Owner`s manual | Craftsman 315.10849 Saw User Manual

Owner's Manual
7-1/4 in. CIRCULAR SAW
Double Insulated
Model No.
315.108490
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• Safety
• Features
Read and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions before first use of
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this product.
Customer
Sears,
Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Roebuck
Visit the Craftsman
972000-840
4-01
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
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Table Of Contents ..........................................................................................................................................
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Warranty .........................................................................................................................................................
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Introduction .....................................................................................................................................................
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Rules For Safe Operation
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Product Specifications ....................................................................................................................................
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Unpacking .......................................................................................................................................................
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Accessories
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Features .........................................................................................................................................................
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Adjustments ....................................................................................................................................................
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Operation ...................................................................................................................................................
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Maintenance .................................................................................................................................................
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Exploded View and Repair Parts List ......................................................................................................
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Parts Ordering / Service ...............................................................................................................................
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN
CIRCULAR
3-5
9-15
20
SAW
If this rRI_FT$1qgN Circular Saw fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase,
RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will repair it, free of
charge.
If this CRRFTSMRN Circular Saw is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90
days from the date of purchase.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
YOLJrcircular 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
owner's manual before using your new circular
saw. Pay close attention to the Rules For Safe
Operation, Warnings and Cautions. If you use
your circular saw properly and only for what it is
intended, you will enjoy years of safe, reliable
service.
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
MEANING
A
SAFETY
A
DANGER: Failure to obey a safety warning will result in serious injury to yourself or to others.
Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
A
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.
A
CAUTION:
Failure to obey a safety warning may result in property damage or personal injury to
yourself or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock
and personal injury.
NOTE:
Advises you of information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment.
DOUBLE
ALERT
SYMBOL:
Indicates danger, warning or caution. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs.
IMPORTANT
INSULATION
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 from internal metal motor
components with protecting insulation. Double
insulated tools do not need to be grounded.
Servicing of a tool with double insulation requires
extreme care and knowledge of the system and
should be performed only by a qualified service
technician. For service we suggest you return the tool
to your nearest Sears Store for repair. Always use
original factory replacement parts when servicing.
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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 owner's manual
and review frequenUy for continuing safe
operation, and instructing others who may use
this tool.
WARNING:
If saw is dropped, lower blade
guard or bumper may be bent, restricting full
return.
If lower blade guard or bumper become bent or
damaged, replace them before reuse.
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas
and benches invite accidents.
AVOID DANGEROUS
ENVIRONMENT.
Don't
use power tools in damp or wet locations or
expose to rain. Keep work area well lit.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read owner's
manual carefully. Learn its applications and
limitations as well as the specific potential
hazards related to this tool.
KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. All
visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept a
safe distance from work area. Do not let visitors
contact tool or extension cord.
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GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK BY
PREVENTING BODY CONTACT WITH
GROUNDED SURFACES. For example: pipes,
radiators, ranges, refrigerator enclosures.
STORE IDLE TOOLS. When not in use, tools
should be stored in a dry and high or locked-up
place - out of the reach of children.
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KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE AND IN WORKING
DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better
and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
ORDER. Never wedge or tie lower blade guard
open. Check operation of lower blade guard
before each use. Do not use if lower blade guard
does not close briskly over saw blade.
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RULES
FOR SAFE OPERATION
(Continued)
USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force small tool or
extension cord 50 feet or less in length. A cord
exceeding 100 feet is not recommended. If in
doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller
the gage number, the heavier the cord.
attachment to do the job of a heavy duty too!.
Don't use tool for purpose not intended - for
example - a circular saw should never be used
for cutting tree limbs or logs.
OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS. When
tool is used outdoors, use only extension cords
suitable for use outdoors. Outdoor approved
cords are marked with the suffix W-A, for example, SJTW-A or SJOW-A.
WEAR PROPER APPAREL. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry that can get caught in tool's
moving parts and cause personal injury. Rubber
gloves and nonskid footwear are recommended
when working outdoors. Wear protective hair
covering to contain long hair and keep it from
being drawn into nearby air vents.
KEEP BLADES CLEAN AND SHARP. Sharp
blades minimize stalling and kickback.
KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUI-FING AREA.
Keep hands away from blades. Do not reach
underneath work while blade is rotating. Do not
attempt to remove cut material when blade is
moving.
ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES. Everyday
eyeglasses have only impact-resistant lenses;
they are not safety glasses.
PROTECT YOUR LUNGS. Wear a face or dust
mask if the cutting operation is dusty.
PROTECT YOUR HEARING. Wear hearing
protection during extended periods of operation.
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WARNING:
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NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE. Normal sparking of the motor could
ignite fumes.
DON'T ABUSE CORD. Never carry tool by cord
or yank it to disconnect from receptacle. Keep
cord from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
Blades coast after turn off.
INSPECT TOOL CORDS PERIODICALLY, and
if damaged, have repaired by authorized service
facility. Stay constantly aware of cord location
and keep it well away from the rotating blade.
SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold
work. It's safer than using your hand and it frees
both hands to operate tool.
INSPECT EXTENSION CORDS PERIODI-
DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times. Do not use on a ladder or
CALLY and replace if damaged.
unstable support. Secure tools when working at
elevated positions.
KEEP HANDLES DRY, CLEAN, AND FREE
FROM OIL AND GREASE. Always use a clean
cloth when cleaning. Never use brake fluids,
gasoline, petroleum-based products, or any
strong solvents to clean your tool.
MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools
sharp and clean for best and safest performance.
Follow instructions for lubricating and changing
accessories.
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.
DISCONNECT TOOLS. When not in use, before
servicing, or when changing attachments,
blades, bits, cutters, etc., all tools should be
disconnected from power supply.
CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use
of the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged
should be carefully checked to determine that it
will operate properly and perform its intended
function. Check for alignment of moving parts,
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts,
mounting and any other conditions that may
affect its operation. A guard or other part that is
damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service center.
REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND
WRENCHES. Form habit of checking to see that
keys and adjusting wrenches are removed from
tool before turning it on.
AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. Don't carry
plugged-in tool with finger on switch. Be sure
switch is off when plugging in.
MAKE SURE YOUR EXTENSION CORD IS IN
GOOD CONDITION. When using an extension
cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry
the current your product will draw. An undersized
cord will 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
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DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT
TURN IT ON AND OFF. Have defective switches
replaced by an authorized service center.
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USE RIP FENCE. Always use a fence or
straight edge guide when ripping.
RULES
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FOR SAFE OPERATION
(Continued)
SUPPORT LARGE PANELS, To minimize the
risk of blade pinching and kickback, always
support large panels as shown in Figure 9, page
10. When cutting operation requires the resting
of the saw on the workpiece, the saw should be
rested on the larger portion and the smaller piece
cut off.
AVOID CUTTING NAILS. Inspect for and
remove all nails from lumber before cutting.
LOWER BLADE GUARD.
NEVER lay a tool down before its moving parts
have come to a complete stop.
NEVER touch the blade or other moving parts
during use.
NEVER start a tool when its rotating component
is in contact with the workpiece.
WARNING:
If lower blade guard must be raised
to make a cut, always raise it with the retracting
handle to avoid serious injury. See Figure 20,
Page 15.
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GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK. Kickback occurs
when the saw stalls rapidly and is driven back
towards the operator. Release switch immediately if blade binds or saw stalls. Don't remove
saw from work during a cut while the blade is
moving. See Pages 9 and 10.
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BEFORE MAKING A CUT, BE SURE THE
DEPTH AND BEVEL ADJUSTMENTS ARE
TIGHT,
DO NOT operate this tool while under the
influence of drugs, alcohol, or any medication.
POLARIZED
WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL
CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. Refer to them
frequently and use them to instruct others who
may use this tool. If you loan someone this tool,
loan them these instructions also.
USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES. Do not use
blades with incorrect size holes. Never use blade
washers or bolts that are defective or incorrect.
The maximum blade capacity of your saw is
7-1/4 inches.
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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.
WARNING:
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction
activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some
examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from mead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated
lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your
exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment,
such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
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Look for this symbol
safety is involved.
to point out important
safety
precautions.
It means
attention!H
Your
WARNING:
The operation of any circular saw can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes,
which can result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear
safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed. We
recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses
with side shields, available at Sears Retail Stores.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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2-1/4
Horsepower
Input
12 Amperes
Blade Diameter
7-1/4 in. (184 mm)
Blade Arbor
5/8 in. (16 mm)
Cutting Depth at 0 ° Bevel Cut
Cutting Depth at 45 ° Bevel Cut
Cutting Depth at 51.5 ° Bevel Cut
Rating
No Load Speed
1-5/8 in. (41 ram)
120 volts, 60 Hz, AC
5,000 RPM
2-3/8 in. (60 ram)
Your circular saw has been shipped completely
assembled except for the blade. Inspect it carefully to
make sure no breakage or damage has occurred
during shipping. If any parts are damaged or missing,
contact your nearest Sears Retail Store to obtain
replacement parts before attempting to operate saw. A
blade, blade wrench, and this owner's manual are also
included.
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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.
The following recommended accessories are currently available at Sears Retail Stores.
7-1/4 in.
40 Tooth General Purpose Cut-Off Blade
7-1/4 in.
35 Tooth Master Combination
7-1/4 in.
200 Tooth Plywood Blade
7-1/4 in.
18 Tooth Carbide Blade
7-1/4 in.
18 Tooth Mach II Silver Series Carbide Blade
7-1/4 in.
24 Tooth Mach II Silver Series Carbide Blade
7-1/4 in.
24 Tooth Combination
Blade
Carbide Blade
Rip Guide
WARNING"
1-13/16 in. (46 ram)
The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous.
KNOW YOUR CIRCULAR
SAW
APPLICATIONS
See Figure 1.
(Use only for the purpose listed below)
Before attempting to use any tool, familiarize yourself
with all operating features and safety requirements.
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Features include easily operated bevel cut and depth
of cut adjustment mechanisms, positive O° bevel stop,
length of cut scale, directed air flow for keeping line of
cut clear, and blade wrench storage.
ELECTRICAL
Cutting all types of wood products (lumber,
plywood, paneling).
CONNECTION
Your circular 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 saw cloes not operate
when plugged into an outlet, double-check the power
supply.
SWITCH
To turn your saw ON, depress the switch trigger.
Release switch trigger to turn your saw OFF.
UPPER
BLADEGUARD
SWITCH
TRIGGER
LOWERBLADE
GUARDHANDLE
DEPTHOFCUT
ADJUSTMENT
(WINGNUT)
BASE
ASSEMBLY
BLADEWRENCH
STORAGEAREA
LENGTHOF
CUTSCALE
BLADE
WRENCH
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LOWER
BLADEGUARD
BLADE
BEVELCUT
ADJUSTMENT
(WINGNUT)
Fig. 1
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.
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WARNING:
Your saw should never be
connected to power supply when you are
assembling parts, making adjustments,
assembling or removing blades, cleaning, or
when not in use. Disconnecting your saw will
prevent accidental starting that could cause
serious personal injury.
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Fit saw blade inside lower blade guard and onto
spindle. Note: The saw teeth point upward at the
front of saw as shown in Figure 2.
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Replace "D" washer and spring washer.
Note: "Cupped" side of spring washer goes against
"D" washer. See Figure 3.
OUTERBLADEWASHER("D"WASHER)
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WARNING:
A 7-1/4 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 flat on the spindle. Larger
blades will come in contact with the blade
guards, while thicker blades will prevent blade
screw from securing blade on spindle. Either of
these situations could result in a serious
accident.
TO ASSEMBLE
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OR REMOVE
BLADE
CUPPEDSIDE OF
SPRINGWASHER
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Unplug your saw.
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your saw could
result in accidental starting causing possible
serious personal injury.
TO ASSEMBLE
BLADE:
OUTSIDEOF
SPRINGWASHER
Fig. 3
Replace blade screw. Tighten blade screw
securely.
Note: Turn blade screw clockwise to tighten.
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Return blade wrench to storage area.
Note: Always place angled portion of blade wrench
up as shown in Figure 1.
REMEMBER: Never use a blade that is too thick to
= Remove blade wrench from storage area.
See Figure 1.
allow the "D" washer to engage with the fiat on the
spindle.
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TO REMOVE BLADE:
Remove blade screw, spring washer, and outer
blade washer ("D" washer). See Figure 2.
SPINDLE
LOWER BLADE
GUARDHANDLE
OUTER
BLADE
WASHER
("D" WASHER)
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Remove blade wrench from storage area.
See Figure I.
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Place your saw on a piece of scrap wood as shown
in Figure 4, and remove blade screw.
Note: With blade teeth embedded in the wood, turn
blade screw counterclockwise to remove.
BLADE
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Remove spring washer and outer blade washer
("D" washer). See Figure 2.
Note: Blade can be removed at this point,
BLADE
SCREW
INNER
BLADEWASHER
SPRING
WASHER
Fig. 2
Note: Tum blade screw counterclockwise to remove.
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Wipe a drop of oil onto inner blade washer and
outer blade washer ("D" washer) where they
contact blade.
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.
LOWERBLADE
GUARDHANDLE
BLADE
WRENCH
\
BLADESCREW
Fig. 4
SAW
BLADES
KICKBACK
See Figure 6.
The best of saw blades will not cut efficiently if they
are not kept clean, sharp, and properly set. Using a
dull blade will place a heavy toad on your saw and
increase the danger of kickback. Keep extra blades
on hand, so that sharp blades are always available.
Gum and wood pitch hardened on blades will slow
your saw down. Use gum and pitch remover, hot
water, or kerosene to remove these accumulations.
Do not use gasoline.
BLADE
GUARD
SYSTEM
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The lower blade guard attached to your circular
saw is there for your protection and safety. It
should never be altered for any reason. If it
becomes damaged or begins to return slow or
sluggish, do not operate your saw until the
damage has been repaired or replaced. Always
leave guard in operating position when using saw.
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BLADESETTOO DEEP
The best guard against kickback Is to avoid
dangerous practices.
Kickback occurs when the blade stalls rapidly and the
saw is driven back towardswou. Blade stalling is
caused by any action which pinches the blade in the
wood.
DANGER: When sawing through workpiece,
lower blade guard does not cover blade on the
underside of workpiece. Since blade is exposed
on underside of workpiece, keep hands and
fingers away from cutting area. Any part of your
body coming in contact with moving blade will
result in serious injury. See Figure 5.
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LOWERBLADEGUARD
IS IN UP POSITION
WHENMAKINGA CUT
BLADE EXPOSEDON
UNDERSIDEOF WORKPIECE
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Fig. 6
DANGER: Release switch immediately if blade
binds or saw stalls. Kickback could cause you to
lose control of your saw. Loss of control can lead
to serious injury.
KICKBACK
IS CAUSED
BY:
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Incorrect blade depth setting. See Figure 6.
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Sawing into knots or nails in workpiece.
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Twisting blade while making a cut.
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Making a cut with a dull, gummed up, or improperly
set blade.
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Incorrectly supporting workpiece. See Figure 7.
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Forcing a cut.
Fig. 5
CAUTION: Never use saw when guard is not
operating correctly. Guard should be checked for
correct operation before each use. If you drop
your saw, check the lower blade guard and
bumper for damage at all depth settings before
reuse. Note: The guard is operating correctly
when it moves freely and readily returns to the
closed position. If for any reason your lower
blade guard does not close freely, take it to the
nearest Sears Repair Center for service before
using.
WRONG
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Fig. 7
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Cutting warped or wet lumber.
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Tool misuse or incorrect operating procedures.
TO LESSEN
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Always
correct
exceed
Figure
THE CHANCE
OF KICKBACK:
keep the correct blade depth setting - the
blade depth setting for all cuts should not
1/4 inch below the material to be cut. See
8.
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When making a cut use steady, even pressure.
Never force cuts.
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Do not cut warped or wet lumber.
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Always hold your saw firmly with both hands and
keep your body in a balanced position so as to
resist the forces of kickback should it occur.
When using your saw, always stay alert and
exercise control. Do not remove your saw from
workpiece while the blade is moving.
DEPTH
OF CUT ADJUSTMENT
Always keep correct blade depth setting. The correct
blade depth setting for all cuts should not exceed 1/4
inch below the material to be cut. More blade depth
will increase the chance of kickback and cause the cut
to be rough.
TO ADJUST
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Fig. 8
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Inspect the workpiece for knots or nails before
beginning a cut. Never saw into a knot or nail.
•
Make straight cuts. Always use a straight edge
guide when rip cutting. This helps prevent twisting
the blade in the cut.
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Always use clean, sharp and properly set blades.
Never make cuts with dull blades.
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To avoid pinching the blade, support the workpiece
properly before beginning a cut. The right and
wrong ways to support large pieces of work are
shown in Figures 7 and 9.
DEPTH
Unplug your saw.
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CORRECTBLADEDEPTHSETTING=
BLADEEXPOSEDI/4 in. OR LESS
ONUNDERSIDEOF WORKPIECE
BLADE
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your saw could
result in accidental starting causing possible
serious personal injury.
• Loosen wing nut. See Figure 10.
WINGNUT
BASE
ASSEMBLY
•
Hold base flat against the workpiece and raise or
lower saw until the required depth is reached.
• Tighten wing nut securely.
RIGHT
Fig. 9
10
Fig. 10
STARTING
TO HELP MAINTAIN
A CUT
Know the right way to use your saw.
See Figure 1 I.
CONTROL:
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Always support your workpiece near the cut.
•
Support your workpiece so the cut will be on your
right.
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Clamp your workpiece so it will not move during
the cut.
Place your workpiece with its good side down. Note:
The good side is the side on which appearance is
important.
Before beginning a cut, draw a guideline along the
desired line of cut. Then place front edge of base on
that part of your workpiece that is solidly supported.
See Figure 11.
Never place your saw on that part of the
workpiece that will fall off when the cut is made.
See Figure 13.
RIGHT
Fig. 11
_IL WARNING:
To make sawing easier and safer,
always maintain proper control of your saw. Loss
of control of your saw could cause an accident
resulting in possible serious injury.
Never use your saw as shown in Figure 12.
WRONG
Fig. 13
Keep the cord away from cutting area. Always place
the cord to prevent it from hanging up on the
workpiece while making a cut.
WRONG
Fig. 12
Never place your hand on the workpiece behind
your saw while making a cut.
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DANGER: If the cord hangs up on the
workpiece during a cut, release the switch trigger
immediately. Unplug your saw and reposition the
cord to prevent it from hanging up again.
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DANGER: Using your saw with a damaged cord
could result in serious injury or death. If the cord
has been damaged, have it replaced before
using your saw again.
Hold your saw firmly with both hands.
See Figure 14.
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CAUTION" When lifting your saw from the
workpiece, the blade is exposed on the
underside of your saw until the lower blade guard
closes. Make sure lower guard is closed before
setting your saw down on work surface.
TO CROSS CUT OR RIP CUT
When making a cross cut or rip cut, align your line of
cut with the outer blade guide notch on the saw base
as shown in Figure 15.
TOPVIEW OF SAW
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FRONT
°FS'W
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RIGHT
Fig. 14
Squeeze the switch trigger to start your saw. Always
let the blade reach full speed, then guide your saw
into the workpiece.
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WARNING:
The blade coming in contact with
the workpiece before it reaches full speed could
cause your saw to "kickback" towards you
resulting in serious injury.
ALIGNOUTERBLADEGUIDENOTCHON
SAW BASEWITH LINEOF CUTAS SHOWN
WHENMAKINGCROSSCUTSOR RIP CUTS
GUIDELINE
Fig. 15
Since blade thicknesses vary, always make a trial cut
in scrap material along a guideline to determine how
much, if any, the guideline must be offset to produce
an accurate cut. Note: The distance from the line of
cut to the guideline is the amount you should offset
the guideline.
When making a cut use steady, even pressure.
Forcing causes rough cuts, could shorten the life of
your saw and could cause "kickback."
REMEMBER;
When sawing through work, the lower blade guard
does not cover the blade, exposing It on the
underside of work. Keep your hands and fingers
away from cutting area. Any part of your body
coming in contact with the moving blade will
result in serious injury.
After you complete your cut release the trigger and
allow the blade to come to a complete stop. Do not
remove your saw from workplece while the blade
is moving.
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TO BEVEL
CUT
The angle of cut of your saw may be adjusted to any
desired setting between zero and 51.5 °. Note: When
making cuts at 51.5 ° blade should be set at full depth
of cut, with edge guide screw removed.
When making a bevel cut hold your saw firmly with
both hands as shown in Figure 17.
Rest the front edge of the base on the workpiece.
Squeeze the switch trigger to start your saw. Always
let the blade reach full speed, then guide your saw
into the workpiece.
When making 45 ° bevel cuts, there is a notch in the
saw base to help you line up the blade with the line of
cut. See Figure 16.
BEVEL
SCALE
LOWER
BLADEGUARD
ig. 17
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NOTCH
BEVEL
ADJUSTMENT
WINGNUT
WARNING:
The blade coming in contact with
the workpiece before it reaches full speed could
cause saw to "kickback" toward you resulting in
serious injury.
After you complete your cut release the trigger and
allow the blade to come to a complete stop. After the
blade has stopped, lift your saw from the workpiece.
TO ADJUST
ALIGN INNERBLADEGUIDENOTCHON SAW
BASEWITH LINEOF CUT AS SHOWNWHEN
MAKING45° BEVELCUTS
•
Fig. 16
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Align your line of cut with the inner blade guide notch
on the saw base when making 45 ° bevel cuts.
Since blade thicknesses vary and different angles
require different settings, always make a trial cut
in scrap material along a guideline to determine
how much you should offset the guideline on the
board to be cut.
Unplug your saw.
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your saw could
result in accidental starting causing possible
serious personal injury.
•
Loosen wing nut. See Figure 16.
•
Raise motor housing end of saw until you reach
desired angle setting on bevel scale.
See Figure 16.
•
Tighten wing nut securely.
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BEVEL SE'B'ING
WARNING:
Attempting bevel cut without wing
nut securely tightened can result in serious
injury.
POSITIVE
0 ° BEVEL
TO ADJUST
STOP
See Figure 18.
BEVEL
ADJUSTMENT
WING NUT
•
ADJUSTMENT
SCREW
Unplug your saw.
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WARNING:
Failure to unplug your saw could
result in accidental starting causing possible
serious personal injury.
•
Loosen wing nut.
•
Loosen hex nut securing adjustment screw.
•
Turn screw and adjust base until square with saw
blade.
•
Tighten hex nut and wing nut securely.
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HEXNUT
POSITWEO°BEVELSTOP
CARPENTER'SSQUARE
WARNING:
Attempting to make cuts without
wing nut securely tightened can result in serious
injury.
LENGTH
OF CUT SCALE
See Figure 19.
Fig. 18
[
Your saw has a positive 0 ° bevel stop, that has been
factory adjusted to assure 0 ° angle of your saw blade
when making 90 ° cuts. However, misalignment can
occur during shipping.
TO CHECK
•
LENGTHOF CUTSCALE
Unplug your saw.
A length of cut scale has been provided on the base
of your saw. It is parallel with the saw blade and can
be used to measure the distance into material the
blade has cut. Note: Six inches is the maximum
_1= WARNING:
Failure to unplug your saw could
result in accidental starting causing possible
serious personal injury.
•
Place your saw in an upside down position on
workbench. See Figure 18.
•
Using a carpenter's square, check squareness of
saw blade to the base of your saw.
Fig. 19
length of cut that can be measured. Also, it is
accurate only when the depth of cut is set at full
maximum depth.
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TO POCKET
CUT
See Figure 20.
,_1= WARNING: Always adjust bevel setting to zero
before making a pocket cut. Attempting a pocket
cut at any other setting can result in loss of control
of your saw possibly causing serious injury.
C-clamps, firmly clamp a straight edge to the
workpiece and guide the saw along the straight edge
to achieve a straight rip cut. Do not bind the blade in
the cut. If using the optional rip guide, see the
following instructions and Figure 22.
ALTERNATEMETHODFOR RIPCUTTING
Adjust the bevel setting to zero, set blade to correct
blade depth setting, and swing the lower blade guard
up using the lower blade guard handle.
Always raise the lower blade guard with the
handle to avoid serious injury.
STRAIGHT
EDGE
While holding lower blade guard by the handle, firmly
rest the front of the base flat against the workpiece
with the rear of the handle raised so the blade does
not touch the workpiece. See Figure 20.
LOWER
BLADEGUARD
C-CLAMPS
WORKPIECE
Fig. 21
TO ASSEMBLE
•
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•
POCKETCUT
LOWERBLADE
GUARDHANDLE
OPTIONAL
RIP GUIDE
Unplug your saw.
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your saw could
result in accidental starting causing possible
serious personal injury.
Place rip guide through holes in saw base as
shown in Figure 22.
Fig. 20
Squeeze the switch trigger to start your saw. Always
let the blade reach full speed then slowly lower
blade into the workpieee until base is flat against
workpiece.
After you complete your cut release the trigger and
allow the blade to come to a complete stop. After the
blade has stopped, remove it from the workpiece.
Corners may then be cleared out with a hand saw or
sabre saw.
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EDGEGUIDE
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WARNING:
Never tie the lower blade guard in a
raised position. Leaving the blade exposed could
lead to serious injury.
PLACERIP
GUIDETHRU HOLES
Fig. 22
TO RIP CUT
•
Adjust rip guide to the width needed.
OPTIONAL RIP GUIDE (EDGE GUIDE)
See Figure 21.
•
Tighten rip guide screw securely.
When using a rip guide, position the face of the rip
guide firmly against the edge of workpiece. This
makes for a true cut without pinching the blade. The
guiding edge of workpiece must be straight for your
cut to be straight. Use caution to prevent the blade
from binding in the cut.
Use a guide when making long or wide rip cuts with
your saw. An optional rip guide with a five inch scale is
available at your Sears Retail Store or you can make
an efficient rip guide by clamping a straight edge to
your workpiece. Secure the workpiece. Using
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LUBRICATION
WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical
Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other
part may create a hazard or cause product
damage.
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.
GENERAL
EXTENSION
CORDS
Only the parts shown on parts list, page 19, are
intended to be repaired or replaced by the customer.
All other parts represent an important part of the
double insulation system and should be serviced only
by a qualified Sears service technician.
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.
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.
A wire gage size (A.W.G.) of at least 14 is
recommended for an extension cord 50 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.
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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.
,_
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:
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 boats, sports cars,
wallboard, spackling compounds, or plaster. The
chips and grindings 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
Extension cords suitable for use with your circular saw
are available at your nearest Sears Retail Store.
work on any fiberglass material, wallboard, spackling
compounds, or plaster. During any use on these
materials it is extremely important that the tool is
cleaned frequently by blowing with an air jet.
,_k 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.
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CRAFTSMAN
CIRCULAR
SAW - MODEL NUMBER
SEE NOTE "A" PAGE 19
,
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315.108490
CRAFTSMAN
CIRCULAR
SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.108490
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The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence
CIRCULAR SAW or when ordering repair parts.
SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING
regarding your
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INSTRUCTIONS
PARTS LIST
Key
No.
Part
Number
Description
Quan.
Key
No.
Part
Number
Description
Ouan.
1
982523-001
Data Plate .......................................................
1
17
612999-001
Blade Screw ...................................................
1
2
969858-001
Gear and Spindle ............................................
1
18
623547-002
Spring Washer ................................................
1
1
19
981580-001
Logo Plate ......................................................
1
1
20
621433-018
Carriage Bolt (1/4-20 x 3-3/4 in.) .................... 1
* Screw (#10-16 x 3/4 in. Pan Hd.) ................... 4
21
974802-001
Base Assembly ...............................................
1
3
4
999637-003
969373-002
Bearing ...........................................................
Lower Blade Guard Support ...........................
5
974999-001
6
982524-001
Logo Plate ......................................................
1
22
931744-059
Washer ...........................................................
2
7
968442-003
Fixed Blade Guard ..........................................
1
23
621438-006
Wing Nut **STD541625 ..................................
2
* Screw (#8-16 x 3/4 in. Pan Hd.) ..................... 3
24
621433-001
Carriage Bolt (1/4-20 x 5/8 in.)
**STD532507 ..................................................
1
1
8
968702-011
9
974900-001
10
989592-001
11
967952-001
Bumper ...........................................................
1
* Screw (#8-10 x 1-1/8 in. Fil. Hd.) .................... 1
Torsion Spring ................................................
1
12
974771-005
Lower Blade Guard Assembly ........................ 1
13
718602-804
Retaining Ring ................................................
14
999982-001
15
***
16
998463-001
Inner Blade Washer ........................................
1
1
Saw Blade 7-1/4 in. for 5/8 in. Arbor ............... 1
Outer Blade Washer .......................................
1
25
941401-815
Roll Pin ...........................................................
26
706404-O07
Hex Nut (#8-32) **STD541008 ...................... 1
27
614658-010
* Screw (#8-32 x 5/8 in. Pan Hd.) ..................... 1
28
990147-001
Warning Tag ...................................................
1
29
974716-001
Wrench ...........................................................
1
30
981574-000
Carrying Case - Not Shown ...........................
1
972000-840
Owner's Manual
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 Retail Store for
Service Center information.
*
**
Standard Hardware Item -- May Be Purchased Locally
Available From Div°98 -- Source 980.00
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