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Craftsman 315.115790 Operator's Manual

19.2 volt reciprocating saw variable speed
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Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
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10-13-05 (REV:00)
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  • Page 1 Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: Save this manual for future reference 983000-878 10-13-05 (REV:00)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    If this Craftsman tool fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from date of purchase, RETURN IT TO ANY SEARS STORE OR OTHER CRAFTSMAN OUTLET IN THE UNITED STATES FOR FREE REPLACEMENT. If this Craftsman tool is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
  • Page 3: General Safety Rules

     Use battery only with charger listed. risk of starting the tool accidentally. MODEL BATTERY PACK CHARGER  Store idle tools out of reach of children and other 315.115790 130279003 Model No. 1425301 untrained persons. Tools are dangerous in the hands 130279005 (Item No.
  • Page 4: Specific Safety Rules

    GENERAL SAFETY RULES SERVICE  When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Follow instructions in the  Tool service must be performed only by qualified Maintenance section of this manual. Use of repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed unauthorized parts or failure to follow Maintenance by unqualified personnel may result in a risk of injury.
  • Page 5: Safety Rules For Charger

    SAFETY RULES FOR CHARGER WARNING!  An extension cord should not be used unless READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL absolutely necessary. Use of improper extension cord INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to follow all instructions could result in a risk of fire and electric shock. If listed below, may result in electric shock, fire extension cord must be used, make sure: and/or serious personal injury.
  • Page 6: Symbols

    SYMBOLS Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cycles per second)
  • Page 7: Symbols

    SYMBOLS The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product. SYMBOL SIGNAL MEANING DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 8: Features

    FEATURES PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Motor ..................................19.2 V DC Switch ................................Variable Speed No Load Speed ..............................0-3,100/min. Charger Input ............................120 V, 60 Hz, AC only Charge Rate ..................................1 hour Stroke Length ................................7/8 in. BASE (SHOE) ASSEMBLY LOCK-OFF BUTTON SAW BLADE SWITCH TRIGGER BLADE CLAMP...
  • Page 9: Features

    FEATURES KNOW YOUR RECIPROCATING SAW SWITCH TRIGGER See Figure 1. To turn the saw ON, depress the lock-off button and then Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself depress the switch trigger. Release switch trigger to turn with all operating features and safety rules. the saw OFF.
  • Page 10: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY UNPACKING WARNING: If any parts are damaged or missing do This product has been shipped completely assembled. not operate this tool until the damaged or missing  Carefully remove the tool and any accessories from the parts are replaced. Failure to do so could result in box.
  • Page 11 OPERATION CHARGING A COOL BATTERY PACK CHARGING A HOT BATTERY PACK See Figure 2. When using the tool continuously, the batteries in the battery pack will become hot. You should let a hot battery If battery pack is below normal temperature range, the pack cool down for approximately 30 minutes before green LED on charger will come on.
  • Page 12 By doing LATCH this, you will get a smoother, faster cut and prolong blade life. Replacement blades for this saw are available from your nearest Craftsman dealer. DEPRESS LATCH TO RELEASE BATTERY PACK Fig. 3...
  • Page 13 OPERATION BASE (SHOE) ASSEMBLY WARNING: Make sure blade does not touch work See Figure 5. until motor reaches full speed, since this could cause The base assembly of the reciprocating saw pivots up and loss of control resulting in serious injury. down in both directions.
  • Page 14 OPERATION PLUNGE CUTTING METAL CUTTING See Figure 7. See Figure 8.  Mark the line of cut clearly. Metals such as sheet steel, pipe, steel rods, aluminum, brass, and copper may be cut with the saw. Be careful  Choose a convenient starting point inside the area not to twist or bend the saw blade.
  • Page 15: Maintenance

    WARNING: When servicing, use only identical Do not at any time let brake fluids, Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other part gasoline, petroleum-based products, penetrating may create a hazard or cause product damage. oils, etc. come in contact with plastic parts.
  • Page 16: Accessories

    ACCESSORIES Look for these accessories at Sears retail: BLADE TYPES LENGTH TEETH PER IN. For fast smooth cuts in woods, masonite, plastics, hard composition board and all plunge cutting. Keyhole blade shape permits cutting in hard to reach areas........6 ....6 For fast, smooth, deep cuts through thick wood, plastic, composition board, and hardboard.
  • Page 17: Exploded View And Parts List

    CRAFTSMAN 19.2 VOLT RECIPROCATING SAW – MODEL NO. 315.115790 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your RECIPROCATING SAW or when ordering repair parts.
  • Page 18: Purchase

    Get it fixed, at your home or ours! Your Home For repair – in your home – of all major brand appliances, lawn and garden equipment, or heating and cooling systems, no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! For the replacement parts, accessories and owner’s manuals that you need to do-it-yourself.