Craftsman 137.212520 Operator's Manual

10 in. compound miter saw and stand with laser trac
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Operator's Manual
CRFIF rSMAN°
10 in. COMPOUND MITER SAW
AND STAND WITH LASER TRAC ®
Model No. 137.212520
CAUTION:
Before using this Miter Saw,
read this manual and follow
all its Safety Rules and
Operating
Instructions
Customer
Help
Line
For
Technical
Support
1-800-843-1682
Safety Instructions
Installation
Operation
Maintenance
Parts List
Sears
Parts
&
Repair
Center
1-800-488-1222
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman
Part No. 137212520001

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  • Page 1 Maintenance all its Safety Rules and • Parts List Operating Instructions Sears Parts & Customer Help Line Repair Center Technical Support 1-800-843-1682 1-800-488-1222 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit our Craftsman website: www.sears.com/craftsman Part No. 137212520001...
  • Page 2 ONE-YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN TOOL If this Craftsman tool fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, CALL 1-800-4-MY-HOME® TO ARRANGE FOR FREE REPAIR (or replacement if repair proves impossible).
  • Page 3 12.ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION. Any power GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS tool can throw foreign objects into the eyes and BEFORE USING THIS POWER TOOL _,_ _ could cause permanent eye damage. ALWAYS wear Safety Goggles (not glasses) that comply with ANSI Safety Safety is a combination of common sense, staying alert standard Z87.1 Everyday eyeglasses and knowing how to use your power tool.
  • Page 4 SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1&IMPORTANT: After completing the cut, release the trigger and wait for the blade to stop before returning THIS COMPOUND MITER SAW the saw to the raised position. 1. DO NOT USE THIN KERF BLADES they can deflect 20.MAKE SURE the blade has come to a complete stop and contact guard and can cause possible injury to before removing or securing the workpiece, changing...
  • Page 5: Line Voltage

    ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS - cont'd FUSES may "blow" or circuit breakers may trip DOUBLE INSULATED frequently if: a. MOTOR is overloaded - overloading can occur The power tool is double insulated to provide a double if you feed too rapidly or make too many start/ thickness of insulation between you and tool's electrical stops in a short time.
  • Page 6 RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES Supplied Not supplied WARNING I • Use only accessories recommended for this Blade Wrench Adjustable Wrench miter saw. Follow instructions that accompany accessories. Use of improper accessories may cause hazards. • The use of any cutting tool except 10 in. saw Hex Key 2.5 mm blades which meet the requirements under recommended...
  • Page 7 UNPACKING YOUR MITER SAW 2. Place the saw on a secure stationary work surface. 3. Separate all parts from the packing material. Check IA WARNING I each one with the illustration to make certain all items are accounted for, before discarding any packing To avoid injury from unexpected starting or material.
  • Page 8: Lower Blade Guard

    CuttingHead Switch Handle ON/OFF Trigger Switch LaserGuide ..Carrying Handle Lower Blade Guard Motor Bevel S cale Stop Latch Sliding Fence Right Extension Table Bevel Lock Handle Stop Plate Positive Stop Locking Lever Quick-Cam Miter Table Lock Stand Safety Lock-Off Button Laser Guide Locking Lever Laser Guide Tab Cover Plate...
  • Page 9: Woodworking Terms

    COMPOUND MITER SAW TERMS WRENCH STORAGE - Convenient storage to prevent misplacing the blade wrench. ARBOR LOCK - Allows the user to keep the blade from rotating while tightening or loosening the arbor bolt WOODWORKING TERMS during blade replacement or removal. ARBOR - The shaft on which a blade is mounted.
  • Page 10 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS ASSEMBLE MITER SAW TO STAND 1. Carefully place the miter saw on top of stand. 1,4 WARNING I 2. Line up the four mounting holes in the saw base to the stand. To avoid injury, do not connect this miter saw to the power source until it is completely assembled 3.
  • Page 11 INSTALLING THE DUST COLLECTION ELBOW AND INSTALLING THE MITER HANDLE (FIG. B) 1. Thread the miter handle (1) into the hole (2) located THE DUST BAG (FIG. E) at the front of the miter table. 1. Install the larger end of the elbow (1) onto the exhaust port (2).
  • Page 12 3. Place the blade wrench on the arbor bolt. 6. Locate the arbor lock (5) on the motor, below the miter saw switch handle. (Fig. G) 4. Press the arbor lock (5), holding it in firmly while 7. Press the arbor lock, holding it in firmly while turning turning the blade wrench counterclockwise.
  • Page 13 MOUNTING THE MITER SAW ONTO A WORK Fig. K SURFACE (FIG. J, K) WARNING I To avoid injury form unexpected saw movement: • Disconnect the power cord from the outlet, and lock the cutting head in the lower position using the lock pin.
  • Page 14: Miter Scale Indicator Adjustment

    0 ° Bevel Pointer Adjustment (Fig. M) MITER ANGLE ADJUSTMENT (FIG. O) 1. When the blade is exactly 90 ° (0 °) to the table, The compound miter saw scale can be easily read loosen the bevel indicator screw (5) using a # 2 showing miter angles from 0°...
  • Page 15 QUICK-CAM MITER TABLE LOCK ADJUSTMENT IA WARNING I (FIG. Q) To avoid injury from unexpected starting or 1. Press down and lock the miter quick-cam table lock. electrical shock, do not plug the saw in. The power 2. Using a 13 mm wrench, turn the stop nut (4) to the cord MUST remain unplugged when you are working left as shown to extend the locking arm against the on the saw.
  • Page 16 ALIGNING THE LASER BEAM B. Check Laser Beam Alignment. (FIG.T, T-1 & T-2) 1. Mark a straight line across a board to serve as a IAk WARNING I "pattern line" to test laser alignment. Lay the board on the miter table. For your own safety, never connect the plug to 2.
  • Page 17 Fig. T-2 Pattern Line Pattern Line Laser Line D. Aligning Parallelism (Fig. T-l, T-3 ) 1. Adjust laser line parallel to pattern line by turning screw (3) (Fig. T-1 ). NOTE: Do not overturn this screw or it may damage internal wiring. Maximum screw turn is 1/8 turn in each direction.
  • Page 18: Safety Instructions For Basic Saw Operation

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR BASIC SAW • Replace bent, damaged, missing or defective parts OPERATION before using the saw again. • Maintain tools with care. Keep the miter saw clean BEFORE USING THE MITER SAW for best and safest performance. Follow instructions for lubricating.
  • Page 19: Planyour Work

    PLANYOUR WORK • Keep the cut off piece free to move sideways after it • Usethe right t ool.Don'tforcea toolor attachment is cut off. Otherwise, it could get wedged against the todoa jobit wasnotdesigned t o do.Usea different blade and thrown violently. toolforanyworkpiece t hatcan'tbeheldina solidly •...
  • Page 20 BODY AND HAND POSITION (FIG. W) TURNING THE SAW ON (FIG. X) To reduce the likelihood of accidental starting, a thumb WARNING I activated lock-OFF switch is located on top of the switch Never place hands near the cutting area. Proper handle.
  • Page 21: Operation

    SLIDING FENCE (FIG.Y) snaps into place. NOTE: The lever will only lock into place at one of the nine positive stops. I_WARNING Once the desired miter angle is achieved, press The sliding fence must be extended when making down on the quick cam miter table lock to secure the any bevel cut, Failure to extend the sliding fence table into position.
  • Page 22 WORKPIECE S UPPORT & REPETITIVE C UTTING COMPOUND C UT(FIG.CC) 1. Extend thesliding fenceasdescribed i n SLIDING USING THESTOPPLATE (FIG.EE) FENCE (Fig.Y). Long pieces need extension table support. 2. Setthedesired bevel a ngleusing thebevel l ock 1. Loosen the knob (1) then slide the extension wing to handle (1).
  • Page 23 CUTTING BASEMOLDING (FIG,GG) Fig, HH Basemoldings a ndmany othermoldings c anbecuton a compound m itersaw.Thesetupofthesawdepends on molding characteristics andapplication, asshown. Perform practice cutson scrapmaterial toachieve best results: 1. Always makesuremoldings r estfirmlyagainst f ence andtable.Usehold-down, crownmolding viseor Mitre saw table C-clamps, whenever p ossible andplace tapeonthe areabeingclamped to avoid marks.
  • Page 24 INSTALLING / CHANGING • Unplug your saw. IA WARNING I Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. 1. Flip laser guide locking lever to left. 2. Use laser guide tab to pull out laser guide. 3.
  • Page 25: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE LOWER BLADE GUARD Do not use the saw without the lower blade guard. DANGER I The lower blade guard is attached to the saw for your To avoid injury, never put lubricants on the blade protection. Should the lower guard become damaged, while it is spinning.
  • Page 26 IA WARNING I To avoid injury from accidental starting, always turn switch OFF and unplug the tool before moving, replacing the blade or making adjustments. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - MOTOR PROBLEM PROBLEM CAUSE SUGGESTED CORRECTIVE ACTION Brake does not • Motor brushes not sealed or lightly Inspect/clean/replace brushes•...
  • Page 27: Miter Saw

    10 in. COMPOUND MITER SAW MODEL NO. 137.212520 I A WARNING I When servicing use only CRAFTSMAN replacement parts. Use of any other parts many create a HAZARD or cause product damage, attempt to repair or replace electrical parts on this Miter Saw may create a HAZARD unless repair is done by a qualified service technician.
  • Page 28 10 in. COMPOUND MITER SAW MODEL NO. 137.212520 SCHEMATIC FOR SAW .OKBC4 083Y 085X 084_ 084M .OJET 083v 2ED8 OJUK _0841 28N2 _2794 OJZF2 OKQW 29TP OKR3 OK7Z 290M 2E3X 21EF _ _=f 0836 2145' OD[7 ODT4 OJFB OJEM OJMM OD7Z 0KD5_ /2EIG...
  • Page 29 10 in. COMPOUND MITER SAW MODEL NO. 137.212520 PARTS LIST AND SCHEMATIC FOR MOTOR Size I.D. Description 1100 GEAR BOX COVER 1102 SPRING PIN cp4-36 0HV8 BALL BEARING 6201Z LU 0HVU BALL BEARING 6200ZZ 0HX9 NEEDLE BEARING 0gX2 HEX.-SOC SETSCREW M5"0.8-6 0K56 CR.
  • Page 30 10 in. COMPOUND MITER SAW MODEL NO. 137.212520 PARTS LIST AND SCHEMATIC FOR STAND Size I.D. Description 093B FOOT PAD 0J4F FLAT WASHER 8 * 16-2.5 0KE3 CR. RE. PAN HD. SCREW M8* 1.25-35 0KRR SERRATED TOOTHED HEXAGON FLANGE NUT M8* 1.25 T=7.5 0STZ TRADE-MARK LABEL...
  • Page 31: Installation

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