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iNSTRUCTiONMANUAL
SKU # 240=0027
12 in. SLiDiNG
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COMPOUND
MITER SAW
Model# SM3051M
SECTION
PAGE SECTION
Product
Specifications
2
Know
YourSliding
Miter
Saw
Symbols
3
Assembly
andAdjustments
Power
ToolSafety
4
Operation
Compound
Miter
SawSafety
6
Maintenance
Electrical
Requirements
andSafety 6
Troubleshooting
Guide
Pre-assembly
8
Parts
ListandExploded
Views
Tools
Need
forAssembly
8
Warranty
Carton
Contents
9
MOTOR
Power
Source
120V AC, 60Hz, 15 Amp
Speed
4200 RPM (No load)
Double
Insulated Yes
Motor
Arbor
Shaft
Size 5/8 in.
BLADE
SIZE
Diameter
12 in.
Arbor size
1 in. w/a 5/8 in. reducer
Cutting
0, 33.9, 45 ° R & L
Stops
Capacity:
Crosscut
4 in. x 12-1/4 in.
Miter 45 ° R & L; 60 ° R
4 in. x 8-3/4 in. R & L ;
4 in. x 6-1/4 in. R
Bevel 45 ° R & L
2-1/2 in. x 12-1/4 in. L ;
-3/4 in. x 12-1/4 in. R
45 ° Miter and 45 ° Bevel
60 ° Miter and 45 ° Bevel
Rotating Table:
Diameter
13-7/16
Miter Detent Stops
0, 15, 22.5, 31.6, 45 ° R
in.
& L, 60 ° R
2008/03
Bevel Positive
PAGE
10
12
20
30
31
32
38
2-1/2 in. x 8-3/4 in.
R
-3/4 in. x 6-1/4 in.
WARNING
iCONS
Your power tool and its instruction Manual may contain "WARNING iCONS" (a picture symbol
intended to alert you to, and/or instruct you how to avoid, a potentially hazardous condition).
Understanding
and heeding these symbols will help you operate your tool better and safer.
Shown below are some of the symbols you may see,
SAFETY ALERT:
Precautions
®
PROHiBiTiON
O
WEAR EYE PROTECTION:
shields.
that involve your safety.
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
READ AND UNDERSTAND iNSTRUCTiON MANUAL: To reduce the risk of injury,
user and all bystanders must read and understand instruction manual before using this
product.
KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM BLADE:
will result in serious personal injury.
SUPPORT
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade
AND CLAMP WORK
[A DANGER
I
DANGER: indicates an imminently hazardous
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
situation which, if not
[A WARNING
I
WARNING: indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
[A cAunoNI
CAUTION: indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
[CAUno.
]
CAUTION: used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in property
damage.
GENERAL
SAFETY
iNSTRUCTiONS
BEFORE USING THiS POWER TOOL
Safety is a combination of common sense,
staying alert and knowing how to use your power
tool.
size to use depending on cord length and
nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the
next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge
number, the heavier the cord.
11 .WEAR PROPER APPAREL.
CAUTION
To avoid mistakes that could cause serious
injury, do not plug the tool in until you have
read and understood
the following.
entire Instruction Manual. LEARN
READ
andapplication,
become familiar
with the
the tool's
limitations
and
possible hazards.
2. KEEP GUARDS
order.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Do not wear
loose clothing, gloves, neckties,
bracelets or other jewelry which
caught in moving parts. Nonslip
recommended. Wear protective
to contain long hair.
rings,
may get
footwear is
hair covering
12.ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION. Any
O
ower tool can throw foreign objects
into the eyes and could cause
permanent eye damage. ALWAYS
wear Safety Goggles
(not glasses) that comply with ANSI Safety
standard Z87.1. Everyday eyeglasses have
only impact-resistant
lenses. They ARE NOT
safety glasses. NOTE: Glasses or goggles not
in compliance with ANSI Z87.1 could seriously
injure you when they break.
IN PLACE and in working
REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND
WRENCHES. Form the habit of checking to
see that keys and adjusting wrenches are
removed from the tool before turning ON.
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas
and benches invite accidents.
13.WEAR A FACE MASK OR DUST MASK.
DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS
ENVIRONMENTS.
Do not use power tools
in damp locations, or expose them to rain or
snow. Keep work area well lit.
14.
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors and
bystanders should be kept a safe distance
from work area.
15.DISCONNECT
7. MAKE WORKSHOP CHILD PROOF with
padlocks, master switches or by removing
starter keys.
Sawing operation produces dust.
SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a
vise to hold work when practical. It
is safer than using your hand and it
frees both hands to operate the tool.
TOOLS FROM POWER
SOURCE before servicing, and when
changing accessories such as blades, bits
and cutters.
16.REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL
STARTING. Make sure switch is in the OFF
position before plugging the tool in.
8. DO NOT FORCE THE TOOL. It will do the job
better and safer at the rate for which it was
designed.
9. USE THE RIGHT TOOL. Do not force the tool
or an attachment to do a job for which it was
not designed.
10.USE PROPER EXTENSION CORDS. Make
sure your extension cord is in good condition.
When using an extension cord, be sure to use
one heavy enough to carry the current your
product will draw. An undersized cord will
result in a drop in line voltage and in loss of
power which will cause the tool to overheat.
The table on page 7 shows the correct
17.USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES.
Consult this Instruction Manual for
recommended accessories. The use of
improper accessories
to yourself or others.
18.NEVER
may cause risk of injury
STAND ON THE TOOL. Serious
injury could occur if the tool is tipped or if the
cutting tool is unintentionally contacted.
19.CHECK
FOR DAMAGED
PARTS. Before
further use of the tool, a guard or other part
that is damaged should be carefully checked
to determine that it will operate properly and
perform its intended function - check for
alignment
ofmoving
parts,
binding
ofmoving
parts,
breakage
ofparts,
mounting
andany
other
conditions
thatmayaffect
itsoperation.
Aguard
orother
partthatisdamaged
should
beproperly
repaired
orreplaced.
20.NEVER
LEAVE THE TOOL RUNNING
UNATTENDED.
TURN THE POWER "OFF".
Do not walk away from a running tool until
the blade comes to a complete stop and the
tool is unplugged from the power source.
21. DO NOT OVERREACH. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times.
22. MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep
tools sharp and clean for best and safest
performance. Follow instructions for
lubricating and changing accessories.
23. WARNING: Dust generated from certain
materials can be hazardous to your health.
Always operate saw in well-ventilated area
and provide for proper dust removal.
24.
I,_ DANGER
]
People with electronic
devices, such as pacemakers, should consult
their physician(s) before using this product.
Operation of electrical equipment in close
proximity to a heart pacemaker could cause
interference or failure of the pacemaker.
SPECiFiC SAFETY iNSTRUCTiONS
COMPOUND MITER SAW
FOR THiS
1. DO NOT operate the miter saw until it is
completely assembled and installed according
to these instructions.
2. iF YOU ARE NOT thoroughly familiar with the
operation of miter saws, seek guidance from
your supervisor, instructor or other qualified
person.
3. ALWAYS hold the work firmly against the
fence and table. DO NOT perform any
operation free hand (use clamp wherever
possible).
4. KEEP HANDS out of the path of the saw
blade. If the workpiece you are cutting would
cause your hands to be within 8-3/4 in. of the
saw blade, the workpiece should be clamped
in place before making the cut.
5. BE SURE the blade is sharp, runs freely and
is free of vibration.
6. ALLOW the motor to come up to full speed
before starting a cut.
7. KEEP THE MOTOR AiR SLOTS CLEAN and
free of chips or dust.
8. ALWAYS MAKE SURE all handles are tight
before cutting, even if the table is positioned
in one of the positive stops.
9. BE SURE both the blade and the collar are
clean and the arbor bolt is tightened securely.
10.USE only blade collars specified for your saw.
11.NEVER use blades larger in diameter than 12
inches.
12.NEVER apply lubricants to the blade when it
is running.
1&ALWAYS check the blade for cracks or
damage before operation. Replace a cracked
or damaged blade immediately.
14.NEVER use blades recommended for
operation at less than 4200 RPM.
15.ALWAYS keep the blade guards in place and
use at all times.
16.NEVER reach around the saw blade.
17.MAKE SURE the blade is not contacting the
workpiece before the switch is turned ON.
1&IMPORTANT:
After completing the cut,
release the trigger and wait for the blade to
stop before returning the saw to the raised
position.
19.MAKE SURE the blade has come to a
complete stop before removing or securing
the workpiece, changing the workpiece angle
or changing the angle of the blade.
20. NEVER cut metals or masonry products with
this tool. This miter saw is designed for use
on wood and wood-like products.
21 .NEVER cut small pieces. If the workpiece
being cut would cause your hand or fingers
to be within 8-3/4 in. of the saw blade the
workpiece is too small.
22.PROVIDE adequate support to the sides of
the saw table for long work pieces.
23.NEVER use the miter saw in an area with
flammable liquids or gases.
24.NEVER use solvents to clean plastic parts.
Solvents could possibly dissolve or otherwise
damage the material.
25.SHUT OFF the power before servicing or
adjusting the tool.
26.DISCONNECT the saw from the power
source and clean the machine when finished
using.
27.MAKE SURE the work area is clean before
leaving the machine.
28.SHOULD any part of your miter saw be
missing, damaged, or fail in any way, or any
electrical component fail to perform properly,
lock the switch and remove the plug from
the power supply outlet. Replace missing,
damaged, or failed parts before resuming
operation.
ELECTRICAL
REQUIREMENTS
POWER SUPPLY AND MOTOR
SPECIFICATIONS
The AC motor used in this saw is a universal,
nonreversible type. See *'MOTOR" in the
*'PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS"
section on page
2.
CAUTION
To avoid electrical hazards, fire hazards,
or damage to the tool, use proper circuit
protection. Your saw is wired at the factory
for 120 V operation. Connect to a 120 V, 15
A circuit and use a 15 A time delay fuse or
circuit breaker. To avoid shock or fire, if
power cord is worn or cut, or damaged in any
way, have it replaced immediately.
ELECTRICAL
REQUIREMENTS
- cont'd
DOUBLE
INSULATED
[]
The power tool is double insulated to provide a
double thickness of insulation between you and
tool's electrical system. All exposed metal parts are
isolated from the internal metal motor components
with protecting insulation.
Replacement
parts - When
identical replacement
parts.
servicing,
use only
Polarized
plugs - This saw has a plug that looks
bike the one shown below:
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this saw has
a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other).
This pbug witI fit in a polarized outlet only one way.
If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse
the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change
the plug in any way.
CAUTION
Double insulation does not take the place of normal
safety precautions
when operating this tool.
To avoid electrocution:
1. Use only identical replacement
parts when
servicing a toot with doubbe insulation. Servicing
should be performed by a qualified technician.
2. Do not use power tools in wet or damp locations
or expose them to rain or snow.
MOTOR SAFETY
IMPORTANT
PROTECTION
To avoid motor damage, the motor should be blown
out or vacuumed
frequently to keep sawdust from
interfering with the motor ventilation.
1. Connect this saw to a 120 V circuit. This circuit
must not be less than a #12 wire with a 20 A
time lag fuse or a #14 wire with a 15 A time lag
fuse. NOTE: When using an extension cord on
a circuit with a #14 wire, the extension cord must
not exceed 25 feet in length.
2. If the motor will not start, release the trigger
switch immediately.
UNPLUG THE SAW.
Check the saw blade to make sure it turns
freely. If the blade is free, try to start the saw
again. If the motor still does not start, refer to the
TROUBLESHOOTING
GUIDE.
3. If the tool suddenly stalls while cutting wood,
release the trigger switch, unplug the tool and
free the blade from the wood. The saw may now
be started and the cut finished.
4. FUSES may "bbow" or circuit breakers may trip
frequently if:
a. MOTOR is overboaded - overloading can
occur if you feed too rapidly or make too
many start/stops in a short time.
b. LINE VOLTAGE is more than I0% above
or below the nameplate voltage rating. For
heavy loads, the voltage at motor terminals
must equal the voltage specified on the
nameplate.
c. IMPROPER or dull saw blades are used.
5. Most motor troubles may be traced to loose or
incorrect connections, overload, low voltage or
inadequate power supply wiring. Always check
the connections, the Ioad and supply circuit if the
motor doesn't run well. Check minimum gauge
for the length of cord you are using on the chart
below.
GUIDELINES
FOR EXTENSION
CORDS
Use a proper extension cord. Make sure your
extension cord is in good condition. When using an
extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough
to carry the current your product will draw. An
undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage,
resulting in loss of power and overheating.
The table
below shows the correct size to use depending
on cord length and nameplate ampere rating. If in
doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the
gauge number, the heavier the cord.
Be sure your extension
cord is properly
wired
and in good condition. Always replace a damaged
extension cord or have it repaired by a qualified
person before using it. Protect your extension cords
from sharp objects, excessive
heat and damp or wet
areas.
Use a separate
electrical
circuit
for your tools.
This circuit must not be less than a #12 wire with a
20 A time bag fuse or a #I4 wire with a 15 A time lag
fuse. NOTE: When using an extension
cord on a
circuit with a #14 wire, the extension cord must not
exceed 25 feet in length. Before connecting the tool
to the power line, make sure the switch is in the OFF
position and the electric current is rated the same
as the current stamped on the motor nameplate,
running at a lower voltage will damage the motor.
•
e"
•
O_|
'
(When using 120 volts only)
Ampere Rating
Total length of Cord
More Than
Not More Than 25ft. 50ft. 100ft. 150ft.
0
6
18
16
16
14
6
10
18
16
14
12
10
12
16
16
14
12
CAUTION:
In all cases
make
certain
the
receptacle
in question
is properly
grounded.
If you are not sure, have a certified
electrician
check the receptacle.
ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS
RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES
ACCESSORIES
Contact customer service regarding accessories
for your power tool.
CAUTION
® Use only accessories recommended for
this miter saw. Follow instructions
that
accompany
accessories.
Use of improper
accessories may cause hazards.
® The use of any cutting tool except 12 in.
saw blades which meet the requirements
under recommended accessories is
prohibited. Do not use accessories
such
as shaper cutters or dado sets. Ferrous
metal cutting and the use of abrasive
wheels is prohibited.
® Do not attempt to modify this tool or
create accessories not recommended
for
use with this tool. Any such alteration or
modification is misuse and could result in
a hazardous condition
serious injury.
leading to possible
TOOLS NEEDED FOR ASSEMBLY
Supplied
Blade Wrench
Not supplied
Adjustable
Wrench
Hex Key
Combination
Square
Phillips Screwdriver
Slotted Screwdriver
CAUTION
To avoid the risk of personal injury, do not
modify this power tool or use accessories
not
recommended
by customer service.
CAUTION
Read warnings and conditions
on your
CARBIDE TIPPED SAW BLADE. Do not
operate the saw without the proper saw
blade guard in place. Carbide is a very hard
but brittle material. Care should be taken
while mounting, using, and storing carbide
tipped blades to prevent accidental damage.
Slight shocks, such as striking the tip while
handling, can seriously damage the blade.
Foreign objects in the workpiece,
such as
wire or nails, can also cause tips to crack
or break off. Before using, always visually
examine the blade and tips for bent blade,
cracks, breakage, missing or loose tips,
or other damage. Do not use if damage is
suspected. Failure to heed safety instructions
and warnings can result in serious bodily
injury.
CARTON
CONTENTS
UNPACKING
YOUR
MITER SAW
CAUTION
If any part is missing or damaged, do not
attempt to assemble the miter saw, or plug in
the power cord until the missing or damaged
part is correctly replaced, To avoid electric
shock, use only identical replacement parts
when servicing double insulated tools,
CAUTION
To avoid injury from unexpected starting or
electrical shock, do not plug the power cord
into a source of power during unpacking and
assembly, This cord must remain unplugged
whenever you are working on the saw,
TABLE OF PARTS
iTEM DESCRiPTiON
A
Miter saw
1. Remove the miter saw from the carton.
iMPORTANT: Do not lift miter saw by
the trigger switch handle. It may cause
misalignment. Lift machine by the built-in
carry handle.
2. Place the saw on a secure stationary work
surface.
3. Separate all parts from the packing material.
Check each one with the illustration to make
certain all items are accounted for, before
discarding any packing material.
QUANTITY
1
B
Arm bracket
2
C
Flat washer
4
D
Lock knob
4
E
Hold-down clamp lock knob
2
F
Power cord storage clip
2
G
2
H
Power cord stroage clip
mounting hardware
Blade wrench
I
Dust bag
1
J
Hold-down clamp
1
1
C
D
H
G
E
I
J
Upper
blade
guard
Carry
handle
Switch
handle
Carry
handle
ON/OFF
trigger
switch
Bevel
Bevel
scale
Hold-down
clamp
Sliding
Left extension
Right extension
Lower blade guard
Miter lock handle
win(
Turntable
Left support
Arm
Mounting holes
Hold-down
Stop Knob
Laser on/off switch
Latch
Slide carriage
L
Belt
Quick-cam
Slide carriage lock
handle
miter table lock
Right support
Table insert
10
wing
AMPERAGE
(AMPS)
- Ameasure
oftheflow
of
electric
current.
Higher
ratings
generally
means
the
toolissuited
forheavier
use.
POSITIVE STOP LOCKING LEVER - Locks the
miter saw at a preset positive stop for the desired
miter angle.
ARBOR LOCK - Allows the user to keep the blade
from rotating while tightening or loosening the arbor
bolt during blade replacement
or removal.
SWmTCHHANDLE - The switch handle contains
the trigger switch. The blade is lowered into the
workpiece by pushing down on the handle. The saw
will return to its upright position when the handle is
released.
BASE
allows
- Supports the table, holds accessories
for workbench or leg set mounting.
BEVEL LOCKING
HANDLE
at a desired bevel angle.
BEVEL SCALE - To measure
saw blade 0 ° to 45 ° left.
and
WARNING
LABELS - Read and understand for
your own safety. Make sure all labels are present
machine and legible.
- Locks the miter saw
the bevel angle
of the
WRENCH
STORAGE
- Convenient
storage
prevent misplacing the blade wrench.
CARBIDE TIPPED - Extremely hard steel pieces
with sharp cutting edges fastened to cutting tools
such as saw blades.
on
to
WOODWORKING TERMS
ARBOR- The shafton which a bladeis mounted.
COVER PLATE SCREW - Loosen this screw and
rotate the plate for access to the blade arbor bolt.
BEVEL CUT - An angle cut made through the face
of the workpiece.
DOUBLE-INSULATED - A form of electrical
protection featuring two separate insulation systems
to help protect against electrical shock.
COMPOUND CUT - An angted cut to both the edge
and face of a board, most common use is with crown
molding.
EXTENSION CORD - AN electric cord used
between power tools and outlets to extend the range
of the tools. The more amerage your tool uses, the
longer the distance, the larger the size of the wire
needed in your extension cord.
CROSS CUT - A cut which runs across the board
perpendicular to the grain.
FREEHAND - Performing a cut without using a
fence (guide), hold down or other proper device
to prevent the workpiece from twisting during the
cutting operation.
EYE PROTECTION - Goggles or spectacles
intended to protect your eyes. Eye protection should
meet the requirements of ANSI Z.87.1 (USA) or CSA
Z94.3-M88 (Canada).
HEEL - Misalignment of the blade.
FACE SHIELD - An impact resistant shield that
helps to protect your face from chips, sparks, small
debris. Should only be used in conjunction with
additional eye protection.
KERF - The width of a saw cut, determined by the
thickness and set of the blade.
KICKBACK
- sudden and unintended
movement
of the tool or workpiece.
It is typically caused by
binding or pinching of the workpiece
FENCE - Helps to keep the workpiece from moving
when sawing. Scaled to assist with accurate cutting.
GUARD - Protective devise that forms a barrier
between a hazardous object such as a blade, wheel
or cutter and the operator.
MITER CUT - A miter is a type of joint where the two
parts to be joined are cut at an angle, and typically
the finished joint forms a 90-degree angle. Also
commonly spelled "mitre".
HOLD DOWN LATCH - Locks the miter saw in
the lowered position for compact storage and
transportation.
REVOLUTIONS
PER MINUTE (RPM) - The number
of turns completed
by a spinning object in one
minute.
INSTRUCTION OR OWNER'S MANUAL - Booklet
accompanying your power tool that describes the
hazards and safe operation procedures, outlines
basic tool operation, care and maintenance.
SAW BLADE PATH - The area of the workpiece or
table top directly in line with the travel of the blade or
the part of the workpiece which will be cut.
SET - The distance between two saw blade tips,
bent outward in opposite directions to each other.
The further apart the tips are, the greater the set.
MITER HANDLE - Used to rotate the table, and to
rotate the saw to a right or left cutting position.
MITER SCALE - Measures the miter angle 0° to
45 ° left and right.
MOUNTING HOLES - To mount the miter saw to a
stable surface.
THIN-KERF BLADE = Thinner than normal blades,
remove less material, smaller kerfs (between .065
and .070). Blade thinness also may increase the
heat generated while cutting.
ON/OFF TRIGGER
SWITCH
squeeze the trigger. Release
the miter saw.
WORKPIECE - The wood being cut. The surfaces
of a workpiece are commonly referred to as faces,
ends and edges.
- To start the tool,
the trigger to turn off
11
ESTIMATED
ASSEMBLY
TIME: 10~15
MINUTES
CAUTION
To avoid injury, do not connect this miter
saw to the power source until it is completely
assembled and adjusted, and you have read
and understood this Operator's Manual.
UNLOCKING THE SLIDE CARRIAGE (FIG. 1)
After removing the saw from the carton, loosen
the slide carriage lock handle (1). When
transporting or storing the miter saw, the slide
carriage should always be locked in position. The
slide carriage lock handle (1)is located on the
right side of the slide carriage.
2. Push the hold-down latch (2) into the locking
hole.
IMPORTANT: To avoid damage, never carry the
miter saw by the switch handle, the cutting arm
or the miter handle. ALWAYS use the designated
carrying handle located on the top of the
machine.
INSTALLING THE DUST BAG (FIG. 3)
1. Squeeze the metal collar wings (2) of the dust
bag (1).
2. Place the dust bag neck opening around the
exhaust port (3), and release the metal collar
wings.
1
Fig. 3
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\
Fig. 1
SWITCH HEAD (FIG. 2)
Raising
1. Push down slightly on the switch handle (1).
2. Pull out the hold-down latch (2).
3. Allow the switch head to rise to the up
position.
CAUTION
To avoid injury and damage to the saw,
transport or store the miter saw with the
switch head locked in the down position.
Never use the hold down latch to hold the
switch head in a down position for cutting
operations.
3
To empty the dust bag, squeeze the metal collar
and remove from exhaust port. Open zipper on
underside of bag and empty into waste container.
INSTALLING THE ARM BRACKETS FOR
EXTENSION WINGS (FIG. 4)
1. Place one flat washer (1) onto one lock knob (2),
insert through the arm bracket (3) and thread
into the extension wing. Repeat for second lock
knob.
2. Thread the extension wing lock knob (4) into
the threaded hole in the base (5) to lock the
extension wing into place.
3. Repeat steps 1 through 2 for left side extension
wing.
NOTE: The arm brackets serve two purposes: To
act as a stop block for repetitive cuts and to level
the workpiece when the extension wings are fully
extended for additional work support.
Fig. 2
Fig. 4
2
Locking
When transporting or storing the miter saw, the
switch head should always be locked in the down
position.
1. Push the switch head down to its lowest
position.
3
1
iNSTALLiNG THE SAFETY HOLD=DOWN
CLAMP (FIG. 5)
1. Place the hold-down clamp assembly (1) in
one of the mounting holes (2).
2. Thread the hold-down clamp knob (3) into the
holes located at the rear of the saw base.
CAUTION
To avoid injury, disconnect the plug from
the power source before performing any
adjustments
or repair.
NOTE: Your miter saw was adjusted at the
factory. However, during shipment slight
misalignment may have occurred. Check the
following settings and adjust if necessary prior to
using this miter saw.
3. Tighten the hold-down clamp knob (3).
Fig. 5
REMOVING AND INSTALLING
INSERT (FIG. 8)
THE TABLE
CAUTION
To avoid injury:
® Always unplug the saw to avoid accidental
starting. Remove all small pieces of
material from the table cavity before
performing any cuts. The table insert
may be removed for this purpose, but
always reattach the table insert prior to
performing a cutting operation.
® Do not start the sliding compound miter saw
without checking for interference
between
the blade and table insert. Damage could
result to the blade, table insert or turntable
if blade strike occurs during the cutting
operation.
POWER CORD STORAGE CLIPS (FIG. 6)
For convenience and to prevent damage to the
power cord when the miter saw is not in use or is
in transportation, the slide carriage has two clips
on the rear for cord storage. To assembly these
clips:
1. To remove, loosen and remove the six screws
(1) on the table inserts (2) with a Phillips
screwdriver and remove the insert.
2. To install, reposition the table inserts, install
the six screws and tighten.
3. Check for blade clearance by moving the slide
carriage through the full motion of the blade in
the table slot.
1. Attach each power cord storage clip (2) to the
rear of slide-bar seat with one mounting screw
(1).
Fig. 6
Fig. 8
SAW BLADE WRENCH (FIG. 7)
For convenient storage and prevention of loss,
there is a clip (1) located at the left rear foot of
the base for storing the blade wrench (2).
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MOUNTING
THE MITER SAW (FIG. 9, 10)
Fig. 10
CAUTION
To avoid injury form unexpected saw
movement:
® Disconnect the power cord from the outlet,
and lock the switch head in the lower
position using the stop latch.
® Lock the slide carriage in place by
tightening the slide carriage lock knob.
® To avoid back injury, lift the saw by using
the designated carrying handles located
on the top of the machine. When lifting,
bend at your knees, not from your back.
® Never carry the miter saw by the power
cord or by the switch handle. Carrying the
tool by the power cord could cause damage
to the insulation or the wire connections
resulting in electric shock or fire.
® To avoid injury from flying debris, do not
allow visitors to stand near the saw during
any cutting operation.
® Support the saw on a level work surface.
® Bolt or clamp the saw to its support.
3. Rubber washer
4. Flat washer
1
5.
6.
7.
8.
Workbench
Flat washer
Lockwasher
Hex nut
9. Jam nut
5
Fig. 11
_,'_
_'
@
"
6
7
8
9
NOTE: Mounting hardware is not included with
this tool. Bolts, nuts, washers, & screws must be
purchased separately.
2.
13)
Blade (Fig. 11,12,
1. Unplug the saw from the outlet.
2. Raise the miter saw to the upright position.
3. Raise the lower clear plastic blade guard (1) to
the uppermost position. (Fig. 11 )
4. While holding the lower blade guard, loosen
the cover plate screw (2) with a Phillips
screwdriver.
5. Rotate the cover plate (3) to expose the arbor
bolt (4-Fig. 13).
6. Place the blade end wrench over the arbor bolt.
Fig. 9
3
4
THE BLADE
Removing
CAUTION
® To avoid injury from an accidental start,
make sure the switch is in the OFF
position and plug is not connected to the
power source outlet,
® Only use a 124rich diameter
blade.
Mounting instructions
1. For stationary use, place the saw in the
desired location, directly on a workbench
where there is room for handling and proper
support of the workpiece. The base of the saw
has four mounting holes. Bolt the base of the
miter saw (1) to the work surface (5), using
the fastening method as shown in Fig 9.
1. Miter saw base
2. Hex head bolt
REMOVING OR INSTALLING
Locate the arbor lock (5) on the motor, below
the belt cover. (Fig. 12)
8. Press the arbor lock, holding it in firmly while
turning the blade clockwise. The arbor lock
will then engage and lock the arbor. Continue
to hold the arbor lock, while turning the
wrench clockwise to loosen the arbor bolt.
7.
For portable use, place the saw
Jon a 3/4" thick piece of plywood.
Bolt the base of the miter saw
securely to the plywood using the mounting
holes on the base. Use C-clamps to clamp
this mounting board to a stable work surface
at the worksite. (Fig. 10)
14
Fig.12
holding the lower blade guard, tighten the
screw with a Phillips screwdriver. (Fig. 11)
NOTE: The lower blade guard must be raised
to the upright position to access the cover
plate screw.
6. Lower the clear retractable blade guard (1)
and verify the operation of the guard does not
bind or stick (Fig. 11 ).
7. Be sure the arbor lock is released so the
blade turns freely by spinning the blade until
the arbor lock disengages.
CAUTION
® To avoid injury, never use the saw without
the cover plate secure in place, it keeps the
arbor bolt from falling out if it accidentally
loosens, and helps prevent the spinning
blade from coming off the saw,
® Make sure the collars are clean and
properly arranged. Lower the blade into
the table and check for any contact with
the metal base or the turn table,
9. Remove
thearbor
bolt(4),thecollar
(6),and
theblade
(7).Donotremove
theinner
blade
collar.
(Fig.13)
10.Raise
thelower
clear
plastic
blade
guard
(1)
totheupright
position
toremove
theblade.
(Fig.11)
NOTE:
Payattention
tothepieces
removed,
noting
their
position
anddirection
theyface.
Wipe
the
blade
collars
clean
ofanysawdust
before
installingBEVEL STOP ADJUSTMENTS
anew
blade.
Also,
the12"blade
hasa1"arbor
hole (FIG, 14, 15, 16, 17)
witha5/8"reducer
tomount
onto
thesaw.
CAUTION
Fig.13
To avoid injury from unexpected starting or
electrical shock, make sure the trigger is
released and remove the power cord from the
power
4
INSTALLING
BLADE (FIG. 11,12,
source,
90°(0 °) Bevel adjustment
(Fig. 14)
1. Loosen bevel lock handle (2) and tilt the
cutting arm while pushing in the bevel detent
pin (1) in against the 0 ° bevel stop. Tighten the
bevel lock handle.
2. Place a combination square on the miter table
with the rule against the table and heel of the
square against the saw blade.
3. If the blade is not 0° to the miter table, loosen
the four adjustment bolts (3) at the rear of
the unit with a 5 mm hex wrench. Unlock the
bevel lock handle (2) and adjust the cutting
arm zero degrees to the table. Tighten the
bevel lock handle and the four adjustment
bolts after alignment is achieved.
13)
CAUTION
Un=piug the miter saw before changing/
installing the blade,
1. install a 12 in. blade with a 5/8 in. arbor (or a
1 in. arbor with a 5/8 in. reducer) making sure
the rotation arrow on the blade matches the
clockwise rotation arrow on the upper guard,
and the blade teeth are pointing downward.
2. Place the collar (6) against the blade and on
the arbor. Thread the arbor bolt (4) on the
arbor in a counterclockwise direction. (Fig. 13)
IMPORTANT: Make sure the flats of the blade
collars are engaged with the flats on the arbor
shaft. Also, the flat-side of the collar must be
placed against the blade.
3. Place the blade wrench on the arbor bolt.
4. Press the arbor lock (5), holding it in firmly
while turning the blade counterclockwise. When
it engages, continue to press the arbor lock in,
while tightening the arbor bolt securely. (Fig. 12)
5. Rotate the cover plate (3) back to its original
position until the slot in the cover plate
engages with the cover plate screw (2). While
Fig. 14
\
15
Bevel
Scale
indicators (Fig. 15)
1. When the blade is exactly 90o(0 °) to the table,
loosen the bevel indicator screws (1) using a
#2 Phillips screwdriver.
2. Adjust bevel indicators (2) to the "0" mark (3) on
the bevel scab and retighten the screws.
45 ° Right Bevel Positive Stop Adjustment
(Fig. 17)
1. Set the miter angle to zero degrees. Fully
extend the sliding fence completely to the right
then pull the bevel detent pin (1) toward the
front of the machine. NOTE: When retracting
the bevel detent pin, it may be required to
shift the miter saw upper arm assembly to the
left/rig ht.
2. Loosen the bevel lock handle (2) and tilt the
cutting arm completely to the right.
3. Using a combination square, check to see if
the blade is 45 ° to the table.
Fig, 15
NOTE: View from
4. To adjust, tilt the cutting arm to zero degrees,
loosen the Iocknut (3) and turn the bolt (4)in
or out accordingly.
5. Tilt the cutting arm back to the right and
recheck alignment.
6. Repeat steps until the blade is 45 ° to the
table. Once alignment is achieved, tighten the
Iocknut (3) to secure the positive stop bolt.
left front of machine
45 ° Left Bevel Positive Stop Adjustment
(Fig. 16)
1. Set the miter angle to zero degrees. Fully
extend the sliding fence completely to the left
then pull the bevel detent pin (1) toward the
front of the machine. NOTE: When retracting
the bevel detent pin, it may be required to
shift the miter saw upper arm assembly to the
left/right.
2. Loosen the bevel lock handle (2) and tilt the
cutting arm completely to the left.
3. Using a combination square, check to see if
the blade is 45 ° to the table.
Fig, 17
4. To adjust, tilt the cutting arm to zero degrees,
loosen the Iocknut (3) and turn the bolt (4) in
or out accordingly.
5. Tilt the cutting arm back to the left and
recheck alignment.
6. Repeat steps until the blade is 45 ° to the
table. Once alignment is achieved, tighten the
Iocknut (3) to secure the positive stop bolt.
NOTE: View from front of machine
33,9 ° Left & Right Bevel adjustment (Fig. 18)
1. Set the miter angle to zero degree. Fully
extend both sliding fences.
2. Loosen the bevel lock handle and tilt cutting
arm to the 33.9 ° left bevel positive stop by
pushing in on the bevel detent pin toward the
rear of the machine.
/
3.
Using a combination square, check to see if
the blade is 33.9 ° to the table.
4.
To adjust, turn the screw in or out with a
wrench (from the locations shown below)
until the blade is 33.9 ° to the table. (Fig. 18)
Repeat steps for the right bevel 33.9 ° bevel
adjustment.
5.
NOTE: View from
front of machine
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Fig,18
ADJUSTING FENCE SQUARENESS (FIG. 20)
1. Loosen the four fence locking bolts (1).
2. Lower the cutting arm and lock in position.
3. Using a square (3), lay the heel of the square
against the blade and the ruler against the
fence (2) as shown.
4. Adjust the fence 90 ° to the blade and tighten
the four fence locking bolts.
CAUTION: If the saw has not been used
recently, recheck blade squareness to the
fence and readjust if needed.
5. After fence has been aligned, using a scrap
piece of wood, make a cut at 90° then check
squareness on the piece. Readjust if necessary.
For33.9
°leftbevel
positive
stop
adjustment,
insert
wrench
here
.j._4
Fig. 20
1
............
. For 33.9 ° right bevel
positive stop adjustment,
insert wrench here
MITER ANGLE ADJUSTMENT (FIG. 19)
The sliding compound miter saw scale can be
easily read, showing miter angles from
O° to 45 ° to the left, and 0° to 45 ° to the right. The
miter saw table has nine of the most common
angle setttings with positive stops at O°, 15°,
22.5 °, 31.6 °, and 45 °. These positive stops
position the blade at the desired angle quickly
and accurately. Follow the process below for
quickest and most accurate adjustments.
1. Lift up on the miter quick lock (1) to unlock the
table.
ii iJ
POSITIVE STOP MITER ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
(FIG. 21 )
1. Unlock the miter table by lifting up on the
quick-cam miter table lock (1).
2. While raising the positive stop locking lever
(2) up, grasp the miter handle and rotate the
miter table left or right to the desired angle.
3. Release the positive stop locking lever and
set the miter at the desired angle making
sure the lever snaps into place. NOTE: The
lever will only lock into place at one of the ten
positive stops.
4. Once angle is achieved, press down on the
quick-cam miter table lock (1).
2. Move the turntable while lifting up on the
positive stop locking lever (4) to align
the indicator (2) to the desired degree
measurement.
3. Lock the table into position by pressing down
on the miter quick lock (1).
Quick=cam Miter Table Lock Operation (Fig. 21)
If miter angles required are NOT one of the ten
positive stops noted above, the miter table can
be locked at any angle between these positive
stops by using the Miter Quick-Cam table lock.
1. Unlock the miter table by lifting up on the
miter quick-cam table lock (1).
2. While holding the positive stop locking lever
(2) up, grasp the miter handle and move the
miter table left or right to the desired angle.
3. Release the positive stop locking lever.
4. Press down on the Miter Quick-Cam locking
lever (1) until it locks the miter table in place.
NOTE: The miter Quick-Cam locking lever
should lock the table and prevent it from
moving. If adjustment is needed, see next step.
Miter Scale indicator (Fig. 19)
1. Move the table to the 0 ° positive stop.
2. Loosen the screw (3) that holds the indicator
with a screwdriver.
3. Adjust the indicator (2) to the O° mark and
retighten screw.
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QUICK-CAM MITER TABLE LOCK
ADJUSTMENT (FIG. 21)
1. Press down and lock the miter quick-cam
table lock.
Fig. 22
2. Using a 13 mm wrench, turn the stop nut (4) to
the left as shown to extend the locking arm
against the base of the miter saw.
3. Test the quick cam miter lock to verify it locks
the table into position securely.
4. Turn the lock nut (3) to the right as shown to
lock the miter locking mechanism into place.
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THE LASER GUIDE (FIG. 23)
1. To turn laser on, press on/off rocker switch (1)
to "ON" position.
2. To turn off laser, press on/off rocker switch to
"OFF" position.
Fig. 21
Fig. 23
3
4
SETTING CUTTING DEPTH (FIG. 22)
The depth of cut can be preset for even and
repetitive shallow cuts.
1. Adjust the switch head down (See SWITCH
HEAD section) until the teeth of the blade are
at the desired depth.
2. While holding the upper arm in that position,
turn the stop knob (1) until it touches the stop
plate (2).
3. Recheck the blade depth by moving the
switch head front to back through the full
motion of a typical cut along the control arm.
THE LASER BEAM
Your tool is equipped with the Laser guide using
Class II laser beam. The laser beam will enable
to preview the saw blade path on the stock to be
cut before starting the miter saw. This laser guide
is powered by the transformed alternating current
supply directly through the power lead. The saw
must be connected to the power source and the
laser on/off switch must be turned on for the laser
line to show.
Adjusting Cutting Depth (Fig. 22)
The maximum depth travel of the switch head
was set at the factory. Check to see that the
blade does not extend more than 1/4 in. below
the table insert, and does not touch the control
arm throat or any part of the base or table, if the
maximum depth needs readjusting:
1. Loosen the stop knob (1) while moving the
switch head down until the blade extends just
1/4 in. below the table insert.
2. Adjust the stop knob (1) to touch the stop
plate (2).
3. Recheck the blade depth by moving the
switch head front to back through the full
motion of a cut along the control arm. if the
blade touches the inside of the control arm,
readjust the setting.
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CAUTION
THE UPFRONT SUPPORTS ADJUSTMENT
(FIG. 45, 46)
Wide pieces need upfront supports (1).
1. Rotate the two upfront supports (1) toward
the rear of the saw.
AVOID DIRECT EYE CONTACT
® Laser radiated when laser guide is turned
on, Avoid direct eye contact. Always un=
plug the miter saw from power source
before making any adjustments,
® Laser Warning Label: Max output <1roW
DIODE LASER: 630-670nm, Complies with
21CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11.
Fig. 45
MAXOUtPUt_ ,mw OJO0__S_R _30670_m
LASER
_.50
CLASS
RAOIA_FION
*1LASER
PROOUCT
® NOTE: All the adjustments for the operation
of this machine have been completed at the
factory.
® CAUTION-Use of controls or adjustments
or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
® CAUTION-The use of optical instruments
with this product will increase eye hazard.
® Do not attempt to repair or disassemble
the laser, if unqualified
persons attempt
to repair this laser product, serious injury
may result. Any repair required on this
laser product should be performed by
authorized service center personnel.
SLiDiNG THE REAR EXTENSION
NOTE: These supports
(1) should be
placed into the 0 position as shown in
Fig. 46 before transporting.
1
SUPPORT
BAR (FIG. 24)
CAUTION
To avoid possible personal injury or damage
to the miter saw due to tipping, do not
operate the saw without the Rear Extension
Support Bar.
Loosen the two screws (1) and extend the rear
extension support bar (2) by sliding it out to
match position, tighten the two screws.
Fig. 24
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SAFETY iNSTRUCTiONS
OPERATION
FOR BASIC SAW
®
BEFORE USING THE MITER SAW
®
CAUTION
To avoid mistakes that could cause serious,
permanent injury, do not plug the tool in until
the following
steps are completed:
® Completely assemble and adjust the saw,
following the instructions. (ASSEMBLY AND
ADJUSTMENTS)
® Learn the use and function of the ON/OFF
®
®
switch, upper and lower blade guards, hold
down latch, bevel lock handle and cover plate
screws.
® Review and understand all safety instructions
and operating procedures in this Instruction
Manual. (SAFETY & OPERATIONS)
® Review the MAINTENANCE and
TROUBLESHOOTING
any way, or any electrical parts don't work,
turn the saw off and unplug it.
Replace bent, damaged, missing or defective
parts before using the saw again.
Maintain tools with care. Keep the miter
saw clean for best and safest performance.
Follow instructions for lubricating. Do not put
lubricants on the blade while it is spinning.
Remove adjusting wrench from the tool before
turning it on.
To avoid injury from jams, slips, or thrown
pieces, use only recommended accessories.
RECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES
® Consult the ACCESSORIES and
ATTACHMENTS section of this Instruction
Manual for recommended accessories. Follow
the instructions that come with the accessory.
The use of improper accessories may cause
risk of injury to persons.
® Choose the correct 12 in. diameter blade for
GUIDE for your miter
saw.
® To avoid injury or possible death from
electrical shock:
the material and the type of cutting you plan
to do.
Make sure your fingers do not touch the
plug's metal prongs when plugging or
unplugging your miter saw. (ELECTRICAL
REQUIREMENTS AND SAFETY)
® Make sure the blade is sharp, undamaged
and properly aligned. With the saw
unplugged, push the cutting arm all the way
down. Manually spin the blade and check for
clearance. Tilt the power-head to a 45 ° bevel
and repeat the test.
® Make sure the blade and arbor collars are
clean.
BEFORE EACH USE INSPECT YOUR SAW.
® Disconnect the miter saw. To avoid injury
from accidental starting, unplug the saw
before any adjustments, including set-up and
blade changes.
® Compare the direction of rotation arrow
on the guard to the direction arrow on the
blade. The blade teeth should always point
downward at the front of the saw.
® Make sure all clamps and locks are tight and
there is no excessive play in any parts.
KEEP YOUR WORK AREA CLEAN
Cluttered
areas
and benches
invite accidents.
CAUTION
® Tighten the arbor bolt.
® Tighten the cover plate screw.
® Check for damaged parts. Check for:
® Alignment of moving parts
® Damaged electric cords
® Binding of moving parts
® Mounting holes
® Function of arm return spring and lower
guard: Push the cutting arm all the way
down, then let it rise until it stops. The
lower guard should fully close. Follow
instructions in TROUBLESHOOTING
To avoid burns or other fire damage, never
use the miter saw near flammable liquids,
vapors, or gases.
® Plan ahead to protect your eyes, hands, face
and ears.
® Know your miter saw. Read and understand
the instruction Manual and labels affixed to
the tool. Learn its application and limitations
as well as the specific potential hazards
peculiar to this tool. To avoid injury from
accidental contact with moving parts, do not
do layout, assembly, or setup work on the
miter saw while any parts are moving.
® Avoid accidental starting, make sure the
trigger switch is disengaged before plugging
the miter saw into a power outlet.
GUIDE for adjustment if necessary.
Other conditions that may affect the way
the miter saw works.
® Keep all guards in place, in working order and
proper adjustment, if any part of this miter
saw is missing, bent, damaged or broken in
®
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PLAN
YOUR
WORK
®Usetheright
tool.Don't
force
atoolor
attachment
todoajobitwasnotdesigned
todo.Useadifferent
toolforanyworkpiece
thatcan'tbeheldinasolidly
braced,
fixed
position.
CAUTION:
Thismachine
is not designed for
cutting masonry, masonry products, ferrous
metals (steel, iron, and iron=based metals.)
Use this miter saw to cut only wood, woodlike products, or non=ferrous metals. Other
material may shatter, bind the blade, or create
other dangers. Remove all nails that may be
in the workpiece to prevent sparking that
could cause a fire. Remove dust bag when
cutting non=ferrous metals.
USE EXTRA CAUTION WITH LARGE OR ODD
SHAPED WORKPIECES.
® Use extra supports (tables, sawhorses,
blocks, etc.) for workpieces large enough to
tip.
® Never use another person as a substitute for
a table extension, or as an additional support
for a workpiece that is longer or wider than
the basic miter saw table, or to help feed,
support, or pull the workpiece.
® Do not use this saw to cut small pieces. If the
workpiece being cut would cause your hand
or fingers to be within 8-3/4 inches of the saw
blade the workpiece is too small. Keep hands
and fingers out of the "no hands zone" area
marked on the saws table.
® When cutting odd shaped workpieces, plan
your work so it will not bind in the blade and
cause possible injury. Molding, for example,
must lie flat or be held by a fixture or jig that
will not let it move when cut.
® Properly support round material such as
dowel rods, or tubing, which have a tendency
to roll when cut, causing the blade to "bite".
DRESS FOR SAFETY
Any power tool can throw foreign
objects into the eyes. This can result
in permanent eye damage. Everyday
O
®
®
®
®
®
®
workpiece, fence and table that will let the
workpiece shift after it is cut.
® Keep the cut off piece free to move sideways
after it is cut off. Otherwise, it could get
wedged against the blade and thrown
violently.
® Only the workpiece should be on the saws
table.
® Secure work. Use clamps or a vise to help
hold the work when it's practical.
yeglasses
havenotonly
impact
resistant
lenses
and are
safety
glasses.
Glasses or goggles not in compliance
with ANSI Z87.1 could seriously injure
you when they break.
Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties
or jewelry (rings, watches). They can get
caught and draw you into moving parts.
Wear non-slip footwear.
Tie back long hair.
Roll long sleeves above the elbow.
Noise levels vary widely. To avoid possible
hearing damage, wear ear plugs when using
any miter saw.
For dusty operations, wear a dust mask along
with safety goggles.
CAUTION
To avoid injury, follow all applicable safety
instructions, when cutting non=ferrous
metals:
® Use only saw blades specifically
recommended for non-ferrous metal cutting.
® Do not cut metal workpieces that must be
hand held. Clamp workpieces securely.
® Cut non-ferrous metals only if you are under
the supervision of an experienced person and
the dust bag has been removed from the saw.
INSPECT YOUR WORKPIECE
Make sure there are no nails or foreign objects in
the part of the workpiece being cut.
Plan your work to avoid small pieces that may
bind, or that are too small to clamp and get a
solid grasp on. Plan the way you will grasp the
workpiece from start to finish. Avoid awkward
operations and hand positions. A sudden slip
could cause your fingers or hand to move into
the blade.
WHEN SAW IS RUNNING
DO NOT OVER-REACH
CAUTION
Do not allow familiarity from frequent use of
your miter saw to result in a careless mistake,
A careless fraction of a second is enough to
cause a severe injury.
Before cutting, if the saw makes an unfamiliar
noise or vibrates, stop immediately, Turn the
saw OFF, Unplug the saw, Do not restart until
finding and correcting the problem,
Keep good footing and balance. Keep your face
and body to one side, out of the line of a possible
kickback. NEVER stand in the line of the blade.
Never cut freehand:
® Brace your workpiece firmly against the fence
and table stop so it will not rock or twist during
the cut.
® Make sure there is no debris between the
workpiece and the table or fence.
® Make sure there are no gaps between the
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BODY AND HAND POSiTiON
BASIC SAW OPERATIONS
(FIG. 25)
CAUTION
For your convenience,
your saw has a blade
brake. The brake is not a safety device. Never
rely on it to replace the proper use of the
guard on your saw. If the blade doesn't stop
within approximately
10 seconds, wait for the
blade to stop, unplug the saw and contact
customer service.
CAUTION
area. Proper positioning of your body
Neverhands
placewhen
hands
near the the
cutting
and
operating
miter
saw will make cutting easier and
safer. Keep children away, Keep all
visitors at a safe distance from the
miter saw, Make sure bystanders
are
clear of the saw and workpiece. Do
not force the saw, it will do the job
better and safer at its designed rate,
TO TURN SAW ON (FIG. 26)
Squeeze the trigger switch (1) to turn the miter
saw ON. Release the trigger switch to turn the
saw OFF.
Starting a cut:
® Place hands at least 8-3/4 in. away from the
path of the blade = out of the "no-hands zone
(1)'. (Fig. 25)
® Hold workpiece firmly against the fence to
prevent movement toward the blade.
® With the power switch OFF, bring the saw
blade down to the workpiece to see the
cutting path of the blade.
® Squeeze trigger switch to start saw.
® Lower blade into workpiece with a firm
downward motion.
NOTE: Make the ON/OFF switch childproof.
Insert a padlock, or chain with padlock, through
the holes (2) in the trigger switch, locking the
tool's switch, preventing children and other
unauthorized users from turning the machine on.
The miter saw is equipped with an automatic
blade brake. When the trigger switch is released,
the electric blade brake will stop the blade within
approximately 10 seconds.
Finishing a cut:
® Hold the cutting arm in the down position.
® Release trigger switch and wait for all moving
parts to stop before moving your hands and
raising the cutting arm.
® If the blade doesn't stop within 10 seconds,
unplug the saw and follow the instructions in
TROUBLESHOOTING
GUIDE section.
Fig. 26
Before freeing jammed material:
® Release trigger switch.
® Wait for all moving parts to stop.
® Unplug the miter saw.
CAUTION
To avoid injury, after completing a cut and
releasing the trigger switch, allow the blade
brake to activate and stop the blade before
raising the cutting head.
Fig. 25
CAUTION
To avoid injury, check and tighten
bolt periodically.
BEFORE
®
®
No-Hand Zone (1)
-i
8-3/4 in.
22
the arbor
LEAVING THE SAW
Never leave tool running unattended. Turn
power OFF. Wait for all moving parts to stop.
Make workshop childproof. Lock the shop.
Disconnect master switches. Store tool away
from children and other unqualified users.
SLiDiNG FENCE & REMOVE SLiDiNG FENCE
(FIG. 27)
SLIDING CARRIAGE SYSTEM (FIG. 29)
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of injury, return carriage
to the full rear position after each crosscut
operation.
1. For a chop cutting operations on small
workpieces, slide the switch head assembly
completely toward the rear of the unit and
tighten the carriage lock handle (1).
2. To cut wide boards up to 12-1/4 in., the
carriage lock handle should be loosened to
allow the switch head to slide freely.
Sliding Fence
CAUTION
The sliding fence must be extended when
making any bevel cut. Failure to extend the
sliding fence will not allow enough space for
the blade to pass through which could result
in serious injury. At extreme miter or bevel
angles the saw blade may also contact the
fence.
CAUTION
The right side sliding fence must be removed
when making any right bevel angle cuts
greater than 35o in combination with any
right hand miter angle. This fence must also
be removed whenever a 45 obevel angle is
desired with a miter angle greater than 22.5 °,
1,
2.
Fig, 29
Unlock the fence cam locking lever (1) by
pushing it toward the rear of the machine.
Extend the fence (2) by sliding it out to match
the degree of the bevel cut. Lock the fence
cam locking lever by pushing it IN toward
the fence. NOTE: When transporting the
saw, always secure the sliding fence in the
collapsed position (toward the saw blade).
2
SLIDE CARRIAGE ADJUSTMENT
(FIG. 29, 29=1)
CAUTION
For your own safety, never connect the plug
to power source outlet until all the adjustment
steps are complete and you have read and
understood
the safety and operational
instructions.
1. Remove the slide cover (7) by loosening the
four screws (2), two on each side. (Fig. 29)
2. Loosen the two nuts (3) by using an open
end wrench (4). (Fig. 29-1)
NOTE: Do not remove the nuts (3), just loosen.
3. Slightly loosen the two screws (6) by using a
T-wrench (5). (Fig. 29-1)
4. Slide the saw on the rails, if the operation is
still tight, loosen the two screws more.
NOTE: Do not loosen the two screws too much.
5. Once you have the slide moving to the
desired feel, tighten the two nuts (3).
6. Replace the slide cover (7) and tighten the
four screws (2). (Fig. 29)
REMOVING OR iNSTALLiNG THE SLiDiNG
FENCE
Removing (Fig. 28)
1. Unlock the fence cam-locking lever by
pushing it out toward the rear of the machine.
2. Lift up on the sliding fence to remove it from
the saw.
Installing
1. Place the sliding fence onto the miter saw
fence aligning the nut (1) with the slot (4).
2. To lock the sliding fence, push the cam-locking
lever in toward the front of the machine.
Fig. 29=1
_xj
=
7
,,b----4
23
CAUTION
To avoid injury from materials being thrown,
always unplug the saw to avoid accidental
starting, and remove small pieces of material
from the table cavity. The table insert may be
removed for this purpose, but always reattach
the table insert prior to performing a cutting
operation.
right hand miter angle. This fence must also
be removed whenever a 45° bevel angle is
desired with a miter angle greater than 22.5 °.
Tilt the switch head to the desired angle as
shown on the bevel scale (2). The blade can be
positioned at any angle, from a 90 ° straight cut
(0 ° on the scale) to a 45 ° left and right bevel.
Tighten the bevel lock handle (1) by pushing
down to lock the switch head in position. Bevel
positive stops are provided at 0 °, 33.9 ° and 45 °.
MITER CUT (FIG. 30)
The sliding compound miter saw is equipped with
ten positive miter stops (1) on the saw base. The
locations are at 0, 15, 22.5, 31.6 and 45 degrees
left and right, and 60 ° right. These locations
represent the most common angles for cutting
operation. To make a miter cut:
1. Unlock the miter table by lifting up on the
miter quick-cam table lock (2).
2. While raising the positive stop locking lever up
(3), grasp the miter handle (4) and rotate the
miter table left or right to the desired angle.
3. Release the positive stop locking lever and
set the miter at the desired angle making
sure the lever snaps into place. NOTE: The
lever will only lock into place at one of the ten
positive stops.
4. Once the desired miter angle is achieved,
press down on the quick cam miter table lock
to secure the table into position.
5. If the miter angle desired is NOT one of the
ten positive stops noted above, simply lock
the table at the desired angle by pressing
down on the quick-cam miter table lock (2).
Fig. 31
NOTE: The saw comes with a 33.9 ° bevel detent
pin for setting up crown molding cuts when the
_le
of the walls equals 90 °.
33.9 ° BEVEL DETENT PIN FOR CROWN
MOLDINGS (FIG. 32)
NOTE: A bevel detent pin is incorporated into
this machine for quick bevel adjustments when
the desired bevel angle is 33.9 °.
1. Push the bevel detent stop pin (1) in toward
the front of the machine.
2. Loosen the bevel lock handle (2).
3. Rotate the switch head until the bevel detent
pin stops the bevel angle at 33.9 ° on the
bevel scale.
4. Tighten the bevel lock handle before you
make your cut.
Fig. 30
3
2
1
BEVEL CUT (FIG. 31 )
Fig. 32
CAUTION
The sliding fence must be extended when
making any bevel cut. Failure to extend the
sliding fence will not allow enough space for
the blade to pass through which could result
in serious injury. At extreme miter or bevel
angles the saw blade may also contact the
fence.
\
CAUTION
The right side sliding fence must be removed
when making any right bevel angle cuts
greater than 35° in combination
with any
24
COMPOUND
CUT
(FIG.
1.
2.
3.
SLIDE CUTTING WIDE BOARDS UP TO
12=1/4 IN. WIDE (FIG. 35)
33)
Extending the fence by sliding it out to the
required location or remove the right sliding
fence if necessary. See "SLIDING FENCE or
REMOVE SLIDING FENCE".
Set the desired bevel angle using the bevel
lock handle (1).
Set the desired miter angle and lock into
position. See "MITER CUT".
CAUTION
To avoid injury:
® Never pull the switch head assembly and
spinning blade toward you during the cut.
The blade may try to climb up on the top of
the workpiece, causing the cutting assembly
and spinning blade to kick back, forcefully.
The switch head assembly should be drawn
back completely then pushed forward when
sawing.
® Let the blade reach full speed before
cutting. This will help reduce the risk of a
thrown workpiece.
® Extending the fence by sliding it out to
the required location or remove the right
sliding fence if necessary. See "SLIDING
FENCE or REMOVE SLIDING FENCE".
Fig. 33
TO SLIDE CUT WiDE BOARDS (FIG. 35)
1. Rotate the two upfront supports (7) toward the
rear of the saw.
2. Unlock the carriage lock handle (1) and allow
the switch head assembly to move freely.
3. Set both the desired bevel angle and/or the
miter angle and lock into position.
4. If bevel cutting, set both the left and right
sliding fences (2) to their proper location.
5. Use a hold down clamp to secure the
workpiece.
6. Grasp the switch handle (3) and pull the
carriage (4) forward until the center of the saw
blade is over the front of the workpiece (5).
7. Pull the trigger (6) to turn the saw on.
8. When the saw reaches full speed, push the
saw handle down, slowly, cutting through the
leading edge of the workpiece.
9. Slowly move the saw handle toward the
fence, completing the cut.
10. Release the trigger and allow the blade to
stop spinning before allowing the switch
head to raise.
CHOP CUTTING NARROW BOARDS=90 °
CROSSCUT (FIG. 34)
1. For a chop cutting operations on s£3..aJ.I
workpieces, slide the switch head assembly
completely toward the rear of the unit and
tighten the slide carriage lock handle (1).
2. Position the switch head to the 0 ° bevel
position and lock the bevel lock handle (2).
3. Position the table to the 0 ° miter angle and
lock the quick cam miter table lock (3).
4. Position the workpiece on the table and
against the fence. Use a hold down clamp (4)
attached to the base, whenever possible.
5. Pull the trigger (5), turning on the saw. Lower
the blade by pushing the handle (6) down into
the workpiece with slow and even pressure.
6. When the cut is complete, release the switch
and allow the blade to stop before raising the
switch head assembly.
Fig. 35
Fig. 34
7
25
CUTTING
BOWED
MATERIAL
WORKPIECE SUPPORT & REPETITIVE
CUTTING USING THE STOP PLATE (FIG. 38)
Long pieces need extension table support.
1. Loosen the knob (1) and then slide the
extension wing to desired position and tighten
the knob.
(FIG. 36)
CAUTION
To avoid injury from materials being thrown,
always unplug the saw to avoid accidental
starting and remove sina!! pieces of material
from the table cavity. The table insert may be
removed for this purpose, but always reattach
table insert prior to performing a cutting
operation.
2. The arm bracket is designed for use during
repetitive cutting. Only use one stop plate at
a time. Loosen the locking knobs (2), raise
the arm bracket (3), and retighten the locking
bolts.
A bowed workpiece must be positioned against
the fence and secured with a clamping device as
shown before cutting. Do not position workpiece
incorrectly or try to cut the workpiece without the
support of the fence. This will cause the blade to
bind and could result in personal injury.
Fig. 38
Fig. 36
2
1
AUXILIARY WOOD FENCE (FIG. 39)
When making multiple or repetitive cuts that
result in cut-off pieces of one inch or less, it is
possible for the saw blade to catch the cut-off
piece and throw it out of the saw or into the blade
guard and housing, possibly causing damage or
injury. To minimize this an auxiliary wood fence
can be mounted to your saw.
Holes are provided in the saw fence to attach
an auxiliary wood fence (this provides additional
depth of cut). This fence should be constructed of
straight auxiliary wood approximately 3/4 in. thick
by 1-1/2 in. high by 20 in. long. Attach the wood
fence securely and make a full depth cut to make
a blade slot. Check for interference between the
ROUGH CUTTING A DADO (FIG. 37)
1. Mark lines identifying the width and depth of
the desired cut on the workpiece and position
on the table so the inside tip of the blade is
positioned on the line. Use a hold down clamp
to secure the workpiece.
2. Lower the switch head so the tip of the blade
touches the top surface workpiece at the
marked line.
3. While holding the upper arm in position, turn the
stop knob (2) until it touches the stop plate (1).
4. Cut two parallel grooves as shown below.
wood fence and the lower blade guard. Adjust if
necessary.
Fig. 39
Fig. 37
Cut these grooves
with saw
Blade slot_
Use a chisel to cut
out the middle
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CUTTING BASE MOLDING (FIG. 40)
Base moldings and many other moldings can
be cut on a compound miter saw. The setup of
the saw depends on molding characteristics and
application, as shown. Perform practice cuts on
scrap material to achieve best results:
1. Always make sure moldings rest firmly against
fence and table. Use hold-down, crown
molding vise or C-clamps, whenever possible,
and place tape on the area being clamped to
avoid marks.
2. Reduce splintering by taping the cut area prior
to making the cut. Mark the cut line directly on
the tape.
3. Splintering typically happens due to an
incorrect blade application and thinness of the
material.
Fig, 41
FI
el
nl
cl
el
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Miter saw table
Bevel/Miter
!
Settings
Fig, 42
Settings for standard crown molding lying flat
on compound miter saw table
Fig, 40
]
Inside corner
OR
\
._..&
_able
Miter saw table
miter at 45 u, bevel at 0°
Outside corner
miter at 06, bevel at 45 u
Compound cut crown moldings
NOTE: Always perform a dry run cut so you can
determine
if the operation being attempted
is
possible before power is applied to the saw.
NOTE: The chart below references a
compound cut for crown molding ONLY
WHEN THE ANGLE BETWEEN THE WALLS
EQUALS 90 °.
CUTTING CROWN MOLDING (FIG. 41, 42)
CAUTION
Your compound miter saw is suited for the
difficult task of cutting crown molding. To fit
properly, crown molding must be compoundmitered with extreme accuracy. The two surfaces
on a piece of crown molding that fit flat against
the ceiling and wall are at angles that, when
added together, equal exactly 90 °.
Most crown molding has a top rear angle (the
section that fits flat against the ceiling) of 52 °
and a bottom rear angle (the section that fits flat
against the wall) of 38 ° .
In order to accurately cut crown molding for a
90 ° inside or outside corner, lay the molding with
its broad back surface flat on the saw table.
When setting the bevel and miter angles for
compound miters, remember that the settings are
interdependent; changing one changes the other,
as well.
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Bevel/Miter Settings
Fig. 44
KEY SETTING
BEVEL ! SETTING
MITER I TYPEOFCUT
inside corner=Left side
IL
33.9
31.6 ° Right
1. Position
top of molding
against fence.
2. Miter table set at
RIGHT
31.6 ° .
3. LEFT side is finished
piece.
Inside corner=Right
IR
33.9
31.6 ° Left
1. Position
side
bottom of
molding against fence.
2. Miter table set at LEFT
31.6 ° .
3. LEFT side is finished
piece.
Outside
OL
33.9
31.6 ° Left
corner=Left side
1. Position
bottom of
molding against fence.
2. Miter table set at LEFT
31.6 ° .
3. RIGHT side is finished
piece.
Outside
OR
33.9
31.6 ° Right
corner=Right
1. Position
side
top of molding
against fence.
2. Miter table set at
RIGHT
31.6 ° .
3. RIGHT side is finished
piece.
CHANGING THE BELT (FIG. 43, 44)
® Unplug your saw.
1. Loosen the bolts (1) and remove the belt
cover.
2. Turn the screw (2) anti-clockwise with an Allen
wrench to move the motor to forward.
3. Remove and replace the belt.
4. Turn the screw (2) clockwise with an Allen
wrench to move the motor to rearward. Do not
over tighten.
5. Replace the belt cover and tighten the bolts.
Fig. 43
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CROWN
MOLDING
CHART
Compound Miter saw
Miter and bevel Angle settings
Wall to Crown Molding Angle
52/38 ° C_wn
Molding
45/45 ° C_wn
Molding
Angle
Miter
Bevel
Miter
Bevel
Between
Wells
Setting
Setting
Se_ing
67
42.93
41.08
68
42.39
40.79
69
41.88
70
71
52_8 ° C_wn
Molding
48/45 ° Crown Molding
Miter
Bevel
Miter
Bevel
Setting
Angle
Between
Walls
Setting
Setting
Setting
Setting
46.89
36.13
124
18.13
21.71
20.61
19.39
46.35
35.89
40.50
45.81
35.64
128
126
17.77
17.42
21.34
20.96
20.21
19.81
19.06
18.72
41.32
40.20
45.28
35.40
127
17.06
20.89
19.42
18.39
40.79
39.90
44.75
35.15
128
16.71
20.21
19.03
18.06
72
40.28
39.61
44.22
34.89
129
16.37
19.83
18.64
17.72
73
39.76
39.30
43.70
34.64
130
16.02
19.48
18.28
17.39
74
75
39.28
38.74
39.00
38.69
43.18
42.66
35.38
34.12
131
18.67
19.07
17.86
17.05
132
18.33
18.69
17.48
16.71
76
38.24
38.39
42.15
33.86
133
14.99
18.31
17.09
16.38
77
37.74
38.08
41.64
33.60
134
14.66
17.93
16.71
16.04
78
37.24
37.76
41.13
33.33
138
14.30
17.88
16.32
18.70
79
36.78
37.45
40.62
33.07
136
13.97
17.17
18.94
18.36
80
36.27
37.13
40.12
32.80
81
35.79
36.81
39.62
32.53
137
138
13.63
13.30
16.79
16.40
18.86
18.19
18.02
14.62
82
35.31
36.49
39.13
32.25
139
12.96
16.02
14.81
14.34
83
34.83
36.17
38.63
31.98
84
34.36
35.85
38.14
31.70
140
141
12.63
12.30
18.64
18.28
14.43
14.06
14.00
13.65
85
33.90
35.52
37.66
31.42
142
11.97
14.87
13.68
13.31
86
33.43
35.19
37.17
31.34
143
11.64
14.48
13.31
12.97
87
32.97
34.86
36.69
30.86
144
11.31
14.09
12.94
12.62
88
32.52
34.53
36.21
30.57
148
10.99
13.71
12.87
12.29
89
32.07
34.20
35.74
30.29
146
10.66
13.32
12.20
11.93
90
91
31.62
31.17
33.86
33.53
35.26
34.79
30.00
29.71
147
10.34
12.93
11.83
11.89
148
10.01
12.84
11.46
11.24
92
30.73
33.19
34.33
29.42
149
9.69
12.16
11.09
10.89
93
30.30
32.86
33.86
29.13
180
9.37
11.77
10.73
10.55
94
29.86
32.51
33.40
28.83
181
9.08
11.38
10.36
10.20
95
29.43
32.17
32.94
28.54
182
8.73
10.99
10.00
9.85
96
29.00
31.82
32.48
28.24
97
28.58
31.48
32.02
27.94
183
184
8.41
8.09
10.60
10.21
9.63
9.27
9.80
9.15
98
28.16
31.13
31.58
27.64
188
7.77
9.82
8.91
8.80
99
27.74
30.78
31.13
27.34
100
27.32
30.43
30.68
27.03
186
187
7.46
7.14
9.43
9.04
8.88
8.19
8.45
8.10
101
26.91
30.08
30.24
26.73
188
6.82
8.68
7.83
7.75
102
26.50
29.73
29.80
26.42
189
6.81
8.26
7.47
7.40
103
26.09
29.38
29.36
26.12
160
6.20
7.86
7.11
7.05
104
25.69
29.02
28.92
25.81
161
8.88
7.47
6.78
6.70
105
106
25.29
24.89
28.67
28.31
28.48
28.05
25.50
25.19
162
8.87
7.08
6.39
6.35
163
8.26
6.69
6.03
6.00
107
24.49
27.96
27.62
24.87
164
4.98
6.30
8.68
8.65
108
24.10
27.59
27.19
24.56
168
4.63
5.90
8.32
8.30
109
23.71
27.23
26.77
24.24
166
4.32
5.81
4.96
4.94
110
23.32
26.87
26.34
23.93
167
4.01
8.12
4.61
4.89
111
22.93
26.51
25.92
23.61
168
3.70
4.72
4.28
4.24
112
22.58
26.15
25.50
23.29
169
3.39
4.33
3.90
3.89
113
22.17
25.78
25.08
22.97
170
3.08
3.94
3.84
3.53
114
21.79
25.42
24.66
22.66
115
21.42
25.05
24.25
22.33
171
172
2.77
2.47
3.84
3.18
3.19
2.83
3.10
2.83
116
21.04
24.68
23.84
22.01
173
2.18
2.78
2.48
2.47
117
20.67
24.31
23.43
21.68
174
1.88
2.36
2.12
2.12
118
20.30
23.94
23.02
21.36
178
1.84
1.97
1.77
1.77
119
19.93
23.57
22.61
21.03
176
1.23
1.88
1.41
1.41
120
19.57
23.20
22.21
20.70
177
0.92
1.18
1.06
1.06
121
122
19.20
18.84
22.83
22.46
21.80
21.40
20.38
20.08
178
0.62
0.79
0.71
0.71
179
0.31
0.39
0.38
0.35
123
18.48
22.09
21.00
19.72
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MAINTENANCE
CAUTION
regular
check
tomake
sure
thelower
guard
is
working properly. Clean the lower guard of any
dust or buildup with a damp cloth.
To avoid injury, never put lubricants
blade while it is spinning.
on the
CAUTION
® When cleaning the lower guard, unplug the
saw from the power source receptacle to
avoid unexpected startup.
® Do not use solvents on the guard. They
could make the plastic "cloudy" and britUe.
CAUTION
To avoid fire or toxic reaction, never use
gasoline, naphtha acetone, lacquer thinner or
similar highly volatile solvents to clean the
miter saw.
SAWDUST
Periodically, sawdust will accumulate under the
work table and base. This could cause difficulty
in the movement of the worktable when setting
up a miter cut. Frequently blow out or vacuum up
the sawdust.
CAUTION
To avoid injury from unexpected starting
or electrical shock, unplug the power cord
before working on the saw.
CAUTION
For your safety, this saw is double=insulated.
To avoid electrical shock, fire or injury, use
only parts identical to those identified in the
parts list. Reassemble exactly as the original
assembly to avoid electrical shock.
CAUTION
If blowing sawdust, wear proper eye
protection to keep debris from entering
LUBRICATION (FIG. 46)
All the motor bearings in this tool are lubricated
with a sufficient amount of high grade lubricant
for the life of the unit under normal operating
conditions; therefore, no further lubrication is
required.
REPLACING CARBON BRUSHES (FIG. 45)
Replace both carbon brushes when either has
less than 1/4 in. length of carbon remaining, or
if the spring or wire is damaged or burned. To
inspect or replace brushes, first unplug the saw.
Then remove the black plastic cap (1) on the
side of the motor (2). Remove the cap cautiously,
because it is springloaded. Then pull out the
brush and replace. Replace for the other side.
To reassemble reverse the procedure. The ears
on the metal end of the assembly go in the same
hole the carbon part fits into. Tighten the cap
snugly, but do not overtighten.
Lubricate the Following as necessary:
Chop pivot: Apply light machine oil to points
indicated in illustration.
Central pivot of plastic guard: Use light
household oil (sewing machine oil ) on metalto-metal or metal-to-plastic guard contact areas
as required for smooth, quiet operation. Avoid
excessive oil, to which sawdust will cling.
Link: (which actuates the lower guard
movement) may be oiled at the rear pivot,
greased at ball bearing contact, and oiled where
the link actuates the acetyl roller of the lower
guard, if the down chop motion is hard to start.
NOTE: To reinstall the same brushes, first make
sure the brushes go back in the way they came
out. This will avoid a break-in period that reduces
motor performance and increases wear.
Fig. 45
1
eyes.
2
Fig. 46
Chop
Link
LOWER BLADE GUARD
Do not use the saw without the lower blade
Link
guard. The lower blade guard is attached to the
saw for your protection. Should the lower guard
become damaged, do not use the saw until the
damaged guard has been replaced. Develop a
Central pivot of
plastic guard
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CAUTION
To avoid injury from accidental starting, always turn switch OFF and unplug
moving, replacing the blade or making adjustments.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Brake does not
stop blade within
10 seconds.
Motor does not
start
Brush spark
when switch
released.
the tool before
GUIDE = MOTOR
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SUGGESTED
CORRECTIVE
ACTION
1. Motor brushes not sealed or lightly 1. Inspect/clean/replace brushes. See
MAINTENANCE section.
sticking.
2. Motor brake overheated from use 2. Use a recommended blade. Let cool
down. See REMOVING OR INSTALLING
of defective or wrong size blade
THE BLADE section.
or rapid ON/OFF cycling.
3. Arbor bolt loose.
3. Retighten. See REMOVING OR
INSTALLING THE BLADE section.
4. Brushes cracked, damaged, etc.
5. Other.
4. Replace brushes.
5. Contact Service Center.
1. Limit switch failure
1. Replace limit switch.
2. Brush worn.
2. Replace brushes. See MAINTENANCE
3. Fuse blown or circuit breaker
section.
tripped on home panel.
3. Verify there is electrical power at the
outlet.
1. Brush worn.
2. Other.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
1. Replace Brushes. See MAINTENANCE
section.
2. Contact Service Center.
GUIDE = SAW OPERATION
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SUGGESTED
CORRECTIVE
ACTION
Blade hits table.
1. Misalignment.
1. See ADJUSTMENT
section.
Angle of cut not
accurate. Can
not adjust miter.
1. Miter table unlocked.
2. Sawdust under table.
1. See OPERATION - Miter Angle
Adjustment section.
2. Vacuum or blow out dust. WEAR EYE
PROTECTION.
Cutting arm
wobbles.
1. Loose pivot points.
1. See ADJUSTMENT
section.
Cutting arm will
not fully raise, or
blade guard
won't fully close.
Blade binds,
ams, burns
wood.
1. Pivot bolt too tight.
2. Pivot spring not replaced properly
after service.
1. Loosen pivot bolt lock nut (see adjustment
section).
2. Contact Service Center.
3.
1.
2.
3.
4
3. Clean and lubricate moving parts.
1. See BASIC SAW OPERATION section.
Saw vibrates or
shakes.
1. Saw blade not round / damaged / 1. Replace blade.
loose.
2. Tighten arbor bolt.
2. Arbor bolt loose.
Sawdust build-up.
Improper operation.
Dull or warped blade.
Improper blade size.
Wood is moving during cut.
- Cutting Arm Travel
- Cutting Arm Travel
2. Replace or sharpen blade.
3. Replace with 12 in. diameter blade.
4. Use hold down clamp to secure workpiece
to table.
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PARTS
LiST
FOR SAW SCHEMATIC
I.D.
Description
383Z
CORD
384K
3CH1
A
Size
I.D.
Description
2
26UJ
PC-GUARD
SET PLATE
1
26UK
GEAR SHAFT ASS'Y
1
SHAFT-PIVOT
1
26UL
CUTTER SHAFT ASS'Y
1
CLAMP
Qty
Size
ASS'Y
Qty
1
3CH2
SLEEVE
1
277Y
CR. RE. PAN HD. TAPPING
SCREW
3CHF
SPRING GUARD
1
27KD
LEVER
1
3DTZ
ARBOR COLLAR
2
27KE
CUTTER SHAFT GUARD
1
3FHW
COLLAR
1
27LP
LOCK KNOB
1
3J4E
FLAT WASHER
cp6_13-1
1
27PF
COMPRESSION
SPRING
3J4F
FLAT WASHER
cp8_16-2.5
1
27WC
COMPRESSION
SPRING
3JBO
WAVE WASHER
WW-8
1
283G
HEX. SOC. HD. CAP SCREW
M5_0.8-20
3JB3
WAVE WASHER
WW-14
2
2B62
HEX. HD. BOLT
M6_1.0-16
1
3JPS
HEX. HD. BOLT
M8_1.25-45
1
2CGT
SLOTTED SETSCREW
M6_1.0-8
4
3JUA
HEX. SOC. HD. CAP BOLT
M5_0.8-8
2
2E63
ROCKER SWITCH
1
3JUL
HEX. SOC. HD. CAP BOLT
M6_1.0-20
2
2EYU
CR. RE. PAN HD. TAPPING SCREW M5_12-30
2
3JUX
HEX. SOC. HD. CAP BOLT
M8_1.25-30
2
2H1T
PULLEY COVER
1
3JV2
HEX. SOC. HD. CAP BOLT
M8_1.25-60
1
2KBY
DUST BAG ASS'Y
1
3JVQ
HEX. SOC. HD. CAP BOLT
M8_1.25-50
1
2LK2
LASER PLUNGER HOUSING
1
3JZF
HEX. SOC. SETSCREW
M6_1.0-10
2
2LK3
COVER
1
3K2B
HEX. SOC. HD. CAP SCREW
M6_1.0-16
4
2MAR
STICKER
1
3K4D
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW & WASHER
M6_1.0-12
1
2MNJ
CONTROLLER ASS'Y
1
3K7X
CR. RE. TRUSSHD. ROUND NECK SCREW
M6_1.0-10
3
2MT9
SEGMENT HANDLE
1
3K9X
DRIVE SCREW
cp2.3-5
2
2MTH
SEGMENT HANDLE
1
3KB4
CR. RE. PAN HD. TAPPING
SCREW
M4_18-12
2
2MTJ
CRANK HANDLE
1
3KB6
CR. RE. PAN HD. TAPPING
SCREW
M4_18-35
3
2MTP
CRANK HANDLE
1
3KB7
CR. RE. PAN HD. TAPPING
SCREW
M4_18-16
2
2MTR
BLADE
1
3KB8
CR. RE. PAN HD. TAPPING
SCREW
M4_18-20
2
2MTX
SEGMENT HADELE
1
3KC6
CR. RE. TRUSS HD. TAPPING
M4_16-12
1
2MU3
PLUG-BUTTON
1
3KD4
CR. RE. PAN HD, SCREW
M6_1,0-10
2
2MVW
POWER CABLE
1
3KDH
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
M5_0.8-8
1
2MXP
MOTOR ASS'Y
1
3KDU
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
M6_1.0-12
1
2MYA
LEAD WiRE ASS'Y
1
3KL1
CR. RE. PAN HD. ROUND NECK SCREW
M6_1.0-12
1
2N J2
CLAMP
1
3KQY
LOCK NUT
M8_1.25 T=8
1
2N J3
TRIGGER
3KTR
CABLE CLAMP
1
2NJD
SAFETY CLAMP
3KUW
TERMINAL
2
2NP7
TRADE-MARK
1585
CR. RE. PAN HD. TAPPING
M6_14-16
2
2NPB
LABEL
145V
HEX. WASHER
M8_1.25-16
1
2NPH
TRADE-MARK
20JY
FLAT WASHER
cp8_23-1.5
2
2NQ6
RIVET
246V
TRIGGER SWITCH
1
2NU6
iNSTRUCTiONS
25YR
PLATE
1
2P4U
PLUNGER HOUSING
2680
LOCATOR
1
2Q6N
WARNING
262U
GEAR BOX COVER
1
2Q6S
ARM
#AW
1
267Y
PULLEY
1
2QM8
FLAT WASHER
_P5_14-2
2
26H6
V-RIBBED BBT(POIYOURETHANE)
1
Y43B
CR. RE. COUNT
M5_0.8-25
2
SCREW
SCREW
HD. BOLT
PiN
#AW
32
M6_14-25
2
1
1
BOLT
4
1
ASS'Y
1
LABEL
1
1
LABEL
1
2
MANUAL
1
ASS'Y
1
LABEL
HD. SCREW
1
SCHEMATIC
A
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PARTS LiST FOR SAW SCHEMATIC
I.D.
Description
9831
SHAFT
3B5N
COMPRESSION
3CDD
FOOT
3CEZ
PLUNGER
3CFX
SLIDE
3DTH
CENTER
3DVJ
B
Size
QTY
I.D.
Description
1
23SR
COMPRESSION
1
25XX
BASE
#EQ
1
4
25XZ
ARM-MITER
#AW
1
1
25Y0
ASSIST-FENCE
#EQ
1
3
25Y3
ASSIST-FENCE
#EQ
1
BOLT
1
25Y8
FENCE
#AW
1
BLADE
WRENCH
1
25YG
NEEDLE
3DW5
POWER
CORD
1
25YK
SET PLATE
3H9A
REAR
1
262Q
TiLT POINTER
#EV
1
3H9W
CLEVIS
1
262R
TiLT POINTER
#EV
1
3HA5
LOCKING
1
262S
POWER
3HAM
DUST
2
262V
ANCHOR
3HAN
PLATE
2
26HX
GUIDE
3HAP
SLIDE-BAR
2
26LU
WARNING
LABEL
1
3HVD
BALL
2
26NQ
LOCATING
BAR
1
3HXX
LINEAR
1
26NR
SHAFT-PIVOT
3J4N
FLAT
WASHER
cp16330-3
2
26P7
SHAFT-PIVOT
3J6A
FLAT
WASHER
cp8_16-2.5
1
26PF
HEX.
3J74
FLAT
WASHER
1/4_5/8-3/32
4
26PU
MITER
3J7D
FLAT
WASHER
5/16_9/16-1/16
2
26U6
LOCKING
HANDLE
ASS'Y
1
3J7K
FLAT
WASHER
3/8_29/32-5/64
1
26UG
LOCKING
HANDLE
ASS'Y
1
3JAF
EXTERNAL
@5
2
27H1
CLAMP-CORD
1
3JB0
WAVE
1
27HE
TORSION
1
3JMN
O-RING
1
27J9
SET NUT
3JMP
O-RING
1
27JA
SCREW
3JMT
O-RING
1
27KA
ECCENTRIC
3JPP
HEX.
HD.
M8_1.25-30
2
27L1
LOCKING
HANDLE
3JUM
HEX,
SOC.
HD.
CAP
BOLT
M6_1.0-25
1
27MN
ANCHOR
PLATE
3JUW
HEX,
SOC.
HD.
CAP
BOLT
M8_1.25-25
2
27Y4
HEX.
SOC.
SET SCREW
M6_1.0-16
2
3JX3
HEX,
SOC.
SET SCREW
M5_0.8-8
2
283H
HEX.
SOC.
HD.CAP
M5_0.8-12
4
3JXG
HEX,
SOC.
SET SCREW
M8_1.25-16
1
2B7H
HEX.
SOC.
SET SCREW
M6_1.0-12
1
3JXD
HEX,
SOC.
SET SCREW
M6_1.0-25
2
2D34
SLIDE-BAR
BLADE
#AW
1
3JZF
HEX.
SOC.
SET SCREW
M6_1.0-10
1
2JT2
STEEL BALL
@6
2
3K2B
HEX,
SOC.
HD.
M6_1.0-16
4
2MNC
SPECIAL
3K2R
HEX.
SOC.
HD.CAP
M8_1.25-40
4
2MNZ
CLAMP
3K74
OR.
RE. TRUSS
M6_1.0-8
4
2MPA
KNOB
3K7F
OR.
RE. ROUND
M5_0.8-8
4
2MPD
EXTENSION
3K7X
OR.
RE. TRUSS
M6_1.0-10
2
2MPE
TABLE
3KAE
OR.
RE. PAN
HD.
TAPPING
SCREW
M5_0.8-10
3
2MSV
LOCKING
HANDLE
3KB3
OR.
RE. PAN
HD.
TAPPING
SCREW
M4_18-8
6
2N18
PLUNGER
HOUSING
3KD9
OR.
RE. PAN
HD.
SCREW
M4_0.7-16
2
2NGV
SUPPORT(LEFT)
1
3KDG
OR.
RE. PAN
HD.
SCREW
M5_0.8-6
2
2NGW
SUPPORT(RIGHT)
1
3KDH
OR.
RE. PAN
HD.
SCREW
M5_0.8-8
2
2NJ6
KNOB-HANDLE
1
3KDR
OR.
RE. PAN
HD.
SCREW
M5_0.8-10
2
2NJ9
TABLE
INSERT
1
3KDU
OR.
RE. PAN
HD.
SCREW
M6_1.0-12
2
2NJA
TABLE
INSERT
1
3KDV
OR.
RE. RAN
HD.
SCREW
M6_1.0-16
2
2NKR
SPECIAL
3KMS
HEX.
NUT
M6_l.0T=5
2
2NLC
SPRING
3KMY
HEX,
NUT
M8_1.25
T=6.5
2
2NPJ
LABEL
1
3KQY
LOCK
NUT
M8_1.25
T=8
2
2Q6G
BRACKET-TILT
1
3KR1
LOCK
NUT
M16_2.0
T=16
1
2Q6H
BRACKET-TILT
1
3KR4
LOCK
NUT
M8_1.25
T=8
1
2Q6J
CAUTION
LABEL
1
3KSP
STRAIN
1
2Q6K
CAUTION
LABEL
1
3LYT
STEEL BALL
2
2Q6L
WARNING
LABEL
2258
SPECIAL
BOLT
1
2Q6P
WARNING
LABEL
2841
CENTER
SHAFT
2
2QM7
FLAT
20X7
ARM
2
2RJF
SWIVEL
21DZ
KNOB
SLEEVE
SPRING
HANDLE
PLATE
CLAMP
EXTENSION
STAY
PIN
HANDLE
ASS'Y
SHIELD
COVER
GUIDE
CLAMP
BEARING
MOTION
BEARING
TOOTH
LOCK
WASHER
WASHER
ROD
BOLT
CAP
HD.
SCREW
SCREW
SCREW
WASHER
HD.
ROUND
HD.
SCREW
NECK
SCREW
REUEF
BRACKET
#06
4
34
Size
QTY
SPRING
2
POINTER
1
1
CORD
CLAMP
2
PLATE
1
HOLDER
#AW
1
1
1
SOC.
SET SCREW
M8_1.25-6
BAR
2
1
SPRING
1
STOP
1
SPANNER
SEAT
#06
1
ASS'Y
1
1
SCREW
GUARD
BOLT
1
HANDLE
1
4
WING
#06
2
#EQ
1
ASS'Y
1
ASS'Y
1
BOLT
2
6x08L
2
1
1
WASHER
SUPPORT
135
q_6_10-1
ASS'Y
4
1
SCHEMATIC
B
35
I.D.
Description
0J6H
ARANDELA
Size
0JB8
WAVE WASHER
0JX3
PLANA
Qfy
cpl 5.02"19.2-1
1
HEX. SOC. SETSCREW
5*0.8-8
2
0JXC
HEX. SOC. SETSCREW
M6"1.0-20
1
0K38
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW & WASHER
M5"0.8-8
2
0K3T
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW & WASHER
M5"0.8-25
2
0K3Y
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW & WASHER
M5"0.8-50
2
0KLA
PLASTIC SCREW
M5"0.8-6
2
0Q9K
FLOW GUIDE
0QM2
BRUSH HOLDER ASSW
(1:)27"26.5
2
0QQT
BRUSH ASSW
2
0QRO
BRUSH COVER
2
0QR1
RUBBER PIN
26DF
FRONT HOUSING
26PD
MOTOR PULLEY
1
2MYR
FIELD ASSW
1
2N J0
MOTOR HOUSING ASSW
2PRU
CR. RE. PAN HD. TAPPING & WASHER SCREW
2PXK
ARMATURE ASSW
1
Y3Z4
BALL BEARING
1
Y3Z9
BALL BEARING
Y430
HEX. HD. SCREW & WASHER SCREW
1
1
1
#AW
1
1
M5"12-65
2
1
M6"1.0-16
oJxQ
26DF
0N38
Y430
26PD
YSZ¢
0J6H.
2PXK
Y3Z9
2MYR
OJB8
2NJQ
0K3%
OJX3
OKLA_
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1
37
MASTERFORCE
FIVE=YEAR
LiMiTED
WARRANTY
If, during normal use, this MASTERFORCE power tool breaks or fails due to a defect
in material or workmanship within five years from the date of original purchase, simply
bring this toot and its sales receipt back to your nearest MENARDS retail store for a free
equivalent replacement within those five years. This warranty: (1) excludes expendable
parts including but not limited to blades, bits, light bulbs, and/or batteries; (2) shall be void if
this tool is used for commercial and/or rental purposes; and (3) does not cover any losses,
injuries to persons/property or costs. This warranty does give you specific legal rights and
you may have other rights, which vary from state to state.
*SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS. Your warranty is void without them.
CUSTOMER
SERVICE iNFORMATiON:
Now that you have purchased your toot, should a need ever exist for repair parts or service,
simply contact your nearest Menards store or call 1-800-243-5114. Be sure to provide all
pertinent facts when you call or visit.
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