Kobalt K20LC-26A User manual

Kobalt K20LC-26A User manual
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20-VOLT
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Product Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Safety Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Operating Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Component
Specifications
Rated voltage
20V DC
No-load speed
4,800 RPM
Saw blade size
6-1/2 in.
Cutting angle
50°
Depth of cut at 90°
2-1/8 in.
Depth of cut at 45°
1-3/4 in.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Know the Tool
To operate this tool, carefully read this manual and all labels affixed to the circular saw before using it.
Keep this manual available for future reference.
Important
This tool should be serviced only by a qualified service technician.
Read All Instructions Thoroughly
General Safety Rules For All Power Tools
WARNING: Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to follow all 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.
Work Area Safety
• Keep the work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and dark areas invite accidents.
• 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.
• Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you
to lose control.
Electrical safety
• Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use any
adaptor plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will
reduce the risk of electric shock.
• Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
• Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase
the risk of electric shock.
• Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool.
Keep the cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords
increase the risk of electric shock.
• 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.
• 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.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Personal Safety
• 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.
• Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment
such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection, used for appropriate
conditions, will reduce personal injuries.
• Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure that the switch is in the off-position before
connecting to a power source and/or battery pack, picking 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.
• 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.
• Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of
the power tool in unexpected situations.
• Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves
away from moving parts. Loose clothing, jewelry or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
• If devices are provided for the connection of dust-extraction and collection, ensure that
these are connected and properly used. Use of these devices can reduce dust-related hazards.
Power Tool Use and Care
• Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your application. The correct
power tool will do the job better and more safely at the rate for which it was designed.
• Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power tool that cannot
be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges
are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
• Use the power tool, accessories, tool bits, etc. in accordance with these instructions, taking
into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the power tool for
operations different from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Battery Tool Use and Care
• Recharge only with the charger specified by the manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for
one type of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with another battery pack.
• Use power tools only with specifically designated battery packs. Use of any other battery
packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
• When a battery pack is not in use, keep it away from other metal objects, such as paper
clips, coins, keys, nails, screws or other small metal objects that can make a connection
from one terminal to another. Shorting the battery terminals together may cause burns or a fire.
• Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the battery; avoid contact. If contact
accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes, seek medical help. Liquid
ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
Service
• 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.
Specific Safety Rules for Circular Saws
Safety Instructions for All Saws
DANGER: Keep hands away from the cutting area and the blade. Keep your second hand
on the auxiliary handle or the motor housing. If both hands are holding the saw, they cannot be
cut by the blade.
• Do not reach underneath the workpiece. The guard cannot protect you from the blade below the
workpiece.
• Adjust the cutting depth to the thickness of the workpiece. Less than a full tooth of the blade
teeth should be visible below the workpiece.
• Never hold the 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, and loss of control.
• Hold power tools by the insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the
cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a “live” wire will also make
exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and shock the operator.
• When ripping, always use a rip fence or straight-edge guide. This improves the accuracy of cut
and reduces the chance of blade binding.
• Always use blades with arbor holes of the correct size and shape (diamond versus round).
Blades that do not match the mounting hardware of the saw will run eccentrically, causing loss of
control.
• Never use damaged or incorrect blade washers or bolt. The blade washers and bolt were
specially designed for your saw for optimum performance and safe of operation.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Further Safety Instructions For All Saws
Cause 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 upper 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.
• 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.
• When the 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.
• When restarting a saw in the workpiece, center the saw blade in the kerf and check that the
saw teeth are not engaged in the material. If the saw blade is binding, it may walk up or kickback
from the workpiece as the saw is restarted.
• Support larger panels to minimize the risk of blade pinching and kickback. Larger 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.
• Do not use dull or damaged blades. Dull or improperly set blades produce narrow kerf, causing
excessive friction, blade binding and kickback.
• Blade-depth and bevel-adjusting locking levers must be tight and secure before making a
cut. If the blade adjustment shifts while cutting, it may cause binding and kickback.
• Use extra caution when making a “plunge cut” into existing walls or other blind areas. The
protruding blade may contact hidden objects that can cause kickback.
Safety Instructions For Lower Blade Guard
• C
heck the lower guard for proper closing before each use. Do not operate the saw if the
lower guard does not move freely and close instantly. Never clamp or tie the lower guard
into the open position. If the saw is accidentally dropped, the lower guard may be bent. Raise the
lower guard with the retracting handle and make sure that it moves freely and does not touch the
blade or any other part, in all angles and all depths of cut.
• Check the operation of the lower guard spring. If the guard and the spring are not operating
properly, they must be serviced before use. A lower guard may operate sluggishly due to
damaged parts, gummy deposits, or a build-up of debris.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
• The lower guard should be retracted manually only for special cuts, such as “plunge cuts”
and “compound cuts.” Raise the lower guard with the retracting handle and, as soon as
blade enters the material, the lower guard must be released. For all other sawing, the lower
guard should be allowed to operate automatically.
• Always observe that the lower guard is covering the blade before placing the saw down on
the bench or floor. An unprotected, coasting blade will cause the saw to walk backwards, cutting
whatever is in its path. Be aware of the time it takes for the blade to stop after switch is released.
Additional Safety Rules For Circular Saws
a.Always wear a dust mask
b.Only use recommended saw blades
c.Always wear hearing protection
d.Do not use with any abrasive wheels
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, cement, and other masonry products.
— Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber.
Your Risk From These Exposures Varies, Depending Upon How Often You Do
This Type Of Work.
To reduce your exposure to these chemicals:
— Work in a well-ventilated area.
— Work with approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter
out microscopic particles.
Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash exposed areas with soap and water.
Allowing Dust to Get Into Your Mouth or Eyes or to Lie on the Skin May Promote Absorption
of Harmful Chemicals.
PREPARATION
Know Your Circular Saw
Before attempting to use the circular saw, familiarize yourself with all of its operating features and
safety requirements.
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PACKAGE CONTENTS
A
S
L
K
V
P
H
Q
U
I
R
J
C
M
D
W
N
F
T
M
E
B
G
O
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PART
DESCRIPTION
A
Trigger switch
B
Motor housing
C
Main handle
D
Auxiliary handle
E
Bevel locking knob
F
0° - 50° bevel scale
G
Edge-guide locking knob
H
Blade-guard lever
I
Lower blade guard
J
Base plate
K
Upper blade guard
L
Dust-extraction port
M
Depth-locking lever
N
Depth scale
O
Spindle-lock button
P
Blade
Q
Blade bolt
R
Blade outer flange
S
Lock-off button
T
Blade-guide notch
U
Edge-guide slots
V
Blade-rotation indicator
W
Blade wrench (1)
WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with the saw to cause carelessness. Remember that one
careless moment is enough to cause severe injury. Before attempting to use any tool, be sure to
become familiar with all of the operating features and safety instructions.
Applications
This saw can be used for the purpose listed below:
• Cutting all types of wood and wood products
NOTICE: The use of abrasive cut-off wheels is not recommended with this saw.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Variable-Speed Trigger Switch
Your saw is equipped with a trigger switch (A) to turn
the saw on and off, and to control the speed.
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S
A
a. To start the saw, depress the lock-off button (S) and
then squeeze the trigger switch.
b. To stop the saw, release the trigger switch and allow
it to return to the “OFF” position.
c. To vary the speed, simply increase or decrease the
pressure on the trigger switch. The more tightly the
trigger switch is squeezed, the higher the speed.
2. To Attach Battery Pack
a. Ensure that the trigger switch is in the ‘off’ position.
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b.Align the raised rib on the battery pack with the
grooves on the bottom of the saw, and then attach
the battery pack to the saw.
NOTICE: Make sure that the latch on the battery pack
snaps into place and the battery pack is secured to the
tool before beginning operation.
CAUTION: When placing the battery pack on the
tool, be sure that the raised rib on battery pack aligns
with the groove on the saw and the latches snap into
place properly. Improper assembly of the battery pack
can cause damage to internal components.
To Detach Battery Pack (Fig. 2)
a.Ensure that the trigger switch is in the ‘off’ position.
b.Depress the battery-release button located on the front of the battery pack to release the battery
pack.
c.Pull the battery forward to remove from the tool.
Saw Blades
a. The best saw blades will not cut efficiently if they are not kept clean, sharp, and properly set.
Using a dull blade will place a heavy load on the saw and increase the danger of kickback. Keep
extra blades on hand so sharp blades are always available.
b. Gum and resin on blades will slow the saw down. Follow the instructions for REMOVING A SAW
BLADE, use gum and resin remover, hot water, or kerosene to remove these accumulations.
WARNING: Do not use gasoline to clean the blade.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3. Installing a Saw Blade
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a.Remove the battery pack from the saw.
O
b.Depress and hold the spindle-lock button (O).
c. While keeping the spindle-lock button depressed,
remove the blade bolt (Q) by turning it clockwise with
the blade wrench (included).
d.Remove the outer flange (R).
R
WARNING: If the inner flange has been removed,
replace it before placing the blade on the spindle. Failure
to do so will prevent the blade from tightening properly and
could result in serious personal injury.
H
I
P
Q
e. Use the blade guard lever (H) to retract the lower
blade guard (I) into the upper blade guard (K). Make
sure that the lower guard works properly and allows
the guard to move freely.
f.Verify that the saw teeth, the arrow on the saw blade and the blade-rotation indicator arrow (V) on
the lower guard are all pointing in the same direction.
NOTICE: The saw teeth should point upward at the front of the saw, as shown in Fig. 4.
g. Fit the saw blade (P) inside the lower blade guard (I) and onto the spindle.
h. Replace the outer blade flange (R).
i. Depress and hold the spindle-lock button, and replace the blade screw.
j. Tighten the blade bolt securely by turning it counterclockwise with the blade wrench (included).
NOTICE: Never use a blade that is too thick to allow the outer blade flange to engage with the flat
section of the spindle.
WARNING: To prevent personal injury, always remove the battery pack before installing or
removing the saw blade!
Removing the Saw Blade (Fig. 3)
a. Remove the battery pack from the saw.
b. Depress and hold the spindle-lock button (O).
c.While keeping the spindle-lock button depressed, remove the blade bolt (Q) by turning it clockwise
with the blade wrench (included).
d.Remove the outer flange (R).
e.Lift the lower blade guard (I).
f.Remove the blade (P).
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
4. Blade Guard System
The lower blade guard (I) on the circular saw is there
for the operator’s protection and safety. Do not alter it
for any reason.
If the lower blade guard becomes damaged or if the
blade begins to run slowly or sluggishly, DO NOT
operate the saw until the damaged part has been
repaired or replaced. ALWAYS leave the guard in its
correct operating position when using the saw.
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K
H
DANGER: When sawing through a workpiece,
the lower blade guard does not cover the blade on the
underside of the workpiece. Since the blade is exposed
on the underside of the workpiece, ALWAYS keep hands
and fingers away from the cutting area. Serious injury will
result if any part of the body comes into contact with the
moving blade.
I
WARNING: To avoid possible serious injury, never use the saw when the lower blade guard is
not operating correctly. Check the lower blade guard for correct operation before each use. The lower
blade guard is operating correctly when it moves freely and instantly returns to the closed position. If
the saw is dropped, check the lower blade guard and bumper for damage at all depth settings before
using it.
If the lower blade guard does not snap closed at any time, remove the battery pack from the saw.
Exercise the lower blade guard by using the blade-guard lever (H) to move it rapidly back and
forth from the full open position to the closed position several times. This will usually restore the
guard to its normal operating condition. If this does not correct a slow or sluggishly closing lower
guard, do not use the saw. Take it to an authorized service technician for repair.
5. Starting/Stopping The Saw
To start the saw: Depress the lock-off button (S),
then depress the trigger switch (A). Always allow the
blade to reach full speed, and then guide the saw
into the workpiece.
WARNING: The blade should reach full speed
before it comes into contact with the workpiece. To stop
the saw: Release the trigger switch (A) and allow the
blade to come to a complete stop
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S
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6. Depth-Of-Cut Adjustment
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WARNING: Always maintain the correct bladedepth setting.
The correct blade-depth setting for all cuts should not
exceed the thickness of the material being cut by more
than 1/4 in. (6.5 mm).
N
M
Greater blade depth will increase the chance of kickback,
and cause the cut to be rough.
a. Remove the battery pack from the saw.
b. Raise the depth-locking lever (M) to release it.
c. Determine the desired depth of cut.
d. Hold the base (J) flat against the workpiece and raise
or lower the saw until the indicator mark on the saw
aligns with the desired depth on the depth scale (N).
e. Lower the depth-locking lever to lock it into position.
7. Adjusting the Cutting Angle
a. Loosen the bevel-locking knob (E), located on the
0° - 50° bevel scale (F) on the base plate (J).
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E
b Tilt the body of the saw until the required angle is
reached (refer to the 0° - 50° bevel scale).
c. Tighten the bevel-locking knob to secure the saw
and angle.
F
J
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
8. Cutting With the Circular Saw (8a – 8c)
Refer to the figures in this section to learn the correct and
incorrect ways of handling the saw.
8a
WARNING: To make sawing easier and safer,
always maintain proper control of the saw. Loss of control
could cause an accident resulting in serious injury.
DANGER: When lifting the saw from the workpiece,
the blade is exposed on the underside of the saw until
the lower blade guard closes. Make sure that the lower
blade guard is closed before setting the saw down.
To make the safest and best possible cut, follow these
helpful hints:
a. Hold the saw firmly with both hands.
8b
b. Avoid placing your hand on the workpiece while
making a cut (Fig. 8a).
c.Support the workpiece so that the cut is always to
the operator’s side and not directly in line with the
operator’s body.
d. Support the workpiece near the cut.
e. Clamp the workpiece securely so that the workpiece
will not move during the cut (Fig. 8b).
f. Always place the saw on the portion of the workpiece
that is supported, and not on the “cut off ” piece (Fig. 8c).
g. Place the workpiece with the “good” side down.
h. Draw a guideline along the desired cutting line before
beginning the cut.
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8c
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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9. Rip Cutting/Cross-Cutting
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When making a cross-cut or a rip cut, align the
guideline with the blade-guide notch (T) on the base,
as shown in Fig. 9. The distance from the saw blade
to the saw base is approximately 1-1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
on the left side of the saw and 4-1/4 in. (10.8 cm) on
the right side. Blade thicknesses vary, so you should
always make a trial cut in scrap material along a
guideline to determine how much the guideline must
be offset from the guide to produce an accurate cut.
NOTICE: The distance from the cutting line to the
guideline is the amount by which the guide should be
offset. Use a guide when making long or wide rip cuts.
10. Cross-Cutting Using a Straight Edge
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a. Secure the workpiece.
b. Clamp a straight edge to the workpiece using
C-clamps (not included).
NOTICE: Position the C-clamps so that they will not
interfere with the saw housing during the cut.
c. Press the lock-off button and depress the trigger
switch to start the saw.
d. Allow the blade to reach full speed, then guide the
saw into the workpiece and make the cut.
e. Saw along the straight edge to achieve a straight rip
cut.
f. Release the trigger switch and allow the blade to
come to a complete stop.
g. Lift the saw from the workpiece.
NOTICE: Do not bind the blade in the cut.
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11. Bevel Cutting
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To make the best possible cut:
a. Align the cutting line with the blade-guide notch (T)
on the base when making 45° bevel cuts.
b. Make a trial cut in scrap material along a guideline to
determine the amount to offset the guideline on the
cutting material.
c. Adjust the angle of cut to any desired setting
between 0° and 50°.
WARNING: Attempting a bevel cut without having
the bevel-locking knob securely locked in place can
result in serious injury.
d. Hold the saw firmly with both hands, as shown.
e. Rest the front edge of the base on the workpiece
without touching the blade to the workpiece.
f. Start the saw and allow the blade to reach full speed.
g. Guide the saw into the workpiece, and make the cut.
h. Release the trigger switch and allow the blade to
come to a complete stop.
i. Lift the saw from the workpiece.
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12. Pocket Cutting
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WARNING: Always adjust the bevel setting to 0°
before making a pocket cut. Attempting a pocket cut at
any other setting can result in loss of control of the saw
and possible serious injury.
a. Adjust the bevel setting to 0° and tighten the bevel
locking knob.
b. Set the blade to the correct blade-depth setting and
tighten the depth-locking lever (M).
c. Swing the lower blade guard up using the bladeguard lever (H).
E
H
d. Hold the lower blade guard in place with the blade
guard lever.
e. Rest the front of the base flat against the workpiece,
with the rear of the handle raised so that the blade
does not touch the workpiece.
f. Press the lock-off button and depress the trigger switch to start the saw.
g. Allow the blade to reach full speed, then guide the saw into the workpiece and make the cut.
h. Release the trigger switch and allow the blade to come to a complete stop.
i. Lift the saw from the workpiece.
WARNING: Always cut in a forward direction when pocket cutting. Cutting in the reverse
direction could cause the saw to climb up on the workpiece and kick back toward the operator.
WARNING: As the blade starts cutting the material, release the blade-guard lever immediately.
When the foot of the guard rests flat on the surface being cut, proceed cutting in a forward direction to
the end of the cut.
WARNING: Never tie the lower blade guard in a raised position. Leaving the blade exposed
could lead to serious injury.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
All maintenance should only be carried out by an authorized service organization.
Cleaning
Before cleaning or performing any maintenance, remove the battery pack from the tool. For safe and
proper operation, always keep the tool and its ventilation slots clean.
Always use only a soft, dry cloth to clean your circular saw; never use detergent or alcohol.
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING: Remove battery pack from the saw before performing troubleshooting procedures.
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Blade binds, jams, or
burns the wood
1. Improper operation
2. Dull blade
3. Improper blade
4. Warped blade
1. S
ee “OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS” section
2. R
eplace or sharpen blade
3. R
eplace blade
4. R
eplace blade
Saw vibrates or
shakes
1. Damaged blade
2. Loose blade
1. R
eplace blade
2. Tighten blade bolt
5-YEAR HASSLE-FREE WARRANTY
This circular saw is warranted to the original purchaser from the original purchase date for five (5)
years subject to the warranty coverage described herein.
This circular saw is warranted for the original user to be free from defects in material and
workmanship.
If you believe that the circular saw is defective at any time during the specified warranty period, simply
return the circular saw along with proof of purchase to the place of purchase for a free replacement or
refund, or call 1-888-3KOBALT (1-888-356-2258) for warranty service.
This warranty is void if: defects in materials or workmanship or damages result from repairs or
alterations which have been made or attempted by others or the unauthorized use of nonconforming
parts; the damage is due to normal wear, damage is due to abuse (including overloading of the tool
beyond capacity), improper maintenance, neglect or accident; or the damage is due to the use of the
tool after partial failure or use with improper accessories or unauthorized repair or alteration.
This warranty excludes blades, bits, bulbs and accessories.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state
to state.
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Kobalt® & K Design® are registered trademarks
of LF, LLC. All rights reserved.
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