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Performax 240-3605 Operator's Manual

10” jobsite table saw with foldable stand
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10" Jobsite Table Saw with Foldable Stand
240-3605
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand
operator's manual. save these instructions for future reference. Customer Service
Toll-Free Helpline 1-877-684-8912 (Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm EST.)

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  • Page 1 10” Jobsite Table Saw with Foldable Stand 240-3605 CAUTION: To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand operator’s manual. save these instructions for future reference. Customer Service Toll-Free Helpline 1-877-684-8912 (Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm EST.)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Safety Symbols…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Page 3 Safety Instructions……………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………Page 4 Unpacking…………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………...…..Page 9 Overview / Specifications…………………………………………………………………………………..………………...…….Page 10 Assembly…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..……….Page 13 Installation…………………………………………………………………………………………………....……..…….. Page 30 Operation………………………………………………………………………………………………..……....………… Page 32 Maintenance..................................Page 43 Troubleshooting...................................Page 45 Replacement Parts................................Page 47 Warranty....................................Page 48 _ 2 _...
  • Page 3: Safety Symbols

    SAFETY SYMBOLS Some of these 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 Designation / Explanation Volts Voltage Amperes...
  • Page 4: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. Please pay careful attention to the safety symbols and the definition. The symbol warnings do not, by themselves, eliminate any danger. The instructions and warnings they give are no substitutes for proper accident prevention measures.
  • Page 5: General Safety Rules

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. GENERAL SAFETY RULES PROPOSITION 65 WARNING: Some dust created by using power tools contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • Page 6 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties, or jewelry. They can get caught and draw you into moving parts. Rubber gloves and nonskid footwear are recommended when working outdoors. Also wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
  • Page 7: Specific Safety Rules

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS or if in doubt as to whether the tool is properly grounded. • USE ONLY CORRECT ELECTRICAL DEVICES: 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong grounding plugs and 3-hole receptacles that accept the tool's plug. • DO NOT MODIFY the plug provided. If it will not fit the outlet, have the proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. •...
  • Page 8 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • ALWAYS SECURE WORK firmly against the rip fence or miter gauge. NEVER use the rip fence during the same operation as the miter gauge. • ALWAYS USE A PUSH STICK. A push stick is a device used to push a workpiece through the blade instead of using your hands.
  • Page 9: Unpacking

    UNPACKING Refer to Figures 1a-1c. This product requires assembly. • Open shipping box. Remove all parts and saw body with leg stand assembly B from the box and separate the parts. NOTE: This tool is heavy. To avoid back injury, keep your knees bent and lift with your legs, not your back, and get help when needed.
  • Page 10: Overview / Specifications

    OVERVIEW / SPECIFICATIONS KNOW YOUR TABLE SAW Refer to Figure 2. The safe use of this product requires an understanding of the information on the tool and in this operator’s manual as well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting. Before use of this product, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety rules.
  • Page 11 OVERVIEW / SPECIFICATIONS Figure 2 OPERATING COMPONENTS The upper portion of the blade projects up through the table and is surrounded by an insert called the throat plate. The height of the blade is set with a handwheel on the front of the cabinet. To accommodate wide panels, the saw table has rails on the right side.
  • Page 12: Specifications

    OVERVIEW / SPECIFICATIONS TO LOCK SAW: • Press the switch down. • Remove the switch key from the switch and store in a safe, secure location. WARNING: Always remove the switch key when the tool is not in use and keep it in a safe place. In the event of a power failure, turn the switch OFF ( O ) and remove the key.
  • Page 13: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY Refer to Figures 4-43. CAUTION: Do not attempt assembly if parts are missing. Use this manual to order replacement parts. Be certain all parts are clean and free of shipping preservative. Also, completely remove all parts of packing. WARNING: Do not connect the plug to the outlet until all installations and adjustments have been completed and you have read and understood the safety and operational instructions.
  • Page 14 ASSEMBLY • Attach two shock absorption pads (6) to the stand support (1) with two M8 x 60 Socket Head Bolts (10), M8 flat washers (8) and M8 hex nut (11). • Slide one M10 big flat washer (12), roller sleeve (13), wheel (14) and M8 big flat washer (15) and M8 hex nut (11) on the axle through the hole in the center of the wheel (14).
  • Page 15 ASSEMBLY TO OPEN THE LEG STAND Refer to Figures 7-9. • Grasp the handle on the stand and stand the table saw upright as shown Figure 7. • Step on the release lever and pull the handle toward you at the same time.
  • Page 16 ASSEMBLY TO STORE THE TABLE SAW ACCESSORIES Refer to Figure 10. The table saw has three convenient storage areas (one on Either side or back of the saw cabinet) specifically designed for the saw’s accessories. These accessories must be securely stored.
  • Page 17 ASSEMBLY To close the leg stand: Refer to Figures 11-12. • At the same time, grasp the handle, step on the release lever, and lift up on the handle. Figure 11 • Continue to grasp handle and allow weight of saw to rotate saw down until release lever clicks and locks into place.
  • Page 18 ASSEMBLY • Push the table saw to the desired location then either open the stand for saw operation or store the table saw in a dry environment. HEIGHT/BEVEL ADJUSTING HANDWHEEL Refer to Figure 15. • Turn the height adjusting knob clockwise to raise the blade, and counterclockwise to lower the blade.
  • Page 19 ASSEMBLY Using a screwdriver, adjust the four set screws until the table insert is level with the saw blade. Figure 17 TO CHECK SAW BLADE INSTALLATION Refer to Figure 18. The saw is shipped with the blade installed. Prior to initial use, it is recommended that you check the blade installation as instructed below.
  • Page 20 ASSEMBLY • Using the other opened-ended blade wrench, place the flat open end on the flats on the arbor nut. Holding both wrenches firmly, pull the opened-ended blade wrench on the arbor nut forward to the back of the machine. Make sure the arbor nut is securely tightened.
  • Page 21 ASSEMBLY • Lock the release lever by pushing the lever down. • Reinstall the table insert. To place in the lowest position only for shipping. Figure 21 - Riving Kinfe in Three Position TO INSTALL THE ANTI-KICKBACK PAWLS AND BLADE GUARD Refer to Figures 22-25.
  • Page 22 ASSEMBLY To install anti-kickback pawls: • Unplug the saw. • Place the anti-kickback pawls assembly onto riving knife at notches indicated. The spring pin is placed in the front notch and bolt is placed in the rear notch. • Press anti-kickback pawls assembly completely down and push latch down to secure in position.
  • Page 23 ASSEMBLY CHECK AND ALIGN THE RIVING KNIFE AND SAW BLADE Refer to Figures 26-27. NOTE: If the riving knife is out of alignment with the saw blade, adjustment is needed. To check the alignment of the riving knife: • Unplug the saw. •...
  • Page 24 ASSEMBLY clockwise, or lower it by turning the handle counterclockwise. CHANGING THE BLADE ANGLE Refer to Figures 29. • Unplug the saw. • Loosen the bevel locking lever by turning it counterclockwise. • To adjust the bevel angle, turning the height/bevel adjusting handwheel counterclockwise increases the angle of the blade, bringing it closer to 45°;...
  • Page 25 ASSEMBLY • Set the 45° stop in the same way. The set screw for the 45° stop is located in the right of table insert. Figure 32 ADJUSTING THE BEVEL INDICATOR Refer to Figures 33. If the bevel indicator is not at 0° when the saw blade is at 90°, adjust the indicator by loosening the cross-screw with a Phillips screwdriver (not included) and setting it to 0°...
  • Page 26 ASSEMBLY • If the two measurements are not the same, loosen the two M6 x 16 socket head bolts on the fence using a 5 mm hex key (not included), and then align it. • Retighten the two socket head bolts. •...
  • Page 27 ASSEMBLY USING THE MITER GAUGE Refer to Figures 37-38. The miter gauge provides greater accuracy in angled cuts. For very close tolerances, test cuts are recommended. There are two miter gauge channels, one on either side of the blade. When making a 90°...
  • Page 28 ASSEMBLY USING THE OUTFEED SUPPORT Refer to Figure 41. • The outfeed support slides to give the operator additional support for cutting long workpieces. • With the table saw in the off position, stand behind the saw. • Loosen two locking knobs and grasp the outfeed support with both hands and pull it until it is fully extended.
  • Page 29 ASSEMBLY TO ATTACH DUST EXTRACTION PORT TO SAW Refer to Figure 43. Attach the dust extraction port to the pipe located on the back of saw body as shown in illustration below. Figure 43 TO USE DUST EXTRACTION PORT WARNING: To prevent fire hazard, clean and remove sawdust from under the saw frequently. To prevent sawdust buildup inside the saw housing, for best result, attach a vacuum hose (not included) to the dust extraction port.
  • Page 30: Installation

    INSTALLATION Refer to Figures 44-45. GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: Improper connection of equipment grounding conductor can result in the risk of electrical shock. Equipment should be grounded while in use to protect operator from electrical shock. • Check with a qualified electrician if grounding instructions are not understood or if in doubt as to whether the tool is properly grounded.
  • Page 31 INSTALLATION • Use the table to determine the minimum wire size (A.W.G.) extension cord. • Use only 3-wire extension cords having 3-prong grounding type plugs and 3-pole receptacles which accept the tool plug. • If the extension cord is worn, cut, or damaged in any way, replace it immediately. Extension Cord Length (120V Operation) Wire Size A.W.G.
  • Page 32: Operation

    Refer to Figures 46-60. DESCRIPTION The PERFORMAX 10”Model Number 240-3605 table saw offers precise cutting performance for all woods up to 3-1/2” (89 mm) thick. The 10” Table Saw is recommended for use with a 10” blade. The saw features a right extension table with ripping capacity of 30” (762 mm). Saw body has on board storage for push stick, miter gauge, rip fence and saw blades and blade wrenches.
  • Page 33 OPERATION CAUSES OF KICKBACK Kickback can occur when the blade stalls or binds, causing the workpiece to be kicked back toward the operator with great force and speed. If your hands are near the saw blade, they may be jerked loose from the workpiece and come into contact with the blade.
  • Page 34 OPERATION PUSH BLOCK Refer to Figure 48. • A push block has a handle fastened with recessed screws from the underside. Be sure the screws are recessed. Use it on non-through cuts. CAUTION: Be sure the screws in a push block are recessed to avoid damaging the saw or workpiece. How to make a push block Make a push block using pieces of 3/8”...
  • Page 35 OPERATION HOW TO MAKE AND USE THE FEATHERBOARD Refer to Figures 49-50. To use the featherboard: • Unplug the saw. • Completely lower the saw blade. • Position the rip fence to the desired adjustment for the cut to be performed, and lock the rip fence. •...
  • Page 36 OPERATION wood, and also to finish the cut when ripping a long narrow piece of wood, to prevent your hands from getting close to the blade. Bevel cuts are made with an angled blade. Bevel cross cuts are across the wood grain, and bevel rip cuts are with the grain. The rip fence must always be on the right side of the blade for bevel rip cuts.
  • Page 37 OPERATION with overloaded cutting or low voltage. Turn the switch to the OFF position and allow the motor to cool down for at least five minutes. And press the overload switch button to resume the overload switch. After the motor has cooled down, turn the switch to the ON position;...
  • Page 38 OPERATION NOTE: To prevent unauthorized use, remove the switch key as shown in figure 52. • Let the blade build up to full speed before moving the workpiece into the blade. • Hold the workpiece firmly with both hands and feed the workpiece into the blade. NOTE: The hand closest to the blade should be placed on the miter gauge lock knob and the hand farthest from the blade should be placed on the workpiece.
  • Page 39 OPERATION • Set the blade to the correct depth for the workpiece. • Set the miter gauge to desired angle and tighten the lock knob. • Pull out the outfeed support of the saw for the cut work. • Make sure the wood is clear of the blade before turning on the saw.
  • Page 40 OPERATION workpiece. MAKING A BEVEL RIP CUT Refer to Figure 57. It is recommended you make test cuts on scrap wood. WARNING: The rip fence must be on the right side of the blade to avoid trapping the wood and causing kickback. Placement of the rip fence to the left of the blade will result in kickback and the risk of serious personal injury.
  • Page 41 OPERATION • Make sure the wood is clear of the blade before turning ON the saw. • Hold the workpiece firmly with both hands and feed the workpiece into the blade. NOTE: The hand closest to the blade should be placed on the miter gauge lock knob and the hand farthest from the blade should be placed on the workpiece.
  • Page 42 OPERATION MAKING A NON-THROUGH CUT Refer to Figure 60. Non-through cuts can be made with the grain (ripping) or across the grain (cross cut). The use of a non-through cut is essential to cutting grooves, rabbets, and dadoes. DO NOT perform bevel non-through cuts on this machine.
  • Page 43: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE WARNING: Do not attempt under any circumstances, to service, repair, dismantle, or disassemble any mechanical or electrical components without physically disconnecting all power sources. GENERAL MAINTENANCE Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of commercial solvents.
  • Page 44 MAINTENANCE and contact blade. • Raise the riving knife locking lever to upright position. • Remove arbor nut, outer blade flange and saw blade. • Place one new blade on arbor. Make sure saw blade teeth point down at the front side of saw table. Place outer flange and nut on arbor and use blade wrenches to tighten nut securely.
  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING SYMPTOM POSSIBLE CAUSE(S) CORRECTIVE ACTION Saw will not start 1. Overload tripped 1. Allow motor to cool and reset by pushing 2. Saw is not plugged in reset switch 3. Fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped 2. Plug in saw 4.
  • Page 46 TROUBLESHOOTING SYMPTOM POSSIBLE CAUSE(S) CORRECTIVE ACTION Does not make accurate 45° 1. Miter gauge out of adjustment 1. Adjust miter gauge and 90° Does not make 45° and 90° 1. Positive stop not adjusted correctly. 1. Check blade with square and adjust rip cuts.
  • Page 47: Replacement Parts

    REPLACEMENT PARTS LIST For questions / comments, technical assistance or repair parts - Please call toll free at: 1-877-684-8912 (Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm EST.) PART DESCRIPTION PART# Blade guard assembly 2403605001 Anti-kickback Pawl Assembly 2403605002 Miter Gauge Assembly 2403605003 Rip Fence Assembly 2403605004...
  • Page 48: Warranty

    WARRANTY TWO-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: ® If, during normal use, this PERFORMAX power tool breaks or fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within two years ® from the date of original purchase, simply bring this tool with the original sales receipt back to your nearest Menards retail store.