DeWalt DW718 Miter Saw | 12″ Sliding Dual Bevel Workhorse Manual
The above picture shows the dewalt dw718 miter saw manual. It is a very useful manual for beginners. You will learn how to use it easily and quickly. It contains all the necessary instructions for the user to operate this tool effectively and safely.
In this manual there are several diagrams which show various operation details of the dewalt dw718 miter saw. These diagrams include:
Slide angle adjustment – How to adjust the slide angle with your finger or a screwdriver. Adjusting the slide angle allows you to make precise cuts without cutting into other pieces of wood.
Milling angles – How to mill boards at specific angles so they fit together perfectly when assembled.
Cutting angles – How to cut boards at specific angles so they fit together perfectly when assembled.
Saw blade height adjustment – How to raise or lower the blade height on the miter gauge. When raising or lowering the blade height, you can get a better view of your workpiece while making cuts.
Rack and pinion mechanism – How the rack and pinion mechanism on this tool works. The rack and pinion mechanism easily slides the saw blade back and forth, making cuts up to 12″.
It also contains safety guidelines and tips that will help you to work more safely and effectively with your miter saw. Always read through the manual completely before using your tool for the first time.
Some people find that when they use their saw for the first time, the blade doesn’t always extend when you pull the switch straight up. To fix this problem, turn the knob on the side of the tool until the pin is aligned with the hole in the lever. Then try pulling it again and it should stay pulled back.
You may notice a buildup of dust and debris under the base of your tool after using it. All you have to do is remove the four screws on the bottom of the base and pull it off. Then you can reach in and remove the dust and dirt. Reassemble the base and your tool is as good as new!
Use common sense whenever handling a power tool. Wear safety goggles or safety glasses, because flying pieces of wood or metal could hit your eyes and cause blindness or injury. Also wear ear protection to keep from damaging your hearing.
When you make a cut, the two sides of the board may split apart or fly forward because of the force of the spinning blade. To prevent injury, always hold your board with the direction of the cut. This means if you are cutting with the blade, you should always hold the board so the blade is moving from bottom to top.
Never reach around the blade or try to remove a cut board that the blade is still spinning on. Turn the tool off and let the blade come to a complete stop before reaching around it or removing any cut pieces.
When you make your cut, some wood dust and slivers may be blown out of the side of the board. Always position your hands and arms away from this area.
Make sure your board is properly secured before cutting. Hold the board down with at least one hand gripping it in a place where it won’t be cut. Don’t apply so much pressure that you might force the board to twist out of alignment, but make sure it can’t move while the saw is making the cut.
Your miter saw has a small area where it is capable of cutting – less than 10 inches on either side of the blade. Anything outside that area is not capable of being cut. Don’t try to force the board to go where it can’t.
When you mount your board, don’t allow extra space between the edge of the board and the side of the saw’s base. The actual cutting edge of the blade will ride up on the piece and throw it out of alignment. Mount your board so there is a slight gap on either side.
Care and Maintenance
To keep your tool working at its best, you should clean it after every use. Unplug the tool first, then wipe down the surface of the saw with a dry cloth or soft rag. Never use water to clean your tool because it will cause the wood to swell and prevent the moving parts from working properly.
Be sure to wipe off any pieces of wood shavings that may have accumulated inside the base. These can cause a short in the tool and prevent the saw from turning on.
Occasionally, you may need to apply a thin coat of machine oil to the moving parts. This helps to keep the parts operating freely and reduces the amount of friction that they experience. Always apply the oil in a well-ventilated area because the oil may have a strong odor and can be harmful if you breath it in over a long period of time.
The blades on your saw are extremely sharp and can cause severe injury if handled improperly. To avoid injury, always unplug your tool before removing or attaching the blade.
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