motor
Cover
Rod
Hex Key, M8 (1)
Fig. 13
5
Fig. 14
Hex Keys: M3 (1), M4 (1), M5 (1), M6 (1)
Tools
F
tilt control
shaft
tilt control
shaft
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handwheel
set screw
handwheel
Fig. 16
tilt lock
knob
handwheel
Fig. 18
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tilt lock
knob
Fig. 17
Assembling Your Saw
Assembling Your Saw
Installing the Dust Port
4.
The dust port comes attached to the end of a flexible hose residing within the cabinet. Notice that there is a
small semicircle on the dust port flange (see Fig. 19). The dust port must be inserted into the four inch diameter
hole at the back of the cabinet from the inside of the cabinet as shown in Fig. 20. The semicircle acts as a key to
correctly orient the dust port. The hardware required to install the dust port is located in the area with the green
background on the Table Saw Hardware Pack. Remove the three dust port screws and lock washers from the
Table Saw Hardware Pack and place a lock washer on each screw. Keep the screws nearby.
Installing the Handwheels
Mounting the Dust Port
Hardware for Steps 2-3
1 Keys,
5 x 5 x 25 (2)
Mounting
the
Motor
Cover
Hardware for Step 4
2 Set Screws,
M6 x 8 (2)
Button Head Screws,
3 M5 x 3 x 15 (3)
Lock Washers,
4 M5 (3)
Hardware for Step 5
Mounting the Extension Wings
Hardware for Step 6
6
Washers,
M8 (8)
7 Lock Washers, M8 (8)
8 Hex Bolts, M8 x 16 (8)
Mounting the
Wrench & Tool
Holders
Hardware for Step 8
Blade
Wrench
Holder
13
Mounting the Switch Box
Hardware for Step 7
9 Button Head Socket Screws,
M6 x 20 (2)
Lock Washers,
10 M6 (2)
14 Lock
15 Button Head
Washers,
Screws,
M6 (2)
M6 x 12 (2)
11 Washers, M6 (2)
Switch Box
Keys (2)
12
Blade Spacing
Adjustment Gauge (1)
Motor
Cover
Rod
Hex Key, M8 (1)
5
Hex Keys: M3 (1), M4 (1), M5 (1), M6 (1)
Tools
F
dust
port
flange
semicircle
Fig. 19
dust
port
Fig. 20
Holding the dust port in your hand, reach inside the cabinet through the opening on the side of the cabinet
through which the motor protrudes and fit the dust port in the hole so that the semicircle fits in the cabinet
and the flange around the dust port lies flat against the inside of the cabinet. When correctly installed, the
three holes in the cabinet surrounding the dust port will line up with the three
While holding the dust port firmly in
place on the inside of the cabinet,
insert each of the three screws into
the holes surrounding the dust port
on the outside of the cabinet, as
shown in Fig. 21. Using a Phillips
screwdriver, tighten each screw
a little bit at a time until all three
screws are securely in place.
4
3
! WARNING
Moving gears and parts
can pinch, cut or crush.
Do not operate with
door open.
Fig. 21
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Assembling Your Saw
Installing the Motor Cover
5.
Locate the motor cover and remove the motor cover rod from the area with the yellow background on the Table
Saw Hardware Pack. Hold the motor cover against the side of the saw over the motor such that the two arrows
on the side of the cover point to the two metal tubes on the side of the cabinet (see Fig. 22).
Installing the Handwheels
Mounting the Dust Port
Hardware for Steps 2-3
1 Keys,
5 x 5 x 25 (2)
Mounting
the
Motor
Cover
Hardware for Step 4
2 Set Screws,
M6 x 8 (2)
Button Head Screws,
3 M5 x 3 x 15 (3)
Lock Washers,
4 M5 (3)
Hardware for Step 5
Mounting the Extension Wings
Hardware for Step 6
6
Washers,
M8 (8)
7 Lock Washers, M8 (8)
8 Hex Bolts, M8 x 16 (8)
Mounting the
Wrench & Tool
Holders
! WARN
ING
Moving
gears and
can pinch,
parts
cut or crush.
Do not
operate
with
door open.
Hardware for Step 8
Blade
Wrench
Holder
13
Mounting the Switch Box
Hardware for Step 7
9 Button Head Socket Screws,
M6 x 20 (2)
Lock Washers,
10 M6 (2)
14 Lock
15 Button Head
Screws,
Washers,
M6 x 12 (2)
M6 (2)
11 Washers, M6 (2)
Switch Box
Keys (2)
12
Blade Spacing
Adjustment Gauge (1)
Motor
Cover
Rod
Hex Key, M8 (1)
5
Hex Keys: M3 (1), M4 (1), M5 (1), M6 (1)
Tools
F
arrow on
motor cover
upper tube
on cabinet
Fig. 22
Slip the straight end of the motor
cover rod up through the bottom tube
then through the row of half-cylinders
along the edge of the motor cover
and finally through the upper tube
(see Fig. 23). Rotate the motor cover
rod so that the bent end of the rod fits
into the hook on the motor cover just
below the bottom metal tube (see
Fig. 24).
! WARNI
NG
Moving
gears and
can pinch,
parts
cut or crush.
Do not
operate
with
door open.
lower tube
on cabinet
5
rod
rod
Fig. 23
Fig. 24
To open the motor cover press
on the ribbed section on the
front of the motor cover until it
unlatches and swing the cover
away from the cabinet. Reverse
the process to close the cover
(see Fig. 25).
Fig. 25
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hook on
motor
cover
Assembling Your Saw
Assembling Your Saw
Mounting the Extension Wings
6.
The hardware required to mount the cast iron extension wings to the cast iron table top is located in the area
with the purple background on the Table Saw Hardware Pack. Position one of the extension wings next to
the left side of the cast iron table with the chamfer toward the front and align the holes in the side of the wing
with the four threaded holes on the side of the table (see Fig. 26). Mount the left extension wing with four M8
washers, four M8 lock washers and four M8 x 20 hex bolts, but do not tighten. Repeat the same procedure to
mount the other extension wing to the right side of the table.
Installing the Handwheels
Mounting the Dust Port
Hardware for Steps 2-3
1 Keys,
5 x 5 x 25 (2)
Button Head Screws,
3 M5 x 3 x 15 (3)
8
Mounting
the
Motor
Cover
Hardware for Step 4
2 Set Screws,
M6 x 8 (2)
Lock Washers,
4 M5 (3)
7
Hardware for Step 5
Mounting the Extension Wings
Hardware for Step 6
6
Washers,
M8 (8)
7 Lock Washers, M8 (8)
8 Hex Bolts, M8 x 16 (8)
Mounting the
Wrench & Tool
Holders
6
Hardware for Step 8
Blade
Wrench
Holder
13
Mounting the Switch Box
Hardware for Step 7
9 Button Head Socket Screws,
M6 x 20 (2)
Lock Washers,
10 M6 (2)
14 Lock
15 Button Head
Screws,
Washers,
M6 x 12 (2)
M6 (2)
11 Washers, M6 (2)
Switch Box
Keys (2)
12
Blade Spacing
Adjustment Gauge (1)
Motor
Cover
Rod
Hex Key, M8 (1)
5
Hex Keys: M3 (1), M4 (1), M5 (1), M6 (1)
Tools
F
Fig. 26
Use a straight-edge to level the extension
wings with the cast iron table top and
tighten all of the M8 x 20 hex bolts with
a 13 mm wrench (see Fig. 27).
Fig. 27
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Assembling Your Saw
Mounting the Switch Box
7.
The hardware required to mount the switch box is located in the area with the orange background on the Table
Saw Hardware Pack. Remove two M6 x 20 button head socket screws, two M6 lock washers and two M6
washers and place a lock washer followed by a washer on the end of each screw. Mount the switch box under
the left extension wing by inserting the screws into the two holes at the upper end of the switch box mounting
bracket (see Fig. 28) and threading them into the holes towards the front of the left extension wing (see
Fig. 29). Tighten the screws with a 4 mm hex key.
Installing the Handwheels
Mounting the Dust Port
Hardware for Steps 2-3
1 Keys,
5 x 5 x 25 (2)
Button Head Screws,
3 M5 x 3 x 15 (3)
switch box
mounting
bracket
Mounting
the
Motor
Cover
Hardware for Step 4
2 Set Screws,
M6 x 8 (2)
Lock Washers,
4 M5 (3)
Hardware for Step 5
Mounting the Extension Wings
Hardware for Step 6
6
Washers,
M8 (8)
7 Lock Washers, M8 (8)
8 Hex Bolts, M8 x 16 (8)
Mounting the
Wrench & Tool
Holders
Hardware for Step 8
Blade
Wrench
Holder
13
Mounting the Switch Box
Hardware for Step 7
9 Button Head Socket Screws,
M6 x 20 (2)
Lock Washers,
10 M6 (2)
14 Lock
15 Button Head
Screws,
Washers,
M6 x 12 (2)
M6 (2)
11 Washers, M6 (2)
Switch Box
Keys (2)
12
Blade Spacing
Adjustment Gauge (1)
mounting
holes
Motor
Cover
Rod
Hex Key, M8 (1)
5
Hex Keys: M3 (1), M4 (1), M5 (1), M6 (1)
Tools
F
Fig. 28
10
11
SawStop
System Status
Grn
Red
¯
¯
Codes
Status
System Initializing
¯
System Ready
Replace Cartridge
••••••
¯
¯
Coasting Down
Bypass Mode
¯
••••••
••••••
¯
¯
¯
¯
¯
Fig. 29
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Adjust Position
of
Brake
¯
¯
Turn Cartridge
Key To “On”
Close Access
Doors
••••••
¯
On
Turn Start Switch
To “Off”
¯
••••••
Contact Detected
During Standby
••••••
Contact Detected
During Bypass
••••••
Overload Due
To
Wet Wood
9
Assembling Your Saw
Assembling Your Saw
Mounting the Accessory Holders
8.
Your saw comes with two tool holders to store saw accessories. The blade wrench holder provides a place to
hang the wrenches that came with your saw. The accessory tool holder provides a place to store your riving
knife, miter gauge and blade guard. The hardware required to mount the two accessory holders is located
in the area with the gray background on the Table Saw Hardware Pack. To mount the blade wrench holder,
remove the blade wrench holder, one M6 x 12 button head screw and one M6 lock washer from the Table Saw
Hardware Pack. Place the lock washer on the screw, insert the screw through the hole in the blade wrench
holder and then thread the screw into the hole on the left side of the cabinet behind the switch box (see Fig. 30).
Tighten the screw with a 4 mm hex key.
Installing the Handwheels
Mounting the Dust Port
Hardware for Steps 2-3
1 Keys,
5 x 5 x 25 (2)
Mounting
the
Motor
Cover
Hardware for Step 4
2 Set Screws,
M6 x 8 (2)
Button Head Screws,
3 M5 x 3 x 15 (3)
Lock Washers,
4 M5 (3)
Hardware for Step 5
Mounting the Extension Wings
Hardware for Step 6
6
Washers,
M8 (8)
7 Lock Washers, M8 (8)
8 Hex Bolts, M8 x 16 (8)
Mounting the
Wrench & Tool
Holders
Hardware for Step 8
14
Blade
Wrench
Holder
13
Mounting the Switch Box
Hardware for Step 7
9 Button Head Socket Screws,
M6 x 20 (2)
Lock Washers,
10 M6 (2)
15
14 Lock
15 Button Head
Screws,
Washers,
M6 x 12 (2)
M6 (2)
11 Washers, M6 (2)
Switch Box
Keys (2)
12
Blade Spacing
Adjustment Gauge (1)
Motor
Cover
Rod
Hex Key, M8 (1)
5
Hex Keys: M3 (1), M4 (1), M5 (1), M6 (1)
Tools
F
13
blade wrench holder
Fig. 30
To install the accessory tool holder, locate the accessory tool holder and remove the other M6 x 12
button head screw and M6 lock washer from the Table Saw Hardware Pack. Place the lock washer on the
screw and insert the screw through the hole at the bottom of the accessory tool holder. Mount the accessory
tool holder to the cabinet by slipping the ends of the hooks on the side of the tool holder into the corresponding
slots on the front lower corner of the right side of the cabinet and threading the screw into the hole in the
cabinet (see Fig. 31). Tighten the screw with a 4 mm hex key.
accessory
tool holder
14 15
Fig. 31
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Assembling Your Saw
Installing the Blade Guard Limit Rod
9.
The next step in assembling your saw is to install the blade guard limit rod on the blade guard. The blade guard
limit rod prevents material that is taller than the height of the blade from entering the blade guard and engaging
the blade.
Locate the blade guard and the blade guard limit rod. The limit rod fits roughly horizontally along the blade
guard as shown in Fig. 32.
limit rod
Fig. 32
To install the limit rod, hold the rod vertical with the open ends pointed downward as shown in Fig. 33. The two
open ends of the limit rod fit into holes at the top, back of the blade guard (see Fig. 34) which allow the limit rod
to pivot. Pull the ends of the rod apart just enough to fit each end of the limit rod into the holes at the back of
the blade guard. Make sure that the “V” shaped wood stop at the end of the limit rod is oriented so that the tip
of the “V” will be pointed downward when the limit rod is pivoted downward to a horizontal position along the
blade guard. Once the ends of the limit rod are in place, pivot the limit rod downwards as shown in Fig. 35.
sloped ridges
wood stop
limit rod
pull ends
apart
pivot limit rod
downward
hole for one end
of the limit rod
Fig. 33
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Fig. 34
Fig. 35
Assembling Your Saw
Assembling Your Saw
Apply downward pressure to the limit rod at the sloped ridges on each side of the blade guard until the limit rod
snaps into place (see Fig. 36).
push down on limit rod
until it snaps into place
sloped ridges guide limit rod
until it snaps into place
wood stop
“V” tip points
downward
Fig. 36
Congratulations, your saw is now assembled.
Note: You must install a rip fence prior to using the saw. Refer to the manual
accompanying your rip fence for instructions on how to install the fence.
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Get to Know Your Saw
The major components of your saw are identified below. Make sure you can identify these components in order
to follow the instructions in this manual.
1
3
4
2
2
11
External Components
9
6
10
1.
Table Top
2.
Extension Wings
3.
Blade Guard Assembly
4.
Standard Table Insert
5.
Elevation Handwheel
6.
Tilt Handwheel
7.
Tilt Angle Indicator
8.
Tilt Angle Scale
9.
Switch Box
10.
Bypass Key
11.
Thermal Overload Switch
12.
Blade Wrenches (2)
13.
Miter Gauge
14.
Miter Gauge Slots
15.
Accessory Tool Holder
16.
Riving Knife
17.
Side Access Panel
18.
Motor Cover
19.
Dust Port
20.
Rear Access Panel
8
16
12
5
7
Fig. 37
16
14
17
18
3
20
13
19
15
Fig. 38
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28
30
23
29
24
21
Internal Components
25
27
22
26
31
40
Fig. 39
35
32
33
36
43
25
39
42
41
34
38
21.
Front Trunnion Bracket
22.
Front Trunnion
23.
Rear Trunnion Bracket
24.
Rear Trunnion
25.
Elevation Plate
26.
Motor
27.
Motor Belt
28.
Arbor Belt
29.
Arbor Block
30.
Brake Positioning Bolt
31.
Arbor Bumper
32.
Saw Blade
33.
Riving Knife
34.
Quick-Release Clamp Handle
35.
Arbor Nut
36.
Arbor Washer
37.
Brake Cartridge
38.
Cartridge Key
39.
Dust Shroud
40.
Dust Port
41.
Upper Elevation Limit Stop
42.
0º Tilt Limit Stop
43.
45º Tilt Limit Stop
37
Fig. 40
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Preparing Your Saw for Use
Saw Placement
Position the saw on a level surface away from sources of moisture and electrical noise. Make sure there is
sufficient room to allow free access to all sides of the saw.
Table Insert Removal and Installation
Your saw is shipped with a high-quality, zero-clearance table insert. The insert is factory-adjusted to fit securely
in the table opening and below the table surface. If you wish to perform additional adjustment on the insert,
see page 75 for instructions.
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug the
power cord before removing or installing the table insert on your saw.
The rear of the table insert is held in place by two lock-down screws in the bottom rear of the insert and two
lock-down screws in the table opening. It is held down in the front by latches formed at the ends of a rotating
lock-down lever. The lock-down lever allows you to easily remove the insert without the use of tools.
lock-down lever
hold insert at a slight angle to table
when installing or removing
rear
lock-down
screws
Fig. 41
To install the table insert, hold it at a slight angle,
with the lock-down lever rotated upwards and the
rear of the insert lower than the front (see Fig. 41).
Slide the rear of the insert around the spreader
or riving knife and against the back of the table
opening so that the heads of the rear lock-down
screws in the bottom of the insert slide under
the heads of the lock-down screws in the table
opening (see Fig. 42). Then, with the lock-down
lever rotated upwards, lower the front end of the
insert into the table opening until the insert lies flat.
Finally, rotate the lock-down lever all the way down
so that it fits along the edge of the table insert. Be
certain that no part of the table insert extends up
beyond the table surface; it should be flush or just
below the table surface.
rear lock-down
screw in insert
rear lock-down
screw in table
opening
Fig. 42
WARNING! Never operate the saw without the table insert in place.
CAUTION! Do not use table inserts with metal or other electrically-conductive parts that
could contact the blade. This can cause the brake to be activated unnecessarily.
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Blade or Dado Installation
The SawStop® Professional Cabinet Saw is designed to be used with a 10 inch saw blade or an 8 inch dado
set. A dado set is made up of two circular saw blades on either side of a set of removable knives or chippers.
You can use a dado set to cut a groove or slot in a workpiece. Other sizes or types of blades are not compatible
with a SawStop saw. If you attempt to use an incompatible blade, the safety system will display an error code
and prevent the motor from starting.
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug the power
cord before removing or installing a blade or dado set on your saw.
Preparing Your Saw
WARNING! Only install 10 inch blades or 8 inch dado sets (with optional dado cartridge and optional
dado table insert). Do not install other size blades or dado sets. Do not install molding heads or other
non-standard cutters. Use of these non-standard blades or cutters may cause serious injury.
The Professional Cabinet Saw comes with a 40 tooth, 10 inch combination saw blade. The blade may be lightly
coated in oil to prevent rusting. Clean the blade thoroughly before you use it for the first time. If you wish to
install a different blade, use a high quality blade that does not have antirust coatings on the teeth (e.g., lacquer, wax, etc.). Such coatings can
interfere with (or potentially defeat) the ability of the system to detect
contact. Blades with depth-limiting shoulders may take longer to
stop in the event of an accident than standard blades, and you could
receive a more serious injury. Therefore, SawStop recommends using
blades without depth-limiting shoulders.
The SawStop safety system is designed for use with standard 10 inch
blades with kerfs from 3⁄32 inch to 3⁄16 inch. Blades with kerfs much
thinner than 3⁄32 inch should not be used because those blades might
not be strong enough to withstand the force applied by the brake when
it activates. As a result, those blades might deform and stop more
slowly in the event of an accident, resulting in a more serious injury.
Blades with kerfs much thicker than 3⁄16 inch are heavier than standard
1⁄ inch kerf blades, and should not be used because they may stop
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more slowly than standard blades in the event of an accident, resulting
in a more serious injury.
To install the blade or dado set, use the open end of one of the blade
wrenches included with the saw to hold the arbor behind the arbor
flange, and use the closed end of the other blade wrench to loosen
Fig. 43
the arbor nut (see Fig. 43). The arbor nut is right-hand threaded so
turn the nut counter-clockwise to loosen it and clockwise to tighten it. After removing the arbor nut and arbor
washer, install the blade or dado set and reinstall the arbor washer and arbor nut. For dado widths larger than
about 3⁄8 inch, do not use the arbor washer. Instead, tighten the arbor nut directly against the dado set. Use the
blade wrenches to tighten the arbor nut securely.
If you install a dado set, you will also need to install an optional dado brake cartridge and an optional dado table insert
(see pages 58 and 113). A dado set cannot be used with the standard SawStop® brake cartridge or table insert.
WARNING! Do not attempt to use saw blades made of materials that are electrically non-conductive
(e.g., abrasive blades, blades with plastic hubs, etc.). The SawStop® safety system will not allow the
saw to operate if these blades are installed.
WARNING! Never install the blade backwards. The brake might not stop a blade that is
installed backwards and you may receive a serious injury.
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Preparing Your Saw for Use
Brake Position Adjustment
It is important to accurately adjust the spacing between the brake cartridge and the blade (see Fig. 44). If the brake
is too far from the blade, the safety system will take longer than necessary to stop the blade. On the other hand,
if the brake is too close to the blade, a portion of the blade might contact the brake and cause it to activate.
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug the power cord
before removing, installing, or adjusting the brake cartridge on your saw.
The exact diameters of 10 inch blades will vary. In addition, blades that have been resharpened one or more
times will usually be under 10 inches. Therefore, always check the spacing between the blade and the
brake when installing a different blade or brake cartridge.
spacing
Fig. 44
The spacing between the brake cartridge
and the blade is adjusted by the yellow brake
positioning bolt mounted in the top of the
arbor block (see Fig. 46). To access the brake
positioning bolt, set the tilt angle to 0° and adjust
the blade elevation to approximately 11⁄2 inches
above the table top. The bolt will be accessible
through the opening in the table top.
Fig. 45
brake
positioning
bolt
Using the 8 mm hex key included with the
saw, turn the brake positioning bolt clockwise
to decrease the spacing between the brake
cartridge and the edge of the blade, or counterclockwise to increase the spacing. Adjust the
brake position as needed to set the spacing
between the teeth of the blade and the closest
point on the brake cartridge to between 1⁄16 and
1⁄ inch (see Fig. 45).
8
Fig. 46
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Preparing Your Saw for Use
A blade spacing adjustment gauge is included with the tools
in the Table Saw Hardware Pack and can be placed between
the closest points on the blade and brake cartridge to set the
appropriate spacing (see Fig. 47). The two slots on the blade
spacing adjustment gauge can be used to store the 8 mm hex
key that is used to adjust the brake position. The blade spacing
adjustment gauge also contains magnets so it can be attached
to the side of the Professional Cabinet Saw housing.
Preparing Your Saw
Alternatively, you can place a U.S. nickel between the brake
cartridge and the edge of the blade to set the correct spacing.
use the tip of the blade spacing
adjustment gauge to set the
correct spacing between the
blade and the brake
Fig. 47
After adjusting the brake position and before starting the saw, spin the blade by hand at least one full revolution
to verify that the blade does not hit the brake (see Fig. 48).
spin the blade by hand to
make sure the blade does
not touch the brake
Fig. 48
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Preparing Your Saw for Use
Blade Guard and Riving Knife Installation
Your SawStop® Professional Cabinet Saw includes a unique, quick-release blade guard mounting system.
This mounting system was developed to allow you to quickly remove and install the blade guard and riving
knife without the use of tools and without the need for realignment. The mounting system is factory-aligned
to the arbor flange and should not require adjustment. If you wish to change the alignment, see page 77 for
instructions.
The saw is shipped with the riving knife installed. The riving knife is an extremely important tool for reducing the
potential for kickback when the blade guard cannot be used. The riving knife should always be used whenever
you need to make rabbet or other non-through cuts (where the blade does not cut through the top of the wood)
and narrow cuts where the guard would interfere with the rip fence.
Fig. 49
pull handle upward
to release clamp
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug the power cord
before removing or installing the blade guard or riving knife on your saw.
For the majority of sawing operations, including all through-sawing (where the blade cuts through the top of the
wood), the blade guard should be used. To install the blade guard, first remove the riving knife by lifting the clamping
handle fully upward until the clamping plate moves away from the riving knife (see Fig. 49). Then move the riving
knife slightly toward the right to clear the positioning pins, and lift it out of the clamp.
WARNING! Use the blade guard and spreader for every operation for which it can
be used, including all through-sawing.
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Preparing Your Saw
To install the blade guard, first pivot the large anti-kickback pawls upwards and guide them into the catches
on either side of the guard to hold them out of the way (a close-up view is shown in Fig. 68 on page 46). Then
position the spreader in the clamp and flat against the base plate. The positioning pins will align the spreader
in the correct position. Lower the clamping handle completely to lock the spreader in place (see Fig. 50). If the
clamping handle is difficult to lower, make sure the spreader is positioned flat against the base plate.
anti-kickback pawl
rotated up
spreader
push handle
downward to
engage clamp
Fig. 50
To remove the blade guard, use the same procedure as removing the riving knife. Similarly, to install the riving
knife, use the same procedure as installing the blade guard.
The clamping force used to hold the spreader and riving knife in place can be increased if the spreader and
riving knife are not held securely, or decreased if too much force is required to lower the clamping handle. See
page 82 for instructions on adjusting the clamping force.
See pages 46 and 49 for instructions on the operation and use of the blade guard and the riving knife.
Note: when using a dado set, neither the blade guard nor the riving knife may be used. Instead, use other
protective devices such as push sticks, push blocks and featherboards (see page 53, 54, 55, 94, 96 and 97).
Note: both the spreader and the riving knife are 2.3 mm (0.090 inch) thick. Do not use a saw blade with a kerf
less than 2.35 mm with these tools. The kerf of a saw blade is the width of the cut produced by the blade.
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Preparing Your Saw for Use
Dust Collection
Your SawStop® Professional Cabinet Saw includes a dust shroud around the blade to provide superior dust
collection to ordinary saws. A flexible hose connects the dust shroud to a dust port that mounts to the back of
the cabinet (see Fig. 39 on page 27). Connect a suitable dust collection system to the dust port and always use
the dust collection system when making a cut.
SawStop recommends the use of a dust collection system that provides at least 350 CFM of flow at the dust
port. Attach a 4 inch diameter flexible hose between the inlet port on your dust collector and the dust port at the
back of the cabinet (see Fig. 51). If you power your dust collector and SawStop® saw from the same electrical
circuit, ensure the circuit and breaker have sufficient capacity for both machines.
For more information on dust control and installing a dust collection system, see Woodshop Dust Control, by
Sandor Nagyszalanczy, The Taunton Press, 2002.
connect your dust
collection system
to the 4” port
Fig.
Fig
Fi
g 5
51
1
WARNING! Some types of dust created by sawing, power sanding, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contain
chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive toxicity or harm. Some examples of these chemicals are lead
from lead-based paints, crystalline silica from bricks, cement, and other masonry products, and arsenic and chromium from chemically
treated lumber. In addition, wood dust has been listed as a known human carcinogen by the U.S. government. The risk from exposure to
these chemicals and to dust varies depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure, work in a well ventilated
area and work with approved safety equipment including dust masks or respirators designed to filter out such dust and chemicals.
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Electrical Power Connection for a 208-240V, 3 hp Saw (PCS31230)
WARNING! Do not connect the saw to electrical power until the saw is
completely assembled and you have read and understood this entire manual.
Preparing Your Saw
The Professional Cabinet Saw model number PCS31230 comes with an AC motor that is rated at 3 hp and
operates at 60 Hz. It can be used with single phase 208-240V power. The motor draws 13 amps at 208-240V
power. Do not use any other motor to power your saw.
The Professional Cabinet Saw model PCS31230 is shipped with a 9 ft power cord that has a NEMA 6-15P
plug designed for use with matching single phase 230V, 60Hz power outlets. If you need a longer cord, or if
you need to replace the plug with a different style of plug designed for 208-240V, follow the instructions on
page 36.
Attempting to operate the Professional Cabinet Saw model PCS31230 with power other than 208-240V
single phase power will void all warranties and may result in serious injury as well as damage to, or a malfunction
of, the saw or safety system.
motor
Fig. 52
WARNING! This saw must be connected to a grounded wiring system, or to a system having an equipmentgrounding conductor. Failure to connect this saw to an adequate electrical ground may cause the safety
system to malfunction and could result in a serious injury or electric shock.
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Preparing Your Saw for Use
Changing the Plug or Power Cord on a 208-240V, 3 hp Saw (PCS31230)
The Professional Cabinet Saw model number PCS31230 comes with a NEMA 6-15P plug attached to the end
of a 9 ft power cord. If you need to replace the plug with a different style plug or if you need a longer cord,
follow the instructions below.
Replacing the Power Cord Plug
If you need to replace the plug that came with your Professional Cabinet Saw model number PCS31230,
replace it with a 3-prong, 208-240V, UL-listed plug. There are numerous styles of 208-240V plugs, so select a
plug that matches the single phase 208-240V power outlet from which you intend to power the saw. Connect
the white and black wires to the two “hot” plug terminals. Connect the green wire to the ground plug terminal.
Follow the manufacturer’s specific wiring instructions that come with your 208-240V plug.
Replacing the Power Cord
You may replace the 9 ft power cord that came attached
to your saw with a longer cord. If you replace the cord,
use a 3-conductor cable heavy enough to carry enough
current for the motor. A cord that is undersized or too long
can cause a voltage drop that will decrease the power
supplied to the motor and could result in overheating. See
Table 1 for cord length and gauge recommendations for
208-240V wiring.
Cord Recommendations
for 208-240V Wiring
Length
Gauge
0 - 50 Feet
14 AWG
50 - 100 Feet
12 AWG
over 100 Feet
Not Recommended
Table 1
ite
ee
n
wh
gr
Prepare your new power cord by cutting about 6 1⁄2 inches
of the cable housing off of one end of the cord so that
you have access to the three insulated wires in the power
cord. Strip off the insulation at the tips of each of the three
wires and secure terminal forks at the end of the white and
black wires and a ring terminal on the green wire (see
Fig. 53). Make sure the connections are secure and not
loose and that none of the wires are left uninsulated below
the terminal fork or ring.
ck
bla
power
cord
Fig. 53
WARNING! Loose electrical connections can cause fires.
WARNING! Make sure the saw is unplugged from the wall
outlet before proceeding with the following instructions.
Locate the contactor box which is mounted to the back
side of the switch box bracket (see Fig. 54). To access the
contactor box, remove the motor cover and tilt the blade
to 45°.
contactor box
Fig. 54
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Preparing Your Saw
With the saw unplugged, use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the four screws on the cover of the contactor box
and remove the contactor box cover (see Fig. 55).
remove
contactor box
cover
Fig. 55
Locate the contactor to which the black and white wires from the power cord are attached and the ground
connection to which the green wire from the power cord is attached (see Fig. 56). Disconnect the power cord
from the contactor box by using a Phillips screwdriver to loosen the two screws at the top of the contactor
and removing the ends of the black and white power cord wires from the screws and then removing the end
of the green power cord wire from the ground connection (see Figs. 56 and 57).
ground
contactor
power cord
Fig. 56
Fig. 57
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Preparing Your Saw for Use
Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the left screw that attaches the bar across the cords entering the contactor
box and loosen the right screw. Then rotate the bar downwards far enough to remove the power cord (see
Fig. 58).
power cord
Fig. 58
Now install the new power cord in the contactor box. Connect the ground wire (the green wire) to the ground,
the white wire to the right, top terminal connection on the contactor, and the black wire to the left, top terminal
connection on the contactor (see Fig. 59). A wiring diagram is shown in Fig. 60 on the next page.
thermal
circuit
breaker
contactor
ground
power
cable
Fig. 59
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Contactor Box Wiring Diagram:
Preparing Your Saw
THERMAL CIRCUIT
BREAKER
GROUND
Green
White
Black
L1
L2
CONTACTOR
A1
COIL
T2
Red
T1
A2
COIL
Bl
ac
k
Bl
ac
k
e
hit
W
e
hit
W
Green
CONTACTOR BOX
POWER
CABLE
MOTOR
CABLE
SWITCHBOX
CABLE
Fig. 60
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Using Your Saw
Adjusting the Blade Height
To maximize safety, the height of the saw blade above the table should be as low as possible while still allowing
a complete and precise cut. For through-cuts (i.e., cuts where the wood is cut through its entire thickness),
the blade height should be adjusted so that the top of the blade is no more than 1⁄8 inch to 1⁄2 inch above the
workpiece.
The blade can be adjusted from 1⁄8 inch below the
table top to 31⁄8 inch above the table top. To adjust
the height of the blade, loosen the elevation lock
knob and turn the elevation handwheel until the
blade is at the desired height (see Fig. 61). Turn
the handwheel clockwise to raise the blade, and
counter-clockwise to lower the blade. Lock the
blade height by turning the elevation lock knob
clockwise until tight.
The saw includes limit stops to prevent the
height of the blade from being adjusted past the
maximum and minimum set points. The upper
limit stop is adjustable and pre-set at the factory.
It should not need further adjustment but if you
decide to adjust the upper blade elevation limit
stop, see page 72 for instructions.
elevation
lock knob
elevation
handwheel
Fig. 61
CAUTION! When adjusting the height or tilt angle of the blade, reverse the handwheel
slightly to release tension after reaching the limit stops. This prevents any slight twisting
of the cast iron assembly that might affect blade alignment.
Adjusting the Blade Tilt Angle
The tilt (bevel) angle of the blade can be adjusted
between 0° and 45°. To adjust the tilt angle of
the blade, loosen the tilt lock knob and turn the
tilt handwheel until the blade is at the desired
angle (see Fig. 62). The tilt angle of the blade is
indicated by the position of the tilt angle indicator
on the tilt angle scale. Turn the tilt handwheel
counter-clockwise to increase the tilt angle, and
clockwise to decrease the tilt angle. Lock the tilt
angle by turning the tilt lock knob clockwise until
tight.
The saw includes limit stops to prevent the tilt
angle from being adjusted past the 0° and 45°
set points. These limit stops are pre-set at the
factory and should not need adjustment. If you
decide to adjust the blade tilt limit stops, see
page 73 for instructions.
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tilt scale
tilt
handwheel
tilt
lock knob
tilt scale
indicator
Fig. 62
Using Your Saw
Turning on Main Power and Starting the Motor
Your SawStop® saw is equipped with a main power switch to supply power to the SawStop® safety system and
a Start/Stop paddle to turn the motor on and off. Both the main power switch and the Start/Stop paddle are
mounted on the switch box (see Fig. 63).
WARNING! Never start the saw when the blade is in contact with the
workpiece or any other object.
To start the motor, pull the Start/Stop paddle out. To
stop the motor, push the Start/Stop paddle in. The
paddle is designed so that it can be pushed in by
the operator’s upper leg or knee in an emergency.
main power
switch
Using Your Saw
To start your saw, first make sure the Start/Stop
paddle is in the “OFF” position (i.e., pushed in)
and then turn the main power switch to the “ON”
position by flipping the toggle upward. This will turn
on power to the SawStop® safety system, and the
system will run through a brief initialization routine
to test whether the system is operating properly.
During this initialization period (approximately 5–10
seconds), red and green lights on the switch box
may blink in different patterns as the safety system
runs through various self-check steps. These lights
are light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and they display
the current status of the safety system and saw.
Once the safety system completes the initialization
routine, the LEDs will display the “READY” status
display (green LED on solid, red LED off). The saw
is now ready for use.
Start/Stop
paddle
switch box
Fig. 63
If the READY status is not displayed after 15 seconds, the safety system has detected an error that must be
corrected before the saw can be used. See page 43 for a key to the LED status codes and an explanation
of the error detected for each code. A label describing the LED displays is also positioned on the side of the
switch box.
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Using Your Saw
It is not necessary to turn off the main power switch after pushing in the Start/Stop paddle to turn off the motor.
If you plan to make several cuts with the saw, you can leave the main power switch in the ON position between
cuts to eliminate the delay due to the initialization routine. Once you have finished using the saw, turn the main
power switch to OFF to reduce the likelihood of inadvertent start-up.
In addition, the main power switch has a lockout key that you can remove to prevent children or other nonauthorized users from turning the saw on. To remove the key, pull it out, away from the switch. To replace the
key, press it back into the socket until it snaps into place (see Fig. 64). When the key is removed, the main
power switch can be turned OFF, but it cannot be turned ON.
main power switch
lockout key
Fig. 64
Your saw also comes equipped with a
thermal overload switch that will cut power
to the motor if the motor starts to overheat
(see Fig. 65). The motor could overheat, for
example, if it is overloaded or if a workpiece
is fed too rapidly into the blade.
If the thermal overload switch cuts power to
the motor, wait a minute or two for the motor
to cool down to a safe operating temperature
and then push the red thermal overload
reset button on the contactor box behind the
left side of the switch box. An audible click
will indicate that the thermal overload switch
has been reset and the saw is ready to use.
Double check the electrical circuit and all
electrical connections and always use an
appropriate feed rate for the material that
you are cutting.
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thermal overload
switch
contactor box
Fig. 65
Using Your Saw
System Status Codes
The LED lights on the front of the switch box display the current status of the safety system. Each light may
be off, or may be on, and if it is on, it may be blinking slowly, blinking quickly, or not blinking at all, which we
call “on solid.” Together, the red and green lights display a code, referred to as the System Status Code, which
tells you if the saw is operating normally or if there is a problem. When you first turn the Main Power switch on,
the safety system will complete an initialization routine to verify the
safety system is operating normally. After the initialization routine is
completed, you should not see the red light unless there is a System
Status problem. If this happens, find the System Status code below
(see Fig. 66) to determine how to correct the problem.
System Status Codes
SawStop
Red
Status
¯
System Initializing
¯
¯
System Ready
Replace Cartridge
••••••
Coasting Down
¯
Bypass Mode On
¯
¯
••••••
¯
¯
¯
Green LED blinks slowly
Green LED is on solid
Push Start/Stop
Paddle To OFF
¯
Turn Cartridge
Key To ON
Red LED blinks slowly
No Blade Rotation
See Manual
Red LED is on solid
¯
¯
Adjust Position of
Brake Cartridge
¯
¯
Green LED blinks fast
••••••
••••••
¯
Symbol Key
••••••
Contact Detected
During Standby
••••••
Contact Detected
During Bypass
••••••
Overload Due To
Wet Wood
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Grn
Red LED blinks fast
WARNING! Always make sure the main power switch is in
the OFF position and the power cord is unplugged before
performing adjustments or maintenance to the saw.
Fig. 66
System Initializing — this code indicates that the system is performing self-checks and energizing the brake
system to activate in the case of an accident. This condition should clear within 15 seconds after the main
power switch is turned on. If the ambient temperature is very low (below about 0º F), this code may take longer
to clear. The safety system detects such low temperatures within the brake cartridge. If necessary, the system
turns on a heater inside the cartridge to raise the temperature of the electronics. This code will continue until
the temperature inside the brake cartridge is within the normal operating range.
System Ready — this code indicates that all self-checks have been completed, the safety system is operating
properly, and the saw is in Standby mode ready to run.
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Replace Cartridge — this code indicates that the brake cartridge has fired or there is some other permanent
defect that cannot be corrected. If the cartridge has not been fired, turn off the main power and turn it back on.
If the error continues, install a new cartridge.
Coasting Down — this code indicates that the blade is coasting down and that the safety system is ready to
activate the brake if contact is detected. The safety system monitors the rotation of the blade while it is coasting
down. If you touch the blade while this code is flashing, the brake will activate.
ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE BLADE HAS COME TO A COMPLETE STOP AND THE COAST
DOWN STATUS CODE HAS CLEARED BEFORE TOUCHING THE BLADE!
Bypass Mode ON — this code indicates that the saw is running in Bypass Mode and will not activate the
brake in the event of accidental contact with the blade. Bypass Mode allows you to cut electrically conductive
materials such as aluminum without activating the brake. When the saw is in Bypass Mode, the safety system
disables the brake. See page 56 for instructions on how to use the saw in Bypass Mode.
Push the Start/Stop Paddle to OFF — this code indicates that the Start/Stop paddle was in the ON position
(i.e., pulled out) before the main power switch was turned on. Push the paddle in to the OFF position to clear
this error. This is a safety feature to prevent the saw from restarting after a power loss or after the safety system
has turned the saw off due to an error detected during use.
Turn Cartridge Key to ON — this code indicates that the cartridge locking key is not turned to ON. To clear this
error first turn the main power switch to OFF, and then make sure the cartridge locking key is correctly installed
and turned to ON. See page 61 for instructions on how to install and turn on the cartridge key.
No Blade Rotation — this code indicates that the motor is not able to spin the blade as expected. In most
cases this is because the thermal overload switch has cut power to the motor to prevent overheating. If the
thermal overload switch cut power to the motor, wait a minute or two for the motor to cool down to a safe
operating temperature and then push the red thermal overload reset button on the contactor box behind the
left side of the switch box. An audible click will indicate that the thermal overload switch has been reset and the
saw is ready to use. This error code may also indicate that the motor belt is broken and must be replaced.
Adjust Position of Brake Cartridge — this code indicates that the blade is either too far from or too close to
the brake cartridge. To clear this error first turn the main power switch to OFF, and then adjust the position of
the brake cartridge as described on page 30. This error code will also be displayed if there is no blade installed,
if a blade smaller than 10 inches is installed, or if a non-conductive blade (e.g. abrasive blade) is installed.
Contact Detected During Standby — this code indicates that the safety system detected contact with the
blade (or a portion of the arbor) when the blade was not spinning. This code will be displayed if you come into
contact with the blade or arbor while the system is in Standby mode. The brake will not be activated and the
code will automatically clear within 5 seconds after contact is ended. The system will not allow the motor to
start while this code is displayed.
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Contact Detected During Bypass — this code indicates that contact was detected while the saw was running
in Bypass Mode. As described above, the brake will not activate while in Bypass Mode but the safety system
will continue to monitor for contact. If this code is displayed, then it indicates that the brake would have
activated if the system had not been in Bypass Mode. This error will automatically clear once the blade has
finished coasting down.
Material Conductivity Test
The “Contact Detected During Bypass” code also allows you to test a particular material to see if it is too
conductive to cut during normal operation. For example, if you have a new material you need to cut and are not
sure if it is conductive, you can make several cuts in Bypass Mode. If the “Contact Detected During Bypass”
error code is displayed, it means the material is too conductive and must be cut in Bypass Mode to prevent the
brake from activating. If the error code is not displayed after several trial runs, then it is likely that the material is
not conductive and you can make future cuts in normal mode. (See page 56 for instructions on how to operate
the saw in Bypass Mode.)
Overload Due to Wet Wood — this code indicates that the wood being cut is too wet or too green. You can
cut most wet or green wood with the safety system active. However, extremely wet or green wood can interfere
with the safety system’s ability to detect contact. Accordingly, the system monitors for wet and green wood and,
if the wood is too wet or too green, the system will shut off the motor and display this error code. To clear this
error, turn the Start/Stop paddle to OFF and turn the main power switch to OFF and then back to ON.
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In addition, wet pressure-treated wood may cause an overload error or even cause the brake to activate. The
chemicals used to pressure treat wood often contain large amounts of copper, which is conductive. When
pressure-treated wood is wet, the combination of copper and water substantially increase the conductivity of
the wood. Therefore, allow wet pressure-treated wood to fully dry before cutting. Typically, the wood will be
sufficiently dry if left unstacked in a dry location for 24 hours. If you must cut wet pressure-treated wood, you
can use the Material Conductivity Test described above to test whether the wood is too wet. If the test indicated
the wood is too wet to cut with the safety system active, you must either allow the wood to dry or make the
remaining cuts in Bypass Mode.
Note: if the saw shuts down due to an overload error, do not attempt to finish cutting that piece of wood until
it has dried. The overload error indicates that the system was close to firing the brake before it went into
overload. Therefore, repeatedly attempting to cut a wet piece of wood could result in an unnecessary activation
of the brake.
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Using the Blade Guard
Using the blade guard is one of the most important steps you can take to prevent injury. Many table saw injuries
occur when the blade guard is either not being used or not being used properly. The blade guard on your
SawStop® Professional Cabinet Saw was designed to have a narrow profile that allows you to use the guard
even when making narrow rip cuts (see Fig. 67). As a result, there are only a few situations where the blade
guard cannot be used (e.g., dado cuts, rabbet cuts, and extremely narrow cuts).
Install the blade guard as described on page 32.
The guard shell is mounted to the spreader so
that it can pivot freely to automatically adjust to
the height of the workpiece (up to 31⁄8 inches
high). Both the guard shell and the limit rod can
pivot upward to a balance point where they will
stay without further support. This allows you to
change the blade without removing the guard.
limit
rod
spreader
anti-kickback
pawl
The spreader helps minimize kickback by
preventing a workpiece from pinching or shifting
into the back of the blade. The spreader also
supports a set of large and small anti-kickback
pawls to further minimize kickback. The large
anti-kickback pawls can be disabled or held out
of the way by rotating them upwards and guiding
them into the catches on either side of the blade
guard (see Fig. 68). The small anti-kickback
pawls may be disabled by raising the blade
slightly so that they do not contact the wood.
To use the blade guard, set the blade elevation
and tilt angle to the desired settings and, if
necessary, swing the blade guard shell down so
that it rests on the table or insert. If the limit rod
is up, rotate it down as well and push on it until it
snaps into place as shown in Fig. 69. Make sure
the limit rod is locked in place before use.
blade guard
shell
Fig. 67
catch
anti-kickback
pawl
Fig. 68
push limit rod
down until it
snaps in place
limit rod in its
locked position
Cut the workpiece as described beginning on
page 51. The guard will “float” on the top of the
workpiece as the workpiece passes under the
guard. The limit rod will prevent material that is
taller than the height of the blade from entering
the blade guard. The guard shell is constructed
of clear polycarbonate to allow you to clearly
see the blade and the workpiece as it passes
Fig. 69
under the guard. After making the cut, the cut-off
portion of the workpiece may be held beneath one of the anti-kickback pawls. In this case, turn off the motor
and wait until the blade stops before pushing the cut-off portion past the anti-kickback pawl.
WARNING! Use the blade guard for every operation for which it can be used,
including all through-sawing.
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Keep the guard shell clean and free of dust to allow unobstructed viewing of the blade and workpiece. For
successful operation, the spreader must remain flat, and the blade guard shell, blade guard shell side extensions
and anti-kickback pawls must pivot freely. If any portion of the blade guard ceases to function properly, replace
or repair it before continuing to use the saw. When not in use, the blade guard can be stored by inserting the
bottom of the spreader in the outer slot of the accessory tool holder mounted to the side of the saw (see Fig. 38
on page 26).
Your blade guard comes equipped with a dust
collection port for superior dust collection above
the table surface. The dust collection port extends
out the back of the blade guard just above the
spreader (see Fig. 70) and is designed to
accommodate the end of a hose or pipe.
dust port
1.25 inch
inner diameter
Fig. 70
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The blade guard works by redirecting dust through
a dust channel formed in the guard shell above the
blade. Below the dust channel the guard closely
surrounds the spinning blade to create a powerful
airstream that drives dust into the dust channel
and out the port (see Fig. 71).
1.5 inch
outer diameter
Fig. 71
The design of the blade guard creates such a
powerful airstream that it effectively removes
dust even without a vacuum system connected.
However, for best dust collection performance,
connect a vacuum hose or pipe to the dust port.
The end of a hose or pipe may either be inserted
into or slipped over the end of the dust port. The
inner diameter of the dust port is 1.25 inch and the
outer diameter is 1.5 inch. Select an appropriately
sized hose or pipe and press it firmly on the end
of the dust port (see Fig. 72). The dust port is
shaped for press-fit connections and will hold the
hose or pipe in place.
Fig. 72
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The other end of the hose can be
hooked up to a splitter (available at
woodworking and hardware stores)
that connects both the hose from
the blade guard and the 4 inch hose
from the back of the cabinet to the
dust collection vacuum system (see
Fig. 73). Hose adapters or duct tape
may be used to connect the hoses
to the splitter depending on the port
sizes available.
splitter
connect small
hose here
Fig. 73
connect large
hose from vacuum
system here
The hose or pipe connected to the blade guard dust collection port will have to be routed up from the saw
so that it is kept out of the way of the wood that moves past the spreader as it is being cut. There are many
ways to create a structure to reroute the hose from the dust port on the blade guard to a vacuum system. One
possibility is to route the hose up vertically overhead from the back of the blade guard. Another possibility is to
reroute the hose to the side along the saw as shown below.
to vacuum
system
Fig. 74
A structure like the one shown above can be put together using PVC pipes and fittings, adapters, splitters,
flexible vacuum hoses and duct tape which can commonly be found at hardware and woodworking stores.
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Using the Riving Knife
To use the riving knife, remove the blade guard and install the riving knife as described on page 32. The riving
knife should be used whenever the blade guard cannot be used (see Fig. 75). The only operations where
neither the blade guard nor the riving knife can be used are operations such as making dado cuts. When
the riving knife is properly aligned, it
will be positioned below the top of the
riving knife
blade and inside the kerf of the blade.
As a result, the riving knife can be
used even for rabbet cuts and other
non-through cuts.
For successful operation, the riving
knife must remain flat so that the full
height of the riving knife is positioned
inside the kerf of the blade. In the event
the riving knife becomes bent, replace
or straighten it before continuing to
use it. When not in use, the riving
knife can be stored in the accessory
tool holder on the right side of the
saw (see Fig. 37 on page 26).
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Fig. 75
WARNING! Use the riving knife for every operation where the blade guard cannot be used.
Neither the blade guard nor the riving knife can be used when making dado cuts.
Using the Miter Gauge
The miter gauge included with your saw allows you to make miter cuts and cross-cuts (cuts across the grain
of the wood). When not in use, the miter gauge can be stored by inserting it into the miter gauge slot in the
accessory tool holder mounted to the side of the saw (see Fig. 76).
The main bar of the miter gauge fits
in the T-shaped slots in the table (see
Fig. 38 on page 26). There is one slot
on each side of the blade and the
miter gauge can be used in either slot.
However, do not use the miter gauge
in the slot on the left of the blade
when making bevel cuts. Positioning
the miter gauge in the left slot when
making bevel cuts causes the blade to
be tilted toward the miter gauge and
the operator’s hand which could result
in a serious injury. The miter gauge
is shown in use during a cross-cut in
Fig. 79 on page 51.
miter gauge in
storage location
Fig. 76
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A guide plate is mounted on the end of the main bar (see Fig. 77) and fits in the bottom of the slots to hold the
front of the miter gauge in place when the miter gauge head is positioned in the front of the forward edge of
the table. Three spring bearings are mounted in the side of the main bar to ensure the bar slides smoothly in
the slots without excessive play. These spring bearings are preset at the factory to allow smooth operation of
the miter gauge, and should not require further adjustment. If you wish to adjust the spring bearings, see page
83 for instructions.
The face of the miter gauge can be adjusted
between -60° and +60° relative to the blade. To
adjust the miter angle, turn the handle counterclockwise approximately 1⁄2 turn to unlock the miter
gauge head (see Fig. 77). Pull the indexing pin
out until it stops, and then rotate the head until the
indicator is positioned over the desired angle on the
miter gauge scale. Use an angle gauge to set the
angle between the miter gauge head and the blade
if precise alignment is needed. Once the angle is
correct, turn the handle clockwise to lock the miter
gauge head.
Adjustable index stops at -45°, 0°, and +45° are
provided to allow quick and precise alignment at
those angles. To use the index stops, rotate the
miter gauge head until the angle indicator reads
approximately 5° higher (more positive) than the
desired angle, and then push the indexing pin
forward until it stops. Next, rotate the miter gauge
head counter-clockwise until the index stop hits the
indexing pin, and then tighten the handle to lock the
gauge at the desired angle. The index stops are
preset at the factory so further adjustment should
not be necessary. If you wish to adjust the index
stops, see page 83 for instructions.
guide plate
main bar
turn handle to unlock
miter gauge head
spring
bearing
face
miter gauge
head
spring
bearing
indexing
pin
Fig. 77
For added safety, an optional wood face can be mounted to the miter gauge face to provide additional support
when cutting large or small workpieces. To mount the face, use wood screws with shanks sized to fit through
the slots in the miter gauge head. The wood face should be at least 1 inch higher than the maximum depth of
cut, and should extend beyond the edges of the miter gauge head.
When using the miter gauge, start with the workpiece and miter gauge well in front of the blade. Grip the
miter gauge handle with the hand closest to the blade, and place your other hand on the workpiece opposite
the blade (see Figs. 78 and 79 on page 51). Make sure the workpiece is held squarely and firmly against the
miter gauge face and the table. Move the miter gauge and workpiece slowly and smoothly past the blade. For
through-cuts, shift the workpiece slightly away from the blade before pulling the miter gauge and workpiece
back toward the front of the saw. Do not touch the portion of the workpiece that was cut off until the blade is
stopped.
WARNING! Never make freehand cuts. Never hold or touch
an unsupported piece of wood while the blade is spinning.
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Cross-Cutting
Cross-cutting (cutting perpendicular to the grain of the workpiece) is performed using the miter gauge. To
lessen the risk of kickback, the rip fence should be removed or positioned so that it does not contact the
workpiece during cross-cutting.
Position the workpiece against the miter
gauge head and slowly push the miter
gauge toward the non-spinning blade
until the workpiece is almost touching
the blade. Next, slide the workpiece
to the left or right until the blade is
aligned with the point on the workpiece
to be cut. Pull the miter gauge and
workpiece back away from the blade
before starting the motor.
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To begin, make sure the motor is off
and the blade is completely stopped.
Tilt the blade to the desired tilt angle
and adjust the blade elevation to about
1⁄
8 inch above the workpiece. Place the
miter gauge in the right miter slot for
bevel cuts, or in either the right or left
miter slots for making non-bevel cuts.
Adjust the miter gauge to the desired
miter angle (see page 50).
Fig. 78
Once the motor reaches full speed, you
can begin your cut. Holding the miter
gauge and workpiece firmly, move the
miter gauge and workpiece slowly and
smoothly past the blade.
Fig. 79
WARNING! To reduce the potential for kickback and a serious injury,
move the rip fence out of contact with the workpiece when cross-cutting to
prevent the workpiece from binding between the rip fence and the blade.
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Using a Fence
You must install a rip fence prior to making rip cuts with the saw.
The SawStop® T-GlideTM Professional Series II Fence System is specifically designed for the Professional
Cabinet Saw (see Fig. 80). The fence is constructed from heavy-duty steel tubing for maximum rigidity and
includes high-quality, non-conductive face plates that maintain their flatness over time. The system also
includes steel front and rear rails, a steel clamp tube, and SawStop’s proprietary design that makes the fence
glide smoothly along the rail. This fence system is available in either a 36 or 52 inch version.
Fig. 80
You can learn more about the SawStop® fence systems from an authorized SawStop distributor or at
www.sawstop.com.
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Rip Cutting
Rip cutting or cutting with the grain of the workpiece must be performed with a rip fence to support and guide
the workpiece. The miter gauge should not be used when making rip cuts. The blade guard should be used
for all through cuts.
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To begin, make sure the motor is off and the blade is completely stopped. Tilt the blade to the desired tilt angle
1
and adjust the blade elevation to about ⁄8 inch above the workpiece. Position the rip fence for the desired rip
width and lock the fence in place. Refer to the owner’s manual that accompanied your rip fence for instructions
on using your fence.
Fig. 81
WARNING! A rip fence must always be used when making rip cuts. Never
perform a ripping operation freehand or a serious injury may result.
Position the workpiece flat on the table and flush against the side of the rip fence. Turn on the motor. Use both
hands to push the workpiece smoothly toward the blade, as shown in Fig. 81 and Fig. 85 on page 55. It is
important to always maintain at least 6 inches between your hands and the blade. If your hand that is closest to
the blade comes within 6 inches of the blade, remove that hand from the workpiece and continue the cut using
the hand that is closest to the fence or with both hands near the fence. If your hand closest to the fence also
comes within 6 inches of the blade, remove that hand and use a push stick to finish the cut. A push stick is a
tool that is used to push the work piece forward to make a cut while allowing the user to keep their hands at a
safe distance from the blade. (See page 94 for instructions on making a push stick.)
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When using a push stick to feed your workpiece toward the blade, it can be difficult to maintain the position
of the workpiece flush against the side of the rip fence. In these situations, use a featherboard to hold the
workpiece against the fence (see page 97 for making a featherboard). Clamp the featherboard to the top of
the table against the side of the workpiece opposite the rip fence to hold the workpiece flush against the fence
(see Fig. 82).
clamp
featherboard
to table
Fig. 82
When not in use, the push stick should be stored on the blade wrench holder (see Fig. 83). During periods of
use, the push stick can be placed on top of the Professional Series II fence where it is more easily accessible
(see Fig. 84).
push stick can be
placed here
push stick
should be
stored here
Fig. 83
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If your cut requires the fence to be positioned too close to the blade to use a push stick, use an auxiliary fence
and a push block to make the cut. (See pages 95 and 96 for instructions on making an auxiliary fence and a
push block.) In this case, clamp the auxiliary fence to the rip fence and slide the workpiece along the auxiliary
fence. When your hand comes within 6 inches of the blade, remove your hand from the workpiece and finish
the cut using the push block. Use a featherboard as described above to hold the workpiece flush against the
side of the rip fence.
WARNING! To reduce the chance of a serious injury, always use a push
stick or push block when your hand comes within 6 inches of the blade.
Continue pushing the workpiece toward the
back of the saw until it clears the anti-kickback
pawls on the spreader. Turn off the motor. Do
not attempt to remove the cut-off portion until the
blade has come to a complete stop.
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When ripping pieces longer than approximately
4 feet, use rollers, an out-feed table or a similar
support to prevent the workpiece from dropping
off the back of the table.
Fig. 85
When making non-through cuts, the blade guard
and spreader must be removed. For these cuts,
install the riving knife (except when making dado
cuts) and use one or more featherboards to hold
down the workpiece and help prevent kickback.
(See page 97 for instructions on making a
featherboard.) The featherboard should be
clamped to the rip fence.
Alternatively, the featherboard can be clamped
to an extender board that is clamped to the
rip fence (Fig. 86). A second featherboard can
be clamped to the top of the table as discussed
above, to hold the workpiece against the fence.
Fig. 86
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Using the Saw in Bypass Mode
If you need to cut electrically conductive materials such as aluminum with this saw, you must operate the
saw in Bypass Mode to prevent the brake from activating. In order to operate the saw in Bypass Mode, the
safety system requires you to follow the procedure below to ensure that the saw is never placed in Bypass
Mode accidentally. If you are unsure whether a particular material is conductive, you can use the Material
Conductivity Test described on page 45.
Note: The saw will not start in Bypass Mode unless the brake cartridge is properly installed and all
error codes are cleared. It is not possible to “override” an error by starting the saw in Bypass Mode.
To Operate the Saw in Bypass Mode:
a. Make sure the Start/Stop paddle is in the OFF position
and then switch the Main Power switch to ON. Wait
until the safety system completes the initialization
routine and the system status code indicates the saw
is ready for operation.
b. Turn the Bypass Key clockwise and hold it for at least
1 second (see Fig. 87). The green LED will begin
blinking slowly and the red LED will flash once to let
you know when the 1 second has elapsed.
Note: to prevent unauthorized use of the saw in Bypass
Mode, remove the Bypass Key from the saw when not
in use.
c. While still holding the Bypass Key turned, pull the Start/
Stop paddle out to the ON position. The blade will start
to spin.
Bypass Key
Fig. 87
d. Continue to hold the Bypass Key turned for at least 1 second after the motor starts—the red LED will flash
once again to let you know when the 1 second elapses. If you release the Bypass Key before 1 second has
elapsed, the motor will stop and the “Push Start/Stop Paddle to OFF” error code will be displayed. If this
happens, switch the Start/Stop paddle to OFF and repeat this procedure from the beginning.
e. When you have completed your cut, push the Start/Stop paddle in to turn off the motor. The safety system
will remain in Bypass Mode until the blade comes to a complete stop. Once the blade has stopped, the
safety system returns to normal Standby Mode. The next time you start the motor, the safety system will be
active unless you repeat the procedure described above to start the motor in Bypass Mode.
WARNING! Never run the saw in Bypass Mode unless necessary to cut conductive materials. The
brake system will not activate when the saw is in Bypass Mode and a serious injury could result.
CAUTION! Always check the saw blade after cutting conductive materials. Sometimes
a shard of aluminum or other conductive material will become embedded on the end of
a saw blade tooth. If that occurs and the saw is started, then the shard could contact the
aluminum brake pawl and cause the brake to activate.
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Using a Mobile Base
In many situations it is important to be able to move the saw from one location to another. For example, you
may want to store the saw against a wall in your workshop and then move the saw away from the wall to use
it. An optional mobile base allows you to reposition your saw with ease.
Using Your Saw
The SawStop® Professional
Cabinet Saw Mobile Base is
designed specifically for your
saw (see Fig. 88). It attaches to
the cabinet and automatically
lifts the saw onto the wheels
when you step on a lever.
When the wheels are down,
you can roll the saw from one
location to another. Stepping
on a release will then raise the
wheels and lower the saw back
onto its feet.
Fig. 88
The SawStop® Mobile Base
Conversion Kit enables the
SawStop® Industrial Mobile
Base designed for the SawStop®
Industrial Cabinet Saw
to
be used with the SawStop®
Professional
Cabinet
Saw
(see Fig. 89). The SawStop®
Industrial Mobile Base comes
with four caster wheels to
provide more flexible mobility.
A foot operated hydraulic jack
and quick release lever allow for
the saw to be easily raised off
the floor and lowered again.
Fig. 89
You can learn more about the SawStop® Professional Cabinet Saw Mobile Base and the SawStop® Mobile
Base Conversion Kit for use with the SawStop® Industrial Mobile Base from an authorized SawStop distributor
or at www.sawstop.com.
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Changing the Brake Cartridge
The SawStop® brake cartridge (shown in Fig. 90) includes a sealed housing containing the SawStop® system
electronics, and an aluminum block called a brake pawl. The sealed housing also includes a high-speed actuator
that pushes the brake pawl into the teeth of the saw blade in the event accidental contact is detected.
Like any electronic component, brake
cartridges should be handled with care.
Store brake cartridges in a safe, dry
place when not in use. Do not drop, hit
or otherwise subject brake cartridges to
abuse as this may damage the cartridge.
In addition, the high speed actuator
could be unexpectedly triggered due to
damage, thereby causing the brake pawl
to be pushed away from the housing at
very high speed and with a large amount
of force.
The brake cartridge must be changed
in the event the brake is activated. The
brake cartridge must also be changed
whenever swapping between 10 inch
standard blades and dado sets. For dado
cuts, the optional dado brake cartridge
must be installed (see Fig. 91). The
SawStop® dado cartridge is identical
to the standard brake cartridge with the
exception of the brake pawl. The dado
brake pawl is larger than the standard
brake pawl to accommodate the width
and diameter of 8 inch dado sets. Other
size dado sets or standard 10 inch blades
are not compatible with the 8 inch dado
cartridge.
brake pawl
cartridge key
10 Inch Brake
Cartridge
sealed housing
Fig. 90
dado brake
pawl
mounting
holes
8 Inch Dado
Brake Cartridge
Fig. 91
WARNING! Never drop or otherwise subject a brake cartridge to misuse as this may
damage the brake cartridge and potentially cause the brake pawl to be released
unexpectedly and result in a serious injury.
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Changing the brake cartridge is both simple and foolproof. The safety system will not allow the motor to start
unless the brake cartridge is correctly installed. Before changing the brake cartridge, make sure the Start/Stop
paddle is pushed in to the OFF position, the main power switch is toggled down to the OFF position, and the
power cord is unplugged.
The brake cartridge is mounted
beneath the table and behind the
blade (see Fig. 92). To change the
cartridge, begin by setting the tilt
angle to about 0° and raising the
blade elevation to the maximum
height. This allows the easiest access
to the brake cartridge.
Next, remove the table insert from the
table (see page 28). Rotate the blade
guard clamping handle fully upward
to provide clearance for removing
the brake cartridge.
brake
cartridge
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Fig. 92
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug the power
cord before removing or installing the brake cartridge on your saw.
pivot pin
The brake cartridge is mounted on a large pivot
pin and a smaller positioning pin as shown in
Fig. 93. Both the pivot pin and positioning pin
extend outward from a cartridge mounting
bracket that sets the position of the cartridge.
The cartridge mounting bracket also holds a
computer cable that self-aligns to the connector
in the side of the cartridge. A cartridge key
is used to lock the brake cartridge in place
against the cartridge mounting bracket.
positioning
pin
cartridge
key
Fig. 93
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Using Your Saw
To remove the cartridge, first remove the cartridge key by
turning it 90° clockwise and then pulling it away from the
cartridge (see Fig. 94). Set the cartridge key aside for use
with the new cartridge.
It may take a small amount of force to turn the key and
pull it out. Make sure you turn the key a full 90°, as the key
cannot be pulled out unless it has been fully rotated.
Fig. 94
If the brake cartridge has not been activated, slide the
brake cartridge to the right until it clears both pins as
shown in Fig. 95.
Fig. 95
If the cartridge has been activated, the brake pawl typically will be locked onto the blade or dado set. As a
result, it is usually easiest to remove the blade and the brake cartridge together. To remove the cartridge and
blade together, first remove the blade nut and washer, and then remove the cartridge key by turning it 90°
clockwise and pulling it away from the cartridge (see Fig. 94). You can remove the blade and brake cartridge
simultaneously by alternately moving the blade and then the cartridge to the right to “walk” them off the arbor
and pins. Often you can “walk” them to the right by hand, but if not, you can use a blade wrench as a lever.
To do this, place one end of the wrench between the blade and the side of the arbor block, being careful to
maneuver around the dust shroud. Now push the blade a short distance away from the arbor flange (see
Fig. 96 on the next page). Do not place the wrench against the dust shroud because the dust shroud
could break. Next, place the end of the wrench between the brake pawl and the cartridge mounting bracket to
gently pry the cartridge away from the arbor block a short distance (see Fig. 97 on the next page). Only move
the blade and cartridge a short distance each step, for example, a distance equal to one or two threads on the
arbor. Otherwise the brake cartridge may bind on the arbor and pivot pin. Repeat these alternating steps to
walk the cartridge and blade off. A significant force may be needed to pry the cartridge off the mounting pin if
the brake pawl deformed and pinched the pivot pin when it stopped the blade.
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Fig. 96
Fig. 97
Installing a Brake Cartridge
Using Your Saw
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug the power
cord before removing or installing the brake cartridge on your saw.
To install a brake cartridge, the above process is reversed. Align the mounting holes in the cartridge with the
pivot pin and positioning pin in the saw (see Fig. 93 on page 59) Slide the cartridge onto the pins until the
cartridge rests against the mounting bracket. The cartridge will automatically align with a computer cable
mounted in the saw.
Next, insert the cartridge key into the hole in the cartridge housing (see Fig. 94 on page 60). The key shaft has
a ridge that must be aligned with a channel in the hole. As a result, the key can only be inserted into the hole
when the red handle is pointing toward the brake pawl (as shown in Fig. 94 on page 60). Insert the key fully
into the hole and rotate the key 90° counter-clockwise to lock the cartridge in place (Fig. 93 on page 59 shows
the key in its locked position). The key will not rotate unless it is fully seated against the side of the cartridge
housing and the cartridge housing is pressed against the cartridge mounting bracket.
Once the key is rotated to its locked position, it cannot be removed and the cartridge will be locked in place.
Rotating the key to the locked position also actuates a switch inside the cartridge that signals to the safety
system that the cartridge is correctly installed and locked in place. The system will not allow the saw to start if
the switch is not actuated. If you attempt to turn on the saw when the key is not in the locked position, the LED
lights on the switch box will flash a status code indicating the key should be turned to ON. Turning the key to
ON means turning the key to the locked position.
To complete the installation, the brake cartridge must be correctly positioned relative to the blade or dado set.
Once the brake cartridge is installed, fully rotate the blade guard clamping handle counter-clockwise to lock
the spreader or riving knife in place. Next, install the blade or dado set as described on page 29, and adjust the
brake position as described on page 30. Rotate the blade by hand at least one complete revolution to ensure
that the blade does not contact the brake.
WARNING! Always check, and if necessary, adjust the position of the brake after changing the brake cartridge
or the blade. An improperly positioned brake could increase the time required to stop the blade in the event of
accidental contact, or cause the brake to actuate unexpectedly if the blade comes into contact with the brake.
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What to do if the SawStop Safety System Activates
When the SawStop safety system is activated, the brake pawl will be pushed into the blade to stop its rotation.
If the blade is spinning at a significant speed, the arbor block will retract to lower the blade below the table. Both
of these actions will occur within just a few milliseconds. In addition, the safety system will turn off the motor
and display the “Replace Cartridge” system status code on the LED lights on the switch box (see page 43).
Once the safety brake is activated, you will need to carry out the 3 steps described below to reset the safety
system and the saw before continuing to use the saw.
1. Reset the Retraction of the Arbor Block: During normal use, the arbor block is held in place by a
spring-loaded support mechanism called the retraction bracket. When the brake is activated, the angular
momentum of the spinning blade is transferred to the arbor block, causing it to drop out of the retraction
bracket.
To reset the arbor block into the retraction bracket, turn the elevation handwheel counter-clockwise until
the lower elevation limit stop is reached. The arbor block will automatically engage the retraction bracket.
Now turn the elevation handwheel clockwise to raise the arbor block and blade. You can also reset
the arbor block manually by pulling the arbor sharply upward until you feel the arbor block engage the
retraction bracket.
2. Replace the Brake Cartridge: The SawStop brake cartridge must be replaced in the event the brake
is activated. The brake pawl and components inside the sealed housing are expended when the brake
is activated. Therefore, the brake cartridge cannot be reused after the brake is activated and it may be
discarded. Once the activated cartridge has been removed, obtain another brake cartridge that has not
been activated and follow the instructions on page 61 to install it.
If the brake activated due to accidental contact between the blade and an operator, please return the
cartridge to SawStop. During use the cartridge is constantly measuring data about the operation of the
saw and the signal received from the blade. When the brake is activated, the most recent data is stored
into memory and SawStop can download the data from the activated cartridge. This data is very important
to our continuing research and development program. Therefore, contact SawStop to arrange shipment
of the cartridge back to SawStop. Once SawStop’s engineers verify the brake activated due to accidental
skin contact, you will receive a replacement cartridge free of charge.
If you are unsure why the cartridge activated, you can return the cartridge to SawStop for analysis by
SawStop’s service engineers. When the cartridge data is downloaded, it is usually possible to determine
what caused the brake to activate so that unintended activations can be prevented.
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug the
power cord before replacing the brake cartridge on your saw.
3. Change the Blade: When the brake is activated the aluminum brake pawl will pivot into the teeth of
the saw blade with a large amount of force and speed. This usually causes the brake pawl to lock-up on
the blade. If you remove the brake pawl from the blade, one or more of the carbide teeth on the blade
will usually be pulled off. Therefore, it is almost always necessary to replace or repair the blade after the
safety system has been activated.
Once the retraction of the arbor block has been reset and the brake cartridge and blade have been replaced,
the saw is ready for operation.
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Making Adjustments to Your Saw
Your SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw has been factory adjusted to rigid specifications to provide the highest
quality performance and results. Additional adjustment or alignment should not be necessary. Nevertheless,
your SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw has been designed to allow a wide range of adjustments and
alignments to achieve the ultimate in precision. Before changing the alignment of any portion of the saw, make
sure you read and understand the entire alignment procedure.
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug
the power cord before making any adjustments to your saw.
Aligning the Table
For accurate cuts with the miter gauge, the miter slots in the table should be parallel to the blade. This is also
important for rip cuts since the rip fence should be aligned to the miter slots. Two procedures for aligning
the table are described below. The preferred procedure is described first and provides an accuracy of about
±0.002 inch. An alternative procedure is also described which provides an accuracy of about ±0.010 inch.
Preferred Table Alignment Procedure
dial test indicator
To align the table precisely, you will need a dial test
indicator with a resolution and accuracy of at least
0.0005 inches, and a mount for the indicator that will slide
smoothly in the miter slots. The mount should slide on
the table on either smooth plastic glide plates or on ball
bearing rollers. The mount should also include a lower
rail or similar structure that fits relatively tightly in the
miter slot, but not so tight as to prevent the mount from
sliding. A sample mount is shown in Fig. 98.
magnetic base
steel plate
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plastic mount
Fig. 98
Begin by removing the table insert as described on page 28, and installing a clean, high-quality blade or precision
blank onto the arbor as described on page 29. The blade should be flat and parallel to within 0.001 inch or less,
and should not be coated with paint or similar materials that may affect the measurement. Attempting to align
the table using a blade that is not very flat will cause similar inaccuracy in the alignment.
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Making Adjustments to Your Saw
Next, set the tilt angle to 0º. When setting the tilt angle and blade elevation, be sure to back the handwheels off
slightly after reaching the limit stops. As with all table saws, pulling the handwheels tight against the limit stops
can cause a slight twisting of the trunnion assembly and lead to inaccurate alignment measurements.
Raise the blade elevation to about 3 inches above the table. Position the dial test indicator so that the
measurement arm rests against the right side of the blade and about 1⁄4 inch above the center of the arbor
flange. Slide the mount forward until the measurement arm is about 1⁄2 inch inside the front edge of the blade
(see Fig. 99).
Fig. 99
Set the dial indicator to zero. Slide the dial test indicator mount smoothly toward the back of the saw until the
measurement arm is about 1⁄2 inch inside the rear edge of the blade. Note the reading of the dial indicator as
the mount moves across the blade.
If the dial indicator moves positive and then negative (or vice versa) a substantial amount, or if there is a
sudden change in the reading rather than a gradual change, this indicates a non-flat area of the blade. If this
happens, try rotating the blade 1⁄4 turn and retesting. Repeat this process until you get a reading that is not
significantly affected by blade flatness. If you cannot get a good reading, try a different blade.
If there is a gradual and continuous change in the dial reading of over 0.002 inch in either the positive or
negative direction, rotate the blade 1⁄2 turn. Slide the dial indicator mount back toward the front of the blade
and reset the indicator to zero. Now slide the mount toward the back of the saw again while noting the dial
reading. If there is similar change but in the opposite direction, this indicates that the left and right surfaces of
the blade are not parallel. Rotate the blade 1⁄4 turn and repeat the process from the beginning. If you cannot
get consistent readings, try a different blade.
If the dial indicator reads a relatively consistent difference between the front and rear of the blade, take the
average of the readings. A measurement of 0.002 inch or less indicates that the table is aligned within the
margin of error for this measurement and no further alignment is necessary. For measurements larger than
0.002 inch, you can adjust the position of the table to improve the parallelism between the blade and the miter
slot.
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The bolts that attach the table to the front of the
cabinet are shown below. The bolts that attach the
table to the back of the cabinet (not shown) can
be accessed by opening the motor cover and side
access panel. Tilt the blade to approximately 30º to
access the left, rear bolt.
Fig. 100
The pivot pin is
pressed into this boss
To adjust the alignment of the table, begin by loosening
the four mounting bolts (see Fig. 100) that attach the
table to the cabinet by using a 17 mm wrench, socket,
or adjustable wrench. Slide the dial indicator to the
front of the blade and set the readout to zero. Slide the
dial indicator mount to the rear of the blade. The dial
indicator should now be reading close to the average
measurement you made previously. Note the direction
of the dial indicator reading, whether it is positive or
negative.
The table alignment is set by a pivot pin at the front of
the table (see Fig. 101), and by positioning screws near
the rear of the table on both the left and right sides (see
Fig. 102). You will need to use a 5 mm hex key to adjust
the positioning screws. If the measurement is positive,
loosen the left positioning screw and tighten the right
positioning screw. If the measurement is negative,
loosen the right positioning screw and tighten the left
positioning screw. Make sure that before tightening
one screw you loosen the opposite screw.
positioning
screw
Fig. 101
Fig. 102
You should see the readout on the dial indicator change as you adjust the positioning screws. Adjust the
screws until the readout is the same, but in the reverse direction. For example, if the initial reading was +0.006
inch, adjust the positioning screw until the reading is -0.006 inch.
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Now slide the dial indicator mount back to the front of the blade and re-zero the readout. Slide the indicator
mount smoothly toward the back of the saw until the indicator measurement arm is about 1⁄2 inch inside the
rear edge of the blade. The new measurement should be much closer to 0.000 inch.
If the new measurement is still too high, repeat the above process until the parallelism between the blade and
the miter slot is satisfactory. Now, tighten the positioning screw that you loosened until it stops. Do not apply a
lot of torque to this screw since that could push the table back out of alignment.
If you are going to make adjustments in the blade tilt alignment go on to the section “Aligning the Blade to the
Tilt Axis” on page 67. Otherwise, tighten the four table mounting bolts to secure the table to the cabinet. For
best results, tighten each bolt a little at a time in a “star pattern” until all are tight. Watch the dial indicator while
tightening, and if one bolt causes a significant change, tighten the other bolts first.
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Alternate Table Alignment Procedure
For this procedure you will need a set of calipers or a combination square. Begin by removing the table insert
and installing a blade or reference plate as described in the Preferred Table Alignment Procedure. Set the tilt
angle to 0º and raise the blade elevation to approximately 3 inches above the table.
Select a point on the edge of the blade
that is between two consecutive teeth
and place a mark near that point. Rotate
the blade until that mark is just above
the table and toward the front of the saw.
If you are using calipers, measure the
distance between the left edge of the
right-hand miter slot and the left side of
the blade. (Make sure to measure the flat
plate of the blade rather than the tooth.)
If you are using a combination square,
set the end of the ruler flat against the
right side of the blade, and position the
base to be flush against the left side of
the right-hand miter slot (see Fig. 103).
Write the measurement down.
combination
square
Fig. 103
Now rotate the blade until the point
you marked is just above the table but
toward the back of the saw. Repeat the
measurements above (see Fig. 104). If
necessary, loosen the table mounting
bolts and adjust the position of the table
as described in the Preferred Table
Alignment Procedure. Repeat the above
measurements and table alignment until
you are satisfied with the parallelism
between the blade and the miter slot.
Finally, tighten the table mounting bolts.
Fig. 104
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Aligning the Blade to the Tilt Axis
When making bevel cuts, the blade is tilted on an axis that runs along the surface of the table between the
front and rear trunnion brackets (see Fig. 105). If the blade is not parallel to this axis, the blade will move out of
parallel with the miter slots when it is tilted away from 0º (this assumes the table has been aligned to be parallel
to the blade at 0º tilt angle). SawStop® cabinet saws are the only major cabinet saws that allow you to fine tune
the parallelism of the blade to the tilt axis.
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug
the power cord before making any adjustments to your saw.
tilt axis
Fig. 105
NOTICE! This alignment procedure is not intuitive. Make sure you read this
entire procedure before beginning and follow each step precisely. Any deviation
from this procedure may create a substantial misalignment in your saw.
Adjusting Your Saw
The geometry involved in this alignment procedure is tricky. That is because there is no way to easily measure
the parallelism between the blade and the tilt axis. Instead, you must measure the alignment between the
blade and the table at both 0º tilt and 45º tilt. The difference in those measurements is proportional to the
misalignment between the blade and the tilt axis. To ensure accurate alignment, follow the procedure described
below exactly.
To align the blade to the tilt axis, you will need a dial test indicator with a resolution and accuracy of at least
0.0005 inches, and a mount for the indicator that will slide smoothly in the miter slots. An example of a suitable
mount is shown in Fig. 98. The blade should be flat and parallel within 0.001 inch or less, and should not be
coated with paint or similar materials that may affect the measurement. Attempting to align the blade to the tilt
axis using a blade that is not very flat will cause similar inaccuracy in the alignment.
First, align the table as described on page 63, using the precision alignment procedure. Make sure the blade
is as close to parallel to the miter slot as possible.
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Next, move the dial indicator measurement arm so that it is not touching the blade and tilt the blade to
approximately 45º. Make sure not to tighten the tilt handwheel against the 45º limit stop. Now reposition the
dial indicator measurement arm against the right side of the blade and about 1⁄4 inch directly above the arbor
flange. Slide the dial indicator mount toward the front of the saw until the measurement arm is about 1⁄2 inch
inside the front edge of the blade (see Fig. 106). Set the dial indicator readout to zero.
Slide the dial test indicator mount smoothly
toward the back of the saw until the
measurement arm is about 1⁄2 inch inside
the rear edge of the blade. Note the reading
of the dial indicator as the mount moves
across the blade. Write down the final
number, including whether it is positive or
negative. This number is proportional to the
misalignment between the blade and the tilt
axis.
If the measurement is 0.002 inch or less,
then the blade is parallel to the tilt axis
within the margin of error for this procedure
and no further alignment is necessary. For
measurements larger than 0.002 inch, you
can adjust the angle of the blade to improve
the parallelism between the blade and the
tilt axis. The adjustment must be made at a
0º tilt angle.
Fig. 106
rear
trunnion
To do this, move the dial test indicator away
from the blade, set the tilt angle back to 0º
and reposition the dial test indicator at the
front of the blade. When you slide the dial
indicator mount across the blade, you should
see little or no change in the indicator readout
since the table was previously aligned. Now,
slide the dial indicator toward the front of the
saw until the measurement arm is about
1⁄ inch inside the rear edge of the blade. Set
2
the readout to zero.
top
bolt
standoff
The angle of the blade relative to the tilt
axis is controlled by two bolts that bolt the
secondary elevation shaft to the rear trunnion
(see in Fig. 107).
nut
bottom
bolt
secondary
elevation
shaft
Fig. 107
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To align the blade to the tilt axis, you need to adjust the position of the nut and standoff on the top bolt of the
secondary elevation shaft until the misalignment between the blade and the miter slot as measured by sliding
the dial indicator across the blade from front to back at a 0º tilt angle is 2.4 times the measurement taken at a
45º tilt angle, but in the opposite direction.
For example:
if the measurement taken at 45° was +0.006 inch,
then the misalignment at 0° should be adjusted to (-2.4) x (0.006) = -0.014 inch
To make the adjustment, use a 10 mm wrench to turn both the small nut and the standoff on the top bolt of
the secondary elevation shaft (shown in Fig. 107). Only make small turns (about one-third of a turn at a time).
To create a positive misalignment, first loosen the nut and then turn the standoff counter-clockwise the same
amount so that it moves towards the nut. To make a negative misalignment, first turn the standoff clockwise
and then turn the nut clockwise the same amount so that it moves towards the standoff. You will see the dial
indicator reading go positive as you create a final negative misalignment and negative as you create a final
positive misalignment.
Keeping the dial test indicator positioned toward the front of the saw with the measurement arm about 1⁄2 inch
inside the front edge of the blade, set the dial readout to zero. Slide the dial indicator mount toward the back of
the saw until the measurement arm is about 1⁄2 inch inside the rear edge of the blade. Note the readout.
If the readout is -2.4 times the measurement you took at 45º, the bolt should be correctly adjusted. Otherwise,
repeat the above process of adjusting the top bolt on the secondary elevation shaft until the dial indicator at 0º
tilt angle reads -2.4 times the measurement taken at 45º as the dial indicator is moved across the blade from
the front to the back.
Once the bolt is adjusted correctly, the blade should now be parallel to the tilt axis. Make sure the small nut
at the end of the bolt is tight. Since the alignment of the blade has been changed, the table must now be
realigned. Align the table as described on page 63, using the precision alignment procedure.
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Once the table has been realigned, you can check the parallelism of the blade to the tilt axis by tilting the blade
to 45º and measuring the alignment between the blade and the miter slot. If the misalignment of the blade and
the miter slot is less than 0.002 inch at both 0º and 45º, then the blade is parallel to the tilt axis. If necessary,
you can fine tune the alignment by repeating the above procedure.
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Aligning the Blade Elevation Assembly
The following blade elevation alignment procedure assumes the blade has already been aligned with the tilt
axis. If the blade has not been aligned with the tilt axis, first follow the procedure in the section “Aligning the
Blade to the Tilt Axis” on page 67 and then continue with aligning the blade elevation assembly.
The blade elevation assembly controls the motion of the blade as it is raised and lowered. Aligning the blade
elevation assembly ensures that there is minimal lateral movement of the blade as it is raised and lowered.
Although all table saws suffer from some lateral blade movement due to tolerance stack-ups in machining, only
SawStop cabinet saws allow you any adjustment to minimize this problem.
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug
the power cord before making any adjustments to your saw.
The SawStop® Professional Cabinet Saw uses a vertical slide elevation design for ultra smooth operation
and rigidity. As shown in Fig. 108, the blade and arbor block are mounted on a large cast iron base called the
elevation plate. The elevation plate slides up and down on two shafts that are attached to the rear trunnion.
This blade elevation assembly is aligned by adjusting the orientation of the secondary shaft so that it is parallel
to the primary shaft. If the shafts are not parallel the blade will rotate about a vertical axis as the blade is raised
and lowered. When the blade elevation assembly is aligned, the blade will remain parallel to the miter slots with
minimum lateral movement as it is raised and lowered.
arbor block
elevation
plate
secondary
elevation
shaft
rear
trunnion
secondary
elevation
shaft
primary
elevation
shaft
primary
elevation
shaft
Fig. 108
First verify that the table is aligned. With the blade fully elevated and at a 0º tilt angle, measure the parallelism
of the blade relative to the miter slots in the table as described above in the section named “Aligning the Table,”
see page 63.
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With the blade at a tilt angle of 0º, lower the blade below the table. Make sure to back the handwheels off
slightly to release the pressure between the trunnion assembly and limit stops. Next, position the dial test
indicator near the right side of the blade. The indicator measurement arm should rest against the blade
approximately 1⁄2 inch inside the front edge of the blade and about 1⁄2 inch higher than the top of the arbor
washer (see Fig. 109). Depending on the geometry of your dial test indicator, it may be necessary to position
the indicator below the table.
Now measure the parallelism of the blade relative to
the miter slots in the table as described above in the
section “Aligning the Table”, see page 63. Note the
readout of the dial indicator including whether it is
positive or negative.
If the measurement is 0.002 inch or less, then the
blade elevation assembly is aligned within the
margin of error for this measurement and, therefore,
no further alignment is needed. If the measurement
is greater than 0.002 inch, you can adjust the bottom
bolt on the secondary elevation shaft to reduce the
error.
Once the blade is parallel to the miter slots with the
blade fully lowered, make sure the small nut at the
end of the bolt is tight and fully raise the blade. Now
measure the parallelism of the fully raised blade. If
the blade is not parallel to the miter slots, you will
need to start the alignment process over again by
first re-aligning the table with the blade fully elevated
and at a 0º tilt angle as described on page 63 and
then re-aligning the blade to the tilt axis (see page 67)
and then re-aligning the blade elevation assembly
(see page 70).
Fig. 109
secondary
elevation
shaft
bottom
bolt
Adjusting Your Saw
To align the blade elevation assembly, you will
need to adjust the position of the nut and standoff
on the bottom bolt of the secondary elevation shaft
(shown in Fig. 110) until the blade is parallel to the
miter slot as measured by sliding the dial indicator
across the blade. Use a 10 mm wrench to turn
the nut and standoff and make only small turns
(about one-third of a turn at a time). If your reading
above was negative, first loosen the nut by turning
it counter-clockwise and then turn the standoff
counter-clockwise the same amount so that it moves
towards the nut. If your reading above was positive,
first turn the standoff clockwise and then turn the nut
clockwise the same amount so that it moves towards
the standoff. Measure the parallelism of the blade
relative to the miter slots and keep adjusting the nut
and standoff until the reading on the dial indicator is
zero as you slide the dial indicator across the blade.
standoff
nut
Fig. 110
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Adjusting the Elevation Limit Stops
The upper elevation limit stop prevents the arbor block and the motor belt from hitting the underside of the
table. The lower elevation limit stop prevents the arbor block or blade from hitting the lower trunnion assembly
and dust shroud. The arbor bumper (see Fig. 39 on page 27) serves as the lower elevation limit and cannot be
adjusted. The upper elevation limit stop must be adjusted correctly to ensure proper operation of the saw.
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug
the power cord before making any adjustments to your saw.
Upper Elevation Limit Stop
To check the position of the upper elevation limit stop, set the blade
tilt to 0°, install a 10 inch saw blade on the arbor (see page 29),
and turn the elevation handwheel clockwise until the limit stop is
reached. Using a combination square or similar tool, measure the
distance from the top of the table to the tip of the highest tooth on
the blade (see Fig. 111). The maximum height of the blade above
the table should be 31⁄8 inches. If the blade is 33⁄16 inches or higher
above the table, the upper elevation limit stop should be adjusted
downward. If the blade is less than 31⁄8 inches above the table,
you can adjust the limit stop upward to 31⁄8 inches. Alternatively,
you can adjust the limit stop so that the maximum blade height is
lower than 31⁄8 inches.
Fig. 111
The upper elevation limit stop is fixed by the yellow painted bolt located on the elevation plate (see Fig. 112) and
can be accessed through the side panel or the rear access panel with the blade lowered. The upper elevation limit
stop can be adjusted by using a 17 mm wrench to turn the bolt and a 14 mm wrench to turn the locking nut.
To raise the maximum blade elevation, first loosen the locking nut and back it off several turns. Then turn
the upper limit bolt counter-clockwise several turns. Next, adjust the elevation handwheel until the blade
elevation is set to the correct maximum height. If the upper elevation limit stop prevents you from raising
the blade to the desired maximum elevation, continue to turn the bolt counter-clockwise until the blade can
be raised to the correct elevation. Make sure
that neither the arbor block nor the belt comes
in contact with the underside of the table or
damage can result. Once the blade is set to
the correct maximum elevation, turn the upper
limit bolt clockwise until it is tight. Finally, turn
the locking nut clockwise until it is tight. The
upper elevation limit has now been set.
To lower the maximum blade elevation, first
adjust the elevation handwheel until the blade
elevation is set to the correct maximum height.
Loosen the locking nut and back it off several
turns. Next, turn the bolt clockwise until it is
tight. If the blade elevation is still set too high,
continue loosening the locking nut and turning
the bolt clockwise until the blade is set to the
correct maximum elevation. Finally, turn the
locking nut clockwise until it is tight. The upper
elevation limit has now been set.
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locking
nut
upper elevation
limit stop
Fig. 112
Making Adjustments to Your Saw
Adjusting the Tilt Limit Stops and Tilt Angle Indicator
The tilt limit stops allow you to easily and quickly set the bevel angle to 0° and 45°. However, when making
precision cuts, it is always best to check the angle of the blade with a combination square or similar tool.
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug
the power cord before making any adjustments to your saw.
0° Tilt Limit Stop
To check the position of the 0° limit stop, install
a 10 inch saw blade on the arbor (see page 29).
Raise the blade to its full elevation, and turn the
tilt handwheel clockwise until the limit stop is
reached. Using a square, check to see that the
blade is at a 90° angle to the table (see Fig. 113).
If you need to adjust the position of the 0° limit
stop follow the instructions below.
The 0° tilt limit stop is set by the yellow painted
bolt located on the front trunnion (see Fig. 114)
and can be accessed through the side panel.
You will need a 17 mm wrench to turn the bolt
and a 14 mm wrench to turn the locking nut.
Fig. 113
If the blade cannot reach a 90° angle with the
table at a minimum tilt angle, adjust the position
of the 0° tilt limit bolt by first loosening the locking
nut and backing it off several turns. Then turn the
0° tilt limit bolt counter-clockwise several turns.
Next, adjust the tilt angle until the blade is at
90° to the table. If the blade still cannot reach
a 90° angle with the table, keep turning the nut
and bolt counter-clockwise until it can. Once the
blade is in the correct position, turn the 0° limit
bolt clockwise until it is tight. Finally, turn the
locking nut clockwise until it is tight. The 0° tilt
limit stop has now been set.
Adjusting Your Saw
locking
nut
45° tilt
limit stop
If the blade moves past a 90° angle with the table
at a minimum tilt angle, first position the blade
so that it forms a 90° angle with the table. Then
loosen the locking nut and back it off several
turns. Next, turn the 0° limit bolt clockwise until
it is tight. Finally, turn the locking nut clockwise
until it is tight. The 0° tilt limit stop has now been
set.
0° tilt
limit stop
Fig. 114
locking
nut
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Making Adjustments to Your Saw
45° Tilt Limit Stop
To check the position of the 45° limit stop, install
a 10 inch saw blade on the arbor (see page 29).
Raise the blade to its full elevation, and turn the tilt
handwheel counter-clockwise until the limit stop
is reached. Using a combination square, check
to see that the blade is at a 45° angle to the table
(see Fig. 115). If you need to adjust the position of
the 45° limit stop follow the instructions below.
The 45° tilt limit stop is set by the yellow painted
bolt located on the front trunnion bracket (see
Fig. 114) and can be accessed through the side
panel. Use a 17 mm wrench to turn the bolt and a
14 mm wrench to turn the locking nut.
If the blade cannot reach an angle of 45° with the
table at maximum tilt, first loosen the locking nut
Fig. 115
and back it off several turns. Then turn the 45°
tilt limit bolt clockwise several turns. Next, set the
blade at a 45° angle with the table. If the blade still can’t reach a 45° angle with the table, keep turning the nut
counter-clockwise and the 45° tilt limit bolt clockwise until the blade is at a 45° angle with the table. Once the
blade is in the correct position, turn the 45° tilt limit bolt counter-clockwise until tight. Finally, turn the locking
nut clockwise until tight. The 45° tilt limit stop has now been set.
If the blade goes past an angle of 45° with the table at maximum tilt, first loosen the locking nut and back it off
several turns. Next, set the blade at a 45° angle with the table. Then turn the 45° tilt limit bolt counter-clockwise
until it is tight. Finally, turn the locking nut clockwise until it is tight.
Tilt Angle Indicator
The tilt angle indicator is located at the
front of the Professional Cabinet Saw,
just behind the elevation handwheel (see
Fig. 116). The indicator shows the current
angle of the blade relative to vertical (i.e.,
perpendicular to the table top).
Once the 0° limit stop is correctly set, turn
the tilt handwheel clockwise until the limit
stop is reached. Check the reading of the
tilt angle indicator. If necessary, adjust
the indicator by using a 4 mm hex key to
loosen the two locking screws that attach
the indicator to the left and right sides of
the elevation shaft and repositioning the
indicator until it reads 0°. It may be helpful
to remove the elevation handwheel to
access the screws. Lock the indicator in
place by tightening the locking screws.
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locking
screws
Fig. 116
tilt angle
indicator
Making Adjustments to Your Saw
Adjusting the Table Insert
The SawStop® zero-clearance insert has been designed to fit securely within the table opening and just below
the table top. The blade slot in the insert is pre-cut at the factory after all alignments to the saw have been
completed.
As shown in Fig. 117, the insert includes front and rear leveling screws to set the height of the insert. In
addition, positioning screws at the rear and right side of the insert prevent it from rattling in the table opening.
Finally, a lock-down lever at the front prevents the insert from rising unexpectedly.
front leveling
screws
rear leveling
screws
lock-down
lever
positioning
screws
Adjusting Your Saw
Fig. 117
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug
the power cord before making any adjustments to your saw.
The insert should slide easily into and out of the table opening, but should not be loose in the opening. If the
insert is too loose, use the included 3 mm hex key to turn the side and/or rear positioning screw(s) counterclockwise as needed to reduce the clearance between the insert and the table opening (see Fig. 117). If the
insert is too tight, turn the side and/or rear positioning screw(s) clockwise as needed to increase the clearance
between the insert and the table opening.
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Making Adjustments to Your Saw
To set the height of the insert, use the included 3 mm hex key to adjust the front and rear leveling screws until
the insert is just below the surface of the table. The lower end of each front leveling screw should rest on the
corresponding support ledge on the table (see Fig. 118).
support
ledge
front
leveling
screws
support
ledge
Fig. 118
Adjusting the Rear Lock-Down Screws
The rear of the table insert is held down by a pair of lock-down screws mounted in the table at the rear of the
table opening. As shown in Fig. 119, the lock-down screw heads overlap the heads of the rear leveling screws
extending down from the insert. The overlapping screw heads hold down the table insert.
The height of the lock-down screws should be adjusted to fit close above the leveling screws, while allowing
enough clearance to install and remove the table insert without difficulty. The height of the lock-down screws
can be adjusted using the included 3 mm hex key.
rear
re
ear
a
leveling
screw
table lock-down
screws
Fig. 119
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re
rear
ear
a
leveling
screw
Making Adjustments to Your Saw
Aligning the Riving Knife and Spreader to the Blade
For safe operation, the spreader and riving knife should be
aligned parallel to the blade and positioned inside the kerf of the
blade (see Fig. 120).
kerf of the
blade
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and
unplug the power cord before making any adjustments
to your saw.
Fig. 120
gap should be
approximately 4-7 mm
There should also be a gap of approximately
4-7 mm between the front edge of the
spreader or riving knife and the teeth of the
blade (see Fig. 121). The spreader or riving
knife is held in position by a quick-release
clamp mounted under the table and behind
the blade (see Fig. 122). If the spreader or
riving knife is not aligned with the blade or
is too close to the blade, then the position
of the clamp must be adjusted. Once the
clamp is properly adjusted, the spreader
and riving knife will automatically align to
the blade when installed in the clamp.
quick-release
clamp
vertical
positioning bolts
Adjusting Your Saw
To adjust the position of the clamp, set the
tilt angle to 0° and remove the table insert.
Remove the blade and set it aside. Make
sure the spreader or riving knife is installed
and lower the blade elevation to zero to
provide access to the clamp.
Fig. 121
Two mounting bolts hold the quick-release
clamp in the saw (see Fig. 122). Loosen
both mounting bolts (using an 8 mm hex
key) just enough so that you can slide the
clamp along its mounting surface with some
friction. Reinstall the blade and raise the
blade to the fully elevated position.
mounting
bolts
Fig. 122
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Making Adjustments to Your Saw
To align the spreader or riving knife so it is within the kerf of the blade, place a straight edge along the left
side of the blade, making sure the straight edge runs between the teeth (see Fig. 123). Slide the clamp left
or right until the left side of the spreader is flush and flat against the straight edge. If necessary, pivot the left
anti-kickback pawl up out of the way while performing
this step. If you are using a thin-kerf blade (i.e., kerf is
3⁄
32 inch), you may need to place one or more shims
between the straight edge and the side of the blade to
ensure the spreader is centered with the blade.
To adjust the gap between the front edge of the spreader
or riving knife and the teeth of the blade, slide the clamp
forward or backward until the spacing is approximately
correct.
When the spreader or riving knife is both aligned and
spaced properly, tighten the two mounting bolts to hold
the quick-release clamp in position. You may need to
remove the blade to fully tighten the mounting bolts.
Fig. 123
WARNING! Make sure there is at least 4 mm spacing between the riving knife
and blade at all points. Contact between the blade and either the riving knife
or spreader during operation may cause the brake system to be activated.
Setting the Height of the Riving Knife
approximately
1 mm
When using the riving knife, the top of the
riving knife should be approximately 1 mm
below the top of the blade (see Fig. 124). This
allows the riving knife to be used on rabbet
cuts and other non-through cuts.
Fig. 124
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug
the power cord before making any adjustments to your saw.
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Making Adjustments to Your Saw
To check the height of the riving knife relative to the blade, lower the blade elevation until the lower limit stop is
engaged. Place a ruler or another straight edge on the table so that it lies across the width of the table insert
and directly above the tip of the riving knife. Raise the blade elevation until the tip of the riving knife just comes
in contact with the straight edge or ruler (see Fig. 125).
Now measure the distance from the top of the table to the top of the blade. If the height of the riving knife is set
correctly, the saw blade should be approximately 1 mm above the table. If the distance is approximately 1 mm,
no further adjustments are necessary.
straight edge
blade tooth should
be 1 mm above
table top
tip of the
riving knife
Fig. 125
If the height of the riving knife is not correct, use the elevation handwheel to set the top of the blade to 1 mm
above the top of the table. Next, remove the table insert and loosen the two vertical positioning bolts shown in
Fig. 122 using the included 5 mm hex key. Loosen the bolts just enough so that you can move the clamp up
and down on the clamp mounting bracket.
Adjusting Your Saw
Next, adjust the position of the clamp up or down to set the height of the riving knife. You can also rotate the
clamp forward or backward so that the arc on the front edge of the riving knife is concentric with the blade.
When the riving knife is correctly positioned, tighten the two vertical positioning bolts just enough to hold the
clamp in position and reinstall the table insert. Check to make sure the tip of the riving knife is level with the
table. Repeat the adjustment if necessary. Once the vertical alignment of the riving knife is correct, fully tighten
the two vertical positioning bolts on the clamp.
In some cases, adjusting the vertical alignment may cause the spacing between the front edge of the riving
knife and the teeth of the blade to be incorrect. If this happens, repeat the steps explained above to adjust the
gap between the front edge of the spreader and the teeth of the blade so that it is 4-7 mm.
Once the clamp has been properly positioned, further adjustment should not be necessary. Both the spreader
and riving knife will now automatically align when installed in the clamp.
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Making Adjustments to Your Saw
Adjusting the Height of the Limit Rod Wood Stop
When set correctly, the wood stop at the end of the limit rod will prevent a work piece that is taller than the top
of the blade from entering the blade guard and engaging the blade. The height of the wood stop should be
adjusted whenever the clamp is adjusted.
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug
the power cord before making any adjustments to your saw.
To check the height of the limit rod wood stop, first install the blade guard in the saw. Next, check to make sure
that the distance between the blade and the spreader is 4-7 mm as shown in Fig. 126 below. The spreader
should be as concentric with the blade as possible maintaining a gap of 4-7 mm. If the spreader needs
adjustment, see “Aligning the Riving Knife and Spreader to the Blade” on page 77.
gap should be
approximately 4-7 mm
Fig. 126
Now lower the blade until the top of the blade is slightly below the top of the table insert. To set the blade flush
with the table, lift the blade guard shell, place the edge of a ruler across the table insert and adjust the height
of the blade until the tip of the blade contacts the bottom of the ruler.
make the blade flush
with the table
wood stop
Fig. 127
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Making Adjustments to Your Saw
With the tip of the blade flush with the table, measure the distance between the bottom of the wood stop and
the table. The bottom of the wood stop should be 7-10 mm above the table when the top of the blade is flush
with the table. If the wood stop is too far above the table or too low, you will need to adjust the height of the
wood stop.
gap should be
7-10 mm
Fig. 128
To adjust the height of the wood
stop, loosen the two bolts that
attach the blade guard dust port
to the spreader (see Fig. 129). To
better access the bolts, pivot the
left large anti-kickback pawl up and
guide it into the catch on the side of
the dust port as shown in Fig. 129.
Use a 4 mm hex key to loosen the
bolts.
dust port
loosen these
two bolts
Fig. 129
Adjusting Your Saw
Rotate the blade guard dust port until the wood stop is 7-10 mm above the table. Once set, tighten the two bolts
on the blade guard dust port, but do not overtighten.
rotate back of dust port until the
wood stop is 7-10 mm above the table
Fig. 130
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Making Adjustments to Your Saw
Adjusting the Quick-Release Clamp
The clamping pressure holding the spreader or riving knife in the quick-release clamp is factory adjusted to
require approximately 5-10 lbs of force to push the handle to the fully down and clamped position. This is a
moderate amount of force to apply with one hand. If excessive force is required to move the handle down, or if
you are unable to move the handle down by hand, then the clamp should be adjusted to reduce the clamping
pressure. Alternatively, if the handle moves down with only light pressure, then the clamping force should be
increased. When evaluating the clamping force, make sure the riving knife or spreader is properly seated in
the clamp.
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug
the power cord before making any adjustments to your saw.
To adjust the clamping force, begin by removing the riving knife or spreader. Raise the handle so that it faces
upward, and push the handle toward the clamp. The clamp assembly includes an internal spring designed to
push the clamp open when the handle is raised. Therefore you will have to push the handle toward the clamp
against the force of the spring.
When the handle is fully pressed against the
clamp, an adjustment bolt will be exposed
as shown in Fig. 131. Turn the adjustment
bolt clockwise a slight amount to increase
the clamping pressure, or counter-clockwise
a slight amount to decrease the clamping
pressure. Release the handle and allow
the spring to push it away from the clamp
and re-engage the adjustment bolt. Now
reinstall the spreader or riving knife and
test the clamping pressure. Repeat the
adjustment as necessary until the correct
clamping pressure is achieved.
push handle
toward clamp
adjustment
bolt
Fig. 131
WARNING! It is important to maintain the correct clamping pressure on the riving knife
and spreader. If the pressure is too low these important safety devices may not function
properly and a serious injury could result. In addition, the spreader or riving knife may come
into contact with the blade and cause an unintended activation of the safety system.
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Making Adjustments to Your Saw
Adjusting the Miter Gauge
The miter gauge bar includes three spring bearings which ensure a close fit between the miter gauge main bar
and the miter gauge slots in the table. The bearings can be adjusted to protrude further outward from the side
of the main bar to tighten the fit between the main bar and the miter slots. Alternatively, the bearings can be
adjusted inward to loosen the fit. To adjust the position of the spring bearings, insert a 2.5 mm hex wrench into
the back of the bearing as shown in Fig. 132. Turn the wrench clockwise to tighten the fit, or counter-clockwise
to loosen the fit.
The miter gauge also includes
indexing stops to allow you to
quickly set the gauge to -45°,
0°, and +45°. If necessary, you
can adjust these indexing stops
to increase the precision of your
miter cuts.
turn locking
handle to unlock
miter gauge head
main bar
To begin, loosen the miter gauge
head by turning the locking
handle counter-clockwise about
1⁄ turn (see Fig. 132).
2
insert hex wrench to
adjust spring Fig.
bearing
132
Fig. 132
locking nut
Next, turn the handle clockwise until tight to
lock the miter gauge head at the correct angle.
Make sure the indexing pin is pressed in toward
the miter gauge bar, then turn the set screw
clockwise until it hits against the indexing pin.
Finally, tighten the locking nut to prevent the set
screw from moving.
Repeat the above process for the other indexing
stops if desired.
Adjusting Your Saw
Next, for the indexing stop you want to adjust,
loosen the corresponding locking nut on the
bottom of the miter gauge head and turn the set
screw counter-clockwise several turns (see
Fig. 133). Place the miter gauge in either the left
or right miter slot, and set a combination square
to the desired angle (e.g., -45°, 0°, or +45°).
Position one leg of the square flush against the
blade and rotate the miter gauge head until it is
flush against the other leg of the square.
set screw
indexing
pin
Fig. 133
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Making Adjustments to Your Saw
Adjusting the Motor Belt Tension
The tension of the motor belt should be such that light finger pressure on one side of the belt causes no more
than about 1⁄4 inch deflection. If there is more than 1⁄4 inch deflection, the belt should be tightened. This is
accomplished by adjusting the position of the motor.
WARNING! Always turn off the main power
switch and unplug the power cord before
making any adjustments to your saw.
Open the motor cover to access the motor.
While supporting the motor with one hand,
loosen the two motor bolts (see Fig. 134) with
a 19 mm socket wrench. An extension on the
socket will allow the wrench handle to clear
the motor so that the wrench can be turned
more easily.
motor belt
loosen these
bolts
Once the bolts are loose the motor can be
lowered slightly to tighten the belt. Lower the
motor and then tighten the two bolts with the
wrench. Check the tension in the belt and
repeat the procedure if the belt is still too
loose.
motor
Fig. 134
Adjusting the Tilt Gearing
The position of the worm at the end of the tilt handwheel shaft can be adjusted if necessary so that it meshes
properly with the tilt sector gear. This is accomplished by adjusting the set screw at the bottom of the front
trunnion bracket (see Fig. 135).
tilt worm bracket
WARNING! Always turn off the main power
switch and unplug the power cord before
making any adjustments to your saw.
Tilt the blade to 45º and open the motor cover
to access the set screw and the two bolts
that attach the tilt worm bracket to the front
trunnion bracket. Loosen the two bolts with a
5 mm hex key.
Next, use a 4 mm hex key to turn the set screw
clockwise to move the worm closer to the tilt
sector gear. Tighten the two bolts that mount
the tilt worm bracket to the front trunnion
bracket and then turn the tilt handwheel
through its full range of motion from 0º to
45º. If there is extra play when turning the
handwheel, tighten the set screw farther, but
if the handwheel binds or is difficult to turn
then the set screw should be loosened.
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loosen these two bolts
sector
gear
worm
set screw
Fig. 135
Making Adjustments to Your Saw
Adjusting the Elevation Gearing
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug
the power cord before making any adjustments to your saw.
Elevation Worm Adjustment
The position of the worm at the end of the elevation handwheel shaft can be adjusted if necessary so that the
worm meshes properly with the worm gear. This is accomplished by adjusting the set screw on the lower back
of the rear trunnion (see Fig. 136).
First tilt the blade 20-30 degrees and open
the rear access panel. Loosen the four bolts
that mount the two brackets on the back of
the rear trunnion by turning each bolt about
one-quarter turn using a 5 mm hex key
(see Fig. 136).
Use a 4 mm hex key to turn the set screw
clockwise to move the position of the worm
gear closer to the worm. Tighten the four
bolts on the brackets and turn the elevation
handwheel through its full range of motion.
If the there is extra play when turning the
handwheel, tighten the set screw farther, but
if the handwheel binds or is difficult to turn
then the set screw should be loosened.
set screw
worm gear
worm
loosen these four bolts
Fig. 136
Elevation Threaded Rod Adjustment
The thread engagement between the threaded rod and the pinion gear can be adjusted if necessary so that
the elevation plate moves up and down smoothly without binding. This is accomplished by adjusting the two
set screws (see Fig. 137) that contact the front of the threaded rod. This changes the position of the threaded
rod with regard to the pinion gear allowing the gears to mesh properly.
Next, use a 3 mm hex key to turn each
of the set screws clockwise to move the
threaded rod closer to the pinion gear.
Make sure to turn each set screw the same
amount. Tighten the two bolts that mount
the threaded rod to the elevation plate and
turn the elevation handwheel through its
full range of motion. If there is extra play
when turning the handwheel, tighten the set
screws farther, but if the handwheel binds
or is difficult to turn then the set screws
should be loosened.
loosen these
bolts
threaded
rod
set
screws
Adjusting Your Saw
To make the adjustment, first remove
the motor cover to gain access to the set
screws. Using a 13 mm wrench, loosen the
two bolts that mount the threaded rod to the
side of the elevation plate (see Fig. 137).
pinion gear
Fig. 137
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Maintenance
WARNING! Always turn off the main power switch and unplug
the power cord before doing any maintenance on your saw.
SawStop Safety System
The safety system performs continuous self-checks both before and during saw operation. If a problem is
detected, the appropriate status code will be displayed on the LEDs on the switch box and the appropriate
action should be taken. No other maintenance is required.
Brake Cartridge
The condition of the cartridge should be checked after approximately every 50 hours of saw use. The cartridge
is sealed to prevent the entry of dust or other contaminants into the housing. While a small amount of dust
within the housing will not affect its operation, you should replace the cartridge if a significant amount of dust is
visible inside the clear plastic housing. This would indicate that the cartridge housing seal has been damaged.
The brake cartridge requires no other maintenance.
WARNING! Do not use a brake cartridge if more than a small amount of dust can be seen
inside the clear housing. If sawdust becomes packed inside the housing, the brake may fail
to activate or may activate more slowly, thereby resulting in a serious personal injury.
Elevation and Tilt Mechanisms
The elevation shafts and the tilt and elevation gearing should be kept clean and well lubricated. Periodically
check the condition of the elevation worm gear, the elevation threaded rod and the tilt sector gear as well as the
front and rear trunnion brackets. If necessary, clean off any dust, dirt, pitch or other debris using a wire brush,
and then re-apply a good quality, non-hardening grease. The bushings for the tilt and elevation handwheel
shafts should also be kept lubricated with a lightweight penetrating oil. Lubrication points are shown in Fig. 138
and Fig. 139 on page 87.
Cabinet
The interior of the cabinet should be kept free of accumulated saw dust, wood chips and other debris. Although
most of the dust is collected by the dust collection system, it is normal to have some dust collect in the cabinet.
Periodically check the dust inside the bottom of the cabinet and trunnion assembly. Vacuum out the cabinet
and trunnion assembly if needed.
Table and Extension Wings
The surface of the table and extension wings should be kept clean and free of any rust. If rust develops on
the surface, you can remove it by spraying the surface with a light coat of WD-40® and scrubbing with a fine
abrasive pad such as Scotch-Brite™ 7448 hand pads. To prevent the table from rusting, coat it with a surface
protectant such as GlideCote™ or TopSaver™, available in many woodworking stores. If you do not plan to
use the saw for an extended period of time, you can protect the table by applying a light coating of oil and then
covering the table with wax paper.
Belts
The arbor belt and motor belt should be checked periodically for wear or damage. Replace any worn or
damaged belts. In addition, check the tension of the motor belt. If light finger pressure on one side of the belt
causes more than about 1/4 inch deflection, the belt should be tightened by adjusting the position of the motor
as described on page 84. The arbor belt cannot be tightened, and therefore must be replaced if it does not
have sufficient tension to prevent slipping under load.
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Maintenance
Lubrication Points
Points that need to be kept lubricated are shown in the figures below. The front trunnion, rear trunnion, and sector gear are most easily accessed through the motor cover opening with the blade tilted to 45º. The sector gear
should be lubricated on both sides that run along the teeth as well as the teeth. The worm gear and threaded
rod can be accessed through the rear access panel with the blade tilted to 45º.
rear trunnion
bracket
elevation handwheel
shaft bushing
sector gear
Fig. 138
front trunnion
bracket
threaded rod
tilt handwheel
shaft bushing
pinion gear
worm gear
Fig. 139
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Troubleshooting
Problem
The motor will not start and both
LEDs on the switch box are off.
The motor will not start and at least
one LED on the switch box is on.
The motor starts slowly and/or fails
to reach nominal speed.
Possible Cause(s)
Solution
1. There is no power to the saw.
1. Ensure that the electrical supply to the
saw is on and that the correct voltage
is being supplied.
2. There is no brake cartridge installed
in the saw.
2. Install the brake cartridge.
3. The brake cartridge is defective.
3. Replace the brake cartridge with a new
cartridge.
1. The safety system has detected a
system error and is displaying an
error code on the LEDs.
1. Consult the list of System Status
Codes to determine the cause of the
error and the corrective action.
2. The cartridge is defective.
2. Try a different brake cartridge.
3. The thermal overload switch cut
power to the motor to prevent
overheating.
3. Press the thermal overload reset
button on the contactor box behind the
left side of the switch box.
1. The electrical supply voltage is too
low.
1. Ensure that the correct voltage is being
supplied to the saw.
2. The belts are worn or slipping.
2. Adjust the tension in the belts or
replace if worn.
1. The Start/Stop paddle was bumped. 1. Ensure the Start/Stop paddle is in the
OFF position and restart the saw.
The motor stopped unexpectedly
during use but the brake did not
activate.
The blade slows down when cutting,
but does not stop.
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2. The material being cut is
overloading the safety detection
system (e.g., green or wet wood).
2. Use different wood or cut in Bypass
Mode.
3. The safety system has detected a
system error and is displaying an
error code on the LEDs.
3. Consult the list of System Status
Codes to determine the cause of the
error and the corrective action.
4. Electrical power to the system was
lost at least temporarily.
4. Ensure that the electrical supply to the
saw is on and that the correct voltage
is being supplied.
5. The cartridge is defective.
5. Try a different brake cartridge.
1. One of the belts is worn, damaged
or not properly tensioned.
1. Check the tension of the motor belt
and arbor belt. If the motor belt is too
loose, adjust the position of the motor
to provide the correct tension on the
motor belt. If the arbor belt is too loose,
replace it with a new belt. Replace any
worn or damaged belts.
2. The blade is binding on the wood.
2. Ensure the spreader or riving knife is
aligned with the blade. If using the rip
fence, ensure it is aligned parallel to
the blade
3. The blade is installed backwards.
3. Remove the blade and reinstall in the
correct orientation.
4. The voltage supplied to the motor is
incorrect.
4. Ensure the motor is wired to match
the power that is being supplied. If
using an extension cord, ensure the
extension cord is the correct gauge.
SawStop 10” Professional Cabinet Saw
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cannot turn the saw on in Bypass
Mode.
The brake activated even though
there was no accidental contact.
The blade hits the brake pawl during
installation.
Cannot remove the brake cartridge.
Cannot install the brake cartridge.
Cannot remove the cartridge key.
Possible Cause(s)
Solution
1. The sequence for starting the
saw in Bypass mode was not
completed.
1. Follow the steps for starting the saw in
Bypass mode exactly.
2. The safety system has detected a
system error and is displaying an
error code on the LEDs.
2. Consult the list of System Status
Codes to determine the cause of the
error and the corrective action.
3. The Bypass key is not fully seated.
3. Insert the Bypass Key fully and ensure
it turns a full 90°.
1. Some electrically conductive
material contacted the blade, arbor
or arbor pulley.
1. Make sure no metal or other
conductive material is touching the
blade, arbor or pulley. Use Bypass
Mode to cut conductive materials.
2. The spreader or riving knife came
into contact with the blade.
2. Ensure that the spreader or riving knife
is accurately aligned and securely
clamped in place. There should be a
gap of at least 4-7 mm between the
blade and the spreader or riving knife.
3. The blade made contact with the
brake pawl.
3. Make sure there is a gap of 1⁄16 inch
to 1⁄8 inch between the teeth of the
blade and closest point on the brake
cartridge (see pages 30 and 31).
1. The brake position is adjusted too
close to the blade.
1. Turn the brake positioning bolt counterclockwise until the closest point
between the brake pawl and the blade
is about 1⁄16 inch to 1⁄8 inch.
2. The blade is the wrong size.
2. Use only a 10 inch blade with a
standard brake cartridge, or an 8 inch
dado set with a dado cartridge.
1. The cartridge key is still installed.
1. Remove the cartridge key.
2. The cartridge is bound up on the
pivot pin and the positioning pin.
2. Pry the cartridge off the pins with a
blade wrench as described on page 60.
3. The quick-release clamp handle is
in the way.
3. Swing the clamp handle fully upward to
clear the cartridge.
1. The holes in the cartridge shell are
not aligned with the pivot pin and
positioning pin.
1. Make sure the mounting holes in the
cartridge are aligned with the pivot and
positioning pins.
2. There is debris on the pivot or
positioning pins, or in the cartridge
mounting holes.
2. Make sure the pins and mounting holes
are clean and free of obstructions.
3. The blade is interfering with the
brake pawl.
3. Adjust the brake positioning bolt to
move the cartridge mounting bracket
away from the blade.
1. The cartridge key is not turned to
the UNLOCKED position.
1. Turn the key clockwise until it stops.
2. The shaft of the cartridge key is
binding in the cartridge or on the
cartridge mounting bracket.
2. Try turning and removing the key while
pressing upward or downward on the
key or cartridge.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Solution
1. Rotate the key so that the handle is
pointing directly toward the brake pawl.
2. The shaft of the cartridge key is
binding in the cartridge or on the
cartridge bracket.
2. Try installing the key while pressing
upward or downward on the key or
cartridge.
1. There may be interference due to
sawdust accumulation within the
trunnion assembly.
1. Check for interference from compacted
sawdust.
1. There is dust or debris on the
elevation gears or elevation shafts.
1. Clean components and regrease.
2. The elevation locking knob has not
been released.
2. Turn the elevation locking knob
counter-clockwise to release the
elevation handwheel.
There is play in the tilt control so that
the tilt handwheel can be turned at
least 1/8 revolution without changing
the tilt angle of the blade.
1. The tilt worm is not engaged fully
on the front trunnion sector gear.
1. Adjust the position of the tilt worm
bracket to ensure the tilt worm engages
fully with the sector gear.
There is play in the elevation control
so that the elevation handwheel
can be turned at least 1/8 revolution
without changing the elevation of the
blade.
1. The elevation worm is not engaged
fully on the worm gear and/or the
threaded rod is not fully on the
pinion gear.
1. Adjust the positions of the worm
gear and threaded rod to ensure the
elevation worm engages fully with the
worm gear and the rod meshes fully
with the pinion gear.
1. The tilt limit stops are not adjusted
properly.
1. Adjust the tilt limit stops.
2. The tilt angle indicator is not
adjusted properly.
2. Adjust the tilt angle indicator.
1. The miter gauge is not adjusted
properly.
1. Adjust the miter gauge.
1. The rip fence is not aligned with the
blade.
1. Align the fence to the blade.
2. The material is warped.
2. Select another piece of material.
3. The feed rate is too high.
3. Try again at a lower feed rate.
4. The spreader or riving knife is not
aligned with the blade.
4. Align the spreader or riving knife.
1. The blade is dull.
1. Replace or sharpen the blade.
2. The blade is coated with pitch, gum
or other material.
2. Clean or replace the blade.
3. The blade is not the correct blade
for the material or cut.
3. Replace the blade.
4. The rip fence is not aligned with the
blade.
4. Align the rip fence with the blade.
1. The blade is damaged or
unbalanced.
1. Replace the blade.
2. The floor is uneven.
2. Move the saw to a level, even surface.
3. The bearings are worn.
3. Replace the bearings.
4. The belts are worn.
4. Replace the belts.
Cannot install the cartridge key.
Cannot lower the blade below the
table.
The gears sound/feel rough when
raising or lowering the blade.
The saw does not make accurate
bevel cuts.
The saw does not make accurate
miter cuts.
The material binds when making a
rip cut.
The cuts are not clean or even.
The saw vibrates too much.
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Possible Cause(s)
1. The key is not rotated properly
to align with the keyhole in the
cartridge.
SawStop 10” Professional Cabinet Saw
Professional Cabinet Saw Specifications
Overall saw dimensions:
Cabinet footprint:
Cast iron table:
Extension wing:
Extension table (optional):
Weights (approx.):
Shipping weight (approx.):
Blade:
Blade diameter:
Blade tilt:
Blade kerf:
Blade plate thickness:
Max. depth of cut, blade at 0º:
Max. depth of cut, blade at 45º:
Max. rip, right of blade:
Max. rip, left of blade:
Dado diameter:
Dado max. width:
Arbor diameter at blade:
Main bearing size:
Second bearing size:
Table in front of blade (max. elevation):
Table behind blade (max. elevation):
Arbor runout:
Table flatness measured diagonally:
Blade alignment with miter slot:
Deviation of miter gauge indexing stops
from actual angle:
Alignment between spreader and blade:
Miter slots:
Cabinet dust collection port diameter:
Blade guard dust collection port inner diameter:
Blade guard dust collection port outer diameter:
Riving knife / spreader thickness:
Blade guard:
Standard Insert:
Belts:
Handwheels:
Overall table and extension wing flatness:
Motor options:
44” w x 293⁄4” d x 34” h (table saw only)
691⁄8” w x 33” d x 34” h (w/ T-Glide Fence System & 36” rails)
851⁄4” w x 33” d x 34” h (w/ T-Glide Fence System & 52” rails)
193⁄8” w x 193⁄8” d
20” w x 27” d, 44” w x 27” d (w/ extension wings)
12” w x 27” d
233⁄4” w x 27” d (36” rails), 401⁄8” w x 27” d (52” rails)
335 lb (table saw with extension wings only)
426 lb (w/ T-Glide Professional Series II Fence System,
36” rails & table)
449 lb (w/ T-Glide Professional Series II Fence System,
52” rails & table)
35 lb (cast iron extension wing)
390 lb (boxed table saw)
40-tooth, professional grade, 5⁄8” arbor
10”
Left
0.118” (3 mm)
0.078” (2 mm)
31⁄8”
21⁄4”
36” (w/ optional 36” rails)
52” (w/ optional 52” rails)
12” (w/ T-Glide Professional Series II Fence System)
8” (requires a separate brake cartridge and table insert)
13⁄ ”
16
5⁄ ”
8
62 mm OD x 30 mm ID
52 mm OD x 25 mm ID
101⁄4”
71⁄2”
0.001” maximum allowable runout
0.010” maximum gap
0.010” maximum displacement
±0.25º
0.010” maximum difference
T-shaped, 3⁄4” at top, 1” at bottom, 3⁄8” deep
4”
1.25”
1.5”
0.090” (2.3 mm)
polycarbonate, extends only 13⁄16” to right of blade
zero-clearance, phenolic core, melamine surfaces
2 V-ribbed belts — arbor belt is static dissipative
7” diameter, cast iron chrome plated
0.025” Maximum gap
3hp for Model PCS31230
SawStop 10” Professional Cabinet Saw
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34"
!
!
10"
1. Wear eye protection.
2. Use the 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 the
saw blade.
4. Use a push-stick when required.
5. Know how to reduce the risk
of kickback.
6. Do not perform any operation
freehand.
7. Never reach around or over the
saw blade.
8. Never try to test fire the brake
system.
9. Never adjust the position of the
brake cartridge while the blade is
spinning.
10. Do not try to disable the brake
system.
11. Unplug the saw before changing
the blade, changing the brake
cartridge or servicing.
12. Do not connect the motor directly
to a power supply.
13. Use the bypass switch only when
necessary.
14. Do not expose to rain or use in
damp locations.
15. Do not put your hands inside or
underneath the cabinet while the
blade is spinning.
16. Do not unplug or disconnect the
saw from electrical power before
For your own safety,
read the instruction manual
before operating this saw.
Pour votre propre sécurité,
lisez le manuel d’instruction
avant d’utiliser la scie.
1. Portez des lunettes de sécurité.
2. Utilisez le protecteur de lame
quel que soit le type d'opération.
3. Gardez les mains à l’écart de la
lame lorsqu’elle tourne.
4. Utilisez un poussoir de fin de
passe si nécessaire.
5. Limitez au maximum le risque
de rejet.
6. Ne travaillez pas à la volée.
7. Ne passez pas votre bras
par-dessus ou autour de la lame.
8. N’essayez jamais d'effectuer un
essai du circuit de freinage.
9. N’ajustez jamais la position de
la cartouche de frein lorsque la
lame tourne.
10. N’essayez pas de neutraliser le
circuit de freinage.
11. Débranchez la scie avant de
changer la lame, la cartouche
de frein, ou d’en faire l’entretien.
12. Ne branchez pas directement le
moteur à une prise de courant.
13. N'utilisez l’interrupteur de by-pass
qu'en cas de nécessité.
14. Ne pas exposer a la pluie et ne
pas utiliser dans les
emplacements humides.
15. Ne mettez pas les mains à
l’intérieur ou au-dessous de
cabinet lorsque la lame tourne.
16. Ne pas débrancher la scie du
pouvoir électrique avant que
la lame a arrêté de tourner.
11 1/4"
Do not operate with
door open.
Moving belts and parts
can pinch, cut or crush.
! WARNING
14. No exponga a la lluvia o al uso en
localizaciones húmedas.
15. No ponga las manos dentro de ni
debajo del gabinete mientras la
cuchilla gira.
16. No desenchufe ni desconecte la sierra
1. Use las gafas de seguridad.
2. Use el dispositivo de seguridad de
la cuchilla y separador para cualquier
operación para la cual peuda ser
utilizada incluyendo todas las
operaciones de serrar completo o a
través.
3. Mantenga las manos fuera de la
trayectoria de la cuchilla de la sierra.
4. Utilice una vara de empujar cuando
está necesario.
5. Sepa reducir el riesgo del retroceso.
6. No realice ninguna operación a
mano alzada.
7. No ponga la mano alrededor o detrás
de la cuchilla.
8. Nunca trate de experimentar con el
sistema de frenos.
9. Nunca ajuste la posición del cartucho
del freno mientras que la cuchilla está
girando.
10. No trate de desconectar el sistema
de frenos.
11. Siempre desenchufe la sierra antes
de cambiar la cuchilla, el cartucho
del freno, o de mantenerla.
12. No conecte el motor directamente
con un abastecimiento.
13. Utilice el interruptor del bypass
solamente cuando está
necesario.
Para su propia seguridad,
lea el manual de instrucción
antes de usar la sierra.
WARNING ADVERTENCIA AVERTISSEMENT
!
7 9/16"
1 3/4"
12"
2 9/16"
Front View
19 1/4"
13 1/16"
18 1/4"
20"
44"
8 3/4"
2"
2 9/16"
1"
1 1/2"
2 9/16"
1 3/4"
SawStop, the SawStop blade logo, and the
configuration of this product are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of SawStop, LLC.
Software copyright by SawStop, LLC. All rights
reserved. Protected by one or more of the
following U.S. patents 6813983, 6826988,
6857345, 6877410, 6880440, 6920814, 6945148,
6945149, 6957601, 6994004, 6997090, 7000514,
7024975, 7055417, 7077039, 7098800, 7100483,
7137326, 7171879, 7197969, 7210383, 7225712,
7228772, 7231856, 7284467, 7290472, 7308843,
7347131, 7350444, 7350445, 7353737, 7357056,
7359174, 7377199, 7421315 Taiwan patent
143466, Australia patent 785422, China patent
ZL00816099.6, and India patent 212026.
Additional U.S. and foreign patents pending.
Rear View
9 5/8"
Do not operate with
door open.
Moving gears and parts
can pinch, cut or crush.
! WARNING
11 3/16"
Professional Cabinet Saw Dimensions
8 1/2"
2 9/16"
1 3/4"
1"
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10 1/2"
6 1/2"
1 1/8"
30"
19 3/4"
Left Side View
9 3/8"
17 5/8"
25 7/8"
27"
29"
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Status
System Initializing
System Ready
Replace Cartridge
Coasting Down
Bypass Mode On
Turn Start Switch
To “Off”
Turn Cartridge
Key To “On”
Contact Detected
During Standby
Contact Detected
During Bypass
Overload Due To
Wet Wood
Adjust Position of
Brake
Close Access
Doors
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Red
System Status Codes
Grn
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SawStop
Footprint
19 1/4"
Professional Cabinet Saw Dimensions
19 3/4"
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SawStop 10” Professional Cabinet Saw
1/2"
1 1/2"
Squares are 1 inch.
Push stick should be 1⁄2 inch to 3⁄4 inch thick.
This diagram illustrates a typical push stick. Push sticks should be
constructed from material that is sturdy and electrically non-conductive
such as scrap wood. Push sticks should always be used when rip
cutting pieces narrower than 6 inches.
Push Stick Construction
B
A
Squares are 1 inch.
(1/2” thick)
(3/4” thick)
5 1/2”
2”
This diagram illustrates a
typical auxiliary fence for use
with the push block shown
on page 96. Cut piece A out
of 3⁄4 inch thick hardwood
and cut piece B out of 1⁄2 inch
thick plywood. Position piece
A along the edge of piece
B as shown in the drawing
above, and attach it using
wood glue and counter-sunk
wood screws.
B
A
To use the auxiliary fence, place it on the saw with piece B flat on the table top and
piece A against the left side of the rip fence. Position the auxiliary fence so that the front
edge of piece B is 1-2 inches back from the front edge of the table, and then clamp
piece A securely to the rip fence. Position the rip fence so that the spacing between
the left edge of piece B and the blade is the width you want to cut, and then lock the
rip fence in place. Slide the workpiece along the edge of piece B closest to the blade.
If your hand comes within 6 inches of the blade, remove your hand from the workpiece
and use the push block to finish the cut, as shown in the drawing to the left.
24"
24"
Auxiliary Fence Construction
S
S
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96
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9”
2"
1/2”
B
C
B
Squares are 1 inch.
5 1/4"
(1/2” thick)
4 3/4"
A
2"
9”
(3/4” thick)
3 1/2"
1/2" radius
5"
2"
2"
This diagram illustrates a typical push block. It includes the three pieces
shown here labeled A, B, and C. Cut piece A out of 3⁄4 inch thick hardwood
and cut pieces B and C out of 1⁄2 inch thick plywood. Attach piece A to the
center of piece B using wood glue and counter-sunk wood screws. Attach
piece C to piece B as shown in the drawing to the left using wood glue only.
Do not use metal fasteners to attach piece C to piece B.
C
(1/2” thick)
1/2”
A
Push Block Construction
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60°
1/8"
1/4"
4"
Squares are 1 inch.
Featherboard should be approximately 3⁄4 inch thick.
7 3/4"
This diagram illustrates a typical featherboard. Featherboards
should be constructed from good quality wood that is free of
knots. Use featherboards to help keep the material being cut in
contact with the table and to help prevent kickback. Do not use
featherboards when cutting with the miter gauge.
24"
Featherboard Construction
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Contact Detected
During Standby
Contact Detected
During Bypass
Overload Due To
Wet Wood
••••••
••••••
Adjust Position of
Brake
Close Access
Doors
Turn Cartridge
Key To “On”
Turn Start Switch
To “Off”
Bypass Mode On
Coasting Down
Replace Cartridge
System Ready
System Initializing
Status
••••••
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¯ ¯ ¯
Red
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••••••
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Grn
System Status Codes
SawStop
68
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! !WARNING
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Model No. PCS 31230
Serial No.
®
10¨ Professional
Cabinet Saw
c
®
US
www.sawstop.com
33
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SawStop, LLC
Made in Taiwan
3450 RPM
3 HP
Electrical / Electricidad / Électricité
230 Volts, 60 Hz
13 Amps
1 Phase
6
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SawStop
67
To avoid loss of SawStop
protection during coast down,
do not turn off Main Power until
blade has stopped spinning.
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SawStop, the SawStop blade logo, and the
configuration of this product are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of SawStop, LLC.
Software copyright by SawStop, LLC. All rights
reserved. Protected by one or more of the
following U.S. patents 6813983, 6826988,
6857345, 6877410, 6880440, 6920814, 6945148,
6945149, 6957601, 6994004, 6997090, 7000514,
7024975, 7055417, 7077039, 7098800, 7100483,
7137326, 7171879, 7197969, 7210383, 7225712,
7228772, 7231856, 7284467, 7290472, 7308843,
7347131, 7350444, 7350445, 7353737, 7357056,
7359174, 7377199, 7421315 Taiwan patent
143466, Australia patent 785422, China patent
ZL00816099.6, and India patent 212026.
Additional U.S. and foreign patents pending.
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Do not operate with
door open.
Moving gears and parts
can pinch, cut or crush.
! WARNING
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This saw operates differently than
ordinary table saws. Each operator
must read and understand the
Owner’s Manual before operating
this saw.
This saw is equipped with the
SawStop® safety system, designed
to reduce the potential for a serious
injury in the event of accidental contact
with the saw blade.
Thank you for
purchasing this
SawStop® table saw.
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Do not operate with door open.
The blade can retract and cause
a severe injury if you touch it inside
the cabinet. Also, moving parts can
cut, pinch or crush.
! WARNING
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Cabinet and Table Parts List
No.
Part No.
Qty.
1
Description
Table
PCS-001
1
2
Rear Lock Down Screw for Insert
PCS-002
2
3
Cast Iron Extension Wing
PCS-003
2
4
M6x1.0x12 Socket Cap Screw
PCS-004
2
5
M6 Lock Washer
PCS-005
6
6
M6x15x1.5 Washer
PCS-006
6
7
Table Alignment Bracket
PCS-007
1
8
M8x1.25x20 Hex Head Bolt
PCS-008
8
9
M8 Lock Washer
PCS-009
12
10
M8x20x2 Washer
PCS-010
8
11
M6x1.0x50 Socket Cap Screw
PCS-244
2
12
Standard Insert Assembly (includes items 13-18)
TSI-SLD
1
13
Rear Leveling Screw
PCS-013
2
14
M6x1.0x14 Set Screw
PCS-014
2
15
M6x1.0x8 Set Screw
PCS-015
2
16
Table Insert Lock-Down Lever
PCS-253
1
17
M4x0.7x10 Flat Head Phillips Screw
PCS-017
2
19
Switch Box Assembly (includes items 21-22, 67-68)
PCS-019
1
20
M8x1.25x12 Button Head Socket Screw
PCS-020
4
21
Switch Box Lock Out Key
PCS-021
1
22
Bypass Key
PCS-022
1
23
Switch Box Mounting Bracket
PCS-023
1
24
Cabinet
PCS-024
1
25
Tilt Shaft Mounting Bracket
PCS-025
1
26
M6x1.0x15 Hex Head Bolt
PCS-026
2
27
M6x1.0 Hex Nut
PCS-027
2
28
Accessory Tool Holder
PCS-028
1
29
M6x1.0x12 Button Head Socket Screw
PCS-029
2
30
Blade Wrench Holder
PCS-030
1
31
Blade Wrench
PCS-031
2
32
Tilt Angle Scale
PCS-032
1
33
M5x0.8x8 Button Head Phillips Screw
PCS-033
6
34
M5 Lock Washer
PCS-034
7
35
M5x10x1 Washer
PCS-035
2
36
Switch Box Cable Grommet
PCS-036
1
37
Side Cabinet Access Door
PCS-037
1
38
Cabinet Access Door Lock Knob
PCS-038
1
39
M6 Lock Knob Retaining Washer
PCS-039
1
40
M6x1.0x10 Button Head Socket Screw
PCS-040
1
41
M10x1.5x25 Hex Head Bolt
PCS-041
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100
Part No.
Qty.
42
M10 Lock Washer
Description
PCS-042
4
43
M10x25x3 Washer
PCS-043
4
44
Motor Cover
PCS-044
1
45
Motor Cover Mounting Bracket
PCS-045
2
46
Motor Cover Rod
PCS-046
1
47
Dust Collection Port
PCS-047
1
48
M5x3x15 Button Head Phillips Screw
PCS-048
3
49
Hose Clamp
PCS-049
2
50
Dust Collection Hose
PCS-050
1
51
Rear Cabinet Access Door
PCS-051
1
52
Motor Cover Foam Large
PCS-052
2
53
Motor Cover Foam Small
PCS-053
2
54
Access Door Rubber Pad
PCS-054
4
55
M6x1.0x20 Button Head Socket Screw
PCS-055
2
56
230V Contactor Box (PCS31230)
PCS-056
1
57
M5 External Tooth Lock Washer
PCS-058
2
58
Main Power Cable (PCS31230)
PCS-059
1
59
Motor Cable Assembly
PCS-060
1
60
Motor Control Cable Assembly
PCS-061
1
61
SawStop Label
PCS-062
1
62
Blade Retraction Warning Label
PCS-063
1
63
Gear Warning Label
PCS-064
1
64
Patent Label
PCS-065
1
65
Specification Label (PCS31230)
PCS-066
1
66
Main Warning Label
PCS-068
1
67
Main Power Label
PCS-069
1
68
System Status Label
PCS-070
1
69
Table Insert Warning Label
PCS-071
1
70
Professional 3HP Model Label
PCS-260
1
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Internal Assembly Parts List
No.
Part No.
Qty.
1
Description
3 HP, 1 PH, 230V, 60Hz, TEFC Motor (PCS31230)
PCS-072
1
2
M12x1.75x65 Hex Head Bolt
PCS-074
2
3
M5x5x30 Key
PCS-075
1
4
Motor Pulley (PCS31230 only)
PCS-076
1
5
M6x1.0x8 Set Screw
PCS-078
2
6
Front Trunnion Bracket
PCS-079
1
7
M10x1.5x25 Hex Head Bolt
PCS-080
4
8
M10 Lock Washer
PCS-081
4
9
M10x25x3 Washer
PCS-082
6
10
M10x1.5x30 Hex Head Bolt
PCS-083
3
11
M10x1.5 Hex Jam Nut
PCS-084
3
12
M8x20 Pin
PCS-085
2
13
M8x1.25x16 Set Screw
PCS-086
1
14
Front Trunnion
PCS-087
1
15
Upper Torque Tube
PCS-088
1
16
M6x1.0x20 Socket Cap Screw
PCS-089
18
17
M6 Lock Washer
PCS-090
27
18
Cable Clamp
PCS-091
3
19
Rear Trunnion
PCS-092
1
20
Rear Trunnion Bracket
PCS-093
1
21
M8x1.0x20 Set Screw
PCS-094
1
22
Lower Torque Tube
PCS-095
1
23
M6x1.0x12 Socket Cap Screw
PCS-096
3
24
Rubber Bumper
PCS-097
1
25
M5x2.2x20 Button Head Phillips Screw
PCS-098
8
26
M5 Lock Washer
PCS-099
4
27
Dust Shroud (inner half)
PCS-100
1
28
Dust Shroud (outer half)
PCS-101
1
29
Dust Shroud Blast Shield
PCS-102
1
30
Elevation Control Shaft Front Bushing
PCS-103
1
31
Tilt Indicator
PCS-104
1
32
M6x1.0x15 Button Head Socket Screw
PCS-105
2
33
Tilt Handwheel Lock Knob
PCS-106
1
34
Handwheel Handle
PCS-107
2
35
Handwheel
PCS-108
2
36
M6x1.0x8 Set Screw
PCS-109
2
37
M5x5x25 Key
PCS-110
2
38
Control Shaft Key
PCS-111
2
39
Elevation Control Shaft
PCS-245
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Description
Part No.
Qty.
PCS-246
1
40
Elevation Control Shaft Rear Bushing
41
M4x4x20 Key
PCS-114
1
42
Elevation Control Worm
PCS-115
1
43
M8x23x2 Hardened Washer
PCS-116
1
44
M8x1.25x16 Button Head Socket Screw
PCS-117
1
45
Tilt Control Shaft
PCS-118
1
46
M4x20 Spring Pin
PCS-119
1
47
Tilt Control Worm
PCS-120
1
48
M12x21x2 Washer
PCS-121
1
49
Tilt Control Worm Adjustment Bracket
PCS-122
1
50
Tilt Control Worm Adjustment Bracket Bushing
PCS-123
1
51
M8x16x2 Washer
PCS-124
2
52
Tilt Control Shaft Spacer
PCS-125
1
53
Elevation Plate
PCS-126
1
54
Primary Elevation Shaft
PCS-127
1
55
Primary Elevation Shaft Bushing
PCS-128
2
56
M8x1.25x40 Socket Cap Screw
PCS-129
2
57
M8 Lock Washer
PCS-130
7
58
M8x1.25x30 Socket Cap Screw
PCS-131
3
59
Gas Spring Mounting Bracket
PCS-132
1
60
Gas Spring (PCS31230)
PCS-133
1
61
Elevation Threaded Rod
PCS-134
1
62
M8x1.25x25 Hex Head Bolt
PCS-135
2
63
M6x1.0x16 Set Screw
PCS-136
2
64
Secondary Elevation Shaft
PCS-137
1
65
Secondary Elevation Shaft Bushing
PCS-138
1
66
M6x1.0x55 Socket Cap Screw
PCS-139
2
67
Secondary Elevation Shaft Standoff
PCS-140
2
68
M6x1.0 Lock Nut
PCS-141
2
69
M13 External Retaining Ring
PCS-142
2
70
Elevation Worm Gear
PCS-143
1
71
M4x4x15 Key
PCS-144
2
72
Elevation Gear Shaft Bushing
PCS-145
2
73
Elevation Gear Shaft Mounting Bracket
PCS-146
2
74
Elevation Gear Shaft
PCS-147
1
75
M6x15x1.5 Washer
PCS-148
6
76
Elevation Pinion Gear
PCS-149
1
77
Spreader Mounting Plate
PCS-150
1
78
M10x1.5x25 Socket Cap Screw
PCS-151
2
79
M8x1.0 Hex Nut
PCS-152
1
80
Spreader Positioning Plate
PCS-153
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No.
Description
Part No.
Qty.
PCS-154
1
81
M3x0.5x6 Set Screw
82
Clamp Spring
PCS-155
1
83
Clamping Plate
PCS-156
1
84
Clamping Plate Cam Bushing
PCS-157
1
85
Clamp Handle
PCS-158
1
86
M8x1.0x40 Hex Head Bolt
PCS-159
1
87
M4x0.7x6 Set Screw
PCS-160
1
88
Riving Knife
PCS-161
1
89
Elevation Handwheel Lock Knob
PCS-162
1
90
Tilt Control Shaft Collar
PCS-163
1
91
M4x0.7x12 Socket Cap Screw
PCS-164
1
92
M8 Polyurethane O-Ring
PCS-165
1
93
Dust Shroud Clip
PCS-166
2
94
Dust Shroud Mounting Bracket
PCS-167
1
95
M5.2x10 Spring Pin
PCS-168
1
96
M6x1.0x30 Socket Cap Screw
PCS-169
4
97
M6x22 Pin
PCS-242
2
98
Elevation Control Shaft Collar
PCS-247
1
99
M5x0.8x16 Socket Cap Screw
PCS-248
1
100
M20x32x2 Washer
PCS-249
1
101
M6x1.0x10 Custom Set Screw
PCS-250
1
102
M6x1.0x25 Socket Cap Screw
PCS-261
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Arbor Assembly Parts List
No.
Part No.
Qty.
1
Description
Arbor Block
PCS-170
1
2
Arbor
PCS-171
1
3
M5x5x30 Key
PCS-172
1
4
Main Arbor Bearing
PCS-173
1
5
Electrode Shell
PCS-174
1
6
M4x0.7x6 Button Head Socket Screw
PCS-175
6
7
M4 External Tooth Lock Washer
PCS-176
3
8
Second Arbor Bearing
PCS-177
1
9
Arbor Spacer
PCS-178
1
10
M20 External Retaining Ring
PCS-179
3
11
Arbor Pulley
PCS-180
1
12
M6x1.0x8 Set Screw
PCS-181
3
13
10” Combination Saw Blade
PCS-182
1
14
Arbor Washer
PCS-183
1
15
Arbor Nut
PCS-184
1
16
Pivot Shaft
PCS-185
1
17
Double Pulley Bearing
PCS-186
2
18
Double Pulley
PCS-187
1
19
Double Pulley Shaft
PCS-188
1
20
M6x16x3 Washer
PCS-189
1
21
M6 Lock Washer
PCS-190
1
22
M6x1.0x30 Socket Cap Screw
PCS-191
1
23
Retraction Guide
PCS-192
1
24
Retraction Bracket
PCS-193
1
25
M8x16x2 Washer
PCS-194
1
26
Retraction Spring
PCS-195
1
27
M6x1x33 Hex Head Shoulder Screw
PCS-196
1
28
M8x1.25x16 Button Head Socket Screw
PCS-197
2
29
M12 Brake Positioning Bolt
PCS-198
1
30
Brake Positioning Bolt O-Ring
PCS-199
1
31
Brake Positioning Spring
PCS-200
1
32
M12x1.75 Lock Nut
PCS-201
1
33
Arbor Belt
PCS-202
1
34
Motor Belt
PCS-203
1
35
Cartridge Cable
PCS-204
1
36
Cartridge Bracket
PCS-205
1
37
M6x1.0x12 Button Head Shoulder Screw
PCS-206
1
38
Threaded Pin
PCS-207
1
39
M8x20x2 Washer
PCS-208
1
40
M8x1.25 Lock Nut
PCS-209
1
41
M4x0.7x20 Flat Head Socket Screw
PCS-210
2
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Part No.
Qty.
42
Cartridge Bracket Spacer
Description
PCS-211
2
43
M4x14x1 Washer
PCS-212
2
44
M4x0.7 Lock Nut
PCS-213
2
45
M5x0.8x8 Set Screw
PCS-214
2
46
Brass Pressure Ring
47
Brake Cartridge for 10” Blade
48
Brake Cartridge Key
49
Blade Spacing Attention Tag
PCS-218
1
50
M5x0.8x8 Pan Head Phillips Screw (with M5 lock washer)
PCS-219
2
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PCS-215
1
TSBC-10R2
1
PCS-217
1
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1. Use the blade guard and spreader for every
operation for which it can be used.
2. Use the riving knife for non-through sawing.
3. Keep hands away from the saw blade. Use
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Blade Guard and Miter Gauge Parts List
No.
Description
Blade Guard Assembly
Part No.
Qty.
TSG-DC
1
1
Guard Shell Left Half
TSG-DC-001
1
2
Guard Shell Right Half
TSG-DC-002
1
3
M3x1.06x8 Pan Head Phillips Screw
TSG-DC-003
7
4
M4x1.6x8 Pan Head Phillips Screw
TSG-DC-004
2
5
M4x16x3 Polycarbonate Custom Washer
TSG-DC-005
2
6
Inner Left Guard Shell Extension
TSG-DC-006
1
7
Inner Right Guard Shell Extension
TSG-DC-007
1
8
Spreader
TSG-DC-008
1
9
Dust Collection Port Left Half
TSG-DC-009
1
10
Dust Collection Port Right Half
TSG-DC-010
1
11
M6x16x1 Washer
TSG-DC-011
2
12
Small Anti-Kickback Pawl Left
TSG-DC-012
1
13
Small Anti-Kickback Pawl Right
TSG-DC-013
1
14
Inner Left Pawl Spring
TSG-DC-014
1
15
Inner Right Pawl Spring
TSG-DC-015
1
16
Large Anti-Kickback Pawl Left
TSG-DC-016
1
17
Large Anti-Kickback Pawl Right
TSG-DC-017
1
18
Pawl Bushing
TSG-DC-018
2
19
Outer Left Pawl Spring
TSG-DC-019
1
20
Outer Right Pawl Spring
TSG-DC-020
1
21
M6x1.0x35 Button Head Socket Screw
TSG-DC-021
1
22
M6x1.0 Hex Nut
TSG-DC-022
2
23
M8x54 Grooved Pin
TSG-DC-023
1
24
M8 E-Clip
TSG-DC-024
2
25
M6x1.0x16 Button Head Socket Screw
TSG-DC-025
1
26
M4x0.7x10 Pan Head Phillips Screw
TSG-DC-026
4
27
M4x0.7 Hex Nut
TSG-DC-027
4
28
Dust Collection Port Compression Spring
TSG-DC-028
2
29
M4x10 Spring Pin
TSG-DC-029
1
30
Blade Guard Warning Label
TSG-DC-030
1
46
Limit Rod
TSG-DC-032
1
1
47
Limit Rod Bumper
TSG-DC-033
N/A
Replacement Guard Shell Assembly (items 1-7, 23-24,30)
TSG-DC-031
Miter Gauge Assembly
PCS-220
1
31
3/16-24NCx3/8” Phillips Head Screw
PCS-221
3
32
Angle Indicator
PCS-222
1
33
Mounting Block
PCS-223
1
34
Indexing Pin
PCS-224
1
35
O-Ring
PCS-225
1
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Qty.
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Miter Gauge Head
Description
PCS-226
1
37
8-32 NCx5/8” Phillips Head Screw
PCS-227
3
38
8-32 NC Nut
PCS-228
3
39
Miter Gauge Handle
PCS-229
1
40
M8x18x3 Washer
PCS-230
1
41
Miter Gauge Bar
PCS-252
1
42
Gauge Head Mounting Screw
PCS-232
1
43
M6x1.0x8 Pan Head Phillips Screw
PCS-233
1
44
Retaining Disc
PCS-234
1
45
M5x0.8x12 Spring Bearing
PCS-251
3
Literature, Hardware and Tools Parts List
No.
Description
Part No.
Qty.
PCS-235
1
1
SawStop 10” Professional Saw Owner’s Manual
2
Table Saw Hardware Pack
PCS-236
1
3
Unpacking Procedure Poster
PCS-237
1
4
Hex Key Tool Holder (includes M3, M4, M5, M6 hex keys)
PCS-238
1
5
M8 Ball End Hex Key
PCS-239
1
6
Blade Spacing Adjustment Gauge
PCS-240
1
7
Push Stick
PCS-241
1
Hardware for Step 8
Models PCS31230, PCS175
Blade
Wrench
Holder
13
Mounting the Switch Box
Hardware for Step 7
9 Button Head Socket Screws,
M6 x 20 (2)
Lock Washers,
10 M6 (2)
14 Lock
15 Button Head
Screws,
Washers,
M6 x 12 (2)
M6 (2)
11 Washers, M6 (2)
Switch Box
Keys (2)
12
Motor
Cover
Rod
Hex Key, M8 (1)
5
Hex Keys: M3 (1), M4 (1), M5 (1), M6 (1)
Tools
Pull tab to remove hardware pack
Blade Spacing
Adjustment Gauge (1)
the bottom edge of the
saw should overhang the
edge of the Styrofoam
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
use the table and the
elevation control shaft
as lifting points to help
roll the saw
3. With the help of an assistant, carefully roll the saw
onto the top piece of Styrofoam, as shown in Fig. 3. You
can use the cast iron table and the elevation control shaft
as lifting points to help you roll the saw. The saw weighs
approximately 265 pounds; do not attempt to move it by
yourself. Wear safety gloves and be careful to use proper
lifting technique to avoid injury.
4. With the help of an assistant, carefully tip the
saw to the upright position by lifting under the rear
edge of the cast iron table (see Fig. 4). While
tipping the saw, gently lower the bottom edge of
the saw to the floor to avoid damaging the saw.
Read and understand the owner’s manual fully
before assembling and operating your saw.
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lift under the rear
edge of the table
SawStop
Fig. 3
2
4
the edge of the table
should overhang the
edge of the Styrofoam
top piece of Styrofoam
Fig. 4
F
1
Moving gears and parts
can pinch, cut or crush.
OWNER’S MANUAL
Mounting the
Wrench & Tool
Holders
Do not operate with
door open.
8 Hex Bolts, M8 x 16 (8)
! WARNING
7 Lock Washers, M8 (8)
can
Hardware for Step 6
Washers,
M8 (8)
! WARNING
Mounting the Extension Wings
6
Table Saw Hardware Pack
10” PROFESSIONAL
CABINET SAW
2. Take the top piece of Styrofoam and
place it next to the rear edge of the pallet, as
shown in Fig 2. Make sure that the
Styrofoam is placed so that the top edge of
the table and the bottom edge of the saw
both overhang the edges of the Styrofoam.
IMPORTANT - An exploded view of the accessories
and where they are packaged can be seen on the
other side of this poster.
Do
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blade
a severe
can with
the
injuryretractdoor
cut, cabinet.
open.
if
pinch
Also, you and cause
touch
or
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partsinside
Hardware for Step 5
1. Remove all packing materials and accessories before
removing the saw from the shipping pallet (see Fig. 1).
can
Lock Washers,
4 M5 (3)
Button Head Screws,
3 M5 x 3 x 15 (3)
Suggested Procedure for Unpacking Your Saw
Mounting
the
Motor
Cover
Hardware for Step 4
2 Set Screws,
M6 x 8 (2)
it
parts inside
Mounting the Dust Port
Hardware for Steps 2-3
1 Keys,
5 x 5 x 25 (2)
! WARNING
Installing the Handwheels
Do
The not
a severeblade operate
the
cut, cabinet.in can with
pinch jury retract door
if
or Also, you and open.
crush. movingtouch cause
®
Pull tab to remove hardware pack
SawStop
3
6
7
Accessories
SawStop recommends the following accessories for use with your SawStop® Professional Cabinet Saw.
Contact your local authorized SawStop Dealer or SawStop at 1-866-SAWSTOP for more information.
1. SawStop Brake Cartridges:
Standard Brake Cartridge for 10 inch saw blades
p/n
TSBC-10R2
Dado Brake Cartridge for 8 inch dado sets
p/n
TSDC-8R2
40 Tooth Combination Saw Blade
p/n
PCS-182
60 Tooth Professional Saw Blade
p/n
CB104 184
Titanium Series 40 Tooth ATB Combination Rip Blade
p/n
BTS-R-40ATB
Titanium Series 80 Tooth ATB Plywood / Laminate Blade
p/n
BTS-P-80HATB
Standard Zero-Clearance Table Insert Assembly (with Lock-Down Lever)
(phenolic core with melamine surface)
p/n
TSI-SLD
Dado Zero-Clearance Table Insert Assembly (with Lock-Down Lever)
p/n
TSI-DLD
Fence Assembly
p/n
TGP2-FA
36 Inch Rails Assembly
p/n
TGP2-R36A
36 Inch Extension Table Assembly (for use with 36 inch rails)
p/n
TGP2-T36A
52 Inch Rails Assembly
p/n
TGP2-R52A
52 Inch Extension Table Assembly (for use with 52 inch rails)
p/n
TGP2-T52A
Blade Guard Assembly
p/n
TSG-DC
Replacement Guard Shell Assembly
p/n
TSG-DC-031
Over-Arm Dust Collection
p/n
TSA-ODC
Riving Knife
p/n
PCS-161
Miter Gauge Assembly
p/n
PCS-220
Professional Cabinet Saw Mobile Base
p/n
MB-PCS-000
Mobile Base Conversion Kit (The conversion kit is for use with the
Industrial Mobile Base p/n MB-IND-000 which must be ordered separately.)
p/n
MB-IND-500
Out-Feed Table
p/n
OFT30-CNS-000
Push Stick
p/n
PCS-241
2. Precision Saw Blades:
3. Table Inserts:
4. Rip Fences and Extension Tables:
T-Glide™ Fence System - Professional Series II
5. Miscellaneous Accessories:
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Index
A
Accessories: 7, 10-13, 113
Accessory Tool Holder: 12, 23, 26, 49
Accidental Contact: 5, 9-11, 44-45, 58, 62
Activation of Brake (see Brake Activation)
Adjustments
blade height: 40
blade tilt (bevel): 40, 73-74
brake position: 9, 30-31, 43-44, 61
elevation gearing: 85
limit stops
elevation: 40, 72
tilt: 40, 73-74
miter gauge: 50, 83
motor belt tension: 84
quick-release clamp: 77, 82
table insert: 75-76
tilt gearing: 84
Alignment
blade elevation assembly: 70
riving knife and spreader: 77-78
table: 63, 66
tilt axis: 67
All through-sawing: 32, 46
Ambient Temperature: 43
Anti-Kickback Pawl(s): 46
Arbor
belt: 11, 27, 86, 88-90
block: 27, 60, 62, 72
diameter: 91
nut: 11, 27, 29
runout: 91
washer: 11, 27, 29
Assembling Your Saw: 16-25
Auxiliary Fence: 55, 95
B
Blade(s)
abrasive blade: 10, 29, 44
coating(s): 10, 29
coast down: 9, 43-44
dado set (see Dado Sets)
damaged: 10, 62
elevation (see Elevation)
kerf: 33, 49, 77-78, 91
non-conductive: 10, 29, 44
retraction: 9, 11, 62
standard blade: 10, 58
with depth-limiting shoulders: 10, 29
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wrench: 12, 26, 29, 60
Blade Guard
anti-kickback pawl: 46
guard: 10, 12, 24-25, 26, 32-33, 46-47, 91, 110-112, 113
installation: 32-33
spreader: 32-33, 46, 55, 77-79, 82, 88-90
using: 46
Blade Spacing Adjustment Gauge: 31
Brake
activation: 9, 10-11, 61, 62
cartridge: 5, 7, 9, 27, 44, 58-61, 62, 88-90
cartridge key: 27, 43-44, 58, 59-60, 61, 89
dado: 10-11, 29, 58, 89, 113
changing the brake cartridge: 59-61
pawl: 9, 58, 60-61, 62, 89-90
position adjustment: 30-31
Brake Positioning Bolt: 27, 30, 89
Bypass
key: 26, 56, 89
mode: 5, 9-11, 43-45, 56, 89
C
Cabinet Saw
dimensions: 92-93
specifications: 91
Cartridge (see Brake Cartridge)
Cartridge Key: 27, 43-44, 58, 59-61, 89-90
Clamping Handle (for spreader or riving knife): 27, 32-33, 59
Coast-down: 9, 43-44
Contactor Box
installing new power cord: 36-39
wiring diagram: 39
Cross-cuts: 49, 51
Cutting
cross-cuts: 49-51
narrow cuts: 32, 46
non-through cuts: 10, 32, 49, 55, 78
rabbet: 32, 46, 78
rip cuts: 46, 52, 53, 55, 90
D
Dado
brake cartridge: 10-11, 29, 58, 89, 113
cuts: 10, 46, 49, 55, 58
insert: 29, 113
set: 10-11, 29, 33, 58, 60, 61, 89, 91
Depth of Cut: 50, 91
Detection of Accidental Contact: 1, 5, 9-11, 43-45, 62
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Index
Dial Test Indicator: 63, 64, 68, 71
Dimensions: 92-93
Dust
collection: 34, 47-48
hazard: 6, 34
port
cabinet: 13, 19, 27, 34, 91
blade guard: 47-48, 91
Dust Shroud: 11, 27, 34
E
Electrical
grounding: 6, 35
power connection: 6, 8, 11, 35, 42, 88
contactor box wiring diagram: 39
Elevation
changing the blade elevation: 40
elevation handwheel: 12, 17, 26, 40, 90, 91
elevation locking knob: 12, 17, 40, 90
elevation plate: 27, 70
limit stops: 40, 72
pinion gear: 85, 87, 90
primary and secondary elevation shafts: 68, 70, 71
threaded rod: 85, 86-87, 90
worm: 85, 90
worm gear: 85, 86-87, 90
Exploded Views
arbor : 106
blade guard and miter gauge: 110
cabinet and table: 98
internal assembly: 102
Extension Wing(s)
assembly: 13, 21, 26
cleaning: 16, 86
F
Featherboard(s): 33, 55, 97
Fence: 7, 11, 25, 51, 52, 53-55, 91, 113
Freehand: 7, 50, 53
Front Trunnion: 27
Front Trunnion Bracket: 27
G
Get to Know Your Saw: 26-27
GlideCoteTM: 86
Green Wood: 45, 88
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Index
Guard (see Blade Guard)
H
Handwheel(s): 12, 17-18, 26, 40, 90, 91
I
Insert (see Table Insert)
K
Kerf: 33, 49, 77-78, 91
Kickback: 7, 32, 46, 51, 97
L
LED(s): 41, 43, 56, 61, 62, 86, 88
Limit Rod: 13, 24-25, 46, 80-81, 110-111
Limit Stop(s)
elevation: 72
tilt: 73-74
Lockout key: 42
Lubrication Points: 86-87
M
Main Power Switch: 7, 9, 11, 41-42, 43-45
Maintenance: 5, 7, 86-87
Material Conductivity Test: 45
Miter Gauge
adjustment: 83
indexing pin: 50, 83
index stop(s): 50, 83
slot(s): 26
using: 12, 26, 49-51
Mobile Base: 57, 113
Motor: 9, 27, 35, 41-42, 44, 88
Motor Belt: 27, 44, 84, 86, 88, 90
Motor Cover: 13, 20, 26
O
Overload (of the detection system): 43, 45
P
Parts Lists
arbor : 107-108
blade guard and miter gauge: 111-112
cabinet and table: 99-100
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Index
literature, hardware and tools: 112
internal assembly: 103-105
Pinion Gear (see Elevation, pinion gear)
Preparing Your Saw for Use: 28-39
Pressure-Treated Wood: 11, 45
Push Block: 33, 55, 95, 96
Push Stick: 10, 12, 33, 53-55, 94
Q
Quick-Release Clamp: 27, 32, 33, 77-78, 82, 102-105
R
Rear Access Panel: 26
Rear Trunnion: 27, 70
Rear Trunnion Bracket: 27, 67
Retraction: 9, 11, 62
Rip
cutting: 53-55
fence: 7, 25, 52, 53, 55, 88, 113
narrow rip cuts: 46
Riving Knife
adjusting: 77-79, 82
installation: 32-33
using: 26-27, 49, 88-90
S
Safety: 6-7, 9-11
Saw
placement: 28
standing up the saw: 14-15
SawStop Safety System
activation: 5, 10-11, 45, 58, 62, 82, 89
bypass mode: 5, 9-11, 43-45, 56, 89
overview: 9
system status codes(s): 43-45
Scotch-BriteTM: 86
Sector Gear (see Tilt, sector gear)
Shipping Weight: 91
Side Access Panel: 26
Specifications: 91
Spreader: 32-33, 46, 55, 77-79, 82, 88-90
Standby Mode: 43-44
Start/Stop Paddle: 41-42, 43-45, 56, 88
Static Electricity: 11
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Index
Switch Box: 13, 22, 26, 41-42, 43, 56, 86, 88
System Status Code(s): 43-45
T
T-GlideTM Fence System - Professional Series II: 52, 91, 113
Table Insert
adjustment: 75-76
dado insert: 29, 113
lock-down lever: 28
removal and installation: 28
standard insert: 13, 26, 28, 113
Thermal Overload Switch: 26, 42, 44, 88
Thin-Kerf blade: 78
Threaded Rod (see Elevation, threaded rod)
Tilt
angle: 40, 73-74
angle indicator: 26, 40, 74, 90
angle scale: 26, 40
handwheel: 12, 17, 18, 26, 40, 91
limit stop: 73-74
locking knob: 17, 18, 40
sector gear: 84, 86-87, 90
worm: 84, 90
TopSaver™: 86
Troubleshooting: 88-90
U
Unpacking Your Saw: 12-13
Using Your Saw: 40-61
W
Warning Labels: 8
Warranty: 1, 5, 11, 35
WD-40®: 86
Wet Wood: 11, 43, 45, 88
Wiring (see Electrical, power connection and schematic)
Worm (see Elevation, worm or Tilt, worm)
Worm Gear (see Elevation, worm gear) : 85, 86-87, 90
Wrench holder: 23, 26
Z
Zero-Clearance Table Insert (see Table Inserts)
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SawStop, LLC
9564 S.W. Tualatin Road
Tualatin, Oregon 97062 USA
www.sawstop.com
Main Phone - (503) 570-3200
Service - (503) 582-9934
Fax - (503) 570-3303
Email: info@sawstop.com
September 2013
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