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Ryobi TS1340 Operator's Manual

10 in. (254 mm) compound miter saw
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Your new Miter Saw has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi's high standards for dependability, ease of
operation, and operator safety. 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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OPERATOR'S MANUAL
10 in. (254 mm) Compound Miter Saw
Model TS1340 - Double Insulated

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  • Page 1 Your new Miter Saw has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi's high standards for dependability, ease of operation, and operator safety. 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.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    I Operation ... 18-25 I Maintenance ... 26 I Parts Ordering/Service ... 28 Your saw has many features for making cutting operations more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability have been given top priority in the design of this saw making it easy to maintain and operate.
  • Page 3: Rules For Safe Operation

    For service we suggest you return the tool to your nearest RYOBI AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing use only identical Ryobi replacement parts.
  • Page 4 I KEEP THE WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered work areas and work benches invite accidents. DO NOT leave tools or pieces of wood on the saw while it is in operation. I DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS. Do not use power tools near gasoline or other flammable liquids, in damp or wet locations, or expose them to rain.
  • Page 5 I REPLACEMENT PARTS. All repairs, whether electrical or mechanical, should be made at your nearest autho- rized service center. I WHEN SERVICING, use only identical Ryobi replace- ment parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product damage.
  • Page 6: I Glossary Of Terms

    The area over, under, behind, or in front of the blade. As it applies to the workpiece, that area which will be, or has been, cut by the blade. The distance that the tip of the saw blade tooth is bent (or set) outward from the face of the blade. Through Sawing Any cutting operation where the blade extends completely through the thickness of the workpiece.
  • Page 7: I Unpacking And Tools Needed

    To release the saw arm, push down on top of saw arm and cut the tie-wrap. The following tools (not included) are needed for checking adjustments of your saw or for installing the blade: 12 mm COMBINATION WRENCH...
  • Page 8: I Loose Parts

    The following items are included with your Compound Miter Saw: I 10 in. (254 mm) Saw Blade I Miter Lock Handle I Dust Bag I Dust Guide DUST BAG DUST GUIDE WARNING: The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous and could cause serious personal injury.
  • Page 9: I Features

    TABLE FRAME FEATURES 10 in. BLADE A 10 in. (254 mm) saw blade is included with your compound miter saw. It is fine for most wood cutting operations, but for fine joinery cuts or cutting plastic, use one of the accessory blades available from your nearest dealer.
  • Page 10 For convenience when carrying or transporting your miter saw from one place to another, a carrying handle has been provided on top of the saw arm as shown in figure 3. To transport, turn off and unplug your saw, then lower the saw arm and lock it in the down position.
  • Page 11 SELF-RETRACTING LOWER BLADE GUARD The lower blade guard is made of shock-resistant, see- through plastic that provides protection from each side of the blade. It retracts over the upper blade guard as the saw is lowered into the workpiece. WARNING:...
  • Page 12: I Assembly

    DUST BAG See Figure 9. A dust bag is provided for use on your miter saw. It fits over the exhaust port on the upper blade guard. To install it, remove dust guide from exhaust port. Then, squeeze the two metal clips to open the mouth of the bag and slide it on the exhaust port.
  • Page 13: To Install Blade

    WARNING: A 10 in. (254 mm) blade is the maximum blade capacity of your saw. Never use a blade that is too thick to allow outer blade washer to engage with the flats on the spindle. Larger blades will come in contact with the blade guards, while thicker blades will prevent the blade bolt from securing the blade on the spindle.
  • Page 14 Always install the blade with the blade teeth and the arrow printed on the side of the blade pointing down at the front of the saw. The direction of blade rotation is also stamped with an arrow on the upper blade guard.
  • Page 15: I Adjustments

    Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. I Push down on the saw arm and pull out the lock pin to release the saw arm. I Raise saw arm to its full raised position.
  • Page 16 I The edge of the square and the saw blade should be parallel as shown in figure 17. I If the front or back edge of the saw blade angles away from the square as shown in figures 18 and 19, adjust- ments are needed.
  • Page 17 Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. I Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the lock pin to hold the saw arm in transport position. I Loosen the miter lock handle approximately one-half turn.
  • Page 18: I Operation

    I The saw arm should rise completely to the up position by itself. I If the saw arm does not raise by itself or if there is play in the pivot joints, have saw repaired by at your nearest RYOBI AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER.
  • Page 19 TO CROSSCUT WITH YOUR MITER SAW I Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full height. I Loosen the miter lock handle. Rotate the miter lock handle approximately one-half turn to the left to loosen.
  • Page 20 SCREW BEVEL SCALE I Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full height. I Loosen the miter lock handle. Rotate the miter lock handle approximately one-half turn to the left to loosen. I Press the miter lock plate down with your thumb and hold.
  • Page 21 TO MAKE A COMPOUND CUT WITH YOUR MITER SAW I Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full height. I Loosen the miter lock handle. Rotate the miter lock handle approximately one-half turn to the left to loosen.
  • Page 22 See Figure 29. I Align the cutting line on the workpiece with the edge of saw blade. I Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure it against the fence.
  • Page 23 CUTTING COMPOUND MITERS To aid in making the correct settings, the compound angle setting chart below has been provided. Since compound cuts are the most difficult to accurately obtain, trial cuts should be made in scrap material, and much thought and planning made, prior to making your required cut.
  • Page 24: Cutting Crown Molding

    CUTTING CROWN MOLDING Your compound miter saw does an excellent job of cutting crown molding. In general, compound miter saws do a better job of cutting crown molding than any other tool made. In order to fit properly, crown molding must be compound mitered with extreme accuracy.
  • Page 25: Clamping Wide Workpieces

    Bevel Angle Type of Cut Setting Left side, inside corner 1. Top edge of molding against fence ° 33.85 2. Miter table set right 31.62 3. Save left end of cut Right side, inside corner 1. Bottom edge of molding against fence °...
  • Page 26: I Maintenance

    If operation is dusty, also wear a dust mask. WARNING: To ensure safety and reliability, all repairs should be performed by a qualified service technician at a Ryobi Authorized Service Center to avoid risk of personal injury. Page 26...
  • Page 27 NOTES Page 27...
  • Page 28: I Parts Ordering/Service

    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.