ITEM #0358937 7-1/4 IN. SLIDING COMPOUND MITER SAW KOBALT is a registered trademark of LF, LLC. All Rights Reserved. WITH LASER GUIDE MODEL #SM1850LW Français p. 45 Español p. 89 NOTICE: On the nameplate of the machine you will ﬁnd the serial number and MFG date code of the unit.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Product Speciﬁcations........................Package Contents..........................Safety Information..........................Preparation............................Assembly Instructions........................Adjustment Instructions........................Operating Instructions........................Crown Moulding Chart........................Care and Maintenance........................Troubleshooting..........................Warranty............................Replacement Parts List and Exploded Views................... PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS MOTOR CUTTING CAPACITY Power Source 9A, 120V A/C, 60 Hz Crosscut 2 in.
PACKAGE CONTENTS UNPACKING YOUR MITER SAW WARNING: To avoid injury from unexpected starting or electrical shock, do not plug the power cord into a source of power during unpacking and assembly. The cord must remain unplugged whenever you are adjusting/assembling the saw. 1.
SAFETY INFORMATION GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION PROPOSITION 65 WARNING Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: ●...
SAFETY INFORMATION POWER TOOL SAFETY Please read and understand this entire manual before attempting to assemble, operate or install the product. These safety instructions are not meant to cover every possible condition that could occur. GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ● LEARN the tool’s application, limitations and possible hazards. ●...
● MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp and clean for best and safest performance. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories. ● DIRECTION OF FEED. Feed work into a blade or cutter against the direction of rotation of the blade or cutter.
● DISCONNECT the saw from the power source and clean the machine when ﬁnished using. ● SHOULD any part of your miter saw become missing, damaged, fail in any way or any electrical component fail to perform properly, shut off the switch and remove the plug from the power supply outlet.
SAFETY INFORMATION ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND SAFETY CAUTION: POWER SUPPLY AND MOTOR The A/C motor used in this saw is a universal, nonreversible type. See “MOTOR” in the “PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section on page 2. To avoid electrical hazards, ﬁre hazards or damage to the tool, use proper circuit protection. Your saw is wired at the factory for 120V operation.
GUIDELINES FOR EXTENSION CORDS When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in loss of power and overheating. The table below shows the correct size to use depending on cord length and nameplate ampere rating.
PREPARATION Before beginning assembly or operation of the product, make sure all parts are present. Compare parts with package contents list and diagram on page 3. If any part is missing or damaged, do not attempt to assemble, install or operate the product. Estimated Assembly Time: 10 minutes Tools Required for Assembly (included): Blade Wrench Tools Required for Assembly (not included): Adjustable Wrench, 2 mm Hex Wrench, 8 mm Hex...
KNOW YOUR MITER SAW Safety Lock Switch Handle Upper Blade Guard Dust Bag Laser Guide Blade Base Hold-Down Clamp Table Insert Fence Hand Hold for Positive Miter Stop Transportation Positive Miter Stop Mounting Hole Locking Lever ON/OFF Trigger Switch Blade Wrench Motor Brush Arbor Lock Button Motor...
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: To avoid injury, do not connect this miter saw to a power source until it is completely assembled and adjusted and you have read and understood the operator’s manual. INSTALLING THE MITER HANDLE (FIG. 1) ● Thread the miter handle (E) into the hole located at the front of the miter saw (A).
INSTALLING THE HOLD-DOWN CLAMP (FIG. 3) NOTE: There are two mounting holes for the hold- down clamp. These are located just behind the fence on the left and right side of the base. ● Loosen the screw with a Phillips screwdriver. Mounting holes ●...
ADJUSTMENT INSTRUCTIONS UNLOCKING THE SLIDE CARRIAGE (FIG. 5) ● After removing the saw from the carton, loosen the slide carriage lock knob (1). When transporting or storing the miter saw, the slide carriage should always be locked in position. The slide carriage lock knob (1) is located on the right side of the slide carriage.
REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE TABLE INSERT (FIG. 7) NOTE: The miter saw comes with the table inserts already installed. These instructions are for replacing or adjusting either insert side. WARNING To avoid injury: ● Always unplug the saw to avoid accidental starting.
MOUNTING THE MITER SAW (FIG. 8, 9, 10) WARNING To avoid injury from unexpected saw movement: ● Disconnect the power cord from the outlet and lock the cutting head in the lower position using the stop latch. ● Lock the slide carriage in place by tightening the slide carriage lock knob.
REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE BLADE WARNING: Only use a 7-1/4 in. diameter blade. To avoid injury from an accidental start, make sure the switch is in the OFF position and the plug is not connected to the power source outlet. REMOVING (FIG.
INSTALLING BLADE (FIG. 11, 12, 13) Unplug the miter saw before changing/installing the blade. ● Install a 7-1/4 in. blade with a 5/8 in. arbor, making sure the rotation arrow on the blade matches the clockwise rotation arrow on the upper guard.
BEVEL STOP ADJUSTMENT (FIG. 14, 15, 16) WARNING: To avoid injury from an accidental start, make sure the switch is in the OFF position and the plug is not connected to the power source outlet. 90° (0°) Bevel Adjustment (FIG. 14): ●...
MITER SCALE (FIG. 17) The sliding compound miter saw scale can be easily read, showing miter angles from 0° to 45° to the left, and 0° to 45° to the right. The miter saw table has nine of the most common angle settings with positive stops at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, and 45°.
SETTING CUTTING DEPTH (FIG. 19) The depth of cut can be preset for even and repetitive shallow cuts. ● Adjust the cutting head down until the teeth of the blade are at the desired depth. ● While holding the upper arm in that position, turn the stop knob (1) until it touches the stop plate (2).
DANGER: AVOID DIRECT EYE CONTACT ● A red laser line is radiated when the laser guide switch is turned on. Avoid direct eye contact. Always unplug the miter saw from power source before making any adjustments. Puissance à Ce produit est conforme aux normes 21CFR 1040.10 et 1040.11 las normas ●...
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE MITER SAW WARNING: To avoid mistakes that could cause serious, permanent injury, do not plug the tool in until the following steps are completed: ● Completely assemble and adjust the saw, following the instructions (SEE ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENTS SECTIONS).
KEEP YOUR WORK AREA CLEAN Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents. WARNING: To avoid burns or other ﬁre damage, never use the miter saw near ﬂammable liquids, vapors or gases. ● Plan ahead to protect your eyes, hands, face and ears. ●...
Never cut freehand: ● Brace your workpiece ﬁrmly against the fence and table stop so it will not rock or twist during the cut. ● Make sure there is no debris between the workpiece and the table or fence. Make sure there are no gaps between the workpiece, fence and table that will let the workpiece shift after it is cut.
BODY AND HAND POSITION (FIG. 23) WARNING Never place hands near the cutting area. Proper positioning of your body and hands when operating the miter saw will make cutting easier and safer. Keep children away. Keep all visitors at a safe distance from the miter saw.
BASIC SAW OPERATIONS TURNING THE LASER GUIDE ON (FIG. 24) Press the on/off rocker switch (1) to “ON” position to activate the laser guide. TURNING THE SAW ON (FIG. 24) This miter saw is equipped with an ON/OFF trigger switch (2). With the safety lock (3) pressed, squeeze the trigger switch to turn the miter saw ON.
BEFORE LEAVING THE SAW ● Never leave tool running unattended. Turn power OFF. Wait for all moving parts to stop. ● Make workshop childproof. Lock the shop. Disconnect master switches. Store tool away from children and other unqualiﬁed users. WARNING: To avoid injury from materials being thrown, always unplug the saw to avoid accidental starting and remove small pieces of material from the table cavity.
COMPOUND CUT (FIG. 28) A compound cut is the combination of a miter and a bevel cut simultaneously. ● Loosen the bevel lock handle (1) and position the cutting head at the desired bevel position. Lock the bevel lock handle (1). ●...
CUTTING GROOVES (FIG. 31) WARNING: DO NOT USE A DADO BLADE, use only the standard saw blade for this operation. Cut these ● Mark lines to identify the width and depth of grooves the desired cut on the workpiece and put the with saw workpiece on the table and aim the inside tip of the blade at the line.
CUTTING BASE MOULDING (FIG. 34) Base mouldings and many other mouldings can be cut on a compound miter saw. The setup of the saw depends on moulding characteristics and Workpiece applications, as shown. Perform practice cuts on Workpiece scrap material to achieve best results: ●...
Bevel/Miter Settings BEVEL MITER TYPE OF CUT SETTING SETTING Inside corner - Left side 1. Position top of moulding against fence. 33.9° 31.6° Right 2. Miter table set at RIGHT 31.6°. 3. LEFT side is ﬁnished piece. Inside corner - Right side 1.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE WARNING ● To avoid ﬁre or toxic reaction, never use gasoline, naphtha acetone, lacquer thinner or similar highly volatile solvents to clean the miter saw. ● To avoid injury from unexpected starting or electrical shock, unplug the power cord before working on the saw.
SAWDUST Periodically, sawdust will accumulate under the worktable and base. This could cause difﬁculty in the Central pivot of movement of the worktable when setting up a miter plastic guard cut. Frequently blow out or vacuum up the sawdust. CAUTION If blowing sawdust, wear proper eye protection to keep debris from blowing into eyes.
TROUBLESHOOTING WARNING To avoid injury from accidental starting, always ensure switch is in the OFF position and unplug the tool before moving, replacing the blade or making adjustments. TROUBLESHOOTING – MOTOR PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE CORRECTIVE ACTION Blade does not 1. Motor brushes not sealed or lightly 1.
WARRANTY The manufacturer will offer replacement parts for this product which under normal usage have proven to be defective in their manufacture or workmanship for a period of THREE (3) years from the date of initial retail purchase. This warranty is valid only to the original purchaser. This warranty is not transferable and does not cover any parts that have been subjected to misuse, abuse, alteration, overload, accident or normal wear of moving parts.