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CRAFTSMAN 315.212900 Operator's Manual

356 mm (14 in.) abrasive cut-off machine.
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Operator's Manual
356 mm (14 in.) ABRASIVE
Model No.
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Read and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions before first use of
this product.
Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
• Safety
• Features
• Adjustments
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List
Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman
IL 60179
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    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., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visit the Craftsman web page: 983000-037 4-02...

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    Table of Contents ..............................• Warranty and Introduction ........................... • Rules for Safe Operation ..........................• Electricel ................................• Unpacking, Loose Parts, and Product Specifications ..................• Features ................................• Adjustments ..............................10-13 • Operation ..............................13-16 • Maintenance ..............................16-17 •...

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    The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and the explanations with them. deserve your careful attention and understanding. The safety warnings do not by themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures.

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    • USE ONLY CORRECT WHEELS. Do not use or less in length, tf in doubt, use the next heavier wheels with incorrect size holes. Never use wheel gage. The smatler the gage number, the heavier washers or wheel screws that are defective or the cord, Incorrect, The maximum wheel capacity of your cut- •...

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    • NEVER • ONLY USE A CUT-OFF WHEEL RATED FOR hand hold a workplace. Workpiece will 3300 RPM OR GREATER and manufactured in become very hot while being cut. compliance with ANSi B 7.1. Always store wheels • NEVER reach behind, under, or within three inches in a dry place with tittle temperature variation.

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    EXTENSION CORDS ELECTRICAL CONNECTION Your Sears Abrasive Wheel Cut-off Machine is Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong powered by a precision built electric motor. It should grounding plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept the tool's plug. When using a power tool at a consid- be connected to a power supply that is 120 volts, erable distance from the power source, use an...

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    Your abrasive cut-off machine has been shipped If any parts are damaged or missing, do not attempt to completely assembled. plug in the power cord and turn the switch on untilthe damaged or missing parts are obtained and are • Remove all loose parts from the carton. installedcorrectly.

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    KNOW YOUR ABRASIVECUT-OFF side of the wheel It retracts over the upper wheel MACHINE guard as the wheel is lowered into the workplace. VISE CLAMP See Figures 2 and 3. See Figure 2. Before attempting to use your machine, familiarize yourselfwith all operating features and safety require- F, vise clamp has been provided with your cut-off ments.

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    CARRYING HANDLE TRIGGER LOCK See Figure 4. See Figure 3. To prevent unauthorizeduse of your cut-off machine, For convenience when carrying or trensporting your cut-off machine from one place to another, a carrying we suggest that you disconnect it from the power handle has been provided on top of the machine arm supply and lock the switch in the off position.To lock as shown figure 3.

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    WARNING: To prevent accidental starting that could cause possible serious personal injury, assemble all parts to your machine before INNER connecting it to power supply. Machine should WASHER 14in.(356mm) never be connected to power supply when you ABRASIVE are assembling parts, making adjustments, WHEELARBOR WHEEL installing or removing wheels, or when not in...

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    ADJUSTABLE FLIP FENCE ASSEMBLY See Figure 6. The adjustableflip fence assembly (see figure 6) is used along with the movable vise clamp to providea FENCELOCK clamp for ho(ding your workplace securely when • HANDLE VISE makingcuts. It also makes your cut-off machine more CLAMP versatile_ The fence can be rotated to obtain cuttingangles from...

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    QUICK LOCK-RELEASE LEVER See Figures 9 and 10. The quiok lock-re[ease lever engages the vise olamp to be used along with the fence assembly to provide a vise for securing the workplace to be cut. It also allows you to open and close the vise quickly without repetitive turning of the vise crank handle.

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    DEPTH STOP The depth stop limits the wheel's downward travel, allows the wheel to go below the machine base enough to maintain full cutting capacities. The adjustable depth stop is a nylo¢= bolt threaded into the base of the machine at the rear. To adjust the depth stop use an 8 mm wrench to raise or lower the depth step bolt.

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    MACHINEARM POWER SUPPLY SWITCH TRIGGER (HANDLE) Before operating your cut-off machine, check your power supply and make sure it meets the LOCK-ON requirements listed on the tool's data plate. A BUTTON substantial voltage drop will cause a loss of power and machine overheating.

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    MACHINEARM swn'cH CUT-OFF TRIGGER See Figures 14 and 15. A cut-off is made by cutting across the width of the workpiece. A straight crosscut is made with the adjustable flip fence set at the zero degree position. Ang]ed cut-offs are made with the adjustable flip FENCE fence assembly...

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    MOUNTING HOLES HOLE PATI'ERN FOR MOUNTINGSURFACE Your cut-off machine should be permanently mounted to a firm supporting surface such as workbench. The four bolt holes that secure the feet on the bottom of the base can be used for this purpose. Using a 6 mm hex key, remove bolts, washers, and feet from bottom 0in.

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    WARNING: To ensure safety and reliability, all repairs --with the exception of the externally BRUSHCAP accessible brushes -- should be performed by a Sears Authorized Service Center. BRUSH BRUSH REPLACEMENT ASSEMBLY .See Figure 17. Your cut-off machine has externally accessible brush assemblies that should be periodically checked for wear, Proceed...

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    PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION Motor does not reach fall speed or 1. Voltage from power source is low. 1. Request a voltage check from the power. power company. Circuit is overloaded. 2. Test on e different circuit or with- out anything else on circuit. Motor burned out.

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    CRAFTSMAN 14 in. (356 mm) ABRASIVE CUT-OFF MACHINE- MODEL NO, 212900 2524 FIGURE A...

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    CRAFTSMAN 14 in, (356 mm) ABRASIVE CUT-OFF MACHINE - MODEL NO. 212900 The modelnumberwillbe roundon a plate attached to the motor housing.Alwaysmention the modelnumber in all correspondence regardingyour I Cut-Off Machine or when ordedng repair parts, PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE A...

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    CRAFTSMAN 14 in. (356 ram) ABRASIVE CUT-OFF MACHINE - MODEL NO. 212900 Cut-Off Machine or when orderingrepair parts, The modelnumberwillbe foundon a plateattached tothe motor housing,Always mention the modalnumberin all correspondence regardingyour I PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE B Part Part...

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    CRAFTSMAN 14 in. (356 ram) ABRASIVE CUT-OFF MACH|NE - MODEL NO. 212900 .i i l" FIGURE C...

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    CRAFTSMAN 14 in. (356 ram) ABRASIVE CUT-OFF MACHINE - MODEL NO. 212900 he model nu tuber willbe foundon a plate attached to the motorhousing.Always mention the mode[ numberin all correspondence regarding your 1 Cut-Off Machine or when orderingrepairparts. PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE C...

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    For repair of major brand appliances in your own home... no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 1-800-4-MY-HOM EsM ^nytime, day or night (1-800469-4663) 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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