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Craftsman 315.274050 Owner's Manual page 11

Variable speed/1-3/16 in. stroke professional cordless reciprocating saw
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WARNING:
Always remove battery pack from your
saw when you are assembling parts, making
adjustments, assembling or removing blades,
cleaning, or when not in use. Removing battery pack
will prevent accidental starting that could cause
serious personal injury.
Note: There may be times when the blade clamp sticks to
the saw bar and will not loosen enough to allow blades to
be installed or removed. $tthis happens, loosen the blade
clamp screw with the Allen wrench, then tap lightly on the
end of the Allen wrench with a mallet. See Figure 5.
BLADE
CLAMPSCREW
BLADE CLAMP
SAW BAR
ALLEN WRENCH
PIVOT
BASE(SHOE)
SCREW
GENERAL
CUTTING
See Figure 7.
Fig. 6
ALLEN WRENCH
MALLET
Fig. 5
BASE (SHOE)
ASSEMBLY
See Figure 6.
The base assembly of your reciprocating
saw pivots up
and down in both directions. It also is adjustable, allowing
the use of the blade teeth at different positions on the
blade.
TO CHANGE
POSITIONS
OF BASE ASSEMBLY:
Remove battery pack. See Figure 3.
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WARNING:
Failure to remove battery pack from saw
could result in accidental starting causing possible
serious personal injury.
Loosen the set screw in the gear frame with the Allen
wrench provided with this saw. See Figure 6.
Reposition base assembly to desired position.
Retighten set screw securely. Do not overtighten
screw or use an aid with Allen wrench.
Remove Allen wrench and store it in Allen wrench
hoSder.
Fig. 7
Hold your saw firmly in front of and clearly away from you.
Make sure saw blade is clear of any foreign material. Be
sure material to be cut is held firmly. Small work pieces
should be securely clamped in a vise or with clamps to the
work bench or table. Mark the line of cut cteady. Depress
the lock-off button, then pull switch trigger to start the
cutting action. Place the base assembly against the work,
then move the blade into the work. Do not force. Use
only enough pressure to keep the saw cutting. Let the
blade and saw do the work. Use of excessive pressure
that causes bending or twisting of the blade may result in
broken blades.
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