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Craftsman 172.10855 12 Amp Operator's Manual

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Operator's Manual
-in. Circular Saw
Model No.
12 Amp
1 2
A m p
Read, understand and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions
in this Manual before using this product.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
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REV 10855



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  • Page 1 Read, understand and follow • UNPACKING all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions • ASSEMBLY in this Manual before using this product. • DESCRIPTION Sears, Roebuck and Co., • OPERATION Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. • MAINTENANCE Visit our Craftsman website: REV 10855...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    If this Craftsman tool fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO ANY SEARS STORE OR OTHER CRAFTSMAN Failure to obey this safety warning CAN result in death or OUTLET IN THE UNITED STATES FOR FREE REPLACEMENT.
  • Page 3 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. PERSONAL SAFETY cont. WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions in this manual 7. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and before using this circular saw. Failure to follow all instructions may result in balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations.
  • Page 4: Safety Symbols

    BEFORE resuming operation. 2. Tool service must be performed only at a Sears Parts and Repair Center. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
  • Page 5 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. SAFETY RULES FOR CIRCULAR SAWS cont. SAFETY RULES FOR CIRCULAR SAWS 11. ALWAYS USE blades that have the correct size and shape (diamond vs. round) DANGER: Keep hands away from cutting area and blade. Keep your arbor holes.
  • Page 6: Glossary Of Terms

    If any of the items mentioned are missing (refer to PARTS LIST illustration see A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle other than 90 to the miter table. Fig.1 page 12), return the saw to your nearest Sears store or Craftsman outlet to have Dado Cut the saw replaced.
  • Page 7: Assembly

    UNPACKING cont. ASSEMBLY cont. PARTS LIST INSTALLING THE BLADE cont. (Figs. 2 and 2a) (Fig. 1) WARNING: BE SURE to wear protective work gloves while handling a saw Am ps blade. The blade can injure unprotected hands. 3. Blade Wrench (for changing the blade) WARNING: -inch blade is the maximum blade capacity of your saw.
  • Page 8: Description

    DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION cont. KNOW YOUR CIRCULAR SAW (Fig. 3) This Circular Saws have the following features: cont. Fig. 3 NOTE: Before attempting to use your saw, familiarize yourself with all of the Trigger Switch operating features and safety requirements. Rear Handle Upper Front Assist Handle Blade Guard...
  • Page 9 If for any reason your lower blade guard and causes the blade to climb out of the kerf and bumper does not close freely, take the saw to your nearest Sears Repair Center jump back towards the operator.
  • Page 10 OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. Ways to Help Prevent Kickback MAKING DEPTH-OF-CUT ADJUSTMENTS (Fig. 8) ALWAYS use the correct blade depth setting. The correct blade depth setting for all cuts should not be more than 1/4-inch below the material being cut (see Fig 5). Allowing more DANGER: ALWAYS release trigger switch immediately if the blade binds depth will increase the chance of kickback and cause the cut to be rough.
  • Page 11 OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. STARTING A CUT (Fig. 10) TO HELP MAINTAIN CONTROL cont.: 10. Squeeze the trigger switch to start the saw. ALWAYS let the blade reach full speed WARNING: ALWAYS clamp and support workpiece securely. ALWAYS before you begin the cut into the workpiece. maintain proper control of saw.
  • Page 12 OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. MAKING RIP CUTS HOW TO SET YOUR BEVEL ANGLE (Fig. 15) ALWAYS use a guide when making long or wide rip cuts with your saw. You can use 1. Unplug the saw. either a straight edge or use the edge guide that was included with your saw. Fig.
  • Page 13: Maintenance

    - should be performed by a qualified service WARNING: If the blade comes in contact with the workpiece before it technician at a Sears Service Center. reaches full speed, it could cause the saw to kickback towards you, possibly resulting in serious injury.
  • Page 14: Troubleshooting

    Sears and other Craftsman outlets also offer sawhorses, combination and framing squares, straight edges, edge guides, and a large assortment of clamps to help you with all your sawing needs. Visit your local Sears store or other Craftsman outlets or shop REV 10855 2-12-08...
  • Page 15 Sears Parts & Repair Service Center 1-800-488-1222 1-800-469-4663 (U.S.A.) (Canada) To purchase a protection agreement on a product serviced by Sears: 1-800-827-6655 1-800-361-6665 (U.S.A.) (Canada) Para pedir servicio de reparación Au Canada pour service en français: a domicilio, y para ordenar piezas:...

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