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Craftsman 315.172321 Owner's Manual

Auto-scroll saw variable speed - adjustable double insulated


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Owner's Manual
Variable Speed - Adjustable
Double Insulated
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Read and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions before first use of
this product.
Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179 USA
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• Safety
• Features
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List


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Summary of Contents for Craftsman 315.172321

  • Page 1 Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of • Operation this product. • Maintenance • Parts List Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: 972000-847 3-01...
  • Page 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS • Table Of Contents ............................• General Safety Rules ..........................• Specific Safety Rules/Symbols ........................• Features ..............................• Assembly ................................ • Operation ..............................8-13 • Maintenance ..............................• Accessories ..............................• Exploded View And Repair Parts List ..................... 16-17 •...
  • Page 3 ToolUseandCare • Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any other condi- • Useclampsor anotherpracticalwayto secure tion that may affect the tool's operation. If andsupportthe workpieceto a stableplat- damaged, have the tool serviced before using. form.
  • Page 4 Holdtool by insulatedgrippingsurfaceswhenperformingan operationwherethe cuttingtool may contacthiddenwiring or its cord. Contact w itha "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 •...
  • Page 5 SYMBOLS SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Herfz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power Minutes Time •"_ Alternating Current Type or a characteristic of current No Load Speed Rotational speed, at no load Class II Construction Designates Double Insulated Construction tools .../min...
  • Page 6 KNOW YOUR 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 •...
  • Page 7 Yoursawhasbeenshipped completely a ssembled TO INSTALL BLADE except f orthe blade.Inspect i t carefully to makesure See Figure 2. nobreakage or damage hasoccurred duringshipping. • With saw connected to power supply, depress and If anypartsaredamaged or missing, c ontact y our release switch trigger until blade clamp is all the nearest S earsretailstoretoobtainreplacement parts way down.
  • Page 8 VARIABLE SPEED WARNING: Do not attempt to operate this tool See Figure 4. until you have read thoroughly and understand completely all instructions, safety rules, etc., Your saw has a variable speed control selector contained in this manual. Failure to comply can designed to allow operator control and adjustment of result in accidents involving fire, electric shock, speed and power limits.
  • Page 9 BLADE STORAGE As previously mentioned, there are two blade slots on your saw. Install blade in the front slot for general See Figure 5. cutting, making straight cuts, angle cutting, plunge A convenient feature on your saw is a blade storage cutting, splinter-free cutting, and when using a flush area.
  • Page 10 TO ROTATE WARNING: To avoid possible serious injury, SCROLLERKNOB keep hands and fingers from between the gear housing and saw blade clamp. SCROLLER KNOB LOCK See Figure 7. Your saw is equipped with a thumb operated lock for locking the knob in (4) positions, 90 ° apart. Lock and unlock the scroller mechanism of your saw by rotating the lock, located on the front of your saw, in the direction of the arrows as shown in Figure 7.
  • Page 11 Note: When bevel cutting with the saw tilted 45 ° to the ANGLE CUTTING (Bevel Cutting) right, you will first need to rotate the blade clamp 180 ° See Figures 10 and 11. and reverse the blade as shown in Figure 11. Make Bevel cutting angles may be adjusted from 0 °...
  • Page 12 SPLINTER-FREE CUTTING SLIDEBASE BASE TO THE REAR PIVOTSCREW CLAMP See Figure 13. PLATE The base of your saw has a narrow slot to permit splinter-free cutting. It is especially useful when cutting plywood, This feature should only be used when making straight cuts or circle cuts. It is not for bevel cutting or plunge cutting.
  • Page 13 TO INSTALL OPTIONAL FLUSHcu'n'ING BLADES See Figures 15 and 16. Flush cutting blades should be used when making close or flush cuts to the walls. • Unplug your saw. BLADE WARNING: Failure to unplug your saw could CLAMPVIEW result in accidental starting causing possible FROMBOTTOM BLADE SCREW...
  • Page 14 GENERAL DOUBLE INSULATION All parts represent an important part of the double Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric insulation system and should be serviced only by a power tools, which eliminates the need for the usual qualified Sears service technician. three-wire grounded power cord.
  • Page 15 Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields, available at Sears retail stores. WARRANTY FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN SCROLL SAW If this I:RRFTSHRli Scroll Saw fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase,...
  • Page 16 Get it fixed, at your home or ours! For repair of major brand appliances in your own home... no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 1-800-4-MY-HOME Anyt,me, day or night (1-800-469-4663) To bring in products such as vacuums, lawn equipment and electronics for repair, call for the location of your nearest Sears Parts &...

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