Operation - Craftsman 315.114232 Operator's Manual

5-1/2 in., 18 volt cordless trim saw
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Do not allow familiarity with tools to
make you careless. Remember that a careless
fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious
Always wear safety goggles or safety
glasses with side shields when operating tools.
Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown
into your eyes, resulting in possible serious injury.
Do not use any attachments or acces-
sories not recommended by the manufacturer of
this tool. The use of attachments or accessories not
recommended can result in serious personal injury.
You may use this tool for the following purposes:
• Cutting all types of wood products (lumber, plywood,
To prevent damage to the battery pack,
remove the battery pack from the charger immedi-
ately if no LED comes on. Return the battery pack
and charger to your nearest service center for check-
ing or replacing. Also, if you are removing the battery
pack from the charger and no LEDs are on, return
both the battery pack and the charger to your near-
est service center. Do not insert another battery pack
into the charger. A damaged charger may
damage a battery pack.
See Figure 4.
The battery pack for this tool has been shipped in a low
charge condition to prevent possible problems. Therefore,
you should charge overnight prior to use.
NOTE: Batteries will not reach full charge the first time
they are charged. Allow several cycles (operation followed
by recharging) for them to become fully charged.
• Charge battery pack only with the charging assembly
• Make sure power supply is normal household voltage,
120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only.
• Connect charger to power supply.
• Place battery pack in charging stand. Align raised rib
on battery pack with groove in charging stand.
• Press down on battery pack to be sure contacts on
battery pack engage properly with contacts in charging
• The charge indicator light (LED), located on the charg-
ing stand, will light up red and glow when the charger
is properly connected to power supply. This light
indicates the charger is operating properly. It will
remain on until battery pack is removed from charging
stand or charger is disconnected from power supply.
NOTE: If charger does not charge battery pack, return
battery pack and charging assembly to your nearest
Sears Repair Center for electrical check.
• After normal usage, 3 hours or less of charging time is
required to fully recharge battery pack.
NOTE: If battery pack is completely discharged,
6 hours or longer of charging time is required to fully
recharge battery pack.
• The battery pack will become slightly warm to the
touch while charging. This is normal and does not
indicate a problem.
Do not place charger in an area of extreme heat or
cold. It will work best at normal room temperature.
• When batteries become fully charged, unplug charger
from power supply and remove the battery pack.
When using the tool continuously, the batteries in the
battery pack will become hot. You should let a hot battery
pack cool down for approximately 30 minutes before
attempting to recharge.
NOTE: This situation only occurs when continuous use of
the tool causes the batteries to become hot. It does not
occur under normal circumstances. Refer to "CHARGING
THE BATTERY PACK" for normal recharging of batteries.
If the charging assembly does not charge the battery pack
under normal circumstances, return both the battery pack
and charging assembly to your nearest Sears Repair Cen-
ter for electrical check.
Fig. 4

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