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Craftsman 172.10850 Owner's Manual

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I+I:RAFTSMAN°l
71/4-in. CIRCULAR
SAWS
Model No
172.10850
CAUTION:
Read, understand and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions
in this manual before using this product.
• SAFETY
• OPERATION
• MAINTENANCE
• ESPAI_OL
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.

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  • Page 1 I+I:RAFTSMAN°l 71/4-in. CIRCULAR SAWS Model No 172.10850 • SAFETY • OPERATION CAUTION: Read, understand and follow • MAINTENANCE all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions • ESPAI_OL in this manual before using this product. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2 Agreement Phone Numbers ........Page FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN CIRCULAR If this CRAFTSMAN Circular Saw fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will replace it, free of charge.
  • Page 3 Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions. shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. WORK AREA SAFETY 1. ALWAYS keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches dark areas invite accidents.
  • Page 4 ELECTRICAL SAFETY cont. 8. When operating a power tool outside, ALWAYS use an outdoor extension cord marked "W-A" or "W". These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric shock. NOTE: The extension cord must have adequate wire size AWG (American Wire Gauge)
  • Page 5 TOOL USE AND CARE SAFETY 1. ALWAYS use clamps or other practical ways to secure and support workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body is unstable and may lead to loss of control. 2.
  • Page 6 SAFETY RULES FOR CIRCULAR SAWS DANGER! Keep hands away from cutting area and blade. Keep your second hand on the auxiliary handle or motor housing. If both hands are holding the saw, they cannot be cut by the blade. 1. ALWAYS keep your body positioned...
  • Page 7: Safety Rules For Circular Saws

    SAFETY RULES FOR CIRCULAR SAWS cont. 11. ALWAYS BE SURE that all adjusting screws and the blade holder are fastened tightly BEFORE making a cut. Loose adjusting screws and holders can cause the tool or blade to slip and loss of control may result. 12.
  • Page 8 Ways to Prevent Kickback cont. 5. DO NOT use a dull or damaged blade. Unsharpened or improperly set blades produce narrow kerr which causes excessive friction, blade binding and KICKBACK. 6. ALWAYS be sure that the blade depth and adjusting locking levers are tight and secure BEFORE making a cut.
  • Page 9: For Safe Operation

    ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION cont. 6. ALWAYS check for damaged parts. Before further use of the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine if it will operate properly and perform its intended function.
  • Page 10 ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION cont. z_ WARNING: Some dust particles created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling and other construction jobs contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: •...
  • Page 11 Before attempting to use any tool, be sure to familiarize with all the operating features and safety instructions. careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient WARNING: DO NOT let familiarity with your saw make you to cause severe injury.
  • Page 12 UNPACKING Your circular saw has been shipped completely assembled, except for the blade, which is packed unassembled. Inspect the saw carefully to make sure that no breakage or damage has occurred during shipping. If any parts are damaged or missing, return the saw to your nearest Sears Store to have it replaced. missing parts are replaced.
  • Page 13: Removing The Blade

    MOUNTINGTHE BLADETO SAW cont. 9. Raise lower blade guard using the blade guard handle and hold it in the raised position for the next steps. 10. Replace the "D" washer (See Fig. 2). 11. Firmly hold down spindle lock button as you replace blade screw and hand tighten...
  • Page 14: Saw Blades

    SAW BLADES All saw blades need to be kept clean, sharp and properly set in order to cut efficiently. Using a dull blade places a heavy load on the saw and increases the danger of kickback. Keep extra blades on hand, so sharp blades are always available.
  • Page 15 KICKBACK Kickback occurs when the blade stalls rapidly and the saw is driven back towards you. Blade stalling is caused by any action which pinches the blade in the wood. IMPORTANT: The best guard against kickback is to avoid dangerous practices, DANGER: ALWAYS release...
  • Page 16 To Lessen the Chance of Kickback: cont. 2. ALWAYS inspect the workpiece for knots or nails BEFORE beginning cut. NEVER saw into a knot or nail. 3. Make straight cuts. ALWAYS use a straight edge guide when rip cutting. This will help prevent twisting the blade in the cut.
  • Page 17 TO ADJUST BLADE DEPTH 1. Unplug the saw. WARNING: Failure to unplug the saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. 2, Loosen Knob (See Fig. 8). 3. Determine the desired depth of cut. 4, Locate the depth-of-cut scale on the back (_i the upper blade guard.
  • Page 18 TO HELP MAINTAIN CONTROL cont. the trigger switch immediately. Unplug the saw and move the cord to prevent DANGER: If the cord hangs up on the workpiece during a cut, release it from hanging up again. injury or death. If the cord has been damaged, have it replaced before using I /_...
  • Page 19: Making Bevel Cuts

    Fig. 12 MAKING CROSS CUTS OR RIP CUTS 1. When making cross or rip cuts, align your line of cut with the outer blade guide notch on the base of the saw (See Fig. 12). 2. Since blade thicknesses vary, ALWAYS make a trial cut in scrap material along the guideline...
  • Page 20 TO ADJUSTTHE BEVEL SETTING 1. Unplug the saw. wARNING: Failure t° unplug the saw c°uld result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. 2. Loosen Knob (See Fig. 13). 3. Raise the motor housing end of the saw until you reach the desired angle setting on the bevel scale See Fig.
  • Page 21 You can use either a straight edge or use the Optional Rip/Edge Guide with a 5-inch scale (sold separately at your local Sears store or Craftsman outlet). Using a Straight Edge You can make an efficient rip guide by clamping a straight edge to your workpiece.
  • Page 22 MAKING RIP CUTS cont. Using The Rip/Edge Guide (sold separately) To Attach the Rip/Edge Guide 1. Unplug the saw. WARNING: NEVER Failure to unplug the saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. 2. Place guide through holes in shoe of saw (See Fig.
  • Page 23 GENERAL WARNING: To avoid accidents, ALWAYS disconnect the tool from the power source BEFORE cleaning or performing any maintenance. All parts represent an important part of the double insulation system and should be serviced only at a Sears Service Center. Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts.
  • Page 24 EXTENSION CORDS The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of power.To keep the loss at a minimum and to prevent overheating, use an extension cord that is heavy enough to carry the current that the tool will draw. A wire gauge (AWG) of at least 16 is recommended for an extension cord...
  • Page 25 7 1/4-1N. CIRCULAR SAW - MODEL NUMBER 172.10850 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate. Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your tool, Part No. Part No. Description Quantity Description Quantity SW55.57.0-00 Screw SB14.0.17-00 SB18.0.05.0-00 Rear Cover SW60.78.0-00 Plain Washer...
  • Page 26 7 1/4-1N.CIRCULAR SAW- MODEL NUMBER 172.10850 The Model Number win be found on the Nameplate. Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your tool. Part No. Description Quantity SW58,26.0-00 Screw SB14.0.14,0-00 Knob SW60.78.0-00 Plain Washer SB14.0.13-00 Knob SW56.16.1-00 Screw SW59.26.1-00 SW58.12,0-00...
  • Page 28 36 3g 2g 30...
  • Page 29 NOTES...
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