Making a large panel cut (Fig. 33)
Make sure the saw is properly secured to a work surface to
avoid tipping from the weight of a large panel.
WARNING: Make sure the blade guard assembly is
installed and working properly to avoid possible
WARNING: Never make freehand cuts (cuts without
the miter gauge or rip fence). Unguided workpieces
can result in serious injury.
Install feather board in the appropriate position for the
cut being made.
Place a support the same height as the top of the saw
table behind the saw, and on the sides as needed, for
the cut work. Add supports to the sides as needed.
Depending on the shape of the panel, use the rip fence
or miter gauge. If the panel is too large to use either the
rip fence or the miter gauge, it is too large for this saw.
Make sure the wood does not touch the blade before
you turn on the saw.
Turn the saw on.
Position the workpiece at on the table with the edge
ush against the rip fence. Let the blade build up to full
speed before feeding the workpiece into the blade.
Use a push stick to move the piece through the cut and
past the blade.
When the cut is made, turn the saw o . Wait for the
blade to come to a complete stop before removing the
Making a non-through cut (Fig. 34)
Non-through cuts (made with a standard 10 in. blade) can
be made with the grain (ripping) or across the grain (cross
cut). The use of a non-through cut is essential to cutting
grooves, rabbets, and dadoes. This is the only type cut that
is made without the blade guard assembly installed. Make
sure the blade guard assembly is reinstalled upon
completion of this type of cut. Read the appropriate section
which describes the type of cut in addition to this section on
non-through or dado cuts. For example, if your non-through
cut is a straight cross cut, read and understand the section
on straight cross cuts before proceeding.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious injury when
making non-through cuts, follow all applicable
warnings and instructions listed below in addition to
those listed above for the relevant through cut.
WARNING: When making a non-through cut, the
blade is covered by the workpiece during most of the
cut. Be alert to the exposed blade at the start and
nish of every cut to reduce the risk of personal injury.
WARNING: Never feed wood with your hands when
making any non-through cut such as rabbets or
dadoes. To avoid personal injury, always use push
blocks, push sticks, and featherboards.
WARNING: Read the appropriate section which
describes the type of cut in addition to this section on
non-through cuts. For example, if your non-through
cut is a straight cross cut, read and understand the
section on straight cross cuts before proceeding.
WARNING: Once all dado and non-through cuts are
completed, unplug saw and reinstall riving knife in
uppermost position. Install anti-kickback pawls and
Turn saw o and unplug saw.
Remove the blade guard and anti-kickback pawls.
Place riving knife in "middle" position.
Unlock the bevel locking lever.
Adjust the bevel angle to 0°.
Lock the bevel locking lever.