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Auxiliary Fence; Cutting Tips; Making Cuts; Through Cuts - Craftsman CMXETAX69434502 Instruction Manual

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Auxiliary fence

An auxiliary fence is a device used to close the gap between
rip fence and working table. ALWAYS make and use an
auxiliary fence when ripping material 1/8 in. (3 mm) or
thinner to prevent stock from slipping under fence.
How to make and attach an auxiliary
fence (for rip cutting thin workpiece)
(Fig. 25)
Select a piece of wood 3/4 in. (19 mm) thick, 2 3/8 in.
(60 mm) wide and as long as the rip fence.
Drill a 1/4 in. (6 mm) hole, 1 in. (25 mm) from each end
and 1 1/8 in. (28.5 mm) from bottom of the rip fence
Drill a 1/4 in. (6 mm) hole in the middle rip fence 1/2 in.
(12.5 mm) from bottom of rip fence.
Attach auxiliary fence to the rip fence ; place wood
against rip fence and rmly on the working table.
From back side of rip fence, secure wood to fence using
wood screws (not included).
Fig. 25

Through cuts

WARNING: Always make sure the blade guard and
anti-kickback pawls are in place and working
properly when making these cuts to avoid possible
WARNING: Use extra caution when cutting wood
products having slippery surface as the anti-kickback
pawls may not always be e ective.
WARNING: DO NOT use blades rated less than the
speed of this tool. Failure to heed this warning could
result in personal injury.
WARNING: To avoid kickback, make sure one side of
the workpiece is securely against the rip fence during
any rip cut, and hold the workpiece rmly against the
miter gauge during any miter cut.
WARNING: DO NOT attempt compound miter cuts,
with blade beveled and miter fence angled, until you
are thoroughly familiar with the basic cuts and
understand how to avoid kickback.
WARNING: DO NOT attempt to make any cuts not
covered here.
WARNING: Using rip fence as a cuto gauge when
cross cutting will result in kickback which can cause
serious personal injury.
WARNING: NEVER make freehand cuts (cuts without
miter gauge or rip fence). Unguided workpieces can
result in serious injury.
WARNING: Never make through cuts without the
blade guard in place. Failure to heed this instruction
could result in serious personal injury.

Cutting tips

Dado and rabbet cuts are non-through cuts which can be
either rip cuts or cross cuts. Carefully read and understand
all sections of this operator's manual before attempting any
The kerf (the cut made by the blade in the wood) will be
wider than the blade to avoid overheating or binding.
Make allowance for the kerf when measuring wood.
Make sure the kerf is made on the waste side of the
measuring line.
Cut the wood with the finish side up.
Knock out loose knots before making cut.
Always provide proper support for wood as it comes out
of saw.
WARNING: Do not use blades rated less than the
speed of this tool. Failure to heed this warning could
result in personal injury.

Making cuts

WARNING: Before making any cuts, make sure that
the table saw stand is on a rm level surface where
there is plenty of room to handle and properly support
the table saw and the workpiece. If a suitable location
can not be found, then the saw should not be used.
Operating the saw in a location that does not provide
adequate space and stable footing for the table saw
stand could create a tipping hazard which could
result in serious personal injury.
WARNING: DO NOT attempt to make any cuts not
covered in this MANUAL and this tool is not permitted
for making cuts for other commercial purposes.
Failure to heed this warning will result in serious
personal injury.
The blade provided with the saw is a high-quality
combination blade suitable for ripping and cross cut
operations. Carefully check all setups and rotate the
blade one full revolution to assure proper clearance

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