Craftsman 315.212350 Operator`s manual

OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
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12 in. COMPOUND MITER SAW
DOUBLE INSULATED
Model No.
315.212350
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury,
the user must read and understand the
operator'smanual before using this product.
Customer
Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Bears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.corn/craftsman
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• Warranty ............................................................................................................................................................................
2
m Introduction.......................................................................................................................................................................
2
• General Safety Rules.....................................................................................................................................................
3-4
• Specific Safety Rules.....................................................................................................................................................
4-5
• Symbols.........................................................................................................................................................................
6-7
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Electrical............................................................................................................................................................................
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mmGlossaryof Terms..............................................................................................................................................................
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m Fsatures.....................................................................................................................................................................
10-12
mmTools Needed .................................................................................................................................................................
12
mmLoose Parts
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• Assembly...................................................................................................................................................................
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23-31
Operation...................................................................................................................................................................
• Adjustments...................................................................................................................................................................
32
• Maintenance..............................................................................................................................................................
33-35
• Exploded View...........................................................................................................................................................
37-45
• Parts Ordering/Service ......................................................................................................................................
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ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN TOOL
If this Craftsman tool fails due to a defect in materialor workmanshipwithin one year from the date of purchase,
CONTACT THE NEAREST OEARS PARTS & REPAIR CENTER at 1-800.-4-MY-HOME _ and Sears wi(fmpafr it, free of
charge. Thiswarranty applies onlywhile this product is In the United States.
It this tool is used for commercial or rentalpurposes, this warranty willapply for only ninety days from the date of
pumhasa.
ThLswarranty gives you specific legal dghte, and you may also have other dghtewhich vary from state to state.
Seam, Roebuck and Co., Dept. S17WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
This tool has many features for making its use more pleasantand enjoyable.Safety, performance, and dependability
have been giventop pr_orLty
in the design of this productmaking It easy to maln_ln and operate.
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WARNING: Road and understand all Ir_structlons. Failure to follow all fnstructions listed below,
may resultin eiectdc shock, fire and/or serious
personal injury,
• SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work
when practical it's safer than uslng your hand and
frees both handsto operate tool.
•
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
• KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read the operator's
manual carefully.Learn the saw's applicationsand
limitationsas well as the specificpotential hazards
retated to this tool
• GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK BY PREVENTING BODY CONTACT WITH GROUNDED
SURFACES. For example, pipes, radiators,ranges,
refrigeratorenclosures,
• KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in good working order.
• REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES.
Form habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting
wrenches are removed from too] beforeturning it on.
• KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Clutteredareas and
benches Inviteaccidents. DO NOT leave tools or
pieces of wood on the saw while it is in operation.
= DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS,
Do not usa power tools in damp or wet Iocetions or
expose to rain. Keep the work area well 1il.
• KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY.All visitors
shouldwear safety glasses and be kept a safe
distancefrom work area. 0o not let visitors contact tool
or extension cord while operating.
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•
•
•
•
•
MAKE WORKSHOP CHILDPROOFwith padlocks and
master switches, or by removingstarter keys.
DON'T FORCE TOOL. It,w[ll do the Jobbetter and
safer at the feed rate for which "_was designed,
USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force the tool or attachment
to do a Jobit was not designed for. Don't use It for a
purpose not intended.
USE THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make sure
your extension cord Is in good condftlon.Usa onlya
cord heavy enoughto carry the currentyour product
witt draw. An undersizedcordwltl cause a drop in line
voltage resultingin loss of power and overheating.A
wire gauge size (A.W.G.) of at least 14 is recommended
for an extension cord 25 feet or less In length. If ]n
doubt, use the next heavier gauge, The smallerthe
gauge number, the heavier the cord.
DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing,
groves,neckties, or jewelry. They can get caught
and draw you into moving parts. Rubber gloves and
nonskidfootwear are recommendedwhen working
outdoors. Alsowear protective hair coveringto con_in
long hair.
ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WITH SIDE
SHIELDS. Everyday eyeglasseshave only impactresistanttenses, they are NOT safety glasses.
DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and
balanceat all times.
•
MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep toolssharp
and clean for better and safer performance.Follow
Instructionsfor lubricatingand changingaccessories.
• DISCONNECT TOOLS. When not in use, before
servicing,or when changingattachments, blades, bits,
cutters,etc., all tools shouldbe disconnected.
• AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. Be sure swItch]S off
when pluggingin any tool.
• USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. The use of
improperaccessories may risk injury.
• NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Seriousinjurycould occur
if the tool is tipped or If the cuttingtool is unintentionally contacted.
• CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before furtheruse of
the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should
be carefullychecked to determine that it will operate
propedyand perform its intendedfunction. Check for
alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts,mounting and any other conditions
that may affect _s operation. A guard or otherpart that
is damaged must be properly repairedor replacad by
an authorizedservice centerto avoid risk of personal
Injury.
• USE THE RIGHT DIRECTION OF FEED. Feed work
into a blade or cutter against the direction of rotation of
blade or cutter only,
• NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATrENDED.
TURN THE POWER OFF. Don't leave tool until it
comes to a compfefe stop.
• PROTECT YOUR LUNGS. Wear a face or dust mask if
the cuttingoperation is dusty.
• PROTECT YOUR HEARING.Wear hearing protection
dudng extended pededs of operation.
• DO NOT ABUSE CORD. Never yank card to disconnect from receptacle, Keep cord from heat, oil and
sharp edges.
• USE OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORDS. When tool is
used outdoors, usa only extension cordswith approved ground connectionthat are intendedfor use
outdoors and so marked.
•
KEEP BLADES CLEAN, SHARP, AND WITH SUFRCIENT SET. Sharp blades minimize stalling and
kickback.
• BLADE COASTS AFTER BEING TURNED OFR
• NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE.
Nom_I sparkingof the motor could ignite fumes.
• INSPECT TOOL CORDS PERIODICALLY. If damaged,
have repairedby a qualified service technician at
an authorized servicefacility,The conductorwith
insulationhaving an outer surface that is greenwith
or w_thou_yellow s_pes Is 1heequipment-gTounding conductor.If repair or replacement of the electric
cord or plug ts necessary,do no'_connectthe equipmen_-grounding conductor to a live terminal.Repair
or replace a damaged orwom cord immediately. Stay
constantly aware ol cord location and keep it wall away
from the rotatingblade.
• INSPECT EX'FENSION CORDS PERIODICALLY and
replace If damaged.
• POLARIZED PLUGS. To reduce the risk of electric
shock, this tool has a polar'lzedplug (one blade is
wider than the other).This plug will fit in a polarized
outlet only one way. if the plug does not f_tfullyin the
outlet, revemethe plug. If _tstill does not fit, contact a
qualified electricianto Instantt'neproper outlet. Do not
change the p_Jgin any way.
• KEEP TOOL DRY, CLEAN, AND FREE FROM OIL
AND GREASE. Always usa a ck_n c4olh when cleanIng. Never use brake fluids,gasoline, petroleum-based
products, or any solventsto clean tool.
• STAY ALERT AND EXERCISE CONTROL. Watch
what you are doing and _se common sense. Do not
operate "_oct
when you are tired. DO not rosh.
• DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT TURN IT
ON AND OFF. Have defective switches replaced by an
authorizedservice center.
• FIRMLY CLAMP OR BOLT your miter saw to a workbench or table at approximately hip height.
• KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA. Do not
reach underneathwork or In blade cutting path with
your hands end fingers for any reason. Alwaysturn the
power off.
• ALWAYS SUPPORT LONG WORKPIECES while cutting to minimize risk of blade pinchingand kickback.
Saw may slip. walk or sllde while cuttlng long or heavy
boards.
• ALWAYS USE A CLAMP to secure the workpioce
when possible.
• BE SURE THE BLADE CLEARS THE WORK,PIECE.
Never start the sew with the blade touchingthe
workplace. A,ow motor _ come up to full speed
before starting cut.
• MAKE SURE THE MITER TABLE AND SAW ARM
(BEVEL FUNCTION) ARE LOCKED IN POSITION
•
USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES. Do not use blades
with Incorrect size holes. Never use bladewashers or
blade bolts that are defective or incorrect.The maximum blade capacity of your saw is 12 in. (305 ram).
• BEFORE MAKING A CUT, BE SURE ALL ADJUSTMENTS ARE SECURE.
• BE SURE BLADE PATH IS FREE OF NAILS. (nspect
for and remove all nailsfrom lumber before cutting.
• NEVER TOUCH BLADE or other moving parts during
USe.
•
NEVER START A TOOLWHEN
ANY ROTATING COMPONENrT IS IN CONTACT WITH THE WORKPIECE.
•
DO NOT OPERATE A TOOL WHILE UNOER THE
INFLUENCE OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL, OR ANY
MEDICATION.
•
WHEN SERVICING use only identir._l replacement
parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or
_use product damage.
USE ONLY RECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES
listed
in this manuel or sddendums, Use of accessories
that are not listed may cause the risk of personal
injury. Instructions for sate use of accessories are
included with the accessory,
DOUBLE CHECK ALL SETUPS. Make sure blade is
tight and not making contact with saw or workplace
before connecting to power supply.
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•
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SAW. Lock the miter
table by securely tightening the miter lock levers, Lock
the saw arm (beve_function) by securely tightening the
bevel lock knob.
NEVER USE A LENGTH STOP ON THE FREE SCRAP
END OF A CLAMPED WORKPIECE. NEVER hold
onto or bind the free scrap end of the workpiece in any
operalion. If a work clamp and length stop are used
together, they must both be instal_ed on the same side
of the saw 1able to prevent the saw from catching the
loose end and kickJng up,
NEVER cut more than one piece at a time. DO NOT
STACK more than one workpiece on the saw table at a
tlme.
NEVER PERFORM ANY OPERATION FREEHAND,
Always piece the workpiece 1o be cut on _he miter
table and positioni_ t'Lrmly
againstthe fence as a bachstop. AJwaysuse the fence.
•
NEVER hand hold a workplace that is too small to be
clamped. Keep hands clear of the cutting area.
• NEVER reach behind, under,or within three inches
of the blade and its cutting p_th with your hands and
fingers for any reason.
•
• ALWAYS STAY ALERT[ Do not allow familiarity(gained
from frequent use of your saw) to cause a careless
mistake. ALWAYS REMEMBER that a carelessfraction
of a second is sufficienl lo inflictsevere injury.
• MAKE SURE THE WORK AREA HAS AMPLE LIGHTING to see the work and that no obstructionswill interfere with safe operation BEFORE perforn_ngany work
usingyour saw.
NEVER reach to pick up a workpisce, a piece of scrap,
or anythingelse that is tn or near the cutting path of the
blade.
• ALWAYS TURN OFF THE SAW before disconnecting
it to avoid accidental startingwhen reconnectingto
power sup]_ly.NEVER lesve the saw unattendedwhiis
connected to a power scurce.
• THIS TOOL should havethe followingmarkings:
•
AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS AND HAND
POSITIONS where a sudden slip could cause your
hand to move Intothe blade. ALWAYS make sureyou
have good balance. NEVER operate your miter saw
on the floor or in a crouchedposition.
• NEVER stand or have any part of your body in linewith
the path of the saw blade.
• ALWAYS release the power switch and allow the
saw blade to stop rotatingbefore raisingit out of the
workpieca.
• DO NOT TURN THE MOTOR SWITCH ON AND OFF
RAPIDLY.This could cause the saw blade to loosen
and could create a hazard. Should this ever occur,
stand clear and allow the saw blade to come to a
complete stop, Disconnectyour saw from the power
supply and securelyretightanthe blade bo_t,
• IF ANY PART OF THIS MITER SAW IS MISSING or
shouldbreak, bend, or fail in any way, or shouldany
aisctrical component fadto perform property,shut off
the power switch, remove the miter saw plug from the
power source and have damaged, missing, or failed
parts replaced before resumingoperation.
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
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Wear eye protection.
Keep hands out of path of saw blade
Do not operate saw without guards in place.
Do not perform any operation freehand.
Never reach around saw blade.
Turn off tool and wait for saw blade to stop before
moving workpieca or changingsettings.
g) Disconnectpower (o_unplug tool as applicabis)
before changingblade or servicing.
h,_ No load speed.
• ALWAYS carry the tool onlyby the carryinghandle.
• AVOID direct eye exposure when usingthe laser guide.
• SAVE THEBE INSTRUCTIONS. Refer to them
frequently and use to instructother users,if you loan
someone thistool, loan them these instructionsalso.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, saw(r_j, grinding, drilli_j, and other constructionactivities
contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductiveharm. Some examples of these
chemrcalsare:
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lead from leed-besed paints,
•
crystallinesilicafrom bricks and cement and other masonry products,and
•
arsenic and chromiumfrom chemically-treatedlumber.
Your riskfrom these exposures vades, dependin_ on how often you do this type of work. To reduceyour exposure
to these chemicals:work in a well ventilatedarea, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust
masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopicparticles.
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Someofthefollowing
symbolsmay be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning, Proper
interpretationof these symbolswill allow you to operate the tool better and safer,
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
C_rrest
Hz
Hertz
Frequency(cyclesper second)
W
Watt
Power
MinUtes
Time
Altemat_ogCurrent
Type of current
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Direct Current
Type or a characteristicof current
no
NO Load Speed
Rotational speed, at no load
[]
Class IJ Construction
Double-Insulatedconstruction
Per Minute
Revolutions,strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per minute
Wet Conditions/_erf
DOnot expose to rainor use In damp locations.
Read The Operator'sManual
operator'smanual
before
usingthis
product.
To
reducethe dsk of
Injury,user
must
read and understand
Eye Protection
Always
shieldswear
and asafety
full face
gogglesor
shieldwhen
safety
operating
glasseswith
this product.
side
Safety Alert
Precautionsthat invo}veyour Safety.
mln
.../rain
O
I
(_
_o Hands Syrnbo!
sedous
personalInjury,
Failureto
keep your hands away from the blade will result in
No Hands Symbol
Failureto
eadous
personalInjury.
keep yourhands away from the bib,de will resultin
No Hands Symbol
Failuretopersonalinjury.
keep your handsaway from the blade wilt result In
serious
No Hands Symbol
Failureto
keep yourhands away from the blads will resu(t in
seriouspersonal_njury,
Hot Surface
To reduce
the dsk of Inlury or d_m_e, svold contact with
any
hot surface,
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Thefollowing
signalwordsandmeanings
are intendedto explain the levels of risk associated
with this
product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicatss an imminently hazardous situation, Which, if not avoided, w_l
resultin death or serious injury.
A
WARNING:
Indicates a potentiallyhazardous s_uation, which, if not avoided, could
resultIn death or seriousInjury.
A
CAUTION:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may
resultin minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in
propertydamage.
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SERVICE
A
Servicingrequ[rss-extreme care end knowledge and
should be performed only by a qualified service technician. Forservice we suggestyou return the product to
your nearest AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair.
When servicing,use only identicalreplacement parts.
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WARNING: To avoid seriouspersonalinjury,
do not attempt to use this productuntil you read
thorough_/and understandcompletely the
operator'smanual. Save this operator'smanua!
and review frequentlyfor continuingsafe operstion and instructingotherswho may use this
product.
WARNING:
The operation of any power tool can resultin foreignobjects being thrown into your eyes, which can
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safety glasses wfthside shields and a full face shield when needed. We recommend Wide VisionSafety
result in severe eye damage. Beforebeginningpower tooJ operalion, alwayswear safety gogglesor
Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields.Always use eye protection
which is marked to compty wlth ANSI Z87.1.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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DOUBLEINSULATION
Double insulationis a concept in safety in electric power
tools, which eliminates the need for the usual_ree-wim
grounded power cord, All exposed metal parts are
Isolated from the Internalmetal motor componentswith
protecting{nsu[ation.Double insulatedtools do not need
to be grounded.
WARNING: The double insulatedsystem is
intended to protect the user from shock resulting
from a breakin the tool's Internal Insulation.Observe
all normarsafety precautionsto avoid electdca{
shock.
NOTE: Servicing of a tool with double insulationrequires
extreme cam and knowledge of the system and should
be performed onlyby a qualifiedservice technician. For
service,we suggestyou returnthe tool to your nearest
authorized service center for repair.Always use original
factory replacement parts when servicing.
ELECTRICAL
CONNECTION
This tool has a precision-builtelectric motor. It should be
connected to a power supply that is 120 volts, 60 Hz,
AC only (normal household current). Do not operate
this tool on direct current (PC). A substantialvoltage drop
will cause a loss of power and the motor w(ll overheat. If
your tool does not operate when plugged Into an outlet,
double-check the power supply.
EXTENSION
CORDS
When usinga powertool at a considerabledistance from
a power source, be sure to use an extensioncord that has
the capacity to handle the currentthe toolwilt draw.An
undersizedcord will cause a drop In line voltage, resulting
in overheatingand loss of power. Use the chart to deter~
mine the minimum wire size required in an extension cord.
Only roundJacketedcordslisted by Underwdter'sLaboratories(UL.)should be used.
When working outdoorswith _ too_, use _n extension c_rd
_h_t _s_ealg_ed fo_outside use. Th_s'oJpeof cord is designeted with "WA" on the cord's jacket.
Before us'=ngany extension cord, inspect it tor loose or exposed wires and cut or worn Insulation.
"AIWpe_ r_og
(_ tool facepk_e)
0-2.0
2.t -3,4
Cord Length
_.5_,0
5,1-7.0
7.1-12.0
12.1-16.(3
Wire Size (A.W.G.)
25'
16
16
16
16
14
!4
50'
16
16
16
14
14
12
100'
16
16
14
12
10
--
*'U_don12_uge.20_o_cuiL
NO_:AWG =Amedc_nWlmGauge
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WARNING: Keep the extension cord clear of the
workingarea. Positionthe cord so that It willnot ge_
caught on lumber, tools or other obstructions while
you are working with a power tool. Failure to do so
can result In sedous persona! Injury.
_i=
WARNING:
Check extension cords before each
use. If damaged replace immediately, Never use tool
with 8 damaged cord since touching the damaged
area could cause electrical shock re.suiting In serious
injury.
Anti-Rlcld_aok Pawls Irad_al arm and table saws)
A devisewh)ch, when propertyInatalledand ma)ntalned,
is designed to stop the workpiece from being kicked back
toward the front of the saw during a rippingoperation.
A.Vbor
The shaft on which a blade or cutting tool Is mounted.
Bevel Cut
A eating operation made wlth the blade at any angle
other than 90" to the table surface.
Non-Through Cuts
Any cutting operationwhere the blade does not extend
completelythroughthe thickness of the workplace.
Push Blocks and Push Sticks
Devices used to feed the workpiece throughthe saw
blade dudngcutting operations.A pushstick (not a push
block)should be used for narrow dpping operations.
Thsea aids he_pkee_ the operator'e hands we_laway from
the blade.
Chamfer
A cut removinga wedge from a block so the end (or part
of the and) is angled rather than at 90°,
Compound Cut
A crosscut made with both a miter and a bevel angle.
Crosscut
A cutting or shaping operation made across the grain or
the width of the workplace.
Cutter Head (planers and jointers|
A rotatingpiece of adju_able blades. 3"hecutter head
removes matedal from the workplece.
Dado Cut
A non-through cut which producesa squara-sided notch
or trough in the workpiece (requiresa specialblade).
Featherboard
A device used to help controlthe workpiese by guidtngit
securelyagainst the table or fence dudng any dpplng
operation.
FPM or SPM
Feet per minute (or strokes per minute),used in reference
to blade movement.
Pilot Hole (drill presses)
A srnali hole drilled in a workpiece
for ddlllng large holes accurately.
Freehand
Performinga cut without the workplace being guided by a
fence, miter gauge, or other aids.
Gum
A stickT,sap-based residue from wood products.
Heel
A_ignmentofthe blade to the fence.
Karl
The matedal removed by the blade in a through cut or the
slot produced by the blade in a non-throughor partial cut.
Kickback
A hazard that can occur when the blade binds or stalls,
throwing the workpiece back toward operator.
Leading End
The end of the workplace pushed into the tool first.
Miter Cut
A eating operation made with the workplece at any angle
to the blade other than 90 °.
Set
The distance that the tip of the saw blade tooth Is bent (or
set) outward from the face of the blade.
that se_ea
ee a guide
Reeaw
A cu'_ng opera,ton to rnduP_e'_he th_c_nees of the wordpiece to make thinner pLecas.
Resin
A sticky, esp-based
substance that has hardened.
Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)
The n'_mberof'_rnscompleted by a spinningobjeclin
one minute.
Ripping or Rip Cut
A cutting operation along the length of the wor_p'_aca.
Riving Knife (table saws)
Also known as a spreader or splitter.A metal piece, slightI_Jthinner than the saw blade, which helps keep "thekeff
open and also helps to preventkickback.
Saw Blade Path
The area over,under,behind, or in front of the blade. As
It applies to the workplece, that area which will be or has
been cut by the blade.
Snipe (planers)
Depression made at either end of a workplace by cutter
blades when the workpiece is not properly supported.
Throw-Back
The throwing back of a workplace usually caused by the
workpieca being dropped into the blade or being placed
inadvertectiy incontact with the blade.
Through _dng
Any cut_r_ operaUon where the blade extends comp_tsty
through the thickness of the workpiece.
Workptece or Material
The item on which the oparaUon is being done.
Worktable
Surlzca where the w_rkpleca rests while performing a
cutting, drilling, planing, or sanding operation.
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PRODUCTSPECIFICATIONS
BladeDiameter ............................
12 In.
5/8 in,
4,000/rain,
BLadeArbor ...............................
No Load Speed .........................
Cutting Capacityw'rthMiter at 0"/Bevel 0°:
Maximum nominal lumber sizes:.................... 2 x 8, 4 x 4
Cuttlng Capacltywith Miter at 45°/Bevel 0°:
Maximum nominallumber sizes:............................. 2 x 6
input ................
120 V, 60 Hz, AC Only,15 Amps
Net Weight ................................
41 Ibs.
Cuffing Capacity with Miter at 0°/Bevel 45°:
Maximum nominallumber sizes:............................. 2 x 8
Cutting Capacity with Miter at 45°/Bevel 45":
Maximum nominallumber sizes:............................. 2 x 6
HANDLE
UPPERBLADE
GUARD
\
TRIGGER
SELF-RETRACTING
LOWERBLADE
GUARD
DUST GUIDE
SLIDING MITER
FENCE
DUSTBAG
"N0 HANDS"
LABEL
BEVELSCALE
CROWNMOLDING
STOP
"NO HANDS"
ZEROCLEARANCE
THROATPLATE
BEVELLOCKKNOB
MITER SCALE
FENCESCREW
CONTROLARM
BLADEWRENCH
STORAGE
MITER LOCK
HANDLE
MITER LOCK
PLATE
MITER
TABLE
BASE
POSprp_
SToP(s)
STOP
BLOCK
TABLE
EXTENSION
ROLLER
SUPPORT
WORKCLAMP
Fig. 1
1O
KNOW YOUR
See Figure 1,
COMPOUND
MITER
SAW
Before attempting to use this product, familiarizeyourself
wffh art operatingfeatures and safety rules.
15 AMP MOTOR
Yoursew has e powerful15 amp belt-driven motor with
sufficientpower to handle tough cuttingjobs. It is made
with art ball bearings, and has externallyaccessible brushes for ease of servicing.
SPINDLE LOCK BUTTON
See Figure 3.
A spindlelock button has been provided for lockingthe
spindlewhich keeps the blade in your saw from rota_ng.
Depressand hold the lock buttonwhile installing,changing, or removingblade.
SWITCH
TRIOOER
12 in. BLADE
A 12 In. carblde-t/pped sew blade Is Inc./udedwith your
compound miter saw. It will out materials up to 4 in, thick
or 7-7/8 in, wide, dependingupon the angle at which the
cut is being made.
CARRYING
HANDLE
See Figure2.
For convenience when carryingor tr_nspodingyour
miter saw from one place to another,a carryinghandie
has been provided on top of the saw arm. To transport,
turn off and unplug your saw, then lower the saw arm and
lock it in the down position,Lock sew arm by pushingthe
lock pin to the left.
Fig. 3
CARRYING
HANDLE
SAW
ARM
SPINDLE
LOCKBUT[ON
LOCKP1N
BEVEL
KNOB
SWITCH TRIGGER LOCK
See Figure ,1.
To preventunauthorizeduse of your compound miter saw,
we suggest that you disconnectit from the power supply
and lock the switch In the off position.To lock the switch,
installa padlock (not included)throughthe hole in the
switch trigger. A lock with a long shackle up to 9/32 in.
diameter may be used,When the lock Is installedand
locked, the switch is inoperable.Store the padlock key in
another location.
SWITCH
TRIGGER
MITERLOCK
HANDLE
SAWARM
LOCKEDIN DOWNPOSITION
Fig. 2
MITER LOCK HANDLE
See Figure2.
The miter lock handle securely locks your saw at desired
miter angles.
Fig. 4
11
LASERTRACTM
LASER GUIDE
For more accurate cuts, a LaserTrecTM laser guide is
included with your miter saw. When used properly,the
laser guide makes accurate, precisioncutting simpleand
easy.
SLIDING
POSITWE STOPS ON MITER TABLE
Positivestops have been provided at 0°, 15", 22-1/2 °,
31.62 °, and 45 ° on both the left and right side of the miter
table.
Slide the mltar fences by looseningthe fence screws.
Once the desired positionof the miter fence is determined, retightenthe fence screwsto securethe sliding
lense.
BEVEL LOCK KNOB
The bevel lock knob securely locks your compound miter
sew at desired bevel angles.A positive stop adlustment
screw has been providedon each aide of the saw arm.
These adjustment screwsaro for making fine adjustments
at O"and 45",
SELF-RETRACTING
LOWER BLADE GUARD
The lower blade guard Is made of shock-resistant,seethrough plasticthat providesprotectionfrom each side
of the blade. It retractsover the upper blade guard as the
saw Is lowered Into the work.piece.
ELECTRIC BRAKE
An electric brake has been prov/ded to quickly stop blade
rotationafter the switch is released.
MITER
FENCE
Hold the workplace securelyagainst the miter fence when
making all cuts. The s_k_ing
feature allows both fences 0eft
and right)to be moved when making bevel or compour_d
cuts,
ROLLER SUPPORT
With the rollersupport installed,the workplace will glide
smoothlyand levellyover the table extensions.
CROWN MOLDING
STOP
The crown molding stop makes positioningcrown molding
verticallyagainst the fence easier.
The followingtools/,not Included} are needed for checking adiustlnentsof yoursaw or for installing the blade:
COMBINATION
WRENCH(2)
10 turn,14mm
COMBINATION
SQUARE
FRAMINGSQUARE
PHILLIPSSCREWDRIVER
12
FLg.5
The following Items are included with your Compound Miter Saw:
•
•
Dust Bag
Dust Guide
•
•
•
•
• Table Extensions (2)
• Clamp Bracket
• Clamp Bracket Bolt
•
•
•
•
Work Clamp
Blade Wrench
Outer BladeWasher
Boit
• Hex Key (3), 4 mm, 5 mm and B mm
Roller Support
Levelerwith attached Wing Nut
Step Block with Wing Bolt attached
Miter Lock Handle
• Crown MoldingStop
• Laser Glasses
• Operator's Manual
LASERGLASSES
WORKCLAMP
MITERLOCK
HANDLE
BLADEWRENCH
ROLLER
SUPPORT
4 ram, 5 ram,8 mm
HEXKEY{3)
TABLE
//
TABLE
EXTENSION
BRACKET
_
CI_OWNMOLDING
STOP
CLAMP
_
BOLT
_
OUTERBLADE
WASHER
CLAMPBRACKET
BOLT
Fig, 6
,_
WARNING: The use of attachments or accessories not I(stedmight bs hazardous and could cause sedous
personal injury.
13
UNPACKING
,_1 WARN|NG: Do not attempt to modify thistool
or create accessoriesnot recommended for use
with this tool. Any such alterationor modification is
misuse and could result In a hazardouscondition
leading to possibleserious personalinjury.
This product requiresassembly.
• Carefullylift saw from the cartonby the carryinghandle
and the saw base, and place it on a level work surface.
NOTE: This saw is heavy.To avoid back injury,liftwith
your legs, not your back, and get help when needed.
_IL WARNING: Do not connectto power supply until
assembly is complete. Failure to complycould result
in accidental startingand possibleseriouspersonal
Jnluty.
•
Thissaw has been shippedwith the saw arm secured
In the down position.To release the saw arm, push
down on the top of the saw arm, cut the tie-wrap, and
putt out on the lock pin.
•
Lift the saw arm by the handle. Hand pressureshould
remain on the saw arm to preventsudden rise upon
release of the tie wrap.
MOUNTING HOLES
See Figure7.
•
Inspectthe tool carefullyto make sure no breakage or
damage occurred duringshipping.
,_
•
Do not discard the packing material untilyou have
carefullyinspected and satisfactorilyoperated 1hetoot.
• The saw is factory set for accurate cutting.After
assemb)tngit, check for accuracy,tt shippinghas
Influencedthe settings, refer to specificprocedures
explainedtn "thismanual.
•
WARNING" Always make surethe compoundmiter
saw Is securelymounted to a workbench or an approvedworkstand. Failureto heed this warningcan
res_tt in _,erious personaliniury.
The compound miter saw shouldbe permanentlymounted to a firm supportingsurface such as a workbench.
Four boil holeshave been provided in the saw base for
this purpose. Each of the four mountingho]ss shouldbe
bolted securelyusing3/8 in. machine bolts, lock washers,
and hex nuts (not included). Bolts shouldbe of sufficient
length to accommodate the saw base, lock washers, hex
nuts, axedthe thickness of the workbench.
If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-800-932-31B8 for seslstance.
WARNING: If any parts are miSSing, do not operate
this tool until the mlss(ngparts are replaced. Farfure
to do so could resultin posalbteserious personal
injury.
Tightenart four bolts securely.
The hole pattern for mountingto a workbench Is shownin
figure 8. Carefullycheck the workbench after mountingto
make sure that no movement can occur duringuse. It any
tipping, sliding,or walking Is noted, secure the workbench
to the floor beforeoperating.
/
ATTHESELOCATIONS
FOR
HOLE
PATTERN
"IRACE
HOLES
_,
TRACEHOLES
ATTHESELOCATIONS
FOR
HOLEPA'FrERN
MOUNTINGSURFACE
BASE
Fig. 7
14
As mentioned previously,the saw has been factory
assembled and adjusted.
MITER LOCK HANDLE
See Figure 8,
Cut the tie-wraps holding the saw arm and the miter rock
In place. To Instal[ the miter lookhandle, place the thread~
ed stud into the threaded hole in the controlerm. Turn
clockwiseto tighten.
EXHAUST
PORT
Fig. 9
DUST BAG
TO
TIGHTEN
See Figure 10.
A duet bag is provided for use on th_smiter saw. It fits
o'_e_"_h_dust guide or the upper b_adeguam. To Ir,stat_,
squeeze the two metal clips to open the mouth of the bag
and slide it on to the dust guide. Release the _ips. The
metal ringin the bag shouldlock in between the grooves
on the dust guide.
CONTROL
ARM
TO
LOOSEN
MITER
TABLE
To remove the dust bag for emptying,simply reversethe
above procsqure.
Fig. S
DUST GUIDE
See Figure 9,
To Installthe dust guide, ptace the end over the exhaust
port in the upper blade guard. rum the guide so that the
open end is facing down or toward the rear of the saw.
DUSTBAG
Fig. 10
15
TABLEEXTENSIONS
BASE
See Figures 11 - 12.
Table extensions can be Installed in either the left or the
fight side of the base.
To Instalh
• Insertthe ends of the table extensionsintothe holesin
the side of the base and adjustthe extensionsto the
desired length.
• Secure extensionsin place by positioningthe clamp
bracket under the extension beneath the base. Orient
the clamp bracket as shown in figure 12.
• Using the clamp bracket boil, secure the clamp
bracket In place.
NOTE: The clamp bracket bolt threadsthrough the
clamp bracket and tightens against bracket supporton
bottom of base, securing clamp bracket against table
extensions.
TABLE
EXTENSION
CLAMP
BRACKET
ROLLER SUPPORT
See Figure 13.
• Turn the rollersupport upside down.
CLAMP
BRACI(ET
SCREW
• Spin the wing nut on the leveler clockwiseuntilthe
wing nut is positionedin the middle of the thre=ds.
• Screw the leveler into the center brace of the roller
support.
SAWV1EWED
FROMBOTTOM
Fig. 12
• Turn the relier support upright.
• With the table extensionssecured In the saw's base,
slide the miler support onto the extensions.
• Tighten the wing nut on the back of the rollersupport
secudng It to the table extensions.
• The levelermust sit firmly on the surfacethe s_w is
mounted to. Adjust the leveler up or down as needed.
•
WINGNUT
ROLLERSUPPORT
TABLEEXTENSION
Once the leveleris in the proper position,turn the lever
wing nut until the wing nut is tight agalnstthe center
brace.
WINGNUT
LEVELER
TABLE
EXTENSION
Frg. 13
FABLE
MITER
EXTENSION SAWBASE
Fig. 11
16
_lb WARNING: When using the work clamp with the
stop block, installthe clamp on the same side as the
stop block. Thiswill ellmlnatethe posslb(tityof tmpp]ng the workplece, resulting In the saw blade and
workpiece kicking up. Failureto heed this warning
can resultin sedous personalInjury,
STOP BLOCK
See Figure 14.
STOP
BLOCK
The stop block is usefulas a stop for making repetitive
cuts to the same length. It can be instaltedon either side
of the saw base:
• Slide the stop block on the table extension.
• Adjust the stop block the desired distance from the
blade for the cut to be made.
TABLE
EXTENSION
• Tighten small wLngscrew to secure the stop block to
the table extension.
• Make a test cut in scrap material and measure the
length of the workpiece.
• Make any necessary adjusb_enta.
WORK CLAMP ASSEMBLY
See F/gum 15,
The work clamp providesgreater controlby clampingthe
workp_eceto the fence or the saw table. It also prevents
the workplece from creeping toward the saw blade, This Is
very helpfulwhen cutting compound miters.
MITER
SAWBASE
Fig. 14
Dependingon the cutting operation and the size of the
workpiece, it may be necessaryto use a C-clamp rnstead
of the work clamp to secure the workpiece priorto ma_ng
the cut.
A
WARNING: In s_me operations, the work clamp
assembly may interferewith the operation of the
blade guard assembly.Always make sure there Is no
interferencewith the blade guard pdor to beginning
any cutt(ncJoperat(on to reduce the dsk of sedous
personalinlury.
To Install the work clamp:
• Place the shell of the work clamp In eitherhole on the
saw table base.
•
Rotate the knob on the work clamp to move it in or out
as needed or press the quick release lever tot faster
positioning.
TO INSTALL BLADE
See Figures 16 - 18,
_l
WARNING: A 12 k_.'blade Lsthe rru_xkTtum
blade
capacity of the saw. Never use a blade that Istoo thick
to allow outer blade washer to engage with the fiats
on the spindle, Largerblades willcome In contactwith
the b|ade guards,while thickerbiades w'Lllpreventthe
blade screw from securing the blade on the spindle,
Either of these situations could result in a serious
_sok_,entend can cause serlouspersonaliniury,
WORK
CLAMP
F_9.15
17
•
Unplug the saw.
LOWERBLARE
GUARDBRACKET
• Loosen phillipsscrew on the blade bolt cover until
blade boll cover can be raised.
• Gently raise the lower blade guard bracket, releasing
lower blade guard from notch so that lower blade
g_xardand blade bolt cover can be rotated up and back
to expose the blade bolt.
PHILLIPS
• Depress the spindlelock button and rotate the blade
bolt until Me spindle locks.
• Using the blade wrench provided, loosen and remove
the blade bert.
NOTE: The blade bolt has left hand threads. Turnblade
bolt clockwiseto loosen.
Fig, 16
• Remove the laser guide or outer blade washer. Do not
remove inner btade washer.
• Wipe a drop of oUonto inner blade washer and outer
blade washer where they contact the blade.
A
WARNING: If Inner b(ade washer has been
removed, replaceit before placing blade on
spindle. Failureto do so could cause an accident
slnca brede will not tighten property.
LOWER
GUARD
II Fit sew blade Inside lower blade guard and onto
spindle.The blade teeth point downward at the front
ofsaw as shown in_guTs16.
A
TO
LOOSEN
CAUTION: Always install the blade with the blade
teeth and the arrow pdnted on the side of the blade
pointingdown at the front of the saw. The direetion
of blade rotationis also stamped with an arrowon
the upper blade guard,
TO
TIGHTEN
BLADE
BOLT
• Replace the laser guide or outer blade washer (sea
instructionson the following page). The double "D"
f_atsalignwiththe flats on the spindle.
OU'IETIBLADEWASHER
WITH DOUBLE
"D" FLATS
• Depressspindle lock button and replace blade bolt.
NOTE: The blade bolt has left hand threads. Turn blade
bolt countemlockwiseto tighten.
_NRER
BLADE
WASHER
WITH
DOU6LE"D"FLATS
Fig. 17
• Tightenblade bolt securely,
• Replace the lower blade guard and blade bolt cover.
• Retightenthe phillipsscrew secudngthe blade bolt
COV8_
,,_& CAUT|ON: Make sure the spindle lock button ia not
engaged before reconnectingsaw to power source.
Never engage spindle lock button when blade is
rotating.
IPINDLE
LOCK
OLIn'ON
Fig. 18
18
MOUNTING
THE LASER
See Figure 19.
GUIDE
ALIGNING THE LASER GUIDE
See Figure20.
I Unplug the sew.
See "ToInstall Blade" on page 17 in the Assemb/yssct[on
of this operator's manual.
LINE
•
Make sure inner blade washer Is In place before
positioningblade on the spindleof the saw,
NOTE: The laser guide replacesthe outer blade
washer.
The laser guide wit] generatea red coloredline on the
work surfacewhen the b}adeis spinningabove 500 rpm.
The red laser line will appear as e broken line on the
workplace when the blade assembly Is in the uppermost
position and the motor switch Is activated. This broken
line will let you see your mark and your laser guide fineat
the same time, 8ttd will assist you in lining up your mark
lor more accurate cuttingof the workplace.
•
Place the laser guide onto the spindle, aligningthe
double "O" f_atein the laser guide w_th "the_a_.son the
spindle.
Alignthe Lasertinsand your mark with the blade at the uppermost position.Once both linesare in alignment, do not
move the workplace untLL
after you have finished cutting.
• Positionflat surface of laser guide against the blade.
Warning labels are visible when ia.serguide Is mounted
properly.
• Depress spindlelock button and secure lapserguide
using only the specialhex key bolt provided.
As the blade assembly is lowered toward the workplace,
the broken line willbecome solid.
Make severalpractice cuts on differentstylesand thicknasa of material.
Foflowthe directionsbelow for using the Laserguide.
NOTE"The hex key bolt has left hand threads. Turn
bolt counterclockwiseto tighten.
Removing Your Mark:
Po._ttionthe laser line near the left edge of your mark on
the work surfacein order to remove the mark.
• Using the blade wrench providedwith the saw, tighten
bolt securely,
•
Remove the blade wrench and store it in a safe place
for future use.
•
Replacethe lower blade guard and blade bolt cover.
•
Retighten phillipsscrew securingblade bolt cover.
Tighten screw securely.
_i
To Cut Your Mark:
Positionthe laser line near or over your mark on the work
surface in order to cut the mark.
To Leave Your Mark:
Positionthe laser line near the right edge of your mark on
the work surface In order to leave the mark.
After you have become fam_lar with ostngthe laser gutde,
you will be able to remove, cut, or leave your mark on the
wor_ surface. Practtoew_ teach yo_ the correctpos_'_on
for aligningthe laser linewith your mark.
DANGER: Laser radiation. Avoid direct eye contact
with light source.
BLADE
LASER
GUIDE
HE)(KEY
BOLT
SPINDLE
BROKEN
REOLtNE
INNER
BLADE
WASHER
_BLADE
WRENCH
Fig. 19
Fig. 20
19
NOTE:Manyoftheillustrations
inthismanual
showonly
porttons
ofthecompound
mitersaw.ThisIsIntantEonal
so
thatwecanclearlyshowpointsbeingmade in the
FRAMING
SQUARE
FENCE
MITERTABLE
illustrations.Never operate your saw without all guards
securely In grace and rn good operating condition.
SQUARING
THE MITER
FENCE
See F/gums 21 - 24.
TABLE
TO THE
• UnpLugthe saw.
• Push down on the saw arm and pull out the lock pinto
release the saw arm.
• Raise saw arm to its full raised position.
• Loosenthe miter lock handle.
•
THRUATPLATE
VIEWOFMITERTABLENOTSQUARE
WITH
FENCE.AQ-tUS-'Th_EXTS
APEREQUWLED
Rotate the miter table until the pointer is positioned
atO'.
Fig, 22
•
•
Retightenthe miter lock handle.
Laya framing square fiat on the miter table. Place one
leg of the square againstthe fence. Place the other
leg of the square beside the throat plate In the miter
table. The edge of the square and the slot in the throat
plate in the miter table shouldbe parallelas shown in
figure 21,
• If the edge of the framlng squareand the throat plate
in the miter table are not parallel as shown in itgures22
and 23, adjustments are needed.
• Using the bladewrench, loosen the socket head
screws securingthe fence. Adjust the fence lefl or right
until the framing squareand throat plata am parallel.
• Retigbtanthe screws securelyand recheck the fenceto-table alignment before reinstallingthe slidingmiter
fence.
FRAMING
SQUARE
FRAMING
FENCE
/
MITERTABLE
. ,go
FENCE
MITERTABLE
VIEWOFMITERTABLEHOTSQUARE
WITH
FENCE,ADJUSTMENTS
AREREQUIRED
Fig. 23
SOCKET
HEAD
SCREW(S)
SOCKET
HEAD
SCREW(S)
THROATPLATE
NAPDLE
VIEWOFMITERTABLESQUARE
WITH FENCE
CORRECTLY
ADJUSTED
Fig. 21
Fig, 24
2D
SQUARING
THE SAW BLADE TO THE FENCE
See Figures25 - 28,
• Unplugthe saw.
• Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the look
pin to hold the saw arm in transportposition,
• Loosenthe miter lock handle,
• Rotate the miter table until the pointer is positioned
at0".
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
BLADE
Retightenthe miter lock handle.
Lay a framing square fiat on the miter table. Place one
leg of the square againstthe fence, Slide the other leg
ofthe square againstthe flat pad of blade.
NOTE: Make sure that the square contacts the fiat part
of the blade, nottheblade teeth.
The edge of the square and the blade shouldbe parallel as shown in figure 25.
If the front or back edge of the blade angles away from
the square as shown in figures 26 and 27, adjustments
are needed.
Using a 8 mrn wrench, loosenthe hex screwsl_at
secure the mounting bracket to the mlter table.
Rotate the mounting bracket left or dght untilthe blade
is parallelwith the square. '
Retfghtanthe screws secure(yand recheckthe bladeto-fence alignment.
BASE
FRAMING
:SQUARE
VIEWOFBLADENOTSQUAREWITH
FENCE,A[_JU6I"MENTS
AREREQtIIRED
Fig. 26
6LADE
FENCE
BASE
FRAMING
SQUARE
VIEWOFBLADENOTSQUARE
WITH
FENCE,ADJUSTMENTH
AREREQUIRED
Fig. 27
8 mm HO_KET
HEADSCREW(S)
FENCE
BASE
MITER
TABLE
FRAMING
HQUARE
_EW OFBLADE
SQUARE
WITHFENCE
Fig. 25
MOUNTING
BRACKET
21
2S
SQUARING THE BLADE TO THE MITER
TABLE
See Figures29 - 31.
•
Unplug the saw.
•
Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the 1ock
pin to hold the saw arm in transport position,
Loosen the miter lock handle.
•
FENCE
• Rotate the miter table untilthe pointer is positioned
at0",
• Securelytighten the miter lock handle.
•Looeen bevel lock knob and set saw arm at 0" bevel
(blade set 90' to mlter table}, Tighten bevel lock knob,
•
MITER
TABLE
Place a comb(nationsquare againstthe miter table and
the fiat part of saw blade.
CORRECT
ViEWOFBLADE
SQUARE
WITHMITERTABLE
NOTE: Make sure that the square contacts the fiat par_
of the saw blade, not "theblade teeth.
•
Rotate the blade by hand and cheCk the blade-to-table
alignment at several points,
•
The edge of the square and the blade should be parallel.
Fig. 29
FENCE
• If the top or bottom of the blade angles away from the
square as shownin figure30. adjustmentsare needed.
•
Using a 10 mm wrench or adjustable wrench, loosen
the lock nut securingpositive stop adjustment screw.
/_eeloosenbevellockknob.
"BLADE
• Adjust positive stop adjustment screw to bring blade
Into alignmentwith the square.
•
MITER
COMBINATION
TABLE
SQUARE
VIEWOFBLADENOTSQUARE
WITHMITER
TABLE,ADJUSTMENTS
AREREQUIRED
Retightenbevel lock knob. Next, retightenIook nut
seCuringthe positive stop adjustment screw. Recheck
blade-to-table alignment.
NOTE: The above procedure can be used to check
squareness of the blade to the miter table at both 0"
and 45" angles.
Fig. 30
POSITIVESTHP
ADJUSTMENT
SCREWFOR
O°ANGLES
LOCK
NUT(S)
Fig. 31
22
This caw hasthree scale indicators,two on the bevel
scale and one on the miter scale. After squadng adjustments have been made, it may be necessaryto loosen the
indicator screws and reset them to zero.
FENCE
• BLADE
COMBINATION
SQUARE
MITER
TABLE
VIEWOFflLADENOTSQUARE
WITHMITER
TABLE,ADJUSTMENTS
AREREQUIRED
_k
Fig. 32
APPLICATIONS
WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with tools to
make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of e second is sufficient to inflict severeinjury.
This product hasbeen designedonlyfor the purposes
)}stedbelow:
• Cress cutting wood and plastic
_k
_,
• Cross cuffing miters, joints,etc. for pictureframes
moldings, door casings, and fine jolnery
• Beve_cu_.tin9and compouncLcuing
WARNING: Alwayswsar safety goggFsaor safety
glasseswith side shieldswhen operatingtools. Failum to do so could resultin objects being thrown _nto
your eyes resultingin possibleseriousInjury.
NOTE: The blade provided is fine for most wood cutting
operations,but for fine Joinerycuts or cuttingplastic, use
one of the accessory blades avaiisb_e from your nearest
Sears retailstore.
WARNING: Do not use any attachments or accessories not recommended by the manufacturerof
this tool. The use of attachments or accessoriesnot
recommended can resultin seriouspersonal inlury.
_k
CAUTION: Do not start the compound miter caw
without checking for interference between the blade
and the throat plate. Damage couid resultto the
blade if it strikes the throat plate dudng operationof
the saw,
23
WARNING: Beforestarting any cutting operation,
clamp or bolt the compound miter saw to a workbench, Never operate the miter saw on the floor or in
e crouched posit'ion.Failureto heed this warning can
resultIn sedouspersonalinjury.
NOTE: Always check for interference between the blade
and the silding miter fence BEFORE attempting to make
a cut. Some compound miter cuts rsquim the sliding miter
fence to be moved or completely removed before making
the cut.
CUTTING
WITH
THE (_OMPOUND
• Tighten the miter lock handle securely.
_1. WARNING: To avoid serious personalinjury,always
tighten the miter lock handle securelybefore making
e cut. Failureto do so could resultin movement of
the controlarm or miter table while making a cut.
MITER
SAW
_lb
WARNING: When using a work c_mp or C-clamp
to secure the workpiece, clamp workplace on one
side of the blade only. The workplece must remain
fTeeon one side of the blade to preventthe blade
from bindingIn workplece.The workplace bindlng
the blade w_llcause mo'torstallingand idckback. "This
situationcould cause an accident resultingin possible serious personalinjury.
• Placethe workplace flat on the miter table with one edge
securelyagainst the fence. If the board Is warped, place
the convex side againstthe fence. If the concave edge
of a board is placed against the fence, the board could
collapse on be blade at the end af the cut, jamming the
blade.
• Wt_tn cutting (ongpieces of lumber or molding, support
the opposite end of the stock wffh a roller stand or wffh
a work surface level with the saw tabJe. Sac Figura 38,
Align cutting line on the workpiece with the edge of
blade.
Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure
it against the fence or use the optional work clamp or a
C-clamp to secure the workplace.
WARNING: To avoid eedous personalinjury,keep
hands outside the no handszone; at least 3 in. from
blade. Never perform any cuttingoperation freehand
(withoutholdingworkplace against the fence),The
blade could grab the workplace if it slips or twists.
•
Beforo turning on the saw, perform a dry run of the cuttJng
operation just to make sure that no problems will occur
when the cut is made,
• Grasp the saw handle firmly then squeeze the switch
tdgger. Allow several seconds for the blade to reach
maximum speed.
• Slowlylower the blade intoand through the workplace.
Fig. 33
• Release the switch trigger and aiidw the blade to stop
rotating before raisingthe bradeout of workplace. WaR
until the electric brake stops b_de from '_umingbefore
removingthe workplace from the miter tsbie.
TO CROSSCUT
See Figure 33.
A crosscutis made by cuffing across the grain of the
workplace. A straight crosscutis made with the miter
table set at the 0" position.Miter crosscutsare made with
the miter table set at some angle other than zero.
•
•
Pullout the lock pin and lift sew arm to its fullheight.
Loosenthe miter lock handle.
•
Lift the miter lock plate to disengage.
•
Rotate the saw table until the pointer aligns with the
desired angle on the miter scale.
•
Release the miter lock plate.
NOTE: You can quicklylocate O', 15", 22-1/2", 31.62",
and 45" left or fight by releasingthe lock plate as you
rotate the controlarm. The lock plate will seat itself In
one of the positive stop notches, located _nthe m'_ter
table frame.
24
TO BEVEL CUT
See Figures34.35.
A bevel cut is made by cutting across the grain of the
workpiece with the blade angled to the workpiece. A
straight bevel cut Is made with the miter table set at the
zero degree position and the blade set at an angle
between 0"and 45",
• Pull out the lock pin and riftsaw arm to its full height.
• Loosen the miter lock handle.
• Lift the miter lock plats to disengage.
• Rotate the saw table untilthe pointeraligns with zero
on the miter scats.
• Release the miter lock plate.
NOTE: You can quickly locate zero by releesingthe
lock plate as you rotatethe controlarm. The lock plate
will seat itself in one of the built-in positive stop notches, located In the miter table frame.
• Tighten the miter lock handle securely.
Jl_ WARNING: To avoid serous personal inju_, always
tighten the miter lock handle securely beforemakin_
a cut. Failureto do so coutdresu_. In movement of
the control arm or miter table white making a cut,
•
•
•
•
Align the cutting line on the workpiece with the edge of
sew blade.
•
Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure it
against the fence or usa the optional work clamp or a
C-clamp to secure the workpiece.
_1= WARNING: To avoid seriouspersonal Infury,
keep handsaway from cuttingarea. Never perform
any cutting operation freehand (without holding
workpiece ag_'cnst the fence). The blade could grab
the ,_orkp'_co _fitslips or twists.
•
i
• Adjustments of the miter fence must be made to cop
respondto the desiredangle of the bevel cut prior to
tilting the saw arm. The fence is marked for 0=,30 °, or
45°. Loosen the fence screw on the miter fence, slide
the fence to the desired position,and retlghtanthe
fence screw.
• The 45 ° triangleon the miter fence providesfor the
maximum clearance required for ad)ustlngthe miter
saw'sangle when makinga bevel or compound cut.
• Loosenthe bevel lock Knoband move the saw arm to
the left or dght to the desired bevel angle.
NOTE=When bevelingto the right, itwill be necessary
to swivel the stop screw out of the way.
• Bevel angles can be set from 0"to 45".
• Alignthe indicatorpoint for the desired angle.
LEFTSIDE
INDICATOR
Once the saw arm has been set at the desired angle,
securely tighten the bevel lock knob.
Place the workpiece fiat on the miter table with one
edge saCuTely against the fence, if _hs board is warped,
place the convex side against the fence. _f the concave
edge of a board is placed against the fence, the board
could collapse on the blade at the end of the cut, jamming the blade.
When cuffing tong pieces of lumber or molding,
support the opposite end of the stock wWn a rotter
stand or with a work sudece level with the saw table.
Beforeturning on the saw. p_rform a d_ runof the cutting operationJus_to make sure that no problemswitl
occurwhen the cut is made.
•
Grasp the sew handla firmly then squeeze the switch
trigger,Allow several secondsfor the blade to reach
maximum speed.
• S_owlylower the b_de Into and throughthe workplace.
• Release the swftchtrigger and allow the sew blade to
stop rotaling before raisingthe bla_e out of workptsce.
Wa_tuntilthe electricbrake stops blade from turning
before removingthe workplace from miter table.
BEVELCUT
RIGHTSIDE
INDICATOR
SCALE
Fig, 35
TO MAKE A COMPOUND
MITER
CUT
•
Recheck miter angle setting.Make a test cut in scrap
material.
•PIsce the workplace flat on the rarer table with one
edge security againstthe fence. It the board is warped,
place the convex side against the fence. The concave
edge of a board could coffapea on the b_adeat the end
ofthe cul, jamming the blade.
• When cutting long pieces of lumber or molding, support the opposite end of the stock with a rollerstand or
with a work surface level with the saw table.
• ALignthe cutting line on theworkpiece with the edge of
saw b_de.
• Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure it
against the fence or usethe optional work clamp or a
C-clamp to securethe workplace when possible.
A compound miter cut is a cut made usinga miter angle
and a bevel angle at the same time, This type of cut Is
used to make picture frames, cut molding, make boxes
with slopingsides, end for certain roof framfng outs.
To make this type of cut the control arm on the miter table
must be rotated to the correct angle and the sew arm
must be dited to the correct bevel angre, Care should
always be taken when making compound miter setups
due to the interactionof the two angle settings.
Adjustments of miter and bevel settingsare interdependent with one another. Each time you adjust the miter
settingyou change the effect of the bevel sa_ng. Also,
each time you edlust the bevel setting you change the
effect of the miter settfng.
It may take several settings to obtain the desired cut. The
first angresetting should be checked after settingthe
second angle, since adjusting the second angle affects
the first.
_,
Once the two correct settingsfor a particular cut have
been obtained, always make a test cut in scrap material
•
before makinga finish cut in good material.
• Pullout the lock pin and [fitsaw arm to its full height.
• Loosenthe miter lock handle.
• Lift the miter lock plate to disengage.
• Rotate the sew table untilthe pointer alignswith the
desired angle on the miter scale,
• Release the miter lock plate.
NOTE: You can quickly locate 0°, 15°, 22-1/2 °, 31.62°,
and 45 ° left or dght by releasingthe miter lock plate
as you rotate the control arm. The miter lock plate will
seat Itself In one of the positive stop notches, locateq
in miter table h'ame.
•
_,
•
Retightan the miter lock handle securely.
WARNING: To avoid seriouspersonal lnju_/,always
tighten the miter lock handle securely before making
a out. Faiturato do so could resell Inmovement of
the control arm or miter table while making a cut.
• Adjustmentsof the miter fence mustbe made to correspondto me desired angle of the bevel cut prior to
tilting the saw arm. The,fence Is marked for g°, 30 °, or
45 °, Loosenthe fence screw on the miter fence, slide
the fence to the desired position, and retightenthe
fence screw.
• The 45° triangle on the miter fence providesfor the
maximum clearance required for adjusting the miter
saw'sangle when making a bevel or compound cut.
• Loosenthe bevel lock knob and move the sew arm to
the left or right to the desired bevel angle.
• Bevel angles can be set from 0"to 45",
• Once the saw arm has been set at the dsaired angle,
securelytighten the bevel lock knob.
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WARNING: To avoid sedous personalinjury, always
keep hands away from cutting area. Never perform
any cutting opera_'onfreehand (wRhoutholding
workpieca against the fence), The brada could grab
the workpiece if it slipsor twists.
Before turning on the saw, perform a dry run of the cutting operation just to make sure that no problems will
occur when the cut Is made.
Grasp the saw handle firmly then squeeze the switch
trigger. Allow several seconds for the blade to reach
m_mum
spewed.
•
Slowly lower the blade into and through the workpiece,
•
Release the switch trigger and allow the blade to stop
rotating before raising the blade out of workplace. Walt
u_til the e_ectdc b_ke stops blade from turning before
removing the won_pieee horn miter table.
SUPPORT LONG WORKPIECES
See Figure 38.
Longworkpieces need extra supports. Supportsshould
be placed along the workpiece so it does not sag. The
support should let the workplece lay f/at on the baee
of the saw and work table dudng the cutting operation.
Use the optional work clamp or a C-clamp to secure the
workpiece.
_,
WARNING: To avoid serious personalinjury,always
keep hands outside the no hands zone; at least3
in, from blade. Never perform any cutting operation
fraehand (without holding workplece againstthe
fence), "Theblade coutd grab the wor_piece _fit stips
or twists.
4,5"X 48"COMPOUND
MITERCUT
Fig. 37
LONGWORKPIECE
ROLLER
SUPPORT
Fig. 38
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CUTrlNG COMPOUNDMITERS
To aid in making the correct se_ngs, the compoundangle se_ng chart below has been provided.Since compound cuts
are the mo_t difficutt to accuratety obtain, trfatcuts shourdbe made in scrap materiat, and much thoughtand ptanning
made, priorto making your required cut.
NUM-"-L., ,Jr o,_=,=
PITCH
ol=slo
o"
5"
10°
4
I 5
6 I
7 I
8 I
9 I 10
M- .oo ° M- oo" M-3000"I M-25,71"M-22.50"M-20,00"U-18,00
=
B- 0.00= B- 0,00° B-0.00 =
M-44"89= M'35"90= M-29'gl=
B- 3.53" B- 2.94" iB- 2.50"
B- 0.00°
M-25'63°
B- 2,17 =
B-0.00 °
M-22"42=
B- 1.91°
B- 0.00° B- 0.00=:
M'19"93° M'17"94=
B- 1.71° B- 1.54=
M-44-56 °
B- 7,05°
M-44.01 °
B-10.55"
M-19.72 °
B- 3.40°
M-19.37 =
B- 5.08°
M-35.58 °
B- 5.86"
M-35,06 °
B- 8,75°
M-29,62°i
B- 4.98"
M-29.15 °
B- 7.44°
M-25,37 °
B- 4.32°
M-24.95 =
B- 6.45"
M-22.19 °
B- 3.81°
M-21.81 °
B- 5.68"
20°
M- 43.22" M- 34,32°
B-14.00 ° B-11.60 °
M- 28.48 °
B- 9.85=
M- 24.35°
B- 8.53°
M- 21.27 ° M- 18.88" M- 16.98°
B- 7,52" B- 6.72" B- 6.07°
25 °
M-42.19 °
B- 17.39"
M-33,36 °
B- 14.38°
M-27.62 °
B- 12.20°
M-23.56 °
B- 10.57°
M-20.58 ° M- 18.26° M- 16.41°
B- 9.31° B- 8.31" B- 7.50"
30 °
M-40-89°IM-32,18
°
B- 20.70 ° B- 17.09°
M-26.57 °
B- 14.48°
M-22.64 °
B- 12.53°
M-19.73°
B- 11.03°
M-17.50 " M-15.72 °
B- 9.85 ° B- 8.89°
35°
M-39.32 ° M-30.76 °
B-23.93 = B- 19,70°
M-25.31 °
B- 16.67"
M-21.53 = M-18.74 °
B- 14.41° B- 12.68=
M-16.60 = M-14.90 °
B- 1!.31 ° B- 10.21°
40°
M-37.45 ° M-29.10 °
B-27.03" B-22.20 =
M-23,86 = Vl-20,25 °
B-18.75"
B- 16,19=
M-17.80 ° M-15,58 °
B- 14.24° B-12.70 °
M-13.98 =
B-11.46 °
45°
M-35-26° M-27.19 °
B- 30.00" B-24,56"
M-22,21 °
B-20.70 °
M-18.80 °
=L-17,87"
M-16.32 ° M-14,43 °
B- 15,70° B- 14.00°
M-12.94 °
B- 12,62"
M-25,03"
B-26.76 =
M-20,36 °
B- 22.52 °
M-17.20 °
B- 19.41=
M-14.91 ° M-13.17 °
B- 17.05" B- 15.19=
M-11.80 °
B- 13.69°
55=
M-29.84 ° M-22.62 °
B- 35,40" B-28,78 °
M-18,32 °
B-24.18 °
M-15.44 ° M-13.36 ° M-11,79 ° M-10.56 °
B- 20,82 ° B- 18,27" B- 16.27° B- 14.66°
60 °
M-26.57 = M-19.96 °
B- 37,76° B-30,60"
M-16.10 °
13-25,66°
M-13.54 =! M-11.70 ° M-10.31 °
B- 22,07° E3-19.35" B-17.23"
M-22.91 = M-17.07 °
B-39.86"
B'32.19 °
M-13,71 ° M-11.50 = M- 9.93 ° M- 8.74=; M- 7.82°
8-26,95 ° 18-23.16"
B-20.29 ° B-18.06 ° 8-16.26 °
70 °
M-18-88 ° M-13.95 °
B-41.64 ° B-33.53 °
M'11.17 °
B-28.02"
M- 9,35 °
B-24.06"
M- 8.06° M- 7.10= M- 6.34°
B-21.08 = B-18.75 ° B-16.88 °
75 =
M-14.51 ° M-10.65 °
B-43.08 ° B-34.59 °
M- 8.50°
B-28.88"
M- 7.10°
B-24,78 °
M- 6.12° M- 5.38° M- 4.81=
B-21.69 ° B-19.29 = B-17.37 °
80 °
M- 9.85 = M- 7.19°
B- 44.14" B-35.37 =
M- 5.73°
B-29,50 °
M- 4.78°
B-25,30 =
M- 4.11= M- 3.62°
B- 22.14" B- 19.68°
M- 3.23"
B- 17.72"
85°
M- 4.98 ° M- 3.62°
B- 44,78= B-35.84"
M- 2.88°
B-29.87 °
M- 2.40°
B-25.61"
M-2.07 =
B-22.41 °
M-1,92 °
B- 19.92"
M- 1.62°
B- 17.93°
90 °
M- O.00= M- 0,00°
B-45,00" B-38.00 °
M- 0.00°
B-30.00 =
M- 0.go"
B-25.71 °
M- 0,DO° M- 0.00°
B-22.50 ° B-20.00 °
M- 0,00°
B- 18,00"
15°
50°
65°
iM-32.73 °
B-32_80 °
Each B (Bevel)and M [Miter)Setting Is Given to the Closest0.005=.
COMPOUND-ANGLE SETTINGS FOR POPULAR STRUCTURES
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M-17.74 °
B- 3.08=
M-17.42 =
B- 4.59"
M- 9.23°
B- 15.52°
CU'I'I'ING CROWN MOLDING
The compound miter sew does an excellentJobof cutting crown molding. In general, compound miter eaws do
a better Jobof cuffing crown molding than any othertool
made,
When settingthe bevel and miter angles for compound
miters, rememberthat the settingsare interdependent;
changing one angle changes the other angleas well.
Keep in mind that the angles for crown moldingsare very
preciseand dl_cult to set. Since it is very easy for these
angles to shift,all settingsshouldfirst be tested on scrap
molding. Alsomost wafts do not have angles of exactly
90", _erefore, you wlfl need to fine tune yoursettings.
In order to fit properly,crown molding must be compound
mltaredwith extreme accuracy,
The two contact surfaces on a piece of crown molding
that fit flat against the ceiling and the wall of a roomare at
anglesthat, when added together,squat exactly g0".Most
crown molding has a top rearangle (_e section _at fits
fiat againstthe ceiling}of 52"and a bottom rear angle(the
sectionthat fits fiat against the wail}of 38",
LAYING MOLDING
TABLE
See F'tgure39,
FLAT ON THE
When cutting crown molding by this method the bevel
angle shouJdbe set at 33.9" either rightor left. The crown
molding stops are marke_ either33.9"or 45"for the exact
angle for cuffing crown molding (see _gure 40).The miter
angle shouldbe set at 31.62" either right or left, depending
on the desirecicut for the applieation. See the chart below
for correctangle settingsand correctpositioningof crown
moldingon miter table.
MITER
The settingsin the chart on pegs 39 can be used for cuttingAJ]Standard (U.S.) crown molding with 52"and 38"
angles. The crown molding is placed flat on _.hemiter table
using the compound features of your miter saw.
To use this method for accurately cutting crown molding
for a 90" insideor outside comer, ray the molding with Its
broad back surface flat on the miter table and against the
fence.
62"
CEILING
w
A
L
L
INSIDE
CORNER
FENCE
TOPEDGEAGAINSTFENCE• LEFTSIDE,INSIDECORNER
• RIGHTSLOE,OUTSIOE
CORNER
FENCE
BD7"I'DM
EDGEAGAINSTFENCE,,
• RIGHTSIDE,[KSIDECORNER
• LEFTSLOE,OUTSIDECORNER
MITERTABLE
©
OUTSIDE
CORNER
MITERTABLE
0
CROWNMOLDINGFLATONMITSRTABLE
Fig. 39
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molding. Also mostwalls do not have angles of exactly
90",therefore,you will need to fine tune your settings.
When cutting crown molding by this method the bevel
angte should be set at 0".The miter anglo shouldbe set at
45"either right or left, dopondingon the desired cut for the
sppLLcation.
Usingthe markings on the throat plata, you can accurately
cut All Standard (U.S.)with 52"and 38"angles in sizes
of 2-3/4 in., 3-5/8 in., 4-5/8 in., and 5-1/4. You cannot
usa the markingson the throat platowhon cutting crown
moldingwith 45"and 45"angles.
• Loosenthe crown molding stop by turning the knob
countemlockwlse.
33.9
°
•
• With the bottom of the molding (wall aide)against the
miter fence and the top of the molding(callingaide)
against the miter table, alignwith the desired mark on
the throat plate then spin the crown moldingstop until
it fits snugglyagainst the crown molding.
• Secure the crown molding stop in placa by turningthe
knob clockwise.
• Hold the crown molding in place with your hand(the
side not securedwith the stop).
NOTE: NEVER haveyour hand inside the no hands
zone while the saw Is on,
• Slowty towerthe blade Into and through the workptece,
• Release the switch triggerand allow the blade to stop
rotat'mgbefore raisingthe blade out of workpiace.Wait
untilthe elactflc brokestopa blade from turning before
removJngthe workplace from miter table.
Fig.40
Bevel
Angte
Setting
Typeof Cut
33.85"
Leftside,insidecomer
1.Topedgeofmoldingagainstfence
2. MitertablesetrJght31.62"
3.Saveleftendof cut
33.85"
Right side, Inside corner
1. Bottom edge of molding against fence
2. Miter table set left 31.62"
3, Save left end of cut
_,3.65"
Left side, outside comer
1. Bottom edge of molding against fence
2. Miter table set left 31.62"
3. Save right end of cut
CROWNMOLDING
STOP
_._
Right side, outside corner
33.85"
Placethes_oplntheholeon e1_erthetefl
or thadght
s_deof +_he
saw's _es. See figure
41.
1. Top edge of molding against fence
2. Miter table set right 31.62"
3, Save right end of out
KNOB
I
!
CUTTING
MOLDING
USING THE CROWN
MOLDING
STOP
See Figures41 and 42.
To use this method for accurately cutting crown molding
for a 90"inside or outside corner,place the crown molding
upside down on the miter table.
Fig. 41
Keep in mind that the angles for crown moldingsare very
preciseand d]fficuitto set. Since it is very easy for these
engtes to shift, el!settingsshoutd first be tested on scrap
3O
MARIOHGSOH
THROATPLATE
WRONG
CUTTING WARPED
See Figures 43 - 44.
MATERIAL
Fig. 44
When cuttingwarped material, always make sure It Is
positionedon the miter table with the convex side
againstthe fence as shown in f_gure43.
,_
If the warped matedal Is positionedthe wrong way as
shown in f_gum44, it will pinch the blade near the completion of the cut.
WARN,|NG: To avoid a k_c_d_ack
_d to avoid
serious personaliniury,never positionthe concave
edge of bowed or warped material agaLnstthe fence.
CLAMPING
WIDE WORKPIECES
see Figure45.
When cuttingwLcleworkpieces such as a 2 in. x 8 in.,
boards shouldbe clamped with a C-clamp as shown in
figure 45.
WIDE
BOARD
RIGHT
Fig. 43
Fig. 45
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_,
PIVOT ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: Before performingany adjustment,
make sure the tool Is unplugged from the power
supply and the switch is in the OFF ( O ) position,
Failureto heed this warning could resultin serious
personalInfury.
NOTE: These edjusb'nerrts
were made at the factory and
normal_Jdo not requirereadjustment.
TRAVEL
PIVOT ADJUSTMENT
• The saw arm shouldrise completelyto the up position
by itself.
• If the saw arm does not raise by Itselfor if there Is play
in the pivot.ioints,have sew repairedat yournearest
Service Center.
The compound miter saw has been adjusted at the factory for making very accurate cuts. However, some of the
componentsmight have moved out of alIgnmentduring
shlpplng,AJso,over a period of time, readjustmentwrit
probably become necessary due to wear. After unpacking
the saw, check the following adjustments before you
begin using saw, Make any readjust_ants that are
necessary and per_odic_l_check the parts alignment
to make sure that the saw is cuffing accurately.
BEVEL PIVOT ADJUSTMENT
• The compound mitersaw shouldbeveJ easily by loosening the bevel lock knob and tiltingthe saw arm to the
left,
•
\
POSITIVESTOP
ADJUSTMENT
SCREWFOR
OOAHBLES
If movementis tightor if there is play in the pivot, have
saw repairedby a qualifiedservice technicianat your
nearest Sears Service Centerto avoid dsk of personal
injury,
DEPTH STOP
The depth stop is factory set to providemaximum cutting
capacity for the 12 In. saw blade providedwith the saw,
LOCK
NUT(S)
Fig. 46
32
,i_
WARNING: When serv!oing, use only identical
replacement par_e.Use of any other part may create
a hazard or cause productdamage.
DRUSFI
_1_ WARNING: Always wear cataty gogglesor safety
glasseswith side shields durlng power tool operation
or when blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also wear
a dust mask.
GENERAL
Avoid using solventswhen cleaning ptastic parts. Most
plasticsare susceptibleto damage from vedous types of
commercial solventsand may be damaged by their use.
Use clean clothsto remove dirt, carbon dust, etc.
,_L WARNING: Do not at any time let brake f_ulds,
gasoline,petroleum-based products, penetrating
oils. etc. come in contact wRh plasticparts. Chemicals can damage, weaken or destroyplastic which
may resuRin seriouspersonal injury.
FLg,
47
BRUSH REPLACEMENT
See Figure 47,
It has been found that elecb'ictools aresubjectto accelerated wear and possiblepremature failurewhen they
are used on fiberglassboats, sports cars, wallboard,
spacklingcompounds, or piaster.The chips and gdndings
from these materials are highlyabrasiveto electric tool
parts such as bearfngs,brushes, commutators,etc. Consequently,it is not recommended that this tool be used
for extended work on any fiberglass material,wallboard,
specklingcompounds, or piaster. Duringany use on these
matedais it [s extrsmely importantthat the tool is cleaned
frequentlyby blowingwith an air jet.
Yoursaw has externally accessible brush assembliesthat
should be periodicallychecked for wear.
Proceed as follow,, when replacement is required:
• Unplug the saw,
,_
• Remove brush cap with a screwdriver.Brush assembly
Is springloaded and will pop out when you remove
brush cap.
• Remove brush assembly.
• Check for wear. Replaceboth brusheswhen either has
less than 1/4 in. _engthof ca,,bonremaining.Do not
replace one side without replacingthe other,
• Reassembleusing new brushassemblies. Make sure
curvatureof brush m_tchas curvature of motor and
that brush moves freely in brushtube.
• Make sure brush cap is odented correctly (straight}and
repLace.
• "13ghten
brush cap sscursly.Do not overtighten.
LUBRICATION
All of the bearingsIn this tool are lubricatedwith a sufficient amount ot high grade lubricantfor the life of the unit
under normal operating conditions.Therefore, no further
lubricationIs required.
,_
WARN|NG: Falturato un_iug the saw could resultin
accidentalstarting causing seriousinjury.
WARNING: To ensure safety and reliability, ale
repairs -- with the exception of the externally accessibrebrushes -- should be performed by a qualified
service technicianat a Sears store to avoid risk of
personalinlury.
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CHANGINGTHE BATTERIES
See Figure 48.
•
LASERGUIDE
Unplugthe saw.
Remove the laser guide from the saw. Lay laser guide on
a flat surface wlth the two phillipsscrews facing upward.
Remove the screws and separate the laser guide cover
fromthe laser guide support.
,_'_I
SUPPORT
Remove the three button cell batteries usinga non-conductivedevice such as a toothpick.
NOTE: Replace the batteries with silveroxide batteries
that have a ratingof 1.5 volt and 180 mah (milliampere
hour) minimum (Number 357 silver oxide only).
LASERGUIDE
SUPPORT
(UPSIDEDOWNVIEW)
When replacingthe batteries, the laser guide shouldbe
thoroughlycleaned. Use a soft paintbrushor srmilardevice, to remove all sawdust and debds.
APERTURE
Do not attempt to activate the laser,
The laser is activated by means of a centrifugalswitch
only whilethe saw motor is runningend the laser guide is
mounted on the saw.
PLASTIC
'8ATrERY
INSULATOR
After cleaninglaser guide and replacingbatteries, secure
laser guide cover to laser guide support usingthe two
phillipshead screws, For proper assembly,be sure to
align the key on the laser guide cover with the key slot in
the laser guide support. Tighten screws securely.
NOTE: ApertureIn laser guide cover must be aligned with
aperture in laser guide supDort.
_i
BA'L-rERIES
NEGATIVE
(-}
LASERGUIDE
COVER
CAUTION: Use of c_ntrols or adjustments or pep
formance of procedures other than those spec[fied
€
[
KEY
SLOT
herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
APERTURE
Fig. 48
LASER GUIDE
DANGER: Laser radiationwhen open and interlock defeated. AVOID DIRECT EYE EXPOSURE.
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BELT REPLACEMENT
Sea Figure 4,9.
The sew is powered by a belt-driven motor. Periodioatly
check the belt for wear and replace it when nscessery.
Proceed as follows when replacement Is required:
• Unplug the saw.
_IL
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
BELTCOVER
WARNING: Failureto unplugthe sew could resultin
accidental starting causing seriousInjury.
Pullsaw arm all the way down and engage the lock pin
to hold the sew arm in transport position,
Using a phillipsscrewdriver,remove the screws from
the belt cover.Carefully lift the belt cover offthe housing and set aside.
Loosen the adjustment screws.
Loosenthe set screw on the motor housing,Push the
mot_r housing down unt'_lthere "Ls
enoughstack Inthe
belt for It to be removedfrom around the pulleys,
Place the new belt (groovesturned to the Inside)
arouncithe bo'_ompul)ey.
Push the motor housing down with one hand while
pulllngthe bert up and over fne second pulleywith the
other hand. Release themotor housing.
Turn the belt by hand until you are certainit is properly
a)igned on the grooves of the pulleys.
Liftthe motor housingup and retightenthe set screw,
Check belt tension by squeezing the belt. Using light
pressure,the beatshoutd de_ect approximately1/4 in.
NOTE=If belt tension is not correct, adjust the set
screw until tension is correct.
Once belt tension Is correct, retightenadjustment
MOTORHOUSING
SETSCREW
scr_s,
I
Reinstall
the belt cover with the phillips
screws.
Fig. 49
35
36
CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212350
3O
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Figure A
CRAFTSMANCOMPOUNDMITERSAW- MODELNUMBER315.212350 ....
The
MITER
model
SAW
numberwill
or when orderingrepairparts.
be foundon a plate attached to the motor housing.Alwaysmention the modelnumberin all correspondenceregardingyour
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PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE A
KEY PART
NO. NUMBER
QTY.
KEY
NO.
21
565A07020
Crown Molding_gtopAssembly
(IncludesKey Nos. 15-20) ............................... 1
22
511113000
SlidingMiter Fence Label................................ 2
23
56511200O
SlidingMiter Fence (left).................................. 1
Fence............................................................... 1
1
555516000
* Wing Nut (M8 x 30 ram)................................... 1
2
558511100
Clamp Bracket ................................................. 1
3
558507200
Stop Block....................................................... 1
4
558512100
* Wing Screw(1/4-20 x 12 ram)......................... 1
5
545506000
RollerSupport FrontBrace.............................. 1
6
oo
_o
DESCRIPTION
545507000
RollerSupport Base........................................ 1
7
A33055056000
8
5455090O0
9
A10003040050
* Screw(M4 x 5 mm Pan Hd._............................ 4
10
545511000
* Wing Screw (MS x 20 ram) .............................. 1
11
545505000
Roller SupportEnd Brace................................ 1
12
545508000
Roller ............................................................... 1
13
545A07030
Roller SupportAssembly
(IncludesKey Nos. 5-12) ................................. 1
Table Ex'tenslon............................................... 2
14
545512000
* Wing Nut (5/16 in.)**STD541631 .................... 1
Leveling Screw (5/18 in.) ................................. 1
15
565506000
Lower Tube, Adjustable ................................... 1
16
565505000
Upper Tube, Adjustable ................................... 1
17
A18003040080
* Set Screw (M4 x 8 ram)................................... 1
18
565504000
Crown Molding Clamp ..................................... 1
19
A35010823020
Flat Washer (MS x 23 x 2t)............................... 1
20
565507000
Crown Molding Knob ....................................... 1
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
24
565116000
25
A36030814204
* Lock Washer(M8) **STD852008 .....................4
26
A07103080200
* Bolt(M8 x 20 mm Soc. Hd.) ............................ 4
Fence Screw.................................................... 2
27
565123000
28
565111000
29
565117000
SlidingMiter Fence (right)................................ 1
Miter Lock Handle ........................................... 1
30
558111109
31
565110000
32
A10003050100
33
565113000
34
A35030501010
Rat Washer(M5 x 10 xl t)................................ 1
35
565106000
Throat Plete ..................................................... 1
36
565119000
Set Screw ........................................................ 2
37
565120000
38
A59000006000
Look Spring..................................................... 2
Ball ................................................................... 2
39
565122000
Bevel Stop (left) ............................................... 1
40
565121000
Bevel Stop (right) ............................................. 1
41
565118000
* Screw (M6 x 6 ram).......................................... 2
Clamp Nut ....................................................... 1
Fixed Plate....................................................... 1
* Screw (MS x 10 mm Pan Hd.) .......................... 6
Miter Indicator ................................................. 1
* Standard Hardware Item -- May Be Purchased Locally
** Available From DIv, 98 -- Source 980.00
*_' Available At Your Nearest Sears Catalog Order or Retail Store
•
CRAFTSMAN
I
COMPOUND
MITER
SAW - MODEL
NUMBER
315.212350
The model
numberwill
be found on a plate attached to the motorhousing,Alwaysmention the modelnumber in aUcorrespondenceregardingyour
MITER
SAW
or when orderingrepairparts.
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PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE A
KEy
NO.
PART
NUMBER
QTY.
KEY
NO.
O-Ring ............................................................. 3
61
A49010020056
Rivet................................................,................ 3
58807210O
Hand Warning Label........................................ 2
DESCRIPTION
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
42
A63000000041
43
A01003060250
* Hex Bolt (M6 x 25 ram).................................... 1
62
44
A30007006360
• Hex Nut (M6) **STD840610 ............................. 1
63
565109000
Line Label........................................................ 2
45
565115000
* Screw(M6 x 6 mm Pan Hd,}............................ 1
64
558109005
RubberGrommet ........................................... 1
46
565114000
A07610621000
Blade Wrench (6 mmx 120 ram)..................... 1
565104000
0' Bevel Stop ................................................... 1
MiterTable ...................................................... 1
65
47
66
545A07020
48
565107000
Cover Plate...................................................... 1
Work Clamp Assembly
(Includes Key Nos. 67-77) .............................. 1
49
$56500100
MiterTable Assembly
(IncludesKey Nos. 32, 47-48, 50-64) ............. 1
57
701106000
Quick Release.................................................. 1
68
701107000
Torsion Spring.................................................. 1
50
A19003050120
"Screw with washer (M5 x 12 mm Pan Hd.) ....,4
69
A42001060280
Quick Release Pin ........................................... 1
51
565108000
70
503511000
Clamp Plate ..................................................... 1
52
565105000
Miter Lock Plate............................................... 1
Shim................................................................. 2
71
A10003060180
53
545101000
Base................................................................. 1
72
A35071019300
Flat Washer (M10 x 19 x 3t)............................. 1
54
558105100
Table Spindle................................................... 1
73
545503000
Work Clamp Base............................................ 1
55
A35031025100
* Flat Washer(M10 x 25 x lt) ............................. 2
74
503507000
Spindle............................................................. 1
56
A36131020100
* SpringWasher (M10) "*STD852010................. 1
75
545504000
Thread Rod ...................................................... 1
67
A31703010008
* Nylon Lock Nut (M10)...................................... 1
76
A42001040240
Roll Pin ............................................................ 1
58
565102000
Miter Lock Plate............................................... 1
77
545502000
Work Clamp Knob ........................................... 1
59
A10003050120
60
565103000
78
A07910310000
79
511513000
* Screw(M5 x 12 mm Pan Hd.).......................... 1
Miter Scale....................................................... 1
* Sorew (M6 x 18 mm Pan Hd.).......................... 1
* 6 turn Hex Key ................................................. 1
Laser Glasses.................................................. 1
* Standard Hardware Item -- May Be Purchased Locally
_' Available From DIv. g8 -- Source 980.00
*** Available At Your Nearest Sears Catalog Order or Retail Storo
CRAFTSMAN
COMPOUND
MITER SAW - MODEL
NUMBER
315.212350
11
7
9
13
5
C_
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23
24
26
1
Figure B
CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND
MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212350
The modelnumberwJll
be found on a parts.
plate attached to the motorhousing.Alwaysmentton the model numberIn all correspondenceregardingyour
MITER
SAW or when orderingrepair
I
I
PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE B
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
OTY.
1
A10003050250 * Screw [MS x 25 Pan Hd.)................................. 2
15
589010200
Pivot Shaft ....................................................... 1
2
565202000
Bevel Pivot....................................................... 1
16
A63000000061
O-Ring ............................................................. 1
3
565201000
Bevel PivotSupport......................................... 1
17
545205000
Stop Pin........................................................... 1
4
A36031221309 * SpringWasher (M12) **STD852012................. 2
18
$56500600
5
555331000
Stop Pin Assembly
(IncludesKey Nos. 16-17) .............................. 1
6
19
589011308
Was_er............................................................. 1
A49010020056
Bivat
7
20
565203000
Bevel Pivot....................................................... 1
545202000
Bevel Scale...................................................... 1
8
$56500700
21
A30003006003 * Hex Nut (M6) "*STD840610 ............................. 2
Bevel PivotSupport Assembly
(IncludesKey Nos. 3, 6-7, 15, 21-22) ............. 1
22
A01003060160 * Bolt (M6 x 16 mm Hax Hd.) ............................. 2
* Bolt(M12 x 35 mm Hex Hd.) ........................... 2
..................................
, ...................
.....,...3
9
538327000
Spacer ............................................................. 2
23
A35030408080
Flat Washer(M4 x 8 x 0.6t) .............................. 2
10
545208000
Shaft ................................................................ 1
24
565204000
Bevel Indicator................................................. 2
11
565308000
TorsionSpring.................................................. 1
25
A35030410018
Flat Washer(M4 x 10 x lt) ............................... 2
12
A35031030300
Flat Washer(M10 x 30 x 3t)............................. 1
26
A10003040100 * Screw (M4 x 10 rnm Pan Hd.).......................... 2
13
A18003040080
Set Screw (M4 x 8 ram)................................... 1
14
565205000
Bevel Lock Knob ............................................. 1
* Standard Hardware Item - May Be Purchased Locally
** Available From Div, 98 - Source 980,00
CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND
MITER SAW ~ MODEL NUMBER 315.212350
Note: For Laser Guide repairor
replacement,contactyour nearest
Sears ServiceCenter
I
I
I
11
ro
Figure C
7
17
CRAFTSMAN
I
COMPOUND
MITER
SAW - MODEL
NUMBER
315.212350
he model
numberwillbe
found on a plate
MITER
SAW
or when orderingrepair
parts.attachedto the motorhousing.Alwaysmentionthe model number in all _orrespondence regardingyour
J
PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE C
K_Y
NO.
PART
NUMBER
$56500200
DESCRIPTION
Q't_Y.
LowerBlade Guard Assembly
(IncludesKey Nee. 2-15, 18, 21-23) ................ 1
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
OTY.
15
558404007
16
A10003060185 * Screw (M6 x 18 mm Pan Hd.).......................... 1
17
565407000
Unk Bushing.................................................... 1
18
565408000
Link.................................................................. 1
Bushing............................................................ 1
2
538417000
RetainingRing................................................. 2
3
566407000
Roller............................................................... 2
4
503402000
* Screw (M5 x 8 mm Pan Hd.)............................ 4
19
A19001050080 * Screw with washer (M5 x 8 mm Pan Hd.) ....... 1
5
565404000
Lower Blade Guard ......................................... 1
2O
558407100
ShoulderScrew............................................... 1
6
503413000
PacJ.................................................................. 1
21
545405000
Bumper............................................................ 1
7
565411000
TensionRing.................................................... 1
22
565406000
Blade BoltCover ............................................. 1
8
503414000
Sponge ............................................................ 1
23
555410000
* Bolt (Hex Hd.) .................................................. 1
9
565405000
LowerGuard Plate ........................................... 1
24
558422100
Blade Bolt ........................................................ 1
10
A35031226023
Flat Washer(M12 x 26 x 2l) ............................. 1
25
558410100
Outer BladeWasher ........................................ 1
11
503407000
Sleeve.............................................................. 1
26
565409000
Inner Blade Washer......................................... 1
12
A35030616105
FlatWasher (M6 x "t6x lt) .............................. 2
27
13
A31703006000 "Lock Nut (M6).................................................. 1
28
$56500300
ArborAssembly............................................... 1
14
A10003060180 "Screw (M6 x 18 mm Pan Hd.).......................... 1
29
555512000
Laser Guide Bolt .............................................. 1
Saw Blade ....................................................... 1
* Standard Hardware Item - May Be Purchased Locally
*" Available From Div. 98 - Soume 980,00
*** Complete Assortment Available At Your Nearest Seers Catalog Order or Retail Store
CRAFTSMAN
14
COMPOUND
16
\
12
MITER
SAW-
MODEL
36
NUMBER
315,212350
18
' 'i/
SEE NOTE
19
10
26
29
6
26
"-" ""
Figure D
CRAFTSMAN
J
COMPOUND
MITER
SAW-
MODEL
NUMBER
315.212350
The model
MITER
SAW
numberwillbe
or when orderingrepair
found on a plata
parts.attached to the motorhousing.Alwaysmentionthe modelnumber In all correspondenceregardingyour
I
I
PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE D
KEY
NO,
==
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
565A05020
Dust ChuteAssembly
(IncludesKey Nos. 2-5) ................................... 1
19
A18003080250 * Set Screw (MS x 25 ram)................................. 1
2O
E07000846157
Cord Clamp ..................................................... 1
2
545324000
Stud ................................................................. 1
21
A45203030080
Partial Kay (3 x 3 x 8 ram) .............................. 1
3
555421000
TorsionSpring.................................................. 1
22
565313000
Motor Pulley .................................................... 1
4
565304000
Dust Chute....................................................... 1
23
A35030516108
Flat Washer (M5 x 16 x lt) ............................... 1
5
565303000
Dust Hood ....................................................... 1
24
A07013050120 * Bolt (M5 x 12 mm Soo. Hd.) ............................ 1
6
A10003050100 "Screw (M5 x 10 mm Pan Hd.).......................... 3
25
565314000
Belt (PJ506-6V)................................................ 1
7
545305000
Lock Pin Plate.................................................. 1
26
565315000
Belt Cover........................................................ 1
8
545302000
Arbor Lock Pin................................................. 1
27
A10003050180 * Screw (M5 x 18 mm Pan Hd.).......................... 3
9
545303000
Compression Spring........................................ 1
28
10
545304000
Felt................................................................... 1
565501000
Dust Bag.......................................................... 1
29
545501000
Dust Guide....................................................... 1
11
545330000
Weming Label .................................................. 1
12
555402000
Logo Plate ....................................................... 1
30
A18003060150 * Set Screw (M6 x 15 ram) ................................. 2
13
565318000
Data Plate ........................................................ 1
31
A07013060120
Bolt 0V16x 12 mm Soc. Hd.) ............................ 1
14
588005100
BrushCap........................................................ 2
32
A35030619150
Flat Washer (MS x 19 x 1.5t)............................ 1
15
588006100
BrushAssembly ............................................... 2
33
A45204040080
PareJlelKey (4 x 4 x 8 mm) .............................. 1
16
511353000
Warning Label.................................................. 1
34
565311000
ArborPulley..................................................... 1
17
545328000
CarryingHandle............................................... 1
35
565A04000
Motor Assembly.............................................. 1
18
A70003060250 * Screw (M6 x 25 mm Pan Hd.).......................... 2
983000-550
Operator's Manual
* Standard Hardware Item - May Be Pumhased Locally
** Available From Div. 98 -- Source 980,00
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