Instructions before first use of this product. Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck Co., visit the Craftsman web page: www.Sears.com/craftsman 972000-321 8-00 Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 • Safety • Features • Adjustments • Operation • Maintenance • Parts List...
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN CIRCULAR SAW If this CRRI:TSMRN Circular 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.
ORDER. Never wedge or tie lower blade guard open. Check operation of lower blade guard before each use. Do not use if lower blade guard does not close briskly over saw blade. or warnings they give are not substitutes for IMPORTANT...
USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force small tool or attachment to do the job of a heavy duty tool. Don't use tool for purpose not intended - for example - A circular saw should never be used for cutting tree limbs or logs. WEAR PROPER APPAREL.
9, page 10. When cutting operation requires the resting of the saw on the workpiece, the saw should be rested on the larger portion and the smaller piece cut off.
The use of attachments WARNING: The operation of any circular saw can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed.
BLADEWRENCH STORAGEAREA BLADE WRENCH 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. APPLICATIONS (Use only for the purpose listed below) • Cutting all types of wood products (lumber, plywood, paneling).
• Remove blade wrench from storage area. See Figure 1. • Place your saw on a piece of scrap wood as shown in figure 4, and remove blade screw. NOTE: With blade teeth embedded in the wood, turn OUTER blade screw counterclockwise to remove.
SAW BLADES The best of saw blades will not cut efficiently if they are not kept clean, sharp, and properly set. Using a dull blade will place a heavy load on your saw and increase the danger of kickback. Keep extra blades on hand, so that sharp blades are always available.
ON UNDERSIDE OF WORKPIECE • Inspect the workpiece for knots or nails before beginning a cut. Never saw into a knot or nail. • Make straight cuts. Always use a straight edge guide when rip cutting. This helps prevent twisting the blade in the cut.
STARTING A CUT Know the right way to use your saw. See Figure 11. RIGHT Never use your saw as shown In figure 12. WRONG Never place your hand on the workpiece behind your saw while making a cut. WARNING: To make sawing easier and safer, always maintain proper control of your saw.
TO CROSS CUT OR RIP CUT When making a cross cut or rip cut, align your line of cut with the outer blade guide notch on the saw base as shown in figure 15. See Figure ALIGNOUTERBLADEGUIDENOTCHON...
51.5 ° blade should be set at full depth of cut, with edge guide screw removed. When making 45 ° bevel cuts, there is a notch in the saw base to help you line up the blade with the line of cut. See Figure 17. NOTCH...
ADJUSTMENT WINGNUT POSITIVEO°BEVELSTOP CARPENTER'S SQUARE Your saw has a positive 0 ° bevel stop, that has been factory adjusted to assure 0 ° angle of your saw blade when making 90 ° cuts. However, misalignment occur during shipping. TO CHECK •...
After you complete your cut release the trigger and allow the blade to come to a complete stop. After the blade has stopped, remove it from the workpiece. Corners may then be cleared out with a hand saw or sabre saw. WARNING: Never tie the lower blade guard in a raised position.
Extension cords suitable for use with your circular saw it is not are available at your nearest Sears Retail Store. Page 17...
CRAFTSMAN CIRCULAR SAW -- MODEL NUMBERS 315.108330 / 315.108340 SEE NOTE "A" PAGE 19 e,.. 1617 "29 18 _ Page 18...
Retaining Ring ... 999982-001 Inner Blade Washer ... Saw Blade 7-1/4 in. for 5/8 in. Arbor ... 1 Outer Blade Washer ... 998463-001 NOTE: "A"- The assembly shown represents an important part of the Double Insulated System. To avoid the possibility of alteration or damage to the system, service should be performed by your nearest Sears Repair Center.
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