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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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CIRCULAR SAW
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ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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APPLICATION .......................................................... 3
2
DESCRIPTION (FIG. A) ............................................ 3
3
PACKAGE CONTENT LIST ......................................... 3
4
SYMBOLS ................................................................. 4
5
GENERAL POWER TOOL SAFETY WARNINGS ............ 4
5.1
Working area ..................................................................................................... 4
5.2
Electrical safety................................................................................................. 4
5.3
Personal safety.................................................................................................. 5
5.4
Power tool use and care ................................................................................ 5
5.5
Battery tool use and care .............................................................................. 6
5.6
Service.................................................................................................................. 6
6
SPECIFIC SAFETY WARNINGS FOR CIRCULAR SAWS6
7
ADDITIONAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR
BATTERIES AND CHARGERS .................................... 7
7.1
Batteries .............................................................................................................. 7
7.2
Chargers .............................................................................................................. 8
8
ADDITIONAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR LASERS . 8
9
ADJUSTMENTS ......................................................... 8
9.1
Replacing the saw blade (Fig. 1) ................................................................ 8
9.2
Adjusting the depth of cut (Fig. 2)............................................................. 9
9.3
Setting the mitre angle (Fig. 3)................................................................... 9
9.4
Mounting the parallel fence (Fig. 4) .......................................................... 9
10
OPERATION ............................................................. 9
10.1
Instructions for use ......................................................................................... 9
10.2
Switching on and off (Fig. 5)........................................................................ 9
10.3
Dust extraction.................................................................................................. 9
10.4
Laser beam ......................................................................................................... 9
11
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE ............................. 10
11.1
Cleaning ............................................................................................................. 10
11.2
Lubrication ........................................................................................................ 10
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TECHNICAL DATA .................................................. 10
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NOISE .................................................................... 11
14
SERVICE DEPARTMENT .......................................... 11
15
STORAGE ............................................................... 11
16
WARRANTY ............................................................ 11
17
ENVIRONMENT ...................................................... 12
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CORDLESS CIRCULAR SAW 18V
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1 APPLICATION
Your circular saw has been designed for sawing wooden workpieces. The machine
is only suitable for right-hand use. The machine is not suitable for stationary use.
It is not designed for commercial use.
WARNING! Read this manual and general safety instructions
carefully before using the appliance, for your own safety. Your
power tool should only be passed on together with these
instructions.
2 DESCRIPTION (FIG. A)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
On/off switch
Lock-off button
Dust extraction outlet
Scale for saw blade depth
Adjusting screw for depth of cut
Auxiliary handle
Main handle
Scale for mitre angle
Lock lever for angle adjustment
Shoe
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
Adjusting screw for guide bar
Guide bar
Laser on/off switch
Laser
Spindle lock button
Lower guard
Lever of lower guard
Lock screw
Release button
Battery pack
3 PACKAGE CONTENT LIST
Remove all packing materials
Remove remaining packaging and transit supports (if existing)
Check the completeness of the packing content
Check the appliance, the power cord, the power plug and all accessories for
transportation damages.
Keep the packaging materials as far as possible till the end of the warranty
period. Dispose it into your local waste disposal system afterwards.
WARNING Packing materials are no toys! Children must not
play with plastic bags! Danger of suffocation!
1 x Cordless Circular saw
1 x Allan key
1 x guide bar
1 x saw blade
When parts are missing or damaged, please contact your
dealer.
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4 SYMBOLS
In this manual and/or on the machine the following symbols are used:
Denotes risk of personal
injury or damage to the
tool.
In accordance with
essential requirements of
the European directive(s)
Read manual before use
"Class II - The machine is
double insulated; Earthing
wire is therefore not
necessary (only for
charger)
Do not expose charger
and battery pack to water
Ambient temperature 40°C
max. (only for battery)
Do not incinerate battery
pack or charger
Use battery and charger
only in closed rooms
5 GENERAL POWER TOOL SAFETY WARNINGS
Attention ! Read all safety warnings and instructions. Failure to heed
warnings and follow instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious injury.
Keep safety warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term "power tool" in the safety warnings refers to your mains-operated
(corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
5.1
5.2
Working area
Keep working area clean and well lit. Untidy and dark areas can lead to
accidents.
Do not operate power tools in potentially explosive surroundings, for
example, in the presence of inflammable liquids, gases or dust. Power
tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
Keep children and bystanders at a distance when operating a power
tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control of it.
Electrical safety
Always check that the power supply corresponds to the voltage
on the rating plate.
Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in
any way. Do not use adapter plugs with earthed power tools.
Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce the risk of a lethal electric
shock.
Avoid body contact with earthed surfaces such as pipes, radiators,
kitchen ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of a lethal
electric shock if your body is earthed.
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Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. If water gets
inside a power tool, it will increase the risk of a lethal electric shock.
Do not damage the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or
unplugging the power tool. Keep the cord away from heat, oil, sharp
edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of a
lethal electric shock.
When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cable
suitable for outdoor use. Using a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the
risk of a lethal electric shock.
If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a
power supply protected by a residual current device (RCD). Using an
RCD reduces the risk of a lethal electric shock.
5.3
Personal safety
Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when
operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool when you are tired
or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of
inattention when operating a power tool may result in serious personal
injury.
Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Using safety
equipment such as a dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, a hard hat, or
hearing protection whenever it is needed will reduce the risk of personal
injury.
Avoid accidental starts. Ensure the switch is in the off position before
inserting the plug. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or
plugging in power tools when the switch is in the on position makes
accidents more likely.
Remove any adjusting keys or spanners before turning on the power
tool. A spanner or key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may
result in personal injury.
Do not reach out too far. Keep your feet firmly on the ground at all
times. This will enable you retain control over the power tool in unexpected
situations.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your
hair, clothing and gloves away from the power tool. Loose clothes,
jewellery or long hair can become entangled in the moving parts.
If there are devices for connecting dust extraction and collection
facilities, please ensure that they are attached and used correctly.
Using such devices can reduce dust-related hazards.
5.4
Power tool use and care
Do not expect the power tool to do more than it can. Use the correct
power tool for what you want to do. A power tool will achieve better
results and be safer if used in the context for which it was designed.
Do not use the power tool if the switch cannot turn it on and off. A
power tool with a broken switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
Disconnect the plug from the power source before making
adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools. Such
preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool
accidentally.
Store power tools, when not in use, out of the reach of children and
do not allow people who are not familiar with the power tool or these
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instructions to operate it. Power tools are potentially dangerous in the
hands of untrained users.
Maintenance. Check for misalignment or jammed moving parts,
breakages or any other feature that might affect the operation of the
power tool. If it is damaged, the power tool must be repaired. Many
accidents are caused by using poorly maintained power tools.
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools
with sharp cutting edges are less likely to jam and are easier to control.
Use the power tool, accessories and cutting tools, etc., in accordance
with these instructions and in the manner intended for the particular
type of power tool, taking into account the working conditions and
the work which needs to be done. Using a power tool in ways for which it
was not intended can lead to potentially hazardous situations.
5.5
Battery tool use and care
Recharge only with the charger specified by the manufacturer. A
charger that is suitable for one type of battery pack may create a risk of fire
when used with another battery pack.
Use power tools only with specifically designated battery packs. Use
of any other battery packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from other metal
objects, like paper clips, coins, keys, nails, screws or other small
metal objects, that can make a connection from one terminal to
another. Shorting the battery terminals together may cause burns or a fire.
Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the battery; avoid
contact.
If contact accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes,
additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the battery may cause
irritation or burns.
5.6
Service
Your power tool should be serviced by a qualified specialist using
only standard spare parts. This will ensure that it meets the required
safety standards.
6 SPECIFIC SAFETY WARNINGS FOR CIRCULAR SAWS
Make sure that all devices screening the saw blade are in perfect working
order.
Make sure that the saw blade is screened correctly. Especially observe the
following instructions:
Never block the saw blade guard. Repair a jammed saw blade guard before
using the machine again.
Replace a broken tension spring before using the machine again.
Never remove the riving knife. The distance between the toothed rim and the
riving knife should be 5 mm maximum. The height difference between the
riving knife and the toothed rim should be 5 mm maximum.
Do not use saw blades made of HSS steel.
Do not use bent, deformed or otherwise damaged saw blades.
Do not use saw blades which do not meet the specifications stated in this
manual.
Before sawing, remove all nails and other metal objects from the workpiece.
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Never start sawing before the saw reaches its full speed.
Securely clamp the workpiece. Never attempt to saw extremely small
workpieces.
Only put the machine aside after switching off and when the saw blade has
come to a complete standstill.
Never try to slow the saw blade down by exerting pressure on the side.
Before performing maintenance to the machine, always unplug the machine.
Keep hands away from cutting area and blade. Keep your second hand on
auxiliary handle or motor housing.
Do not reach underneath the workpiece.
Adjust the cutting depth to the thickness of the workpiece.
Never hold piece being cut in your hands or across your leg. Secure the
workpiece to a stable platform.
Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation
where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring.
When ripping always use a rip fence or straight edge guide.
Always use blades with correct size and shape .
Never use damaged or incorrect blade washers or bolt.
7 ADDITIONAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR BATTERIES
AND CHARGERS
7.1
Batteries
Never attempt to open for any reason.
Do not store in locations where the temperature may exceed 40 °C.
Charge only at ambient temperatures between 4 °C and 40 °C.
Charge only using the charger provided with the tool.
When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given in the section
“Protecting the environment”.
Do not cause short circuits. If connection is made between the positive (+)
and negative (-) terminal directly or via accidental contact with metallic
objects, the battery is short circuited and an intense current will flow causing
heat generation which may lead to casing rupture or fire.
Do not heat. If batteries are heated to above 100 °C, sealing and insulating
separators and other polymer components may be damaged resulting in
electrolyte leakage and/or internal short circuiting leading to heat generation
causing rupture or file. Moreover do not dispose of the batteries in fire,
explosion and/or intense burning may result.
Under extreme conditions, battery leakage may occur. When you notice liquid
on the battery, proceed as follows:
Carefully wipe the liquid off using a cloth. Avoid skin contact.
In case of skin or eye contact, follow the instructions below:
Immediately rinse with water. Neutralize with a mild acid such as lemon
juice or vinegar.
In case of eye contact, rinse abundantly with clean water for at least 10
minutes. Consult a physician.
Fire hazard! Avoid short-circuiting the contacts of a detached
battery. Do not incinerate the battery.
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7.2
Chargers
Use the charger provided with the tool only to charge the battery
Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
Have defective cords replaced immediately.
Do not expose to water.
Do not open the charger.
Do not probe the charger.
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
8 ADDITIONAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR LASERS
Leaser beam warning.
Laser beam characteristics.
Warning! The laser beam potentially causes severe eye damage. Never look or
stare directly into the leaser beam.
During use, do not point the laser beam at people, directly or indirectly
through reflecting surfaces.
This laser complies with class 2 according to EN 60825-1:2007. The unit
includes no servicing components. Do not open the housing for any reason. If
the unit is damaged, have the damage repaired by an authorized repair agent.
9 ADJUSTMENTS
Always disconnect the battery pack from the cordless circular
saw before making any adjustment or attaching any
accessories.
9.1
Replacing the saw blade (Fig. 1)
Only use sharp and undamaged saw blades. Cracked or bent saw blades must be
replaced immediately.
Place this circular saw on its side on a flat surface. Advice you bring the base
plate (10) down as if a minimum depth cut which is ease to operate.
Push the spindle lock button toward motor housing as the arrow shows in Fig.
1 and firmly hold it.
Turn the blade clamp bolt anti-clockwise by using the Allen key that supplied
with the tool.
Remove the blade clamp bolt and outer flange.
Raise the lower guard (16) by using the lever for lower guard (17), and then
remove the saw blade.
Clean the saw blade flanges, then mount the new saw blade onto the output
spindle and against the inner flange.
Make sure the saw teeth and arrow on the blade is to be the same direction as
the arrow on the lower guard.
Reinstall the outer flange, and tighten the blade clamp bolt.
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Make sure that the saw blade runs freely by turning the blade by hand.
9.2
Adjusting the depth of cut (Fig. 2)
The depth of cut is infinitely adjustable. A clean cut is achieved with the saw blade
protruding from the material by approx. 3 mm.
Loosen the lock lever for depth adjustment (5).
Hold the base plate (10) flat against the edge of the work piece and lift the
body of the saw until the blade is at the right depth determined by the depth
gauge (4) (align the scale line).
Tighten the lock lever for depth adjustment.
9.3
Setting the mitre angle (Fig. 3)
The mitre angle is infinitely variable between 0° and 45°.
Loosen the lock lever for angle adjustment (9).
Adjust the shoe to the desired angle between 0°to 45°. [See Angle gauge (8)].
Tighten the lock lever for angle adjustment.
9.4
Mounting the parallel fence (Fig. 4)
The parallel fence allows sawing parallel to an edge at a maximum distance of 10
cm.
Loosen the adjustment screw of guide bar (11).
Slide the guide bar (12) through the slots in the base plate to the desired
width.
Tighten the adjusting screw to secure it in the position.
Ensure that the guide bar rests against the wood along its entire length to give
consistent parallel cuts.
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10.1 Instructions for use
Clamp the workpiece. Make sure that the side which will be visible later is
facing down, because the cut is most accurate at that side.
Switch on the machine before it touches the workpiece. Do not exert pressure
on the saw blade. Allow the machine enough time to cut the workpiece.
Hold the machine with both hands using both grips. This ensures optimum
control over the machine.
For straight cuts along a drawn line use the marking for straight cuts.
For bevel cuts along a drawn line use the marking for bevel cuts.
10.2 Switching on and off (Fig. 5)
To switch the tool on, keep the lock-off button (2) depressed and press the
on/off switch (1).
To switch the tool off, release the on/off switch.
10.3 Dust extraction
A vacuum cleaner can be connected to the dust extraction outlet, either directly to
the connector or using an adapter.
If necessary, connect an adapter to the extraction outlet.
10.4 Laser beam
The laser beam is used for projection of the cut on the workpiece.
Switch the laser (14) on by means of the laser on/off switch (13).
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Place the machine on the workpiece with the saw marking above the start of
the cutting line.
Check that the laser line aligns with the cutting line as marked on the
workpiece.
Switch on the machine.
Follow the “instructions for use” to perform a cut.
After use , switch off the laser.
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Attention !Before performing any work on the equipment, pull
the power plug.
11.1 Cleaning
Keep the ventilation slots of the machine clean to prevent overheating of the
engine.
Regularly clean the machine housing with a soft cloth, preferably after each
use.
Keep the ventilation slots free from dust and dirt.
If the dirt does not come off use a soft cloth moistened with soapy water.
Never use solvents such as petrol, alcohol, ammonia water, etc.
These solvents may damage the plastic parts.
11.2 Lubrication
From time to time, apply a drop of oil to the thread of the lock screw (18).
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TECHNICAL DATA
MODEL NR.
Rated voltage (direct current)
Rotation speed
Max. speed rating saw blade
Charging time
Battery type
Charger rated voltage
Charger frequency
Saw blade
Max. depth of cut 90°
Max. depth of cut 45°
Mitre angle
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18 V
4000 min-1
7000 min-1
+/-1 hour
1500 mAh Li-Ion
230 V
50 Hz
Ø 165 x Ø 20 x 2.4 mm
52 mm
36 mm
0 – 45°
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NOISE
Noise values measured according to relevant standard. (K=3)
Acoustic pressure level LpA
73 dB(A)
Acoustic power level LwA
84 dB(A)
ATTENTION! The sound power level may exceed 85 dB(A), in
this case individual hearing protection shall be worn.
aw (Vibration)
14
1,7 m/s²
K = 1.5 m/s²
SERVICE DEPARTMENT
Damaged switches must be replaced by our after-sales service department.
If the connecting cable (or mains plug) is damaged, it must be replaced by a
particular connecting cable which is available from our service department.
Replacement of the connecting cable must only be carried out by our service
department (see last page) or by a qualified person (qualified electrician).
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STORAGE
Thoroughly clean the whole machine and its accessories.
Store it out of the reach of children, in a stable and secure position, in a cool
and dry place, avoid too high and too low temperatures.
Protect it from exposure to direct sunlight. Keep it in the dark, if possible.
Don’t keep it in plastic bags to avoid humidity build-up.
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WARRANTY
This product is warranted as provided by law for a 24 -month period effective
from the date of purchase by the first user.
This warranty covers all material or production flaws excluding: batteries,
chargers, defective parts subject to normal wear & tear such as bearings,
brushes, cables, and plugs, or accessories such as drills, drill bits, saw blades,
etc. ; damage or defects resulting from maltreatment, accidents or alterations;
nor the cost of transportation.
Damage and/or defects resulting from inappropriate use also do not fall under
the warranty provisions.
We also disclaim all liability for any bodily injury resulting from inappropriate
use of the tool.
Repairs may only be carried out by an authorized customer service centre for
FORD tools.
Any transportation costs shall always be borne by the customer, unless agreed
otherwise in writing.
At the same time, no claim can be made on the warranty if the damage of the
device is the result of negligent maintenance or overload.
Definitely excluded from the warranty is damage resulting from fluid
permeation, excessive dust penetration, intentional damage (on purpose or by
gross carelessness), inappropriate usage (use for purposes for which the
device is not suitable), incompetent usage (e.g. not following the instructions
given in the manual), inexpert assembly, lightning strike, erroneous net
voltage. This list is not exhaustive.
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Acceptance of claims under warranty can never lead to the prolongation of the
warranty period nor commencement of a new warranty period in case of a
device replacement.
Devices or parts which are replaced under the warranty therefore remain the
property of CHEMICA LTD.
We reserve the right to reject a claim whenever the purchase cannot be
verified or when it is clear that the product has not been properly maintained.
(Clean ventilation slots, carbon brushes serviced regularly, etc.).
Your purchase receipt must be kept as proof of date of purchase.
Your appliance must be returned undismantled to your dealer in an acceptably
clean state, (in its original blow-moulded case if applicable to the unit),
accompanied by proof of purchase.
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ENVIRONMENT
Should your appliance need replacement after extended use, do not
discard it with the household rubbish but dispose of it in an
environmentally safe way.
Waste produced by electrical machine items should not be handled like
normal household rubbish. Please recycle where recycle facilities exist.
Check with your Local Authority or retailer for recycling advice.
BATTERY PACK
This product contains Li-ion. To preserve natural resources, please recycle or
dispose of batteries properly. Local, state or federal laws may prohibit disposal of
Li-ion batteries in ordinary trash. Consult you local waste authority for information
regarding available recycling and/or disposal options.
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