Evolution Mitre Saw R255SMS-DB

Location:Woodshop
Ownership:Hackspace
Induction:Required - Online

User Manual

Induction Required

This equipment requires an induction prior to use. For your own safety and to avoid damage to the equipment do not attempt to use it until you have passed the online induction

Mitre Saw Induction

This self-induction comprises two parts. This wiki page is part one.

Once you've read and understood the information below, follow the link at the bottom to part two - a short online test that if passed, will email you the current code for the padlock.

  • Wear PPE! The saw can damage your hearing, your eyes, and your respiratory system.

The saw has a multi-material blade which can be used to cut wood, plastic, and metal.

It should only be used to cut materials that can be held firmly against the bed and the fence without risk of rotation. This generally means the materials must have regular flat sides.

Do not use it for:

  • Dowel, pipe, and other materials that could spin when the blade touches them.
  • Irregularly-shaped material, eg tree branches, that can't be held firmly against the bed and fence.
  • Fresh-cut or unseasoned timber.
  • Stuff that doesn't fit the saw.

Maximum crosscut sizes:

  • 0° Mitre and 0° Bevel = 300mm x 80mm
  • 45° Mitre and 0° Bevel = 212mm x 80mm
  • 0° Mitre and 45° Bevel = 300mm x 46mm
  • 45° Mitre and 45° Bevel = 212mm x 46mm

Before making a cut with the mitre saw, you must:

  • Inspect the machine.
  • Release the cutting head by gently pushing down the cutting head and, whilst supporting the cutting head, pull out the locking pin on right hand side allowing the head to rise to its upper position.
  • Ensure all adjustments are securely locked off (mitre, bevel angle, fence, etc).
  • Ensure the work area is clear of trip-hazards and obstacles.
  • Ensure the extraction system is connected and the correct gate is open.
  • Check your material contains no nails or other hardware (the multi-material blade should handle these, but it's good practice to avoid them).
  • Place your material into the saw such that you can hold firmly against the bed, and the fence, without putting your hands in the 'Red Zone'. Consider using clamps.
  • Tie back hair and remove loose items (jewelry baggy sleeves, hoody tassles, etc.)
  • Put on your PPE (Ear protection are required. Eye and respiratory protection is advised).
  • Tell other people in the room that you are using the saw, and invite them to wear hearing protection.

Changing the mitre.

Fig. 62Fig. 62 Fig. 63

The rotary table of this machine can be turned through 50˚ to the left or right from the normal cross-cut (0˚) position. Positive stops are provided at 45˚, 31.6˚, 22.5˚ and 15˚ to both the right hand and left hand sides. Mitre Cutting is possible with or without the sliding carriage system being deployed.

  • Loosen the mitre handle locking knob (Fig. 62) by turning the locking knob anti-clockwise
  • Pull up the positive stop locking lever. (Fig. 63)
  • Turn the rotary table to the desired angle.
  • Tighten the mitre handle locking knob when the angle is achieved.

Note: It is good practice to tighten the Mitre Locking Knob even when a positive stop is selected and the Positive Stop Locking Lever is positively engaged.

Changing the bevel.

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The Cutting Head can be tilted from the normal 0˚ (perpendicular position) to a maximum angle of 45˚ from the perpendicular to the right hand or left hand side. Bevel cutting is possible with or without the sliding carriage system being deployed.

Note: A positive stop is provided at 33.9˚ Bevel angle. This is accessed by deploying (pushing inwards) the left 33.9˚ Bevel Pin (Fig. 65-a) for a left bevel or the right 33.9˚ Bevel Pin (Fig. 65-b) for a right bevel. Normally the Bevel Pins should be left in the un-deployed (pulled out) position.

  • Loosen the bevel lock handle. (Fig. 66)
  • If bevelling to the right, pull out the 0˚ Bevel Locking Pin which secures the Cutting Head in the vertical position. (Fig. 67)
  • Tilt the cutting head to the required angle. A protractor scale is provided as an aid to setting. (Fig 68)
  • Tighten the bevel lock handle when the desired angle has been selected.
  • Make sure that the fence is adjusted to a position where the saw blade won't come into contact with the fence.
  • Stand to the left side of the Cutting Handle when making a cut.

When making a cut, you must:

  • Hold your material firmly against the table and the fence throughout the cut, never place your hands within the 'no hands zone' (at least 150mm (6in) away from the blade, Red area on image).
  • Consider using a hold-down clamp, but check that it is positioned that it does not interfere with the path of the blade or other moving machine parts.
  • Avoid awkward operations and hand positions where a sudden slip could cause your fingers or a hand to move into the blade.
  • Before attempting a cut, make a ‘dry run’ with the power off so that you can see the path of the blade.
  • Let the blade reach full speed before contacting the workpiece.
  • Press in the orange safety catch with your thumb to allow the cutting head to be lowered.
  • Lower the saw head slowly through the material. If you hear the saw motor straining or slowing, then cut slower, or make multiple passes using the slide mechanism.
  • Only ever push the saw through the workpiece, do not pull the saw through the workpiece.
  • Never reach across the saw while it is running.
  • Keep your hands in position until the ON/OFF trigger switch has been released and the blade has completely stopped.
  • Always shut down the machine before retrieving your material or offcuts.

After Cutting

After making a rip cut, you must:

  • Release the ON/OFF trigger switch to switch off the motor, but keep your hands in position
  • Allow the blade to come to a complete stop.
  • Allow the cutting head has to rise to its upper position, with the lower blade guard completely deployed and covering the blade before removing yours hand(s).
  • If you have been cutting at a mitre or bevel return the saw to its normal position of 0˚ mitre and bevel.
  • Sweep up saw table and work area.
  • Lock the cutting head back in its lower position.
  • Lock the slide in its rearmost position.
  • Wrap the power cable back up using the clips on the right hand side.
  • Put the padlock back on the machine.

Once you have read and understood the information on this place, click the link to visit the test, and gain access to the saw:

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