A. GENERAL INFORMATION
Your saw's three-prong plug must be plugged into a
matching outlet that is properly installed and grounded
in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
"Improper connection of the equipment can result in
electric shock. Check with an electrician or service
personnel if you are unsure about proper grounding.
Do not modify the plug; if it will not fit the outlet, have
the correct outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
To temporarily use the saw with a two-prong outlet,
use an adapter, provided the outlet is properly
grounded. Make sure the extending green wire is
connected to the outlet-plate retaining screw. The
temporary adapter should be used only until a prop-
erly grounded outlet can be installed by a qualified
electrician, and only if ordinances permit such use.
If an extension cord is used, make
sure it has a three-prong plug and is large
enough to prevent excessive voltage loss.
The saw's motor cord must only be
plugged into the receptacle provided on the saw
which is controlled by the saw's master switch.
Never plug the motor cord directly into an
extension cord as this will prevent the ability to
switch the saw off.
TYPES OF CUTS
There are six basic types of cuts: the straight cross
cut, the miter cut, the rip cut, the bevel cross cut, the
bevel rip cut, and the bevel miter cut (compound miter
cut). All other cuts are of these basic six. Operating
procedures for making each kind of cut are given later
in this section.
Always make sure the blade guard
and anti-kickback pawls are in place and working
properly when making these cuts to avoid
Cross cuts are straight, 90 degree cuts made across
the grain of the workpiece.
The wood is fed into the
cut at a 90 degree angle to the blade and the blade is
See Figure 22.
Miter cuts are made with the wood at any angle other
than 90 degrees.
See Figure 23. (The wood is angled
to the blade.)
Miter cuts may tend to "creep" away
from the miter fence during cutting. This can be
by holding the workpiece
the miter fence. The miter clamp kit has been de-
signed and tested for this purpose.
ONA STRAIGHT WORKPIECE,
ONA ANGLED WORKPIECE,