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Disconnect plug from power source. Loosen
the depth adjustment lever located between
the guard and handle of saw. Hold the foot
down with one hand and raise or lower saw by
the handle. Tighten lever at the depth setting
desired. Check desired depth (Fig. 3).
Not more than one tooth length of the blade
should extend below the material to be cut, for
minimum splintering (Fig. 3).
ONE TOOTH LENGTH SHOULD
PENETRATE WOOD FOR
90° CUTTING ANGLE CHECK
Disconnect plug from power source. Set foot to
maximum depth of cut setting. Loosen bevel
adjustment lever, set to 0° on quadrant,
retighten bevel adjustment lever first, then the
depth adjustment lever and check for 90°
angle between the blade and bottom plane of
foot with a square (Fig. 4). Make adjustments
by turning the small alignment screw from
bottom side of foot, if necessary (Fig. 4).
may occur. Keep the saw steady and the foot
Disconnect plug from power source. The foot firmly on the workpiece.
can be adjusted up to 45° by loosening the
bevel adjustment lever at the front of the saw
and aligning foot to desired angle on
calibrated quadrant. To maintain adjustment,
Always tighten bevel adjustment first, then
the depth adjustment lever (Fig. 5).
For 50° cuts, loosen bevel adjustment lever,
depress 45° stop spring, adjust foot to 50° and
tighten lever (Fig. 5). Because of the increased
amount of blade engagement in the work and
decreased stability of the foot, blade binding
0° VERTICAL CUTS
For a straight 90° cut, use the large notch in
the foot. For 45° bevel cuts, use the small
notch (Fig. 6). The cutting guide notch will
give an approximate line of cut. Make sample
cuts in scrap lumber to verify actual line of cut.
This will be helpful because of the number of
different blade types and thicknesses
available. To ensure minimum splintering on
the good side of the material to be cut, face
the good side down.
5° / 50° BEVEL CUTS