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Craftsman 10 IN. COMPOUND MITER SAW 315.23538 Owner's Manual

10 in. compound miter saw double insulated.
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Owner's Manual
10 in. COMPOUND MITER SAW
Double Insulated
Model No.
315.235380
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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 Craftsmanweb page: www.sears.com/craftsman
972000-515
4-98
NRTL

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   Summary of Contents for Craftsman 10 IN. COMPOUND MITER SAW 315.23538

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    Save this manual for future reference. 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 Visit the Craftsmanweb page: www.sears.com/craftsman 972000-515 4-98 Estates, IL 60179 NRTL...

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    Parts Ordering / Service ... FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN. COMPOUND MITER SAW If this I:RNFT$1_IIN Compound Miter 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. WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES.

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    READ INSTRUCTIONS KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read the owner's manual carefully. Learn the saw's applications and limitations as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool. GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK BY PREVENTING...

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    NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNAT- TENDED. TURN THE POWER OFF. Do not leave tool until it comes to a complete stop. FIRMLY CLAMP OR BOLT your miter saw to a workbench or table at approximately hip height. USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES. Do not use blades with incorrect size holes.

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    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- •...

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    A plastic throat plate inserted in the miter table that allows for blade clearance. When you make your first cut with your compound miter saw, the saw blade cuts a slot through the throat plate the exact width of the blade.

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    • Remove the packing materials from around your saw. Carefully lift saw from the carton and place it on a level work surface. Although small, this sew is heavy. To avoid back injury, get help when needed. The following recommended accessories are currently available at Sears Retail Stores.

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    The following labels are on the miter saw with locations indicated. II:R RFTSMRN. DOUOLE inch Miter Saw 120 VOLTS 60HzAC ONLY 15A CAUTION:ran SAFE OPF.P.AT_, SEE OWNER'S MANUAL WEAR EYE PflOTECTIION.WNENSERVICING, USE ONLYIDENTICAL CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS. MOOEL 315,235300 SER. NO.

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    The following items are included with your Compound Miter Saw: • Saw Blade - 10 in. • Miter Lock Handle • Dust Guide • Blade Wrench HEXKEY _SmmHEXKEY _HANDLE _kWARNING: The use of attachments or accessories not listed might be hazardous and could cause serious personal injury.

  • Page 10: Features

    10 in. BLADE A 10 in. saw blade is included with your compound miter saw. It will cut materials up to 3-9/16 in. thick or 5-9/16 wide, depending upon the thickness of the material and the setting at which the cut is being made.

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    4. To transport, tam off and unplug your saw, then lower the saw arm and lock it in the down position. Lock saw arm by depressing the lock pin.

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    Supporting surface such as workbench. Four 3/8 in. bolt holes have been provided in the saw base for this purpose. Each of the four mounting holes should be bolted securely using 318 in. machine bolts, lock washers, and hex nuts (not included).

  • Page 13: Miter Lock Handle

    See Figures 10, 11, and 12. WARNING: A 10 in. blade is the maximum blade capacity of your saw, Never use a blade that is too thick to allow outer blade washer to engage with the fiats on the spindle. Larger...

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    ON SPINDLE CAUTION: blade teeth and the arrow printed on the side of the blade pointing down at the front of the saw. INNERBLADE The direction of blade rotation is also stamped with an arrow on the upper blade guard.

  • Page 15: Slot In Zero Clearance Throat Plate

    Turn your saw off and allow the blade to come to a complete stop before raising the saw arm.

  • Page 16: Squaring Saw Blade To Fence

    Lay a framing _uare fiat on the miter table. Place one leg of the square against the fence. Slide the other leg of the square against the fiat part of saw blade. Note: Make sure that the square contacts the flat part of the saw blade, not the blade teeth.

  • Page 17: Squaring Blade To Miter Table

    The edge of the square end the sew blade should be parallel as shown in figure 17. • If the front or back edge of the saw blade angles away from the square as shown in figures 18 and 19, adjustments are needed.

  • Page 18: Depth Stop Adjustments

    Note" The miter table support is located inside miter table. The depth stop is factory set to provide maximum cutting capacity for the 10 in. saw blade provided with your saw. Therefore, the saw blade provided should never need adjustments.

  • Page 19: Cutting With Compound Miter Saw

    TO CROSSCUT WITH 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 iooson, •...

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    SCALE MOUNTING BRACKET TO BEVEL CUT WITH 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. Press the miter lock plate down with your thumb and hold.

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    See Fig'ure 27. If one side becomes difficult to read as you move the saw arm to the left, simply refer to the other side. Align the indicator point for the side you choose with the desired angle.

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    • When cuffing long pieces of lumber or molding, support the opposite end of the stock with a roller stand or with a work surface level with the saw table. Align the cuffing line on the workpiece with the edge of sew blade.

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    • Befora tuming on the saw, 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, slide the lock-off lever back, then squeeze the switch bigger. Allow several seconds for the blade to reach maximum speed.

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    CUTTING COMPOUND MITERS To aid in making the correct settings, the compound angle setting chart below has been provided. _ince com- pound cuts are the most difficult to accurately obtain, trial cuts should be made in scrap material, _nd much thought and planning made, prior to making your required cut.

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    CUTTING CROWN MOLDING Your compound miter sew 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.

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    The settings in the chart below can be used for cutting All Standard (U.S.) crown molding with 52 ° and 38 ° angles. The crown molding is placed fiat on the miter table using the compound features of your miter saw. Bevel Angle...

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    WARNING: When servicing, use only identical Craftsman replacement p_rts. 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.

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    Sears store to avoid risk of personal injury. BRUSH REPLACEMENT See Figure 36. BRUSH ASSEMBLY Your saw has externally accessible brush assemblies that should be periodically checked for wear. Proceed as follows when replacement is required:. • Unplug your saw. & WARNING:...

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  • Page 30: Parts Lists

    CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.235380 FigureA 1112 14"_1 "J _.._..18...

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    CRAFTSMAN CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND he 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 DESCRIP_ON 710308-045 Bolt (M8 x 45 Soc. Hd.) ...

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    CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.235380 r..o FigureB...

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    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 COMPOUND MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts. PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION 976528-001 Torsion Spring ...

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    CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.235380 FigureC "13...

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    CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.235380 ThecOMPOUNDmOdel numberMiTERWilIsAwbe foundor when°n a orderingplate PART NUMBER DESCRIP_ON 976731-001 Upper Blade Guard Assembly (Includes Key No. 6) ... 976757-001 Dust Guide ... 976746-001 Logo Plate ... 100030-501 Screw (M5 x 12) ...

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    CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.235380 SEE NOTE"A" 11_) 1 26 FigureD...

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    CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.235380 he model number witl be found on a plate aftached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your L CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts. PART...

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    Call 24 hours a day,7 daysa week 1-800-488-1222 The.modelnumberof this toolwill befoundon a serial plate attachedto the motorhousing.When requesting serviceor orderingparts, always providethe followinginformation: • ProductName 10 in. Compound Miter Saw • Part Name SEARS • Model Number 315.235380 • Part Number 8EA/m...

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