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Rip Fence Operation - Craftsman 351.228040 Operator's Manual

10/12" right-tilting arbor saw
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45 ° STOP
ADJUSTMENT
Refer to Figure
8, page
20.
Tilt the saw blade to 45 °. Using a combination
square,
check
to see if blade
is 45 ° to the table.
If 45 ° adjustment
is necessary,
adjust
45 ° stop in the same
manner
as the 90 ° stop. The only exception
is that adjust-
ment
bolt and Iocknut
(Nos. 21 and 19) are on the other
end of the rack. Adjust
the indicator
if necessary.
MITER
GAUGE
ADJUSTMENT
Refer to Figure
11, page
26.
Miter
gauge
supplied
with saw is equipped
with individually
adjustable
index stops at 90 ° and 45 °, right and left.
Adjustment
to index stops can be made
by loosening
lock-
ing nut (No. 12) and tightening
or loosening
three
adjust-
ing screws
(No. 5). Be sure to tighten
locking
nut (No. 12)
after adjustment
is made.
Face of miter
gauge
has two holes for purpose
of attach-
ing auxiliary
facing.
Miter
gauge
is accurately
constructed
for precision
work.
Miter gauge
is guided
through
T-slot with a roller
guide
(No. 10) mounted
at front of guide
bar (No. 3). Roller
guide
adds
to miter
gauge's
stability
and prevents
the guide
bar
from leaving
T-slot.
To operate
miter
gauge,
simply
loosen
lock handle
(No. 1)
and move
miter gauge
(No. 4) to desired
angle. The miter
gauge
will stop at 90 ° and 45 °, both
right and left. To posi-
tion miter gauge
past these
points,
simply
push down
gauge
stop (No. 7). Position
miter gauge
at desired
angle
and tighten
lock handle.
Be positive
the edge
of workpiece
next to face of miter
gauge
is straight
and tight against
miter gauge
so that the
workpiece
does not rock or rotate. Always
use both
hands
when
operating
the miter
gauge.
The miter
gauge
is used for cross-cutting,
compound
miter
cutting,
miter
cutting,
rabbeting,
bevel cutting
and dadoing.
RIP FENCE
ADJUSTMENT
The saw's
rip fence
is precision
manufactured,
incorporating
fine adjustments
for accurate
cuts. The saw is built to allow
the operator
to accurately
adjust
the rip fence without
prob-
lems in a matter
of seconds.
The saw uses a unique
system
of T-blocks.
These
T-blocks,
when correctly
placed,
give the
operator
an immediate
index to properly
adjust and set the rip
fence
into position.
ALIGN
RIP
FENCE
PARALLEL
WITH
BLADE
AND
MITER
GAUGE
SLOTS
Refer to Figure
9, page
22.
The rip fence
is aligned
using both T-blocks
in either
miter
gauge
slot. Secure
both T-blocks
to one slot (front and
rear on table) with
socket
head
bolts (No. 30). Position
the
T-blocks
on the table
so the T is in the slot and the entire
block
is on the table and not hanging
over an edge. These
blocks are now the index (stops)
used to align the rip fence.
Unlock
rip fence and position
it against
T-blocks.
While
against
blocks,
place the locking
lever in down position
locking
fence in place. The rip fence is aligned
when
it is
flush against
both T-blocks.
Adjust
rip fence
if necessary.
ADJUST
RIP
FENCE
Refer to Figure
10, page
24.
NOTE:
When
adjusting
the fence
(No. 8), always
adjust
T-blocks
to the face of the fence
which the workpiece
con-
tacts. T-blocks
should
always
be between
blade and fence.
Unlock
rip fence
adjust using set screws (No. 11) so that
fence will be flush with both T-blocks.
Lock rip fence
against
T-blocks
with lever (No. 14).
Rip fence
should
now be aligned
with both T-blocks.
If rip
fence
is not aligned,
unlock
fence
and repeat
adjustment.
Remove
T-blocks.
Occasionally,
after aligning
rip fence
with T-blocks,
check
to see if rip fence
is aligned
with blade,
if rip fence
is in
alignment
with T-blocks
and is not in alignment
with blade,
table is not parallel
with blade. To adjust
table see
Assembly,
page 6, "Check
table alignment."
Calibrating
the scale
can now be completed.
The rip fence
scale
is located
on the guide
rail (No. 2). The scale
is used
to measure
the distance
between
the right side of the
blade
and rip fence. The scale
is viewed
through
the mag-
nified window
on the guide
casting.
Raise
blade as far as possible.
Gently
move the rip fence
against
the right side of the blade.
In this position
the indi-
cator
should
read zero. If not, lock the fence
in place with
lever (No. 14). Loosen
screws
(No. 23) and position
lens
bracket
(No. 21) so that indicator
reads zero
and retighten
screws.
The height
of the rip fence
can be adjusted
by the plastic
screws
(No. 19).
Check
to be certain
rip fence is aligned
with blade
and
indicator
reads
zero. If not, repeat
adjustment
steps.
RIP FENCE OPERATION
Refer to Figure
10, page
24.
Unlock
the fence
by lifting the locking
lever (No. 14). Using
the scale
for placement,
position
the rip fence.
Lock the rip
fence
into position
by placing
the locking
lever in the down
position.
The rip fence
is used for the following
operations:
ripping,
bevel ripping,
ploughing,
resawing,
rabbeting
and dadoing.
WARNING:
For your own safety,
always
observe
the follow-
ing safety
precautions.
Never make
any cut freehand
(without
using miter
gauge
or rip fence).
Blade can bind in the cut and cause
a kick-
back.
Always
lock miter
gauge
or rip fence
securely
when in use.
Remove
rip fence
from the table when miter
gauge
is in
use.
Remove
miter gauge
from table
when rip fence
is in use.
Make sure
blade guard
is installed
for all "thru
sawing"
operations.
Replace
guard
immediately
after completion
of
resawing,
rabbeting
and dadoing.
Frequently
check
action of antikickback
pawls
by passing
the workpiece
alongside
the spreader
while
saw is off. Pull
the workpiece
toward
you. If the pawls
do not dig into the
workpiece
and hold it, the pawls
must be sharpened.
(See
Maintenance
section,
page
13.)
Have blade
extend
approximately
_/8" above top of work-
piece. Additional
blade exposure
increases
hazard
poten-
tial.
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