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Making Bevel Cuts - Craftsman 172.108510 Owner's Manual

7 1/4-in. circular saws
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MAKING
CROSS
CUTS
OR RiP CUTS
1. When making cross or rip cuts, align
your line of cut with the outer blade
guide notch on the base of the saw
(See Fig. 12).
2. Since blade thicknesses vary, ALWAYS
make a trial cut in scrap material along
the guideline to determine how much,
if any the guideline must be offset to
get an accurate cut.
MAKING BEVEL CUTS
1. Your saw can be adjusted to cut at any
angle between 0° and 45°. When
making 45 ° bevel cuts, there is a notch
in the saw base to help you line up the
blade with the line of cut (See Fig. 13).
2. Align your line of cut with the inner
blade guide notch on the base of the
saw when making 45 ° bevel cuts.
3. Since blade thicknesse can vary and
different angles require different settings,
ALWAYS make a trial cut in scrap
materials along a guideline to determine
how much you should offset the guideline
on the board to be cut.
4. When makinga bevel cut ALWAYS hold
your saw firmly with both hands
(See Fig. 14).
5. Rest the front edge of the base on the
workpiece. Then squeeze the trigger
switch to start the saw. ALWAYS let the
blade reach full speed, then guide the
saw into the workpiece.
Fig. 12
Align Outer Blade Guide Notch
on Saw Base with Line of Cut
has shown) When Making Cross
uts or Rip Cuts
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Fig. 13
Align Inner Blade Guide I_otch on
Shoe with Line of Cut
(as shown)
When Making 45° Bevel Cuts
WARNING:
If the blade comes in contact with the workpiece before it I
reaches full speed, it could cause the saw to kickback towards you, resulting
I
in serious injury.
After completing your cut, release the trigger switch and allow the blade to come
to a complete stop. DO NOT remove the saw from the workpiece while the
blade is moving.
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