To Crosscut With Your Miter Saw; Bevel Cut - Craftsman 315.212040 Operator's Manual

10 in. compound miter saw double insulated
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TO CROSSCUT
WITH YOUR MITER SAW
Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full height.
Loosen the miter lock handle. Rotate the miter lock
handle approximately
one-half turn to the left to
loosen.
Press the miter lock plate down with your thumb and
hold.
Rotate the control arm until the pointer aligns with the
desired angle on the miter scale.
Release the miter lock plate.
NOTE: You can quickly locate 0°, 15 °, 22-1/2,30 °, left
or right, and 45 ° left or right by releasing the lock plate
as you rotate the control arm. The lock plate will seat
itself in one of the positive stop notches, located in the
base.
Tighten the miter lock handle securely.
_I= WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, always
tighten the miter lock handle securely before making
a cut. Failure to do so could result in movement of
the control arm or miter table while making a cut.
Place the workpiece flat on the miter table with one
edge securely against the fence. If the board is warped,
place the convex side against the fence. If the concave
edge of a board is placed against the fence, the board
could collapse on the blade at the end of the cut, jam-
ming the blade.
When cutting long pieces of lumber or molding, sup-
port the opposite end of the stock with a roller stand
or with a work surface level with the saw table. See
Figure 31.
Align cutting line on the workpiece with the edge of
saw blade.
Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure
it against the fence or use the optional work clamp or a
C-clamp to secure the workpiece. See Figure 26.
Before turning on the saw, perform a dry run of the cut-
ting operation just to make sure that no problems will
occur when the cut is made.
Grasp the saw handle firmly then squeeze the switch
trigger. Allow several seconds for the blade to reach
maximum speed.
Slowly lower the blade into and through the workpiece.
See Figure 26.
Release the switch trigger and allow the saw blade to
stop rotating before raising the blade out of workpiece.
Wait until the electric brake stops blade from turning
before removing the workpiece from the miter table.
BEVEL CUT
See Figures 27 and 28.
A bevel cut is made by cutting across the grain of the
workpiece with the blade angled to the workpiece. A
straight bevel cut is made with the miter table set at the
zero degree position and the blade set at an angle be-
tween 0 and 45 °.
LEFTSIDE
SCALE
I
RIGHTSIDE
LEFT I
RIGHT
INDICATOR
INDICATOR
POINT
POINT
MOUNTINGBRACKET
SCALE
Fig. 27
_IL
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, keep
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your hands outside the no hands zone; at least 3
in. from blade. Never perform any cutting operation
freehand (without holding workpiece against the
fence). The blade could grab the workpiece
if it slips
or twists.
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