Maintenance And Inspection - Hitachi C 8FSHE Handling Instructions Manual

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(1) Insert the plug on the main unit into a power socket.
(2) Set the light switch into the upper position (ON) to light it, and into the lower
position (OFF) to switch it off. (See Fig. 28)
(3) Move the light fitting to the right and left to adjust the lighting position.
To prevent an accident or personal injury, always turn off the trigger switch
and disconnect the power plug from the receptacle before removing or
installing a blade.
1. Mounting the saw blade (Fig. 25, Fig. 26 and Fig. 27)
(1) Use the accessory 10 mm box wrench to loosen the 6 mm bolt fastening the
spindle cover and then rotate the spindle cover.
(2) Press in spindle lock and loosen bolt with 10 mm box wrench.
Since the bolt is left-hand threaded, loosen by turning it to the right.
If the spindle lock cannot be easily pressed in to lock the spindle, turn the
bolt with 10 mm box wrench while applying pressure on the spindle lock.
The saw blade spindle is locked when the spindle lock is pressed inward.
(3) Remove the bolt and washer (D).
(4) Lift the lower guard and mount the saw blade.
When mounting the saw blade, confirm that the rotation indicator mark on
the saw blade and the rotation direction of the gear case are properly
(5) Thoroughly clean washer (D) and the bolt, and install them onto the saw
blade spindle.
(6) Press in the spindle lock and tighten the bolt by turning it to the left by 10
mm box wrench.
(7) Rotate the spindle cover unitl hook in spindle cover is in the original position.
Then tighten the 6mm bolt.
Confirm that the spindle lock has returned to the retract position after
installing or removing the saw blade.
Tighten the bolt so it does not come loose during operation.
Confirm that the bolt has been properly tightened before the power tool is
Confirm that the lower guard has closed position.
2. Dismounting the saw blade
Dismount the saw blade by reversing the mounting procedures described in
paragraph 1 above.
The saw blade can easily be removed after lifting the lower guard.
216 mm in diameter.


To avoid an accident or personal injury, always confirm the trigger switch is
turned OFF and that the power plug has been disconnected from the
receptacle before performing any maintenance or inspection of this tool.
Report to qualified person as soon as possible, if you discover the fault of
machine including guards or blade saw.
1. Inspecting the saw blade
Always replace the saw blade immediately upon the first sign of deterioration
or damage.
A damaged saw blade can cause personal injury and a worn saw blade can
cause ineffective operation and possible overload to the motor.
Never use a dull saw blade. When a saw blade is dull, its resistance to the
hand pressure applied by the tool handle tends to increase, making it unsafe
to operate the power tool.
2. Inspecting the mounting screws
Regularly inspect all mounting screws and ensure that they are properly
tightened. Should any of the screws be loose, re-tighten them immediately.
Failure to do so could result in serious hazard.
3. Inspecting the carbon brushes (Fig. 29)
The motor employs carbon brushes which are consumable parts. Since an
excessively worn carbon brush can result in motor trouble, replace the carbon
brushes with new ones having the same carbon brush No. shown in the
figure when it becomes worn to or near the "wear limit". In addition, always
keep carbon brushes clean and ensure that they slide freely within the brush
4. Replacing a carbon brushes
Disassemble the brush cap with a slotted-head screwdriver. The carbon
brushes can then be easily removed.
5. Maintenance of the motor
The motor unit winding is the very "heart" of the power tool. Exercise due
care to ensure the winding does not become damaged and/or wet with oil or
6. Inspecting the lower guard for proper operation
Before each use of the tool, test the lower guard (Fig. 5) to assure that it is in
good condition and that it moves smoothly.
Never use the tool unless the lower guard operates properly and it is in
good mechanical condition.
7. Storage
After operation of the tool has been completed, check that the following has
been performed:
(1) Trigger switch is in OFF position,
(2) Power plug has been removed from the receptacle,
When the tool is not in use, keep it stored in a dry place out of the reach of
8. Lubrication
Lubricate the following sliding surfaces once a month to keep the power
tool in good operating condition for a long time.
Use of machine oil is recommended.
Oil supply points:
* Rotary portion of hinge
* Rotary portion of holder (A)
* Rotary portion of vise assembly
9. Cleaning
Periodically remove chips and other waste material from the surface of the
power tool with a damp, soapy cloth. To avoid a malfunction of the motor,
protect it from contact with oil or water.
(Only Model C8FSHE)
If the laser line becomes invisible due to chips and the like adhered onto the
window of the laser marker's light-emitting section, wipe and clean the window
with a dry cloth or a soft cloth moistened with soapy water, etc.
10. Service parts list
Repair, modification and inspection of Hitachi Power Tools must be carried
out by a Hitachi Authorized Service Center.
Especially laser device should be maintained by the authorised agent by
laser manufacturer.
Always assign the repair of laser device to Hitachi Authorised Service Center.
This Parts List will be helpful if presented with the tool to the Hitachi
Authorized Service Center when requesting repair or other maintenance.
In the operation and maintenance of power tools, the safety regulations and
standards prescribed in each country must be observed.
Hitachi Power Tools are constantly being improved and modified to
incorporate the latest technological advancements.
Accordingly, some parts may be changed without prior notice.



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