Your miter saw has been engineered and manufactured to our high standard for dependability, ease of operation, and operator safety. When properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance. WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this product.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES WARNING: Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read the operator’s manual carefully. Learn the applications and limitations as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool.
ALWAYS carry the tool only by the carrying handle. AVOID direct eye exposure when using the laser guide. THIS SAW CAN TIP OVER if the saw head is released suddenly and the saw is not secured to a work surface.
SYMBOLS Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer. SYMBOL NAME Volts Amperes Hertz Watt Minutes Alternating Current Direct Current...
To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to use this product until you read thoroughly and un- derstand completely the operator’s manual. If you do not understand the warnings and instructions in the operator’s manual, do not use this product. Call RIDGID ® customer service for assistance.
ELECTRICAL DOUBLE INSULATION Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power tools, which eliminates the need for the usual three-wire grounded power cord. All exposed metal parts are isolated from the internal metal motor components with protect- ing insulation. Double insulated tools do not need to be grounded.
The area over, under, behind, or in front of the blade. As it applies to the workpiece, that area which will be or has been cut by the blade. The distance that the tip of the saw blade tooth is bent (or set) outward from the face of the blade. Snipe (planers) Depression made at either end of a workpiece by cutter blades when the workpiece is not properly supported.
Cutting Capacity with Miter at 45°/Bevel 0°: Maximum nominal lumber sizes: ...2 x 4 Cutting Capacity with Miter at 0°/Bevel 45°: Maximum nominal lumber sizes: ...2 x 6 UPPER BLADE GUARD DUST GUIDE SAW BASE “D” HANDLE SWITCH TRIGGER LOWER BLADE GUARD MITER TABLE...
For convenience when carrying or transporting your miter saw from one place to another, a carrying handle has been provided on top of the saw arm as shown in figure 2. To transport, turn off and unplug your saw, then lower the saw arm and lock it in the down position.
This saw has been shipped with the saw arm secured in the down position. To release the saw arm, push down on the top of the saw arm, cut the tie-wrap, and pull out on the lock pin. Lift the saw arm by the handle. Hand pressure should remain on the saw arm to prevent sudden rise upon release of the tie wrap.
DUST BAG See Figure 9. A dust bag is provided for use on your miter saw. It fits over the exhaust port on the upper blade guard. To install it, remove dust guide from exhaust port. Then, squeeze the two metal clips to open the mouth of the bag and slide it on the exhaust port.
WARNING: A 10 in. blade is the maximum blade capacity of your saw. Never use a blade that is too thick to allow outer blade washer to engage with the flats on the spindle. Larger blades will come in contact...
Turn your saw off and allow the blade to come to a complete stop before raising the saw arm. Next, adjust the bevel angle to 45°, turn your saw on and allow the blade to reach full speed, then carefully make another cut through the zero clearance throat plate.
SQUARING THE SAW BLADE TO THE FENCE See Figures 13 - 18. Unplug the saw. Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the lock pin to hold the saw arm in transport position. Loosen the miter lock handle approximately one-half turn.
TABLE See Figures 19 - 21. Unplug the saw. Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the lock pin to hold the saw arm in transport position. Loosen the miter lock handle approximately one-half turn.
See Figure 22. The laser guide will generate a laser line on the work surface when the saw blade is spinning. The laser line will appear as a broken line on the workpiece when the blade assembly is in the uppermost position and the motor switch is activated.
Bevel and compound cutting NOTE: The blade provided is fine for most wood cutting operations, but for fine joinery cuts or cutting plastic, use one of the accessory blades available from the RIDGID dealer. WARNING: Before starting any cutting operation, clamp or bolt the miter saw to a workbench.
0° position. Miter cross cuts are made with the miter table set at some angle other than zero. Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full height. Loosen the miter lock handle. Rotate the miter lock handle approximately one-half turn to the left to loosen.
NOTE: It may be necessary to adjust the sliding miter fence to assure proper clearance prior to making the cut. Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full height. Loosen the miter lock handle. Rotate the miter lock han- dle approximately one-half turn to the left to loosen.
Use the work clamp or a C-clamp to secure the workpiece when possible. Before turning on the saw, perform a dry run of the cutting operation just to make sure that no problems will occur when the cut is made.
OPERATION CUTTING COMPOUND MITERS To aid in making the correct settings, the compound angle setting chart below has been provided. Since compound cuts are the most difficult to accurately obtain, trial cuts should be made in scrap material, and much thought and planning made, prior to making the required cut.
OPERATION CUTTING CROWN MOLDING Your compound miter saw does an excellent job of cutting crown molding. In general, compound miter saws do a better job of cutting crown molding than any other tool made. In order to fit properly, crown molding must be compound mitered with extreme accuracy.
OPERATION Bevel Angle Type of Cut Setting Left side, inside corner 1. Top edge of molding against fence 33.85° 2. Miter table set right 31.62° 3. Save left end of cut Right side, inside corner 1. Bottom edge of molding against fence 33.85°...
The saw arm should rise completely to the up position by itself. If the saw arm does not raise by itself or if there is play in the pivot joints, have saw repaired at your nearest AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER.
CHANGING THE BATTERIES IN THE LASER See Figure 36. Unplug the saw. Rotate and hold lower blade guard up. Using the hex key (1/16 in.) provided, loosen and remove the screw from the battery compartment then separate the cover from the laser guide.
Tools covers all defects in workmanship or materials and nor- mal wear items such as brushes, chucks, motors, switches, cords, gears and even cordless batteries in this RIDGID tool for three years following the purchase date of the tool. Warranties for other RIDGID products may vary.
MS1065LZA Double Insulated CUSTOMER SERVICE INFORMATION For parts or service, contact your nearest RIDGID authorized service center. Be sure to provide all relevant information when you call or visit. For the location of the authorized service center nearest you, please call 1-866-539-1710 or visit us online at www.ridgid.com.