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Owner's Manual iiii I [ CRI : iFTSMRN'I Variable Speed / 1 Inch Stroke Double Insulated ELECTRONIC RECIPROCATING SAW Model Nos . 315.171071 315.171081 Save this manual for future reference • Safety , _ CAUTION : Read and • Features follow all Safety Rules and • Adjustments Operating Instructions before • Operation first use of this product , • Maintenance Customer Help Line : 1 - 800 - 932 - 3188 • Parts List Sears Roebuck and Co , , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page : www , sears . com / craftsman 972000 - 636 6 - 99
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• Table Of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 • Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 • Rules For Safe Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 5 • Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 • Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 • Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 • Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 - 8 • Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 10 • Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 11 • Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 • Exploded View and Repair Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 • Parts Ordering / Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN ELECTRONIC RECIPROCATING SAW If this CRRFTSHRN Electronic Reciprocating Saw fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase , RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES , and Sears will repair it , free of charge . If this rRRFT $ 14RN Electronic Reciprocating Saw is used for commercial or rental purposes , this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase . This warranty gives you specific legal dghts , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . Sears , Roebuck end Co . , Dept . 817WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 Your reciprocating saw has many features for making _ k CAUTION : Carefully read through this entire cutting operations more pleasant and enjoyable . owner's manual before using your new Safety , performance and dependability have been reciprocating saw . Pay close attention to the given top priority in the design of this saw making it Rules For Safe Operation , Warnings and easy to maintain and operate . Cautions . If you use your reciprocating saw properly and only for what it is intended , you will enjoy years of safe , reliable service . 2
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Thepurposeof safetysymbolsis to attract your attention to possible dangers . The safety symbols , and the explanations with them , deserve your careful attention and understanding . The safety warnings do not by themselves eliminate any danger . The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures . SYMBOL MEANING SAFETY ALERTSYMBOL : A Indicateswamingorca _ on . May be usedin conjunction wlth _ hersymbolsorpictogrephs . WARNING : Failure to obey a safety warning can result in serious injury to yourself or to others . A Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire , electric shock and personal injury . CAUTION : Failure to obey a safety warning may result in property damage or personal injury to A yourself or to others . Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the dsk of fire , electric shock and personal injury . NOTE : Advises you of information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment . DOUBLE INSULATION IMPORTANT Double insulation is a concept in safety , in electric Servicing of a tool with double insulation requires power tools which eliminates the need for the usual extreme care and knowledge of the system and three - wire grounded power cord . All exposed metal should be performed only by a qualified service parts are isolated from intemal metal motor technician . For sewica we suggest you retum the tool components with protecting insulation , Double to your nearest Sears Store for repair . Always use insulated tools do not need to be grounded . odginal factory replacement parts when servicing . AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT . Donl WARNING : Do not attempt to operate this • tool until you have read thoroughly and use power tools in damp or wet locations or understand completely all instructions , safety expose to rein . Keep work area well lit . rules , etc . contained in this manual . Failure KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY . All to comply can result in accidents involving • fire , electric shock , or serious personal visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept a safe distance from work area . Do not let visitors injury . Save owner's manual and review contact tool or extension cord . frequently for continuing safe operation , and instructing others who may use this tool . STORE IDLE TOOLS . When not in use , tools should be stored in a dry and high or looked - up place - out of the reach of children . READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS DON'T FORCE TOOL . It will do the job better KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL . Read owner's • and safer at the rate for which it was designed . manual carefully . Leam its applications and limitations as well as the specific potential • USE RIGHT TOOL . Don't force small tool or hazards related to this tool . attachment to do the job of a heavy duty tool . Don't use tool for purpose not intended - for GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK by example - A circular sew should never be used preventing body contact with grounded surfaces . for cutting tree limbs or logs . For example ; pipes , radiators , ranges , refrigera - tor enclosures . WEAR PROPER APPAREL . Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry that can get caught in tool's • KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working moving parts and cause personal injury . Rubber order . gloves and nonskid footwear are recommended • KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN . Cluttered areas when working outdoors . Wear protective hair and benches invite accidents . oovedng to contain long hair and keep it from being drawn into nearby air vents . 3
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION ( Continued ) KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM ClJTrlNG AREA . ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES . Everyday eyeglasses have only impact - resistant lenses ; Keep hands away from blades . Do not reach they are not safety glasses . underneath work while blade is cutting . Do not attempt to remove cut material while blade is PROTECT YOUR LUNGS . Wear a face or dust cutting : mask if the cutting operation is dusty . NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMO - PROTECT YOUR HEARING , Wear hearing SPHERE . Normal sparking of the motor could protection during extended periods of operation . ignite fumes . DON'T ABUSE CORD . Never carry tool by cord INSPECT TOOL CORDS PERIODICALLY and if or yank it to disconnect from receptacle . Keep damaged , have repaired by authorized service cord from heat , oil , and sharp edges . facility . Stay constantly aware of cord location and keep it well away from the blade . SECURE WORK . Use clamps or a vise to hold work . It's safer than using your hand and it frees INSPECT EXTENSION CORDS PERIODI - both hands to operate tool . CALLY and replace if damaged . DON'T OVERREACH . Keep proper footing and KEEP HANDLES DRY , CLEAN , AND FREE balance at all times . Do not use on a ladder or FROM OIL AND GREASE . Always uSe a clean unstable support . cloth when cleaning . Never use brake fluids , gasoline , petroleum - based products , or any MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE . Keep tools strong solvents to clean your tool . sharp and clean for best and safest performance . Follow instructions for lubricating and changing STAY ALERT . Watch what you are doing and accessories . use common sense . Do not operate tool when you are tired . Do not rush . DISCONNECT TOOLS . When not in use , before servicing , or when changing attachments , CHECK DAMAGED PARTS . Before further use blades , bits , cutters , etc . , all tools should be of the tool , a guard or other part that is damaged disconnected from power supply . should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its irdended REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND function . Check for alignment of moving parts , WRENCHES . Form habit of checking to see that binding of moving parts , breakage of parts , keys and adjusting wrenches are removed from mounting and any other conditions that may tool before turning it on . affect its operation . A guard or other part that is damaged should be propedy repaired or re - AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING . Don't carry placed by an authodzed service center unless plugged - in tool with finger on switch . Be sure indicated elsewhere in this instruction manual . switch is off when plugging in . DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT MAKE SURE YOUR EXTENSION CORD IS IN TURN IT ON AND OFF . Have defective switches GOOD CONDITION . When using an extension replaced by an authorized service center . cord , be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw . An undersized CUTTING INTO ELECTRICAL WIRING IN cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in WALLS CAN CAUSE BLADE , BLADE CLAMP , loss of power and overheating . A wire gage size AND SAW BAR ASSEMBLY TO BECOME ( A . W . G . ) of at least 14 is recommended for an ELECTRICALLY LIVE . Do not touch metal parts extension cord 100 feet or less in length . A cord when cutting into a wall ; grasp only the insulated exceeding 100 feet is not recommended . If in handle ( s ) provided on the tool . Make sure hidden doubt , use the next heavier gage . The smaller electrical wiring , water pipes , and mechanical the gage number , the heavier the cord . hazards are not in the blade path when cutting OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS . When into a wall . tool is used outdoors , use only extension cords INSPECT FOR and remove all nails from lumber suitable for use outdoors . Outdoor approved before cutting . cords are marked with the suffix W - A , for ex - ample - SJTW - A or SJOW - A . NEVER touch the blade or other moving parts dudng use . KEEP BLADES CLEAN AND SHARP . Sharp blades minimize stalling and kickback . NEVER lay a tool down before its moving pads have come to a complete stop . 4
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION ( Continued ) • DO NOT operate this tool while under the WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL influence of drugs , alcohol , or any medication . CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS . POLARIZED PLUGS . To reduce the risk of SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . Refer to them electric shock , this tool has a polarized plug ( one frequently and use them to instruct others who blade is wider than the other ) . This plug will fit in may use this tool . If you loan someone this tool , a polarized outlet only one way . If the plug does loan them these instructions also . not fit fully in the outlet , reverse the plug . If it still does not fit , contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet . Do not change the plug in any way . _ 1 _ Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions . It means attention ! ! ! Your safety is involved . _ IL WARNING : The operation of any reciprocating saw can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Before beginning power tool operation , always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed . We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields , available at Sears Retail Stores . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 5
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BladeStroke 1in . No Load Speed 0 - 2500 SPM Horsepower 3 / 4 Switch Variable Speed Input 6.0 Amperes Shank Capacity 1 / 2 in . Rating 120 volts , 60 Hz , AC Your reciprocating saw has been shipped completely wrench , one blade , and this owner's manual are included with saw Model No . 315.171081 . The assembled except for the blade . Inspect it carefully to make sure no breakage or damage has occurred carrying case can be purchased separately for Model during shipping . If any parts are damaged or missing , No . 315.171081 at your nearest Sears Retail Store . contact your nearest Sears Retail Store to obtain replacement parts before attempting to operate saw . WARNING : If any parts are missing , do not An allen wrench , three blades , and this owner's operate your saw until the missing parts are manual are included with saw Model No . 315.171071 . replaced . Failure to do so could result in possible It also comes packed in a carrying case . An allen serious personal injury . The following recommended accessories are currently available at Sears Retail Stores . ITEM LENGTH TEETH NO . BLADE TYPES IN . PER IN . 289OO 6 For fast smooth cuts in woods , masonite , plastics , hard composition 6 board and all plunge cutting . Keyhole blade shape permits cutting in hard to reach areas . 28901 For fast rough cutsin green orfibrouswoods I in . orthicker , for notching 9 3 timber or joists , and for fast roughing - in . 28904 High speed steel blade for cutting ferrous metals less than 1 / 8 in . thick 4 24 and for cutting tubing or pipe with a 118 in . thick wall section or less . 28984 Designed for cutting flush to a wall or along a floor . For fast smooth 6 7 cuts in woods , plastics , and hard composition board . 28902 For fast , smooth , deep cuts through thick wood , plastic , composition 12 6 board , and hardboard . 28903 For rough cuts in wood . 6 14 WARNING : The use of attachments or accessories not listed above might be hazardous . BLADE SELECTION To Obtain the best performance from your saw it is important to select a specific blade for the particular application and type of material you wish to cut . By doing this you will get a smoother faster cut and prolong blade life . Replacement blades for this saw are available from your nearest Sears Retail Store . 6
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KNOWYOURELECTRONICRECIPROCATING ELECTRICAL CONNECTION SAW Your saw has a precision built electdc motor . It should See Figure 1 . be connected to a power supply that Is 120 volts , 60 Before attempting to use your saw , familiarize yourself Hz , AC only ( normal household current ) . Do not with all operating features and safety requirements . operate this tool on direct current ( DC ) . A substantial voltage drop will cause a loss of power and the motor SWITCH will overheat . If your saw does not operate when To turn your reciprocating saw ON , depress the switch plugged into an outlet , double - check the power supply . trigger . Release switch trigger to tum your saw OFF . VARIABLESPEED CONTROLSELECTOR FLATHEADSCREW ( FORFLUSHCUTtiNG ) LOCK - ON BuTroN ALLENWRENCH WRENCHHOLDER BLADE _ BASE ASSEMBLY BLADE CLAMPSCREW SETSCREW ( SECURESBASEASSEMBLY ) Fig . 1 _ i WARNING : Do not allow familiarity with your saw to make you careless . Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict severe injury . ALLEN WRENCH HOLDER See Figure 1 . A convenient feature on your saw is an Allen wrench holder . It is located on the bottom portion of your saw's handle . It is convenient for storing Allen wrench when not in use . 7
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VARIABLE SPEED , _ k WARNING : Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when operating See Figure 2 . your electronic reciprocating saw . Failure to do Your electronic reciprocating saw has a vadable speed so could result in foreign objects being thrown control selector designed to allow operator control and into your eyes resulting in possible serious injury . adjustment of speed and power limits . The speed and power of your saw can be increased or decreased by LOCK - ON BUI - FON rotating the variable speed control selector in the See Figure 2 . direction of the arrows shown in figure 2 . TO INCREASESPEED TODECREASESPEED Note : Hold your saw in normal operating position and turn the variable speed control selector clockwise to increase the speed and power of your saw . Turn counterclockwise to decrease the speed and power of your saw . If you desire to lock the switch on at a given speed , BUTTON depress the switch trigger , push in and hold the lock - VARIABLESPEED on button , then while holding the lock - on button CONTROLSELECTOR pushed in release the switch trigger . Next , adjust the variable speed control selector untilthe desired speed is reached . Note ; If the vadable speed control selector is fully turned in the counterclockwise direction ( zero setting ) Fig . 2 your saw may not run . Your saw is equipped with a lock - on feature , which is If you desire not to use the variable speed control selector , turn it in the full clockwise direction . This will convenient when continuous cutting for extended periods of time is required . To lock - on , depress the allow the speed of your saw to be fully controlled by switch trigger , push in and hold the lock - on button the amount of switch trigger depression . located on the side of the handle , then release switch Avoid running your saw at low speeds for extended trigger . Release lock - on button and your saw will periods of time . Running at low speeds under constant continue running . usage may cause the motor of your saw to become To release the lock , depress the switch trigger and overheated . If this occurs , cool your saw by running it release it . Do not lock the trigger on heavy jobs where without a load and at full speed . your saw may have to be stopped quickly . WARNING : Your saw should never be A WARNING : When using your saw with the connected to power supply when you are switch lock - on , keep your finger on the trigger assembling parts , making adjustments , installing and be prepared to disengage the lock - on feature or removing blades , when cleaning , or when not at all times . Failure to do so could result in loss of in use . Disconnecting your saw will prevent control leading to possible sedous injury . accidental starting that could cause serious injury . If you have the lock - on feature engaged dudng use and your saw becomes disconnected from power supply , disengage the lock - on feature immediately . _ k WARNING : Before connecting your saw to power supply source , always check to be sure it is not in " lock - on position " ( depress and release switch trigger ) . Failure to do so could result in accidental starting of saw resulting in possible serious injury . Also , do not lock the trigger on jobs where your saw may need to be stopped suddenly . 8
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TO INSTALLBLADES happens , loosen the blade clamp screw with the Allen wrench , then tap lightly on the end of the Allen wrench See Figure 3 . with a mallet . See Figure 4 . BLADE BLADE BLADECLAMP BLADECLAMPSCREW CLAMPHOLE CLAMPSCREW ALLENWRENCH MALLET SAWBAR ALLEN WRENCH Fig . 4 BASE ASSEMBLY SAWBAR PIN See Figure 5 . BLADE SET SCREW / BLADECLAMP WRENCH ALLEN Note : It is never necessary to remove the blade clamp NOTCH GEARFRAME from the tool or the blade clamp screw from the blade _ _ / \ NOTCHESFOR clamp to change the blade . Fig . 3 _ , = , , , _ = ' _ REGULAR CUTSY BASEASSEMBL Fig . 5 • Unplug your saw . The base assembly of your electronic reciprocating , _ WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could saw is adjustable , allowing the use of the blade teeth result in accidental starting causing possible at different positions on the blade . serious injury . Four cutting positions are available when making cuts • Remove the 5 / 32 in . Allen wrench provided with using regular blades . Three cutting positions are this saw from Allen wrench holder . Note : Allen available when making cuts using flush cutting blades . wrench holder is located in bottom portion of saw TO CHANGE POSITIONS OF BASE ASSEMBLY : handle . See Figure 1 . • Unplug your saw . • Loosen the blade clamp screw enough to permit the saw blade to be inserted between blade A WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could clamp and saw bar . result in accidental starting causing possible Note : It is never necessary to remove the blade clamp serious injury . from the tool or the blade clamp screw from the blade clamp to change the blade . • Loosen the set screw in the gear frame with the 5 / 32 in . Allen wrench mentioned above . • Align the hole in the shank of the blade and blade clamp with the pin in the saw bar , then seat both • ReposiUon base assembly and align in the on the pin in the saw bar . Note : Saw blades may desired notch . Note : When changing from cutting be installed with the teeth directed either up or with regular blades to cutting with flush cutting down to fit your cutting requirements . blades , base assembly must be turned clockwise 90 ° . Tum counterclockwise 90 ° when changing • Tighten blade clamp screw securely . from cutting with flush cutting blades to cutting • Remove Allen wrench and store it in allen wrench with regular blades . holder . • Retighten set screw securely . Note : There may be times when the blade clamp • Remove Allen wrench and store it in Allen wrench sticks to the saw bar and will not loosen enough to holder . allow blades to be installed or removed . If this
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TO INSTALL OPTIONAL FLUSH CUTTING Using the flat head screw provided , secure blade BLADES to saw bar assembly . See Figure 7 . See Figures 6 and 7 . BLADECLAMPIN Flush cutting blades should be used when making FULLREARPOSITION close or flush cuts to walls . PIN FLATHEAD • Unplug your saw . BLADE SCREW CLAMP A WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible seAous injury . • Using the 5 / 32 in . Allen wrench provided with your saw , loosen the blade clamp screw and remove regular saw blade . • Tighten blade clamp screw securely . • Loosen set screw and turn base assembly clockwise 90 ° . See Figure 6 . OPTIONALFLUSH BASEASSEMBLYIN FLUSH FLUSHcUTnNG CUTFINGBLADE CUTrlNG PosmoN NOTCHES SETSCREW Fig . 7 • Tighten flat head screw securely . GENERAL CuI " rlNG See Figure 8 . BASEASSEMBLYIN ( REGULARCtrlTINGPOSlTION Fig . 6 • Align in desired notch , then tighten set screw securely . • Remove Allen wrench and store it in Allen wrench holder . • Plug your electronic reciprocating saw into power supply source . • Depress and release the switch tAgger of your saw in quick , short starts and stops until blade clamp is in its full rear position . See Figure 7 . Fig . 8 • Unplug your saw . Hold your saw firmly in front of and cleady away from you . Make sure saw blade is clear of any foreign A WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could mateAal and that power cord and extension cord are result in accidental starting causing possible out of the blade path . Be sure material to be cut is held seAous injury . firmly . Small work pieces should be securely clamped • Insert flush cutting blade on top of blade clamp as in a vise or with clamps to the work bench or table . shown in figure 7 . Mark the line of cut cleady . Depress the tagger switch • Align hole in blade shank with pin on blade starting the cutting action , set the base assembly on the work , then move the blade into the work . Do not clamp . force . Use only enough pressure to keep the saw cutting . Let the blade and saw do the work . 10
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PLUNGECUI - I'ING Your saw has been designed with a flush cutting feature which permits cutting close to floors or walls . See Figure 9 . To fit your cutting requirements , cuts may be made in either direction by reversing the position of the blade in the blade clamp . See page 10 for instructions on installing Flush Cutting Blade . METAL CUTTING See Figure 11 . Fig . 11 Mark the line of cut cleady . Choose a convenient Metals such as sheet steel , pipe , steel rods , aluminum , starting point inside the area to be cut out and place brass , and copper may be cut with your saw . Be the tip of the blade over that point . Rest front edge of careful not to twist or bend the saw blade . Do not base assembly on work and hold firmly in position , force . We recommend cutting oil when cutting most Note : Make sure blade does not touch work until soft metals and steel . Cutting oil will also keep blades motor reaches full speed , since this could cause loss cool , increase cutting action , and prolong blade life . of control resulting in serious injury . With saw blade at full cutting speed , slowly tilt saw downward until tip of Never use gasoline since normal sparking of motor blade starts cutting work . After blade penetrates work , could ignite fumes . Clamp the work firmly and cut tilt saw until blade is perpendicular to the work . close to the clamping point to eliminate any vibration of the work being cut . When cutting conduit pipe or angle FLUSH CUTTING iron , clamp work in a vise if possible and cut close to See Figure 10 . the vise . To cut thin sheet material , " sandwich " the matedal between hardboard or plywood and clamp the layers to eliminate vibration and matedal tearing . POWER CORD See Figure 12 . MOLDEDCORDCLIP POWERCORD Fig . 12 Your electronic reciprocating saw has an extra - long power cord that stays soft and flexible in cold weather . The plug design is shaped so that it won't snag on your work during use . A molded cord clip on the plug makes cord storage easier . Fig . 10 11
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LUBRICATION , _ WARNING : When servicing , use only identical Craftsman replacement parts . Use of any other All of the bearings in this tool are lubricated with a part may create a hazard or cause product sufficient amount of high grade lubricant for the life of damage . the unit under normal operating conditions . Therefore , no further lubrication is required . GENERAL EXTENSION CORDS Only the parts shown on parts list , page 13 , are The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of intended to be repaired or replaced by the customer , power . To keep the loss to a minimum and to prevent All other parts represent an important part of the tool overheating , use an extension cord that is heavy double insulation system and should be serviced only enough to carry the current the tool will draw . by a qualified Sears service technician . A wire gage size ( A . W . G . ) of at least 16 is Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts . recommended for an extension cord 75 feet or less in Most plastics are susceptible to damage from various length . A wire gage ( A . W . G . ) of at least 14 is types of commercial solvents and may be damaged recommended for an extension cord 75 - 100 feet in by their use . Use clean cloths to remove dirt , carbon length . When working outdoors , use an extension dust , etc . cord that is suitable for outdoor use . The cord's jacket will be marked WA . _ L WARNING : Do not at any time let brake fluids , gasoline , petroleum - based products , penetrating oils , etc . come in contact with plastic parts . They , _ CAUTION : Keep extension cords away from the cutting area and position the cord so that it will contain chemicals that can damage , weaken or not get caught on lumber , tools , etc . , during destroy plastic . cutting operation . It has been found that electric tools are subject to accelerated wear and possible premature failure when _ IL WARNING : Check extension cords before each use . If damaged replace immediately , Never use they are used on fiberglass boats , sports cars , tool with a damaged cord since touching the wallboard , spackling compounds , or plaster . The damaged area could cause electrical shock chips and grindings from these materials are highly resulting in serious injury , abrasive to electric tool parts such as bearings , brushes , commutators , etc . Consequently , it is not Extension cords suitable for use with your saw are recommended that this tool be used for extended available at your nearest Sears Retail Store . work on any fiberglass material , wallboard , spackling compounds , or plaster . During any use on these materials it is extremely important that the tool is _ ib WARNING : Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields during power tool cleaned frequently by blowing with an air jet . operation or when blowing dust . If operation is dusty , also wear a dust mask . 12
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SAW - MODELNUMBERS315 . 171071 / 315.171 I The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing . Always mention the model | number in all correspondence regarding your RECIPROCATING SAW or when ordering repair parts . I SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS 7 2 1 8 9 SEE NOTE " A " PARTS LIST Key Part No . Number Description Quan . 1 975161 - 001 Logo Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 998743 - 001 * Set Screw ( # 5 / 16 - 24 x 3 / 4 in . Hex Socket ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 989207 - 001 * Set Screw ( # 5 / 16 - 24 x 3 / 4 in . Flat Point ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 981185 - 001 Blade Clamp Assembly ( Includes Key No . 3 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 623934 - 002 Flush Cutting Blade Screw ( Used With Flush Cutting Blade Only ) . . . . . . . . 1 ltt , e Saw Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 998277 - 004 Base Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 820193 - 006 * 5 / 32 in . Allen Wrench ( Item No . . , 9 : 28173 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 981060 - 001 Data Plate ( Model No . 315.171071 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 981058 - 001 Data Plate ( Model No . 315.171081 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 10 975166 - 000 Carrying Case ( Model No . 315.171071 ) - Not Shown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 975166 - 000 Optional Carrying Case ( Model No . 315.171081 ) - Not Shown . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 972000 - 636 Owners manual NOTE : " A " m The assembly shown represents an important part of the Double Insulated System . To avoid the possibility of alteration or damage to the system , service should be performed by your nearest Sears Repair Center . Contact your nearest Sears Retail Store for Service Center information . * Standard Hardware Item - - May Be Purchased Locally . * * * Complete Assortment Available At Your Nearest Sears Retail Store . b4 i 13
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