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MODEL NO.
113.234880
8- I/4 INCH
SLIDE COMPOUND
MITER SAW
Serial
Number_
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may be found on the
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use.
,__AIRS / r.RRFT._H RN
FOR YOUR
SAFETY:
READ ALL
INSTRUCTIONS
CAREFULLY
8-1/4 INCH SLIDE
COMPOUND MITERSAW
• assembly
• operating
• repair parts
Sold by SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Chicago,
P_rt No. SP5524
IL 60684 U.S.A.
Printed
in Taiwan
FULL
ONE YEAR WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
SLIDE
COMPOUND
MITER
•
SAW
if within one year from the date of purchase, this Craftsman Slide Compound Miter Saw fails
due to a defect in material or workmanship, Sears will repair it, free of charge.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY SIMPLY CONTACTING THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty applies only while this product is used in the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., D/817 WA Hoffman Estates, IL 60195
Safety Instruction for Slide Compound
Safety is a combination of common sense, staying alert
and knowing how your slide compound miter saw
works. Read this manual to understand this saw.
SAFETY
SIGNAL
• Assembly and alignment. (See pages 9-13).
• Learn the use and function of:
(a) the ON-OFF switch,
WORDS
(b) upper and lower blade guards,
_1, DANGER: means if the safety information is not
followed someone will be seriously injured or kilted.
A_ WARNING: means if the safety information is not
followed someone could be seriously injured or
killed.
'& CAUTION: means if the safety information
followed someone might be injured.
Miter Saw
(c) handle latch,
(d) bevel lock handle,
(e) cover plate screw.
(f) depth adjustment bolt,
(g) carriage lock knob,
is not
(h) miter lock handle, and
( i ) saw handle.
BEFORE USING THE SLIDE
COMPOUND MITER SAW:
• Review and understand all safety instructions and
operating procedures in this manual.
• Review the maintenance methods for this slide
compound miter saw. (See page 21)
serious, permanent injury, do not plug the saw
WARNING:
To avoid mistakes
could cause
in until the following
steps are that
completed.
Read the following DANGER and WARNING
found on the slide compound miter saw:
m. ,LtA1 =[:l
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labels
_WARNING
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3lade can lift and throw wo_plece.
3Jade can suddenly come toward you.
ro avoid this:
'or Chop Cuts, _lways LOCK SLIDE.
For Slide Cuts:
NEVER pull saw Into workplace.
Position blade over front edge of
workplace. To cut, PUSH saw
down Into front edge, then back
toward fence.
Read Owner's Manual before using tool
&WARNING
f* Read the Manual before using this saw.
6, Do nor perform any operation freehand.
Z. Wear safety goggles that meet ANSI Z87.1 7. Do not reach around or behind saw blade,
Standards.
8. Unplug saw before changing blade or secvtc_g.
3,Tighten_ arbor screw and all clamps beforB g. Release trigger end ,waft for blade to stop
sawing,
before moving wor kpmce or changing set.up.
4.Donotoperatethissawwifftoutguardsinplace.
10.To avoid electric shock_ do not oxpose to
5.Keep hands away from the moving blade,
rain•
WHEN INSTALLING
OR MOVING
SLIDE COMPOUND MITER SAW.
THE
DOUBLE
INSULATED
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use only
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• Get help. This saw weighs 70 pounds. To avoid
back injury, get help whenever you need to lift it.
Before moving the sew:
• Lock the miter, bevel, and carriage lock knobs.
• Unplug the power cord.
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NEVER carry the saw by the cord or power head handle. The handle could break suddenly. Damage to insulation could cause an electric shock. Damage to wire
connections could cause a fire.
AVOIDDANGEROUS
ENVIRONMENT.
Usethe slide
compound
mitersawin a dry,indoorplaceprotected
fromrain.Keepworkareawelllighted.
Placetheslidecompound
mitersawsoneithertheuser
orbystanders
areforcedtostandinlinewiththeblade.
Thrown
debriscouldinjurepeopleinitspath.
Toavoid
injury from unexpected saw movement:
If any part is missing, bent, or broken in any way, or any
electrical parts don't work, turn the saw off and unplug
it. REPLACE damaged, missing, or failed parts before
using the saw again.
MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE Keep the slide compound miter saw clean for best and safest performance
Follow instructions for lubricating. DON'T put lubricants
on the blade while it's spinning.
• Put the slide compound miter saw on a firm level
surface where there is plenty of room for handling
and properly supporting the workpiece.
REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES from
tool before turning it on.
• Support the slide compound miter saw so the table
is level and the saw does not rock.
To avoid injury from jams, slips or thrown pieces:
• Choose the right 8-1/4 inch diameter blade for the
material and the type of cutting you plan to do.
• Make sure the blade is sharp, undamaged and
properly aligned. With the saw unplugged, push
the power-head all the way down and back. Hand
spin the blade and check for clearance. Tilt the
power-head to 45 degree bevel and repeat the
check. If the blade hits anything, make the adjustments shown in the Assembly and Alignment
section. (page 9)
• Make sure the blade and arbor collars are clean.
• Make sure the arbor collars' recessed sides are
facing the blade.
• Using the provided arbor wrench or other 1/2"
wrench, make sure the arbor cap screw is firmly
hand tightened.
° Make sure all clamps and looks are tight and no
parts have excessive play.
• KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and
benches invite accidents. Floor must not be slippery.
Bolt or clamp the saw to its support.
NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury could
occur if the tool tips or you accidentally hit the cutting tool. Do not store anything above or near the
tool where anyone might stand on the tool to reach
them.
To avoid injury or death from electrical shock:
• THIS TOOL IS DOUBLE INSULATED to give you
added protection. Double insulation does not take
the place of normal safety precautions when operating this tool. When servicing this double insulated tool, use only identical parts.
• Make sure your fingers do not touch the plug's
metal prongs when plugging or unplugging the
slide compound miter saw.
BEFORE
EACH
USE:
Inspect your slide compound miter saw.
DISCONNECT THE SAW. To avoid injury from accidental starting, unplug the saw, before changing the
setup, changing the blade or adjusting anything.
Compare the direction of rotation arrow on the guard to
the direction arrow on the blade. The blade teeth
should always point downward at the front of the saw,
Tighten the arbor screw.
Tighten the cover plate stop screw.
CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Check for:
Alignment of moving parts,
Damaged electric cords.
Binding of moving parts,
Broken parts,
Stable mounting,
Function of arm return spring and lower guard:
Push the arm all the way down, then let it rise up
until it stops by itself. Check the lower guard to see
if it closed fully, If it did not, follow the instructionsin
the Trouble Shooting section.
Smooth, solid movement of sliding assembly,
Other conditions that may affect the way the slide
compound miter saw works.
KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE, in working order, and in
proper adjustment.
To avoid burns or other fire damage, never use the
slide compound miter saw near flammable liquids,
vapors or gasses.
Plan ahead to protect your eyes, hands,
face, ears.
KNOW YOUR SLIDE COMPOUND
MITER SAW.
Read and understand the owner's manual and labels
affixed to the toot. Learn its application and limitations
as well as the specific potential hazards peculiar to this
tool.
To avoid injury from accidental contact with moving
parts, don't do layout, assembly, or setup work on the
slide compound miter saw while any parts are moving.
AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. Make sure switch is
"OFF" before plugging slide compound miter saw into a
power outlet.
Plan your work.
USE THE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force tool or attachment
to do a job it was not designed to do. Use a different
tool for any workpiece that can't be held in a solidly
braced, fixed position.
CAUTION: This machine is not designed for
cutting metals. Use this slide compound miter
saw to cut only wood, and wood like products.
Other materials may shatter, bind on the blade,
start fires or create other dangers.
Dress for safety.
Never cut FREEHAND:
WEAR
YOUR
• Brace your workpiece solidly against the fence and
table top so ,t will not rock or twist during the cut
• Make sure there's no debris between the work
piece and its supports
• Make sure no gaps between the workpiece fence
and table wilr let the workpiece shill after it is cut _n
two.
• Never cut more than one workppece at a time
• Keep the cut off piece free to move sideways after
it's cut off Otherwise. it could get wedged against
the blade and thrown violently
• Clear everything except the workpiece and related
support devices off t,_e table before turning the
slide compound miter saw on
• SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to help
hold the work when irs practical
Use extra caution with large, very small or awkward workpieces:
Any power slide compound miter saw can throw foreign
objects into the eyes. This can cause permanent eye
damage. Wear safety goggles (not glasses) that comply
with ANSI Z87.1 (shown on package). Everyday eyeglasses have only impact resistant lenses. They are not
safety glasses. Safety goggles are available at Sears
retail catalog stores, Glasses or goggles not in compliance
with ANSI Z87.1 could seriously hurt you when they
break.
• Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties or
jewelry (rings, wrist watches) They can get caught
and draw you into moving parts.
• Wear nonslip footwear.
• lqe back long hair.
• Roll long sleeves above the elbow
• Noise levels vary widely. To avoid possible hearing
damage, wear ear plugs or muffs when using slide
compound miter saw for hours at a time.
• For dusty operations wear a dust mask along with
the safety goggles.
• Use extra supports (tables saw horses, blocks.
e[c.i for any workpieces large enough to tip when
not hetd down to the table top.
• NEVER use another persoH as a substitute for a
table ex_er'.so "_, or as additiona_ sn,ooort for a
workplece
• Do nol use tn,s saw to :,,,' pieces too small [o let
you easily i-old the ,.vo_kwniie you keep the thumb
side of your flt_/ poetic,, _'_'g_ against the outsideeag_ _ n. !ercd.
Inspect your workpieee.
Make sure there are no nails or foreign objects in the
part of the workpiece to be cut.
• When cutting {rregu_auy shapeo workp_eces, plan
your work support so =twlti not Shp Dncn Th_biaoe
and be torn [rum ,,.u. , __ A pLece of molding,
for example nc, b[ ,o iL_f_r be heid by a fixture or
j_gthat wiii not let [ r_,,_/ _ock or slip while being
cut.
Plan your work to avoid the spinning blade and
keep the workpiece from binding on the blade and
flying out of your hands:
Plan how you will make the cut. Always:
• Make sure the blade is not spinning.
• Raise the blade.
• Properly support round material such as dowel
rods. They have a tendency to roll while being cut
causing the blade to "bite" To avoid this, always
use a fixture designed to properly hold your workpiece
• Slide the saw out above the front edge of the workpiece before starting it, and
• Push the saw blade down on top of the wood and
then away from you to make the cut.
WHENEVER
SAW BLADE IS SPINNING.
WARNING: Don't let familiarity (gained from
frequent use of your slide compound miter
saw) cause a careless mistake. A careless
fraction of a second is enough to cause
a severe injury.
during a cut. The blade can suddenly climb up
on top of the workpiece and force itself
I DANGER: NEVER pull the saw toward you
toward you.
Before starting your cut watch the slide compuur'o
miter saw whiie it runs If it makes an unfarnil,at no_se
or vibrates a lot, stop _mmediately Turn the slide compound miter saw off. Unplug the shde compound m_,
saw. Do not restart until finding and correcting the p_c_'
lem.
Plan the way you will hold the workpiece from start to
finish:
Avoid awkward operations and hand positions where a
sudden slip could cause fingers or hand to move into
the blade.
DON'T OVERREACH. Keep good footing and balance.
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. Keep all visitors a safe distance from the slide compound miter saw. Make sure
bystanders are clear of the slide compound miter saw
and workp_ece
Never reach behind or beneath the saw blade.
Keep your face and body to one side, out of line with a
possible throwback.
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.
Never confine the piece being cut off. Never hold it,
clamp it, touch it, or use length stops against it while the
blade is spinning, tt must be free to move sideways on
its own. If confined, it could get wedged against the
blade and thrown violently.
Let the blade reach full speed before cutting.
DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and safer
at its designed rate. Feed the blade into the workpiece
only fast enough to let it cut without bogging down or
binding.
Before freeing any jammed material:
• Turn switch "OFF"
• Unplug the slide compound miter saw.
• Wait for all moving parts to stop.
After finishing a cut:
• Keep holding the power head down,
• Release the switch, and wait for all moving parts to
stop before moving your hands.
• If blade doesn't stop within 6 seconds, unplug the
saw and follow the instructions in the Trouble
Shooting section for fixing the blade brake before
using the saw again,
BEFORE
LEAVING THE SAW:
NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED. Turn
power off. Wait for all moving parts to stop.
Make workshop child-proof. Lock the shop. Disconnect
master switches. Store tool away from children and others not qualified to use it.
glossary of terms for woodworking
Arbor
The shaft on which a cutting too! is mounted
Bevel Cut
An angle cutting operation made through the face of the
workpiece.
Compound Cut
A simultaneous bevel and miter cutting operation.
Crosscut
A cutting operation
workp_ece,
made across the width of the
Freehand
Performing a cut w,thout the use of fence (guide), hold
down or other proper device to prevent the workpiece
from _Jisting during the cutting operation. Twisting of
the workpiece can cause it to be thrown.
Gum
A st;cky sap based residue from wood products
Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)
The number of turns completed by a spinning object in
one minute.
Sawblade Path
The area of the workpiece or table top directly in line
with either the travel of the blade or the part of the workpiece which will be, or has been, cut by the blade.
Set
The distance that the tip of the sawblade tooth is bent
(or set) outward from the face of the blade.
Dado
A non-through cut which produces
_otch or trough in the workpiece.
a square sided
Workpiece
The item on which the cutting operation is being performed. The surfaces of a workpiece are commonly
referred to as faces, ends, and edges.
Heel
M ';a'icnm(mt o _th_ nlade
Kerr
The amount of material removed by the blade _n a
through cut or the slot produced by the blade in a nonthrough or partial cut
Miter Cut
An angle cutting operation made across the width of the
workp=ece
Resin
A sticky, sap based substance that has hardened.
End
Edge
electrical connections
POWER
DANGER: To avoid electrocution:
SUPPLY
1. Use only identical replacement parts when
servicing a tool with double insulation. 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 residual use only.
Motor Specifications
The AC motor used in this saw is a universal, nonreversible type having the following specifications:
Maximum Developed H.P .......................................... 2
Voltage ...................................................................
120
Amperes ..................................................................
10
Hertz (Cycles) .........................................................
60
Phase ..............................................................
Single
RPM ....................................................................
5000
Rotation of Shaft .........................................
Clockwise
Brake ............................................................
Automatic
MOTOR SAFETY
CAUTION: To avoid motor damage, this motor
should be blown out or vacuumed frequently to
keep sawdust from interfering with normal
motor ventilation.
WARNING: To avoid electrical hazards, fire hazards, or damage, or damage to the tool, use
proper circuit protection. Your saw is wired at
the factory for 120v operation. Connect to a
f20v, 15-amp branch circuit and use a 15-amp
time delay fuse or circuit breaker. To avoid
shock or fire, if power cord is worn or cut, or
damaged in any way, have it replaced immediately.
DOUBLE
PROTECTION
1. Connect this tool to a 120V, 15-amp branch circuit
with a 15-amp time delay fuse or circuit breaker.
Using the wrong size fuse can damage the motor.
2. If the motor won't start, release the trigger switch
immediately. UNPLUG THE TOOL Check the saw
blade to make sure it turns freely. If the blade is
free, try to start the motor again. If the motor still
does not start, refer to the "Motor Trouble-Shootmg Chart."
3. If the motor suddenly stalls while cutting wood,
release the trigger switch, unplug the tool, and
free the blade from the wood. The motor may now
be restarted and the cut finished.
INSULATED
The slide compound miter saw is intended for residentian use only. It is double insulated to provide a double
thickness of insulation between you and the tool's
electrical system. All exposed metal parts are isolated
from the internal metal motor components with pro-
4. Fuses may "blow" or circuit breakers may trip frequently if:
a. MOTOR IS OVERLOADED--Overloading
can
occur if you feed too rapidly or make too many
start/stops in a short time.
tecting insulation.
Your unit has a plug that looks like the one shown
below..
b. Voltages net more than 10% above or below
the nameplate voltage can handle normal
loads. For heavy loads, however, the voltage at
motor terminals must equal the voltage specified on nameplate.
5.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical
shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one
blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit in
a polarized outlet only one way, f the p ug does
not fit fully in the outlet, reverse plug. If it still
does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to
install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug
in any way.
WARNING:
Most motor troubles may be traced to loose or
incorrect connections, overload, low voltage (such
as small size wire in the supply circuit) or to overly
tong supply circuit wire. Always check the connections, the load and the supply circuit whenever
motor doesn't work well. Check wire sizes and
length with the Wire Size Chart below,
WIRE SIZES
The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of
power. To keep this to a minimum and to prevent overheating and motor burn-out, use the table below to
determine the minimum wire size (A.W.G.) extension
cord.
Double insulation does not take the
place of normal safety precautions when operating this tool.
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Ampererati_g
ton _)ameplate)
For circuits that are farther than 100 feet away from
electrical service box, the wire size must be increased
proportionately in order to deliver ample voltage to the
saw motor,
0
50
Ext Cord Length
25
50
75
!00
125
150
Ft
Ft
F1
F_
Ft
Ft
51
100
107
Wire Size iAmerican
18
18
18
16
16
16
18
16
16
14
12
12
i3 0
1:2 ! - 150
Wire Gauge}
l_
16
!4
12
12
!2
14
14
14
12
12
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contents
Guarantee ..................................................................
Safety Instructions for Slide Compound
Miter Saw .................................................................
Glossary of Terms for Woodworking ............................
Electrical Connections ...................................................
Unpacking and Preassembly ................................
Knowing Your Miter Saw ................................................
2
2
5
6
7
8
Assembiy and Alignment ..........................................
Mounting the Saw ..........................................................
Basic Saw Operations .......................................
Maintenance and Lubrication ........................................
Troubie Shooting .........................................................
Repair Parts ..............................................................
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13
14
21
23
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unpacking
1. Before removing the saw from the shipping carton
tighten the carriage lock knob to guard against sudden movement
WARNING: To avoid injury from unexpected
starting or electrical shock, do not plug the
power cord into a source of power during
unpacking and assembly. This cord must remain
unplugged whenever you are working on the
saw.
2. Remove the saw from the shipping carton by lifting
with the handholds located at the base of the saw.
Model 113.234880 Slide Compound Miter Saw is
shipped complete in one box
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WARNING: Although small, this saw is heavy. To J
avoid back injury, get help whenever you have to
lift the saw.
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Place the saw on a secure stationary work surface and
look the saw over carefully.
WARNING: It any part is missing or damaged, do
not plug the saw in until the missing or damaged
part is correctly replaced. To avoid electrical
shock, use only identical
replacement parts when servicing double
insulated tools.
tools needed
COMBINATION
NOTE: AII fasteners are metric except arbor screw and
mounting hardware for lower guard,
Tools required for assembly and alignment of miter
saw:
• #2 Phillips Screwdriver
• Combination Square
• Adjustable Wrench
SQUARE MUST BE TRUE
DRAW LIGHT
LINE ON BOARD
STRAIGHT EDGE OF
BOARD 3/4" THICK
THIS EDGE MUST BE
PERFECTLY STRAIGHT
ALONG TRIS EDG_.__
SHOULD BE NO GAP OR OVERLAP WHEN
SQUARE IS FLIPPED OVER IN DOTTED PO61TION
_,_
#2 PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER
COMBINATION SQUARE
FURNISHED WRENCH I12" ARBOR BOX
AND 12mm OPEN END
ADJUSTABLE WRENCH
knowing your slide compound miter saw
I Warning labels.
2 Handle Latch--The miter saw can be locked in the
lowered position for compact storage.
3 Depth Adjustment bolt--When properly adjusted it
limits saw blade travel to approximately 1/4" below
the table.
4. Miter Lock Handle--The miter lock handle clamps
the miter saw at a desired miter angle. Index points
have been provided at 0.15, 22-1/2, 30, 45 L/R.
5 Bevel Lock Handle_The bevel lock handle locks
the saw at a desired bevel angle.
6 Bevel Adjustment Stops--Bolts that are adjusted to
stop sawblade at 90 _ bevel and 45; bevel.
7. Carriage Lock Knob--Lock the carriage in place.
8. Lower Blade Guard-The
blade guard helps protect your hands from the blade in the raised positicn. To avoid binding on the workpiece, it retracts
as the blade is lowered.
9. Saw Handle--The saw handle contains the trigger
switch with a lock-off button. The blade is bowered
into the workpiece by pushing down on the handle.
The saw will return to its upright position when the
handle is released.
!0. Cover Plate Screw--When tightened, holds cover
plate in place and can be loosened to let cover
plate swing back for blade changing.
9. Saw Handle
1. Warning Labels
3. Depth Adjustment
with Knurled Nut
and Jam Nuts
10. Cover Plate
Screw
bolt
7, Carriage
Lock Knob
6. Bevel Adju
Stops
2. Handle Latch
8. Lower Blade
Guard
5. Bevel Lock
Handle
4_ Miter Lock Handle
assembly and alignment
ASSEMBLY
AND ALIGNMENT
Assembling the Lower Blade Guard
NOTE: For compact shipment the lower blade guard
has been partially disconnected.
!. The slide compound miter saw has a spring loaded
pin to lock the miter saw in the !owered position. To
release push the handle down slightly, pull the locking knob and give a quarter turn,
2. Release pressure on the handle and allow the saw
to rise to its up position
3, Remove the M6 x 1.0 shoulder screw and hardware
from the pivot casting as illustrated. Attach the blade
guard link to the pivot casting with a phillips screwdriver while you tighten the jam nut with the
adjustable wrench,
Smaller
M6 x 1.0 Shoulder
Screw
Thicker
Washers
Link
NOTE: With the blade guard link attached, the guard
should raise as the blade is lowered towards the work
table and drop to cover the blade as the power head is
raised. This link helps prevent guard hangups and binding while you are cutting, Check that link is centered
under guard bearing and does not twist and bind under
pressure, tf the link does bind contact Sears Service,
Pivot
Larger
Thinner
Washel
ASSEMBLY
Jam
Nut
AND ALIGNMENT
Step One -- Blade Square (90 °) to Table
NOTE: The compound slide miter saw was assembled, aligned, and inspected
before shipment.
Alignment should be checked and any necessary
adjustments made to insure accurate cuts.
1. Lower the blade and use the head latch to keep the
blade in the down position. Use a combination
square to check blade squareness to table. If the
blade does not contact the full length of the square.
follow the procedure below,
a. Loosen the bevel lock handle.
b. Grasp the metal upper guard and move the cutting head to the left as far as it will go.
c. Loosen the right side bevel stop lock nut. Lower
the bevel stop bolt down as far as it will go.
d. Grasp the metal upper guard again and position
the cutting head until the blade makes contact
with the full length of the square.
e. Tighten the bevel lock handie
f. Use 12mm wrench end to hold the bevel stop lock
nut in place.
g Use another wrench to turn the bevel stop bolt
until it hits the bottom of the bevel stop.
h. Lock the bevel stop nut.
2. Check the bevel indicator, If the indicator needs
adjustment use a phillips screwdriver and slide the
indicator to the 0" on the scale.
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Step Two -- Blade 45 to Table
1. Loosen the bevel lock handle. Grasp the metal
guard and tiIt the cutting head to the Ieft until it
strikes the left bevel stop,
2. Use a procedure similar to Step One except use the
45 side of the combination square, Adjust as necessary.
3. Return blade to 90
bevel lock
upright position and tighten
Step Three -- Fence Square (90') to Blade
1. Lower the blade and use the head latch to keep the
blade in the down position. Use a combination
square to make sure the fence is square to the blade
as shown. If an adjustment is needed follow the procedure below
a Loosen the four (4) fence lock bolts
b Piace a combination square against the saw
blade and adjust the fence until it is 90 to the
blade
c
Tighten the four (4) fence lock bolts
Step Four-
Adjustment of Miter Scale indicator
1 Position the turntable to the 0 position
m_ter handle
Lock the
2 The miter scale indicator should be pointing to 0
3 !f necessary, loosen the phillips screw that holds the
indicator in place Reposition the indicator and
retighten screw
Miter
Lock
Handle
10
/
Miter Scale
Indicator
Step Five--
Bevel Pivot Adjustment
The compound slide miter saw should bevel easily by
loosening the bevel lock handle and tilting the power
head to the left If movement is tight or if there is loose
ness in the pivot follow the adjustment procedure.
a. Loosen the beveI lock handle
Depth
Stop
. Jam Nuts
b Turn the hex lock nut wifh a wrench
c Recheck bevel movement
Readjust if necessary
of the miter saw
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off as you use the saw, at least one thread of the
pivot bolt must always stick out past the nut.
I WARNING:
Tothe
keep
nut from
it's way I
Always keep
nutthe
at least
that working
tight.
Step Six -- Cutting Head Pivot Adjustment
The compound slide miter saw should nse completely
to the up position by itself. To check this release the
handle latch and see if the saw will rise by itsolfl If the
saw wiII not rise by itself or if there is play in the pivot
joints the following adfustment _snecessary
Pivot Bolt
Bevel
and Nut
Lock
Handle
Bevel Hex Lock Nut
a if the saw does not rise by itself loosen the lock
nut on the pivot bolt
b If there is play in the joints slightly tighten the lock
nut on the pivot bolt
c Recheck the saw travel Saw should rise freely to
its up travel stop. Check to see that the saw wilI
rise from al! positions and there is no looseness in
the pivot If saw still won't fully rise, have Sears
Service check and repair it,
WARNING: To keep the nut from working it's way
off as you use the saw, at least on thread of the
pivot bolt must always stick out past the nut.
Always keep the nut at least that tight.
Step Seven -- Depth Stop
Follow the procedure below.
a. Loosen the two (2) jam nuts on the end of the
depth stop bolt.
The depth stop limits the blade's downward travel. It
allows the blade to go below the work table enough to
maintain full cutting capacities, thereby cutting completely through the workpiece at the fence, Properly
adjus_ea, the dec,th stop positions the blade !,'4"below
the table.
b. Loosen the knurled nut at the top of the arm,
c The saw blade is lowered by turning the depth
stop bolt counterclockwise and raised by turning
the bolt clockwise.
d.
WARNING: To avoid injury from unexpected
starting or electrical shock, do not plug the saw
in. The power cord must remain unplugged
whenever you are working on the saw.
Lower the blade into the slot of the turn table.
Check blade clearance and maximum cutting distance (distance from fence where blade enters) to
front of work table slot. Readjust if necessary.
CAUTION: Do not start the compound slide miter
saw without checking for interference between the
blade and the turn table structure. The blade could
be ruined if it cuts into the turn table structure.
This too! is factory set to provide maximum cutting
capacity for the 8-1/4" saw blade provided. When the
diameter of the blade has been reduced due to sharpenrng _tmay be necessary to adjust the depth stop
When a new blade is installed it is necessary to check
ibe clearance of the blade to the turn table structure
e. Tighten the large knuded nut at the top of arm.
f. Tighten the two (2) nuts on the end of the depth
stop bolt against the depth stop.
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I
Removing
Mounting
Plate
Blade Guard
Link
or Installing the Blade
WARNING: To avoid injury from a thrown workpiece or thrown pieces of blade, do not use a
blade larger or smaller than 8-1/4" diameter,
WARNING: To avoid injury from unexpected
starting, unplug the saw whenever you are
removing or installing the blade.
1.
Unplug the saw from the outlet. Cutting head is up.
2.
Rotate lower guard out of the way. Loosen the
screw holding the lower guard mounting plate to
the upper guard.
3.
Lift the lower guard up and tilt the lower guard
assembly back so the arbor screw is exposed
4.
Find the arbor lock between the upper guard and
the miter saw handle. Place a 1/2" box end wrench
or arbor wrench furnished, over arbor screw.
5.
Press the arbor lock and hold it in firmly while turning the wrench clockwise. The arbor lock will
engage after some turning of the wrench.
Loosen
Lower
Blade Guard
This Locking
Screw After
Rotating
Lower Guard
Arbor
Lock
NOTE: The arbor lock can be damaged by improper
use. If the arbor lock will not hold, lower the blade down
on to a scrap piece of wood positioned against the
fence. This will serve as an alternate locking means.
6. Unscrew and remove the arbor screw, arbor washer.
outer blade collar, and the blade.
ol
NOTE: Pay attention to pieces removed, noting their
position and direction they face (see illustration). Wipe
the blade collars clean of any sawdust before installing
the new blades.
7.
8.
9.
Arbor
Washer
Install the new 8-1/4" blade. Make sure the rotation
arrow on the blade matches the clockwise rotation
arrow on the upper guard.
install the outer blade collar, arbor washer and
arbor screw. Press the arbor lock and turn the 1/2"
wrench counter clockwise to secure the blade.
Tighten arbor screw securely.
10. Be sure the arbor lock is released so the blade
turns freely.
8-1/4" Blade
or Wrench
Furnished
Screw /
/
Outer
Blade Collar
Lower the lower blade guard until the slot in mounting plate rests all the way down on the tocking
screw_ Tighten the locking screw.
DANGER: Never use saw without mounting
plate locked securely in place. It keeps the
arbor screw from falling out if it accidentally
loosens and prevents the spinning blade from
coming off the machine.
_
Inner Blade
Collar
(Do Not Remove)
WARNING: After installing a new blade, make
sure the blade clears the table slot at the 0 ° and
45° bevel positions. Lower the blade into the
table slot and check for any contact with the
base or turn table structure.
If blade contacts turn table, refer to assembly and alignment, step two, for adjustment.
If blade bottoms out on turn table structure, due to
assembly and alignment, see depth stop section for
adjustment.
(See page 11, Step 7).
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MOUNTING
THE
SAW
I WARNING: To avoid injury:
I
Mounting
Hole
Mounting Hole
Before moving the saw:
• Lock the miter, bevel and carriage.
• Unplug the power cord.
• Get help. This saw weighs 70 pounds. To avoid
back injury, get help whenever you need to tiff it.
NEVER carry the saw by the cord or power head handle The handle could break suddenly. Damage to tnsulation could cause an electric shock. Damage to wire
connections could cause a fire.
DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Use the slide compound miter saw _n a dry, indoor place protected from
rain. Keep work area welI lighted.
Mounting
Hole
-- Set Screw
i
Place the slide compound miter saw so neither the user
or bystanders are forced to stand in line with the blade
Thrown debris could injure people in its path.
_xtension
To avoid injury from unexpected saw movement:
• Put the slide compound miter saw on a firm level
surface where there is plenty of room for handling
and properly supporting the workpiece.
• Support the slide compound miter saw so the table
is level and the saw does not rock.
Extension
• Loosen the set screw locking the "U"-shaped
extension on the rear of the saw. Slide the bracket
out to support the saw. Retighten the set screw.
• Bolt or clamp the saw to its support.
Place the saw on a work bench. The base of the saw
has three holes to mount the compound slide miter saw
(see illustration). If the saw is to be used in one location, fasten it to the work bench
/'
/
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If the saw is to be used in a portable application, mount
the saw to a 1/2" piece of plywood. Then clamp the
mounting board down to prevent it from tipping or
slipping.
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Basic Saw Operations
BEFORE USING THE SLIDE
COMPOUND MITER SAW:
If any part is missing, bent, or broken in any way, or any
electrical parts don't work, turn the saw off and unplug
it. REPLACE damaged, missing or failed parts before
using the saw again.
MAINTAINING TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep the slide
compound miter saw clean for best and safest perfor
mance. Follow instructions for lubricating. DON'T put
lubricants on the blade while it's spinning.
REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES from
tool before turning it on.
WARNING: To avoid mistakes that could cause
serious, permanent injury, do not plug the saw
in until the following steps are completed.
, Assembly and alignment. (See pages (10-12)
• Learn the use and function of:
To avoid injury from jams, slips or thrown pieces:
• USE ONLY RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES
(See page 22). Consult this Owner's manual for
recommended accessories. Follow the instructions
that come with the accessories.
The use of
improper accessories may cause risk of injury to
persons
• Choose the right 8-1/4" inch diameter blade for the
material and the type of cutting you plan to do.
(a) the ON OFF switch,
(b) upper and lower blade guards.
(c) head latch,
(d) bevel lock handle,
(e) cover plate stop screw,
(f)
depth adjustment bolt,
(g) carriage lock knob,
• Make sure the blade is sharp, undamaged and
properly aligned with the saw unplugged, push the
power-heed all the way down and back. Hand spin
the blade and check for clearance. Tilt the power
head to 45 degree bevel and repeat the check. If
the blade hits anything, make the adjustments
shown m the Maintaining
Maximum Cutting
Capacity section.
• Make sure the blade and arbor collars are clean.
(h) miter lock handle, and
(i) saw handle.
• Review and understand all safety instructions and
operating procedures in this manual.
• Review the maintenance methods for this slide
compound miter saw, (See pages 21-22)
BEFORE EACH USE:
• Make sure the arbor collars' recessed sides are
facing the blade.
• Using the provided arbor wrench or a 1,2" box
end wrench make sure the arbor cap screw is firm
ly hand tightened.
• Make sure all clamps and locks are tight and no
parts have excessive play.
• KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and
benches invite accidents. Floor must not be slip
pery.
To avoid burns or other fire damage, never use the
slide compound miter saw near flammable liquids.
vapors or gases.
Inspect your slide compound miter saw,
DISCONNECT THE SAW. To avoid injury from acc_
dental starting, unplug the saw, before changing the
setup, changing the blade or adjusting anything.
Compare the direction of rotation arrow on the guard to
the direction arrow on the blade. The blade teeth
should always point downward at the front of the saw.
Tighten the arbor screw.
Tighten the cover plate stop screw.
CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Check for:
• Alignment of moving parts,
• Damaged electric cords,
• Binding of moving parts,
Plan ahead to protect your eyes, hands,
face, ears.
• Broken parts,
• Stable mounting,
• Function of arm return spnng and lower guard:
Push the arm all the way down, then let it rise up
until it stops by itself. Check the lower guard to see
if it closed fully, If it did not, follow the instructions
in the Trouble Shooting section.
• Smooth, solid movement of the slide assembly,
KNOW YOUR SLIDE COMPOUND
MITER SAW.
Read and understand the owner's manual and labels
affixed to the tool. Learn its application and limitations
as well as the specific potential hazards peculiar to this
tooI.
To avoid injury from accidental contact with moving
parts, don't do layout, assembly, or setup work on the
slide compound miter saw while any parts are moving.
AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. Make su)e switch is
'OFF' before plugging slide compound miter saw into a
power outlet.
• Other conditions that may affect the way the slide
compound miter saw works,
KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE. in working order, and in
proper adjustment
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Plan your work.
Pian the way you will hold the workpiece from start to
finish:
USE THE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force tool or attachment
to do a job it was not designed to do. Use a different
too! for any workpiece that can't be held in a solidly
braced, fixed position.
Avoid awkward operations and hand positions where a
sudden slip could cause fingers or hand to move into
the blade.
Never reach behind or beneath the blade.
Dress for safety.
DON'T OVERREACH. Keep good footing and balance.
Any power slide compound miter saw can throw foreign
objects into the eyes. This can cause permanent eye
damage. Wear safety goggles (not glasses) that comply
with ANSI Z87.1 (shown on package). Everyday eyeglasses have only impact resistant lenses. The are not
safety glasses. Safety goggles are available at Sears
retaiI catalog stores. Glasses or goggles not in compliance with ANSI Z87.1 could seriously hurt you when
they break.
Keep your face and body to one side, out of line with a
possible throwback.
Never cut FREEHAND:
• Brace your workpiece solidly against the fence and
table to so it wilt not rock or twist during the cut.
• Make sure there's no debris between the work
piece and its supports.
• Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties or
jewelry (rings, wrist watches). They can get caught
and draw you into moving parts.
• Make sure no gaps between the workpiece, fence
and table will let the workpiece shift after it is cut in
two.
• Wear nonslip footwear.
• Never cut more than one workpiece at a time.
• Tie back long hair.
• Keep the cut Off piece free to move sideways after
it's cut off. Otherwise, it could get wedged against
the blade and thrown violently.
• Roll long sleeves above the elbow.
• Clear everything except the workpiece and related
support devices off the table before turning the
siide compound miter saw on.
• Noise levels vary widely. To avoid possible hearing
damage, wear ear plugs or muffs when using slide
compound miter saw for hours at a time.
• SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to help
hold the work when it's practical
• For dusty operations, wear a dust mask along with
the safety goggles.
Use extra caution with large, very small or awkward
workpieces:
Inspect your workpiece.
• Use extra supports (tables, saw horses, blocks.
etc.) for any workpieces large enough to tip when
not held down to the table top.
Make sure there are no nails or foreign objects in the
part of the workpiece to be cut.
• NEVER use another person as a substitute for a
table extension, or as additional support for a
workp_ece.
Plan your work to avoid the spinning blade and
keep the workpiece from binding on the blade and
flying out of your hands:
• Do not use this saw to cut pieces too small to let
you easily hold the work while you keep the thumb
side of your index (pointer) finger against the outside edge of the fence.
Plan how you wilt make the cut. Always:
• Make sure the blade is not spinning.
• Raise the blade.
• When cutting irregularly shaped workpieces, plan
your work support so it will not slip, pinch the blade
and be torn from your hands. A piece of molding,
for example must lie fiat or be held by a fixture or
jig that will not let it twist, rock or slip while being
cut.
* Slide the saw out to the front edge of the workpiece before starting iL and
• Push the saw blade down and away from you to
make the cut.
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l
during a cut. The blade can suddenly climb
up on top of the workpiece and force
DANGER: NEVER
pull theyou.
saw toward you
itself toward
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• Properly support round material such as dowel
rods. They have a tendency to roll while being cut,
causing the blade to "bite". To avoid this, always
use a fixture designed to properly hold your workpiece.
WHENEVER
SAW BLADE IS SPINNING.
DON'] FORCE TOOL, It will do the job better and safer
at its designed rate. Feed the blade into the workpiece
only fast enough to let it cut without bogging down or
binding.
WARNING: Don't let familiarity (gained from
frequent use of your slide compound miter saw)
cause a careless mistake. A careless
fraction of a second is enough to cause a severe
injury.
Before freeing any jammed material:
• Turn switch "OFF".
• Unplug the slide compound miter saw.
• Wait for all moving parts to stop.
Before starting your cut, watch the slide compound
miter saw while it runs. If it makes an unfamiliar noise
or vibrates a lot, stop immediately. Turn the slide compound miter saw off, Unplug the slide compound miter
saw. Do not restart until finding and correcting the problem.
After finishing a cut:
• Keep holding the power head down,
• Release the switch, and wait for all moving parts to
stop before moving your hands,
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. Keep all visitors a safe distance from the slide compound miter saw. Make sure
bystanders are clear of the slide compound miter saw
and workpiece
• If blade doesn't stop within 6 seconds, unplug the
saw and follow the instructions in the Trouble
Shooting section for fixing the brake before using
the saw again.
Never confine the piece being cut off. Never hold it,
clamp it, touch it, or use length stops against it while the
blade is spinning. It must be free to move sideways on
its own. If confined, it could get wedged against the
blade and thrown violently.
BEFORE
Common
THE
SAW:
NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED, Turn
power off. Wait for all moving parts to stop.
Make workshop child-proof. Lock the shop. Disconnect
master switches, Store tool away from children and others not qualified to use it.
Let the blade reach full speed before cutting,
Making
LEAVING
Cuts
parts are at least 4" from path of blade. Hold workpiece
firmly to the fence to prevent movement toward the
blade. Keep hands in position until blade has completely stopped. Before making a cut, make a "dry run" with
the power off so you can see the path of the blade.
There are two types of cuts that can be made with the
slide compound miter saw;
1. Chop Cutting (See page 17).
• The carriage lock knob is tightened and the saw
handle is pushed down to cut through the workpiece.
• This type of cut i¢,,usedmainly for narrow pieces.
WARNING: To avoid thrown work and blade contact, do not try to cut pieces too short to let you
properly support the workpiece and keep your
hold down hand the required distance from the
blade,
2. Slide Cutting (See page 18).
• The carriage lock knob is left loose, the cutting
head is pulled towards the operator, the saw blade
is lowered into the workpiece and then pushed to
the rear of the saw to complete the cut.
WARNING: For your convenient use, your saw
has a blade brake. The brake is not a safety
device. Never rely on it to replace proper use or
the guard on your saw. If the blade does not stop
within 6 seconds, unplug the saw and follow the
instructions in the Trouble Shooting section for
fixing the brake before using the saw again.
• Used for cutting wide pieces
Body and Hand Position
Proper positioning of your body and hands when operating the miter saw will make cutting easier and safer,
Never place hands near cutting area. Place hand so all
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Chop Cutting
90 ° Crosscut
a. Slide the cutting head to the rear as far as it will
go.
b. Lock carriage lock knob.
c. Position workpiece on table and against fence.
d. Turn on saw and lower blade into workpiece.
e. After cut is complete turn off saw, wait for blade to
come to a complete stop, allow cutting head to
rise up.
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Miter Cut
When a miter cut is required, move the saw to the
desired angle. Do not stand in front of the saw table.
Move with the handle to the miter angle to make the
cut.
There are settings on the miter scale for angles
(degrees), crown molding, and rafter slope(s).
NOTE: Remember to loosen the miter lock handle
before changing the mite_"angle.
Bevel Cut
When a bevel cut is required, tilt the blade to desired
bevel angle. Stand to the left side of the handle to make
the cut.
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CompoundCut
Whena compound
cut is required,selectthecorrect
bevelandmiterposition,Movewiththe handleto the
miterangleto makethecut
Crownmoldingsettingsarespeciallymarkedon miter
and bevel scales
Hold Down Vise
The hold down vise is used to help hold the workpiece
_nthe correct cutting position. It may be used on either
the left side of the miter saw or the right side, Before
turning the saw on make sure the hold down vise does
not interfere with the cutting action of the saw.
WARNING: The vise will help hold the
workpiece down. It will not keep the saw from
throwing pieces that twist into the blade.
To avoid this:
• Always hold the workpiece against the
fence.
• Always hold the clamped side of the workpiece.
• Never confine the piece being cut off. Never
hold it, clamp it, touch it, or use length stops
against it while the blade is spinning. It must
be free to move sideways on its own. If confined, it could get wedged against
the
blade and thrown violently.
Slide Cutting
Plan your work to avoid the spinning blade and
keep the workpiece from binding on the blade and
flying out of your hands:
Plan how you will make the cut. Always:
• Make sure the blade is not spinning.
• Raise the blade
• Slide the saw out above the front edge of the
workpiece before starting it, and
• Push the saw blade down and away from you to
make the cut.
a cut. The blade can suddenly climb up on top of
j the
DANGER:
NEVER
sawtoward
toward you.
you during
workpiece
and pull
forcetheitself
Workpieces up to 12" wide and 2-1,,'2"thick can be cut
following the directions below:
a, Put wood against fence.
b. Loosen the carriage lock knob
c. Grasp the saw handle and putl the carriage until
the arbor (center of saw blade) is over the front
edge of the workpiece.
d Switch on the saw and allow to come to full
speed
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e. Pushthe sawhandleall the waydownandcut
throughtheedgeoftheworkpiece.
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f. Gently PUSH the saw handle TOWARDS
fence completing the cu[
the
g. Push power head to full rear position after each
cut,
_
h. plete
Turn stop
motorbefore
off and
moving
allow hands.
blade to come to a com-
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_. Allow cutting head to rise up by itself.
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"
Cutting Bowed Material
Before cutting a workpiece, check to make sure it is not
bowed. If it is bowed the workpiece must be positioned
and cut as illustrated.
WARNING: Do not position workpiece incorrectly
or try to cut the workpiece without the support of
the fence, This will cause pinching of the workpiece on the blade, the workpiece could suddenly jump or move and your hand could hit the
blade.
CORRECT
Workpiece Support
i'l
Long pieces need extra supports. The supports should
be placed along the workpiece so the workpiece does
not sag and your hand holding the workpiece is posi
tioned 4" or more from the blade path. The support
should let the workpiece lie flat on the base and work
table during the cutting operation
Rough Cutting a Dado by Making
Grooving-Depth
Cuts
By using the depth adjustment knob it is possible to
rough cut a dado as shown After the two outside cuts
have been completed the inside material (represented
by slanted lines) is removed with a chisel.
Cut These
Grooves
With Saw
a. Set the depth of cut by loosening the knurled nut
on the depth adjustment bolt. Do not change the
position of the two (2) jam nuts on the end of the
bolt
b Turn the depth adjustment bolt to the correct set
t_ng
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c Tighten the knurted nut.
Workpiece
d Cul the two outside grooves
e. Use a wood chisel to remove the material
between the outside grooves,
NOTE: Because of the sawblades cutting arc material
at the beginning or end of the cut(s) may have to be
removed with a chisel.
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TIPS FOR CUTTING
COMPOUND
MITERS
On the miter and bevel scale indicator there are setting
marks (CM) for Crown Molding.
A compound miter is a cut requiring both a miter setting
and bevel setting. A compound miter is used for making
frames or boxes that have sloping sides and are wide
at one end and narrow at the opposite end. Compound
miters are 'lricky" to make because the miter setting
and bevel setting are directly related to each other,
Every time the miter setting is changed the bevel setting must also be adjusted; likewise every adjustment to
bevel requires a corresponding adjustment to miter.
Because it may take several tries to obtain the desired
angle it is advisable to make test cuts in a scrap piece
of material.
MITER AND BEVEL SE'n'ING FOR STANDARD
CROWN MOLDING
BEVEL
MITER
SE3-rlNG SETTING
TYPE OF CUT
LEFT SIDE, iNSIDE CORNER:
33.8 °
31 6°
RIGHT
1. Position top of molding
against fence.
2. Left side is finished piece.
RIGHT SIDE. iNSIDE CORNER:
33.8°
31.6°
LEFT
1, Position bottom of molding
against fence,
2, Left side is finished piece.
LEFT SIDE, OUTSIDE CORNER:
33.8°
31.6 °
LEFT
1. Position bottom of molding
against fence.
2. Right side is finished p_ece.
RIGHT SIDE, OUTSIDE CORNER:
33.8 °
TIPS FOR CUTTING
CROWN
MOLDING
31.6 °
RIGHT
1. Position top of molding
against fence.
2. Right side is finished piece.
A slide compound miter saw _s excellent for cutting
crown molding. Crown molding is difficult to cut
because in order to fit correctly it must be precisely
mitered.
NOTE: On aII above cuts lay molding with broad back
surface flat on table.
PRETESTING COMPOUND SETTINGS ON SCRAP
MATERIAL IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!
All Standard (U.S.) crown molding has a top rear angle
(fits next to ceiling) of 52 ° and a bottom rear angle (fits
against wail) of 38 °
Inside
Corner
Outside
Corner
maintenance
and lubrication
Maintenance
WARNING: For your safety, this saw is double
insulated. To avoid electrical shock, fire or injury,
use only parts identical to those identified in the
parts list. Reassemble exactly as original assembly to avoid electrical shock.
Always unplug the power cord before any maintenance
check on this saw.
DANGER: Never put lubricants on the blade
while it's spinning.
WARNING: To avoid injury from unexpected
starting or electrical shock, unplug the power
cord before working on the saw.
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maintenance
and lubrication (cont.)
Replacing Carbon Brushes
Chop Pivot: Light machine oil or aerosol wilt penetrate
from ends and junction points. Qualified service technician can remove pwot up-stop to relieve spring tension.
and 2 metric set screws holding shaft in order to drive
shaft about 3/4" right. Exposed surfaces are lubricated
with automotive type oil
The carbon brushes furnished will last approximately 50
hours of running time or 10,000 on.off cycles Replace
both carbon brushes when either has less than 1/4"
length of carbon remaining. To inspect or replace first
unplug the saw. then remove the black plastic cap on
the side of the motor (caution. this cap is spring loaded
by the brush assembly.). Then pul! out the brush.
Repeat for the other side. To reassemble reverse the
procedure The ears on the metal end of the brush
assembly go in the same hole the carbon part fits into.
Tqghten the cap snugly but do not overtighten
Central Pivot of Plastic Guard: Use light household oil
(sewing machine oil) on metal-to-metal or meta!-to-plastic guard contact areas as required for smooth, quiet
operation. Avoid excess oil, to which sawdust will cling.
Table Pivot: Qualified service technician should lift table
from base in base-down tool position only or indexdetent bail may be lost, Use automotive type oil on rubbing surfaces.
NOTE: To reinstall the same brushes, first make sure
the brushes go back in the way they came out. This will
avoid a break in period that reduces performance and
Increases wear
Bevel Pivot: Bevel Pivot casting may be loosened or
removed from table casting without special difficulty by
qualified service technician. Lubricate rubbing surfaces
with automotive type oil
Lower Blade Guard
Do not use the saw without the lower guard. The iower
blade guard is attached to the saw for protection.
Should the lower guard become damaged, do not use
the saw until damaged guard has been replaced.
Develop a regular check to make sure the lower guard
is working properly. Clean the lower guard of any dust
or build up with a damp cloth.
Link: (Which actuates lower guard movement) may be
oiled at rear pivot, greased at ball-bearing contact, and
oiled where link actuates acetal roller of lower
guard if down chop motion is hard to start.
WARNING: To avoid injury from unsafe
accessories, use only accessories shown on
the recommended accessories list in
this manual.
They could make the plastic "cloudy"
CAUTION:
and
brittle. Do not use solvents on the guard.
WARNING: To avoid injury from incompatible
prohibited accessories, use only Sears
Craftsman 8-1/4" saw blades of the type listed
under recommended accessories.
Don't use
accessories such as shaper cutters or dado
sets. Metal cutting and the use of abrasive
wheels are prohibited.
the saw from the outlet to avoid
I WARNING:
cleaning lower guard unplug
unexpected When
start-up,
Sawdust
Periodically_ sawdust will accumulate under the work
table and base This could cause difficulty in the move
ment of the work table when setting up a miter cut,
Blow out or vacuum up the sawdust as required.
Recommended
Basic Blade Requirements
8-1/4" Diameter
protection to keep debris from blowing
I WARNING:
into eyes. If blowing sawdust, wear proper eye
Blades marked for 5,500 RPM or higher
5/8" Arbor Hole
Carbide-Tipped Blades:
8 !/4" Trim Saw ....................................
8-t/4" Cut-Off ..........................................
8-1/4" Combination .....................................
8-t/4" Plywood/Particle Board .................
Lubrication
AIl the motor bearings in this tool are lubricated with a
sufficient amount of high grade lubricant for the. life of
the unit under normal operating conditions, therefore,
no further lubrication is required (See below.i
Infrequent
Accessories
See
See
See
See
Catalog
Catalog
Catalog
Catalog
Non Carbide Tipped Blades:
8-1 4" Cross Cut'Plywood ......................... See Catalog
8-t/4" Combination ............................... See Catalog
Lubrication as Required:
Slide Tubes: Squirt automotive type oil directly on
tubes it will be picked up and dispersed by builtqn felt
wicks,
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TROUBLE
PROBLEM
Brake does not stop
blade within
3-6 seconds.
PROBABLE CAUSE
3.
Brush sparking when
switch released
=- Inspect/clean'replace brushes
(see maintenance section)
i Install new brushes
Motor brake winding-overheated from use of not
recommended accessory
or rapid on/off cycling.
-- Use a recommended blade
Arbor screw loose
-- Retighten
Let cool down,
4 Other
-- Authorized service: See "'Brake Trouble Shooting
page 24.
1. Fuse.
-- 15-Amp time delay fuse, or circuit breaker
2. Brushes worn.
-- See "Maintenance page
3 Other
-- Authorized service
1 Normal--automatic
working properly.
TROUBLE
PROBLEM
GUIDE - ELECTRICAL
SUGGESTED CORRECTIVE ACTION
1 Brushes not seated
or Iightly sticking
2.
Motor does not start.
SHOOTING
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brake
SHOOTING
PROBABLE CAUSE
GUIDE - GENERAL
SUGGESTED CORRECTIVE ACTION
Blade hits table
1. Adjustment of depth stop.
-- See 'Depth Stop", Step 7 page 11
Angle of cut
not accurate
1. Misaiignment.
-- See "Assembly and Alignment" page 9-11
Cant adjust
miter angles
1. Center bolt too tight.
-- Adjust
2, Lubrication dried up.
-- Clean and re lubricate between table and
base. See "Maintenance Section"
Power-head
won't fully rise.
Blade binds, jams,
burns wood.
1 Pivot misadjustment.
See "Assembly and Alignment", Step 6, page 11.
2, Lubrication dried up
-- See 'Maintenance."
3. Pivot spring not replaced
properly after service.
-- Get authorized Sears Service
1 Improper operation.
-- See 'Basic Saw Operation'
2. Dull blade.
Replace or sharpen blade
3. Improper blade.
-- Replace with 8-1 4" diameter blade designed
for the materiaI being cut.
4. Warped blade.
Tool vibrates or
shakes.
page 16.
Replace blade.
1. Saw blade not round
-- Replace blade.
2, Saw blade damaged.
-- Replace blade.
3 Saw blade loose
-- Tighten arbor screw
4. Other
Get authorized Sears Service.
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WIRING
DIAGRAM
WARNING: For your safety, this miter saw is
double insulated. To avoid electrical shock,
fire, or injury use only parts identical to those
identified in the parts lisL Reassemble exactly
as originally assembled.
WHITE)
FIELD
LEAD
(RED) FIELD LEAD
3RAY)BRAKE
a
LEAD
SWITCH
--WIDE
_
WHITE
_RUSH
BLADE
BLACK
'
f
YELLOW
BUTTON
BRUSH
BLACK
LOCATOR
Trouble-shooting
son Only:
To Prevent Switch Damage When Removing Leads:
Of Brake By Qualified Service Per-
Insert .043" dia. music wire or use switch pick available from Lucerne Products, Hudson, Ohio 44236
Telephone No. (216) 653-6661.
1. Unplug the power cord before each step.
2. InstalI service brushes, especially if a delayed
come-in of brake has been noticed before failure.
3. Check brake circuit for continuity: Remove brush
caps and brushes. Use ohmeter to check for continuity from brass brush holder to brush holder. If
open, locate exact place using ohmeter, As indicated by test, tighten a connection or replace field
assembly or replace switch,
4. If above tests do not produce a solution, then
replace armature assembly,
5. After repair, check direction of rotation of blade vs
arrow on guard.
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CARBIDE
SAFETY
TIPPED
INSTRUCTIONS
BLADES
& WARNINGS
OSHA required industria!
users to inspect tool prior to mounting
for cracks,
chipped
or bent teeth,
or cutting
edges that are
not sharp. The tool must be completely
clean to allow proper
inspection.
See CFR § 1910.213
WOODWORKING
MACHINERY
REQUIREMENTS-ITEM
"Al! cracked saws shall be removed from service:'
S-7
Do not operate
saw machine
without
proper
saw blade guard in
place. Other
important
instructions
and warnings
regarding
your
safety are contained
in saw machine
owner's
manual.
If you do not
have such a manual,
contact
the machine
manufacturer
to obtain
one before
using
the saw machine
with
this
blade.
Carbide is a very hard but brittle material. Care should be taken
while mounting,
using and storing
carbide
blades to prevent
accidental
damage.
Slight shocks, such as striking
tip during
handling, can seriously damage the blade. Foreign objects in the
workpiece, such as wire or nails, can also cause tips to crack or
break off.
Never
use
recommended
blade
on saw
blade R.EM.
machine
that
will
Always wear proper eye protection
which complies
Standard
Z87.1 when using any power tool.
exceed
maximum
with current
ANSI
Before using, Always:
• Visually examine blade and tips for cracks breakage, missing
or loose tips, or other damage. DO NOT USE IF DAMAGE
IS SUSPECTED.
• Mount blade securely in proper rotation direction.
• Never leave a running machine unattended.
FAILURE
TO HEED THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
REGARDING
USE
OF THIS
PRODUCT
SERIOUS
BODILY
INJURY.
AND WARNINGS
CAN RESULT
IN
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PARTS
LIST FOR
8-1/4-INCH
SLIDE COMPOUND
MODEL NUMBER 113.234880
FIGURE
MITER
SAW
1
49 ( SEE FIGURE 2 )
123
4 ( SEE
FIGURE 3 )
6
5
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26
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PARTS LIST FOR 8-1/4-INCH
SLIDE COMPOUND
MITER SAW
MODEL NO. 113.234880
Always order by Part Number - Not by Key Number
FIGURE
Key
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
t5
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
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No,
1
Key
No,
Description
27
28
29
30
31
32.
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
819179
Washer, Spring
8055614
Washer. ,505 x 13/16 x 1/32
818656
_
Nut, LockM12x !.75
.......
See Figure 3
820628
Spring, Torsion
820627
Spacer, Tubular Support
820646
Shaft, Bevel
813249-156
Pin, Roll 6 x 30
STD835025
Screw, Hex M8 x 1.25-32
STD840812
* Nut, M8x125
820647
A'_ Bolt, Shoulder
820623
Indicator, Bevel
813313-1
Screw. Pan M5 x 0.8 10
820640
Table
820644
Knob, Miter Lock
820632
Ring, Retaining E8
820641
Rod
820645
Indicator, Miter
820643
Shoe, Spring
820642
Guide, Rod
813313
Screw Pan M5 x 0.8-8
818677
Ball, Index
820649
Spring, Detent
820735
Base w/Scale
818471-4
Screw, Set M6 x t 0-10
820638
Extension
Part
No.
820624
818470-I
820730
82O625
820732
813310kl
STD852005
820237-6
820709
820708
820710
813249-80
820711
820707
820712
820626
STD851010
STD882010
820717
820714
820715
820716
SP5524
Description
Fence
Screw, Fiat Hd. M5 x 0.8-12
Guard, Fence Danger
Knob
Washer, Flat M8.5 x 16 x 1,2
Screw, Hex Hd M8 x 1.25 25
Lockwasher M5
Washer, M5x 11.5x 1.0
Face, Clamp
Shaft, Threaded
Post
Pin, Roll 3 x 15
Arm, Vise
Knob
Screw, Wing M6 x 1.0-20
Shaft
* Washer, FlatM 10x 19x2
* Lockwasher, Split-Ring M10
Bolt, Special M10 x 1.5
Handle, Lock
Spring, Compression
Screw, Socket 3mm
See Figure 2
Owners Manual
(Not Illustrated)
* Standard Hardware Item -- May Be Purchased Locally
_i, WARNING: These Items Are Important To The Safety Of This Tool. Do Not Substitute Common Parts
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SERVICE
MODEL NO.
113.234880
81A-INCH SLIDE
COMPOUND MITER SAW
Now that you have purchased your 8_:* inch Slide Compound
Miter Saw, should a need ever exist for repair parts or service
simply contact any Sears Service Center and most Sears, Roebuck and Co stores. Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when
you call or visit,
The model number of your 8_:_inch Compound Miter Saw will be
found on a plate attached to the base,
8-1A INCH
COMPOUND
MITER SAW
IF YOU NEED REPAIR
SERVICE OR PARTS:
When ordering
information:
For Repair Service, Call
this Toll Free Number
1-800-4-REPAIR
repair
parts,
1-800-FON-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
Sold by SEARS,
Part No. SP5524
give
the
following
PART NUMBER
PART DESCRIPTION
MODEL NUMBER
113,234880
NAME OF ITEM
8-_A inch Slide Compound
Miter Saw
(1-800-473-7247)
For Replacement Parts
information and Ordering,
Call this Toll Free Number:
always
All parts listed may be ordered from any Sears Service Center
and most Sears stores. If the parts you need are not stocked
locally, your order will be electronically transmitted to a Sears
Repair Parts Distribution Center for handling,
ROEBUCK
AND CO., Chicago,
Form No. SP5524-5
II. 60684
U.S.A.
Printed in Taiwan 8/94