Craftsman 172.21299 Operator`s manual

Operator's Manual
lO-in. Table Saw
Double Insulated
Model No.
172.21299
Save this manual for future reference.
CAUTION:
Read, understand and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions
in this manual before using this product.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
, SAFETY
• FEATURES
° ADJUSTMENT
° OPERATION
• MAINTENANCE
Warranty. ........................................................................................
Page
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Safety Instructions .......................................................................
Pages
3 - 11
Safety Symbols ........................................................................
Pages
3 and 6
Glossary
Pages
12-13
Unpacking .......................................................................................
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Tools Needed .................................................................................
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Description .....................................................................................
Assembly ........................................................................................
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Pages
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17-19
Adjustments
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Operation ...................................................................................
Maintenance ..................................................................................
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Pages
23-27
28-29
Accessories ...................................................................................
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of Terms ....................................................................
ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON COMPANION TOOL
If this Companion tool fails due to a defect in material or workmanship
within one year from the
date of purchase, CONTACT THE NEAREST SEARS PARTS & REPAIR CENTER at
1-800-4-MY-HOME
®and Sears will replace it, free of charge. This warranty applies only while
this product is in the United States.
This warranty
is void if this tool is used for commercial
This warranty gives you specific
from state to state.
Sears,
Roebuck
or rental purposes.
legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
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Estates,
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/ WARNING:
BE SURE to read and understand all safety instructions in this manual,
including all safety alert symbols such as DANGER, WARNING and CAUTION, BEFORE
using this saw.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious
personal injury.
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SAFETY SYMBOLS
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers.
The safety symbols, and the explanations with them, deserve your careful attention and
understanding. The safety warnings DO NOT by themselves eliminate any danger.
The instructions and warnings they give are no substitutes for proper accident prevention
measures.
SYMBOL MEANING
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SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL: Indicates danger, warning or caution.
May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs.
DANGER: Failure to obey a safety warning will result in serious injury to yourself
or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the rip,i: of fire, electric
shock and personal injury.
WARNING: Failure to obey a safety warning can result in _::,Jious i_!juiy to yourself
or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock and personal injury.
CAUTION: Failure to obey a safety warning may result in property damage or
personal injury to yourself or to others.
Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and
personal injury.
NOTE: Advises you of information
maintenance of the equipment.
or instructions
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The operation of any saw can result in foreign objects
being thrown into your eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
Before beginning power tool operation, ALWAYS wear safety goggles or
safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed. We
recommend A Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or
standard safety glasses with side shield, both available at Sears Retail
Stores. ALWAYS wear eye protection which is marked to comply with
ANSI Z87.1.
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY
GENERAL ELECTRICAL
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CONNECTIONS
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1. Use only identical replacement parts when servicing. Servicing should be
performed by a qualified service technician.
2. Do not use in rain or where floor is wet. This tool is intended for indoor use only.
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110-120-Volt, 60 Hz. Tool Information
The plug supplied on your tool may not fit into the outlet you are planning to use. Your local
electrical code may require slightly different power cord plug connections. If these
differences exist refer to and make the proper adjustments per your local code before your
tool is plugged in and turned on.
In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resistance
for electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This tool is equipped with an electric
cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug, as shown in
Figure A. The plug must be plugged into a matching outlet that is properly installed and
grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
Do not modify the plug provided. If it will not fit the outlet, have the proper outlet installed
by a qualified electrician.
A temporary adapter may be used to connect this plug to a 2-prong outlet (as shown in
Figure A), if a properly grounded 3-prong outlet is not available. This temporary adapter
should be used only until a properly grounded 3-prong outlet can be installed by a qualified
electrician. The green colored rigid ear, lug or the like, extending from the adapter must be
connected to a permanent ground, such as a properly grounded outlet box.
Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric
shock. The condvdor with insulation having an outer surface that is green with or without
yellow stripes i_ ihc _quipment-grounding conductor. If repair or replacement of the electric
cord or plug is ,,_xx_ssa:"_,b not connect the equipment-grounding conductor to a live
terminal.
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or removing
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or fromtothe
outlet.
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touch
the terminals of plug when
If the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if you are in doubt as to
whether the tool is properly grounded, check with a qualified electrician or service
personnel.
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If not properly grounded, this tool can cause an electrical
shock, particularly when used in damp locations, in proximity to plumbing, or out
of doors. If an electrical shock occurs there is the potential of a secondary
hazard, such as your hands contacting the saw blade.
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GENERAL ELECTRICAL
CONNECTIONS
cont.
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Fig. A
3-Prong Plug
Properly
Grounded
3-Prong
Outlet
NOTE: The adapter illustrated is for use
only if you already have a properly
grounded 2-prong outlet.
NOTE: In Canada, the use of a temporary
adapter is not permitted by the Canadian
Electrical Code
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3-Prong
Plug
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Connected
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Ground
2-Prong
Plug
1. If operating the power tool in damp locations is unavoidable, ALWAYS use a
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter to supply power to your tool. ALWAYS wear
electrician's rubber gloves and footwear in damp conditions.
2. DO NOT expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool
will increase the risk of electric shock.
3. ALWAYS periodically inspect tool cords and extension cords for damage. Have
damaged cords repaired at a Sears Service Center. BE SURE to stay constantly aware
of the cord location and keep it well away from the moving blade.
4. ALWAYS use the proper extension cord and MAKE SURE the cord is in good
condition. ONLY USE a cord that is heavy enough to carry the current your tool
will draw. An undersized cord will cause a current drop in line voltage resulting in a loss
of power and overheating. A wire gauge size AWG (American Wire Gauge) of at least
14 is recommended for an extension cord 25 feet or less in length. If in doubt, use the
next heavier size. Smaller gauge wires, have greater capacity (14 gauge wire has more
capacity than 16 gauge wire).
5. DO NOT abuse the cord. NEVER use the cord to pull the plug from the outlet. Keep
cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Replace damaged cords
immediately. Damaged cords increase the risk of electric shock.
6. When operating a power tool outside, ALWAYS use an outdoor extension cord marked
"W-A" or "W". These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric
shock.
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Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their
meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better
and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
Wet Conditions Alert
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Do not expose to rain or use in wet conditions.
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Read The
Operator's Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and
understand operator's manual before using this product.
Eye Protection
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields and a full face shield when operating this product.
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Safety Alert
Precautions that involve your safety.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will
result in serious personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will
result in serious personal injury.
No Hc_,_.:oSymbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will
result in serious personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will
result in serious personal injury.
Hot Surface
To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact
with any hot surface.
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WORK AREA SAFETY
1. ALWAYS keep your work area clean and well lit. DO NOT leave tools or pieces of
wood on the saw while it is in operation. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite
accidents.
2. DO NOT operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence
of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes.
3. ALWAYS keep bystanders, children and visitors away while operating a power
tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
4. ALWAYS make your workshop childproof with padlocks and master switches or by
removing starter keys.
5. ALWAYS make sure the work area has ample lighting so you can see the work and
that there are no obstructions that will interfere with safe operation BEFORE using
your saw.
PERSONAL SAFETY
1. ALWAYS know your power tool. Read the operator's manual carefully, learn the
saw's applications and limitations, as well as, the specific potential hazards related to
this tool.
2. ALWAYS stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when
operating a power tool. DO NOT use tool while tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools
may result in serious personal injury.
3. ALWAYS dress properly. DO NOT wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties, rings,
bracelets or other jewelry that can get caught and draw you into moving parts.
Non-slip footwear is also recommended.
Pull back long hair. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothing, jewelry or long hair
can be caught in moving parts.
4. ALWAYS remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning the tool on. A wrench
or a key that is left attached to a rotating part of the tool may result in personal injury.
5. ALWAYS wear safety glasses with side shields. Everyday eyeglasses have only
impact resistant lenses, they are NOT safety glasses.
6. ALWAYS wear a dust mask to keep you from inhaling fine particles.
7. ALWAYS protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection during extended periods of
operation.
8. ALWAYS secure your work. Use clamps or a vise to hold work when practical. It is
safer than using your hand and frees both hands to operate tool.
9. DO NOT overreach. ALWAYS keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper
footing and balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations.
10. ALWAYS avoid accidental starting. BE SURE switch is in the "Off" position
before plugging in.
11. NEVER stand on tool. Serious injury could occur if the tool is tipped or if the blade is
accidentally contacted.
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TOOL USE AND CARE SAFETY
1. NEVER leave the tool running unattended. ALWAYS turn it off. DO NOT leave the
tool until it comes to a complete stop.
2. DO NOT use the tool if the switch does not turn it "On" or "Off". Any tool that
cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous. ALWAYS have defective switches
replaced at a Sears Service Center.
3. ALWAYS disconnect the plug from the power source before making any
adjustments, changing accessories or storing the tool. Such preventive safety
measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
4. ALWAYS store idle tools out of the reach of children and other untrained
persons. Tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
5. ALWAYS maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to
control. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
6. DO NOT force the tool, it will do the job better and moresafely at the rate for which
it was designed.
7. ALWAYS use the right tool for the job. DO NOT force the tool or attachment to do a
job it was not designed for. Use it only the way it was intended.
8. Before using this saw, ALWAYS check for damaged parts, including guards for
proper operation and performance. Also ALWAYS check the alignment of
moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, saw stability,
mounting and any other condition that may affect the tool's operation.
If damaged, have the tool serviced at a Sears Service Center before using. Many
accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools.
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USE OF ACCESSORIES THAT ARE NOT RECOMMENDED
USE WITH THIS TOOL MAY CREATE A HAZARDOUS CONDITION.
9. ALWAYS use only accessories that are recommended for this tool.
Using improper accessories may cause the risk of serious injury.
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ADDITIONAL
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES FOR TABLE SAWS
1. ALWAYS USE SAW BLADE GUARD, splitter and anti-kick-back pawls for every
operation for which they can be used, including through sawing. Through sawing
operations are those in which the blade cuts completely through the workpiece when
ripping or cross-cutting.
2. ALWAYS HOLD WORK FIRMLY against the miter gauge or rip fence.
3. USE A PUSH STICK when required. Always use a push stick when ripping narrow
stock. Refer to ripping instructions in this Operator's Manual where the push stick is
covered in detail.
4. NEVER PERFORM ANY OPERATION "FREE HAND", which means using only your
hands to support or guide the workpiece. Always use either the fence or miter gauge
to position and guide the work.
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DANGER:
FREE HAND CUTTING IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF KICK-BACK
AND FINGER/HAND AMPUTATIONS.
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5. NEVER STAND or have any part of your body in line with the path of the saw blade.
Keep your hands out of the saw blade path.
6. NEVER REACH behind or over the cutting tool for any reason.
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10.
11.
NEVER use a rip fence when cross cutting.
DO NOT USE a molding head with this saw.
FEED WORK INTO THE BLADE against the direction of rotation only.
NEVER use the rip fence as a cut-off gauge when cross-cutting.
NEVER ATTEMPTTO FREE A STALLED SAW BLADE without first turning the saw
OFF. Turn power switch OFF and disconnect the plug from the power source
immediately to prevent motor damage and before removing material.
12. PROVIDE ADEQUATE SUPPORT to the rear and the sides of the saw table for long
or wide workpieces.
13. AVOID KICKBACKS (work thrown back towards you) by keeping the blade sharp,
the rip fence parallel to the saw blade and by keeping the splitter, anti-kickback pawls
and guards in place and functioning. Do not release the the work before it has passed
all the way past the saw blade and off the table. Do not rip work that is twisted,
warped or does not have a straight edge to guide it along the fence.
14. AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS and hand positions where a sudden slip could
cause your hand to move into the saw blade.
15. NEVER USE SOLVENTS to clean plastic parts. Solvents could possibly dissolve or
otherwise damage the material. Only a soft damp cloth should be used to clean
plastic parts.
16. MOUNT your table saw on a bench or stand before performing any cutting operations.
Refer to ASSEMBLY on page 17.
17. NEVER CUT METALS or materials which may make hazardous dust.
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ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES FOR TABLE SAWS cont.
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18. ALWAYS USE IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA. Remove sawdust frequently. Glean
out sawdust from the interior of the saw to prevent potential fire hazard.
19. NEVER LEAVETHE SAW RUNNING UNATTENDED. DO NOT leave the saw until it
comes to a complete stop.
20. FOR PROPER OPERATION follow the instructions in this Operator's Manual.
Failure to provide sawdust fall-through removal hole will allow sawdust to build up in
the motor area resulting in a fire hazard and potential motor damage (see page 17
for details).
21. DO NOT ALLOW ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THIS SAW. Anyone using this saw
must first read and completely understand all instructions in this Operator's Manual.
22.THE REAR OFTHETABLE
INSERT MUST BE FLUSH TOTHETABLE
during all
sawing operations. Two different inserts are provided for regular through-sawing
operations and dado cutting where a rubber adjusting spacer is provided under the
rear of the insert for this purpose.
23. DO NOT USE A DADO BLADE LARGER THAN 6-INCH DIAMETER AND
1/2-INCH WIDTH.
WARNING:
Some dust particles created by power sanding, sawing,
grinding, drilling and other construction jobs contain chemicals known to
cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of
these chemicals are:
• Lead from lead-based paints.
• Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products.
• Arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated
lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending upon how often you do this
type of work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals:
• Work in a well-ventilated area.
• Work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are
specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
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ADDITIONAL
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES FOR TABLE SAWS cont.
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The operation of any saw can result in foreign
objects being thrown into your eyes, which can result in severe eye
damage. Before beginning power tool operation, ALWAYS wear
safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a full face
shield when needed. We recommend a Wide Vision Safety Mask for
use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shield, both
available at Sears Retail Stores.
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SERVICE
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SAFETY
1. If any part of this table saw is missing or should break, bend, or fail in any way;
or should any electrical component fail to perform properly: ALWAYS shut off the
power switch and remove the table saw plug from the power source and have the
missing, damaged or failed parts replaced BEFORE resuming operation.
2. Tool service must be performed only at a Sears Service Center. Service or
maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
3. When servicing a tool, ALWAYS use only identical replacement parts. Follow
instructions in the Maintenance Section of this manual. Use of unauthorized
parts or failure to follow Maintenance Instructions may create a risk of electric shock
or injury.
The label on your tool may include the following
symbols.
V...........................................................................................
A ...........................................................................................
Hz .........................................................................................
W ..........................................................................................
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Volts
Amperes
Hertz
Watts
Minutes
Alternating current
Direct current
No-load speed
Class II construction
Revolutions or
reciprocation per minute
Indicates danger, warning
caution. It means attention!!!
Your safety is involved.
Arbor
The shaft on which a blade or cutting tool is mounted.
Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)
The number of turns completed by a spinning object in one minute.
FPM or SPM
Feet per minute (or strokes per minute), used in reference to blade movement.
No Hands Zone
The area between the marked lines on the left and right side of the miter table base.
This zone is identified by no hands zone labels placed inside the marked lines on the
miter table base.
Throat Plate
A plastic throat plate inserted in the miter table that allows for blade clearance.
Saw Blade Path
The area over, under, behind, or in front of the blade, as it applies to the workpiece.
That area which will be or has been cut by the blade.
Set
The distance that the saw blade tooth is bent (or set) outward from the face of the blade.
Miter Cut
A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle other than 90 ° to the fence.
Compound Miter Cut
A compound miter cut is a cut made using a miter angle and a bevel angle at the same time.
Cross Cut
A cutting or shaping operation made against the grain of the workpiece.
Bevel Cut
A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle other than 90 ° to the miter table.
Dado Cut
A non-through cut which produces a square-sided notch or trough in the workpiece
(requires special blade).
Chamfer
A cut removing a wedge from a block of wood so the end (or part of the end) is angled
at other than 90 °.
Ripping or Rip Cut
A cutting operation along the length of the workpiece.
Freehand
Performing a cut without using a fence, miter gauge, fixture, work clamp, or other proper
device to keep the workpiece from twisting or moving during the cut.
Through Sawing
Any cutting operation where the blade extends completely through the thickness of the
workpiece.
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Non-Through Cuts
Any cutting operation where the blade does not extend completely through the thickness
of the workpiece.
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Resaw
A cutting operation to reduce the thickness of the workpiece to make thinner pieces.
Heel
Alignment of blade to fence.
Leading End
The end of the workpiece pushed into tool first.
Kerf
The material removed by the blade in a thorough cut or the slot produced by the blade in
a non-through or partial cut.
Kickback
A hazard that can occur when the blade binds or stalls, throwing the workpiece back
toward operator.
Throw-Back
Throwing of a workpiece in a manner similar to a kickback. Usually associated with a
cause other than the kerf closing, such as a workpiece not being against the fence, being
dropped into the blade., or being placed inadvertently in contact with the blade.
Splitter •
A metal piece slightly thinner that the saw blade, which helps keep the kerf open and also
helps prevent kickback.
Featherboard
A device used to help control the workpiece by guiding it securely against the table or
fence during any ripping operation.
Push Blocks and Push Sticks
Devices used to feed the workpiece through the saw blade during cutting operations.
A push stick (not a push block) should be used for narrow ripping operations. These aids
help keep the operator's hands well away from the blade.
Workpiece or Material
The item on which the cutting operation is being done. The surfaces of a workpiece are
commonly referred to as faces, ends and edges.
Work Table
The surface where the workpiece rests while performing a cutting, drilling, planing or
sanding operation.
Gum
A sticky, sap-based residue from wood products.
Resin
A sticky, sap-based substance that has hardened.
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1. Remove all packing materials from around your saw.
2. Carefully lift the saw from carton and place it on a level work surface. The saw is heavy,
so get help, if you need it, to help avoid injuring your back.
3. Do not discard the packing materials until you have carefully inspected the saw for
loose or damaged parts and successfully operated the saw.
4. Carefully inspect all parts of the saw to make sure that no breakage or damage has
occurred during shipping.
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partsare
If any parts are missing, DO NOT operate this tool until the missing
replaced. Failure to do so could result in possible serious injury.
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The follows items are included with your table saw
Fig. 1
A
A. Table Saw Assembly
B. Blade Guard and Splitter
C. Rip Fence, Handle
and Screw
D. Hand Wheel Handle
and Screw
E Miter Gauge
F. 2 Blade Wrenches
G. Push Stick
B
E
C
D
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attachments
accessories
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adjustments on your saw.
Fig. 2
lOmm Socket
Phillips Screwdriver
Ratchet
Straight Edge
Adjustable Wrench
Combination
Closed-end
Wrench (included)
Square
Open-end Wrench (included)
NOTE: To make assembly easier, keep contents of carton together. Apply a coat of
automobile wax to the table. Wipe all parts thoroughly with a clean, dry cloth. This will
reduce friction when pushing the workpiece.
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Your table saw has many built-in convenience features for fast, efficient cutting.
Before attempting to use your saw, familiarize yourself with all of the operating features
and safety requirements. (See Fig. 3)
/_ WARNING:
DO NOT allow familiarity with your saw to make you careless.
Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious injury.
Fig. 3
Anti-Kickback
Pawls
Blade Guard
Blade
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Splitter
Rip Fence
Bracket
Table
Miter
Gauge
Blade Bevel
Lock Knob
Blade Tilt
Pointer
Blade Tilt
Scale
On/Off Switch
with key
Blade Tilting and
Blade Elevation Hand Wheel
Input
13 amps
Rating
120 volts, 60 Hz AC
No-Load Speed
4500 RPM
Blade Diameter
10 in.
Cutting Depth at 45°
21/2 in.
Cutting Depth at 90 °
3 in.
Table Size
16 x 26 in.
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MOUNTING SAW TO WORK SURFACE (See Figure 4)
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ALWAYS make sure your table saw is securely mounted to a
workbench or an approved work stand. Failure to do so could result in an accident,
resulting in possible serious personal injury.
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may cause
DO NOT operate this tool on the floor. This is very dangerous
serious injury.
1. This saw must be properly and securely mounted
to a sturdy work surface using the 4 mounting
holes at the base of the saw.
2. The surface of the work surface where the saw
will be mounted should have a hole large enough
to facilitate sawdust fall-through and removal.
3. Square the saw on the work surface and mark the
location of the four mounting holes..
4. Drill a 3/8-in. hole into each of the 4 mounting hole
locations marked on the mounting surface.
5. Mark an 11-inch square centered between the
4 mounting holes.
6. Cut out and remove the square.
7. This opening will allow sawdust to fall through
the saw base.
and
Fig. 4
Square
Cutout
8. Place the saw on the work surface, and align the holes on the saw with those drilled
through the surface
9. Securely mount the saw to the work surface.
ATTACHING
ELEVATING
THE HANDLE TO BLADE
WHEEL (See Figure 5)
1. Place handle bolt into hole on handle and
tighten securely.
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MOUNTING THE RIP FENCE (See Figure 6)
1. Mount the fence handle into the hole and
tighten screw.
2. Raise fence handle up so the rear holding clamp
is fully extended.
3. Place rip fence on table at desired location with
the handle in front of table and holding
clamp in the rear.
4. Push down on handle to lock it in place.
TO REPLACE BLADE (See Figs. 7 - 9)
DANGER: To avoid
serious injury, the table insert MUST BE level with the
table. If the table insert is not level with the table, adjust the screw until it is level with
the table. To raise the insert, turn the screw counterclockwise. To lower the insert, turn
the screw clockwise. NOTE: A rubber adjusting spacer is provided under rear of
insert for this purpose.
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A 10-inch blade is the maximum blade capacity of your saw. A
larger than 10-inch blade will come in contact with the blade guards. Also, NEVER use
a blade that is so thick that it prevents the outer blade washer from engaging with the
flat side of the spindle. Blades that are too large or too thick can result in an accident
causing serious personal injury.
1. Unplug the saw.
WARNING:
Topreventpersonalinjury,
ALWAYS disconnect the plug from power
source BEFORE assembling parts, making
adjustments or changing blades.
2. Remove the table insert by removing the
2 screws.
3. Raise the blade arbor in Fig. 8 to the maximum
height by turning the blade raising hand wheel
counterclockwise.
4. Place the open end wrench jaws on the flats of
the saw arbor to keep the arbor from turning
(Fig. 9) and place the box-end wrench on the
arbor and turn counterclockwise.
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TO REPLACE BLADE (See Figs. 7 - 9) cont.
5. Remove the arbor nut and the outer flange.
6. Install a new blade on the arbor with the blade
teeth pointing towards front of saw.
7. Install the flange against the blade and thread
the arbor nut as far as possible by hand. Be sure
the blade is flush against the inner side of the
blade flange.
MITER GAUGE ADJUSTMENT
1. Unplug the saw.
(See Fig. 10)
WARNING: Topreventpersonalinjury,
ALWAYS disconnect the plug from power
source BEFORE assembling parts, making
adjustments or changing blades.
2. Make sure the miter gauge will slide freely
through both table grooves.
3. Loosen the lock knob. Set the miter head to 90 °.
4. Adjust the pointer to 90 ° on the miter gauge scale.
NOTE: The miter gauge is designed with positive stops every 15° for accuracy.
RIP FENCE ADJUSTMENT
(See Fig. 11)
1. Unplug the saw.
WARNING:
power source
To prevent personal injury, ALWAYS disconnect the plug from
BEFORE assembling
parts, making adjustments
or changing blades.
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2. The fence is moved by lifting up the locking
handle and sliding the fence to the desired
location. Pushing down on the handle locks the fence in position.
3. Position the fence on the table and along one edge of the miter gauge grooves.
4. Lock the fence handle. The fence should be parallel with the miter gauge grooves.
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RIP FENCE ADJUSTMENT (See Fig. 11) cont.
5. If adjustment is needed to make the fence parallel
to the groove:
• Loosen the two screws and lift up on the handle.
• Hold the fence bracket firmly against the front of
the saw table. Move the far end of the fence until
it is parallel with the miter gauge groove.
• Tighten both screws and push the handle to lock.
6. If the fence is loose when the handle is in the
downward locked position:
• Move the handle upward and turn the adjusting screw clockwise until the rear clamp
fits snugly. DO NOT turn the adjusting screw more than 1/4 turn at a time.
NOTE: Overtightening the adjusting screw will cause the fence to come out of alignment.
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Failure to properly align the fence can cause "kickback" and
NOTE: The rip fence and blade are aligned parallel to the miter gauge groove of
the table.
RIP FENCE INDICATOR ADJUSTMENT
(See Fig. 12)
1. Unplug the saw.
WARNING:
To prevent personal injury, ALWAYS disconnect the plug from
power source BEFORE assembling parts, making adjustments or changing blades.
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2. The rip fence indicator points to the
measurement scale. The scale shows the
distance between the fence and the blade.
3. Measure the actual distance with a ruler. If there
is a difference between the measurement and
the indicator, adjust the indicator
4. Loosen the screw and slide the indicator to the
correct measurement on the scale. Tighten the
screw and re-measure with a ruler ......
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ADJUSTING THE 90 ° AND 45 ° POSITIVE STOPS (See Fig. 13-14)
Your saw has positive stops that will quickly position the saw blade at 90 ° to the table.
Make adjustments only if necessary.
90 ° STOP
1. Unplug the saw.
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2. Turn blade elevation hand wheel counterclockwise to raise the blade to maximum height.
3. Loosen the blade bevel lock knob and move the
blade to the maximum vertical position.
Re-tighten lock knob.
4. Place a combination square on the table and
against the blade to determine if the blade is 90 °
to the table.
5. If blade is not 90 ° to the table, loosen the 2 set
screws located on the collar underneath the table
saw with the hex key and loosen the collar.
6. Loosen the bevel lock knob. Move the blade tilting wheel and move the blade until it is
90 ° to the table,
7. Adjust the collar so that it is in contact with the bracket when the blade is 90 ° to the table.
8. Tighten the 2 set screws.
45 ° STOP
1. Unplug the saw.
WARNING:
power
source
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the plug from
BEFORE assembling
parts, making adjustments
or changing blades.
2. With the blade in the upright 90 ° position, loosen
the bevel lock knob and move the blade to the
45 ° position as far as it will go.
3. Place a combination square on the table to check
if the blade is 45 ° to the table.
4. If blade is not 45 ° to the table, loosen the 2 set
screws located on the collar underneath the
table saw with the hex key and loosen the collar.
5. Re-tighten the bevel lock knob and secure the
screw until resistance is felt.
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BLADE TILT POINTER
1. Unplug the saw.
WARNING:
To prevent personal injury, ALWAYS disconnect the plug from
power source BEFORE assembling parts, making adjustments or changing blades.
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3. Loosen the mounting screw, position the pointer over 0 ° and re-tighten screw.
NOTE: Make a trial cut on scrap wood before making the cut you want. Measure
for exactness.
BLADE PARALLEL TO THE MITER GAUGE GROOVE (See Figure 15)
This adjustment was made at the factory, but it should be rechecked and adjusted
as necessary.
WARNING:
This adjustment must be correct or kickback could result in a
serious injury and accurate cuts cannot be made.
1. Unplug the saw.
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To prevent personal injury, ALWAYS disconnect the plug from
power source BEFORE assembling parts, making adjustments or changing blades.
2. Remove the blade guard for thisprocedure, but
it must be re-installed and aligned after this
adjustment.
3. Move the blade to the highest position and set at
the 0 ° angle (90 ° straight up).
4. Select and mark (with a felt-tip marker) a blade
tooth having a "right set" and rotate the blade so
the marked tooth is 1/2-inch above the table.
Place a combination square base into the right
side miter gauge groove.
Adjust the ruler so it touches the front marked
tooth and then lock the rule so it holds its position
in the square assembly.
Rotate the blade bringing the marked tooth to the rear and about 1/2-inch above the blade.
8. Carefully slide the combination square to the rear until the ruler touches the marked
tooth.
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If the ruler touches the marked tooth at the front and rear position, no adjustment is
needed at this time. If not or the base of the rule is no longer parallel with the edge of
the miter gauge groove follow steps 12-14 on next page,
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BLADE PARALLEL TO THE MITER GAUGE GROOVE (See Figure 15) cont.
10. Stand at the rear of the saw and gently pry the rear blade alignment rod to the Left or
Right with a medium size slotted screwdriver.
11, While moving the rod simultaneously use a framing square to measure the distance at
the front and rear of the blade to an edge on the miter slot. When the distances are
within 1/64-inch or closer, tighten both re_tr blade alignment straps bolts.
NOTE: The blade alignment rod will only move slightly.
12. If it is still not aligned, loosen the two front blade alignment rod strap bolts.
13. Stand at the front of the saw and gently pry the front blade alignment rod to the Left or
Right with a medium size slotted screwdriver.
14. While moving the rod simultaneously use a framing square to measure the distance
at the front and rear of the blade to an edge on the miter slot. When the distances are
within 1/64-inch or closer, tighten both rear blade alignment straps bolts.
NOTE: The blade alignment rod will only move slightly.
15. Tighten both middle blade alignment straps bolts.
NOTE: Recheck to make sure all six bolts are properly re-tightened and that the distance
from the front and rear of the blade and the miter gauge groove are within 1/64-inch from
one another.
16. Re-install blade guard and splitter assembly, and adjust the alignment with the blade.
TABLE SAW FEATURES
ELEVATING HANDLE (FIGURE 16)
The elevating handle is used for raising and
lowering the blade. Turn the handle clockwise to
lower the blade. To raise blade turn handle
counterclockwise.
TILTING HANDLE (FIGURE 16)
The tilting is used to tilt the blade for bevel cutting.
1. Loosen lock knob and move hand wheel to the
desired angle.
2. Tighten lock knob to lock in at desired angle.
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ON / OFF SAFETY SWITCH (FIGURES 17-18)
1. To turn saw ON ,push switch upwards. To turn
saw OFF, pull switch down.
2. To lock switch in the OFF position, hold the end
of the toggle switch and pull out the safety switch
key.
3. With the safety key switch key removed, the
switch will not operate.
4. If the switch key is removed while the saw is
running, it can be shut OFF, but cannot be
re-started until key is reinserted.
SPLITTER
The splitter separates the saw kerf in the workpiece to help prevent binding and kickback:
RIP FENCE
The rip fence should be used in all ripping operations. NEVER try to make a free-hand rip
cut without the fence in place and locked securely.
MITER GAUGE
The miter gauge should be used in all mitering and crosscutting operations. ALWAYS lock
it securely by tightening the lock handle.
BASIC CUTTING OPERATIONS
There are two basic types of cuts: ripping and crosscutting. Ripping is cutting along the
length and with the grain of the workpiece. Crosscutting is cutting either across the width
or across the grain of the workpiece.
Neither ripping or crosscutting may be done safely freehand. Ripping requires the use of
the rip fence, and crosscutting requires the miter gauge. NEVER use the rip fence and
miter gauge at the same time.
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BEFORE using the saw, ALWAYS check the following:
A. The blade is tight on the arbor.
B. The bevel lock knob is tight.
C. When ripping that the fence lock handle is tight and the
fence is parallel to the blade.
D. The blade guard is in place and working properly.
E. You are wearing safety glasses.
Failure to adhere these common safety rules, and those at the beginning of this
manual, can greatly increase the risk of serious injury.
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RIPPING (See Figure 19)
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injury:
A. NEVER use the miter gauge when ripping.
B. NEVER use more than one rip fence during a single cut.
C. DO NOT let familiarity with your saw make you careless in its operation.
Remember it only takes a careless fraction of a second to cause severe personal injury.
D. ALWAYS keep both hands away from the blade and blade path.
E. ALWAYS hold the flat edge of the workpiece against the fence, not the warped edge.
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1. Securely tighten the rip fence to the table.
2, Raise the blade so it is approximately 1/8-inch
above the workpiece.
3. Place the workpiece flat on the table and against
the fence. Keep the workpiece about 1-inch away
from blade.
4. Turn on the saw and wait for the blade to reach
full speed.
5. Slowly feed the workpiece into the blade by
pushing forward with the push stick, Only push
the workpiece section that will pass between the
blade and the fence.
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6. Continue pushing the workpiece with the push stick until it passes the blade guard and
clears the rear of the table,
BEVEL RIPPING
This cut is the same as a rip cut except the blade bevel scale is set at an angle other
than 0 °.
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CROSSCUTTING
90 ° MITER ANGLE (See Figure 20)
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1. Place miter gauge in a miter gauge slot on the
table.
2. Raise the blade so it is approximately 1/8-inch
above the workpiece.
3. Hold the workpiece firmly against the miter gauge
with the blade path in line with desired cut
location. Keep the workpiece about 1-inch away
from blade.
4. Turn on the saw and wait for the blade to reach
full speed.
5. NEVER stand directly in line with the saw blade
path, ALWAYS stand to the side of the blade.
6. Keep the workpiece flat against the front of the miter gauge and flat against the table.
Then slowly push the workpiece through the blade.
7. DO NOT try to pull the workpiece back with the blade turning. Turn the switch off and
carefully slide the workpiece out when the blade has stopped turning.
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ALWAYS position the larger surface of the workpiece on the table
and/or bevel crosscutting to avoid unstability.
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BEVEL CROSSCUTTING
0 °- 45 ° BLADE BEVEL, 90 ° MITER ,ANGLE (See Figure 21)
This operation is the same as crosscutting, except
the blade is at a bevel angle other then 0 °.
1. Adjust blade to the desired angle and tighten the
blade bevel lock lever
2. Tighten miter lock handle at 90 °.
COMPOUND MITER CROSSCUTTING
(See Figure 22)
0° - 45 ° BLADE
BEVEL,
0° - 45 ° MITER ANGLE
This operation combines a miter angle with a bevel angle.
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ALWAYS work to the left side of the blade during this type of cut.
The miter gauge must be in the left side miter groove.
1. Set the miter gauge to the desired angle.
Use only the left side groove.
2. Set the blade I::eve; to the desired angle.
3. Carefully push the miter gauge to begin the
cutting operation.
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1. Clean out all sawdust that has accumulated
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inside the saw cabinet and the motor.
2. Polish the saw table with an automotive wax to keep it clean and make it easier to slide
the workpiece.
3, Clean the cutting blade with pitch and gum remover.
4. Immediately replace the power cord if it is worn, cut or damaged in any way.
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WARNING:
All electrical or mechanical repairs should be only be done by a
trained service technician. Use only identical replacement parts. Amy other parts may
create a hazard.
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5. Use liquid dish washing detergent and water to clean all plastic parts.
NOTE: Certain cleaning chemicals can damage plastic parts.
6. Avoid the use of the following cleaning chemicals or solvents: ammonia and household
detergents containing ammonia.
BLADE RAISING AND TILTING MECHANISM (SEE FIGURE 22)
After each 5 full hours of operation, the blade raising mechanism should be checked for
looseness, binding, or ether abnormalities.
With the saw disconnected from the power source, turn the saw upside down and
alternately pull upward and downward on the motor unit. Look for any movement of the
motor mounting mechanism. Looseness or play in the blade raising screw should be
adjusted as follows:
1. Use a 14mm wrench to loosen the check-nut.
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Tighten the adjusting nut until it is finger tight
against the bracket, then back off the nut 1/6 of
a turn.
3. Tighten the check-nut with the wrench, while
holding the adjusting nut in place. The screw rod
should only have a maximum allowable play in
and out of 1/8 inch.
You can place a small amount of dry lubricant on
the bevel angle adjustment rod also. This rod must
be kept clean and free of sawdust, gum, pitch and
other contaminants for smooth operation.
If excessive looseness is observed in any parts of the blade raising mechanism or tilting
mechanism, take the saw to a Sears Service Center.
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when using this tool or blowing dust. If operation
WARNING:
wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields
is dusty,
also wear ALWAYS
a dust mask.
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LUBRICATION
All of the bearings in this tool are lubricated at the factory with a sufficient amount of
lubricant. Therefore, no further lubrication is required.
On all mechanical parts of your table saw where a pivot or threaded rod are present,
lubricate using graphite or silicone. These dry lubricants will not hold sawdust like oil or
grease would.
Sears offers a large selection of blades, table extensions, roller tables, extension cords and
more that are ideal for use with your 10-inch Table Saw for a variety of cutting needs.
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The use of attachments
result in serious personal injury.
EXTENSION
or accessories
not sold by Sears may
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The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of power. To keep the loss at
minimum and to prevent overheating, use an extension cord that is heavy enough
carry the current that the tool will draw.
A wire gauge (AWG) of at least 14 is recommended for an extension cord 25 feet
in length. When working outdoors ALWAYS use an extension cord that is suitable
outdoor use. The cord's jacket will be marked WA.
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