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Craftsman 315.21208 Owner's Manual

8-1/4 in. compound miter saw double insulated
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Owner's Manual
8-1/4 in.
COMPOUND MITER SAW
Double Insulated
Model No.
315.212080
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CAUTION:
Read and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructionsbefore 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
97200_504
7-98
• Safety
• Features
• Adjustments
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List
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  • Page 1 Safety Rules and Operating Instructionsbefore 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 97200_504 7-98 • Safety • Features • Adjustments • Operation •...
  • 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 .._ ... •...
  • Page 3: Double Insulation

    The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to poselble dangers. The safety symbols, and the explanations with them, deserve your careful attention and understanding. not by themselves eliminate any danger. The Instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures.
  • Page 4 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION USE THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to use one 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. YOUR SAW. WARNING: Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product damage. NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMO- SPHERE.
  • Page 6: Operation

    RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION ALWAYS STAY ALERTI Do not allow familiarity (gained fTom frequent use of your saw) to cause a careless mistake. ALWAYS REMEMBER that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict severe injury. STAY ALERT AND EXERCISE CONTROL Watch what you are doing and use common sense.
  • Page 7 Blade Diameter Blade Arbor No Load Speed Rating 120 Volts, 60 Hz-AC Only Input Net Weight Your Compound Miter Saw has been shipped completely assembled except for the blade 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 loca- tions indicated. Restorelowerblade( and securelytightenscrew beforeuse ,_ WARNING ADVERTENCIA Fig. 1...
  • Page 9 Thefollowing items areincluded withyourCompound M iter Saw: • Saw Blade - 8-114 in. • Dust Guide • Blade Wrench • 3 mm Hex Key 6 nunHEX KEY SAW BLADE DUSTGUIDE WARNING: The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous and could cause serious personal injury.
  • Page 10 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: Bevel Lock Knob

    MITER TABLE CLAMP See Figure 4. The miter table clamp securely locks your saw at desired miter angles. SAWARM MITERTABLE CLAW' O N Posmo_ LOCK-OFF LEVER See Figure 5. The switch trigger is equipped with a lock-off lever to reduce the possibility of accidental starting. The lock- Off lever must be pressed down with the palm of your hand to turn the saw on.
  • Page 12 ELECTRIC BRAKE An electric brake has been provided to quickly stop blade rotation after the switch is released. FENCE The fence on your compound miter sew has been provided to hold your workpiece securely against when making all cuts. SELF4tETRACTING LOWER GUARD The lower blade guard is made of shock-resistant,...
  • Page 13 WARNING: To prevent accidental starting that could cause possible sedous personal injury, assemble all parts to your sew 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 BLADEGUARD BLADE BOLT COVER TIGHTEN WITH DOUBLE"D" FLATS BLADEBOLT • Using the blade wrench provided, loosen and remove the blade bolt. Note: The blade bolt has left hand threads. Turn blade bolt clockwise to loosen. • Remove outer blade washer. Do not remove inner blade washer.
  • Page 15 REMOVE BLADE See Figures 9, 10, 11, and 12. • Unplug your saw. WARNING: Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. • Loosen the phillips screw on the blade bolt cover until blade bolt cover can be raised. See Figures 9, 10, and 11.
  • Page 16 SQUARING MITER TABLE TO THE FENCE See Figures 13 - 16. • Unplug your saw. WARNING: Fallur_ to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. Push down on the saw arm and pull out the lock pin to release the saw arm.
  • Page 17 SQUARING BLADE 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 18 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 19: Travel Pivot Adjustment

    Using a 10 mm wrench or adjustable wrench, loosen the lock nut securing positive stop adjust- ment screw. Also loosen bevel lock knob. Adjust positive stop adjustment screw to bring saw blade into alignment with the square. See .Figure 24. MITER TABLE LOCKNUT(S)
  • Page 20 Lower theblade into the zero clearance throat plate of the miter table. Check blade clearance and maximum cuffing distance (distance from fence where blade enters) to front of miter table slot. • Re-adjust if necessary. WARNING: Do not start your compound miter saw without checking for interference between the blade and the miter table support.
  • Page 21: Bevel Cut

    • Place the workpiece fiat 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 22 C..CLAMP • Loosen the bevel lock knob and move the saw arm to the left to the desired bevel angle. • Bevel angles can be set from 0 ° to 45 °. • Align the indicator point with the desired angle. •...
  • Page 23 C.CLAMP NITER CUT MAKE A COMPOUND YOUR MITER SAW: • Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full height. • Lift the miter table clamp. • Rotate the miter table until the pointer aligns with the desired angle on the miter scale. •...
  • Page 24 • Before turning on the sew, perform a dry run of the cuffing operation just to make sure that no problems will occur when the cut is made. • Grasp the sew handle firmly, push the lock-off lever down, then squeeze the switch trigger. Allow sev- eral seconds for the blade to reach maximum speed.
  • Page 25 CUTTING 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, prior to making your required cut.
  • Page 26 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 27 When cuttingcrown molding by this method the bevel angle should be sot at 33.85 °. The miter angle should be sot at 31.62 ° either right or left, depending on the desired cut for the application. See the chart below for correct angle settings and correct positioning of crown molding on miter table.
  • Page 28 WARNING: When servicing, use only identical Craftsman replacement ports. Use of any other 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.
  • Page 29: Brush Replacement

    WARNING: To ensure safety and reliability, all repairs -- with the exception of the externally accessible brushes -- should be performed by a qualified service technician at a Sears store to avoid risk of personal injury. BRUSH REPLACEMENT See Figure 35. BRUSH BRUSH ASSEMBLY...
  • Page 30 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212080 FigureA...
  • Page 31 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND 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 980i36-001 Screw (Pan Hd) ...
  • Page 32 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212080 "-_ FigureB...
  • Page 33 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND I The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your | COMPOUND MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts. PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION 980116-001 Spring Washer ...
  • Page 34 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212080 "15 SEE NOTE"A" PAGE35 "° FigureC...
  • Page 35 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212080 COMPOUND MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts. he model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing, Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your |...
  • Page 36 For in-home major brand repair service: Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-MY-Home Para pedir servicio de reparacibn a domicilio - 1-800-676-5811 In Canada for all your service and parts needs call Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pi6ces For the repair or replacement Call 7 am - 7 pro, 7 days a week 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278)

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