Craftsman 320.28191 Product Manual page 20

5-1/2-in. circular saw
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WARNING:
ALWAYS
securely
clamp
and support
the workpiece.
ALWAYS
maintain
proper
control
of the saw. Failure
to clamp
and support
the workpiece
and loss of control
of saw could
result in serious
injury°
MAKING
CROSS
CUTS
AND
RIP CUTS
(Fig. 9)
When
making
a cross
cut or
rip cut, align your cut line with
the notch
marked
0 ° on the
saw base° Since
blade thick-
nesses
va_,
always
make
a trial cut in scrap
material
along
a guideline
to determine
how much,
if any, the guide-
line must be offset to produce
an accurate
cuL
Fig. 9
Crosscut
ruler
A ruler for measuring cross
cuts is marked along the front of the saw base.
MAKllNG
RiP CUTS
Always use a guide when making long or wide rip cuts with your saw, You can
use either a straight edge or use the edge guide that was included with the saw,
1.
Securethe
workpiece.
2.
Clamp a straight edge to the workpiece
using C-clamps.
3.
Carefully guide the saw along the straight edge to achieve a straight rip cut,
EDGE
GUIDE
The saw comes
with an edge
guide.
It allows you to make ac-
curate parallel cuts when trim-
ming
a workpiece.
The edge
guide
attaches
to the saw
base and is secured
in place
with a turn screw.
The arm of
the edge guide
is stamped
with a scale from 0 to 9 inches
in 1/8-inch
increments
for eas-
ily adjusting
your cut.
Fig_ 10
Using the edge guide (Fig. 10)
Always use a guide when
making long or wide rip cuts with your saw. You can use either a straight edge or
use the edge guide that was included with the saw.
28191
Manuat Revised_07-0202
Page 20

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