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Craftsman 315.108356 Owner's Manual

7-1/4 in circular saw double insulated
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7-1/4 in. CIRCULAR SAW
Double Insulated
Model No.
Save this manual for
future reference
Read and follow
all Safety Rules and Operat-
ing Instructions before first
use of this product.
and Co.,
IL 60179



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  • Page 1 _._/,_,_)_ Owner's Manual CRAI:T$MAN ° 7-1/4 in. CIRCULAR SAW Double Insulated Model No. 315.108356 Save this manual for future reference CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operat- ing Instructions before first use of this product. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179...
  • Page 2 Parts Ordering_/Service ..........................FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN CIRCULAR SAW If this I::RflI:TSMIIN Circular Saw fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will repair it, free of charge.
  • Page 3 The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and the explanations with them, deserve your careful attention and understanding. The safety warnings do not by themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not subsUtutes for proper accident prevention measures.
  • Page 4 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (Continued) USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force small tool or loss of power and overheating. A wire gage size (A.W.G.) of at least 12 is recommended for an attachment to do the job of a heavy duty tool. extension cord 50 feet or less in length.
  • Page 5 If lower blade guard must be raised in any way. to make a cut, always raise it with the retracting WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL handle to avoid serious injury. See Figure 21, CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS. Page 15. GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK. Kickback occurs SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
  • Page 6 2-1/2 Horsepower Cutting Depth at 45 ° Bevel Cut 1-13/16 in. (46 mm) Input 13 Amperes Cutting Depth at 51.5 ° Bevel Cut 1-5/8 in. (41 mm) Blade Diameter 7-1/4 in. (184 mm) Rating 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC Blade Arbor 5/8 in.
  • Page 7: Knowyour Circularsaw

    KNOWYOUR CIRCULARSAW APPLICATIONS See Figure 1. (Use only for the purpose listed below) Before attempting to use any tool, familiarize yourself • Cutting all types of wood products (lumber, with all operating features and safety requirements. plywood, paneling). Features include easily operated bevel cut and depth ELECTRICAL CONNECTION of cut adjustment mechanisms;...
  • Page 8 • Fit saw blade inside lower blade guard and onto WARNING: Your saw should never be spindle. NOTE: The saw teeth point upward at the connected to power supply when you are front of saw as shown in figure 2. assembling parts, making adjustments, assembling or removing blades, cleaning, or •...
  • Page 9 KICKBACK SAW BLADES See Figure 6. The best of saw blades will not cut efficiently if they are not kept clean, sharp, and properly set. Using a dull blade will place a heavy load on your saw and increase the danger of kickback. Keep extra blades on hand, so that sharp blades are always available.
  • Page 10 TO LESSEN THE CHANCE OF KICKBACK: • When making a cut use steady, even pressure. Never force cuts. • Always keep the correct blade depth setting - the correct blade depth setting for all cuts should not • Do not cut warped or wet lumber. exceed 1/4 inch below the material to be cut.
  • Page 11 STARTING A CUT TO HELP MAINTAIN CONTROL: Know the right way to use your saw. • Always support your workpiece near the cut. See Figure 11. • Support your workpiece so the cut will be on your right. • Clamp your workpiece so it will not move during the cut.
  • Page 12 TOPVIEW OF SAW Holdyour sawfirmly with both hands. See Figure FRONT[7 OF SAW BLADE GUIDENOTCH ALIGNOUTERBLADEGUIDENOTCHON SAW BASEWITH LINEOF CUTAS SHOWN GUIDELINE WHENMAKINGCROSSCUTS ORRIP CUTS Fig. 15 Since blade thicknesses vary, always make a trial cut RIGHT Fig, 14 in scrap material along a guideline to determine how Squeeze the switct'_.trigger to start your saw.
  • Page 13 When making a bevel cut hold your saw firmly with • Adjust rip guide to the length needed for the cut. both hands as shown in figure 18. • Tighten edge guide screw securely. When using a rip guide, position the face of the rip guide firmly against the edge of workpiece.
  • Page 14 TO ADJUST POSITIVE 0 ° BEVEL STOP See Figure 19. • Unplugyoursaw. BEVEL ADJUSTMENT SCREW ADJUSTMENT WARNING: Failure to unplug your saw could KNOB result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. • Loosen bevel adjustment knob. • Loosen hex nut securing adjustment screw. •...
  • Page 15 TO POCKET Squeeze the switch trigger to start your saw. Always See Figure 21. let the blade reach full speed then slowly lower blade Into the workplece until base Is flat against workplece. WARNING: Always adjust bevel setting to zero before making a pocket cut.
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  • Page 17 LUBRICATION WARNING: When servicing, use only identical Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other All of the bearings in this tool are lubricated with a part may create a hazard or cause product sufficient amount of high grade lubricant for the life of damage.
  • Page 18 • CRAFTSMAN CIRCULAR SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.108350 ..SEE NOTE "A" PAGE 19 21 22 Page18...
  • Page 19: Parts List

    CRAFTSMAN CIRCULAR SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.108350 he model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your | CIRCULAR SAW or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS...
  • Page 20 For repair of major brand appliances in your own home... no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 1-800-4-MY-HOME Anytime, day or night (1-800-469-4663) To bring in products such as vacuums, lawn equipment and electronics for repair, call for the location of your nearest Sears Parts & Repair Center. 1-800-488-1222 Anytime, day or night

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