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Craftsman 315.271020 Owner's Manual

5-1/2 in. professional cordless trim saw


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Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179
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Summary of Contents for Craftsman 315.271020

  • Page 1 Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before • Operation first use of this product. • Maintenance • Parts List Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visit the Craftsman web page: NRTL 972000-750 3-00...
  • Page 2 Your safety is involved. FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN PROFESSIONAL CORDLESS TRIM SAW If this rRI_F'F._MRN Professional Cordless Trim Saw fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, Sears will repair it, free of charge.
  • Page 3 The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and the explanations with them, deserve your careful sttention and understanding. The safety warnings do not by themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures.
  • Page 4 • WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL indicated elsewhere in this instruction manual. CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS. DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS TURN IT ON AND OFF. Have defective switches CHARGER replaced by an authorized service center.
  • Page 5 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (Continued) Make sure cord is located so that it will not be • KEEP BLADES CLEAN AND SHARP. Sharp stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise subjected blades minimize stalling and kickback. to damage or stress. • KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA, An extension cord should not be used unless Keep hands away from blade.
  • Page 6 Blade Diameter 5-1/2 in. (140 mm) No Load Speed 4,000 RPM Blade Arbor 3/8 in. (10 mm) Motor 18 Volt DC 1-9/16 in. (40 mm) Charge Rate 1 Hour Cutting Depth at 0 ° Bevel Cut 1-1/8 in. (29 ram) Charger Rating 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC Cutting Depth at 45 °...
  • Page 7 BAI"rERYPACK CHARGER See Figure 2. Your charger has a "key hole" hanging feature for convenient, space saving storage. Screws should be installed so that center distances are 1-7/16 inches apart. YELLOWAND GREEN LIGHTS INDICATE SOFT START MODE GREEN LIGHT "ON" INDICATESSLOW CHARGING MODE OR FULLYCHARGED RED LIGHT "ON"...
  • Page 8 SWITCH KNOW YOUR TRIM SAW See Figure See Figure 3. Your saw is equipped with a lock-off button which Before attempting to use any tool familiarize yourself reduces the possibility of accidental starting. The lock- with all operating features and safety requirements• off button is located on the handle above the switch Features include easily operated bevel cut and depth trigger.
  • Page 9 Normally, the yellow and green lights on charger WARNING:Always wear safety goggles or will come on. This indicates charger is in soft start safety glasses with side shields when operating mode and should switch to fast charge mode within tools. Failure to do so could result in objects 5 minutes.
  • Page 10 WARNING: A 5-1/2 in. blade is the maximum WARNING: Always remove battery pack from blade capacity of your saw. Never use a blade your saw when you are assembling parts, making that is too thick to allow outer blade washer to adjustments, assembling or removing blades, cleaning, or when not in use.
  • Page 11 • Fit SAW BLADES saw blade inside lower blade guard and onto spindle. Note: The saw teeth point upward at the The best of saw blades will not cut efficiently if they front of saw as shown in figure 5. are not kept clean, sharp, and properly set.
  • Page 12 KICKBACK TO LESSEN THE CHANCE OF KICKBACK: See Figure 8, • Always keep the correct blade depth setting - the correct blade depth setting for all cuts should not exceed 1/4 in. below the material to be cut. See Figure 10. One blade tooth below the material to be cut works best for most efficient cutting action.
  • Page 13 • When making a cut use steady, even pressure. STARTING A CUT Never force cuts. Know the right way to use your saw. See Figure 13. • Do not cut warped or wet lumber. • Always hold your saw firmly with both hands and keep your body in a balanced position so as to resist the forces of kickback should it occur.
  • Page 14 TO HELP MAINTAIN CONTROL: Hold your saw firmly with both hands. See Figure 16. • Always support your workpiece near the cut. • Support your workpiece so the cut will be on your left. • Clamp your workpiece so it will not move during the cut.
  • Page 15 TOP VIEW OFSAW GUIDELINE RIP GUIDE (EDGE GUIDE) FRONT Use the rip guide provided with your saw when making wide rip cuts. A five inch scale has been provided on the rip guide. When using the width of cut scale on the base in combination with the rip guide, cuts can be made up to 6 in.
  • Page 16 ALTERNATIVE RIP METHOD Align your line of cut with the inner blade guide notch on the saw base when making 45 ° bevel cuts. See Figure 20. Since blade thicknesses vary and different angles Using C-clamps, firmly clamp a straight edge to the require different settings, always make a trial cut workpeice and guide the saw along the straight edge in scrap material along a guideline to determine...
  • Page 17 POSITIVE0° BEVEL STOP • Turnscrewandadjustbase until square with saw See Figure 23. blade. • "nghten hex nut and bevel adjustment knob securely. ADJUSTMENT BEVEL SCREW ADJUSTMENT WARNING: Attempting to make cuts without KNOB bevel adjustment knob securely tightened can result in serious injuw. TO POCKET See Figure 24.
  • Page 19 Do not abuse power tools. Abusive practices can WARNING: When servicing, use only identical Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other damage tool as well as workpiece. part may create a hazard or cause product Only the parts shown on parts list, page 21, are damage.
  • Page 20 CRAFTSMAN CORDLESS TRIM SAW- MODEL NUMBER 315.271020 21 22 "2...
  • Page 21: Parts List

    CRAFTSMAN CORDLESS TRIM SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.271020 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing, Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your CORDLESS TRIM SAW or when ordering repair parts.
  • Page 22 In U.S.A. or Canada for in-home major brand repair service: Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-MY-HOME °" (1-800-469-4663) Para pedir servicio de reparacibn a domicilio - 1-800-676-5811 Au Canada pour tout le service ou les pieces - 1-800-469 4663 For the repair or replacement parts you need: Call 6 a.m.