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WARNING:  Before attempting to repair, align or adjust power tool and/or before installing accessories, disconnect power source by removing power cord from electrical outlet.
 
BTS10BW – 10” Table Saw:
Q.  Are there extension wings available to extend the table width?
A.  Yes.  An 8” Steel Extension Wing – Accessory # 9175 is available from Power Tool Specialists, Inc.
 
BTS10BW, BTS10W4 & BT2502W – 10” Table Saws:
Q.  Can a dado blade be used on this saw and if so, what are the restrictions?
A.  Yes.  A 6” Stackable Dado Set can be used.  Adjustable or wobble dadoes must NOT be used.  Maximum dado blade diameter is 6”.  Maximum dado cut width is 1/2”.  When a dado blade is installed, a dado insert must be used – Accessory # 9129 is available from Power Tool Specialists, Inc.
 
Q.  Is there a zero clearance insert plate available?
A.  Yes.  Accessory # 9135 is available from Power Tool Specialists, Inc.
 
Problem:  The thermal overload reset switch keeps tripping.
Solution:  Check all areas listed below:
1.  Is the table saw powered with an extension cord?  If so, the maximum length extension cord which can be used is 50’ - minimum12 gauge.  A 25’ power cord with 14 gauge can also be used.  Note:  The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord. 
2.  If you are making a rip cut, verify the alignment of the rip fence and blade to the miter gauge groove.
3.  Check quality of blade.  If blade is dull or teeth are damaged, replace blade.
 
Problem:  Table saw will not start.
Solution:  Check all areas listed below:
1.  Verify there is power at the receptacle the saw is plugged into.
2.  Make sure Switch Key is inserted fully into the switch.
3.  Turn the on/off switch to the OFF position.
4.  Press Reset Overload Button on front of saw near switch.
5.  Turn the on/off switch to the ON position.
 
If these steps fail to correct problem:
1.  Unplug table saw from power outlet.
2.  Remove the switch box Phillips head mounting screws around the on/off and reset switches and remove the black switch box.
3.  Remove the two black wires from the on/off switch.
4.  Remove the on/off switch assembly by pressing the two plastic clips located on the top and bottom of the on/off switch, then push the switch out towards the front of the saw.
5.  The switch will separate in half by lifting the two locking tabs. Keep the connector prongs for the wires on the switch face up as you remove the rear piece to prevent the internal contacts from dropping out.
6.  Blow any dust out of the on/off switch and around the contacts
7.  Replace the two switch halves back together and apply a piece of electrical tape around the seam where the two halves meet. This will help to prevent dust from possibly entering into the switch.
8.  Replace the on/off switch assembly into the base of the machine.
9.  Reattach the two black wires to the switch terminals.
10.  Reinstall the black switch box inside the base to encapsulate the switch wires and secure in position with the mounting screws.
 
Q.  How do you verify alignment of the blade?
A.  All blade alignments are made by squaring the blade to the miter gauge groove. 
 
CHECKING INITIAL BLADE ALIGNMENT:
1.      Remove the safety switch key and unplug the saw.
2.      Remove the blade guard assembly from splitter bracket support by loosening the wing knob on the splitter mounting bracket.
3.      Select one tooth on the saw blade which is set (bent) to the right hand side of the blade.  Mark that tooth with a felt tip marker.  Rotate the blade so the marked tooth is toward the front of the saw and 1/2" above the table.
4.      Place the combintion square base (1) into the right hand side miter groove (2) (see Fig. 1).
5.      Adjust the ruler so it touches the tooth.  Lock the ruler in the square so it holds its position.
6.      Rotate the blade to position the marked tooth at the rear and 1/2" above the table.
7.      Carefully slide the combination square to the rear until the ruler touches the marked tooth.
8.      If the ruler touches the marked tooth at both front and rear positions, no adjustment is needed.  If not, adjust blade alignment as described in the next section.
10.  Replace blade guard before operating machine.  
 
Fig. 1
 
 


 
AJUSTING BLADE PARALLEL TO MITER GAUGE GROOVE
For models BTS10BW & BTS10W4 only:

 
1.Turn saw switch OFF and remove plug from the power source.
2. Remove blade guard and splitter assembly, miter gauge and rip fence.
3.Position blade angle at 45 degrees and remove blade.
4. Remove bolts or screws holding saw base to workbench or stand.
5.Carefully turn saw up side down on top of the workbench or stand. 
   NOTE: Be careful not to scratch the working surface of the saw table.
6. Using the 10mm hex wrench, slightly loosen the two middle strap nuts (1) and two-rear blade alignment rod strap nuts             (2 - See Fig. 2). Note: Leave nuts slightly snug as it makes adjustment easier.
7. Install saw blade and tighten arbor nut and adjust blade angle to 0 degrees.  Flip table saw over to its’ upright position.
8. While standing at the rear of the saw, use a medium size flat blade screwdriver and gently pry the rear of the blade alignment rod to the LEFT or RIGHT.  Using the framing square, simultaneously measure the distance at the front and rear of the blade to an edge of a miter slot.  When the distances are within 1/64” or closer, tighten both rear blade alignment rod strap bolts (2) with a hex wrench while holding the rod firmly in place.  NOTE: The blade alignment rod will only move slightly when shifting left or right.
9. If alignment is not achieved by rear adjustment, loosen the two front blade alignment rod strap nuts (3).
            Otherwise skip to step 12.
10. While standing at the front of the saw, use a medium size flat blade screw driver and gently pry the front of the blade alignment rod to the RIGHT or LEFT. Simultaneously measure the distance at the front and rear of the blade to an edge of a miter slot.  When the distances are with in 1/64” or closer, tighten both front strap bolts (3) while holding the rod firmly in place.  NOTE: The blade alignment rod will only move slightly when adjusting.
11. When alignment is achieved, tighten all six strap nuts with a 10mm wrench.
12. Install blade guard and splitter assembly and align with blade as described within the owners manual.
13. Re-mount saw to stand. 

     Fig. 2

If blade alignment is still incorrect after performing this procedure, please call (800) 243-5114, ext 221 for support.
 
 
BT2502W:
  
 
 
BLADE ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE
 
For model BT2502W only:
 
The adjusting mechanism is located above the blade height adjusting handwheel under the tabletop. Fully extend both side extension wings to view the adjusting mechanism.  If the front and rear measurements are not the same, adjust as follows:
If the blade is partial to right side:
1.   Loosen the two nuts (1) and back away the left side screw then tighten the right side screw to shift the angle rod.
2.   Re-measure, as described in the prior section and when alignment is achieved, retighten both jam nuts (1).
3.   Recheck blade clearance verifying the blade does not hit the table insert or other parts when at the 90° and 45° settings.
 
If the blade is partial to left side:
3. Loosen the two nuts (1) and back away the right side screw, then tighten the left side screw to shift the angle rod.
4. Re-measure as described in the prior section and when alignment is achieved, retighten both jam nuts (1).
5. Recheck blade clearance verifying the blade does not hit the table insert or other parts when at the 90° and 45° settings.
  
 
BTS10BW & BTS10W4 – 10” Table Saw:
 
Q.  Is a dust collection bag available?
A.  Yes.  Accessory # Z00T is a dust chute and bag available to purchase from Power Tool Specialists, Inc.
 
BD460VW - 4” x 36” Belt/Disc Sander:

Problem:  The sanding belt won’t track properly.
Solution:  1.  Check for proper action of the tracking mechanism located at the front side of the front idler pulley.  2.  Change the sanding belt if above procedure does not correct the problem.
 
Problem:  The sanding disc will not stay tightened to the mounting shaft.
Solution:  1.  Ensure the set screw is in position on the sanding disc and the positioning of the screw when tightening is against the flat portion of the mounting shaft.  If the screw keeps loosening, apply Loctite on the threads of the screw.  Mount disc onto shaft, tighten and let it cure overnight before use.
 
DP12LW – 12” Laser Drill Press:
 
Problem:  The chuck falls out and won’t stay on.
Solution:  Remove ALL oil off the mounting portion of the chuck at the taper.  Also, remove oil residue on the mating portion of the spindle with any non petroleum based product such as Denatured Alcohol, Lacquer Thinner, and Nail Polish Remover.  Open chuck jaws so they are inside the chuck and using a rubber mallet (or a hammer with a piece of wood), tap the chuck solidly once onto the spindle (do not exert excessive force.)  The taper will hold chuck in place.
 
Problem:  Laser beams will not turn on. 
Solution:  Install or replace two AAA batteries in the battery box of the laser attachment and turn ON the independent on/off rocker switch on the laser assembly.
 
Problem:  Laser beams do not align correctly.
Solution:  Check laser beam alignment and adjust if necessary as described below.
 
How to check the Laser-beam Alignment?
1.      Adjust the table height so it measures approximately 5 inches below the bottom of the chuck.
2.      Scribe a round circle (approx. 1/8 ”) on a piece of scrap wood.
3.      Insert a 1/8” drill bit into the chuck and tighten.
4.      Lower the quill and align the scribed circle with the drill bit & fasten the wood to the table with clamps.
5.      Turn on the laser and verify the laser lines (x) are centered onto the scribed circle.
 
To adjust the laser lines (Fig. 3):
1.      Lower the drill press quill by rotating the feed handles toward the front of the machine.
2.      Adjust the screws (1) and bolts (2) until the laser lines (x) are centered onto the scribed circle.  
3.      To turn the laser on or off, press rocker switch (3).
  
 

 
 
Problem:  Drill press makes vibration noise.
Solution:  1.  Pulley cover is possibly loose.  Adjust locking tab by bending outward to help secure upper half of cover when in closed position.  2.  If vibration still exists, verify v-belt is not too tight.  Proper belt deflection is ” to 1/2".  3.  If vibration continues, remove v-belt and turn on drill press and if vibration is eliminated, replace v-belt.
 
Problem:  Table bracket will not lock bracket in position on the column.
Solution:  The locking lever may be assembled incorrectly.  Verify the locking handle is inserted from the left side of the column when standing at the front of the machine.  The handle must enter the NON-threaded side of the table bracket first.
 
Q.  What are appropriate speed ranges for different drilling materials?
A.  High speeds are used for drum sanding.  Do not use at high speed for metal working.  Low speeds provide the most torque and should be used on metals and hardwoods.  When using large drill bits, a slow speed should be used for drilling.
 
Q.  Is there a mortising attachment available?
A.  Yes.  Accessory # 96160 is available from Power Tool Specialists, Inc.  However, the laser assembly must be removed from the drill press if a mortising attachment will be used.
 
M2501W, M2501LW & M3052LW Compound Miter Saws:
 
Q.  Can this saw be used to cut metal?
A.  Occasional use for non-ferrous metals such as aluminum can be operated by this saw with an 80 to 100 tooth carbide blade installed where a coolant is required.  Ferrous metal cutting, the use of abrasive wheels and the cutting of masonry products are prohibited. 
 
Q.  What degrees are required for cutting crown molding.
A.  The proper angle settings for crown molding can be found in the owners manual and are listed on the chart below.
 
Q.  When should brushes be replaced on the motor?
A.  The carbon brushes furnished with the saw will last approximately 50 hours of running time, or 10,000 on/off cycles.  Replace both carbon brushes when either has less than ” length of carbon remaining, or if the spring or wire is damaged or burned.
 
Problem:  Fence is not square to the blade and inaccurate cuts are the result.
Solution:  Set the bevel and miter angles to 0 degrees.  Square fence to the blade by loosening the four fence locking bolts located on the fence.  Using a square, lay the heel of the square against the blade and the rule against the fence.  Adjust fence 90 degrees to the blade and tighten the four fence locking bolts.
 
M2501W – 10” Compound Miter Saw:
 
Q.  Are extension wings available?
A.  Yes.  Please contact Power Tool Specialists, Inc. to purchase this accessory.
 
Problem:  Saw will not cut entirely through a dimensional 4x4.
Solution:  Add and auxiliary wood fence onto the saw.  Holes are provided in the saw fence to attach an auxiliary wood fence.  A common auxiliary fence is constructed of straight wood approximately æ” thick by 2 1/2" high by 18” long.  Note:  This auxiliary fence is used only with the saw blade in the 0 degree bevel position and must be removed when bevel cutting.
 
J1550W – 6 1/8” Bench Jointer:
 
Q.  Are replacement jointer blades available?
A.  Yes.  Please contact Power Tool Specialists, Inc. to purchase these parts.
 
Q.  The jointer is sold with a out-feed roller extension, can an additional extension be purchased and mounted onto the tool to use as an in-feed roller extension?
A.  Yes.  Please contact Power Tool Specialists, Inc. to purchase this part.
 
Problem:  The knife locking screws will not loosen when trying to remove to replace blades.
Solution:  Use EXTREME CAUTION as the knives are very sharp.  Verify the correct size Allen wrench is being used and that you are turning the screw in the counterclockwise direction.  If screw head stripped or will not loosen, locate a small cold chisel and position on the head of the screw.  Tap the chisel with a small hammer to dig the chisel into the screw head.  Once the screw has loosened about 1/2 turn, you will be able to turn and remove with a wrench.
 
S10W – Router/Shaper Table:
 
Q.  What size router bits will adapt to this machine?
A.  This machine accepts all router bits used with a handheld or stationary router with ” or 1/2" shanks.  Two separate collets are sold with the unit to accept these sizes.
 
Q.  Where can I purchase shaper cutters for this machine?
A.  Please contact Power Tool Specialists, Inc. for this information.
 
Pneumatic Nailers & Staplers:
 
Q.  What brand of fasteners are acceptable to use?
A.  First, verify you are using the correct gauge of fastener.  All fasteners available at Lowe’s; i.e., Porter Cable, Senco, Fastener’s Inc. will work with the tool.
 
Problem:  Fasteners “hang-up” in the magazine.
Solution:  1.  Verify the correct fasteners are being used with regard to gauge and size restrictions noted within owner’s manual and labeled on the tool itself.  2.  Check magazine for damage or jammed fastener and clean magazine.  3.  Verify fasteners are loaded properly into the magazine as described within the owner’s manual.
 
Problem:  Fasteners “jam” inside the nosepiece. 
Solution:  Disconnect air hose and remove all fasteners from magazine.  1.  Examine nosepiece for jammed fastener and remove with pliers if found.  2.  Examine the channel where the piston slides up and down as a broken piece of a fastener may be lodged, jamming the piston in position and preventing it from travel.  Remove jammed fastener and test unit.
 
Problem:  Unit “dry-fires” and will not drive any nails.
Solution:  Disconnect air hose and remove all fasteners from magazine.  1.  Verify the correct fasteners are being used with regard to gauge and size.  2.  Check magazine for damage and/or jammed fastener.  3.  Verify fasteners are loaded properly into the magazine.  4.  Check spring loading mechanism within the slide magazine to see if it is functioning properly by automatically pushing fasteners towards front of unit when  closing magazine. 
 
Problem:  Unit operates “sluggishly” or inconsistently.
Solution:  1.  Increase air pressure up to 120 psi.  Larger fasteners and/or harder woods may require this adjustment.  2.  Lubricate nailer by placing 4-6 drops of air tool oil into the inlet of the male quick connector.  3.  Install air filtration system as described in manual as “dirty” air can contaminate the air tool. 
 
Problem:  Unit does not fire/cycle and makes a “puffing” sound when releasing trigger designating that air has not cycled throughout the nailer.
Solution:  Replace the trigger assembly.  O-rings and seals are preventing air to properly pass through the tool.
 
8520 – 1” Crown Stapler:
 
Problem:  When loading staples, the magazine will not close.
Solution:  Load fasteners at bottom of magazine as instructed within the owner’s manual.  Do not load fasteners by placing on top of the extruded portion of the magazine.
 
8530 – Dual Action Brad Nailer & Stapler:
 
Problem:  When loading staples, the magazine will not close.
Solution:  Tilt unit on its’ right side and open magazine.  Place stick of staples into magazine and slide fasteners so the top of the staple is resting against the top of the magazine.  Note:  For brad nails, you can rest the stick of brad nails on the top or bottom of the magazine when loading.
 
8560 – 15 gauge Angle Finish Nailer:
 
Problem:  Nails are jamming in magazine and unit will not fire.
Solution:  The angle of the fasteners is 34 degrees.  Verify the fasteners being used have this angle.


Crown Molding Chart

 

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