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Craftsman 172.67098 Operator's Manual

Craftsman 18.0 volt 5 1/2-in. cordless circular saw.
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Operator's Manual
18.0 Volt
5
/
-in. Cordless
1
2
Circular Saw
Model No.
172.67098
In Kit
9-11518
CHARGE BATTERY
BEFORE FIRST USE
CAUTION
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.
Visit our Craftsman website: www.craftsman.com
Battery Pack
is installed on
Drill/Driver
• WARRANTY
• SAFETY
• UNPACKING
• DESCRIPTION
• OPERATION
• MAINTENANCE
67098 Final
2-18-08

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    Safety Rules and Operating Instructions • SAFETY in this Manual before using this product. • UNPACKING • DESCRIPTION Sears, Roebuck and Co., • OPERATION Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. • MAINTENANCE Visit our Craftsman website: www.craftsman.com 67098 Final 2-18-08...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    PRODUCT injury. If this Craftsman product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST Failure to obey this safety warning CAN result in death or serious...

  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. PERSONAL SAFETY cont. WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions in this manual before using this circular saw. Failure to follow all instructions may result in 9. USE SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety hazardous radiation exposure, electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.

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    BATTERY PACK 1. KEEP your body positioned to either side of the saw blade and not in direct line with the saw blade. Kickback could cause the saw to jump backwards. (See 172.67098 CDT218GU-103/BHY41-23.5V-200mA CDT218GU-104(ABP318GU) “Kickback…What Causes It and Ways to Prevent It” on pages 18 and 19).

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. SAFETY RULES FOR CORDLESS CIRCULAR SAWS cont. SAFETY RULES FOR CORDLESS CIRCULAR SAWS cont. 8. HOLD TOOL by insulated gripping surfaces (handles) when performing an operation 23. Under extreme usage or temperature conditions, battery leakage may occur. If liquid where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring.

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. SAFETY RULES FOR BATTERY CHARGING STAND / TRANSFORMER cont. WARNING: Some dust created by using power tools contains chemicals 3. Do not abuse the cord on the battery charging stand / transformer. Never carry the known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other charging stand / transformer by its power cord.

  • Page 7: Glossary Of Terms

    6. If any of the parts are damaged or missing (refer to PARTS LIST below), return the saw to Bevel Cut your nearest Sears store or Craftsman outlet to have the tool replaced. A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle other than 90 to the miter table.

  • Page 8: Description

    Upper Blade Guard vac hose, 8. Soft-Grip Ergonomically Designed Contoured Rear Handle and Front Assist Handle sold separately) for positive gripping, control, balance and comfort. 9. Includes Craftsman 24 Tooth Carbide-Tipped Steel General Purpose Blade Bevel Scale ® Lower Blade Guard Lever for fast, smooth cuts.

  • Page 9: Operation

    OPERATION OPERATION cont. KICKBACK…WHAT CAUSES IT AND WAYS TO HELP PREVENT IT WARNING: -inch blade is the maximum blade capacity of your saw. A (Fig. 4, 5 and 5a) cont. larger than 5 -inch blade will come in contact with the blade guards. Also, NEVER use a blade that is so thick that it prevents the outer blade washer from engaging with the The Causes of Kickback cont.

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    / transformer and battery pack to your nearest Sears Store or other 1. Locate latches on sides of battery pack and Craftsman outlet for free replacement. depress. Pull back on battery pack while depressing latches to release battery pack from saw.

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    It does not occur with typical use. Within the warranty period, if the battery pack becomes hot with typical use, return the charging Fig.11 stand / transformer, and battery pack to your nearest Sears store or other Craftsman outlet for free replacement. INSTALLING THE BATTERY PACK IN Fig.

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    OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. STARTING A CUT (Fig. 12) TO HELP MAINTAIN CONTROL cont.: 9. After completing your cut, release the trigger switch and allow the blade to come to WARNING: ALWAYS clamp and support workpiece securely. ALWAYS maintain a complete stop. DO NOT remove the saw from the workpiece while the blade is moving. proper control of saw.

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    OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. USING A STRAIGHT EDGE (Fig. 15) HOW TO SET YOUR BEVEL ANGLE (Fig. 17) WARNING: ALWAYS clamp and support workpiece securely. ALWAYS 1. Remove the battery pack from saw. maintain proper control of saw. Failure to clamp and support workpiece combined WARNING: with loss of control of saw could result in serious injury.

  • Page 14: Maintenance

    OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. MAKING POCKET CUTS ( Fig. 19) BUILT-IN SAWDUST EJECTION CHUTE (Fig. 20 and 20a) 1. Remove the battery pack from saw. WARNING: ALWAYS adjust bevel setting to zero before making a pocket cut. Attempting a pocket cut at any other setting can result in a loss of control of the saw, WARNING: Failure to remove battery pack from saw could result in which can result in serious injury.

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    MAINTENANCE cont. MAINTENANCE cont. CHANGING THE BLADE (Figs. 21 and 21a) CHANGING THE BLADE (Figs. 21 and 21a) cont. Fig. 21a 8. The remaining washer is the inner bushing washer that fits around the spindle shaft and it does not need to be removed. 9.

  • Page 16: Troubleshooting

    Do not attempt to destroy or disassemble battery pack or remove Visit your local Sears store or other Craftsman outlets or shop sears.com /craftsman. any of its components. Nickel-cadmium batteries must be recycled or disposed of properly.

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    -in. Cordless Circular Saw -in. Cordless Circular Saw PARTS LIST cont. PARTS LIST cont. Model No. 172.67098 In Kit 9-11518 Model No. 172.67098 In Kit 9-11518 Item No. Parts No. Part Description Qty. CSC18GU-22 PINION CSC18GU-23 DC MOTOR CSC18GU-24 BOLT M6X90...

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    Marca de Fábrica / Marca de Servicio de Sears Brands, LLC • DESCRIPTION Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Marque de commerce / Marque déposée de Sears Brands, LLC © Sears Brands, LLC • OPERATION Visit our Craftsman ® website: • MAINTENANCE www.craftsman.com...

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    ® and personal injury. 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.

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. TOOL USE AND CARE SAFETY WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions in this manual before using this drill / driver. Failure to follow all instructions may result WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions before in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. ELECTRICAL SAFETY SERVICE SAFETY cont. 2. Tool service must be performed only at a Sears Parts and Repair Center. Service WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions before or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury. operating this drill/driver.

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. SAFETY RULES FOR BATTERY CHARGING STAND / TRANSFORMER cont. SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES FOR CORDLESS DRILL / DRIVERS cont. 13. Batteries vent hydrogen gas and can explode in the presence of a source of 3. Do not abuse the cord on the battery charging stand / transformer. Never carry the ignition, such as a pilot light.

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    To reduce your exposure to these chemicals: 5. If any parts are missing, return to the nearest Sears store or other Craftsman outlet • Work in a well-ventilated area. to have the Drill / Driver replaced.

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    DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION cont. This Cordless Drill / Driver has the following features cont.: KNOW YOUR CORDLESS DRILL / DRIVER (Fig. 2) 2. Forward / Reverse Power Lock-Off Switch conveniently located for easy operation. NOTE: Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself with all operating 3.

  • Page 26

    NOTE: Within the warranty period, if the charging stand LED lights do not operate properly, or the charging stand does not charge the battery pack, return the charging stand / transformer and battery pack to your nearest Sears Store or other Craftsman outlet for free replacement.

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    OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK cont. (Fig. 5 and 5a) TRIGGER SWITCH (Fig. 7 and 7a) 8. The battery pack will become slightly warm to the touch while charging. This is normal To turn the drill ON, push the Forward / Reverse Selector Switch with Power Lock-Off to the and does not indicate a problem.

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    OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. ELECTRIC BRAKE 23 PLUS 1 ADJUSTABLE TORQUE CLUTCH (Fig. 10, 10a and 10b) To stop the drill / driver, release the trigger switch and the electric brake will stop the chuck This drill / driver is equipped with an adjustable clutch that has 24 different torque settings. instantly.

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    OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. INSTALLING ACCESSORY BITS (Figs.13 and 13a) cont. BUBBLE LEVEL (Fig. 11) Fig. 11 In order to insure a perfect right angle when Fig. 13 Fig. 13a drilling / driving into a workpiece, you can use WRONG OPEN JAWS the built-in bubble level on the top of the (insert bit)

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    9. When drilling hard, smooth surfaces, use a center punch to mark the desired hole WARNING: When servicing, use only identical Craftsman replacement parts. location. This will prevent the drill bit from Use of any other part may create a hazard or cause product damage.

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    / driving bit sets, spade bit sets, carbide-tipped masonry drill bit sets, extra long bits, magnetic bit holders and more. Visit your local Sears store or other Craftsman outlets or shop sears.com /craftsman for all of the accessories for your drill / driver.

  • Page 32

    3/8-IN. VARIABLE SPEED / REVERSIBLE ACCESSORIES cont. PARTS LIST CORDLESS DRILL / DRIVER Model No. 172.64120 18.0 Volt (in Kit 172.11518) BATTERIES The battery pack for this tool is equipped with nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries. Length of service from each charging will depend on the type of work you are doing. The batteries in this tool have been designed to provide maximum trouble-free life.

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    PARTS LIST cont. NOTES 3/8-IN. VARIABLE SPEED / REVERSIBLE CORDLESS DRILL / DRIVER Model No. 172.64120 18.0 Volt (in Kit 172.11518) Item No. Parts No. Part Description Qty. CDT118GU-1 Bubble Level CDT118GU-2 Brand Label F/R Button CDT118GU-3 Driving Bit Ph1/Ph2 CDT118GU-4 CDT118GU-5 Left &...

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    NOTES...

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