Craftsman 137.214090 Operator`s manual

Operator's Manual
CRRFTSMFIH
113 HP (Max. Developed)
2480 F.P.M. (No load)
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9" BAND SAW
Model No.
137.214090
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CAUTION:
Before using this Band Saw,
read this manual and follow
all its Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions
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SECTION
Warranty ......................................................................................................................................
Products Specifications ................................................................................................................
Safety Instructions .......................................................................................................................
Accessories and Attachments ........................................................................................................
Carton Contents ..........................................................................................................................
Know Your Band Saw ...................................................................................................................
Glossary of Terms ........................................................................................................................
Assembly and Adjustments ...........................................................................................................
Operation ....................................................................................................................................
Maintenance .................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Guide ..................................................................................................................
Parts ...........................................................................................................................................
Espahol ........................................................................................................................................
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
If this Band Saw fails clue to a defect in material or workmanship
Bears will at its option repair or replace it free of charge.
within one year of date of purchase,
Return this Band Saw to a Sears Service Center for repair, or to place of purchase
This warranty
to state.
gives you specific
for replacement.
legal rights, and you may also have other rights that may vary from state
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817 WA, Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling and other construction activities contains chemicals
known to the state of California, to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these
chemicals are:
Lead from lead-based paints
Crystalline silica from bricks, cement and other masonry products
• Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to
these chemicals, work in a well-ventilated area and work with approved safety equipment such as dust masks that are
specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
Motor
Power source ......... 120 V, 60 Hz, 2.5Amp., Ac
Speed ...................... 2480FPM (No load)
Speed control .......... Electronic
Horsepower ............ 1/3HP(Max. Developed)
Cutting Capacity
Throat ..................
9"
Height ..................
3-1/2"
Blade
Width ....................
t/8" to 3/8 _
Length ..................
59" to 59-1/_."
Table
Size ....................
12-1/4" x 11-1/:_'
Tilt ......................
0° - 3° Left; O° - 45 ° Right
Table Extension ............ Yes, with fence
Extension fence Capacity. 12" Right
Sawdust blower ...........................
Net weight ..................................
Yes
30.8 Ibs.
To avoid electrical hazards, fire hazards, or damage to
the tool, use proper circuit protection. Use a separate
electrical circuit for your tools.
This Band Saw is wired at the factory for 120V operation.
Connect to a 120V, 15 AMP branch circuit and use a 15
Amp time delay fuse or circuit breaker. To avoid shock or
fire, replace power cord immediately if it is worn, cut or
damaged in any way.
GENERAL
BEFORE
SAFETY
12.ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION. Any Band Saw
can throw foreign objects into the eyes that could
cause permanent eye damage. ALWAYS wear Safety
Goggles (not glasses) that comply with ANSI Safety
standard Z87.1 Everyday eyeglasses have only
impact-resistance lenses. They ARE NOT safety
glasses. Safety Goggles are available at Sears.
NOTE: Glasses or goggles not in compliance with
ANSI Z87,1 could cause serious injury.
INSTRUCTIONS
USING THE BAND SAW
Safety is a combination of common sense, staying alert
and knowing bow to use this Band Saw.
To avoid mistakes that could cause serious injury,de not
plug the Band Saw in until you have read and
understood the following:
13.WEAR A FACE MASK OR DUST MASK. Sawing
operation produces dust.
1. READ and become familiar with the entire Operator's
Manual. LEARN the tool's application, limitations and
possible hazards,
14.SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work
when practical. It's safer than usingyour hand and it
frees both hands to operate tool.
2. KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in workingorder.
15.DISCONNECT TOOLS before servicing;when
changing accessories such as blades, bits, cutters,
and the like.
3, REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES.
Form the habit of checking to see that keys and
adjusting wrenches are removed from the tool before
turning ON.
16.REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL
STARTING. Make sure switch is in OFF position
before plugging in.
4. KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and
benches invite accidents.
17.USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult the
Operator's Manual for recommended accessories.
The use of improper accessories may cause serious
iniury.
5. DON'T USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT.
Don't use power tools in damp or wet locations, or
expose them to rain, Keep work area well lighted.
18.NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury could
occur if the tool is tipped or if the cutting tool is
unintentionallycontacted.
6. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY.All visitors should be kept a
safe distance from work area.
7. MAKE WORKSHOP CHILD PROOF with padlocks,
master switches, or by removing starter keys.
19.CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use
of the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged
should be carefully checked to determine that it will
operate properly and perform its intended function check for alignment of moving parts, binding of
moving parfs, breakage of parts, mounting, and any
other conditionsthat may affect its operation. A guard
or other part that is damaged should be properly
repaired or replaced.
8. DON'T FORCE THE TOOL. It will do the job better
and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
9. USE THE RIGHT TOOL. Do not force tool or
attachment to do a)ob for which it was not designed.
10.USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make sure your
extension cord is in good condition. When using an
extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to
carp/the current your product wilt drew. An
undersized cord will result in a drop in line voltage
and in loss of power that will cause the tool to
overheat. The table on page 5 shows the correct size
to use depending on cord length and nameplate
ampere rating, tf in doubt, use the next heavier gauge.
The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord.
20.NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED.
TURN POWER "OFF". Don't leave tool until it comes
to a complete stop.
21 .DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times.
22.MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp
and clean for best and safest performance. Follow
instructionsfor lubricating and changing accessories.
11 .WEAR PROPER APPAREL, Do not wear loose
clothing,gloves, neckties, rings, bracelets, or other
jewelry that may get caught in moving pads. Non-slip
footwear is recommended. Wear protective hair
covering to contain long hair.
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23.DO NOT use power tools in the presence of
flammable liquidsor gases.
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24.DO NOT OPERATE the tool if you are under the
influence of any drugs,alcohol or medication that
could affect your ability to use the tool propedy.
12. SMALL PIECES should be secured with jigs or
fixtures. Do not hand hold pieces that are so small
your fingers are under the blade guard.
25.ALWAYS operate the band saw in a well-ventilated
area and provide for proper dust removal. Use dust
collection systems whenever possible. Dust
generated from certain materials can be hazardous to
your health,
13. SUPPORT round work properly (with a V-block or
clamped to the miter gauge) to prevent it from rolling
and the blade from biting.
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
BAND SAWS
FOR
TO AVOID INJURY from unexpected movement,
make sure the saw is on a firm, level surface,
propedy secured to prevent rocking. Make sure there
is adequate space for operating. Bolt the saw to a
support surface to prevent slipping, walking, or
sliding during operation.
2.
14. CUT only one workpiece at a time. Make sure the
table is clear of everything except the workpiece and
itsguides before you turn the saw on.
TURN the saw OFF and unplug the saw before
moving it.
15. ALWAYS WATCH the saw run before each use. If
there is excessive vibration or unusual noise, stop
immediately. Turn the saw OFF. Unplug it
immediately. Do not startthe saw again untilthe
problem has been located and corrected.
16. TO FREE any jammed material, turn the switch OFF.
Remove the switch key and unplug the saw. Wait for
all moving parts to stop before removing jammed
material.
3.
USE THE CORRECT size and style of blade.
4.
USE blades rated at 2480 FPM or greater.
17. DON'T LEAVE the work area until all moving parts
are stopped. To child-proof the workshop, shut OFF
the power to master switches and remove the switch
key from the band saw. Store it in a safe place, away
from children.
5.
MAKE SURE the blade teeth point down and
towards the table.
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6.
BLADE GUIDES, SUPPORT BEARINGS, AND
BLADE TENSION must be properly adjusted to
avoid accidental blade contact and to minimize blade
breakage. To maximize blade support, always adjust
the upper blade guide and blade guard so that it is
1/8 inch above the workpiece.
7.
TABLE LOCK HANDLE should be tight.
8.
USE EXTRA CAUTION with large, very small or
awkward workpieces.
9.
USE EXTRA SUPPORTS to prevent workpieces
from sliding off the table top. Never use another
person to support the workpiece.
10. WORKPIECES must be secured so they don't twist,
rock, or slip while being cut.
For your own safety, read the entire instructionmanual
before operating the band saw.
1. Wear eye protection.
2. Do not wear gloves, necktie, or loose clothing.
3. Make sure the saw is on a firm level surface and
properly secured.
4. USE ONLY THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES.
5. Use extra caution with very large, very small, or
awkward workpieces.
6. Keep hands away from the blade at all times to
prevent accidental injury.
7. Do not remove jammed cutoff pieces until the blade
has stopped.
8. Maintain proper adjustment of blade tension, blade
guides and thrust bearings.
9. Adjust upper guide to just clear the workpiece.
10. Hold the workpiece firmly against the table.
11. PLAN intricate and small work carefully to avoid
pinching the blade. Avoid awkward operation and
hand positions to prevent accidental contact with the
blade.
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ELECTRICAL
REQUIREMENTS
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
IN THE EVENT OF A MALFUNCTION OR
BREAKDOWN, grounding provides a path of least
resistance for electric current and reduces the risk of
electric shock. This tool is equipped with an electric cord
that has an equipment-grounding conductor and a
grounding plug. The plug MUST be plugged into a
matching receptacle 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 receptacle, have the proper receptacle installed by a
qualified electrician.
IMPROPER CONNECTION of the equipment-grounding
conductor can result in risk of electric shock. The
conductor with green insulation (with or without yellow
stripes) is the equipment-grounding conductor. If repair
or replacement of the electric cord or plug is necessary,
DO NOT connect the equipment-grounding conductor to
a live terminal.
as the current stamped on the motor nameplate.
Running at a lower voltage will damage the motor.
This tool is intended for use on a circuit that has a
receptacle like the one illustrated in Figure A.
Figure A shows a 3-prong electrical plug and receptacle
that has a grounding conductor. If a properly grounded
receptacle is not available, an adapter (Figure B) can be
used to temporarily connect this plug to a 2-contact
grounded receptacle. The temporary adapter should be
used only until a properly grounded receptacle can be
installed by a qualified technician. The adapter (Figure B)
has a rigid lug extending from it that MUST be connected
to a permanent earth ground, such as a properly
grounded receptacle box. The Canadian Electrical Code
prohibits the use of the adapters.
CAUTION: In all cases, make certain the receptacle is
properly grounded. If you are not sure, have a qualified
electrician check the receptacle.
This tool is for indoor use only. Do not expose to rain or
use in damp locations.
CHECK with a qualified electrician or service person if
you do not completely understand the grounding
instructions,or if you are not sure the tool is properly
grounded.
3-Preng Plug
Fig. A
g Prong
USE ONLY 3-WIRE EXTENSION CORDS THAT HAVE
3-PRONG GROUNDING PLUGS AND 3-POLE
RECEPTACLES THAT ACCEPT THE TOOL'S PLUG.
REPAIR OR REPLACE DAMAGED OR WORN CORD
IMMEDIATELY.
GUIDELINES
FOR EXTENSION
Fig. B
CORDS
USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make sure your
extension cord is in good condition.When using an
extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to
carry the current your productwill draw. An undersized
cord will cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in loss of
power and cause overheating. The table below shows
the correct size to usa depending on cord length and
nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next
heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the
heavier the cord.
Be sure your extension cord is properly wired and in
good condition. Always replace a damaged extension
cord or have it repaired by a qualified person before
using it. Protect your extensioncords from sharp objects,
excessive heat and damp or wet areas.
Use a separate electrical circuit for your tools. This circuit
must not be less than # 12 wire and shouldbe protected
with a t 5 Amp time delay fuse. Before connecting the
motor to the power line, make sure the switch is in the
OFF position and the electric current is rated the same
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RECOMMENDED
UNPACKING AND CHECKING
ACCESSORIES
CONTENTS
Carefully unpack the band saw and all its parts, and
compare against the illustration following. Place the saw
on a secure surface and examine it carefully.
To avoid injury:
Use only accessories recommended for this band
saw.
Follow instructions that accompany accessories. Use
of improper accessories may cause hazards.
Use only accessories designed for thisband saw to
avoid injury from thrown broken parts or workpieces.
Do not use any accessory unless you have
completely read the instruction or operator's manual
for that accessory.
To avoid injuryfrom unexpected starting, do not plug
the power cord into a power source receptacle
during unpacking and assembly. This cord must
remain unplugged whenever you are assembling or
adjusting the saw.
Although compact, this saw is heavy. To avoid back
injury, get help whenever you have to lift the saw.
If any part is missing or damaged, do not plug the
band saw in until the missing or damaged part is
replaced, and assembly is complete.
Visit your Sears Hardware Department or see the Sears
Power and Hand Tool Catalog for the following
accessories:
ITEM
Miter gauge
Blade width: 1/8" to 3/8"
Blade length: 59" to 59-1/4,"
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Bolt
Hex. Wrench
Miter
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Band Saw Assembly
Gauge
Hex. Nut
Spring Washer
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Blade guard
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Upper blade
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support bearing
Upper blade guide
Upper
switchON/OFF
blade,
wheel
Blade
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Wheel
brush
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Lower blade
wheel
Blade tension knob
Upper guide lock
knob
Blade tension knob
Extension Fence
Sawdust blower
Table Extension
Table insert
Miter storage
Work table
Motor cord
Motor
Base
Mounting holes
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BAND SAW TERMS
KERF -- The matedal removed by the blade in a through
cut, or the slot produced by the blade in a non-through or
partial cut.
BLADE GUIDES -- Support the blade and keep it from
twisting during operation. Blade guides must be adjusted
when blade is changed or replaced.
LEADING EDGE -- The front edge of the workpiece
pushed into the cutting tool first.
UPPER GUIDE LOCK KNOB -- locks the upper slide.
Use it after adjusting the upper guide assembly to make
sure upper blade guide just clears workpiece before
cutting. Upper guide lock knob must be tightened before
the band saw is turned on.
MITER CUT -- An angle cut made across the width of a
workpiece.
RESAW -- A cutting operation to reduce the thickness of
the workpiece to make thinner workpiece.
TABLE LOCK KNOB -- locks the table in place,
RESIN -- A sticky sap that has hardened.
TILT (BEVEL) SCALE -- shows the degree the table is
tilted for bevel cutting.
RIPPING CUT -- A cutting operation along the length of
the workpiece.
BLADE TENSION KNOB -- controls the amount of
blade tension when changing blades.
R.P.M. -- Revolutions per minute. The number of turns
completed by a spinning object in one minute.
BLADE TRACKING KNOB -- adjusts blade position so
blade always runs in the center of the wheel.
SAW BLADE PATH -- The area of the workpiece or
table top directly in line with the travel of the blade or the
part of the workpiece that will be.cut.
SAWDUST PORT -- helps keep the machine free from
sawdust, The sawdust port makes an excellent hook-up
for a wet/dry vacuum.
SET -- The distance between two saw blade teeth tips,
that are bent outward in opposite directions to each other.
The further apart the tips are, the greater the set.
ON/OFF SWITCH -- has a built-in child safety lock. To
lock the switch in the OFF position, remove the switch
key from the switch.
WOODWORKING
TRAILING EDGE -- The workpiece edge last cut by the
blade.
TERMS
WORKPIECE -- The item being cut. The surfaces of a
workpiece are commonly referred to as faces, ends and
edges.
BEVEL CUT -- An angle cut made through the face of a
workpiece.
COMPOUND
cut.
CUT -- A simultaneous
WORKTABLE -- The surface on which the workpiece
rests while performing a cutting or sanding operation.
bevel and miter
CROSSCUT -- A cut made across the width of the
workpiece.
Leadin
F.P.M. -- Feet per minute. Used in reference to the
surface speed of the saw blade.
Sawlo_de
Surface
FREE HAND -- Performing a cut without using a fence
(guide), hold-down or other proper device to prevent the
workpiece from twisting during the cut'ling operation.
GUM -- A sticky sap-based
HEEL -- Misalignment
Path
Kerr
residue from wood products.
Trailing
Edge
of the blade.
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ASSEMBLY
TOOLS
INSTRUCTIONS
NEEDED
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For your safety, never connect plug to power source
receptacle until all assembly and adjustment steps are
completed, and you have read and understood the safety
and operating instructions.
SAWDUST COLLECTION PORT (FIG. C)
This band saw will accept a hose or vacuum accessory
(not provided) to be connected to the port (1) on the right
side of base. It excessive sawdust buildup occurs inside
the base, use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner or manually
remove sawdust by removing the screws on the dgbt side
of saw. Reattach the metal plate and screws before
starting the saw. This will keep your saw cutting efficiently.
Fig. C
ASSEMBLY THE TABLE (FIG. D)
1. Remove the table aligning screw (1) from the table
(2).
2. Guide the table slot (3) over the saw blade and rotate
a 1/4 turn, so the slot is perpendicular to the flat side
of the blade.
3. Insert three bolts (4) through the table holes, place
spring washers (5) and hex nuts (6) on the bolts. Do
not tighten.
4. Align the 0° mark on the scale to the pointer on the
support bracket.
5. Place the table aligning screw (1) in the front of the
table, in the slot (3), and tighten.
Fig. D
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The right rear side of the body (t) has a slot (2) designed
to store the miter gauge (3).
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INSTALLING
AND
REMOVING BLADES (FIG E)
Fig. E
To avoid injury from accidental starting, always turn the
switch OFF and remove power cord plug from power
source before removing or replacing the blade.
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Removing
1. Loosen the blade tension by turning the blade tension
knob (1) counterclockwise.
2. Remove the table aligning screw (2) from the table.
3. Open the wheel cover.
4. Loosen the two blade guard mountingscrews and
remove the blade guide (8).
8. Carefully pull the blade from the side slot (6) and from
the wheels (7),
6. Swing the left side of the blade toward you, turning
the blade so it will fit through the slot (8) in the table,
and remove.
Installing
1. Make sure the blade tension knob (1) is turned
counterclockwise until it stops.
2. Remove the table aligning screw (2) from the table.
3. Open the wheel cover.
4. Guide the new blade (4) through the table slot (8),
making sure the blade teeth are pointing forward and
down.
NOTE: To avoid lifting the workpiece, the blade teeth
must point downward toward the table.
5. Swinging the left side away and back, place the blade
on the upper and lower wheels (7).
6. Place the blade carefully between the upper and
lower blade guides (5).
7. Slide the blade into the slot (6) at the left of the
wheels, and make sure the blade is positioned at the
middle of the wheels.
8. Install the blade guard by threading the two blade
guard mounting screws tightly.
9. Turning the blade tension knob clockwise, tighten the
tension until the blade is tight on the wheels.
10. Replace the aligning screw (2).
11. Adjust the blade tracking and tension properly (See
ADJUSTMENT) before operating the band saw.
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MITER GAUGE (FIG. F)
A miter gauge (1) is supplied with your band saw to be
used with the table (2). The table is equipped with a slot
on the right side of the blade for the miter gauge. The
miter gauge can be tilted 0° to 45 ° right or left.
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To avoid injury, turn the switch OFF and unplug the band
saw from '_hepower source before making any
adjustments.
To avoid injury, turn the switch OFF and disconnect the
saw from the power source before making any
adjustments. NEVER make tension adjustments with the
machine running.
1.
TILTING THE TABLE (FIG. G)
The band saw table (1) tilts 0" to 45 ° to the right.
1. Loosen the handle lock knob (2) underneath the
table.
2. Tilt the table to the desired angle as shown on the
scale (3).
3. Tighten the lock knob.
2.
Turn blade tension adjusting knob (1) clockwise until
blade (2) is tensioned.
Blade tension can be checked by pushing on the
blade. The blade should move slightly with firm finger
pressure.
NOTE: Over tensioning the blade may cause breakage,
Too little tension may cause the blade to slip on the
wheels.
NOTE: The 90° table stop bolt must be removed to
tilt the table 10° or more the left.
Fig. I
Fig. G
ADJUSTING THE 90 ° TABLE STOP (FIG. H)
1. Loosen table tilting lock knob (1).
2. Place a combination square (2) or level on the table
with one end of the square against the blade.
3. Tilt table until the top table surface is at a 90° angle to
the blade and tighten the table tiltinglock knob.
4. Using the wrench (3) supplied, turn the set screw (4)
until the screw touches the frame,
5. Set the table tiltingpointer to line up with the zero
mark on the table turning.
NOTE: The table stop bolt must be removed to tilt the
table up to 3° left.
Fig. H
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BLADE TRACKING (FIG. J)
UPPER BLADE GUIDE ASSEMBLY (FIG K)
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To avoid injury turn the switch OFF and disconnect the
saw from the power source before making any
adjustments Never make tracking adjustments with the
machine running
1 The blade (1) must be tensioned properly before
adjusting the tracking (See BLADE TENSION on
page 11)
2 Open the wheel cover
3 Move the blade guides (2) and support bearings (3)
away from the blade if necessary (See page 13)
4 Rotate the wheel (4) slowly forward by hand and
check the position of the blade on the wheel The
blade should remain centered on the wheel as it
turns
5
If the blade moves toward the front of the wheel turn
the tracking knob (5) on the rear of the band saw
clockwise This tilts the top of the wheel and moves
the blade toward the center
6 If the blade moves toward the back edge turn the
tracking knob counterclockwise moving the blade
toward the center
NOTE: Turn the tracking knob SLIGHTLY to make
blade tracking adjustments
Fig. J
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To avoid injury turn the switch OFF and disconnect tile
saw from the power source before making any
adjustment NEVER make adjustments with the machine
running
1
2
Loosen the lock knob (1) and move the blade guide
assembly (2) to 1/8 above the workpiece
Rotate the assembly if necessary until the guide
blocks (2) are flat (parallel) to the blade (4) Tighten
the lock knob
Fig. K
UPPER BLADE GUIDES AND BLADE SUPPORT
BEARING (FIG. L, M)
Support bearing (Fig. M)
8. Loosen the screw (6).
9. Move the support bearing (8) in or out, until the
bearing is 1/64" behind the blade.
10. Tighten the screw (6).
The blade guard has been removed for clanty of
illustration. To avoid injury never operate the band saw
without all guards in place and in working order,
NOTE: The blade support bearing prevents the blade
from moving back too far and damaging the saw teeth
setting.
11. Check the lateral position of the support bearing (8).
The vertical back edge of the blade (3) should
overlap the front face of the support bearing 1/16" to
1/8" to the le_l of the right bearing edge, as shown.
To avoid iniury, turn the switch OFF and disconnect the
saw from the power source before making any
adjustments. NEVER make adjustments with the machine
running.
Fig. M
NOTE: Make sure the blade is tensioned and tracking
properly. Adjust the blade guides and support bearing
after each blade tension and tracking adjustment. When
the upper blade guides and support bearings are
adjusted, the lower guides and bearings should also be
adjusted.
Blade guides (Fig. L)
1. Make sure the blade is tensioned and tracking
properly.
2. Loosen the front hex socket screws (1) with e hex
wrench.
3. Move the guide blocks (2) as close to the blade (2) as
possible without pinchingit.
4. Using a feeler gauge, make sure the space between
guide block and blade measures 0.02" (the thickness
of a dollar bill),
5. Tighten the hex socket screws.
6. Loosen the side screw (4) by turning counter
clockwise.
7. Tighten the screw.
8
6
3
Fig. L
2
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13
.
.
LOWER BLADE GUIDES AND SUPPORT BEARING
(FiG N, O)
Fig. N
To avoid injury, turn the switch OFF and disconnect the
saw from the power source before making any
adjustments. NEVER make adjustments with the machine
running.
3
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2
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NOTE: Make sure the blade is tensioned and tracking
properly. The lower blade guides and support bearing
should always be adjusted after the blade is tensioned,
the tracking is adjusted, and the upper blade guides and
upper support bearings are properly adjusted.
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9
Blade guides
1. Loosen both front hex socket screws (1) with a hex
wrench.
2. Move the guide blocks (2) as close to the sides of the
blade (3) as possible without pinching it.
3. Using the feeler gauge, measure the spaces between
the guide blocks and the blade. Adjust to 0.02".
4. Tighten the hex screws (Fig. N)
5. Loosen the side hex socket screw (4). Move the
guide block support bracket (6) in or out until the
blocks are just behind the saw teeth. Tighten the
screw. (Fig. O)
Fig. O
Support bearing
6. Loosen the bearing hex socket screw (7) with the hex
wrench.
7. Move the blade support beadng shaft (8) in or out
until the support bearing (9) is 1/64" behind the saw
blade.
8. Tighten the bearing hex socket screw. (Fig. O)
9. The back edge of the blade (3) should be positioned
1//16" to 1/8" from the right edge of the suppod
bearing (9), as shown. (Fig. N)
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BASIC SAW OPERATIONS
GENERAL CuI-rlNG
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"ON/OFF" SWITCH (FIG. P)
The key switch is intended to prevent unauthorizeduse of
the band saw.
1. To turn the band saw ON insert the yellow key (1)
into the key slot (2) in the center of the switch.
2. Push the key firmly into the slot, then push switch to
the ON position to start the band saw.
3. To turn the band saw OFF push the switchto the
down position.
4. Remove the yellow switch key, when the saw has
come to a complete stop, by gently pullingit outward.
For your safety, read and understand all GENERAL and
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS on pages 3-5
before using the band saw.
Operating a band saw involves a certain amount of
hazard. Before attempting regular work, use scrap lumber
to check the settings, and to get the feel of operating the
band saw. Read instructions and plan your work before
cutting a workpiece.
Do not turn the power ON until after you have made all
adjustments, checked that the guard is place, and turned
the wheel by hand to make sure all parts work properly.
Always keep the guide assembly close to your work, 1/8"
above the workpiece.
Remove the switch key whenever the saw is not in use.
Place it in a safe place and out of the reach of children.
Do not force the workpiece against the blade. Light
contact permits easier cutting and prevents unwanted
friction and heating of the blade.
Fig. P
Sharp saw blades need little pressure for cutting. Steadily
move the workpiece against the blade without forcing it.
To avoid twisting the blade, do not turn corners or saw
around corners.
A band saw is basically a "curve-cutting" saw. It is not
capable of doing intricate inside cutting as can be done
with a scroll saw.
USING THE TABLE EXTENSION (FIG. Q)
NOTE:
A. For ripping 5-3/4" - 7-1/2" workpiece, the extension
fence has to be installed in the IN-RIP position (Fig.
Q). Remove the lock handles (1) and fence. Place the
fence on extension table as shown. Raise the fence
to a position that just clears the table surface and
secure in place using lock handles (1) for IN-RIP
position.
B. For ripping 7-1/2" - 12" workpiece, the extension
fence has to be installed in the OUT-RIP position.
t.
2.
3.
It is also used for straight line operations such as
crosscutting, ripping, mitering, beveling; compound
cutting and resawing.
To avoid blade breakage, fire or other damage or injury,
NEVER use this band saw to cut ferrous metals.
CUT'FING CURVES
Whet; cutting curves, carefully turn the workpiece so the
blade follows withouttwisting. If the curve is so sharp that
you repeatedly back up and cut new kerf, use a narrower
blade, or a blade with more set (teeth further apad).
When a blade has more set, the workpiece turns easier
but the cut is rougher.
Release both cam locking levers.
Slide the table extension on the side your workpiece
will be needing support, and tighten both cam locking
levers.
Slide the extension out until the correct measurement
is displayed on the tube scale.
When changing a cut, do not withdraw the workpiece
from the blade; the blade may get drawn off the wheels.
To change a cut, turn the workpiece and saw out through
the scrap material area.
if"
When cutting long curves, make relief cuts as you go
along.
Fig
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CIRCLE CUTTING (FIG. R)
1. Adjust the guide assembly to 1/8" above the
workpiece.
2. Use both hands while feeding the work into the blade.
Ho_d the workpiece firmly against the table. Use
gentle pressure. Do not force the work, allow the
blade to cqt.
3. The smallest diameter circle that can be cut is
determined by the width of the blade. For example, a
1/4" wide blade will cut a minimum diameter of
approximately 1-1/2".
Common causes of blade breakage:
•
Poor guide alignment and adjustment.
•
Forcing or twisting a wide blade around a short
radius.
•
Feeding too fast.
•
Dull teeth of not enough set.
•
Too much blade tension.
•
Setting top guide assembly too high above the
workplace.
•
Lumpy or improperly finished braze or weld on the
blade.
•
Continuous running of blade when not cutting.
Fig. R
MinirP_Jrn
i/2"O
1"D
2 I/Z" O Circle
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Fig. S
D_meler
Blad e W_ith
Operation
Cross Cutting
M,tenn
BLADE SELECTION
_ttin_
Circle C_
Curve C uttin__
(FIG. S)
CAUTION: Blade teeth are sharp. Use care when
handling a saw blade.
For longest wear and best cutting results, use the correct
blade thickness, width, and temper for the type of material
you will cut.
When sawing smalJ curves and delicate work, use narrow
blades. Otherwise, use the widest blade possible. See
Fig. R on page 15.
For cutting wood and similar materials with this band saw,
purchase blades in widths up to 1/2", and a length o159"
to 59-1/4-".
Do not cut metals
with this band saw.
16
Recommended Blade
Width (Inches)
1/4, 3/8, 1/2
1/4, 3/8, 1/2
1/4, 3/8, 1/2
1/4, 3/8, 1/2
See chart on this a_age
1/8, 1/4
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
For your own safety, turn the switch OFF and remove
the plug from the power source receptacle before
maintaining, cleaning, adjusting, or lubricating your
sew,
TO avoid fire or toxic reaction, never use gasoline,
naphtha, acetone, lacquer thinner or similar highly
volatile solvents to clean the band saw.
To avoid eye injury from blowing debris, wear safety
goggles when blowing out sawdust.
ADJUSTING THE UPPER BLADE GUIDE TRAVEL
(FIG, T)
If the upper guide bar assembly will not move up and
down easily or fails when the lock knob is loosened,
the following adjustments should be performed.
1,
2.
Remove the guide lock knob (1)
Tighten or loosen the screw (2) located behind
the lock knob.
3, Move the guide (3) up and down to check for
smooth movement and ability to hold its position.
4. Make further adjustments to the screw as
required. Properly adjusted, the guide bar should
move smoothly and hold its position when
released.
5. Reinstall the guide bar lock knob.
Fig, T
BAND SAW
Sawdust will accumulate under the table and base.
This could cause difficulty in the movement of the
table when setting up a band saw cut. Frequently
blow out or vacuum up the sawdust.
Keep your band saw clean. Remove the sawdust
from the inside. Vacuum or blow out frequently.
Do not allow filth to build up on the table, the guides,
or the support bearings. Clean them with Craftsman
Gum and Pitch Remover.
3
2
NOTE: Do not immerse the support bearings in the
gum and pitch remover.
Put a thin coat of paste wax on the table so that the
wood slides easily white cutting.
BLADE WHEEL TIRES
Pitch and sawdust that build up on the tiros should be
removed with a stiff brush or scraped off with a piece
of wood.
LUBRICATION
All of the bearings are packed with grease at the
Iactoe/. They require no further lubrication.
CAUTION: Never put lubricants on the blade while it
is spinning.
NOTE: To avoid damaging the tires do not use a
sharp knife or any kind of solvent.
When the tires become worn they should be replaced.
When replacing the tires, stretch them around the
wheels but do not glue them on.
MOTOR
Frequently blow or vacuum out any sawdust from the
motor. Follow lubrication instruction on the motor
label.
To avoid electrocution or fire, immediately replace a
worn, cut or damaged power cord.
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To avoid injury from an accidental start, turn the switch OFF and remove the ptug from the power source before
making any adjustments.
All electrical or mechanical repairs should be done only by qualified service technicians. Contact the nearest Sears
Service Center.
GENERAL
Problem
Probable Cause
Remedy
Blade does not run in the
1. Not tracking properly.
1. Adjust tracking. See ASSEMBLY AND
ADJUSTMENTS section BLADE TRACKING
center of the upper wheel.
Band saw slows down
2. Defective blade,
2.
1. Belt too loose.
1. Adjust belt tension. See ASSEMBLY AND
Replace blade.
ADJUSTMENTS section BLADE TENSION.
when cutting
2. Cutting too small a radius.
2.
Stop feeding, back up the material slightly, until
the band saw speeds up.
3. Dull blade.
3. Replace blade.
4. Overloading motor.
4. Slow down. trying to cut too fast. See MOTOR
TROUBLESHOOTING
GUIDE on page 19.
Adjust tension. See ASSEMBLY AND
Blades braking
!. Too much tension on the
blade.
1.
2. Kink in the blade caused by
2.
ADJUSTMENTS section BLADE TENSION
Use correct cutting technique.
See OPERATION section GENERAL CUTTING,
cutting too small a radius or
turning the material too fast
when cutting
Blade dulls too quickly.
t. Blade guides set too close to I.
Adjust upper and lower blade guides.
the teeth.
Band saw vibrates.
2. Cutting incorrect material.
2. See OPERATION section BLADE SELECTION.
1. Too much tension on motor
1. Adjust according to ASSEMBLY AND
belt.
ADJUSTMENTS section, INSTALL THE BELT.
18
MOTOR
Problem
Probable Cause
'qoisy operation.
1. Incorrect belt tension.
IRemedy
1. Adjust tension. See ASSEMBLY AND
ADJUSTMENTS section iNSTALL THE BELT.
Motor will not start.
2. Loose motor pulley.
2. Readjust and tighten motor pulley set screw.
3. Loose pulley cover.
3. Readjust and tighten pulley cover mounting screws
1. Not plugged into power
. Plug it into the power outlet.
outlet.
2.
Insert key and turn the switch ON.
3. Motor cord cut or abraded.
3.
Take to Sears Service Center for new cord.
4. Plug on cord is faulty.
4.
Take to Sears Service Center for new plug.
5. Fuse on circuit breaks open. 5.
Re-set; may be too many machines on line.
2. Switch and key not in ON
position.
6. Faulty motor.
6.
Take to Sears Service Center for repair or
1. Too many electrical
i1.
Turn off other machines and try again.
2.
Try time delay fuse, or go to circuit with higher
replacement.
Motor
machines.
2. Incorrect fuse.
rated fuse or circuit breaker.
3. Wheels do not rotate.
3.
Unplug and turn wheels by hand. move
obstruction.
4. Undersized extension cord.
$.
Use correct size extension cord; see page 5.
5. Short circuit.
5.
Cord, plug. or motor need repair; take to Sears
Service Center for repair.
Vlotor fails to develop full
_ower.
rioter overheats.
1.
Check power line for proper voltage.
__. Faulty motor or capacitor.
2.
Take to Sears Service Center for evaluation.
1.
Overload on motor.
1. Reduce load to motor, feed work slower into
2.
Poor ventilation of motor.
t.
Lowline voltage.
Provide better air
circulation.
blade.
2.
Unplug and clean out around motor; provide bette
air circulation.
3. Take to Sears Service Center for repair.
Motor stalls or slows
1. Reduce load to motor, feed work slower into
1.
Motor overload.
2.
Low line voltage.
3.
Loose wire connections.
2. Check power line for proper voltage.
4.
Faulty motor.
3. Take to Sears Service Center for repair.
blade.
4. Take to Sears Service Center for repair.
Frequent blowing of fuses
1.
Motor overload.
or breaking of circuit
2.
Overload of electrical
3.
1. Reduce load to motor, feed work slower into
blade.
circuit.
2. Too many electrical appliances on same circuit.
Incorrect fuse or circuit
3. Have electrician upgrade service to outlet.
breaker.
CRAFTSMAN
9" BAND SAW
MODEL NO. 137.214090
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When servicing use only CRAFTSMAN replacement parts. Use of any other parts many create a HAZARD or cause
product damage.
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Any attempt to repair or replace electrical parts on this Band Saw may create a HAZARD unless repair is clone by a
qualified service technician. Repair service is available at your nearest Sears Service Center,
Always order by PART Number, not by key number.
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Pad NO
300200101
300200201
300200301
Description
MAIN BODY
BASE
BASE
Qty
1
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Key
66
67
68
Part No
300206601
300206701
30020680f
Descdp_on
CLIP
CR HS SCREW W/I WASHER
TOOTH WASHER
4
5
6
7
8
300200401
300200501
300200601
300200701
300200801
FLAT WASHER
SPRING WASHER
HEX. SCREW
SHAFT OF LOWER
NYLON NUT
4
4
4
1
1
69
70
71
72
73
300206901
300207001
300207101
30020720f
300207301
COPPER WASHER
CR HD SCREW W/I WASHER
CON[)ENSER
CR. He. SCREW W/I WASHER
PLATE
9
10
11
300200901
300201001
220221101
WASHER
P D BELT
PULLEY
4
1
1
74
75
76
300207401
300207501
300207601
CR HD SCREW W/[ WASHER
STRAIt_RELIEFBUSH_NG
LABEL
12
13
14
15
16
300201201
200201301
30022f401
300221501
300201601
POWDER COPPER
LOWERWHEEL
WHEELPROTECTOR
BALLBEARfNG
C RING
2
1
2
2
2
77
72
79
80
81
300207701
300207801
300207901
300208021
302208101
POWER LORD W/I PLUG
TERMINAL
FLATWASHER
SWtTCHpLATE
CR HC SCREW W/IWASHER
17
12
12
300221701
300201801
300201901
FLATWASHER
SELF-TAPPED
SCREW
SLIDINGHOLDER
3
3
1
82
83
84
300208201
300208301
300208401
SWITCH
COVER
HINGE
20
2J
22
23
24
22
302202201
300202101
300222201
300202301
300202401
322202501
BOLT
SPRING
S}4AFF
NYLON
SLIDING
CR HC
1
1
1
!
1
4
85
86
27
28
89
90
302208501
300208801
302222701
300208201
300208201
300209001
BLrND RIVET
SeeING CLIPER
KNOB
SPRfNG PLATE
CR HI) SCREW
TABLE
26
27
28
29
320202601
320202701
300202801
320202901
UP WHEEL
FLATWASHER
eUTTERELY
NUT
STAR KNOB
1
0
1
l
91
92
93
94
300202101
300209221
30020930_
300209401
TABLE INSERT
SCREW
HEX NUT
H0 SCREW
1/4"X3/4 ¸'
1/4"
1/4"X1-1/4"
3()
31
32
33
3002O30O1
30(3203101
300200201
300203301
ELATWASHER
SPRING
OUICKADJSUTINGBRACKET
OUICKAeJSUTINGBUTTON
2
1
1
1
95
26
97
98
300209201
30O209601
300209701
300209801
SPR_NGWASHER
HEX NUT
CARRIAGE SCREW
ELATWASHER
1/4"
M16X18
MSX14X1
34
35
36
320200401
300203501
300203601
TtJRNNJNGKNOB
TURNNfNG BUTTON
ADJUSTGU[DE
1
1
!
92
300209901
100 300210001
101 300210101
BUTTERFLYNUT
MITERGAUGEASSEMBLY
WARNING LABEL
37
38
39
300203701
302203801
302203201
CARRIAGE S_REW
TEETHGUIDEBOLT
TRUNNING
8LiTtON
1
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2
102 300210201
103 300210301
104 300210401
PLASTIC BRUSH
BLADEGUARD
CR. HD. SCREW W/f WASHER
40
41
42
43
300204O01
3O0204101
300204201
300204301
FLATWASHER
SPRING
KNOB
BEARING SHAFT
1/4'X!2-1
2
2
2
2
105
106
!07
108
LABEL
WARNING LABEL
BLADE
HEX WRENCH
44
45
300204401
300204501
BALL BEARING
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626ZZ
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2
109 300210901
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MANUAL
SIDEBASEWITHCLAMPHANDL£
48
47
48
49
300204601
300204701
320204801
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SCREW
BLADEGUARD
5X5XEE
5X5X25
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2
2
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1
111
1!2
113
114
SIDEBASE(LEFT)
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1
2
115 3002t1501
118 300211621
RtGHTTUBE
CR RE H0
1
2
1
1
117
118
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120
EXTENSIONWlNG
SIDECOVEF_
HEX SCREW
RIP FENCE
1
1
1
121 300212101
122 300212201
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SCALE
LABEL
124 200212401
125 300215001
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LABEL
3/8 ¸' X 192
3/8"
0/8" XI"
WHEEL
25-130XL
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PIN
UPPER WHEEL
NUT
PLATE
SCREW W/tWASHER
1/4" X_6
1/4 ¸`
WARNINGSTICKET
CR HD SCREW
52
53
54
55
300202201
300205301
300205401
322205501
TRUNNtON FIXTURE
WASHERNUT
TABLE BRACKET
TEETH GUJDE BOLT
58
57
58
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59
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3002052O1
3002O6001
300206101
POINTER
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MOTOR
62
63
64
65
300228201
300206301
300206401
300206501
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90 CONNECTOR
BLOWER
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300211401
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200211801
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3/16"Xl/4"
3/16"X1/4"
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