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Craftsman 315.216260 Owner's Manual

16 in. variable speed scroll saw
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Owner's Manual
16 in, variable speed
Model No.
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Operating Instructionsbefore
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Customer Help Line
• Safety
• Features
• Adjustments
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
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  • Page 1 • Features Operating Instructionsbefore • Adjustments first use of this product. • Operation • Maintenance Customer Help Line • Parts List 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA ® VisLt the Craftsman web page: www.sears,com/craftsrnan NRTL/C 97200O-549 7-98...
  • Page 2 • Parts Ordering / Service ..........................FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN SCROLL SAW If this rRRFTSMRN" Scroll Saw fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, Sears will repair it, free of charge.
  • Page 3 Thepurposeof safetysymbols 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 substitutes for proper accident prevention measures.
  • Page 4 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (Continued) U_E THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make will operate properly and perform its intended function. Check for alignment of moving parts, sure your extension cord is in good condition. bindingof moving parts, breakage of parts, saw When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your stability,mounting and any other conditions that...
  • Page 5 BEFORE MAKING A CUT, BE SURE ALL _1= WARNING: When servicing use only identical ADJUSTMENTS ARE SECURE. Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product BEFORE CHANGING THE SETUP, REMOVING damage.
  • Page 6 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong Your Sears Craftsman Scroll Saw is powered by a grounding plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept precision built electric motor. It should be connected the tool's plug. When using a power tool at a consider-...
  • Page 7 Resin Bevel Cut A sticky, sap base substance that has hardened. A cutting operation made with the table at any angle other than 90" to the blade. Ripping Crosscut A cutting operation along the length of the workpiece. A cutting or shaping operation made across the grain Saw Blade Path of the workpiece.
  • Page 8 • Do not discard the packing materials until you WARNING: To prevent accidental starting or electrical shock that could cause possible have carefully inspected the saw, identified all pads, and satisfactorily operated your new saw. serious personal injury, assemble all parts to your saw before connecting it to power supply.
  • Page 9 The following labels are on the scroll saw with locations indicated. WARNING ADVERTENCIA I I:RRFTSMAN1 Customer Help Line 1-800-932-3188 WARNING I ADVERTENCIA Fig. 3...
  • Page 10 (aluminum, brass, copper). KNOW YOUR SCROLL Before attempting to use your saw, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety requirements of BLADE your Sears Craftsman scroll saw. See Figure 5. DRAWER ON/OFF KNOB WITH VARIABLE SPEED Your scroll saw has an easy access ON/OFF knob with variable speed.
  • Page 11 Your saw has a sawdust exhaust that fits a standard the zero degree relationship between the table and the blade. shop vacuum hose. See Figure 13. Your Craftsman 16 in. scroll saw was fully assembled • Drill(3)7/16in. diameterholesthrough work- bench.
  • Page 12 CLAMPING SCROLLSAW WORKBENCH See Figure 7. tf the scroll saw is to be used in a portable application, we recommend that you fasten it permanently to a mounting beard that can easily be clamped to a workbench or other supporting surface. The mounting board should be of sufficient size to avoid tipping of saw while in use.
  • Page 13 SQUARING TABLE TO SETTING THE TABLE FOR HORIZONTAL BLADE OR BEVEL CUTTING See Figures 9 and 10. See Figures 10, 11 and 12. • Loosen the hold down foot lock knob and move hold down rod all the way up. Tighten knob. A bevel scale is provided under the work table as a convenient guide for setting the approximate table •...
  • Page 14 HEX BOLT SAWTABLE • On the top back of the saw, rotate the quick release knob to the left or counterclockwise to loosen blade tension. See Figure 5. • Remove the throat plate. HEX NUT • Place blade through the throat plate opening with the teeth of the blade to the front of the saw and pointing down toward the table.
  • Page 15 • Loosen the foot adjusting knob. See Figure 13. • To center the hold down foot around the saw blade, slide the hold down foot to the side. TO RELEASE TO ENGAGE • Tighten the foot adjusting knob. • Position blade and securely tighten blade knob. QUICKRELEASE •...
  • Page 16 Thisscroll s awis designed t ocutwood, w ood compo- ON/OFF KNOB WITH VARIABLE SPEED sition products, plastic, andnonferrous metals (alumi- See Figure 16. num,brass, c opper). Your scroll saw has an easy access On/Off knob with GENERAL OPERATION variable speed. •...
  • Page 17 INTERIOR SCROLL CUTTING LOCK POST See Figure 18. See Figure 17. • One of the features of a scroll saw is that it can To prevent unauthorized use of your scroll saw, we be used to make scroll cuts on the interior of a suggest that you disconnect it from the power supply board without breaking or cutting through the and lock the knob in the OFF position.
  • Page 18 STACK CUTTING See Figure 19. After becoming well acquainted with your saw through practice and experience, you may wish to try stack cutting. Stack cutting may be used when several identical shapes need to be cut. Several pieces of wood may be stacked on top and secured to each other before cutting.
  • Page 19 • Unplug the saw. WARNING: When servicing, use only identic&l Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other part may create a hazard or cause product damage. BRONZE BEARING WARNING: To prevent accidental starting that...
  • Page 20 • Remove brush cap with a flat blade screwdriver. • Remove brush assembly. Gently pry the brush assembly out using a small screwdriver, point of a nail or paperclip, etc. • Check for wear. If one brush is worn down shorter than 114 in., replace both brushes.
  • Page 22 CRAFTSMAN SCROLL SAW - MODEL NO. 315.216260 /*° ./'/" /'/25 16 15 22 21 _-35 FIGURE A...
  • Page 23 CRAFTSMAN SCROLL SAW - MODEL NO. 315.216260 PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE A Part Pert Number Description Quan. Number Description Ouan. Indicator ............979772-001 979817-001 Blade Lock Knob........... 979820-001 Hex Bolt ............980119-001 Blade Holder ..........Hex Nut ............979821-001 979814-001 Spring Pin .............
  • Page 24 CRAFTSMAN SCROLL SAW - MODEL NO. 315.216260 FIGURE B...
  • Page 25 CRAFTSMAN SCROLL SAW - MODEL NO. 315.216260 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the frame. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your SCROLL SAW or when ordering repair parts. PARTS LIST FOR FIGURE A...
  • Page 26 For in-home major brand repair service: Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-MY-Home (1-800-469-4663) Para pedir servicio de reparacibn a domicilio - 1-800-676-5811 In Canada for all your service and parts needs call - 1-800-665-4455 Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pi_ces For the repair or replacement parts you need: Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week 1-800-366-PART...