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Craftsman 137.214090 Operator's Manual

1/3 hp (max. developed) 2480 f.p.m. (no load) 9" band saw
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Operator's Manual
113 HP (Max. Developed)
2480 F.P.M. (No load)
Model No.
Before using this Band Saw,
read this manual and follow
all its Safety Rules and
Safety Instructions
Parts List
I Customer
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179_
Visit our Craftsman website:
Part No. 13721409001



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  • Page 1 • Operation all its Safety Rules and • Maintenance Operating Instructions • Parts List • Espafiol 1-800-843-1682 I Customer Help Line Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179_ Visit our Craftsman website: Part No. 13721409001...
  • Page 2: Full One Year Warranty

    SECTION PAGE Warranty ............................Products Specifications ........................ Safety Instructions ........................Accessories and Attachments ......................Carton Contents .......................... Know Your Band Saw ........................Glossary of Terms ........................Assembly and Adjustments ......................Operation ............................ Maintenance ..........................Troubleshooting Guide ........................Parts ............................Espahol ............................FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY If this Band Saw fails clue to a defect in material or workmanship...
  • Page 3 12.ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION. Any Band Saw GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS can throw foreign objects into the eyes that could cause permanent eye damage. ALWAYS wear Safety BEFORE USING THE BAND SAW Goggles (not glasses) that comply with ANSI Safety Safety is a combination of common sense, staying alert standard Z87.1 Everyday eyeglasses have only and knowing bow to use this Band Saw.
  • Page 4 24.DO NOT OPERATE the tool if you are under the SMALL PIECES should be secured with jigs or influence of any drugs,alcohol or medication that fixtures. Do not hand hold pieces that are so small could affect your ability to use the tool propedy. your fingers are under the blade guard.
  • Page 5: Electrical Requirements

    ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS as the current stamped on the motor nameplate. Running at a lower voltage will damage the motor. GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS This tool is intended for use on a circuit that has a receptacle like the one illustrated in Figure A. IN THE EVENT OF A MALFUNCTION OR Figure A shows a 3-prong electrical plug and receptacle BREAKDOWN, grounding provides a path of least...
  • Page 6: Unpacking And Checking

    UNPACKING AND CHECKING CONTENTS RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES Carefully unpack the band saw and all its parts, and To avoid injury: compare against the illustration following. Place the saw Use only accessories recommended for this band on a secure surface and examine it carefully. saw.
  • Page 7 Blade guard Upper blade support bearing Upper blade guide Upper blade, wheel switchON/OFF Blade Wheel brush Lower blade wheel Blade tension knob Upper guide lock knob Blade tension knob Extension Fence Sawdust blower Table Extension Table insert Miter storage Work table Motor cord Motor Base...
  • Page 8: Blade Tracking

    BAND SAW TERMS KERF -- The matedal removed by the blade in a through cut, or the slot produced by the blade in a non-through or BLADE GUIDES -- Support the blade and keep it from partial cut. twisting during operation. Blade guides must be adjusted LEADING EDGE -- The front edge of the workpiece when blade is changed or replaced.
  • Page 9: Tools Needed

    ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS Fig. B TOOLS NEEDED ! ',I:',',Ii IIIII:IZ I' Phillips screwdriver Combination square Adjustablewrench Straight edge SAWDUST COLLECTION PORT (FIG. C) This band saw will accept a hose or vacuum accessory r_w_ =W1F_G (not provided) to be connected to the port (1) on the right For your safety, never connect plug to power source side of base.
  • Page 10 INSTALLING AND REMOVING BLADES (FIG E) Fig. E To avoid injury from accidental starting, always turn the switch OFF and remove power cord plug from power source before removing or replacing the blade. Removing Loosen the blade tension by turning the blade tension knob (1) counterclockwise.
  • Page 11 BLADE TENSION (FIG I) P_wi, r;g,_! -']_l!_[I p"_Wk_vl_,l d _l]_[e: To avoid injury, turn the switch OFF and disconnect the saw from the power source before making any To avoid injury, turn the switch OFF and unplug the band adjustments. NEVER make tension adjustments with the saw from '_hepower source before making any machine running.
  • Page 12 BLADE TRACKING (FIG. J) UPPER BLADE GUIDE ASSEMBLY (FIG K) _l___l_ll_[l To avoid injury turn the switch OFF and disconnect tile To avoid injury turn the switch OFF and disconnect the saw from the power source before making any saw from the power source before making any adjustments Never make tracking adjustments with the adjustment...
  • Page 13 UPPER BLADE GUIDES AND BLADE SUPPORT Support bearing (Fig. M) BEARING (FIG. L, M) Loosen the screw (6). Move the support bearing (8) in or out, until the bearing is 1/64" behind the blade. 10. Tighten the screw (6). The blade guard has been removed for clanty of NOTE: The blade support bearing prevents the blade illustration.
  • Page 14 LOWER BLADE GUIDES AND SUPPORT BEARING Fig. N (FiG N, O) To avoid injury, turn the switch OFF and disconnect the saw from the power source before making any adjustments. NEVER make adjustments with the machine running. NOTE: Make sure the blade is tensioned and tracking properly.
  • Page 15: Basic Saw Operations

    BASIC SAW OPERATIONS GENERAL CuI-rlNG ¥.'_I.W'_1:1 _II_e: "ON/OFF" SWITCH (FIG. P) For your safety, read and understand all GENERAL and The key switch is intended to prevent unauthorizeduse of SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS on pages 3-5 the band saw. before using the band saw. To turn the band saw ON insert the yellow key (1) into the key slot (2) in the center of the switch.
  • Page 16: Blade Selection

    CIRCLE CUTTING (FIG. R) Common causes of blade breakage: 1. Adjust the guide assembly to 1/8" above the workpiece. • Poor guide alignment and adjustment. Use both hands while feeding the work into the blade. Ho_d the workpiece firmly against the table. Use •...
  • Page 17: General Maintenance

    Vacuum or blow out frequently. Do not allow filth to build up on the table, the guides, or the support bearings. Clean them with Craftsman Gum and Pitch Remover. NOTE: Do not immerse the support bearings in the gum and pitch remover.
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting

    To avoid injury from an accidental start, turn the switch OFF and remove the ptug from the power source before making any adjustments. All electrical or mechanical repairs should be done only by qualified service technicians. Contact the nearest Sears Service Center.
  • Page 19 MOTOR Problem Probable Cause IRemedy 1. Incorrect belt tension. 1. Adjust tension. See ASSEMBLY AND 'qoisy operation. ADJUSTMENTS section iNSTALL THE BELT. 2. Readjust and tighten motor pulley set screw. 2. Loose motor pulley. 3. Readjust and tighten pulley cover mounting screws 3.
  • Page 20 9" BAND SAW MODEL NO. 137.214090 Fqi A rr/_= When servicing use only CRAFTSMAN replacement parts. Use of any other parts many create a HAZARD or cause product damage. p'_r=r/,.1 =q# I1_ [-=: Any attempt to repair or replace electrical parts on this Band Saw may create a HAZARD unless repair is clone by a qualified service technician.
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