DW717 | DeWalt DW717 MITRE SAW instruction manual

DW717 (220 Volt) 10" (250 mm) Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
DOUBLE INSULATION/POLARIZED PLUG INSTRUCTIONS .....................................2
BRUSHES ........………………………………………………………………………………9
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL TOOLS.....…………………………………………2
CONTROLS ....................................................................................................................9
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES ....... ……………………………………………………….3
OPERATION ........……………………………………………………………………………9
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION .......…………………………………………………………4
SWITCH .....................................................................................................................9
ACCESSORIES ..............................................................................................................4
CUTTING WITH YOUR SAW .................................................................................10
BLADE DESCRIPTIONS ................................................................................................5
CROSSCUTS ............................................................................................................ 10
UNPACKING YOUR SAW ........……………………………………………………………5
BEVEL CUTS ............................................................................................................ 10
SPECIFICATIONS ..........................................................................................................5
QUALITY OF CUT .................................................................................................... 10
FAMILIARIZATION ..... ………………………………………………………………………6
BODY AND HAND POSITION ................................................................................. 11
BENCH MOUNTING.......……………………………………………………………………6
CLAMPING THE WORKPIECE ..............................................................................11
CHANGING OR INSTALLING A NEW SAW BLADE ....................................................6
SUPPORT FOR LONG PIECES.............................................................................11
REMOVING THE BLADE ...............................................................................................6
CUTTING PICTURE FRAMES, SHADOW BOXES
AND OTHER FOUR-SIDED PROJECTS ...............................................................11
INSTALLING THE BLADE.........……………………………………………………………6
CUTTING TRIM MOLDING AND OTHER FRAMES .............................................11
TRANSPORTING THE SAW ........…………………………………………………………7
CUTTING COMPOUND MITERS ...........................................................................12
ADJUSTMENTS ..... …………………………………………………………………………7
CUTTING BASE MOLDINGS .................................................................................12
MITER SCALE ADJUSTMENT .... ………………………………………………………7
CUTTING CROWN MOLDING ...............................................................................12
MITER POINTER ADJUSTMENT ....……………………………………………………8
SPECIAL CUTS ............................................................................................................13
BEVEL SQUARE TO TABLE .....................................................................................8
REMOVING AND REPLACING THE BELT.................................................................14
BEVEL POINTER........................................................................................................8
MAINTENANCE ............................................................................................................14
BEVEL STOP ..............................................................................................................8
SERVICE INFORMATION............................................................................................14
FENCE ADJUSTMENT.. …………………………………………………………………8
WARRANTY .................................................................................................................15
AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC BRAKE ..............................................................................8
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE .....................................................................................15
GUARD ACTUATION AND VISIBILITY .. ………………………………………………8
TABLE 1: COMPOUND MITER CUT...........................................................................16
KERF PLATE ADJUSTMENT ....................................................................................9
RAIL GUIDE ADJUSTMENT ......................................................................................9
MITER LOCK ADJUSTMENT ....................................................................................9
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The definitions below describe the level of severity for each signal word. Please read
the manual and pay attention to these symbols.
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: Used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
Important Safety Instructions
WARNING: Read all instructions before operating product. Failure to follow all
instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
Double Insulation
Double insulated tools are constructed throughout with two separate layers of electrical
insulation or one double thickness of insulation between you and the tool’s electrical system. Tools built with this insulation system are not intended to be grounded. As a result,
your tool is equipped with a two prong plug which permits you to use extension cords
without concern for maintaining a ground connection.
NOTE: Double insulation does not take the place of normal safety precautions when operating this tool. The insulation system is for added protection against injury resulting from a
possible electrical insulation failure within the tool.
CAUTION: WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL REPLACEMENT PARTS.
Repair or replace damaged cords.
Polarized Plugs
Polarized plugs (one blade is wider than the other) are used on equipment to reduce the
risk of electric shock. When provided, this plug will fit in the polarized outlet only one way.
If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
Safety Instructions For All Tools
WARNING: To reduce the risk of eye injury, ALWAYS use eye protection when
operating the miter saw.
This miter saw accepts the DEWALT worklight and laser attachments.
• KEEP GUARD IN PLACE and in working order.
• REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Form habit of checking to see that
keys and adjusting wrenches are removed from spindle before turning tool on. Tools,
scrap pieces, and other debris can be thrown at high speed, causing injury.
• KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents.
• DO NOT USE THE MACHINE IN A DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. The use of power
tools in damp or wet locations or in rain can cause shock or electrocution. Keep your
work area well-lit to avoid tripping or placing arms, hands, and fingers in danger.
• KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors should be kept at a safe distance from work area.
Your shop is a potentially dangerous environment.
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• MAKE WORKSHOP CHILDPROOF with padlocks, master switches, or by removing
starter keys. The unauthorized start-up of a machine by a child or visitor may result in
injury.
• DON’T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and be safer at the rate for which it was
designed.
• USE RIGHT TOOL. Don’t force tool or attachment to do a job for which it was not
designed. Using the incorrect tool or attachment may result in personal injury.
• WEAR PROPER APPAREL. No loose clothing, gloves, neckties, rings, bracelets, or
other jewelry to get caught in moving parts. Non-slip footwear is recommended. Wear
protective hair covering to contain long hair. Air vents may cover moving parts and
should also be avoided.
• ALWAYS USE SAFETY GLASSES. Everyday eyeglasses are NOT safety glasses.
Also use face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. ALWAYS WEAR CERTIFIED
SAFETY EQUIPMENT:
• ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3)
• ANSI S12.6 (S3.19) hearing protection
• NIOSH/OSHA/MSHA respiratory protection
• SECURE THE WORKPIECE. Use clamps or a vise to hold the workpiece on the
table and against the fence or when your hand will be dangerously close to the blade
[within 6" (152.4 mm)]. It is safer than using your hand and it frees both hands to operate tool.
• DON’T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Loss of balance
may cause personal injury.
• MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp and clean for best and safest
performance. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories. Poorly
maintained tools and machines can further damage the tool or machine and/or cause
injury.
• TURN THE MACHINE “OFF”, AND DISCONNECT THE MACHINE FROM THE
POWER SOURCE before installing or removing accessories, before adjusting or
changing set-ups, when making repairs or changing locations. An accidental start-up
can cause injury. Do not touch the plug’s metal prongs when unplugging or plugging in
the cord.
• REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Make sure that the switch is
in the “OFF” position before plugging in the power cord.
• USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. If your product is equipped with a cordset, use only 3-wire extension cords
that have 3-prong grounding-type plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept the tool’s
plug. When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the
current your product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage
resulting in loss of power and overheating. The following table shows the correct
size to use depending on cord length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt,
use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord.
Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
Volts
Total Length of Cord in Feet
120V
0-25
26-50
51-100
101-150
220-240V
0-50
51-100
101-200
201-300
Ampere Rating
More
Not more AWG
Than
Than
06
18
16
16
14
610
18
16
14
12
10 12
16
16
14
12
12 16
14
12
Not Recommended
Definitions: Safety Guidelines
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• CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the tool, a guard or other part
that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly
and perform its intended function—check for alignment 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 should be properly repaired or
replaced. Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on and off.
• USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Use only accessories that are recommended
by the manufacturer for your model. Accessories that may be suitable for one tool
may be hazardous when used on another tool. Consult the instruction manual for
recommended accessories. The use of improper accessories may cause risk of injury
to persons.
• NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury could occur if the tool is tipped or if the
cutting tool is unintentionally contacted.
• NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED. TURN POWER OFF. Don’t leave
tool until it comes to a complete stop. Serious injury can result.
• DO NOT OPERATE ELECTRIC TOOLS NEAR FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS OR IN
GASEOUS OR EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES. Motors in these tools may spark and
ignite fumes.
• STAY ALERT, WATCH WHAT YOU ARE DOING, AND USE COMMON SENSE. DO
NOT USE THE MACHINE WHEN YOU ARE TIRED OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE
OF DRUGS or ALCOHOL. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may
result in injury.
• ALLOW THE MOTOR TO COME TO FULL SPEED prior to starting cut. Starting the
cut too soon may cause damage to the machine or blade and/or serious injury.
• NEVER CUT FERROUS METALS (Those with any iron or steel content) or masonry.
Either of these can cause the carbide tips to fly off the blade at high speeds causing
serious injury.
• DO NOT USE ABRASIVE WHEELS. The excessive heat and abrasive particles
generated by them may damage the saw and cause personal injury.
• NEVER have any part of your body in line with the path of the saw blade. Personal
injury will occur.
• NEVER apply blade lubricant to a running blade. Applying lubricant could cause your
hand to move into the blade resulting in serious injury.
• DO NOT place either hand in the blade area when the saw is connected to the power
source. Inadvertent blade activation may result in serious injury.
• DO NOT PERFORM FREE-HAND OPERATIONS (workpiece not supported by table
and fence). Hold the work firmly against the fence and table. Free-hand operations on
a miter saw could cause the workpiece to be thrown at high speeds, causing serious
injury.
• NEVER REACH AROUND or behind the saw blade. A blade can cause serious
injury.
• DO NOT reach underneath the saw unless it is unplugged and turned off. Contact with
saw blade may cause personal injury.
• SECURE THE MACHINE TO A STABLE SUPPORTING SURFACE. Vibration can
possibly cause the machine to slide, walk, or tip over, causing serious injury.
• USE ONLY CROSSCUT SAW BLADES recommended for miter saws. For best
results, use only zero-degree or negative hook angles when using carbide-tipped
blades. Do not use blades with deep gullets. These can deflect and contact the guard,
and can cause damage to the machine and/or serious injury.
• USE ONLY BLADES OF THE CORRECT SIZE AND TYPE specified for this tool to
prevent damage to the machine and/or serious injury.
• INSPECT BLADE FOR CRACKS or other damage prior to operation. A cracked or
damaged blade can come apart and pieces can be thrown at high speeds, causing
serious injury. Replace cracked or damaged blades immediately.
• CLEAN THE BLADE AND BLADE CLAMPS prior to operation. Cleaning the blade
and blade clamps allows you to check for any damage to the blade or blade clamps. A
cracked or damaged blade or blade clamp can come apart and pieces can be thrown
at high speeds, causing serious injury.
• DO NOT use lubricants or cleaners (particularly spray or aerosol) in the vicinity of the
plastic guard. The polycarbonate material used in the guard is subject to attack by
certain chemicals.
• ALWAYS USE THE KERF PLATE AND REPLACE THIS PLATE WHEN DAMAGED.
Small chip accumulation under the saw may interfere with the saw blade or may cause
instability of workpiece when cutting.
• USE ONLY BLADE CLAMPS specified for this tool to prevent damage to the machine
and/or serious injury.
• CLEAN THE MOTOR AIR SLOTS of chips and sawdust. Clogged motor air slots can
cause the machine to overheat, damaging the machine and possibly causing a short
which could cause serious injury.
• KEEP ARMS, HANDS, AND FINGERS away from the blade to prevent severe cuts.
Clamp all workpieces that would cause your hand to be within [within 6" (152.4 mm)] of
the saw blade.
• NEVER LOCK THE SWITCH IN THE “ON” position. Severe personal injury may
result.
Additional Safety Rules For Miter Saws
WARNING: Do not allow familiarity (gained from frequent use of your saw) to replace
safety rules. Always remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict
severe injury.
• DO NOT OPERATE THIS MACHINE until it is completely assembled and installed
according to the instructions. A machine incorrectly assembled can cause serious
injury.
• OBTAIN ADVICE from your supervisor, instructor, or another qualified person if you
are not thoroughly familiar with the operation of this machine. Knowledge is safety.
• STABILITY. Make sure the miter saw is placed on a secure supporting surface and
does not slip or move during use. If the mobility kit is installed, raise the moveable
caster(s) so saw is in its stationary position.
• FOLLOW ALL WIRING CODES and recommended electrical connections to prevent
shock or electrocution. Protect electric supply line with at least a 15 ampere time-delay
fuse or a circuit breaker.”
• MAKE CERTAIN the blade rotates in the correct direction. The teeth on the blade
should point in the direction of rotation as marked on the saw.
• TIGHTEN ALL CLAMP HANDLES, knobs and levers prior to operation. Loose clamps
can cause parts or the workpiece to be thrown at high speeds.
• BE SURE all blade and blade clamps are clean, recessed sides of blade clamps are
against blade and arbor screw is tightened securely. Loose or improper blade clamping
may result in damage to the saw and possible personal injury.
• ALWAYS USE A SHARP BLADE. Check the blade to see if it runs true and is free
from vibration. A dull or a vibrating blade can cause damage to the machine and/or
serious injury.
• DO NOT OPERATE ON ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE DESIGNATED VOLTAGE
for the saw. Overheating, damage to the tool and personal injury may occur.
• DO NOT WEDGE ANYTHING AGAINST THE FAN to hold the motor shaft. Damage
to tool and possible personal injury may occur.
• DO NOT force cutting action. Stalling or partial stalling of motor can cause damage. To
the machine or blade and/or serious injury.
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DAMP LOCATIONS.
ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION.
ON MOVING FENCES:
ALWAYS ADJUST FENCE PROPERLY BEFORE USE. Clamp small pieces before cutting. See manual.
ON GUARD: DANGER – KEEP AWAY FROM BLADE.
ON UPPER GUARD: PROPERLY SECURE BRACKET WITH BOTH
SCREWS BEFORE USE.
ON TABLE: (2 PLACES)
ALWAYS TIGHTEN ADJUSTMENT KNOBS BEFORE USE.
KEEP HANDS 6" (152.4 MM) FROM PATH OF SAW BLADE.
NEVER PERFORM ANY OPERATION FREEHAND.
NEVER CROSS ARMS IN FRONT OF BLADE.
THINK! YOU CAN PREVENT ACCIDENTS.
DO NOT OPERATE SAW WITHOUT GUARDS IN PLACE.
TURN OFF TOOL, KEEP SAW HEAD DOWN AND WAIT FOR SAW TO
STOP BEFORE MOVING HANDS, WORKPIECE OR CHANGING
SETTINGS.
UNPLUG TOOL BEFORE CHANGING BLADE, MOVING OR SERVICING
UNIT.
Electrical Connection
Be sure your power supply agrees with the nameplate marking. 120 volts, AC means that
your saw will operate on alternating current. The switch is suseptible to failure if direct
current is used. A voltage decrease of 10 percent or more will cause a loss of power and
overheating. All DEWALT tools are factory tested. If this tool does not operate, check the
power supply.
Accessories
Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available for purchase from your local
dealer or authorized service center. If you need assistance in locating any accessory for
your tool, please contact DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., 701 East Joppa Road, Baltimore, MD
21286, call 1-800-4-DEWALT (1-800-433-9258) or visit our website www.dewalt.com.
WARNING: Since accessories, other than those offered by DEWALT, have not been
tested with this product, use of such accessories with this tool could be hazardous. To
reduce the risk of injury, only DEWALT, recommended accessories should be used with
this product.
Optional Accessories
The following accessories, designed for your saw, may be helpful. In some cases, other
locally obtained work supports, length stops, clamps, etc., may be more appropriate. Use
care in selecting and using accessories.
Laser Guide System: DW7187
Powered by the saw, the bright laser line delivers enhanced visibility in low and high
light locations. Easy to install.
Extension, Work Support: DW7080
Used to support long overhanging workpieces, the work support is user assembled.
Your saw table is designed to accept two work supports; one on each side.
Clamp: DW7082 (similar model included)
Used for firmly clamping workpiece to the saw table for precision cutting.
Dust Bag: DW7053 (Included with some models)
Equipped with a zipper for easy emptying, the dust bag will capture the majority of the
sawdust produced (not shown).
ON MOTOR HOUSING:
WARNING: FOR YOUR OWN
SAFETY, READ
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING SAW.
WHEN SERVICING, USE ONLY
IDENTICAL REPLACEMENT PARTS.
DO NOT EXPOSE TO RAIN OR USE IN
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• TURN OFF THE MACHINE and allow the blade to come to a complete stop before
raising the arm and prior to cleaning the blade area, removing debris in the path of the
blade, before servicing or adjusting tool. A moving blade can cause serious injury.
• PROPERLY SUPPORT LONG OR WIDE WORKPIECES. Loss of control of the
workpiece can cause injury.
• NEVER cross arms in front of blade while using tool. Always make a dry run
(unpowered) before making a finish cut so that you can check the path of the blade or
severe personal injury may result.
• ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding the safe and proper operation of power
tools (i.e. a safety video) is available from the Power Tool Institute, 1300 Sumner
Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2851 (www.powertoolinstitute.com). Information is also
available from the National Safety Council, 1121 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 601433201. Please refer to the American National Standards Institute ANSI 01.1 Safety
Requirements for Woodworking Machines and the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA
1910.213 Regulations.
CAUTION: Do not connect unit to electrical power source until complete instructions are
read and understood.
WARNING: Always wear proper personal hearing protection that conforms to
ANSI S12.6 (S3.19) during use. Under some conditions and duration of use, noise from
this product may contribute to hearing loss.
WARNING: NEVER MAKE ANY CUT UNLESS THE MATERIAL IS SECURED ON
THE TABLE AND AGAINST THE FENCE.
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 (CCA).
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.
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding,
drilling, and other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash
exposed areas with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes,
or lay on the skin may promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which may cause
serious and permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA approved
respiratory protection appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from face
and body.
For your convenience and safety, the following warning labels are on your miter saw.
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Crown Molding Fence: DW7084
Used for precision cutting of crown molding.
Miter Saw LED Worklight System: DWS7085
Lighting used for greater visibility and cutting alignment during operation.
Easy to install.
SAW BLADES: ALWAYS USE 10" (250 mm) SAW BLADES WITH 1"
(25.4 mm) ARBOR HOLES. SPEED RATING MUST BE AT LEAST 4000 RPM.
Never use a smaller diameter blade. It will not be guarded properly. Use
crosscut blades only! Do not use blades designed for ripping, combination
blades or blades with hook angles in excess of 5º.
BLADE DESCRIPTIONS
APPLICATION
DIAMETER
TEETH
Construction Saw Blades (thin kerf with anti-stick rim)
General Purpose
10" (250 mm)
40
Fine Crosscuts
10" (250 mm)
60
NOTE: Thin kerf 60T blades without noise damping may ring
under no load conditions.
Woodworking Saw Blades (provide smooth, clean cuts)
Fine crosscuts
10" (250 mm)
80
Non-ferrous metals
10" (250 mm)
80
NOTE: For cutting non-ferrous metals, use only saw blades
designed for this purpose.
DW7080
DW7084
Unpacking Your Saw
Check the contents of your miter saw carton to make sure that you have
received all parts. In addition to this instruction manual, the carton should
contain:
1. One DW717 miter saw.
2. One blade wrench in wrench pocket shown in Figure 9.
3. One DW7053 Dustbag (some models).
4. One material clamp.
Specifications
CAPACITY OF CUT
51º miter right, 60º miter left
48º bevel left and right
0º miter
Max. Height 3.5" (89 mm) Result Width 11.9" (302 mm)
Max. Width 12.6" (320 mm) Result Height 3.0" (76 mm)
DW7082
DW7187
45º miter
Max. Height 3.5" (89 mm) Result Width 8.4" (213 mm)
Max. Width 8.9" (226 mm) Result Height 3.0" (76 mm)
45º bevel - Left
Max. Height 2.3" (58 mm) Result Width 11.9" (302 mm)
Max. Width 12.6" (320 mm) Result Height 2.0" (50 mm)
DWS7085
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45º bevel - Right
Max. Height 1.2" (30 mm) Result Width 11.9" (302 mm)
Max. Width 12.6" (320 mm) Result Height 0.9" (22 mm)
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Changing or Installing a New Saw Blade (Fig. 3)
DRIVE
220 Volt Motor
1600 Watts In
4000 RPM
Multi-V Belt
Automatic Electric Brake
CAUTION:
• Never depress the spindle lock button
while the blade is under power or
coasting.
• Do not cut ferrous metal (containing
iron or steel) or masonry or fiber
cement product with this miter saw.
Cut Helical Gears
Roller Bearings
Carbide Blade
FIG. 3
A
Removing the Blade
1. Unplug the saw.
2. Raise the arm to the upper position
and raise the lower guard (A) as far
as possible.
3. Loosen, but do not remove guard
bracket screw (B) until the bracket
can be raised far enough to access
the blade screw. Lower guard will
remain raised due to the position of the guard bracket screw.
Familiarization
Your miter saw is fully assembled in the carton. Open the
box and lift the saw out by the convenient carrying handle, FIG. 1
as shown in Figure 1.
Place the saw on a smooth, flat surface such as a workbench or strong table.
Examine the two figures on Page 7 to become familiar with
the saw and its various parts. The section on adjustments
will refer to these terms and you must know what and
where the parts are.
CAUTION: Risk of personal injury. Keep thumb underneath handle when pulling handle
down otherwise thumb may be pinched between handle and moving lower guard.
The handle is placed close to the guard for special cuts.
Press down lightly on the operating handle and pull out the lock
down pin. Gently release the downward pressure and hold the arm FIG. 2
allowing it to rise to its full height. Use the lock down pin when carrying the saw from one place to another. Always use the carrying
handle to transport the saw or the hand indentations shown in
Figure 2.
D
FIG. 3B
FIG. 3A
E
C
Bench Mounting
B
F
G
I
Holes are provided in all 4 feet to facilitate bench mounting, as
shown in Figure 4. (Two different sized holes are provided to
accommodate different sizes of screws. Use either hole, it is not
necessary to use both.) Always mount your saw firmly to a stable
surface to prevent movement. To enhance the tool’s portability,
it can be mounted to a piece of 1/2" (12.7 mm) or thicker plywood which can then be clamped to your work support or moved to other job sites and
reclamped.
NOTE: If you elect to mount your saw to a piece of plywood, make sure that the mounting
screws don’t protrude from the bottom of the wood. The plywood must sit flush on the work
support. When clamping the saw to any work surface, clamp only on the clamping bosses
where the mounting screw holes are located. Clamping at any other point will surely interfere with the proper operation of the saw.
CAUTION: To prevent binding and inaccuracy, be sure the mounting surface is not
warped or otherwise uneven. If the saw rocks on the surface place a thin piece of material
under one saw foot until the saw sits firmly on the mounting surface.
4. Depress the spindle lock button (C) while carefully rotating the saw blade by hand until
the lock engages.
5. Keeping the button depressed, use the other hand and the wrench provided (D) to
loosen the blade screw. (Turn clockwise, left-hand threads)
6. Remove the blade screw (E), outer blade clamp (F) and blade (G). The inner blade
clamp (I), may be left on the spindle.
Installing a Blade
1. Unplug the saw.
2. With the arm raised, the lower guard held open and the guard bracket raised, place the
blade on the spindle and against the inner blade clamp with the teeth at the bottom of
the blade pointing toward the back of the saw.
3. Assemble the outer blade clamp onto the spindle.
4. Install the blade screw and, engaging the spindle lock, tighten the screw firmly with
wrench provided. (Turn counterclockwise, left-hand threads.)
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, turn off the tool and disconnect
it from the power source before attempting to move it, change accessories or make any
adjustments accept as written in laser adjustment instructions.
Your saw is capable of cutting baseboard moldings 0.8" (20 mm) thick by 4.75" (120 mm)
tall.
NOTE: Your saw is capable of cutting the following once a special setup procedure is followed (see Special Cuts).
0º miter
height 1.5 (38 mm)
width 15.4 (391 mm)
45º miter
height 1.5 (38 mm)
width 11.3 (287 mm)
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RAIL SET
SCREW
ADJUSTMENT
TRIGGER
SWITCH
FIG. 4
LIFTING
HANDLE
MOTOR
ENDCAP
MOTOR
HOUSING
OPERATING HANDLE
BELT COVER
RAIL LOCK
KNOB
BEVEL
LOCK
HANDLE
BLADE
GUARD
DUST SPOUT
SLIDE
STOP
BEVEL
LATCH
LEVER
(one each
side)
THUMBSCREW
BEVEL
LATCH
PLATES
BEVEL
SCALE
KERF
PLATE
LOCK DOWN
PIN
BLADE
WRENCH
MITER LATCH
BUTTON
RAILS
TABLE
FENCE
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
(one each side)
MITER
SCALE
BENCH MOUNTING HOLES
MITER LATCH
OVERRIDE
GROOVING
STOP
FENCE
MITER LOCK
HANDLE
HAND
INDENTATION
Adjustments
5. Return the guard bracket to its original position and firmly tighten the guard bracket
screw to hold bracket in place.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, turn off the tool and disconnect
it from the power source before attempting to move it, change accessories or make any
adjustments accept as written in laser adjustment instructions.
NOTE: Your miter saw is fully and accurately adjusted at the factory at the time of manufacture. If readjustment due to shipping and handling or any other reason is required, follow
the steps below to adjust your saw.
Once made, these adjustments should remain accurate. Take a little time now to follow
these directions carefully to maintain the accuracy of which your saw is capable.
WARNING:
• The guard bracket must be returned to its original position
and the screw tightened before activating the saw.
• Failure to do so may allow the guard to contact the spinning saw blade resulting in damage to the saw and severe
personal injury.
Transporting the Saw
MITER SCALE ADJUSTMENT (FIG. 5)
Place a square against the saw’s fence and blade, as shown. (Do not touch the tips
of the blade teeth with the square. To do so will cause an inaccurate measurement.)
Loosen the miter lock handle and swing the miter arm until the miter latch locks it at
the 0 miter position. Do not tighten the lock handle. If the saw blade is not exactly
perpendicular to the fence, loosen the four screws that hold the miter scale to the base
and move the scale left or right until the blade is perpendicular to the fence, as measured
with the square. Retighten the four screws. Pay no attention to the reading of the miter
pointer at this time.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, turn off the tool and disconnect
it from the power source before attempting to move it, change accessories or make any
adjustments accept as written in laser adjustment instructions.
In order to conveniently carry the miter saw from place to place, a carrying handle has
been included on the top of the saw arm and hand indentations in the base, as shown in
Figure 4.
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BEVEL SQUARE TO TABLE ADJUSTMENT (FIG. 8)
To align the blade square to the table, lock the arm in the
down position. Place a square against the blade and table
taking care to have the square not touch a blade tooth.
Loosen the bevel lock handle and ensure the bevel latch
has firmly snapped into place at 0º. If the saw blade is not
exactly perpendicular to the table, loosen the three nuts
which hold the bevel detent plates to the table. Adjust the
center nut to allow slight drag between it and the table.
Gently tap the motor or the belt cover to move the upper
assembly until the blade is square to the table. Tighten the
center nut. The 45 bevel stops require adjustment after the
bevel square to table adjustment is complete.
FIG. 5
FIG. 6
MITER
POINTER
FIG. 9
FENCE KNOB
(one each side)
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MITER POINTER ADJUSTMENT (FIG. 6)
Loosen the miter lock handle to move the miter arm to
the zero position. With the miter lock handle loose allow
the miter latch to snap into place as you rotate the miter
arm to zero. Observe the pointer and miter scale shown
in Figure 6. If the pointer does not indicate exactly zero,
loosen the screw holding the pointer in place, reposition
the pointer and tighten the screw.
MITER
SCALE
BLADE WRENCH
FIG. 7
MITER LATCH
BUTTON
BEVEL POINTER (FIG. 8)
If the bevel pointer does not indicate zero, loosen the
screw that holds it in place and move it as necessary.
BEVEL STOP 45º RIGHT AND LEFT ADJUSTMENT
(FIG. 8)
Your saw has two 45º bevel adjustments, one for the right,
and one for the left. The procedure is the same for each.
To align the 45º stops, lock the arm in the down position.
Place a speed square against the blade and table taking
care to have the square not touch a blade tooth. Loosen
the bevel lock lever and ensure the bevel latch has firmly
snapped into place at 45º. If the saw blade is not 45º to the
table, loosen the nut which holds the 45 bevel latch plate
to the table. Rotate the adjustment screw counterclockwise one or two turns so that the blade is less than 45º to
the table. Turn the adjustment screw clockwise until the
blade is 45º to the table. Tighten the lock nut.
FENCE ADJUSTMENT (FIG. 9)
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury, turn off the tool and disconnect it from the power
source before attempting to move it, change accessories
or make any adjustments accept as written in laser adjustment instructions.
In order that the saw can bevel to a full 48º left or right,
one of the fences can be adjusted to provide clearance.
To adjust the fences, loosen a plastic knob and slide the
fence outward. Make a dry run with the saw turned off and
check for clearance. Adjust the fence to be as close to the
blade as practical to provide maximum workpiece support, without interfering with arm up and down movement.
Tighten knob securely. When the bevel operations are
complete, don’t forget to relocate the fence.
MITER LATCH
OVERRIDE MITER LOCK
HANDLE
FIG. 8
BEVEL POINTER
0º BEVEL
LATCH PLATE
LEFT 45º
BEVEL
LATCH
PLATE
RIGHT 45º
BEVEL
PLATE
LOCK NUT
LEFT 45º
BEVEL
PLATE
LOCK NUT
LEFT 45º
BEVEL
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
RIGHT 45º
BEVEL LATCH
PLATE
0º BEVEL
LOCK NUT
8
RIGHT 45º
BEVEL
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
NOTE: The guide groove of the fences can become
clogged with sawdust. If you notice that it is becoming
clogged, use a stick or some low pressure air to clear the
guide groove.
AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC BRAKE
Your saw is equipped with an automatic electric blade
brake which stops the saw blade within 5 seconds of trigger release. This is not adjustable.
On occasion, there may be a delay after trigger release to
brake engagement. On rare occasions, the brake may not
engage at all and the blade will coast to a stop.
If a delay or “skipping” occurs, turn the saw on and off 4 or
5 times. If the condition persists, have the tool serviced by
an authorized DEWALT service center.
Always be sure the blade has stopped before removing it
from the kerf. The brake is not a substitute for guards or for
ensuring your own safety by giving the saw your complete
attention.
GUARD ACTUATION AND VISIBILITY
CAUTION: Risk of personal injury. Keep thumb
underneath handle when pulling handle down otherwise
thumb may be pinched between handle and moving lower
guard. The handle is placed close to the guard for special
cuts.
The blade guard on your saw has been designed to automatically raise when the arm is brought down and to lower
over the blade when the arm is raised.
The guard can be raised by hand when installing or
removing saw blades or for inspection of the saw. NEVER
RAISE THE BLADE GUARD MANUALLY UNLESS THE
SAW IS TURNED OFF.
NOTE: Certain special cuts of large material will require
that you manually raise the guard. See Page 13.
The front section of the guard is louvered for visibility
while cutting. Although the louvers dramatically reduce
flying debris, they are openings in the guard and safety
glasses should be worn at all times when viewing
through the louvers.
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KERF PLATE ADJUSTMENT
To adjust the kerf plates, loosen the screws holding the
kerf plates in place. Adjust so that the kerf plates are
as close as possible without interfering with the blade’s
movement.
RAIL GUIDE ADJUSTMENT
Periodically check the rails for any play or clearance. The
right rail can be adjusted with the set screw shown in
Figure 4. To reduce clearance, use a 4 mm hex wrench
and rotate the set screw clockwise gradually while sliding
the saw head back and forth. Adjust the clearance to be as
small as possible without causing any slide resistance.
MITER LOCK ADJUSTMENT
The miter lock rod should be adjusted if the table of the
saw can be moved when the miter lock is locked down.
To adjust the miter lock handle, put the miter lock handle
in the up, unlocked position. Using a 13 mm open end
wrench, loosen the lock nut on the miter lock rod (Fig. 10).
Using a slotted screwdriver, tighten the miter lock rod by
turning it clockwise as shown in Figure 10. Turn the lock
rod until it is snug, then turn counterclockwise one turn.
To ensure the miter lock handle is functioning properly,
re-lock the miter lock to a non-detented measurement on
the miter scale – for example, 34º – and ensure the table
will not rotate. Tighten lock nut.
FIG. 10
MITER LOCK
ROD
LOCK NUT
Brushes
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury, turn off the tool and disconnect it from the power
source before attempting to move it, change accessories
or make any adjustments accept as written in laser adjustment instructions.
Inspect carbon brushes regularly by unplugging tool,
removing the motor end cap (Fig. 4), lift the brush spring
and withdraw the brush assembly. Keep brushes clean
and sliding freely in their guides. Always replace a used
brush in the same orientation in the holder as it was prior
to its removal. Carbon brushes have varying symbols
stamped into their sides, and if the brush is worn down
to approximately 1/2" (12.7 mm), the spring will no longer exert pressure and they must be replaced. Use only
identical DEWALT brushes. Use of the correct grade of
brush is essential for proper operation of electric brake.
New brush assemblies are available at DEWALT service
centers. The tool should be allowed to “run in” (run at no
load) for 10 minutes before use to seat new brushes. The
electric brake may be erratic in operation until the brushes
are properly seated (worn in). Always replace the brush
inspection cap after inspection or servicing the brushes.
While “running in” DO NOT TIE, TAPE, OR OTHERWISE
LOCK THE TRIGGER SWITCH ON. HOLD BY HAND
ONLY.
pry off the handle using a flat bladed screwdriver. Reorient
and install the handle such that it will hold the bevel when
tightened. Install and tighten screw.
FIG. 10A
RAIL LOCK KNOB
Controls
Your compound miter saw has several main controls,
which will be discussed briefly here. For more information
on these controls, see the respective sections earlier in
the manual.
MITER CONTROL (FIG. 7)
The miter adjustment/lock handle and detent trigger allows
you to miter your saw to 60 left and 50 right. To miter the
saw, lift the miter adjustment/lock handle, push the miter
latch button and set the set the miter angle desired on the
miter scale. Push down on the lock handle to lock the saw
table in place.
TRIGGER SWITCH
The trigger switch (Fig. 4) turns your saw on and off. A
hole is provided in the trigger for insertion of a padlock to
secure the saw.
MITER LATCH OVERRIDE (FIG. 7)
The miter latch override allows your saw to override
the common stop angles. Your saw has two miter latch
override knobs, one on each side of the miter control. To
override the common stop angles, rotate the miter latch
knobs downward. The knobs will return to the off position
automatically if the miter latch button is pushed.
BEVEL CONTROL (FIG. 8)
The bevel latch levers and bevel lock handle allow you
to bevel the saw to 48º left and right. Your saw has two
bevel latch levers, one on either side of the rear support
housing. Only one needs to be used to move the bevel
to either direction. The bevel lock handle is on top of the
rear support housing. To bevel the saw, loosen the bevel
lock handle. Lift one of the levers to approximately 45 º
and set the bevel angle desired on the bevel scale. Two
bevel scales are provided for convenience. Lock the bevel
lock handle to lock the bevel in place. The bevel latch
levers can be lifted vertically to override the common stop
angles.
The bevel lock handle is designed to have a limited rotation amount. The handle can be reoriented to compensate
for normal wear. The bevel lock handle should be reoriented if the bevel of the saw can be moved when the bevel
lock handle is tightened. To adjust the bevel lock handle,
remove the screw in the center of the handle. Carefully
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SLIDE STOP
SLIDE STOP (FIG. 10A)
The slide stop control positions your saws rails so that the
largest possible verticle moldings can be cut. ALWAYS
TIGHTEN THE RAIL LOCK KNOB WHEN USING THE
SLIDE STOP TO PREVENT THE SLIDE SYSTEM FROM
MOVING UNINTENTIONALLY
RAIL LOCK KNOB (FIG. 4)
The rail lock knob allows you to lock the saw head firmly
to keep it from sliding on the rails. This is necessary when
making certain cuts or when transporting the saw.
GROOVING STOP (FIG. 4)
The grooving stop allows for groove cutting. Flipping the
lever toward the front of the saw and adjusting the thumbscrew changes the depth of the groove cut. Flipping the
lever toward the rear of the saw bypasses the grooving
stop.
HEAD DOWNLOCK PIN (FIG. 4)
To lock the saw head in the down position, push the head
down, push the pin in and release the saw head. This will
hold the saw head safely down for moving the saw from
place to place. To release, press the saw head down and
pull the pin out.
Operation
Plug the saw into any household 60 Hz power source.
Refer to the nameplate for voltage. Be sure the cord will
not interfere with your work.
SWITCH
To turn the saw on, depress the trigger switch. To turn the
tool off, release the switch. Allow the blade to spin up to full
operating rpm before making the cut. Release the trigger
switch and allow the brake to stop the blade before raising
the saw head. There is no provision for locking the switch
on, but a hole is provided in the trigger for insertion of a
padlock to lock the saw off.
CROSSCUTS
Cutting of multiple pieces is not recommended but can
be done safely by ensuring that each piece is held firmly
against the table and fence. When the saw comes up to
speed (about 1 second) lower the arm smoothly and slowly
to cut through the wood. Let the blade come to a full stop
before raising arm.
A crosscut is made by cutting wood across the grain at
any angle. A straight crosscut is made with the miter arm
at the zero degree position. Set and lock the miter arm at
zero, hold the wood firmly on the table and against the
fence. With the rail lock knob tightened, turn on the saw by
squeezing the trigger switch shown in Figure 4.
When the saw comes up to speed (about 1 second) lower
the arm smoothly and slowly to cut through the wood. Let
the blade come to a full stop before raising arm.
When cutting anything larger than 4.4" (111.8 mm)
[3" (76.2 mm) 45º miter] use an out-down-back motion
with the rail lock knob loosened. Pull the saw out, toward
you, lower the saw head down toward the workpiece, and
slowly push the saw back to complete the cut. Do not allow
the saw to contact the top of the workpiece while pulling
out. The saw may run toward you, possibly causing personal injury or damage to the workpiece.
CAUTION: Always use a work clamp to maintain control
and reduce the risk of workpiece damage and personal
injury.
NOTE: The rail lock knob shown in Figure 4 must be loose
to allow the saw to slide along its rails.
Miter crosscuts are made with the miter arm at some angle
other than zero. This angle is often 45º for making corners,
but can be set anywhere from left or right. Make the cut as
described above.
When cutting wider workpieces wider than a 2 x 6 that are
shorter in length, always place the longer side against the
fence (Fig. 12).
To cut through an existing pencil line on a piece of wood,
match the angle as close as possible. Cut the wood a little
too long and measure from the pencil line to the cut edge
to determine which direction to adjust the miter angle and
recut. This will take some practice, but it is a commonly
used technique.
FIG. 13A
FIG. 11
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CUTTING WITH YOUR SAW
If the slide feature is not used, ensure the saw head is
pushed back as far as possible and the rail lock knob is
tightened. This will prevent the saw from sliding along its
rails as the workpiece is engaged.
NOTE: Although this saw will cut wood and many
non-ferrous materials, we will limit our discussion to the
cutting of wood only. The same guidelines apply to the
other materials. DO NOT CUT FERROUS (IRON AND
STEEL) MATERIALS OR MASONRY WITH THIS SAW.
Do not use any abrasive blades.
PROPER CUT
FIG. 13B
FIG. 12
BEVEL CUTS
A bevel cut is a crosscut made with the saw blade at an
angle to the wood. In order to set the bevel, loosen the
bevel lock handle, lift the bevel latch lever, Figure 4, and
move the saw to the left or right as desired. (It is necessary
to move the fence to allow clearance). Once the desired
bevel angle has been set, tighten the bevel clamp handle
firmly.
Bevel angles can be set from 48º right to 48º left and can
be cut with the miter arm set between 50º right or 60º left.
At some extreme angles, the right or left side fence might
have to be removed. To remove the left or right fence,
unscrew the Fence Adjustment Knob several turns and
slide the fence out.
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IMPROPER CUT
QUALITY OF CUT
The smoothness of any cut depends on a number of variables.
Things like material being cut, blade type, blade sharpness
and rate of cut all contribute to the quality of the cut.
When smoothest cuts are desired for molding and other
precision work, a sharp (60 tooth carbide) blade and a
slower, even cutting rate will produce the desired results.
Ensure that material does not creep while cutting, clamp it
securely in place. Always let the blade come to a full stop
before raising arm.
If small fibers of wood still split out at the rear of the workpiece, stick a piece of masking tape on the wood where
the cut will be made. Saw through the tape and carefully
remove tape when finished.
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For varied cutting applications, refer to the list of recommended saw blades for your saw and select the one that
best fits your needs (Page 5).
BODY AND HAND POSITION (FIG. 13A)
Proper positioning of your body and hands when operating
the miter saw will make cutting easier, more accurate and
safer. Never place hands near cutting area. Place hands
no closer than 6" (152.4 mm) from the blade. Hold the
workpiece tightly to the table and the fence when cutting.
Keep hands in position until the trigger has been released
and the blade has completely stopped. ALWAYS MAKE
DRY RUNS (UNPOWERED) BEFORE FINISH CUTS SO
THAT YOU CAN CHECK THE PATH OF THE BLADE.
DO NOT CROSS HANDS, AS SHOWN IN FIGURE 13B.
Keep both feet firmly on the floor and maintain proper
balance. As you move the miter arm left and right, follow
it and stand slightly to the side of the saw blade. Sight
through the guard louvers when following a pencil line.
CLAMPING THE WORKPIECE
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury, turn off the tool and disconnect it from the power
source before attempting to move it, change accessories
or make any adjustments accept as written in laser adjustment instructions.
WARNING: A workpiece that is clamped, balanced and
secure before a cut may become unbalanced after a cut
is completed. An unbalanced load may tip the saw or anything the saw is attached to, such as a table or workbench.
When making a cut that may become unbalanced, properly support the workpiece and ensure the saw is firmly
bolted to a stable surface. Personal injury may occur.
WARNING: The clamp foot must remain clamped above
the base of the saw whenever the clamp is used. Always
clamp the workpiece to the base of the saw–not to any
other part of the work area. Ensure the clamp foot is not
clamped on the edge of the base of the saw.
If you cannot secure the workpiece on the table and
against the fence by hand, (irregular shape, etc.) or your
hand would be less than 6" (152.4 mm) from the blade, a
clamp or other fixture must be used.
For best results use the DW7082 clamp made for use with
your saw. Another type of clamp may be supplied with
your DW717. To purchase the DW7082 contact your local
retailer or DEWALT service center.
Other aids such as spring clamps, bar clamps or C-clamps
may be appropriate for certain sizes and shapes of material. Use care in selecting and placing these clamps. Take
time to make a dry run before making the cut. The left or
right fence will slide from side to side to aid in clamping.
FIG. 14
FIG. 15
A
B
FIG. 16
ANGLE “A”
TO INSTALL CLAMP
1. Insert it into the hole behind the fence. The clamp
should be facing toward the back of the miter saw. The
groove on the clamp rod should be fully inserted into
the base. Ensure this groove is fully inserted into the
base of the miter saw.
If the groove is visible, the clamp will not be secure.
2. Rotate the clamp 180º toward the front of the miter
saw.
3. Loosen the knob to adjust the clamp up or down, then
use the fine adjust knob to firmly clamp the workpiece.
NOTE: Place the clamp on the opposite side of the
base when beveling. ALWAYS MAKE DRY RUNS
(UNPOWERED) BEFORE FINISH CUTS TO CHECK THE
PATH OF THE BLADE. ENSURE THE CLAMP DOES
NOT INTERFERE WITH THE ACTION OF THE SAW OR
GUARDS.
WARNING: A workpiece that is clamped, balanced and
secure before a cut may become unbalanced after a cut
is completed. An unbalanced load may tip the saw or
anything the saw is attached to, such as a table or workbench. When making a cut that may become unbalanced,
properly support the workpiece and ensure the saw is
firmly bolted to a stable surface.
WARNING: The clamp foot must remain clamped above
the base of the saw whenever the clamp is used. Always
clamp the workpiece to the base of the saw–not to any
other part of the work area. Ensure the clamp foot is not
clamped on the edge of the base of the saw.
SUPPORT FOR LONG PIECES
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury,
turn off the tool and disconnect it from the power source
before attempting to move it, change accessories or make
any adjustments accept as written in laser adjustment
instructions.
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ALWAYS SUPPORT LONG PIECES.
Never use another person as a substitute for a table
extension; as additional support for a workpiece that is longer or wider than the basic miter saw table or to help feed,
support or pull the workpiece.
For best results, use the DW7080 extension work support
to extend the table width of your saw. Available from your
dealer at extra cost. Support long workpieces using any
convenient means such as sawhorses or similar devices
to keep the ends from dropping.
CUTTING PICTURE FRAMES, SHADOW BOXES AND
OTHER FOUR-SIDED PROJECTS
To best understand how to make the items listed here,
we suggest that you try a few simple projects using scrap
wood until you develop a “FEEL” for your saw.
Your saw is the perfect tool for mitering corners like the one
shown in Figure 14. Sketch A in Figure 15 shows a joint
made by using the bevel adjustment to bevel the edges of
the two boards at 45º each to produce a 90º corner. For
this joint the miter arm was locked in the zero position and
the bevel adjustment was locked at 45º. The wood was
positioned with the broad flat side against the table and
the narrow edge against the fence. The cut could also
be made by mitering right and left with the broad surface
against the fence.
CUTTING TRIM MOLDING AND OTHER FRAMES
Sketch B in Figure 14 shows a joint made by setting the
miter arm at 45º to miter the two boards to form a 90º
corner. To make this type of joint, set the bevel adjustment
to zero and the miter arm to 45º. Once again, position the
wood with the broad flat side on the table and the narrow
edge against the fence.
The two sketches in Figure 15 are for four side objects
only.
As the number of sides changes, so do the miter and
bevel angles. The chart below gives the proper angles for
a variety of shapes.
(The chart assumes that all sides are of equal length.) For
a shape that is not shown in the chart, use the following
formula. 180º divided by the number of sides equals the
miter (if the material is cut vertically) or bevel angle (if the
material is cut laying flat).
NO. SIDES
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
- EXAMPLES ANGLE MITER OR BEVEL
45°
36°
30°
25.7°
22.5°
20°
18°
CUTTING BASE MOLDING
ALWAYS MAKE A DRY RUN WITHOUT POWER
BEFORE MAKING ANY CUTS.
Straight 90º cuts:
Position the wood against the fence and hold it in
place as shown in Figure 11. Turn on the saw, allow
the blade to reach full speed and lower the arm
smoothly through the cut.
CUTTING BASE MOLDING UP TO 4.75" (121 mm) HIGH
VERTICALLY AGAINST THE FENCE
Position material as shown in Figure 11.
All cuts made with the back of the molding against the
fence and bottom of the molding against the base.
INSIDE CORNER:
Left side
1. Miter left 45°
2. Save left side of cut
Right side
1. Miter Right 45°
2. Save right side of cut
OUTSIDE CORNER:
Left side
1. Miter right at 45°
2. Save left side of cut
FIG. 17
FIG. 19
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CUTTING COMPOUND MITERS
A compound miter is a cut made using a miter angle and a
bevel angle at the same time. This is the type of cut used
to make frames or boxes with slanting sides like the one
shown in Figure 16.
NOTE: If the cutting angle varies from cut to cut, check
that the bevel clamp knob and the miter lock knob are
securely tightened. These knobs must be tightened after
making any changes in bevel or miter.
The chart shown on Page 16 will assist you in selecting
the proper bevel and miter settings for common compound
miter cuts. To use the chart, select the desired angle “A”
(Figure 16) of your project and locate that angle on the
appropriate arc in the chart. From that point follow the
chart straight down to find the correct bevel angle and
straight across to find the correct miter angle.
Set your saw to the prescribed angles and make a few trial
cuts. Practice fitting the cut pieces together until you develop a feel for this procedure and feel comfortable with it.
Example: To make a 4 sided box with 26º exterior angles
(Angle A, Figure 15), use the upper right arc. Find 26°
on the arc scale. Follow the horizontal intersecting line
to either side to get miter angle setting on saw (42°).
Likewise, follow the vertical intersecting line to the top or
bottom to get the bevel angle setting on the saw (18°).
Always try cuts on a few scrap pieces of wood to verify
settings on saw.
FENCE
TABLE
BLADE
CROWN MOLDING FLAT ON TABLE
AND AGAINST FENCE
FENCE
FIG. 18
BOTTOM SIDE
OF MOLDING
TOP SIDE
OF MOLDING
RIGHT
FIG. 20
DW 7084 CROWN
MOLDING FENCE
TABLE
FENCE
BLADE
CROWN MOLDING BETWEEN FENCE AND TABLE
WRONG
Right side
1. Miter left at 45°
2. Save right side of cut
Material up to 6.5" (159 mm) can be cut as described
above.
CUTTING CROWN MOLDING
Your miter saw is better suited to the task of cutting
crown molding than any other type tool made. In order to
fit properly, crown molding must be compound mitered
with extreme accuracy.
The two flat surfaces on a given piece of crown molding
are at angles that, when added together, equal exactly
90º. Most, but not all, crown molding has a top rear angle
(the section that fits flat against the ceiling) of 52º and a
bottom rear angle (the part that fits flat against the wall)
of 38º.
Your miter saw has special pre-set miter latch points at
31.62º left and right for cutting crown molding at the proper
angle and bevel stop pawls at 33.85º left and right. There
is also a mark on the Bevel scale at 33.85º.
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FENCE
The chart below gives the proper settings for cutting
crown molding. (The numbers for the miter and bevel
settings are very precise and are not easy to accurately
set on your saw.) Since most rooms do not have angles
of precisely 90º, you will have to fine tune your settings
anyway.
PRETESTING WITH SCRAP MATERIAL
IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CUTTING CROWN
MOLDING
LAYING FLAT AND USING THE COMPOUND FEATURES
1. Molding laying with broad back surface down flat on
saw table (Figure 17).
2. The settings below are for All Standard (U.S.) crown
molding with 52° and 38° angles.
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BEVEL SETTING
33.85° Left
33.85° Right
33.85° Right
33.85° Left
TYPE OF CUT
LEFT SIDE, INSIDE CORNER:
1. Top of molding against fence
2. Miter table set right 31.62°
3. Save left end of cut
RIGHT SIDE, INSIDE CORNER:
1. Top of molding against fence.
2. Miter table set at left 31.62°
3. Save right end of cut
LEFT SIDE, OUTSIDE CORNER:
1. Top of molding against fence.
2. Miter table set at left 31.62°
3. Save left end of cut
RIGHT SIDE, OUTSIDE
CORNER:
1. Top of molding against fence
2. Miter table set right 31.62°
3. Save right end of cut
FIG. 21
RIGHT
Special Cuts
NEVER MAKE ANY CUT UNLESS THE MATERIAL
IS SECURED ON THE TABLE AND AGAINST THE
FENCE.
FIG. 22
When setting bevel and miter angles for all compound
miters, remember that:
The angles presented for crown moldings are very
precise and difficult to set exactly. Since they can
easily shift slightly and very few rooms have exactly
square corners, all settings should be tested on scrap
molding.
PRETESTING WITH SCRAP MATERIAL IS
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!
ALTERNATIVE METHOD FOR CUTTING
CROWN MOLDING
Place the molding on the table at an angle between the
fence and the saw table, as shown in Figure 18. Use of
the crown molding fence accessory (DW7084) is highly
recommended because of its degree of accuracy and
convenience. The crown molding fence accessory is available for purchase from your local dealer.
The advantage to cutting crown molding using this method
is that no bevel cut is required. Minute changes in the miter
angle can be made without affecting the bevel angle. This
way, when corners other than 90º are encountered, the
saw can be quickly and easily adjusted for them. Use the
crown molding fence accessory to maintain the angle at
which the molding will be on the wall.
INSIDE CORNER:
Left side
1. Miter right at 45°
2. Save the right side of cut
Right side
1. Miter left at 45°
2. Save left side of cut
OUTSIDE CORNER:
Left side
1. Miter left at 45°
2. Save right side of cut
Right side
1. Miter right at 45°
2. Save left side of cut
WRONG
FIG. 23
ALUMINUM CUTTING
ALWAYS USE THE APPROPRIATE SAW BLADE MADE
ESPECIALLY FOR CUTTING ALUMINUM. These are
available at your local DEWALT retailer or DEWALT service center. Certain workpieces, due to their size, shape
or surface finish, may require the use of a clamp or fixture
to prevent movement during the cut. Position the material
so that you will be cutting the thinnest cross section, as
shown in Figure 19. Figure 20 illustrates the wrong way
to cut these extrusions. Use a stick wax cutting lubricant
when cutting aluminum. Apply the stick wax cutting lubricant directly to the saw blade before cutting. Never apply
stick wax to a moving blade.
The wax, available at most hardware stores and industrial
mill supply houses, provides proper lubrication and keeps
chips from adhering to the blade.
Be sure to properly secure workpiece. Refer to Page 5 for
correct saw blade.
BOWED MATERIAL
When cutting bowed material always position it as shown
in Figure 21 and never like that shown in Figure 22.
Positioning the material incorrectly will cause it to pinch the
blade near the completion of the cut.
CUTTING PLASTIC PIPE OR OTHER
ROUND MATERIAL
Plastic pipe can be easily cut with your saw. It should be
cut just like wood and CLAMPED OR HELD FIRMLY
TO THE FENCE TO KEEP IT FROM ROLLING. This is
extremely important when making angle cuts.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CUTTING CROWN MOLDING
ANGLED BETWEEN THE FENCE AND BASE OF THE
SAW FOR ALL CUTS:
1. Angle the molding so the bottom of the molding (part
which goes against the wall when installed) is against
the fence and the top of the molding is resting on the
base of the saw, as shown in Figure 18.
2. The angled “flats” on the back of the molding must rest
squarely on the fence and base of the saw.
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SPECIAL SET-UP FOR WIDE CROSSCUTS
Your saw can cut very wide [up to 15.4 inch (391 mm)]
workpieces when a special set up is used. To set the saw
up for these workpieces, follow these steps:
1. Remove both left and right sliding fences from the saw
and set aside. To remove them, unscrew the fence
knobs several turns and slide each fence outward.
Adjust and lock the miter control so that it is at 0
degrees miter.
2. Remove backfence screws from right rear foot and
install them into the right hand fence screw holes
(FIG 25).
WARNING: Do not cut material using the special setup
without properly installing the backfence screws, otherwise the material will not be supported properly and may
cause loss of control and possible injury.
3. Make a platform using a piece of 1.5 inch (38 mm)
thick particleboard or similar flat strong 1.5 inch thick
wood to the dimensions: 14.5" x 26" (368 x 660 mm).
The platform must be flat otherwise the material could
move during cutting and cause injury.
4. Mount the 14.5" x 26" platform to the saw using
4 three-inch long wood screws through the holes in
the base fence (Fig. 24). Four screws must be used to
properly secure the material. When the special set up
is used, the platform will be cut into two pieces. Ensure
the screws are tightened properly otherwise material
could loosen and cause injury. Ensure the platform is
firmly flat on the table, against the fence, and centered
evenly from left to right.
WARNING: Ensure the saw is mounted firmly to a
stable flat surface. Failure to do so could cause the saw
to be unstable and fall causing personal injury.
5. Place the workpiece to be cut on top of the platform
mounted to the table. Ensure the workpiece is firmly
against the backfence screws (Fig. 25).
6. Secure the material before cutting. Cut slowly through
the material using a out-down-and-back motion.
Failure to clamp securely or cut slowly could result in
the material coming loose and causing injury.
After several cuts are made at various miter angles other
than 0º, the platform may weaken and not properly support
the work. Install a new, unused platform to the saw after
presetting the desired miter angle.
FIG. 24
CAUTION: Continued use of a platform with several kerfs may cause loss of material control and possible
injury.
Removing and Replacing Belt
The belt is designed to last the life of the tool. However,
abuse of the tool could cause the belt to fail.
If the blade does not turn when the motor is running, the belt
has failed. To inspect or replace the belt, remove the belt
cover screws. Remove the belt cover. Inspect the ribs of the
belt for wear or failure. Check belt tension by squeezing the
belt as shown in Figure 26. The belt halves should almost
touch when squeezing firmly with the thumb and index
finger. To adjust the tension, loosen, but do not remove,
the four Phillips head screws shown. Then rotate the set
screw on the top of the motor plate casting until the proper
tension is achieved. Tighten the four screws securely and
replace the belt cover.
NOTE: Over tightening the belt will cause premature motor
failure.
SCREWS
(two each side)
FIG. 25
Maintenance
BACK FENCE SCREWS
BACK FENCE
SCREWS
SHOWN
STORED
FIG. 26
SCREWS
SET SCREW
DO NOT use lubricants or cleaners (particularly spray or
aerosol) in the vicinity of the plastic guard. The polycarbonate material used in the guard is subject to attack by certain
chemicals.
1. All bearings are sealed. They are lubricated for life and
need no further maintenance.
2. Periodically clean all dust and wood chips from around
AND UNDER the base and the rotary table. Even
though slots are provided to allow debris to pass
through, some dust will accumulate.
3. The brushes are designed to give you several years
of use. If they ever need replacement follow the
instructions on Page 9 or return the tool to the nearest
service center for repair. Service center locations are
packed with your tool.
Service Information
Please have the following information available for all
service calls:
Model Number ____________ Serial Number ___________
Date and Place of Purchase ______________________
Repairs
To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs,
maintenance and adjustment should be performed by a
DEWALT factory service center, a DEWALT authorized
service center or other qualified service personnel. Always
use identical replacement parts.
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CUTTING LARGE MATERIAL
Occasionally you will encounter a piece of wood a little too
large to fit beneath the blade guard. If this occurs, simply
place your right thumb on the upper side of the guard and
roll the guard up just enough to clear the workpiece, as
shown in Figure 23. Avoid doing this as much as possible,
but if need be, the saw will operate properly and make the
bigger cut. NEVER TIE, TAPE, OR OTHERWISE HOLD
THE GUARD OPEN WHEN OPERATING THIS SAW.
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Patent Notification
Troubleshooting Guide
Manufactured under one or more of the following U.S.
patents:
6,823,765
6,101,914
5,907,987
5,375,495
6,810,780
6,035,754
5,862,734
5,285,708
6,520,059,
6,032,563
5,582,089
5,199,343
BE SURE TO FOLLOW SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS
TROUBLE!
WHAT’S WRONG?
WHAT TO DO
SAW WILL NOT START
1. Saw not plugged in
1. Plug in saw
2. Fuse blown or circuit breaker
tripped
2. Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker
3. Cord damaged
3. Have cord replaced by authorized service center
4. Brushes worn out
4. Have brushes replaced by authorized
service center or replace them yourself
as instructed on Page 9.
1. Dull blade
1. Replace blade, see Page 6.
Other patents may be pending.
SAW MAKES
UNSATISFACTORY CUTS
BLADE DOES NOT COME UP
TO SPEED
MACHINE VIBRATES
EXCESSIVELY
DOES NOT MAKE ACCURATE
MITER CUTS
MATERIAL PINCHES BLADE
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2. Blade mounted backwards
2. Turn blade around, see Page 6.
3. Gum or pitch on blade
3. Remove blade and clean with turpentine and coarse steel wool or household oven cleaner
4. Incorrect blade for work being done
4. Change the blade type, see pages 6.
1. Extension cord too light or too long
1. Replace with adequate size cord, see
Page 2.
2. Low house current
2. Contact your electric company
1. Saw not mounted securely to stand
or work bench
1. Tighten all mounting hardware, see
Page 6.
2. Stand or bench on uneven floor
2. Reposition on flat level surface, see
Page 6.
3. Damaged saw blade
3. Replace blade, see Page 6.
1. Miter scale not adjusted correctly
1. Check and adjust, see Page 7.
2. Blade is not square to fence
2. Check and adjust, see Page 8.
3. Blade is not perpendicular to table
3. Check and adjust fence, see Page 8.
4. Workpiece moving
4. Clamp workpiece securely to fence or
glue 120 grit sandpaper to fence with
rubber cement.
1. Cutting bowed material
1. Position bowed material as shown on
Page 13.
TABLE 1 COMPOUND MITER CUT (Position wood with broad flat side on the table and the narrow edge against the fence.)
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10
20
30
40
E
AR
U
SQ
10
20
60
30
6ED
D
SI
40
BO
X
10
20
50
30
70
D
DE
SI
8-
SET THIS MITER ANGLE ON SAW
X
BO
50
40
X
BO
60
50
60
70
80
70
80
80
SET THIS BEVEL ANGLE ON SAW
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