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Craftsman 315.114231 Operator's Manual
Craftsman 315.114231 Operator's Manual

Craftsman 315.114231 Operator's Manual

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


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Operator's Manual
5-1/2 in. 18 VOLT
Model No.
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all Safety Rules and Operaling
Inslructions before using this
Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd. Hoffman Estates,
IL 60179 USA
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• Safety
• Features
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List



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Summary of Contents for Craftsman 315.114231

  • Page 1 • Features Inslructions before using this • Assembly product. • Operation • Maintenance Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 • Parts List Sears Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd. Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: 983000-281 3-03...
  • Page 2 • Parts Ordedng / Servico..............................FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN CORDLESS TRIM SAW If this CRAFTSMANCordless Trim Saw fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SEARS SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will repair it, free of charge.
  • Page 3 Yourtrim sew has manyfeatures for making yourcutting _k WARNING: Do not attemptto usa the tool until operationsmore pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, you have read thoroughlyand understandcompletely performance and dependabilityhave been given top the operator's manual, Pay close attentionto the priorityin the design of this tdm sew makingit easy to safety rules, includingDangers, Warnings, and maintainand operate.
  • Page 4 Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off. Check for miaslignmeot or binding of moving • A toolthat cannot be controlledwith the switch is pe4s, breakage of paris, and any other condition dangerous and must be repaired. that may affect the tool's operation, if damaged, have the tool serviced before using.
  • Page 5 Additional Specific Safety Rules • Never use damaged or incorrect blade washers or bolts. The blade washers and boltwere specially • DANGERI Keep hands away from cutting am and designedfor your saw,for optimum performanceand blade. Keep your second hand on auxilianj handle safety of operation.
  • Page 6 • Never u sea battery t hat has been dropbed or re- • Do not operate charger if It has received a sharp ceived a sharp blow, A damaged bakery is subjectto blow, been dropped, or othanNise damaged in any way;...
  • Page 7 Important: Some of the followingsymbolsmay be used on yourtool, Please study them and leam their moaning. Proper interpretationof these symbolswill allow you to operate the tool better and safer. SYMBOL NAME DEBIGNATIONIEXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cyclesper second) Watt Power Minutes...
  • Page 8 TRIM SAW 315.114231 CHARGER ITEM NO. 1 11041 (1425301) Blade Diameter 5-1/2 in. Input 120 V, 60 Hz, AC only Blade A rbor ChargingVoltage 7.2 - 24 Volt CuttingDepth at 900 1-9/16 in. Charge Rate 1 Hour CuttingDepth at 450 1-118in, BA'I-FIERY PACK ITEM NO.
  • Page 10 LEDFUNCTIONS O FCHARGER LEDWILLBEONTO INDICATE STATUS OFCHARGER ANDBATTERY PACK: • Red LED on = Fast chargingmode, • Green LED on = Fully charged and in tricklecharge mode, • Green LED on = When battery pack is insertedintocharger, indicates hot hatter/pack or that batterypack is out of or below normaltemparatum range, •...
  • Page 11: Charging Battery Pack

    LED FUNCTIONS OF CHARGER WARNING: Do not allow familiaritywith your trim sew to make you careless. Remember that a LED WILL BE ON TO INDICATE STATUS OF careless fraction of a second is sufficientto inflict CHARGER AND BATTERY PACK: severe injury. •...
  • Page 12 SRNDLE WARNING: Always r emove b attery pack from your LOCK BUTTON sew when you are assemblingparts, making LOWERBLADE adjustments,assemblingor removingblades, GUARDHANDLE cleaning, or when not in use. Removing battery pack will prevent accidental startingthat could cause serious personalinjury. Note: Your sew is assembled with the battery pack attached, BLADE TO REMOVE BATTERY...
  • Page 13 TOREMOVE B LADE See Figure 6. • Remove batter/pack from saw, WARN ING: Failure to remove battery back from sew could result in accidental startingcausing possiblesedous personal injury. m Remove blade wrenchfrom storagearea. See/:?gum 1. LATCHES • Position sew as shown in figure 5, depress spindlelock button, and remove blade screw.
  • Page 14 KICKBACK TO LESSEN THE CHANCE OF KICKBACK: See Figure 9. • Always keep the correctblade depthsetting- the correct blade depth settingfor all cuts should not exceed 1/4 in. below the materialto be cut. See Figure 11.One blade tooth belowthe matedal to be cut w_rks bestfor most efficientcuttingaction.
  • Page 15 • When making a cut use steady, even pressure, STARTING A CUT Never force cuts. Know the right way to use your saw. • Do not cut waq_edor wet lumber, See Figure 14. • Always hold your saw firmlywith both hands and keep your body in a balanced positionso as to resist the forces of kickback should it occur, When using your saw, always stay alelt and oxeroiso...
  • Page 16 TOHELPMAINTAIN CONTROL: Hold your sew firmly with both hands. See Figure 17. • Always supportyour workpiece near the cut. • Supportyour workpiece so the cutwill be on your left. • Clamp yourworkplece so itwill not move dudngthe cut. Place your workpiece with its good side down, Note: The good side is the side on whichappearance is important, Before beginninga cut, draw a guidelinealong the desired...
  • Page 17 TO CROSS CUT OR RIP CUT A width of cut scale has been providedon the base of your saw. When making straightcross cutsor rip cuts, the When making a cross cut or rip cut, align your line of cut scale can be used to measure up to four inchesto the with the outer blade guide notchon the saw base as right side of the blade.
  • Page 18 ALTERNATIVE RIP METHOD Alignyour line of cut with the inner blade guide notchon the sew base when making45 ° bevel cuts. See Figure 21. Since blade thicknesses vanj and different angles Using C-clamps, firmlyclamp a straightedge to the require different sottings, always make atdal cut in workbaica and guide the sew along the straightedge to scrap materiel along a guideline to determine how achieve a straight dp cut.
  • Page 19 POSITIVE O ° BEVELSTOP • Turn screw and adjust base until squarewith sew blade. See Figure 24. • "13ghtan hex nut and bevel adjustment knobsecurely. BEVEL WARN ING: Attemptingto make cutswithout bevel ADJUSTMENT adjustment knob securelytightenedcan result in KNOB serious injury. TO POCKET CUT See Figure 25.
  • Page 20 WARNING: W hen servicing, useonlyidentical Do not abuse power tools. Abusive practicescan damage Craftsman replacement parts, U seofanyotherpart toolas well as workpiece. may create a hazard o rcause product damage, Only the parts shownon parts list,page 23, are intended Avoid using solvents when cleaning p lastic p arts. M ost...
  • Page 22 CRAFTSMAN 18 VOLT CORDLESS TRIM SAW- MODEL NUMBER 315.114231 104_ T -j9 21 22...
  • Page 23 CRAFTSMAN 18 VOLT CORDLESS TRIM SAW- MODEL NUMBER 315.11423t The model numberwill be found on a plato attachedto the motorhousing,Always mention the model number in all correspondenceregardingyour CORDLESS TRIM SAW or when orderingrepair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING...
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