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Squaring The Saw Blade To The Fence - Craftsman 315.212040 Operator's Manual

10 in. compound miter saw double insulated
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CUTTING
A SLOT IN THE ZERO CLEARANCE
THROAT PLATE
In order to use your compound miter saw, you must cut
a slot through the zero clearance throat plate to allow for
blade clearance. To cut the slot, set your saw at 0 miter,
turn saw on and allow the blade to reach full speed, then
carefully make a straight cut as far as it will go through
the throat plate. Turn your saw off and allow the blade to
come to a complete stop before raising the saw arm.
Next, adjust the bevel angle to 45, turn your saw on and
allow the blade to reach full speed, then carefully make
another cut through the zero clearance throat plate. The
slot in the throat plate will then be wide enough to allow
the blade to pass through it at any angle from 0° to 45.
SQUARING
THE SAW BLADE TO THE FENCE
See Figures 19 - 22,
Unplug your saw.
_
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your saw could result
in accidental starting causing possible serious
personal injury.
FENCE
BASE
FENCE
FRAMING
SQUARE
VIEW OFBLADE
SQUAREWITH FENCE
BLADE
MITER
LOCK
PLATE
MITER
LOCKHANDLE
Fig. 19
BLADE
Remove the screws securing the throat plate then re-
move the throat plate. Save the screws and throat plate
for later reinstallation.
Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the lock
pin to hold the saw arm in transport position.
Loosen the miter lock handle approximately one-half
turn.
Depress the miter lock plate and rotate the miter table
until the pointer on the control arm is positioned at 0.
Release the miter lock plate and securely tighten the
miter lock handle.
Lay a framing square flat on the miter table. Place one
leg of the square against the fence. Slide the other leg
of the square against the flat part of saw blade.
NOTE: Make sure that the square contacts the flat part
of the saw blade, not the blade teeth.
The edge of the square and the saw blade should be
parallel as shown in figure 19.
If the front or back edge of the saw blade angles away
from the square as shown in figures 20 and 21, adjust-
ments are needed.
Using a 8 mm hex key, loosen the socket head screws
that secure the mounting bracket to the miter table.
See Figure 22,
Rotate the mounting bracket left or right until the saw
blade is parallel with the square.
Retighten the screws securely and recheck the blade-
to-fence alignment.
Reinstall the throat plate and securely tighten the
screws.
FENCE
MITER
FRAMING
TABLE
SQUARE
VIEW OF BLADENOTSQUAREWITH
FENCE,ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
BLADE
FRAMING
MITER
SQUARE
TABLE
VIEW OF BLADENOTSQUAREWITH
FENCE,ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
Fig. 20
Fig. 21
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