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Operator's Manual
12 in. COMPOUND
MITER SAW
Double Insulated
Model No.
315.212240
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CAUTION:
Read and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions before first use of
this product.
Customer
Sears,
Safety
Features
Adjustments
Operation
Maintenance
Parts List
Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Roebuck
Visit the Craftsman
972000-986
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and
Co.,
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page:
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Rd.,
Hoffman
www.sears.com/craftsman
Estates,
IL 60179
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Table of Contents .................................................................................................................................................
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Warranty and Introduction
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Rules for Safe Operation .................................................................................................................................
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Glossary of Terms ................................................................................................................................................
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Product Specifications
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Accessory List ......................................................................................................................................................
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Loose arts List and Tools Needed .......................................................................................................................
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Labels .................................................................................................................................................................
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Features .......................................................................................................................................................
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Adjustments
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Operation
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Laser Guide .................................................................................................................................................
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Maintenance
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Accessories ..................................................................................................................................................
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Exploded Views and Repair Parts Lists .......................................................................................................
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Parts Ordering ! Service ....................................................................................................................................
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and Unpacking ................................................................................................................
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
If this product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase,
Sears will repair it free of charge.
Contact a Sears Service Center for repair.
If this product is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies only for 90 days from the date
of purchase.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Your saw has many features for making cutting
operations more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety,
performance and dependability have been given top
priority in the design of this saw making it easy to
maintain and operate.
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CAUTION: Carefully read through this entire
operator's manual before using your new saw.
Pay close attention to the Rules For Safe
Operation, and all Safety Alert Symbols including
Danger, Warning and Caution. If you_use your
saw properly and only for what it is intended, you
will enjoy years of safe, reliable service.
Look for this symbol to point out important
means attention!!!
Your safety is involved.
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safety
precautions.
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WARNING:
The operation of any tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which
can result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear
safety goggles or safety glasses _,ith side shields and a full face shield when needed. We
recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses
with side shields. Always wear eye protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and
the explanations with them, deserve your careful attention and understanding. The safety warnings do
not by themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for
proper accident prevention measures.
SYMBOL
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MEANING
SAFETY
ALERT
SYMBOL:
Indicates danger, warning or caution. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs.
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DANGER: Failure to obey a safety warning will resuit in serious injury to yourself or to others.
Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
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WARNING:
Failure to obey a safety warning can result in serious injury to yourself or to others.
Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
CAUTION:
Failure to obey a safety warning may result in property damage or personal injury to
yourself or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock
and personal injury.
NOTE:
DOUBLE
Advises you of information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment.
INSULATION
IMPORTANT
Double insulation is a concept in safety, in electric
power tools, which eliminates the need for the usual
three-wire grounded power cord. All exposed metal
parts are isolated fror_ internal metal motor
components with protecting insulation. Double
insulated tools do not need to be grounded.
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Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge of the
system and should be performed only by a qualified
service technician. For service we suggest you return
the tool to your nearest Sears store for repair. Always
use original factory replacement parts when servicing.
KEEP THE WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered work
areas and work benches invite .accidents. DO NOT
leave tools or pieces of wood on the saw while it is
in operation.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to operate this tool
until you have read thoroughly and understand
completely all instructions, safety rules, etc.
contained in this manual. Failure to comply can
result in accidents involving fire, electric shock,
or serious personal injury. Save operator's
manual and review frequently for continuing safe
operation, and instructing others who may use
this tool.
DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS
ENVIRON-
MENTS. Do not use power tools ne&r gasoline or
other flammable liquids, in damp or wet locations,
or expose them to rain. Keep the work area well lit.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. All
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visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept a
safe distance from work area. Do not let visitors
contact tool or extension cord while operating.
KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read the operator's
manual carefully. Learn the saw's applications and
limitations as well as the specific potential hazards
related to this tool.
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GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK by
preventing body contact with grounded surfaces
such as pipes, radiators, ranges, refrigerator
enclosures.
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KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in good working
order.
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REMOVE WRENCHES
AND ADJUSTING
KEYS.
Get in the habit of checking - before turning on tool
- that hex keys and adjusting wrenches are removed from tool.
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MAKE WORKSHOP CHILDPROOF with padlocks
and master switches or by removing starter keys.
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DO NOT FORCE THE TOOL it will do the job
better and more safely at the rate for which it was
designed.
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USE THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB. Do not
force the tool or attachment to do a job it was not
designed for. Use it only the way it was intended.
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USE THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make
sure your extension cord is in good condition. Use
only a cord heavy enough to carry the current your
product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a
drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and
overheating. A wire gage size (A.W.G.) of at least
14 is recommended for an extension cord 25 feet
or less in length. If in doubt, use the next heavier
gage. The smaller the gage number, the heavier
the cord.
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INSPECT TOOL CORDS AND EXTENSION
CORDS PERIODICALLY and, if damaged, have
repaired by a qualified service technician at a
Sears store or repair center. Stay constantly aware
of cord location and keep it well away from the
moving blade.
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DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing,
gloves, neckties, rings, bracelets, or other jewelry
that can get caught and draw you into moving
parts. Nonslip footwear is recommended. Also
wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
breakage of parts, saw stability, mounting and any
other conditions that may affect its operation. A
damaged part must be properly repaired or replaced by a qualified service technician at a Sears
store or repair center to avoid _isk of personal
injury.
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NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED.
TURN THE POWER OFF. Do not leave tool until it
comes to a complete stop.
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FIRMLY CLAMP OR BOLT your miter saw to a
workbertch or table at approximately hip height.
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USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES. Use the right
blade size, style and cutting speed for the material
and the type of cut. Do not use blades with incorrect size holes. Never use blade washers or blade
bolts that are defective or incorrect. The maximum
blade capacity of your saw is 12 in.
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KEEP BLADES CLEAN, SHARP, AND WITH
SUFFICIENT SET. Sharp blades minimize stalling
and kickback.
DO NOT REMOVE THE SAW'S BLADE
ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WITH SIDE
SHIELDS. Everyday eyeglasses have only impact"resistant lenses, they are NOT safety glasses.
GUARDS. Never operate the saw with any guard or
cover removed. Make sure all guards are operating
properly before each use.
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WEAR A DUST MASK to keep from inhaling fine
particles.
KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA. Do
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PROTECT YOUR HEARING. Wear hearing
protection during extended periods of operation.
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SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold
work when practical, it's safer than using your
hand and frees both hands to operate tool.
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DO NOT OVERREACH.
balance at all times.
not reach underneath work or in blade cutting path
with your hands and fingers for any reason. Always
turn the power off.
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BLADE COASTS AFTER BEING TURNED OFF.
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DO NOT ABUSE CORD. Never yank cord to
disconnect it from receptacle. Keep cord from heat,
oil, and sharp edges.
Keep proper footing and
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MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp
and clean for better and safer performance. Follow
instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
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DISCONNECT ALL TOOLS. When not in use,
before servicing, or when changing attachments,
all tools should be disconnected.
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AVOID ACCIDENTAL
STARTING.
USE ONLY OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORDS. Use
only extension cords with the marking "AcceptAble
for use with outdoor appliances; store cords indoors
while not in use". Use extension cords with an
electrical rating not less than the saw's rating.
Always disconnect the extension cord from the
outlet before disconnecting the product from the
extension cord.
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DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT
TURN IT ON AND OFF. Have defective switches
replaced by a qualified service technician at a
Sears store or repair center.
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KEEP TOOL DRY, CLEAN, AND FREE FROM OIL
AND GREASE. Always use a clean cloth when
cleaning. Never use brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum-based products, or any solvents to clean tool.
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ALWAYS SUPPORT LONG WORKPIECES
Be sure switch
is off when plugging in any tool.
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USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES.
improper accessories may risk injury.
Using
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NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury could
occur if the tool is tipped or if the blade is
unintentionally contacted.
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CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before using the tool
again, check any damaged parts, including guards,
for proper operation and performance. Check
alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts,
while
cutting to minimize risk of blade pinching and
kickback: Saw may slip, walk or slide while Cutting
long or heavy boards.
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adjustments
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ALWAYS release the power switch and allow the
saw blade to stop rotating before raising it out of
the workpiece.
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DO NOT TURN THE MOTOR SWITCH ON AND
OFF RAPIDLY. This could cause the saw blade to
loosen and could create a hazard. Should this ever
occur, stand clear and allow the saw blade to come
to a complete stop. Disconnect your saw from the
power supply and securely retighten the blade bolt.
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USE ONLY SEARS REPLACEMENT PARTS. All
repairs, whether electrical or mechanical, should
be made by a qualified service technician at a
Sears store or repair center.
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WHEN SERVICING, use only identical Craftsman
replacement parts. Use of any other parts may
create a hazard or cause product damage.
are secure.
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BE SURE BLADE PATH IS FREE OF NAILS.
Inspect for and remove all nails from lumber before
cutting.
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ALWAYS USE A CLAMP to secure the workpiece
when possible.
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NEVER TOUCH BLADE or other moving parts
during use for any reason.
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BE SURE THE BLADE CLEARS THE WORKPIECE. Never start the saw with the blade touching
the workpiece. Allow motor to come up to full
speed before starting cut.
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MAKE SURE THE MITER TABLE AND SAW
ARM (BEVEL FUNCTION) ARE LOCKED IN
POSITION BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SAW.
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Lock the miter table by securely tightening the
miter lock handle. Lock the saw arm (bevel function) by securely tightening the bevel lock knob.
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NEVER USE A LENGTH STOP ON THE FREE
SCRAP END OF A CLAMPED WORKPIECE.
NEVER hold onto or bind the free scrap end of the
workpiece in any operation. If a work clamp and
length stop are used together, they must both be
installed on the same side of the saw table to
prevent the saw from catching the loose end and
kicking up.
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NEVER cut more than one piece at a time. DO
NOT STACK more than one workpiece on the saw
table at a time.
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NEVER PERFORM ANY OPERATION FREEHAND. Always place the workpiece to be cut on
the miter table and position it firmly against the
fence as a backstop. Always use the fence.
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NEVER hand hold a workpiece that is too small to
be clamped. Keep hands clear of the no hands
zone.
POLARIZED PLUGS. To reduce the risk of electric
shock, this tool has 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 the
proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
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IF,ANY PART OF THIS MITER SAW IS MISSING
or should break, bend, or fail in any way, or should
any electrical component fail to perform properly,
shut off the power switch, remove the miter saw
plug from the power source and have damaged,
missing, or failed parts replaced before resuming
operation.
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DO NOT OPERATE THIS TOOL WHILE UNDER
THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL, OR
ANY MEDICATION.
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ALWAYS STAY ALERT! Do not allow familiarity
(gained from frequent use of your saw) to cause a
careless mistake. ALWAYS REMEMBER that a
careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict
NEVER reach behind, under, or within three inches
of the blade and its cutting path with your hands
and fingers for any reason.
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NEVER reach to pick up a workpiece, a piece of
scrap, or anything else that is in or near the cutting
path of the blade.
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AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS AND HAND
POSITIONS where a sudden slip could cause your
hand to move into the blade. ALWAYS make sure
you have good balance. NEVER operatQ your
miter saw on the floor or in a crouched position.
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ATMOSPHERE. Normal sparking of-the motor
could ignite fumes.
NEVER stand or have any part of your body in line
with the path of the saw blade.
severe injury.
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STAY ALERT AND EXERCISE CONTROL. Watch
what you are doing and use common sense. Do
not operate tool when you are tired. Do not
rush.
MAKE SURE THE WORK AREA HAS AMPLE
LIGHTING to see the.work and that no obstructions will interfere with safe operation BEFORE
performing any work using your saw.
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ALWAYS TURN OFF THE SAW before disconnecting it to avoid accidental starting when reconnecting to power supply. NEVER leave the saw
unattended while connected to a power source.
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NEVER lift this tool by gripping the sliding miter
fence.
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AVOID direct eye exposure when using the laser
guide.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. Refer to them
frequently and use to instruct other users. If you
loan someone this tool, loan them these instructions also.
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WARNING:
Some dust created by power
sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
construction activities contains chemicals known
to cause cancer, birth defects o.r other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals
are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement
and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemicallytreated 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 those dust masks that are
specially designed to filter out microscopic
particles.
SAVETHESEINSTRUCTIONS
Arbor
The shaft on which a blade or cutting tool is mounted.
Bevel Cut
A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle
other than 90 ° to the miter table.
Crosscut
A cutting or shaping operation made across the grain
of the workpiece.
Compound Miter Cut
A compound miter cut is a cut made using a miter
angle and a bevel angle at the same time.
Freehand
Performing a cut without using a fence, miter gage,
fixture, work clamp, or other proper device to keep the
workpiece from twisting or moving during the cut.
Gum
A sticky, sap based residue from wood products.
Miter Cut
A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle
other than 90" to the fence.
Resin
A sticky, sap base substance that has hardened.
Revolutions
Per Minute (RPM)
The number of turns completed by a spinning object
in one minute.
Saw Blade Path
The area over, under, behind, or in front of the blade.
As it applies to the workpiece, that area which will be,
or has been, cut by the blade.
Set
The distance that the tip of the sawblade tooth is bent
(or set) outward from the face of the blade.
Thro_-Back
Throwing of a workpiece in a manner similar to a
kickback. Usually associated with a cause other than
the kerf closing, such as a workpiece not being
against the fence, being dropped into the blade, or
being placed inadvertently in contact with the blade.
Through Sawing
Any cutting operation where the blade extends
completely through the thickness of the workpiece.
Workpiece
The item on which the cutting operation is being done.
The surfaces of a workpiece are commonly referred to
as faces, ends, and edges.
Zero Clearance Throat Plate
A plastic throat plate inserted in the miter table that
allows for blade clearance. When you make your first
cut with your compound miter saw, the saw blade cuts
a slot through the throat plate the exact width of the
blade. This provides for a zero clearance kerr that
minimizes workpiece tear-out.
No Hands Zone
The area between the marked lines on the left and
right side of the miter table base. This zone is
identified by no hands zone labels placed inside the
marked lines on the miter table base.
Blade Diameter
Blade Arbor
No Load Speed
Rating
Input
12 in.
4000 RPM
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WARNING:
If any parts are missing, do not
operate this tool until the missing parts are
replaced. Failure to do so could result in possible
serious personal injury.
Remove all loose parts from the carton. Separate
and check with the list of loose pans. See Figure2.
Remove the packing materials from around your
saw.
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Carefully lift saw from the canon and place it on a
level work surface. This saw is heavy. To avoid
back injury, get help when needed.
7-7/8 in. x 2-1/2 in.
Cutting Capacity with Miter at 45°/Bevel 0°:
width x height
5-1/2 in. x 2-1/2 in.
Cutting Capacity with Miter at 0°/Bevel 45°:
width x height
41 Ibso
Your Compound Miter Saw has been shipped
completely assembled except for the accessories,
blade, miter lock handle, and dust guide or dust bag.
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width x height
15 Amperes
120 Volts, 60 Hz, AC Only
Net Weight
Cutting Capacity with Miter at 0°/Bevel 0°:
5/8 in.
7-7/8 in. x 1-3/4 in.
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Do not discard the packing materials until you have
carefully inspected the saw, identified all loose
parts, and satisfactorily operated your new saw.
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Your saw has been shipped with the saw arm
locked in the down position. To release saw arm,
push down on top of saw arm and pull out the lock
pin. See Figure 4.
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Hand pressure should remain on the saw arm to
prevent sudden rise upon release of the lock pin.
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Examine all parts to make sure no breakage or
damage has occurred during shipping.
If any pans are damaged or missing, do not attempt to
plug in the power cord and turn the switch on until the
damaged ormissing parts are obtained and are
installed correctly.
Thefollowingaccessories
areincludedwithyourCompound
MiterSaw:
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DustBag
TableExtensions
(1)
SupportRod(2)
StopBlock
StopBlockKnob
WingNut
WorkClampAssembly
ClampSupport
ClampExtension
Rod(1)
PhillipsScrew(4)
TableClampBracket
ExtensionClampBracket
SquareHeadBolt(1)
ClampBracketScrew(1)
CarriageBolt(1)
Adjustment
Screw(4)
CLAMP
SUPPORT
STOP
BLOCK
KNOB
PHILLIPS
SCREW
DUSTBAG
STOPBLOCK
CLAMP
EXTENSION
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TABLE
WORKCLAMP
ASSEMBLY
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CARRIAGE
BOLT_"_
EXTENSION
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ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
SQUARE
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BOLT_
PHILLIPS
SCREW
SUPPORT
R0O
wING
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NUT
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
<_TABLE
EXTENSION CLAMP
CLAMP
BRACKET
BRACKET
CLAMP
BRACKET
SCREW
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The following items are included with your Compound Miter Saw:
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Saw Blade - 12 in.
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6 mm Hex Key Wrench
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Miter Lock Handle
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10 mm Hex Key Wrench
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Dust Guide
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Laser Guide
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Blade Wrench
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Hex Key Bolt
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5 mm Hex Key Wrench
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Operator's
Manual
10 mm HEX KEY
BLADEWRENCH
HEXKEY
BOLT
SAW BLADE
6 mm HEXKEY
F
5mmHEXKEY
_OCK
HANDLE
Fig. 1
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WARNING:
The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous and could cause
serious personal injury.
The following tools (not included) are needed for
checking adjustments of your saw or for installing the
blade:
FRAMINGSQUARE
COMBINATION
SQUARE
PHILLIPSSCREWDRIVER
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The following labels are on the miter saw with locations indicated.
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FAILURE TO RESTORE
AND TIGHTEN
LOWER GUARD
SCREW MAY RESULT
IN A SERIOUS
INJURY
DANGER:
DO NOT REMOVE
ANY GUARD. USE OF SAW
WITHOUT THIS GUARD WILL
RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.
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• For your safety, read owners manual before operating
miter saw,
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Wear eye protection,
Keep hands out of path of saw blade.
Do not operate saw without guards in place.
Do not perform any operation freehand.
Never reach around the Saw blade.
• Turn off tool and wait for saw blade to stop before
moving workpiece or changing settings.
• Disconnect the saw from the power source before
changing blade or servicing.
• Do not expose to rain or usa in damp places.
• Para su seguridad, lea el manual del usuario antes
de usar la sierra ingletadora.
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12 inch Compound
Miter Saw
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INSULATED4,000 RPM 120 VOLTS60 ltz AC ONLY15 A
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cRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS.
MODEL 315.212240
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KNOW
YOUR
COMPOUND
MITER
SAW
CUTTING
See Figure 3.
When the miter angle (miter table) is set at 0 ° and
the bevel angle is set at 0°:
Before attempting to use your saw, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety requirements.
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CAPACITIES
Your saw will cut materials
up to:
width x height
7-7/8 in. x 2-1/2 in.
When the miter angle (miter table) is set at 45 ° and
the bevel angle is set at 0°:
WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity with your
saw to make you careless. Remember that a
careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict
severe injury.
Your saw will cut materials up to:
width x height
5-1/2 in. x 2-1/2 in.
When the miter angle (miter table) is set at 0 ° and
the bevel angle is set at 45°:
15 AMP MOTOR
Your saw has a powerful 15 amp motor with sufficient
power to handle tough cutting jobs. It is made with all
ball bearings, and has externally accessible brushes
Your saw will cut materials up to:
width x height
7-7/8 in. x 1-3/4 in.
for ease of servicing.
12 in. BLADE
A 12 in. saw blade is included with your compound
miter saw. It will cut materials up to 7-7/8 in. wide,
depending upon the thickness of the material and the
setting at which the cut is being made.
6 mm
HEXKEY
UPPER
BLADEGUARD
BEVEL
LOCKKNOB
SAWARM
DUST
GUIDE
BEVEL
SCALE
HEXKEY
STORAGEAREA
TABLE
"NO HANDSZONE"
LINE
NO HANDS
ZONELABEL
FENCE
ZEROCLEARANCE
THROATPLATE
MITERSCALE
CONTROLARM
MITER
TABLE FRAME
POSITIVESTOP(S)
MITER
LOCKHANDLE
MITER
LOCKPLATE
Fig. 3
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CARRYINGHANDLE
SPINDLE
See Figure 4.
See Figure 5.
For convenience when carrying or transporting your
miter saw from one place to another, a carrying
handle has been provided on top of the saw arm as
shown in figure 4. To transport, turn off and unplug
your saw, then lower the saw arm and lock it in the
down position. Lock saw arm by depressing the lock
pin.
A spindle lock button has been provided for locking
the spindle which keeps the blade in your saw from
rotating. Depress and hold the lock button while
installing, changing, or removing blade only.
LOCK BUTTON
SWITCHTRIGGER
SPINDLE
LOCKBUTrON
CARRYING
HANDLE
LOCKPIN _)
SAW
ARM
Fig. 5
TRIGGER
LOCK
See Figure 6.
To prevent unauthorized use of your compound miter
saw, we suggest that you disconnect it from the power
supply and lock the switch in the off position. To lock
the switch, install a padlock through the hole in the
switch trigger. A lock with a long shackle up to 13/64
in. diameter may be used. When the lock is installed
and locked, the switch is inoperable. Store the padlock key in another location.
MITERLOCK
HANDLE
SAW ARM
LOCKEDIN DOWNPOSITION
Fig. 4
MITER
LOCK HANDLE
SWITCH
TRIG(;
See Figure 4.
PADLOCK
The miter lock handle securely locks your saw at
desired miter angles.
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POSITIVE
STOPS
30 in.
ON MITER TABLE
Positive stops have been provided at 0 °, 15°, 22-1/2 °,
31.62 °, and 45 ° on both the left and right side of the
miter table.
21-3/4in.
4-1/8in. I
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The bevel lock knob securely locks your compound
miter saw at desired bevel angles. Positive stop
adjustment screws have been provided on each side
of the saw arm. These adjustment screws are for
making fine adjustments at 0 ° and 45 °. See pages 18
and 19.
ELECTRIC
1/2 in.
DIA.HOLE
_J...._
_ Is,=
_
I'
I
BRAKE
Fig. 7
An electric brake has been provided to quickly stop
blade rotation after the switch is released.
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MITER FENCE
The miter fence on your compound miter saw has
been provided to hold your workpiece securely
against when making all cuts; the left side is also
larger providing additional support. It has a sliding
feature for clearance of the saw arm when making
bevel or compound cuts.
ELECTRICAL
LOWER
BLADE
The lower blade guard is made of shock-resistant,
see-through plastic that provides protection from each
side of the blade. It retracts over the upper blade
guard as the saw is lowered into the workpiece.
MOUNTING
CONNECTION
Your saw has a precision built electric motor. It should
be connected to a power supply that is 120 volts,
60 Hz, AC only (normal household current). Do not
operate this tool on direct current (DC). A substantial
voltage drop will cause a loss of power and the motor
will overheat. If your tool does not operate when
plugged into an outlet, double-check the power
supl_ly.
Loosen the fence screw before attempting to slide the
miter fence. Once the desired position of the miter
fence is determined, tighten the fence screw to secure
the sliding fence.
SELF-RETRACTING
GUARD
WARNING: Always make sure your compound
miter saw is securely mounted to a workbench or
an approved work stand. Failure to do so could
result in an accident resulting in possible serious
personal injury.
A
WARNING:
The operation of any saw can
result in foreign objects being thrown into your
eyes, which can result in severe eye damage:
Before starting power tool operation, always
wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields and a full face shield when needed. We
recommend wide vision safety mask for use over
eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side
shields.
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WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this tool or
create accessories not recommended for use
with this tool. Any such alteration or modification
is misuse and could result in a hazardous
HOLES
See Figure 7.
Your compound miter saw should be permanently
mounted to a firm supporting surface such as workbench. Four bolt holes have been provided in the saw
base for this purpose. Each of the four mounting holes
should be bolted securely using 7/16 in. machine
bolts, lock washers, and hex nuts (not included). Bolts
should be of sufficient length to accommodate the
saw base, lock washers, hex nuts, and the thickness
of the workbench.
condition leading to possible serious personal
,injury.
Tighten all four bolts securely.
The hole pattern for an 20 in. x 30 in. workbench is
shown in Figure 7; Carefully check the workbench
after mounting to make sure that no movement can
occur during use. If any tipping, sliding, or walking is
noted, secure the workbench to the floor before
operating.
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WARNING:
To prevent accidental starting that
could cause possible serious personal injury,
assemble all parts to your saw before connecting
it to power supply. Saw should never be
connected to power supply when you are
assembling parts, making adjustments, installing
or removing blades, or when not in use.
TO INSTALL
BLADE
See Figures 10, 11, and 12.
A
As mentioned previously your saw has been factory
assembled and adjusted. The miter lock handle, dust
guide, dust bag, and blade are the only parts that
have to be installed.
WARNING:
A 12 in. blade is the maximum
blade capacity of your saw. Never use a blade
that is too thick to allow outer blade washer to
engage with the flats on the spindle. Larger
blades will come in contact with the blade
guards, while thicker blades will prevent the
blade screw from securing the blade on the
spindle. Either of these situations could result in
a serious accident and can cause serious
MITERLOCK
personal injury.
HANDLE
See Figure 8.
To install the miter lock handle, place the threaded
stud on the end of the miter lock handle into the
threaded hole in the control arm. Turn clockwise to
•
Unplug your saw.
WARNING: Failure to unplug your saw could
result in accidental starting causing possible
serious personal injury.
tighten.
•
Push down on the saw arm and pull out the lock
pin to release saw arm. Raise saw arm to its full
raised position. Be cautious, saw arm is spring
loaded to raise.
•
Loosen the phillips screw on the blade bolt
cover until blade bolt cover can be raised.
See Figure 10.
•
TO
TIGHTEN
Gently raise the lower blade guard bracket so that
the lower blade guard and blade bolt c()ver can be
rotated up and back to expose the blade bolt. See
Figure 10.
LOWER
BLADEGUARD
CONTROL
ARM
MITER
LOCKHANDLE
MITER
TABLE
Fig. 8
PHILLIPS
SCREW
DUST GUIDE
See Figure 9.
To install the dust guide, place the end marked
INSERT over the exhaust port in the upper blade
guard. Turn the guide so that the open end is facing
down or toward the rear of the saw
BLADE
BOLT
EXHAUST
PORT
LOWERBLADE
GUARDBRACKET
Fig. 10
DUST GUIDE
Fig. 9
14
•
LOWER
BLADEGUARD
Wipe a drop of oil onto inner blade washer and
outer blade washer where they contact the blade.
ARROW
PHILLIPS
SCREW
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WARNING:
If inner blade washer has been
removed, replace it before placing blade on
spindle. Failure to do so could cause an accident
since blade will not tighten properly.
n
BLADE
BOLTCOVER
•
TO
LOOSEN
A
FLAT(S)
ONSPINDLE
TIGHTEN
INNERBLADE
WASHERWITH
DOUBLE'D" FLATS
BLADE
Fig. 11
•
Depress the spindle lock button and rotate the
blade bolt until the spindle locks. See Figure 12.
•
Using the blade wrench provided, loosen and
remove the blade bolt.
Replace outer blade washer. The double "D" fiats
on the blade washers align with the fiats on the
spindle.
•
Depress spindle lock button and replace blade bolt.
Note: The blade bolt has left hand threads. Turn
blade bolt counterclockwise to tighten.
• Tighten blade bolt securely.
• Remove the blade wrench and store it in a safe
place for future use.
Note: The blade bolt has left hand threads. Turn
blade bolt clockwise to loosen.
•
CAUTION: Always install the blade with the
blade teeth and the arrow printed on the side of
the blade pointing down at the front of the saw.
The direction of blade rotation is also stamped
with an arrow on the upper blade guard.
•
BLADE
BOLT OUTERBLADEWASHER
WITHDOUBLE"D"FLATS
Fit saw blade inside lower blade guard and onto
the inner blade washer. The blade teeth point
downward at the front of saw as shown in figure 11.
Remove outer blade washer. Do not remove inner
blade washer.
•
Replace the lower blade guard and blade bolt
cover.
•
Retighten phillips screw securing blade bolt cover.
Tighten screw securely. See Figure 11.
SPINDLE
LOCKBun'ON
WARNING:
To prevent damage to the spindle
lock, always allow motor to come to a complete
stop before engaging spindle lock. Make sure the
spindle lock budon is not engaged before
reconnecting saw to power source.
Your compound miter saw has been adjusted at the
factory for making very accurate cuts. However, some
of the components might have been jarred out of
alignment during shipping. Also, over a period of time,
readjustment will probably become necessary due to
wear. After unpacking your saw, check the following
adjustments before you begin using saw. Make any
readjustments that are necessary and periodically
check the parts alignment to make sure that your saw
is cutting accurately.
Fig. 12
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WARNING:
Your saw should never be
connected to power supply when you are
assembling parts, making adjustments, installing
or removing blades, or when not in use.
Disconnecting your saw will prevent accidental
starting that could cause serious injury.
FENCE
Note: Many of the illustrations in this manual show
only portions of your compound miter saw. This is
intentional so that we can cleady show points being
made in the illustrations. Never operate your saw
without all guards securely in place and in good
operating condition.
SQUARING
TO THE
THE
MITER
MITERTABLE
TABLE
FENCE
See Figures 13- 16.
•
_
FRAMING
SQUARE
Unplug your saw:
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your saw could
result in accidental starting causing possible
serious personal injury.
•
Push down on the saw arm and pull out the lock
pin to release the sew arm.
•
Raise saw arm to its full raised position.
•
Loosen the miter lock handle approximately onehalf turn.
•
ZEROCLEARANCE
THROATPLATE
MITER
LOCKHANDLE
MITER
LOCKPLATE
VIEWOF MITERTABLESQUAREWITH FENCE
ANDCORRECTLYADJUSTED
Fig. 13
FENCE
MITERTABLE
Raise the miter lock plate and rotate the miter table
until the pointer on the control arm is positioned at
O° ,
•
Release the miter lock plate and securely tighten
the miter lock handle.
•
Lay a framing square fiat on the miter table. Place
one leg of the square against the fence. Place the
other leg of the square beside the zero clearance
throat plate in the miter table, The edge of the
square and the zero clearance throat plate in
the miter table should be parallel as shown in
figure 13.
•
FRAMING
SQUARE
VIEWOF MITERTABLENOT SQUAREWITH
If the edge of the framing square and the zero
clearance throat plate in the miter table are not
parallel as shown in figures 14 and 15, adjustments are needed,
FENCE,ADJUSTMENTSARE REQUIRED Fig. 14
•
Using a 6 mm key, loosen the socket head screws
securing the fence. See Figure 16. Pivot the fence
until the framing square and zero clearance throat
plate are perpendicular.
•
Retighten the screws securely and recheck the
fence-to-table alignment.
FENCE
_
MITE_ABLEo_'-
6 mmSOCKET
HEADSCREWS
Fs_AuM_EG
_
ZEROCLEARANCE
THROATPLATE
6 mm SOCKET
HEADSCREWS
Z_OCALT_p_._NCE
VIEW OF MITERTABLE NOTSQUAREWITH
FENCE,ADJUSTMENTSARE REQUIRED
Fig. 15
Fig. 16
16
SQUARING
FENCE
FENCE
THE SAW BLADE TO THE
FRAMING
SQUARE
See Figures 17 - 20.
•
Unplug your saw.
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your saw could
result in accidental starting causing possible
serious personal injury.
•
Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the
lock pin to hold the saw arm in transport position.
•
Loosen the miter lock handle approximately
half turn.
•
Raise the miter lock plate and rotate the miter
table until the pointer on the control arm is
positioned at 0 °.
one-
•
Release the miter lock plate and securely tighten
the miter lock handle.
•
Lay a framing square flat on the miter table. Place
one leg of the square against the fence. Slide the
other leg of the square against the flat part of saw
blade.
BLADE
MITER
TABLE
LOCKPLATE
VlEWOF BLADENOTSQUAREWITH
FENCE,ADJUSTMENTSARE REQUIRED
Fig. 18
FENCE
FRAMING
SQUARE
Note: Make sure that the square contacts the flat
part of the saw blade, not the blade teeth.
•
The edge of the square and the saw blade should
be parallel as shown in figure 17.
•
If the front or back edge of the saw blade angles
away from the square as shown in figures 18 and
19, adjustments are needed.
•
Using the 10 mm hex key provided, loosen the
socket head screws that secure the mounting
bracket to the miter table. See Figure 20.
•
Rotate the mounting bracket left or right until the
saw blade is parallel with the square.
•
BLADE
MITER
TABLE
Retighten the screws securely and recheck the
blade-to-fence alignment.
MWER
LOCKPLATE
VIEWOFBLADE NOTSQUAREWITH
FENCE,ADJUSTMENTSAREREQUIRED
Fig. 19
10 mm SOCKET
HEADSCREW(S)
10 mm
HEX KEY
TABLE
VIEW OF BLADE
SQUAREWITH FENCE
MOUNTING
BRACKE1
Fig. 17
17
MITER
TABLE
Fig. 20
SQUARING
THE BLADE TO THE
MITER TABLE
•
See Figures 21-24.
•
Unplug your saw.
If the top or bottom of the saw blade angles away
from the square as shown in figures 22 and 23,
adjustments are needed.
FENCE
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your saw could
result in accidental starting causing possible
serious personal injury.
•
Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the
lock pin to hold the saw arm in transport position.
•
Loosen the miter lock handle approximately
half turn.
•
Raise the miter lock plate and rotate the miter table
until the pointer on the control arm is positioned
at
O°,
•
Release the miter lock plate and securely tighten
the miter lock handle.
•
Loosen bevel lock knob and set saw arm at 0°
one-
MITER
TABLE
MITER
LOCKPLATE
bevel (blade set 90 ° to miter table). Tighten bevel
lock knob.
•
Fig. 22
Note: Make sure that the square contacts the fiat
part of the saw blade, not the blade teeth.
Rotate the blade by hand and check the blade-totable alignment at several points.
•
The edge of the'square and the saw blade should
be parallel as shown in figure 21.
MITER
LOCKHANDLE
VIEWOF BLADENOT SQUAREWITHMITER
TABLE,ADJUSTMENTSARE REQUIRED
Place a combination square against the miter table
and the flat part of saw blade.
•
BLADE
FENCE
COMBINATION
SQUARE
FENCE
COMBINATION
SQUARE
MITER
TABLE
BLADE
VIEWOF BLADENOT SQUAREWITHMITER
TABLE,ADJUSTMENTSARE REQUIRED
Fig, 23
MITER
TABLE
BLADE
MITER
LOCKPLATE
MITER
LOCKHANDLE
VIEW OF BLADE
SQUAREWITH MITERTABLE
Fig. 21
18
•
Using a 10 mrn, wrench or adjustable wrench,
loosen the lock hut securing positive stop adjustment screw. Also loosen bevel lock knob.
•
Adjust positive stop adjustment screw to bring
saw blade into alignment with the square. See
Figures 24 and 25.
TRAVEL
BEVELLOCK
, KNOB
POSITIVESTOP
ADJUSTMENT
PIVOT ADJUSTMENT
•
The saw arm should rise completely to the up
position by itself.
•
If the saw arm does not raise by itself or if there is
play in the pivot joints, have saw repaired by a
qualified service technician at your nearest Sears
store to avoid risk of personal injury.
45° ANGLES
BEVEL PIVOT ADJUSTMENT
LOCKNUT(S)
Fig. 24
•
•
Your compound miter saw should bevel easily by
loosening the bevel lock knob and tilting the saw
arm to the left.
•
If movement is tight or if there is play in the pivot,
have saw repaired by a qualified service technician
at your nearest Sears store to avoid dsk of personal injury.
DEPTH
Retighten bevel lock knob. Next, retighten lock nut
securing the positive stop adjustment screw.
Recheck blade-to-table alignment.
STOP
The depth stop limits the blade's downward travel. It
allows the blade to go below the miter table enough to
maintain full cutting capacities. The depth stop
positions the blade 1/4 in. from the miter table
support.
Note: The above procedure can be used to check
blade squareness of the saw blade to the miter
table at both 0° and 45 ° angles.
Note: The miter table support is located inside miter
table.
Your saw has three scale indicators, one on either
side of the bevel scale and one on the miter scale.
After squaring adjustments have been made, it may
be necessary to loosen the indicators screws and
reset them to zero.
The depth stop is factory set to provide maximum
cutting capacity for the 12 in. saw blade provided with
your saw. Therefore, the depth stop should not need
an adjustment for the saw blade provided.
However, when the diameter of the blade has been
CUI-FING A SLOT IN THE ZERO
CLEARANCE
THROAT PLATE
reduced due to sharpening, it may be necessary to
adjust the depth stop to provide maximum cutting
capacity. Also, when a new blade is installed, it is
necessary to check the clearance of the blade to the
miter table support before starting the saw. Make
adjustments if needed.
In order to use your compound miter saw, you must
cut a slot through the zero clearance throat plate to
allow for blade clearance. To cut the slot, set your
saw at 0 ° miter, turn saw on and allow the blade to
reach full speed, then carefully make a straight cut as
far as it will go through the throat plate. Turn your saw
off and allow the blade to come to a complete stop
before raising the saw arm:
Note: Fence must be moved to the 45 position.
Next, adjust the bevel angle to 45 °, turn your saw on
and allow the blade to reach full speed, then carefully
make another cut through the zero clearance throat
plate. The slot in the throat plate will then be wide
enough to allow the blade to pass through it at any
angle from 0 ° to 45 °.
PIVOT ADJUSTMENTS
Note: These adjustments were made at the factory
and normally do not require readjustment.
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CuI"rlNG WITH YOUR COMPOUND
MITER SAW
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BEVEL
LOCKKNOB
WARNING: When using a work clamp or
C-clamp to secure your workpiece, clamp
workpiece on one side of the blade only. The
workpiece must remain free oh one side of the
blade to prevent the blade from binding in
workpiece. The workpiece binding the blade will
cause motor stalling and kickback. This situation
could cause an accident resulting in possible
serious personal injury.
CROSSCUTTING
See Figure 26.
A crosscut is made by cutting across the grain of the
workpiece. A straight crosscut is made with the miter
table set at the zero degree position. Miter crosscuts
are made with the miter table set at some angle other
than zero.
MITER
POSIllVE
TABLE
STOPADJUSTMENT
LOCKNUT(S)
SCREWFOR 0° ANGLES
Fig. 25
APPLICATIONS
TO CROSSCUT
WITH
YOUR
MITER
SAW:
(Use only for the purposes listed below)
•
Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full
height.
•
Note: The blade provided is fine for most wood
cutting operations, but for fine joinery cuts or cutting
plastic, use one of the accessory blades available
from your nearest Sears store.
Loosen the miter lock handle. Rotate the miter lock
handle approximately one-half turn to the left to
loosen.
•
Lift the miter lock plate to disengage.
•
Rotate the control arm until the pointer aligns with
the desired angle on the miter scale.
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•
Release the miter lock plate.
•
Cross cutting wood and plastic.
•
Cross cutting miters, joints, etc. for picture frames,
moldings, door casings, and fine joinery.
WARNING:
Before starting any cutting
operation, clamp, bolt or nail your compound
miter saw to a workbench. Never operate your
miter saw on the floor or in a crouched position.
Failure to heed this warning can result in serious
personal injury.
Note: You can quickly locate 0°, 15% 22-1/2 °,
31.62 °, and 45 ° left or dght by releasing the lock
plate as you rotate the control arm. The lock plate
will seat itself in one of the positive stop notches,
located in the miter table frame.
•
A
Tighten the miter lock handle securely.
WARNING: To avoid sedous personal injury,
always tighten the miter lock handle.securely
before making a cut. Failure to do so could result
in movement of the control arm or miter table
while making a cut.
Place the workpiece fiat on the miter table with one
edge securely against the fence. If the board is
warped, place the convex side against the fence. If
the concave edge of a board is placed against the
fence, the board could collapse on the blade at the
end of the cut, jamming the blade. See Figures 33
and 34.
2O
BEVEL
CUT
See Figures 27 and 28.
A bevel cut is made by cutting across the grain of the
Workpiece with the blade angled to the workpiece. A
straight bevel cut is made with the miter table set at
the zero degree pos!tion and the blade set at an angle
between 0 ° and 45 °.
STRAIGHT
CROSSCUT
LEFTSIDE
RIGHTSIDE
LEFT
RIGHT
INDICATOR
POINT
IHD o;2°"
C-CLAMP
MOUNTINGBRACKET
Fig, 26
•
SCALE
Fig. 27
When cutting long pieces of lumber or molding,
support the opposite end of the stock with a roller
stand or with a work surface level with the saw
table.
TO BEVEL CUT WITH YOUR MITER SAW:
•
•
Align cutting line on the workpiece with the edge of
saw blade.
Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full
height.
•
•
Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure
it against the fence. Use the work clamp or a Cclamp to secure the workpiece when possible. See
Figure 26.
Lo6sen the miter lock handle. Rotate the miter lock
handle approximately one-half turn to the left to
loosen,
•
Lift the miter lock plate to disengage,
•
Rotate the control arm until the pointer aligns with
zero on the miter scale.
•
Release the miter lock plate.
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WARNING:
TO avoid serious personal injury,
keep your hands outside the no hands zone (red
lines); at least 3 in. from blade. Never perform
any cutting operation freehand (without holding
workpiece against the fence). The blade could
grab the workpiece if it slips or twists.
Note: You can quickly locate zero by releasing the
lock plate as you rotate the control arm. The lock
plate will seat itself in one of the built-in positive
stop notches, located in the miter table frame.
•
Before turning on the saw, perform a dry run of the
cutting operation just to make sure that no
problems will occur when the cut is made,
_.
Grasp the saw handle firmly, then squeeze the
switch trigger. Allow several seconds for the blade
to reach maximum speed.
Slowly lower the blade into and through the
workpiece. See Figure 26.
Release the switch trigger and allow the saw blade
to stop rotating before raising the blade out of
workpiece. Wait until the electric brake stops blade
from turning before removing the workpiece from
the miter table.
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Tighten the miter lock handle securely.
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury,
always tighten the miter lock handle securely
before making a cut. Failure to do so could result
in movement of the control arm or miter table
while making a cut.
BEVELCUT
•
When cutting long pieces of lumber or molding,
support the opposite end of the stock with a roller
stand or with a work surface level with the saw
table.
•
Align the cutting line on the workpiece with the
edge of saw blade.
Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure it
against the fence. Use the work clamp or a Cclamp to secure the workpiece when possible. See
Figure 28.
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C-C.LAMP
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury,
keep your hands outside the no hands zone; at
least 3 in. from blade. Never perform any cutting
operation freehand (without holding workpiece
against the fence). The blade could grab the
workpiece if it slips or twists.
\
Fig. 28
•
•
Adjustments of the miter fence must be made to
correspond to the desired angle of the bevel cut
prior to tilting the saw arm. The fence is marked
for 15 °, 30 °, oro45°. Loosen the fence screw on the
miter fence, "slide the fence to the desired position,
and retighten the fence screw. See Figure 28.
Loosen the bevel lock knob and move the saw arm
to the left to the desired bevel angle.
•
Bevel angles can be set from 0 ° to 45 °.
•
For your convenience there is a double scale
located on the mounting bracket. See Figure 27. if
one side becomes difficult to read as you move the
saw arm to the left, simply refer to the other side.
Align the indicator point for the side you choose
with the desired angle.
Once the saw arm has been set at the desired
angle, seourely tighten the bevel lock knob.
•
•
Before turning on the saw, perform a dry run of the
cutting operation just to make sure that no
problems will occur when the cut is made.
•
Grasp the saw handle firmly, depress the palm
pad, then squeeze the switch trigger. Allow several
seconds for the blade to reach maximum speed.
•
Slowly lower the blade into and through the
workpiece. See Figure 28.
•
Release the switch trigger and allow the saw blade
to stop rotating before raising the blade out of
workpiece. Wait until the electric brake stops blade
from turning before removing the workpiece from
miter table.
COMPOUND
The 45 ° triangle on_the miter fence provides for the
maximum clearance required for adjusting the
miter saw's angle when making 8 bevel or compound cut.
•
•
MITER CUT
A compound miter cut is a cut made using a miter
angle and a bevel angle at the same time. This type of
cut is used to make picture frames, cut molding, make
boxes with sloping sides, and for certain roof framing
CUTS.
To make this type of cut the control arm on the miter
table must be rotated to the correct angle and the saw
arm must be tilted to the correct bevel angle. Care
should always be taken when making compound miter
setups due to the interaction of the two angle settings.
Adjustments of miter and bevel settings are interdependent with one another. Each time you adjust the
miter setting you change the effect of the bevel
setting. Also, each time you adjust the bevel setting
you change the effect of the miter setting.
Place the workpiece flat on the miter table with one
edge securely against the fence. If the board is
warped, place the convex side against the fence. If
the concave edge of a board is placed against the
fence, the board could collapse on the blade at the
end of the cut, jamming the blade. See Figures 33
and 34.
It may take several settings to obtain the desired cut.
The first angle setting should be checked after setting
the second angle, since adjusting the second angle
affects the first.
Once the two correct settings for a particular cut have
been obtained, always make a test cut in scrap
material before making a finish cut in good material.
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TO MAKE A COMPOUND
MITER SAW:
CUT WITH YOUR
•
Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full
height.
•
Loosen the miter lock handle. Rotate the miter lock
handle approximately one-half turn to the left to
loosen.
•
Lift the miter lock plate to disengage.
•
Rotate the control arm until the pointer aligns with
the desired angle on the miter scale.
•
Release the miter lock plate,
Note: _'ou can quickly locate 0 °, 15 °, 22-1/2 °,
31.62 °, and 45 ° left or right by releasing the miter
lock plate as you rotate the control arm. The miter
lock plate will seat itself in one of the positive stop
notches, located in miter table frame.
•
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury,
always tighten the miter lock handle securely
before making a cut. Failure to do so could result
in movement of the control arm or miter table
while making a cut.
Adjustments of the miter fence must be made to
correspond to the desired angle of the bevel cut
prior to tilting, the saw arm. The fence is marked
for 15°, 30 °, or 4,5°. Loosen the fence screw on the
miter fence, _lide the fence to the desired position,
and retighten the fence screw. See Figures 28 and
29.
•
The 45" triangle on the miter fence provides for the
maximum clearance required for adjusting the miter
saw's angle when making a bevel or compound
cut.
•
Place the workpiece flat on the miter table with one
edge securely against the fence. If the board is
warped, place the convex side against the fence. If
the concave edge of a board could collapse on the
blade at the end of the cut, jamming the blade. See
Figures 33 and 34.
•
When cutting long pieces of lumber or molding,
support the opposite end of the stock with a roller
stand or with a work surface level with the saw
table. See Figure 31.
•
Align the cutting line on the workpiece with the
edge of saw blade.
•
Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure it
against the fence. Use the optional work clamp or a
C-clamp to secure the workpiece when possible.
WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury,
always keep your hands outside the no hands
zone; at least 3 in. from blade. Never perform any
cutting operation freehand (without holding
workpiece against the fence). The blade could
grab the workpiece if it slips or twists.
Tighten the miter lock handle securely.
•
•
COMPOUND
MITERCUT
Loosen the bevel lock knob and move the saw arm
to the left to the desired bevel angle.
•
Bevel angles can be set from 0 ° to 45".
•
For your convenience there is a double scale
located on the mounting bracket. See Figure 27. If
one side becomes difficult to read as you move the
saw arm to the left, simply refer to the other side.
Align the indicator point for the side you choose
with the desired angle.
Once the saw arm has been set at the desired
angle, securely tighten the bevel lock knob.
•
•
C-CLAMP
Fig. 29
Recheck miter angle setting. Make a test cut in
scrap material.
23
•
Before turning on the saw, perform a dry run of the
cutting operation just to make sure that no problems
will occur when the cut is made.
•
Grasp the saw handle firmly, then squeeze the switch
trigger. Allow several seconds for the blade to reach
maximum speed.
•
Slowtytower the blade into and through theworkpiece.
See Figures 29 and 30.
•
Release the switch trigger and allow the saw blade to
stop rotating before raisingthe blade out ofworkpiece.
Wait until the electric brake stops blade from turning
before removing the workpiece from miter table.
SUPPORT
LONG WORKPIECES
See Figure 31.
Long workpieces need extra supports. Supports
should be placed along the workpiece so it does not
sag. The support should let the workpiece lay flat on
the base of the saw and work table during the cutting
operation. Use the work clamp or a C-clamp to secure
the workpiece.
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45° X 45° COMPOUNDMITERCUT
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury,
always keep your hands outside the no hands
zone; at least 3 in. from blade. Never perform
any cutting operation freehand (without holding
workpiece against the fence). The blade could
grab the workpiece if it slips or twists.
Fig. 30
LONGWORKPIECE
WORKPIECESUPPORTS
Fig. 31
24
CUTTING
COMPOUND
MITERS
To aid in making the correct settings, the compound angle setting chart below has been provided. Since compound cuts are the most difficult to accurately obtain, tdal cuts should be made in scrap material, and much
thought and planning made, prior to making your required cut.
. NUMBEROFSIDES
PITCH
OF SIDE
4
5
6
7
8
9
J
10
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0o
M-45.00 °
B- 0.00 °
M-36.00 °
B- 0.00 °
M-30.00 °
B- 0.0O°
M-25.71 °
B- 0.00 °
M-22.50 °
B- 0.00 °
M-20.00 °
B- 0.00 °
M- 18.00 °
B- 0.00 ('
! M-44.89 °
M-35._)0 °
M-29.91 °
M-25.63 °
M-22,42 °
M- 19.93 °
M- 17.94 °
B- 3.53 ° B- 2.94 °
M-44.56 ° M-35.58 °
B- 7.05 ° B- 5.86"
B- 2.50 °
B- 2.17 °
M-29.62 ° M-25.37 °
B- 4.98 ° !B- 4.32 °
B- 1.91 ° I B- 1.71,°
M-22.19 ° M- 19.72 °
B- 3.81 ° B- 3.40 °
B- 1.54 °
M- 17.74 °
B- 3.08 °
15 o
M-44.01 °
B-10.55 °
M-35.06 °
B- 8.75 °
M-29.15 ° :M-24.95 °
B- 7.44 ° B- 6.45 °
M-21.81 ° M-19.37 °
B- 5.68° IB - 5.08 °
M-17.42 °
B- 4.59 °
20 °
M'43.22 °
B-14.00 °
M-34.32 °
B-11.60 °
M-28.48 °
B- 9.85 °
M-24.35 °
B- 8.53 °
M-21.27 °
B- 7.52 °
M-18.88 °
B- 6.72 °
M-!698 °
B- 6.07 °
25 °
M-42.19 °
B- 17.39 °
M-33.36 °
B- 14.38 °
M-27.62 °
B- 12.20 °
M-23.56 °
B- 10.57 °
M-20.58 °
B- 9,31 °
M- 18.26 °
B- 8.31 °
M- 16.41 ('
B- 7.50 °
30 °
M-40.89 °
B-20.70 °
M-32.18 °
B- 17.09 °
M-26.57 °
B- 14.48 °
M-22.64 °
B- 12,53 °
M-19.73 °
B- 11.03 °
M-17.500
M-15.72 °
B- 9.85 ° !B- 8.89 °
35 °
M-39.32 °
B-23.93 °
M-30.76 °
B- 19.70 °
M-25.31 °
B- 16.67 °
M-21.53 °
B- 14.41 °
M-18.74 °
B- 12.68 °
M-16.60 °
B- 11.31 °
M-14.90 °
B- 10.21 °
40 °
M'37.45 °
B-27.03 °
M-29.10 °
B-22.20 °
M-23.86 °
B- 18.75 °
M-20.25 °
B- 16,19 °
M-17.60 °
B- t4.24 °
M-15.58 °
B- 12.70 °
M-13.98 o
B- 11.46 °
45 o
M- 35.26 ° M-27.19 °
B- 30.00 ° B-24.56 °
M-22.21 °
B-20.70 °
M- 18.80 °
B- 17.87 °
M- 16.32 °
B- 15.70 °
M- 14.43 °
B- 14.00 °
M- 12.94 °
B- 12.62 °
50 °
M- 32.73 °
B- 32.80 °
M- 25.03 °
B-26.76 °
rvl-20.36 °
B-22.52 °
M- 17.20 °
B- 19.41 °
M* 14.91 °
B- 17.05 °
M- 13.17 °
B- 15.19 °
M- 11.80 °
B- 13.69 °
55 o
M-29.84 °
B-35.40 °
M-22.62 °
B-28.780
M- 18.32 °
B-24.18 °
M- 15.44 °
B- 20.82 °
M- 13.36 °
B- 18.27 °
M- 11.79 °
B- 16.27 °
M, 10.56 °
B- 14.66 °
60 °
M-26.57 °
B-37.76 °
M-19.96 °
B-30.60 °
M-16.10 °
B-25.66 °
M-13.54 °
B-22,07 °
M-11.70 °
B- 19,35 °
M-10.31 °
B- 17.23 °
M- 9.23 °
B- 15.52 °
65 °
M- 22.91 °
B-39.86 °
M- 17.07 °
B- 32.19 °
M- 13.71 °
B-26.95 °
M- 11.50 °
B-23.16 °
M- 9,93 °
B-20.29 °
M- 8.74 °
B- 18.06 °
M- 7.82 °
B-16.26 °
70 o
M-18.88 °
B-41.64 °
M-13.95 °
B-33.530
M-11.17 °
B-28,02 °
M- 9,35 °
B-24,06 °
M- 8.06 °
B-21.08 °
M- 7.10 °
B- 18.75 °
M- 6.34 °
B.- 16.88 °
5°
10 o
I
75 o
M-14.51 °
B-43.08 °
M-10.65 °
B-34.59 °
M- 8.50 °
B-28.88 °
M- 7.10 °
B-24.78 °
M- 6.t2 °
B-21.69 °
M- 5.38 °
B- 19.29 °
M- 4.81 °
B- 17,37 °
80 °
M- 9.85 °
B-44.14 °
M- 7.19 °
B- 35.37 °
M- 5.730
B-29.50 _
M- 4.78 °
B-25.30 °
M- 4.11 °
B- 22.14 °
M- 3.62 °
B" 19.68 °
M- 3.23 °
B- 17.72 °
M- 4.98 °
B-44.78 °
M- 3.62 °
B-35.84 °
M- 2.88 °
B-29.87 °
M- 2.40 °
B- 25.61 °
M-2.07 °
B-22.41 °
M-1.82 °
B- 19.92 °
M- 1,62 °
B- 17.93 °
M- 0.00 °
B-45.00 °
M- 0.00 °
B- 36.00 °
M- 0,00 °
B- 30.00 °
M- 0.00 °
B-25.71 °
M- 0.00 °
B- 22.50 °
M- 0.00°iM - 0.00 °
"B-20,00 ° B- 18.00 °
85°
90 o
Each B (Bevel) and M (Miter).Setting is Given to the Closest 0.005 °.
COMPOUND-ANGLE
SETTINGS FOR POPULAR STRUCTURES
25
CUTTING
CROWN
MOLDING
LAYING
MITER
Your compound miter saw does an excellent job of
cutting crown molding. In general, compound miter
saws do a better job of cutting crown molding than
any other tool made.
MOLDING
FLAT
ON THE
TABLE
See Figure32.
To use this method for accurately cutting crown
molding for a 90 ° inside or outside corner, lay the
molding with its broad back surface fiat on the miter
table and against the fence.
In order to fit pmpedy, crown molding must be compound mitered with extreme accuracy.
The two contact surfaces on a piece of crown molding
that fit fiat against the ceiling and the wall of a room
are at angles that, when added together, equal
exactly 90 °. Most crown molding has a top rear angle
(the section that fits fiat against the ceiling) of 52 ° and
e bottom rear angle (the section that fits fiat against
the wall) of 38 °.
When setting the bevel and miter angles for compound miters, remember that the settings are interdependent; changing one angle changes the other angle
as well.
Keep in mind that the angles for crown moldings are
very precise and difficult to set. Since it is very easy
for these angles to shift, all settings should first be
tested on scrap molding. Also most walls do not have
angles of exactly 90 °, therefore, you will need to fine
tune your settings.
When cutting crown molding by this method the bevel
angle should be set at 33.85 °. The miter angle should
be set at 31.62 ° either right or left, depending on the
desired cut for the application. See the chart below for
correct angle settings and correct positioning of crown
molding on miter table.
The settings in the chart below can be used for cutting
All Standard (U.S.) crown molding with 52 ° and 38 °
angles. The crown molding is placed fiat oh the miter
table using the compound features of your miter saw.
52°
CEILING
w
A
L
L
CORNER
FENCE
FENCE
TOP EDGEAGAINSTFENCE=
• LEFTSIDE,INSIDECORNER
• RIGHTSIDE,OUTSIDECORNER
OUTSIDE
CORNER
• RIGHTSIDE,INSIDECORNER
• LEFT SIDE,OUTSIDECORNER
MITERTABLE
MITERTABLE
CROWNMOLDINGFLATON MITERTABLE
26
Fig. 32
Bevel
Angle
Setting
33'85°
Typeof Cut
Leftside,insidecorner
1.Topedgeofmoldingagainstfence
2. Mitertablesetright31.62°
3. Save left end of cut
33"85°
33"85°
Right side, inside corner
1. Bottom edge of molding against fence
2, Miter table set left 31.62 °
3. Save left end of cut
Left side, outside corner
1. Bottom edge of molding against fence
2. Miter table set left 31,62 °
3. Save right end of cut
33"85°
Fig. 34
Right side, outside corner
1. Top edge of molding against fence
2. Miter table set right 31.62 °
3. Save right end of cut
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WARNING: To avoid a kickback and to avoid
serious personal injury, never position the
concave edge of bowed or warped material
against the fence,
CLAMPING
CUTTING WARPED MATERIAL
WIDE
WORKPIECES
See Figure 35.
See Figures 33 and 34.
When cutting wide workpieces such as a 2 in. x 6 in.,
boards should be clamped with a C-clamp as shown in
figure 35.
When cutting warped material, always make sure it is
positioned on the miter table with the convex side
against the fence as shown in figure 33.
If the warped material is positioned the wrong way as
shown in figure 34, it will pinch the blade near the
completion of the cut.
WIDE
BOARD
CORRECT
Fig. 35
Fig. 33
27
MOUNTING
THE LASER
OPERATION
GUIDE
See Figure 36.
See Figure 37.
•
The laser guide will generate a red colored line on the
work surface when the saw blade is spinning above
500 rpm. The red laser line will appear as a broken
line on the workpiece when the blade assembly is in
the uppermost position and the motor switch is
activated. This broken line will let _,ou see your mark
and your laser guide line at the same time, and will
assist you in lining up your mark for more accurate
cutting of the workpiece,
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Unplug your saw.
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your saw could
result in accidental starting causing possible
serious personal injury.
See "To Install Blade" in the adjustments
this owner's manual.
•
section of
Make sure inner blade washer is in place before
positioning saw blade on the spindle of your saw.
ALIGNMENT
Note: The laser guide replaces the outer blade
washer.
•
Place the laser guide onto the spindle, aligning the
double "D" fiats in the laser guide with the flats on
the spindle.
•
Position flat surface of laser guide against the
blade. Warning labels are visible when laser guide
is mounted properly.
•
As the blade assembly is lowered toward the
workpiece, the broken line will become solid.
Make several practice cuts on different styles and
thickness of material.
Depress spindle lock button and secure laser guide
using only the special hex key bolt provided.
Follow .the directions below for using your Laser
Guide.
Note: The hex key bolt has left hand threads. Turn
bolt counterclockwise to tighten.
Removing Your Mark:
•
Using the 6 mm hex key provided with your saw,
tighten bolt securely.
•
Remove the 6 mm hex key and store it in a safe
place for future use.
•
Replace the lower blade guard and blade bolt
cover.
•
Retighten phillips screw securing blade bolt cover.
Tighten screw securely.
_i,
Align the laser line and your mark with the blade at
the uppermost position. Once both lines are in
alignment, do not move the workpiece until after you
have finished cutting.
Position the laser line near the left edge of your mark
on the work surface in order to remove the mark.
To Cut Your Mark:
Position the laser line near or over your mark on the
work surface in order to cut the mark.
To Leave Your Mark:
Position the laser line near the right edge of your mark
on the work surface in order to leave the mark.
After you have become familiar with using your Laser
Guide, you will be able to remove, cut, or leave your
mark on the work surface. Practice will teach you the
correct position for aligning the laser line with your
mark.
DANGER: Laser radiation. Avoid direct eye
contact with light source.
BLADE
LASER
GUIDE
\
;PINDLE
INNERBLADE
WASHER
5 mm HEXKEY
BROKEN
RED LINE
Fig. 36
28
Fig. 37
CHANGING
THE BATTERIES
See Figure 38.
•
,_
Unplug your saw.
LASERGUIDE
SUPPORT
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your saw could
result in accidental starting causing possible
serious personal injury.
|
".
Remove the laser guide from the saw. Lay laser
guide on a flat surface with the two phillips screws
facing upward. Remove the screws and separate the
laser guide cover from the laser guide support.
Remove the three button cell batteries using a nonconductive device such as a toothpick.
LASERGUIDE
SUPPORT
(UPSIDE
Note: Replace the batteries with silver oxide batteries
that have a rating of 1.5 volt and 180 mah
(milliampere hour) minimum (Number 357 silver oxide
only).
When replacing the batteries, the laser guide should
be thoroughly cleaned. Use a soft paintbrush or
similar device, to remove all sawdust and debris.
APERTURE
PLASTIC
BAI"rERY
INSULATOR
Do not attempt to activate the laser.
The laser is activated by means of a centrifugal switch
only while the saw motor is running and the laser
guide is mounted on the saw.
BAI"rERIES
After cleaning laser guide and replacing batteries,
secure laser guide cover to laser guide support using
the two phillips head screws. For proper assembly, be
sure to align the key on the laser guide cover with the
key slot in the laser guide support. Tighten screws
securely.
NEGATIVE_)
LASERGUIDE
COVER
KEY
SLOT
Note: Aperture in laser guide cover must be aligned
with aperture in laser guide support.
CAUTION:
Use of controls or adjustments or
performance of procedures other than those
specified herein may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.
APERTURE
LASERGUIDE
A
DANGER: Laser radiation when open and
interlock defeated. AVOID DIRECT EYE
EXPOSURE.
Fig. 38
29
_lb
EXTENSION
WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical
Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other
part may create a hazard or cause product
damage.
The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of
power. To keep the loss to a minimum and to prevent
tool overheating, use an extension cord that is heavy
enough to carry the current the tool will draw.
GENERAL
A wire gage size (A.W.G.) of at least 14 is recommended for an extension cord 25 feet or less in
length. When working outdoors, use an extension
cord that is suitable for outdoor use. The cord's jacket
will be marked WA.
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.
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CORDS
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids,
gasoline, petroleum-based products, penetrating
oils, etc. come in contact with plastic parts. They
contain chemicals that can damage, weaken or
destroy plastic.
It has been found that electric tools are subject to
accelerated wear and possible premature failure when
they are used on fiberglass beats, sports cars, wallboard, spackling compounds, or plaster. The chips
and gdndings from these materials are highly abrasive
to electric tool parts such as bearings, brushes,
commutators, etc. Consequently, it is not recommended that this tool be used for extended work on
any fiberglass material; Wallboard, spackling compounds, or plaster. Dudng any use on these materials
it is extremely important that the to01 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 unit under normal operating conditions. Therefore,
no further lubrication is required.
3O
A
CAUTION: Keep extension cords away from the
cutting area and position the cord so that it will
not get caught on lumber, tools, etc., during
cutting operation.
A
WARNING:
Check extension cords before each
use. If damaged, replace immediately. Never use
tool with a damaged cord since touching the
damaged area could cause electrical shock
resulting in serious injury.
_,
WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or
safety glasses with side shields during power
tool operation or when blowing dust. If operation
is dusty, also wear a dust mask.
_i,
WARNING:
To ensure safety and reliability,
repairs -- with the exception of the externally
Your saw has externally accessible brush assemblies
that should be periodically checked for wear.
all
accessible
brushes -- should be performed by a
qualified service technician at a Sears store to
avoid risk of personal injury.
BRUSH
Proceed as follows when replacement is required:
•
Unplug your saw.
_IL WARNING:
Failure to unplug your saw could
result in accidental starting causing serious
injury.
REPLACEMENT
See Figure 39.
BRUSH
ASSEMBLY
•
Remove brush cap with a screwdriver. Brush
assembly is spring loaded and will pop out when
you remove brush cap.
•
Remove brush assembly.
•
Check for wear. Replace both brushes when either
has less than 1/4 in. length of carbon remaining.
Do not replace one side without replacing the
other.
•
Reassemble using new brush assemblies. Make
sure curvature of brush matches curvature of
motor and that brush moves freely in brush tube.
•
Make sure brush cap is oriented correctly (straight)
and replace.
•
Tighten brush cap securely. Do not overtighten.
BRUSH
CAP
BRUSH
CAP
BRUSH
ASSEMBLY
Fig. 39
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WARNING:
To prevent accidental starting that
could cause possible serious personal injury,
assemble all accessories to your saw before
connecting it to power supply. Saw should never
be connected to power supply when you are
assembling parts, making adjustments, installing
or removing blades or accessories, or when not
in use.
DUSTBAG
DUST BAG
See Figure 40.
The dust bag fits over the exhaust port on the upper
blade guard. To install it, remove the dust guide from
the exhaust port. Then, squeeze the two metal clips to
open the mouth of the bag and slide it on the exhaust
port. Release the clips. The metal ring in the bag
should lock in between the grooves on the exhaust
port. For more efficient operation, empty dust bag
when no more than half full. This will permit better air
flow through the bag.
EXHAUSTPORT
Fig. 40
31
TABLE
EXTENSION
TO Level
See Figures 41, 42, and 43.
The table extension can be used on either the right or
left side of your miter saw. To assemble and install
the table extension:
•
Insert support rods into the two holes in the side of
the miter saw base. See Figure 42.
•
Position table clamp bracket under miter saw base
between support rods and bottom of miter saw as
shown in figure 42.
Note: Support rods must extend through the
second set of holes in the miter saw base.
the Miter
Saw:
•
•
Loosen wing nut.
Place a level or cther straight object across the
miter saw base and table extension.
•
Loosen or tighten the adjustment screws as
needed until the extension table is at the same
height and revel with the miter saw table.
•
Retighten wing nut.
TABLE
CLAMP
BRACKET
•
Secure clamp bracket in place with the clamp
bracket screw. The clamp bracket screw threads
through the clamp bracket and tightens against the
bottom of the miter saw base.
•
Slide the clamp support onto support rods and
secure using a phillips screw in each screw hole in
the top of the cramp support. See Figure 43.
•
•
Place table extension on support rods.
Slide square head bolt into middle slot then fit
extension clamp bracket over bolt. Tighten with
wing nut.
CLAMP
BRACKETSCREW
Thread adjustment screws into support rods as
shown in figure 41.
SAWVIEWEDFROMBELOW
•
PHILLIPS
SCREW
STOPBLOCK
KNOB
CLAMP
SUPPORT
TABLE
STOP
BLOCK
CARRIAGE
BOLT_
SUPPORT
ROD
\
MITER
SAWBASE
CLAMP
HEADBOLT BRACKETSCREW
_WING
NUT
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
SION
CLAMPBRACKET
Fig. 41
32
Fig. 42
WORK
CLAMP
STOP BLOCK
ASSEMBLY
See Figures 41 and 45.
See Figures 43 and 44.
WORKCLAMP
ASSEMBLY
PHILLIPS
SCREW
\
J
CLAMP _
CLAMP
SUPPORT
PHILLIPS
SCREW
STOP
BLOCK KNOB
!
TABLE
EXTENSION
SUPPORT
RODS
.STOP
BLOCK
HOLESFOR CLAMP
LR(TENSION
ROD
The stop block is useful as a stop for cutting multiple
pieces to the same length,
\
Fig. 43
The work clamp assembly provides greater control by
clamping the workpiece to the fence or the saw table.
It also prevents the workpiece from creeping toward
the saw blade. This is very helpful when cutting
compound miters.
SCREWSHOLD
SUPPORT
CLAMPSUPPORT
ROBS
TO SUPPORTRODS
•
Insert carriage bolt into the table slot.
•
Place the stop block over the carriage bolt and into
the slot in the extension table.
•
Thread the stop block knob onto the carriage bolt
to secure the stop block to the table extension. See
Figure 41.
•
Loosen.the stop block knob and adjust to the
desired distance from the blade to make the cut,
•
Tighten stop block knob securely.
•
Make a test cut in scrap material and measure the
length of the workpiece.
•
Make any necessary adjustments.
,_
CLAMP
SUPPORT
Fig. 44
33
WARNING:
When using the work clamp with
the stop block, install the clamp on the stop block
side of the blade. This will eliminate the
possibility of the saw catching the loose end and
kicking up. Failure to heed this warning can
result in serious personal injury.
CLAMPINGWORKPIECE
•
TO THE FENCE
CLAMPING
Insert the grooved end of the clamp extension rod
as far as it will go into the front hole of the clamp
support. This will allow the clamp to press the
workpiece against the fence. See Figure 44.
•
WORKPIECE
TO THE SAW TABLE
Insert the grooved end of the clamp extension rod
into the back, top hole of the clamp support. This
will allow the clamp to press the workpiece against
the saw table. See Figures 42 and 45.
CLAMPSUPPORT
KNOB
CLAMP
EXTENSIONROD
o
v
SCREWS
SCREWS
CLAMP
EXTENSIONROD
CLAMPWORKPIECETO THE FENCE
Fig. 46
•
Secure the clamp extension rod with a screw.
•
Slide the clamp assembly onto the clamp extension rod and secure with a screw.
CLAMPSUPPORT
Note: The clamp assembly can be slid forward or
backward on the clamp extension rod as needed
by loosening the screw.
•
CLAMPWORKPIECETOTHE SAW TABLE
Turn the knob to secure and free the workpiece
against the fence.
Fig. 47
•
Securely tighten a14screws on the clamp before
each use.
•
Align the groove in the clamp extension rod with
the screw hole, and secure the rod with a screw.
•
Before making a cut, always check the blade and
blade guard clearance over and around the miter
clamp.
•
Slide the clamp assembly onto the clamp extension rod and secure with a screw.
Note: The clamp assembly can be slid forward or
backward on the clamp extension rod as needed
by loosening the screw.
WARNING:
Make sure the saw blade or blade
guard will not hit the work clamp assembly when
cutting miter and bevel cuts. Failure to heed this
warning could result in serious personal injury.
•
Turn the knob to secure and free the workpiece
against the saw table.
•
Securely tighten all screws on the clamp before
each use.
•
Before making a cut, always check the blade and
blade guard clearance over and around the miter
clamp.
,_
34
Make sure the saw blade or blade
WARNING:
guard will not hit the work clamp assembly.when
cutting miter and bevel cuts. Failure to heed this
warning could result in serious personal injury.
35
CRAFTSMAN
COMPOUND
MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER
315.212240
27
31
29
32
35
36
3
Figure A
36
CRAFTSMAN
COMPOUND
MITER SAW - MODEL
NUMBER
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number
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INSTRUCTIONS
PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE A
KEY
NO.
1
PART
NUMBER
** STD851010
2
976578-001
3
4
** STD852010
555102000
5
555104000
DESCRIPTION
QUAN.
* Flat Washer (M10) ............................
2
* Self-Locking Nut (M10) ..............................
1
" Spring Washer
.........................
Fence
..............................
1
1
Knob
..................................................
1
6
** STD852008
7
981623-001
8
555103000
Shdmg M=ter Fence
................................
1
9
980261-001
10
976568-001
Hex Key Holder ....................................
Blade Wrench .............................................
1
1
11
976605-001
• Hex Key (6 ram)
12
976570-001
• Hex Key (5 mm)
13
980418-001
* t-rex Key (10 mm)
14
*" STD840812
• Hex Nut (M8)
15
*" STD835030
16
980245-001
* Hex Bolt (M8 x 30)
Bevel Pivot Bracket
17
980234-001
Bevel Scale
18
976531-001
Rivet
19
980239-001
20
"" STD852012
21
980257-001
* Spnng Washer (M12) .......
Throat Plate
...
22
980256-001
* Screw (M4 x 8 Pan Hd.)...
..................
23
980250-001
...........
24
980251-001
• Screw (M5 x 10 Pan Hd )
M_ter Scale Indicator
25
980243-001
Miter Table
26
980258-001
27
980233-001
Clamp Nut
....
M=ter Lock Handle.
28
980242-001
F_xed Plate
29
30
980260-001
980264-001
* Spring Washer (M8) ..............................................
• Screw (M8 x 35 Hex Soc Hd ) ...................................
4
4
...............................
1
.............................
1
........................
1
...............................
2
. ..
.....................
.
..
................
1
......................
1
..................
2
• Belt (M12 x 35 Hex Hd ) . .
...............
......................
1
1
...............
1
........
1
............
1
.........
1
...
* Screw (M6 x 10 Pan Hd )
Lock Plate
31
980231-001
32
980240-001
33
977435-001
Line Warmng Label
34
977434-001
Hand Warmng Label
35
36
980253-001
980230-001
Table Spindle
Miter Table Frame
........
1
...............
4
.........
1
3
• Screw (M5 x 8 Pan Hd)
MJter Scale
........
1
2
.....
2
1
. .
.....
* Standard Hardware Item -- May Be Purchased Locally
** Available From Div. 98 -- Source 980.00
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COMPOUND
MITER SAW-
MODEL
NUMBER
315.212240
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COMPOUND
MITER
SAW
or when
repasrparts.
The model number
wdl
be found
on aordering
plate attached
to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your
SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING
/
INSTRUCTIONS
PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE B
KEY PART
NO, NUMBER
1 ** STD851012
CD
2
980249-001
3
980255-001
4
980262-001
DESCRIPTION
QUAN.
* Flat Washer (M12) .....................................
Stop ...............................................
* Screw (M6 x 15 Pan Hd )
Shoulder Screw
..........................
....................................
KEY
PART
NO.
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
QUAN.
* Screw (M5 x 30 Pan Hd ) ...................................
4
1
24
982043-001
1
25
$55500200
Dust Chute Assembly ....................................
1
1
26
180030-501
Set Screw (M6 x 20) .............................................
2
1
27
980297-001
* Screw(M5x
12 Pan Hd) .................................
1
Stop Block ...............................................
5
$55500100
Link Assembly ...................................
1
28
980291-501
6
976643-001
Retaining 'E' Ring ............................................
1
29
980274-501
7
980254-001
Washer ..................................................
1
30
555407000
8
980246-001
Pivot Shaft ...................................................
1
31 *" STD852006
* Lock Washer (M6) ..........................................
1
980237-001
Bevel Lock Knob ..........................................
1
32
980260-001
"Screw (M6 x 10)
1
* Flat Washer (M10) ........................................
1
33
981638-001
Hex Bolt ..............................................................
Stop Pin .......................................................
Tension Shaft ..............................................
1
1
34
35
979693-001
980417-001
Logo Plate .......................................................
1
Roller .........................................................
1
* Screw (M4 x 8 Pan Hd.) ..................................
2
36
980416-001
* Screw (M6 x 15) ..............................................
1
* Flat Washer (M4) ........................................
2
37
980286-001
Ftxed Screw ................................................
1
1
38
980279-001
* Screw (M5 x 12 Pan Hd.) ...................................
1
1
9
10 ** STD851010
11
980266-001
12
980275-001
13
980256-001
14 *" STD851004
15
980287-001
Scale Indicator (R) ............................................
* Screw (M6 x 15 Pan Hd.) ...................................
Stop Block ......................................................
.................................................
1
1
1
16
555201000
Support Bracket ................................................
1
39
555409000
Blade Bolt Cover ................................................
17
980248-001
Scale Indicator (L) ...............................................
1
40
555404000
Lower Blade Guard ..........................................
1
18
977223-00t
Dust Guide ..........................................................
1
41
976554-001
Tension Spdng ..................................................
1
1
19
555411000
Upper Blade Guard ............................................
1
42
566407000
Roller ................................................................
20
555412000
Lower Blade Guard Label ................................
1
43
538417000
Retaining Ring ..............................................
1
21
976540-001
Caution Label ...............................................
1
44
555414000
Tension Spring Holder ......................................
1
22
980290-001
Spnng Position Locetor ....................................
1
45 ** STD851006
23
980282-001
Tension Spnng ................................................
1
46
976549-001
" Flat Washer (M6) ......................................
Lock Nut (M6) ...................................................
2
1
* Standard Hardware Item -- May Be Purchased Locally
** Available From DIv. 98 _ Source 980.00
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COMPOUND
MITER SAW-
MODEL
NUMBER
315.212240
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replacement,contactyour nearest
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COMPOU ND MITER SAW - MODEL
NUMBER
315.212240
The model number
willSAW
be found
on aordering
plate attached
to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your
COMPOUND
MITER
or when
repair parts.
SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS
PARTS
Key
No.
J_
Part
Number
1
980296-001
2
980288-001
3
*"
4
980270-001
5
980283-001
6
980294-001
7
980271-001
8
976648-001
9
980272-001
10
976653-001
11
980289-001
12 **STD315511
13
980295-001
14
980284-001
15
982102-001
16
511311000
t7
979695-001
18
976682-001
19
976683-001
20
555322000
21
982060-001
22
976651-001
23
976649-001
24
6631601
972000-986
LIST FOR FIGURE
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Description
Quan.
Blade Bolt ..............................................................................................................................................................
Outer Blade Washer ..............................................................................................................................................
Blade ......................................................................................................................................................................
{nner Blade Washer ...............................................................................................................................................
Screw (Pan Hd.) ....................................................................................................................................................
Bearing Plate .........................................................................................................................................................
Ball Bearing (6203UU) ...........................................................................................................................................
Retaining 'C' Ring ..................................................................................................................................................
Gear Shaft .............................................................................................................................................................
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
Lock Ring .._............................................................................................................................................................
Gear .......................................................................................................................................................................
1
1
Ball Bearing (6001ZZ) ...........................................................................................................................................
Parallel Key ...........................................................................................................................................................
Screw (M3 x 5 Pan Hd.) ........................................................................................................................................
Screw (M6 x 25 Pan Hd.) ......................................................................................................................................
Carrying Handle .....................................................................................................................................................
Warning Label ........................................................................................................................................................
Brush Cap ..............................................................................................................................................................
Carbon Brush ........................................................................................................................................................
Data Plate ..............................................................................................................................................................
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
2
1
Spindle Lock Pin ....................................................................................................................................................
Retaining 'E' Ring ..................................................................................................................................................
Compression Spring ..............................................................................................................................................
Hex Key Bolt (Laser Guide Bolt) ...........................................................................................................................
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NOTE: "A"-The assembly shown represents an important part of the Double Insulated System. To avoid the possibility of alteration or damage
to the system, service should be performed by your nearest Sears Repair Center. Contact your nearest Sears Catalog Order or
Retail Store for Service Center Information.
* Standard Hardware Item -- May Be Purchased Locally
** Available From Div, 98 -- Source 980.00
*** Complete assortment available at your nearest Sears Catalog Order or Retail Store.
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