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Craftsman 315.2696 Owner's Manual

Craftsman saw user manual.
Owner's Manual
5-1/2 in. PROFESSIONAL
CORDLESS TRIM SAW
Model No.
315.269600
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CAUTION:
Read and
follow all Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions before
first use of this product.
Customer
Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.com/craftsman
972000-561
8-98
• Safety
• Features
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List
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    Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of this product. Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.com/craftsman 972000-561 8-98 • Safety • Features • Operation • Maintenance •...

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    ON CRAFTSMAN PROFESSIONAL I;RRFIrSMRN If this Professional Cordless Trim Saw fails due td.a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, Sears will repair it, free of charge. WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE STORE IN THE UNITED STATES.

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    USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force small tool _r attachment to do the job of a heavy duty tool. Don't use tool for purpose not intended - for example - A circular saw should never be used for cutting tree limbs or logs. •...

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    Avoid accidental starting. SECURE WORK before applying power. _EVER • I_oldworkpiece in your hand or across your legs. • WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL CRAFTSMAN IMPORTANT CHARGER • SAVE THESE INS'_'RUCTIONS. This manual Do not contains important safety and operating instructions for battery charger part number 977405-000.

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    Figure 10, Page 12. When cutting operation requires the resting of the saw on the workpiece, the saw should be rested on the larger portion and the 100' 150' smaller piece cut off.

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    If any parts are damaged or missing, contact your nearest Sears Retail Store to obtain replacement parts before attempting to operate saw. A blade, blade wrench, and this owner's manual are also included.

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    IMPORTANT INFORMATION When using your trim saw continuously, the batteries in your battery pack will become hot. You should let a hot battery pack cool down for approximately 30 minutes before attempting to recharge. When the battery pack becomes discharged and is hot, this will cause the yellow and green lights on your battery charger to come on instead of the red light.

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    (BEVELADJUSTMENT KNOB) SWITCH See Figure 2. Your saw is equipped with a lock-off button which reduces the possibility of accidental starting. The lock- off button is located on the handle above the switch tdgger. You must depress the lock-off button in order to pull the switch trigger.

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    WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with your trim saw to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict severeinjury. CHARGING YOUR TRIM SAW The battery pack for th!s tool has been shipped in a low charge condition to prevent possible problems.

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    BATFERY PACK See Figure 3. • Place battery pack in your saw. Align raised rib inside saw with groove on battery pack. • Make sure the latches on each side of your battery pack snap in place and battery pack is secured in saw before beginning operation.

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    SPINDLE LOCKBuTroN SAW BLADES The best of saw blades will not cut efficiently if they are not kept clean, sharp, and properly set. Using a dull blade will place a heavy load on your saw and increase the danger of kickback. Keep extra blades on hand, so that sharp blades are always available.

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    DANGER: Release switch immediately if blade binds or saw stalls. Kickback could cause you to lose control of your saw. Loss of control can lead j,, to serious injury. KICKBACK IS CAUSED •...

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    • Do not cut warped or wet lumber. • Always hold your saw firmly with both hands and keep your body in a balanced position so as to resist the forces of kickback should it occur. When using your saw, always stay alert and exercise control.

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    TO CROSS CUT OR RIP CUT When making a cross cut or rip cut, align your line of cut with the outer blade guide notch on the saw base as shown in figure 16. Fig. 15...

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    TOP VIEW OF SAW GUIDELINE AUGN OUTER BLADE G UIDE NOTCH ON SAW BASE W ITH UNE OF CUT ASSHOWN WHEN M AKING CROSS CUTS O R RIP CUTS Since blade thicknesses vary, always make a trial cut in scrap material along a guideline to determine how much, if any, the guideline must be offset to produce an accurate cut.

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    50 °, blade should be set at full depth of cut. When making 45 ° bevel cuts, there is a notch in the saw base to help you line up the blade with the line of cut. See Figure 19. BEVEL...

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    After you complete your cut release the tdgger and allow the blade to come to a complete stop. After the blade has stopped, remove itfrom the workpiece. Comers may than be cleared out with a hand saw or sabre saw. WARNING: raised position. Leaving the blade exposed could lead to sedous injury.

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    WARNING: When servicing, use only identical Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other part may create a hazard or cause product damage. Avoid using solvents.when cleaning plastic pads. Most plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use.

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    CRAFTSMAN CORDLESS TRIM SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.269600 •_26 21 22 "2...

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    CRAFTSMAN CORDLESS TRIM SAW- MODEL NUMBER 315.269600 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your CORDLESS TRIM SAW or when ordering repair pads. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING...

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    For in,home major brand repair service: Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-MY-Home s. (1-800-469-4663) Para peoir servicio de reparacibn a domicilio - 1-800-676-5811 In Canada for all your service and parts needs call - 1-800-665-4455 Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pi_ces For the repair or replacement parts you need: Call 7 am - 7 pro, 7 days a week...

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