Craftsman 315.275100 Owner`s manual

SE/A/_S
OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NO.
315.275100
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CAUTION:
Read and follow
ALL safety rules
and instructions
before operating
this equipment.
Thank You For Buying A
Craftsman Plunge Router
I:RAFTgHAN o
Industrial
Plunge Router
Double Insulated
Warranty
Introduction
Unpacking
Features
Adjustments
Operation
Maintenance
Repair Parts
®
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
972000-258
10-00
Printed In U.S.A.
•RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
DOUBLE INSULATION isa safety concept in electric power
tools which eliminates the need for the usual three wire
grounded powercord and grounded supply system. Wherever
there is electric current in the tool there are two complete sets
of insulation to protect the user. All exposed metal parts are
isolated from internal metal motorcomponents with protecting
insulation.
IMPORTANT - Servicing of a tool with double insulation
requires extreme care and knowledge of the system and
should be performed only by a qualified service technician.
For service we suggest you return the tool to your nearest
Sears Store for repair. Always use originalfactory replacement
parts when servicing.
WARNING:
WARNING:
Do not attempt to operate this tool until you have
read thoroughly and understand completely all
instructions, safety rules, etc. contained in this
manual. Failure to comply can result in accidents
involving fire, electric shock, or serious personal
injury. Save owner's manual and review frequently
for continuing safe operation, and instructing others
who may use this tool.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
1.
KNOW
YOUR
POWER
TOOL.
Read owner's
manual carefully. Learn its applications
and
limitations as well as the specific potential
hazards related to this tool.
2.
5.
GUARD AGAINST
ELECTRICAL
SHOCK
by
preventing body contact with grounded surfaces.
For example:
Pipes,
radiators,
ranges,
refrigerator enclosures.
KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working order.
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas
and benches invite accidents.
AVOID DANGEROUS
ENVIRONMENT.
Don't
6.
use power tool in damp or wet locations or expose
to rain. Keep work area well lit.
KEEP CHILDREN
AND VISITORS AWAY. All
7.
visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept
a safe distance from work area. Do not let
visitors contact tool or extension cord.
STORE IDLE TOOLS. When not in use tools
3.
4.
should be stored in a dry and high or locked-up
place - out of the reach of children.
8.
9.
DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better
and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force small tool or
10,
attachment to do the job of a heavy duty tool.
Don't use tool for purpose not intended - for
example - A circular saw should never be used
for cutting tree limbs or logs.
WEAR PROPER APPAREL.
Do not wear loose
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
A
mask if operation is dusty.
PROTECT
YOUR HEARING.
Wear hearing
protection during extended periods of operation.
DON'T ABUSE CORD. Never carry tool by cord
or yank it to disconnect from receptacle.
Keep
cord from heat, oil and sharp edges.
SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold
work. Both hands are needed to operate the
tool.
DON'T OVERREACH.
Keep proper footing and
balance at all times. Do not use on a ladder or
unstable support.
MAINTAIN
TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools
sharp at all times, and clean for best and safest
performance. Follow instructions for lubricating
and changing accessories.
DISCONNECT
TOOLS. When not in use, before
servicing, or when changing attachments, blades,
bits, cutters, etc., all tools should be disconnected
19.
clothing or jewelry that can get caught in tool's
moving parts and cause personal injury. Rubber
I
gloves and non-skid footwear are recommended
when working outdoors. Wear protective
hair
covering to contain long hair and keep it from
being drawn into nearby air vents.
ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES. Everyday
eyeglasses
have only impact-resistant lenses;
they are NOT safety glasses.
PROTECT YOUR LUNGS. Wear a face or dust
from power supply.
REMOVE
ADJUSTING
WRENCHES.
KEYS
AND
Form habit of checking to see
Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions.
It means
attention!!!
Your safety
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is involved,
I
I
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (Continued)
that keys and adjusting wrenches
from tool before turning it on.
20.
21.
AVOID
ACCIDENTAL
31.
are removed
STARTING.
Don't carry
plugged-in tools with finger on switch. Be sure
switch is off when plugging in.
MAKE SURE YOUR EXTENSION
CORD IS IN
the current your product will draw. An undersized
cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in
loss of power and overheating. A wire gage size
(A.W.G.) of at least 14 is recommended for an
32.
35.
POLARIZED
37.
25.
Keep hands away from cutters. Do not reach
underneath work while cutter is rotating. Do not
attempt to remove material while cutter is rotating.
NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE.
26.
Normal sparking of the motor could ignite fumes.
INSPECT TOOL CORDS PERIODICALLY
and
CALLY and replace if damaged.
KEEP HANDLES
DRY, CLEAN,
30.
reduce
the risk of
Also, do not use with any device that could cause
the power supply voltage to change.
WHEN USING THIS ROUTER WITH A ROUTER
38.
HELP PREVENT POSSIBLE
BY
KEEPING
THE
SERIOUS
CUTTER
GUARDED
AT ALL TIMES. Use only router
tables, with guards, that have been designed for
use on routers that are of this type, size, and
weight.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Review them
frequently
and use them to instruct
others
may use this tool. If you loan someone
loan them these instructions also.
who
this tool,
PERIODIAND
WARNING:
FREE
FROM OIL AND GREASE. Always use a clean
cloth when cleaning. Never use brake fluids,
gasoline, petroleum-based products or any strong
solvents to clean your tool.
29.
To
a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does
not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug, If it still
does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to
install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug
in any way.
DO NOT USE TOOL UNDER "BROWN-OUT"
OR OTHER
LOW VOLTAGE
CONDITIONS.
TABLE,
INJURY
if damaged, have repaired at your nearest Sears
Repair Center. Stay constantly aware of cord
location.
28.
PLUGS.
electric shock, this tool has a polarized plug (one
blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit in
24.
CORDS
replaced by an authorized service center.
INSPECT FOR and remove all nails from lumber
alcohol, or any medication.
WHEN
SERVICING
USE ONLY IDENTICAL
CRAFTSMAN
REPLACEMENT
PARTS.
KEEP CUTTERS
CLEAN AND SHARP. Sharp
cutters minimize stalling and kickback.
KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA.
EXTENSION
NOT
34.
36.
INSPECT
DOES
before routing.
DRUGS,
ALCOHOL,
MEDICATION.
Do not
operate tool while under the influence of drugs,
extension cord 25 feet or less in length. A cord
exceeding 25 feet is not recommended.
If in
doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the
gage number, the heavier the cord.
OUTDOOR
USE EXTENSION
CORDS. When
27.
IF SWITCH
33.
tool is used outdoors, use only extension cords
suitable for use outdoors. Outdoor approved
cords are marked with the suffix W-A, for example
- SJTW-A or SJOW-A.
23.
USE TOOL
TURN IT ON AND OFF. Have defective switches
GOOD CONDITION.
When using an extension
cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry
22.
DO NOT
STAY ALERT. Watch what you are doing and
use common sense. Do not operate tool when
you are tired. Do not rush.
CHECK DAMAGED
PARTS. Before further use
of the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged
should be carefully checked to determine that it
will operate properly and perform its intended
function. Check for alignment of moving parts,
binding of moving pads, breakage of parts,
mounting, and any other conditions that may
affect its operation. A guard or other part that is
damaged should be properly repaired or replaced
by an authorized service center unless indicated
elsewhere in this instruction manual.
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding,
drilling, and other construction activities contains
chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals
are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other
masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated
lumber.
Your risk from these exposures vades, depending on
how often you do this type of work. To reduce your
exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated
area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as
those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out
microscopic particles.
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INTRODUCTION
CONGRATULATIONS
AND THANK YOU FOR BUYING
THIS CRAFTSMAN
ROUTER. It has been designed,
engineered and manufactured to provide you with Sears high
standard of dependability, ease of operation, and operator
safety. Properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged,
trouble-free performance.
CAUTION:
SPECIFICATIONS:
Depth Of Cut
0 - 2-1/2 In.
Collet
Rating
1/4 In. - 1/2 In.
120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only, 12.0 AMPS
No Load Speed
22,000 RPM
Power Cord
Net Weight
10 Ft.
11.12 Lbs.
Your router has many features for making routing operations
more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance and
dependability have been given top priority in the design of
this router making it easy to maintain and operate.
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
INDUSTRIAL
PLUNGE ROUTER
If this Craftsman Industrial Plunge Router fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the
date of purchase, Sears will repair it free of charge.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY SIMPLY RETURNING THE TOOL TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE
OR SERVICE CENTER THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO.
DEPT. 817 WA
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60179
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
Rules for Safe Operation ............................................................................
2.
Introductionand Product Specifications.........................................................
4
3.
Warranty and Table Of Contents ....................................................................
4
4.
Unpacking ......................................................................................................
5
5.
Features ......................................................................................................
6.
Adjustments ..............................................................................................
7.
Operation ................................................................................................
13-19
8.
Maintenance
20-24
9.
Exploded View and Repair Parts List......................................................
10.
...........................................................................................
Parts Ordering / Service ...............................................................................
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2-3
5-7
8-12
26-27
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UNPACKING
Your new plunge router comes fully assembled. After
removing itfrom the box, inspect itcarefully to make sure that
it is not damaged and that no parts are missing. See Figure
1. The following accessories should also be included in the
box:
1.
Combination
2,
Wrench (3/8 In. - 7/8 In.)
WARNING:
If any parts are missing, do not operate your router until
the missing parts are replaced. Failure to do so could
result in possible serious personal injury.
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1/4 In. Collet Assembly
FEATURES
Your router is a versatile woodworking tool which will give you years of trouble-free performance. It is engineered with the
professional in mind, but its ease.of operation allows the amateur to produce work which is beautiful and precise.
2 HORSEPOWER
MOTOR
LOCK-ON
FEATURE
Your router has a powerful 2 horsepower
motor with
sufficient power to handle the toughest routing jobs. The
motor also has externally accessible brushes for ease of
servicing.
Your router is equipped with a LOCK-ON feature that is
convenient when continuous operation for extended periods of time is required.
ON-OFF
Your router has large oversized handles for easy handling
and maintaining proper control when routing. The left handle
allows you to set cutter depth of cut when making plunge
cuts, while the right handle provides easy access to the onoff trigger and lock-on button. The handles have also
been designed so that they are comfortable and easy to
grasp when operating in different positions or at different
angles.
TRIGGER
Pressing or releasing
router on or off.
the ON-OFF trigger will turn your
DEPTH CONTROL KNOB
A large depth control knob makes precise depth of cut
changes possible. It also is very helpful when making depth
of cut changes with your router mounted upside clown on a
router table.
The depth stop block located on the base of your router
provides three adjustable stops and three fixed stops for
quick depth of cut changes. A depth adjustment scale
makes quick adjustments to depth of cut changes possible,
The spring loaded adjustment knob quick releases stop bar
by depressing center of knob.
1/2 IN. SHANK
CAPACITY
Your router has a 1/2 in. diameter collet assembly that
accepts cutters with 1/2 in. shanks. A 1/4 in. collet
assembly has been provided so that cutters with 1/4 in.
shank bits can also be used.
CHIP
SHIELD
A clear plastic see-through chip shield has been provided on
the base of your router for protection against flying dust and
chips. It is designed to fit the front opening of the router base.
POSILOCK
SPINDLE
HANDLES
SINGLE SPEED SWITCH
DEPTH STOP SYSTEM
1/4 IN. AND
LARGE
LOCK
A posilock spindle lock secures the spindle so that only one
wrench is needed to loosen collet nut and change cutters.
A spindle lock indicator light alerts you that spindle is
locked if you connect router to power supply before unlocking
spindle. NOTE: Your router will not run if spindle is locked.
Your router has a single speed switch. When activated, the
motor speed operates at a no load speed of 22,000 RPM.
The high speed allows both the experienced and inexperienced router users benefit, obtain_g professional like results with fewer job errors.
Upon placing a load on the cutter, router speed is determined according to the approximate cutter diameter you will
be using and to the hardness of the material being cut. The
best cuts are made when the cutter is fed through material
at the proper rate of feed.
OPTIONAL
ROUTER
ACCESSORIES
Optional accessories available for use with your plunge
router are an edge guide, roller guide, and template guide
bushing. The edge guide keeps the cutter parallel with an
edge of the workpiece when cutting grooves and rabbets.
The roller guide allows the router to be used to trim laminates and make cuts parallel with an irregularly shaped
edge. The template guide bushing enables the router to
follow a template for making duplicate shapes.
Pa_e 5
FEATURES
(NOW
YOUR
ROUTER
3efore attempting to usa your router, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety requirements. See Figures I & 2.
WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity with your router to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient
to inflict severe injury.
FRONT
DEPTH CONTROLKNOB
VIEW
]
OF ROUTER
SPINDLE LOCK
INDICATOR LIGHT
POSILOCK
SPINDLE LOCK
LOCKHANDLE
PLUNGE
RELEASE
ACTUATOR
SWITCH HANDLE
SCALE
INCH AND METRIC)
ZERO RESET
INDICATOR
,ADJUSTMENT
CHIP SHIELD
5/16-18
KNOB
OFKNOB
STOP BAR
STOP SCREW
UNC-2B
HEX NUT
coMl/4 IN. COLLET
DEPTH STOP BLOCK
3/8 IN. - 7/8 IN.
/
DEPTH STOP BLOCK ROTATES
FOR DEPTH OF CUT CHANGES
Fig. 1
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FEATURES
REAR VIEW OF ROUTER
DEPTH
CONTROLKNOB
POWER CORD
LOCK
HANDLE
LOCK-ON
BUTTON
ON-OFF
TRIGGER
SWITCH
HANDLE
5116-16
UNC-2B
PLUNGE
LOCK
ACTUATOR
HEX NUT
ROUTER BASE
4
STOP
FLANGE
SUBBASE
COLLETNUT
Fig. 2
ELECTRICAL
CONNECTION
Your router has a precision built electric motor. It should be connected to a power supply that is 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only
(normal household current). Do not operate this tool on direct current (DC). A voltage drop of more than 10 percent will cause
a loss of power and the motor will overheat. Ifyour tool does not operate when plugged into an outlet, double-check the power
supply.
WARNING:
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes,
which can result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear
safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed. We
recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with
side shields, available at Sears Retail Stores.
Paoe 7
"
ADJUSTMENTS
'
WARNING:
Your router should never be connected to power supply
when you are assembling parts, making adjustments,
installing or removing cutters, or when not in use.
Disconnecting you r router will prevent accidental starting
that could cause serious injury.
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INSTALLING/REMOVING
CU'I-rERS
See Figures 3, 4, and 5.
1.
UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER.
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your router could result in accidental
starting causing serious injury.
Place the posilock spindle lock into lock position. See
Figure 3. NOTE: If spindle does not lock, turn collet nut
with wrench, applying pressure at the same time to the
spindle lock with your thumb or finger. When lock
mechanism engages with notch in spindle, spindle lock
will slide into lock position.
2.
CUTTER
COMBINATION
, WRENCH
COLLET
NUT
WARNING:
®
To prevent damage to the spindle or spindle lock, do not
attempt to engage spindle lock while motor is running.
Always allow motor to come to a complete stop and
unplug it before engaging spindle lock.
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3.
Place router upside down on workbench or lay it face
down on its side in order to gain easy access to collet
nut.
4.
Place 7/8 in. end of the combination wrench provided
through back of router base onto collet nut and turn
counterclockwise to loosen. See Figure 4.
WARNING:
If you are changing a cutter immediately after use, be
careful not to touch the cutter or collet with your hands or
fingers. They will get burned because of the heat buildup
from cutting. Always use the wrench provided.
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ADJUSTMENTS
INSTALLING/REMOVING
CUTTERS
MOTORSHAFT
1/2IN,
(Continued)
5.
.
7,
If installing cutter for the first time, it can be installed
once collet nut is loose. If changing cutters, cutter will
easily slip from collet after loosening collet nut.
The 1/2 in. collet is machined to precision tolerances
to fit cutters with 1/2 in. diameter shanks. As previously
mentioned, a 1/4 in. collet assembly has also been
provided with your router so that cutters with 1/4 in.
shank bits can be used.
COLLETSCREW(LEFTHAND"ITIREADS)USINGA #2
PHILLIPSSCREWDRIVER,
TURN SCREWCLOCKWISE
TO LOOSENANDCOUNTERCLOCKWISE
TO TIGHTEN
To use cutters with 1/4 in. shank bits, the 1/2 in. collet
assembly must be removed and replaced with the 1/4
in. collet assembly. Remove, the 1/2 in. collet assembly
by removing collet nut, loosening collet screw securing
collet to motor shaft, then removing collet assembly.
NOTE: The collet screw has left hand threads and
you will need a #2 phillips screwdriver to loosen
collet screw. Turn screw clockwise to loosen and
counterclockwise to tighten.
8.
Replace with the 1/4 in. collst assembly, securely
tightening collet screw in collet to motor shaft, then
reassemble 1/2 in. collet nut. See Figure 5.
9.
Insert shank of cutter into collet until shank bottoms
out, then pull it out 1/16 in. to allow for expansion
when the bit gets hot.
10.
Tighten the collet nut securely by turning with the
wrench provided. See Figure 4.
CUTrER WITH
1/4 IN, SHANKDIAMETER
Fig. 5
WARNING:
Do not use cutters with undersized shanks. Undersized
shanks will not tighten properly and could be thrown from
tool causing injury.
WARNING:
If collet nut is not tightened securely, cutter may come out
during use causing serious personal injury.
11.
COLLETASSEMBLY
Place posilock spindle lock back in unlock position.
Otherwise, interlocking mechanism of spindle lock will
not let you turn your router on. If you forget, the
spindle lock Indicator light will alert you that
spindle is still locked when you connect router to
power supply.
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ADJUSTMENTS
DEPTH
OF CUT
ADJUSTMENTS
See Figures 6, 7 and 8.
When routinga groove that istoo deep tosafely cut in one pass,
it isbest to make the cut in several passes. We recommend that
several passes be made to reach deeper cuts.
Proper depth of cutdepends on several factors: power of router
motor,type of cutter being used, and type ofwood being routed.
A lightweight, low power router isdesigned for making shallow
cuts. A router with high power rating can safely cut deeper.
Small bits,such as 1/4 in.shank veiningbits with 1/16 in.cutting
diameters, are designed to remove only small amounts of
wood. Large bits, such as 1/2 in. shank straight-flute bits, are
made to remove larger amounts of wood in a single pass. Cuts
can be made deeper in soft woods, such as white pine, than in
tough hardwoods, like oak or maple. Based upon these considerations, choose a depth of cut that will not place excessive
strain on router motor. If you find that extra force is needed or
that the motor speed slows down considerably, turn off router
and raise the bit. Then, make the cut in two or more passes.
TO SET DEPTH
1.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Fig. 6
UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER.
WARNING:
3,
"IANDLE
OF CUT
Failure to unplug your router could result in accidental
starting causing serious_injury.
2.
DEPRESS T(
RAISE CUTTER
1
Raise cutter by depressing plunge release actuator.
See Figure 6.
Adjust depth control knob until cutter is inside router
subbase. See Figure 7.
Place router on a flat surface.
Lower router until tip of cutter barely touches flat
surface. See Figure 8.
Squeeze plunge lock actuator to lock cutter at "zero"
depth of cut, NOTE: If desired, adjust depth control
knob until hex nut comes in contact with stop flange.
This will provide a positive stop at "zero" depth of cut.
Rotate depth stop block to desired position, loosen
lock knob, then turn adjustment knob until stop bar
touches stop screw on depth stop block.
Slide zero-reset indicator up or down the scale on stop
bar until white line on zero-reset indicator aligns with a
desired reference point. For example, align white line
with 1 in. mark on the scale.
Next, turn adjustment knob in the opposite direction,
lifting stop bar to obtain desired depth of cut. See
Figure 8. For example, if setting 1/8 in. depth of cut,
the zero-reset indicator will move 1/8 in. from the 1 in.
reference point. Tighten knob securely.
Position your router so that the cutter can extend below
the subbase for desired depth setting.
Depress plunge release actuator.
Grasp handles and lower router until stop bar contacts
stop screw, Squeeze plunge lock actuator, locking
cutter at desired depth of cut. See Figure 9.
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D_.-I.'THSTOP BLOCK
(TURRET)
Fig. 8
ADJUSTMENTS
DEPTH
CONTROL
KNOB
See Figure 9.
Fine adjustments can be made to the depth of cut by use of
the depth control knob. Another primary use of the depth
control knob is setting depth of cut when muter is mounted
upside down on a muter table. NOTE: The weight of the
muter plus the awkward position it is in when mounted to a
router table make it necessary to use depth control knob.
TO
SET
DEPTH
CONTROL
KNOB
1,
OF
CUT
WITH
DEPTH
UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER.
!-w,°.,°°: ]
Failure to unplug your router could result in accidental
starting causing serious injury.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Loosen lock knob and turn adjustment knob so that
stop bar is not touching stop screws or fixed stops.
Depress plunge release actuator and allow router to
return to it's uppermost position against hex nut.
Plunge router until cutter reaches the approximate desired
depth of cut. Then squeeze plunge lock actuator,
temporadly locking cutter at desired depth of cut.
Turn depth control knob clockwise until hex nut seats
against stop flange. Do not overtighten hex nut
against stop flange.
Depress plunge release actuator and turn depth control
knob until cutter reaches desired depth of cut. Always
make sure plunge lock is released and router is
free before setting depth of cut with depth control
knob.
Squeeze plunge lock actuator, locking cutter at desired
depth of cut.
8. Turn adjustment knob and adjust stop bar until it
touches the desired stop screw or fixed stop.
9. Tighten lock knob securely.
Depth control knob is spring loaded against hex nut. If you
adjust it too far and it pops off threaded rod, refer to DEPTH
CONTROL KNOB ADJUSTMENTS in maintenance section
for proper reassembly.
Z_EROR
SWITCH
HANDLE
ESET
INDICATOR
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
7.
DEPTH STOP
See Figure 10.
SYSTEM
The depth stop block located on the base of your router
makes it possible to make deep or heavy cuts in successive
passes by use of preset depth of cut changes. Both fixed and
adjustable stops are provided, making depth of cut changes
quick and easy. The depth stop block, also known as a
revolving turret, rotates on a ball detent design in the router
base.
Fig. 10
TO SET DEPTH STOP BLOCK SETTINGS
1.
UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER.
2.
Loosen lock knob and turn adjustment knob clockwise,
raising stop bar to it's highest position.
Determine which stop, adjustable or fixed, to use for
the desired depth of cut. A combination of the two
stop types can be used if required for a specific job. If
using the adjustable stops, the stop screw on each
stop can be adjusted to the desired height by loosening
hex nut with the 3/8 in. end of combination wrench
supplied, and turning it in or out with your fingers.
Secure stop screw in position by retightening hex nut
with wrench. Do not overtighten hex nut. Set stops
to desired heights, spreading the entire depth of cut
over the number of stops used.
Rotate depth stop block until the highest depth stop is
aligned with the stop bar.
3.
A preset cutting depth is achieved by plunging router until
stop bar comes in contact with the stop screw or fixed stop
on depth stop block.
The fixed stops are approximately 1/8 in. apart. The adjustable
stops have screws that may be adjusted approximately 1/2 in.
4.
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ADJUSTMENTS
DEPTH
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
STOP SYSTEM
(Continued)
Raise cutter by depressing plunge release actuator.
Place router on flat surface, and lower router until tip of
cutter barely touches flat surface.
Squeeze plunge lock actuator to lock cutter at "zero"
depth of cut.
Turn adjustment knob counterclockwise to lower stop
bar against the stop, then tighten lock knob securely.
The highest stop now becomes the "zero" depth of cut
setting.
Depress plunge release actuator and raise router. Rotate stop block so that next highest depth stop aligns
with stop bar. This locates cutter for the initial pass.
Rotate depth stop blOck after each pass. Make as
many successive passes as needed to obtain desired
depth of cut, progressively lowering router to next depth
of cut setting with each pass.
ZERO
RESET
REFERENCE POINT
INDICATOR
See Figure 11.
The zero reset indicator allows you to use the scale provided
on the housing to make quick depth of cut changes to existing
depth of cut settings. Simply choose a reference point on the
scale and slide zero reset indicator up or down scale the
distance required for new depth of cut. Then change stop bar
position by loosening lock knob and turning adjustment knob
until white line on zero reset indicator moves back to reference point. Tighten lock knob securely to lock stop bar in new
position. The cutter position will now increase or decrease
the exact distance the stop bar was adjusted.
Remember: Each mark on the inch scale indicates a 1/32
in. change in depth setting while each mark on the metric
scale equals a lmm change in depth setting; depth control
knob should be used for making precise adjustments to depth
of cut; and depressing center of depth adjustment knob quick
releases stop bar.
PRACTICE
BEFORE
ACTUAL
USE
"ON-OFF"
TRIGGER
DEPRESS TO TURN ON
RELEASE TO TURN OFF
See Figure 12.
1.
6.
Make sure power supply is 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC
only.
Make sure the posilock spindle lock is in the unlocked
position.
Make sure the on-off trigger is not in the lock-on
position.
Make sure there is not a cutter in the collet.
Make sure the collet does not extend below the subbase.
Plug your router into power supply source.
7.
Grasp your router firmly with both hands and turn on.
2.
3.
4.
5.
SINGLE
SPEED
SWITCH
See Figure 12.
Your router has a single speed switch. To activate switch and
turn router ON, depress on-off trigger in switch handle.
Release on-off trigger to turn router OFF.
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OPERATION
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields when using your router. Failure to do so could
result in dust, shavings, chips, loose particles, or foreign
objects being thrown in your eyes causing possible sedous
injury. If operation isdusty, also wear a face or dust mask.
i
LOCK-ON
BU'I'I"ON
See Figure 13.
The on-off trigger of your router is equipped with a lock-on
feature which is convenient when operating for extended
periods of time. The lock-on button is located in the upper
portion of the on-off trigger. It works similar to a rocker
switch. To lock on, fully depress on-off trigger, then depress lock-on button in top of on-off trigger and release.
You will feel the lock-on button as it snaps on-off trigger
into took position. To release the took, depress protruding
portion of the lock-on button.
WARNING:
Before connecting muter to power supply source, always
check to be sure switch is not in lock-on position. Failure
to do so could result in accidental starting of your router
causing possible serious injury.
ROUTING
See Figure 14.
For ease of operation and maintaining proper control, your
router has two handles, one on each side of the router base.
When using your router hold it firmly with both hands as
shown in figure 14.
Before starting router, make sure cutter is securely tightened
in collet nut and that depth of cut is properly set.
Turn router on and let motor build to its full speed, then
gradually plunge or feed cutter into workpiece. DO NOT let
the cutter contact workpiece before turning on router and
allowing it to develop full speed.
Remain alert and watch what you are doing. DO NOT operate
router when fatigued.
FEED DIRECTION
When routing, the cutter rotates clockwise. Therefore, you
should feed the router into the workpiece from left to right.
When fed from left to right, the rotation of the cutter pulls the
router against the workpiece. If fed in the opposite direction,
the rotation forces of the spinning bit will tend to throw the
router away from the workpiece. This could cause loss of
control of your router.
RATE OF FEED
IMPORTANT: The whole"secret" of professional muting and
edge shaping lies in making a careful set-up for the cut to be
made and in selecting the proper rate of feed.
The proper rate of feed depends on several factors: the
hardness and moisture content of the wood, the depth of cut,
and the cutting diameter of the bit. When cutting shallow
grooves in soft woods such as pine, a faster rate of feed can
be used. When making deep cuts in hardwoods such as oak,
a slower rate of feed will be required.
The best rate of feed is one that does not slow down the router
motor more than one-third of its no-load speed. If the router
is fed too fast, it will take large chips out of the wood and leave
gouge marks. If the router is fed too slow, it will scorch orburn
the wood.
P_n_ 1_
OPERATION
PROPER FEEDING
The right feed is neither too fast nor too slow. It is the rate at
which the bit is being advanced firmly and surely to produce
a continuous spiral of uniform chips -- without hogging into
the wood to make large individual chips or, on the other hand,
to create only sawdust. If you are making a small diameter,
shallow groove in soft, dry wood, the proper feed may be
about as fast as you can travel your router along your guide
line. On the other hand, ifthe bit is a large one, the cut isdeep
or the wood is hard to cut, the proper feed may be a very slow
one. Then, again, a cross-grain cut may require a slower pace
than an identical with grain cut in the same workpiece.
TOO FAST
There is no fixed rule. You _ill learn by expedence from
practice and use. The best rate of feed is determined by
listening to the sound of the router motor and by feeling the
progress of each cut. If at all possible, always test a cut on a
scrap piece of the workpiece wood, beforehand.
FORCE FEEDING
Clean, smooth routing and edge shaping can be done only
when the bit is revolving at a relatively high speed and is
taking very small bites to produce tiny, cleanly severed chips.
If your router is forced to move forward too fast, the RPM of
the bit becomes slower than normal in relation to its forward
movement. As a result, the bit must take bigger bites as it
revolves. "Bigger bites" mean bigger chips, and a rougher
finish. Bigger chips also require more power, which could
result in the router motor becoming overloaded.
Under extreme force-feeding conditions the relative RPM of
the bit can become so slow -- and the bites it has to take so
large -- that chips will be partially knocked off (rather than
fully cut off), with resulting splintering and gouging of the
workpiece. See Figure 15.
YourCraftsmanrouterisanextremelyhigh.speedtool
(22,000
RPM no-load speed), and will make clean, smooth cuts if
allowed to run freely without the overload ofa forced (too fast)
feed. Three things that cause "force feeding" are bit size,
depth-of-cut, and workpiece characteristics. The larger the
bit or the deeper the cut, the more slowly the router should be
moved forward; If the wood is very hard, knotty, gummy or
damp, the operation must be slowed still more.
You can always detect "force feeding" by the sound of the
motor. Its high-pitched whine will sound lowerand stronger as
Lt loses speed. Also, the strain of holding the tool will be
noticeably increased.
TOO SLOW
Fig. 15
TOO SLOW FEEDING
It is also possible to spoil a cut by moving the router forward
too slowly. When it is advanced into the work too slowly, a
revolving bit does not dig into new wood fast enough to take
a bite; instead, it simply scrapes away sawdust-like particles.
Scraping produces heat, which can glaze, burn, or mar the
cut -- in extreme cases, can even overheat the bit so as to
destroy its hardness.
In addition, it is more difficult to control a router when the bit
is scraping instead of cutting. With practically no load on the
motor the bit will be revolving at close to top RPM, and will
have a much greater than normal tendency to bounce off the
sides of the cut (especially, if the wood has a pronounced
grain with hard and soft areas). As a result, the cut produced
may have rippled, instead of straight sides. See Figure 15.
"Too-slow feeding" can also cause your router to take off in a
wrong direction from the intended line of cut. Always grasp
and hold your router firmly with both hands when routing.
You can detect "too-slow feeding" by the runaway too-highly
pitched sound ofthe motor;or by feeling the "wiggle" of the bit
in the cut.
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OPERATION
DEPTH
OF CUT
As previously mentioned, the depth of cut is important because it affects the rate of feed which, in fLu'n, affects the
quality of a cut (and, also, the possibility of damage to your
bit). A deep cut requires a slower feed than a shallow one, and
a too deep cut will cause you to slow the feed so much that
the bit is no longer cutting, it is scraping, instead.
Making a deep cut is never advisable. The smaller bits -especially those only 1/16 in. in diameter-- are easily broken
off when subjected to too much side thrust. A large enough bit
may not be broken off, but if the cut is too deep a rough cut
will result -- and it may be very difficult to guide and control
the bit as desired. For these rea_sona, we recommend that
several passes be made to reach deeper cuts. See Figure 16.
DEPTH
OF _UT
I 2ND. PASS
_ 1ST. PASS I
I_.rl 1ST. PASS
2ND.PASSl I
/ ,
I
To make deeper cuts it is therefore necessary to make as
many successive passes as required, lowering the bit for
each new pass. In order to save time, do all the cutting
necessary at one depth setting, before lowering the bit for the
next pass. This will also assure a uniform depth when the final
pass is completed. See Figure 17.
DIRECTION
OF FEED AND THRUST
ROUTER FEED
See Figure 18.
D'REC2'O"
The router motor and bit revolve in a clockwise direction. This
gives the tool a slight tendency to twist (in your hands) in a
counterclockwise direction, especially when the motor revs
up (as at starting).
END
ROUT
1
GRAINS
FIRST
Because of the extremely high speed of bit rotation during a
"proper feeding" operation, there is very little kickback to
contend with under normal conditions. However, should the
bit strike a knot, hard grain, foreign object, etc. that would
affect the normal progress of the cutting action, there will be
a slight kickback-- sufficient to spoil the trueness of your cut
if you are not prepared. Such a kickback is always in the
direction opposite to the direction of bit rotation.
ROUTER FEED
DIRECTION
To guard against such a kickback, plan your set-up and
direction of feed so that you will always be thrusting the tool
-- to hold it against whatever you are using to guide the cut
-- in the same direction that the leading edge of the bit is
moving. In short, the thrust should be in a direction that keeps
the sharp edges of the bit continuously biting straight into new
(uncut) wood.
BIT
ROTATION
Fig. 18
GUIDE OUTSIDE
ROUTING
Whenever you are routing a groove, your travel should be in
a direction that places whatever guide you are using at the
right-hand side. In short, when the guide is positioned as
shown in the first part of Figure 19, tool travel should be left
to right and counterclockwise around curves. When the guide
is positioned as shown in the second part of Figure 19 tool
travel should be right to left and clockwise around curves. If
there is a choice, the first set-up is generally the easiest to
use. In either case, the sideways thrust you use isagainst the
guide,
'O
GUIDE INSIDE
k
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Fig. 19
OPERATION
EDGE ROUTING
Place router on workpiece, making sure the router bit does
not contact workpiece. Turn router on and let motor build to
its full speed. Begin your cut, gradually feeding cutter into
workpiece.
ROUTER
WARNING:
TOP EDGE SHAPING
Upon completion of cut, turn'motor off and let it come to e
complete stop before removing router from work surface.
WARNING:
ROUTER
WORK
GUIDE
Never pull router out of work and place upside down on
work surface before the cutter stops.
EDGING
WITH
PILOT
BITS
PILOT
- --
- _-------_.--_
See Figure 20.
Rabbets and molded edges can be cut using piloted cutters.
The pilot extends below the cutter. Some pilots are solid
extensions of the cutter. Others are ball bearing guides that
are fastened to the end of the cutter. The pilots allow the
cutters totum while the pilot followsthe edge of the workpiece.
Arbor-type bits with pilots are excellent for quick, easy, edge
shaping. They will follow workpiece edges that are either
straight or curved. The pilot prevents the bit from making too
deep a cut; and holding the pitot firmly in contact with the
workpiece edge throughout prevents the cut from becoming
too shallow.
Whenever the workpiece thickness together with the desired
depth of cut (as adjusted by router depth setting) are such
that only the top part of the edge is to be shaped (leaving at
least a 1/16in. thick uncut portion at bottom), the pilotcan ride
against the uncut portion, which will serve to guide it. See
Figure 20. However, if the workpiece is too thin or the bit set
too low so that there will be no uncut edge to ride the pilot
against, an extra board to act as a guide must be placed
under the workpiece. This "guide" board must have exactly
the same contour -- straight or curved -- as the workpiece
edge. If it is positioned so that its edge is flush with the
workpiece edge, the bit will make a full cut (in as far as the bit
radius). On the other hand, if the guide ispositioned as shown
in Figure 20 (out from the workpiece edge), the bit will make
less than a full cut -- which will alter the shape of the finished
edge.
NOTE: Ifdesired, any of the piloted bits can be used without
a pilot for edge shaping with guides, as preceding. Also, the
size (diameter) of the pilot that is used determines the
maximum cut width that can be made with the pilot against
the workpiece edge (the small pilot exposes all of the bit; the
large one reduces this amount by 1/16 in).
WHOLE
I-
EDGE SHAPING
Fig. 20
6
4 PROPER CUTTINGSEOUENCE
1/4iN.TO1 iN.
Fig. 21
When routing all the edges of a panel or board, rout the end
grain first. Any splintering that occurs at the corners will then
be removed when routing the edge. Start each side 1/4 in.
away from the end. Feed the cutter into the wood until the
pilot contacts the uncut edge. Then, slowly back the router to
shape the corner. Next, move the router forward to shape the
rest of the edge. Be careful to keep the pilot pressed against
the uncut edge. Repeat this procedure on each side of the
panel. Figure 21 shows the proper sequence of cuts to make
when edge routing four sides of a panel.
OPERATION
ROUTING
GROOVES
See Figure 22.
When muting across the face of boards, set muter at desired
depth of cut, place the edge of router base against workpiece,
and turn on your router. Slowly feed the cutter into the
workpiece along desired cutline.
WARNING:
When routing straight cuts across stock, clamp a straightedge to the workpiece to use_'as a guide. Position the
straightedge parallel to the cutline and offset the distance
between the cutting edge of the cutter and the edge of the
router base. Hold the router base against the straightedge
and rout the groove.
When routing a groove wider than the diameter of the cutter,
clamp a straightedge on both sides of the cutting line.
Position both guides parallel to the desired cutline and
spaced equal distances from the desired edges of the groove.
Rout along one guide; then, reverse direction and rout along
the other guide. Clean out any remaining waste in the center
of the groove freehand.
OPTIONAL
EDGE
GUIDE
KNOB
SCREW
ROUTER
BASE
OPTIONAL
EDGE GUIDE
A'n'ACHMENT
See Figures 23, 24, and 25.
ROUTING
WITH OPTIONAL
EDGE GUIDE
See Figures 23 and 24.
Straight cuts and grooves can be routed using an optional
edge guide attachment that may be purchased for use on
your router. The edge guide attaches to a guide holder, then
the guide bars fit into openings in the router base. Knob
screws in the base secure the guide bars in position.
WING BOLT
EDGE GUIDE ADJUSTMENT KNOB
Adjustments are made by loosening the wing bolt on guide
holder, placing the edge guide the desired distance from the
cutter, then retightening wing bolt. Fine adjustments can be
made with edge guide adjustment knob on the end of guide
holder. When routing with the edge guide attachment, hold
edge guide against the edge of workpiece as shown in figure
24.
ROUTING
CIRCLES
WITH
OPTIONAL
EDGE
GUIDE
See Figure 25.
The optional edge guide attachment can also be used for
routing circles when a piloted bit is not available or inadequate for the required job. Position the edge guide so that
the cutter is in the center opening of the edge guide. Keep
both corners of edge guide pressed against the edge to
maintain a consistent shape.
When routing the outside edge (perimeter) of a circle, feed
the router counterclockwise. When routing the inside of a
circle feed the router clockwise as shown in figure 25.
Remember that the rotation of the bit must always lead into
the workpiece rather than away from it.
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ROUTING ALONG A STAIGHTEDGE WITH
OPTIONAL EDGE GUIDE ATTACHMENT
Fig. 23
OPERATION
ROUTING WITH OPTIONAL
ROLLER GUIDE
See Figures 26 and 27.
An optional roller guide is available for use with your router.
It is useful for routing uneven edges and trimming laminates.
The roller guide attaches to the guide holder as shown in
figure 26. It can be adjusted in and out as well as up and down.
The rollerguide rides against the uncutedge oftheworkpiece.
When routing a decorative groove along an uneven edge, the
distance from roller guide to cutter should be the same as the
distance from the desired cut and the edge of the workpiece.
Fine adjustments can be made with the edge guide adjustment knob on guide holder. Tighten wing bolts securely.
When routing, keep roller pressed tight against edge of
workpiece. Carefully follow desired line of cut so that the
distance between the cut and the edge does not vary.
When trimming laminates with the roller guide, use a straight
cutting bit or a roundnose bit. Position the roller guide even
with the inside cutting edge of router bit. The roller guide
follows the edge of the workpiece while the bit trims off the
overhanging laminate. See Figure 27.
ROUTING
WITH
OPTIONAL
GUIDE
BUSHINGS
See Figures 28 and 29.
You can accurately duplicate curves and complex shapes by
fitting your router with optional template guide bushing that
extends below the subbase. The router bit passes through
the guide bushing. The guide bushing then rides against a
template.
TO INSTALL TEMPLATE
GUIDE BUSHING:
1. UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER.
LAMINATE
OPTIONAL ROLLER GUIDE
OPTIONAL
TEMPLATE
GUIDE BUSHING
Failure to unplug your router could result in accidental
starting causing serious injury.
2.
SCREW
Place router upside down on workbench.
3.
Place template guide bushing in recessed portion of
router base as shown in figure 28.
4.
Align the cutouts in guide bushing with threaded holes
in base.
5.
Secure guide bushing to router base with roundhead
screws provided.
6.
Tighten screws securely.
ALIGN
CUTOUTS
WITH
l.w...,.oj
Failure to tighten screws could cause bit to come in
contact with bushing resulting in serious injury.
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IN
" ROUTER
Fig. 27
BIT
OPERATION
ROUTING
WITH
OPTIONAL
GUIDE
BUSHINGS
(Cont'd)
Secure template to the workpiece. Set router to desired depth
of cut and turn it on. Place router base on the template with
the collar of the guide bushing against the edge of the
template. Lowercutter intothe workpiece and proceed around
template, keeping guide bushing pressed against template
edge.
ROUTER BASE
When routing with template guide bushings it is necessary to
allow for the size difference between the cutting edge of the
cutter and the face of the guide bushing collar. When making
templates, always allow for this size difference. See Figure
29.
JIDE
BUSHING COLLAR
FREEHAND ROUTING
WORKPIECE
See Figure 30.
ROUTER
When used freehand, your plunge router becomes a flexible
and versatile tool. This flexibility makes it possible to easily
rout signs, relief sculptures, etc.
SIZE
DIFFERENCE
BIT
Fig. 29
There are two basic techniques for freehand routing:
1.
Routing letters, grooves, and patterns into wood.
2.
Routing out the background, leaving the letters or pattern raised above the surface as shown in figure 30.
When freehand rouUng, we suggest the following:
1.
Draw or layout the pattern on workpiece.
2.
Choose the appropriate cutter. NOTE: A core box or
V-groove bit is often used for routing letters and engraving objects. Straight bits and ball mills are often
used to make relief carvings. Veining bits are used to
carve small, intricate details.
3.
Rout the pattern in two or more passes. Make the first
pass at 25% of the desired depth of cut. This will
provide better control as well as being a guide for the
next pass.
Freehand routing is an excellent example of how to use
the plunge routing feature of your router:
1.
Choose the appropriate cutter, set desired depth of
cut, carefully check set-up, and secure workpiece.
2.
Make a test cut in a scrap piece of wood from the same
workpiece if possible.
3.
Depress plunge release actuator and raise cutter from
any preset depth of cut. This also permits raising cutter
inside router subbase.
4.
Place router on workpiece inside pattern to be routed.
5.
Grasp handles securely and depress on-off trigger to
start your router.
6.
Let motor build to full speed, then gradually plunge
cutter into workpiece until stop bar comes into contact
with stop screw on depth stop block.
7.
Squeeze plunge lock actuator to secure depth of cut
setting.
8.
Begin routing out the pattern, continuing until a complete pass at this depth of cut has been made.
9.
Several cuts that require repositioning of router may
be needed for a particular job. If this situation exists,
depress plunge release actuator and raise cutter inside router subbase after each cut, reposition router
for next cut, gradually plunge cutter into workpiece
until stop bar contacts stop screw, squeeze plunge
lock actuator and continue routing.
10 After all cuts have been made, depreessplunge release
actuator, raise cutter inside muter subbase, remove
router from workpiece, release on-off trigger, and allow cutter to come to a complete stop.
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MAINTENANCE
, WARNING:
When servicing use only identical Craftsman replacement
_arts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or
cause product damage.
GENERAL
Only the parts shown on parts list, page 27, are intended to be
repaired or replaced by the customer. All other parts represent
an important part of the double insulation system and should
be serviced only by a qualified Sears service technician.
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most plastics
are susceptible to damage from various types of commercial
solvents and may be damaged by their use. Use clean cloths
to remove dirt, carbon dust, etc.
When electdc tools are used on fiberglass boats, sports cars,
wallboard, spackling compounds, or plaster, it has been
found that they are subject to accelerated wear and possible
premature failure, as the fiberglass chips and grindings are
highly abrasive to bearings, brushes, commutators, etc.
Consequently it is not recommended that this tool be used for
extended work on any fiberglass material, wallboard, spackling
compounds, or plaster. During any use on these materials, it
is extremely important that the tool is cleaned frequently by
blowing with an air jet.
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles, or safety glasses with side
shields during power tool operation or when blowing
dust. If operation is dusty, also wear a dust mask.
LUBRICATION
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleumbased products, penetrating oils, etc. come in contact
with plastic parts. They contain chemicals that can damage,
weaken, or destroy plastic.
All of the bearings in this tool are lubricated with a sufficient
amount of high grade lubricant for the life of the unit under
normal operating conditions. Therefore, no further lubrication
is required.
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MAINTENANCE
PROPER
CARE OF CUTTERS
PROPER
Get faster more accurate cutting results by keeping cutters
clean and sharp. Remove all accumulated pitch and gum from
cutters after each use.
When sharpening cutters, sharpen only the inside of the
cutting edge. Never grind the outside diameter. Be sure when
sharpening the end of a cutterto grind the clearance angle the
same as originally ground.
BRUSH
CARE OF COLLET
From time to time, it also becomes necessary to clean your
collet and collet nut. To do so, simply remove collet nut from
collet and clean the dust and chips that have collected. Then
return collet nut to its original position.
REPLACEMENT
See Figure 31.
Your router has externally acoessible brush assemblies
that should periodically be checked for wear,
PROCEED AS FOLLOWS
REQUIRED:
1.
WHEN
REPLACEMENT
IS
UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER.
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your router could result in accidental
starting or electric shock causing serious injury or death.
2.
Remove brush cap with a screwdriver. Brush assembly
is spring loaded and will pop out when you remove
brush cap.
3.
Remove brush assembly (brush and spring).
4.
Check for wear. If worn, always replace in pairs. Do
not replace one side without replacing the other.
5.
Reassemble using new brush assemblies. Make sure
curvature of brush matches curvature of motor and that
brush moves freely in brush tube.
6.
Replace brush cap and tighten securely.
EXTENSION
CORDS
The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of power.
To keep the loss to a minimum and to prevent tool overheating,
use an extension cord that is heavy enough to carry the
current the tool will draw.
A wire gage size (A.W.G.) of at least 14 is recommended for
an extension cord 25 feet or less in length. When working
outdoors, use an extension cord that is suitable for outdoor
use. The cord's jacket will be marked WA.
CAUTION:
Keep extension cords away from any routing area and
position the cord so that it will not get caught on lumber,
tools, etc., during routing operation.
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WARNING:
Check extension cords before each use. If damaged
replace immediately. Never use tool with a damaged
cord since touching the damaged area could cause
electrical shock resulting in serious injury.
MAINTENANCE
PLUNGE LOCK ACTUATOR ADJUSTMENTS
COMPRESSION
See Figure 32.
The plunge lock actuator has been properly set at the
factory and no initial adjustments should be required.
However, after extended use slight readjustment may be
required. If this situation occurs, make adjustments as
follows:
1.
PLUNGE
RELEASE
ACTUATOR
UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER.
PLUNGE
LOCK
ACTUATOR
SCREWS
i,
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your router could result in accidental
starting causing serious injO_/.
2.
3.
4.
1
Loosen socket head screw with a 1/8 in. hex key
(allen wrench). This step is needed to make sure
screw is not making contact with rod in base assembly.
6.
Depress plunge lock actuator until it is flush with handle
as shown in figure 33.
7.
Continue to hold plunge lock actuator flush with handle,
then turn hex key clockwise until socket head screw
touches base assembly rod. IMPORTANT: Do not
overtighten screw.
8.
Make sure hex nut remains loose while tightening
socket head screw.
9.
Once socket head screw touches base assembly red,
secure it by tightening hex nut against plunge lock
actuator.
10.
Do not let socket head screw slip or turn while tightening
hex nut.
11.
Slip compression spring over peg on plunge release
actuator. Then locate tabs on actuator in slide grooves,
Make sure that end of compression spring rests against
wall of stop pocket.
HANDLE
LOCK
HANDLE
COVER
WRENCH
HEXNUT
1/8 IN.HEX
(ALLEN WRENCH)
Loosen hex nut on bottom of plunge lock actuator with
a 7/16 in. open end wrench.
5,
12.
._OCKET
Remove lock handle cover screws and lock handle
cover. See Figure 32.
NOTE THE LOCATION OF PLUNGE RELEASE
ACTUATOR
AND COMPRESSION
SPRING IN
HANDLE. Reassembly of all parts removed must
be identical in order for plunge lock and plunge
release actuators to function properly,
PLUNGE
LOCK
ACTUATOR
Carefully replace handle cover and handle cover
screws. Make sure plunge release actuator and
compression spring are properly seated.
13. Tighten handle cover screws securely.
When properly adjusted, plunge lock actuator will make
contact with base assembly rod when it is flush with handle.
By squeezing plunge lock actuator past this point, a friction
lock situation occurs. This is what locks your router at
desired depth of cut settings.
The plunge release actuator is spring loaded. When engaged,
it pushes the plunge lock actuator past the flush point in the
opposite direction. This loosens socket head screw, releasing
pressure from rod in base assembly.
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COMPRESSION
SPRING
Fig. 32
PEG
PLUNGE
RELEASE
ACTUATOR
ON
ACTUATOR
GROOVE
PLUNGE LOCK
ACTUATOR SHOWN
USH POSITION
HEXNUT
MAINTENANCE
DEPTH CONTROL KNOB ADJUSTMENTS
See Figure34.
The depth control knob is spring loaded against hex nut to
prevent router motor from accidentally separating from router
base. If depth control knob is tumed too far up depth
adjustment rod, the spring will cause depth control knob to
pop off before hex nut. Do not remove hex nut. It should
remain on depth adjustment rod at all times. This is
especially important when using router upside down on a
router table.
TO REPLACE DEPTH CONTROL
1.
DEPTH
CONTROL
KNOB:
UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER.
II
WARNING:
Failure to unplug your router could result in accidental
starting causing serious injury.
2.
Turn hex nut countemlockwise until 1/4 in. of threads
are remaining at the top of depth adjustment rod.
3.
Place compression spring on top of hex nut as shown
in figure 34.
4.
Place depth control knob on top of compression spring
and align tabs on depth control knob with flats on hex
nut.
5.
Carefully compress spring by pushing down on top of
depth control knob.
6.
With spring compressed, thread depth control knob
clockwise onto depth adjustment rod.
7.
Turn depth control knob until desired depth of cut is
reached.
DEPTH
ADJUSTMENT
ROD
Do not replace depth control knob without compression
spring,
WARNING:
Replacing depth control knob without compression spring
could result in depth control knob and hex nut vibrating off
depth adjustment rod during use. This situation could
cause motor to separate from router base, resulting in
possible serious personal injury.
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COMPRESSION
1/4
FLATS _
WASHER
TABS
Fig. 34
i
MAINTENANCE
ROUTER
TABLES
WARNING:
, WARNING:
Do not use with router tables that fail to conform to safe
wood working practices and offer proper guarding for the
cutter. Failure to comply can result in an accident causing
possible serious injury.
If mounting your router to a router table, use only the three
5/16-18 UNC-2B tapped holes provided in the router base.
Use 8/16-18 UNC-2A flat head screws that are 1-1/8 in. or 11/4 in. long when mounting router to a router table. NOTE:
Router subbase must be removed in order to gain access to
the 5/16-18 UNC tapped holes.
Do not use the four 8-32 UNC-2B subbase screws or the
8-32 UNC-2B tapped subbase screw holes for mounting
router to a router table. These screws and screw holes
will not secure router to router table properly and could
result in an accident causing possible serious injury.
The use of Craftsman
reuters in router
tables offered
by other manufacturers
has not been investigated
compliance with applicable safety standards.
for
WARNING:
Do not use large router bits for freehand routing. Use of
large router bits when freehand routing could cause loss
of control or create other hazardous conditions that
could cause possible serious personal injury. When
using router table, large router bits should be used for
edging only.
HELPFUL HINTS
,/'
Always wear eye protection when routing.
J"
A safe operator is one who thinks ahead.
J"
Plan each operation before you begin.
,/
Study all safety rules and do the job safely.
#"
Don't let familiarity make you careless.
NEVER place your hands in jeopardy.
,I
Always clamp workpiece securely before routing.
,/"
Make certain clamps can't loosen while in use.
,/
Make set-up adjustments
J
Provide for smoother operation by cleaning your router frequently. Shake router or blow with an air jet to remove
sawdust build-up.
•/
Keep cutters clean and properly sharpened.
#"
Check depth of cut settings carefully. Don't waste lumber by making too deep a cut. Make several shallow passes,
lowering the cutter for each new pass.
•/
Test difficult set-ups on scrap -- Don't waste lumber.
•/
THINK SAFETY BY THINKING AHEAD.
carefully. Then double check. Measure twice and cut once.
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NOTES
Page 25
CRAFTSMAN
ROUTER - MODEL NUMBER 315.275100
SEENOTE"A"
NOTE: "A"- The assembly shown represents an important part of the Double Insulated System. To avoid the possibility of alteration or damage to the
system, service should be performed by your nearest Sears Repair Center. Contact your nearest Sears Retail Store for Service Center
information.
Pap_, 26
CRAFTSMAN
ROUTER - MODEL NUMBER 315,275100
]
l ....
The
modelornumber
will be found
a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your I
ROUTER
when ordering
repairon
pads.
PARTS LIST
Key
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
Part
Number
622167-028
970738-002
970742-001
974433-001
970743-001
970740-001
931744-006
622171-055
970760-001
970758-001
971094-001
970762-001
970736-001
617966-030
970764-001
970875-001
974012-001
974016-001
973844-001
970770-001
931744-063
703493-820
970720-202
622931-008
970734-001
970717-002
970715-002
622347-017
622167-070
970718-002
970719-001
989177-000
970866-002
971137-001
607406-005
706382-817
970732-001
970864-001
614658-010
40
970865-001
*
*
*
*
*
*
Description
Quan.
Retaining Ring ..............................................
1
Torsion Spring ..............................................
1
Stop Plug ......................................................
1
Clamp Bolt ....................................................
1
Keyed Washer ..............................................
1
Screw (#1/4-28 x 1-5/8 In. Hex Soc. Hd.) ..... 1
Washer **STD551225 .................................. 1
Hex Nut (#1/4-28) ......................................... 1
Lock Actuator ................................................
1
Lock Handle Cover ....................................... 1
Posilock Label ...............................................
1
Release Actuator ..........................................
1
Compression Spring ..................................... 1
Screw (#8-10 x 5/8 In. Pan Hd.) ................... 5
Brush _,,__ap
.....................................................
2
Brush Assembly ............................................ 2
Data Plate .....................................................
1
Logo Plate .....................................................
1
112 In. Collet Nut ........................................... 1
Zero Reset Indicator ..................................... 1
Washer ..........................................................
1
Washer ..........................................................
1
Retainer Plate ...............................................
1
Screw (#6-32 x 318 In. Fil. Hd.) ..................... 2
Compression Spring ..................................... 1
Adjustment Knob .......................................... 1
Lock Knob .....................................................
1
Spring Washer ..............................................
1
Retaining Ring ..............................................
1
Depth Stop Bar ............................................. 1
Stop Bar Pinion .............................................
1
Retaining Ring Kit ......................................... 1
Depth Control Knob .................................
1
Compression Spring ................... :................. 1
Hex N,.ut(#3/8-16) ......................................... 2
Washer ..........................................................
1
Depth Adjustment Rod .................................. 1
Chip Shield ...................................................
1
Screw (#8-32 x 3/8 In. Pan Hd.)
**STD510803 ................................................
1
Subbase ........................................................
1
Key
No.
41
Part
Number
622183-042
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
970755-204
970772-001
967711-000
970722-006
705404-801
940021-006
706239-830
622347-019
970712-001
970741-001
970754-001
970723-001
974252-003
55
974252-005
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
974518-002
622167-071
974096-001
607896-001
970729-001
971705-001
971706-001
971308-001
969355-001
971311-001
971309-001
606066-006
971306-001
931744-063
060721-630
060721-530
060721-430
060721-030
972160-001
969357-002
***
***
***
***
***
***
76
972421-000
***
972000-258
Description
Quan.
* Screw (#8-32 x 3/8 In. Flat Hd.)
**STD510803 ................................................
4
Base Assembly .............................................
1
Compression .__pring..................................... 1
1/4 In. Steel Ballll............................................
1
Depth Stop Block (Turret) ............................. 1
* Hex Nut (#10-24) .......................................... 3
* Screw (#10-24 x 1/2 In. Cap Soc. Hd.) ......... 3
Washer ..........................................................
1
Spring Washer ..............................................
1
Shoulder Screw ............................................
1
Dust Boot ......................................................
2
Compression Spdng ..................................... 2
Guide Pin ......................................................
2
1/2 In. Collet Assembl)!.
(Includes One Of Key Nos. 58 and 59) ......... 1
1/4 In. Collet Assembly
(Includes One Of Key Noso 58 and 59) ......... 1
Combination Wrench (3/8 In.-7/8 In.) ............ 1
Retaining Ring ..............................................
4
Shoulder Screw ............................................
2
*
Retainin_Rning ..............................................
2
Optional..nob Screw ....................................
2
Optional Roller Guide ...................................
1
Optional Slide Plate ......................................
1
Optionat Wing Bolt ........................................
2
Optional Edge Guide ....................................
1
Optional Guide Holder ..................................
1
Optional Edge Guide Adjustment Knob ........ 1
Optional Screw_#10-32 x 3/8 In. Pan Hd.) ...2
Optional Guide Bushing ................................ 1
Optional Washer ...........................................
2
Guide Bushing w/Nut (1/4 In. x 5/16 In.) ....... 1
Guide Bushing w/Nut (1/4 In. x 3/8 In.} ......... 1
Guide Bushing w/Nut (1/2 In. x 5/8 In.) ......... 1
Guide Bushing w/Nut (11/32 In. x 7/16 In.)... 1
Guide Bushing Adapter ................................. 1
Optional Roller Guide Assembly
(_IncludesKey Nos. 61, 62, 63 &69) ............. 1
Optional Guide Holder w/Hardware
(includes Key Nos. 60, 63, 64, 65, 66 & 69), 1
Owner's Manual
* Standard Hardware Item m May Be Purchased Locally
** Available From Div.98 ---Source 980.00
*** Optional Accessory (Not Shown) -- May Be Purchased For Use On Your New Plunge Router
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