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Save This Manual For Future Reference Model No . 1t 3,248212 113.248212 Single Speed Band Saw with Leg Set Nlodel No . 113.248322 Two Speed Band Saw 113 _ 248322 with Leg Set Serial Number Model and serial numbers may be found at the left - hand side of the base , . 12 BNCH BA SAW You should record both model and serial number in a safe place for future use . oassembBy o operating FO YOU o repair parts SAFETY READ ALL iNSTRUCTiONS CAREFULLY \ . J . J Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL . 60179 U . S . A . Printed in US A Part No . . SP5779
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FULLONEYEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN BAND SAW If within one year from the date of purchase , this Craftsman Saw fails due to a defect in material or workmanshipS , earswillrepairit , free ofcharge . WARRANTYSERVICEtS AVAILABLEBYSIMPLYCONTACTINGTHENEARESTSEARSSERVICE CENTER / DEPARTMENTTHROUGHOUTTHEUNITEDSTATES . Thiswarrantyapplies only whilethisproductis usedin the UnitedStates , Thiswarrantygivesyouspecificlegalrights , andyoumayalso haveotherrightswhichvaryfrom stateto state , . Sears _ Roebuckand CO . . , Dt817WA HoffmanEstates , IL60179 TABLE OF CONTENTS Sectton Tttle Page Number Location and Function of Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . 7 Safety Instructions for Band Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . On - Off Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Glossary of Terms for Woodworking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . Electrical Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . . Tilting Head for Bevel Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 7 . . . . . . General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . d8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . justing A Bevel Lock Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 7 . . . . . . Model Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . asic Band Saw Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 8 . . . . . . . Unpacking and Checking Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 . . . Circle Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sawdust Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . Assembly and Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1 . . . . . . . . Assembling Leg Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . ! . . . . Installing Sanding Attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . 2 . . . Adjusting Leveling Feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 3 . . . . . . . Installing the Sanding Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . 2 . . . . Attaching the Handwheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 3 . . Installing 1 / 16 " Blade and Blade Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mounting the Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . Connecting the Motor _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 7 . . . . . . . . . . . Scrolling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . Recommended Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . 6 . . . . Selecting Blade Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 8 . . Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . . Recommended Speed Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 8 . . . . . . Changing Speed Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 8 . . . . . . . . . . Trouble Shooting - All Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . 7 . Attaching Trim Caps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T1 . . 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . rouble Shooting - Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . 8 . . Parts Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Getting to Know Your Band Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 9 . Installing the Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . Drive Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . 0 . . . . . . . . . Aligning the Blade and Base Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . 2 . . . . . . . Blade Guide Assemblies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bevel Drive and Motor Mount Mounting the Front Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 4 . . . . Assembly Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Squaring the Blade to the Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . . Leg Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . 6 . . . . . . Adjusting Front Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . for Band Saw Safety Instructions SAFETY SIGNAL WORDS Assembly and alignrnent , ( See pages 11 - 18 ) DANGER : means if the safety information is not fol - , Learn the use and function of the ON - OFF switch , lowed someone will be seriously injured or killed bevel handwheel , bevel lock knob , blade guides , backup bearings , guide bar lock knob , and blade WARNING : means if the safety information is not guard ( See page 19 . ) followed someone could be seriously injured or killed . • Review and understanding of all safety instructions CAUTION : means if the safety information is not fol - and operating procedures in is manual lowed someone might be injured • Review of the maintenance methods for this saw , Safety is a combination of common sense , staying alert ( See page 36 . ) and knowing how your band saw works . Read this manual to understand this saw , Read the following WARNING labels found on the front of the saw : BEFORE USING THE SAW : WARNING : To avoid mistakes that could cause serious , permanent Injury , do not plug the saw In until the following steps are completed . t Read men _ e ] before using saw 5 . Do nat remove tammed cutoff pieces until 9 , Turn power off and walt for biade 1ostop 2 Wear safely goggles that meet ANSi blade has stopped , before adjusting or servicing Z87o1 standards 6 . Maintain proper adjustment of blade tension , 10 , Malnlaln 1116 inch maximum distance 3 . Be sure blade Is Installed with teelh blade guides , and thrust beadngs between table and sanding belt , pointing down . 7 Ad | usl uppor guide to just clear the wosd 4 . Keep lingers away frQm the moving blade . 8 , Hold workplace firmly against the labla _
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WHEN INSTALLING OR MOVING THE SAW broken pads , stable mounting , and AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT . Use the saw in a dry , indoor place protected from rain Keepwork area • any other conditions that may affect the way the saw well lighted works To avoid injury from unexpected saw movement : If any part is missing , bent , or broken in any way , or any electrical parts don't work properly , turn the saw o ! l and • Put the saw on a firm level surface where there is unplug the saw . . REPLACE damaged , missing , or failed plenty of room for handling and properly supporting parts before using the saw again fl _ e workpiece MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE Keep ll _ e saw clean • Support the saw so the table is level and the saw does for best and safest performance Follow instructions for not rock lubricating Bolt the saw to the floor or work surface if it tends to REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES from slip , walk , or slide during operations like cutting long , tool before turning it on heavy boards . To avoid injury from jams , slips or thrown pieces or • Turn saw ofl and unplug cord before moving the saw broken blades : To avoid injury or death from electrical shock : Use of right Made size , style and cutting speed tor the material and the type ol cutting you plan to do GROUND THE SAW . This saw has an approved 3 - conductor cord and a 3 - prong grounding type plug . . USE ONLY RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES , ( See Use only 3 - wire grounded outlets rated t20 volts , 15 page 36 ) Consult this Owner's manual for recom - amperes ( amps ) The green conductor in the cord is mended accessories Follow the instructions that the grounding wire To avoid electrocution , NEVER come with the accessories . . The use of improper connect the green wire to a live terminal accessories may cause risk of injury to persons • Make sure your lingers do not touch the plug's metal • Make sure the blade teeth point downward , toward prongs when plugging or unplugging the saw the table To avoid back injury , get help or use recommended • Make sure the blade guides and thrusl bearings are casters when you need to move the saw Always get properly adjusted help if you need to lift the saw , • Make sure the blade or sanding belt tension is prop - NEVER STAND ON TOOL . Serious injury could occur erly adjusted il the tool tips or you accidentally hit the cutting tool . Do not store anything above or near the toot where anyone , Before sanding , adjust the sanding platen 1oclearthe might stand on the tool to reach them ° table by no more than t / 8 of an inch BEFORE EACH USE : • Make sure the bevel clamp is tight and no parts tlave excessive play Inspect your saw ° To avoid accidental blade conlact , minimize blade DISCONNECT THE SAW . . To avoid injury from acciden - breakage and provide maximum blade supporl , al - tal starling , unplug the saw , turn the switch oil and ways adjust the upper blade guide and blade guard lo remove the switch key before changing the setup , re - just clear the workpiece moving covers , guards , blade or sanding belt . KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN Cluttered areas and CHECK DAMAGED PARTS , , Check for : benches invite accidents . Floor must nol be slippery alignment ol moving parts , To avoid burns or other fire damage , never use tf _ esaw near flammable liquids , vapors or gases • binding of moving parts , 3
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Any power saw can throw foreign objects into the eyes . . Plan ahead to protect your eyes , hands , face This can cause perrnanent eye damage . Wear safety and ears . goggles ( not glasses ) that comply with ANSI Z871 KNOW YOUR SAW . Read and understand the owner's ( shown on package ) Everyday eyeglasses have only _ manual and labels affixed to the tool . . Learn its application impact resistance lenses . They are not safety glasses . and limitations as well as the specific potential hazards Safety goggles are available at Sears retail catalog peculiar to this tool . . stores Glasses or goggles not in compliance with ANSI To avoid injury from accidental contact with moving pars , Z87 . 1 could seriously hurt you when they break don't do layout , assembly , or set up work on the saw • Do not wear loose clothing , gloves , neckties or jewelry while any parts are moving . ( rings , wrist watches ) . . They can get caught and draw AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING . Make sure switch is you into moving parts " OFF " before plugging saw into a power outlet * Wear nonslip footwear Plan your work . * Tie back long hair - USE THE RIGHT TOOL . . Don't force tool or attachment ° Roll long sleeves above the elbow to do a job it was designed to do . . • Use model 113248212 to cut and sand only wood , * Noise levels vary widely = To avoid possible hearing wood like products and plastics . damage , wear ear plugs or muffs when using saw for ' hours at a time . CAUTION : To avoid blade breakage , fire or other ] damage to the saw , NEVER use model 113.248212 ° For dusty operations , wear a dust mask along with the J to cut metals . safety goggles . ° Use model 113248322 to cut and sand only wood , Inspect your ' workpiece . wood like products , plastics and non - ferrous metals Make sure there are no nails or foreign objects in the CAUTION : Model 113 _ 248322 is NOT designed for ' part of the workpiece to be cut cutting or ' sanding ferrous metals like iron or steel . When cutting or sanding non - ferrous metals ( brass , copper ' and aluminum , etc . ) , metal shavings can react with wood dust and start a fire . Use extra caution with large , very small or ' awkward To avoid this : workpieces : • Disconnect any type of dust collecting hose • Use extra supports ( tables , saw horses , blocks , etc . ) from the saw . for any workpieces large enough to tip when not held . Remove all traces of wood dust from inside the down to the table top saw . NEVER use another person as a substitute for a table . Remove all metal shavings from inside the saw extension , or as additional support for a workpiece that before sawing wood again . is longer or wider than the basic saw table , or to help feed , support or pull the workpieceo When cutting irregularly shaped workpieces , plan your work so it will not slip and pinch the blade . . A piece of molding for example , must lie flat or be held by a fixture of jig that will not let it twist , rock or slip while being cut , . Dress for safety Properly support round material such as dowel rods , or tubing . They have a tendency to roll during a cut , causing the blade to " bite " . To avoid this , always use a " V " block or ' clamp the work to the miter gage . . ° Cut only one workpiece at a time .
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Before freeing any jammed material : • Cleareverythingexcepttheworkpieceandrelatedw suppordt evicesoffthetablebeforeturningthesa , Turn switch " OFF " on Plan the way you will hold the workpiece from start , Remove switch key to finish , • Unplug the saw Do not hand hold pieces so small that your fingerswiil go • Wait for all moving paris to stop under the blade guard Use jigs or fixtures to hold the work and keep your hands away from the blade When backing up the workpiece , the blade may bind in the kerf ( cut ) _ This is usually caused by sawdust SECURE WORK Use clamps to hold work when clogging up the kerr or because the blade comes out practical , if'soften safer than using your hand , and frees of the guides _ If this happens : both hands to operate the tool , Turn switch " OFF " Avoid awkward operations and hand positions where a sudden slip could cause fingers or hand to move into the • Remove switch key blade or sanding surface DON'T OVERREACH Keep good footing and balance • Unplug saw • Wait for all moving parts to stop , Remove band saw cover WHENEVER SAW IS RUNNING . • Stick llat blade screwdriver or wedge into the kerr WARNING : Don't let familiarity ( gained from fre - • Turn the upper wheel by hand while backing up the quent use of your band saw ) cause a careless workpiece , , mistake . A careless fraction of asecond isenough to cause a severe Injury , Before removing loose pieces from the table , turn saw off and wait for all moving paris to stop , Before starting your cut , watch the saw while it runs if it makes an unfamiliar noise or vibrates a lot , stop immediately Turn the saw off Unplug the saw Do not restart until finding and correcting the problem BEFORE LEAVING THE SAW : KEEP CHILDREN AWAY . Keep all visitors a safe Wait for all moving parts to stop distance from the saw _ Make sure bystanders are clear of the saw and workpiece Make workshop child - proof . . Lock the shop Disco nnect master switches . Remove the yellow switch key . Store DON'T FORCE TOOL It will do the job better and safer it away from children and others not qualified to use the at its designed rate . Feed the workpiece into the saw tool blade only fast enough to let it cut without bogging down or binding .
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gtossary of terms for woodworking Both ModeUs Beveling Push Stick An angle cutting operation made through the face of the A device used to feed the workpiece through the saw dur - workpiece . _ ing narrow ripping type operations and helps keep the Compound Cutting operator's hands well away from the blade . Resaw A simultaneous bevel and miter crosscutting operation . Crosscut A cutting operation to reduce the thickness of the work - A cutting operation made across the width of the work - piece to make thinner pieces piece Resin FPM A sticky , sap based substance that has dried . . Feet per - minute . Used in reference to surface speed of Ripping blade A cutting operation along the length of the workpiece . Freehand ( ad used for band saw ) Sawblade Path Performing a cut without the workpiece properly sup - The area of the worktable or workpiece directly in line ported on the work table with the saw blade Gum Set A sticky , sap based residue from wood products . The distance the tip of the sawblade tooth is bent out - Kerr ward from the face of the blade . . The material removed by the blade in a through cut or the Trailing End slot produced by the blade in a nonthrough or partial cut . The workpiece end last cut by the blade Kickback Workpiece An uncontrolled grabbing and throwing of the workpiece The item on which the cutting operation is being per - back toward the front of the saw formed The surfaces of a workpiece are commonly Leading End referred to as faces , ends , and edges . The end of the workpiece which , is pushed into the cut - Worktable ting tool first The surface on which the workpiece rests while perform - Mitering ing a cutting or ' sanding operation . . An angle cutting operation made across the width of the workpiece Motor Specifications and ERectrican Requirements BOTH I ODEL $ WARNING : To avoid electrical shock , do not permit fingers to touch the terminals of the plug , when POWER SUPPLY AND MOTOR SPECIFICATIONS installing or removing the plug to or from the outlet . Motor Specifications WARNING : If not properly grounded this power tool The A - C motor used in this saw is a capacitor ' start , non - can cause electrical shock - particularly when used in damp locations close to plumbing . If an electri - reversible type having the following specifications : cal shock occurs there is also the potential of a 113 248322 1t3 248212 secondary hazard such as your hands contacting Rated HP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . / . 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . / . 2 the sawblade . Not all outlets are properly Maximum Developed H P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . - 1 / 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . grounded . If you are not sure that your ' outlet is Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 2 . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 20 properly grounded , have it checked by a qualified Amperes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . 9 electrician . Hertz ( Cycles ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . 0 Your unit has a plug that looks like the one shown below Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S . . . in . gle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S . . i . ngle RPM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 7 . . 2 . . 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1725 3 - Prong Rug Rotations of Shaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C . lock - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clock - wise wise Properly Grounded WARNING : To avoid electrical hazards , fire hazards Outlet or damage to the tool , use proper circuit protec - tiono Your saw is wired at the factory for 120v oper - ation . Connect to a 120v , 15 - amp , branch circuit Grounding and use a 15 - amp fuse or circuit breaker . To avoid Prong shock or fire , if power cord is worn , cut or damaged in any way , have it replaced immediately ,
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This power tool is equipped with a 3 - conductor cord and 2 , If the motor fails to start , turn the power switch to the ground type plug listed by Underwriters ' Laboratories . , " OFF " position immediately Unplug the tool , , Check the The ground conductor has a green jacket and is attached sawblade to make sure it turns freely If the blade is to the tool housing at one end and to the ground prong in free , try to start the motor again If the motor still does the attachment plug at the other end not start , refer to the " Motor Troubleshooting Chart " , , 3 If the motor suddenly stalls while cutting wood , turn the This plug requires a mating 3 - conductor grounded type power switch off , unplug the tool and free the blade outlet as shown above from the wood Tile motor may now be restarted and WARNING : To maintain proper tool grounding the cut finished whenever the outlet you are planning to use for this 4 Frequent " blowing " of fuses or tripping of circuit break - power tool is of the two prong type , do not remove ors may result if : or alter the grounding prong in any manner . Use an a Motor is overloaded - Overloading can occur if you adapter as shown and always connect the ground - feed too rapidly , . ing prong to known ground . b Low Voltage - Although the motor is designed for operation on the voltage and frequency specified on Have a qualified electrician replace the two prong outlet the motor nameplate , normal loads will be handled with a property grounded three prong outlet . . safely on voltages not more than 10 % above or below the nameplate voltage , Heavy loads , however , An adapter as shown is availabfe for connecting the plug require voltage at motor terminals equals the volt - to a 2 prong receptacle . . The green grounding lead age specified on nameplate extending from the adapter must be connected to a per - manent ground such as properly grounded outlet box . , 5 , , Motor troubles may be traced to loose or incorrect con - nections , overload , reduced input voltage ( such as small size wire in the supply circuit ) or to overly long Grounding Lug supply circuit wire Always check the connections , the / _ MakeSureThisls load and the supply circuit whenever motor fails to per - , _ , _ . . . . . ! Y _ ' - _ - i _ I Connected to a form satisfactorily Check wire size and length with the Wire Size Chart below , : - l @ T oo o Wire Sizes The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of Adapter power , To keep this to a minimum and to prevent over - heating and motor burn - out , use the table below to deter - mine the minimum wire size ( AW , G , ) extension cord , , NOTE : The adapter illustrated is for use only if you already have a properly grounded 2 - prong receptacle Use only 3 - wire extension cords which have 3 - prong grounding type plugs and 3 - pole receptacles which NOTE : Make sure the proper extension cord is used and accepts the tools plug is in good condition CAUTION : For circuits that are farther away from Motor Safety Protection electrical service box , the wire size must be Note : To avoid motor damage this motor should be blown increased proportionately in order to deliver ample out or vacuumed frequently to keep sawdust from inter - voltage to the saw motor , fering with normal motor ventilation , 1 , , This tool should be connected to a 120v , 15 amp Length of the A . W . G . Conductor branch circuit with a 15 amp fuse or circuit breaker Failure to use the proper size fuse can result in dam - 0 : 25 Fil . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . age to the motor , , 26 - 50 FL 12 7
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genera information BOTH MODELS 1 , This manual is for the following models - 113.2482t2 Model Description and 113248322 . All sections are labeled with the cor - Model 113.248212 ; Manual Band Saw ; 18 x 23 inch work rect model number : Follow ONLY instructions that are table ; single speed ; 1 / 2 H P , . motor ' that develops 1 H R , ; meant for your model saw , . legseL 2 . If you are missing any part ( s ) while putting your saw Model 113248322 ; Manual Band Saw ; 27 x 23 inch work together ; do not continue assembly . . Contact your table ; two speed ; 5 / 8 H . . P motor that develops 1 - 1 / 8 H . P ; Sears Service Center or Retail Store and get the miss - legset ° ing part ( s ) before continuing assembly or trying to use the saw . Complete parts lists are located at the end of this man - ual Use these lists to identify the number of any miss - ing part . 3 . Sometimes small parts get lost in packaging rnateriaIs , . Do not throw away any packaging until your ' saw is put together If your are missing a part , check packaging before contacting Soars . . unpacking and checking contents B @ TH M @ D LS TOOLS NEEDED COMBINATION SQUARE MUST BE TRUE STRAIGHT EDGE OF BOARD 3 / 4 - iNCH THICK THIS EDGE MUST BE PE _ CTLY STRAIGHT MEDIUM SCREWDRIVER F ! f tf2 PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER I DRAW LIGHT t 7 / 16 WRENCH LINE ON BOARD 3 / 8 WRENCHH _ { L ( _ 9 / 16 " WRENC I ALONG THtS EDGE _ " _ ' T - SQUARE L _ 7 / 16 " ESOCKETT 3 / 8 " SOCK _ _ _ 9 / 16 " SOCKET / 1.8 HEX L WRENCH / 5 / 32 HEX ' L WRENCH _ SOCKET WRENCH SHOULD BE NO GAP OR OVERLAP HERE WHEN SQUARE IS FLIPPED OVER iN DOTTED POSITION WARNING : To avoid injury from unexpected WARNING : If any parts are missing , do not at - starting or electrical shock , do not plug the saw in tempt to assemble the band saw , plug in the power cord , or turn the switch on until the missing until all assembly and alignment steps are com - parts are obtained and are Installed correctly . plete . The power cord must remain unplugged whenever you are working on the saw . 2 , Remove front table and front cover first while saw is being unpacked To remove the front cover , pull the Unpacking and Checking Contents cover at the neck and underside of throat area 1 Separate all " loose parts " from packaging materials and check each item with " Table of Loose Parts " to make sure all items are accounted for , before discard - ing any packing material 8
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TABLE OF LOOSE PARTS ITEM DESCRIPTION QTY . , A Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 J Pulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 B K Loose Parts Bag Basic Saw Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 C Owners Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 containing the following items : Band Saw Blade 1 / 4 x 80 . . . . . . . . t D Trim Cap , L H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 E Sanding Belt 1 / 2 x 80 ! Trim Cap , R H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 F Handwheel Assembly 1 Leg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 G Lower Stiffener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Bag of Loose Paris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 H L Leg Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Sanding Platen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 Pofy " V " Drive Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 NOTE : To avoid damage to the band saw leave it laying on its left side until you are ready to mount it to the leg set or cabinet To prevent scratching the finish , lay a piece of the packing box under the saw C D E G B I I K 9
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BOTH MODELS LIST OF LOOSE PARTS IN BAG DESCRIPTION QTY . ITEM A Truss Head Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 B Lockwasher , External 1 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 C Hex Nut 1 / 4 - 20 . . . . . 32 D Leveling Foot . . . . . . . . 4 E Hex Jam Nut 3 / 8 - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 F _ F Bracket Leg . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 G LIST OF LOOSE PARTS IN BAG ITEM DESCRI PT1ON QTY , , G Pan Hd Screw 10 - 32 x 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . i H He ; < Nut 10 - 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 Switch Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 J Lo Hd . Screw Cap 114 - 20 x 518 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 K Spacer # 10 x 1 / 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 L Hex Flange Lock Nut 10 - 32 . . . . . 4 M Locking Setscrew 114 - 20 x 112 . . . . . . . . . 3 N Wing Nut 5116 - t8 . . . . . . . . . 1 O Wasl ] er 7 / 32 x 1 x 1 - 1 / t6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 O Washe [ 13t64 x 518 x 1 / 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 P Pan Hd Screw Type TT 10 - 32 x 3 ! 8 . . . . . . 2 © Hex Hd Screw Ty TT 114 - 20 x 5t8 . . . . . . . . . 4 O " P LIST OF LOOSE PARTS IN BAG ITEM DESCRIPTION QTY , . R • . . . . . . . R Table Alignment Key S Table Latch . . . . T Belt Tension Stud . . . . U Table Latch Spring T 2 V Table Alignment Spring W Key 3 ! 16 Sq x I5 / 16 ' _ NOT SHOWN TO SCALE 10
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assembay and aSignntent BOTH MODELS ATTACHING LEVELING FEET From the loose parts bag find tf _ e1ollowing hardware : ITEM DESCRIPTION QTY . A Support Brackel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 B Leveling Feet . . . . . . . 4 _ B C C Hex Nut318 - 16 . . . . . . . . . 8 From the loose parts find the following items : 4 D Leg . . . . . . . . LEG ® ® 1 Mount floor leveler support brackets inside legs , Line up the three tabs on brackets with slots on leg ® and tap into place Make sure lip on bracket points up Install the remaining three brackets the same way 2 Put a hex nut on each of the leveling feet and screw it down towards the rubber foot , , 3 , , Put the leveling feet through the holes in the bottom of the floor leveler support brackeL 4 , , Put another hex nut on each of the leveling feet and hand tighten until they are next to the support bracket HEXNUTS WARNING : After the legset has been attached to the basic saw assembly , it will be necessary to SUPPORT BRACKET adjust the leveling feet so the saw does not rock . LEVELING FOOT I1
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BeTH MODELS ATTACHING LEG SET ¢ From the loose parts bag find the following hardware : Item Description Qty , , A Truss Head Bolts 1 , / 4 - 20x I / 2 32 B Lockwashers External V4 32 C Hex Nuts V4 - 20 . . . . . 32 From the loose parts find the following items : D Leg Channel . 1 E Legs ( with attached support brackets and leveling feet ) 44 E F Lower Stiffeners ' _ NOT SHOWN TO SCALE FRONT SWITCH FRONT LEGS AND CHANNEL ARE ATTACHED HERE t Lay a piece of cardboard on the floor to keep from SIDE scratching the saw . LEG 2 Position the basic saw assembly on the floor as shown below The back cabinet of the saw should be laying flat on the floor it may be necessary to have someone help you lift the saw . REAR LEGS ARE kTTACHED HERE FLOOR SAW Mount the two front legs to the basic saw assembly CHANNEL using truss head bolts , lockwashers , and nuts . Make sure that the four ( 4 ) holes in each corner of LEG the saw line up with the four ( 4 ) holes in the top of each leg At this time only put bolts through thesides of the saw assembly notthe front Only fingertighten nuts - _ TRUSS i - - j 4 Position the leg channel inside the legset as shown ' _ " - " HEAD Fasten the channel piece , leg , and saw together SCREW with two ( 2 ) truss headbolts on each side . . The threaded section of the bolts should point towards LOCKWASHER the inside of the basic saw assembly Put a lock - washer and hex nut on each bolt . . Finger tighten nuts at this time Truss head screw iockwasher , hex nut and # ont channe / ptece 12
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5 Usetrussheadbolts , tockwasherasn , dhexnutsto mountthetwo ( 2 ) rear legs to the basic saw assem - bly It may be necessary to slightly tilt the saw as - sembly backwards inorder to get the four ( 4 ) holes in each corner of the saw to line up with the four ( 4 ) holes in the top of each leg Finger tighten nuts at this time 6 Attach the four ( 4 ) lower stiffeners to the legs Two ( 2 ) truss head bolts , washers , and hex nuts are re - quired to hold each end of a lower stiffener in place Only hand tighten hex nuts 7 , Go back with a 7 / _ 6wrench or socket and tighten aft hex nuts . 8 Carefully lift the saw into its normal position It may be necessary to have someone help you in order to avoid damaging the saw , , ADJUSTING LEVELING FEET WARNING : To avoid injury from unexpected saw I or work movement , leveling feet must be adjusted I so that saw does not rock . To adjust leveling feet so the saw will sit properly : I Move saw to desired location , 2 Raise or lower leveling foot by turning it clockwise or counterclockwise , 3 Tighten nuts to lock leveling foot in place ATTACHING THE HANDWHEEL 1 From loose parts bag find one ( 1 ) pan head screw 10 - 32 x 2 and one ( 1 ) hexnut Install the hand - wheel Reach inside the base to the back side of the bevel mechanism and put the nut in place Hold the nut in place with a finger Install the screw through the center of the handwheel and tighten with a phillips screwdriver 2 Hold the handle and pull the red release button with your finger to close the handle 13
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BOTH MODELS MOUNTING THE MOTOR A - , t - 1 , Find the following parts : ITEM DESCRIPTION QTY . A Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 B Spacer ( # 10 x 1 / 4 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 C Flanged Locknut # 10 - 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . D Wing Nut 5 / 16 - 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . E Motor Pulley w / Set Screw ( Model ! 13 , , 248322 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . F Belt Tension Stud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . G Motor Pulley w / Set Screw ( Model 113248212 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t H Poly " V " Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 i Key 3 / 16 Sq . x 15 / 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . * NOT SHOWN TO SCALE 5PACER 2 , Place the three ( 3 ) spacers onto the three motor studs as shown , Pay attention to where the oil plug is located , , no spacer goes on the fourth motor stud . . OIL PLUG I MODEL 113.248212 ONLY 3 Locate the correct motor pulley ( has no step ) , Place the shaft key into the groove on the motor shaft Align the groove in the pulley with the shaft key and install the motor pulley onto the motor shaft with the set screw boss toward the motor , . Position the outer face of the pulley w inches from the end shield of the motor and tighten the set screw using a 1 / 8 - inch hex " L " wrench , MODI tL t13 . 288322 ONLY 4 , Locate the correct motor pulley ( Model 113248212 has " one - step " pulley ) , , Place the shaft key into the groove on the motor shaft , Align the groove in the pul - ley with the shaft key and install the motor pulley on the motor shaft with the setscrew boss toward the motor . , 14
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BOTH M @ @ EL 5 , , Place the Poly " V " belt into the motor mount as shown on the underside of the band saw 6 Look atthe motor mount and find the slot that is nar - MOTOR MOUNT rower than the other three . When mounting the motor , the motor stud without a spacer goes into this slot . NARROW SLOT SPACERS 7 Carefully position the motor so that the poty " V " belt is around the motor pulley and the four motor studs align with the slots in the motor mount 8 Push motor studs through and install the flanged lock nuts to the three ( 3 ) motor studs with spacers Start the flanged nuts by hand only at this time MOTOR MOUNT MOTOR MOUNT 9 . Install the threaded stud through the hole in the lower leg of the motor mount and over the motor stud as shown THREAOEO STUD 15
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MOTOR MOUNT BOTH MODELS 10 Install a flanged lock nut onto this motor stud Tighten the flanged lock nuts , using a 3 / 8 - inch wrench , until almost tight , It will be easier to tighten lock nuts if the head is tilted to approximately 45 ° See page 34 for instructions on tilting head , FLANGED NOTE : Do not over - tighten the flange nuts The motor LOCK NUT should slide in the grooves to allow tensioning of the belt 11 Install the wing nut on the threaded stud t2 Check that the poly " V " belt is on both pulleys being sure that it is centered on each pulley t3 Check that the pulleys are in line by sighting down the side of the large pulley to see if it lines up with the small pulley If the pulleys are not in line , loosen the set screw holding the pulley on the motor shaft and position the puiley , A notch in the small end of the motoT support is provided for access to the set screw and belt . ACCESS NOTCH FLANGED LOCK NUT WING NUT 14 , Belt tensioning is done by tightening the wing nut which pulls the motor down The motor slides on the three ( 3 ) spacers and is locked in place by the flanged lock nuts on the threaded studs Belt tension is important Over tensioning may cause vibration while too little tension may allow the belt to slip under heavy loads , 15 Alter belt tension is adjusted correctly , tighten all four flanged locknuts NOTE : When it becomes necessary to readjust belt tension , be sure to slightly loosen the flour flanged lock nuts TIGHTEN FLANGE NUT AFTER TENSIONING BELTWITH WtNGNUT 16
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CONNECTING THE MOTOR 1 Next , the motor cord needs to be wired into the motor Coming from the underside of the table will be a cord TERMINAL with a black , white and green wire This is the motor GREEN cord _ i WARNING : Foryourown safety , neverplug the saw in until all assembly steps are completed , . 2 Loosen the two screws holding the connector box BLACK W _ RETO TERMINALT1 cover on the back side of the motor Swing the cover open 3 Install the green ground wire by removing the green grounding screw and inserting it through the round metal terminal on the green ground wire of the motor GREEN WIRE cord Reinstall the green screw into the hole from GREEN SCREW which it was removed and tighten securely STRAIN RELIEF WARNING : To avoid electrocution , never con - ) VE nect but the ground wire ( colored green ) to the WIRE TO green screw . TERMINAL T4 4 . Insert terminal end of WHITE wire on spade terminal marked T4 on the motor Push terminal firmly until seated . 5 Insert terminal end of BLACK wire on spade terminal marked T1 on the motor Push terminal firmly until seated , 6 Close motor connector box being sure that power cord is seated in the largest strain relief groove and tighten box cover screws , 7 DO NOT plug in power cord 17
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MODEL 113.248322 ONLY SELECTING BLADE SPEED f The band saw has two speed settings : 3000 FPM for nor - real operation and 1500 FPM for - operation requiring more control of the workpiece MOTOR 1500 3000 RPM RPM CAUTION : Model 113.248322 is NOT designed for RECOMMENDED SPEED SETTINGS cutting or ' sanding ferrous metals like iron or steel . 1 3000 feet per minute When cutting or sanding non - ferrous metals ( brass , copper and aluminum , etc . ) , metal shavings a Basic Wood Cutting can react with wood dust and start a fire . b Resawing To avoid this : Most effective with skip tooth , hook tooth , and regu - lar tooth blades o Disconnect any type of dust collecting hose from the saw . 2 . i500 Feet per Minute o Remove all traces of wood dust from inside the a . Intricate Wood Cutting SaW ° b . . Veneers , Tile , Plastics o Remove all metal shavings from inside the saw c . . Non - Ferrous Metals ( Brass , Copper , Aluminum . . ) before sawing wood , again . Most effective with blades that have 15 teeth per inch . CHANGING SPEED SETTING When changing speeds from 1500 to 3000 FPM , remove the belt from the band saw pulley first . When going form ing or electric shock , do not plug the saw in . The 3000 to 1500 FPM , remove the beit from the motor pulley power cord must remain unplugged whenever WARNING : To avoid injury from unexpected start - first working on the saw . 5 Re - apply tension to motor belt by tightening the wing 1 Slightly loosen the four ( 4 ) flanged lock nuts that are nut . . holding the motor to the motor mounL 6 . . After bert tension is adjusted correctly , tighten all four 2 . Release tension on the poly " V " belt _ ( 4 ) flanged lock nuts , 3 _ Push the motor up to create sJack in the " V " bell 4 . While still holding the motor up , reposition the " V " belt BOTH MODU = LS ATTACHING TRIM CAPS 1 Find the left and right trim caps . 2 There are two plastic stubs on the back of each trim . . . . . . . . . . . . cap . _ 3 . These stubs will snap into matching holes at the front . , : : _ - _ , CAP corner of each saw 4 . Snap the left & right trim caps in place 18
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getting to know your band saw B @ YH M @ D L $ 1 . Warning Label 2 , Tensions Adjustment Knob - Tightening the knob will increase the tension on the blade Loosening it will decrease the tension Clockwise to tension , counterclockwise to toosen 3o Setting Bevel Angle - Pull the bevel lock knob and 7 adjust he band saw to the desired angle by turning the GUIDE BAR LOCK KNOB handwheel , then push in the bevel lock to secure 4 . Blade Guide Adjustment - The guides can be ad - justed in or out for various widths of blades and locked in place by the set screws . 5 . Lateral Blade Guide Adjustment - The guides can be adjusted sideways and locked in position by the capscrews to prevent the blade from twisting during operation 6o Blade Backup Bearing Adjustment - The thrust bearings can be adjusted in or out for various widths of blades and locked in place by the setscrews 7 . Guide Bar Lock Knob - The upper blade guides should just clear the workpiece while cutting . Always adjust the guides before turning on the band saw and lock the guide bar by tightening tile knob 19
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BOTH MQDIEm = S iNSTALLING THE BLADE GUARD MOUNTING ing , make sure the power cord is unplugged SCREW I WARNING : To avoid injury from accidental start - I J before removing any part from the saw . 1 , , Remove the blade guard by loosening the two ( 2 ) mounting screws with a phillips screwdriver and lifting the blade guard upward , _ JARD MOUNTING 2 Loosen the upper blade guide assembly and _ I tf LockK . o . lower to approximately 3 inches above rear table _ { I ¸ _ _ ; ! , _ _ l f and retighten Iock knob This is necessary to make adjustments to blade guide and back up Il . l . . . . . . . . roller bearing 3 , Loosen the two capscrews that lock the upper blade guides using a 1 / 8 - inch hex " L " wrench and separate them about I / 8 - inch Repeat the BLADE GUIDE same step for the lower blade guides CAPSCREWS 2O
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uPPE . BLAOE ! l ! GU , OSUPPORil TZ . 4 Loosen the setscrew which locks the blade guide support and push the support all the way back SETSOR W Repeat for lower blade guide support LOWER BLADE GUIDE SUPPORT = ° _ SETSCREW 5 _ f UPPER BACKUP Loosen the setscrew which locks the upper back up bearing and push the bearing all the way back Repeat procedure for lower back up bear - ing BEARING SETSCREW WARNING : To avold serious eye Injury or scrapes BLADE CENTERED ON RUBBER TIRE if the blade should suddenly uncoil , wear safety goggles , Carefully uncoll the blade holding it at arms length . 6 Uncoil the blade 7 Place the blade over the wheels with the teeth point - ing downwards toward the table as shown . Make sure the blade is between the blade guides and is in the center of the rubber tires NOTE : If the blade will not reach around both wheels , lower the upper wheel by turning the tension knob counterclockwise 21
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BOTH MODELS ALIGNING THE BLADE AND BLADE G UIDE ASSEMBLIES This band saw comes equipped with a 1 ! 4 - inch blade , This band saw can be used with blades of width from 1 / 8qnch to 1 / 2 - inch . The alignment steps must be followed for proper tension , blade guide , and bearing adjustments for each different blade . Refer to the blade usage section for the recommended blade size for best results during most band saw opera - fions NOTE : It is critical to the life of the blade that the following steps are followed . , Premature blade breakage will result if these steps are omitted . 1 Turn the tension knob until the tension scale indicates 1 / 4qnch position This wilt set the correct tension for a 1 / 44nch blade . WARNING : To avoid injury from unexpected starting or electrical shock , do not plug the saw in . The power cord must remain unplugged whenever you are working on the saw . Turn the upper wheel by hand a few times and notice if the blade remains in the center of the tire on the top wheel TRACKING ADJUSTMENT SCREW If the blade moves away from the center of the tire while you are turning it , the blade is not tracking properly The top wheel shaft is hinged so the blade can be , : t . . I i tracked Tilt the wheel by turning the tracking adjustment screw using a medium screw driver ( See illustration ) a If the bladel moves toward the front of the band saw : Turn the tracking adjustment screw clockwise about t / 4 of a turn , as though you were tightening it b If the blade moves toward the back of the band saw : , LL . . . . . Turn the tracking adjustment screw counter - clockwise about 1 / 4 of a turn as though you were loosening it c Check adjustment by turning wheel by hand 22
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3 The upper and lower blade guides support the blade and keep it from twisting during operation Adjust blade guide support whenever blades are changed or replaced with a different width 4 Push the blade guide support toward the blade and adjust the blade guides so they are about 1 / 32 - inch from the deepest part of the blade teeth This deep part is called a gullet Tighten the set screw locking the blade guide support Turn the upper wheel , by hand , checking the position of the blade guide support \ NOTE : Letting the blade teeth hit the blade BLADE GUIDE guides while using the band saw will ruin the GULLET blade The set of the teeth and the sharpened edge of the teeth would be damaged Proper adjustment of the upper and lower blade g _ ] ide assemblies will prevent this from happening Repeat procedure for lower blade guide support 5 Slide the two blade guides evenly against the BACKUP BEARING sides of the blade Do not push the blade guides or pinch the blade guides against the blade Rotate the upper wheel by hand so the blade travels downward This leaves proper space for blade Make sure one guide is not further from the blade than the other Tighten both setscrews with a 1 / 8 - inch hex _ Lwrench Repeat proce - dure for lower blade guides NOTE : The backup bearings support the blade from the rear and will spin when the blade is BLADE GUIDE BLADE GUIDE pushed against them while you are cutting As soon as you stop cutting , the bearings should stop spinning BLADEI I 6 To insure the backup bearing is properly supporting II i J the blade , push the bearing toward the blade until it - . _ - _ lJ _ , _ - - - - - S BACKUP BEARING almost touches it Turn the upper wheel , by hand , checking the backup bearing to make sure it is not - " _ , - " cs uEEA " ' " G turning , , Ifthe bearing is turning , the blade is too close , , Move bearing slightly away from the blade and tighten set screw with 1 / 8 " hex " L " wrench Turn upper wheel and recheck the bearing Adjust again if necessary 7 Repeat procedure for lower backup bearing , , 8 Turn upper wheel by hand and ctleck the blade guides and backup bearings to make sure they are adjusted correctly Make any readjustments i { neces _ sary 9 Install blade guard and tighten with phillips screw - driver . ( See illustration , page 20 ) 23
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60TH MODELS FRONT COVER t0 Install the front cover Rest top edge of cover on two latch springs atong the top edge of back cover - Swing cover down into position , engaging the three other - latch springs Push the front LATCH SPRING cover into position on the back cover Check that the tip on the front Cover - completely overlaps the lip on the rear cover MOUNTING THE FRONT TABLE _ / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 WASHER HEAD SCREW 1 . Turn front table over Locate the two ( 2 ) latch ' _ - ' " " " _ ALIGNMENT springs , two ( 2 ) alignment springs , and the four , LATCH SPRING ( 4 ) t / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 hex washer head thread forming screws FRONT TABLE 2 install the two latch springs on the front table as illustrated using a 3 / 8 - inch wrench or socket Instal ! the two aligr ] ment springs on the front table as illustrated using a 3 / 8 - inch wrench or socket 3 Locate the two ( 2 ) oval point setscrews t / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 and use an 1 / 8 - inch hex " L " wrench to instalf in the two holes , as illustrated , but do not allow the screws to extend beyond the underside of the table FRONT TABLE 24
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_ TABLE LATCH LARGE 4 , Locate the two ( 2 ) table latches , two ( 2 ) 3ie " long Phil - WASHER ON RIGHT SlOE ONLY lips head self tapping screws , two ( 2 ) smail washers , and one ( 1 ) iarge washer SMALL WASHER 5 Piace front table latch through slot on right side ot bandsaw frame t TABLE LATCH I 6 Tilt top of front table latch slightly forward and place large washer between bracket and bandsaw frame , PHtLLtPS HEAD 7 , Place self tapping screw through small washer and SELF TAPPING SCREW attach to table latch Do not completely tighten screw , SMALL 8 Attach left side table latch with self tapping screw and washer as shown BASE PHILLIPSHEAD SELFTAPPING SCREW ASSEMBLE WITH LATCH TO HIGHEST AOJUSTING POSITION 9 Locate the table alignment key and the two ( 2 ) 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 low head capscrews Install the key under the rear table miter gage slot and install the two screws but do not tighten at this time . KEY 10 Mount the front table to the base as follows : a , Make sure front table latches are positioned up as high as they wil ! go . , b , Hold the front edge of the table . , Position the rear edge of the table so that the two flat springs slip under the two tabs on the rear table . \ c , Line up the miter gage slots in the front and rear tables d Push the front edge of the table backward and downward until the tabte snaps into position 25
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BOTH MODELS SQUARING THE BLADE TO THE TABLE i WARNING : To avoid Injury from unexpected | 0sTo , . , . . , w starting , make sure power cord Is unplugged ] before making adjustments to band saw parts , _ COMBINATION J i : SQUARE To assure repeatability and accuracy , it is important to square the blade to the table and adjust the 0 ° position stop This will guarantee that the blade will return to the square position after the head has been moved for a bevel cut 1 Locate the 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 oval point setscrew and use an 1 / 8 - inch hex " L wrench to install it in the hole located at the left front of the rear table The setscrew has a lock patch that will make it hard to turn 2 Slide the upper blade guard to its top most to set the 0 ° stop Turn screw until it makes contact with the frame position and tighten knob Unlock bevel lock , bevel the blade , then return to 3 Retease bevel lock by pulling out bevel lock knob under feft front edge of table 0 ° position Push in bevel lock knob and recheck blade to make sure it is square to the table 4 Place a combination square on the table against NOTE : The combination square must be " true " the blade Adjust the position of the blade to the table by turning the handwheel When the blade - - see the beginning of the unpacking and is flush against the combination square Iock the checking contents section for checking the beve ! lock knob Use a 1 / 8 - inch hex " L " wrench combination square procedure ADJUSTING FRONT TABLE Adjust the front table so it is the same height as the rear table as follows : a . Lay a straight edge across front table to rear table b Gently tap the front table down until it is in tine with the rear table . c Tighten the Phillips head self tapping screw once the front table is in the correct position , . d If necessary adjust the two ( 2 ) oval point set screws ( see Step 3 ) as needed to help line up the table . TABLE LEVELING e . Both the teft and right sides of the front table SETSCREWS should be adjusted simultaneously . 2 To ! ( eep the miter gage grooves in line , use a flat blade screwdriver against the head of one of the tow head capscrews in the miter gage groove to force the table align ment key fir rely forward into the notch in the front table 3 While holding the alignment key into the notch , fighten the other capscrew Remove the screwdriver and tighten the remaining screw . Check that the miter gage grooves line up 4 . Check the operation of springs arid tabs by remov - ing the front table and reinstalling . Remove the table by lifting up on two spring tabs under - front edge of the table until springs are free , then pulling forward 26
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location and function of controts BOTH MODELS ON - OFF SWITCH NOTE : The On - Off switch has a locking feature , This feature is intended to help prevent unauthorized and possibly hazardous use by children and others , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 = , Insert yellow key into switch 2 . . To turn on , insert finger under end of red switch lever / / and pull end out . , 3 . To turn off switch , push red lever in towards the baser CAUTION : The locking feature provided is to help prevent unauthorized use of your saw . Always 2 remove the yellow key and keep It In a safe place , To remove yellow key , hold thumb on the end of red lever to keep switch In " Off " position and pull yellow key straight out , 3 TILTING HEAD FOR BEVEL CUT 1 Unlock bevel lock by pulling out on knob located under the left front edge of the table 2 . Turn handwheel counter - clockwise to increase the tilt angle of the blade The bevel scale printed on the front cover shows the approximate angle and is read at table level 3 Lock the bevel lock by pushing in on knob until it is fully seated when desired bevel angle is reached BEVEL SCALE BEVEL LOCK KNOB / / / , HANDWHEEL MOUNTING FRAME BEVEL LOCK ADJUSTING BEVEL LOCK KNOB . KNOB The bevel lock knob is factory adjusted and set If after repeated use it becomes necessary to adjust : 1 , , Pull the bevel lock foward and bevel the band saw to 25 degrees 2 Use a 9 / ! 6 - inch wrench or socket to adjust the locking nut behind the band saw mounting ? frame Turn nut clockwise to tighten LOCKNUT 3 Recheck bevel lock knob and readjust if neces - sa ry HANDWHEEL 27
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basUcband saw operation MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE Keep the saw clean BEFORE USING THE SAW : for best and safest performance Follow instructions for WARNING : To avoid mistakes that could cause lubricating . serious , permanent injury , do not plug the saw in until the following steps are completed . REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES from tool before turning it on - Assembly and alignment ( See pages 11 - 18 . ) To avoid injury from jams , slips or thrown pieces or broken blades : Learn the use and function of the ON - OFF switch , bevel handwheel , bevel lock knob , blade guides , • Use of right blade size , style and cutting speed for the backup bearing , guide bar lock knob , and blade material and the type of cutting you plan to do . guard ( See page 19 ) USE ONLY RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ( See • Review and understanding of all safety instructions page 36 ) Consult this Owner's manual for recom - and operating procedures in this manual mended accessories Follow the instructions that • Review of the maintenance methods for this saw come with the accessories The use improper acces - sories may cause risk of injury to persons ( See page 36 . ) • Make sure the blade teeth point downward , toward To avoid back injury , get help or use recommended the table . casters when you need to more the saw Always get help it you need to lift the saw . . . Make sure the blade guides and thrust bearings are properly adjusted . NEVER STAND ON TOOL Serious injury could occur if the tool tips or you accidentally hit the cutting tool Do • Make sure the blade or sanding belt tension is prop - not store anything above or near the tool where anyone erly adjusted might stand on the tool to reach them . Before sanding , adjust the sanding platen to clear the BEFORE EACH USE : table by no more than 1 / 8 of an inch . Inspect your saw . • Make sure the bevel clamp is tight and no parts have excessive play D1SCONNECTTHE SAW _ To avoid injury from acciden - tal starting , unplug the saw , turn the switch off and To avoid accidental blade contact , minimize blade remove the switch key before changing the setup , breakage and provide maximum blade support , al - removing covers , guards , blade or sanding belt ways adjust the upper blade guide and blade guard to just clear the workpiece . CHECK DAMAGED PARTS . Check for : • KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN Cluttered areas and • alignment of moving parts , benches invite accidents . . Floor must not be slippery • binding of moving parts , To avoid burns or other fire damage , never use the saw near flammable liquids , vapors or gases • broken parts , Plan ahead to protect your eyes , hands , • stable mounting , and face and ears . • any other conditions that may affect the way the saw works KNOW YOUR SAW Read an understand the owner's manual and labels affixed to the tool . Learn its applica - If any part is missing , bent , or broken in any way , or any tion and limitations as well as the specific potential electrical parts don't work properly , turn the saw off and hazards peculiar to this tool . unplug the saw RE PLACE damaged , missing , or failed parts before using the saw again 28
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To avoid injury from accidental contact with moving pars , damage , wear ear plugs or muffs when using saw for don't do layout , assembly , or set up work on the saw hours at a time while any parts are moving ° For dusty operations , wear a dust mask along with the safety goggles AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING , Make sure switch is " OFF " before plugging saw into a power outlet Inspect your workpiece . , Make sure there are no nails or foreign objects in the Plan your work . part of the workpiece to be cut o USE THE RIGHT TOOL Don't force tool or attachment to do a job it was designed to do • Use model 113248212 to cut and sand only wood , Use extra caution with large , very small or awkward wood like products and plastics . workpieces : CAUTION : To avoid blade breakage , fire or other oUse extra supports ( tables , saw horses , blocks , etc ) damage to the saw , NEVER use model 113.248212 to cut metals . for any workpieces large enough to tip when not held down to the table top . . • Use model 113248322 to cut and sand only wood , NEVER use another person as a substitute for a table wood like products , plastics and non - ferrous metals extension , or as additional support for a workpiece that is longer or wider than the basic saw table , or to help CAUTION : Models 113.248322 is NOT designed for feed , support or pull the workpiece . cutting or sanding ferrous metals like iron or steel . When cutting or sanding non - ferrous metals When cutting irregularly shaped workpieces , plan your ( brass , copper and aluminum , etc . ) , metal shavings work so it wile not slip and pinch the blade , A piece of can react with wood dust and start a fire . molding for example , must lie flat or be held by a fixture of jig that will not let it twist , rock or slip while being cut , To avoid this : Properly support round material such as dowel rods , or • Disconnect any type of dust collecting hose from the sawn tubing , They have a tendency to roll during a cut , causing the blade to " bite " To avoid this , always use a o Remove all traces of wood dust from inside the " V " block or clamp the work to the miter gage , saw . ° Cut only one workpiece at a time o Remove all metal shavings from inside the saw before sawing wood again , ° Clear everything except the workpiece and related support devices off the table before turning the saw . Plan the way you will hold the workpiece from start to finish , Do not hand hold pieces so small that your finger will go under the blade guard Use jigs or fixtures to hold the Dress for safety work and keep your hands away from the blade Any power saw can throw foreign objects into the eyes SECURE WORK Use clamps to hold work when practi - This can cause permanent eye damage Wear safety cal It's often safer than using your hand , and frees both goggles ( not glasses ) that comply with ANSI Z87I hands to operate the tool . ( shown on package ) . Everyday eyeglasses have only impact resistance lenses They are not safety glasses Safety goggles are available at Sears retail catalog stores Glasses or goggles not in compliance with ANSI Z87 1 could seriously hurt you when they break ° Do not wear loose clothing , gloves , neckties or jewelry ( rings , wrist watches ) . They can get caught and draw you into moving parts , ° Wear nonstip footwear . o Tie back long hair , , ° Roll long sleeves above the elbow • Noise levels vary widely _ To avoid possible hearing 29
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• Wait for all moving parts to stop Avoidawkwardoperationasndhandpositionws hereto asuddenslipcouldcausefingersorhandtomovein When backing up the workpiece , the blade may bind thebladeorsandingsurface in the kerr ( cut ) . This is usually caused by sawdust DON'T OVERREACH Keep good footing and bal - clog ging up the kerr o r because the blade comes out ance of the guides . If this happens : • Turn switch " OFF " WHENEVER SAW iS RUNNING . , Remove switch key WARNING : Don't let familiarity ( gained from fre - - Unplug saw quent use of your band saw ) cause a careless mistake . A careless fractlon of a second isenough o Wait for all moving parts to stop . to cause a severe Injury ° , Remove band saw cover . . Before starting your cut , watch the saw while it runs If it makes an unfamiliar noise or vibrates a lot , stop • Stick llat blade screwdriver or wedge into the kerr immediately . Turn the saw off Unplug the saw Do not restart until finding and correcting the problem . , Turn the upper wheel by hand while backing up the workpiece . KEEP CHILDREN AWAY . Keep all visitors a safe distance from the saw Make sure bystanders are clear Before removing loose pieces from the table , turn saw of the saw and workpiece off and wait for all moving parts to stop . . DON'T FORCE TOOL It will do the job better and safer at its designed rate Feed the workpiece into the saw BEFORE LEAVING THE SAW : blade only fast enough to let it cut without bogging down or binding . . Wait for all moving parts to stop Before freeing any jammed material : Make workshop child - proof . Lock the shop . . Disconnect master switches . Remove the yellow switch key _ Store • Turn switch " OFF " it away from children and others not qualified to use the tool . • Remove switch key , Unplug the saw 3O
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Operation Recommended Blade Size safety instructions on pages 2 - 5 before using the ( Inches ) I CAUTION : For your safety , comply with all the band saw _ Cross Cutting I / 4 , 3 / 8 , 1 / 2 A band saw is basically a " curve cutting " machine It Ripping 1 / 2 is not capable of doing inside cutting Mitering 1 / 4 , 3 / 8 , 1 / 2 Beveling 1 / 4 , 3 / 8 , 1 / 2 Your Craftsman Band Saw is not only capable of the Compound Cutting 1 / 4 , 3 / 8 , 1 / 2 usual band saw operations , but it can be aconvertedin into a sander as welt You can finish wood , cert Circle Cutting See Chart Below compositions and plastics Resawing 1 / 2 Curve Cutting 1 / 8 , 1 / 4 It is also used for straight - line cutting operations Extremely Fine Scroll such as crosscutting , ripping , mitering , beveling , Cutting ( Thin Material Only ) 1 / 16 compound cutting , and resawing BLADE SELECTION GUIDE FOR MINrMUM CIRCLE CUTTING CIRCLE CUTTING 1 Adjust the upper guides to just clear the work - piece CIRCLE DIA 2 Use both hands while feeding the work into the blade Hold the workpiece firmly against the table Use gentle pressure , and do not force the _ 2 - It2 " D work , but allow the blade to cut 3 The smaJlest diameter that can be cut out is determined by the width of the blade For example , a 1 / 4 - inch wide blade wilt cut a mini - mum diameter of approximately 1 - 1 / 2 - inch ( . see t / 2 " chart ) BLADE SIZE SAWDUST COLLECTION 1 There is an opening provided in the rear of the bottom cover to attach a 2 - 1 / 2 - inch hose from a wet / dry vac to controt sawdust SAWDUST COLLECTION OPENING 31
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B @ ' 2 ' I M @ @ ELS INSTALLING SANDING ATTACHMENT WARNING : To avoid injury from unexpected starting , make sure power cord is unplugged before making adjustments to band saw parts . UPPER BACKUP NOTE : Tile sanding belt cuts very rapidly Practice with some scraps of wood first before you attempt to sand your actual workpiece _ . NG SETSCREW 1 To install the sanding belt and sanding platen , remove the front table , front cover , blade guard , and the blade 2 Use a 1 / 8 - inch hex " L " wrench and remove the upper and lower right blade guides The mount - ing screw used for the upper blade guide will be used to hold the sanding platen in place 3 Loosen the setscrews that hold the upper and lower backup bearings in place and push the bearings all the way back Tighten setscrews so bearings wilt remain 4 Slide the sanding platen into the blade slot in the \ table and fasten to the upper blade guide assembly where the right blade guide mounts it may be necessary to loosen the left blade guide UPPER BLADE and slide it backwards until platen is in place GUIDE ASSEMBLY 5 Slide the upper left blade guide towards the sanding platen and tighten mounting screw securely 6 Slide the lower left blade guide towards the sanding platen until the platen rests 1 / 8 - inch away from the right edge of the slot in the work table INSTALLING THE SANDING BELT 1 tnstatl the sanding belt and adjust tension to the sanding position ( The letter " S " on the scale ) 2 Rotate the upper wheel by hand ( clockwise ) to check the sanding belt tracking Adjust tracking if necessary ( Reference the blade tracking sec - SANDING tion for tracking procedure ) BELT After tracking the sanding belt if the belt and the platen do not align loosen the upper blade guide support and slide the support in or out to align Then tighten set screws to hold support and platen in place tt may also be necessary to adjust the lower blade guide support to align the blade guide with the sanding platen NOTE : A new sanding belt will stretch with use , so check the tension often 32
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iNSTALLING 1 / 16 INCH BLADE f AND BLADE GUIDE ( Optional Accessory ) WARNING : To avoid injury from unexpected FRONT COVER _ + + starting , make sure power cord ts unplugged I , " BLADE GUARD before making adjustments to band saw parts , BLADE FRONT TABLE _ i _ / 1 To install the 1 / 16 + inch blade and non - metallic blade guides , lirst turn the switch off , remove the safety key , and unplug the saw , Remove the front table , front cover , blade guard and blade , SAFETY KEY 2 When using the 1 / 16 - inch blade , the lower metal blade guides and lower back up bearings are not used A Loosen the two cap screws 1hat lock the lower blade guides using a 1 / 8 - inch hex " L " wrench and separate them as far as possible Re - tighten these two cap screws B Loosen the set screw , which locks the lower back LOWER BLADE up bearing and push the bearing to the rear as far GUIDE SUPPORT SETSCREW as it will go , Re - tighten the setscrew LOWER BACKUP BEARING SETSCREW CAUTION : Do not usethe metal blade guides supplied with your band saw when using the 1 / 16 - inch blade _ The metal blade guides must be removed , Use only the non - metallic blade guides supplied with the 1 / 16 - Inch scroll cutting band saw blade , 3 Use a 1 ! 8 - inch hex " L " wrench to remove the two cap _ , , / BEARING SETSCREW screwsthat ho [ dthe upper metalblade guides in place ' i : " ; * + + ) r ' : UPPER _ UPPER BACKUP Remove the two metal blade guides BLADE GU + DE CAPSCREWS I 4 Loosen the setscrew that locks the upper back up bearing , . Push the bearing to the rear as tar as it wilt go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . > 5 SNAP OFF POINT Locate the special blade guides that are supplied with lhe 1 ! 16 - inch blade , Remove the blade guides and separate as shown . , Discard center piece and plug Inspect blade guides for burrs and if present remove with fine sandpaper , BLADE GUIDE DISCARD PLUG 33
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B @ TH M @ @ ELS BACKUP BEARING 6 lnslall the special non - metallic blade guides supplied wilh the 1 ! 16 - inch blade as shown . Separate these guides as far as they will go BLADE GUIDE BLADE GUIDE NON - METALLIC l NON - METALLIC SEPERATE GUIDES AS FAR AS POSSIBLE 7 Uncoi ! the 1 / i 6 - inch blade and place over the wheels with the teeth facing front of saw and pointing down towards the table , \ WARNING : To avoid serious eye Injury or ] BLADE TENSION KNOB scrapes if the blade should suddenly uncoil , _ I wear safety goggles . Carefully uncoil the blade 1 holding tt at arms length . TURN TO NOTE : If the blade will not reach arour : d both wheels , " O " POSITION lower the upper wheel by turning the blade tension knob counte [ clockwise to the " 0 " position . 8 Turn the tension knob clockwise to adjust tension to the sanding position ( the letter " S " ) , This is the correct tension for the 1 / 16 - inch blade . TRACKING ADJUSTMENT SCREW 9 Turn the upperwheel by hand afewtimes andtumthe l _ acking adjustment screw to keep the 1t16 - inch blade running in the center of the upper wheel , t 34
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NOTE : Because of manufacturing tolerances in band saws and blades , it may be difficult to track the blade in the center of the wheel The blade may exhibit a tendency to wander to the front of the wheel , , If this condition exists , track the blade on the back hall of the BLADE ON BACK HALF OF UPPER WHEEL upper wheel J 10 Push the blade guide support toward the blade and adjust the blade guides so they are even with the front edge of the blade 11 Position the special non - metallic blade guides right up against tile 1 / 16 - inch blade and tighten the cap screws Because these special blade guides can be positioned right against the blade they prevent the blade from twisting and give the operator a greater sense of control NOTE : The back - up bearing suppods the blade from the rear and will spin when tlle blade is pushed BLADE GUIDE . ] against them while you are cutting As soon as you stop cutting , the bearing should stop spinning If the bearing is turning , tl _ e blade is too turning 12 To insure the back - up bearing is properly supporting close Move bearing slightly away from blade and the blade , push the bearing toward the blade until it tighten set screw with 1i8qnch hex " L " wrench Turn almost touches it , Turn the upper wheel , by hand , upper wheel and recheck checking the backup bearing to make sure it is not SCROLLING I - , , - - BLADE I 1 BACKUP BEARING WARNING : For your safety , comply with all the safety instructions on pages 2 - 5 before using the band saw . With the special 1 / 16 - inch scrolling blade and non - BEARING metallic blade guides , the band saw is capable of cutting SETSCREW extremely fine curves in thin material . . The non - metallic L blade guides are made from a special self - lubricating BLADE GUIDE material that decreases friction between the blade and guide blocks as well as preventing the blade from twisting WARNING : The l116 - inch scrolling blade oper - By using the special blade guides and 1 / 16 - inch scroll ates differently than the conventional band saw blade , it is possible to do almost everything a scroll saw blade ° For best results follow the instructions in can accomplish except interior or piercing cuts The " Band Saw Scrolling Tips " and the directions on band saw has the additional advantage of cutting much the back of the 1 / 16 - inch scrolling blade package , faster than the ordinary scroll saw 35
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BOTH MODELS Sears recommends the following Accessories Caster Set for Leg Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . - . . 2.2222 , 9 - 22221 Miter Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . - . 2 . . 9929 Hold - Down Clamp for Miter Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . - 29928 Stop - Rods for Miter Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 29924 Rip Fence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . - . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . . 0 . . 2 . Blades and Sanding Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S . . e . . e Catalog Circle Cutting Attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . - . 2 . . 3 . 411 Power Tool Know How Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 29117 Sears may recommend other - accessories not listed in the manual See your nearest Sears store for other accessories Do not use any accessory unless you have received and read complete instructions for its use , maintenance B @ TH , I @ DEL $ WARNING : Foryour own safety , turn switch " Off " ADJUSTING THE UPPER BLADE GUIDE and remove plug from power source outlet before TRAVEL matntalning or lubricating your band saw , If the upper guide bar will not move up and down Tires easily or falls when the lock knob is loosened , the following adjustment should be performed Pitch and sawdust that build up on the tires should be removed with a stiff brush or ' scraped off with a piece of 1 Remove the Guide Bar Lock Knob and the wood . _ washer which is under it 2 Using a 7 / 16 " socket or wrench tighten the nut NOTICE : To avoid damaging the tires do not use a which is under the washer to lust tight sharp knife or any kind or solvent . 3 Then loosen the same nut 1 turn When the tires become worn they should be replaced . 4 Move the guide bar up and down to check for When replacing the tires , stretch them around the wheels smooth movement while still holding its position but do not glue them on . . when released 5 Make further adjustments to the nut as required ADJUSTING BAND SAW BEVEL TRAVEL to get the guide bar to move smoothly and hold tf the band saw will not hold its position when at a its position when released bevel angle , and before the bevel lock is locked , or if 6 Reinstall the washer and Guide Bar Lock Knob it is difficult to change the bevel angle , an adjustment General Maintenance is necessary to correct the force required to bevel the band saw Keep your band saw clean . Remove the sawdust from the inside . Vacuum or blow out frequently , To adjust the force required to bevel the band saw locate the three ( 3 ) capscrews holding the frame to Do not allow filth to build up on the table the guides or the motor mount The capscrews are located in the the back - up bearings . Clean them with Craftsman recessed area behind the hub of the lower wheel at Gum and Pitch Remover . the 2 oclock , 6 o'clock , and t0 o'clock positions Use a 3i16 _ inch hexagonal " L " wrench that has a 4 - inch NOTICE : Do not Immerse the back - up bearings In leg , reach between the spokes of the lower wheel to the gum and pitch remover . the capscrews Adjust the capscrews equally tuntils the bevel action is smooth and the saw will hold i Put a thin coat of paste wax on the table so that the wood position before the bevel lock is locked slides easily while cutting . 36
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Light Bulb To replace the light bulb remove the front cover ° Use a WIRE CONNECTOR phillips screwdriver to remove the lens and replace the _ . 3REQ ) - _ BLACK bulb . The light butb is a 25 watt bayonet mount bulb . SWITCH _ _ , / , , - - LAMP CORD Frequently blow or vacuum out any sawdust from the . . . . _ . . . . . . motor . . Follow lubrication instnJction on the motor label BLACKK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " _ _ 3L = L _ - Z _ _ BLACK debrts , wear safety goggles when blowing out CORD W / PLUG J _ \ - - WHITE sawdust . GREEN - - ' J [ _ WARNING : To avoid electrocution or fire , imme - ! WHITE _ _ _ / _ " - - MOTOR CORD diately replace a worn , cut , or damaged power 1 cord , BLACK Lubrication WIRING DIAGRAM All of the ball bearings are packed with grease at the factory _ They require no further lubrication . troubBe shooting BOTH M @ DSL $ WARNING : For your ownsafety , turn switch " Off " and removeplug from powersource outlet beforetrouble 1 shooting your band saw / sander . 1 TROUBLE PROBABLE CAUSE REMEDY J Blade does not run in I Not tracking properly 1 Adjust tracking , see Assembly Section , " Installing the Blade " the approximate center of the upper wheel . Blade does not run in 1 Lower wheel not 1 Reposition the wheel by loosening setscrew positioned correctly on and slide wheel in or out to allow blade to run the approximate center of the lower wheel . shaft in center of wheel . Band Saw slows down 1 Belt too loose 1 Adjust belt tension , see Assembly Section " Installing and Aligning the Belt " when cutting . 2 Stop feeding , and back up the material slightly , Cutting too small a radius until the band saw speeds up 3 Dull blade 3 Replace blade 4 Overloading motor 4 . Slow down , trying to cut too fast , 1 Too much tension on { 1 Adjust tension See Getting To Know Your Blades breaking ° Band Saw blade I1 2 Kink in blade caused by I 2 Use correct cutting technique See Basic L Band Saw Operation Section cutting too small a radius or turning the material too fast when _ cutting _ ! Blade guides set too close ! i1 Adjust upper and lower blade guides See Blade dulls too quickly ° to teeth Assembly Section " Installing the Blade " 2 Cutting incorrect material , l 1 Too much tension on Band saw vibrates , I 1 Adjust according to " Installing and Aligning motor belt j _ _ P0 . _ Iy " - - V _ B " elt " section , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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trouble shooting - - motor BOTH M @ # ELS NOTE : Motors used on wood - working tools are particularly susceptible to the accumulation of sawdust and wood chips and should be blown out or " vacuumed " frequently to prevent interference with normal motor ventilation and proper operation of the centrifugally - operated starting switch TROUBLE PROBABLE CAUSE I REMEDY t Excessive noise _ 1 Motor t Have motor checked by qualified service technician Repair service is available at your nearest Sears store . 1 Circuit overloaded with 1 Do not use other appliances or motors on Motor fails to develop full power . NOTE : lights , appliances and same circuit when using the saw other motors LOW VOLTAGE : ( Power output of motor decreases rapidly with 2 Undersize wires or circuit 2 tncrease wire sizes , or reduce length of wiring decrease in vottage at too long See " Motor - Specifications and Electrical motor terminaJs For Requirements " section 3 General overloading of 3 Request a voltage check from the power qexampte , a reduction of ! 10 % in voltage causes power company company facilities a reduction of 19 % in maximum power output tof which the motor is _ capabte , and a reduction ; of 20 % in voltage causes ! a reduction of 36 % in _ maximum power ioutput . ) L = Motor starts slowly 1 Low voltage 1 Request voltage check from the power ! or fails to come up company Check size of circuit wiring ito full speed . 2 Windings burned out 2 Have motor repaired or replaced or open 3 Starting switch not 3 Blow out sawdust from motor Have motor operating , repaired . Motor overheats . I Motor overloaded I Feed work slower into blade 2 Improper cooling ( Air 2 Clean out sawdust to provide normal air circulation restricted circulation through motor See " Maintenance through motor due to and Lubrication " section sawdust accumulation . 1 Burned switch contacts - 1 Have switch replaced and request a voltage Starting switch in motor ' will not operate ° ( due to extended hold - in check from the power company periods caused by low line voltage , etc ) 2 Shorted capacitor 2 Have capacitor tested and replace if defective 3 Loose or broken 3 Have wiring checked and repaired connections . Motor stalls t Starting switch not ! . Have switch replaced ( resulting in blown operating fuses or tripped 2 Voltage too low to permit 2 Request voltage check from the power circuit breakers ) motor to reach operating company . speed 3 Fuses or circuit breakers 3 Install proper size fuses or circuit breakers do not have sufficient capacity . 1 Motor overloaded 1 Feed work slower into blade . Frequent opening of fuses or circuit 2 Fuses or - circuit breakers 2 Inst'all proper size fuses or circuit breakers breakers , do not have sufficient Check that wiring wilt handle load capacity 3 . Starting switch not 3 Have switch replaced . . Blow out sawdust operating ( motor does not reach speed ) . 38
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PARTS LIST FOR CRAFTSMAN 12 - INCH BAND SAW MODEL NO'S . 1 ' I 3.248212 & 113.248322 Always order by Part Number - Not by Key Number FIGURE 1 - DRIVE ASSEMBLY PARTS Key Part No . Description Key Part No , Description NO _ No . ' _ 30 " 816380 ' Lens 1 823672 Cover , Front ! Scale 2 9 - 26595 1 " 1 / 4 " Blade , Band Saw 31 808380 - 1 Screw , Pan Hd 3 41815 Tire Plastite # 6 x 3 / 8 4 816600 32 816362 Screw , SL Hd Set Slide Assembly , Lower 5 / 16 - 18 x 2 - 1 / 8 33 815865 - 2 Screw , Hex Wash Hd 5 STD582062 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 * Ring , Retaining 5 / 8 34 STD512505 6 41711 Washer , Spring * Screw , Truss Hd 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 7 8200 t 5 35 818000 * Bearing , Ball Guide , Lower Slide 8 823426 - 2 36 STD502502 Wheel , Upper * Screw , Soc , Set 1 / 4 - 20 x t / 4 9 38879 37 818925 Ring , Retaining 1 - 3 / 8 Bearing Thrust I0 STD54t431 38 816379 * Nut , Lock 5 / t 6 - 18 Guide , Blade STD551031 39 STD5II107 I1 * Washer , 21 / 64 x 5 / 8 x ! / 32 * Screw , Socket Button 12 816364 Support Assembly , Cap _ No . 10 - 32 x 3 / 4 4O STD583031 Upper Wheel * Ring , Retaining t3 816446 41 816365 Screw , Blade Tension Support , Guide 42 816387 3 / 8 - 16 x 10 - 1 / 4 Shaft , Lower Wheel 43 STD580103 14 816437 Knob , Blade Tension * Key , 3 / 16 Sq . . x I5 / 16 44 STD315238 ! 5 816350 Plate , Support * Bearing , Ball 16 808380 - 5 45 69059 Wheel , Drive Screw , Pan Hd , , Plastite Follower # 8 x 3 / 4 46 816349 ! 7 816433 Frame 47 816358 Nut , Heavy Square 3 / 8 - 16 18 816453 48 816377 Plate , Pivot Support Indicator , Tension 19 STD533110 49 STD551037 * Bolt , Carriage High Strength * Washer , 380 x . . 750x . . 03 5 / 16 _ 18 x 1 50 816353 Spring , Blade Tension 20 816464 51 STD503 ! 05 Latch , Cover - - * Screw , Soc . . Set 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 21 818050 52 816363 Cover , Rear Slide Assembly , Upper 22 8O8447 - 2 53 816361 Washer , Wave 3 / 8 x 3 / 4 x . 016 Lock , Slide STD551025 54 109093 23 I * Washer , I7 / 64 x 5 / 8 x 1 / 32 Bolt , Carriage 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / 4 24 STD541425 55 813786 - 2 * Nut , Lock 1 / 4 Screw , Pan Cross Hd . 25 805552 - 20 Washer , 17 / 64 x 1 x 1 / 16 Type " TT " No . . 8 / - 32 x 5 / 8 56 816388 26 816435 Guard , Blade Knob , t / 4 - 20 57 9 - 22361 27 816444 Socket , Light 1 " Belt , Sanding 1 / 2 x 80 Retainer 58 816368 28 808335 - 2 Platen , Sanding - - SP5779 29 STD372252 * Bulb , Light Owners Manual ( Not lilus ) * Standard hardware item May be purchased locally t Stock Item - May be secured through the Hardware Department of most Sears Retail Stores , 41
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PARTS LIST FOR CRAFTSMAN 12 - INCH BAND SAWS MODEL NO'S . 113.248212 & 113.218322 4 1 / 2 5 17 16 14 5 18 \ 9 19 \ 28 \ 34 . , . jl j J I " " " 35 i ' t ! FIGURE 2 42
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PARTS LIST FOR CRAFTSMAN 12 - INCH BAND SAWS MODEL NO'S . 113.2482 ' I 2 & 113,218322 Always order by Part Number - Not by Key Number FIGURE 2 - BASE COMPONENTS Keyoo Key Part Noo Description N Part No . Description No , 1 816421 Table , Rear 18 816434 Table , Front 19 816417 ( Model 113 248212 only ) Cover , Bottom 2O 818529 2 816420 Table , Rear Spring , Table Latch 21 816370 ( Model 113248322 only ) Spring , Table Alignment 22 815865 - 2 3 806036 _ 2 Screw , Locking Set Screw , Hex Washer Hd , , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 Type " TT " I / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 4 816423 Cover Base 23 818390 Base Assembly 816403 ( Model 113248212 only 24 Box , Switch STD541110 5 815868 Relief , Strain 25 * Nut , Hex 10 - 32 STD611005 6 810214 - 2 Screw , Low Hd Cap 26 * Screw , Pan Hd Ty AB 10 x 1 / 2 t / 4 _ 20 x 5 / 8 ( Model I13 , 248212 only ) STD551 7 816371 Key , Table Alignment 27 012 * Washer , Large 7 / 32 x 1 x t / 16 8 62204 Clip , Cord 28 818777 Latch , Table 9 STD522505 * Screw , Hex Wash Hd 29 8161t3 Switch , Locking t / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 30 STD610805 Screw , Pan Hd , , Plastite 10 816372 Plate , Cover # 8 x 1 / 2 818569 Gasket 11 STD60t103 * Screw , Pan Hd Type " TT " 31 10 - 32 x 3 / 8 32 STD511105 * Screw Pan Cross 10 _ 32 x 1 / 2 i2 STD551210 * Lockwasher , lnt # I0 33 9 - 22256 t Key , Switch 13 169123 _ 12 Relief , Strain 34 STD551010 * Washer , Small 14 816448 Cord , w / Plug 13 / 64 x 5 / 8 x t / 32 t5 816436 Cord , Switch 35 818193 Cap , Trim , LH t6 STD375006 * Connector , Wire 36 818192 Cap , Trim , R H 17 816888 Cord , Motor * Standard hardware item May be purchased locally , t " Stock Item - May be secured through the Hardware Department o ! most Sears Retail Stores 43
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PARTS LIST FOR CRAFTSMAN 12 - INCH BAND SAWS MODEL NO'S . 113.248212 & 113.218322 7 6 \ \ 17 _ 6 24 i ° - ' " 25 14 37 29 33 \ 34 36 / 9 39 42 FIGURE 3 44
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PARTS LIST FOR CRAFTSMAN 12 - INCH BAND SAW MODEL NO'S . 113.248212 & 113.248322 Always order by Part Number - Not by Key Number FIGURE 3 - BEVEL DRIVE AND MOTOR MOUNT ASSEMBLY PARTS Key Key Part No . Description Part No , Description No . Noo 1 816499 25 816465 Handwheel Assembly Spacer , 1 / 2 x . 59 2 816386 26 STD610805 Knob , Bevel Lock * Screw , Pan Hd . . Plastite 3 816381 Pinion Handwheet # 8x 1 / 2 4 STD541110 27 [ 809372 - 18 * Nut , Hex 10 - 32 Screw , Pan Hd 10 - 32 x 2 5 816384 28 STD551037 Gear , Handwheel * Washer , 380 x . 750 x 03 6 29 816504 816543 Cover , Bevel Gear Support Frame 7 816382 30 iSTD541437 Shaft , Bevel * Nut , Lock 3 / 8 - 16 STD571207 3 ! i817165 8 * Pin , Roll t / 8 x 3 / 4 Washer , Plastic 32 _ 816422 9 815865 - 2 Screw , Hex Washer Hdo Mount , Motor 33 iSTD580103 Ty TT 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 ! 8 * Key 3 / 16 Sq x 15 / 16 34 iSTD503105 I0 816348 * Screw , Set 15 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 Pinion , Bevel Drive i816407 ! 1 802392 - 38 35 Spacer 1 / 2 x 2 Pulley , Polyrib 2 Step 12 STD551050 * Washer , . 507 x t 25 x 125 ( Model 113 248322 only ) 13 815774 _ 3 35 818775 Rivet , 1 / 4 x 1 - t / 8 Pulley , Polyrib 3 5 In . 14 816360 Cam , Bevel Lock ( Model 113 . . 248212 only ) 36 816439 - 2 15 816359 Mount , Bevel Lock Belt , Poly " V " 16 60208 37 816612 i . l _ ) Motor , 1725 R P . M . " kNut , Push 1 / 4 17 813024 - 4 38 802392 - 50 Spacer , Motor Mount # 10 x 1 / 4 Washer , Spring 39 816390 18 816443 Pulley , Polyrib 2 Step Gear , Segment 19 60317 Washer , 21 / 32 x 1 x 1 / 64 ( Model 113 248322 only ) 20 816452 39 818776 Pulley , Potyrib 1.75 In Spacer , 9 x 1 / 4 21 STD551025 * Washer ; , 17 / 64 x t / 2 x 1 / 32 ( Model 113.248212 only ) 22 STD551125 40 816815 i * Lockwasher , 1 / 4 Stud , Belt Tension 23 815992 - 3 41 STD54t63I Screw , Hex Socket Head * Nut , Die Cast Wing 5 / 16 x 1 / 8 42 816814 Nut , Hex Flange Lock 10 - 32 Ty " TT " 1 / 4 - 20 x 7 / 8 43 816445 24 60240 i - kNut , Push 3 / 8 Bushing , Rubber _ ' _ Any attempt to repair this motor may create a hazard * Standard Hardware Item , may be purchased locally . unless repair is down by a Qualified Service Techni - - klf this part is removed , discard and replace with new cian . . Repair Service is available at your nearest Sears push nut ° Store 45
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PARTS LIST FOR CRAFTSMAN 12 - INCH BAND SAWS MODEL NO'S . 113.248212 & 113.218322 2 3 3 \ 3 Always order by Part Number - Not by Key Number FIGURE 4 - LEG SET PARTS LIST Part Key No . No . Description 81710 ' 5 t Leg 2 8181 63 Channel , Leg 3 815909 Stiffener , Lower 4 818170 Bracket , Leg 5 STD541237 * Nut , Hex Jam 3 / 8 - 16 6 803835 - 1 Foot , Levering 7 STD522506 * Screw , Truss Hd , , 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 8 STD551225 " Lockwasher , Int 1 / 4 STD541025 * Nut , 1 / 4 - 20 i 9 " Standard Hardware item may be Purchased LocatLy 46
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, , . . . . _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ . . . . . . ( . . . - . - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 iNCH Now that you have purchased your 12 inch Band Saw , should a need ever ' exist for repair parts or service simply contact any SERVICE Sears Service Center and most Sears , Roebuck and Co stores . Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit , The model number of your 12 inch Band Saw will be found on a Model No . plate attached to your saw , at the left hand side of the base 113.248212 Single Speed Band Saw with Leg Set Model No . 113 ° 248322 Two Speed Band Saw with Leg Set When ordering repair parts , always give the following IF YOU NEED information : REPAIR SERVICE OR PARTS : PART NUMBER PART DESCRIPTION For Repair Service , Call this Toll Free Number : MODEL NUMBER NAME OF ITEM 1 - 800 - 4 - REPAIR 12 " Band Saw 113248212 or 113.248322 ( 1 - 800 - 473 - 7247 ) All parts listed may be ordered from any Sears Service Center For replacement parts informa - and most Sears stores If the parts you need are not stocked tion and ordering , call this toll locally , your order will be electronically transmitted to a Sears free number : Repair Parts Distribution Center for handling 1 - 800 - FON - PART ( 1 - 800 - 366 - 7278 ) J _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL . 60179 U . S . A . Form No , , SP5779 Printed in U , , S A 3 / 95 Part No SP5779
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