GENERAL OPERATIONAL PRECAUTIONS
WARNING! When using electric tools, basic safety precautions should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury, including
Read all these instructions before operating this product and save these
For safe operations:
Keep work area clean. Cluttered areas and benches invite injuries.
Consider work area environment. Do not expose power tools to rain. Do
not use power tools in damp or wet locations. Keep work area well lit.
Do not use power tools where there is risk to cause fire or explosion.
Guard against electric shock. Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded
surfaces (e.g. pipes, radiators, ranges, refrigerators).
Keep children and infirm persons away. Do not let visitors touch the tool
or extension cord. All visitors should be kept away from work area.
Store idle tools. When not in use, tools should be stored in a dry, high or
locked up place, out of reach of children and infirm persons.
Do not force the tool. It will do the job better and safer at the rate for
which it was intended.
Use the right tool. Do not force small tools or attachments to do the job of
a heavy duty tool. Do not use tools for purposes not intended; for example,
do not use circular saw to cut tree limbs or logs.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry, they can be caught
in moving parts. Rubber gloves and non-skid footwear are recommended
when working outdoors. Wear protecting hair covering to contain long
Use eye protection. Also use face or dust mask if the cutting operation is
Connect dust extraction equipment.
Cutting operation by this compound saw may produce considerable
amount of dust from extraction duct on fixed guard.
(Dust material: Wood or Aluminium)
If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection
facilities ensure these are connected and properly used.
Do not abuse the cord. Never carry the tool by the cord or yank it to
disconnect it from the receptacle. Keep the cord away from heat, oil and
Secure work. Use clamps or a vise to hold the work. It is safer than using
your hand and it frees both hands to operate tool.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean for better
and safer performance. Follow instructions for lubrication and changing
accessories. Inspect tool cords periodically and if damaged, have it repaired
by authorized service center. Inspect extension cords periodically and
replace, if damaged. Keep handles dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.
Disconnect tools. When not in use, before servicing, and when changing
accessories such as blades, bits and cutters.
Remove adjusting keys and wrenches. Form the habit of checking to see
that keys and adjusting wrenches are removed from the tool before turning
Avoid unintentional starting. Do not carry a plugged-in tool with a finger
on the switch. Ensure switch is off when plugging in.
Use outdoor extension leads. When tool is used outdoors, use only
extension cords intended for outdoor use.
Stay alert. Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate
tool when you are tired.
Check damaged parts. Before further use of the tool, a guard or other part
that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will
operate properly and perform its intended function. Check for alignment
of moving parts, free running of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting
and any other conditions that may affect its operation. A guard or other
part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an
authorized service center unless otherwise indicated in this handling
instructions. Have defective switches replaced by an authorized service
center. Do not use the tool if the switch does not turn it on and off.
The use of any accessory or attachment, other than those recommended
in this handling instructions, may present a risk of personal injury.
Have your tool repaired by a qualified person.
This electric tool is in accordance with the relevant safety requirements.
Repairs should only be carried out by qualified persons using original
spare parts. Otherwise this may result in considerable danger to the user.
PRECAUTIONS ON USING SLIDE COMPOUND
Keep the floor area around the machine level. Well maintained and free of
loose materials e.g. chips and cut-offs.
Provide adequate general or localized lighting.
Do not use power tools for applications other than those specified in the
Repairing must be done only by authorized service facility. Manufacturer
is not responsible for any damages and injuries due to the repair by the
unauthorized persons as well as the mishandling of the tool.
To ensure the designed operational integrity of power tools, do not remove
installed covers or screws.
Do not touch movable parts or accessories unless the power source has
Use your tool at lower input than specified on the nameplate; otherwise,
the finish may be spoiled and working efficiency reduced due to motor
Do not wipe plastic parts with solvent. Solvents such as gasoline, thinner,
benzine, carbon tetrachloride, alcohol, may damage and crack plastic parts.
Do not wipe them with such solvent. Clean plastic parts with a soft cloth
lightly dampened with soapy water.
Use only original HITACHI replacement parts.
This tool should only be disassembled for replacement of carbon brushes.
The exploded assembly drawing on this handling instructions should be
used only for authorized service facility.
Never cut ferrous metals or masonry.
Adequate general or localized lighting is provided. Stock and finished
workpieces are located close to the operators normal working position.
Wear suitable personal protective equipment when necessary, this could
Hearing protection to reduce the risk of induced hearing loss.
Eye protection to reduce the risk of injuring an eye.
Respiratory protection to reduce the risk of inhalation of harmful dust.
Gloves for handling saw blades (saw blades shall be carried in a holder
wherever practicable) and rough material.
The operator is adequately trained in the use, adjustment and operation
of the machine.
Refrain from removing any cut-offs or other parts of the workpiece from
the cutting area whilst the machine is running and the saw head is not in
the rest position.
Never use the slide compound miter saw with its lower guard locked in
the open position.
Ensure that the lower guard moves smoothly.
Do not use the saw without guards in position, in good working order and
Use correctly sharpened saw blades. Observe the maximum speed marked
on the saw blade.
Do not use saw blades which are damaged or deformed.
Do not use saw blades manufactured from high speed steel.
Use only saw blades recommended by HITACHI.
Use of saw blade comply with EN847-1.
The saw blades should be 216 mm external diameter.
Select the correct saw blade for the material to be cut.
Never operate the slide compound miter saw with the saw blade turned
upward or to the side.
Ensure that the workpiece is free of foreign matter such as nails.
Replace the table insert when worn.
Do not use the saw to cut other than aluminium, wood or similar materials.
Do not use the saw to cut other materials than those recommended by
Blade replacement procedure, including the method for repositioning and
a warning that this must be carried out correctly.
Connect the slide compound miter saw to a dust collecting device when
Take care when slotting.
When transporting or carrying the tool, do not grasp the holder. Grasp
the handle instead of the holder.
Start cutting only after motor revolution reaches maximum speed.
Promptly cut OFF the switch when abnormality observed.
Shut off power and wait for saw blade to stop before servicing or adjusting
During a miter or bevel cut the blade should not be lifted until it has stopped