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Craftsman 315.212380 Operator's Manual

10 in. compound miter saw with laser double insulated
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PERATOR'S MAN
AL
T
10 in. COMPOUND
MITER SAW WiTH LASER
DOUBLE iNSULATED
Model No.
315.212380
_
WARNING"
To reduce the risk of injury,
the user must read and understand the
operator's manual before using this product.
Customer
Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179 USA
Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.com/craftsman
987000-21 5
02-08-08 (REV:04)
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  • Page 1 Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.com/craftsman Save this manual for future reference 987000-21 5 02-08-08 (REV:04)
  • Page 2: One Year Full Warranty

    Back Page ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN TOOL If this Craftsman tool fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, CONTACT THE NEAREST SEARS PARTS & REPAIR CENTER at 1-800-4-MY-HOME ®...
  • Page 3 WARNING:Readandunderstand all instruc- [] SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work tions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, when practical. It's safer than using your hand and may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious frees both hands to operate tool. personal injury.
  • Page 4 [] USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES. Do not use blades iNSPECT TOOL CORDS PERiODiCALLY. If damaged, with incorrect size holes. Never use blade washers or have repaired by a qualified service technician at blade bolts that are defective or incorrect. The maxi- an authorized service facility.
  • Page 5 [] NEVER handholda workpiece t hatistoo small t o be [] ALWAYS STAY ALERT! Do not allow familiarity (gained clamped. K eephands clearof thecuttingarea. from frequent use of your saw) to cause a careless mistake. ALWAYS REMEMBER that a careless fraction [] NEVER reachbehind, u nder, o r withinthreeinches of a second is sufficient to inflict severe injury.
  • Page 6: Symbols

    Someofthefollowing symbols maybeusedonthis product. P lease studythemandlearn theirmeaning. Proper i n- terpretation o fthesesymbols willallowyouto operate the productbetter andsafer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Current Amperes Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power Minutes Time Alternating Current Type of current Direct Current Type or a characteristic of current...
  • Page 7 SEARS PARTS AND REPAIR SERVICE in the operator's manual, do not use this product. CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical Call the Craftsman Consumer Helpline at replacement parts. 1-800-932-3188 for assistance.
  • Page 8: Electrical

    DOUBLE INSULATION EXTENSION CORDS Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power When using a power tool at a considerable distance from tools, which eliminates the need for the usual three-wire a power source, be sure to use an extension cord that has grounded power cord.
  • Page 9 Anti-Kickback Pawls (radial arm and table saws) Non-Through Cuts A device which, when properly installed and maintained, Any cutting operation where the blade does not extend is designed to stop the workpiece from being kicked back completely through the thickness of the workpiece. toward the front of the saw during a ripping operation.
  • Page 10: Specifications

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Blade Diameter ......30 in. Cutting Capacity with Miter at 45°/Bevel 0°: Maximum nominal lumber sizes: ......2 x 4 Blade Arbor ....... 5/8 in. Cutting Capacity with Miter at 0°/Bevel 45°: No Load Speed ....5,000 r/min. (RPM) Maximum nominal lumber sizes: ......
  • Page 11: Features

    SAWARM KNOW YOUR COMPOUND MITER SAW LOCKED IN DOWNPOSITION See Figure 1. The safe use of this product requires an understanding CARRYING HANDLE of the information on the product and in this operator's manual as well as a knowledge of the project you are SAW ARM attempting.
  • Page 12 ROTATING HANDLE SPINDLE LOCK BUTTON See Figure 3. See Figure 4. A spindle lock button has been provided for locking The rotating handle can be adjusted to provide different the spindle which keeps the blade in your saw from positions of the saw handle. Turn the handle adjusting knob clockwise to loosen the rotating handle before rotating.
  • Page 13 Thefollowing tools(not included) are needed for checking adjustments of your saw or for installing the blade: FRAMINGSQUARE PHiLLiPSSCREWDRIVER Fig. 6...
  • Page 14: Lock Washer

    Thefollowing itemsareincluded withyourCompound M iterSaw: • DustBag • HexBolt(4) • DustGuide • Washer ( 4) • Table Extensions (2) • LockNut(4) • ClampBrackets (2) • Base(2) • ClampBracket S crews (2) • LockNut(4) • StopBlock • Reinforcement Plate(2) • WingBolt •...
  • Page 15: Assembly

    UNPACKING ASSEMBLING THE STAND-n-STOW CABINET This product requires assembly. See Figure 8. • Carefully lift saw from the carton by the carrying handle This product requires assembly. and the saw base, and place it on a level work surface. • Insert the supplied lock nut into the hex nut pocket.
  • Page 16 STAND-N-STOW MOUNTING THE STAND-n-STOW CABINET CABINET LOCKING BASE TO THE LEG STAND KNOBS See Figures 9 - 11. When the leg stand and Stand-n-Stow cabinet are not in use, the leg stand can be folded up and placed in the leg stand storage area as indicated in figure 11.
  • Page 17: Mounting Holes

    TO MOUNT MITER MOUNTING HOLES See Figure 12. See Figure 13. • Insert the supplied 3/8 in. machine bolts through the If not mounted to the supplied Stand-n-Stow cabinet, holes in the miter saw base. Each of the four mounting then the compound miter saw should be permanently holes should be bolted through the miter saw base...
  • Page 18: Miter Lock Handle

    Asmentioned previously, thesawhasbeenfactory assembled a ndadjusted. Themiterlockhandle, d ust guide, a ndbladearetheonlyparts thathaveto be installed. EXHAUST PORT MITER LOCK HANDLE See Figure 14. Cut the tie-wraps holding the saw arm and the miter lock in place. To install the miter lock handle, place the threaded stud into the threaded hole in the control arm.
  • Page 19 TABLE EXTENSIONS See Figures 17- 18. If you plan to use the stop block, slide the stop block on TABLE the back arm of the desired table extension first. To install table extensions, insert the ends of extensions into the holes in the sides of the base. Adjust the extensions to the desired length.
  • Page 20: Work Clamp

    WORK CLAMP TO INSTALL BLADE See Figure 19. See Figures 20 - 22. The work clamp provides greater control by clamping the WARNING: A 10 in. blade is the maximum blade workpiece to the fence or the saw table. It also prevents capacity of the saw.
  • Page 21 LOWER WARNING: If inner blade washer has been BLADE GUARD PHiLLiPS removed, replace it before placing blade on SCREW spindle. Failure to do so could cause an accident since blade will not tighten properly. [] Fit saw blade inside lower blade guard and onto spindle.
  • Page 22 MOUNTING THE LASER GUIDE ALIGNING THE LASER GUIDE LINE See Figure 23. See Figure 24. • Unplug the saw, The laser guide will generate a red line on the work surface when the blade is spinning, The red laser line will appear as •...
  • Page 23: Adjustments

    NOTE: M any of the illustrations in this manual show only FRAMING FENCE portions of the compound miter saw. This is intentional so SQUARE MITERTABLE that we can clearly show points being made in the illustrations. Never operate your saw without all guards securely in place and in good operating condition.
  • Page 24: Squaring The Saw Blade To The Fence

    SQUARING THE SAW BLADE TO THE FENCE FENCE See Figures 29 - 32, BLADE [] Unplug the saw. [] Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the lock pin to hold the saw arm in transport position. [] Loosen the miter lock handle.
  • Page 25 SQUARING THE BLADE TO THE MITER FENCE TABLE See Figures 33 - 35. [] Unplug the saw. [] Pull the saw arm all the way down and engage the lock pin to hold the saw arm in transport position. [] Loosen the miter lock handles. [] Rotate the miter table until the pointer is positioned at 0°.
  • Page 26 FENCE Thissawhastwo scaleindicators, oneonthebevel s cale andoneonthemiterscale. A ftersquaring adjustments havebeenmade, i t maybenecessary to loosen the indicator s crews andreset t hemto zero. COMBINATION SQUARE MITER TABLE ViEW OF BLADENOTSQUAREWITH MITER TABLE,ADJUSTMENTS ARE REQUIRED Fig. 36 CUTTING WiTH THE COMPOUND MITER WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with products...
  • Page 27 TO MITER CUT [] Rotate the saw table until the pointer aligns with zero on the miter scale. [] Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full height. [] Loosen the miter lock handles. [] Retighten the miter lock handles securely. [] Rotate the saw table until the pointer aligns with the WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, always...
  • Page 28: Bevel Cut

    [] Grasp thesawhandle firmly thensqueeze theswitch WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, always trigger. A llowseveral seconds forthebladeto reach tighten the miter lock handle securely before making maximum speed. a cut. Failure to do so could result in movement of the control arm or miter table while making a cut.
  • Page 29: Support Long Workpieces

    [] Grasp thesawhandle firmly thensqueeze theswitch trigger. A llowseveral seconds forthebladeto reach maximum speed. [] Slowlylower the bladeintoandthrough theworkpiece. [] Release t heswitchtriggerandallowthe bladeto stop rotating before raising thebladeout ofworkpiece. Wait untiltheelectric brakestopsbladefromturningbefore removing t heworkpiece frommiter table. SUPPORT LONG WORKPIECES See Figure 42.
  • Page 30 CUTTING COMPOUND MITERS To aid in making the correct settings, the compound angle setting chart below has been provided. Since compound cuts are the most difficult to accurately obtain, trial cuts should be made in scrap material, and much thought and planning made, prior to making your required cut.
  • Page 31: Cutting Crown Molding

    CUTTING CROWN MOLDING When setting the bevel and miter angles for compound miters, remember that the settings are interdependent; The compound miter saw does an excellent job of cutting changing one angle changes the other angle as well. crown molding. In general, compound miter saws do a better job of cutting crown molding than any other tool Keep in mind that the angles for crown moldings are very...
  • Page 32 Bevel Angle Type of Cut Setting Left side, inside corner 1. Top edge of molding against fence 33.85 ° 2. Miter table set right 31.62 ° 3. Save left end of cut Right side, inside corner 1. Bottom edge of molding against fence 33.85 °...
  • Page 33: Travel Pivot Adjustment

    DEPTH STOP WARNING: Before performing any adjustment, make sure the product is unplugged from the power See Figure 48. supply and the switch is in the OFF ( O ) position. The depth stop limits the blade's downward travel. It Failure to heed this warning could result in serious allows the blade to go below the miter table enough to personal injury.
  • Page 34 [] Readjust if necessary. TO ADJUST THE LASER GUIDE [] Tighten the hexnutwitha 10mmwrench or adjustable See Figure 50. wrench. NOTE: Avoid direct eye exposure when using the laser [] Toprevent t hedepthstopadjustment screwfrom guide. turningwhiletightening the hexnut,carefully holdit [] Set both the bevel angle and the miter table at 0 °. withthehexkeywrench whiletightening thehexnut.
  • Page 35: Brush Replacement

    WARNING: When servicing, use only identical Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product damage. BRUSHCAP WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields during power tool operation or when blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also wear a dust mask.
  • Page 36: Changing The Batteries

    CHANGING THE BATTERIES See Figure 52, [] Unplug the saw. [] Rotate and hold lower blade guard up. [] Using the hex key (1/16 in.) provided, loosen the screw then separate the cover from the laser guide. [] Lower the blade guard. [] Remove the three button cell batteries.
  • Page 37 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212380 FIGURE A...
  • Page 38 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212380 dence regarding your Compound Miter Saw or when ordering repair parts. The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspon-...
  • Page 39 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212380 FIGURE B SEE NOTE NOTE : The assembly shown represents an _mportant part of the double insulated system. To avoid the possibility of alteration or damage to the sys- tem, service should be performed by your nearest Sears Repair Center. Contact your nearest Sears retail store for service center information.
  • Page 40 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212380 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your Compound Miter Saw or when ordering repair parts.
  • Page 41 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212380 FIGURE C...
  • Page 42 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212380 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your Compound Miter Saw or when ordering repair parts.
  • Page 43 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212380 FIGURE D...
  • Page 44 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212380 "_ rTche model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your- 1 ompound Miter Saw or when ordering repair parts.
  • Page 45 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212380 i The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your Compound Miter Saw or when ordering repair parts.
  • Page 46 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212380 model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your 1 ompound Miter Saw or when ordering repair parts.
  • Page 47 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212380 FIGURE...
  • Page 48 CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.212380 model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your 1 ompound Miter Saw or when ordering repair parts.
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