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Craftsman 172.171040 Owner's Manual

Reciprocating saw variable speed double insulated 6.5 amp & 7.5 amp
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Owner's Manual
Reciprocating Saw
Variable Speed
Double Insulated
Model Nos.
172.171040 (6.5 Amp)
172.171720 (7.5 Amp)
Read, understand and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions
in this manual before using this product.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.



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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual Reciprocating Saw Variable Speed Double Insulated Model Nos. 172.171040 (6.5 Amp) 172.171720 (7.5 Amp) • SAFETY • OPERATION CAUTION: Read, understand and follow • MAINTENANCE all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions • ESPAI_IO L in this manual before using this product. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Reciprocating Saw

    12-13 Accessories ..........Page Service Numbers ........Pages 14-16 FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RECIPROCATING If this CRAFTSMAN Reciprocating 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 replace it, free of charge.
  • Page 3: Work Area Safety

    Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric _ WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions. shock, fire and/or serious personal Injury. WORK AREA SAFETY 1. ALWAYS keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite accidents.
  • Page 4: Personal Safety

    ELECTRICAL SAFETY cont. 8. When operating a power tool outside, ALWAYS use an outdoor extension cord marked "W-A" or 'W." These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric shock. NOTE: The extension cord must have adequate wire size AWG (American Wire Gauge) for safe, efficient use.
  • Page 5 TOOL USE AND CARE SAFETY 1. ALWAYS use clamps or other practical ways to secure and support the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body is unstable and may lead to loss of control. 2.
  • Page 6: Service Safety

    SERVICE SAFETY 1. Tool service MUST BE performed only at a Sears Service Center. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury. 2. When servicing a tool, ALWAYS use only Identical replacement parts. Follow Instructions in the Maintenance section of this manual.
  • Page 7 ADDITIONAL S PECIFIC SAFETY RULES cont. /t_ WARNING: Some dust particles created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling and other construction jobs contain chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: •...
  • Page 8 Your 6.5 and 7.5-amp reciprocating saws have many built-in convenience features for fast, efficient cutting. These features include a variable speed dial that allows you to change the speeds for cutting a variety of materials. An adjustable/pivoting shoe for maximum control in a variety of cuts and an easy-to-grip rubber boot.
  • Page 9: Blade Installation

    Choosing the Correct Speed The speed you use will depend on the type of materials that you are cutting: 1. Use high speeds for cutting wood. 2. Medium speed is best for non-ferrous materials. 3. Low speed is recommended for cutting metal. NOTE-Material thickness and blade selection will also affect your speed selection.
  • Page 10 ADJUSTING THE SLIDING/PIVOTING SHOE (Figure 4) The shoe slides in or out to adjust the depth of cut to material being cut for maximum control and _onger blade _ita. To Slide Shoe In or Out: (See Fig. 4) 1. Use the Allen wrench (included) to loosen the 2 screws on bottom of saw housing.
  • Page 11 METAL CUTTING (Figure 7) This saw has different metal cutting capacities depending upon the type of blade being used and metal being cut. 1. ALWAYS clamp the work down to prevent it from slipping. 2. Use a finer blade for ferrous metals and a coarse blade for non-ferrous metals, 3.
  • Page 12 Maintenance Instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury. TOOL LUBRICATION Your CRAFTSMAN Reciprocating Saw has been properly lubricated and is ready to use. 1. In two to six months, depending on use, take your tool to the nearest Sears Service Center for a complete cleaning, inspection and lubrication.
  • Page 13: Extension Cords

    CLEANING I Ak WARNING: To avoid accidents, ALWAYS disconnect the tool from the power source BEFORE cleaning or performing any maintenance. to the plasUc parts. These include gasoline, carbon tetrachloride. chlorinated cleaning solvents, ammonia and household detergents _ CAUTION: Certain cleaning agents and solvents cause damage that contain ammonia.
  • Page 14 Reciprocating S aw-Model N o. 172.171040 (6.5Amp),172.171720 (7.5Amp) The Model Number willbe found on the Nameplate. Always mention the Model No. in all correspondanceregardingyour tool Part No. Delmdptlon Quantity Pert No. Description Quantity B09.0.05.1 Cover W57,04.0 Screw W57.56.0 Screw Set W61.52.0 Loop W57.36.0...
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