SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS This manual contains information that is important for you to know and understand. This information relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS. To help you recog- nize this information, we use the symbols below. Please read the manual and pay attention to these sections.
Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord to carry the tools or pull the plug from an outlet. Keep cord away from heat, all, sharp edges or moving parts. Replace damaged cords immediately. Damaged cords increase the risk of electric shock. When operating a power tool outside, use an outdoor extension cord marked “W-A”...
Cable strongly recommends that this tool NOT be modified and/or used for any application other than for which it was designed. If you have any questions relative to its application DO NOT use the tool until you have written Porter-Cable and we have advised you. Technical Service Manager Porter-Cable Corporation...
When servicing use only identical replacement parts. MOTOR Many Porter-Cable tools will operate on either D.C., or single phase 25 to 60 cycle A.C. current and voltage within plus or minus 5 percent of that shown on the specification plate on the tool. Several models, however, are designed for A.C.
EXTENSION CORD SELECTION If an extension cord is used, make sure the conductor size is large enough to prevent excessive voltage drop which will cause loss of power and possible motor damage. A table of recommended extension cord sizes will be found in this section.
SELECTING THE BLADE For best performance, longer blade life, and smoother cut, select the proper blade for the job. A wide assortment of Porter-Cable blades is listed in the back of this manual. When cutting metal always select a blade which will allow at least three teeth to be engaged in the thickness of material.
work the blade up and down while rotating the clamp (in a counter- clockwise direction). If the blade breaks leaving nothing to grasp (to pull it from the clamp), it may be necessary to use another blade as a tool to aid in removing the broken piece (see Fig.
OPERATING CONTROLS AND ADJUSTMENTS HOW TO HOLD SAW The gear housing, intermediate plate, blade and pivoting guide shoe may be made live if the blade cuts into live wiring within a wall. TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL ELECTRICAL SHOCK THE SAW MUST BE HELD AS SHOWN IN FIG. 8, AND HAVE THE RUBBER FRONT HOUSING COVER PROPERLY INSTALLED AND NOT DAMAGED.
DUAL BLADE MOTION Model 737 has dual blade motion: you have a choice of straight reciprocating motion, as shown in Fig. 10, or orbital motion as shown in Fig. 11. Straight reciprocating motion should be used for all metal cutting operations, and for wood cutting applications where finish is more important than speed.
OPERATIONS BEFORE YOU START TO WORK Select the blade best suited for the material to be cut (see ACCESSORIES). For greatest economy, use the shortest blade suitable for the thickness of the material to be cut. Be sure the material to be cut is rigid. Small work pieces should be securely clamped in a bench vise or with clamps to the work table.
SERVICE CENTER. At approximately 100 hours of use, take or send your tool to your nearest authorized Porter-Cable Service Station to be thoroughly cleaned and inspected. Have worn parts replaced and lubricate with fresh lubricant. Have new brushes installed, and test the tool for performance.
A complete line of accessories is available from your Porter-Cable · Delta Supplier, Porter-Cable · Delta Factory Service Centers, and Porter-Cable Authorized Service Stations. Please visit our Web Site for a catalog or for the name of your nearest cable.com supplier.
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 •...