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Craftsman 315.2145 Owner's Manual

11 in. variable speed band saw
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Owner's Manual
11 in. variable speed
BAND SAW
Model No.
315.214500
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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
• SAFETY
• FEATURES
• ADJUSTMENTS
• OPERATION
• MAINTENANCE
• PARTS LIST
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates,
IL 60179 USA
Visit the Craftsmanweb page: www.sears.com/craftsman
972000-510
6-98
NRTL

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  • Page 1 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, Visit the Craftsmanweb page: www.sears.com/craftsman 972000-510 6-98 • SAFETY • FEATURES • ADJUSTMENTS • OPERATION • MAINTENANCE •...
  • Page 2 FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN If this CRAFTSMAN" Band 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 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...
  • Page 4 ALWAYS SUPPORT LARGE WORKPIECES while cutting. To minimize risk of blade pinching and kickback, always support large workpieces. Saw may slip, walk or slide while cutting large or heavy beards. AREA. and if Always use a clean cloth...
  • Page 5 SPEED before starting a cut. FIRMLY CLAMP OR BOLT your band saw to a • firm, level workbench or table. The most comfort- able saw table height is 36 inches or at approxi- mately hip height. • AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS POSITIONS where a sudden slip could cause your hand to move into the blade.
  • Page 6 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION Your Sears Craftsman Band 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). Do not operate this tool on direct current (DC).
  • Page 7 As it applies to the workpiece, that area which will be, or has been, cut by the blade. The distance that the tip of the saw blade tooth is bent (or set) outward from the face of the blade.
  • Page 8 • Carefully remove all parts from the carton and place the saw on a level work surface. Separate and check against the list of loose parts. Check all loose parts from the box with the list below. For your convenience when identifying parts, items A-H below have been drawn actual size.
  • Page 9 , A WARNING _ B. DVERTENCIA| A WARNING / ADVERTENCIA Fig. 4...
  • Page 10 The following labels are on the bend saw with locations indicated. ,AWARNING I ADVERTENCIA Customer Help Line 1-800-932-3188 Fig. 5...
  • Page 11 KNOW YOUR BAND SAW Before attempting to use, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety requirements of _;our Sears Craftsman band saw. See Figure 6. BLADE The saw comes with a standard 1/4 in. blade installed. BLADE GUIDES Blade guides support the blade and keep it from twisting during operation.
  • Page 12 MOUNTING WORKBENCH See Figure 9. If the band saw is to be used in a permanent applica- tion, we recommend that you secure it in a permanent location such as a workbench. When mounting the saw to a workbench, holes should be drilled through the supporting surface of the workbench using dimen- sions illustrated.
  • Page 13 BAND TO WORKBENCH See Figure 10. If the band saw is to be used in a portable application, we recommend that you fasten it permanently to a mounting board that can easily be clamped to a workbench or other supporting surface. The mounting board should be of sufficient size to avoid tipping of •...
  • Page 14 • Slide the new blade into the slot of the table with the teeth of the blade toward the front of the saw and facing down toward the table. QUICK RELEASE KNOB...
  • Page 15 Pull down on the upper wheel slightly to place the saw blade on the third wheel, if needed. Slowly turn the upper wheel to the right or clockwise by hand to center the blade on the rubber tires.
  • Page 16 Note: Blade tension must be properly adjusted before tracking the blade. • Open the front cover of the saw. Slowly turn the u_per wheel to the right or clockwise by hand and watch the blade on the upper tire. If the blade moves away from the center of the tire, the tracking must be adjusted.
  • Page 17 Repeat this procedure for the lower blade guide support. Note: The lower blade guide support screw is the top screw located on the right of the saw frame under the table. See Figure 19. WARNING: guard secured in place. To do so could result in possible serious personal injury.
  • Page 18 Letting the blade teeth hit the blade guides while using the band saw will ruin the blade. The set of teeth and the sharpened edge of teeth would be damaged by hitting the blade guides. Proper adjustment of the upper and lower blade guides will , prevent this from happening.
  • Page 19 "relieving" blade pressure. Avoid Injury from unexpected uw ment: Put the saw on a firm level surface with plenty of room for handling and properly supporting the workpiece. Make sure table is level and saw does not rock.
  • Page 20 Never use a person as a substitute for a table extension, or as additional support for a work- piece that is longer or wider than the basic saw, table, or to help feed, support or pull the work- piece.
  • Page 21 Your band saw will cut a wide variety of material including wood, wood like products, and nonferrous metals (aluminum, brass, copper). Note: Inside the front cover of the saw and printed on page 9 in this manual is a blade size label. •...
  • Page 22 WARNING: To prevent accidental starting that could cause possible serious personal injury, turn off the saw, lock knob in the off position, and unplug the saw before working on the band saw, There is a brush located inside the saw's cover, next to the lower right wheel.
  • Page 23 See Figures 25, 26, 27, and 28. WARNING: To prevent accidental starting that could cause possible serious personal injury, .turn off the saw, lock the knob in the off position, and unplug the saw before working on the band, SaW.
  • Page 24 WARNING: For your own safety, turn saw Off, lock knob in the off position, and remove plug from power source before adjusting or aligning your band saw. PROBLEM Motor will not run. Blade does not run in the approxi- mate center of the upper wheel.
  • Page 26 CRAFTSMAN number in all correspondence regarding _,our BAND SAW or whel_ ordering repair parts. The model number will be found on a plate attached to the frame. Always mention the model FIGURE A BAND SAW- MODEL NO. 315.214500...
  • Page 27 CRAFTSMAN The model number will be found on a plate attached to the frame. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your BAND SAW or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING Part Number STD541625...
  • Page 28 CRAFTSMAN BAND SAW - MODEL NO. 315.214500 FIGURE B...
  • Page 29 CRAFTSMAN SAW or when ordering repair parts. The model number will be found on a plate attached to the frame. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your BAND Part Number 979861-001 977082-001 979865-001 980032-001 977055-001 977059-001 977016-001...
  • Page 30 CRAFTSMAN BAND SAW - MODEL NO. 315.214500 FIGURE...
  • Page 31 977060-001 Indicator ... 979865-001 Screw ... 977090-001 Screw (Hex Cap) ... 977186-001 Data Plate ... Standard Hardware Item -- May Be Purchased Locally CRAFTSMAN BAND SAW - MODEL NO. 315.214500 PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE C Quan. Number STD652005 977091-001 977036-001...
  • Page 32 CRAFTSMAN BAND SAW - MODEL NO. 315.214500 FIGURE D...
  • Page 33 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the frame. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your BAND SAW or when ordering repair parts. Part Number 977026-001 977020-001 977090-001 977025-001 977024-001 977097-001 977023-001 977096-001...
  • Page 34 For in-home major brand repair service: Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-MY-Home s" (1-800-469-4663) Para pedir servicio de reparacibn In Canada for all your service and parts needs call Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pieces For the repair or replacement Call 7 am - 7 pro, 7 days a week 1-800-366-PART...

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