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Glossary Of Terms - Craftsman CMXETAX69434502 Instruction Manual

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The table below shows the correct size to use, depending on
the cord length and nameplate amperage rating. If in doubt,
use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number,
the heavier the cord.
Total Length of Cord in Feet (Meter)
0 - 25
(0 - 7.6)
Not More
0 - 6
6 - 10
10 - 12
12 - 16
Be sure extension cords are properly wired and in good
condition. Always replace a damaged extension cord or have
it repaired by a quali ed technician before using it. Protect
extension cords from sharp objects, excessive heat, and damp
or wet areas.
Use a separate electrical circuit for power tools. This circuit
must not be less than #14 wire with a 15 Amp time-delayed
fuse, and should be protected with a time-delayed circuit
breaker or fuse. Before connecting the tool to the power line,
make sure the switch is in the OFF position and the electric
current is rated the same as the current stamped on the
motor's nameplate. Running at a lower voltage will damage
the motor.
WARNING: To avoid electrical hazards, re hazards,
or damage to the tool, use proper circuit protection.
WARNING: Keep the extension cord clear of the
working area. position the cord so that it will not get
caught on lumber, tools, or other obstructions while
you are working with a power tool. Failure to do so
can result in serious personal injury.
WARNING: Check extension cords before each use. If
damaged, replace immediately. Never use tool with a
damaged cord since touching the damaged area
could cause electrical shock resulting in serious injury.


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.
Anti-kickback Pawls: Kickback is a hazard in which the
workpiece is thrown back toward the operator. The teeth on
the anti-kickback pawls point away from the workpiece. If the
workpiece should be pulled back toward the operator, the teeth
dig into the wood to help prevent or reduce the possibility of
Bevel Scale: The easy-to-read scale on the front of the cabinet
shows the exact blade angle.
26 - 50
51 - 100
101 - 150
(7.9 - 15.2)
(15.5 - 30.5)
(30.8 - 45.7)
Not Recommended
Blade: For maximum performance, it is recommended that
you use the 10 in. (254 mm) carbide tipped combination blade
provided with your saw. The blade is raised and lowered with
the height/bevel adjusting handwheel. Bevel angles are locked
with the bevel locking lever. Additional blade styles of the same
high quality are available for speci c operations such as ripping.
Your local dealer can provide you with complete information.
Blade kerf width must be within the limits stamped on the
riving knife.
WARNING: Do not use blades rated less than the
speed of this tool. Failure to heed this warning could
result in personal injury.
WARNING: Be careful when changing the blade.
Blades are sharp. Wear work gloves when removing
or installing the blade.
Blade Guard: Always keep the guard down over the blade for
through-sawing cuts.
Bevel Locking Lever: This lever under the worktable surface
on the front of the cabinet, locks the angle setting of the blade.
Height/Bevel Adjusting Handwheel: Located on the front
of the cabinet, this handwheel is used to lower and raise the
blade for adjustments or blade replacement. The handwheel
also makes the adjustment for bevel angles easy.
Miter Gauge: The miter gauge aligns the wood for a cross cut.
The easy-to-read indicator shows the exact angle for a miter
Miter Gauge Grooves: The miter gauge rides in these grooves
in the table on either side of the blade.
Scale: Located on the front rail, the easy-to-read scale provides
precise measurements for rip cuts.
Riving Knife: A metal piece, slightly thinner than the saw
blade, which helps keep the kerf open and prevent kickback.
Overload Reset Switch: The saw is equipped with the
overload reset switch to prevent the saw from overload
damage. The saw will automatically shut o if the machine
was with overloaded cutting or low voltage. Wait for the motor
to cool down for at least ve minutes. And press the overload
reset switch button to resume the overload switch. After the
motor has cooled down, press the green "I"-button on the
ON/OFF switch to restart saw.
Arbor: The shaft on which a blade or cutting tool is mounted.
Working table: Surface where the workpiece rests while
performing a cutting operation.
Kerf: The material removed by the blade in a through-cut, or
the slot produced by the blade in a non-through or partial cut.
Push Stick: A push stick should be used for narrow ripping
operations when work piece 6 in. (152 mm) wide or less. These
aids help to keep the operator's hands well away from the
Kickback: A hazard that can occur when the blade binds or
stalls, throwing the workpiece back toward the operator.
Ripping or Rip Cut: A cutting operation along the length of
the workpiece.
Bevel Cut: A cutting operation made with the blade at any
angle other than 90° to the table surface.

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