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] Sears ] owners manual MODEL NO . 113.23301 Serial Number . . . . Model and serial number may be found at the left - hand side of the base . You should record both [ RRFTSMRNo model and serial number in a safe place for future use . 12 INCH CAUTION : RADIAL SAW Read GENERAL and ADDITIONAL • assembly SAFETY - b : • operating INSTRUCTIONS carefully • repair parts Sold by SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , Chicago , IL . 60684 U . S . A . Part No . 63568 Printed ill U . S . A .
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RADIAL SAWS If within one year from the date of purchase , this Craftsman Radial Saw fails due to a defect in material or workmanship , Sears will repair it , free of charge . Warranty service is available by simply contacting the nearest Sears store or Service Center throughout the United States . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to • state . SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . BSC 41 - 3 SEARS TOWER CHICAGO , IL 60684 general safety instructions for power tools 1 . KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL 13 . SECURE WORK Read the owner's manual carefully , Learn its Use clamps or a vise to hold work when practical . It's application and limitations as well as the specific safer than using your hand , frees both hands to operate tool . potential hazards peculiar to this tool . DON'T OVERREACH 2 . GROUND ALL TOOLS 14 . Keep proper footing and balance at all times . This tool is equipped with an approved 3 - conductor cord and a 3prong grounding type plug to fit the MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE proper grounding type receptacle . The green conductor 15 . Keep tools sharp and clean for best and safest in the cord is the grounding wire . Never connect the performarrce . Follow instructions for lubricating and green wire to a live terminal , changing accessories . 3 . KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE in working order , and in proper adjustment and 16 . DISCONNECT TOOLS alignment . before servicing ; when changing accessories such as 4 . REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS blades , bits , cutters , etc . AND WRENCHES 17 , AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING Form habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting Make sure switch is in " OFF " position before plugging wrenches are removed from tool before turning it on . in . 5 . KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN 18 . USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES Cluttered areas and benches irrvite accidents . Floor Consult the owner's manual for recommended must not be slippery due to wax or sawdust , accessories . Follow the instructions that accompany 6 . AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT the accessories . The use of improper accessories may Don't use power tools in damp or wet locations or cause hazards . expose them to rain , Keep work area well lighted . NEVER STAND ON TOOL Provide adequate surrounding work space . 19 . Serious injury could occur if the tool is tipped or if the 7 . KEEP CHILDREN AWAY cutting tool is accidentally contacted . Al ! visitors should be kept a safe distance from work Do not store materials above or near the tool such that area . it is necessary to stand on the toot to reach them . 8 . MAKE WORKSHOP KID - PROOF - with padlocks , master switches , or by removing CHECK DAMAGED PARTS starter keys , 20 . Before further use of the tool , a guard or other part that 9 . DON'T FORCE TOOL is damaged should be carefully checked to ensure that it It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which will operate properly and perform its ntended function . it was designed • Check for alignment of moving parts , binding of mowng 10 . USE RIGHT TOOL parts , breakage of parts , mounting , and any other Don't force tool or attachment to do a iob it was not conditions that may . affect its operation . A guard or designed for other part that is damaged should be properly repaired 11 . WEAR PROPER APPAREL or replaced Do not wear loose clothing , gloves , neckties or jewelry ( rings , wrist watches ) to get caught in moving parts . DIRECTION OF FEED Nonslip footwear is recommended . Wear protective 21 . Feed work into a blade or cutter against the direction hair covering to contain long hair . Roll long sleeves of rotation of the blade or cutter only . above the el bow . 12 . USE SAFETY GOGGLES ( Head Protection ) 22 . NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING Wear Safety goggles ( must comply with ANS Z87 . 1 ) at UNATTENDED all times . Also , use face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty , and ear protectors ( plugs or muffs ) Turn power off . Don't leave tool until it cornes to a during extended periods of operation . complete stop .
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additional safety instructions for radial saws - WARNING : DO NOT ALLOW FAMILIARITY CAUTION : Always disconnect the power cord before ( GAINED FROM FREQUENT USE OF YOUR removing the guard , changing the cutting tool , changing the SAW ) TO BECOME COMMONPLACE . ALWAYS set - up or making adjustments . Shut off motor before performing layout work on the saw table . REMEMBER THAT A CARELESS FRACTION OF A SECOND IS SUFFICIENT TO INFLICT SEVERE WARNING : DO NOT CONNECT POWER CORD UNTIL INJURY . THE FOLLOWING STEPS HAVE BEEN SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED : Before starting work , verify that no play exists between the column & column support , or in the I . Assembly and alignment . carriage , and that arm , yoke , and bevel locks / clamps II . Examination and operating familiarity with ON - OFF are tight . switch , elevation control , yoke index and lock , bevel = A large proportion of saw accidents is caused by use index and lock , carriage lock , guard clamp screw , of the wrong type blade , dull , badly set , improperly spreader and antikickbaek device , and miter index and lock . sharpened cutting tools , by gum or resin adhering to cutting tools , and by sawblade misalignment with the III . Review and understanding of all Safety Instructions and fence . Such conditions can cause the material to Operathrg Procedures thru - out manual . stick , jam ( stall the saw ) or " KICKBACK " . A " KICKBACK " occurs when a part or all of the INSTALLATION workpiece is thrown back violently toward the 1 . Bet carnage lock before moving the saw . operator . NEVER ATTEMPT TO FREE A STALLED SAW BLADE WITHOUT FIRST 2 . Bolt the saw to the floor if it tends to slip , walk , or slide during normal operation . TURNING THE SAW " OFF " . If the sawblade is stalled or jammed , shut saw " OFF " , remove 3 . Mount the saw so the table workpiece , and check sawbtade squareness to table - is approximatety 39 " above the floor ; surface and to the fence , and check for heel . Adjust - - slopes slightly downward to the rear so the carriage as indicated . wil ! not roll forward due to gravity . - - CAUTION : DO NOT cycle the motor switch " ON " MINIMIZE ACCIDENT POTENTIAL and " OFF " rapidly , as this might cause the sawblade to loosen . In the event this should ever occur , allow Most accidents are caused by FAILURE TO FOLLOW the saw blade to come to a complete stop and setup and operating instructions : re - tighten the arbor nut normally , not excessively . ( A ) GENERAL - - Do not leave a long board ( or other workpieee ) - - Avoid awkward hand positions , where a sudden stip unsupported so the spring of the board causes it to could cause a hand to move into a sawblade or other shift on the table . Provide proper support for the cutting tool . Never reach in back of or around the workpiece , based on its size and the type of cutting tool with either hand to hold down the operation to be performed . Hold the work firmly workpiece , or for any other reason ; DO NOT place against the fence and down against the table surface . fingers or hands in the path of the sawblade . - Never use a length stop on the free end of the - Neve _ saw , dado , mold , or rabbet unless the proper workpiece when crosscutting , Never hang onto or guard is installed and set up as instructed . touch the free end of workpiece when crosscutting , - NOTE THE FOLLOWING DANGER LABELS or a free piece that is cut off when ripping while WHICH APPEAR ON THE FRONT OF THE YOKE power is " ON " and / or the saw blade is rotating . In AND GUARD : short , the cut off piece in any " thru - sawing " ( cutting completely thru the workpiece ) operation must never be confined - it must be allowed to move laterally . Make sure your fingers do not contact the terminals when installing or removing the plug to or from a live DANGER power source . TO AVOID Never climb on the saw , or climb near the saw when INJURY DO power in " ON " . Never leave the saw with power NOT FEED MATERIAL " ON " , or before the cutting tool has come to a INTO complete stop . Lock the rnotor switch and put away CU ] TING the key when leaving the saw . TOOL FROMJ - Do not use any blade or other cutting tool marked for an operating speed lower than 3450 RPM . Never - - Always maintain control of the workp _ ece - DO use a cutting toot larger in diameter than the NOT " let go " the workpiece until the cutting tool diameter for which the saw was designed . For has come to a stop . greatest safety and efficiency when ripping , use the maximum diameter blade for which the saw is - If any part of this radial saw is missing or should designed , since under these conditions the spreader is break , bend or fall in any way , or any electrical nearest the blade . component fail to perform properly , shut off power switch , remove cord from power supply and replace - Never turn your saw " ON " before clearing the table damaged , missing and / or failed parts before resuming or work surface of all objects ( tools , scraps of wood , operation . etc . } except the workpiece and related feed or - IF YOUR SAW MAKES AN UNFAMILIAR NOISE support devices for the operation planned . OR IF IT VIBRATES EXCESSIVELY CEASE - Never perform any operation " FREE HAND " . This OPERATING IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THE term means feeding the sawblade into the workpiece SOURCE HAS BEEN LOCATED AND THE ( crosscutting ) or feeding the sawblade or other PROBLEM CORRECTED . cutting tool ( ripping ) without using the fence to
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additional safety instructions for radial saws support _ ) _ guide the workpJece , to prevent rotating slippery , the antikickback pawls may not stop a or twisting of the workpieee during the operation . kickback . Never " RIP ' " in the crosscut position . Never make a Therefore , rip with the firfished side down { next to miter cut with the arm in the 90 ° crosscut position . the table ) and be especially attentive to following - Never lower a revolving cutting tool into the table or proper set - up and cutting procedures . Do not stand , a workpiece without first locking the Carriage Lock or permit anyone else to stand , in line with a Knob . Release the knob only after grasping the Yoke potential kickback . Handle . Otherwise the cutting tool may grab the 13 . When sawing 1 / 4 " or thinner materials , follow all workpiece and be propelled toward you . normal ripping procedures except set sawblade into - The sawblade , dado , or other cutting tool must be table top at least 1 / 8 " . ] - his will minimize the removed from the saw arbor before using the tendency for the sawblade to climb upon top of the accessory shaft ( rear end of the saw motor ) . NEVER workpiece , and possibly cause an accident . DO NOT operate the saw with cutting tools ( including sanding let go of or stop feeding the workpiece between the accessories ) installed on both ends of the saw arbor . blade and fence until you have pushed it completely past the antikTckback pawls . Otherwise the ( B ) RIPPING workpiece could get into the back of the sawblade 1 . Feed force when ripping must always be applied and be thrown violently [ rom the saw in the BETWEEN THE SAW BLADE AND THE FENCE . direction opposite to the feed direction . This is the . . use a " PUSH STICK " for narrow or short work . same action that would occur if the instructions of the DANGER warning on the guard is aborted . Do 2 . Whenever possible , use the in - rip position this not stand , or permit anyone else to stand , in line provides minimum obstruction for feeding by hand with the path of a workpiece that may be thrown or push stick as appropriate . from the saw in this manner . 3 . Do nut release the workpiece before operation is 14 . Position the saw so neither you , a helper , or a casual complete - push the workpiece all the way past the observer is forced to stand in line with the rear ( outfeed or exit ) of the sawblade . sawblade . 4 , Make swe by trial before starting the cut that the 15 . Use extra care when ripping wood that has a twisted antikickback pawls will stop a kickback once it has grain or is twisted or bowed - it may rock co the started , Points of pawls must be SHARP , Reptace table and / or pinch the sawblade . If bowed across when potnts are dull or rounded . the width , place concave side down against the 5 . Use a push stick when ripping short ( under 12 table . inches ) or narrow ( under 6 inches wide ) wot kpieces . ( C ) CROSSCUTTING 6 . CAUTION : Never reposition the Guard or antikickback with power " ' ON " . 1 . ALWAYS RETURN THE CARRIAGE TO THE FULL REARWARD POSITION AT CONCLUSION 7 . A " KICKBACK " occurs during a rip - type OF EACH CROSSCUT TYPE OPERATION . Never operation . It can occur when the workpiece closes remove your hand from the Yoke Handle unless the in on the rear ( outfeed side ) of the sawblade ( pinching ) , binds between the fence and the carriage is in this position . Otherwise the cutting tool may climb up on the workpiece and be sawblade . ( heel ) , or is grabbed by the sawblade teeth ( wrong - way feed ) at the uutfeed side . " PINCHING " propelled toward you . is genera ! ly avoided by utilization of the spreader , 2 . Place guard in horizontal position and adjust and a sharp sawblade of the corrective type for the antikickback pawls to just clear the top of the fence workpieee being cut . " HEEL " carl be avoided by or workpiece , whichever is higher . maintaining the sawblade exactly parallel to the 3 . NEVER gang crosscut lining up more than one fence . ( see " DANGER " warning on guard ) it can workpiece in front of the fence stacked vertically , be avoided by maintaining parallelism of sawblade or horizontally outward on the table and then to fence , feeding into the sawblade from the nose of pulling saw thru : the blade could pick up one or the guard only , and by utilizing the spreader . more pieces and cause a binding or loss of control 8 . Position the nose of the guard to just clear the and possible injury . workpiece , and position ! adjust the antikickback 4 . Do not position the Arm so the operation you are and spreader devices as instructed . performing permits the cutting tool to extend 9 . NEVER cut more than one piece at a time by beyond the edges of the Table . stacking workpieces vertically . ( D ) ACCESSORI ES 10 . NEVER feed a workpiece tbru the saw with another 1 . Use only recommended accessories as listed in piece ( butting second piece against trailing edge of accessory section of this manual . piece being cut ) , even if of the same thickness . Feed 2 . Never operate this saw when equipped with a dado each workpiece individually thru the sawblade , and head or molding head unless the molding head completely beyond the sawblade , before ripping the guard is installed - see listing of recommended next wo _ kpiece . Use push stick if the rip cut is Jess accessories . The only exception is when " top side " than 6 " wide . dadoing or molding , when the sawblade guard must 11 . DO NOT pull the workpiece thru the sawblade be used . See detailed instructions that accompany position your body at the nose fin feed ) side of the dado head , molding head , and molding head the guard : start and complete the cut from that guard . same side . This wilt require added table support 3 . The use of abrasive or cut - off wheels , or wire for long pieces . wheels , can be dangerous and is not recommended . 12 . Plastic and composition ( like styrene and ( Abrasive or cut - off wheels are used to saw many hardboard ) materials may be cut on your saw . different materials including metals , stone , and However , since these are usually quite hard arrd glass . )
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ADDITIONAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR RADIAL SAWS WEAR YOUR The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into the eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety goggles complying with ANSI Z87 . 1 ( shown on Package ) before commencing power tool operation . Safety Goggles are available at Sears retail or catalog stores . CONTENTS Page Page Operating Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Guarantee and General Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Basic Saw Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Additional Safety Instructions to Operator . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Trouble Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Unpacking and Pre - Assembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Motor Trouble Shooting Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 - 26 Assembly and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Electrical Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 F - ' TOOLS NEEDED / : _ li 3 / 8 - inch wrench 7 / 16 - inch wrench 1 ! 2 - inch wrench S rewO ( srmlvoe , r , ) I : : 9 / 16 - inch wrench _ . _ _ Framing square i " Pencil Figure f Pliers _ : , : ! unpacking and pre - assembly 1 . Unpacking and Checking Contents Key No . a . Before proceeding with the assembly of your new ( Fig . 2 ) Table Of Loose Parts Qty . Craftsman 12 - Inch Radial saw , you should read these instructions and follow them carefully . I Tablesupport ( left - hand ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 b . This Saw is shipped complete in one carton . 2 Tablesupport No . 2 ( center ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 However , in order to prevent damage during 3 Basicsawassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 shipment and facilitate packaging , certain items 4 Reartable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . are removed at the factory and must be 5 Tablespacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 reassembled when received by the purchaser . 6 Rip fence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 These " loose " parts are shown in figure 2 and 7 Front table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 listed in the " Table of Loose Parts " below . 8 Tablesupport ( right - hand ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 c , Separate all " loose " parts from packaging 9 " Owners Manual " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 materials and check each item with figure 2 and 10 LooseParts Carton ( containingthefollowing items ) : " Table of Loose Parts " , making sure all items are Hex - " L " wrench ( 1 / 8 " ) . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . 1 accounted for before discarding any packing Hex - " L " wrench ( 3 / 16 " ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 material . Hex - " L " wrench ( 1 / 4 " ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Elevationcrankassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 If any parts are missing , Do Not attempt to assemble Knobassembly , pull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 the Radial Saw , plug in the power cord , or turn the switch on until the missing parts are obtained and Screw , hex . - hd . , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Lockwasher , medium , 3 / 8 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 installed correctly . Washer , flat ( steel ) , 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 1 / 16 " . . . . 4 4 5 Nut , Square , 3 / 8 - 16 x 5 / 8 x 1 / 4 " . . . . . . . . . . 4 Rip - scaleindicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 Twin nut ( for attaching rip scaleindicator ) . . 2 Machinescrew , hex - hd . , 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 " . . . . 1 Washer , steel ( flat ) , 11 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 1 / 16 " . . . . 1 Lockwasher , medium5 / 16 " ' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Nut , bex . , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 x 17 / 64 " . . . . . . . . . 1 8 Machinescrew , pan . - hd . , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 " . . . . . . . 7 Washer . steel ( flat ) , 17 / 64 x 5 / 8 x 1 / 32 " . . . . 7 Lockwasher , medium , 1 / 4 " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Nut , hex . , 1 / 4 - 20 x 7 / 16 x 3 / 16 " . . . . . . . . . . 6 Tableclamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Shaft wrench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Arbor wrench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Switch key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Nut , " ' U ' " clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hook , cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! Figure 2 Machinescrew , pan . - hd . , 6 - 32 x 7 / 16 " . . . . . . 4
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assembly and adjustments BLOCK Figure 4 LEFT - HAND TABLE SUPPORT SCREW 3 / 8 - 16 x I IN . ) CARRIAGE STOP SCREW 14EX - L WRENCH _ . ) 0 / 4 rNCH ) LOCKWASHER FLAT WASHER ( 13 / 32 IN . ) ( 3 / 8 In . ) Figure 5 Figure 6 I [ TABLE SUPPORf 2 . . Mounting Your Saw d . Grasp the carriage with both hands ( figure 4 ) and carefully start the carriage bearings onto the tracks Mount on a CrafLsman power tool base , leg set , or flat on the radial arm , Be sure to hold the assembly bench , in such a position that the elevation crank will parallel to the arm as it is carefully slipped into be free to rotate . position until all four bearings are on the tracks in order to prevent excessive strain on the bearings WARNING : DO NOT CONNECT THE POWER and tracks . CORD TO A SOURCE OF POWER , THIS e , Install and tighten the cariage stop screw and CORD MUST REMAIN UNPLUGGED Iockwasher . ( See figure 5 . ) WHENEVER YOU ARE WORKING ON THE f . Move the carriage back and forth along the radial SAW . arm . It should roll smoothly throughout the entire travel range . 3 , Installing Motor and Carriage Assembly on Radial Arm Installing Table Supports Install the elevation crank ( figure 3 } on end of a . Install right - and left - hand table supports ( figure 6 ) elevation shaft and tighten the set screw on flat with two 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - inch , hex - head screws , 13 / 32 portion of shaft with a 1 / 8 - inch hex - L wrench . flat washers , 3 / 8 - inch Iockwashers and 3 / 8 - 16 square nuts in each table support . Refer to inset in Rotate the elevation crank clockwise several turns figure 6 for correct location of nuts and washers . to free the shipping block ( fibre pad ) , located Tighten these screws just enough to permit the between the carriage and radial arm . ( See figure 3 . ) table supports to slip when tapped with a mallet - Remove and discard the shipping block . to facilitate later adjustments . Tap each table Refer to figure 5 and , with a 1 / 4 - inch hex L support until the screw mounting slots are wrench , remove the carriage stop screw and positioned with screws approximately equal Iockwasher . distant from ends of slots . 6
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NO . 2 CARRIAGE SUPPORT LOCK KNOB LATCH PiN HAPJ BEVEL LOCK NUT I bASE Figure 7 Figure 8 MrTER SCALE INDICATOR CORD SCREW ( No . 6 32 × 7 / i6 IN . PAN HD . ) CLIP A R H CARRIAGE ' _ ' dOVER I _ 1 RIPSCAL _ \ @ _ " _ IN DIC AT OR Figure I0 Figure 9 Install the No . 2 table support ( figure 7 ) by f . Lift the latch pin handle and rotate motor and " hooking " the forward end over the upper flange carriage assembly back to a horizontal position . of front base rail and attaching the rear of support Tighten the bevel lock knob . ( at point " ' A ' , figure 7 ) with one 5 / 16 - 18 x Installing Remaining " Loose Parts " : ( See figure 9 ) 3 / 4 - inch , hex - head screw , 11 / 32 - inch flat washer , 5 / 16 - inch Iockwasher and hex nut . The nut should a . Install swivel latch pin handle ( knob ) . be facing toward the right , as shown . Tighten the b . Screw the cord hook into threaded bole and hook screw as described in preceding step a . the power cord into it . Slide the U - clip nut on forward end of No . 2 table c . Attach the power cord to radial arm by loosening support , as shown in inset of figure 7 . ( The formed the cord clip attaching screw , placing cord under portion of the U - clip must be underneath the table the clip and tightening the attaching screw . support . ) Align the hole in the U - clip nut with hole in No . 2 table support , d . Remove the right - hand carriage cover and carriage lock knob . 5 . Removing Shipping Spacers e . Attach one of the two rip - scale indicators to the a . Tighten the carriage lock knob . ( See figure 8 . ) carriage cover ( figure 10 ) with one twin nut and b . Loosen the bevel lock knob . two No . 6 - 32 x 7 / 16 - inch , pan - head screws . Tighten the screws lightly as the rip scale c . Lift the latch pin handle . indicators will be adjusted later . d . Tilt the motor to the left , as shown in figure 8 . f . Re - install the carriage cover and carriage lock The latch pin will drop into a notch when the knob . motor and carriage assembly are rotated to the 45 ° position . g . Remove the left - hand carriage cover , attach the e . Remove and discard two 5 / 16 - inch , hex - head rip - scale indicator as described in preceding instructions and re - install the cover . screws and shipping spacers , ( See figure 8 . )
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assembly and adiustments Figure 1 1 Figure 13 ALIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS Alignment instructions that follow are presented in the most logical order to insure accurate performance of your saw . WARNING : MAKE SURE THE POWER CORD IS NOT PLUGGED INTO AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET WHEN WORKING ON THE SAW . Removing Guard and Saw Blade a . Loosen the guard clamp knob several turns and K _ OB Figure 14 rotate the guard to an upside - down position . ( See figure 11 . ) Loosen the knob still further , until indicator groove or the clamp bar is exposed , to allow the guard to drop down far enough to expose the shaft nut . b . Place the arbor wrench on the shaft nut and the shaft wrench on the hex portion of motor shaft just inside the saw blade . ( See figure 12 . ) c . Hold the shaft wrench and rotate the arbor wrench SAW dowr _ ward to loosen the shaft nut . The motor BASE shaft has left - hand threads . ( See figure 12 . ) d . Remove the shaft nut and outer collar , e . Grasp the saw blade , slide it off the shaft and out of the guard . { See figure 13 . ) Remove the inner _ L collar and guard . Place the guard and blade out of Figure 15 work area . Adjusting Table Supports Parallel To Radial Arm a . Loosen the bevel lock knob and lift up on the latch pin handle . ( See figure 14 . ) b . Swivel the motor counterclockwise until the saw Figure 16 end of shaft is pointing straight down and the latch pin handle " snaps " into a detent . ( See figure 15 . ) Tighten the bevel lock knob . If the motor shaft strikes some part of the saw base raise the radial arm enough to clear it by rotating the elevation crank . c . Loosen the arm latch knob by rotating it counterclockwise until it stops . ( See figure 16 . ) This wilt free the radial arm , permitting it to be
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Figure 18 ( LEFT I 2 Figure 21 ABLE SUPPORT MOUNT [ NG 5C until end of shaft is directly over the rear position moved from right to left , by hand , Also , make sure of table support No . 2 . ( See figure 18 . ) With the the carriage lock knob ( figure 16 ) is loose enough attaching screw hand tight , tap the rear of No . 2 to permit the carriage to move freely back and forth on the arm . table support upward or downward until the end of motor shaft just touches the arbor wrench , held Note : In accordance with the UL standard , stops between the end of motor shaft and top of have been provided to prevent 360 ° rotation of support as in the preceding step . the radial arm , h . Recheck the front position ( figure 17 ) , since a d . The forward end of the No . 2 ( center ) table change at the rear could slightly affect the front support is anchored to the saw base with a slot setting . Check back and forth until both front and and , consequently is not adjustable . For this rear positions are exactly the same height . Tighten reason , this location is the starting point for the attaching screw and nut ( figure 19 ) . adjusting all of the table supports . ( See figure 17 . ) i . Position arm and carriage against stop ( approx - e . Move the carriage and swing the radial arm until imately 50 ° miter ) directly over the center of left the end of motor shaft is positioned directly over hand table support . Adjust the left hand support in the U - clip , located on the outer end of table the same manner as the No . 2 support { See support No . 2 . Place the arbor wrench near the Figure 20 . ) U - clip , then , with the elevation crank , lower the j . Move the motor to the forward end of the carriage until the end of the shaft just touches the left - hand table support , over the front mounting arbor wrench . ( See figure 17 . ) screw ( figure 21 ) , and adjust the forward position f . Carefully adjust the motor up or down with the up or down as required . elevation crank until the arbor wrench ( being used k . Recheck both rear and forward positions ( figures as a " Feeler " ) slides back and forth with only 20 and 21 ) until the arbor wrench slides with the slight resistance . ( See figure 17 . ) same resistance at each position . Several trials may NOTE : Do not change the elevation setting of the be required to produce an accurate setting . motor until all table supports have been adjusted . I . Tighten two left - hand table support mounting screws . g . Remove the arbor wrench and position the motor
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assembly and adjustments ARM LAICH HANDLE ( K NOB ) _ , _ FLAT , _ / ASH ER ( 1 / 4 IN . ) TABLE SLJPPORI LATCH " 4 HANDLE ( 1 / 4 iN . ) WASHE R . ? ' _ NUT l I / 4 - 2O ) BEVEL LOCK KNOB Figure 23 Figure 24 Figure 22 IFI [ S HOLE NOT USED IN TABLE _ NSTALLAItON ' € , ' RE NC h Figure 27 Figure 25 nuts on all screws except the one that threads into m . Move the radial arm over to the right - hand table the U - clip nut . support and adjust it in the same manner , as described for the left - hand support . d . Run all nuts up onto the screws firmly but not n . Loosen the bevel lock knob , lift the latch pin tight at this time . Tighten the screw into the U - clip handle , and rotate the motor to a horizontal lightly . position . ( See figure 22 . ) Tighten the bevel lock In order to facilitate a later adjustment , check for knob . ability to shift the front table on the supports by o . Move the radial arm to 0 ° position and lock it by tapping it along edges with a mallet . ( See figure tightening the arm latch handle . Tighten the 24 . ) If it will not slip , loosen the screws just carriage lock knob . enough to permit it to move slightly when struck Installing Front Table with the mallet , yet requiring a firm " tap " to move it . a . Place the large front table board on the table supports , locating it so that eounterbored holes in 4 . Squaring The Crosscut Travel the table match corresponding holes in the table a . Loosen the cariage lock knob , move the motor to supports . ( See figure 23 . ) approximately center of table and tighten the carriage lock knob . ( See figure 25 . ) b . Place a 1 / 4 - inch flat washer on each of the seven 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - inch , pan - head screws and insert a b . Install and tighten the saw blade as follows : screw ( and washer ) through each of the seven NOTE : Make sure the larger ( flange ) face of eounterboared holes in the front table ( See figure each collar is next tb saw blade . 25 ) and through holes in table supports . One ( 1 ) Place the inner collar on motor shaft ( figure screw , near the center of the table is threaded into 26 ) with flange next to saw blade ( facing the U - clip nut mounted on the forward end of the outward ) . No , 2 support . ( 2 ) Install the saw blade , outer collar and shaft c . Install six 1 / 4 - inch lock washers and 1 / 4 - 20 hex nut . Tighten the nut as shown in figure 27 . 10
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2 _ RM [ & ECH klAN tt _ LATCH HANDLE BEvEl lOCK _ rdO _ Figure 28 Figure 30 MJTER SCA [ E ZHNG SCREWS Figure 32 Figure 3 ! Figure 33 C . Rotate the arm latch handle ( knob ) 1 / 4 turn the square at all positions . If saw tooth " A " does counterclockwise . ( See figure 28 . ) Make sure the not touch the square at all points , make the yoke clamp handle and bevel lock knob are tight . following adjustments : d . Pull the arm latch lever outward and move radial ( 1 ) If the saw tooth ( " A " , figure 30 ) moves into arm approximately 10 ° to the right . Release the the square when moving the blade from the arm latch lever and move radial arm slowly toward rear to the front of table , tap the left - hand the left until it " indexes " . Do not bump or jar the front edge of table ( figure 31 ) with the mallet . arm . Tap the arm latch lever solidly with palm of ( 2 ) If saw tooth ( " A " , figure 30 ) moves away the hand ( figure 29 ) in order to seat the arm lock from the square when moving the blade from pin firmly in the arm latch . the rear toward the front of table , tap the e . Tighten the arm latch handle ( figure 28 ) . ( Refer to right - hand front edge of table with the mallet . paragraph entitled " Precision Indexing " for detailed instructions on indexing the radial arm . ) ( 3 ) Recheck . . . and , if correct , tighten all table holddown screws securely . ( See figure 32 . ) f . Lower the blade until it just clears the table . Loosen the two miter scale attaching screws g . Place a framing square on the table with the short ( figure 33 ) and rotate the miter scale until the 0 ° leg against rear edge of table as shown in figure 30 mark is aligned with the indicator . Tighten screws and the long leg of the square just contacting a and re - check . tooth of the saw blade . ( Position " A " , figure 30 . ) Mark this tooth with a soft pencil . NOTE : Adjustment of the crosscut travel When the carriage is moved back and forth on the will automatically correct the 45 ° index radial arm , the saw tooth " A " should just touch positions of the radial arm . 11
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assembly and adjustments EV ¢ Iv _ E [ L _ TDH PIN K _ OB YOKE CLAMP HANDLE CARRIAGE LOCK KNOB TABLE SPACER " rOKE Figure 35 Figure 36 o o rE _ < C , \ RRbXGE LOCK KNOB I REAR FENCE _ O NEARESJ " BLADE TOOTH _ MEAS : JRE FROM m / X - . . . " i , . ' FRONT " ; ABLE 0 © PENCE REAR fABLE TABLE SPACER BOARD Figure 37 Figure 38 Figure 39 5 . Installing Remaining Table Boards With the fence in its normal position ( next to the front table ) , loosen the yoke clamp handle ( figure a . Install the fence , rear table , table spacer and three 36 ) , lift up on the swivel latch pin knob and rotate table clamps . ( See figure 34 . ) the yoke as shown to index the yoke 90 ° from the b . Tighten the three table clamps firmly . cross - cut position . This will locate the saw blade NOTE : The life of the saw table can be between the motor and the fence . Lock the yoke by tightening the yoke clamp handle . ( See figure 36 . ) greatly lengthened if a 1 / 4 - inch piece of plywood is tacked to the table top after Loosen the carriage lock knob ( figure 36 ) and leveling . Then all cutting can be done in the move the motor until the edge of the blade , when added piece of plywood instead of the spun by hand , just touches the front face of the table . It also eliminates the need for fence . ( See figure 37 . ) The rip - scale indicator ( on changing elevation settings when making the right hand side of radial arm ) should now read right - or left - hand miter cuts . " 0 " - inches on lower portion of the " In - Rip " scale . ( See figure 38 . ) If not , loosen screws and shift the 6 . Setting Bevel Index Scale indicator until it is aligned with the " ' 0 " mark , a . The bevel indicator ( figure 35 ) should read 0 ° on then tighten the screws . the bevel index scale . NOTE : With the saw blade and fence in the b . If not , loosen the indicator attaching screw , adjust position shown in figure 37 , the lower the indicator to 0 ° and tighten the attaching portion of the " In - Rip " scale is used . If the screw . fence is re - located at the extreme rear Adjusting Rip Scale Indicators position , the upper portion of the " In - Rip " scale would be used . NOTE : The rip scales and pointers are intended to be used for quick settings . For The " Out - Rip " scale indicator on the left - hand greater accuracy , take direct measurement side of radial arm is adjusted in essentially the between blade and fence . same manner as the " In - Rip " indicator , except the 12
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fence should be at extreme rear and the blade to [ he sawblade ( perpendicular to the plane of the sawblade ) : positioned as shown in figure 39 . With 12 inches measured between the fence ( when in full rear ( a ) When not in the cut ( Guards in full down position position ) and face of saw blade , the rip - scale ( Touching the table ) and carriage in ful ! rear indicator should be positioned to read 12 inches position behind fence ) : on the upper portion of the " Out - Rip " scale . ( b ) When performing 90 ° crosscut operations NOTE : With the saw blade and fence in the ( sawblade 90 ° to table surface ) . position shown in figure 39 , the upper The lower retractable guard will not provide protection to portion of the " Out - Rip " scale is used . If the the operator , either crosscutting or ripping : fence is moved to normal position ( at the rear of front table ) the lower portion of the ( a ) Axially when in the cut , because the inner and " Out - Rip " scale is used . outer blade guards ride on top of the fence or workpiece during the cutting operation ; d . Loosen the yoke clamp handle , lift up on the swivel latch pin knob and return the blade to the ( b ) Radially ( in a direction in line with the cutting 90 ° position . teeth , or perpendicular to the plane of the sawblade ) . 8 . Installing the Guard a . Remove the saw blade as follows : ( 1 ) Move the carriage slightly rearward of mid - position on radial arm and tighten the carriage lock knob . ( 2 ) Elevate the saw blade 30 turns of the elevation crank . ( 3 ) Position wrenches as shown in figure 40 . ( 4 ) Remove shaft nut , outer collar , saw blade and inner collar . b . Hold the guard in upside - down position and slide it into position on the motor shaft , allowing it to hang by the slot in the inner ( clear plastic ) assembly . ( See figure 41 . ) c . Slide the inner collar on the motor shaft ( with the flat side facing outward ) , then place the saw blade on the shaft . Make sure the teeth are pointed for proper saw rotation . d . Place the . outer collar on the shaft with the flat side facing the saw blade . Start the shaft nut ( left - hand threads ) on the shaft and tighten the shaft nut securely . ( See figure 42 . ) e . Rotate the guard until the knob is in front and tighten the knob to secure the guard in position . This lower retractable guard is designed to provide Figure 41 additional protection to the operator in an axia ! direction electrical connections POWER SUPPLY AND MOTOR DATA MOTOR SPECl FICATIONS The AC motor used in this saw is a capacitor start , capacitor run , non - reversible type , with the following ¢ , R NC H - specifications : Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Amperes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.0 Hertz ( cyc . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Single RPM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3450 Rotation ( viewed from saw blade end ) . . . . . . . . . . Clockwise CAUTION : This saw is wired for operation on 240 volts only . Connect to a 15 * ampere branch circuit protected by a 15 - ampere time delay or circuit saver fuse or circuit Figure 42 breaker , 13
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electrical connections WARNING : DO NOT PERMIT FINGERS This tool should be grounded while in use to protect _ he TO CONTACT THE TERMINALS OF operator from electrical shock . POWER OR MOTOR PLUGS WHEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING THE PLUG MOTOR SAFETY PROTECTION TO OR FROM A LIVE POWER SOURCE . ( SEE FIGURE 43 . ) The saw motor is equipped with a manual - reset thermal overload protector ( figure 45 ) . designed to open the power line circuit when the motor temperature exceeds a safe value . 1 . If the protector opens the line and stops the saw motor , press the saw switch to the " ' OFF " position immediately and allow the nqotor to cool . 2 . After cooling to a safe operating temperature , the over - load protector can be closed manually by pushing in the red button on the motor capacitor cover . If the GROUNDEL ; red button will not snap into place immediately , the OU [ LE T B © X motor is still too hot and must be allowed to cool for a / while longer . ( An audible click will indicate protector is closed . ) 3 . As soon as the red button will snap into running Figure 43 position , the saw may be started and operated normally by pulling out the saw switch to the " ON " position . 4 . Frequent opening of fuses or circuit breakers may NO ADAPTER IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS TYPE PLUG . result if motor is overloaded , or if the motor circuit is fused with other than those recommended . Do not use a fuse of greater capacity without consulting the power CAP - FLAG TERMINAL company . 5 . Although the motor is designed for operation on the _ OWER BLACK BLACK voltage and frequency specified on motor nameplate , normal loads will be handled safely on voltages not more than 10 % above or below the nameplate voltage . Heavy loads , however , require that voltage at motor terminals equals the voltage specified on nameplate . CORDI Z _ _ 6 . Most motor troubles may be traced to loose or w WHITE WHITE incorrect connections , overloading , reduced input 0 CORD voltage ( such as small size wires in the supply circuit ) " : - SWITCH or when the supply circuit is extremely long . Always GROUND check connections , load and supply circuit when the SCREW motor fails to perform satisfactorily . Check wire sizes and lengths with the table in the next paragraph . Figure 44 7 . Replace or repair damaged or worn cord immediately . WIRE SIZES The following table lists recommended wire sizes for connecting the motor to the power source . Use only 3 - wire extension cords which have 3 - prong grounding type plugs and 3 - pole receptacles which accept the tool's plug . Wire Size Required Length of the ( American Wire Gauge Number ) Conductor 240 Volt Lines 50 feet or less No . 14 100 feet or less No . 12 100 feet to 150 feet No . 10 150feet to 200feet No . 8 200 feet to 400 feet No . 6 NOTE : For circuits of greater length , the wire size must be increased proportionately in order to deliver ample voltage to the saw motor . Figure 45 14
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operating controls 1 2 3 4 5 \ / DEPIH OF CUT O , _ NGLE OF CUr _ ARRIAS [ L ( ) 1 : _ 1 1 . Bevel Index Scale 1 Arm Latch Lever 12 . Bevel Lock Knob 2 . Swivel Lalch Pin Knob 3 , Rip Scale Indicator 13 . Anti - Kickback and Spreader BLADE ANI ; LE 4 Radia _ Arm Indicator Assemblyex 14 . Bevel Ind Handle 5 . Radial Arm Scale 15 . Latch Pin Handle 6 . Carriage Lock Knob 16 . On - Off Switch 7 . Yoke Clamp Handle 17 . Arm Latch Handle 8 . Switch Key 9 . Elevation Crank 18 . Guard Clamp Assembly t0 , Bevel Index Indicator 19 . Accessory Shaft POWER WITCH Figure 47 Figure 46 w it stops , to prevent damaging the arm lock LOCATION AND FUNCTION pin . Damage of this nature would prevent OF CONTROLS proper indexing of the radial arm at 0 ° and 45 ° positions ( left or right ) . A series of six diagrams are located on the top surface of the radial arm in order to designate the controls that must Two controls are involved in releasing , securing be used in basic " set - ups " and operating procedures . ( See and indexing the angle of the radial arm . These figures 46 and 47 . ) The operator should become familiar are : arm latch handle , ( 17 , figure 46 ) and arm with these diagrams and operation instructions that follow latch lever ( 1 , figure 46 ) . before operating the saw . The arm is unlocked from any position by a slight 1 . " Depth of Cut " counterclockwise rotation of the arm latch handle a . The diagram shows the elevation crank ( 9 , figure ( 17 , figure 46 ) and is locked in any desired angular 46 ) which is used to raise and lower the saw blade . position by rotating the arm latch handle clockwise until tight . The radial arm has positive Clockwise rotation raises the blade . . . stops at 0 ° and 45 ° left and right , and is released counterclockwise rotation lowers it . One complete from these index positions by unlocking the arm turn of the handle will raise or lower the saw blade latch handle ( 17 , figure 46 ) 1 / 4 - turn and pulling 1 / 8 - inch . out the arm latch lever ( 1 figure 46 ) . 2 . " Angle of Cut " C . For most positive and accurate settings at the CAUTION : When moving the radial arm in index positions , the following is recommended : any direction beyond 45 ° ( left or right ) , always pull out the arm latch lever ( 1 , figure ( I ) If the radial arm is already indexed , rotate the 46 ) , or loosen the lever by rotating the arm arm latch handle ( 17 , figure 46 ) I / 4 turn latch handle ( knob ) counterclockwise until countercloskwise from the locked position , 15
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operating controls W'NG ZAB A TAB C SCREV _ TAB S LOWER OUTER LOWER NNER GUARD GUARD OUTSIDE iNS1lie VIEW VIEW ARtd _ LATCH HANDLL Figure 48 Figure 49 i pull out the arm latch lever ( 1 ) and move the blade angle are : bevel lock knob ( 12 , figure 46 ) radial arm off the index position . Release the and latch pin handle ( 15 , figure 46 . ) arm latch lever ( I ) . b . The bevel index scale ( 11 , figure 46 ) indicates the angular position of the motor with respect to ( 2 ) Move the radial arm into the desired index horizontal from 0 ° to 90 ° in either vertical position ( do not bump or jar it ) and push on position . the arm latch lever ( 1 , figure 46 ) solidly with the palm of the hand . ( See figure 48 ) . This is The latch pin handle ( 15 , figure 46 ) automatically very important as it insures proper seating of indexes the motor at 0 ° , 45 ° and 90 ° up and the arm lock pin in the arm latch , thus always down . Lift the latch pin handle to release it . At returning the arm to the correct position . any other position , the latch pin handle does not engage . ( 3 ) Lock the radial arm by rotating the arm latch handle ( 17 , figure 46 ) clockwise until tight . d . The bevel lock knob ( 12 , figure 46 ) locks the motor to the yoke when the motor is in any 3 . " Yoke Pivot " position . Rotate it clockwise to lock ; counterclockwise to unlock . a . Two controls are used in this operation . They are : swivel latch pin knob ( 2 , figure 46 ) and yoke The lift - tabs ( A and B , figure 49 ) on the guard clamp handle ( 7 , figure 46 ) . assembly are provided for use under certain conditions . In order to prevent the inner or outer b . The swivel latch pin automatically indexes the lower guards from binding ( with power off } , lift yoke at each 90 ° position . Lift the spring - loaded lower guards with tabs ( A or B , figure 49 ) while knob to release it . lowering the saw blade to the table in a bevel position . C . The yoke clamp handle ( 7 , figure 46 ) locks the yoke to the carriage in any position . Pull the 8 . ON - OFF Switch and Key handle forward to release the yoke ; push the The On - Off switch has a locking feature . THIS handle rearward to secure the yoke . SHOULD PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED AND POSSIBLY HAZARDOUS USE BY CHILDREN AND 4 . " Carriage Lock " OTHERS . a . The carriage lock knob ( 6 , figure 46 ) is rotated To turn the switch on , the operator inserts the key and clockwise to secure the carriage on the radial arm , hooks the forefinger of the right hand under the end of and counterclockwise to release it . switch lever and pulls forward . The switch is turned off by simply pressing in on the switch lever . When b . When performing a square crosscut or angle cut , removing the key , always hold the thumb or finger the carriage lock knob must be rotated against end of switch lever to prevent the switch from counterclockwise until the carriage is free to travel being turned on as the key is removed . along the arm . This knob should be tightened except when the operator is ready to grasp the i bevel index handle ( 14 , figure 46 ) and make a cut . I 5 _ " Blade Angle " a . The two controls used in angular positioning and t ! , indexing of the motor to provide the desired saw 16
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SPREADER ANTI - KICKBAC K PAWL i DIRECTION _ DIRBCTION OF FEED OF KICKBACK 22 - - ANTI - KICKBACK POSITION MINIMUM ( Make sure by trial before starting the C - U ARD CLEARANCE cut that the Anti - Kickback Pawls will stop a Kick - back once it has started ) Figure 51 Figure 52 ADJUSTING GUARD , ANTI - KICKBACK AND SPREADER ASSEMBLY , FOR RIPPING e . Place the workpiece to be ripped in the position shown in figure 51 . WARNING : Never position the guard or anti - kickback assembly with power ON ; nor f . Loosen the guard clamp knob ( figure 50 ) and position anti - kickback pawls by grasping rotate the guard so that it just clears the workpiece pawls or spreader . ( figure 51 ) . Tighten the guard clamp knob . 1 . Check and Adjust the Spreader as follows : g . Loosen the wing screw ( figure 49 ) and with tab " C " a . Loosen the wing screw and with tab ( C , figure 49 ) position the anti - kickback and spreader assembly position the anti - kickback and spreader assembly until the pawls assume the approximate position to near the bottom of the blade . Tighten the wing shown ( See figure 52 ) . Tighten the wing screw . screw . h . Before making the cut , check the effectiveness of b . Sight ( visually ) to check for proper alignment of the anti - kickback pawls by sliding the workpiece spreader with saw blade , as shown in figure 50 . under the pawls in the direction of feed and then If the spreader is not aligned , adjust it as follows : attempting to slide it in the reverse direction - the ( 1 ) Loosen two hex nuts , one on each side of direction of kickback . If the pawls do not catch , readjust with wing screw and tab " ' C " ( figure 49 ) . spreader figure 50 ) . i . Periodically check and maintain sharp tips on the ( 2 ) Rotate hex nuts with fingers until the spreader is directly in line with saw blade . anti - kickback pawls . ( 3 ) Tighten both hex nuts firmly . Adjust the guard and anti - kickback assembly as PRECISION INDEXING follows : Experienced operators of precision equipment , such as this a . Position the saw blade the proper distance from Craftsman Radial Saw , normally acquire the habit of the fence to produce the desired width of the rip indexing the machine in one direction only , whenever a cut . Tighten the carriage lock knob . Also , make new setting is made in preparation for a different operation . sure the arm latch handle , yoke clamp handle and For example : when moving the radial arm to a new bevel lock knob are tight . position , it is advisable to move it slightly past the desired index position , then return it slowly and carefully to latch b . Plug in the power cord , pull out the on - off switch lever to start the motor . and lock it . Figure 48 shows the radial arm being securely indexed by " tapping " it with the palm of the hand . Swivel c . Carefully lower the saw blade with the elevation indexing and bevel indexing can be accomplished in a crank until the saw blade cuts into the table similar manner . This indexing technique tends to neutralize surface to a depth of approximately 1 ! 32 - inch . any stresses imposed upon saw components and contributes to the high degree of accuracy the saw is capable of d . Push in the on - off switch to stop the motor and allow the blade to come to a complete stop . producing when operated expertly . 17
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basic saw operations BASIC SAW OPERATIONS Yok _ r Craftsma _ 12inch Radial Saw is an extremely REQUIREMENTS FOR CROSSCUT versatile tool , capable of performing innumerable cuts with ( OPERATIONS 1 THROUGH 4 ) sufficient accuracy to satisfy both amateur and professional wood - working requirements , Basic saw operations are 1 . ArboP nut must be tight and saw blade guard installed summarized into six categories , explained and illustrated in in horizontal position . the following paragraphs . A manual entitled " The Radial 2 . Arm latch handle ( knob ) must be tight . Saw ' " is available at your nearest Sears Retail Store or 3 . Adjust the anti - kickback assembly so the pawls just Catalog Order House . This manual contains considerable clear the workpiece , or fence . data and project ideas applicable to the radial saw . 4 . Work must be held firmly against table end fence . For NOTE : Refer to paragraphs under workpieces thicker than the fence is high , it is " OPERATION " for illustrations and recommended that a higher fence be cut ( at least descriptions of controls . workpiece thickness ) and inserted for that operation being performed . Always place the fence in the most forward position ( farthest from the column support ) compatible with the workpiece being processed and the operation being performed . With the carriage fully retracted , the blade should not contact the workpiece when placed against the fence , within the stated capacities of your saw . 5 . Blade should be sharp and correctly set . 6 . Hands must be kept well away from saw blade . 7 . Yoke clamp handle must be in locked position . 8 . Bevel index knob must be tight . 9 . Blade should cut into the table or plywood cover not more than 1 / 32 inch . 10 . Pull the saw forward just far enough to sever the lumber , tt is dangerous if the blade has been pulled too far out beyond the piece being cut . When it is returned it can pick up the right hand piece and throw it over the fence ° 11 . For operations No . 3 and No . 4 , observe additional instructions under paragraph " Operating Controls " - " Blade Angle " . OPERATION No . 1 - CROSSCUT Crosscutting is the process of sawing the workpiece by pulling the saw blade through it and using the fence as a support for the edge of the workpiece . ( See figures 53 through 56 . ) Never crosscut free - hand . WARNING : BEFORE CROSSCUTTING , MAKE SURE THE ARM LATCH , BEVEL LOCK AND YOKE CLAMP ARE ALL SECURED . NEVER USE A LENGTH STOP OR A FIXED GUIDE ON THE FREE END OR EDGE OF A WORKPIECE . ( SEE INSTRUCTION 13 UNDER " SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS TO OPERATOR " . ) DO NOT CROSSCUT WORKPIECES THAT PLACE YOUR HANDS CLOSE TO THE PATH OF THE SAW BLADE . WHEN MORE EXPERIENCE IS GAINED BY USING THE SAW , IT WILL BE NOTICED , THAT WHEN PULLING THE SAW TOWARD YOU DURING CROSSCUTTING , THE BLADE TENDS TO FEED ITSELF THROUGH THE WORK DUE TO THE ROTATION OF THE BLADE AND THE DIRECTION OF THE FEED . THEREFORE , THE OPERATOR SHOULD DEVELOP THE HABIT OF HOLDING HIS RIGHT ARM BEVEL LOCK STRAIGHT FROM THE SHOULDER TO THE WRIST . OPERATION No . 2 - MITER CROSSCUT Miter crosscutting is the process of sawing a board at any angle other than a 90 ° ( square ) cut . ( See figure 54 . ) The 45 ° miter angle is a popular one , since two boards cut to 45 ° can be assembled to form a 90 ° corner for producing a Figure 55 square or rectangular frame . The radial arm is set to the 18
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Provide a straight edge , even if this means temporary desired angle of cut ; yoke and bevel settings indexed at 0 ° nailing of an auxiliary straight - edged board to the ( and locked ) as in square crosscutting . The board being cut is hetd firmly against the fence and the carriage pulled work . If the workpiece is warped , turn the hollow side down . forward along the radial arm to perform the desired cut . As 3 . Always use the saw guard and make sure the spreader is in " Operation No . 1 " , the carriage should be r - eturned to full rear position and the saw blade allowed to come to a correctly aligned with the saw kerf . Wood cut with the comolete stoo before removinQ the boards from saw t _ ble . grain tends to spring the kerf closed and bind the blade and a kickback could occur . OPERATION No . 3 - BEVEL CROSSCUT 4 . Stand a little to one side of center to avoid being Bevel crosscutting is the process of sawing at g0 ° ( square ) sprayed with sawdust and to be clear of work in case of kickback . across the board with the saw blade set at an angle other 5 . When ripping short or narrow work , always use a push than g0 ° to the saw table . ( See figure 55 . ) The radial arm and yoke are indexed at 0 ° and locked , but the bevel is set stick applied to the section of the workpiece between the blade and fence . . . push the work past the blade to the desired angle of cut . The board is held firmly against so it is clear of the blade . This procedure will minimize the fence and the carriage pulled forward along the radial the possibility of kickbacks . arm to produce the cut . The carriage should be returned to In - Ripping ( See figure 57 . ) Time radial arm and bevel are full rearward position and the saw blade allowed co come to indexed at 0 ° and locked , but the yoke is twned 90 - degrees a complete stop before removing the boards from saw table . in a clockwise direction ( viewed from above ) from the OPERATION No . 4 - COMPOUND crosscut position . Thus , when standing in front of the saw , CROSSCUT the blade would be rotating counterclockwise . After Compound crosscutting is the combination of miter and positioning the guard and anti - kickback mechanism the bevel crosscuts . ( See figure 56 . ) The radial arm arrd bevel workpiece is fed from the right - hand side of the saw , as are set to produce the desired cut ; the yoke is indexed at O ° shown in figure 57 . The " in Rip " scale is on the right - hand and locked . The board is held firmly against the fence and side of radial arm . the carriage pulled forward along the radial arm to produce the cut . Again , the carriage should be returned to full rearward position and the saw blade allowed to come to a complete stop before removing boards from saw table . REQUIREMENTS WHEN RIPPING ( OPERATIONS 5 AND 6 ) 1 . Carriage lock knob must be tight . 2 . Radial arm must be locked in 0 ° position . 3 . Work must be held firmly against table and fence while feeding through . 4 . Guard and anti - kickback mechanism must be properly set . Observe instructions in paragraph , " Adjusting Guard , and Anti - Kickback and Spreader Assembly , for Ripping . " 5 . Blade should be sharp and correclty set . 6 . Hands must be kept well away from saw blade . When ripping narrow or short stock , always use a push - board . 7 . Saw blade must be parallel to fence , to minimize possibility of kickbacks . OPERATION No . 5 - - OUT - RIPPING AND IN - RIPPING 1 . Ripping is the process of sawing the workpiece by feeding ; t into the saw blade when using the fence as a guide and as a positioning device to obtain the desired width of cut . ( See figures 57 through 5g . ) WARNING : NEVER RIP FREE - HAND . OKE CLAMP BEFORE RIPPING , MAKE SURE THE Am _ L , _ rCH HANDLE HANDL G U A R D , SPREADER AND _ ' , K _ Jo _ ) ANTI - KICKBACK PAWLS ARE SET UP PROPERLY . ALSO , MAKE SURE THE SAW BLADE IS PARALLEL WITH THE FENCE . NEVER RIP WORKPIECES BE / ELLOCK SHORTER THAN THE SAW BLADE _ r , _ o _ DIAMETER . 2 . Since the work is pushed along the fence , it must have a reasonably straight edge in order to make sliding _ - _ Figure 57 contact with the fence . Also , the work must make solid contact with the table , so that it will not wobble . 19
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basic saw operations SWIVEL LATCH PIN KNOB ARM LATCH HANDLE Out - Ripping ( See figure 58 . ) The radial arm and bevel are indexed at 0 ° and locked , but the yoke is turned 90 - degrees in a counterclockwise direction ( viewed from above ) , from the crosscut position . When standing in front of the saw , blade would be rotating clockwise . After positioning the guard and anti - kickback mechanism the workpiece is fed from the left - hand side of the saw , as shown in figure 58 . The " Out - Rip " scale is on the left - hand side of radial arm . Figure 58 OPERATION No . 6 - BEVEL RIPPING Bevel ripping is either in - ripping or out - ripping as described above , except the saw blade is tilted out of perpendicular to the saw table surface . Figure 59 shows a typical bevel out - ripping operation . The radial arm is indexed at 0 ° and locked , the bevel is set to the desired bevel angle and the yoke is positioned for in - ripping ( saw blade at rear ) or out - ripping ( saw blade at front ) , as required . All requirements and observations applicable to normal ripping operations also apply to bevel ripping . DADOING For best results and to avoid excessive load on the motor , NEVER CUT A 13 / 16 " WIDE DADO , DEEPER THAN 3 / 4 " IN ONE PASS . Figure 59 20
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trouble shooting TROUBL ESHOOTING the right - hand set screw the column tube key will Even though the finest materials and precision be forced tighter into the column tube keyway . workmanship have been incorporated into your Craftsman Conversely , loosening the right - hand set screw saw , it is reasonable to expect some wear after long periods and tightening the left - hand set screw , will of use . Adjustment facilities have been built into the saw to retract the column key out of the column tube compensate for this wear . Looseness due to wear , rough keyway . The set screw in outer end of column handling , or improper adjustments will usually be indicated tube key must be loosened while adjustment is by reduced accuracy or the inability of the saw to perform being made and tightened with medium firmness as intended . The usual operating " troubles " are listed in the after the adjustment has been completed . This following paragraphs with the necessary corrections screw applies pressure on the nylon friction plug described and illustrated . and provides smoother elevation movement of 1 . LOOSENESS OF COLUMN TUBE IN COLUMN column tube . This set screw should be tightened SUPPORT - - ELEVATION CRANK OPERATES to provide maximum smoothness of operation . ROUGHLY , OR CHATTERS WHEN ROTATED . Right and left positions are given with operator facing the saw - standing in front of saw table . When this condition exists , square crosscuts are likely to be difficult to make and repeated cuts inaccurate . b . Adjusting Column Tube Key Adjust the column tube key as follows : a . Checking for Looseness of Column Tube in ( 1 ) Loosen the set screw in center of column tube Column Support . key . ( See figure 61 . ) ( 1 ) Tighten arm latch handle . [ 2 ) Loosen the left - hand set screw 1 / 4 turn . ( 2 ) Grasp the arm latch handle with one hand and ( 3 ) Tighten right hand set screw until looseness hold fingers of other hand at parting line between column and column support is between column tube and column support . eliminated . Turn elevation crank to raise radial ( See figure 60 . ) arm , if saw elevates too hard , loosen right hand ( 3 ) Apply gentle side force to the radial arm in _ t screw slightly and again check elevation and opposing directions . Any looseness between column tube for looseness . When correct , column and column support ( indicated by tighten left hand set screw . arrow in figure 60 ) can be felt with fingers . ( 4 ) If looseness can be felt , perform the following ( 4 ) Tighten set screw in center of column tube key . operations : E } evate and lower arm and if chatter or rough elevation exists , tighten set screw until NOTE : Before attempting to adjust the column srnootbest operation is obtained . tube key , the function of this adjustment should be understood . Figure 61 shows a sectional view ( 5 ) Turn elevation crank to raise and lower radial through the column tube support ( looking arm . If too tight , loosen right hand set screw downward ) at the column tube key location . By slightly and check again for smooth operation . loosening the left - hand set screw and tightening When correct , tighten left hand set screw . { 6 ) Tighten the set screw in center of column tube key ( figure 61 ) until smoothest operation is obtained . BLADE DOES NOT MAKE SQUARE CUTS AND 2 . ACCURATE REPEAT CUTS CANNOT BE MADE . If this condition exists the trouble might be due to one , or a combination of , the following conditions . a . Looseness between column tube and column support . Adjust as described in preceding paragraph 1 , a and b . b ° Crosscut travel not properly adjusted . Refer to paragraph , " Adjusting Crosscut Travel . " If crosscut travel cannot be adjusted as described , refer to paragraph i , below . C . Table supports not properly adjusted . Correct adjustment of table supports can be checked with satisfactory accuracy without removing the table boards , by checking at the various positions on the top surface of the table , described in paragraph , " Adjusting Table Supports Parallel to Radial Arm " . d , Saw blade not square with table . Adjust as described in paragraph , " Squaring the Saw Blade to the Table " . 21
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trouble shooting e . Bearings Loose on Tracks . Adjust carriage bearings as described in subsequent instructions . f . Yoke Does Not Index Properly . Check for proper yoke indexing noting that the swivel latch pin fits into its detents properly . If swivel latch pin housing screws ( located under left - hand carriage cover ) are loose , re - adjust blade for " heel " as described in paragraph , " Blade Heels to the Right or Left " . g . Yoke Clamp Does Not Tighten the Yoke When In Full Rearward Position . Refer to paragraph , " Yoke Clamp Handle Adjustment " in subsequent instructions , h . Improper Indexing of Radial Arm for Miter Cuts . Figure 62 Refer to paragraph , " Precision Indexing " , in the " Operation " section . Adjusting the Arm Latch To Correct Crosscut Travel Mis - Adjustment . In some remote cases , due to rough handling , etc . , the crosscut travel cannot be squared by the usual method . ( Refer to " Squaring the Crosscut Travel " . ) if this condition is encountered , it will be necessary to adjust the arm latch as follows : ( 1 ) Remove two 1 / 4 - 28 x 1 - 3 / 4 - inch screws { figure 62 } to free the radial arm cap , and lift out the cap . ( 2 ) Rotate the arm latch handle ( figure 63 ) one - quarter turn counterclockwise but do not pull it out . ( 3 ) Loosen ( do not remove ) two 3 / 8 - 16 hex - head screws ( figure 62 ) located inside the column tube . ( 4 ) Mow . • radial arm slightly in the proper direction to make saw tooth ( " A " , figure 63 ) follow edge of square when the saw blade is moved in and out in a " cross - cut " manner . Figure 63 t ( 5 ) Re - tighten the hex - head screws inside radial arm then tighten the arm latch handle ( figure 63 . ) ( 6 ) Recheck travel of blade tooth ( " A " ) with the square ( figure 63 ) , to make sure that tightening the screws did not affect the adjustment . ( 7 ) After the crosscut has been accurately squared , install the radial arm cap with two 1 / 4 - 28 x 1 - 3 / 4 - inch screws and 1 / 4 - inch Iockwashers . ( The cap has elongated holes to permit final positioning , therefore , leave the screws loose enough to permit the cap to " shift " . ) ( 8 ) Position the cap to align the " ' O " mark with the radial arm indicator and tighten the two screws . Squaring the Saw Blade to the Table . ( 1 ) Place a framing square on the table with the F , : NCE short leg against the saw blade as shown in figure 64 . Do not allow the square to rest t Figure 64 against a " set - out " tooth of the saw blade . 22
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ATTACHNG CARRIAGE SCREWS COVER { LEFT - HAND ) lEVEL iNDEX SCALE SOCKE _ { _ , OR SEf SCREV , IFOUR TOIAL ) BEVEL LOCK KNOB Figure 65 Figure 67 ECCENTRIC ECCENTRIC SCREW SCREW YOKE CLAMP ASSEMBLY . BEARING Figure 68 Figure 69 Figure 70 ( 2 ) If the saw blade is square with the table top , necessary to perform several trial the square will contact the hollow - ground operations before the saw blade remains blade at the points shown by arrows in figure perfectly square with the table after 64 . If the square does not touch the saw blade tightening the four screws . as shown ( with square leg held firm against the table top ) , perform the following ( 3 ) After completing this adjustment , set the adjustments : bevel indicator to zero . ( a ) Loosen the bevel lock knob ( figure 65 ) Adjusting Carriage Bearings . several turns in order to provide room for To test for looseness between the carriage bearings inserting the hex - L wrench into heads of the socket - head screws . and tracks on radial arm , lock the yoke clamp handle ( figure 66 ) grasp the motor and carriage ( b ) Using a 1 / 4 - inch hex - L wrench , loosen assembly firmly with both hands and apply a firm just slightly the four socket - head screws rocking motion . If looseness exists , perform the ( figure 65 ) . following steps : ( c ) Tilt the motor until saw blade is square ( 1 ) Remove left - hand carriage cover ( figure 67 ) . with the table top as shown in figure 64 . ( 2 ) Loosen nuts ( figure 68 ) just enough to permit Then , while holding the square firmly the eccentric screws to turn . ( See figure 69 . ) against the saw blade and table top , apply moderate force against lower part of saw ( 3 ) Rotate the eccentric screws ( figure 68 ) a blade with the thumb until partial turn ( left or right ) as required to take approximately 1 / 32 - inch clearance exists up looseness . between the square and lower edge of saw ( 4 ) Hold the heads of eccentric screws ( figure 68 ) blade . This is to compensate for the in the position established in the preceding possible slight shifting of the motor while step and tighten nuts on underside of carriage . the socket - head screws are being Correct adjustment exists when there is no tightened . play between the carriage and radial arm , and ( d ) Tighten the socket - head screws ( figure yet the carriage moves freely . 65 ) and bevel lock knob . It may be ( 5 ) Install the left - hand carriage cover ( figure 67 ) . 23
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trouble shooting Figure 72 YOKE CLAMP ASSEMBLY Yoke Clamp Handle Adjustment . The normal locking position of the yoke clamp handle ( figure 70 ) is approximately midway between the two sides of the yoke . When sufficient wear has occured to permit the handle to move considerably to the rear , or strike the yoke before locking , the handle may be adjusted as follows : ( 1 ) Set the yoke clamp handle to " Normal Locking Position " ( figure 66 ) which is just slightly ahead of the mid - position of the handle . ( 2 ) Remove the carriage stop screw and Iockwasher ( figure 71 ) with a 1 / 4 - inch hex - L wrench . ( 3 ) Grasp the motor and cariage assembly and , holding it parallel to the radial arm until all bearing rollers are free of their tracks , move it carefully off the end of the arm . ( 4 ) Rest the motor and carriage assembly on saw table and remove the lock screw ( figure 72 ) , ( 5 ) Using a screwdriver , rotate the yoke clamp assembly ( figure 73 ) clockwise until the next hole will line up with the lock screw . ( See figure 72 . ) Usually rotating the yoke clamp assembly one hole will corect this adjustment . However , in some extreme cases it may be necessary fo rotate it two holes or more . ( 6 ) Install and tighten the lock screw , ( See figure 72 . ) ( 7 ) Hold the motor and carriage assembly parallel to radial arm and start the rear bearings onto the tracks . Continue to hold the assembly parallel to the tracks until the forward bearings are on the tracks . ( 8 ) Slide the cariage rearward on the radial arm and _ _ LEFT - HAND install the carriage stop screw and Iockwasher ( figure 71 ) . 3 . BLADE " ' HEELS " TO THE RIGHT OR LEFT . " Heeling " is a term used to describe a condition where the saw blade is not aligned with the direction in which it is forced to travel . Figure 74 is a diagram showing the saw blade " heeling " to the right . Results of " Heeling " , even to a minor degree , can be detected by the tooth marks left on the edge of the saw kerf ( cut edge ) of the board . When using a hollow ground blade , even a small degree of " heel " will cause the wood to smoke as a result of the frictional heat produced . The various effects of " heel " are as follows . 24
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a . Crosscutting ( 1 ) Heeling to the right will tend to slide the workpiece toward the right along the rip fence , as the cut is being made , and make a HEX HEAD square cut almost impossible . SCREWS - - ( 2 ) Heeling to the left will tend to slide the board to the left along the fence . b . Miter Cutting - Same as crosscutting , except to a lesser or greater degree , depending upon the angle . c . In - Ripping ( 1 ) Heeling to the right will force the workpiece against the rip fence . Figure 76 ( 2 ) Heeling to the left will force the workpiece away from the fence . d . Out - Ripping - The exact reverse of in - ripping . e . Checking and Adjusting to Eliminate " Heeling " . ( 1 ) Loosen the guard clamp knob and tilt the LEFT HAND SIDE guard upward at the front to expose the saw blade , as shown in figure 75 . ( 2 ) Place a square against the rip fence and the OIL _ OLE saw blade as shown in figure 75 . The long leg of the square must be held firmly against the rip fence and table top and the short leg must not touch any of the teeth on the saw blade . ( 3 ) tf the square does not touch the hollow - ground blade at points shown in figure 75 , a heel condition exists ( either to the left or right ) . To correct the condition , proceed as follows : ( a ) Remove the left - hand carriage cover ( figure 75 ) , LUBRICATION ib ) Loosen the yoke clamp handle . ! c ) Loosen ( slightly ) two hex - head screws Your saw is precision built and should be kept clean and ( figure 76 ) . properly lubricated . Before describing the various points _ d ) Rotate the yoke until the gap between which may periodically require lubrication , IT IS MORE saw blade and square is eliminated . IMPORTANT TO FIRST MENTION THE VARIOUS < e ) Lock the yoke with the yoke clamp POINTS WHICH SHOULD NOT BE LUBRICATED . handle and tighten the two hex - head screws ( figure 76 ) . NO LUBRICATION REQUIRED ( f ) Recheck for " heel " to make sure that Do not lubricate carriage ball bearings or motor bearings as tightening the screws did not affect the these are sealed ball bearings and require no added setting . lubrication . ( g ) Install left - hand carriage cover . Do not lubricate between radial arm cap and radial arm . 4 . WOOD SMOKES AND MOTOR SLOWS DOWN OR STOPS WHEN RIPPING . PERIODICALLY LUBRICATE THESE POINTS This condition can be caused by several conditions as follows : Use SAE No . 10W - 30 automotive engine oil and refer to a . Dull Blade or Warped Board . Parts List for locations . Apply a few drops of oil along the Sharpen or replace the saw blade . Avoid the swivel latch pin only if the pin has a tendency to stick . attempted use of severly warped material . Remove the left - hand cariage cover and use oil sparingly to b . Crosscut Not Properly Squared . prevent it from getting on the ball bearings or races . Adjust as described in paragraph , " Squaring the A light film of oil should be wiped on the face of the Crosscut Travel " . column tube and keyway to lubricate the fit between the c . Radial Arm Not Securely Locked in 0 ° Position . column tube , the key and column support . Loosen the arm latch handle and refer to Apply a few drops of oil to the bearing surfaces of the elevation crank shaft assembly . An oil hole is provided in paragraph , " Precision Indexing " . [ he elevation shaft bearing bracket to facilitate the d . Blade Heels to the Right . lubrication of the bearing support . ( See figure 77 . ) Refer to paragraph " Blade Heels to the Right or The thread on the elevation shaft assembly can be Left . " lubricated through the oil hole in the center of the radial BOARD BINDS , OR PULLS AWAY FROM FENCE , arm cap . WHEN RIPPING . Refer to " Adjusting Guard , Anti - kickback and CAUTION : Excessive oil at any location will Spreader Assembly , For Ripping " . attract airborne dust particles and sawdust . 25
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trouble shooting Make sure the teeth of the ANTIKtCKBACK pawls are always sharp . Replace if not sharp . TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART NOTE : Motors used on wood - working tools are particularly and should be blown out or " vacuumed ' " frequently to susceptible to the accumulation of sawdust and wood chips prevent interference with normal motor ventilation . TROUBLE PROBABLE CAUSE REMEDY Motor will not run . 1 . Protector open ; circuit 1 . Reset protector by pushing on red button , located broken . on top of motor junction box ( indicated by audible click ) . 2 . Low voltage . 2 . Check power line for proper voltage . Motor will not run and 1 , Short circuit in line cord or 1 . Inspect line cord and plug for damaged insulation fuses " ' B LOW . " and shorted wires . plug . 2 . Short circuit in motor terminal ! 2 . Inspect all terminals in motor terminal box for loose box , or loose connections . or shorted terminals or worn insulation on wires . 3 . Install correct fuses . 3 . Incorrect fuses in power line . 1 . Motor fails to develop 1 . Power line overloaded with Reduce the line load . full power . ( Power output lights , appliances and other of motor decreases rapidly motors . with decrease in voltage at 2 . Undersize wires or circuit too 2 . Increase wire sizes , or reduce length of wiring . motor terminals . For long . example : a reduction of 10 % in voltage causes a 3 . General overloading of power 3 . Request a voltage check from the power company . reduction of 19 % in company's facilities . ( In many maximum power output of sections of the country , deman _ which the motor is capable , for electrical power exceeds while a reduction of 20 % the capacity of existing gen - in voltage causes a reduc - erating and distribution tion of 36 % in maximum systems . ) power output . ) Motor starts slowly or 1 . Low Voltage - will not trip 1 . Correct low voltage condition . fails to come up to full relay . speed . 2 . Starting relay not operating . 2 . Replace the relay . Motor overheats . 1 . Motor overloaded . 1 . Correct overload condition . 2 . Improper cooling . ( Air circula - 2 . Clean out sawdust to provide normal air circulation tion restricted through motor through motor . due to sawdust , etc . ) Starting relay in motor 1 . Burned relay contacts ( due to 1 . Replace relay and check line voltage . will not operate . extended hold in periods caused by low line voltage , etc . ) 2 . Open relay coil . 2 . Replace relay . 3 . Loose or broken connections 3 . Check and repair wiring . in motor terminal box . 4 . Shorted capacitor . 4 . Test capacitors and replace if defective . CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE 26
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TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART ( Con't . ) TROUBLE PROBABLE CAUSE REMEDY Motor stalls ( resulting in 1 . Starting relay not operating . 1 . Replace relay . blown fuses or tripped 2 . Voltage too low to permit 2 , Correct the low line voltage condition . circuit breakers ) . motor to reach operating speed 3 , Fuses or circuit breakers do not 3 . Replace fuses or circuit breakers with proper capacity units . have sufficient capacity . 1 . Reduce motor load . Frequent opening of I 1 . Motor overloaded . fuses or circuit breakers , 2 . Fuses or circuit breakers do notl 2 . Replace fuses or circuit breakers . have sufficient capacity . 3 . Starting relay not operating 3 . Replace relay . ( motor does not reach normal speed . ) Brake fails to work . 1 . Brake assembly " hums " 1 . Replace the brake coil . excessively or " chatters . " 2 . Failure of brake coil 2 . a . Check for foreign particles between the brake shoe inside diameter and shoulder of brake disc , ( short circuit or " open " ) . b . Check for 0.020 - inch clearance between brake shoe and brake disk . ( Clearance is probably less than 0.020 - inch . ) 1 . Kickbacks when ripping , 1 . Not using spreader , Use spreader . 2 . 2 . Blade not parallel to Position the saw for ripping as described in applicable rip fence . paragraphs under " Basic Saw Operations " . 3 . Push wood all the way past saw blade . ( Refer to 3 . Failure to push wood all the way past saw blade . applicable paragraphs under " Basic Saw Operations " . ) 4 . 4 . Warped wood . Use caution . ( Refer to applicable paragraphs under " Basic Saw Operations " . ) 5 . 5 . Anti - kickback pawls Check for proper adjustment . Clean out any dust not working properly . accumulations and apply a drop of oil around the pin . Sharpen the teeth on pawls with a file . RECOMMENDED ACCESSSORI ES IN CANADA , SEE YOUR LOCAL SIMPSONS - SEARS STORE OR CATALOG FOR ACCESSORY SELECTION AND NUMBERS ITEM CAT . NO . ITEM CAT . NO . Key Chuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 2980 Dust Collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 29517 Molding Head Guard - - 8 - inch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 29523 Heavy Duty Dado - 8 - inch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 32473 Rotary Surface Planer Carbide Tip . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 29513 Molding Head Single Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 3215 Sanding Wheel - 8 - inch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 2274 Molding Head Three Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 3217 Sanding Wheel - - 10 - inch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 22723 Sanding Drum 3 - inch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 25246 Dust Collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 16998 Caster Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 22201 Taper Jig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 3233 Leg Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 22211 Satin Cut Dado - - 7 - inch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 3257 Power Tool Know How Handbook Satin Cut Dado - - B - inch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 3253 Radial Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 2917 Steel Legs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 22238 The above recommended accessories are current and were available at the time this manual was printed . 27
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12 CRAFTSMAN 12 - INCH RADIAL SAW , MODEL N0 . 113,23301 / i0 < 7 f I " ' l 13 14 " 0 15 16 eo I 37 21 36 22 L 35 34 # 33 % 25 24 Figure I
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PARTS LIST CRAFTSMAN 12 - INCH RADIAL SAW , MODEL No . 113.23301 All parts illustrated in Figures 1 through 6 and listed under part numbers may be ordered through any Sears retail store or Catalog order store . Order parts by mail from the Catalog order house which serves the territory in which you live . In several instances , part numbers are listed for COMPLETE ASSEMBLIES . All parts are shipped prepaid w _ thin the limits of the Continental United States , WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS , ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS SHOWN ON THIS LIST : 1 . THE PART NUMBER 3 . THE MODEL NUMBER 113.23301 2 . THE PART NAME 4 . THE NAME OF ITEM 12 - INCH RADIAL SAW Always order by Part Number - not by Key Number FIGURE 1 PARTS LIST Part Part Key Key No . No . No . No , Description Description 24 STD 601103 455872 Screw , Mach . , 1 / 4 - 20x 1 - 3 / 8 , Truss Screw , Mach . , No . 10 - 32 x 3 / 8 , Hd . , w / L / washer Type 23 , Pan Hd . 2 63098 25 63410 Handle Plate , Cover 26 63139 3 63211 Clamp , Cord Gage , Cap 27 63494 4 STD 551125 Motor Assembly ( See figure 5 ) Lockwasher , 1 / 4 28 30494 Collar 5 226310 * Screw , Mach . , 1 / 4 - 28 x 1.3 / 4 , Fil.Hd . 29 60177 6 37935 Blade , Saw , 12 " Washer , Fiber , 9 / 64 x 1 / 4 x 1 / 32 7 30 30495 STD 600603 Nut , Shaft Screw , Mach . , No . 6 - 32 x 5 / 16 , 31 3540 Wrench , Arbor Type 23 , Pan Hd . 32 63062 8 63213 Indicator No . 1 Wrench , Shaft 33 STD 511107 9 63214 Screw , Mach . , No . 10 - 32 x 3 / 4 , Clamp , Cord 10 STD 600803 Type 23 , Pan Hd . Screw , Mach . , No . 8 - 32 x 3 / 8 , 34 443151 Pin Groove , 3 / 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 Type 23 , Pan Hd . 35 37435 11 63221 * Wrench , Hex . " L " , 1 / 4 Across Flats Hook , Cord 36 9421626 12 63501 * Screw , Socket Hex . Hd . , Cap , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 2 Trim , Radial Arm 13 30662 37 STD 551131 * Lockwasher , 5 / 16 Screw , Arm Lock 14 3O482 38 30661 Pin Assy . , Arm Lock Shoe , Brake 15 37370 39 30479 Shaft Assembly , Latch Arm Latch , Arm 16 60044 40 STD 523707 Ring , Retaining , 3 / 8 " * Screw , Mach . , 3 / 8 - 16 x 3i4 , Hex Hd . 17 30489 41 STD 551137 Washer , Spring Support Lockwasher , 3 / 8 18 30490 42 63469 Spring , Arm Latch Bushing , Rubber 19 63096 43 63468 Cap , Trim Support Assy . , Motor Includes Key No . 42 STD 522503 20 37372 44 Lever , Arm Latch * Screw , Mach . , Hex . Hd . , 1 / 4 - 20 x 7 / 16 21 60076 45 9421620 Washer , 1 / 2 x 1 - 1 / 8 x 1 / 16 Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x I / 2 Socket Hd . Cap 63567 22 37373 Washer , Spring Bag of Loose Parts ( not illustrated ) 23 63568 Owner's Manual ( not illustrated ) 60030 Washer , 1 / 2 x 1 x 1 / 32 * Standard Hardware Item - May be Purchased Locally . NOTE : Shipping and handling charges for standard hardware items ( identifiedby * ) such as nuts , screws , washers , etc . , make buying these items by mail uneconomical . To avoid shipping and handling charges , you may obtain most of these locally .
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CRAFTSMAN 12 - INCH RADIAL SAW , MODEL No . 113.23301 ( 1 ) - OQ i • FIGURE 2 PARTS LIST " 1 Key Part " O No . No . Description Q 1 63119 Retainer , Spring . ii . . 2 60040 Washer , 21 / 64 x 3 / 4 x 1 / 16 3 STD 551131 * Lockwasher , 5 / 16 4 STD 523115 * Screw , Mach . , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 2 , Hex.Hd . 5 62332 Knob Assembly 6 30521 Spring , Swivel Latch 7 37494 Pin , Swivel Latch 8 63117 Bearing , Carriage 9 37387 Screw , Eccentric 10 30566 Clamp Assembly , Yoke 11 63120 Shoe , Carriage Lock ! 2 448337 Screw , Mach . , No . 10 - 32 x 5 / 8 , Type 23 , Rd . Hd . 6ao 13 63127 Track 14 63208 Arm , Radial 15 942162O * Screw , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 ! 2 , Socket - Hd . , Cap 16 37435 * Wrench , Hex . - L , 1 / 4 " Across Flats 17 STD 510605 * Screw , Mach . , No . 6 - 32 x 7 / 16 , Pan Hd . 18 63215 Indicator , Rip Scale 19 63316 Knob , Carriage Lock 20 STD 511107 * Screw , Mach . , No . 10 - 32 x 5 / 8 , Pan Hd . 21 63416 Cover , Carriage R . H . 22 30530 Nut , Twin 23 37388 Sleeve , Bearing 24 30567 Bumper 25 63294 Carriage Assembly 26 STD 551231 * Lockwasher , Ext . Tooth , 5 / 16 27 STD 541231 * Nut , Hex . , 5 / 16 - 18 28 37403 Handle , Yoke Clamp 29 37816 Washer , 5 / 8 x 1 - 1 / 8 x 3 / 32 30 30558 Screw , Lock 31 63118 Housing , Latch Pin 32 30565 Bumper 33 63417 Cover , Carriage LH . * Standard Hardware Item - - May be Purchased Locally . Figure 2
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CRAFTSMAN 12 - INCH RADIAL SAW , MODEL No . 113.23301 2 1 lO 15 14 1 2 3 4 2 J 16 2 23 Figure 3 FIGURE 3 PARTS LIST - 63496 GUARD ASSEMBLY Key Part Key Part No . No . Description No . No . Description - 63496 14 STD 60110E Guard Assembly ( Complete ) * Screw , No . 10 - 32 x 7 / 16 , 1 STD 522507 * Screw , Hex . Hd . , 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Type 23 , Pan Hd . Type 23 15 STD 551110i * Lockwasher , No . ! 0 2 60218 Washer , 1 / 4 x 11 / 16x 1 / 32 16 63260 Pawl Assembly , Anti - Kickback 3 63264 Guard Assembly , Lower Outer 17 63268 Bar , Anti - Kickback 4 63266 Bushing 18 STD 541231 * Nut , Hex . , 5 / ! 6 - 18 5 STD 541425 * Nut , Lock , 1 / 4 - 20 19 63271 Pawl , Anti - Kickback 6 63495 20 60220 Guard Assembly Ring , Retaining 7 63257 21 63270 Shoe , Clamp Spreader 8 126151 * Screw , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 8 , FI . Hd . , SI . 22 63269 Bearing 9 120399 * Nut , Sq . , 5 / 16 - 18 x 9 / 16 x 7 / 32 23 63259 Clamp Assembly , Guard 10 63263 24 63258 Guard Assembly , Lower Inner Elbow , Dust 11 63262 Shoe 25 63267 Bushing 12 63261 Guide , Anti - Kickback 26 60210 * Screw , Mach . , 1 / 4 - 20 x 2 - 5 / 8 , 13 60219 Screw , Wing Pan Hd . * Standard Hardware Item - May be Purchased Locally .
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CRAFTSMAN " I2 - 1NCH RADIAL SAW , MODEL No . 113.23301 ' O _ 5 123 4 q 54 6 . 22 23 \ / 52 53 33 34 35 38 / i / 37 Figure 4
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CRAFTSMAN 12 - INCH RADIAL SAW , MODEL No . 113.23301 FIGURE 4 PARTS LIST Key Part Key Part No . No . Description No . No . Description 1 STD 503105 * Screw , Set , 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 , Slotted , Cup Pt . 29 STD 541025 * Nut , Hex . , 1 / 4 - 20 2 63078 30 Plug , Back Up ( Steel ) 30505 * Wrench , Hex . " L " , 1 / 8 Across Flals 3 63077 31 STD 502503 Plug , Friction ( Nylon ) * Screw , Set , 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 8 , Soc . Hd . , Cup Pt . 4 63079 32 63254 Key , Column Tube Crank Assembly , Elevation 5 63146 Tube Assembly , Column 33 STD 541425 Nut , Lock , 1 / 4 - 20 6 139416 * Screw , Set , 3 / 8 - 16 x 5 / 8 , Soc.Hd . , Cone Pt . 34 63483 Spacer , Bearing 7 63114 Support , Column 35 63435 Bushing 8 9415839 * Screw , Mach . , 3i8 - 16 x 1 - I / 8 , Hex . Hd . 36 30604 Washer , Oil Sling , Rubber 9 STD 523107 * Screw , Mach . , 5 / 16 - 18 x 3i4 , Hex.Hd.lnd . 37 60080 Washer , 1 / 2 x 7 / 8 x 1 / 32 10 STD 551031 * Washer , 11 / 32 x 7 / 8x 1 / 16 38 63436 Bracket , Bearing 11 63106 Support , No . 2 Table 39 448649 Screw , Type 23 , Hex : Hd . , 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 12 37862 Clamp , Table 40 30510 Bracket , Elevating Shaft Bearing 13 STD 551131 Lockwasher , 5 / 16 41 60300 Washer , Thrust 14 STD 541031 * Nut , Hex . , 5 / 16 - 18 42 63116 Shaft Assembly , Elevating Crank 15 37530 Nut , " U " Clip , 1 / 4 - 20 43 STD 512507 * Screw , Mach . , Pan Hd . , 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 16 63108 44 Table , Rear 60106 * Washer , 1 / 4 x 5 / 16 x 3 / 64 17 60128 * Washer , 17 / 64 x 5 / 8 x 1 / 32 45 63498 Shaft , Elevation 18 STD 512510 * Screw , Mach . , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 , Pan Hd . , Slotted 46 63499 Gear , Bevel 19 63109 Spacer , Table 47 37428 Plate , Retaining 20 63110 Fence , Rip 48 63500 Washer , Thrust 21 63107 Table , Front 49 60319 Ring , Retaining , 11 / 32 22 STD 523710 * Screw , Mach . , 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 , Hex.Hd.lnd . 50 STD 523108 & * Screw , Mach . , 5 / 16 - 18 x 7i8 , Hex.Hd.lnd . 23 STD 551037 STD 551231 * Washer , 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 1 / 16 w / L / washer 24 63105 Support , Table R . H . 51 STD 580018 Key , Woodruff No . 5 25 STD 551137 Lockwasher , 3 / 8 52 63502 Base 26 STD 541037 * Nut , Hex . , 3 / 8 - 16 53 63104 Support , Table L . H . 27 STD 523707 * Screw , Mach . , 3 ! 8 - 16 x 5 / 8 , Hex.Hd . 54 37911 * Wrench , Hex . " L " , 3 / 16 Across Flats 28 STD 551125 * Lockwasher , 1 / 4 * Standard Hardware Item - May be Purchased Locally .
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CRAFTSMAN 12 - INCH RADIAL SAW , MODEL No . 113.23301 ( 1 ) - O { 3 m • " O 5 6 3 . . . . _ ® 12 11 10 ANY ATTEMPT TO REPAIR THIS MOTOR MAY CREATE A 14 13 8 Figure 5 11 15 HAZARD UNLESS REPAIR IS DONE BY A QUALIFfED SERVICE TECHNICIAN . REPAIR SERVICE IS AVAILABLE AT YOUR NEAREST SEARS STORE . FIGURE 5 PARTS LIST - 63494 MOTOR ASSEMBLY Key Part Key Paff No . No . Description No . No . Description - 63494 • Complete Motor Assembly 8 STD 600803 * Screw , Self - Tapping , No . 8 - 32 x 5 / 16 " , 1 63505 Pan Hd . Box Assembly , Control ( w / Nameplate ) 2 STD 600603 * Screw , Self - Tapping , No . 6 - 32 x 3 / 8 " , 9 63309 Cover , Brake Pan Hd . 10 30582 Cap , Shaft 3 37908 Housing , Brake Coil 11 37158 Ring , Retaining , 5 / 8 " 4 63133 Coil , Brake 12 37886 Washer , Spring 5 63134 Shoe , Brake 13 37412 Cleat 6 63137 Lining , Brake 14 37415 Spring 7 37884 Disc , Brake 15 30767 Washer , Spacer ( As Required ) * Standard Hardware Item - May be Purchased Locally .
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CRAFTSMAN 12 - INCH RADIAL SAW , MODEL No . 113.23301 o / 1 e 2 26 5 6 7 8 12 - _ 11 ( 4Ul Figure 6 19 18 FIGURE 6 PARTS LIST Key Part Key Part NO . No . Description No . No . Description 1 30547 D isk 15 63549 Switch Plate 2 30548 Spring , Latch Pin 16 37935 Washer , Fibre , 9 / 64 x 1 / 4 x 1 / 32 3 30689 Pin , Bevel Latch 17 63423 Indicator , No . 2 4 60289 Ring , Clamp 18 63315 Knob , Bevel Index 5 60055 Washer , Fibre , 3 / 8 x 3 / 4 x 1 / 16 19 30664 Pad , Pressure 6 STD 541110 * Nut , 10 - 32 2O 63424 Handle , Bevel Index 7 63418 Clamp , Cord 21 30663 Expander 8 STD 511110 * Screw . Mach . Pan Hd . , No . 10 - 32 x 1 22 30665 Shoe , Index Handle Brake 9 63575 Cord with Plug 23 63296 Yoke Assembly 10 STD 551206 * Lockwasher , No . 6 , Int . Tooth 24 30693 Handle , Latch Pin 11 STD 600602 Screw , No . 6 - 32 x 1 / 4 , Type 23 , Pan Hd . 25 STD 571210 Pin , Roll , 1 / 8 x 1 12 63467 Cap , Insulator 26 63581 Ring , Clamp 13 60267 Switch ( off - on ) 27 60320 Washer , Fibre , 7 / 16 x 3 / 4x 1 / 16 60256 Key 14 * Standard Hardware Item - May be Purchased Locally .
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[ Sears ! owners 12 INCH RADIAL SAW manual SERVICE Now that you have purchased your 12 inch radial saw , should a need ever exist for repair parts or service , simply contact any Sears Service Center and most Sears , Roebuck and Co . stores . Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit . MODEL NO . The model number of your 12 inch radial saw will be found on a plate attached to your saw , at the left hand side of the base . 113.23301 HOW TO ORDER WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS , ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION : REPAIR PARTS PART NUMBER PART DESCRIPTION MODEL NUMBER NAME OF ITEM 113.23301 12 INCH RADIAL SAW All parts listed may be ordered from any Sears Service Center and most Sears stores . If the parts you need are not stocked locally , your order will be electronically transmitted to a Sears Repair Parts Distribution Center for handling . Sold by SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , Chicago , IL . 60684 U . S . A . Part No . 63568 Form No . SP3995 - 6 Printed in U . S . A . 4 / 77
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