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SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE _ ARS owners manual MODEL NO . 113.244512 Serial Number Model and serial number may be found at the right - hand side of the frame . You should record both model and serial number in a safe place for future use . IO - INCH DIRECT DRIVE BAND SA W CAUTION : Read GENERAL and , , assembly ADDITIONAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • operating carefully , repair parts Sold by SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , Chicago , IL . 60684 U . S . A . Part No . 69188
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN BAND SAW If within one year from the date of purchase , this Craftsman Band 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 SERVICE 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 . . 698 / 731A , Sears Tower , Chicago . IL 60684 general safety instructions for power tools 1 . KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL Z87 . 1 ) at all times . Everyday eyeglasses only Read and understand the owner's manual and have impact resistant lenses , they are NOT labels affixed to the toot . Learn its application safety glasses . Also , use face or dust mask if and limitations as well as'the specific potential cutting operation is dusty , and ear protectors hazards peculiar to this toot , ( plugs or muffs ) during extended periods of operation . 2 . GROUND ALL TOOLS This tool is equipped with an approved 3 - 13 . SECURE WORK conductor cord and a 3 + prong grounding type Use clamps or a v + se to hold work when practi - plug to fit the proper grounding type receptacle cal . It's safer than using your hand , frees both The green conductor in the cord is the grouna . hands to operate tool . ing wire . Never connect the green wIre to a hve 14 . DON'T OVERREACH terminal . KeeD proper footing and balance at all times . 3 . KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE 15 . MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE - - in working order , and n proper adjustment Keep tools sharp and clean for best and safest and alignment . performance . Follow instructions for lubricating _ 4 _ REMOV = E ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES and changing accessories . Form a habit of checking to see that keys ane 16 . DISCONNECT TOOLS adjusting wrenches are removed from tool before servicing ; when changing accessories before turning ; t on . such as blades , bits . cutters , etc . 5 . KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN 17 . AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents . Make sure switch is m " OFF " position before Floor must not be slippery due to wax or saw . pluggtng in . dust . 18 . USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES 6 . AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT Consult the owner's manual for recommended Don't use power tools in damp or wet locations accessories . Follow the instructions that or expose them to rain . Keep work area well accompany the accessories . The use of im - lighted . Provide adequate surrounding work proper accessories may cause hazards . space . 19 . NEVER STAND ON TOOL 7 . KEEP CHILDREN AWAY Serious injury could occur if the tool is tipped All visitors should be kept a safe distance from or if the cutting tool is accidentally contacted . work area . Do not store materials above or near the tool 8 . MAKE WORKSHOP CHILD - PROOF such that it is necessary to stand on the tool to - - with padlocks , master switches , or by re - reach them . moving starter keys . 20 . CHECK DAMAGED PARTS 9 . DON'T FORCE TQOL Before further use of the tool , a guard or other It will do the job better and safer at the rate for part that is damaged should be carefully check - which it was designed . ed to ensure that it will operate properly and 10 . USE RIGHT TOOL perform its intended function . Check for align - Don't force tool or attachment to do a job it was ment of moving parts , binding of moving parts . not designed for . breakage of parts , mounting , and any other con - ditions that may affect its operation . A guard or 11 . WEAR PROPER APPAREL other part that _ s damaged should be properly Do not wear loose clothing , gloves , neckties or repaired or replaced . _ jewelry ( rings , wristwatches ) to get caught in 21 . DIRECTION OF FEED moving parts . NONSLIP footwear _ s recom - mended , Wear protective hair covering to con - Feed work into a blade or cutter against the direction of rotation of the blade or cutter only . tain long hair , Roll long sleeves above the elbow . 22 . NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED 12 . USE SAFETY GOGGLES ( Head Protection ) Turn power off . Don't leave tool until it comes Wear safety goggles ( must comply with ANSI to a complete stop .
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instructions for additi n saw onal safety ALWAYS adjust the upper blade guide and g , Safety is a combination of operator commonand sgnse and alertness at all times when the b blade guard to just clear the workpiece to protect the operator , to keep blade break - saw is being used . age to a minimum , and to provide maxi - WARNING : FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY , DO NOT mum support for blade . ATTEMPT TO OPERATE YOUR BAND SAW h . When cutting a large piece of material , UNTIL iT IS COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED AND provide additional support at table height . INSTALLED ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUC - i . Hold the work firmly against the table . TIONS . . . AND UNTIL YOU READ AND UNDER - Do not feed the material too fast while cut - STAND THE FOLLOWING : j . ting . Only feed the material fast enough so PAGE that the blade will cut . Keep fingers away from the blade . 1 . General Safety instructions for Power Tools 2 2 . Getting To Know Your Band Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 k . Use caution when cutting off material 3 . Basic Band Saw Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 which is irregular in cross section which 4 . Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 could pinch the blade before the cut is completed . A piece of molding for example ° Stability of Machine . must lay flat on the table and not be per - Your band saw must be bolted securely to a mitted to rock while being cut . work bench . In addition , if there is any tend - I . Use caution when cutting off round materi - ency for the band saw to tip over or move al such as dowel rods , or tubing . They have during certain operations such as cutting a tendency to roll while being cut causing long heavy boards , bolt your workbench to the blade to " bite " . Always clamp round the floor . material to a miter gauge , or provide , Location equivalent support . This band saw is intended for indoor use m . When backing up the workpiece , the blade only . may bind in the kerf ( cut ) . . . this is usually , Protection : Eyes , Hands , Face , Ears , Body caused by sawdust clogging up the kerf or because the blade comes out of the a . Always wear safety goggles that comply with ANSI Z87 . 1 . Wear a face shield if oper - guides . If this happens : ation is dusty . Wear ear plugs or muffs 1 . Turn off the band saw . . , remove plug during extended periods of operation . Do from power source outlet . . . remove not wear gloves , jewelry or watches , Roll cover from band saw . Insert a screw - long sleeves above the elbow . driver or wedge in the kerf . . , rotate the b . Do not cut pieces of material too small to wheels by hand while backing up the hold securely by hand . workpiece . Never leave the band saw work area with c . Avoid awkward hand positions where a n . sudden slip could cause a hand to move the power on , before the machine has into the blade . come to a complete stop , or without re - moving and storing the switch key . d . Never turn your band saw " ON " before o . clearing the table of all Objects ( tools , Never operate band saw with cover remov - scraps of wood , etc . ) except for the work - ed . piece and related feed or support devices p . Do not perform layout , assembly , or setup for the operation planned . work on the table while the blade is moving . e . Make sure the blade runs downward to - Turn saw " off " and remove plug from pow - q . ward the table . Always adjust tracking er supply outlet before installing or remov - wheel correctly so that the blade does not ing an accessory . run off the wheels . r . Use only RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES f . Always adjust blade tension correctly . listed on page 16 .
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band saw additional safety instructions for Should any part of this band saw be missing , 9 . Think Safety . bend , or fail in any way , or any electrical Safety is a combination of operator common component fail to perform properly , shut off sense and alertness whenever the band saw power switch and remove plug from power is in operation . supply outlet . Replace damaged , missing , 10 . This band saw is designed to cut wood and and ! or failed parts before resuming opera - wood like products only . tion . WARNING : DO NOT ALLOW FAMILIARITY GAINED FROM FREQUENT USE OF YOUR BAND SAW TO BECOME COMMONPLACE . ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT A CARELESS FRACTION OF A SECOND IS SUFFICIENT TO INFLICT SEVERE INJURY . 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 or ] Package ) before beginning power tool operation . Safety Goggles are available at Sears retail or catalog stores . READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS APPEARING ON THE INSTRUCTION PLATE ON THE FRONT OF THE BAND SAW : f | DIRECT DRIVE BA D SAW 4
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electrical motor specifications II requirements This plug requires a mating 3 - conductor ground - This machine is designed to use , and is equip - ed type outlet as shown . ped with , a 1725 RPM motor . It is wired for opera - tion on 110 - 120 volts , 60 Hz . , alternating current . If the outlet you are planning to use for this ( TOOL MUST NOT BE CONVERTED TO OPER - power tool is of the two prong type , DO NOT ATE ON 230 VOLT ) . REMOVE OR ALTER THE GROUNDING PRONG IN ANY MANNER . Use an adapter as shown For replacement motor refer to parts list in this below and always connect the grounding lug to a manual . known ground . CONNECTING TO POWER SUPPLY OUTLET It is recommended that you have a qualified elec - This machine must be grounded while in use to trician replace the TWO prong outlet with a pro - protect the operator from electric shock . perly grounded THREE prong outlet . Plug power cord into a 110 - 120V properly ground - ed type outlet protected by a 15 - amp . fuse or cir - GROUNDING LUG cuit breaker . If you are not sure that your outlet is properly grounded , have it checked by a qualified electri - SCREW cian . 3 . PRONG _ ' _ I _ q \ _ MAKE SURE TH , S iS WARNING : DO NOT PERMIT FINGERS TO TOUCH THE TERMINALS OF PLUGS WHEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING THE PLUG TO OR FROM THE OUTLET . WARNING : IF NOT PROPERLY GROUNDED ADAP ] ER THIS POWER TOOL CAN CAUSE AN ELECTRI - CAL SHOCK PARTICULARLY WHEN USED IN DAMP LOCATIONS CLOSE TO PLUMBING . IF AN ELECTRICAL SHOCK OCCURS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL OF A SECONDARY HAZARD An adapter as illustrated is available for connect - SUCH AS YOUR HANDS CONTACTING THE ing plugs to 2 - prong receptacles . The green SAW BLADE . grounding lug extending from the adapter must be connected to a permanent ground such as to If power cord is worn or cut , or damaged in any a properly grounded outlet box , way , have it replaced immediately . NOTE : The adapter illustrated is for use only if Your unit is for use on 110 - 120 volts , and has a you already have a properly grounded 2 - prong plug that looks like below . receptacle . Adapter is not allowed in Canada by the Canadian Electrical Code . The use of any extension cord wil ! cause some loss of power . To keep this to a minimum and to prevent overheating and motor burn - out , use the table below to determine the minimum wire size ( A . W . G . ) extension cord . GROUNDING PRONG Use only 3 wire extension cords which have 3 - _ PROPERLY prong grounding type plugs and 3 - prong recep - GROUNDED tacles which accept the tools plug . 3 - PRONG OUTLET Extension Cord Length Wire Size A . W . G . This power tool is equipped with a 3 - conductor cord and grounding type plug which has a Up to 100 Ft . 16 grounding prong , approved by Underwriters ' 100 - 200 Ft . 14 Laboratories and the Canadian Standards Associ - 200 - 400 Ft . 10 ation . The ground conductor has a green jacket and is attached to the tool housing at one end and to the ground prong in the attachment plug at the other end . 5
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contents CONTENTS POWER TOOL WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Adjusting Lower Blade Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Drive Belt Tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR Adjusting Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 POWER TOOLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BAND SAW ADDITIONAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Tension Adjustment Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 FOR BAND SAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Cover Knobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS AN D ELECTRICAL Blade Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Tension Lock Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 UNPACKING AND CHECKING CONTENTS . . . . . 6 Guide Bar Lock Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Table Lock Knobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 ASSEMBLY Bevel Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Mounting Band Saw to Workbench . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 On - Off Switch . . . . . . . . . . - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Clamping Band Saw to Workbench . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 BASIC BAND SAW OPERATION Installing the Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Sawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Installing the Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Tensioning the Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Tracking the Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Adjusting the Table Square to Blade . . . . . . . . . 11 RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Adjusting Upper Blade Guide TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Adjusting Upper Blade Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 REPAIR PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Adjusting Upper Thrust Bearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Adjusting Lower Blade Guide Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 i , npacking and checking contents WARNING : FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY , NEVER TOOLS NEEDED CONNECT PLUG TO POWER SOURCE OUTLET UNTIL ALL ASSEMBLY STEPS ARE COMPLETE , AND YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE , I , t , _ , 1 , 11 1 , I ' , ' li I = i ( , _ ' _ . _ SAFETY AND OPERATIONAL INSTRUCTIONS . COMBtNA - fION SQUARE Model 113.244512 Band Saw is shipped complete in one carton . Separate all parts from packing materials and # 2 PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER check each item with illustration and " Table of MEDIUM SCREWDRIVER Loose Parts " . Make certain all items are account - ed for , before discarding any packing material . If any parts are missing , do not attempt to assemble the band saw , plug in the power cord , or turn the switch on until the missing parts are HEX WRENCH obtained and installed correctly . 118 & 3 / 16 1 / 2 INCH WRENCH COMBINATIONSQUAREMUST BETRUE STRAIGHTEDGEOF DRAW LIGHT BOARD3 / 4 " THICK LINE ON BOARD THIS EDGEMUST BE ALONG THISEDGE _ . . _ . _ / PERFECTLYSTRAIGHT l'i l SHOULDBE NO GAPOROVERLAPHEREWHEN SQUARE IS FLIPPED OVER tN DOTTED POSITION 6
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ITEM TABLEOF LOOSE PARTS QTY . A Basic saw assembly 1 B Owners Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 C Saw Table assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 D Bag Assembly Part # 69189 Containing the following parts : Switch , Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Nut , Wing 1 / 4 - 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Screw , Truss Hd . 1 / 4 - 20 x 3t4 . . . . . . . . 1 Washer 17 ! 64 x 5 ! 8 x 1 / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Washer 17164 x 47164 x 1 / 16 . . . . . . . . . 2 Indicator , Bevel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Screw , Pan Cross 10 - 24 x 1 / 4 . . . . . . . . 1 Insert , Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 C assembly MOUNTING BAND SAW TO WORKBENCH NOTE : Front two mounting bolts should be inserted from the bottom with washer and nut on If band saw is to be used in a permanent loca - top . tion , it should be fastened securely to a firm sup - porting surface such as a workbench . If mounting to a workbench , holes should be drilled through supporting surface of the work - bench using dimensions illustrated . 1 . Each leg should be bolted securely using 5 / 16 " diameter machine screws , Iockwashers , and 5 / 16 " hex nuts ( not included ) . Screw _ 3 , ' 8 " [ ) IAME ' ' _ TE - ' _ length should be ! 1 / 2 " plus the thickness of the bench top . 6 - 5 / 16 " ( 4 _ HOLES 2 . Locate and mark the holes where band saw is to be mounted . _ _ - - _ 10 - 13 / 16 " - . _ 3 . Drill ( 4 ) 3 / 8 " diameter holes through work - bench . 4 . Place band saw on workbench aligning holes in feet with holes drilled in workbench . 5 . Insert all four 5 / 16 " screws and tighten . An alternate method of mounting is to fasten band saw to a mounting board . The board should 24 " MtN " I 4 be of sufficient size to avoid tipping of saw while in use . Any good grade of plywood or chipboard with a 314 " minimum thickness is recommended . ( Thinner chipboard can break . ) / * - - _ + 3 / 8 " D _ AMETER _ 4 , HOL _ S o Follow instructions for mounting to work - 6 - 5 / 16 " 18 " MIN bench , substituting a board 18 " x 24 " mini - mum size and using 5 / 16 inch flat head screws , Iockwashers , and hex nuts ( not in - cluded ) . Screw length should be 11 / 2 ' ' plus _ - - - - 10 13,16 " - _ - _ the thickness of the mounting board . NOTE : For proper stability , holes must be counter sunk so screw heads are flush with the bottom surface of supporting board .
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assembly 2 . Securely clamp board to workbench using " C " clamps . " C " CLAMP NOTE : Supporting surface where band saw is mounted should be examined carefully after mounting to insure that no movement during use can result . If any tipping or walking is noted , secure workbench or supporting surface before operating band saw . BASE CLAMPING BANDSAW TO WORKBENCH The Band Saw can be clamped directly to a workbench using two ( 2 ) or more " C " clamps on base of unit . WORKBENCH GUIDEBAR INSTALLING THE TABLE LOCK Apply a coat of automobile wax to the table topon and inside surfaces of trunnion that slide UPPER frame . GUIDE ASSEMBLY 1 . Loosen the guide bar lock knob and position the upper guide assembly all of the way up . Tighten lock knob . 2 . Locate two ( 2 ) knobs and two ( 2 ) 17 / 64 x BAND SAW ' - - - - - - - - 47 / 64 x 1 / 16 washers in loose parts bag , and TABLE FRAME the table assembly in loose parts . ASSEMBLY MOUNTING RIB . Place table assembly onto band saw frame with the trunnion against mounting rib in frame . BAND SAW FRAME TRUNNION SLOTS . Hold table assembly against the frame and install two ( 2 ) table lock knobs and washers as shown through the trunnion stots and tighten . TABLELOCK KNOBS 1 8
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5 . Locate bevel indicator and 10 - 24xl / 4 pan cross hd . screw in loose parts bag . , Install bevel indicator and screw as shown using a phillips screwdriver . NOTE : This unit comes with the Band Saw blade installed , assembly continues on p . 10 , " Tension - ing the Blade . " i i , , i , i , _ i , i i , mlrll i © GUIDE BAR REPLACING THE BLADE LOCK KNOB UPPERSUIOE 1 , Loosen the guide bar lock knob and position ASSEMBLY the upper guide assembly approximately one inch above the table and tighten lock knob . . Loosen the two blade guard mounting screws and remove the blade guard . . Loosen the guide bar lock knob and position the upper guide assembly approximately two GUIDE BAR LOCK inches above the table as shown and tighten the lock knob . 4 . Remove table insert , truss head screw , wash - er and wing nut from the table ( See Assem - bly , p . 13 - " Adjusting the Table " ) . Replace these parts after the blade is installed , ten - sioned and tracked . . Loosen the two screws in the front of the upper blade guide assembly that secure the blade guides and separate them about 1 / 8 " . Loosen the two screws in the side of the upper guide assembly and slide guides and thrust bearing all of the way back . 7 . Tighten all screws . GUIDE i , iiii ii i _ i , i _ wr COVER COVER _ RA ; , , T KNO 8 . Loosen the three ( 3 ) cover knobs by turning COVER counterclockwise and remove cover . NOTE : Replace the bandsaw cover after blade is properly installed , tensioned and tracked . COVER KNOB 9
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assembly o Loosen the two screws that secure the lower i blade guides and separate them about 1 / 8 " . 10 . Loosen the screw holding the lower blade guide support and slide support all the way L toward the rear of the saw , and retighten all screws . \ i BLADE WARNING : TO AVOID BEING SCRAPED SHOULD BLADE SUDDENLY UNCOIL , WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES AND CAREFULLY UNCOIL THE BLADE HOLDING IT AT ARMS LENGTH . 11 . Place the blade over the wheels with the SLOT iN TABLE teeth pointing downward toward the table as shown . Make sure the blade is in the center ) RIVE WHEEL of the rubber tires . IDLER WHEEL TENSION LOCK TENSIONING THE BLADE KNOB NOTE : Your bandsaw can use only 114 inch wide blades , 56 - 718 inches long . A blade is included with this saw . TENSION ADJUSTING KNOB . Loosen the tension lock knob ( 1 / 4 of a turn counter - clockwise ) . Turn the tension adjust - ing knob clockwise until blade has proper tension . To check blade tension , push thumb against side of blade between lower wheels . Blade should move only slightly with moder - ate pressure . Be careful not to overtension blade . Retighten tension lock knob . . If too much blade tension has been applied , blades may tend to break more easily and blade life will be shorter . If too little blade tension has been applied , blade may not track easily , may slip on wheels , or will move too easily when check - ing tension . , Turn the upper wheel by hand clockwise a few turns and notice if the blade remains in the approximate center of the tires . NOTE : Tension lock knob must be tightened _ . fore moving blade . if the blade moves away from the center of the tires while you are turning the wheels , the blade is not TRACKING properly . 10
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TRACKING THE BLADE Loosen the Tension Lock Knob ( 1 / 4 of a turn ° TRACKING ADJUSTMENT TENSION SET SCREW counter - clockwise ) and turn the tracking LOCK KNOB adjustment set screw slightly with a 1 / 8 " hex wrench . ( Turning the set screw moves the tension wheel back and forth . ) . If the blade moves toward the front of the band saw : Turn the tracking adjustment screw clockwise about 1 / 4 of a turn , as though you were tightening it . If the blade moves toward the back of the band saw : Turn the tracking adjustment screwas counter clockwise about 1 / 4 of a turn though you were loosening it . Turn the screw just enough to cause the blade to run in the approximate center of all tires . . After adjusting , tighten tension knob and turn upper wheel by hand clockwise a few turns and notice if the blade remains in the approximate center of the tires , Readjust if necessary , until blade is tracking properly . ALIGNING THE TABLE SQUARE TO BLADE 1 . Loosen table lock knobs . 2 . Place a square on the table in front of the blade as illustrated . , Tilt table up or down to align table 90 degrees to blade ( 0 degree position ) and tighten lock knobs . . Adjust zero stop set screw using a 1 / 8 " hex wrench until set screw just touches frame . 0 . Check squareness of blade to table . Make readjustments if necessary . 6 . Set bevel indicator to line up with zero . ZSEERTOSCSRTEOWP NOTE : When table is tilted to a bevel angle , the lower blade guide support should be lowered to clear the table . After bevel cutting and returning table to zero position , always raise the lower blade guide up to provide maximum support for the blade . LOWER GWDE SUPPORT 11
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assembly NOTE : The upper and lower blade guides support _ he blade and keep it from twisting during opera - tion . An adjustment is necessary when blades are changed , replaced or installed for the first time , ADJUSTING UPPER BLADE GUIDE ASSEMBLY 1 . Loosen lower screw on side of upper blade guide assembly and slide assembly forward until the front edge of the blade guides are GULLET approximately 1 / 32 , from the GULLET of the saw blade . Tighten screw . i i . v ADJUSTING UPPER BLADE GUIDES SAW b 1 . Loosen the two screws that lock the upper BLADE " - blade guides and press the two guides evenly against the sides of the blade but do not pinch the blade . Release the guides and ro - , BLADE GUIDES tate the upper wheel slightly clockwise mov - ing the blade downward . Make sure one guide is not further away from the blade than ( " ¢ ' - ) LJ v the other . Tighten both screws . - , . L . _ _ ADJUSTING UPPER THRUST BEARING 1 / 32 " NOTE : The thrust bearing supports the blade from the rear and will rotate when the blade is Z ushed against it while you are cutting . As soon X you stop cutting , the bearing should stop rotating . . To adjust , loosen the upper screw on the side of the upper blade guide assembly and slide the bearing forward until it is approximately 1 / 32 " from the back of the blade . Tighten screw . Rotate upper wheel slightly clockwise to check clearance . Readjust if necessary . ADJUSTING LOWER BLADE GUIDE ASSEMBLY / _ _ 23 " 1 . Loosen the screw ( as shown ) on the side of the lower blade guide assembly and slide BEARING assembly forward until bearing is approxi - mately 1 / 32 " from the back of the blade . Blade guides will align with this adjustment . Tighten screw . _ t _ 1 ADJUSTING LOWER BLADE GUIDES 1 . Loosen the two screws that lock the lower blade guides and press the two guides evenly . . _ BLADE against the sides of the blade but do not pinch the blade . Release the guides and ro - I tate the upper wheel slightly clockwise mov - @ , ing the blade downward . Make sure one L . . guide is not further away from the blade than the other . Tighten both screws . BLADE GUIDES NOTE : After all adjustments have been made , turn the upper wheel by hand ( clockwise ) a few turns to check blade travel and clearance . 12
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DRIVE BELT TENSION DRIVEBELT WARNING : TO AVOID INJURY DUE TO ACCI - DENTAL START , UNPLUG TOOL BEFORE MAKING ADJUSTMENTS . The tension on the drive belt has been set at the factory . If adjustment is needed , use a 3 / 16 " hex wrench to loosen upper and lower cap screws . Pull motor away from drive wheel to apply proper CAP SCREWS tension to drive belt . Retighten cap screw while DRIVE WHEEL holding motor in place . ADJUSTING THE TABLE BLADE 1 . Replace the blade guard on the upper assem - GUARD bly and tighten screws . \ 2 . Locate the table insert and place it in the " [ RUSSHEAD opening in the table . Align slot in the insert SCREW with the slot in the table . . Locate a 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 " truss head screw , a flat washer , and a 1 / 4 - 20 wing nut in loose parts . Insert screw into hole in table top as TABLE illustrated . INSERT 4 . From the underside of the table , install wash - TABLE er and wing nut onto the truss head screw and tighten finger tight . This will keep the table flat and in alignment . 5 . Replace the band saw cover . now saw erring to your ban TRACKING ADJUSTMENT SCREW 1 4 TENSION ADJUSTING KNOB TENSION FRAME LOCK KNOB 5 GUIDE BAR LOCK KNOB 2 3 COVER " [ ABLE BLADE KNOBS GUIDES ADE TABLE INSERT 6 LOCK KNOBS 7 BEVEL BASE 8 SCALE TRUNNION ON - OFF SWITCH COVER ' BACK FRONT 13
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etting to know your band saw o Tension adjusting knob . . . Tightening the Guide bar lock knob . . . The upper blade knob ( clockwise ) will increase the tension on guide assembly should just clear the work - the blade . Loosening it ( counter clockwise ) piece while cutting . Always adjust the upper will decrease the tension . ( Tension lock knob guide assembly and lock the guide bar by must be released ) . tightening the blade guide lock knob before turning on the band saw . . Cover knobs . . . Secure cover to frame by tightening all three ( 3 ) cover knobs . . Table lock knobs . . . Loosening knobs allows the table to be tilted and tightening knobs . Blade Guides . . . Supports the blade and locks the table in place . keeps it from twisting during operation . An adjustment is necessary when blades are . Tilt ( bevel ) scale . . . Shows degree table is changed or replaced . tilted for bevel cutting . . Tension lock knob . . . Holds position of the upper wheel which is set by the tension adjusting knob . , ON - OFF SWITCH . The On - Off Switch has a locking feature . THIS FEATURE IS INTEND - ED TO HELP PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED AND POSSIBLY HAZARDOUS USE BY CHILDREN AND OTHERS . 1 . To turn machine on insert key into switch . • IOTE : Key is made of yellow plastic ; locate in loose parts bag . 2 . Insert finger under switch lever and pull end of switch out . 3 . To turn machine OFF . . . PUSH lever in . NEVER LEAVE THE MACHINE UNATTENDED UNTIL IT HAS COME TO A COMPLETE STOP . iiiii i 4 . To lock switch in OFF position . . , hold switch IN with one hand . . . REMOVE key with other hand . WARNING : FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY , ALWAYS LOCK THE SWITCH " OFF " WHEN MACHINE iS OT IN USE . . . REMOVE KEY AND KEEP IT IN AA FE PLACE . ALSO . . . IN THE EVENT OF POWER FAILURE ( ALL OF YOUR LIGHTS GO OUT ) TURN SWITCH OFF . . . REMOVE THE KEY AND STORE IT REMOTE FROM BAND SAW . THIS WiLL PREVENT THE MACHINE FROM STARTING UP AGAIN WHEN THE POWER COMES BACK ON . 14
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basic ban saw operation SAW A band saw is basically a " curve cutting " mach - KERF ine . It is also used for straight - line cutting opera - WORKPIECE tions such as cross cutting , ripping , mitering , beveling , compound cutting , and resawing . It is not capable of doing inside cutting . This band saw is designed to cut wood and wood like products only . For general type scroll cutting , follow the pattern lines by pushing and turning the workpiece at the same time . Do not try to turn the workpiece BLADE PATTERN LINE while engaged in the blade without pushing it ; the workpiece could bind or twist the blade . RIGHT - Planning ahead by turning workpiece for cutting a curve . A curve cut is best performed by keeping the pattern line in line with the blade while turning WORKFtOE the workpiece before the radius of the curve is cut . The blade should cut in the middle of the pattern line ( saw kerf ) since wood cutting band saw blades are thin . NOTE : Blade guard is raised for clarity of picture only . PATTERN LiNE WRONG - Not planning ahead for cutting a curve could bind or twist blade if workpiece i _ forced . SAWING 1 . Adjust the upper guide assembly to just clear the workpiece . . Use both hands while feeding the work into WORKPIECE the blade . Hold the workpiece firmly against the table . Use gentle pressure . Do not force the work , but allow the blade to cut . BLADE . The smallest diameter circle that can be cut out is determined by the width of the blade . A 1 / 4 " wide blade will cut a minimum dia - meter of approximately 1 - 1 / 2 " . Relief cuts are made when an intricate curve ( too I small a radius for a 1 / 4 - inch blade ) is to be cut . A relief cut is made by cutting through scrap sec - RELIEF tion of workpiece to curve in pattern line , then CU _ S carefully backing blade out . Several relief cuts PATTERN LINE should be made for intricate curves , then follow pattern line as sections are cut off of curve " relieving " blade pressure . NOTE : Blade guard is raised for clarity of picture only . 15
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maintenance WARNING : FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY , TURN SWITCH " OFF " AND REMOVE PLUG FROM POWER OUTLET BEFORE MAINTAINING OR LUBRICATING YOUR BAND SAW . TIRES Pitch and sawdust that accumulate on the tires should be removed with a stiff brush or scraped off with a piece of wood . Do not use a sharp knife or any kind of solvent . When the tires become worn they should be re - placed . When replacing the tires , put a thin layer of rubber cement on the outside of the wheels BLACK and inside of the tires . Allow to dry , then slide tires onto wheels aligning tires inside wheel edges . GENERAL Keep your Band Saw clean . - MOTOR Remove sawdust from the inside frequently . Do not allow pitch to accumulate on the table , blade insert , blade guides , or thrust bearings . Clean them with Craftsman Gum and Pitch _ Remover . Apply a thin coat of automobile - type wax to the table so the wood slides easily while cutting . Also apply wax to the inside surfaces of the trunnion . MOTORIELECTRICAL Frequently vacuum or blow out any sawdust from the motor . If the power cord is worn , cut , or damaged in any way , have it replaced immediately . LUBRICATION All of the BALL BEARINGS are permanently lubricated . They require no further lubrication . RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES Item Cat . No . Miter Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 24214 Blades ( 56 - 7 / 8 " iength ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Catalog The above recommended accessories are current and were available at the time this manual was printed . 16
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| rou ieshooting WARNING : FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY , TURN SWITCH " OFF " AND REMOVE PLUG FROM POWER OUTLET BEFORE READJUSTING OR ALIGNING YOUR BAND SAW . REMEDY PROBABLE CAUSE TROUBLE 1 . Defective On - Off switch . 1 . Replace defective parts before using Motor will not run . Defective power or motor cord . Band Saw again . 2 . Motor Defective . . Consult Sears Service . Any attempt to repair this motor may create a HAZARD unless repair is done by a qualified service technE - clan . Repair service is available at your near - est Sears Store . 1 , Blade does not run in the 1 . Not tracking properly . Adjust tracking , see Assembly Section , " Tracking the Blade . " approximate center of the upper wheel . 1 , 1 . Band Saw slows down Cutting too small a radius . Stop feeding , and back up the material slightly , until the band saw speeds up . . 2 . Dull blade . Replace blade . hen cutting . 1 . 1 . Adjust tension . See Assembly section Too much tension , Blades breaking . " Tensioning The Blade . " 2 . Use correct cutting technique . See Basic Kink in blade caused by cut - 2 . Band Saw Operation Section . ting too small a radius or turn - ing the material too fast when cutting . 1 . Too much blade tension . 1 . Adjust blade tension . See Assembly Motor sounds under section " Tensioning The Blade . " load when not cutting . 2 . Too much belt tension . 2 . Adjust belt tension . See Assembly Section " Drive Belt Tension . " 1 . 1 . Adjust upper and lower blade guides and Blade will not allow for Blade guides and bearings bearings . See Assembly section " Adjusting not properly adjusted . general straight cutting . Upper Blade Guide Assembly . " 2 . Replace blade . 2 . Defective blade . 17
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PARTS LIST FOR CRAFTSM 10 INCH MOTORIZED BANDSP , W " R MODEL 113.244512 " 0 3 2 8 7 10 12 13 58 62 59 15 16 2 . 15 62 24 19 21 20 22 60 2g 43 , 49 39 27 10 52 32 41 10 40 2O 54 , 53 / 19 28 27 49 13 i 29 19 l _ f . - - j 19 31
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PARTS LIST FOR CRAFTSMAN 10 INCH MOTORIZED BANDSAW MODEL NO . 113.244512 ALWAYS ORDER BY PART NO . AND DESCRIPTION - NOT BY KEY NO . Key Part Key Part . Description Description No . No No . No . 1 69165 35 60102 Ring - Retaining 5160 Screw - Soc . Cap . 1 / 4 - 20xl 2 STD315505 36 69172 * Bearing - Ball Spacer 3 69166 37 60528 Ring - Retaining 5000 Bearing - Ball Tire 4 69177 38 69169 Shaft - Guide Support 814351 Washer - Plastic 5 39 69174 Support - Lower Guide 6 69179 Wheel - Idler 40 69175 Support - Guide 7 69170 41 STD512507 * Screw - Pan Cross 1 / 4 - 20x3 / 4 Shaft - Upper Wheel 8 69154 Guide - Wheel 42 STD551010 * Washer 13 / 64x1 / 2x3164 69158 Knob 9 43 STD511005 * Screw - Pan Cross 10 - 24x1 / 2 STD551025 * Washer 17164x47164x 1 / 16 44 69167 10 Rod - Guide Support 11 803709 Connector Wire 45 69152 Guard - Blade STD502503 46 69163 12 * Screw - Set Hex Cup 1 ! 4 - 20x318 Ring - Retaining 69157 Knob 47 60529 13 Bearing - Ball 14 69146 48 69171 Clamp - Guide Rod Shaft - Upper Guide STD551208 * Lockwasher - Ext . # 8 49 69153 Guide 15 $ 16 STD600803 * Screw - Pan Cross 8 - 32x3 / 8 5O 69173 Support - Upper Guide 17 62442 51 69176 Table - Band Saw Switch - Locking 18 60256 52 60531 Switch - Key Screw - Locking Set 1 / 4 - 20x5 / 8 19 STD551131 * Lockwasher - 5116 53 60532 Screw - Flat Cross 1 / 4x20x1 * Nut - Hex 5 / 16 - 18 54 20 STD541031 69156 Insert - Table Cover - Switch 55 60530 Screw - Truss Hd . 1 / 4 - 20x3 / 4 21 69149 69164 Relief Strain 56 9414920 Washer 17164x518x1116 22 * Screw - Pan HD . 8 - 32x5 / 16 57 STD541625 23 STD510802 * Nut - Wing 1 / 4 - 20 Cord - Power 58 60533 24 69147 Ring - Retaining eMotor 59 25 69161 69160 Knob Trunnion 6O 69148 26 69178 Cover - Frame STD54 ! 025 * Nut Hex 1 / 4 - 20 61 69180 Wheel - Drive 27 28 69155 Indicator Bevel 62 69168 Shaft - Wheel STD511003 * Screw - Pan Cross 10 - 24x3 ! 8 63 69144 29 Belt - Timing 64 69162 30 69150 Foot - Frame Pulley - Timing Belt * Screw - Hex Hd . 5 ! 16 - 18xl 1 / 2 65 69145 31 STD523115 Blade - Band Saw ( 56 - 7 / 8 " Long ) Frame 69188 32 69151 Owners Manual ( Not Ills . ) ST D510603 * Screw - Pan Hd . 6 - 32x3 / 8 69189 33 Bag Of Loose Parts ( Not Ills . ) 34 STD551125 * Lockwasher - l / 4 • Any attempt to repair this motor may create a hazard unless repair is done by a qualified service technician . Repair service is available at your nearest Sears store . * . o , t _ nd _ rd H _ rdw _ rp . Itp . m . _ - Mav Be . Purchased Locally
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owners manual CH SA SERVICE Now that you have purchased your 10 - Inch Band 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 . 113.244512 The model number of your 10 - Inch Band Saw will be found on a plate at the right - hand side of the saw . WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS , ALWAYS HOW TO ORDER GIVE THE FOLLOWING _ , JFORMATION : REPAIR PARTS PART NUMBF D P , { T DESCRIPTION NAME OF ITEM MODEL NUMBER 10 - Inch Band Saw 113.244512 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 . Form No . SP5031 PRINTED IN TAIWAN 3 / 86 Part No . 69188
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