Einhell Metal Cutting-off Machine TC-MC 355 Instruction Manual

Original operating instructionsMetal cutting-off machineTC-MC 355

Danger! – Read the operating instructions to reduce the risk of inquiry
Caution! Wear ear-muff s. The impact of noise can cause damage to hearing.
Caution! Wear a breathing mask. Dust that is injurious to health can be generated when working on wood and other materials. Never use the device to work on any materials containing asbestos!
Caution! Wear safety goggles. Sparks generated during working or splinters, chips, and dust emitted by the device can cause loss of sight.


When using the equipment, a few safety precautions must be observed to avoid injuries and damage. Please read the complete operating instructions and safety regulations with due care. Keep this manual in a  safe place, so that the information is available at all times. If you give the equipment to any other person, hand over these operating instructions and safety regulations as well. We cannot accept any liability for damage or accidents that arise due to a failure to follow these instructions and the safety instructions.

Safety regulations

The corresponding safety information can be found in the enclosed booklet.Caution!Read all safety regulations and instructions.Any errors made in following the safety regulations and instructions may result in an electric shock, fire, and/or serious injury.Keep all safety regulations and instructions in a safe place for future use.

Layout and items supplied

Layout (Fig. 1/2)

1 Saw head2 Handle3 Adjustable guard for the cutting-off wheel4 Adjustable clamping face5 Spindle6 Hand crank7 Stationary clamping face8 Carry handle9 Shaft lock10 On/Off switch11 Cutting-off wheel12 Table 13 Interlock14 Legs15 Vise16 Lock bolt17 Lock bolt18 Wrench holder19 Spark deflector20 Universal key21 Stop screw22 Locknut23 Shaft screw24 Outer flange

Items suppliedPlease check that the article is complete as specifi ed in the scope of delivery. If parts are missing, please contact our service center or the sales outlet where you made your purchase at the latest within 5 working days after purchasing the product and upon presentation of a valid bill of purchase. Also, refer to the warranty table in the service information at the end of the operating instructions.

  • Open the packaging and take out the equipment with care.
  • Remove the packaging material and any packaging and/or transportation braces (if available).
  • Check to see if all items are supplied.
  • Inspect the equipment and accessories for transport damage.
  • If possible, please keep the packaging until the end of the guarantee period.

Important!The equipment and packaging material are not toys. Do not let children play with plastic bags, foils or small parts. There is a danger of swallowing or suffcoating!

  • Metal cutting-off machine
  • Cutting-off wheel for steel
  • Universal key
  • Original operating instructions
  • Safety information

Proper use

The metal cutting-off machine is designed for cutting metal commensurate with the machine‘s size.The equipment is to be used only for its prescribed purpose. Any other use is deemed to be a case of misuse. The user/operator and not the manufacturer will be liable for any damage or injuries of any kind caused as a result of this.Please note that our equipment has not been designed for use in commercial, trade, or industrial applications. Our warranty will be voided if the machine is used in commercial, trade, or industrial businesses or for equivalent purposes.The machine is to be operated only with suitable cutting wheels. It is prohibited to use any kind of saw blade made of HSS, HM, CV, etc. To use the equipment properly you must also observe the safety information, the assembly instructions, and the operating instructions to be found in these operating instructions.All persons who use and service the equipment have to be acquainted with these operating instructions and must be informed about the equipment‘s potential hazards. It is also imperative to observe the accident prevention regulations in force in your area. The same applies to the general rules of health and safety at work.The manufacturer will not be liable for any changes made to the equipment nor for any damage resulting from such changes.Even when the equipment is used as prescribed it is still impossible to eliminate certain residual risk factors. The following hazards may arise in connection with the equipment‘s construction and design:

  • Contact with the cutting-off wheel in the uncovered cutting zone.
  • Reaching into the cutting-off wheel while it is running (injuries through cutting).
  • Kick-back of workpieces and parts of workpieces.
  • Broken cutting-off wheels.
  • Catapulting of damaged or cutting-off wheels.
  • Damage to hearing if essential ear-muffs are not used.

Technical data

AC motor …………………………….220-240V ~ 50HzPower P ………………………………………….. 2300 WIdle speed n0 …………………………………4000 min-¹Cutting-off wheel ……… Ø 355 x Ø 25,4 x 3,2 mmBase area ………………………………..460 x 260 mmSwiveling range ……………………………… -15° – 45°Max. vise clamping range ………………….. 230 mmSaw width at 90° ………….. Ø 100 / 100 x 100 mmSaw width at 45° ……………….. Ø 90 / 90 x 90 mmWeight ………………………………………………16.7 kg

Sound and vibrationSound and vibration values were measured in accordance with EN 62841.

LpA sound pressure level …………………… 92 dB(A)KpA uncertainty ……………………………………… 3 dBLWA sound power level …………………… 105 dB(A)KWA uncertainty ……………………………………… 3 dB

Important!The vibration value changes according to the area of application of the electric equipment and may exceed the specifi ed value in exceptional circumstances.Keep the noise emissions and vibrations to a minimum.

  • Only use appliances that are in perfect working order.
  • Service and clean the appliance regularly.
  • Adapt your working style to suit the appliance.
  • Do not overload the appliance.
  • Has the appliance been serviced whenever necessary?
  • Switch the appliance off when it is not in use.
  • Wear protective gloves.

Before starting the equipment

Before you connect the equipment to the mains supply make sure that the data on the rating plate is identical to the mains data.Always pull the power plug before making adjustments to the equipment.

  • Unpack the metal cutting-off machine and check it for damage that may have occurred in transit.
  • Make sure the machine stands securely, i.e. bolt it to a workbench or solid base.
  • All covers and safety devices have to be properly fitted before the equipment is switched on.
  • The spark deflector must be turned out of the transport position in the direction of the arrow until a gap forms between the base plate and the spark deflector. (Fig. 10)
  • The cutting wheel must rotate smoothly.
  • Before you actuate the ON/OFF switch, make sure that the cutting-off wheel is correctly fitted and that the machine‘s moving parts run smoothly.
  • Undo the interlock (13).


Important! Always pull out the power plug before carrying out maintenance, resetting or assembly work.For greater stability, fasten the equipment in addition to a workbench or similar (Fig. 1). Suitable fastening materials such as screws etc. are available from your dealer.1. Transport brace / carry-handle (Fig. 1 / 2)

  • Push down the saw head (1) by the handle (2) and pull out the interlock (13).
  • Slowly raise the saw head (1). Important! The resetting spring lifts the saw head (1) automatically. Therefore, do not simply let go of the handle (2)   after cutting, but allow the saw head (1) to rise slowly by applying slight counterpressure.
  • Fig. 1 shows the saw head (1) in its upper position.
  • Whenever you want to transport the machine you should use the interlock (13) to anchor the saw head (1) again in its lower position.
  • The saw is equipped with a carry-handle (8) to make it easier to transport.

2. Vise (Fig. 3)Every workpiece must be fastened in the vise (15) before it is cut.

  • Flip-up the top half of the nut (a).
  •  Pull out the spindle (5) far enough for the workpiece to be clamped between the clamping faces (4/7) of the vise (15).Note: There is no need to turn the spindle (5) when the top half of the nut (a) has been fl ipped up. The spindle (5) can be pulled out or pushed into the exact amount required.
  • Push forward the spindle (5) to the point where the clamping face (4) touches the workpiece.
  • Flip down the top half of the nut (a) again so that the spindle (5) and both halves of the nut engage with each other.
  • Turn the hand crank (6) to safely secure the workpiece in the vise (15).

3. Clamping large workpieces (Fig. 2,4)To be able to machine large workpieces you must remove both screws (16/17) and move the clamping face (7) to the rear onto the holes b and c. Then the clamping face (7) must be secured again with the screws (16/17).

4. Miter cuts (Fig. 2,4)The vise can be swiveled from -15° to 45° in order to make miter cuts.

  • Slacken the two screws (16/17).
  • Turn the clamping face (7) of the vise (15) to the required angle.
  • Retighten the screws (16/17).
  • When you clamp the workpiece, the front clamping face (4) will automatically swing into the correct position and align itself with the workpiece in order to ensure that the workpiece is safely fastened.

4. Adjusting the stop screw (Fig. 5)The downward movement of the cutting-off wheel can be adjusted with the stop screw (21). This is necessary to compensate wheel wear – as the cutting-off wheel becomes smaller in diameter it would no longer be able to cut right through the workpiece.

  • Undo the locknut (22).
  • Turn the stop screw (21) in or out as required.
  • Lower the saw head (1) to check whether the cutting-off wheel (11) reaches the clamping face (7) of the vise (15).
  • Retighten the locknut (22).

Important!If you fi t a new wheel sometime later, it is essential to check the adjustment of the stop screw (21) in order to prevent the wheel from cutting into the surface on which the equipment is standing.6. Changing the cutting wheel (Fig. 6/7)

  • Pull out the power plug.
  • Move the saw head (1) to its upper position of rest.
  • Swing up the adjustable guard (3) for the cutting-off wheel.
  • Press in the shaft lock (9) and turn the cutting-off wheel (11) slowly with the other hand until the shaft lock (9) engages.
  • Use the supplied universal wrench (20) to turn out the shaft screw (23) in a counterclockwise direction.
  • Remove the shaft screw (23), washer, outer flange (24), and worn cutting-off wheel (11).
  • Install the new cutting-off wheel in reverse order and tighten.Important: The flanges have to be thoroughly cleaned prior to mounting the cutting-off wheel.
  • Note the direction arrow.
  • Use only recommended, reinforced cutting-off wheels and take care to tighten the shaft screw (23) just enough to hold the wheel (11)securely in place and prevent it from spinning. Overtightening the shaft screw (23) may damage the cutting-off wheel.
  • After the saw head (1) has been fitted, push it down by the handle (2) so that the cutting-off wheel guard (3) can jump back into its original position.


1. On/Off switch (Fig. 8)

  • Press the On/Off (10) switch to turn on the cutting-off machine.
  • To switch off the cutting-off machine, let go of the switch (10).

2. Making a cut (Fig. 9)

  • Clamp the workpiece securely in the vise.
  • Switch on the machine and wait for the motor to reach its top speed.
  • Push down the saw head (1) by the handle (2) until the cutting-off wheel makes slight contact with the workpiece.
  • Move the cutting-off wheel (11) smoothly through the material you want to cut. Important: Avoid causing the cutting-off wheel to jump or chatter. This will only result in cuts of poor quality or a broken wheel.
  • The handle (2) must be pressed down firmly and evenly during the cutting operation.
  • To prevent overheating of the workpiece and excessive formation of burr, you should not reduce the cutting speed even at the end of the cutting operation.

Note: The number of cuts per cutting-off wheel and their quality may vary considerably with the time taken to make the cuts. Fast cuts may accelerate wheel wear, but they also prevent discoloring of the workpiece and the formation of burr.

Cleaning, maintenance, and ordering of spare parts

Always pull out the mains power plug before starting any cleaning work.1. Cleaning

  • Keep all safety devices, air vents, and the motor housing free of dirt and dust as far as possible. Wipe the equipment with a clean cloth or blow it with compressed air at low pressure.
  • We recommend that you clean the device immediately each time you have finished using it.
  • Clean the equipment regularly with a moist cloth and some soft soap. Do not use cleaning agents or solvents; these could attack the plastic parts of the equipment. Ensure that no water can seep into the device. The ingress of water into an electric tool increases the risk of an electric shock.

2. Carbon brushesIn case of excessive sparking, have the carbon brushes checked only by a qualifi ed electrician. Important! The carbon brushes should not be rep laced by anyone but a qualifi ed electrician.3. MaintenanceThere are no parts inside the equipment which require additional maintenance.4. Ordering replacement parts:Please quote the following data when ordering replacement parts:

  • Type of machine
  • Article number of the machine
  • Identification number of the machine
  • Replacement part number of the part required

For our latest prices and information please go to www.isc-gmbh.info

Disposal and recycling

The equipment is supplied in packaging to prevent it from being damaged in transit. The raw materials in this packaging can be reused or recycled. The equipment and its accessories are made of various types of material, such as metal and plastic. Never place defective equipment in your household refuse. The equipment should be taken to a suitable collection center for proper disposal. If you do not know the whereabouts of such a collection point, you hould ask your local council offices.


Store the equipment and accessories out of children’s reach in a dark and dry place at above freezing temperature. The ideal storage temperature is between 5 and 30 °C. Store the electric tool in its original packaging.

For EU countries onlyNever place any electric power tools in your household refuse.To comply with European Directive 2002/96/EC concerning old electric and electronic equipment and its implementation in national laws, old electric power tools have to be separated from other waste and disposed of in an environment-friendly fashion, e.g. by taken to a recycling depot. Recycling alternative to the return request:As an alternative to returning the equipment to the manufacturer, the owner of the electrical equipment must make sure that the equipment is properly disposed of if he no longer wants to keep the equipment. The old equipment can be returned to a suitable collection point that will dispose of the equipment in accordance with the national recycling and waste disposal regulations. This does not apply to any accessories or aids without electrical components supplied with the old equipment.The reprinting or reproduction by any other means, in whole or in part, of documentation and papers accompanying products, is permitted only with the express consent of the iSC GmbH.Subject to technical changes

Service information

We have competent service partners in all countries named on the guarantee certifi cate whose contact details can also be found on the guarantee certifi cate. These partners will help you with all service requests such as repairs, spare and wearing part orders, or the purchase of consumables.Please note that the following parts of this product are subject to normal or natural wear and that the following parts are therefore also required for use as consumables.

Category Example
Wear parts* Carbon brushes
Consumables* Cutting wheel
Missing parts

* Not necessarily included in the scope of delivery!In the effect of defects or faults, please register the problem on the internet at www.isc-gmbh.info. Please  ensure that you provide a precise description of the problem and answer the following questions in all cases:

  • Did the equipment work at all or was it defective from the beginning?
  • Did you notice anything (symptom or defect) prior to the failure?
  • What malfunction does the equipment have in your opinion (main symptom)?Describe this malfunction.

Warranty certificate

Dear Customer,All of our products undergo strict quality checks to ensure that they reach you in perfect condition. In the unlikely event that your device develops a fault, please contact our service department at the address shown on this guarantee card. You can also contact us by telephone using the service number shown. Please note the following terms under which guarantee claims can be made:

  1. These guarantee terms apply to consumers only, i.e. natural persons intending to use this product neither for their commercial activities nor for any other self-employed activities. These warranty terms regulate additional warranty services, which the manufacturer mentioned below promises to buyers of its new products in addition to their statutory rights of guarantee. Your statutory guarantee claims are not affected by this guarantee. Our guarantee is free of charge to you.
  2. The warranty services cover only defects due to material or manufacturing faults on a product which you have bought from the manufacturer mentioned below and are limited to either the rectifi cation of said defects on the product or the replacement of the product, whichever we prefer.Please note that our devices are not designed for use in commercial, trade, or professional applications. A guarantee contract will not be created if the device has been used by commercial, trade, or industrial business or has been exposed to similar stresses during the guarantee period.
  3. The following are not covered by our guarantee:– Damage to the device caused by a failure to follow the assembly instructions or due to incorrect installation, a failure to follow the operating instructions (for example connecting it to an incorrect mains voltage or current type), or a failure to follow the maintenance and safety instructions or by exposing the device to abnormal environmental conditions or by lack of care and maintenance.– Damage to the device caused by abuse or incorrect use (for example overloading the device or the use or unapproved tools or accessories), ingress of foreign bodies into the device (such as sand, stones or dust, transport damage), the use of force or damage caused by external forces (for example by dropping it).– Damage to the device or parts of the device caused by normal or natural wear or tear or by normal use of the device.
  4. The guarantee is valid for a period of 24 months starting from the purchase date of the device. Guarantee claims should be submitted before the end of the guarantee period within two weeks of the defect being noticed. No guarantee claims will be accepted after the end of the guarantee period. The original guarantee period remains applicable to the device even if repairs are carried out or parts are replaced. In such cases, the work performed or parts fitted will not result in an extension of the guarantee period, and no new guarantee will become active for the work performed or parts fitted. This also applies if on-site service is used.
  5. To make a claim under the guarantee, please register the defective device at: www.isc-gmbh.info. Please keep your bill of purchase or other proof of purchase for the new device. Devices that are returned without proof of purchase or without a rating plate shall not be covered by the guarantee, because appropriate identifi cation will not be possible. If the defect is covered by our guarantee, then the item in question will either be repaired immediately and returned to you or we will send you a new replacement.

Of course, we are also happy off er a chargeable repair service for any defects which are not covered by the scope of this guarantee or for units that are no longer covered. To take advantage of this service, please send the device to our service address.Also refer to the restrictions of this warranty concerning wear parts, consumables, and missing parts as set out in the service information in these operating instructions.

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