Craftsman 315.23743 Owner's Manual

7 1/2 inch radial arm miter saw double insulated with mechanical brake
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OWNERS
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
315.23/43
Serial
Number
Model
and
serial
number
may be found
on plate
at
motor
end cap,
You
should
record
both
model and serial number
in
a safe place for future
use.
CAUTION:
Read Rulesfor
Safe Operation
and Instructions
Carefully
SAVE THIS
MANUALFOR
FUTURE
REFERENCE
CRAFTSMAN _
71/2 INCH RADIAL
ARM MITER SAW
DOUBLE INSULATED
WITH MECHANICAL
BRAKE
Introduction
Assembly
Operation
Maintenance
Repair Parts
q,-,J,4h,, q_'&_S,
ROEBUCK
AND CO., Dept. 698/731A,
Sears Tower,
Chicago,
IL 60684
612547-228
PP, I NTEO
IN
U,S,A

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  • Page 1 OWNERS MANUAL MODEL NO. 315.23/43 Serial Number Model serial number CRAFTSMAN _ may be found on plate motor end cap, should record both model and serial number 71/2 INCH RADIAL a safe place for future use. ARM MITER SAW CAUTION:...
  • Page 2 FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM MITER SAW" If within one year from the date of purchase, this Craftsman Radial Arm Miter Saw falls due to a defect In matedal or workmanship, Sears will repair It, free of charge,...
  • Page 3 RULES SAFE OPERATION (Continued) 9. DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and safer for which it was design- USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force tool or attachment to do a job it was not design- ed for. WEAR PROPER APPAREL. No loose clothing, gloves, neckties, rings, bracelets, or other jewelry to get caught in moving parts.
  • Page 4 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (Continued) 24. OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS -- When tool is used 6u_do____, use only extension cords suitable for use outdoors, Outdoor approved cords are marked with the suffix W-A, for example -- SJTW-A or SJOW.A. 25. DON'T-- Place either hand in the cutting area when the saw is connected...
  • Page 5 TOOLS HEEDED ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMEHT Your miter saw can be assembled and adjusted with a tow be$1c hand tools shown below: ?/16" AND 1/2" WRENCHES MEDIUM SCREWDRIVER BLADE WRENCH (FURNISHED) 3/i6" ALLEN WRENCH PHILLIPS SCREWI:_VER (FURNISHED) CRRFTSMRN E1',1i I, I'_ i, i ,1i i,'1 ' I, i,i,l'q_ ,I,ili, I,iii,i,i i i'i,l'l_...
  • Page 6 FASTENING MITER SAW TO WORKBENCH OR LEG SET (9.22246) DISCONNECT MITER SAW FROM POWER SUPPLY if the miter saw Is to be used in a permanent loca- tion, it should be fastened securely to a firm suppor- ting surface such as a workbench or accessory leg set (9-22246).
  • Page 7 ADJUSTMENTS Your miter saw has been factory adjusted and altgned to assure proper operation. However, misallgnment can occur during shipping, All alignments must be checked to assure that factory settings have been maintained, NO ADJUSTMENTS SHOULD BE MADE BEFORE CHECKING THESE ALIGNMENTS.
  • Page 8 ADJUSTMENTS (Con'" ued) DISCONNECT MITER SAW FROM POWER SUPPLY BLADE HEEL ADJUSTMENT The saw blade must be aligned, front to rear, with the direction of travel of the saw head. This condition referred to as Blade Heel. See Fig. 6. 1.
  • Page 9 ADJUSTMENTS Continued) DISCONNECT MITER SAW FROM POWER SUPPLY FENCE TO FENCE ADJUSTMENT After the left fence has been squared to the blade, or adjustments made left fence, necessary to align the right fence, See Fig. 8. 1. Place saw head in full rear position. 2.
  • Page 10 OPERATION READ RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION WARNING: NOT ALLOW FAMILIARITY WITH YOUR SAW TO MAKE YOU CARELESS. REMEMBER THAT A CARELESS FRACTION OF A SECOND SUFFICIENT TO INFLICT SEVERE INJURY. Proper positioning of your body and hands when operating your miter saw will make cutting easier and safer.
  • Page 11 OPERATION OPERATION OF MITER ARM Your miter saw will cut any angle from 0 ° to 47.1/2" left and right. To operate miter arm release lock lever (A) on underside miter by turning counterclockwise. See Figure 13, Depress detent lever (C), move miter to desired angle, and tighten...
  • Page 12 Fig. 17 TYPICAL OPERATIONS Your Craftsman Radial Arm miter saw was designed to cut wood and plastics. It is not recommended for cu ting ferrous metals or hard non.ferrous alloys, Shown below are just some of the many operations...
  • Page 13 TYPICAL OPERATIONS (Co,-,t,-,uod) CUTTING MOULDINGS You can cut 45 ° miter cuts on material and moldings WOOD CLAMP up to 2.3/8" thick, See Fig, 18. Instead of making right and left hand 45 ° cuts for matching miters, or cornering, simply make the 45 °...
  • Page 14 TYPICAL OPERATIONS (Continued) CUTTING THIN MATERIALS Your miter saw can be used for cutting thin materials such as laminated plastics and composition board, See Fig, 21. To avoid Jammlng under the fences thin materials should only be cut when the saw Is equipped wtth a table...
  • Page 15 TYPICAL OPERATIONS (Continued) FLAT CUTTING POLYGON MITERS Any closed construction a number sides which must be joined together at the proper angles. This can be done with either a miter or bevel setting ON_EOG_ of the correct angle and the material lying with the POLYGON MITERS flat side against...
  • Page 16 TYPICAL OPERATIONS (Continued) CUTTING COMPOUND MITERS (Cont'd) To aid In making the correct settings, the compound angle setting chart shown in Fig 28 has been provided. Since compound cuts are the most difficult to accurately obtain, trial cuts should be made in scrap material, and much thought and planning made, prior to making...
  • Page 17 NOTES Page 17...
  • Page 18 MAINTENANCE WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL REPLACEMENT_RARTS BRUSH REPLACEMENT DISCONNECT MITER SAW FROM POWER SUPPLY. 1, Remove brush caps (A) from motor housing with screwdriver. See Figure 29, 2, Remove brushes (C). 3, Assemble new brushes into motor housing, making sure that the brushes move freely in the brush...
  • Page 19 MAINTENANCE ¢Coot nued) REMOVING THE BLADE DISCONNECT MITER SAW FROM POWER SUPPLY. 1, Place saw head in the position shown in Fig. 31. Remove four screws (A) and blade cover (B). 2, Place a soft wood block on the turntable (F) seat- ed against the front of the fence (G).
  • Page 20 MAINTENANCE (Continued) TO CLEAN SAWDUST FROM TURNTABLE Periodically sawdust will accumulate between turntable and miter saw table, This will cause dif- ficulty in the movement of the turntable when mak- tng different angle cuts, To clean sawdust from bet- ween turntable and miter saw table, DISCONNECT MITER SAW FROM POWER SUPPLY.
  • Page 21 Keep extra blades on hand, so that sharp blades are always available, Gum and wood pitch hardened on blade will slow it down, Use Craftsman Gum and Pitch Remover No, 9.49191...
  • Page 22 TROUBLE SHOOTING W_HAT=TO DO POSSIBLE CAUSE PROBLEM 1, Connect saw to 1, Saw not plugged in to power power supply. supply. 2, Fuse blown or circuit breaker 2. Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker, Check for circuit Saw will not run, tripped.
  • Page 23 NOTES Page 23...
  • Page 24 NOTES Page 24...
  • Page 25 -------- CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM MITER MODEL NUMBER 315.23743 SEE FIGURE'_' FOR D VIEW SEEFIGURE"C"FOR EXPLODED VIEW SEE FIGURE"B"FORj EXPLODED VIEW Page 25...
  • Page 26 I!11 .._.__...
  • Page 27 CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM MITER SAW -- MODEL NUMBER 315.23743 Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your The Model Number will be found on a plate attached to the Motor End Cap. RADIAL ARM MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts.
  • Page 28 CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM MITER SAW-- MODEL NUMBER 315.23743 NOTE FIGURE"B" NOTE 1: COAT WITH LIGHT FILM OF HIGH PRESSURE GREASE Page 28...
  • Page 29 CRAFTSMAN RADIAL MITER SAW -- MODEL NUMBER 315.23743 The Model Number will be found on a plate attached to the Motor End Cap. Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your RADIAL ARM MITER SAW or when ordering...
  • Page 30 CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM MITER SAW -- MODEL NUMBER 315.23743 NOTE 3 ._,:' TORQUE TO 100 INCH LBS. MIH; NOTE 1: COAT WITH LIGHT FILM OF HIGH PRESSURE GREASE. NOTE 2: TIGHTEN UNTIL ARM SWINGS FREELY WITHOUT LOST MOTION. NOTE 3: TIGHTEN...
  • Page 31 CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM MITER SAW -- MODEL NUMBER 315.23743 The Model Number will be found on a plate attached to the Motor End Cap. Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your RADIAL ARM MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts.
  • Page 32 S_ A/RS CRAFTSMAN OWNERS MANUAL 7½ INCH RADIAL ARM MITER SAW DOUBLE INSULATED WITH MECHANICAL BRAK SERVICE Now that you have purchased your Radial Arm Miter Saw, should a need ever exist for repair parts or ser- vice, simply contact...
  • Page 33 OWNERS MANUAL MODEL NO. 315.23/43 Serial Number Model serial number CRAFTSMAN _ may be found on plate motor end cap, should record both model and serial number 71/2 INCH RADIAL a safe place for future use. ARM MITER SAW CAUTION:...
  • Page 34 FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM MITER SAW" If within one year from the date of purchase, this Craftsman Radial Arm Miter Saw falls due to a defect In matedal or workmanship, Sears will repair It, free of charge,...
  • Page 35 RULES SAFE OPERATION (Continued) 9. DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and safer for which it was design- USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force tool or attachment to do a job it was not design- ed for. WEAR PROPER APPAREL. No loose clothing, gloves, neckties, rings, bracelets, or other jewelry to get caught in moving parts.
  • Page 36 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (Continued) 24. OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS -- When tool is used 6u_do____, use only extension cords suitable for use outdoors, Outdoor approved cords are marked with the suffix W-A, for example -- SJTW-A or SJOW.A. 25. DON'T-- Place either hand in the cutting area when the saw is connected...
  • Page 37 TOOLS HEEDED ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMEHT Your miter saw can be assembled and adjusted with a tow be$1c hand tools shown below: ?/16" AND 1/2" WRENCHES MEDIUM SCREWDRIVER BLADE WRENCH (FURNISHED) 3/i6" ALLEN WRENCH PHILLIPS SCREWI:_VER (FURNISHED) CRRFTSMRN E1',1i I, I'_ i, i ,1i i,'1 ' I, i,i,l'q_ ,I,ili, I,iii,i,i i i'i,l'l_...
  • Page 38 FASTENING MITER SAW TO WORKBENCH OR LEG SET (9.22246) DISCONNECT MITER SAW FROM POWER SUPPLY if the miter saw Is to be used in a permanent loca- tion, it should be fastened securely to a firm suppor- ting surface such as a workbench or accessory leg set (9-22246).
  • Page 39 ADJUSTMENTS Your miter saw has been factory adjusted and altgned to assure proper operation. However, misallgnment can occur during shipping, All alignments must be checked to assure that factory settings have been maintained, NO ADJUSTMENTS SHOULD BE MADE BEFORE CHECKING THESE ALIGNMENTS.
  • Page 40 ADJUSTMENTS (Con'" ued) DISCONNECT MITER SAW FROM POWER SUPPLY BLADE HEEL ADJUSTMENT The saw blade must be aligned, front to rear, with the direction of travel of the saw head. This condition referred to as Blade Heel. See Fig. 6. 1.
  • Page 41 ADJUSTMENTS Continued) DISCONNECT MITER SAW FROM POWER SUPPLY FENCE TO FENCE ADJUSTMENT After the left fence has been squared to the blade, or adjustments made left fence, necessary to align the right fence, See Fig. 8. 1. Place saw head in full rear position. 2.
  • Page 42 OPERATION READ RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION WARNING: NOT ALLOW FAMILIARITY WITH YOUR SAW TO MAKE YOU CARELESS. REMEMBER THAT A CARELESS FRACTION OF A SECOND SUFFICIENT TO INFLICT SEVERE INJURY. Proper positioning of your body and hands when operating your miter saw will make cutting easier and safer.
  • Page 43 OPERATION OPERATION OF MITER ARM Your miter saw will cut any angle from 0 ° to 47.1/2" left and right. To operate miter arm release lock lever (A) on underside miter by turning counterclockwise. See Figure 13, Depress detent lever (C), move miter to desired angle, and tighten...
  • Page 44 Fig. 17 TYPICAL OPERATIONS Your Craftsman Radial Arm miter saw was designed to cut wood and plastics. It is not recommended for cu ting ferrous metals or hard non.ferrous alloys, Shown below are just some of the many operations...
  • Page 45 TYPICAL OPERATIONS (Co,-,t,-,uod) CUTTING MOULDINGS You can cut 45 ° miter cuts on material and moldings WOOD CLAMP up to 2.3/8" thick, See Fig, 18. Instead of making right and left hand 45 ° cuts for matching miters, or cornering, simply make the 45 °...
  • Page 46 TYPICAL OPERATIONS (Continued) CUTTING THIN MATERIALS Your miter saw can be used for cutting thin materials such as laminated plastics and composition board, See Fig, 21. To avoid Jammlng under the fences thin materials should only be cut when the saw Is equipped wtth a table...
  • Page 47 TYPICAL OPERATIONS (Continued) FLAT CUTTING POLYGON MITERS Any closed construction a number sides which must be joined together at the proper angles. This can be done with either a miter or bevel setting ON_EOG_ of the correct angle and the material lying with the POLYGON MITERS flat side against...
  • Page 48 TYPICAL OPERATIONS (Continued) CUTTING COMPOUND MITERS (Cont'd) To aid In making the correct settings, the compound angle setting chart shown in Fig 28 has been provided. Since compound cuts are the most difficult to accurately obtain, trial cuts should be made in scrap material, and much thought and planning made, prior to making...
  • Page 49 NOTES Page 17...
  • Page 50 MAINTENANCE WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL REPLACEMENT_RARTS BRUSH REPLACEMENT DISCONNECT MITER SAW FROM POWER SUPPLY. 1, Remove brush caps (A) from motor housing with screwdriver. See Figure 29, 2, Remove brushes (C). 3, Assemble new brushes into motor housing, making sure that the brushes move freely in the brush...
  • Page 51 MAINTENANCE ¢Coot nued) REMOVING THE BLADE DISCONNECT MITER SAW FROM POWER SUPPLY. 1, Place saw head in the position shown in Fig. 31. Remove four screws (A) and blade cover (B). 2, Place a soft wood block on the turntable (F) seat- ed against the front of the fence (G).
  • Page 52 MAINTENANCE (Continued) TO CLEAN SAWDUST FROM TURNTABLE Periodically sawdust will accumulate between turntable and miter saw table, This will cause dif- ficulty in the movement of the turntable when mak- tng different angle cuts, To clean sawdust from bet- ween turntable and miter saw table, DISCONNECT MITER SAW FROM POWER SUPPLY.
  • Page 53 Keep extra blades on hand, so that sharp blades are always available, Gum and wood pitch hardened on blade will slow it down, Use Craftsman Gum and Pitch Remover No, 9.49191...
  • Page 54 TROUBLE SHOOTING W_HAT=TO DO POSSIBLE CAUSE PROBLEM 1, Connect saw to 1, Saw not plugged in to power power supply. supply. 2, Fuse blown or circuit breaker 2. Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker, Check for circuit Saw will not run, tripped.
  • Page 55 NOTES Page 23...
  • Page 56 NOTES Page 24...
  • Page 57 -------- CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM MITER MODEL NUMBER 315.23743 SEE FIGURE'_' FOR D VIEW SEEFIGURE"C"FOR EXPLODED VIEW SEE FIGURE"B"FORj EXPLODED VIEW Page 25...
  • Page 58 I!11 .._.__...
  • Page 59 CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM MITER SAW -- MODEL NUMBER 315.23743 Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your The Model Number will be found on a plate attached to the Motor End Cap. RADIAL ARM MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts.
  • Page 60 CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM MITER SAW-- MODEL NUMBER 315.23743 NOTE FIGURE"B" NOTE 1: COAT WITH LIGHT FILM OF HIGH PRESSURE GREASE Page 28...
  • Page 61 CRAFTSMAN RADIAL MITER SAW -- MODEL NUMBER 315.23743 The Model Number will be found on a plate attached to the Motor End Cap. Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your RADIAL ARM MITER SAW or when ordering...
  • Page 62 CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM MITER SAW -- MODEL NUMBER 315.23743 NOTE 3 ._,:' TORQUE TO 100 INCH LBS. MIH; NOTE 1: COAT WITH LIGHT FILM OF HIGH PRESSURE GREASE. NOTE 2: TIGHTEN UNTIL ARM SWINGS FREELY WITHOUT LOST MOTION. NOTE 3: TIGHTEN...
  • Page 63 CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM MITER SAW -- MODEL NUMBER 315.23743 The Model Number will be found on a plate attached to the Motor End Cap. Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your RADIAL ARM MITER SAW or when ordering repair parts.
  • Page 64 S_ A/RS CRAFTSMAN OWNERS MANUAL 7½ INCH RADIAL ARM MITER SAW DOUBLE INSULATED WITH MECHANICAL BRAK SERVICE Now that you have purchased your Radial Arm Miter Saw, should a need ever exist for repair parts or ser- vice, simply contact...