Operator`s Manual 7-1/4 IN. SLIDING COMPOUND MITER SAW

Operator’s Manual
7-1/4 IN. SLIDING COMPOUND MITER SAW
WITH LASER TRAC®
Model No. 137.322860
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Before using this Miter Saw,
read this manual and follow
all its Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions
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Missing or Damaged Parts
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION
PAGE
Warranty ................................................................................................................
2
Product Specifications ...........................................................................................
3
Symbols..................................................................................................................
4
Power Tool Safety ..................................................................................................
5
Compound Miter Saw Safety .................................................................................
8
Electrical Requirements and Safety .......................................................................
10
Accessories and Attachments ................................................................................
12
Tools Needed for Assembly ...................................................................................
13
Carton Contents ....................................................................................................
14
Know Your Sliding Compound Miter Saw ..............................................................
15
Glossary of Terms ..................................................................................................
16
Assembly ...............................................................................................................
18
Adjustments ...........................................................................................................
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Operation ...............................................................................................................
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Maintenance ..........................................................................................................
42
Troubleshooting Guide ..........................................................................................
44
Parts List ...............................................................................................................
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Repair Protection Agreements ..............................................................................
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WARRANTY
CRAFTSMAN LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR ONE YEAR from the date of sale this product is warranted against defects in material
or workmanship. WITH PROOF OF SALE a defective product will receive free repair
or replacement at option of seller. For warranty coverage details to obtain free repair or
replacement, visit the web page: www.craftsman.com/warranty
This warranty does not cover the blade, which is an expendable part that can wear out from
normal use within the warranty period. This ONE YEAR warranty is void if this product is
ever used while providing commercial services or if rented to another person. For 90 DAY
commercial and rental terms, see the Craftsman warranty web page. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
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WARNING
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling and other construction
activities contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
● Lead from lead-based paints,
● Crystalline silica from bricks, cement and other masonry products, 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. Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding,
sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and
wash exposed areas with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or
lay on the skin may promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
MOTOR:
Power Source ........................................
Speed ....................................................
Electric Brake ........................................
Double Insulated ...................................
120V AC, 60 Hz, 9 Amp
5000 RPM (No load)
Yes
Yes
BLADE:
Diameter ................................................ 7-1/4 in.
Arbor Hole ............................................. 5/8 in.
MITER SAW
Rotating table:
Miter Detent Stops ................................. 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, 45° Right & Left
Bevel Positive Stops .............................. 0°, 45° Left
Cutting capacity:
Crosscut ...............................................
Miter 45° Right & Left ............................
Bevel 45° Left ........................................
45° Miter and 45° Bevel Left .................
Crown Molding Nested ..........................
Base Molding Against Fence .................
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2 in. x 8 in.
2 in. x 6 in.
1-1/2 in. x 8 in.
1-1/2 in. x 6 in.
3-1/4 in.
3 in.
WARNING
To avoid electrical hazards, fire hazards or damage to the tool, use proper
circuit protection. This tool is wired at the factory for 110-120 Volt operation.
It must be connected to a 110-120 Volt / 9 Ampere time delay fuse or circuit
breaker. To avoid shock or fire, replace power cord immediately if it is worn,
cut or damaged in any way. Before using your tool, it is critical that you read
and understand these safety rules. Failure to follow these rules could result
in serious injury to you or damage to the tool.
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SYMBOLS
WARNING ICONS
Your power tool and its Operator’s Manual may contain “WARNING ICONS”
(a picture symbol intended to alert you to, and/or instruct you how to avoid,
a potentially hazardous condition). Understanding and heeding these
symbols will help you operate your tool better and safer. Shown below are
some of the symbols you may see.
SAFETY ALERT: Precautions that involve your safety.
PROHIBITION
WEAR EYE PROTECTION: Always wear safety goggles or safety
glasses with side shields.
WEAR RESPIRATORY AND HEARING PROTECTION: Always wear
respiratory and hearing protection.
READ AND UNDERSTAND INSTRUCTION MANUAL: To reduce
the risk of injury, user and all bystanders must read and understand
instruction manual before using this product.
KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM BLADE: Failure to keep your hands
away from the blade will result in serious personal injury.
SUPPORT AND CLAMP WORK
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DANGER
DANGER: indicates an imminently hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
! WARNING
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WARNING: indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
! CAUTION
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CAUTION: indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION: used without the safety alert symbol indicates
a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may
result in property damage.
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POWER TOOL SAFETY
7. MAKE WORKSHOP CHILD
PROOF with padlocks, master
switches or by removing starter
keys.
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING THIS POWER TOOL
Safety is a combination of common
sense, staying alert and knowing how
to use your power tool.
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8. DO NOT FORCE THE TOOL. It will
do the job better and safer at the
rate for which it was designed.
WARNING
To avoid mistakes that could cause
serious injury, do not plug the tool in
until you have read and understood
the following.
1.
9. USE THE RIGHT TOOL. Do not
force the tool or an attachment
to do a job for which it was not
designed.
READ and become familiar
with the entire Operator’s
Manual. LEARN the tool’s
application, limitations and possible
hazards.
10. USE PROPER EXTENSION
CORDS. Make sure your extension
cord is in good condition. When
using an extension cord, be sure to
use the one heavy enough to carry
the current that the product will
draw. An undersized cord will result
in a drop in line voltage and in
loss of power which will cause the
tool overheat. The table on page
11 shows the proper wire gauge
size usage to each extension cord
length and ampere rating. If in
doubt, use the next heavier gauge.
The smaller the gauge number, the
heavier the cord.
2.KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in
working order.
3.REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS
AND WRENCHES. Form the habit
of checking to see that keys and
adjusting wrenches are removed
from the tool before turning ON.
4.KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN.
Cluttered areas and benches invite
accidents.
11. WEAR PROPER APPAREL. Do
not wear loose clothing, gloves,
neckties, rings, bracelets or other
jewelry which may get caught in
moving parts. Nonslip footwear is
recommended. Wear protective
hair covering to contain long hair.
5.DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS
ENVIRONMENTS. Do not use
power tools in damp locations, or
expose them to rain or snow. Keep
work area well lit.
6.KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors
and bystanders should be kept a
safe distance from work area.
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12.
13.
14.
17. USE RECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES. Consult
this Operator’s Manual for
recommended accessories.
The use of improper accessories
may cause risk of injury to yourself
or others.
ALWAYS WEAR EYE
PROTECTION. Any power
tool can throw foreign
objects into the eyes and could
cause permanent eye damage.
ALWAYS wear Safety Goggles (not
glasses) that comply with ANSI
Safety standard Z87.1. Everyday
eyeglasses have only impact–
resistant lenses. They ARE NOT
safety glasses. Safety Goggles are
available at Sears. NOTE: Glasses
or goggles not in compliance with
ANSI Z87.1 could seriously injure
you when they break.
18. NEVER STAND ON THE TOOL.
Serious injury could occur if the
tool is tipped or if the cutting tool is
unintentionally contacted.
19. CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS.
Before further use of the tool, a
guard or other part that is damaged
should be carefully checked 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.
WEAR A FACE MASK
OR DUST MASK. Sawing
operation produces dust.
SECURE WORK. Use
clamps or a vice to hold
work when practical. It is
safer than using your hand and
it frees both hands to operate
the tool.
15. DISCONNECT TOOLS FROM
POWER SOURCE before servicing,
and when changing accessories
such as blades, bits and cutters.
20. NEVER LEAVE THE TOOL
RUNNING UNATTENDED. TURN
THE POWER “OFF”. Do not walk
away from a running tool until the
blade comes to a complete stop
and the tool is unplugged from the
power source.
16. REDUCE THE RISK OF
UNINTENTIONAL STARTING.
Make sure switch is in the OFF
position before plugging the tool in.
21. DO NOT OVERREACH. Keep
proper footing and balance at all
times. NEVER reach across the
path of the cutting blade while tool
is in operation.
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22. MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE.
Keep tools sharp and clean for best
and safest performance. Follow
instructions for lubricating and
changing accessories.
23. DO NOT use power tool in
presence of flammable liquids
or gases.
24. DO NOT operate the tool if you are
under the influence of any drugs,
alcohol or medicationn that could
affect your ability to use the tool
properly.
25. WARNING: Dust generated from
certain materials can be hazardous
to your health. Always operate saw
in well-ventilated area and provide
for proper dust removal.
26.
People with
electronic
devices, such as pacemakers,
should consult their physician(s)
before using this product. Operation
of electrical equipment in close
proximity to a heart pacemaker
could cause interference or failure
of the pacemaker.
27.
WEAR HEARING
PROTECTION to reduce the
risk of induced hearing loss.
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DANGER
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COMPOUND MITER SAW SAFETY
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FOR THIS COMPOUND MITER SAW
10. USE only blade collars specified for
your saw.
1. DO NOT operate the miter saw
until it is completely assembled
and installed according to these
instructions.
11. NEVER use blades larger in
diameter than 7-1/4 inches.
12. NEVER apply lubricants to the
blade when it is running.
2. IF YOU ARE NOT thoroughly
familiar with the operation of miter
saws, seek guidance from your
supervisor, instructor or other
qualified person.
13. ALWAYS check the blade for
cracks or damage before operation.
Replace a cracked or damaged
blade immediately.
3. ALWAYS hold the work firmly
against the fence and table.
DO NOT perform any operation
free hand (use clamp wherever
possible).
14. NEVER use blades recommended
for operation at less than 4800 RPM.
4. KEEP HANDS out of the path of
the saw blade. If the workpiece
you are cutting would cause your
hands to be within 6-3/4 in. of the
saw blade, the workpiece should
be clamped in place before making
the cut.
16. NEVER reach around the saw blade.
15. ALWAYS keep the blade guards in
place and use at all times.
17. MAKE SURE the blade is not
contacting the workpiece before the
switch is turned ON.
18. IMPORTANT: After completing the
cut, release the trigger and wait for
the blade to stop before returning
the saw to the raised position.
5. BE SURE the blade is sharp, runs
freely and is free of vibration.
6. ALLOW the motor to come up to
full speed before starting a cut.
7. KEEP THE MOTOR AIR SLOTS
CLEAN and free of chips or dust.
19. MAKE SURE the blade has come
to a complete stop before removing
or securing the workpiece,
changing the workpiece angle or
changing the angle of the blade.
8. ALWAYS MAKE SURE all handles
are tight before cutting, even if the
table is positioned in one of the
positive stops.
20. NEVER cut metals or masonry
products with this tool. This miter
saw is designed for use on wood
and wood-like products.
9. BE SURE both the blade and the
collar are clean and the arbor bolt
is tightened securely.
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21. NEVER cut small pieces. If the
workpiece being cut would cause
your hand or fingers to be within
6-3/4 in. of the saw blade the
workpiece is too small.
22. PROVIDE adequate support to the
sides of the saw table for long work
pieces.
23. NEVER use the miter saw in an
area with flammable liquids or
gases.
immediately. Be alert at all times
- especially during repetitive,
monotonous operations. Don’t be
lulled into carelessness due to a
false sense of security. Blades
are extremely unforgiving. Clean
the lower guard frequently to help
visibility and movement. Unplug
before adjustment or cleaning.
31.Abrasive cut-off wheels should
not be used on miter saws. Miter
saw guards are not appropriate for
abrasive cut-off wheels.
24. NEVER use solvents to clean
plastic parts. Solvents could
possibly dissolve or otherwise
damage the material.
32.To avoid loss of control or placing
hands in the path of the blade,
hold or clamp all material securely
against the fence when cutting. Do
not perform operations freehand.
25. SHUT OFF the power before
servicing or adjusting the tool.
33.Support long material at the same
height as the saw table.
26. DISCONNECT the saw from
the power source and clean the
machine when finished using.
34.After completing a cut, release
the trigger switch and allow the
blade to come to a complete stop,
then raise the saw blade from the
workpiece.
27. MAKE SURE the work area is
clean before leaving the machine.
28. SHOULD any part of your miter saw
be missing, damaged, or fail in any
way, or any electrical component
fail to perform properly, lock the
switch and remove the plug from
the power supply outlet. Replace
missing, damaged, or failed parts
before resuming operation.
35.Lock the miter saw head in the
down position during transport or
when not in use.
36.DRY RUN - It is important to know
where the blade will intersect
with the workpiece during cutting
operations. Always perform a
simulated cutting sequence with the
power tool switched OFF to gain an
understanding of the projected path
of the saw blade. At some extreme
angles, the right or left side fence
might have to be removed to
ensure proper clearance prior to
making a cut.
29. Because of the downward cutting
motion, your safety requires that
you stay very alert to keeping
hands and fingers away from the
path that the blade travels.
30. Be sure all guards are in place and
working. If a guard seems slow
to return to its normal position or
“hangs-up”, adjust or repair it
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ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS AND SAFETY
POWER SUPPLY AND MOTOR
SPECIFICATIONS
To reduce the risk of electrical shock,
this saw 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.
The AC motor used in this saw is
a universal, nonreversible type.
See “MOTOR” in the “PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS” section on page 3.
! WARNING
To avoid electrical hazards, fire
hazards, or damage to the tool, use
proper circuit protection. Your saw
is wired at the factory for 120 V
operation. Connect to a 120 V,
9 A circuit and use a 9 A time delay
fuse or circuit breaker. To avoid
shock or fire, if power cord is worn
or cut, or damaged in any way, have
it replaced immediately.
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WARNING
Double insulation does not take the
place of normal safety precautions
when operating this tool.
To avoid electrocution:
1. Use only identical replacement
parts when servicing a tool with
double insulation. Servicing
should be performed by a
qualified technician.
2. Do not use power tools in wet or
damp locations or expose them
to rain or snow.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS –
DOUBLE INSULATED
The power tool is double insulated to
provide a double thickness of insulation
between you and tool’s electrical
system. All exposed metal parts are
isolated from the internal metal motor
components with protecting insulation.
MOTOR SAFETY PROTECTION
IMPORTANT:
To avoid motor damage, the motor
should be blown out or vacuumed
frequently to keep sawdust from
interfering with the motor ventilation.
1. CONNECT this saw to a 120 V, 9 A
circuit with a 9 A time-delay fuse or
circuit breaker. Using the wrong size
fuse can damage the motor.
2. If the motor won’t start, release the
trigger switch immediately. UNPLUG
THE SAW. Check the saw blade to
make sure it turns freely. If the blade
is free, try to start the saw again. If
the motor still does not start, refer to
the TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE.
Replacement parts – When servicing
use only identical replacement parts.
Polarized plugs – This saw has a plug
that looks like the one shown below:
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Be sure your extension cord is
properly wired and in good condition.
Always replace a damaged extension
cord or have it repaired by a qualified
person before using it. Protect your
extension cords from sharp objects,
excessive heat and damp or wet areas.
3. If the tool suddenly stalls while
cutting wood, release the trigger
switch, unplug the tool, and free the
blade from the wood. The saw may
now be started and the cut finished.
4. FUSES may “blow” or circuit
breakers may trip frequently if:
a. MOTOR is overloaded –
overloading can occur if you feed
too rapidly or make too many
start/stops in a short time.
b. LINE VOLTAGE is more than
10% above or below the
nameplate voltage rating. For
heavy loads, the voltage at
motor terminals must equal the
voltage specified on the nameplate.
c. IMPROPER or dull saw blades
are used.
5. Most motor troubles may be traced
to loose or incorrect connections,
overload, low voltage or inadequate
power supply wiring. Always check
the connections, the load and
supply circuit if the motor doesn’t
run well. Check minimum gauge for
the length of cord you are using on
the chart below.
Use a separate electrical circuit for
your tools. This circuit must not be
less than a #18 wire with a 9 A time lag
fuse. NOTE: When using an extension
cord on a circuit with a #18 wire, the
extension cord must not exceed 25 feet
in length. Before connecting the tool to
the power line, make sure the switch
is in the OFF position and the electric
current is rated the same as the current
stamped on the motor nameplate,
running at a lower voltage will damage
the motor.
MINIMUM GAUGE FOR EXTENSION CORDS (AWG)
(When using 120 volts only)
Ampere Rating
GUIDELINES FOR EXTENSION
CORDS
Use a proper extension cord. 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 cause overheating. The
table below shows the correct size
to use depending on cord length and
nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt,
use the next heavier gauge. The
smaller the gauge number, the heavier
the cord.
Total length of Cord
More Than
Not More Than 25ft. 50ft.
100ft. 150ft.
0
6
18
16
16
14
6
10
18
16
14
12
10
12
16
16
14
12
12
16
14
12
Not Recommended
CAUTION
In all cases make certain the
receptacle in question is properly
grounded. If you are not sure, have
a certified electrician check the
receptacle.
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ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS
always visually examine the blade
and tips for bent blade, cracks,
breakage, missing or loose tips, or
other damage. Do not use if damage
is suspected. Failure to heed safety
instructions and warnings can
result in serious bodily injury.
RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES
!
WARNING
● Use only accessories recommended
for this miter saw. Follow
instructions that accompany
accessories. Use of improper
accessories may cause hazards.
● The use of any cutting tool except
7-1/4 in. saw blades which meet the
requirements under recommended
accessories is prohibited. Do not
use accessories such as shaper
cutters or dado sets. Ferrous metal
cutting and the use of abrasive
wheels is prohibited.
● Do not attempt to modify this
tool or create accessories not
recommended for use with this tool.
Any such alteration or modification
is misuse and could result in a
hazardous condition leading to
possible serious injury.
BLADE INFORMATION
● Always use a crosscut blade that is
designed for cutting across the wood
grain. NEVER use Rip, Combination,
Plywood, Dado or Abrasive type saw
blades at any time
● Always use a 7-1/4 in. diameter blade
with either a 5/8 in. arbor hole, speed
rating must be at least 5000 RPM.
● Read and understand all instructions
provided with each blade before using
on this miter saw.
There are two main materials used for
saw blades; high-speed steel (HSS) and
carbide tipped (TCT). While the HSS
blades are generally less expensive
than carbide tipped, TCT blades will
stay sharper longer than HSS. As a
general rule the more teeth per inch (TPI)
the smoother the cut. Please read the
information provided on the blade for
more details for their use.
ACCESSORIES
Visit your Sears Hardware Department
or see the Sears Power and Hand Tool
Catalog to purchase recommended
accessories for this power tool.
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WARNING
● To avoid the risk of personal injury,
do not modify this power tool or use
accessories not recommended by
Sears.
●Read warnings and conditions on
your CARBIDE TIPPED SAW BLADE.
Do not operate the saw without the
proper saw blade guard in place.
Carbide is a very hard but brittle
material. Care should be taken while
mounting, using, and storing carbide
tipped blades to prevent accidental
damage. Slight shocks, such as
striking the tip while handling, can
seriously damage the blade. Foreign
objects in the workpiece, such as
wire or nails, can also cause tips
to crack or break off. Before using,
General Purpose Wood Cutting: 24 - 40 TPI
Fine Woodworking Cutting: 60 - 80 TPI
Non-ferrous Metal Cutting:
Use only special blades designed for
cutting this type of material.
Plastic Cutting:
Use only special blades designed for
cutting plastic.
NOTE: When cutting non-ferrous or
plastic, be sure to clean up completely
after each use. Take special care with
metal shavings after each cut, these can
cause damage to the table top. ALWAYS
WEAR EYE PROTECTION.
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TOOLS NEEDED FOR ASSEMBLY
Supplied
Blade Wrench
Not supplied
Adjustable Wrench
8 mm, 10 mm
Hex Wrench
Phillips Screwdriver
Slotted Screwdriver
Combination Square
COMBINATION SQUARE MUST BE TRUE
Should not gap or overlap when square is flipped over (see dotted figure).
Straight edge or a 3/4 in. board, this
edge must be perfectly straight.
Draw light line on
board along this edge.
Should not gap or overlap when square
flipped over (see dotted figure).
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CARTON CONTENTS
3. Separate all parts from the packing
material. Check each one with the
illustration to make certain all items
are accounted for before discarding
any packing material.
UNPACKING YOUR MITER SAW
! WARNING
To avoid injury from unexpected
starting or electrical shock, do not
plug the power cord into a source
of power during unpacking and
assembly. This cord must remain
unplugged whenever you are
working on the saw.
! WARNING
If any part is missing or damaged,
do not attempt to assemble the
miter saw, or plug in the power cord
until the missing or damaged part is
correctly replaced. Call 1-800-8431682 for missing or damaged part
replacement. To avoid electric shock,
use only identical replacement parts
when servicing double insulated
tools. Call 1-888-331-4569 for
replacement parts.
1. Remove the miter saw from the
carton.
IMPORTANT: Do not lift miter saw
by the trigger switch handle. It may
cause misalignment. Lift machine
by the built-in carry handle.
2. Place the saw on a secure
stationary work surface.
Operator’s Manual
Hold-Down Clamp
Miter Handle
Hardware Bag
Dust Bag
Blade Wrench
Miter Saw
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KNOW YOUR SLIDING COMPOUND MITER SAW
Laser horizontal
adjustment knob
Upper blade guard
Dust bag
Laser Trac®
laser guide
Laser vertical
adjustment knob
Bevel lock knob
Motor
Hold-down clamp
Mounting hole
Base
Table insert
Miter handle
Turntable
Laser ON/OFF switch
Cutting depth
stop knob
Hold-down latch
Lower blade guard
Slide carriage
lock knob
ON/OFF
trigger switch
Slide carriage
Bevel scale
Switch handle
Saw blade
Positive stop lock lever
Positive miter detent
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Hand hold for
transportation
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
AMPERAGE (AMPS) – A measure
of the flow of electric current. Higher
ratings generally means the tool is
suited for heavier use.
FACE SHIELD – An impact resistant
shield that helps to protect your face
from chips, sparks, small debris.
Should only be used in conjunction with
additional eye protection.
ARBOR LOCK – Allows the user to
keep the blade from rotating while
tightening or loosening the arbor bolt
during blade replacement or removal.
FENCE – Helps to keep the workpiece
from moving when sawing. Scaled to
assist with accurate cutting.
BASE – Supports the table, holds
accessories and allows for workbench
or leg set mounting.
GUARD – Protective devise that forms
a barrier between a hazardous object
such as a blade, wheel or cutter and
the operator.
BEVEL LOCK HANDLE – Locks the
miter saw at a desired bevel angle.
HOLD-DOWN LATCH – Locks the
miter saw in the lowered position for
compact storage and transportation.
BEVEL SCALE – To measure the
bevel angle of the saw blade 0° to 47°
left.
CARBIDE TIPPED – Extremely hard
steel pieces with sharp cutting edges
fastened to cutting tools such as saw
blades.
INSTRUCTION OR OPERATOR’S
MANUAL – Booklet accompanying
your power tool that describes the
hazards and safe operation procedures,
outlines basic tool operation, care and
maintenance.
COVER PLATE SCREW – Loosen this
screw and rotate the plate for access to
the blade arbor bolt.
MITER HANDLE – Used to rotate the
table, and to rotate the saw to a right or
left cutting position.
EXTENSION CORD – An electric cord
used between power tools and outlets to
extend the range of the tools. The more
amerage your tool uses, the longer the
distance, the larger the size of the wire
needed in your extension cord.
MITER SCALE – Measures the miter
angle of the saw blade. Positive stop
index points have been provided at 0°,
15°, 22.5°, 31.6° and 45° right and left.
MOUNTING HOLES – To mount the
miter saw to a stable surface.
EYE PROTECTION – Googles or
spectacles intended to protect your
eyes. Eye protection should meet the
requirements of ANSI Z.87.1 (USA) or
CSA Z94.3-M88 (Canada).
ON/OFF TRIGGER SWITCH – To start
the tool, squeeze the trigger. Release
the trigger to turn off the miter saw.
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POSITIVE STOP LOCKING LEVER –
Locks the miter saw at a preset positive
stop for the desired miter angle.
KICKBACK – sudden and unintended
movement of the tool or workpiece. It is
typically caused by binding or pinching
of the workpiece.
SWITCH HANDLE – The switch
handle contains the trigger switch and
the laser on/off switch. The blade is
lowered into the workpiece by pushing
down on the handle. The saw will
return to its upright position when the
handle is released.
MITER CUT – A miter is a type of joint
where the two parts to be joined are cut
at an angle, and typically the finished
joint forms a 90-degree angle. Also
commonly spelled “mitre”.
REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE (RPM)
– The number of turns completed by a
spinning object in one minute.
WARNING LABELS – Read and
understand for your own safety. Make
sure all labels are present on machine
and legible.
SAW BLADE PATH – The area of the
workpiece or table top directly in line
with the travel of the blade or the part
of the workpiece which will be cut.
BLADE WRENCH STORAGE –
Convenient storage to prevent
misplacing the blade wrench.
SET – The distance between two saw
blade tips, bent outward in opposite
directions to each other. The further
apart the tips are, the greater the set.
WOODWORKING TERMS
ARBOR – The shaft on which a blade
is mounted.
THIN-KERF BLADE – Thinner than
normal blades, remove less material,
smaller kerfs (between 0.065 in. and
0.070 in.). Blade thinness also may
increase the heat generated while
cutting.
BEVEL CUT – An angle cut made
through the face of the workpiece.
COMPOUND CUT – An angled cut
to both the edge and face of a board,
most common use is with crown
molding.
WORKPIECE – The wood being
cut. The surfaces of a workpiece are
commonly referred to as faces, ends
and edges.
CROSS CUT – A cut which runs across
the board perpendicular to the grain.
FREEHAND – Performing a cut without
using a fence (guide), hold down or
other proper device to prevent the
workpiece from twisting during the
cutting operation.
HEEL – Misalignment of the blade.
KERF – The width of a saw cut,
determined by the thickness and set of
the blade.
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ASSEMBLY
! WARNING

Locking
When transporting or storing the miter
saw, the cutting head should always be
locked in the down position.
1. Push the cutting head down.
2. Press the hold-down latch (2) in
to lock.
IMPORTANT: To avoid damage, never
carry the miter saw by the trigger
switch handle or the cutting arm.
To avoid injury, do not connect this
miter saw to the power source until
it is completely assembled and
adjusted and you have read and
understood this Operator’s Manual.
CUTTING HEAD (FIG. A)
! WARNING

To avoid injury and damage to the
saw, transport and store the miter
saw with the cutting head locked
in the down position. Never use
the stop latch to hold the cutting
head in a down position for cutting
operations.
INSTALLING THE MITER HANDLE
(FIG. B)
1. Thread the miter handle (1) into the
hole (2) located at the front of the
miter table.
Fig. B
Raising
1. Push down slightly on the trigger
switch handle (1).
2. Pull out the hold-down latch (2).
3. Raise the cutting head to the
uppermost position.
NOTE: This cutting head is spring
loaded.
2
1
Fig. A
1
INSTALLING THE DUST BAG (FIG. C)
1. Squeeze the metal collar wings (1) of
the dust bag (2).
2. Place the dust bag neck opening
around the exhaust port (3), and
release the metal collar wings.
NOTE: To empty the dust bag,
squeeze the metal collar and remove
from exhaust port. Open zipper on
underside of bag and empty into waste
container.
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IMPORTANT: Check frequently and
empty bag before it gets full. Do not
use this saw to cut and/or sand metals.
The hot chips or sparks may ignite
sawdust from the bag material.
Fig. D-1
3
Fig. C
2
1
3
UNLOCKING THE SLIDE CARRIAGE
(FIG. E)
After removing the saw from the carton,
loosen the slide carriage lock knob (1),
located on the right side of the slide
carriage. When transporting or storing
the miter saw, the slide carriage should
always be locked in position.
INSTALLING THE HOLD-DOWN
CLAMP (FIG. D, D-1)
1. Loosen the screw (1) using a
Phillips screwdriver from the rear
side of the saw base.
2. Place the hold-down clamp (2) in
one of the mounting holes (3).
3. Tighten the screw (1).
Fig. E
1
Fig. D
2
REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE
BLADE
! WARNING

● To avoid injury from an accidental
start, make sure the switch is in
the OFF position and the plug
is not connected to the power
source outlet.
● Only use a 7-1/4 in. diameter
blade.
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NOTE: The miter saw comes with
the saw blade already installed.
● NEVER cut metals or masonry
products with this tool. This miter
saw is designed for use on wood
and wood-like products only.
8. Press the arbor lock (5), holding
it in firmly while turning the blade
clockwise. The arbor lock (5) will
then engage and lock the arbor.
Continue to hold the arbor lock (5),
while turning the wrench clockwise
to loosen the arbor bolt (4-Fig. F).
(Fig. G)
Removing the Blade (Fig. F, G, H)
1. Unplug the saw from the outlet.
2. Raise the miter saw to the upright
position. Slide the cutting head
assembly completely toward the
rear of the unit and tighten the
sliding carriage lock knob (Fig. E, 1).
3. Raise the lower blade guard (1) to
the uppermost position. (Fig. F)
4. While holding the lower blade
guard (1), loosen the cover plate
screw (2) with a Phillips screwdriver.
5. Rotate the cover plate (3) to expose
the arbor bolt (4).
6. Place the blade end wrench over
the arbor bolt (4).
Fig. G
5
9. Remove the arbor bolt (4), the outer
blade collar (6), and the blade (7).
(Fig. H) Do not remove the inner
blade collar.
NOTE: Pay attention to the pieces
removed, noting their position and
direction they face. Wipe the blade
collars clean of any sawdust before
installing a new blade.
Fig. F
1
Fig. H
2
4
7
6
3
4
7. Locate the arbor lock (5) below
motor lower cover. (Fig. G)
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Installing the Blade (Fig. F, G, H)
6. Lower the blade guard (1) and verify
the operation of the guard does not
bind or stick (Fig. F).
7. Be sure the arbor lock (5) is
released so the blade turns freely
by spinning the blade until the arbor
lock disengages. (Fig. G)
! WARNING

Un-plug the miter saw before
changing/installing the blade.
1. Install a 7-1/4 in. blade with a 5/8 in.
arbor making sure the rotation arrow
on the blade matches the clockwise
rotation arrow on the upper guard,
and the blade teeth are pointing
downward.
2. Place the blade onto the arbor.
Place the outer blade collar (6) onto
the arbor and against the blade.
Thread the arbor bolt (4)
conterclockwise onto the arbor.
(Fig. H)
IMPORTANT: Make sure the flats of
the blade collars are engaged with
the flats on the arbor shaft. Also,
the flats of the arbor collar must be
placed against the blade.
3. Place the blade wrench on the arbor
bolt (4). (Fig. F)
4. Press the arbor lock (5), holding
it in firmly while turning the blade
counterclockwise. When it engages,
continue to press the arbor lock (5)
in, while tightening the arbor
bolt (4-Fig. F) securely. (Fig. G)
5. Rotate the cover plate (3) back to its
original position until the slot in the
cover plate engages with the cover
plate screw (2). While holding the
lower blade guard, tighten the screw
with a Phillips screwdriver. (Fig. F)
NOTE: The lower blade guard must
be raised to the upright position to
access the cover plate screw.
! WARNING

● To avoid injury, never use the
saw without the cover plate
secure in place. It keeps the
arbor bolt from falling out if it
accidentally loosens, and helps
prevent the spinning blade from
coming off the saw.
● Make sure the collars are clean
and properly arranged. Lower the
blade into the table and check for
any contact with the metal base
or the saw table.
SAW BLADE WRENCH (FIG. I)
For convenient storage and prevention
of loss, there is a slot (1) in the right
side of the switch handle (2) for storing
the blade wrench (3) when not in use.
Fig. I
2
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3
REMOVING AND INSTALLING THE
TABLE INSERT (FIG. J)
MOUNTING THE MITER SAW
(FIG. K, L)
! WARNING

! WARNING

To avoid injury from unexpected
saw movement:
● Before moving the miter saw,
disconnect the power cord from
the outlet, and lock the cutting
arm in the lower position using
the hold-down latch.
NOTE: The hold-down latch is
for carrying or storing the tool.
It is not to be used for holding
the saw while cutting. Lower the
cutting head and press in holddown latch to secure the cutting
head.
● Lock the slide carriage in place
by tightening the slide carriage
lock knob.
● Never carry the miter saw by
the power cord or by the trigger
switch handle. Carrying the tool
by the power cord could cause
damage to the insulation or wire
connections and result in electric
shock or fire.
● To avoid injury from flying debris,
do not allow visitors to stand
behind the saw.
● Place the saw on a firm, level
workbench where there is
room for handling and properly
supporting the workpiece.
● Support the saw on a level work
surface.
● Bolt or clamp the saw to its support.
To avoid injury:
● Always unplug the saw to avoid
accidental starting. Remove all
small pieces of material from the
table cavity before performing
any cuts. The table insert may
be removed for this purpose, but
always reattach the table insert
prior to performing a cutting
operation.
● Do not start the sliding compound
miter saw without checking for
interference between the blade
and table insert. Damage could
result to the blade, table insert or
turntable if blade strike occurs
during the cutting operation.
1. To remove, loosen and remove the
six screws (1) on the table insert (2)
with a Phillips screwdriver and
remove the insert.
2. To install, reposition the table
insert (2), install the six screws (1)
and tighten.
3. Check for blade clearance by
moving the slide carriage through
the full motion of the blade in the
table slot.
Fig. J
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2
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Fig. L
Mounting instructions:
1. For stationary use, place the saw
in the desired location, directly on a
workbench where there is room for
handling and proper support of the
workpiece. The base of the saw has
four mounting holes. Bolt the base
of the miter saw (1) to the work
surface (5), using the fastening
method as shown in Fig K.
3/4 in.
plywood
Fig. K
1
4
2
3
5
6
78
9
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
NOTE: If a miter saw stand is used,
please follow all instructions shown in
that product’s instructions for proper
mounting.
Miter saw base
Hex head bolt
Rubber washer
Flat washer
Workbench
Flat washer
Lockwasher
Hex nut
Jam nut
NOTE: Mounting hardware is not
included with this tool. Bolts, nuts,
washers and screws must be
purchased separately.
2. For portable use, place the
miter saw on a 3/4 in. thick piece
of plywood. Bolt the base of the
miter saw securely to the plywood
using the mounting holes on the
base. Use C-clamps to clamp this
mounting board to a stable work
surface at the worksite. (Fig. L)
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ADJUSTMENTS
Fig. M
BEVEL STOP ADJUSTMENT
! WARNING
To avoid injury from an accidental
start, make sure the switch is in the
OFF position and the plug is not
connected to the power source.
1
5
4
90° (0°) Bevel Adjustment (Fig. M)
1. Loosen bevel lock knob (1) and
tilt the cutting arm completely to
the right. Tighten the bevel lock
knob (1).
2. Place a combination square (2) on
the miter table (3) with the ruler
against the table and the heel of the
square against the saw blade.
3. If the blade is not 90°(0°) square
with the miter table (3), loosen the
bevel lock knob (1), tilt the cutting
head to the left, loosen the
locknut (4) on the bevel angle
adjustment bolt (5) and use a
10 mm wrench to adjust the bevel
angle adjustment bolt (5) depth in
or out to increase or decrease the
bevel angle.
4. Tilt the cutting arm to back to the
right at 90°(0°) bevel and recheck
for alignment.
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 if further
adjustment is needed.
6. Tighten bevel lock knob (1) and
locknut (4) when alignment is
achieved.
3
2
90° Bevel Pointer Adjustment (Fig. N)
1. When the blade is exactly 90°(0°) to
the table, loosen the bevel pointer
screw (6) using a # 2 Phillips
screwdriver.
2. Adjust bevel pointer (7) to the “0”
mark on the bevel scale and
retighten the screw.
Fig. N
6
7
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45° Bevel Adjustment (Fig. M, O)
1. Loosen the bevel lock knob (1) and
tilt the cutting head completely to
the left. (Fig. M)
2. Using a combination square (2),
check to see if the blade angle is
45° to the table. (Fig. M)
3. If the blade is not at 45° to the miter
table, tilt the cutting arm to the right,
loosen the locknut (8) on the bevel
angle adjustment bolt (9) and use a
10 mm wrench to adjust the bevel
angle adjustment bolt (9) depth in
or out to increase or decrease the
bevel angle. (Fig. O)
4. Tilt the cutting arm to the left to 45°
bevel and recheck for alignment.
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 until the
blade is at 45° to the miter table.
6. Tighten bevel lock handle (1) and
locknut (8) when alignment is
achieved.
has nine of the most common angle
setttings with positive stops at 0°, 15°,
22.5°, 31.6°, and 45°. These positive
stops position the blade at the desired
angle quickly and accurately. Follow
the process below for quickest and
most accurate adjustments.
1. Unlock the miter table by turning the
miter handle (1) anti-clockwise.
2. Move the turntable while lifting up
on the positive stop locking lever (2)
to align the pointer (3) to the desired
degree measurement.
3. If the desired angle is one of the
nine positive stops, release the
positive stop locking lever (2),
making sure the lever snaps into
position, and then secure by
tightening the miter handle (1).
4. If the miter angle desired is not one
of the nine positive stops, simply
lock the miter table into desired
angle position by turning the miter
handle (1) in the clockwise direction.
Fig. O
Fig. P
1
9
8
4
MITER ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
(FIG. P)
The sliding compound miter saw scale
can be easily read, showing miter
angles from 0° to 47° to the left, and 0°
to 47° to the right. The miter saw table
3
2
1
MITER SCALE POINTER
ADJUSTMENT (FIG. P)
1. Move the table to the 0° positive
stop.
2. Loosen the screw (4) that holds the
pointer with a Phillips screwdriver.
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SETTING CUTTING DEPTH (FIG. R)
The depth of cut can be preset for even
and repetitive shallow cuts.
1. Adjust the cutting head down (See
CUTTING HEAD section) until the
teeth of the blade are at the desired
depth.
2. While holding the upper arm in that
position, turn the stop knob (1) until
it touches the stop plate (2).
3. Recheck the blade depth by moving
the cutting head front to back
through the full motion of a typical
cut along the control arm.
NOTE: If the stop plate becomes
loose it can interfere with raising
and lowering the cutting head. Plate
must be tightened in horizontal
position as shown in Fig. R.
3. Adjust the pointer (3) to the 0° mark
and retighten screw.
ADJUSTING FENCE SQUARENESS
(FIG. Q)
1. Lower the cutting arm and lock in
position.
2. Using a square (1), lay the heel of
the square against the blade and
the ruler against the fence (2) as
shown.
3. Loosen the two fence locking
bolts (3) with a 8 mm hex wrench.
4. Adjust the fence 90° to the blade
and tighten the two fence locking
bolts.
CAUTION: If the saw has not
been used recently, recheck
blade squareness to the fence
and readjust if needed.
5. After fence has been aligned, using
a scrap piece of wood, make a cut
at 90o, then check squareness on
the piece. Readjust if necessary.
Fig. R
1
Fig. Q
3
3
2
2
ADJUSTING CUTTING DEPTH
(FIG. R)
The maximum depth travel of the
cutting head was set at the factory.
Check to see that the blade does not
extend more than 1/4 in. below the
table insert, and does not touch the
control arm throat or any part of the
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base or table. If the maximum depth
needs readjusting:
1. Loosen the stop knob (1) while
moving the cutting head down until
the blade extends just 1/4 in. below
the table insert.
2. Adjust the stop knob (1) to touch the
stop plate (2).
3. Recheck the blade depth by moving
the cutting head front to back
through the full motion of a cut
along the control arm. If the blade
touches the inside of the control
arm, readjust the setting.
directly through the power lead.
The saw must be connected to the
power source and the laser on/off
switch must be turned on for the
laser line to show.
!
WARNING
To prevent serious injury, insert a
padlock (not provided) or chain with
padlock through the hole in the ON/
OFF Trigger Switch prior to making any
laser adjustments. Do not remove the
lock from the ON/OFF Trigger Switch
during any laser adjustment.
TURNING LASER TRAC® ON (FIG. S)
1. To turn laser on, press on/off rocker
switch (1) to “ON” position.
2. To turn laser off, press on/off rocker
switch (1) to “OFF” position.
AVOID DIRECT EYE CONTACT
(FIG. T)
!
WARNING
● Laser radiated when Laser Trac®
is turned on. Avoid direct eye
contact.
● Laser Warning Label:
Max. Output < 5 mW Wavelength:
630-660nm, Complies with 21
CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11. Class
IIIa Laser Product. (FIG. T)
Fig. S
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ALIGNING THE LASER TRAC®
The laser line must always be correctly
aligned with the blade to ensure
straight, even cutting. Your tool is
equipped with the Laser Trac® cutting
guide using Class IIIa laser line. The
laser line will enable you to preview
the saw blade path on the stock to
be cut before starting the miter saw.
This Laser Trac® is powered by the
transformed alternating current supply
● Laser Aperture Label: AVOID
EXPOSURE: Laser radiation is
emitted from this aperture. (Fig. T)
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● NOTE: All the adjustments for the
operation of this machine have
been completed at the factory.
Due to normal wear and use,
some occasional readjustments
may be necessary.
● CAUTION: Use of controls or
adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those
specified herein may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
● CAUTION: The use of optical
instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
● WARNING: Do not attempt to
repair or disassemble the laser.
If unqualified persons attempt
to repair this laser product,
serious injury may result. Any
repair required on this laser
product should be performed by
a qualified service dealer.
normal wear and use, some occasional
readjustments may be necessary.
!
WARNING
To prevent serious injury, insert a
padlock (not provided) or chain with
padlock through the hole in the ON/
OFF Trigger Switch prior to making any
laser adjustments. Do not remove the
lock from the ON/OFF Trigger Switch
during any laser adjustment.
A. Checking Laser Line Alignment
(Fig. U)
1. Set the saw to a 0° miter and 0°
bevel setting.
2. Use a combination square to mark
a 90° angled running across the top
and down the front of a board. This
line will serve as the pattern line (Fig.
W) to adjust the laser. Place the
board on the saw table.
3. Carefully lower the saw head
down to align the saw blade with
the pattern line. Position the saw
blade to the left, center or right side
of the “pattern line” depending on
your preference for the laser line
location. Lock board in place with
hold-down clamp.
4. With the saw plugged in, turn on
the Laser Trac®. Your saw has been
preset with the laser line to the left
side of the blade.
WARNING: When making laser
line adjustments, keep fingers
away from the On/Off Trigger
Switch to prevent accidental
starting and possible serious
injury.
5. Slide the cutting head forward
enough so that the laser line is
visible on the front of the board.
6. Looking at the front of the board, if
the laser line is not parallel to
Fig. T
Laser
Aperture
Label
Laser
Warning
Label
LASER TRAC® ADJUSTMENT
(FIG. U, V, W, X)
NOTE: All the adjustments for the
operation of this machine have been
completed at the factory. Due to
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Fig. U
the “pattern line” please follow the
instructions listed below under
Front Line paragraph.
7. Looking at the top of the board,
if the laser line is not parallel to
the “pattern line” please follow the
instructions listed below under Top
Line paragraph.
TOP VIEW
Laser line
Cutting
line
Laser line
B. Adjusting the Position of the
Laser Line (Fig. V, W, X)
Front Line (Fig. V, W)
If the laser line is angled from left to
right, turn the laser vertical adjustment
knob (1) counterclockwise to align the
line parallel with pattern line. If the laser
line is angled from right to left, turn the
knob clockwise to align the line parallel
with pattern line.
Workpiece
Blade
Cutting line
Fig. V
2
Top Line (Fig. V, X)
If the laser line is angled from left
to right, turn the laser horizontal
adjustment knob (2) clockwise to align
the line parallel with pattern line. If the
laser line is angled from right to left,
turn the knob counterclockwise to align
the line parallel with pattern line.
1
Fig. W
Clockwise Counterclockwise
After performing the above
adjustments, visually check that both
the front and top laser lines are parallel
with pattern line.
Laser line
Pattern line
Fig. X
Counterclockwise Clockwise
NOTE:
● Laser line is calibrated and set up to
project to the left of the blade.
● If you have any problems or
questions concerning the Laser
Trac®, call the following number for
assistance: 1-800-843-1682.
Laser line Pattern line
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OPERATION
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR BASIC
SAW OPERATION
●
BEFORE USING THE MITER SAW
!
WARNING
To avoid mistakes that could cause
serious, permanent injury, do not
plug the tool in until the following
steps are completed:
● Completely assemble and adjust
the saw, following the instructions.
(ASSEMBLY & ADJUSTMENTS)
● Learn the use and function of the
ON/OFF trigger switch, on/off switch
for laser, upper and lower blade
guards, head hold-down latch, bevel
lock handle, and cover plate screw.
● Review and understand all
safety instructions and operating
procedures in this Operator’s
Manual. (SAFETY & OPERATION)
● Review the MAINTENANCE and
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE for
your miter saw.
● To avoid injury or possible death
from electrical shock:
Make sure your fingers do not
touch the plug’s metal prongs
when plugging or unplugging
your miter saw. (ELECTRICAL
EQUIREMENTS AND SAFETY)
●
●
●
●
●
BEFORE EACH USE INSPECT YOUR
SAW.
● Disconnect the miter saw.
To avoid injury from accidental
starting, unplug the saw before any
●
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adjustments, including set-up and
blade changes.
Compare the direction of rotation
arrow on the guard to the direction
arrow on the blade. The blade teeth
should always point downward at
the front of the saw.
Tighten the arbor bolt.
Tighten the cover plate screw.
Check for damaged parts.
Check for:
● Alignment of moving parts
● Damaged electric cords
● Binding of moving parts
● Mounting holes
● Function of arm return spring
and lower guard: Push the
cutting arm all the way down,
then let it rise until it stops.
The lower guard should fully
close. Follow instructions in
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
for adjustment if necessary.
● Other conditions that may affect
the way the miter saw works.
Keep all guards in place, in working
order and proper adjustment. If any
part of this miter saw is missing,
bent, damaged or broken in any
way, or any electrical parts don’t
work, turn the saw off and unplug it.
Replace bent, damaged, missing or
defective parts before using the saw
again.
Maintain tools with care. Keep the
miter saw clean for best and safest
performance. Follow instructions for
lubricating. Do not put lubricants on
the blade while it is spinning.
● Remove adjusting wrench from the
tool before turning it on.
● To avoid injury from jams, slips,
or thrown pieces, use only
recommended accessories.
● Check the dust bag before you
work. Empty the bag if it is more
than half-full.
● Plan ahead to protect your eyes,
hands, face and ears.
● Know your miter saw. Read and
understand this Operator’s Manual
and labels affixed to this tool. Learn
its application and limitations as well
as the specific potential hazards
peculiar to this tool. To avoid injury
from accidental contact with moving
parts, do not do layout, assembly, or
setup work on the miter saw while
any parts are moving.
● Avoid accidental starting, make sure
the trigger switch is disengaged
before plugging the miter saw into a
power outlet.
RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES
● Consult the ACCESSORIES and
ATTACHMENTS section of this
Operator’s Manual for recommended
accessories. Follow the instructions
that come with the accessory. The
use of improper accessories may
cause risk of injury to persons.
● Choose the correct 7-1/4 in.
diameter blade for the material and
the type of cutting you plan to do.
● Make sure the blade is sharp,
undamaged and properly aligned.
With the saw unplugged, push
the cutting arm all the way down.
Manually spin the blade and check
for clearance. Tilt the power-head to
a 45° bevel and repeat the test.
● Make sure the blade and arbor
collars are clean.
● Make sure all clamps and locks are
tight and there is no excessive play
in any parts.
PLAN YOUR WORK
● Use the right tool. Don’t force a tool
or attachment to do a job it was not
designed to do. Use a different tool
for any workpiece that can’t be held
in a solidly braced, fixed position.
! CAUTION

This machine is not designed for
cutting masonry, masonry products,
ferrous metals (steel, iron, and ironbased metals.) Use this miter saw to
cut only wood, wood-like products,
or non-ferrous metals. Other material
may shatter, bind the blade, or create
other dangers. Remove all nails that
may be in the workpiece to prevent
sparking that could cause a fire.
Remove dust bag when cutting nonferrous metals.
KEEP YOUR WORK AREA CLEAN
Cluttered areas and benches invite
accidents.
! WARNING

To avoid burns or other fire damage,
never use the miter saw near
flammable liquids, vapors, or gases.
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DRESS FOR SAFETY
Any power tool can throw
foreign objects into the eyes.
This can result in permanent eye
damage. Everyday eyeglasses have
only impact resistant lenses and are not
safety glasses. Glasses or goggles not
in compliance with ANSI Z87.1 could
seriously injure you when they break.
● Do not wear loose clothing, gloves,
neckties or jewelry (rings, watches).
They can get caught and draw you
into moving parts.
● Wear non-slip footwear.
● Tie back long hair.
● Roll long sleeves above the elbow.
● Noise levels vary widely. To avoid
possible hearing damage, wear ear
plugs when using any miter saw.
● For dusty operations, wear a dust
mask along with safety goggles.
Never cut freehand:
● Brace your workpiece firmly against
the fence and table stop so it will
not rock or twist during the cut.
● Make sure there is no debris
between the workpiece and the
table or fence.
● Make sure there are no gaps
between the workpiece, fence and
table that will let the workpiece shift
after it is cut.
● Keep the cut off piece free to
move sideways after it is cut off.
Otherwise, it could get wedged
against the blade and thrown
violently.
● Only the workpiece should be on
the saw table.
● Secure work. Use clamps or a vice
to help hold the work when it’s
practical.
INSPECT YOUR WORKPIECE
● Make sure there are no nails or
foreign objects in the part of the
workpiece being cut.
● Plan your work to avoid small pieces
that may bind or are too small to
clamp and hold securely.
● Plan the way you will grasp the
workpiece from start to finish. Avoid
awkward operations and hand
positions. A sudden slip could cause
your fingers or hand to move into
the blade.
USE EXTRA CAUTION WITH LARGE
OR ODD SHAPED WORKPIECES.
● Use extra supports (tables,
sawhorses, blocks, etc.) for
workpieces large enough to tip.
● Never use another person as a
substitute for a table extension, or as
an additional support for a workpiece
that is longer or wider than the basic
miter saw table, or to help feed,
support, or pull the workpiece.
● Do not use this saw to cut small
pieces. If the workpiece being cut
would cause your hand or fingers to
be within 6-3/4 in. of the saw blade
the workpiece is too small. Keep
hands and fingers out of the “no
hands zone” area marked on the
saw table.
DO NOT OVER-REACH
Keep good footing and balance. Keep
your face and body to one side, out of
the line of a possible kickback. NEVER
stand in the line of the blade.
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● When cutting odd shaped
workpieces, plan your work so
it will not bind in the blade and
cause possible injury. Molding, for
example, must lie flat or be held by
a fixture or jig that will not let it move
when cut.
● Properly support round material
such as dowel rods, or tubing, which
have a tendency to roll when cut,
causing the blade to “bite”.
!
MAKING A BASIC CUT
! WARNING
Body And Hand Position (Fig. Y)
Never place hands near
the cutting area. Proper
positioning of your body and
hands when operating the miter
saw will make cutting easier and
safer. Keep children away. Keep all
visitors at a safe distance from the
miter saw. Make sure bystanders
are clear of the saw and workpiece.
Don’t force the saw. It will do the job
better and safer at its designed rate.
WARNING
To avoid injury, follow all applicable
safety instructions, when cutting
non-ferrous metals:
● Use only saw blades specifically
recommended for non-ferrous metal
cutting.
● Do not cut metal workpieces
that must be hand held. Clamp
workpieces securely.
● Cut non-ferrous metals only if you
are under the supervision of an
experienced person and the dust bag
has been removed from the saw.
Starting a cut:
● Place hands at least 6-3/4 in. away
on both sides of the blade path “no-hands zone”. (Fig. Y)
● Hold workpiece firmly against the
fence to prevent movement toward
the blade.
● Turn the Laser Trac® on for
prealignment of your cut.
● With the power switch OFF,
bring the saw blade down to the
workpiece to see the cutting path of
the blade.
● Squeeze trigger switch to start saw.
● Lower blade into workpiece with a
firm downward motion.
● On wider boards slide the cutting
arm back toward fence to make
the cut.
WHEN SAW IS RUNNING
!
WARNING
Do not allow familiarity from
frequent use of your miter saw
to result in a careless mistake.
A careless fraction of a second is
enough to cause a severe injury.
Finishing a cut:
● Hold the cutting arm in the down
position.
● Release trigger switch and wait
for all moving parts to stop before
moving your hands and raising the
cutting arm.
Before cutting, if the saw makes an
unfamiliar noise or vibrates, stop
immediately. Turn the saw OFF.
Unplug the saw. Do not restart until
finding and correcting the problem.
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● If the blade does not stop within
10 seconds, unplug the saw
and follow the instructions in
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
section.
NOTE: The miter saw is equipped
with an electric blade brake. When
the trigger switch is released, the
blade brake will stop the blade within
approximately 10 seconds.
Before freeing jammed material:
● Release trigger switch.
● Wait for all moving parts to stop.
● Unplug the miter saw.
NOTE: To make the ON/OFF switch
childproof. Insert a padlock (not
provided) or chain with padlock through
the hole (2) in the trigger switch. Lock
the tool’s switch to prevent children and
other unqualified users from turning the
machine on.
Fig. Y
Fig. Z
1
No-Hands Zone
2
6-3/4 in.
6-3/4 in.
SLIDING CARRIAGE SYSTEM
(FIG. AA)
BASIC SAW OPERATIONS
!
WARNING
!
For your convenience, your saw
has a blade brake. The brake is not
a safety device. Never rely on it to
replace the proper use of the guard
on your saw. If the blade doesn’t stop
within approximately 10 seconds,
wait for the blade to stop, unplug the
saw and contact Sears or another
qualified service dealer.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of injury, return
carriage to the full rear position after
each crosscut operation.
1. For chop cutting of small boards no
wider than 4 in., slide the the cutting
head assembly completely toward
the rear of the unit and tighten the
sliding carriage lock knob (1).
2. For cutting of wider boards up to
8 in., the sliding carriage lock
knob (1) must be loosened to allow
the cutting head to slide freely.
TURNING THE SAW ON (FIG. Z)
Depress the trigger switch (1) to turn
on the miter saw started.
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Fig. AA
lock lever (2) and tighten the miter
handle (1). The table is now locked
at the desired angle. Positive stops
are provided at 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°
and 45°.
IMPORTANT: Always tighten the
miter table lock handle before
performing every cutting operation.
5. Turn the Laser Trac® on and
position the workpiece on the table
for prealignment of your cut.
1
BEFORE LEAVING THE SAW
● Never leave tool running
unattended. Turn power OFF. Wait
for all moving parts to stop.
● Make workshop childproof. Lock the
shop. Disconnect master switches.
Store tool away from children and
other unqualified users.
!
Fig. BB
WARNING
To avoid injury from materials being
thrown, always unplug the saw
to avoid accidental starting, and
remove small pieces of material from
the table cavity. The table insert may
be removed for this purpose, but
always reattach the table insert prior
to performing a cutting operation.
3
2
1
BEVEL CUT (FIG. CC)
1. When a bevel cut is required, loosen
the bevel lock handle (1) by turning
it clockwise.
2. Tilt the cutting head to the desired
angle, as shown on the bevel
scale (2).
3. The blade can be positioned at any
angle, from a 90° straight cut
(0° on the scale) to a 47° left bevel.
Tighten the bevel lock handle (1)
to lock the cutting head in position.
Positive stops are provided at 0°
and 45°.
4. Turn the Laser Trac® on and
position the workpiece on the table
for prealignment of your cut.
MITER CUT (FIG. BB)
1. When a miter cut is required, unlock
the miter table by turning the miter
handle (1) anti-clockwise.
2. While holding the miter handle, lift
up on the positive stop lock
lever (2).
3. Rotate the miter table to the right or
left with the miter handle (1).
4. When the table is in the desired
position, as shown on the miter
scale (3), release the positive stop
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Fig. CC
SLIDE CUTTING WIDE BOARDS UP
TO 8 IN. WIDE (FIG. EE)
! WARNING
To avoid injury:
● Never pull the cutting head
assembly and spinning blade
toward you during the cut. The
blade may try to climb up on the
top of the workpiece, causing the
cutting assembly and spinning
blade to kick back forcefully. The
cutting head assembly should
be drawn back completely then
pushed forward when sawing.
● Let the blade reach full speed
before cutting. This will help
reduce the risk of a thrown
workpiece.
1
2
COMPOUND CUT (FIG. CC, DD)
A compound cut is the combination of a
miter and a bevel cut simultaneously.
1. Loosen the bevel lock handle (1)
and position the cutting head at the
desired bevel position. Lock the
bevel lock handle (1). (Fig. CC)
2. Loosen the miter handle (3). Lift
up the positive stop lock lever (4)
and position the table at the desired
angle. Release the positive stop
lock lever (4) and lock the miter
handle (3). (Fig. DD)
To Slide Cut Wide Boards (Fig. EE)
1. Unlock the slide carriage lock
knob (1) and allow the cutting head
to move freely.
2. Set both the desired bevel angle
and/or the miter angle and lock into
position.
3. Use a hold down clamp to secure
the workpiece.
4. Turn the Laser Trac® on and
position the workpiece on the table
for prealignment of your cut.
5. Grasp and pull forward the switch
handle (2) until the center of the
saw blade is over the front of the
workpiece (3).
6. Engage the trigger to turn the
saw on.
7. When the saw reaches full speed,
push the switch handle (2) down,
cutting slowly through the leading
edge of the workpiece.
Fig. DD
3
4
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8. Slowly move the switch handle (2)
toward the fence, complete the cut.
9. Release the trigger and allow
the blade to stop spinning before
allowing the cutting head to raise.
Fig. FF
Fig. EE
1
CUTTING GROOVES (FIG. GG)
2
!
3
DO NOT USE A DADO BLADE, use
only the standard saw blade for this
operation.
1. Mark lines identifying the width
and depth of the desired cut on
the workpiece and position on the
table so the inside tip of the blade
is positioned on the line. Use a
hold-down clamp to secure the
workpiece.
2. Lower the cutting head so the tip of
the blade touches the top surface
workpiece at the marked line.
3. While holding the upper arm in
position, turn the stop knob (1) until
it touches the stop plate (2). (SEE
“SETTING CUTTING DEPTH” on
page 26).
4. Cut two parallel grooves as shown
below.
CUTTING BOWED MATERIAL
(FIG. FF)
!
WARNING
WARNING
To avoid injury from materials being
thrown, always unplug the saw
to avoid accidental starting and
remove small pieces of material
from the table cavity.
The table insert may be removed for
this purpose, but always reattach table
insert prior to performing a cutting
operation.
A bowed workpiece must be positioned
against the fence and secured with
a hold-down clamp as shown before
cutting. Do not position workpiece
incorrectly or try to cut the workpiece
without the support of the fence. This
will cause the blade to bind and could
result in personal injury.
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Fig. GG
AUXILIARY WOOD FENCE (FIG. II)
When making multiple or repetitive cuts
that result in cut-off pieces of one inch
or less, it is possible for the saw blade
to catch the cut-off piece and throw it
out of the saw or into the blade guard
and housing, possibly causing damage
or injury. To minimize this an auxiliary
wood fence can be mounted to your
saw. Holes are provided in the saw
fence to attach an auxiliary wood fence
(this provides additional depth of cut).
This fence should be constructed of
straight auxiliary wood approximately
3/4 in. thick by 1-1/2 in. high by 16 in.
long. Attach the wood fence securely
and make a full depth cut to make
a blade slot. Check for interference
between the wood fence and the lower
blade guard. Adjust if necessary.
NOTE: This auxiliary fence is used
only with the saw blade in the 0° bevel
position (90° to the table). The auxiliary
wood fence must be removed when
bevel cutting.
1
2
Cut these grooves
with saw
Use a chisel to cut
out the middle
WORKPIECE SUPPORT (FIG. HH)
Long pieces need extra support. The
support should be placed under the
workpiece. Keep your hand holding the
workpiece positioned 6-3/4 inches or
more away from the blade. The support
must let the workpiece lay flat on the
work table during the cutting operation.
NOTE: When mounted on a flat
surface, the saw table is 2-2/3 inches
high.
Fig. II
Fig. HH
Auxiliary
fence
Blade slot
2-2/3 in.
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CUTTING CROWN MOLDING
(FIG. KK, LL)
CUTTING BASE MOLDING (FIG. JJ)
Base moldings and many other
moldings can be cut on a compound
miter saw. The setup of the saw
depends on molding characteristics
and application, as shown. Perform
practice cuts on scrap material to
achieve best results:
1. Always make sure moldings rest
firmly against fence and table. Use
hold-down, crown molding vise
or C-clamps, whenever possible,
and place tape on the area being
clamped to avoid marks.
2. Reduce splintering by taping the cut
area prior to making the cut. Mark
the cut line directly on the tape.
3. Splintering typically happens due to
an incorrect blade application and
thinness of the material.
!
Your compound miter saw is suited
for the difficult task of cutting crown
molding. To fit properly, crown molding
must be compound-mitered with
extreme accuracy. The two surfaces
on a piece of crown molding that fit
flat against the ceiling and wall are at
angles that, when added together,
equal exactly 90°.
Most crown molding has a top rear
angle (the section that fits flat against
the ceiling) of 52°and a bottom rear
angle (the section that fits flat against
the wall) of 38°.
In order to accurately cut crown
molding for a 90° inside or outside
corner, lay the molding with its broad
back surface flat on the saw table.
Fig. JJ
F
e
n
c
e
Workpiece
F
e
n
c
e
WARNING
Workpiece
When setting the bevel and miter
angles for compound miters, remember
that the settings are interdependent;
changing one changes the other, as
well.
Miter saw table
Miter saw table
miter at 45°, bevel at 0° miter at 0°, bevel at 45°
NOTE: Always perform a dry run cut
so you can determine if the operation
being attempted is possible before
power is applied to the saw.
Fig. KK
F
e
n
c
e
Workpiece
Miter saw table
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Fig. LL
Settings for standard crown molding
lying flat on compound miter saw
table
Inside corner
IL
OL
OR
IR
Outside corner
Compound cut crown moldings
Bevel/Miter Settings
NOTE: The chart below references a compound cut for crown molding ONLY
WHEN THE ANGLE BETWEEN THE WALLS EQUALS 90°.
KEY
IL
IR
OL
OR
BEVEL
MITER
TYPE OF CUT
SETTING SETTING
Inside corner-Left side
33.9°
31.6° Right 1. Position top of molding against fence.
2. Miter table set at RIGHT 31.6°.
3. LEFT side is finished piece.
Inside corner-Right side
33.9°
31.6° Left
1. Position bottom of molding against fence.
2. Miter table set at LEFT 31.6°.
3. LEFT side is finished piece.
Outside corner-Left side
33.9°
31.6° Left
1. Position bottom of molding against fence.
2. Miter table set at LEFT 31.6°.
3. RIGHT side is finished piece.
Outside corner-Right side
33.9°
31.6° Right 1. Position top of molding against fence.
2. Miter table set at RIGHT 31.6°.
3. RIGHT side is finished piece.
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CROWN MOLDING CHART
Compound Miter Saw
Miter and Bevel Angle Settings
Wall to Crown Molding Angle
Angle
Between
Walls
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
122
123
52/38° Crown Molding
45/45° Crown Molding
Miter
Setting
Bevel
Setting
Miter
Setting
Bevel
Setting
42.93
42.39
41.85
41.32
40.79
40.28
39.76
39.25
38.74
38.24
37.74
37.24
36.75
36.27
35.79
35.31
34.83
34.36
33.90
33.43
32.97
32.52
32.07
31.62
31.17
30.73
30.30
29.86
29.43
29.00
28.58
28.16
27.74
27.32
26.91
26.50
26.09
25.69
25.29
24.89
24.49
24.10
23.71
23.32
22.93
22.55
22.17
21.79
21.42
21.04
20.67
20.30
19.93
19.57
19.20
18.84
18.48
41.08
40.79
40.50
40.20
39.90
39.61
39.30
39.00
38.69
38.39
38.08
37.76
37.45
37.13
36.81
36.49
36.17
35.85
35.52
35.19
34.86
34.53
34.20
33.86
33.53
33.19
32.86
32.51
32.17
31.82
31.48
31.13
30.78
30.43
30.08
29.73
29.38
29.02
28.67
28.31
27.96
27.59
27.23
26.87
26.51
26.15
25.78
25.42
25.05
24.68
24.31
23.94
23.57
23.20
22.83
22.46
22.09
46.89
46.35
45.81
45.28
44.75
44.22
43.70
43.18
42.66
42.15
41.64
41.13
40.62
40.12
39.62
39.13
38.63
38.14
37.66
37.17
36.69
36.21
35.74
35.26
34.79
34.33
33.86
33.40
32.94
32.48
32.02
31.58
31.13
30.68
30.24
29.80
29.36
28.92
28.48
28.05
27.62
27.19
26.77
26.34
25.92
25.50
25.08
24.66
24.25
23.84
23.43
23.02
22.61
22.21
21.80
21.40
21.00
36.13
35.89
35.64
35.40
35.15
34.89
34.64
35.38
34.12
33.86
33.60
33.33
33.07
32.80
32.53
32.25
31.98
31.70
31.42
31.34
30.86
30.57
30.29
30.00
29.71
29.42
29.13
28.83
28.54
28.24
27.94
27.64
27.34
27.03
26.73
26.42
26.12
25.81
25.50
25.19
24.87
24.56
24.24
23.93
23.61
23.29
22.97
22.66
22.33
22.01
21.68
21.36
21.03
20.70
20.38
20.05
19.72
52/38° Crown Molding
Angle
Between
Walls
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
170
171
172
173
174
175
176
177
178
179
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45/45° Crown Molding
Miter
Setting
Bevel
Setting
Miter
Setting
Bevel
Setting
18.13
17.77
17.42
17.06
16.71
16.37
16.02
15.67
15.33
14.99
14.66
14.30
13.97
13.63
13.30
12.96
12.63
12.30
11.97
11.64
11.31
10.99
10.66
10.34
10.01
9.69
9.37
9.05
8.73
8.41
8.09
7.77
7.46
7.14
6.82
6.51
6.20
5.88
5.57
5.26
4.95
4.63
4.32
4.01
3.70
3.39
3.08
2.77
2.47
2.15
1.85
1.54
1.23
0.92
0.62
0.31
21.71
21.34
20.96
20.59
20.21
19.83
19.45
19.07
18.69
18.31
17.93
17.55
17.17
16.79
16.40
16.02
15.64
15.25
14.87
14.48
14.09
13.71
13.32
12.93
12.54
12.16
11.77
11.38
10.99
10.60
10.21
9.82
9.43
9.04
8.65
8.26
7.86
7.47
7.08
6.69
6.30
5.90
5.51
5.12
4.72
4.33
3.94
3.54
3.15
2.75
2.36
1.97
1.58
1.18
0.79
0.39
20.61
20.21
19.81
19.42
19.03
18.64
18.25
17.86
17.48
17.09
16.71
16.32
15.94
15.56
15.19
14.81
14.43
14.06
13.68
13.31
12.94
12.57
12.20
11.83
11.46
11.09
10.73
10.36
10.00
9.63
9.27
8.91
8.55
8.19
7.83
7.47
7.11
6.75
6.39
6.03
5.68
5.32
4.96
4.61
4.25
3.90
3.54
3.19
2.83
2.48
2.12
1.77
1.41
1.06
0.71
0.35
19.39
19.06
18.72
18.39
18.06
17.72
17.39
17.05
16.71
16.38
16.04
15.70
15.36
15.02
14.62
14.34
14.00
13.65
13.31
12.97
12.62
12.29
11.93
11.59
11.24
10.89
10.55
10.20
9.85
9.50
9.15
8.80
8.45
8.10
7.75
7.40
7.05
6.70
6.35
6.00
5.65
5.30
4.94
4.59
4.24
3.89
3.53
3.10
2.83
2.47
2.12
1.77
1.41
1.06
0.71
0.35
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
!
of the assembly go in the same hole
the carbon part fits into. Tighten the
cap snugly, but do not overtighten.
NOTE: To reinstall the same brushes,
first make sure the brushes go back in
the way they came out. This will avoid
a break-in period that reduces motor
performance and increases wear.
DANGER
To avoid injury, never put lubricants
on the blade while it is spinning.
!
WARNING
● To avoid fire or toxic reaction,
never use gasoline, naphtha
acetone, lacquer thinner or
similar highly volatile solvents to
clean the miter saw.
● To avoid injury from unexpected
starting or electrical shock,
unplug the power cord before
working on the saw.
● To avoid electrical shock, fire or
injury, use only parts identical
to those identified in the parts
list. Reassemble exactly as
the original assembly to avoid
electrical shock.
Fig. MM
3
1
2
LOWER BLADE GUARD
Do not use the saw without the lower
blade guard. The lower blade guard is
attached to the saw for your protection.
Should the lower guard become
damaged, do not use the saw until the
damaged guard has been replaced.
Develop a regular check to make sure
the lower guard is working properly.
Clean the lower guard of any dust or
buildup with a damp cloth.
REPLACING CARBON BRUSHES
(FIG. MM)
The carbon brushes furnished will last
approximately 50 hours of running
time, or 10,000 ON/OFF cycles.
Replace both carbon brushes when
either has less than 1/4 in. length of
carbon remaining, or if the spring or
wire is damaged or burned. To inspect
or replace brushes, first unplug the
saw. Then remove the black plastic
cap (1) on the side of the motor (2).
Remove the cap cautiously, because
it is springloaded. Then pull out the
brush (3) and replace. Replace for the
other side. To reassemble reverse the
procedure. The ears on the metal end
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WARNING
● When cleaning the lower guard,
unplug the saw from the power
source receptacle to avoid
unexpected startup.
● Do not use solvents on the guard.
They could make the plastic
“cloudy” and brittle.
SAWDUST
Periodically, sawdust will accumulate
under the work table and base. This
could cause difficulty in the movement
of the worktable when setting up
a miter cut. Frequently blow out or
vacuum up the sawdust.
!
Fig. NN
WARNING
Wear proper eye protection to keep
debris from entering eyes when
removing sawdust from unit.
Chop pivot
LUBRICATION (FIG. NN, OO)
All the motor bearings in this tool are
lubricated with a sufficient amount of
high grade lubricant for the life of the
unit under normal operating conditions;
therefore, no further lubrication is
required.
Fig. OO
Lubricate the following as necessary:
1
Central pivot of
plastic guard
1
Chop pivot: Apply light machine oil to
points indicated in illustration.
Central pivot of plastic guard: Use
light household oil (sewing machine
oil) on metal-to-metal or metal-toplastic guard contact areas as required
for smooth, quiet operation. Avoid
excessive oil, to which sawdust will
cling.
Link: (actuates lower guard movement)
If down chop motion is hard to start, oil
link at two screws (1).
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
!
WARNING
To avoid injury from accidental starting, always turn switch OFF and unplug
the tool before moving, replacing the blade or making adjustments.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - MOTOR
PROBLEM
SUGGESTED CORRECTIVE
ACTION
PROBLEM CAUSE
Brake does 1. Motor brushes not sealed or
not stop
lightly sticking.
blade within 2. Motor brake overheated
10 seconds.
from use of defective or
wrong size blade or rapid
ON/OFF cycling.
3. Arbor bolt loose.
4. Brushes cracked, damaged,
etc.
5. Other.
1. Inspect/clean/replace brushes.
See MAINTENANCE section.
2. Use a recommended blade. Let
cool down. See REMOVING
OR INSTALLING THE BLADE
section.
3. Retighten. See REMOVING
OR INSTALLING THE BLADE
section.
4. Replace brushes.
5. Contact Sears Service Center.
Motor does 1. Limit switch failure.
not start.
2. Brush worn.
3. Fuse blown or circuit
breaker tripped on home
panel.
1. Replace limit switch.
2. Replace brushes. See
MAINTENANCE section.
3. Verify there is electrical power
at the outlet.
Brush spark 1. Brush worn.
when switch 2. Other.
released.
1. Replace brushes. See
MAINTENANCE section.
2. Contact Sears Service Center.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - SAW OPERATION
PROBLEM
Blade hits table.
PROBLEM CAUSE
1. Misalignment.
SUGGESTED CORRECTIVE
ACTION
1. See ADJUSTMENT- CUTTING
ARM TRAVEL section.
Angle of cut not 1. Miter table unlocked. 1. See OPERATION - MITER
ANGLE ADJUSTMENT section.
accurate. Can not 2. Sawdust under table.
2. Vacuum or blow out dust. WEAR
adjust miter.
EYE PROTECTION.
Cutting arm
wobbles.
1. Loose pivot points.
Cutting arm will 1. Pivot spring not
not fully raise, or
replaced properly
blade guard
after service.
won’t fully close. 2. Sawdust build-up.
1. Contact Sears Service Center.
1. Clean and lubricate moving parts.
2. Contact Sears Service Center.
Blade binds,
jams, burns
wood.
1.
2.
3.
4
Saw vibrates or
shakes.
1. Saw blade not round / 1. Replace blade.
damaged / loose.
2. Tighten arbor bolt.
2. Arbor bolt loose.
Improper operation. 1. See BASIC SAW OPERATION
Dull or warped blade.
section.
Improper blade size. 2. Replace or sharpen blade.
Wood is moving
3. Replace with 7-1/4 in. diameter
during cut.
blade.
4. Use clamp to secure workpiece
to fenceunit and table.
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PARTS LIST
7-1/4 IN. SLIDING COMPOUND MITER SAW
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MODEL NO. 137.322860
WARNING
When servicing use only CRAFTSMAN replacement parts. Use of any other
parts many create a HAZARD or cause product damage. Any attempt to
repair or replace electrical parts on this Miter Saw may create a HAZARD
unless repair is done by a qualified service technician. Repair service is
available at your nearest Sears Service Center. To order replacement parts
by phone, call 1-888-331-4569.
PARTS LIST FOR MITER SAW (A)
I.D. NO. Description
Size
Q’ty I.D. NO. Description
Size
Q’ty
083Z
CORD CLAMP
1
2BLG
SHAFT-PIVOT
1
091S
COMPRESSION SPRING
1
2BLL
LOCATOR PIN
1
0B5N
COMPRESSION SPRING
1
2CD2
COMPRESSION SPRING
1
0CES
COMPRESSION SPRING
1
2E63
ROCKER SWITCH
1
0CF5
SHAFT-PIVOT
1
2K8Q
WARNING LABEL
1
0D9A
ANCHOR BLOCK
1
2K96
WARNING LABEL
1
0DHT
SPRING GUARD
1
2M0S
LIMIT SWITCH
1
0DHY
ARBOR COLLAR
2
2RSC
BASE
1
0DVJ
BLADE WRENCH
1
2RSD
TABLE
1
0HXV
LINEAR MOTION BEARING
1
2RSF
MITER ARM
1
0JB0
WAVE WASHER
2
2RSS
CLEVIS PIN
1
0JBB
WAVE WASHER
1
2RST
CENTER SHAFT
1
0JE6
C-RING
1
2S1E
BLADE
1
0JET
E-RING
1
2S4L
BEARING COVER
1
0JMM
O-RING
1
2S65
POWER CABLE
1
0JNR
O-RING ROD
2
2S67
LEAD WIRE ASS’Y
1
0JQ3
HEX. HD. BOLT
M10*1.5-65
1
2SER
HOLD DOWN CLAMP ASS’Y
0K7Z
CR. RE. TRUSS HD. ROUND
M6*1.0-14
1
2T6A
CONTROLLER ASS’Y
2T9P
CAUTION LABEL
1
0KA9
CR.RE. PAN HD. TAPPING SCREW M3*24-10
1
2T9Q
TRADEMARK LABEL
1
NECK SCREW
6#
1
1
0KBC
CR.RE. PAN HD. TAPPING SCREW M5*16-25
1
2T9R
WARNING LABEL
0KBG
CR.RE. PAN HD. TAPPING SCREW M4*18-30
6
2TGY
CR.RE. PAN HD. SCREW
0KR3
LOCK NUT
1
0KTS
CABLE CLAMP
1
2VH6
LINEAR MOTION BEARING
1
0KUW
TERMINAL
2
2WQW
DUST BAG ASS’Y
1
M6*1.0 T=6
1
M6*1.0-80
3
& WASHER
0S1S
COLLAR
1
32R9
NUT CHUCK
M5*0.8 T=5
1
23NX
GUARD-CORD
1
32RA
NUT CHUCK
M6*1.0 T=6
2
26LU
WARNING LABEL
1
32RB
NUT CHUCK
M8*1.25 T=8
1
27PF
COMPRESSION SPRING
1
32RC
NUT CHUCK
M12*1.75 T=12
1
290M
CAUTION LABEL
1
33C3
MOTOR ASS’Y
2BGV
NEEDLE POINTER
1
33TB
FLAT WASHER
Φ6*13-1
3
2BGW
SLIDE PLATE
3
37TC
FLAT WASHER
Φ8*16-2.5
1
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7-1/4 IN. SLIDING COMPOUND MITER SAW
MODEL NO. 137.322860
PARTS LIST FOR MITER SAW (B)
I.D. NO. Description
Size
3ADS
HEX. NUT
M6*1.0 T=5
Q’ty I.D. NO. Description
2
3KXU
HEX. SOC. HD. CAP BOLT
3CD5
CLAMP BOLT
KR#
1
3LBH
CUTTER SHAFT GUARD
3DRT
CLAMP BOLT
KR#
3DWT
LASER DUST INSERT
1
3LBJ
PC-GUARD
1
3LBK
CABLE SHIELD
Size
M10*1.5-25
Q’ty
2
1
1
#6
1
3HHM
CR. RE. COUNT HD. SCREW
M4*0.7-8
4
3LCV
LASER ASS’Y
1
3HHP
CR. RE. COUNT HD. SCREW
M6*1.0-20
1
3LH8
FENCE
1
3HHT
CR.-RE. TRUSS HD. SCREW
M6*1.0-8
1
3LK0
LEVER
1
3HHX
CR.RE. PAN HD. TAPPING SCREW M4*18-16
2
3LKZ
MITER BAR ASS’Y
1
CR.RE. PAN HD. ROUND
1
3HJ3
M6*1.0-12
NECK SCREW
3HJ4
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
M4*0.7-6
6
3HJ7
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
M5*0.8-8
2
3LLD
BRACING PLATE
6#
1
3LLF
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
M6*1.0-20
2
CR.RE. PAN HD. TAPPING
M5*16-16
1
3LLG
SCREW
3HJD
HEX. SOC. SET SCREW
M6*1.0-10
1
3LMT
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
M6*1.0-12
2
3HJG
HEX. SOC. SET SCREW
M6*1.0-10
2
3LNC
MOTOR HANDLE
6#
1
3HJU
HEX WASHER HD. BOLT
M8*1.25-20
1
3LND
MOTOR HANDLE
#
1
3HJV
HEX. HD. BOLT
M6*1.0-25
1
3LNE
PLUNGER HANDLE
KR#
1
KR#
1
3HK0
FLAT WASHER
Φ10*19-1.8
2
3LNH
VISE ASS’Y
3HK1
FLAT WASHER
Φ12*21-1
1
3LNJ
TILT POINTER
1
3HK9
FLAT WASHER
3/8*29/32-1/8
1
3LNW
LOCKING HANDLE ASS’Y
KR#
1
3HM9
HEX. SOC. HD. CAP BOLT
M6*1.0-12
1
3LNX
TABLE INSERT
KR#
1
KR#
3HMC
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
M6*1.0-8
1
3LNY
TABLE INSERT
3HNK
TRIGGER
KR#
1
3LQ7
INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL
1
1
3JDX
CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW
M5*0.8-35
1
3LRU
LASER STICKER
1
3JF6
LASER COVER
6#
1
3LS0
TRADEMARK LABEL
1
3JF7
LASER COVER
6#
3K0U
ANCHOR PLATE
3K0V
CR. RE. TRUSS HD. ROUND
M6*1.0-10
1
3LYZ
LABEL
1
1
3LZ5
TILTING SCALE
1
2
NECK SCREW
3KK4
CR.-RE. TRUSS HD. SCREW
M5*0.8-10
1
3KLK
CR. RE. TRUSS HD. ROUND
M6*1.0-16
1
NECK SCREW
3KM2
LEAD WIRE ASS’Y
3KWV
SHAFT SLEEVE
1
6#
1
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3LZ6
MITER SCALE
3M5S
CR.RE. PAN HD. TAPPING
1
3M5T
HEX. HD. BOLT
3MJS
TORSION SPRING
1
3MR1
ARM
1
M4*18-12
2
SCREW
M6*1.0-20
1
7-1/4 IN. SLIDING COMPOUND MITER SAW
SCHEMATIC
MODEL NO. 137.322860
26LU
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7-1/4 IN. SLIDING COMPOUND MITER SAW
PARTS LIST FOR MOTOR
I.D NO.
0HX7
0JE8
0JX2
0KCQ
0KNE
0QBE
0QBG
0QBK
2BMS
2BMT
2BMU
2BMX
2BN1
2DW9
2E0J
2S3B
2WZ1
2S6T
33C4
Description
NEEDLE ROLLER BEARING
C-RING
HEX. SOC SET SCREW
CR. RE. PAN HD.TAPPING SCREW & WASHER
HEX. NUT
BRUSH HOLDER ASS’Y
CARBON BRUSH ASS’Y
BRUSH COVER
CUTTER SHAFT
SPACER
HELIX GEAR
FLOW GUIDE
MOTOR COVER
WAVE WASHER
BALL BEARING
GEAR BOX
PARALLEL KEY
ARMATURE ASS’Y
FIELD ASS’Y
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MODEL NO. 137.322860
Size
M5*0.8-6
M5*12-65
M6*1.0 T=5
6#
6#
6#
6#
6#
Q’ty
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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