DCS575 | DeWalt DCS575 CORDLESS CIRCULAR SAW Type 2 instruction manual

DCS575
DCS576
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190 mm (7-1/2") / 184 mm (7-1/4") 54V CORDLESS
CIRCULAR SAW
DCS575, DCS576, DCS575-XE, DCS576-XE
Congratulations!
You have chosen a DeWALT tool. Years of experience, thorough product development and innovation make
DeWALT one of the most reliable partners for professional power tool users.
Technical Data
Voltage
Type
Battery type
No-load speed
Blade diameter
Maximum depth of cut
Blade bore
Bevel angle adjustment
Weight (without battery pack)
VDC
min-1
mm
mm
mm
kg
DCS575
54
2
Li-Ion
5800
190
67
30
57
3.6
DCS575-XE
54
2
Li-Ion
5800
184
64
20
57
3.6
DCS576
54
2
Li-Ion
5800
190
61
30
57
3.7
DCS576-XE
54
2
Li-Ion
5800
184
58
20
57
3.7
Noise values and vibration values (triax vector sum) according to EN60745-2-5:
LPA (emission sound pressure level)
dB(A)
94
–
94
–
LWA(sound power level)
dB(A)
105
–
105
–
K (uncertainty for the given sound level)
dB(A)
3
–
3
–
Vibration emission value ah,W =
Uncertainty K =
m/s2
m/s2
<2.5
1.5
–
–
<2.5
1.5
–
–
The vibration emission level given in this information
sheet has been measured in accordance with a
standardised test given in EN60745 and may be
used to compare one tool with another. It may be
used for a preliminary assessment of exposure.
WARNING: The declared vibration
emission level represents the main
applications of the tool. However if the
tool is used for different applications,
with different accessories or poorly
maintained, the vibration emission may
differ. This may significantly increase the
exposure level over the total working
period.
An estimation of the level of exposure to
vibration should also take into account
the times when the tool is switched off or
when it is running but not actually doing
the job. This may significantly reduce
the exposure level over the total working
period.
Identify additional safety measures to
protect the operator from the effects of
vibration such as: maintain the tool and
the accessories, keep the hands warm,
organisation of work patterns.
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Batteries
Cat #
VDC
Ah
DCB546
DCB547
DCB181
DCB182
DCB183/B
DCB184/B
DCB185
DCB187
18/54
18/54
18
18
18
18
18
18
6.0/2.0
9.0/3.0
1.5
4.0
2.0
5.0
1.3
3.0
Chargers/Charge Times (Minutes)
Weight (kg) DCB107
1.05
1.25
0.35
0.61
0.40
0.62
0.35
0.48
270
420
70
185
90
240
60
140
Definitions: Safety Guidelines
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.
NOTICE: Indicates a practice not
related to personal injury which, if
not avoided, may result in property
damage.
Denotes risk of electric shock.
Denotes risk of fire.
EC-Declaration of Conformity
MACHINERY DIRECTIVE
CORDLESS CIRCULAR SAW
DCS575, DCS576
DeWALT declares that these products described
under Technical Data are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN60745-1:2009+A11:2010,
EN60745-2-5:2010.
These products also comply with Directive 2014/30/
EU and 2011/65/EU. For more information, please
contact DeWALT at the following address or refer to
the back of the manual.
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DCB113
DCB115
DCB118
DCB132
DCB119
140
220
35
100
50
120
30
70
90
140
22
60
30
75
22
45
60
85
22
60
30
75
22
45
90
140
22
60
30
75
22
45
X
X
45
120
60
150
X
90
The undersigned is responsible for compilation of
the technical file and makes this declaration on
behalf of DeWALT.
Markus Rompel
Director Engineering
DeWALT, Richard-Klinger-Straße 11,
D-65510, Idstein, Germany
01.02.2018
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury,
read the instruction manual.
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
WARNING: Read all safety
warnings, instructions, illustrations
and specifications provided with
this power tool. Failure to follow all
instructions listed below may result in
electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
SAVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to
your mains-operated (corded) power tool or
battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
1) WORK AREA SAFETY
a) Keep work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
b) Do not operate power tools in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power
tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
or fumes.
c) Keep children and bystanders away
while operating a power tool. Distractions
can cause you to lose control.
2) ELECTRICAL SAFETY
a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet.
Never modify the plug in any way. Do
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b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
not use any adapter plugs with earthed
(grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs
and matching outlets will reduce risk of
electric shock.
Avoid body contact with earthed or
grounded surfaces such as pipes,
radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There
is an increased risk of electric shock if your
body is earthed or grounded.
Do not expose power tools to rain or wet
conditions. Water entering a power tool will
increase the risk of electric shock.
Do not abuse the cord. Never use the
cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging
the power tool. Keep cord away from
heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts.
Damaged or entangled cords increase the
risk of electric shock.
When operating a power tool outdoors,
use an extension cord suitable for
outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for
outdoor use reduces the risk of electric
shock.
If operating a power tool in a damp
location is unavoidable, use a residual
current device (RCD) protected supply.
Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric
shock.
3) PERSONAL SAFETY
a) Stay alert, watch what you are
doing and use common sense when
operating a power tool. Do not use
a power tool while you are tired or
under the influence of drugs, alcohol or
medication. A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in serious
personal injury.
b) Use personal protective equipment.
Always wear eye protection. Protective
equipment such as dust mask, non-skid
safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection
used for appropriate conditions will reduce
personal injuries.
c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure
the switch is in the off position before
connecting to power source and/or
battery pack, picking up or carrying the
tool. Carrying power tools with your finger
on the switch or energising power tools that
have the switch on invites accidents.
d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench
before turning the power tool on. A
wrench or a key left attached to a rotating
part of the power tool may result in personal
injury.
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper
footing and balance at all times. This
enables better control of the power tool in
unexpected situations.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from moving
parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair
can be caught in moving parts.
g) If devices are provided for the
connection of dust extraction and
collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of dust
collection can reduce dust-related hazards.
h) Do not let familiarity gained from
frequent use of tools allow you to
become complacent and ignore tool
safety principles. A careless action can
cause severe injury within a fraction of a
second.
4) POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
a) Do not force the power tool. Use the
correct power tool for your application.
The correct power tool will do the job
better and safer at the rate for which it
was designed.
b) Do not use the power tool if the switch
does not turn it on and off. Any power
tool that cannot be controlled with the switch
is dangerous and must be repaired.
c) Disconnect the plug from the power
source and/or remove the battery pack,
if detachable, from the power tool before
making any adjustments, changing
accessories, or storing power tools. Such
preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the power tool accidentally.
d) Store idle power tools out of the reach
of children and do not allow persons
unfamiliar with the power tool or these
instructions to operate the power tool.
Power tools are dangerous in the hands of
untrained users.
e) Maintain power tools and accessories.
Check for misalignment or binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts and
any other condition that may affect the
power tool’s operation. If damaged, have
the power tool repaired before use. Many
accidents are caused by poorly maintained
power tools.
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean.
Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp
cutting edges are less likely to bind and are
easier to control.
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g) Use the power tool, accessories and
tool bits etc., in accordance with these
instructions taking into account the
working conditions and the work to
be performed. Use of the power tool for
operations different from those intended
could result in a hazardous situation.
h) Keep handles and grasping surfaces
dry, clean and free from oil and grease.
Slippery handles and grasping surfaces do
not allow for safe handling and control of the
tool in unexpected situations.
5) BATTERY TOOL USE AND CARE
a) 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.
b) Use power tools only with specifically
designated battery packs. Use of any
other battery packs may create a risk of
injury and fire.
c) 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.
d) 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.
e) Do not use a battery pack or tool that
is damaged or modified. Damaged or
modified batteries may exhibit unpredicatable
behaviour resulting in fire, explosion or risk of
injury.
f) Do not expose battery pack or tool to
fire or excessive temperature. Exposure
to fire or temperature above 130 ˚C may
cause explosion.
g) Follow all charging instructions and
do not charge the battery pack or tool
outside the temperature range specified
in the instructions. Charging improperly or
at temperatures outside the specified range
may damage the battery and increase the
risk of fire.
6) SERVICE
a) Have your power tool serviced by
a qualified repair person using only
identical replacement parts. This will
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ensure that the safety of the power tool is
maintained.
b) Never service damaged battery packs.
Service of battery packs should only be
performed by the manufacturer or authorised
service providers.
ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
FOR CIRCULAR SAWS
Safety Instructions for All Saws
a) DANGER: Keep hands away from cutting
area and the blade. Keep your second hand
on auxiliary handle, or motor housing. If both
hands are holding the saw, they cannot be cut
by the blade.
b) Do not reach underneath the workpiece. The
guard cannot protect you from the blade below
the workpiece.
c) Adjust the cutting depth to the thickness
of the workpiece. Less than a full tooth of
the blade teeth should be visible below the
workpiece.
d) Never hold piece being cut in your hands
or across your leg while cutting. Secure the
workpiece to a stable platform. It is important
to support the work properly to minimize body
exposure, blade binding, or loss of control.
e) Hold the power tool by insulated gripping
surfaces when performing an operation
where the cutting tool may contact hidden
wiring. Contact with a “live” wire will also make
exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and
could give the operator an electric shock.
f)When ripping always use a rip fence or
straight edge guide. This improves the
accuracy of cut and reduces the chance of
blade binding.
g) Always use blades with correct size and
shape (diamond versus round) of arbour
holes. Blades that do not match the mounting
hardware of the saw will run off-centre, causing
loss of control.
h) Never use damaged or incorrect blade
washers or bolt. The blade washers and
bolt were specially designed for your saw, for
optimum performance and safety of operation.
Causes and Operator Prevention
of Kickback
– Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched,
jammed or misaligned saw blade, causing
an uncontrolled saw to lift up and out of the
workpiece toward the operator;
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– When the blade is pinched or jammed tightly
by the kerf closing down, the blade stalls and
the motor reaction drives the unit rapidly back
toward the operator;
– If the blade becomes twisted or misaligned
in the cut, the teeth at the back edge of the
blade can dig into the top surface of the wood
causing the blade to climb out of the kerf and
jump back toward the operator.
Kickback is the result of saw misuse and/or incorrect
operating procedures or conditions and can be
avoided by taking proper precautions as given below:
a) Maintain a firm grip with both hands on
the saw and position your arms to resist
kickback forces. Position your body to
either side of the blade, but not in line with
the blade. Kickback could cause the saw to
jump backwards, but kickback forces can be
controlled by the operator, if proper precautions
are taken.
b) When blade is binding, or when interrupting
a cut for any reason, release the trigger and
hold the saw motionless in the material until
the blade comes to a complete stop. Never
attempt to remove the saw from the work
or pull the saw backward while the blade is
in motion or kickback may occur. Investigate
and take corrective actions to eliminate the
cause of blade binding.
c) When restarting a saw in the workpiece,
centre the saw blade in the kerf so that the
saw teeth are not engaged into the material.
If saw blade binds, it may walk up or kickback
from the workpiece as the saw is restarted.
d) Support large panels to minimise the risk of
blade pinching and kickback. Large panels
tend to sag under their own weight. Supports
must be placed under the panel on both sides,
near the line of cut and near the edge of the
panel.
e) Do not use dull or damaged blades.
Unsharpened or improperly set blades produce
narrow kerf causing excessive friction, blade
binding and kickback.
f)Blade depth and bevel adjusting locking
levers must be tight and secure before
making cut. If blade adjustment shifts while
cutting, it may cause binding and kickback.
g) Use extra caution when sawing into existing
walls or other blind areas. The protruding
blade may cut objects that can cause kickback.
Safety Instructions for Saws with a
Pendulum Blade Guard
a) Check the lower guard for proper closing
before each use. Do not operate the saw if
the lower guard does not move freely and
close instantly. Never clamp or tie the lower
guard into the open position. If the saw is
accidentally dropped, the lower guard may be
bent. Raise the lower guard with the retracting
handle and make sure it moves freely and does
not touch the blade or any other part, in all
angles and depths of cut.
b) Check the operation of the lower guard
spring. If the guard and the spring are not
operating properly, they must be serviced
before use. Lower guard may operate
sluggishly due to damaged parts, gummy
deposits, or a build-up of debris.
c) The lower guard should be retracted
manually only for special cuts such as
“plunge cuts” and “compound cuts”. Raise
the lower guard by retracting handle and as
soon as blade enters the material, the lower
guard must be released. For all other sawing,
the lower guard should operate automatically.
d) Always observe that the lower guard is
covering the blade before placing the saw
down on bench or floor. An unprotected,
coasting blade will cause the saw to walk
backwards, cutting whatever is in its path. Be
aware of the time it takes for the blade to stop
after switch is released.
Additional Safety Instructions for
Circular Saws
•Wear ear protectors. Exposure to noise can
cause hearing loss.
• Wear a dust mask. Exposure to dust particles
can cause breathing difficulty and possible
injury.
• Do not use blades of larger or smaller
diameter than recommended. For the proper
blade rating refer to the Technical Data.
Use only the blades specified in this manual,
complying with EN 847-1.
• Never use abrasive cut-off wheels.
•Do not use water feed attachments.
•Use clamps or another practical way to
secure and support the workpiece to a
stable platform. Holding the work by hand or
against your body leaves it unstable and may
lead to loss of control.
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Residual Risks
In spite of the application of the relevant safety
regulations and the implementation of safety
devices, certain residual risks cannot be avoided.
These are:
– Impairment of hearing.
– Risk of personal injury due to flying particles.
– Risk of burns due to accessories becoming hot
during operation.
– Risk of personal injury due to prolonged use.
Markings on Tool
The following pictograms are shown on the tool:
Read instruction manual before use.
Wear ear protection.
Wear eye protection.
DATE CODE POSITION (FIG. 1)
The date code (Q), which also includes the year of
manufacture, is printed into the housing.
Example:
2018 XX XX
Year of Manufacture
Important Safety Instructions for All
Battery Chargers
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS: This manual
contains important safety and operating
instructions for compatible battery chargers (refer to
Technical Data).
• Before using charger, read all instructions and
cautionary markings on charger, battery pack,
and product using battery pack.
WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow
any liquid to get inside charger. Electric
shock may result.
WARNING: We recommend the use of
a residual current device with a residual
current rating of 30mA or less.
CAUTION: Burn hazard. To reduce
the risk of injury, charge only DeWALT
rechargeable batteries. Other types of
batteries may burst causing personal
injury and damage.
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CAUTION: Children should be
supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
NOTICE: Under certain conditions,
with the charger plugged into the power
supply, the exposed charging contacts
inside the charger can be shorted by
foreign material. Foreign materials of
a conductive nature such as, but not
limited to, steel wool, aluminum foil or
any buildup of metallic particles should
be kept away from charger cavities.
Always unplug the charger from the
power supply when there is no battery
pack in the cavity. Unplug charger before
attempting to clean
• Longest life and best performance can be
obtained if the battery pack is charged
when the air temperature is between 65 °F
and 75 °F (18° – 24 °C). DO NOT charge the
battery pack in an air temperature below +40 °F
(+4.5 °C), or above +105 °F (+40.5 °C). This is
important and will prevent serious damage to
the battery pack.
• DO NOT attempt to charge the battery
pack with any chargers other than the
ones in this manual. The charger and battery
pack are specifically designed to work together.
• These chargers are not intended for
any uses other than charging DeWALT
rechargeable batteries. Any other uses
may result in risk of fire, electric shock or
electrocution.
• Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
• Pull by plug rather than cord when
disconnecting charger. This will reduce risk
of damage to electric plug and cord.
• Make sure that cord is located so that it
will not be stepped on, tripped over, or
otherwise subjected to damage or stress.
• Do not use an extension cord unless it
is absolutely necessary. Use of improper
extension cord could result in risk of fire,
electric shock, or electrocution.
• Do not place any object on top of charger
or place the charger on a soft surface that
might block the ventilation slots and result
in excessive internal heat. Place the charger
in a position away from any heat source. The
charger is ventilated through slots in the top and
the bottom of the housing.
• Do not operate charger with damaged cord
or plug—have them replaced immediately.
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•Do not operate charger if it has received
a sharp blow, been dropped, or otherwise
damaged in any way. Take it to an authorised
service centre.
• Do not disassemble charger; take it to an
authorised service centre when service or
repair is required. Incorrect reassembly may
result in a risk of electric shock, electrocution or
fire.
• In case of damaged power supply cord the
supply cord must be replaced immediately by
the manufacturer, its service agent or similar
qualified person to prevent any hazard.
• Disconnect the charger from the outlet
before attempting any cleaning. This will
reduce the risk of electric shock. Removing
the battery pack will not reduce this risk.
•NEVER attempt to connect two chargers
together.
• The charger is designed to operate on
standard 230V household electrical power.
Do not attempt to use it on any other
voltage. This does not apply to the vehicular
charger.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Chargers
The DCB118 charger accepts 18V Li-Ion XR and
XR FLEXVOLT™ battery packs (DCB180, DCB181,
DCB182, DCB183, DCB183B, DCB184, DCB184B,
DCB185, DCB546, DCB547).
DeWALT chargers require no adjustment and are
designed to be as easy as possible to operate.
Charging a Battery (Fig. 1)
1.Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet
before inserting battery pack.
2.Insert the battery pack (O) into the charger,
making sure the battery pack is fully seated in
the charger. The red (charging) light will blink
repeatedly indicating that the charging process
has started.
3.The completion of charge will be indicated by
the red light remaining ON continuously. The
battery pack is fully charged and may be used
at this time or left in the charger. To remove the
battery pack from the charger, push the battery
release button (P) on the battery pack.
NOTE: To ensure maximum performance and life of
lithium-ion battery packs, charge the battery pack
fully before first use.
Charger Operation
Refer to the indicators below for the charge status
of the battery pack.
Charge Indicators: DCB107, DCB112, DCB113, DCB115, DCB118
Charging
Fully Charged
Hot/Cold Pack Delay*
*DCB107, DCB112, DCB113, DCB115, DCB118:
The red light will continue to blink, but a yellow
indicator light will be illuminated during this
operation. Once the battery pack has reached
an appropriate temperature, the yellow light will
turn off and the charger will resume the charging
procedure.
The compatible charger(s) will not charge a faulty
battery pack. The charger will indicate faulty battery
by refusing to light or by displaying problem pack or
charger blink pattern.
NOTE: This could also mean a problem with a
charger.
If the charger indicates a problem, take the charger
and battery pack to be tested at an authorised
service centre.
HOT/COLD PACK DELAY
When the charger detects a battery pack that is too
hot or too cold, it automatically starts a Hot/Cold
Pack Delay, suspending charging until the battery
pack has reached an appropriate temperature. The
charger then automatically switches to the pack
charging mode. This feature ensures maximum
battery pack life.
A cold battery pack will charge at a slower rate than
a warm battery pack. The battery pack will charge
at that slower rate throughout the entire charging
cycle and will not return to maximum charge rate
even if the battery pack warms.
The DCB118 charger is equipped with an internal
fan designed to cool the battery pack. The fan will
turn on automatically when the battery pack needs
to be cooled. Never operate the charger if the fan
does not operate properly or if ventilation slots are
blocked. Do not permit foreign objects to enter the
interior of the charger.
LITHIUM-ION BATTERY PACKS ONLY
XR Li-Ion tools are designed with an Electronic
Protection System that will protect the battery pack
against overloading, overheating or deep discharge.
The tool will automatically turn off if the Electronic
Protection System engages. If this occurs, place the
lithium-ion battery pack on the charger until it is fully
charged.
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Wall Mounting
DCB107, DCB112, DCB113, DCB115, DCB118
These chargers are designed to be wall mountable
or to sit upright on a table or work surface. If wall
mounting, locate the charger within reach of an
electrical outlet, and away from a corner or other
obstructions which may impede air flow. Use the
back of the charger as a template for the location
of the mounting screws on the wall. Mount the
charger securely using drywall screws (purchased
separately) at least 25.4 mm long with a screw
head diameter of 7–9 mm, screwed into wood to an
optimal depth leaving approximately 5,5 mm of the
screw exposed. Align the slots on the back of the
charger with the exposed screws and fully engage
them in the slots.
as outside sheds or metal buildings in
summer).
WARNING: Never attempt to open the
battery pack for any reason. If battery
pack case is cracked or damaged,
do not insert into charger. Do not
crush, drop or damage battery pack.
Do not use a battery pack or charger
that has received a sharp blow, been
dropped, run over or damaged in any
way (i.e., pierced with a nail, hit with a
hammer, stepped on). Electric shock
or electrocution may result. Damaged
battery packs should be returned to
service centre for recycling.
WARNING: Fire hazard. Do not store
or carry the battery pack so that
metal objects can contact exposed
battery terminals. For example, do
not place the battery pack in aprons,
pockets, tool boxes, product kit boxes,
drawers, etc., with loose nails, screws,
keys, etc.
CAUTION: When not in use, place
tool on its side on a stable surface
where it will not cause a tripping or
falling hazard. Some tools with large
battery packs will stand upright on the
battery pack but may be easily knocked
over.
Charger Cleaning Instructions
WARNING: Shock hazard.
Disconnect the charger from the
AC outlet before cleaning. Dirt and
grease may be removed from the exterior
of the charger using a cloth or soft nonmetallic brush. Do not use water or any
cleaning solutions. Never let any liquid
get inside the tool; never immerse any
part of the tool into a liquid.
Important Safety Instructions for All
Battery Packs
When ordering replacement battery packs, be sure
to include catalog number and voltage.
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR LITHIUM-ION
(LI-ION)
The battery pack is not fully charged out of the
carton. Before using the battery pack and charger,
read the safety instructions below. Then follow
charging procedures outlined.
• Do not incinerate the battery pack even
if it is severely damaged or is completely
worn out. The battery pack can explode in
a fire. Toxic fumes and materials are created
when lithium-ion battery packs are burned.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
• Do not charge or use battery in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Inserting
or removing the battery from the charger may
ignite the dust or fumes.
• Never force battery pack into charger. Do
not modify battery pack in any way to fit
into a non-compatible charger as battery
pack may rupture causing serious personal
injury.
• Charge the battery packs only in DeWALT
chargers.
• DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other
liquids.
• Do not store or use the tool and battery
pack in locations where the temperature
may reach or exceed 40 ˚C (104 ˚F) (such
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• If battery contents come into contact with
the skin, immediately wash area with mild
soap and water. If battery liquid gets into the
eye, rinse water over the open eye for
15 minutes or until irritation ceases. If medical
attention is needed, the battery electrolyte
is composed of a mixture of liquid organic
carbonates and lithium salts.
• Contents of opened battery cells may
cause respiratory irritation. Provide fresh air.
If symptoms persists, seek medical attention.
WARNING: Burn hazard. Battery liquid
may be flammable if exposed to spark or
flame.
Transportation
WARNING: Fire hazard. Transporting
batteries can possibly cause fire if the
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battery terminals inadvertently come in
contact with conductive materials. When
transporting batteries, make sure that
the battery terminals are protected and
well insulated from materials that could
contact them and cause a short circuit.
DeWALT batteries comply with all applicable
shipping regulations as prescribed by industry
and legal standards which include UN
Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous
Goods; International Air Transport Association
(IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations, International
Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Regulations,
and the European Agreement Concerning The
International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
(ADR). Lithium-ion cells and batteries have been
tested to section 38.3 of the UN Recommendations
on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Manual of
Tests and Criteria.
In most instances, shipping a DeWALT battery pack
will be excepted from being classified as a fully
regulated Class 9 Hazardous Material. In general,
only shipments containing a lithium-ion battery
with an energy rating greater than 100 Watt Hours
(Wh) will require being shipped as fully regulated
Class 9. All lithium-ion batteries have the Watt
Hour rating marked on the pack. Furthermore,
due to regulation complexities, DeWALT does not
recommend air shipping lithium-ion battery packs
alone regardless of Watt Hour rating. Shipments of
tools with batteries (combo kits) can be air shipped
as excepted if the Watt Hour rating of the battery
pack is no greater than 100 Whr.
Regardless of whether a shipment is considered
excepted or fully regulated, it is the shipper's
responsibility to consult the latest regulations for
packaging, labeling/marking and documentation
requirements.
The information provided in this section of the
manual is provided in good faith and believed to be
accurate at the time the document was created.
However, no warranty, expressed or implied, is
given. It is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure that its
activities comply with the applicable regulations.
TRANSPORTING THE FLEXVOLT™ BATTERY
The DeWALT FLEXVOLT™ battery has two modes:
Use and Transport.
Use Mode: When the FLEXVOLT™ battery stands
alone or is in a DeWALT 18V product, it will operate
as an 18V battery. When the FLEXVOLT™ battery
is in a 54V or a 108V (two 54V batteries) product, it
will operate as a 54V battery.
Transport Mode: When the cap is attached to
the FLEXVOLT™ battery, the battery is in transport
mode. Keep the cap for shipping.
When in Transport mode,
strings of cells are
electrically disconnected
within the pack resulting
in 3 batteries with a lower Watt hour (Wh) rating as
compared to 1 battery with a higher Watt hour
rating. This increased quantity of 3 batteries with the
lower Watt hour rating can exempt the pack from
certain shipping regulations that are imposed upon
the higher Watt hour batteries.
EXAMPLE OF USE AND
Transport Wh rating
indicates 3 x 36 Wh, TRANSPORT LABEL MARKING
meaning 3 batteries
of 36 Wh each. The
Use Wh rating might
indicate 108 Wh (1 battery implied).
Battery Pack
BATTERY TYPE
The DCS575 and DCS576 operate on a 54V
battery pack.
These battery packs may be used: DCB546,
DCB547. Refer to Technical Data for
more information.
Storage Recommendations
1.The best storage place is one that is cool and
dry away from direct sunlight and excess heat
or cold. For optimum battery performance and
life, store battery packs at room temperature
when not in use.
2.For long storage, it is recommended to store a
fully charged battery pack in a cool, dry place
out of the charger for optimal results.
NOTE: Battery packs should not be stored
completely depleted of charge. The battery pack will
need to be recharged before use.
Labels on Charger and Battery Pack
In addition to the pictographs used in this manual,
the labels on the charger and the battery pack may
show the following pictographs:
Read instruction manual before use.
See Technical Data for charging time.
Do not probe with conductive objects.
Do not charge damaged battery packs.
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Do not expose to water.
Have defective cords replaced
immediately.
Charge only between 4 ˚C and 40 ˚C.
Only for indoor use.
Discard the battery pack with due care
for the environment.
Charge DeWALT battery packs only with
designated DeWALT chargers. Charging
battery packs other than the designated
DeWALT batteries with a DeWALT
charger may make them burst or lead to
other dangerous situations.
Do not incinerate the battery pack.
Use: Use without transportation cap, Wh
rating indicates 108 Wh (1 battery with
108 Wh).
Transport: Transport with built-in transport
cap, Wh rating indicates 3 x 36 Wh
(3 batteries of 36 Wh).
Package Contents
The package contains:
1 Circular saw
1 Circular saw blade
1 Blade wrench
1 Parallel fence
1 Dust extraction port
1 Charger (T models only)
1 Li-Ion battery pack (T1 model)
2 Li-Ion battery packs (T2 model)
3 Li-Ion battery packs (T3 model)
1 Instruction manual
• Check for damage to the tool, parts or
accessories which may have occurred
during transport.
• Take the time to thoroughly read and
understand this manual prior to operation.
Description (Fig. 1)
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WARNING: Never modify the power
tool or any part of it. Damage or personal
injury could result.
A. Trigger switch
B. Trigger switch lock-off button
C. Main handle
D. Blade lock
E. End cap
F. Auxiliary handle
G. Bevel adjustment lever
H. Bevel angle adjustment mechanism
I. LED worklight
J. Base plate
K. Lower blade guard
L. Blade clamping screw
M. Lower guard lever
N. Upper blade guard
O. Battery pack
P. Battery release button
Q. Date code
R. Rail adjuster (0° cutting)
S. Rail adjuster (1-45° bevel cutting)
T.Fuel gauge button (on battery pack)
INTENDED USE
These heavy-duty circular saws are designed for
professional wood cutting applications. Do not cut
metal, plastic, concrete, masonry or fiber cement
materials. DO NOT use water feed attachments
with this saw. DO NOT use abrasive wheels or
blades. DO NOT use under wet conditions or in the
presence of flammable liquids or gases.
These heavy-duty saws are professional power
tools.
DO NOT let children come into contact with the
tool. Supervision is required when inexperienced
operators use this tool.
•Young children and the infirm. This appliance
is not intended for use by young children or
infirm persons without supervision.
• This product is not intended for use by persons
(including children) suffering from diminished
physical, sensory or mental abilities; lack of
experience, knowledge or skills unless they are
supervised by a person responsible for their
safety. Children should never be left alone with
this product.
Electrical Safety
The electric motor has been designed for one
voltage only. Always check that the battery pack
voltage corresponds to the voltage on the rating
plate. Also make sure that the voltage of your
charger corresponds to that of your mains.
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Your DeWALT charger is double insulated
in accordance with EN60335; therefore
no earth wire is required.
TO REMOVE THE BATTERY PACK FROM THE TOOL
1.Press the release button (P) and firmly pull the
battery pack out of the tool handle.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced
by a specially prepared cord available through the
DeWALT service organisation.
2.Insert battery pack into the charger as
described in the charger section of this manual.
Mains Plug Replacement
(U.K. & Ireland Only)
Some DeWALT battery packs include a fuel gauge
which consists of three green LED lights that
indicate the level of charge remaining in the battery
pack.
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
• Safely dispose of the old plug.
• Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in
the plug.
• Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
WARNING: No connection is to be
made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good
quality plugs. Recommended fuse: 3 A.
Using an Extension Cable
An extension cord should not be used unless
absolutely necessary. Use an approved extension
cable suitable for the power input of your charger
(see Technical Data). The minimum conductor size
is 1 mm2; the maximum length is 30 m.
When using a cable reel, always unwind the cable
completely.
ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of
serious personal injury, turn tool
off and disconnect battery pack
before making any adjustments or
removing/installing attachments or
accessories. An accidental start-up can
cause injury.
WARNING: Use only DeWALT battery
packs and chargers.
Inserting and Removing the
Battery Pack from the Tool (Fig. 1)
NOTE: Make sure your battery pack (O) is fully
charged.
TO INSTALL THE BATTERY PACK INTO THE TOOL HANDLE
1.Align the battery pack (O) with the rails inside
the tool’s handle (Fig. 1).
2.Slide it into the handle until the battery pack is
firmly seated in the tool and ensure that you
hear the lock snap into place.
FUEL GAUGE BATTERY PACKS (FIG. 1)
To actuate the fuel gauge, press and hold the fuel
gauge button (T). A combination of the three green
LED lights will illuminate designating the level of
charge left. When the level of charge in the battery
is below the usable limit, the fuel gauge will not
illuminate and the battery will need to be recharged.
NOTE: The fuel gauge is only an indication of the
charge left on the battery pack. It does not indicate
tool functionality and is subject to variation based
on product components, temperature and end-user
application.
Changing Blades
TO INSTALL THE BLADE (FIG. 2–5)
1.Remove the battery.
2.Using the lower guard lever (M), retract the
lower blade guard (K) and place blade on saw
spindle against the inner clamp washer (U),
making sure that the blade will rotate in the
proper direction (the direction of the rotation
arrow on the saw blade and the teeth must
point in the same direction as the direction of
rotation arrow on the saw). Do not assume that
the printing on the blade will always be facing
you when properly installed. When retracting
the lower blade guard to install the blade, check
the condition and operation of the lower blade
guard to assure that it is working properly.
Make sure it moves freely and does not touch
the blade or any other part, in all angles and
depths of cut.
3.Place outer clamp washer (V) on saw spindle
with the beveled edge facing out. Make sure
the 30 mm diameter on the blade side of the
clamp fits into the 30 mm hole in the saw blade
to ensure centering of the blade.
4.Thread the blade clamping screw (L) onto the
saw spindle by hand (screw has right-hand
threads and must be turned clockwise to
tighten).
5.Depress the blade lock (D) while turning the
saw spindle with the blade wrench (W) stored
underneath the battery compartment, until
the blade lock engages and the blade stops
rotating.
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6.Tighten the blade clamping screw firmly with
the blade wrench.
CHECKING THE LOWER GUARD (FIG. 1)
NOTICE: Never engage the blade lock
while saw is running, or engage in an
effort to stop the tool. Never turn the
saw on while the blade lock is engaged.
Serious damage to your saw will result.
2.Rotate the lower guard lever (Fig. 1, M) from the
fully closed position to the fully open position.
TO REPLACE THE BLADE (FIG. 2–5)
1.Remove the battery.
2.To loosen the blade clamping screw (L),
depress the blade lock (D) and turn the saw
spindle with the blade wrench (W), stored
underneath the battery compartment, until
the blade lock engages and the blade stops
rotating. With the blade lock engaged, turn
the blade clamping screw counterclockwise
with the blade wrench (screw has right-hand
threads and must be turned counterclockwise
to loosen).
3.Remove the blade clamping screw (L) and outer
clamp washer (V). Remove old blade.
4.Clean any sawdust that may have accumulated
in the guard or clamp washer area and check
the condition and operation of the lower blade
guard as previously outlined. Do not lubricate
this area.
5.Select the proper blade for the application
(refer to Blades). Always use blades that are
the correct size (diameter) with the proper size
and shape center hole for mounting on the
saw spindle. Always assure that the maximum
recommended speed (rpm) on the saw blade
meets or exceeds the speed (rpm) of the saw.
6.Follow steps 1 through 5 under To Install the
Blade, making sure that the blade will rotate in
the proper direction.
LOWER BLADE GUARD
WARNING: The lower blade guard is
a safety feature that reduces the risk
of serious personal injury. Never use
the saw if the lower guard is missing,
damaged, misassembled or not working
properly. Do not rely on the lower
blade guard to protect you under all
circumstances. Your safety depends on
following all warnings and precautions
as well as proper operation of the
saw. Check the lower blade guard for
proper closing before each use. If the
lower blade guard is missing or not
working properly, have the saw serviced
before using. To assure product safety
and reliability, repair, maintenance and
adjustment should be performed by
an authorized service center or other
qualified service organization, always
using identical replacement parts.
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1.Turn tool off and disconnect from power supply.
3.Release the lever and observe the guard (K)
return to the fully closed position.
The tool should be serviced by a qualified service
center if it:
•fails to return to the fully closed position,
•moves intermittently or slowly, or
•contacts the blade or any part of the tool in all
angles and depth of cut.
BLADES
WARNING: To minimize the risk of eye
injury, always use eye protection. Carbide
is a hard but brittle material. Foreign
objects in the workpiece such as wire or
nails can cause tips to crack or break.
Only operate saw when proper saw
blade guard is in place. Mount blade
securely in proper rotation before using,
and always use a clean, sharp blade.
WARNING: Do not cut metal, plastic,
concrete, masonry or fiber cement
materials with this saw.
190 mm Diameter
Application
Teeth
Fast rip
18
Rip
24
General Purpose
40
184 mm Diameter
Application
Teeth
Rip
24
General Purpose
36
Finish
60
If you need assistance regarding blades, please
contact your local DeWALT dealer.
Kickback
Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, bound
or misaligned saw blade, causing an uncontrolled
saw to lift up and out of the workpiece toward the
operator. When the blade is pinched or bound
tightly by the kerf closing down, the blade stalls
and the motor reaction drives the unit rapidly back
toward the operator. If the blade becomes twisted
or misaligned in the cut, the teeth at the back edge
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of the blade can dig into the top surface of the
material causing the blade to climb out of the kerf
and jump back toward the operator.
Kickback is more likely to occur when any of the
following conditions exists.
1.IMPROPER WORKPIECE SUPPORT
A.Sagging or improper lifting of the cut off
piece can cause pinching of the blade and
lead to kickback (Fig. 24).
B.Cutting through material supported at the
outer ends only can cause kickback. As the
material weakens it sags, closing down the
kerf and pinching the blade (Fig. 24).
C.Cutting off a cantilevered or overhanging
piece of material from the bottom up in a
vertical direction can cause kickback. The
falling cut off piece can pinch the blade.
D.Cutting off long narrow strips can cause
kickback. The cut off strip can sag or twist
closing the kerf and pinching the blade.
E.Snagging the lower guard on a surface
below the material being cut momentarily
reduces operator control. The saw can lift
partially out of the cut increasing the chance
of blade twist.
2.IMPROPER DEPTH OF CUT SETTING ON
SAW
To make the most efficient cut, the blade
should protrude only far enough to expose a
tooth as shown in Figure 8. This allows the
shoe to support the blade and minimizes
twisting and pinching in the material. See the
section titled Depth of Cut Adjustment.
3.BLADE TWISTING (MISALIGNMENT IN
CUT)
A.Pushing harder to cut can cause the blade
to twist.
B.Trying to turn the saw in the cut (trying to get
back on the marked line) can cause blade
twist.
push harder which further loads the unit and
promotes twisting of the blade in the kerf.
Worn blades may also have insufficient body
clearance which increases the chance of
binding and increased loading.
5.RESTARTING A CUT WITH THE BLADE
TEETH JAMMED AGAINST THE MATERIAL
The saw should be brought up to full operating
speed before starting a cut or restarting a cut
after the unit has been stopped with the blade
in the kerf. Failure to do so can cause stalling
and kickback.
Any other conditions which could result in pinching,
binding, twisting, or misalignment of the blade could
cause kickback. Refer to the sections Additional
Specific Safety Rules for Circular Saws and
Blades for procedures and techniques that will
minimize the occurrence of kickback.
Depth of Cut Adjustment (Fig. 6–8)
1.Raise the depth adjustment lever (X) to loosen.
2.To obtain the correct depth of cut, align the
appropriate mark on the depth adjustment
strap (AA) with notch (Y) on the upper blade
guard.
3.Tighten the depth adjustment lever.
4.For the most efficient cutting action using
a carbide tipped saw blade, set the depth
adjustment so that about one half of a tooth
projects below the surface of the wood to be
cut.
5.A method of checking for the correct cutting
depth is shown in Figure 8. Lay a piece of the
material you plan to cut along the side of the
blade, as shown in the figure, and observe how
much tooth projects beyond the material.
ADJUSTING DEPTH ADJUSTMENT LEVER (FIG. 7)
It may be desirable to adjust the depth adjustment
lever (X). It may loosen in time and hit the base plate
before tighten­ing.
D.Changing hand grip or body position while
cutting can result in blade twist.
To Tighten the Lever:
1.Hold depth adjustment lever (X) and loosen the
locknut (Z).
2.Adjust the depth adjustment lever by rotating
it in the desired direction about 1/8 of a
revolution.
3.Retighten nut.
E.Backing up the saw to clear blade can lead
to twist.
Bevel Angle Adjustment (Fig. 1, 9)
C.Overreaching or operating the saw with poor
body control (out of balance), can result in
twisting the blade.
4.USE OF DULL OR DIRTY BLADES
Dull blades cause increased loading of the
saw. To compensate, an operator will usually
The bevel angle adjustment mechanism (H) can be
adjusted between 0° and 57°.
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To achieve better accuracy in cutting, use the
fine adjustment markings located on the pivot
bracket (AC).
1.Raise the bevel adjustment lever (G) to loosen.
2.Tilt the base plate to the desired angle by
aligning the fine bevel pointer (AB) with the
desired angle mark on the pivot bracket (AC).
3.Lower the bevel adjustment lever to retighten.
Bevel Detent (Fig. 9)
The DCS575 and DCS576 are equipped with a
bevel detent feature. As you tilt the base plate you
will hear a click and feel the base plate stop at both
22.5 and 45 degrees. If either of these is the desired
angle, retighten the lever (G) by lowering it. If you
desire another angle, continue tilting the base plate
until the coarse bevel pointer (AD) or the fine pointer
(AB) aligns with the desired mark.
Cut Length Indicator (Fig. 10)
The markings on the side of the base plate (J) show
the length of the slot being cut into the material
at the full depth of the cut. The markings are in
increments of 5 mm.
3.Align the left half of the dust extraction port (AG)
over upper blade guard (N) as shown. Be sure
to insert the tab into the casting notch on the
tool. When installed correctly, it will snap fully
over the original depth of cut pointer.
4.Align the right-hand piece with the left.
5.Insert screws and tighten securely.
Guide Rail System (DCS576, Fig. 13)
Guide rails, available in different lengths as
accessories, allow the use of the circular saw for
precise, straight clean cuts and simultaneously
protect the workpiece surface against damage.
In conjunction with additional accessories, exact
angled cuts, mitre cuts and fitting work can be
completed with the guide rail system.
Clamps (AJ) are available to secure the guide rail
(AH) to the workpiece (AI) (Fig. 13). Use of these
clamps (AJ) ensure that the guide rail (AH) is
securely attached to the workpiece (AI) for safe
working. Once the guide rail is set to the cut line
and securely fixed to the workpiece, there is no
movement during cutting.
Mounting and Adjusting the Parallel
Fence (Fig. 11)
IMPORTANT: The height scale on the unit is set for
using the saw without a guide rail. When using the
saw on the guide rail the difference in height will be
approximately 5.0 mm.
The parallel fence (AF) is used for cutting parallel to
the edge of the workpiece.
SETTING THE CIRCULAR SAW TO THE GUIDE RAIL
(FIG. 1, 14)
MOUNTING
The clearance between the circular saw and the
guide rail (Fig. 14, AH) must be very small to achieve
best cutting results. The smaller this clearance
the better the straight line finish will be on the
workpiece.
The clearance can be set with the two rail adjusters
(Fig. 1, R, S) for each channel in the base for 0°
cutting (R) and for 1-45° bevel cutting (S). The rail
adjusters are precision cams that allow for the
reduction of clearance between the unit and guide
rail. Once these adjusters have been set, sideways
movement of the saw during cutting is kept to a
minimum while allowing a smooth cutting action.
NOTE: The adjusters are set to minimum clearance
in the factory and may need adjusting and
setting before the unit is used. Use the following
instructions for setting the circular saw to the guide
rail.
REMEMBER: Set the rail adjusters on the saw to
the guide rail.
1. Undo the screw inside the rail adjuster to allow
for adjustment between the saw and the guide
rail.
1.Slacken the parallel fence adjustment knob (AE)
to allow the parallel fence to pass.
2.Insert the parallel fence (AF) in the base plate (J)
as shown.
3.Tighten the parallel fence adjustment knob (AE).
ADJUSTING
1.Slacken the fence adjustment knob (AE) and
set the parallel fence (AF) to the desired width.
The adjustment can be read on the parallel
fence scale.
2.Tighten the fence adjustment knob (AE).
Mounting the Dust Extraction Port
(Fig. 1, 6, 12)
Your DCS575/DCS576 circular saws are supplied
with a dust extraction port.
TO INSTALL DUST EXTRACTION PORT
1.Fully loosen depth adjustment lever (X).
2.Place base plate (J) in the lowest position.
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2. Retract the lower guard and place the unit
on the guide rail, ensuring the blade is in the
highest position.
3. Rotate the adjuster until saw locks on guide rail.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the saw is securely
attached to the rail by trying to push the saw
forward. Ensure there is no movement of the
saw.
4. Rotate the adjuster back slightly until saw slides
easily along the rail.
5. Hold the rail adjuster in position and tighten the
screw again.
NOTE: ALWAYS adjust the system for use with
other rails.
The rail adjusters are now set up to minimise
sideways deviation when cutting with the saw on
the guide rail.
Before using the saw, the anti-splinter guard (AK)
on the guide rail will need tuning in. Refer to Tuning
the Anti-Splinter Guard.
TUNING THE ANTI-SPLINTER GUARD (FIG. 14)
The guide rail (AH) is equipped with an anti-splinter
guard (AK) that has to be tuned to the saw before
the first use.
The anti-splinter guard (AK) is situated on each
edge of the guide rail (Fig. 14). The purpose of this
anti-splinter guard is to provide the user with a
visible blade cut line while reducing the chipping that
occurs along the workpiece cut edge during cutting.
other side of the rail is tuned in for 45° bevel cuts
(Fig. 18).
NOTE: If the anti-splinter guard is tuned in for
parallel cutting on both sides, then when the unit
is bevelled, the blade will not run true to the edge
of the anti-splinter guard. This is because the pivot
point of the unit bevel is not stationary and the blade
moves out over when the unit is bevelled.
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS read and follow the
Setting the Circular Saw to the Guide Rail
before cutting the splinter guard!
OPERATION
STEPS TO TUNE THE ANTI-SPLINTER GUARD (FIG. 15–18)
1.Place the guide rail (AH) on a scrap piece of
wood (AL) with a minimum length of 100 mm
overhanging the workpiece. Use a clamp to
ensure that the guide rail is securely attached to
the workpiece. This will ensure accuracy.
2.Set the unit to a 20 mm depth of cut.
3.Place the front of the saw on the overhang end
of the guide rail, making sure that the blade is
positioned in front of the rail edge (Fig. 16).
4.Turn the saw on and slowly cut the splinter
guard along the full length of the rail in one
continuous operation. The edge of the splinter
guard now corresponds exactly to the cutting
edge of the blade (Fig. 17).
To tune in the anti-splinter guard on the other side
of the guide rail, remove the saw from the rail and
rotate the rail 180°. Repeat steps 1 through 4.
NOTE: If desired, the splinter guard can be bevelled
to 45°, then repeat steps 1 through 4. This allows
one side of the rail for cutting parallel cuts and the
WARNING: Always observe the safety
instructions and applicable regulations.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of
serious personal injury, turn tool
off and disconnect battery pack
before making any adjustments or
removing/installing attachments or
accessories. An accidental start-up can
cause injury.
Kerf Indicator (Fig. 19–21)
The front of the saw shoe has a kerf indicator (AM)
for vertical and bevel cutting. This indicator enables
you to guide the saw along cutting lines penciled
on the material being cut. The kerf indicator lines
up with the left (outer) side of the saw blade, which
makes the slot or “kerf” cut by the moving blade
fall to the right of the indicator. Guide along the
penciled cutting line so that the kerf falls into the
waste or surplus material. Figure 20 shows the saw
in the parallel cutting position relative to the guide
rail. Figure 21 shows the saw in the bevel cutting
position relative to the guide rail.
Prior to Operation
• Make sure the guards have been mounted
correctly. The saw blade guard must be in
closed position.
• Make sure the saw blade rotates in the
direction of the arrow on the blade.
• Do not use excessively worn saw blades.
Instructions for Use
Proper Hand Position (Fig. 22)
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious
personal injury, ALWAYS use proper
hand position as shown.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious
personal injury, ALWAYS hold securely in
anticipation of a sudden reaction.
Proper hand position requires one hand on the
main handle (C), with the other hand on the auxiliary
handle (F).
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LED Worklight (Fig. 1)
The LED worklight (I) is activated when the trigger
switch is depressed. When the trigger is released,
the worklight will stay illuminated for up to 20
seconds.
NOTE: The worklight is for lighting the immediate
work surface and is not intended to be used as a
flashlight.
Switching On and Off (Fig. 1)
For safety reasons the trigger switch (A) of your tool
is equipped with a lock-off button (B).
Press the lock-off button to unlock the tool.
To run the tool, press the trigger switch (A). As soon
as the trigger switch is released, the lock-off switch
is automatically activated to prevent unintended
starting of the machine.
NOTICE: Do not switch the tool ON or
OFF when the saw blade touches the
workpiece or other materials.
Workpiece Support (Fig. 23–26)
WARNING: To reduce the risk of
serious personal injury, support the
work properly and hold the saw
firmly to prevent loss of control.
Figures 23 and 25 show proper sawing position.
Figures 24 and 26 show an unsafe condition. Hands
should be kept away from cutting area, and power
cord is positioned clear of the cutting area so that it
will not get caught or hung up on the work.
To avoid kickback, ALWAYS support board or panel
NEAR the cut, (Fig. 23 and 25). DON’T support
board or panel away from the cut (Fig. 24 and 26).
When operating the saw, keep the cord away from
the cutting area and prevent it from becoming hung
up on the work piece.
ALWAYS DISCONNECT SAW BEFORE MAKING
ANY ADJUST­MENTS! Place the work with its
“good” side—the one on which appearance is most
important—down. The saw cuts upward, so any
splintering will be on the work face that is up when
you saw it.
Cutting
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Place the wider portion of the saw base plate
on that part of the work piece which is solidly
supported, not on the section that will fall off when
the cut is made. As examples, Figure 25 illustrates
the RIGHT way to cut off the end of a board. Always
clamp work. Don’t try to hold short pieces by hand!
Remember to support cantilevered and overhanging
material. Use caution when sawing material from
below.
Be sure saw is up to full speed before blade contacts
material to be cut. Starting saw with blade against
material to be cut or pushed forward into kerf can
result in kickback. Push the saw forward at a speed
which allows the blade to cut without laboring.
Hardness and toughness can vary even in the same
piece of material, and knotty or damp sections can
put a heavy load on the saw. When this happens,
push the saw more slowly, but hard enough to keep
working without much decrease in speed. Forcing
the saw can cause rough cuts, inaccuracy, kickback,
and over-heating of the motor. Should your cut
begin to go off the line, don’t try to force it back
on. Release the switch and allow blade to come to
a complete stop. Then you can withdraw the saw,
sight anew, and start a new cut slightly inside the
wrong one. In any event, withdraw the saw if you
must shift the cut. Forcing a correction inside the cut
can stall the saw and lead to kickback.
IF SAW STALLS, RELEASE THE TRIGGER AND
BACK THE SAW UNTIL IT IS LOOSE. BE SURE
BLADE IS STRAIGHT IN THE CUT AND CLEAR OF
THE CUTTING EDGE BEFORE RESTARTING.
As you finish a cut, release the trigger and allow the
blade to stop before lifting the saw from the work.
As you lift the saw, the spring-tensioned telescoping
guard will automatically close under the blade.
Remember the blade is exposed until this occurs.
Never reach under the work for any reason. When
you have to retract the telescoping guard manually
(as is necessary for starting pocket cuts) always use
the retracting lever.
NOTE: When cutting thin strips, be careful to
ensure that small cutoff pieces don’t hang up on
inside of lower guard.
POCKET CUTTING (FIG. 27)
WARNING: Never attempt to use this
tool by resting it upside down on a
work surface and bringing the material
to the tool. Always securely clamp the
workpiece and bring the tool to the
workpiece, securely holding the tool with
two hands as shown in Figure 25.
WARNING: Never tie the blade guard in
a raised position. Never move the saw
backwards when pocket cutting. This
may cause the unit to raise up off the
work surface which could cause injury.
A pocket cut is one that is made in a floor, wall or
other flat surface.
1.Adjust the saw base plate so the blade cuts at
desired depth.
English
accessories. An accidental start-up can
cause injury.
2.Tilt the saw forward and rest front of the base
plate on material to be cut.
3.Using the lower guard lever, retract lower
blade guard to an upward position. Lower rear
of base plate until blade teeth almost touch
cutting line.
The charger and battery pack are not serviceable.
4.Release the blade guard (its contact with the
work will keep it in position to open freely as
you start the cut). Remove hand from guard
lever and firmly grip auxiliary handle (F), as
shown in Figure 27. Position your body and
arm to allow you to resist kickback if it occurs.
Lubrication
5.Make sure blade is not in contact with cutting
surface before starting saw.
6.Start the motor and gradually lower the saw
until its base plate rests flat on the material to
be cut. Advance saw along the cutting line until
cut is completed.
7.Release trigger and allow blade to stop
completely before withdrawing the blade from
the material.
Self lubricating ball and roller bearings are used in
the tool and relubrication is not required. However,
it is recommended that, once a year, you take or
send the tool to a service center for a thorough
cleaning, inspection and lubrication of the gear
case.
Cleaning
WARNING: Blow dirt and dust out of
the main housing with dry air as often as
dirt is seen collecting in and around the
air vents. Wear approved eye protection
and approved dust mask when
performing this procedure.
WARNING: Never use solvents or
other harsh chemicals for cleaning the
non-metallic parts of the tool. These
chemicals may weaken the materials
used in these parts. Use a cloth
dampened only with water and mild
soap. Never let any liquid get inside the
tool; never immerse any part of the tool
into a liquid.
8.When starting each new cut, repeat as above.
Dust Extraction (Fig. 30)
WARNING: Risk of dust inhalation.
To reduce the risk of personal injury,
ALWAYS wear an approved dust mask.
A dust extraction port (AG) is supplied with
your tool.
The Dust Extraction Adaptor allows you to connect
the tool to an external dust extractor, either using
the AirLock™ system (DWV9000-XJ), or a standard
35 mm dust extractor fitment.
WARNING: ALWAYS use a vacuum
extractor designed in compliance with
the applicable directives regarding dust
emission when sawing wood. Vacuum
hoses of most common vacuum
cleaners will fit directly into the dust
extraction outlet.
MAINTENANCE
Your DeWALT power tool has been designed to
operate over a long period of time with a minimum
of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation
depends upon proper tool care and regular
cleaning.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of
serious personal injury, turn tool
off and disconnect battery pack
before making any adjustments or
removing/installing attachments or
LOWER GUARD
The lower guard should always rotate and close
freely from a fully open to fully closed position.
Always check for correct operation before cutting
by fully opening the guard and letting it close. If the
guard closes slowly or not completely, it will need
cleaning or servicing. Do not use the saw until it
functions correctly. To clean the guard, use dry air
or a soft brush to remove all accumulated sawdust
or debris from the path of the guard and from
around the guard spring. Should this not correct the
problem, it will need to be serviced by an authorized
service center.
Base Plate Adjustment (Fig. 5, 28, 29)
Your base plate has been factory set to assure that
the blade is perpendicular to the base plate. If after
extended use you need to re-align the blade, follow
the directions below:
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English
ADJUSTING FOR 90 DEGREE CUTS
1.Return the saw to 0 degrees bevel.
2.Place the saw on its side, and retract the lower
guard.
3.Set the depth of cut to 51 mm.
4.Loosen the bevel adjustment lever (Fig. 29, G).
Place a square against the blade and the base
plate as shown in Figure 28.
5.Using a wrench (W, Fig. 5), turn the set screw
(AN, Fig. 28) on the underside of the base plate
until the blade and the base plate are both in
flush contact with the square. Retighten the
bevel adjustment lever.
ADJUSTING BEVEL ADJUSTMENT LEVER (FIG. 29)
It may be desirable to adjust the bevel adjustment
lever (G). It may loosen in time and hit the base
plate before tighten­ing.
To Tighten the Lever:
1.Hold the bevel adjustment lever (G) and loosen
the bevel locknut (AO).
2.Adjust the bevel adjustment lever by rotating
it in the desired direction about 1/8 of a
revolution.
3.Retighten nut.
Blades
A dull blade will cause inefficient cutting, overload
on the saw motor, excessive splintering and
increase the possibility of kickback. Change blades
when it is no longer easy to push the saw through
the cut, when the motor is straining, or when
excessive heat is built up in the blade. It is a good
practice to keep extra blades on hand so that
sharp blades are available for immediate use. Dull
blades can be sharpened in most areas.
Hardened gum on the blade can be removed with
kerosene, turpentine, or oven cleaner. Anti-stick
coated blades can be used in applications where
excessive build-up is encountered, such as pressure
treated and green lumber.
Optional Accessories
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.
DO NOT USE WATER FEED ATTACHMENTS WITH
THIS SAW.
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VISUALLY EXAMINE CARBIDE BLADES BEFORE
USE. REPLACE IF DAMAGED.
Consult your dealer for further information on the
appropriate accessories.
Protecting the Environment
Separate collection. Products and
batteries marked with this symbol must
not be disposed of with normal household
waste.
Products and batteries contain materials that can
be recovered or recycled reducing the demand for
raw materials. Please recycle electrical products
and batteries according to local provisions. Further
information is available at www.2helpU.com.
Rechargeable Battery Pack
This long life battery pack must be recharged when
it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs which
were easily done before. At the end of its technical
life, discard it with due care for our environment:
• Run the battery pack down completely, then
remove it from the tool.
• Lithium-ion cells are recyclable. Take them to
your dealer or a local recycling station. The
collected battery packs will be recycled or
disposed of properly.
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Tel: NL 32 15 47 37 63
Tel: FR 32 15 47 37 64
Fax:
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Danmark
DeWALT (Stanley Black&Decker AS)
Roskildevej 22
2620 Albertslund
Tel:
Fax:
www.dewalt.dk
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Deutschland
DeWALT
Richard Klinger Str. 11
65510 Idstein
Tel:06126-21-0
Fax:06126-21-2770
www.dewalt.de
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Ελλάς
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Τηλ:00302108981616
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España
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Parc de Negocios “Mas Blau”
Edificio Muntadas, c/Bergadá, 1, Of. A6
08820 El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona)
Tel:
Fax:
934 797 400
934 797 419
www.dewalt.es
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France
DeWALT
5, allée des Hêtres
BP 60105, 69579 Limonest Cedex
Tel:
Fax:
04 72 20 39 20
04 72 20 39 00
www.dewalt.fr
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Schweiz
Suisse
Svizzera
DeWALT
In der Luberzen 42
8902 Urdorf
Tel:
Fax:
044 - 755 60 70
044 - 730 70 67
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service@rofoag.ch
Ireland
DeWALT
Building 4500, Kinsale Road
Cork Airport Business Park
Cork, Ireland
Tel:00353-2781800
Fax:
01278 1811
www.dewalt.ie
Sales.ireland@sbdinc.com
Italia
DeWALT
via Energypark 6
20871 Vimercate (MB), IT
Tel: Fax: 800-014353
39 039-9590200
39 039-9590311
www.dewalt.it
Nederlands
DeWALT
Netherlands BVPostbus 83,
6120 AB BORN
Tel:
Fax:
31 164 283 063
31 164 283 200
www.dewalt.nl
Norge
DeWALT
Postboks 4613
0405 Oslo, Norge
Tel: Fax: 45 25 13 00
45 25 08 00
www.dewalt.no
kundeservice.no@sbdinc.com
Österreich
DeWALT
Werkzeug Vertriebsges m.b.H
Oberlaaerstrasse 248, A-1230 Wien
Tel: Fax: 01 - 66116 - 0
01 - 66116 - 614
www.dewalt.at
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Portugal
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2770 071 Paço de Arcos
Tel: Fax: +351 214667500
+351214667580
www.dewalt.pt
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Suomi
DeWALT
PL47
00521 Helsinki, Suomi
Puh: Faksi:
010 400 4333
0800 411 340
www.dewalt.fi
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Sverige
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BOX 94
43122 Mölndal
Sverige
Tel:
Fax: 031 68 61 60
031 68 60 08
www.dewalt.se
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Kingdom
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Tel: Fax: 01753-567055
01753-572112
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Australia
DeWALT
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VIC 3103 Australia
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