Craftsman 315.114233 Operator's Manual
Craftsman 315.114233 Operator's Manual

Craftsman 315.114233 Operator's Manual

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


Model No.
31 5.114233
To reduce the risk of injury,
the user must read and understand the
operator's manual before using this
HeUp Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., 3333 BeveHy Rd., Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179 USA
Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.comicraftsman
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  • Page 1 Customer HeUp Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 BeveHy Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.comicraftsman 983000-650 Save this manuaJ for future reference 12 - 04...
  • Page 2 ON CRAFTSMAN TOOL (f this CRAFTSMAN too! fa(Is to give complete sat(sfaction within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN (T TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SEARS SERV(OE CENTER IN THE UN)TED STATES, and Sears w(l( replace (t, free of charge.
  • Page 3: Personal Safety

    [] Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance WARNING!READ ANDUNDERSTAND at all times. Proper footing and balance enable better INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to follow all instructions control of the too! in unexpected situations. listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or [] Use safety equipment.
  • Page 4 SERVmCE [] 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 unauthorized parts or repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed failure to follow Maintenance hstructions may create a by unqualified personne! may result in a risk of injury.
  • Page 5 Everyday glasses have only impact resistant lenses. They are NOT safety glasses. Following this rule wil! The laser guide radiation used in the Craftsman trim saw reduce the risk of eye injury. is Class [[ with maximum <1 mW and 650nm wavelengths.
  • Page 6 could result in a risk of fire and electric shock. If WARNING!READ ANDUNDERSTAND extension cord must be used, make sure: [NSTRUOT[ONSo Failure to follow all instructions a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the listed below, may result in electric shock, fire same number, size and shape as those of and/or serious personal injury.
  • Page 7 Someof the followingsymbolsmaybe usedon this tool. Please studythemand learntheirmeaning. P roper interpretation o f thesesymbolswillallowyouto operate the too!betterandsafer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATmON Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power Minutes Time Alternating Current Type of current Direct Current Type or a characteristic of current Rotational speed, at no load...
  • Page 8 Thefollowing signal w ordsandmeanings a reintended to explain the levels of riskassociated withthisproduct. SYMBOL SIGNAL MEANING DANGER: hdicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING: hdicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 9: Product Specifications

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Motor ..................................18 Volt DC Blade Diameter ................................5-1/2 in. Blade Arbor ................................... 3/8 in. Cutting Depth at 90 °..............................1-9/16 in. Cutting Depth at 45 °..............................1-1/8 in. No Load Speed ..............................4,500/rain. Charger hput ............................120 V, 60 Hz, AC only Charge Rate ................................
  • Page 10: Packing List

    SPINDLE LOCK BUTTON KNOW YOUR TRiM SAW See Figure 1. Depressing the spindle lock button witl allow you to install or replace the saw blade without the spindle turning. Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself Press the spindle lock button and use the blade wrench to with all operating features and safety rules.
  • Page 11 ATTACHmNG BLADE: SPINDLE LOCK BUTTON See Figure 3. LOWER BLADE GUADO HANDLE WARNING: A 5=1/2 in. blade is the maximum blade capacity of the saw. Never use a blade that is too thick to allow outer blade washer to engage with the flats on the spindle.
  • Page 12: Charging The Battery Pack

    [] Charge battery pack only with the charging assembly WAF{NING: Do not allow familiarity with tools to provided. make you careless. Remember that a careless [] Make sure power supply is normal household voltage, fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only.
  • Page 13 CHARGmNG A HOT BATTERY PACK TO mNSTALL BATTERY PACK See Figure 6. When using your tool continuously, the batteries in your battery pack will become hot. You should let a hot battery NOTE: Battery pack is shipped in a low charge condition. pack cool down for approximately 30 minutes before Therefore, it must be charged prior to use.
  • Page 14 KICKBACK See Figures 7 - 10. Kickback occurs when the blade stalls rapidly and the saw is driven back towards you. Blade stalling is caused by any action which pinches the blade in the wood. DANGER: Release switch immediately if blade binds or saw stalls.
  • Page 15: Saw Blades

    SAW BLADES STARTING/STOPPING THE SAW See Figure 12. The best of saw blades wilt not cut efficiently if they are not kept clean, sharp, and properly set. Using a dull blade [] Depress the lock-off button from either side. will place a heavy load on the saw and increase the dan- [] To start the saw: Depress the switch trigger.
  • Page 16: Depth Of Cut Adjustment

    DEPTH OF CUT ADJUSTMENT USmNG THE LASER GUmDE See Figure 14. Always keep correct blade depth setting. The correct blade depth setting for al! cuts should not exceed 1/4 WARMNG: Do not stare into the laser beam or inch below the material to be cut. More blade depth will turn the laser on when the too] is not in use.
  • Page 17 OPERATmNG THE SAW See Figures 15- 17. Htis important to understand the correct method for operat- ing the saw. Refer to the figures in this section to learn the correct and incorrect ways for handling the saw. DANGER: When lifting the saw from the workpiece, the blade is exposed on the underside of the saw unti! the lower blade guard closes.
  • Page 18 CROSS CUTTmNG OR RmPCUTTmNG EDGE GUmDE See Figure 18. See Figure 20. When making a cross cut or rip cut, align the line of cut Use the optional edge guide with the saw when making with the outer blade guide notch on the saw base. wide rip cuts.
  • Page 19 WmDTH OF CUT SCALE Align the line of cut with the inner blade guide notch on the saw base when making 45 ° bevel cuts. See Figure 21. A width of cut scale has been provided on the base of Since blade thicknesses vary and different angles require the saw.
  • Page 20 POSiTiVE 0 ° BEVEL STOP POCKET CUTTING See Figure 24. See Figure 25. 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 21: General Maintenance

    WARNING: When servicing, use only (dentical WARMNG: Do not at any time let brake fluids, Craftsman rep(acement parts. Use of any other part gaso(ine, petroleum-based products, penetrating may create a hazard or cause product damage. ells, etc. come in contact w(th plastic parts. Chemi- ca(s can damage, weaken or destroy plastic which may result in ser(ous personal injury.
  • Page 22 REPLAC(NG LASER GU(DE BATTER(ES See Figure 27. [] Remove battery pack from saw. [] Make sure laser is turned off. [] Remove the laser cover by (ifting it off its base. [] Remove both AAA batteries. [] (nsta(( the two AAA batter(es align(ng the positives (+) with positives (+) and the negatives (-) with negatives (-) as shown on the inside base of (aser.
  • Page 24: Parts List

    18 VOLT CRAFTSMAN CORDLESS TRm M SAW - MODEL N U M BER 315.114233 The mode, number WilJbe found on a plaie attached io the m0t0r housing. Always mention the model number in al, correspondence regarding your 1 CORDLESS TRiM SAW or when ordering repair parts.

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