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Bevel cut (Fig. 38)
Loosen the lever and tilt the saw blade to set the bevel
angle (Refer to the previously covered "Adjusting the
bevel angle"). Be sure to retighten the lever firmly to
secure the selected bevel angle safely. Secure the work-
piece with a vise. Make sure the carriage is pulled all the
way back toward the operator. Switch on the tool without
the blade making any contact and wait until the blade
attains full speed. Then gently lower the handle to the
fully lowered position while applying pressure in parallel
with the blade and PUSH THE CARRIAGE TOWARD
the cut is completed, switch off the tool and WAIT UNTIL
before returning the blade to its fully elevated position.
• Always be sure that the blade will move down to bevel
direction during a bevel cut. Keep hands out of path of
saw blade.
• During a bevel cut, it may create a condition whereby
the piece cut off will come to rest against the side of the
blade. If the blade is raised while the blade is still rotat-
ing, this piece may be caught by the blade, causing
fragments to be scattered which is dangerous. The
blade should be raised ONLY after the blade has come
to a complete stop.
• When pressing the handle down, apply pressure paral-
lel to the blade. If the pressure is not parallel to the
blade during a cut, the angle of the blade might be
shifted and the precision of the cut will be impaired.
Compound cutting
Compound cutting is the process in which a bevel angle
is made at the same time in which a miter angle is being
cut on a workpiece. Compound cutting can be performed
at angle shown in the table.
Miter angle
Left and Right 45°
Right 50°
Right 55°
Right 57°
When performing compound cutting, refer to "Press cut-
ting", "Slide cutting", "Miter cutting" and "Bevel cut" expla-
Cutting aluminum extrusion (Fig. 39)
When securing aluminum extrusions, use spacer blocks
or pieces of scrap as shown in the figure to prevent defor-
mation of the aluminum. Use a cutting lubricant when
cutting the aluminum extrusion to prevent build-up of the
aluminum material on the blade.
• Never attempt to cut thick or round aluminum extru-
sions. Thick aluminum extrusions may come loose dur-
ing operation and round aluminum extrusions cannot
be secured firmly with this tool.
Bevel angle
Left 0° – 45°
Left 0° – 40°
Left 0° – 30°
Left 0° – 25°
Wood facing (Fig. 40)
Use of wood facing helps to assure splinter-free cuts in
workpieces. Attach a wood facing to the guide fence
using the holes in the guide fence.
See the figure concerning the dimensions for a sug-
gested wood facing.
• Use straight wood of even thickness as the wood fac-
• Use screws to attach the wood facing to the guide
fence. The screws should be installed so that the screw
heads are below the surface of the wood facing.
• When the wood facing is attached, do not turn the turn
base with the handle lowered. The blade and/or the
wood facing will be damaged.
Cutting repetitive lengths (Fig. 41)
When cutting several pieces of stock to the same length,
ranging from 220 mm to 385 mm, use of the set plate
(optional accessory) will facilitate more efficient opera-
tion. Install the set plate on the holder (optional acces-
sory) as shown in the figure.
Align the cutting line on your workpiece with either the
left or right side of the groove in the kerf board, and while
holding the workpiece from moving, move the set plate
flush against the end of the workpiece. Then secure the
set plate with the screw. When the set plate is not used,
loosen the screw and turn the set plate out of the way.
• Use of the holder-rod assembly (optional accessory)
allows cutting repetitive lengths up to 2,200 mm
Groove cutting (Fig. 42)
A dado type cut can be made by proceeding as follows:
Adjust the lower limit position of the blade using the
adjusting screw and the stopper arm to limit the cutting
depth of the blade. Refer to "Stopper arm" section
described on previously.
After adjusting the lower limit position of the blade, cut
parallel grooves across the width of the workpiece using
a slide (push) cut as shown in the figure. Then remove
the workpiece material between the grooves with a
chisel. Do not attempt to perform this type of cut using
wide (thick) blades or with a dado blade. Possible loss of
control and injury may result.
• Be sure to return the stopper arm to the original posi-
tion when performing other than groove cutting.
Carrying tool (Fig. 43 & 44)
Make sure that the tool is unplugged. Secure the blade at
0° bevel angle and the turn base at right miter angle fully.
Secure the slide poles after pulling the carriage toward
the guide fence fully. Lower the handle fully and lock it in
the lowered position by pushing in the stopper pin.
Carry the tool by holding both sides of the tool base as
shown in the figure. If you remove the holders, dust bag,
etc., you can carry the tool more easily.
• Always secure all moving portions before carrying the
• Stopper pin is for carrying and storage purposes only
and not for any cutting operations.


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