Craftsman 320.28160 Operator`s manual

Operator's
Manual
I I:RAFTSMAN°I
10.0 Amp 1-3/4 Peak HP
Plunge-Base Router
Model No. 320.27666
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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.
Sears Brands Management
www.craftsman.com
Corporation,
Hoffman
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WARRANTY
SAFETY
UNPACKING
DESCRIPTION
OPERATION
MAINTENANCE
TROUBLESHOOTING
ESPANOL
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.
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Warranty
page 2
Safety Symbols
page 3
Safety Instructions
page 5-10
Unpacking
page 10-14
Description
page 14-29
Operation
page 14-29
Maintenance
page 30-31
Troubleshooting
page 32
Exploded
page 33-37
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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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.
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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
SIGNAL MEANING
SAFTY ALERT
SYMBOL:
May be used in conjunction
DANGER:
avoided,
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Indicates DANGER,
with other symbols
Indicates an imminently
WARNING,
OR CAUTION.
or pictographs
hazardous
situation,
which,
if not
situation,
which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially
could result in death or serious
_1, CAUTION:
hazardous
injury.
Indicates an imminently
hazardous
avoided,
may result in death or serious
injury.
Damage
Prevention
Messages
and Information
situation,
which,
if not
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.
A_, WARNING:
and/or
property damage
may result if these instructions
To ensure safety and reliability,
all repairs should
are
be performed
at a Sears Parts & Repair Service Center.
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WARNING:
The operation
of any power tools 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 shield
and a 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
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Some of these 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.
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WARNING:
the warnings
injury.
Read all safety
and instructions
SYMBOL
warnings
and instructions.
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
v
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency
W
Watt
Power
min
Minutes
Alternating
Direct
[]
Class
_./rain
Current
Current
Safety
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speed,
Double-insulated
of current
at no load
construction
Revolutions,
strokes, surface
orbits, etc., per minute
Alert
Manual
Eye Protection
O
Type of current
Rotational
Per Minute
Read The Operator's
per second)
Type or a characteristic
II Construction
Wet Conditions
(cycles
Time
No Load Speed
no
Failure to follow
may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious
locations.
Do not expose
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 when
wear operating
safety goggles
or safety
shield
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
Hot Surface
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that involve
your safety.
Alert
To reduce
avoid
contact
the with
risk of
anyinjury
hot surface.
or damage,
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GENERAL
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POWER TOOL SAFETY WARNINGS
WARNING:
Read all safety warnings
the warnings and instructions
personal injury.
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
READ AND SAVE THESE
WORK
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refers to your mains-operated
(cordless) power tool.
iNSTRUCTiONS
AREA SAFETY
Keep the work
accidents.
area clean and well lit. Cluttered
or dark areas invite
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.
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 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.
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.
Protect
your lungs. Wear a face mask or dust mask if the operation
is dusty.
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.
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 used.
Use of these devices can reduce dust-related
hazards.
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
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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.
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WARNING:
be followed
tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with
edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
When using power tools, basic safety precautions
to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal
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The operation
should always
injury.
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 and a full
face shield when needed.
A_, WARNING:
If any parts are missing, do not operate the tool until the missing
parts have been replaced.
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Doing so could result in serious
personal
injury.
SAFETY
Have 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.
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.
Maintain
your
a firm grip on the router with both hands to resist starting torque.
Never attempt to use the router motor without first installing it in an
approved base. Failure to heed this warning could result in personal injury
and damage to the motor.
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.
Never tighten
nut.
the collet/nut
without a cutter
bit installed in the collet/
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.
Always
keep the chip shield
clean and in place.
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.
Inspect
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lumber before
routing.
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Check to see that the cord will not "hang up" during routing operation.
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.
Keep hands clear of the cutter bit when the motor is running to prevent
personal injury.
Provide clearance
through-cutting.
Keep cutting
under
pressure
the workpiece
constant.
for the router cutter bit when
Do not overload
Use only sharp cutter bits that are not chipped
will cause stalling and burn the workpiece.
the motor.
or cracked.
Blunt cutter bits
Never use this router motor with a cutter bit larger than 34/2 inches in diameter.
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 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 before
Cutter bits coast after power is turned 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.
Disconnect
adjustments
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or changing cutter bits.
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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.
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Avoid "climb cutting;" see "OPERATION" section in this manual "Climb
cutting" increases the chance for loss of control resulting in possible
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serious
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WARNING:
injury.
Bits, sockets,
Wear gloves when touching
and tools get hot during operation.
them.
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Wear ear protection.
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To avoid injury, hold the tool by the insulated gripping
WARNING:
Exposure
to noise can cause hearing loss.
surfaces
only. If the tool contacts hidden wiring or its own cord, exposed metal parts
of the tool could shock the operator and cause serious injury. Make sure that
hidden electrical wiring, water pipes, or other hazards are not in the cutting path.
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:
3.
materials
until all of the
lift the router out of the carton and place it on a stable, flat surface.
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Vac adapter and 2 screws
used to attach
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Chip shield (already installed on router)
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1/4-inch .collet/nut
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1/2-inch collet/nut
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Collet/nut
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Depth-Adjustment
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it to the base
(already installed on router)
wrench
Wrench
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.
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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
®ii
(Fig. 1)
Plunge Base Router
Vac adapter
Chip shield (already installed on router)
2 screws
(for attaching
1/4-inch Collet/Nut
vac adapter)
(already
installed on router)
1/2-inch Collet/Nut
Depth-Adjustment
Collet/Nut
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Wrench
Wrench
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KNOW YOUR PLUNGE
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. 1
Motor housing
e base
Super-fine
adjustment
knob
Spindle lock
Depth indicators
Depth-rod
knob
locking
__
Depth rod
Super-fine adj
screw
Depth-stop
Self-releasing
Collet/Nut System
p shield
Non-mar
sub-base
turret
Air vents
"Live Tool Indicator"
Key-strip slot
Light
8-ft. power Cord
On / Off Toggle Switch
Ergonomic
Handles
Plunge-depth
locking lever
Quick-release
lever
Plunge sub-base
Vacuum
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Do not allow familiarity
A fraction of a second of carelessness
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with the router to cause a lack of alertness.
is enough to cause severe injury.
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PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
Rating
10.0 Amps
No Load Speed
10000-25000
Peak HP
1-3/4
Input
120-volt,
Collets/Nuts
and Cutter-bit
Shank Diameters
60Hz AC
1/4 in. and 1/2 in.
Plunge Base Diameter
6-11/16
Sub-Base
Opening
1-1/4 inches
Sub-Base
Thickness
(Diameter for cutter bit use)
WARNING:
inches
1/4 inch
Plunge Base Depth of Cut
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RPM
2-1/8 inches
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
features:
Powerful, 10.0 Amp Soft Start Motor develops 1-3/4 Peak HP to handle
most routing jobs.
1.
.
Variable-Speed
Motor
runs at 10,000 to 25,000
3.
Variable-Speed
bit size.
Dial allows matching
4.
Plunge Base features Fine and Micro Depth Rod Adjustments
Stops for precise set-ups and repetitive cutting.
5.
Smooth
cutting.
8.
Protective Plunge
and moisture.
7.
Spindle Lock for easy one-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.
8.
100% Ball Bearings
9.
Base Features Large Base Openings and Large Chip Shield, combined
with 3 LED Worklights
on Motor to provide high visibility of bit and
workpiece.
proper speed to material and cutter
Plunge Action lowers bit into workpiece
Post Bellows
for smooth,
RPM (no-load speed).
at 90 ° for more accurate
protect guideposts
efficient
with Turret
operation
from woodchips,
dust,
and long life.
10. Durable Non=marring Sub-base glides smoothly over the workpiece. Subbase cutter bit opening is 1-1/4 inches. Do not use a bit with a cutter diameter
larger than 1-1/4 inches, as it will not pass through the sub-base opening!
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11. Motor Housing
Cast Aluminum
constructed
for strength
12. High-impact resistant Motor
protect tool from damage.
of High Density Nylon and Precision
and exact fit into bases.
Housing
13. Conveniently located ON/OFF
visibility, easy access.
14. Vac adapter
separately.
toggle
Milled
Top Cap and Handles on Base help
switch,
side mounted
for added
allows base to hook up to 1-1/4 inch vac hose attachment,
15. Quick=release edge guide lever for quick installation
an edge guide (sold separately).
sold
of and adjustments
to
16. "MVE TOOL INDICATOR"
light is green when the router is plugged into a
power source. Light is located on motor housing top cap next to power cord
inlet.
17. Replaceable
Carbon
Brushes
(sold separately)
for dependable
service.
18. Includes carry bag for easy carrying and storage.
NOTE: This tool is shipped completely assembled. To install or remove cutter
bits or add accessories such as vac adapter 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, respectively.
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WARNING:
that accept
1/4 inch and
Do not use a router cutter bit that has a cutter bit diameter
larger
than 1-1/4 inches with the sub-base that is installed on this router, as it will not
fit through the sub-base opening, will cause damage to the sub-base and the
motor, and could cause serious personal injury to the operator.
NOTE: The sub-base installed on this router has an opening of 1-1/4 inches. To
use cutter bits with larger diameters, use sub-bases with larger openings, sold
separately at Sears stores or other Craftsman outlets.
A_, 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.
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iNSTALLiNG AND REMOVING THE CUTTER BiT (available separately) (Fig.
3, 4 and 4a)
iNSTALLiNG
THE CUTTER
BiT
1.
Turn the motor off and unplug it from the power source.
2.
Remove the motor housing from the base.
NOTE: See the instructions for installing
the plunge base on pages 17 and 18.
and removing
the motor housing from
3.
Set the motor upside down on its top cap, with the collet/nut
4.
Press the spindle-lock
collet/nut (Fig. 3).
5.
Place the wrench on the collet/nut and
turn it counterclockwise
to loosen the
Fig. 4
/_<_-j,,_ \
_
X_._' //_
Cutters
collet/nut slightly
cutter bit shank.
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Shank
Spindle
6.
pointing
up.
button to engage and lock the spindle shaft and
so it can accept
the
"X _/Bit t l
"J _
nut assembly as far as it will go, then
back the shank out until the cutters are
approximately
1/4 inch
from
Insert the cutter 1/8
bit toshank
into away
the collet/
the face of the collet/nut. (Fig. 4, 4a)
NOTE: To ensue proper gripping of the cutter
bit shank and minimize run-out, the shank of
the cutter bit must be inserted
Fig. 4a
. Cutters
r-_-_J
into the collet/
[_
Collet /
7.
With the cutter bit inserted and spindlelock button pressed in to engage the
spindle shaft, place the wrench on collet/
nut at
nutleast
and 5/8
turn inch.
clockwise until the collet/nut
is firmly tightened
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WARNING:
on the cutter bit shank.
Tighten the collet/nut
securely
to prevent the cutter bit from
slipping. If the collet/nut is not securely tightened,
during use, causing serious personal injury.
the cutter bit may detach
NOTE: To prevent damage
bit installed.
to tool, do not tighten the collet/nut
REMOVING
BiT
THE CUTTER
without
1.
Turn the motor off and unplug the router from the power source.
2.
Remove the motor from the base.
NOTE: See the instructions for installing
the plunge base on pages 17 and 18.
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and removing
a cutter
the motor housing from
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3.
Set the motor upside down on its top cap, with the collet/nut
4.
Press the spindle-lock
collet/nut. (Fig. 3)
5.
pointing
up.
button to engage and lock the spindle shaft and the
Place the wrench
on the collet/nut
collet/nut
slightly;
remove cutter bit shank.
COLLET/NUT
CARE
Before each use, inspect the collet/nut
gripping the cutter bit properly.
and turn it counterclockwise
to loosen the
to make sure that it is clean and that it is
With the router cutter bit removed, press the spindle lock and turn the collet/nut
counterclockwise
until it is free from the motor's spindle shaft.
Blow the collet out with compressed
air, and clean the tapered
collet/nut with a tissue or a fine brush.
inside of the
_, WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields
during power tool operations or when blowing dust. If the 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
For faster, more accurate cutting results, keep cutter bits clean and sharpen only
the inside of the cutting edges. 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
_i,
WARNING:
THE ROUTER
MOTOR
iN THE BASE (Fig. 5)
Never use the router motor without
base. Failure to do so could result in serious
motor.
_l_ WARNING:
installing
personal
it into an approved
injury and damage to
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.
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1.
Turn the motor off and unplug the router
from the power source.
Fig. 5
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
that the plunge action is in the "UP" position
with the plunge lock lever (B) locked.
4.
With the motor housing keystrip-slot
(C)
aligned with the plunge base keystrip (D),
lower the motor housing into the plunge
base, engaging the keystrip into the
keystrip-slot.
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
_,
THE MOTOR
WARNING:
B
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 that the plunge action is in the "UP" position with the plunge lock
lever (B) locked.
4.
Lift the motor straight up out of the base, sliding the motor housing
"keystrip-slot"
(C) free from the keystrip (D) in the plunge base.
5.
Set the motor upside down on its top cap with the collet pointing
remove the bit.
_,
WARNING:
base and motor housing) on a flat surface.
Always remove the cutter bits from the collet/nut
router is not being used. Leaving bits installed
causing serious personal injury.
ADJUSTING
A_, WARNING:
up and
when the
could result in an accidents
THE DEPTH OF CUT
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 injury.
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PLUNGING
ACTION
(Fig. 5a)
Fig. 5a
The plunge base feature simplifies depth
adjustments and allows the cutter bit to be
accurately lowered into the workpiece for
precise set-ups.
1.
To lower the cutter bit, release the plungelock lever by moving it "UP" to the unlocked
position.
2.
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.
3.
Guide
Slot Cutting
To raise the bit and the plunge action,
unlock the plunge-lock lever and the cutter bit and 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
Control the cutting
as follows:
depth
TURRET
with the depth=stop
and locked when the bit is
(Fig. 6)
rod and the depth=stop
1.
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 installed, lower
the plunge action until the cutter bit makes
contact with the flat, level surface on which
the router is sitting.
4.
Lock the plunge depth locking lever (F).
This position is "0" from which further depth
adjustments can be made.
5.
To set a desired depth-of-cut,
rotate the
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 and lower the depth-stop
rod until it contacts the lowest step on the
turret.
6.
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Fig. 6
F
C
B
A
Slide the Clear Plastic Depth-Indicator
(D) until the red line on the indicator is
lined up with "0", marked in black on the bottom of the depth scale. (This is
now indicating the point at which the bit makes contact with the workpiece).
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7.
To set the cutting depth, slide the Depth-Stop Rod up until the red line on
the clear plastic depth-indicator
points to the desired cutting depth on the
Depth Scale (E). Secure the Depth-Stop Rod at this position by tightening
the Depth Rod Locking Knob.
8.
Unlock the Plunge-Lock
the UP position.
g.
The desired depth-of-cut
may now be achieved by plunging the router down
until the depth-stop
rod contacts the selected step on the depth-stop turret.
Lever (F) to allow the bit to automatically
NOTE: When making depth adjustments
should always be closed securely.
retract to
on the plunge base, the motor clamp
Making Deep Cuts with the Depth=Stop Turret (Fig. 7}
NOTE: Making a single deep cut is never advisable. Smaller diameter cutter bits
are easily broken by too much side thrust and torque. Larger cutter bits will cause a
rough cut and be difficult to guide and control. For
Fig. 7
these reasons, do not exceed 1/8-in. depth of cut
in a single pass.
To produce deep cuts, always make several
progressively deeper cuts, starting with the
highest step on the depth-stop turret and, after
each cut, rotating the turret to the next lowest
step until the Lowest or Last step is reached.
A
Each of the 4 steps progresses by 1/4-inch
increments. The 4 steps represent a total of "0"-in.
to 3/4 in. with a full 360 ° rotation of the turret.
B
Repeat this process if necessary.
f
C
Micro Adjustments with the Depth=Stop Rod
and Depth=Stop Turret
The Depth-Stop Rod has a Micro Adjustment Knob (A) that turns a screw (B)
(inside the rod) either clockwise or counterclockwise
(lowering or raising) the
depth-stop
rod on the turret (C} for micro-fine adjustments of the plunge depth.
Each complete revolution
depth by 3/64 inch.
A reference
adjustment
of the Micro Adjustment
indicator line is embossed
knob to set "0".
Knob adjusts the plunging
into the Depth-Stop
Rod under the fine-
When micro-adjusting
the plunge depth, before setting the Depth-Stop
Rod and
Depth-Stop turret, always make sure that the micro adjustment screw has been
turned down (clockwise) several revolutions from its top, or starting position, so
it can be adjusted upward.
Always set your micro adjustments
position, and locked down.
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To use the micro adjustment knob once the depth rod and turret have been set,
check the final depth setting and micro adjust as follows:
•
To micro-increase
the plunge depth, turn the knob counterclockwise
the micro adjustment screw,
To micro-reduce
the plunge depth, turn the knob clockwise
micro adjustment screw.
TOGGLE
"ON/OFF"
SWITCH
Use the toggle switch located
router "ON" and "OFF".
to raise
to lower the
(Fig. 8)
on the top cap of the motor housing to turn the
The left side of the toggle switch hood (as you
face it) is marked "l" for "On" and the right
side (as you face it) is marked "0" for "Off".
Fig. 8
To turn the motor "ON", push the toggle
switch to the left side marked "l", or "On"
To turn the motor "OFF" push the toggle
switch to the right side marked "0", or "Off".
Contact the workpiece with the router and
cutter bit only after the router has reached full
speed slected. Turn the router motor "OFF"
and allow the cutter bit to come to a complete
stop before removing the router and cutter bit from the workpiece.
SOFT START FEATURE
Soft Start minimizes torque twist, which is customary in larger router motors,
limiting the speed at which the motor starts. This increases the motor's life.
ELECTRONIC
FEEDBACK
CONTROL
The electronic feedback control maintains
provide a smooth finish.
LED WORKLIGHTS
a constant
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(Fig. 9)
Your router motor has 3 built-in worklights
located around the collet/nut to provide high
visibility of the workpiece during operation.
These lights are always "On" when the toggle
switch is in the "On "position.
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Fig. 9
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"LIVE TOOL iNDiCATOR"
LIGHT (Fig. 10}
Your router also has a "Live Tool Indicator"
Fig. 10
green light, located on the motor housing
top cap where the power cord enters the
motor housing. This green light is always on
when the router motor is plugged into power
source.
THE CUT
&
STARTING
_lk WARNING:
Before operating the router,
follow all safety instructions in this manual.
Failure to do so could result in serious
personal 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.
Fig. 11
Much of routing is a trial-and-error
process of
Edge
making various adjustments, followed by test
cuts as you become familiar with all of your
router's operational abilities. To avoid ruining
good material, make your test cuts on scrap
materials.
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. 11).
A_, WARNING:
Edging with plunge base
Always be alert and watch what you are doing. Never operate
the router when you are fatigued.
DEEP CUTS
The proper cutting depth for each pass is always determined
cutter bit size and type, and the power of the motor.
by the material,
the
Always make several progressively deeper cuts: start at one depth and then
make several passes, each time increasing the cutting depth, until the desired
depth is reached.
Making a cut that is too deep will stress the router motor and the cutter bit, and
it may burn the workpiece and dull the cutter bit. It could also "grab" too much
of the workpiece and cause you to lose of control of the router, which may result
in a serious accident.
To be certain that your depth settings are correct, always make test cuts in scrap
material similar to your workpiece before beginning the final cutting operation.
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Remember,
knowing the right depth for each cut comes with routing experience.
EDGE ROUTING
(Fig. 11)
1.
With the depth-of-cut
set, place the router on the edge of workpiece,
sure that the cutter does not contact the workpiece.
making
2.
Clamp an edge guide (board or metal straightedge)
router base.
3.
Turn the router "On", and allow the motor to build to the full speed selected.
4.
To begin your cut, gradually feed the cutter bit into the edge of the workpiece.
5.
When the cut is complete, turn the motor "Off" and allow cutter bit come to a
complete stop before removing it from the workpiece.
6.
Unplug the router from the power source, place the router upside down on
the worktable, and inspect the finished cut in the workpiece.
in place to help guide the
_, 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
A_, WARNING:
possibly
serious personal
Removing the cutter bit from the workpiece
rotating could damage the workpiece
serious personal injury.
ROUTING
With the depth-of-cut set and the plunge
action locked in the raised (Up) position,
turn the motor "On" and allow the motor
build up to its full speed (see Fig. 12).
2.
To begin your cut, unlock the plunge lock
lever and gently lower the plunge action
into the workpiece (see Fig. 12a).
3.
When the desired depth-of-cut
is
achieved, lock the plunge lock lever
(Down) and proceed to make your cut
(Fig. 12a).
4.
When the cut is completed, turn the motor
"OFF" and allow the cutter bit to come to
a complete stop before removing it from
the workpiece.
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Fig. 12
Plunge Up
Edge
Guide
(Figs. 12 and 12a)
1.
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while it is still
and result in loss of control, causing
NOTE: Making test cuts in scrap material
that is similar to your workpiece is essential.
Learning how the router's speed, depth-of-cut
and cutter bit will react in the workpiece will
help you produce quality cuts.
INTERNAL
injury.
_-"_-"
Fig. 12a
_Feed Direction
_
Plunge
Down
Cutting
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5.
When the cutter bit comes to a complete stop, unlock the plunge lock lever
(Up) and the plunge action will automatically
retract the cutter bit from
workpiece.
6.
Unplug the router from the power source, place the router on the 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 possibly serious personal
cutter bits should be used for edging only.
A_, WARNING:
injury. If using a router table, large
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
EDGING WiTH A PILOT BiT (Figs. 13 and 13a)
The arbor-type bits with pilots are excellent for
edge shaping of any workpiece edge that is
either straight, or curved at a curvature equal to
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.
Fig. 13
Pilot
Top Edge Shaping
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 in. thick uncut portion at the
bottom), the pilot can ride against the uncut
portion, which serves to guide it (Fig. 13).
Whole
Motor Housing
Fixed Base
Work-
sub-base
piece
TOP EDGE SHAPING
Fig. 13a
Edge Shaping
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, you will be
Guide Board
shaping the whole edge of the workpiece,
and an extra board must be placed under the
WHOLE EDGE SHAPING
workpiece to act as a guide (see Fig. 13a).
This "guide" board must have exactly the same contour - straight or curved - as
the workpiece edge. If it is positioned so that its edge is flush with the workpiece
edge, the bit will make a full cut (in as far as the bit radius). On the other hand, if
the guide is positioned so that it extends beyond the edge of the workpiece, the
bit will make less than a full cut - which will alter the shape of the finished edge.
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NOTE: The size (diameter) of the pilot that is used determines the maximum
width that can be cut with the pilot against the workpiece edge (the small pilot
exposes all of the bit; the large one reduces this amount by 1/16 in.). 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
FEEDING
possible serious
THE ROUTER
injury.
(Fig. 14)
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
EXTERNAL
personal
Fig. 14
ROUTER FEED DIRECTION
OF FEED CUTS
The router motor and cutter bit
rotate clockwise. This requires
the feed of the cutter bit to be
from left to right (see Fig. 14).
ROUTER FEED DIRECTION
Feeding the bit from left to right
will cause the bit to pull the router towards (up against) the workpiece.
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, making it hard to
control. This is called "Climb-Cutting:"
cutting in the opposite direction of the
proper feed direction.
"Climb Cutting" increases the chance for loss of control, possibly resulting in
personal injury. When "Climb Cutting" is required (backing around a corner, for
example), exercise extreme caution to maintain control of the router.
Because of the high speed of the cutter
(left to right), there is very little kickback
cutter bit strikes a knot, an area of hard
object, the normal cutting action could
bit during a proper feeding operation
under normal conditions. However, if the
grain in the wood workpiece, or a foreign
be affected and cause "Kickback".
This Kickback may cause damage to 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 you're always thrusting the router, keeping the sharp edges of the
cutter bit continuously
biting straight into new (uncut) wood (workpiece). Also,
always inspect your workpiece for knots, hard grain, and foreign objects that
could cause a kickback problem.
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_1, WARNING:
causing possible
against kickback
DIRECTION
Kickback
causes the power tool to jerk back toward the user,
loss of control and serious injury. Always take precautions
as described in this power tool operator's manual.
OF FEED - INTERNAL
CUTS (Figs. 15 and 15a}
When making an internal cut, such as a groove,
dado, or slot, always try to have the guide you
are using with the router (edge guide, straight
edge, or board guide) on the right-hand side of
the router as you make the cut (Fig. 15).
Fig. 15
GUIDE OUTSIDE
BIT ROTATION
THRUS
When the guide is positioned on the right-hand
side of the router, the router should travel from
left to right and "counterclockwise"
around
curves (see Fig. 15). This counterclockwise
action around the curve could cause "Climb
Cutting". Always be alert and exercise extreme
caution to maintain control of the router when
BIT ROTATION/
making this type of cut around curves.
Fig. 15a
When the guide is positioned as shown in Fig.
15a, the router should travel from left to right
and clockwise around curves.
If there is a choice, the set-up in Fig. 15 is easier
to use, but there is the possibility of "Climb
Cutting" around curves. In either case, Fig. 15
or Fig. 15a, the sideways thrust of the router
cutting is always against the guide, as is proper.
_1, WARNING: Always securely clamp the
X
ROUTER FEED
GUIDE
DIRECTION
GUIDE INSIDE
dr
BIT ROTATION
GUIDE
BIT ROTATION
\
ROUTER FEED DIRECTION
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.16
and 16a}
The proper rate of feed depends on several factors: the hardness and moisture
content of the workpiece, the depth of cut,
Fig. 16
and the cutting diameter of the bit. When
cutting shallow grooves in soft woods such as
Bit Shank
pine, you may use a faster rate of feed. When
making deep cuts in hardwoods such as oak,
you should use a slower rate of feed.
FEEDING
TOO QUICKLY
(Fig.16)
Clean and smooth cuts can only be achieved
when the cutter bit is rotating at a relatively
high speed, taking very small bites and
producing tiny, clean-cut chips.
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Cutter
TOO FAST
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Forcing the feed of the cutter bit forward too quickly slows the speed of the
cutter bit, and the bit takes bigger bites as it rotates. Bigger bites mean bigger
chips and a rough finish. This forcing action can also cause the router motor to
overheat.
Under extreme force-feeding
conditions, the speed can become so low and the
bites become so large that chips become partially cut off, causing splintering
and gouging of the workpiece.
The router will make clean, smooth cuts if allowed to run freely without overload
of forced feeding. You can detect forced feeding _Vthe 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 more difficult.
FEEDING
TOO SLOWLY
Fig. 16a
Bit Shank
(Fig.16a}
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,
Cut
Cutter
TOO SLOW
the router is more difficult
to
With the reduced load on the motor caused by the slow feed, the cutter bit has a
tendency to bounce off the sides of the cut in
Fig. 17
the workpiece, producing a cut with a rippled
finish instead of clean straight sides.
CHiP SHIELD
_,
WARNING:
(Fig. 17)
Always wear eye protection.
The chip shield is not intended
guard.
as a safety
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. 17).
,_,
WARNING:
The chip shield helps to keep dust and chips away from the
operator; it will not stop objects larger than woodchips
CAUTION:
the router.
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have the chip shield in place on the base when operating
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_1, WARNING:
Always turn the motor off
Fig. 18
and unplug the router from the power source
before making any adjustments or installing
accessories. Failure to turn the motor off and
unplug router could result in accidental starting
which can cause serious personal injury.
DUST COLLECTION WITH VAC ADAPTER (Fig. 18)
The vac adapter is sized to accept a 1-1/4 inch.
vac hose adapter, sold separately.
To attach the port onto the plunge base, position
and secure it to the back of the base with the
two screws (included), as shown in Fig. 18.
Two screws included
Fig. 19
The vac adapter can also be installed with the
hose outlet facing the front of the plunge base
by removing the chip shield and attaching the
port at the front of the base.
HEAVY=DUTY EDGE GUIDE (SOLD SEPARATELY)
Fig. 19a
An edge guide can be used as an aid in
routing applications such as decorative
edging, straight edge planning and trimming,
grooving, dadoing and slotting.
To attach the edge guide to the plunge base,
simply insert the edge guide rods into edgeguide mounting slots either from the left or the
right.
Tighten the lever on the left by turning it
counterclockwise
to secure the edge guide
until it touches the rod (Fig.19).
Fig. 19b
Tighten the lever on the right by turning it
clockwise to secure the edge guide until it
touches the rod (Fig.19a).
NOTE: If the inner screws wear down or
require calibration, pull the lever up and turn
it clockwise and then push the lever down
(Fig. 19b).
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Turn the lever counterclockwise to secure
the edge guide (Fig.19c).
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ELECTRONIC
VARIABLE
SPEED CONTROL
(Fig. 20}
The electronic speed control feature allows
the motor speed to be matched to the cutter
size and material hardness for an improved
finish and extended bit life.
I
Fig. 20
Speed changes are made starting at "1" by
rotating the Speed Control Dial to the "LEFT"
to increase the speed, and to the "RIGHT" to
decrease the speed as indicated on the Dial,
numbered 1 through 6.
The speed may be changed while the router is
"ON", but do not change the speed when the cutter bit is contacting
the workpiece.
WARNING:
Do not change the speed when the cutter bit is contacting
workpiece, as this will cause excessive vibration.
the
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.
_1, WARNING:
Before operating
your router follow all safety instructions
manual. Failure to do so could result in serious
personal
Variable Speed Selection
in this
injury.
Chart
Never exceed these bit speeds
Cutting-Bit
Diameter
Max.Speed
UP to 1 in.(25mm)
6
1-1¼ in. to 2 in. (30-50mm)
4-5
2-1/4 in. to 2 1/2-in.
2-3
(55-65 mm)
3 in. to 3-1/2 in.. (75-90mm)
1-2
Reduce the speed when using extra large bits with a cutting diameter of 1 inch
or greater or heavy cutting bits. Changing the rate of feed can also improve the
quality of the cut.
DIAL SETTING
RPM
1
10,000
2
13,000
3
16,000
4
19,000
5
22,000
6
25,000
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APPLICATION
Non-ferrous
cutter bits
metal, hardwoods,
Softwoods, plastics,
diameter cutter bits
countertops,
larger diameter
smaller
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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
made by
manufacturers of cutter bits.
TO ADJUST DEPTH WITH DEPTH=ADJUSTMENT WRENCH (Figs. 21, 21a )
NOTE: The Depth-Adjustment
Wrench
supplied is used to adjust the depth when the
router is fixed to the router table (Model No.
320.28160), sold separately. (Fig.21)
A_, WARNING:
Fig. 21
Always read and follow all
directions for mounting the router to a router
table and for use of the router table.
_,
WARNING:
Always turn the router
motor
off and unplug the router from the power
source before making any adjustments or
installing accessories. Failure to turn the
router motor off and unplug the router could
result in accidental starting, which can cause
serious personal injury.
_,
WARNING:
Fig. 21a
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.
When using the plunge base
router to the router table, the
adjusted by turning the depth
or counterclockwise
with the
to attach the
bit depth can be
rod clockwise
wrench supplied (Fig. 21a).
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 the collet/nut up or
counterclockwise
to move the collet/nut down
4.
When the desired depth of cut is set, tighten the plunge-lock
precise depth of cut can be measured with a ruler.
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Lever.
lever. The
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_1, WARNING:
by a qualified
To ensure safety and reliability,
service technician
all repairs should
be performed
at a Sears Service Center.
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.
_1, WARNING:
For your safety, Always turn off the switch and unplug the router
motor from the power source before performing
any maintenance
or cleaning.
Electric tools are subject to accelerated wear and possible premature failure
when they are used to work on fiberglass, 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
during power tool operations,
wear a dust mask.
ROUTINE
or safety glasses with side shields
or when blowing
dust. If operation
is dusty, also
MAINTENANCE
A_, WARNING:
Do not at any time allow brake fluids, gasoline,
petroleum-based
products, penetrating oils, etc. to 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.
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 parts are well lubricated with a high -quality
machine oil, particularly after lengthy exposure to damp and/or dirty
conditions.
A_, WARNING:
clean the tool to allow smooth
functioning
cables.
or
For your safety, always turn off the switch and unplug the router
motor from the power source before performing
any maintenance
or cleaning.
For collet and bit cleaning care, refer to "Collet/Nut Care" and "Cutter
the beginning of the Operation section of this manual.
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Bits" near
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REPLACEMENT OF CARBON BRUSHES (Fig.22)
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. 22) and carefully
withdraw the spring-loaded
brush assemblies.
sliding freely in their guide channels.
Fig. 22
Keep brushes clean and
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. 22).
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.
A_, 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
Plug is not plugged
the power source,
SOLUTION
into
Plug the cord into the power
source.
Switch is in "OFF"
position.
Pull the switch to "ON" position.
The carbon brushes
have worn out
completely,
Remove the brush caps, and
replace the old brushes with new
ones.
The surface of
the workpiece
The bit is dull.
Change to a sharp bit.
is not smooth
after cutting
Routing at an
inappropriate
bit speed
Select an appropriate
Bit can not be
installed
Bit size is inappropriate
for the collet/nut
The router
does not work
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bit speed.
Use only 1/4-in. diameter bits with
the 1/4-in. collet; use only 1/2-in.
diameter bits with the 1/2-in.
collet.
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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).
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 i J
3/8-in.
straight
j 5/16-in.
straight
_q
1/4-in.
straight
1/2-in.
straight
3/8qn. dove tail
straight
3/4-in.
straight
1/2qn. dove tail
1/2qn. round nose
round
1/2-in. 9O d v groove
1/2 x 1-in.
flush trim
flush trim
1/4-in.
flush trim
3/8qn_ keyhole
1/2qn. cove
3/8-in.
round over
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keyhole
1/4qn. cove
1/4-in.
round over
1/8 in
round over
nose
v groove
3/8x1/2qn.
flush trim
1/2-in.
flush trim
dovetail
cove
round over
1/2 in
round over
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1/2-in.
bead and cove
-"
i
bead cove
1/16-in.
classic cove
with bead
1/4-in. roman ogee
3/8-in.
rabbeting
1/4-in. veining
veining
1/2-in. mortising
1/4-in. panel pilot
1 3/8-in. 45 ° chamfer
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rabbeting
1/2-in. core box
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cove & bead
core box
mortising
panel pilot
chamfer
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10 Amp Router Model No. 320.27666
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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10 Amp
Router
Model
No. 320.27666
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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27666
1
5610220000
Screw
2
3321133000
Rear Cover
3
3121518000
4
5610017000
Tapping
5
4900277000
Speed Adjustor
6
5620017000
Screw
7
3120537000
Brush Cover
8
4960019000
Carbon
9
2800005000
Brush Holder Assembly
10
5610106000
11
5610059000
Screw
12
2823115000
Switch Assembly
13
3122851000
Seal Ring
201
4810002000
Power Cord Assembly
14
4930008000
Sleeve
15
4930038000
Receptacle
16
3121064000
Cord Guard
17
3122798000
Cord Anchorage
18
3125685000
Middle
19
2822038000
Inner Wire Assembly
20
2822039000
Inner Wire Assembly
21
3121049000
Rubber Spring
22
3700249000
Washer
23
2740118000
Stator
24
5610049000
25
3125687000
Fan Baffle
202
2823131000
Rotor Assembly
26
5700008000
Ball Bearing
27
2750184000
Rotor
28
2823021000
LED Holder Assembly
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Transparent
Cap
Screw
Brush Assembly
Tapping
Tapping
Screw
Housing
Screw
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29
3421186000
30
5700056000
31
5610076000
32
5630179000
33
3551635000
Spindle
34
3660174000
Stop Spring
1
35
5620061000
Screw
1
36
3421190000
37
5620069000
Screw
3
38
2823121000
Collet Assembly
1
39
5620032000
Screw
2
40
3123435000
41
5650014000
Washer
1
42
3660313000
Spring
1
43
3550083000
44
3550913000
Depth Stop Bar
1
45
3121634000
Depth Indicator
1
46
3121639000
Cover
1
47
5660018000
Circlips
1
48
3402338000
Lock Bolt
3
49
3123498000
Cap
1
50
5630016000
Nut
1
51
3123497000
Cover
1
52
2823123000
53
3121635000
Handle
2
54
5620024000
Screw
2
55
3660254000
56
5640045000
57
3420398000
58
5620040000
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Motor
Housing
1
Ball Bearing
Tapping
1
Screw
2
Nut
Spindle
1
Lock
1
Lock Cover
Adjusting
Knob
Depth Adjusting
Plunge
Torsion
Plunge
Bolt
Frame
Spring
1
1
1
1
1
Bolt
1
Lock Lever
1
Screw
1
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59
5650007000
Spring Washer
1
60
5630015000
Nut
1
61
2823122000
Lever Assembly
1
62
3123581000
63
3660166000
Spring
2
64
5620103000
Screw
2
65
3700078000
Wave Washer
1
66
3420387000
Turntable
1
67
5700046000
Steel Ball
1
68
3660030000
Spring
1
69
5660005000
"E" Ring
2
70
3660498000
Spring
2
71
3705047000
Lever
2
72
3126054000
Handle Sleeve
2
73
5620466000
Screw
1
74
5620467000
Screw
1
75
5650407000
Wave Washer
2
76
5660139000
"E" Ring
1
77
5650023000
Washer
1
78
3550929000
Bolt
1
79
3122923000
Base Plate
1
80
5620074000
Screw
3
81
2823112000
82
3402220000
83
2823125000
Collet Assembly
1
84
5620353000
Screw
2
85
3123454000
86
3123500000
87
3123344000
Chip Shield
1
88
3402471000
Wrench
1
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Bollows
Mounting
Seal
Assembly
Depth Adjusting
Vaccum
Support
Lever
2
1
1
Adapter
1
Plate
1
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