Craftsman 320.27669 Operator`s manual

Operator's
Manual
12.0 Amp, Variable Speed,
2 Peak HP Digital Plunge Base
Router
Model No. 320.27669
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WARNING:
To reduce
the risk of
injury, the user must read and
understand the Operator's
manual
before using this product.
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WARRANTY
SAFETY
UNPACKING
DESCRiPTiON
OPERATION
MAINTENANCE
TROUBLESHOOTING
ESPANOL
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, iL 60179 U.S.A.
www,craftsman,com
Warranty
page 2
Safety Symbols
page 3-4
Safety Instructions
page 5-10
Unpacking
Page 10-11
Description
page 12-14
Operation
page 15-31
Maintenance
page 32-33
Troubleshooting
page 34-36
Exploded
page 37-43
View and Part List
Sears Repair Parts Phone Number
CRAFTSMAN
Back Cover
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR ONE YEAR from the date of purchase, this product is warranted
against any defects in material or workmanship. With proof of
purchase, defective product will be replaced free of charge.
For warranty coverage details to obtain free replacement,
web site: www.craftsman.com
visit the
This warranty is void if this product is ever used while providing
commercial services or if rented to another person.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears Brands Management
Corporation,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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AI& 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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS!
This router has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable.
Safety, performance,
and dependability
have been given top priority in the
design of this product making it easy to maintain and operate.
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The purpose
of safety symbols
is to attract
your attention
to possible
dangers.
The safety symbols and the explanations
with them deserve your careful
attention and understanding.
The symbol warnings do not, by themselves,
eliminate any danger. The instructions and warnings they give are no
substitutes
for proper accident prevention measures.
WARNING:
Be sure to read and understand all safety instructions
in this
manual, including all safety alert symbols such as "DANGER,"
"WARNING,"
and "CAUTION,"
before using this router. Failure to follow all instructions
listed
in this manual may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
SYMBOL
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SIGNAL
MEANING
SAFTY ALERT
SYMBOL:
May be used in conjunction
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DANGER:
Indicates
Indicates
DANGER,
with other symbols
a hazardous
situation
WARNING,
OR CAUTION.
or pictographs
which,
if not avoided,
will result
in death or serious injury. This signal word is to be limited to the most extreme
situations .Always follow the safety precautions
to reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, and personal injury.
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WARNING:
Indicates
a hazardous
situation
which,
if not avoided,
could
result in death or serious injury. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce
the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury.
,_ CAUTION: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could
result in minor or moderate injury. It may also be used without the safety alert
symbol as an alternative to "NOTICE"2 Always follow the safety precautions to
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury.
NOTICE: "NOTICE" is the
related to personal injury.
word. As an alternative to
alert symbol may be used
Damage
Prevention
preferred signal word to address practices not
The safety alert symnol not be used with this signal
"NOTICE", the word "CAUTION" without the safety
to indicate amessage not related to personal injury.2
and Information
Messages
These inform the user of important information and/or instructions that could
lead to equipment or other property damage if they are not followed. Each
message is preceded by the word "NOTE," as in the example below:
NOTE: Equipment
not followed.
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WARNING:
and/or
property damage
may result if these instructions
To ensure safety and reliability,
at a Sears Parts & Repair Service
WARNING:
foreign
severe
always
and a
all repairs should
are
be performed
Center.
The operation
of any power tools can result in
objects being thrown into your eyes, which can result in
eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation,
wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shield
full face shield when needed. We recommend
a Wide
Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety
glasses with side shields. Always use eye protection which is
marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1
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SAVE THESE
iNSTRUCTiONS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them
and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation
of these symbols will allow you to
operate the tool better and more safely.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIG NATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency
W
Watt
Power
min
Minutes
Alternating
Direct
no
Class
.../min
Current
Current
Rotational
Per Minute
Read The Operator's
Safety
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Double-insulated
at no load
construction
Alert
Manual
Do not expose
locations.
speed,
to rain or use in damp
read and understand
operator's
manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must
before using this product.
glasses with side shields and a full face
Always wear safety goggles or safety
shield when operating this product.
Precautions
No Hands
Symbol
Failure will
blade
to result
keep your
in serious
hands personal
away frominjury.
the
No Hands
Symbol
blade
in serious
Failure will
to result
keep your
hands personal
away frominjury.
the
No Hands
Symbol
blade
in serious
Failure will
to result
keep your
hands personal
away frominjury.
the
No Hands
Symbol
blade
in serious
Failure will
to result
keep your
hands personal
away frominjury.
the
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that involve
your safety.
Alert
Hot Surface
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speed,
of current
Revolutions,
strokes, surface
orbits, etc., per minute
Eye Protection
O
Type of current
Type or a characteristic
II Construction
Wet Conditions
per second)
Time
No Load Speed
]
(cycles
To
reduce
the with
risk of
damage,
avoid
contact
anyinjury
hot or
surface.
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GENERAL
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POWER TOOL SAFETY WARNINGS
WARNING:
the warnings
injury.
Read all safety
and instructions
warnings
and instructions.
Failure to follow
may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious
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Know your power tool. Read the operator's manual carefully. Learn the
applications, as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire or serious injury.
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Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and use them to instruct
others who may use this tool. if someone borrows this tool, make sure they
have these instructions also.
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The term "power tool" in the warnings
(corded} power tool or battery-operated
WORK
refers to your mains-operated
(cordless) power tool.
AREA SAFETY
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Keep the work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
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Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the
presence of flammable
liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks
which may ignite the dust or fumes.
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Keep children and bystanders
away while operating
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
ELECTRICAL
a power tool.
SAFETY
Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any
way. Do not use any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded}
power tools.
Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock
Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded
surfaces such as pipes,
radiators,
ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric
shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
Water entering
a
Inspect the tool cords periodically and, if damaged,
have them repaired
at your nearest Sears Service Center. Be aware of the cord location.
Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or
unplugging
the power tool. Keep the cord away from heat, oil, sharp
edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of
electric shock.
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When operating
a power tool outdoors,
use an extension
cord suitable
for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of
electric shock.
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If operating
a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable,
use a
ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCl} protected
supply. Use of a GFCI
reduces the risk of electric shock.
PERSONAL
SAFETY
Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when
operating
a power tool. Do not use the tool while tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication.
A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
Know your power tool. Read the operator's manual carefully. Learn the
applications, as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire or serious injury.
Always wear safety glasses or eye shields when using this router. Everyday
eyeglasses have only impact-resistant lenses; they are not safety glasses.
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Protect
your lungs. Wear a face mask or dust mask if the operation
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Protect your hearing. Wear appropriate personal hearing protection during
use. Under some conditions noise from this product may contribute to
hearing loss.
All visitors and bystanders
must wear the same safety equipment
operator of the router wears.
is dusty.
that the
Prevent unintentional
starting. Ensure that the switch is in the OFF-position
before connecting to a power source and/or battery, picking up or carrying
the tool. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or energizing
power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
Remove any adjusting
key or wrench before turning the power tool on.
A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result
in personal injury.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
This
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or
long hair can be caught in moving parts.
If devices are provided for the connection
of dust extraction
and
collection
facilities,
ensure that these are connected
and properly
Use of these devices can reduce dust-related
hazards.
used.
POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
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Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your
application.
The correct power tool will do the job better and more safely at
the rate for which it was designed.
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Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any
power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must
be repaired.
Always check the tool for damaged parts before use. Before further
use of the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully
checked to determine if it will operate properly and perform its intended
function. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of
parts, and any other condition that may affect the tool's operation. A guard
or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced at a
Sears Service Center.
Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the battery from the
power tool before making any adjustments,
changing accessories,
or
storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the power tool accidentally.
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Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow
persons unfamiliar
with the power tool or these instructions to operate
the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment
or binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts and any other condition
that may affect the
power tool operation.
If damaged,
have the power tool repaired before
use. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
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Keep cutting
sharp cutting
tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with
edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
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Use the power tool, accessories,
tool bits, etc., in accordance
with
these instructions, taking into account the working conditions
and the
work to be performed. Use of the power tool for operations different from
those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
_, WARNING: When using power tools, basic safety precautions should always
be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury.
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WARNING:
The operation
of any tool can result in foreign objects
being
propelled into your eyes, resulting in severe eye damage. When operating
power tool, always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields
a full face shield when needed.
WARNING:
if any parts are missing, do not operate the tool until the missing
parts have been replaced.
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and
Doing so could result in serious personal injury.
SAFETY
Nave your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only
identical replacement
parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power
tool is maintained.
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If any part of this router is missing or should break, bend, or fail in any
way; or should any electrical component fail to perform properly: shut off
the power switch and remove the plug from the power source and have the
missing, damaged, or failed parts replaced before resuming operation.
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Tool service must be performed only at a Sears Parts & Repair Service
Center. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could
result in a risk of injury.
Use only identical replacement
parts when servicing a tool. Follow the
instructions in the maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized
parts or failure to follow maintenance instructions may create a risk of
electric shock or injury.
SPECiFiC
SAFETY
RULES FOR ROUTER
Hold power tools by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an
operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord.
Contact with a "live" wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool" live" and
shock the operator.
Use clamps or another practical
way to support and secure the
workpiece
to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against
body leaves it unstable and may lead to loss of control.
your
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Maintain
a firm grip o the router with both hands to resist starting torque.
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Never attempt to use the router motor without first installing it in an
approved fixed base. Failure to heed this warning could result in personal
injury and damage to the motor.
Make sure that the motor housing does not move up or down when
clamped in the fixed base. If the motor is not securely clamped into the
base, injury could result and adjustments will not be accurate.
Do not hand=hold the router in an upside down or horizontal position.
The motor can separate from the base if not properly attached according to
the instructions.
Tighten the coliet/nut
securely to prevent the cutter bit from slipping, if
the collet/nut is not securely tightened, the cutter bit may detach during use,
causing serious personal injury.
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Never tighten
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Never hold the piece being cut in your hands or across your legs. it is
important to support and clamp the workpiece properly in order to minimize
body exposure, bit binding, or loss of control.
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Always
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Stay alert and clear the router cutter bit path of any obstructions
before
starting the motor. Keep cutting area clear of all foreign objects while the
motor is running.
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keep the chip shield
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clean and in place.
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Inspect
and remove
a[[ nails from
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Check
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Make sure that the cutter bit is not in contact with the workpiece
before
the switch is turned on. The bit must always be running at full speed before
contacting the workpiece.
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Keep hands clear of the cutter bit when the motor is running to prevent
personal injury.
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Provide clearance
through-cutting.
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Keep cutting
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Use only sharp cutter bits that are not chipped
will cause stalling and burn the workpiece.
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Never use this router
diameter.
to see that the cord
under
pressure
lumber before
wi[[ not "hang
the workpiece
constant.
motor
up" during
routing
operation.
for the router cutter bit when
Do not overload
with a cutter
routing.
the motor.
or cracked.
bit larger
Blunt cutter bits
than 3=1/2 inches in
Always use cutter bits that are designed for this router. Never use cutter
bits which are larger in diameter than the opening in the router subbase. Cutter bits that have cutter diameters larger than the opening could
cause possible loss of control or create other hazardous condition that could
cause serious personal injury.
The sub-base
on this fixed base router has an opening of 1=1/4 inches.
To use cutter bits with a larger diameter, install and use a sub-base with a
larger diameter opening (sold separately at Sears stores or other Craftsman
outlets).
Do not use large router cutter bits for freehand
routing. Use of large
cutter bits when freehand routing could cause loss of control or create
hazardous conditions that could result in serious personal injury, if using a
router table, large bits should be used for edging only.
Be sure that the cutter bit is centered in a template
guide (sold
separately) prior to template guide applications to avoid personal injury or
damage to finished work.
Do not remove more than 1/8 inch in a single pass. Excessive depth of
cut can result in loss of control that could result in personal injury.
After completing
a cut, turn the motor OFF and let it come to complete
stop before removing
router from workpiece.
Let the motor come to a complete stop
Cutter bits coast after the power is turned
before
off.
putting
the router
down.
Only use router tables with on=board switch=controlled
receptacles.
Failure to use router tables with all the appropriate safety features could
result in serious personal injury.
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Disconnect
adjustments
the tool from the power source
or changing cutter bits.
before making any
if you are changing a bit immediately after use, be careful not to touch
the collet/nut
or cutter bit with your hands or fingers. The heat buildup
from cutting could cause severe burns. Always use the wrench provided.
Avoid "climb cutting;" see "OPERATION" section in this manual "Climb cutting"
increases the chance for loss of control resulting in possible serious injury.
,_ WARNING: Your router should never be connected to the power source
when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or removing bits,
cleaning, or when it is not in use. Disconnecting
the router will prevent accidental
starting, which could cause serious personal injury.
When unpacking the box, do not discard
contents are accounted for:
any packing
1.
Carefully
2.
Open the carton to locate the following:
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materials
until all of the
lift the router out of carton and place it on a stable, flat surface.
Vacuum
port and 2 screws
used to attach
it to the base
Chip shield ( already installed on router )
1/4 inch .collets/nut
Collet/nut
is already installed
on router )
wrench
Depth-Adjustment
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( (the 1/2 in. collet/nut
Wrench
Edge Guide
Manual
3.
Inspect the items carefully to make sure that no breakage or damage has
occurred during shipping. If any of the items mentioned is missing, (refer to
"PARTS LIST" illustration), return the router to your nearest Sears store to
have the router replaced.
WARNING:
If any part is broken or missing, do not attempt
to assemble
the
router, plug in the power cord, or operate the router until the broken or missing
part is replaced. Failure to do so could result in possible serious injury.
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CARTON
CONTENTS/LOOSE
PARTS (Fig.l)
Plunge Base and Digital Router motor with 1/2 inch Collet/
Nut
Vacuum
Port
Chip shield ( already installed on router )
2 screws
(for attaching
vacuum
port)
1/4 inch Collet/Nut
Edge guide
Depth-adjustment
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wrench
wrench
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KNOW YOUR DiGiTAL
ROUTER
(Fig. 2)
NOTE: Before attempting to use your router, familiarize
operating features and safety requirements.
yourself with all of the
Your plunge base router has a precision-built
electric motor and it should only
be connected to a 120-volt, 60-Hz AC only power supply (normal household
current). Do not operate on direct current (DC). This large voltage drop will cause
a loss of power and the motor will overheat. If the router does not operate when
plugged into a correct 120-volt, 60-Hz AC only outlet, check the power supply.
This router has an 8-ft., 2-wire power cord (no adapter needed).
Fig. 2
Motor housing precision
milled cast aluminum for exact fit
Digital display
housing
Toggle Switch
Super-fine
adjl
base
Depth indicators
_indle lock
Depth rod
knob
Depth rod
Non-marring
Super-fine
adjustment
sub-base
screw
"Live Tool
Depth sto_
and
construction
ght
_-ft. Power Cord
Ergonomic handles
Self-releasing
Collet/Nuts System :
1/4 and 1/2-inch collets/nuts
Plunge depth
locking lever
Quick Lever
Vacuum port
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WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity with the router to cause a lack of alertness. A
fraction of a second of carelessness
is enough to cause severer injury
PRODUCT
SPECiFiCATiONS
Rating
12.0Amps
No Load Speed
10000-25000
Peak HP
2
Input
120-volt,
Collets/Nuts
and Cutter
bit Shank
RPM
60Hz AC
1/4 in. and 1/2 in.
Diameters
Plunge Base Diameter
6-11/16"
Sub Base Opening (Diameter for
1-1/4 inches
cutter bit use)
Sub Base Thickness
0.23 inch (6mm)
Plunge Base Depth of Cut
2-1/8 inches (55mm)
WARNING: The safe use of this product requires an understanding
of the
information on the tool and in this operator's manual, as well as knowledge of
the project you are attempting. Before use of this product, familiarize yourself
with all operating features and safety rules.
This Plunge Router has the following
1.
features:
Powerful, 12.0 Amp soft start motor develops 2 Peak HP to handle most
routing jobs.
2.
Bectronic Feedback Circuitry provides soft starts for longer motor life, and
maintains constant speed under load to help produce a quality finish in all materials.
3.
Variable=Speed
Motor
4.
Variable=Speed
size.
allows matching
runs at 10,000 to 25,000
RPM (no-load speed).
proper speed to material and cutter bit
5. Quick=clamp System allows motor to be changed from fixed to plunge base
without use of tools.
6.
Plunge Base features Fine and Micro Depth Rod Adjustments
Stops for precise set-ups and repetitive cutting.
7.
Smooth Plunge Action
8.
Protective Plunge Post Bellows
and moisture.
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with Turret
lowers bit into workpiece at 90°for more accurate cutting.
protect guideposts
from woodchips,
dust,
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9.
Spindle Lock for easy 1 wrench bit changes. Includes 1/4 and 1/2 inch
Self-Releasing
Collets/Nuts for use with a wide variety of 1/4 in. and 1/2 in.
router bits, sold separately.
10. 100% Ball Bearings
for smooth,
efficient
operation
and long life.
11. Base Features Large Base Openings and Large Chip Shield, combined
LED Worklights on motor to provide high visibility of bit and workpiece.
with 3
12. Durable Non=marring Sub-base glides smoothly over workpiece. The subbase installed on this router has an opening of 1-1/4 inches. To use cutter
bits with larger diameters, please disassembly vaccum port and use
sub-bases with larger openings, sold separately at Sears stores or other
Craftsman outlets.
13. Motor Housing
Cast Aluminum
constructed
for strength
14. High-impact resistant Motor
protect tool from damage.
of High Density Nylon and Precision
and exact fit into bases.
Housing
15. Conveniently located ON/OFF
visibility, easy access.
toggle
Milled
Top Cap and Handles on Bases help
switch,
side mounted
for added
16. Vacuum Port allows base to attach to 1-1/4 inches vac hose attachment,
sold separately.
17. Large 1" X1-1/2" LCD Screen
suggests bits selection
provides
digital readings
of motor speed and
18. "Live Tool Indicator"
light is green when router is plugged into a power
source. Light is located on motor housing top cap next to power cord inlet.
19. Replaceable
Brushes
(sold separately)
for dependable
service.
20. Includes carry bag for easy carrying and storage.
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NOTE: This tool is shipped completely assembled. To change the router motor
from one base to another, install or remove cutter bits or add accessories such
as vacuum ports for hook-up to vacs, see the following instructions.
SELECTING THE CUTTER BiT
This router comes with 1/4 in. and 1/2 in. collets/nuts
1/2 inch shanks.
that accept
1/4 inch and
WARNING: The sub-base installed on this router has an opening of 1-1/4
inches. To use cutter bits with larger diameters, please disassembly vaccum port
and use sub-bases with larger openings, sold separately at Sears stores or other
Craftsman outlets.
WARNING:
Always turn the motor off and unplug the router
before making
any adjustments or installing accessories. Failure to unplug the router could
result in accidental starting, which can cause serious personal injury.
INSTALLING
AND REMOVING
iNSTALLiNG
THE CUTTER
THE CUTTER
BIT
BiT
1.
Turn motor off and unplug from power source.
2.
Remove
motor housing from the plunge base.
NOTE: See the instructions
from the plunge base.
for installing
and removing
on the motor housing
3.
Set the motor upside down on its top cap, with collet/nut
4.
Press the spindle-lock
collet/nut. (Fig. 3)
5.
Place the wrench
on the collet/nut
collet/nut
so it can accept
6.
slightly
pointing
up.
button to engage and lock the spindle shaft and
Insert the cutter bit shank into
the collet/nut assembly as
far as it will go, then back the
shank out until the cutters are
and turn it counterclockwise
to loosen the
cutter bit shank.
l Fig. 3
Nut
Collet
Spindle
Lock
approximately
1/8 to 1/4 inch
away from the face of the collet/
nut. (Fig. 4, 4a)
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NOTE: To ensue proper gripping of the cutter
bit shank and minimize run-out, the shank of
the cutter bit must be inserted into the collet/
nut at least 5/8 inch.
7.
With the cutter bit inserted and spindlelock button pressed in engaging shaft,
place the wrench on collet/nut and turn
clockwise until the collet/nut is firmly
tightened on the cutter bit shank.
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WARNING:
Tighten the collet/nut
securely to prevent the cutter bit from
slipping. If the collet/nut is not securely
tightened, the cutter bit may detach during
use, causing serious personal injury.
Fig, 4
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Cutters
B it Shank
"J
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Spindle
Fig. 4a
. Cutters
_
Collet /
NOTE: To prevent damage to tool, do not tighten
the collet/nut without a cutter bit installed.
REMOVING
THE CUTTER
BiT
1.
Turn the motor off and unplug the router
from the power source.
2.
Remove the motor from the fixed base.
NOTE: See the instructions
the plunge base.
for installing
and removing
the motor housing from
3.
Set the motor upside down on its top cap, with collet/nut
4.
Press the spindle-lock
collet/nut. (Fig. 3)
5.
Place the wrench
collet/nut
6.
Remove
pointing
up.
button to engage and lock the spindle shaft and the
on the collet/nut
and turn counterclockwise
to loosen the
slightly.
cutter bit shank.
NOTE: The collet/nut is self-releasing;
it is necessary to strike the collet/nut
to free the router cutting bit. If the cutter bit seems stuck after use, loosen the
collet/nut a litter more until it releases.
COLLET/NUT
CARE
Before each use, inspect the collet/nut
gripping the cutter bit properly.
to make sure that it is clean and that it is
With the router cutter bit removed, turn the collet/nut
spindle-lock
engaged) until it is free from the motor's
counterclockwise
spindle shaft.
Blow the collet out with compressed
air, and clean the tapered
collet/nut with a tissue or a fine brush.
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A
Jl_ WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields
during power tool operations, or when blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also
wear a dust mask.
Always make sure that the cutter bit shank, collet/nut and motor spindle are
clean and free of woodchips, dust, residue, grease and rust before installing a
cutter bit or collet/nut.
Apply a slight amount
of machine
Replace a worn or damaged
oil to the spindle shaft if it looks dry.
collet/nut
immediately.
NOTE: The collet/nut is self-releasing;
it is not necessary to strike the collet/nut
to free the router cutter bit. If the cutter bit seems to be stuck after use, loosen
the collet/nut a little more until it releases.
CUTTER
BiTS
Keep cutter bits clean and sharp only the inside of the cutting edge for faster,
more accurate cutting results. Remove all accumulated
pitch and gum from
cutter bits after each use.
When sharpening cutter bits, sharpen only the inside of the cutting edge. Never
grind the outside diameter. Be sure, when sharpening the end of a cutter bit, to
grind so that the clearance angle the same as originally ground.
iNSTALLiNG THE ROUTER MOTOR iN THE BASE (Fig. 5)
WARNING: Never use the router
motor without installing it into either an
approved fixed or plunge base. Failure
to do so could result in serious personal
injury and damage to motor.
Fig. 5
WARNING: Always turn the motor
off and unplug the router from the power
source before making any adjustments
or installing accessories. Failure to turn
the motor off and unplug the router
could result in accidental starting, which
can cause serious personal injury.
B
1.
Turn the motor off and unplug the
router from the power source.
2.
Place the plunge base on a flat surface.
3.
With the back of the plunge base facing you, open the motor clamp (A) and
make sure the plunge action is in "UP" position, with the plunge lock lever
(B) be locked down.
4.
With the motor housing pin (C) aligned with the plunge base slot (D), lower
the motor housing into the plunge base engaging the pin into the slot.
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5.
Slide the motor into the base as far as it will go.
6.
Close the motor clamp securely.
NOTE: When making depth adjustments
should always be closed securely.
REMOVING
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THE MOTOR
WARNING:
on the plunge base, the motor clamp
FROM THE BASE (Fig. 5}
Always turn the motor off and unplug the router from the power
source before making any adjustments or installing accessories. Failure to turn
the motor off and unplug the router could result in accidental starting, which can
cause serious personal injury.
1.
Turn the motor off and unplug the router from the power source.
2.
Place the router (plunge
3.
With the back of the plunge base facing you, open the motor clamp (A) and
make sure plunge action is in "UP" position, with the plunge lock lever (B)
locked down.
4.
Lift the motor straight up out of the base, sliding the motor housing
free from the slot (D) in the plunge base.
5.
Set the motor upside down on its top cap with the collet pointing
remove the bit.
base and motor housing) on a flat surface.
pin (C)
up and
WARNING: Always remove the cutter bits from the collet/nut when the
router is not being used. Leaving bits installed could result in an accidents
causing serious personal injury.
ADJUSTING
THE DEPTH OF CUT
WARNING:
Your router should never be turned on or be connected
to the
power source when you are assembling parts, making adjustments,
installing
or removing collets/nuts and cutter bits, cleaning or when it is not in use.
Disconnecting the router will prevent accidental starting, which could cause
serious
personal
PLUNGING
injury.
ACTION
Fig. 6
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(Fig. 6}
The plunge base features simplify
depth adjustment and allow the cutter
bit to be accurately lowered into the
workpiece for more precise set-ups.
To lower the cutter bit, release the
plunge-lock lever by moving it "up" to
the unlocked position.
Apply an even, downward
pressure
on
the plunge action until the cutter bit
reaches the desired depth, then move
the plunge-lock
lever "down" to the
locked position.
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To raise the bit and the plunge action, unlock the plunge-lock lever. The plunge
action will automatically retract from the workpiece and return to the raised position.
Always have the plunge action
not cutting in the workpiece.
DEPTH-STOP
in the raised position
ROD AND DEPTH-STOP
The depth-stop
rod and the depthstop turret are used to control the
plunge action cutting depth as follows:
1.
TURRET
and locked when the bit is
(Fig. 7}
Fig. 7
Turn the motor off and unplug the
router from the power source.
2. Place the router on a flat, level surface.
3.
With the cutter bit already been
installed, lower the plunge action
until the cutter bit makes contact
with the flat, level surface the router
is sitting on. Lock the plunge depth
locking lever (F). This position is
zero - "0" from which further depth
adjustments can be made.
4.
To set a desired depth-of-cut,
rotate depth-stop
turret until the lowest step
of the turret (A) is aligned directly under the depth-stop
rod (B). Loosen the
depth rod locking knob (C) and lower the depth-stop
rod (B) until it contacts
the lowest step on the turret (A).
5.
Slide the clear plastic depth-indicator (D) until the red line on the indicator is lined
up with zero- "0", marked in black on the bottom of the depth scale. (This is now
the indicating point at which the bit makes contact with the workpiece).
6.
To set a desired cutting depth, slide the depth-stop
rod (B) up until the red
line on the clear plastic depth-indicator
points to your desired cutting depth
on the depth scale (E). Secure the depth-stop
rod (B) at this position by
tightening the depth rod locking knob (C).
7.
Unlock the plunge-depth-locking
retract to the up position.
8.
The desired depth-of-cut may now be achieved by plunging the router down until
the depth-stop rod (B) contacts the selected step on the depth-stop turret (A).
lever (F) to allow the bit to automatically
NOTE: When making depth adjustments
should always be closed securely.
Using the Depth=Stop
on the plunge base, the motor clamp
Turret to Set Up Deep Cuts (Fig. 8)
NOTE: Making a single deep cut is never advisable. Smaller diameter cutting
bits are easily broken by too much side thrust and torque. Larger cutting bits will
cause a rough cut and be difficult to guide and control. For these reasons, do
not exceed 1/8 in. depth of cut in a single pass.
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To produce deep cuts, always make several progressively deeper cuts by
starting with the highest step on the depth-stop
turret, and, after each cut, rotate
the turret to the next lower step until the lowest step is reached.
Each of the steps progresses
by 1/4 inch increments. The 4 steps represent a total of
"0" inch to 3/4-inch with a full 360° rotation of the turret. Repeat this process if necessary.
Micro-adjustments
with the Depth=Stop
Rod and Depth=Stop
The depth-stop
rod has a micro adjustment
knob (A) that turns a screw (B) (inside the
rod) either clockwise or counterclockwise
to
lower or raise the depth-stop
rod on the turret
(C) for micro-fine adjustments of the plunge
depth.
Turret (Fig. 8)
Fig. 8
Each complete revolution of the Microadjustment knob adjusts the plunging depth
by approximately
1/32 inch.
A reference
indicator
line is embossed
into
the depth-stop
rod under the fine-adjustment
knob to set a reference point of "0".
When micro-adjust the plunge depth, always
make sure that the micro-adjustment
knob
has been turned down (clockwise) several
revolutions from the top before setting the
depth-stop
rod and depth-stop turret.
Always set your micro-adjustments
(or up) position.
with the plunge action locked in the raised,
To use the micro-adjustment
knob after the depth rod and turret have been set,
check the final depth setting and micro-adjust
as follows:
•
To micro-increase
the plunge depth, raise the micro-adjustment
turning the knob counterclockwise
the desired amount.
To micro-reduce
the plunge depth, lower the micro-adjustment
turning the knob clockwise the desired amount.
TOGGLE
"ON/OFF"
SWITCH
screw
by
screw by
(Fig. 9}
Your router motor is turned "ON" and "OFF"
by the toggle switch located on the top cap
of the motor housing.
The left side of the toggle switch hood (as you
face it) is marked 'T' for "On" and the right side
(as you face it) is marked "O" for "Off".
To turn the motor "ON", Push the toggle
switch to the left side marked 'T', or "On"
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To turn the motor "OFF" Push the toggle switch to the right side marked "O", or
"Off".
Always hold the routerand the cutter bit away from the workpiecewhen turning the toggle
switch
"On". Only contact the workpiece with the router and cutter bit after the router
has reached full speed. Only remove the router and cutter bit from the workpiece
after turning the router motor "OFF", and the cutter bit comes to a complete
stop.
SOFT START FEATURE
Electronic feedback control minimizes torque
twist, customary in larger router motors, by
limiting the speed at which the motor starts.
This increases the motor's life.
Fig. 10
LED WORKLIGHTS (Fig. 10)
Your router motor has 3 built-in worklights
located around the collet/nut to provide high
visibility of workpiece when cutting. These
lights are always "On" when the toggle switch
is in the "On "position.
"LIVE TOOL iNDiCATOR"
LIGHT (Fig. 11)
Your router also has a "live tool indicator"
green light, located on the motor housing top
cap where the power cord enters the motor
housing. This green light is always on when
router motor is plugged into power source.
HEAVY=DUTY
SEPARATELY)
EDGE GUIDE (SOLD
The router comes with a heavy duty edge
guide. This edge guide can be used as an aid
in routing applications such as decorative edging,
trimming, grooving, dadoing and slotting.
To attach the edge guide to the fixed or
plunge base, simply insert the edge guide
rods into the edge-guide mounting slots
either from left or the right.
Tighten the lever on
counterclockwise
to
rod (Fig. 12). Tighten
turning clockwise to
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Fig.
left by turning it
secure the edge guide
the lever on right by
secure the rod.
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NOTE: If the inner screws
require calibration:
wear down or
* Pull the lever up and turn it clockwise and
then push the lever down (Fig.13).
*
Turn the lever counterclockwise
the edge guide.
SETTING
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THE ROUTER
WARNING:
to secure
(Fig. 14}
When set the digital screen;
make sure to turn the toggle on/off switch
to the "Off" position. Failure to do so could
result in accidental starting.
1.
2.
Fig. 14
Place the router on a flat workplace; make
sure the bit is not contacting the workpiece.
Turn the toggle on/off switch to the
"Off" position.
3.
Plug the digital router in power source,
LCD screen reads the specifications
of
the router (Fig. 14).
4.
Press the key "SET", the type of bit
begins flashing. Press "+" or "-" to choose
the bit type needed.
5.
Re-press "SET", the size of bit begins flashing.
the bit size needed.
Press "+" or "-" to choose
6.
Re-press "SET", the material hardness of workpiece to be cut begins
flashing. Press "+" or "-" to choose the material of workpiece to be cut.
7.
Re-press
8.
The setting
9.
Turn the toggle on/off switch to ON.
"SET" again, exit the setting system.
speed was displayed
10. The motor will run per pre-setting
on digital screen.
speed.
NOTE: If the operator wants to control the
speed manually, Directly Press "+" or "-" to
choose speed without pressing "SET" key.
Fig. 15
NOTE: when the motor is running, "SET" key
is useless, operator can only select "+" or "_"
to change speed.
ELECTRONIC
CONTROL
VARIABLE
SPEED
(Fig. 15}
NOTE: The below chart and all the
specifications appear on the display of the
router are only for reference for your operation.
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The electronic speed control feature allows motor speed to be matched to cutter
size and material hardness for an improved finish and extended bit life.
Press "+" or "-" directly to choose the cutting
of workpieces.
speed according
various
materials
Your router motor top cap has a "Variable Speed Selection Chart" located above
the "ON/OFF" toggle switch, to help you determine the correct speed for the
cutter bit being used.
WARNING:
Before operating
your router follow all safety instructions
manual. Failure to do so could result in serious
NOTE: Choose the applicable
material being cut.
Materials_
cutting
personal
speed according
in this
injury.
the bit diameter
and the
0=1"
1.25=2"
2.25=2.5"
3=3.5"
Plastic
6
4
3
2
Softwood
6
4
2
1
Hardwood
5
3
2
1
Hardness
Reduce the speed when using extra large bits (1 -in more in cutting diameter) or
heavy cutting bits. Changing the routers rate of feed can also improve the quality
of the cut.
DiAL SETTING
RPM
1
10,000/11500
2
13,000/14500
3
16,000/17500
4
19,000/20500
5
22,000/23500
6
25,000
APPLICATION
Non=ferrous
larger
diameter
Softwoods,
smaler
metal,
cutter
plastics,
diameter
hardwoods,
bits
countertops,
cutter
bits
The speed charts above indicate the relationship between the speed setting
and the cutting application. Exact settings are determined through operator
experience and preference, and also by recommendations
by manufacturers
cutter bits.
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ELECTRONIC
FEEDBACK
CiRCUiTRY
The router electronic feedback circuitry monitors and adjusts power to maintain
the desired speed for consistent performance and control, providing constant
speed under load for a high-quality finish in all materials.
PLACING
THE ROUTER
ONTO THE WORKPIECE
_. WARNING:
Before operating the router
follow all safety instructions in this manual.
Failure to do so could result in serious
personal
AND STARTING
Fig. 16
THE CUT
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injury.
NOTE: Making test cuts is essential with
most routing applications.
Even with careful
set-ups you won't know exactly how the cut
will go until you try it out. A test cut will give
a feel for the set-up, the router's speed, the
depth of cut, and how the cutter bit reacts to
the workpiece.
Much of routing is a trial-and-error
process
of making various adjustments,
followed by
test cuts as you become familiar with all of your router's operational abilities.
avoid ruining good material, make your test cuts on scrap materials.
To
How you place your router onto a workpiece (starting the cut) with a plunge
base depends on the type of routing you are going to produce: edge routing
internal routing, as discussed on the following pages.
or
For ease of operation and to maintain proper control, your router has two
handles, one on each side of the router base. When operating the router, always
hold it firmly with both hands (Fig. 16).
_k
WARNING:
Always be alert and watch what you are doing. Never operate
the router when you are fatigued.
EDGE ROUTING
(Fig. 17)
1.
With the depth-of-cut set, place the router on
the edge of the workpiece, making sure that the
cutter does not contact the workpiece.
2.
Clamp an edge guide (or a board or a
metal straightedge)
in place to help guide
the router base.
3.
Turn the router "On," and allow the router
motor to reach the selected speed.
4.
To begin the cut, gradually feed the cutter
bit into the edge of the workpiece.
Guide
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5.
When the cut is complete, turn router motor "Off" and allow the cutter bit
come to a complete stop before removing it from the workpiece.
6.
Unplug the router from the power source, place the router on a worktable,
and inspect the finished cut in the workpiece.
WARNING: Always securely clamp your workpiece and keep a firm grip on
the router base with both hands at all times. Failure to do so could result in loss
of control,
causing
_IL WARNING:
possibly
serious personal
Removing the cutter bit from the workpiece
rotating could damage the workpiece
serious personal injury.
iNTERNAL
1.
injury.
ROUTING
WiTH
and result in loss of control, causing
THE PLUNGE
With the depth-of-cut
set, and the plunge
action locked in the raised (Up) position,
turn the router motor "ON" and allow the
router motor to reach the selected
(see Fig. 18).
while it is still
BASE (Fig. 18)
Fig. 18
speed
2.
To begin your cut, unlock the plunge-lock
lever and gently lower the plunge action
evenly into the workpiece.
3.
When the desired depth-of-cut
achieved, lock the plunge-lock
proceed to make the cut.
4.
When the cut is completed, turn the
router motor "OFF" and allow the cutting
bit come to a complete stop.
is
lever and
_--_
_Feed Direction
5.
When the cutting bit has come to a complete stop, unlock the plunge lock
lever (Up) and the plunge action will automatically
retract the cutting bit from
the workpiece.
,_
WARNING:
Removing the cutter bit from the workpiece
rotating could damage the workpiece
serious personal injury.
while it is still
and result in loss of control, causing
6.
Unplug the router from power source, place the router on the worktable,
inspect the finished cut in the workpiece.
,_
WARNING:
Always securely
clamp the workpiece
and
in place, and keep a firm
grip on the router base with both hands at all times. Failure to do so could result
in loss of control, causing serious personal injury.
NOTE: Making test cuts is essential with most routing applications. A test cut
will give a feel for the set-up, the router's speed, the depth of cut, and how the
cutting bit reacts to the workpiece.
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EDGING WiTH A PILOT BIT (Figs. 19 and 19a
The arbor-type bits with pilots are excellent
for edge shaping of any workpiece edge that
is straight, or is curved at a curvature as great
or greater than the radius of the bit to be
used. The pilot prevents the bit from making
an excessively deep cut, and holding the pilot
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 1/16 inch. thick uncut portion at the
bottom), the pilot can ride against the uncut
portion, which serves to guide it (Fig. 19).
Fig. 19
Pilot
Motor Housing
Fixed Base
sub-base
Workpiece
TOP EDGE SHAPING
Fig. 19a
If the workpiece is too thin or if the bit is
set so low that there will be no uncut edge
against which to ride the pilot, an extra
board must be placed under the workpiece
to act as a guide (Fig. 19a). This "guide"
board must have exactly the same contour Guide Board
straight or curved - as the workpiece edge.
If it is positioned so that its edge is flush
WHOLE EDGE SHAPING
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 is positioned as shown in Fig. 19a (out from the
workpiece edge), the bit will make less than a full cut - which will alter the shape
of the finished edge.
NOTE: 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 inch). Any of
the piloted cutter bits can be used without a pilot for edge shaping with guides.
WARNING: Always securely clamp your workpiece and keep a firm grip on
the router base with both hands at all times. Failure to do so could result in loss
of control causing
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FEEDING THE ROUTER (Fig.
20)
The secrets to professional
routing are a careful set-up for
the cut, selecting the proper
depth of cut, knowing how
the cutter bit reacts in your
workpiece, and the rate and
direction of feed of the router.
DIRECTION OF FEED==
EXTERNAL CUTS
Fig. 20
ROUTER FEED DIRECTION
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Z
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O
The cutter bit rotates clockwise.
Feeding the bit from left to right
ROUTER FEED DIRECTION
will cause the bit to pull the
router towards the workpiece (see Fig. 20). If the router is fed in the opposite
direction (right to left), the rotating force of the cutter bit will tend to throw the bit
away from the workpiece. This is called "Climb-Cutting."
"Climb-Cutting"
may
cause loss of control, possibly resulting in personal injury. When "Climb-Cutting"
is required (e.g., backing around a corner), exercise extreme caution to maintain
control of the router.
The high speed of the cutter bit during a proper feeding operation (left to right),
results in very little kickback under normal conditions. However, if the cutter bit
strikes a knot, an area of hard grain, or a foreign object, "Kickback"
may result.
Kickback may damage your workpiece and could cause you to lose control of
the router, possibly causing personal injury. Kickback is always in the opposite
direction of the clockwise cutter bit rotation, or counterclockwise.
To guard against and help prevent Kickback, plan your set-up and direction
of feed so that you're always keeping the sharp edges of the cutter bit biting
straight into uncut wood.
Always
inspect your workpiece
for knots, hard grain, and foreign objects.
_, WARNING:
Kickback causes the power tool to jerk back toward the user,
causing possible loss of control and serious injury. Always take precautions
against kickback as described in the operator's manual.
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DiRECTiON OF FEED = iNTERNAL CUTS
(Figs. 21 and 21a)
When making an internal cut, such
groove, dado, or slot, always have
you are using with the router (edge
straight edge, board guide), on the
side of the router as you make the
21)
as a
the guide
guide,
right-hand
cut. (Fig.
When the guide is positioned on the
right hand side of the router, the router
travel should be from left to right and
"counterclockwise"
around curves (see Fig.
21). This counterclockwise
action around the
curve could cause "Climb cutting". Always be
alert and exercise extreme caution to maintain
control of the router when making this type of
cut around curves.
When the guide is positioned as shown in Fig.
21a, the router travel should be from left to
right and clockwise around curves.
If there is a choice, the
easier to use, but there
"Climb Cutting" around
Fig. 21 or Fig. 21a, the
guide, as is proper.
Fig. 21
GUIDE OUTSIDE
BIT ROTATION
THRUS
i
BIT ROTATION/
X
ROUTER FEED
GUIDE
DIRECTION
Fig. 21a
GUIDE INSIDE
dr
BIT ROTATION
GUIDE
BIT ROTATION
set-up in Fig. 21 is
is the possibility of
ROUTER FEED DIRECTION
curves, in either case,
sideways thrust of the router cutting is always against the
WARNING: Always securely clamp the workpiece in place, and keep a firm
grip on the router base with both hands at all times. Failure to do so could result
in loss of control causing possible serious personal injury.
RATE OF FEED (Figs. 22 and 22a)
The proper rate of feed depends on several factors: the hardness and moisture
content of the workpiece, the depth of cut, and the cutting diameter of the
bit. When cutting shallow grooves in soft woods such as pine, you may use a
faster rate of feed. When making deep cuts
Fig. 22
in hardwoods such as oak, you should use a
slower rate of feed.
FEEDING
TOO QUICKLY
(Fig. 22)
Clean and smooth cuts can only be achieved
when the cutter bit is rotating at a relatively
high speed, taking very small bites, producing
tiny, clean-cut chips.
Cut
/
Cutter
TOO FAST
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Forcing the feed of the cutter bit forward
too quickly slows the rotational speed of the
cutter bit, and the bit takes bigger bites as it
rotates. Bigger bites cause bigger chips and
a rough finish. This forcing action can also
cause the router motor to overheat.
Fig. 22a
Bit Shank
Under extreme force-feeding
conditions, the
speed can become so slow and the bites
become so large that chips become partially
cut off, causing splintering and gouging of the
workpiece.
Cut
Cutter
TOO SLOW
The router will make clean, smooth cuts if
allowed to run freely without the overload of forced feeding. You can detect forced
feeding by the sound of the motor. Its usual high-pitched whine will sound lower
and stronger as it loses speed. Holding the router against the workpiece will also be
strained and harder to do.
FEEDING
TOO SLOWLY
(Fig. 22a)
When you feed the cutter bit too slowly, the rotating cutter bit does not cut into
new wood rapidly enough to take a bite. Instead, it scrapes away sawdust-like
particles. This scraping produces heat, which can glaze, burn, and mar the cut in
the workpiece and, in extreme cases, overheat the cutter bit.
When the cutter bit is scraping
control as you feed it.
instead of cutting,
the router is more difficult
to
With almost no load on the motor, the cutter bit has a tendency to bounce
off the sides of the cut in the workpiece, producing a cut with a rippled finish
instead of clean straight sides.
CHiP SHIELD
(Fig. 23}
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Always wear eye protection.
Fig. 23
The chip shields are not intended as safety
guards.
The chip shield help keep dust and chips
away from the operator, they will not stop
objects larger than woodchips thrown from
the bit.
The chip shield on the plunge base is held in
position by a screw. To remove the chip shield
from the plunge base, simply loosen the screw and
take the chip shield off of the base (Fig. 23)
,_ WARNING: The chip shield helps keep
dust and chips away from the operator; they
will not stop objects larger than woodchips thrown from the bit.
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Always have the chip shield
in place on the base when operating
&
,_ WARNING:
the router.
,_
WARNING:
Always turn the router
motor off and unplug router from power
source before making any adjustments or installing accessories. Failure to turn
the motor off and unplug the router could result in accidental starting which can
cause serious personal injury.
DUST COLLECTION
WITH VACUUM
Vacuum port is sized to accept
hose adapter, sold separately.
PORT (Fig. 24)
a 1-1/4 in. vac
Fig. 24
To attach the adapter onto the plunge
base, position and secure it to the back of
the base with the two screws (included), as
shown in Fig. 24
The vacuum port can also be installed
with the hose outlet facing the front of the
plunge base by removing the chip shield and
attaching the adapter at the front of the base.
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WARNING:
Always turn the router motor
off and unplug router from power source
Two ScrewsIncluded
before making any adjustments or installing
accessories. Failure to turn motor off and unplug
router could result in accidental starting which can cause serious personal injury.
TO ADJUST
DEPTH WITH DEPTH-ADJUSTMENT
WRENCH
( Figs. 25, 26 )
NOTE: The Depth-Adjustment
Wrench supplied is used to adjust the depth
when the router is fixed to the router table (Model No. 320. 28180), sold
separately. (Fig. 25)
Fig. 25
_k WARNING: Always read and follow all
directions for mounting the router to a router
table and for use of the router table.
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WARNING:
Always turn the router
Depth-adjustment wrench
motor
off and unplug the router from the power
source before making any adjustments or
installing accessories. Failure to turn router
motor off and unplug the router could result in
accidental starting, which can cause serious
personal injury.
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WARNING:
Only use router tables with
proper guarding for the cutting bit and with
"on-board,"
switch-controlled
receptacles.
Failure to use router tables with appropriate
serious personal injury.
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could result in
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When using the plunge base to attach the
router to the router table, the bit depth
can be adjusted by turning the depth rod
clockwise
or counterclockwise
with the
wrench
supplied
(Fig. 26).
1.
Turn off the router.
2.
Lock the plunge depth locking
3.
Insert the wrench into the adjusting hole
on the tabletop. Turn the depth rod on the
router clockwise with the wrench to move
lever.
the collet/nut up or counterclockwise
move the collet/nut down.
4.
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Fig. 26
to
When the desired depth of cut is set, tighten
the clamping lever. The precise depth of cut can be measured with a ruler
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A
WARNING: To ensure safety and reliability, all repairs should
by a qualified service technician at a Sears Service Center.
be performed
GENERAL
Only the parts shown on the parts list are intended for repair or replacement by
the customer. All other parts represent an important part of the double-insulation
system and should be serviced only by a qualified Craftsman service technician.
WARNING:
For your safety, always turn off the switch and unplug the router
motor from the power source before performing
any maintenance
or cleaning.
It has been found that electric tools are subject to accelerated wear and possible
premature failure when they are used to work on fiberglass boats and sports
cars, wallboard, spackling compounds or plaster. The chips and grindings from
these materials are highly abrasive to electrical tool parts, such as bearings,
brushes, commutators,
etc. Consequently,
it is not recommended that this tool
be used for extended work on any fiberglass material, wallboard, spackling
compound,
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 operations, or when blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also
wear a dust mask.
ROUTINE
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
Do not at any time allow brake fluids, gasoline;
petroleum-based
products, penetrating oils, etc. come in contact with plastic parts. Chemicals
can damage, weaken, or destroy plastic, which may result in serious personal
injury.
1.
When work has been completed,
of the tool over time.
clean the tool to allow smooth
2.
Use clean, damp cloths to wipe the tool.
3.
Check the state of all electrical
4.
Keep the motor air openings free from oil, grease, and sawdust
woodchips, and store the tool in a dry place.
5.
Be certain that all moving
exposure to damp and/or
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WARNING:
cables.
parts are well lubricated,
dirty conditions.
Refer to "Collet/Nut
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or
after lengthy
For your safety, always turn off the switch and unplug the router
motor from the power source before performing
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any maintenance
Care and Cutter bits" for cleaning
02:$5
or cleaning.
care.
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REPLACEMENT OF CARBON BRUSHES (Fig. 27}
Replacement brush sets are available
Sears Parts and Repair Centers.
through
1.
Unplug the router motor before inspecting
or replacing brushes.
2.
Replace both carbon brushes when either
has less than 1/4 in. length of carbon
remaining, or if the spring or wire is
damaged or burned.
3.
Using a slotted screwdriver, remove
the black, plastic cap on each side of
the router motor (Fig. 27) and carefully
withdraw the spring-loaded
brush
assemblies. Keep brushes clean and
sliding freely in their guide channels.
Fig. 27
Ears
NOTE: To reinstall the same brushes, make sure that the brushes go back in the
same way they came out. This will avoid the need for a break-in period.
4.
Insert new brush assemblies into the guide channels with the carbon part
going in first, being certain to fit the two metal "ears" into their slots in the
channel (Fig. 27).
5.
Remember to replace both end caps after inspecting or servicing brushes.
Tighten the caps snugly, but do not over-tighten.
The router should be
allowed to "run in" (run at no load without a cutter bit) for 5 minutes before
use, to seat the new brushes properly.
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WARNING:
For your safety, always turn off the switch and unplug the router
motor from the power source before performing
any maintenance
or cleaning.
LUBRiCATiON
All of the bearings in this tool are lubricated with a sufficient amount of highgrade lubricant for the life of the tool under normal operating conditions.
Therefore, no further lubrication is required.
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PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Plug is not plugged
The router does not
work
into
the power source.
power source.
Switch is in "OFF"
Pull the switch to "ON"
position.
position.
The carbon
brushes have
worn out completely.
The surface of the
The bit is dull.
workpiece
Routing at an
smooth
is not
after cutting
Plug the cord into the
inappropriate
Remove the carbon
brush
caps, and replace the old
brushes with new ones.
Change to a sharp bit.
Select an appropriate
bit speed
bit
speed.
Use only 1/4 in. diameter
Bit can not be
Bit size is inappropriate
bits with the 1/4 in. collet;
installed
for the collet/nut
use only 1/2 in. diameter
bits with the 1/2 in. collet.
WARNING:
The use of attachments
or accessories
that are not
recommended
for this tool might be dangerous and could result in serious injury.
Sears and other Craftsman outlets offer a large selection of Craftsman router
accessories designed for specific routing applications.
There is a large selection of Craftsman Router Cutting bits available in HighSpeed Steel or Carbide Tipped High-Speed Steel for all your routing needs.
In addition to a wide variety of router bits, Sears also offers accessories such
as: Router tables, various template sets, universal router fence with lock knobs
(64181), 11 pc. bushing set (64180) and clear sub-base sets; 6pc. fixed base
(64182) 6 pc. plunge base (64183).
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WARNING:
Only use router tables with proper guarding
for the cutting
bit
and with "on-board"
switch controlled receptacles. Failure to use router tables
with appropriate safety features could result in serious personal injury.
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1/8-in.
straight
["]
3/8-in.
straight
5/16-in.
straight
_!_'
1._
1/4-in.
straight
1/2-in.
straight
3/8-in. dove tail
_:
i
_
3/4-in.
straight
1/2-in. dove tail
1/2-in. 90 d v groove
i
v groove
3/8x1/2-in.
flush trim
I
1/2-in.
flush trim
3/8-in.
flush trim
1/4-in.
flush trim
keyhole
1/2-in. cove
3/8-in.
round over
dovetail
round nose
1/2-in. round nose
1/2 x 1-in.
flush trim
straight
keyhole
1/4-in. cove
1/4-in.
round over
cove
round
over
i
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1/8-in.
round over
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round over
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1/2-in.
bead and cove
bead cove
1/16-in.
classic cove
with bead
1/4-in. roman ogee
3/8-in. rabbeting
1/4-in. veining
1/2-in. core box
1/2-in. mortising
classiccove & bead
Roman ogee
rabbeting
veining
core box
mortising
z
1/4-in. panel pilot
1-3/8-in.
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panel pilot
chamfer
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12.0 amp digital plunge base router Model No. 320.27669. The Model Number
will be found on the Nameplate attached to the motor unit. Always mention the
Model Number when ordering parts for this tool.
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12.0 amp digital plunge base router Model No. 320.27669. The Model Number
will be found on the Nameplate attached to the motor unit. Always mention the
Model Number when ordering parts for this tool.
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12.0 amp digital plunge base router Model No. 320.27669. The Model Number
will be found on the Nameplate attached to the motor unit. Always mention the
Model Number when ordering parts for this tool.
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1
5610220000
Screw
2
2
3321132000
Rear Cover
1
3
3125682000
Adjusting
1
4
3121518000
Transparent
5
3125683000
Knob
1
6
3125686000
Window display
1
7
5610017000
Tapping
Screw
2
8
4890638000
Speed Adjustor
1
9
5620017000
Screw
2
10
3120537000
Brush Cover
2
11
4960019000
Carbon Brush Assy
2
12
2800005000
Brush Holder Assy
2
13
5610106000
Tapping
2
14
5610059000
Screw
2
15
2823115000
Switch Assy
1
16
3122851000
Seal Ring
1
201
4810002000
Power Cord Assy
1
17
4930008000
Sleeve
2
18
4930038000
Receptacle
2
19
3121064000
Cord Guard
1
20
3122798000
Cord Anchorage
1
21
3125685000
Middle Housing
1
22
2822038000
Inner Wire Assy
2
23
2822039000
Inner Wire Assy
2
24
2740118000
Stator
1
25
5610049000
Tapping
26
3125687000
Fan Baffle
1
202
2823114000
Rotor Set
1
27
3402387000
Magnet
1
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Cap
Screw
Screw
Ring
1
2
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28
3700249000
Washer
1
29
3121049000
Rubber Spring
1
30
5700008000
Ball Bearing
1
31
2750184000
Rotor
1
32
2823021000
LED Holder Assy
1
33
3421186000
Motor Housing
1
34
5700056000
Ball Bearing
1
35
5610076000
Tapping
2
36
5630179000
Nut
37
3551635000
Spindle
38
3660174000
Stop Spring
1
39
5620061000
Screw
1
40
3421190000
Spindle
41
5620069000
Screw
3
42
2823121000
Collet Assembly
1
43
3660512000
Compression
3
44
5620032000
Screw
45
3123435000
Adjusting
46
5650014000
Plain Washer
1
47
3660313000
Spring
1
48
3550083000
Depth Adjusting
49
3550913000
Depth Stop Bar
1
50
3121634000
Depth Indicator
1
51
3121639000
Cover
1
52
3402338000
Lock Bolt
1
53
5660018000
Circlips
1
54
3123498000
Cap
1
55
5630016000
Nut
1
56
3123497000
Cover
1
57
2823123000
Plunge Frame
1
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1
Lock
1
Lock Cover
Spring
1
2
Knob
1
Bolt
1
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58
3121635000
Handle
2
59
5620024000
Screw
2
60
5640045000
Bolt
1
61
3660254000
Torsion
62
3420398000
Plunge Lock Lever
1
63
5620040000
Screw
1
64
5650007000
Spring Washer
1
65
5630015000
Nut
1
66
2823122000
Lever Assy
1
67
3123581000
Bollows
2
68
3660166000
Spring
2
69
5620103000
Screw
2
70
3700078000
Wave Washer
1
71
3420387000
Turntable
1
72
5700046000
Steel Ball
1
73
3660030000
Spring
1
74
5660005000
"E" Ring
2
75
3660498000
Spring
2
76
3126054000
Handle Sleeve
2
77
3705047000
Lever
2
78
5620466000
Screw
1
79
5650407000
Wave Washer
2
80
5620467000
Screw
1
81
5660319000
"E" Ring
1
82
5650023000
Washer
1
83
3550929000
Bolt
1
84
3122923000
Base Plate
1
85
5620074000
Screw
3
86
2823112000
Mounting
87
3123344000
Chip Shield
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Seal
Assy
1
1
1
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88
3402220000
Depth Adjusting
89
2823125000
Collet Assembly
1
90
5620353000
Screw
2
91
3123454000
Vaccum
Adapter
1
92
3123500000
Support
Plate
1
93
3402471000
Wrench
1
94
5620050000
Screw
2
95
5650015000
Spring Washer
2
96
5650013000
Washer
2
97
3703925000
Fence
1
98
3550588000
Guiding
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Lever
1
2
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