operator`s manual
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
10 in. TABLE SAW
TS2400LS
Your table saw has been engineered and manufactured to our high standards for dependability, ease of operation, and
operator safety. When properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this
product.
Thank you for buying a RIDGID® product.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 2
 General Safety Rules .....................................................................................................................................................3-4
 Specific Safety Rules .....................................................................................................................................................4-5
 Symbols .........................................................................................................................................................................6-7
 Electrical ........................................................................................................................................................................... 8
 Glossary of Terms ............................................................................................................................................................. 9
 Features .....................................................................................................................................................................10-12
 Tools Needed .................................................................................................................................................................. 13
 Loose Parts..................................................................................................................................................................... 13
 Assembly ...................................................................................................................................................................14-20
 Operation ...................................................................................................................................................................20-34
 Adjustments ...............................................................................................................................................................35-39
 Maintenance ..............................................................................................................................................................40-41
 Accessories .................................................................................................................................................................... 41
 Troubleshooting .........................................................................................................................................................42-43
 Warranty ......................................................................................................................................................................... 45
 Parts Ordering/Service ......................................................................................................................................Back Page
INTRODUCTION
This tool has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability have
been given top priority in the design of this product making it easy to maintain and operate.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
� SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work when
practical. It’s safer than using your hand and frees both
hands to operate tool.
� DON’T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times.
� MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp
and clean for better and safer performance. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
� DISCONNECT TOOLS. When not in use, before
servicing, or when changing attachments, blades, bits,
cutters, etc., all tools should be disconnected.
� AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. Be sure switch is off
when plugging in any tool.
� USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult the
operator’s manual for recommended accessories. The
use of improper accessories may risk injury.
� NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury could occur if
the tool is tipped or if the cutting tool is unintentionally
contacted.
� CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the
tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should be
carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly
and perform its intended function. Check for alignment
of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of
parts, mounting and any other conditions that may affect
its operation. A guard or other part that is damaged must
be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service
center to avoid risk of personal injury.
� USE THE RIGHT DIRECTION OF FEED. Feed work into
a blade or cutter against the direction of rotation of blade
or cutter only.
� NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED. TURN
THE POWER OFF. Don’t leave tool until it comes to a
complete stop.
� PROTECT YOUR LUNGS. Wear a face or dust mask if
the cutting operation is dusty.
� PROTECT YOUR HEARING. Wear hearing protection
during extended periods of operation.
� DO NOT ABUSE CORD. Never yank cord to disconnect
from receptacle. Keep cord from heat, oil, and sharp
edges.
� USE OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORDS. When tool
is used outdoors, use only extension cords with
approved ground connection that are intended for use
outdoors and so marked.
� ALWAYS KEEP THE BLADE GUARD AND SPREADER
(SPLITTER) IN PLACE and in working order.
� KEEP BLADES CLEAN, SHARP, AND WITH
SUFFICIENT SET. Sharp blades minimize stalling
and kickback.
� KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA. Keep
hands away from blades. Do not reach underneath work
or around or over the blade while blade is rotating. Do not
attempt to remove cut material when blade is moving.
WARNING:
Read and understand all instructions. Failure to
follow all instructions listed below, may result in
electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
� KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read the operator’s
manual carefully. Learn the saw’s applications and
limitations as well as the specific potential hazards related
to this tool.
� GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK BY PREVENTING BODY CONTACT WITH GROUNDED SURFACES.
For example, pipes, radiators, ranges, refrigerator enclosures.
� KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in good working order.
� REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Form
habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting wrenches
are removed from tool before turning it on.
� KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and benches
invite accidents. DO NOT leave tools or pieces of wood
on the saw while it is in operation.
� DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS. Do
not use power tools in damp or wet locations or expose
to rain. Keep the work area well lit.
� KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. All visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept a safe
distance from work area. Do not let visitors contact
tool or extension cord while operating.
� MAKE WORKSHOP CHILDPROOF with padlocks and
master switches, or by removing starter keys.
� DON’T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and safer
at the feed rate for which it was designed.
� USE RIGHT TOOL. Don’t force the tool or attachment to
do a job it was not designed for. Don’t use it for a purpose
not intended.
� USE THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make sure your
extension cord is in good condition. Use only a cord 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. A wire gauge size
(A.W.G.) of at least 14 is recommended for an extension
cord 25 feet or less in length. If in doubt, use the next
heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier
the cord.
� DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing, gloves,
neckties, or jewelry. They can get caught and draw you
into moving parts. Rubber gloves and nonskid footwear
are recommended when working outdoors. Also wear
protective hair covering to contain long hair.
� ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WITH SIDE
SHIELDS. Everyday eyeglasses have only impactresistant lenses, they are NOT safety glasses.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
 BLADE COASTS AFTER BEING TURNED OFF.
� NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE.

Normal sparking of the motor could ignite fumes.
� INSPECT TOOL CORDS PERIODICALLY. If damaged, have repaired by a qualified service technician at
an authorized service facility. The conductor with insulation
having an outer surface that is green with or without yellow
stripes is the equipment-grounding conductor. If repair
or replacement of the electric cord or plug is necessary,
do not connect the equipment-grounding conductor to a
live terminal. Repair or replace a damaged or worn cord
immediately. Stay constantly aware of cord location and
keep it well away from the rotating blade.
� INSPECT EXTENSION CORDS PERIODICALLY and
replace if damaged.

� GROUND ALL TOOLS. If tool is equipped with three-prong
plug, it should be plugged into a three-hole electrical
receptacle.
� CHECK WITH A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN or service
personnel if the grounding instructions are not completely
understood or if in doubt as to whether the tool is properly
grounded.
� USE ONLY CORRECT ELECTRICAL DEVICES: 3-wire
extension cords that have 3-prong grounding plugs and
3-pole receptacles that accept the tool’s plug.
� DO NOT MODIFY the plug provided. If it will not fit the
outlet, have the proper outlet installed by a qualified
electrician.
� KEEP TOOL DRY, CLEAN, AND FREE FROM OIL AND
GREASE. Always use a clean cloth when cleaning. Never
use brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum-based products, or
any solvents to clean tool.
� STAY ALERT AND EXERCISE CONTROL. Watch what
you are doing and use common sense. Do not operate
tool when you are tired. Do not rush.
� DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT TURN IT
ON AND OFF. Have defective switches replaced by an
authorized service center.
� USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES. Do not use blades with
incorrect size holes. Never use blade washers or blade
bolts that are defective or incorrect. The maximum blade
capacity of your saw is 10 in. (254 mm).
� BEFORE MAKING A CUT, BE SURE ALL ADJUSTMENTS ARE SECURE.
� BE SURE BLADE PATH IS FREE OF NAILS. Inspect for
and remove all nails from lumber before cutting.
� NEVER TOUCH BLADE or other moving parts during
use.
� NEVER START A TOOL WHEN ANY ROTATING COMPONENT IS IN CONTACT WITH THE WORKPIECE.
� DO NOT OPERATE A TOOL WHILE UNDER THE
INFLUENCE OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL, OR ANY
MEDICATION.
� WHEN SERVICING use only identical replacement parts.
Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause
product damage.
� USE ONLY RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES listed
in this manual or addendums. Use of accessories that
are not listed may cause the risk of personal injury.
Instructions for safe use of accessories are included
with the accessory.
� DOUBLE CHECK ALL SETUPS. Make sure blade is
tight and not making contact with saw or workpiece
before connecting to power supply.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
� GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK. Kickback occurs when
the blade stalls rapidly and workpiece is driven back towards the operator. It can pull your hand into the blade
resulting in serious personal injury. Stay out of blade path
and turn switch off immediately if blade binds or stalls.
� USE RIP FENCE. Always use a fence or straight edge
guide when ripping.
� SUPPORT LARGE PANELS. To minimize risk of blade
pinching and kickback, always support large panels.
� REMOVE ALL FENCES AND AUXILIARY TABLES before
transporting saw. Failure to do so can result in an accident
causing possible serious personal injury.
� ALWAYS USE BLADE GUARD, SPREADER, AND ANTIKICKBACK PAWLS on all “through-sawing” operations.
Through-sawing operations are those in which the blade
cuts completely through the workpiece as in ripping or
cross cutting. Keep the blade guard down, the anti-kickback pawls down, and the riving knife/spreader/splitter
properly aligned to the saw blade.
� ALWAYS SECURE WORK firmly against rip fence, miter
fence, or miter gauge.
� ALWAYS USE A PUSH STICK FOR RIPPING NARROW STOCK. A push stick is a device used to push a
workpiece through the blade instead of using your hands.
Size and shape can vary but the push stick must always
be narrower than the workpiece to prevent the push stick
from contacting the saw blade. When ripping narrow
stock, always use a push stick, so your hand does not
come closer than three inches to the saw blade. Use a
featherboard and push blocks for all non-through cuts.
� NEVER perform any operation “freehand” which means
using only your hands to support or guide the workpiece.
Always use either the rip fence or miter fence to position
and guide the work.
� NEVER stand or have any part of your body in line with
the path of the saw blade.
� NEVER reach behind, over, or within three inches of the
blade or cutter with either hand for any reason.
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SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
 ALWAYS REMOVE THE RIP FENCE from the saw when
cross cutting.
� USE ONLY RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES listed in
this manual or addendums. Use of accessories that are
not listed may cause the risk of personal injury. Instructions for safe use of accessories are included with the
accessory.
� DO NOT USE THE MITER GAUGE AND RIP FENCE
during the same operation.
 NEVER use rip fence as cutoff gauge when cross
cutting.
� MAKE SURE THE WORK AREA HAS AMPLE LIGHTING
to see the work and that no obstructions will interfere with
safe operation BEFORE performing any work using the
table saw.
� NEVER attempt to free a stalled saw blade without first
turning the saw OFF and disconnecting the saw from the
power source.
� ALWAYS TURN OFF SAW before disconnecting it, to
avoid accidental starting when reconnecting to power
supply.
� PROVIDE ADEQUATE SUPPORT to the rear and sides of
the saw table for wide or long work pieces. Use a sturdy
“outrigger” support if a table extension more than 24
inches long is attached to the saw.
� THIS TOOL should have the following markings:
a) Wear eye protection.
b) Use saw blade guard and riving knife/spreader/
splitter for every operation for which it can be used,
including all through sawing.
c) Keep hands out of the line of saw blade.
d) Use a push stick when required.
e) Pay particular attention to instructions on reducing
risk of kickback.
f) Do not perform any operation freehand.
g) Never reach around or over the saw blade.
� AVOID KICKBACKS (work thrown back toward you)
by:
a) Keeping blade sharp.
b) Keeping rip fence parallel to the saw blade.
c) Keeping riving knife/spreader/splitter, anti-kickback
pawls, and blade guard in place and operating.
d) Not releasing the work before it is pushed all the
way past the saw blade using a push stick.
e) Not ripping work that is twisted or warped or does
not have a straight edge to guide along the fence.
� SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. Refer to them frequently
and use to instruct other users. If you loan someone this
tool, loan them these instructions also.
� IF THE POWER SUPPLY CORD IS DAMAGED, it must
be replaced only by the manufacturer or by an authorized
service center to avoid risk.
 AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS AND HAND
POSITIONS where a sudden slip could cause your hand
to move into the cutting tool.
WARNING:
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• 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.
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SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper
interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
W
Watt
Power
Minutes
Time
Alternating Current
Type of current
Direct Current
Type or a characteristic of current
No Load Speed
Rotational speed, at no load
Class II Construction
Double-insulated construction
Per Minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per minute
Wet Conditions Alert
Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.
Read The Operator’s Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand
operator’s manual before using this product.
Eye Protection
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields and, as necessary, a full face shield when operating
this product.
Safety Alert
Precautions that involve your safety.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in
serious personal injury.
Pinch Warning
Always watch for movement paying extra attention to
potential areas where pinching could occur.
Hot Surface
To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with
any hot surface.
min
no
.../min
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SYMBOLS
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may
result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in
property damage.
SERVICE
WARNING:
Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should
be performed only by a qualified service technician. For
service we suggest you return the product to your nearest
AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt
to use this product until you read thoroughly and
understand completely the operator’s manual.
If you do not understand the warnings and
instructions in the operator’s manual, do not use
this product. Call RIDGID customer service for
assistance.
WARNING:
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can result
in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety goggles or safety glasses
with side shields and, when needed, a full face shield. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use
over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always use eye protection which is marked
to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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ELECTRICAL
EXTENSION CORDS
SPEED AND WIRING
Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong grounding
plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept the tool's plug.
When using a power tool at a considerable distance from the
power source, use an extension cord heavy enough to carry
the current that the tool will draw. An undersized extension
cord will cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in a loss of
power and causing the motor to overheat. Use the chart
provided below to determine the minimum wire size required
in an extension cord. Only round jacketed cords listed by
Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) should be used.
The no-load speed of this tool is approximately 4,000 rpm.
This speed is not constant and decreases under a load or
with lower voltage. For voltage, the wiring in a shop is as
important as the motor’s horsepower rating. A line intended
only for lights cannot properly carry a power tool motor. Wire
that is heavy enough for a short distance will be too light for
a greater distance. A line that can support one power tool
may not be able to support two or three tools.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding
provides a path of least resistance for electric current to
reduce the risk of electric shock. This tool is equipped
with an electric cord having an equipment-grounding
conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged
into a matching outlet that is properly installed and grounded
in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
Do not modify the plug provided. If it will not fit the outlet, have
the proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. Improper
connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result
in a risk of electric shock. The conductor with insulation having
an outer surface that is green with or without yellow stripes is
the equipment-grounding conductor. If repair or replacement
of the electric cord or plug is necessary, do not connect the
equipment-grounding conductor to a live terminal.
Check with a qualified electrician or service personnel if the
grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if
in doubt as to whether the tool is properly grounded.
Repair or replace a damaged or worn cord immediately.
This tool is intended for use on a circuit that has an outlet
like the one shown in figure 1. It also has a grounding pin
like the one shown.
**Ampere rating (on tool faceplate)
0-2.0
2.1-3.4
Cord Length
3.5-5.0
5.1-7.0 7.1-12.0
12.1-16.0
Wire Size (A.W.G.)
25'
16
16
16
16
14
14
50'
16
16
16
14
14
12
100'
16
16
14
12
10
—
**Used on 12 gauge - 20 amp circuit.
NOTE: AWG = American Wire Gauge
When working with the tool outdoors, use an extension cord
that is designed for outside use. This is indicated by the
letters “WA” on the cord’s jacket.
Before using an extension cord, inspect it for loose or
exposed wires and cut or worn insulation.
WARNING:
Keep the extension cord clear of the working area.
Position the cord so that it will not get caught on
lumber, tools or other obstructions while you are
working with a power tool. Failure to do so can
result in serious personal injury.
WARNING:
Check extension cords before each use. If damaged replace immediately. Never use tool with
a damaged cord since touching the damaged
area could cause electrical shock resulting in
serious injury.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
This tool is powered by a precision built electric motor. It
should be connected to a power supply that is 120 V, 60
Hz, AC only (normal household current). Do not operate
this tool on direct current (DC). A substantial voltage drop
will cause a loss of power and the motor will overheat. If the
saw does not operate when plugged into an outlet, double
check the power supply.
GROUNDING
PIN
120 V GROUNDED OUTLET
Fig. 1
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Non-Through Cuts
Any cutting operation where the blade does not extend
completely through the thickness of the workpiece.
Pilot Hole (drill presses)
A small hole drilled in a workpiece that serves as a guide for
drilling large holes accurately.
Push Blocks (for jointer planers)
Device used to feed the workpiece over the jointer planer
cutterhead during operation. This aid helps keep the operator’s hands well away from the cutterhead.
Push Blocks and Push Sticks
Devices used to feed the workpiece through the saw blade
during cutting operations. A push stick (not a push block)
should be used for narrow ripping operations. These aids
help keep the operator’s hands well away from the blade.
Resaw
A cutting operation to reduce the thickness of the workpiece
to make thinner pieces.
Resin
A sticky, sap-based substance that has hardened.
Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)
The number of turns completed by a spinning object in one
minute.
Ripping or Rip Cut
A cutting operation along the length of the workpiece.
Riving Knife/Spreader/Splitter (table saws)
A metal piece, slightly thinner than the blade, which helps
keep the kerf open and also helps to prevent kickback.
Saw Blade Path
The area over, under, behind, or in front of the blade. As it
applies to the workpiece, that area which will be or has been
cut by the blade.
Set
The distance that the tip of the saw blade tooth is bent (or
set) outward from the face of the blade.
Anti-Kickback Pawls (radial arm and table saws)
A device which, when properly installed and maintained,
is designed to stop the workpiece from being kicked back
toward the front of the saw during a ripping operation.
Arbor
The shaft on which a blade or cutting tool is mounted.
Bevel Cut
A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle other
than 90° to the table surface.
Chamfer
A cut removing a wedge from a block so the end (or part of
the end) is angled rather than at 90°.
Compound Cut
A cross cut made with both a miter and a bevel angle.
Cross Cut
A cutting or shaping operation made across the grain or the
width of the workpiece.
Cutter Head (planers and jointers)
A rotating piece of adjustable blades. The cutter head
removes material from the workpiece.
Dado Cut
A non-through cut which produces a square-sided notch or
trough in the workpiece (requires a special blade).
Featherboard
A device used to help control the workpiece by guiding
it securely against the table or fence during any ripping
operation.
FPM or SPM
Feet per minute (or strokes per minute), used in reference
to blade movement.
Freehand
Performing a cut without the workpiece being guided by a
fence, miter gauge, or other aids.
Gum
A sticky, sap-based residue from wood products.
Heel
Alignment of the blade to the fence.
Kerf
The material removed by the blade in a through cut or the
slot produced by the blade in a non-through or partial cut.
Kickback
A hazard that can occur when the blade binds or stalls,
throwing the workpiece back toward operator.
Leading End
The end of the workpiece pushed into the tool first.
Miter Cut
A cutting operation made with the workpiece at any angle
to the blade other than 90°.
Snipe (planers)
Depression made at either end of a workpiece by cutter
blades when the workpiece is not properly supported.
Through Sawing
Any cutting operation where the blade extends completely
through the thickness of the workpiece.
Throw-Back
The throwing back of a workpiece usually caused by the
workpiece being dropped into the blade or being placed
inadvertently in contact with the blade.
Workpiece or Material
The item on which the operation is being done.
Worktable
Surface where the workpiece rests while performing a
cutting, drilling, planing, or sanding operation.
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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Blade Diameter ........................................................... 10 in.
Blade Arbor ...............................................................5/8 in.
Cutting Depth at 90˚ .............................................. 3-1/8 in.
Cutting Depth at 45˚ .............................................. 2-1/4 in.
Rating .............................. 120 V, 60 Hz, AC Only, 15 Amps
Output Speed ........................................4,000 r/min. (RPM)
Net Weight ..............................................................122 lbs.
BLADE GUARD
ASSEMBLY
TABLE
EXTENSION
SAW BLADE
RIP FENCE
ANTI-KICKBACK
PAWLS
SPREADER
LOCKING
LEVER
MITER
GAUGE
FRONT RAIL
BLADE
WRENCH
BEVEL
SCALE
BLADE AND BLADE
WRENCH STORAGE
BEVEL
INDICATOR
SWITCH
ASSEMBLY
SPRING LOCK
KNOB
BEVEL LOCKING
LEVER
BLADE HEIGHT
LOCK KNOB
HEIGHT/BEVEL
ADJUSTING
HANDWHEEL
WORK-N-HAUL IT™
LEG STAND
Fig. 3
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FEATURES
KNOW YOUR TABLE SAW
BLADE HEIGHT LOCK KNOB - This knob, in the center
of the height/bevel adjusting handwheel, locks the blade
in place.
BEVEL LOCKING LEVER - This lever under the worktable
surface on the front of the cabinet, locks the angle setting
of the blade.
HEIGHT/BEVEL ADJUSTING HANDWHEEL - Located
on the front of the cabinet, this handwheel is used to lower
and raise the blade for adjustments or blade replacement.
The handwheel also makes the adjustment for bevel angles
easy.
IND-I-CUT™ ALIGNMENT DISC - A plastic insert on which
marks may be made to indicate the location of the cut on
the workpiece.
LOCKING LEVER - The lever on the front of the rip fence
releases the rip fence or locks it in place.
MITER GAUGE - This miter gauge aligns the wood for a
cross cut. The easy-to-read indicator shows the exact angle
for a miter cut, with positive stops at 0˚ and 45˚.
MITER GAUGE GROOVES - The miter gauge rides in these
grooves on either side of the blade.
RAILS - Front and rear rails provide support for the rip
fence.
RIP FENCE - A sturdy metal fence guides the workpiece
and is secured with the locking lever. Grooves run along the
top and sides of the rip fence for use with optional clamps
and accessories.
SCALE - Located on the front rail, the easy-to-read scale
provides precise measurements for rip cuts.
SPREADER- A metal piece of the blade guard assembly,
slightly thinner than the saw blade, which helps keep the
kerf open and prevent kickback.
SWITCH ASSEMBLY - This saw has an easy access
power switch located below the front rail. To lock the switch
in the OFF position, remove the yellow switch key from the
switch. Place the key in a location that is inaccessible to
children and others not qualified to use the tool.
See Figure 3.
The safe use of this product requires an understanding of
the information on the tool and in this operator’s manual as
well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting. Before
use of this product, familiarize yourself with all operating
features and safety rules.
15 AMP MOTOR WITH SOFT START - The saw has a
powerful 15 amp motor with sufficient power to handle
tough cutting jobs. It is made with all ball bearings, and
has externally accessible brushes for ease of servicing.
ANTI-KICKBACK PAWLS - Kickback is a hazard in which
the workpiece is thrown back toward the operator. The teeth
on the anti-kickback pawls point away from the workpiece.
If the workpiece should be pulled back toward the operator,
the teeth dig into the wood to help prevent or reduce the
possibility of kickback.
BEVEL SCALE - The easy-to-read scale on the front of the
workstand shows the exact blade angle.
BLADE - For maximum performance, it is recommended
that you use the 10 in. carbide tipped combination blade
provided with your saw. The blade is raised and lowered
with the height/bevel adjusting handwheel. Bevel angles are
locked with the bevel locking lever. Additional blade styles
of the same high quality are available for specific operations
such as ripping. Your local dealer can provide you with
complete information.
WARNING:
Do not use blades rated less than the speed of
this tool. Failure to heed this warning could result
in personal injury.
BLADE GUARD - Always keep the guard down over the
blade for through-sawing cuts.
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FEATURES
OPERATING COMPONENTS
WARNING:
The upper portion of the blade projects up through the table
and is surrounded by an insert called the throat plate. The
height of the blade is set with a handwheel on the front of
the cabinet. To accommodate wide panels, the saw table
has rails on each side. Detailed instructions are provided in
the Operation section of this manual for the basic cuts: cross
cuts, miter cuts, bevel cuts, and compound cuts.
The rip fence is used to position work for lengthwise cuts.
A scale on the front rail shows the distance between the rip
fence and the blade.
It is very important to use the blade guard assembly for
all through-sawing operations. The blade guard assembly
includes: spreader/splitter, anti-kickback pawls, and plastic
blade guard.
ALWAYS make sure your workpiece is not in
contact with the blade before operating the
switch to start the tool. Failure to heed this
warning may cause the workpiece to be kicked
back toward the operator and result in serious
personal injury..
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of accidental starting, always
make sure the switch is in the OFF ( O ) position
before plugging tool into the power source.
SWITCH ASSEMBLY
This saw is equipped with a switch assembly that has a
built-in locking feature. This feature is intended to prevent
unauthorized and possible hazardous use by children and
others.
TO TURN YOUR SAW ON:
 With the switch key inserted into the switch, lift the switch
to turn ON ( l ).
ON
OF F
ON
I
I
SWITCH
ON
TO TURN YOUR SAW OFF:
 Press the switch down to turn OFF ( O ).
TO LOCK YOUR SAW:
 Press the switch down.
OF F
SWITCH
OFF
 Remove the switch key from the switch and store in a
safe, secure location.
WARNING:
Always remove the switch key when the tool is
not in use and keep it in a safe place. In the event
of a power failure, turn the switch OFF ( O ) and
remove the key. This action will prevent the tool
from accidentally starting when power returns.
ON
I
OF F
SWITCH
KEY
SWITCH IN LOCKED POSITION
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Fig. 4
TOOLS NEEDED
The following tools (not included) are needed for assembly and adjustments:
COMBINATION WRENCH (4)
(3/8 in., 7/16 in., 1/2 in., 9/16 in.)
PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER
HEX KEYS (3)
(3/32 in., 5/32 in., 3/16 in.)
COMBINATION SQUARE
FRAMING SQUARE
Fig. 5
LOOSE PARTS LIST
The following items are included with your table saw:
SWITCH KEY
BLADE GUARD
ASSEMBLY
MITER GAUGE
RIP FENCE
OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
Fig. 6
13
ASSEMBLY
UNPACKING
WARNING:
This product requires assembly.
 Carefully lift saw from the carton and place saw on the
side with the wheels.
Never stand directly in line with the blade or allow hands to come closer than 3 in. to the blade.
Do not reach over or across the blade. Failure to
heed this warning can result in serious personal
injury.
NOTE: This tool is heavy. To avoid back injury, keep your
knees bent and lift with your legs, not your back, and get
help when needed.
 Inspect the tool carefully to make sure no breakage or
damage occurred during shipping.
WARNING:
 Do not discard the packing material until you have
carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the tool.
To avoid serious personal injury, always make
sure the table saw is securely mounted to a
workbench or an approved leg stand. NEVER
operate the saw on the floor.
 The saw is factory set for accurate cutting. After
assembling it, check for accuracy. If shipping has
influenced the settings, refer to specific procedures
explained in this manual.
 If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-866-539-1710 for assistance.
MOUNTING HOLES
The table saw must be mounted to a firm supporting surface
such as a workbench or leg stand. Four bolt holes have been
provided in the saw’s base for this purpose. Each of the
four mounting holes should be bolted securely using 3/8 in.
carriage bolts, washers, lock washers, and wing nuts. Bolts
should be of sufficient length to accommodate the saw base,
washers, lock washers, wing nuts, and the thickness of the
workbench. Tighten all four bolts securely.
Carefully check the workbench after mounting to make sure
that no movement can occur during use. If any tipping, sliding, or walking is noted, secure the workbench to the floor
before operating.
WARNING:
If any parts are damaged or missing, do not
operate this tool until the parts are replaced.
Failure to heed this warning could result in serious personal injury.
WARNING:
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 leading
to possible serious personal injury.
WARNING:
Do not connect to power supply until assembly
is complete. Failure to comply could result in accidental starting and possible serious personal
injury.
WARNING:
Do not lift the saw without help. Hold it close to
your body. Keep your knees bent and lift with
your legs, not your back. Ignoring these precautions can result in back injury.
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ASSEMBLY
TO OPEN LEG STAND
See Figures 7 - 10.
 From the upright position, hold the crossbar and pull the
spring pin.
SPRING
PIN
 Lift legs up until they lock in place.
 Lower unit until the legs rest on the ground.
 At the wheel end of the stand, firmly grab the lift handle,
and with the other hand, pull the lock knob near the right
front wheel.
 Pull up firmly on the lift handle until sliding leg is
vertical.
 Release the knob and lower the handle to latch the leg.
CROSSBAR
NOTE: Shake the handle up and down to make sure the
sliding leg locks into position before releasing the handle.
You may need to adjust the speed at which you bring up
the table in order to get the sliding leg to latch.
LOCK
THE LEGS
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury, make sure sliding leg
is secured in the notch with the spring pin. Failure
to latch may cause stand to fall during use.
UPRIGHT POSITION
Fig. 8
LOCK
KNOB
LIFT HANDLE
Fig. 9
LOCK
KNOB
Fig. 7
SLIDING LEG
Fig. 10
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ASSEMBLY
TO STORE THE TABLE SAW ACCESSORIES
See Figure 11.
The table saw has two convenient storage areas specifically
designed for the saw’s accessories. These accessories
must be securely stored prior to closing the leg stand and
moving the saw.
Always store the blade guard when making non-through cuts
and/or transporting the saw. Slide blade guard in storage
area. Snap bottom edge of clear basket between latches
on base.
To store the rip fence, place the top edge in first and twist
downward to snap into place. To remove, pull up on fence
and rotate bottom away from saw.
Pull latch forward and slide miter gauge in storage area. To
remove miter gauge, pull latch forward and lift straight up.
Secure blade wrenches and saw blade using extra washers
provided to separate blades and prevent tooth damage.
MITER GAUGE
BLADE GUARD
ASSEMBLY
RIP FENCE
16
Fig. 11
ASSEMBLY
TO CLOSE THE LEG STAND AND MOVE THE
SAW
See Figures 12 - 15.
 Remove any workpieces from the tool.
 Remove and securely store any tools or accessories such
as rip fence, miter gauge, clamps, blade guard, etc.
NOTE: If the table saw is already assembled to the stand,
make sure that it is securely attached per the instructions
in this manual.
 Lower the saw blade.
 Pull the lock knob on the wheel end of the stand.
LOWER THE
TABLE
 Fully lift table with saw by the lift handle.
 Slowly lower this end of the table down to the frame.
NOTE: You may need to adjust the speed at which you
bring up the table in order to get them to unlatch.
 From the other end of the stand, pull the spring pin knob
and lift the leg stand into the upright position. Push the
legs until they lock into place against the bottom of the
table.
Fig. 13
SPRING PIN
 Make sure the stand will remain upright on its own.
CAUTION:
If the stand will not remain upright, rebalance
the saw or take the unit to an authorized service
center for repair.
PUSH THE
LEGS
 You may now roll the stand to the next location.
NOTE: If desired and with the help of a second person, the
foot of the stand may also be used as a carry handle as
shown.
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10
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7
6
5
4
3
2
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0
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Fig. 14
15
30
15
0
PULL THE
LOCK KNOB
Fig. 15
LIFT HANDLE
SLIDING LEG
Fig. 12
17
ASSEMBLY
TO CHECK THE THROAT PLATE
See Figure 16.
WARNING:
The throat plate must be level with the saw
table. If the throat plate is too high or too low,
the workpiece can catch on the uneven edges
resulting in binding or kickback which could
result in serious personal injury.
SET SCREWS
Fig. 16
To align the throat plate with the saw table:
 Lower the blade by turning the height/bevel adjusting
handwheel counterclockwise.
 Loosen the screw in the throat plate.
 Using a 3/32 in. hex key, adjust the four set screws as
shown in figure 16.
 Retighten the screw being careful not to overtighten which
can cause the throat plate to bow or bend.
TO REMOVE/REPLACE THE THROAT PLATE
See Figure 17.
 Unlock the blade height lock knob.
 Lower the blade by turning the height/bevel adjusting
handwheel counterclockwise.
REMOVING THROAT PLATE
 Loosen the screw in the throat plate.
 Lift the throat plate from the front end and pull toward
the front of the saw.
 Place throat plate into throat plate opening in table and
push toward rear of saw to engage spring clip until key
slot in throat plate will drop over flat head screw.
 Retighten the screw being careful not to overtighten which
can cause the throat plate to bow or bend.
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Fig. 17
ASSEMBLY
TO CHECK SAW BLADE INSTALLATION
SMALL BLADE
WRENCH
See Figure 18.
CAUTION:
To work properly, the saw blade teeth must point
down toward the front of the saw. Failure to heed
this warning could cause damage to the saw
blade, the saw, or the workpiece.
LARGE BLADE
WRENCH
HEX
NUT
NOTE: Arbor shaft has left-hand threads.
 Unplug the saw.
 Remove blade wrenches from storage area by unscrewing
wing nut.
 Lower the saw blade and remove the throat plate.
 Make sure the bevel locking lever is securely pushed to
the left. Raise the saw blade to its full height by turning
the height/bevel adjusting handwheel clockwise.
Fig. 18
LOCATOR
PINS
To loosen the blade:
 Using the smaller blade wrench, place the flat open end
on the flats on the arbor shaft.
BLADE GUARD
ASSEMBLY
 Insert the closed end of the larger blade wrench over
the hex nut. Holding both wrenches firmly, pull the larger
wrench forward to the front of the machine.
To tighten the blade:
 Using the smaller blade wrench, place the flat open end
into the flats on the arbor shaft.
 Insert the closed end of the larger blade wrench over the
hex nut. Holding both wrenches firmly, push the larger
wrench to the back of the machine. Make sure the blade
nut is securely tightened. Do not overtighten.
Check all clearances for free blade rotation. Refer to To
Check and Align the Spreader, Saw Blade, and Blade
Guard Assembly.
TO INSTALL BLADE GUARD ASSEMBLY
See Figure 19.
Proper installation of the blade guard assembly means that
the saw blade and spreader are in alignment. ALWAYS align
the spreader to the saw blade prior to turning on the table
saw.
 Unplug the saw.
TRUNNION
HOLES
 Lower the blade by turning the height/bevel adjusting
handwheel counterclockwise.
 Fit the locator pins into the holes on the bracket located
on the trunnion.
 Turn the blade guard locking knob clockwise to securely
attach the blade guard in place.
Check the blade guard assembly for clearances and free
movement.
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BLADE GUARD
LOCKING KNOB
Fig. 19
ASSEMBLY
ANTI-KICKBACK
PAWLS
TO CHECK AND ALIGN THE BLADE GUARD
ASSEMBLY
See Figure 20.
If the blade guard assembly is out of alignment with the saw
blade, adjust the alignment of the blade guard assembly. The
spreader must be aligned with the saw blade.
NOTE: The spreader is thinner than the width of the cut (kerf)
by approximately six thickness of paper.
 Unplug the saw.
HEX KEY
HEX HEAD
BOLT
 Lift the blade guard. Raise the saw blade by turning the
height/bevel adjusting handwheel counterclockwise.
 Lift the anti-kickback pawls (insert a large hex key in the
notches of the pawls to hold the pawls out of the way).
Place a framing square or straight edge against both the
saw blade and the spreader.
3
4
Fig. 20
7
6
5
FRAMING
SQUARE
 The saw blade and spreader are aligned when the framing square contacts both the blade and spreader evenly
with no gaps.
2
1
0
SPREADER
 From the back of the saw, loosen the hex head bolts
and reposition the blade guard assembly left or right as
needed to align the spreader with the saw blade.
If the distances are different, square and align the blade
guard assembly with the following steps:
 Unplug the saw.
 Once properly aligned, securely retighten the bolts.
 Lift the blade guard. Raise the saw blade by turning the
height/bevel adjusting handwheel counterclockwise.
 Recheck the marked blade tooth to insure the adjustment
has not moved.
OPERATION
WARNING:
WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you
careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a
second is sufficient to inflict serious injury.
Do not use any attachments or accessories
not recommended by the manufacturer of this
tool. The use of attachments or accessories not
recommended can result in serious personal
injury.
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses
with side shields when operating power tools.
Failure to do so could result in objects being
thrown into your eyes resulting in possible serious injury.
WARNING:
Although many of the illustrations in this manual
are shown with the blade guard removed for
clarity, do not operate the saw without the blade
guard unless specifically instructed to do so.
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OPERATION
APPLICATIONS
 Always use clean, sharp, and properly-set blades. Never
make cuts with dull blades.
 To avoid pinching the blade, support the work properly
before beginning a cut.
 When making a cut, use steady, even pressure. Never
force cuts.
 Do not cut wet or warped lumber.
 Always hold your workpiece firmly with both hands or with
push sticks. Keep your body in a balanced position to
be ready to resist kickback should it occur. Never stand
directly in line with the blade.
 Use the right type of blade for the cut being made.
You may use this tool for the purposes listed below:
 Straight line cutting operations such as cross cutting,
ripping, mitering, beveling, and compound cutting
 Dado or molding cuts with optional accessories
 Cabinet making and woodworking
NOTE: This table saw is designed to cut wood and wood
composition products only.
BASIC OPERATION OF THE TABLE SAW
The 3-prong plug must be plugged into a matching outlet
that is properly installed and grounded according to all local
codes and ordinances. Improper connection of the equipment
can result in electric shock. Check with an electrician or
service personnel if you are unsure about proper grounding.
Do not modify the plug; if it will not fit the outlet, have the
correct outlet installed by a qualified electrician. Refer to the
Electrical section earlier in this manual.
CUTTING AIDS
See Figure 21.
Push sticks are devices used for safely pushing a workpiece
through the blade instead of using your hands. They can be
made in various sizes and shapes from scrap wood to use
in a specific project. The stick must be narrower than the
workpiece, with a 90˚ notch in one end and shaped for a
grip on the other end.
A push block has a handle fastened by recessed screws
from the underside. Be sure the screw is recessed. Use it
on non-through cuts.
CAUSES OF KICKBACK
Kickback can occur when the blade stalls or binds, kicking
the workpiece back toward you with great force and speed. If
your hands are near the saw blade, they may be jerked loose
from the workpiece and may contact the blade. Obviously,
kickback can cause serious injury, and it is well worth using
precautions to avoid the risks.
Kickback can be caused by any action that pinches the blade
in the wood, such as the following:
 Making a cut with incorrect blade depth
 Sawing into knots or nails in the workpiece
 Twisting the wood while making a cut
 Failing to support work
 Forcing a cut
 Cutting warped or wet lumber
 Using the wrong blade for the type of cut
 Not following correct operating procedures
 Misusing the saw
 Failing to use the anti-kickback pawls
 Cutting with a dull, gummed-up, or improperly set
blade
CAUTION:
Be sure the screws in a push block are recessed
to avoid damaging the saw or workpiece.
PUSH STICKS
AVOIDING KICKBACK
 Always use the correct blade depth setting. The top of
the blade teeth should clear the workpiece by 1/8 in. to
1/4 in.
PUSH BLOCKS
Fig. 21
 Inspect the work for knots or nails before beginning a
cut. Knock out any loose knots with a hammer. Never
saw into a loose knot or nail.
 Always use the rip fence when rip cutting and the miter
gauge when cross cutting. This helps prevent twisting
the wood in the cut.
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OPERATION
TYPES OF CUTS
See Figure 22.
There are six basic cuts: 1) the cross cut, 2) the rip cut, 3) the
miter cut, 4) the bevel cross cut, 5) the bevel rip cut, and
6) the compound (bevel) miter cut. All other cuts are
combinations of these basic six. Operating procedures for
making each kind of cut are given later in this section.
1
CROSS CUT
WARNING:
Always make sure the blade guard and antikickback pawls are in place and working properly when making these cuts to avoid possible
injury.
2
RIP CUT
Cross cuts are straight 90° cuts made across the grain of
the workpiece. The wood is fed into the cut at a 90° angle
to the blade, and the blade is vertical.
Rip cuts are made with the grain of the wood. To avoid
kickback while making a rip cut, make sure one side of the
wood rides firmly against the rip fence.
Miter cuts are made with the wood at any angle to the
blade other than 90°. The blade is vertical. Miter cuts tend
to “creep” during cutting. This can be controlled by holding
the workpiece securely against the miter gauge.
3
MITER CUT
4
WARNING:
BEVEL CROSS CUT
Always use a push stick with small pieces of
wood, and also to finish the cut when ripping a
long narrow piece of wood, to prevent your hands
from getting close to the blade.
5
Bevel cuts are made with an angled blade. Bevel cross cuts
are across the wood grain, and bevel rip cuts are with the
grain. The rip fence must always be on the right side of the
blade for bevel rip cuts.
Compound (or bevel) miter cuts are made with an angled
blade on wood that is angled to the blade. Be thoroughly
familiar with making cross cuts, rip cuts, bevel cuts, and
miter cuts before trying a compound miter cut.
BEVEL RIP CUT
6
COMPOUND (BEVEL) MITER CUT
CUTTING TIPS
Fig. 22
Dado and rabbet cuts are non-through cuts which can be
either rip cuts or cross cuts. Carefully read and understand
all sections of this operator’s manual before attempting any
operation.
 The kerf (the cut made by the blade in the wood) will be
wider than the blade to avoid overheating or binding.
Make allowance for the kerf when measuring wood.
 Make sure the kerf is made on the waste side of the
measuring line.
 Cut the wood with the finish side up.
 Knock out any loose knots with a hammer before making
the cut.
 Always provide proper support for the wood as it comes
out of the saw.
WARNING:
Do not use blades rated less than the speed of
this tool. Failure to heed this warning could result
in personal injury.
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OPERATION
FEATHERBOARD
HOW TO MOUNT A FEATHERBOARD
A featherboard is a device used to help control the workpiece
by guiding it securely against the table or fence. Featherboards are especially useful when ripping small workpieces
and for completing non-through cuts. The end is angled
with a number of short kerfs to give a friction hold on the
workpiece and locked in place on the table with a C-clamp.
Test to ensure it can resist kickback.
See Figure 24.
Completely lower the saw blade. Position the rip fence to the
desired adjustment for the cut to be performed and lock the
rip fence. Place the workpiece against the fence and over the
saw blade area. Adjust the featherboard to apply resistance
to the workpiece just forward of the blade. Attach a C-clamp
to secure the featherboard to the edge of the saw table.
WARNING:
WARNING:
Place the featherboard against the uncut portion
of the workpiece to avoid kickback that could
cause serious personal injury.
Do not locate the featherboard to the rear of the
workpiece. If positioned improperly, kickback
can result from the featherboard pinching the
workpiece and binding the blade in the saw kerf.
Failure to heed this warning can result in serious
personal injury.
HOW TO MAKE A FEATHERBOARD
See Figure 23.
The featherboard is an excellent project for the saw. Select
a solid piece of lumber approximately 3/4 in. thick, 3-5/8
in. wide and 18 in. long. Mark the center of the width on
one end of the stock. Miter one-half of the width to 30° and
miter the other half of the same end to 45° (see page 30 for
information on miter cuts). Mark the board from the point at
6 in., 8 in., 10 in., and 12 in. Drill a 3/8 in. hole at the 8 in.,
10 in., and 12 in. marks.
Prepare the saw for ripping as discussed on page 30. Set the
rip fence to allow approximately a 1/4 in. “finger” to be cut in
the stock. Feed the stock only to the mark previously made
at 6 in. Turn the saw OFF and allow the blade to completely
stop rotating before removing the stock. Reset the rip fence
and cut spaced rips into the workpiece to allow approximately
1/4 in. fingers and 1/8 in. spaces between the fingers.
FEATHERBOARD
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10
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3
4
5
6
7
8
PUSH BLOCK
15
30
15
PUSH STICK
0
BEVEL LOCK LEVER
“C” CLAMP
Fig. 24
30°
3-5/8 in.
1/4 in.
45°
1/8 in.
3/4 in.
1-13/16 in.
6 in.
18 in.
Fig. 23
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OPERATION
GULLET
TO CHANGE BLADE DEPTH
See Figure 25.
The saw blade depth should be set so that the outer points
of the saw blade are higher than the workpiece by approximately 1/8 in. to 1/4 in. but the lowest points (gullets) are
below the workpiece.
 Loosen the blade height lock knob by turning it counterclockwise.
 Raise the saw blade by turning the height/bevel adjusting
handwheel clockwise or lower it by turning the handwheel
counterclockwise.
 Once the desired saw blade height is achieved, lock the
blade height lock knob by turning it clockwise.
BEVEL
LOCK LEVER
0°
45°
OFF
TO CHANGE BLADE ANGLE
45
ON
30
15
0
See Figure 26.
NOTE: A 90° cut has a 0° bevel and a 45° cut has a 45°
bevel.
 Unlock bevel locking lever by pushing lever all the way
to the right.
 Adjust the bevel angle by moving the height/bevel adjusting
handwheel along the bevel scale.
 Lock bevel locking lever by pushing lever to the left.
BLADE HEIGHT
LOCK KNOB
HEIGHT/BEVEL
ADJUSTING
HANDWHEEL
TO USE THE IND-I-CUT DISC
Fig. 25
See Figure 26.
The plastic disc embedded in the saw table in front of the
saw blade is provided for marking the location of the saw
cut (kerf) on the workpiece.
The disc should be level or slightly below the surface of the
saw table. Place a piece of hardwood over the plastic disc
and tap the hardwood with a hammer until the disc is level
or below the saw table surface.
Once the Ind-I-Cut is level:
 From the front of the table saw, place the miter gauge in
the left miter groove and move the height/bevel adjusting
handwheel until the bevel scale is set at 0˚.
 Turn on the table saw and cross cut a piece of wood
holding the wood firmly against the miter gauge.
 Turn off the table saw. Once the blade has stopped, pull
the miter gauge back until the freshly cut wood is over
the disc.
 Using a sharp pencil, mark a line on the disc at the edge
of the freshly cut wood.
NOTE: These lines indicate the path of the cut made by
the saw blade. When the blade is changed, these lines
will need to be erased and reset.
 With the miter gauge in the right miter gauge groove,
follow the above procedures and make a second mark
on the disc.
IND-I-CUT
DISC
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Fig. 26
OPERATION
TO SET THE RIP FENCE INDICATOR TO THE
BLADE
PAN HEAD
SCREW
INDICATOR
See Figure 27.
0
Use the indicator on the rip fence to position the fence along
the scale on the front rail.
2
3
4
5
6
7
NOTE: The blade guard assembly must be removed to
perform this adjustment. Reinstall the blade guard assembly
when the adjustment is complete.
 Unplug the saw.
 Place the rip fence on the saw table so that it lightly
touches the right side of the saw blade. Lock the rip fence
in place.
 Loosen pan head screw and adjust the indicator so that
the red line is located over the “zero” line on the right rip
scale on the front rail. Retighten screw.
1
3
2
0
1
4
TO USE THE RIP FENCE
5
6
See Figures 28 - 29.
 Place the front of the rip fence on the front rail.
7
Fig. 27
8
9
 Lower the back end of the rip fence onto the back rail.
10
BACK OF
RIP FENCE
 Check for smooth gliding action.
 Push the locking lever down to automatically align and
secure the fence. When securely locked, the locking lever
should point downward.
Check for a smooth gliding action. If adjustments are needed,
see To Check and Adjust the Alignment of the Rip Fence
in the Adjustments section of this manual.
TO USE THE MICRO-ADJUST WHEEL ON THE
RIP FENCE
See Figure 29.
The micro-adjust wheel on the rip fence allows the user to
make one-handed adjustments.
To use the micro-adjust wheel on the right-hand side of
the saw blade:
 Unlock the locking lever by lifting the lever.
 Push in on the micro-adjust knob and rotate to the desired
location.
 Push the locking lever downward to lock the rip fence
into place.
To use the micro-adjust wheel on the left-hand side of
the saw blade:
 Unlock the locking lever by lifting the lever.
 Turn the rip fence over and remove the two phillips screws
on the micro-adjust bracket.
 Rotate the micro-adjust bracket 180˚ and reinstall the
phillips screws. The rip fence is now set up to be used
on the left-hand side of the saw blade.
BACK RAIL
LOCKING
LEVER
25
Fig. 28
MICRO-ADJUST
WHEEL
Fig. 29
OPERATION
LOCK
KNOB
TO USE THE MITER GAUGE
See Figure 30.
�The miter gauge provides greater accuracy in angled cuts.
For very close tolerances, test cuts are recommended.
There are two miter gauge channels, one on either side of
the blade. When making a 90° cross cut, you can use either
miter gauge channel. When making a beveled cross cut (the
blade tilted in relation to the table) the miter gauge should
be located in the slot on the right so that the blade is tilted
away from the miter gauge and your hands.
The miter gauge can be turned 60° to the right or left. Positive stops at 0° and 45° can be located by pushing in the
stop pin.
 Slide the miter gauge in the miter gauge slot.
 Loosen the lock knob by turning it counterclockwise.
 Pull out the stop pin and rotate the gauge until the desired
angle is reached on the scale.
 Retighten the lock knob by turning it clockwise.
POSITIVE STOP
ADJUSTMENT SCREWS
STOP PIN
Fig. 30
TO UNLOCK
TABLE
EXTENSION
LOCK LEVER
TO USE THE TABLE EXTENSION
See Figure 31.
Increase the length of the saw table by using the table
extention.
NOTE: The table extension cannot be extended if the rip
fence is locked on the table rails.
 Unlock the rip fence.
 Unlock the table extension by lifting the table extension
lock lever.
 Extend the table extension as desired.
 Lock the table extension by lowering the table extension
lock lever.
TO LOCK
TABLE
EXTENSION
Fig. 31
26
OPERATION
HEELING (PARALLELING) THE BLADE TO THE
MITER GAUGE GROOVE
RIGHT MITER
GAUGE GROOVE
See Figures 32 - 34.
COMBINATION
SQUARE
WARNING:
The blade must be square so the wood does not
bind resulting in kickback. Failure to do so could
result in serious personal injury.
Do not loosen any screws for this adjustment until you
have checked with a square and made test cuts to be sure
adjustments are necessary. Once the screws are loosened,
these items must be reset.
 Raise the blade all the way by turning the height/bevel
adjusting handwheel.
 Mark beside one of the blade teeth at the front of the
blade. Place the body of a combination square against
the miter gauge groove as shown in figure 32. Measure
the distance from the blade tooth to the right miter gauge
groove.
 Turn the blade so the marked tooth is at the back.
 Move the combination square to the rear and again
measure the distance from the blade tooth to the right
miter gauge groove. If the distances are the same, the
blade and the miter gauge groove are parallel.
 Loosen the four alignment screws 1/2 turn; this allows the
mechanism beneath the table to be shifted sideways.
NOTE: The adjusting screws are located on the top of
the saw table next to the blade.
 Place a block of wood on the side of the blade and push
it into the blade until the blade is parallel to the miter
gauge groove. Retighten one screw.
 Check with square to determine if marked tooth touches
square by the same amount at front and rear. If it does,
alternately tighten other three screws. If it does not, loosen
screw and move blade the required amount.
Fig. 32
ALIGNING
SCREWS
OFF
45
ON
30
15
0
ALIGNING
SCREW
ALIGNING
SCREW
Fig. 33
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury from kickback, align
the rip fence to the blade following any blade
adjustments. Always make sure the rip fence
is parallel to the blade before beginning any
operation.
BLADE TOO CLOSE TO MITER GAUGE GROOVE
Fig. 34
27
OPERATION
MAKING CUTS
CROSS CUT
PLACE HANDS ON
WORKPIECE AND
MITER GAUGE LOCK KNOB
The blade provided with the saw is a high-quality combination
blade suitable for ripping and cross cut operations.
WARNING:
Do not use blades rated less than the speed of
this tool. Failure to heed this warning could result
in personal injury.
Use the miter gauge when making cross, miter, bevel, and
compound miter cuts. To secure the angle, lock the miter
gauge in place by twisting the lock knob clockwise. Always
tighten the lock knob securely in place before use.
NOTE: It is recommended that you place the piece to be
saved on the left side of the blade and that you make a test
cut on scrap wood first.
MAKING A CROSS CUT
See Figures 35 - 36.
It is recommended you make test cuts on scrap wood.
Fig. 35
WARNING:
Using the rip fence as a cutoff gauge when cross
cutting will result in kickback which can cause
serious personal injury.
ON
OF F
ON
I
OF F
I
SWITCH OFF
SWITCH ON
WARNING:
Make sure the blade guard assembly is installed
and working properly to avoid serious personal
injury.









Remove the rip fence by lifting the locking lever.
Set the blade to the correct depth for the workpiece.
Set the miter gauge to 0° and tighten the lock knob.
Place a support (the same height as saw table) behind
the saw for the cut work.
Make sure the wood is clear of the blade before turning
on the saw.
To turn the saw ON, lift the switch.
To turn saw OFF, press the switch down.
NOTE: To prevent unauthorized use, remove the switch
key as shown in figure 36.
Let the blade build up to full speed before moving the
workpiece into the blade.
Hold the workpiece firmly with both hands and feed the
workpiece into the blade.
NOTE: The hand closest to the blade should be placed
on the miter gauge lock knob and the hand farthest from
the blade should be placed on the workpiece.
ON
OF F
I
SWITCH
KEY
SWITCH IN LOCKED POSITION
Fig. 36
 When the cut is made, turn the saw off. Wait for the blade
to come to a complete stop before removing any part of
the workpiece.
28
OPERATION
MAKING A RIP CUT
RIP CUT
See Figure 37.
It is recommended you make test cuts on scrap wood.
RIP FENCE
BLADE
SCALE
WARNING:
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
4
3
2
1
0
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Make sure the blade guard assembly is installed
and working properly to avoid serious personal
injury.
15
30
15
0
 Set the blade to the correct depth for the workpiece.
 Set the blade to 0˚.
 Position the rip fence the desired distance from the blade
for the cut and securely lock the handle.
 Place a support (the same height as the saw table) behind
the table saw for the cut work.
 Make sure the wood is clear of the blade before turning
on the table saw.
 Use a push block or push stick to move the wood through
the cut past the blade. Never push a small piece of wood
into the blade with your hand. Always use a push stick.
The use of push blocks, push sticks, and featherboards
are necessary when making non-through cuts.
 Stand to the side of the wood as it contacts the blade
to reduce the chance of injury should kickback occur.
Never stand directly in the line of cut.
 Make sure the wood is clear of the blade before turning
on the table saw.
 Let the blade build up to full speed before feeding the
workpiece into the blade.
 When the cut is made, turn the saw off. Wait for the blade
to come to a complete stop before removing any part of
the workpiece.
Fig. 37
MITER CUT
MITER GAUGE
ANGLED
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
4
3
2
1
0
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
BLADE
STRAIGHT
15
30
15
0
HEIGHT/
BEVEL
ADJUSTING
HANDWHEEL
MAKING A MITER CUT
See Figure 38.
It is recommended you make test cuts on scrap wood.
Fig. 38
 Hold the workpiece firmly with both hands and feed the
workpiece into the blade.
NOTE: The hand closest to the blade should be placed
on the miter gauge lock knob and the hand farthest from
the blade should be placed on the workpiece.
 When the cut is made, turn the saw off. Wait for the blade
to come to a complete stop before removing any part of
the workpiece.
WARNING:
Make sure the blade guard assembly is installed
and working properly to avoid serious personal
injury.
 Remove the rip fence by lifting the locking lever.
 Set the blade to the correct depth for the workpiece.
 Set the miter gauge to desired angle and tighten the lock
knob.
 Place a support (the same height as saw table) behind
the saw for the cut work.
 Make sure the wood is clear of the blade before turning
on the saw.
 Let the blade build up to full speed before moving the
workpiece into the blade.
CAUTION:
The miter gauge cannot be used in the left miter
gauge groove when bevel cutting due to blade
guard interference. Only use the miter gauge
in the right miter gauge groove when bevel
cutting.
29
OPERATION
MAKING A BEVEL CROSS CUT
VIEWED FROM THE FRONT, BELOW THE TABLE SAW
See Figures 39 - 40.
It is recommended that you place the piece to be saved on
the left side of the blade and that you make a test cut on
scrap wood.
BEVEL
LOCK LEVER
BEVEL
INDICATOR
WARNING:
Make sure the blade guard assembly is installed
and working properly to avoid serious personal
injury.
HEIGHT/BEVEL
ADJUSTING
HANDWHEEL
 Remove the rip fence by lifting the locking lever.
 Unlock the bevel locking lever and move height/bevel
adjusting handwheel until bevel indicator is at desired
angle.








Push the bevel locking lever toward the table to relock.
Set the blade to the correct depth for the workpiece.
Set miter gauge to 0° and tighten the lock knob.
Place a support (the same height as saw table) behind
the saw for the cut work.
Make sure the wood is clear of the blade before turning
on the saw.
Let the saw blade build up to full speed before moving
the miter gauge and the workpiece into the blade.
Hold the workpiece firmly with both hands and feed the
workpiece into the blade.
NOTE: The hand closest to the blade should be placed
on the miter gauge lock knob and the hand farthest from
the blade should be placed on the workpiece.
When the cut is made, turn the saw off. Wait for the blade
to come to a complete stop before removing any part of
the workpiece.
TO UNLOCK
BEVEL
LOCK LEVER
TO
TIGHTEN
TO
LOOSEN
Fig. 39
BEVEL CROSS CUT
LOCK KNOB
BLADE
ANGLED
MITER GAUGE
STRAIGHT
Fig. 40
30
OPERATION
MAKING A BEVEL RIP CUT
BEVEL RIP CUT
See Figure 41.
It is recommended that you make test cuts on scrap
wood.
WARNING:
The rip fence must be on the right side of the
blade to avoid trapping the wood and causing
kickback. Placement of the rip fence to the left
of the blade will result in kickback and the risk
of serious personal injury.
RIP FENCE
BLADE
ANGLED
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
SCALE
10
9
8
4
3
2
1
0
0
WARNING:
Make sure the blade guard assembly is installed
and working properly to avoid serious personal
injury.
 Unlock the bevel locking lever and move height/bevel
adjusting handwheel until bevel indicator is at desired
angle.
 Push the bevel locking lever toward the table to relock
it.
 Set the blade to the correct depth for the workpiece.
 Position the rip fence the desired distance from the right
side of the blade and lock down the lever.
 If ripping a piece larger than 36 in. long, place a support
the same height as the table surface behind the saw for
the cut work.
 Make sure the wood is clear of the blade before turning
on the saw.
 Position the workpiece flat on the table with the edge
flush against the rip fence. Let the blade build up to full
speed before feeding the workpiece into the blade.
 Using a push stick and/or push blocks, slowly feed the
workpiece toward the blade. Stand slightly to the side of
the wood as it contacts the blade to reduce the chance
of injury should kickback occur.
 Once the blade has made contact with the workpiece, use
the hand closest to the rip fence to guide it. Make sure
the edge of the workpiece remains in solid contact with
both the rip fence and the surface of the table. If ripping a
narrow piece, use a push stick to move the piece through
the cut and past the blade.
 When the cut is made, turn the saw off. Wait for the blade
to come to a complete stop before removing any part of
the workpiece.
 After the blade has stopped completely, remove the cutoff
stock.
Fig. 41
COMPOUND (BEVEL) MITER CUT
PLACE HANDS ON
WORKPIECE AND MITER
GAUGE LOCK KNOB
Fig. 42
31
OPERATION
MAKING A COMPOUND (BEVEL) MITER CUT
LARGE PANEL CUT
SUPPORTS
RIP FENCE
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
See Figure 42.
It is recommended that you place the piece to be saved on
the left side of the blade and that you make a test cut on
scrap wood.
10
9
8
4
3
2
1
0
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
WARNING:
14
13
12
11
Make sure the blade guard assembly is installed
and working properly to avoid serious personal
injury.
15
30
15
0
 Remove the rip fence by lifting the locking lever.
 Unlock the bevel locking lever and move height/bevel
adjusting handwheel until bevel indicator is at desired
angle.
HEIGHT/BEVEL
ADJUSTING
HANDWHEEL
Fig. 43
 Push the bevel locking lever toward the table to relock
it.
 Set the blade to the correct depth for the workpiece.
 Set the miter gauge to desired angle and tighten the lock
knob.
 Place a support the same height as the top of the saw
table behind the saw for the cut work. Add supports to
the sides as needed.
 Depending on the shape of the panel, use the rip fence
or miter gauge. If the panel is too large to use either the
rip fence or the miter gauge, it is too large for this saw.
 Make sure the wood is clear of the blade before turning
ON the saw.
 Hold the workpiece firmly with both hands and feed the
workpiece into the blade.
NOTE: The hand closest to the blade should be placed
on the miter gauge lock knob and the hand farthest from
the blade should be placed on the workpiece.
 Advance the workpiece and the miter gauge toward the
blade. Keep the workpiece flush against the miter gauge.
Stand slightly to the side of the wood as it contacts the
blade to reduce the chance of injury should kickback
occur.
 When the cut is made, turn the saw OFF. Wait for the
blade to come to a complete stop before removing any
part of the workpiece.
 After the blade has stopped completely, remove the cutoff
stock.
WARNING:
Never make freehand cuts (cuts without the miter
gauge or rip fence). Such a cut increases the risk
of kickback and can result in serious injury.
 Make sure the wood is clear of the blade before turning
on the saw.
 Let the blade build up to full speed before moving the
workpiece into the blade.
 Hold the workpiece firmly and feed the workpiece into
the blade.
 When the cut is made, turn the saw off. Wait for the blade
to come to a complete stop before removing any part of
the workpiece.
 After the blade has stopped completely, remove the cutoff
stock.
MAKING A LARGE PANEL CUT
See Figure 43.
Make sure the saw is properly secured to a work surface to
avoid tipping from the weight of a large panel.
WARNING:
Make sure the blade guard assembly is installed
and working properly to avoid serious personal
injury.
32
OPERATION
MAKING A NON-THROUGH CUT
NON-THROUGH CUT
See Figure 44.
Non-through cuts can be made with the grain (ripping) or
across the grain (cross cut). The use of a non-through cut is
essential to cutting grooves, rabbets, and dadoes.
NOTE: This is the only type of cut that is made without the
blade guard assembly installed. Make sure the blade guard assembly is reinstalled upon completion of this type of cut.
Read the appropriate section which describes the type of
cut in addition to this section on non-through or dado cuts.
For example, if your non-through cut is a straight cross
cut, read and understand the section on straight cross cuts
before proceeding.
 Unplug the saw.
 Lower the blade and remove the screw holding the throat
plate in place. Remove the throat plate.
 Raise the saw blade.
 Unlock the bevel locking lever and move height/bevel
adjusting handwheel until bevel indicator shows a 30°
angle. Push the bevel locking lever toward the table to
relock it.
 Remove the blade guard assembly.
NOTE: To remove and replace blade guard and spreader
for non-through cuts without disturbing the spreader
alignment, loosen the blade guard locking knob. Do not
loosen other screws.
 Lower the blade and insert the throat plate, then securely
tighten the throat plate screw.
 Bring the blade back to 90°.
 Raise the blade to the correct height by turning the
height/bevel adjusting handwheel clockwise.
NOTE: Carefully check all setups and rotate the blade
one full revolution to assure proper clearance before
connecting saw to power source.
 Feed the workpiece into the blade.
 Always use push blocks, push sticks, and featherboards
when making non-through cuts to avoid the risk of serious
injury.
BLADE
GUARD
REMOVED
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
4
3
2
1
0
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
PUSH STICK
15
30
15
0
Fig. 44
WARNING:
Never feed wood with your hands when making
any non-through cut such as rabbets or dadoes.
To avoid personal injury, always use push blocks,
push sticks, and featherboards.
 When the cut is made, turn the saw off. Wait for the
blade to come to a complete stop before removing the
workpiece.
 Unplug the saw.
 Lower the blade and remove the screw holding the throat
plate in place. Remove the throat plate.
� Raise the saw blade.
 Unlock the bevel locking lever and move height/bevel
adjusting handwheel until bevel indicator shows a 30°
angle. Push the bevel locking lever toward the table to
relock it. Reinstall the blade guard assembly.
 Check spreader alignment to the blade and adjust shims
if necessary.
 Lift the bevel locking lever and move the blade back to
90°. Push the bevel locking lever toward the table to
relock it.
 Lower the blade, insert the throat plate, then securely
tighten the throat plate screw.
WARNING:
When making a non-through cut, the cutter is
covered by the workpiece during most of the cut.
Be alert to the exposed cutter at the start and
finish of every cut to avoid the risk of personal
injury.
33
OPERATION
MAKING A DADO CUT
DADO CUT
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
4
3
2
1
0
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
See Figure 45.
An optional dado throat plate is required for this procedure
(refer to the Accessories section later in this manual and
check with the retailer where the table saw was purchased).
All blades and dado sets must not be rated less than the
speed of this tool. This saw is designed for use with a 6 in.
stack dado (up to width of 13/16 in.). Do not use an adjustable
dado on this saw.
NOTE: This saw cannot be used to make a bevel dado
cut.
 Unplug the saw.
 Lower the blade.
 Remove the blade guard assembly, throat plate, and the
saw blade.
 Remove the inner blade washer and the spacer. See
Figure 47.
 Reinstall the inner blade washer.
 Mount the dado blade, using the blade and chippers
appropriate for the desired width of cut.
 Reinstall the arbor nut.
 Make sure the arbor nut is fully engaged and the arbor
extends at least one full thread past a securely tightened
arbor nut.
 When mounting dado blades, make sure both the inner
blade washer and outer blade washer are used.
15
30
15
0
Fig. 45
WARNING:
Always put all spacers in proper location when
changing back to saw blade. Failure to do so may
result in possible injury and damage to the tool.
WARNING:
Always use push blocks, push sticks, or
featherboards when making dado cuts to avoid
the risk of serious injury.
34
ADJUSTMENTS
LARGER
WRENCH
WARNING:
SMALLER
OPEN
WRENCH
Before performing any adjustment, make sure
the tool is unplugged from the power supply.
Failure to heed this warning could result in serious personal injury.
WARNING:
Blades coast after turn off. Possible serious injury
can occur if hands come in contact with blade.
The table saw has been adjusted at the factory for making
very accurate cuts. However, some of the components might
have been jarred out of alignment during shipping. Also,
over a period of time, readjustment will probably become
necessary due to wear.
To avoid unnecessary set-ups and adjustments, a good
practice is to check your setups carefully with a framing
square and make practice cuts in scrap wood before making
finish cuts in good workpieces. Do not start any adjustments
until you have checked with a square and made test cuts to
be sure adjustments are needed.
Fig. 46
ARBOR SHAFT
OUTER BLADE
WASHER
TO REPLACE THE BLADE
See Figures 46 - 47.
 Unplug the saw.
 Lower the saw blade, raise the blade guard, and remove
the throat plate.
ARBOR
NUT
 Make sure the bevel locking lever is securely pushed to
the left. Raise the saw blade to its full height by turning
the height/bevel adjusting handwheel clockwise.
 Using the smaller open wrench, insert the flat open end
into the flats on the arbor shaft.
INNER BLADE WASHER
 Insert the closed end of the larger wrench over the hex
nut. Holding both wrenches firmly, pull the larger wrench
forward to the front of the machine. Make sure the arbor
nut is securely tightened. Do not overtighten.
Fig. 47
To install a standard blade:
 Place the new blade on the arbor shaft (the teeth
must point down toward the front of the saw to work
properly).
NOTE: Arbor shaft has left hand threads.
Check all clearances for free blade rotation. Refer to To
Set the Rip Fence Indicator to the Blade in the Operation section earlier in this manual. In cutting operations, the
scale will be set to the side of the blade where the cut will
be measured and made.
To replace the blade with an accessory blade, follow the
instructions provided with the accessory.
 Place the outer blade washer and the arbor nut over the
blade arbor. Be sure the dome side of the outer blade
washer faces out from the blade and that all items are
snug against the arbor housing. Tighten securely.
 Rotate the blade by hand to make sure it turns freely.
 Lower the saw blade and reinstall the throat plate.
NOTE: Securely tighten throat plate screws. Do not allow
the throat plate to bow up above the table surface.
35
ADJUSTMENTS
TO SET THE BEVEL INDICATOR AND BEVEL
STOPS AT 0˚ AND 45˚
See Figures 48 - 51.
The angle settings of the saw have been set at the factory
and, unless damaged in shipping, should not require setting during assembly. After extensive use, it may need to
be checked.
ON
OFF
45
To check for squareness, 0˚ position:
 Unplug the saw and remove the switch key.
30
15
 Raise the blade to a 3 in. depth of cut.
0
 Release the bevel locking lever.
 Push the height/bevel adjusting handwheel to the left as
far as possible.
 Lock the bevel locking lever.
 Place the combination square against blade. Make sure
square is not touching the tip of one of the saw teeth.
INDICATOR
ADJUSTING SCREW
BEVEL LOCKING
LEVER
If blade is square to the table:
 Check bevel indicator.
Fig. 48
 If indicator is not pointing to the 0º mark on the bevel
scale, loosen the indicator adjusting screw and adjust
indicator.
 Retighten screw.
ON
OFF
45
If blade is not square to the table:
 Loosen 0º stop screw until it is even with the top of the
saw table using 5/32 in. hex key.
 Release the bevel locking lever and position the height/
bevel adjusting handwheel until blade is 0º to the table.
Lock the bevel locking lever.
30
15
0
 Screw the 0º stop screw until the saw blade starts to move.
Check again for squareness and readjust if needed.
 Check bevel indicator.
 If indicator is not pointing to the 0º mark on the bevel
scale, loosen the indicator adjusting screw and adjust
indicator.
HEIGHT/BEVEL
ADJUSTING HANDWHEEL
 Retighten screw.
Fig. 49
To check for squareness, 45˚ position:
 Release the bevel locking lever.
BLADE AT 0˚ POSITION
 Push the height/bevel adjusting handwheel to the right
as far as possible.
 Lock the bevel locking lever.
 Place the combination square against blade. Make sure
square is not touching the tip of one of the saw teeth.
0˚ STOP
SCREW
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
If blade is square to the table:
 Check bevel indicator.
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
4
3
2
1
0
 If indicator is not pointing to the 45º mark on the bevel
scale, loosen the indicator adjusting screw and adjust
indicator.
15
30
15
 Retighten screws.
0
Fig. 50
36
ADJUSTMENTS
BLADE AT 45˚ POSITION
If blade is not square to the table:
 Loosen 45˚ stop screw until it is even with the top of the
saw table using 5/32 in. hex key.
45˚ STOP
SCREW
 Release the bevel locking lever and position the height/
bevel adjusting handwheel until blade is 45˚ to the table.
Lock the bevel locking lever.
 Screw the 45˚ stop screw until the saw blade starts to move.
Check again for squareness and readjust if needed.
 Check bevel indicator.
 If indicator is not pointing to the 45˚ mark on the bevel
scale, loosen the indicator adjusting screw and adjust
indicator.
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
0
1
2
Fig. 51
 Retighten screw.
LOCK
KNOB
To set the bevel indicator:
 With the saw blade at 0˚, the bevel indicator should be
pointing to 0˚.
MITER
GAUGE ROD
 If not, loosen the indicator adjusting screw and adjust
indicator.
 Retighten screw.
TO ADJUST THE MITER GAUGE
See Figures 52 - 53.
You can set the miter gauge at 0˚ and plus or minus 45˚ with
the miter gauge stop pin and adjustable stop screws.
NOTE: The miter gauge provides close accuracy in angled
cuts. For very close tolerances, test cuts are recommended.
To adjust stop screws:
 Loosen the lock knob and pull out on stop pin to rotate
miter gauge base past stop screws.
MITER
GAUGE BASE
LOCK
NUT
45° ADJUSTABLE
STOP SCREW
 Loosen the lock nut of the 0˚ stop screw at the stop pin
with a wrench.
 Place a 90˚ square against the miter gauge rod and the
miter gauge base.
STOP PIN
0° ADJUSTABLE
STOP SCREW
Fig. 52
FLAT HEAD
SCREW
 If the rod is not square, loosen the lock knob, adjust the
rod, and retighten the knob.
 Adjust the stop screw until it rests against the stop pin
and tighten lock nut.
To adjust miter gauge base:
The miter gauge base should swivel smoothly on the bar
after the knob is loosened. If adjustment is required:
 Loosen the lock knob.
 Loosen set screw.
 If the base is too loose, turn the phillips head screw in a
clockwise direction. If the base is too tight, turn the flat
head screw in a counterclockwise direction.
SET SCREW
 Retighten set screw.
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Fig. 53
3
4
5
ADJUSTMENTS
12
13
14
TO CHECK AND ADJUST THE ALIGNMENT OF
THE RIP FENCE
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
4
3
2
1
0
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
See Figures 54 - 56.
The rip fence must be parallel to the saw blade and the miter
gauge grooves.
15
30
15
0
WARNING:
A misaligned rip fence can cause kickbacks and
jams. To reduce the risk of injury, always maintain
proper rip fence alignment
LOCKING
LEVER
Fig. 54
 Unplug the saw.
 Move the rip fence along side the miter gauge groove
and lock the rip fence in place with the locking lever.
15
16
17
18
22
19
23
24
25
26
 If the rip fence is not parallel, loosen the four hex head
bolts located to each side of the locking handle.
 Place the blade of the combination square in the right
miter gauge groove.
 Slide the rip fence against the blade of the combination
square.
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 Alternately tighten the hex head bolts. Recheck alignment.
 Repeat steps as needed until rip fence is correctly
aligned.
The locking lever on the rip fence should hold the rip fence
securely against the front and back rails. The lever should
not be difficult to push down and lock. To assure proper
fence lock adjustment:
 Raise the locking lever and push rip fence toward rear of
saw.
HEX HEAD
BOLT
LOCKING LEVER
 Hold rip fence down on the front rail while lifting the rear
of the rip fence up and down. Tighten adjusting nut until
the rip fence clamp barely touches the rear rail.
Fig. 55
ADJUSTING
NUT
 With the rip fence in the locked position, recheck rip
fence parallelism with the miter gauge groove and adjust
if necessary.
BACK RAIL
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Fig. 56
ADJUSTMENTS
TO ADJUST THE BEVEL LOCKING LEVER
See Figure 57.
 Release bevel locking lever and bevel saw blade to 45˚.
 Push bevel locking lever to lock blade into place.
 With moderate force, attempt to move the height/bevel
adjusting handwheel toward the 0˚ bevel.
 If height/bevel adjusting handwheel cannot be moved,
no adjustment is needed. If handwheel can be moved,
adjust the bevel lock nut by rotating clockwise 1/4 turn.
 Repeat above step as necessary.
 Release bevel locking lever and move height/bevel adjusting handwheel back to 0˚.
BEVEL LOCK NUT
CHECKING THE TABLE EXTENSION
See Figure 58.
Lock the sliding table extension. The sliding table extension
should not move while locked. If the extension moves:
 Lift the table extension lock lever.
Fig. 57
FRONT HEX
COUPLING
 Find the front hex coupling located underneath the front
table.
 Loosen the hex locking nut.
 Turn the hex coupling counterclockwise.
 Lock the table extension lock. Push and pull on the sliding
table extension.
 Readjust hex coupling if necessary.
 Tighten the hex locking nut against coupling.
TO ADJUST THE TABLE EXTENSION
HEX
LOCKING
NUT
See Figure 59.
 Lock table extension lever.
 Loosen the four nuts underneath the sliding table
extension.
 Use a combination square to make sure the top of the
sliding table extension is the same height as the main
table.
Fig. 58
COMBINATION
SQUARE
 Tighten the four hex nuts. Recheck and readjust if
necessary.
HEX NUT
EXTENSION
TABLE
Fig. 59
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical RIDGID
replacement parts. Use of any other parts may
create a hazard or cause product damage.
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses
with side shields during power tool operation
or when blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also
wear a dust mask.
NYLON SET
SCREW AND
NUT
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most
plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of
commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. Use
clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc.
Fig. 60
WARNING:
NYLON SET SCREW ADJUSTMENT
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline,
petroleum-based products, penetrating oils, etc.,
come in contact with plastic parts. Chemicals can
damage, weaken or destroy plastic which may
result in serious personal injury.
See Figure 60.
If the saw blade has a slight amount of lateral movement or
if the blade is elevated and tends to lower itself slightly, the
nylon set screw needs to be tightened.
 Unplug the saw.
 Lower blade completely and bevel to 45˚. Lock the
blade.
 Turn saw upside down.
 Periodically check all clamps, nuts, bolts, and screws for
tightness and condition. Make sure the throat plate is in
good condition and in position.
 Check the blade guard assembly.
 Clean cutting tools with a gum and pitch remover.
 To maintain the table surfaces and rails, periodically
apply paste wax to them and buff to provide smooth
functioning. To prevent work from slipping during cutting
operations, DO NOT wax the working face of the miter
gauge.
 Protect the saw blade by cleaning out sawdust from
underneath the saw table and in the blade teeth. Use a
resin solvent on the blade teeth.
 Clean plastic parts only with a soft damp cloth. Do
not use any aerosol or petroleum solvents.





LUBRICATION
This saw’s motor bearings have been packed at the factory
with proper lubrication.
 Clean screw threads and nuts with a solvent recommended
for gum and pitch removal.
 Lubricate screw threads, nuts, and bearing points
(including those on the blade guard assembly and miter
gauge).
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Locate the nylon set screw and nut.
Turn the nut counterclockwise to loosen.
Tighten the set screw.
Retighten the nut.
Bevel the saw blade back to 0˚.
MAINTENANCE
BRUSH REPLACEMENT
BRUSH
CAP
See Figure 61.
 Unplug the saw.
 Lower blade completely and bevel to 45˚. Lock the
blade.
 Turn saw upside down.
 Remove brush caps with a screwdriver.
NOTE: Brush assembly is spring load and will pop out
when brush cap is removed.
 Remove brush assemblies and check for wear.
 Replace both brushes when either has less than 1/4 in.
length of carbon remaining. Do not replace one side
without replacing the other.
 Reassemble using new brush assemblies by reversing the
steps listed above. Make sure curvature of brush matches
curvature of motor and that brush moves freely in brush
tube.
 Tighten all brush caps securely. Do not overtighten.
BRUSH
ASSEMBLY
Fig. 61
ACCESSORIES
Look for these accessories where you purchased this product:
AC1022
AC1040
AC1045
AC9933
Miter Gauge Hold Down
Molding/Dado Throat Plate
Zero Clearance Throat Plate
Flip Top Portable Work Support
WARNING:
Current attachments and accessories available for use with this tool are listed above. Do not use any attachments
or accessories not recommended by the manufacturer of this tool. The use of attachments or accessories not
recommended can result in serious personal injury.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Excess vibration.
Solution
Cause
Blade is out of balance.
Replace blade.
Blade is damaged.
Replace blade.
Saw is not mounted securely.
Tighten all hardware.
Work surface is uneven.
Reposition on flat surface.
Blade is warped.
Check saw blade installation.
Rip fence not mounted correctly.
Remount the rip fence.
Rails are dirty or sticky.
Clean and wax rails.
Clamp screw is out of adjustment.
Adjust clamp screw.
Rip fence does not lock at rear.
Clamp screw is out of adjustment.
Adjust clamp screw.
Cutting binds or burns work.
Blade is dull.
Replace or sharpen blade.
Blade is heeling.
Align rip fence, miter gauge, and/or blade.
Work is fed too fast.
Slow the feed rate.
Rip fence is misaligned.
Align the rip fence.
Separator is out of alignment.
See To Check and Align the Spreader, Saw
Blade, and Blade Guard Assembly in the
Assembly section.
Wood is warped.
Replace the wood. Always cut with convex
side to table surface.
Rip fence is misaligned.
Check and adjust the rip fence.
Blade not properly aligned or set.
Resharpen or set blade.
Rip fence does not move smoothly.
Wood edges away from rip fence
when ripping.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Saw does not make 0˚ or 45˚ cuts.
Cause
Solution
Bevel stops not properly adjusted.
See To Set the Bevel Indicator and
Bevel Stops at 0˚ and 45˚ (Squaring the
Blade) in the Adjustments section.
Miter gauge is misaligned (Miter
Cuts).
See To Adjust the Miter Gauge in the
Adjustments section.
Height/Bevel Adjusting Handwheel is Gears or screw post inside cabinet
hard to turn.
are clogged with sawdust.
Clean the gears or screw posts.
Handwheel is locked.
Unlock the height/bevel adjusting
handwheel by pushing the bevel lock
lever to the right.
Power cord not plugged in.
Plug in power cord.
Circuit fuse is blown.
Replace circuit fuse.
Circuit breaker is tripped.
Reset circuit breaker.
Cord, switch, or motor is damaged.
Have replaced by qualified service center.
Blade is dull or dirty.
Clean, sharpen, or replace blade.
Blade is wrong type for cut being
made.
Replace with correct type.
Blade is mounted backwards.
Remount blade.
Motor overheats.
Work is fed too fast; motor
overloaded.
Feed work slower into the blade.
Motor labors in rip cut.
Blade not proper for rip cut.
Change blade; rip blade typically has
fewer teeth.
Saw does not start.
Blade makes poor cuts.
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NOTES
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WARRANTY
RIDGID® HAND HELD AND STATIONARY POWER TOOL
3 YEAR LIMITED SERVICE WARRANTY
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
Proof of purchase must be presented when requesting warranty service.
This warranty applies only to the original purchaser at retail
and may not be transferred. This warranty only covers defects arising under normal usage and does not cover any
malfunction, failure or defect resulting from misuse, abuse,
neglect, alteration, modification or repair by other than an
authorized service center for RIDGID® branded hand held
and stationary power tools. Consumable accessories provided with the tool such as, but not limited to, blades, bits
and sand paper are not covered.
Limited to RIDGID® hand held and stationary power tools
purchased 2/1/04 and after. This product is manufactured
by One World Technologies, Inc. The trademark is licensed
from RIDGID, Inc. All warranty communications should be
directed to One World Technologies, Inc., attn: RIDGID Hand
Held and Stationary Power Tool Technical Service at (toll
free) 1-866-539-1710.
90-DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE POLICY
RIDGID, INC. AND ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR
PROMISES AS TO THE QUALITY OR PERFORMANCE
OF ITS POWER TOOLS OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFICALLY STATED IN THIS WARRANTY.
During the first 90 days after the date of purchase, if you are
dissatisfied with the performance of this RIDGID® Hand Held
and Stationary Power Tool for any reason you may return
the tool to the dealer from which it was purchased for a full
refund or exchange. To receive a replacement tool you must
present proof of purchase and return all original equipment
packaged with the original product. The replacement tool
will be covered by the limited warranty for the balance of
the 3 YEAR service warranty period.
ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
To the extent permitted by applicable law, all implied warranties, including warranties of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, are disclaimed. Any
implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose, that cannot be disclaimed
under state law are limited to three years from the date of
purchase. One World Technologies, Inc. and RIDGID, Inc.
are not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow limitations on
how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THE 3 YEAR
LIMITED SERVICE WARRANTY
This warranty on RIDGID® Hand Held and Stationary Power
Tools covers all defects in workmanship or materials and normal wear items such as brushes, chucks, motors, switches,
cords, gears and even cordless batteries in this RIDGID®
tool for three years following the purchase date of the tool.
Warranties for other RIDGID® products may vary.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
To obtain service for this RIDGID® tool you must return it;
freight prepaid, or take it in to an authorized service center
for RIDGID® branded hand held and stationary power tools.
You may obtain the location of the authorized service center
nearest you by calling (toll free) 1-866-539-1710 or by logging on to the RIDGID® website at www.ridgid.com. When
requesting warranty service, you must present the original
dated sales receipt. The authorized service center will repair any faulty workmanship, and either repair or replace
any part covered under the warranty, at our option, at no
charge to you.
One World Technologies, Inc.
P.O. Box 35, Hwy. 8
Pickens, SC 29671
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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
10 in. TABLE SAW
TS2400LS
CUSTOMER SERVICE INFORMATION
For parts or service, contact your nearest RIDGID authorized service center. Be
sure to provide all relevant information when you call or visit. For the location of
the authorized service center nearest you, please call 1-866-539-1710 or visit us
online at www.ridgidwoodworking.com.
The model number of this tool is found on a plate attached to the motor housing.
Please record the serial number in the space provided below. When ordering
repair parts, always give the following information:
TS2400LS
Model No.
Serial No.
983000-266
3-1-07 (REV:03)
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