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Craftsman 320.25817 Operator's Manual

71/4-in.contractor's circular saw
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Circular Saw
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Read, understand
follow alt Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions in this manual before using
this product.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179 U.S.A.
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  • Page 1 , UNPACKING Z_CAUTION: Read, understand • DESCRIPTION follow alt Safety Rules and Operating • OPERATION Instructions in this manual before using ° ADJUSTMENTS this product. • MAINTENANCE Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Visit our Craftsman® website:
  • Page 2 Troubleshooting ............. Page Accessories ..............Page Repair Parts ..............Pages 2B-2g Sears Repair Parts Phone Numbers ......Back Cover ONE YEAR FU LL WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN" PROFESSIONALTOOL _f th_$ _t:n|i_r_nn to gl_'_ _ompte_ $n_Isf_t_n w|thJr_ olte y_,ttt |tom th_ dt_ _,_[t...
  • Page 3: Damage Prevention And Information Messages

    The purpose of safety symbols is to attract our attention to possible dangers The safety symbols, and the explanations with them, deserve your careful attention and understanding. The symbol warnings DO NOT by themselves eliminate any danger_ The instructionsand warnings they give are no substitutes for proper accident prevention measures,, this manual, including all safety alert symbols such as "DANGER",...
  • Page 4: Work Area Safety

    WORK AREA SAFETY 1 Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered workbenches and dark areas invite accidents 2 DO NOT operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust, Power toolscreate sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes 3 Keep bystanders, children and visitors away while operating a power tool.
  • Page 5: Electrical Safety

    TOOL USE AND CARE SAFETY /iX WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions before operating this saw. Failure to follow all Instructions listed below may result In electric shock, fire and/or serious personal Injury. I ALWAYS use clamps or other practical ways to secure and support the workptece to a stable platform.
  • Page 6: Extension Cords

    ELECTRICAL SAFETY cont. Z_WARNING: Double Insulation DOES NOT take the place of normal safety precautions when operating this tool. BEFORE plugging in the tool, BE SURE that the outlet voltage supplied is within the voltage marked on the tool's data plate DO NOT use "AC only" rated tools with a DC power supply 4 AVOID body contact wlth grounded surfaces, such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
  • Page 7: Service Safety

    SAFETY SYMBOLS F OR YOUR TOOL Thelabelonyourtool mayInclude thefollowing symbols............ Volts A.......... Amperes ........W ......... Watts Minutes ....................Alternating current ..........Direct current No-load speed ........[] ..........Class I_construction, Double Insulated ./mln ..........Revolutions or Strokes per minute ........
  • Page 8 SAFETY RULES FOR CIRCULAR SAWS cont. _When sawing through a workplece, the lower blade guard DOES NOT cover the blade on the underside of the workplece (Pg, 14 Fig,2). ALWAYS keep your hands and fingers away from the cutting area. 3.
  • Page 9 SAFETY' RULES FOR CIRCULAR SAWS cont. /_, WARNING: Some dust particles created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling and other construction Jobscontain chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: • Lead from lead-based paints •...
  • Page 10 ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION.cont. 7. ALWAYS check the tool for damaged parts. Before further use of the toot, a guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine if it will operate properly and perform its intended function Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any other condition that may affect the tool's operation A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced at a Sears Service center...
  • Page 11 Through Sawing Any cutting operation where the biade extends completely through the thicknessof the workpiece Non-Through Cuts Any cutting operation where the blade does not extend completely through the thickness of the workpiece, like a dado cut. Leading End The end of the workpiece pushed into toot first Kerr The material removed by the blade in a through cut or the slot produced by the blade in a non-through or partial cut,...
  • Page 12 plug In the power cord or operate saw until the broken or missing parts are WARNIN If any parts are broken or missing, DO NOT attempt to replaced. Failure to do so could result In possible serious Injury° PARTS UST I_ Saw 2.
  • Page 13 KNOWYOUR CIRCULAR SAW (Fig. 1 cont.) 7, Maximum depth-of=cut: 231_in thick at 90°; 13/4-in,thick at 45 ° 8, 0 ° to 56° bevel capacity with a positive stop at 45 ° 9 Magnesium shoe with Teflon®coated base glides smoothly over workplace even damp green wood 10 Includes heavy-duty edge guide to help you produce more accurate cuts, 1 I, Built-In sawdust ejection chute helps direct dust and chips away from operator,...
  • Page 14: Saw Blades

    "'_ O II " Input 15 Amps 120V,60HZ AC Rating 5200 RPM No Load Speed 9+4lbs. without cord &biade Weight Blade Diameter 7V,,-in. (! 84ram) Cutting Depth a! 90 ° 2%+in. (60.5ram) at 45 ° Cutting Depth 1_/4-in. (44,5mm) Maximum Bevel Angle 56 _ with positive stop...
  • Page 15 KICKBACK...WHAT CAUSES IT AND WAYS TO PREVENT IT THE CAUSES OF KICKBACK Correct BladeDepth Bladeis SetToo Deep Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, bound or misaligned saw blade, which causes an uncontrolled saw to lift up and out of the workplece and toward the operator.
  • Page 16 WAYS TO PREVENT KICKBACK cont, 6. ALWAYS support large panels to minimize the risk of blade pinching and Kickback, Large panels tend to sag under their own weight. Supports MUST be placed under the panel on both sides, near the line of cut and near the edge of the panel.
  • Page 17: Starting A Cut

    STARTING A CUT 1 ALWAYS use your saw with your hands positioned correctly (Fig 6) sawing safer and easier, Loss of control of the saw could cause an accident WARNING: ALWAYSmalntaln propercontrolof the saw to make resulting In possible serious Injury. 2 NEVER use the saw with your hands positioned as shown in (Fig 7)1 TO HELP MAINTAIN CONTROL 1 ALWAYS support the workpiece near...
  • Page 18 TO HELP MAINTAIN CONTROL cont. 6 Hold the saw firmly with both hands. (Fig 6). 7 Squeeze the trigger switch to start the saw ALWAYS let the blade reach full speed before you begin the cut into the workpiece 8 When making a cut, ALWAYS use steady, even pressure. Forcing the saw causes rough cuts and could shorten the life of the saw or cause Kickback.
  • Page 19 USO DE UN BORDE RECTO (Figo 10) FIg+10 1. Usted pusde hacsr une gula de cortes longttudinates eflciente fijando un bards recto a su pteza de trabajo. 2, Apoye y flje bfen la pleza de lrabeJo antes de reallzar el carte 3- Gule cu_dadosamente la sierra a to largo del bards recto pars realizer un carte...
  • Page 20: Making Bevel Cuts

    HOWTO SETYOUR BEVEL ANGLE Failure to unplug the saw could result in accidental starting which can cause l _ WARNING: ALWAYS unplug saw before making any adjustments. serious personal lnjury_ 1. Unplug the saw. 2. Loosen bevel adjustment lever (Fig I2) 3 Raise the motor housing end of the saw until you reach the desired angle setting on the bevel scale 4 Tighten the adjustment lever securely.
  • Page 22 POSITIVE 0° BEVEL S TOP Your saw has a positive 45° bevel stop It was adjusted at the factory to assure 45 ° cuts, However, shipping can cause misafignment HOWTO CORRECTTHE 0° ANGLE SETTING (Fig. 15) I, Unplug the saw ,4X WARNING: ALWAYS unplug saw before making any adjustments.
  • Page 23: Routine Maintenance

    Z_ WARNING: To ensure safety and rellabUity,all repairs -with the exception of the externally accessible brushes - should be performed by a qualified service technlclan at Sears Service Center Z_ WARNING: For your safety, ALWAYS turn off switch and unplug circular saw from the power source before performing any maintenance or cleaning.
  • Page 24 CHANGING THE BLADE (Figs.16and16a) 1 Unplug the saw ' HHHHH '""' 'H'"'''"'H'""H"" ' 'U from power source BEFORE assembling parts, making adjustments or l Z_ WARNING: To prevent personal injury, ALWAYS disconnect the plug changing blades. 2 Place saw on its side on a fiat surface 3, Raise the depth-of-cut adjustment lever and push base down all the way for easy access to the blade 4 Loosen the blade clamping screw "A".
  • Page 25 OTE: Theteethofthebladeshouldpointupward at the front of the saw as shown in (Fig+16)+ 9+Place saw on the edge of a flat surface so the blade ts not in contact with anything, 10, Raise lower blade guard using the blade guard lever and hoed it tn the raised position for the next steps, 11+Replace the "D"...
  • Page 26 REPLACEMENT OFCARBON BRUSHES (Fig.17) I,I,I,,,IIH n i ii from power source BEFORE assembling parts, making adjustments or I _ WARNING: To prevent personal injury, ALWAYS disconnect the plug changing blades° I inspect both carbon brushes regularly. Unplug the saw before inspecting or replacing brushes, 2 Remove the black plastic cap on each side of the motor with a slotted screwdriver and...
  • Page 27 Contractor bulk packs are available in Carbide and Steel Visit our local Sears store or shop Sears corn/craftsman Sears also offers sawhorses, combination squares, framing squares, straight edges, edge guides, and a large assortment of clamps to help you with all your sawing needs...
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  • Page 29 71/4-in.CIRCULAR SAW- MODEL NUMBER 320.25817 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate. Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your tool. iiem No. Pans No. Item Parts , part Deae.rlptlon Qty. 5628016000 Screw 3120500000 Burton 5816084000 Screw 3550237000 Lock Shaft...
  • Page 30 NOTES...
  • Page 31 Your Home For repair In your home of all major brand appliances, lawn and garden equipment, or heating and cooling system, no matter who made It, no matter who sold ltl For the replacement parts, accessories and owner's manuals that you need to do-it-yourself For Sears professional installation of home appliances and the items like garage door openers and water heaters.