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Porter-Cable 747 Instruction Manual

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manual
MODEL 747 with
Dual Cutting Action,
Keyless Quik-Change™
Blade Clamp,
Keyless Quik-Change™
Guide Shoe,
Rotating Handle
MODEL 746 with
Keyless Quik-Change™
Blade Clamp,
Keyless Quik-Change™
Guide Shoe
MODEL 745
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http://www.porter-cable.com
Copyright © 2005 Porter-Cable Corporation
ESPAÑOL: PÁGINA 19
FRANÇAISE : PAGE 35
Double Insulated Variable
Speed TIGER SAW
All-Purpose Saws
Please make certain that the person who is
to use this equipment carefully reads and
understands these instructions before
starting operations.
The Model and Serial No. plate is located on the main
housing of the tool. Record these numbers in the
spaces below and retain for future reference.
Model No. ______________________________________
Type ___________________________________________
Serial No. _______________________________________
®
IMPORTANT
Part No. 906944 - 04-11-05

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  • Page 1 Instruction manual MODEL 747 with Dual Cutting Action, Keyless Quik-Change™ Blade Clamp, Keyless Quik-Change™ Guide Shoe, Rotating Handle MODEL 746 with Keyless Quik-Change™ Blade Clamp, Keyless Quik-Change™ Guide Shoe MODEL 745 To learn more about Porter-Cable visit our website at: http://www.porter-cable.com...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ......2 SAFETY GUIDELINES ........3 GENERAL SAFETY RULES .
  • Page 3: Safety Guidelines

    SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS It is important for you to read and understand this manual. The information it contains relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols below are used to help you recognize this information. indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 4: General Safety Rules

    GENERAL SAFETY RULES Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term "power tool" in all of the warnings listed below refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
  • Page 5 GENERAL SAFETY RULES d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury. e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
  • Page 6: Additional Specific Safety Rules

    ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a "live" wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool "live"...
  • Page 7 SYMBOL ... volts ... amperes ... hertz ... watts ... kilowatts ... farads µF ... microfarads ... litres ... grams ... kilograms ... bars ... pascals ... hours ... minutes ... seconds ... no-load speed …/min or …min - ... Revolutions or reciprocations per minute or d.c.
  • Page 8: Functional Description

    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.
  • Page 9: Operation

    BLADE CLAMP FEATURES 1. Model 745 is supplied with a standard hex key blade clamp. 2. Models 746 and 747 are supplied with a keyless Quik-Change clamp. INSTALLING THE BLADE DISCONNECT TOOL FROM POWER SOURCE.
  • Page 10 Periodically clean the blade clamp with dry compressed air. DO NOT lubricate the blade clamp. Lubricant can attract contamination. WEAR ANSI Z87.1 SAFETY GLASSES WHILE USING COMPRESSED AIR. Fig. 4 Fig. 3 MODELS 746 and 747 ™ Blade Clamp FLUSH BREAK BROKEN...
  • Page 11 1. Model 745 is supplied with a standard handle. 2. Model 746 is supplied with a soft grip handle. 3. Model 747 is supplied with a rotating handle and soft grip. HOW TO HOLD SAW MODEL 745 and 746 Hold saw as shown in Fig. 8. The gear housing, intermediate plate, blade and pivoting guide shoe may be made live if the blade cuts into live wiring within a wall.
  • Page 12 PREVENT ACCIDENTAL ELECTRICAL SHOCK THE SAW MUST BE HELD AS SHOWN IN FIG. 8A OR 8B, AND MUST HAVE THE RUBBER FRONT HOUSING COVER PROPERLY INSTALLED AND NOT DAMAGED. DO NOT USE THE TOOL UNLESS THE ROTATING HANDLE LOCKED POSITION. IF THE HANDLE WILL NOT LOCK THE TOOL MUST BE RETURNED FOR REPAIR.
  • Page 13 DUAL BLADE MOTION The Model 747 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.
  • Page 14 PIVOTING GUIDE SHOE FEATURES 1. Model 745 is supplied with a standard hex key guide shoe. 2. Models 746 and 747 are supplied with a keyless Quik-Change ™ guide shoe. ADJUSTING PIVOTING GUIDE SHOE DISCONNECT TOOL FROM POWER SOURCE. DO NOT OPERATE THE TIGER SAW ®...
  • Page 15: Sawing Wood

    The Models 746 and 747 are supplied with a keyless Quik-Change ™ pivoting guide shoe. To adjust, rotate lever (A) Fig. 12B. releasing the pivoting guide shoe (B). Adjust to desired position and close lever (A) Fig. 12C. The keyless Quik-Change ™...
  • Page 16: Troubleshooting

    Fig. 13 SAWING METAL When cutting angle, H-beam, I-beam, channel, etc., start the cut on the surface where the greatest number of teeth will contact the work. To make a pocket cut, drill a starting hole first. To extend blade life, cutting oil can be applied to the work surface along the line of the cut.
  • Page 17: Service

    installed, and test the tool for performance. Any loss of power before the above maintenance check may indicate the need for immediate servicing of your tool. DO NOT CONTINUE TO OPERATE TOOL UNDER THIS CONDITION. If proper operating voltage is present, return your tool to the service station for immediate service.
  • Page 18: Warranty

    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.
  • Page 19: Español

    PORTER-CABLE • DELTA SERVICE CENTERS (CENTROS DE SERVICIO DE PORTER-CABLE • DELTA) (CENTRE DE SERVICE PORTER-CABLE • DELTA) Parts and Repair Service for Porter-Cable • Delta Power Tools are Available at These Locations (Obtenga Refaccion de Partes o Servicio para su Herramienta en los Siguientes Centros de Porter-Cable • Delta) (Locations où...

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