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Compound Miter Cutting - Craftsman 172.24360 Owner's Manual

10-in. compound miter saw double insulated
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To Bevel Cut With Your Miter Saw cont.
13. Align cutting line on the workpiece with the edge on the saw blade.
14. Hold the stock firmly with one hand and secure it against the fence.
Use the hold-down
clamp or a C-clamp to secure the workpiece
when possible.
(See Figure 24.)
I Z_WARNING:
To avoid serious personal
injury, ALWAYS keep your hands outside
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the "no hands zone"(red lines); at least 3 inches from blade. Also, NEVER perform any
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cutting operation
"freehand"
(i.e. without holding workpiece
against the fence); the blade
could grab the workpiece,
causing it to slip and twist.
15. MAKE SURE that there will be no obstructions to interfere with making the cut.
16, Hold the saw handle firmly when squeezing the trigger switch.
Allow several seconds for the blade to reach maximum speed.
17. Slowly lower the blade into and through the workpiece. (See Figure 24.)
18. Release the trigger switch and allow the saw blade to stop rotating BEFORE
raising the blade out of the workpiece. Wait until the electric brake stops the
blade from turning BEFORE
removing the workpiece from the miter table.
COMPOUND
MITER CUTTING
A compound miter cut is a cut made using a miter angle and a bevel angle
at the same time. This type of cut is used for moldings,
picture frames, and
boxes with sloping sides.
To make this type of cut the control arm on the miter table must be rotated
to the correct angle and the saw arm must be tilted to the correct bevel angle,
ALWAYS take special care when making compound
miter setups due to the interaction of the two angle settings.
Adjustments
of miter and bevel settings are dependent
on one another.
Each time you adjust the miter setting, you change the effect of the bevel
setting. Also, each time you adjust the bevel setting, you change the effect
of the miter setting.
It may take several settings to obtain the desired cut.
The first angle setting should be checked after setting
the second angle, since adjusting the second angle affects the first.
Once the two correct settings for a particular
cut have been obtained, ALWAYS
make a test cut in scrap material BEFORE
making a finish cut in good material.
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