Craftsman 315.271020 Owner`s manual

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5-1/2 in. PROFESSIONAL
CORDLESS TRIM SAW
Model No.
315.271020
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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
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Table of Contents ...........................................................................................................................................
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Warranty.and..L_roduction ,.:: ..........................................................................................................................
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Rules Eor._.a_[e_peratio n :: .........................................................................................................................
A. Important Safely Rules For Battery Tools ..............................................................................................
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B. Importari{ Safeiy Instructions For Charger .............................................................................................
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C. Importarit Safely Instructions For Trim Saws .........................................................................................
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Product Specifications
and Unpacking .........................................................................................................
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Accessodes
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Features ......................................................................................................................................................
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Operation ...................................................................................................................................................
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Maintenance .................................................................................................................................................
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Battery Pack Removal and Preparation
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Exploded View and Repair Parts List ......................................................................................................
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Parts Ordering / Service ...............................................................................................................................
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Your
CORDLESS TRIM SAW
If this rRI_F'F._MRN Professional Cordless Trim 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.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE
STORE IN THE UNITED STATES.
BY SIMPLY RETURNING THE TOOL TO THE NEAREST SEARS
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. 817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Your trim 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 trim saw making it easy to
maintain and operate,
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CAUTION:
Carefully read through this entire
owner's manual before using your new trim saw.
Pay close attention to the Rules For Safe
Operation, Warnings and Cautions. If you use
your trim saw properly and only for what it is
intended, you will enjoy years of safe, reliable
service.
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 Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses
with side shields, available at Sears Retail Stores.
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and
the explanations with them, deserve your careful sttention 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.
SYMBOL
MEANING
SAFETY
ALERT
SYMBOL:
Indicates caution or warning. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs.
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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.
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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:
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Advises you of information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to operate this tool
until you have read thoroughly and understand
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DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better
and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
completely all instructions, safety rules, etc.
contained in this manual. Failure to comply can
result in accidents involving fire, electric shock,
or serious personal injury. Save owner's manual
and review frequently for continuing safe
operation, and instructing others who may use
this tool.
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USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force small tool or
attachment to do the job of a heavy duty tool.
Don't use tool for purpose not intended - for
example - A circular saw should never be used
for cutting tree limbs or logs.
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WEAR PROPER APPAREL. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry that can get caught in tool's
moving parts and cause personal injury. Rubber
gloves and nonskid footwear are recommended
when working outdoors. Wear protective hair
covering to contain long hair and keep it from
being drawn into nearby air vents.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read owner's
manual carefully. Learn its applications and
limitations as well as the specific potential
hazards related to this tool.
GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK by
preventing body contact with grounded surfaces.
For example: Pipes, radiators, ranges, refrigerator enclosures.
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KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas
and benches invite accidents.
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AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don't
use power tool in damp or wet locations or
expose to rain. Keep work area well lit.
ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES. Everyday
eyeglasses have only impact-resistant lenses;
they are NOT safety glasses.
PROTECT YOUR LUNGS. Wear a face mask or
dust mask if operation is dusty.
PROTECT YOUR HEARING. Wear hearing
protection during extended periods of operation.
SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold
work. It's safer than using your hand and it frees
both hands to operate tool.
KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. All
visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept a
safe distance from work area. Do not let visitors
contact tool or extension cord.
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STORE IDLE TOOLS.When
DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times. Do not use while standing
on a ladder or unstable support.
not in use tools
should be stored in a dry and high or locked-up
place - out of the reach of children.
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RULES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
(Continued)
making adjustments to it, or when changing
accessories.
MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools
sharp at all times, and clean for best and safest
performance. Follow instructions for lubricating
and changing accessories.
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USE ONLY THE CHARGER PROVIDED WITH
YOUR BATTERY TOOL. Do not substitute any
other charger. Use of another charger could
cause batteries to explode causing possible
serious injury.
REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND
WRENCHES. Form habit of checking to see that
keys and adjusting wrenches are removed from
tool before turning it on.
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DO NOT PLACE BATTERY TOOLS OR THEIR
NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMO-
BATTERIES NEAR FIRE OR HEAT. They may
explode.
SPHERE. Normal sparking of the motor could
ignite flammable liquids, gases, or fumes.
DO NOT CHARGE BATTERY TOOL IN A
DAMP OR WET LOCATION.
KEEP HANDLES 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
strong solvents to clean your tool.
Your battery tool should be charged in a location
where the temperature is more than 50°F but
less than 100°E
Under extreme usage or temperature conditions,
battery leakage may occur. If liquid comes in
contact with your skin, wash immediately with
soap and water, then neutralize with lemon juice
or vinegar. If liquid gets in your eyes, flush them
with clean water for at least 10 minutes, then
seek immediate medical attention.
STAY ALERT. Watch what you are doing and
use common sense. Do not operate tool when
you are tired. Do not rush.
CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use
of the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged
should be carefully checked to determine that it
will operate properly and perform its intended
function. Check for alignment of moving parts,
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts,
mounting, and any other conditions that may
affect its operation. A guard or other part that is
damaged should be properly repaired or
replaced by an authorized service center unless
indicated elsewhere in this instruction manual.
If carrying your battery tool at your side, make
sure it is not running and your finger is not on the
switch. Avoid accidental starting.
DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT
TURN IT ON AND OFF. Have defective switches
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SECURE WORK before applying power. NEVER
hold workpiece in your hand or across your legs.
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WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL
CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CHARGER
replaced by an authorized service center.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. This manual
contains important safety and operating
instructions for battery charger item number
9-11017.
DRUGS, ALCOHOL, MEDICATION. Do not
operate tool while under the influence of drugs,
alcohol, or any medication.
CUTTING INTO ELECTRICAL WIRING IN
WALLS AND FLOORS CAN CAUSE THE
BLADE AND METAL PARTS TO BECOME
ELECTRICALLY LIVE. Do not touch metal parts
when cutting into walls and floors; grasp only the
insulated handle(s) provided on the tool. Make
sure hidden electrical wiring, water pipes, and
mechanical hazards are not in the blade path
when cutting into a wall or floor.
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Before using battery charger, read allinstru_ions
and cautionary markingsinthis
manual, on
battery charger, and product using battery
charger.
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INSPECT FOR and remove all nails from lumber
before cutting.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
RULES
FOR
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WARNING: To reduce risk of injury, charge
only nickel-cadmium type rechargeable batteries.
Other types of batteries may burst causing
personal injury and damage.
Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
Use of an attachment not recommended or sold
by the battery charger manufacturer may result
in a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to
persons.
FOR BATTERY
TOOLS
Battery tools do not have to be plugged into an
electrical outlet; therefore, they are always in an
operating condition. Be aware of possible
hazards when carrying your battery tool, when
To reduce risk of damage to charger body and
cord, pulI by charger body rather than cord when
disconnecting charger.
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RULES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
(Continued)
Make sure cord is located so that it will not be
stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise subjected
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KEEP BLADES CLEAN AND SHARP. Sharp
blades minimize stalling and kickback.
to damage or stress.
An extension cord should not be used unless
absolutely necessary. Use of improper
extension cord could result in a risk of fire and
electric shock. If extension cord must be used,
make sure:
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KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA,
Keep hands away from blade. Do not reach
underneath work while blade is rotating. Do not
attempt to remove cut material when blade is
moving.
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b.
c.
That pins on plug of extension cord are the
same number, size and shape as those of
plug on charger.
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WARNING:o
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Blades
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USE RIP FENCE. Always use a fence or straight
edge guide when ripping.
That extension cord is properly wired and in
good electrical condition; and
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25'
50'
Cord Size (AWG)
16
16
Note: AWG = American Wire Gage
100'
16
DO NOT OPERATE CHARGER WITH A
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LOWER BLADE GUARD.
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WARNING:
If lower blade guard must be raised
make a cut, always raise it with the retracting
DAMAGED CORD OR PLUG. If damaged,
have replaced immediately by a qualified
serviceman.
Do not operate charger if it has received a
sharp blow, been dropped, or otherwise
damaged in any way; take it to a qualified
serviceman.
Do not disassemble charger; take it to a
qualified serviceman when service or repair is
required. Incorrect reassembly may result in a
risk of electric shock or fire.
To reduce risk of electric shock, unplug charger
from outlet before attempting any maintenance
or cleaning. Turning off controls will not reduce
this risk.
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Do not use charger outdoors.
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Disconnect charger from power supply when
not in use.
IMPORTANT
TRIM SAWS
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR
KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE AND IN WORKING
ORDER. Never wedge or tie lower blade guard
open. Check operation of lower blade guard
before each use. Do not use if lower blade guard
does not close briskly over saw blade.
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WARNING:
If saw is dropped, lower blade
guard or bumper may be bent, restricting full
return. If lower blade guard or bumper becomes
bent or damaged, replace them before reuse.
SUPPORT LARGE PANELS. To minimize the
risk of blade pinching and kickback, always
support large panels as shown in Figure 10,
Page 12. When cutting operation requires the
resting of the saw on the workpiece, the saw
should be rested on the larger portion and the
smaller piece cut off.
That wire size is large enough for AC
ampere rating of charger as specified
below:
Cord Length (Feet)
coast after turn off.
handle to avoid serious injury. See Figure 22,
Page 17.
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GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK. Kickback occurs
when the saw stalls rapidly and is driven back
towards the operator, Release switch
immediately if blade binds or saw stalls. Don't
remove saw from work during a cut while the
blade is moving. See Pages 12 and 13,
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BEFORE MAKING A CUT, BE SURE THE
DEPTH AND BEVEL ADJUSTMENTS ARE
TIGHT.
USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES. Do not use
blades with incorrect size holes. Never use blade
washers or bolts that are defective or incorrect.
The maximum blade capacity of your saw is 5-1/2
inches.
NEVERtouch the blade or other moving parts
during use.
NEVER start a saw when its blade is touching
the workpiece.
NEVER lay a tool down before its moving parts
have come to a complete stop.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. Refer to them
frequently and use them to instruct others who
may use this tool. If you loan someone this tool,
loan them these instructions also.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Blade Diameter
5-1/2 in. (140 mm)
Blade Arbor
No Load Speed
3/8 in. (10 mm)
Motor
1-9/16 in. (40 mm)
Cutting Depth at 0 ° Bevel Cut
Cutting Depth at 45 ° Bevel Cut
Charge Rate
1-1/8 in. (29 ram)
Charger Rating
Your trim saw has been shipped completely
assembled except for the blade. Inspect it carefully to
make sure no breakage or damage has occurred
during shipping. If any parts are damaged or missing,
contact your nearest Sears Retail Store to obtain
replacement parts before attempting to operate saw. A
blade, blade wrench, and this owner's manual are also
included.
The following recommended
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5-1/2 in.
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accessories
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are currently available at Sears Retail Stores.
or accessories
not listed might be hazardous.
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18 Volt DC
1 Hour
120 volts, 60 Hz, AC
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.
Thin Kerr Blade
The use of attachments
4,000 RPM
BAI"rERYPACK
CHARGER
See Figure 2.
Your charger has a "key hole" hanging feature for
convenient, space saving storage. Screws should be
installed so that center distances are 1-7/16 inches
apart.
YELLOWAND GREEN LIGHTS
INDICATE SOFT START MODE
GREEN LIGHT "ON"
INDICATESSLOW CHARGING
MODE OR FULLYCHARGED
RED LIGHT "ON"
INDICATESFAST
CHARGING MODE
1-W16in.
BACKSIDEOFCHARGER
Fig. 2
CHARGER
Fig. 1
IMPORTANT
INFORMATION
FOR RECHARGING
HOT BATTERIES
When using your trim saw continuously, the batteries in your battery pack will become hot. You should let a hot
battery pack cool down for approximately 30 minutes before attempting to recharge. When the battery pack
becomes discharged and is hot, this will cause the yellow and green lights on your battery charger to come on
instead of the red light. The yellow and green lights indicate soft start mode and will switch to green only, indicating slow charge mode. The red light indicates fast charge mode, 1 hour charge time. The green light indicates
slow charge mode, requiring overnight charging for batteries to reach full charge. If the green light comes on
after letting battery pack cool down, remove it from charger for additional cooling. Once the battery pack cools
down, you can recharge battery pack in fast charge mode as normal. Do not leave a hot battery pack in charger
until it cools down. The green light will not go off when battery pack cools. If fast charge mode is desired, you
must physically remove a hot battery pack from the charger, let it cool, then place it back in charger after it has
cooled down.
Note: This situation only occurs when continuous use of your saw causes the batteries to become hot. It does
not occur under normal circumstances. Refer to "CHARGING BATTERY PACK" for normal recharging of
batteries. If the charger does not charge your battery pack under normal circumstances, return both the battery
pack and charger to your nearest Sears repair center for electrical check.
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KNOW
YOUR TRIM
SWITCH
SAW
See Figure 3.
See Figure 3.
Before attempting to use any tool familiarize yourself
with all operating features and safety requirements•
Your saw is equipped with a lock-off button which
reduces the possibility of accidental starting. The lockoff button is located on the handle above the switch
trigger. You must depress the lock-off button in order
to pull the switch trigger. The lock resets each time
the trigger is released. Note: You can depress the
lock-off button from either the left or right side•
Features include easily operated bevel cut and depth
of cut adjustment mechanisms; positive 0 ° bevel stop;
spindle lock; and blade wrench storage•
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WARNING:
If any parts are missing, do not
operate tool until the missing parts are replaced•
Failure to do so could result in possible serious
personal injury.
APPLICATIONS
(Use only for the purpose listed below)
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Cutting all types of wood products (lumber,
plywood, paneling).
RIP
LOCK-OFF
BUTTON
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SPINDLE
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BLADEWRENCH
STORAGEAREA
LOCK BUTTON
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GUIDESCREW
BLADE WRENCH
(5 mm HEX KEY)
DEPTHOF
CUT ADJUSTMENT
(DEPTHADJUSTMENTKNOB)
SWITCH
TRIGGER
RIP
GUIDE SCREW
(WING SCREW)
UPPER
BLADE GUARD
BEVEL CU1
ADJUSTMENT
(BEVEL ADJUSTMENTKNOB)
BLADE
LOWER
BLADE GUARD
RIP GUIDE
BASE
ASSEMBLY
Fig. 3
Normally, the yellow and green lights on charger
will come on. This indicates charger is in soft start
mode and should switch to fast charge mode within
5 minutes. When charger is in fast charge mode
the red light will come on. If after a period of 15
minutes the yellow and green lights remain on,
remove battery pack, wait 1 minute and reinsert
battery pack in charger. If the yellow and green
lights continue to remain on after an additional 15
minutes, the battery pack is damaged and will not
accept a charge. Return battery pack to your
nearest Sears Repair Center for checking or
replacing.
WARNING:Alwayswearsafety
goggles or
safety glasses with side shields when operating
tools. Failure to do so could result in objects
being thrown into your eyes, resulting in possible
serious injury.
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WARNING:.Do
not allow familiarity with your
trim saw to make you careless. Remember that a
careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict
severe injury.
CHARGING
BATTERY
PACK
The battery pack for this tool has been shipped in a
low charge condition to prevent possible problems.
Therefore, you should charge it until light on front of
charger changes from red to green.
Note: Batteries will not reach full charge the first time
they are charged. Allow several cycles (cutting
followed by recharging) for them to become fully
charged.
TO CHARGE
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When your battery pack becomes fully charged,
the red light will turn OFF and the green light will
turn ON.
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After normal usage, 1 hour of charging time is
required to be fully charged. A minimum charge
time of 1-1/2 hours is required to recharge a
completely discharged tool.
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The battery pack will become slightly warm to the
touch while charging. This is normal and does not
indicate a problem.
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Charge battery pack only with the charger
provided.
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Make sure power supply is normal household
voltage, 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only,
Do not place charger in an area of extreme heat or
cold. It will work best at normal room temperature.
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Connect charger to power supply.
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Place battery pack in charger aligning raised rib in
charger with groove in battery pack.
When batteries become fully charged, unplug
charger from power supply and remove the battery
pack.
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Press down on battery pack to be sure contacts on
battery pack engage properly with charger
contacts.
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WARNING:
Always remove battery pack from
your saw when you are assembling parts, making
adjustments, assembling or removing blades,
cleaning, or when not in use. Removing battery
pack will prevent accidental starting that could
cause serious personal injury.
TO REMOVE
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BATTERY
A
PACK
Locate latches on end of battery pack and
depress to release battery pack from your saw.
See Figure 4.
DEPRESS LATCHESTO
RELEASEBAI"rERYPACK
WARNING:
TO ASSEMBLE
TO ASSEMBLE
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A 5-1/2 in. blade is the maximum
blade capacity of your saw. Never use a blade
that is too thick to allow outer blade washer to
engage with the flats on the spindle. Larger
blades will come in contact with the blade guard,
while thicker blades will prevent blade screw
from securing blade on spindle. Either of these
situations could result in a serious accident.
OR REMOVE
BLADE
BLADE:
Remove battery pack from saw.
WARNING:
Failure to remove battery pack from
saw could result in accidental starting causing
possible serious personal injury.
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Locate latches on end of battery pack and depress to
release battery pack from your saw. See Figure 4.
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Remove blade wrench (5 mm hex key) from
storage area. See Figure 3.
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Depress spindle lock button and remove blade
screw and outer blade washer. See Figure 5.
LATCHES
BATTERY
PACK
Fig. 4
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Remove battery pack from your saw.
TO INSTALL
BATTERY
PACK
See Figure 4.
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Place battery pack in your saw. Align raised rib
inside saw with groove on battery pack.
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Make sure the latches on each side of your
battery pack snap in place and battery pack is
secured in saw before beginning operation.
CAUTION:
When placing battery pack in your
saw, be sure raised rib inside saw aligns with
groove on battery pack and latches snap in place
properly. Improper assembly of battery pack can
cause damage to internal components.
LOWER
BLADE
GUARD
HANDLE
BLADE
OUTER BLADE
BLADE SCREW
WASHER
Fig. 5
Note: Turn blade screw clockwise to remove.
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Wipe a drop of oil onto inner blade washer and
outer blade washer where they contact blade.
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WARNING:
If inner blade washer has been
removed, replace it before placing blade on
spindle. Failure to do so could cause an accident
since blade will not tighten properly.
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SAW BLADES
B
Replace outer blade washer.
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Depress spindle lock button, then replace blade
screw. Tighten blade screw securely.
Note: Turn blade screw counterclockwise to tighten.
The best of saw blades will not cut efficiently if they
are not kept clean, sharp, and properly set. Using a
dull blade will place a heavy load on your saw and
increase the danger of kickback. Keep extra blades on
hand, so that sharp blades are always available.
blade inside lower blade guard and onto
spindle. Note: The saw teeth point upward at the
front of saw as shown in figure 5.
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Gum and wood [}itch hardened on blades will slow
your saw down. Use gum and pitch remover, hot
water, or kerosene to remove these accumulations.
not use gasoline.
Return blade wrench to storage area.
REMEMBER: Never use a blade that is too thick to
allow the outer blade washer to engage with the
flats on the spindle.
BLADE
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Remove battery pack from saw.
WARNING:
Failure to remove battery pack from
saw could result in accidental starting causing
possible serious personal injury.
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Remove blade wrench from storage area.
See Figure 3.
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Position your saw as shown in figure 6, depress
spindle lock button, and remove blade screw.
Note: Turn blade screw clockwise to remove.
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Remove outer blade washer. See Figure 5.
Note: Blade can be removed at this point.
DANGER: When sawing through workpiece,
lower blade guard does not cover blade on the
underside of workpiece. Since blade is exposed
on underside of workpiece, keep hands and
fingers away from cutting area. Any part of your
body coming in contact with moving blade will
result in serious injury. See Figure 7.
LOWERBLADE GUARD
IS IN UP POSITION
WHEN MAKINGA CUT
SPINDLE
LOCKBUTTON
BLADE
SCREW
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SYSTEM
The lower blade guard attached to your trim saw is
there for your protection and safety. It should
never be altered for any reason. If it becomes
damaged or begins to return slow or sluggish, do
not operate your saw until the damage has been
repaired or replaced. Always leave guard in
operating position when using saw.
TO REMOVE BLADE:
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GUARD
Do
BLADE EXPOSEDON
UNDERSIDEOF WORKPIECE
BLADE
WRENCH
Fig. 7
Never use saw when guard is not operating
correctly. Guard should be checked for correct
operation before each use. If you drop your saw,
check the lower blade guard and bumper for
damage at all depth settings before reuse. Note:
The guard is operating correctly when it moves
freely and readily returns to the closed position. If
for any reason your lower blade guard does not
close freely, take it to the nearest Sears Parts and
Repair Center for service before using.
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Fig. 6
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KICKBACK
TO LESSEN
See Figure 8,
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THE CHANCE
OF KICKBACK:
Always keep the correct blade depth setting - the
correct blade depth setting for all cuts should not
exceed 1/4 in. below the material to be cut. See
Figure 10. One blade tooth below the material to
be cut works best for most efficient cutting action.
BLADE SET TOO DEEP
Fig. 8
The best guard against kickback is to avoid
dangerous practices.
Kickback occurs when the blade stalls rapidly and the
saw is driven back towards you. Blade stalling is
caused by any action which pinches the blade in the
wood.
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CORRECTBLADE DEPTHSETTING =
BLADE EXPOSEDONE BLADETOOTH
BELOWTHE MATERIALTO BE CUT
DANGER:
Release switch immediately if blade
binds or saw stalls. Kickback could cause you to
lose control of your saw. Loss of control can lead
to serious injury.
KICKBACK
IS CAUSED
Fig. 10
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Inspect the workpiece for knots or nails before
beginning a cut. Never saw into a knot or nail.
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Make straight cuts. Always use a straight edge
guide when rip cutting. This helps prevent twisting
the blade in the cut.
BY:
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Incorrect blade depth setting. See Figure 8.
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Sawing into knots or nails in workpiece.
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Twisting blade while making a cut.
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Making a cut with a dull, gummed up, or improperly
set blade.
Always use clean, sharp and properly set blades.
Never make cuts with dust blades.
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To avoid pinching the blade, support the workpiece
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properly before beginning a cut. The right and
wrong ways to support large pieces of work are
shown in figures 9 and 11.
Incorrectly supporting workpiece, See Figure 9,
WRONG
RIGHT
Fig. 9
•
Forcing a cut.
•
Cutting warped or wet lumber.
•
Tool misuse or incorrect operating procedures.
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Fig. 11
•
When making a cut use steady, even pressure.
Never force cuts.
•
Do not cut warped or wet lumber.
•
Always hold your saw firmly with both hands and
keep your body in a balanced position so as to
resist the forces of kickback should it occur.
STARTING
A CUT
Know the right way to use your saw.
See Figure 13.
When using your saw, always stay alert and
exercise control. Do not remove your saw from
workpiece while the blade is moving.
DEPTH
OF CUT ADJUSTMENT
Always keep correct blade depth setting The correct
blade depth setting for all cuts should not exceed 1/4
inch below the material to be cut. More blade depth
will increase the chance of kickback and cause the cut
to be rough. One blade tooth below the material to be
cut works best for most efficient cutting action.
TO ADJUST
BLADE
DEPTH
RIGHT
•
Remove battery pack from saw.
Fig. 13
Never use your saw as shown in figure 14.
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WARNING:
Failure to remove battery pack from
saw could result in accidental starting causing
possible serious personal injury.
DEPTH
BASE
ASSEMBLY
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
WRONG
Fig. 12
•
Loosen depth adjustment knob. See Figure 12.
•
Hold base flat against the workpiece and raise or
lower saw until the required depth is reached.
•
Tighten depth adjustment knob securely.
Fig. 14
Never place your hand on the workpiece behind
your saw while making a cut.
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WARNING:
To make sawing easier and safer,
always maintain proper control of your saw. Loss
of control of your saw could cause an accident
resulting in possible serious injury.
TO HELP MAINTAIN
CONTROL:
Hold your saw firmly with both hands.
See Figure 16.
•
Always support your workpiece near the cut.
•
Support your workpiece so the cut will be on your
left.
•
Clamp your workpiece so it will not move during the
cut.
\
Place your workpiece with its good side down. Note:
The good side is the side on which appearance is
important.
Before beginning a cut, draw a guideline along the
desired line of cut. Then place front edge of base on
that part of your workpiece that is solidly supported.
See Figure 13.
Never place your saw on that part of the
workpiece that will fall off when the cut is made.
See Figure 15.
RIGHT
Fig. 16
Depress the lock-off button and squeeze the switch
trigger to start your saw. Always let the blade reach
full speed, then guide your saw into the workpiece.
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WARNING:
The blade coming in contact with
the workpiece before it reaches full speed could
cause your saw to "kickback" towards you
resulting in serious injury.
When making a cut use steady, even pressure.
Forcing causes rough cuts, could shorten the life of
your saw and could cause "kickback."
REMEMBER:
WRONG
When sawing through work, the lower blade guard
does not cover the blade, exposing it on the
underside of work. Keep your hands and fingers
away from cutting area. Any part of your body
coming in contact with the moving blade will
result in serious injury.
Fig. 15
After you complete your cut release the trigger and
allow the blade to come to a complete stop, Do not
remove your saw from workpiece while the blade
is moving.
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CAUTION: When lifting your saw from the
workpiece, the blade is exposed on the
underside of your saw until the lower blade guard
closes. Make sure lower blade guard is closed
before setting your saw down on work surface.
TO CROSS
CUT OR RIP CUT
When making a cross cut or rip cut, align your line of
cut with the outer blade guide notch on the saw base
as shown in figure 17.
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TOPVIEW
OFSAW GUIDELINE
FRONT
q
RIP GUIDE
(EDGE
GUIDE)
Use the rip guide provided with your saw when
making wide rip cuts. A five inch scale has been
provided on the rip guide. When using the width of cut
scale on the base in combination with the rip guide,
cuts can be made up to 6 in. to the left of the blade or
8-3/4 in. to the right of the blade.
The rip guide helps prevent the blade from twisting in
a cut. The blade twisting in a cut can cause kickback.
TO ASSEMBLE
BLADE
GUIDE NOTCH
•
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ALIGN OUTER BLADE GUIDE NOTCHON SAW BASE WITH
LINE OF CUTAS SHOWNWHEN MAKINGCROSS CUTS OR
RiP CUTS
Fig. 17
Since blade thicknesses vary, always make a trial cut
in scrap material along a guideline to determine how
much, if any, the guideline must be offset to produce
an accurate cut. Note: The distance from the line of
RIP GUIDE
Remove battery pack from saw.
WARNING:
Failure to remove battery pack from
saw could result in accidental starting causing
possible serious personal injury.
RIP
GUIDE SCREW
cut to the guideline is the amount you should offset
the guideline.
WIDTH OF CUT SCALE
See Figure 18.
RIP GUIDE
(EDGEGUIDE)
BASE
ASSEMBLY
PLACE RIF
GUIDE THRU HOLES
Fig. 19
•
Place rip guide through holes in saw base as
shown in figure 19.
•
Adjust rip guide to the width needed.
•
Tighten rip guide screw (wing screw) securely.
When using a rip guide, position the face of the rip
guide firmly against the edge of workpiece. This
makes for a true cut without pinching the blade. The
guiding edge of workpiece must be straight for your
cut to be straight. Use caution to prevent the btade
from binding in the cut.
WIDTHOF
CUT SCALE
BLADE
Fig. 18
A width of cut scale has been provided on the' base of
your saw. When making straight cross cuts or rip cuts,
the scale can be used to measure up to four inches to
the right side of the blade. It can be used to measure
up to one inch to the left side of the blade.
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ALTERNATIVE
RIP METHOD
Align your line of cut with the inner blade guide notch
on the saw base when making 45 ° bevel cuts.
See Figure 20.
Using C-clamps, firmly clamp a straight edge to the
workpeice and guide the saw along the straight edge
to achieve a straight rip cut. Do not bind the blade in
the cut.
ALTERNATIVEMETHOD FOR RIP CUTTING
Since blade thicknesses vary and different angles
require different settings, always make a trial cut
in scrap material along a guideline to determine
how much you should offset the guideline on the
board to be cut.
When making a bevel cut hold your saw firmly with
both hands as shown in figure 22.
STRAIGHT
EDGE
\
C-CLAMPS
LOWER
BLADE GUARD
WORKPIECE
Fig. 22
Fig. 20
TO BEVEL CUT
The angle of cut of your saw may be adjusted to any
desired setting between zero and 50 °. Note= When
making cuts at 50 °, blade should be set at full depth of
cut.
When making 45 ° bevel cuts, there is a notch in the
saw base to help you line up the blade with the line of
cut. See Figure 21.
BEVEL
SCALE
BEVEL
Rest the front edge of the base on the workpiece.
Depress the lock-off button and squeeze the switch
trigger to start your saw. Always let the blade reach
full speed, then guide your saw into the workpiece.
_
WARNING:
The blade coming in contact with
the workpiece before it reaches full speed could
cause saw to "kickback" toward you resulting in
serious injury.
After you complete your cut release the trigger and
allow the blade to come to a complete stop. After the
blade has stopped, lift your saw from the workpiece.
TO ADJUST BEVEL SEI-FING
•
OB
BLADE
GUIDENOTCH
GUIDELINE
_
Remove battery pack from saw.
WARNING:
Failure to remove battery pack from
saw could result in accidental starting causing
possible serious personal injury.
•
Loosen bevel adjustment knob. See Figure 21.
•
Raise motor housing end of saw until you reach
desired angle setting on bevel scale. See Figure 21.
•
Tighten bevel adjustment knob securely.
ALIGN INNER BLADE GUIDE NOTCH ON SAW BASEWITH _
LINE OF CUT AS SHOWNWHEN MAKING 45° BEVEL CUTS
Fig. 21
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WARNING:
Attempting bevel cut without knob
securely tightened can result in serious injury.
POSITIVE0° BEVEL STOP
• Turnscrewandadjustbaseuntil
See Figure 23.
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
square with saw
blade.
BEVEL
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
•
"nghten hex nut and bevel adjustment knob securely.
,_
WARNING:
Attempting to make cuts without
bevel adjustment knob securely tightened can
result in serious injuw.
TO POCKET
CUT
See Figure 24.
HEX NUT
BLADE
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POSITIVE0° BEVEL STOP
WARNING:
Always adjust bevel setting to zero
before making a pocket cut. Attempting a pocket
cut at any other setting can result in loss of control
of your saw possiblycausing serious injury.
Adjust the bevel setting to zero, set blade to correct
blade depth setting, and swing the lower blade guard
up using the lower blade guard handle.
Always raise the lower blade guard with the
handle to avoid serious injury.
CARPENTER'S
SQUARE
While holding lower blade guard by the handle, firmly
rest the front of the base flat against the workpiece
with the rear of the handle raised so the blade does
not touch the workpiece. See Figure 24.
LOWERBLADE
GUARD HANDLE
Fig. 23
Your saw has a positive 0 ° bevel stop, that has been
factory adjusted to assure 0 ° angle of your saw blade
when making 90 ° cuts. However, misalignment can
occur during shipping.
TO CHECK
•
,_
•
•
Remove battery pack from saw.
WARNING:
Failure to remove battery pack from
saw could result in accidental starting causing
possible serious personal injury.
LOWER
BLADE GUARD
POCKETCUT
Place your saw in an upside down position on
workbench. See Figure 23.
Fig. 24
Using a carpenter's square, check squareness of
saw blade to the base of your saw.
Depress the lock-off button and squeeze the switch
trigger to start your saw. Always let the blade reach
full speed then slowly lower blade into the
workpiece until base is flat against workpiece.
TO ADJUST
•
Remove battery pack from saw.
After you complete your cut release the trigger and allow
the blade to come to a complete stop. After the blade
has stopped, remove it from the workpiece. Corners
may then be cleared out with a hand saw or sabre saw.
_1= WARNING:
Failure to remove battery pack from
saw could result in accidental starting causing
possible serious personal injury.
•
Loosen bevel adjustment knob.
•
Loosen hex nut securing adjustment screw.
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17
WARNING:
Never tie the lower blade guard in a
raised position. Leaving the blade exposed could
lead to serious injury.
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_i,
Do not abuse power tools. Abusive practices can
WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical
Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other
part may create a hazard or cause product
damage.
damage tool as well as workpiece.
Only the parts shown on parts list, page 21, are
intended to be repaired or replaced by the customer.
All other parts should be replaced by a qualified
service technician at an authorized service facility.
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts.
Most plastics are susceptible to damage from various
types of commercial solvents and may be damaged
by their use. Use clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil,
grease, etc.
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_i
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids,
gasoline, petroleum-based products, penetrating
oils, etc. come in contact with plastic parts. They
contain chemicals that can damage, weaken or
destroy plastic.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this tool or
create accessories not recommended for use
with this tool. Any such alteration or modification
is misuse and could result in a hazardous
condition leading to possible serious personal
injury.
BA'I-rERIES
To obtain the longest possible battery life, we suggest
the following:
Your saw's battery pack is equipped with 15 nickelcadmium rechargeable batteries. Length of service
from each charging will depend on the type of work
you are doing.
The batteries in this tool have been designed to
provide maximum trouble free life. However, like all
batteries, they will eventually wear out. Do not
disassemble battery pack and attempt to replace the
batteries. Handling of these batteries, especially when
wearing rings and jewelry, could result in a serious
burn.
•
Store and charge your batteries in a cool area.
Temperatures above normal room temperature
will shorten battery life.
•
Never store batteries in a discharged condition.
Recharge them immediately after they are
discharged.
•
All batteries gradually lose their charge. The
higher the temperature the quicker they lose their
charge. If you store your tool for long periods of
time without using it, recharge the batteries every
month or two. This practice will prolong battery
life.
To preserve natural resources, please
recycle or dispose of properly.
BAI-I'ERY PACK REMOVAL AND
PREPARATION FOR RECYCLING
This product contains nickelcadmium batteries. Local, state or
federal laws may prohibit disposal of
nickel-cadmium batteries in ordinary
trash.
A
Consult your local waste authority for information
regarding available recycling and/or disposal options.
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WARNING:
Upon removal, cover the battery
pack's terminals with heavy duty adhesive tape.
Do not attempt to destroy or disassemble battery
pack or remove any of its components. Nickelcadmium batteries must be recycled or disposed
of properly. Also, never touch both terminals with
metal objects and/or body parts as short circuit
may result. Keep away from children. Failure to
comply with these warnings could result in fire
and/or serious injury.
CRAFTSMAN
CORDLESS
TRIM SAW-
MODEL
12
NUMBER
315.271020
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27
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28
19
10
6
20
23
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24
5
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25
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CRAFTSMAN
CORDLESS
TRIM SAW - MODEL NUMBER
315.271020
The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing, Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your
CORDLESS TRIM SAW or when ordering repair parts.
SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING
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INSTRUCTIONS
PARTS LIST
Key
No.
Part
Number
Description
Quan.
Key
Pad
No,
Number
Descri_ion
Quan.
1
975546-000
Carriage Bolt (M6 x 102 mm) .........................
1
!7
975540-OOO
Spring .............................................................
1
2
975547-000
Base Assembly ...............................................
1
18
975539-000
Lower Blade Guard ........................................
1
3
975544-000
Lock Nut .........................................................
2
19
975538-000
Ball Bearing (NTN #6200LB) .........................
1
4
975548-000
Knob ...............................................................
2
20
975537-000
Bearing Retainer ............................................
1
5
975552-000
Spring .............................................................
1
21
975536-000
Bearing Retainer Screw .................................
3
6
975551-000
Wing Screw ....................................................
1
22
975534-000
Inner Blade Washer .......................................
1
7
975549-000
Base Screw ....................................................
1
23
Saw Blade ......................................................
1
8
975559-000
Hex Nut ..........................................................
1
24
975533-000
Outer Blade Washer .......................................
1
9
975558-000
Screw .............................................................
1
25
975532-000
Blade Screw ...................................................
1
10
975550-000
Carriage Bolt (M6 x 13 mm) ...........................
1
26
** 2-11016
Battery Pack (Includes Part No. 981832-001 ) 1
11
981935-001
Data Plate .......................................................
1
27
** _11017
Charger (Includes Part No. 981831-001) ....... 1
12
975557-000
1
28
975554-000
Rip Guide .......................................................
13
975545-000
Upper Blade Guard ........................................
1
29
975553-000
Blade Wrench (5 mm Hex Key) ..................... 1
14
975543-000
Upper Blade Guard Screw .............................
3
30
975555-000
Carrying Case - Not Shown
15
975542-000
Bumper ...........................................................
1
31
981918-001
Combo Carrying Case - Not Shown .............. 1
16
975541-000
Bumper Screw ................................................
1
972000-750
Owner's Manual
Warning Label ................................................
* Available At Your Nearest Sears Catalog Order Or Retail Store
** Can Be Purchased Thru RSOS (Retail Special Order System)
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1
In U.S.A. or Canada
for in-home
major brand repair service:
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-4-MY-HOME
Para pedir servicio de reparacibn
°" (1-800-469-4663)
a domicilio - 1-800-676-5811
Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pieces - 1-800-469 4663
For the repair or replacement
parts you need:
Call 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. CST, 7 days a week
Parts Direct _"
1-800-366-PART
Para ordenar
(1-800-366-7278)
piezas con entrega a domicilio
- 1-800-659-7084
For the location of a Sears Service Center in your area:
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-488-1222
To purchase or inquire about a Sears Maintenance Agreement:
Call 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST, Monday - Saturday
1-800-827-6655