OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS - Continued
To engage CLUTCH, press lever to right and raise to Clutch position and hold until saw frame reciprocates, then lever
may be released as it will automatically hold in this position.
Rest position is used to stop saw frame at any point and to hold saw frame just above work to measure desired length of
piece to be cut.
No harm can come to pump or machine by operation of CONTROL LEVER or by shifting to any location. If CONTROL
LEVER is in Up position and operator wishes to throw lever to Rest position independent of automatic knockout, push
CONTROL LEVER to right and press downward to Rest
Do not start reciprocation with saw teeth resting on material to be cut. See instruction
under Cutting Operation
KNOCKOUT ROD (300396) with adjusting nuts is located below feed unit. Adjustment of nut and locking nut on end of
knockout rod determines point at which trip will operate to stop feed and reciprocation and return saw frame to Up
position. If machine knocks out before blade cuts through stock, move adjusting nut farther from knockout lever
(200278). If knockout works too late, move adjusting nut nearer to knockout lever.
An adjustable nut (300436) on knockout rod (300396) is also provided and may be set to determine the height to which
frame will rise above work. This may be set to stop frame at about 1" above the table, or higher as desired. Blade
should always be 1/4" above work before engaging clutch.
Standard blades for this machine are indicated on the chart located on the machine beneath the Feed Control Dial
For general purpose cutting the 11" and 2" wide blades are recommended.
HOW TO INSTALL BLADES -- Proper Tension:
See that the blade is firmly held in the blade holders by the blade holder pins. Now tighten adjusting nut at the front end
of the saw frame by hand BUT WITH SLIGHT TENSION. This removes slack from blade holes. Then turn adjusting nut
with the wrench handle provided for this purpose until blade is taut (2Y2 turns). After a few cuts have been made,
retighten the blade slightly as blades will stretch at ends. It is advisable to use standard torque wrench measured in inch
rounds (13/4" and 2" wide blades 275 inch pounds).
SAW FRAME GIB ADJUSTMENT:
The saw frame is fully adjustable in the guide or slide by a heavy two-piece adjustable side gib and two lower gib plates
adjustable by removing strips of laminated shim stock. After considerable running, these gibs may need take-up. Be
sure, after adjustment, that frame is not binding either at front or rear, as this will cause pounding and clutch slippage.
FRAME SHOULD BE DISCONNECTED FROM CONNECTING ROD AND MOVED FORWARD AND BACK BY HAND
TO INSURE AGAINST BINDING.
PUMP CHAIN DRIVE ADJUSTMENT:
An idler sprocket is located behind belt guard. For take-up of chain move idler arm enough to take up slack.