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Owner's Manual P R 0 F E S S I 10 in . Stationary TABLE SAW Model No . 315.228510 Save this manual for future reference . • Safety CAUTION : Read and follow all • Features Safety Rules and Operating • Assembly Instructions before first use of this product . • Operation • Maintenance Customer Help Line : 1 - 800 - 932 - 3188 • Parts List Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page : www . sears . com / craftsman ® NRTUC 972000 - 526 11 - 98
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW If this I : RRFTSMRN Table Saw 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 . , d _ CAUTION : Carefully read through this entire owner's manual before using your new saw . Pay closeand attention to the Rules For Safe Operation , and all Safety Alert Symbols , including Danger , Warning 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 power tool operation , always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed . We recommend a Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields , available at Sears Retail Stores . • Warranty and Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 • Table Of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 3 • Rules For Safe Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 6 • Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 • Glossary and Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 • Unpacking and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 • Loose Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 11 • Small Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 - 13 • Tools Needed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 • Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 - 16 • Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 - 18 • Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 - 32 Installing Handwheels on Table Saw Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 rRIIFT . $ MAN " TABLESAW315 . 228510 2
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Assembling Leg Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 - 20 Mounting the Leg Stand on the Table Saw Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Assembling Table Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Aligning Table Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Installing the Rear Rail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Installing the Front Rail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Installing the Separator Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 - 24 Assembling Storage Hangers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Installing the Micro - Adjust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 - 25 Aligning Rip Fence and Front Rail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Mounting the Motor and Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Installing the Belt and Belt Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Installing the Blade Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Checking the Throat Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Aligning the Riving Knife with the Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Checking Rip Fence and Blade Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Changing the Motor Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Assembling the Hold Down Clamp on the Miter Gage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 • Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 - 36 Replacing the Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Heeling ( Paralleling ) the Sawblade to Miter Gage Groove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Setting the Bevel Stops and Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Adjusting the Miter Gage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Removing / Replacing the Throat Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 • Basic Operation of the Table Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 - 46 Causes of Kickback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Avoiding Kickback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Cutting Aids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Resetting Thermal Overload Protector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Causes of Overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Types of Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Making a Cross Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 - 41 Making a Rip Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Making a Miter Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Making a Bevel Cross Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 - 43 Making a Bevel Rip Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Making a Compound ( Bevel ) Miter Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Making a Large Panel Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Making a Dado Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Making a Non - Through Cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 • Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 • Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 • Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 - 50 • Exploded View and Repair Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 - 71 • Parts Ordering / Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . back page 3 rRRFTSMIIN " TABLESAW315 . 228510
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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 . MEANING SYMBOL 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 . 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 Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge of the A until you have read thoroughly and understand system and should be performed only by a qualified service technician . For service we suggest you return completely all instructions , safety rules , etc . the tool to your nearest Sears store or repair center . contained in this manual . Failure to comply can Always use original factory replacement parts when result in accidents involving fire , electrical shock , or serious personal injury . Save the owner's servicing . manual and review frequently for continuing safe operation , and instructing others who may use this tool . READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS • KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL . Read the owner's • AINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE . Keep tools sharp and clean for better and safer perfor - manual carefully . Learn the saw's applications mance . Follow instructions for lubricating and and limitations as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool . changing accessories . USE THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB . Do not DO NOT USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRON - force the tool or attachment to do a job it was not MENT , Do not use power tools near gasoline or designed for . Use it only the way it was intended . other flammable liquids , in damp or wet loca - tions , or expose them to rain . Keep the work DRESS PROPERLY . Do not wear loose clothing , area well lit . gloves , neckties , rings , bracelets , or other • • AKE WORKSHOP CHILD - PROOF with jewelry . They can get caught and draw you into moving parts . Rubber gloves and nonslip foot - padlocks and master switches or by removing wear are recommended . Also wear protective starter keys . hair covering to contain long hair . • KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY . All ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WITH visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept a safe distance from work area . Do not let visitors SIDE SHIELDS . Everyday eyeglasses have only impact - resistant lenses ; they are NOT safety contact tool or extension cord while operating . glasses . • KEEP THE WORK AREA CLEAN . Cluttered NEVER STAND ON TOOL . Serious injury could work areas and work benches invite accidents , occur if the tool is tipped or if the blade is unin - DO NOT leave tooJsor pieces of wood on the tentionally contacted . saw while it is in operation . tRRFTSMAH " TABLESAW315 . 228510 4
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION ( Continued ) • DO NOT OVERREACH . Keep proper footing and DO NOT FORCE THE TOOL . it will do the job balance at all times . better and more safely at the rate for which it was designed . SECURE WORK . Use clamps or a vise to hold work when practical . It's safer than using your • NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNAT - hand and frees both hands to operate tool . TENDED . TURN THE POWER OFF . Do not leave tool until it comes to a complete stop . USE THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD . Make sure your extension cord is in good condition . • BEFORE MOUNTING , DISCONNECTING OR Use only a cord heavy enough to carry the REMOUNTING THE MOTOR ; unplug the saw current your product will draw . An undersized and remove the switch key . cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating . A wire gage size WARNING : When servicing , use only identical A ( A . W . G . ) of at least 14 is recommended for an Craftsman replacement parts . Use of any other extension cord 25 feet or less in length . If in parts may create a hazard or cause product doubt , use the next heavier gage . The smaller damage . the gage number , the heavier the cord . NEVER USE THIS TOOL IN AN EXPLOSIVE AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING . Be sure ATMOSPHERE . Normal sparking of the motor switch is off when plugging in . could ignite fumes , m REMOVE WRENCHES AND ADJUSTING MAKE SURE THE WORK AREA HAS AMPLE KEYS . Get in the habit of checking - before LIGHTING to see the work and that no obstruc - turning on tool - that hex keys and adjusting tions will interfere with safe operation BEFORE wrenches are removed from tool . performing any work using this tool . m CHECK DAMAGED PARTS . Before using the DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT tool again , check any damaged parts , including TURN IT ON AND OFF . Have defective switches guards , for proper operation and performance . replaced by a qualified service technician at a Check alignment of moving parts , binding of Sears store or repair center . moving parts , breakage of parts , saw stability , mounting and any other conditions that may GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK by affect its operation . A damaged part must be preventing body contact with grounded surfaces properly repaired or replaced by a qualified such as pipes , radiators , ranges , refrigerator service technician at a Sears store or repair enclosures . center to avoid risk of personal injury . GROUND ALL TOOLS . See Electrical page . USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES . Use the right WEAR A DUST MASK to keep from inhaling fine blade size , style and cutting speed for the particles . material and the type of cut . Blade teeth should point down toward the front of the table . PROTECT YOUR HEARING . Wear hearing protection during extended periods of operation . USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES . Using improper accessories may risk injury . DO NOT OPERATE THIS TOOL WHILE UN - DER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS , ALCOHOL , USE ONLY SEARS REPLACEMENT PARTS . OR ANY MEDICATION . All repairs , whether electrical or mechanical , should be made by a qualified service technician STAY ALERT AND EXERCISE CONTROL . at a Sears store or repair center . Watch what you are doing and use common sense . Do not operate tool when you are tired . • KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in good working Do not rush . order . This includes the blade guard , riving knife , and anti - kickback pawls . • AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS AND HAND POSITIONS where a sudden slip could cause CHECK DIRECTION OF FEED . Feed work into your hand to move into the blade . ALWAYS a blade or cutter against the direction of rotation make sure you have good balance . of the blade or cutter only . • ALWAYS SUPPORT LARGE WORK PIECES DISCONNECT ALL TOOLS . When not in use , while cutting to minimize risk of blade pinching before servicing , or when changing attachments , and kickback . Saw may slip , walk or slide while blades , bits , cutters , etc . , all tools should be cutting large or heavy boards . disconnected from power supply . 5 CRAFTSMAN " TABLESAW 315.228510
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION ( Continued ) GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK . Kickback can ALLOW THE MOTOR TO COME UP TO FULL occur when the blade stalls , driving the work SPEED before starting a cut to avoid blade binding or stalling . piece back toward the operator . It can pull your hand into the blade , resulting in serious personal ALWAYS PUSH THE WORKPIECE ; never pull it injury . Stay out of the blade path and turn switch toward the saw , off immediately if blade binds or stalls . DO NOT FEED THE MATERIAL TOO QUICKLY . • USE A SUPPORT FOR THE SIDES AND BACK Do not force the workpiece against the blade . OF THE SAW TABLE when sawing wide or long workpieces . Use a sturdy " outrigger " support if a ALWAYS TURN OFF SAW before disconnecting table extension is more than 24 inches long and it , to avoid accidental starting when reconnecting is attached to the saw , to prevent tipping . to power supply . NEVER leave the table saw unattended while connected to a power source . • CUT ONLY WOOD , PLASTIC OR WOOD - LIKE MATERIALS . Do not cut metal . BEFORE CHANGING THE SETUP , REMOVING COVERS , GUARDS , OR BLADE ; unplug the • NEVER cut more than one piece at a time . DO saw and remove the switch key . NOT STACK more than one workpiece on the saw table at a time . KEEP TOOL DRY , CLEAN , AND FREE FROM OIL AND GREASE . Always use a clean cloth DO NOT REMOVE THE SAW'S BLADE when cleaning . Never use brake fluids , gasoline , GUARDS . Never operate the saw with any guard petroleum - based products , or any solvents to or cover removed . Make sure all guards are clean tool . operating properly before each use . KEEP BLADES CLEAN , SHARP AND WITH NEVER PERFORM ANY OPERATION FREE - SUFFICIENT SET . Sharp blades minimize HAND . Always place the workpiece to be cut on stalling and kickback . the saw table and position it firmly against the USE ONLY OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORDS . fence as a backstop . Use only extension cords with the marking • USE THE RIP FENCE . Always use a fence or " Acceptable for use with outdoor appliances ; straight edge guide when ripping . store cords indoors while not in use . " Use • BEFORE MAKING A CUT , be sure all adjust - extension cords with an electrical rating not less ments are secure . than the saw's rating . Always disconnect the extension cord from the outlet before disconnect - • BE SURE THE BLADE PATH IS FREE OF ing the product from the extension cord . NAILS . Inspect for and remove all nails from INSPECT TOOL CORDS AND EXTENSION lumber before cutting . • CORDS PERIODICALLY and , if damaged , have • BE SURE THE BLADE CLEARS THE repaired by a qualified service technician at a WORKPIECE . Never start the saw with the blade Sears store or repair center . Stay constantly touching the workpiece . aware of cord location and keep it well away • KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA . from the moving blade . Do not reach underneath work or in blade cutting • DO NOT ABUSE CORD . Never yank cord to path with your hands and fingers for any reason . disconnect it from receptacle . Keep cord from Always turn the power off . heat , oil , and sharp edges . • USE A PUSHBLOCK OR PUSH STICK for _ • SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . Refer to them workpieces so small that your fingers go under frequently and use to instruct other users . If you the blade guard . NEVER TOUCH BLADE or loan someone this toot , loan them these instruc - other moving parts during use , for any reason . tions also . _ k WARNING : Blade coasts after being turned off . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS rRRFlrSMIIN " TABLESAW 315.228510 6
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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 the tool's plug . When using a power tool at a consid - to reduce the risk of electric shock . This tool is 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 power and causing the motor to overheat . Use the codes and ordinances . 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 Underwdter'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 14 surface that is green with or without yellow stripes is Up to 25 feet 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 . _ 1 , 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 Table Saw is powered by a _ 1 _ WARNING : Instructions are given in the precision built electric motor . It should be connected Assembly section for changing the motor voltage to a power supply that is 120 volts , 60 Hz , AC only to 240 volts . Follow them carefully . . . Electrical ( normal household current ) . It should be connected shock can kill . to a 240 volt power supply only if it has been reset according to the instrucUons in this manual . The motor has been set at the factory for 120 volts ; if it is reconnected to operate at 240 volts , all attachment plugs and any receptacles must be replaced with devices rated for 240 volts . Do not operate this tool 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 , double check the power supply . SPEED AND WIRING The no - load speed of your table saw is approximately 3,600 rpm . This speed is not constant and decreases \ under a load or with lower voltage . For voltage , the COVEROF GROUNDED wiring in a shop is as important as the motor's horse - OUTLETBOX power rating . A line intended only for lights cannot properly carry a power tool motor . Wire that is heavy Fig . 1 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 . 7 CRRFTSMRN " TABLESAW 315.228510
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Anti - Kickback Pawls Molding A non - through cut that gives a varied shape to the Toothed safety devices behind the blade designed to workpiece and requires a special blade . stop a workpiece from being kicked back at the operator during a ripping operation . Push Stick Arbor A device used to feed the workpiece through the saw The shaft on which a blade or cutting tool is mounted . blade during narrow cutting operations . It helps keep the operator's hands well away from the blade . Bevel Cut Rabbet A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle other than 90 " to the saw table . A notch in the edge of a workpiece . Resaw Compound Cut A cut with both a miter angle and a bevel angle . A cutting operation to reduce the thickness of the workpiece in order to make thinner pieces . Crosscut Resin A cutting operation made across the grain or the width A sticky , sap - based substance . of the workpiece . Dedo Rip Cut A cut made with the the grain of the workpiece . A non - through cut that gives a square notch or trough ; requires a special blade . Sawblade Path Feetherboard The area directly in line with the blade - - over , under , behind , or in front of it . Also , the workpiece area A device to help guide workpieces during rip cuts . which will be or has been cut by the blade . Freehand ( for table saw ) Set Dangerous practice of making a cut without using rip or miter fences . See Safety Rules . The distance that the tip of the saw blade tooth is bent ( or set ) outward from the face of the blade . Gum Throw - Back A sticky , sap - based residue from wood products . Saw throwing back a workpiece ; similar to kickback . Heel Through Sawing Alignment of the blade . Any cutting operation where the blade extends Kerr completely through the workpiece . The material removed by the blade in a through cut or Trailing End the slot produced by the blade in a non - through cut . The workpiece end last cut by the blade in a rip cut , Kickback A hazard that can occur when blade binds or stalls , Workpiece The item on which the cutting operation is being done . throwing workpiece back toward operator . The surfaces of a workpiece are commonly referred to Leading End as faces , ends , and edges . The end of the workpiece pushed into the cutting tool Worktable first . The surface on which the workpiece rests while Miter Cut performing a cutting operation . A cutting operation made with the miter gage using any angle other than 0 " on the miter gage . Blade Arbor 518 in . Rating 120 / 240 V , 60 Hz - AC only Blade Diameter 10 in . Input 13 / 6.5 Amperes No Load Speed 3,600 RPM Blade " lilt 0 " - 45 " Table Size without table extensions 20 in . x 27 in . Cutting Capacity with Miter at 0 " / Bevel 0 " : 3 - 3 / 8 in . Table Size with table extensions 44 in . x 27 in , Cutting Capacity with Miter at 0 " / Bevel 45 " : 2 - 1 / 4 in . CRAFTSMIIN " TABLE SAW315 . 228510 8
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Your new table saw has been designed to give you • Remove the wax paper covering on the table . Use many years of high quality performance . To insure any ordinary household type grease and spot this goal , proper care and treatment is important . remover . Immediately apply a coat of automotive Careful treatment begins with removing all parts from type paste wax to the table and table exensions . the carton and checking them against the list of loose parts . The long box contains the rails . The large box WARNING : To prevent accidental starting that holds all other parts , which are detailed in the Loose could cause possible serious personal injury , Parts List . assemble all parts to your saw before connecting it to power supply . Saw should never be • Separate the saw and all parts from the packing connected to power supply when you are materials and check each against the packing list , assembling parts , making adjustments , installing especially the small parts that can be hidden in the or removing blades , or when not in use . packing material . Note : Do not discard the packing materials until you WARNING : If any parts are missing , do not A have carefully inspected the saw , identified all operate this tool until the missing parts are parts , and satisfactorily operated your new saw . replaced . Failure to do so could result in possible serious personal injury . WARNING : Never use gasoline , naptha , or other highly volatile solvents . Do not ever let brake fluids , gasoline , petroleum - based products , or penetrating oils contact plastic parts . Such chemicals can weaken or destroy plastic . The following recommended accessories are currently available at Sears Retail Stores . • Fence Guide System • 7 in . Adj . Dado 36 tip • Guide Master • 7 in . Adj . Dado 24 tip • Box Joint & Miter Guide • 7 in . Stack Steel Dado • Universal Jig • 7 in . x 9 / 16 in . Stack Dado • Taper Jig • 7 in . Molding Head Set • 10 in . Sanding Disc • 2 Bit Molding Head Set • 8 in . Sanding Disc • Saw Baskets • Elite Dado • Jointer Clamps • Excalibur Dado • Specialty Throat Plate , _ k WARNING : The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous . 9 CRAFTSMRNT " ABLESAW315 . 228510
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The following items are included with your Table Saw . Figure 2 a A , Table Saw Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 H . Leg Brace , lower ( long ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 B . Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 I . Leg Brace , upper ( short ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 C . Belt Guard ( 2 Piece ) J . Leg Brace , upper ( long ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ( Hardware Shown Separately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 K . Leg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 D . Blade Guard Assembly L . Miter Gage ( some assembly required ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( Hardware Shown Separately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 M . Motor and Switch ( Hardware Shown Separately ) . 1 E . Wrench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 N . Switch Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 F . Handwheel O . Rip Fence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( Hardware Shown Separately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 P . Rail , Front ( Hardware Shown Separately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 G . Leg Brace , lower ( short ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Q . Rail , Rear ( Hardware Shown Separately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 rRBFTSMAN " TABLESAW315 . 228510 I0
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The following items are included with your Table Saw . T X R . Motor Mounting Plate X . Separator Channel ( Hardware Shown Separately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( Hardware Shown Separately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 S . Blade Guard Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Y , Dust Bag ( not shown ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 T . Table Extension ( Hardware Shown Separately ) , . . 2 Z . Owner's Manual ( not shown ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 U . Hangers ( Hardware Shown Separately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 AA . Hardware for Leg Stand , Leveling Feet , and V . Micro Index Gear Rack Mounting Saw Base ( Shown Separately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ( Hardware Shown Separately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 BB . Hardware for Blade Guard Bracket and W . Fine Adjustment Knob Blade Guard Assembly ( Shown Separately ) . . . . . . . . 1 ( Hardware Shown Separately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Check all loose parts from the box with the list on the previous page , the figures below and on the following page . Small items such as fasteners and end caps are shown in figures 2 b and 2 c . Follow the instructions in the Assembly section to assemble your new saw . C . Hardware for Belt Guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 M , Hardware for Mounting Motor and Switch Box hex nut ( # 10 - 24 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Hardware for Mounting Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 flat washer ( # 10 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 hex bolt ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 flat washer ( 5 / 16 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 lock washer ( 5 / 16 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 hex nut ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 F . Hardware for Handwheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 screw ( 3 / 16 - 24 x 1 / 2 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 flat washer ( 3 / 16 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Hardware for Mounting Switch Assembly square head nut ( 1 / 4 - 20 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 screw ( 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 8 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 11 I : RRFT $ 14RNT " ABLESAW315 . 228510
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Check all loose parts from the box with the list on the previous page , the figures below and on the following page . Small items such as fasteners and end caps are shown in figures 2 b and 2 c . Follow the instructions in the Assembly section to assemble your new saw . T . P . Hardware for Rail , Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hardware for Table Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 square head bolt ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 in . . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 hex bolt ( 5 / 16 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 end cap for front rail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 flat washer ( 5 / 16 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 screw ( 5 / 32 - 32 x 1 / 2 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 hex nut ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 hex nut ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 flat washer ( 5 / 16 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 U . Hardware for Hangers O carriage bolts ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 4 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 O o © V , Hardware for Micro Index Gear Rack square head nut ( 1 / 4 - 20 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Q . Hardware For Rail , Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 screw ( 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 8 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 square head bolt ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 flat washer ( 5 / 16 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 hex nut ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 end cap for rear rail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 W , Hardware for Fine Adjustment Knob screw ( 5 / 32 - 32 x 1 / 2 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 screw ( 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 8 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 X . Channel Separator Channel Separator Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 square head bolt ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 hex bolt ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 O © hex nut ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 R , Hardware for Motor Mounting Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 hex bolt ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Fig . 2 b CRRFTSNRW TABLESAW 315.228510 12
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Check all loose parts from the box with the list and figures below and on the previous pages . Small items such as fasteners and end caps are shown in figure 2 c . Follow the instructions in the Assembly section to assemble your new saw . AA . Hardware for Leg Stand , Leveling Feet , and BB . Hardware for Blade Guard Bracket and Blade Mounting Saw Base Guard Assembly Hardware for Leg Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Blade Guard Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 carriage bolt ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 hex bolt ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 flat washer ( 5 / 16 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 lock washer ( 5 / 16 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 hex nut ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Blade Guard Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . f socket head cap screw ( 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 8 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Hardware for Leveling Feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 flat washer ( 1 / 4 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 leveling foot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 flat washer ( 5 / 16 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 hex nut ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Fig . 2 c © © Hardware for Mounting Saw Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 hex bolt ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 flat washer ( 5 / 16 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 hex nut ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 13 CRRFTSHANT " ABLESAW315 . 228510
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Thefollowing tools are needed for assembly and alignment . Note : The five hex keys listed below have been provided with your saw . The remaining tools are typical shop tools and are not included with your saw . SMALL / MEDIUM NUTDRIVER PHILLIPSSCREWDRIVER 8 mm , 10 mm , and12 mm HEXKEYS ( PROVIDED ) and6 mm COMBINA _ ONSQUARE HAMMER 45 ° TRIANGLE WRENCHES : 8 mm , 10 mm , and 12mm ADJUSTABLEWRENCH FRAMINGSQUARE ERnFTSMRH " TABLESAW 315.228510 14
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C B F D G E H B AWARNING , RaisedGuard A CanDropon Spinning Bladeand 10 inch Table Saw Break . 3,100RPM120 / 24V0OLTNSI _ AC01B . 1Y3AII . ! IA , , ToReduceThe RiskofInjury , WARNING : WHEN SERVICING , USE ONLYIDENTICAL CRAFTSMANREPLACEMENTPARTS , GuardMustBe In Place MODEL 315.228510 SEFI . NO . _ i DuringUse . MADE IN TAMAN I I SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , Alignand Tighten • Customer Help Line 1 - 800.932 - 3188 • RivingKnife Fasteners BeforeUse . Fig . 4 a 15 CRRFTSMRN " TABLESAW 315.228510
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WARNING When Mounting an Auxiliary Fence Face , Position Mounting Hardware Beyond Arrow at Right and Left as indicated . Keep Fasteners Away From Blade . I C D A WARNING Do Not Li . ft Saw With Rails Debris on rail can misalign the rip fence . Workpiece or Extension Tables . could bind or suddenly kick back . You could be hit or cut . Clean debris off fence rail before F positioning fence . A WARNING G • Attach Blade Guard Assembly Before Operating this Saw _ " Read Owners / H Turn Clockwlsa to Increase Blade Angle . WARNING • When ripping , use push stick when fence is set For your safety , read owners manuel before 2 Inches or less from blade . operating saw . • When ripping , usa push block and auxllary fence Wear eye protection . Turn Clockwise to Raise when fence is set between 1 / 2 end 2 Inches from Keep blade guard down and In place for through Blade , blade . Do not make rip cuts narrower than 1 / 2 Inch . cuts . • Turn off tool and wait for saw blade to stop before Keep hands out of path of saw blade . moving workplece or changing settings . Do not perform any operation freehand . • Disconnect the saw from the power source before Know how to reduce the risk of kickback . See instructions for ripping . changing blade or servicing . Turn Counterclockwise to • Never reach around or over saw blade . • Do not expose to rain or use in damp places . Lower Blade . Fig . 4 b [ RRFTSMRW TABLE SAW315 . 228510 16
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KNOW YOUR TABLE SAW BLADE ANTI - KICKBACKPAWLS RIP FENCE SEPARATOR REARRAIL TABLE CHANNEL BLAD RIVINGKNIFE ALIGN - A - CUT EXTENSION INSERT OR SPREADER SCALE MITER _ GAGEGROOVE TABLE EXTENSION FRONT RAIL SWITCH MITER WITH KEY GAGE FINE ADJUSTMENT HANDWHEEL KNOB BEVEL SCALE RIP FENCE HANDLE HEIGHT HANDWHEEL HANGER LEVELINGFOOT BELTCOVER BEVEL LOCKHANDLE MOTOR Fig . 5 OVERVIEW For cuts with the blade straight up and cutting across the grain ( cross cuts or miter cuts ) , use the miter gage The upper portion of the blade projects up through the to set the angle and push the wood into the blade . To table , surrounded by an insert called the throat plate . cut with the blade straight up , along the grain of the The height of the blade is set with a handwheel on the wood ( rip cuts ) , use the rip fence to guide the wood . front of the cabinet . To accommodate wide panels , Push smaller pieces with a pushblock or pushstick . the tabletop has extensions on each side . Detailed instructions are provided in the Operation section of To tilt the blade for a bevel cut , use the bevel this manual for the basic cuts : cross cuts , miter cuts , handwheel on the side of the cabinet . A bevel scale bevel cuts , and compound cuts . on the front of the cabinet shows the blade angle . 17 CRRFTSMRN " TABLE SAW315 . 228510
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Inside the cabinet , adjustable positive stops control instructions to reduce risk of injury and ensure the the degree of tilt . best performance from your new saw . Use the miter gage with a bevel cross cut ( compound Before attempting to use your saw , familiarize yourself cut ) and the rip fence with a bevel rip cut . Other cuts with all operating features and safety requirements of require special attachments , which have detailed your Sears Craftsman table saw . The saw's features are described below . ALIGN - A - CUT INSERT - A plastic insert on which MITER GAGE - This gage aligns the wood for a marks may be made to indicate the location of the crosscut . The easy - to - read indicator shows the exact sawcut on the workpiece . angle for a miter cut , with positive stops at 90 " and 45 " . ANTI - KICKBACK PAWLS - Kickback is a hazard in which the workpiece is thrown back toward the MITER GAGE GROOVES - The miter gage rides in operator . The toothed pawls are designed to snag the these grooves on either side of the blade . workpiece to prevent or reduce injury should kickback MITER GAGE HOLD - DOWN - A clamp assembly that Occur . fits onto the miter gage to provide additional stability . BEVEL HANDWHEEL - This handwheel , on the right MITER GAGE KNOB - Located on the miter gage , side of the cabinet , tilts the blade for a bevel cut . this knob locks in the cutting angle after selection . BEVEL SCALE - The easy - to - read scale on the front MOTOR ( 13 / 6,5 AMP ) - The powerful induction motor of the workstand shows the exact blade angle . is 3HP , with capacitor start and V - belt drive , and is BLADE - This saw is provided with a Craftsman 40 housed in a sturdy steel base . tooth , 10 in . carbide tipped blade . The blade is OVERLOAD PROTECTOR - This device switches off adjusted with bevel and height handwheels on the the saw if it overheats . See the Operation section . cabinet . Bevel angles are locked with a handle below RAILS - Front and rear rails provide support for large the front rail . workpieces and the rip fence . RIP FENCE - A sturdy metal fence guides the _ 1 , WARNING : Be sure to use only blades rated for workpiece and is secured with the rip fence handle . at least 5,000 rpm and recommended for use on Grooves run along the top and sides of the rip fence this saw , Check with your nearest Sears retail for use with optional clamps and accessories . store . RIP FENCE FINE ADJUSTMENT KNOB - The knob BLADE COVER - The internal cover contains sawdust on the front of the np fence makes fine adjustments to so it can be directed into the sawdust bag . the desired measurement for precise cutting . Push in the knob and turn to position the rip fence . BLADE GUARD - Always keep the guard down over RIP FENCE HANDLE - The handle on the front of the the blade for through - sawing cuts . rip fence releases the rip fence or locks it in place . BEVEL LOCK HANDLE - This handle , placed just under the worktable surface on the front of the cabi - RIVING KNIFE OR SPREADER - Located directly net , locks the angle setting of the blade . Be sure the behind the blade , it keeps cut edges from binding and handle is hanging straight down before tilting the supports the blade guard . blade . If it is not straight down , it may jam and bend SCALE - Found on the front rail , the easy - to - read the locking bolt . scale provides precise measurements in rip cuts . DUAL VOLTAGE - Your table saw can be set up to SWITCH WITH KEY - Your table saw has an easy operate at 120 voltage or at 240 . Use extreme caution access power switch located below the front rail . The when changing the voltage . yellow switch key must be removed from the hard - DUST BAG - Saw dust can be directed into this ware bag and inserted into the switch before saw can be operated . To lock the switch in the OFF position , detachable bag or into a wet / dry vacuum . remove the switch key from the switch . Place the key HEIGHT HANDWHEEL - Use this handwheel to lower in a location that is inaccessible to children and others and raise the blade for adjustments or replacement . It not qualified to use the tool . is located on the front of the cabinet . TABLE EXTENSIONS - Removable cast iron exten - MICRO - INDEX - A rip fence gear and track that sions , 12 in . by 27 in . , support larger workpieces . provides precise indexing . CRAFTSMAN " TABLE SAW315 . 228510 18
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Assembly is best done in the area where the saw will be used . When you remove the table saw base , loose parts , and hardware from the packing materials , check all items with the loose parts list and drawing . If you are unsure about the description of any part , refer to the drawing . If any parts are missing , delay assembling until you have obtained the missing part ( s ) . INSTALLING HANDWHEELS ON SAW BASE Note : If you mount the saw base on a bench instead of the legs , go to the Assembling Table Exten - See Figure 6 . sions procedure . The bench surface must have [ ] Each handwheel bag contains a metal handwheel , an opening for sawdust to fall through , as large a screw ( 3 / 16 - 24 x 1 / 2 in . ) , and a flat washer ( 3 / 16 as the opening in the bottom of the saw base . A in . ) , height of 36 in . from the top of the saw table to [ ] Align the handwheels to the shaft ends that extend the floor is recommended . from the front and right side of the table sawbase . ASSEMBLING STEEL LEG STAND Match the flat spots on the shaft and inside the See Figures7and8 . handwheel . Insert a screw and a flat washer in the handwheel center and tighten with a 4 mm hex [ ] Take the following hardware from the leg stand key . hardware bag : BEVEL 24 carriage bolts ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 in . ) HANDWHEEL 4 leveling feet 32 flat washers ( 5 / 16 in . ) 32 hex nuts ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) Note : Remaining hardware from this bag is used for mounting leg stand on the table saw base . TABLE [ ] Take 4 legs and 8 braces from loose parts . BABE [ ] Place a short upper brace inside two of the legs , with the legs wide end up . ( Upper braces have two HANDWHEEL large holes in each end . ) Make sure the two posts SCREW on the leg align with the small holes on the brace . WASHER WASHER SHAFTEND Fig . 6 UPPERBRACE HEXNUT CARRIAGE BOLT LOWERBRACE WASHER e LEVELING FOOT Fig . 7 19 rRaFTSNRN ' TABLESAW 315.228510
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• Align the two large holes on the brace and the _ I , WARNING : Do not lift the saw without help . legs . Insert the carriage bolts . Add flat washers The saw base weighs approximately 95 Ibs . Hold and hex nuts and hand tighten . Repeat for the it close to your body . Keep your knees bent and other short upper brace . These are the front and liftwith your legs , not your back . Ignoring these back sets . precautions can result in back injury . • For the side sets , install a long upper brace on two • Place the leg stand on the table saw base . Align legs . Add hardware and finger tighten . Repeat for the holes in the table with the holes in the end the other long upper brace . braces . Make sure the Craftsman label faces the • Use the same steps to install the lower braces . front of the saw which has the height handwheel . Tighten all hex nuts with a 12 rnm wrench . • Place a flat washer on a bolt and insert through • Place a hex nut and flat washer on each leveling hole , Add a flat washer and a hex nut . Hand foot . Install the leveling feet from the bottom of tighten . each leg with the bolts pointing up . Cap with the • Repeat for three remaining holes . Tighten all remaining flat washers and hex nuts but do not hardware with a 12 mm wrench . You may find it tighten . helpful to use one wrench to hold the head of the • Move the leg set to desired location . Adjust the bolt and one to tighten the hex nut . Leave the saw leveling feet with a 12 mm wrench , then tighten the upside down to add the extensions . top hex nut . UPPER BRACE HEXNI LEG STAND FLATWASHER HEXBOLT SAWBASE LEG LOWERBRACE LEGSTANDASSEMBLED Fig . 8 MOUNTING THE LEG STAND ON THE TABLE SAW BASE See Figure 9 . • Take the following from a small hardware bag : 4 hex bolts ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 in . ) 4 hex nuts ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) 8 flat washers ( 5 / 16 in . ) Note : This hardware was in the bag with hardware for assembling the leg stand and leveling feet . • Place the saw table upside down on a smooth surface , such as cardboard , on the floor . Fig . 9 I : RRFTSMR # T " ABLE SAW315 . 228510 20
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ASSEMBLING TABLE EXTENSIONS _ 1 , WARNING : The extensions are very heavy . Do See Figure 10 . not lift the saw table without help . Keep your knees bent and liftwith your legs , not your back . • Locate the table extensions and the small hard - Ignoring these precautions can result in back ware bag with the following : injury . 8 hex bolts ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 4 in . 8 hex nuts ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) ALIGNING TABLE EXTENSIONS 16 flat washers ( 5 / 16 in . ) See Figure 11 . A good alignment allows the rails to slide on easily . _ 1 , WARNING : The table extensions not onlyhelp provide a better cut on the workpiece but • Stand at the front of the saw and line up the front protect you . Serious injury can result from edges of the table and extensions . workpiece binding or kickback due to twisted • To align extensions without damaging the table rails or a misaligned rip fence . saw , put a block of wood at the front of the table where the extension meets the table , and tap the • With the saw upside down , align the extensions block with a hammer . Check and repeat until the with the table with the bevel edges in front . Put a front edges are even . flat washer on each bolt . Attach the extensions to • Lift each extension slightly until it is higher than the the table by inserting the bolts from the direction of table ( if necessary , place a block of wood below the table . and tap upward ) . Center the block over the edges • Slip the remaining flat washers and hex nuts on the and tap it . Recheck the front alignment . If it is bolts . Lightly tighten them with a 12 mm wrench . even , tighten the screws with a 12 mm wrench . • Get help to stand the saw assembly upright using the center saw table . Do not grasp the saw by the BLOCKOF WOOD SAWTABLE extensions . EXTENSION TABLE VIEWED FROM SIDE SAW EXTENSION , BASE TABLEEXTENSIONEDGE SAWTABLEEDGE FORWARD _ lm TAP HERE VIEWED FROM FRONT TAPHERE SAWTABLEEDGE ! TABLEEXTENSION HEX NUT HEX BOLT FLATWASHER Fig . 10 Fig . 11 21 CRRFTSMRTNA * BLESAW315 . 228510
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• At the back of the table , put the square head bolts INSTALLING THE REAR RAIL in the holes in the edge of the table and extensions See Figures 12 , 13 , and 14 . so the bolt heads extend outward 1 / 2 in . • Under the table , loosely attach the flat washers , _ WARNING : Front and rear rails must be and hex nuts onto bolts . Slide the slot on the rear carefully aligned to reduce the risk of kickback , rail over the bolts . Adjust each bolt to fit the rail which can cause serious injury . closely to the table . • From the carton , remove the rear rail and the • Position rail so that the right hand edge extends following hardware : 10 - 1 / 2 in . beyond the table extension . 6 square head bolts ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 in . ) • Push the rail against table and tighten each hex 6 hex nuts ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) nut with a 12 mm wrench . If the rail jams or does 6 flat washers ( 5 / 16 in . ) not slide easily over the bolts , re - align the table extensions . Right and left end caps for rear rail 2 screws ( 5 / 32 - 32 x 1 / 2 in . ) for end caps Note : Make sure there are no gaps between the rail Note : Remaining hardware from this hardware bag is and edge of table or extensions . used for installing the front rail and end caps . • Put the end caps on the rail ends . Insert the screws and tighten with a phillips screwdriver . SQUAREHEAD TABLEEXTENSION SLOTFOR BOLT REARRAIL \ HEX NUT SQUAREHEADBOLT FLATWASHER HEXNUT FLATWASHER Fig . 13 1 _ 1 _ 1n . ! NDCAP SCREW REARRAILINSTALLED Fig . 14 Fig . 12 CRAFTSNANTA ' BLE SAW315 . 228510 22
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INSTALLING THE FRONT RAIL RAILSLOT HEXNUT See Figures 15 , 16 , and 17 . • Locate the front rail , the switch assembly , and the following hardware : 6 square head bolts ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 in . ) 6 flat washers ( 5 / 16 in . ) 6 hex nuts ( 5 / 16o18 ) Right and left end caps for front rail 4 screws ( 5 / 32 - 32 x 1 / 2 in . ) for end caps • Set aside the end caps and four screws until the channel separator and the switch have been installed . FRONTRAIL • Insert the six square head bolts into the table and extensions , so the bolt heads extend out 1 / 2 in . Fig . 16 • Loosely attach a flat washer and a hex nut to each TABLETOP VIEWEDFROMABOVE bolt . See Figure 15 . • The back of the rail has two slots . See Figure 16 , Slide the upper slot over the bolts , ( Bottom slot is for switch . ) • Align the rail left to right - Match the 6 - 7 / 8 in . mark EXTENSION " _ on the right scale to the right edge of the saw base ( main table ) . See Figure 17 . • Snug the rail against table . Finger - tighten each nut on the table and extensions . SCALE _ _ 6 - 7 / 8 I HTSCJ in , MARKRIG FRONTRAIL _ Fig . 17 FRONTRAIL INSTALLING THE SEPARATOR CHANNEL See Figure 18 . The separator channel keeps the front and rear rails HEIGHT HANDWHEEL straight . Separator channel must be properly installed to prevent workpiece from binding . • Locate the separator channel and the following hardware : 4 brackets SQUAREHEAD 4 square head bolts ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 in . ) BOLT _ 8 hex bolts ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 in . ) 12 hex nuts ( 5 / 16 in . ) • Place the brackets on the channel , aligning the holes . Install the hex head bolts in the pair of holes on each bracket . From inside the channel , add a hex nut and finger tighten . • Install the square head bolts in the single slots on the end of each bracket . Add the nuts and partially HEXNUT tighten , leaving a small gap between the bolt and the bracket . FLATWASHER Fig . 15 23 rRRFYSHRN " TABLESAW315 . 228510
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• Slide the square head bolts into the slots from the • On the front at the top of the leg stand , remove one right end of the front and rear rails . of the lower carriage bolts . See Figure 19 . • Slide the separator to the left until it is 5 in . or more • Insert a longer 1 - 1 / 4 in . bolt in a small hanger and from the extension table . install in front leg . Attach the nut from the back and tighten . Repeat for the other small hanger . • Measure the distance from the separator to the extension table at both the front and rear rails and • Install the large hangers on the left side . See adjust to make the distances the same . Figure 19 . • Tighten all nuts on the brackets with a 12 mm INSTALLING THE MICRO - ADJUST wrench . See Figure 20 . SQUAREHEADBOLT The micro - adjust indexes the rip fence . It includes a gear on the rip fence and gear racks mounted to the - HExNUT front rail . _ SEPARATOR Locate the micro - adjust assembly , two racks , and the following hardware : 10 pan head screws ( 10 - 32 x 3 / 8 in . ) 8 square nuts ( 10 - 32 ) _ _ _ _ _ CHANNEL • Hold a rack so the teeth point down and insert the pan head screws from the bottom . Put a square nut on each screw . Finger tighten , leaving a small HEX BOLT HEXNUT gap between the nut and the rack . REARRAIL i \ • Still holding the rack with teeth down , slide the square nuts into the right side of the front slot of the front rail until the end of the rack is near the BRACKET center of the table . • Slide the other gear rack into the front rail from the left until the two racks meet in the middle . Securely FRONTRAIL tighten screws . Fig . 18 Note : The two racks must be touching for the micro - adjust assembly to roll from one gear rack to ASSEMBLING STORAGE HANGERS the other . See Figure 19 . The large hangers are for storing the rip fence and the small hangers are for storing the miter gage . • Locate the storage hangers , and the following hardware : 4 carriage bolts ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 - 1 / 4 in . ) 4 hex nuts ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) SEPARATORI SMALL STORAGEHANGER LARGE STORAGEHANGER Fig . 19 CRAFTSMRTNA " BLESAW315 . 228510 24
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/ f • Insert the two remaining pan head screws into • Remove the rip fence and repeat on the other side holes in the micro - adjust knob bracket , of the blade . When the fence rides smoothly , tighten all rail hex nuts with a 12 mm wrench . • Attach the micro * adjust knob bracket to the bottom of the fence head on the right or the left side of the • Push in the micro - adjust knob and turn it . The gear fence handle . Securely tighten the two screws . on the shaft assembly will engage the rack teeth on the rack and will move the fence assembly left or right . FENCEHEAD • Push down on the rip fence handle to lock the rip fence in place . TO INSTALL INDICATOR ON LEFT SIDE MICRO - ADJUSTKNOBBRACKET ' _ _ SCREWS - " Fig , 21 ALIGNING THE RIP FENCE AND FRONT RAIL See Figures 22 and 23 . The rip fence scale indicator is installed on the right side of the rip fence but can be removed and rein - stalled on the left side if needed . If a cutting operation RIPFENCE requires placing the rip fence on the left side of the blade , and you find relocating the indicator necessary , simply unscrew and re - attach it . FRONTRAIL • Hook the back of the rip fence over the rear rail . Lower the front of the rip fence into the groove on the front rail . See Figure 22 . • Slide the rip fence back and forth . It should move freely with about 1 / 16 in . clearance below the rip fence . If it doesn't , loosen the nuts holding the front RIPFENCEHANDLE Fig . 23 rail and adjust the rail up or down , See Figure 15 . RIP FENCE HOOKOVERREARRAILHERE REARRAIL Fig . 22 25 CRAFrSMAN'TABLSEAW315 . 228510
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MOUNTING THE MOTOR AND SWITCH • Locate the switch assembly , two screws ( 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 8 in . ) and two square nuts ( 1 / 4 - 20 ) . Insert the See Figures 24 , 25 , and 26 . screws from the rear of the switch plate and add • Locate the motor and switch assembly , the motor the square nuts on the front . mounting plate and the following hardware : • Holding the switch to the front , insert and slide the 4 hex bolts ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 in . ) two square nuts into the lower slot of the front rail . 8 flat washers ( 5 / 16 in . ) 4 lock washers ( 5 / 16 in . ) , _ WARNING " Place the switch out of the immedi - 4 hex nuts ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) ate work area to avoid accidentally turning it off 2 hex bolts ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 in . ) during operation . 2 screws ( 1 / 4 - 20 X 3 / 8 in . ) 2 square nuts ( 1 / 4 - 20 ) • Slide the switch assembly to a convenient position , Yellow Switch key leaving ample clearance for the handwheel . Note : Remaining hardware from this bag is used for Tighten securely with a screwdriver . installing the belt guard . • Install the yellow switch key on the switch . See • Release the bevel lock handle ( front of the cabinet ) Figure 51 . and turn the bevel handwheel ( right side of the • Attach the front rail end caps and screws with a cabinet ) until the blade is fully vertical . Retighten phillips screw driver . See Figure 26 . the bevel lock handle . • Align the holes in the motor mounting plate and the \ motor bracket so the top edges are even . Place a FRONTRAIL TABLE flat washer on the four 1 in . bolts and insert them EXTENSION into the holes . • Install a flat washer , a lock washer , and a hex nut on each bolt . Hand tighten only . This is the motor support assembly . • Center the motor side to side on the motor mount - ing plate . Tighten the nuts with a 12 mm wrench . SWITCHSCREW • Insert the two rods on the motor support assembly SWITCH into holes in the cradle . Push the motor in as far as ASSEMBLY it will go . Thread the two hex bolts into the cradle ; OUARENUT to clamp down on the rods . Do not securely tighten bolts yet . MOTORSUPPORT ASSEMBLYROD SWITCHKEY Fig . 25 ENDCAP lin . HEX BOLT MOTOR MOUNTING PLATE BRACKET Fig . 24 26 ( RRFTSMRNT " ABLESAW 315.228510
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INSTALLING THE BELT AND BELT GUARD See Figures 27 and 28 . BELTGUARD • Locate the belt , belt guard , 4 flat washers ( 3 / 16 in . ) and 4 small hex nuts ( 3 / 16 - 24 ) . Locate the dust cover and hardware . • Lower the blade by turning the height handwheel on the front of cabinet . • Slip the belt on the saw pulley inside the saw cabinet . Lift the motor forward and place the belt on , WASHER the motor pulley . • Check that the belt is straight and both pulleys are aligned with each other . If not , adjust the motor on NUT the motor support assembly . Refer to Mounting the Motor . Fig . 28 • Raise the saw blade all the way up . • Pull the motor out until the belt is taut . Securely • Lower the blade by turning the height handwheel . tighten the hex bolts above the rods with a 12 mrn Lift the motor forward and remove the belt . wrench . • Open the hinged belt guard and place it over the • Put your hand around the belt halfway between the motor screws on the motor pulley . Secure with flat two pulleys and squeeze the belt until both sides of washers and hex nuts . Tighten the hex nuts with a the belt touch , The motor should move freely as 10 mm wrench . you squeeze the belt , If it does not , loosen the • Replace the belt and snap the guard closed . clamp screws and readjust the belt tension . • Check clearances by indexing the blade . Release the bevel lock handle on the front of the cabinet SAW and turn the bevel handwheel on the right side of HEX cabinet to 45 " and back . Use the height handwheel to fully lower and raise the blade . MOTOR SUPPORT " ASSEMBLY MOTOR MOTOR PULLEY MOTORSCREW Fig . 27 27 rRIIFTSMRNT " ABLESAW315 . 228510
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INSTALLING THE BLADE GUARD SOCKETHEADCAPSCREWS ( 3 ) BLADEGUARD See Figures 29 , 30 , and 31 , FLATWASHER , _ WARNING : If the blade is not fully lowered , turnt the height handwheel on the front of the cabine to lower the blade to prevent the risk of injury . • Locate the blade guard , the blade guard bracket , and the following hardware : 2 hex bolts ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 in . ) 2 lock washers ( 5 / 16 in . ) BLADE 3 socket head screws ( 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 8 in . ) GUARD 3 flat washers ( 1 / 4 in . ) BRACKET • Align the lower end of the blade guard bracket and the threaded holes of the cradle and insert the two hex bolts and lock washers . Securely tighten with a 12 mm wrench . See Figure 29 . • Remove the throat plate . See Removing / Replac - ing the Throat Plate in the Adjustments section . • Put the blade guard assembly in place on the tabletop , aligning the screwholes in the riving knife to the holes in the blade guard bracket . Align the Fig . 30 hole in the front of the riving knife base with screw hole in the saw table . See Figure 30 . • Insert two socket head screws and two flat wash - Note : The screw hole is located under the slot in back ers in the two holes at the back of the riving knife of the throat plate . base . Securely tighten with a 5 mm hex key . [ ] Insert the third socket head screw and a flat washer into the screw hole in the saw table under CRADLE the throat plate . Securely tighten with a 5 mm hex key . See Figure 31 . BLADE • Replace the throat plate . BRACKET BLADEGUARD SOCKETHEAD CAPSCREW ' _ AN _ - KICKBACK PAWLS HEX FLATWASHER , _ BOLTS LOCKWASHEI _ Fig . 29 Fig . 31 I'IIRFTSNAN " TABLE SAW 315.223510 28
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CHECKING THE THROAT PLATE BLADEGUARD See Figure 32 . , _ CAUTION : The throat plate must be even with cthee table sutrace . If itistoohighortoolow , the workpie can catch on uneven edges and cause kickback . • Make sure the throat plate is flush with the table top . To change the height of the throat plate , loosen the flat head screw that secures the throat plate and adjust the four setscrews on the throat plate with a 2 mm hex BLADE key . Do not allow the throat plate to bow up above the table surface . 2 mm SETSCREWS ( 4 ) Fig . 34 HEXKEY FRAMINGSQUARE THROATPLATE _ 1 _ WARNING : It is important to install and adjust the riving knife correctly . Poor alignment could cause kickback and throw the workpiece at the HEADSCREW operator . The riving knife must be aligned with and centered over the blade . • Raise the blade and the blade guard . • Place a framing square or straightedge beside the , BEVEL HEIGHT HANDWHEEL blade on the left . See Figure 33 . HANDWHEEL • Loosen front screw on riving knife with a 5 mm hex Fig . 32 key . See Figure 34 . ALIGNING RIVINGKNIFEWITH THE BLADE , _ WARNING : Do not loosen the screws holding See Figures33 , 34 , and35 . the riving knife to the blade guard bracket . Unsecured pawls or riving knife could cause _ . WARNING : Make sure the switch is off , the personal injury while you are adjusting the riving switch key is removed , and the saw is knife . unplugged . Failure to do so could result in accidental starting , causing serious injury . • Center riving knife over the blade . See Figure 35 . • Securely tighten screw with a 5 mm hex key . RIVINGKNIFE , FRAMINGSQUARE BLADE VIEWED FROM TOP OF SAW FRAMINGSQUARE WITH RIVING KNIFE SHOWN CENTERED OVER BLADE Fig . 33 9 Fig . 35 29 CRRFTSMRTNA " BLESAW315 . 228510
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MITERGAGEGROOVE CHECKING RIP FENCE AND FRAMING SQUARE BLADE ALIGNMENT See Figures 36 , 37 , and 38 . The rip fence is self - aligning but should be checked before first use . WARNING : Failure to align the rip fence to the blade can cause jams and kickback , resulting in serious personal injury . • Slide the rip fence to the miter gage groove , which is parallel to blade . Do not lock the rip fence . • Place a framing square against the blade , with the long end under the rip fence at the front . See Figure 36 . Note the distance . • Move the square to the back and measure the length from other end of the fence . See Figure 37 . • If the distances are different , loosen the four screws around the rip fence handle with a 6 mm hex key . Alternate the order ( remove the screw ADJUSTMENTSCREWS opposite , not next to the first one ) . See Figure 38 . • Hold the fence handle against the front rail and Fig . 37 align the rip fence with the blade . • Retighten the screws in alternating order and RIP FENCE check the alignment . • Repeat until the rip fence is aligned . ADJUSTMENT ( 4 ) MITERGAGEGROOVE BLADE , RIPFENCE RIP FENCE HANDLE Fig . 38 Note : To insure proper self alignment when position - ing rip fence , push sides of scale indicator housing against front rail before locking rip fence handle . MITERGAGE GROOVE Fig . 36 ( RRFTSNRN ° TABLESAW 315,228510 30
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CHANGING THE MOTOR VOLTAGE GREENGROUNDING BLACKLEAD WIRE See Figures 39 and 40 . BROWNLEAD , _ , WARNING : If you are unfamiliar with the basic fundamentals of electricity do not attempt this procedure . Use a qualified electrician to change the voltage of the saw to avoid electric shock or possibly a fire . Your saw is set at the factory for 120V usage See Figure 39 . Use extreme caution in changing to 240V , CONNECTOR as with any electrical procedure . Check the receptacle . BOXCOVER It must be a 220 - 240V , 15 amp , 3 - blade unit - - con - nected to a 240V AC power supply - - through a 240V branch circuit - - with at least a 15 amp capacity - - and protected by a 15 amp time - delay fuse or circuit breaker . All attachment plugs and any receptacles designed for 120 volt usage must be replaced with 120VOLTWIRING devices rated for 240 volts . , _ WARNING : Never connect the plug to the 2 power source outlet until all assembly steps are completed . Unplug the saw before changing any connections . • Open the motor connector box cover on the end of the motor with a phillips screwddver . Remove the brown motor lead from terminal # 2 and attach it to Fig . 39 the # 3 terminal . GREENGROUNDING Note : The brown lead is not needed in 240V usage . WIRE • Remove the yellow motor lead from terminal # 1 and attach it to terminal # 2 . BROWNLEAD BLACKLEAD • Cut off the 120V power cord plug and replace it with a three - blade 240V , 15 amp U . L . listed plug . • Connect the power cord white and black leads to the " hot " plug blade terminals . • Connect the power cord green grounding wire to the plug ground prong terminal . • Close the motor connector box . Be careful to place CONNECTOR the power cord in the strain relief groove . Tighten BOXCOVER the box cover screws . LEAD • Plug the saw into the appropriate 220 - 240V , 15 amp , 3 - blade receptacle . • Make sure the receptacle is connected to a 240V AC power supply through a 240V branch circuit 240 VOLT WIRING having at least a 15 amp capacity and protected by a time delay fuse or circuit breaker of the correct 3 2 size . Fig . 40 31 ( ; RRFTSNRNTA " BLESAW315 . 228510
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ASSEMBLINGTHE HOLDDOWNCLAMPON THEMITERGAGE See Figures 41 , 42 , and 43 . The miter gage should be used when making cross cuts in the workpiece . The hold down clamp with quick release button helps hold the workpiece against the miter gage for controlled cutting . • Locate the bag with the hold down clamp parts . • Slide the quick release button into the clamp housing aligning the holes for the clamp screw . Note : The quick release button must be oriented with the solid side toward the long body of the clamp housing , as shown . See Figures 41 and42 . QUICKRELEASEBUTTONVIEWEDFROMABOVE CLAMPHOUSING LOCKTAB I SOLIDSIDE Fig . 41 CLAMPSCREW _ • Insert the clamp screw through the clamp housing Fig . 42 and quick release button from the bottom . Thread the round knob on top of the clamp screw . • Install the spring with a screw on the back side of QUICKRELEASE the quick release button . Do not over tighten . BUTTON , • Push the quick release button . The clamp screw HOLDDOWN with knob should drop . CLAMP Note : If the clamp screw does not move freely the quick release button may be oriented incor - rectly , Remove the clamp screw and rollthe quick release button 180 " . Insert the clamp screw and attach knob . • Install the lock tab with a screw next to the quick release button , • Threadthe spacerintothe hole ontop ofthe miter gage base . ; EBASE • Alignthe clamp housing ontop ofthe mitergage knob and the spacer . • Place a washer on each lock knob and attach one Fig . 43 lock knob to the top of the spacer and one lock knob to the top of the miter gage knob . CRAFTSNANT " ABLE SAW 315.228510 32
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To avoid unnecessary setups and adjustments , a good practice is to check your setups carefully with a framing square and make practice cuts in scrap wood before making finish cuts in good workpieces . Do not start any adjustments until you have checked with a square and made test cuts to be sure adjustments are needed . REPLACING THE BLADE See Figures 44 , 45 , and 46 . o . , ooo , , ° o - - / - 1 / A THROATPLATE _ } _ J ) _ 1 , WARNING : Be sure the switch is off , the switch key is removed , and your saw is unplugged . REMOVED _ _ Ignoring this precaution could result in accidental BLADEATHIGHEST / / _ / , f _ l _ ) / / starting and serious injury . . os , . / . 1o1 . • Raise the blade guard and remove the throat plate by loosening the screw at the front with a phillips screwdriver and lifting the front of the throat plate . Pull it out toward the front . • Raise the blade to its highest position by turning the height handwheel clockwise . Angle the blade straight up by loosening the bevel lock handle ( front of the cabinet ) and turning the bevel handwheel . Wedge a piece of scrap wood against the front of the blade . See Figure 44 . BLADEWASHER , • Loosen the blade nut with the blade wrench NEWBLADE , TEETHT ) UT DOWNAT FRON provided with your saw . Remove the blade nut and blade washer . Carefully remove the scrap wood block and blade . • To replace the blade with an accessory blade , use BLADENUT the instructions provided with the accessory . • To install a standard blade , place the new blade on the arbor shaft , with teeth pointing down toward the front of the saw . See Figure 45 . • Wedge a block of wood at the back of the blade . See Figure 46 . BLADEOR O ARB , _ CAUTION : The teeth must point down toward the front of the saw to work properly . Otherwise , damage to the blade , saw , or workpiece can occur . Fig . 45 • Place blade washer and blade nut over blade arbor . Be sure the dome side of blade washer faces out from the blade and that all items are snug against the arbor housing . Tighten securely . SCRAPWOOD • Remove wood and rotate the blade by hand to WEDGEDAT BACK make sure it turns freely . • Lower the blade and slip the throat plate into the opening and push it toward the back of the saw to engage the spring clip . Securely tighten the screw . TO TIGHTEN If the throat plate is not flush with the table , adjust BLADENUT the setscrews with a 2 mm hex key . Do not let the throat plate bow up above the table surface . Fig . 46 33 rRRFTSNRNT'ABLESAW315 . 228510
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BLADEGUARDIS NOTSHOWNFORCLARITY HEELING ( PARALLELING ) THESAWBLADE LTJ TO THE MITERGAGEGROOVE See Figures 47 , 48 and 49 . DO NOT loosen any screws for this adjustment t'l'l _ SQUARE until you have checked with a square and made test cuts to be sure adjustments are necessary , / / _ p _ - - MARKATBACKFRAM , NG Once the screws are loosened , these items must Q _ MITERGAGEGROOVE be reset . _ k WARNING : Make sure the switch is off , switch key is removed and saw is unplugged . Failure to , I do so could result in accidental starting causing serious personal injury . Fig . 48 _ i , WARNING : The sawblade must parallel the miter • Remove the throat plate by loosening the front gage groove so the wood does not bind , resulting screw with a phillips screwdriver . Lift the throat in kickback . You could be hit or cut . plate and pull it out by the front end . • Lower the blade completely with the height • Lift the blade guard . Raise the blade all the way by handwheel . You can then access the table brackets turning the height handwheel . Position the blade through the throat plate opening . straight up with the bevel lock handle and the bevel handwheel . • From the back of the saw , loosen the three screws on the rear table bracket with a 12 mm wrench . See • Mark beside one of the sawblade teeth at the front Figure 49 . of the blade . Place a framing square beside the blade on the mark . Be sure the framing square is • If the blade was too far from the miter gage groove , between the teeth and flat against the blade . move the bracket toward the miter gage groove . Measure the distance to the right miter groove . Tap with a wood block and hammer . • Turn the sawblade so the mark is at the back of the • If the blade was too close to the miter gage groove , saw table . back the bracket away with the block of wood and hammer . • Move the square to the rear and again measure the distance to the right miter gage groove . If the • Tighten the screws , raise the blade and recheck . distances are the same , the blade and the miter SAWTABLEVIEWEDFROMBACKBELOWTABLE gage groove are parallel . REARTABLEBRACKET REARBRACKETSCREW • If the distances measured are different , adjust the table brackets underneath the saw . BLADEGUARDIS NOTSHOWNFORCLARITY • FRAMINGSQUARE REAR FRONT BRACKET © SCREW MITERGAGEGROOVE FRONTTABLE BRACKET Fig . 47 Fig . 49 [ RAFTSMAN " TABLE SAW315 . 228510 34
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• If the blade is not parallel , adjust the front table BEVELLOCK HANDLE bracket . Tilt the blade to 45 " with the bevel lock ( NOTSHOWN ) handle and bevel handwheel . • From the backof the saw , loosen bolts holding the HEIGHT front table bracket , as well as the rear table HANDWHEEL bracket . • Reposition the blade to 90 " with the bevel hand - wheel and bevel lock handle . • Lower the blade and move the brackets as needed . Retighten all bracket screws . SCALE • Raise the blade and recheck . Repeat until the blade is parallel to the miter gage groove . Fig . 50 • Place the throat plate in the opening and push it toward the rear of saw base to engage the spring • If the blade angle is wrong , adjust the 90 " stop clip . ( The keyslot in the throat plate will drop over screw ( left of the blade , looking from the front ) . See the front screw . ) Figure 51 . Start by turning the 90 " stop screw three or four times with a 4 mm hex key . • Tighten the screw . Do not allow the throat plate to bow up above the table surface . • Turn the bevel handwheel clockwise once , then back counterclockwise to square blade with table . SETTING THE BEVEL STOPS AND INDICATOR • Tighten the 90 " stop screw and recheck that the See Figures 50 and51 . blade is square in a 90 " position . If not , repeat . Wait to loosen any screws for the adjustments until When blade is square , check scale indicator . If it is you have checked with a square and made test cuts not at zero , reset scale indicator as before . to be sure adjustments are necessary . Once the Check the 45 ° setting . Tilt the blade with the bevel screws are loosened , these items must be reset . handwheel as far as it will go left . Place the square against the blade ( be sure the square is not against _ k WARNING : Make sure the switch is off , the one of the saw teeth ) . If the blade is not at 45 ° , switch key is removed , and the plug is not in the unscrew the 45 " stop screw ( right of blade ) , turn the outlet . Omitting these steps could allow handwheel until the blade is correct , and tighten the accidental starting , resulting in serious injury . screw . Recheck and repeat if necessary . The bevel scale should show 0 " when the blade is set Check that the scale indicator is at 45 ° . at 90 " and 45 " when blade is at a 45 " tilt . If not , loosen the scale indicator with a screwdriver , adjust it within the slot and retighten the screw . • Raise the blade all the way up by turning the height handwheel . Lift the blade guard . 4 mmHEXKEY • Loosen the bevel lock handle and turn the bevel handwheel clockwise to tilt the blade . See Figure 50 . Reverse it and turn the handwheel counter - 90 " STOPSCREW clockwise until it stops . 45 ° STOPSCREW • Check the blade angle with a combination square . Don't let the square touch a blade tooth . The blade should be at 90 " and the scale indicator at 0 " . Note : The scale indicator is the plastic plate on the scale at the front of the cabinet . • If the scale indicatordoes not point to O ' , loosen the scale indicator with a screwdriver , adjust it within the slot and retighten the screw . Fig . 51 35 CRRFTSNRNTA " BLESAW315 . 228510
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QUICKRELEASE ADJUSTINGTHEMITERGAGE See Figure 521 QUICKRELEASE The miter gage is used in making cross cuts in the STOP DOWNCLAMP workpiece . To use the miter gage at an angle other than 0 " , loosen both lock knobs and pull out the stop pin . Move the miter gage rod to the desired angle . LOCK KNOBS _ I = WARNING : Make sure the switch is off , the switch key is removed and the plug is not in the outlet . Omission of these steps could allow MITERGAGE accidental starting , resulting in serious injury . KNOB • To check for alignment , set the miter gage at 0 ° and plus or minus 45 " by pulling the miter gage stop MITERGAGEROD pin . Adjust the stop screws , if needed . Note : The miter gage provides close accuracy in angled cuts . For very close tolerances , test cuts MITERGAGEBASE are recommended . STOP PIN LOCKNUT • Loosen the lock nut of the 0 ° stop screw at the stop pin with an 8 mm wrench . 45 ° STOPSCREW Fig . 52 • Place a 90 ° square against the miter gage rod and the miter gage base . • Check that the throat plate is even with the table • If the rod is not square , loosen both lock knobs on top . If not , adjust the four comer setscrews with a the top of the miter gage , adjust the rod , and 2 mm hex key . See the procedure in the Assembly tighten the lock knobs . section . • Adjust the 0 ° stop screw until it rests against the • Tighten the throat plate screw . Do not allow the stop pin . Adjust the plus and minus 45 " stop screws throat plate to bow up above the table surface . using a 45 " triangle and the steps above . THROATPLATE SPRINGCLIP • Push the quick release to quickly move the hold down clamp onto the wood you are about to cut . To KEYSLOT prevent the use of the quick release roll the quick SETSCREW ( 4 ) release stop around to the top of the quick release . This prevents the hold down clamp from dropping on your workpiece : REMOVING / REPLACING THE THROAT PLATE / See Figure 531 / TABLETOP _ i , WARNING : Make sure the switch is off , theof switch key is removed , and the plug is out the outlet . Accidental starting could cause serious injury . • Loosen the screw in the throat plate with a phillips screwdriver and liftthe front end . Pull it out toward the front of the saw . • To re - install the throat plate , place it in the opening . Push it toward the rear of the saw base to engage the spring clip . SCREW Note : The keyslot in the throat plate will drop over the Fig . 53 screw . [ RRFTSMRH " TABLESAW 315.228510 36
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BASIC OPERATION OF THE TABLE SAW • To avoid pinching the blade , support the work properly before beginning a cut . A table saw can be used for straight - line cutting • When making a cut , use steady , even pressure . operations such as cross cutting , ripping , mitering , Never force cuts . beveling , compound cutting , and resawing . It can make dado or molding cuts with optional accessories . • Do not cut wet or warped lumber . The three - prong plug must be plugged into a match - • Always hold your workpiece firmly with both hands ing outlet that is properly installed and grounded or with pushsticks . Keep your body in a balanced according to all local codes and ordinances . Improper position to be ready to resist kickback should it connection of the equipment can result in electric occur . Never stand directly in line with the blade . shock . Check with an electrician or service personnel • Use the right type of blade for the cut being made . if you are unsure about proper grounding . Do not CUTI'ING AIDS modify the plug ; if it will not fit the outlet , have the See Figure 54 . correct outlet installed by a qualified electrician . Refer to the Electrical page of this manual . Pushsticks are devices used for safely pushing a workpiece through the blade instead of using your Note : This table saw is designed to cut wood and hands . They can be made in various sizes and wood composition products only . shapes from scrap wood to use in a specific project . CAUSES OF KICKBACK The stick must be narrower than the workpiece , with a Kickback can occur when the blade stalls or binds , 90 " notch in one end and shaping for a grip on the kicking the workpiece back toward you with great other end . force and speed . If your hands are near the sawblade , A pushblock has a handle fastened by recessed they may be jerked loose from the workpiece and may screws from the underside . Use it on non - through contact the blade . Obviously , kickback can cause cuts . serious injury , and it is well wo _ ' th using precautions to avoid the risks . , _ CAUTION : Be sure the screw is recessed to Kickback can be caused by any action that pinches avoid damaging the saw or workpiece . the blade in the wood , such as the following : • Making a cut with incorrect blade depth • Sawing into knots or nails in the workpiece • Twisting the wood while making a cut • Failing to support work PUSHSTICKS • Forcing a cut • Cutting warped or wet lumber • Using the wrong blade for the type of cut • Not following correct operating procedures • Misusing the saw • Failing to use the anti - kickback pawls • Cutting with a dull , gummed - up , or improperly set blade AVOIDING KICKBACK • Always use the correct blade depth setting . The top PUSHBL0CKS Fig . 54 of the blade teeth should clear the workpiece by 1 / 8 in . to 1 / 4 in . A featherboard is a device used to help control the workpiece by guiding it securely against the table or • Inspect the work for knots or nails before beginning fence . Featherboards are especially useful when a cut . Knock out any loose knots with a hammer . ripping small workpieces and for completing non - Never saw into a loose knot or nail . through cuts . The end is angled , with a number of • Always use the rip fence when rip cutting and the short kerfs to give a friction hold on the workpiece . miter gage when cross cutting , This helps prevent Lock it in place on the table with a C - clamp . Test that twisting the wood in the cut . it could resist kickback . • Always use clean , sharp , and properly - set blades . Never make cuts with dull blades . _ k WARNING : Place the featherboard against theck . uncut portion of the workpiece , to avoid kickba 37 CRRFTSMRNT ' ABLE SAW315 . 228510
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RESETTING THE THERMAL OVERLOAD CAUSES OF OVERLOAD PROTECTOR Overload and overheating result from a number of See Figure 55 . sources . Always check the connections , the load and the supply circuit if motor performance is not satisfac - Your table saw is equipped with an overload protector tory . Check wire sizes and length in the chart below . to shut off the saw when a power circuit limit is Refer to the Electrical page and check your work area reached and the motor temperature begins to rise . for problem conditions such as the following : Otherwise , overheating can occur and cause poor performance , machine damage or fire . Be prepared to • Loose or incorrect connections ( see Connecting deal with overload should it occur , first in the immedi - the Motor and Changing the Motor Voltage in the ate situation and then in locating the cause . Assembly section ) If the motor overheats , the overload protector shuts • Wrong type of plug ( use only 3 - prong grounding down the power . Use the steps listed below to restart . type ) or receptacle ( matching receptacle for 3 - • Turn the switch off to eliminate any possibility of prong plug ) the blade restarting when the motor has cooled . • Reduced input voltage ( too small a wire or too Remove any objects , including the workpiece , from many items on the circuit ) contact with the blade to prevent binding when you • Extension cord is too long or wrong type ( use only do restart operation . outdoor extension cords sized by the chart . ) • Using a dull blade or forcing a cutting operation . _ , WARNING : If the overload protector shuts off , immediately turn the saw switch off and remove , _ WARNING : Use the correct cord and plug to anything contacting the blade to prevent the risk prevent overload and motor burnout . of injury . When the motor cools off , it could unexpectedly restart the blade , throwing an object or cutting your hand if you are touching the blade . • Allow time for the motor to cool . You may have to let the motor cool for as long as it had run before the protector shut it down . m While the motor is cooling , refer to the section below to try to determine the reason for overload . Correct the problem before resuming operation . • Press hard on the red button on the end of the motor ( opposite end from the pulley ) . If the motor has cooled enough , you will hear a click . If you do not hear a click , let the motor cool longer . i When you hear the click , the motor has been reset and you can continue your project . EXTENSION CORD AWG WIRE SIZE FOR LENGTH 110 - 120V 220 - 240V MOTORRESETBUTTON Fig . 55 0 - 25 tt 14 18 Note : This motor should be blown out or vacuumed 26 - 50 ft . 12 18 frequently to prevent saw dust build - up which could interfere with motor cooling . CRRFTSMRNTA " BLESAW 315.228510 38
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TYPES OF CUTS See Figure 56 . Q There are six basic cuts : 1 ) the cross cut , 2 ) the rip cut , 3 ) the miter cut , 4 ) the bevel cross cut , 5 ) the CROSSCUT bevel rip cut , and 6 ) the compound ( bevel ) miter cut . All other cuts are combinations of these basic opera - tions . Operating procedures for making each kind of ® cut are given later in this section . _ i , WARNING : Always make sure the blade guarding RIPCUT and anti - kickback pawls are in place and work properly when making these cuts to avoid possible injury . ® Cross cuts are straight 90 ° cuts made across the grain MITERCUT of the workpiece . The wood is fed into the cut at a 90 " angle to the blade , and the blade is vertical . Rip cuts are made with the grain of the wood . To avoid kickback while making a rip cut , make sure one side of the wood rides firmly against the rip fence . ® The rip fence features a micro - adjust knob , which BEVELCROSSCUT allows for precise adjustments of the rip fence and fine tolerances in the woodwork . Miter cuts are made with the wood at any angle to the blade other than 90 " . The blade is vertical Miter cuts ® tend to " creep " away from the miter fence during cutting . This can be controlled by holding the workpiece securely against the miter fence . BEVELRIPCUT , _ WARNING : Always use a push stick with small pieces of wood , and also to finish the cut when ripping a long narrow piece of wood , to prevent ® your hands from getting close to the blade . Bevel cuts are made with an angled blade . Bevel COMPOUND ( BEVEL ) MITERCUT cross cuts are across the wood grain , and bevel rip cuts are with the grain . The rip fence must always be Fig . 56 on the right side of the blade for bevel rip cuts . Compound ( or bevel ) miter cuts are made with an angled blade on wood that is angled to the blade . Be thoroughly familiar with making straight cross cuts , rip cuts , bevel cuts , and miter cuts before trying a com - pound miter cut . , _ WARNING : All blades and cutting accessories must be rated for at least 5,000 rpm to prevent possible injury . 39 [ RRFTSMR ° NTABLESAW315 . 228510
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MAKING A CROSS CUT See Figures 57 , 58 , 59 , and 60 . _ i , WARNING : Make sure the blade guard is lowered over the blade and is working properly to prevent possible injury . It is recommended that you make test cuts on scrap wood . Stand at the front of the saw and push the INSERTSWITCHKEY Fig . 58 wood with the miter gage . • Set blade to the right depth for workpiece by turning height handwheel . • Set the miter gage to 0 ° . See Figure 57 . Make sure miter gage knob is securely tightened . • Place a support the same height as top of saw table behind the saw for cut work . • The miter gage may be used in either of the two Fig . 59 grooves in the table . When using left groove , hold workpiece firmly against the miter gage base with your left hand and grip the knob with your right hand . When using right groove , hold workpiece firmly against the miter gage base with your right hand and grip the knob with your left hand . See Figure 57 . SWITCHOFF Fig . 60 CROSSCUT WHENMITERGAGEIS ON LEFTSIDEOF BLADE PLACERIGHTHANDON MITERGAGEKNOBHERE PLACELEFTHANDON WORKPIECEANDMITER GAGEHERE Fig . 57 r'RAFTSNRNT " ABLESAW315 . 228510 40
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• Checkthat the wood is not touching the blade . , _ WARNING : Make sure the blade guard is Insert switch key and lift switch to ON position . See lowered over the blade and is working properly to Figures 58 and 59 . prevent possible injury . • Let blade obtain full speed before feeding • Remove miter gage and attach rip fence over roils . workpiece into the blade with the miter gage . • Place a support the same height as top of saw • Hold work firmly against miter gage and push miter table behind the saw for cut work . gage to feed work into the blade . • Position rip fence the correct distance from blade • When work is completed , press switch off and for cut . remove switch key . See Figure 60 . • For small pieces of wood , use a pushstick to move MAKING A RIP CUT wood into and past blade . See Figure 61 . • Make sure wood is not touching blade . Insert Making a test cut on scrap wood is highly recom - switch key and lift switch to ON position . Let blade mended . From the front of the saw , position the wood obtain full speed before feeding workpiece into the against the rip fence and push it to the blade with a blade . pushstick . Be sure the end of the wood is square . • When work is completed , press switch off and remove switch key . _ 1 = WARNING : NEVER stand directly in the line of n cut . Stand to the side to reduce dsk of injury . WARNING : NEVER push a small piece of wood n into the blade with your hand . RIPCUT SCALE BLADE RIPFENCE Fig . 61 41 CRIIFTSMRN " TABLE SAW315 . 228510
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MAKING A MITER CUT • Hold work firmly against the miter gage and push to feed work into the blade . See Figure 62 . • When work is completed , press switch off and remove switch key . WARNING : Make sure the blade guard isoperly lowered over the blade and is working pr to MAKING A BEVEL CROSS CUT prevent possible injury . See Figures 63 and 64 . Make a test cut on scrap wood . From the front of the , _ WARNING : Make sure the blade guard is saw , push the wood to the blade with the miter gage . lowered and is working properly to prevent The miter gage may be used in either of the grooves . possible injury . When using the left groove , hold the workpiece firmly against the miter gage base with your left hand and Make a test cut on scrap wood . From the front of the grip the miter gage knob with your right hand . When saw , push the wood to the blade with the miter gage . using the right groove , hold the work piece with your When using the miter gage in the left groove , hold the right hand and the miter gage knob with your left workpiece firmly against the miter gage base with hand . your left hand and grip the miter gage knob with your • Check that the blade is at the correct height for the right hand . When using the right groove , hold the work workpiece . To change the blade height , turn the piece with your right hand . height handwheel . BEVELCROSSCUT • If blade is not at 90 " to the table , loosen bevel lock handle and turn bevel handwheel . Reset bevel lock handle . BLADE • To set the wood angle , loosen miter gage knob , set ANGLED retighten miter gage knob . • Place a support the same height as top of saw table behind the saw for cut work . the angle with the indicat ° r ° n the miter gage ' then _ _ _ _ MIT _ R • Make sure wood is not touching the blade before turning on the saw . Insert switch key and lift _ - _ _ - - - - - - 1 _ ) _ " GAGE switch to ON position . Let the blade obtain full [ _ = I . _ . . . . . - - _ ? _ " _ _ STRAIGHT speed before moving the miter gage to feed the workpieCesiTnRtoA _ " I , G _ LH . bT _ ltBahdLeeA . DMECiTUETR MITERANGLEDGAG _ E _ LLOCK Fig . 63 • Raise rip fence handle and remove rip fence . • Set blade angle by loosening bevel lock handle and turning bevel handwheel until scale on the BEVEL cabinet front reads zero . Retighten bevel lock HANDWHEEL handle . HEIGHT HANDWHEEL Fig . 62 rRRFTSMRWTABLESAW315 . 228510 42
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• Set miter gage to O " if needed . Loosen miter gage • Set blade angle by loosening bevel lock handle knob and use indicator on the miter gage . Re - and turning bevel handwheel . Retighten blade lock handle . tighten miter gage knob . • Place a support the same height as top of saw table behind the saw for cut work . , _ WARNING : When making a bevel rip cut , dthee . rip fence must be on the right side of the bla • Make sure wood is clear of blade before turning on Otherwise the fence could trap the workpiece , saw . Insert switch key and lift switch to ON posi - possibly causing kickback and resulting in injury . tion . Let blade obtain full speed before feeding wood into blade with miter gage . • Attach rip fence on the right side of the blade at • Hold the work firmly against the miter gage and correct distance from blade for cut . Use fine adjust - push the miter gage to feed the work into the blade . ment knob on front rail . • When work is completed , press the switch off and • Place a support the same height as the top of saw removethe key . table behind the saw for the cut work . VIEWEDFROMTHE FRONT , BELOWTHESAWTABLE _ h , WARNING : NEVER stand directly in the line of cut . Stand to the side to reduce the risk of injury HEIGHT BEVELLOCK should kickback occur . HANDWHEEL HANDLE • Make sure wood is clear of the blade before turning on saw . Insert switch key and lift switch to ON position . Let blade obtain full speed before feeding workpiece into the blade . _ i , WARNING : NEVER push a small piece of wood into the blade with your hand . Use a pushstick as the end of the workpiece nears the blade to avoid serious personal injury . • When work is completed , press switch off and remove switch key . BEVELRIPCUT Fig . 64 RIPFENCEON BLADE RIGHTOF BLADE MAKING A BEVEL RIP CUT ANGLED _ : > _ See Figures 64 and 65 . Try this cut on a piece of scrap wood before cutting SCALE % your workpiece , Usa a pushstick to move small pieces of wood into and past the blade . _ I , WARNING : Make sure the blade guard ist lowered and is working properly to preven possible injury . FINE ADJUSTMENT KNOB Fig . 65 43 rRnFTSMRN'TABLESAW 315.228510
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MAKING A COMPOUND ( BEVEL ) MITER CUT n Set blade angle and height by loosening the bevel lock handle and turning the height and bevel See Figure 66 . handwheels . Retighten bevel lock handle . Practice on scrap wood , From the front of the saw , push the wood to the blade with the miter gage , Do • Set wood angle by loosening miter gage knob and setting it to desired angle . not use the rip fence . • Retighten miter gage knob , WARNING : Make sure the blade guard is • Place a support the same height as top of saw lowered over the blade and is working properly to table behind the saw for cut work . prevent possible injury . III Make sure wood is not touching the blade . • Insert switch key and lift switch to ON position , Let , _ WARNING : When the blade is angled to the blade obtain full speed . left , the miter gage must be on the right side of the blade . Otherwise the gage could trap the • Hold work firmly against miter gage with both workpiece , possibly causing kickback and hands and push miter gage to feed work into blade . resulting in injury . • When work is completed , press switch off and remove switch key . COMPOUND ( BEVEL ) MITERCUT PLACERIGHTHAND ONWORKPIECEAND MITERGAGEHERE WHENMITERGAGEIS ON RIGHTSIDEOF BLADE PLACELEFTHANDON MITERGAGEKNOBHERE Fig . 66 [ IlUlFTJEMRN " TABLESAW 315.228510 44
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MAKING A LARGE PANEL CUT • Depending on the shape of panel , use rip fence or See Figure67 , miter gage . If panel is too large to use either rip fence or miter gage , it is toe large for this saw . Make sure the saw is properly secured to a work surface to avoid tipping from the weight of a large WARNING : Never make freehand cuts ( cuts panel . without the miter gage or rip fence ) , which can result in serious injury , _ 1 , WARNING : Make sure the blade guard is lowered over the blade and is working properly to • Make sure wood does not touch blade before you prevent possible injury . turn on saw . Let blade obtain full speed before feeding wood into blade . • Place a support the same height as top of saw • When work is completed , press switch off and table behind the saw for cut work . Add supports to the sides as needed , remove switch key . LARGEPANELCUT RIPFENCE BEVEL HANDWHEEL SUPPORTS HEIGHTHANDWHEEL Fig . 67 45 CRBFTINANT'ABLESAW315 . 228510
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MAKING A DADO CUT MAKING A NON - THROUGH CUT See Figure 68 . See Figure 69 . This is the only type of cut made without the blade An optional dado throat plate is required for this procedure . See the Accessories section of this guard . manual and check with your nearest Sears Retail Store , All blades and dado sets must be rated at least _ i , WARNING : Unplug saw while removing or 5,000 RPM . replacing the blade guard to prevent accidental starting and injury . , _ WARNING : Unplug saw before working around the blade . Accidental starting could cause _ 1 , WARNING : Never put your hands within 3 in . of serious injury . the blade when it is on or you could be seriously hurt . • Take out throat plate by removing the screw . • Lift the blade guard out of the way . • Remove riving knife and blade guard assembly . Remove the blade . • Adjust blade angle and height by releasing bevel lock handle and turning height and bevel • Mount dado blade according to instructions pro - handwheels . Reset bevel lock handle . vided with it . • Remove riving knife and guard assembly as • Test blade nut and blade washer tightness . shown . Take out throat plate by removing the • Install optional dado throat plate . screw with a phillips screwdriver . Be sure to • Plug in saw and follow dado instructions . Always reinstall throat plate before moving to the next use pushsticks with dado cuts . step . • Make sure wood does not touch the blade before • Place a support the same height as top of saw you turn on saw . Let blade obtain full speed before table behind the saw for cut work . Add supports to feeding wood into the blade . the sides as needed . • When work is completed , press switch off and remove switch key . _ b , WARNING : Always use pushsticks or pushb ! ocks when making non - through cuts to • Unplug saw and reverse first five steps . avoid the risk of serious injury , Never feed wood DADOCUT with your hands . PUSHSTICK • Make sure wood is not touching blade . Insert switch key and lift switch to ON position . Let the BLADEGUAR _ blade obtain full speed before feeding workpiece REMOVED into blade . • When the work is completed , reinstall the riving knife and the blade guard . Press the switch off and remove the key . NON - THROUGHCUT Fig . 69
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE MOTOR / ELECTRICAL • Frequently vacuum or blow out any sawdust from the motor . . _ WARNING : When servicing , use only identical Craftsman replacement parts . Use of any other part may create a hazard or cause product _ IL WARNING : If the power cord is worn , cut , or damage . damaged in any way , have it replaced immedi - ately by a qualified service technician at a Sears store or repair center . Failure to do so could _ I , WARNING : To prevent accidental starting that could cause possible serious personal injury , result in serious personal injury . turn off the saw , remove the switch key , and unplug the saw before working on the table saw , _ 1 , WARNING : To avoid fire or electrocution , reassemble electric parts with only identical • Remove sawdust from the rails , top surface , and Craftsman replacement parts . Reassemble inside of saw frequently . exactly as originally assembled . • Clean plastic parts with a soft damp cloth . Do not use any strong solvents . WARNING : 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 . • Periodically clean the table , rails , and rip fence with gum and pitch remover . Do not allow pitch to accumulate on the saw . • Apply a thin coat of paste wax to the table top so the wood slides easily while cutting . • Regularly check all nuts , bolts , screws , and belts for tightness and condition . Make sure the throat plate is in good condition . This saw has been lubricated at the factory prior to shipment . After extended use , you should inspect , clean , and lubricate the areas shown in the drawing . Clean before lubricating with a solvent recommended for gum and pitch removal . Lubricate with SAE no . 20 or no . 30 engine oil . See Figure 70 . • Table brackets . ( a ) • Bevel handwheel rod threads and knuckle . ( b ) • Height handwheel threads and trunnion . ( c ) FRONTOF SAW a . Fig . 70 47 rRRFTSNRN " TABLESAW315 . 228510
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PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION Saw does not start . 1 . Motor cord or wall cord is not 1 . Plug in motor cord or wall cord . plugged in . 2 . Circuit fuse is blown . 2 . Replace circuit fuse . 3 . Reset circuit breaker . 3 . Circuit breaker is tripped . 4 . Have the cord or switch re - 4 . Cord or switch is damaged . placed at your nearest Sears Service Center . Saw is noisy when running . 1 . Motor needs attention . 1 . Have the motor checked at your nearest Sears Service Center . Motor is slow or weak . 1 . Voltage from source is low . 1 . Request a voltage check from the power company . 2 . Windings are burned out or 2 . Have the motor checked at open . your nearest Sears Service Center . 3 . Start switch is defective . 3 . Have the switch replaced . 4 . Circuit is overloaded with 4 . Do not use other appliances or motors on the same circuit appliances , lights , or other motors . when using the saw . 5 . May be wired for 240 volts 5 . Check wiring of the saw with instead of 120 volts . info and diagrams in Changing the motor voltage in the Assembly Section . Motor overheats . 1 . Motoris ovedoaded . 1 , Request a voltage check from the power company . 2 . Dull blade . 2 . Replace the blade . 3 . Sawdust inside saw is blocking 3 . Clean out the saw base . air flow . 1 . Starter switch is defective . Motor stalls , blows fuses , or trips 1 . Have the switch replaced . circuit breakers . 2 . Voltage from source is low . 2 . Request a voltage check from the power company . 3 . Dull blade . 3 . Replace the blade . 4 . Fuses or circuit breakers are 4 . Replace fuses or circuit breakers . wrong size or defective . 5 . Feeding workpiece too rapidly . 5 . Feed workpiece into blade slower . rRAFTSMAH " TABLE SAW315 . 228510 48
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PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION 1 . Motor is overloaded . Fuses or circuit breakers open 1 . Feed work more slowly . frequently . 2 . Fuses or circuit breakers are 2 . Replace fuses or circuit break - ers . wrong size or defective . 3 . Dull blade . 3 . Replace the blade . 4 . Start switch is defective . 4 . Have the switch replaced . Saw vibrates excessively . 1 . Blade is warped . 1 . Replace the blade . 2 . Belt is damaged . 2 . Replace the belt . 3 . Saw is not mounted securely . 3 . Tighten all hardware , 4 . Work surface is uneven . 4 . Reposition on a flat surface . Ad - just the leveling feet on legs . Start switch does not operate . 1 , Switch contacts are burned out . 1 . Have the switch replaced and re - quest a voltage check from the power company . 2 . Capacitor is defective 2 . Have the capacitor replaced . 3 . Connections are loose or dam - 3 . Have the wiring checked and re - aged . paired . Handwheels are hard to turn . 1 . Sawdust has collected on the 1 . Clean and lubricate the mecha - mechanism inside saw . nism . Blade does not lower when turning 1 . Blade lock handle is not fully 1 . Fully release the blade lock height handwheel , released , handle . Mitergagedoesnotmovesmoothly . 1 . Miter gage assembly is dirty or 1 . Releasethe mitergageknoband sticky , wax the miter gage base and sides . Cut binds , burns orstallsmotor when 1 . Blade or teeth are dull . 1 . Sharpen or replace the blade . ripping . 2 . Blade is heeling . 2 . See Heeling the Sawblade in the Adjustments section . 3 . Board is warped . 3 . Replace the board . 4 . Ripfencedoesnotparallelblade . 4 . SeeAligningtheRipFenceinths Assembly section . Saw blade does notcut true at 90 " or 1 , Indicators are not propedy ad - 1 , See Setting the Bevel Stops and 45 " positions . justed . Indicator in the Adjustments sec - tion . 2 . Positive stops inside base are 2 . See Setting the Bevel Stops and not accurate . Indicator in the Adjustments sec - tion . 49 CRRFTSHRN " TABLESAW 315.228510
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i PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION Rip fence does not move smoothly . I . Rip fence is not mounted cor - 1 . Remove and reposition the rip rectly . fence . See Aligning Rip Fence and Front Rail in the Assembly section , 2 . Clean and wax the rails . 2 . Rails are dirty or sticky . I Wood edges away from rip fence 1 . Rip fence is misaligned . 1 . See the Assembly section for Checking Rip Fence and Blade when ripping . Alignment and Aligning Rip Fence and Front Rail procedures . CRAFTSMANT " ABLESAW316 . 228610 50
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CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW - MODEL NO . 315.228510 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet . Always mention the modet number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts . ! I PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE A KEY PART NO . NUMBER DESCRIPTION QUAN . 1 980673 - 001 Knob Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 * * STD551025 * Washer ( 1 / 4 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3 979945 - 001 * Screw ( # 8 - 32 x 1 / 2 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 4 980679 - 001 Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 980677 - 001 Clamp Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 980672 - 001 Miter Gage Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 * * STD551031 * Washer ( 5 / 16 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 979982 - 001 Miter Gage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 * * STD511003 * Screw ( # 10 - 24 x 3 / 6 in , ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 10 979976 - 001 Miter Scale indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 11 979979 - 001 Miter Gage Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 979980 - 001 Stop Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 13 979984 - 001 Shoulder Screw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 14 979981 - 001 Miter Gage Rod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 15 * * STD510807 * Screw ( # 8 - 32 x 5 / 8 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 16 * * STD541008 * Hex Nut ( # 8 - 32 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 17 980675 - 001 Spacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 18 980680 - 001 Clamp Screw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 19 980678 - 001 Lock Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 20 980674 - 001 Quick Release Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 21 980676 - 001 Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Standard Hardware Item - - May Be Pumhased Locally Available From Div . 98 - - Source 980.00 55
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CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW - MODEL NO . 315.228510 I z SAW or when ordering repair parts . I The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet . Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE | : 11 J Z : S 2 3 2 _ p RGUREB
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CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW - MODEL NO . 315,228510 I SAW or when ordering repair parts . The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet . Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE | J PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE B KEY PART NO . NUMBER DESCRIPTION QUAN . 1 979999 - 001 Leveling Foot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 * * STD541031 * Hex Nut ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 3 * * STD551031 * Washer ( 5 / 16 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 4 979995 - 001 Leg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5 979994 - 001 * Carriage Bolt ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 6 979993 - 001 End Brace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 7 979997 - 001 Side Brace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 8 979888 - 001 * Bolt ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 in . Hex Hd . ' ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 9 979996 - 001 Short Leg Brace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 10 979998 - 001 Long Leg Brace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 11 980316 - 001 Logo Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Z s z 0o r - rN Standard Hardware Item - - May Be Purchased Locally * * Available From Div . 98 - - Source 980.00 o
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. . . . . . . . . CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW - MODEL NO . 315.228510 i I The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet . Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE I i l SAW or when ordering repair parts . J _ = 1 ii = = = = mill IIH H rfl 3 ot P _ 11 8 10 O1 12 8 38 13 20 35 23 FIGUREC Ill I P
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CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW - MODEL NO . 315.228510 f - i : 1 - IR M SAW or when ordering repair parts . z I The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet . Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE JI I z , i " - rn PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE C KEY PART KEY PART NO . NUMBER DESCRIPTION QUAN . NO . NUMBER DESCRIPTION QUAN . o Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 21 980595 - 001 Fence End Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 980681 - 00t 22 979965 - 001 Rip Fence Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 979945 - 001 * Screw ( 5 / 32 - 32 x 1 / 2 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 23 980688 - 001 Roll Pin ( 8 x 60 mm ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 * Lock Nut ( 1 / 4 - 20 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 * * STD541425 Lock Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 24 979967 - 001 * Screw ( 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 in . Socket Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . 4 4 979970 - 001 25 980322 - 001 Warning Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 979969 - 001 Lock Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fence Lock Rod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 26 980953 - 001 Fence Adjustment Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 979968 - 001 Rear Fence Slide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 27 980952 - 001 Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 ol 7 979972 - 001 _ D 28 980951 - 001 Bushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 980686 - 001 Mounting Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 * Screw ( 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 29 * * STD512505 9 980687 - 001 Separator Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 30 980949 - 001 Fence Adjusting Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 * Hex Nut ( 5 / 16 - 18 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 10 * * STD541031 Push Nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 31 980948 - 001 * Screw ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 11 * * STD523107 Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 32 980684 - 001 12 979879 - 001 * Screw ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 in . Square Hal . ) . . . . . . . . . . 4 33 980945 - 001 * Screw ( 3 / 16 - 24 x 1 / 2 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 * Washer ( 5 / 32 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 13 * * STD551008 Rear Glide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Scale Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 34 980966 - 001 14 979961 - 001 * Screw ( 5 / 32 - 32 x 3 / 8 in . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fence Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 35 980598 - 001 15 979962 - 001 Front Glide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 36 980965 - 001 Rip Fence Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 16 980683 - 001 37 980685 - 001 Scale Indicator Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 17 979881 - 001 * Screw ( 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 in . Socket Hd . ) . . . . . . . . 4 38 980682 - 001 Rip Fence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fence Handle Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 18 979964 - 001 Fence Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 39 980319 - 001 Cam Sleeve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 19 980964 - 001 Retaining Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 20 980596 - 001 Standard Hardware Item - - May Be Purchased Locally * * Available From Div . 98 - - Source 980.00
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