Craftsman 315.115160 Operator's Manual
Craftsman 315.115160 Operator's Manual

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
Model No.
To reduce the risk of injury,
the user must read and understand the
operator's manual before using this
Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, 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: Save this manual for future reference 983000-522 6-04...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

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

    Use battery only with charger listed. n Store idle tools out of reach of children and other MODEL BATTERY PACK CHARGER untrained persons. Tools are dangerous in the hands 315.115160 Item No. 11375 Item No. 11041 of untrained users.
  • Page 4: Specific Safety Rules

    GENERAL SAFETY RULES SERVICE n When servicing a tool, use only identical replace- ment parts. Follow instructions in the Maintenance n 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 Instructions 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 is They are NOT safety glasses. Following this rule will Class IIIa with maximum <5 mW and 650nm wavelengths.
  • Page 6: Safety Rules For Charger

    SAFETY RULES FOR CHARGER WARNING! a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL same number, size and shape as those of INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to follow all instructions plug on charger. listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
  • Page 7: Symbols

    SYMBOLS Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cycles per second)
  • Page 8: Save These Instructions

    SYMBOLS The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product. SYMBOL SIGNAL MEANING DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 9: Features

    FEATURES PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Motor ................................... 19.2 Volt DC Blade diameter ............................5-1/2 in. (140 mm) Blade Arbor ..............................3/8 in. (9.53 mm) Cutting Depth at 0°..........................1-9/16 in. (39.69 mm) Cutting Depth at 45°..........................1-1/8 in. (28.58 mm) No Load Speed ............................... 4500/min. Charger Input ............................120 V, 60 Hz, AC only Charge Rate ..................................
  • Page 10: Assembly

    FEATURES SPINDLE LOCK KNOW YOUR LASER TRIM SAW 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 all operating Features and Safety Rules NOTE: Do not run trim saw with spindle lock engaged.
  • Page 11 ASSEMBLY INSTALLING BATTERY PACK n Depress spindle lock button and remove blade screw and outer blade washer. See Figure 3. NOTE: Turn blade screw clockwise to remove. NOTE: Battery pack is shipped in a low charge condition. Therefore, it must be charged prior to use. Refer to n Wipe a drop of oil onto inner blade washer and outer page 13, “CHARGING BATTERY PACK”...
  • Page 12: Removing Blade

    ASSEMBLY REMOVING BLADE SPINDLE LOCK See Figure 5. n Remove battery pack from saw. n Remove blade wrench from storage area. n Position saw as shown in figure 5, depress spindle lock button, and remove blade screw. NOTE: Turn blade screw clockwise to remove. SPINDLE LOCK n Remove outer blade washer.
  • Page 13: Operation

    OPERATION CHARGING A COOL BATTERY PACK WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you careless. Remember that a careless If battery pack is below normal temperature range, the fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious green LED on charger will come on. Allow battery pack to injury.
  • Page 14 OPERATION CHARGING A HOT BATTERY PACK When using the tool continuously, the batteries in the battery pack will become hot. You should let a hot bat- tery pack cool down for approximately 30 minutes before attempting to recharge. When the battery pack becomes discharged and is hot, this will cause the green LED to come on instead of the red LED.
  • Page 15 OPERATION KICKBACK 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 stalls.
  • Page 16 OPERATION 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. will 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 OPERATION ADJUSTING BLADE DEPTH See Figure 14. Always keep correct blade depth setting. The correct blade depth setting for all cuts should not exceed 1/4 in. (6.35 mm) below the material being cut. More blade depth will increase the chance of kickback and cause the cut to be rough.
  • Page 18 OPERATION OPERATING THE SAW See Figures 16 - 18. It is 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. WARNING: To make sawing easier and safer, always maintain proper control of the saw.
  • Page 19 OPERATION CROSS CUTTING/RIP CUTTING WORKPIECE 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 Cutting

    OPERATION BEVEL CUTTING See Figures 22 - 24. To make the best possible cut, follow these helpful hints: n Align the line of cut with the inner blade guide notch on the base when making 45° bevel cuts. n Make a trial cut in scrap material along a guideline to determine how much you should offset the guideline on the cutting material.
  • Page 21 OPERATION POSITIVE 0° BEVEL STOP See Figure 25. ADJUSTMENT The saw has a positive 0° bevel stop that has been factory SCREW adjusted to assure 0° angle of the saw blade when making BEVEL ADJUSTMENT 90° cuts. KNOB TO CHECK POSITIVE 0° BEVEL STOP Follow these directions to check the positive 0°...
  • Page 22: Adjustments

    OPERATION POCKET CUTTING n Release the trigger and allow the blade to come to a complete stop. See Figure 26. n Lift the saw from the workpiece. WARNING: Always adjust bevel setting to zero n Clear corners out with a hand saw or sabre saw. before making a pocket cut.
  • Page 23: Maintenance

    REPLACING LASER GUIDE BATTERIES WARNING: When servicing use only identical See Figure 28. Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other parts n Remove battery pack from saw. may create a hazard or cause product damage. n Make sure laser is turned off.
  • Page 24: Accessories

    MAINTENANCE BATTERY PACK REMOVAL AND BATTERIES The battery pack for this tool is equipped with nickel-cad- PREPARATION FOR RECYCLING mium rechargeable batteries. Length of service from each To preserve natural resources, please charging will depend on the type of work you are doing. recycle or dispose of batteries properly.

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