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How To Use The Vise Assembly; Adjustment Of Table Insert Position - Hitachi C 8FSE Technical Data And Service Manual

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4. How to use the vise assembly

(1) The vise assembly can be mounted on either the left fence
(fence (B)) or the right fence (fence (A)) by loosening 6 mm
wing bolt (A).
(2) The screw holder can be raised or lowered according to the
height of the workpiece by loosening 6 mm wing bolt (B).
After the adjustment, firmly tighten 6 mm wing bolt (B) and fix
the screw holder.
(3) Turn the upper knob and securely fix the workpiece in position
(Fig. 21).
WARNING: 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.
CAUTION: 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 6 mm wing bolt (B)
and move the vise assembly to a position where it will not contact the saw blade.

5. Adjustment of table insert position

The table inserts are installed on the turn table. When the machine is shipped from the factory, the table
inserts are positioned so that there is no chance that the saw blade will come in contact with either side of
the saw blade slot even if the machine is used for 45° bevel cutting. Before operating the machine, adjust
the position of the table inserts so that the sides of the saw blade align with the edges of the table inserts
according to the following procedure.
First, loosen the three 6-mm machine screws that fasten the table inserts, and temporarily tighten the two
outside screws (front and back). Next, clamp a workpiece (about 200 mm (7-7/8") wide) with the vise
assembly and cut the workpiece. Align the cutting surfaces with the table inserts as shown in Figs. 22-a and
b, and securely tighten the front and back 6-mm machine screws. Finally, remove the workpiece and
securely tighten the middle 6-mm machine screw.
If adjustment is done as described, workpieces can be cut precisely by aligning the appropriate side edge
of the table inserts with the ink line on the workpiece. Adjust the table inserts as necessary for the type of
cutting desired (right-angle or left bevel cutting).
Fig. 22-a
6 mm
Saw blade
Fig. 21
6 mm wing
bolt (B)
6 mm wing bolt (A)
Fig. 22-b
6 mm
Saw blade


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