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Craftsman 509344 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 Save This Manual For Future Reference MODEL NO. 509344 509345 509344 FiTS THE FOLLOWING RADIAL SAWS: 113.198110, 113.198111, 113.198210, 113.198211, 113.198250, 113.198251, 509345 FtTS THE FOLLOWING RADIAL SAWS: 113.198310, 113.198311, 113.198410, 113.198411, ® 113.198510, 113.198511, iAL SAW 10-iNCH 1 t3.198610, 113.198611 GUARD o assembly...
  • Page 2 Tableof COntents ._i_?_,,_ _ ,_,_._i_ _i_ _ _i_ _i_i !_ii,i _ _i-_!i_ Ii_ _, _ ii i _ _,i_:_ _r _I i_.._ii_!'iii_c_i_n Title i!_i Page TabieoflContents .:.i..1.:.i;:i.::; .... ; ................. Assembly ..............Aiignment_?:._i.:i............. :Controls " Crosscutting ............... Ripping ..............
  • Page 3 This manual has safety information Major Hazards instructions to help users eliminate Three major hazards are associated with reduce the risk of accidents and injuries; using the radial arm saw for ripping. They including: ' _ :: __ : are ouffeed zone hazard, kickback and 1.
  • Page 4 Kickb_!_m,d: ¸_ Kicld_ack istheuncontml!edprope!ling of the workpiece_back t_ard the;userdudng: rip_ _,WARNING The cause of kickback: isthe binding:0r: or pinch;- Whena workpiece kicks back; it could hit hard enough to cause internal organ injury, broken bones, or death. Read: and follow the information instructions under ripping safety.
  • Page 5 Safety Guard Function and Features The guard is a very important safety feature, designed to reduce the risk of injury associ- ated with blade contact. Install the guard correctly. Follow the specific instructions in the ripping and crosscutting sections Handle/Squeeze to set and use the guard correctly Trigger each type of cut,...
  • Page 6 Safety be lowered to the work- 6ii:ii:S_et:i:Of:::#_Is_to piece sufface::forripping. They allow the workpiece toi pass frleely from:infeed to,out- feed: sidel but help stop the kickback motion from outfeed to infeed side by grabbing into :_:theworkplece surface. Pawls must be reset eachtimea different thickness WOrkpiece :is...
  • Page 7 Safety Safety Bnstructions Read and follow all safety instructions. Personal Safety nnstructions 1. Wear safety goggles labeled ANSI Z87.1 (or in Canada CSA Z94.3-99) on the pack- age. It means the goggles meet impact stan- Safety Goggles dards set by the American National Standards Institute.
  • Page 8 -:Safety Before turning on saw, clear table of all objects except workpiece to be cut and nec- essary fixtures, clamps, or feather-boards. 7. If blade jams, turn saw off immediately, remove yellow key, then free blade. Do not try to free blade with saw on. 8.
  • Page 9 Safety 3. Rip only workpieces longer than the diameter of the blade. Do not rip workpieces tha_ are shorter than the diameter of the blade being used. 4. Workpieces that extend beyond the saw table can shift, twist, rise up from the table, or fall as they are cut or afterwards.
  • Page 10 Note where they are located on the saw. Read and follow the safety information several s afety labels on the saw. and instructions in these labels. Refer to i s explainedin the manual for detailed explanations ..a :!_nd: remind: t he user howto instructions.
  • Page 11 Safety Near the saw handle is this safety label to alert you to thrown objects and to remind ADVERTENCiA you to wear safety goggles: AVERT|SSEMEHT ,,_,WARNING i ADVERTENCIA / AVERTIS,SEMENT ..To avoi_ injury Para evitar Issienes. Pour pr_ve,ir |es bleszures. On the clear plastic guard is this OSHA shut off power apag_u_ la s:ierra...
  • Page 12 iiii!ii!ililzi ¸iiiiii!ii! i! ii i ii:=?i i!iAs mbly i ; i i :,:.:', _i::,i::!ildentifyParts:i II :: _: _ ..check that all parts are inclUded, tf you are missing any part, do Emerson Tool Company Service Center at 1-800-325-1184 Small parts can get lost in packaging material.
  • Page 13 Assembly _WARNING _WARNING Plugging during assembly This retro fit guard requi_red addi- could result in electrical shock, tional clearance behind fence. severe cuts from contact with spinning table boards being supplied blade. this reason. Do not plug _n saw at any time during assembly.
  • Page 14 fLockwasher Table Support Support _i,washers. Put the bolts through the center of Screws i theer_larged holes in the table supports that the supports may s_ide up or down as needed, Put a Iookwasher hex nut on each bott and hand tighten. NOTE: The goat in adjusting the table supports _F/at...
  • Page 15 Assembly installing Front Table 1, Set out: - front table Tee Nut - tee nut (install from bottom) 1/4 "U-clip 1t4" diam. x 7/8" long cup point set screw © ©o four 1/4" diam. x 1" long pan head screws ' SO 1/4"...
  • Page 16 ..'_i:::!_ Piace:i_ar table on its edge, across con- : teroffront table:. ' Check for gap between sur- faces,:: : !.i if there is less than 1/32" gap, tighten cup point set screw until it touches frame (look • Underneath table), then tighten center (1-3/4 long panhead screw.
  • Page 17 Assembly Installing Table Boards (44" Wide Drill 5/16" Holes Through Sheet Metal Base Models) Installing Front Table I. Positionthe front table and insert the front two screws. The rear screw holes in the table do not line up on any holes in the saw base.
  • Page 18 • _ Mounting Mounting Hole ._" beyond the trim caps. Holes _" Start the mounting screws into the U- clipsusing a Phillips screwdriver. Tighten the screws untitthe heads are just touching Front Table on Front Edge table.-Make sure that the table is not squeez- _ing the rubber grommets.
  • Page 19 Assembly 3. Unlock the bevel lock to release the motor. Hold Onto the motor as you do this. cAUTION: The motor is heavy and swing down quickly. You can cut or injured if the arbor shaft hits you, Hold the motor when you unlock the bevel lock.
  • Page 20 _S_s_em_b ... i_:_:i_ii6_!_!Move tlie a rbo r s haft over th e lowest i_ _ 1i_ii_i Pi_6_: _ itheha ndie end of the arbor :forthwith Slight contact. :i8! MOve the arbor shaft over another point: Do not change the elevation of the arm.
  • Page 21 Assembly 1. Pull motor/carriage toend of arm and .Motor Support Cap lock the rip lock. Rotate motor to Out,rip posi- (Not on all models) tion. 2. On the rear of the motor is located the .505 x 7/8 x 1t16 Wash motor support cap.
  • Page 22 !ii: Ssembl¥ i_:: :_:_:::i::7!i: _ _e!f_l] _ing:itemsl can nowbe removed .: :: f i:Omlthe!:fr_ _ti!_t; the :_okeas an assembly: :: f:::Bevei spring wedge g.: Bevel 10ck knob h. SCrew, pan:head plastite no. 8 x 3/8" long ..8. Remove the bevel spring wedge from this assembly by rotating shaft support...
  • Page 23 Assembly 13, Using the two #8 x 3/4 pan head screws provided, attach the new handle in the same way" as the old one was removed. 14. Inspect motor support cone on yoke, and cone on motor for lubrication on contacting surfaoes.
  • Page 24 sSembly ,,:r,i' ! Installing Guard Adapter Top Motor Cover Screw old screw, Motor Cover, Panel 2.: install the adapter. The two ends of the adapter fit into the center cooling slots of the motor, then the adapter is rotated up into place.
  • Page 25 Assembly Installing BladeiSquaring Crosscut Travel NOTE: This adjustment helps ensure the blade accurately travels square to the rip Shaft Wrenck__ fence. 1. Index arm at 0° miter and lock. 2. Instal:l sawblade as shown. Motor shaft has left handed threads - turn nut counter- End of arbor clockwise...
  • Page 26 Assembly ii_::!tnstaii:: Fence, Rear:Tables, andTable Rear Table I ii\ ..¸¸¸ :::3.; Repeat steps for other table clamp. 4:. Tighten thumbscrews to clamp table sec- tions in place, (Steps 2; 3 and 4 only apply to models with 40" wide table boards.) , : ln ta.Guard The guard is a Very important:safetyl feature::...
  • Page 27 i• • i Alignment Guard Installation Steps/Align Riving Knife to Blade The goal of this adjustment is to position the riving knife directly in line with the blade. Riving knife alignment is an important safety factor. The riving knife rides in the kerf of the cut workpiece during ripping to keep the two Correct...
  • Page 28 k..k.• -:•. -i ;_i: : ; :; r_iliYeiiow Key /On-Off Switch :':_: Bevel Lock Lever Control Function Operation/Comments Miter •Lock Frees radial arm to move; locks in Pull out and towards right to unlock, any desired position; pre-set push to lock, indexed positions at 0 °, 45°L, 45°R...
  • Page 29 Controls Rip Scale & Rip Lock Rip Indicators Lock Saw Handle _ /Table Clamp Thumbscrew Function Control 0perationtComments Frees carriage to move along radial Rip Lock Pull to unlock, push to lock arm; locks in position Lock before r_oping Tells distance between blade and * Rip Scale &...
  • Page 30 Controls Dust Elbow_ Guard Clamp Screw Pawls/Riving Knife Knob Hold Down Knob Riving Knife Bracket Riving Knife Pawls Held Down Function Operation/C__Qmments Guard Clamp Secures guard to motor; frees Turn counterclockwise to loosen, Screw guard for removal clockwise to tighten Guard Protects against contact with upper Upper part remains...
  • Page 31 ..:: i: ¸ Controls Pawls/Riving Knife Knob "_ Guard Tab Pawls Riving Knife Function Op eration_Com merits _Control Push and ho_d until workpiece clears Guard Tab Provides manual way to raise clear guard, then release plastic guard during ripping when workpiece fails to raise it Turn counterclockwise...
  • Page 32 ng Defined Straight Bevel Miter Crosscutting is cutting a workpiece to length. Compound The workpiece is hetd firmly against the fence; and the blade is pulled through workpiece to make the cuL Straight; bevel, mitel; and compound cuts can be made. Crosscutting Safety -- The hazards associated...
  • Page 33 :.:_ ::i:,: i_:/?: • L¸ • :• Crosscutting ::2':•••• -:!••"•H:_ •¸¸ •• ..• -•• •-• •HH• •• • •: • :_•' Crosscut Kerfs A kerr or shallow cut is needed in the table and fence to serve as a path for the blade and to ensure that the blade cuts all the way through the workpiece.
  • Page 34 roSscutting ..k ng Cro.c.t, Follow these steps to make crosscuts. = f=:iPrepare table: *:put fencein front position -tighten _bte clamps 2, Prepareblade- , los motor in :crosscut position - lock radial arm at desired miter angle -lock motor at desired bevel angle* - unlockcarriage lock and push blade to rearmost...
  • Page 35 Crosscutting Repetitive Crosscutting Carriage..Stop Repetitive crosscutting is the repeated continuous cutting of many pieces of lumber to the same length. Carriage and length stops can help make this type of crosscutting more efficient. Length A carriage stop defines the distance needed Stop to pull the blade through to complete...
  • Page 36 /_i ¸ _,i_,i _ , ece is in a_fixed set dis- Front Fence Rear Fence Position Position the workpiece. Place arrower Nider p refetto blade position. )iil_rip: the biade is toward the column, th_::motOr is toward the table fronL in-rip is reCom'_ended because this position...
  • Page 37 Ripping Workpiece Positioning Always set up so that the wider part of the workpiece is between the blade and fence. This gives you greater clearance push sticks, and allows better stability for feeding the workpiece. Example: To rip 2" off a 10" wide board, set blade in in-rip position 8"...
  • Page 38 Rotational:force blade : can pull hands: and : fingers back into blade. :Touching_'hoiding, or pulling on out- feed side of workpiece while blade still spinning will result in fingers, hand or arm being cut off. To reduce risk of outfeed hazard: -V'Set pawls and riving knife;...
  • Page 39 Ripping To reduce risk of kickback: ,/Push workpiece through from infeed to outfeed side until it is completely past `/Set pawls and riving knife according to rip- pawls. ping set-up procedure. Correctly set riving knife is more likely to prevent workpiece -/'Use featherboard (see Cutting Aides).
  • Page 40 must:be set correctly during barner agamnst the mfeed blade; to he] p keep the workpiece deflect workpiece lowered to just clear the must be re-set each time a Set Hold-Down just clear iffe rentthickness workpiece is cut. workpiece Eoi:10w the Ripping Set-Up Procedure to cor-...
  • Page 41 Ripping Ripping Set=up Procedure _WARNING 8f workpiece is pushed along fence Follow these steps before ripping, with kerfs, workpiece could get caught These steps must be repeated each time on kerr, pinch blade cause kick- a different thickness workpiece is ripped. back.
  • Page 42 : iI to potential hazards at outfeed side. Bevel ripping Creates unique problems of visil_ility _ilfeeding, _Before cut- i: :ting, checktheset.up using both in-rip and out-rip; Use the position that gives _ : _the best combination of workpiece vie- ....ibili_ and pushstick clearance.
  • Page 43 Ripping 2. Insert yellow key and turn saw on. 3. Stand at infeed side and out of line of workpiece, in case of kickback. Start and finish cut from infeed side. 4. Put workpiece on tabte, in front of hold down, and tight against fence.
  • Page 44 " :. ¸. .. use ofa dado blade or molding _orizontal position. It is an _dvancedtechnique that requires a molding headguard anda special fence. See Acces- sories for information on safety, installation dado blades and molding heads j. See Cu:tting Aides for information i Ripping Hints extend life :of table top, make auxiliary table cover out of 1/4"...
  • Page 45: Cutting Aides

    Cutting Aides Push Stick Before cutting any wood on your saw, study all of the Crosscutting and Ripping instruc- 3/4" Slightly Less Than Thickness tions found on pages 45 through 57. As you " Of Workpiece Up To 318" learn new radial arm saw woodworking tech- niques, you'lt see that many types of cuts need different...
  • Page 46 Cutting out the handle ply- size that looks 1-t/2"). 1-1/2"//_ 1-1!2" quality wood working glue, earlier to the portant: Do not use "his is to prevent dulling event you cut in to Assembly ply- _glue and wood screws. rtant: Make sure the screw heads do bottom of the base.
  • Page 47 Cutting Aides Clamp the featherboard to the front table, so that the angled edge of the featherboard against the workpiece on the infeed side of the blade, Do not clamp the featherboard against the cut off part (out-feed side) of the workpiece, gf clamped to the ouffeed...
  • Page 48 {heteeth of the pawls are always pawls must be spacers exactly as showm " Lubricating Blade Guard Assembly If guard becomes difficult to raise: Grease Pull .t :: C_.ean:sawdust from the slot and slider. Here 2_i Regrease with a small amount of light grease applie_to the slot and slider.
  • Page 49 Repair _ PartS...
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  • Page 52 104NCH RADIAL owner's GUAR manual For Customer Service Questions MODEL NO. or Replacement Parts Call 509344 1-800-325-11 509345 NOTE: 1. This manual is intended to be used along with your original saw manual. If you no Gonger have your saw's owners manual, call customer service at 1-800-325-1184.

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