Craftsman CMXETAX69434502 Instruction Manual page 31

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If the distances are di erent:
Remove the blade guard and riving knife. Raise the
blade by turning the height adjusting handle.
Loosen two bolts with 5 mm hex key (not supplied),
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adjust the xing plate left or right until the blade is
square.
NOTICE: The bolts and xing plate are located under the
working table in the back of the saw.
Check again for squareness and continue to adjust if
needed.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from kickback,
align the rip fence to the blade following any blade
adjustments. Always make sure the rip fence is
parallel to the blade before beginning any operation.
Fig. 38c
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To check the alignment of the rip fence to
the blade (Fig. 39)
The rip fence must be parallel to the saw blade and the
miter gauge grooves.
WARNING: A misaligned rip fence can cause
kickbacks and jams. To reduce the risk of injury,
always maintain proper rip fence alignment.
Turn saw o and unplug saw.
Remove the blade guard and anti-kickback pawls.
Place the riving knife in "down" position.
Raise the blade by turning the height adjusting handle.
Verify the blade is parallel to the miter gauge groove as
described in the "Adjusting the blade parallel to the
miter gauge groove" section.
Move the rip fence near the saw blade (about three
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inches away) and lock the rip fence in place with the
locking handle .
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Mark beside one of the blade teeth at the front of the
blade . Using a ruler (not included), measure the
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distance from the inside face of the blade tooth to the
to the inside face of the rip fence.
NOTICE: For greater accuracy, place the marked blade tooth
on top of the ruler.
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Turn the blade so the marked tooth is at the back.
Move the ruler to the rear and again measure the
distance from the inside face of the blade tooth to the
inside face of the rip fence. If the distances are the same,
the blade and the rip fence are parallel.
If the distances are di erent:
Unlock the rip fence.
Use the 5 mm hex key (not supplied) to loosen the two
screws located on top of the rip fence.
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Adjust the rip fence.
Alternately retighten the screws . Recheck alignment.
Repeat steps as needed until rip fence is correctly
aligned.
Replace blade guard and anti-kickback pawls.
Place the riving knife on "uppermost" position.
Fig. 39
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To adjust the rip fence scale indicator
(Fig. 40)
Use the red line on the indicator on the rip fence to position
the fence along the scale on the front rail.
NOTICE: The blade guard and anti-kickback pawls must be
removed to perform this adjustment. Reinstall the blade guard
and anti-kickback pawls when the adjustment is complete.
Begin with the blade at a zero angle (straight up).
Turn saw o and unplug saw.
Loosen the rip fence by lifting the locking handle.
Using a framing square (not included), set the rip fence
2 in. from the tip edge of the saw blade .
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Loosen the screw on the scale indicator and align
red line on the scale indicator with the 2 in. mark as
shown.
Tighten the screw and check the dimension and the
rip fence.
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