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Triton ta235csl User Manual

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Circular Saw


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Model number:


Input voltage:

220V - 240V AC, 50/60Hz

Input current:


No load speed:



Blade diameter:


Blade bore diameter:


Blade teeth:

40 TCT

Blade kerf:

2.2 – 3.5 mm

Bevel adjustment:

0° to 45°

Positive bevel stops:

0°, 15°, 22.5°, 30° and 45°

Cutting capacity at 90°:


Cutting capacity at 45°:



Net weight:



Class 2

Wave length:


Output power:


Sound and vibration information

Sound pressure L




Sound power L




Uncertainty K: 


Weighted vibration a







Thank you for purchasing this Triton tool. This manual contains information necessary for safe and effective operation of this product.  

This product has unique features and, even if you are familiar with similar products, it is necessary to read this manual carefully to ensure 

you fully understand the instructions. Ensure all users of the tool read and fully understand this manual.


Description of Symbols  




Alternating current



No load speed



W, kW

Watt, kilowatt

/min or min


(revolutions or reciprocation) per minute

The sound intensity level for the operator may exceed 85dB(A) and sound 

protection measures are necessary.
As part of our ongoing product development, specifications of Triton 

products may alter without notice.

: Always wear ear protection where the sound level exceeds 85dB(A) 

and limit the time of exposure if necessary. If sound levels are uncomfortable, 
even with ear protection, stop using the tool immediately and check the ear 
protection is correctly fitted and provides the correct level of sound attenuation 
for the level of sound produced by your tool.


: User exposure to tool vibration can result in loss of sense of touch, 

numbness, tingling and reduced ability to grip. Long term exposure can lead to 
a chronic condition. If necessary, limit the length of time exposed to vibration 
and use anti-vibration gloves. Do not operate the tool with hands below a 
normal comfortable temperature, as vibration will have a greater effect. Use 
the figures provided in the specification relating to vibration to calculate the 
duration and frequency of operating the tool. 
Sound and vibration levels in the specification are determined according to 
EN60745 or similar international standards. The figures represent normal use 
for the tool in normal working conditions. A poorly maintained, incorrectly 
assembled, or misused tool, may produce increased levels of noise and 


 provides information on sound and vibration 

levels in the workplace that may be useful to domestic users who use tools for 
long periods of time.

Wear hearing protection 
Wear eye protection
Wear breathing protection
Wear head protection

Read instruction manual


Class II construction  
(double insulated for additional protection)

Toxic fumes or gases!


Be aware of kickback!

Always disconnect from the power supply when adjusting, 
changing accessories, cleaning, carrying out maintenance and 
when not in use!

Environmental Protection   

Waste electrical products should not be disposed of with 
household waste. Please recycle where facilities exist. Check 
with your local authority or retailer for recycling advice.

Technical Abbreviations Key



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General Safety

WARNING Read all safety warnings and all instructions. 

Failure to follow 

the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and or serious 

WARNING: This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including 

children) with reduced, physical or mental capabilities or lack of 

experience or knowledge unless they have been given supervision or 

instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for 

their safety.

 Children must be supervised to ensure that they do not play with 

the appliance.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference. 
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) 
power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.

1) Work area safety


Keep work area clean and well lit.

 Cluttered or dark areas invite  


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.

2) 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  


Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric  


Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces, 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. 

Water entering a  

  power tool will increase the risk of electric 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 or moving parts.

 Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of  

  electric shock.

When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable  

  for outdoor use.

 Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of  

  electric shock.

If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a  

  residual current device (RCD) protected supply.

 Use of an RCD reduces  

  the risk of electric shock.

3) Personal safety


Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when  

  operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired  

  or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.

 A moment of  

  inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal  

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  

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  

  energising power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.

Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool  


 A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may  

  result in personal injury.

Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. 


  enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.

Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair,  

  clothing and gloves away from moving parts. 

Loose clothes, jewellery or  

  long hair can be caught in moving parts.

If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and  

  collection facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used.  


Use of dust collection can reduce dust-related hazards.

4) Power tool use and care


Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your  


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. 


  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 binding of moving  

  parts, breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the  

  power tool’s operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired  

  before use.

 Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.


Keep cutting tools sharp and clean.

 Properly maintained cutting tools  

  with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.

Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in accordance 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.


 When used in Australia or New Zealand, it is recommended that this 

tool is ALWAYS supplied via Residual Current Device (RCD) with a rated residual 
current of 30mA or less.

5) Service

a)  Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only  
  identical replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power  
  tool is maintained.

Circular Saw Safety

Cutting procedures


 DANGER: Keep hands away from cutting area and the blade. Keep 

your second hand on auxiliary handle, or motor housing. 

If both hands 

are holding the saw, they cannot be cut by the blade.

b)  Do not reach underneath the workpiece. 

The guard cannot protect you 

from the blade below the workpiece.

c)  Adjust the cutting depth to the thickness of the workpiece. 

Less than a 

full tooth of the blade teeth should be visible below the workpiece.

d)  Never hold piece being cut in your hands or across your leg. Secure 

the workpiece to a stable platform. 

It is important to support the work 

properly to minimise body exposure, blade binding, or loss of control.

e)  Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces only, when 

performing an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden 

wiring or its own cord. 

Contact with a “live” wire will also make exposed 

metal parts of the power tool “live” and could give the operator an electric 


f)  When ripping, always use a rip fence or straight edge guide. 


improves the accuracy of cut and reduces the chance of blade binding.

g)  Always use blades with correct size and shape (diamond versus 

round) of arbour holes. 

Blades that do not match the mounting hardware 

of the saw will run eccentrically, causing loss of control.

h)  Never use damaged or incorrect blade washers or bolts.

 The blade 

washers and bolt were specially designed for your saw, for optimum 

performance and safety of operation.

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Further safety instructions for all 


Kickback causes and related warnings

–  kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, bound or misaligned saw blade,  
  causing an uncontrolled saw to lift up and out of the workpiece toward the  
–  when the blade is pinched or bound tightly by the kerf closing down, the  
  blade stalls and the motor reaction drives the unit rapidly back toward the  
–  if the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in the cut, the teeth at the back  
  edge of the blade can dig into the top surface of the wood causing the blade  
  to climb out of the kerf and jump back toward the operator.

Kickback is the result of saw misuse and/or incorrect operating 

procedures or conditions and can be avoided by taking proper 

precautions as given below.
a)  Maintain a firm grip with both hands on the saw and position your 

arms to resist kickback forces. Position your body to either side of the 

blade, but not in line with the blade. 

Kickback could cause the saw to 

jump backwards, but kickback forces can be controlled by the operator if 

proper precautions are taken.

b)  When blade is binding, or when interrupting a cut for any reason, 

release the trigger and hold the saw motionless in the material until 

the blade comes to a complete stop. Never attempt to remove the 

saw from the work or pull the saw backward while the blade is in 

motion or kickback may occur. 

Investigate and take corrective actions to 

eliminate the cause of blade binding.

c)  When restarting a saw in the workpiece, centre the saw blade in the 

kerf and check that saw teeth are not engaged into the material. 


saw blade is binding, it may walk up or kickback from the workpiece as the 

saw is restarted.

d)  Support large panels to minimise the risk of blade pinching and 

kickback. Large panels tend to sag under their own weight. 


must be placed under the panel on both sides, near the line of cut and near 

the edge of the panel.

e)  Do not use dull or damaged blades. 

Unsharpened or improperly set 

blades produce narrow kerf causing excessive friction, blade binding and 


f)  Blade depth and bevel adjusting locking levers must be tight and 

secure before making cut. 

If blade adjustment shifts while cutting, it may 

cause binding and kickback.

g)  Use extra caution when sawing into existing walls or other blind 


The protruding blade may cut objects that can cause kickback.

Lower guard function

a)  Check lower guard for proper closing before each use. Do not operate 

the saw if lower guard does not move freely and close instantly. 

Never clamp or tie the lower guard into the open position. 

If saw is 

accidentally dropped, lower guard may be bent. Raise the lower guard with 

the retracting handle and make sure it moves freely and does not touch the 

blade or any other part, in all angles and depths of cut.

b)  Check the operation of the lower guard spring. If the guard and 

the spring are not operating properly, they must be serviced before 


Lower guard may operate sluggishly due to damaged parts, gummy 

deposits, or a build-up of debris.

c)  Lower guard may be retracted manually only for special cuts such as 

“plunge cuts” and “compound cuts”. Raise lower guard by retracting 

handle and as soon as blade enters the material, the lower guard 

must be released.

 For all other sawing, the lower guard should operate 


d)  Always observe that the lower guard is covering the blade before 

placing saw down on bench or floor. 

An unprotected, coasting blade will 

cause the saw to walk backwards, cutting whatever is in its path. Be aware 

of the time it takes for the blade to stop after switch is released.

Additional circular saw safety



 Before connecting a tool to a power source (mains switch 

power point receptacle, outlet, etc.) be sure that the voltage supply is the 

same as that specified on the nameplate of the tool. 

A power source with a 

voltage greater than that specified for the tool can result in serious injury to the 

user, and damage to the tool. If in doubt, do not plug in the tool. Using a power 

source with a voltage less than the nameplate rating is harmful to the motor.

a)  Do not allow anyone under the age of 18 years to operate this saw
b)  When operating the saw, use safety equipment including safety goggles or 

shield, ear protection, dust mask and protective clothing including safety 

c)  Hand-held power tools may produce vibration. Vibration can cause disease. 

Gloves may help to maintain blood circulation in the fingers. Hand-held 
tools should not be used for long periods without a break

d)  Whenever possible, use a vacuum dust extraction system to control dust/


e)  Do not attempt to cut material thicker than detailed in the Specifications 

section of this manual

f)  Adjust the cutting depth to the thickness of the workpiece i.e. less than a 

full tooth of the blade should be visible below the workpiece

g)  Ensure work is correctly supported. Large panels may sag under their own 

weight and bind the saw blade. Supports must be placed under the panel 
on both sides, close to the line of cut and near the edge of the panel

h)  Ensure all supports and power cables are completely clear of the cutting 


i)  Always secure the workpiece to a stable platform, ensuring body exposure 

is minimised, avoiding blade binding, or loss of control

j)  Always stand at an angle to the tool when operating 
k)  Be aware that the blade will project from the underside of the workpiece
l)  Do not reach beneath the workpiece where the guard cannot protect you 

from the blade

m)  Note the direction of rotation of the motor and the blade
n)  Inspect the workpiece and remove all nails and other embedded objects 

prior to starting work

o)  Do not apply any sideways or twisting force to the blade whilst cutting
p)  If a cut does not extend to the edge of the workpiece, or if the blade binds 

in the cut, allow the blade to come to a complete stop and lift the saw out 
of the workpiece

q)  Do not attempt to free a jammed blade before first disconnecting the 

machine from power

r)  Do not move the saw backwards at any time whilst cutting
s)  Beware of projected waste. In some situations, waste material may be 

projected at speed from the cutting tool. It is the user’s responsibility to 
ensure other people in the work area are protected from the possibility of 
projected waste

t)  If you are interrupted when operating the saw, complete the process and 

switch off before diverting your attention

u)  Check the lower guard for proper closure before each use. Do not operate 

the saw if the lower guard does not move freely and close instantly. 
Never clamp or tie the lower guard into the open position. If the saw is 
accidentally dropped, the lower guard may be bent. Raise the lower guard 
with the retracting handle and make sure it moves freely and does not 
touch the blade or any other part, in all angles and depths of cut

v)  Always observe that the lower guard is covering the blade before resting 

the saw on a surface after use. An unprotected, coasting blade will cause 
the saw to move backwards, cutting whatever is in its path. Be aware of 
the time it takes for the blade to stop after the trigger switch is released

w)  Periodically check that all nuts, bolts and other fixings have not become 

loose, and tighten where necessary

The tool must be used only for its prescribed purpose.


Any use other 

than those mentioned in this manual will be considered a case of misuse. 

The user, and not the manufacturer, shall be liable for any damage or injury 

resulting from such cases of misuse.The manufacturer shall not be liable for 

any modifications made to the tool nor for any damage resulting from such 

modifications. Even when the tool is used as prescribed it is not possible to 

eliminate all residual risk factors.

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Laser Safety

The laser used in this device is a Class 2 laser with maximum power of ≤1mW 
and a wavelength of 650nm. 
These lasers do not normally present an optical hazard, although staring at the 
beam may cause flash blindness. 


 Avoid direct eye contact. 

A hazard may exist if you deliberately stare into the beam, please observe all 
safety rules as follows:
• The laser shall be used and maintained in accordance with the manufac 
  turer’s instructions
• Do not switch on the laser light until the tool is ready to cut
• Never aim the beam at any person, and particularly not into the eyes of any  
  person or animal, or any object other than the workpiece
• Always ensure the laser beam is aimed at a sturdy workpiece without  
  reflective surfaces. i.e. wood or rough-coated surfaces are acceptable.  
  Reflective sheet steel or similar is not suitable for laser use as the reflective  
  surface could direct the beam back at the operator
• Do not change the laser light assembly. Repairs must only be carried out by 
   the laser manufacturer or an authorised agent. DO NOT exchange with a  
  different type of laser
CAUTION: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other 
than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. 
Please refer to the relevant EN standards, EN60825-1:2007 for more 
information on Lasers.

Product Familiarisation



Laser Sight Switch 

2. Dust Port 
3. Laser Sight Assembly 
4. Bevel Lock Knob (rear) 
5. Short Blade Guard Lever (fitted) 
6. Base Plate 
7. 40 Tooth TCT Blade 
8. Lower Blade Guard 
9. Power-On Neon Light 
10. Front Handle 
11. Upper Guard 
12. Bevel Detent Latch 
13. Bevel Lock Knob (front) 
14. Bevel Scale 
15. Bevel Micro Adjustable Lever 
16. 90° and 45° Blade Sight Notch 
17. Rip Fence 
18. Rip Fence Locking Knob 
19. Spindle Lock Button 
20. 6mm Hex Key 
21. Long Blade Guard Lever 
22. Main Handle 
23. Rack & Pinion Adjustment Knob 
24. Depth Adjustment Locking Lever 
25. Depth of Cut Scale 
26. Lock-Off Button 
27. Micro Depth Adjustment Knob 
28. Trigger Switch

Intended Use

Hand-held corded electric circular saw for cross, rip and bevel cutting of hard 
and softwood timber and sheet material. This machine may also be used as a 
table saw, mounted in the Triton Saw Table, the Triton Workcentre or a suitable 
third-party stand.


 This circular saw is only suited for cutting wood, MDF, chipboard 

and similar materials; it is NOT suitable for cutting metal or wood with 
embedded nails. 

Unpacking Your Tool

Carefully unpack and inspect your tool. Familiarise yourself with all its features 
and functions. 
Ensure that all parts of the tool are present and in good condition. If any parts 
are missing or damaged, have such parts replaced before attempting to use 
this tool. 

Before Use



 Ensure that the tool is switched off and disconnected from the 

power supply before making any adjustments or installing or removing blades. 

Adjusting the cutting depth

1.   Loosen the Depth Adjustment Locking Lever (24) and lift the back of the 

saw away from the baseplate until the approximate depth is achieved 
(Image A). Push down on the lever to lock the saw in position 

2.  For fine depth adjustments, lock the saw at the approximate depth and 

then turn the Micro Depth Adjustment Knob for the exact depth. Turn the 
Micro Depth Adjustment Knob in a clockwise direction to decrease the 
depth of cut, turn in an anti-clockwise direction to increase the depth of 
cut. The adjustment range is 6mm, if insufficient, reset the main depth 
adjustment, and fine tune again. The micro-adjustment knob must be set to 
full depth to achieve the 82mm maximum depth of cut 

3.   The circular saw also features a rack & pinion depth adjustment feature. 

The rack & pinion depth adjustment is most useful when the saw is 
mounted below a Triton Workcentre 

4.   To adjust the depth using the rack & pinion feature loosen the Depth 

Adjustment Locking Lever (24) and then turn the Rack & Pinion Adjustment 
Knob (23), to adjust the cutting height. Turn the knob in an anti-clockwise 
direction to increase the cutting depth, turn in a clockwise direction to 
decrease the cutting depth. Tighten the Depth Adjustment Locking Lever to 
lock the saw in position 

Adjusting the depth locking lever tension 

If the Depth Adjustment Locking Lever (24) is not providing enough tension 
adjust as follows: 
1.   Loosen and remove the two Phillips head screws that secure the Rack & 

Pinion Adjustment Knob (23). Remove the adjustment knob; this will reveal 
the locking lever tension nut (Image B)

2.   Using a 10mm wrench tighten the tension nut in a clockwise direction to 

increase the tension of the Depth Adjustment Locking Lever (24) 

3.   Once the locking lever is providing sufficient tension replace the 

adjustment knob and secure using the two Phillips head screws 

4.   Check the operation of the locking lever before operating the saw

Adjusting the bevel angle

1.  Bevel angles can be set anywhere within the range 0° to 47°. Pre-set 

stops are available at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 30° and 45° for quick, accurate bevel 

2.  Loosen the Front and Rear Bevel Lock Knobs (13 and 4) and depress the 

Bevel Detent Latch (12). Pivot the saw to the angle you require then release 
the Bevel Detent Latch. A small movement of the saw motor will allow the 
latch to pop up into the detent position. Tighten both Bevel Lock Knobs

3.  For selecting other angles, leave the Bevel Detent Latch disengaged by 

pushing it down and back towards the motor, where it has a ‘lock-out’ 
position. Firmly tighten both knobs at the required angle

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Fine tuning bevel angle and stops

1.   You can fine-tune the calibration scale and the bevel detent positions by 


2.   Make sure the saw is set at 0˚ and the Bevel Detent Latch is engaged
3.   Loosen the rear Bevel Lock Knob (4), also loosen the Nyloc nut on the Bevel 

Micro Adjustment Lever (15) using a 10mm spanner (Image C)

4.   Adjust the trimmer to the left or right until the blade is square to the 

baseplate or to the Triton table (Image D)

5.   Tighten the rear Bevel Lock Knob and Nyloc nut after any adjustments
Note: For full trim range adjustment ensure the blade depth is set 2–3mm 
(3/32”–1/8”) below maximum, for motor clearance. Full depth can be re-set 
once the adjustment has been made. 

Blade guard lever

For plunge or pocket cuts, use the Long Blade Guard Lever (21). To change the 
lever follow the below instructions: 
1.   Loosen and remove the Phillips head screw holding the Short Blade Guard 

Lever (5). Also remove the blade guard lever 

2.   Fit the Long Blade Guard Lever (21) into the same position 
3.   Replace the Phillips head screw and tighten to secure the Long Blade 

Guard Lever in position (Image E) 

4.   The Long Blade Guard Lever can now be used to provide better control of 

the lower guard when performing pocket cuts (Image F) 

Rip fence adjustment

1.   The Rip Fence (17) can be used on the left or the right of the blade (Image 

G). Using the Rip Fence provides accurate cuts without the need to work 
free-hand following pencil lines

2.   Locate the Rip Fence into the mounting slots at the front of the Base Plate 

(6) and tighten the Locking Knob (18) to lock it at the required cut width. 
For greater width setting, the thumb screw can be repositioned to the inner 
or outer clamp location 

Sighting notches

1.   Two sets of sighting notches at the front of the base plate provide guidance 

when performing free-hand cuts following a pencil line 

2.   When viewed from the front of the saw use the left hand side notch for 

90° cuts and the right hand sight notch for 45° cuts (Image H). Sight along 
either edge of the notch, depending on which side of the line you wish to 

3.   Use the second set of notches, closer to the saw blade, to confirm the 

alignment of your saw during the cut

Using the laser system

• Do not look directly at the laser beam 
• Never aim the beam at any person or an object other than the workpiece
• Ensure that the beam is not directed towards others in the work area
• Ensure the laser beam is aimed at a sturdy workpiece without reflective  
  surfaces ie; wood or rough coated surfaces are acceptable. Bright shiny  
  reflective material is not suitable for laser use as the reflective surface could  
  direct the beam back at the operator 
• Only turn on the laser beam when the tool is on the workpiece 
1. 1Mark the line of the cut on the workpiece
2. Adjust the depth of cut and bevel angle as required 
3. Rest the front edge of the base on the workpiece 
4. Switch on the laser beam by pressing the Laser Sight Switch (1) 
5. Line up the laser line with the pencil line on the workpiece 
6. Start the motor by squeezing the Trigger Switch (28) 
7. Make your cut ensuring that the laser line is kept in line with the pencil line 
8. Switch off the laser beam by pressing the Laser Sight Switch

Saw bench guide

•   Check that the saw bench is equipped with appropriate blade guarding and 

ensure that it is properly adjusted and functioning correctly before 

•   Ensure the saw is mounted securely to the bench. Refer to the  

manufacturer’s instruction manual for mounting instructions 

•   Prior to starting work, manually run the saw along the table to ensure it 

runs smoothly and is clear of obstructions 

•   Check that your saw bench is fitted with an anti-kickback device 
•   Make sure a suitable safety on/off switch is fitted to the saw bench. The 

saw switch may then be locked on using a spring clamp, cable tie or 
similar and  then plugged into the safety socket on the saw bench. This 
clamp MUST be taken off when the saw is removed from the saw bench 

•   Using all safety equipment make a test cut in an offcut piece of material 

making sure all guarding is set up correctly before continuing with your 
bench sawing (Image I)



ALWAYS wear eye protection, adequate respiratory and hearing 

protection, as well as suitable gloves, when working with this tool.

Switching on and off

1.  Connect the plug to the power supply.
2.  To switch on the saw, press down the Lock-Off Button (26) and whilst 

holding down the Lock-Off Button press down the Trigger Switch (28) 

3.   When you release the trigger, the saw turns off and the Lock-Off Button 

re-engages. It will be necessary to press down the Lock-Off Button again 
to turn the saw on 

4.   Allow the blade to come to a complete standstill before setting the saw 



1.   Rest the front of the base plate on the workpiece with your pencil mark 

aligned with the correct sighting notch. Ensure the blade is not touching 
the workpiece 

2.   Turn on the Laser Sight Switch (1) and align the laser line with the pencil 


3.   Hold the saw firmly with both hands, depress the Lock-Off Button (26) and 

press the Trigger Switch (28). When the saw motor reaches full speed, 
guide the saw smoothly along the cut line  

4.  Maintain a consistent feed rate - too fast may put excessive strain on 

the motor, while too slow may burnish your workpiece. Avoid any sudden 
movements of the saw 

5.   When cutting veneered board or wood less than 20mm thick, set the blade 

to protrude 5-10mm through the work. This will reduce splintering. When 
cutting thicker wood, set the blade to maximum depth to reduce kickback

6.   For safety, use the parallel cutting guide or a clamped-on batten. If free-

hand cutting is unavoidable always mark out a straight cutting line as a 

7.   Make sure the workpiece cannot move during the cut, using clamps 

wherever possible. Never perform any cuts on a workpiece held in the 

8.   Large panels and long workpieces must be well supported close to 

both sides of the cut to avoid pinching and kickback. Ensure the saw is 
positioned with the wider part of the baseplate resting on the larger piece, 
or on the piece with the best support 

9.   Prevent kickback by ensuring that you move the saw in a straight line. 

Ensure that your blade is in good condition and that the cut does not close 
in on the blade. (If necessary, use a small wedge or 3mm spacer in the 
cut to prevent it closing in on the blade). Release the trigger if the saw 
gives any sign of stalling but do not remove the saw until the blade stops 

10. Avoid cutting any nails, screws etc. by inspecting your workpieces and 

removing any fasteners prior to cutting 

11. If any unusual noise or odour occurs during operation stop the saw 

immediately and contact an authorised Triton Saw Repair Centre 

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12. Do not operate the saw upside down unless securely mounted and guarded 

in a reputable brand saw bench (eg. a Triton Workcentre or Triton Compact 
Saw Table)


A range of accessories are available for this power tool from your Triton dealer 
including saw blades. Spare parts are available from your Triton dealer or 



 Ensure that the tool is switched off and the plug is removed 

from the power point before making any adjustments or maintenance 
• Inspect the supply cord of the tool, prior to each use, for damage or wear.  
  This advice also applies to extension cords used with this tool
• If the replacement of the supply cord is necessary, this has to be done by the  
  manufacturer or his agent in order to avoid a safety hazard.
• Regularly check that all the fixing screws are tight. They may vibrate loose  
  over time
• Regularly check that the saw arbors and arbor washer are clean, and free of 
  built-up gum  deposits or caked-on sawdust. Check that the faces of the  
  arbor washers are smooth and free from burrs. Check that the blade  
  retaining bolt is correctly tightened 
• Check the operation of the spring-loaded lower guard. It must close quickly  
  and without scraping anywhere. Remove the blade and clean accumulated  
  sawdust or wood slivers from  the guard area
• Occasionally check the tension of the micro-adjustment knob, and if  
  necessary tighten or loosen the Nyloc nut 
• The saw ventilation slots should be kept clean and clear of any foreign  
  matter. Use a lightly dampened cloth to wipe the saw clean - do not use  

Replacing the saw blade


 Ensure that the tool is switched off and disconnected from the 

power supply before making any adjustments or installing or removing blades. 
• Only use 235mm (9¼”) blades, with a kerf between 2.2 and 3.5mm,  
  designed for circular saws with a no-load speed rating of at least 5000rpm.  
  Never fit high speed steel blades or abrasive discs. Fitting of other purpose  
  or different sized blades could void the warranty 
• Do not fit inferior blades. Regularly check the blade is flat, sharp and free of  
  cracks or defects 
1.   Ensure the saw is disconnected from power 
2.   Hold in the Spindle Lock Button (19) and use the 6mm Hex Key (20) 

supplied to remove the arbor bolt (Image J) - turn in the direction of the 
blade rotation. The shaft will turn slightly before locking, allowing the bolt 
and outer arbor washer to be removed 

3.   Holding the Lower Blade Guard (8) fully back, carefully lift the worn blade 

off the inner washer on the shaft and slide the blade through the baseplate 
(Image K) 

4.   Now, keeping the Lower Blade Guard fully retracted, carefully slide the new 

blade through the baseplate and position it onto the inner washer on the 
shaft. The graphics should face out and the arrow on the blade should point 
in the same direction as the arrow on the guard 

5.   Refit the outer arbor washer and, while depressing the Spindle Lock Button, 

tighten the arbor bolt firmly into position – turn against the direction of 
blade rotation

6.   Ensure the blade sits flush between the inner and outer washers, then 

tighten firmly with the Hex Key

Blade maintenance

•   Regularly check that the blade is free from a build-up of gum resins or 

sawdust. If necessary, clean with a solvent such as mineral turpentine 

•   Regularly check the saw blade for flatness. Use of the saw with a buckled  

blade places excessive load on the motor and gearbox assembly, and may  
affect your warranty rights

•   The tungsten carbide teeth should be checked regularly for sharpness 

and tooth breakages, and repaired or re-sharpened as required. Note that 
when re-sharpening, the bevel angles on the front of the teeth should be 
retained. The tungsten carbide teeth should be checked regularly for sharp-
ness and tooth breakages, and repaired or re-sharpened as required.  
Contact the manufacturer 


1.   Keep the tool’s air vents unclogged and clean at all times 
2.   Remove dust and dirt regularly with a cloth or soft brush 
3.   Never use caustic agents to clean plastic parts. A damp cloth is 

recommended. Water must never come into contact with the saw 

4.   Re-lubricate all moving parts at regular intervals 

Brush replacement

•   The carbon brushes are a consumable item which should be inspected 

periodically and replaced when worn 

•   With the saw disconnected from power, unscrew the brush caps located 

near the end of the motor (Image L). Remove the brushes by pulling care-
fully on the protruding springs (Image M) 

•   If either brush is worn to less than 6mm long, both brushes must be  

replaced using genuine Triton replacement brushes - available from  
Authorised Triton Saw Repair Centres 

•   Triton Precision Power Tools will not be responsible for any damage or 

injury caused by mishandling or unauthorised repair of this tool 

Power lead maintenance

If the power lead needs replacing, the task must be carried out by the 
manufacturer, the manufacturer’s agent, or an authorised service centre in 
order to avoid a safety hazard


• Store this tool carefully in a secure, dry place out of the reach of children


Always adhere to national regulations when disposing of power tools that are 
no longer functional and are not viable for repair.
• Do not dispose of power tools, or other waste electrical and electronic  
  equipment (WEEE), with household waste
• Contact your local waste disposal authority for information on the correct   
  way to dispose of power tools

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Possible cause


Saw will not operate

Power lead not plugged in 

Ensure that the power lead is connected to the 
power supply

Power fault, fuse or circuit breaker tripped

Check the power supply 

Brushes worn or sticking 

Disconnect power, open brush caps and ensure 
brushes move freely in the holders. Check whether 
brushes require replacing as outlined in the 
maintenance section. 

Lead damaged 

Use authorised service centre** to repair or 
replace the lead

Faulty switch 

Use authorised service centre** to repair or 
replace the switch 

Faulty motor 

Use authorised service centre** to repair or 
replace the motor 

Poor performance 

Extension lead too long or undersized

Use extension lead heavy enough to carry the 

Blunt or damaged blade 

Re-sharpen or replace blade 

Motor is overloaded

Reduce pushing force on saw. Ensure the cut isn’t 
closing and pinching the blade. 

Tool is overheating

Turn off the tool and let it cool down to room 
temperature. Inspect and clean the ventilation 

Vibration or abnormal noise

Accessory not secured 

Ensure that the saw blade is fully tightened in the 
arbor washers 

Moving parts excessively worn 

Use authorised service centre** to repair or 

Mechanical obstruction 

Use authorised service centre** to repair or 

Armature has shorted sections 

Use authorised service centre** to repair or 

Motor runs but blade won’t spin 

Blade retaining nut is loose 

Tighten blade retaining nut, ensure the arbor 
washers are correctly fitted 

Broken gear shaft or teeth

Use authorised service centre** to repair or 

Saw depth adjustment not holding 

Depth Adjustment Locking Lever requires 

Reposition the Depth Adjustment Locking Lever 
as described in 'Adjusting the depth locking lever 

Heavy sparking occurs inside motor housing 

Brushes not moving freely 

Disconnect power, remove brushes, clean or 

Armature short circuited or open circuited 

Use authorised service centre** to repair or 

Commutator surface not clean 

Use authorised service centre** to repair or 

Retractable guard will not close, or is slow to close 

Return spring detached or broken 

Re-attach or replace spring (use only genuine 
Triton replacement parts) 

Guard is bent 

Straighten it or contact authorised service centre** 
to repair or replace 

Mechanism fouled by sawdust 

Clean and lightly lubricate fouled mechanism 


If a problem cannot be resolved using the above advice do not tamper with the saw - visit www.tritontools.com to find your nearest Triton office for assistance. 
** Visit www.tritontools.com to find your nearest authorised service centre.

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Your details will be included on our mailing list (unless indicated other-
wise) for information on future releases. Details provided will not be made 
available to any third party.

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Triton Precision Power Tools guarantees to the purchaser of this product 
that if any part proves to be defective due to faulty materials or workman-
ship within 3 YEARS  from the date of original purchase,  
Triton will repair, or at its discretion replace, the faulty part free of 
This guarantee does not apply to commercial use nor does it extend to 
normal wear and tear or damage as a result of accident, abuse or misuse.
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Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian 
Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and 
for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also 
entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable 
quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
This product is covered by a 36 month warranty.
This warranty will not apply:
(i)   where this product has been subjected to misuse, abuse, accident or want of  
(ii)   where this product has been used for a purpose for which it was not designed or  

is not suited;

(iii)  where the service of this product has been undertaken by a non-authorised  

person or company or if non-approved parts have been used;

(iv)  where this product has been used for industrial purposes.
Should service become necessary during the warranty period, the purchaser should 
contact an Authorised Service Centre or White International. In order to obtain 
warranty service, the purchaser must present the store receipt showing the name of 
the retailer and the date of purchase.

The period of the warranty begins from the original date of purchase, notwithstanding 
any subsequent repair or parts replacement.
Purchaser shall be responsible for all transport charges to and from the Authorised 
Service Centre.
Damage in transit is not covered by this warranty. The purchaser should remove from 
the product any liquids (if applicable) before sending the tool for service or repair. The 
tool should be packed securely to prevent damage.

Warranty exclusions 

Wear parts or service related parts required when performing normal and regular 
maintenance of this product are not covered by warranty unless it is found to be 
defective by an Authorised Service Centre. These include, but are not limited to: Blades
Distributed in Australia by White International.
PO Box 304 Milperra LPO, NSW Australia, 2214
Ph:1800 251 338
The White International Policy is one of continuous improvement and the company 
reserves the right to alter designs, colours and specifications without notice

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