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Ryobi Jig Saw Operator's Manual

Ryobi technologies inc. jig saw operator's manual.
Your new Jig Saw has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi's 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.
Thank you for buying a Ryobi product.
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OPERATOR'S MANUAL
Variable Speed, Orbital, Scrolling
Jig Saw
JS550

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    Your new Jig Saw has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi’s 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.

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS n Introduction ... 2 n General Safety Rules...3-4 n Specific Safety Rules ... 4 n Symbols ...5-6 n Electrical... 7 n Features...8-9 n Unpacking ... 10 n Assembly... 10 n Operation...11-16 n Adjustments ... 17 n Maintenance... 18 n Parts Ordering / Service ...

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    WARNING: Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WORK AREA n Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite accidents. n Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust.

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    SERVICE n Tool service must be performed only by qualified re- pair personnel. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel may result in a risk of injury. n Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when per- forming an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord.

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    Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpreta- tion of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer. SYMBOL NAME Volts Amperes Hertz Watt Minutes Alternating Current Direct Current...

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    The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product. SYMBOL SIGNAL DANGER: WARNING: CAUTION: CAUTION: SERVICE Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should be performed only by a qualified service technician. For service we suggest you return the product to your nearest AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair.

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    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 protecting insulation. Double insulated tools do not need to be grounded. WARNING: The double insulated system is intended to protect the user from shock resulting from a break in the tool's internal...

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    Stroke Length... 1 in. (25.4 mm) Maximum Cutting Depth in Wood...2-3/4 in. (70 mm) Orbital Settings ... 4 Net Weight...5.8 lbs. ( 2.63 kg.) VACUUM ATTACHMENT VARIABLE SPEED LOCK-ON BUTTON CONTROL SELECTOR TRIGGER SWITCH WOOD CUTTING SAW BLADE ORBITAL ADJUSTMENT KNOB Fig. 1...

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    Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself with all operating Features and Safety Rules. SWITCH The jig saw has a conveniently located trigger switch. VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL SELECTOR The trigger switch has a variable speed control selector to adjust the speed of the jig saw.

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    Holding the clamping lever up, insert the saw blade as far as possible into the slot in the saw bar. n Check to make sure the back of the saw blade is centered in the groove of the roller guide.

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    Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes, resulting in possible serious injury. APPLICATIONS You may use the jig saw for the purposes listed below: n Sawing non-ferrous metal, sheet steel, wood, plastic, and similar materials. SWITCH See Figure 4.

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    Running at low speeds under constant usage may cause your saw to become overheated. If this occurs, cool your saw by running it without a load and at full speed. The following guidelines may be used in determining correct...

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    STRAIGHT CUT See Figures 7 and 8. Your saw is equipped with a lock for locking the scrolling knob in the forward facing position. This should be locked for all straight cuts as shown in figure 8. A straight cut can be made by clamping a piece of wood or straightedge to the workpiece and guiding the edge of the saw against it.

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    Retighten the base locking lever. n Unlock the scrolling mechanism of your saw by sliding the scrolling knob lock, located on the front of the jig saw, to the right. n Rotate the scrolling mechanism with your free hand as you apply pressure in the direction of the cut with your other hand as shown in figure 11.

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    ANGLE CUTTING (BEVEL CUTTING) See Figures 12 and 13. Bevel cutting angles may be adjusted from 0° to 45° right or left. Angles for cuts from 0° to 45° in 15° increments are marked on a scale on both the left and right side of the base. An arrow under the motor assembly provides an indicator at each of the above mentioned 15°...

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    Use only the 7 teeth per inch blade for this type of cut. METAL CUTTING NOTE: The jig saw has to be in the no-orbit mode to cut metals and conduit. Set the orbital adjustment knob to "0". Many kinds of metals can be cut with the saw. Be careful not to twist or bend the blades.

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    See Figures 17 and 18. The base locking lever may need occasional adjustment. It may be necessary to tighten the lever. n Unplug the saw. n If attached, remove the vacuum attachment. n Remove the base plate screws and base plate by remov- ing the six base screws to expose the adjusting nut.

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    WARNING: When servicing use only identical Ryobi replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product damage. WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields during power tool operation or when blowing dust.

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    NOTES...

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    Ryobi Authorized Service Center. Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit. Please call 1-800-525-2579 for your nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center. You can also check our web site at www.ryobitools.com for a complete list of Authorized Service Centers.

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