Craftsman 315.115160 Operator's Manual

5-1/2 in, 19.2 volt cordless laser trim saw
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5-1/2 in,, 19.2 VOLT
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Sears, Roebuck
and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman
IL 60179 USA
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  • Page 1 Customer Help Line: 1=800=932=3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.comicraftsman Save this manual for future reference 983000-490 9=04...
  • Page 2: One Year Full Warranty

    NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SEARS PARTS & REPAIR CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will repair it, free of charge. Hf t his Craftsman tool is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
  • Page 3: Battery Pack

    WARNING!READ ANDUNDERSTAND ALLINo [] Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance STRUOTIONS. Failure t o followallinstructions l isted at all times. Proper footing and balance enable better below, m ayresult i n electric shock, f ireand/orseri- control of the tool in unexpected situations. ouspersonal injury.
  • Page 4 SERVmCE [] When servicing a tool, use only identical replace- ment parts. Follow instructions in the Maintenance [] Tool service must be performed only by qualified section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed failure to follow Maintenance hstructions may create a by unqualified personnel may result in a risk of injury.
  • Page 5 [] Always wear safety glasses with side shields. Laser Guide Warnings: Everyday glasses have only impact resistant lenses. The laser guide radiation used in the Craftsman trim saw They are NOT safety glasses. Foflowing this rule wil! is Class II with maximum <1 mW and 650nm wavelengths.
  • Page 6 a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the WARNING!READ ANDUNDERSTAND ALL iNSTRUCTiONS° Failure to followallinstructions same number, size and shape as those of listedbelow, m ayresult i nelectricshock, f ire plug on charger. and/orserious personal injury. b. That extension cord is properly wired and in good electrical condition;...
  • Page 7 Someof the followingsymbolsmaybe usedon this tool. Please studythemand learntheirmeaning. P roper interpretation o f thesesymbolswillallowyouto operate the too!betterandsafer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATmON Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency ( cyclespersecond) Watt Power Minutes Time Alternating Current Typeofcurrent Direct C urrent Typeor a characteristic o f current NoLoadSpeed Rotational speed,at no load ClassII Construction...
  • Page 8 Thefollowing signal w ordsandmeanings a reintended to explain the levels of riskassociated withthisproduct. SYMBOL SIGNAL MEANING DANGER: hdicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, wil! result in death or serious injury. WARNING: hdicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 9: Product Specifications

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Motor ................................... 19.2 Volt DC Blade diameter ............................5-1,/2 in. (140 ram) Blade Arbor ..............................3/8 in. (9.53 ram) Cutting Depth at 0°..........................1-9/16 in. (39.69 ram) Cutting Depth at 45 °..........................1=1/8 in. (28.58 ram) No Load Speed ............................... 4500/min.
  • Page 10 KNOW YOUR LASER TRiM SAW SPINDLE LOCK See Figure 1. The spindle lock allows you to secure the blade when turning the blade screw. Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself with al! operating Features and Safety Rules NOTE: Do not run trim saw with spindle lock engaged. EDGE GUIDE DUST CHUTE Edge guide is used when making long or wide rip cuts...
  • Page 11: Installing Battery Pack

    INSTALLING BATTERY PACK [] Depress spindle lock button and remove blade screw and outer Made washer. See F,_ure 3. NOTE: Turn blade screw c(ockwise to remove. NOTE: Battery pack is shipped in a (ow charge condition. Therefore, it must be charged prior to use. Refer to [] Wipe a drop of oil onto inner Made washer and outer page 13, "CHARG)NG BATTERY PACK"...
  • Page 12 REMOVmNG BLADE See Figure 5. [] Remove battery pack from saw. [] Remove blade wrench from storage area. [] Position saw as shown in figure 5, depress spindle lock button, and remove blade screw. NOTE: Turn blade screw clockwise to remove. SPINDLELOCK [] Remove outer blade washer.
  • Page 13 CHARGING A COOL BATTERY PACK WARNING:Donotallowfamiliarity withtoolsto makeyoucareless. Remember thata careless If battery pack is below normal temperature range, the fractionofa second is sufficient t o inflictserious green LED on charger wil! come on. Allow battery pack to injury. reach normal temperature, then the red LED will come on. NOTE: If the charger does not charge the battery pack _, WARNING:Always wearsafety goggles or safety under normal circumstances,...
  • Page 14 CHARGmNG A HOT BATTERY PACK NOTE: This situation only occurs when continuous use of the too! causes the batteries to become hot. Htdoes not When using the tool continuously, the batteries in the occur under normal circumstances. Refer to "CHARG- battery pack will become hot.
  • Page 15 K(CKBACK See Figures 8 - 11. Kickback occurs when the blade stalls rapidly and the saw is driven back towards you. Blade stalling is caused by any action which pinches the blade in the wood. DANGER: Release switch immediately if blade binds or saw stal(s.
  • Page 16: Saw Blades

    SAW BLADES STARTING/STOPPING THE SAW See Figure 13. The best of saw blades will not cut efficiently if they are not kept clean, sharp, and properly set. Using a dull blade To start the saw: Depress the switch trigger. wil! place a heavy load on the saw and increase the dan- Always let the blade reach full speed, then guide the saw ger of kickback.
  • Page 17 ADJUST(NG DEPTH BLADE TO RAISE See Figure 14. A(ways keep correct Made depth setting. The correct blade depth setting for a(! cuts shou(d not exceed 1/4 in. (6.35 mm) below the materia( being cut. More blade depth will increase the chance of kickback and cause the cut to be rough.
  • Page 18: Operating The Saw

    OPERATING THE SAW See Figures 16- 18. Htis important to understand the correct method for oper- ating the saw. Refer to the figures in this section to learn the correct and incorrect ways for handling the saw. WARMNG: To make sawing easier and safer, always maintain proper control of the saw.
  • Page 19 CROSS CUTTmNG/RmP CUTTmNG See Figure 19. When making a cross cut or rip cut, align the line of cut with the outer blade guide notch on the base as shown in the figure. Since blade thicknesses vary, always make a trial cut in scrap material along a guideline to determine how much, if any, you must offset the guideline to produce an accurate cut.
  • Page 20 BEVEL CUTT(NG BEVEL See Figures 22 - 24. To make the best possib(e cut, fo(!ow these he(pfu( h(nts: [] Al(gn the (ine of cut w(th the inner Made guide notch on the base when making 45 ° bevel cuts. [] Make a tr(a} cut in scrap mateda( along a guideline to determine how much you shou(d offset the guideline on the cutting material [] Adjust the angle of the cut to any desired setting be-...
  • Page 21 POSmTmVE0 ° BEVEL STOP See Figure 25. The saw has a positive 0° bevel stop that has been factory BEVEL adjusted to assure 0 ° angle of the saw blade when making ADJUSTMENT 90 ° cuts. KNOB TO CHECK POSITIVE 0° BEVEL STOP Follow these directions to check the positive 0 °...
  • Page 22 POCKET CUTT(NG [] Release the trigger and a(low the Made to come to a complete stop. See Figure 26. [] Lift the saw from the workpiece. WARNING: A(ways adjust bevel setting to zero [] Clear corners out with a hand saw or sabre saw. before making a pocket cut.
  • Page 23: General Maintenance

    LASER GUmDE BATTERmES WARNING: When servicing use only identical See Figure 28. Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other parts [] Remove battery pack from saw. may create a hazard or cause product damage. [] Make sure laser is turned off.
  • Page 24 BATTERY PACK REMOVAL Thebattery packforthistoolis equipped withnicke!-cad- PREPARATION FOR RECYCMNG miumrechargeable batteries. L ength ofservice fromeach To preserve natural resources, please charging willdepend onthetypeofworkyouaredoing. recycle or dispose of batteries properly. Thebatteries inthistool havebeendesigned t o provide This product contains nickel-cadmium maximum trouble=free life.However, likeallbatteries, they batteries.
  • Page 26: Parts List

    CRAFTSMAN 19.2 VOLT CORDLESS TR_M SAW - MODEL NUMBER 315.115160 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.

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