INSTRUCTION MANUAL 2300W 235mm (9-1/4”) Circular Saw with Laser Line Generator* • Melbourne • Perth • Auckland • Hong Kong • Shanghai • Taipei • New York • Verona • London • Paris LS236LS 040421 ED12 PR
Contents Warranty Introduction Environmental protection Description of symbols Specifications General safety rules Additional safety rules for laser lights Additional safety rules for circular saws Know your product Accessories Unpacking Assembly Overview Adjusting the cutting depth Adjusting the bevel angle Adjusting the bevel setting Adjusting the angle pointer Switching on and off Making a cut Using the parallel fence guide Dust extraction Using the REDEYE® system Changing the blade Maintenance General i
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General safety rules Personal safety • Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury. • Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Additional safety rules for laser lights • Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally. • Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users. • Maintain power tools.
Additional safety rules for circular saws • When the blade is pinched or bound tightly by the kerf closing down, the blade stalls and the motor reaction drives the unit rapidly back toward the operator; • If the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in the cut, the teeth at the back edge of the blade can dig into the top surface of the wood causing the blade to climb out of the kerf and jump back toward the operator.
e) Do not use dull or damaged blades. Unsharpened or improperly set blades produce narrow kerf causing excessive friction, blade binding and kickback. f) Blade depth and bevel adjusting locking levers must be tight and secure before making cut. If blade adjustment shifts while cutting, it may cause binding and kickback. g) Use extra caution when making a “plunge cut” into existing walls or other blind areas. The protruding blade may cut objects that can cause kickback.
Know your product 1. Laser light assembly 2. Laser aperture 3. Trigger switch 4. Laser light on/off button 5. Motor housing 6. Main handle 7. Front handle 8. Bevel adjustment lever 9. Bevel scale 10. Parallel fence locking knob 11. Parallel fence 12. Blade guard lever 13. Lower blade guard 14. Base plate 15. Upper blade guard 16. Dust extraction port 17. Dust extraction adaptor 18. Depth locking lever 19. Depth of cut indicator 20. Spindle lock button 21. Blade 22. Blade wrench 23.
Accessories The GMC LS236LS Circular Saw is supplied with the following accessories as standard: 1. Blade wrench 2. Blade (fitted) 3. Parallel fence guide 4. Dust extraction adaptor 5. Instruction manual 6. Receipt holder By loosening the bevel adjustment lever (8), the body and the blade of the saw can be tilted to any angle up to 45° for making angle cuts. Please note that the maximum depth of cut is reduced when cutting at an angle. A fixed guard (15) encloses the upper part of the blade.
Note. Always use the correct blade depth setting. The correct blade depth setting for all cuts should not be more than 6mm below the material being cut. Allowing more depth will increase the chance of kickback and result in a rough cut. Note. Always make a trial cut in a scrap piece of material along a guideline to determine how much you should offset the blade from the guideline to make an accurate cut. Adjusting the bevel setting Adjusting the bevel angle CAUTION.
Adjusting the angle pointer Making a cut When the angles are corrected on the saw, it is wise to adjust the pointer. 1. Set the angle as desired and loosen the screw securing the pointer. 2. Move the pointer to the corresponding angle and tighten the screw. 1. Mark the line of cut on the work piece. 2. Adjust the depth of cut and bevel angle as required. 3. When making 90° cross or rip cuts, align your line of cut with the outer blade guide notch on the base of the saw. 4.
Dust extraction Note. Since blade thickness varies, always make a trial cut in scrap material along the guideline to determine how much, if any, the guideline must be offset to get an accurate cut. The tool can be connected to a dust extraction system via the dust extraction adaptor (17). 1. Fit the dust extraction adaptor (17) over the dust extraction port (16). 2. Using the two phillips head screws supplied secure the dust extraction port onto the saw. 3.
6. Align the beam with the line on the work piece. 7. Always let the blade reach full speed (approximately 2 seconds) before you begin to cut into the work piece. 8. Slowly push the saw forward using both hands, keeping the red laser light beam on the line of cut. 9. After completing your cut, release the trigger switch and allow the blade to come to a complete stop. Do not remove the saw from the work piece while the blade is moving. Changing the blade CAUTION.
Maintenance 1. Keep the tool’s air vents unclogged and clean at all times. 2. Remove dust and dirt regularly. Cleaning is best done with a soft rag or a soft brush. Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes while cleaning. 3. Re-lubricate all moving parts at regular intervals. 4. If the body of the saw needs cleaning, wipe it with a soft damp cloth. A mild detergent can be used but nothing like alcohol, petrol or other cleaning agent. 5. Never use caustic agents to clean plastic parts. CAUTION.
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