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Adjusting The Power Tool Prior To Use; Practical Applications - Hitachi C 8FSHE Handling Instructions Manual

Slide compound miter saw
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3. Extention cord
When the work area is removed from the power source, use an extension
cord of sufficient thickness and rated capacity. The extension cord should be
kept as short as practicable.
4. When the power tool is prepared for shipping, its main parts are secured by
a locking pin
Move the handle slightly so that the locking pin can be disengaged.
During transport, lock the locking pin into the gear case (Fig. 4).
5. Attach the dust bag to the main unit (Fig. 1)
6. Installation
Ensure that the machine is always fixed to bench.
Attach the power tool to a level, horizontal work bench.
Select 8 mm diameter bolts suitable in length for the thickness of the work
Bolt length should be at least 25 mm plus the thickness of the work bench.
For example, use 8 mm × 65 mm bolts for a 25 mm thick work bench.


Make all necessary adjustments before inserting the plug in the power source.
1. Check to see that the lower guard operates smoothly
This slide compound miter saw is equipped with a saw head lock as safety
To lower the saw head to cut, the lock must be released by pressing the lock
lever with your thumb.
(1) When you push down the handle while pushing the lock lever, check that
the lower guard revolves smoothly (Fig. 5).
(2) Next, check that the lower guard returns to the original position when the
handle is raised.
2. Checking the saw blade lower limit position (Fig. 6 and Fig. 7)
Check that the saw blade can be lowered 10 mm to 11 mm below the table
When you replace a saw blade with a new one, adjust the lower limit position
so that the saw blade will not cut the turntable or complete cutting cannot
be done.
To adjust the lower limit position of the saw blade, follow the procedure (1)
indicated below. (Fig. 7)
Furthermore, when changing the position of a 8 mm depth adjustment bolt
that serves as a lower limit position stopper of the saw blade.
(1) Turn the 8 mm depth adjustment bolt, change the height where the bolt
head and the hinge contacts, and adjust the lower limit position of the saw
Confirm that the saw blade is adjusted so that it will not cut into the turntable.
3. Lower limit position of saw blade when cutting a large workpiece
When cutting a workpiece exceeding 65 mm in height in right-angle cutting
or 60 mm in left bevel angle cutting or 45 mm in right bevel angle cutting,
adjust the lower limit position so that the base of the motor head (Fig. 6) will
not come in contact with the workpiece.


To avoid personal injury, never remove or place a workpiece on the table
while the tool is being operated.
Never place your limbs inside of the line next to warning sign while the tool
is being operated. This may cause hazardous conditions (See Fig. 8).
It is dangerous to remove or install the workpiece while the saw blade is
When sawing, clean off the shavings from the turntable.
If the shavings accumulate too much, the saw blade from the cutting material
will be exposed. Never subject your hand or anything else to go near the
exposed blade.
1. Tightly secure the material by vise assembly to be cut so that it does not
move during cutting
2. Switch operation
Pulling the trigger turns the switch on. Releasing the trigger turns the switch
3. Base holder adjustment (Fig. 3)
Loosen the 6 mm bolt with the supplied 10 mm box wrench. Adjust the base
holder until its bottom surface contacts the bench or the floor surface.
After adjustment, firmly tighten the 6 mm bolt.
4. Using the Vise Assembly (Standard accessory) (Fig. 9)
(1) The vise assembly can be mounted on either the left fence {Fence (B)} or the
right fence {Fence (A)} by loosening the 6 mm wing bolt (A).
(2) The screw holder can be raised or lowered according to the height of the
workpiece by loosening the 6 mm wing bolt (B). After the adjustment, firmly
tighten the 6 mm wing bolt (B) and fix the screw holder.
(3) Turn the upper knob and securely fix the workpiece in position.
Always firmly clamp or vise to secure the workpiece to the fence; otherwise
the workpiece might be thrust from the table and cause bodily harm.
Always confirm that the motor head does not contact the vise assembly
when it is lowered for cutting. If there is any danger that it may do so, loosen
the 6 mm wing bolt and move the vise assembly to a position where it will
not contact the saw blade.
5. Positioning the table insert (Fig. 1)
Table inserts are installed on the turntable. When shipping the tool from the
factory, the table inserts are so fixed that the saw blade does not contact
them. The burr of the bottom surface of the workpiece is remarkably reduced,
if the table insert is fixed so that the gap between the side surface of the
table insert and the saw blade will be minimum. Before using the tool,
eliminate this gap in accordance with the following procedure.
(1) Right angle cutting
Loosen the three 6 mm machine screws, then secure the left side table insert
and temporarily tighten the 6 mm machine screws of both ends. Then fix a
workpiece (about 200 mm wide) with the vise assembly and cut it off. After
aligning the cutting surface with the edge of the table insert, securely tighten
the 6 mm machine screws of both ends. Remove the workpiece and securely
tighten the 6 mm center machine screw. Adjust the right hand table insert in
the same way.
(2) Left and right bevel angle cutting
Adjust the table insert in the manner same procedure for right angle cutting.
After adjusting the table insert for right angle cutting, the table insert will be
cut to some extent if it is used for bevel angle cutting.
When bevel cutting operation is required, adjust the table insert for bevel
angle cutting.
6. Confirmation for use of sub fence (Optional accessory)
This power tool is equipped with a sub fence. In the case of direct angle
cutting and right bevel angle cutting, use the sub fence. Then, you can do
Left bevel angle cutting, Right bevel angle cutting and Direct angle cutting
and realize stable cutting of the material with a wide back face.
In the case of left bevel cutting, turn the sub fence counterclockwise (Fig.
10). Unless it is turned counterclockwise, the main body or saw blade may
contact the sub fence, resulting in an injury.
7. Using an ink line
Upon lowering the motor section, the lower guard is raised and the saw
blade appears.
Align the ink line with the saw blade.
Never lift the lower guard while the saw blade is rotating.
The sub fence will not only make contact and adversely affect cutting
accuracy, this could also result in damage to the guard.



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