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owners manual


Now that you have purchased your lO-inch

radial saw, should a

need ever exist for repair parts or service, simply contact any Sears Service Center and most Sears, Roebuck and Co. stores_ Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit_

MODEL NO. i!3.23100

The model number of your tO-inch radial saw will be found on a p{ate attached to your saw, at the left-hand side of the base.









Al! parts listed may be ordered from any Sears Service Center , and most Sears stores. If the parts you need are not stocked "locally, your order will be electronically transmitted to a Sears Repair Parts Distribution Center for handling.







IL. 60684


CAU_'ION: Always removir,_) the guard, set.up. Jr perforr_ing


motor before

for radiaU saws

disconnect the power cord before changing the cutting tool, changing the

making adjustments° Shut off layout work on the saw table..



11. Examination and operating familiarity with ON-OFF switch, e_evation control, yoke index and lock, bevel index and lock, carriage lock, guard clamp screw, spreader and antikickback device, and miter index and Iock_ IhL Review and understanding of all Safety Operating Procedures thru-out manual Instructions and

-Before starting work, verify that no play exists between the column & column support, or in the carriage, and that arm, yoke, and bevel locks/clamps are tight. -A large proportion of saw accidents is caused by use of the wrong type blade, dull, badly set, improperly sharpened cutting tools, by gum or resin adhering to cutting tools, and by sawblade misatignment with the fence. Such conditions can cause the material to stick, jam "KICKBACK" workpiece operator STALLED (stall the saw) or "KICKBACK" A occurs when a part or all of the is thrown back violently toward the NEVER ATTEMPT TO FREE A SAW BLADE WITHOUT FIRST

'1o Set carriage .2,. 3o Bolt Mount the slide during lock before the normal moving the saw.. to slip, walk, or saw to floor operation. if it tends

the saw so the table 39" above the floor;

is approximately

TURNING THE SAW "OFF". If the sawbtade is stalled or jammed, shut saw "'OFF", remove workpiece, and check sawblade squareness to table surface and to the fence, and check for heel.. Adjust as indicated, --CAUTION: DO NOT cycle the motor switch "ON" and "OFF" rapidly, as this might cause the sawblade to loosen. In the event this should ever occur, allow the saw blade to come to a complete stop and re-tighten the arbor nut normally, not excessively.r -Do not leave a long board {or other workpiece) unsupported so the spring of the board causes it to shift on the tamer Provide proper support for the workpiece, based on its size and the type of operation to be performed,. Hold the work firmly against the fence and down against the tabte surface. -Never use a length stop on the free end of the workplece when crosscutting Never hang onto or touch the free end of workpiece when crosscutting, or a free piece that is cut off when ripping while power is "ON" and/or the saw Made is rotating (n short, the cut-off piece in any "thru-sawing" (cutting completely thru the workpiece) operation must never be confined - it must be aIlowed to move laterally - Make when power sure your fingers do not contact the terminals installing or removing the plug to or from a iive source

slopes slightly downward to the rear so the carriage will not roll forward due to gravity

MINIMIZE Most setup



accidents are caused by and operating instructions:

(A) GENERAL -Avoid could awkward hand positions, where a sudden slip cause a hand to move into a sawbiade or other

cutting toot Never reach in back of or around the cutting tool with either hand to hold down the workpiece, or for any other reason; DO NOT place fingers Never or hands in the path saw, dado, mold, of the sawblade unless the proper or rabbet


- Never climb on the saw, or climb near the saw when power in "ON".. Never leave the saw with power "ON", or before the cutting complete stop Lock the motor the key when leaving the saw tool has come switch and put to a away


-Always maintain control of NOT "let go" the workpiece has come to a stop_ -if

the workpiece - DO until the cutting toot

any part of this radial saw is missing or should break, bend or fail in any way, or any electrical component fail to perform properly, shut off power switch, remove cord from power supply and replace damaged, missing and/or failed parts before resuming operation

- Do not use any blade or other cutting tool marked for an operating speed lower than 3450 RPM. Never use a cutting tool larger in diameter than the diameter for which the saw was designed, For greatest safety and efficiency when ripping, use the maximum diameter blade for which the saw is designed, since under nearest the blade,. - Never turn your or work surface these conditions the spreader is

saw "ON" before clearing the table of all objects (tools, scraps of wood, feed or This


etc.) except the workpiece and related support devices for the operation planned-Never perform any operation "FREE HAND"

term means feeding the sawblade into the workpiece (crosscutting) or feeding the sawblade or other cutting tool (ripping) without using the fence to






pawls may not s,'op a

support or guide the workplace, to prevent rotating or twisting of the workpiece during the operation Never "RIP" in the crosscut position. Never make a miter cut with the arm in the 90 ° crosscut position. -- Never lower a revolving cutting tool into the table or a workpiece without first locking the Carriage Lock Knob. Release the knob only after grasping the Yoke Handle. Otherwise the cutting tool may grab the workpiece and be propelled dado, the toward you -The sawblade, removed from or other cutting tool must be saw arbor before using the

slippery, the kick back


Therefore, rip with the finished side down mext to the table) and be especially attentive to fo lowing proper set-up and cutting procedures, Do not stand, or permit anyone else to stand, in line with a potential kickback.,


accessory shaft (rear end of the saw motor). NEVER operate the saw with cutting tools (including sanding accessories) insta!led on both ends of the saw arbor (B) RIPPING 1 Feed force when ripping must always be applied BETWEEN THE SAW BLADE AND THE FENCE use a "PUSH STICK" for narrow or short work Whenever possible, use the in-rip position - this provides minimum obstruction for feeding by hand or push stick as appropriate. Do not release the workplace before operation is

When sawing 1/4" or thinner materials, follow all normal ripping procedures except set sawblade into table top at least 1/8" This will minimize the tendency for the sawblade to climb upon top of the workpiece, and possibly cause an accident DO NOT let go of or stop feeding the workplace between the blade and fence until you have pushed it completely past the antikickback pawls., Otherwise the workplace could get into the back of the sawblade and be thrown violently from the saw in the direction opposite to the feed direction., This is the same action that would occur if the instructions oF the DANGER warning on the guard is aborted. Dc not stand, or permit anyone else to stand, in line with the path of a workplace that may be thrown from the saw in this manner Position the saw so neither you, a helper, or a casual observer is forced to stand in line with the sawblade, wood that has a twisted grain or is twisted or bowed - it may rock on the table and/or pinch the sawblade,. If bowed across the width, place concave side down against the table,



complete rear (outfeed 4

push the workplace all the way past the or exit) of the sawbtade

Make sure by trial before starting the cut that the antikickback pawls will stop a kickback once it has started, Points of pawls must be SHARP Replace when points are dul! or rounded Use a push stick when ripping short (under t2 inches) or narrow (under 6 inches wide) workpieces. CAUTION: antikickback Never reposition with power "ON". the Guard or

15o Use extra care when ripping

5, 6 7,

(C) CROSSCUTTING 1. ALWAYS RETURN THE CARRIAGE TO THE FULL REARWARD POSITION AT CONCLUSION OF EACH CROSSCUT TYPE OPERATION.r Never remove your hand from the Yoke Handle unless the carriage is in this position.. Otherwise the cutting too! may climb up on the workplace and be propelled toward you, 2 Place guard antlkickback or workplace, in horizontal position pawls to just clear the top whichever is higher. and adjust of the fence

A "t<'ICKBACK" occurs during a rip-type operation. It can occur when the workpiece closes in on the rear (outfeed side) of the sawblade (pinching), binds between the fence and the sawblade (heel), or is grabbed by the sawblade teeth (wrong-way feed) at the outfeed side. "PINCHING" is generally avoided by utilization of the spreader, and a sharp sawblade of the corrective type for the workplece being cut. "HEEL" can be avoided by maintaining the sawbtade exactly parallel to the fence. (see "DANGER" warning on guard) - it can be avoided by maintaining parallelism of sawbfade to fence, feeding into the sawbiade from the nose of the guard only, and by utilizing the spreader_



Position the nose of the guard workpiece, and position/adjust and spreader devices as instructed. NEVER stacking cut more than one workpieces vertically.

to just clear the the antikickback at a time by

NEVER gang crosscut - lining up more than one workpiece in front of the fence - stacked vertically, or horizontally outward on the table - and then pulling saw thru: the blade could pick up one or more pieces and cause a binding or loss of control and possible injury, Do not position the Arm so the operation toot to you are performing permits the cutting beyond the edges of the Table.. extend




(D) ACCESSORIES another edge of 1., 2. Use only Accessories recommended Section in this accessories manual as listed in

10o NEVER feed a workpiece thru the saw with piece (butting second piece against trailing

piece being cut), even if of the same thickness. Feed each workpiece individually thru the sawblade, and completely beyond the sawblade, before ripping the next workpiece Use push stick if the rip cut is less than 6" wide. 11.. DO NOT pull the workpiece thru the sawblade

position your body at the nose (in-feed) side of the guard: start and complete the cut from that same side, This will require added table support for long pieces

Never operate this saw when equipped with a dado head or molding head unless the molding head guard is installed see listing of recommended accessories° The only exception is when "top-side" dadoing or molding, when the sawbtade guard must be used., See detailed instructions that accompany the dado head, molding head, and molding head guard, The use of abrasive or cut-off wheels, or wire wheels, can be dangerous and is not recommended, (Abrasive or cut-off wheels are used to saw many different materials including metals, stone, and gtass,)


12, Plastic and composition (like styrene and hardboard) materials may be cut on your saw.. However, since these are usually quite hard and


.. Guarantee .................................. Repair Parts ........................... Always wear safety goggles complying with ANSI Z87 t (shown on Package) before commencing power tool operation Safety Goggles are available at Sears retail or catalog stores unpacking and assembRy CONTENTS General Safety Instructions for Power Tools ............ Recommended Accessories ......................................... t7 21 23 27 28 29 Trouble--Shooting ................... Maintenance and Lubrication ......... which can result in severe eye damage.......... .... Unpacking and Assembly ............................. Additional Safety Instructions for Radial Saws ............................ TOOLS NEEDED KNOW LOCATIONS AND FUNCTIONS OF CONTROLS Rubber mallet 3!8*inch 7t16qnch lt2-inch wrench wrench wrench @ 9/16-inch wrench Screwdriver Screwdriver (medium) (small) Framing square Pencil ..................... Operating Controls .................................................................. 2 3 5 5 8 14 Basic Saw Operations Electrical Connections ...................... Alignment Procedure .............WEAR YOUR The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into the eyes........

..................................... Cabinet and goose neck tamp are optional accesscories.... Twin nut (for attaching rip-scale indicator) ...... !/4-20 x t" o.... The saw must be bolted down° Position your entire saw (or saw bench) to slope slightly rearward..... .......... 3/16 ............. Switch key .. Screw... ....... Hex-"L" Wrench..........Table Mtg............................. 1/4-20 x lq14 ...... Machine screw........pamhd.......................... Machinescrew............................ or turn the switch on until the missing parts are obtained and are installed correctly............ 5/16-I8 x t/2 ..... do not attempt to assemble the radial saw...... .......... Speed .................... Front table ......... Channel... ....... so the carriage will not roll forward due to gravity° .. t) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Table of LooseParts BasicSaw assembly ............... Screw. Set Screw...... Unpacking and Checking Contents 4 5 Separate all "loose" parts from packaging materials and check each item with "Table of Loose Parts" to make sure all packing items are accounted material° for...r....... Cup....... Hex-"L" Wrench.. 5/16 .... (Fig. Table spacer ....................... Qtyo 1 I 1 t I 2 1 1 t 1 1 t 2 1 2 Rip-scaleindicator . Nut. "Owner's Manual" ........."T"..Flat....... Table clamp . I/8"o .............. 11/32 x 7/8 x 1/t6 . 17/64 x 5/8 x 1/32".. Loc kwasher...... before discarding any If any parts are missing.............. Washer.................................. Arbor Wrench ...... Loose PartsCarton (containing the following items): Hex-"L" Wrench.. THIS CORD MUST REMAIN UNPLUGGED WHENEVER YOU ARE WORKING ON TH E SAW................... Key No........ Swivel LatchPin Knob .Pt . OR FLAT BENCH BASE OR Make sure elevation crank is free to rotate......... Reartable ..pan÷hal. Your Craftsman 1e-inch Radial Saw is shipped complete in one carton...... 6-32 x 7/16" .. Elevation crank assembly ...... PanHead........... He× Hd............. t/4 ... plug in the power cord............unpacking UNPACKING and assembny AND PREASSEMBLY WARNING: DO NOT CONNECT THE POWER CORD TO A SOURCE OF POWER.................... Nut ................ Washer... Rip fence ...... ....... 2 2 6 7 4 t 4 4 4 1 1 1 6 REMOVE SKIDS FROM BASE MOUNT SAW TO CRAFTSMAN LEG SET......... Shaft wrench ......steel (flat)...............

Refer to Paragraph 8._ LOC KWASH[_ /SlOP HE_( [ SCrEw WRENCH SUPPLIED TIGHTEN ARM LOCK KNOB BEFORE PROCEEDING. preventing any excessive strain on bearings and track° WARNING: REINSTALL CARRIAGE STOP SCREW TO PREVENT CARRIAGE FROM ROLLING OFF ARM. CAREFULLY START AND SLIDE THE CARRIAGE ONTO THE TRACKS. Read warning tag before discarding _. Trouble Shooting Sectiom . Be sure setscrew is tightened on flat of shaft.ATTACH ELEVATION CRANK. ELEVATION TURN CLOCKWIS_ INF O_MAI TAG _0 N REMOVE CARRIAGE STOP SCREW. Remove shipping btock. HOLDING CARRIAGE ASSEMBLY WITH BOTH HANDS. LOCKWASHER AND TAG. The assembly must be held parallel with the arm so that all four bearings slide smoothly onto the arm. Check for looseness of carriage bearings. ELEVATE ARM TO ITS MAX_ HEIGHT.

.... and inner ALIGNMENT PROCEDURE The fotlowing SIX STEP alignment procedure will bring out the accuracy which is built in every CRAFTSMAN tool... OF MOTOR SHOWING LOCATION OF TWO SHIPPING SCREWS REMOVE 1. After following the 6 step assembly and alignment M AND TABLE l kL... shaft wrench clamp Motor sh_ft has left hand threads. screw.. Tighten Loosen SAW BLADE. screws in center of channel slots. remove guard. t I I / P.. STEP-BY-STEP... lift up on latch pin handle and rotate the motor to position saw blade. Hold and rotate arbor wrench down (clockwise).. Attach 5/16-18 Position permit 2..unpacking assernbWy SWIVEL LATCH _NOB INSTALL SWIVEL LATCH PIN KNOB. THE ACCURACY OF EACH ADJUSTMENT IS ALWAYS DEPENDENT UPON THE ACCURACY OF THE PRECEDING ADJUSTMENT. 4o Remove shaft nut. 2..L \- sH°uL°BE I U I I1 '.. TABLE MOUNTING table mounting support channels with four x 1/2 screws. 3. end of shaft down. Set aside and out of the way. Loosen bevel lock knob. carriage guard lock knob.. collar. procedure and the Basic Saw operation Trouble Shooting section if any difficulty when performing any sawing operation section refer to is experienced STEP ONE ATTACHING AND LEVELING SUPPORT CHANNELS. REMOVE SHIPPING SCREWS AND DISCARD° Use of pliers may be necessary. LL.. The secret for best results is in knowing how to set up the tool and keep it in good alignment. saw blade... outer collar... Iockwashers and fiat washers. finger tight to channels to "slip" against the base when leveling. .. BE SURE TO CHECK AND ALIGN THE SAW tN THE ORDER GIVEN.

Install the six (6) t7/64 inch flat washers. The wrench should only slight resistance. Loosen carriage loci< knob and position arm against stop (approximately 50 ° Miter) and carriage directly over the center of left hand channel. Move arm and carriage to right hand support channel and level in the same manner you adjusted the left hand support channel Recheck tightening adjustment. stops have been provided to prevent 360 ° rotation of the radial arm. until both have been NOTE: Do not change this elevatlon setting left and right hand table support channels adjusted 5. of the six screws in the 3. as shown Motor shaft has left . both support did channels not affect to the make sure of that the TABLE MOUNTING 7o screws accuracy 8. All future alignment procedures rely on this adjustment being performed correctl% ALL LOOSENESS MUST BE REMOVED 1 Install saw blade hand threads. Align the. and _ .3.20 x I inch pan-head machine screws_ Just barely start the cup point set screw and the one (1) ¼ . Move arm and carriage to support in the same manner screw "'B" and tighten 6. table board on a workbench or the floor into the sma!ler diameter hole. channels SAW BLADE OUTER COLLA_ MOTOR STEP TWO SHA_ _T-__jNNEBCOLLA CHECK FOR LOOSENESS (MOVEMENT) TUBE IN COLUMN SUPPORT_ (ARM END OF COLUMN PLAY) _ NOTE: The following adjustment is very CRITICAL. Instal[ support one nut speed on each loosely.. Slide the arbor wrench handle between end of motor shaft and mounting channel to achieve an accurate measurement. Note:Forsafety reasons in accordance with theUL standard.. 4. Place front Drive T-nut OF FRONT (WOR K) TABLE. Carefully lower the motor with elevation crank until the end of shaft wrench. Tighten is just touching the arbor slide back and forth with screw "A". performed properly. Elevate provide saw and place motor clearance for installation in vertical position to of front (work) table. 2. result in the work table being parallel to the arm° will HOLE FOR fABLE HOLD DOWN (TYP SCREWS 8OTTOM SiDE OF TABLE f-NUT %. Loosen arm lockknob untilarmisfree tomove.counterbore holes with matching hates in support channels. 'E ' EUFPORT CHANNEL (LEFT HAND) NOTE: The following adjustment. INSTALLATION 1.20 x 1-1/4 inch pan-head machine screw in table center holes.

Tighten right hand set screw until looseness between column and column support is eliminated_ Turn elevation crank to raise radial arm. Tighten set screw in center of column until smoothest operation is obtained tube key If too tight. between column and column radial arm hold tube support._ Any looseness support. tighten set screw until is obtained. or rough smoothest do Tighten Elevate elevation operation e. the marked tooth should just touch the square at all points. When correct. tube key. Loosen Loosen perform operations tube as follows: key° set screw in center left hand set screw of column t/4 turn. Push the arm latch .. (indicated by between column and column arrow) can be felt with fingers Right saw and left standing positions are given with operator in front of the saw table. blade and square until the leg of the square a tooth of the blade° Mark this tooth° When the carriage is moved back and forth on the radial arm. if saw elevates too hard.. t. Turn set screw in center of column and lower arm and if chatter exists. this. and column tube for tighten left hand set screw. facing the 4_ If looseness can be felt. 30 ° miter setting and arm lock knob 1/4 turn setting.. make the following adjustments: I0 . When correct. crank to raise and lower elevation radial arm.will seat the arm ARM LATCH KNOB T_ While holding the arm latch knob with one hand. tighten left hand set screw. If marked tooth does not touch the square at all points. the table as shown and square position the just contacts 3.. Apply gentle side force to the in opposing directions. Loosen and index arm at 0 ° miter solidly with palm of hand index pin properly.. c. fingers of other hand as shown. a_ b. STEP THREE SQUARING CROSS CUT TRAVEL TRAVELS IN A STRAIGHT LINE). loosen right hand set screw slightly and check again for smooth operation. loosen right hand set screw slightly and again check elevation looseness.unpacking and assembly ARM LATCH LEVE_ Position arm at approximately lock arm lock knob... Lower Lock 2o Place arm until the yoke a framing saw blade handle on just clears clamp (CARRIAGE the front table_ and bevel lock knob.

In extreme cases. After the cross cut has been accurately install the radial arm cap and miter-scale Set the indicator at the 0 ° position.. Make the following adjustment only after tightening the table hold-down screws and the cross cut cannot be squared according to the preceding adjustment routine. e. 1. the the this screw down 11 . Remove radial arm cap and miter-scale latch knob indicator. the of hold-down squaring of set BOTH cross cut travel will the 450 miter index 4. Sight under this straightedge to determine whether the front table board is high or tow at its center_ If the front table is high at center. Retighten the hex head screws in column retighten arm latch knob tube. ao b. tap the left hand front edge of the table with a mallet as shown (Loosen table attaching screws slightly if necessary)_ If the marked tooth moves away from the square when tap moving saw from the rear to the front the right hand front edge of the table. screws securely NOTE: This simultaneously positions° if correct.20 x I-1/4 inch) hold down screw until table is level . first tighten the leveling until the table is Jevel .then tfghten the fevel_ng screw until screw _ssnug° If table is low at center. the above adjustment procedure may not be sufficient due to rough handling during shipment. _ndicator. turn Turn the arm counterclockwise. Recheck travel of blade squared. the radial arm slightly in proper direction marked tooth follow edge of square when is moved along arm in a "cross saw blade manner. first tighten center (_ . tighten all table Set fndicator at 0 ° position. \ Recheck and. g..then tighten the hold Sel'ew. 2./ If marked tooth moves into the square when moving the blade from the rear toward the front of the table. Lay the rear table board on edge across the front table to serve as a straightedge. one-quarter co Loosen (do not remove) two located inside the column tube° Move make hex-head screws to the cut" f. of saw table.

and assernbly Position the rip (guide) fence.BLADE NOTE: If alignment procedure steps two and four were not performed.... The against the rlp fence and the saw long leg of the square must be RIP FENCE held firmly against both the fence and the table top.. it must rest flat against the blade side. Retighten bevel lock knob. NOTE: If alignment procedure step one was not this adjustment can not be accomplished. FENCE SQUARE F -f FENCE ] F" Jz FENCE 1 WRONG SQUARE i_ 12 . Rotate motor while holding square firmly against saw blade and table top. as shown. If the saw blade is square with the table top (no visible Q SQUARE BEVEL LOCK KNOB 2= gap appears between the saw blade and square) and no adjustment is required. If the square does not touch the saw blade as shown (with square leg held firm against the table top}.. FENCE . Place a framing square blade.. and the short leg must not touch any of the teeth on the saw blade. Slightly tighten each of the two screws and recheck .. clamps in the slots provided for the saw base.unpacking 3. If the square does not touch the blade at both of the to SQUARE two points as shown. as shown. spacer board and rear table board behind the front table board. Now tighten each screw firmly. RIGHT STEP 5 SQUARING BLADE TO RIP (GUIDE) HEEL ADJUSTMENT.... perform the following adjustments: a Loosen bevel lock knob 1/4 turn only. 1. 2. this alignment step cannot be accomplished. rather than your table top_ FRONT TABLE STEP 4 SQUARING SAW BLADE TO (WORK) TABLE performed. 1 Place a framing square on the table with the short leg against the saw blade. Install the two table them at the rear of securely. then loosen the four socket-head screws. Set bevel indicator to 0 ° reading. NOTE: The life of your saw table will be lengthened considerably if you will cover the front table with a fitted piece of ¼ inch plywood_ This should be tacked in place for easy replacement. Do not allow the square to rest against a "set-out" tooth. Use of such a cover will allow you to do all cutting into the cover. two on each side of handle. a hee} condition exists (either the left or right) or sometimes called heel or toe. Adjust indicator to 0 ° readlng_ I % WRONG WRONG bo c. and tighten them 4..

knob in right in the same attaching _3 . OF ANTI-KICKBACK FOR RIPPING.. INSTALLING AND ADJUSTING RIP SCALE INDICATORS. to be take NOTE: The rip scales and pointers are intended used for quick settings. one on each side of (2) Rotate hex nuts with fingers until is directly in line with saw blade° (3) Tighten both hex nuts firmly. . for "heel" handle and e. tf the spreader is not aligned.3. Pre-assembie indicator and twin nut. Tighten carriage loosen but do not left hand carriage indicator as shown. b. 1o Check a. To correct proceed a. for either type of "heel" or "toe" cbndition as follows: left hand the yoke (slightly} carriage clamp the two cover. direct measurement between blade and fence. retighten the two f° or "toe" and install carriage NOTE: This alignment procedure will simultaneously both yoke indexing positions for in and out rip. b c.. adjust it as follows: (I) Loosen spreader two hex nuts. set LEFT SIDE OF CAR_IAGF STEP 6 ALIGNMENT ASSEMBLY.USE TAB.. the spreader 2. NOR POSITION ANTtq(ICKBACK PAWLS BY GRASPING PAWLS OR SPREADER.. Loosen but do not remove hand carriage cover. and adjust the spreader as follows: Loosen the wing screw and with the "tab" position the anti-kickback and spreader assembly to near the bottom of the blade° Tighten the wing screw° Sight (visually) to check for proper alignment of spreader with saw blade as shown. carriage lock rip indicator screws. Install manner. c. Recheck cover. For greater accuracy. remove the two screws which attach cover. Tilt carriage cover and install rip Tighten carriage attaching screws. Lock yoke clamp hex-head screws. AND SPREADER lAB WARNING: NEVER POSITION THE GUARD OR ANTI-KICKBACK ASSEMBLY WITH POWER ON. HEX HEAD SCREWS-the Remove Loosen Loosen handler hex-head screws_ gap between Rotate the yoke assembly until saw blade and square is eliminated. d.

6LE RI_' SCALE 1 e Position carriage until the edge of the blade.. the radial arm is adjusted in essentially the same manner as the "In-Rip" indicator. before operating your saw 14 . just touches the front face of the fence. when spun by hand.unpacking d and assernbay F_NC_ With the fence in its normal position (next to the front table). lift up on the swivel pin knob and return the blade to the 90 ° position° operating controls RIP SCAL_ ON-OFF WITH SWIVEL ARM LATCH ARM LATCH CARRIAGE LOCK KNOB LATCH LEV COR D PiN KNO_ SWITCH KEY AND SCALE INDICATOR INDtCATOR . loosen screws and shift the indicator until it is aligned with the "0" marl<. If the fence is moved to normal position (at the rear of front table) the lower portion of the "Out-Rip" scale is used. You should become familiar with these diagrams and the operating instructions that follow. NOTE: With the saw blade and fence in the position shown. t NOTE: With the saw blade and fence in the position shown. the upper portion of the "In-Rip" scale would be used The "Out-Rip" scale indicator on the left hand side of _NDICA_OR CARRIAG_ LOC_ ÷_NOB !. The rip-scale indicator (on the right hand side of radial arm) should now read "0" inches on lower portion of the "In-Rip" scale_ If not. F_NC_ R_AR TA_L_ TABLE 5}_ACE_ BOARD ! " g Loosen latch the yoke clamp handle. Loci{ the yoke by tightening the yoke FRONT TAgL£ J _A_L_ S_ACE_ BOARD _AR __.LATCH PIN HANDLE GUARD CLAMP ANT! KICKBACK BEVEL LOCK KNOB INDEX SCALE SPREADER ASSEMBLY B_VEL KNOW LOCATIONS ELEVATION CRANK AND FUNCTIONS OF CONTROLS A series of six diagrams is located on the top surface of the radial arm. These designate the controls that must be used in basic set-ups and operating procedures. loosen the yoke clamp handle. This will locate the saw blade between the motor and the motor and the fence. the upper portion of the "Out-Rip" scale is used. except the fence should be at extreme rear and the blade positioned as shown With 12 inches measured between the fence (when in full rear position) and the face of saw blade. clamp handle. the rip-scale indicator should be positioned to read 12 inches on the upper portion of the "Out-Rip" scale. the tower portion of the "In-Rip: scale is used If the fence is re-located at the extreme rear position. lift up on swivel latch pin knob and rotate the yoke as shown to index the yoke 90 ° from the cross cut position. then tighten the screws.

experienced operators of precision equipment. and is released from these index positions by unlocking the arm-latch knob pulling out the arm-latch lever. then release it At any other position it does not engage.. then return it slowly and carefully to latch and loci< it... and move the radial arm off the index position. c. 2. Blade Angle a° The two controls indexing of the saw-blade (bevel) bevel-index knob_ used in angular positioning and motor. blade . it is advisable to move it slightly past the desired index position. \ d.. lock knob must be rotated until the carriage is free to travel For the most positive and accurate settings index positions. When performing the carriage counterclockwise a square or miter-angle crosscut. The yoke clamp handle locks the yoke to the carriage in any position. such as this Craftsman Radial Saw. A swivel latch pin automatically indexes the yoke at each 90 ° position. Rotate the knob clockwise to lock. 45 ° and g0 ° up and down. normally acquire the habit of indexing the machine in one direction only. and counterclockwise to release it. The beve! index knob automatically indexes the motor at 0 °. pull out the arm-latch lever.14 Depth a. The arm is unlocked from counterclockwise rotation any position of the arm by a slight latch knob b. For example: when moving the radial arm to a new position. These are: the arm4atch handle and arm-latch knob° b. Two controls are used in this operation° They are: the swivel latch-pin knob and the yoke clamp handle. and is locked in any desired miter position by rotating the arm-latch knob clockwise until tight. and 4.. along the arm° This knob should be tightened except when the operator is ready to grasp the bevel index handle and make a cut 5... whenever'a new setting is made in preparation for a different operation. One complete turn of the handle will raise or lower the saw blade 1/8-inch... The bevelqndex scale indicates the angular position of the motor with respect to horizontal. securing and indexing the angle of the radial arm. the following is recommended: (1) at the If the radial arm is already indexed. This is very important as it ensures proper seating of the arm lock pin in the arm latch... rotate the arm-latch knob 1/4-turn counterclockwise from the locked position.. Putl out on the knob while positioning the blade. Release the arm4atch lever. The radial arm has positive stops at 0 ° and 45 ° left and right.. Yoke & Pivot counterclockwise rotation lowers it.. thus always setting the arm at the correct position° b.. Angle of Cut ao Two controls are involved in releasing. 6. (3) Precision Indexing . The bevel lock knob locks the motor to the yoke when the motor is in any position. Pull the handle forward to release the yoke.. to provide the desired angle. 3. from 0 ° to 90 ° in either vertical position. Lift the spring-loaded swivel latch-pin knob to release this pin. counterclockwise to unlock c. push the handle rearward to secure the yoke. The carriage loci< knob is rotated clockwise to secure the carriage on the radial arm. ARM LATCH KNOB Power Switch and Key a Insert key into switch lock. This indexing technique tends to neutralize any stresses imposed upon saw components and contributes to the high degree of accuracy the saw is capable of producing when operated expertly \ 15 / . of Cut which is The diagram shows the elevation crank used to raise and lower the saw btade_ Clockwise rotation raises the (4) Lock the radial arm by rotating knob clockwise until tight_ the arm-latch b. Carriage Lock a. c° 1/4-turn. Swivel indexing and bevel indexing can be accomplished in a similar manner. are: bevel lock knob and (2) Move the radial arm into the desired index position (do not bump or jar it) and push on the arm-latch lever solidly with the palm of your hand.

wfth thumb .operating b insert finger under out. NEVER POSITION THE ANTI-KICKBACK PAWLS BY GRASPING THE PAWLS OR SPREADER. position the anti-kickback and spreader assembly until the paw} assumes approximately the position shown turn switch off.K ICKBACK PAWL OFKICKBACK_ \_ I'Jff [ \ J Dr. Push lever in . A wing nut in the guard secures the assembly. FOR RIPPING AND SPREADER WARNING: NEVER POSITION THE GUARD OR ANTI-KICKBACK ASSEMBLY WITH THE POWER ON. check the effectiveness of the anti-kickback pawls by sliding the workpiece under the pawls in the direction of feed and then attempting to slide it in the reverse direction .the direction of kickback° If the pawls do not catch.. WARNING: FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY ALWAYS LOCK THE SWITCH "OFF" WHEN SAW IS NOT IN USE° REMOVE KEY AND KEEP tT IN A SAFE PLACE .. LOCK IT AND REMOVE THE KEY THIS WILL PREVENT THE SAW FROM STARTING UP AGAIN WHEN THE POWER COMES BACK ON. lever and pull end POSITIONING ANTI-KICKBACK ASSEMBLY. ao The blade guard is positioned by Io9sening the guard clamp screw and rotating the guard so that it just clears the workpiece as shown..ALSO IN THE EVENT OFAPOWER FAILURE (ALL YOUR LIGHTS GO OUT) TURN SWITCH OFF. WARNING: THIS LOCKING FEATURE IS PROVIDED TO PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED USE OF YOUR SAW° ALWAYS REMOVE THE KEY AND KEEP IT IN A SAFE PLACE° TO REMOVE KEY. READER ANT I. readjust_ c. 16 .. OFFEED _" POSIT ION the cut that a Kick-back /_':_- . HOLD THUMB ON END OF LEVER TO KEEP SWITCH IN "OFF" POSITION AND PULL KEY STRAIGHT OUT° (Make sure by trial before starting the Anti-Kid{bark Pawls will stop once it has started) b_ The anti-kickback and spreader assembly is used during ripping operations and is adjustable to accommodate the thickness of the board being ripped. ANT I-KICKBACK d. Tighten the wing screw Before making the cut.ECTtO. to turn switch confroas end of switch on. Loosen the wing screw and with the tab provided. PIECE MINIMUM GUARD CLEARANCE c.

THE BLADE TENDS TO FEED ITSELF THROUGH THE WORK DUE TO THE ROTATION OF THE BLADE AND THE DIRECTION OF THE FEED. THEREFORE.. THE I7 (SEE ITEM "t0" AT LEFT) OPERATOR SHOULD DEVELOP THE HOLDING HIS RIGHT ARM STRAIGHT SHOULDER TO THE WRIST.basic saw operations Basic sew operations are summarized into six categories. Never crosscut free-hand.. or fence. NEVER USE A LENGTH STOP OR A FIXED GUIDE ON THE FREE END OR EDGE OF A WORKPIECE. Blade should be sharp and correctly well away from must be in locked must be tight the table or plywood cover not set. This manual contains considerable data and project ideas applicable to the radial saw.. 1 . it is recommended that a higher fence be cut (at least workpiece tMckness} and inserted for that operation being performed.CROSSCUT Crosscutting is the process of sawing the workplace by pulting the saw blade through it and using the fence as a support for the edge of the workpiece. 6. MAKE SURE THE ARM LATCH. Arm latch handle (knob) I THROUGH 4) installed and saw blade guard must be tight so the Adjust the anti-kickback assembly clear the workplace. position PROPER 5. observe additional Controls" IMPROPER t1_ For instructions under "Blade Angle" "Operating OPERATION No. BEVEL LOCK AND YOKE CLAMP ARE ALL SECURED. . With the carriage fully retracted. 6 inch) using a wood block on each side of the arm.. (SEE ITEM "10" AT LEFT} Pull the saw forward just far enough to sever the lumber. THAT WHEN PULLING THE SAW TOWARD YOU DURING CROSSCUTTING. within the stated capacities of your saw. WHEN MORE EXPERIENCE IS GAINED BY USING THE SAW..) DO NOT CROSSCUT WORKPIECES THAT PLACE YOUR HANDS CLOSE TO THE PATH OF THE SAW BLADE. HABIT OF FROM THE REPETITIVE CROSSCUTTING Clamp a "C" clamp (min. explained and /frustrated in the following paragraphs. A manual entitled "The Radial Saw" is available at your nearest Sears Retail Store or Catalog Order House. FOR CROSSCUT against rip fence (guide} and (OPERATIONS 1 2. 8. DIRECTION WARNING: BEFORE CROSSCUTTING. for REQUIREMENTS Board (stationary'} position laying fiat on tabte top. 4. saw biade. (SEE INSTRUCTION 7 UNDER "SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS TO OPERATOR". 7. DIRECTION OF TRAVEL _ Hands must be kept Yoke clamp handle knob Bevel index Blade should cut into more than 1/32 inch. Arbor nut must be tight in horizontal position. Work must be held firmly against table and fence. This wilt limit the carriage travel beyond the position necessary to complete the crosscut operation. NOTE: Refer to paragraphs under "OPERATION" illustrations and descriptions of controls. pawls _ust 4. the blade should not contact the workpiece when pfaced against the fence. 3. IT WILL BE NOTICED. Always place the fence in the most forward position (farthest from the column support) compatible with the workpiece being processed and the operation being performed. 9 I0. It is dangerous if the blade has been pulled too far out beyond the piece being cut When it is returned it can pick up the right hand piece and throw it over the fence operations No_ 3 and paragraph No. For workpieces thicker than the fence is high.

OPERATION No. the carriage should be returned to full rear position and the saw blade allowed to come to a complete stop before removing the boards from saw table° OPERATION No. The radial arm and bevel are set to produce the desired cut.. but the bevel is set to the desired angle of cut. The radial arm and yoke are indexed at 0 ° and locked. since two boards cut to 45 ° can be assembled to form a 90 ° corner for producing a square or rectangular frame. The carriage should be returned to full rearward position and the saw blade allowed to come to a complete stop before removing the boards from saw table. 4 . Again.. The radial arm is set to the desired angle of cut. 3 - BEVEL CROSSCUT Bevel crosscutting is the process of sawing at 90 ° (square) across the board with the saw blade set at an angle other than 90 ° to the saw table. 18 . The board is held firmly against the fence and the carriage pulled forward along the radial arm to produce the cut. 2 .MITER CROSSCUT Miter crosscutting is the process of sawing a board at any angle other than a 90 ° (square) cut° The 45 o miter angle is a popular one. the carriage should be returned to full rearward position and the saw blade allowed to come to a complete stop before removing boards from saw table.COMPOUND CROSSCUT Compound crosscutting is the combination of miter and bevel crosscuts. yoke and bevel settings indexed at 0 ° (and locked) as in square crosscutting. The board being cut is held firmly against the fence (guide) and the carriage pulled forward along the radial arm to perform the desired cut_ As in "Operation No. the yoke is indexed at 0 ° and iocked_ The board is held firmly against the fence and the carriage pulled forward along the radial arm to produce the cut. !"'.basic opera ions OPERATION No.

to minimize OPERATION No.PUSH ST ICt_ REQUIREMENTS WHEN RIPPING (OPERATIONS 5 AND 6) 1. The pusher board should be fed into the blade behind the stock being ripped not more than 8 inches so as not to strike anti-kickback pawls fingers and then pulled back with use of the grip° 8... mechanism must be properly in paragraph. Nail or glue a 3/4 x 3/4 x 4 inch block to one edge of push board to be used as a grip.. NEVER RIP WORKPIECES SHORTER THAN THE SAW BLADE DIAMETE R. 3. BEFORE RIPPING. Blade should be sharp and correctly set_ When ripping narrow stock.." 4. g.. use a push stick. SPREADER AND ANTI-KICKBACK PAWLS ARE SET UP PROPERLY. WARNING: NEVER RIP FREE-HAND. Guard and anti-kickback set.. the btade Pusher board should not be less than 3 inches wide and 16 inches long. than I/2 inches between (guide). MAKE SURE THE GUARD. tess than 3 inches but more the guard and the fence 7. 5 . against table and fence while arm must be locked (I- INCH SQUARES) PUSH STICK Work must be held firmly feeding through. When ripping stock I/2 inch or less between and fence (guide) use a pusher board. Carriage Radial lock knob must be tight. 19 . MAKE SURE THE SAW BLADE IS PARALLEL WITH THE FENCE.. in 0 ° position. to fence. "Adjusting and Spreader Assembly for PUSH STICK 5_ 6.OUT-RIPPING AND IN-RIPPING Ripping is the process of sawing the workpiece by feeding it into the saw blade when using the fence as a guide and as a positioning device to obtain the desired width of cut. and Anti-Kickback R ipplng. 2. ALSO. PUSHER BOARD Hands must be kept well away from saw bladed Saw blade must be parallel possibility of kickbacks.. Observe instructions Guard.

from the crosscut position When standing in front of the saw. the chippers are placed to fall in blade gullets. Provide a straight edge.. turn the hollow side down. Also. but the yoke is turned 90_degrees in a clockwise direction (viewed from above) from the crosscut position. Do not install a wider dado head on the arbor. Out-Ripping The radial arm and bevel are indexed at 0 ° and locked. \ 4. DO arbor outer NOT install the outside loose collar. All requirements and observations applicable to normal ripping operations also apply to bevel ripping. ALWAYS the inside "loose collar" first_ Be sure the teeth of For use of Molding Head Cutter or Drum Sander the rear table requires an opening for clearance Cut this opening as shown. NEVER CUT A 13/16" WIDE DADO. blade would be rotating clockwise After positioning the guard and anti-kickback mechanism the workpiece is fed from the left-hand side of the saw The "Out-Rip" scale is on the left hand side of radial arm. nut directly against the For best results and to avoid excessive load on the motor. push so it is clear of the blade.. even if this means temporary nailing of an auxiliary straight-edged board to the work. except the saw blade is tilted out of perpendicular to the saw table surface° The radial arm is indexed at 0 ° and locked.. When ripping short or narrow stick applied to the section of the Made and fence . always use a push the workpiece between the work past the blade procedure will minimize 3. but the yoke is turned 90-degrees in a counterclockwise direction (viewed from above). The radial arm and bevel are indexed at 0 ° and locked. Always use the saw guard and make sure the spreader is correctly aligned with the saw kerr. in Instructions in a booklet MOLDING/SANDING for operating the Molding furnished with the Molding Head are contained Head The saw arbor is designed for dado heads up to !3/16 inches wide. When instal! installing the dado head on the arbor.. Take several passes if required dado cut exceeds 13/16 inch.. and chippers are approximately equally spaced around the arbor. nut is tight Install the arbor blade of dado head. After positioning the guard and anti-kickback mechanism the workpiece is fed from the right-hand side of the saw° The "In-Rip" scale is on the right-hand side of radial arm.. when standing in front of the saw. it must have a reasonably straight edge in order to make sliding contact with the fence. the beve_ is set to the desired bevel angle and the yoke is positioned for in-ripping (saw blade at rear) or out-ripping {saw blade at front}.... 5° In-Ripping. If the workpiece is warped. Thus. 6 - BEVEL RIPPING Bevel ripping is either in-ripping or out-ripping as described above. Wood cut with the grain tends to spring the kerf closed and bind the blade and a kickback could occur° Stand a Httle to one side of center to avoid being sprayed with sawdust and to be clear of work in case of kickback. DADOING Instructions for operating the Dado Head are contained booklet furnished with the Dado Head. Make sure the REARTABLE-_[ "-tF_1. OPERATION No. DEEPER THAN 3/4" IN ONE PASS 2O . the blade would be rotating counterclockwise. so that it will not wobble... as required.b3" 1 2-1/2" j .. This the possibility of kickbacks work.basic 2o saw operations Since the work is pushed along the fence. the work must make solid contact with the table.

.. Changing Motor Connections a......... HAVE lT REPLACED IMMEDIATELY.... cover from motor to expose two THE b. branch circuit and use a 15-Ampr time-delay fuse or circuit breaker............. Whenever changing connections from 120V to 240V or vice-versa....... If the outlet is of the ALTER a mating 3-conductor grounded type a... non-reversible type having the following specifications: Voltage ... The wires inside of the motor must be connected as shown: (1) The orange-colored wire on number 6 terminal........ HAVE QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN. make certain that all necessary steps (including proper fusing of the branch circuit) are completed. connect 21 .... 3-PRONG PLUG IN BE ELECTRICAL MADE BY A (2) Either circuit (3) Low which bo an serving the saw motor. for 120V A...... to use for this power NOT REMOVE PRONG IN and always tool OR ANY prong type DO GROUNDING Remove terminal you are planning namepiate board.... An adapter as shown below plugs to 2-prong receptacles......... ground such electrician grounded The A-C motor used in this saw is a capacitor-start.... connect to a 15-amp. Under normal home workshop usage... voitage supplied by the power source..... Phase ... IF AN ELECTRICAL SHOCK OCCURS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL OF A SECONDARY HAZARD SUCH AS YOUR HANDS CONTACTING THE SAWBLADE_ IF POWER CORD IS WORN OR CUT........ MANNER.... ELECTR ICAL CONNECTIONS WARNING: CHANGES CONNECTIONS SHOULD QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN. 120/240 1I/5... if any of the following conditions exists........... your saw will operate efficiently on 120V. approved by Underwriters' Laboratories and the Canadian Standards Association° The ground conductor has a green jacket and is attached to the toot housing at one end and to the ground prong in the attachment plug at the other end........ undersized or an overloaded branch WARNING: DO NOT PERMIT FINGERS TO TOUCH THE TERMINALS OF PLUGS WHEN INSTALLING OR REMOVING THE PLUG TO OR FROM THE OUTLET....... . the power company cannot correct.......... Adapter is not allowed in Canada by the Canadian EIectricaF Code. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE THAT PROPERLY GROUNDED.electrical Motor Specifications connections POWER SUPPLY tt is recommended that you have a qualified replace the TWO prong outlet with e properly THREE prong outlet........ YOUR OUTLET iS IT CHECKED BY A 3-PRONG PLUG II CONNECTED KNOWN 2-PRONG RECEPTACLE NOTE: The adapter illustrated is for use only if you a{ready have a properly grounded 2-prong receptacle. if the motor is used for 240V operation.. PARTICULARLY WHEN USED tN DAMP LOCATIONS tN PROXIMITY TO PLUMBING.. extending from the adapter permanent outlet box. 15-Amp.. Necessary reconnections for 240V operation are also described foflowing.. and if proper (full) voltage is supplied to the motor..... 1....5 60 Single 3450 Clockwise is available for connecting The green grounding lug must be connected to a a properly grounded as to GROUNDING LUG ADAPTER MAKE SURE THIS TO GROUND IS A CAUTION: Your saw is wired for 120V operation_ Connect to a t20V..... Amperes .Co 2_ Connections This power toot is equipped with a 3-conductor cord and grounding type plug which has a grounding prong... However.. branch circuit and use a tS-Ampo tlme-delay fuse or circuit breaker_ This machine must be grounded while in use to protect the operator from electric shock.... This pSug requires outlet as shown. it will be advisable for you to reconnect the motor for 240V operation to obtain the efficiency and performance for which your saw is designed: (1) Heavy-duty operations.... PROPERLY GROUNDED OUTLET /" n D ] G_I OUNOING PRONG Motor wiring connections for 120V (as made at tile factory) are described below... WARNING: IF NOT PROPERLY GROUNDED THIS POWER TOOL CAN INCUR THE POTENTIAL HAZARD OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK... as connected at the factory.. If your unit is for use on less than 150 votts it has a plug that looks like below.. RPM Rotation as viewed from saw blade end ...... Hertz (cycles) ....... OR DAMAGED IN ANY WAY............ Use an adapter as shown the grounding lug to known ground....

audible 3_ O0k a.. Check wire sizes and lengths with the table following.. the load and the supply circuit. or if the motor circuit is fused (2) The brown-colored b_ wire on number 7 terminal. 6 NOTE: For circuits of greater length. 4_ the saw by pulling may be started and operated out the saw switch to the "ON" Frequent if motor opening of fuses or circuit breakers may result is overloaded. the wire size must be increased proportionately in order to deliver ample voltage to the saw motor. and protected by a 15-amp.capacity.) as the red button will snap into As soon running position. respectively. The wires connected inside the as follows: motor terminal box must be (1) The orange-colored wire on number 8 terminal In some cases this may take 20-30 minutes. the can be closed manually by pushing ff the red the motor for a while (An in the red button on the top of the motor... Your saw motor is equipped with a manual-reset. 22 .W GJ extension cord Use only 3 wire extension cords which have 3 prong grounding type plugs and 3-pole receptacles which accept the tools plug. 3-blade receptacle. time-delay fuse or circuit breaker° MOTOR SAFETY PROTECTION WIRE SIZES The use of any extension cord wilt cause some loss of power. or "vacuumed". with your If the protector opens the line and stops the saw motor.and connecting the power-cord wire to the plug ground prong. Overloading can occur if you feed too rapidly or if your saw is misaHgned so that the blade heels. Length of the Conductor Up to 100 feet t00 feet to 200 feet 200 feet to 400 feet No. and allow the motor to cool 3o Connections for 240V A. Wire Size Required (American Wire Gauge Number) 240 Volt Lines 120 Volt Lines NOTE. 5. t4 NOr 12 No.. button will not snap into place immediatety. frequently to prevent sawdust interference with normal motor ventilation. connecting the power-cord black leads. tllO ADAPTER _S FOR AVAILABLE THIS TYP_ PLUG c. Make certain the receptacle is connected to a 240V A-C power supply through a 240V branch circuit having at least a 15_amp.eUectrica8 connections (2) The c Use the saW. brown-colored 120V power-cord wire on number plug furnished 5 terminal. overloading. click will indicate protector is cIosed. however. This motor should be blown out. Plug your saw into a 240V. To keep this to a minimum and to prevent over. immediately press the saw switch to the "OFF" position. differently from recommendations. 240V PLUG & RECEPTACLE 6. Although the motor is designed for operation on the voltage and frequency specified on motor nameplate. whenever the motor fails to perform satisfactorily. d.. Do not use a fuse of greater capacity without consulting a qualified electrician.. normally. 8 No. is still too hot and must be allowed to cool longer. use the table below to determine the minimum wire size (A. reduced input voltage (such as small size wires in the supply circuit) or to an overly-long supply circuit. normal loads will be handled safely on voltages not more than 10% above or below the nameplate voltage Heavy loads. 12 No_ 8 No. position. to the two blades . require that voltage at motor terminals equals the voltage specified on nameplate Most motor troubles may be traced to loose or incorrect connections. Always check the connections.heating and motor burn-out.. plug with a (3-blade) white and "hot" plug grounding Replace the 120V power-cord 240V plug.C_ After cooling to overload protector a safe operating temperature. thermaboverloed protector designed to open the power-line circuit when the motor temperature exceeds a safe value.

support not properly under Refer to Section b. RADIAL SAW DOES NOT MAKE 45 ° MITER CROSSCUTS."Squaring Blade to Fence". CUTS Table AT ANGLE channels One - NOT 90 ° TO TABLE leveled TOP. Every metal to metal part on your Craftsman saw can be taken up. Crosscut Refer Section in Alignment between column ACCURATE tube and 0 ° or column Procedure Section _ 5QUAKE arm indexing precision at 0 ° crosscut_ in operating controls FINISH CUT FENCEEDGE LOOKS LIKE THIS 0 ° CROSSCUT FENCE EDGE indexing travel to Step Squaring not properly adjusted° Procedure 45 ° MITER l OR LIKE THIS -- Three in Alignment Crosscut Travel° 3. Carriage Refer same as paragraph 3a and b d. NOTE: "'TOE'L a. rigid. ROUGH r. SQUARE Corrective above. as the cut is being made. FINISH CUT END Procedure Section of column tube in FINISH CUT _ND 2. Bearings Loose in Alignment Procedure Section to Step four 5. Align as described Step Two. FROM POWER The usual paragraphs operating "troubles" are listed in the following with the necessary corrections listed.. Procedure NOT Section. LOOSENESS OF COLUMN TUBE IN COLUMN SUPPORT ELEVATION CRANK OPERATES ROUGHLY OR CHATTERS WHEN ROTATED° Refer to Step two in Alignment Check for looseness (movement) column support. a. Step Alignment Procedure ¢.. In this way. Even' though the finest materials and precision workmanship have been incorporated into your Craftsman saw... ER_ _ ' L " _. the machine can always be kept accurate and just as important.. it is reasonable to expect some wear after long periods of use.HOULD ANGLE BE 90 _ not square to work table top._ WIDE CUT _J-(KERF) . Looseness support.troubae=shoofing WARNING: REMOVE POWER CORD SOURCE BEFORE TROUBLE SHOOTING. Refer to step 5 under Alignment . \ to Step four ANGLE in Alignment CUTS (BEVEL) action is the ACCURATE.___ ATT_MF_EO BLAD_ TRAVEL gLADE _AVSL _ _ ' 23 .= -_ O_[CI[ON OF -- _-_-._ _ Heeling will tend to slide the workpiece toward the right along the guide fence. Blade Refer 4o BLADE a. A blade with "toe" will tend to slide the board to the left along the fence. Procedure Section "/ DIRECTION OF . Improper Refer to section c. SAW KERF (CUT EDGE) OF STOCK ROUGH TOOTH MARKS LEFT ON EDGE OF SAW KERF. Sooner or later. SAW a. and make a square cut almost impossible. FENCE This condition Crosscutting is commonly Cutting called "HEEL" or _DGES _L or Miter . the metal to metal parts must wear and will need take-up.

For Ripping'o and CORRECT 8. Loosen nuts just enough to permit the eccentric screws to turn.trouble--shooting 6. Crosscut not properly squared_ Check and align as described in Alignment Procedure Section. Avoid attempted use of severly warped material bo Radial arm not securely locked in 0° position. To test for looseness between bearings and tracks on radial arm. perform the following steps. Rotate the eccentric screws a partial turn or right) as required to take up looseness.. Anti-Kickback Spreader Assembly. Step Five. c. Step Two and Three. Push the carriage to its full most rearward position. b. SMOKES AND MOTOR DOWN OR STOPS WHEN RIPPING° a° Dull blade or warped board° FENCE SLOWS TOP VIEW WITH ARM 90 ° TO THE FENCE Sharpen or replace the saw blade. If you can stop the bearing from turning it will require adjusting° Check rear bearing in the same manner and adjust as follows: t_ 2. c. d. Anti-kickback adjusted_ spreader Refer to "Adjusting Guard. Check and align as described Procedure Section. a. CARRIAGE BEARINGS LOOSE.. d. Squaring crosscut automatically corrects this condition for ripping. Hold position tighten the heads of eccentric screws in (left the ECCENTRIC SCREW 3_ established in the preceding step and nuts on underside of carriage.. the Loosen the arm lock knob and refer to paragraph "Precision Indexing".. WOOD BINDS. 7. a. Saw blade heels. BOARD RIPPING. Finger hold front carriage bearing as shown and apply as much force as possible and at the same time pull carriage forward. PULLS AWAY FROM in Alignment FENCE 1 HEEL INCORRECT TOE INCORRECT FENCE WHEN i WITH FENCE __PARELLEL ' Saw blade has toe° Corrective instructions action explained and is the same as preceding in paragraphs D and E assembly not properly b.. Remove left-hand carriage cover. Correct you cannot keep the adjustment exists when bearings from turning° 24 ..

When sufficient wear has occured to permit the handle to move considerably to the rear.. Continue to hold the assembly paralle! to the tracks until the forward bearings are on the tracks h.. g Hold the motor and carriage assembly parallel to radial arm and start the rear bearings onto the tracks. The normal locking position of the yoke clamp handle is approximately midway between the two sides of the yoke. readjust blade for "hee!" or "toe" as described in Alignment Procedure Section. or strike the yoke before locking. 10. Set yoke clamp handle to Normal Locking Position which is just slightly ahead of the mid-position. Using a screwdriver. move it carefully off the end of radial arm. the handle must be adjusted as follows: a. YOKE CLAMP HANDLE ADJUSTMENT. rotate the yoke clamp assembly clockwise until the next hole will fine up with the lock screw. b_ Remove carriage stop screw and lockwasher with a 3/16 inch hex-L wrench_ Grasp the carriage assembly. on saw work LOCK SCREW II i_ ! "_ / YOKE CLAMP e. However. tf swivel latch pin housing screws (located under left hand carriage cover) are loose. the radial arm until al! carriage bearings are free of their tracks. d.. Check for proper yoke indexing noting that the swivel latch pin fits into its detents properly. YOKE DOES NOT INDEX PROPERLY.. Usually rotating the yoke clamp assembly one hole will correct this adjustment. Rest the motor table and remove and carriage assembly the lock screw.9. holding it parallel to c. Step Five. in some extreme cases it may be necessary to rotate it two holes or more_ _d HANDLE f_ Install and tighten the lock screw. Slide the carriage rearward on the radial arm and install the carriage stop screw and Iockwasheh 25 .

Replace motor load. while a reduction of 20% in voltage causes a reduction of 36% in maximum power output. 2 Check power line for proper voltage 1 cord or plug 2. cooling (Air restricted due to 3 Request a voltage check from the power company "I. demand for electrical power exceeds the capacity of existing generating and distribution sy stem s. 24 Inspect shorted line 3 Install fuses in power Motor fails to develop full power. TROUBLE Motor will not run.trouble shooting MOTOR TROUBLE . cord and plug for damaged insulation and shorted wires all terminals in motor for loose or terminals or worn insulation on wires° correct fuses. breakers with Frequent opening of fuses or circuit breakers.will starting switch. Undersize too long.. 1. in t Low Voltage . For example: a reduction of 10% in voltage causes a reduction of 19% in maximum power output of which the motor is capable. Slow down rate of feed. Fuses or circuit breakers do not have sufficient capacity. Short circuit in line. not condition blown fuses or t. Voltage too low to permit motor to reach operating speed. normal air through motor sawdust. (In many sections of the country. etc_) 3o Saw blade has "heel"_ 3 Refer to Alignment manual Step Five. 3 Incorrect or Inspect line. Clean out circulation sawdust to provide through motor. located on top of motor (indicated by audible click). Reduce 2. I. or reduce length of wiring. 1. Correct low voltage Procedure Section of Motor starts slowly or fails to come up to full speed. appliances motors... 2 Low voltage Motor will not run and fuses "BLOW"° t.SHOOTING CHART NOTE: Motors used on wood-working tools are particularly and wood chips frequently to susceptible to the accumulation and should be blown out or prevent interference with normal of sawdust "vacuumed" motor ventilation. (Power output of motor decreases rapidly with decrease in voltage at motor terminals.. 3o General overloading of power company's facilities. Correct the low line voltage condition 2. 1°Motor 2 overloaded. Motor circuit stalls (resulting tripped breakers).) Motor overheats. wires and other or circuit 2 Increase wire sizes. Power line overloaded with t. Fuses or circuit breakers do not have sufficient capacity. Replace fuses or circuit proper capacity units. PROBABLE l r Protector broken_ open. 2. trip 1.. fuses or circuit 26 .. improper circulation feed rate when or ripping. Reduce the line load lights. 2. breakers. 2. CAUSE circuit SUGGESTED REMEDY Reset protector by pushing on red button. Excessive crosscutting 2. Short circuit in motor loose connections.) t.

An oil hole is provided in the elevation shaft bearing bracket to facilitate the lubrlcation of the bearing support° The thread on the elevation shaft assembly can be lubricated through the oil hole in the center of the radial arm cap. your radial saw needs more of a cleaning than a lubrication_ Make sure the teeth of the ANTI KICKBACK pawls always sharp. IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO FIRST MENTION THE VARIOUS POINTS WHICH SHOULD NOT BE LUBRICATED. 10W-30 automotive engine oil and refer to Parts List for locations. If they become dull. it requires no lubrication. NO LUBRICATION REQUIRED bearings as no added OIL HOLE Do not lubricate carriage ball bearings or motor these are sealed ball bearings and require lubrication.. In time. it will be necessary to lubricate and realign.. Apply a few drops of oll along the swivel latch pin only if the pin has a tendency to stick. however. in order to keep your saw in perfect working order and accurate. A light film of oil should be wiped on the face of the column tube and keyway to lubricate the fit between the column tube. the key and column support. TURN SWITCH "OFF" AND REMOVE PLUG FROM POWER SOURCE OUTLET BEFORE MAINTAINING OR LUBRICATING YOUR SAW_ When you receive your new Craftsman radial saw. CAUTION: Excessive oil at any airborne dust particles and sawdust° location will attract 27 . Remove the left-hand carriage cover and use oil sparingly to prevent it from getting on the ball bearings or races. in fact.maintenance MAINTENANCE and lubrication WARNING: FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY. PERIODICALLY LUBRICATE THESE POINTS Use SAE No.. repface immediately are LUBRICATION Your saw is precision built and should be kept clean and properly lubricated° Before describing the various points which may periodically require lubrication. Do not lubricate between radial arm cap and radial arm. The radial saw has been partially aligned and all bearings are lubricated and sealed for life... Apply a few drops of oil to the bearing surfaces of the elevation crank shaft assembly..

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HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS WHEN ORDERING REPAIR FOLLOWING INFORMATION: PART NUMBER MODEL NUMBER t 13. Form No.. Roebuck and Co.23100 The model number of your !0-inch radial saw will be found on a plate attached to your saw. ALWAYS GIVE THE PART DESCRIPTION NAME OF ITEM IO-INCH RADIAL SAW All parts listed may be ordered from any Sears Service Center • and most Sears stores° If the parts you need are not stocked locally. Chicago..A. at the left-hand side of the base.. ROEBUCK AND CO.._ _ _ uu .SP3923°11 Printed in should a need ever exist for repair parts or service. aL.SA. your order will be electronically transmitted to a Sears Repair Parts Distribution Center for handling. stores. MODEL NO.. Sold Part Nor 63548 by SEARS. simply contact any Sears Service Center and most Sears.23100 PARTS.S. 60684 U. 6/i7 .i Sears owners manual 10-HNCH RADIAL SAW SERVICE Now that you have purchased your lO-inch radial saw. Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit. 113..