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Craftsman 315.212040 Operator's Manual page 23

10 in. compound miter saw double insulated
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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
Press the miter lock plate down with your thumb and
Rotate the control arm until the pointer aligns with zero
on the miter scale.
Release the miter lock plate.
NOTE: You can quickly locate zero by releasing the
lock plate as you rotate the control arm. The lock
plate will seat itself in one of the built-in positive stop
notches, located in the base.
Tighten the miter lock handle securely.
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.
Loosen the bevel lock knob and move the saw arm to
the left to the desired bevel angle.
Bevel angles can be set from 0 to 45.
For your convenience there is a double scale located
on the mounting bracket. See Figure 27. If one side
becomes difficult to read as you move the saw arm
to the left, simply refer to the other side. Align the
indicator point for the side you choose with the desired
Once the saw arm has been set at the desired angle,
securely tighten the bevel lock knob.
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. See Figures 33 and 34.
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 the 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 28.
Fig. 28
To avoid serious personal injury, keep
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.
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 28.
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 miter table.

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