Craftsman 11579 - C3 19.2 Volt DieHard Reciprocating Saw Operator's Manual

19.2 volt reciprocating saw variable speed
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Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179 USA
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10-27-08 (REV:03)
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  • Page 1 Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: Save this manual for future reference 983000-878 10-27-08 (REV:03)
  • Page 2: One-Year Full Warranty

    SEARS STORE OR OTHER CRAFTSMAN OUTLET iN THE UNITED STATES FOR FREE REPLACEMENT. If this Craftsman tool is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
  • Page 3 [] Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is in the _t, WARNING!READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL IN- locked or off position before inserting battery pack. STRUCTIONS. Failure to follow all instructions listed Carrying tools with your finger on the switch or insert- below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or seri- ing the battery pack into a tool with the switch on ous personal injury.
  • Page 4 Use only accessories that are recommended by the SERVICE manufacturer for your model. Accessories that may Tool service must be performed only by qualified be suitable for one tool may create a risk of injury when repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed used on another tool.
  • Page 5: Symbols

    Someofthe following symbols maybeusedonthisproduct. P lease studythemandlearn theirmeaning. Proper i nter- pretation ofthesesymbols willallowyouto operate the productbetter andsafer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Current Amperes Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power Minutes Time Alternating Current Type of current Direct Current Type or a characteristic of current No Load Speed...
  • Page 6 If you do not understand the warnings and to your nearest SEARS PARTS AND REPAIR SERVICE instructions in the operator's manual, do not use this CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical product. Call the Craftsman Consumer Helpline at replacement parts. 1-800-932-3188 for assistance. WARNING: The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can result in severe eye damage.
  • Page 7 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Motor ..................................19.2 V DC Switch ................................Variable Speed No Load Speed ............................. 0-3,100 r/rain. (RPM) Stroke Length ................................7/8 in. BASE(SHOE) ASSEMBLY LOCK-OFF BUTTON SAW BLADE BLADE CLAMP LEVER WORKLIGHTS STORAGE HEXKEY LOCK-OFF BUTTON HEXKEY Fig. 1...
  • Page 8: Knowyourreciprocating Saw

    KNOWYOURRECIPROCATING SAW LOCK=OFF BUTTON See Figure 1. The saw is equipped with a "lock-off" button which The safe use of this product requires an understanding reduces the possibility of accidental starting. The lock-off the information on the tool and in this operator's manual button is located on the handle above the switch trigger.
  • Page 9: Packing List

    Operator's Manual This product will accept DieHard_ 19.2 V lithium-ion bat- WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with tools to tery packs and Craftsman 19.2 V nickel-cadmium battery make you careless. Remember that a careless packs. fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious For complete charging instructions, refer to the Operator's injury.
  • Page 10 By doing this, you will get a smoother, faster cut and prolong blade life. Replacement blades for this saw are available from BATTERY PACK your nearest Craftsman dealer. BATTERYPORT LATCH DEPRESSLATCH TO RELEASE BATTERY PACK Fig.
  • Page 11 BASE(SHOE)ASSEMBLY WARN(NG: Make sure blade does not touch work See Figure 4. until motor reaches full speed, since this could cause The base assembly of the reciprocating saw pivots up and loss of control resulting in serious injury. down in both directions. It is adjustable, allowing the use of the blade teeth at different positions on the blade.
  • Page 12 PLUNGE CUTT(NG METAL CUTT(NG See Figure 6. See Figure 7. [] Mark the line of cut clearly. Metals such as sheet steel, pipe, steel rods, aluminum, brass, and copper may be cut with the saw. Be careful [] Choose a convenient starting point inside the area not to twist or bend the saw blade.
  • Page 13: General Maintenance

    AND PREPARATION BATTERIES FOR RECYCLING This product will accept DieHardo 19.2 V lithium-ion bat- To preserve natural resources, please tery packs and Craftsman 19.2 V nickel-cadmium battery recycle or dispose of batteries packs. properly. The batteries for this product have been designed to provide This product uses nickel-cadmium maximum trouble-free life.
  • Page 14: Blade Types

    Lookfortheseaccessories atSearsretail: BLADE TYPES LENGTH TEETH PER IN. For fast smooth cuts in woods, masonite, plastics, hard composition board and all plunge cutting. Keyhole blade shape permits cutting in hard to reach areas ........6 ....6 For fast, smooth, deep cuts through thick wood, plastic, composition board, and hardboard ...
  • Page 15: Parts List

    € CRAFTSMAN19.2VOLTRECIPROCATING SAW- MODEL NO. 315.115790 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model 1 number in all correspondence regarding your RECIPROCATING SAW or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS PARTS LIST...
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