Craftsman 320.28195 Product Manual

7-1/4-in. 15 amp hypoid circular saw
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7-1/4=in. 15 Amp
Hypoid Circular Saw
Model No. 320. 28195
Read, understand
all Safety Rules and Operating
in this Manual
using this product.
• Warranty
• Safety
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Troubleshooting
Sears, Roebuck and Co,, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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  • Page 1 • Safety follow all Safety Rules and Operating • Operation • Maintenance instructions in this Manual before • Troubleshooting using this product. Sears, Roebuck and Co,, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 PART# 2 3 4 0 0 5 3 0 01...
  • Page 2 Pages 3 2-35 Sears Repair Parts Phone N umbers Back Cover ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN PROFESSIONAL ® PRODUCT If this Craftsman tool fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN iT TO THE NEAREST...
  • Page 3 We recommend a Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shield, available at Sears Stores or other Craftsman Outlets. 283.95 Manual_Revised_07-0623 Page 3...
  • Page 4 Some of these following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and more safely. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION / EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current...
  • Page 5: Work Area Safety

    _L, WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions in this manual before using this saw. Failure to follow all instructions may result electric shock, fire, and/or serious personal injury. WORK AREA SAFETY Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered workbenches and dark areas invite accidents.
  • Page 6: Electrical Safety

    Always secure your work. Use clamps or a vise to hold workpiece securely. It is safer than using your hand and frees both hands to operate tool. Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. A dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hardhat, and hearing protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
  • Page 7 Double insulation [] eliminates need for the three-wire, grounded, power cord and grounded power- supply system. Applicable only to Class Cover of II (double-insulated) tools. This saw is a Grounded double insulated tool. Outlet Box WARNING: Double insulation DOES NOr take the place of normal safety precautions when operating this tool.
  • Page 8 EXTENSION CORDS Use a proper extension cord. Only use cords listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Other extension cords can cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in a loss of power and overheating of tool. For this tool, an AWG (American Wire Gauge) size of at least 14-gauge is recommended for an extension cord of 25-ft.
  • Page 9: Safety Symbols

    SAFETY SYMBOLS FOR YOUR TOOL The label on your tool may include the following symbols. V ............Volts A............Amps Hz ............. Hertz W............Watts min ........... Minutes "_ ..........Alternating current ..........Direct current ..........No-load speed ..........Class II construction, Double Insulated .../min ..........
  • Page 10 _k. DANGER: When sawing through a workpiece, the lower blade guard does not cover the blade on the underside of the workpiece. Always keep your hands and fingers away from the cutting area. Check the lower guard for proper closing before each use.
  • Page 11: Rules For Safe Operation

    • Avoid awkward operations and hand positions where a sudden slip could cause your hand to move into the blade. • Never reach into the cutting path of the blade. WARNING: Use of this product can generate dust containing chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • Page 12 Always check the tool for damaged parts. Before further use of the tool, 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.
  • Page 13 Spindle: The shaft on which the cutting tool is mounted. Also called the Arbor. Through Sawing: Any cutting operation where the blade extends completely through the thickness of the workpiece. WARNING: If any parts are broken or missing, DO NOT attempt to plug in the power cord or operate the saw until the broken or missing parts are replaced.
  • Page 14 KNOW YOUR HYPOID CIRCULAR SAW (Fig. 2) Fig. 2 Rear Handle Front Handle Upper Blade Guard Trigger Switch Bevel Adjustment Adjustment Lever Locking Lever Lower Blade Guard Lever Bevel Scale Lower Blade Guard Base Blade Spindle Clamping Screw Edge Guide Locking Knob Front Handle...
  • Page 15: Specifications

    NOTE: Before attempting to use your saw, familiarize yourself with all of the operating features and safety requirements. Your hypoid circular saw has a precision-built electric motor and it should only be connected to a 120-volt, 60-Hz AC ONLY power supply (normal household current).
  • Page 16: Saw Blades

    If, for any reason, your lower blade guard and bumper do not close freely, take the saw to your nearest Craftsman Repair Center for service before using it. 28195...
  • Page 17 KICKBACK...WHAT CAUSES iT AND WAYS TO HELP PREVENT iT Kickback Causes Fig. 4 Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, bound, or misaligned blade, which can cause the saw to lift up and out of the workpiece toward the operator. When the blade is pinched or bound tightly by the kerf closing down, the blade...
  • Page 18 Ways to Help Prevent Kickback DANGER: Always release the trigger switch immediately if the blade binds or the saw stalls. Kickback could cause you to lose control of the saw. Loss of control can lead to serious injury. 1. Always maintain a firm Fig.
  • Page 19 Keep the blade at the correct depth setting. The depth setting should not exceed 1/4 inch below the material being cut (Fig. 6). Be sure that the blade depth and adjusting locking levers are tight and secure before making a cut. If blade adjustment shifts while cutting, it may cause binding and Kickback.
  • Page 20 MAKING DEPTH-OF-CUT ADJUSTMENTS Always use the correct blade-depth setting. The correct blade-depth setting all cuts should not be more than 1/4-inch deeper than the material being cut. Increased cutting depth will increase the chance of kickback and cause the cut to be rough. Your saw is equipped with a depth-of-cut scale that provides increased...
  • Page 21 1. Always use your saw with Fig. 9 your hands positioned correctly: with one hand operating the trigger switch and the other on the front assist handle (Fig. 9). Never use the saw with your hands positioned shown in Fig. 10. To Help Maintain Control: Always...
  • Page 22 7. After completing your cut, release the trigger switch and allow the blade to come to a complete stop. Do not remove the saw from the workpiece while the blade is moving. DANGER: When sawing through a workpiece, the lower blade guard does not cover the blade on the underside of the workpiece (Fig.
  • Page 23: Edge Guide

    USING A STRAIGHT EDGE WARNING: Always securely clamp and support the workpiece. Always maintain proper control of the saw. Failure to clamp and support the workpiece, combined with loss of control of the saw, could result in serious injury. You can make an efficient rip guide by clamping a straight edge to your workpiece.
  • Page 24: Setting The Bevel Angle

    When using the edge guide, position the face of the edge guide firmly against the edge of the workpiece. This will help to make a true cut without binding the blade. The edge of the workpiece must be straight for the cut to be straight. caution to prevent the blade from binding in the cut.
  • Page 25: Making Bevel Cuts

    MAKING BEVEL CUTS WARNING: Always securely clamp and support the workpiece. Always maintain proper control of the saw. Failure to clamp and support the workpiece and loss of control of saw could result in serious injury. 1. Your saw can be adjusted Fig.
  • Page 26: Bevel Stop

    0 ° BEVEL STOP The saw has a 0 ° bevel stop that has been factory adjusted to assure a 0° angle of the saw blade when making 90°cuts. TO CHECK 0° BEVEL STOP WARNING: Always un- Fig. 16 plug the saw before making any adjustments.
  • Page 27 2. While holding the lower blade guard up by the Fig. 18 lever, firmly rest the front of the saw base flat against the workpiece with the rear handle raised, so that the blade does not touch the workpiece (Fig. 18). Depress the trigger switch to start the saw.
  • Page 28: Maintenance

    Replacement brush sets are available through Craftsman Parts and Repair Centers. Unplug the saw before inspecting or replacing brushes. Replace both carbon brushes when either has less than 1/4-in. length of...
  • Page 29 3. Using a slotted screwdriver, Fig. 20 remove the black, plastic cap on each side of the motor (Fig. 20), and carefully withdraw the spring-loaded brush assemblies. Keep brushes clean and sliding freely in their guide channels. NOTE: To reinstall the same Plastic Cap brushes,...
  • Page 30: Changing The Blade

    CHANGING THE BLADE WARNING: Be sure to wear protective work gloves while handling a saw blade. The blade can injure unprotected hands. Unplug the saw from the power source. WARNING: To prevent personal injury, ALWAYS disconnect the plug from power source BEFORE assembling parts, making adjustments or changing blades.
  • Page 31 Visit your local Sears store or other Craftsman outlets or shop 28195 Manual_Revised_07-0623 Page 31...
  • Page 32 7-1/4-in. HYPOID CIRCULAR SAW - MODEL NUMBER 320. 28195 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate. Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your tool. © © © ,© 28195 Manual_Revised_07-0623 Page 32...
  • Page 33 7-1/4-in.HYPOID CIRCULAR SAW- MODEL NUMBER 320. 28195 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate. Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your tool. 2490136000 Nylon String 4810002000 Power Cord & Plug 3123555000 Cord Guard 4930003000 Connect 3700367000 Cord Anchorage 3320505000...
  • Page 34 3123542000 Cover 2822407000 Hook Set 2822408000 Spindle Lock Set 5640151000 Bolt 3400011000 Wing Bolt 3660071000 Spring 5670001000 Spring Pin 3550375000 Square Nut 3121380000 Bevel Lever 5620042000 Screw 3420597000 Gear Case 5690148000 "O"Ring 2822406000 Shaft Set 3520318000 Bearing Cover 5610088000 Thread Forming Screw 3660321000 Torsion Spring 3704088000...
  • Page 35 28195 Manual_Revised_07-0623 Page 35...
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