Craftsman 172.10855 Owner`s manual

Craftsman 172.10855 Owner`s manual
Owner's Manual
71/4-in. CIRCULAR SAWS
Model Nos.
172.10855 (12 Amp)
172.10856 (13 Amp)
CAUTION:
Read, understand and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions
in this manual before using this product.
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SAFETY
OPERATION
MAINTENANCE
ESPANOL
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Warranty ....................................................
Safety Instructions .....................................
Safety Symbols .........................................
Description ................................................
Assembly ...................................................
Operation ...................................................
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Pages
Pages
2
3-10
10
11
12-13
14-22
Maintenance ..............................................
Accessories ...............................................
Service Numbers .......................................
Pages 23-24
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN
CIRCULAR SAW
If this CRAFTSMAN
Circular Saw fails to give complete
satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase,
RETURN ITTO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE
UNITED STATES, and Sears will replace it, free of charge,
If this CRAFTSMAN
Circular Saw is used for commercial or rental
purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date
of purchase.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817 WA, Hoffman
SAVETHESE INSTRUCTIONS!
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS!
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Estates, IL 60179
Z_ WARNING:
BE SURE to read and understand
all instructions.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
WORK AREA SAFETY
1. ALWAYS keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and
dark areas invite accidents.
2. DO NOT operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in
the presence of flammable
liquids, gases, or dust, Power tools create
sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes,
3. ALWAYS keep bystanders,
children, and visitors away while
operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
ELECTRICAL
SAFETY
1. Double insulated tools are equipped with a polarized plug (one blade
is wider than the other.)This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one
way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it
still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install a polarized
outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
2. Double insulation [] eliminates the need for the three-wire grounded power
cord and grounded power supply system. Applicable only to Class II
(double insulated) tools.
3. Before plugging in the tool, BE SURE that the outlet voltage supplied is
within the voltage marked on the tool's data plate. DO NOT use "AC only"
rated tools with a DC power supply.
4. ALWAYS avoid body contact with grounded surfaces, such as pipes,
radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric
shock if your body is grounded,
5. If operating the power tool in damp locations is unavoidable, ALWAYS
use a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter to supply power to your tool.
ALWAYS wear electrician's rubber gloves and footwear in
damp conditions.
6. DO NOT expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering
a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
7. DO NOT abuse the cord. NEVER use the cord to carry the tools or pull
the plug from the outlet. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges
or moving parts. Replace damaged cords immediately.
Damaged cords increase the risk of electric shock.
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY cont.
8. When operating a power tool outside, ALWAYS use an outdoor extension
cord marked "#V-A" or "W". These cords are rated for outdoor use and
reduce the risk of electric shock.
NOTE: The extension cord must have adequate wire size AWG
(American Wire Gauge) for safe, efficient use. Smaller gauge wires,
have greater capacity (16 gauge wire has more capacity than 18 gauge wire).
Minimum Gauge for Extension Cords (AWG)
Volts
Total Length of Cord in Feet
120V
025ft.
26 50ft.
51 100 ft.
101 150 ft.
Ampere Rating
AWG
AWG
AWG
AWG
More than 0
Not more than 6
16
16
16
14
More than 6
Not more than 10
More than 10
Not more than 12
16
16
14
12
16
16
14
12
14
12
More than 12
Not more than 16
PERSONAL
Not Recommended
SAFETY
1. ALWAYS stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense
when operating a power tool. DO NOT use tool while tired or under
the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention
while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
2. ALWAYS dress properly. DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry. Pull
back long hair. Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving
parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
3. ALWAYS avoid accidental starting. BE SURE switch is "Off" before
plugging in. Carrying tools with your finger on the switch or plugging in
tools that have the switch in the "On" position invites accidents.
4. ALWAYS remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning the
tool "On". A wrench or a key that is left attached to a rotating part of the
tool may result in personal injury.
5. DO NOT overreach. ALWAYS keep proper footing and balance at all
times. Proper footing and balance enables better control of the tool in
unexpected situations.
6. ALWAYS use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes, hardhat, or hearing protection must be used for
appropriate conditions.
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TOOL USE AND CARE SAFETY
1. ALWAYS use clamps or other practical ways to secure and support the
workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your
body is unstable and may lead to loss of control.
2. DO NOT force tool. Use the correct tool and blade for your application.
The correct tool and blade will do the job better and safer at the rate for which
it is designed.
3. DO NOT use tool if switch does not turn it "On" or "Off". Any tool that
cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
4. ALWAYS disconnect the plug from the power source before making any
adjustments,
changing accessories,or storing the tool. Such preventive
safety measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
5. ALWAYS store idle tools out of reach of children and other untrained
persons. Tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
6. ALWAYS maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean.
Properly maintained tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind
and are easier to control.
7. ALWAYS check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage
of parts, and any other condition that may affect the tool's operation. If
damaged, have the tool serviced before using. Many accidents are
caused by poorly maintained tools.
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RECOMMENDED
FOR USE WITH THIS TOOL MAY CREATE
WARNING:
USE OF ACCESSORIES
THAT ARE NOT
A HAZARDOUS
CONDITION.
8. Only use accessories that are recommended for this tool.
Accessories that may be suitable for one tool may become hazardous
when used on another tool.
SERVICE SAFETY
1.Tool service MUST BE performed only at a Sears Service Center.
Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could
result in a risk of injury.
2. When servicing a tool, Only use identical replacement parts.
Follow instructions in the Maintenance section of this manual. Use of
unauthorized parts or failure to follow Maintenance Instructions may create
a risk of electric shock or injury.
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SAFETY RULES FOR CIRCULAR SAWS
Z_ DANGER! Keep hands away from cutting area and blade.
Keep your second hand on the auxiliary handle or motor housing.
If both hands are holding the saw, they cannot be cut by the blade.
1. ALWAYS keep your body positioned to either side of the saw blade, but
not in line with the saw blade. Kickback could cause the saw to jump
backwards.
(See Kickback...What Causes It and Ways to Prevent It on pages 7-8).
2. DO NOT reach underneath the work. The guard cannot protect you from
the blade beneath the work.
3. ALWAYS check lower guard for proper closing BEFORE each use.
DO NOT operate the saw if the lower guard does not move freely and
close instantly. Never clamp or tie the lower guard in the open position.
If the saw is accidentally dropped, the lower guard may be bent. Raise the
lower guard with the retracting handle. Make sure that it moves freely and
does not touch the blade or any other part in all angles and depths of cut.
4. ALWAYS check the operation and condition of the lower guard spring.
If the guard and the spring are not operating properly, they MUST be
serviced before use. The lower guard may operate sluggishly, due to
damaged parts, gummy deposits, or a buildup of debris.
5.The lower guard should be retracted manually ONLY for making special
cuts, such as pocket or compound cuts. ALWAYS raise the lower guard
by retracting the handle. As soon as the blade enters the material, the
lower guard MUST be released. For all other sawing, the lower guard
should operate automatically.
6. ALWAYS make sure that the lower guard is covering the blade BEFORE
placing the saw down on a work bench or floor. An unprotected moving
blade will cause the saw to walk backwards, cutting whatever is in its path.
Make note of the time it takes for the blade to stop spinning after the
switch is released.
7. NEVER hold the piece being cut in your hands or across your legs.
It is important to support the work properly in order to minimize body
exposure, blade binding, or loss of control.
8. ALWAYS hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing
an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its
own cord. Contact with a 'live" wire will make the exposed metal parts of
the tool "live" and shock the operator.
9. When ripping, ALWAYS use a rip fence or straight edge guide. This
improves the accuracy of the cut and reduces the chance of the blade binding.
10. ALWAYS use blades that have the correct size and shape (diamond
vs. round) arbor holes. Blades that do not match the mounting hardware
of the saw will run erratically and will cause loss of control.
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SAFETY
RULES
FOR CIRCULAR
SAWS cont.
11. ALWAYS BE SURE that all adjusting screws and the blade holder are
fastened tightly BEFORE making a cut. Loose adjusting screws and holders
can cause the tool or blade to slip and loss of control may result.
12. When removing the blade from the tool, ALWAYS avoid contact with skin
and ALWAYS wear protective gloves when grasping the blade or accessory.
Accessories may be hot after prolonged use.
KICKBACK...WHAT
The Causes
CAUSES
IT AND WAYS TO PREVENT
IT
of Kickback
1. Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, bound or misaligned saw blade,
which causes the uncontrolled saw to lift up and out of the workpiece and
towards the operator.
2. When the blade is pinched or bound tightly by the kerf closing down, the
blade stalls and the motor reaction drives the unit rapidly back towards
the operator.
3. If the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in the cut, the teeth at the back
edge of the blade can dig into the top surface of the wood. This causes the
blade to climb out of the kerf and jump back towards the operator.
4. Kickback is a result of tool misuse and/or incorrect operating procedures or
conditions. It can be avoided by taking the proper precautions, as listed below.
Ways to Prevent Kickback
1. ALWAYS maintain a firm grip with both hands on the saw and position
your body and arms to allow you to resist KICKBACK forces.
KICKBACK forces can be controlled by the operator, if the proper
precautions are taken.
2. If the blade is binding, or when you are interrupting
a cut for any
reason, ALWAYS release the trigger and hold the saw motionless
in
the material until the blade comes to a complete stop. NEVER attempt
to remove the saw from the work or pull the saw backward while the
blade is in motion or KICKBACK may occur. ALWAYS check and be
ready to take corrective action to eliminate the cause of blade binding.
3. When restarting the saw in the workpiece,
ALWAYS center the blade
in the kerf and check to be sure that the saw teeth are not engaged
into the material. If the saw blade is binding, it may walk up or KICKBACK
from the workpiece when the saw is restarted.
4. ALWAYS support large panels to minimize the risk of blade pinching
and KICKBACK. Large panels tend to sag under their own weight.
Supports MUST be placed under the panel on both sides, near the line
of cut and near the edge of the panel.
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Ways to Prevent Kickback cont.
5. DO NOT use a dull or damaged blade. Unsharpened or improperly set
blades produce narrow kerf which causes excessive friction, blade
binding and KICKBACK.
6. ALWAYS be sure that the blade depth and adjusting locking levers are
tight and secure BEFORE making a cut. If blade adjustment shifts while
cutting, it may cause binding and KICKBACK.
7. ALWAYS use extra caution when making a "Pocket Cut" into existing
walls or other blind areas. The protruding blade may cut objects that
can cause KICKBACK.
8. ALWAYS have saw blade at full speed before contacting workpiece.
ALWAYS hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing
an
operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own
cord. Contact with a 'live" wire will make the exposed metal parts of the tool
"live" and shock the operator.
ADDITIONAL
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock,
WARNING:
BE SURE
to read and understand all instructions.
fire_ and/or
serious personal
injury.
1. Know your power tool. Read operator's manual carefully. Learn the
applications
and limitations, as well as the specific potential hazards
related to this tool. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock,
fire or serious injury.
2. ALWAYS wear safety glasses or eye shields when using this saw.
Everyday eyeglasses have only impact-resistant
lenses; they are
NOT safety glasses. Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious
personal injury.
3. ALWAYS protect your lungs.Wear
a face mask or dust mask if the
operation is dusty. Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious
personal injury.
4. ALWAYS protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection during
extended periods of operation. Following this rule will reduce the risk
of serious personal injury.
5. ALWAYS inspect the tool cords periodically
and if damaged have them
repaired at your nearest Sears Service Center or other Authorized
Service Facility. ALWAYS be aware of the cord location.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock or fire.
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ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION cont.
6. ALWAYS check for damaged parts. Before further use of the tool, a
guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully checked to
determine if it will operate properly and perform its intended function.
Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts,
and any other condition that may affect the tool's operation. A guard or
other part that is damaged, should be properly repaired or replaced at
a Sears Service Center. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock, fire or serious injury.
7. DO NOT abuse the cord. NEVER use the cord to carry the tool or pull
the plug from the outlet. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges
or moving parts. Replace damaged cords immediately. Damaged cords
increase the risk of electric shock. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock or fire.
8. ALWAYS make sure that your extension cord is in good condition.
When using an extension cord be sure to use one that is heavy
enough to carry the current that your tool will draw. A wire gauge
size (A.W.G.) of at least 16 is recommended for an extension 100 feet
or less in length. Using an extension cord that is over 100 feet in
length is not recommended. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge.
Smaller gauge wires, have greater capacity (16 gauge wire has more
capacity than 18 gauge wire). An undersized cord will cause a drop in
line voltage, resulting in loss of power and overheating.
9. ALWAYS inspect and remove all nails from lumber before sawing.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
10. DO NOT use the tool while tired or under the influence of drugs,
alcohol or any medication. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock, fire or serious personal injury.
11. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. Refer to them frequently and use them
to instruct others who may use this tool. If someone borrows this tool,
make sure they have these instructions also.
WARNING: The operation of any circular
saw can result in foreign objects being thrown into your
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Before
beginning power tool operation, ALWAYS wear safety
goggles or safety glasses with side shield and a full
face shield when needed. We recommend A Wide
Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or
standard safety glasses with side shield, available at
Sears Retail Stores.
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ADDITIONAL
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION cont.
WARNING:
Some dust particles created by power sanding,
sawing, grinding, drilling and other construction jobs contains
chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• Lead from lead-based paints.
• Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products.
• Arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending upon how often you do
this type of work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals:
• Work in a well-ventilated area.
• Work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust
masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
V ..................................................... Volts
A....................................................
Hz ..................................................
W ...................................................
min ................................................
Amperes
Hertz
Watts
Minutes
.................................................. Alternating current
.................................................
Direct current
no ..................................................
[] ..................................................
.../min ............................................
_k ................................................
No-load speed
Class II construction
Revolutions or Strokes per minute
Indicates danger, warning or caution.
It means attention! Your safety is involved.
IMPORTANT! READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
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Before attempting to use any tool, be sure to familiarize yourself with all the
operating features and safety instructions.
KNOWYOUR SAW (See Fig. 1)
Your circular saw has many built-in convenience features for fast, efficient
cutting. These features include easy to operate adjustments for depth-of-cut
and bevel cutting.
Electrical Connection
Your circular saw has a precision-built electric motor and it should only be
connected to a 120-volt, 60-Hz. power supply (normal household current).
DO NOT operate on direct current (DC). This large voltage drop will cause a
loss of power that will overheat the motor. If your saw does not operate when
plugged into an outlet, check the power supply.
Trigger Switch
To turn on the saw, push lock button with your thumb, then squeeze trigger
switch. Release switch to shut it off.
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djustment
Knob
Lower Blade Guard--
_indle
Wrench
Blade Wrench Storage Area
Input
Blade Diameter
Blade Arbor
Cutting Depth at 90o
Cutting Depth at 45o
Rating
No Load Speed
12Amp or 13Amp
7 1/4in. (184mm)
5/8-in. (16mm)
2 7/16in. (61.97mm)
1 13/16in. (47.24mm)
120 volts, 60 Hz AC
4800 RPM(12 Amp) 5200 RPM(13 Amp)
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UNPACKING
Your circular saw has been shipped completely assembled, except for the blade,
which is packed unassembled. Inspect the saw carefully to make sure that no
breakage or damage has occurred during shipping. If any parts are damaged or
missing, return the saw to your nearest Sears Store to have it replaced.
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.L_WARNING:
IF ANY PARTS ARE MISSING, DO NOT OPERATE THIS
SAW UNTIL THE MISSINNG PARTS ARE REPLACED. FAILURE TO DO
SO COULD RESULT IN POSSIBLE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.
MOUNTING THE BLADE TO SAW
Carefully remove the blade from its packing and thoroughly inspect it to be
sure that it is not cracked or damaged.
z_WARNING:
Your saw should NEVER be connected to the power
source when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or
removing blades, cleaning or when it is not in use. Disconnecting the saw
will prevent accidental starting, which could cause serious personal injury.
/_WARNING:
A 7 1/4-in. blade is the maximum blade capacity for your
saw. NEVER use a blade that is too thick to allow the outer blade washer to
engage with the flat side of the spindle. Larger blades will come into contact
with the blade guards, and thicker blades will prevent the blade screw from
securing the blade on the spindle. Either of these situations could result in
serious personal injury.
Your saw has a spindle lock button for locking the spindle on your saw in a
stationary position. Push and hold the spindle lock button when mounting,
changing or removing the blade.
1. Remove blade wrench from shoe.
2. Place saw on its side on a flat surface.
3. Use blade wrench to loosen blade screw by turning it in a counterclockwise
direction. Completely remove blade screw (See Fig. 2).
4. Remove outer "D" washer (See Fig. 2).
5. The part remaining is the inner bushing (See Fig. 2). It does not need to
be removed.
6. Wipe a drop of oil onto the inner bushing and outer "D" washer where they
will touch blade.
7. Place the saw blade inside the lower blade guard, onto the spindle and
against the inner bushing (See Fig. 2).
NOTE: The teeth of the blade should point upward at the front of the saw
as shown in Fig. 2.
8. Place saw on the edge of a flat surface so the blade is not in
contact with anything.
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MOUNTING THE BLADE TO SAW cont.
9. Raise lower blade guard using the blade guard handle and hold it in the raised
position for the next steps.
10. Replace the "D" washer (See Fig. 2).
11. Firmly hold down spindle lock button as you replace blade screw and hand
tighten it in a clockwise direction (See Fig. 2). Then use blade wrench to
tighten blade screw thoroughly.
12. Place blade wrench back in shoe.
NOTE: Always place angled portion of blade wrench upwards.
IMPORTANT: NEVER use a blade that is too thick to allow the "D" washer to
engage with the flat side of the spindle.
Fig. 2
REMOVING THE BLADE
1. Unplug the saw.
Z_ WARNING:
Failure to unplug the saw could result in accidental
starting causing possible serious personal injury.
2. Raise the lower blade guard using the guard handle, hold down the
spindle lock button.
3. Follow Steps 1 through 4 on Mounting Blade to Saw.
4. Carefully remove blade.
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careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient
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CAUTION:
DO NOT let familiarity with your saw make you
cause
severe injury.
SAW BLADES
All saw blades need to be kept clean, sharp and properly set in
order to cut efficiently. Using a dull blade places a heavy load on the saw
and increases the danger of kickback. Keep extra blades on hand, so sharp
blades are always available. Gum and wood pitch hardened on the blade
slows the saw down. Use gum and pitch remover, hot water or kerosene to
remove them. DO NOT use gasoline.
BLADE GUARD SYSTEM
The lower blade guard, attached to your circular saw, is there for your
protection and safety. It should NEVER be altered for any reason. If it
becomes damaged or begins to return slowly or sluggishly, DO NOT
operate your saw until the damage has been repaired or replaced. ALWAYS
leave the guard in its correct operating position when using the saw.
DANGER: When sawing through a workpiece, the lower blade guard
does not cover the blade on the underside of the workpiece. Since the blade
is exposed on the underside of the workpiece, ALWAYS keep your hands and
fingers away from the cutting area. Any part of your body coming in contact
with the moving blade will result in serious injury (see Fig. 3).
CAUTION: NEVER use the saw when the guard is not operating
properly.The 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 setting before using. NOTE: The guard is operating properly when it
moves freely and then readily returns to the closed position. If, for any reason.
your lower blade guard does not close freely, take it to your nearest Sears
Repair Center for service before using it.
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KICKBACK
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.
IMPORTANT: The best guard against
dangerous
practices.
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kickback
is to avoid
binds or the saw stalls. Kickback could cause you to lose control of the saw.
release injury.
trigger switch immediately if the blade
Loss DANGER:
of control can ALWAYS
lead to serious
F,g.,
KICKBACK _
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Blade usSet Too Deep
Kickback
is Caused By:
1. Incorrect Blade Depth Setting
(See Fig. 4).
2. Sawing into knots or nails in the workpiece.
3. Twisting the blade while making a cut.
Fig. 5
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4. Making a cut with a dull, gummed up,
or improperly set blade.
5. Not providing proper support for
workpiece (See Fig. 5).
6. Forcing a cut.
7. Cutting warped or wet lumber.
8. Tool misuse or incorrect operating
procedures.
9. Contacting the workpiece with blade
at less than full speed.
To Lessen the Chance of Kickback:
1. ALWAYS use the correct blade depth
setting. The correct blade depth setting
for all cuts should not be more than
1/4-inch below the material to be cut
(see Fig. 6).
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Correct Blade Depth Setting =
Blade Exposed 1/4-in. or less
on underside of workpiece
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To Lessen the Chance of Kickback: cont.
2. ALWAYS inspect the workpiece for knots or nails BEFORE beginning to
cut. NEVER saw into a knot or nail.
3. Make straight cuts. ALWAYS use a straight edge guide when rip cutting.
This will help prevent twisting the blade in the cut.
4. ALWAYS use clean, sharp and
properly set blades. NEVER
Fig. 7
make cuts with dull blades.
5. ALWAYS properly support the workpiece
before beginning a cut. This will help you
avoid pinching the blade. The right and
wrong ways to support large workpieces
are shown in Figures 5 and 7.
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6. ALWAYS use steady, even pressure
when making a cut. NEVER force the cut.
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7. DO NOT cut wet or warped lumber.
8. ALWAYS hold the saw firmly with both
hands and keep your body in a balanced
position. This will help you resist the forces of kickback, should it occur.
IMPORTANT: When using your saw, ALWAYS stay alert and exercise control.
DO NOT remove your saw from the workpiece, while the blade is moving.
DEPTH-OF-CUT
ADJUSTMENT
ALWAYS use the correct blade depth setting. The correct blade depth setting
for all cuts should not be more than 1/4-inch below the material being cut.
Allowing more depth will increase the chance of kickback and cause the cut to
be rough. Your saw is equipped with a depth-of-cut scale on the upper blade
guard that will provide increased depth-of-cut accuracy (See Fig. 8).
Fig. 8
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TO ADJUST BLADE
1. Unplug the saw.
DEPTH
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causing possible
personal
injury.
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_ WARNING:
Failureserious
to unplug
the saw
could result in accidental
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2.
3.
4.
5.
Raise depth adjust lever to loosen. (See Fig. 8).
Determine the desired depth of cut.
Locate the depth-of-cut scale on the back of the upper blade guard.
Hold the base of saw flat against the workpiece and then raise or lower the saw
until the indicator mark on the bracket aligns with the notch on the blade guard.
6. Lower depth adjust lever to tighten.
STARTING
A CUT
1. ALWAYS
use your saw with your hands positioned correctly (See Fig. 9).
sawing safer and easier. Loss of control of the saw could cause an accident
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_ WARNING:
maintain proper control of the saw to make
in possible ALWAYS
serious injury.
NEVER use the saw with your
hands positioned as shown
in Fig. 107
TO HELP MAINTAIN
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Fig. 9
CONTROL
1. ALWAYS support the workpiece
near the cut.
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2. ALWAYS support the workpiece so
the cut will be on your right.
3. ALWAYS clamp the workpiece
so it will not move during the cut.
Place the workpiece with the good
side down.
NOTE: The good side is the side
where appearance is important.
Before starting a cut, draw a guideline
along the desired line of cut. Then place
the front edge of the saw base on that
part of the workpiece, that is solidly
supported (See Fig. 9).
4.NEVER place the saw on the part of
the workpiece that will fall off when
the cut is made (see Fig. 10).
5.ALWAYS keep the cord away from the
cutting area. ALWAYS place the cord so it does not hang up on the
workpiece when making a cut.
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TO HELP MAINTAIN CONTROL cont.
the trigger
switch
immediately.
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the cord
hanging up Ifagain.
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Unplug the saw and move the cord to prevent
hangs up on the workpiece during a cut, release
injury or death. If the cord has been damaged, have it replaced before using
DANGER:
Using the saw with a damaged cord could result in serious
the saw
again.
Hold the saw firmly with both hands
(See Fig. 11).
Squeeze the trigger switch to start the
saw. ALWAYS let the blade reach full
speed before you begin the cut into
the workpiece.
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reaches full speed, it could cause the saw to kickback towards you, resulting
WARNING:
If the blade comes in contact with the workpiece before it I
in serious
injury.
When making a cut, ALWAYS use steady, even pressure. Forcing the saw
causes rough cuts and could shorten the life of the saw or cause kickback.
DANGER: When sawing through the workpiece, the lower blade
guard does not cover the blade.The blade is exposed on the under side
of the workpiece. ALWAYS keep your hands and fingers away from the
cutting area. Any part of your body coming in contact with the moving
blade will result in serious injury.
After completing your cut, release the trigger switch and allow the blade to
come to a complete stop. DO NOT remove the saw from the workpiece while
the blade is moving.
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is exposed on the under side of the saw until the lower blade guard closes.
ALWAYS
MAKE SURE
that the
blade
before the
setting
CAUTION:
Whenever
youlower
lift your
sawguard
from is
theclosed
workpiece,
blade
the saw down on work surface.
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MAKING CROSS CUTS OR RIP CUTS
1. When making cross or rip cuts, align
your line of cut with the outer blade
guide notch on the base of the saw
(See Fig. 12).
2. Since blade thicknesses vary, ALWAYS
make a trial cut in scrap material along
the guideline to determine how much,
if any the guideline must be offset to
get an accurate cut.
MAKING BEVEL CUTS
1. Your saw can be adjusted to cut at any
angle between 0° and 45 °. 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 Fig. 13).
2. Align your line of cut with the inner
blade guide notch on the base of the
saw when making 45 ° bevel cuts.
3. Since blade thicknesse can vary and
different angles require different settings,
ALWAYS make a trial cut in scrap
materials along a guideline to determine
how much you should offset the guideline
on the board to be cut.
4. When making a bevel cut ALWAYS hold
your saw firmly with both hands
(See Fig. 14).
5. Rest the front edge of the base on the
workpiece. Then squeeze the trigger
switch to start the saw. ALWAYS let the
blade reach full speed, then guide the
saw into the workpiece.
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Fig. 12
Align Outer Blade Guide Notch
on Saw Base with Line of Cut
(as shown) When Making Cross
Cuts or Rip Cuts
Fig. 13
Align Inner Blade Guide
Notch
on
Shoe with Line of Cut (as shown)
When Making 45° Bevel Cuts
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reaches full speed, it could cause the saw to kickback towards you, resulting
WARNING:
If the blade comes in contact with the workpiece before it I
in serious
injury.
After completing your cut, release the trigger switch and allow the blade to come
to a complete stop. DO NOT remove the saw from the workpiece while the
blade is moving.
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TO ADJUSTTHE
BEVEL SETTING
1. Unplug the saw.
WARNING:
Failureserious
to unplug
the saw
could result in accidental
starting
causing possible
personal
injury.
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2. Loosen Knob (See Fig. 15).
3. Raise the motor housing end of the saw until you reach the desired angle
setting on the bevel scale See Fig. 15).
4. Tighten Knob securely.
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/K WARNING:
can resultAttempting
in serious
a bevel cut without the knob being securely
injury.
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POSITIVE 0° BEVEL STOP (See Fig. 15)
Your saw has a positive 0° bevel stop, it was adjusted at the factory to assure 0°
angle of the saw blade for 90 ° cuts. However shipping can cause misalignment.
To Check
1. Unplug the saw.
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Z_ WARNING:
Failureserious
t° unplug
the saw
could result in accidental
causing possible
personal
injury.
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2. Place saw in an upside down position on workbench (See Fig. 15).
3. Use a carpenter's square to check the squareness of the saw blade to
the shoe on your saw.
To Adjust
1. Unplug the saw.
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Z_ WARNING:
Failureserious
to unplug
the saw
could result in accidental
causing possible
personal
injury.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Loosen knob.
Loosen hex nut securing adjustment screw.
Turn screw and adjust shoe until square with saw blade.
Tighten hex nut and knob securely.
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WARNING:
to make cuts without knob securely tightened
can result
in seriousAttempting
injury.
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TO MAKE POCKET CUTS
pocket cut. Attempting
a pocket cut at any other setting can result in a loss
adjust
bevel
setting
to zero before making a
causing
serious
injury.
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iKcontrol
WARNING:
of the saw,ALWAYS
possibly
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1. Adjust the bevel setting to zero, set the blade to the correct blade depth setting,
and swing the lower blade guard up, using the lower blade guard handle.
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WARNING:
ALWAYS raise the lower blade guard with the handle
serious injury.
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2. While holding the lower blade guard by the handle, firmly rest the front of the
shoe flat against the workpiece with the rear handle raised so the blade does
not touch the workpiece (See Fig. 16).
3. Squeeze the trigger switch to start the
saw. ALWAYS let the blade reach full
speed, then slowly lower the blade onto
the workpiece until the shoe is flat
against the workpiece.
4. After you complete the cut, release the
trigger switch and allow the blade to
come to a complete stop. After the
blade has stopped, remove it from the
workpiece. Corners can then be cleared
out with a hand saw or sabre saw.
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/!'k,WARNING:
the blade
NEVER could
tie theresult
lower inblade
guard
in the raised position.
exposed
serious
injury.
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MAKING RIP CUTS
ALWAYS use a guide when making long or wide rip cuts with your saw.You can
use either a straight edge or use the Optional Rip/Edge Guide with a 5-inch scale
(sold separately at your local Sears store or Craftsman outlet).
Using a Straight Edge
You can make an efficient rip guide
by clamping a straight edge to your
workpiece. (See Fig.17)
Fig.
1. Secure the workpiece.
2. Use C-clamps to firmly attach straight
edge to the workpiece.
3. Carefully guide the saw along the
straight edge for a straight rip cut.
4. DO NOT bind the blade in the cut.
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MAKING RIP CUTS cont.
Using The Rip/Edge Guide (sold separately)
To Attach the Rip/Edge Guide
1. Unplug the saw.
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WARNING:
NEVER Failure to unplug the saw could result in
accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury.
2. Place edge guide through holes in
the shoe of the saw (See Fig, 18).
3. Adjust edge guide to the
desired length of cut.
4. Tighten the knob that holds
the edge guide securely.
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Fig. 18
R_/eG_,uide \
/ "_
_/ -
Place Rip/Edqe
Guide Through Holes
Using the Rip/Edge Guide
1. Place the face of the edge guide firmly against the edge of the
workpiece (See Fig. 18). Doing this will give you a straight
cut without pinching the blade.
2. BE SURE that the guiding edge of the workpiece that the
edge guide is riding on is straight so you get a straight cut.
3. DO NOT bind the blade in the cut.
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SERVICE
WARNING:
Preventive maintenance
performed by unauthorized
personnel
may result in misplacing
of internal wires and components,
which could cause a serious hazard,
1. Tool service MUST BE performed only by a Sears Service Center.
Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result
in a risk of injury.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All service that requires opening the saw should only be
performed at a Sears Service Center.
2. When servicing a tool, ALWAYS use only identical replacement parts. Follow
instructions in the Maintenance Section of this manual. Use of unauthorized
parts or failure to follow Maintenance Instructions may create a risk of electric
shock or injury.
GENERAL
WARNING:
To avoid accidents, ALWAYS disconnect the tool from
the power source BEFORE cleaning or performing any maintenance.
All parts represent an important part of the double insulation system and
should be serviced only at a Sears Service Center.
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most plastics are
susceptible to damage from various types of commercial solvents and
may be damaged by their use. Use clean cloths to remove dirt,
carbon dust, etc.
Z_ WARNING: DO NOT at any time let brake fluids, gasoline,
petroleum-based products, penetrating oils, etc. to come in contact
with plastic parts. They contain chemicals that can damage, weaken
or destroy plastic.
It is a known fact that electric tools are subject to accelerated wear and
possible premature failure when they are used to work on fiber glass
wallboard, spackling compounds or plaster.
Thechips and grindings from these materials are highly abrasive to electrical
tool parts, such as bearings, brushes, commutators, etc. Consequently,
it is not recommended that this tool be used for extended work on any
fiber glass material, wallboard, spackling compound, or plaster.
During any use on these materials, it is extremely important that the tool
is cleaned frequently by blowing with an air jet.
LUBRICATION
All of the bearings in this tool are lubricated with a sufficient amount of
high-grade lubricant for the life of the tool under normal operating conditions.
Therefore, no further lubrication is required.
WARNING: ALWAYS wear safety goggles or safety glasses with
or side shields when using this tool or blowing dust. If operation is dusty,
also wear a dust mask.
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DOUBLE INSULATION
Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power tools, which
eliminates the need for the standard 3-wire grounded power cord. All
exposed metal parts are isolated from the internal motor components
with
protecting insulation. Double insulated tools do not need to be grounded.
IMPORTANT
The servicing of a tool with double insulation requires extreme care and
knowledge of the system and should be performed only by a qualified service
technician. For service, we recommend that you return the tool to your nearest
Sears Service Center for repair. ALWAYS use identical replacement
parts when servicing.
EXTENSION
CORDS
The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of power.To keep the loss
at a minimum and to prevent overheating,
use an extension cord that is heavy
enough to carry the current that the tool will draw.
A wire gauge (AWG) of at least 16 is recommended
for an extension cord
100 feet or less in length. When working outdoors ALWAYS use an extension
cord that is suitable for outdoor use.The cord's jacket will be marked WA.
CAUTION:
Keep extension cords away from the cutting area,
and position the cord so it will not get caught on lumber, tools, etc.
during the cutting operation.
WARNING: Check extension cords before each use. If damaged,
replace it immediately. NEVER use a tool with a damaged cord because
touching the damaged area could cause electrical shock, resulting in
serious injury.
Sears offers a large selection of extension cords that help extend your
working range.
The following
recommended
accessories
are
currently
available at
your local
Sears Store.
7 1/4-in. 40-Tooth General-Purpose
Cut-Off Blade
7 1/4-in. 35-Tooth Master Combination
Blade
7 1/4-in. 200-Tooth Plywood Blade
7 1/4-in. 18-Tooth Carbide Blade
7 1/4-in. 18-Tooth Mach II Silver Series Carbide Blade
7 1/4-in. 24-Tooth Mach II Silver Series Carbide Blade
7 1/4-in. 24-Tooth Combination
Carbide Blade
Rip / Edge Guide
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WARNING: might
The use
be dangerous
of attachments
and could
or accessories
result in serious
that are injury.
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