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Craftsman 315.212400 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
10 in.
Double Insulated
Model No.
Save this manual for
future reference.
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
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• Safety
• Features
• Adjustments
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List


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  • Page 1 Safety Rules and Operating • Adjustments Instructions before first use of • Operation this product. • Maintenance Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 • Parts List Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: NRTL/C 972000-684 3-01...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents ............................2 Warranty and Introduction ..........................2 Rules For Safe Operation ........................... 3-6 Glossary of Terms for Woodworking ......................6 Product Specifications and Unpacking ......................7 Labels ................................8 Loose Parts and Tools Needed ........................9 Features ..............................
  • Page 3: Rules For Safe Operation

    RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION 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.
  • Page 4 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (Continued) USE THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make function. Check for alignment of moving parts, sure your extension cord is in good condition. binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, When using an extension cord, be sure to use mounting and any other conditions that may one heavy enough to carry the current your affect its operation.
  • Page 5 WARNING: When servicing use only identical MAKE SURE THE MITER TABLE IS LOCKED Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other IN POSITION BEFORE OPERATING YOUR parts may create a hazard or cause product SAW. Lock the miter table by securely tightening damage.
  • Page 6: Glossary Of Terms For Woodworking

    RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (Continued) ALWAYS STAY ALERT! Do not allow familiarity MAKE SURE THE WORK AREA HAS AMPLE (gained from frequent use of your saw) to cause LIGHTING to see the work and that no obstruc- a careless mistake. ALWAYS REMEMBER that tions will interfere with safe operation BEFORE a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to performing any work using your saw.
  • Page 7: Product Specifications And Unpacking

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Blade Diameter 10 in. CAPACITY OF CUT Blade Arbor 5/8 in. Max. Dimensional Lumber Size Type of Cut No Load Speed 5000 RPM 4 x 4 90˚ Cross Cut Rating 120 Volts, 60 Hz-AC Only 2 x 4 (Flat and Vertical) Input 13 Amperes...
  • Page 8: Labels

    • Para su seguridad, lea el manual del usuario antes de usar la sierra ingletadora. 10 inch Miter Saw DOUBLE INSULATED 5,000 RPM 120 VOLTS 60 Hz AC ONLY 13A WARNING: WHEN SERVICING, USE ONLY IDENTICAL CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS. MODEL 315.212400 ® SER. NO. ASSEMBLED IN TAIWAN NRTL/C SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO.
  • Page 9: Loose Parts And Tools Needed

    LOOSE PARTS LIST The following items are included with your Miter Saw: Saw Blade - 10 in. 6 mm Hex Key Miter Lock Handle 8 mm Hex Key Dust Guide Owner's Manual Blade Wrench BLADE WRENCH SAW BLADE 8 mm HEX KEY 6 mm HEX KEY DUST GUIDE...
  • Page 10: Features

    FEATURES KNOW YOUR MITER SAW CAPACITY OF CUT See Figure 3. Type of Cut Max. Dimensional Lumber Size Before attempting to use your saw, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety requirements. 4 x 4 90˚ Cross Cut 2 x 4 (Flat and Vertical) WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with your...
  • Page 11 FEATURES CARRYING SPINDLE LOCK BUTTON HANDLE SAW ARM See Figure 5. A spindle lock button has been provided for locking the spindle which keeps the blade in your saw from rotating. Depress and hold the lock button while installing, changing, or removing blade only. LOCK LOCK-OFF LEVER...
  • Page 12 FEATURES POSITIVE STOPS ON MITER TABLE 24” 3 7/16” 3 7/16” 17 1/8” Positive stops have been provided at 0°, 22-1/2° and 45°. The 22-1/2° and 45° positive stops have been 3 15/16” provided on both the left and right side of the miter table.
  • Page 13: Adjustments

    ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: To prevent accidental starting that TO INSTALL BLADE could cause possible serious personal injury, See Figures 10, 11, and 12. assemble all parts to your saw before connecting it to power supply. Saw should never be WARNING: A 10 in. blade is the maximum connected to power supply when you are blade capacity of your saw.
  • Page 14 ADJUSTMENTS LOWER PHILLIPS Wipe a drop of oil onto inner blade washer and BLADE GUARD SCREW outer blade washer where they contact the blade. WARNING: If inner blade washer has been removed, replace it before placing blade on spindle. Failure to do so could cause an accident since blade will not tighten properly.
  • Page 15 ADJUSTMENTS MITER TABLE Note: Many of the illustrations in this manual show FENCE only portions of your miter saw. This is intentional so that we can clearly show points being made in the illustrations. Never operate your saw without all guards securely in place and in good operating condition.
  • Page 16 ADJUSTMENTS After squaring adjustments have been made, it may SQUARING THE SAW BLADE TO THE be necessary to loosen the scale indicator screw and FENCE reset the indicator to zero. See Figures 17 - 20. Unplug your saw. FENCE WARNING : Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury.
  • Page 17: Adjustments

    ADJUSTMENTS PIVOT ADJUSTMENTS APPLICATIONS (Use only for the purposes listed below) Note: These adjustments were made at the factory and normally do not require readjustment. Cross cutting wood and plastic. Cross cutting miters, joints, etc. for picture frames, TRAVEL PIVOT ADJUSTMENT moldings, door casings, and fine joinery.
  • Page 18: Operation

    OPERATION CUTTING WITH YOUR MITER SAW WARNING: When using a work clamp or C-clamp to secure your workpiece, clamp STRAIGHT CROSSCUT workpiece on one side of the blade only. The workpiece must remain free on one side of the blade to prevent the blade from binding in workpiece.
  • Page 19 OPERATION Before turning on the saw, perform a dry run of the cutting operation just to make sure that no problems will occur when the cut is made. Grasp the saw handle firmly, press the lock-off tab down, then squeeze the switch trigger. Allow several seconds for the blade to reach maximum speed.
  • Page 20 OPERATION CUTTING WARPED MATERIAL CLAMPING WIDE WORKPIECES See Figures 23 and 24. See Figure 25. When cutting wide workpieces such as a 2 in. x 6 in., boards should be clamped with a C-clamp as shown in figure 25. WIDE BOARD RIGHT Fig.
  • Page 21: Maintenance

    WARNING: EXTENSION CORDS When servicing, use only identical Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of part may create a hazard or cause product power. To keep the loss to a minimum and to prevent damage.
  • Page 22: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE WARNING: To ensure safety and reliability, all Your saw has externally accessible brush assemblies repairs — with the exception of the externally that should be periodically checked for wear. accessible brushes — should be performed by a Proceed as follows when replacement is required: qualified service technician at a Sears store to Unplug your saw.
  • Page 23 NOTES...
  • Page 24: Exploded View And Repair Parts List

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