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Work Stop Adjustment - Craftsman 351.226121 Operator's Manual

7 x 12" band saw
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Refer to Figure 7, page 9.
The vise is designed to keep the workpiece steady
while it is being cut. The vise should only have to coun-
teract the cutting forces. Using the proper position will
help produce a safe and accurate cut. These general
rules about positioning apply to most situations.
The workpiece should rest flat on the workbed with-
out the need for side support. Some suggested con-
figurations are shown in Figure 7.
The entire length of the work should be supported.
Do not balance the workpiece on the workbed. Use
support stands to prevent the work from falling off
after the cut.
Avoid positions which will cause the blade to encounter
sharp edges. If sharp corners cannot be avoided, file
down the point that the blade will contact.
File down sharp corner
Flats and Rectangles
Rounds and I-Beam
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File down sharp corner
Figure 7 - Clamping Configurations and Thickness
Average Calculation
Refer to Figure 9, page 14.
Loosen the wing bolt (Key No. 5) holding the work
stop (Key No. 6) to the work stop rod (Key No. 8).
Adjust the work stop casting to the desired length
Rotate the work stop to contact the workpiece as
close to the bottom as possible.
Tighten the wing bolt.
Do not allow the blade to rest on the workpiece while
the motor is shut off.
Flats and rectangles have thickness averages of w
(see Figure 7).
Rounds and many sided regular cross-sections
thickness average of 0.75d.
Tubes and structurals have thickness average of 2.5t.
NOTE: See Blade Selection for more information on
thickness average calculation.
Before the saw is plugged in, check to see that blade
path is clear and that:
All blade guards are in place.
There is no debris inside the blade guard or covers.
There is no debris on the blade or blade wheels.
All hoses and line cords are out of the blade path.
Do not operate saw unless all guards are
in place and the workpiece is the only object that will
encounter the blade teeth.
Refer to Figure 9, page 14.
Steps required to keep the saw in optimum operating
condition have been described under "Operating
Instructions." The Safety Precautions should be per-
formed before operation.
For proper maintenance:
Keep saw clean and dry. Sweep off spots where
chips have collected and wipe off spots where
coolant splashed.
Lubricate the unpainted surfaces with a light applica-
tion of medium consistency machine oil to prevent
corrosion after cleaning.
Grease the vise lead screw (Key No. 30) if vise
action becomes difficult.
Replace dull blades and blades from which teeth
have been stripped. A clean saw with a sharp blade
will yield the best cut.
Internal parts of the band saw have been completely
lubricated at the factory and do not need to be relu-
Make certain that the saw is disconnected
from the power source before attempting to service or
remove any component.
Any attempt to repair the motor may cre-
ate a hazard unless repair is done by qualified service
Repair service is available at your nearest Sears Store.



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