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Operator's Manual 10 in . COMPOUND MITER SAW Double Insulated Model No . 315.212500 Save this manual for future reference . • Safety • Features _ , CAUTION : Read and follow • Adjustments all Safety Rules and Operating • Operation Instructions before first use of this product . • Maintenance • Parts List Customer Help Line : 1 - 800 - 932 - 3188 Sears , Roebuck and Co . , 3333 Beverly Rd . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 USA _ lllg1 . Visit the Craftsman web page : www . sears . com / craftsman _ _ I _ 983000 - 027 3 - 02
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• Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 • Warranty and Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 • Rules for Safe Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 6 • Glossary of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 • Product Specifications and Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 • Accessory List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 • Loose arts List and Tools Needed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 • Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 • Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 - 13 • Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - 20 • Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 - 27 • Laser Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 - 29 • Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 - 31 • Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 - 33 • Exploded Views and Repair Parts Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 - 41 • Parts Ordering / Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY If this product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase , Sears will repair it free of charge . Contact a Sears Service Center for repair . If this product is used for commercial or rental purposes , this warranty applies only for 90 days from the date of purchase . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 Your saw has many features for making cutting _ i , CAUTION : Carefully read through this aentirew . operator's manual before using your new s operations more pleasant and enjoyable . Safety , Pay close attention to the Rules For Safe performance and dependability have been given top Operation , and all Safety Alert Symbols including priority in the design of this saw making it easy to Danger , Warning and Caution . If you use your maintain and operate . saw properly and only for what it is intended , you will enjoy years of safe , reliable service . Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions . It means attention ! ! ! Your safety is involved . WARNING : The operation of any tool 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 . Always wear eye protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87 . 1 . 2
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The purpose of safety symbols is 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 ALERT SYMBOL : A Indicates danger , warning or caution . May be used in conjunction with other symbols or picto - graphs , DANGER : Failure to obey a safety warning will 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 . 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 risk 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 requires extreme care and knowledge of the power tools , which eliminates the need for the usual system and should be performed only by a qualified three - wire grounded power cord . All exposed metal service technician . For service we suggest you return parts are isolated from internal metal motor the tool to your nearest Sears store for repair . Always components with protecting insulation . Double use original factory replacement parts when servicing . insulated tools do not need to be grounded . WARNING : Do not attempt to operate this tool • KEEP THE WORK AREA CLEAN . Cluttered work A until you have read thoroughly and understand areas and work benches invite accidents . DO NOT completely all instructions , safety rules , etc . leave tools or pieces of wood on the saw while it is contained in this manual . Failure to comply can in operation . result in accidents involving fire , electric shock , • DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRON - or serious personal injury . Save operator's MENTS . Do not use power tools near gasoline or manual and review frequently for continuing safe other flammable liquids , in damp or wet locations , operation , and instructing others who may use or expose them to rain . Keep the work area well lit . this tool . • KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY . All READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept a safe distance from work area . Do not let visitors • KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL . Read the operator's contact tool or extension cord while operating . manual carefully . Learn the saw's applications and limitations as well as the specific potential hazards MAKE WORKSHOP CHILDPROOF with padlocks related to this tool . and master switches or by removing starter keys . DO NOT FORCE THE TOOL it will do the job • GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK by preventing body contact with grounded surfaces better and more safely at the rate for which it was designed . such as pipes , radiators , ranges , refrigerator enclosures . USE THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB . Do not • KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in good working force the tool or attachment to do a job it was not order . designed for . Use it only the way it was intended . • REMOVE WRENCHES AND ADJUSTING KEYS . Get in the habit of checking - before turning on tool - that hex keys and adjusting wrenches are re - moved from tool .
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breakage of parts , saw stability , mounting and any • USE THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD . Make other conditions that may affect its operation . A sure your extension cord is in good condition . Use damaged part must be properly repaired or re - only a cord heavy enough to carry the current your placed by a qualified service technician at a Sears product will draw . An undersized cord will cause a store or repair center to avoid risk of personal drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and injury . overheating . A wire gage size ( A . W . G . ) of at least 14 is recommended for an extension cord 25 feet NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED . or less in length . If in doubt , use the next heavier TURN THE POWER OFF . Do not leave tool until it gage . The smaller the gage number , the heavier comes to a complete stop . the cord . FIRMLY CLAMP OR BOLT your miter saw to a • INSPECT TOOL CORDS AND EXTENSION workbench or table at approximately hip height . CORDS PERIODICALLY and , if damaged , have • USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES . Use the right repaired by a qualified service technician at a blade size , style and cutting speed for the material Sears store or repair center . Stay constantly aware and the type of cut . Do not use blades with incor - of cord location and keep it well away from the rect size holes . Never use blade washers or blade moving blade . bolts that are defective or incorrect . The maximum • DRESS PROPERLY . Do not wear loose clothing , blade capacity of your saw is 10 in . gloves , neckties , rings , bracelets , or other jewelry • KEEP BLADES CLEAN , SHARP , AND WITH that can get caught and draw you into moving SUFFICIENT SET . Sharp blades minimize stalling parts . Nonslip footwear is recommended . Also and kickback . wear protective hair covering to contain long hair . • DO NOT REMOVE THE SAW'S BLADE • ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WITH SIDE GUARDS . Never operate the saw with any guard or SHIELDS . Everyday eyeglasses have only impact - cover removed . Make sure all guards are operating resistant lenses , they are NOT safety glasses . properly before each use . • WEAR A DUST MASK to keep from inhaling fine • KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA . Do particles . not reach underneath work or in blade cutting path • PROTECT YOUR HEARING . Wear hearing with your hands and fingers for any reason . Always protection during extended periods of operation . turn the power off . • SECURE WORK . Use clamps or a vise to hold _ 1 = WARNING : Blade coasts after being turned off . work when practical . It's safer than using your hand and frees both hands to operate tool . • DO NOT ABUSE CORD . Never - yank cord to disconnect it from receptacle . Keep cord from heat , • DO NOT OVERREACH . Keep proper footing and balance at all times . oil , and sharp edges . USE ONLY OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORDS . Use • MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE . Keep tools sharp only extension cords with the marking " Acceptable and clean for better and safer performance . Follow for use with outdoor appliances ; store cords indoors instructions for lubricating and changing accesso - while not in use " . Use extension cords with an ries . electrical rating not less than the saw's rating . • DISCONNECT ALL TOOLS . When not in use , Always disconnect the extension cord from the before servicing , or when changing attachments , outlet before disconnecting the product from the all tools should be disconnected . extension cord . • AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING . Be sure switch DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT is off when plugging in any tool . • TURN IT ON AND OFF . Have defective switches • USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES . Using replaced by a qualified service technician at a improper accessories may risk injury . Consult Sears store or repair center . operator's manual for recommended accessories . • KEEP TOOL DRY , CLEAN , AND FREE FROM OIL • NEVER STAND ON TOOL . Serious injury could AND GREASE . Always use a clean cloth when occur if the tool is tipped or if the blade is cleaning . Never use brake fluids , gasoline , petro - unintentionally contacted . leum - based products , or any solvents to clean tool . • CHECK DAMAGED PARTS . Before using the tool • ALWAYS SUPPORT LONG WORKPIECES while again , check any damaged parts , including guards , cutting to minimize risk of blade pinching and for proper operation and performance . Check kickback . Saw may slip , walk or slide while cutting alignment of moving parts , binding of moving parts , long or heavy boards . 4
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• BEFORE MAKING A CUT , be sure all adjustments • ALWAYS release the power switch and allow the are secure . saw blade to stop rotating before raising it out of the workpiece . • BE SURE BLADE PATH IS FREE OF NAILS . • DO NOT TURN THE MOTOR SWITCH ON AND Inspect for and remove all nails from lumber before OFF RAPIDLY . This could cause the saw blade to cutting . loosen and could create a hazard . Should this ever • ALWAYS USE A CLAMP to secure the workpiece occur , stand clear and allow the saw blade to come when possible . to a complete stop . Disconnect your saw from the power supply and securely retighten the blade bolt . • NEVER TOUCH BLADE or other moving parts during use for any reason . • USE ONLY SEARS REPLACEMENT PARTS . All • BE SURE THE BLADE CLEARS THE WORK - repairs , whether electrical or mechanical , should PIECE . Never start the saw with the blade touching be made by a qualified service technician at a the workpiece . Allow motor to come up to full Sears store or repair center . speed before starting cut . • MAKE SURE THE MITER TABLE AND SAW _ 1 = WARNING : When servicing , use only identical Craftsman replacement parts . Use of any other ARM ( BEVEL FUNCTION ) ARE LOCKED IN parts may create a hazard or cause product POSITION BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SAW . damage . Lock the miter table by securely tightening the miter lock handle . Lock the saw arm ( bevel func - NEVER USE THIS TOOL IN AN EXPLOSIVE tion ) by securely tightening the bevel lock knob . ATMOSPHERE . Normal sparking of the motor • NEVER USE A LENGTH STOP ON THE FREE could ignite fumes . SCRAP END OF A CLAMPED WORKPIECE . POLARIZED PLUGS . To reduce the risk of electric NEVER hold onto or bind the free scrap end of the shock , this tool has a polarized plug ( one blade is workpiece in any operation . If a work clamp and wider than the other ) . This plug will fit in a polar - length stop are used together , they must both be ized outlet only one way . If the plug does not fit installed on the same side of the saw table to fully in the outlet , reverse the plug . If it still does prevent the saw from catching the loose end and not fit , contact a qualified electrician to install the kicking up . proper outlet . Do not change the plug in any way . • NEVER cut more than one piece at a time . DO IF ANY PART OF THIS MITER SAW IS MISSING NOT STACK more than one workpiece on the saw or should break , bend , or fail in any way , or should table at a time . any electrical component fail to perform properly , • NEVER PERFORM ANY OPERATION FREE - shut off the power switch , remove the miter saw HAND . Always place the workpiece to be cut on plug from the power source and have damaged , the miter table and position it firmly against the missing , or failed parts replaced before resuming fence as a backstop . Always use the fence , operation . • NEVER hand hold a workpiece that is too small to DO NOT OPERATE THIS TOOL WHILE UNDER be clamped . Keep hands clear of the no hands THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS , ALCOHOL , OR zone . ANY MEDICATION . • NEVER reach behind , under , or within three inches • ALWAYS STAY ALERT ! Do not allow familiarity of the blade and its cutting path with your hands ( gained from frequent use of your saw ) to cause a and fingers for any reason . careless mistake . ALWAYS RE • EMBER that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict • NEVER reach to pick up a workpiece , a piece of severe injury . scrap , or anything else that is in or near the cutting path of the blade . • STAY ALERT AND EXERCISE CONTROL . Watch what you are doing and use common sense . Do • AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS AND HAND not operate tool when you are tired . Do not POSITIONS where a sudden slip could cause your rush . hand to move into the blade . ALWAYS make sure you have good balance . NEVER operate your MAKE SURE THE WORK AREA HAS AMPLE miter saw on the floor or in a crouched position . LIGHTING to see the work and that no obstruc - tions will interfere with safe operation BEFORE • NEVER stand or have any part of your body in line performing any work using your saw . with the path of the saw blade . 5
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• ALWAYS TURN OFF THE SAW before discon - , _ WARNING : Some dust created by power necting it to avoid accidental starting when recon - sanding , sawing , grinding , drilling , and other necting to power supply . NEVER leave the saw construction activities contains chemicals known unattended while connected to a power source . to cause cancer , birth defects or other reproduc - tive harm . Some examples of these chemicals • NEVER lift this tool by gripping the sliding miter are : fence . • lead from lead - based paints , • AVOID direct eye exposure when using the laser • crystalline silica from bricks and cement guide . and other masonry products , and • SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . Refer to them • arsenic and chromium from chemically - frequently and use to instruct other users . If you treated lumber . loan someone this tool , loan them these instruc - Your risk from these exposures varies , depending tions also . on how often you do this type of work . To reduce your exposure to these chemicals , work in a well ventilated area and work with approved safety equipment , such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles . SAVETHESEINSTRUCTIONS Arbor Set The shaft on which a blade or cutting tool is mounted . The distance that the tip of the sawblade tooth is bent ( or set ) outward from the face of the blade . Bevel Cut Throw - Back A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle other than 90 ° to the miter table , Throwing of a workpiece in a manner similar to a kickback . Usually associated with a cause other than Crosscut the kerf closing , such as a workpiece not being A cutting or shaping operation made across the grain against the fence , being dropped into the blade , or of the workpiece . being placed inadvertently in contact with the blade . Compound Miter Cut Through Sawing A compound miter cut is a cut made using a miter Any cutting operation where the blade extends angle and a bevel angle at the same time . completely through the thickness of the workpiece . Freehand Workpiece Performing a cut without using a fence , miter gage , The item on which the cutting operation is being done . fixture , work clamp , or other proper device to keep the The surfaces of a workpiece are commonly referred to workpiece from twisting or moving during the cut . as faces , ends , and edges . Gum Zero Clearance Throat Plate A sticky , sap based residue from wood products . A plastic throat plate inserted in the miter table that Miter Cut allows for blade clearance . When you make your first A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle cut with your compound miter saw , the saw blade cuts other than 90 " to the fence . a slot through the throat plate the exact width of the Resin blade . This provides for a zero clearance kerr that A sticky , sap base substance that has hardened . minimizes workpiece tear - out . No Hands Zone Revolutions Per Minute ( RPM ) The area between the marked lines on the left and The number of turns completed by a spinning object in one minute . right side of the miter table base . This zone is identified by no hands zone labels placed inside the Saw Blade Path marked lines on the miter table base . The area over , under , behind , or in front of the blade . As it applies to the workpiece , that area which will be , or has been , cut by the blade .
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Cutting Capacity with Miter at 0 ° / Bevel 0 ° : Blade Diameter 10 in . Blade Arbor 5 / 8 in . 5 - 7 / 16 in . wide x 2 - 9 / 16 in . thick 3 - 1 / 2 in . thick x 4 in . wide No Load Speed 5000 RPM Maximum Cutting Capacity with Miter at 45 ° / Bevel 0 ° : Rating 15 Amperes 3 - 7 / 8 in . wide x 2 - 9 / 16 in . thick Input 120 Volts , 60 Hz , AC Only Net Weight 32 Ibs . Maximum Cutting Capacity with Miter at 0 ° / Bevel 45 ° : 5 - 7 / 16 in . wide x 1 - 9 / 16 in . thick Maximum Cutting Capacity with Miter at 45 ° / Bevel 45 ° : 3 - 7 / 8 in . wide x 1 - 1 / 2 in . thick Your Compound Miter Saw has been shipped Do not discard the packing materials until you completely assembled except for the blade , miter lock have carefully inspected the saw , identified all handle , laser , and dust guide . loose parts , and satisfactorily operated your new saw . , _ WARNING : If any parts are missing , do not Your saw has been shipped with the saw arm operate this tool until the missing parts are secured in the down position . To release the saw replaced . Failure to do so could result in possible arm , push down on top of saw arm and cut the serious personal injury . tie - wrap . • Lift the saw arm by the handle . Hand pressure • Remove all loose parts from the carton . Separate should remain on the saw arm to prevent sudden and check with the list of loose parts . See Figure 2 . rise upon release of the tie wrap . • Remove the packing materials from around your • Examine all parts to make sure no breakage or saw . damage has occurred during shipping . • Carefully lift saw from the carton and place it on a If any parts are damaged or missing , do not attempt to level work surface . This saw is heavy . To avoid plug in the power cord and turn the switch on until the back injury , get help when needed . damaged or missing parts are obtained and are installed correctly . 7
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Thefollowingaccessorieasreincludedwith your Compound Miter Saw : • Dust Bag • Table Clamp Bracket • Table Extensions ( 1 ) • Extension Clamp Bracket • Support Rod ( 2 ) • Square Head Bolt ( 1 ) • Stop Block • Clamp Bracket Screw ( 1 ) • Stop Block Knob • Carriage Bolt ( 1 ) • Wing Nut • Adjustment Screw ( 4 ) • Work Clamp Assembly STOP DUSTBAG BLOCK KNOB STOPBLOCK / TABLE EXTENSION WORKCLAMP CARRIAGE - _ L . . _ J . _ , _ _ / ASSEMBLY BOLT _ L , , . ' _ , _ _ ADJUSTMENT s PPORT ROD _ _ ADJUSTMENT / TABLE SCREW WING EXTENSION CLAMP CLAMP NUT CLAMP BRACKET BRACKET BRACKET SCREW
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The following items are included with your Compound Miter Saw : • Saw Blade - 10 in . • 6 mm Hex Key Wrench • Miter Lock Handle • 8 mm Hex Key Wrench • Dust Guide • Laser Guide • Blade Wrench • Hex Key Bolt • 5 mm Hex Key Wrench • Operator's Manual 8 mm HEXKEY SAWBLADE BLADEWRENCH DUSTGUIDE 5 mmHEXKEY 6 mmHEX KEY _ LOCK HANDLE Fig . 1 _ I , WARNING : The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous and could cause serious personal injury . The following tools ( not included ) are needed for checking adjustments of your saw or for installing the blade : FRAMINGSQUARE COMBINATION SQUARE PHILLIPSSCREWDRIVER
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The following labels are on the miter saw with locations indicated . _ _ / IAWARNING : I FAILURE TO RESTORE LOWER GUARD ANDTIGHTEN SCREW MAY RESULT IN A SERIOUS INJURY DANGER : DONOTREMOVE ANY GUARD . USE OF SAW WITHOUTTHIS GUARD WILL RESULT N SEROUS NJURY . , A WARNING / ADVERTENCIA • For your safety , read owners manual before operating miter saw . • Wear eye protection . • Keep hands out of path of saw blade . • Do not operate saw without guards in place . • Do not perform any operation freehand . • Never reach around the saw blade . • Turn off tool and wait for saw blade to stop before moving workpiece or changing settings . • Disconnect the saw from the power source before changing blade or servicing , • Do not expose to rain or use in damp places , • Para su seguridad , lea el manual del usuario antes de usar la sierra ingletadora . 10 inch Compound Miter Saw DOUBLEINSULATED5 , 000 RPM 120 VOLTSBOHz ACONLY15 A I _ kWARNING I WHEN SERVICING , USEONLY IDENTICAL CRAFTSMANREPLACEMENTPARTS , MODEL 315.212500 SER . NO . C ( _ US MADE , NTAIWAN r - L 43F1 SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . STATIONARyTOOt . • Customer Help Line 1 - 800 - 932 - 3188 Fig . 2 10
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CUTTING CAPACITIES KNOW YOUR COMPOUND MITER SAW See Figure 3 . When the miter angle ( miter table ) is set at 0 ° and Before attempting to use your saw , familiarize yourself the bevel angle Is set at O ° : with all operating features and safety requirements , Your saw will cut materials up to a maximum of 5 - 7 / 16 in . wide x 2 - 9 / 16 in . thick , _ i , WARNING : Do not allow familiarity with your It will cut materials up to a maximum thickness of saw to make you careless . Remember that a 3 - 1 / 2 in . thick x 4 in . wide . careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict When the miter angle ( miter table ) is set at 45 ° and severe injury . the bevel angle is set at O ° : 15 AMP MOTOR Your saw will cut materials up to a maximum of 3 - 7 / 8 in . wide x 2 - 9 / 16 in . thick . Your saw has a powerful t 5 amp motor with sufficient power to handle tough cutting jobs . It is made with all When the miter angle ( miter table ) is set at 0 ° and ball bearings , and has externally accessible brushes the bevel angle is set at 45 ° : for ease of servicing . Your saw wil ! cut materials up to a maximum of 5 - 7 / 16 in . wide x 1 - 9 / 16 in . thick . 10 in . BLADE When the miter angle ( miter table ) is set at 45 ° and A 10 in . saw blade is included with your compound the bevel angle is set at 45 ° : miter saw . It wilt cut materials up to 2 - 9 / 16 in , thick or 5 - 7 / 16 in . wide , depending upon the angle at which Your saw will cut materials up to a maximum of 3 - 7 / 8 in , wide x 1 - 1 / 2 in . thick , the cut is being made . 6 mm HEXKEY SAWARM UPPER BLADEGUARD BEVEL LOCKKNOB BEVEL SCALE HEXKEY DUST STORAGEAREA GUIDE " NOHANDSZONE " BOUNDARYLINE NO HANDS FENCE ZONELABEL ZEROCLEARANCE THROATPLATE MITER LOCKPLATE MITER MITER SCALE CONTROLARM POSITIVESTOP ( S ) MITER TABLEFRAME Fig . 3 11
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SPINDLE LOCK BUTTON CARRYING HANDLE See Figure 5 . See Figure 4 . For convenience when carrying or transporting your A spindle lock button has been provided for locking miter saw from one place to another , a carrying the spindle which keeps the blade in your saw from handle has been provided on top of the saw arm as rotating , Depress and hold the lock button while shown in figure 4 . To transport , turn off and unplug installing , changing , or removing blade only . your saw , then lower the saw arm and lock it in the SWITCH down position . Lock saw arm by depressing the lock pin . CARRYING SPINDLE LOCK HANDLE SAW LOCK ARM PIN Fig . 5 TRIGGER LOCK See Figure 6 . To prevent unauthorized use of your compound miter MITERLOCK saw , we suggest that you disconnect it from the power HANDLE supply and lock the switch in the off position . To lock the switch , install a padlock through the hole in the SAWARM switch trigger . A lock with a long shackle up to 13 / 64 LOCKEDINDOWNPOSITION in . diameter may be used . When the lock is installed Fig . 4 and locked , the switch is inoperable . Store the pad - lock key in another location . MITER LOCK HANDLE See Figure 4 . SWITCH The miter lock handle securely locks your saw at TRIGGER desired miter angles . PADLOCK Fig . 6 12
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24 " POSITIVE STOPS ON MITER TABLE 173 / 16 " 31 _ t ' Positive stops have been provided at O ' , 22 - 1 / 2 " and 31 _ 45 ° . The 22 - 1 / 2 ° and 45 " positive stops have been provided on both the left and right side of the miter I table . BEVEL LOCK KNOB The bevel lock knob securely locks your compound miter saw at desired bevel angles . Positive stop adjustment screws have been provided on each side of the saw arm . These adjustment screws are for making fine adjustments at 0 ° and 45 ° . See pages 17 i and 18 . 173 / 16 " ELECTRIC BRAKE 24 " An electric brake has been provided to quickly stop blade rotation after the switch is released . Fig . 7 MITER FENCE _ , WARNING : Always make sure your compound miter saw is securely mounted to a workbench or The miter fence on your compound miter saw has an approved workstand . Failure to do so could been provided to hold your workpiece securely result in an accident resulting in possible serious against when making all cuts ; the left side is also personal injury . larger providing additional support . It has a sliding feature for clearance of the saw arm when making ELECTRICAL CONNECTION bevel or compound cuts . Your saw has a precision built electric motor . It should Loosen the fence screw before attempting to slide the be connected to a power supply that is 120 volts , miter fence . Once the desired position of the miter 60 Hz , AC only ( normal household current ) . Do not fence is determined , tighten the fence screw to secure operate this tool on direct current ( DC ) . A substantial the sliding fence . voltage drop will cause a loss of power and the motor SELF - RETRACTING LOWER BLADE will overheat . If your tool does not operate when plugged into an outlet , double - check the power GUARD supply . The lower blade guard is made of shock - resistant , see - through plastic that provides protection from each WARNING : The operation of any saw can A side of the blade . It retracts over the upper blade result in foreign objects being thrown into your guard as the saw is lowered into the workpiece . eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Before starting power tool operation , always MOUNTING HOLES wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side See Figure 7 . shields and a full face shield when needed . We Your compound miter saw should be permanently recommend wide vision safety mask for use over mounted to a firm supporting surface such as a eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields . workbench . Four bolt holes have been provided in the saw base for this purpose . Each of the four mounting holes should be bolted securely using 3 / 8 in . machine WARNING : Do not attempt to modify this tool or a , create accessories not recommended for use bolts , lock washers , and hex nuts ( not included ) . Bolts should be of sufficient length to accommodate the with this tool . Any such alteration or modification saw base , lock washers , hex nuts , and the thickness is misuse and could result in a hazardous of the workbench . condition leading to possible serious personal injury . Tighten all four bolts securely . The hole pattern for an 18 in . x 24 in . workbench is shown in Figure 7 . Carefully check the workbench after mounting to make sure that no movement can occur during use . If any tipping , sliding , or walking is noted , secure the workbench to the floor before operating . 13
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TO INSTALL BLADE WARNING : To prevent accidental starting that could cause possible serious personal injury , See Figures 10 , 11 , and 12 . assemble all parts to your saw before connecting it to power supply . Saw should never be _ WARNING : A 10 in . blade isthe maximum connected to power supply when you are blade capacity of your saw . Never use a blade assembling parts , making adjustments , installing that is too thick to allow outer blade washer to or removing blades , or when not in use . engage with the flats on the spindle . Larger blades will come in contact with the blade As mentioned previously your saw has been factory guards , while thicker blades will prevent the assembled and adjusted . The miter lock handle , dust blade screw from securing the blade on the guide , dust bag , and blade are the only parts that spindle , Either of these situations could result in have to be installed . a serious accident and can cause serious personal injury . MITER LOCK HANDLE See Figure 8 . • Unplug your saw . To install the miter lock handle , place the threaded stud on the end of the miter lock handle into the _ k . WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could threaded hole in the control arm . Turn clockwise to result in accidental starting causing possible tighten . serious personal injury . Push down on the saw arm and pull out the lock pin to release saw arm . Raise saw arm to its full raised position . Be cautious , saw arm is spring loaded to raise . Loosen the phillips screw on the blade bolt cover until blade bolt cover can be raised . See Figure 10 and 11 . Gently raise the lower blade guard bracket , TO LOOSEN releasing lower blade guard from notch so that lower blade guard and blade bolt cover can be rotated up and back to expose the blade bolt . See Figures 10 and 11 . O TO TIGHTEN PHILLIPSSCREW CONTROL MITER ARM MITER LOCKHANDLE TABLE LOWER Fig . 8 BLADEGUARD DUST GUIDE See Figure 9 . To install the dust guide , place the end marked INSERT over the exhaust port in the upper blade NOTCH guard . Turn the guide so that the open end is facing down or toward the rear of the saw . EXHAUST PORT DUSTGUIDE LOWERBLADE GUARDBRACKET Fig . 10 Fig . 9 14
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LOWER PHILLIPS • Wipe a drop of oil onto inner blade washer and BLADEGUARD SCREW outer blade washer where they contact the blade . WARNING : If inner blade washer has been A removed , replace it before placing blade on spindle . Failure to do so could cause an accident since blade will not tighten properly . • Fit saw blade inside lower blade guard and onto BLADE the inner blade washer . The blade teeth point BOLTCOVER downward at the front of saw as shown in figure 11 . FLAT ( S ) ONSPINDLE , _ CAUTION : Always install the blade with thede BLADE blade teeth and the arrow printed on the si of TO WASHERWITH the blade pointing down at the front of the saw . LOOSEN DOUBLE " D " FLATS The direction of blade rotation is also stamped with an arrow on the upper blade guard . BLADE • Replace outer blade washer . The double " D " flats TIGHTEN OUTERBLADEWASHER on the blade washers align with the flats on the WITHDOUBLE " D " FLATS spindle , BLADE Fig . 11 • Depress spindle lock button and replace blade bolt . BOLT Note : The blade bolt has left hand threads . Turn • Depress the spindle lock button and rotate the blade bolt counterclockwise to tighten . blade bolt until the spindle locks . See Figure 12 , • Tighten blade bolt securely . • Using the blade wrench provided , loosen and • Remove the blade wrench and store it in a safe remove the blade bolt . place for future use . Note : The blade bolt has left hand threads . Turn • Replace the lower blade guard and blade bolt blade bolt clockwise to loosen . cover . • Remove outer blade washer . Do not remove inner • Retighten phillips screw securing blade bolt cover . blade washer . Tighten screw securely . See Figure 1I . WARNING : To prevent damage to the spindle A lock , always allow motor to come to a complete stop before engaging spindle lock . Make sure the spindle lock button is not engaged before reconnecting saw to power source . SPINDLE Your compound miter saw has been adjusted at the factory for making very accurate cuts . However , some of the components might have been jarred out of alignment during shipping . Also , over a period of time , readjustment will probably become necessary due to wear . After unpacking your saw , check the following adjustments before you begin using saw . Make any readjustments that are necessary and periodically check the parts alignment to make sure that your saw is cutting accurately . _ 1 = WARNING : Your saw should never beare connected to power supply when you assembling parts , making adjustments , installing or removing blades , or when not in use . Fig . 12 Disconnecting your saw will prevent accidental starting that could cause serious injury . 15
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Note : Many of the illustrations in this manual show MITERFENCE \ \ \ \ ( only portions of your compound miter saw . This is intentional so that we can clearly show points being made in the illustrations . Never operate your saw without all guards securely in place and in good operating condition . SQUARING THE MITER TABLE TO THE FENCE See Figures 13 - 16 . • Unplug your saw . _ IL WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible SQUARE J THROATPLATE serious personal injury . VIEWOF MITERTABLENOTSQUAREWITH FENCE , ADJUSTMENTSAREREQUIRED • Push down on the saw arm and pull out the lock Fig . 14 pin to release the saw arm . • Raise saw arm to its full raised position . F _ TER \ \ _ / _ - - J • Loosen the miter lock handle approximately one - half turn , • Raise the miter lock plate and rotate the miter table until the pointer on the control arm is positioned at 0 ° " • Release the miter lock plate and securely tighten the miter lock handle . • Lay a framing square flat on the miter table . Place one leg of the square against the fence . Place the other leg of the square beside the zero clearance throat plate in the miter table . The edge of the FRAMING [ . _ . _ , . _ J / / J'HU L ; LPAHI square and the zero clearance throat plate in SQUARE _ THROATPLATE the miter table should be parallel as shown in VIEWOF MITERTABLENOTSQUAREWITH figure 13 . FENCE , ADJUSTMENTSAREREQUIRED • If the edge of the framing square and the zero Fig . 15 clearance throat plate in the miter tabte are not parallel as shown in figures 14 and 15 , adjust - • Using a 6 mm key , loosen the socket head screws ments are needed . securing the fence . See Figure 16 . Pivot the fence FRAMING MITER / . _ l I until the framing square and zero clearance throat SQUARE FENCE , \ Ill _ - J plate are perpendicular . • Retighten the screws securely and recheck the fence - to - table alignment . 6 mm SOCKETHEAD 6 mmSOCKETHEAD SCREW ( S ) SCREW ( S ) LOCKHANDLE VIEWOF MITERTABLESQUAREWITHFENCE ANDCORRECTLYADJUSTED Fig . 13 16
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MITER SQUARING THE SAW BLADE TO THE FENCE FENCE See Figures 17 - 20 . • Unplug your saw . _ , WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury . BLADE • Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the lock pin to hold the saw arm in transport position . • Loosen the miter lock handle approximately one - FRAMING half turn . TABLE SQUARE • Raise the miter lock plate and rotate the miter table until the pointer on the control arm is VIEWOF BLADENOTSQUAREWITH positioned at 0 ° . FENCE , ADJUSTMENTSAREREQUIRED Fig . 18 • Release the miter lock plate and securely tighten the miter lock handle . MITER • Lay a framing square flat on the miter table . Place FENCE one leg of the square against the fence . Slide the other leg of the square against the flat part of saw blade . Note : Make sure that the square contacts the flat part of the saw blade , not the blade teeth . • The edge of the square and the saw blade should be parallel as shown in figure 17 . BLADE • If the front or back edge of the saw blade angles away from the square as shown in figures 18 and 19 , adjustments are needed . _ ITER FRAMING • Using the 8 mm hex key provided , loosen the TABLE SQUARE socket head screws that secure the mounting VIEWOF BLADENOTSQUAREWITH bracket to the miter table . See Figure 20 . FENCE , ADJUSTMENTSAREREQVIRED • Rotate the mounting bracket left or right until the Fig . 19 saw blade is parallel with the square . • Retighten the screws securely and recheck the blade - to - fence alignment . MITER FENCE \ 8 mmSOCKET BLADE \ LOCK MITER PLATE RFRAMINGE MOUNTING TABLE MITER SQUA 8 mmHEXKEY BRACKET TABLE WRENCH Fig . 20 MITER LOCKHANDLE VIEWOF BLADE SQUAREWITHFENCE Fig . 17 17
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SQUARING THE BLADE TO THE • If the top or bottom of the saw blade angles away from the square as shown in figures 22 and 23 , MITER TABLE adjustments are needed . See Figures 21 - 24 . MITER • Unplug your saw . FENCE _ i , WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury . • Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the lock pin to hold the saw arm in transport position . • Loosen the miter lock handle approximately one - half turn . BLADE • Raise the miter lock plate and rotate the miter table COMBINATION until the pointer on the control arm is positioned at MITER SQUARE 0 % TABLE • Release the miter lock plate and securely tighten VIEWOF BLADENOTSQUAREWITHMITER the miter lock handle . TABLE , ADJUSTMENTSAREREQUIRED • Loosen bevel lock knob and set saw arm at 0 ° Fig . 22 bevel ( blade set 90 ° to miter table ) . Tighten bevel lock knob , MWER • Place a combination square against the miter table FENCE and the flat part of saw blade . Note : Make sure that the square contacts the flat part of the saw blade , not the blade teeth . • Rotate the blade by hand and check the blade - to - table alignment at several points . • The edge of the square and the saw blade should be parallel as shown in figure 21 . BLADE MITER FENCE COMBINATION MITER SQUARE TABLE VIEWOF BLADENOTSQUAREWITHMITER TABLE , ADJUSTMENTSAREREQUIRED Fig . 23 • Using a 10 mm wrench or adjustable wrench , BLADE loosen the lock nut securing positive stop adjust - ment screw . Also loosen bevel lock knob . I / / nnM ' . AT , nN MUTER • Adjust positive stop adjustment screw to bring LOCKTE saw blade into alignment with the square . See " ' tnE . . . . . \ PLA Figures 24 and 25 . MITER LOCKHANDLE CORRECTVIEWOF BLADE SQUAREWITHMITERTABLE Fig . 21 18
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TRAVEL PIVOT ADJUSTMENT • The saw arm should rise completely to the up position by itself . • If the saw arm does not raise by itself or if there is play in the pivot joints , have saw repaired by a qualified service technician at your nearest Sears store or repair center to avoid risk of personal injury . PosmVESTOP ADJUSTMENT BEVEL PIVOT ADJUSTMENT SCREWFOR • Your compound miter saw should bevel easily by _ ° ANGLES loosening the bevel lock knob and tilting the saw arm to the left . • If movement is tight or if there is play in the pivot , have saw repaired by a qualified service technician at your nearest Sears store or repair center to LOCKNUT ( S ) avoid risk of personal injury . Fig . 24 DEPTH STOP • Retighten bevel lock knob . Next , retighten lock nut The depth stop limits the blade's downward travel , it securing the positive stop adjustment screw . allows the blade to go below the miter table enough to Recheck blade - to - table alignment . maintain full cutting capacities . The depth stop positions the blade 1 / 4 in . from the miter table Note : The above procedure can be used to check support . blade squareness of the saw blade to the miter table at both 0 ° and 45 " angles . Note : The miter table support is located inside miter table . Your saw has three scale indicators , two on either side of the bevel scale and one on the miter scale . The depth stop is factory set to provide maximum After squaring adjustments have been made , it may cutting capacity for the 10 in . saw blade provided with be necessary to loosen the indicators screws and your saw . Therefore , the saw blade provided should reset them to zero . never need adjustments . However , when the diameter of the blade has been CuI - rlNG A SLOT IN THE ZERO reduced due to sharpening , it may be necessary to CLEARANCE THROAT PLATE adjust the depth stop to provide maximum cutting In order to use your compound miter saw , you must capacity . Also , when a new blade is installed , it is cut a slot through the zero clearance throat plate to necessary to check the clearance of the blade to the allow for blade clearance . To cut the slot , set your miter table support before starting the saw . Make saw at O ° miter , turn saw on and allow the blade to adjustments if needed . reach full speed , then carefully make a straight cut as DEPTH STOP ADJUSTMENTS far as it will go through the throat plate . Turn your saw See Figure 25 . off and allow the blade to come to a complete stop before raising the saw arm . • Unplug your saw , Note : Fence must be moved to 45 ° position . _ i , WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could Next , adjust the bevel angle to 45 ° , turn your saw on result in accidental starting causing possible and allow the blade to reach full speed , then carefully serious personal injury . make another cut through the zero clearance throat plate . The slot in the throat plate will then be wide • To adjust the depth stop use a 17 mm wrench or enough to allow the blade to pass through it at any adjustable wrench and loosen the hex nut at the angle from 0 ° to 45 " . rear of the miter saw arm . PIVOT ADJUSTMENTS • Use the 5 mm hex key wrench provided to adjust the depth stop adjustment screw . The saw blade is Note : These adjustments were made at the factory lowered by turning the screw counter - clockwise and normally do not require readjustment . and raised by turning the screw clockwise . 19
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DEPTHSTOP , _ WARNING : Before starting any cutting ADJUSTMENT operation , clamp or bolt your compound miter SCREW saw to a workbench . Never operate your miter saw on the floor or in a crouched position . Failure to heed this warning can result in serious ) personal injury . BEVEL CU'I - rlNG WITH YOUR COMPOUND LOCKKNOB MITER SAW _ ITER WARNING : When using a work clamp or TABLE A C - clamp to secure your workpiece , clamp workpiece on one side of the blade only . The workpiece must remain free on one side of the blade to prevent the blade from binding in workpiece . The workpiece binding the blade will cause motor stalling and kickback . This situation could cause an accident resulting in possible POSITIVE LOCKNUT ( S ) serious personal injury . STOPADJUSTMENT SCREWFOR0 ° ANGLES Fig . 25 CROSSCUTTING Lower the blade into the zero clearance throat See Figure 26 . plate of the miter table . Check blade clearance A crosscut is made by cutting across the grain of the and maximum cutting distance ( distance from workpiece , A straight crosscut is made with the miter fence where blade enters ) to front of miter table table set at the 0 ° position . Miter crosscuts are made slot . with the miter table set at some angle other than zero . • Readjust if necessary . TO CROSSCUT WITH YOUR MITER SAW • Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full , _ WARNING : Do not start your compound miter height . saw without checking for interference between the blade and the miter table support . Damage • Loosen the miter lock handle . Rotate the miter could result to the blade if it strikes the miter lock handle approximately one - half turn to the left table support during operation of the saw . to loosen . • Press the miter lock plate down with your thumb • Tighten the hex nut with a 17 mm wrench or and hold . adjustable wrench . • Rotate the control arm until the pointer aligns with To prevent the depth stop adjustment screw from the desired angle on the miter scale . turning while tightening the hex nut , carefully hold • Release the miter lock plate . it with the hex key wrench while tightening the hex nut . Note : You can quickly locate 0 ° , 22 - 1 / 2 ° left or right , and 45 ' left or right by releasing the lock APPLICATIONS plate as you rotate the control arm . The lock plate ( Use only for the purposes listed below ) will seat itself in one of the positive stop notches , • Cross cutting wood and plastic . located in the miter table frame . • Cross cutting miters , joints , etc . for picture frames , • Tighten the miter lock handle securely . moldings , door casings , and fine joinery . Note : The blade provided is fine for most wood WARNING : To avoid serious personal injury , A cutting operations , but for fine joinery cuts or cutting always tighten the miter lock handle securely plastic , use one of the accessory blades available before making a cut . Failure to do so could result from your nearest Sears store . in movement of the control arm or miter table while making a cut . 2O
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• Slowly lower the blade into and through the workpiece . See Figure 26 . • Release the switch trigger and allow the saw blade to stop rotating before raising the blade out of workpiece . Wait until the electric brake stops blade from turning before removing the workpiece from STRAIGHT the miter table . CROSSCUT BEVEL CUT SeeFigures27and _ . A bevel cut is made by cutting across the grain of the workpiece with the blade angled to the workpiece . A straight bevel cut is made with the miter table set at the zero degree position and the blade set at an angle C - CLAMP between 0 ° and 45 ° . LEFTSIDE I RIGHTSIDE LEFT J RIGHT INDICATOR INDICATOR POINT Fig . 26 • Place the workpiece flat on the miter table with one edge securely against the fence . If the board is warped , place the convex side against the fence . If SCALE the concave edge of a board is placed against the fence , the board could collapse on the blade at the end of the cut , jamming the blade . See Figures 33 MOUNTINGBRACKET Fig . 27 and 34 , • When cutting long pieces of lumber or molding , TO BEVEL CUT WITH YOUR MITER SAW : support the opposite end of the stock with a roller • Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm'to its full stand or with a work surface level with the saw height . table . • Loosen the miter lock handle . Rotate the miter lock • Align cutting line on the workpiece with the edge of handle approximately one - half turn to the left to saw blade . loosen . • Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure • Lift the miter lock plate to disengage . it against the fence . Use the work clamp or a C - • Rotate the control arm until the pointer aligns with clamp to secure the workpiece when possible . See zero on the miter scale . Figure 26 . • Release the miter lock plate . WARNING : To avoid serious personal injury , Note : You can quickly locate zero by releasing the keep your hands outside the no hands zone ( red lock plate as you rotate the control arm . The lock lines ) ; at least 3 in . from blade . Never perform plate will seat itself in one of the built - in positive any cutting operation freehand ( without holding stop notches , located in the miter table frame . workpiece against the fence ) . The blade could • Tighten the miter lock handle securely . grab the workpiece if it slips or twists . • Before turning on the saw , perform a dry run of the , _ k WARNING : To avoid serious personal injury , cutting operation just to make sure that no always tighten the miter lock handle securely problems will occur when the cut is made . before making a cut . Failure to do so could result in movement of the control arm or miter table • Grasp the saw handle firmly , then squeeze the while making a cut . switch trigger . Allow several seconds for the blade to reach maximum speed . 21
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When cutting long pieces of lumber or molding , support the opposite end of the stock with a roller BEVELCUT stand or with a work surface level with the saw table . Align the cutting line on the workpiece with the edge of saw blade . • Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure it against the fence . Use the work clamp or a C - clamp to secure the workpiece when possible . See Figure 28 . _ 1 _ WARNING : To avoid serious personal injury , keep your hands outside the no hands zone ; at least 3 in . from blade . Never perform any cutting operation freehand ( without holding workpiece against the fence ) . The blade could grab the FENCE workpiece if it slips or twists . SCREW • Before turning on the saw , perform a dry run of the cutting operation just to make sure that no problems will occur when the cut is made . • Grasp the saw handle firmly , depress the palm pad , then squeeze the switch tdgger . Allow several C - CLAMP Fig . 28 seconds for the blade to reach maximum speed . • Slowly lower the blade into and through the workpiece . See Figure 28 . • Adjustments of the miter fence must be made to correspond to the desired angle of the bevel cut • Release the switch trigger and allow the saw blade prior to tilting the saw arm . The fence is marked to stop rotating before raising the blade out of for 15 ° , 30 ° , or 45 ° , Loosen the fence screw on the workpiece . Wait until the electric brake stops blade miter fence , slide the fence to the desired position , from turning before removing the workpiece from mitertable . and retighten the fence screw . See Figure 28 . • The 45 ° triangle on the miter fence provides for the COMPOUND MITER CUT maximum clearance required for adjusting the A compound miter cut is a cut made using a miter miter saw's angle when making a bevel or com - angle and a bevel angle at the same time . This type of pound cut . cut is used to make picture frames , cut molding , make • Loosen the bevel lock knob and move the saw arm boxes with sloping sides , and for certain roof framing to the left to the desired bevel angle . cuts . • Bevel angles can be set from 0 ° to 45 ° . To make this type of cut the control arm on the miter table must be rotated to the correct angle and the saw • For your convenience there is a double scale located on the mounting bracket . See Figure 27 . If arm must be tilted to the correct bevel angle . Care one side becomes difficult to read as you move the should always be taken when making compound miter saw arm to the left , simply refer to the other side . setups due to the interaction of the two angle settings . Align the indicator point for the side you choose Adjustments of miter and bevel settings are interde - with the desired angle . pendent with one another . Each time you adjust the • Once the saw arm has been set at the desired miter setting you change the effect of the bevel angle , securely tighten the bevel lock knob . setting . Also , each time you adjust the bevel setting you change the effect of the miter setting . • Place the workpiece flat on the miter table with one edge securely against the fence . If the board is It may take several settings to obtain the desired cut . warped , place the convex side against the fence . If The first angle setting should be checked after setting the concave edge of a board is placed against the the second angle , since adjusting the second angle affects the first . fence , the board could collapse on the blade at the end of the cut , jamming the blade . See Figures 33 Once the two correct settings for a particular cut have and 34 . been obtained , always make a test cut in scrap material before making a finish cut in good material . 22
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• Place the workpiece flat on the miter table with one TO MAKE A COMPOUND CUT WITH YOUR edge securely against the fence . If the board is MITER SAW : warped , place the convex side against the fence . If • Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full the concave edge of a board could collapse on the height . blade at the end of the cut , jamming the blade . See • Loosen the miter lock handle . Rotate the miter lock Figures 33 and 34 . handle approximately one - half turn to the left to • When cutting long pieces of lumber or molding , loosen . support the opposite end of the stock with a roller • Liftthe miter lock plate to disengage . stand or with a work surface level with the saw • Rotate the control arm until the pointer aligns with table . See Figure 31 . the desired angle on the miter scale . • Align the cutting line on the workpiece with the • Release the miter lock plate . edge of saw blade . Note : You can quickly locate 0 % 15 ° , 22 - 1 / 2 ° , • Grasp the stock firmly with one hand and secure it 31.62 ° , and 45 ° left or right by releasing the miter against the fence . Use the optional work clamp or a lock plate as you rotate the control arm . The miter C - clamp to secure the workpiece when possible . lock plate will seat itself in one of the positive stop notches , located in miter table frame . _ k WARNING : To avoid serious personal injury , always keep your hands outside the no hands • Tighten the miter lock handle securely . zone ; at least 3 in . from blade . Never perform any cutting operation freehand ( without holding , _ WARNING : To avoid serious personal injury , workpiece against the fence ) . The blade could always tighten the miter lock handle securely grab the workpiece if it slips or twists . before making a cut . Failure to do so could result in movement of the control arm or miter table while making a cut . COMPOUND MITERCUT • Adjustments of the miter fence must be made to correspond to the desired angle of the bevel cut prior to tilting the saw arm . The fence is marked for 15 ° , 30 ° , or 45 ° . Loosen the fence screw on the miter fence , slide the fence to the desired position , and retighten the fence screw . See Figures 28 and 29 . • The 45 ° triangle on the miter fence provides for the maximum clearance required for adjusting the miter saw's angle when making a bevel or compound cut . • Loosen the bevel lock knob and move the saw arm to the left to the desired bevel angte . • Bevel angles can be set from 0 ° to 45 ° . • For your convenience there is a double scale located on the mounting bracket . See Figure 27 . if one side becomes difficult to read as you move the saw arm to the left , simply refer to the other side . Align the indicator point for the side you choose C - CLAMP with the desired angle . Fig . 29 • Once the saw arm has been set at the desired angle , securely tighten the bevel lock knob . • Recheck miter angle setting . Make a test cut in scrap material . 23
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• Before turning on the saw , perform a dry run of the cutting operation just to make sure that no problems will occur when the cut is made . • Grasp the saw handle firmly , then squeeze the switch trigger . Allow several seconds for the blade to reach maximum speed . • Slowlylower the blade into and through the workpiece . See Figures 29 and 30 . • Release the switch trigger and allow the saw blade to stop rotating before raising the blade out of workpiece . Wait until the electric brake stops blade from turning before removing the workpiece from miter table . SUPPORT LONG WORKPIECES See Figure 31 . Long workpieces need extra supports . Supports should be placed along the workpiece so it does not sag . The support should let the workpiece lay flat on the base of the saw and work table during the cutting operation . Use the work clamp or a C - clamp to secure the workpiece . 45 ° x 45 = COMPOUNDMITERCUT WARNING : To avoid serious personal injury , always keep your hands outside the no hands Fig . 30 zone ; at least 3 in . from blade . Never perform any cutting operation freehand ( without holding workpiece against the fence ) . The blade could grab the workpiece if it slips or twists . LONGWORKPIECE WORKPIECESUPPORTS Fig . 31 24
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cu'n'ING COMPOUND MITERS To aid in making the correct settings , the compound angle setting chart below has been provided . Since com - pound cuts are the most difficult to accurately obtain , trial cuts should be made in scrap material , and much thought and planning made , prior to making your required cut . NUMBEROF SIDES PITCH OFSIDE 4 I 5 I 6 7 6 9 10 m m M - 45.00 ° M - 36.00 ° M - 30 . O0 ° M - 25.71 ° M - 22.50 ° M - 2O.O0 ° M - 18.00 ° 0o B - 0 . O0 ° B - 0,00 ° B - 0.0O ° B - 0.00 ° Be O . 0O ° ! B - 0.0O ° Bo 0.00 ° M - 44.89 ° M - 35.90 ° M - 29.91 ° M - 25.63 ° M - 22.42 ° M - 19.93 ° M - 17.94 ° 5 ° B - 3.53 ° B - 2.94 ° B - 2.50 ° B - 2.17 ° Be 1.91 ° ! B - 1.71 ° B - 1.54 ° M - 44.56 ° M - 35.58 ° M - 29.62 ° M - 25.37 ° U - 22.19 ° lM - 19 . F2 ° lu - 17.74 ° 10 ° B - 7.05 ° B - 5,86 ° B - 4.98 ° B - 4.32 ° B - 3.81 ° IB - 3.40 ° B - 3.08 ° M - 44.01 ° M - 35.06 ° M - 29.15 ° M - 24.95 ° M - 21.81 ° M - 19.37 ° IM - 17.42 ° 15 ° B - 10.55 ° B - 8,75 ° B - 7.44 ° B - 6.45 ° B - 5.68 ° B - 5.08 ° ! B - 4.59 ° 20 ° I M - 43.22 ° M - 34.32 ° M - 28.48 ° ! M - 24.35 ° M ÷ 21 . 27 ° M - 18.88 ° M - 16.98 ° ° B - 14.00 ° B - 11.60 ° B - 9.85 ° B - 8.53 ° B - 7.52 ° B - 6.72 ° B - 6.07 M - 42.19 ° M - 33.36 ° M - 27.62 ° M - 23.56 ° M - 20.58 ° M - 18.26 ° Mo16 . 41 ° 25 ° B - 17.39 ° IB - 14,38 ° I B - 12.20 ° B - 10.57 ° B - 9.31 ° B - 8.31 ° B - 7.50 ° 30 ° M - 40.89 ° M - 32.18 ° M - 26.57 ° M - 22.64 ° M - 19.73 ° M - 17.50 ° M - 15.72 ° ° B - 20.70 ° B - 17.09 ° B - 14.48 ° B - 12.53 ° B - 11.03 ° B - 9.85 ° B - 8.89 35 ° M - 39.32 ° M - 30.76 ° M - 25.31 ° M - 21.53 ° M - 18.74 ° M - 16.60 ° M - 14.90 ° B - 23.93 ° B - 19.70 ° B - 16.67 ° B - 14.41 ° B - 12.68 ° B - 11.31 ° B - 10.21 ° M - 37.45 ° M - 29.10 ° M - 23.86 ° M - 20.25 ° M - 17.60 ° M - 15.58 ° M - 13.98 ° 40 ° B - 27.03 ° B - 22.20 ° B - 18.75 ° B - 16.19 ° B - 14.24 ° B - 12.70 ° B - 11.46 ° M - 35.26 ° M - 27,19 ° M - 22.21 ° M - 18.80 ° M - 16.32 ° M - 14.43 ° M - 12.94 ° 45 ° B - 30.00 ° B - 24.56 ° B - 20.70 ° B - 17.87 ° B - 15.70 ° B - 14.00 ° B - 12.62 ° M - 32.73 ° M - 25.03 ° M - 20.36 ° M - 17.20 ° M - 14.91 ° M - 13.17 ° M - 11.80 ° 50 ° B - 32.80 ° B - 26.76 ° B - 22.52 ° B - 19.41 ° B - 17.05 ° B - 15.19 ° B - 13.69 ° M - 29.84 ° M - 22.62 ° M - 18.32 ° M - 15.44 ° M - 13.36 ° M - 11.79 ° M - 10.56 ° 55 ° B - 35.40 ° B - 28.78 ° B - 24.18 ° B - 20.82 ° B - 18.27 ° B - 16.27 ° B - 14.66 ° M - 26.57 ° M - 19.96 ° M - 16.10 ° M - 13.54 ° M - 11.70 ° M - 10.31 ° M - 9.23 ° 60 ° B - 37.76 ° B - 30.60 ° B - 25.66 ° B - 22.07 ° B - 19.35 ° B - 17.23 ° B - 15.52 ° M - 22.91 ° M - 17.07 ° M - 13.71 ° M - 11.50 ° M - 9.93 ° M - 8.74 ° M - 7.82 ° 65 ° B - 39.86 ° B - 32.19 ° B - 26.95 ° B - 23.16 ° B - 20.29 ° B - 18.06 ° B - 16.26 ° M - 18.88 ° M - 13.95 ° M - 11.17 ° M - 9.35 ° M - 8.06 ° M - 7.10 ° M - 6.34 ° 70 ° B - 41.64 ° B - 33.53 ° B - 28.02 ° B - 24,06 ° B - 21.08 ° B - 18.75 ° B - 16.88 ° 75 ° M - 14.51 ° M - 10.65 ° M - 8.50 ° M - 7.10 ° M - 6.12 ° M - 5.38 ° M - 4.81 ° ° B - 43.08 ° B - 34.59 ° B - 28.88 ° B - 24.78 ° B - 21.69 ° B - 19.29 ° B - 17.37 M - 9.85 ° M - 7.19 ° M - 5.73 ° M - 4.78 ° M - 4.11 ° M - 3.62 ° M - 3.23 ° 80 ° B - 44.14 ° B - 35.37 ° B - 29.50 ° B - 25.30 ° B - 22.14 ° B - 19.68 ° B - 17.72 ° M - 4.98 ° M - 3.62 ° M - 2.88 ° M - 2.40 ° M - 2.07 ° M - 1,82 ° M - 1.62 ° 85 ° B - 44.78 " B - 35.64 ° B - 29.87 ° B - 25.61 ° B - 22.41 ° B - 19.92 ° B - 17.93 ° M - 0.00 ° M - 0.00 ° M - 0.00 ° M - 0.00 ° M - 0.00 ° M - 0.00 ° M - 0.00 ° 90 ° B - 45.00 ° B - 36,00 ° B - 30.00 ° B - 25,71 ° B - 22.50 ° B - 20.00 ° B - 18,00 ° Each B ( Bevel ) and M ( Miter ) Setting is Given to the Closest 0.005 ° . COMPOUND - ANGLE SETTINGS FOR POPULAR STRUCTURES 25
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CUTTING CROWN MOLDING When setting the bevel and miter angles for com - pound miters , remember that the settings are interde - Your compound miter saw does an excellent job of pendent ; changing one angle changes the other angle cutting crown molding . In general , compound miter as well . saws do a better job of cutting crown molding than Keep in mind that the angles for crown moldings are any other tool made . very precise and difficult to set . Since it is very easy In order to fit properly , crown molding must be com - for these angles to shift , all settings should first be pound mitered with extreme accuracy . tested on scrap molding . Also most walls do not have The two contact surfaces on a piece of crown molding angles of exactly 90 ° , therefore , you will need to fine that fit flat against the ceiling and the wall of a room tune your settings . are at angles that , when added together , equal When cutting crown molding by this method the bevel exactly 90 ° . Most crown molding has a top rear angle angle should be set at 33.85 ° . The miter angle should ( the section that fits flat against the ceiling ) of 52 ° and be set at 31.62 ° either right or left , depending on the a bottom rear angle ( the section that fits flat against desired cut for the application . See the chart below for the wall ) of 38 ° . correct angle settings and correct positioning of crown LAYING MOLDING FLAT ON THE molding on miter table . MITER TABLE The settings in the chart below can be used for cutting See Figure 32 . All Standard ( U . S . ) crown molding with 52 ° and 38 ° angles . The crown molding is placed flat on the miter To use this method for accurately cutting crown table using the compound features of your miter saw . molding for a 90 ° inside or outside corner , lay the molding with its broad back surface flat on the miter table and against the fence . 52 ° CEILING W A L INSIDE L FENCE CORNER OUTSIDE CORNER TOP EDGEAGAINSTFENCE = FENCE • LEFTSIDE , INSIDECORNER BoI " rOMEDGEAGAINSTFENCE = • RIGHTSIDE , OUTSIDECORNER • RIGHTSIDE , INSIDECORNER OUTSIDECORNER MITERTABLE MITERTABLE © © CROWNMOLDINGFLATON MITERTABLE Fig . 32 26
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Bevel Angle Type of Cut Setting Left side , inside corner 1 . Top edge of molding against fence 33 ' 85 ° 2 . Miter table set right 31.62 ° 3 . Save left end of cut Right side , inside corner 1 . Bottom edge of molding against fence 33 " 85 ° 2 . Miter table set left 31.62 ° 3 . Save left end of cut Left side , outside corner 1 . Bottom edge of molding against fence 33 " 85 ° 2 . Miter table set left 31.62 ° WRONG Fig . 34 3 . Save right end of cut Right side , outside corner _ , WARNING : To avoid a kickback and to avoid 1 . Top edge of molding against fence serious personal injury , never position the 33 " 85 ° 2 . Miter table set right 31.62 ° concave edge of bowed or warped material 3 . Save right end of cut against the fence . CLAMPING WIDE WORKPIECES CUTTING WARPED MATERIAL See Figure 35 . See Figures 33 and 34 . When cutting wide workpieces such as a 2 in . x 6 in . , When cutting warped material , always make sure it is boards should be clamped with a C - clamp as shown in positioned on the miter table with the convex side figure 35 . against the fence as shown in figure 33 . If the warped material is positioned the wrong way as shown in figure 34 , it will pinch the blade near the completion of the cut . WIDE BOARD RIGHT Fig . 33 27
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OPERATION MOUNTING THE LASER GUIDE See Figure 36 . See Figure 37 . • Unplug your saw . The laser guide will generate a red colored line on the work surface when the saw blade is spinning above 500 rpm . The red laser line will appear as a broken , _ WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could line on the workpiece when the blade assembly is in result in accidental starting causing possible the uppermost position and the motor switch is serious personal injury . activated . This broken line will let you see your mark See " To Install Blade " in the adjustments section of and your laser guide line at the same time , and will this owner's manual . assist you in lining up your mark for more accurate cutting of the workpiece . • Make sure inner blade washer is in place before positioning saw blade on the spindle of your saw . ALIGNMENT Note : The laser guide replaces the outer blade Align the laser line and your mark with the blade at washer . the uppermost position . Once both lines are in • Place the laser guide onto the spindle , aligning the alignment , do not move the workpiece until after you double " D " flats in the laser guide with the flats on have finished cutting . the spindle . As the blade assembly is lowered toward the • Position flat surface of laser guide against the workpiece , the broken line will become solid . blade . Warning labels are visible when laser guide Make several practice cuts on different styles and is mounted properly . thickness of material . • Depress spindle lock button and secure laser guide Follow the directions below for using your Laser using only the special hex key bolt provided . Guide . Note : The hex key bolt has left hand threads . Turn Removing Your Mark : bolt counterclockwise to tighten . Position the laser line near the left edge of your mark • Using the 6 mm hex key provided with your saw , on the work surface in order to remove the mark . tighten bolt securely . To Cut Your Mark : • Remove the 6 mm hex key and store it in a safe Position the laser line near or over your mark on the place for future use . work surface in order to cut the mark . • Replace the lower blade guard and blade bolt To Leave Your Mark : cover . Position the laser line near the right edge of your mark • Retighten phillips screw securing blade bolt cover . on the work surface in order to leave the mark . Tighten screw securely . After you have become familiar with using your Laser _ , DANGER : Laser radiation . Avoid direct eye Guide , you will be able to remove , cut , or leave your contact with light source . mark on the work surface . Practice will teach you the correct position for aligning the laser line with your mark . BLADE LASER GUIDE SPINDLE INNERBLADE WASHER HEX KEY BOLT BROKEN REDLINE 5 mmHEX KEY Fig . 36 Fig . 37 28
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CHANGING THE BATTERIES See Figure 38 . • Unplug your saw . LASERGUIDE I SUPPORT I _ , WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury . Remove the laser guide from the saw . Lay laser guide on a flat surface with the two phillips screws facing upward . Remove the screws and separate the laser guide cover from the laser guide support . Remove the three button cell batteries using a non - LASERGUIDE APERTURE conductive device such as a toothpick . SUPPORT Note : Replace the batteries with silver oxide batteries ( that have a rating of 1.5 volt and 180 mah ( milliampere hour ) minimum ( Number 357 silver oxide only ) . When replacing the batteries , the laser guide should be thoroughly cleaned . Use a soft paintbrush or similar device , to remove all sawdust and debris . PLAS _ C Do not attempt to activate the laser . BATTERY INSULATOR The laser is activated by means of a centrifugal switch only while the saw motor is running and the laser guide is mounted on the saw . BATrERIES After cleaning laser guide and replacing batteries , secure laser guide cover to laser guide support using the two phillips head screws . For proper assembly , be NEGA _ VE ( - ) sure to align the key on the laser guide cover with the key slot in the laser guide support . Tighten screws LASERGUIDE I i I KEY securely . COVER j • SLOT Note : Aperture in laser guide cover must be aligned with aperture in laser guide support . _ . CAUTION : Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure . APERTURE LASERGUIDE Fig . 38 _ I , DANGER : Laser radiation when open and interlock defeated . AVOID DIRECT EYE EXPOSURE . Fig . 36 Fig . 37 29
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EXTENSION CORDS _ 1 _ WARNING : When servicing , use only identical Craftsman replacement parts . Use of any other The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of part may create a hazard or cause product power . To keep the loss to a minimum and to prevent damage . tool overheating , use an extension cord that is heavy enough to carry the current the tool will draw , GENERAL A wire gage size ( A . W , G . ) of at least 14 is recom - mended for an extension cord 25 feet or less in Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts . Most plastics are susceptible to damage from various length . When working outdoors , use an extension types of commercial solvents and may be damaged cord that is suitable for outdoor use . The cord's jacket will be marked WA . by their use . Use clean cloths to remove dirt , carbon dust , etc . CAUTION : Keep extension cords away from the A _ . WARNING : Do not at any time let brake fluids , cutting area and position the cord so that it will gasoline , petroleum - based products , penetrating not get caught on lumber , tools , etc . , during oils , etc . come in contact with plastic parts . They cutting operation . contain chemicals that can damage , weaken or destroy plastic . WARNING : Check extension cords before each A use . If damaged , replace immediately . Never use It has been found that electric tools are subject to tool with a damaged cord since touching the accelerated wear and possible premature failure when damaged area could cause electrical shock they are used on fiberglass boats , sports cars , wall - resulting in serious injury . board , spackling compounds , or plaster . The chips and grindings from these materials ere highly abrasive WARNING : Always wear safety goggles or A to electric tool parts such as bearings , brushes , safety glasses with side shields during power commutators , etc . Consequently , it is not recom - tool operation or when blowing dust . if operation mended that this tool be used for extended work on is dusty , also wear a dust mask . any fiberglass material , wallboard , spackling com - pounds , or plaster . During any use on these materials it is extremely important that the tool is cleaned frequently by blowing with an air jet . LUBRICATION All of the bearings in this tool are lubricated with a sufficient amount of high grade lubricant for the life of the unit under normal operating conditions . Therefore , no further lubrication is required . 30
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Your saw has externally accessible brush assemblies _ l _ WARNING : To ensure safety and reliability , all that should be periodically checked for wear . repairs - - with the exception of the externally accessible brushes - - should be performed by a Proceed as follows when replacement Is required : qualified service technician at a Sears store to • Unplug your saw . avoid risk of personal injury . _ i , WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could BRUSH REPLACEMENT result in accidental starting causing serious See Figure 39 . injury . BRUSH ASSEMBLY • Remove brush cap with a screwdriver . Brush BRUSH assembly is spring loaded and will pop out when CAP you remove brush cap . • Remove brush assembly . • Check for wear . Replace both brushes when either has less than 1 / 4 in . tength of carbon remaining . Do not replace one side without replacing the other . • Reassemble using new brush assemblies . Make sure curvature of brush matches curvature of motor and that brush moves freely in brush tube . • Make sure brush cap is oriented correctly ( straight ) and replace . • Tighten brush cap securely . Do not overtighten . BRUSH CAP BRUSH ASSEMBLY Fig . 39 _ i , WARNING : To prevent accidental starting that could cause possible serious personal injury , DUSTBAG assemble all accessories to your saw before connecting ktto power suppty . Saw should never be connected to power supply when you are assembling parts , making adjustments , installing or removing blades or accessories , or when not in use . DUST BAG See Figure 40 . The dust bag fits over the exhaust port on the upper blade guard . To install it , remove the dust guide from the exhaust port . Then , squeeze the two metal clips to open the mouth of the bag and slide it on the exhaust EXHAUSTPORT port . Release the clips . The metal ring in the bag should Lock in between the grooves on the exhaust port . For more efficient operation , empty dust bag when no more than half full . This will permit better air flow through the bag . Fig . 40 31
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TABLE EXTENSION To Level the Miter Saw : See Figures 41 , 42 , and 43 . • Loosen wing nut . The table extension can be used on either the right or • Place a level or other straight object across the teft side of your miter saw . To assemble and install miter saw base and table extension . the table extension : • Loosen or tighten the adjustment screws as • Insert support rods into the two holes in the side of needed until the extension table is at the same the miter saw base . See Figure 42 . height and level with the miter saw table . • Position table clamp bracket under miter saw base • Retighten wing nut , between support rods and bottom of miter saw as TABLE shown in figure 42 . CLAMP Note : Support rods must extend through the BRACKET second set of holes in the miter saw base . • Secure clamp bracket in place with the clamp bracket screw . The clamp bracket screw threads through the clamp bracket and tightens against the bottom of the miter saw base . • Slide table extension on support rods . • Slide square head bolt into middle slot then fit extension clamp bracket over bolt . Tighten with wing nut . • Thread adjustment screws into support rods as CLAMP shown in figure 41 . BRACKETSCREW STOPBLOCK TABLE KNOB SAWVIEWEDFROMBELOW Fig . 42 EXTENSION STOP BLOCK CARRIAGE BOLT SUPPORT ROD BRACKET , SQUARE HEADBOLT CLAMP BRACKETSCREW WINGNUT EXTENSION CLAMPBRACKET ADJUSTMENT SCREW Fig . 41 32
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The stop block is useful as a stop for cutting multiple WORK CLAMP ASSEMBLY pieces to the same length . The work clamp assembly provides greater control by clamping the workpiece to the fence or the saw table . • Insert carriage bolt into the table slot . It also prevents the workpiece from creeping toward • Place the stop block over the carriage bolt and into the saw blade . This is very helpful when cutting the slot in the extension table . compound miters . • Thread the stop block knob onto the carriage bolt STOP BLOCK to secure the stop block to the table extension . See See Figures 41 and 43 . Figure 41 . • Loosen the stop block knob and adjust to the desired distance from the blade to make the cut . • Tighten stop block knob securely . • Make a test cut in scrap material and measure the length of the workpiece . • Make any necessary adjustments . _ 1 = WARNING : When using the work clamp withblock the stop block , install the clamp on the stop side of the blade . This will eliminate the possibility of the saw catching the loose end and kicking up . Failure to heed this warning can STOP result in serious personal injury . BLOCKKNOB STOP BLOCK 33
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CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212500 3 8 L 31 30 FigureA
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CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212500 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing . Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your [ MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts . ' I PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE A KEY PART KEY PART NO . NUMBER DESCRIPTION QUAN . NO . NUMBER DESCRIPTION QUAN . 1 710308 - 045 17 976515 - 001 Miter Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 * Bolt ( M8 x 45 Soc . Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 * * STD852008 18 976509 - 001 Miter Lock Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 * Lock Washer ( M8 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3 511101000 Fence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 19 976527 - 001 * Screw ( M4 x 10 Pan Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 511102000 Miter Fence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 20 * * STD851004 * Flat Washer ( M4 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 980117 - 001 21 976506 - 001 Pointer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 * Bolt ( M8 x 25 Soc . Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 6 976516 - 001 Zero Clearance Throat Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 22 976505 - 001 Miter Lock Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 160030 - 400 23 976501 - 001 Control Arm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 * Screw ( M4 x 8 Flat Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 8 976569 - 001 8 mm Hex Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 24 * * STD852006 Lock Washer ( M6 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9 976605 - 001 6 mm Hex Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 25 700306 - 025 * Screw ( M6 x 25 Soc . Hd . Cap ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 10 982611 - 001 5 mm Hex Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 26 976578 - 001 * Nylon Lock Nut ( M10 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 11 976568 - 001 Blade Wrench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 27 * * STD851010 * Washer ( M10 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 12 976598 - 001 Cover Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 28 976511 - 001 Spring Washer ( M10 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 13 976601 - 001 * Screw ( M4 x 9 Pan Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 29 976513 - 001 Table Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 30 976610 - 001 Miter Table Frame 14 976531 - 001 Rivet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 ( Includes Key Nos . 14 , 15 , 16 , & 17 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 15 977434 - 001 Hand Warning Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 31 976514 - 001 Miter Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 16 977435 - 001 Line Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 32 511103000 Fence Screw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 * Standard Hardware Item - - May Be Purchased Locally * * Available From Div . 98 - - Source 980.00
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CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212500 | 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 J MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts . J PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE B KEY PART KEY PART NO . NUMBER DESCRIPTION QUAN . NO . NUMBER DESCRIPTION QUAN . 10 976609 - 001 1 976528 - 001 Bevel Pivot Bracket Assembly Torsion Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( Includes Key Nos . 7 & 8 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 511D04020 Support Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 11 976527 - 001 * Screw ( M4 x 10 Pan Hal . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3 * * STD852010 * Lock Washer ( M10 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 12 • * STD851004 * Washer ( M4 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 976529 - 001 Bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 13 976525 - 001 Bevel Index Pointer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5 * * STD833016 • Hex Bolt ( M6 x 16 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 14 976520 - 001 Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 * * STD840610 * Hex Nut ( M6 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 15 976521 - 001 Pivot Shaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 976531 - 001 Rivet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 16 * * STD851010 * Washer ( M10 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 976535 - 001 Bevel Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 17 976522 - 001 Bevel Lock Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 700310 - 025 * Bolt ( M10 x 25 Hex Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 * Standard Hardware Item - - May Be Purchased Locally * * Available From Div . 98 - - Source 980.00
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CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212500 5 Note : For Laser Guide repair or replacement , contact your nearest Sears Service Center 4 Laser 7 8 27 9 2 11 13 14 15 19 20 15 17 21 18 22 23 25 24 FigureC 26
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CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212500 I I TMhITeEmRodSeAlWnuomrbwehrewnilol brdeefroiunngdreopnaiar ppalarttse . attached to the motor housing . Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE C KEY PART KEY PART NO . NUMBER DESCRIPTION QUAN . NO . NUMBER DESCRIPTION QUAN . Blade Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 15 976547 - 001 1 976539 - 001 Dust Shield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Saw Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 16 * * * 2 976596 - 001 U - Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 17 976548 - 001 Blade BoLt ( M8 x 20 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 976567 - 001 Dust Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 18 976554 - 001 Return Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 976543 - 001 Upper Blade Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 19 982624 - 001 Lower Blade Guard Assembly 5 981491 - 001 Logo Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( Includes 25 & 26 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 976599 - 001 * Screw ( M5 x 20 Pan Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 20 982599 - 001 Blade Guard Bracket Assembly 7 976733 - 001 Lower Blade Guard Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( Includes Key No . 23 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Caution Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 976540 - 001 21 * * STD852005 * Washer ( M5 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 976604 - 001 * Screw ( M4 x 9 Phillips Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 22 976549 - 001 * Lock Nut ( M6 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fixed Screw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 10 976600 - 001 Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 23 976740 - 001 11 976552 - 001 Blade Bolt Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Screw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 24 976564 - 001 12 981638 - 001 Hex Bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 25 566407000 13 976541 - 001 Stopper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 26 538417000 Retaining Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 14 130030 - 401 * Screw ( M4 x 15 Pan Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 27 6617901 Hex Key Bolt ( Laser Guide Bolt ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 * Standard Hardware Item - - May Be Purchased Locally * * Available From Div . 98 - - Source 980.00 * * * Complete Assortment Available At Your Nearest Sears Catalog Order or Retail Store
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CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212500 14 _ . _ 13 13 . - 12 15 SEE NOTE " A " 11 O 16 17 18 7 19 7 27 6 20 21 26 25 4 24 23 2 Figure D
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CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212500 I TMhITeEmRodSeAlWnuomrbwehr ewnillobrdeefroinugndreopnaira ppalarttse . attached to the motor housing . Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your J PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE D KEY PART KEY PART NO . NUMBER DESCRIPTION QUAN . NO . NUMBER DESCRIPTION QUAN . 1 976641 - 001 15 511317000 Data Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 " 0 " Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 976576 - 001 Lock Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 16 976650 - 001 Spindle Lock Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 976643 - 001 17 976651 - 001 E - Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 E - Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 976644 - 001 18 976649 - 001 * Screw ( M4 x 16 Pan Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Compression Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 976645 - 001 19 976654 - 001 Rubber Bumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 * Square Key ( 4 x 4 x 28 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 * * STD851012 20 588030 - 008 Gear Shaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 * Flat Washer ( M12 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 * * STD841217 21 976658 - 001 * Hex Nut ( M12 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 * Ball Bearing ( 6004zz ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 180031 - 002 22 588031 - 004 * Depth Stop Adjustment Screw ( M10 x 20 ) . . . . . . 1 Screw ( Special ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9 * * STD841015 23 976653 - 001 * Hex Nut ( M10 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Lock Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 10 976682 - 001 Brush Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 24 588028 - 108 Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 11 976683 - 001 Brush Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 25 976648 - 001 External Retaining Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 976691 - 001 Warning Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 26 976647 - 001 * Ball Bearing ( 6000zz ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 13 982102 - 001 * Screw ( M6 x 25 Pan Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 27 A63020000428 " O " Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 14 511311000 Carrying Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 983000 - 027 Operator's Manual * Standard Ha . rdware Item - - May Be Purchased Locally * * Available From Div . 98 - - Source 980.00 NOTE : " A " - 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 Catalog Order or Retail Store for Service Center Information .
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