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Operator's Manual CRAFTSMAN + PRO I 0 H A L 10 in . Stationary RADIAL ARM SAW Model No . 315.220100 Save this manual for future reference . • Safety • Features CAUTION : Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating • Assembly Instructions before first use of this • Operation product . • Maintenance Customer Help Line : 1 - 800 - 932 - 3188 • Parts List Sears , Roebuck and Co . , 3333 Beverly Rd . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page : www . sears . com / craftsman 983000 - 041 5 - 02
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM SAW 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 operations more pleasant and enjoyable . Safety , performance and dependability have been given top priority in the design of this saw making it easy to maintain and operate . _ k CAUTION : Carefully read through this entire operator's manual before using your new saw . Pay close attention to the Rules For Safe Operation , and all Safety Alert Symbols , including Danger , Warning and Caution . If you use your 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 power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Before beginning 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 . • Warranty and Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 • Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 3 • Rules for Safe Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 7 • Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 - 9 • Product Specifications and Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 11 • Unpacking and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 • Loose Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 - 14 • Tools Needed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 • Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 - 17 • Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 - 21 • Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 - 36 Assembling Leg Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Mounting Saw to Leg Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 [ RRFT . _ IvlI _ _ NRADIALSAW 315.220100 2
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Attaching Elevating Handwheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Installing the Yoke Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Removing the Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Attaching Table Supports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Setting the Arm Lock Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Setting the Yoke Clamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Setting the Bevel Lock Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Tightening the Arm and Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Adjusting the Column Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 - 29 Adjusting the Carriage Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Leveling the Table Supports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Installing the Front Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Leveling the Front Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Installing Rear Table , Spacer Table , Fence , and Clamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 - 34 Installing Blade and Blade Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Aligning Riving Knife to Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Installing Rip Scale Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 • Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 - 43 Aligning the Arm for Cross Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Aligning the Blade to Table at 0 ° Bevel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Squaring Blade to Fence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Paralleling Blade to Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Aligning the Rip Scale Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Installing Control Cut Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Check Alignment of Arm and Blade using Laser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 • Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 - 54 Basic Operation of the Radial Arm Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Types of Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Switch and Switch Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Causes of Kickback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Avoiding Kickback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Cutting Aids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Making a Cross Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Making a Miter Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Making a Bevel Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Making a Compound Cross Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Rip Cut Hazards and Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Setting Up a Rip Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 - 52 Making a Rip Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Making Other Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Cutting Long Workpieces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Non - Through Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 • Laser Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 - 56 • Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 • Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 - 62 • Exploded View and Repair Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 - 85 • Parts Ordering / Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . back page 3 rRI : IFI " $ 1 _ tI _ : INRADIALSAW315 . 220100
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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 pictographs , 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 . IMPORTANT WARNING : Do not attempt to operate this tool A until you have read thoroughly and understand Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge of the completely all instructions , safety rules , etc . system and should be performed only by a qualified contained in this manual , Failure to comply can service technician , For service we suggest you return result in accidents involving fire , electric shock , the tool to you nearest Sears store or repair center for or serious personal injury . Save operator's repair . Always use original factory replacement parts manual and review frequently for continuing safe when servicing . operation , and instructing others who may use If you have questions about terms in the following this tool . rules , refer to the Glossary of Terms for Woodworking or the Features section , READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS • KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL . Read the operator's • MAKE WORKSHOP CHILDPROOF with padlocks manual carefully , Learn the saw's applications and and master switches or by removing switch keys , limitations as well as the specific potential hazards • USE THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB . Do not related to this tool . force the tool or attachment to do a job it was not • DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT . designed for , Use it only the way it was intended , Do not use power tools near gasoline or other • DRESS PROPERLY . Do not wear loose clothing , flammable liquids , in damp or wet locations , or gloves , neckties , rings , bracelets , or other jewelry , expose them to rain , Keep the work area well lit . They can get caught and draw you into moving • KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY . All parts . Nonslip footwear is recommended , Also visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept a wear protective hair covering to contain long hair . safe distance from work area . Do not let visitors • ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WITH SIDE contact the tool or extension cord while operating , SHIELDS . Everyday eyeglasses have only impact - • KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN . Cluttered work resistant lenses ; they are NOT safety glasses . areas and work benches invite accidents . DO NOT • NEVER STAND ON TOOL . Serious injury could leave tools or pieces of wood on the saw while it is occur if the tool is tipped or if the blade is uninten - in operation . Keep floors clean and free of saw - tionally contacted . dust , DO NOT OVERREACH . Keep proper footing and • MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE . Keep tools sharp balance at all times , and clean for better and safer performance , Follow SECURE WORK . Use clamps or a vise to hold instructions for lubricating and changing accesso - • ries , work when practical . It's safer than using your hand and frees both hands to operate the tool , I : RRFI ' $ MnNR " ADIALSAW 315.220100
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• USE THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD . Make • BEFORE MOUNTING , DISCONNECTING OR sure your extension cord is in good condition . Use REMOUNTING THE MOTOR ; unplug the saw and only a cord heavy enough to carry the current your remove the switch key . product will draw , An undersized cord will cause a • WHEN SERVICING , use only identical Sears drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and replacement parts . Use of any other parts may overheating , A wire gage size ( A . W , G , ) of at least create a hazard or damage product , 14 is recommended for an extension cord 25 feet • NEVER USE THIS TOOL IN AN EXPLOSIVE or less in length . If in doubt , use the next heavier ATMOSPHERE . Normal sparking of the motor gage , The smaller the gage number , the heavier could ignite fumes , the cord , • MAKE SURE THE WORK AREA HAS AMPLE • AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING . Be sure switch LIGHTING to see the work and that no obstruc - is off when plugging in the tool , tions will interfere with safe operation BEFORE • REMOVE WRENCHES AND ADJUSTING KEYS . performing any work using this tool . Get in the habit of checking - before turning on the • DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT tool - that hex keys and adjusting wrenches are TURN IT ON AND OFF . Have defective switches removed from tool , replaced by an authorized service center , • CHECK DAMAGED PARTS . Before using the tool • GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK by again , check any damaged parts , including guards , preventing body contact with grounded surfaces for proper operation and performance , Check such as pipes , radiators , ranges , refrigerator alignment of moving parts , binding of moving parts , enclosures . breakage of parts , saw stability , mounting and any other conditions that may affect its operation , A • GROUND ALL TOOLS . See Electrical page . damaged part must be properly repaired or re - • WEAR A DUST MASK to keep from inhaling fine placed by a qualified service technician at a Sears particles . Use wood dust collection systems store or repair center to avoid risk of personal whenever possible . injury , • PROTECT YOUR HEARING . Wear hearing • USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES . Use the right protection during extended periods of operation , blade style for the material and the type of cut , • DO NOT OPERATE THIS TOOL WHILE UNDER Use only blades marked for at least 5,000 rpm and THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS , ALCOHOL , OR 10 in , or smaller , with a 5 / 8 in . arbor hole , ANY MEDICATION . • KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in good working • STAY ALERT AND EXERCISE CONTROL . Watch order , This includes the blade guard , the riving what you are doing and use common sense . Do knife , and the anti - kickback pawls . not operate tool when you are tired , Do not rush , • CHECK DIRECTION OF FEED . When ripping , • AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS AND HAND feed work into a blade or cutter against the direc - POSITIONS where a sudden slip could cause your tion of rotation of the blade or cutter , hand to move into the blade . ALWAYS make sure • NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED . you have good balance . TURN THE POWER OFF . Do not leave the tool • GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK . Kickback can until it comes to a complete stop , occur when the blade stalls , driving the work piece • USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES . Using back toward the operator , It can cause your hand improper accessories may risk injury , Consult the to contact the blade , resulting in serious personal Accessories section for recommended accesso - injury . Stay out of the blade path and turn switch ries , off immediately if blade binds or stalls , • REPLACEMENT PARTS . All repairs , whether • DO NOT USE A PERSON AS A SUBSTITUTE electrical or mechanical , should be made by a FOR A TABLE if additional support is needed , Use qualified service technician at a Sears authorized a support the same height as the table , service center , • USE A SUPPORT FOR THE SIDES AND BACK • DISCONNECT ALL TOOLS . When not in use , OF THE SAW TABLE when sawing wide or long before servicing , or when changing attachments , workpieces to minimize the risk of blade pinching blades , bits , cutters , etc . , all tools should be and kickback . Use a sturdy " outrigger " support to disconnected from the power supply . prevent tipping if a table extension more than 24 in , • DO NOT FORCE THE TOOL . It will do the job long is attached to the saw , better and more safely at the rate for which it was designed . rRFIFTSMR _ NRADIALSAW315 . 220100
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• CUT ONLY WOOD , PLASTIC OR WOOD - LIKE KEEP TOOL DRY , CLEAN , AND FREE FROM MATERIALS . Do not cut metal , OIL AND GREASE . Always use a clean cloth when cleaning . Never use brake fluids , gasoline , • BEFORE MAKING A CUT , be sure all adjustments petroleum - based products , or any solvents to clean are secure . tool , • NEVER cut more than one piece at a time , DO KEEP BLADES CLEAN , SHARP AND WITH NOT STACK more than one workpiece on the saw SUFFICIENT SET . Sharp blades minimize stalling table at a time , and kickback , Keep blades free of rust , grease , • DO NOT REMOVE THE SAW'S BLADE GUARD . and pitch , Never operate the saw with the blade guard BLADE COASTS AFTER BEING TURNED OFF . removed . Make sure all guards are operating • USE ONLY OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORDS . properly before each use . • Use only extension cords with the marking " Ac - • NEVER PERFORM ANY OPERATION FREE - ceptable for use with outdoor appliances ; store HAND . Always place the workpiece to be cut on indoors while not in use , " Use extension cords with the saw table and position it firmly against the an electrical rating not less than the saw's rating , fence as a backstop . Always disconnect the extension cord from the • USE THE RIP FENCE . Always use a fence or outlet before disconnecting the product from the straight edge guide when ripping . extension cord , • BE SURE THE BLADE PATH IS FREE OF • INSPECT TOOL CORDS AND EXTENSION NAILS . Inspect for and remove all nails from CORDS PERIODICALLY and , if damaged , have lumber before cutting , repaired by at your nearest Sears Authorized Repair Center , Stay constantly aware of cord • BE SURE THE BLADE CLEARS THE WORK - location and keep it well away from the moving PIECE . Never start the saw with the blade touching blade . the stock . • DO NOT ABUSE CORD . Never yank the cord to • KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA . disconnect it from receptacle , Keep the cord from Do not reach underneath work or in blade cutting heat , oil , and sharp edges , path with your hands and fingers for any reason , Always turn the power off when cut is complete . • SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . Refer to them frequently and use to instruct other users , If you • USE A PUSHBLOCK OR PUSHSTICK in rip mode loan someone this tool , loan them these instruc - for workpieces so small that your fingers go under tions also , the blade guard , NEVER TOUCH BLADE or other moving parts during use , for any reason , , _ WARNING : Some dust created by power • ALLOW THE MOTOR TO COME UP TO FULL sanding , sawing , grinding , drilling , and other SPEED before starting a cut to avoid blade binding construction activities contains chemicals or stalling . known to cause cancer , birth defects or other reproductive harm . Some examples of these • ALWAYS PUSH THE WORKPIECE when ripping ; chemicals are : never pull it toward the saw , • lead from lead - based paints , • DO NOT FEED THE MATERIAL TOO QUICKLY . • crystalline silica from bricks and cement Do not force the workpiece against the blade . and other masonry products , and • ALWAYS TURN OFF SAW before disconnecting • arsenic and chromium from chemically - it , to avoid accidental starting when reconnecting to treated lumber . the power supply . NEVER leave the saw unat - tended while connected to a power source . Your risk from these exposures varies , depending on how often you do this type of • BEFORE CHANGING THE SETUP , REMOVING work . To reduce your exposure to these COVERS , GUARDS , OR BLADE unplug the saw chemicals : work in a well ventilated area , and and remove the switch key , work with approved safety equipment , such as • AVOID direct eye exposure when using the laser those dust masks that are specially designed to guide . filter out microscopic particles , SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS [ RRI : TSIvlRN " RADIALSAW 315.220100 6
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• BEFORE CUTTING , position and tighten the blade • SECURE THE SAW . Firmly bolt the saw to the leg stand to keep the saw from tipping , walking , or guard and anti - kickback pawls . Test the pawls to make sure they would stop kickback if it started , sliding , Keep the points sharp , • DO NOT SET UP WORK WITH THE BLADE • KEEP THE SAW BLADE PATH CLEAR . Position SPINNING . Keep the saw power off until you are ready to use it . the saw to allow enough room on all sides so neither the operator nor a visitor stands in line with • RIP ONLY WORKPIECES LONGER THAN THE the sawblade , BLADE'S DIAMETER . Never rip a piece of wood that is shorter than the diameter of the blade . • AVOID HEELING by adjusting the saw blade so it exactly parallels the fence during ripping opera - • NEVER LOWER AN UNLOCKED REVOLVING tions , CUTTING TOOL . Always lock the carriage lock knob before lowering the blade . • AVOID GRABBING in rip mode by keeping the saw blade correctly adjusted and by feeding the • SHUT OFF THE POWER TO FREE A JAMMED work from the infeed side ( opposite the anti - GUARD . Press the switch off before putting your kickback pawls ) , hands near the blade , Wait for the blade to stop , then free the guard , • AVOID PINCHING by using a riving knife and sharp saw blade , Keep the work positioned firmly • LOCK THE SAW BEFORE MOVING IT . Secure against the fence , the radial arm with the arm lock knob , Secure the carriage with the carriage lock knob , • USE IN - RIP WHENEVER POSSIBLE by position - ing the work so the blade is between ( inside ) the • POSITION THE WORKPIECE WITH THE FIN - column and the motor , ISHED SIDE DOWN . If the anti - kickback pawls • NEVER ADJUST GUARD , PAWLS , OR BLADE catch the wood to stop kickback , they could mar WITHOUT DISCONNECTING THE POWER . the top surface or cause splintering , Always turn off the switch and unplug the cord • POSITION THE WORKPIECE SO NO ONE MUST before freeing a jammed blade , tightening a loose STAND IN LINE WITH THE BLADE . If kickback or blade , or repositioning the guard or pawls , climb occurs , a helper , operator , or observer in the sawblade path could be seriously injured , • DO NOT turn the motor switch on and off rapidly , This can loosen the sawblade . • POSITION THE CUT SO THE WASTE PART • NEVER CUT MORE THAN ONE PIECE OF FALLS OFF . Never use a length stop on the free WOOD AT A TIME . The feed will be uneven and end of the workpiece , Never apply force to the free end or hold it while the sawblade is rotating , could cause the blade to pick up one or more pieces and cause serious injury , • IN A RIP CUT , holding the cut - off edge behind the • TURN OFF SAW IF A STRANGE NOISE OR blade can cause the cut edges to pinch , risking kickback , It could cause the blade to climb over the HEAVY VIBRATION OCCURS . Immediately turn off the saw , locate the source , and correct the front edge of the wood and contact your hand , problem before using the saw further , • BEFORE STARTING EACH CUT , check that no • POSITION THE CUT SO THE BLADE WILL NOT play exists in the carriage , Be sure the arm , yoke EXTEND BEYOND THE EDGE OF THE TABLE . and bevel locks and clamps are tight , Verify the blade , all handles , blade washers , and blade nuts KEEP THE GUARDS IN PLACE AND THE WORK are secure , SURFACE CLEAR DURING A CUT . Small objects or wood slivers can ricochet from the blade into the • BEFORE MAKING A CUT , test the upper and fence and back toward the operator , If the blade lower blade guards for free movement up and down , Position the nose of the guard to just clear loosens slivers , remove them with a stick , not your hand , the workpiece , IN A RIP CUT , DO NOT LET GO OF THE WORK - • AVOID KICKBACK AND POSSIBLE INJURY by PIECE UNTIL THE CUT IS COMPLETE . When the preventing heeling , grabbing , and pinching . workpiece is fed into the blade , push the workpiece all the way past the blade , 7 rRFIFTSMR _ NRADIALSAW315 . 220100
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EXTENSION CORDS GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS Use only 3 - wire extension cords that have 3 - prong In the event of a malfunction or breakdown , grounding grounding plugs and 3 - pole receptacles that accept provides a path of least resistance for electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock , This tool is the tool's plug , When using a power tool at a consid - erable distance from the power source , use an equipped with an electric cord having an equipment - extension cord heavy enough to carry the current that grounding conductor and a grounding plug , The plug the tool will draw , An undersized extension cord will must be plugged into a matching outlet that is properly cause a drop in line voltage , resulting in a loss of installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances , power and causing the motor to overheat , Use the chart provided below to determine the minimum wire Do not modify the plug provided , If it will not fit the size required in an extension cord . Only round jack - outlet , have the proper outlet installed by a qualified eted cords listed by Underwriter's Laboratories ( UL ) electrician . Improper connection of the equipment - should be used , grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric Length of Extension Cord Wire Size ( A . W . G . ) shock , The conductor with insulation having an outer surface that is green with or without yellow stripes is Up to 25 feet 14 the equipment - grounding conductor , If repair or 26 - 100 feet 12 replacement of the electric cord or plug is necessary , When working with the tool outdoors , use an exten - do not connect the equipment - grounding conductor to sion cord that is designed for outside use . This is a live terminal , indicated by the letters WA on the cord's jacket , Check with a qualified electrician or service personnel Before using an extension cord , inspect it for loose or if the grounding instructions are not completely exposed wires and cut or worn insulation . understood , or if in doubt as to whether the tool is properly grounded , , _ , CAUTION : Keep the cord away from the cutting Repair or replace a damaged or worn cord immedi - area and position the cord so that it will not be ately , caught on lumber , tools , or other objects during This tool is intended for use on a circuit that has an cutting operations . outlet like the one shown in Figure 1 , It also has a grounding pin like the one shown , ELECTRICAL CONNECTION Your Sears Craftsman Radial Arm Saw is powered by a precision built electric motor , It should be connected to a power supply that is 120 volts , 60 Hz , AC only ( normal household current ) . It should be connected to a 240 volt power supply only if it has been reset according to the instructions in this manual . The motor has been set at the factory for 120 volts ; if it is reconnected to operate at 240 volts , the main power cord plug and any receptacle must be replaced with devices rated for 240 volts , This tool will not operate on direct current ( DC ) , A substantial voltage drop will cause a loss of power and the motor will overheat . If the saw does not operate when plugged into an outlet , GROUNDING double check the power supply . PIN SPEED AND WIRING COVEROF GROUNDED OUTLETBOX The no - load speed of your saw is approximately 3,450 Fig . 1 rpm . This speed is not constant , For voltage , the wiring in a shop is as important as the motor's horse - power rating , A line intended only for lights cannot properly carry a power tool motor , Wire that is heavy enough for a short distance will be too light for a greater distance . A line that can support one power tool may not be able to support two or three tools . [ RAFTSMA _ NRADIALSAW 315.220100 8
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LIFT MOTORCOVERTO EXPOSESWITCH CHANGING VOLTAGE See Figures 2 - 4 . Your radial saw has been set up at the factory to operate efficiently on a 120V AC single voltage circuit , However , if heavy duty operation is required , the circuits are overloaded , or the circuit is low voltage , have a qualified electrician change the voltage on the main power system to a 240V AC voltage circuit , , _ WARNING : The control cut device is set up yfor a 120V AC single voltage circuit . Do not modif the control cut cord . Identify the control cut cord and tie it back out of the way . • Correctly identify the control cut cord , unplug it , and set it aside . • Unplug the main power cord , • Remove the blade following the procedure in the SLIDEASSHOWNFORSINGLEVOLTAGECIRCUITS Assembly section , SWITCHSHOWNIN110 - 120VOLTPOSITION • Remove the pan head screw above the blade Fig . 3 arbor on the motor cover , Lift motor cover to LIFTMOTORCOVERTO EXPOSESWITCH expose switch . See Figure 2 , • Use a small screwdriver to slide the dual voltage switch to the 240V position , See Figures 3 and 4 , • Reinstall motor cover . • Replace the 120V plug on the main cord with a UL listed 240V , 15 amp , 3 - prong plug , • Follow the instructions provided with the UL listed plug , • Plug the cord into a 240V , 15 amp , 3 - blade recep - tacle . Make sure the receptacle is connected to a 240V AC power supply through a 240V branch circuit that has a 15 amp fuse or circuit breaker . Note : No adapter is available for this type of plug or receptacle . MOTORCOVER PANHEADSCREW SLIDEAS SHOWNFORDUALVOLTAGECIRCUITS SWITCHSHOWNIN 220 - 240VOLT POSITION Fig . 4 / BLADEARBOR _ Fig . 2 rRFIFTSMR _ NRADIALSAW315 . 220100
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Blade Arbor 5 / 8 in . 16in . Cutting Capacity - Maximum In - Rip Blade Diameter lOin . 3 in . Depth of Cut at 90 ° 0o _ 90 ° 2.25 in . Depth of Cut at 45 ° Blade Bevel Angle Table Size 40x27x 1 in . Radial Arm Swing Range 45 ° minimum left - 90 ° right 5.35 in . 36 in . Blade Height Adjust Table Height 17.25 in . Rating 13.0 / 6.5 Amperes Carriage Travel 15.50 in . Input Cutting Capacity - Maximum Cross Cut 120V / 240V 60 Hz - AC only 26 in . No Load Speed 3,450 RPM Cutting Capacity - Maximum Out - Rip Bevel Cut Infeed The side of the blade where the blade teeth point up , A cut made across a workpiece with the blade at any opposite the anti - kickback pawls . angle other than 90 ° to the table surface . Chamfer In - Rip A cut removing a wedge from a block so the end ( or A type of rip cut in which the blade is between the column and the motor . part of it ) is angled rather than at 90 degrees . Climb Kerf A hazard in which the blade " climbs " over and out of The space left by the removal of material in a cut or the workpiece , pulling the stock out of the operator's the slot produced by the blade in a non - through cut . hands or running across the workpiece . Kickback A hazard that can occur when blade binds or stalls , Compound Cut A cross cut with both a miter angle and a bevel angle . throwing workpiece back toward operator . Cross Cut Leading End A cutting operation with the blade parallel to the The end of the workpiece pushed into the cutting tool first . carriage arm and the blade teeth pointing down , It can be across or with the grain , normally across the grain Miter Cut or width of the workpiece , A vertical cut made at any angle other than 0 ° across Dado Cut the workpiece . A non - through cut that leaves a square notch or Molding trough ; requires a special blade , A shaping cut that gives a varied shape to the Featherboard workpiece and requires a special blade . A device to help guide workpieces during rip cuts . Out - Rip Fence A type of rip cut in which the motor is between the blade and the column . ( The blade is " outside " the A piece of wood used as a edge guide for the workpiece , Located perpendicular to the carriage arm , motor . ) Can be placed at different distances from the rear Pushstick table edge in combination with the other table pieces A device used to feed the workpiece through the saw and is secured with table clamps . blade during cutting operations . It helps keep the Freehand operator's hands well away from the blade . Dangerous practice of making a cut without using a Rabbet fence , A type of cut that gives a notch in the edge of a Gum workpiece . A sticky , sap - based residue from wood products , Resaw Heel A cutting operation to reduce the thickness of the Alignment of the blade to the fence , workpiece to make thinner pieces . [ RAFTSMA _ NRADIALSAW315 . 220100 10
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Check all loose parts from the box with the list below , Use the instructions on the following pages to assemble . All fasteners are shown actual size , 1 , Saw Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 SAW ASSEMBLYSHOWNAS PACKED Fig , 5 Blade Wrench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 , Elevating Handwheel 3 , A , Handwheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 B . Screw ( 10 - 24 x 5 / 8 in . Soc , Hd , ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 C . Star Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hex Key A , 3 / 16 in , Hex Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 B . 1 / 4 in , Hex Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fig , 6A rRnFT . _ MnN RADIALSAW315 . 220100 12
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Check aH bose parts from the box with the Hst bebw . Use the instructions on the following pages to assembb . AH fasteners are shown actual size . 9 . Fence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Saw Base to Leg Stand AssemMy A . Saw AssemMy ( not shown ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 B , Leg Stand AssemMy ( not shown ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 C , Hex BoUt ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 in , Hex Head ) . . . . . . . . . . . 4 D , Washer ( 5 / 16 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 E . Lock Washer ( 5 / 16 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 F . Hex Nut ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 ( D @ @ D E F . Hardware for Front TaMe A . Front TaMe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 B . Screw ( 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 C . Washer ( 1 / 4 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A D . Lock Washer ( 1 / 4 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 E . Hex Nut ( 1 / 4 - 20 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 C D E 11 . Scab Indicator A . Screw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 B . Speed Nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 C . hdicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 D . Switch Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 A C D b Fig . 6B 13 CRnFT $ MRN ' RADIAL SAW315 . 220100
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Check aH Uooseparts from the box with the Hst beUow . Use the instructions on the following pages to assemMe . AH fasteners are shown actuaUsize , 12 . TaMe Support 15 . Leg Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 A . TaMe Support Rails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 A . Leg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 B . Square Head BoUt ( 5 / 18 - 18 x 3 / 4 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 B . Long Bottom Brace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 C . Long Top Brace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 C . Fiat Washer ( 5 / 18 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 D . Short Bottom Brace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 D . Lock Washer ( 5 / 16 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 E . Short Top Brace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 E . Hex Nut ( 5 / 18 - 18 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 F . Foot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 G . Screw ( 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 H . Star Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 [ . Hex Nut ( 1 / 4 - 20 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 J . Hex Nut ( 3 / 8 - 16 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 o o A o © B C D E o o o ° 1 0 E i D B C 14 . Operator's ManuaU ( not shown ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 G Fig . 6C CRnFTSMRN _ RADIAL SAW315 . 220100 14
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The following tools are needed for assembly and alignment . They are not included with this saw . LEVEL HEXKEYS : MEDIUMFLATBLADE SCREWDRIVER 5 / 32in . AND 1 / 8in , PHILLIPSSCREWDRIVER PENCIL SMALL HAMMER PUERS CHANNELLOCK PLIERS FRAMINGSQUARE 15
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Carriage Lock ] CONTRO _ UT D C _ R3W10 _ Einch Radial Arm Saw " _ A WARNING / ADVERTENCIA 00RPM 120 / 240VOLTS13 / 6.5 Amp60Hz AC0NLY I NSERVICING , USE ONLYIDENTICALCRAFTSMAN | LACEMENTPARTS . ! For your own safety , Read and understand I MODEL 315.220100 BER . NO . _ 1 owner's manual before operating saw . I MADIENTAIWAN / _ _ _ I • This tool has more than one connection to the SEARS , ROEBUCKAND CO . L - - _ 43F1 _ . Customer He / p _ 1 - 800 - 932 - 3188J power source . • To reduce the risk of electrical shock or injury , disconnect all power connections • When servicing , use only identical replacement parts . • Para su seguridad , lea y entienda el manual del propietario antes de operar la sierra . CRRFTSHRH i P R O IOHAL i _ , WARNING / ADVERTENCIA sawfromthisdirection . 6e Rotatio / ) O • Fory0ursafety , don0tteedrip qmaterialintol • Parns , seg , ridadn , ointrodnzcenl materia , e I Rip Feed Direction > vayaa cortnrenla sierradesdeestesdirecci6n . CRRFTSHRWRADIALSAW315 . 220100 16
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Control C Speed Adjustment / On I Off O ADVERTENCIA , _ WARNING G J ° _ oryoursafetyr , eadownerms anualbeforeoperating f • Wearsafetygoggles . jf • Donotperformfreehandcuts . J • Returncarriagetofull rearpositionaftereachcrosscut . J ° Seeinstructionosnhowtoreducetheriskofkickback . j " • Whenrippingu , sepushstickwhenbladeis set2 inchesormorefrom j " fence . J • Whenrippingu , sepushhlocakndauxiliaryfencewhenbladeissetbetween f 1 / 2and2 inchesfromfence . Donotmakeripcutsnarrowetrhan1 / 2inch , _ ' • Keephandsoutof pathof blade , Io Donotreacharoundsawblade . Io Turnpoweroffandwaitfor bladeto stopbeforemovingworkpieceor I changingsettings . I'Unplug sawbeforechangingthebladeorservicing . _ . Parasuseguridadle , ayentiendeal manuadlelpropietariaontesdeoperalrasierra . , A WARNING I ADVERTENCIA • Read and understand owners manual \ before operating saw . • For your safety , do not use accessories without proper guarding . LOCKED • Provide proper workpiece support • Position cutting tool behind the fence . • With power off and switch key removed , turn cutting tool by hand to UNLOCKED make sure it does not strike guard , fence or any other saw parts . • Para su seguridad , lea y entienda el PIVOT _ III I _ manual del propietario antes de operar la sierra . Fig , 8B rRRFTSMR + NRADIALSAW315 . 220100 17
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KNOW YOUR RADIAL SAW Control functions include 1 ) column height [ elevating handwheel ] , 2 - arm angle [ arm lock knob ] , 3 - yoke See Figure 9A . movement on arm [ * carriage lock knob ] 4 - yoke OVERVIEW - The main operating components include rotation [ * yoke pivot latch and * yoke lock handle ] and , the column , the arm , and the yoke assembly ( yoke , 5 ) blade bevel [ * bevel index lever and * bevel lock motor , and blade ) , and their operation is summarized knob ] . in the paragraph below . Safety features and control Safety features include the control cut device , the functions are given also . Spending a few minutes removable switch key , and the blade guard assembly . reviewing the illustrations and features list below and Never operate the saw without ensuring these safety on the following pages to locate these items will make features are in place and functioning correctly . assembly easier . On a radial saw , " cross cut " means a cut parallel to METHOD OF OPERATION oThe cotumn at the back the arm , and a " rip cut " is perpendicular to the arm . of the saw supports the radial arm . The arm can be There are several ways to make cuts , depending on raised or lowered to change the blade height or the size and material of the workpiece and the end swiveled left and right for a miter cut . A yoke fits into result desired . a carriage on the arm , which can travel back and forward . The yoke supports the yoke assembly Before attempting to use your saw , familiarize yourself ( motor , blade , and blade guard ) and can be pivoted with all operating features and safety requirements of so the blade faces right , front , or left . The motor can your Sears Craftsman Radial Arm Saw . be rotated to change the blade angle . * Shown on following pages CONTROL YOKE CUT HOUSING ARM LOCKKNOB CARRIAGE ANDCOVER SWITCHAND COLUMN BLADEANB BLADE ELEVATING HANDWHEEL Fig . 9A CPn , FI'SMAN _ RADIAL SAW315 . 220100 18
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BEVEL LOCK LEVER - Sets and locks blade angle , it FEATURES LiST is located below the handle . See Figure 9B . See Figures 9A - 9D . BLADE - For maximum performance , use the Crafts - ADJUSTABLE TABLES - A narrow spacer table and man 40 - tooth , 10 in . carbide - tipped blade provided wider rear table that can be repositioned or even with your saw . It is a high - quality combination blade replaced with different tables . See Figure 9C . suitable for ripping and crosscut operations . Blades ANTI - KICKBACK PAWLS - Toothed pawls that snag recommended for other operations are listed in the the work in case of kickback during rip cuts . ( When Accessory section of this manual . The blade is the blade is parallel to the arm , the pawls are in front powered by the main motor and turned off by the of the blade . ) Keep the pawls in place to reduce risk switch . See Figure 9D . of injury . See Figure 9D . ARM - The assembly extending from the column , WARNmNG : Use only blades rated for at least which supports the yoke , the motor , and the blade . 5,000 rpm and recommended for use on this See Figure 9A . saw . Check with your nearest Sears retail store . ARM LOCK KNOB - Controls arm angle . Use to set BLADE GUARD ASSEMBLY - Protective unit over the arm to the positive stops at 0 ° , 45 ° left , and 45 ° right and to lock the arm in place . Located on top of the blade , with a riving knife , anti - kickback pawls , an arm at front . See Figures 9A and 9B . upper blade guard , a lower outer blade guard , and a lower inner blade guard . Always keep each item in BEVEL INDEX KNOB - Controls the blade angle place unless specifically instructed to move it . See between positive stops at 0 ° , 45 ° , and 90 ° . Located Figures 9A and 9D . behind the handle . See Figure 9B . BLADE GUARD CLAMP SCREW - Secures the BEVEL INDEX SCALE - Shows the blade angle for blade guard to the motor . Located between the blade bevel cuts and is located behind the handle . See and the motor . See Figure 9D . Figure 9B . MITERSCALE YOKEPIVOTLATCH ARM LOCK KNOB RIP SCALE { S ) YOKE COLUMNTUBE BEVEL YOKE INDEXKNOB LOCKHANDLE i BEVEL COLUMNSUPPORT INDEXSCALE o \ ° o BEVEL < > _ _ : _ _ V ER MOTOR 19
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DUAL VOLTAGE - If needed , your main power CARRIAGE - Slides along track under arm and source may be rewired by a qualified electrician to supports yoke . Contained in two carriage covers , one provide a 240V AC circuit . See the Electrica ! section . on each side of the arm . See Figure 9C . CARRIAGE LOCK KNOB - Controls whether the DUST GUIDE - Directs sawdust , created from the cut being made , in the direction you set . Located at the carriage is locked or can travel . Located on the left rear of the upper blade guard . See F ( gure 9D . side of the arm on the carriage cover . See Figure 9C . ELEVATING HANDWHEEL - The handwheel below COLUMN - Upright housing at the back of the saw , the worktable ( in front ) that changes the height of the consisting of a column support and a column tube . The column tube can be raised or lowered with the arm and the blade . See Figure 9C . elevating handwheel at the front of the saw . See FENCE - Removable guide for work , which extends Figures 9A and 9B . across width of table . See Figure 9C . CONTROL CUT DEVICE - Limits carriage speed to FRONT TABLE - Fixed portion of the worktable that prevent climb , using a cable from the carriage to the supports the work . See Figure 9C . column . Has a separate motor on left side , which is HANDLE - Used to pull the yoke assembly . Mounted activated by the switch trigger in the handle . The on the yoke to the right of the blade . See Figure 9C . cable returns the carriage to the column when the HOLD DOWN - A metal guard to control workpiece motor is not activated . Speed is adjusted with a climb during rip cuts . When blade parallels arm , hold thumbwheel on the handle . It runs on a separate down is over the back of the blade . See Figure 9D . 120V AC single voltage circuit . See Figure 9C . HOLD DOWN KNOB - Controls placement of the hold down and locks it in place . See Figure 9D . WARNING : When connecting only one of the cords , squeeze the switch trigger in the handle . If MITER SCALE - Shows the miter angle setting of the the main motor cord alone is connected , the arm . See Figure 9B . switch trigger in the handle will not operate the control cut device . The carriage cannot be advanced without power to the control cut device . TRACK CARRIAGE CARRIAGE LOCK KNOB ANDCOVER CONTROL CUT MOTOR SWITCH AND KEY CONTROL CUTCABLE CONTROLCUT THUMBWNEEL REAR FRONTTABLE TABLE HANDLE SPACER TABLE ELEVATING FEN _ NANDWNEEL Fig . 9C CPn , FI'SMAN _ RADIAL SAW315 . 220100 20
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MOTOR ( 13.0 / 6.5 AMP ) - Powers the blade and is SWITCH TRIGGER - Used to power the control cut controlled by the switch and key at the front of the device to allow yoke assembly to be pulled forward . arm . The powerful induction motor has a capacitor Mounted in the handle . See Figure 9D . start , it is mounted in the yoke and rotated with the SWITCH WITH KEY - Powers the blade motor . bevel index knob and bevel lock lever . See Figure 9B . Placed on the front of the arm for easy access . To RIP SCALES - Show the distance from the fence to lock the switch once it has been pressed to OFF , the blade . ( In - rip scales are on the right side of the remove the yellow key . Place the key in a location that arm , and out - rip scales are on the left side . ) Upper is inaccessible to children and others not qualified to scales show the distance with the fence beside the use the tool . See Figures 9A and 9C . front table . Lower scales show the distance with the YOKE - Supports the blade and motor . Can be fence in farthest back position . See Figure 9B . pivoted to index the blade between rip and cross cuts . RIVING KNIFE OR SPREADER - Located directly in Located between the carriage and the motor . See front of the blade and beside the anti - kickback pawls , Figure 9B . the riving knife keeps cut edges from binding during YOKE PIVOT LATCH - Indexes the yoke ( after it is rip cuts . See Figure 9D . released ) to position the blade to face right ( out - rip RIVING KNIFE BRACKET - Allows adjustment of the cut ) , front ( cross cut ) , or left ( in - rip cut ) . Located on riving knife . Located midway along the riving knife . the right carriage cover . See Figure 9B . See Figure 9D . YOKE LOCK HANDLE - Releases the yoke to allow RIVING KNIFE KNOB - Adjusts the riving knife and indexing for rip cut or cross cut . Located below the locks both the pawls and the riving knife in place . yoke , on the right . See Figure 9B . Located toward the top and front of the blade guard . See Figure 9D . BLADE GUARD CLAMPSCREW DUSTGUIDE HOLDDOWN SWITCH TRIGGER HOLD DOWN KNOB RIVING KNIFEKNOB RIVINGKNIFE UPPER BLADE GUARD RIVING KNIFE BRACKET LOWER 0 BLADEGUARD BLADE 21
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Assembly is best done in the area where the saw will [ ] Place a 3 / 8 - 16 hex nut on each leveling foot and be used . When you remove the saw and hardware insert leveling feet into the bottom of the legs . Cap from the packing materials , carefully check the items with remaining 3 / 8 - 16 hex nuts but only finger with the Loose Parts list . If you are unsure about the tighten . See Figure fOA . description of any part , refer to their illustrations . For [ ] Place a short upper brace inside two of the legs your convenience , all fasteners have been drawn ( wide end of legs up ) and align the three holes in actual size . If any parts are missing , delay assembling the brace with the holes in the legs . until you have obtained the missing part ( s ) . [ ] Insert the screws . Add the star washers and 1 / 4 - 20 Your radial arm saw is capable of a wide variety of hex nuts . Finger tighten . operations , and thus requires a number of initial setup [ ] Install a short lower brace on the legs . adjustments . However , once the saw is set up , you See Figure fOA . can check your saw in about ten minutes and correct [ ] Repeat for the other end assembly . any misalignment with the procedures in the Adjust - ment section . [ ] Connect the leg sets with a long upper brace . Add the hardware and finger tighten . Repeat for the other side brace , then install the long lower braces . CAUTION : Perform all the procedures in bothre the Assembly and Adjustments sections befo See Figure fOB . using the saw . Run a check on your saw [ ] Tighten all screws , washers , and nuts with a 7 / 16 frequently , referring to the Adjustments section . in . wrench and as needed a # 2 phillips screwdriver . Failure to perform the adjustments in the initial [ ] Move the leg stand to the desired location . Using a set up or on a frequent basis can result in poor level , adjust the leveling feet by raising or lowering performance or machine damage . the bolts with a 9 / 16 in . wrench . [ ] When the leg stand is level , securely tighten all four ASSEMBUNG LEG STAND nuts with the wrench . See Figures IOA - 10C . [ ] Your leg stand is now completely assembled and [ ] Take the following hardware from the hardware ready for use . See Figure 10C . bags in the leg stand carton : 40 truss head screws ( 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 in . ) 40 star washers ( 114 in . ) 40 hex nuts ( 1 / 4 - 20 ) UPPERBRACE [ ] Take the following hardware from the remaining hardware bags in the leg stand carton : \ ' / \ \ 4 leveling feet \ / / / 8 large hex nuts ( 3 / 8 - 16 ) ' \ \ [ ] Obtain four legs and eight braces from the leg stand carton . See the Loose Parts section . SHORT BRACE LONG SHORT LOWERBRACE LOWERBRACE Fig . 10B _ TAR WASHER TRUSS HEADSCREW HEXNUT ( lb - 20 ) HEXNUT ( 3 / 8 - 16 ) LEVELINGFOOT Fig . 10A Fig . 10C 22 CRRFT _ MRNRADIALSAW3t5 . 220100
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ATTACHUNG ELEVATING HANDWHEEL MOUNTING SAW TO LEG STAND See Figure 12 . See Figure ! 1 . _ WARNING : Firmly bolt the saw to the leg stand WARNING : Be sure the main power cord iofon to keep the saw from tipping , walking , or sliding . your saw is unplugged . Ignoring this precaut could result in serious injury . Do not perform the [ ] Locate the following hardware from a small hard - following steps unless the saw is unplugged . ware bag : The elevating handwheel adjusts the height of the 4 hex bolts ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 in . ) radial arm and the blade . 4 Iockwashers ( 5t16 in . ) 8 flat washers ( 11 / 32 in . ) [ ] Take the handwheel , star washer , and screw 4 hex nuts ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) ( 10 - 24 x 5 / 8 in . Soc . Hd . ) from the hardware bag . [ ] Place the saw on top of the leg stand so the holes [ ] Place the handwheel on the end of the elevating in the saw base line up with the holes on top of the shaft , which extends from the front of the saw base . leg stand braces . [ ] Place the star washer on the screw and thread [ ] Put a washer on a screw , and put the screw and screw into the end of the shaft . washer into the hole in the saw base . Cap with [ ] Securely tighten the screw with a 5 / 32 in . hex key . another washer , then a lockwasher and a hex nut . [ ] Raise or lower the arm by turning the handwheel . Hand tighten the set . [ ] Install the other three sets and securely tighten aft four sets with a 1 / 2 in . wrench . ELEVATING SHAFT HANDWHEEL SAW BASE SCREW LEG STAND STARWASHER ! SAWBASE HEXBOLT SHER } HER NUT Fig . 11 LEGSTAND 23
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FORCLARITY , CARRIAGECOVERSANDCARRIAGELOCK INSTALUNG THE YOKE ASSEMBLY KNOBARE NOTSHOWNINILLUSTRATION See Figures 13A - 13C . The yoke rides in the carriage below the arm and ARMLOCK KNOB supports the motor , the blade guard , and the blade . Install the yoke assembly from the front of the arm . BEARINGS ( 4 ) [ ] Remove the carriage stop screw and lockwasher from below the front of the arm with a 1 / 4 in . hex key . See Figure 13A . CARRIAGE ARMVIEWEDFROMBELOW YOKE LOCKWASHER _ _ CARRIAGE STOPSCREW 1 / 4in . HEXKEY Fig . 13A [ ] Remove the arm cap screws and arm cap from the front of the arm with a phillips screwdriver . See CARRIAGE ARM Figure 13B . LOCKKNOB ARM LOCKKNOB ARMcAP ' I i ! CARRIAGECOVER Fig . 13C Fig . 13B Reinstall the carriage stop screw , the Iockwasher , [ ] Remove and discard the two motor setscrews in arm cap , and arm cap screws . Tighten all screws the bottom of the motor . They are for shipping securely . purposes only . [ ] Using the elevating handwheel , raise the arm 3 _ WARMNG : Once the yoke assembly is on thecap inches and remove the packing material . carriage track , reinstall the arm cap , the arm [ ] Lock the arm with the arm lock knob , located on top screws , the carriage stop screw , and the of the front of the arm , so the arm doesn't swing lockwasher . Do not risk serious injury or damage while you are mounting the yoke assembly . to the saw by failing to replace these parts . [ ] Pick up the yoke assembly and carefully slip it onto [ ] Tighten the carriage lock knob , on the carriage the carriage track below the arm . Keep it parallel cover on the left of the arm , to lock the yoke with the arm so bearings slide in smoothly . See assembly in place . F _ gure ! 3C . CRRF [ _ MRN RADIALSAW 315.220100 24
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REMOVING THE BLADE ATTACHING TABLE SUPPORTS See Figure 14 . See Figure 15 . Remove the blade and blade guard assembly during The table supports are a base for the three wooden table sections and fence . setup for safety and better access . The blade guard includes an upper blade guard , an outer lower guard , [ ] Locate the two table supports and the following and an inner lower guard . The lower inner guard hardware : consists of two overlapping slotted metal strips . The 4 square head bolts ( 5t16 - 18 x 3 / 4 in . ) strips are held together with a retaining screw and a 4 Iockwashers ( 5 / 16 in . ) nut . Locate these items before beginning the proce - 4 hex nuts ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) dure . 4 fiat washers ( 5 / 16 in . ) [ ] Attach the supports to the side of the saw base . , _ WARNING : To prevent accidental contact with There are holes in both sides of each support . The the blade that could result in injury , remove the long side of each support ( with the slotted holes ) blade and blade guard before making setups fits against the saw base . involving the blade arbor and work stand . Use the blade wrenches provided with your saw . [ ] Use two square head bolts per support , inserted from within the saw base outward . [ ] Remove the retaining screw and nut at the bottom [ ] Place a flat washer , a lock washer , and a hex nut of the lower inner blade guard . on the end of each screw . [ ] Loosen the guard clamp screw , a long thumbscrew [ ] Position table supports so that bolts are approxi - between the blade guard and the motor . mately centered in slotted holes . [ ] Rotate and lift the guard assembly up and over the [ ] Finger tighten or snug with a 1 / 2 in . wrench only at blade , then remove it . this time . Final adjustments will be made later in [ ] Hold the blade arbor ( motor shaft ) with one of the Leveling The Table Supports section . two blade wrenches provided . Put the other blade wrench on the blade nut and turn it clockwise TABLE FLAT ( down ) , since the blade arbor has left hand threads . SQUARE SUPPORT WASHER BEAD BOLT [ ] Remove the blade nut , outer blade washer , saw blade , and inner blade washer . Set these items aside until all the tables have been installed and the front table is level . BLADEGUARD THUMBSCREW RETAINING SCREWAND NUT TO LOOSEN BLADE NUT TABLE : , , , _ TI INNERBLADE SUPPORT WASHER GHTEN TO } t BLABE ¢ , WRENCH ( 2 ) & ARBOR Fig . 14 25
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ARMCAP MOTOR SETTING THE ARM LOCK KNOB See Figure 16 . it may be possible to move the arm when locked , if the arm lock knob is too loose . If the arm does not YOKELOCK move freely when unlocked , the arm lock knob may HANDLE be too tight . Use this procedure to check and set the arm lock knob by turning the arm lock wheel ( under the carriage arm ) . [ ] To release the arm lock knob , located on top of the arm at the front , pull the arm lock knob forward until the spring is compressed . [ ] While holding the arm lock knob forward , swing the arm 30 ° to the left or the right , referring to the miter YOKE scale on top of the column . ASSEMBLY Fig . 17A [ ] Lock the arm in place by pushing the arm lock knob Lock the yoke lock handle . Grasp the motor with back until it pops in the locked position . both hands and apply reasonable pressure to see if [ ] Apply a reasonable amount of pressure on the arm . it slips . If it moves , reset the yoke lock handle as The arm can be forced but if it moves easily , it follows . needs adjustment . Remove the arm cap screws and arm cap at the [ ] Locate the arm lock wheel . front of the arm with a phillips screwdriver . See [ ] Release the arm lock knob and turn the lock wheel Figure 13B . clockwise to tighten or counterclockwise to loosen . Remove the carriage stop screw and Iockwasher [ ] Repeat above steps until the arm movement is with a 1 / 4 in . hex key . Carefully slide the yoke minimized when locked . assembly forward and off the carriage . [ ] Place the yoke assembly in a spot where it will be ARM LOCKKNOB ARM secure as you work on the top of the yoke . [ ] Release the yoke lock handle . Tighten the center nut with a 15 / 16 in . wrench until the lock handle is centered between the two legs of the yoke . [ ] Carefully replace the yoke assembly on the car - riage arm track . Slide it back about halfway . [ ] Replace the carriage stop screw and Iockw'asher followed by the arm cap and arm cap screws . [ ] Lock and test the yoke again . If it can be moved repeat the procedure until it is secure . TURNCLOCKWISE STOPSCREW ARM TO TIGHTEN LOCKWHEEL Fig . 16 _ CENTER NUT SETTING THE YOKE CLAMP See Figures 17A - 17B . YOKELOCK HANDLE The yoke clamp keeps the yoke from rotating on the carriage when you want the saw blade to be station - ary . Use this procedure to check and set the yoke clamp . [ ] Release the yoke lock handle ( below the arm on the right side ) so the motor can be rotated . [ ] Swivel the motor slightly . It should be at an angle in between one of the preset positive stop angles . YOKE LEG Fig . 17B CRRF _ ' , _ MRNRADIALSAW 315.220100 26
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SETTING THE BEVEL LOCK LEVER See Figures 18A - 18C . The bevel lock lever locks the blade at desired angles other than the preset positive stop angles . The bevel lock lever is preset at the factory but may need readjustment after shipping or extended use . Check for overtightness or looseness and make any neces - sary adjustments as follows : The bevel lock lever is located on the front of the yoke assembly , near the bottom . It is attached to a clamp bolt that controls the amount of tightness . CLAMPBOLT m [ ] Pull the bevel lock lever forward to unlock it . Use the bevel index knob ( just under the handle ) to rotate the motor approximately 30 ° . Lock the bevel lock lever . [ ] if the bevel lock lever is difficult to lock , the clamp bolt needs to be loosened . If the motor can be forced out of position , the clamp bolt needs to be I BEVEL tightened . 1 / 8 in . BEXKEY . / _ LOCKLEVER [ ] Remove the socket screw ( under the bevel lock lever ) and star washer with a 1 / 8 in . hex key . Fig . 18B [ ] Use the bevel lock handle as a wrench to tighten or loosen the clamp bolt . The clamp bolt has a right - handed thread . Tighten it left to right . [ ] When the bolt is correctly set , remove the bevel lock lever from the clamp bolt and place it roughly parallel to the yoke assembly . [ ] Replace the socket screw and star washer . Re - check the tightness of the bevel lock lever . Repeat the steps above until the motor is secure when locked , and the bevel lock lever fits squarely against the yoke assembly . / BEVELLOCK LEVERiN CORRECTLOCKEDPOSITION Fig . 18C BEVEL BEVEL INDEXKNOB MOTOR Fig . 18A LOCK LEVER 27 t : RRFTSMnN RADIALSAW 315.220100
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TiGHTENiNG THE ARM AND COLUMN ADJUSTING THE COLUMN TUBE See Figure 19 . See fLgures 20A - 20D . There should be no play , vertical or horizontal , in the The purpose of this procedure is to check whether the inner coJumn tube is snug in the housing and to arm relative to the column . If you can move the arm remove any looseness . Looseness could result in a up , down or sideways when the arm lock is unlocked , use the following steps to tighten the arm . poor cut or difficulty in elevating the carriage . The coJumn tube is the upper portion of the column and Note : The arm should pivot only when the arm lock extends from the column support . knob is unlocked and pulled forward to compress the Note : It is critical to remove alJ looseness with this spring . procedure . If this procedure is not done correctly , [ ] Using a phiiJips screwdriver , remove the rear cover folJowing adjustments will be wrong and could result in screws ( 2 ) and rear cover from the back of the arm . machine damage . This uncovers the bolts on the column . This procedure checks both the elevating action and [ ] Tighten the top two bolts evenly until the arm is firm and there is no vertical or horizontal movement . the rotating action . If a check does not show loose - ness , do not perform the adjustment . [ ] Also check the two bottom hex nuts . It is not [ ] if the arm is not at 0 ° ( straight forward ) , release the necessary to tighten them as tight as the upper arm lock knob , set the arm , and reqock the arm bolts . However they should be tightened even and lock knob . snug . [ ] Elevation Check : To check the elevation move - [ ] Replace the rear cover and rear cover screws . ment , place your hand under the front of the radial [ ] Tighten screws securely . arm . Press upward on the radial arm . There should be minimal play between the column tube and the column support . The whole assembly should move REAR as one . See Figure 20A . COVERSCREWS REAR COVER HEXBOLT ( 2 ) COLUMN SUPPORT Fig . 20A Fig . 19 HEX NUT ( 2 ) CRRF [ _ MRN RADIALSAW 315.220100 28
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Elevation Adjustment [ ] Rotation Check : To check the rotation , hold the front of the arm with one hand and grasp the top of the column support with the other . Press the arm to the side . if there is play between the column support and the column tube , it needs to be ad = justed . See Figure 20B . COLUMN COLUMNTUBE COLUMN 1 h _ TUBE SUPPORT _ SILVER . . . . . SILVER _ _ ] IF [ _ _ LA _ R SCREWS X COLUNNSUPPORT Fig . 20B Fig . 20C [ ] Elevation Adjustment : If the elevation check did not [ ] Rotation Adjustment . Using a 3 / 16 in . hex key , show any play between the column tube and the slightly tighten the two cap screws at the back of support , go to the rotation adjustment . OthenMse , the column support ( left side ) until no play shows raise and lower the arm with the elevating hand = between the radial arm and the column . The cap wheel . Tighten the black screws on the right side of screws are indicated by arrows . See Figure 20D . the column support by 1 / 16th to l / 8th of a turn . [ ] Recheck the rotation by holding the front of the Tighten the two silver screws on the left side arm , grasping the top of the column support with slightly more . You will need two 1 / 2 in . wrenches or the other , and pressing the arm to the side . sockets . Turn the elevating handwheel again . If the column tube binds , loosen the silver and black Rotation Adjustment screws and turn the handwheel again . See Figure 20C . [ ] When the elevation is smooth , check for looseness again by pressing upward on the front of the arm . Repeat the previous step until elevation is smooth with no play between the column tube and the column support . CAP SCREWS
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[ ] Use a 9 / 16 in . wrench to hold the eccentric screw ADJUSTING THE CARRIAGE BEARINGS ( top of bearing ) and a 1 / 2 in . wrench to loosen the See Figures 21A - 21B . nut below the bearing . Loose carriage bearings permit the blade to wander [ ] Turn the eccentric screw a partial turn as needed to slightly while cutting , which will result in a poor cut tighten the bearing . and more wear and tear on the saw . Use the following steps to check for tightness and to then adjust the [ ] Retighten the nut and repeat the second step to bearings if needed . test the tightness . Adjust it so the bearing turns even against resistance when the carriage is [ ] On the left side of the arm , remove the carriage moved - but not so much that the carriage is difficult lock knob , the carriage cover screws , and the to move and return it to its rear position . carriage cover . [ ] Repeat for the left rear bearing . [ ] With one hand , grip the front bearing hard to keep it still , and pull the carriage forward with the other Note : Adjust bearings on the left side only . Bear - hand . The bearing should turn . if it stays still as the ings on the right side do not adjust . carriage is moved , it needs to be adjusted . [ ] Replace the carriage cover , carriage cover screws , and carriage lock knob . CARRIAGESEARING 9 / 16 in . ECCENTRICSCREW WRENCH GRASPAND HOLD 1 / 2 in . CARRIAGESEARING Fig . 21A WRENCH Fig . 21B CRRFT _ NRN RADIALSAW 315.220100 30
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[ ] Place the wrench below the shaft and check that LEVEUNG THE TABLE SUPPORTS the clearance is the same . If not , adjust the table See Figures 22A - 22B . support until it is the same . Securely tighten the The table supports must be perfectly level . front screw . [ ] Pull the bevel lock lever forward to unlock it . Use [ ] Move the arm to the opposite side and repeat the the bevel index knob to rotate the motor so the above procedure . When the opposite side is level , arbor shaft points down . Lock the bevel lock lever . recheck the first side to make sure that it is still [ ] Release the arm lock knob to angle the arm . Begin accurate and even . by positioning the arbor shaft over the back of the [ ] Return the saw and motor to normal height and highest table support . Normally this is the left side . position . See Figure 22A . [ ] Lock the arm lock knob and the carriage lock knob . [ ] Using one of the blade wrenches as a feeler gage , place it on the table support below the arbor shaft . [ ] With the elevating handwheel , carefully lower the motor until the shaft just touches the wrench . The wrench should move with only slight resistance . Securely tighten the back screw on the table support . [ ] Without changing the elevation , move the arm to place the blade arbor over the front of table sup - port . See Figure 22B . BLADE WRENCHAT FRONT Fig . 22B ARMLOCK KNOB BEVEL INDEXKNOB BEVEL LOCKLEVER BLADE WRENCH AT BACK BLADE ARBOR @ _ RIGHTSIDE TABLE SUPPORT LEFTSIDE TABLE SUPPORT ELEVATING NANDWHEEL Fig . 22A 31 CRRFT'SMn ° RNADIALSAW315 . 220100
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ALIGNU - CLIPOLE iNSTALLiNG THE FRONT TABLE U - CLIP OVERTHiSH See Figures 23A - 23C . Use this procedure to install the fixed front table . The top of the table has counterbored holes , predrifled from the top , around the center to attach the table , in the center are a counterbored hole and a small hole , which is not counterbored . They are used for raising or lowering the center of the table until it is level . [ ] Locate the front table and the following hardware : 1 tee nut SAW BASE 1 U - clip ( 1 / 4 in . ) 1 setscrew ( 1 / 4 - 20 x 7 / 8 in . ) 4 pan head screws ( 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 in . ) 1 pan head screw ( 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 3 / 4 in . ) 5 flat washers ( 5 / 8 in . ) 4 lock washers ( 1 / 4 in . ) 4 hex nuts ( 1 / 4 - 20 ) [ ] Place the front table on a solid worksurface , with the top surface face down . Place the tee nut in the Fig . 23B non - counterbored hole and tap it in place with a hammer . [ ] Place the long pan head screw into the center hole and thread into the U - clip . Do not tighten until the SETSCREW table has been checked for evenness . See Figure 23A . _ SCREW [ ] Place the setscrew through the small leveling hole and thread into the tee nut , but do not tighten . [ ] Put a 1 in . long pan head screw in the four remain - ing holes and through the holes in the support . Cap with a lock washer and hex nut . Tighten with a 7 / 16 in . wrench and phillips screwdriver . This completes installation of the front table . _ / _ ' _ REAROF SETSCREW 1 - 3 / 4 in . SCREW 1 in . _ , ! , FLAT SCREW Z Z ! WASHER REAROF FRONTTABLE Fig . 23A [ ] Snap the U - clip onto the front edge of the saw base . Line up the hole in the U - cfip with the saw base hole just to the left of the center notch in saw base . See Figure 23B . [ ] Place the table , top up , on the table supports so the center counterbored hole lines up over the hole in the U - clip . HEX NUT [ ] Place a fiat washer in each counterbored hole . LOCKWASNER Fig . 23C CRRF [ _ NRN RADIALSAW 315.220100 32
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LEVELING THE FRONT TABLE JNSTALUNG REAR TABLE , SPACER See Figure 24 . TABLE , FENCE , AND CLAMPS See Figures 25A - 25C . If there are any high or low areas on the front table , they should be removed by adjusting the leveling The placement of the tables and fence may need to screws in the center holes on the front table . be changed for different cuts , depending on the size of the workpiece and the position of the blade . The [ ] Place the rear table on its edge across the front fence should be installed next to the front table for table to check for gaps . maximum depth capacity ; it should be installed in the [ ] Adjust gaps of Jess than 1 / 32 in . in the center of middle for maximum cross cut capacity ; and installed the table by turning the setscrew with a fiat blade all the way back for maximum rip capacity . screwdriver until the setscrew touches the frame . [ ] Locate the fence , the spacer table , the rear table , Then lightly secure the center pan head screw with and two unassembied clamps , which consist of the a phiJJips screwdriver . following hardware : [ ] For a gap of more than 1 / 32 in . in the center of the 2 cup washers table , raise the center by turning the setscrew 2 clamp brackets against the frame . Then lightly secure the center 2 square nuts pan head screw with a phillips screwdriver . 2 thumbscrews [ ] For a gap of more than 1 / 32 in . on the sides , lower [ ] Place the fence behind the front table , then the the center of the table by tightening the center pan spacer table behind it , and then the rear table head screw with a phiJJips screwdriver . Then tighten behind it . the setscrew . [ ] Slip a square nut into the slot of each clamp PHILLIPSSCREWDRIVER bracket . ON PAN HEADSCREW [ ] Place a thumbscrew into the end of the clamp bracket farthest from the slot . Thread it into the SETSCREW square nut . Note : If the screw is inserted in the wrong end of the bracket , the clamp will not work . [ ] Place the clamp bracket into the rectangle holes in the table support . Hold the cup washer against the rear table and turn the thumbscrew clockwise until it snaps into the cup washer . [ ] Tighten the thumbscrews to clamp the table sec - tions into place . REARTABLE FENCE REARTABLE FRONTTABLE Fig . 24 SPACERTABLE FRONTTABLE Fig . 25A 33 J : RRFTSM _ J ° NRADIALSAW 315.220100
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_ NSTALUNG BLADE AND BLADE GUARD See Figures 26A - 26C . [ ] Collect the blade and hardware that were removed THUMBSCREW earlier . Place the inner blade washer , saw blade , outer blade washer , and blade nut on the blade arbor . See Figure 26A . Note : The concave side of blade washers go against the blade . [ ] Hold the blade arbor with one wrench and rotate CLAMP the other blade wrench counterclockwise ( up ) , to BRACKET tighten the blade nut . See Figure 26B . Note : Blade arbor has left hand threads . Test the blade to make sure it turns freely . SQUARENUT [ ] Use the bevel index knob ( above the handle ) and the bevel lock lever ( below the handle ) to set and lock the motor at 0 ° . The blade will be vertical . [ ] Attach the blade guard over the blade so the riving CLAMPSHOWN knife and pawls face front . See Figure 26A . ASSEMBLED 1 [ ] Tilt the guard approximately 45 down in the front , CUP SLOT place it over the blade , and rotate it to a horizontal WASHER Fig . 25B locked position . [ ] Retighten the blade guard clamp screw , the long thumbscrew located between the blade guard and the motor . RECTANGLE [ ] Check that the guard is firmly seated in the groove HOLE on the motor housing . [ ] Tighten the guard clamp screw . [ ] Replace the retaining screw and nut at the bottom of the lower inner blade guard . See Figure 26C . THUMBSCREW BLADE GUARD BLADE TABLE SUPPORT RETAINING SCREWAND NUT CUP TO WASHER LOOSEN RIVINGKNIFE BLADE NUT TO ANDPAWLS iNNERBLADE TIGHTEN WASHER TO Fig . 26A LOOSEN _ TO BLADE TIGHTEN ROTATION BLADE WRENCH ( 2 ) BLADE ARBOR % ' Fig . 25C Fig . 26B CRRF _ ' , _ MRRNADIALSAW315 , 220100 34
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[ ] Orientinnerslottedmetalstripsothatit islocated totheleftofouterslottedmetalstrip . [ ] Toprevenbt indinga , lignflatsofretainingscrewnut inslotsofinnerslottedmetalstrip . [ ] insertretainingscrewthroughouterslottedmetal stripandthreadintoretainingscrewnut . Tighten retainingscrewsecurely . FLATS RETAININGINNESRLOTTEJD RIVINGKNIFE ONTOP OF FENCE SCRENWUT METASLTRIPJ TOO FARLEFTOF BLADE Fig . 27B between the motor and the column . Lock the yoke lock handle . [ ] With the elevating handwheeJ , lower the arm until the blade just clears the table . [ ] Support the lower outer blade guard and loosen the carriage lock knob on the left of the arm . Move the yoke back until the blade touches the fence . Reset the carriage lock knob . AUGN R _ V _ NG KNIFE TO BLADE [ ] Loosen the riving knife knob , at the front of the See F _ gures 2ZA _ 27C . upper blade guard . Lower the riving knife to the When ripping the riving knife must be centered with table and tighten the knob . If the knife rests against the blade to ride in the middle of the kerr and keep it the fence , with one set of pawls riding on the fence , from binding . Binding pinches the blade . Blade no adjustment is needed . pinching can cause kickback . [ ] If the riving knife is on the fence or not touching it , There are two pairs of anti - kickback pawls . loosen the riving knife slotted nut ( just above the pawls , to the right ) . Correct the riving knife position , _ WARMNG : Failure to use the riving knife , hold and retighten the cap nut . downs , and anti - kickback pawls can allow kickback . Kickback can throw the workpiece toward the operator , resulting in serious injury . [ ] Put the blade to the in - rip position by first loosening the yoke lock handle , below the carriage on the right . Then pull the yoke pivot latch ( right side of arm , on carriage ) forward and rotate the yoke to the left . This indexes the yoke 90 ° so the blade is RIVINGKNIFETOOFAR RIGHTOF FENCEAND BLADE CORRECTALIGNMENTOF THERIVINGKNIFE AND ANTFKICKPAWLS Fig . 27C Fig . 27A 35 CRRFT ' $ Nn ° NRADIALSAW315 . 220100
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SCREWS _ NSTALLING RiP SCALE _ ND _ CATORS See Figure 28 . RIPSCALE INDICATOR The rip scale indicators on the arm show the distance SPEEDNUT between the blade and the rip fence with the fence in the front and rear positions . The upper scale is used CARRIAGE when the fence is positioned directly behind the front table . The lower scale is used when the fence is at the extreme rear , directly in front of the column . The In - Rip Indicator is on the right side of the arm . The Out - Rip indicator is on the left side of the arm . [ ] Remove the following from a small hardware bag . SPRING 2 rip scale indicators SCREWS 4 screws CARRIAGE 2 speed nuts LOCK KNOB Fig . 28 [ ] On the left of the radial arm saw , remove the To complete setting up your saw , continue with the carriage lock knob and spring . Adjustment procedures . The adjustments should be [ ] Remove the two carriage cover screws and the checked regularly , depending on usage . Your saw will carriage cover . provide accurate cuts with fine tolerances as long as [ ] insert a speed nut inside the carriage cover with the you protect the accuracy with frequent alignment flat side up . Place the scale indicator on top of the checks . The radial arm saw can perform a wide range carriage cover and attach with two screws . Se - of high quality cuts . curely tighten screws . The final step will be connecting the control cut [ ] Replace the carriage cover and tighten the carriage device . The control cut device offers many benefits . cover screws . As it increases operator control , it eliminates the risk [ ] Replace carriage lock knob and spring . in a cross cut of the saw " climbing " out and over the workpiece at the operator . Feed control of the blade [ ] Repeat for the right side . as it cuts through the workpiece increases , as does the accuracy of the cut . The following adjustments need to be completed before the control cut device is connected . Your radial arm saw is designed to perform a variety of _ CAUTmON : Failure to check alignments and complex cuts with fine tolerances . A weekly alignment perform the adjustments in the initial set up or on check ensures that your saw can perform with precision . a frequent basis can result in poor performance or It takes about ten minutes and the results is better machine damage . performance and a longer life for your saw . Perform the checks in the order given . If you miss an adjustment , go back to the missed adjustment and repeat all steps from that point forward . CRRF [ _ MRN RADIALSAW 315.220100 36
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• Release the arm lock knob . Position the arm ALIGNING THE ARM FOR CROSS CUTS straight forward ( 0 ° ) and leave it unlocked . See Figures 29,4 - 29C . • Lower the arm with the elevating handwheel until This procedure checks whether the arm is exactly 0 ° the saw blade just clears the front table . Lock the for cross cut travel by checking the blade against the yoke lock handle ( right side of saw , below yoke ) table and the miter indicator . Remove the rear table , and the bevel lock lever . spacer table , and fence , but leave the front table in place . You will need a framing square , a 3 / 16 in . hex • Place the framing square on the table and position key , and a pencil . one edge of the square firmly against the back edge of the table . Position the other leg of the _ WARNING : Be sure the saw is unplugged square against the blade until it rests beside but not before performing these adjustments . Accidental touching a tooth . With a pencil , mark beside this start - up could result in serious personal injury . tooth . • Slowly move the yoke assembly forward and • First check the framing square by fitting one side backward along the arm and against the square against the back edge of the table . Lightly draw a without rotating the blade . If the mark moves into or line on the table along the edge of the square in away from the square , adjust the arm with the the middle of the table . Flip the square over . If the following steps . edge still matches the line with no gaps or over - • At the back of the column , loosen the three set - laps , the square is true . screws with a 3 / 16 in . hex key and position the arm as needed to align with the framing square . • Lock the arm lock knob and retighten the three setscrews . Recheck the cross cut travel with the blade against the framing square . • Set the miter indicator on top of the column to 0 ° . • Replace the fence , spacer table , rear table , and DRAWA STRAIGH1 table clamps . LINEALONGTHISEDGE : FRAMING REARCOVER SQUARE REMOVEDFOR CLARITY THERESHOULDBE NOGAP HEREWHEN SQUAREIS FLIPPEDOVERTO DOTTEDPOSITION Fig . 29A ARM MITERINDICATOR LOCKKNOB / SETSCREWS YOKE LOCK HANDLE FRAMING SQUARE SETSCREWS Fig . 29C ELEVATING HANDWHEEL Fig . 29B 37 CRRFTSMR _ NRADIALSAW315 . 220100
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ALIGNING BLADE TO TABLE AT 0 ° BEVEL • If there are no gaps , fully tighten each screw , If there is still a gap , repeat the previous two steps . See Figures 30A - 30D , • Check the bevel indicator on the yoke assembly This procedure squares the blade to the table at 0 ° near the handle , It should read 0 ° . If it does not , bevel ( vertical ) so the blade angle will be accurate . If reset it by loosening the screws and rotating the the blade is not at 0 ° bevel , follow the steps below to bevel index cap , Retighten the two screws , rotate slightly , You will need a framing square and a • Loosen the carriage lock knob , 1 / 4 in , hex key , • Position the blade in front of the fence . Lower the BLADESQUARETO TABLE blade with the elevating handwheel until it just clears the front table . NOADJUSTMENTNEEDED • Lock the following controls : bevel lock lever below the handle , FRAMING carriage lock knob on the left side , SQUARE arm lock knob on top of the arm , and yoke lock handle below the yoke , on the right . \ • Stand a framing square on the table with the short leg pointing up against the saw blade and the long _ BLADE I leg parallel to the fence , Place the square flat against the blade between two teeth . TABLEj Fig , 30B • If both the top and bottom of the saw blade are flat against the square , no adjustment is needed , FRAMING • If the saw blade gaps at the top or bottom , remove SQUARE the bevel index cap by removing the two phillips head screws ( below the handle ) , You will see four socket head screws , J • Loosen the socket head screws with a 1 / 4 in . hex GAPj key , Rotate the motor slightly while holding the square against the saw blade and table top , GAP • Slightly tighten each of the four screws and recheck the blade and framing square , BLADE t BLADE ARMLOCKKNOB GAP - ADJUSTMENTNEEDED Fig . 30C BEVEL INDEXCAP BEVELINDEX CAP REMOVED BEVEL LOCK LEVER FRONTTABLE ELEVATING SOCKET BEVEL HANDWHEEL Fig . 30A HEADSCREWS LOCK LEVER Fig . 30D rRnR ' $ MI : N1 _ RADIALSAW 315.2201O0 38
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SQUARING BLADE TO FENCE • Release the yoke lock handle ( below the yoke on the right ) . With a 1 / 2 in . wrench , slightly loosen the See Figures 31A - 31C . two hex bolts holding the yoke pivot latch . This procedure squares the miter angle of the blade to • Rotate yoke assembly until the gap is eliminated . the fence to reduce the risk of binding and kickback . If the blade is not square to the fence , the yoke assem - • Lock the yoke lock handle . Retighten the two hex bly must be rotated slightly . Have a framing square , a bolts on the yoke pivot latch . 1 / 2 in . wrench , and a phillips screwdriver at hand . The • Replace the carriage cover . blade should be lowered to just clear the table . • Loosen the carriage lock knob and guide the yoke Release the carriage lock knob . assembly to the back of the arm . , _ WARNING : The blade must be angled at 90 ° to SAW VIEWED the fence when the handle is at the front of the saw . If not , kickback could result during a cross FROM ABOVE cut . Kickback can cause serious injury by throw - ing the workpiece toward the operator . In addi - tion , a faulty miter angle on the blade can splinter , or burn the cut edges of the workpiece during cross cuts or rip cuts . • Use the arm lock knob to index and lock the arm in 0 ° miter position ( straight forward ) . NEEDED BLADE • Pull the yoke assembly forward to the front of the arm . Lock the carriage lock knob . " _ _ ADJUSTMENT • Place the short end of the framing square against the fence . Rotate the square to 45 ° to the table . Place the long edge across the flat surface of the blade , below the center of the blade . ( Do not place NO ADJUSTMENTNEEDED the edge against a tooth . ) • Check whether the blade is flat against the edge for the entire length or whether a gap is visible . • If the blade needs adjustment , remove the right side carriage cover with a phillips screwdriver . ARM LOCKKNOB FRAMING BLADE GAP - SQUARE ADJUSTMENTNEEDED FENCE Fig . 31B FENCE HEX BOLTS FRAMINGSQUARE YOKELOCKHANDLE Fig . 31A Fig . 31C 39 CRRFTSNR ° HRADIAL SAW315 . 220100
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PARALLELING BLADE TO TABLE • Check whether the blade is flat against the edge the entire length or whether a gap is visible . If you See Figures 32A - 32C . can see a gap , adjust the blade to be at 90 ° bevel This procedure squares the blade to the table at 90 ° to the table with the following steps . bevel so horizontal cuts will be accurate . This also • Unlock the bevel lock lever . Loosen the rear motor reduces kickback , as well as splintering and burning mount nut , which holds the motor on the yoke . of the cut edges of the workpiece . If the blade is not at Place a flat blade screwdriver in one of the slots , 90 ° bevel , follow the steps to rotate the blade unit and rotate the cam behind the nut to eliminate the slightly . You will need a framing square and a flat blade screwdriver . gap between the blade and the square . • Retighten the nut . • Tighten the bevel lock lever . Recheck the blade , _ WARNING : The blade must be perfectlyn parallel to the table at the 90 ° reading o the and the square for any gaps . bevel scale . If not , kickback could result , as well • Raise the blade with the elevating handwheel to as splintering or burning the cut . Kickback can approximately halfway up . Index the blade to a result in serious personal injury as the workpiece vertical 0 ° bevel with the bevel index knob . Lock it can be thrown at the operator . with the bevel lock lever . • Use the arm lock knob to lock the arm in 0 ° miter position ( straight forward ) . • Turn the elevating handwheel to raise the blade at least 2 in . above the table . • Release the bevel lock lever below the handle . Use ADJUSTMENT GAP the bevel index knob , just under the handle , to turn NEEDED the motor to 90 ° . The blade will be horizontal . Lock the bevel lock lever . • Place the framing square with the short end hang - ing down in front of the worktable and the long side on edge under the blade . • Lower the arm with the elevating handwheel so the blade surface rests on the square . Turn the blade slightly if necessary so the face of the blade , not a tooth , lies on the square . NOADJUSTMENT NEEDED Fig . 32B BEVEL LOCK LEVER CAM FENCE BLADE / FRONTTABLE FRAMING _ SQUARE Fig . 32A Fig . 32C rRRFTSMFINRADIALSAW 315.220100 40
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ALIGNING THE RIP SCALE INDICATORS • On the right side of the arm , check the lower in - rip scale indicator , which should be set on 0 inches , If See Figures 33A - 33B . it is not , loosen the screws and shift the indicator The rip scale indicators on the arm show the distance until it reads zero , Tighten the screws . between the blade and the rip fence . The upper scale • Loosen the yoke lock handle , Pull the yoke pivot is used when the fence is positioned directly behind latch forward and rotate the yoke to the out - rip the front table , The lower scale is used when the position , The blade should be in front of ( outside ) fence is at the extreme rear , directly in front of the the motor and the column . column . • Lay the framing square on the table with the short The in - rip indicator and scale are on the right side of edge against the fence and with the long side the arm , The out - rip indicator and scale are on the left toward the table front . side . • Note the distance where the blade contacts the This procedure checks the indicators with the fence at framing square , the back of the tables directly in front of the column . • On the left side of the arm on the out - rip scale , The blade should be turned to the in - rip position to set check the rip scale indicator on the rear fence the rip scale indicator on the right side of the arm . position ( lower scale ) , The rip scale indicator should Then , the blade should be turned to the out - rip mark the same number as the distance measured position to set the rip scale indicator on the left side of from the fence to the blade , If it does not , loosen the arm , You will need a framing square . the screws and shift the scale until the indicator is • If the fence is not at the rear of the tables , place it correct , Tighten the screws . there . • Turn the blade to the in - rip position by loosening OUT - RIPSCALEON LEFTSIDEOF ARM the yoke lock handle , below the arm on the right , Then pull the yoke pivot latch forward and rotate RIP - SCALEINDICATOR the yoke to the in - rip position , This indexes the yoke 90 ° so the blade is between the motor and the column , Lock the yoke lock handle . . . . . 10 " • With the elevating handwheel , lower the arm until the blade just clears the table . • Loosen the carriage lock knob and guide the blade Front Fence Position _ 7 , I , 1,1 , back to just touch the fence , Tighten the carriage RoF . renPceosition lock knob . IN - RIPSCALE ONRIGHTSIDEOF ARM RIP - SCALEINDICATOR / CARRIAGELOCKKNOB Fig , 33B YOKEPIVOTLATCH Fig , 33A 41 CRAFTSI4R ° NRADIALSAW315 . 220100
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INSTALLING CONTROL CUT DEVICE • Plug in the control cut cord , leaving the main power cord disconnected , Squeeze the switch trigger to See Figure 34 , confirm the control cut motor is receiving power , Note : Before installing the control cut device , the yoke • On the left side of the saw , remove the carriage assembly will travel back and forward on the carriage lock knob and spring . Remove the two screws that by pulling the handle , After installing the control cut attach the carriage cover and remove the cover . device , the power cord for the control cut device must • Replace the spring and carriage lock knob , Pull the be plugged in and switch trigger pressed to move the carriage assembly about halfway to the front . yoke assembly and carriage on the arm , Tighten the carriage lock knob , • Squeeze the switch trigger in the handle with your , _ WARNING : Do not install the control cut device until after all of the initial adjustments and right hand and pull the spring loaded cable from the alignments are made to prevent accidental column with your left hand . If you prefer to use a starting of the saw that could result in serious pair of pliers , do not damage the cable . personal injury , Note : Do not to let the spring loaded cable clamp slip out of your hand or pliers . If it slips past the The control cut device offers many benefits , As it cable bracket and goes up into the control cut increases operator control , it eliminates the risk in a motor housing , then disassembly of the control cut cross cut of the saw " climbing " out and over the assembly will be required to get it back out . workpiece at the operator , Feed control of the blade • Place the barrel fitting into the socket at the back of as it cuts through the workpiece increases , as does the carriage assembly . the accuracy of the cut , • Remove the carriage lock knob and spring , Replace The control cut cable maintains a steady pull on the the carriage cover and screws , then replace the carriage assembly from the column , This tension spring and carriage lock knob . keeps the assembly at the column , unless you • Set the speed thumbwheel , using the chart on page squeeze the switch trigger in the handle , The switch 53 , If you are unsure of the proper speed setting , trigger activates the motor to counter the pull of the cable , use the lowest setting , After a cut is completed , press the switch on the arm off , then release the switch trigger to prevent further BARREL forward motion , Hold the handle until the blade has FITTING stopped rotating . The yoke assembly will not roll forward unless you are squeezing the switch trigger , The control cut power cord is designed to operate on a single voltage AC circuit . The speed can be set with a thumbwheel on top of the handle , The three speed settings are described on the label located on the left CARRIAGE side of the control cut housing , ASSEMBLY , _ WARNING : Do not use the saw without thes control cut and blade guards in place unles specifically instructed to do so . Otherwise uncontrolled contact with the blade could occur , resulting in personal injury , , _ , WARNING : Take great care when working , with either cord to ensure you have the correct one If you intend to unplug the main power cord but remove the control cut cord instead , the blade could be accidentally started and cause injury . SOCKET Fig , 34 rRRFTSMFINRADIALSAW 315.220100 42
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CHECK ALIGNMENT OF ARM AND BLADE USING LASER See Figure 35 . The laser can be used as a quick , accurate routine check for the alignment of your Radial Arm Saw , The saw should be aligned according to the procedures outlined in the Adjustments Section of this manual , • Using a two - foot length of 1 x 12 in , board and an accurate framing square , draw a fine line perpen - dicular to the edge of the board using the fence as a guide . Position the marked board against the fence , • With the guard in place , align the blade arbor at the CENTER of the width of the board . • Raise the arm so that the blade is approximately 5 in , above the surface of the board . • Tighten the carriage lock knob to prevent the carriage from moving , • Carefully start the motor and observe the red laser line . By shifting the board , align the laser line with the line you drew on the board . If the laser line aligns parallel with the drawn line , the saw align - ment is acceptable , • When making adjustments to the radial arm saw , use ONLY the procedures outlined in the adjust - ments section of this manual , using a framing square and the saw UNPLUGGED . Do not attempt Fig . 35 to perform adjustments while using the laser as an indication of alignment . • Save the board with the drawn line for future routine alignment checks , 43 CRAFTSI4RX _ RADIALSAW315 . 220100
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BASIC OPERATION OF THE RADIAL ARM RIP CUTS SAW Note : For ease of set - up , better accuracy , and your safety , do not use the laser guide during any rip cuts . A radial arm saw can be used for straight - line cutting operations such as cross cutting , ripping , mitering , In rip cuts , the yoke is rotated 90 ° left or right and beveling , compound cutting , and resawing . It can locked in place , The wood must ride firmly against the make dado or molding cuts with special attachments , rip fence , There are two orientations of rip cuts - the in - rip and the out - rip . The in - rip position provides This saw is designed to cut wood and wood composi - better visibility , Out - rip cuts can also be made with the tion products only , blade beveled , The three - prong plug must be plugged into a match - In an in - rip cut , the yoke is rotated to the left , which ing outlet that is properly installed and grounded puts the blade in between the column and the motor , according to all local codes and ordinances , Improper The wood is fed from the right hand side , connection of the equipment can result in electric shock , Check with an electrician or service personnel In an out - rip cut , the blade is in front of the motor , and if you are unsure about proper grounding , Do not the wood is fed from the left , Out - rip cutting is recom - modify the plug ; if it will not fit the outlet , have the mended only when the blade is set 12 in , or more from the fence . correct outlet installed by a qualified electrician , Refer to the Electrical page of this manual , , _ , WARNING : Always make sure the blade iguardng TYPES OF CUTS and anti - kickback pawls are in place and work See Figure 36 , properly when making rip cuts to avoid possible The radial saw makes cross cuts parallel with the arm injury , ( across the grain ) , and rip cuts square to the arm ( with the grain ) . Each can be made with the blade vertical WARNING : , Always use a pushstick with small or beveled , Instructions for making each kind of cut pieces of wood , and also to finish the cut when are given later in this section , ripping a long narrow piece of wood , to prevent your hands from getting close to the blade , , _ WARNING : All blades and cutting accessories must be rated for at least 5,000 rpm to prevent possible injury . Q _ _ CROSS CUT CROSS CUTS Cross cuts are made parallel to the arm , The blade is pulled along the length of the radial arm with the wood secured , Q MITERCUT There are several types of cross cuts , A cross cut shows 0 ° on the miter scale ( arm straight ) and 0 ° on the bevel scale ( blade straight ) . A miter cut is made with the radial arm angled and the blade straight , A BEVELCUT bevel cut is produced with the arm straight and the blade angled . A final type of cross cut is the compound cross cut . Both the arm and the blade are angled . Be thoroughly 4 _ familiar with making cross cuts , bevel cuts , and miter COMPOUNDCROSSCUT cuts before trying a compound miter cut . Note : In cross cuts , the blade teeth point down as they strike the wood . In rip cuts , the teeth point up as they strike the wood , RIPCUT , _ WARNING : NEVER make a cross cut with the . ! short edge of the wood parallel to the fence , Kick back is likely to occur , causing the workpiece to be thrown back at you , Treat such a workpiece ® as a rip cut , _ _ EVEL RIPCUT Fig , 36 CRRFTSMR _ NRADIALSAW 315.220100 44
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SWITCH AND SWITCH KEY CAUSES OF KICKBACK See Figures 37 - 39 . Kickback can occur when the blade stalls or binds , kicking the workpiece back toward you with great The main power switch has been placed on the front force and speed . If your hands are near the blade , of the arm for easy access . The yellow switch key they may be jerked loose and contact the blade . prevents accidental starting of the main power switch Obviously , kickback can cause serious injury and it is when saw is not being used . To activate the switch , well worth using precautions to avoid the risks . insert the switch key and lift switch to ON position . To lock the switch once it has been pressed to OFF , Kickback can be caused by any action that pinches remove the yellow key . Place the key in a location that the blade in the wood , such as the following : is inaccessible to children and others not qualified to • Making a cut with incorrect blade depth use the tool . • Sawing into knots or nails in the workpiece • Twisting the wood while making a cut • Failing to support work • Forcing a cut • Cutting warped or wet lumber • Misusing the saw • Not following correct operating procedures • Using the wrong blade for the type of cut • Cutting with a dull , gummed - up , or improperly set blade . AVOIDING KICKBACK INSERTSWITCHKEY • Always use the correct blade depth setting . The outer point of the blade teeth should clear the lower Fig . 37 surface of the workpiece by 1 / 8 in . to 1 / 4 in . when making these cuts . • Inspect the work for knots or nails before beginning a cut . Knock out any loose knots with a hammer . L Never saw into a loose knot or nail . • Always use the fence when rip cutting . This helps prevent twisting the wood in the cut . • Always use clean , sharp , and properly - set blades . Never make cuts with dull blades . • To avoid pinching the blade , support the work properly before beginning a cut . • When making a cut , use steady , even pressure . Never force cuts . SWITCHON Fig . 38 • Do not cut wet or warped lumber . • Always hold your workpiece firmly with both hands or with pushsticks . Keep your body in a balanced position to be ready to resist kickback should it occur . Never stand directly in line with the blade . • Use the right type of blade for the cut being made . • Use the riving knife and anti - kickback pawls when performing rip cuts . SWITCHOFF Fig . 39 45 I : RRFT , _ MR ° NRADIALSAW 315,220100
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CUTTING AIDS See Figures 40 - 42 . Cutting aids are used to improve the setup and help make the operator's work safer and more accurate . They can be made from scrap wood and in various sizes and shapes for specific projects . The basic types are pushsticks , pushblocks , and o ) - > featherboards . If the blade is set 2 in . or more from the fence , use a pushstick . Use a pushblock when the blade is between 1 / 2 in . and 2 in . from the fence . ( If PUSHSTICKS Fig . 40 the cut is narrower than 1 / 2 in . , use a different saw . ) Refer to the drawings and instructions provided so you can make safer and more precise cuts . PUSHSTICKS See Figure 40 . Pushsticks must be narrower than the workpiece , with a 90 ° notch in one end and shaped for a grip on the other end . PUSHBLOCKS See Figure 41 . A pushblock has an upright handle with a base attached to the handle . Some pushblocks have a foot that extends down from the base and against the workpiece . The foot is attached to the base with glue only to prevent damage to the blade . PUSHBLOCKS Fig . 41 FEATHERBOARDS See Figure 42 . Featherboards are used for large panels , along with an auxiliary table and a C - clamp . A featherboard has an angled end to fit against the edge of the workpiece . 2 It is clamped in place so the workpiece moves be - tween either the fence and the featherboard or the table and featherboard . Slots in the end of the FEATHERBOARD Fig . 42 featherboard help resist kickback and allow for variations in the width of the workpiece . Note : The Pushstick designs above are for illustration purposes only . They have not been drawn to scale , , _ WARNING : Clamp the featherboard against the infeed side of the workpiece . If clamped behind the blade , it could squeeze the cut edges together , causing binding and kickback . Kickback can cause serious injury . CRRFTSMRN _ RADIALSAW 315.220100 46
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MAKING A CROSS CUT • If the blade is in front of the fence , loosen the carriage lock knob on the left side of the arm . See Figure 43 . Release the switch trigger and let the carriage Use this procedure to make a cut with the blade return to the back . vertical and straight forward , If a kerf does not exist for • If there is no kerf , cut one approximately 1 / 16 in . the line of the cut ( cutting path ) , follow the steps to deep , Grasp the handle and turn the saw on with make one , Each cutting path requires its own kerf , the switch on the arm , Squeeze the switch trigger on the handle and pull the blade forward across the , _ WARNING : Make sure the blade guard is lowered and is working properly to prevent table to make the kerf , possible injury , Always raise the clear plastic • Release the switch trigger and let the carriage guard before changing the bevel or lowering the return to the back , Turn the saw off with the switch blade to avoid damage to the guard , on the arm but hold the handle until the blade stops rotating , Adjust the height with the elevating WARNING : Keep one hand on the handle until handwheel so the blade will rotate freely in the kerf . the blade stops rotating to prevent the risk of • With saw behind the fence and workpiece against injury . the fence , turn on the saw and align mark with • Put the fence in the front position ( next to the front laser . Clamp workpiece and make the cut , table ) and tighten the table clamps , • Position the workpiece against the fence , Place the • Check that the control cut device is set for the pawls and riving knife to clear the workpiece or the correct speed for the type of wood and cut you are fence , whichever is higher , by at least 1 / 4 in . planning , Refer to the chart on the label and adjust • Grasp the handle with one hand . With the other , the thumbwheel on the handle accordingly , turn the saw on , then hold the workpiece down and • If the yoke is not in the cross cut position with the against the fence , Keep your hand well away from blade parallel to the arm , release the yoke lock the blade , handle ( right side , under yoke ) . Position the yoke • Squeeze the switch trigger on the handle and pull correctly with the yoke pivot latch . the blade through the workpiece but only far • If the arm is too low or too high , first lift the blade enough to complete the cut , Keep your hand on the guard if the arm is too low , and turn the elevating handle , even after the cut has been made and the handwheel at the front of the table . Set the blade to saw turned off , until the blade stops rotating , just clear the kerf or table , • After completing the cut , move the workpiece to the • If the arm is angled , release the arm lock knob on side and turn off the saw with the switch on the top of the arm , position it straight ahead and lock arm , Release the switch trigger on the handle and the arm lock knob , let the yoke move back behind the fence . Do not • If the blade is angled , raise the plastic lower guard , release the handle until the blade stops rotating . release the bevel lock lever , and set the bevel indicator to zero , Retighten the bevel lock lever , ARMLOCK HANDLE SWITCH CARRIAGE LOCKKNOB HANDLE BEVEL TABLECLAMPS ; K LEVER CROSSCUT RIVINGKNIFE ELEVATING HANDWHEEL Fig , 43 47 CRRFTSNRNR " ADIALSAW315 . 220100
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MAKING A MITER CUT • If the blade is in front of the fence , loosen the carriage lock knob on the left side of the arm and See Figure 44 . let the carriage move back . In a miter cut , the blade is vertical and the arm • If there is no kerf , cut one approximately 1 / 16 in . angled , If a kerf does not exist for the cutting path , deep , Grasp the handle and turn the saw on with make one ( instructions below ) . Each cutting path the switch on the arm , Squeeze the switch trigger requires its own kerf , on the handle and pull the blade forward across the table to make the kerf , , _ WARNING : Make sure the blade guard is lowered and is working properly to prevent • Release the switch trigger and let the carriage return to the back . Turn the saw off with the switch possible injury . Always raise the clear plastic guard before changing the bevel or lowering the on the arm but hold the handle until the blade stops blade to avoid damage to the guard , rotating , Adjust the height with the elevating handwheel so the blade will rotate freely in the kerf , , _ WARNING : Keep one hand on the handle until • Position the workpiece against the fence . Place the the blade stops rotating to prevent the risk of pawls and riving knife to clear the workpiece or the injury , fence , whichever is higher , by at least 1 / 4 in . • Grasp the handle with one hand , With the other , • Put the fence in the front position ( next to the front turn the saw on , then hold the workpiece down and table ) and tighten the table clamps , against the fence , Keep your hand well away from • Check that the control cut device is set for the the blade . correct speed for the type of wood and cut you are • Squeeze the switch trigger and pull the blade planning , Refer to the chart on the label and adjust through the workpiece but only far enough to the thumbwheel on the handle accordingly , complete the cut , Keep your hand on the handle , • If the yoke is not in the cross cut position with the even after the cut has been made and the saw blade parallel to the arm , release the yoke lock turned off , until the blade stops rotating , handle and position the yoke correctly with the • After completing the cut , move the workpiece to the yoke pivot latch on the right side of the arm . side and turn off the saw with the switch on the • If the arm is too low or too high , first lift the blade arm , Release the switch trigger and let the yoke guard if the arm is too low , and turn the elevating move back behind the fence , Do not release the handwheel at the front of the table . Set the blade to handle until the blade stops rotating , just clear the kerf or table , MITERSCALE ARM • To set the angle of the arm , release the arm lock LOCKKNOB knob on top of the arm . Use the miter scale above the column to position the arm to the desired angle , YOKE and lock the arm lock knob . PIVOTLATCH SWITCH • If the blade is angled , raise the plastic lower guard , release the bevel lock lever , and set the bevel YOKELOCK CARRIAGE HANDLE indicator to zero . Retighten the bevel lock lever , LOCK BLADEGUARD HANDLE BEVEL INDICATOR BEVEL ERCUT LOCKLEVER TABLE CLAMP ELEVATING HANDWHEEL Fig . 44 CRAFTSMAN _ RADIALSAW 315.220100 48
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MAKING A BEVEL CUT • Release the switch trigger and let the carriage return to the back . Turn the saw off with the switch See Figure 45 . on the arm but hold the handle until the blade stops This procedure makes a cut with the blade and motor rotating . Adjust the height with the elevating angled and the arm straight ( 90 ° to fence ) , If there is handwheel so the blade will rotate freely in the kerf , no kerf , follow the steps to make one , Try this cut on • Position the workpiece against the fence . Place the scrap wood before cutting your workpiece , pawls and riving knife to clear the workpiece or the fence , whichever is higher , by at least 1 / 4 in , , A , WARNING : Make sure the blade guard is • Grasp the handle with one hand , With the other lowered and is working properly to prevent hand , turn the saw on , then hold the workpiece possible injury , Always raise the clear plastic down and against the fence , Keep your hand well guard before changing the bevel or lowering the blade to avoid damage to the guard , away from the blade . • Squeeze the switch trigger on the handle and pull the blade through the workpiece but only far , _ WARNING : Keep one hand on the handle until the blade stops rotating to prevent the risk of enough to complete the cut , Keep your hand on the injury , handle , even after the cut has been made and the saw turned off , until the blade stops rotating . • Put the fence in the front position ( next to the front • After completing the cut , move the workpiece to the table ) and tighten the table clamps . side and turn off the saw with the switch on the • Check that the control cut device is set for the arm . Release the switch trigger on the handle and correct speed for the type of wood and cut you are let the blade move back behind the fence , Do not planning , Refer to the chart on the label and adjust release the handle until the blade stops rotating , the thumbwheel on the handle accordingly . • If the yoke is not in the cross cut position with the blade parallel to the arm , release the yoke lock B _ EVELECDUT handle and position the yoke correctly with the yoke pivot latch on the right side of the arm . LOCKKNOB ARM • If the arm is too low or too high , first lift the blade guard if the arm is too low , and turn the elevating handwheel at the front of the table , Set the blade to SWITCH just clear the kerf or table . • If the arm is angled , release the arm lock knob on top of the arm , position it straight ahead and lock HANDLE YOKELOCK the arm lock knob . HANDLE RIVING • If the blade is in front of the fence , loosen the carriage lock knob on the left side of the arm . Release the switch trigger on the handle and let the carriage return to the back , • To set the blade angle , first raise the plastic lower guard , Release the bevel lock lever , and position the blade with the bevel index lever . Retighten the bevel lock lever , Note : For a 45 ° or 90 ° angle , the bevel index lever ELEVATING will seat automatically at the preset positive stop HANDWHEEL positions . For any other angle , use the bevel lock lever , • If there is no kerf , cut one approximately 1 / 16 in . deep , Grasp the handle and turn the saw on with the switch on the arm , Squeeze the switch trigger on the handle and pull the blade forward across the table to make the kerf , Fig . 45 49 rRRFTSMRN " RADIALSAW 315.220100
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MAKING A COMPOUND CROSS CUT • If the yoke is in front of the fence , loosen the carriage lock knob on the left side of the arm . See Figure 46 . Release the switch trigger on the handle and let the In this cut , both the blade and the arm are angled , Be carriage return to the back . familiar with both bevel and miter cuts before making • If there is no kerf , cut one approximately 1 / 16 in , a compound cut , Practice on scrap wood , deep , Grasp the handle , Turn the saw on with the switch on the arm , Squeeze the switch trigger and , _ WARNING : Make sure the blade guard ist pull the blade forward to make the kerf , lowered and is working properly to preven possible injury , Always raise the clear plastic • Release the switch trigger and let the carriage return to the back . Turn the saw off with the switch guard before changing the bevel or lowering the on the arm but hold the handle until the blade stops blade to avoid damage to the guard , rotating , Adjust the height with the elevating handwheel so the blade will rotate freely in the kerf , , _ WARNING : Keep one hand on the handle until the blade stops rotating to prevent the risk of • Position the workpiece against the fence . Place the injury , pawls and riving knife to clear the workpiece or the fence , whichever is higher , by at least 1 / 4 in . • Put the fence in the front position ( next to the front • Grasp the handle with one hand , With the other table ) and tighten the table clamps , hand , turn the saw on , then hold the workpiece • Check that the control cut device is set for the down and against the fence , If necessary , slightly correct speed for the type of wood and cut you are raise the outer blade guard for clearance . Keep planning , Refer to the chart on the label and adjust your hand well away from the blade . the thumbwheel on the handle accordingly , • Squeeze the switch trigger and pull the blade • If the yoke is not in the cross cut position with the through the workpiece but only far enough to blade parallel to the arm , release the yoke lock complete the cut , Keep your hand on the handle , handle and position the yoke correctly with the yoke even after the cut has been made and the saw pivot latch on the right side of the arm . turned off , until the blade stops rotating , • If the arm is too low or too high , first lift the blade • After completing the cut , move the workpiece to the guard if the arm is too low , and turn the elevating side and turn off the saw with the switch on the handwheel at the front of the table , Set the blade to arm . Release the switch trigger and let the yoke just clear the kerf or table , move back behind the fence , Do not release the handle until the blade stops rotating . • To set the angle of the arm , release the arm lock knob on top of the arm . Use the miter scale above MITERSCALE the column to position it to the desired angle , and YOKE lock the arm lock knob , ARM PIVOTLATCH • To set the blade angle , first raise the plastic lower guard . Release the bevel lock lever , and position YOKELOCK SWITCH the blade with the bevel index lever , • Retighten the bevel lock lever . HANDLE Note : For a 45 ° or 90 ° angle , the bevel index lever BEVELLOCK will seat automatically at the preset positive stop LEVER positions . For any other angle , use the bevel lock lever . CLAMPS BEVELED AND ELEVATING CUT HANDWHEEL Fig , 46 CRAFTSMA _ NRADIALSAW 315.220100 50
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RIP CUT HAZARDS AND PRECAUTIONS SETTING UP A RIP CUT See Figure 47 , Two hazards are specifically associated with rip cutting : outfeed zone and wrong way feed , Note : For ease of set - up , better accuracy , and your safety , do not use the laser guide during any rip cuts , In the outfeed zone ( behind the blade ) , the blade teeth point down . The slightest contact while the blade A precise and safe rip cut requires a careful set up , is still spinning can snag clothing , jewelry , the work - Before setting up for in - rip or out - rip , especially for a piece , or even skin , causing serious personal injury . bevel cut , try the workpiece in both placements . Check for stability , visibility , and control , Test which Wrong way feed occurs when the workpiece contacts will give the best pushstick clearance , the blade from the outfeed side , It is very hazardous and will jerk the workpiece violently , You could be cut Instructions are given for an in - rip cut . At certain if you are holding the workpiece , points , the instructions will vary for a bevel rip cut or an out - rip process and will be enclosed in parenthe - ses ( example ) , Figure 47 shows an out - rip setup . , _ , WARNING : Failure to observe any of these precautions can result in serious injury , • Insert a solid fence with no kerfs . Use an auxiliary fence if the blade will be set only 1 / 2 in . to 2 in , • The first precaution is , of course , simply to stay from the fence , Tighten the table clamps , completely away from the outfeed zone , Keep • If the arm is too low or too high , first lift the blade hands away from the outfeed zone . guard if the arm is too low , and turn the elevating • Point the anti - kickback pawls away from the blade handwheel at the front of the table . Set the blade to teeth to snag a workpiece if the blade grabs , They just clear the kerf or table , should be positioned to rest lightly on the • Change the blade angle if needed . Raise the plastic workpiece . The flat side of the pawls should be lower guard to keep it from jamming , release the level and horizontal . bevel lock lever , and set the bevel indicator to zero , • Set the riving knife to just clear the table , ( For a bevel rip cut , set the bevel indicator to • Set the hold down in front of the blade to just clear the desired angle . ) Test the clearance on the the workpiece , guard , Retighten the bevel lock lever , • Start and finish your cut from the infeed side , • Push the workpiece past the pawls with push - blocks and pushsticks to finish the cut , • If the blade jams , turn the saw off with the switch on the arm , remove the yellow key , and wait for the SWITCH blade to fully stop before freeing it , • Make sure the blade is parallel to the fence and the workpiece is not warped or twisted , • Make sure no pressure is applied to the workpiece on the outfeed side , HOLDDOWN • Make sure the blade guard is lowered and is working properly . • Always set up the workpiece so the wider part of the wood is between the blade and the fence , This stabilizes the workpiece better , • Do not release the workpiece until it has moved past the pawls . Keep pushsticks firmly in place , • Use pushsticks and pushblocks , not your hands , ELEVATING when the trailing edge of the workpiece is within HANDWHEEL 3 in , of the blade . If the blade is set 2 in . or more from the fence , use a pushstick . Use a pushblock and auxiliary fence when the blade is between 2 in , INFEEDFOR and 1 / 2 in , from the fence , ( If the cut is narrower INRIPCUTTING than 1 / 2 in , , use a different saw . ) For large panel rip cuts , use a featherboard instead of pushblocks or pushsticks . See the section on Cutting Aids . Fig , 47 51 rRRFTSMRN _ RADIALSAW 315.220100
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• Put the blade in the in - rip position between the • Keep your other hand on the table and steady the motor and the column . Release the yoke lock workpiece against the fence . Keep that hand at least 8 in . from the blade , handle and pivot the yoke to the left , with the yoke pivot latch on the right side of the arm , ( Use the • If the blade cover does not automatically rise as out - rip position only for rips 12 in . or more in the workpiece moves from the infeed to the out - width ; pivot the yoke to the right so the motor feed side , stop the cut , Turn off the saw and adjust is between the blade and column . ) the blade cover so it rests on the workpiece , • Loosen the carriage lock knob , Place the blade the • When the end of the workpiece is still several right distance from the fence for the cut and lock inches from the blade , pick up the cutting aid you the knob , selected earlier . Push the wood with the pushstick • Cut a kerr . Turn the saw on with the switch on the or pushblock rather than your hand . arm , Lower the blade about 1 / 16 in , into the table to cut a shallow groove , Turn the saw off and remove WARNING : Use a pushstick as the end of the the yellow key , workpiece nears the blade to reduce the risk of injury , • Position the workpiece against the blade , from the front of the table , Lower the hold - down in front of • Push the wood completely through the blade to the the blade to just clear the workpiece , ( For a bevel outfeed , past the pawls , rip cut , place the workpiece directly under the guard rather than beside the blade . ) • When the work is completed , press the switch off and remove the key . • Loosen the pawls and riving knife . Lower the riving knife to the table . Slide the workpiece back and lower the pawls so that one set rests on the work - piece , Lock the riving knife and pawls in place , ( For a bevel rip cut , place the workpiece under the lower set of pawls . ) I _ - I _ RIPCUT • Remove the workpiece from the table , Set the push block , featherboard , or pushstick nearby , SWITCH • Set up table extension ( s ) and supports . , _ WARNING : Never use a person to support workpieces , This can cause kickback and serious injury . Never have someone stand at the ANTI - KICKBACK outfeed side , PAWLS MAKING A RIP CUT See Figure 48 , • Review the Hazards and Precautions page . • Do not make a rip cut without following all the setup INFEEDFOR steps in the previous procedure , OUTRIPCUTTING • After the saw has been set up , insert the yellow key , and turn the saw on with the switch on the arm , Let the blade build up to full speed , • Stand at the infeed side of the blade and out of the line of the workpiece , in case kickback occurs . _ 1 , WARNING : Never stand directly in the line of cut . Stand to the side to reduce the chance of Fig . 48 injury should kickback occur . Start and finish the cut from the infeed side . • With the hand closest to the fence , push the workpiece under the hold down and into the blade , CRAFTSMAN _ RADIALSAW 315.220100 52
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MAKING OTHER CUTS , _ , WARNING : Make sure the blade guard ist lowered and is working properly to preven See Figures 49 - 50 . possible injury . Variations from the basic cuts include cutting long workpieces and non - through cuts . , _ , WARNING : Never put your hands within 3 in . of When making one of the following cuts , follow the the blade when it is on . instructions that apply for the basic cut , depending on the position , shape , and size of the wood . Do not • Make sure the wood does not touch the blade attempt these cuts until you are skilled with the basic before you turn on the saw with the switch on the cuts . arm . Let the blade build up to full speed before it contacts the wood . CUTTING LONG WORKPIECES See Figure 49 . • When the work is completed , press the switch off and remove the key . • Place a support the same height as the saw table nearby for the cut work . SUPPORTLONGWORKPIECES J Fig . 49 53 CRRFTSMRN _ RADIALSAW 315.220100
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NON - THROUGHCUT NON - THROUGH CUTS See Figure 50 . , _ , WARNING : Unplug the saw while removing orh replacing the blade guard , Turn on the saw wit the switch on the arm to confirm the blade is not receiving power . • Remove the blade and blade guard ( see Assembly section ) , • Place a support the same height as the saw table nearby for the cut work . Lower the blade with the elevating handwheel , • Make sure the wood is not touching the blade . Insert the key and turn on the saw , Let the blade build up to full speed before contacting the work - piece , , _ WARNING : Always use pushblocks whenrisk making non - through rip cuts to avoid the of serious injury . Never feed wood with your hands . • When the work is completed , press the switch off and remove the key , Fig . 50 CRRFTSMR _ NRADIALSAW 315.220100 54
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MOUNTING THE LASER GUIDE For Cross Cuts , Miter Cuts , Bevel Cuts , and Compound Cross Cuts : See Figure 51 . Position the workpiece as described in the Operation • Unplug your saw , section . Turn the saw on and position the blade directly behind the fence ; align the laser line with your , _ , WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could mark , result in accidental starting causing possible For Non - Through Cuts : serious personal injury , Position the workpiece as described in the Operation • Remove the blade nut and outer blade washer section , Turn the saw on and align the laser line with from the blade arbor , ( Refer to " Removing the your mark , Blade " in the Assembly section of this operator's ALIGNMENT manual , ) Align the laser line and your mark with the blade . Note : The laser guide replaces the outer blade Once both lines are in alignment , do not move the washer . workpiece until after you have finished cutting , • Position flat surface of laser guide against the Make several practice cuts on different styles and blade . Warning labels are visible when laser guide thickness of material . is mounted properly , Follow the directions below for using your Laser • Secure laser guide using blade nut provided , Guide , • Hold the blade arbor with one wrench and rotate Removing Your Mark : the other blade wrench counterclockwise ( up ) to Position the laser line near the left edge of your mark tighten the blade nut , on the work surface in order to remove the mark , • Refer to " Installing Blade and Blade Guard " in the To Cut Your Mark : Assembly section of this operator's manual for Position the laser line near or over your mark on the replacing the blade guard ( see page 34 ) , work surface in order to cut the mark , To Leave Your Mark : , _ DANGER : Laser radiation . Avoid direct eye Position the laser line near the right edge of your mark contact with light source , on the work surface in order to leave the mark . OPERATION After you have become familiar with using your Laser Guide , you will be able to remove , cut , or leave your See Figure 52 . mark on the work surface , Practice will teach you the The laser guide will generate a red line on the work correct position for aligning the laser line with your surface when the saw blade is spinning above 500 mark , rpm and the motor switch is activated . LASER INNERBLADE WASHER REDLINE ) - BLADE BLADENUT ARBOR Fig . 51 Fig . 52 rRRFTSMR ° NRADIALSAW315 . 220100 55
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CHANGING THE BATTERIES See Figure 53 . • Unplug your saw . LASERGUIDE t ! SUPPORT , _ 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 , button ( UPSIDEDOWNVIEW ) batteries that have a rating of 1,5 volt and 180 mah ( milliampere hour ) minimum ( number 357 series or equivalent ) . KEY When replacing the batteries , the laser guide should be thoroughly cleaned , Use a soft paintbrush or similar device , to remove all sawdust and debris , PLASTIC 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 . BATTERIES 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 oQ GATIVE ( - ) sure to align the key on the laser guide cover with the key slot in the laser guide support . Tighten screws LASERGUIDE t i t KEY securely , SLOT COVER I i 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 , _ DANGER : Laser radiation when open and interlock defeated . AVOID DIRECT EYE EXPOSURE , Fig , 53 CRRFTIMRN _ RADIALSAW315 . 220100 56
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE MOTOR / ELECTRICAL [ ] Frequently vacuum or blow out any sawdust from the work areas . , _ WARNING : When servicing , use only identical Craftsman replacement parts . Use of any other part may create a hazard or cause product _ I _ WARNING : Rfthe power cords are worn , cut , or damage . damaged in any way , have them replaced immediately by a qualified service technician at a Sears store or repair center . Failure to do so , _ WARNmNG : To prevent accidental starting thaturn could cause possible serious personal injury , t could result in serious personal injury . off the saw with the switch on the arm , remove the switch key , and unplug the saw before WARNING : To avoid fire or electrocution , working on the radial saw . reassemble electric parts only with identical Craftsman replacement parts . Reassemble [ ] Remove sawdust from the work area , exactly as originally assembled . inside the blade cover , frequently . [ ] Remove sawdust from and clean the blade guards [ ] Clean plastic parts with a soft damp cloth . Do not use any strong solvents . WARNmNG : Do not at any time let brake fluids , gasoline , petroleum - based products , penetrating oils , etc . contact plastic parts . They contain chemicals that can damage , weaken or destroy plastic . [ ] Check teeth of anti - kickback pawls ; sharpen with fib if needed . [ ] Regularly check all nuts , bolts , screws , and cables for tightness and condition . 57 CRRFT $ _ 4nNRADIALSAW315.220100
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CAUSE SOLUTION Saw does not start . 1 . Motor cord or controPcut cord is 1 . PUugin cord , not pUugged in . 2 . Cord or switch is damaged . 2 . Have the cord or switch re - pUacedat your nearest Sears Service Center . 3 . Circuit fuse is blown . 3 . Replace circuit fuse . 4 . Circuit breaker is tripped . 4 . Reset circuit breaker . 5 . Switch is burned out . 5 . Have the switch replaced and request a voltage check from the power company . 6 . Connections are loose , burned 6 . Have the wiring checked and out , or damaged , repaired . Request voltage check Motor does not reach full speed or 1 . Voltage from source is low . 1 . Request a voltage check from power , the power company . 2 . Circuit is overloaded with other 2 . Test without any other motors appliances or motors , and on different circuit . 3 . Motor windings are burned out . 3 . Have the windings replaced and request a voltage check from the power company . 4 . Fuses or circuit breakers are 4 . Have an electrician replace with wrong size . a 15 amp fuse or circuit breaker . 5 . Extension cord is too long . 5 . Use a shorter cord . 6 . Starter switch is defective . 6 . Have the switch replaced . Motor stalls , blows fuses , or trips 1 . Starter switch is defective . 1 . Have the switch replaced . circuit breakers . 2 . Voltage from source is low . 2 . Request a voltage check from the power company . 3 . Fuses or circuit breakers are 3 . Have an electrician replace with wrong size or defective , a 15 amp fuse or circuit breaker . Motor overheats . 1 . Motor is overloaded . 1 . Request a voltage check from the power company . 2 . Windings are burned out . 2 . Have the windings replaced and request a voltage check from the power company . 3 . Work is being fed too fast . 3 . Feed work slower . _ RRFTSMRN'RADIALSAW 315.220100 58
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PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION Saw vibrates excessiveUy . 1 . BUade is warped , 1 . RepUace the Made , See the removaU procedure in Assembly section , 2 . Saw is not mounted secureUy . 2 . Tighten aH hardware , 3 . Work surface is uneven , 3 . Reposifion on a fiat surface , Adjust the bveHng feet on bgs . Saw is noisy when running , 1 . Motor needs attention , 1 . Have the motor checked at your nearest Sears Service Center . Carriage does not travel smoothly 1 . Track is dirty or sticky . 1 . Clean track . See Installing in track under arm . Carriage Assembly in Assem - bfy section . 2 . Carriage bearings are bad . 2 . Replace carriage bearings . Contact your nearest Sears service center , 3 . Blade or teeth are dull or bent . 3 . Sharpen or replace the blade . See the removal procedure in Assembly section . 4 . Blade is out of alignment . 4 . Use blade alignment proce - dures in Adjustment section . 5 . Board is warped . 5 . Replace the board . Saw stalls when ripping . 1 . Blade or teeth are dull or bent . 1 . Sharpen or replace the blade . See the removal procedure in Assembly section . 2 . Fence is not straight . 2 . Check with square ; sand or replace . 3 . Work is being fed too fast . 3 . Feed work into blade slower . 4 . Wrong blade is being used . 4 . Change the blade . 5 . Column tube is too loose in the 5 . See Adjusting the Column column support . Tube in Assembly section . 6 . Arm is misaligned or loose . 6 . See Setting the Arm Lock HZhee / in the Assembly section . 7 . Yoke is loose on carriage . 7 . See Setting the Yoke Clamp procedure in Assembly section . 8 . Sawdust has accumulated 8 . Remove and clean tables . between tables . 59 CRRFTSMANRADIALSAW315 . 220100
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CAUSE SOLUTION HandwheeU is hard to turn or 1 _ Sawdust has collected on the 1 _ Remove handwheeU ; clean and column binds , elevating shafL Uubricate the shafL 2 _ Column is out of aHgnmenL 2 _ See Adjusting the Column Tube in Assembly section , Saw burns or scores edges of 1 _ Column tube is too Uoosein the 1 _ See Adjusting the Column wood in cut . column support . Tube in Assembly section , 2 . Blade or teeth are bent or dull . 2 . Sharpen or replace the blade . See the removal procedure in Assembly section . 3 . Blade is out of alignment . 3 . Use blade alignment proce - dures in Adjustment section . 4 . Wrong blade is being used . 4 . Change blade . See the removal procedure in Assembly section . 5 . Board is warped . 5 . Replace the board . 6 . Arm is loose or misaligned . 6 . See Setting the Arm Lock V _ Zheeiln the Assembly section . 7 . Yoke is loose on carriage . 7 . See Setting the ' Yoke Clamp procedure in Assembly section . 8 . Arm is out of alignment . 8 . See Aligning Arm for Cross Cuts in Adjustments section . 9 . Work is being fed too fast . 9 . Feed work into blade slower . Bevel cuts are not true . 1 . Bevel lock lever is loose . 1 . See Setting the Bevel Lock Lever in Assembly section . 2 . Blade is not perpendicular to 2 . See Aligning the Blade to the table top . Table in Adjustments section . 3 . Column tube is too loose in the 3 . See Adjusting the Column column support . Tube in Assembly section . 4 . Table top is not parallel to the 4 . See Leveling Table Supports arm . and Leveling the Front Table in the Assembly section . 5 . Yoke is loose on carriage . 5 . See Setting the Yoke Clamp procedure in Assembly section . 6 . Arm is out of alignment . 6 . See Aligning Arm for Cross Cuts in Adjustments section . _ RRFTSMRN RADIALSAW 315.220100 60
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