OPERATOR’S MANUAL 10 in. Compound Miter Saw 22 .5 31.6 TS1345L - Double Insulated 31.6 22.5 Your miter saw has been engineered and manufactured to our high standard for dependability, ease of operation, and operator safety. When properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance. WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this product. Thank you for your purchase.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction...................................................................................................................................................................... 2 Warranty........................................................................................................................................................................... 2 General Safety Rules................................................................................
GENERAL SAFETY RULES WARNING: Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in electric shock, fire, and/or serious personal injury. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read the operator’s manual carefully. Learn the applications and limitations as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool. GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK BY PREVENTING BODY CONTACT WITH GROUNDED SURFACES.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES INSPECT TOOL CORDS PERIODICALLY. If damaged, have repaired by a qualified service technician at an authorized service facility. Repair or replace a damaged or worn cord immediately. Stay constantly aware of cord location and keep it well away from the rotating blade. INSPECT EXTENSION CORDS PERIODICALLY and replace if damaged. POLARIZED PLUGS. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this tool has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other).
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES NEVER reach behind, under, or within three inches of the blade and its cutting path with hands and fingers for any reason. NEVER reach to pick up a workpiece, a piece of scrap, or anything else that is in or near the cutting path of the blade. NEVER move the workpiece or make adjustment to any cutting angle while the saw is running and the blade is rotating. Any slip can result in contact with the blade causing serious personal injury.
SYMBOLS The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product. SYMBOL SIGNAL MEANING DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
ELECTRICAL DOUBLE INSULATION EXTENSION CORDS Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power tools, which eliminates the need for the usual threewire grounded power cord. All exposed metal parts are isolated from the internal metal motor components with protecting insulation. Double insulated tools do not need to be grounded. When using a power tool at a considerable distance from a power source, be sure to use an extension cord that has the capacity to handle the current the tool will draw.
GLOSSARY OF TERMS Anti-Kickback Pawls (radial arm and table saws) A device which, when properly installed and maintained, is designed to stop the workpiece from being kicked back toward the front of the saw during a ripping operation. Arbor The shaft on which a blade or cutting tool is mounted. Bevel Cut A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle other than 90° to the table surface. Compound Cut A cross cut made with both a miter and a bevel angle.
FEATURES PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Blade Arbor................................................................ 5/8 in. Blade Diameter.............................................................10 in. No Load Speed...................................... 5,500 r/min. (RPM) Input.............................................. 120 V~, 60 Hz, 14 Amps Cutting Capacity with Miter at 0°/Bevel 0°: Maximum nominal lumber sizes:..................
FEATURES KNOW YOUR COMPOUND MITER SAW See Figure 1. The safe use of this product requires an understanding of the information on the tool and in this operator’s manual as well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting. Before use of this product, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety rules. LOCK PIN 14 AMP MOTOR The saw has a powerful 14 amp motor with sufficient power to handle tough cutting jobs.
FEATURES MITER LOCK HANDLE SPINDLE LOCK BUTTON See Figure 2. The miter lock handle securely locks the saw at desired miter angles. See Figure 3. The spindle lock button locks the spindle stopping the blade from rotating. Depress and hold the lock button while installing, changing, or removing blade. POSITIVE STOPS ON MITER TABLE Positive stops have been provided at 0°, 15°, 22-1/2°, 31.6°, and 45°. The stops have been provided on both the left and right side of the miter table.
LOOSE PARTS The following items are included with the tool: Miter Lock Handle Blade Wrench Dust Bag AAA Batteries Work Clamp Operator’s Manual AAA BATTERIES DUST BAG BLADE WRENCH MITER LOCK HANDLE WORK CLAMP Fig. 6 WARNING: The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous and could cause serious personal injury.
ASSEMBLY UNPACKING This product requires assembly. Carefully lift saw from the carton by the carrying handle and the saw base, and place it on a level work surface. WARNING: Do not connect to power supply until assembly is complete. Failure to comply could result in accidental starting and possible serious personal injury. WARNING: Do not use this product if any parts on the Loose Parts List are already assembled to your product when you unpack it.
ASSEMBLY MITER LOCK HANDLE See Figure 8. To install the miter lock handle, place the threaded stud on the end of the miter lock handle into the threaded hole in the control arm. Turn clockwise to tighten. TO TIGHTEN DUST BAG See Figure 9. A dust bag is provided for use on the miter saw. It fits over the exhaust port on the upper blade guard. Squeeze the two metal clips to open the mouth of the bag and slide it on the exhaust port. Release the clips.
ASSEMBLY INSTALLING BATTERIES FOR LASER See Figure 11. Remove screw from battery compartment cover using the Phillips end of the supplied blade wrench. Remove cover and set aside. Install two AAA batteries according to polarity indicators inside the battery compartment. LASER GUIDE SWITCH BATTERIES COMPARTMENT COVER Replace the battery compartment cover. Reinstall screw and tighten securely. SCREW DANGER: Laser radiation. Avoid direct eye contact with light source. Fig.
ASSEMBLY TO INSTALL / REPLACE THE BLADE See Figures 13 - 14. WARNING: A 10 in. blade is the maximum blade capacity of the saw. Larger blades will come in contact with the blade guards, while thicker blades will prevent the blade bolt from securing the blade on the spindle. Either of these situations could result in a serious accident and can cause serious personal injury. Unplug the saw. Raise saw arm. Rotate lower blade guard up and loosen blade bolt cover screw.
ASSEMBLY SOCKET HEAD SCREW(S) WARNING: Make sure the spindle lock button is not engaged before reconnecting saw into power source. Never engage spindle lock button when blade is rotating. NOTE: Many of the illustrations in this manual show only portions of the compound miter saw. This is intentional so that we can clearly show points being made in the illustrations. Never operate the saw without all guards securely in place and in good operating condition.
ASSEMBLY INDICATOR SCREW BLADE MITER FENCE MITER SCALE SCALE INDICATOR BEVEL SCALE 31.6 MITER TABLE FRAMING SQUARE INDICATOR SCREW MITER LOCK HANDLE VIEW OF BLADE NOT SQUARE WITH FENCE, ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED Fig. 17 SCALE INDICATOR Fig. 19 BLADE MITER FENCE BLADE COMBINATION SQUARE 31.6 31.6 MITER TABLE FRAMING SQUARE MITER TABLE MITER LOCK HANDLE BEVEL LOCK KNOB VIEW OF BLADE NOT SQUARE WITH FENCE, Fig.
ASSEMBLY SQUARING THE BLADE TO THE MITER TABLE See Figures 19 - 22. Unplug the saw. Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the lock pin to hold the saw arm in transport position. Loosen the miter lock handle approximately one-half turn. Rotate the miter table until the scale indicator on the control arm is positioned at 0°. BLADE COMBINATION SQUARE Securely tighten the miter lock handle. Loosen bevel lock knob and set saw arm at 0° bevel (blade set 90° to miter table).
OPERATION WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious injury. WARNING: Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1. Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes, resulting in possible serious injury.
OPERATION Once the saw arm has been set at the desired angle, securely tighten the bevel lock knob. Place the workpiece flat on the miter table with one edge securely against the fence. If the board is warped, place the convex side against the fence. If the concave edge of a board is placed against the fence, the board could collapse on the blade at the end of the cut, jamming the blade. See Figures 30 - 31.
OPERATION Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure it against the fence. Use the optional work clamp or a C-clamp to secure the workpiece when possible. See Figure 27. COMPOUND MITER CUT Before turning on the saw, perform a dry run of the cutting operation just to make sure that no problems will occur when the cut is made. Grasp the saw handle firmly then squeeze the switch trigger. Allow several seconds for the blade to reach maximum speed.
OPERATION Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure it against the fence. Use the optional work clamp or a C-clamp to secure the workpiece when possible. Before turning on the saw, perform a dry run of the cutting operation just to make sure that no problems will occur when the cut is made. Grasp the saw handle firmly then squeeze the switch trigger. Allow several seconds for the blade to reach maximum speed. Slowly lower the blade into and through the workpiece. 22 .5 31.
OPERATION CUTTING COMPOUND MITERS To aid in making the correct settings, the compound angle setting chart below has been provided. Since compound cuts are the most difficult to accurately obtain, trial cuts should be made in scrap material, and much thought and planning made, prior to making the required cut. PITCH OF SIDE 0° 5° 10° 15° 20° 25° 30° 35° 40° 45° 50° NUMBER OF SIDES 4 5 M- 45.00° M- 36.00° B- 0.00° B- 0.00° 6 7 M- 30.00° B- 0.00° M- 25.71° B- 0.00° 8 M- 22.50° B- 0.00° M- 44.
OPERATION CUTTING CROWN MOLDING The compound miter saw does an excellent job of cutting crown molding. In general, compound miter saws do a better job of cutting crown molding than any other tool made. In order to fit properly, crown molding must be compound mitered with extreme accuracy. The two contact surfaces on a piece of crown molding that fit flat against the ceiling and the wall of a room are at angles that, when added together, equal exactly 90°.
OPERATION Bevel Angle Setting 33.9 ° Type of Cut Left side, inside corner 1. Top edge of molding against fence 2. Miter table set right 31.6° 3. Save left end of cut 33.9° Right side, inside corner 1. Bottom edge of molding against fence 2. Miter table set left 31.6° 3. Save left end of cut 33.9° Left side, outside corner 1. Bottom edge of molding against fence 2. Miter table set left 31.6° 3. Save right end of cut 33.9 Right side, outside corner 1. Top edge of molding against fence 2.
ADJUSTMENTS POSITIVE STOP ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: See Figure 33. Before performing any adjustment, make sure the tool is unplugged from the power supply. Failure to heed this warning could result in serious personal injury. The compound miter saw has been adjusted at the factory for making very accurate cuts. However, some of the components might have been jarred out of alignment during shipping. Also, over a period of time, readjustment will probably become necessary due to wear.
ADJUSTMENTS DANGER: Laser radiation. Avoid direct eye contact with light source. WARNING: LASER ADJUSTMENT SCREW Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein can result in hazardous radiation exposure. TO ADJUST THE LASER GUIDE See Figure 34. Use the work clamp or a C-clamp to secure a piece of scrap wood. Plug the saw into the power source and make a slight cut to score the wood.
MAINTENANCE BRUSH CAP WARNING: When servicing, use only identical replacement parts. Use of any other parts can create a hazard or cause product damage. BRUSH ASSEMBLY WARNING: Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1. Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes, resulting in possible serious injury. BRUSH CAP BRUSH ASSEMBLY GENERAL MAINTENANCE Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts.
OPERATOR’S MANUAL 10 in. Compound Miter Saw TS1345L - Double Insulated CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING: This product and some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities may contain chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.