Safety Rules and Operating • Adjustments Instructions before first use of • Operation this product. • Maintenance Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 • Parts List Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.com/craftsman 972000-835 3-01...
• Table of Contents ............................• Warranty and Introduction ..........................• Rules For Safe Operation ........................... • Glossary ................................. • Product Specifications and Unpacking ......................• Labels ................................• Loose Parts and Tools Needed ........................• Features ..............................10-12 • Adjustments .............................
Thepurpose of safetysymbols is toattract y ourattention to possible dangers. Thesafetysymbols, a ndthe explanations withthem,deserve yourcareful a ttention andunderstanding. Thesafetywarnings d o notby themselves e liminate anydanger. T heinstructions o rwarnings theygivearenotsubstitutes f orproperaccident prevention measures. SYMBOL MEANING SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL: Indicates danger, warning or caution.
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (Continued) USE THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make moving parts, breakage of parts, saw stability, sure your extension cord is in good condition. mounting and any other conditions that may Use only a cord heavy enough to carry the affect its operation.
Sears store or repair center. MAKE SURE THE MITER TABLE AND SAW WARNING: When servicing, use only identical ARM (BEVEL FUNCTION) ARE LOCKED IN Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other POSITION BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SAW. parts may create a hazard or cause product Lock the miter table by securely tightening the damage.
'RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (Continued) ALWAYS TURN OFF THE SAW before discon- WARNING: Some dust created by power necting it to avoid accidental starting when sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known reconnecting to power supply. NEVER leave the to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproduc- saw unattended while connected to a power source.
Thefollowing labelsareonthemitersawwithlocations indicated. Restore lower blade guard and securely tighten screw before use _Lift for Blade Change. Sc ANY GUARD. USE OF SAW WITHOUT THIS GUARD WILL L DANGER: DO NOT REMOVE RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY. WARNING / ADVERTENCIA • For your safety, read owners manual before operating miter saw.
The following items are included with your Compound Miter Saw: • Saw Blade- 10 in. • 6 mm Hex Key Wrench • Miter Lock Handle • 8 mm Hex Key Wrench • Dust Guide • Laser Guide • Blade Wrench •...
KNOW YOUR COMPOUND MITER CUTTING CAPACITIES See Figure 3. When the miter angle (miter table) is set at O ° and the bevel angle is set at 0°: Before attempting to use your saw, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety requirements. Your saw will cut materials up to a maximum of 5-7/16 in.
SPINDLE LOCK BU'I-rON CARRYING HANDLE See Figure 5. See Figure 4. A spindle leck button has been provided for locking For convenience when carrying or transporting your the spindle which keeps the blade in your saw from miter saw from one place to another, a carrying rotating.
POSITIVE STOPS ON MITER TABLE 173/16" 31_3_' Positive stops have been provided at 0 °, 22-1/2 ° and 45 °. The 22-1/2 ° and 45 ° positive stops have been provided on both the left and right side of the miter table.
TO INSTALL BLADE WARNING: To prevent accidental starting that could cause possible serious personal injury, See Figures 10, 11, and 12. assemble all parts to your saw before connecting it to power supply. Saw should never be WARNING: A 10 in. blade is the maximum connected to power supply when you are blade capacity of your saw.
LOWER PHILLIPS • Wipe a drop of oil onto inner blade washer and BLADEGUARD SCREW outer blade washer where they contact the blade. WARNING: If inner blade washer has been removed, replace it before placing blade on spindle. Failure to do so could cause an accident since blade will not tighten properly.
Note: Many of the illustrations in this manual show MITER FENCE // I intentional so that we can clearly show points being made in the illustrations. Never operate your saw only portions of your compound miter saw. This is TABLE without all guards securely in place and in good operating condition, SQUARING...
SQUARING • Retighten the screws securely and recheck the BLADE TO THE blade-to-fence alignment. FENCE See Figures 17 - 20. MITER • Unplug your saw. FENCE WARNING: Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. •...
SQUARING BLADE TO THE • If the top or bottom of the saw blade angles away from the square as shown in figures 22 and 23, MITER TABLE adjustments are needed. See Figures 21 - 24. • Unplug your saw. MITER FENCE WARNING:...
TRAVEL PIVOT ADJUSTMENT The saw arm should rise completely to the up position by itself. if the saw arm does not raise by itself or if there is play in the pivot joints, have saw repaired by a qualified service technician at your nearest Sears store or repair center to avoid risk of personal injury.
DEPTHSTOP WARNING: Before starting any cutting ADJUSTMENT operation, clamp or bolt your compound miter SCREW saw to a workbench. Never operate your miter saw on the floor or in a crouched position. Failure to heed this warning can result in serious personal injury.
workpiece. See Figure 26. Release the switch trigger and allow the saw STRAIGHT blade to stop rotating before raising the blade out blade from turning before removing the workpiece _B Slowly lower the blade into and through the from the miter table. EVEL of workpiece.
• When cutting long pieces of lumber or molding, support the opposite end of the stock with a roller BEVELCUT stand or with a work surface level with the saw table. See Figure 31. • Align the cutting line on the workpiece with the edge of saw blade.
TO MAKE A COMPOUND WITH YOUR • Recheck miter angle setting. Make a test cut in scrap material. MITER • Pull out the lock pin and lift saw arm to its full • Place the workpiece flat on the miter table with one edge securely against the fence.
Before turning onthesaw,perform a dry runof the cutting operation justtomakesurethatno problems w illoccurwhenthecutis made. Grasp thesawhandle firmlythensqueeze the switchtrigger. A llowseveral s econds forthe blade toreachmaximum speed. Slowlylower the bladeintoandthrough thework- piece. See Figures 29 and 30. Release the switch trigger and allow the saw blade to stop rotating before raising the blade out of workpiece.
CU'I-I'ING COMPOUND MITERS To aid in making the correct settings, the compound angle setting chart below has been provided. Since com- pound 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.
molding with its broad back surface flat on the miter CUTTING CROWN MOLDING table and against the fence. Your compound miter saw does an excellent job of When setting the bevel and miter angles for com- cutting crown molding. In general, compound miter pound miters, remember that the settings are interde- saws do a better job of cutting crown molding than pendent;...
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"...
OPERATION MOUNTING LASER GUIDE See Figure 37. See Figure 36. • Unplug your saw. The laser guide will generate a red colored line on the work surface when the saw blade is spinning above 500 rpm. The red laser line will appear as a broken WARNING: Failure to unplug your saw could line on the workpiece when the blade assembly is in...
CHANGING BA'n'ERIES See Figure 38. • Unplug your saw. _1= WARNING: Failure to unplug your saw could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. Remove the laser guide from the saw. Lay laser guide on a flat surface with the two phillips screws facing upward.
Always wear safety goggles or WARNING: When servicing, use only identical Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other safety glasses with side shields during power tool operation or when blowing dust. If operation part may create a hazard or cause product is dusty, also wear a dust mask.
CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.243150 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts. PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE A...
CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW- MODEL NUMBER 315.243150 FigureB...
CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.243150 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts. PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE B...
CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.243150 Note: For Laser Guide repair or replacement, contact your nearest Sears Service Center Laser Guide -...41_F_25 Figure C _-_---...
CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW- MODEL NUMBER 315.243150 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your I MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts. PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE C...
CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.243150 SEE NOTE"A" Figure D...
CRAFTSMAN COMPOUND MITER SAW- MODEL NUMBER 315.243150 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts. PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE D...
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