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CAUTION:
• The workpiece must be secured firmly against the turn
base and guide fence with the vise during all opera-
tions.
Horizontal vise (optional accessory) (Fig. 33)
The horizontal vise can be installed on the left side of the
base. By turning the vise knob counterclockwise, the
screw is released and the vise shaft can be moved rap-
idly in and out. By turning the vise knob clockwise, the
screw remains secured. To grip the workpiece, turn the
vise knob gently clockwise until the projection reaches its
topmost position, then fasten securely. If the vise knob is
forced in or pulled out while being turned clockwise, the
projection may stop at an angle. In this case, turn the
vise knob back counterclockwise until the screw is
released, before turning again gently clockwise.
The maximum width of the workpiece which can be
secured by the horizontal vise is 120 mm.
CAUTION:
• Grip the workpiece only when the projection is at the
topmost position. Failure to do so may result in insuffi-
cient securing of the workpiece. This could cause the
workpiece to be thrown, cause damage to the blade or
cause the loss of control, which can result in PER-
SONAL INJURY.
Holders and holder assembly
(optional accessories) (Fig. 34 & 35)
The holders and the holder assembly can be installed on
either side as a convenient means of supporting work-
pieces horizontally. Install them as shown in the figure.
Then tighten the screws firmly to secure the holders and
the holder assembly.
When cutting long workpieces, use the holder-rod
assembly (optional accessory). It consists of two holder
assemblies and two rods 12.
CAUTION:
• Always support long workpieces level with the top sur-
face of the turn base for accurate cuts and to prevent
dangerous loss of control of the tool.

OPERATION

CAUTION:
• Before use, be sure to release the handle from the low-
ered position by pulling the stopper pin.
• Make sure the blade is not contacting the workpiece,
etc. before the switch is turned on.
• Do not apply excessive pressure on the handle when
cutting. Too much force may result in overload of the
motor and/or decreased cutting efficiency. Push down
handle with only as much force as is necessary for
smooth cutting and without significant decrease in
blade speed.
• Gently press down the handle to perform the cut. If the
handle is pressed down with force or if lateral force is
applied, the blade will vibrate and leave a mark (saw
mark) in the workpiece and the precision of the cut will
be impaired.
• During a slide cut, gently push the carriage toward the
guide fence without stopping. If the carriage movement
is stopped during the cut, a mark will be left in the work-
piece and the precision of the cut will be impaired.
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1.
Press cutting (cutting small workpieces) (Fig. 36)
Workpieces up to 50 mm high and 97 mm wide can be
cut in the following way.
Push the carriage toward the guide fence fully and
tighten two clamp screws which secure the slide poles
clockwise to secure the carriage. Secure the workpiece
with the vise. Switch on the tool without the blade making
any contact and wait until the blade attains full speed
before lowering. Then gently lower the handle to the fully
lowered position to cut the workpiece. When the cut is
completed, switch off the tool and WAIT UNTIL THE
BLADE HAS COME TO A COMPLETE STOP before
returning the blade to its fully elevated position.
CAUTION:
• Firmly tighten two clamping screws which secure the
slide poles clockwise so that the carriage will not move
during operation. Insufficient tightening may cause
unexpected kickback of the blade. Possible serious
PERSONAL INJURY may result.
2.
Slide (push) cutting (cutting wide workpieces)
(Fig. 37)
Loosen two clamp screws which secure the slide poles
counterclockwise so that the carriage can slide freely.
Secure the workpiece with the vise. Pull the carriage
toward you fully. Switch on the tool without the blade
making any contact and wait until the blade attains full
speed. Press down the handle and PUSH THE CAR-
RIAGE TOWARD THE GUIDE FENCE AND THROUGH
THE WORKPIECE. When the cut is completed, switch
off the tool and WAIT UNTIL THE BLADE HAS COME
TO A COMPLETE STOP before returning the blade to its
fully elevated position.
CAUTION:
• Whenever performing the slide cut, FIRST PULL THE
CARRIAGE TOWARD YOU FULLY and press down the
handle to the fully lowered position, then PUSH THE
CARRIAGE TOWARD THE GUIDE FENCE. NEVER
START THE CUT WITH THE CARRIAGE NOT FULLY
PULLED TOWARD YOU. If you perform the slide cut
without pulling the carriage fully or if you perform the
slide cut toward your direction, the blade may kickback
unexpectedly with the potential to cause serious PER-
SONAL INJURY.
• Never perform the slide cut with the handle locked in
the lowered position by pressing the stopper pin.
• Never loosen the clamp screw which secures the car-
riage while the blade is rotating. This may cause seri-
ous injury.
3.
Miter cutting
Refer to the previously covered "Adjusting the miter
angle".

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