Dewalt DW715 12″ Compound Miter Saw User Manual
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12" (305 mm) Compound Miter Saw
Scie à onglets mixtes, 305 mm (12 po)
Sierra ingletadora de 305 mm (12")
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
INSTRUCTIVO DE OPERACIÓN, CENTROS DE SERVICIO Y PÓLIZA DE
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Deﬁ nitions: Safety Guidelines
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manual and pay attention to these symbols.
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result
in minor or moderate injury.
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result in property damage.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: Read all instructions before operating product. Failure to follow
all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, ﬁ re and/or serious
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
Double insulated tools are constructed throughout with two separate layers of electrical
insulation or one single layer of reinforced insulation between you and the tool’s electrical
system. Tools built with this insulation system are not intended to be grounded. As a result,
your tool is equipped with a two prong plug which permits you to use extension cords without
concern for maintaining a ground connection.
NOTE: Double insulation does not take the place of normal safety precautions when
operating this tool. The secondary insulation system is for protection against injury resulting
from a possible failure of the primary insulation within the tool.
CAUTION: WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL REPLACEMENT PARTS. Repair or
replace damaged cords.
Polarized plugs (one blade is wider than the other) are used on equipment to reduce the risk
of electric shock. When provided, this plug will fit in the polarized outlet only one way. If the
plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
Safety Instructions For All Tools
WARNING: To reduce the risk of eye injury, ALWAYS use eye protection when
operating the miter saw.
• KEEP GUARD IN PLACE and in working order.
• REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Form habit of checking to see that
keys and adjusting wrenches are removed from spindle before turning tool on. Tools, scrap
pieces, and other debris can be thrown at high speed, causing injury.
• KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents.
• DO NOT USE THE MACHINE IN A DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. The use of power
tools in damp or wet locations or in rain can cause shock or electrocution. Keep your work
area well-lit to avoid tripping or placing arms, hands, and fingers in danger.
• KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors should be kept at a safe distance from work area.
Your shop is a potentially dangerous environment.
• MAKE WORKSHOP CHILDPROOF with padlocks, master switches or by removing
starter keys. The unauthorized start-up of a machine by a child or visitor may result in injury.
• DON’T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and be safer at the rate for which it was
• USE RIGHT TOOL. Don’t force tool or attachment to do a job for which it was not
designed. Using the incorrect tool or attachment may result in personal injury.
• WEAR PROPER APPAREL. No loose clothing, gloves, neckties, rings, bracelets or other
jewelry to get caught in moving parts. Non-slip footwear is recommended. Wear protective
hair covering to contain long hair. Air vents may cover moving parts and should also be
• ALWAYS USE SAFETY GLASSES. Everyday eyeglasses are NOT safety glasses. Also
use face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. ALWAYS WEAR CERTIFIED SAFETY
• ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3)
• ANSI S12.6 (S3.19) hearing protection
• NIOSH/OSHA/MSHA respiratory protection
• SECURE THE WORKPIECE. Use clamps or a vise to hold the workpiece on the table
and against the fence or when your hand will be dangerously close to the blade [within
6" (152 mm)]. It is safer than using your hand and it frees both hands to operate tool.
• DON’T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Loss of balance may
cause personal injury.
• MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp and clean for best and safest
performance. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories. Poorly
maintained tools and machines can further damage the tool or machine and/or cause
• TURN THE MACHINE “OFF”, AND DISCONNECT THE MACHINE FROM THE
POWER SOURCE before installing or removing accessories, before adjusting or changing
set-ups, when making repairs or changing locations. An accidental start-up can cause
injury. Do not touch the plug’s metal prongs when unplugging or plugging in the cord.
• REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Make sure that the switch is in
the “OFF” position before plugging in the power cord.
• USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition.
If your product is equipped with a cordset, use only 3-wire extension cords that have
3-prong grounding-type plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept the tool’s plug. When
using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your
product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of
power and overheating. The following table shows the correct size to use depending on
cord length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The
smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord.
Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
Volts Total Length of Cord in Feet (meters)
120V 25 (7.6) 50 (15.2) 100 (30.5) 150 (45.7)
240V 50 (15.2) 100 (30.5) 200 (61.0) 300 (91.4)
0 6 18 16 16 14
10 12 16 16 14 12
12 16 14 12 Not Recommended
• NEVER CUT FERROUS METALS (Those with any iron or steel content) or masonry.
Either of these can cause the carbide tips to fly off the blade at high speeds causing serious
• DO NOT USE ABRASIVE WHEELS. The excessive heat and abrasive particles generated
by them may damage the saw and cause personal injury.
• NEVER HAVE ANY PART OF YOUR BODY IN LINE WITH THE PATH OF THE SAW
BLADE. Personal injury will occur.
• NEVER APPLY BLADE LUBRICANT TO A RUNNING BLADE. Applying lubricant could
cause your hand to move into the blade resulting in serious injury.
• DO NOT place either hand in the blade area when the saw is connected to the power
source. Inadvertent blade activation may result in serious injury.
• DO NOT PERFORM FREE-HAND OPERATIONS (workpiece not supported by table
and fence). Hold the work firmly against the fence and table. Free-hand operations on a
miter saw could cause the workpiece to be thrown at high speeds, causing serious injury.
• NEVER REACH AROUND OR BEHIND THE SAW BLADE. A blade can cause serious
• DO NOT REACH UNDERNEATH THE SAW unless it is unplugged and turned off.
Contact with saw blade may cause personal injury.
• SECURE THE MACHINE TO A STABLE SUPPORTING SURFACE. Vibration can
possibly cause the machine to slide, walk or tip over, causing serious injury.
• USE ONLY CROSSCUT SAW BLADES recommended for miter saws. For best results,
do not use carbide tipped blades with hook angles in excess of 7 degrees. Do not use
blades with deep gullets. These can deflect and contact the guard, and can cause damage
to the machine and/or serious injury.
• USE ONLY BLADES OF THE CORRECT SIZE AND TYPE specified for this tool to
prevent damage to the machine and/or serious injury.
• INSPECT BLADE FOR CRACKS or other damage prior to operation. A cracked or
damaged blade can come apart and pieces can be thrown at high speeds, causing serious
injury. Replace cracked or damaged blades immediately.
• CLEAN THE BLADE AND BLADE CLAMPS prior to operation. Cleaning the blade
and blade clamps allows you to check for any damage to the blade or blade clamps. A
cracked or damaged blade or blade clamp can come apart and pieces can be thrown at
high speeds, causing serious injury.
• DO NOT use lubricants or cleaners (particularly spray or aerosol) in the vicinity of the
plastic guard. The polycarbonate material used in the guard is subject to attack by certain
• ALWAYS USE THE KERF PLATE AND REPLACE THIS PLATE WHEN DAMAGED.
Small chip accumulation under the saw may interfere with the saw blade or may cause
instability of workpiece when cutting.
• USE ONLY BLADE CLAMPS specified for this tool to prevent damage to the machine
and/or serious injury.
• CLEAN THE MOTOR AIR SLOTS of chips and sawdust. Clogged motor air slots can
cause the machine to overheat, damaging the machine and possibly causing a short which
could cause serious injury.
• KEEP ARMS, HANDS, AND FINGERS AWAY FROM THE BLADE to prevent severe
cuts. Clamp all workpieces that would cause your hand to be within 6"(152mm) of the
• NEVER LOCK THE SWITCH IN THE “ON” position. Severe personal injury may result.
• TURN OFF THE MACHINE and allow the blade to come to a complete stop before
raising the arm and prior to cleaning the blade area, removing debris in the path of the
blade, before servicing or adjusting tool. A moving blade can cause serious injury.
• CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the tool, a guard or other part
that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and
perform its intended function—check for alignment of moving parts, binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts, mounting and any other conditions that may affect its operation.
A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced. Do not use
tool if switch does not turn it on and off.
• USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Use only accessories that are recommended
by the manufacturer for your model. Accessories that may be suitable for one tool may be
hazardous when used on another tool. Consult the instruction manual for recommended
accessories. The use of improper accessories may cause risk of injury to persons.
• NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury could occur if the tool is tipped or if the cutting
tool is unintentionally contacted.
• NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED. TURN POWER OFF. Don’t leave
tool until it comes to a complete stop. Serious injury can result.
• DO NOT OPERATE ELECTRIC TOOLS NEAR FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS OR IN
GASEOUS OR EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES. Motors in these tools may spark and
STAY ALERT, WATCH WHAT YOU ARE DOING, AND USE COMMON SENSE. DO
NOT USE THE MACHINE WHEN YOU ARE TIRED OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE
OF DRUGS or ALCOHOL. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may
result in injury.
Additional Safety Rules For Miter Saws
WARNING: Do not allow familiarity (gained from frequent use of your saw) to replace safety
rules. Always remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict severe injury.
• DO NOT OPERATE THIS MACHINE until it is completely assembled and installed
according to the instructions. A machine incorrectly assembled can cause serious injury.
• OBTAIN ADVICE from your supervisor, instructor, or another qualified person if you are
not thoroughly familiar with the operation of this machine. Knowledge is safety.
• STABILITY. Make sure the miter saw is placed on a secure supporting surface and does
not slip or move during use.
• FOLLOW ALL WIRING CODES and recommended electrical connections to prevent
shock or electrocution. Protect electric supply line with at least a 15 ampere time-delay
fuse or a circuit breaker.”
• MAKE CERTAIN the blade rotates in the correct direction. The teeth on the blade should
point in the direction of rotation as marked on the saw.
• TIGHTEN ALL CLAMP HANDLES, knobs and levers prior to operation. Loose clamps
can cause parts or the workpiece to be thrown at high speeds.
• BE SURE all blade and blade clamps are clean, recessed sides of blade clamps are
against blade and arbor screw is tightened securely. Loose or improper blade clamping
may result in damage to the saw and possible personal injury.
• ALWAYS USE A SHARP BLADE. Check the blade to see if it runs true and is free from
vibration. A dull or a vibrating blade can cause damage to the machine and/or serious
• DO NOT OPERATE ON ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE DESIGNATED VOLTAGE for
the saw. Overheating, damage to the tool and personal injury may occur.
• DO NOT WEDGE ANYTHING AGAINST THE FAN to hold the motor shaft. Damage to
tool and possible personal injury may occur.
• DO NOT FORCE CUTTING ACTION. Stalling or partial stalling of motor can cause
damage. To the machine or blade and/or serious injury.
• ALLOW THE MOTOR TO COME TO FULL SPEED prior to starting cut. Starting the cut
too soon may cause damage to the machine or blade and/or serious injury.
ON TABLE: (2 PLACES)
WARNING: FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, READ INSTRUCTION
MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING MITER SAW. KEEP HANDS OUT
OF PATH OF SAW BLADE. DO NOT OPERATE SAW WITHOUT
GUARDS IN PLACE. CHECK LOWER GUARD FOR PROPER
CLOSING BEFORE EACH USE. ALWAYS TIGHTEN ADJUSTMENT
KNOBS BEFORE USE. DO NOT PERFORM ANY OPERATION
FREEHAND. NEVER REACH IN BACK OF SAW BLADE. NEVER
CROSS ARMS IN FRONT OF BLADE. TURN OFF TOOL AND
WAIT FOR SAW BLADE TO STOP BEFORE MOVING WORKPIECE,
CHANGING SETTINGS OR MOVING HANDS. DISCONNECT
POWER BEFORE CHANGING BLADE OR SERVICING. TO
REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY, RETURN CARRIAGE TO THE
FULL REAR POSITION AFTER EACH CROSSCUT OPERATION.
THINK! YOU CAN PREVENT ACCIDENTS.
ON BASE: (2 PLACES)
Be sure your power supply agrees with the nameplate marking. 120 volts, AC means that your
saw will operate on alternating current. The switch is suseptible to failure if direct current is
used. A voltage decrease of 10 percent or more will cause a loss of power and overheating.
EWALT tools are factory tested. If this tool does not operate, check the power supply.
WARNING: Since accessories, other than those offered by DEWALT, have not been tested
with this product, use of such accessories with this tool could be hazardous. To reduce the
risk of injury, only D
EWALT, recommended accessories should be used with this product.
Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available for purchase from your local
dealer or authorized service center. If you need assistance in locating any accessory for your
tool, please contact D
EWALT Industrial Tool Co., 701 East Joppa Road, Baltimore, MD 21286,
EWALT (1-800-433-9258) or visit our website www.dewalt.com.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES (FIG. 1)
The following accessories, designed for your saw, may be helpful. In some cases, other locally
obtained work supports, length stops, clamps, etc., may be more appropriate. Use care in
selecting and using accessories.
Extension, Work Support: DW7080
Used to support long overhanging workpieces, the work support is user assembled.Your
saw table is designed to accept two work supports; one on each side.
Adjustable Length Stop: DW7051
Requires the use of one work support (see drawing). It is used to make repetitive cuts of
the same length from 0 to 42" (107cm).
Used for firmly clamping workpiece to the saw table for precision cutting.
Dust Bag: DW7053 (Included with some models)
Equipped with a zipper for easy emptying, the dust bag will capture the majority of the
sawdust produced (not shown).
Crown Molding Fence: DW7084
Used for precision cutting of crown molding.
Kerf Plate Blank: DW7055
• PROPERLY SUPPORT LONG OR WIDE WORKPIECES. Loss of control of the
workpiece can cause injury.
• NEVER CROSS ARMS IN FRONT OF BLADE while using tool. Always make a dry run
(unpowered) before making a finish cut so that you can check the path of the blade or
severe personal injury may result.
• ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding the safe and proper operation of power tools
(i.e. a safety video) is available from the Power Tool Institute, 1300 Sumner Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44115-2851 (www.powertoolinstitute.com). Information is also available
from the National Safety Council, 1121 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143-3201. Please
refer to the American National Standards Institute ANSI 01.1 Safety Requirements for
Woodworking Machines and the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA 1910.213 Regulations.
WARNING: Do not connect unit to electrical power source until complete instructions are
read and understood.
WARNING: Always wear proper personal hearing protection that conforms to
ANSI S12.6 (S3.19) during use. Under some conditions and duration of use, noise from
this product may contribute to hearing loss.
WARNING: NEVER MAKE ANY CUT UNLESS THE MATERIAL IS SECURED ON THE
TABLE AND AGAINST THE FENCE.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work.
To reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with
approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding,
drilling, and other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash
exposed areas with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay
on the skin may promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which may cause serious
and permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory
protection appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from face and body.
For your convenience and safety, the following warning labels are on your miter saw.
ON MOTOR HOUSING:
WARNING: FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, READ INSTRUCTION MANUAL BEFORE
WHEN SERVICING, USE ONLY IDENTICAL RE PLACE MENT PARTS.
ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION.
DO NOT EXPOSE TO RAIN OR USE IN DAMP LOCATIONS.
ON MOVING FENCES:
ALWAYS ADJUST FENCE PROPERLY
BEFORE USE. CLAMP SMALL
PIECES BEFORE CUTTING. SEE
ON GUARD: DANGER–KEEP AWAY
ON UPPER GUARD:
PROPERLY SECURE BRACKET WITH BOTH SCREWS BEFORE USE.