Bosch GCM 8 SJL manual

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  • Product: Saw
  • Model/name: GCM 8 SJL
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Safety Notes
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
When using electric tools basic safety
precautions should always be followed
to reduce the risk of fire, electricshockand personal injury in-
cluding the following.
Read all these instructions before attempting to operate
this product and save these instructions.
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-
operated(corded) power toolorbattery-operated(cordless)
power tool.
Work area safety
 Keepworkareacleanandwelllit.Clutteredordarkareas
invite accidents.
 Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or
dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
or fumes.
 Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
Electrical safety
 Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with
earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and
matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
 Avoidbodycontactwithearthedorgroundedsurfaces,
such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is
earthed or grounded.
 Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Waterenteringapowertoolwillincreasetheriskofelectric
shock.
 Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying,
pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away
from heat, oil, sharp edges and moving parts.Damaged
or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
 When operating a power tool outdoors, use an exten-
sioncord suitablefor outdooruse.Use ofa cord suitable
for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
 If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoid-
able, use a residual current device (RCD) protected
supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.
Personal safety
 Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sensewhenoperatinga power tool.Do notuse apower
toolwhileyouaretiredorundertheinfluenceofdrugs,
alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while op-
erating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
 Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection
used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal inju-
ries.
 Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in
the off-position before connecting to power source
and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or en-
ergising power tools that have the switch on invites acci-
dents.
 Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning
the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a ro-
tating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
 Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
all times. This enables better control of the power tool in
unexpected situations.
 Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewel-
lery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from
movingparts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be
caught in moving parts.
 If devices are provided for the connection of dust ex-
traction and collection facilities, ensure these are con-
nected and properly used. Use of dust collection can re-
duce dust-related hazards.
Power tool use and care
 Donotforcethepowertool.Usethecorrectpowertool
for your application. The correct power tool will do the
job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
 Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it
on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with
the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
 Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the
battery pack from the power tool before making any
adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power
tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the power tool accidentally.
 Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and
do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or
these instructions to operate the power tool. Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
 Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or bind-
ing of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other
conditionthat may affectthe power tool’s operation. If
damaged, have the power tool repaired before use.
Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power
tools.
 Keepcuttingtoolssharpandclean.Properly maintained
cuttingtoolswithsharpcuttingedgesarelesslikelytobind
and are easier to control.
 Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in ac-
cordance with these instructions, taking into account
the working conditions and the work to be performed.
Use of the power tool for operations different from those
intended could result in a hazardous situation.
Service
 Haveyourpowertoolservicedbyaqualifiedrepairper-
son using only identical replacement parts. This will en-
sure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
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Safety Warnings for Sliding Mitre Saws
 The power tool is provided with a laser warning label
(marked with number 38 in the representation of the
power tool on the graphics page).
 If the text of the warning label is not in your national
language, stick the provided warning label in your na-
tional language over it before operating for the first
time.
 Never make warning signs on the machine unrecognis-
able.
 Neverstandonthepowertool.Seriousinjuriescanoccur
when the power tool tips over or when inadvertently com-
ing into contact with the saw blade.
 Make sure that the guard operates properly and that it
can move freely. Never lock the guard in place when
opened.
 Never remove cutting remainders, wood chips, etc.
from the sawing area while the machine is running. Al-
ways guide the tool arm back to the neutral position first
and then switch the machine off.
 Guide the saw blade against the workpiece only when
the machine is switched on. Otherwise there is damage
of kickback, when the saw blade becomes wedged in the
workpiece.
 Keep handles dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.
Greasy, oily handles are slippery causing loss of control.
 Operate the power tool only when the work area to the
workpiece is clear of any adjusting tools, wood chips,
etc. Small pieces of wood or other objects that come in
contact with the rotating saw blade canstrike the operator
with high speed.
 Keep the floor free of wood chips and material remain-
ders. You could slip or trip.
 Alwaysfirmlyclampthepiecetobeworked.Donotsaw
workpieces that are too small to clamp. Otherwise, the
clearance of your hand to the rotating saw blade is too
small.
 Use the machine only for cutting the materials listed
under Intended Use. Otherwise, the machine can be sub-
ject to overload.
 Ifthesawbladeshouldbecomejammed,switchthema-
chine off and hold the workpiece until the saw blade
comes to a complete stop. To prevent kickback, the
workpiece may not be moved until after the machine
has come to a complete stop. Correct the cause for the
jamming of the saw blade before restarting the machine.
 Do not use dull, cracked, bent or damaged saw blades.
Unsharpened or improperly set saw blades produce nar-
rowkerfcausingexcessivefriction,bladebindingandkick-
back.
 Always use saw blades with correct size and shape (di-
amond versus round) of arbor holes. Saw blades that do
not match the mounting hardware of the saw will run ec-
centrically, causing loss of control.
 Donotusehighspeedsteel(HSS)sawblades.Suchsaw
blades can easily break.
 Do not touch the saw blade after working before it has
cooled. The saw blade becomes very hot while working.
 Never operate the machine without the insert plate.
Replace a defective insert plate. Without flawless insert
plates, injuries are possible from the saw blade.
 Checkthecableregularlyandhaveadamagedcablere-
paired only through an authorised customer service
agent for Bosch power tools. Replace damaged exten-
sion cables. This will ensure that the safety of the power
tool is maintained.
 Store the machine in a safe manner when not being
used. The storage location must be dry and lockable.
Thispreventsthemachinefromstoragedamage,andfrom
being operated by untrained persons.
 Do not direct the laser beam at persons or animals and
do not stare into the laser beam yourself. This power
tool produces laser class 1M laser radiation according to
EN 60825-1. Looking or viewing directly into the laser
beam – especially with optical instruments such as binoc-
ulars etc. – can damage the eye.
 Do not replace the installed laser with another laser
type. Alaserthat does notfitto this power tool couldpose
dangers for other persons.
 Secure the workpiece. A workpiece clamped with clamp-
ing devices or in a vice is held more secure than by hand.
 Never leave the machine before it has come to a com-
plete stop. Cutting tools that are still running can cause in-
juries.
 Never use the machine with a damaged cable. Do not
touch the damaged cable and pull the mains plug when
the cableisdamagedwhile working.Damaged cables in-
crease the risk of an electric shock.
Products sold in GB only: Your product is fitted with an
BS 1363/A approved electric plug with internal fuse (ASTA
approved to BS 1362).
If the plug is not suitable for your socket outlets, it should be
cut off and an appropriate plug fitted in its place by an author-
ised customer service agent. The replacement plug should
have the same fuse rating as the original plug.
The severed plug must be disposed of to avoid a possible
shock hazard and should never be inserted into a mains sock-
et elsewhere.
ProductssoldinAUSandNZonly: Usearesidual currentde-
vice (RCD) with a rated residual current of 30 mA or less.
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Symbols
The following symbols can be important for the operation of
your power tool. Please memorise the symbols and their
meanings. The correct interpretation of the symbols helps
you operate the power tool better and more secure.
Product Description and Specifica-
tions
Read all safety warnings and all instruc-
tions. Failure to follow the warnings and in-
structions may result in electric shock, fire
and/or serious injury.
Intended Use
Thepowertoolisintendedasastationarymachineformaking
straight lengthways and crossways cuts in hard and soft-
wood, as well as in particle and fibre board. In this, mitre an-
gles from –52° to +60° as well as bevel angles from –2° to
+47° are possible.
When using appropriate saw blades, sawing aluminium pro-
files and plastic is also possible.
Product Features
The numbering of the components shown refers to the repre-
sentation of the power tool on the graphic pages.
1 Slide device
2 Sawdust ejector
3 Transport handle
4 Adjusting screw of depth stop
5 Laser protection cap
6 Roller
7 On/Off switch
8 Handle
9 Locking switch for releasing the tool arm
10 Blade guard
Symbols and their meaning
 Laser radiation
Do not view directly with optical in-
struments
Class 1M laser product
 Keep hands away from the cutting ar-
ea while the machine is running. Dan-
gerofinjurywhencomingincontactwith
the saw blade.
 Wear a dust respirator.
 Wear safety goggles.
 Wearearprotectors. Exposuretonoise
can cause hearing loss.
 Danger area! Keep hands, fingers or
arms away from this area.
When sawing mitre/bevel angles, the ad-
justable fence must be pulled outward.
The free end of workpieces must be under-
laid or supported by the saw-table exten-
sions.
Observe the dimensions of the
saw blade. The hole diameter
must match the tool spindle with-
out play. Do not use reducers or
adapters.
Do not dispose of power tools into house-
hold waste!
Only for EC countries:
According to the European Guideline
2002/96/EC for Waste Electrical and Elec-
tronicEquipmentanditsimplementationin-
to national right, power tools that are no
longer usable must be collected separately
and disposed of in an environmentally cor-
rect manner.
Clamping lever shut:
Thesetbevelangle ofthetoolarm
is locked.
Clamping lever open:
Adjustingbevelanglesispossible.
Symbols and their meaning
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11 Retracting blade guard
12 Saw blade
13 Saw-Table extension
14 Fence
15 Saw table
16 Clamping lever of the saw-table extension
17 Scale for mitre angle
18 Insert plate
19 Locking bracket
20 Locking knob for various mitre angles
21 Mitre detent lever
22 Tilt protector
23 Mitre angle indicator
24 Detents for standard mitre angles
25 Mounting holes
26 Recessed handles
27 Adjustable fence
28 Locking screw of the adjustable fence
29 Material clamp
30 Stop for standard 45°, 22.5° and 33.9° bevel angles
31 Chip deflector
32 Depth stop
33 Locking screw for slide device
34 Allen key (5 mm)
35 Mounting holes for material clamp
36 Material stop*
37 Transport safety-lock
38 Laser warning label
39 Laser on/off switch (for marking of cutting line)
40 Clamping lever for any bevel angle
41 Scale for bevel angle
42 Indicator for bevel angle
43 Stop for 0° standard bevel angle
44 Spindle lock
45 Allen screw (size 5 mm) for mounting of saw blade
46 Clamping flange
47 Interior clamping flange
48 Threaded rod
49 Screws for insert plate
50 Lock screw of the material stop*
51 Clamping screw of the material stop*
52 Adjustment screw for laser position (parallelism)
53 Stop screw for 0° bevel angle
54 Screw for bevel angle indicator
55 Stop screw for 45° bevel angle
56 Screw for mitre angle indicator
57 Laser lens cover
58 Velcro strap
*Accessories shown or described are not part of the standard de-
livery scope of the product. A complete overview of accessories
can be found in our accessories program.
Noise/Vibration Information
Measured sound values determined according to EN 61029.
Typically the A-weighted noise levels of the product are:
Sound pressure level 99 dB(A); Sound power level
112 dB(A). Uncertainty K =3 dB.
Wear hearing protection!
Vibration total values ah (triax vector sum) and uncertainty K
determined according to EN 61029:
ah=2.5 m/s2
, K=1.5 m/s2
.
The vibration emission level given in this information sheet
has been measured in accordance with a standardised test
given in EN61029 and maybeused tocompare one toolwith
another. It may be used for a preliminary assessment of expo-
sure.
The declared vibration emission level represents the main ap-
plications of the tool. However if the tool is used for different
applications,withdifferentaccessoriesorpoorlymaintained,
the vibration emission may differ. This may significantly in-
crease the exposure level over the total working period.
An estimation of thelevelofexposuretovibrationshouldalso
take into account the times when the tool is switched off or
when it is running but not actually doing the job. This may sig-
nificantly reduce the exposure level overthe total working pe-
riod.
Identify additional safety measures to protect the operator
fromtheeffectsofvibrationsuchas:maintainthetoolandthe
accessories, keep the hands warm, organisation of work pat-
terns.
Declaration of Conformity
We declare under our sole responsibility that the product de-
scribed under “Technical Data” is in conformity with the fol-
lowing standards or standardization documents: EN 61029,
EN 60825-1 according to the provisions of the directives
2011/65/EU, 2004/108/EC, 2006/42/EC.
Technical file (2006/42/EC) at:
Robert Bosch GmbH, PT/ETM9,
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Leinfelden, 05.11.2012
Dr. Egbert Schneider
Senior Vice President
Engineering
Helmut Heinzelmann
Head of Product Certification
PT/ETM9
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Technical Data
Assembly
 Avoid unintentional starting of the machine. During as-
semblyandforallworkon themachine,thepowerplug
must not be connected to the mains supply.
Delivery Scope
Beforestartingtheoperationofthemachineforthefirsttime,
check if all parts listed below have been supplied:
– Sliding mitre saw with premounted saw blade
– Material clamp 29
– Allen key 34
Note: Check the power tool for possible damage.
Before further use of the machine, check that all protective
devices are fully functional. Any lightly damaged parts must
be carefully checked to ensure flawless operation of the tool.
Allpartsmustbeproperlymountedandallconditionsfulfilled
that ensure faultless operation.
Damaged protective devices and parts must be immediately
replaced by an authorised service centre.
Stationary or Flexible Mounting
 Toensuresafehandling,themachinemustbemounted
onalevelandstablesurface(e. g.,workbench)priorto
using.
Mounting to a Working Surface (see figures A–B)
– Fasten the power tool with suitable screw fasteners to the
working surface. The mounting holes 25 serve for this pur-
pose.
or
– Clamp the power tool with commercially available screw
clamps by the feet to the working surface.
Mounting to a Bosch Saw Stand
With the height-adjustable legs, Bosch GTA saw stands pro-
vide firm support for the power tool on any surface. The work-
piecesupports ofthe sawstandare usedfor underlaying long
workpieces.
 Readallsafetywarningsandinstructionsincludedwith
the worktable. Failure of observing safety warnings and
instructions can lead to electrical shock, fire and/or cause
serious injuries.
 Assemble the worktable properly before mounting the
power tool. Perfect assembly is important in order to pre-
vent the risk of collapsing.
– Mount the power tool in transport position on the saw
stand.
Flexible Mounting (not recommended!) (see figure C)
In exceptional cases, when it is not possible to mount the ma-
chine onto a level and stable work surface, it can be set up us-
ing the tilt protector.
 Without the use of the tilt protector, the machine does
not stand safely and can tip over, especially when saw-
ing at maximum mitre/bevel angles.
– Screwthetiltprotector22inoroutuntilthemachineispo-
sitioned level on the working surface.
Dust/Chip Extraction
Dusts from materials such as lead-containing coatings, some
wood types, minerals and metal can be harmful to one’s
health. Touching or breathing-in the dusts can cause allergic
reactions and/or lead to respiratory infections of the user or
bystanders.
Certain dusts, such as oak or beech dust, are considered as
carcinogenic, especially in connection with wood-treatment
additives (chromate, wood preservative). Materials contain-
ing asbestos may only be worked by specialists.
– Always use dust extraction.
– Provide for good ventilation of the working place.
– It is recommended to wear a P2 filter-class respirator.
Observe the relevant regulations in your country for the mate-
rials to be worked.
Sliding Mitre Saw GCM 8 SJL
Article number
3 601 M19 160
3 601 M19 1P0
3 601 M19 190 3 601 M19 1..
Rated power input W 1250 1400 1600
No-load speed min-1
5500 5500 5500
Reduced starting current   
Laser type nm
mW
650
< 0.39
650
< 0.39
650
< 0.39
Laser class 1M 1M 1M
Weight according to EPTA-Procedure 01/2003 kg 17.3 17.3 17.3
Protection class /II /II /II
Permissible workpiece dimensions (maximal/minimal) see page 30.
The values given are valid for a nominal voltage [U] of 230 V. For different voltages and models for specific countries, these values can vary.
Dimension of suitable saw blades
Saw blade diameter mm 210 –216
Blade body thickness mm 1.3 –1.8
Mounting hole diameter mm 30
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 Prevent dust accumulation at the workplace. Dusts can
easily ignite.
The dust/chip extraction can be blocked by dust, chips or
workpiece fragments.
– Switch the machine off and pull the mains plug from the
socket outlet.
– Wait until the saw blade has come to a complete stop.
– Determine the cause of the blockage and correct it.
External Dust Extraction
For dust extraction, a vacuum hose (size Ø 35 mm) can also
be connected to the dust ejector 2.
– Connect the vacuum hose with the sawdust ejector 2.
The vacuum cleaner must be suitable for the material being
worked.
When vacuuming dry dust that is especially detrimental to
health or carcinogenic, use a special vacuum cleaner.
Changing the Saw Blade (see figures D1– D4)
 Whenmountingthesawblade,wearprotectivegloves.
Danger of injury when touching the saw blade.
Use only saw blades whose maximum permitted speed is
higher than the no-load speed of the power tool.
Use only saw blades that correspond with the characteristic
data given in these operation instructions and that are tested
and marked in accordance with EN 847-1.
Useonly sawbladesrecommendedbythetoolmanufacturer,
and suitable for sawing the materials to be cut.
Removing the Saw Blade
– Bring the power tool into the working position.
– Turn Allen screw 45 with the Allen key (5 mm) 34 and at
the same time press the spindle lock 44 until it engages.
– Hold the spindle lock 44 pressed and unscrew the Allen
screw 45 in clockwise direction (left-hand thread!).
– Remove the clamping flange 46.
– Presslockingswitch9andswing backthe retractingblade
guard 11 to the stop.
– Holdtheretractingbladeguardinthispositionandremove
the saw blade 12.
– Slowly guide the retracting blade guard downward again.
Mounting the Saw Blade
If required, clean all parts to be mounted prior to assembly.
– Press locking switch 9, swing back the retracting blade
guard 11 to the stop and hold it in this position.
– Place the new saw blade onto the interior clamping flange
47.
 When mounting the saw blade, pay attention that the
cutting direction of the teeth (arrow direction on the
sawblade)correspondswiththedirectionofthearrow
on the blade guard!
– Slowly guide the retracting blade guard downward again.
– Place on the clamping flange 46 and the screw 45.
Press the spindle lock 44 until it engages and tighten the
screw turning in anticlockwise direction.
Operation
 Before any work on the machine itself, pull the mains
plug.
Transport Safety (see figure E)
The transport safety-lock 37 enables easier handling of the
machine when transporting to various working locations.
Releasing the Machine (Working Position)
– Push the tool arm by the handle 8 down a little in order to
relieve the transport safety-lock 37.
– Pull the transport safety-lock 37 completely outward.
– Guide the tool arm slowly upward.
Securing the Machine (Transport Position)
– Loosen the locking screw 33 if tightened. Pull the tool arm
completely to the front and tighten the locking screw
again.
– Screw adjusting screw 4 completely upward.
– To lock the saw table 15, tighten the locking knob 20.
– Press locking switch9 and slowly guide the tool arm down-
ward by the handle 8.
– Guide the tool arm downward until the transport safety-
lock 37 can be pushed completely inward.
Preparing for Operation
Extending the Saw Table (see figure F)
Long workpiecesmust beunderlaid orsupportedattheir free
end.
The saw table can be extended left and right with the saw-ta-
ble extensions 13.
– Push clamping lever 16 upward.
– Pull out the saw-table extension 13 to the desired length.
– To lock the saw-table extension, push clamping lever 16
down again.
Moving the Fence (see figure G)
When sawing bevel angles, the adjustable fence 27 must be
pulled outward or removed completely.
Clamping the Workpiece (see figure H)
To ensure optimum working safety, the workpiece must al-
ways be firmly clamped.
Do not saw workpieces that are too small to clamp.
– Press the workpiece firmly against the fence 14.
– Insertthematerialclamp29 providedintooneoftheholes
35 intended for it.
– Adapt the threaded rod 48of the screw clamp to the work-
piece height.
Mitre/Bevel Angle
Vertical Horizontal
–2° – 47° ≤ 44°
(rightward)
– Loosen locking screw 28.
– Pull the adjustable fence 27
completely outward.
0° – 47° ≥ 45°
(rightward)
– Remove locking screw 28.
– Pull the adjustable fence 27
completely outward.
– Remove the adjustable fence
upward.
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– Firmly tighten the threaded rod 48, thus fastening the
workpiece.
Adjusting Mitre Angles
To ensure precise cuts, the basic adjustment of the machine
must be checked and adjusted as necessary after intensive
use (see “Checking and Adjusting the Basic Adjustment”,
page 30).
Adjusting Standard Mitre Angles (see figure I)
For quickand preciseadjustmentofcommonlyusedmitrean-
gles, detents 24 have been provided for on the saw table:
– Loosen the locking knob 20 in case it is tightened.
– Pull lever21 and rotate the saw table15 left or right to the
requested detent.
– Release the lever again. The lever must be felt to engage in
the detent.
Adjusting Any Mitre Angle (see figure J)
The mitre angle can be set in the range from 52° (left side) to
60° (right side).
– Loosen the locking knob 20 in case it is tightened.
– Pulllever21andatthesametimepushthelockingbracket
19 until itengages in the groove intendedforthis. The saw
table can be moved freely now.
– Turn the saw table 15 left or right by the locking knob until
the angle indicator23indicatesthe requestedmitre angle.
For mitre angles greater than 45°:
Pull the saw-table extension 13 completely outward (see
“Extending the Saw Table”, page 28).
– Tighten the locking knob 20 again.
– To loosen the lever 21 again (for adjusting standard mitre
angles), pull the lever upward.
The locking bracket 19 snaps back to its original position
and lever 21 can re-engage into the detents 24.
Adjusting Bevel Angles
Adjusting Standard Bevel Angles (see figure K)
For quick andprecise setting offrequently usedbevel angles,
stops have been provided for the 0°, 45°, 22.5° and 33.9°
angles.
– Loosen clamping lever 40.
– Adjust stops 30 or 43 as follows:
– Swing the tool arm with the handle 8 to the requested po-
sition.
– Tighten clamping lever 40 again.
Adjusting Any Bevel Angle
The bevel angle can be set in a range from –2° to +47°.
– Loosen clamping lever 40.
– Turn stop 30 completely to the rear and pull stop 43 com-
pletely to the front.
The complete tilting range is now available.
– Tiltthetoolarmbythehandle8untiltheangleindicator42
indicates the desired bevel angle.
– Hold the tool arm in this position and tighten clamping le-
ver 40 again.
Starting Operation
 Observecorrectmains voltage!Thevoltageofthepow-
er source must agree with the voltage specified on the
nameplate of the machine. Power tools marked with
230 V can also be operated with 220 V.
Switching On (see figure L)
– For starting operation, pull the On/Off switch 7 in the di-
rection of the handle 8.
Note: For safety reasons, the On/Off switch 7 cannot be
locked; it must remain pressed during the entire operation.
The tool arm can only be guided downward by pressing lock-
ing switch 9.
– For sawing, you must therefore press locking switch 9 in
addition to pressing the On/Off switch.
Switching Off
– To switch off the machine, release the On/Off switch 7.
When not using the power tool, switch it off in order to save
energy.
Working Advice
General Sawing Instructions
 For all cuts, it must first be ensured that the saw blade
at no time can come in contact with the fence, screw
clamps or other machine parts. Remove possibly
mounted auxiliary stops or adjust them accordingly.
Protect the saw blade against impact and shock. Do not sub-
ject the saw blade to lateral pressure.
Do not saw warped/bent workpieces. The workpiece must al-
ways have a straight edge to face against the fence.
Long workpiecesmust beunderlaid orsupportedattheir free
end.
Marking the Cutting Line (see figure M)
A laser beam indicates the cutting line of the saw blade. This
allows for exact positioning ofthe workpiece for sawing, with-
out having to open the retracting blade guard.
– For this, switch the laser beam on with the switch 39.
– Alignthecutting markonyourworkpiecewithreferenceto
the right-hand edge of the laser line.
Note: Before sawing, check if the cutting line is still indicated
correctly (see “Adjusting the Laser”, page 31). The laser
beam,as an example,canmisadjust due to vibrations after in-
tensive use.
Left Right
0°
45° 31.6° 22.5° 15° 15° 22.5° 31.6° 45° 60°
Mitre/Bevel
Angle Stop Adjustment
0° 43 Push the stop completely to
the rear
45° 30 Turn the stop completely to
the front
22.5° 30 Turn the stop to the centre
33.9° 30 Turn the stop completely to
the rear
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Position of the Operator (see figure N)
 Do not stand in a line with the saw blade in front of the
machine. Always stand aside of the saw blade. This pro-
tects your body against possible kickback.
– Keep hands, fingers and arms away from the rotating saw
blade.
– Do not cross your arms when operating the tool arm.
Permissible Workpiece Dimensions
Maximal workpiece sizes:
Minimal workpiece sizes (= all workpieces that can be
clamped left or right from thesaw blade withthesupplied ma-
terial clamp 29):100 x 40 mm (length x width)
Cutting depth, max. (0°/0°): 70 mm
Replacing Insert Plates (see figure O)
The red insert plates 18 can become worn after prolonged
use of the machine.
Replace defective insert plates.
– Bring the power tool into the working position.
– Unscrew the screws 49 with an Allen key (size 4 mm) and
remove the old insert plates.
– Insert the new right-hand insert plate.
– Screw the insert plate as far as possible to the right with
the screws 49 so that the saw blade does not come into
contact with the insert plate over the complete length of
the possible slide motion.
– Repeattheworkstepsinthesamemannerfortheleft-hand
insert plate.
Sawing
 Always tighten the locking knob 20 firmly before saw-
ing. Otherwise the saw blade can become wedged in the
workpiece.
Sawing without Slide Movement (Cutting Off)
(see figure P)
– For cuts without slide movement (small workpieces), loos-
en the locking screw 33 in case it is tightened. Slide the
tool arm to the stop in the direction of the fence 14 and
retighten the locking screw 33.
– Set the desired mitre angle.
– Firmly clamp the workpiece as appropriate for its dimen-
sions.
– Switch on the machine.
– Press locking switch9 and slowly guide the tool arm down-
ward by the handle 8.
– Saw through the workpiece applying uniform feed.
– Switch off the machine and wait until the saw blade has
come to a complete stop.
– Guide the tool arm slowly upward.
Sawing with Slide Movement
– Forcutsusingtheslidedevice1(wideworkpieces),loosen
the locking screw 33 in case it is tightened.
– Set the desired mitre angle.
– Firmly clamp the workpiece as appropriate for its dimen-
sions.
– Pullthetoolarmawayfromthefence14farenoughsothat
the saw blade is in front of the workpiece.
– Switch on the machine.
– Press locking switch9 and slowly guide the tool arm down-
ward by the handle 8.
– Press the tool arm in the direction of the fence 14 and saw
through the workpiece applying uniform feed.
– Switch off the machine and wait until the saw blade has
come to a complete stop.
– Guide the tool arm slowly upward.
Sawing Workpieces of the Same Length (see figure Q)
The material stop 36 (accessory) can be used for easily saw-
ing workpieces to the same length.
Thematerialstopcanbemounted oneither sideofthesawta-
ble extension 13.
– Loosen lock screw 50and swing the material stop 36over
clamping screw 51.
– Retighten lock screw 50.
– Adjust the saw table extension 13 to the desired length
(see “Extending the Saw Table”, page 28).
Adjusting theDepthStop(SawingGrooves)(see figure R)
The depth stop must be adjusted when a trench gap is to be
sawed.
– Swivel the depth stop 32 outward.
– Press lockinglever9and tiltthe toolarmto thedesiredpo-
sition.
– Turn adjusting screw 4, until the screw end touches depth
stop 32.
– Guide the tool arm slowly upward.
Special Workpieces
When sawing curved or round workpieces, these must be es-
pecially secured against slipping. At the cutting line, no gap
may exist between workpiece, fence and saw table.
Provide for special fixtures, if required.
Checking and Adjusting the Basic Adjustment
 Before any work on the machine itself, pull the mains
plug.
To ensure precise cuts, the basic adjustment of the machine
must be checked and adjusted as necessary after intensive
use.
A certain level of experience and appropriate specialty tools
are required for this.
A Bosch after-sales service station will handle this mainte-
nance task quickly and reliably.
Mitre/Bevel Angle Height x Width
[mm]
Horizontal Vertical
0° 0° 70 x 312
45° (leftward/rightward) 0° 70 x 225
0° 45° 45 x 312
45° (leftward) 45° 45 x 225
45° (rightward) 45° 45 x 225
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Adjusting the Laser
Note: To test the laser function, the machine must be con-
nected to power.
 While adjusting the laser (e. g. when moving the tool
arm), never actuate the On/Off switch. Accidental start-
ing of the power tool can lead to injuries.
– Bring the power tool into the working position.
– Turn the saw table 15 to the 0° detent 24. The lever 21
must be felt to engage in the detent.
– Switch the laser beam on with switch 39.
Checking: (see figure S1)
– Draw a straight cutting line on the workpiece.
– Press locking switch9 and slowly guide the tool arm down-
ward by the handle 8.
– Align the workpiece in such a manner that the teeth of the
saw blade are in alignment with the cutting line.
– Hold the workpiece in this position and slowly guide the
tool arm upward again.
– Clamp the workpiece.
The laser beam must be in alignment with the cutting line on
the workpiece over the complete length, also when the tool
arm is lowered.
Adjusting: (see figure S2)
– Screw the adjustment screw 52 in or out using a suitable
screwdriver until thelaser beam is parallel with the cutting
line on the workpiece over the complete length.
One rotation in anticlockwise direction moves the laser beam
from left to right; one rotation in clockwise direction moves
the laser beam from right to left.
Setting the Standard Bevel Angle 0° (Vertical)
– Bring the power tool into the working position.
– Turn the saw table 15 to the 0° detent 24. The lever 21
must be felt to engage in the detent.
Checking: (see figure T1)
– Adjust an angle gauge to 90° and position it on the saw ta-
ble 15.
Thelegoftheanglegaugemustbeflushwiththesawblade12
over the complete length.
Adjusting: (see figure T2)
– Loosen clamping lever 40.
– Push the stop 43 completely to the rear.
– Loosen the lock nut of the stop screw 53 using a commer-
cial box-end or open-end spanner (size 10 mm).
– Screw the stop screw in or out until the leg of the angle
gaugeisflush withthe sawblade over the complete length.
– Tighten clamping lever 40 again.
– Afterwards, retighten the lock nut of the stop screw 53
again.
In case the angle indicator 42 is not in a line with the 0° mark
of the scale 41 after the adjustment, loosen the screw 54 us-
ing a commercial Phillips screwdriver and align the angle indi-
cator along the 0° mark.
Setting the Standard Bevel Angle 45° (Vertical)
– Bring the power tool into the working position.
– Turn the saw table 15 to the 0° detent 24. The lever 21
must be felt to engage in the detent.
– Turn the stop 30 completely to the front.
– Loosen clamping lever 40 and tilt the tool arm by handle 8
leftward to the stop (45°).
Checking: (see figure U1)
– Adjust an angle gauge to 45° and position it on the saw ta-
ble 15.
Thelegoftheanglegaugemustbeflushwiththesawblade12
over the complete length.
Adjusting: (see figure U2)
– Loosen the lock nut of the stop screw 55 using a commer-
cial box-end or open-end spanner (size 10 mm).
– Screw the stop screw in or out until the leg of the angle
gaugeis flush withthe sawblade over the complete length.
– Tighten clamping lever 40 again.
– Afterwards, retighten the lock nut of the stop screw 55
again.
Incasetheangleindicator42isnotinalinewiththe45° mark
of the scale 41, firstly check the 0° setting for the bevel angle
and the angle indicator again. Then repeat the adjustment of
the 45° bevel angle.
Aligning the Angle Indicator (Horizontally) (see figure V)
– Bring the power tool into the working position.
– Turn the saw table 15 to the 0° detent 24. The lever 21
must be felt to engage in the detent.
Checking:
The angle indicator 23 must be in alignment with the 0° mark
of the scale 17.
Adjusting:
– Loosenscrew 56usingaPhillips screwdriver andalign the
angle indicator alongside the 0° mark.
– Retighten the screw again.
Transport (see figure X)
Before transporting the power tool, the following steps must
be carried out:
– Loosen the locking screw 33 if tightened. Pull the tool arm
completely to the front and tighten the locking screw
again.
– Make sure that the depth stop 32 is pushed completely in-
ward and that adjusting screw 4 fits through the recess
without touching the depth stop when moving the tool
arm.
– Bring the machine into the transport position.
– Remove all accessories that cannot be mounted firmly to
the power tool.
If possible, place unused saw blades in an enclosed con-
tainer for transport.
– Wind up the mains cable and tie it together with Velcro
strap 58.
– Carry the machine by the transport handle 3 or hold it by
the recessed handles 26 on the sides of the saw table.
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 The power tool should always be carried by two per-
sons in order to avoid back injuries.
 When transporting the power tool, use only the trans-
port devices and never use the protective devices.
Maintenance and Service
Maintenance and Cleaning
 Before any work on the machine itself, pull the mains
plug.
If the machine should fail despite the care taken in manufac-
turingandtestingprocedures,repairshouldbecarriedoutby
an after-sales service centre for Bosch power tools.
Inallcorrespondenceandsparepartsorder,pleasealwaysin-
clude the 10-digit article number given on the type plate of
the machine.
If the replacement of the supply cord is necessary, this has to
be done by Bosch or an authorized Bosch service agent in or-
der to avoid a safety hazard.
Cleaning
For safe and proper working, always keep the power tool and
its ventilation slots clean.
Theretractingbladeguardmustalwaysbeabletomovefreely
and retract automatically. Therefore, always keep the area
around the retracting blade guard clean.
Remove dust and chips after each working procedure by
blowing out with compressed air or with a brush.
Clean the roller 6 regularly.
To clean the laser unit, turn the laser lens cover 57 outward
and remove any dust using a brush. (see figure W)
Accessories
After-sales Service and Application Service
Our after-sales service responds to your questions concern-
ing maintenance and repair of your product as well as spare
parts. Exploded views and information on spare parts can al-
so be found under:
www.bosch-pt.com
Bosch’sapplicationserviceteam willgladlyanswerquestions
concerning our products and their accessories.
Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
Denham
Uxbridge
UB 9 5HJ
Tel. Service: (0844) 7360109
Fax: (0844) 7360146
E-Mail: boschservicecentre@bosch.com
Ireland
Origo Ltd.
Unit 23 Magna Drive
Magna Business Park
City West
Dublin 24
Tel. Service: (01) 4666700
Fax: (01) 4666888
Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands
Robert Bosch Australia Pty. Ltd.
Power Tools
Locked Bag 66
Clayton South VIC 3169
Customer Contact Center
Inside Australia:
Phone: (01300) 307044
Fax: (01300) 307045
Inside New Zealand:
Phone: (0800) 543353
Fax: (0800) 428570
Outside AU and NZ:
Phone: +61 3 95415555
www.bosch.com.au
Republic of South Africa
Customer service
Hotline: (011) 6519600
Gauteng – BSC Service Centre
35 Roper Street, New Centre
Johannesburg
Tel.: (011) 4939375
Fax: (011) 4930126
E-Mail: bsctools@icon.co.za
Article number
Material clamp 1 609 B04 224
Insert plates 1 609 B03 717
Dust bag 1 609 B00 840
Length stop
Lock screw of the material stop
1 609 B02 365
1 609 B00 263
Saw blades for wood and plate materials, panels and
strips/mouldings
Saw blade 216 x 30 mm, 48 teeth 2 608 640 641
Saw blades for plastic and non-ferrous metals
Saw blade 216 x 30 mm, 80 teeth 2 608 640 447
Saw blades for all types of laminate flooring
Saw blade 216 x 30 mm, 60 teeth 2 608 642 133
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KZN – BSC Service Centre
Unit E, Almar Centre
143 Crompton Street
Pinetown
Tel.: (031) 7012120
Fax: (031) 7012446
E-Mail: bsc.dur@za.bosch.com
Western Cape – BSC Service Centre
Democracy Way, Prosperity Park
Milnerton
Tel.: (021) 5512577
Fax: (021) 5513223
E-Mail: bsc@zsd.co.za
Bosch Headquarters
Midrand, Gauteng
Tel.: (011) 6519600
Fax: (011) 6519880
E-Mail: rbsa-hq.pts@za.bosch.com
Disposal
Themachine,accessoriesandpackagingshouldbesortedfor
environmental-friendly recycling.
Do not dispose of power tools into household waste!
Only for EC countries:
According the European Guideline
2002/96/EC for Waste Electrical and Elec-
tronic Equipment and its implementation
into national right, power tools that are no
longer usable must be collected separately
and disposed of in an environmentally cor-
rect manner.
Subject to change without notice.
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