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OWNERS Attaches to most table MANUAL saw miter gauges . Model No . 171.240300 TABLE SAW BOX JOINT AND MITER GUIDE WARNING : Before operating product , read this manual and follow all its Safety and Operating Instructions . Sears , Roebuck and Co . . Hoffman Estates IL 60179 USA 171.240300 05 / 98 Printed in U . S . A .
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General Safety Instructions for Power Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Additional Safety Instructions for Box Joint Templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Optional Table Saw Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Unpacking and Checking Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Helpful Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2
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This manual contains informa - [ - CAUT , O . ] IADANGIER tion that is important for you to know and understand . This URGENT SAFETY INFORMATION - INFORMATION FOR pREVENTING A HAZARD THAT WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT information relates to protect - SERIOUS INJURY OR LOSS OF LIFE ing YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING EQUIPMENT PROBLEM . To help you recog - IAWARNING I I NOTE I nize this information , we use IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION - INFORMATION _ HAT YOU SHOULD symbols to the right . Please PAY SPECIAL ATrENT _ ON TO A HAZARD THAT M / G / ' / T CAUSE read the manual and pay SERIOUS INJURY OR LOSS OF UFE attention to these sections . IA I I AwARNING ] Failure to heed all safety and operating instructions and warnings regarding use of this product can result in serious bodily injury . 8 . Make workshop child - proof 1 . Know your power tool Read the owner's manual carefully . Learn its applica - Use padlocks , master switches , or remove starter tion and limitations as well as the specific potential keys . 9 . Do not force tools hazards peculiar to this tool . 2 . Ground all tools ( unless double Insulated ) It will do the job better and safer at the rata for which If tool is equipped with an approved three - conductor it was designed . cord and a throe - prong grounding type plug , it 10 . Use the right tool should be plugged into a throe hole electrical recep - Do not force tool or attachment to do a job it was not tacle . If adapter is used to accommodate a two - designed to perform . 11 . Wear right apparel prong receptacle , the adapter wire must be attached to known ground , ( usually the screw securing recep - Do not wear loose clothing , gloves , neckties or tacle cover plate ) . Never remove third prong . Never jewelry ( rings , wristwatches ) that may get caught in moving parts . Nonslip footwear is recommended . connect green ground wire to _ a terminal . 3 . Keep guards In place Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair . Maintain in working order , and in proper adjustment Roll long sleeves above the elbow . 12 . Use safety goggles ( Head Protection ) and alignment . 4 . Remove adjusting keys and wrenches Wear Safety goggles ( must comply with ANSi Form a habit of checking to see that keys and Standard Z87 . 1 ) at all times . Also , use face or dust mask , if cutting operation is dusty , and ear protectors adjusting wrenches are removed from tool before ( plugs or muffs ) during extended periods of operation . turning it on . 13 . Secure work 5 . Keep work area clean Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents . Floor Use clamps or a vise to hold work when practical . It's safer than using your hands , and it frees both must not be slippery due to wax or sawdust . hands to operate tool . 6 . Avoid dangerous environment 14 . Do not overreach Do not use power tools in damp or wet locations or expose them to rain . Keep work area well lighted . Keep proper footing and balance at all times . 15 . Maintain tools with care Provide adequate surrounding work space . Keep tools sharp and clean for best and safest 7 . Keep children away performance . Follow instructions for lubricating and All visitors should be kept a safe distance from work area . changing accessories .
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16 . Dlecortnect tools . . . . 21 . Direction of feed Before servicing , when . chan _ ] n _ j " a _ ries such , ' - _ Feed W0rk , into a bl _ db ! 0r cuttbr only against the direction of rotation of the blade or cutter . as blades , bits , cutters , etc . 17 . Avoid accidental starting 22 . Never leave tool running unattended Make sure switch is in " OFF " position before Turn power off . Do not leave tool until it comes to a plugging in . complete stop . lB . Use recommended accessories 23 . Keep hands away from cutting area 24 . Store idle tools Consult the owner's manual for recommended accessories and follow the instructions . The use of When not in use , tools should be stored in dry , high improper accessories may cause hazards . or locked - up place - out of reach of . children . 25 . Do not abuse cord 19 . Never stand on tool Serious injury could occur if the tool is tipped or Keep cord away from heat , oil and sharp edges . 26 . Outdoor extension cords if the cutting tool is accidentally contacted . Do not store materials above or near the tool making it When tool is used outdoors , use only extension necessary to stand on the tool to reach them . cords suitable for use outdoors and so marked . 20 . Check damaged parts 27 . Never use in an explosive atmosphere Before further use of the tool , any guard or other part Normal sparking of the motor couldignite fumes , that is damaged should be carefully checked to flammable liquids , or combustible items . ensure that it will operate properly and perform its 28 . Drugs , alcohol , medication : intended function . Check for alignment of moving Do not operate tool while under the influence of parts , binding of moving parts , breakage of parts , drugs , alcohol , or any medication . mounting , and any other conditions that may affect Read and Understand this instruction book its operation . A guard or any other part that is dam - aged should be properly repaired or replaced . completely BEFORE using this product . 1 . Always wear eye protection that complies with ILJmWARNINGI Always UNPLUG the table saw current ANSI Standard Z87 . 1 . from the electrical outlet : 2 . Noise levels vary widely . To avoid possible hear - • before installing or removing saw blades from the ing damage , wear ear plugs or muffs when using the table saw Table Saw Box Joint and Miter Guide . • when adjusting the cutting depth or width of the 3 . Wear a dust mask along with the safety goggles . saw blade or dado blade 4 . Follow the instructions in your table saw owner's manual . • when changing the setup of the Box Joint and miter guide . 5 . Do not use this product until all assembly installa - 8 . Making box joint cuts requires the unit to pass tion steps have been completed , and you have read over the saw blade . Remember to keep your hands and understand all safety and operational instruc - tions in this manual . away from the cutting area . 9 . When setting up to make test cuts using the box 6 . This product is designed to cut flat workpieces . joint unit , confirm that the saw blade or dado blade Do not out or attempt to cut workpieces that are does not contact the fixture . . not flat or that are irregularly shaped . 10 . Confirm that all fasteners remain tight and 7 . This product is to be used for cutting wood work - secure through all operations : pieces only . Do not use this product to cut metal . 4
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9 - 32371 Craftsman Table Sew Fence Guide 9 - 32040CraftsmanStorageBasketSet System Keepsaccessoriesfe , nce ( whennotbeingused ) , Designed for use with most table saws . The Fence tablesawinsartplatesp , rojectpieceshandyand Guide System is designed for ripping operations slid - readyforuse . Two8 3 / 4 " x 36 " baskets ; one open ing over the rip fence and guiding the stock through end , one closed and . Mount to Craftsman table the blade . The unit will adjust to a maximum fence saws , radial saws and band saws . width of 2 1 / 2 " in width and 3 1 / 8 " in height . Built - in 9 - 3214 , 9 - 3217 , 9 - 3218 Craftsman Molding Heads setup checks blade for squareness , 45 ° angle set - ting and depth of cut scale for blade and dado and Molding Sets height / depth . Adjustable clamping features aid in cut - Turn your table saw into a shaper with one of the ting tenons and sawing spine cut for miter joints . unique Craftsman molding head sets . Make decora - tive edges , woodworking joints , and fan _ y trim with a Craftsman Saw Blades and Dado Heads Craftsman molding head cutter bits . There is a blade and dado almost any need . Craftsman Steel , Carbide , Industrial , and Excalibur 9 - 3233 Craftsman Taper Jig blades and dadoes are manufactured for the week - Tapers to 3 in / ft or 15 % Handy reference scale in end user or the professional woodworker / contractor . degrees of taper . Has locking bracket and positive push heal . May be reassembled for use on either side of table saw fence . 9 - 32190 Craftsman Table Saw Guide Master Multipurpose push shoe helps in table saw blade setup for angle settings . Used for ripping operations ; has high handle that helps keep hands away from saw blade . Long front of table saw Guide Master keeps pressure down on top of board , eliminating chatter . Includes gauges for 22 1 / 2 ° , 45 ° , and 90 ° angles and two measuring scales for easy reference . Accurate blade height indicator steps in 1 / 16 " incre - ments . Finds the center for both round and square pieces . Refer to Parts List on page 17 [ _ _ WARNINGJ If ANY of the parts are missing , • In order to simplify handling , and to minimize any damage that may occur during shipping , your or cannot be accounted for , DO NOT attempt to Table Saw Box Joint and Miter Guide are packaged assemble , install , or use the Table Saw Box Joint unassembled . and Miter Guide until the missing parts have been • Separate all parts from the packaging materials obtained and the product has been assembled and check each part against the illustrations and the properly . Parts List at the end of this manual , to make sure - Contact your local Sears Retail Outletl or Service that all parts are accounted for . Do this before Center , for a replacement product , or for the missing discarding any of the packaging material . pads .
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TOOLSlNCLUDED 4 . Assemble the left slide piece to the left lower guide as shown in Fig . 3 . • Mini - driver , 3 / 8 " nut driver and P2 Phillips insert bit FIGURE 3 SEE PARTS LIST FOR EXPLODED VIEW OF # 10 Flex Nut TABLE SAW BOX JOINT AND MITER GUIDE # 10 Washer 1 . Carefully unpack components from carton and Left Slide # 10 Hex Nut confirm that all parts have been shipped with the product ( refer to the parts list on page 15 of instruc - # 10Washer Aluminum Guide tion manual to identify the components ) . 2 . Locate the main guide and slide four ( 4 ) of the # 10xl 3 / 8 " carriage bolts into the carriage bolt slot and space apart as shown in Fig . 1 . FIGURE 1 Left Lower Guide 7 5 . Install the # 10 washers and hex nuts on the two I # 10 x 1 - 3 / 8 " Carriage Bolt J / carriage bolts making sure to thread the hex nuts so Product / Warning Label the left lower guide and the left slide piece can be adjusted side - to - side during the assembly steps . 6 . Attach the fixed tab and adjustable tab to the right 3 . Place the left lower guide over two ( 2 ) of the car - slide piece using the # 10 hex nut and the # 10x3 / 8 " riage bolts as shown in Fig . 2 . Confirm that the hash pan head screw . Refer to Fig . 4 for the correct orien - marks on the lower left guide and the product / warn - tation of the tabs and for the placement of the hex ing label are facing in the same direction as shown nut . in Fig . 2 . FIGURE4 FIGURE2 JlO x 1 - 3 / 8 " Carriage BoR Right Sllde Aluminum Guide Drop Hex Nut Into Slot Fixed Tab Left Lower Guide AdJustobleTab _ nH _ d _ rew
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FIGURE 7 7 . Repeat _ steps 3 ; 4and 5 to assemble the right lower guidltpiece and the right slide piece to the alu = minum guide . Refer to Fig . 5 for the finished guide sub - assembly . Long Extension Bar FIGURE 5 Hex Nuts Tab Assembly End Cap DETAIL A Round Hex Nuts Knob Left Slide Slide Hex Nut into Left Lower Guide Hex Nut Slot , Align with Through Hole 9 . Locate the other end cap and short extension bar Aluminum Guide and assemble following step 8 and Fig . 8 . Right Slide FIGURE 8 Short Extension Bar 8 . Locate one of the two ( 2 ) end caps and the long extension bar . Assemble the end cap and the long extension bar as shown in Fig . 6 . Slide one ( 1 ) hex nut into the hex nut slot on the end cap and thread the round knob through the hole and hex nut as shown in Fig . 7 . Make sure to tighten the knob against the extension bar securely . FIGURE 6 Long Extension Bar End Cap . : . . , . E , . : , E . = x = . F . . 10 . Before assembling the two end cap sub - assem - \ blies and the guide sub - assembly complete the fol - \ lowing ( Refer to Fig . 9 on page 8 ) : - slide two ( 2 ) of the # 10x1 " carriage bolts into the bottom carriage bolt slot on the back of the aluminum guide . These bolts are for mounting the miter guide to your table saw miter gauge . LExitnenesUiopnE _ Baor f _ 0 - slide two ( 2 ) hex nuts into the hex nutslot and with This Edge align with the through hole on each end of the aluminum guide . - thread a round knob into each of the hex nuts . 7
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FIGUR9E 12 . Slide the long extension bar sub - assembly into the . aluminum guide as shown in Fig . 11 . Slide the . . . _ barintotheextrusiounntitlheend cap isincontact withthealuminum guideend , i i I NOTE I The end capsand extensionbars areinterchangeablieneitherend ofthemiterbarfor use on eithersideofsaw blade . Reorientingexten - . Slide HeX Nut Into Hex Nut Slot Align sion bar and end caps will be necessary . with Through Hole 13 . Repeat step 12 for the short extension bar . 14 . Attach the guide to your miter gauge using the two carriage bolts on the back of the aluminum guide , two ( 2 ) # 10 washers , and two ( 2 ) three wing knobs as shown in Fig . 12 . FIGURE 12 - # 10 x 1 " Carriage Bolts In Cardage Bolt Slot i - Bottom Carriage bRounds Bolt Slot Kno 11 . Slide one ( 1 ) # 10xl " carriage bolt into the top carriage bolt slot on the front of the aluminum guide and install the stop piece , # 10 washer , and three wing knob as shown in Fig . 10 . FIGURE 10 Aluminum Guide Top Front Carriage Three Wine lashers Bolt Slot Knobs # 10 Washer Parts Removed from Miter Gauge for Clarity Bottom Carriage Bolt Slot 15 . The miter guide should now be fully assembled and be ready for use on your table saw . Refer to Fig . Three Wing 13 for a fully assembled view . Stop Piece Hex Nut Slot FIGURE 13 BLADE GUARD NOT SHOWN FOR CLARITY FIGURE 11 Stop place Aluminum Guide lyp . Table Saw Top ( Extensions NOt Shown For Clarity ) Extension Bar 8
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FIGURE 15 MITER FENCE USE TIPS BLADE GUARD NOT SHOWN FOR CLARITY I NOTE Typ . Table Saw Top I I If your table saw is not a ( Extensions Not Shown For Clarity ) Craftsman stationary saw , it may be necessary to - DIRECTION OF FEED attach a secondary mounting piece to the miter gauge in order to'mount the miter guide . REFER TO PAGE 15 FOR SPECIAL MOUNTING INFORMATION . Common Uses : The unit can be used for the following crosscutting operations : - 90 degree crosscuts - Miter cuts using the miter gauge - Compound miter cuts - Repeatable length crosscuts up to 36 " l I - _ cAUTION I When using the miter guide to Repeatable Length Crosscut : make crosscut , confirm that the unit does not inter - 1 . When using the miter guide for this operation , fere with the blade guard . When using the left miter adjust the stop piece to obtain the desired workpiece slot , adjust the guide so that the end cap can pass by length . Refer to Fig . 16 . the blade guard . IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED THAT THE GUIDE RAISE THE BLADE GUARD DURING IAWARNINEGnsuIre that the three wing knob THE CUTTING OPERATION . Refer to Fig . 14 . on stop piece and two ( 2 ) three wing knobs on miter FIGURE 14 gauge are tight and secure to prevent movement of stop piece and miter guide . BLADE GUARD NOT SHOWN FOR CLARITY FIGURE 16 ROTATION / / BLADE GUARD NOT SHOWN FOR CLARITY Stop Piece J DIRECTION J OF FEED NOTE : Check That Guide Does Not Typ . Table Saw Top Contact Blade Guard { Extensions Not Shown For Clarity ) NOTE : Check That Guide Does Not Typ . Table Saw Top I _ , II . _ CAUTIONI WHEN USING THE RIGHT MITER Contact Blade Guard ( Extensions Not Shown For Clarity ) SLOT , THE END CAP AND EXTENSION BAR MAY HAVE TO BE REMOVED TO CLEAR THE BLADE GUARD . IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED THAT THE GUIDE RAISE THE BLADE GUARD DURING THE CUTTING OPERATION . Refer to Fig , 15 .
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2 . if the cut length is over 18 , , move the stop piece - Conversion from Miter Guide Setup to Box Joint ont _ : [ he end cap and adjust the extension bar to the . Setup : _ " , : : _ _ " proper length . Refer to Fig . 17 . 1 . Remove the stop piece assembly , the rightend cap and the extension bar that is assembled to the FIGURE 17 right end cap . Tighten the round knob that held the BLADE GUARD NOT SHOWN FOR CLARITY extension bar until the knob is secure against the aluminum guide . Refer to Fig . 18 . / DIRECTION OF FEED FIGURE 18 End Cap TIghten Knob Against Aluminum Guide Stop Piece NOTE : Check That Guide Does Not Typ . Table Saw Top Contact Blade Guard ( Extensions Not Shown For Clarity ) I NOTE I I If the cut length is longer than 36 " , the miter guide can still be used to guide the wood ; however , the stop piece must be removed from the 2 . Flip the miter guide over and loosen the four hex miter guide . nuts on the dght and left slide pieces . Slide the right and left side pieces forward to form a support ledge . BOX JOINT SYSTEM USE TIPS Refer to Fig . 19 . 3 . Slide the right lower guide and right slide assem - Using this unit enables you to make box joints that bly away from the left guide assembly to form a can be any width from 1 / 8 " up to 13 / 16 " wide . For large gap between the pieces . Refer to Fig . 19 . purpose of the manual , it is assumed that a dado blade set will be used to cut the sockets ( female por - FIGURE 19 tion of the joint ) . I i Hex Nuts I NOTE I Before starting the following setup Slide Forward to Form Support Ledge steps , determine the width of the fingers / sockets on the box joint for the project . Table Saw Setup : , He ] ( Nuts I NOTE I I Before converting the unit from the SIIde Ootto Miter Guide setup to the Box Joint setup , the table Form Gap saw and dado need to be prepared for the box joint cutting operation . The following steps assume that the miter gauge is already attached to the unit . If the gauge is not attached to the unit , refer to page 8 , Gap BetweenLeftand Right Lower GuldePleces step 14 for proper miter gauge installation . I _ WARNINBGeI fopreertormainnyogfthefol - I NOTE I This gap will allow the unit to pass lowisnetgup steps UNPLUG the table saw from the over the dado dudng the box joint cutting operations . electrical outlet . The gap width needs to be approximately 3 TIMES the width of the dado . Refer to Fig . 21 , ° E " 1 . Referring to the table saw owner's manual , Dimension for exact dimension details . remove the blade guard and spreader . 2 . Install the dado on the saw , setup the cutting width , and install the proper table insert for dadoing . 10
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10 . Confirm that the gap , which was set in step 3 , is 4 . Retighten the two ( 2 ) hex nuts on the left slide set correctly by measuring from the end of the alu - piece . There is no mason to mposltion the left guide minum guide to the end of the rightguide assembly . assembly While using the unit in the Box Joint Setup . 5 . Temporadly retighten the two ( 2 ) hex nuts on the Refer to Fig . 21 , " E " Dimension for measurement details . right guide assembly . 6 . Place the unit on the table saw such that the miter 11 . Set the cutting height of the dado . gauge is located in the left miter slot . 7 . Loosen the two ( 2 ) three wing knobs that hold the NOTE ] The unit is now ready to make a unit to the miter gauge and reposition the entire unit as shown in Fig . 20 . test cut to check that the previous setup steps have been completed correctly . FIGURE 20 IAIlmWARNINGITHE MAXIMUM CUTTING HEIGHT OF THE DADO WHEN USING THE FIX - TURE IS 1 1 / 8 " ( MEASURED FROM THE TABLE SAW TOP ) . I NOTE I The maximum socket ( female por - tion of the joint ) depth and workpiece thickness is 13 / 16 " . To determine the depth that the dado will cut a socket , subtract the thickness of the support ledge ( 5 / 16 " ) from the cutting height of the dado . IAII = AWARNINIGThe workpiece must be at least ROTATION 6 TIMES the width of one finger or socket and be Typ . Table Saw Top ( Extensions Not supported at all times to avoid any tipping while cut - Shown For Clarity ) ting the joints . Hold the workpiece securely against the front of the guide and down on top of the support 8 . Check that the clearance between the dado and ledge the left guide assembly is 1 / 8 " . Refer to Fig . 21 , " A " Dimension for measurement details . 9 . Retighten the two ( 2 ) three wing knobs that were [ _ II _ = CAUTION I Before starting the operation con - loosened in the previous step . firm that the dado does not come into contact with any part of the fixture . FIGURE 21 T , / . ! E c _ i m . _ u . c _ o . USUA = L . E . S _ . D , - - . : i ' _ ' _ " . . , B A Bi _ e Cleanm _ I / 8 " Recommended B Socklt Wldth 118 _ - 13 # 1li " - Deplmdi on Dlldo Blllde , _ . _ - - A C FIngerWklth UuSllmeDImenslonnSocketWldth : : _ D Index Width SilghUy Smlller Thin Femsl . PinWldt _ DETAIL A E Oplmlng Width 3 " rlmel dte Bhlde Width plua Dim " A " ' l i ' • : 1111 ' 11 Stackor WARNING : Before Making the Test Cut , Confirm , . . , ' i _ ll " _ / AdJustable D _ O That Dado Blade Does Not Contact Fixture I , Table Saw Top ' i'l'i ' _ I'rl'l'l'rl'l'l'l'l'lq'rl'l'l'rl'l . . . . . . . . . . i , , i i . . . . . . . . i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ _ ; Wl _ ] ' r , , ' i ' , ' i ' , ' illilillllliliilillilililillil NOTE : Use this measurement u ] 0 to verily Dimension " E " . 0 0 11
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SocketWidthandDepthSetup : . 16 . The finger width ( " C " Dimension ) is adjusted by _ , moving the entire unit to the left or dght ; While IAwARNING ] WORKPIECE MUST BE standing behind the unit . , loosen the two ( 2 ) three wing knobs holding the unit to the miter gauge and REMOVED FROM SUPPORT LEDGE AFTER move the unit to the left to decrease the finger width EACH CUT . DO NOT AI - rEMPT TO RETURN or to the right to increase the finger width . GUIDE TO STARTING POSITION WITH WORK - PIECE ON SUPPORT LEDGE . I NOTE I It should not be necessary to 12 . Using a scrap board , place the board on the unit move the unit any more than 1 / 16 " in either direction . as shown in Fig . 22 . Make a test cut . Check the test If the unit has to be adjusted more than 1 / 16 " , " A " cut to confirm that the slot made by the dad0 is the Dimension or " E " Dimension was not set correctly in correct width ( " B " Dimension ) and depth . the previous steps . FIGURE 22 17 . After the unit has been adjusted to the preferred finger width , retighten the two ( 2 ) three wing knobs securely . Locate Edge Against 18 . The unit is now : ready to cut finished pieces . Adjustable Tab Finger Joint Cutting Instructions : I AWARNINGI This operation requires that the blade guard be removed . Always keep hands and fingers away from the cutting area . J I I NOTE I There are a number of ways to make all the necessary cuts so the box joint fingers fit together correctly ; for purposes of the instruction manual the example shown will be a rectangular box that has finger joints at every corner . Index Tab ( Width ) Setup 1 . Arrange the four boards of the box and letter each 13 . Loosen the pan head screw that holds the fixed corner as shown in Fig . 23A . and adjustable tabs together so that the adjustable FIGURE 23A tab can be moved . 14 . Position the slot cut in step 12 over the fixed and adjustable tab . Move the adjustable tab until the tabs are snug in the socket ( " D " Dimension ) . Tighten the pan head screw to hold the position of the adjustable tab . Long Board Finger Width Setup : 15 . With the slot from step 12 positioned over the Short Board tabs , make a second test cut . Check the distance _ Short Board between the two slots ( sockets ) to check the finger Long Board width ( " C " Dimension ) . I ' NOTE ' 1 If the finger width ( " C " Dimension ) C ] 0 is smaller than socket width ( " B " Dimension ) , this will result in a loose fitting box joint . If the finger width ( " C " Dimension ) is larger than the socket width ( " B " Dimension ) this will result in a tight fitting box joint or a box joint that will not be able to go together . For adjustment details , see step 16 . " 12
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FIGURE : 23D 2 ; Select the long board and short board with the = A " comer . Place the , long board on : the support ledge as Flip Board SoThst " A " Keep Leading Edge of Side Is Facing Guide Short Board Agelnst shown in Fig . 23B , Cut the first slot making sure to Long Board keep the leading edge of the workpiece against the adjustment tab , against the back of the guide and Long Board against the top of the support ledge . FIGURE 23B Letter " A " Facing Out Locate Edge Against Adjustable Tab Support Ledge OF FEED Facing Guide 7 . While holding both boards firmly in place , cut the first slot . Remove the long board from the unit and DIRECTION . reposition : the short board as shown in Fig . 23E . Cut OF FEED the rest of the slots as described in step 3 & 4 . FIGURE 23E 3 . Reposition the long board as shown in Fig . 23C so that the slot cut in step 2 is located over the Keep Slot Edge Against AdjustableTab adjustable and fixed tabs . Cut the second slot as in step 2 . FIGURE 23C Slip First Cut Over Fixed and Adjustable Tabs 8 . Repeat steps 2 - 7 for the " C " corner . A 9 . Select the long board and short board with the " B " corner . Place the long board on the fixture as shown in Fig . 24A . Cut the first slot making sure to keep the DIRECTION OF FEED leading edge of the workpiece against the adjust - ment tab , against the back of the guide and down against the top of the support ledge . 4 . Repeat step 3 until the long side is completed . FIGURE 24A 5 . Reorient the long board on the support ledge as shown in Fig . 23D such that the = A " marking is fac - Letter " B " Facing Guide Locate Edge Against ing towards the guide . Adjustable Tab 6 . Place the short board on the support ledge as shown in Fig . 23D such that the " A " marking is fac - ing towards the guide . 13
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10 . Repositlon the long board as shown in Rg ; 24B 14 . While holding both boards firmly in place , cut the so that the Slotcut in step 9 is located over the first slot , • remove the long board from the unit and reposition the short board as shown in Fig . 24D . Cut adjustable and fixed tabs . Cut the second slot . the rest of the slots as in steps 10 & 11 . FIGURE 24B FIGURE 24D Slip First Cut Over Rxed and Adjustable Tabs \ ROTATION DIRECTION OF FEED 15 . Repeat steps 9 - 14 for the " D " comer . 11 . Repeat step 10 untilthe long board is completed . 16 . All of the comers should be cut and the four 12 . Reorient the long board on the support ledge as sides should be ready to be assembled . Refer to shown in Fig . 24C so the " 13 " marking is facing away Fig . 25 on page 15 for proper box assembly . from the guide . 13 . Place the short board on the support ledge as shown in Fig . 24C so the " B " marking is facing away from the guide . FIGURE 24C Rmt Slot On Keep Leading Edge of Long Board Short Board Against Long Board Flip Board So Tiler " B " Side Letter " B " Is Facing Out Facing Out DIRECTION OF FEED 14
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Mounting Guide to No'Craftsman Miter Gauge : HELPFUL HINTS 1 , If miter gauge Is a non , Creftsman gauge , it migl _ t Box Assembly : be necessary to make a secondary mounting piece to attach the guide to your miter gauge . The alu - I NOTE I I After all of the comers have been minum guide has an upper carriage bolt slot which provides a location to mount the secondary piece to cut , the boards should be able to go together so that the guide . Refer to Fig , 27 . all of the letters ( A , B , C & D ) face in the same direc - tion . The example box is shown with the letters fac - RGURE 27 ing the outside , but the box could have been assem - bled with all of the letters facing inside . FIGURE 25 Use UpperSlot to Attach Secondary Piece to Guide Secondary pkme ( Not Supplied ) Attach Miler Gauge to Secondlry Piece 2 . Use the two ( 2 ) # 10 - 1 " carriage bolt slots and the two ( 2 ) three wing knobs provided to attach the sec - ondary piece to the unit . It is required that the fas - teners that attach the secondary piece to the miter gauge be below the front surface of the secondary piece . Refer to Fig . 28 for an example of one Correct / Incorrect Finger / Sockets : method , Refer to Fig . 26 for the correct finger / socket orienta - tion on each end of the boards . FIGURE 28 = t I NOTE J If the finger / sockets are not CarriageBolts aligned , this would indicate that one of the boards was not placed on the unit in the correct orientation . Refer to steps 1 - 16 on pages 12 - 14 for the cor - rect board orientation . FIGURE 26 B g Countersink For Carriage Bolt Head Sockets Must Be Back - Up Board Installation : Aligned _ Elnndg - erl For - End [ NOTE ] Due to the crosscutting d ; rection , A a small amount of chipping may occur to the work - A piece when cutting finger joints . To reduce the chip - ping , a back - up board should be attached to the unit . Incorrect Correct 15
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WARN ' GTIhe thickness of the back - up . board cannot exceed 1 / 8 " thickness . I NOTE I The back - up board should not be installed on the unit until the box joint setup steps have been completed and you are ready to cut fin - ished boards . 1 . Obtain two pieces of suitable material and cut both pieces so that one piece is 13 " wide x 3 1 / 2 " tall and the second piece is 5 " wide x 3 1 / 2 " tall . Position the long ( infeed ) back - up board on the unit as shown in Fig . 29 and cut one slot . FIGURE - 29 2 . Remove the infeed board from the unit and place double - stick tape on the back of the board , being careful to avoid placing the tape where it could con - tact the product / warning label on the guide . 3 . Place the infeed board on the unit as shown in Fig . 30 , making sure that the board is attached to the unit securely . 4 . Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the short ( outfeed ) back - up board and locate on the unit as shown in Fig . 30 . FIGURE 30 Mount Outfeed Back - Up Board 16
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PARTLSISTFORCRAFTSMATNABLESAWBOXJOINTANDMITERGUIDE MODENLO . 171.240300 I I I KEY KEY NO . QTY . PART NO . DESCRIPTION NO , QTY . PART NO . DESCRIPTION 1 1 29LCN - 1080 Guide - Alumlnum Extrusion 12 3 31L - 560.1 Three Wing Knob 2 1 29LCN - 10 # 1 Left Lower " Guide t3 4 29LD - 760.2 Round Knob 3 1 29LCN - 1082 Left Slide 14 9 P29A - 242 - 5 # 10 - 24 Hex Nut 4 1 29LCN - 1083 15 3 F29A - 310.10 # 10 - 24 x 1 Carriage BOR Right Lower Guide 5 1 29LCN - 1084 16 4 F29A - 310.26 Right Sllde # 10.24 x 1 - 3 / 8 Carringe Bolt 6 2 29LCN - 1085 17 7 F29A - 300.13 # 10 Wasber End Cap 7 1 29LCN - 1086 18 1 F29L - 460.9 # 10 • 3 / 8 Pan Head Machio ! Screw Stop plece 8 1 2gLCN - 1087 Exteninon Tube - Shoql 19 t 45A - 395 Product labelN / arning Label 9 1 29LCN - 1088 1 49DC - 63 Extension " _ be . Long Instruction Manual ( not giostrated ) 10 1 29LCN - 1069 1 60870 Fixed Tab Tool Set ( not illL _ trated ) 11 1 29LCN - 10SO Adlustable Tab 17
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When corresponding , always give the following information as shown in the list . 1 . The PART NUMBER 2 . The PART DESCRIPTION 3 . The MODEL NUMBER : 171.240300 Printed in U . S . A . 4 . The ITEM NAME - TABLE SAW BOX JOINT 05 / 98 AND MITER GUIDE 49DC - 63
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