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Operator's IVlanuan

5.0 Amp Variable Speed Orbital Sabre Saw

Model No.


CAUTION Read. understand and follow all Safety Rules and Operaling Instructions in this Manual before using this product

Sears Brands Management Corporation Visit our Craftsman webslte: wwwocraflsmanocom








Warranty ..


Safety Symbols

Page Safety Instructions

Pages Glossary of Terms ..

Pages 9-10

Unpacking Pages 10-11 Description

Pages 11-12 Assembly

Pages 13-14 Operation

Pages 14-20 Maintenance

Pages 20-21 Accessories .

Page Exploded View and Part List. Page 22-23 Seats Repair Parts Phone Numbers Back Cover


This warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase if this product is ever used for commercial or rental purposes.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Sears. Roebuck and Co.

Hoffman Estates.

IL 60179

WARNING Some dust created by using power tools contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm


The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention lo possible dangers.

The salely symbols. and the explanations with them. deserve your careful attention and understanding.

Tile symbol warnings DO NOT by themselves eliminate any danger.The instructions and warnings they give are no substitutes for proper accident prevention measures

I Z WARNING: BE SURE to reed and understand ell safety instructions in this



CAUTION May be used in conjunction with other symbols or plctogrsphso


DANGER: Failure to obey this safety warn|ng WILL result in death or serious Injury to yourself or to others.

Atweys follow t the safety precautions to reduce the risk of tire. electric shock end personal Injury.

Failure to obey this safety warning CAN result In death or serious Injury to yourself or to others. Always follow the safety l precautions to reduce the risk of fire. electric shock and

Failure to obey this safety warn?ng MAY result in persona! Injury to yourself or others or property damage.

Always follow l the safely precautions to reduce the risk of ffrs. electric shock and personal injury.

DAMAGE PREVENTION AND INFORMATION MESSAGES These [ofotm user of fmportent Information end/or instructions that could lead to equipment or other properly damage i! not followed Each me. ;sage Is preceded by tits word "NOTE:" ae }n the example below:

NOTE: Equipment andlor property damage may resull Lrthese tnatructlona are not followed.




Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered workbenches and dark areas invile acctdenls.

2. DO NOT operate power Iools In explosive almospheres. such as in Ihe presence of flammable liquids. gases. or dual Power lools create sparks which may ignite the dusl or fumes.

3. Keep bystanders. children end visitors away while operating a power tool.

Distractions can cause you to lose control.

4 Make your workshop chlldproof with padlocks and master switches Lock tools away when nol in use.

5 MAKE SURE the work area has ample lighting so you can see the work ad lhal there are no obstructions that will interfere wilh sale operation BEFORE using your saw


1 KNOW your power tool Read the operator's manual carefully.

Learn the saw's applications and limitations. as well as the specific potential hazards reated to this Ioo[

2. STAY ALERT. wafcil what you are doing end use common sense when operaling a power tool

3 DO NOT use tool while tired or under lhe Influence of drugs. a!cohol or medication A moment o! Inattention while operating power tools may resull in serious personal injury..

4 DRESS properly.

DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry.

Puil back long hair. Keep your hair. clolhing. and gloves away from moving parts. Air venls oilsn cover moving arts and should also be avoided. Loose c!otbing. jewelry or long hair can be caught moving paris.

5 AVOID accidenlal alerting. Be sure swtlch is in "OFF" postlton before plugging in. DO NOT carry fools with your linger on the switch. Carrying tools with your finger on lhe switch or plugging in tools that have the switch in the "ON" position inviles accidents.

6 REMOVE adjusting keys or wrenches bolero turning the lool "ON".

A wrench thai is left allaehed lo a rotating part of the lool may resull in personal injury.

7 Do riot overreach.

Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and balance enables better control o! Ihe loo! tn unexpecled situations.


Use clamps or a vise to hold work when practical I1is safer than using your hand and frees both hands to operate feel

DO NOT USE ON A LADDER or unstable support.

Sable footing on a solid surface enables belter conlrel o! the too! in une×pecled situations


WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all Instructions before operating this saw. Failure to follow all Instructions listed below may result in electric shock. Ilre and/or serious personal Injury.

ALWAYS use clamps or other practical ways to secure and support the workplace to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body is unstabts and may lead to loss of control

2 DO NOT force the tool.Use the correct tool and blade for your application.

The correct toot and blade witl do Ihe job better and safer al the rats for whicil it is designed

3. DO NOT use the tool it switch does not turn tl "On" or "Off".

Any tool thai cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired

4 DISCONNECT the plug from the power source before making any adjustments. changing accessories or storing the toot. Such preventive saiety measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.

5 NEVER leave the tool running.

ALWAYS turn It oil DO NOT {save the tool unlIl It comes to a complete stop

6 STORE idle tools out of the reach of children and other untrained persons.

Tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.

7 MAINTAIN tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained tools with sharp cutting edges are less Jikely to bind and are easier to control.

8 CHECK for mlsaltgnment or btndlrtg of moving parts. breakage of parts. and any other condition that may attect the tool's operation.

If damaged. have the tool seP. iced before using Many accidenls are caused by poorly malnlained tools.

9 USE ONLY accessories that are recommended for this tool. Accessories that may be suitable for one tool may become hazardous when used on another tool.

10 Keep handles dry. clean.and free from oil and grease


WARNING: Do not permft fingers to touch the termlnals of plug when installing or removing the plug inm 1he outlet.

1 Double insulated tools are equipped with a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other).

This plug wilt fit in a polarized outlet only one way. tthe plug does not fit luliy in lhe outlet. reverse the plug. if istill does not fil. conlact a qualified electrician 1o inslalf a polarized outlet Do not change the plug in any way..

2. DoubIe nsuaIIon]e[imlnates the need for the three-wire grounded power cord and grounded power suppty system. Applicable only to Class II (double-insulated} toots This sabre saw Is s double insulated tool

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WARNING: Doubte insulation DOES NOT take the place of normal safety precaul[ens when operating this IDol.

3. BEFORE plugging in the tool. BE SURE that the outlet voltage supplied is within Ihe voltage marked on the tool's data plate. DO NOT use "AC only" raled toos with a DC power supply.

4 AVOID body contact wllh grounded surlaces. such as pipes. radiators. ranges and relrigeralors There is an increased risk of electric shock it your body is grounded

5. DO NOT expose power tools to rain or wet conditions or use power tools In wet or damp locations.

Water entering a power tool wit]increase the risk of electric shock.

6 INSPECT tool cords for damage.

Have damaged tool cords repaired at a Sears Service Cen!er. BE SURE to stay constantly aware of the cord iocaion and keep it wel! away tram the moving blade

7 DO NOT abuse the cord. NEVER use the cord to carry the idol by or pull the plug lmm the ouUeL Keep cord away from heal. oil. sharp edges or moving parts. Replace damaged cords immediately. Damaged cords increase the risk of eectric shock.


Use a proper extension cord. ONLY use cords listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Other extension cords can cause a drop in line voltage. resu][ing in a loss of power and overheating of IDoL For this 1ool an AWG (American Wire Gauge) size of a! teas!

14-gauge is recommended for an exlensfon cord of 25°ft or Jess in length. Use 12-gauge for an extension cord el 5g-it. Extension cords 100-I1. or longer are not recommended° Remember. a smaller wire gauge size has greater capacity than a larger number (14-gauge wire has more capacity than f6-gauge wire; 12-gauge wire has mare capacity than 14-gauge) When in doubt use Ihe smalter number.

When operating a power Iool outdoors. use an outdoor extension cord marked "W-A" or "W". These cords are rated for ouldoar use and reduce the risk of electric shock

CAUTION: Keep the extension cord clear of the working area. Position the cord so thai It wlll not gel caught on lumber. tools or other obstructions while you] are working with e power tool.

WARNING Check extension cords before each use. If damaged replace immediately. Never use tool with a damaged cord since touching the damaged J area could cause electrical shock. resu!llng In serloua Injury.


The label on your tool may include the following symbols.

A ..

Amps Hz .

Hedz W ..

Walls mtn . i .


Alternaltng current _ __-=

Direct currant no NoJoad speed J .

Class il construction Double Insulated Jmln

Revolulions or Strokes par minute Z ..

Indicates danger. warning or caution It means attention!

Your salety is Involved


If any part of Ihls saw is mFsstng or should break. bend. or fall in any way; or should any elsclrlcal component fall to perform properly: SHUT OFF the power switch and remove tile saw plug from the power source and have the missing. damaged or fa+Fedparts replaced BEFORE resuming operation

2 Toot service must be performed only at a Sears Parts and Repair Center° Service or maintenance pedormed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk el injury

3+When servicing a too!. use only' identical replacement parts. Follow Inslructtons in the maintenance section of this manual.

Use of unauthorized parts or failure to fellow maintenanc instructions may craale a risk of electric shock or injury


Keep hands away from cutting area and blade+ Keep one hand on the handlellrigger switch and your other and on the front. top of the saw's handle/meier housing.

If both hands ere holding the saw. the blade cannot cul them

I Z CAUTION: Blades coast after saw is switched off.

KEEP your body positioned to eilher side of the saw blade and not In direct line with the saw blade.

2 DO NOT reach under the workplace.

The blade extends under the workplace when saw is cutting

3 DO NOT touch the blade or the workplace immediately after operation; they may be ex!remely hot and could burn your skins

4 DO NOT cut an oversized workplace

5. CHECK for the proper clearance under the workplace before cutting so thai lha blade will not strike the workbench or malerial under the workplace..



6 MAKE SURE the blade is not contacting the workplace before the switch is turned on

7 HOLD TOOL by insulated gripping surfaces (handles) when performing an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord.

Contact with a "live" wire will make the exposed metal paris ol the tool "live r and shock Ihe operator.

8 SECURE MATERIAL before cutting. Never hold a workplace in your hand or across your legs. Small or thin material may flex or vibrate with the blade. causing loss of control°

9 When ripping.

ALWAYS USE n rip fence or straight edge guide° This improves the accuracy of the cut and reduces the chance o! the blade binding.

10 NEVER cut more than one piece at a time. DO NOT STACK more than one workpieee on the worktable at a time.

AVOID awkward operatlons and hand positions where a sudden slip could cause your hand to move into the blade

12 NEVER reach into the culling path of the blade.

13 BLADE GUIDE ROLLERS must SUpport ihe blade when cutltng The toilers must rest against the back edge of biade THE ONLY cutting operallonwhen rollers DO NOT support the blade is the scroIfing mode. WHEN SCROLLING the blade must swivel as it is guided 1o follow scroff patterns. ALWAYS move the base back and blade guide up and back away from biade in scrolling mode

14 ALAWYS use blades that llave the correct size and shape Blades that do nol match Ihe mounting hardware of tlg saw will run erralically and will cause toss of control

15 ALAWYS BE SURE that oil adjusting screws and the blade holder are [aslened tightly BEFORE making a cut. Loose adjusting screws can cause the tooi lo slip and loss o! control may result

WARNING: Use of this tool can generate dust containing chemicals known to cause cancer. birth defects or other reproducltve harm Some examples of these chemicals are: " Lead from lead-based paints.

Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and ottler masonry products..

Arsenic and chromium. from chemicaify Ireated lumbar.

Your risk from these exposures varies. depending upon how often you do this type of work.To reduce your exposure to these chemfcals: Work in a well-venlilaled area.

• Work wflh approved safely equipmstt. such as those dust masks that are specially designed to liller out microscopic particles Avoid prolonged contact wlth dust from power sanding. sawing. grinding. drilling and other construction activities.Wear protective clothing and wash exposed areas wilh soap and water.

Allowing dust to get into your mouth. eyes. or lay on the skia may pmmole absorption of harmtul chemicals.

Z WARNING: Useof this tool can generate and;or disburse dust. which may cause serious and permanent respiratory or other Injury Always use NIOSHiOSHA approved respiratory protecllon appropriate tar the dust exposure. Direct particles away from face and body.


WARNING: BESURE to read and understand ell instructions.

Failure to follow all Instructions listed below may result in electric shock. fire and/or seriousJ personal Injury

Know your power tool. Read operator's manual carefully.

Learn the applications and ffmttatons. s well as the specific potential tazards related to this laal Following tilis rule wilt reduce the risk at electric shock. fire or serious Injury

2 ALWAYS wear safety glasses or eye shields when using this saw. Eveday eyeglasses have only impacFresistant lenses; they are NOT safety gtasses.

3 PROTECT your lungs. Wear a face mask or dust mask it the operation is dusty

4. PROTECT your hearing. Wear appropriate personal hearing protection during usa Under some conditions noise from this product may contribute to heating toss

5 ALL VISITORS AND BYSTANDERS MUST wear the same safely equipment that 1he operator o! lbe saw wears.

6 INSPECT the too! cords periodically and tl damaged have them repaired at your nearest Sears Service Center. BE AWARE of the cord location.

7. ALWAYS check the tool for damaged parts. Before further use of the tool a guard or other part tbal is damaged should be carefully checked to dete`rmlne if it wtlt operate properly and perform its inlended function.

Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts. breakage of parts. and any artier condil{on that may aifect the tool's operalion.

A guard or ether part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced at a Sears Service Center.

8 INSPECT and .remove all nails lrom lumber before sawing


Refer to them frequently end use them to instruct others who may use lhts tool. If someone borrows this tool. make sure they have these Instructions also..

Saw Blade Path The area over. under. behind or in lmnI el the blade. as it applies to the workpiece That area which will be or has been cut by the blade.

Set The distance that the saw blade tooth is bent (or set) outward from the face of the blade

Strokes per Minute or Stroke Speed The blade speed o| a sabre saw. which can ba varied. usa!y from 800 to 3000 strokes per mlnule

Cross cut A culling or shaping operation made agatns! lhe grain el the work piece Bevel Cut A cutting operation made wilh Ihe blade al any angle other than 90 ° lo lhe base

Ripping or Rip Cut A cutting operation along the length el Ihe werkpiece

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Freehand Cul Performing a cut wiflloul using a fence. miter gauge. fixture. work clamp. or other proper device to keep the werkpiece from twisltng or movtng during the cut

Orbital Sawing tn addition to the up and down movemenl of a sabre saw's blade. there ts orbtlal action which ihrusts lhe blade forwad on the culling stroke and greal]y increases the culling speed over convenllonal sabre saws

Scrolling Allows the blade to swivel for tn|ricate pattern cutting

Through Sawing Any cutting operation where the blade extends completely through the thickness of lhe workpiece

Kerr The mateflal removed by the blade in a through cut or the slot produced by the blade in a non-through or partial cut.

Workplace or Meferlal The item on which the coiling operation is being done. Tle surfaces of a workplace ae commonly referred to as faces. ends and edges

Gum A sticky. sap-based residue kern wood products.

Restn A sticky. sap-based substance that has hardened

Z WARN ING: Your saw should NEVER be connected to the power source

The Two Blades are stored in lhe blade storage

+_. ompartmen!located in lhe rear el Ihe saw's base

2. The Vac Adapter is attached to the saw

3 Carefully rift the saw out of the color box and place on a stable flat surface

4 Inspect the saw carefully to make sure Ihat no breakage or damage has occurred during shipping. if any of the items mentioned are missing (refer lo Fig. 1 on page 11) return ihe saw to your nearest Sears slore or Craftsman outle! to have the saw replaced

WARNING If any parts are broken or missing.

DO NOTattempt to plug In the power cord or operate saw until the broken or missing pads are replaced. / Failure to do so could result in possible serious InJury

2. Two wood cutting blades (stored in blade (Fig. 1) storage compartment)


Vacuum Adapter (attached Io saw)

4. Carry bag


NOTE: Before altempttng to use your saw. femlflarlze yourself with all of the operating features and safety requirements.

Your sabre saw has a precision buflt electric motor and it should only be connected to a 120-volt.

60-Hz AC ONLY power supply (normal household cn'ent).

DO NOT operate on direct current (DC). This large vcllaga drop will cause a loss of power and the motor will verheat.

If the saw does not operate when plugged into a correc1120-volt.

60-Hz AC ONLY curtal. check the power supply This saw has an 8Jr.

2wire power cord (no adapter needed).

This Sabre Saw has lhe following features:

3 3 Poslllon Orbital Action 4 Blade Guide Support Roller provides added blade control 1/I6 inch bIade stroke tot smooth culling.

5. Durable Epoxy Coated Steel Base glides smoothly over workplace. Bevel scale for easy adjustments.

6 Bevel Culling Capacity 0° to 45" left and right.

7. Quick Blade Changes with No Tools 8 LED Workllght illuminates culling area 9 "LlveTool Indicator" Light is green when saw is plugged into power source t0 Extended Length Trigger Switch with Power Lock-On Button.

It Sawdust RemovahVacuum adapter on bottomof saw attaches to 11/. .inchadapter and then to weVdry vac (both sold separately) tor removal of sawdust and chips Item the cutting area

12. Permanently Lubrfcated 100% Ball Bearings lor smooth operation. long tile.

13 Includes carry bag lor easy carrying and storage.


BLADE STORAGE (Ftg 3 and 4) Your sabre saw comes wtlh 2 wood culling blades that are stored In the blade storage compartment cated on the very back of the saw under Ihe power cord inlet (see Fig 3).

To open blade sloraga door. remove the vae adapter tube (see Fig. 4) Lift the vac adapter tube up stight]y (io release qab from base plate) and pull vac adapter tube straight out to remove. Pull tab on blade storage door down to open and turn saw upside down lo

T.b Tobo

Remember to always use the proper blade for the material be


Tool-less blade change allows you to remove and replace the saw blade quickly and easily without lhe use of addtllonal tools.

Unplug thesaw

WARNING ALWAYS unplug saw from the power source before changing blades or making any adjustments.

Fatlure to unplug the sw _:outd result in accidental starting whlch can cause ser|ous personal injury.

Turn lhe saw upside down so you can access 1o lhe blade clamp

Lift the tool-less blade.change lever [Fig. 7a). then tnsert the blade tool-less blade change holde= (Fig 7b). T teeth o! the blade should beacing to Ihfr and pointing up (when saw ige uttt. gpes t onl. addthe must rest In the groove el the bladeglld rollers Releesalhetoot-lessbladechenge tevartc lock the blade Pull the blade to make sure it is securely locked in place.

Fig. 6

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6 Pull down on the blade 1o make sure the blade is securely locked in place

NOTE: For use with beth "T' and "U" shanked blades°

L CAUTION: Once the blade Is tnstslfed in the saw. tt Is always exposed° There is no lower blade guard° Use caution when hsndlfng the saw so that the blade does not catch clothing. skin. etc. Each time you set the saw down take care not to bend the blade. Always set saw down on ls side when blade is Inslsfledo ALWAYS remove b|ade when saw ts not being used.


Unplug the saw..

_ WARNING: ALWAYS unplug saw Item the power source before changing blades or making shy adjustments.

Failure to unplug the saw could I result in accidental starting which can cause serious personal Injury.

2 Follow slops t through 4 on the tool-essblade inslaliatton (see pages I3 and 14).

3 Carefully remove the blade (or change the blade}.

NOTE:When storing your saw. ALWAYS remove the cutting blade.

LED WORKLIGHT (Fig. 8) Your sabre saw lies an LED woddlghl lhst lurns "ON" automatically when the Saw tS pfugged into a power source. The lighthelps provide easy visib{liiy el the culling ine..


Your saw has s "Live Toot Indicator Ygreen light that turns "ON" automatically when the saw is plugged into a power source. The light is Iocaled on both sides of the base of Ihe Iriggm'-swilch handle near the body of lhe sew


1 Connecl the plug of your saw to a standard household power outial 2. Start the tool by squeezing the on!elf trigger switch (see Fig t0) 3 To stop the toot. ferease the on/elf trigger swtlch.

4. To lock the onteff trigger swilch in lhe "on" position. press tdgger switch and white holding it "on". press in the lock-on button. located on the }eft side of tte handle (see Fig. 10}

5 The power tack-on button allows the operator to keep lhe sable saw running without squeezing the trigger switcf. This is useful for conlinuous sawing applications 6. To release the power lock-on button. press and release the rigger swilch.

This will turn the tool off.

I Z WARNING; l' the lock-on button is cont. uousfy be. ig depressed. the trigger switch cannot be released.

Fig. 10 FIg 1t variable

Power Lock.OnBulloll


The variable speed lealure ef Ibis saw allows you to malcl the proper culling speed !o the mafedal betng cut. enhancing the overall performance of your saw and helping to save the blades from undue wear

The speeds can be adjusted Ifam 8001o 3000 SPM (strokes per minute) no*load speed. by adjusting the variable speed dial tocaled on top of Ihe trigger switch handle.

The speed dial is numbered '1" Ihrough '6".with number "1" the sfowasl speed and number "6" the fastest speed (see Fig 1t}.

The proper blade speed will difler depending on lhe type and thickness of the werkptece

As a general rule. slower speeds are for denser materials and faster speeds are for soil malerials

High speeds will allow you 1o cut workpieces taster. but blade life will be reduced The Iollowlng charl can help you pick the proper speed

Workplace 1o be cut Wood

Mild Steel

Stainless Sleel Aluminum


Number on Variable Speed Dial

Remember lo ALWAYS use the proper cutting blade for lhe cutting application and the maledat you ere culling

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ORBffAL ACTION (Fig. 12)

This saw tasan orbital control [ever (see Fig. 12) that regulates lhe Ihree cufing modes of the saw.

Positions "!". 2" and "0". The orbital blade aciion thrusts the blade forward on the cutting stroke (see position t and 2). and greatly increases the curling speed over the norma up and down blade action of position

Fig. 12

POSITION 2 Is for maximum orbital action (MOST AGGRESSIVE) POSITION 1 is for minimum orbital action (LEAST AGGRESSIVE) POSITION 0 is normal up and down blade mellon of sabre saw (NO ORBITAL ACTION

POSITION No Orbital Action

For normal up and down actron in nil materials.

Usa fine wood. 20 teeth per inch. or smooth metal

POSITION 1 POSITION 2 Stow Orbital Fast Orbital AoUon Action For minlmum For maxtmum orbllal action.. orbital so|ton Ideal for for the fastest culling metal. cutting In plastics. plywood. hardwoods.. softwoods and softer materials Use blades suchas wallboard for wood l and metal Use wood. mell outltng with and wallboard cutting biados 10 - 12 tooth w[Ib 6. S. "2loath per inch° per inch.

ALWAYS test thecultlng modes on a piece of scrap matertai before making your finished cut

NOTE: Select the right blade for your culling application.

Blades are available for fine woodculflng. medium and last woodcutting. and fast metal or smooth metal culling.

A general guide to usa when selecting a blade is: The more teeth per inch on the blade. the smoolher the cuts. end lhe Jess teeth per Inch on the blade. the faster and rougher the culs.

See page 21. ACESSORIES. for more Information on selecting the right blade for the Job.


WARNING: ALWAYS unplug saw from the power source BEFORE making any adjustments or attaching accessories.

Your sabre saw comes with a V. Inch vac adapler

This witl help remove dust. chips and curling debris away from the calting area

The vac adapter tube will need to be removed from the saw for access to blade siorage compartment and when setting and cutting Fig. 13 bevels.To remove the vac adapter lube. lift up to release tab from saw's base and pull straigh ouL To re-attach. just slide back inio posilton and engage tab


3 Always select the co=.rectblade type for your curling application 4 Place front edge el saw base on the material to be cut and line up the bade with your culling line.

5 Hold saw I}mly and urn ii on Let blade reacll seecled speed before slafting cut.

6 Press down (to keep saw base flat against lhe workpiece) as ymz slowly push tIesaw in the direction of the cut

7 Gradually bultd up tile blade speed. cutting as close le the line as pessibte (unless you want Io leave enough roam for finished sanding) 8. As you cut. you may need to repositlon tile vise or damps to keep lhe workplace slabte 9 DO NOT force the saw because the blade teeth may rub and wear wilhmd culling. which may result in breaking the blade 10 Let lhe saw do most ot Ihe work

11 ALWAYS cut s!owly when following culves. so ffeblade can cul lhrogh cross grain This wltt provide an accurate cut and will prevent Iho blade from wandering

I NOTE: ALWAYS apply a steady firm "DOWN"pressure on the front and body of the I saw ss you cut.This will keep the saw blade from JUMP|NG out o! the workplace.

Z WA RNING: ALWAYS clamp and support workplace securely. ALWAYS maintain proper control of saw. Failure to clamp and support workplece and loss of control el saw could result In serious injury.


When culling metal ALWAYS clamp down the metal workpiece and ALWAYS use a METAL cutting blade. Be extremely careful 1o move the saw ve slowly as you cut. Use the LOW speeds (Posiioa 1.2 or 3 on lha variable speed dial) Also use lhe "LOW" position on the orbital control lever. DO NOT twisL bend or force lhe blade. if the saw jumps or bounces as you cuL change to a blade with liner teelh. I! lhe blade begins le clog when cutting soft metal. change Ioa bade with coarser teelh..

For easter cutting. ubr$cale the blade wi[h a stick of culling wax (l avatlabte) or cutting oil when cutting steel. Thin melal should be sandwiched between two pieces o! wood or tightly clamped on a single piece of wood (wood on top of the metal). Draw l!e cul lines or design on the lop piece ot wood.

When culling aluminum extrusion or angle iron. damp the work in a bench vise and saw close to the vise jaws.

When sawing tubing with a diameler larger than the blade is deep. cut Ihrough the wall of tile tubing and than insert the btada into the cul. rotating the tube as you saw 1 When cutting metals. a suitable cooing / cutting oil must be used..

Spread the oit onto the btade or workpiece at regutar intervals during cutting in order- to =educe wear or overheating of tile blade

3 Don't make bevel cut when cutting mela



1 Mark the pesiIion of the side edge of the saw base and then clamp the straighledge on the mark and paraliet to the cut.

2 As you cut. keep the saw base edge Itush against llle straightedge and ttat on the workptece

WARNING ALWAYS clamp and support workpiece securely.

ALWAYS malnlaln proper control of sew. Failure to clamp and support workplece and lose of contro! of saw could result in serious Injury.


One of the most useful features of this type of tool Is the abilify to start a cut anywhere on the workplace surface - without the need of drilling a starting hole. Plunge cutting is useful and limb saving ter making rough openings in soil materials.

It makes it unnecessary to drill a hoe for an inside or pocket cut.

Draw lines for lhe opening you want to cuL 2. Hold saw firmly and fitl It forward so only the toe of Ille saw base reels on ge workplace 3. MAKE SURE that the blade is well clear o! the workplace.

4. Slart the saw and then gradually tower the blade into the workplace. firmty holding lhe tee el' the saw base to prevent side wobble.

5 Slowly pivot the saw downward like a hinge unlII the blade cuts through and tile base rests flat on lhe workplece..

6 Begin sawing in the usual manner along the cut line.

NOTE: DO NOT usa a scroll blade for plunge cutting

IMPORTANT; DO NOT try lo plunge cut into hard malefials. such as hardwoods like oak 1 or maple. or melats such as sleet.


1 Cut up lo the corner. then back up sightly before rounding shor! of the corner

2 Attar the opening is complete. go back to each corner and cut from the opposite direction to square it elf


WARNING ALWAYS unplug saw from the power source BEFORE making any adJuslmenta or attaching accessories.

' NOTE: ALWAYS remove the blade before adjusting the cutting angle..

1 After removing the blade from the saw. remove the vac adapter from under the base (see Sawdust Removal.

Page 16).

2 To adjust the cutting anga. first turn lhe tool upside down and use lhe hex key provided on the power cord to loosen lhe hex screws that hold. he bfade guide rotlerstassemby and saw base in pace (Fig

3 Move the base ol the saw slightly ton. ard and tilt il to 1he desired angle between O" and 45" left or right. using fhe scale marked on Ihe base bracket

4. install a cutt{ng blade

5 Slide lhe blade guide rollers/assembly until the bade guide reliefs rest against lhe back edge of the blade

6. Re-tighten the hex screws.

For accurate work. it is necessary to make a trial cul. measure the work. and reset the angle until the correct setting ts achieved (Fig 'f6a}

WARNING ALWAYS clamp and support workplace securely. ALWAYS maintain proper control of saw. Failure to clamp and support workplace and J oss of control of saw could result In serous Injury.

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USING THE EDGE GUIDE (Sold separately) (Fig. 17 and t7a)

WARNING: ALWAYS unplug saw from the power source BEFORE making any adjustments or attaching accessories.

1 tnsed the bar of the edge guide (sold separately) lhrough the stets in the base of the sabre saw (see Fig. '17). The edge guide (sold separately) can be inserted from either side of the base. with the guide edge facing down.

2 Screw the edge guide (sold separately) locking knob into the threaded hole in the base to tighten the edge guide bar in place

3 Measure the distance from the edge of the workpfece lo lha line of cut. Slide the edge guide (sold separately) to llts desired distance and tighlen the locking knob o secure edge guide (sold separately) In place (see Fig t 7a) and make your cut.

WARNING ALWAYS clamp and supporl workpleee securely.

ALWAYS maintain proper control or saw. Failure to clamp end support workplace and toss of control of saw could result in serious injury.

I Z WARNING: Preventive maintenance performed by unauthorized


2 Atl service that requires opening the sabre saw MUST ONLY be performed by a Sears Service Center. All meier parts represent an Important part of the double insulation system and MUST ONLY be serviced by a Seers Service Center Service performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury

3 Avoid using solvents when ceantng ptaslic parts. Most ptastics ere susceptibIe Io damage from various types of commercfaf solvents and may be damaged by their use.

Use clean cloths to remove dirt. carbon dust. etc.


WARNING ALWAYS disconnect the tool from the power source BEFORE cleaning or performing any maintenance.

WARNING: Do NOT at any lime let brake fluids. gasoline. roleum-based products. penetrating oils. etc. came In contact with plastic ts. Chemicals can damage. weaken or destroy plastic. which may result in Ious personal Injury.

It has been found that electric tools are subject to accelerated wear and possible premature failure when they are used Io work on fiber glass boals and sports cars. wallboard. spackffng compounds or piaster. The chips and grindings from these materials are highly abrasive to electrical tool paris. such as bearings. brushes. commutators. etc.

Consequently. it is nol recommended that this tool be used for exlended work on any tlbergfass malarial. wallboard. spackling compound or piaster During any use on these materials. it is extremely important Ihat the tool is cleaned frequently by blowing with an air jel.

WAR NING" Always wear safety goggles or safely glasses with side shields during power fool operations. or when blowing dusL tf operation is dusty. also wear s dusl mask.


Att of the bearings [n his too! ate lubricated with a sufficient amoun! of highrada lubrican[ for the life of the tool under normal operating conditions Theretore. no furfflar lubrication is _'eqtlred

WARNING: The use of attachments or accessories that are not

I recommended for this tool might be dangerous and could result in serious Injury. I

Sears and other Craftsmen outlels have a large selection of Craftsman sabre saw blades designed for specific cutting applications.

Sabre saw blades are available for super fine wood scrolling. and smooth. medium and fast wood cutling Select metal cutting blades for fast or for smooth cuffing. or knife blades designed to cut vinyl. laalher. rubber. cork and carpet.

There are special blades available for culling abrasive materials such as piaster and wallboard. and most all blades are available in tndEvldual packs or variety and assorted sets

Sears and olher Craftsman outlets also offer safety equipment. sawhorses. work stands. straight edges. cutting guides and a large selection of clamps to help you with sit your sawing needs.

Visit your local Sears store or other Craltsman outlets or shop wwwocraltsmamcom


5.0AmpORBITAL SABRE SAW MODEL NUMBER 320.2190 The Model Number wilt be found on the Nameplate attached to the handle of

5.0 Amp ORBITAL SABRE SAW MODEL NUMBER 320.2190 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate attached to the handte of Ihe Sabre Saw. Always mention the Model Number when ordering parts for this toot.

3320276000 RRJg As 33202750

Left HousinAssv

2740101000 Stator 5700004000 Bal! Bearing. 3700491000s__. lash Board

4960015000 Carbon Brush 2600022000 Brush Holder 2750854000 Rqtpr

5610044000 Ta. 0gScrew ii 2820114000 Bearina SuPport ASSY





2j 5660004000 3520126000


Washer Pendulum Plate Needle Bearinq.

Needle Pin

Washer C Gear Gear Pin Washer For Shaft Crank Roller

Guiding Rod Set

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3124601001 Q021Q. 0 .. 3650097000s 3.8

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Block Switch Lock

Switch TP#J. gScrew Cord Anchorage ' Indicator Left Indictor Cover Pendulum Lever Pendulum Lever Shaft Cover Screw Wire Guard


Located Pin

Base Plate Assy.

31amjWasher Square Washer Screw

Speed Ad.usto[

+accum Adapter indictor Cover E31adeCover Connecter Cord Guard Power Cord & Plug Internal Wire ASSY 1 LED )arent Guard


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