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Craftsman 315.115161 Operator's Manual

5-1/2 in., 19.2 volt cordless laser trim saw


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5-1/2 in., 19.2 VOLT
Model No.
To reduce the risk of injury,
the user must read and understand
manual before using this
Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., 3333 Beverly
Rd., Hoffman
IL 60179 USA
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Summary of Contents for Craftsman 315.115161

  • 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: 983000-723 Save this manual for future reference 5-05...
  • Page 2 NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SEARS PARTS & REPAIR CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will repair it, free of charge. If this Craftsman tool is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
  • Page 3 WARNING! READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL IN- • Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and balance enable better STRUCTIONS. Failure to follow all instructions listed control of the tool in unexpected situations. below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or seri- •...
  • Page 4 • Useonlyaccessories thatarerecommended bythe SERVICE manufacturer for your model. Accessoriesthat may II Tool service must be performed only by qualified be suitable for one tool may create a riskof injurywhen repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed used on another tool. by unqualified personnel may result in a risk of injury.
  • Page 5 Guide If the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in the cut, The laser guide radiation used in the Craftsman trim saw is the teeth at the back edge of the blade can dig into the Class Ilia with maximum <5 mW and 650nm wavelengths or top surface of the wood causing the blade to climb out Class Ilwithmaximum <1 mW and 650 nm wavelengths.These...
  • Page 6 riskofserious p ersonal injury. chemicals. If exposed, flush with water immediately. • • Do not charge battery tool in a damp or wet Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection dur- ing extended periods of operation. Following this rule location. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock.
  • Page 7 WARNING) READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to follow all instructions same number, size and shape as those of plug on charger. listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
  • Page 8 Some ofthefollowing s ymbols m ay beused onthistool.Please s tudy them andlearn their m eaning. Proper interpreta- tionofthese symbols w illallow youtooperate t hetoolbetter a ndsafer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Current Amperes Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power Minutes Time Alternating Current...
  • Page 9 The following s ignal words andmeanings areintended toexplain t helevels ofriskassociated withthis product. SYMBOL SIGNAL MEANING Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will DANGER: result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could WARNING: result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 10 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Motor................................... 19.2 Volt DC Blade Diameter................................5-1/2 in. Blade Arbor ................................... 3/8 in. Cutting Depth at 0%..............................1-9/16 in. Cutting Depth at 45 °..............................1-1/8 in. No Load Speed ............................... 4500/min. Charger Input ............................120 V,60 Hz, AC only Charge Rate ..................................
  • Page 11: Features

    SPINDLE LOCK KNOW YOUR LASER TRIM SAW See Figure 1. The spindle lock allows you to secure the blade when turning the blade screw. Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety rules. NOTE: Do not run trim saw with spindle lock engaged. EDGE GUIDE DUST CHUTE Edge guide is used when making long or wide rip cuts...
  • Page 12 ATTACHING BLADE • Depress spindle lock button, then replace blade screw. SeeFigure2. Tighten blade screw securely. NOTE: Turn blade screw counterclockwise to tighten. WARNING: A 5-1/2 in. blade is the maximum blade • Return blade wrench to storage area. capacity of the saw. Never use a blade that is too NOTE: Never use a blade that is too thick to allow the thick to allow outer blade washer to engage with the outer blade washer to engage with the flats on the...
  • Page 13 REMOVING BLADE See Figure3. • Remove battery pack from saw. • Remove blade wrench from storage area. • Position saw as shown in figure 3, depress spindle lock button, and remove blade screw. NOTE: Turn blade screw clockwise to remove. SPINDLE LOCK •...
  • Page 14: Operation

    CHARGING A COOL BATTERY PACK WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with tools to If battery pack is below normal temperature range, the make you careless. Remember that a careless green LED on charger will come on. Allow battery pack to fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious reach normal temperature, then the red LED will come on.
  • Page 15 CHARGING A HOT BATTERY PACK NOTE: This situation only occurs when continuous use of the tool causes the batteries to become hot. It does not When using the tool continuously, the batteries in the occur under normal circumstances. Refer to "CHARG- battery pack will become hot.
  • Page 16 REMOVING BATTERY PACK INSTALLING BATTERY PACK See Figure6. See Figure 7. • Locate latches on side of battery pack and depressto NOTE: Battery pack is shippedin a low chargecondition, release battery pack from the saw. Therefore, it must be charged priorto use. Refer to page 14, "CHARGING THE BA'rrERY PACK"...
  • Page 17 KICKBACK See Figures 8- 11. Kickback occurs when the blade stalls rapidly and the saw is driven back toward you. Blade stalling is caused by any action which pinches the blade in the wood. DANGER: Release switch immediately if blade binds or saw stalls.
  • Page 18 SAW BLADES STARTING/STOPPING THE SAW See Figure 13, The best of saw blades will not cut efficiently if they are not kept clean, sharp, and properly set. Using a dull blade To start the saw: Depress the switch trigger. will place a heavy load on the saw and increase the dan- Always let the blade reach full speed, then guide the saw ger of kickback.
  • Page 19: Adjustments

    WARNING; Always remove battery pack from the TORAISE tool when changing operation settings or when the tool is not in use. Failure to remove the battery pack may result in accidental starting and serious per- sonal injury. ADJUSTING BLADE DEPTH See Figure 14.
  • Page 20 OPERATING THE SAW See Figures 16 - 18. It is important to understand the correct method for oper- ating the saw. Refer to the figures in this section to learn the correct and incorrect ways for handling the saw. DANGER: When lifting the saw from the workpiece, the blade is exposed on the underside of the saw until the lower blade guard closes.
  • Page 21 CROSS CUTTING/RIP CUTTING WURKPIECE See Figure 19. NOTE: Refer to "Using the Laser Guide" on page 19 for the following aplications When making a cross cut or rip cut, align the line of cut with the outer blade guide notch on the base as shown in the figure.
  • Page 22 BEVEL CUTTING BEVEL See Figures 22 - 24. SCALE NOTE; Refer to "Using the Laser Guide" on page 19 for the following aplications BEVEL ADJUSTMENT To make the best possible cut, follow these helpful hints: KNOB • Align the line of cut with the inner blade guide notch on the base when making 45°...
  • Page 23 POSITIVE 0 ° BEVEL STOP See Figure25. ADJUSTMENT The saw has a positive 0° bevel stop that has been factory SCREW BEVEL adjusted to assure0 ° angleof the saw blade when making ADJUSTMENT 90° cuts. KNOB TO CHECK POSITIVE 0° BEVEL STOP •...
  • Page 24 POCKET CUTTING • Release the trigger and allow the blade to come to a complete stop. See Figure 26. • Lift the saw from the workpiece. WARNING: Always adjust bevel setting to zero • Clear corners out with a hand saw or sabre saw. before making a pocket cut.
  • Page 25: Maintenance

    Laser r adlallon- • _1, WARNING: When servicing use only identical Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other parts ALa_id direct eyee_po,_te _ may create a hazard or cause product damage. _k_l_21t, rq_ WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety v, d m=l eeJiS.
  • Page 26: Accessories

    BATTERY PACK REMOVAL AND BATTERIES PREPARATION FOR RECYCLING The battery pack for this tool is equipped with nickel-cad- mium rechargeable batteries. Length of service from each To preserve natural resources, please charging will depend on the type of work you are doing. recycle or dispose of batteries properly.
  • Page 27 CRAFTSMAN 19.2 VOLT CORDLESS TRIM SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.115161 (Item No. 11575) 21 22...
  • Page 28 CRAFTSMAN 19.2 VOLT CORDLESS TRIM SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.115161 (Item No. 11575) CORDLESS TRIM SAW or when ordering repair parts. I The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding the I...
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