Can someone help me install my circular saw?

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Old 01-13-21, 08:37 AM
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Can someone help me install my circular saw?

I am unable to move it up or down. Not sure if there's a screw i have to loosen first. The manual is not very clear. This is my first time purchasing electrical tools. So i'm completely new to the installing part.

I have the scheppach hm80l circular saw.

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/18...page=30#manual

 

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Pretty sure you yank that knob out with your right hand while applying slight downward pressure on the handle with your left hand. You need to pull that pin out of the hole it is in.

Also, that's called a miter saw.
 
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There is a latch on the back side of the saw that locks it in the down position to make it easier to carry. Release the latch and you should be able to move the saw.
 
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Could you tell me where at the back? I took some additional pictures.
My apologies for being completely clueless. I hope i won't waste your time.






 
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Pretty sure you yank that knob out with your right hand while applying slight downward pressure on the handle with your left hand. You need to pull that pin out of the hole it is in.

Also, that's called a miter saw.
 
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I have to "wiggle" mine a bit to get the pin to pull out.
 
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The "button" in your third picture looks to be the unlocking pin, it should pull outward and turn to line up the pin in it to hold it in the out position. With the zero experience you have I'm wondering if you should even be using something like this saw without getting someone to guide you BEFORE you severely injure yourself. Fingers can be lost in an instant along with all the other hazards that can be encountered using power saws and some body parts cannot be repaired or replaced.
 
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Old 01-13-21, 12:55 PM
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You guys solved it! Indeed i had to pull it outward. Meanwhile i was twisting it until it simply came loose. I'm an idiot.
Wow what a relief! now i can start working on my project tomorrow.

This forum is my absolute favorite and every reply i get on here is nothing but quality. You're all great people and i am really thankful you're all here sharing your wisdom. i appreciate it a ton. Thank you so much!

As for the safety part, i only need to make straight cuts in a few boards. I'll keep my left hand/fingers far away from the saw, and use my right hand to pull the handle down to make the cuts. I should be safe. I have ear protection gear and a full face screen mask. Thank you for the concern! safety is my priority.
 

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Even though you only have a few simple cuts to make why not familiarize yourself with a very handy shop tool? The more you use it the safer it will get.
 
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I'll keep my left hand/fingers far away from the saw, and use my right hand to pull the handle down to make the cuts. I should be safe.
First rookie mistake. You have to hold the work piece you cannot just let it set loosely while you cut, the wood can fly out if you don't hold it securely. Just be sure to keep your hands a safe distance from the blade. Again, you need to find someone to assist you in the learning curve of using such a tool.
 
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Please watch this miter saw safety or any other video found by Googling "youtube miter saw safety."

One criticism of the linked video is that he does not say anything about eye protection or ear protection that is an important detail missing.
 
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Sorry. My previous post has the wrong link. See this one.
 
 

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