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Craftsman 315.108400 Owner's Manual

7-1/4 in. circular saw double insulated
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Owner's Manual
7-1/4 in. CIRCULAR SAW
Double Insulated
Model Nos.
315.108400
315.108410
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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
972000-823
10-01
• Safety
• Features
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List
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  • Page 1 • Operation all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of • Maintenance this product. • Parts List 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 972000-823 10-01...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents ............................... 2 General Safety Rules .............................2-3 Specific Safety Rules and/or Symbols ......................3-6 Features .................................7-8 Assembly ..............................9-10 Operation ..............................11-18 Maintenance ...............................18-19 Accessories ..............................19 Exploded View and Repair Parts List ......................20-21 Parts Ordering / Service ........................... 22 GENERAL SAFETY RULES WARNING: Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges, or...
  • Page 3: General Safety Rules

    GENERAL SAFETY RULES Tool Use and Care Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any other condi- Use clamps or another practical way to secure tion that may affect the tool’s operation. If and support the workpiece to a stable plat- damaged, have the tool serviced before using.
  • Page 4 SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES causing the blade to climb out of the kerf and Specific Safety Rules for Circular Saws jump back toward the operator. (continued) Kickback is the result of tool misuse and/or Always observe that the lower guard is incorrect operating procedures or conditions covering the blade before placing saw and can be avoided by taking proper...
  • Page 5: Specific Safety Rules And/Or Symbols

    SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES AND/OR SYMBOLS Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may con- tact hidden wiring or its cord. Contact with a “live” wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool “live” and shock the operator.
  • Page 6 SYMBOLS SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Minutes Time Alternating Current Type or a characteristic of current Direct Current Type or a characteristic of current No Load Speed Rotational speed, at no load Class II Construction Designates Double Insulated Construction Tools .../min...
  • Page 7: Features

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Horsepower Cutting Depth at 0° Bevel Cut 2-3/8 in. (60 mm) Model 315.108400 2-1/3 Cutting Depth at 45° Bevel Cut 1-13/16 in. (46 mm) Model 315.108410 2-1/2 Cutting Depth at 51.5° Bevel Cut 1-5/8 in.
  • Page 8 FEATURES MODEL 315.108400 / MODEL 315.108410 SWITCH TRIGGER LOWER BLADE GUARD HANDLE DUST CHUTE UPPER BLADE GUARD BEVEL CUT ADJUSTMENT BASE (WING NUT) ASSEMBLY SPINDLE LOCK BUTTON (MODEL 315.108410 ONLY) LOWER BLADE GUARD BLADE DEPTH OF CUT SCALE DEPTH OF...
  • Page 9: Assembly

    CUPPED SIDE OF TO ASSEMBLE OR REMOVE BLADE SPRING WASHER Fig. 3 SPRING WASHER MODEL 315.108400 See Figures 2, 3, and 4. Replace "D" washer and spring washer. Note: "Cupped" side of spring washer goes against Unplug your saw. See Figure 3.
  • Page 10: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY Replace "D" washer and spring washer. TO ASSEMBLE OR REMOVE BLADE Note: "Cupped" side of spring washer goes MODEL 315.1084100 See Figure 6. against "D" washer. See Figures 5, 6, and 7. Unplug your saw. OUTER BLADE WASHER ("D" WASHER) WARNING: Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible...
  • Page 11: Operation

    OPERATION SAW BLADES KICKBACK See Figure 9. 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.
  • Page 12 OPERATION TO LESSEN THE CHANCE OF KICKBACK: When making a cut use steady, even pressure. Never force cuts. Always keep the correct blade depth setting – the Do not cut warped or wet lumber. correct blade depth setting for all cuts should not exceed 1/4 inch below the material to be cut.
  • Page 13 OPERATION TO HELP MAINTAIN CONTROL: STARTING A CUT Always support your workpiece near the cut. Know the right way to use your saw. See Figure 14. Support your workpiece so the cut will be on your right. Clamp your workpiece so it will not move during the cut.
  • Page 14 OPERATION Hold your saw firmly with both hands. CAUTION: When lifting your saw from the See Figure 17. workpiece, the blade is exposed on the underside of your saw until the lower blade guard closes. Make sure lower guard is closed before setting your saw down on work surface.
  • Page 15 OPERATION TO BEVEL CUT When making a bevel cut hold your saw firmly with both hands as shown in Figure 20. The angle of cut of your saw may be adjusted to any Rest the front edge of the base on the workpiece. desired setting between zero and 51.5°.
  • Page 16 OPERATION ° POSITIVE 0 BEVEL STOP TO ADJUST See Figure 21. Unplug your saw. ADJUSTMENT BEVEL WARNING: Failure to unplug your saw could ADJUSTMENT SCREW result in accidental starting causing possible WING NUT serious personal injury. Loosen wing nut. Loosen hex nut securing adjustment screw. Turn screw and adjust base until square with saw blade.
  • Page 17 OPERATION OPERATION C-clamps, firmly clamp a straight edge to the TO POCKET CUT workpiece and guide the saw along the straight edge See Figure 23. to achieve a straight rip cut. Do not bind the blade in WARNING: Always adjust bevel setting to zero the cut.
  • Page 18: Maintenance

    OPERATION UPPER OPTIONAL DUST NOZZLE KIT BLADE GUARD See Figure 26. An optional dust nozzle kit, part no. 982829-001, is available for purchase at your nearest Sears Retail Store. As shown in Figure 26, the adapter fits over the dust chute which is located on the upper blade guard.The nozzle attaches to the adapter.
  • Page 19: Accessories

    WARNING: The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous. WARRANTY FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN CIRCULAR SAW If this Circular Saw fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SEARS SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will replace it, free of charge.
  • Page 20 CRAFTSMAN CIRCULAR SAW – MODEL NUMBER 315.108400...
  • Page 21 CRAFTSMAN CIRCULAR SAW – MODEL NUMBER 315.108400 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your CIRCULAR SAW or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS...
  • Page 22 CRAFTSMAN CIRCULAR SAW – MODEL NUMBER 315.108410...
  • Page 23 CRAFTSMAN CIRCULAR SAW – MODEL NUMBER 315.108410 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your CIRCULAR SAW or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS...
  • Page 24 Get it fixed, at your home or ours! For repair of major brand appliances in your own home… no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 1-800-4-MY-HOME Anytime, day or night (1-800-469-4663) www.sears.com To bring in products such as vacuums, lawn equipment and electronics for repair, call for the location of your nearest Sears Parts &...

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