Craftsman 315.228510 Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
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10 in. Stationary
TABLE SAW
Model No.
315.228510
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• Safety
• Features
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions before first use of this
product.
Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179
Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.com/craftsman
972000-526
11-98
USA
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN
TABLE SAW
If this I:RRFTSMRN Table Saw fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of
purchase, Sears will repair it, free of charge.
Contact a Sears Service Center for repair.
If this product is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies only for 90 days from the date of
purchase.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Your saw has many features for making cutting operations more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance
and dependability have been given top priority in the design of this saw making it easy to maintain and operate.
,d_ CAUTION: Carefully read through this entire owner's manual before using your new saw. Pay close
attention to the Rules For Safe Operation, and all Safety Alert Symbols, including Danger, Warning and
Caution. If you use your saw properly and only for what it is intended, you will enjoy years of safe, reliable
service.
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Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions. It means attention!!! Your safety is involved.
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WARNING:
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes,
which can result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always
wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed.
We recommend a Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety
glasses with side shields, available at Sears Retail Stores.
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Warranty and Introduction ..............................................................................................................................
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Table Of Contents .......................................................................................................................................
2-3
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Rules For Safe Operation ...........................................................................................................................
4-6
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Electrical .........................................................................................................................................................
7
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Glossary and Product Specifications
8
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Unpacking and Accessories ...........................................................................................................................
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Loose Parts List .......................................................................................................................................
10-11
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Small Parts List .......................................................................................................................................
11-13
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Tools Needed ...............................................................................................................................................
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Labels ......................................................................................................................................................
15-16
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Features ..................................................................................................................................................
17-18
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Assembly .................................................................................................................................................
19-32
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Installing Handwheels on Table Saw Base ..................................................................................................
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14
19
Assembling Leg Stand ............................................................................................................................
19-20
Mounting the Leg Stand on the Table Saw Base ........................................................................................
20
Assembling Table Extensions ......................................................................................................................
21
Aligning Table Extensions ............................................................................................................................
21
Installing the Rear Rail .................................................................................................................................
22
Installing the Front Rail ................................................................................................................................
23
Installing the Separator Channel .............................................................................................................
23-24
Assembling Storage Hangers ......................................................................................................................
24
Installing the Micro-Adjust .......................................................................................................................
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24-25
Aligning Rip Fence and Front Rail ...............................................................................................................
25
Mounting the Motor and Switch ....................................................................................................................
26
Installing the Belt and Belt Guard ................................................................................................................
27
Installing the Blade Guard ............................................................................................................................
28
Checking the Throat Plate ............................................................................................................................
29
Aligning the Riving Knife with the Blade ......................................................................................................
29
Checking Rip Fence and Blade Alignment ..................................................................................................
30
Changing the Motor Voltage ........................................................................................................................
31
Assembling the Hold Down Clamp on the Miter Gage ................................................................................
32
Adjustments .............................................................................................................................................
33-36
Replacing the Blade .....................................................................................................................................
33
Heeling (Paralleling) the Sawblade to Miter Gage Groove ..........................................................................
34
Setting the Bevel Stops and Indicator ..........................................................................................................
35
Adjusting the Miter Gage ..............................................................................................................................
36
Removing / Replacing the Throat Plate .......................................................................................................
36
Basic Operation of the Table Saw ..........................................................................................................
37-46
Causes of Kickback ......................................................................................................................................
37
Avoiding Kickback ........................................................................................................................................
37
Cutting Aids ..................................................................................................................................................
37
Resetting Thermal Overload Protector ........................................................................................................
38
Causes of Overload ......................................................................................................................................
38
Types of Cuts ...............................................................................................................................................
39
Making a Cross Cut .................................................................................................................................
40-41
Making a Rip Cut ..........................................................................................................................................
41
Making a Miter Cut .......................................................................................................................................
42
Making a Bevel Cross Cut .......................................................................................................................
42-43
Making a Bevel Rip Cut ................................................................................................................................
43
Making a Compound (Bevel) Miter Cut ........................................................................................................
44
Making a Large Panel Cut ............................................................................................................................
45
Making a Dado Cut .......................................................................................................................................
46
Making a Non-Through Cut .................. ,.......................................................................................................
46
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Maintenance .................................................................................................................................................
47
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Lubrication ....................................................................................................................................................
47
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Troubleshooting
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Exploded View and Repair Parts List ......................................................................................................
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Parts Ordering / Service ...................................................................................................................
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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 safety warnings do not by
themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident
prevention measures.
MEANING
SYMBOL
A
SAFETY
A
DANGER: Failure to obey a safety warning will result in serious injury to yourself or to others.
Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
ALERT
SYMBOL
Indicates danger, warning, or caution. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or
pictographs.
WARNING:
Failure to obey a safety warning can result in serious injury to yourself or to others.
Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
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CAUTION: Failure to obey a safety warning may result in property damage or personal injury to
yourself or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock
and personal injury.
Note:
Advises you of information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment.
IMPORTANT
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Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge of the
system and should be performed only by a qualified
service technician. For service we suggest you return
the tool to your nearest Sears store or repair center.
Always use original factory replacement parts when
servicing.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to operate this tool
until you have read thoroughly and understand
completely all instructions, safety rules, etc.
contained in this manual. Failure to comply can
result in accidents involving fire, electrical shock,
or serious personal injury. Save the owner's
manual and review frequently for continuing safe
operation, and instructing others who may use
this tool.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
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KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read the owner's
manual carefully. Learn the saw's applications
and limitations as well as the specific potential
hazards related to this tool.
• AINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools
sharp and clean for better and safer performance. Follow instructions for lubricating and
changing accessories.
DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT, Do not use power tools near gasoline or
other flammable liquids, in damp or wet locations, or expose them to rain. Keep the work
area well lit.
USE THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB. Do not
force the tool or attachment to do a job it was not
designed for. Use it only the way it was intended.
•AKE
WORKSHOP
CHILD-PROOF
DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing,
gloves, neckties, rings, bracelets, or other
jewelry. They can get caught and draw you into
moving parts. Rubber gloves and nonslip footwear are recommended. Also wear protective
hair covering to contain long hair.
with
padlocks and master switches or by removing
starter keys.
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KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. All
visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept a
safe distance from work area. Do not let visitors
ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WITH
SIDE SHIELDS. Everyday eyeglasses have only
impact-resistant lenses; they are NOT safety
glasses.
contact tool or extension cord while operating.
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KEEP THE WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered
work areas and work benches invite accidents,
DO NOT leave tooJsor pieces of wood on the
saw while it is in operation.
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NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury could
occur if the tool is tipped or if the blade is unintentionally contacted.
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RULES
•
FOR
SAFE
OPERATION
DO NOT OVERREACH.
balance at all times.
(Continued)
Keep proper footing and
DO NOT FORCE THE TOOL. it will do the job
better and more safely at the rate for which it
was designed.
SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold
work when practical. It's safer than using your
hand and frees both hands to operate tool.
•
leave tool until it comes to a complete stop.
USE THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make
sure your extension cord is in good condition.
Use only a cord heavy enough to carry the
current your product will draw. An undersized
cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in
loss of power and overheating. A wire gage size
(A.W.G.) of at least 14 is recommended for an
extension cord 25 feet or less in length. If in
doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller
the gage number, the heavier the cord.
AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING.
switch is off when plugging in.
•
BEFORE MOUNTING, DISCONNECTING OR
REMOUNTING THE MOTOR; unplug the saw
and remove the switch key.
A
WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical
Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other
parts may create a hazard or cause product
damage.
NEVER USE THIS TOOL IN AN EXPLOSIVE
ATMOSPHERE.
Normal sparking of the motor
could ignite fumes,
Be sure
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REMOVE WRENCHES AND ADJUSTING
KEYS. Get in the habit of checking - before
turning on tool - that hex keys and adjusting
wrenches are removed from tool.
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CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before using the
tool again, check any damaged parts, including
guards, for proper operation and performance.
Check alignment of moving parts, binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts, saw stability,
mounting and any other conditions that may
affect its operation. A damaged part must be
properly repaired or replaced by a qualified
service technician at a Sears store or repair
center to avoid risk of personal injury.
MAKE SURE THE WORK AREA HAS AMPLE
LIGHTING to see the work and that no obstructions will interfere with safe operation BEFORE
performing any work using this tool.
DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT
TURN IT ON AND OFF. Have defective switches
replaced by a qualified service technician at a
Sears store or repair center.
GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK by
preventing body contact with grounded surfaces
such as pipes, radiators, ranges, refrigerator
enclosures.
GROUND ALL TOOLS. See Electrical page.
USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES. Use the right
blade size, style and cutting speed for the
material and the type of cut. Blade teeth should
point down toward the front of the table.
USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES.
improper accessories may risk injury.
USE ONLY SEARS REPLACEMENT
WEAR A DUST MASK to keep from inhaling fine
particles.
PROTECT YOUR HEARING. Wear hearing
protection during extended periods of operation.
Using
DO NOT OPERATE THIS TOOL WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL,
OR ANY MEDICATION.
PARTS.
All repairs, whether electrical or mechanical,
should be made by a qualified service technician
at a Sears store or repair center.
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NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED. TURN THE POWER OFF. Do not
STAY ALERT AND EXERCISE CONTROL.
Watch what you are doing and use common
sense. Do not operate tool when you are tired.
Do not rush.
KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in good working
order. This includes the blade guard, riving knife,
and anti-kickback pawls.
•
AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS AND HAND
POSITIONS where a sudden slip could cause
your hand to move into the blade. ALWAYS
make sure you have good balance.
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ALWAYS SUPPORT LARGE WORK PIECES
while cutting to minimize risk of blade pinching
and kickback. Saw may slip, walk or slide while
cutting large or heavy boards.
CHECK DIRECTION OF FEED. Feed work into
a blade or cutter against the direction of rotation
of the blade or cutter only.
DISCONNECT ALL TOOLS. When not in use,
before servicing, or when changing attachments,
blades, bits, cutters, etc., all tools should be
disconnected from power supply.
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RULES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
(Continued)
GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK. Kickback can
occur when the blade stalls, driving the work
piece back toward the operator. It can pull your
hand into the blade, resulting in serious personal
injury. Stay out of the blade path and turn switch
off immediately if blade binds or stalls.
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ALLOW THE MOTOR TO COME UP TO FULL
SPEED before starting a cut to avoid blade
binding or stalling.
ALWAYS PUSH THE WORKPIECE;
toward the saw,
DO NOT FEED THE MATERIAL TOO QUICKLY.
Do not force the workpiece against the blade.
USE A SUPPORT FOR THE SIDES AND BACK
OF THE SAW TABLE when sawing wide or long
workpieces. Use a sturdy "outrigger" support if a
table extension is more than 24 inches long and
is attached to the saw, to prevent tipping.
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ALWAYS TURN OFF SAW before disconnecting
it, to avoid accidental starting when reconnecting
to power supply. NEVER leave the table saw
unattended while connected to a power source.
CUT ONLY WOOD, PLASTIC OR WOOD-LIKE
MATERIALS. Do not cut metal.
BEFORE CHANGING THE SETUP, REMOVING
COVERS, GUARDS, OR BLADE; unplug the
saw and remove the switch key.
NEVER cut more than one piece at a time. DO
NOT STACK more than one workpiece on the
saw table at a time.
KEEP TOOL DRY, CLEAN, AND FREE FROM
OIL AND GREASE. Always use a clean cloth
when cleaning. Never use brake fluids, gasoline,
petroleum-based products, or any solvents to
clean tool.
DO NOT REMOVE THE SAW'S BLADE
GUARDS. Never operate the saw with any guard
or cover removed. Make sure all guards are
operating properly before each use.
KEEP BLADES CLEAN, SHARP AND WITH
SUFFICIENT SET. Sharp blades minimize
stalling and kickback.
NEVER PERFORM ANY OPERATION FREEHAND. Always place the workpiece to be cut on
the saw table and position it firmly against the
fence as a backstop.
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USE THE RIP FENCE. Always use a fence or
straight edge guide when ripping.
•
BEFORE MAKING A CUT, be sure all adjustments are secure.
•
BE SURE THE BLADE PATH IS FREE OF
NAILS. Inspect for and remove all nails from
lumber before cutting.
•
BE SURE THE BLADE CLEARS THE
WORKPIECE. Never start the saw with the blade
touching the workpiece.
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KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA.
USE ONLY OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORDS.
Use only extension cords with the marking
"Acceptable for use with outdoor appliances;
store cords indoors while not in use." Use
extension cords with an electrical rating not less
than the saw's rating. Always disconnect the
extension cord from the outlet before disconnecting the product from the extension cord.
Do not reach underneath work or in blade cutting
path with your hands and fingers for any reason.
Always turn the power off.
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USE A PUSHBLOCK OR PUSH STICK for
workpieces so small that your fingers go under
the blade guard. NEVER TOUCH BLADE or
other moving parts during use, for any reason.
WARNING:
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INSPECT TOOL CORDS AND EXTENSION
CORDS PERIODICALLY and, if damaged, have
repaired by a qualified service technician at a
Sears store or repair center. Stay constantly
aware of cord location and keep it well away
from the moving blade.
•
DO NOT ABUSE CORD. Never yank cord to
disconnect it from receptacle. Keep cord from
heat, oil, and sharp edges.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Refer to them
frequently and use to instruct other users. If you
loan someone this toot, loan them these instructions also.
Blade coasts after being turned off.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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EXTENSION
CORDS
GROUNDING
Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong
grounding plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept
the tool's plug. When using a power tool at a considerable distance from the power source, use an
extension cord heavy enough to carry the current that
the tool will draw. An undersized extension cord will
In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding
provides a path of least resistance for electric current
to reduce the risk of electric shock. This tool is
equipped with an electric cord having an equipmentgrounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug
must be plugged into a matching outlet that is properly
installed and grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances.
cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in a loss of
power and causing the motor to overheat. Use the
chart provided below to determine the minimum wire
size required in an extension cord. Only round jacketed cords listed by Underwdter's Laboratories (UL)
should be used.
Length of Extension Cord
Up to 25 feet
26-100 feet
Do not modify the plug provided. If it will not fit the
outlet, have the proper outlet installed by a qualified
electrician. Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk of electric
shock. The conductor with insulation having an outer
surface that is green with or without yellow stripes is
the equipment-grounding conductor. If repair or
replacement of the electric cord or plug is necessary,
do not connect the equipment-grounding conductor to
a live terminal.
Wire Size (A.W.G.)
14
12
When working with the tool outdoors, use an extension cord that is designed for outside use. This is
indicated by the letters WA on the cord's jacket.
Check with a qualified electrician or service personnel
if the grounding instructions are not completely
understood, or if in doubt as to whether the tool is
properly grounded.
Before using an extension cord, inspect it for loose or
exposed wires and cut or worn insulation.
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CAUTION:
Keep the cord away from the cutting
area and position the cord so that it will not be
caught on lumber, tools, or other objects during
cutting operations.
ELECTRICAL
Repair or replace a damaged or worn cord immediately.
This tool is intended for use on a circuit that has an
outlet like the one shown in Figure 1. It also has a
grounding pin like the one shown.
CONNECTION
Your Sears Craftsman Table Saw is powered by a
precision built electric motor. It should be connected
to a power supply that is 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only
(normal household current). It should be connected
to a 240 volt power supply only if it has been reset
according to the instrucUons in this manual. The
motor has been set at the factory for 120 volts; if it is
reconnected to operate at 240 volts, all attachment
plugs and any receptacles must be replaced with
devices rated for 240 volts. Do not operate this tool on
direct current (DC). A substantial voltage drop will
cause a loss of power and the motor will overheat. If
the saw does not operate when plugged into an
outlet, double check the power supply.
SPEED
INSTRUCTIONS
_1_ WARNING:
Instructions are given in the
Assembly section for changing the motor voltage
to 240 volts. Follow them carefully ... Electrical
shock can kill.
AND WIRING
The no-load speed of your table saw is approximately
3,600 rpm. This speed is not constant and decreases
under a load or with lower voltage. For voltage, the
wiring in a shop is as important as the motor's horsepower rating. A line intended only for lights cannot
properly carry a power tool motor. Wire that is heavy
enough for a short distance will be too light for a
greater distance. A line that can support one power
tool may not be able to support two or three tools.
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COVEROF GROUNDED
OUTLETBOX
Fig. 1
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Anti-Kickback Pawls
Toothed safety devices behind the blade designed to
stop a workpiece from being kicked back at the
operator during a ripping operation.
Molding
A non-through cut that gives a varied shape to the
workpiece and requires a special blade.
Arbor
The shaft on which a blade or cutting tool is mounted.
A device used to feed the workpiece through the saw
blade during narrow cutting operations. It helps keep
the operator's hands well away from the blade.
Push Stick
Bevel Cut
A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle
other than 90" to the saw table.
Rabbet
A notch in the edge of a workpiece.
Resaw
A cutting operation to reduce the thickness of the
workpiece in order to make thinner pieces.
Compound Cut
A cut with both a miter angle and a bevel angle.
Crosscut
A cutting operation made across the grain or the width
of the workpiece.
Resin
A sticky, sap-based substance.
Dedo
A non-through cut that gives a square notch or trough;
requires a special blade.
Rip Cut
A cut made with the the grain of the workpiece.
Feetherboard
A device to help guide workpieces during rip cuts.
The area directly in line with the blade -- over, under,
behind, or in front of it. Also, the workpiece area
which will be or has been cut by the blade.
Sawblade Path
Freehand (for table saw)
Dangerous practice of making a cut without using rip
or miter fences. See Safety Rules.
Set
The distance that the tip of the saw blade tooth is bent
(or set) outward from the face of the blade.
Gum
A sticky, sap-based residue from wood products.
Throw-Back
Saw throwing back a workpiece; similar to kickback.
Heel
Alignment of the blade.
Through Sawing
Any cutting operation where the blade extends
completely through the workpiece.
Kerr
The material removed by the blade in a through cut or
the slot produced by the blade in a non-through cut.
Trailing End
The workpiece end last cut by the blade in a rip cut,
Kickback
A hazard that can occur when blade binds or stalls,
Workpiece
The item on which the cutting operation is being done.
The surfaces of a workpiece are commonly referred to
as faces, ends, and edges.
throwing workpiece back toward operator.
Leading End
The end of the workpiece pushed into the cutting tool
first.
Worktable
The surface on which the workpiece rests while
performing a cutting operation.
Miter Cut
A cutting operation made with the miter gage using
any angle other than 0" on the miter gage.
Blade Arbor
Blade Diameter
Blade "lilt
518 in.
Rating
10 in.
Input
120/240
V, 60 Hz -AC only
13/6.5 Amperes
No Load Speed
0" - 45"
3,600 RPM
Table Size without table extensions
20 in. x 27 in.
Cutting Capacity with Miter at 0"/Bevel 0":
3-3/8 in.
Table Size with table extensions
44 in. x 27 in,
Cutting Capacity with Miter at 0"/Bevel 45":
2-1/4 in.
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Your new table saw has been designed to give you
many years of high quality performance. To insure
this goal, proper care and treatment is important.
Careful treatment begins with removing all parts from
the carton and checking them against the list of loose
parts. The long box contains the rails. The large box
holds all other parts, which are detailed in the Loose
Parts List.
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Remove the wax paper covering on the table. Use
any ordinary household type grease and spot
remover. Immediately apply a coat of automotive
type paste wax to the table and table exensions.
WARNING:
To prevent accidental starting that
could cause possible serious personal injury,
assemble all parts to your saw before connecting
it to power supply. Saw should never be
connected to power supply when you are
assembling parts, making adjustments, installing
or removing blades, or when not in use.
Separate the saw and all parts from the packing
materials and check each against the packing list,
especially the small parts that can be hidden in the
packing material.
Note: Do not discard the packing materials until you
have carefully inspected the saw, identified all
parts, and satisfactorily operated your new saw.
A
WARNING:
If any parts are missing, do not
operate this tool until the missing parts are
replaced. Failure to do so could result in possible
serious personal injury.
WARNING:
Never use gasoline, naptha, or
other highly volatile solvents. Do not ever let
brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum-based
products, or penetrating oils contact plastic parts.
Such chemicals can weaken or destroy plastic.
The following recommended
accessories are currently available at Sears Retail Stores.
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Fence Guide System
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Guide Master
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Box Joint & Miter Guide
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Universal Jig
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Taper Jig
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10 in. Sanding Disc
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8 in. Sanding Disc
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Elite Dado
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Excalibur Dado
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WARNING:
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7 in. Adj. Dado 36 tip
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7 in. Adj. Dado 24 tip
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7 in. Stack Steel Dado
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7 in. x 9/16 in. Stack Dado
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7 in. Molding Head Set
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2 Bit Molding Head Set
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Saw Baskets
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Jointer Clamps
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Specialty Throat Plate
The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous.
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The following items are included with your Table Saw.
Figure 2 a
A,
B.
C.
Table Saw Base ....................................................
Belt .......................................................................
Belt Guard (2 Piece)
(Hardware Shown Separately) .............................
D. Blade Guard Assembly
(Hardware Shown Separately) .............................
E. Wrench .................................................................
F. Handwheel
1
1
(Hardware Shown Separately) .............................
G. Leg Brace, lower (short) .......................................
2
2
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I.
J.
K.
L.
M.
N.
O.
P.
Q.
1
1
1
I0
Leg Brace, lower (long) ........................................
Leg Brace, upper (short) .......................................
Leg Brace, upper (long) ........................................
Leg ........................................................................
Miter Gage (some assembly required) .................
Motor and Switch (Hardware Shown Separately).
Switch Key ............................................................
Rip Fence .............................................................
Rail, Front (Hardware Shown Separately) ............
Rail, Rear (Hardware Shown Separately) ............
2
2
2
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
The following
items are included
with your Table Saw.
T
X
R.
S.
T.
U.
V.
Motor Mounting Plate
(Hardware Shown Separately) ............................. 1
Blade Guard Bracket ............................................
1
Table Extension (Hardware Shown Separately) ,..2
Hangers (Hardware Shown Separately) ............... 4
Micro Index Gear Rack
(Hardware Shown Separately) .............................
W. Fine Adjustment Knob
(Hardware Shown Separately) .............................
X.
Separator Channel
(Hardware Shown Separately) .............................
Y, Dust Bag (not shown) ...........................................
Z. Owner's Manual (not shown) ................................
AA. Hardware for Leg Stand, Leveling Feet, and
Mounting Saw Base (Shown Separately) .............
BB. Hardware for Blade Guard Bracket and
Blade Guard Assembly (Shown Separately) ........
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Check all loose parts from the box with the list on the previous page, the figures below and on the following
page. Small items such as fasteners and end caps are shown in figures 2 b and 2 c. Follow the instructions in
the Assembly section to assemble your new saw.
C.
Hardware for Belt Guard ....................................
1
hex nut (#10-24) .................................................
4
Hardware for Mounting Motor ............................
1
flat washer (#10) .................................................
4
hex bolt (5/16-18 x 1 in.) ....................................
4
flat washer (5/16 in.) ...........................................
8
F. Hardware for Handwheel ...................................
2
screw (3/16-24 x 1/2 in.) .....................................
2
flat washer (3/16 in.) ...........................................
2
M,
Hardware for Mounting Motor and Switch Box
lock washer (5/16 in.) .........................................
4
hex nut (5/16-18) ................................................
4
Hardware for Mounting Switch Assembly
11
square head nut (1/4-20) ....................................
2
screw (1/4-20 x 3/8) ............................................
2
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Check all loose parts from the box with the list on the previous page, the figures below and on the following
page. Small items such as fasteners and end caps are shown in figures 2 b and 2 c. Follow the instructions in
the Assembly section to assemble your new saw.
P.
Hardware for Rail, Front .....................................
1
T.
Hardware for Table Extensions .......................... 1
square head bolt (5/16-18 x 1 in..) ..................... 6
hex bolt (5/16-16 x 1-1/4 in.) ..............................
end cap for front rail ...........................................
2
flat washer (5/16 in.) .........................................
16
screw (5/32-32 x 1/2 in.) .....................................
4
hex nut (5/16-18) ................................................
8
hex nut (5/16-18) ................................................
6
flat washer (5/16 in.) ...........................................
6
U.
O
8
Hardware for Hangers
carriage bolts (5/16-18 x 1-1/4 in.) ..................... 4
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Q.
O
V,
Hardware For Rail, Rear ....................................
1
Hardware for Micro Index Gear Rack
square head nut (1/4-20) ....................................
8
screw (1/4-20 x 3/8) ............................................
8
square head bolt (5/16-18 x 1 in.) ...................... 6
flat washer (5/16 in.) ...........................................
6
hex nut (5/16-18) ................................................
6
end cap for rear rail ............................................
2
screw (5/32-32 x 1/2 in.) .....................................
2
W,
screw (1/4-20 x 3/8) ............................................
X.
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R,
Hardware for Fine Adjustment Knob
2
Channel Separator
Channel Separator Bracket ................................
4
square head bolt (5/16-18 x 1 in.) ...................... 4
O
hex bolt (5/16-18 x 1/2 in.) .................................
hex nut (5/16-18) ..............................................
8
12
Hardware for Motor Mounting Plate ................... 1
hex bolt (5/16-18 x 5/8 in.) .................................
2
Fig. 2 b
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Check all loose parts from the box with the list and figures below and on the previous pages. Small items such
as fasteners and end caps are shown in figure 2 c. Follow the instructions in the Assembly section to assemble
your new saw.
AA. Hardware for Leg Stand, Leveling Feet, and
Mounting Saw Base
Hardware for Leg Stand .....................................
BB. Hardware for Blade Guard Bracket and Blade
Guard Assembly
1
Blade Guard Bracket ..........................................
1
carriage bolt (5/16-18 x 3/4 in.) ........................ 24
hex bolt (5/16-18 x 1/2 in.) .................................
2
flat washer (5/16 in.) .........................................
24
lock washer (5/16 in.) .........................................
2
hex nut (5/16-18) ..............................................
24
Blade Guard Assembly .......................................
f
Hardware for Leveling Feet ................................
1
socket head cap screw (1/4-20 x 3/8 in.) ........... 3
leveling foot ........................................................
4
flat washer (1/4 in.) .............................................
flat washer (5/16 in.) ...........................................
8
hex nut (5/16-18) ................................................
8
3
Fig. 2 c
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Hardware for Mounting Saw Base ..................... 1
hex bolt (5/16-18 x 1/2 in.) .................................
4
flat washer (5/16 in.) ...........................................
8
hex nut (5/16-18) ................................................
4
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CRRFTSHAN"
TABLESAW315.228510
Thefollowing
tools are needed for assembly and alignment. Note: The five hex keys listed below have been
provided with your saw. The remaining tools are typical shop tools and are not included with your saw.
SMALL/ MEDIUM
PHILLIPSSCREWDRIVER
NUTDRIVER
8 mm,10 mm,and 12 mm
HEXKEYS(PROVIDED)
and 6 mm
COMBINA_ONSQUARE
HAMMER
45° TRIANGLE
WRENCHES:8 mm,10 mm,and 12 mm
ADJUSTABLEWRENCH
FRAMINGSQUARE
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B
F
D
G
E
H
B
AWARNING
, RaisedGuard
Can Dropon
Spinning
Bladeand
Break.
,,To ReduceThe
Risk ofInjury,
GuardMustBe
In Place
DuringUse.
,Align and
Tighten
RivingKnife
Fasteners
BeforeUse.
A
10 inch Table Saw
3,100RPM120/240
VOLTS
NI_ AC01B.Y
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WARNING:
WHEN SERVICING,USE ONLYIDENTICAL
CRAFTSMANREPLACEMENT PARTS,
MODEL 315.228510
SEFI.NO.
MADE IN TAMAN
SEARS, ROEBUCK
I
AND CO.
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• Customer Help Line 1-800.932-3188 •
Fig. 4 a
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WARNING
When Mounting an Auxiliary Fence Face, Position Mounting Hardware Beyond Arrow at Right and Left as indicated.
Keep Fasteners Away From Blade.
I
C
D
A WARNING
Do Not Li.ft Saw With Rails
or Extension Tables.
Debris on rail can misalign
the rip fence. Workpiece
could bind or suddenly
kick back. You could be
hit or cut. Clean debris
off fence rail before
F
positioning fence.
A WARNING
G
• Attach Blade Guard
Assembly Before
Operating this Saw
_" Read Owners
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H
Turn Clockwlsa to
Increase Blade
Angle.
WARNING
Turn Clockwise to Raise
Blade,
Turn Counterclockwise
Lower Blade.
to
For your safety, read owners manuel before
operating saw.
Wear eye protection.
Keep blade guard down and In place for through
cuts.
Keep hands out of path of saw blade.
Do not perform any operation freehand.
Know how to reduce the risk of kickback.
See instructions for ripping.
• Never reach around or over saw blade.
• When ripping, use push stick when fence is set
2 Inches or less from blade.
• When ripping, usa push block and auxllary fence
when fence is set between 1/2 end 2 Inches from
blade. Do not make rip cuts narrower than 1/2 Inch.
• Turn off tool and wait for saw blade to stop before
moving workplece or changing settings.
• Disconnect the saw from the power source before
changing blade or servicing.
• Do not expose to rain or use in damp places.
Fig. 4 b
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KNOW
YOUR TABLE
SAW
ANTI-KICKBACKPAWLS
BLADE
RIP FENCE
REARRAIL
BLAD
RIVINGKNIFE
OR SPREADER
SEPARATOR
TABLE
CHANNEL
EXTENSION
SCALE
ALIGN-A-CUT
INSERT
MITER _
GAGEGROOVE
TABLE
EXTENSION
FRONT
RAIL
SWITCH
WITH KEY
MITER
GAGE
HANDWHEEL
BEVEL
SCALE
HEIGHT
HANDWHEEL
FINE
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
RIP FENCE
HANDLE
HANGER
LEVELINGFOOT
BELTCOVER
BEVEL
LOCKHANDLE
MOTOR
Fig. 5
OVERVIEW
For cuts with the blade straight up and cutting across
the grain (cross cuts or miter cuts), use the miter gage
to set the angle and push the wood into the blade. To
cut with the blade straight up, along the grain of the
wood (rip cuts), use the rip fence to guide the wood.
Push smaller pieces with a pushblock or pushstick.
The upper portion of the blade projects up through the
table, surrounded by an insert called the throat plate.
The height of the blade is set with a handwheel on the
front of the cabinet. To accommodate wide panels,
the tabletop has extensions on each side. Detailed
instructions are provided in the Operation section of
this manual for the basic cuts: cross cuts, miter cuts,
bevel cuts, and compound cuts.
To tilt the blade for a bevel cut, use the bevel
handwheel on the side of the cabinet. A bevel scale
on the front of the cabinet shows the blade angle.
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Inside the cabinet, adjustable positive stops control
the degree of tilt.
instructions to reduce risk of injury and ensure the
best performance from your new saw.
Use the miter gage with a bevel cross cut (compound
cut) and the rip fence with a bevel rip cut. Other cuts
require special attachments, which have detailed
Before attempting to use your saw, familiarize yourself
with all operating features and safety requirements of
your Sears Craftsman table saw. The saw's features
are described below.
ALIGN-A-CUT INSERT - A plastic insert on which
marks may be made to indicate the location of the
sawcut on the workpiece.
MITER GAGE - This gage aligns the wood for a
crosscut. The easy-to-read indicator shows the exact
angle for a miter cut, with positive stops at 90" and
45".
ANTI-KICKBACK PAWLS - Kickback is a hazard in
which the workpiece is thrown back toward the
operator. The toothed pawls are designed to snag the
workpiece to prevent or reduce injury should kickback
MITER GAGE GROOVES - The miter gage rides in
these grooves on either side of the blade.
Occur.
MITER GAGE HOLD-DOWN - A clamp assembly that
fits onto the miter gage to provide additional stability.
BEVEL HANDWHEEL - This handwheel, on the right
side of the cabinet, tilts the blade for a bevel cut.
MITER GAGE KNOB - Located on the miter gage,
this knob locks in the cutting angle after selection.
BEVEL SCALE - The easy-to-read scale on the front
of the workstand shows the exact blade angle.
MOTOR (13/6,5 AMP) - The powerful induction motor
is 3HP, with capacitor start and V-belt drive, and is
housed in a sturdy steel base.
OVERLOAD PROTECTOR - This device switches off
BLADE -This saw is provided with a Craftsman 40
tooth, 10 in. carbide tipped blade. The blade is
adjusted with bevel and height handwheels on the
cabinet. Bevel angles are locked with a handle below
the front rail.
_1,
the saw if it overheats. See the Operation section.
RAILS - Front and rear rails provide support for large
workpieces and the rip fence.
RIP FENCE - A sturdy metal fence guides the
workpiece and is secured with the rip fence handle.
Grooves run along the top and sides of the rip fence
for use with optional clamps and accessories.
RIP FENCE FINE ADJUSTMENT KNOB - The knob
WARNING:
Be sure to use only blades rated for
at least 5,000 rpm and recommended for use on
this saw, Check with your nearest Sears retail
store.
BLADE COVER - The internal cover contains sawdust
so it can be directed into the sawdust bag.
on the front of the np fence makes fine adjustments to
the desired measurement for precise cutting. Push in
the knob and turn to position the rip fence.
BLADE GUARD - Always keep the guard down over
the blade for through-sawing cuts.
RIP FENCE HANDLE - The handle on the front of the
rip fence releases the rip fence or locks it in place.
BEVEL LOCK HANDLE - This handle, placed just
under the worktable surface on the front of the cabinet, locks the angle setting of the blade. Be sure the
handle is hanging straight down before tilting the
blade. If it is not straight down, it may jam and bend
the locking bolt.
RIVING KNIFE OR SPREADER - Located directly
behind the blade, it keeps cut edges from binding and
supports the blade guard.
SCALE - Found on the front rail, the easy-to-read
scale provides precise measurements in rip cuts.
DUAL VOLTAGE - Your table saw can be set up to
operate at 120 voltage or at 240. Use extreme caution
when changing the voltage.
DUST BAG - Saw dust can be directed into this
detachable bag or into a wet/dry vacuum.
HEIGHT HANDWHEEL - Use this handwheel to lower
and raise the blade for adjustments or replacement. It
is located on the front of the cabinet.
SWITCH WITH KEY - Your table saw has an easy
access power switch located below the front rail. The
yellow switch key must be removed from the hardware bag and inserted into the switch before saw can
be operated. To lock the switch in the OFF position,
remove the switch key from the switch. Place the key
in a location that is inaccessible to children and others
not qualified to use the tool.
MICRO-INDEX - A rip fence gear and track that
provides precise indexing.
TABLE EXTENSIONS - Removable cast iron extensions, 12 in. by 27 in., support larger workpieces.
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Assembly is best done in the area where the saw will be used. When you remove the table saw base, loose
parts, and hardware from the packing materials, check all items with the loose parts list and drawing. If you are
unsure about the description of any part, refer to the drawing. If any parts are missing, delay assembling until
you have obtained the missing part(s).
INSTALLING
HANDWHEELS
ON SAW
BASE
Note: If you mount the saw base on a bench instead
of the legs, go to the Assembling Table Extensions procedure. The bench surface must have
an opening for sawdust to fall through, as large
as the opening in the bottom of the saw base. A
height of 36 in. from the top of the saw table to
the floor is recommended.
See Figure 6.
[] Each handwheel bag contains a metal handwheel,
a screw (3/16-24 x 1/2 in.), and a flat washer (3/16
in.),
[] Align the handwheels to the shaft ends that extend
from the front and right side of the table sawbase.
Match the flat spots on the shaft and inside the
handwheel. Insert a screw and a flat washer in the
ASSEMBLING
STEEL
LEG STAND
See Figures7and8.
handwheel center and tighten with a 4 mm hex
key.
BEVEL
HANDWHEEL
[] Take the following hardware from the leg stand
hardware bag:
24 carriage bolts (5/16-18 x 3/4 in.)
4 leveling feet
32 flat washers (5/16 in.)
32 hex nuts (5/16-18)
Note: Remaining hardware from this bag is used for
mounting leg stand on the table saw base.
TABLE
BABE
[] Take 4 legs and 8 braces from loose parts.
[] Place a short upper brace inside two of the legs,
with the legs wide end up. (Upper braces have two
large holes in each end.) Make sure the two posts
on the leg align with the small holes on the brace.
HANDWHEEL
SCREW
SHAFTEND
WASHER
WASHER
Fig. 6 UPPERBRACE
HEXNUT
CARRIAGE
BOLT
LOWERBRACE
WASHER
e
LEVELING FOOT
Fig. 7
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•
Align the two large holes on the brace and the
legs. Insert the carriage bolts. Add flat washers
and hex nuts and hand tighten. Repeat for the
other short upper brace. These are the front and
back sets.
•
For the side sets, install a long upper brace on two
legs. Add hardware and finger tighten. Repeat for
the other long upper brace.
•
Use the same steps to install the lower braces.
Tighten all hex nuts with a 12 rnm wrench.
•
Place a hex nut and flat washer on each leveling
foot. Install the leveling feet from the bottom of
each leg with the bolts pointing up. Cap with the
remaining flat washers and hex nuts but do not
tighten.
•
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Move the leg set to desired location. Adjust the
leveling feet with a 12 mm wrench, then tighten the
top hex nut.
UPPER
BRACE
WARNING:
Do not lift the saw without help.
The saw base weighs approximately 95 Ibs. Hold
it close to your body. Keep your knees bent and
lift with your legs, not your back. Ignoring these
precautions can result in back injury.
•
Place the leg stand on the table saw base. Align
the holes in the table with the holes in the end
braces. Make sure the Craftsman label faces the
front of the saw which has the height handwheel.
•
Place a flat washer on a bolt and insert through
hole, Add a flat washer and a hex nut. Hand
tighten.
•
Repeat for three remaining holes. Tighten all
hardware with a 12 mm wrench. You may find it
helpful to use one wrench to hold the head of the
bolt and one to tighten the hex nut. Leave the saw
upside down to add the extensions.
HEXNI
LEG
STAND
FLATWASHER
HEXBOLT
SAWBASE
LEG
LOWERBRACE
LEGSTANDASSEMBLED
Fig. 8
MOUNTING
THE LEG STAND
SAW BASE
ON THE TABLE
See Figure 9.
•
Take the following from a small hardware bag:
4 hex bolts (5/16-18 x 1/2 in.)
4 hex nuts (5/16-18)
8 flat washers (5/16 in.)
Note: This hardware was in the bag with hardware for
assembling the leg stand and leveling feet.
•
Place the saw table upside down on a smooth
surface, such as cardboard, on the floor.
Fig. 9
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ASSEMBLING
TABLE
EXTENSIONS
_1,
See Figure 10.
•
Locate the table extensions and the small hardware bag with the following:
8 hex bolts (5/16-18 x 1-1/4 in.
8 hex nuts (5/16-18)
16 flat washers (5/16 in.)
_1,
•
ALIGNING
TABLE
EXTENSIONS
See Figure 11.
WARNING:
The table extensions not only
provide a better cut on the workpiece but help
protect you. Serious injury can result from
workpiece binding or kickback due to twisted
rails or a misaligned rip fence.
A good alignment allows the rails to slide on easily.
•
Stand at the front of the saw and line up the front
edges of the table and extensions.
•
To align extensions without damaging the table
saw, put a block of wood at the front of the table
where the extension meets the table, and tap the
block with a hammer. Check and repeat until the
front edges are even.
•
Lift each extension slightly until it is higher than the
table (if necessary, place a block of wood below
and tap upward). Center the block over the edges
and tap it. Recheck the front alignment. If it is
even, tighten the screws with a 12 mm wrench.
With the saw upside down, align the extensions
with the table with the bevel edges in front. Put a
flat washer on each bolt. Attach the extensions to
the table by inserting the bolts from the direction of
the table.
•
Slip the remaining flat washers and hex nuts on the
bolts. Lightly tighten them with a 12 mm wrench.
•
Get help to stand the saw assembly upright using
the center saw table. Do not grasp the saw by the
extensions.
TABLE
EXTENSION
WARNING:
The extensions are very heavy. Do
not lift the saw table without help. Keep your
knees bent and lift with your legs, not your back.
Ignoring these precautions can result in back
injury.
BLOCKOF WOOD
SAWTABLE
EXTENSION
VIEWED FROM SIDE
SAW
,BASE
TABLEEXTENSIONEDGE
FORWARD
SAW TABLEEDGE
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TAP
HERE
VIEWED FROM FRONT
TAP HERE
HEX
NUT
FLAT WASHER
SAWTABLE EDGE
!
TABLE EXTENSION
HEX BOLT
Fig. 10
Fig. 11
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At the back of the table, put the square head bolts
in the holes in the edge of the table and extensions
so the bolt heads extend outward 1/2 in.
•
Under the table, loosely attach the flat washers
and hex nuts onto bolts. Slide the slot on the rear
rail over the bolts. Adjust each bolt to fit the rail
closely to the table.
From the carton, remove the rear rail and the
following hardware:
•
Position rail so that the right hand edge extends
10-1/2 in. beyond the table extension.
6 square head bolts (5/16-18 x 1 in.)
6 hex nuts (5/16-18)
6 flat washers (5/16 in.)
Right and left end caps for rear rail
2 screws (5/32-32 x 1/2 in.) for end caps
•
Push the rail against table and tighten each hex
nut with a 12 mm wrench. If the rail jams or does
not slide easily over the bolts, re-align the table
extensions.
INSTALLING
THE REAR RAIL
See Figures 12, 13, and 14.
,_
•
WARNING:
Front and rear rails must be
carefully aligned to reduce the risk of kickback,
which can cause serious injury.
Note: Make sure there are no gaps between the rail
and edge of table or extensions.
Note: Remaining hardware from this hardware bag is
used for installing the front rail and end caps.
•
Put the end caps on the rail ends. Insert the
screws and tighten with a phillips screwdriver.
SQUAREHEAD
SLOTFOR BOLT
TABLEEXTENSION
REARRAIL
\
HEX NUT
SQUAREHEADBOLT
FLATWASHER
HEXNUT
FLATWASHER
Fig. 13
1_1_1n.
!NDCAP
SCREW
REARRAIL INSTALLED
Fig. 12
CRAFTSNAN'
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Fig. 14
INSTALLING
THE FRONT
RAIL
RAIL SLOT
HEXNUT
See Figures 15, 16, and 17.
•
Locate the front rail, the switch assembly, and the
following hardware:
6 square head bolts (5/16-18 x 1 in.)
6 flat washers (5/16 in.)
6 hex nuts (5/16o18)
Right and left end caps for front rail
4 screws (5/32-32 x 1/2 in.) for end caps
•
Set aside the end caps and four screws until the
channel separator and the switch have been
installed.
•
Insert the six square head bolts into the table and
extensions, so the bolt heads extend out 1/2 in.
•
Loosely attach a flat washer and a hex nut to each
bolt. See Figure 15.
•
The back of the rail has two slots. See Figure 16,
Slide the upper slot over the bolts, (Bottom slot is
for switch.)
•
Align the rail left to right - Match the 6-7/8 in. mark
on the right scale to the right edge of the saw base
(main table). See Figure 17.
•
Snug the rail against table. Finger-tighten each nut
on the table and extensions.
FRONTRAIL
Fig. 16
TABLETOP VIEWEDFROMABOVE
EXTENSION
"_
SCALE
__
6-7/8 I
HTSCJ
in, MARKRIG
FRONTRAIL _
Fig. 17
FRONTRAIL
INSTALLING
THE SEPARATOR
CHANNEL
See Figure 18.
The separator channel keeps the front and rear rails
straight. Separator channel must be properly installed
to prevent workpiece from binding.
HEIGHT
HANDWHEEL
•
Locate the separator channel and the following
hardware:
4 brackets
SQUAREHEAD
4 square head bolts (5/16-18 x 1 in.)
8 hex bolts (5/16-18 x 3/4 in.)
12 hex nuts (5/16 in.)
BOLT_
HEXNUT
FLATWASHER
•
Place the brackets on the channel, aligning the
holes. Install the hex head bolts in the pair of holes
on each bracket. From inside the channel, add a
hex nut and finger tighten.
•
Install the square head bolts in the single slots on
the end of each bracket. Add the nuts and partially
tighten, leaving a small gap between the bolt and
the bracket.
Fig. 15
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•
Slide the square head bolts into the slots from the
right end of the front and rear rails.
•
On the front at the top of the leg stand, remove one
of the lower carriage bolts. See Figure 19.
•
Slide the separator to the left until it is 5 in. or more
from the extension table.
•
•
Measure the distance from the separator to the
extension table at both the front and rear rails and
adjust to make the distances the same.
Insert a longer 1-1/4 in. bolt in a small hanger and
install in front leg. Attach the nut from the back and
tighten. Repeat for the other small hanger.
•
Install the large hangers on the left side. See
Figure 19.
Tighten all nuts on the brackets with a 12 mm
wrench.
INSTALLING
•
SQUAREHEADBOLT
The micro-adjust indexes the rip fence. It includes a
gear on the rip fence and gear racks mounted to the
front rail.
-HExNUT
_
_
SEPARATOR
___
HEX BOLT
Locate the micro-adjust assembly, two racks, and
the following hardware:
10 pan head screws (10-32 x 3/8 in.)
8 square nuts (10-32)
_CHANNEL
•
Hold a rack so the teeth point down and insert the
pan head screws from the bottom. Put a square
nut on each screw. Finger tighten, leaving a small
gap between the nut and the rack.
•
Still holding the rack with teeth down, slide the
square nuts into the right side of the front slot of
the front rail until the end of the rack is near the
center of the table.
•
Slide the other gear rack into the front rail from the
left until the two racks meet in the middle. Securely
tighten screws.
HEXNUT
REARRAIL
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BRACKET
FRONTRAIL
ASSEMBLING
STORAGE
Fig. 18
Note: The two racks must be touching for the microadjust assembly to roll from one gear rack to
the other.
HANGERS
See Figure 19.
The large hangers are for storing the rip fence and the
small hangers are for storing the miter gage.
•
Locate the storage hangers, and the following
hardware:
4 carriage bolts (5/16-18 x 1-1/4 in.)
4 hex nuts (5/16-18)
SEPARATORI
SMALL
STORAGEHANGER
LARGE
STORAGEHANGER
Fig. 19
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TABLESAW315.228510
THE MICRO-ADJUST
See Figure 20.
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•
Insert the two remaining pan head screws into
holes in the micro-adjust knob bracket,
•
Attach the micro*adjust knob bracket to the bottom
of the fence head on the right or the left side of the
fence handle. Securely tighten the two screws.
•
Remove the rip fence and repeat on the other side
of the blade. When the fence rides smoothly,
tighten all rail hex nuts with a 12 mm wrench.
•
Push in the micro-adjust knob and turn it. The gear
on the shaft assembly will engage the rack teeth
on the rack and will move the fence assembly left
or right.
•
Push down on the rip fence handle to lock the rip
fence in place.
FENCEHEAD
TO INSTALL
INDICATOR
ON LEFT
SIDE
MICRO-ADJUSTKNOBBRACKET'__
SCREWS
-"
Fig, 21
ALIGNING
THE RIP FENCE
AND FRONT
RAIL
See Figures 22 and 23.
The rip fence scale indicator is installed on the right
side of the rip fence but can be removed and reinstalled on the left side if needed. If a cutting operation
requires placing the rip fence on the left side of the
blade, and you find relocating the indicator necessary,
RIP FENCE
simply unscrew and re-attach it.
FRONTRAIL
•
Hook the back of the rip fence over the rear rail.
Lower the front of the rip fence into the groove on
the front rail. See Figure 22.
•
Slide the rip fence back and forth. It should move
freely with about 1/16 in. clearance below the rip
fence. If it doesn't, loosen the nuts holding the front
rail and adjust the rail up or down, See Figure 15.
RIP FENCE
RIP FENCEHANDLE
Fig. 23
HOOKOVERREARRAILHERE
REARRAIL
Fig. 22
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CRAFrSMAN'TABLE
SAW315.228510
MOUNTING
THE MOTOR
AND SWITCH
•
Locate the switch assembly, two screws (1/4-20 x
3/8 in.) and two square nuts (1/4-20).Insert the
screws from the rear of the switch plate and add
the square nuts on the front.
•
Holding the switch to the front, insert and slide the
two square nuts into the lower slot of the front rail.
See Figures 24, 25, and 26.
•
Locate the motor and switch assembly, the motor
mounting plate and the following hardware:
4 hex bolts (5/16-18 x 1 in.)
8 flat washers (5/16 in.)
4 lock washers (5/16 in.)
4 hex nuts (5/16-18)
2 hex bolts (5/16-18 x 5/8 in.)
2 screws (1/4-20 X 3/8 in.)
2 square nuts (1/4-20)
Yellow Switch key
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•
Slide the switch assembly to a convenient position,
leaving ample clearance for the handwheel.
Tighten securely with a screwdriver.
•
Install the yellow switch key on the switch. See
Figure 51.
•
Attach the front rail end caps and screws with a
phillips screw driver. See Figure 26.
Note: Remaining hardware from this bag is used for
installing the belt guard.
•
•
•
•
•
WARNING" Place the switch out of the immediate work area to avoid accidentally turning it off
during operation.
Release the bevel lock handle (front of the cabinet)
and turn the bevel handwheel (right side of the
cabinet) until the blade is fully vertical. Retighten
the bevel lock handle.
Align the holes in the motor mounting plate and the
motor bracket so the top edges are even. Place a
flat washer on the four 1 in. bolts and insert them
into the holes.
FRONTRAIL
\
TABLE
EXTENSION
Install a flat washer, a lock washer, and a hex nut
on each bolt. Hand tighten only. This is the motor
support assembly.
Center the motor side to side on the motor mounting plate. Tighten the nuts with a 12 mm wrench.
SWITCHSCREW
Insert the two rods on the motor support assembly
into holes in the cradle. Push the motor in as far as
it will go. Thread the two hex bolts into the cradle
to clamp down on the rods. Do not securely
tighten bolts yet.
SWITCH
ASSEMBLY
;OUARENUT
MOTORSUPPORT
ASSEMBLYROD
SWITCHKEY
END CAP
lin. HEX BOLT
MOTOR
MOUNTING
PLATE
BRACKET
Fig. 24
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Fig. 25
INSTALLING
THE BELT AND BELT GUARD
See Figures 27 and 28.
BELTGUARD
•
Locate the belt, belt guard, 4 flat washers (3/16 in.)
and 4 small hex nuts (3/16-24). Locate the dust
cover and hardware.
•
Lower the blade by turning the height handwheel
on the front of cabinet.
•
Slip the belt on the saw pulley inside the saw
cabinet. Lift the motor forward and place the belt on
the motor pulley.
•
,WASHER
Check that the belt is straight and both pulleys are
aligned with each other. If not, adjust the motor on
the motor support assembly. Refer to Mounting the
Motor.
NUT
Fig. 28
•
Raise the saw blade all the way up.
•
Pull the motor out until the belt is taut. Securely
tighten the hex bolts above the rods with a 12 mrn
wrench.
•
Put your hand around the belt halfway between the
two pulleys and squeeze the belt until both sides of
the belt touch, The motor should move freely as
you squeeze the belt, If it does not, loosen the
clamp screws and readjust the belt tension.
SAW
HEX
•
Lower the blade by turning the height handwheel.
Lift the motor forward and remove the belt.
•
Open the hinged belt guard and place it over the
motor screws on the motor pulley. Secure with flat
washers and hex nuts. Tighten the hex nuts with a
10 mm wrench.
•
Replace the belt and snap the guard closed.
•
Check clearances by indexing the blade. Release
the bevel lock handle on the front of the cabinet
and turn the bevel handwheel on the right side of
cabinet to 45" and back. Use the height handwheel
to fully lower and raise the blade.
MOTOR
SUPPORT"
ASSEMBLY
MOTOR
MOTOR
PULLEY
MOTORSCREW
Fig. 27
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INSTALLING
THE BLADE
GUARD
SOCKETHEADCAPSCREWS(3)
BLADEGUARD
See Figures 29, 30, and 31,
FLATWASHER
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•
WARNING:
If the blade is not fully lowered, turn
the height handwheel on the front of the cabinet
to lower the blade to prevent the risk of injury.
Locate the blade guard, the blade guard bracket,
and the following hardware:
2
2
3
3
hex bolts (5/16-18 x 1/2 in.)
lock washers (5/16 in.)
socket head screws (1/4-20 x 3/8 in.)
flat washers (1/4 in.)
BLADE
GUARD
BRACKET
•
Align the lower end of the blade guard bracket and
the threaded holes of the cradle and insert the two
hex bolts and lock washers. Securely tighten with a
12 mm wrench. See Figure 29.
•
Remove the throat plate. See Removing/Replacing the Throat Plate in the Adjustments section.
•
Put the blade guard assembly in place on the
tabletop, aligning the screwholes in the riving knife
to the holes in the blade guard bracket. Align the
hole in the front of the riving knife base with screw
hole in the saw table. See Figure 30.
Fig. 30
•
Note: The screw hole is located under the slot in back
of the throat plate.
Insert two socket head screws and two flat washers in the two holes at the back of the riving knife
base. Securely tighten with a 5 mm hex key.
[] Insert the third socket head screw and a flat
washer into the screw hole in the saw table under
the throat plate. Securely tighten with a 5 mm hex
key. See Figure 31.
CRADLE
BLADE
•
Replace the throat plate.
BRACKET
BLADEGUARD
SOCKETHEAD
CAPSCREW'_
HEX
BOLTS
FLATWASHER,_
AN_-KICKBACK
PAWLS
LOCKWASHEI_
Fig. 29
Fig. 31
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CHECKING
THE THROAT
See Figure 32.
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•
PLATE
BLADEGUARD
CAUTION: The throat plate must be even with the
table sutrace. If itistoo high or too low, the workpiece
can catch on uneven edges and cause kickback.
Make sure the throat plate is flush with the table top.
To change the height of the throat plate, loosen the flat
head screw that secures the throat plate and adjust
the four setscrews on the throat plate with a 2 mm hex
key. Do not allow the throat plate to bow up above the
table surface.
2 mm
HEXKEY
BLADE
SETSCREWS(4)
FRAMINGSQUARE
Fig. 34
THROATPLATE
_1_ WARNING:
It is important to install and adjust
the riving knife correctly. Poor alignment could
cause kickback and throw the workpiece at the
operator.
HEADSCREW
The riving knife must be aligned with and centered
over the blade.
HEIGHT
HANDWHEEL
,BEVEL
HANDWHEEL
Fig. 32
ALIGNING RIVINGKNIFEWITH
See Figures33,34, and35.
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•
Raise the blade and the blade guard.
•
Place a framing square or straightedge
blade on the left. See Figure 33.
•
Loosen front screw on riving knife with a 5 mm hex
key. See Figure 34.
beside the
THE BLADE
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WARNING:
Make sure the switch is off, the
switch key is removed, and the saw is
unplugged. Failure to do so could result in
accidental starting, causing serious injury.
WARNING:
Do not loosen the screws holding
the riving knife to the blade guard bracket.
Unsecured pawls or riving knife could cause
personal injury while you are adjusting the riving
knife.
•
Center riving knife over the blade. See Figure 35.
•
Securely tighten screw with a 5 mm hex key.
RIVINGKNIFE,
FRAMINGSQUARE
BLADE
VIEWED FROM TOP OF SAW
WITH RIVING KNIFE SHOWN
CENTERED OVER BLADE
FRAMINGSQUARE
Fig. 33
9
29
Fig. 35
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CHECKING
RIP FENCE
BLADE ALIGNMENT
MITERGAGEGROOVE
AND
FRAMING
SQUARE
See Figures 36, 37, and 38.
The rip fence is self-aligning but should be checked
before first use.
WARNING:
Failure to align the rip fence to the
blade can cause jams and kickback, resulting in
serious personal injury.
•
Slide the rip fence to the miter gage groove, which
is parallel to blade. Do not lock the rip fence.
•
Place a framing square against the blade, with the
long end under the rip fence at the front. See
Figure 36. Note the distance.
•
Move the square to the back and measure the
length from other end of the fence. See Figure 37.
•
If the distances are different, loosen the four
screws around the rip fence handle with a 6 mm
hex key. Alternate the order (remove the screw
opposite, not next to the first one). See Figure 38.
•
Hold the fence handle against the front rail and
align the rip fence with the blade.
•
Retighten the screws in alternating order and
check the alignment.
•
Repeat until the rip fence is aligned.
ADJUSTMENTSCREWS
Fig. 37
RIP FENCE
ADJUSTMENT
(4)
MITERGAGEGROOVE
BLADE,
RIP FENCE
RIP FENCE
HANDLE
Fig. 38
Note: To insure proper self alignment when positioning rip fence, push sides of scale indicator
housing against front rail before locking rip
fence handle.
MITERGAGE
GROOVE
Fig. 36
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CHANGING
See Figures 39 and 40.
THE MOTOR
VOLTAGE
GREENGROUNDING
WIRE
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BROWNLEAD
WARNING:
If you are unfamiliar with the basic
fundamentals of electricity do not attempt this
procedure. Use a qualified electrician to change
the voltage of the saw to avoid electric shock or
possibly a fire.
BLACKLEAD
Your saw is set at the factory for 120V usage See
Figure 39. Use extreme caution in changing to 240V,
as with any electrical procedure. Check the receptacle.
It must be a 220-240V, 15 amp, 3-blade unit -- connected to a 240V AC power supply -- through a 240V
branch circuit -- with at least a 15 amp capacity -- and
protected by a 15 amp time-delay fuse or circuit
breaker. All attachment plugs and any receptacles
designed for 120 volt usage must be replaced with
devices rated for 240 volts.
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•
CONNECTOR
BOXCOVER
120VOLTWIRING
2
WARNING:
Never connect the plug to the
power source outlet until all assembly steps are
completed. Unplug the saw before changing any
connections.
Open the motor connector box cover on the end of
the motor with a phillips screwddver. Remove the
brown motor lead from terminal #2 and attach it to
the #3 terminal.
Fig. 39
GREENGROUNDING
WIRE
Note: The brown lead is not needed in 240V usage.
•
Remove the yellow motor lead from terminal #1 and
attach it to terminal #2.
•
Cut off the 120V power cord plug and replace it
with a three-blade 240V, 15 amp U.L. listed plug.
•
Connect the power cord white and black leads to
the "hot" plug blade terminals.
•
Connect the power cord green grounding wire to
the plug ground prong terminal.
•
Close the motor connector box. Be careful to place
the power cord in the strain relief groove. Tighten
the box cover screws.
•
Plug the saw into the appropriate 220-240V,
15 amp, 3-blade receptacle.
•
Make sure the receptacle is connected to a 240V
AC power supply through a 240V branch circuit
having at least a 15 amp capacity and protected by
a time delay fuse or circuit breaker of the correct
size.
BROWNLEAD
BLACKLEAD
CONNECTOR
BOX COVER
LEAD
240 VOLT WIRING
3
2
Fig. 40
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ASSEMBLINGTHE HOLDDOWNCLAMPON
THEMITERGAGE
See Figures 41, 42, and 43.
The miter gage should be used when making cross
cuts in the workpiece. The hold down clamp with
quick release button helps hold the workpiece against
the miter gage for controlled cutting.
•
Locate the bag with the hold down clamp parts.
•
Slide the quick release button into the clamp
housing aligning the holes for the clamp screw.
Note: The quick release button must be oriented with
the solid side toward the long body of the clamp
housing, as shown. See Figures 41 and42.
QUICKRELEASEBUTTONVIEWEDFROMABOVE
LOCKTAB
CLAMPHOUSING
I
SOLIDSIDE
•
Fig. 41
CLAMPSCREW_
Insert the clamp screw through the clamp housing
and quick release button from the bottom. Thread
the round knob on top of the clamp screw.
•
Install the spring with a screw on the back side of
the quick release button. Do not over tighten.
•
Push the quick release button. The clamp screw
with knob should drop.
Note:
Fig. 42
QUICKRELEASE
BUTTON,
HOLDDOWN
CLAMP
If the clamp screw does not move freely the
quick release button may be oriented incorrectly, Remove the clamp screw and roll the
quick release button 180". Insert the clamp
screw and attach knob.
•
Install the lock tab with a screw next to the quick
release button,
•
Threadthe spacerintothe
gage base.
•
Alignthe clamp housing ontop ofthe mitergage
knob and the spacer.
•
Place a washer on each lock knob and attach one
lock knob to the top of the spacer and one lock
knob to the top of the miter gage knob.
hole ontop ofthe miter
CRAFTSNAN"
TABLE SAW 315.228510
;E BASE
Fig. 43
32
To avoid unnecessary setups and adjustments, a good practice is to check your setups carefully with a framing
square and make practice cuts in scrap wood before making finish cuts in good workpieces. Do not start any
adjustments until you have checked with a square and made test cuts to be sure adjustments are needed.
REPLACING
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oo,°o---1/A
/
THE BLADE
See Figures 44, 45, and 46.
THROATPLATE
_1,
WARNING:
Be sure the switch is off, the switch
key is removed, and your saw is unplugged.
Ignoring this precaution could result in accidental
starting and serious injury.
•
Raise the blade guard and remove the throat plate
by loosening the screw at the front with a phillips
screwdriver and lifting the front of the throat plate.
Pull it out toward the front.
•
Raise the blade to its highest position by turning
the height handwheel clockwise. Angle the blade
straight up by loosening the bevel lock handle
(front of the cabinet) and turning the bevel
handwheel. Wedge a piece of scrap wood against
the front of the blade. See Figure 44.
Loosen the blade nut with the blade wrench
•
To replace the blade with an accessory blade, use
the instructions provided with the accessory.
•
To install a standard blade, place the new blade on
the arbor shaft, with teeth pointing down toward the
front of the saw. See Figure 45.
•
Wedge a block of wood at the back of the blade.
See Figure 46.
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BLADEAT HIGHEST
NEWBLADE,TEETH
DOWNAT FRONT
•
Remove wood and rotate the blade by hand to
make sure it turns freely.
•
Lower the blade and slip the throat plate into the
opening and push it toward the back of the saw to
engage the spring clip. Securely tighten the screw.
If the throat plate is not flush with the table, adjust
the setscrews with a 2 mm hex key. Do not let the
throat plate bow up above the table surface.
//
BLADEWASHER,
)UT
BLADENUT
O
occur.
Place blade washer and blade nut over blade arbor.
Be sure the dome side of blade washer faces out
from the blade and that all items are snug against
the arbor housing. Tighten securely.
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.os,..o.
/11
CAUTION: The teeth must point down toward
the front of the saw to work properly. Otherwise,
damage to the blade, saw, or workpiece can
•
)
REMOVED __
provided with your saw. Remove the blade nut and
blade washer. Carefully remove the scrap wood
block and blade.
•
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BLADE
ARBOR
Fig. 45
SCRAPWOOD
WEDGEDAT BACK
TO TIGHTEN
BLADENUT
Fig. 46
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TABLESAW315.228510
HEELING(PARALLELING)THESAWBLADE
TO THE MITERGAGE GROOVE
BLADEGUARD IS NOTSHOWNFOR CLARITY
LTJ
See Figures 47, 48 and 49.
DO NOT loosen any screws for this adjustment
until you have checked with a square and made
test cuts to be sure adjustments are necessary,
Once the screws are loosened, these items must
be reset.
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/
SQUARE
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Q
_
MITERGAGEGROOVE
,I
WARNING: Make sure the switch is off, switch
key is removed and saw is unplugged. Failure to
do so could result in accidental starting causing
serious personal injury.
Fig. 48
WARNING: The sawblade must parallel the miter
gage groove so the wood does not bind, resulting
in kickback. You could be hit or cut.
•
Remove the throat plate by loosening the front
screw with a phillips screwdriver. Lift the throat
plate and pull it out by the front end.
•
Lift the blade guard. Raise the blade all the way by
turning the height handwheel. Position the blade
straight up with the bevel lock handle and the bevel
handwheel.
•
Lower the blade completely with the height
handwheel. You can then access the table brackets
through the throat plate opening.
•
•
Mark beside one of the sawblade teeth at the front
of the blade. Place a framing square beside the
blade on the mark. Be sure the framing square is
between the teeth and flat against the blade.
Measure the distance to the right miter groove.
From the back of the saw, loosen the three screws
on the rear table bracket with a 12 mm wrench. See
Figure 49.
•
If the blade was too far from the miter gage groove,
move the bracket toward the miter gage groove.
Tap with a wood block and hammer.
•
If the blade was too close to the miter gage groove,
back the bracket away with the block of wood and
hammer.
•
Tighten the screws, raise the blade and recheck.
•
Turn the sawblade so the mark is at the back of the
saw table.
•
Move the square to the rear and again measure the
distance to the right miter gage groove. If the
distances are the same, the blade and the miter
gage groove are parallel.
•
SAWTABLEVIEWEDFROMBACKBELOWTABLE
REARTABLEBRACKET
If the distances measured are different, adjust the
table brackets underneath the saw.
REARBRACKETSCREW
BLADEGUARDIS NOTSHOWNFORCLARITY
•
FRAMINGSQUARE
FRONT
REAR
BRACKET
SCREW
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MITERGAGEGROOVE
FRONTTABLE
BRACKET
Fig. 47
Fig. 49
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•
If the blade is not parallel, adjust the front table
bracket. Tilt the blade to 45" with the bevel lock
handle and bevel handwheel.
•
From the backof the saw, loosen bolts holding the
front table bracket, as well as the rear table
bracket.
•
Reposition the blade to 90" with the bevel handwheel and bevel lock handle.
•
Lower the blade and move the brackets as needed.
Retighten all bracket screws.
•
Raise the blade and recheck. Repeat until the
blade is parallel to the miter gage groove.
•
Place the throat plate in the opening and push it
toward the rear of saw base to engage the spring
clip. (The keyslot in the throat plate will drop over
the front screw.)
•
BEVELLOCK
HANDLE
(NOTSHOWN)
HEIGHT
HANDWHEEL
SCALE
Fig. 50
Tighten the screw. Do not allow the throat plate to
bow up above the table surface.
SETTING
THE BEVEL
STOPS
Wait to loosen any screws for the adjustments until
you have checked with a square and made test cuts
to be sure adjustments are necessary. Once the
screws are loosened, these items must be reset.
•
WARNING:
Make sure the switch is off, the
switch key is removed, and the plug is not in the
outlet. Omitting these steps could allow
accidental starting, resulting in serious injury.
Turn the bevel handwheel clockwise once, then
back counterclockwise to square blade with table.
•
Tighten the 90" stop screw and recheck that the
blade is square in a 90" position. If not, repeat.
When blade is square, check scale indicator. If it is
not at zero, reset scale indicator as before.
Check that the scale indicator is at 45 °.
If not, loosen the scale indicator with a screwdriver,
adjust it within the slot and retighten the screw.
Raise the blade all the way up by turning the height
handwheel. Lift the blade guard.
Loosen the bevel lock handle and turn the bevel
4 mm HEXKEY
handwheel clockwise to tilt the blade. See Figure
50. Reverse it and turn the handwheel counterclockwise until it stops.
•
•
Check the 45 ° setting. Tilt the blade with the bevel
handwheel as far as it will go left. Place the square
against the blade (be sure the square is not against
one of the saw teeth). If the blade is not at 45 °,
unscrew the 45" stop screw (right of blade), turn the
handwheel until the blade is correct, and tighten the
screw. Recheck and repeat if necessary.
The bevel scale should show 0" when the blade is set
at 90" and 45" when blade is at a 45" tilt.
•
If the blade angle is wrong, adjust the 90" stop
screw (left of the blade, looking from the front). See
Figure 51. Start by turning the 90" stop screw three
or four times with a 4 mm hex key.
AND INDICATOR
See Figures 50 and51.
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•
90"STOPSCREW
45° STOPSCREW
Check the blade angle with a combination square.
Don't let the square touch a blade tooth. The blade
should be at 90" and the scale indicator at 0".
Note: The scale indicator is the plastic plate on the
scale at the front of the cabinet.
•
If the scale indicator does not point to O', loosen the
scale indicator with a screwdriver, adjust it within
the slot and retighten the screw.
Fig. 51
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ADJUSTINGTHEMITERGAGE
See
Figure
QUICKRELEASE
QUICK RELEASE
STOP
521
The miter gage is used in making cross cuts in the
workpiece. To use the miter gage at an angle other
than 0", loosen both lock knobs and pull out the stop
pin. Move the miter gage rod to the desired angle.
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•
DOWNCLAMP
LOCK KNOBS
WARNING:
Make sure the switch is off, the
switch key is removed and the plug is not in the
outlet. Omission of these steps could allow
accidental starting, resulting in serious injury.
MITERGAGE
KNOB
To check for alignment, set the miter gage at 0 ° and
plus or minus 45" by pulling the miter gage stop
pin. Adjust the stop screws, if needed.
MITERGAGEROD
Note: The miter gage provides close accuracy in
angled cuts. For very close tolerances, test cuts
are recommended.
•
Loosen the lock nut of the 0° stop screw at the stop
pin with an 8 mm wrench.
•
Place a 90 ° square against the miter gage rod and
the miter gage base.
•
If the rod is not square, loosen both lock knobs on
the top of the miter gage, adjust the rod, and
tighten the lock knobs.
•
Adjust the 0 ° stop screw until it rests against the
stop pin. Adjust the plus and minus 45" stop screws
using a 45" triangle and the steps above.
•
Push the quick release to quickly move the hold
down clamp onto the wood you are about to cut. To
prevent the use of the quick release roll the quick
release stop around to the top of the quick release.
This prevents the hold down clamp from dropping
on your workpiece:
REMOVING
/ REPLACING
THE THROAT
MITERGAGEBASE
STOP PIN
LOCKNUT
45° STOPSCREW
•
Check that the throat plate is even with the table
top. If not, adjust the four comer setscrews with a
2 mm hex key. See the procedure in the Assembly
section.
•
Tighten the throat plate screw. Do not allow the
throat plate to bow up above the table surface.
THROATPLATE
KEYSLOT
PLATE
/
/
TABLETOP
WARNING:
Make sure the switch is off, the
switch key is removed, and the plug is out of the
outlet. Accidental starting could cause serious
injury.
•
Loosen the screw in the throat plate with a phillips
screwdriver and lift the front end. Pull it out toward
the front of the saw.
•
To re-install the throat plate, place it in the opening.
Push it toward the rear of the saw base to engage
the spring clip.
SCREW
Note: The keyslot in the throat plate will drop over the
Fig. 53
screw.
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SPRINGCLIP
SETSCREW(4)
See Figure 531
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Fig. 52
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BASIC
OPERATION
OF THE TABLE
SAW
A table saw can be used for straight-line cutting
operations such as cross cutting, ripping, mitering,
beveling, compound cutting, and resawing. It can
make dado or molding cuts with optional accessories.
The three-prong plug must be plugged into a matching outlet that is properly installed and grounded
according to all local codes and ordinances. Improper
connection of the equipment can result in electric
shock. Check with an electrician or service personnel
if you are unsure about proper grounding. Do not
modify the plug; if it will not fit the outlet, have the
correct outlet installed by a qualified electrician. Refer
to the Electrical page of this manual.
Sawing into knots or nails in the workpiece
•
Twisting the wood while making a cut
•
Failing to support work
•
Forcing a cut
•
Cutting warped or wet lumber
•
Using the wrong blade for the type of cut
•
Not following correct operating procedures
•
Misusing the saw
•
Failing to use the anti-kickback pawls
•
Cutting with a dull, gummed-up, or improperly set
blade
AVOIDING
•
•
Do not cut wet or warped lumber.
•
Always hold your workpiece firmly with both hands
or with pushsticks. Keep your body in a balanced
position to be ready to resist kickback should it
occur. Never stand directly in line with the blade.
•
Use the right type of blade for the cut being made.
AIDS
A pushblock has a handle fastened by recessed
screws from the underside. Use it on non-through
cuts.
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Kickback can be caused by any action that pinches
the blade in the wood, such as the following:
Making a cut with incorrect blade depth
When making a cut, use steady, even pressure.
Never force cuts.
Pushsticks are devices used for safely pushing a
workpiece through the blade instead of using your
hands. They can be made in various sizes and
shapes from scrap wood to use in a specific project.
The stick must be narrower than the workpiece, with a
90" notch in one end and shaping for a grip on the
other end.
Kickback can occur when the blade stalls or binds,
kicking the workpiece back toward you with great
force and speed. If your hands are near the sawblade,
they may be jerked loose from the workpiece and may
contact the blade. Obviously, kickback can cause
serious injury, and it is well wo_'th using precautions to
avoid the risks.
•
•
See Figure 54.
OF KICKBACK
•
To avoid pinching the blade, support the work
properly before beginning a cut.
CUTI'ING
Note: This table saw is designed to cut wood and
wood composition products only.
CAUSES
•
CAUTION: Be sure the screw is recessed to
avoid damaging the saw or workpiece.
PUSHSTICKS
KICKBACK
Always use the correct blade depth setting. The top
of the blade teeth should clear the workpiece by 1/8
in. to 1/4 in.
•
Inspect the work for knots or nails before beginning
a cut. Knock out any loose knots with a hammer.
Never saw into a loose knot or nail.
•
Always use the rip fence when rip cutting and the
miter gage when cross cutting, This helps prevent
twisting the wood in the cut.
•
Always use clean, sharp, and properly-set blades.
Never make cuts with dull blades.
PUSHBL0CKS
Fig. 54
A featherboard is a device used to help control the
workpiece by guiding it securely against the table or
fence. Featherboards are especially useful when
ripping small workpieces and for completing nonthrough cuts.The end is angled, with a number of
short kerfs to give a friction hold on the workpiece.
Lock it in place on the table with a C-clamp. Test that
it could resist kickback.
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WARNING:
Place the featherboard against the
uncut portion of the workpiece, to avoid kickback.
CRRFTSMRN'TABLE SAW315.228510
RESETTING
PROTECTOR
THE THERMAL
OVERLOAD
CAUSES
Overload and overheating result from a number of
sources. Always check the connections, the load and
the supply circuit if motor performance is not satisfactory. Check wire sizes and length in the chart below.
Refer to the Electrical page and check your work area
for problem conditions such as the following:
See Figure 55.
Your table saw is equipped with an overload protector
to shut off the saw when a power circuit limit is
reached and the motor temperature begins to rise.
Otherwise, overheating can occur and cause poor
performance, machine damage or fire. Be prepared to
deal with overload should it occur, first in the immediate situation and then in locating the cause.
If the motor overheats, the overload protector shuts
down the power. Use the steps listed below to restart.
•
_,
•
OF OVERLOAD
Turn the switch off to eliminate any possibility of
the blade restarting when the motor has cooled.
Remove any objects, including the workpiece, from
contact with the blade to prevent binding when you
do restart operation.
WARNING:
If the overload protector shuts off,
immediately turn the saw switch off and remove
anything contacting the blade to prevent the risk
of injury. When the motor cools off, it could
unexpectedly restart the blade, throwing an
object or cutting your hand if you are touching
the blade.
•
Loose or incorrect connections (see Connecting
the Motor and Changing the Motor Voltage in the
Assembly section)
•
Wrong type of plug (use only 3-prong grounding
type) or receptacle (matching receptacle for 3prong plug)
•
Reduced input voltage (too small a wire or too
many items on the circuit)
•
Extension cord is too long or wrong type (use only
outdoor extension cords sized by the chart.)
•
Using a dull blade or forcing a cutting operation.
,_
WARNING:
Use the correct cord and plug to
prevent overload and motor burnout.
Allow time for the motor to cool. You may have to
let the motor cool for as long as it had run before
the protector shut it down.
m While the motor is cooling, refer to the section
below to try to determine the reason for overload.
Correct the problem before resuming operation.
•
Press hard on the red button on the end of the
motor (opposite end from the pulley). If the motor
has cooled enough, you will hear a click. If you do
not hear a click, let the motor cool longer.
i
When you hear the click, the motor has been reset
and you can continue your project.
EXTENSION CORD
LENGTH
AWG WIRE SIZE FOR
110-120V
220-240V
MOTORRESETBUTTON
0-25 tt
14
18
26-50 ft.
12
18
Fig. 55
Note: This motor should be blown out or vacuumed
frequently to prevent saw dust build-up which
could interfere with motor cooling.
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38
TYPES
OF CUTS
Q
See Figure 56.
There are six basic cuts: 1) the cross cut, 2) the rip
cut, 3) the miter cut, 4) the bevel cross cut, 5) the
bevel rip cut, and 6) the compound (bevel) miter cut.
All other cuts are combinations of these basic operations. Operating procedures for making each kind of
cut are given later in this section.
_i,
CROSSCUT
®
WARNING:
Always make sure the blade guard
and anti-kickback pawls are in place and working
properly when making these cuts to avoid
possible injury.
RIPCUT
®
Cross cuts are straight 90 ° cuts made across the grain
of the workpiece. The wood is fed into the cut at a 90"
angle to the blade, and the blade is vertical.
MITERCUT
Rip cuts are made with the grain of the wood. To
avoid kickback while making a rip cut, make sure one
side of the wood rides firmly against the rip fence.
®
The rip fence features a micro-adjust knob, which
allows for precise adjustments of the rip fence and
fine tolerances in the woodwork.
BEVELCROSSCUT
Miter cuts are made with the wood at any angle to the
blade other than 90". The blade is vertical Miter cuts
®
tend to "creep" away from the miter fence during
cutting. This can be controlled by holding the
workpiece securely against the miter fence.
,_
BEVELRIP CUT
WARNING:
Always use a push stick with small
pieces of wood, and also to finish the cut when
ripping a long narrow piece of wood, to prevent
your hands from getting close to the blade.
®
Bevel cuts are made with an angled blade. Bevel
cross cuts are across the wood grain, and bevel rip
cuts are with the grain. The rip fence must always be
on the right side of the blade for bevel rip cuts.
COMPOUND(BEVEL)MITERCUT
Fig. 56
Compound (or bevel) miter cuts are made with an
angled blade on wood that is angled to the blade. Be
thoroughly familiar with making straight cross cuts, rip
cuts, bevel cuts, and miter cuts before trying a compound miter cut.
,_
WARNING:
All blades and cutting accessories
must be rated for at least 5,000 rpm to prevent
possible injury.
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MAKING
A CROSS
CUT
See Figures 57, 58, 59, and 60.
_i,
WARNING:
Make sure the blade guard is
lowered over the blade and is working properly to
prevent possible injury.
It is recommended that you make test cuts on scrap
wood. Stand at the front of the saw and push the
wood with the miter gage.
•
Set blade to the right depth for workpiece by
turning height handwheel.
•
Set the miter gage to 0 °. See Figure 57. Make sure
miter gage knob is securely tightened.
•
Place a support the same height as top of saw
table behind the saw for cut work.
•
The miter gage may be used in either of the two
grooves in the table. When using left groove, hold
workpiece firmly against the miter gage base with
your left hand and grip the knob with your right
hand. When using right groove, hold workpiece
firmly against the miter gage base with your right
hand and grip the knob with your left hand. See
Figure 57.
INSERTSWITCHKEY
Fig. 58
Fig. 59
SWITCHOFF
Fig. 60
CROSSCUT
WHENMITERGAGEIS ON
LEFTSIDE OF BLADE
PLACERIGHTHANDON
MITERGAGEKNOBHERE
PLACELEFTHANDON
WORKPIECEANDMITER
GAGEHERE
Fig. 57
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TABLESAW315.228510
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• Checkthat the wood is not touching
the blade.
Insert switch key and lift switch to ON position. See
Figures 58 and 59.
•
,_
Let blade obtain full speed before feeding
workpiece into the blade with the miter gage.
WARNING:
Make sure the blade guard is
lowered over the blade and is working properly to
prevent possible injury.
•
Remove miter gage and attach rip fence over roils.
•
Hold work firmly against miter gage and push miter
gage to feed work into the blade.
•
Place a support the same height as top of saw
table behind the saw for cut work.
•
When work is completed, press switch off and
remove switch key. See Figure 60.
•
Position rip fence the correct distance from blade
for cut.
•
For small pieces of wood, use a pushstick to move
wood into and past blade.
•
Make sure wood is not touching blade. Insert
switch key and lift switch to ON position. Let blade
obtain full speed before feeding workpiece into the
blade.
•
When work is completed, press switch off and
remove switch key.
MAKING
A RIP CUT
See Figure 61.
Making a test cut on scrap wood is highly recommended. From the front of the saw, position the wood
against the rip fence and push it to the blade with a
pushstick. Be sure the end of the wood is square.
_1= WARNING:
NEVER stand directly in the line of
n
cut. Stand to the side to reduce dsk of injury.
n
WARNING:
NEVER push a small piece of wood
into the blade with your hand.
RIP CUT
SCALE
BLADE
RIP FENCE
Fig. 61
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MAKING
A MITER
CUT
•
Hold work firmly against the miter gage and push to
feed work into the blade.
•
When work is completed, press switch off and
remove switch key.
See Figure 62.
WARNING:
Make sure the blade guard is
lowered over the blade and is working properly to
prevent possible injury.
MAKING
A BEVEL
CROSS CUT
See Figures 63 and 64.
Make a test cut on scrap wood. From the front of the
saw, push the wood to the blade with the miter gage.
,_
The miter gage may be used in either of the grooves.
When using the left groove, hold the workpiece firmly
against the miter gage base with your left hand and
grip the miter gage knob with your right hand. When
using the right groove, hold the work piece with your
right hand and the miter gage knob with your left
hand.
WARNING: Make sure the blade guard is
lowered and is working properly to prevent
possible injury.
Make a test cut on scrap wood. From the front of the
saw, push the wood to the blade with the miter gage.
When using the miter gage in the left groove, hold the
workpiece firmly against the miter gage base with
your left hand and grip the miter gage knob with your
right hand. When using the right groove, hold the work
piece with your right hand.
•
Check that the blade is at the correct height for the
workpiece. To change the blade height, turn the
height handwheel.
•
If blade is not at 90" to the table, loosen bevel lock
handle and turn bevel handwheel. Reset bevel lock
handle.
BLADE
•
To set the wood angle, loosen miter gage knob, set
ANGLED
BEVELCROSSCUT
retighten miter gage knob.
•
•
Place a support the same height as top of saw
table
behind
for cut°n
work.
the angle
withthe
thesaw
indicat°r
the miter gage' then ____MIT_
Make sure wood is not touching the blade
before turning on the saw. Insert switch key and lift
switch
ON position.
Letmiter
the blade
speed to
before
moving the
gage obtain
to feed full
the
[_=
workpieCesTRAIGHTBLADE
into_",_L._the
blade.MiTER
CUT MITERANGLEDGAGE
_
R
_-_
_------1_)_
" GAGE
I._..... --_
?_"__
STRAIGHT
_LLOCK
Fig. 63
BEVEL
HANDWHEEL
HEIGHT
HANDWHEEL
rRRFTSMRW
TABLESAW315.228510
Fig. 62
42
•
Raise rip fence handle and remove rip fence.
•
Set blade angle by loosening bevel lock handle
and turning bevel handwheel until scale on the
cabinet front reads zero. Retighten bevel lock
handle.
•
Set miter gage to O" if needed. Loosen miter gage
knob and use indicator on the miter gage. Retighten miter gage knob.
•
Place a support the same height as top of saw
table behind the saw for cut work.
•
Make sure wood is clear of blade before turning on
saw. Insert switch key and lift switch to ON position. Let blade obtain full speed before feeding
wood into blade with miter gage.
•
Hold the work firmly against the miter gage and
push the miter gage to feed the work into the blade.
•
When work is completed, press the switch off and
removethe key.
•
,_
Set blade angle by loosening bevel lock handle
and turning bevel handwheel. Retighten blade lock
handle.
WARNING: When making a bevel rip cut, the
rip fence must be on the right side of the blade.
Otherwise the fence could trap the workpiece,
possibly causing kickback and resulting in injury.
•
Attach rip fence on the right side of the blade at
correct distance from blade for cut. Use fine adjustment knob on front rail.
•
Place a support the same height as the top of saw
table behind the saw for the cut work.
VIEWEDFROMTHE FRONT,BELOWTHE SAWTABLE
_h,
HEIGHT
HANDWHEEL
BEVELLOCK
HANDLE
•
_i,
•
A BEVEL
WARNING:
NEVER push a small piece of wood
into the blade with your hand. Use a pushstick as
the end of the workpiece nears the blade to
avoid serious personal injury.
When work is completed, press switch off and
remove switch key.
BLADE
RIP CUT
RIP FENCEON
RIGHTOF BLADE
ANGLED _:>_
See Figures 64 and 65.
Try this cut on a piece of scrap wood before cutting
your workpiece, Usa a pushstick to move small pieces
of wood into and past the blade.
_I,
Make sure wood is clear of the blade before turning
on saw. Insert switch key and lift switch to ON
position. Let blade obtain full speed before feeding
workpiece into the blade.
BEVELRIP CUT
Fig. 64
MAKING
WARNING:
NEVER stand directly in the line of
cut. Stand to the side to reduce the risk of injury
should kickback occur.
SCALE
%
WARNING:
Make sure the blade guard is
lowered and is working properly to prevent
possible injury.
FINE
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
Fig. 65
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MAKING A COMPOUND
See Figure 66.
(BEVEL) MITER CUT
n Set blade angle and height by loosening the bevel
lock handle and turning the height and bevel
handwheels. Retighten bevel lock handle.
Practice on scrap wood, From the front of the saw,
push the wood to the blade with the miter gage, Do
not use the rip fence.
,_
•
Set wood angle by loosening miter gage knob and
setting it to desired angle.
•
Retighten miter gage knob,
WARNING:
Make sure the blade guard is
lowered over the blade and is working properly to
prevent possible injury.
•
Place a support the same height as top of saw
table behind the saw for cut work.
WARNING:
When the blade is angled to the
left, the miter gage must be on the right side of
the blade. Otherwise the gage could trap the
workpiece, possibly causing kickback and
resulting in injury.
•
Insert switch key and lift switch to ON position, Let
blade obtain full speed.
•
Hold work firmly against miter gage with both
hands and push miter gage to feed work into blade.
•
When work is completed, press switch off and
remove switch key.
III Make sure wood is not touching the blade.
COMPOUND(BEVEL)MITERCUT
PLACERIGHTHAND
ONWORKPIECEAND
MITERGAGEHERE
WHENMITERGAGEIS
ON RIGHTSIDEOF BLADE
PLACELEFTHANDON
MITERGAGEKNOBHERE
Fig. 66
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MAKING A LARGE PANEL CUT
See Figure67,
•
Make sure the saw is properly secured to a work
surface to avoid tipping from the weight of a large
panel.
_1,
•
Depending on the shape of panel, use rip fence or
miter gage. If panel is too large to use either rip
fence or miter gage, it is toe large for this saw.
WARNING:
Never make freehand cuts (cuts
without the miter gage or rip fence), which can
result in serious injury,
WARNING:
Make sure the blade guard is
lowered over the blade and is working properly to
prevent possible injury.
Place a support the same height as top of saw
table behind the saw for cut work. Add supports to
the sides as needed,
•
Make sure wood does not touch blade before you
turn on saw. Let blade obtain full speed before
feeding wood into blade.
•
When work is completed, press switch off and
remove switch key.
LARGEPANELCUT
RIP FENCE
BEVEL
HANDWHEEL
SUPPORTS
HEIGHTHANDWHEEL
Fig. 67
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CRBFTINAN'
TABLESAW315.228510
MAKING
A NON-THROUGH
CUT
MAKING
A DADO CUT
See Figure 68.
See Figure 69.
This is the only type of cut made without the blade
guard.
An optional dado throat plate is required for this
procedure. See the Accessories section of this
manual and check with your nearest Sears Retail
Store, All blades and dado sets must be rated at least
5,000 RPM.
_i,
WARNING:
Unplug saw while removing or
replacing the blade guard to prevent accidental
starting and injury.
_1,
WARNING:
Never put your hands within 3 in. of
the blade when it is on or you could be seriously
hurt.
,_
WARNING:
Unplug saw before working around
the blade. Accidental starting could cause
serious injury.
•
Take out throat plate by removing the screw.
•
Lift the blade guard out of the way.
•
•
Adjust blade angle and height by releasing bevel
lock handle and turning height and bevel
handwheels. Reset bevel lock handle.
Remove riving knife and blade guard assembly.
Remove the blade.
•
Mount dado blade according to instructions provided with it.
•
Test blade nut and blade washer tightness.
•
Install optional dado throat plate.
•
Plug in saw and follow dado instructions. Always
use pushsticks with dado cuts.
Make sure wood does not touch the blade before
•
•
Remove riving knife and guard assembly as
shown. Take out throat plate by removing the
screw with a phillips screwdriver. Be sure to
reinstall throat plate before moving to the next
step.
Place a support the same height as top of saw
table behind the saw for cut work. Add supports to
the sides as needed.
_b,
•
•
WARNING:
Always use pushsticks or
pushb!ocks when making non-through cuts to
avoid the risk of serious injury, Never feed wood
with your hands.
Make sure wood is not touching blade. Insert
switch key and lift switch to ON position. Let the
blade obtain full speed before feeding workpiece
into blade.
•
you turn on saw. Let blade obtain full speed before
feeding wood into the blade.
•
When work is completed, press switch off and
remove switch key.
•
Unplug saw and reverse first five steps.
DADOCUT
PUSHSTICK
BLADEGUAR_
REMOVED
When the work is completed, reinstall the riving
knife and the blade guard. Press the switch off and
remove the key.
NON-THROUGHCUT
Fig. 69
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
MOTOR
•
._
_I,
WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical
Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other
part may create a hazard or cause product
damage.
Remove sawdust from the rails, top surface, and
inside of saw frequently.
•
Clean plastic parts with a soft damp cloth. Do not
use any strong solvents.
Frequently vacuum or blow out any sawdust from
the motor.
_IL
WARNING:
If the power cord is worn, cut, or
damaged in any way, have it replaced immediately by a qualified service technician at a Sears
store or repair center. Failure to do so could
result in serious personal injury.
_1,
WARNING:
To avoid fire or electrocution,
reassemble electric parts with only identical
Craftsman replacement parts. Reassemble
exactly as originally assembled.
WARNING:
To prevent accidental starting that
could cause possible serious personal injury,
turn off the saw, remove the switch key, and
unplug the saw before working on the table saw,
•
/ ELECTRICAL
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids,
gasoline, petroleum-based products, penetrating
oils, etc. contact plastic parts. They contain
chemicals that can damage, weaken or destroy
plastic.
•
Periodically clean the table, rails, and rip fence with
gum and pitch remover. Do not allow pitch to
accumulate on the saw.
•
Apply a thin coat of paste wax to the table top so
the wood slides easily while cutting.
•
Regularly check all nuts, bolts, screws, and belts
for tightness and condition. Make sure the throat
plate is in good condition.
This saw has been lubricated at the factory prior to
shipment. After extended use, you should inspect,
clean, and lubricate the areas shown in the drawing.
Clean before lubricating with a solvent recommended
for gum and pitch removal. Lubricate with SAE no. 20
or no. 30 engine oil.
See Figure 70.
•
Table brackets. (a)
•
Bevel handwheel rod threads and knuckle. (b)
•
Height handwheel threads and trunnion. (c)
FRONTOF SAW
a
47
.
Fig. 70
rRRFTSNRN"TABLESAW315.228510
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Saw does not start.
1. Motor cord or wall cord is not
plugged in.
1. Plug in motor cord or wall cord.
2. Circuit fuse is blown.
2. Replace circuit fuse.
3. Circuit breaker is tripped.
3. Reset circuit breaker.
4. Cord or switch is damaged.
4. Have the cord or switch replaced at your nearest Sears
Service Center.
Saw is noisy when running.
1. Motor needs attention.
1. Have the motor checked at
your nearest Sears Service
Center.
Motor is slow or weak.
1. Voltage from source is low.
1. Request a voltage check from
the power company.
2. Windings are burned out or
open.
2. Have the motor checked at
your nearest Sears Service
Center.
3. Start switch is defective.
3. Have the switch replaced.
4. Circuit is overloaded with
4. Do not use other appliances or
motors on the same circuit
when using the saw.
appliances,
motors.
Motor overheats.
Motor stalls, blows fuses, or trips
circuit breakers.
rRAFTSMAH" TABLE SAW315.228510
lights, or other
5. May be wired for 240 volts
instead of 120 volts.
5. Check wiring of the saw with
info and diagrams in Changing
the motor voltage in the
Assembly Section.
1. Motoris ovedoaded.
1, Request a voltage check from
the power company.
2. Dull blade.
2. Replace the blade.
3. Sawdust inside saw is blocking
air flow.
3. Clean out the saw base.
1. Starter switch is defective.
1. Have the switch replaced.
2. Voltage from source is low.
2. Request a voltage check from
the power company.
3. Dull blade.
3. Replace the blade.
4. Fuses or circuit breakers are
wrong size or defective.
4. Replace fuses or circuit
breakers.
5. Feeding workpiece too rapidly.
5. Feed workpiece into blade
slower.
48
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Fuses or circuit breakers open
frequently.
1. Motor is overloaded.
1. Feed work more slowly.
2. Fuses or circuit breakers are
wrong size or defective.
2. Replace fuses or circuit breakers.
3. Dull blade.
3. Replace the blade.
4. Start switch is defective.
4. Have the switch replaced.
1. Blade is warped.
1. Replace the blade.
2. Belt is damaged.
2. Replace the belt.
3. Saw is not mounted securely.
3. Tighten all hardware,
4. Work surface is uneven.
4. Reposition on a flat surface. Adjust the leveling feet on legs.
1, Switch contacts are burned out.
1. Have the switch replaced and request a voltage check from the
power company.
2. Capacitor is defective
2. Have the capacitor replaced.
3. Connections are loose or damaged.
3. Have the wiring checked and repaired.
Handwheels are hard to turn.
1. Sawdust has collected on the
mechanism inside saw.
1. Clean and lubricate the mechanism.
Blade does not lower when turning
height handwheel,
1. Blade lock handle is not fully
released,
1. Fully release
handle.
Mitergagedoesnotmovesmoothly.
1. Miter gage assembly is dirty or
sticky,
1. Releasethe mitergageknoband
wax the miter gage base and
sides.
Cut binds, burns or stalls motor when
ripping.
1. Blade or teeth are dull.
1. Sharpen or replace the blade.
2. Blade is heeling.
2. See Heeling the Sawblade in the
Adjustments section.
3. Board is warped.
3. Replace the board.
4. Ripfencedoesnotparallelblade.
4. SeeAligningtheRipFenceinths
Assembly section.
1, Indicators are not propedy adjusted.
1, See Setting the Bevel Stops and
Indicator in the Adjustments section.
2. See Setting the Bevel Stops and
Indicator in the Adjustments section.
Saw vibrates excessively.
Start switch does not operate.
Saw blade does not cut true at 90" or
45" positions.
2. Positive stops inside base are
not accurate.
49
the blade
lock
CRRFTSHRN" TABLESAW 315.228510
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PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Rip fence does not move smoothly.
I. Rip fence is not mounted correctly.
1. Remove and reposition the rip
fence. See Aligning Rip Fence
and Front Rail in the Assembly
section,
2. Rails are dirty or sticky.
2. Clean and wax the rails.
1. Rip fence is misaligned.
1. See the Assembly section for
Checking Rip Fence and Blade
Alignment and Aligning Rip
Fence and Front Rail
I
Wood edges away from rip fence
when ripping.
procedures.
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number
in all
correspondence
regarding
yourattached
TABLE SAW
when ordering
parts.
The model
number
will be found
on a plate
to theorcabinet.
Always repair
mention
the model
19
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18
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FIGUREA
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CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW - MODEL NO. 315.228510
The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the modet
number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts.
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PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE A
KEY
NO.
1
2
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
980673-001
Knob Assembly ..............................................................................
2
* Washer (1/4 in.) .............................................................................
2
**STD551025
QUAN.
3
979945-001
* Screw (#8-32 x 1/2 in.) ..................................................................
2
4
980679-001
Spring ............................................................................................
1
5
980677-001
Clamp Housing ..............................................................................
1
6
980672-001
Miter Gage Knob ...........................................................................
1
7
** STD551031
* Washer (5/16 in.) ...........................................................................
1
8
979982-001
9
Miter Gage .....................................................................................
1
** STD511003
* Screw (#10-24 x 3/6 in,) ................................................................
3
10
979976-001
Miter Scale indicator ......................................................................
1
11
979979-001
Miter Gage Block ...........................................................................
1
12
979980-001
Stop Pin .........................................................................................
1
13
979984-001
Shoulder Screw .............................................................................
1
14
979981-001
Miter Gage Rod ............................................................................
1
15
**STD510807
* Screw (#8-32 x 5/8 in.) ..................................................................
3
16
**STD541008
* Hex Nut (#8-32) .............................................................................
3
17
980675-001
Spacer ...........................................................................................
1
18
980680-001
Clamp Screw .................................................................................
1
19
980678-001
Lock Tab ........................................................................................
1
20
980674-001
Quick Release Button ....................................................................
1
21
980676-001
Knob ..............................................................................................
1
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PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE B
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
979999-001
Leveling Foot .....................................................................................................................................................
2
** STD541031
* Hex Nut (5/16-18) ...........................................................................................................................................
36
3
** STD551031
* Washer (5/16 in.) .............................................................................................................................................
40
4
979995-001
Leg ....................................................................................................................................................................
4
5
979994-001
* Carriage Bolt (5/16-18 x 3/4 in.) ......................................................................................................................
6
979993-001
End Brace .........................................................................................................................................................
2
7
979997-001
Side Brace .........................................................................................................................................................
2
8
979888-001
* Bolt (5/16-18 x 1/2 in. Hex Hd.') ........................................................................................................................
4
9
979996-001
Short Leg Brace ................................................................................................................................................
2
10
979998-001
Long Leg Brace .................................................................................................................................................
2
11
980316-001
Logo Plate .........................................................................................................................................................
1
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4
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KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
1
21
980595-001
Pin
* Screw (5/32-32 x 1/2 in.) ........................... 4
22
979965-001
Rip Fence Handle ....................................
1
** STD541425
* Lock Nut (1/4-20) ......................................
1
23
980688-001
Roll Pin (8 x 60 mm) ................................
2
4
979970-001
Lock Plate .................................................
1
24
979967-001
* Screw (1/4-20 x 3/4 in. Socket Hd.) ......... 4
5
979969-001
Lock Spring ...............................................
1
25
980322-001
Warning Label ..........................................
1
6
979968-001
Fence Lock Rod ........................................
1
26
980953-001
Fence Adjustment Knob ...........................
1
7
979972-001
Rear Fence Slide ......................................
1
27
980952-001
Spring .......................................................
1
8
980686-001
Mounting Bracket ......................................
4
28
980951-001
Bushing ....................................................
1
9
980687-001
Separator Channel ....................................
1
29
** STD512505
* Screw (1/4-20 x 1/2 in ..............................
2
10
** STD541031
12
30
980949-001
Fence Adjusting Bracket ..........................
1
1
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
980681-00t
Fence End Cap .........................................
2
979945-001
3
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* Hex Nut (5/16-18) ...................................
DESCRIPTION
QUAN.
............................................................
1
11
** STD523107
* Screw (5/16-18 x 3/4 in.) ........................... 8
31
980948-001
Push Nut ..................................................
12
979879-001
* Screw (5/16-18 x 1 in. Square Hal.) .......... 4
32
980684-001
Gear .........................................................
1
13
** STD551008
* Washer (5/32 in.) ......................................
33
980945-001
* Screw (3/16-24 x 1/2 in.) ..........................
1
2
4
1
14
979961-001
Scale Indicator ..........................................
1
34
980966-001
Rear Glide ................................................
15
979962-001
Fence Plate ...............................................
1
35
980598-001
* Screw (5/32-32 x 3/8 in.) ..........................
1
36
980965-001
Front Glide ...............................................
979881-001
* Screw (5/16-18 x 1/2 in. Socket Hd.) ........ 4
37
980685-001
Scale Indicator Housing ...........................
1
979964-001
Fence Handle Bracket ..............................
38
980682-001
Rip Fence .................................................
1
980319-001
Fence Label .............................................
1
16
980683-001
17
18
Rip Fence Cover .......................................
1
19
980964-001
Cam Sleeve ...............................................
1
20
980596-001
Retaining Ring ..........................................
2
**
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PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE D
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
979935-001
Push Nut ...........................................................................................................................................................
4
2
979940-001
Anti-Kickback Pawl ...........................................................................................................................................
2
3
979944-001
Spacer ...............................................................................................................................................................
2
4
** STD551025
Washer (1/4 in.) .................................................................................................................................................
3
5
979942-001
Bolt (1/4-20 x 3/8 in. Socket Head) ...................................................................................................................
3
6
979941-001
Riving Knife .......................................................................................................................................................
1
7
979937-001
Blade Guard Bracket .........................................................................................................................................
1
8
979939-001
Spring ................................................................................................................................................................
1
9
979938-001
Pin .....................................................................................................................................................................
1
10
979934-001
Blade Guard ......................................................................................................................................................
1
11
979936-001
Pin .....................................................................................................................................................................
1
12
980955-001
Rol! Pin ..............................................................................................................................................................
1
13
980400-001
Warning Label ...................................................................................................................................................
1
14
980324-001
Blade Guard Label ............................................................................................................................................
1
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PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE E
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KEY
NO,
PART
NUMBER
1
979945-001
* Screw (5/32-32 x 1/2 in.) ....................................................................................................................................
3
2
** STD512503
* Screw (1/4-20 x 318 in.) ......................................................................................................................................
2
3
980652-001
Switch Plate .......................................................................................................................................................
1
4
980594-001
5
979986-001
Strain Relief ........................................................................................................................................................
2
6
979991-001
Power Cord (Power Source) ..............................................................................................................................
1
7
976863-001
Switch Key .........................................................................................................................................................
1
8
980001-001
Switch (Includes Key #7) ...................................................................................................................................
1
9
979987-001
Switch Housing ..................................................................................................................................................
1
10
** STD511003
* Screw (#10-24 x 5/16 in.) ...................................................................................................................................
2
11
979990-001
* Star Washer (#10) ..............................................................................................................................................
2
12
980321-001
On/Off Label .......................................................................................................................................................
1
DESCRIPTION
* Square Nut (114-20) ...........................................................................................................................................
**
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PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE F
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
979933-001
Outer Belt Guard ...............................................................................................................................................
1
2
** STD541010
* Hex Nut (#10) ....................................................................................................................................................
4
3
** STD551010
* Flat Washer (#10)
4
4
979932-001
Inner Belt Guard ................................................................................................................................................
1
5
979900-001
Pulley ................................................................................................................................................................
1
6
** STD502502
* Setscrew (1/4-20 x 1/4 in.) ................................................................................................................................
2
7
980962-001
Motor .................................................................................................................................................................
1
8
980960-001
Power Cord (Motor) ..........................................................................................................................................
1
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PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE G
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
979992-001
Base ...................................................................................................................................................................
1
2
** STD523105
* Bolt (5/16-18 x 112 in. Hex Hd.) .........................................................................................................................
3
3
980588-001
* Star Washer (5/16 in.) ........................................................................................................................................
3
4
977227-001
Handwheel Assembly (Includes Key Nos. 5, 6, and 7) ......................................................................................
2
5
977229-001
Handle ................................................................................................................................................................
2
6
977491-001
Screw (M8 x 1-1/4 in.) ........................................................................................................................................
2
7
977481-001
End Cap .............................................................................................................................................................
2
8
980602-001
* Screw (3/16-24 x 1/2 in.) ....................................................................................................................................
2
9
** STD551010
* Washer (#10) .....................................................................................................................................................
2
10
980320-001
Bevel Scale Label ..............................................................................................................................................
1
11
980327-001
Data Plate ..........................................................................................................................................................
1
**
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KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
1
979945-001
* Screw (5132-32 x 1/2 in.) ...................................................................................................................................
6
2
979946-001
End Cap (Left Rear) ..........................................................................................................................................
1
3
980323-001
Label .................................................................................................................................................................
1
4
980691-001
Rear Rail ...........................................................................................................................................................
1
5
979948-001
6
980694-001
End Cap (Right Rear) .......................................................................................................................................
Extension Table .................................................................................................................................................
1
2
7
979955-001
Scale .................................................................................................................................................................
1
8
980695-001
Front Rail (Includes Key No. 7) .........................................................................................................................
1
9
990692-001
End Cap (Right Front) .......................................................................................................................................
1
t0
980693-001
Gear Rack .........................................................................................................................................................
2
11
980950-001
* Screw (1/4-20 x 3/8 in.) .....................................................................................................................................
8
12
980594-001
* Square Nut (1/4-20) ...........................................................................................................................................
8
13
980690-001
End Cap (Left Front) .........................................................................................................................................
1
14
979879-001
* Bolt (5/16-18 x I in. Square Hd.) ....................................................................................................................
12
15
** STD523112
* Bolt (5/16-18 x 1-1/4 in. Hex Hd.) .....................................................................................................................
16
** STD551131
* Washer (5/16 in.) .............................................................................................................................................
28
17
** STD541031
* Hex Nut (5116-18) ...........................................................................................................................................
20
18
979873-001
19
979871-001
20
979872-001
21
DESCRIPTION
QUAN.
8
* Setscrew (3/16-24 x 3116 in.) ............................................................................................................................
Throat Plate .......................................................................................................................................................
4
1
980956-001
* Screw (3116-24 x 3/4 in.) ...................................................................................................................................
Saw Table ..........................................................................................................................................................
1
1
22
979874-001
* Setscrew (5/16-18 x 518 in.) ..............................................................................................................................
2
23
979875-001
Align-A-Cut Insert ..............................................................................................................................................
1
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15
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KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
PART
NUMBER
** STD551t31
** STD523105
979880-001
979883-001
979884-001
979885-001
979886-001
980568-001
979879"001
979896-001
979895-001
979894-001
979893-001
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979891-001
979890-001
980756-001
** STD511003
980759-00 1
980758-001
979889-001
979906-001
979907-001
979912-001
979910-001
979917-001
979915-001
979905-001
979904-001
DESCRIPTION
QUAN.
* Lock Washer (5/16 in,) ............................
* Bolt (5/16-18 x 1/2 in. Hex Hd.) ..............
Riving Knife/Blade Guard Bracket ..........
* Bolt (1/4-20) ............................................
Spring ......................................................
Washer ....................................................
Table Bracket ..........................................
Star Washer ............................................
6
2
1
1
1
1
2
6
* Bolt (5/16-18 x I in. Hex Hd.) ................ 10
Retaining Ring ......................................... 2
Ball Beadng (6202Z) ............................... 2
Key ..........................................................
1
Arbor Shaft ..............................................
1
10 in. Blade (Item No, 9 28874) ..............
Outer Blade Washer ................................
Blade Nut .................................................
Blade Cover ............................................
* Screw (3/16-24 x 3/8 in.) .........................
Flap .........................................................
Push Nuts ................................................
Blade Wrench ..........................................
Shaft ........................................................
Bevel Lock Handle ..................................
1
1
1
1
8
1
4
1
1
1
* Washer (5/32 in.) .....................................
* Screw (5/32-32 x 3/8 in.) .........................
Threaded Red .........................................
Bracket ....................................................
5
5
1
1
Spdng ......................................................
Retaining Ring .........................................
1
1
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KEY
NO.
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
PART
NUMBER
**
**
**
**
979885-001
980946-001
979908-001
979911-001
979914-001
980589-001
979924-001
979923-001
979922-001
979897-001
979898-001
979902-001
979903-001
STD502502
979901-001
979900-001
980593-001
STD523106
979925-001
979926-001
980760-001
979904-001
979927-001
979928-001
979929-001
STD541031
STD551031
980757-001
972000-526
DESCRIPTION
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Washer ....................................................
1
* Washer (#10) ...........................................
Bracket ....................................................
Bevel Scale Indicator ..............................
Knuckle ....................................................
3
1
1
1
Retaining Ring .........................................
Height Adjustment Rod ...........................
Washer ....................................................
Washer ....................................................
1
1
2
1
Cradle (Trunnion) ....................................
Arbor Housing .........................................
Washer ....................................................
Retaining Ring .........................................
* Setscrew (1/4-20 x 1/4 in.) ......................
V-Belt (17-420) ........................................
Pulley .......................................................
Retaining Ring .........................................
* Bolt (5/16-18 x 5/8 in, Hex Hd.) ..............
Motor Support Base ................................
Spring ......................................................
Elbow .......................................................
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
Retaining Ring .........................................
Pivot Shaft ...............................................
Screw ......................................................
Motor Mounting Plate _.,...........................
* Hex Nut (5/16-18) ......... "..........................
* Washer (5/16 in.) .....................................
Dust Bag (Not Shown) ............................
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