Chicago Electric 95004 Cordless Saw User Manual

7-1/4” CIRCULAR SAW
WITH LASER
Model 95004
Set up and Operating Instructions
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General Power Tool Safety Warnings
WARNING Read all safety warnings
and instructions. Failure to follow the
warnings and instructions may result
in electric shock, fire and/or serious
injury.
Save all warnings and instructions
for future reference.
The term ″power tool″ in the warnings
refers to your mains-operated (corded)
power tool or battery-operated
(cordless) power tool.
Important SAFETY
Information
In this manual, on the labeling, and
all other information provided with
this product:
This is the safety alert
symbol. It is used to alert
you to potential personal
injury hazards. Obey all
safety messages that follow
this symbol to avoid possible
injury or death.
1.
a.Keep work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
b.Do not operate power tools in
explosive atmospheres, such as in
the presence of flammable liquids,
gases or dust. Power tools create
sparks which may ignite the dust or
fumes.
DANGER indicates a
hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a
hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
c. Keep children and bystanders
away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose
control.
CAUTION, used with
the safety alert
symbol, indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate
injury.
Work area safety
2.
Electrical safety
a.Power tool plugs must match the
outlet. Never modify the plug in
any way. Do not use any adapter
plugs with grounded power tools.
Unmodified plugs and matching outlets
will reduce risk of electric shock.
b.Avoid body contact with grounded
surfaces such as pipes, radiators,
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ranges and refrigerators. There is an
increased risk of electric shock if your
body is grounded.
up or carrying the tool. Carrying
power tools with your finger on the
switch or energizing power tools that
have the switch on invites accidents.
c. Do not expose power tools to rain
or wet conditions. Water entering
a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
d.Remove any adjusting key or wrench
before turning the power tool on.
A wrench or a key left attached to a
rotating part of the power tool may result
in personal injury.
d.Do not abuse the cord. Never use
the cord for carrying, pulling or
unplugging the power tool. Keep
cord away from heat, oil, sharp
edges or moving parts. Damaged
or entangled cords increase the risk of
electric shock.
e.Do not overreach. Keep proper
footing and balance at all times. This
enables better control of the power tool
in unexpected situations.
f. Dress properly. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from
moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry
or long hair can be caught in moving
parts.
e.When operating a power tool
outdoors, use an extension cord
suitable for outdoor use. Use of a
cord suitable for outdoor use reduces
the risk of electric shock.
f. If operating a power tool in a damp
location is unavoidable, use a
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
(GFCI) protected supply. Use of a
GFCI reduces the risk of electric shock.
3.
g.If devices are provided for the
connection of dust extraction and
collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of
these devices can reduce dust-related
hazards.
Personal safety
a.Stay alert, watch what you are
doing and use common sense when
operating a power tool. Do not use
a power tool while you are tired or
under the influence of drugs, alcohol
or medication. A moment of inattention
while operating power tools may result
in serious personal injury.
b.Use safety equipment. Always wear
eye protection. Safety equipment such
as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes,
hard hat, or hearing protection used
for appropriate conditions will reduce
personal injuries.
c. Prevent unintentional starting.
Ensure the switch is in the offposition before connecting to power
source and/or battery pack, picking
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h.Only use safety equipment that has
been approved by an appropriate
standards agency. Unapproved
safety equipment may not provide
adequate protection. Eye protection
must be ANSI-approved and breathing
protection must be NIOSH-approved for
the specific hazards in the work area.
4.
Power tool use and care
a.Do not force the power tool. Use
the correct power tool for your
application. The correct power tool will
do the job better and safer at the rate
for which it was designed.
b.Do not use the power tool if the
switch does not turn it on and off.
Any power tool that cannot be controlled
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with the switch is dangerous and must
be repaired.
c. Disconnect the plug from the power
source and/or the battery pack from
the power tool before making any
adjustments, changing accessories,
or storing power tools. Such
preventive safety measures reduce
the risk of starting the power tool
accidentally.
d.Store idle power tools out of the
reach of children and do not allow
persons unfamiliar with the power
tool or these instructions to operate
the power tool. Power tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained
users.
e.Maintain power tools. Check for
misalignment or binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts and any
other condition that may affect the
power tool’s operation. If damaged,
have the power tool repaired before
use. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained power tools.
Circular Saw Safety Warnings
1.
DANGER: Keep hands away from
cutting area and the blade. Keep your
second hand on auxiliary handle,
or motor housing. If both hands are
holding the saw, they cannot be cut by
the blade.
2.
Do not reach underneath the
workpiece. The guard cannot protect
you from the blade below the workpiece.
3.
Adjust the cutting depth to the
thickness of the workpiece. Less than
a full tooth of the blade teeth should be
visible below the workpiece.
4.
Never hold piece being cut in your
hands or across your leg. Secure the
workpiece to a stable platform. It is
important to support the work properly to
minimize body exposure, blade binding,
or loss of control.
5.
Hold power tool by insulated gripping
surfaces when performing an
operation where the cutting tool may
contact hidden wiring or its own cord.
Contact with a″ live″ wire will also make
exposed metal parts of the power tool ″
live″ and shock the operator.
6.
When ripping always use a rip fence
or straight edge guide. This improves
the accuracy of cut and reduces the
chance of blade binding.
7.
Always use blades with correct size
and shape (diamond versus round) of
arbor holes. Blades that do not match
the mounting hardware of the saw will
run eccentrically, causing loss of control.
8.
Never use damaged or incorrect blade
washers or bolt. The blade washers
and bolt were specially designed for
your saw, for optimum performance and
safety of operation.
f. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean.
Properly maintained cutting tools with
sharp cutting edges are less likely to
bind and are easier to control.
g.Use the power tool, accessories and
blades etc. in accordance with these
instructions, taking into account the
working conditions and the work
to be performed. Use of the power
tool for operations different from those
intended could result in a hazardous
situation.
5.
Service
a.Have your power tool serviced by a
qualified repair person using only
identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the power tool
is maintained.
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9.
Causes and Operator Prevention of
Kickback:
• Kickback is a sudden reaction to a
pinched, bound or misaligned saw
blade, causing an uncontrolled saw to
lift up and out of the workpiece toward
the operator;
• When the blade is pinched or bound
tightly by the kerf closing down, the
blade stalls and the motor reaction
drives the unit rapidly back toward the
operator;
• If the blade becomes twisted or
misaligned in the cut, the teeth at the
back edge of the blade can dig into the
top surface of the wood causing the
blade to climb out of the kerf and jump
back toward the operator.
Kickback is the result of saw misuse
and/or incorrect operating procedures or
conditions and can be avoided by taking
proper precautions as given below:
a.Maintain a firm grip with both hands
on the saw and position your arms
to resist kickback forces. Position
your body to either side of the
blade, but not in line with the blade.
Kickback could cause the saw to jump
backwards, but kickback forces can
be controlled by the operator, if proper
precautions are taken.
b.When blade is binding, or when
interrupting a cut for any reason,
release the trigger and hold the
saw motionless in the material until
the blade comes to a complete
stop. Never attempt to remove
the saw from the work or pull the
saw backward while the blade is
in motion or kickback may occur.
Investigate and take corrective actions
to eliminate the cause of blade binding.
c. When restarting a saw in the
workpiece, center the saw blade in
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the kerf and check that saw teeth
are not engaged into the material. If
saw blade is binding, it may walk up or
kickback from the workpiece as the saw
is restarted.
d.Support large panels to minimize the
risk of blade pinching and kickback.
Large panels tend to sag under their
own weight. Supports must be placed
under the panel on both sides, near
the line of cut and near the edge of the
panel.
e.Do not use dull or damaged blades.
Unsharpened or improperly set blades
produce narrow kerf causing excessive
friction, blade binding and kickback.
f. Blade depth and bevel adjusting
locking levers must be tight and
secure before making cut. If blade
adjustment shifts while cutting, it may
cause binding and kickback.
g.Use extra caution when making a
″plunge cut″ into existing walls or
other blind areas. The protruding
blade may cut objects that can cause
kickback.
10. Check lower guard for proper closing
before each use. Do not operate the
saw if lower guard does not move
freely and close instantly. Never
clamp or tie the lower guard into the
open position. If saw is accidentally
dropped, lower guard may be bent.
Raise the lower guard with the retracting
handle and make sure it moves freely
and does not touch the blade or any
other part, in all angles and depths of
cut.
11. Check the operation of the lower
guard spring. If the guard and the
spring are not operating properly,
they must be serviced before use.
Lower guard may operate sluggishly due
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to damaged parts, gummy deposits, or a
build-up of debris.
12. Lower guard should be retracted
manually only for special cuts such
as ″plunge cuts″ and ″compound
cuts.″ Raise lower guard by retracting
handle and as soon as blade enters
the material, the lower guard must be
released. For all other sawing, the lower
guard should operate automatically.
13. Always observe that the lower guard
is covering the blade before placing
saw down on bench or floor. An
unprotected, coasting blade will cause
the saw to walk backwards, cutting
whatever is in its path. Be aware of the
time it takes for the blade to stop after
switch is released.
14. Do not use this saw with the
saw held upside down in a vise.
The saw is not designed for such use
and cannot be used safely in that
position.
15. Do not use to cut logs, tree limbs, or
uneven lumber.
16. Wet lumber, green (unseasoned)
lumber, and pressure treated lumber
all have an increased potential for
kickback and should only be cut with
a blade for cutting that lumber type.
Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator
and have appropriate ventilation
whenever cutting pressure treated
lumber.
17. Do not use blades made from highspeed steel, abrasive blades, metalcutting blades or masonry-cutting
blades. The guards of this saw are not
designed to protect against the failure of
such blades.
18. Place the larger portion of the saw
base on the larger, supported part of
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the workpiece. This will help maintain
balance and control while the cut is
completed.
19. Blades must be rated to at least the
maximum speed marked on the tool.
20. Maintain labels and nameplates on
the tool. These carry important safety
information. If unreadable or missing,
contact Harbor Freight Tools for a
replacement.
21. Avoid unintentional starting. Prepare to
begin work before turning on the tool.
22. Do not lay the tool down until it has come
to a complete stop. Moving parts can
grab the surface and pull the tool out of
your control.
23. When using a handheld power tool,
maintain a firm grip on the tool with both
hands to resist starting torque.
24. Do not leave the tool unattended when
it is plugged into an electrical outlet.
Turn off the tool, and unplug it from its
electrical outlet before leaving.
25. Use clamps (not included) or other
practical ways to secure and support the
workpiece to a stable platform. Holding
the work by hand or against your body is
unstable and may lead to loss of control.
26. This product is not a toy. Keep it out of
reach of children.
27. Verify that there are no utility lines or
hardware in or near the workpiece. This
is especially critical for plunge cuts.
28. Do not depress the spindle lock when
starting or during operation.
29. People with pacemakers should
consult their physician(s) before use.
Electromagnetic fields in close proximity
to heart pacemaker could cause
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pacemaker interference or pacemaker
failure. In addition, people with
pacemakers should:
• Avoid operating alone.
• Properly maintain and inspect to avoid
electrical shock.
• Any power cord must be properly
grounded. Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI) should also be
implemented – it prevents sustained
electrical shock.
30. WARNING: Some dust created by power
sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and
other construction activities, contains
chemicals known [to the State of
California] to cause cancer, birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Some
examples of these chemicals are:
• Lead from lead-based paints
• Crystalline silica from bricks and
cement or other masonry products
• Arsenic and chromium from chemically
treated lumber
Your risk from these exposures varies,
depending on how often you do this type
of work. To reduce your exposure to
these chemicals: work in a well ventilated
area, and work with approved safety
equipment, such as those dust masks
that are specially designed to filter out
microscopic particles. (California Health
& Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
31. WARNING: Handling the cord on this
product will expose you to lead, a
chemical known to the State of California
to cause cancer, and birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Wash hands
after handling. (California Health &
Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
32. The warnings, precautions, and
instructions discussed in this instruction
manual cannot cover all possible
conditions and situations that may occur.
It must be understood by the operator
that common sense and caution are
factors which cannot be built into this
product, but must be supplied by the
operator.
Vibration Safety
This tool vibrates during use. Repeated
or long-term exposure to vibration may cause
temporary or permanent physical injury,
particularly to the hands, arms and shoulders.
To reduce the risk of vibration-related injury:
1.
Anyone using vibrating tools regularly
or for an extended period should first
be examined by a doctor and then have
regular medical check-ups to ensure
medical problems are not being caused
or worsened from use. Pregnant
women or people who have impaired
blood circulation to the hand, past hand
injuries, nervous system disorders,
diabetes, or Raynaud’s Disease should
not use this tool. If you feel any medical
or physical symptoms related to vibration
(such as tingling, numbness, and white
or blue fingers), seek medical advice as
soon as possible.
2.
Do not smoke during use. Nicotine
reduces the blood supply to the hands
and fingers, increasing the risk of
vibration-related injury.
3.
Wear suitable gloves to reduce the
vibration effects on the user.
4.
Use tools with the lowest vibration when
there is a choice.
5.
Include vibration-free periods each day
of work.
6.
Grip tool as lightly as possible (while still
keeping safe control of it). Let the tool
do the work.
7.
To reduce vibration, maintain the tool
as explained in this manual. If any
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abnormal vibration occurs, stop use
immediately.
Save these
instructions.
the applicable standards of Underwriters
Laboratories, Inc., the Canadian
Standard Association, and the National
Electrical Code.
2.
Grounding
To prevent
electric shock
and death from incorrect
grounding wire
connection:
Check with a qualified electrician
if you are in doubt as to whether
the outlet is properly grounded.
Do not modify the power cord
plug provided with the tool.
Never remove the grounding
prong from the plug. Do not use
the tool if the power cord or plug
is damaged. If damaged, have it
repaired by a service facility
before use. If the plug will not fit
the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified
electrician.
Double Insulated Tools: Tools with
Two Prong Plugs
Outlets for 2-Prong Plug
1.
Tools marked “Double Insulated” do not
require grounding. They have a special
double insulation system which satisfies
OSHA requirements and complies with
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Double insulated tools may be used in
either of the 120 volt outlets shown in the
preceding illustration. (See Outlets for
2-Prong Plug.)
Extension Cords
1.
Grounded tools require a three wire
extension cord. Double Insulated
tools can use either a two or three wire
extension cord.
2.
As the distance from the supply outlet
increases, you must use a heavier gauge
extension cord. Using extension cords
with inadequately sized wire causes a
serious drop in voltage, resulting in loss
of power and possible tool damage.
(See Table A.)
3.
The smaller the gauge number of the
wire, the greater the capacity of the cord.
For example, a 14 gauge cord can carry
a higher current than a 16 gauge cord.
(See Table A.)
4.
When using more than one extension
cord to make up the total length, make
sure each cord contains at least the
minimum wire size required. (See Table
A.)
5.
If you are using one extension cord for
more than one tool, add the nameplate
amperes and use the sum to determine
the required minimum cord size. (See
Table A.)
6.
If you are using an extension cord
outdoors, make sure it is marked with the
suffix “W-A” (“W” in Canada) to indicate it
is acceptable for outdoor use.
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7.
Make sure the extension cord is properly
wired and in good electrical condition.
Always replace a damaged extension
cord or have it repaired by a qualified
electrician before using it.
8.
Protect the extension cords from sharp
objects, excessive heat, and damp or
wet areas.
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM WIRE GAUGE
FOR EXTENSION CORDS* (120/240 VOLT)
EXTENSION CORD
NAMEPLATE
LENGTH
AMPERES
(at full load)
25’ 50’ 75’ 100’ 150’
0 – 2.0
18
18
18
18
16
2.1 – 3.4
18
18
18
16
14
3.5 – 5.0
18
18
16
14
12
5.1 – 7.0
18
16
14
12
12
7.1 – 12.0
18
14
12
10
-
12.1 – 16.0
14
12
10
-
-
16.1 – 20.0
12
10
-
-
-
TABLE A
* Based on limiting the line voltage drop to five volts at 150% of
the rated amperes.
Symbology
Double Insulated
Canadian Standards Association
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
V~
A
Volts Alternating Current
Amperes
No Load Revolutions per Minute
n0 xxxx/min. (RPM)
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To prevent serious injury
from flying Fragments:
Do not use blades made from
high-speed steel, abrasive
blades, or metal- or masonrycutting blades. The guards of
this saw are not designed to
protect against the failure of
such blades.
SPECIFICATIONS
Motor
Laser Battery Type
Saw Blade
120 V~ / 60 Hz / 10 A; 5,000 RPM
“AAA” (Qty. 2 included)
7-1/4” Diameter (Included)
Minimum 5,000 RPM Rating
Maximum Cutting Depth 2-1/2” @ 90° / 1-3/4” @ 45°
Spindle Diameter
5/8”
Base Plate Dimensions 10-5/8” L x 5-5/16” W x 3/8” H
Fence Guide Dimensions 6-1/4” L x 10-3/16” W x 1-1/16” H
CAUTION
LASER LIGHT
DO NOT STARE
INTO BEAM
Max. Output: <1 mW,
Wavelength: 650 nm
CLASS II LASER PRODUCT
Note: For additional information regarding the
parts listed in the following pages, refer
to the Assembly Diagram near the end of
this manual.
This product complies
with 21 CFR 1040.10
and 1040.11
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Functions
LASER
SWITCH (74)
UNPACKING
Trigger (67)
SAFTEY
BUTTON
LASER
GUIDE
When unpacking, make sure the item
is intact and undamaged. If any parts are
missing or broken, please call Harbor Freight
Tools at the number shown on the cover of
this manual as soon as possible.
Instructions for putting
into use
Read the entire Important
Safety Information
section at the beginning of this
manual including all text under
subheadings therein before set up
or use of this product.
To prevent
serious injury
from accidental
operation:
Turn the Trigger of the tool off
and unplug the tool from its
electrical outlet before
assembling or making any
adjustments to the tool.
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1.
Safety Button: The Circular Saw is
equipped with a Safety Button. To turn
the Saw on, first depress the Safety
Button and then pull on the Trigger.
2.
Laser Switch (74): The Circular Saw
is equipped with a Laser Guide that
is designed to aid alignment of the
Saw Blade with the cutting line on the
workpiece. To operate, push the Laser
Switch to its “ON” or “OFF” positions.
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Operating Instructions
OUTER PLATE
(18)
SCREW
(48)
Read the entire Important
Safety Information
section at the beginning of this
manual including all text under
subheadings therein before set up
or use of this product.
HEX
WRENCH
(69)
Tool Set Up
To prevent
serious injury
from accidental
operation:
Turn the Trigger of the tool off
and unplug the tool from its
electrical outlet before adjusting
tool or installing accessories.
SAW BLADE
(20)
2.
Use the accessory Hex Wrench (69) to
unscrew and remove the Screw (48).
3.
Remove the Outer Plate (18).
BLADE
HOUSING (11)
To Install A Saw Blade:
CAUTION! To avoid accidental cuts to
hands and fingers, always wear heavy
duty work gloves when installing Saw
Blades (20).
SAFETY
COVER (26)
4.
SPINDLE
LOCK (39)
1.
Depress the Spindle Lock (39) to hold
the Spindle stationary.
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Raise up on the Safety Cover (26).
Then, install the Saw Blade (20) on the
Spindle of the tool.
IMPORTANT: When installing a Saw Blade
(20), make sure the teeth of the Saw
Blade point upward and that the direction
of the arrow shown on the Saw Blade
matches the direction of the arrow
shown on the Blade Housing (11).
5.
Release the Safety Cover (18), and allow
it to return to its original position.
6.
Re-install the Outer Plate (18). While
depressing the Spindle Lock (39), use
the accessory Hex Wrench (69) to firmly
re-tighten the Screw (48) back into the
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Spindle to secure the Saw Blade (20) in
place.
SCALE
To Adjust The Depth Of Cut:
DEPTH
BRACKET (46)
BASE (4)
BASE
(4)
NUT
(10)
DEPTH
LOCK (44)
FIGURE H
2.
FIGURE G
1.
The depth of cut may be adjusted to a
maximum of 2-1/2” at 90 degrees and
1-3/4” at 45 degrees.
2.
To adjust the depth of cut, raise the
Depth Lock (44) to its unlocked position.
3.
Raise the Saw body up from the Base
(4), and set the depth of cut using the
Depth Bracket (46) provided.
4.
To Adjust The Guide Ruler:
BASE
(4)
GUIDE
RULER (1)
Then, lower the Depth Lock to its locked
position.
NOTE: Add 1/8” to your depth of cut so the
Saw Blade (20) can cut through the
material and clear out sawdust from the
cut.
To Adjust The Angle Of Cut:
1.
To adjust the angle of cut, loosen the
Nut (10). Rotate the Base (4) to set the
angle, using the Scale provided. Then,
retighten the Nut to lock the Base in
position.
The angle of cut may be adjusted from
90 degrees to 45 degrees.
SCREW
(3)
FIGURE I
1.
The Guide Ruler (1) is used for making
cut parallel to a workpiece edge at a
chosen distance.
2.
To use the Guide Ruler (1), loosen the
Screw (3). Slide the arm of the Guide
Ruler through the openings on each side
of the Base (4) and achieve the desired
cutting distance using the Scale. Then,
retighten the Screw to lock the Guide
Ruler in position.
NOTE: The Guide Ruler can be used from
either side of the Base.
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Work Piece and Work Area Set Up
1.
3.
Position the Saw Blade (20) about
1/2” from the beginning cut line on the
workpiece. Do not allow the Saw Blade
to come in contact with the workpiece.
4.
Turn the Laser Switch (74) to its “ON”
position, and align the laser beam with
the cut line on the workpiece. Note: Kerf
will be centered on laser beam.
5.
Depress the Safety Button and then
squeeze the Trigger (67) to turn on the
Circular Saw.
6.
Allow the Saw Blade (20) to rotate at full
speed before slowly feeding it into the
workpiece.
7.
Make sure to hold the Circular Saw firmly
with both hands to avoid kickback. Then,
finish making the cut.
8.
When finished, release the Trigger (67)
to stop the Circular Saw. Wait until
the Saw Blade (20) stops completely.
Turn the Laser Switch (74) to its “OFF”
position. Then, remove the Circular Saw
from the workpiece.
9.
To prevent accidents, turn off the tool
and disconnect its power supply after
use. Clean, then store the tool indoors
out of children’s reach.
Work piece selection:
a.Work piece must be free of foreign
objects and loose knots.
b.Do not use to cut logs, tree limbs, or
uneven lumber.
c. Wet lumber, green (unseasoned)
lumber, and pressure treated lumber all
have an increased potential for kickback
and should only be cut with a blade
designed for cutting that lumber. Wear
a NIOSH-approved respirator and have
appropriate ventilation whenever cutting
pressure treated lumber.
2.
Designate a work area that is clean and
well-lit. The work area must not allow
access by children or pets to prevent
distraction and injury.
3.
Route the power cord along a safe
route to reach the work area without
creating a tripping hazard or exposing
the power cord to possible damage. The
power cord must reach the work area
with enough extra length to allow free
movement while working.
4.
Secure loose workpieces using a vise
or clamps (not included) to prevent
movement while working.
5.
Verify that there are no utility lines or
hardware in or near the workpiece. This
is especially critical for plunge cuts.
General Operating Instructions
1.
Make sure that all guards are in place
and in proper working order and that
all adjustment knobs are tight before
operation.
2.
Once all adjustments are made, plug the
Power Cord/Plug (68) into the nearest
120 volt, grounded, electrical outlet.
REV 10g
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Maintenance And
Servicing
“AAA” BATTERIES
(QTY. 2)
Procedures not specifically
explained in this manual must
be performed only by a qualified
technician.
To prevent
serious injury
from accidental
operation:
Turn the Power Switch of the tool
off and unplug the tool from its
electrical outlet before
performing any inspection,
maintenance, or cleaning
procedures.
FIGURE J
3.
a.Open the Laser Plate Cover (17) to
expose the Batteries.
To prevent serious injury
from tool failure:
Do not use damaged equipment.
If abnormal noise or vibration
occurs, have the problem
corrected before further use.
Cleaning, Maintenance, and
Lubrication
1.
2.
BEFORE EACH USE, inspect the
general condition of the tool. Check for
loose screws, misalignment or binding of
moving parts, cracked or broken parts,
damaged electrical wiring, and any
other condition that may affect its safe
operation.
Before each use, inspect the Saw
Blade (20). Using a dull Saw Blade will
cause excessive wear on the Motor of
the Circular Saw and will not produce
a satisfactory cut. Replace with a new
Saw Blade when needed.
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To replace the Batteries for the Laser:
The Laser Guide requires the use of
two “AAA” Batteries. To replace the
Batteries:
b.Remove the old Batteries.
c. Then, install two fully charged “AAA”
Batteries, making sure to match the
poles (+ and --) as shown in the Battery
Compartment.
d.Then, close the Laser Plate Cover (17).
4.
To clean or replace the Carbon
Brushes (60): Clean or replace the
two Carbon Brushes when the Motor
performance decreases, or stops
working completely. The Carbon
Brushes are located on each side of the
Housing (57).
a.Unscrew and remove the two Carbon
Brush Covers (61) located on each side
of the Housing (57).
b.Remove the two Carbon Brushes (60)
from the two Brush Holders (59).
c. If the Carbon Brushes (60) are worn
down more than 1/2, replace both
Carbon Brushes. If, however, the
Carbon Brushes are just dirty they may
be cleaned by rubbing them with a
pencil eraser.
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Note: Reinstall in the same orientation.
d.When installing the Carbon Brushes
(60), make sure the carbon portion of
the Carbon Brushes contact the motor’s
Stator (56) and that the springs face
away from the Stator. Also, make sure
the springs operate freely.
e.After replacement or cleaning, replace
the two Carbon Brush Covers (61).
5.
To clean the exterior parts of the
Circular Saw, use only a clean cloth and
mild detergent to clean the body of the
Saw. Do not immerse any electrical
part of the tool in any liquids.
6.
WARNING! If the supply cord of
this power tool is damaged, it must be
replaced only by a qualified service
technician.
NOTE: New Carbon Brushes (60) tend to arc
or spark when first used until they wear
and conform to the motor’s Stator (56).
Troubleshooting
Problem
Tool will not start.
Possible Causes
1. Cord not connected.
2. No power at outlet.
3. Tool’s thermal reset breaker
tripped (if equipped).
4. Internal damage or wear.
(Carbon brushes or switch, for
example.)
Tool operates slowly. Power being reduced by long or
small diameter extension cord.
Performance
1. Blade dull or damaged.
decreases over time. 2. Carbon brushes worn or
damaged.
Excessive noise or Internal damage or wear. (Carbon
rattling.
brushes or bearings, for example.)
Overheating.
1. Forcing tool to work too fast.
2. Blade misaligned.
3. Blade dull or damaged.
4. Blocked motor housing vents.
5. Motor being strained by long or
small diameter extension cord.
Likely Solutions
1. Check that cord is plugged in.
2. Check power at outlet. If outlet is unpowered,
turn off tool and check circuit breaker. If breaker
is tripped, make sure circuit is right capacity for
tool and circuit has no other loads.
3. Turn off tool and allow to cool. Press reset button
on tool.
4. Have technician service tool.
Eliminate use of extension cord. If an extension
cord is needed, use one with the proper diameter
for its length and load. See Extension Cords in
GROUNDING section.
1. Keep blade sharp. Replace as needed.
2. Have qualified technician replace brushes.
Have technician service tool.
1. Allow tool to work at its own rate.
2. Check and correct blade to fence alignment.
3. Keep blade sharp. Replace as needed.
4. Wear ANSI-approved safety goggles and NIOSHapproved dust mask/respirator while blowing dust
out of motor using compressed air.
5. Eliminate use of extension cord. If an extension
cord is needed, use one with the proper diameter
for its length and load. See Extension Cords in
GROUNDING section.
Follow all safety precautions whenever diagnosing or servicing the tool.
Disconnect power supply before service.
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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
The manufacturer and/or distributor has provided the parts list and assembly
diagram in this manual as a reference tool only. Neither the manufacturer or distributor makes any representation or warranty of any kind to the buyer that he
or she is qualified to make any repairs to the product, or that he or she is qualified to replace any parts of the product. In fact, the manufacturer and/or distributor expressly states that all repairs and parts replacements should be undertaken by
certified and licensed technicians, and not by the buyer. The buyer assumes all risk
and liability arising out of his or her repairs to the original product or replacement parts thereto, or arising out of his or her installation of replacement parts thereto.
Parts List
Part
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
Description
Guide Ruler
Rivet
Screw
Base
Screw (M6 x 16)
Angle Bracket
Orientation Block
Screw (M6 x 10)
Washer
Nut (M6)
Blade Housing
Screw
Laser Plate
Screw
Spring Washer
Washer
Laser Plate Cover
Outer Plate
Spring Pin (6 x 40)
Saw Blade
Inner Plate
Spindle
Key (3 x 10 x 7)
Screw (M4 x 8)
Safety Cover Plate
Safety Cover
Screw (M5 x 8)
Bearing (6001Z)
Bearing Holder
Orientation Steel Cover
Screw (M5 x 14)
Gear
Spring Washer (#5)
Wave Spring Washer (#12)
C-Ring (#12)
Oilless Bearing
Gear Box
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Qty.
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
3
1
1
1
3
1
4
1
1
1
1
Part
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
Description
Spring
Spindle Lock
Spring
Safety Cover Wrench
C-Ring (#10)
Nut (M6)
Depth Lock
Large Washer
Depth Bracket
Screw (M6 x 14)
Screw (M6 x 16)
Bearing (6000Z)
C-Ring (#12)
Rotor
Bearing (607Z)
Bearing Cover
Air Baffle Plate
Screw (ST4.8 x 60)
Stator
Housing
Screw (M5 x 58)
Carbon Brush Holder
Carbon Brush
Carbon Brush Cover
Nut (M5)
Right Handle
Cord Clamp
Screw (ST4.2 x 14)
Cord Sleeve
Power Switch
Power Cord/Plug
Hex Wrench
Screw (ST4.2 x 12)
Left Handle
Screw (ST$.2 x 16)
Screw (M5 x 25)
Laser Switch
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Qty.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
2
1
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ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM
Record Product’s Serial Number Here:
Note: If product has no serial number, record month and year of purchase instead.
Note: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only, and are not available
individually as replacement parts.
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Limited 1 year / 90 Day
warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every
effort to assure that its products meet high
quality and durability standards, and warrants
to the original purchaser that for a period
of ninety days from date of purchase that
the engine/motor, the belts (if so equipped),
and the blades (if so equipped) are free
of defects in materials and workmanship.
Harbor Freight Tools also warrants to the
original purchaser, for a period of one year
from date of purchase, that all other parts
and components of the product are free from
defects in materials and workmanship (90
days if used by a professional contractor or
if used as rental equipment). This warranty
does not apply to damage due directly or
indirectly, to misuse, abuse, negligence or
accidents, repairs or alterations outside
our facilities, normal wear and tear, or to
lack of maintenance. We shall in no event
be liable for death, injuries to persons
or property, or for incidental, contingent,
special or consequential damages arising
from the use of our product. Some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitation of exclusion may not apply
to you. This warranty is expressly
in lieu of all other warranties,
express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness.
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To take advantage of this warranty,
the product or part must be returned to us
with transportation charges prepaid. Proof
of purchase date and an explanation of the
complaint must accompany the merchandise.
If our inspection verifies the defect, we
will either repair or replace the product at
our election or we may elect to refund the
purchase price if we cannot readily and
quickly provide you with a replacement. We
will return repaired products at our expense,
but if we determine there is no defect, or that
the defect resulted from causes not within the
scope of our warranty, then you must bear the
cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal
rights and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
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Camarillo, CA 93011 • (800) 444-3353
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