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Operator's Manual CRAFTSMAN I Amp 71 / 4 - in . Compound Miter Saw with Laser Trac TM Model No . 320.21180 \ c ( _ ) 0s DOUBLE INSULATED â¢ WARRANTY Z _ CAUTION : Read , understand and â¢ SAFETY â¢ UNPACKING follow all Safety Rules and Operating â¢ ADJUSTMENT Instructions in this Manual before using â¢ OPERATION this product . â¢ MAINTENANCE Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A . Visit our Craftsman web site : www . sears . com / craftsman 2 - 1 - 06
I I I I The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers . Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 2 The safety symbols , and the explanations with them , deserve your careful Safety Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 3 attention and understanding . The symbol warnings DO NOT by themselves eliminate any danger . The instructions and warnings they give are no substitutes Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 4 - 11 for proper accident prevention measures . Glossary of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 12 - 13 I Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 14 this manual , including all safety alert symbols such as " DANGER " , " WARNING " Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 15 - 18 and " CAUTION " , BEFORE using this saw . Failure to follow all instructions I Z _ WARNING : BE SURE to read and understand all safety instructions in I I listed below may result in electric shock , fire and / or serious personal injury . Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 19 Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 20 - 24 SYMBOL MEANING Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 24 - 35 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 35 - 38 CAUTION . May be used in conjunction with other symbols or / / _ SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL : Indicates DANGER , WARNING , OR pictographs I Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 39 Repair Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 40 - 42 Failure to obey this safety warning WILL result in death or Sears Repair Parts Phone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover serious injury to yourself or to others . Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire , electric shock I and personal injury . Failure to obey this safety warning CAN result in death or I AWARNING I serious injury to yourself or to others . Always follow the ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN PRODUCT safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire , electric shock I and personal injury . If this Craftsman product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase RETURN ITTOTHE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR PARTS AND REPAIR CENTER OR OTHER Failure to obey this safety warning MAY result in personal CRAFTSMAN OUTLET IN THE UNITED STATES FOR FREE REPAIR I A CAUTION I injury to yourself or others or property damage . Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire , ( or replacement if repair proves impossible ) . I electric shock and personal injury . This warranty does not include expendable parts such as lamps , batteries , bits or blades . DAMAGE PREVENTION AND INFORMATION MESSAGES These inform user of important information and / or instructions that could lead to If this Craftsman product is used for commercial or rental purposes , equipment or other property damage if not followed . Each message is preceded by the this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase . word " NOTE : " as in the example below : This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . NOTE : Equipment and / or property damage may result if these instructions are I not followed . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 I WEAR YOUR / _ WARNING : The operation of any tool with a circular blade can result in foreign objects being thrown into SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS ! your eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Before beginning power tool operation , ALWAYS wear READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS ! safety goggles or safety glasses with side shield and a full - face shield when needed . We recommend a Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shield , available at Sears Stores or other Craftsman Outlets . 2 3 I 2 - 1 - 06 I I I
I I I I I SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR LASERS cont . z WARNING : BE SURE to read and understand all instructions in this I 7 . DO NOT attempt to modify the performance of this laser device in any way . This manual before using the miter saw . Failure to follow all instructions may may result in a dangerous exposure to laser radiation . result in hazardous radiation exposure , electric shock , fire and / or serious 8 . ALWAYS use only the accessories that are recommended by Sears for use with I personal injury . this product . Use of accessories that have been designed for use with other laser SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR LASERS tools could result in serious injury . 9 . For further information regarding lasers , refer to ANSI - Z136 . 1 The STANDARD This miter saw has a built - in laser light . The laser is a Class Ilia and emits output FOR THE SAFE USE OF LASERS , available from the Laser Institute of America power of a maximum 2.5roW and 635 - 665nm wavelengths . These lasers do not ( 407 ) 380 - 1553 . normally present an optical hazard . However , DO NOT stare at the beam as this can cause flash blindness . WORK AREA SAFETY [ : tmJn d [ o ] I CAUTION : The following label is on your tool . 1 . Keep your work area clean and well lit . DO NOT leave tools or wood scraps on It indicates where the saw emits the laser light . the saw while it is in operation . Cluttered workbenches and dark areas invite BE AWARE of the laser light location when using . accidents . Cla _ s Ilia La _ er Product ALWAYS MAKE SURE that any bystanders in the CompItes with 21 CFR p _ rls 1040.10 , ind 1040.11 2 . DO NOT operate power tools in explosive atmospheres , such as in the vicinity of use are made aware of the dangers of AVOID EXPOSURE _ , Laser radiation is emitted through presence of flammable liquids , gases , or dust . Power tools create sparks looking directly into the laser . this aperture which may ignite the dust or fumes . 3 ALWAYS keep bystanders , children and visitors away while operating a z WARNING : LASER LIGHT . LASER RADIATION . Avoid Direct Eye power tool . Distractions can cause you to tose control . Exposure . DO NOT stare into beam . Only turn laser beam on when the saw is on the workpiece . Class Ilia laser . 4 . Make your workshop childproof with padlocks and master switches . Lock tools away when not in use . z WARNING : Use of controls , adjustments or performance of procedures 5 . MAKE SURE the work area has ample lighting so you can see the work and other than those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation that there are no obstructions that will interfere with safe operation BEFORE exposure . using your saw . z WARNING : The use of optical instruments such as , but not limited to , PERSONALSAFETY telescopes or transits to view the laser beam will increase eye hazard . ! . KNOW your power tool . Read the operator's manual carefully . Learn the saw's applications and limitations , as well as the specific potential hazards related to 1 DO NOT remove or deface any product labels . Removing product labels this tool . increases the risk of exposure to laser radiation . 2 . STAY ALERT , watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating 2 The laser beam can be harmful to the eyes . ALWAYS avoid direct eye a power tool . exposure . DO NOT Iook directly into the laser beam output aperture during 3 . DO NOT use tool while tired or under the influence of drugs , alcohol or operation . DO NOT project the laser beam directly into the eyes of others . Turn medication . A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in laser on ONLY when making cuts . serious personal injury . 3 . The laser on the miter saw is not a toy . ALWAYS keep out of the reach of children . The laser light emitted from this device SHOULD NEVER be directed towards 4 . DRESS properly . DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry . Pull back long hair . any person for any reason . Keep your hair , clothing , and gloves away from moving parts . Loose clothing or 4 . BE SURE the laser beam is aimed at a workpiece ( such as wood or rough coated long hair can be caught in moving parts . Air vents often cover moving parts and should also be avoided . surfaces ) that does not have a reflective surface . 5 . DO NOT use on surfaces such as sheet steel that have a shiny , reflective surface . 5 . AVOID accidental starting . Be sure switch is in " OFF " position before plugging in . The shiny surface could reflect the beam back at the operator . Be aware that 6 . REMOVE adjusting keys or blade wrenches before turning the tool " ON " . laser light reflected off of a mirror or any other reflective surfaces can also be A wrench that is left attached to a rotating part of the tool may result in personal dangerous . injury . 6 . ALWAYS turn the laser beam off when not in use . Leaving the tooI on increases 7 DO NOT overreach . Keep proper footing and balance at all times . Proper the risk of someone inadvertently staring into the laser's beam . footing and balance enables better control of the toot in unexpected situations . A CAUTION : ALWAYS follow only the instructions contained in this I manual when using this laser . Use of this feature in any manner other than what appears in this manual may result in a hazardous radiation exposure . I 4 5 I 2 - 1 - 06 I I I
I I I I PERSONAL SAFETY cont . ELECTRICAL SAFETY 8 . ALWAYS SECURE YOUR WORK . Use clamps or a vise to hold work when I practical . It is safer than using your hand and frees both hands to operate tool . WARNING : Do not permit fingers to touch the terminal or plug when I installing or removing the plug from an outlet . 9 . USE SAFETY EQUIPMENT . Always wear eye protection . Dust mask , non - skid I safety shoes , hard hat , or hearing protection must be used for appropriate 1 . Double insulated tools are equipped with a conditions . polarized plug ( one blade is wider than the 10 . NEVER stand on tool . Serious injury could occur if the tool is tipped or if the other ) . This plug will fit in a polarized outlet blade is accidentally contacted . only one way . If the plug does not fit fully in the Coverof @ outlet , reverse the plug . If it still does not fit , Groundedox - TOOL USEANDCARESAFETY contact a qualified electrician to install a Outlet B - - - - - _ . - _ - _ I polarized outlet . Do not change the plug in any z WARNING : BE SURE to read and understand all instructions before I way . operating this saw . Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result 2 . Double insulation [ ] eliminates the need for the in electric shock , fire and / or serious personal injury . I three - wire grounded power cord and grounded power supply system . Applicable only to Class II 1 . ALWAYS use clamps or other practical ways to secure and support the ( double - insulated ) tools . This compound miter workpiece to a stable platform . Holding the work by hand or against your body saw is a double insulated tool . is unstable and may lead to loss of control . 2 . DO NOT force the tool . Use the correct tool and blade for your application . The correct tool and blade wilI do the job better and safer at the rate for which it z WARNING : Double insulation DOES NOT take the place of normal is designed . safety precautions when operating this tool . 3 . DO NOT use the tool if switch does not turn it " On " or " Off " . Any tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired . 3 . BEFORE plugging in the tool , BE SURE that the outlet voltage supplied is within 4 . DISCONNECT the plug from the power source before making any the voltage marked on the tool's data plate . DO NOT use " AC only " rated tools with adjustments , changing accessories or storing the tool . Such preventive a DC power supply . safety measures reduce the risk of starting the tooI accidentally . 4 . AVOID body contact with grounded surfaces , such as pipes , radiators , ranges 5 . NEVER leave the tool running unattended . ALWAYS turn it off . DO NOT and refrigerators . There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is leave until the tool comes to a complete stop . grounded . 6 . STORE idle tools out of the reach of children and other untrained persons . 5 . DO NOT expose power tools to rain or wet conditions or use power tools in Tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users . wet or damp locations . Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock . This tool is intended for indoor use only . 7 . MAINTAIN tools with care . Keep cutting tools sharp and clean . Properly maintained tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier 6 . If operating a power tool in damp locations is unavoidable , ALWAYS USE a to control . Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter to supply power to your tool . ALWAYS WEAR electrician's rubber gloves and footwear in damp conditions . 8 CHECK for misalignment or binding of moving parts , breakage of parts , and any other condition that may affect the tool's operation . If damaged , have 7 . INSPECT tool cords for damage . Have damaged tool cords repaired at a Sears the tool serviced before using . Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained Service Center . BE SURE to stay constantly aware of the cord location and keep it tools . well away from the moving blade . 9 . USE ONLY accessories that are recommended for this tool . Accessories that 8 . DO NOT abuse the cord . NEVER use the cord to carry the tool by or to pull may be suitable for one tool may become hazardous when used on another tool . the plug from the outlet . Keep cord away from heat , oil , sharp edges or moving parts . Replace damaged cords immediately . Damaged cords increase the risk of 10 . NEVER cut metals or masonry products with this tool . This miter saw is designed electric shock . for use ONLY on wood and wood - like products . 11 . KEEP blade guards in place and in good working order . 7 I 2 - 1 - 06 I I I
I I I I EXTENSION CORDS SERVICESAFETY Use a proper extension cord . ONLY use cords listed by Underwriters Laboratories 1 . If any part of this saw is missing or should break , bend , or fail in any way ; ( UL ) . Other extension cords can cause a drop in line voltage , resulting in a loss of or should any electrical component fail to perform properly : SHUT OFF the power and overheating of tool . power switch and remove the saw plug from the power source and have the missing , damaged or failed parts replaced BEFORE resuming operation , For this tool an AWG ( American Wire Gauge ) size of a least 14 - gauge is recommended for an extension cord of 25 - ft . or less in length . Use 12 - gauge for an 2 . Tool service must be performed only at a Sears Parts and Repair Center . extension cord of 50 - ft . Extension cords 100 - ft . or longer are not recommended . Service or maintenance pedormed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury . Remember , a smaller wire gauge size has greater capacity than a larger number ( 14 - gauge wire has more capacity than 16 - gauge wire ; 12 - gauge wire has more 3 . When servicing a tool , use only identical replacement parts . Follownauthorized instructions in the maintenance section of this manual . Use of u capacity than 14 - gauge ) . When in doubt use the smaller number . parts or failure to follow maintenance instructions may create a risk of electric When operating a power tool outdoors , use an outdoor extension cord markedlectric shock or injury " W - A " or " W " . These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of e shock . SAFETY RULES FOR MITER SAWS 1 . Know your power tool . Read operator's manual carefully . Learn the / k CAUTION : Keep the extension cord clear of the working area . Position applications and limitations , as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool . Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock , fire while you are working with a power tool . the cord so that it will not get caught on lumber , tools or other obstructions or serious injury . I 2 . ALWAYS firmly clamp or bolt your miter saw to a secure , stable workbench or AkWARNING : Check extension cords before each use . If damaged I table at approximately hip height . replace immediately . Never use tool with a damaged cord since touching 3 . BE SURE that all adjustments are secure BEFORE making a cut . the damaged area could cause electrical shock , resulting in serious injury . I 4 . ALWAYS make sure that the miter table and saw arm ( bevel function ) are locked in position BEFORE operating your saw . Lock the miter table by securely tightening the miter lock lever . Lock the saw arm ( bevel function ) by securely tightening the bevel lock knob . 5 . USE the hold down clamp ( included ) to secure the workpiece , WHENEVER possible . 6 . BE SURE that the blade path is free of nails . ALWAYS carefully inspect lumber The label on your tool may include the following symbols . and remove all nails BEFORE cutting . V . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Volts 7 . ALWAYS be sure that the blade clears the workpiece . NEVER start the saw A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amps with the blade touching the workpiece . ALWAYS allow the motor to come up Hz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hertz to full speed BEFORE starting a cut . W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Watts 8 . SUPPORT long workpieces when cutting to minimize the risk of blade rain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minutes pinching or kickback . The saw may slip , walk or slide while cutting long or heavy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alternating Current boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Direct Current 9 . NEVER use a length - stop on the free ( scrap end ) of a clamped workpiece , no . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No - load Speed NEVER hold onto or bind the free scrap end of the workpiece in any operation . [ ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class II construction If a work clamp and length stop are used together , THEY MUST BOTH BE . . . / rain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Revolutions or Strokes per minute INSTALLED on the SAME SIDE of the saw table to prevent the saw from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indicates danger , warning caution . catching the loose end and kicking up . It means attention ! Your safety is involved . 10 . NEVER cut more than one piece at a time . DO NOT STACK more than one workpiece on the worktable at a time . 11 . AVOID awkward operations and hand positions where a sudden slip could cause your hand to move into the blade . ALWAYS make sure that you have good balance . NEVER operate your saw on the floor or in a crouched position . 12 . NEVER stand or have any part of your body in line with the path of the blade . 8 9 I 2 - 1 - 06 I I I
I I I I _ AI = I : : TV Rill I : . q I = _ R MITI : : R . _ AW . _ _ nnr SAFETY RULES FOR MITER SAWS cont . 13 . ONLY USE the correct blades . Use the right blade size , style and cutting speed WARNING : use of this product can generate dust containing for the material and the type of cut . DO NOT use blades with incorrect size holes . NEVER use blade washers or blade bolts that are defective or incorrect . The chemicals known to cause cancer birth defects or other reproductive harm . maximum blade capacity for this saw is 71 / 4 - inches . Some examples of these chemicals are : 14 . ALWAYS keep blades clean , sharp and with the sufficient set . Sharp blades â¢ Lead from lead - based paints . minimize stalling and kickback . â¢ Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products . 15 . DO NOT use dull or damaged blades . Bent blades can break easily , or cause â¢ Arsenic and chromium from chemically - treated lumber . kickback . Your risk from these exposures varies , depending upon how often you do 16 . DO NOT remove the saw's blade guards . NEVER operate the saw with any this type of work . To reduce your exposure to these chemicals : guard or cover removed . MAKE SURE that all guards are operating properly â¢ Work in a well - ventilated area . BEFORE each use . â¢ Work with approved safety equipment , such as those dust masks that are 17 . NEVER hand hold a workpiece that is too small to be clamped . ALWAYS specially designed to filter out microscopic particles . keep your hands clear of the " no hands " zone . 18 . NEVER perform any operation freehand . ALWAYS place the workpiece to be ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION cut on the miter saw table and position it firmly against the fence as a backstop . ALWAYS use the fence . / kWARNING : Use of this tool can generate and / or disburse dust , which 19 . NEVER apply lubricants to the blade when it is running . NEVER use solvents to may cause serious and permanent respiratory or other injury . Always use clean plastic parts . Solvents could possibly dissolve or otherwise damage the NIOSH / OSHA approved respiratory protection appropriate for the dust material . exposure . Direct particles away from face and body . 20 . KEEPYOUR HANDS AWAY from the cutting area . DO NOT reach under the material being cut or in the blade's cutting path with your fingers or hand for any 1 . Know your power tool . Read operator's manual carefully . Learn the reason , ALWAYS turn the power off . applications and limitations , as well as the specific potential hazards related I to this tool . Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock , fire or serious / k WARNING : Blade continues to turn after power to saw cuts off . To I injury . avoid possible serious injury , after releasing trigger switch to cut power , 2 . ALWAYS wear safety glasses or eye shields when using this saw . Everyday allow the saw blade to stop rotating BEFORE raising the blade out of the eyeglasses have only impact - resistant lenses ; they are NOT safety glasses . All I workpiece . users and bystanders MUST wear eye protection that conforms to ANSI Z87 . 1 3 . PROTECT your lungs . Wear a face mask or dust mask if the operation is dusty . 21 . NEVER reach behind , under or within three inches of the blade and its 4 . PROTECT your hearing . Wear appropriate personal hearing protection during cutting path with your hands or fingers for any reason . use . Under some conditions and duration of use , noise from this product may 22 . NEVER , for any reason , touch the blade or other moving parts during use . contribute to hearing loss . 23 . DO NOT turn the motor switch on and off rapidly . This could cause the blade 5 . ALL VlSTORS AND BYSTANDERS MUST wear the same safety equipment that to loosen , which could create a hazard . Should this ever occur , stand clear and the operator of the saw wears . allow the saw blade to come to a complete stop . Disconnect the saw from the 6 . INSPECT the tool cords periodically and if damaged have them repaired at your power source and securely tighten the blade bolt . nearest Sears Service Center or other Authorized Service Facility . BE AWARE of the cord location when operating the saw . 24 . ALWAYS turn off the saw before disconnecting it to avoid accidental starting when reconnecting the saw to a power supply . NEVER leave the saw unattended 7 . ALWAYS check the tool for damaged parts . Before further use of the tool , while connected to a power supply . a guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine if it will operate properly and perform its intended function . Check for misalignment 25 . KEEPTHE MOTOR AIR SLOTS clean and free of chips or dust . To avoid motor or binding of moving parts , breakage of parts , and any other condition that may damage , the motor should be blown out or vacuumed frequently to keep sawdust affect the tool's operation . A guard or other part that is damaged should be from interfering with the motor ventilation . properly repaired or replaced at a Sears Service center . 26 . NEVER lift this tool by gripping the cutting handle or the miter fence . This 8 . INSPECT and remove all nails from lumber before sawing . may cause misalignment . ALWAYS carry saw by holding the base or carry 9 . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . Refer to them frequently and use them to by the support bracket / carrying handle after you have locked the saw arm instruct others who may use this tool . If someone borrows this tool , make in the " DOWN " position . sure they have these instructions also . 10 11 I I 2 - 1 - 06 I I
I I I I Arbor Chamfer Cut The revolving shaft on which a blade or cutting tool is mounted . A cut removing a wedge from a block of wood so the end ( or part of the end ) is angled at other than 90 Â° . Arbor Lock Allows the user to stop blade from rotating while tightening or loosening the arbor Ripping or Rip Cut screw during blade replacement or removal . A cutting operation along the length of the workpiece . Freehand Cut Revolutions Per Minute ( RPM ) The number of turns completed by a spinning object in one minute . Performing a cut without using a fence , miter gauge , fixture , work clamp , or other proper device to keep the workpiece from twisting or moving during the cut . No Hands Zone The area between the marked lines on the left and right side of the miter table base . Through Sawing This zone is identified by no hands zone symbols inside the marked lines on the Any cutting operation where the blade extends completely through the thickness of miter table base . the workpiece . Throat Plate Non - Through Cuts A plastic throat plate inserted in the miter saw's table that allows for blade clearance . Any cutting operation where the blade does not extend completely through the thickness of the workpiece . Saw Blade Path Kerf The area over , under , behind or in front of the blade , as it applies to the workpiece . That area which will be or has been cut by the blade . The material removed by the blade in a through cut or the slot produced by the blade in a non - through or partial cut . Set Kickback Tile distance that the saw blade tooth is bent ( or set ) outward from the face of the blade . A hazard that can occur when the blade binds or stalls , throwing the workpiece back toward operator . Miter Cut A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle other than 90 Â° to the fence . Workpiece or Material The item on which the cutting operation is being done . The surfaces of a workpiece Compound Miter Cut are commonly referred to as faces , ends and edges . A compound miter cut is a cut made using a miter angle and a bevel angle at the same time . Gum A sticky , sap - based residue from wood products . Cross cut Resin A cutting or shaping operation made against the grain of the workpiece . A sticky , sap - based substance that has hardened . Bevel Cut A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle other than 90 Â° to the miter table . Dado Cut A non - through cut which produces a square - sided notch or trough in the workpiece ( requires special blade ) . 13 12 I 2 - 1 - 06 I I I
I I I I I KNOWYOUR MITER SAW ( Fig . la & lb ) / kWARNING : Your saw should NEVER be connected to the power source I II when you are assembling parts , making adjustments , installing or removing NOTE : Before attempting to use your saw , familiarize yourself with all of the blades , cleaning or when it is not in use . Disconnecting the saw will prevent operating features and safety requirements . I accidental starting , which could cause serious personal injury . I 1 . Open the carton and remove the saw by lifting it out by its base , with a hand on Your miter saw has a precision - built electric motor and it should only be connected each side . IMPORTANT : DO NOT LIFTTHE MITER SAW by the cutting handle as to a 120 - volt , 60 - Hz AC ONLY power supply ( normal household current ) . DO NOT this wilt cause misalignment of the saw arm to the saw base . ALWAYS lift and operate on direct current ( DC ) . The large voltage drop would cause a loss of power carry ( transport ) the miter saw by its basel There is also a support bracket / carrying and the motor would overheat . If the saw does not operate when plugged into correct handle on back of the saw ( Page 17 Fig . Ib ) which can also be used in transporting 120 - volt , 60 - Hz AC ONLY outlet , check the power supply . The saw comes with a 6 - ft . the saw . Pull the support bracket / carrying handle our as far as it will extend and power cord ( no adapter needed ) . use to carry saw . This Compound Miter Finishing Saw has the following features : 2 . After lifting saw out of the carton , place it on a flat stable work surface with 1.9.0 Amp , 5000 RPM ( no - load speed ) motor . Provides power and torque for fast , sufficient space to inspect your saw . 90 Â° cross cuts , 45 Â° miter , bevel and compound cuts in decorative wood moldings 3 . The miter saw has been shipped with the saw arm locked in the DOWN position . such as chair rail cove , shoe and baseboard , and cuts 2 X 4 ' s with ease . To release the saw arm , hold down slightly on the top of the saw arm and pull out the locking pin ( see illustration below ) . The saw arm is spring operated , so hold the 2 . Easy - to - read bevel and miter scales . Positive miter stops at 0 Â° , 15 Â° , 22.5 Â° , 30 Â° , arm and let it raise slowly . The saw arm will pull up on its own and stay in the up and 45 Â° left and right for exact miter cuts . position to allow for easy placement of material in the cutting area . When saw is 3 . Ergonomically designed handle with molded - in comfort grip for maximum not in use , saw arm should be locked in the down position . control and comfortable hand support when cutting . 4 . To lock the saw arm for transporting and storage , press and hold down the saw 4 . Includes Craftsman Â® 71 / 4 - in . , 40 tooth , thin kerf steel blade , Carbide tipped arm to the lowest position , then push locking pin back in . for smooth cutting in all woods and wood base materials . 5 / 8 - in arbor . 5 . Inspect the saw carefully to make sure that no breakage or damage has occurred Arbor lock for quick , easy blade changes . during shipping . 5 . Die - cast aluminum upper blade guard , table , fence and base are lightweight 6 . Check to make certain all parts are accounted for ( refer to illustration below ) . If any and durable . Saw weighs only 16 - Ibs . , one of the lightest , most compact miter of the items listed are missing , or any breakage or damage has occurred , return saws on the market . the saw to your nearest Sears store or Craftsman outlet to have the saw replaced . I 6 . Durable high - impact plastic lower blade guard allows view of workpiece and WARNING : if any parts are broken or missing , DO NOT attempt to I laser cutting line . assemble the miter saw , plug in the power cord , or operate saw until the 7 . Sawdust ejection port hooks up to dust bag ( included ) or a 11 / 4 - in . hose adapter broken or missing parts are replaced . Failure to do so could result in for a wetldry vac ( sold separately ) . I possible serious injury . 8 . Easy - to - use knob and lever for quick miter , bevel and compound miter adjustments , no tools needed . CARTON CONTENTS / LOOSE PARTS LIST 9 . Project ruler etched on right fence for quick reference ; 1 to 7 inches in Locking 118 - in increments . Dust Bag Pin 10 . Permanently lubricated 100 % ball bearings for long toot life and smooth operation . I AWARNING : DO NOT allow familiarity with your saw to make you I careless . Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious injury . I 11 . Saw arm locking pin locks saw arm in DOWN position when pushed in . Pull locking pin out to release saw arm . 12 . Arbor lock button stops arbor from rotating for easy blade changes . Saw with Blade 14 15 I 2 - 1 - 06 I I I
I I I I KNOWYOUR MITER SAW ( Fig . la and lb ) cont . KNOWYOUR MITER SAW ( Fig . la and lb ) cont . Fig . I b Laser Fig . la On / Off Salty Switch Laser Lock - off On / Off Bu _ on Cutting Handle On / Off Switch I / Trigger Switch / Laser Upper \ i Battery Blade Compartment Guard Dust Bag Arbor \ \ \ ) n / Off Guard , \ Trigger Dust Switch Ejection Brushes Port Saw Arm Brushes i Motor I Arbor Hold Housing 9 - Amp Lock Button Down Motor Clamp Lower Blade Guard Locking Pin Fence Locking Hold Project Hold Down Bott Down Ruler on Clamp Mounting Hole Fence Miter Miter " _ _ Integrated Clamp / Table Table Mounting Locking Hole Locking Saw Arm / Lever Lever Chop Pivot Bevel Fence Angle Scale Locking \ Bott Bevel Lock Knob \ \ Support Brackeb'Carry Handle Bevel Adjusting Screw Position Laser on the Cut Line Label / Throat Miter Type of Angle Setting Maximum Miter Supply power 120V , 60Hz / Plate Angle Miter Angte cut Miter Bevel Thickness Width No - Hands indicator Rated current 9A J Table Scale Zone Symbol Saw Laser [ 5000RPM + 10 % No load speed Cross cut 0 Â° 0 Â° 2 - in . 41 / 4 - in . Mounting / Caution Saw Saw blade size 71 / 4 - inx 5 / 8 - in . x Miter cut 45 Â° 0 Â° 2 - in . 41 / 4 - in . 1 / 16 - in . 40T with All - Cast Atuminum Holes Bevel cut 0 Â° 45 Â° 11 / 2 - in . 4 - in . 45 Â° left to Construction Miter angle 45 Â° right Holes Miter Table Frame @ Label Mounting Compound 45 Â° 45 Â° 11 / 2 - in . 31 / 2 - in . 45 Â° left to 0 Â° cut Bevel angle NOTE : Cutting specifications will vary by the blade type used , actual lumber size , and compound miter saw . All dimensions are approximate . 16 17 I I 2 - 1 - 06 I I
I I I I 24 in MOUNTING THE MITER SAW KNOWYOUR MITER SAW ( Fig . la and lb ) cont . I3 _ in TO WORK SURFACE ( Fig . 2 and 2a ) Laser On / Off Switch To prevent your miter saw from sliding , I I To turn on laser , push the laser switch to ' On " failing or tipping during operation , the 15 _ 8 _ , , On / Off Trigger Switch and Safety Lock - Off Button . . _ Fig . 2 . _ saw must be permanently mounted to I To turn on saw , push safety lock button in with thumb while squeezing the On / Off a firm , stable supporting surface , such _ 8 ' _ n Trigger Switch located under the handle ( Fig . lb ) . To shut off saw , simply as a workbench or piece of plywood . 7 _ / 4r , release both . _ - 7 / 16in Diam Hole Four bolt holes have been provided in I | I / / the saw base ( one in each corner ) for Easy - to - read miter and bevel scales : / mounting purposes Each of these four I Miter angle scale marked in 1 / 2 Â° increments , emphasis on every 5 Â° , from 0 Â° to 45 Â° left mounting holes should be securely bolted 5 _ 8 , _ and right . Positive miter stops at 0 Â° , 15 Â° , 22.5 Â° , 30 Â° , and 45 Â° for exact cuts . us ng 3 / 8 - n . mach ne bots , ock washers Bevel angle scale marked in 1 Â° increments , emphasis on every 5 Â° , from 0 Â° to 45 Â° left and hex nuts ( not included ) . Bolts should with 33.9 Â° marked . 24 in be long enough to fit through the saw Miter Table Locking Lever base , lock washers , hex nuts and the The miter table locking lever locks the saw table at the desired miter angle , 0 Â° to 45 Â° thickness of the workbench or plywood . Fig . 2a left or right . The table turns left or right by releasing the miter lock lever and moving Tighten all four bolts securely . Position the the base of the cutting assembly ( which moves the miter table ) while holding the saw and workbench to allow adequate miter table frame secure . room for crosscutting long workpieces . The hole pattern for an 18 - in . x 24 - in . workbench Bevel Lock Knob is shown in Fig . 2 . Carefully check the The bevel lock knob securely locks your compound miter saw at the desired bevel workbench after mounting the saw to make angles . To loosen the knob , turn counterclockwise and tilt the saw head to set to the sure that no movement can occur during use . desired angle as shown on the bevel scale . The blade can be positioned at any angle , If any tipping , sliding or walking is noted , from a 90 Â° straight cut ( 0 Â° on the scale ) to a 45 Â° left bevel ( Fig . lb ) . Tighten the bevel secure the workbench to the floor before lock knob to secure the saw head . operating . If mounting miter saw to plywood , be sure to clamp plywood to worktable or bench or place plywood on a flat stable surface before operating saw Fig . 2a . Miter Fence The miter fence is in two pieces , with a numbered ruler on the right side and a slightly taller left side for additional support . Hold the workpiece securely against the CAUTION : To reduce the risk of injury , always unplug tool before miter fence when making all cuts . Use the hold down clamp to secure the workpiece attaching or removing accessories or making adjustments . Use only I whenever possible . specifically recommended accessories . Others may he hazardous . Self - Retracting Lower Blade Guard SAWDUST EJECTION PORT The lower blade guard is made of shock - resistant , see - through plastic and it provides Fig . 3 protection from each side of the blade . It retracts over the upper blade guard as the This miter saw comes with a dust bag to help you blade is lowered into the workpiece . keep the work area clean . The dust bag is ideal for Dust smaller jobs . Hold Down Clamp Ejection Use a 1V4 - in . vac hose adapter ( available at Sears Port Mounts on left or right side offence to securely clamp workpiece . stores and other Craftsman outlets ) to hook up Carrying Handle / Support Bracket your saw to a wet / dry vac ( sold separately ) . Use to carry and transport saw . Also stabilizes the saw ( front to back ) on flat surface . To install dust bag squeeze the metal collar wings located at the opening of the dust bag . Place the dust bag neck opening around the sawdust ejection port ( located on saw arm , behind upper blade guard ) ( Fig . 3 ) and then release the metal collar wings . ( Fig . 3a ) . Bag 18 19 I 2 - 1 - 06 I I I
I I I I SQUARING THE BLADE TO SQUARING THE BLADE TO THE Fig . 4 THE FENCE ( Fig . 4 ) MITERTABLE 0 Â° Bevel , 0 Â° Miter Fig . 6 ( Fig . 6 ) / k WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could result in unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing I z WARNING : Failure to serious injury . accidental starting causing serious injury . 1 . Set the bevet and miter angles to 0 Â° degrees . 1 . Set the bevel and miter angle 2 . Lower and lock the saw arm into scales to 0 Â° and lock in place . the " DOWN " position . 2 . Lower and lock the saw arm into 3 . Using a square , lay the heel of the " DOWN " position . Blade 90 Â° Square to Miter Table the square against the blade , 3 . Fence Place a combination square on the and the rule of the square Locking miter table with the rule against the BevelLock Knob against the fence . Bolts Hex table and heel of the square Bevel Angle Key Screw A against the saw blade . Support Bracket / square against the body of the NOTE : Be sure to rest the Carrying blade and not against the teeth Handle I NOTE : Be sure to rest the square against the body of the of the blade , / blade and not against the teeth of the blade . 4 . If the blade is not 90 Â° to the fence , - - . _ _ _ loosen the two fence locking bolts . 4 . If the blade is not 90 Â° square with Adjust the fence 90 Â° to the blade . the miter table , perform steps 5 When blade is 90 Â° square to fence , re - tighten the two fence locking bolts . Use a through 8 . 6 mm . Hex Key to loosen and tighten the fence locking bolts . 5 . Loosen Iocknut " A " with a 10 mm wrench ( This is the outer part of the bevel angle screw " A " ) . I NOTE : If the saw has not been used recently , recheck blade squareness to the fence and readjust if necessary , This screw is to your left as you face the back of the saw . 6 . Loosen bevel lock knob , then square the blade to the table by adjusting the set screw MITER ANGLE INDICATOR ( inside of bevel angle screw " A " ) clockwise or counterclockwise with a 3 mm hex key . ADJUSTMENT ( Fig . 5 ) If Necessary You may have to move the saw arm by hand . It may help to hold the lock nut in place with the wrench , while turning the set screw . 7 . Once the angle is set , tighten the lock nut with the wrench while holding the set your saw could result in accidental screw in place with the hex key . I A WARNING : Failure to unplug 8 . Lock the bevel knob . starting causing serious injury , 1 . Place the miter table at 0 Â° and lock in BEVEL ANGLE INDICATOR ADJUSTMENT Fig . 6a place . ( Fig . 6a ) If Necessary 2 . Loosen the miter angle indicator screw 1 . Check to see if the bevel angle indicator is and adjust the indicator to the " O " mark pointing to O Â° on the bevel scale . on the miter scale ( Fig . 5 ) . 2 . If the indicator is not on 0 Â° , loosen the bevel 3 . Tighten the miter angle indicator screw . angle indicator screw , adjust the indicator to 0 Â° on bevel angle scale , tighten screw . 20 21 I 2 - 1 - 06 I I I
I I I I THROAT PLATE SLOT ( Fig . 7 ) ADJUSTINGTHE BLADETO THE MITER TABLE 45 Â° Bevel , 0 Â° MITER ( Fig . 8 ) cont . Fig . 7 The throat plate was cut ( slotted ) at the 7 . Once the angle is set , tighten the lock nut with the wrench while holding the set factory for a 0 Â° bevel / miter cut . screw in place with the hex key . 8 . Lock the bevel knob . The first cut you will make with the saw will be to increase this slot in the throat plate by setting the bevel scale to 45 Â° , locking the bevel BEVEL ANGLE INDICATOR ADJUSTMENT lock knob into position and cutting into the ( Fig . 9 ) If Necessary throat plate , increasing the width of the slot . 1 . Check to see if tile bevel angle indicator is pointing to 45 Â° on the bevel scale . 2 . If the indicator is not on 45 Â° , loosen the bevel angle indicator screw , adjust the indicator to 45 Â° on bevel angle scale , tighten screw . PIVOT ADJUSTMENTS ADJUSTING THE BLADE TO THE I MITER TABLE 45 Â° Bevel , 0 Â° MITER Fig . 8 NOTE : These adjustments were made at the factory and under normal I ( Fig . 8 ) circumstances do not require readjustment . I Saw Arm Travel Pivot Adjustment : unplug your saw could result in Your saw arm should rise ( travel ) completely to the up position by itself . accidental starting causing I WARNING : Failure to I I serious injury . z WARNING : To avoid risk of personal injury , if your saw arm does not rise I 1 . Raise tile saw arm . by itself or if there is play in the pivot joints , have your saw serviced at a Sears Service Center before using . I 2 . Set the bevel angle scale to 45 Â° . The miter scale should be on 0 Â° . Bevel Pivot Adjustment : Lower and lock the saw arm into the Your miter saw arm should bevel easily by loosening the bevel lock knob and tilting " DOWN " position . the saw arm to the left . 3 . Place a combination square on the I miter table with the rule against the WARNING : To avoid risk of personal injury , if movement is tight or if I table and heel of the square there is play in the bevel pivot , have your saw serviced at a Sears Service against the saw blade . Center before using . I against the body of the blade DEPTH STOP ADJUSTMENT ( Fig . 10 ) If Necessary I NOTE : Be sure to rest the square andbladea . ngOat nst the teeth of the The depth stop limits the downward travel of the blade . It allows the blade to go below the miter table enough to maintain full cutting capacities . 4 . If the blade is not 45 Â° square with the miter table , perform steps 5 through 8 . 5 . Loosen lock nut " B " with a 10 mm NOTE : The miter table support is located under the miter table and throat wrench ( This is the outer part of the plate . bevel angle screw " B " ) . The depth stop is factory set to provide maximum cutting capacity for the This screw is to your right as you 71 / 4 - inch blade included with your saw . Therefore the blade included with face the back of the saw . your saw should never need adjustments , 6 . Loosen bevel lock knob , then adjust the blade to 45 Â° by adjusting the set screw When a new blade is installed , it is necessary to check the clearance of the ( inside of bevel angle screw " B " ) clockwise or counterclockwise with 3 mm hex key . blade to the miter table support ( see Fig . 10a on page 24 ) before starting You may have to move the saw arm by hand . It may help to hold the lock nut in place the saw . Make adjustments if necessary . with the wrench while turning the set screw . 22 23 I I 2 - 1 - 06 I I
I I I I HOW TO USE THE LASER TRAC TM Depth Stop Adjustments cont . Fig . 11 ( Fig . lO ) Fig . 10 FEATURE ( Fig . 11 ) cont . 1 Unplugthesaw . 4 . Clamp your workpiece in place with the hold down clamp . 5 . Follow all of the cutting instructions for the unplug your saw could result in type of cut you want to make starting on accidental starting causing page 27 . I A WARNING : Failure to I serious injury . I NOTE : See label located on lower left I 2 . To adjust the depth stop use two of the saw base above mounting hole , I 8mm wrenches ( sold separately ) . Loosen the Iock nut located at the APPLICATIONS rear of the miter saw arm ( Fig . ! 0 ) . The blade included with this saw is ideal for a wide variety of wood cutting operations . 3 . To lower the blade , adjust the hex Use your compound miter saw for the purposes listed below : bolt by turning it clockwise ( lowering the screw ) . To raise the blade , adjust the hex â¢ Crosscutting wood and wood base materials . bolt by turning it counterclockwise ( raising the screw ) . 4 . Once depth stop is adjusted , tighten lock nut . â¢ Crosscutting plastics , like PVC , CPVC , ABX , solid surfacing materials and other plastics . 5 . Lower the blade into the throat plate of the miter table . 6 . Check blade clearance and maximum cutting distance ( distance from fence where â¢ Crosscutting miter joints for picture frames , moldings , door casings , chair rail , shoe and baseboards . blade enters throat ) to front of miter table slot . 7 . You may have to remove the throat plate to check the clearance between the blade â¢ Compound cuts for decorative wood molding , such as chair rail , cove molding and the miter table support ( Fig . 10a ) . Replace the throat plate securely . and picture frames and other fine joinery . 8 . Re - adjust if necessary . This tool is NOT recommended for cutting ferrous metals , such as iron , steel , stainless steel , or alloys of these metals . Cut non - ferrous metals ONLY if you are i J _ " _ l ' _ ' _ , _ J ' _ " _ / k WARNING : DO NOT start under the supervision of an experienced person . Also DO NOT cut stone , brick , or liii ! ilbJ " concrete with this miter saw . your compound miter saw without checking for interferenceer between the blade and the mit A WARNING : BEFORE starting any cutting operation , clamp or bolt your table support . The blade could compound miter saw to a work bench or flat stable work surface . NEVER be damaged if it strikes the miter operate your miter saw on the floor or in a crouched position . Failure to table support during operation heed this warning could result in serious personal injury . of the saw . SUPPORTING LONG Miter Table Fig . 11a WORKPIECES ( Fig . 11a ) Long workpieces require extra Fig . lOa supports . The supports should be placed along the workpiece so it does not sag . The support should allow the workpiece to lay fiat on the base of the saw and work CAUTION : ALWAYS make sure the arbor lock button is released so table during the cutting operation . the blade can rotate freely . MAKE SURE that the locking pin is loose and that Use the hold down clamp to the saw head moves freely up and down . ENSURE that all clamps and locks secure the workpiece . are tightly in place and that there is no excessive play in any parts . HOWTO USETHE LASERTRAC TM FEATURE ( Fig . 11 ) I 1 . Mark your workpiece with a pencil Iine at the point to be cut . , 4 ' , CAUTION : NEVER use another person as an additional support for a J 2 . Slide the Laser Trac TM switch " On " to activate the " bright red laser line " . workpiece that is longer or wider than the basic saw table , or to help feed , 3 . Align the " red laser line " to touch the right edge of your pencil line on the workpiece . support , or pull the workpiece . I 24 25 I I 2 - 1 - 06 I I
I I I I CROSSCUTTING ( Fig . 13 and 14 ) WARNING : When using the hold down clamp included or a C - clamp A crosscut is a cut made across the ( sold separately ) to secure the workpiece , clamp the workpiece on one grain of the workpiece . A straight side of the blade ONLY . The workpiece MUST remain unclamped on the crosscut is a cut made with the miter other side of the blade to prevent the blade from binding in the workpiece . table set in the 0 Â° position ( Fig . 13 ) . The workpiece binding the blade will cause the motor to stall and cause Miter crosscuts are made with the kickback , resulting in possible serious injury . miter table set at some angle , left or right , other than 0 Â° . USETHE FENCE AND HOLD To Crosscut With Your Miter Saw Fig . 12 DOWN CLAMP ( Fig . 12 ) 1 . Unplug the saw . Align the workpiece flush against the fence to provide a straight path for the saw blade . This wilI help eliminate the unplug your saw could result in tendency for the blade teeth to bind . accidental starting causing AWARNING : Failureto I Use the hold down clamp to secure serious injury . the workpiece to the saw table . The 2 . Lock the saw arm in the down hold down clamp fits into either clamp position by pushing in the locking pin . mounting hole , left or right , on the back of the fence . Clamp the 3 . Raise miter table locking lever to loosen . workpiece to the miter table securely . The fence and the hold down clamp 4 . Hold the base of the saw arm firmly should both be used as a support for miter , bevel and compound cuts . and use it to rotate the miter table CLAMPING WIDE WORKPIECES while holding the saw base steady . When cutting wide workpieces ( such as 2 - in . x 4 - in . boards ) the boards MUST BE 5 . You can quickly locate 0 Â° , 15 Â° , clamped with the hold down clamp provided or a C - clamp ( sold separately ) . 22.5 Â° , 30 Â° and 45 Â° left or right by the stops or clicks , locatedbove I andlor color coded at the a / k CAUTION : Pay attention to the position of your body and hands . I angle settings . Proper positioning of your body and hands when operating the miter saw 6 . Once you set the miter angle you will make cutting easier and safer . NEVER place hands near the cutting area . I want , tighten the miter lock lever by pushing it down . I USINGTHE MITER SAW AkWARNING : To avoid serious personal injury , ALWAYS tighten the miter J lock lever securely BEFORE making a cut . Failure to do so could result in I movement of the control arm or miter table while making a cut . I CAUTION : Always hold the cutting handle firmly when making a cut , I because the starting and stopping action of the motor may cause the handle 7 . Release the saw arm by pulling out the locking pin . to move up or down slightly . I 8 . Place the workpiece fiat on the miter table with one edge securely against the fence . If the board is warped , place the convex side against the fence . If the concave edge of the board is against the fence , the board could collapse on the NOTE : Make the ON / OFF trigger blade at the end of the cut and jam the blade ( Figs . 19 and 2 % switch childproof . Insert a small 9 . Align the " red laser line " to touch the right edge of your pencil line on the padlock or chain with padlock workpeice . through the holes in the ON / OFF trigger switch , locking the switch 10 . Use the hold down clamp to secure workpiece against saw table and fence . and preventing children or other 11 . When cutting long workpieces , support the opposite end of the workpiece with a unauthorized users from turning roller stand or with another work surface that is level with the saw table . on the saw ( Fig . 12a ) . workpiece that is longer or wider than the basic saw table , or to help feed , Fig . 12a I CAUTION : NEVER use another person as an additional support for a support , or pull the workpiece . 26 27 I I 2 - 1 - 06 I I
I I I I CROSSCUTTING cont . ( Fig . 13 and 14 ) BEVEL CUTTING cont . ( fig . 15 ) 3 . Release the saw arm by pulling out the locking pin . A WARNING : To avoid serious personal injury , ALWAYS keep your hands 4 . To make a bevel cut , loosen the bevel lock knob ( Fig . lb ) by turning the knob outside the " no hands zone " , as marked on the saw table , which is at least 3 counterclockwise . inches from the blade . Also , NEVER perform any cutting operation " freehand " 5 . Tilt the saw arm to the desired bevel angle as shown on the bevel scale . The blade ( i . e . without holding the workpiece against the fence ) ; the blade could grab the can be positioned at any angle , from a 90 Â° straight cut ( 0 Â° on the scale ) to a 45 Â° workpiece , causing it to slip and twist . left bevel ( Fig . 15 ) . n 12 . BEFORE turning on the saw , perform a dry run of the cutting operation by to secure saw arm Tighten position . I / k WARNING : the bevel lock knob the in its I lowering the saw arm to make sure that no problems will occur when the cut I is made . 6 . Place the workpiece flat on the miter table with one edge securely against the 13 . Hold the saw handle and use your index finger to turn on the laser switch by fence . If the board is warped , place the convex side against the fence . If the pushing it forward . concave edge of the board is against the fence , the board could collapse on the 14 . To turn on saw , push the safety lock button in with your thumb while squeezing blade at the end of the cut and jam the blade ( Fig . 19 and 20 ) . the On / Off trigger switch located under the handle ( Fig . la and lb ) . Allow several 7 . Align the " red laser line " to touch the right edge of your pencil line on the seconds for the blade to reach maximum speed . workpiece . 15 . Slowly lower the blade into and through the workpiece . 8 . Use the hold down clamp to secure workpiece against saw table and fence . 16 . Release the safety lock and trigger switch and turn off the laser switch . Allow the 9 . When cutting long workpieces , support the opposite end of the workpiece with a saw blade to stop rotating BEFORE raising the blade out of the workpiece . roller stand or with another work surface that is level with the saw table . I CAUTION : NEVER use another person as an additional support for a I BEVEL CUTTING ( Fig . 15 ) Fig . 15 workpiece that is longer or wider than the basic saw table , or to help feed , A bevel cut is a cut made across the support , or pull the workpiece . I grain of the workpiece with the blade at an angle to the workpiece . A straight bevel cut is made with the A WARNING : To avoid serious personal injury , ALWAYS keep your hands miter table set in the O Â° position and outside the " no hands zone " , as marked on the saw table , which is at least 3 the saw arm set at a bevel angle inches from the blade . Also , NEVER perform any cutting operation " freehand " between O Â° and 45 Â° . ( i . e . without holding the workpiece against the fence ) ; the blade could grab the To Bevel Cut With Your Miter Saw workpiece , causing it to slip and twist . 1 . Unplug the saw . 10 . BEFORE turning on the saw , perform a dry run of the cutting operation by 45 Â° Bevel Cut lowering the saw arm to make sure that no problems will occur when the cut is made . 11 . Hold the saw handle and use your index finger to turn on the laser switch by z & WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting pushing it forward . causing serious injury . 12 . To turn on saw , push the safety lock button in with your thumb while squeezing the On / Off trigger switch located under the handle ( Fig . la and lb ) . Allow several 2 . Make sure the miter table is at 0 Â° and locked , and check that the miter table lock seconds for the blade to reach maximum speed . lever is down and secured in position . 13 . Slowly lower the blade into and through the workpiece . 14 . Release the safety lock and trigger switch , and turn off the laser switch . Allow the / k WARNING : To avoid serious personal injury , ALWAYS tighten the miter I saw blade to stop rotating BEFORE raising the blade out of the workpiece . lock lever securely BEFORE making a cut . Failure to do so could result in movement of the control arm or miter table while making a cut . I 28 29 I 2 - 1 - 06 I I I
I I I I CUTTING BASE MOLDING ( Fig . 16 ) COMPOUND MITER CUTTING cont . ( Fig . 17 ) Fig , 16 Molding lying fiat on miter table Base moldings and many other moldings It may take several settings to obtain the desired cut . The first angle setting should ( before clamping ) can be cut on a miter saw . The setup of the be checked after setting the second angle , since adjusting the second angle affects saw depends on base molding characteristics the first . and applications , as shown . Perform practice Once the two correct settings for a particular cut have been obtained , ALWAYS cuts on scrap materials to achieve best make a test cut in scrap material BEFORE making a finish cut in good material . results . To Make a Compound Miter Cut with your Miter Saw 1 . Always make sure moldings rest firmly Miter Saw against fence and table ( Fig . 16 ) . Use 1 . Unplug the saw . Motding standing up against fence hold - down clamp provided , crown molding ( before clamping ) _ vise , or C - clamps and place tape on the Fence . . . . . . . I A WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting area being clamped to avoid marks on the causing serious injury . Miter at 45 Â° , workpiece . 2 . Reduce splintering by taping the cut area 2 . Release the saw arm by pulling out the locking pin . Bevel prior to making the cut . Mark the cut line 3 . Raise miter lock lever to loosen the miter table . directly on the tape . Miter Saw 4 . Hold the base of the saw arm firmly and use it to rotate the miter table while 3 . Splintering typically happens due to holding the saw base steady . incorrect blade style , dulI blade , thinness of workpiece , or improperly dried wood . 5 . You can quickly locate 0 % 15 Â° , 22.5 Â° , 30 Â° and 45 Â° left or right by the stops or clicks , located and / or color coded at the above angle settings . NOTE : Always perform a dry run out so you can determine if the operation Ibeing attempted is possible before power is applied to miter saw . 6 . Once you have the miter table setting you want , tighten the miter lock lever by pushing it down . 4 . Place the workpiece fiat on the miter table with one edge securely against the fence . If the board is warped , place the convex side against the fence . If the , 4XWARNING : To avoid serious personal injury , ALWAYS tighten the miter concave edge of the board is against the fence , the board could collapse on the lock lever securely BEFORE making a cut . Failure to do so could result in blade at the end of the cut and jam the blade ( Fig . 19 and 20 ) . movement of the control arm or miter table while making a cut . 5 . Align the " red laser line " to touch the right edge of your pencil line on the workpiece . 7 . To set the bevel angle , loosen the bevel lock knob ( Fig . lb ) by turning the knob counterclockwise . 6 . Use the hold down clamp to secure workpiece against saw table and fence . 7 . 8 . Tilt the saw arm to the desired bevel angle as shown on the bevel scale . Bevel When cutting long workpieces , support the opposite end of the workpiece with a roller stand or with another work surface that is level with the saw table . angles can be set from 0 Â° to 45 Â° left bevel . 9 . Once the saw arm has been set at the desired angle , securely tighten the bevel Iock knob . COMPOUND MITER CUTTING I0 . Place the workpiece flat on the miter table with one edge securely against the ( Fig . 17 ) Fig . 171 fence . If the board is warped , place the convex side against the fence . If the A compound miter cut is a cut made concave edge of the board is against the fence , the board could collapse on the using a miter angle and a bevel angle blade at the end of the cut and jam the blade ( Figs . 19 , 20 on page 34 ) . at the same time . This type of cut is 11 . Align the " red laser line " to touch the right edge of your pencil line on the used for decorative moldings , picture workpiece . frames and other fine joinery . 12 . Use the hold down clamp to secure workpiece against saw table and fence . To make this type of cut , the emiterct table must be rotated to the corr 13 . When cutting long workpieces , support the opposite end of the workpiece with a roller stand or with another work surface that is level with the saw table . miter angle and the saw arm must be I tilted to the correct bevel angle . CAUTION : NEVER use another person as an additional support for a J ALWAYS take special care when Compound45 Â° Bevet , 45 Â° Miter Cut workpiece that is longer or wider than the basic saw table , or to help feed , making compound miter cuts due to support , or pull the workpiece . I the interaction of the two angle settings . Adjustments of miter and bevel settings are dependent on one another . Each time you adjust the miter setting , you change the effect of the bevel setting . Also , each time you adjust the bevel setting , you change the effect of the miter setting . 30 31 I 2 - 1 - 06 I I I
I I I I CUTTING COMPOUND MITERS cont . COMPOUND MITER CUTTING cont . ( Fig . 17 ) _ rl i , * . , n / k WARNING : To avoid serious personal injury , ALWAYS keep your hands OF SIDE 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 outside the " no hands zone " , as marked on the saw table , which is at least 3 M - 29.84 Â° M - 22.62 Â° M - 18.32 Â° M - 15.44 Â° M - 13.36 Â° M - 11.79 Â° M - 10.56 Â° 55 Â° inches from the blade . Also , NEVER perform any cutting operation " freehand " B - 35.40 Â° B - 28.78 Â° B - 24.18 Â° B - 20.82 Â° B - 18.27 Â° B - 16.27 Â° B - 14.66 Â° ( i . e . without holding the workpiece against the fence ) ; the blade could grab the M - 26.57 Â° M - 19.96 Â° M - 16.10 Â° M - 13.54 Â° M - 11.70 Â° M - 10.31 Â° M - 9.23 Â° 60 Â° workpiece , causing it to slip and twist . B - 37.76 B - 30.60 Â° B - 25.66 Â° B - 22.07 Â° B - 19.35 Â° B - 17.23 B - 15.52 Â° M - 9.93 Â° M - 22.91 Â° M - 17.07 Â° M - 13.71 Â° M - 11.50 Â° M - 8.74 Â° M - 7.82 Â° 14 . Make sure that there wilI be no obstructions to interfere with when making the cut . 65 Â° B - 39.86 Â° B - 32.19 Â° B - 26.95 Â° B - 23.16 Â° B - 20.29 Â° B - 18.06 Â° B - 16.26 Â° 15 . Hold the saw handle and use your index finger to turn on the laser switch by M - 8.06 Â° M - 18.88 Â° M - 13.95 Â° M - 11.17 Â° M - 9.35 Â° M - 7.10 Â° M - 6.34 Â° pushing it forward . 70 Â° B - 21.08 Â° B - 41.64 Â° B - 33.53 Â° B - 28.02 Â° B - 24.06 Â° B - 18.75 Â° B - 16.88 Â° 16 . To turn on saw , push the safety Iock button in with your thumb while squeezing M - 14.51 Â° M - 10.65 Â° M - 8.50 Â° M - 7.10 Â° M - 6.12 Â° M - 5.38 Â° M - 4.81 Â° the On / Off trigger switch located under the handle ( Fig . la and 1b ) . Allow several 75 Â° B - 43.08 Â° B - 34.59 Â° B - 28.88 Â° B - 24.78 Â° B - 21.69 Â° B - 19.29 Â° B - 17.37 Â° seconds for the blade to reach maximum speed . M - 9.85 Â° M - 7.19 Â° M - 5.73 Â° M - 4.78 Â° M - 4.11 Â° M - 3.62 Â° M - 3.23 Â° 17 . Slowly lower the blade into and through the workpiece . 80 Â° B - 44.14 Â° B - 35.37 Â° B - 29.50 Â° B - 25.30 Â° B - 22.14 Â° B - 19.68 Â° B - 17.72 Â° 18 . Release the safety lock and trigger switch , and turn off the laser switch . Allow the M - 4.98 Â° M - 3.62 Â° M - 2.88 Â° M - 2.40 Â° M - 2.07 Â° M - 1.82 Â° M - 1.62 Â° 85 Â° saw blade to stop rotating BEFORE raising the blade out of the workpiece . B - 22.41 Â° B - 44.78 Â° B - 35.84 Â° B - 29.87 Â° B - 25.61 Â° B - 19.92 Â° B - 17.93 Â° M - 0.00 Â° M - 0.00 Â° M - 0.00 Â° M - 0.00 Â° M - 0.00 Â° M - 0 . O0 Â° M - 0.00 Â° 90 Â° CUTTING COMPOUND MITERS B - 45.00 Â° B - 36.00 Â° B - 30.00 Â° B - 25.71 Â° B - 22.50 Â° B - 20.00 Â° B - 18.00 Â° To help you to make the correct settings , use the compound angle setting chart Each B ( Bevel ) and M ( Miter ) Setting is listed to the closest 0.005 Â° below . Since compound cuts are the most difficult to accurately obtain , plan carefully COMPOUND - ANGLE SETTINGS FOR POPULAR STRUCTURES and make trial cuts in scrap material prior to making your required cut . _ 15 _ * PitchofSide = Angleofsidefromvertical . Example : _ 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 M - 45.00 Â° M - 36.00 Â° M - 30.00 Â° M - 25.71 Â° M - 22.50 Â° M - 20.00 Â° M - 18.00 Â° CUTTING CROWN MOLDING ( Fig . 18 ) 0 Â° B - 0.00 Â° B - 0.00 Â° B - 0.00 Â° B - 0.00 Â° B - 0.00 Â° B - 0.00 Â° B - 0.00 Â° Your miter saw is ideal for cutting crown molding . In order to fit properly , crown M - 44.89 Â° M - 35.90 Â° M - 29.91 Â° M - 25.63 Â° M - 22.42 Â° M - 19.93 Â° M - 17.94 Â° 5 Â° molding must be compound - mitered with extreme accuracy . To fit flat against the B - 1.91 Â° B - 3.53 Â° B - 2.94 Â° B - 2.50 Â° B - 2.17 Â° B - 1.71 Â° B - 1.54 Â° ceiling and walt , the sum of the angles of the crown molding's two connecting M - 44.56 Â° M - 35.58 Â° M - 29.62 Â° M - 25.37 Â° M - 22.19 Â° M - 19.72 Â° M - 17.74 Â° surfaces must equal 90 Â° ( Fig . 18 ) . 10 Â° B - 7.05 Â° B - 5.86 Â° B - 4.98 Â° B - 4.32 Â° B - 3.81 Â° B - 3.40 Â° B - 3.08 Â° Most crown molding has a high top rear spring angle ( the section that fits flat against M - 44.01 Â° M - 35.06 Â° M - 29.15 Â° M - 24.95 Â° M - 21.81 Â° M - 19.37 Â° M - 17.42 Â° 15 Â° the ceiling ) of 52 Â° and a bottom rear spring angle ( the section that fits flat against the B - 10.55 Â° B - 8.75 Â° B - 7.44 Â° B - 6.45 Â° B - 5.68 Â° B - 5.08 Â° B - 4.59 Â° wall ) of 38 Â° . M - 43.22 Â° M - 34.32 Â° M - 28.48 Â° M - 24.35 Â° M - 21.27 Â° M - 18.88 Â° M - 16.98 Â° 20 Â° B - 7.52 Â° In order to accurately cut crown molding for a 90 Â° inside or outside corner , lay the B - 14.00 Â° B - 11.60 Â° B - 9.85 Â° B - 8.53 Â° B - 6.72 Â° B - 6.07 Â° molding with its broad back surface fiat on the miter table and against the fence M - 42.19 Â° M - 33.36 Â° M - 27.62 Â° M - 23.35 Â° M - 20.58 Â° M - 18.26 Â° M - 16.41 Â° 25 Â° ( Fig . 18 ) . B - 17.39 Â° B - 14.38 Â° B - 12.20 Â° B - 10.57 Â° B - 9.31 Â° B - 6.72 Â° B - 7.50 Â° When setting the bevel and miter angles for compound miter cuts , remember that the M - 40.89 Â° M - 32.18 Â° M - 26.57 Â° M - 22.64 Â° M - 19.73 Â° M - 17.50 Â° M - 15.72 Â° 30 Â° B - 20.70 Â° B - 17.09 Â° B - 14.48 Â° B - 12.53 Â° B - 11.03 Â° B - 9.85 Â° B - 8.89 Â° settings are interdependent ; changing one changes the other , as well . M - 39.32 Â° M - 30.76 Â° M - 25.31 Â° M - 21.53 Â° M - 18.74 Â° M - 16.60 Â° M - 14.90 Â° Keep in mind that since it is very easy for the angles of crown molding to shift slightly , 35 Â° B - 23.93 Â° B - 19.70 Â° B - 16.67 Â° B - 14.41 Â° B - 12.68 Â° B - 11.31 Â° B - 10.21 Â° all settings should be tested on scrap molding . Also , most walls do not have angles of precisely 99 Â° , therefore , you wilI need to fine tune your settings . M - 37.45 Â° M - 29.10 Â° M - 23.86 Â° M - 20.25 Â° M - 17.60 Â° M - 15.58 Â° M - 13.98 Â° 40 Â° B - 27.03 Â° B - 22.20 Â° B - 18.75 Â° B - 16.19 Â° B - 14.24 Â° B - 12.70 Â° B - 11.46 Â° When cutting crown molding using this method , the bevel angle should be set at M - 35.26 Â° M - 27.19 Â° M - 22.21 Â° M - 18.80 Â° M - 16.32 Â° M - 14.43 Â° M - 12.94 Â° 33.9 Â° . The miter angle should be set at 31.6 Â° either left or right , depending upon 45 Â° B - 30.00 Â° B - 24.56 Â° B - 20.70 Â° B - 17.87 Â° B - 15.70 Â° B - 14.00 Â° B - 12.62 Â° the desired cut for the application . See the following table for correct angle setting M - 14.91 Â° M - 32.73 Â° M - 25.03 Â° M - 20.36 Â° M - 17.20 Â° M - 13.17 Â° M - 11.80 Â° and correct positioning of the crown molding on the miter table . 50 Â° B - 32.80 Â° B - 26.76 Â° B - 22.52 Â° B - 19.41 Â° B - 17.05 Â° B - 15.19 Â° B - 13.69 Â° 32 33 I I 2 - 1 - 06 I I
I I I I CUTTING CROWN MOLDING cont . ( Fig . 18 ) CUTTING WARPED MATERIAL ( Fig . 19 and 20 ) The settings in the table below can be used for cutting all standard ( U . S . ) crown molding with 52 Â° and 38 Â° spring angles . The crown molding is placed flat on the NEVER position the concave side of bowed or warped material against the miter table , using the compound features of your miter saw . I WARNING : To avoid kickback and to avoid serious personal injury fence . Always use the hold down clamp , and place tape on the area being clamped to avoid marks on the workpiece . When cutting warped material , BE CERTAIN that the material to be cut is positioned on the miter table with the convex side against the fence , as shown ( Fig . 19 ) Fig . 18 52 Â° CeiIing If the warped material is positioned the wrong way , ( Fig . 20 ) , it will pinch the blade near the end of the cut . 3 _ Fig . 19 TopView Fig . 20 Corner WalI Outside Corner Top Edge Against Fence = â¢ Left Side , Inside Corner Bottom Edge Against Fence = Fence - - Right Wrong COMPOUND BEVEL / MITER SETTINGS Key Bevel Miter Type of cut Setting Setting I Z WARNING : To ensure safety and reliability , all repairs - with the I IL 33.9 Â° 31.6 Â° Right Inside corner - Left side exception of the externally accessible brushes - should be performed by a 1 . Position top of moiding against fence . qualified service technician at a Sears Service Center I 2 . Miter table set at RIGHT 31.6 Â° 3 . LEFT side is finished piece . I , 4 ' , WARNING : For your safety , ALWAYS turn off switch and unplug miter I IR 33.9 Â° 31.6 Â° Left Inside corner - Right side saw from the power source before performing any maintenance or cleaning I 1 . Position top of molding against fence . 2 . Miter tabIe set at LEFT 31.6 Â° Electric tools are subject to accelerated wear and possible premature failure when they are used to work on fiber glass boats and sports cars , wallboard , spackling 3 . LEFT side is finished piece . compounds or plaster . The chips and grindings from these materials are highly OL 33.9 Â° 31.6 Â° Left Outside corner - Left side abrasive to electrical tool parts , such as bearings , brushes , commutators , etc . Consequently , it is not recommended that this toot be used for extended work on any I . Position top of molding against fence . fiberglass material , wallboard , spackling compound or piaster . During any use on 2 . Miter table set at LEFT 31.6 Â° these materials , it is extremely important that the tool is cleaned frequently by 3 . RIGHT side is finished piece . blowing with an air jet . I OR 33.9 Â° 31.6 Â° Right Outside corner - Right side WARNING : Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side I I . Position top of molding against fence . shields during power tool operations , or when blowing dust , If operation is 2 . Miter tabIe set at RIGHT 31.6 Â° dusty , also wear a dust mask , I 3 . RIGHT side is finished piece . 34 35 I I 2 - 1 - 06 I I
I I I I ROUTINE MAINTENANCE CHANGING THE BLADE cont . ( see Fig . 21 ) I 8 . Take the new blade and match the direction of the arrow on it with the direction of WARNING : DO NOT at any time let brake fluids , gasoline , petroleum - I the arrow on the upper blade guard . Make sure the blade teeth are pointing based products , penetrating oils , etc . come in contact with plastic parts . downward . Install the blade by sliding the blade into the upper blade guard and Chemicals can damage , weaken or destroy plastic , which may result in placing the blade up and onto the arbor . I serious personal injury . Note : inner flange will already be on the arbor . 9 . Replace the outer blade flange , making sure the flat side of the flange is against Periodic maintenance allows for Iong life and trouble - free operation . A cleaning , the blade . Replace the arbor screw and tighten counterclockwise with the lubrication and maintenance schedule should be maintained . As a common supplied wrench while holding in the arbor Iock button until lock engages , then preventive maintenance practice , follow these recommended steps : tightening the arbor screw securely . 1 . When work has been completed , clean the tooI to allow smooth functioning of the 10 . Rotate the arbor guard into position and securely tighten its screw by turning tool over time . clockwise with the Phillips screwdriver . 2 . Use clean damp cloths to wipe the tool . 11 . Lower the saw arm and check the clearance between the blade and the miter 3 . Check the state of all electrical cables . table . The blade should rotate freely . See Depth Stop Adjustment on ( Fig . 10 on page 24 ) 4 . Keep the motor air openings free from oil , grease and sawdust or woodchips and I store tooI in a dry place . A CAUTION : ALWAYS make sure the spindle lock button is released so I 5 . Be certain that all moving parts are welt lubricated , particularly after lengthy the blade can rotate freely . MAKE SURE that the locking pin is loose and that exposure to damp and / or dirty conditions . the saw head moves freely up and down . ENSURE that all clamps and locks I are tightly in place and that there is no excessive play in any parts . CHANGINGTHE BLADE ( Fig . 21 ) CHANGING THE LASER BATTERIES ( Fig . 22 ) WARNING : To prevent personal injury , ALWAYS disconnect the plug from power source BEFORE assembling parts , making adjustments or I / kWARNNG : Unplug your miter saw before I changing blades . performing any maintenance . Failure to unplug the saw could result in accidental starting AWARNING : BE SURE to I causing possible serious personal injury . wear protective work gloves while handling a saw blade . 1 . Open the laser battery compartment ( Fig . 22 ) The blade can injure 2 . Remove the two worn batteries . Before replacing the unprotected hands . batteries , thoroughly clean the battery compartment . Use a soft dry paintbrush or similar device to remove 1 . Raise the saw arm . all sawdust and debris . 2 . Use Phillips screwdriver , loosen but do not remove screw on the 3 . Insert new batteries , ensuring that the polarity is correct ( see the mark stamped on battery compartment ) . Replace the battery cover . arbor screw guard by turning ArborScrew counterclockwise . a Replace rating Guard I NOTE : with two AAA batteries that have of 1.5 volts . II 3 . Rotate arbor guard to expose inner _ the arbor . 4 . Press and hold arbor lock REPLACEMENT OF CARBON BRUSHES FOUtnge Flange Fig . 23 button while loosening and ( Fig . 23 , 24 ) removing the left - hand - thread Plastic The factory installed carbon brushes in the motor arbor screw by turningrench Cap assembly will last for approximately 50 hours of clockwise with the w running time , or 10,000 ON / OFF cycles . included . Replacement brush sets are available through 5 . Lift and hold up the lower blade Sears Parts and Repair Centers . A / rbor " T guard . 1 . First unplug the saw before inspecting or replacing Screw / _ _ _ 6 . Remove the outer blade flange . brushes . 7 . Remove blade from arbor . Blade 2 . Replace both carbon brushes when either has Wipe the flanges and arbor . less than 1 / 4 - in . length of carbon remaining , or if the spring or wire is damaged or to remove dust and debris 36 burned . 37 I I 2 - 1 - 06 I I
REPLACEMENT OF CARBON BRUSHES cont . PROBLEM PROBLEM CAUSE SUGGESTED I Fig . 24 Ears 3 . Using a slotted screwdriver , remove the black CORRECTIVE ACTION Carbon Brush plastic cap on each side of the motor housing ( Fig . 23 ) , and carefully withdraw the Brake does Motor brushes not sealed or Inspect / clean / replace spring - loaded brush assemblies . Keep brushes _ _ Brush not stop blade lightly sticking , brushes . C Opening / within 6 " See MAINTENANCE section . " clean and sliding freely in their guide channels . seconds . Motor brake overheated from Use a recommended blade . use of defective or wrong size I NOTE : To reinstall the same brushes , make sure the brushes go back in the same way they came out , This will avoid a break - in period , blade or rapid ON / OFF cycling . 4 . Insert new brush assemblies into guide channels , with the carbon part going in Arbor bolt loose . Retighten . first , being certain to fit the two metal " ears " into their slots in the channel ( Fig . 24 ) . Motor does not Fuse . Check time delay fuse or 5 . Remember to replace both end caps after inspecting or servicing brushes . Tighten start , circuit breaker . the caps snugly , but do not over - tighten . The saw should be allowed to " RUN IN " ( run at no - load without a blade ) for 5 minutes before use , to seat the new brushes Brush worn . Replace brushes . properly . " See MAINTENANCE section . " Brush sparks Brush worn / damaged . Replace brushes . LOCKTHETRGOGNEHROSLWDTTCHHETRGOGNEBSWTCH excessively " See MAINTENANCE section . " Lk - - WARNING : WHILE " RUNNING IN " , DO NOT TIE , TAPE , OR OTHERWISE HAND ONLY ! when switch released . LOWER BLADE GUARD Blade hits table Misalignment . " See ADJUSTMENT section . " Z _ WARNING : DO NOT use the saw without the lower blade guard . The Angle of cut Miter table unlocked . Use miter table locking levern . inaccurate " See ADJUSTMENT sectio " lower blade guard is attached to the saw for your protection . Should the lower blade guard become damaged , do not use the saw until the damaged Too much sawdust under table . Vacuum or blow out dust . guard has been replaced . Check the lower blade guard regularly , making WEAR EYE PROTECTION ! certain that it is in proper working order . Cutting arm Parts failure . Contact Sears Service Center . cannot fully Z _ CAUTION : When cleaning the lower blade guard , unplug the saw from raise or blade Pivot spring not replaced Contact Sears Service Center . the power source receptacle to avoid unexpected startup . guard cannot properly after service . fully close . Sawdust buildup . Clean and lubricate NOTE : Do not use solvents on the guard , as they may cause any plastic moving parts . parts to become " cloudy " or brittle . Blade binds , Improper operation . " See OPERATION section . " SAWDUST jams , burns wood Dull blade . Replace or sharpen blade . Periodically , sawdust will accumulate under the worktable and base . This could cause difficulty in the movement of the worktable when setting up a miter cut . Frequently Improper blade . Replace blade . blow out or vacuum up the sawdust . Warped blade . Replace blade . shields during power tool operations , or when blowing dust , If operation is Saw vibrates Saw blade damaged . Replace blade . I _ WARNING : Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side dusty , also wear a dust mask , or shakes Saw blade loosened . Tighten arbor bolt . LUBRICATION All the motor bearings in this tool are lubricated with a sufficient amount of high - grade Contact Sears Service Center when the problems remain unsolved after the lubricant for the life of the unit , under normal operating conditions ; therefore , no above checks . further lubrication is required . 38 39 2 - 1 - 06
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