Delta Miter Saws User Manual

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POST THESE SAFETY RULES FOR REFERENCE.

SAFETY RULES FOR

MITER SAWS

Failure to follow these rules may result in serious injury.

1.DO NOT OPERATE THIS MACHINE until it is completely assembled and installed according to the instructions. A machine incorrectly assembled can cause serious injury.

2.OBTAIN ADVICE from your supervisor, instructor, or another qualified person if you are not thoroughly familiar with the operation of this machine. Knowledge is safety.

3.FOLLOW ALL WIRING CODES and recommended electrical connections to prevent shock or electrocution.

4.DO NOT OPERATE ON ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE DESIGNATED VOLTAGE for the saw.

5.SECURE THE MACHINE TO A STABLE SUPPORTING SURFACE. Vibration can possibly cause the machine to slide, walk, or tip over, causing serious injury.

6.

USE ONLY CROSSCUT SAW BLADES. Use only zero-degree

 

or negative hook angles when using carbide-tippedblades. Do

 

not use blades with deep gullets. These can deflect and contact

 

the guard, and can cause damage to the machine and/or serious

 

injury.

7.USE ONLY BLADES OF THE CORRECT SIZE AND TYPE specified for this tool to prevent damage to the machine and/or serious injury.

8.MAKE CERTAIN BLADE ROTATES IN CORRECT DIRECTION and that the teeth at the bottom of the blade point to the rear of the saw.

9.USE BLADE GUARD AT ALL TIMES. Don’t spray any lubricants or cleaners (particularly spray or aerosol) in the vicinity of the plastic guard. The polycarbonate material sued in the guard is subject to attack by certain chemicals.

10.USE A SHARP BLADE. Check the blade to see if it runs true and is free from vibration. A dull blade or a vibrating blade can cause damage to the machine and/or serious injury.

11.DON’T WEDGE ANYTHING AGAINST THE FAN to hold the motor shaft.

12.DON’T USE ABRASIVE WHEELS. The excessive heat and abrasive particles generated by them will damage the saw.

13.INSPECT BLADE FOR CRACKS or other damage prior to operation. A cracked or damaged blade can come apart and pieces can be thrown at high speeds, causing serious injury. Replace cracked or damaged blades immediately.

14.CLEAN THE BLADE AND BLADE FLANGES prior to operation. Cleaning the blade and flanges allows you to check for any damage to the blade or flanges. A cracked or damaged blade or flange can come apart and pieces can be thrown at high speeds, causing serious injury.

15.ALWAYS USE THE KERF PLATE AND REPLACE THIS PLATE WHEN DAMAGED. Small chip accumulation under the saw may interfere with the saw blade or may cuase instability of workpiece when cutting.

16.USE ONLY BLADE FLANGES specified for this tool to prevent damage to the machine and/or serious injury.

17.CLEAR THE AREA OF FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS and/or gas prior to operation. Sparks can occur that would ignite the liquids and cause a fire or an explosion.

18.CLEAN THE MOTOR AIR SLOTS of chips and sawdust. Clogged motor air slots can cause the machine to overheat, damaging the machine and possibly causing a short which could cause serious injury.

19.TIGHTEN THE TABLE CLAMP HANDLE and any other clamps prior to operation. Loose clamps can cause parts or the workpiece to be thrown at high speeds.

hand to be in the “Table Hazard Zone” (within the red lines).

22.DON’T PLACE HANDS IN THE BLADE AREA when the saw is connected to a power source.

23.DON’TREACHUNDERNEATHTHESAWunless it is unplugged or turned off. The saw blade is exposed on the underside of the saw.

24.ALLOW THE MOTOR TO COME TO FULL SPEED prior to starting cut. Starting the cut too soon can cause damage to the machine or blade and/or serious injury.

25.NEVER REACH AROUND or behind the saw blade. A moving blade can cause serious injury.

26.NEVER CUT FERROUS METALS or masonry. Either of these can cause the carbide tips to fly off the blade at high speeds causing serious injury.

27.NEVER CUT SMALL PIECES. Cutting small pieces can cause your hand to move into the blade, resulting in serious injury.

28.NEVER LOCK THE SWITCH in the “ON” position. Setting up the next cut could cause your hand to move into the blade, resulting in severe injury.

29.NEVER APPLY LUBRICANT to a running blade. Applying lubricant could cause your hand to move into the blade, resulting in serious injury.

30.DO NOT PERFORM FREE-HANDOPERATIONS. Hold the work firmly against the fence and table. Free-hand operations on a miter saw could cause the workpiece to be thrown at high speeds, causing serious injury. Use clamps to hold the work when possible.

31.CUTTINGHEAD MUST RETURN QUICKLY TO THE FULL UP POSITION. Failure to do so will not allow the lower guard to operate properly and may result in personal injury.

32.TURN OFF THE MACHINE and allow the blade to come to a complete stop prior to cleaning the blade area or removing debris in the path of the blade. A moving blade can cause serious injury.

33.PROPERLY SUPPORT LONG OR WIDE WORK-PIECES.

Loss of control of the workpiece can cause injury.

34.NEVER PERFORM LAYOUT, ASSEMBLY, OR SET-UPWORKon the table/work area when the machine is running. A sudden slip could cause a hand to move into the blade. Severe injury can result.

35.DON’T ALLOW ANYONE to stand behind the saw.

36.TURN THE MACHINE “OFF”, disconnect the machine from the power source, and clean the table/work area before leaving the machine.LOCK THE SWITCH IN THE “OFF” POSITION to prevent unauthorized use. Someone else might accidentally start the machine and cause injury to themselves.

37.BEFORE OPERATING THE SAW, check and securely lock the bevel, miter, and sliding fence adjustments.

38.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding the safe and proper operation of power tools (i.e. a safety video) is available from the Power Tool Institute, 1300 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, OH44115-2851(www.powertoolinstitute.com). Information is also available from the National Safety Council, 1121 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca, IL60143-3201.Please refer to the American National Standards Institute ANSI 01.1 Safety Requirements for Woodworking Machines and the U.S. Department of Labor regulations.

20.NEVER START THE TOOL with the blade against the workpiece. The workpiece can be thrown, causing serious injury.

21.KEEP ARMS, HANDS, AND FINGERS away from the blade to prevent severe cuts. Clamp all workpieces that would cause your

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