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Owner's Manual 2.5 HP ( Ma × imum Deveioped ) 10 " inch Blade 5000 R . P . M . TABLE SAW ModeJ No . ! 37.218780 CAUTION . . o Safety Instructions Before using this Table Saw , o Installation read this manual and follow , , Operation all its Safety Rules and • Maintenance Operating Instructions . ® Parts List , , EspaSol Customer Help Line 1 - 800 - 843 - 1682 Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , mL60179 USA Part No . 137218780001
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, j 12 . WEANYOUR ALWAYS WEAR EYE GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS PROTECTION . Any table SECTION PAGE BEFORE USING THE TABLE SAW saw can throw foreign objects into the eyes which Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Safety is a combination of common sense , staying alert could cause permanent eye Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 and knowing how to use your table saw . ! i _ i : i damage . ALWAYS wear Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Safety Goggles ( not glasses ) Accessories and Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 that comply with ANSI safety standard Z87 . 1 . Tools needed for assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Everyday eyeglasses have only impact - resistant To avoid mistakes that could cause serious injury , do not Carton Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 plug the table saw in until you have read and understood lenses . They ARE NOT safety glasses . Safety Know Your Table Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 the following : Goggles are available at Sears . NOTE : Glasses or Assembly and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 goggles not in compliance with ANSI Z87 . ! could Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 t . READ and become familiar with this entire instruction i seriously hurt you when they break . Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 manual . LEARN the tool's applications , limitations , and i 13 . WEAR A FACE MASK OR DUST MASK . Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 possible hazards . Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Sawing operation produces dust . . KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working order . Making a push stick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 i : ! : i t4 . SECURE WORK . Use clamps or a vise to hold work 3 . : i REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES . EspaSol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 when practical . It's safer than using your hand and it Form the habit of checking to see that keys and frees both hands to operate tool . adjusting wrenches are removed from the tool before 15 . DISCONNECT TOOLS before servicing , and when turning ON . changing accessories , such as blades , bits , cutters , . KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN . Cluttered areas and and the like . benches invite accidents . REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL STARTING . 16 . FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY . DON'T USE JN A DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT . Make sure the switch is in OFF position before Don't use power tools in damp or wet locations , or plugging in . If this product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase , Sears expose them to rain . Keep work area well lighted . will repair it free of charge . 17 . USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES . Consult the : : / : : ! • i . KEEP CHILDREN AWAY . All visitors should be kept at owner's manual for the recommended accessories . Contact a Sears Service Center for repair . a safe distance from the work area . The use of improper accessories may cause risk of if this product is used for commercial or rentat purposes , this warranty applies only for 90 days from the date of injury to persons . , MAKE WORKSHOP KID PROOF with padlocks , master purchase . switches , or by removing starter keys . 18 . NEVER STAND ON TOOL . Serious injury could occur if the tool is tipped or if the cutting tool is unintentionally This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . , DON'T FORCE THE TOOL . It will do the job better contacted . and safer at the rate for which it was designed . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817 WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS . Before further use of 19 . USE THE RIGHTTOOL . Don't force tool or the the tool , a guard or other part that is damaged should attachment to do a job for which it was not designed . be carefully checked to determine that it will operate USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD . Make sure your properly and perform its intended function . Check for extension cord is in good condition . When using an alignment of moving parts , binding of moving parts , extension cord , be sure to use one heavy enough to breakage of parts , mounting , and any other conditions carry the current your product wi ! l draw . An undersized that may affect its operation . A guard or other part that cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced . MOTOR of power and overheating . The table on page 5 shows HP ( Max . developed ) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 20 . NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED . the correct size to use depending on cord length and Volts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 To avoid electrical hazards , fire hazards , or damage to TURN THE POWER OFF . Don't leave the toot until nameplate ampere rating . If in doubt , use the next Amperes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 the tool , use proper circuit protection . it comes to a complete stop . heavier gauge . The smaller the gauge number , the Hertz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 heavier the cord . 21 . DON'T OVERREACH . Keep proper footing and RPM ( no load ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5000 Your table saw is wired at the factory for 120V operation . : i : : i : : balance at all times . 1t . WEAR PROPER APPAREL . DO NOT wear loose Connect to a t20V , 15 AMP branch circuit and use a t5 : : : Overload protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . YES clothing , gloves , neckties , rings , bracelets , or other 22 . MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE . Keep tools sharp AMP time delay fuse or circuit breaker . To avoid shock or jewelry which may get caught in moving parts . and clean for best and safest performance . Follow fire , replace power cord immediately if it is worn , cut or SAW Nonslip footwear is recommended . Wear protective instructions for lubricating and changing accessories . damaged in any way . Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 - 1 / 2 " x 26 - ! / 2 " hair covering to contain long hair . Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1i0 i ! i Maximum depth of cut at 90 ° . . . . . 3 " Maximum depth of cut at 45 ° . . . . . 2 - 1 / 2 ' ! Maximum width of dado . . . . . . . . . 1 / 2 " SAVE THESE iNSTRUCTIONS Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.4 Ibs . , i : ! 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23 . DIRECTION OF FEED . Feed work into a blade or cutter 12 . GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDE ADEQUATE SUPPORT to the rearand Fig . A against the direction of rotation of the blade or cutter sides of the saw table for wide or long Wbrkpiece _ i IN THE EVENT OF A MALFUNCTmON OR BREAKDOWN , 3 - Prong PIug only . grounding provides a path of least resistance for electric 13 . AVOID KICKBACKS ( work thrown back towards current and reduces the risk of electric shock . This too ! 24 . WARNING : Dust generated from certain materials can you ) by keeping the blade sharp , keeping the rip be injurious to your health . Always operate saw in well is equipped with an electric cord that has an equipment fence ) arallel to the saw blade , and by keeping the ventilated areas and provide for proper dust removal . grounding conductor and a grounding plug . The plug ® i spreader , anti - kickback pawls , and guard in place MUST be plugged into a matching receptacle that is and functioning . Do not release work before it is j Prong properly installed and grounded in accordance with ALL SPECIFMC SAFETY INSTRUCTmONS pushed all the way past the saw blade . Do not rip - - - . . . . local codes and ordinances . Properly Groundedcle FOR THE TABLE SAW work that is twisted , warped , or does not have a 3 - Prong Recepta straight edge to guide along the fence . DO NOT MODIFY THE PLUG PROVIDED . If it will not 1 . ALWAYS USE SAW BLADE GUARD spreader and fit the receptacle , have the proper receptacle installed anti - kickback pawls for every operation fer which t4 . Fig . B AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS and hand by a qualified electrician . they can be used , including through - sawing . positions where a sudden slip could cause your IMPROPER CONNECTION of the equipment grounding Through - sawing operations are those in which the hand to move into the cutting tool . conductor can result in risk ef electric shock . The blade cuts completely through the workpiece Greunding _ qiLug _ [ _ ' _ i _ conductor with the green insulation ( with or without when ripping or cress - cutting , 15 . _ Make Sure This NEVER USE SOLVENTS to clean plastic parts . yellow stripes ) is the equipment grounding conductor . If is Connected to a Solvents could possibly dissolve or otherwise repair or replacement of the electric cord or plug is Known Greund 2 . ALWAYS HOLD THE WORK FIRMLY against the damage the material . Only a soft damp cloth should necessary , DO NOT connect the equipment grounding miter gauge or rip fence . be used to clean plastic parts . " " 2 - Prong conductor to a live terminal . Receptacle . USE A PUSH STICK when required . Always use a CHECK with a qualified electrician or service person if _ - - Adapter 16 . MOUNT your table saw before performing any push stick for ripping narrow stock . Refer to ripping you do not completely understand the grounding cutting operations . Refer to installation instructions . applications in the instruction manual where the GUIDELINES FOR EXTENSION CORDS instructions , or if you are not sure the tool is properly push stick is covered in detail . See the push stick grounded . 17 . NEVER CUT METALS or materials which may make pattern included in this Owner's Manual . USE ONLY 3 - wire extension cords that have 3 - prong hazardous dust . grounding plugs and 3 - pole receptacles that accept USE A SEPARATE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT for your . NEVER PERFORM ANY OPERATION tools . This circuit must not be less than # 12 wire and the tool's plug . Repair or replace damaged or worn 18 . ALWAYS USE IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA . " FREE HAND " , which means using your hands cord immediately . should be protected with a 15 Amp time delay fuse . Remove sawdust frequently . Clean out sawdust from only to support or guide the werkpiece . Always Before connecting the motor to the power line , make the interior of the saw to prevent a potential fire use either the fence or the miter gauge to position USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD . Make sure your sure the switch is in the OFF position and the electric hazard . and guide the work . extension cord is in good condition . When using an current is rated the same as the current stamped on the motor nameplate . Running at a ! ower voltage will extension cord , be sure te use one heaW enough to carry 5 . NEVER STAND or have any part of your body 19 . NEVER LEAVE THE TOOL running unattended . the current your product will draw . An undersized cord will damage the motor . in line with the path of the saw blade . Keep your Don't leave the too ! until it comes to a complete stop . result in a drop in line voltage and in loss of power which This toot is intended for use on a circuit that has a hands out of the line of the saw blade . will cause the tool to overheat . The table below shows the receptacle like the one illustrated in FIGURE A . FIGURE A 20 . correct size to use depending on cord length and For proper operation follow the instructions of this shows a 3 - prong electrical plug and receptacle that has a 6 . NEVER REACH behind or over the cutting tool nameplate ampere rating . If in doubt , use the next heavier owner's manual titled " SAW MOUNTED TO WORK grounding conductor . If a properly grounded receptacle is for any reason . gauge . The smaller the gauge number , the heavier the SURFACES . " Failure to provide sawdust falFthrough not available , an adapter ( FIGURE B ) can be used to cord . and removal hole will allow sawdust to build up in temporarily connect this plug to a 2 - contact ungrounded 7 . REMOVE the rip fence when cross - cutting . the motor area , which may result in a fire hazard or receptacle . The temporary adapter should be used only Be sure your extension cord is properly wired and in cause motor damage . until a properly grounded receptacle can be installed by 8 . DO NOT USE molding head set with this saw . good condition . Always replace a damaged extension cord a qualified technician . The adapter ( FIGURE B ) has a or have it repaired by a qualified person before using it . ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS rigid lug extending from it that MUST be connected to a 9 . FEED WORK INTO THE BLADE against the Protect your extension cords from sharp objects , permanent earth ground , such as a properly grounded direction of rotation only . excessive heat and damp or wet areas . POWER SUPPLY AND MOTOR receptacle box . The Canadian Electrical Code prohibits SPECIFICATIONS the use of adapters . 10 . NEVER use the fence as a cut - off gauge when cross - cutting . CAUTION : tn all cases , rnake certain the receptacle is This toot must be grounded while in use to protect the properly grounded , if you are not sure have a qualified operator from electrical shock . 1i . NEVER ATTEMPTTO FREE A STALLED SAW To avoid electrical hazards , fire hazards , or damage to electrician check the receptacle . BLADE without first turning the saw OFR Turn the tool , use proper circuit protection . Use a separate power switch OFF immediately to prevent motor ( when using 120 volts only ) electrical circuit for your tools . Your saw is wired at the Ampere Rating Total length of cord in feet damage . factory for t20V operation . Connect to a 120V , 15 Amp more than not more than 25 ' 50 ' 100 ' 150 ' This table saw is for indoor use only . Do not expose to circuit and use a I5 Amp time delay fuse or circuit 0 6 18 16 16 14 rain or use in damp locations . breaker . To avoid shock or fire , if power cord is worn or 6 10 18 t6 14 12 cut , or damaged in any way , have it replaced 10 12 16 t6 14 12 immediately . 12 16 t 4 12 Not Recommended SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 5 : : : ' : : : :
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UNPACKING YOUR TABLE SAW : RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES UNPACKING AND CHECKING CONTENTS / Separate all parts from packing material . Check each one Visit your Sears Hardware Department or see the with the illustration on the next page and the table of Craftsman Power and Hand Tools Catalog to purchase loose parts to make certain all items are accounted for , recommended accessories for this power tool . before discarding any packing material . To avoid the risk of personal injury : To avoid personal injury , if any parts are missing or - Do not use adjustable ( wobble ) type dadoes or damaged , do not attempt to assemble the table saw , plug carbide tipped dado blades , maximum dado width in the power cord , or turn the switch on until the missing is I / 2 " . or damaged part is obtained and is installed correctly . • Do not use a dado with a diameter larger than 6 " . TABLE OF LOOSE PARTS • Do not use molding head set with this saw . o Do not modify this power tool or use accessories not recommended by Sears . ITEM DESCRIPTION QUANTITY A . Table saw assembly 1 B . Blade guard and splitter 1 C . Bolt , flat washer , toothed washer , t each oval washer D . Rip fence and handle t E . Handwheels 2 R Dome nuts 2 c D G . Wheel handles 2 TOOLS NEEDED H . Dado insert 1 I . Miter gauge t J . Hex key 2 K . Blade wrenches 2 Medium screwdriver Adjustable wrench NOTE : To make assembly easier , keep contents of box together . Apply a coat of automobile wax to the table . Wipe all parts thoroughly with a clean dry cloth . This will # 2 Phillips screwdriver @ reduce friction when pushing the workpiece . J I I I I _ L _ L . J _ LLL _ @ Straight edge Combination square @ 1 @ E G H K
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SAW MOUNTED TO WORK SURFACES ( FIG . A ) t . The saw must be properly secured to a sturdy Fig . B r _ _ i : _ ' workbench using the four mounting holes at [ he base of the saw . Blade guard 2 . The surface of the table where the saw is to be 31einsert mounted must have a hole large enough to facilitate Miter gauge sawdust fall - through and removal . Rip fence 3 . Square the saw on the mounting surface and mark the location of the four 3 / 8 " mounting holes ( I ) . 4 . Drill 3 / 8 " holes into the mounting surface . 5 . Mark an 11 " square ( 2 ) centered between the four Table mounting holes ( 1 ) . 6 . Cut out and remove the square • 7 . This opening will allow sawdust to fall through ( i the saw base . 8 . place the saw on the work surface , and align the tO - i . o 2,5 mounting holes of the saw with those drilled through Blade tilt pointer TABLE SAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the surface . Blade bevel 9 . Fasten the saw to the work surface . lock knob 1 Blade tilt scale Fig . A Blade tilting handwheel BLADE RAISING HANDWHEEL ( FIG . C ) 1 1 , Attach the handwheel ( 1 ) to the elevation screw ( 2 ) , Make sure the slots ( 3 ) in the hub of the handwheel @ engage with the pins ( 4 ) , • Blade elevation 2 . Attach and tighten the dome nut ( 5 ) at the end of the handwheet shaft ( Fig . D ) . Overload reset switch Mounting holes Fig . C Kickback pawls 3 2 4 Splitter Blade @ Splitter bracket BLADE TILTING HANDWHEEL ( FIG . D ) Failure to provide the sawdust fall - through hole will cause t . Attach the other handwheel ( 6 ) to the blade tilting sawdust to build up in the motor area , which may result screw in the same manner as above . in fire or cause motor damage . 2 , Attach and tighten the handwheel dome nut ( 5 ) , KEEPING THE AREA CLEAN ( FIG . B ) Fig . O 1 . Sawdust and wood chips that fall from under the saw will accumulate on the f ! oor , 2 . Make it a practice to pick up and discard this dust when you have completed cutting , _ nches _ Mounting hole Always keep your work area clean , uncluttered and well lit , Do not work on floor surfaces that are slippery from sawdust or wax . : : : : i : : : : : : : : : 8 • • • i i • • i ¸ 4
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RIP FENCE ( FIG . E ) , 2 . Raise the btade arbor ( 4 ) ( FIG . G ) to the maximum BLADE GUARD ASSEMBLY ( FIG . I , J , K , L ) Che6k that the nuts ( 7 ) that hold the blade guard 1 . Thread the fence handle ( t ) into the cam hole ( 2 ) height by turning the blade - raising handwheel assembly ( 8 ) to the bracket ( 4 ) are tight . Tighten if counterclockwise . until tight . necessary . ( FIG . K ) 2 , Lift upward on the rip fence handle so that the 3 . Remove the arbor nut ( 5 ) and flange ( 6 ) , remove blade . To avoid injury from an accidental start , make sure the holding clamp ( 3 ) is fully extended , 4 . Install the new saw blade onto the arbor with the Fig , K switch is in the OFF position and the plug is not 3 . Place the rip fence on the saw table and engage blade teeth pointing toward the front of the saw . connected to the power source outlet . the holding clamp to the table rear . Lower the 5 . Install the flange against the blade and thread the 1 . Set the blade to maximum height and the tilt to zero front end onto the front rail ( 4 ) . arbor nut as far as possible by hand . Ensure that the degrees on the bevel scale . Lock the blade lock 4 . Push down on the fence handle ( t ) to lock . blade is flush against the inner side of the blade knob . flange . Fig . E 2 . Place the external tooth lockwasher ( t ) followed by a Fig . G flat washer ( 2 ) onto the long bolt ( 3 ) . 3 . Insert this bolt through the splitter bracket ( 4 ) on the back of the guard assembly . 5 m Fig . I 4 I I till [ 1 6 . Position the blade guard arm ( 9 ) ( FIG , L ) to the 4 2 rear . 7 . Using a straight edge , check to see that the blade 1 guard splitter ( 10 ) is aligned with the saw blade ( t 1 ) . 6 . To tighten the arbor nut ( 5 ) ( FIG . H ) use the open - end 8 , If straightening adjustment is necessary , the \ wrench ( 7 ) and align the wrench jaws on the flats of splitter ( 10 ) can be shifted to the left or to the right , 3 2 1 and rotated . the blade arbor to keep the arbor from turning . 9 . When you are certain the splitter is properly aligned CHANGING THE BLADE ( FIG . F , G , H ) 7 . Place the box - end wrench ( 8 ) on the arbor nut , with the saw blade , tighten the bolt ( 3 ) . and turn clockwise ( to the rear of the saw table . ) , Place washer ( 5 ) onto the pivot rod ( 6 ) . Insert the 8 . Replace the blade insert in the table recess , insert NOTE : The splitter must always be correctly aligned guard assembly into the pivot rod { FIG . J and K ) at screws through the front and rear holes and tighten . so that the cut workpiece will pass on either side of To avoid injury from an accidental start , make sure the the rear of the saw table and tighten , the splitter without binding or twisting to the side . switch is in the OFF position and the plug is not Fig , H NOTE : Blade guard and splitter assembly removed connected to the power source outlet . Fig . L from the splitter bracket illustration for clarity . ( FIG . J ) . . Remove the table insert ( 1 ) by unscrewing the two Fig . J screws ( 2 , 3 ) . Be careful not to lose the rubber washer that is on the back screw ( 3 ) beneath the _ _ 8 table insert . 10 5 NOTE : The back screw is longer than the 11 front screw . I Fig , F 9 - - r - - , - = @ . . 6 IH To avoid injury from a thrown workpiece , blade parts , or blade contact , never operate saw without - t the proper insert in place . Use the saw blade i insert when sawing . Use the dado head insert when using a dado . : / : : : : i : : : ' : : i ¸ _ ' i ' : : : i ¸ / : ! i : : ' ( : : , : i : : : : : : / i , : _ : : ¸ ? : : : i ? : : _ : : : : ! : : ' : _ : i : : i : : ¸ , : : : : : : ! : : _ : : : : , , _ i : ! : : ii : ¸ : : i : : i : , : : : : : ! _ : : i _ , _ : : / : _ " ii : : ' _ _ i ¸ : ¸ I : : : : : : : ? ! : : : : ) ; ! , 10 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : i i ? i ; : : : : ! ¸ : : : I { : : : : , : , : : : : : : ! : ; , : ! i : ! : , ! ! : : _ i ! _ / ' : : ! : : ( : : : ) : : : : I : : : : ii : i : : ; : : _ _ : : : : : : : , I ; _ ? : ! : : _ i : i : : _ , : ? i / > ' : , / : ! : ! : : : : ii : ? : i : i : : ! ' : f : : : i : : i , : : ; i ! : ; : i ! ! ? _ : : ! { : : : : : : : ! : : iii : : : , 1 : i1 : : ii ! : : ¸ : i _ : : : : : i : ! : : { , : : : : _ _ i : : : : i : i ; i ! , : : : : : _ : ) : : : : i _ : : : i : : : : ii / i : _ : : : : : : _ : / ' : i ! i ? i , : ? _ : ! _ ? : : : ¸ ! ' : ; _ ! _ f _ : ! : : : : : i ; : ! ! : _ _ i : : : : : ! : : ! : : ! ! i _ : : i : : : : ? : i ! / _ : : ! : , i ! : : : ; , : : : i : : i : i : _ i : ¸ ; i ! ii : : : ii ¸ : i ! ! : i : , ! i _ ! : ! ; _ : . : : : i : i ; i : i : ! : : ' : _ : : i : ! : : ! : : i ; : i ! i : i : : : _ : _ ! ii _ ' : i : : : : _ iii ! : ; : : iii ! : : { ! _ i : : ii ? i , i : : : i : ii : _ , i : i : : ii ! ! i : _ ii : ! _ ; ; ili 4
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BLADE PARALLEL TO MITER GAUGE ADJUSTMENT INSTRUCTIONS 6 . Loosen the bevel lock knob . Turn the blade tilting Fig . N handwheel to move the blade until it is 90 ° to the GROOVE ( FIG . Q , R ) table . MITER GAUGE ADJUSTMENT ( FIG . M ) 7 . Adjust the collar ( 5 ) so it contacts the bracket ( 3 ) This adjustment was made at the factory , but it should 1 . Make sure that the miter gauge will slide freely through both table grooves . when the blade is 90 ° to the table . Tighten the be rechecked and adjusted if necessary . 2 . Loosen the lock knob ( 1 ) . Set the pointer ( 2 ) to the 90 ° two set screws ( 4 ) . mark on the scale . 3 . Make a 90 ° cut in a piece of scrap wood . Check cut Fig . 0 To prevent personal injury : 90 ° 45 ° piece to see if it was cut at 90 ° . If it is not , continue to - Always disconnect plug from the power source when adjust the miter gauge body ( 3 ) until the wood piece 1 I making any adjustments . is cut at 90 ° . Refer to OPERATION section for cutting L £ i i instructions . This adjustment must be correct or kickback could result and accurate cuts cannot be made . / / / / \ 1 I 8 6 7 5 4 Fig . M Initial adjustment ( FIG . Q ) I . Remove the yellow switch key and unplug 2 _ the saw . II 90 ° 2 . Move the blade guard out of the way . 3 . Raise the blade to the highest position and set at the 0 ° angle ( 90 ° straight up ) . 4 . Select and mark , with a felt tip marker , a blade RIP FENCE INDICATOR ADJUSTMENT ( FIG . N ) tooth having a " right set " . 1 . The rip fence indicator ( 6 ) points to the 45 ° Stop 5 . Place the combination square base ( 1 ) into the measurement scale ( 8 ) . The scale shows the 1 . With the blade in the upright 90 ° position , loosen the right side miter gauge groove ( 2 ) . ( FIG , Q ) distance from the side of the fence to the nearest bevel lock knob . Turn the blade tilting handwheel and 6 . Adjust the rule so it touches the front marked tooth side of the blade . move the blade to the 45 ° position as far as it will go . and lock the ruler so it holds its position in the 2 2 . Measure the actual distance with a rule . If there is a 2 . Place the combination square on the table as shown square assembly . difference between the measurement and the in ( FIG . O ) to check if the blade is 45 ° to the table , 7 . Rotate the blade bringing the marked tooth to the indicator , adjust the indicator ( 6 ) . 3 . If the blade is not 45 ° to the table , loosen the two set rear and about 1 / 2 inch above the table , 3 . Loosen the screw ( 7 ) and slide the indicator to the RIP FENCE ADJUSTMENT ( FIG . N ) screws ( 4 ) located under the table saw ( FIG , P ) with 8 . Carefully slide the combination square to the rear correct measurement on the scale . Tighten screw until the ruler touches the marked tooth . a 3 mm hex key , and back off the collar ( 5 ) . and remeasure with the rule . 9 . If the ruler touches the marked tooth at the front and 4 . Loosen the bevel lock knob ; turn the tilting handwheel to move the blade until it is 45 ° to the rear positions , no adjustment is needed at this time . To avoid injury from an accidental start , make sure table . If not , perform adjustment procedure described in the switch is in the OFF position and the plug is next section . 5 . Adjust the collar ( 5 ) so it contacts the bracket ( 3 ) To avoid injury from an accidental start , make sure the not connected to the power source outlet . when the blade is 45 ° , Tighten set screws ( 4 ) . switch is in the OFF position and the plug is not Fig , Q t . The fence ( 1 ) is moved by lifting up on the handle ( 2 ) connected to the power source outlet . BLADE TILT POINTER and sliding the fence to the desired location . Pushing J ADJUSTING THE 90 ° AND 45 ° POSITIVE STOPS down on the handle locks the fence in position . 1 . When the blade is 3ositioned at 90 ° , adjust the ( FIG . O , P ) 2 . Position the fence on the right side of the table , and blade tilt pointer to read 0 ° on the scale . Your saw has ) ositive stops that will quickIy position the along one edge of the miter gauge grooves . 2 . Loosen the holding screw , position pointer over 0 ° saw blade at 90 ° or 45 ° to the table , These stops were 3 . Lock the fence handle . The fence should be parallel and tighten screw . set at the factory . Make adjustments only if necessary . with the miter gauge groove . NOTE : Make a trial cut on scrap wood prior to making 4 . If adjustment is needed to make the fence parallel to 90 ° Stop critical cuts . Measure for exactness . the groove , do the following : 1 . Disconnect the saw from the power source . ° Loosen the two screws ( 3 ) and lift up on the handle ( 2 ) . 2 . Turn the blade elevation handwheel and raise the Fig . P - Hold the fence bracket ( 4 ) firmly against the front blade to the maximum elevation . of the saw table . Move the far end of the fence 3 . Loosen the blade bevel lock knob and move the until it is parallel with the miter gauge groove . blade to the maximum vertical position . Tighten the * Tighten both screws and push the handle to lock . lock knob . 5 , If fence is loose when the handle is in the locked 4 . Place a combination square on the table and ( downward ) position , do the following : against the blade ( t ) to determine if the blade o Move the handle ( 2 ) upward and turn the adjusting is 90 ° to the table . ( FIG . O ) screw ( 5 ) clockwise until the rear clamp is snug . 5 . If the blade is not 90 ° to the table , loosen the two Do not turn the adjusting screw more than 1 / 4 set screws ( 4 ) , located on the bottom of the table saw , turn at a time . ( FIG . P ) with the hex key , and back off the collar ( 5 ) . - Over4ightening the adjusting screw will cause 345 the fence to come out of alignment . 13 4
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Additional blade adjustments ( FIG . R ) 1 . If the front and rear measurements are not the To avoid injury , the ON / OFF switch should be in the OFF AVOID KICKBACK by pushing forward only on that same , remove the combination square and loosen section of the workpiece that will pass between the blade the four adjusting screws ( 1 ) on the top of the table position and the plug removed from the power source and the fence . about a half turn . while the motor cool down takes place , to prevent BASIC SAW OPERATIONS accidental starting when the reset button is pushed . 2 . With a folded piece of cardboard covering the blade Fig . U Overheating may be caused by misaligned parts or dull to protect your hands , move the blade carefully to RAISING THE BLADE ( FIG . S ) blade . Inspect your saw for proper setup before using it the left or right as much as needed to align To raise or lower the blade , turn the blade elevation f again . the blade correctly . handwheel ( 1 ) to the desired blade height , and then 3 . Tighten the [ our screws ( t ) and remeasure , as tighten lock handle ( 2 ) to maintain the desired blade CUTTING OPERATIONS described in steps 4 to 9 in the prior section . angle . There are two basic types of cuts : ripping and 4 . If sufficient adjustment cannot be made by the four crosscutting , Ripping is cutting along the length and Fig , S adjusting screws ( I ) , then also loosen the two the grain of the workpiece . Crosscutting is cutting adjusting screws ( 2 ) . Loosen these two screws only if either across the width or across the grain of the necessary . workpiece . Neither ripping nor crosscutting may be 5 . Recheck blade clearance making sure that the done safely freehand . Ripping requires the use of the blade does not hit the table insert or other parts rip fence , and crosscutting requires the miter gauge , when at the 90 ° and 45 ° settings . \ / 6 . Tighten all screws . - - - ' - - - - - - ] I Fig . R \ I 3 J Before you use the saw each and every time , check the following : TILTING THE BLADE ( FIG . S ) t . Blade is tight on the arbor . To tilt the saw blade for bevel cutting , loosen the 2 . Bevel angle lock knob is tight . lock knob ( 2 ) and turn the tilting handwheel ( 3 ) . Tighten 3 . If ripping , fence knob is tight and fence is the lock knob ( 2 ) to secure . parallel to the miter gauge grooves , 4 . Blade guard is in place and working properly . 6 . Keep your thumbs off the table top . When both of your ON / OFF SWITCH ( FIG . T ) 5 . You are wearing safety glasses . thumbs touch the front edge of the table ( 2 ) , finish the The ON / OFF switch has a removable key . With the key cut with a push stick . Make a push stick using the The failure to adhere to these common safety removed from the switch , unauthorized and hazardous pattern on page 29 . rules , and those printed in the front of this manual , use by children and others is minimized . 7 . The push stick ( 3 ) should always be used when the can greatly increase the likelihood of injury . t . To turn the saw ON , insert key ( 1 ) into the slot in the ripped workpiece is 2 " or narrower ( 1 ) . ( FIG . V ) switch ( 2 ) . Move the switch upward to the ON position . 8 . Continue pushing the workpiece with the push stick ( 3 ) 2 . To turn the saw OFF , move the switch downward . until it passes the blade guard and clears the rear of RIPPING ( FIG . U , V ) the table . 3 . To lock the switch in the OFF position , grasp the end ( or yellow part ) of the switch toggle ( t ) , and pul ! it out . 9 . Never puI ! the workpiece back when the blade is 4 . With the switch key removed , the switch will not operate . turning . Turn the switch OFF . When the blade To prevent serious injury : completely stops raise the anti - kickback pawls on 5 . if the switch key is removed while the saw is running , , Do not allow familiarity gained from the frequent use it can be turned OFF but cannot be restarted without each side of the splitter and slide the workpiece out . of your table saw to cause careless mistakes . inserting the switch key ( 1 ) . Remember that even a careless fraction of a second Fig . V Fig , ! ! " is enough to cause a severe injury . , Keep both hands away from the blade and path of the blade . RESET • The workpiece must have a straight edge against the fence and must not be warped , twisted , or bowed . 3 1 . Remove the miter gauge . Secure the rip fence to the table . 3 2 . Raise the blade so it is about 1 / 8 " higher than the top of the workpiece . 3 . Place the workpiece flat on the table and against the OVERLOAD PROTECTION ( FIG . T ) fence . Keep the workpiece about t " away from the blade . This saw has a reset overload relay button ( 3 ) that will 4 . Turn the saw ON and wait for the blade to come up restart the motor after it shuts off due to overloading or to speed . 1 low voltage . If the motor stops during operation , turn the 5 . Slowly feed the workpiece into the blade by pushing ON / OFF switch to the OFF position . Unplug the saw forward only on the workpiece section ( 1 ) that will from its power source . Wait about five minutes for the pass between the blade and the fence . { FIG . U ) motor to cool down . Push in on the reset button ( 3 ) and turn the switch to the ON position . 4
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BEVEL RIPPING COMPOUND MITER CROSSCUTTING ( FIG . Y ) Fig . W This cut is the same as ripping except the blade bevel This sawing operation combines a miter angle with a angle is set to an angle other than 0 ° . bevel angle . , , , S 3 1 . Set the miter gauge ( 3 ) to the desired angle . Use only the left side groove ( 2 ) . 3 2 2 . Set the blade ( 1 ) bevel to the desired angle . Cut only with the workpiece and the fence on the right 3 . Carefully push the miler gauge to begin the side of the blade . cutting operation . RIPPING SMALL PIECES Fig . Y 3 2 1 Avoid injury from blade contact . Never make through _ saw cuts narrower than I / 2 " wide . 1 . It is unsafe to rip small pieces . Instead , rip a larger piece to obtain the size of the desired piece , 2 , When a small width is to be ripped and your hand DADO CUTS ( FIG . BB ) cannot be safely put between the blade and the 1 . The dado table insert is included with this saw . BEVEL CROSSCUTTING ( FroG . X ) rip fence , use one or more'push sticks to move This cutting operation is the same as crosscutting except Remove saw blade , blade guard , installed dado , the workpiece . and dado table insert . the blade is at bevel angle other than 0 ° . 1 . Adjust the blade ( 1 ) to the desired angle , and tighten 2 . Instructions for operating the dado are packed with CROSSCUTTING ( FIG . W ) the blade bevel lock knob . the separately purchased dado set . 2 , Always work to the left side of the blade . The miter 3 . The arbor ( 1 ) on this saw restricts the maximum width of the cut to 1 / 2 " . gauge ( 3 ) must be in the left side groove { 2 ) . It To prevent serious injury : cannot be used in the right side groove unless the MITERING ( FIG . Z ) 4 . It is not necessary to install the outside flange ( 2 ) , Do not allow familiarity gained from the frequent use miter angle is very sharp , as it wilt interfere with the This sawing operation is the same as crosscutting except before screwing on the arbor nut ( 3 ) . Make sure that of your table saw to cause careless mistakes . blade guard . the arbor nut ( 3 ) is tight , and that at least one thread the miter gauge is locked at an angle other than 90 ° . Remember that even a careless fraction of a second 1 . Hold the workpiece ( 2 ) firmly against the miter of the arbor sticks out past the nut . is enough to cause a severe injury . Fig . X 5 . Use only the 6 " dado set and keep the width 1 / 2 " or gauge ( 3 ) . • Keep both hands away from the blade and path of the 2 . Feed the workpiece slowly into the blade ( 1 ) to less . It wil ! be necessary to remove the blade guard blade . 1 prevent the workpiece from moving . and splitter when using dado . Use caution when dado is operating . 1 . Remove the rip fence and place the miter gauge in 6 . Use only the correct number of round outside blades the left side groove . Fig . Z and inside chippers as shown in the dado set's instruction 2 . Adjust the blade height so it is 1 / 8 " higher than the manual . Blade or chipper must not exceed 1 / 2 " . top of the workpiece . 7 . Check saw to ensure that the dado will not strike the 3 . Hold the workpiece firmly against the miter gauge housing , insert , or motor when in operation . with the blade path in line with the desired cut location . Move the workpiece to one inch distance % \ x from the blade . 4 , Start the saw and wait for the blade ( 1 ) to come up to For your own safety , always replace the blade , blade full speed . guard assembly , and blade insert when you are finished 5 . Keep the workpiece ( 2 ) against the face of the miter with the dado operation . gauge ( 3 ) and flat against the face of the gauge and flat against the table . Then slowly push the workpiece through the blade ( FIG . W ) . 2 Fig . BB 6 . Do not try to pull the workpiece back with the blade turning . Turn the switch OFF , and carefully slide the [ q workpiece out when the blade is completely stopped . j2 ' H J USING WOOD FACING ON THE RmPFENCE ( FIG . AA ) J Pi When performing some special cutting operations , add a wood facing ( 1 ) to either side of the rip fence ( 2 ) : zFd I 1 1 . Use a smooth straight 3 / 4 " thick wood board ( 1 ) that is as long as the rip fence . 2 . Attach the wood facing to the fence with wood screws ( 3 ) through the holes in the fence . A wood \ fence should be used when ripping material such as " 3 thin paneling to prevent the material from catching ij between the bottom of the fence and the table . , . 4 17 • / L ¸ • • L • • : : : ! • • i ¸ " • : : • : • : • : . : i : : : • : - L : : L • ' : : : I : : L ¸ • • • • • • : • • : • • •
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TROUBLESHOOTMNG GUIDE MAINTAINING YOUR TABLE SAW Fig . CC GENERAL MAINTENANCE To avoid injury from an accidental start , turn the switch OFF and always remove the plug from the power source before making any adjustments . For your own safety , turn the switch OFF and remove the • Consult your local Sears Service Center if for any reason the motor will not run . switch key . Remove the plug from the power source SYM PTOM POSSIBLE CAUSES CORRECTIVE ACTION outlet before maintaining or lubricating your saw . 1 . Clean out all sawdust that has accumulated inside Saw will not start . 1 . Saw not plugged in . 1 . Plug in saw . the saw cabinet and the motor . 2 . Fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped . 2 . Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker . 2 . Polish the saw table with an automotive wax to keep 3 . Cord damaged . 3 . Havecord replaced by a Sears it clean and to make it easier to slide the workpiece . Service Center . 3 . Clean cutting blades with pitch and gum remover . 4 Does not make 4 . A worn , cut , or damaged power cord should be 1 . Positive stop not adjusted correctly . 1 . Check blade with square and adjust accurate 45 ° and positive stop . replaced immediately . 90 ° rip cuts . 2 . Blade tilt pointer not set accurately . 2 . Check blade with square and adjust pointer to zero . All electrical or mechanical repairs should be attempted Material pinches blade 1 . Rip fence not aligned with blade . 1 . Check and adjust rip fence . only by a trained repair technician . Contact the nearest when ripping . 2 . Warped wood , edge against 2 . Select another piece of wood . fence is not straight . Sears Service Center for service . Use only identical replacement parts . Any other parts may create a hazard . Material binds on splitter . 1 . Splitter not aligned correctly 1 . Check and align splitter with blade , Place a small amount of dry lubricant such as graphite with blade . 5 . Use liquid dish washing detergent and water to or silicon on screw rod ( 1 ) at the thrust washer ( 5 ) . Do clean all plastic parts . not oil the threads of the screw rods . The screw rod must Saw makes 1 . Dull blade . 1 . Replace blade . NOTE : Certain cleaning chemicals can damage be kept clean and free of sawdust , gum , pitch , and other Blade mounted backwards . 2 . Turn btade around . unsatisfactory cuts . 2 . , plastic parts . 3 3 . Remove blade and clean with contaminants for smooth operation . Gum or pitch on blade . turpentine and coarse steel wool . , Avoid use of the following cleaning chemicals or 4 . Incorrect blade for work being done . 4 . Change the blade . If excessive looseness is observed in any other part of solvents : gasoline , carbon tetrachtoride , chlorinated 5 , Gum or pitch on table 5 . Cfean table with turpentine the blade raising mechanism or tilting mechanism , take solvents , ammonia and household detergents and steel wool . causing erratic feed . the complete unit to a Sears Service Center . containing ammonia . Material kicked back 1 . Rip fence out of alignment . 1 . Atign rip fence with miter gauge slot . from blade . 2 . BLADE RAISING AND TILTING MECHANISM ( FIG . CC ) Splitter not aligned with blade , 2 . Align splitter with blade . LUBRICATION 3 . Feeding stock without rip fence . 3 . Install and use rip fence . After each five hours of operation , the blade raising All motor bearings are permanently lubricated at the 4 . Splitter not in place . 4 . Install and use splitter ( with guard ) . mechanism and tilting mechanism should be checked for factory and require no additional lubrication . 5 . Dull blade . 5 . Replace blade . looseness , binding , or other abnormalities . With the saw On all mechanical parts of your table saw where a 6 . The operator letting go of material 6 . Push material all the way past saw disconnected from the power source , turn the saw before it is past saw blade . pivot or threaded rod are present , lubricate using blade before releasing work . upside down and alternately pull upward and downward 7 . Miter angle lock knob is not tight , 7 . Tighten knob . graphite or silicone . These dry lubricants will not on the motor unit . Observe any movement of the motor hold sawdust as would oil or grease . mounting mechanism . Looseness or play in the blade Blade does not ! . Sawdust and dirt in raising 1 . Brush or blow out loose dust and dirt . raising screw ( 1 ) should be adiusted as follows : raise or tilt freely . and tilting mechanisms . 1 . Using a wrench , loosen nut ( 2 ) . Blade does not 1 . Extension cord too iight 1 . Replace Withadequate size cord . 2 . Adjust nut ( 3 ) until it is finger4ight against the come up to speed . or too long . 2 . bracket ( 4 ) , then back off the nut 1 / 6 turn . Low house voltage . 2 . Contact your electric company . 3 . Tighten nut ( 2 ) with the wrench , while holding the Machine vibrates 1 . 1 . Saw not mounted securely to Tighten all mounting hardware . nut ( 3 ) in place . Maximum allowable play of screw workbench . excessively . rod ( 1 ) is 4 ram . 2 . Bench on uneven floor , 2 . Reposition on fiat level surface . Fasten to floor if necessary . 3 . 3 . Damaged saw blade . Replace blade . Does not make accurate 1 , Miter gauge out of adjustment . Adjust miter gauge . 45 ° and 90 ° cross cuts , I 1 -
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