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Owner's Manual
10 in. Stationary
TABLE SAW
Model No.
315.228310
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CAUTION:
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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
972000-524
7-99
1
• Safety
• Features
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List
NRTL/C
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TABLE SAW 315.228310

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  • Page 1 Instructions before first use of this • Operation 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: www.sears.com/craftsman NRTL/C 972000-524 7-99 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    WARRANTY FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW If this Table Saw fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, Sears will repair it, free of charge. Contact a Sears Service Center for repair.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Making a Large Panel Cut ..........................39 Making a Non-Through Cut .......................... 39 Making a Dado Cut ............................40 Maintenance ..............................41 Lubrication ..............................41 Troubleshooting ............................42-44 Exploded View and Repair Parts List ...................... 46-63 Parts Ordering / Service ........................back page ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 4: Rules For Safe Operation

    DO NOT leave tools or pieces of wood on the tentionally contacted. saw while it is in operation. ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 5 A wire gage size When servicing, use only identical (A.W.G.) of at least 14 is recommended for an Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other extension cord 25 feet or less in length. If in parts may create a hazard or cause product doubt, use the next heavier gage.
  • Page 6: Rules For Safe Operation

    If you the blade guard. NEVER TOUCH BLADE or loan someone this tool, loan them these instruc- other moving parts during use, for any reason. tions also. WARNING: Blade coasts after being turned off. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 7: Electrical

    Figure 1. It also has a grounding pin like the one shown. ELECTRICAL CONNECTION Your Sears Craftsman Table Saw is powered by a precision built electric motor. It should be connected to a power supply that is 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only (normal household current).
  • Page 8: Glossary And Product Specifications

    Cutting Capacity with Miter at 0˚/Bevel 0˚: 3-3/8 in. Table Size without table extensions 20 in. x 27 in. Table Size with table extensions 44 in. x 27 in. Cutting Capacity with Miter at 0˚/Bevel 45˚: 2-1/4 in. ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 9: Unpacking And Accessories

    Excalibur Dado • Align-A-Rip XRC Rip Fence • 7 in. Adj. Dado 36 tip • Dust Collection System • 7 in. Adj. Dado 24 tip WARNING: The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous. ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 10: Loose Parts List

    M. Motor ..............1 (Shown Separately) ..........1 N. Motor Mounting Plate Y. Hardware for Blade Guard Bracket and (Hardware Shown Separately) ......1 Blade Guard Assembly (Shown Separately) ..1 Z. Owner’s Manual (Not Shown) ....... 1 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 11: Small Parts List

    (5/16-18) ..........4 flat washer (3/16 in) ..........4 Fig. 2 b W. Hardware for Table Extensions ......1 hex bolt (5/16-18 x 1-1/4 in.) ......8 flat washer (5/16 in.) ......... 16 hex nut (5/16-18) ..........8 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 12 (5/16-18 x 1 in.) ...... 6 screw (1/4-20 x 3/8) ..........2 flat washer (5/16 in.) ........... 6 hex nut (5/16-18) ..........6 end cap for rear rail ..........2 screw (5/32-32 x 1/2 in.) ........2 Fig. 2 c ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 13: Tools Needed

    8 mm, 10 mm, and 12 mm HEX KEYS (PROVIDED) 2 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, and 6 mm COMBINATION SQUARE HAMMER ° TRIANGLE WRENCHES: 8 mm, 10 mm, and 12 mm ADJUSTABLE WRENCH FRAMING SQUARE Fig. 3 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 14: Labels

    WHEN SERVICING, USE ONLY IDENTICAL CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS. During Use. Align and • MODEL 315.228310 SER. NO. Tighten MADE IN TAIWAN NRTL/C SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. STATIONARY TOOL Riving Knife Fasteners Customer Help Line 1-800-932-3188 Before Use. Fig. 4 a ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 15: Labels

    • Disconnect the saw from the power source before See instructions for ripping. changing blade or servicing. Turn Counterclockwise to • Never reach around or over saw blade. • Do not expose to rain or use in damp places. Lower Blade. Fig. 4 b ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 16: Features

    INSERT EXTENSION MITER GAGE GROOVE SCALE TABLE EXTENSION FRONT RAIL MITER GAGE SWITCH BEVEL WITH KEY HANDWHEEL BEVEL RIP FENCE SCALE HANDLE HEIGHT HANDWHEEL LEG STAND BELT COVER LEVELING FOOT BEVEL LOCK HANDLE MOTOR Fig. 5 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 17 RAILS - Front and rear rails provide support for large BLADE - This saw is provided with a Craftsman 64 workpieces and the rip fence. tooth, 10 in. steel blade. The blade is adjusted with RIP FENCE - A sturdy metal fence guides the bevel and height handwheels on the cabinet.
  • Page 18: Assembly

    UPPER BRACE WASHER WASHER TABLE SAW BASE SHAFT END SCREW HEX NUT Fig. 6 CARRIAGE BOLT HEX NUT LOWER BRACE WASHER HEX NUT LEVELING FOOT Fig. 7 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 19: Mounting The Leg Stand On The Table Saw Base

    Use the same steps to install the lower braces. braces. Make sure the Craftsman label faces the Tighten all hex nuts with a 12 mm wrench. front of the saw (same side as height handwheel).
  • Page 20: Assembling Table Extensions

    Recheck the front alignment. If even, tighten the screws with a 12 mm wrench. BLOCK TABLE OF WOOD EXTENSION TABLE EXTENSION BLOCK TABLE OF WOOD EXTENSION HERE TABLE Fig. 11 HEAD BOLT FLAT WASHER HEX NUT Fig. 10 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 21: Installing The Rear Rail

    Put the end caps on the rail ends. Insert the screws and tighten with a phillips head screwdriver. TABLE SLOT EXTENSION REAR RAIL END CAP REAR RAIL HEX NUT SQUARE FLAT HEAD BOLTS WASHER Fig. 12 SCREW REAR OF SAW Fig. 14 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 22: Installing The Front Rail

    Place the switch out of the immediate work area to avoid accidentally turning it off during operation. TABLE TABLE EXTENSION TABLE EXTENSION RAIL SLOT FRONT RAIL SWITCH SLOT 7-1/8 in. MARK RIGHT SCALE SWITCH WITH KEY FRONT RAIL Fig. 16 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 23: Aligning Rip Fence And Front Rail

    HOOK OVER HEX BOLTS Fig. 17 REAR RAIL TO INSTALL SCALE INDICATOR ON LEFT SIDE RODS RIP FENCE MOTOR MOTOR FRONT RAIL BRACKET SUPPORT ASSEMBLY FLAT WASHER 1 in. HEX BOLTS Fig. 19 Fig. 18 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 24: Installing The Belt And Belt Guard

    2 mm MOTOR SUPPORT ASSEMBLY HEX KEY SETSCREW FRAMING SQUARE THROAT PLATE FLAT HEAD SCREW BELT TABLE TOP MOTOR PULLEY HEIGHT MOTOR SCREWS HANDWHEEL Fig. 20 BEVEL HANDWHEEL Fig. 22 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 25: Installing The Blade Guard

    FLAT Securely tighten with a 5 mm hex key. RIVING WASHER KNIFE Raise the blade all the way up. BLADE CRADLE GUARD BRACKET ANTI-KICKBACK PAWLS LOCK WASHER Fig. 25 BOLT Fig. 23 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 26: Aligning The Riving Knife With The Blade

    Securely tighten the screw with a 5 mm hex key. RIVING KNIFE RIVING KNIFE BLADE THROAT PLATE TABLE FRAMING SQUARE BLADE FRAMING SQUARE Fig. 26 TOP VIEW OF SAW WITH RIVING KNIFE SHOWN CENTERED OVER BLADE Fig. 28 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 27: Checking Rip Fence And Blade Alignment

    RIP FENCE HANDLE Fig. 31 GROOVE FRAMING Note: To insure proper self alignment when position- BLADE SQUARE ing rip fence, push sides of scale indicator housing against front rail before locking rip fence handle. Fig. 29 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 28: Adjustments

    Securely tighten the screw. If the throat plate is not flush with the table, adjust the setscrews with a 2 mm hex key. Do not allow the throat plate to bow up above the table surface. ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 29: Heeling (Paralleling) The Sawblade To Miter Gage Groove

    If the move the rear bracket toward the miter gage distances are the same, the blade and the miter groove. Tap with a block of wood and hammer. gage groove are parallel. ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 30: Setting The Bevel Stops And Indicator

    Tighten the 90˚ stop screw and recheck that the blade is square in a 90˚ position. If not, repeat. When the blade is square, check the scale indica- tor. If it is not at zero, reset the scale indicator as before. ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Miter Gage

    You can set the miter gage at 0˚ and plus or minus 45˚ LOCK NUT with the miter gage stop pin and adjustable stop STOP PIN screws. Fig. 40 Note: The miter gage provides close accuracy in angled cuts. For very close tolerances, test cuts are recommended. ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 32: Removing / Replacing The Throat Plate

    If not, adjust the four set screws with a 2 mm hex key. See the procedure in the Assem- bly section. Fig. 41 Securely tighten throat plate screw. Do not allow the throat plate to bow up above the table surface. ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 33: Operation

    WARNING: Place the featherboard against the Always use clean, sharp, and properly-set blades. uncut portion of the workpiece, to avoid Never make cuts with dull blades. kickback that could cause serious personal injury. ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 34: Types Of Cuts

    WARNING: All blades and cutting accessories must be rated for at least 5,000 rpm to prevent Compound (bevel) Miter Cut possible injury. Fig. 43 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 35: Making A Cross Cut

    PLACE LEFT HAND ON Remove the miter gage and attach the rip fence WORKPIECE AND ON LEFT SIDE OF BLADE over the rails. MITER GAGE HERE PLACE RIGHT HAND ON MITER GAGE KNOB HERE Fig. 44 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 36: Making A Miter Cut

    To change the height, turn the height hand wheel. To set the wood angle, loosen the miter gage knob, set the angle with the indicator on the miter gage, LOOSEN then retighten miter gage knob. Fig. 48 TO TIGHTEN ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 37: Making A Bevel Rip Cut

    Use a pushstick to move small pieces of wood into and past the blade. WARNING: Make sure the blade guard is lowered over blade and is working properly to prevent possible injury. Fig. 50 ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 38: Making A Compound (Bevel) Miter Cut

    Let the blade build up to full speed. Hold the work firmly against the miter gage and push the miter gage to feed the work into the blade. When the work is completed, press the switch off and remove the key. ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 39: Making A Large Panel Cut

    Let the blade build up to full speed before feeding the workpiece into the blade. When the work is completed, press the switch off and remove the switch key. Unplug the saw, then reinstall the riving knife and the blade guard. ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 40: Making A Dado Cut

    Unplug the saw, remove the the blade when it is on or you could be seriously dado insert and dado blade. Reinstall the blade, hurt. riving knife, blade guard and throat plate. ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 41: Maintenance

    Frequently vacuum or blow out any sawdust from WARNING: When servicing, use only identical the motor. Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other part may create a hazard or cause product WARNING: If the power cord is worn, cut, or damage.
  • Page 42: Troubleshooting

    3. Dull blade. 3. Replace the blade. 4. Fuses or circuit breakers are 4. Replace fuses or circuit wrong size or defective. breakers. 5. Feeding workpiece too rapidly. 5. Feed workpiece into blade slower. ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 43 1. See Setting the Bevel Stops and Indicator in the Adjustments sec- 45˚ positions. justed. tion. 2. Positive stops inside base are 2. See Setting the Bevel Stops and not accurate. Indicator in the Adjustments sec- tion. ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 44 2. Rails are dirty or sticky. Wood edges away from rip fence 1. See the Assembly section for 1. Rip fence is misaligned. Checking Rip Fence and Blade when ripping. Alignment and Aligning Rip Fence and Front Rail procedures . ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 45 NOTES ® TABLE SAW 315.228310...
  • Page 46: Exploded View And Repair Parts List

    CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. FIGURE A ®...
  • Page 47 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE A...
  • Page 48 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. FIGURE B...
  • Page 49 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE B...
  • Page 50 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. FIGURE C...
  • Page 51 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE C...
  • Page 52 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. FIGURE D...
  • Page 53 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE D...
  • Page 54 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. FIGURE E...
  • Page 55 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE E...
  • Page 56 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. FIGURE F...
  • Page 57 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE F...
  • Page 58 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. e to w is...
  • Page 59 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE G...
  • Page 60 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. FIGURE H...
  • Page 61 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE H...
  • Page 62 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. 15 16 52 9...
  • Page 63 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW – MODEL NO. 315.228310 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the cabinet. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your TABLE SAW or when ordering repair parts. PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE I...
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