OPERATOR’S MANUAL10 in. TABLE SAWRTS31SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCEYour table saw has been engineered and manufactured to our high standard fo
10KNOW YOUR TABLE SAWSee Figure 2.The safe use of this product requires an understanding of the information on the tool and in this operator’s manual
11FEATURESOPERATING COMPONENTSThe upper portion of the blade projects up through the table and is surrounded by an insert called the throat plate. The
12The following tools (not included) are needed for assembly and making adjustments:TOOLS NEEDEDFEATURESBLADESFor maximum performance, it is recommend
13ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPThe following items are included with your table saw: A. Rip Fence ...
14ASSEMBLYUNPACKINGThis product requires assembly. Carefully remove the tool and any accessories from the box. Place it on a level work surface. NO
15ASSEMBLYTO ATTACH THE LEGSee Figure 7.NOTE: The leg with the leveling foot should be installed on the front of the saw, right side. Stand the tabl
16ASSEMBLYTO OPEN/CLOSE (SET-UP/TEAR DOWN) THE LEG STANDSee Figure 9.To open (set-up) the leg stand: Step 1: With the saw table on end and standin
17ASSEMBLYTO MOVE THE LEG STANDSee Figure 10. Holding the leg stand firmly, pull the leg stand toward you until the leg stand and saw are balanced o
18ASSEMBLYTO CHANGE RIVING KNIFE POSITIONSSee Figure 13.This saw is shipped with a riving knife that should be placed in the “down” position for non-t
19ASSEMBLYFig. 14Fig. 16SMALL BLADE WRENCHLARGE BLADE WRENCHFig. 15To tighten the blade: Using the blade wrench, place the flat open end into the fl
2TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction ...
20Fig. 18Fig. 17HORIZONTAL ADJUSTMENTVERTICAL ADJUSTMENTCORRECTINCORRECTSCREWSTO CHECK AND ALIGN THE RIVING KNIFE AND SAW BLADESee Figure 18.To check
21ASSEMBLYFig. 19TO STORE PUSH STICK See Figure 19. Insert screws into the holes on the right side of the saw table. Tighten securely. Place the
22OPERATIONKickback can be caused by any action that pinches the blade in the wood such as: Making a cut with incorrect blade depth Sawing into kn
23OPERATIONCUTTING AIDSSee Figure 22.Push sticks are devices that may be used for pushing a workpiece through the blade in any rip cut. When making no
24OPERATIONBEVEL RIP CUT RIP CUTCROSS CUTMITER CUTCOMPOUND (BEVEL) MITER CUT BEVEL CROSS CUT1TYPES OF CUTSSee Figure 25.There are six basic cuts: 1) t
25Fig. 26OPERATIONFEATHERBOARDA featherboard is a device used to help control the workpiece by guiding it securely against the table or fence. Feather
26OPERATIONTO CHANGE BLADE DEPTHSee Figure 28.The blade depth should be set so that the outer points of the blade are higher than the workpiece by app
27OPERATIONFig. 33DEFGCBFig. 31TO CHECK MITER BASE PARALLELISMSee Figures 32 - 33. Unplug the saw. Set saw up as if you were preparing to make a
28TO CHECK MITER FENCE ALIGNMENTSee Figure 34.The miter fence must be perpendicular to the blade when set at zero degrees. Set the miter fence (H) a
29OPERATIONWARNING:To reduce the risk of injury, always make sure the rip fence is parallel to the blade before beginning any operation.TO SET THE RIP
3WARNING:Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious pers
30OPERATIONTO USE OUTFEED SUPPORTSee Figure 38.The outfeed support slides to give the operator additional support for cutting long workpieces. With
31OPERATIONHEELING (PARALLELING) THE BLADESee Figures 40 - 41.WARNING:The blade must be square so the wood does not bind resulting in kickback. Failur
32OPERATIONMAKING CUTSThe blade provided with the saw is a high-quality combina-tion blade suitable for ripping and cross cut operations.WARNING:Do no
33MAKING A RIP CUTSee Figure 44.WARNING:Make sure the blade guard assembly is installed and working properly to avoid serious possible injury. Remov
34OPERATIONMAKING A BEVEL CROSS CUTSee Figures 46 - 47.WARNING:Make sure the blade guard assembly is installed and working properly to avoid possible
35OPERATION When ripping a long workpiece, place a support the same height as the table surface behind the saw for the cut work. Turn the saw on.
36OPERATIONMAKING A LARGE PANEL CUTSee Figure 50.Make sure the saw is properly secured to a work surface to avoid tipping from the weight of a large p
37MAKING A DADO CUTSee Figure 52.An optional dado throat plate is required for this procedure (see the Accessories section of this manual and check wi
38ADJUSTMENTSWARNING: Before performing any adjustment, make sure the tool is unplugged from the power supply and the switch is in the OFF position. F
39ADJUSTMENTSFig. 57Fig. 56TO SET THE BLADE AT 0° AND 45°See Figures 56 - 57.The angle settings of the saw have been set at the factory and, unless da
4GENERAL SAFETY RULES work or around or over the blade while blade is rotating. Do not attempt to remove cut material when blade is moving. BLADE CO
40Fig. 58TO CHECK THE ALIGNMENT OF THE RIP FENCE TO THE BLADESee Figure 58. Unplug the saw. Raise the locking lever to permit the rip fence to be
41MAINTENANCEWARNING:When servicing, use only identical replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product damage.WARNING:
42TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTIONReplace or sharpen blade.Slow the feed rate.Replace the wood. Always cut with convex side to table surface
43TROUBLESHOOTINGExcess vibration.Rip fence does not move smoothly.Rip fence does not lock at rear. PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTIONBlade is out of balance.
988000-9314-27-12 (REV:01)OPERATOR’S MANUAL10 in. TABLE SAW RTS31 WARNING:This product and some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drill
5SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES NEVER perform any operation “freehand” which means using only your hands to support or guide the workpiece. Always use either
6SYMBOLSSome of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols wil
7ELECTRICALEXTENSION CORDSUse only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong ground-ing plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept the tool's plug.
8GLOSSARY OF TERMSNon-Through Cuts (table saws and compound sliding miter saws)Any cutting operation where the blade does not extend completely throug
9FEATURESFig. 2PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONSBlade Arbor ................ 5/8 in.Blade Diameter .....