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Hitachi C 8FSHE Handling Instructions Manual page 18

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15. Bevel cutting procedures (Fig. 18)
Ensure that the clamp lever is securely fixed when beveling.
Please do this if the length of the material being cut off is more than 25 mm
long. Sometimes cutting cannot be accomplished because the saw blade
will catch on the inside of the lower guard.
(1) Loosen the clamp lever and bevel the saw blade to the left or to the right.
When tilting the motor head to the right pull the set pin towards the rear.
Loosen the clamp lever, tilt the main unit to the left and then pull the set pin
to enable 48-degree cuts.
Loosen the clamp lever and slant to the left a little at a time while pushing
the set pin into the main unit. At this time, the set pin will enter one step and
fit into the 30° left slant and 33.9° left slant setting slots.
With the set pin in the slot as described above, setting to the 30° left slant
position is possible by pushing to the right side.
Also, with the set pin in the slot as described above, setting to the 33.9° left
slant position is possible by pushing to the left side.
(2) Adjust the bevel angle to the desired setting while
bevel angle scale and indicator, then
When the workpiece is secured on the left or right side of the blade, the short
cut-off portion will come to rest on the right or left side of the saw blade.
Always turn the power off and let the saw blade stop completely before raising
the handle from the workpiece.
If the handle is raised while the saw blade is still rotating, the cut-off piece may
become jammed against the saw blade causing fragments to scatter about
When stopping the bevel cutting operation halfway, start cutting after pulling
back the motor head to the initial position.
Starting from halfway, without pulling back, causes the lower guard to be
caught in the cutting groove of the workpiece and to contact the saw blade.
16. Compound cutting procedures
Compound cutting can be performed by following the instructions in 13 and
14 above. For maximum dimensions for compound cutting, refer to
Always secure the workpiece with the right or left hand and cut it by sliding
the round portion of the saw backwards with the left hand.
It is very dangerous to rotate the turntable to the left during compound cutting
because the saw blade may come into contact with the hand that is securing
the workpiece.
In case of compound cutting (angle + bevel) by left bevel, turn the sub-fence
(optional accessory) counterclockwise, and engage in the cutting operation.
17. Cutting long materials
When cutting long materials, use an auxiliary platform which is the same
height as the holder (optional accessory) and base of the special auxiliary
Capacity: wooden material (W × H × L)
300 mm × 45 mm × 1050 mm, or
180 mm × 25 mm × 1600 mm
18. Installing the holders ... (Optional accessory)
The holders help keep longer workpieces stable and in place during the
cutting operation.
(1) As indicated in Fig. 19, use a steel square for aligning the upper edge of the
holders with the base surface.
Loosen the 6 mm wing nut. Turn a height adjustment bolt 6 mm, and adjust
the height of the holder.
(2) After adjustment, firmly tighten the wing nut and fasten the holder with the
6 mm knob bolt (optional accessory). If the length of Height Adjustment Bolt
6 mm is insufficient, spread a thin plate beneath. Make sure the end of Height
Adjustment Bolt 6 mm does not protrude from the holder.
When transporting or carrying the tool, do not grasp the holder.
There is the danger of the holder slipping out of the base. Grasp the handle
instead of the holder.
secure the clamp lever.
19. Stopper for precision cutting ... (Stopper and holder are optional accessory)
The stopper facilitates continuous precision cutting in lengths of 280 mm to
450 mm.
To install the stopper, attach it to the holder with the 6 mm knob bolt as
shown in Fig. 20.
20. Confirmation for use Crown molding vise, Crown molding Stopper (L) and
(R) (Optional accessory)
(1) Crown molding Stopper (L) and (R) (optional accessories) allow easier cuts
of crown molding without tilting the saw blade. lnstall them in the base
both-sides side to be shown in Fig. 21. After inserting
tighten the 6 mm knob bolts to secure the Crown molding Stoppers.
(2) The crown molding vise (B) (Optional accessory) can be mounted on either
the left fence (Fence (B)) or the right fence (Fence (A)). lt can unite with the
slope of the crown molding and vice can be pressed down.
Then turn the upper knob, as necessary, to securely attach the crown molding
in position. To raise or lower the vise assembly, first loosen the 6 mm knob
After adjusting the height, firmly tighten the 6 mm wing bolt; then
turn the upper knob, as necessary, to securely attach the the crown molding
in position (Fig 22).
Position crown molding with its WALL CONTACT EDGE against the guide
fence and its CEILING CONTACT EDGE against the Crown molding Stoppers
as shown in Fig. 22. Adjust the Crown molding Stoppers according to the
size of the crown molding.
Tighten the 6 mm wing bolt to secure the Crown molding Stoppers.
Always firmly clamp or vise to secure the crown molding to the fence;
otherwise the crown molding might be thrust from the table and cause bodily
Do not bevel cutting. The main body or saw blade may contact the sub fence,
resulting in an injury.
Always confirm that the motor head (Fig. 1) does not contact the crown
molding vise ass'y when it is lowered for cutting. If there is any danger that
it may do so, loosen the 6mm knob bolt and move the crown molding vise
ass'y to a position where it will not contact the saw blade.
21. Groove cutting procedures
Grooves in the workpiece can be cut by adjusting the 6 mm depth adjustment
bolt (Fig. 23).
(1) Lower the motor head, and turn the 6 mm depth adjustment bolt by hand.
(Where the head of the 6 mm depth adjustment bolt contacts the hinge.)
(2) Adjust to the desired cutting depth by setting the distance between the saw
blade and the surface of the base. (Fig. 24)
When cutting a single groove at either end of the workpiece, remove the
unneeded portion with a chisel.
22. Using the Light (Model C8FSHE Only)
Check to ascertain that the main unit and light are off before plugging the
cord into the power socket.
The light lens reaches high temperatures during and immediately after use
and should not be touched under any circumstances.
Failure to observe this may result in burns.
Do not subject the light to strong impact.
Failure to observe this may result in damage to the light or a reduced life
Only switch the light on when cutting.
Do not shine the light continuously into the eyes.
Failure to observe this may result in damage to the eyes.
Wipe all dirt that adheres to the light lens with a soft cloth gently so that the
light is not scratched or damaged.
Scratches on the light lens may result in less luminance.
The light switch is fitted with an anti-dust cover. Make sure that the switch
cover is not scratched or otherwise damaged.
There are cases in which shavings may enter the switch and prevent the
light from functioning.



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