Craftsman 315.114232 Operator's Manual

Craftsman 315.114232 Operator's Manual

5-1/2 in., 18 volt cordless trim saw


5-1/2 in., 18 VOLT
Model No.
To reduce the risk of injury,
the user must read and understand the
operator's manual before using this
Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., 3333 Beverly
Rd., Hoffman
IL 60179
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  • Page 1 Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visit the Craftsman web page: 983000-507 Save this manual for future reference 11-04...
  • Page 2 ON CRAFTSMAN TOOL If this CRAFTSMAN tool 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 replace it, free of charge.
  • Page 3 • Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance WARNING! READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS. Failureto follow all instructions at all times. Proper footing and balance enable better listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or control of the tool in unexpected situations.
  • Page 4 SERVICE • When servicing a tool, use only identical replace- ment parts. Follow instructions in the Maintenance • Tool service must be performed only by qualified section of this manual. Use of unauthorizedparts or repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed failure to follow Maintenance Instructionsmay create a by unqualified personnel may result in a risk of injury.
  • Page 5: Specific Safety Rules

    Additional Specific Safety Rules • Battery tools do not have to be plugged into an electrical outlet; therefore, they are always in • Support large panels to minimize the risk of blade operating condition. Be aware of possible hazards pinching and KICKBACK. Large panels tend to sag when not using the battery tool or when changing under their own weight.
  • Page 6 could result in a risk of fire and electric shock. If WARNING! READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS. Failureto follow all instructions extension cord must be used, make sure: listed below, may resultin electric shock, fire a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the and/or serious personal injury.
  • Page 7: Symbols

    Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cycles per second)
  • Page 8: Symbols

    Thefollowing s ignal words andmeanings areintended t oexplain t helevels ofriskassociated withthisproduct. SYMBOL SIGNAL MEANING Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will DANGER: result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could WARNING: result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 9 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Motor ..................................18 Volt DC Blade Diameter ................................5-1/2 in, Blade Arbor..................................3/8 in. Cutting Depth at 900 ..............................1-9/16 in. Cutting Depth at 45° ..............................1-1/8 in. No Load Speed ..............................4,500/min. Charger Input ............................120 V, 60 Hz, AC only Charge Rate ................................
  • Page 10: Features

    KNOW THE TRIM SPINDLE LOCK BUTI'ON See Figure 1. Depressing the spindle lock button will allow you to install Before attempting to use this product, familiarizeyourself or replace the saw blade without the spindle turning. Press with all operating features and safety rules. the spindle lock button and use the blade wrench to tighten or loosen the blade screw.
  • Page 11 SPINDLE NOTE: The saw is assembled with the battery pack LOCKBUTTON attached. LOWER BLADE TO REMOVE BATTERY PACK GUARD HANDLE See Figure 2. • Locate latches on side of battery pack and depress to release battery pack from the saw. •...
  • Page 12: Operation

    • The charge indicator light (LED), located on the charg- WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with tools to ing stand, will light up red and glow when the charger make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious is properly connected to power supply.
  • Page 13 TO INSTALL BATTERY PACK DEPRESSSPINDLE LOCK BuI"rON See Figure 5. NOTE: Battery pack is shipped in a low charge condition. Therefore, it must be charged prior to use. Refer to page 12, "Charging Battery Pack" for charging instructions. • Place battery pack in the saw. Align raised rib on battery pack with groove inside saw, then slide battery pack in saw as shown in figure 4.
  • Page 14 KICKBACK TO LESSEN THE CHANCE OF KICKBACK: See Figures 8 - 11. See Figure 1I. • Always keep the correct blade depth setting - the correct blade depth setting for all cuts should not exceed 1/4 in. below the material to be cut. One blade tooth below the material to be cut works best for most efficient cutting action.
  • Page 15 • When making a cutusesteady, even pressure. STARTING A CUT Never f orce cuts. See Figure 13. • Donotcutwarped orwetlumber. Know the right way to use the saw. • Always h old thesawfirmly withbothhands andkeep Never use the saw as shown in figure 14. yourbody ina balanced p osition s oastoresist the Never place your hand on the workpiece behind the forces ofkickback s hould itoccur.
  • Page 16 TO HELP MAINTAIN CONTROL Depress the lock-off button and squeeze the switch trigger to start the saw. Always let the blade reach full speed, See Figures 15 - 16. then guide the saw into the workpiece. • Always support the workpiece near the cut, •...
  • Page 17 TO CROSS CUT OR RIP CUT A width of cut scale has been provided on the base of the saw. When making straight cross cuts or rip cuts, the scale See Figure 17. can be used to measure up to four inches to the right side When making a cross cut or rip cut, align the line of cut of the blade.
  • Page 18 ALTERNATIVE RIP METHOD Align the line of cut with the inner blade guide notch on See Figure20. the saw base when making 45 ° bevel cuts. Using C-clamps, firmly clamp a straight edge to the Since blade thicknesses vary and different angles require different...
  • Page 19 POSITIVE 0 ° BEVEL STOP TO POCKET CUT See Figure 23. See Figure 24. ADJUSTMENT WARNING" Always adjust bevel setting to zero SCREW BEVEL before making a pocket cut. Attempting a pocket cut ADJUSTMENT at any other setting can result in loss of control of the KNOB saw possibly causing serious injury.
  • Page 20: Maintenance

    When servicing, use only identical WARNING: Do not at any time let brake fluids, Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other part gasoline, petroleum-based products, penetrating may create a hazard or cause product damage. oils, etc. come in contact with plastic parts. Chemi- cals can damage, weaken or destroy plastic which may result in serious personal injury.
  • Page 22 CRAFTSMAN 18 VOLT CORDLESS TRIM SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.114232 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your CORDLESS TRIM SAW or when ordering repair parts.

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