Craftsman 320.18780 Operator's Manual

12 amps 7-1/4-in. compact circular saw
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Compact Circular Saw
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Model No. 320.18780
F_ ad, understand o:nd _f_How'---_-S_PE_ _ -_ 0
all safety Rule'_:_._idOpe_ating lnst_'ucl]iori,_:
in this Manual before using this product.
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  • Page 1 DOUBLE INSULATED ,_WARRANTY A-GAUTION F_ ad, understand o:nd _f_How'---_-S_PE_ _ -_ 0 all safety Rule'_:_._idOpe_ating lnst_'ucl]iori,_: •ASSE_LY _ in this Manual before using this product. DESCRIPTION • OPERATION • MAINTENANCE • TROUBLESHOOTING Sears Brands Management Corporation Visit our Craftsmanviiebsite: W ww;
  • Page 2 Sears ster, e or other Craftsman Evolv the United,States free replacement. " •" This warranty does not cover the,blade, which is an'.expe...
  • Page 3 We recon_mend a Wide _ Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or. standard safety glasses withside shield, available at Sears Stores or other Craftsman outlets. Always use eye protection that is marked to comply with_ANS! -Z87.1 18780 Manual...
  • Page 4 GENERAL POWER TOOL SAFETY WARNINGS WARNING: Be sure to read and understand all instructions in this manual before using the circular saw. Failure to follow all instructions may result in hazardous radiation exposure, electric shock, fire, arid/or serious personal injury. WARNING: Do not attempt to operate...
  • Page 5 DO not overreach. KeeP proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations. safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, non- skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection mustbe used for...
  • Page 6 ELECTRICAL SAFETY Double insulated tools are equipped with a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the Cover of other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet Grounded ------" Outlet- Box only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug.
  • Page 7 • - Before connecting the tool to a power source (receptacle,- outlet, etc.), be sure that the voltage supplied is the same as that specified on the nameplate of the tool. A power source with voltage greater than that specified for the - tool can result in serious injury to the user, as well as "damage...
  • Page 8 • Do not reach underneath the work. The guard cannot protect you from the blade beneath the workpiece. _1_ DANGER: When saw!ng through a workpiece, the lower blade guar d does not cover the blade on the underside of the workpiece. Always keep your hands and fingers...
  • Page 9 • r Never use damaged or incorrect blade washers or bolts. The blade washers and bolts were specially designed for your saw for optimum performance and safety of operation. • Never cut more than one piece at a time. Do not stack more than one workpiece on the worktable at a time.
  • Page 10 Protect your hearing. Wear appropriate personal hearing° protectionduring use. Under some conditions noise from this product may contribute hearing loss. All-visitor and bystanders must wear the same safety equipment that the operator of the saw wears. .Inspect the tool cords periodically and if damaged have them...
  • Page 11 Dado;Cd_ - ,; A non-through cut that produces a square-sided notch or trough in the w0rkpiece (requiresa special blbde): " _ -, chamfer " " A cut removing a wedge from. a block of wood so.that the end (orpart of-the end) is angled at other than 90 °.
  • Page 12 _IL WARNING: Your saw should neverbe €onne_,ted to_ the power.source when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or removing blades, cleaning, or when it is not in use. Disconnecting the circular saw will'prevent accidental Starting,: v_hich c_uld:cause serious personal injury.
  • Page 13 KNOW; _OUR GIRC ,IJLAR SAW (Fig. 2) Fig. 2 • Trigger Switch Front Assist Handle _o - Motor Housing- Rear Handle LJpper Blade Guard Spiffdle-Lock Butt0n_ Lower Blade Guard LeVer Bevel Scale Bev'eI-Acli'ustrfient ._-:-L,.o.c_ki_g ,L,ever L-Blade " Lower :,_- _ ,. Base..., Blade Guard MOL_'nti:rig S lots...
  • Page 14 -..Rear handle an(_:_front-assiSt handle for positive grip, control, balance, and comfort. Ineludes .Craftsman® 24 tooth ca[bide-tipped, steel, general-purpose blade for fast, smooth Cuts. Sidemounted _spindle Iock'_ for easy-blade changes. ' _ _i i Built-in sawdust ejection chute_helps direct dust and chips away from operator.
  • Page 15 WARNING:oA 7-1/4-inch blade is the maximum blade capacity of your saw. A blade largerthan 7-1/4 inches will come in contact with the blade guards. Never usea blade that is so thick that it prevents the outer blade Washer from engaging with the_flat side of the spindle.
  • Page 16 K!CK_-BACK_,WHAT CAUSESIT AND WAYS TO, HELP PREV_NT IT (Fig.4) Fig. 4 Blade is Set Too Deep Correct Blade Depth blade does not extend more than 1/4 in; 'below workpiece The Causes of Kickback Fig. 5 ° 1..Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, bound,...
  • Page 17 Ways to Help Prevent Kickback DANGER: Always immediately release the trigger switch if the blade binds or the saw stalls. Kickback could cause you to lose control of the saw. Loss of control can lead to serious injury. Always maintain a firm grip with both hands...
  • Page 18 LOCK-OFF BUTTON (Fig. 7) Fig. 7 Lock-o K button The lock-off button reduces the possibility of accidentally starting the saw. The lock-off button is located on the handle above the trigger switch. The lock-off button must be depressed before you pull •the trigger switch.
  • Page 19 TO SET THE BLADE DEPTH (Fig. 8a) Unplug the saw. Fig. 8a Depth-cut- WARNING: Always Scale •un_plug saw before making Acijustifi;g adjustments. Failure to unplug the saw could result in accidental starting which can c,_use serious ,personal injury. Raise the depth-of-cut adjustment lever to loosen base (Fig.
  • Page 20 Before starting a cut, draw a guideline along the des_ed line of cut, then place the front edge of the saw base on that part of the workpiece that is solidly supported (Fig. 9). Fig.10 NEVER place thesaw on a part of the workpiece that will fall down...
  • Page 21 MAKING CROSS CUTS AND RIP CUTS (Fig:. 11 and _11a) _1_ WARNING: Always securely clamp and supportthe workpiece. Always maintair_ proper control of the saw. Failure to clamp and support the workpiece-o r loss of control of the sa_;could result in serious injury.
  • Page 22 USING A STRAIGHT EDGE = (Fig. 12)-_ WARNING: Always securely clamp and support the workpiece. Fig.12 Always maintain proper control of saw. Failure to clamp and support • the workpiece or loss of controLof the saw could res_ult!n serious'injury. You can make an efficient guide by clamping-i_a_straight edgeIo...
  • Page 23 MAKING BEVEL CUTS (Fig. 14 and 14a! WARNING: Always securely Fig.14 clamp and support the w0rkpiece. Always maintain proper control of the saw. Failure to clamp support the workpiece or loss of control of saw could result serious injury. Your saw can be adjusted to cut at any angle between 0°and...
  • Page 24 MAKING POCKET CUTS (Fig. 15) Fig.15: __k_l. WARNING: Always adjust the bevel setting to zero before making a pocket cut. Attempting a pocket cut at any other setting can result in a loss of control of the saw, which can result in serious injury. Adjust the bevel setting zero,...
  • Page 25 WARNING: To ensure safety and reliability, all repairs should be performed by a qualified service technician at a Sears Service Center. _: ; WARNING: For your safety, always turn off the switch and unplug the circular saw from. the power source before performing...
  • Page 26 _HANGING THE BLADE (Figs. 16, 16a) ;wARNING: Be sure to wear Fig. 16 protective work gloves while handling a saw blade. The blade Spindle-Lock Button can injure unprotected hands. Unplug the saw. _i_ WARNING: To prevent personal injury, always disconnect Depth-of-Cut the _plug from power source...
  • Page 27 1 1. Replace:the "13" washer: Firmly hold down splhdle-lock button as _iou replace the spindle-clamping- screw, and hand tighten it in a clockwise direction.%hen use'theblade: wrench to securely tighten the spindle-clamlSing shrew. ,..Release the blade-guard lever to allo_ the Iowe;r blade guard tO return to positi(_n-.
  • Page 28 7-1/4 inch Craftsman steel carbide;-tipped _ade.sdesigned for specific cutting applications. Contractor bulk Packs arealso available. Sears and other Craftsman outlets also offer sawhorses, combination •framing squares, straight edges, edge guides, and a large assortment of clamps to help you with all your sawing needs.
  • Page 30 7 1/4-in. CIRCULAR SAW MODEL NUMBER 320.18780 Always mention the Model Number when ordering parts for this tool 2740247002 Stator 5610012000 Tapping Scow 4960270000 Carbon Brush 2800175000 Brush SuppoR 3660087000 SnailedSpring 2750849002 Rotor 570OO06OOO Ball Bearing Rotor Set 3402214000 Bearing Suppo_ 5700053000 Needle...
  • Page 31 3660079000 Spring '5610042000 Tapping Screw 3420628000 Lower Guard 3121379000 Moving Guard Lever 5620039000 Screw 3704000000 Cover 562041O000 Screw With Washer Left Handle- 3320845000 3550973000 Pendulum 4870006000 Switch 3402386000 Right Housing 3121050000 Cord Guard 4810002000 Power Cord & Plug 5610093000 Tapping Screw 3700285000 Cord Anchorage...
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