ASSEMBLING AND ADJUSTING YOUR SAW
PERFORM ALL ASSEMBLY WITH SAW UNPLUGGED. ATTACH MITER CLAMP HANDLE.
Remove the miter clamp handle (4) from the plastic parts bag and carefully thread it into the bracket in the
front of the saw.
ATTACHING DUST BAG
A zippered cloth dust bag is included with your saw. To attach the bag, fit the plastic opening firmly over the
dust spout (9).
NOTE: The saw can also be used with a vacuum cleaner hose attached to the dust spout or without any
PERFORM ALL ADJUSTMENTS WITH THE MITER SAW UNPLUGGED.
NOTE: Your miter saw is fully and accurately adjusted at the factory at the time of manufacture. If readjustment
due to shipping and handling or any other reason is required, follow the steps below to adjust your saw:
• MITER SCALE ADJUSTMENT. Place a square against the saw's fence and blade, as shown in Fig. D.
(Do not touch the tips of the blade teeth with the square. To do so will cause an inaccurate measurement.)
Loosen the miter clamp handle (4) as shown in Fig. E and swing the miter arm until the miter latch (5) locks
it at the 0 miter position. Do not tighten the clamp handle. If the saw blade is not exactly perpendicular to the
fence, loosen the two screws that hold the handle to the base (shown in Fig. 6) and move the arm of the
saw left or right until the blade is perpendicular to the fence, as measured with the square. Retighten the
two screws. Pay no attention to the reading of the miter pointer at this point.
• GUARD ACTUATION AND VISIBILITY. The blade guard on your saw has been designed to automatically
raise when the arm is brought down and to lower over the blade when the arm is raised. The guard can
be raised by hand when installing or removing saw blades or for inspection of the saw. Never raise the
blade guard manually unless the saw is turned off.
NOTE: Certain special cuts will require that you manually raise the guard. To do this, simply place your
right thumb on the upper side of the guard and roll the guard up just enough to clear the workpiece.
Never tie up or otherwise prevent the guard from operating normally.
Plug the saw into any power source. Refer to the nameplate for voltage. Be sure the cord will not
interfere with your work.
To turn the saw on, depress the trigger switch (16). To turn the tool off, release the switch. There is no
provision for locking the switch on.
BODY AND HAND POSITION (SEE FIG. G)
Proper positioning of your body and hands when operating the miter saw will make cutting easier, more
accurate and safer. Never place hands near cutting area. Place hands no closer than 6" from the blade.
Hold the workpiece tightly to the table and the fence when cutting. Keep hands in position until the trigger
has been released and the blade has completely stopped. Always make dry runs (unpowered) before
finish cuts so that you can check the path of the blade. do not cross hands, as shown in Fig. G.
CUTTING WITH YOUR SAW
NOTE: Although this saw will cut wood and many nonferrous materials, we will limit our discussion to
the cutting of wood only. The same guidelines apply to the other materials. Do not cut ferrous (iron and
steel) materials or masonry with this saw. Do not use any abrasive blades.