Craftsman 137.212410 Operator`s manual

Operator’s Manual
10 in. COMPOUND MITER SAW
WITH STAND AND LASER TRAC®
Model No. 137.212410
CAUTION:
Before using this Miter Saw,
read this manual and follow
all its Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions
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Customer Help Line
For Technical Support
1-800-843-1682
Safety Instructions
Installation
Operation
Maintenance
Parts List
Sears Parts &
Repair Center
1-800-469-4663
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL60179 USA
Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman
Part No. 13721241001
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Printed in China
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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PAGE SECTION
Warranty ...............................................
Product Specifications ..........................
Symbols ..................................................
Power Tool Safety .................................
Compound Miter Saw Safety .................
Electrical Requirements and Safety ......
Accessories and Attachments ...............
Tools Needed for Assembly ..................
Carton Contents ....................................
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Know Your Compound Miter Saw ..........
Glossary of Terms .................................
Assembly and Adjustments ...................
Operation ...............................................
Maintenance ..........................................
Troubleshooting Guide ..........................
Parts List ................................................
Repair Protection Agreements................
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WARRANTY
CRAFTSMAN ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY
If this Craftsman tool fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the
date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME R to arrange for free repair (or replacement if repair
proves impossible).
This warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase if this product is ever used for
commercial or rental purposes.
This warranty does not include expendable parts, such as lamps, batteries, bits or blades.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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WARNING
Some dust created by using power tools contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
● Lead from lead-based paints
● Crystalline silica from bricks, cement and other masonry products
● Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce
your exposure to these chemicals, work in a well ventilated area and work with approved safety
equipment such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
MOTOR
Power Source................
Arbor Shaft Size............
Speed ...........................
Brake ............................
Double Insulated ..........
MITER SAW
Rotating Table:
Miter Detent Stops .......
Bevel Positive Stops ....
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Cutting Capacity:
Crosscut ...........................
Miter 45° R & L .................
Bevel 45° L .......................
45° Miter and 45° Bevel ....
Extension Wings ...............
BLADE
Diameter ...........................
0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, 45° R & L Arbor .................................
0°, 45° L
120V AC, 60Hz, 15 Amp
5/8 in.
4800 RPM (No load)
Electric
No
2-5/8 in. x 5-1/2 in.
2-5/8 in. x 3-7/8 in.
1-1/2 in. x 5-1/2 in.
1-1/2 in. x 3-7/8 in.
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10 in.
5/8 in.
WARNING
To avoid electrical hazards, fire hazards or damage to the tool, use proper circuit protection.
This tool is wired at the factory for 110-120 Volt operation. It must be connected to a 110-120
Volt / 15 Ampere time delay fuse or circuit breaker. To avoid shock or fire, replace power cord
immediately if it is worn, cut or damaged in any way.
Before using your tool, it is critical that you read and understand these safety rules. Failure to
follow these rules could result in serious injury to you or damage to the tool.
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SYMBOLS
WARNING ICONS
Your power tool and its Operator’s Manual may contain “WARNING ICONS” (a picture symbol
intended to alert you to, and/or instruct you how to avoid, a potentially hazardous condition).
Understanding and heeding these symbols will help you operate your tool better and safer.
Shown below are some of the symbols you may see.
SAFETY ALERT: Precautions that involve your safety.
PROHIBITION
WEAR EYE PROTECTION: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields.
READ AND UNDERSTAND INSTRUCTION MANUAL: To reduce the risk of injury,
user and all bystanders must read and understand instruction manual before using this
product.
KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM BLADE: Failure to keep your hands away from the blade
will result in serious personal injury.
SUPPORT AND CLAMP WORK
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DANGER
DANGER: indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
! WARNING
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WARNING: indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
! CAUTION
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CAUTION: indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION: used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in property
damage.
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POWER TOOL SAFETY
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING THIS POWER TOOL
Safety is a combination of common sense,
staying alert and knowing how to use your power
tool.
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The table on page 7 shows the correct
size to use depending on cord length and
nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the
next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge
number, the heavier the cord.
11.WEAR PROPER APPAREL. Do not wear
loose clothing, gloves, neckties, rings,
bracelets or other jewelry which may get
caught in moving parts. Nonslip footwear is
recommended. Wear protective hair covering
to contain long hair.
WARNING
To avoid mistakes that could cause serious
injury, do not plug the tool in until you have
read and understood the following.
1.
READ and become familiar with the
entire Operator’s Manual. LEARN
the tool’s application, limitations and
possible hazards.
12.ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION. Any
power tool can throw foreign objects
into the eyes and could cause
permanent eye damage. ALWAYS
wear Safety Goggles (not glasses)
that comply with ANSI Safety standard Z87.1.
Everyday eyeglasses have only impact–
resistant lenses. They ARE NOT safety
glasses. Safety Goggles are available at
Sears. NOTE: Glasses or goggles not in
compliance with ANSI Z87.1 could seriously
injure you when they break.
2. KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working
order.
3. REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND
WRENCHES. Form the habit of checking to
see that keys and adjusting wrenches are
removed from the tool before turning ON.
4. KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas
and benches invite accidents.
13.WEAR A FACE MASK OR DUST MASK.
Sawing operation produces dust.
5. DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS
ENVIRONMENTS. Do not use power tools
in damp locations, or expose them to rain or
snow. Keep work area well lit.
14.SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to
hold work when practical. It is safer
than using your hand and it frees
both hands to operate the tool.
6. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors and
bystanders should be kept a safe distance
from work area.
15.DISCONNECT TOOLS FROM POWER
SOURCE before servicing, and when
changing accessories such as blades, bits
and cutters.
7. MAKE WORKSHOP CHILD PROOF with
padlocks, master switches or by removing
starter keys.
16.REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL
STARTING. Make sure switch is in the OFF
position before plugging the tool in.
8. DO NOT FORCE THE TOOL. It will do the job
better and safer at the rate for which it was
designed.
17.USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES.
Consult this Operator’s Manual for
recommended accessories. The use of
improper accessories may cause risk of injury
to yourself or others.
9. USE THE RIGHT TOOL. Do not force the tool
or an attachment to do a job for which it was
not designed.
10.USE PROPER EXTENSION CORDS. Make
sure your extension cord is in good condition.
When using an extension cord, be sure to use
one heavy enough to carry the current your
product will draw. An undersized cord will
result in a drop in line voltage and in loss of
power which will cause the tool to overheat.
18.NEVER STAND ON THE TOOL. Serious
injury could occur if the tool is tipped or if the
cutting tool is unintentionally contacted.
19.CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS. Before
further use of the tool, a guard or other part
that is damaged should be carefully checked
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POWER TOOL SAFETY
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.
20.NEVER LEAVE THE TOOL RUNNING
UNATTENDED. TURN THE POWER “OFF”.
Do not walk away from a running tool until the
blade comes to a complete stop and the tool
is unplugged from the power source.
21.DO NOT OVERREACH. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times.
22.MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep
tools sharp and clean for best and safest
performance. Follow instructions for
lubricating and changing accessories.
23.WARNING: Dust generated from certain
materials can be hazardous to your health.
Always operate saw in well-ventilated area
and provide for proper dust removal.
24.
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DANGER
People with electronic devices, such as
pacemakers, should consult their physician(s)
before using this product. Operation of
electrical equipment in close proximity to a
heart pacemaker could cause interference or
failure of the pacemaker.
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COMPOUND MITER SAW SAFETY
release the trigger and wait for the blade to
stop before returning the saw to the raised
position.
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS
COMPOUND MITER SAW
1. DO NOT USE THIN KERF BLADES they
can deflect and contact guard and can cause
possible injury to the operator.
2. DO NOT operate the miter saw until it
is completely assembled and installed
according to these instructions.
3. IF YOU ARE NOT thoroughly familiar with
the operation of miter saws, seek guidance
from your supervisor, instructor or other
qualified person.
4. ALWAYS hold the work firmly against the
fence and table. DO NOT perform any
operation free hand (use clamp wherever
possible).
5. KEEP HANDS out of the path of the saw
blade. If the workpiece you are cutting would
cause your hands to be within 6-3/4 in. of the
saw blade, the workpiece should be clamped
in place before making the cut.
6. BE SURE the blade is sharp, runs freely and
is free of vibration.
7. ALLOW the motor to come up to full speed
before starting a cut.
8. KEEP THE MOTOR AIR SLOTS CLEAN
and free of chips or dust.
9. ALWAYS MAKE SURE all handles are tight
before cutting, even if the table is positioned
in one of the positive stops.
10. BE SURE both the blade and the collar are
clean and the arbor bolt is tightened securely.
11. USE only blade collars specified for your
saw.
12. NEVER use blades larger in diameter than
10 inches.
13. NEVER apply lubricants to the blade when it
is running.
14. ALWAYS check the blade for cracks or
damage before operation. Replace a cracked
or damaged blade immediately.
15. NEVER use blades recommended for
operation at less than 4800 RPM.
16. ALWAYS keep the blade guards in place
and use at all times.
17. NEVER reach around the saw blade.
18. MAKE SURE the blade is not contacting the
workpiece before the switch is turned ON.
19. IMPORTANT: After completing the cut,
20. MAKE SURE the blade has come to a
complete stop before removing or securing
the workpiece, changing the workpiece angle
or changing the angle of the blade.
21. NEVER cut metals or masonry products with
this tool. This miter saw is designed for use
on wood and wood-like products.
22. NEVER cut small pieces. If the workpiece
being cut would cause your hand or fingers
to be within 6-3/4 in. of the saw blade the
workpiece is too small.
23. PROVIDE adequate support to the sides of
the saw table for long work pieces.
24. NEVER use the miter saw in an area with
flammable liquids or gases.
25. NEVER use solvents to clean plastic parts.
Solvents could possibly dissolve or otherwise
damage the material.
26. SHUT OFF the power before servicing or
adjusting the tool.
27. DISCONNECT the saw from the power
source and clean the machine when finished
using.
28. MAKE SURE the work area is clean before
leaving the machine.
29. SHOULD any part of your miter saw be
missing, damaged, or fail in any way, or any
electrical component fail to perform properly,
lock the switch and remove the plug from
the power supply outlet. Replace missing,
damaged, or failed parts before resuming
operation.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
POWER SUPPLY AND MOTOR
SPECIFICATIONS
The AC motor used in this saw is a universal,
nonreversible type. See “MOTOR” in the
“PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section on
page 2.
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WARNING
To avoid electrical hazards, fire hazards,
or damage to the tool, use proper circuit
protection. Your saw is wired at the factory
for 120 V operation. Connect to a 120 V, 15
A circuit and use a 15 A time delay fuse or
circuit breaker. To avoid shock or fire, if
power cord is worn or cut, or damaged in any
way, have it replaced immediately.
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ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS AND SAFETY
NOTE: When using an extension cord on a
circuit with a #14 wire, the extension cord must
not exceed 25 feet in length. Before connecting
the motor to the power line, make sure the switch
is in the off position and the electric current is
rated the same as the current stamped on the
motor nameplate. Running at a lower voltage
will damage the motor. This tool is intended for
use on a circuit that has a receptacle like the one
illustrated in Fig. 1.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
IN THE EVENT OF A MALFUNCTION OR
BREAKDOWN, grounding provides a path of
least resistance for electric currents and reduces
the risk of electric shock. This tool is equipped
with an electrical cord that has an equipmentgrounding conductor and a grounding plug. The
plug must be plugged into a matching receptacle
that is properly installed and grounded in
accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
Fig. 1 shows a three-pronged electrical plug and
receptacle that has a grounding conductor. If a
properly grounded receptacle is not available,
an adapter (Fig. 2) can be used to temporarily
connect this plug to a two-contact grounded
receptacle. The adapter (Fig. 2) has a rigid lug
extending from it that MUST be connected to
a permanent earth ground, such as a properly
grounded receptacle box.
DO NOT MODIFY THE PLUG PROVIDED.
If it will not fit the receptacle, have the proper
receptacle installed by a qualified electrician.
IMPROPER CONNECTION of the equipment
grounding conductor can result in risk of electric
shock. The conductor with the green insulation
(with or without yellow stripes) is the equipment
grounding conductor. If repair or replacement of
the electrical cord or plug is necessary, do not
connect the equipment grounding conductor to a
live terminal.
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WARNING
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WARNING
In all cases, make certain the receptacle is
properly grounded. If you are not sure, have a
qualified electrician check the receptacle.
CHECK with a qualified electrician or service
person if you do not completely understand the
grounding instructions, or if you are not certain
the tool is properly grounded.
This tool is for indoor use only. Do not
expose to rain or use in damp locations.
USE only three-wire extension cords that have
three-pronged grounding plugs with three-pole
receptacles that accept the tool’s plug. Repair or
replace damaged or worn cords immediately.
Fig. 1
Three-Pronged Plug
GUIDELINES FOR EXTENSION
CORDS
Grounding Prong
Properly Grounded
Three-Pronged
Receptacle
USE THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make
sure your extension cord is in good condition.
Use an extension 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, overheating and burning out
of the motor. The table on the right shows the
correct size to use depending on cord length
and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use
the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge
number, the heavier the cord.
Fig. 2
Grounding Lug
Make sure this
is connected
to a known
ground.
Adapter
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Make sure your extension cord is properly
wired and in good condition. Always replace a
damaged extension cord or have it repaired by a
qualified technician before using it. Protect your
extension cords from sharp objects, excessive
heat and damp or wet areas.
Two-Pronged
Receptacle
WARNING
This tool must be grounded while in use to
protect the operator from electric shock.
MINIMUM GAUGE FOR EXTENSION CORDS (AWG)
(When using 120 volts only)
Ampere Rating
Total length of Cord
More Than Not More Than 25ft. 50ft. 100ft. 150ft.
0
6
18
16
16
14
6
10
18
16
14
12
10
12
16
16
14
12
Use a separate electrical circuit for your tool. This
circuit must not be less than #12 wire with a 20 A
time-lag fuse or a #14 wire with a 15 A time-lag
fuse.
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12
16
14
12 Not Recommended
ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS
TOOLS NEEDED FOR ASSEMBLY
RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES
SUPPLIED
NOT SUPPLIED
Blade Wrench
Adjustable Wrench
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WARNING
● Use only accessories recommended for
this miter saw. Follow instructions that
accompany accessories. Use of improper
accessories may cause hazards.
● The use of any cutting tool except 10 in.
saw blades which meet the requirements
under recommended accessories is
prohibited. Do not use accessories such
as shaper cutters or dado sets. Ferrous
metal cutting and the use of abrasive
wheels is prohibited.
● 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 injury.
Hex Key
Philips Screwdriver
Slotted Screwdriver
COMBINATION SQUARE MUST BE TRUE
Should not gap or overlap when square is flipped
over (see dotted figure).
ACCESSORIES
Visit your Sears Hardware Department or see the
Sears Power and Hand Tool Catalog to purchase
recommended accessories for this power tool.
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Combination Square
Draw light line on
board along this
edge.
WARNING
Straight edge or
a 3/4 in. board,
this edge must be
perfectly straight.
● To avoid the risk of personal injury, do not
modify this power tool or use accessories
not recommended by Sears.
● Read warnings and conditions on your
CARBIDE TIPPED SAW BLADE. Do not
operate the saw without the proper saw
blade guard in place. Carbide is a very
hard but brittle material. Care should be
taken while mounting, using, and storing
carbide tipped blades to prevent accidental
damage. Slight shocks, such as striking
the tip while handling, can seriously
damage the blade. Foreign objects in the
workpiece, such as wire or nails, can also
cause tips to crack or break off. Before
using, always visually examine the blade
and tips for bent blade, cracks, breakage,
missing or loose tips, or other damage. Do
not use if damage is suspected. Failure to
heed safety instructions and warnings can
result in serious bodily injury.
Gap from untrue square when
flipped over.
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CARTON CONTENTS
UNPACKING YOUR MITER SAW
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2. Place the saw on a secure stationary work
surface.
3. Separate all parts from the packing material.
Check each of the illustrations shown below
to make certain all items are accounted for,
before discarding any packing material.
WARNING
To avoid injury from unexpected starting or
electrical shock, do not plug the power cord
into a source of power during unpacking and
assembly. This cord must remain unplugged
whenever you are working on the saw.
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WARNING
If any part is missing or damaged, do not
attempt to assemble the miter saw, or plug in
the power cord until the missing or damaged
part is correctly replaced. To avoid electric
shock, use only identical replacement parts
when servicing double insulated tools. Call
1-800-4-MY-HOME R for replacement parts.
1. Remove the miter saw from the carton.
IMPORTANT: Do not lift miter saw by
the trigger switch handle. It may cause
misalignment. Lift machine by the built-in
carry handle.
Hold-Down Clamp
Hex Key
Batteries
Miter Table Handle
Blade Wrench
Dust Bag
Miter Saw
Extension Wings
Rear Extension Stay
Long-upper Supports
Lower Legs
Upper Legs
Long-bottom Supports
Short-upper Supports
Short-bottom Supports
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Foot Pads
Hardware Bag
KNOW YOUR COMPOUND MITER SAW
Safety Lock-Off Button
Upper Plate Guard
Cover Plate
Motor
Dust Bag
Lower Blade Guard
Hold-down Clamp
Bevel Scale
Right Extension Wing
Base
Positive Stop Locking Lever
Miter Angle
Pointer
Left Extension Wing
Miter Lock Handle
Hand Hold for
Transportation
Switch Handle
ON/OFF Trigger Switch
Arbor Lock
Laser Guide
Laser On/Off Switch
Hold-down Latch
Fence
Table
Bevel Lock Handle
Miter Scale
Rear Extension Stay
Table Insert
Extension Wing
Locking Screw
Hand Hold for
Transportation
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
COMPOUND MITER SAW TERMS
on machine and legible.
WRENCH STORAGE – Convenient storage to
prevent misplacing the blade wrench.
ARBOR LOCK – Allows the user to keep the
blade from rotating while tightening or loosening
the arbor bolt during blade replacement or
removal.
WOODWORKING TERMS
ARBOR – The shaft on which a blade is
mounted.
BASE – Supports the table, holds accessories
and allows for workbench or leg set mounting.
BEVEL CUT – An angle cut made through the
face of the workpiece.
BEVEL LOCKING HANDLE – Locks the miter
saw at a desired bevel angle.
COMPOUND CUT – A simultaneous bevel and
miter cut.
BEVEL SCALE – To measure the bevel angle of
the saw blade 0° to 45° left.
CROSS CUT – A cut made across the width of
the workpiece.
COVER PLATE SCREW – Loosen this screw
and rotate the plate for access to the blade arbor
bolt.
FREEHAND – Performing a cut without using a
fence (guide), hold down or other proper device
to prevent the workpiece from twisting during the
cutting operation.
FENCE – Helps to keep the workpiece from
moving when sawing. Scaled to assist with
accurate cutting.
GUM – A sticky sap from wood products.
LOWER BLADE GUARD – Helps protect your
hands from the blade in the raised position, it
retracts as the blade is lowered.
HEEL – Misalignment of the blade.
KERF – The amount of material removed by
blade cut.
MITER HANDLE – Used to rotate the table, and
to rotate the saw to a right or left cutting position.
MITER CUT – An angle cut made across the
width of the workpiece.
MITER SCALE – Measures the miter angle 0° to
45° left and right.
RESIN – A sticky sap that has hardened.
MOUNTING HOLES – To mount the miter saw to
a stable surface.
REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE (RPM) – The
number of turns completed by a spinning object
in one minute.
ON/OFF TRIGGER SWITCH – To start the tool,
squeeze the trigger. Release the trigger to turn
off the miter saw.
SAW BLADE PATH – The area of the workpiece
or table top directly in line with the travel of the
blade or the part of the workpiece which will be
cut.
POSITIVE STOP LOCKING LEVER – Locks the
miter saw at a preset positive stop for the desired
miter angle.
SET – The distance between two saw blade tips,
bent outward in opposite directions to each other.
The further apart the tips are, the greater the set.
STOP LATCH – Locks the miter saw in the
lowered position for compact storage and
transportation.
WORKPIECE – The item being cut. The surfaces
of a workpiece are commonly referred to as
faces, ends and edges.
SWITCH HANDLE – The switch handle contains
the trigger switch and the laser on/off switch. The
blade is lowered into the workpiece by pushing
down on the handle. The saw will return to its
upright position when the handle is released.
WARNING LABELS – Read and understand for
your own safety. Make sure all labels are present
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ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENTS
Fig. A-3
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING
To avoid injury, do not connect this miter
saw to the power source until it is completely
assembled and adjusted and you have read
and understood this Operator’s Manual.
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Attach the conjunct long-bottom supports
to the INSIDE of lower legs (2), and both its
ends should be placed under the
short-bottom supports (3). Using bolts and
nuts to attach them.
8. Place one foot pad (9) on the bottom of each leg.
9. Place stand on level surface and adjust, so
all legs are contacting the floor and are at
similar angles to the floor. Tighten all nuts.
Rear upper support
ASSEMBLE MITER SAW TO STAND (FIG. A-4)
1. Carefully place the miter saw on top of stand.
2. Line up the four mounting holes in the saw
base to the stand.
3. Fasten the saw to the assembled stand using
the four hex head bolts (12) and four flat
washers (11) on top of the saw and four tooth
flange nuts (13) under the saw bracket.
4. Tighten all nuts. (Fig. A-4)
Bolt holes
Front upper support
3. Attach the front long-upper support (7) to two
upper legs (1) by using caphead square neck
bolt (10) for the outside and tooth flange
nuts (13) for the inside. Repeat this step to
assemble the rear long-upper support part.
(Fig. A-2)
NOTES:
a) Position all supports to the inside of the
leg assemblies.
b) Do not tighten bolts until stand is properly
aligned (see step #9).
7
5
6
Fig. A-4
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13
1
10
4
NOTE: DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE LOCK
NUTS HOLDING SAW TO THE STAND. THIS
COULD DAMAGE THE SAW BASE.
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Fig. A-2
10
6
10
7
ASSEMBLE STAND (FIG. A-1, A-2, A-3)
1. Unpack all parts and group by type and size.
Refer to parts list on page 9 for quantities.
2 Identify the two long-upper supports: (7) &
(8), in which the distance between 2 bolt
holes of front upper support (7) are shorter
than the one of rear upper support (8). (Fig. A-1)
Fig. A-1
10
13
1
Joint front and rear frames sections by using
two short-upper supports (4), using bolts (10)
and nuts (13).
NOTE: Place both the long-upper supports
(7) & (8) above the two short-upper supports
(4).
Attach one short-bottom support (3) to the
inside of one upper leg (1), and meantime
attach one lower leg (2) to the outside
of upper leg (1). With this three parts
overlapped, use bolts and nuts to attach the
stand leg assemble. Repeat the step to finish
the other three stand leg constructions.
The front and rear lower brackets (5) & (6)
must be assembled using caphead square
neck bolt (10) and tooth flange nuts (13).(Fig.
A-3) Connect on both top and side of support.
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INSTALLING THE MITER HANDLE (FIG. B)
1. Thread the miter handle (1) into the hole (2)
located at the front of the miter table.
INSTALLING THE DUST BAG (FIG. D)
1. Squeeze the metal collar wings (2) of the dust
bag (1).
2. Place the dust bag neck opening around the
exhaust port (3), and release the metal collar
wings.
Fig. B
Fig. D
1
2
2
1
! WARNING
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To avoid injury and damage to the saw,
transport or store the miter saw with the
cutting head locked in the down position.
Never use the stop latch to hold the cutting
head in a down position for cutting
operations.
CUTTING HEAD (FIG. C)
Raising the Cutting Head
1. Push down slightly on the switch handle (1).
2. Pull the hold-down latch (2) out of the long slot (5)
of locking hole (3) and turn 90º to insert into the
short slot (6).
3. Pull up the switch handle (1) to raise to the up
position.
Fig. C
INSTALLING THE EXTENSION WINGS
! WARNING

To avoid injury or possible damage to the
tool, support long workpieces by installing the
extension wings to extend the work support
surface.
To Install the Left/Right Extension Wing
(Fig. E)
1. Loosen the extension wing locking screw (1)
from the base (3).
2. Place the left extension wing into the holes (2)
provided in the miter saw base.
3. Insert the extension wing locking screw back
to hole and tighten to hold the extension.
4. Repeat step 1 to 3 to install the right extension
wing.
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5
6
Fig. E
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3
Locking Cutting Head in Down Position
When transporting or storing the miter saw, the
cutting head should always be locked in the
down position.
1. Push the switch handle (1) down to its lowest
position.
2. Pull the hold-down latch (2) out of the short slot
(6) of the locking hole (3) and turn 90º to insert
into the long slot (5).
IMPORTANT: To avoid damage, never carry
the miter saw by the switch handle, the cutting
arm or the miter handle. ALWAYS use the
designated carrying handle (4).
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TO INSTALL THE REAR EXTENSION STAY
(FIG. F)
1. Loosen the extension stay locking screw (1)
under the saw base (2).
2. Place the rear extension stay (3) into the
holes provided in the miter saw base. Make
sure the angle of stay is in the down position
(as shown in Fig. F) for maximum support.
3. Insert the extension stay locking screw back
to hole and tighten to hold the extension.
INSERTING AND REPLACING THE LASER
BATTERIES (FIG. H)
• Unplug your miter saw.
!
1. Remove the locking screw (1) on the
battery cover (2) with a Phillips screwdriver,
and open the cover.
2. Insert the two supplied AAA batteries in the
case as per the diagram below. If replacing
the batteries, take out the old batteries and
place with new AAA batteries. Dispose of old
batteries properly.
3. Put on the battery cover, replace the
locking screw and tighten it securely.
Fig. F
2
WARNING
Failure to unplug your tool could result in
accidental starting causing possible serious
personal injury.
NOTE: Replace the batteries with batteries that
have a rating of 1.5 volts (Number 4 series and
AAA size or equivalent).
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3
Fig. H
INSTALLING THE HOLD-DOWN CLAMP
ASSEMBLY (FIG. G)
1. Loosen the lock knob (3) from the rear side of
the saw base (4).
2. Place the hold-down clamp assembly (1) in
one of the mounting holes (2).
3. Tighten the lock knob (3).
Fig. G
AAA Battery
AAA Battery
2
1
2
REMOVING OR INSTALLING THE BLADE
! WARNING

Only use a 10-inch diameter blade.
To avoid injury from an accidental start, make
sure the switch is in the OFF position and
plug is not connected to the power source
outlet.
Removing Blade (Fig. I, J , K)
1. Unplug the saw from the outlet.
2. Allow the cutting head to rise to the upright
position. Raise the lower blade guard (1) to
the up position. (Fig. I)
3. Loosen the cover plate screw (2) with a
Phillips screwdriver.
4. Rotate the cover plate (3) towards the rear of
the tool to expose the arbor bolt (4).
5. Place the blade wrench over the arbor bolt.
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Fig. I
Installing Blade (Fig. I, J, K)
1. Install a 10 in. blade with a 5/8 in. arbor
making sure the rotation arrow on the blade
matches the clockwise rotation arrow on the
upper guard, and the blade teeth are pointing
downward.
2. Place the blade collar (6) against the blade
and on the arbor. Thread the arbor bolt (4)
onto the arbor in a counterclockwise direction.
(Fig. I) IMPORTANT: Make sure the flats of
the blade collars are engaged with the flats on
the arbor shaft. Also, the flat side of the blade
collar must be placed against the blade.
3. Place the blade wrench on the arbor bolt.
4. Press the arbor lock (5), holding it in firmly
while turning the blade counterclockwise.
When arbor lock engages, continue to press it
in while tightening the arbor bolt securely.
(Fig. J)
5. Rotate the cover plate (3) back to its original
position until the slot in the cover plate
engages with the cover plate screw (2).
While holding the lower blade guard, tighten
the screw with a Phillips screwdriver. (Fig. I)
NOTE: The lower blade guard must be raised
to the upright position to access the cover
plate screw.
6. Lower the blade guard (1) and verify that the
operation of the guard does not bind or stick.
7. Be sure the arbor lock is released so the
blade turns freely.
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2
3
4
6. Locate the arbor lock (5) on the motor, below
the switch handle. (Fig. J)
7. Press the arbor lock, holding it in firmly
while turning the blade wrench clockwise.
The arbor lock will engage after turning the
wrench. Continue to hold the arbor lock in to
keep it engaged, while turning the wrench
clockwise to loosen the arbor bolt.
Fig. J
5
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8. Remove the arbor bolt (8), outer blade collar
(6), and the blade (7). Do not remove the
inner blade collar. (Fig. K)
NOTE: Pay attention to the pieces removed,
noting their position and direction they face.
Wipe the blade collars clean of any sawdust
before installing the new blade.
Fig. K
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8
WARNING
● To avoid injury, never use the saw
without the cover plate secure in place. It
keeps the arbor bolt from falling out if it
accidentally loosens, and helps prevent
the spinning blade from coming off the
saw.
● Make sure the collars are clean and
properly arranged. Lower the blade into
the table and check for any contact with
the metal base or the turn table.
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ADJUSTMENT INSTRUCTIONS
5. If the miter angle desired is not one of the
nine positive stops, simply lock the miter
table into position by turning the miter handle
in the clockwise direction.
! WARNING

To avoid injury from an accidental start, make
sure the switch is in the OFF position and the
plug is not connected to the power source
outlet.
To Adjust the Indicator:
(1) Adjust the indicator (3) to the 0 ° mark on
the miter scale (4) to position the miter
table.
(2) Release positive stop locking lever (2).
Tighten miter handle.
ADJUSTING FENCE SQUARENESS (FIG. L)
1. Loosen the three fence locking bolts(1).
2. Lower the cutting arm and lock in position.
3. Using a square, lay the heel of the square
against the blade, and the rule agaist the
fence (2) as shown.
Check to see if the fence is 90° to the blade.
4. If not, adjust fence 90° to the blade and
tighten the fence locking bolts.
CAUTION: If the saw has not been used
recently, recheck blade squareness to the
fence and readjust if needed.
5. After fence has been aligned, using a scrap
piece of wood, make a cut at 90o then
check squareness on the piece. Readjust if
necessary.
Fig. M
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2
CUTTING ARM TRAVEL
Cutting Arm Downward Travel Adjustment
(Fig. N)
Fig. L
1 2
4
! WARNING

1
To avoid injury from unexpected starting
or electrical shock, turn the switch OFF
and remove the power cord from the power
source.
NOTE: Before each cutting operation, check the
position of the blade to make sure it does not
contact any metal surface. If the blade contacts
any metal surface, the depth of travel must be
adjusted.
1. Lower the blade as far as possible.
2. Loosen the locknut (3).
3. Turn the adjustment bolt (4) out
(counterclockwise) to decrease the cutting
depth or in (clockwise) to increase the cutting
depth.
4. Carefully rotate the blade manually to check
for contact. Avoid touching blade points or
edges.
5. Repeat until adjusted properly, and tighten
the locknut to secure the adjustment bolt into
position.
MITER SCALE (FIG. M)
The miter scale assists the user in setting
the desired miter angles from 45° left to 45°
right. The miter saw table has nine of the most
common angle setttings with positive stops at
0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, and 45°. These positive
stops position the blade at the desired angle
quickly and accurately.
Fig. N
To Adjust the Angle:
1. Unlock the miter table by turning the miter
handle (1) counterclockwise.
2. Press down the positive stop locking lever (2)
while holding the miter handle, and rotate the
table left or right to the desired angle.
3. Release positive stop locking lever. Tighten
miter handle.
4. If the desired angle is one of the nine positive
stops, release the positive stop locking lever,
making sure the lever snaps into position, and
then secure by tightening the miter handle.
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BEVEL STOP ADJUSTMENT (FIG. O, P, Q)
45° Bevel Adjustment (Fig. Q)
1. Unlock the bevel lock handle (1) and tilt the
cutting arm as far to the left as possible.
2. Using a combination square, check to see if
the blade angle is 45° to the table.
3. If the blade is not at 45° to the miter table,
tilt the cutting arm to the right, loosen the
locknut (5) on the bevel angle adjustment
bolt (4) and use a 13 mm wrench to adjust
the bolt (4) in or out to increase or decrease
the bevel angle.
4. Tilt the cutting arm to the left to 45° bevel and
recheck for alignment.
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 until the blade is at
45° to the miter table.
6. Tighten bevel lock handle and locknut (5)
when alignment is achieved.
! WARNING

To avoid injury from unexpected starting
or electrical shock, make sure the trigger is
released and remove the power cord from the
power source.
90° Bevel Adjustment (Fig. O)
1. Loosen bevel lock handle (1) and tilt the
cutting arm completely to the right. Tighten
the bevel lock handle. Lower blade.
2. Place a combination square (2) on the miter
table with the rule against the table and the
heel of the square against the saw blade.
3. If the blade is not 90° square with the miter
table, loosen the bevel lock handle, tilt the
cutting head completely to the left, loosen
the locknut (4) on the bevel angle adjustment
bolt (3) and use a 13 mm wrench to adjust
the bolt (3) in or out to increase or decrease
the bevel angle.
4. Tilt the cutting arm to back to the right at 90°
bevel and recheck for alignment.
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 if further
adjustment is needed.
6. Tighten bevel lock handle and locknut (4)
when alignment is achieved.
Fig. O
Fig. Q
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MOUNTING THE MITER SAW (FIG. R, S)
! WARNING

To avoid injury from unexpected saw
movement:
● Before moving the saw, disconnect the power
cord from the outlet, and lock the cutting arm
in the lower position using the stop latch.
NOTE: The stop latch is for carrying or
storing the tool. It is not to be used for holding
the saw while cutting. Lower blade and press
in stop latch to secure saw for transport or
storage.
● Never carry the miter saw by the power cord
or by the switch handle. Carrying the tool by
the power cord could cause damage to the
insulation or wire connections resulting in
electric shock or fire.
● To avoid injury from flying debris, do not
allow visitors to stand behind the saw.
● Place the saw on a firm, level work-surface
where there is room for handling and properly
supporting the workpiece.
● Support the saw on a level work surface.
● Bolt or clamp the saw to its support.
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90° Bevel Indicator (Fig. P)
1. When the blade is exactly 90° to the table,
loosen the bevel indicator screw (5) using a
#2 Phillips screwdriver.
2. Adjust bevel indicator (6) to the “0” mark (7)
on the bevel scale and retighten the screw.
Fig. P
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Place the saw in the desired location, either on a
work bench or recommended leg set. The base
of the saw has four mounting holes (10).
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Mounting instructions
1. For stationary use, place the saw in the
desired location, directly on a workbench
where there is room for handling and proper
support of the workpiece. The base of the
saw has four mounting holes. Bolt the base
of the miter saw (1) to the work surface (5),
using the fastening method as shown in
Fig. R.
THE LASER GUIDE (Fig. T)
1. To turn laser on, turn switch (1) to “I” position.
2. To turn laser off, turn switch to “O” position.
Fig . T
1
Fig . R
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Miter saw base
Hex head bolt
2
Rubber washer
3
4
Flat washer
Workbench
1
Flat washer
Lockwasher
5
Hex nut
6
Jam nut
7
10
Your tool is equipped with the Laser Guide
using a Class III laser beam. The laser beam
will enable you to preview the saw blade path on
the stock to be cut before starting the miter saw.
This laser guide is powered by two AAA 1.5 volt
batteries.
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AVOID DIRECT EYE CONTACT
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NOTE: Mounting hardware is not included with
this tool. Bolts, nuts, washers, and screws must
be purchased separately.
2. For portable use, place the saw on a 3/4 in.
thick piece of plywood. Bolt the base of the
miter saw securely to the plywood using the
mounting holes on the base. Use C-clamps
to clamp this mounting board to a stable work
surface at the worksite.
●
Fig . S
3/4 Inch Plywood
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Hand Hold for
Transportation
WARNING
Laser is radiated when laser guide is
turned on. Avoid direct eye contact.
Always un-plug the miter saw from power
source before making any adjustments.
Laser Warning Label:
Max output <5mW DIODE LASER:
630-670nm, Complies with 21CFR 1040.10
and 1040. 11.
WARNING
Use of controls or adjustments or
performance of procedures other than
those specified herein may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
WARNING
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
Do not attempt to repair or disassemble
the laser. If unqualified persons attempt
to repair this laser product, serious injury
may result. Any repair required on this
laser product should be performed by a
Sears or other qualified service center.
NOTE: All the adjustments for the
operation of this machine have been
completed at the factory.
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OPERATION
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR BASIC SAW
OPERATION
●
BEFORE USING THE MITER SAW
!
WARNING
●
To avoid mistakes that could cause serious,
permanent injury, do not plug the tool in until
the following steps are completed:
● Completely assemble and adjust the saw,
following the instructions. (ASSEMBLY AND
ADJUSTMENTS)
● Learn the use and function of the ON/OFF
switch, lock-off switch, upper and lower blade
guards, hold down latch, bevel lock handle
and cover plate screws.
● Review and understand all safety instructions
and operating procedures in this Operator’s
Manual. (SAFETY & OPERATIONS)
● Review the MAINTENANCE and
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE for your miter
saw.
● To avoid injury or possible death from
electrical shock:
Make sure your fingers do not touch the
plug’s metal prongs when plugging or
unplugging your miter saw. (ELECTRICAL
EQUIREMENTS AND SAFETY)
●
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RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES
● Consult the ACCESSORIES and
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BEFORE EACH USE INSPECT YOUR SAW.
●
● Disconnect the miter saw. To avoid injury
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saw is missing, bent, damaged or broken in
any way, or any electrical parts don’t work,
turn the saw off and unplug it.
Replace bent, damaged, missing or defective
parts before using the saw again.
Maintain tools with care. Keep the miter
saw clean for best and safest performance.
Follow instructions for lubricating. Do not put
lubricants on the blade while it is spinning.
Remove adjusting wrench from the tool before
turning it on.
To avoid injury from jams, slips, or thrown
pieces, use only recommended accessories.
Check the dust bag before you work. Empty
the bag if it is more than half-full.
from accidental starting, unplug the saw
before any adjustments, including set-up and
blade changes.
Compare the direction of rotation arrow
on the guard to the direction arrow on the
blade. The blade teeth should always point
downward at the front of the saw.
Tighten the arbor bolt.
Tighten the cover plate screw.
Check for damaged parts. Check for:
● Alignment of moving parts
● Damaged electric cords
● Binding of moving parts
● Mounting holes
● Function of arm return spring and lower
guard: Push the cutting arm all the way
down, then let it rise until it stops. The
lower guard should fully close. Follow
instructions in TROUBLESHOOTING
GUIDE for adjustment if necessary.
● Other conditions that may affect the way
the miter saw works.
Keep all guards in place, in working order and
proper adjustment. If any part of this miter
●
ATTACHMENTS section of this Operators
Manual for recommended accessories. Follow
the instructions that come with the accessory.
The use of improper accessories may cause
risk of injury to persons.
Choose the correct 10 in. diameter blade for
the material and the type of cutting you plan
to do. Do not use thin kerf blades.
Make sure the blade is sharp, undamaged
and properly aligned. With the saw
unplugged, push the cutting arm all the way
down. Manually spin the blade and check for
clearance. Tilt the power-head to a 45° bevel
and repeat the test.
Make sure the blade and arbor collars are
clean.
Make sure all clamps and locks are tight and
there is no excessive play in any parts.
KEEP YOUR WORK AREA CLEAN
Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents.
!
WARNING
To avoid burns or other fire damage, never
use the miter saw near flammable liquids,
vapors, or gases.
● Plan ahead to protect your eyes, hands, face
and ears.
● Know your miter saw. Read and understand
this Operator’s Manual and labels affixed to
this tool. Learn its application and limitations
as well as the specific potential hazards
peculiar to this tool. To avoid injury from
accidental contact with moving parts, do not
do layout, assembly, or setup work on the
miter saw while any parts are moving.
● Avoid accidental starting, make sure the
trigger switch is disengaged before plugging
the miter saw into a power outlet.
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● Make sure there are no gaps between the
PLAN YOUR WORK
● Use the right tool. Don’t force a tool or
attachment to do a job it was not designed
to do. Use a different tool for any workpiece
that can’t be held in a solidly braced, fixed
position.
workpiece, fence and table that will let the
workpiece shift after it is cut.
● Keep the cut off piece free to move sideways
after it is cut off. Otherwise, it could get
wedged against the blade and thrown
violently.
● Only the workpiece should be on the saw
table.
● Secure work. Use clamps or a vise to help
hold the work when it’s practical.
! CAUTION

This machine is not designed for cutting
masonry, masonry products, ferrous metals
(steel, iron, and iron-based metals.) Use
this miter saw to cut only wood, woodlike products, or non-ferrous metals. Other
material may shatter, bind the blade, or create
other dangers. Remove all nails that may be
in the workpiece to prevent sparking that
could cause a fire. Remove dust bag when
cutting non-ferrous metals.
USE EXTRA CAUTION WITH LARGE OR ODD
SHAPED WORKPIECES.
● Use extra supports (tables, sawhorses,
blocks, etc.) for workpieces large enough to
tip.
● Never use another person as a substitute for
a table extension, or as an additional support
for a workpiece that is longer or wider than
the basic miter saw table, or to help feed,
support, or pull the workpiece.
● Do not use this saw to cut small pieces. If the
workpiece being cut would cause your hand
or fingers to be within 6-3/4 inches of the saw
blade the workpiece is too small. Keep hands
and fingers out of the “no hands zone” area
marked on the saw table.
● When cutting odd shaped workpieces, plan
your work so it will not bind in the blade and
cause possible injury. Molding, for example,
must lie flat or be held by a fixture or jig that
will not let it move when cut.
● Properly support round material such as
dowel rods, or tubing, which have a tendency
to roll when cut, causing the blade to “bite”.
DRESS FOR SAFETY
Any power tool can throw foreign
objects into the eyes. This can result in
permanent eye damage. Everyday
eyeglasses have only impact resistant lenses and
are not safety glasses. Glasses or goggles not
in compliance with ANSI Z87.1 could seriously
injure you when they break.
● Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties
or jewelry (rings, watches). They can get
caught and draw you into moving parts.
● Wear non-slip footwear.
● Tie back long hair.
● Roll long sleeves above the elbow.
● Noise levels vary widely. To avoid possible
hearing damage, wear ear plugs when using
any miter saw.
● For dusty operations, wear a dust mask along
with safety goggles.
!
WARNING
INSPECT YOUR WORKPIECE
Make sure there are no nails or foreign objects in
the part of the workpiece being cut.
Plan your work to avoid small pieces that may
bind, or that are too small to clamp and get a
solid grasp on.
Plan the way you will grasp the workpiece from
start to finish. Avoid awkward operations and
hand positions. A sudden slip could cause your
fingers or hand to move into the blade.
To avoid injury, follow all applicable safety
instructions, when cutting non-ferrous
metals:
● Use only saw blades specifically
recommended for non-ferrous metal cutting.
● Do not cut metal workpieces that must be
hand held. Clamp workpieces securely.
● Cut non-ferrous metals only if you are under
the supervision of an experienced person and
the dust bag has been removed from the saw.
DO NOT OVER-REACH
Keep good footing and balance. Keep your face
and body to one side, out of the line of a possible
kickback. NEVER stand in the line of the blade.
WHEN SAW IS RUNNING
!
Never cut freehand:
● Brace your workpiece firmly against the fence
and table stop so it will not rock or twist during
the cut.
● Make sure there is no debris between the
workpiece and the table or fence.
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WARNING
Do not allow familiarity from frequent use of
your miter saw to result in a careless mistake.
A careless fraction of a second is enough to
cause a severe injury.
Before cutting, if the saw makes an unfamiliar
noise or vibrates, stop immediately. Turn the
saw OFF. Unplug the saw. Do not restart until
finding and correcting the problem.
BODY AND HAND POSITION (FIG. U)
!
TURNING SAW ON (FIG. V)
To reduce the likelihood of accidental starting, a
thumb activated lock-OFF switch is located on
top of the switch handle. The lock-OFF switch (1)
must be pushed in before the trigger switch (2)
can be activated and the miter saw started.
WARNING
Never place hands near the cutting
area. Proper positioning of your body
and hands when operating the miter
saw will make cutting easier and
safer. Keep children away. Keep all visitors
at a safe distance from the miter saw. Make
sure bystanders are clear of the saw and
workpiece. Don’t force the saw. It will do the
job better and safer at its designed rate.
!
Starting a cut:
● Place hands at least 6-3/4 in. away from the
path of the blade – out of the “no-hands zone”
(1). (Fig. U)
● Hold workpiece firmly against the fence to
prevent movement toward the blade.
● With the power switch OFF, bring the saw
blade down to the workpiece to see the
cutting path of the blade.
● Press in lock-off switch in trigger switch
handle.
● Squeeze trigger switch to start saw.
● Lower blade into workpiece with a firm
downward motion.
Fig. V
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BEFORE LEAVING THE SAW
● Never leave tool running unattended. Turn
power OFF. Wait for all moving parts to stop
and unplug unit from power source.
● Make workshop child- proof. Lock the shop.
Disconnect master switches. Store tool away
from children and other unqualified users.
Finishing a cut:
● Hold the cutting arm in the down position.
● Release trigger switch and wait for all moving
parts to stop before moving your hands and
raising the cutting arm.
● If the blade doesn’t stop within 6 seconds,
unplug the saw and follow the instructions in
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE section.
Before freeing jammed material:
● Release trigger switch.
● Wait for all moving parts to stop.
● Unplug the miter saw.
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Fig. U
6-3/4 in.
WARNING
Make the switch child-proof. Insert a padlock
through the hole (3) in the trigger switch and
lock it. This will prevent children and other
unauthorized users from engaging the trigger
switch ON.
6-3/4 in.
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MITER CUT (FIG. W)
1. When a miter cut is required, unlock the
miter table by turning the miter handle (1)
counterclockwise.
2. While holding the miter handle, press down
on the positive stop locking lever (2) to
disengage the positive stop locking lever.
3. Rotate the miter table to the right or left with
the miter handle.
4. When the table is in the desired position as
shown on the miter scale (3), release the
positive stop locking lever handle and tighten
the miter handle. The table is now locked at
the desired angle. Positive stops are provided
at 0°,15°, 22.5°, 31.6° and 45°.
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS TIGHTEN the miter
table lock handle before cutting.
COMPOUND CUT (FIG. Y)
A compound cut is the combination of a miter
and a bevel cut simultaneously.
1. Loosen the bevel lock handle (1) and position
the cutting head at the desired bevel position.
Lock the bevel lock handle.
2. Loosen the miter table lock handle (2). Press
down the positive stop locking lever (3)
and position the table at the desired angle.
Release the positive stop locking lever and
lock the miter handle.
Fig. Y
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Fig. W
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CUTTING BOWED MATERIAL (FIG. Z)
A bowed workpiece must be positioned against
the fence and secured with a clamping device as
shown before cutting. Do not position workpiece
incorrectly or try to cut the workpiece without the
support of the fence. This will cause the blade to
bind and could result in personal injury.
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1
BEVEL CUT (FIG. X)
1. When a bevel cut is required, loosen the bevel
lock handle (1).
2. Tilt the cutting head to the desired angle as
shown on the bevel scale (2). The blade can
be positioned at any angle, from a 90° straight
cut (0° on the scale) to a 45° left bevel.
3. Tighten the bevel lock handle (1) to lock the
cutting head in position.
4. Positive stops are provided at 0° and 45°.
Fig. Z
Hold-Down
Clamp
Fig. X
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Workpiece
CUTTING BASE MOLDING (FIG. AA)
Base moldings and many other moldings can
be cut on a compound miter saw. The setup of
the saw depends on molding characteristics and
application, as shown.
Perform practice cuts on scrap material to
achieve best results:
1. Always make sure moldings rest firmly against
fence and table. Use hold-down or C-clamps,
whenever possible, and place tape on the
area being clamped to avoid marks.
2. Reduce splintering by taping the cut area prior
to making cut. Mark cut line directly on the
tape.
3. Splintering typically happens due to wrong
blade application and thinness of the material.
Fig. BB
F
e
n
c
e
Miter Saw Table
Bevel/Miter Settings
Fig. CC
Settings for standard crown molding lying flat
on compound miter saw table
Fig. AA
F
e
n
c
e
Workpiece
Miter Saw Table
miter at 450, bevel at 00
F
e
n
c
e
Inside Cornor
Workpiece
OL
IL
Miter Saw Table
miter at 00, bevel at 450
OR
IR
Outside Cornor
NOTE: Always perform a dry run cut so you can
determine if the operation being attempted is
possible before power is applied to the saw.
NOTE: The chart below references a
compound cut for crown molding ONLY
WHEN THE ANGLE BETWEEN THE WALLS
EQUALS EXACTLY 90°.
CUTTING CROWN MOLDING (FIG. BB, CC)
Your compound miter saw is suited for the
difficult task of cutting crown molding. To fit
properly, crown molding must be compoundmiterd with extreme accuracy.
The two surfaces on a piece of crown molding
that fit flat against the ceiling and wall are at
angles that, when added together equal exactly
90°.
KEY
Most crown molding has a top rear angle (the
section that fits flat against the ceiling) of 52°
and a bottom rear angle (the section that fits flat
against the wall) of 38°.
In order to accurately cut crown molding for
a 90° inside or outside corner, lay the molding
with its broad back surface flat on the saw table.
When setting the bevel and miter angles for
compound miters, remember that the settings are
interdependent; changing one changes the other,
as well.
IL
33.9°
IR
33.9°
OL
33.9°
OR
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BEVEL
MITER
TYPE OF CUT
SETTING SETTING
33.9°
Inside corner-Left side
31.6° Right 1. Position top of molding against
fence.
2. Miter table set at RIGHT 31.6°.
3. LEFT side is finished piece.
Inside corner-Right side
31.6° Left 1. Position bottom of molding
against fence.
2. Miter table set at LEFT 31.6°.
3. LEFT side is finished piece.
Outside corner-Left side
31.6° Left 1. Position bottom of molding
against fence.
2. Miter table set at LEFT 31.6°.
3. RIGHT side is finished piece.
Outside corner-Right side
31.6° Right 1. Position top of molding against
fence.
2. Miter table set at RIGHT 31.6°.
3. RIGHT side is finished piece.
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
!
LOWER BLADE GUARD
Do not use the saw without the lower blade
guard. The lower blade guard is attached to the
saw for your protection. Should the lower guard
become damaged, do not use the saw until the
damaged guard has been replaced. Develop a
regular check to make sure the lower guard is
working properly. Clean the lower guard of any
dust or buildup with a damp cloth.
DANGER
To avoid injury, never put lubricants on the
blade while it is spinning.
!
WARNING
To avoid fire or toxic reaction, never use
gasoline, naphtha acetone, lacquer thinner or
similar highly volatile solvents to clean the
miter saw.
!
CAUTION: Do not use solvents on the guard.
They could make the plastic “cloudy” and brittle.
WARNING
!
To avoid injury from unexpected starting
or electrical shock, unplug the power cord
before working on the saw.
!
WARNING
When cleaning the lower guard, unplug the
saw from the power source receptacle to
avoid unexpected startup.
WARNING
EMPTYING SAWDUST BAG
Periodically, sawdust will accumulate under the
work table and base. This could cause difficulty
in the movement of the worktable when setting
up a miter cut. Frequently blow out or vacuum up
the sawdust.
For your safety, this saw is double-insulated.
To avoid electrical shock, fire or injury, use
only parts identical to those identified in the
parts list. Reassemble exactly as the original
assembly to avoid electrical shock.
!
REPLACING CARBON BRUSHES (FIG. DD)
Replace both carbon brushes when either has
less than 1/4 in. length of carbon remaining, or
if the spring or wire is damaged or burned. To
inspect or replace brushes, first unplug the saw.
Then remove the black plastic cap (1) on the
side of the motor (2). Remove the cap cautiously,
because it is springloaded. Then pull out the
brush and replace. Replace for the other side.
To reassemble reverse the procedure. The ears
on the metal end of the assembly go in the same
hole the carbon part fits into. Tighten the cap
snugly, but do not overtighten.
WARNING
If blowing sawdust, wear proper eye
protection to keep debris from blowing into
eyes.
LUBRICATION (FIG. EE)
All the motor bearings in this tool are lubricated
with a sufficient amount of high grade lubricant
for the life of the unit under normal operating
conditions; therefore, no further bearing
lubrication is required.
Lubricate the following as necessary:
Chop pivot: Apply light machine oil to points
indicated in illustration.
Chop and Central pivot: Apply light machine oil
to points indicated in illustration.
NOTE: To reinstall the same brushes, first make
sure the brushes go back in exactly the way they
came out. This will avoid a break-in period that
reduces motor performance and increases wear.
Fig. EE
Fig. DD
1
Chop and
central pivot
Chop pivot
2
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
!
WARNING
To avoid injury from accidental starting, always turn switch OFF and unplug the tool before
moving, replacing the blade or making adjustments.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - MOTOR
PROBLEM
PROBLEM CAUSE
Brake does not 1. Motor brushes not sealed or lightly
stop the blade
sticking.
within 6 seconds. 2. Motor brake overheated from use
of defective or wrong size blade
or rapid ON/OFF cycling.
3. Arbor bolt loose.
4. Brushes cracked, damaged, etc.
5. Other.
Motor does not
start
1. Limit switch failure
2. Brush worn.
3. Fuse blown or circuit breaker
tripped on home panel.
Brush spark
when switch
released.
1. Brush worn.
2. Other.
SUGGESTED CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. Inspect/clean/replace brushes. See
MAINTENANCE section.
2. Use a recommended blade. Let cool
down. See REMOVING OR INSTALLING
THE BLADE section.
3. Retighten. See REMOVING OR
INSTALLING THE BLADE section.
4. Replace brushes.
5. Contact Sears Service Center.
1. Replace limit switch.
2. Replace brushes. See MAINTENANCE
section.
3. Verify there is electrical power at the
outlet.
1. Replace Brushes. See MAINTENANCE
section.
2. Contact Sears Service Center.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - SAW OPERATION
PROBLEM
PROBLEM CAUSE
Blade hits table. 1. Misalignment.
SUGGESTED CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. See ADJUSTMENT - Cutting Head
Downward Travel Adjustment section.
1. See OPERATION - Miter Angle
Adjustment section.
2. Vacuum or blow out dust. WEAR EYE
PROTECTION.
1. Contact Sears Service Center.
Angle of cut not 1. Miter table unlocked.
accurate. Can
2. Sawdust under table.
not adjust miter.
Cutting arm
wobbles.
Cutting arm will
not fully raise,
or blade guard
won’t fully close.
Blade binds,
jams, burns
wood.
Saw vibrates or
shakes.
1. Loose pivot points.
1. Pivot bolt too tight.
2. Pivot spring not replaced properly
after service.
3. Sawdust build-up.
1. Improper operation.
2. Dull or warped blade.
3. Improper blade size.
4 Wood is moving during cut.
1. Loosen pivot bolt lock nut (see adjustment
section).
2. Contact Sears Service Center.
3. Clean and lubricate moving parts.
1. See BASIC SAW OPERATION section.
2. Replace or sharpen blade.
3. Replace with 10 in. diameter blade.
4. Use hold down clamp to secure workpiece
to table.
1. Saw blade not round / damaged / 1. Replace blade.
loose.
2. Tighten arbor bolt.
2. Arbor bolt loose.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - LASER GUIDE
PROBLEM
The laser guide
fails to turn on.
PROBLEM CAUSE
1. The batteries are dead.
2. The battery contacts need
adjustment.
SUGGESTED CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. Replace with new AAA batteries.
2. Reload the batteries and make certain
that they make solid contact to the battery
spring.
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PARTS LIST
10 in. COMPOUND MITER SAW
!
MODEL NO. 137.212410
WARNING
When servicing use only CRAFTSMAN replacement parts. Use of any other parts many create
a HAZARD or cause product damage. Any attempt to repair or replace electrical parts on this
Miter Saw may create a HAZARD unless repair is done by a qualified service technician. Repair
service is available at your nearest Sears Service Centre.
PARTS LIST FOR SAW SCHEMATIC
I.D.
X3P1
X3P2
X3P4
X3P9
X3PA
X3PC
X3PD
X3PE
X3PG
X3PH
X3PJ
X3PY
X3Q0
X3Q1
X3Q3
X3Q4
X3Q5
X3Q6
X3Q7
Description
COMPRESSION SPRING
BUTTON SWITCH
BATTERY
POWER CABLE
SEGMENT HANDLE
MOTOR HANDLE (TOP)
MOTOR HANDLE (DOWN)
CORD CLAMP
CORD GUARD
LIMIT SWITCH
HEX. HD. BOLT
CUTTER SHAFT GUARD
CR. RE. COUNT HD. SCREW
SPRING GUARD
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
CR. RE. COUNT HD. SCREW
RUBBER BLOCK
COLLAR
LOWER BLADE GUARD
X3Q8
X3Q9
X3QA
X3QB
X3QC
X3QD
X3QW
X3R7
X3R8
X3R9
X3RA
X3RB
X3RG
X3RH
X3RK
X3RL
HEX. HD. BOLT
X3RM
X3RN
X3RP
X3RQ
X3RR
X3RS
X3RT
NUT
LOCK NUT
FLAT WASHER
TABLE INSERT
CR. RE. COUNT HD. SCREW
TABLE
COIL SPRING
Size
QTY
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
I.D.
X3RU
X3RV
X3S0
X3S2
X3S6
X3S7
X3S8
X3SD
X3SE
X3SF
X3SG
X3SH
X3SJ
X3SK
X3SM
X3SN
X3SP
X3SQ
X3SS
Description
PLASTIC SLEEVE
LOCK NUT
FLAT WASHER
POINTER
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
SPRING WASHER
POINTER
REAR EXTENSION STAY
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
BOLT CLAMP
FLAT WASHER
SPRING WASHER
FENCE
MITER LOCK HANDLE
FLAT WASHER
SPRING WASHER
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
SLIDE PLATE
BASE
Size
BRACING PLATE
1
X3ST
HEX. HD. BOLT
M8*30
COLLAR
LOCK NUT
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
COLLAR
FLAT WASHER
SCREW
TRIGGER
BLADE
ARBOR COLLAR
ARBOR BOLT
BLADE WRENCH
SHAFT
TORSION SPRING
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
X3SV
X3T0
X3T1
X3T2
X3T3
X3T4
X3T5
X3T8
X3T9
X3TA
X3TB
X3TC
X3TF
X3TG
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
MOTOR ASS’Y
LASER ASS’Y
BEVEL LOCK HANDLE ASS’Y
ANGLE REGULATOR ASS’Y
HOLD DOWN CLAMP ASS’Y
EXTENSION WING ASS’Y
BEVEL BOLT
ROLLER
M5*10
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
M8*20
2
X3TH
LEVER
M8
M8
ø8
2
1
1
1
4
1
1
X3TJ
X3TL
X3W4
X3W9
X3WA
X3WB
PIVOT SHAFT
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
LABEL
SCALE
LABEL
HEX KEY
M6*14
M6*10
M5*6
M6*12
M6
M6*12
ø6
M8*20
M4*8
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CR. RE. PAN HD. TAPPING SCREW
CR. RE. PAN HD. TAPPING SCREW
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
RETAINING RING
DUST BAG
M10
ø10
M4*10
ø4
M6*16
M6*14
ø8
ø8
ø4
ø5
M5*12
M10*50
M6*18
M4*16
M5*40
QTY
1
1
2
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
3
3
1
1
1
2
2
3
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
8
2
2
1
1
M10*55
M4*8
1
1
1
1
1
1
10 in. COMPOUND MITER SAW
MODEL NO. 137.212410
SCHEMATIC FOR SAW
X3P9
X3SV
OPER
MANU ATOR’S
AL
X3P3
X3TA
X3PA
X3TA
X3P42
X3PG
X3TB 2
X3PE
X3W2
X3P2
X3P1
X3T1
X3TB 6
X3TC2
X3PD
X3PC
X3R7
X3TG
X3PH
X3R9
X3R8
X3R9
X3RA
X3RB
X3QW
X3TH
X3WB
X3QC
X3QD
X3QB
X3RV
X3Q4
X3Q5
X3Q6
X3RG
X3RH
X3Q9
X3RL2 X3QA
X3TJ
X3RK
X3T8
X3S63
X3S7
X3SM X3S8
X3Q0
X3Q1
X3Q34
X3RN
X3RP
X3TL
X3RQ
X3T92
X3TF2
X3S2
X3RR 4
X3RS
X3RT
X3W4
X3ST 2
X3SG 2
X3SH2
X3T4
X3RM 2
X3RU
X3SN2
X3WA
X3SP2
X3SF
X3ST
X3SG
X3SH
X3SQ3
X3SD
X3W9 X3SE
X3SJ
X3SS
X3T5
X3ST
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X3PJ
X3PY
X3Q7
X3Q8
X3S02
X3T3
X3T0
X3QD
X3T2
X3SK
10 in. COMPOUND MITER SAW
MODEL NO. 137.212410
PARTS LIST AND SCHEMATIC FOR MOTOR
I.D.
Description
I.D.
Description
X3P0
HEX. SOC. HD. CAP SCREW
Size
QTY
1
X3QJ
LABEL
1
X3PK
LABEL
1
X3QK BRUSH ASS’Y
2
X3PL
BRUSH HOLDER ASS’Y
2
X3QL
1
X3PM BRUSH COVER
2
X3QM CR. RE. PAN HD. TAPPING SCREW ST5*65
2
X3PQ MOTOR HOUSING
1
X3QN FIELD ASS’Y
1
X3PR
BEARING
1
X3QU HEX. SOC. HD. CAP SCREW
X3PS
SPRING
1
X3QR HEX. SOC. HD. CAP SCREW
1
X3PT
ARMATURE ASS’Y
1
X3QS
1
X3PU
COMPRESSION SPRING
1
X3QY NEEDLE BEARING
X3PV
ARBOR LOCK
1
X3R3
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
M5*16
2
X3PW BEARING
1
X3SB
FLAT WASHER
ø5
2
X3PX
ARM
1
X3SN
SPRING WASHER
ø5
4
X3PZ
FLAT WASHER
4
X3TD
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
M6*35
4
X3QE
RUBBER INSERT
1
X3TE
TOOTH WASHER
ø4.2
1
X3QF
CAP
1
X3TM
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
M4*10
1
X3QG LABEL
1
X3WC CUTTER SHAFT ASS’Y
X3QH LABEL
1
ø6
Size
QTY
FLOW GUIDE
M6*25
1
ANCHOR BLOCK
1
1
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10 in. COMPOUND MITER SAW
MODEL NO. 137.212410
PARTS LIST AND SCHEMATIC FOR STAND
I.D.
Description
X3NM
SHORT BOTTOM SUPPORT
Size
QTY
2
X3NN
FOOT PAD
4
X3NQ
LOWER LEG
4
X3NR
UPPER LEG
X3NS
CAPHEAD SQUARE NECK BOLT
X3NT
SHORT UPPER SUPPORT
X3NX
FLAT WASHER
ø6
4
X3NY
HEX. HD. BOLT
M6*30
4
X3SV
LONG BOTTOM SUPPORT BRACKET
2
X3SW
LONG BOTTOM SUPPORT BRACKET
2
X3SX
LONG UPPER SUPPORT
X3SY
TOOTH FLANGE NUT
X3SZ
LONG UPPER SUPPORT
4
M6*12
36
2
1
M6
40
1
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