Improper operation, maintenance or modification of tools or equipment could result in serious injury and property damage. There are certain applications for which tools and equipment are designed. Porter-Cable strongly recommends that this product NOT be modified and/or used for any application other than for which it was designed.
SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS It is important for you to read and understand this manual. The information it contains relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols below are used to help you recognize this information. indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term "power tool" in all of the warnings listed below refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES 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.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES 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 battery tools only with specifically designated battery packs.
ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES g) Always use blades with correct size and shape (diamond versus round) of arbor holes. Blades that do not match the mounting hardware of the saw will run eccentrically, 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.
ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES Lower Guard Safety Instructions p) Check lower guard for proper closing before each use. Do not operate the saw if lower guard does not move freely and close instantly. Never clamp or tie the lower guard into the open position. If saw is accidentally dropped, lower guard may be bent.
(1) battery charger, (2) battery pack, and (3) product using battery. To reduce risk of injury, a Porter-Cable charger should only be used to charge a Porter-Cable battery pack. Other types of batteries may burst causing personal injury and damage. Do not charge a Porter-Cable battery pack with any other charger.
20. Dispose of expended batteries properly. The Porter-Cable Battery Packs contains rechargeable, nickel-cadmium batteries. These batteries must be recycled or disposed of properly. Drop off expended...
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK Before using your cordless tool for the first time, fully charge the battery pack. If the battery pack is installed, remove it by following instructions under INSTALLING OR REMOVING BATTERY PACK. NORMAL CHARGING Make sure that the power circuit voltage is the same as that shown on the charger specification plate.
DIAGNOSTICS The Model 8924 Charger is equipped with a diagnostic system that automatically checks the battery pack each time a pack is inserted into the charger. If no problems are found, the charger will automatically switch to “Fast Charge” mode as described in "NORMAL CHARGING". Make sure that the power circuit voltage is the same as that shown on the charger specification plate.
FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION FOREWORD The Porter-Cable Cordless Circular Saw is designed to cut 2" finished lumber at 45°, using a 150mm (6") diameter, ultra thin-kerf blade having a 1/2" diameter mounting hole. NOTE: This tool is shipped completely assembled. No assembly time or tools are required.
DO NOT use your saw if the telescoping guard is not in working order. If the telescoping guard movement is sluggish or binding exists, return the saw to your nearest AUTHORIZED PORTER-CABLE SERVICE STATION or PORTER-CABLE SERVICE CENTER for repair.
Fig. 7 TO ADJUST DEPTH OF CUT Adjust the depth of cut so that the saw blade just protrudes through the thickness of workpiece being cut. To adjust the depth of cut: Remove the battery pack. Lift up the depth adjusting lever (H) Fig. 9 at the rear of the saw. Raise or lower the saw housing until the blade extends the desired distance below the workpiece.
90° AND 45° BEVEL POSITIVE STOPS This saw is equipped with adjustable positive stops for both 90° (N) Fig. 12, and 45° bevel cuts (O) Fig. 12. Although these have been set at the factory, check them occasionally to ensure accuracy. TO ADJUST 90°...
Fig. 15 Remove the battery pack. Adjust the saw for a 90° cut. Loosen the two screws (Q) Fig. 15. Place a straight edge along the side of the blade, touching the set of the blade teeth at both the front and rear of blade (Fig. 16). Align the left edge of the notch indicator with the straight edge and tighten the two screws (Q) Fig.
2. Insert the nozzle in the exhaust opening and push in until seated. 3. To remove, grasp the nozzle and pull out. Never direct sawdust toward anyone. To avoid personal injury from flying sawdust, keep the exhaust cover closed when the nozzle is not attached.
HOW TO USE THE SAW For your protection, effective control of this powerful saw requires two-handed operation. The saw may be operated either right-handed (Fig. 21) or left- handed (Fig. 22). Support the work properly and hold the saw firmly to prevent loss of control which could cause personal injury.
For narrow rip cuts, the rip guide is available as an accessory. Guide the saw by keeping the inner face of the rip guide (Fig. 20) tight against the edge of the board. For making wider cuts, - plywood and wide sheets - clamp or tack a straight-edge guide or a wooden guide strip on the workpiece.
TROUBLESHOOTING For assistance with your tool, visit our website at www.porter-cable.com for a list of service centers or call the Porter-Cable help line at 1-800-487-8665. MAINTENANCE KEEP TOOL CLEAN Periodically blow out all air passages with dry compressed air. All plastic parts should be cleaned with a soft damp cloth.
PORTER-CABLE LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY Porter-Cable warrants its Professional Power Tools for a period of one year from the date of original purchase. We will repair or replace at our option, any part or parts of the product and accessories covered under this warranty which, after examination, proves to be defective in workmanship or material during the warranty period.
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 888-848-5175 and you will be directed to the nearest Porter-Cable •...