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Remove the outer washer (19).
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Remove the saw blade (21).
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Fitting
Place the saw blade onto the inner washer (22), making
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sure that the arrow on the blade points in the same
direction as the arrow on the tool.
Fit the outer washer (19) on the spindle, with the raised
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part pointing away from the saw blade.
Insert the blade retaining screw (20) into the hole.
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Insert a screwdriver into the hole (18) to prevent the saw
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blade from rotating. KS65K: keep the spindle lock (16)
depressed.
Securely tighten the blade retaining screw by turning it
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clockwise using the spanner supplied.
Adjust the riving knife as described below.
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Adjusting the riving knife (fig. B)
The riving knife prevents the saw blade from jamming during
rip sawing operations. The riving knife must be adjusted after
replacing the saw blade.
KS64(K)/KS65K: set the saw shoe to the minimum depth
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of cut as described below. KS55: the screws (23) can be
accessed through the holes in the guard.
Loosen the two screws (23).
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Position the riving knife (13) as shown.
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– The distance between the toothed rim and the riving
knife should be 2 - 3 mm.
– The height difference between the toothed rim and the
lower end of the riving knife should be 2 - 3 mm.
Tighten the screws (23).
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Fitting and removing the parallel fence (fig. C)
The parallel fence is used to saw in a straight line parallel to
the edge of the workpiece.
Fitting
Loosen the locking knob (24).
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Insert the parallel fence (12) through the openings (25).
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Slide the parallel fence into the desired position.
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Tighten the locking knob.
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Removing
Loosen the locking knob (24).
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Pull the parallel fence off the tool.
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Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
This tool can be used in the right hand or the left hand.
Warning! Carefully guide the cable in order to avoid
accidentally cutting it.
Adjusting the depth of cut (fig. D)
The depth of cut should be set according to the thickness of
the workpiece. It should exceed the thickness by approx. 2 mm.
Loosen the knob (5) to unlock the saw shoe.
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Move the saw shoe (11) into the desired position.
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The corresponding depth of cut can be read from the scale (6).
Tighten the knob to lock the saw shoe in place.
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Adjusting the mitre angle (fig. E)
This tool can be set to mitre angles between 0° and 45°.
Loosen the locking knob (7) to unlock the saw shoe.
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Move the saw shoe (11) into the desired position.
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The corresponding mitre angle can be read from the scale (8).
Tighten the locking knob to lock the saw shoe in place.
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Switching on and off
Warning! Before switching on, make sure that the spanner
has been removed from the blade retaining screw and that the
screwdriver has been removed from the tool.
Switching on
Keep the lock-off button (2) depressed and press the
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on/off switch (1).
Release the lock-off button.
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Switching off
Release the on/off switch.
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KS55/KS64(K) - Aligning the saw with the cutting line
(fig. F)
The saw is equipped with guides for straight cutting (26) and
guides for 45° mitre cutting (27).
Align the left edge of the guides (26) or (27) with the
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cutting line (28).
For very accurate cuts:
Mark a cutting line on a scrap piece of wood.
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Align the left edge of the guides (26) or (27) with the
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cutting line (28).
Make a test cut.
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Depending on the results, adjust the position of the
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guides relative to the cutting line.
KS65K - Adjusting the sight guide (fig. G)
While viewing through the window (14), align the saw
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blade teeth with the cutting line.
While keeping the saw in this position, loosen the sight
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guide (15) on the saw shoe (11) as shown.
Align the 0° mark (29) on the sight guide with the cutting
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line (31). When adjusting for 45° mitre cuts, align the 45°
mark (30) on the sight guide with the cutting line.
Secure the sight guide using the screw (32).
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