CHANGING THE BLADE
DISCONNECT THE MACHINE FROM THE POWER SOURCE. Use only 10" diameter saw blades
rated for 4700 RPM or higher. Use only saw blades with 5/8" arbor holes.
1. Raise the saw blade to its maximum height and
remove the table insert (A) Fig. 38.
2. Place a piece of wood (B) Fig. 38 flat on the table
against the blade so that a tooth of the blade can
"grab" the wood to keep the blade from turning.
Remove the arbor nut (C) with the blade removal
wrench (D). Turn the nut (C) counter-clockwise to
remove. Remove the outside blade flange (E) and
saw blade (F).
3. Reverse the procedure to install the new blade.
Common sawing operations include ripping and crosscutting plus a few other standard operations of a fundamental
nature. As with all power machines, there is a certain amount of hazard involved with the operation and use of the
machine. Using the machine with the respect and caution demanded as far as safety precautions are concerned, will
considerably lessen the possibility of personal injury. However, if normal safety precautions are overlooked or
completely ignored, personal injury to the operator can result. The following information describes the safe and proper
method for performing the most common sawing operations.
THE USE OF ATTACHMENTS AND ACCESSORIES NOT RECOMMENDED BY BLACK & DECKER
MAY RESULT IN THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE USER OR OTHERS.
Cross-cutting requires the use of the miter gauge to
position and guide the work. Place the work against the
miter gauge and advance both the gauge and work
toward the saw blade, as shown in Fig. 39. The miter
gauge may be used in either table slot. When bevel
cutting (blade tilted), use the table groove that does not
cause interference of your hand or miter gauge with the
saw blade guard.
Start the cut slowly and hold the work firmly against the
miter gauge and the table. One of the rules in running
a saw is that you never hang onto or touch a free piece
of work. Hold the supported piece, not the free piece
that is cut off. The feed in cross-cutting continues until
the work is cut in two, and the miter gauge and work are
pulled back to the starting point. Before pulling the work
back, it is good practice to give the work a little
sideways shift to move the work slightly away from the
saw blade. Never pick up any short length of free work
from the table while the saw is running. Never touch a
cut-off piece unless it is at least a foot long.
For added safety and convenience the miter gauge (A)
can be fitted with an auxiliary wood-facing (B), as shown
in Fig. 39A, that should be at least 1 inch higher than the