Safety Rules and Operating • Assembly Instructionsbefore first use of • Operation this product. • Maintenance • Parts List Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.com/craftsman NRTL 972000-480 1-99...
Tool Use and Care • Check for mlcellgnment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, end any other condi- • Use clamps or another practical way to secure tion that may affect the tool's operation. If and support the workplece to a stable plat- damaged, have the toolserviced before using.
Holdtoolby Insulated gripping surfaces whenperforming anoperation where thecuttingtool may contact h idden wiringor Itscord.Contact witha "live" wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and shock the operator. Additional Rules for Safe Operation • Know your power tool. Read operator's manual replaced by an authorized service center.
SYMBOLS NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION SYMBOL Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power rain Minutes Time AlternatingCurrent Type or a characteristicof current No Load Speed Rotational speed, at no load Class II Construction Designates Double Insulated Construction tools _./min Revolutionsor ReciprocationPer Minute Revolutions,strokes,...
KNOWYOURSAW APPLICATIONS See Figure 1. (Use only for the purposes listed below) Before attempting to use your saw, familiarize yourself • Cutting wood surfaces. with all operating features and safety requirements. • Cutting thin sheet metal. Your saw has many features for making cutting •...
Yoursawhasbeen shipped c ompletely assembled TO INSTALL BLADE except f ortheblade, i nspect itcarefully tomake sure See Figure2. nobreakage ordamage h asoccurred d uring shipping. • With saw connected to power supply, depress and Ifanyparts aredamaged ormissing, contact your release switchtrigger until blade clamp is all the nearest Sears retail s tore toobtain replacement parts way down.
VARIABLE SPEED _1= WARNING: Do not attempt to operate this tool untilyou have read thoroughlyand understand See Figure 4. completely all instructions, s afety rules, etc., Your saw has a variable speed controlselector contained in this manual. Failure to complycan designed to allow operator controland adjustmentof resultin accidents involvingfire, electricshock, speed and power limits.The speed and power of your...
BLADESTORAGE As previously mentioned,there are two blade slots on your saw. Install blade in the front slot for general See Figure 5. cutting,making straightcuts, angle cutting,plunge A convenient feature on your saw is a blade storage cutting,splinter-freecutting, and when using a flush area.
TOROTATE WARNING: To avoid possibleserious injury, SCROLLER KNOB keep handsand fingers from between the gear housingand saw blade clamp. AUTO SCROLLER KNOB LOCK See Figure 7. AUTO Your saw is equipped with a thumboperated lock for lockingthe knob in (4) positions,90" apart. Lock and KNOB LOCK unlockthe scroller mechanismof your saw by rotating the lock, located on the frontof your saw, in the...
Note: When bevel cutting with the saw tilted 45 ° to the ANGLECUTTING (Bevel Cutting) right,you will first need to rotate the blade clamp 180° See Figures lO and 11. and reverse the blade as shown in Figure 11. Make Bevel cuttingangles may be adjusted from 0 °...
SPLINTER-FREE CU'I-rlNG SLIDEBASE BASE TO THEREAR PIVOT SCREW CLAMP See Figure 13. PLATE The base of your saw has a narrow slot to permit splinter-freecutting. It is especially usefulwhen cuttingplywood. This feature shouldonly be used when making straightcuts or circle cuts. It is not for bevel cuttingor plunge cutting.
TO INSTALL OPTIONAL FLUSH CUTTING BLADES See Figures 15 and 16. Flush cutting blades should be used when making close or flush cutsto the wails, • Unplug your saw. BLADE CLAMP ViEW WARNING: Failure to unplug your saw could BLADE result in accidental starting causing possible FROMBo'rr0M...
GENERAL DOUBLE INSULATION All parts represent an importantpart of the double Double insulationis a conceptin safety in electric insulationsystem and shouldbe serviced only by a power tools, which eliminates the need for the usual qualified Sears service technician. three-wire groundedpower cord. All exposed metal parts are isolated from the internalmetal motor Avoid using solvents when cleaning plasticparts.
Seers retailstores. WARRANTY FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN SABRE SAW if this rlIRF'rSHRN Sabre Saw fails to give complete satisfactionwithin one year from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will repair it, free of charge.
CRAFTSMANSABRE SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.172320 SEE NOTE "A" PAGE 17...
CRAFTSMAN SABRE SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.172320 The modelnumberwiUbefound ona plate attachedto themotorhousing.Always mentionthe model number in all correspondenceregarding your SABRE SAW or when orderingrepair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS PARTS LIST Number Description Quan. Data Plate ...............
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