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(Model 36-312)
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Model 36-312
PART NO. 910706 - 10-10-03
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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
12" Single-Bevel Compound
Miter Saw
SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS
This manual contains information that is important for you to know and understand. This information relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS. To help you recognize this information, we use the
symbols to the right. Please read the manual and pay attention to these sections.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
Used without the safety alert symbol indicates potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may
result in property damage.
SOME DUST CREATED BY POWER SANDING, SAWING, GRINDING, DRILLING, AND OTHER
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
· lead from lead-based paints,
· crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
· arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to
these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, always wear MSHA/NIOSH
approved, properly fitting face mask or respirator when using such tools.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL WARNINGS AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE
USING THIS EQUIPMENT. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in electric shock,
fire, and/or serious personal injury or property damage.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Woodworking can be dangerous if safe and proper operating procedures are not followed. As with all machinery, there
are certain hazards involved with the operation of the product. Using the machine with respect and caution will
considerably lessen the possibility of personal injury. However, if normal safety precautions are overlooked or ignored,
personal injury to the operator may result. Safety equipment such as guards, push sticks, hold-downs, featherboards,
goggles, dust masks and hearing protection can reduce your potential for injury. But even the best guard won’t make
up for poor judgment, carelessness or inattention. Always use common sense and exercise caution in the workshop.
If a procedure feels dangerous, don’t try it. Figure out an alternative procedure that feels safer. REMEMBER: Your
personal safety is your responsibility. For additional information please visit our website www.deltamachinery.com.
This machine was designed for certain applications only. Delta Machinery strongly recommends that
this machine not be modified and/or used for any application other than that for which it was designed. If you have any
questions relative to a particular application, DO NOT use the machine until you have first contacted Delta to determine
if it can or should be performed on the product.
Technical Service Manager
Delta Machinery
4825 Highway 45 North
Jackson, TN 38305
(IN CANADA: 505 SOUTHGATE DRIVE, GUELPH, ONTARIO N1H 6M7)
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.
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FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, READ THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING THE
MACHINE. Learning the machine’s application,
limitations, and specific hazards will greatly minimize the possibility of accidents and injury.
USE CERTIFIED SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Eye
protection equipment should comply with ANSI
Z87.1 standards, hearing equipment should
comply with ANSI S3.19 standards, and dust mask
protection should comply with MSHA/NIOSH
certified respirator standards. Splinters, air-borne
debris, and dust can cause irritation, injury, and/or
illness.
DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear tie, gloves, or
loose clothing. Remove watch, rings, and other
jewelry. Roll up your sleeves. Clothing or jewelry
caught in moving parts can cause injury.
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
prevent tripping or placing arms, hands, and
fingers in danger.
MAINTAIN ALL TOOLS AND MACHINES IN PEAK
CONDITION. 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.
CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS. Before using the
machine, check for any damaged parts. Check for
alignment of moving parts, binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts, and any other conditions
that may affect its operation. A guard or any other
part that is damaged should be properly repaired
or replaced. Damaged parts can cause further
damage to the machine and/or injury.
KEEP THE WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and
benches invite accidents.
KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. Your shop is
a potentially dangerous environment. Children and visitors
can be injured.
REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL STARTING.
Make sure that the switch is in the “OFF” position
before plugging in the power cord. In the event of
a power failure, move the switch to the “OFF”
position. An accidental start-up can cause injury.
USE THE GUARDS. Check to see that all guards
are in place, secured, and working correctly to
prevent injury.
REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES
BEFORE STARTING THE MACHINE. Tools, scrap
pieces, and other debris can be thrown at high
speed, causing injury.
USE THE RIGHT MACHINE. Don’t force a
machine or an attachment to do a job for which it
was not designed. Damage to the machine and/or
injury may result.
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USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. The use
of accessories and attachments not recommended by Delta may cause damage to the machine or
injury to the user.
USE THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make
sure your extension cord is in good condition.
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.
See the Extension Cord Chart for the correct size
depending on the cord length and nameplate
ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier
gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier
the cord.
SECURE THE WORKPIECE. Use clamps or a vise to
hold the workpiece when practical. Loss of control
of a workpiece can cause injury.
FEED THE WORKPIECE AGAINST THE DIRECTION
OF THE ROTATION OF THE BLADE, CUTTER, OR
ABRASIVE SURFACE. Feeding it from the other
direction will cause the workpiece to be thrown out
at high speed.
DON’T FORCE THE WORKPIECE ON THE
MACHINE. Damage to the machine and/or injury
may result.
DON’T OVERREACH. Loss of balance can make
you fall into a working machine, causing injury.
NEVER STAND ON THE MACHINE. Injury could occur if
the tool tips, or if you accidentally contact the cutting tool.
NEVER LEAVE THE MACHINE RUNNING UNATTENDED. TURN THE POWER OFF. Don’t leave the machine
until it comes to a complete stop. A child or visitor could
be injured.
TURN THE MACHINE “OFF”, AND DISCONNECT THE
MACHINE FROM THE POWER SOURCE before
installing or removing accessories, before adjusting
or changing set-ups, or when making repairs. An
accidental start-up can cause injury.
MAKE YOUR WORKSHOP CHILDPROOF WITH
PADLOCKS, MASTER SWITCHES, OR BY
REMOVING STARTER KEYS. The accidental
start-up of a machine by a child or visitor could
cause injury.
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, ALCOHOL, OR
MEDICATION. A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in injury.
THE DUST GENERATED by certain woods and
wood products can be injurious to your health.
Always operate machinery in well-ventilated areas,
and provide for proper dust removal. Use wood
dust collection systems whenever possible.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES FOR
MITER SAWS
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.
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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.
FOLLOW ALL WIRING CODES and recommended
electrical connections to prevent shock or electrocution.
SECURE THE MACHINE TO A SUPPORTING SURFACE.
Vibration can possibly cause the machine to slide, walk,
or tip over, causing serious injury.
USE ONLY CROSSCUT SAW BLADES. Use only zerodegree or negative hook angles when using carbidetipped 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.
USE A SHARP BLADE. Check the blade to see if it runs
true and is free from vibration. A dull blade or a vibrating
blade can cause 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 FLANGES prior to
operation. Cleaning the blade and flanges allows you to
check for any damage to the blade or flanges. A cracked
or damaged blade or flange can come apart and pieces
can be thrown at high speeds, causing serious injury.
USE ONLY BLADE FLANGES specified for this tool to
prevent damage to the machine and/or serious injury.
CLEAR THE AREA OF FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS and/or
gas prior to operation. Sparks can occur that would
ignite the liquids and cause a fire or an explosion.
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.
TIGHTEN THE TABLE CLAMP HANDLE and any other
clamps prior to operation. Loose clamps can cause parts
or the workpiece to be thrown at high speeds.
NEVER START THE TOOL with the blade against the
workpiece. The workpiece can be thrown, causing
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 in the “Table Hazard Zone”
(within the red lines).
WHEN CUTTING WITH A COMPOUND SLIDING
MITER SAW, PUSH THE SAW FORWARD (AWAY
FROM YOU) and toward the fence. Pulling the saw
toward you can cause the saw to kick upward and
toward you.
WHEN USING A SLIDING MITER SAW AS A REGULAR
MITER SAW, LOCK THE SLIDE MECHANISM IN PLACE. If
the slide mechanism is not locked, the saw can kick
back toward you.
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ALLOW THE MOTOR TO COME TO FULL SPEED prior
to starting cut. Starting the cut too soon can cause
damage to the machine or blade and/or serious injury.
NEVER REACH AROUND or behind the saw blade. A
moving blade can cause serious injury.
NEVER CUT FERROUS METALS or masonry. Either of
these can cause the carbide tips to fly off the blade at
high speeds causing serious injury.
NEVER CUT SMALL PIECES. Cutting small pieces can
cause your hand to move into the blade, resulting in
serious injury.
NEVER LOCK THE SWITCH in the “ON” position.
Setting up the next cut could cause your hand to move
into the blade, resulting in severe injury.
NEVER APPLY LUBRICANT to a running blade.
Applying lubricant could cause your hand to move into
the blade, resulting in serious injury.
DO NOT PERFORM FREE-HAND OPERATIONS. 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. Use
clamps to hold the work when possible.
PROPERLY SUPPORT LONG OR WIDE WORKPIECES. Loss of control of the workpiece can cause
serious injury.
AFTER COMPLETING CUT, release power switch and
wait for coasting blade to come to a complete stop
before returning saw to raised position. A moving blade
can cause serious injury.
TURN OFF THE MACHINE and allow the blade to come
to a complete stop prior to cleaning the blade area or
removing debris in the path of the blade. A moving blade
can cause serious injury.
TURN OFF MACHINE and allow the blade to come to a
complete stop before removing or securing workpiece,
changing workpiece angle, or changing the angle of the
blade. A moving blade can cause serious injury.
PROPERLY SUPPORT LONG OR WIDE WORKPIECES. Loss of control of the workpiece can cause injury.
NEVER PERFORM LAYOUT, ASSEMBLY, OR SET-UP
WORK on the table/work area when the machine is
running. A sudden slip could cause a hand to move into
the blade. Severe injury can result.
TURN THE MACHINE “OFF”, disconnect the machine
from the power source, and clean the table/work area
before leaving the machine. LOCK THE SWITCH IN THE
“OFF” POSITION to prevent unauthorized use.
Someone else might accidentally start the machine and
cause injury to themselves.
BEFORE OPERATING THE SAW, check and securely
lock the bevel, miter, and sliding fence adjustments.
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.powertool
institute.com). Information is also available from the
National Safety Council, 1121 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca,
IL 60143-3201. Please refer to the American National
Standards Institute ANSI 01.1 Safety Requirements for
Woodworking Machines and the U.S. Department of
Labor regulations.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Refer to them often
and use them to instruct others.
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POWER CONNECTIONS
Your new Compound Miter Saw is DOUBLE-INSULATED to give you added safety. As a result, this saw is equipped
with a two-prong plug which permits you to use any conventional 120 volt electrical outlet with concern for maintaining
a ground connection.
Before connecting the motor to the power source, confirm that the electric current is 120 volts, and that all connections
are making good contact. NOTE: Running the saw on low voltage will damage the motor.
DO NOT EXPOSE THE MACHINE TO RAIN OR OPERATE THE MACHINE IN DAMP LOCATIONS.
Many Delta tools will operate on either D.C., or single phase 25 to 60 cycle A.C. current and voltage within plus or minus
5 percent of that shown on the specification plate of the tool. Several models, however, are designed for A.C. current
only. Refer to the specification plate on your tool for proper voltage and current rating.
MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS
Your miter saw is wired for 110-120 volt, 60 HZ alternating current. Before connecting the miter saw to the power
source, make sure the switch is in the “OFF” position.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
POLARIZED PLUGS: To reduce the risk of electric shock, this equipment has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the
other). This plug will fit in a 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.
EXTENSION CORDS
MINIMUM GAUGE EXTENSION CORD
RECOMMENDED SIZES FOR USE WITH STATIONARY ELECTRIC MACHINES
Ampere
Rating
Use proper extension cords. Make sure
your extension cord is in good condition. When using an
extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to
carry the current of the saw. An undersized cord will
cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in loss of power
and overheating. Fig. C shows the correct gauge to use
depending on the cord length. If in doubt, use the next
heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the
heavier the cord.
Volts
Total Length
of Cord in Feet
Gauge of
Extension Cord
0-6
0-6
0-6
0-6
120
120
120
120
up to 25
25-50
50-100
100-150
18 AWG
16 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
6-10
6-10
6-10
6-10
120
120
120
120
up to 25
25-50
50-100
100-150
18 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
12 AWG
10-12
10-12
10-12
10-12
120
120
120
120
up to 25
25-50
50-100
100-150
16 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
12 AWG
12-16
12-16
12-16
120
120
120
up to 25
25-50
14 AWG
12 AWG
GREATER THAN 50 FEET NOT RECOMMENDED
Fig. C
UNPACKING
Do not operate this machine until you read and understand the entire instruction manual.
NOTICE: The photo on the manual cover illustrates the current production model. All other illustrations
contained in the manual are representative only and may not depict the actual color, labeling or accessories
and are intended to illustrate technique only.
1. Carefully remove the machine from the carton. Retain all packing materials until you have inspected and
satisfactorily operated the machine.
2. Place the machine on a firm, level surface with proper support of the workpiece.
3. The 36-312 is shipped with the cuttinghead at 90° and the table rotated 45° right. To release the head and move it to
the operating position, see “MOVING CUTTINGHEAD TO THE UP POSITION” and “MOVING TABLE TO THE 0°
CUT-OFF POSITION” sections in this manual.
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FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION
FOREWORD
Delta Model 36-312 is a high capacity 12" single-bevel compound miter saw designed to cut wood and non-ferrous
metals. This machine is supplied with new design features that increase the cutting capacity. This machine can cut 6"
base moulding mounted vertically, crosscut 2" x 8" dimensional lumber, miter 2" x 6" dimensional lumber at 45° both left
and right, and bevel 2" x 8" dimensional lumber left at 45°. It has positive miter stops at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6, and 45° both
left and right, and bevel stops at 0°, 33.9°, and 45° left.
CARTON CONTENTS
1 - Miter Saw
2 - Dust bag
3 - Dust Spout
4 - Wrench
5 - 2mm hex wrench
6 - Open end 7/16" wrench
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5
2
3
4
Fig. 2
ASSEMBLY AND OPERATION
C
A
D
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B
B
Fig. 3
Fig. 3A
ATTACHING DUST BAG
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Attach dust spout (A) Fig. 3 to port (B).
Depress spring clips (C) Fig. 3 of dust bag (D) and
clip dust bag (D) over rib of dust spout (A).
MOVING CUTTINGHEAD TO THE UP POSITION
Push down on the handle (B) Fig. 3A, pull out cuttinghead lockpin and move the cuttinghead (B) to the up
position (Fig. 4).
Fig. 4
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MOVING TABLE TO THE 0° CUT-OFF POSITION
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Rotate the locking knob (A) Fig. 5 counter-clockwise as far as it will go. Depress the lever (B) and rotate the table
(C) to the 0° straight cut-off position, release the lever (B), and tighten the locking knob (A).
NOTE: This saw incorporates a new slotted plate design feature (D) Fig. 6 with location adjustment screws (E) for
fine-adjusting the cutting angle.
For proper operation and adjustment of the table, refer to sections, “ROTATING TABLE FOR MITER CUTTING”,
and “ADJUSTING SLIDING FIT BETWEEN MOVABLE TABLE AND BASE.
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A
E
D
B
C
Fig. 5
Fig.6
FENCE OPERATION
The saw is supplied with left fence segment (A) Fig. 7
that incorporates a squeeze clamp feature. To operate
the fence segment or to slide to another location,
squeeze the clamp (A) Fig. 7 to disengage the lock. Slide
the fence to desired location and release to lock the
fence. To remove the fence, depress lever (B) and slide
it off the fence base.
A
B
Make sure that the fence is clear of the
guard and blade before operating the saw.
Fig. 7
OPERATION AND ADJUSTMENTS
FASTENING MACHINE TO SUPPORTING SURFACE
Before operating your compound miter saw, firmly mount it to a workbench or other supporting surface. Four holes (A)
Fig. 9 are provided for fastening the saw to a supporting surface.
When frequently moving the saw from place to place, mount the saw to a 3/4” piece of plywood. The saw can then be
easily moved from place to place and the plywood can be clamped to the supporting surface using “C” clamps.
A
A
C
C
A
B
Fig. 9
Fig. 10
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CONSTRUCTING WORK SUPPORT EXTENSIONS
Work supports can be made easily for the miter saw. Fig. 10 illustrates the miter saw mounted to two standard 2 x 4’s
(A). Fasten the grooves in the two mounting legs (B), to the 2 x 4’s, using four screws through the four holes in the
mounting legs. The length of the 2 x 4’s (A) can vary, depending on preference. The distance from the top of the 2 x 4’s
(A) to the compound miter saw table is 3 1/2”. Standard 2 x 4’s (C) can then be fastened to the top of the 2 x 4’s (A).
The top of the 2 x 4’s (C) will then be the same height as the miter saw table, or minor adjustments can easily be made
depending on the height of the 2 x 4’s. This method will provide support for long workpieces using standard 2 x 4’s
instead of constructing an expensive, complicated work support.
A
STARTING AND STOPPING MACHINE
B
To start the machine, depress switch trigger (A) Fig. 11.
To stop the machine, release the switch trigger.
This saw is equipped with an automatic electric blade
brake. As soon as the switch trigger (A) Fig. 11 is
released, the electric brake is activated and stops the
blade.
Fig. 12
Fig. 11
A turning saw blade can be dangerous. After completing the cut, release the switch trigger (A)
Fig. 11 to activate blade brake. Keep cuttinghead down until the blade has come to a complete
stop.
The torque developed during braking may loosen the arbor screw. The arbor screw should be
checked periodically and tightened if necessary.
LOCKING SWITCH IN THE “OFF” POSITION
When the miter saw is not in use, the switch should be locked in the “OFF” position using a
padlock (B) Fig. 12 with a 3/16" diameter shackle to prevent unauthorized use of the saw.
In the event of a power outage, always lock switch in “OFF” position until the main power is
restored.
ROTATING TABLE FOR MITER CUTTING
C
D E
A
B
B
Fig. 14
Fig. 13
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The compound miter saw will cut any angle from a straight 0° cut to 48° right and left. Turn the locking knob (A) Fig. 13
counterclockwise, depress the lock lever (B), and rotate the table to the desired position.
This machine is equipped with positive stops at the 0° cut-off position and at the 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, and 45° left and right
positions.
The center line (C) Fig. 14 on the cursor indicates the actual angle of cut. Each scale line (B) represents 1°. When the
center line (C) is moved from one line to the next on the scale, the angle of the cut is changed by 1°.
The pointer is provided with two additional lines (D) and (E) Fig. 14. This allows movement of the control arm by exactly
1/2°. For example, assume that the center line (C) is pointing to the 10° mark on the scale, as indicated, and the desired
angle of cut is 1/2° to the right. Move the control arm until the right line (E) lines up with the next line on the scale. The
angle of cut will then be changed 1/2° to the right. If you change the angle of cut 1/2° to the left, use the left line (D) in
the same manner.
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ADJUSTING SLIDING FIT BETWEEN MOVABLE TABLE AND BASE
DISCONNECT THE MACHINE FROM THE
POWER SOURCE.
To adjust the sliding fit between the movable table and the
base, turn the nut (A) Fig. 15 clockwise to tighten the fit
(counter-clockwise to loosen the fit). This adjustment
should not be so tight that it restricts the rotating movement
of the table, or so loose that it affects the accuracy of the
saw.
A
Fig. 15
ADJUSTING FENCE 90° TO BLADE
C
A
E
IMPORTANT: Before making this adjustment, set the
blade at 0° to the table. See section “Adjusting 0°,
33.9° and 45° bevel positive stops.”
D
B
Fig. 16
DISCONNECT THE MACHINE FROM THE POWER SOURCE.
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Place a framing square (E) Fig 16 on the table against the right fence (D). Rotate the movable table (A) Fig. 16 until
the blade (C) is 90° to the right fence.
Adjust the front miter scale (B) Fig. 16 so that 0° detent notch is engaged.
Adjust the miter curser (F) Fig. 17 so that the pointer is aligned with the 0° mark on the scale by loosening the screw
(G), adjusting the cursor (F), and tightening the screw (G).
Place one end of a framing square (A) Fig. 18 against the front of the right fence (B) and the other end against the
left fence base (C). Use the supplied wrench to loosen left fence base mounting screws (D) and adjust the left fence
base parallel to the right fence.
A
D
F
G
B
C
Fig. 17
Fig. 18
A
A
TABLE HAZARD ZONE
The area inside the two red lines (A) Fig.
21 on the table is designated as a hazard zone. Never
place your hand(s) inside the "Table Hazard Zone"
(within the red lines) WHILE THE TOOL IS BEING
OPERATED. Clamp all workpieces which would
cause your hand(s) to be within the red lines.
Fig. 21
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TILTING CUTTINGHEAD FOR BEVEL CUTTING
DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER SOURCE.
A
D
A
C
B
H
Fig. 22
Fig. 23
IMPORTANT: Move the sliding fence to the left or right to provide clearance for the blade and guard. The DEGREE of
tilt determines how far to move the sliding fence. Refer to the section “ADJUSTING SLIDING FENCE.”
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The cuttinghead of your compound miter saw can be tilted to cut any bevel angle from a 90° straight cut-off to a 48° bevel
angle left. Raise bevel lock lever (A) Fig. 22.
Positive stops (A) Fig. 23 are provided to rapidly position the saw blade at 0°, 33.9° and 45°. Refer to the section of this
manual titled “ADJUSTING 0°, 33.9° AND 45° BEVEL POSITIVE STOPS.” The bevel angle of the cuttinghead is
determined by the position of the pointer (B) on the scale (C).
In addition, a marked indicator (D) is provided on the bevel scale (33.9°) for cutting crown moulding. Refer to the
“CUTTING CROWN MOULDING” section of this manual.
SELECTING 0°, 33.9°, AND 45° BEVEL POSITIVE STOPS
The bevel setting feature utilizes a sliding plate (A) Fig. 24, pin (B), and bushing (C) design that is used to select the bevel
angle. The position of the pin (B) and the sliding plate (A) determine the bevel angle.
DISCONNECT THE MACHINE FROM THE POWER SOURCE.
1. Position the bevel detent plate so that the desired angle (A) Fig. 23 is exposed immediately to the left of the housing (H)
Fig. 23.
2. Lift the front handle (A) Fig. 22 to disengage bevel lock.
3. Tilt the cuttinghead left as desired until it stops on plate (A) Fig. 23. NOTE: Fig. 25 illustrates the sliding plate positioned
for 45° left.
4. Lower the front handle to engage the bevel lock.
NOTE: To perform a bevel cut of more than 45°, pull the bevel pin (B) out to bypass the bevel detent plate. 48° is possible.
A
A
C
B
B
Fig. 24
Fig. 25
Make sure that the fence is clear of the guard and blade before operating the saw.
ADJUSTING 0°, 33.9°, AND 45° BEVEL POSITIVE STOPS
The bevel adjustment utilizes a sliding plate (A) Fig. 24, pin (B), and bushing (C) design feature that can be adjusted to fineadjust the bevel angle. The position of the pin within the bushing is adjustable and, when set, determines the bevel angle. To
adjust, loosen the pin locking screws, move to desired location, and tighten securely.
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DISCONNECT THE MACHINE FROM THE POWER SOURCE.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Position the bevel detent plate so that the desired angle (A) Fig. 25 is exposed.
Lift the front handle (A) Fig. 26 to disengage the bevel lock.
Tilt the cuttinghead left until it stops on the plate (B) Fig. 25.
To adjust, loosen the pin locking set screw (C) Fig. 27 (shown from the rear), located on the side of the trunnion and rotate the
bushing (B) to the desired location. Rotate the bushing clockwise to decrease and counterclockwise to increase the bevel
angle. Tighten screw (C) securely.
A
B
C
A
Fig. 26
Fig. 27
NOTE: To perform a bevel cut more than 45°, pull bevel pin (B)
Fig. 28 out to bypass the bevel detent plate. 48° is possible.
A
Make sure that the fence is clear of the
guard and blade before operating the
saw.
ADJUSTING THE BEVEL LOCK
The bevel-locking force has been set at the factory. After a
period of time, you may need to adjust the locking
mechanism. To adjust, place the bevel-locking handle (A) Fig.
26 in the “UP” position and tighten the nut (A) Fig. 29.
Fig. 28
ADJUSTING SLIDING FIT BETWEEN TRUNNION AND BEVEL BRACKET
After a period of time, it may become necessary to adjust the sliding fit between the trunnion and the bevel bracket by tightening the adjusting
nut (C) Fig. 29 at the rear of the tool.
Correct adjustment provides a snug sliding fit between these two parts. This adjustment should not be so tight that it restricts the
tilting movement of the trunnion when bevel cutting, or so loose that it affects the accuracy of the saw cut.
ADJUSTING THE TENSION OF CUTTINGHEAD RETURN SPRING
The tension of the cuttinghead return spring has been adjusted at the factory so that the cuttinghead returns to the “up” position after
a cut has been made. To re-adjust the spring tension, loosen the nut (A) Fig. 30 and turn the adjusting screw (B) Fig. 30 clockwise to
increase, or counterclockwise to decrease the spring tension. Tighten nut (A) securely.
A
A
B
C
Fig. 29
Fig. 30
ADJUSTING SLIDING FIT BETWEEN
CUTTINGHEAD ARM AND TRUNNION
After a period of time, an adjustment of the sliding fit between
the cuttinghead arm (B) Fig. 31, and the trunnion (C) may be
necessary. To adjust, tighten or loosen the nut (D). Correct
adjustment provides a snug sliding fit between these two
parts. This adjustment should not be so tight that it restricts
the sliding movement of the cuttinghead arm (B) or so loose
that it affects the accuracy of the saw cut.
B
D
D
C
Fig. 31
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ADJUSTING LOWER BLADE GUARD
This machine incorporates a blade guard (A) Fig. 32A to cover the rear section of the blade. After an extended period of use, the
movable lower blade guard may not operate smoothly when the cuttinghead is lowered. This can be corrected by adjusting nut (B)
until the lower blade guard moves freely.
Overtightening the nut could impair guard
movement.
NOTE: This unit has been designed with an
articulating rear guard. Before contacting the
workpiece, the rear guard will rotate upward to
expose more of the blade as the cuttinghead is
lowered.
Do not remove any of the blade guards.
Make sure that all guards are in place and
functioning properly before operating the saw.
B
A
Make sure that the fences are clear of the guard
and blade before operating the saw.
Fig. 32A
TYPICAL OPERATIONS AND HELPFUL HINTS
If the size of the workpiece causes your hand to be inside the table hazard zone (see section “TABLE HAZARD
ZONE” SEE FIG. 21), use a clamp to secure the workpiece.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Before cutting, make certain that the cutting arm and table area are at their correct settings and firmly locked in place.
Before cutting, determine that the workpiece is the right size for the saw.
Place the workpiece on the table and hold or clamp it firmly against the fence.
For best results, cut at a slow, even cutting rate.
Never attempt freehand cutting (cutting a workpiece that is not held firmly against the fence and table).
AUXILIARY WOOD FENCE
When performing multiple or repetitive cut-off operations
that result in small cut-off pieces (one inch or less), the saw
blade can catch the cut-off pieces and project them out of the machine or
into the blade guard and housing, possibly causing damage and/or injury. In
order to limit the possibility of personal injury or blade guard damage, mount
an auxiliary wood fence to your saw.
Holes are provided in the fence to attach an auxiliary fence (A) and (B) (Fig.
32B). This auxiliary fence is constructed of straight wood approximately
1/2” thick. Side A should be approximately 5.25" high by 10.5" long and
side B should be approximately 3" high by 10.5" long.
NOTE: The auxiliary fence (A) is used only with the saw blade in the 0° bevel
position (90°) to the table. The auxiliary fence must be removed for all bevel
cuts (blade tilted).
A
B
Fig. 32B
Make sure that the fence is clear of the guard and blade before operating the saw.
CUTTING ALUMINUM
To reduce the risk of injury, use the proper blade when cutting this type of material.
Aluminum extrusions (aluminum screens and storm windows) can easily be cut with your miter saw. When cutting aluminum
extrusions, or other sections that can be cut with a saw blade and are within the capacity of the machine, position the material so
that the blade is cutting through the smallest cross-section, as shown in Fig. 34 The wrong way to cut aluminum angles is illustrated
in Fig. 35. Be sure to apply a stick wax (similar to Johnson’s stick wax #140) to the blade before cutting any aluminum stock. This
stick wax is available at most industrial mill supply houses. The stick wax provides proper lubrication and keeps chips from adhering
to the blade.
Never apply lubricant to the blade while the saw is running.
FENCE
CORRECT
FENCE
INCORRECT
BLADE
BLADE
Fig. 35
Fig. 34
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CUTTING BOWED MATERIAL
1.
2.
Check the workpiece. If it is bowed, position the workpiece on the table as shown in Fig. 36.
When the workpiece is positioned the wrong way (Fig. 37), it will pinch the blade near the completion of the cut.
INCORRECT
CORRECT
Fig. 36
Fig. 37
CUTTING CROWN MOULDING
Make sure that the fence is clear of the guard and blade before operating the saw.
CUTTING CROWN MOULDING
One of the many features of the saw is the ease of cutting crown moulding. The following is an example of cutting both inside and
outside corners on 52/38° wall angle crown moulding.
NOTE: The following procedure for inside or outside crown moulding corners is the same with the exception that the bevel position
will always be at 30° and the miter position will be 35-1/4° to the right or left.
1. Move the table to the 31-5/8° right miter position and lock the table in position. NOTE: A positive stop is provided to find this
angle quickly.
2. Tilt the saw blade to the 33-7/8° left bevel position and tighten bevel lock handle. NOTE: A diamond indicator is provided on the
bevel scale to find this angle quickly.
3. Place the crown moulding on the table with the CEILING EDGE of the moulding against the fence, and make the cut, as shown
in Fig. 38.
NOTE: The piece of crown moulding used for the outside corner will always be on the right hand side of the blade, as shown at (A)
Fig. 38. The piece of crown moulding used for the inside corner will always be on the left hand side of the blade, as shown at (B) Fig.
38.
4. To make the matching halves of the inside and outside corners, simply rotate the table to the 31-5/8° left miter position.
NOTE: A positive stop is provided to find this angle quickly. The saw blade is already tilted to the 33-7/8° bevel position from the
previous cut.
5. Place the crown moulding on the table with the WALL EDGE of the crown moulding against the fence and make the cut. Again,
the piece of crown moulding used for the outside corner will always be on the right side of the blade, as shown at (C) Fig. 39. The
piece of crown moulding used for the inside corner will always be on the left side of the blade, as shown at (D) Fig. 39.
6. Fig. 40 illustrates the two outside corner pieces; the piece cut at (A) Fig. 38 and the piece cut at (C) Fig. 39.
7. Fig. 41 illustrates the two inside corner pieces; the piece cut at (B) Fig. 38, and the piece cut at (D) Fig. 39.
C
D
A
B
Fig. 39
Fig. 38
C
B
A
Fig. 40
D
Fig. 41
Make sure that the fence is clear of the guard and blade before operating the saw.
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MAINTENANCE
Disconnect the machine from the power source.
CHANGING THE BLADE
1.
2.
3.
4.
Use only 12" diameter blades (with 1" arbor holes) that are rated for 5000 RPM or higher.
Use the supplied wrench to loosen screws (A) Fig. 42. NOTE: One screw is located under the arbor cover arm.
Rotate the arbor cover (C) Fig. 43, and move the guard (D) Fig. 43 to the rear, exposing the arbor screw (E).
Remove the arbor screw (E) Fig. 43, by turning screw clockwise with wrench (supplied), while pressing in on arbor
lock (F) Fig. 44. Remove the outside blade flange (G) Fig. 43, and saw blade (H) Fig. 43. Do not remove the inside
blade flange.
5. Attach the new saw blade. Ensure that the teeth of saw blade are pointing down at the front, and attach the
outside blade flange (G) Fig. 43. Check to see that the flats on the outside blade flange are engaged with the flats
on the arbor shaft.
6. Thread the arbor screw (E) Fig. 43, into the saw arbor by turning the screw (E) counterclockwise as far as possible
by hand. Tighten the arbor screw (E) Fig. 43 with the supplied wrench (J) Fig. 44 while pressing in on the arbor lock
(F) Fig. 44.
7. Rotate the arbor cover (C) Fig. 43, and move the guard (D) to the front. Tighten the screws (A) that were loosened
in STEP 2.
D
H
C
A
E
G
Fig. 43
Fig. 42
F
J
Fig. 44
KEEP TOOL CLEAN
Periodically blow out all air passages with dry compressed air. Clean all plastic parts with a soft damp cloth. NEVER
use solvents to clean plastic parts. They could possibly dissolve or otherwise damage the material.
Wear ANSI Z87.1 safety glasses while using compressed air.
FAILURE TO START
Should your tool fail to start, check to make sure the prongs on the cord plug are making good contact with the outlet.
Also, check for blown fuses or open circuit breakers in the line.
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BRUSH INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT
Before inspecting brushes, disconnect the machine from the power source.
Brush life varies, depending on the load on the motor. Check the brushes after the first 50 hours, or after a new set of
brushes has been installed.
After the first check, examine them about every 10 hours.
The brush holders (A) Fig. 45 are located on the motor housing opposite each other. Remove the brush holder cap (A)
Figs. 45 and 46, and remove the brushes for inspection. When the carbon on either brush (B) Fig. 46 is worn to 3/16"
or less, or if either spring or shunt wire (C) is burned or damaged, replace both brushes. If the brushes are found
serviceable after removing, reinstall them in the same position.
B
A
C
A
Fig. 45
Fig.46
ACCESSORIES
A complete line of accessories is available from your Delta Supplier, Porter-Cable • Delta Factory Service Centers,
and Delta Authorized Service Stations. Please visit our Web Site www.deltamachinery.com for a catalog or
for the name of your nearest supplier.
Since accessories other than those offered by Delta have not been tested with this product, use of such
accessories could be hazardous. For safest operation, only Delta recommended accessories should be
used with this product.
PARTS, SERVICE OR WARRANTY ASSISTANCE
All Delta Machines and accessories are manufactured to high quality standards and are serviced by a network
of Porter-Cable • Delta Factory Service Centers and Delta Authorized Service Stations. To obtain additional
information regarding your Delta quality product or to obtain parts, service, warranty assistance, or the location
of the nearest service outlet, please call 1-800-223-7278 (In Canada call 1-800-463-3582).
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Two Year Limited New Product Warranty
Delta will repair or replace, at its expense and at its option, any new Delta machine, machine part, or machine accessory
which in normal use has proven to be defective in workmanship or material, provided that the customer returns the product
prepaid to a Delta factory service center or authorized service station with proof of purchase of the product within two
years and provides Delta with reasonable opportunity to verify the alleged defect by inspection. For all refurbished Delta
product, the warranty period is 180 days. Delta may require that electric motors be returned prepaid to a motor
manufacturer’s authorized station for inspection and repair or replacement. Delta will not be responsible for any asserted
defect which has resulted from normal wear, misuse, abuse or repair or alteration made or specifically authorized by
anyone other than an authorized Delta service facility or representative. Under no circumstances will Delta be liable for
incidental or consequential damages resulting from defective products. This warranty is Delta’s sole warranty and sets
forth the customer’s exclusive remedy, with respect to defective products; all other warranties, express or implied, whether
of merchantability, fitness for purpose, or otherwise, are expressly disclaimed by Delta.
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PORTER-CABLE • DELTA SERVICE CENTERS
(CENTROS DE SERVICIO DE PORTER-CABLE • DELTA)
Parts and Repair Service for Porter-Cable • Delta Machinery are Available at These Locations
(Obtenga Refaccion de Partes o Servicio para su Herramienta en los Siguientes Centros de Porter-Cable • Delta)
ARIZONA
Tempe 85282 (Phoenix)
2400 West Southern Avenue
Suite 105
Phone: (602) 437-1200
Fax: (602) 437-2200
CALIFORNIA
Ontario 91761 (Los Angeles)
3949A East Guasti Road
Phone: (909) 390-5555
Fax: (909) 390-5554
San Leandro 94577 (Oakland)
3039 Teagarden Street
Phone: (510) 357-9762
Fax: (510) 357-7939
COLORADO
Arvada 80003 (Denver)
8175 Sheridan Blvd., Unit S
Phone: (303) 487-1809
Fax: (303) 487-1868
FLORIDA
Davie 33314 (Miami)
4343 South State Rd. 7 (441)
Unit #107
Phone: (954) 321-6635
Fax: (954) 321-6638
Tampa 33609
4538 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Phone: (813) 877-9585
Fax: (813) 289-7948
GEORGIA
Forest Park 30297 (Atlanta)
5442 Frontage Road,
Suite 112
Phone: (404) 608-0006
Fax: (404) 608-1123
ILLINOIS
Addison 60101 (Chicago)
400 South Rohlwing Rd.
Phone: (630) 424-8805
Fax: (630) 424-8895
Woodridge 60517 (Chicago)
2033 West 75th Street
Phone: (630) 910-9200
Fax: (630) 910-0360
MARYLAND
Elkridge 21075 (Baltimore)
7397-102 Washington Blvd.
Phone: (410) 799-9394
Fax: (410) 799-9398
MASSACHUSETTS
Braintree 02185 (Boston)
719 Granite Street
Phone: (781) 848-9810
Fax: (781) 848-6759
Franklin 02038 (Boston)
Franklin Industrial Park
101E Constitution Blvd.
Phone: (508) 520-8802
Fax: (508) 528-8089
MICHIGAN
Madison Heights 48071 (Detroit)
30475 Stephenson Highway
Phone: (248) 597-5000
Fax: (248) 597-5004
MINNESOTA
Minneapolis 55429
5522 Lakeland Avenue North
Phone: (763) 561-9080
Fax: (763) 561-0653
Cleveland 44125
8001 Sweet Valley Drive
Unit #19
Phone: (216) 447-9030
Fax: (216) 447-3097
MISSOURI
North Kansas City 64116
1141 Swift Avenue
Phone: (816) 221-2070
Fax: (816) 221-2897
OREGON
Portland 97230
4916 NE 122 nd Ave.
Phone: (503) 252-0107
Fax: (503) 252-2123
St. Louis 63119
7574 Watson Road
Phone: (314) 968-8950
Fax: (314) 968-2790
NEW YORK
Flushing 11365-1595 (N.Y.C.)
175-25 Horace Harding Expwy.
Phone: (718) 225-2040
Fax: (718) 423-9619
NORTH CAROLINA
Charlotte 28270
9129 Monroe Road, Suite 115
Phone: (704) 841-1176
Fax: (704) 708-4625
OHIO
Columbus 43214
4560 Indianola Avenue
Phone: (614) 263-0929
Fax: (614) 263-1238
PENNSYLVANIA
Willow Grove 19090
520 North York Road
Phone: (215) 658-1430
Fax: (215) 658-1433
TEXAS
Carrollton 75006 (Dallas)
1300 Interstate 35 N, Suite 112
Phone: (972) 446-2996
Fax: (972) 446-8157
Houston 77038
4321 Sam Houston Parkway,
West
Suite 180
Phone: (281) 260-8887
Fax: (281) 260-9989
WASHINGTON
Auburn 98001(Seattle)
3320 West Valley HWY, North
Building D, Suite 111
Phone: (253) 333-8353
Fax: (253) 333-9613
Authorized Service Stations are located in many large cities. Telephone 800-438-2486 or 731-541-6042 for assistance locating one.
Parts and accessories for Porter-Cable·Delta products should be obtained by contacting any Porter-Cable·Delta Distributor, Authorized
Service Center, or Porter-Cable·Delta Factory Service Center. If you do not have access to any of these, call 800-223-7278 and you will
be directed to the nearest Porter-Cable·Delta Factory Service Center. Las Estaciones de Servicio Autorizadas están ubicadas en muchas
grandes ciudades. Llame al 800-438-2486 ó al 731-541-6042 para obtener asistencia a fin de localizar una. Las piezas y los accesorios
para los productos Porter-Cable·Delta deben obtenerse poniéndose en contacto con cualquier distribuidor Porter-Cable·Delta, Centro
de Servicio Autorizado o Centro de Servicio de Fábrica Porter-Cable·Delta. Si no tiene acceso a ninguna de estas opciones, llame al
800-223-7278 y le dirigirán al Centro de Servicio de Fábrica Porter-Cable·Delta más cercano.
CANADIAN PORTER-CABLE • DELTA SERVICE CENTERS
ALBERTA
Bay 6, 2520-23rd St. N.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 8L2
Phone: (403) 735-6166
Fax: (403) 735-6144
BRITISH COLUMBIA
8520 Baxter Place
Burnaby, B.C.
V5A 4T8
Phone: (604) 420-0102
Fax: (604) 420-3522
MANITOBA
1699 Dublin Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3H 0H2
Phone: (204) 633-9259
Fax: (204) 632-1976
ONTARIO
505 Southgate Drive
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 6M7
Phone: (519) 767-4132
Fax: (519) 767-4131
QUÉBEC
1515 ave.
St-Jean Baptiste, Suite 160
Québec, Québec
G2E 5E2
Phone: (418) 877-7112
Fax: (418) 877-7123
1447, Begin
St-Laurent, (Montréal),
Québec
H4R 1V8
Phone: (514) 336-8772
Fax: (514) 336-3505
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JETSTREAM®, ‘kickstand®, LASERLOC®, MICRO-SET®, Micro-Set®, MIDI LATHE®, MORTEN™, NETWORK™, OMNIJIG®, POCKET
CUTTER®, PORTA-BAND®, PORTA-PLANE®, PORTER-CABLE®&(design), PORTER-CABLE®PROFESSIONAL POWER TOOLS, Posi-Matic®,
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