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Blade Height Adjustment; Blade Tilt Adjustment; Stop Adjustment - Craftsman 351.228031 Operator's Manual

10" and 12" left-tilting arbor saw
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Rip Fence Dimensions:
Rip fence ......................................
40"
Rip fence rails (front and rear) ...................
77, 67"
Blade capacity maximum ..........................
12"
Blade arbor extension .......................
5/8" and 1"
Dado blade capacity maximum .....................
13/18"
Dado blade arbor extension
........................
8/8"
Saw Constructions:
Cabinet ...................
Totally enclosed welded steel
Table .................................
Solid cast iron
Rip fence .....................
Aluminum and steel tube
Drive system ...............................
3 V-belts
Exhaust port ................................
4" Male
Miter gauge ............
Cast iron with a T-slot roller guide
Blade guard ..............
Acrylic with antikickback pawls
Switch .............
Locking magnetic starter with overload
Arbor RPM ........................
4,000 RPM approx.
Motor ...............................
3HP, 3450 RPM,
capacitor start, capacitor
run,
230V, 16A, single-phase,
ball bearing,
Sears Part No. 23058.00
Gross weight with motor .......................
656 Ibs
WARNING:
For your own safety read instruction manual
before operating tool:
A. Wear eye protection.
B. Use saw-blade guard and spreader for every operation
for which it can be used, including all through sawing.
C. Keep hands out of the line of saw blade.
D. Use a push-stick when required.
E. Pay particular attention to instructions on reducing
risks of kickback.
E Do not perform any operation freehand.
G. Never reach around or over saw blade.
WARNING:
Disconnect power before attempting any of the
following procedures. Be certain switch is in OFF position and
safety disconnect (or breaker) is in OFF or open position. Saw
blade must not be moving. Saw blade will rotate freely after
motor is turned off. Allow blade to come to a complete stop
before attempting any of the following procedures.
WARNING:
The operation of any power tool can result in
foreign objects being thrown into the eyes, which can result
in severe eye damage. Always wear safety goggles complying
with United States ANSI Z87.1 before commencing
power tool
operation.
STARTING
SAW
WARNING:
Never operate saw without blade guards in
place. Be sure blade is not in contact with workpiece when
motor is started. Start motor and allow saw to come to full
speed.
WARNING:
Make sure the electrical characteristics
of motor
nameplate and power source are the same.
Saw is fitted with a safety ON/OFF switch on front of
cabinet.
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To turn saw on, stand to either side of the blade--never
in
line with it. Push green START. Always allow saw blade to
come up to full speed before cutting.
Do not turn motor switch ON and OFF rapidly. This action
overheats the motor and may cause saw blade to loosen.
Never leave saw while the power is on.
To turn saw off, push red STOP. Never leave saw until cut-
ting tool has come to a complete stop.
WARNING:
For your own safety, lower blade or cutting tool
below table surface. If blade is tilted, return it to vertical posi-
tion. Turn off safety disconnect or circuit breaker when saw is
not in use.
BLADE
HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
Refer to Figures 8 and 11, pages 18 and 24.
Blade height is controlled by handwheel (Fig. 11, No. 27)
on the front of the saw.
To adjust height, loosen locking hand knob (Fig. 11, No.
23). Rotate knob counterclockwise
approximately three
turns. Turn handwheel to desired blade height.
CAUTION:
For safety, blade should be raised only 1/3"above
the surface of the material to be cut. However, if hollow
ground blades are used, raise blade to its maximum height to
allow for greater blade clearance.
Lock blade height into position. Lock handwheel (Fig. 11,
No. 27) by tightening locking knob (Fig. 11, No. 23) clock-
wise. Tighten only until snug.
IMPORTANT:
Do not over tighten. Only a small amount of
pressure is necessary to lock handwheel securely.
The blade height mechanism has upper and lower limit
stops (Fig. 8, Nos. 16 and 25). These limit stops are set
at the factory and need no further adjustment.
BLADE
TILT ADJUSTMENT
Refer to Figures 10 and 11, pages 22 and 24.
The saw blade can be set at any angle between 90° and
45 °. Blade tilt is controlled by the handwheel (Fig. 11, No.
27) on the left side of the saw. The indicator (Fig. 10, No.
15) on front of saw shows the tilt angle of the blade.
To adjust tilt, loosen locking hand knob (Fig. 11, No. 23).
Rotate knob counterclockwise
at least three turns. Turn
handwheel to desired blade angle. Lock blade angle into
position.
Lock handwheel (Fig. 11, No. 27) by tightening locking
hand knob (Fig. 11, No. 23) clockwise. Tighten only until
snug.
The saw is equipped with positive stops at 90 ° and 45 °.
These positive stops allow operator to position saw blade
at 90° and 45 ° quickly and accurately.
90 ° STOP ADJUSTMENT
Refer to Figure 10, page 22.
Raise saw blade above table as far as possible. Set blade
at 90° to table by turning the tilting handwheel. Place a
square on table and check to see if blade is perpendicular
to the table. When checking put square flush against saw
blade. Do not put square on teeth of saw blade.
If 90 ° adjustment is necessary, loosen Iocknut (No. 19) on
adjusting bolt (No. 21) and turn adjusting bolt.
Using the square, rotate the tilting handwheel until blade is
90 ° to table. When exactly at 90 °, turn adjusting bolt (No.
21) against the lug on the front trunnion. Do not turn too
far; recheck 90 °. Tighten Iocknut securely.

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