Craftsman 315.175501 Operator`s manual

Operator's Manual
DETAIL BISCUIT
Double Insulated
JOINER
Model No.
315.175501
• Safety
• Features
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WARNING:
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List
Read and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions before first use of
this product.
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DETAILBISCUITJOINER315,175501
BUTTJOINTS
MITERJOINTS
T-JOINT
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Typical Applications ............................................................................................................................................
Warranty and Introduction ......................................................................................................................
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General Safety Rules ....................................................................................................................................
Specific Safety Rules ...................................................................................................
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Symbols .................................................................................................................................................
Product Specifications and Unpacking ...............................................................................................................
Features .................................................................................................................
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Adjustments
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Operation ....................................................................................................................................................
Maintenance .......................................................................................................
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Troubleshooting ....................................................................................................................................
Exploded View and Repair Parts List ............................................................................
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Parts Ordering / Service .........................................................................
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN
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DETAIL BISCUIT JOINER
ff this CRAFTSMA# Biscuit Joiner fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase,
RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will repair it, free of
charge.
ff this ERnF'rsMnN Biscuit Joiner is used for commercial
days from the date of purchase.
or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90
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. 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Your Biscuit Joiner has many features for making
cutting operations more pleasant and enjoyable.
Safety, performance and dependability have been
given top priority in the design of this Biscuit Joiner,
making it easy to maintain and operate.
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Spline joinery is one of the strongest methods of
joinery used in woodworking. When glue is properly
applied to a spline and to the joint area of the wood
pieces being connected, a large surface area receives
the adhesion properties of the glue. This forms a very
strong joint.
Football shaped wafers, called biscuits, are then
placed inside the slots with glue and used to help line
up adjoining surfaces. When a water based glue is
used, the biscuits swell in the joint, making an extremely strong and firm bond. White glue, yellow glue,
carpenters glue, hide glue, and aliphatic resin glue are
examples of water based glues.
Traditional spline joinery requires cutting slots with a
router or table saw. Small, thin strips of wood must
then be cut to fit inside the slots and act as splines.
CAUTION:
Carefully read through this entire
operator's manual before using your new Biscuit
Joiner. Pay close attention to the Rules For Safe
Operation, Warnings and Cautions. If you use
your Biscuit Joiner properly and only for what it
is intended, you will enjoy years of safe, reliable
service.
This bonding technique has traditionally been limited
to making edge-to-edge joints. However, with the use
of your new Biscuit Joiner, biscuits can now be easily
used to connect butt, miter, and T-joints. Biscuit
joining can be as strong as mortise and tenon, tongue
and groove, standard spline, and doweled joints. In
most cases the material around the biscuit will break
Newer methods of spline joinery use a plate or biscuit
joiner to cut precise mating oval slots in adjoining
boards. Your new Biscuit Joiner is a fast, simple, and
accurate plunge cutting tool that can be used for this
purpose. It can be used to cut slots in hardwood,
softwood, plywood, particle board, and other pressed
woods.
before the biscuit itself will break. A greater surface
area is exposed to glue in a biscuit joint, making the
seams stronger.
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WARNING:
Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below
may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious
personal injury.
SAVE THESEINSTRUCTIONS
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Work Area
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Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
benches and 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 may create
sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
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Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away
while operating a power tool. Distractions can
cause you to lose control.
Electrical
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Safety
Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before
turning the tool on. A wrench or a key that is left
attached to a rotating part of the toot may result in
personal injury.
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Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times. Proper footing and balance
enables better control of the tool in unexpected
situations.
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Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, nonskid safety shoes, hard hat, or
hearing protection must be used for appropriate
conditions.
Tool Use and Care
Double insulation [] eliminates the need for the
three-wire grounded power cord and grounded
power supply system.
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Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces,
such as pipes, radiators, ranges, and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if
your body is grounded.
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Don't expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase the
risk of electric shock.
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Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord to
carry the tools or pull the plug from an outlet.
Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges, or
moving parts. Replace damaged cords immediately. Damaged cords increase the risk of electric
shock.
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When operating a power tool outside, use an
outdoor extension cord marked "W-A" or "W'.
These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce
the risk of electric shock.
Personal
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Double insulated tools are equipped with a
polarized plug (one blade is wider than the
other). This plug will fit in 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 a polarized outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
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Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep your hair,
clothing, and gloves away from moving parts.
Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be caught
in moving parts.
Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is off
before plugging in. Carrying tools with your finger
on the switch or plugging in tools that have the
switch on, invites accidents.
Safety
Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating a power tool. Do
not use 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.
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Use clamps or other practical way to secure
and support the workpiece to a stable platform.
Holding the work by hand or against your body is
unstable and may lead to loss of control.
Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your
application. The correct tool will do the job better
and safer at the rate for which it is designed.
Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or
off. Any tool that cannot be controlled with the
switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
Disconnect the plug from power source before
making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing the tool. Such preventive safety
measures reduce the risk of starting the toot
accidentally.
Store idle tools out of the reach of children and
other untrained persons. Tools are dangerous in
the hands of untrained users.
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Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools
sharp and clean. Properly maintained tools with
sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are
easier to control.
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Check for misalignment or binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts, and any other condition that may affect the tool's operation. If
damaged, have the tool serviced before using.
Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained
tools.
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Use only accessories that are recommended
by
the manufacturer for your model. Accessories
that may be suitable for one toot, may become
hazardous when used on another tool.
Service
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Tool service must be performed only by quailfled repair personnel. Service or maintenance
performed by unqualified personnel could result in
placement parts. Follow 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.
a risk of injury,
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Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the tool may contact
hidden wiring or its cord. Contact with a "live" wire will make exposed metal parts of the toot "live" and
shock the operator.
Additional
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When servicing a tool, use only identical re-
Rules For Safe Operation
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Make sure your extension cord is in good
condition. When using an extension cord, be
sure to use one heavy enough to carry the
current your product will draw. A wire gage
size (A.W.G.) of at least 16 is recommended for
an extension cord 100 feet or less in length. A
cord exceeding 100 feet is not recommended.
If in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The
smaller the gage number, the heavier the cord.
An undersized cord will cause a drop in line
voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating.
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Inspect for and remove all nails from lumber
before sanding. Following this rule will reduce the
risk of serious personal injury.
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Drugs, alcohol, medication. Do not operate tool
while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or
any medication. Following this rule will reduce the
risk of electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
Save these instructions.
Refer to them fre-
Know your power tool. Read operator's manual
carefully. Learn its applications and limitations,
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. Everyday eyeglasses have only impact-resistant lenses;
they are NOT safety glasses. Following this rule
will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
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Protect your lungs. Wear a face or dust mask if
the operation is dusty. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
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Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection
during extended periods of operation. Following
this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal
injury.
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Inspect tool cords periodically and, if damaged, have repaired at your nearest authorized
service center. Constantly stay aware of cord
location. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock or fire.
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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 parts, 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.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of shock,
fire, or serious injury.
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Do not abuse cord. Never carry the tool by the
cord or yank it to disconnect it from the receptacle. Keep cord away from heat, oil, and sharp
edges. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock or fire.
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Keep a firm grib on detail biscuit joiner with
both hands at all times.
quently and use them to instruct others who
may use this tool. If you loan someone this
tool, loan them these instructions
also.
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 chemicallytreated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies,
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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Important: Some of the following symbols may be used on your tool. Please study them and learn their meaning.
Proper interpretation of these symbols wilt allow you to operate the tool better and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
W
Watt
Power
Minutes
Time
Alternating Current
Type or a characteristic
no
No Load Speed
Rotational speed, at no load
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Class II Construction
Designates double-insulated
construction tools
min
.../min
Revolutions or Reciprocation
Per Minute
Safety Alert
of current
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed,
orbits etc. per minute
Indicates danger, warning or caution.
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It means attention!!! Your safety is
involved.
locations.
Do not expose to rain or use in damp
Wet Conditions Alert
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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 safety warnings do not by
themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident
3revention measures.
SYMBOL
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MEANING
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DANGER:
Failure
to obey a safety
warning
serious shock
injury to
yourself
or toinjury.
others. Always
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Advises you of information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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No Load Speed
19,000 RPM
Input
120 volts, 60 Hz, AC
Amperes
Fence Height Adjustment
With Fence Angle Set On 90 °
With Fence Set On 45 °
3.5
Depth Of Cut
With Micro Depth Of Cut Adjustment
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INSULATION
Look for this symbol to point out
attention!!!
Your safety is involved.
WARNING:
If any parts are missing, do not
operate this tool until the missing parts are
replaced. Failure to do so could result in possible
serious personal injury.
IMPORTANT
Double insulation is a concept in safety, in electric
power tools, which eliminates the need for the usual
three-wire grounded power cord. All exposed metal
parts are isolated from internal metal motor
components with protecting insulation. Double
insulated tools do not need to be grounded.
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0 - 3/4 in.
5/16 in. - 13/16 in.
3.625 Ibs.
Net Weight
0 - 9/32 in.
Your Biscuit Joiner has been shipped completely
assembled and ready for use. Inspect it carefully to
make sure no breakage or damage has occurred
during shipping. If any parts are damaged or missing,
contact your nearest Sears Retail Store to obtain
replacement parts before attempting to operate Biscuit
Joiner.
DOUBLE
45 ° and 90 °
Fence Angles
Servicing of a toot 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 toot
to your nearest Sears Store for repair. Always use
original factory replacement parts when servicing.
important
safety
precautions.
It means
WARNING:
The operation of any Biscuit Joiner 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. Always wear eye protection which is marked to
comply with ANSI Z87.1.
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YourDetailBiscuitJoinerhasbeendesignedfor
REVERSIBLE FENCE FOR 45 ° AND 90 °
makingfast,accurate,andsimpleplungecutsin
CUTS
wood,etc.so thatbiscuitscanbeusedtojointwoor
Your Biscuit Joiner has a reversible fence. By
moreboardstogether.Whenusedproperlyandonly
loosening the height adjustment knobs, the fence can
forwhatit is intended,thisversatiletoolwillgiveyou
yearsoftrouble-free
performance.It is professionally be removed through key hole slots. Once removed, it
can be rotated 180 ° changing the angle of cut from
engineered,
butitseaseofoperationallowsthe
90 ° to 45 ° or vice versa. The height of the fence at
amateurtoproducebeautifulandprecisework.
90 ° can be set between 0 to 3/4 in. from the center of
SWITCH
the blade. The height of the fence at 45 ° can be set
between 5/16 in. to 13/16 in. from the center of the
ToturnyourBiscuitJoinerON,depresstheswitch
blade.
trigger.ReleaseswitchtriggertoturnyourBiscuit
JoinerOFF.
The fence should always be used to guide and
balance your Biscuit Joiner, providing ease of
operation and maintaining safe control.
MOTOR
Your Biscuit Joiner has a powerful motor with
sufficient power to handle tough cutting jobs. It
develops a no load speed of 19,000 RPM.
NONSKID
BACKING
PAD
Your Biscuit Joiner has a 1-1/2 in. (38 mm) 6 tooth
blade for cutting biscuit slots.
The fence on your Biscuit Joiner is padded with a
nonskid backing pad to hold it stationary against the
workpiece. It helps prevent skidding when making
cuts. It also prevents marring of the workpiece from
Biscuit Joiner when cutting.
BISCUITS
INDICATOR
BLADE
See Figure 1.
MARKS
Centerline and line of cut indicator marks have been
Biscuits are available in three standard sizes:
R1
(7/32 in. x 5/8 in.)
R2
(9/32 in. x 3/4 in.)
R3
(1/2 in. x 1 in.)
provided on your Biscuit Joiner. See Figure 2.
APPLICATIONS
(Use only for the purpose
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Note: Store biscuits in a dry place because they swell
rapidly upon contact with water-based woodworking
glues.
listed below)
Cutting precise mating oval slots in hardwood,
softwood, plywood, particle board, etc. for spline
joinery applications.
DEPTH ADJUSTMENT
R1 =7/32in, x5/8in,
KNOB
A spring loaded depth adjustment knob makes it
possible to make proper settings for three standard
size biscuits. Fine adjustments to the cutting depth
can be made with a knurled adjustment knob and jam
nut located behind the depth adjustment knob. Once
the correct depth setting has been made for one
biscuit size, the other two depth settings will be
automatically set.
R2 = 9/32 in, x 3/4 in.
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R3 = l/2in, x 1 in,
Fig. 1
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WARNING:
Your Detail Biscuit Joiner should
never be connected to power supply when you
are assembling parts, making adjustments,
assembling or removing blades, cleaning or when
not in use. Disconnecting your Detail Biscuit
Joiner will prevent accidental starting that could
cause serious personal injury.
KNOW
YOUR
DETAIL
BISCUIT
JOINER
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WARNING:
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WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this tool
or create accessories not recommended for use
with this tool. Any such alteration or modification
is misuse and could result in a hazardous
condition leading to possible serious personal
injury.
See Figure 2.
Before attempting to use any tool familiarize yourself
with all operating features and safety requirements.
ELECTRICAL
CONNECTION
Your Biscuit Joiner 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
substantial voltage drop wilt cause a loss of power
and the motor will overheat. If your Biscuit Joiner does
not operate when plugged into an outlet, doublecheck the power supply.
Do not allow familiarity with tools
to make you careless. Remember that a careless
fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict severe
injury.
LINE OF CUT
WINDOW
CENTERLINE/ LINE
REARHANDLE
MARK(S)
OF
CUTSCALE
DEPTH
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
GER
KNURLED
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
JAM
NUT
FENCE
HEIGHT
SETTINGSCALE
REAR
BASE
FRONT
BASE
HEIGH1
ADJUSTMENT
KNOBS(2)
NONSKID
BACKINGPAD
BOTTOM
SHOE
HEIGHT
INDICATORMARK
Fig. 2
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Note: Knob and jam nut are spring
fore pulling them in the direction of
shown puts pressure on the spring
pressure from the depth adjustment
DEPTH OF CUT ADJUSTMENTS
Your Biscuit Joiner can be adjusted to three
standard cutting depths to accommodate three
standard size biscuits -- R1, R2, and R3.
Adjustments are made by engaging slots on depth
adjustment knob with tabs on rear base. For
example, when using a R1 size biscuit, rotate the
depth adjustment knob until the slot marked 1 aligns
with the depth indicator mark on the rear base.
When using a R2 size biscuit, rotate the depth
adjustment knob until the slot marked 2 aligns with
the depth indicator mark on the rear base, and
when using a R3 size biscuit rotate the depth
adjustment knob until the slot marked 3 aligns with
the depth indicator mark on the rear base. See
Figure 3.
TO SET
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DEPTH
ADJUSTMENT
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Rotate depth adjustment knob until desired slot
setting aligns with tabs on rear base -- 1, 2, or 3.
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Next release knurled adjustment knob and jam nut
applying pressure from spring on depth adjustment
knob.
Make a test cut in a scrap piece of wood. Fit the
correct size biscuit into biscuit slot. If biscuit slot is too
deep or too shallow, fine adjustments to the depth
setting can be made by loosening knurled adjustment
knob and making fine adjustments with the jam nut.
Turning jam nut forward wilt cut shallow biscuit slots.
Turning jam nut backwards will cut deeper biscuit
slots. The biscuit slot should be deep enough to allow
slightly more than one-half of the biscuit into the slot.
This extra room allows for proper alignment of the
wood being joined.
KNOB
Unplug your Detail Biscuit Joiner.
WARNING:
Failure to unplug Biscuit Joiner
could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury.
TO MAKE
FINE
ADJUSTMENTS
See Figure 4.
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loaded, therethe arrow
and releases
knob.
Unplug your Detail Biscuit Joiner.
Pull knurled adjustment knob and jam nut in the
direction of the arrow shown in figure 3.
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DEPTH
INDICATOR
MARK
ROTATETO
DESIREDSETTING
1,2, OR3
PULLANDHOLDTO
ROTATEDEPTH
ADJUSTMENTKNOB
TURN FORWARD
BISCUITSLOTS
REAR
BASE
KNURLEDADJUSTMENTKNOBUSEDAS A LOCK NUT.
JAM NUTUSEDTO MAKEFINEADJUSTMENTS.
RELEASETO APPLYPRESSUREAGAINST
DEPTHADJUSTMENTKNOB
Fig. 4
KNURLED
ADJUSTMENT
f
TURN BACKWARDS
FORDEEPER
BISCUITSLOTS
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Loosen knurled adjustment knob. This knob is
used as a lock nut only. Loosen by twisting it in the
opposite direction away from jam nut.
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Turn jam nut forward (clockwise) for a more
shallow cut, or backwards (counterclockwise)
a deeper cut.
KNOS
_, DEPTH
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
Fig. 3
10
for
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Once desired depth of cut is reached, hold jam nut
so that it will not move out of adjustment. Next,
tighten knurled adjustment knob against jam nut.
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Recheck depth setting by making a test cut in a
scrap piece of wood. Also periodically check depth
setting for accuracy. See Figure 4.
FENCE HEIGHT
See Figure5.
ADJUSTMENT
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HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB(S)
Failure to unplug your Detail
Biscuit Joiner could result in accidental starting
causing possible serious personal injury.
WARNING:
HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
KNOBS
TO
HEIGHT
LOWERFENCE
SETTINGSCALE
(1) PULL
FORWARD
FRONT
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Fig. 5
HEIGHT
BASE
(2) SLIDE
The fence on your Biscuit Joiner can be moved up and
down to adjust the position of the blade in relation to
the top of the workpiece. A scale on both sides of the
front base indicates height settings for both 45 ° and
90 ° angles. The fence and height indicator mark can
be positioned from 5/16 in. to 13/16 in. from the center
of the blade for 45 ° angles. It can be positioned from 0
to 3/4 in. from the center of the blade for 90 ° angles.
Scale marks are in increments of 1/f 6 in.
TO ADJUST
FENCE
DOWN
oN
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HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
KNOBBOLT(S)
SETTING
See Figure 5.
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Unplug your Detail Biscuit Joiner.
Failure to unplug your Detail
Biscuit Joiner could result in accidental starting
causing possible serious personal injury.
WARNING:
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Loosen the two height adjustment knobs.
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Pull the fence forward and slide it up or down until
the height indicator mark is aligned with the
desired dimension on the scale.
HOLESLOTS
FENCEORIENTATION
FOR90° ANGLES
Note: Slots in the front base align with a tab on the
backside of the fence. See Figure 6. This alignment keeps the fence square at each height
setting.
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ROTATION/ANGLE
ADJUSTMENT
See Figure 6.
ANGLE
See Figure 6.
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Unplug your Detail Biscuit Joiner.
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Fig. 6
Loosen the two height adjustment knobs.
•
Pull the fence forward and slide it down the front
base until it can be removed through the key hole
slots.
•
Rotate the fence 180 °.
•
Reinstall the fence on the front base. Place height
adjustment knob bolts in key hole slots and align
bolt heads with the slots on back of front base.
•
Slide fence up the front base to desired depth of
cut.
•
Tighten height adjustment knobs securely. See
Figure 6.
The fence on your Biscuit Joiner can be rotated 180 °
and set at either 45 ° or 90 ° angles.
TO ROTATE FENCE/CHANGE
SETTING
FRONT
BASE
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Tighten height adjustment knobs securely.
FENCE
SLOT(S)
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safetyglasseswithsideshieldswhenoperating
tools.Failureto dosocouldresultinobjects
beingthrownintoyoureyes,resultingin possible
seriousinjury.
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Plug your Biscuit Joiner into power supply and
prepare to make your first cut. Grasp and hold your
Biscuit Joiner securely.
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Place the fence against the board and align the
indicator marks on the fence with the centerline
mark(s) on the board. See Figure 7.
WARNING: Keep a firm grip on detail biscuit
joiner with both hands at all times. Failure to do
so could result in loss of control leading to possible serious injury.
INDICATOR
A variety of spline joints can be made using your
Biscuit Joiner. The number and size biscuits needed
for each joint depends on the thickness of the wood
and the length of the joint. In general, the small R1
biscuits should be used for miter cuts in small, thin
materials. The larger biscuits should be used for
edge-to-edge joinery.
When joining thick materials, stack two biscuits, one
above the other. For example, joining 2 in. x 4 in.
dressed lumber. See Figure 9. When joining even
thicker materials, use additional biscuits, stacked above
each other.
CENTERLINE
MARK(S)
When making edge-to-edge joints the more biscuits
you use, the stronger the joint wilt be.
The following sections illustrate how to make various
spline joints using your Biscuit Joiner.
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EDGE-TO-EDGE
JOINTS
See Figures 7 and 8.
Edge-to-edge joinery is one of the most basic and
easiest joints to construct. In general, two basic
adjustments have to be made for all Biscuit Joinery
applications. One is the depth of cut and the other is
the location of the cut.
HOW TO MAKE EDGE-TO-EDGE
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
LINE OFCUTWINDOW
JOINTS
Unplug your Detail Biscuit Joiner.
Prepare the workpieces by laying them side by
side on a workbench in the order in which they wilt
be assembled.
•
Depress the switch trigger and let the motor build
to its maximum speed, then gradually push Biscuit
Joiner forward to extend the blade into the wood.
•
When the base assembly bottoms out against the
depth of cut adjustment knob setting, pull back
releasing pressure on the spring. Blade wilt retract
from biscuit slot.
•
Repeat this procedure for all desired biscuit slots
and cutting the slots in the mating workpiece.
•
Once all biscuit slots have been cut, place a biscuit
in each joint and dry assemble the workpieces.
Make sure each joint lines up and fits.
•
Finally, disassemble the workpieces and place a
bead of glue in each slot. Also, spread a bead of
glue over the entire surface of the joint. Reinsert
the biscuits and assemble the workpieces. See
Figure 8.
Using a square, determine the location of each
biscuit spline joint and mark the center of each joint
by drawing a line across each workpiece. Mark
edges 1 in. from the ends of workpieces. The joint
will be stronger if you use multiple biscuits placed
close together.
Set fence angle at 90 °.
Loosen height adjustment knobs, then pull and
slide the fence up or down until the indicator point
is aligned with the desired dimension on the scale.
Remember: The scale indicates the height of the
fence from the center of blade.
_CENTERLINE
Tighten height adjustment knobs securely.
Select the correct depth of cut setting to match the
biscuit size you are planning to use. We suggest
that you make a test cut in a scrap piece of wood
from the same workpiece if possible.
Clamp workpiece securely so it will not move
during the cut.
MARKS
EDGE-T0-EDGEJOINTS
•
12
Fig. 7
Fig. 8
Clamp workpieces together until the glue sets up.
BUTT
JOINTS
•
Place the fence against the board and align the
indicator marks on the fence with the centerline
mark(s) on the board.
•
Depress the switch trigger and let the motor build
to its maximum speed, then gradually push Biscuit
Joiner forward to extend the blade into the wood.
•
When the base assembly bottoms out against the
depth of cut adjustment knob setting, pull back
releasing pressure on the spring. Blade will retract
from biscuit slot.
•
Repeat this procedure for cutting the slot in the
mating workpiece.
•
Once all biscuit slots have been cut, place a biscuit
in each joint and dry assemble the workpieces.
Make sure each joint lines up and fits.
•
Finally, disassemble the workpieces and place a
bead of glue in each slot. Also, spread a bead of
glue over the entire surface of the joint. Reinsert
the biscuits and assemble the workpieces. See
Figure 9.
•
Clamp workpieces together until the glue sets up.
See Figure 9.
A butt joint is one of the weakest joints in
woodworking. This type of joint is mating the end
grain of one board with the edge grain of another. The
bonding of glue on this type of surface is poor.
However, by using biscuits you can create a stronger
joint that gives a mortise-and-tenon effect.
BISCUIT
SLOT(S)
CENTERLINE
MARK(S)
OFFSET
the front of the table legs. When offsets are required,
it is necessary to cut the slots in the rails first, then readjust the fence to cut the slots in the legs.
Fig. 9
HOW TO MAKE BUTT JOINTS
•
Unplug your Detail Biscuit Joiner.
•
Place the two pieces of wood to be joined on a
level workbench. Align them against each other in
the arrangement in which they will be assembled.
•
Keeping this one exception in mind, the procedure for
cutting offset butt joints is identical to the procedure
for cutting butt joints.
For example -- If a 1/4 in. offset is desired, you would
mark the centerlines for cutting a butt joint as
mentioned in the procedures for cutting butt joints,
and cut the slots in the ends of the rails. Next you
would raise the fence 1/4 in. to the desired offset and
Using a square, determine the location of each
biscuit spiine joint and mark the center of each joint
by drawing a line across the edges of the two
boards.
•
Set fence angle at 90 °.
•
Loosen height adjustment knobs, then pull and
slide the fence up or down until the indicator point
is aligned with the desired dimension on the scale.
Remember: The scale indicates the height of the
fence from the center of the blade.
•
Tighten height adjustment knobs securely.
•
Select the correct depth of cut setting to match the
biscuit size you are planning to use. We suggest
that you make a test cut in a scrap piece of wood
from the same workpiece if possible.
•
Clamp workpiece securely so that it will not move
during the cut.
•
Plug your Biscuit Joiner into power supply and
prepare to make your first cut. Grasp and hold your
Biscuit Joiner securely with both hands.
JOINTS
See Figure 10.
The rails of a table or workbench are often offset from
MULTIPLE
BISCUITSSTACKED
BUTTJOINTS
BUTT
cut the slots in the legs.
OFFSETBUTTJOINT
BISCUITSLOT
BISCUIT
CENTERLINE
MARK(S)
Fig. 10
13
T- JOINTS
Plug your Biscuit Joiner into power supply and cut
slots in all boards that require end slots. See Figure
13. Follow procedures explained in "Edge-ToEdge Joints". Rotate fence angle to 90 °, set fence
height at desired dimension on the scale, select the
correct depth of cut setting for the biscuit size you
plan to use, clamp workpiece securely, then cut
each slot at the marked centerline intersection.
See Figures 11-15.
A T-joint is used when the end of a board is joined to
the face of another board as shown in figure 11.
Attaching shelves to bookcases and inner support
braces to frames are typical applications. Actual
cutting of a T-joint is as simple as any other cut.
However, it is critical that you mark the centerlines,
mark the intersection points for each slot, and cut
each slot correctly. See Figure 11.
HORIZONTALBOARD
CENTERLINE
MARK(S)
BISCUIT(S)
BASEPLATE
CLEARANCE
SURFACE
CONTACT
TO CUTENDSLOTSIN
HORIZONTALBOARDS Fig. 13
CLAMP
BISCUIT SLOT(S)
1"-JOINTS
•
Fig. 11
HOW TO MAKE T- JOINTS
•
Unplug your Detail Biscuit Joiner.
•
Place the two pieces of wood to be joined on a
level workbench as shown in Figure 12. The inside
face of the vertical board should be facing up.
TO REMOVE FENCE:
•
Unplug your Detail Biscuit Joiner.
•
Loosen height adjustment knobs, pull fence forward
and slide it down the front base until it can be
removed through the key hole slots. See Figure 14.
Next, select the correct depth of cut setting for the
biscuit size you plan to use, clamp workpiece
securely, and cut each slot at the marked centerline
intersection.
HORIZONTAL
BISCUITSLOT
BOARD
CENTERLINEMARK(S)
/
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•
Next, you must remove the fence from your Biscuit
Joiner in order to cut slots into the face of the
vertical board.
BOARD
CENTERLINES
_
WARNING:
When the fence is removed, the
cutter may be exposed. Use extreme caution to
avoid serious personal injury.
Determine the location of each biscuit joint and
mark the centerlines on each board as shown. The
centerlines for both boards must line-up with each
other. Measure carefully, these measurements
must be accurate and precise. Tip: Measure twice
and cut once. In addition to the centerlines lining
up, the spacing of the biscuit slots from side-to-side
must also match.
REMOVEFENCETO MAKEFACE
CUTSIN VERTICALBOARDS
14
Fig. 14
T-JOINTS
•
(Continued)
•
Finally, disassemble the workpieces and place a
bead of glue in each slot. Also, spread a bead of
glue over the entire surface of the joint. Reinsert
the biscuits and assemble the workpieces. See
Figure 1 I.
•
Clamp workpieces together until the glue sets up.
Place your Biscuit Joiner on vertical board as
shown in Figure 15 and align indicator marks on
bottom shoe with centedine on vertical board.
CENTERLINE
MARK
ONWORKPIECE
BOTTOMSIDEOF BOTTOMSHOE
INDICATOR
MARK
HORIZONTAL
BOARD
Upon completion of a T-joint cutting operation,
reinstall the fence on the front base by reversing
"TO REMOVE FENCE" procedure. Place height
adjustment knob bolts in key hole slots and align bolt
heads with the slots on back of front base. Slide fence
up the front base to desired depth of cut. Tighten
height adjustment knobs securely.
MITER JOINTS
See Figures 16-18.
There are two types of miter joints that can be made
using biscuits: flat miters and edge miters. Flat miters
are used when making picture frames. Edge miters are
used when making boxes or things where you don't
want to show the end grain of the wood. Butt joints
show the end grain in wood.
HOW
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•
CLAMP
VERTICALBOARD
TO CUTSLOTSIN VERTICALBOARDS
TO MAKE
FLAT
MITER
JOINTS
Unplug your Detail Biscuit Joiner.
Failure to unplug your Detail
Biscuit Joiner could result in accidental starting
causing possible serious personal injury.
WARNING:
Place the pieces of wood to be joined on a level
workbench as shown in Figure 16.
Fig. 15
•
Place a straight piece of wood on the vertical board
and securely clamp it flush against the bottom
shoe. This piece of wood is used for a fence or
guide. It must be square with the sides of the
vertical board and parallel with the centerline.
•
Align centerline on bottom of shoe with marked
intersection for biscuit slot.
•
Plug your Biscuit Joiner into power supply and
prepare to cut slot.
•
Depress the switch trigger and let the motor build
to its maximum speed, then gradually push Biscuit
Joiner forward to extend the blade into the wood.
•
When the base assembly bottoms out against the
depth of cut adjustment knob setting, pull back
releasing pressure on the spring. Blade wilt retract
from biscuit slot.
Using a combination square, draw a line through
the center of each joint perpendicular to the mitered
edges.
•
Set fence angle at 90 °, set fence height at desired
dimension on the scale, select the correct depth of
cut setting for the biscuit size you plan to use, and
clamp workpiece securely.
•
Align indicator mark on fence with the centerline on
the workpiece.
•
Plug your Biscuit Joiner into power supply and
prepare to cut slot.
•
•
Repeat this procedure for cutting all required slots
in vertical boards.
•
Once all slots have been cut, place a biscuit in
each joint and dry assemble the workpieces. Make
sure each joint lines up and fits.
BISCUIT
FLATMITERJOINTS
15
Fig. 16
FLAT MITER JOINTS
(Continued)
•
•
Depress the switch trigger and let the motor build
to its maximum speed, then gradually push Biscuit
Joiner forward to extend the blade into the wood.
•
When the base assembly bottoms out against the
depth of cut adjustment knob setting, pull back
releasing pressure on the spring. Blade wilt retract
from biscuit slot.
•
Repeat this procedure for cutting mating slot and all
required miter joint slots.
•
Once all slots have been cut, place a biscuit in
each joint and dry assemble the workpieces. Make
sure each joint lines up and fits.
•
Finally, disassemble the workpieces and place a
bead of glue in each slot. Also, spread a bead of
glue over the entire surface of the joint. Reinsert
the biscuits and assemble the workpieces. See
Figure 16.
•
Clamp workpieces together until the glue sets up.
Place your Biscuit Joiner on workpiece with the
fence resting on the long side of workpiece as
shown in Figure 18. The front base should be
against the mitered edge of the workpiece.
CUTTINGEDGEMITERSLOT
FROMLONGSIDEOF WORKPIECE
Fig. 18
HOW TO MAKE EDGE MITER JOINTS
•
Unplug your Detail Biscuit Joiner.
•
•
Place the pieces of wood to be joined on a level
workbench as shown in Figure 17.
Recheck fence height setting to make sure it will
not cut through the workpiece.
•
Align indicator mark on fence with the centerline on
the workpiece. Make sure the front base is pressed
flat against the mitered edge of the workpiece.
•
Plug your Biscuit Joiner into power supply and
prepare to cut slot.
•
Depress the switch trigger and let the motor build
to its maximum speed, then gradually push Biscuit
Joiner forward to extend the blade into the wood.
•
When the base assembly bottoms out against the
depth of cut adjustment knob setting, pull back
releasing pressure on the spring. Blade will retract
from biscuit slot.
•
Repeat this procedure for cutting mating slot and
all required miter joint slots.
•
Once all slots have been cut, place a biscuit in
each joint and dry assemble the workpieces. Make
sure each joint lines up and fits.
Fig. 17
•
•
Mark centerline of the joint on each board.
•
When making edge miter joints with workpieces
that have different thicknesses, clamp securely to a
workbench with the long sides up. This will assure
that the outside surfaces will match. See Figure 18.
Finally, disassemble workpieces and place a bead
of glue in each slot. Also, spread a bead of glue
over the entire surface of the joint. Reinsert the
biscuits and assemble workpieces. See Figure 17.
•
Clamp workpieces together until the glue sets up.
CENTERLINE
MARK(S)
BISCUIT
EDGEMITERJOINTS
•
Set fence angle at 45 °.
•
Slide the fence up or down until fence height is at
desired setting.
•
Tighten height adjustment knobs securely.
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HINGE
JOINTS
•
Determine the location of each hinge joint and mark
the center of each joint by drawing a line across
each workpiece.
•
Set fence angle at 90 °.
•
Loosen height adjustment knobs, then pull and
slide the fence down the scale until the height
indicator mark is set at zero depth of cut.
Remember: The scale indicates the height of the
fence from the center of the blade, which is
approximately .050 of an inch.
•
Tighten height adjustment knobs securely.
•
Select the #3 depth of cut setting. We suggest that
you make a test cut in a scrap piece of wood from
the same workpiece if possible.
•
Clamp workpiece securely so that it will not move
during the cut.
•
Plug your Biscuit Joiner into power supply and
prepare to make your first cut. Grasp and hold your
Biscuit Joiner securely with both hands.
•
Place the fence against the board and align the
indicator marks on the fence with the centerline
See Figure 19.
Hinge joints are used when joining two boards using
hinges supplied in one of Craftsman's optional hinge
kits. Jewelry boxes, doors on clocks, recipe boxes, etc.
are typical applications.
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HINGE
SLOT(S)
HINGE
mark(s) on the board. See Figure 19.
•
Depress the switch trigger and let the motor build
to its maximum speed, then gradually push Biscuit
Joiner forward to extend the blade into the wood.
•
When the base assembly bottoms out against the
depth of cut adjustment knob setting, pull back
releasing pressure on the spring. Blade will retract
from hinge slot.
•
Repeat this procedure for all desired hinge slots.
•
Once all hinge slots have been cut, place a hinge
in each slot and dry assemble the workpieces.
Make sure each slot lines up and fits.
•
Finally, assemble the hinges to the workpieces and
secure with the fasteners supplied.
FASTENERS
HINGE
Fig. 19
HOW
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•
TO MAKE
HINGE
JOINTS
Unplug your Detail Biscuit Joiner.
Failure to unplug your Detail
Biscuit Joiner could result in accidental starting
causing possible serious personal injury.
WARNING:
Prepare the workpieces to be joined by laying them
side by side on a workbench in the order in which
they will be hinged.
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BLADE
REPLACEMENT
•
See Figures 20-22.
remove. See Figure 22.
After extended use, the blade on your Biscuit Joiner
may become dull. If you accidentally hit a nail or other
blunt object, it wilt dull or break the blade. These
situations require replacing the blade.
HOW
•
,_
•
TO REPLACE
THE
Using a 9/64 in. hex key, remove blade screw.
Note: Turn blade screw counterclockwise to
OUTER
BLADEWASHER
_'_BLADE
SCREW
GEAR
SPINDLEFLATS
BLADE
BLADE
Unplug your Detail Biscuit Joiner.
BLADE
Failure to unplug your Detail
Biscuit Joiner could result in accidental starting
causing possible serious personal injury.
WARNING:
INNER
BLADE
WASHER
Place your Biscuit Joiner upside down on a
workbench and remove the bottom shoe screws
(4) and bottom shoe. See Figure 20.
GEAR
SPINDLE
SCREWS(4)
BOTTOM
SHOE
Fig. 22
I
I
•
Remove outer blade washer and blade.
•
Clean wood particles and resin from blade washer
and all surrounding parts.
WARNING:
If inner blade washer has been
removed, replace it before installing new blade.
Failure to do so could cause an accident since
Fig. 20
•
Place a #1 Phillips screwdriver or 3/16 in. diameter
pin between the blade and front base. See Figure21.
•
Place one of the blade teeth against the
screwdriver or pin and lock blade preventing it from
rotating.
blade screw will not tighten properly.
•
Place inner blade washer on gear spindle. See
Figure 22.
•
Place new blade onto gear spindle and align flats
on blade with flats on gear spindle.
Secure with outer blade washer and blade screw.
•
#1 PHILLIPSSCREWDRIVER
OR 3/16 in. DIAMETERPIN
•
Place a #1 Phillips screwdriver or 3/16 in. diameter
pin between the blade and front base. See Figure 21.
•
Place one of the blade teeth against the
screwdriver or pin and lock blade preventing it from
rotating.
BLADE
FRONTBASE
Note: Blade teeth point toward the right of your
Biscuit Joiner when held in normal operating
position. An arrow on the bottom shoe also
indicates direction of blade rotation. See Figure 20.
Fig. 21
18
•
Tighten blade screw securely.
•
Note: Turn blade screw clockwise to tighten.
Reassemble bottom shoe.
•
Replace screws (4) and tighten securely.
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WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical
Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other
part may create a hazard or cause product
damage.
CLEANING
BASE
ASSEMBLY
See Figures 23-25.
NOTCH(ES)
After extended use, wood particles and resin may
build up inside the base assembly of your Biscuit
Joiner and clog the path for wood particles going
through dust exhaust opening. Wood particles packing up in this area makes cutting biscuit slots more
difficult.
HOW TO CLEAN
•
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BEARING
PLATE
BASE ASSEMBLY
Unplug your Detail Biscuit Joiner.
,_
Failure to unplug your Detail
Biscuit Joiner could result in accidental starting
causing possible serious personal injury.
WARNING:
•
Place your Biscuit Joiner upside down on a workbench and remove the bottom shoe screws (4) and
bottom shoe.
•
Remove the blade. See "Blade
section.
•
REARBASE
•
Replacement"
SPRING(S)
Fig. 24
CAUTION:
Blade tips are sharp. Be carefull
not to cut yourself when cleaning.
Clean wood particles and resin from slots and
surrounding areas on front and rear base. See
Figure 25. Apply a thin coat of general purpose
grease in slots or on bearing plate where base
slides.
ADJUSTMENT
ROD
With your Biscuit Joiner still upside down on a
workbench, remove front base screws (2). See
Figure 23.
FRONTBASE
REAR
BASESLOT
REAR
BASESLOT
SCREWDRIVER
FRONT
BASESLOT
FRONT
BASESLOT
Fig. 23
•
•
•
•
Pull front base in the direction shown by the arrow
in Figure 23 and remove.
Using a pair of needle nose pliers, stretch and
release springs from tabs on bearing plate. See
Figure 24.
Lift adjustment rod away from bearing plate and
remove rear base.
With front and rear base assemblies removed,
place your Biscuit Joiner upside down on a
workbench and clean wood particles and resin
from bearing plate and surrounding areas. Note:
Also clean the blade, blade washers, etc.
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Fig. 25
•
Replace rear base. Position adjustment rod in its
proper place as shown in Figure 25.
•
Secure rear base in place with the two springs.
Hook one end of each spring in notch on each side
of rear base. Using needle nose pliers, stretch
each spring and hook it over tabs on bearing plate.
•
Reassemble front base. Replace screws and
tighten securely.
•
Reinstall blade. Tighten blade screw securely.
•
Reassemble bottom shoe. Tighten screws (4)
securely.
GENERAL
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.
Only the parts shown on parts list, page 23, 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.
EXTENSION
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.
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Do not at any time let
gasoline, petroleum-based products,
oils, etc. come in contact with plastic
contain chemicals that can damage,
destroy plastic.
WARNING:
CORDS
The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of
power. To keep the loss to a minimum and to prevent
toot overheating, use an extension cord that is heavy
enough to carry the current the toot will draw.
A wire gage size (A.W.G.) of at least 16 is
recommended for an extension cord 100 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.
brake fluids,
penetrating
parts. They
weaken or
It has been found that electric tools are subject to
accelerated wear and possible premature failure when
they are used on fiberglass boats, sports cars,
wallboard, spackling compounds, or plaster. The
chips and grindings from these materials are highly
abrasive to electric toot 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
compounds, or plaster. During any use on these
materials it is extremely important that the toot is
cleaned frequently by blowing with an air jet.
A
CAUTION:
Keep extension cords away from
the cutting area and position the cord so that it
will not get caught on lumber, tools, etc., during
cutting operation.
A
WARNING:
Check extension cords before
each use. If damaged replace immediately. Never
use toot with a damaged cord since touching the
damaged area could cause electrical shock
resulting in serious injury.
Extension cords suitable for use with your Biscuit
Joiner are available at your nearest Sears Retail Store.
LUBRICATION
All of the bearings in this toot 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.
HELPFUL
HINTS
,/
Always clamp workpiece securely before cutting.
t/
Study all safety rules and do the job safely.
,/
A safe operator is one who thinks ahead.
t/
Never place your hands in jeopardy.
,/
Always wear eye protection when cutting slots.
t/
Make certain clamps can't loosen while in use.
,/
Make set-up adjustments carefully. Then double
check. Measure twice and cut once.
t/
Test difficult set-ups on scrap-- Don't waste
lumber.
,/
Always dry assemble your project before gluing
it together.
t/
Plan each operation before you begin.
t/
,/
For loose fit situations, wet biscuits to make
them swell.
,/
The more biscuits used, the stronger the joint
will be.
Provide for smoother operation by cleaning your
Biscuit Joiner frequently. Shake Biscuit Joiner or
blow with an air jet to remove wood particle
build-up.
t/
Keep blade clean. When the blade becomes
dull, replace it.
Do not abuse power tools. Abusive practices
can damage toot as well as workpiece.
t/
Think safety by thinking
,/
,/
Don't let familiarity make you careless.
2O
ahead.
PROBLEM
Biscuits do not fit slots. Biscuits not fitting
slots may also cause misalignment of
boards being joined.
1.
2.
.
4.
SOLUTION
A.
Biscuit slots are too deep or too shallow. Make
fine adjustments to depth setting. See "TO
MAKE FINE ADJUSTMENTS" section on page
10.
B.
Biscuit thickness may be out of tolerance.
Compress biscuits in a vise if they are too thick.
C.
Check to see if biscuits are the correct size for
the size slots that have been cut: #1, #2, or #3.
D.
Check to see if biscuits have gotten wet and
swollen.
E.
If biscuits fit loose in slots, wet them to take up
the loose fit.
Wood particles begin to backup on front of
unit.
A.
Dust exhaust may be clogged preventing wood
particles from going through dust exhaust
opening. Remove bottom shoe and clean blade,
bearing plate, base assembly slots, and
surrounding areas. See "CLEANING BASE
ASSEMBLY" section on page 19.
Blade becomes difficult to push in when
cutting slots. Blade does not retract
properly when cutting slots.
A.
Cutting performance is poor and there is a
loss of power or stalling of motor when
cutting slots.
A.
Blade is dull. Replace blade. See "BLADE
REPLACEMENT" section on page 18.
B.
Resin has built up on blade. Remove blade and
clean it with gum and pitch remover. See
"BLADE REPLACEMENT" section on page 18
for blade removing instructions. Once clean,
follow "BLADE REPLACEMENT" instructions to
replace the blade.
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Wood particles and resin have built up on base
assembly slots and surrounding areas. Remove
front and rear base assemblies and clean blade,
bearing plate, base assembly slots and
surrounding areas. Apply a thin coat of general
purpose grease in slots or on bearing plate where
base slides. See "CLEANING BASE
ASSEMBLY" section on page 19.
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CRAFTSMAN
DETAIL BISCUIT
JOINER - MODEL NUMBER
315.175501
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SEE NOTE "A" PAGE 23
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CRAFTSMAN
DETAIL BISCUIT JOINER - MODEL NUMBER
315.175501
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The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence
regarding your
DETAIL BISCUIT JOINER or when ordering repair parts.
SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING
INSTRUCTIONS
PARTS LIST
Key
No.
Pad
Number
Description
Qty.
Key
No.
Pad
Number
Description
Qty.
1
983190-001
Data Plate .......................................................
1
15
974212-001
Shoe ...............................................................
2
975788-001
Logo Plate ......................................................
1
16
622210-040
Screw (#8-32 x 1/2 in. Flat Hd. T.C.) .............. 4
3
663711-001
Tension Spring ...............................................
2
17
612284-002
Blade Screw (#8-32 x 3/8 in. Soc. Cap) ......... 1
4
931055-806
Washer ...........................................................
2
18
974209-001
Outer Blade Washer .......................................
1
5
975193-001
Gear Assembly ...............................................
1
19
975796-001
Blade ..............................................................
1
6
974204-002
Bearing Plate With Bearing ............................ 1
20
974199-001
Inner Blade Washer ........................................
1
7
623275-003
* Screw (#10-24 x 3/4 in. Fil. Hd.) ..................... 2
21
974217-001
Front Base Pad ...............................................
1
8
974219-002
1
22
974220-001
Height Adjustment Knob .................................
2
9
703477-006
1
23
974221-001
Adjustable Fence ............................................
1
10
971498-001
Knurled Adjustment Knob ...............................
1
24
974210-002
Front Base ......................................................
1
11
974211-001
Rear Base .......................................................
1
25
623166-002
Bolt (1/4-20 x 3/4 in. Sq. Hd.) ......................... 2
12
663703-001
Compression Spring .......................................
1
26
974208-001
Ball Bearing (NMB R-1560X2ZZR) ................. 1
13
974218-001
Adjustment Rod ..............................................
1
27
975275-001
Gear ................................................................
14
622183-042
* Screw (#8-32 x 3/8 in. Fit. Hd.) ....................... 4
28
975797-001
Optional Carbide Tipped Blade (Not Shown). 1
972000-984
Operator's Manual
NOTE: "A"-
Depth Adjustment Knob ..................................
* Jam Nut (#8-32) ..............................................
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.
* Standard Hardware Item -- May Be Purchased Locally
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