Craftsman 315.21213 Owner's Manual

10 in. compound miter saw double insulated
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10 in. COMPOUND MITER SAW
Double Insulated
Model No.
315.212130
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_IL CAUTION:
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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
972000-905
9-01
• Safety
• Features
• Adjustments
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List
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  • Page 1 Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of this product. Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.com/craftsman 972000-905 9-01 • Safety • Features • Adjustments • Operation • Maintenance • Parts List...
  • Page 2: Full One Year Warranty

    • Table of Contents ... • Warranty and Introduction ..• Rules For Safe Operation ... • Glossary ... • Product Specifications and Unpacking ... • Labels ... • Loose Parts and Tools Needed ... • Features ... • Adjustments ...
  • Page 3: Double Insulation

    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 wamings do not by themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures.
  • Page 4: Operation

    RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION • USE THE PROPER EXTENSION sure your extension cord is in good condition. Use only a cord heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating.
  • Page 5 Sears store or repair center. WARNING: YOUR SAW. Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product damage. NEVER USE THIS TOOL IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE.
  • Page 6: Rules For Safe Operation

    RULES SAFE OPERATION ALWAYS TURN OFF THE SAW before discon- necting it to avoid accidental starting when reconnecting to power supply. NEVER leave the saw unattended while connected to a power source. NEVER lift this tool by gripping the sliding miter fence.
  • Page 7 Blade Diameter Blade Arbor No Load Speed Rating 120 Volts, 60Hz-AC Only Input Net Weight Your Compound Miter Saw has been shipped completely assembled except for the blade, miter lock handle, and dust guide. WARNING: If any parts are missing, do not operate this tool until the missing parts are replaced.
  • Page 8 The following labels are on the miter saw with locations indicated. and securelytightenscrew I Restorelower bladeguard before use CUlt for Blade Change. See DANGER: DO NOT REMOVE ANY GUARD, USE OF SAW WITHOUT THIS GUARD WILL RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY. A WARNING / ADVERTENCIA •...
  • Page 9 The following items are included with your Compound Miter Saw: Saw Blade - 10 in. Miter Lock Handle Dust Guide Blade Wrench 5 mm Hex Key Wrench 8 mm HEX KEY 6 mm HEX KEY 5 mm HEX KEY MITERLOCKHANDLE _1= WARNING: The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous and could cause serious personal injury.
  • Page 10: Amp Motor

    KNOW YOUR COMPOUND See Figure 3. Before attempting to use your saw, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety requirements. WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with your saw to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict severe injury.
  • Page 11: Carrying Handle

    CARRYING HANDLE See Figure 4. For convenience when carrying or transporting your miter saw from one place to another, a carrying handle has been provided on top of the saw arm as shown in figure 4. To transport, turn off and unplug your saw, then lower the saw arm and lock it in the down position.
  • Page 12 POSITIVE STOPS ON MITER TABLE Positive stops have been provided at 0°, 22-1/2 ° and 45 °. The 22-1/2 ° and 45 ° positive stops have been provided on both the left and right side of the miter table. BEVEL LOCK KNOB The bevel lock knob securely locks your compound miter saw at desired bevel angles.
  • Page 13 WARNING: To prevent accidental starting that could cause possible serious personal injury, assemble all parts to your saw before connecting it to power supply. Saw should never be connected to power supply when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or removing blades, or when not in use.
  • Page 14: Blade Guard

    LOWER PHILLIPS BLADE G UARD SCREW BLADE BOLTCOVER LOOSEN TIGHTEN OUTERBLADEWASHER WITH DOUBLE"D" FLATS BLADEBOLT • Depress the spindle lock button and rotate the blade bolt until the spindle locks. See Figure 12. • Using the blade wrench provided, loosen and remove the blade bolt.
  • Page 15 Note: Many of the illustrations in this manual show only portions of your compound 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: Squaring The Saw Blade To The Fence

    SQUARING THE SAW BLADE TO THE FENCE See Figures 17 - 20. • Unplug your saw. WARNING: Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the lock pin to hold the saw arm in transport position.
  • Page 17 SQUARING BLADE TO THE MITER TABLE See Figures 21 - 24. • Unplug your saw. WARNING: Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the lock pin to hold the saw arm in transport position.
  • Page 18: Travel Pivot Adjustment

    Retighten bevel lock knob. Next, retighten lock nut securing the positive stop adjustment screw. Recheck blade-to-table alignment. Note: The above procedure can be used to check blade squareness of the saw blade to the miter table at both O ° and 45 ° angles, Your saw has three scale indicators, two on either side of the bevel scale and one on the miter scale.
  • Page 19: Cutting With Your Compound Miter Saw

    DEPTHSTOP ADJUSTMENT SCREW BEVEL POSITIVE STOPADJUSTMENT LOCKNUT(S) SCREWFOR 0° ANGLES • Lower the blade into the zero clearance throat plate of the miter table. Check blade clearance and maximum cutting distance (distance from fence where blade enters) to front of miter table slot.
  • Page 20: To Bevel Cut With Your Miter Saw

    • C-CLAMP Place the workpiece flat on the miter table with one edge securely against the fence. If the board is warped, place the convex side against the fence. If the concave edge of a board is placed against the fence, the board could collapse on the blade at the end of the cut, jamming the blade.
  • Page 21: Bevel Cut

    FENCE SCREW C-CLAMP • Adjustments of the miter fence must be made to correspond to the desired angle of the bevel cut prior to tilting the saw arm. The fence is marked for 15°, 30 °, or 45 °. Loosen the fence screw on the miter fence, slide the fence to the desired position, and retighten the fence screw.
  • Page 22 TO MAKE A COMPOUND CUT WITH YOUR MITER SAW • Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full height. • Loosen the miter lock handle. Rotate the miter lock handle approximately one-half turn to the left to loosen.
  • Page 23: Support Long Workpieces

    • Before turning on the sew, 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 then squeeze the switch trigger. Allow several seconds for the blade to reach maximum speed.
  • Page 24 cu'n'ING COMPOUND MITERS To aid in making the correct settings, the compound angle setting chart below has been provided. Since com- pound cuts are the most difficult to accurately obtain, trial cuts should be made in scrap material, and much thought and planning made, pdor to making your required cut.
  • Page 25: Cutting Crown Molding

    CUTTING CROWN MOLDING Your compound miter saw does an excellent job of cutting crown molding. In general, compound miter saws do a better job of cutting crown molding than any other tool made. In order to fit properly, crown molding must be com- pound mitered with extreme accuracy.
  • Page 26 Bevel Angle Type of Cut Setting Left side, inside corner 1. Top edge of molding against fence 33"85° 2. Miter table set right 31.62 ° 3. Save left end of cut Right side, inside corner 1. Bottom edge of molding against fence 33.85* 2.
  • Page 27: Extension Cords

    WARNING:Whenservicing, useonlyidentical Craftsman replacement pads.Useofanyother part may create a hazard or cause product damage. GENERAL Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. Use clean cloths to remove dirt, carbon dust, etc.
  • Page 28 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212130 Figure A...
  • Page 29 CRAFTSMAN MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts. The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION 710308-045 * Bolt (M8 x 45 Soc. Hd.) ...
  • Page 30 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212130 FigureB...
  • Page 31 CRAFTSMAN The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts. PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION 976528-001 Torsion Spring ... 511D04020 Support Bracket ...
  • Page 32 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND Figure C MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212130...
  • Page 33 CRAFTSMAN The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts. PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION 976539-001 Dust Shield ... 976596-001 U-Clip ...
  • Page 34 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212130 SEE NOTE"A" f.J'Ji '° "-.2 27 26 -"4 "0-... 1 Figure D...
  • Page 35 CRAFTSMAN The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts. PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION 976641-001 "O" Ring ... 976576-001 Lock Pin ...
  • Page 36 Get it fixed, at your home or ourst For repair of major brand appliances no matter who made it, no matter who sold it_ 1-800-4-MY-HOM EsM To bring in products such as vacuums, for repair, call for the location of your nearest Sears Parts & Repair Center. 1-800-488-1222 For the replacement that you need to do-it-yourself,...

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