Craftsman 320.17235 Operator`s manual

Operator's Manual
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4.8 Amp
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Variable Speed
Orbital Sabre Saw
Model No.
320.17235
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INSULATF.D
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Read, understand and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions
in this Manual before using this product.
Sears,
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Roebuck
and Co.,
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Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
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website:
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WARRANTY
SAFETY
UNPACKING
DESCRIPTION
ASSEMBLY
OPERATION
ADJUSTMENTS
MAINTENANCE
Warranty ...................................................................................
Safety Symbols ...........................................................................
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3
Safety Instructions ......................................................................
Glossary of Terms .......................................................................
Pages
Pages
4-9
9-10
Unpacking .................................................................................
Pages 10-11
Description ................................................................................
Pages 11-12
Assembly ................................................................................
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Operation .................................................................................
Pages 14-20
Maintenance ......................................................................................
Pages 20-21
Accessories ......................................................
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Page 21
Sears Repair Parts Phone Numbers .................................................
Back Cover
ONE
YEAR
FULL
WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
® PRODUCT
If this Craftsman
product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship
within one year from the date of purchase,
RETURN
IT TO THE NEAREST
SEARS STORE
OR PARTS AND REPAIR CENTER
OR OTHER
CRAFTSMAN
OUTLET
IN THE UNITED
STATES
FOR FREE
REPLACEMENT.
This warranty does not include expendable
bits or blades.
parts such as lamps, batteries,
If this Craftsman product is used for commercial or rental purposes,
warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
this
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights, which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, •IL 60179
WARNING:
Some dust created by using power tools contains chemicals
known to the state of California
to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive
harm.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS!
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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 symbol warnings DO NOT by themselves eliminate any
danger. The instructions and warnings they give are no substitutes for proper accident
prevention measures.
Z_ WARNING:
BE SURE
manual, including all safety
"CAUTION",
BEFORE using
may result in electric shock,
SYMBOL
to read and understand all safety instructions in this
alert symbols such as "DANGER", "WARNING" and
this saw. Failure to follow all instructions listed below
fire and/or serious personal injury.
MEANING
SAFETY
CAUTION.
ALERT SYMBOL: Indicates DANGER, WARNING, OR
May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs.
DANGER: Failure to obey this safety warning WILL result in
death or serious injury to yourself or to others. Always follow
the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock
and personal injury.
Failure to obey this safety warning CAN result in death or
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I serious injury to yourself or to others. Always follow the safety
precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and
personal injury.
Failure to obey this safety warning MAY result in personal
injury to yourself or others or property damage. Always follow
the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock
and personal injury.
DAMAGE PREVENTION AND INFORMATION MESSAGES
These inform user of important information and/or instructions that could lead to
equipment or other property damage if not followed. Each message is preceded by the word
"NOTE:" as in the example below:
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not
followed.
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Equipment and/or property damage may result if these instructions
are
/_kWARNING:
The operation of any sabre 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 shield 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,
available at Sears Stores or other Craftsman Outlets.
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_WARNING:
BE SURE to read and understand all instructions in this
manual before using this sabre saw. Failure to follow all instructions may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
WORK
AREA
SAFETY
1. Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
invite accidents.
workbenches
and dark areas
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.
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Keep bystanders, children and visitors away while operating
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
4. Make your workshop childproof
tools away when not in use.
with padlocks
a power tool.
and master switches.
Lock
5. 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. 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. STAY ALERT, watch what you are doing and use common
a power tool.
sense when operating
3. 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.
4. DRESS properly. DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry. Pull back long hair. Keep
your hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving parts. Air vents often cover moving
parts and should also be avoided. Loose clothing, jewelry or long hair can be caught
in moving parts.
5. AVOID accidental starting. Be sure switch is in "OFF" position before
plugging in. DO NOT carry tools with your finger on the switch. Carrying tools
with your finger on the switch or plugging in tools that have the switch in the
"ON" position invites accidents.
6. REMOVE adjusting keys or wrenches before turning the tool "ON". A wrench
that is left attached to a rotating part of the tool may result in personal injury.
7. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing
and balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations.
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. USE SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
10. DO NOT USE ON A LADDER or unstable support. Stable footing on a solid surface
enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations.
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TOOL USE AND CARE SAFETY
/_,WARNING"
BE SURE to read and understand
operating this saw. Failure to follow all instructions
electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
all instructions
before
listed below may r.esult in
1. ALWAYS use clamps or other practical ways to secure and support the
workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body is
unstable and may lead to loss of control.
2. DO NOT force the tool. Use the correct tool and blade for your application.
The correct tool and blade will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it is
designed.
3. DO NOT use the tool if switch does not turn it "On" or "Off". Any tool that cannot
be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
4. 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.
5. NEVER leave the tool running. ALWAYS turn it off. DO NOT leave the tool until it
comes to a complete stop.
6. STORE idle tools out of the reach of children and other untrained
Tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
persons.
7. 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.
8. CHECK for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any
other condition that may affect the tool's operation. If damaged, have the tool serviced
before using. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools.
9. USE ONLY accessories that are recommended for this tool. Accessories that may
be suitable for one tool may become hazardous when used on another tool.
10. Keep handles dry, clean,and
ELECTRICAL
free from oil and grease.
SAFETY
/_WARNING:
Do not
fingers
to touch the terminals of plug when
installing
or removing
the permit
plug from
the outlet.
1. Double insulated tools are equipped with a
polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other).
This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way.
If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the
plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician
to install a polarized outlet. Do not change the plug in
any way.
2. Double insulation [] eliminates the need for the
three-wire grounded power cord and grounded power
supply system. Applicable only to Class II
(double-insulated) tools. This sabre saw is a double
insulated tool.
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SAFETY cont.
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/_WARNING:
Double insulation
when operating
this tool. DOES NOT take the place of normal safety
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3. BEFORE plugging in the tool, BE •SURE that the outlet voltage supplied is within the.
voltage marked on the tool's data plate. DO NOT use "AC only" rated tools with a DC
power supply.
4. AVOID body contact with grounded surfaces, such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is grounded.
5. DO NOT expose power tools to rain or wet conditions or use power tools in wet
or damp locations. Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
6. INSPECT tool cords for damage. Have damaged tool 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.
7. DO NOT abuse the cord. NEVER use the cord to carry the tool by or 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.
EXTENSION
CORDS
Use a proper extension cord. ONLY use cords listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Other extension cords can cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in a loss of power and
overheating of tool. For this tool an AWG (American Wire Gauge) size of at least
14-gauge is recommended for an extension cord of 25-ft. or less in length. Use 12-gauge
for an extension cord of 50-ft. Extension cords 100-ft. or longer are not recommended.
Remember, a smaller wire gauge size has greater capacity than a larger number
(14-gauge wire has more capacity than 16-gauge wire; 12-gauge wire has more capacity
than 14-gauge). When in doubt use the smaller number.
When operating a power tool outdoors, use an outdoor extension cord marked "W-A" or
"W". These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric shock.
Z_ CAUTION"
Keep the extension cord clear of the working area. Position the
cord so that it will not get caught on lumber, tools or other obstructions while you
are working with a power tool.
/_ WARNING" Check extension cords before each use. If damaged replace
immediately. Never use tool with a damaged cord since touching the damaged
area could cause electrical shock, resulting in serious injury.
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SAFETY
SYMBOLS
FOR YOUR TOOL
The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
V ...............................................................................
Volts
A ..............................................................................
Amps
Hz ............................................................................
Hertz
W .............................................................................
Watts
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Minutes
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Altemating current
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Direct current
no ............................................................................
No-load speed
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Class II construction, Double Insulated
.../rain ....................................................................... Revolutions or Strokes per minute
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SERVICE
Indicates danger, warning or caution.
It means attention! Your safety is involved.
SAFETY
1. If any part of this saw is missing or should break, bend, or fail in any way;
or should any electrical component fail to perform properly: SHUT OFF the power
switch and remove the 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 Parts and Repair Center. Service
or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
3. When servicing a tool, 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.
SAFETY
RULES FOR SABRE SAWS
ir!leT-'N_[
€'].=i-'im Keep hands away from cutting area and blade. Keep one
hand on the handle/trigger switch and your other and on the front, top of the
saw's handle/motor housing. If both hands are holding the saw, the
blade cannot cut them.
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CAUTION:
Blades coast after saw is switched
1. KEEP your body positioned
with the saw blade.
off.
to either side of the saw blade and not in direct line
2. DO NOT reach under the workpiece.
saw is cutting.
The blade extends under the workpiece when
3. DO NOT touch the blade or the workpiece immediately
be extremely hot and could burn your skin.
4. DO NOT cut an oversized
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after operation;
they may
workpiece,
5, CHECK for the proper clearance under the workpiece before cutting so that the
blade will not strike the workbench or material under the workpiece.
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SAFETY
RULES FOR SABRE SAWS cont.
6. MAKE SURE the blade is not contacting
turned on.
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the workpiece
before the switch is
HOLD TOOL by insulated gripping surfaces (handles) when performing an
operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord.
Contact with a "live" wire will make the exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and
shock the operator.
8. SECURE MATERIAL before cutting. Never hold a workpiece in your hand or
across your legs. Small or thin material may flex or vibrate with the blade,
causing loss of control.
9. When ripping, ALWAYS USE a rip fence or straight edge guide. This improves the
accuracy of the cut and reduces the chance of the blade binding.
10. NEVER cut more than one piece at a time. DO NOT STACK more than one
workpiece on the worktable at a time.
11. AVOID awkward operations and hand positions
cause your hand to move into the blade.
12. NEVER reach into the cutting
where a sudden slip could
path of the blade.
13. BLADE GUIDE ROLLERS must support the blade when cutting. The rollers must rest
against the back edge of blade. THE ONLY cutting operation when rollers DO NOT
support the blade is the scrolling mode. WHEN SCROLLING the blade must swivel as
it is guided to follow scroll patterns. ALWAYS move the base back and blade guide up
and back away from blade in scrolling mode.
14. ALAWYS use blades that have the correct size and shape. Blades that do not match
the mounting hardware of the saw will run erratically and will cause loss of control.
15. ALAWYS BE SURE that all adjusting screws and the blade holder are fastened tightly
BEFORE making a cut. Loose adjusting screws can cause the tool to slip and loss of
control may result
_L, WARNING:
Use of this tool can generate
dust containing
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 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.
Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling
and other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash exposed areas
with soap and water.
Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay on the skin may promote absorption of
harmful chemicals.
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cause serious and permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA
approved respiratory protection appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles
away from face and body.
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ADDITIONAL
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
/_ WARNING:
BE SURE to read and understand all instructions. Failure to
follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious
personal injury.
• Know your power tool. Read operator's manual carefully. Learn the applications
and limitations, as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool. Following
this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire or serious injury.
2. ALWAYS wear safety glasses or eye shields when using this saw. Everyday
eyeglasses have only impact-resistant lenses; they are NOT safety glasses.
3. PROTECT your lungs. Wear a face mask or dust mask if the operation is dusty.
4. PROTECT your hearing. Wear appropriate personal hearing protection during use.
Under some conditions noise from this product may contribute to hearing loss.
5. ALL VISITORS AND BYSTANDERS
operator of the saw wears.
MUST wear the same safety equipment that the
6. INSPECT the tool cords periodically and if damaged have them repaired at your
nearest Sears Service Center. BE AWARE of the cord location.
7. ALWAYS check the tool for damaged parts. Before further use of the tool, a guard or
other part that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine if it will operate
properly and perform its intended function. Check for misalignment or binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts, and any other condition that may affect the tool's
operation. A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or
replaced at a Sears Service Center.
8. INSPECT and remove
all nails from lumber
before
sawing.
9. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Refer to them frequently
and use them to instruct
others who may use this tool. If someone borrows this tool, make sure they have
these instructions also.
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.
Strokes per Minute or Stroke Speed
The blade speed of a sabre saw, which can be varied, usually from 0 to 3000 strokes
per minute.
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Cross cut
A cutting or shaping operation made against the grain of the work piece.
Bevel Cut
A cutting operation
made with the blade at any angle other than 90 ° to the base.
Ripping or Rip Cut
A cutting operation along the length of the workpiece.
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Freehand Cut
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.
Orbital Sawing
In addition to the up and down movement of a sabre saw's blade, there is orbital action
which thrusts the blade forward on the cutting stroke and greatly increases the cutting
speed over conventional sabre saws.
Scrolling
Allows the blade to swivel for intricate pattern cutting.
Through Sawing
Any cutting operation
workpiece.
where the blade extends completely
through the thickness
Kerf
The material removed by the blade in a through cut or the slot produced
non-through or partial cut.
of the
by the blade in a
Workpiece or Material
The item on which the cutting operation is being done. The surfaces of a workpiece
commonly referred to as faces, ends and edges.
Gum
A sticky, sap-based
residue from wood products.
Resin
A sticky, sap-based
substance
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are
that has hardened.
WARNING:
Your saw should NEVER be connected to the power source
when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or removing
blades, cleaning or when it is not in use. Disconnecting the saw will prevent
accidental starting, which could cause serious personal injury.
1. The Edge Guide is force-fitted
into the top of the storage/carrying
2. The Two Blades are stored in the blade storage compartment
saw's base.
3. The Mac Adapter
4. Carefully
is attached
case.
located in the rear of the
to the saw.
lift the saw out of the case and place on a stable flat surface.
5. Inspect the saw carefully to make sure that no breakage or damage has occurred
during shipping. If any of the items mentioned are missing (refer to Fig. 1 on page
11) return the saw to your nearest Sears store or Craftsman outlet to have the saw
replaced.
/_ WARNING:
If any parts are broken or missing, DO NOT attempt to plug
in the power cord or operate saw until the broken or missing parts are replaced.
Failure to do so could result in possible serious injury.
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PARTS
LIST
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(Fig. 1)
2.Two wood cutting blades
(stored in blade
storage compartment)
3. Edge Guide
(stored in case)
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4. Vacuum Adapter
(attached to saw)
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5. Impact Resistant Case
KNOWYOUR
SABRE SAW (Fig. 2)
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OTE: Before
attempting
to use
your saw, familiarize
features
and safety
requirements.
yourself with all of the
Your sabre saw has a precision built electric motor and it should only be connected to a
120-volt, 60-Hz AC ONLY power supply (normal household current). DO NOT operate on
direct current (DC). This large voltage drop will cause a loss of power and the motor will
overheat. If the saw does not operate when plugged into a correct 120-volt, 60-Hz AC
ONLY outlet, check the power supply. This saw has an 8-ft., 2-wire power cord (no adapter
needed).
This Sabre Saw has the following
features:
1.4.8 Amp, Variable Speed Motor, 800 to 3000 SPM strokes per minute
(no-load speed).
2. Variable Speed is controlled by the speed dial located on the top front of the trigger
switch handle.
3.3 Position Orbital Action
4. Blade Guide Support
for smooth cutting.
Roller provides added blade control.
11/16 inch blade stroke
5. Durable Epoxy Coated Steel Base glides smoothly over workpiece.
easy adjustments.
6. Bevel Cutting Capacity 0 ° to 45 ° left and right.
Bevel scale for
7. Quick Blade Changes with No Tools.
8. LED Worklight
illuminates cutting area.
9.
10.
11.
12.
"Live Tool Indicator"
Light is green when saw is plugged into power source.
Extended Length Trigger Switch with Power Lock-On Button.
Clear Front Chip Shield / Blade Guard
Sawdust Removal: Vacuum adapter on bottom of saw attaches to 11/4-inch adapter
and then to wet/dry vac (both sold separately) for removal of sawdust and chips from
the cutting area.
13. Includes Edge Guide, ideal for fast, straight repetitive cutting.
14. Permanently Lubricated 100% Ball Bearings for smooth operation, long life.
15. Includes
Impact
Resistant
Case for easy carrying and storage.
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This Sabre Saw has the following
features:
cont. (Fig. 2)
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Fig. 2
Variable Speed Dial
On/Off Trigger Switch
Power Lock
On Button
"Live Tool Indicator"
Light
8-ft. Power Cord
Vacuum Adapter
LED
Worklight
Clear Chip
Shield/Blade
Guard _
Blade Storage
Compartment
Orbital Control Lever
Base Plate
Edge Guide
Mountin(
Locking Knob
for Edge Guide
Blade
Tool-less Change
Blade Holder Assembly
ade Guide
Rollers
Edge Guide
Mounting Slot
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Edge Guide
Rating
4.8 Amps
No Load Speed
800 - 3000 SPM (strokes
Input
120-volts,
Bevel Cutting
Angle
Range
Blade Stroke
60-Hz AC
0 ° to 45 ° left and right
11/16-inch
Cutting
Depth
in Wood
23/16-in.
Cutting
Depth
in Steel
1/4-in.
12
(55ram)
(6mm)
per min.)
BLADE STORAGE
(Fig. 3 and 4)
Your sabre saw comes with 2 wood cutting blades that are stored in the blade storage
compartment located on the very back of the saw under the power cord inlet (see Fig. 3).
To open
tube up
remove.
remove
blade storage door, remove the vac adapter tube (see Fig. 4). Lift the vac adapter
slightly (to release tab from base plate) and pull vac adapter tube straight out to
Pull tab on blade storage door down to open and turn saw upside down to
blades (see Fig. 3).
Blade Storage
Compartment
Door
Vac Adapter
Tube
Tab
Remember
to always use the proper blade for the material
TOOL-LESS BLADE
INSTALLATION (Fig. 5, 6 and 7)
being cut,
Fig. 5
Tool-less blade change allows you to
remove and replace the saw blade quickly
and easily without the use of additional tools.
1.
Unplug the saw.
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ALWAYS unplug saw
from the power source before changing
blades or making any adjustments,
Failure to unplug the saw could result in
accidental starting which can cause
serious personal injury.
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Assembly
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Fig. 6
Raise up the clear chip shield, lift one side out
of its mounting slot, and remove the shield
from the saw (see Fig. 5). Apply a little force
when lifting and removing the shield from the
saw.
3. Turn the saw upside down so you have better
access to the blade holder assembly.
4. Rotate the "black" cover on the blade holder
assembly counterclockwise
about a quarter
turn and hold it in this position while inserting
a blade into the slot of the blade holder
(see Fig. 6). The teeth of the blade should be
facing to the front and pointing up (when the
saw is right side up), and the back of the blade
must rest in the groove of the blade guide
roller (see Fig. 7).
5. Release the "black" cover on the blade holder
assembly to lock the blade in place.
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:Rollers
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TOOL-LESS
BLADE INSTALLATION
cont.
6. Pull down on the blade to make sure the blade is securely locked in place.
7. Attach the clear chip shield into its mounting slots and snap the shield down to its
proper position.
NOTE: For use with both "T" and "U" shanked
blades.
CAUTION: Once the blade is installed in the saw, it is always exposed.
There is no lower blade guard. Use caution when handling the saw so that the
blade does not catch clothing, skin, etc. Each time you set the saw down take
care not to bend the blade. Always set saw down on its side when blade is
installed. ALWAYS remove blade when saw is not being used.
REMOVING THE BLADE
1.
Unplug the saw.
/_ WARNING:
ALWAYS unplug saw from the power source before
changing blades or making any adjustments. Failure to unplug the saw could
result in accidental starting which can cause serious personal injury.
2. Follow steps 1 through 4 on the tool-less blade installation (see pages 13 and 14).
3. Carefully
remove the blade (or change the blade).
4. Reattach the clear chip shield and snap it down to its proper position.
I NOTE: When storing your saw, ALWAYS remove the cutting blade.
LED WORKLIGHT
(Fig. 8)
Your sabre saw has an LED worklight that
turns "ON" automatically when the saw is
plugged into a power source. The light helps
provide easy visibility of the cutting line.
"LIVE TOOL INDICATOR"
LIGHT (Fig. 9)
Your saw has a "Live Tool Indicator" green
light that turns "ON" automatically when the
saw is plugged into a power source. The
light is located on both sides of the base of
the trigger-switch handle near the body of
the saw.
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POWER ON-OFF TRIGGER
SWITCH and POWER "LOCK-ON"
BUTTON
1. Connect the plug of your saw to a standard household power outlet.
2. Start the tool by squeezing the on/off trigger switch (see Fig. 10).
3. To stop the tool, release the on/off trigger switch.
4. To lock the on/off trigger switch in the "on" position, press trigger switch and while
holding it "on", press in the lock-on button, located on the left side of the handle
(see Fig. 10).
, The power
lock-on button allows the operator to keep the sabre saw running without
squeezing the trigger switch. This is useful for continuous sawing applications.
6. To release the power lock-on button, press and release the trigger switch. This will turn
the tool off.
/_ WARNING:
If the lock-on button is continuously
trigger switch cannot be released.
Fig. 10
being depressed,
the
Fig. 11
On/Off Trigger Switch
Power Lock-On Button
ADJUSTING
THE CUTTING
SPEED WITH THE VARIABLE
SPEED DIAL (Fig. 11)
The variable speed feature of this saw allows you to match the proper cutting speed to
the material being cut, enhancing the overall performance of your saw and helping to
save the blades from undue wear.
The speeds can be adjusted from 800 to 3000 SPM (strokes per minute) no-load speed,
by adjusting the variable speed dial located on top of the trigger switch handle.
The speed dial is numbered "1" through "6", with number "1" the slowest speed and
number "6" the fastest speed (see Fig. 11).
The proper blade speed will differ depending
on the type and thickness
of the workpiece.
As a general rule, slower speeds are for denser materials and faster speeds are for soft
materials.
High speeds will allow you to cut workpieces faster, but blade life will be reduced.
The following
chart can help you pick the proper speed.
Workpiece
Wood
to be cut
Number
Mild Steel
Stainless
on Variable
5-6
Dial
3-6
Steel
3-4
Aluminum
3-6
Plastics
2-5
Remember
Speed
to ALWAYS use the proper cutting blade for the cutting application
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ORBITAL
ACTION (Fig. 12)
This saw has an orbital control lever (see Fig. 12)
that regulates the three cutting modes of the saw,
Positions "1", "2" and "0". The orbital blade action
thrusts the blade forward on the cutting stroke
(see position 1 and 2), and greatly increases the
cutting speed over the normal up and down
blade action of position 0.
POSITION
POSITION
POSITION
Fig. 12
2 is for maximum orbital action (MOST AGGRESSIVE)
1 is for minimum orbital action (LEAST AGGRESSIVE)
0 is normal up and down blade motion of sabre saw (NO ORBITAL ACTION).
POSITION 1
Slow Orbital
Action
POSITION 0
No Orbital Action
For normal up and
down action in all
materials.
For minimum
orbital action.
Ideal for
cutting metal,
plastics,
hardwoods.
Use fine wood, •
20 teeth per
inch, or
smooth metal
T
36 teeth
cutting
per
inch.blade,
for wood
and metal
cutting with
10
- 12 teeth
Useblades
per inch.
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POSITION 2
Fast Orbital
Action
For maximum
orbital action
for the fastest
cutting in
plywood,
softwoods and
softer materials
such as wallboard.
Use wood, metal
and wallboard
cutting blades
with 6, 8, 12 teeth
per inch.
ALWAYS test the cutting modes on a piece of scrap material before making your finished cut.
NOTE: Select the right blade for your cutting application. Blades are available for
fine woodcutting, medium and fast woodcutting, and fast metal or smooth metal
cutting. A general guide to use when selecting a blade is: The more teeth per inch
on the blade, the smoother the cuts, and the less teeth per inch on the blade, the
faster and rougher the cuts.
See page 21, ACESSORIES,
the job.
SAWDUST
REMOVAL
for more information
on selecting the right blade for
(Fig. 13)
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making
WARNING:
any adjustments
ALWAYS
or attaching
unplug saw
accessories.
from the power source BEFORE
Your sabre saw comes with a 11/4-inch vac adapter
tube that can be attached to a wet/dry vac hose
with a 11/4-inch hose adapter and then to a wet/dry
vac (all sold separately).
This will help remove dust, chips and cutting
debris away from the cutting area.
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The vac adapter tube will need to be removed
from the saw for access to blade storage
compartment and when setting and cutting
Fig. 13
bevels.To remove the vac adapter tube, lift up to
release tab from saw's base and pull straight out. To re-attach, just slide back into
position and engage tab.
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GENERAL
CU'I-rlNG TIPS
1. Always place the best or "finished" side of your workpiece "face down" so it does not get
scraped or abused while sawing. ALWAYS CLAMP workpiece securely before sawing.
2. Draw your cutting lines, patterns or designs on the "backside" facing you. This means
they would be reversed or backwards from the way they will appear on the
"finished"
side.
3. Always select the correct blade type for your cutting application.
4. Place front edge of saw base on the material to be cut and line up the blade with your
cutting line.
5. Hold saw firmly and turn it on. Let blade reach selected speed before starting cut.
6. Press down (to keep saw base flat against the workpiece) as you slowly push the saw
in the direction of the cut.
7. Gradually build up the blade speed, cutting as close to the line as possible (unless you
want to leave enough room for finished sanding).
8. As you cut, you may need to reposition the vise or clamps to keep the workpiece stable.
9. DO NOT force the saw because the blade teeth may rub and wear without cutting,
which may result in breaking the blade.
10. Let the saw do most of the work.
11. ALWAYS cut slowly when following curves, so the blade can cut through cross grain.
This will provide an accurate cut and will prevent the blade from wandering.
NOTE: ALWAYS apply a steady firm "DOWN" pressure on the front and body of the
saw as you cut.This will keep the saw blade from JUMPING out of the workpiece.
WARNING:
ALWAYS clamp and support workpiece securely. ALWAYS
maintain proper control of saw. Failure to clamp and support workpiece and
loss of control of saw could result in serious injury,
CUTTING
METAL
When cutting metal ALWAYS clamp down the metal workpiece and ALWAYS use a
METAL cutting blade. Be extremely careful to move the saw very slowly as you cut. Use
the LOW speeds (Position 1,2 or 3 on the variable speed dial). Also use the "LOW"
position on the orbital control lever. DO NOT twist, bend or force the blade. If the saw
jumps or bounces as you cut, change to a blade with finer teeth. If the blade begins to
clog when cutting soft metal, change to a blade with coarser teeth.
For easier cutting, lubricate the blade with a stick of cutting wax (if available) or cutting oil
when cutting steel. Thin metal should be sandwiched between two pieces of wood or
tightly clamped on a single piece of wood (wood on top of the metal). Draw the cut lines
or design on the top piece of wood.
When cutting aluminum extrusion
close to the vise jaws.
or angle iron, clamp the work in a bench vise and saw
When sawing tubing with a diameter larger than the blade is deep, cut through the wall of
the tubing and then insert the blade into the cut, rotating the tube as you saw.
1. When cutting metals, a suitable cooling / cutting oil must be used.
2. Spread the oil onto the blade or workpiece
reduce wear or overheating of the blade.
at regular intervals during cutting in order to
3. Don't make bevel cut when cutting metal.
WARNING:
ALWAYS unplug saw from the power source BEFORE
making any adjustments or attaching accessories,
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CUTTING
WITH A STRAIGHTEDGE
(Fig. 14)
Fig. 14
1. Mark the position of the side edge of the
saw base and then clamp the straightedge
on the mark and parallel to the cut.
2. As you cut, keep the saw base edge flush
against the straightedge and flat on the
workpiece.
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WARNING" ALWAYS clamp and support workpiece securely. ALWAYS
maintain proper control of saw. Failure to clamp and support workpiece and
loss of control of saw could result in serious injury.
PLUNGE CUTTING
(Fig. 15)
One of the most useful features of this type of
tool is the ability to start a cut anywhere on the
workpiece surface - without the need of drilling
a starting hole. Plunge cutting is useful and time
saving for making rough openings in soft
materials. It makes it unnecessary to drill a hole
for an inside or pocket cut.
Fig. 15
1. Draw lines for the opening you want to cut.
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2. Hold saw firmly and tilt it forward so only the
toe of the saw base rests on the workpiece.
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3. MAKE SURE that the blade is well clear of the
workpiece.
4. Start the saw and then gradually lower the blade into the workpiece,
toe of the saw base to prevent side wobble.
5. Slowly pivot the saw downward
rests flat on the workpiece.
firmly holding the
like a hinge until the blade cuts through
and the base
6. Begin sawing in the usual manner along the cut line.
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use
a scroll blade for plunge cutting.
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IMPORTANT:
DO NOT
plunge cut into hard •materials, such as hardwoods
maple, or metals
suchtryastosteel.
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TO MAKE SHARP CORNERS
1. Cut up to the corner, then back up slightly before rounding short of the corner.
2. After the opening is complete,
direction to square it off.
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go back to each corner and cut from the opposite
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TO ADJUST
BASE PLATE FOR BEVEL CUTTING
(Fig. 16 and 16a)
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WARNING:
ALWAYS
unplug saw
from the power source BEFORE
making
any adjustments
or attaching
accessories.
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1. After removing the blade from the saw, remove the vac adapter from under the base
(see Sawdust Removal, Page 16).
2. To adjust the cutting angle, first turn the tool upside down and use the hex key provided
on the power cord to loosen the hex screws that hold the blade guide rollers/assembly
and saw base in place (Fig. 16).
3. Move the base of the saw slightly forward and tilt it to the desired angle between 0 °
and 45 ° left or right, using the scale marked on the base bracket.
4. Install a cutting blade
5. Slide the blade guidE; rollers/assembly
back edge of the blade.
until the blade guide rollers rest against the
6. Re-tighten the hex screws. For accurate work, it is necessary to make a trial cut,
measure the work, and reset the angle until the correct setting is achieved (Fig. 16a).
Fig. 16a
. Fig. 16
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WARNING:
maintain
ALWAYS clamp and support workpiece
securely. ALWAYS
proper control of saw. Failure to clamp and support workpiece
loss of control of saw could result in serious injury.
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and
US!NGTHE
EDGE GUIDE (Fig. 17 and 17a)
making
any adjustments
or attaching
accessories.
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WARNING:
ALWAYS
unplug saw
from the power source BEFORE
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1. Insert the bar of the edge guide through the slots in the base of the sabre saw
(see Fig. 17). The edge guide can be inserted from either side of the base, with the
guide edge facing down.
2. Screw the edge guide locking knob into the threaded
edge guide bar in place.
hole in the base to tighten the
3. Measure the distance from the edge of the workpiece to the line of cut. Slide the edge
guide to this desired distance and tighten the locking knob to secure edge guide in place
(see Fig. 17a) and make your cut,
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WARNING" ALWAYS clamp and support workpiece securely. ALWAYS
maintain proper control of saw. Failure to clamp and support workpiece and
loss of control of saw could result in serious injury.
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Preventive maintenance performed by unauthorized
personnel may result in misplacing of internal wires and components, which
could cause a serious hazard.
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SERVICE
1. When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Use of unauthorized parts
or failure to follow maintenance instructions may create a risk of electrical shock or
serious personal injury.
2. All service that requires opening the sabre saw MUST ONLY be performed by a Sears
Service Center. All motor parts represent an important part of the double insulation
system and MUST ONLY be serviced by a Sears Service Center. Service performed by
unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
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3. Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most plastics are susceptible to
damage from various types of commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use.
Use clean cloths to remove dirt, carbon dust, etc.
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GENERAL
Z_ WARNING:
cleaning
ALWAYS disconnect
or performing
any maintenance,
the tool from the power source BEFORE
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DO NOT at any time let brake fluids, gasoline,
petroleum-based
products, penetrating oils, etc. come in contact with plastic
parts. Chemicals can damage, weaken or destroy plastic, which may result in
serious personal injury.
It has been found that electric tools are subject to accelerated wear and possible
premature failure when they are used to work on fiber glass boats and sports cars,
wallboard, spackling compounds or plaster. The chips and grindings from these materials
are highly abrasive to electrical tool parts, such as bearings, brushes, commutators, etc.
Consequently, it is not recommended that this tool be used for extended work on any
fiberglass material, wallboard, spackling compound or plaster. During any use on these
materials, it is extremely important that the tool is cleaned frequently by blowing with an
air jet.
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Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields during power tool operations, or when blowing dust. If operation is
dusty, also wear a dust mask.
LUBRICATION
All of the bearings in this tool are lubricated with a sufficient amount of high-grade
lubricant for the life of the tool under normal operating conditions. Therefore, no further
lubrication is required.
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for this
Thetool
use might
of attachments
be dangerous
or accessories
and could result
that are
in serious
not
injury. I
Sears and other Craftsman outlets have a large selection of Craftsman
blades designed for specific cutting applications.
sabre saw
Sabre saw blades are available for super fine wood scrolling, and smooth, medium
and fast wood cutting. Select metal cutting blades for fast or for smooth cutting,
or knife blades designed to cut vinyl, leather, rubber, cork and carpet.
There are special blades available for cutting abrasive materials such as plaster
and wallboard, and most all blades are available in individual packs or variety and
assorted sets.
Sears and other Craftsman outlets also offer safety equipment, sawhorses, work
stands, straight edges, cutting guides and a large selection of clamps to help you
with all your sawing needs.
Visit your local Sears store or other Craftsman
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