Cutouts can be made with either of two methods A or B.
A) Boring a starting hole:
For internal cutouts without a lead-in cut from an
edge, pre-drill a starting hole 12 mm (1/2") or more
in diameter. Insert the blade into this hole to start
B) Plunge cutting:
You need not bore a starting hole or make a lead-in
cut if you carefully do as follows.
Tilt the tool up on the front edge of the base
with the blade point positioned just above the
Apply pressure to the tool so that the front
edge of the base will not move when you
switch on the tool and gently lower the back
end of the tool slowly.
As the blade pierces the workpiece, slowly
lower the base of the tool down onto the
Complete the cut in the normal manner.
To trim edges or make dimensional adjustments, run the
blade lightly along the cut edges.
1. Starting hole
Always use a suitable coolant (cutting oil) when cutting
metal. Failure to do so will cause significant blade wear.
The underside of the workpiece can be greased instead
of using a coolant.
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and the
battery cartridge is removed before attempting to
perform inspection or maintenance.
Cleaning clamp on blade holder
If chips or foreign matter get into the clamp on the blade
holder, clean out the clamp after removing it from the
Push the blade installing lever in the (1) direction to
Pull the blade installing lever in the (2) direction
until it stops with a little click. If you have difficulty
pulling it out, try to do so while moving it back and
forth in the (3) direction.
1. Blade installing