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Save This Manual For Future Reference S _ r _ ARS owners manual MODEL NO . 113.234880 8 - I / 4 INCH SLIDE COMPOUND MITER SAW Serial Number _ Model and serial numbers may be found on the base You should record both model and serial number in a safe place for future use . , _ _ AIRS / r . RRFT . _ H RN 8 - 1 / 4 INCH SLIDE FORYOUR : COMPOUND MITERSAW SAFETY READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS • assembly CAREFULLY • operating • repair parts Sold by SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , Chicago , IL 60684 U . S . A . P _ rt No . SP5524 Printed in Taiwan
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN SLIDE COMPOUND MITER SAW • if within one year from the date of purchase , this Craftsman Slide Compound Miter 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 SERV - ICE CENTER / DEPARTMENT THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES . This warranty applies only while this product is used in 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 . , D / 817 WA Hoffman Estates , IL 60195 Safety Instruction for Slide Compound Miter Saw Safety is a combination of common sense , staying alert • Assembly and alignment . ( See pages 9 - 13 ) . and knowing how your slide compound miter saw • Learn the use and function of : works . Read this manual to understand this saw . ( a ) the ON - OFF switch , SAFETY SIGNAL WORDS ( b ) upper and lower blade guards , _ 1 , DANGER : means if the safety information is not ( c ) handle latch , followed someone will be seriously injured or kilted . ( d ) bevel lock handle , A _ WARNING : means if the safety information is not ( e ) cover plate screw . followed someone could be seriously injured or ( f ) depth adjustment bolt , killed . ( g ) carriage lock knob , ' & CAUTION : means if the safety information is not ( h ) miter lock handle , and followed someone might be injured . ( i ) saw handle . BEFORE USING THE SLIDE • Review and understand all safety instructions and COMPOUND MITER SAW : operating procedures in this manual . • Review the maintenance methods for this slide compound miter saw . ( See page 21 ) serious , permanent injury , do not plug the sawse Read the following DANGER and WARNING labels WARNING : To avoid mistakes that could cau in until the following steps are completed . found on the slide compound miter saw : m . , LtA1 = [ : l _ WARNING F _ \ _ i 3lade can lift and throw wo _ plece . • \ \ 3Jade can suddenly come toward you . ro avoid this : ' or Chop Cuts , _ lways LOCK SLIDE . ! For Slide Cuts : NEVER pull saw Into workplace . Position blade over front edge of workplace . To cut , PUSH saw down Into front edge , then back / toward fence . Read Owner's Manual before using tool & WARNING f * Read the Manual before using this saw . 6 , Do nor perform any operation freehand . I _ DOUBLE INSULATED Z . Wear safety goggles that meet ANSI Z87 . 1 7 . Do not reach around or behind saw blade , f L - . J JWhen servicing use only Standards . 8 . Unplug saw before changing blade or secvtc _ g . _ identical mn _ Rmmnt nactm 3 , Tighten _ arbor screw and all clamps beforB g . Release trigger end , waft for blade to stop Electncs " I - . 120 vo ' - rt . . s . . . . . . " _ - sawing , before moving wor kpmce or changing set . up . 60 Hz AC only ( _ l , _ ' \ 4 . Donotoperatethissawwifftoutguardsinplace . 10 . To avoid electric shock _ do not oxpose to | n = m " ' _ _ . UL , J . / 5 . Keep hands away from the moving blade , rain • S000 _ M IEWo - / 5 WHEN INSTALLING OR MOVING THE • Get help . This saw weighs 70 pounds . To avoid back injury , get help whenever you need to lift it . SLIDE COMPOUND MITER SAW . NEVER carry the saw by the cord or power head han - Before moving the sew : dle . The handle could break suddenly . Damage to insu - • Lock the miter , bevel , and carriage lock knobs . lation could cause an electric shock . Damage to wire • Unplug the power cord . connections could cause a fire . 2
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AVOIDDANGEROUESNVIRONMENUTs . etheslide If any part is missing , bent , or broken in any way , or any electrical parts don't work , turn the saw off and unplug compoundmitersawin a dry , indoorplaceprotected fromrain . Keepworkareawelllighted . it . REPLACE damaged , missing , or failed parts before using the saw again . Placetheslidecompounmd itersawsoneithetrheusere . orbystanderasreforcedtostandinlinewiththeblad MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE Keep the slide com - Throwndebriscouldinjurepeopleinitspath . pound miter saw clean for best and safest performance Follow instructions for lubricating . DON'T put lubricants on the blade while it's spinning . Toavoid injury from unexpected saw movement : • Put the slide compound miter saw on a firm level REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES from surface where there is plenty of room for handling tool before turning it on . and properly supporting the workpiece . To avoid injury from jams , slips or thrown pieces : • Support the slide compound miter saw so the table • Choose the right 8 - 1 / 4 inch diameter blade for the is level and the saw does not rock . material and the type of cuttingyou plan to do . Bolt or clamp the saw to its support . • Make sure the blade is sharp , undamaged and NEVER STAND ON TOOL . Serious injury could properly aligned . With the saw unplugged , push occur if the tool tips or you accidentally hit the cut - the power - head all the way down and back . Hand ting tool . Do not store anything above or near the spin the blade and check for clearance . Tilt the tool where anyone might stand on the tool to reach power - head to 45 degree bevel and repeat the them . check . If the blade hits anything , make the adjust - ments shown in the Assembly and Alignment To avoid injury or death from electrical shock : section . ( page 9 ) • THIS TOOL IS DOUBLE INSULATED to give you • Make sure the blade and arbor collars are clean . added protection . Double insulation does not take • Make sure the arbor collars ' recessed sides are the place of normal safety precautions when oper - facing the blade . ating this tool . When servicing this double insulat - • Using the provided arbor wrench or other 1 / 2 " ed tool , use only identical parts . wrench , make sure the arbor cap screw is firmly • Make sure your fingers do not touch the plug's hand tightened . metal prongs when plugging or unplugging the ° Make sure all clamps and looks are tight and no slide compound miter saw . parts have excessive play . • KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN . Cluttered areas and BEFORE EACH USE : benches invite accidents . Floor must not be slippery . Inspect your slide compound miter saw . To avoid burns or other fire damage , never use the slide compound miter saw near flammable liquids , DISCONNECT THE SAW . To avoid injury from acci - dental starting , unplug the saw , before changing the vapors or gasses . setup , changing the blade or adjusting anything . Plan ahead to protect your eyes , hands , Compare the direction of rotation arrow on the guard to face , ears . the direction arrow on the blade . The blade teeth KNOW YOUR SLIDE COMPOUND MITER SAW . should always point downward at the front of the saw , Read and understand the owner's manual and labels affixed to the toot . Learn its application and limitations Tighten the arbor screw . as well as the specific potential hazards peculiar to this tool . Tighten the cover plate stop screw . To avoid injury from accidental contact with moving CHECK DAMAGED PARTS . Check for : parts , don't do layout , assembly , or setup work on the Alignment of moving parts , slide compound miter saw while any parts are moving . Damaged electric cords . AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING . Make sure switch is Binding of moving parts , " OFF " before plugging slide compound miter saw into a Broken parts , power outlet . Stable mounting , Plan your work . Function of arm return spring and lower guard : Push the arm all the way down , then let it rise up USE THE RIGHT TOOL . Don't force tool or attachment until it stops by itself . Check the lower guard to see to do a job it was not designed to do . Use a different if it closed fully , If it did not , follow the instructionsin tool for any workpiece that can't be held in a solidly the Trouble Shooting section . braced , fixed position . Smooth , solid movement of sliding assembly , Other conditions that may affect the way the slide CAUTION : This machine is not designed for compound miter saw works . cutting metals . Use this slide compound miter saw to cut only wood , and wood like products . KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE , in working order , and in Other materials may shatter , bind on the blade , proper adjustment . start fires or create other dangers .
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Never cut FREEHAND : Dress for safety . WEAYROUR • Brace your workpiece solidly against the fence and table top so , t will not rock or twist during the cut • Make sure there's no debris between the work piece and its supports • Make sure no gaps between the workpiece fence and table wilr let the workpiece shill after it is cut _ n Any power slide compound miter saw can throw foreign two . objects into the eyes . This can cause permanent eye • Never cut more than one workppece at a time damage . Wear safety goggles ( not glasses ) that comply • Keep the cut off piece free to move sideways after with ANSI Z87 . 1 ( shown on package ) . Everyday eye - it's cut off Otherwise . it could get wedged against glasses have only impact resistant lenses . They are not the blade and thrown violently safety glasses . Safety goggles are available at Sears • Clear everything except the workpiece and related retail catalog stores , Glasses or goggles not in compliance support devices off t , _ e table before turning the with ANSI Z87 . 1 could seriously hurt you when they slide compound miter saw on break . • SECURE WORK . Use clamps or a vise to help • Do not wear loose clothing , gloves , neckties or hold the work when irs practical jewelry ( rings , wrist watches ) They can get caught Use extra caution with large , very small or awk - and draw you into moving parts . ward workpieces : • Wear nonslip footwear . • Use extra supports ( tables saw horses , blocks . • lqe back long hair . e [ c . i for any workpieces large enough to tip when • Roll long sleeves above the elbow not hetd down to the table top . • Noise levels vary widely . To avoid possible hearing • NEVER use another persoH as a substitute for a damage , wear ear plugs or muffs when using slide table ex _ er ' . so " _ , or as additiona _ sn , ooort for a compound miter saw for hours at a time . workplece • For dusty operations wear a dust mask along with • Do nol use tn , s saw to : , , , ' pieces too small [ o let the safety goggles . you easily i - old the , . vo _ kwniie you keep the thumb side of your flt _ / poetic , , _ ' _ ' g _ against the out - Inspect your workpieee . sideeag _ _ n . ! ercd . Make sure there are no nails or foreign objects in the • When cutting { rregu _ auy shapeo workp _ eces , plan part of the workpiece to be cut . your work support so = twlti not Shp Dncn Th _ biaoe . and be torn [ rum , , . u . , _ _ A pLece of molding , Plan your work to avoid the spinning blade and for example nc , b [ , o iL _ f _ r be heid by a fixture or keep the workpiece from binding on the blade and j _ gthat wiii not let [ r _ , , _ / _ ock or slip while being flying out of your hands : cut . Plan how you will make the cut . Always : • Properly support round material such as dowel • Make sure the blade is not spinning . rods . They have a tendency to roll while being cut • Raise the blade . causing the blade to " bite " To avoid this , always • Slide the saw out above the front edge of the work - use a fixture designed to properly hold your work - piece before starting it , and piece • Push the saw blade down on top of the wood and WHENEVER SAW BLADE IS SPINNING . then away from you to make the cut . WARNING : Don't let familiarity ( gained from frequent use of your slide compound miter saw ) cause a careless mistake . A careless during a cut . The blade can suddenly climb up fraction of a second is enough to cause on top of the workpiece and force itself I DANGER : NEVER pull the saw toward you a severe injury . toward you . Before starting your cut watch the slide compuur'o Plan the way you will hold the workpiece from start to miter saw whiie it runs If it makes an unfarnil , at no _ se finish : or vibrates a lot , stop _ mmediately Turn the slide com - Avoid awkward operations and hand positions where a pound miter saw off . Unplug the shde compound m _ , sudden slip could cause fingers or hand to move into saw . Do not restart until finding and correcting the p _ c _ ' the blade . lem . DON'T OVERREACH . Keep good footing and balance . KEEP CHILDREN AWAY . Keep all visitors a safe dis - Never reach behind or beneath the saw blade . tance from the slide compound miter saw . Make sure bystanders are clear of the slide compound miter saw Keep your face and body to one side , out of line with a and workp _ ece possible throwback . 4
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After finishing a cut : Never confine the piece being cut off . Never hold it , clamp it , touch it , or use length stops against it while the • Keep holding the power head down , blade is spinning , tt must be free to move sideways on • Release the switch , and wait for all moving parts to its own . If confined , it could get wedged against the stop before moving your hands . blade and thrown violently . • If blade doesn't stop within 6 seconds , unplug the saw and follow the instructions in the Trouble Let the blade reach full speed before cutting . Shooting section for fixing the blade brake before DON'T FORCE TOOL . It will do the job better and safer using the saw again , at its designed rate . Feed the blade into the workpiece only fast enough to let it cut without bogging down or BEFORE LEAVING THE SAW : binding . NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED . Turn Before freeing any jammed material : power off . Wait for all moving parts to stop . • Turn switch " OFF " Make workshop child - proof . Lock the shop . Disconnect • Unplug the slide compound miter saw . master switches . Store tool away from children and oth - • Wait for all moving parts to stop . ers not qualified to use it . glossary of terms for woodworking Arbor Revolutions Per Minute ( RPM ) The shaft on which a cutting too ! is mounted The number of turns completed by a spinning object in one minute . Bevel Cut Sawblade Path An angle cutting operation made through the face of the workpiece . The area of the workpiece or table top directly in line with either the travel of the blade or the part of the work - Compound Cut piece which will be , or has been , cut by the blade . A simultaneous bevel and miter cutting operation . Set Crosscut The distance that the tip of the sawblade tooth is bent A cutting operation made across the width of the ( or set ) outward from the face of the blade . workp _ ece , Dado Freehand A non - through cut which produces a square sided Performing a cut w , thout the use of fence ( guide ) , hold _ otch or trough in the workpiece . down or other proper device to prevent the workpiece from _ Jisting during the cutting operation . Twisting of Workpiece the workpiece can cause it to be thrown . The item on which the cutting operation is being per - formed . The surfaces of a workpiece are commonly Gum referred to as faces , ends , and edges . A st ; cky sap based residue from wood products Heel M ' ; a'icnm ( mt o _ th _ nlade Kerr The amount of material removed by the blade _ n a through cut or the slot produced by the blade in a non - through or partial cut Miter Cut End An angle cutting operation made across the width of the workp = ece Resin Edge A sticky , sap based substance that has hardened .
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electrical connections DANGER : To avoid electrocution : POWER SUPPLY 1 . Use only identical replacement parts when Motor Specifications servicing a tool with double insulation . Ser - The AC motor used in this saw is a universal , nonre - vicing should be performed by a qualified ser - versible type having the following specifications : vice technician . Maximum Developed H . P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 . Do not use in rain or where floor is wet . This Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 tool is intended for indoor residual use only . Amperes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Hertz ( Cycles ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 MOTOR SAFETY PROTECTION Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Single CAUTION : To avoid motor damage , this motor RPM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5000 Rotation of Shaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clockwise should be blown out or vacuumed frequently to Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Automatic keep sawdust from interfering with normal motor ventilation . WARNING : To avoid electrical hazards , fire haz - 1 . Connect this tool to a 120V , 15 - amp branch circuit ards , or damage , or damage to the tool , use with a 15 - amp time delay fuse or circuit breaker . proper circuit protection . Your saw is wired at Using the wrong size fuse can damage the motor . the factory for 120v operation . Connect to a 2 . If the motor won't start , release the trigger switch f20v , 15 - amp branch circuit and use a 15 - amp immediately . UNPLUG THE TOOL Check the saw time delay fuse or circuit breaker . To avoid blade to make sure it turns freely . If the blade is shock or fire , if power cord is worn or cut , or free , try to start the motor again . If the motor still damaged in any way , have it replaced immedi - does not start , refer to the " Motor Trouble - Shoot - ately . mg Chart . " DOUBLE INSULATED 3 . If the motor suddenly stalls while cutting wood , The slide compound miter saw is intended for residen - release the trigger switch , unplug the tool , and tian use only . It is double insulated to provide a double free the blade from the wood . The motor may now thickness of insulation between you and the tool's be restarted and the cut finished . electrical system . All exposed metal parts are isolated 4 . Fuses may " blow " or circuit breakers may trip fre - from the internal metal motor components with pro - quently if : tecting insulation . a . MOTOR IS OVERLOADED - - Overloading can Your unit has a plug that looks like the one shown occur if you feed too rapidly or make too many below . . start / stops in a short time . b . Voltages net more than 10 % above or below the nameplate voltage can handle normal loads . For heavy loads , however , the voltage at motor terminals must equal the voltage speci - fied on nameplate . 5 . Most motor troubles may be traced to loose or incorrect connections , overload , low voltage ( such WARNING : To reduce the risk of electrical as small size wire in the supply circuit ) or to overly shock , this appliance has a polarized plug ( one tong supply circuit wire . Always check the connec - tions , the load and the supply circuit whenever blade is wider than the other ) . This plug will fit in motor doesn't work well . Check wire sizes and a polarized outlet only one way , f the p ug does not fit fully in the outlet , reverse plug . If it still length with the Wire Size Chart below , does not fit , contact a qualified electrician to WIRE SIZES install the proper outlet . Do not change the plug The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of in any way . power . To keep this to a minimum and to prevent over - WARNING : Double insulation does not take the heating and motor burn - out , use the table below to place of normal safety precautions when operat - determine the minimum wire size ( A . W . G . ) extension ing this tool . cord . 6
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Ampererati _ g 0 50 51 100 107 i3 0 1 : 2 ! - 150 ton _ ) ameplate ) For circuits that are farther than 100 feet away from Ext Cord Length Wire Size iAmerican Wire Gauge } electrical service box , the wire size must be increased proportionately in order to deliver ample voltage to the 25 Ft 18 18 l _ 14 50 Ft 18 16 16 14 saw motor , 75 F1 18 16 ! 4 14 ! 00 F _ 16 14 12 12 125 Ft 16 12 12 12 150 Ft 16 12 ! 2 - = contents Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Assembiy and Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Safety Instructions for Slide Compound Mounting the Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Miter Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Basic Saw Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2141 Maintenance and Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glossary of Terms for Woodworking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Electrical Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Troubie Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Unpacking and Preassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Knowing Your Miter Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 unpacking 1 . Before removing the saw from the shipping carton WARNING : To avoid injury from unexpected tighten the carriage lock knob to guard against sud - starting or electrical shock , do not plug the den movement power cord into a source of power during 2 . Remove the saw from the shipping carton by lifting unpacking and assembly . This cord must remain with the handholds located at the base of the saw . unplugged whenever you are working on the saw . Model 113.234880 Slide Compound Miter Saw is WARNING : It any part is missing or damaged , do shipped complete in one box not plug the saw in until the missing or damaged part is correctly replaced . To avoid electrical I shock , use only identical WARNING : Although small , this saw is heavy . To J replacement parts when servicing double avoid back injury , get help whenever you have to insulated tools . lift the saw . J Place the saw on a secure stationary work surface and look the saw over carefully .
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COMBINATION SQUARE MUST BE TRUE tools needed STRAIGHT EDGE OF DRAW LIGHT BOARD 3 / 4 " THICK NOTE : AII fasteners are metric except arbor screw and LINE ON BOARD THIS EDGE MUST BE mounting hardware for lower guard , PERFECTLY STRAIGHT Tools required for assembly and alignment of miter saw : • # 2 Phillips Screwdriver ALONG TRIS EDG _ . _ _ • Combination Square • Adjustable Wrench SHOULD BE NO GAP OR OVERLAP WHEN SQUARE IS FLIPPED OVER IN DOTTED PO61TION _ , _ # 2 PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER FURNISHED WRENCH I12 " ARBOR BOX COMBINATION SQUARE ADJUSTABLE WRENCH AND 12mm OPEN END knowing your slide compound miter saw 7 . Carriage Lock Knob - - Lock the carriage in place . I Warning labels . 2 Handle Latch - - The miter saw can be locked in the 8 . Lower Blade Guard - The blade guard helps pro - tect your hands from the blade in the raised posi - lowered position for compact storage . ticn . To avoid binding on the workpiece , it retracts 3 Depth Adjustment bolt - - When properly adjusted it as the blade is lowered . limits saw blade travel to approximately 1 / 4 " below the table . 9 . Saw Handle - - The saw handle contains the trigger switch with a lock - off button . The blade is bowered 4 . Miter Lock Handle - - The miter lock handle clamps into the workpiece by pushing down on the handle . the miter saw at a desired miter angle . Index points The saw will return to its upright position when the have been provided at 0.15 , 22 - 1 / 2 , 30 , 45 L / R . handle is released . 5 Bevel Lock Handle _ The bevel lock handle locks ! 0 . Cover Plate Screw - - When tightened , holds cover the saw at a desired bevel angle . plate in place and can be loosened to let cover 6 Bevel Adjustment Stops - - Bolts that are adjusted to plate swing back for blade changing . stop sawblade at 90 _ bevel and 45 ; bevel . 9 . Saw Handle 1 . Warning Labels 3 . Depth Adjustment bolt with Knurled Nut 10 . Cover Plate and Jam Nuts Screw 7 , KCarriagenob 6 . Bevel Adju Lock Stops 2 . Handle Latch 8 . Lower Blade Guard 5 . Bevel Lock Handle 4 _ Miter Lock Handle
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assembly and alignment ASSEMBLY AND ALIGNMENT Assembling the Lower Blade Guard NOTE : For compact shipment the lower blade guard has been partially disconnected . ! . The slide compound miter saw has a spring loaded pin to lock the miter saw in the ! owered position . To release push the handle down slightly , pull the lock - ing knob and give a quarter turn , 2 . Release pressure on the handle and allow the saw to rise to its up position 3 , Remove the M6 x 1.0 shoulder screw and hardware from the pivot casting as illustrated . Attach the blade guard link to the pivot casting with a phillips screw - Smaller Jam driver while you tighten the jam nut with the M6 x 1.0 Shoulder Thicker Nut adjustable wrench , Screw Washers Link NOTE : With the blade guard link attached , the guard should raise as the blade is lowered towards the work Pivot table and drop to cover the blade as the power head is raised . This link helps prevent guard hangups and bind - ing while you are cutting , Check that link is centered under guard bearing and does not twist and bind under Larger Thinner pressure , tf the link does bind contact Sears Service , Washel ASSEMBLY AND ALIGNMENT Step One - - Blade Square ( 90 ° ) to Table NOTE : The compound slide miter saw was assem - bled , aligned , and inspected before shipment . Alignment should be checked and any necessary adjustments made to insure accurate cuts . 1 . Lower the blade and use the head latch to keep the blade in the down position . Use a combination square to check blade squareness to table . If the blade does not contact the full length of the square . follow the procedure below , a . Loosen the bevel lock handle . b . Grasp the metal upper guard and move the cut - ting head to the left as far as it will go . c . Loosen the right side bevel stop lock nut . Lower the bevel stop bolt down as far as it will go . d . Grasp the metal upper guard again and position the cutting head until the blade makes contact with the full length of the square . e . Tighten the bevel lock handie f . Use 12mm wrench end to hold the bevel stop lock nut in place . g Use another wrench to turn the bevel stop bolt until it hits the bottom of the bevel stop . h . Lock the bevel stop nut . 2 . Check the bevel indicator , If the indicator needs adjustment use a phillips screwdriver and slide the indicator to the 0 " on the scale . 9
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Step Two - - Blade 45 to Table 1 . Loosen the bevel lock handle . Grasp the metal guard and tiIt the cutting head to the Ieft until it strikes the left bevel stop , 2 . Use a procedure similar to Step One except use the 45 side of the combination square , Adjust as neces - sary . 3 . Return blade to 90 upright position and tighten bevel lock Step Three - - Fence Square ( 90 ' ) to Blade 1 . Lower the blade and use the head latch to keep the blade in the down position . Use a combination square to make sure the fence is square to the blade as shown . If an adjustment is needed follow the pro - cedure below a Loosen the four ( 4 ) fence lock bolts b Piace a combination square against the saw blade and adjust the fence until it is 90 to the blade c Tighten the four ( 4 ) fence lock bolts Step Four - Adjustment of Miter Scale indicator 1 Position the turntable to the 0 position Lock the m _ terhandle 2 The miter scale indicator should be pointing to 0 3 ! f necessary , loosen the phillips screw that holds the indicator in place Reposition the indicator and retighten screw Miter Lock Handle Miter Scale Indicator 10 /
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Step Five - - Bevel Pivot Adjustment The compound slide miter saw should bevel easily by Depth loosening the bevel lock handle and tilting the power Stop head to the left If movement is tight or if there is loose . Jam Nuts ness in the pivot follow the adjustment procedure . a . Loosen the beveI lock handle b Turn the hex lock nut wifh a wrench c Recheck bevel movement of the miter saw Readjust if necessary I off as you use the saw , at least one thread of the pivot bolt must always stick out past the nut . I WARNING : To keep the nut from working it's way I Always keep the nut at least that tight . I Pivot Bolt Bevel Step Six - - Cutting Head Pivot Adjustment and Nut Lock Bevel Hex Lock Nut Handle The compound slide miter saw should nse completely to the up position by itself . To check this release the handle latch and see if the saw will rise by itsolfl If the saw wiII not rise by itself or if there is play in the pivot joints the following adfustment _ snecessary a if the saw does not rise by itself loosen the lock nut on the pivot bolt b If there is play in the joints slightly tighten the lock nut on the pivot bolt c Recheck the saw travel Saw should rise freely to its up travel stop . Check to see that the saw wilI rise from al ! positions and there is no looseness in the pivot If saw still won't fully rise , have Sears Service check and repair it , WARNING : To keep the nut from working it's way off as you use the saw , at least on thread of the pivot bolt must always stick out past the nut . Always keep the nut at least that tight . Step Seven - - Depth Stop Follow the procedure below . The depth stop limits the blade's downward travel . It a . Loosen the two ( 2 ) jam nuts on the end of the allows the blade to go below the work table enough to depth stop bolt . maintain full cutting capacities , thereby cutting com - b . Loosen the knurled nut at the top of the arm , pletely through the workpiece at the fence , Properly c The saw blade is lowered by turning the depth adjus _ ea , the dec , th stop positions the blade ! , ' 4 " below stop bolt counterclockwise and raised by turning the table . the bolt clockwise . d . Lower the blade into the slot of the turn table . WARNING : To avoid injury from unexpected Check blade clearance and maximum cutting dis - starting or electrical shock , do not plug the saw tance ( distance from fence where blade enters ) to in . The power cord must remain unplugged front of work table slot . Readjust if necessary . whenever you are working on the saw . CAUTION : Do not start the compound slide miter saw without checking for interference between theld blade and the turn table structure . The blade cou This too ! is factory set to provide maximum cutting I be ruined if it cuts into the turn table structure . capacity for the 8 - 1 / 4 " saw blade provided . When the diameter of the blade has been reduced due to sharp - e . Tighten the large knuded nut at the top of arm . enrng _ tmay be necessary to adjust the depth stop When a new blade is installed it is necessary to check f . Tighten the two ( 2 ) nuts on the end of the depth ibe clearance of the blade to the turn table structure stop bolt against the depth stop . 11
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Mounting Blade Guard Plate Link Removing or Installing the Blade WARNING : To avoid injury from a thrown work - piece or thrown pieces of blade , do not use a blade larger or smaller than 8 - 1 / 4 " diameter , WARNING : To avoid injury from unexpected starting , unplug the saw whenever you are removing or installing the blade . Loosen 1 . Unplug the saw from the outlet . Cutting head is up . This Locking 2 . Rotate lower guard out of the way . Loosen the Screw After Rotating screw holding the lower guard mounting plate to Lower Guard the upper guard . Lower Blade Guard 3 . Lift the lower guard up and tilt the lower guard assembly back so the arbor screw is exposed Arbor 4 . Find the arbor lock between the upper guard candh Lock the miter saw handle . Place a 1 / 2 " box end wren or arbor wrench furnished , over arbor screw . 5 . Press the arbor lock and hold it in firmly while turn - ing the wrench clockwise . The arbor lock will engage after some turning of the wrench . NOTE : The arbor lock can be damaged by improper use . If the arbor lock will not hold , lower the blade down on to a scrap piece of wood positioned against the fence . This will serve as an alternate locking means . 6 . Unscrew and remove the arbor screw , arbor washer . ol outer blade collar , and the blade . NOTE : Pay attention to pieces removed , noting their position and direction they face ( see illustration ) . Wipe the blade collars clean of any sawdust before installing the new blades . Arbor 7 . Install the new 8 - 1 / 4 " blade . Make sure the rotation Washer _ 8 - 1 / 4 " Blade arrow on the blade matches the clockwise rotation arrow on the upper guard . 8 . install the outer blade collar , arbor washer and or Wrench arbor screw . Press the arbor lock and turn the 1 / 2 " Furnished wrench counter clockwise to secure the blade . Tighten arbor screw securely . Screw / Inner Blade / Collar 9 . Lower the lower blade guard until the slot in mount - Outer ( Do Not Remove ) ing plate rests all the way down on the tocking Blade Collar screw _ Tighten the locking screw . WARNING : After installing a new blade , make DANGER : Never use saw without mounting sure the blade clears the table slot at the 0 ° and plate locked securely in place . It keeps the 45 ° bevel positions . Lower the blade into the arbor screw from falling out if it accidentally table slot and check for any contact with the loosens and prevents the spinning blade from base or turn table structure . coming off the machine . 10 . Be sure the arbor lock is released so the blade If blade contacts turn table , refer to assembly and align - turns freely . ment , step two , for adjustment . If blade bottoms out on turn table structure , due to assembly and alignment , see depth stop section for adjustment . ( See page 11 , Step 7 ) . 12
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MOUNTING THE SAW I WARNING : To avoid injury : I Mounting Hole Mounting Hole Before moving the saw : • Lock the miter , bevel and carriage . • Unplug the power cord . • Get help . This saw weighs 70 pounds . To avoid back injury , get help whenever you need to tiff it . NEVER carry the saw by the cord or power head han - dle The handle could break suddenly . Damage to tnsu - lation could cause an electric shock . Damage to wire connections could cause a fire . DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT . Use the slide com - pound miter saw _ na dry , indoor place protected from rain . Keep work area welI lighted . Mounting Hole i - - Set Screw Place the slide compound miter saw so neither the user or bystanders are forced to stand in line with the blade Thrown debris could injure people in its path . _ xtension To avoid injury from unexpected saw movement : • Put the slide compound miter saw on a firm level surface where there is plenty of room for handling and properly supporting the workpiece . • Support the slide compound miter saw so the table Extension 1 _ ' _ / ' - - - _ _ / is level and the saw does not rock . • Loosen the set screw locking the " U " - shapedket extension on the rear of the saw . Slide the brac out to support the saw . Retighten the set screw . • Bolt or clamp the saw to its support . Place the saw on a work bench . The base of the saw / ' has three holes to mount the compound slide miter saw / [ ( see illustration ) . If the saw is to be used in one loca - tion , fasten it to the work bench If the saw is to be used in a portable application , mount the saw to a 1 / 2 " piece of plywood . Then clamp the mounting board down to prevent it from tipping or slipping . 13
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Basic Saw Operations BEFORE USING THE SLIDE If any part is missing , bent , or broken in any way , or any electrical parts don't work , turn the saw off and unplug COMPOUND MITER SAW : it . REPLACE damaged , missing or failed parts before using the saw again . MAINTAINING TOOLS WITH CARE . Keep the slide WARNING : To avoid mistakes that could cause compound miter saw clean for best and safest perfor serious , permanent injury , do not plug the saw mance . Follow instructions for lubricating . DON'T put in until the following steps are completed . lubricants on the blade while it's spinning . REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES from tool before turning it on . , Assembly and alignment . ( See pages ( 10 - 12 ) • Learn the use and function of : To avoid injury from jams , slips or thrown pieces : • USE ONLY RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ( a ) the ON OFF switch , ( See page 22 ) . Consult this Owner's manual for ( b ) upper and lower blade guards . recommended accessories . Follow the instructions ( c ) head latch , that come with the accessories . The use of ( d ) bevel lock handle , improper accessories may cause risk of injury to ( e ) cover plate stop screw , persons • Choose the right 8 - 1 / 4 " inch diameter blade for the ( f ) depth adjustment bolt , material and the type of cutting you plan to do . ( g ) carriage lock knob , • Make sure the blade is sharp , undamaged and ( h ) miter lock handle , and properly aligned with the saw unplugged , push the ( i ) saw handle . power - heed all the way down and back . Hand spin • Review and understand all safety instructions and the blade and check for clearance . Tilt the power operating procedures in this manual . head to 45 degree bevel and repeat the check . If • Review the maintenance methods for this slide the blade hits anything , make the adjustments shown m the Maintaining Maximum Cutting compound miter saw , ( See pages 21 - 22 ) Capacity section . • Make sure the blade and arbor collars are clean . BEFORE EACH USE : • Make sure the arbor collars ' recessed sides are Inspect your slide compound miter saw , facing the blade . DISCONNECT THE SAW . To avoid injury from acc _ • Using the provided arbor wrench or a 1,2 " box dental starting , unplug the saw , before changing the end wrench make sure the arbor cap screw is firm setup , changing the blade or adjusting anything . ly hand tightened . Compare the direction of rotation arrow on the guard to • Make sure all clamps and locks are tight and no the direction arrow on the blade . The blade teeth parts have excessive play . should always point downward at the front of the saw . • KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN . Cluttered areas and Tighten the arbor screw . benches invite accidents . Floor must not be slip Tighten the cover plate stop screw . pery . To avoid burns or other fire damage , never use the CHECK DAMAGED PARTS . Check for : slide compound miter saw near flammable liquids . vapors or gases . • Alignment of moving parts , • Damaged electric cords , • Binding of moving parts , Plan ahead to protect your eyes , hands , • Broken parts , face , ears . • Stable mounting , KNOW YOUR SLIDE COMPOUND MITER SAW . • Function of arm return spnng and lower guard : Read and understand the owner's manual and labels Push the arm all the way down , then let it rise up affixed to the tool . Learn its application and limitations until it stops by itself . Check the lower guard to see as well as the specific potential hazards peculiar to this if it closed fully , If it did not , follow the instructions tooI . in the Trouble Shooting section . To avoid injury from accidental contact with moving • Smooth , solid movement of the slide assembly , parts , don't do layout , assembly , or setup work on the • Other conditions that may affect the way the slide slide compound miter saw while any parts are moving . compound miter saw works , AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING . Make su ) e switch is KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE . in working order , and in ' OFF ' before plugging slide compound miter saw into a proper adjustment power outlet . 14
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Plan your work . Pian the way you will hold the workpiece from start to finish : USE THE RIGHT TOOL . Don't force tool or attachment to do a job it was not designed to do . Use a different Avoid awkward operations and hand positions where a too ! for any workpiece that can't be held in a solidly sudden slip could cause fingers or hand to move into braced , fixed position . the blade . Never reach behind or beneath the blade . Dress for safety . DON'T OVERREACH . Keep good footing and balance . Any power slide compound miter saw can throw foreign objects into the eyes . This can cause permanent eye Keep your face and body to one side , out of line with a damage . Wear safety goggles ( not glasses ) that comply possible throwback . with ANSI Z87 . 1 ( shown on package ) . Everyday eye - Never cut FREEHAND : glasses have only impact resistant lenses . The are not • Brace your workpiece solidly against the fence and safety glasses . Safety goggles are available at Sears table to so it wilt not rock or twist during the cut . retaiI catalog stores . Glasses or goggles not in compli - ance with ANSI Z87 . 1 could seriously hurt you when • Make sure there's no debris between the work they break . piece and its supports . • Do not wear loose clothing , gloves , neckties or • Make sure no gaps between the workpiece , fence and table will let the workpiece shift after it is cut in jewelry ( rings , wrist watches ) . They can get caught two . and draw you into moving parts . • Never cut more than one workpiece at a time . • Wear nonslip footwear . • Keep the cut Off piece free to move sideways after • Tie back long hair . it's cut off . Otherwise , it could get wedged against the blade and thrown violently . • Roll long sleeves above the elbow . • Clear everything except the workpiece and related • Noise levels vary widely . To avoid possible hearing support devices off the table before turning the damage , wear ear plugs or muffs when using slide siide compound miter saw on . compound miter saw for hours at a time . • SECURE WORK . Use clamps or a vise to help • For dusty operations , wear a dust mask along with hold the work when it's practical the safety goggles . Use extra caution with large , very small or awkward workpieces : Inspect your workpiece . • Use extra supports ( tables , saw horses , blocks . Make sure there are no nails or foreign objects in the etc . ) for any workpieces large enough to tip when part of the workpiece to be cut . not held down to the table top . • NEVER use another person as a substitute for a Plan your work to avoid the spinning blade and table extension , or as additional support for a keep the workpiece from binding on the blade and workp _ ece . flying out of your hands : • Do not use this saw to cut pieces too small to let you easily hold the work while you keep the thumb Plan how you wilt make the cut . Always : side of your index ( pointer ) finger against the out - • Make sure the blade is not spinning . side edge of the fence . • Raise the blade . • When cutting irregularly shaped workpieces , plan your work support so it will not slip , pinch the blade * Slide the saw out to the front edge of the work - and be torn from your hands . A piece of molding , piece before starting iL and for example must lie fiat or be held by a fixture or • Push the saw blade down and away from you to jig that will not let it twist , rock or slip while being make the cut . cut . • Properly support round material such as dowel i rods . They have a tendency to roll while being cut , causing the blade to " bite " . To avoid this , always during a cut . The blade can suddenly climb use a fixture designed to properly hold your work - up on top of the workpiece and force l DANGER : NEVER pull the saw toward you I piece . itself toward you . I 15
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WHENEVER SAW BLADE IS SPINNING . DON ' ] FORCE TOOL , It will do the job better and safer at its designed rate . Feed the blade into the workpiece WARNING : Don't let familiarity ( gained from only fast enough to let it cut without bogging down or frequent use of your slide compound miter saw ) binding . cause a careless mistake . A careless fraction of a second is enough to cause a severe Before freeing any jammed material : injury . • Turn switch " OFF " . • Unplug the slide compound miter saw . • Wait for all moving parts to stop . Before starting your cut , watch the slide compoundise miter saw while it runs . If it makes an unfamiliar no or vibrates a lot , stop immediately . Turn the slide com - After finishing a cut : pound miter saw off , Unplug the slide compound miter • Keep holding the power head down , saw . Do not restart until finding and correcting the prob - lem . • Release the switch , and wait for all moving parts to stop before moving your hands , KEEP CHILDREN AWAY . Keep all visitors a safe dis - • If blade doesn't stop within 6 seconds , unplug the saw and follow the instructions in the Trouble tance from the slide compound miter saw . Make sure bystanders are clear of the slide compound miter saw Shooting section for fixing the brake before using and workpiece the saw again . Never confine the piece being cut off . Never hold it , BEFORE LEAVING THE SAW : clamp it , touch it , or use length stops against it while the blade is spinning . It must be free to move sideways on NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED , Turn its own . If confined , it could get wedged against the power off . Wait for all moving parts to stop . blade and thrown violently . Make workshop child - proof . Lock the shop . Disconnect master switches , Store tool away from children and oth - Let the blade reach full speed before cutting , ers not qualified to use it . Making Common Cuts parts are at least 4 " from path of blade . Hold workpiece firmly to the fence to prevent movement toward the There are two types of cuts that can be made with the blade . Keep hands in position until blade has complete - slide compound miter saw ; ly stopped . Before making a cut , make a " dry run " with 1 . Chop Cutting ( See page 17 ) . the power off so you can see the path of the blade . • The carriage lock knob is tightened and the saw handle is pushed down to cut through the work - WARNING : To avoid thrown work and blade con - piece . tact , do not try to cut pieces too short to let you properly support the workpiece and keep your • This type of cut i ¢ , , usedmainly for narrow pieces . hold down hand the required distance from the 2 . Slide Cutting ( See page 18 ) . blade , • The carriage lock knob is left loose , the cutting head is pulled towards the operator , the saw blade is lowered into the workpiece and then pushed to WARNING : For your convenient use , your saw the rear of the saw to complete the cut . has a blade brake . The brake is not a safety device . Never rely on it to replace proper use or • Used for cutting wide pieces the guard on your saw . If the blade does not stop Body and Hand Position within 6 seconds , unplug the saw and follow the instructions in the Trouble Shooting section for Proper positioning of your body and hands when oper - fixing the brake before using the saw again . ating the miter saw will make cutting easier and safer , Never place hands near cutting area . Place hand so all 16
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Chop Cutting 90 ° Crosscut a . Slide the cutting head to the rear as far as it will go . b . Lock carriage lock knob . c . Position workpiece on table and against fence . d . Turn on saw and lower blade into workpiece . e . After cut is complete turn off saw , wait for blade to come to a complete stop , allow cutting head to rise up . / Miter Cut When a miter cut is required , move the saw to the desired angle . Do not stand in front of the saw table . Move with the handle to the miter angle to make the cut . There are settings on the miter scale for angles ( degrees ) , crown molding , and rafter slope ( s ) . NOTE : Remember to loosen the miter lock handle before changing the mite _ " angle . Bevel Cut When a bevel cut is required , tilt the blade to desired bevel angle . Stand to the left side of the handle to make the cut . 17
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CompoundCut Whena compouncdut is requireds , electthecorrect bevelandmiterpositionM , ovewiththehandleto the miterangleto makethecut Crownmoldingsettingsarespeciallymarkedonmiter and bevel scales Hold Down Vise The hold down vise is used to help hold the workpiece _ nthe correct cutting position . It may be used on either the left side of the miter saw or the right side , Before turning the saw on make sure the hold down vise does not interfere with the cutting action of the saw . WARNING : The vise will help hold the workpiece down . It will not keep the saw from throwing pieces that twist into the blade . To avoid this : • Always hold the workpiece against the fence . • Always hold the clamped side of the work - piece . • Never confine the piece being cut off . Never hold it , clamp it , touch it , or use length stops against it while the blade is spinning . It must be free to move sideways on its own . If con - fined , it could get wedged against the blade and thrown violently . Slide Cutting Plan your work to avoid the spinning blade and keep the workpiece from binding on the blade and flying out of your hands : Plan how you will make the cut . Always : • Make sure the blade is not spinning . • Raise the blade • Slide the saw out above the front edge of the workpiece before starting it , and • Push the saw blade down and away from you to make the cut . a cut . The blade can suddenly climb up on top of j DANGER : NEVER pull the saw toward you during the workpiece and force itself toward you . Workpieces up to 12 " wide and 2 - 1 , , ' 2 " thick can be cut following the directions below : a , Put wood against fence . b . Loosen the carriage lock knob c . Grasp the saw handle and putl the carriage until the arbor ( center of saw blade ) is over the front edge of the workpiece . d Switch on the saw and allow to come to full 18 speed
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e . Pushthesawhandleall thewaydownandcut throughtheedgeoftheworkpiece . / f . Gently PUSH the saw handle TOWARDS the fence completing the cu [ g . Push power head to full rear position after each _ _ - . _ _ L _ / _ " cut , h . Tpluertne mstooptorbeoffof raenmd oavllionwg bhlaanddes . to come to a com - - - - _ _ _ 1 _ . Allow cutting head to rise up by itself . ( 19
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Cutting Bowed Material Before cutting a workpiece , check to make sure it is not bowed . If it is bowed the workpiece must be positioned and cut as illustrated . WARNING : Do not position workpiece incorrectly CORRECT or try to cut the workpiece without the support of the fence , This will cause pinching of the work - piece on the blade , the workpiece could sudden - ly jump or move and your hand could hit the blade . Workpiece Support i'l Long pieces need extra supports . The supports should be placed along the workpiece so the workpiece does not sag and your hand holding the workpiece is posi tioned 4 " or more from the blade path . The support should let the workpiece lie flat on the base and work table during the cutting operation Rough Cutting a Dado by Making Grooving - Depth Cuts By using the depth adjustment knob it is possible to rough cut a dado as shown After the two outside cuts have been completed the inside material ( represented Cut These Grooves by slanted lines ) is removed with a chisel . With Saw a . Set the depth of cut by loosening the knurled nut on the depth adjustment bolt . Do not change the position of the two ( 2 ) jam nuts on the end of the bolt b Turn the depth adjustment bolt to the correct set t _ ng / c Tighten the knurted nut . Workpiece d Cul the two outside grooves e . Use a wood chisel to remove the material between the outside grooves , NOTE : Because of the sawblades cutting arc material at the beginning or end of the cut ( s ) may have to be removed with a chisel . 20
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TIPS FOR CUTTING COMPOUND MITERS On the miter and bevel scale indicatorthere are setting marks ( CM ) for Crown Molding . A compound miter is a cut requiring both a miter setting and bevel setting . A compound miter is used for making frames or boxes that have sloping sides and are wide MITER AND BEVEL SE'n'ING FOR STANDARD at one end and narrow at the opposite end . Compound CROWN MOLDING miters are ' lricky " to make because the miter setting and bevel setting are directly related to each other , Every time the miter setting is changed the bevel set - BEVEL MITER TYPE OF CUT SE3 - rlNG SETTING ting must also be adjusted ; likewise every adjustment to bevel requires a corresponding adjustment to miter . LEFT SIDE , iNSIDE CORNER : Because it may take several tries to obtain the desired 33.8 ° 31 6 ° 1 . Position top of molding angle it is advisable to make test cuts in a scrap piece RIGHT against fence . of material . 2 . Left side is finished piece . RIGHT SIDE . iNSIDE CORNER : 33.8 ° 31.6 ° 1 , Position bottom of molding LEFT against fence , 2 , Left side is finished piece . LEFT SIDE , OUTSIDE CORNER : 33.8 ° 31.6 ° 1 . Position bottom of molding LEFT against fence . 2 . Right side is finished p _ ece . RIGHT SIDE , OUTSIDE CORNER : 33.8 ° 31.6 ° 1 . Position top of molding RIGHT against fence . TIPS FOR CUTTING CROWN MOLDING 2 . Right side is finished piece . A slide compound miter saw _ s excellent for cutting crown molding . Crown molding is difficult to cut because in order to fit correctly it must be precisely NOTE : On aII above cuts lay molding with broad back mitered . surface flat on table . PRETESTING COMPOUND SETTINGS ON SCRAP All Standard ( U . S . ) crown molding has a top rear angle MATERIAL IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ! ( fits next to ceiling ) of 52 ° and a bottom rear angle ( fits against wail ) of 38 ° Inside Corner Outside Corner maintenance and lubrication Maintenance WARNING : For your safety , this saw is double Always unplug the power cord before any maintenance insulated . To avoid electrical shock , fire or injury , check on this saw . use only parts identical to those identified in the parts list . Reassemble exactly as original assem - DANGER : Never put lubricants on the blade bly to avoid electrical shock . while it's spinning . WARNING : To avoid injury from unexpected starting or electrical shock , unplug the power cord before working on the saw . 21
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maintenance and lubrication ( cont . ) Replacing Carbon Brushes Chop Pivot : Light machine oil or aerosol wilt penetrate from ends and junction points . Qualified service techni - The carbon brushes furnished will last approximately 50 cian can remove pwot up - stop to relieve spring tension . hours of running time or 10,000 on . off cycles Replace and 2 metric set screws holding shaft in order to drive both carbon brushes when either has less than 1 / 4 " shaft about 3 / 4 " right . Exposed surfaces are lubricated length of carbon remaining . To inspect or replace first with automotive type oil unplug the saw . then remove the black plastic cap on the side of the motor ( caution . this cap is spring loaded Central Pivot of Plastic Guard : Use light household oil by the brush assembly . ) . Then pul ! out the brush . ( sewing machine oil ) on metal - to - metal or meta ! - to - plas - Repeat for the other side . To reassemble reverse the tic guard contact areas as required for smooth , quiet procedure The ears on the metal end of the brush operation . Avoid excess oil , to which sawdust will cling . assembly go in the same hole the carbon part fits into . Table Pivot : Qualified service technician should lift table Tqghtenthe cap snugly but do not overtighten from base in base - down tool position only or index - detent bail may be lost , Use automotive type oil on rub - NOTE : To reinstall the same brushes , first make sure bing surfaces . the brushes go back in the way they came out . This will avoid a break in period that reduces performance and Bevel Pivot : Bevel Pivot casting may be loosened or Increases wear removed from table casting without special difficulty by qualified service technician . Lubricate rubbing surfaces Lower Blade Guard with automotive type oil Do not use the saw without the lower guard . The iower Link : ( Which actuates lower guard movement ) may be blade guard is attached to the saw for protection . oiled at rear pivot , greased at ball - bearing contact , and Should the lower guard become damaged , do not use oiled where link actuates acetal roller of lower the saw until damaged guard has been replaced . guard if down chop motion is hard to start . Develop a regular check to make sure the lower guard is working properly . Clean the lower guard of any dust or build up with a damp cloth . WARNING : To avoid injury from unsafe accessories , use only accessories shown on the recommended accessories list in this manual . They could make the plastic " cloudy " CanAdUTbIrOittNle : . Do not use solvents on the guard . WARNING : To avoid injury from incompatible prohibited accessories , use only Sears Craftsman 8 - 1 / 4 " saw blades of the type listed the saw from the outlet to avoid under recommended accessories . Don't use I WARNING : When cleaning lower guard unplug unexpected start - up , accessories such as shaper cutters or dado sets . Metal cutting and the use of abrasive wheels are prohibited . Sawdust Periodically _ sawdust will accumulate under the work table and base This could cause difficulty in the move Recommended Accessories ment of the work table when setting up a miter cut , Blow out or vacuum up the sawdust as required . Basic Blade Requirements 8 - 1 / 4 " Diameter protection to keep debris from blowing I WARNING : If blowing sawdust , wear proper eye into eyes . Blades marked for 5,500 RPM or higher 5 / 8 " Arbor Hole Carbide - Tipped Blades : Lubrication 8 ! / 4 " Trim Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Catalog AIl the motor bearings in this tool are lubricated with a 8 - t / 4 " Cut - Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Catalog sufficient amount of high grade lubricant for the . life of 8 - 1 / 4 " Combination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Catalog the unit under normal operating conditions , therefore , 8 - t / 4 " Plywood / Particle Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Catalog no further lubrication is required ( See below . i Non Carbide Tipped Blades : Infrequent Lubrication as Required : 8 - 14 " Cross Cut'Plywood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Catalog Slide Tubes : Squirt automotive type oil directly on 8 - t / 4 " Combination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Catalog tubes it will be picked up and dispersed by builtqn felt wicks , 22
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TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE - ELECTRICAL PROBLEM PROBABLE CAUSE SUGGESTED CORRECTIVE ACTION 1 Brushes not seated Brake does not stop = - Inspect / clean'replace brushes blade within or Iightly sticking ( see maintenance section ) 3 - 6 seconds . i Install new brushes 2 . - - Use a recommended blade Motor brake winding - - overheated from use of not Let cool down , recommended accessory or rapid on / off cycling . 3 . Arbor screw loose - - Retighten 4 Other - - Authorized service : See " ' Brake Trouble Shooting page 24 . Motor does not start . 1 . Fuse . - - 15 - Amp time delay fuse , or circuit breaker 2 . Brushes worn . - - See " Maintenance page 22 3 Other - - Authorized service Brush sparking when 1 Normal - - automatic brake switch released working properly . TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE - GENERAL PROBLEM PROBABLE CAUSE SUGGESTED CORRECTIVE ACTION Blade hits table 1 . Adjustment of depth stop . - - See ' Depth Stop " , Step 7 page 11 Angle of cut 1 . Misaiignment . - - See " Assembly and Alignment " page 9 - 11 not accurate Cant adjust 1 . Center bolt too tight . - - Adjust miter angles 2 , Lubrication dried up . - - Clean and re lubricate between table and base . See " Maintenance Section " Power - head 1 Pivot misadjustment . See " Assembly and Alignment " , Step 6 , page 11 . won't fully rise . - - See ' Maintenance . " 2 , Lubrication dried up - - Get authorized Sears Service 3 . Pivot spring not replaced properly after service . Blade binds , jams , 1 Improper operation . - - See ' Basic Saw Operation ' page 16 . burns wood . 2 . Dull blade . Replace or sharpen blade 3 . Improper blade . - - Replace with 8 - 1 4 " diameter blade designed for the materiaI being cut . 4 . Warped blade . Replace blade . Tool vibrates or 1 . Saw blade not round - - Replace blade . shakes . 2 , Saw blade damaged . - - Replace blade . 3 Saw blade loose - - Tighten arbor screw 4 . Other Get authorized Sears Service . 23
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WIRING DIAGRAM WARNING : For your safety , this miter saw is double insulated . To avoid electrical shock , fire , or injury use only parts identical to those identified in the parts lisL Reassemble exactly as originally assembled . WHITE ) FIELD LEAD ( RED ) FIELD LEAD _ a 3RAY ) BRAKE LEAD SWITCH WHITE _ RUSH - - WIDE BLADE BLACK ' BRUSH f BLACK YELLOWBUTTON LOCATOR To Prevent Switch Damage When Removing Leads : Trouble - shooting Of Brake By Qualified Service Per - son Only : Insert . 043 " dia . music wire or use switch pick avail - 1 . Unplug the power cord before each step . able from Lucerne Products , Hudson , Ohio 44236 2 . InstalI service brushes , especially if a delayed Telephone No . ( 216 ) 653 - 6661 . come - in of brake has been noticed before failure . 3 . Check brake circuit for continuity : Remove brush caps and brushes . Use ohmeter to check for conti - nuity from brass brush holder to brush holder . If open , locate exact place using ohmeter , As indi - cated by test , tighten a connection or replace field assembly or replace switch , 4 . If above tests do not produce a solution , then replace armature assembly , 5 . After repair , check direction of rotation of blade vs arrow on guard . 24
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CARBIDE TIPPED BLADES SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS & WARNINGS OSHA required industria ! users to inspect tool prior to mounting for cracks , chipped or bent teeth , or cutting edges that are not sharp . The tool must be completely clean to allow proper inspection . See CFR § 1910.213 WOODWORKING MACHINERY REQUIREMENTS - ITEM S - 7 " Al ! cracked saws shall be removed from service : ' Do not operate saw machine without proper saw blade guard in place . Other important instructions and warnings regarding your safety are contained in saw machine owner's manual . If you do not have such a manual , contact the machine manufacturer to obtain one before using the saw machine with this blade . Carbide is a very hard but brittle material . Care should be taken while mounting , using and storing carbide blades to prevent accidental damage . Slight shocks , such as striking tip during handling , can seriously damage the blade . Foreign objects in the workpiece , such as wire or nails , can also cause tips to crack or break off . Never use blade on saw machine that will exceed maximum recommended blade R . EM . Always wear proper eye protection which complies with current ANSI Standard Z87 . 1 when using any power tool . Before using , Always : • Visually examine blade and tips for cracks breakage , missing or loose tips , or other damage . DO NOT USE IF DAMAGE IS SUSPECTED . • Mount blade securely in proper rotation direction . • Never leave a running machine unattended . FAILURE TO HEED THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS REGARDING USE OF THIS PRODUCT CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS BODILY INJURY . 25
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repair karts PARTS LIST FOR 8 - 1 / 4 - INCH SLIDE COMPOUND MITER SAW MODEL NUMBER 113.234880 FIGURE 1 49 ( SEE FIGURE 2 ) 123 4 ( SEE FIGURE 3 ) 6 5 J 29 _ 28 26 16 3O 26
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repair parts PARTS LIST FOR 8 - 1 / 4 - INCH SLIDE COMPOUND MITER SAW MODEL NO . 113.234880 Always order by Part Number - Not by Key Number FIGURE 1 Key Part Key Part , Description Description No , No . No . No 27 820624 Fence 1 819179 Washer , Springx 28 818470 - I Screw , Fiat Hd . M5 x 0.8 - 12 2 8055614 Washer . , 505 13 / 16 x 1 / 32 29 820730 3 818656 _ Nut , LockM12x ! . 75 Guard , Fence Danger Knob 30 82O625 4 . . . . . . . See Figure 3 31 820732 Washer , Flat M8 . 5 x 16 x 1,2 5 820628 Spring , Torsion 32 . 813310kl Screw , Hex Hd M8 x 1.25 25 6 820627 Spacer , Tubular Support 33 STD852005 Lockwasher M5 7 820646 Shaft , Bevel 34 820237 - 6 Washer , M5x 11.5x 1.0 8 813249 - 156 Pin , Roll 6 x 30 35 820709 9 STD835025 Face , Clamp Screw , Hex M8 x 1.25 - 32 36 820708 Shaft , Threaded 10 STD840812 * Nut , M8x125 37 820710 Post 11 820647 A ' _ Bolt , Shoulder 38 813249 - 80 Pin , Roll 3 x 15 12 820623 Indicator , Bevel 39 820711 Arm , Vise 13 813313 - 1 Screw . Pan M5 x 0.8 10 40 820707 Knob 14 820640 Table 41 820712 t5 820644 Screw , Wing M6 x 1.0 - 20 Knob , Miter Lock 42 820626 Shaft 16 820632 Ring , Retaining E8 43 STD851010 * Washer , FlatM 10x 19x2 17 820641 Rod 44 STD882010 18 820645 Indicator , Miter * Lockwasher , Split - Ring M10 45 820717 19 820643 Bolt , Special M10 x 1.5 Shoe , Spring 46 820714 Handle , Lock 20 820642 Guide , Rod 47 820715 21 813313 Screw Pan M5 x 0.8 - 8 Spring , Compressionm 48 820716 Screw , Socket 3m 22 818677 Ball , Index 49 23 820649 See Figure 2 Spring , Detent SP5524 Owners Manual 24 820735 Base w / Scale 25 818471 - 4 Screw , Set M6 x t 0 - 10 ( Not Illustrated ) 26 820638 Extension * Standard Hardware Item - - May Be Purchased Locally _ i , WARNING : These Items Are Important To The Safety Of This Tool . Do Not Substitute Common Parts 27
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S _ FA / S 81A - INCH SLIDE owner'sal manu COMPOUND MITER SAW Now that you have purchased your 8 _ : * inch Slide Compound SERVICE Miter Saw , should a need ever exist for repair parts or service simply contact any Sears Service Center and most Sears , Roe - buck and Co stores . Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit , The model number of your 8 _ : _ inch Compound Miter Saw will be MODEL NO . found on a plate attached to the base , 113.234880 8 - 1A INCH COMPOUND MITER SAW When ordering repair parts , always give the following IF YOU NEED REPAIR information : SERVICE OR PARTS : PART NUMBER PART DESCRIPTION For Repair Service , Call this Toll Free Number MODEL NUMBER NAME OF ITEM 1 - 800 - 4 - REPAIR 113,234880 8 - _ A inch Slide Compound ( 1 - 800 - 473 - 7247 ) Miter Saw For Replacement Parts All parts listed may be ordered from any Sears Service Center information and Ordering , and most Sears stores . If the parts you need are not stocked Call this Toll Free Number : locally , your order will be electronically transmitted to a Sears 1 - 800 - FON - PART Repair Parts Distribution Center for handling , ( 1 - 800 - 366 - 7278 ) Sold by SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , Chicago , II . 60684 U . S . A . Part No . SP5524 Form No . SP5524 - 5 Printed in Taiwan 8 / 94
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0SP5524 Manual
1819179 Washer, spring
10STD840812 Nut, m8 x 1.25 (standard hardware item, may be ...
11820647 Bolt, shoulder (these items are important to th...
12820623 Indictor, bevel
13813313-1 Screw, pan m5 x 0.8-10
14820640 Table
15820644 Knob, miter lock
16820632 Ring, retaining e8
17820641 Rod
18820645 Indicator, miter
19820643 Shoe, spring
2805561-4 Washer, .505 x 13/16 x 1/32
20820642 Guide, rod
21813313 Screw
22818677 Ball index
23820649 Spring, detent
24820735 Base with scale
25818471-4 Screw, set m6 x 1.0-10
26820638 Extension
27820624 Fence
28818470-1 Screw, flat head m5 x 0.8-12
29820730 Guard, fence danger
3818656 Nut lock m12 x 1.75 (warning: these items are i...
30820625 Knob
31820732 Washer, flat m8.5 x 16 x 1.2
32813310-1 Screw, hex head m8 x 1.25-25
33STD852005 Lockwasher m5
34820237-6 Washer, m5 x 11.5 x 1.0
35820709 Face, clamp
36820708 Shaft, threaded
37820710 Post
38813249-80 Pin, roll 3 x 15
39820711 Arm, vise
4N/P See figure 3
40820707 Knob
41820712 Screw, wing m6 x 1.0-20
42820626 Shaft
43STD851010 Washer, flat m 10 x 19 x 2 (standard hardware i...
44STD852010 Lockwasher, split-ring m10 (standard hardware i...
45820717 Bolt
46820714-1 Handle, lock
47820715 Spring
48820716 Screw
49N/P See figure 2
5820628 Spring, torsion
6820627 Spacer, tubular support
7820646 Shaft, bevel
8813249-156 Pin, roll 6 x 30
9STD835025 Screw, hex m8 x 1.25-32 (standard harware item,...
0SP5524 Manual
1820989 Spring, compression
10820669 Nut, knurled
11820655 Screw, soc head m10 x 1.5-65
12820652 Pin-latch
13820653 Spring latch
14820654 Knob, latch
15813249-82 Pin, roll 3 x 20
16820629 Screw stop
17820651 Support
18820667 Bumper, rubber
19820659 Bearing, linear
2820625-1 Knob m8 x 1.25-20
20820630 Wrench
21820631 Clip, wrench
22813313-1 Screw, pan m5 x 0.8-10
23813249-158 Pin, roll 6 x 40
24820633 Clamp, cord
25820734 Pivot with scale
3STD840812 Nut, m8 x 1.25 (standard hardware item, may be ...
4818471-5 Screw, set m8 x 1.25-20
5820664 Block
6820663 Washer, felt 26 x 40 x 4
7820665 Plate, retaining
8813313 Screw
9820236-8 Nut, jam m10 x 1.5
0SP5524 Manual
1820536 Elbow, dust
10820696 Lock, arbor
11820697 Spring arbor
12820632-1 Retaining ring e-5
13508203 Switch
14818786 Button-lock (see note 2)
15820705 Handle l. h. molded
16STD840407 Nut, hex m4 x 0.7 (standard hardware item, may ...
17818671 Blade collar (warning: these items are importan...
189-32546 Blade, 8-1/4 (stock item, may be secured throug...
19507759 Blade, washer (includes key no. 17 and 20)(warn...
2818471-3 Screw
20816703 Screw hex washer hd. l.h. m8 x 1.25 (warning: t...
21820724 Screw, shoulder m5 x 0.8 (includes key no. 37)(...
22805549-24 Washer 13/64 x 1/2 x 1/16 (incl. 38) (see note 1)
23820725 Spacer
24820731 Screw, shoulder m6
2546-58507-3 Washer m8 x 11 x 0.5 (standard hardware item, m...
26STD851006 Washer 6 x 13 x 0.8 mm (standard hardware item,...
27STD840610 Nut, jam m6 x 1.0 (standard hardware item, may ...
28820729 Link (includes key no. 37)
3820704 Cord with plug guard (see note 1)
30820726 Retainer, guard (warning: these items are impor...
31820727 Guard, lower (incl. 38)
32817145 Screw, shoulder no. 10-32 x 3/4
33816677 Spring, guard (includes key no. 37) (caution: s...
34816818 Sleeve, rubber
35820721 Screw
36820722 Bearing
37STD511103 Screw, pan cross no. 10-32 x 3/8 (standard hard...
38818962 Bushing, hex with screw (see note 1)
39820736 Guard, upper
4816668 Cushion
40813315-2 Screw, pan m8 x 1.25-15
41STD852008 Lockwasher m8 (standard hardware item, may be p...
42817357-1 Screw
43818670 Clamp, cord
44820383-5 Lockwasher m6
45820732-2 Washer
46820732-1 Washer 7.5 x 16 x 0.6mm (see note 1)
5816755-2 Screw, pan m5 x 0.8-15
6820698 Brush (warning: these items are important to th...
7820699 Cap, brush
846-57509-3 Screw, pan m4 x 0.7-25 (standard hardware item,...
9820693 Motor and arm assembly