To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator's manual before using this product. Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd. Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.com 983000-197 11-03...
Exploded View and Repair Parts List ........................20-21 Parts Ordering / Service ..............................22 WARRANTY FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN CORDLESS TRIM SAW If this Cordless Trim 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 repair it, free of charge.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES Shorting the battery terminals together may cause be suitable for one tool, may create a risk of injury when sparks, burns, or a fire. used on another tool. Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp Service and clean.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES If the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in the cut, Check the operation and condition of the lower guard spring. If the guard and the spring are not the teeth at the back edge of the blade can dig into the operating properly, they must be serviced before top surface of the wood causing the blade to climb out of the kerf and jump back toward the operator.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHARGER AND SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp Never use a battery that has been dropped or received blow, been dropped, or otherwise damaged in any a sharp blow. A damaged battery is subject to explo- way;...
SYMBOLS Important: Some of the following symbols may be used on your 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...
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CHARGER ITEM NO. 11041 TRIM SAW 315.114260 (1425301) Blade Diameter 5-1/2 in. Input 120 V, 60 Hz, AC only Blade Arbor 3/8 in. Charging Voltage 19.2 Volt Cutting Depth at 0° 1-9/16 in. Charge Rate 1 Hours Cutting Depth at 45°...
FEATURES minutes. When battery pack reaches normal voltage replacing. Also, if you are removing battery pack from range, red LED should come on. charger and no LEDs are on, return both battery pack and charger to your nearest Sears Service Center. If red LED does not come on after 30 minutes, this Do not insert another battery pack into charger.
ASSEMBLY SPINDLE WARNING: Always remove battery pack from LOCK BUTTON your saw when you are assembling parts, making LOWER BLADE adjustments, assembling or removing blades, GUARD HANDLE cleaning, or when not in use. Removing battery pack will prevent accidental starting that could cause serious personal injury.
OPERATION ASSEMBLY TO REMOVE BLADE See Figure 5. Remove battery pack from saw. WARNING: Failure to remove battery pack from saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. LATCHES Remove blade wrench from storage area. See Figure 1. Position saw as shown in figure 5, depress spindle lock button, and remove blade screw.
OPERATION KICKBACK TO LESSEN THE CHANCE OF KICKBACK: See Figure 8. Always keep the correct blade depth setting – the correct blade depth setting for all cuts should not exceed 1/4 in. below the material to be cut. See Figure 10. One blade tooth below the material to be cut works best for most efficient cutting action.
OPERATION When making a cut use steady, even pressure. STARTING A CUT Never force cuts. Know the right way to use your saw. Do not cut warped or wet lumber. See Figure 13. 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.
OPERATION TO HELP MAINTAIN CONTROL: Hold your saw firmly with both hands. See Figure 16. Always support your workpiece near the cut. Support your workpiece so the cut will be on your left. Clamp your workpiece so it will not move during the cut. Place your workpiece with its good side down.
OPERATION TO CROSS CUT OR RIP CUT A width of cut scale has been provided on the base of your saw. When making straight cross cuts or rip cuts, the When making a cross cut or rip cut, align your line of cut scale can be used to measure up to four inches to the with the outer blade guide notch on the saw base as right side of the blade.
OPERATION Align your line of cut with the inner blade guide notch on ALTERNATIVE RIP METHOD the saw base when making 45° bevel cuts. See Figure 20. Since blade thicknesses vary and different angles Using C-clamps, firmly clamp a straight edge to the require different settings, always make a trial cut in workpiece and guide the saw along the straight edge to scrap material along a guideline to determine how...
OPERATION POSITIVE 0 ° BEVEL STOP Turn screw and adjust base until square with saw blade. See Figure 23. Tighten hex nut and bevel adjustment knob securely. ADJUSTMENT SCREW BEVEL WARNING: Attempting to make cuts without ADJUSTMENT bevel adjustment knob securely tightened can result KNOB in serious injury.
Do not abuse power tools. Abusive practices can damage When servicing, use only identical tool as well as workpiece. Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other part may create a hazard or cause product damage. Only the parts shown on parts list, page 21, are intended to be repaired or replaced by the customer.