Craftsman 320.17542 Operating instructions

OperatoCs
anuaR
®
11.0 Amp / Variabne Speed / 2 Peak HP
uter
DOUBLE
INSULATED
z_ CAUTION
Read, understand and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions
in this Manual before using this product.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
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• WARRANTY
o SAFETY
o UNPACKING
o DESCRIPTION
o ASSEMBLY
o OPERATION
o ADJUSTMENTS
o MAINTENANCE
ONE YEAR
FULL WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
® PRODUCT
IIf this Craftsman product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship
within one year
from the date of purchase, RETURN ITTO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR PARTS
AND REPAIR CENTER OR OTHER CRAFTSMAN
OUTLET IN THE UNITED STATES
FOR FREE REPLACEMENT.
This warranty does not include expendable
parts such as lamps, batteries, bits or blades.
If this Craftsman product is used for commercial
or rental purposes, this warranty applies
for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
This warranty gives you specific
from state to state°
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Roebuck
and Co.
legal rights,
Hoffman
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IL 60179
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers
The safety symbols, and the explanations with them, deserve your careful
attention and understanding. The symbol warnings DO NOT by themselves
eliminate any danger The instructions and warnings they give are no substitutes
for proper accident prevention measures.
WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all safety instructions
in
this manual, including
all safety alert symbols
such as "DANGER",
"WARNING"
and "CAUTION",
BEFORE using this router. Failure to follow all instructions
.................
listed below may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious
personal
injury.
SYMBOL
i
MEANING
SAFETY ALERT
CAUTION.
SYMBOL:
Indicates DANGER,
May be used in conjunction
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i
with other
WARNING, OR
symbols
or pictographs.
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Failure to obey this safety warning WILL result in death or
serious
injury to yourself
or to others. Always follow the
safety precautions
to reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock
and personal
injury.
z_WARN_NG
Failure
i] serious
toinjury
obey tothis
safety orwarning
CANAlways
result follow
in deaththe or
yourself
to others.
safety precautions
to reduce
and personal
injury.
!
CAUTION
...................
DAMAGE
]
follow the safety precautions
to reduce
electric shock and personal injury.
PREVENTION
NOTE: Equipment
are not followed.
WEAR
of fire, electric
shock
Failure to obey this safety warning
MAY result in personal
injury to yourself or others or property damage.
Always
AND
INFORMATION
and/or
property
damage
...............
the risk of fire,
MESSAGES
These inform user of important
information
andlor
equipment or other property damage if not followed°
word "NOTE:" as in the example below:
i
the risk
instructions
that could lead to
Each message is preceded by the
may result
if these
instructions
YOUR
z_WARNING:
The operation of any router 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 shield, available at Sears Stores or other Craftsman
Outlets.
/}k WARNING:
BE SURE to read and understand all instructions in this
manual before using this router. Failure to follow all instructions may result in
electric shock, fire andlor serious personal injury.
WORK AREA SAFETY
1. Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
invite accidents,
workbenches
and dark areas
2. 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,
3. Keep bystanders,
children and visitors away while operating
a power tool.
Distractions
can cause you to lose control.
4. Make your workshop
childproof
with padlocks and master switches_ Lock tools
away when not in use.
5. MAKE SURE the work area has ample lighting
so you can see the work and that
there are no obstructions
that will interfere with safe operation BEFORE using
your router.
PERSONAL SAFETY
KNOW your power tool. Read this operator's manual carefully,
Learn the router's
applications
and limitations, as well as the specific potential hazards related to this
toolo
2, STAY ALERT,
watch
what you are doing and use common
sense when operating
a power tool.
3. 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_
4. DRESS properly.
DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry., Pull back long hair° Keep
your hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving parts_ Loose clothing, or long hair
can be caught in moving parts., Air vents often cover moving parts and should also
be avoided..
.
AVOID accidental starting, Be sure switch is in "OFF" position before plugging in.
DO NOT carry tools with your finger on the switch. Carrying tools with your finger
on the switch or plugging in tools that have the switch in the "ON" position invites
accidents,
6o REMOVE adjusting
that is left attached
keys or blade wrenches before turning the tool "ON". A wrench
to a rotating part of the tool may result in personal injury
7. Do not overreach.
Keep proper footing
and balance at all times.
Proper footing
and balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected
situations_
8. ALWAYS SECURE YOUR WORK.
Use clamps or a vise to hold workpiece
It is safer than using your hand and frees both hands to operate tool.
9. USE SAFETY EQUIPMENT,
Always
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection
securely.
wear eye protection.
Dust mask, non-skid
must be used for appropriate
conditions.
10. DO NOT USE ON A LADDER or unstable
support.
Stable
enables better control of the tool in unexpected
situations,
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footing
safety
on a solid surface
TOOL USE AND CARE SAFETY
WARNING:
BE SURE to read and understand all instructions before
operating this router. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result
in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
1_ ALWAYS use clamps or other practical ways to secure
to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against
may lead to loss of control.
and support the workpiece
your body is unstable and
2o DO NOT force the tool. Use the correct tool and bit for your application.
tool and bit will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it is designed,
3
DO NOT use the tool if switch does not turn it "On" or "Off".
controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired_
The correct
Any tool that cannot
be
4_ DISCONNECT
the plug from the power source before making any adjustments,
changing accessories
or storing
the tool. Such preventive safety measures reduce
the risk of starting the tool accidentally
5o NEVER leave the tool running.
comes to a complete stop.
ALWAYS
turn
6o STORE idle tools out of the reach of children
are dangerous
in the hands of untrained users°
it off. DO NOT leave the tool until it
and other
untrained
persons.
Tools
7. 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.
8. CHECK for misalignment
or binding
of moving
parts, breakage
of parts, and any
other condition that may affect the tool's operation,
tf damaged, have the tool serviced
before using° Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools.
9. USE ONLY accessories
that are recommended
for this tool. Accessories
suitable for one tool may become hazardous when used on another tool.
that may be
ELECTRICALSAFETY
WARNING: Do not permit fingers to touch the terminals of plug when
installing or removing the plug from the outlet.
1
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.
2. Double insulation
[] eliminates the need for the three-wire
grounded power
cord and grounded power supply system° Applicable only to Class II (double-insulated)
tools° This router motor is double insulated.
WARNING:
precautions
Double insulation DOES NOT take the place of normal
when operating this tool.
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safety
ELECTRICAL
SAFETY
cont.
3. BEFORE plugging in the tool, BE SURE that the outlet voltage supplied is within the
voltage marked on the tool's data plate. DO NOT use "AC only" rated tools with a DC
power supply.
4. AVOID body
refrigerators..
contact
with grounded
surfaces,
such as pipes, radiators, ranges
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is grounded.
and
5. DO NOT expose
power tools to rain or wet conditions
or use power tools in wet
or damp locations,
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock,
64 INSPECT tool cords for damage.
Have damaged tool cords repaired at a Sear
Service Center. BE SURE to stay constantly aware of the cord location and keep
it well away from the moving
7. DO NOT abuse
routen
the cord. NEVER
use the cord to carry the tool
by or to pull the
plug from the outlet. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts.
Replace damaged cords immediately° Damaged cords increase the risk of electric shock.
EXTENSION
CORDS
Use a proper extension
cord. ONLY use cords listed by Underwriters
Laboratories
Other extension cords can cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in a loss of power
(UL).
and
overheating
of tool. For this tool an AWG (American Wire Gauge) size of at least 14-gauge
is recommended
for an extension cord of 25-fL or less in length° Use 12-gauge for an
extension cord of 50-fL Extension cords 100-ft. or longer are not recommended,
Remember,
a smaller wire gauge size has greater capacity than a larger number
(14-gauge wire has more capacity than 16-gauge wire; 12-gauge wire has more capacity
than 14-gauge).
When in doubt use the smaller number., When operating a power tool
outdoors, use an outdoor extension cord marked "W-A" or "W"o These cords are rated
for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric shock°
CAUTION: Keep the extension cord clear of the working area. Position the
cord so that it will not get caught on lumber, tools or other obstructions while you
are working with a power tool.
z_WARNING:
Check extension cords before each use. If damaged replace
immediately. Never use tool with a damaged cord since touching the damaged area
could cause electrical shock, resulting in serious injury.
SAFETY
SYMBOLS
FOR YOUR TOOL
The label on your tool may include the following
V .................................................................................
Volts
symbols.
A .................................................................................
Amps
Hz ...............................................................................
Hertz
W .......................................................................... Watts
min ...............................................................................
Minutes
,....,.......................................................................................
Alternating current
.........................................................Direct current
no ................................................................................
No-load speed
[] ...............................................................................
Class ii construction, Double Insulated
...lmin .................................................................... Revolutions or Strokes per minute
.,4'............................................................................................
Indicates danger, warning or caution_
It means attention! Your safety is involved.
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SERVICE
SAFETY
1. 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 router plug from the power source and have the
missing, damaged or failed parts replaced BEFORE resuming operation.
2o Tool service must be performed
Service or maintenance
performed
risk of injury.
only at a Sears Parts and Repair Center,
by unqualified personnel could result in a
3. When servicing
a tool, use only identical
replacement
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.
SAFETY
RULES
CAUTION:
FOR
ROUTERS
Cutter
bits coast
after router is switched
off.
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J
1. HOLDTOOL
by insulated
gripping surfaces (handles) when performing
an
operation
where the cutting tool may contact
hidden wiring or its own cord.
Contact with a "live" wire will make the exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and
shock the operator
2
Maintain
a firm
grip on the router with both hands
to resist starting
torque,
3. NEVER attempt
to use the router motor without
first installing
it in an approved
fixed base. Failure to heed this warning could result in personal injury and
damage to the motor.
4. MAKE SURE the motor housing
does not move up or down when
fixed base, If motor is not securely
clamped in base, adjustments
not be accurate.
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DO NOT HAND-HOLD
THE ROUTER
POSITION. The motor can separate
to the instructions
IN AN UPSIDE
DOWN
clamped
will
in the
OR HORIZONTAL
from the base if not properly
attached
according
6o TIGHTEN COLLET / NUT securely
to prevent the cutter bit from slipping. If the
collet!nut is not securely tightened, the cutter bit may detach during use, causing serious
personal injury
7. NEVER
tighten
collet/nut
without
a cutter
bit installed
in the collet/nut.
8. USE CLAMPS or other practical
ways to secure and support
the workpiece
to
a stable platform
and hold the workpiece
rigidly in position.
Holding the work by
hand or against your body is unstable and may lead to loss of control.
9. 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
10
ALWAYS
keep chip shield
clean and in place.
11. 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 motor is
running.
12. CHECK
TO SEE that the cord will not "hang
7
up" during
routing
operation.
SAFETY RULES FOR ROUTERS
cont.
13_ MAKE SURE the cutter bit is not in contact with the workpiece
before the switch
is turned on. The bit must ALWAYS be running
at ful_ speed before contacting
the workpiece.
14_ KEEP HANDS CLEAR
personal
injury,
t5.
PROVIDE
16o KEEP
OF CUTTER
CLEARANCE
CUTTING
under
PRESSURE
BIT when motor
workpiece
for router
CONSTANT.
is running
cutter
Do not overload
to prevent
bit when through-cutting.
the motor
17
USE ONLY sharp cutter bits that are not chipped
wil! cause stalling and burn the workpiece,
18.
NEVER
19
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 sub-base.
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,
20.
The subbase
on this fixed base router has an opening
of 11/4-inch. To use cutter
bits with a larger diameter, install and use a subbase with a larger diameter opening
(sold separately) at Sears stores or other Craftsman outlets
21,
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,
22.
BE SURE CUTTER BIT is centered
in template
template
guide applications
to avoid personal
23.
DO NOT REMOVE
use this router motor
more
result in loss of control
than
with a cutter
or cracked,
Blunt cutter
bit larger than 31/2-inch
in diameter.
guide (sold separately)
prior to
injury or damage to finished
work.
1/8-inch
that could
bits
in a single pass. Excessive
result in personal injury.,
24_, After completing a cut, turn motor OFF and let it come to a complete
BEFORE REMOVING
router from workpiece.
depth
of cut can
stop
25,
Let the motor come to a COMPLETE
bits coast after power is turned off.
26.
ONLY use router tables that conform
to safe woodworking
practices
and offer
proper guarding
for the cutter bit. Use router tables that are UL classified and identified
suitable for use with this specific router model° Failure to comply could result in
serious personal injury.
27.
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,
28.
DISCONNECT
THE TOOL
or changing cutter bits,
29.
if you are changing a bit immediately
after use, BE CAREFUL
NOT TO TOUCH
the toilet/nut
or cutter bit with your hands or fingers. The heat buildup
from
cutting could cause severe burns. ALWAYS use the wrench
provided.
FROM
STOP before
POWER
SOURCE
putting
before
the router
making
down. Cutter
any adjustments
30. AVOID "CLIMB
CUTTING".
See "OPERATION"
(pages 26 and 27) section
in this manual.
"Climb-cutting"
increases the chance for loss of control resulting
possible serious injury.
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in
WARNaNG: Use of this tool can generate dust containing chemicals
known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
• Lead from lead-based paints°
o Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products,
• Arsenic and chromium, from chemically treated lumber.
Your risk from these
do this type of work,
', Work
exposures
To reduce
in a well-ventilated
varies, depending
upon how often
your exposure to these chemicals:
you
area_
o Work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks
that are specially designed to filter out microscopic
particles_
Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding,
drilling and other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash
exposed areas with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth,
eyes, or lay on the skin may promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which
may cause serious and permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use
NIOSHIOSHA approved respiratory protection appropriate for the dust exposure.
Direct particles away from face and body.
ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
z_ WARNBNG: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions. Failure to
follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious personal injury.
1. Know your power tool. Read this operator's
manual carefully. Learn the 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.
2. ALWAYS wear safety glasses
or eye shields
eyeglasses
have only impact-resistant
lenses;
3o PROTECT
your
lungs.
Wear
when using this router. Everyday
they are NOT safety glasses.
a face mask or dust mask if the operation
is dusty.
4_ PROTECT your hearing. Wear appropriate
personal hearing protection during use.
Under some conditions noise from this product may contribute to hearing tosso
5. ALL ViSTORS AND BYSTANDERS
operator of the router wears.
MUST wear the same safety equipment
that the
6. INSPECT the too! cords periodically
and if damaged
have tl_em repaired
nearest Sears Service
Center. BE AWARE of the cord location.
at your
ADDITIONAL
7. ALWAYS
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION cont.
check the tool for damaged
parts.
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 misatignment
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°
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INSPECT and remove all nails from lumber before routing.
9. 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.
z_ WARNING: Your router should NEVER be connected to the power source
when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or removing
collets / nuts, cutter bits, cleaning or when it is not in use. Disconnecting the
router will prevent accidental starting, which could cause serious personal
injury.
1 .. The Edge Guide is screwed
2. The Sawdust
Extraction
down with a wing nut into the top of the storage/carrying
Hood is secured
in the top of the case with hook and loop strap_
3. The Parts Bag is tucked inside the sawdust hood's
Open the Parts Bag to locate the following:
. 2 Screws used to attach hood to base
o 1/4-in. Co!let/Nut
4.. The Collet / Nut Wrench is force-fitted
NOTE: The 1/4-inch collet!nut comes
case.
extraction
chute,.
into the top of the case.
installed in the motor
5. Carefully lift the Fixed Base with Motor and the 1/2-inch
out of the case and place on a stable flat surface.
co!let!nut
already
installed,
6, Inspect the items carefully to make sure that no breakage or damage has occurred
during shipping, tf any of the items mentioned are missing, (refer to "PARTS LIST"
illustration on page 11), return the router to your nearest Sears store or Craftsman
outlet to have the router replaced°
Z_ WARNING: If any parts are broken or missing, DO NOT attempt to plug
in the power cord or operate router until the broken or missing parts are
replaced. Failure to do so could result in possible serious injury.
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PARTS LIST (Fig. 1)
1. Router Motor in Fixed Base and 1/2-in.Collet!Nut (_)
2_
Heavy-duty_
Edge Guide
3. Sawdust
Extraction Hood
4. 2 Screws
(for attaching
Hood)
5. 1/4-in. Collet/Nut
6. Collet/Nut
KNOWYOUR
FIXED
BASE
ROUTER
Wrench
(Fig. 2)
NOTE: Before attempting to use your router, familiarize
operating features and safety requirements.
yourself with all of the
'(our fixed 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 overheaL
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-fL, 2-wire power
cord (no adapter needed).
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KNOW YOUR FIXED BASE ROUTER cont, (Fig. 2)
This Fixed Base Router
has the following
features:
1o 11.0 Amp, 2 Peak HP, Variable Speed Motor runs at 12,000 to 25,000
(no-load speed).
2. Speed
&
Dial allows matching
proper speed to material
RPiVl
and bit size.
Electronic
Feedback Circuitry
provides soft starts for longer motor life, maintains
constant speed under load for a quality finish in all material&
4,. Fixed Base features Coarse and Fine Depth Adjustments
for use with router table, sold separately.
for accurate
set-up&
Ideal
5. Spindle Lock for easy 1 wrench bit changes. Includes 1/4 and 1/2-inch Self-Releasing
toilets/Nuts
for use with a wide variety of 1/4-ino and 1/2-in. router bits, sold separately.
& 100% Ball Bearings
for smooth, efficient operation
7.. Base features Ergonomically
Designed
maximum control with less vibration.
8. Base features Large
Worklights
on Motor
Handles
and tong life.
with soft grip for comfort,
Base Opening and Large Chip Shield, combined
to provide high visibility of bit and workpieceo
with 3 LED
9. Durable Non-Marring
Sub-Base glides smoothly over workpiece. Sub-base has cutter-bit
opening of ! 1/4-inch,. Do Not Use a bit with a cutter diameter larger than 11/4-in.
as it will not pass through the sub-base openingF
10., Base constructed
of Die-cast aluminum
to provide durabiJity and stability.
tl ,. Motor housing constructed of High Density
for strength and exact fit into base,_
12. High-impact resistant
from damage.
Motor Housing
Nylon and Precision
Milled Cast Aluminum
Top Cap and Handles on Base helps protect tool
13o Heavy-duty Edge Guide for most routing applications such as decorative
grooving, dadoing, slotting and straight edge ptaning/trimming.
14. Conveniently
located OnlOff Toggle
t5o Sawdust Extraction
sold separately.
Switch,
edging,
side mounted for added visibility, easy access.
Hood allows base to hook up to 11/4-inch vac hose attachment,
16. "LIVE TOOL INDICATOR" Light is green when saw is plugged into a power source,
Light is located on motor housing top cap next to power cord inlet,.
17. Replaceable
l&
Includes
Brushes
Impact
(sold separately)
Resistant
for dependable
service.
Case for easy carrying and storage°
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KNOW YOUR FIXED BASE ROUTER cont. (Fig. 2)
"Live Tool
Indicator" Light
Motor Housing
Top Cap
Speed Dial
speed
Motor Housing
Precision
Cast
Aluminum
for Exact Fit
Fixed Base
Handles
with
Soft-Grip
Quick Clamp
Motor
Changing
System
Clear Plastic
Chip Shield
Spindle Lock
Non-Marring
Sub-Base
Self-Releasing Coltets/Nuts
System 1/4 and 1/2-inch
CoHets/Nuts
(1/4qn. installed at factory)
Replaceable Brushes
(sold eparateiy)
On/Off
Toggle
Switch
Motor
Housin(
(Engages Motor.
Housing
Coarse
Adjustment Dia!
Depth Indicator Ring
uick
;lamp Motor
;hanging
'stem
Edge
locking knob
e Guide
g Knob
Guide
Mounting Slot
13
St
Extraction
Hood
Edge Guide
Mounting Slot
Rating
11 ..0 Amps
No-load Speed
Peak HP
12,000
Input
t 20-volts,
Collets!Nuts
RPM
2
1/4-in,,
and Cutter Bit Shank Diameters
(Diameter
60Hz AC
1/2qn..
6-inches
Fixed Base Diameter
Sub Base Opening
- 25,000
for cutter bit use)
11/4-inches
Sub Base Thickness
0.23-inches
(6mm)
Fixed Base Depth of Cut
1 3/4-inches
(45ram)
NOTE: This tool is shipped completely assembled. To install or remove bits
or add accessories such as sawdust ejection hoods 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 that accept 1/4 and 1/2-inch
diameter shanked cutter bits.
Z_ WARNING:
Do not use router cutter
bits that have a cutter
bit diameter
larger than 1 _14-inches as they will not fit through
the sub-base
opening,
will cause damage to the sub-base,
the motor, and could cause serious
injury
and
personal
to the operator.
NOTE: The sub-base installed on this router has an opening of 1 ll4-inches.
To use cutting bits with a larger diameter, use a sub-base with a larger opening,
sold separately at Sears stores or other Craftsman outlets.
WARNING: When using router bits with a cutter diameter larger than
1 t/2 inches, ALWAYS have the speed dial set at number 1 or 2. Refer to the
Variable Speed Selection Chart located on top cap of the motor housing for the
maximum speeds to use with cutting bit diameters. Failure to follow these
instructions could cause loss of control of the router in the workpiece, causing
possible serious personal injury.
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INSTALLING
AND REMOVING THE CUTTING BIT (Figs. 3, 4 and 4a)
Nut
Collet
Fig. 4
Spindle Lock
Spindle Lock
INSTALLING
THE CUTTER
BIT
1, Turn motor off and unplug from power source°
2. Remove motor housing from fixed base.
NOTE: See instructions on removing and installing the motor housing from the
fixed base on pages 17.
3. Set the motor upside
4. Press spindle
lock button to engage
5. Place the wrench
slightly
down on its top cap, with collet/nut
to accept
on the collet/nut
and lock the spindle
and turn
pointing
up.
shaft and collet/nut,
counter-clockwise
and loosen
(Fig. 3)_
collet/nut
cutter bit shank°
6, Insert cutter bit shank into collet/nut assembly as far as it will go, then back the shank
out until the cutters are approximately
1/8 to 1/4-inch away from the face of the
colletinut (Fig. 4, 4a)
7. With cutter bit inserted and spindle lock button pressed in engaging shaft, place wrench
on collet/nut and turn clockwise until router cutter bit and Collet/nut are firmly tightened.
/_ WARNING:
TIGHTEN COLLET/NUT SECURELY to prevent the cutter bit
from slipping. If the collet/nut is not securely tightened, the cutter bit may detach
during use, causing serious personal injury
NOTE: of
shank
To the
ensure
cutterproper
bit must
gripping
be inserted
of cutter
into
bit the
shank
collet/nut
and minimize
at least 5/8-inch.
run-out, the
[/_a
,
prevent
cutter
CAUTION:To
bit installed.
damage
to tool, do not tighten
15
collet/nut
without
1
REMOVING THE CUTTER BIT (Figs. 3 and 4 see page 15)
1.
Turn motor off and unplug from power
2_ Remove
motor from fixed base..
3, Set the motor upside
4. Press spindle
on the collet/nut
and remove
COLLET/NUT
down on its top cap, with collet/nut
tock button to engage
5_ Place the wrench
slightly
cutter
pointing
and lock the spindle
and turn counter-
With the router cutter
shaft and collet/nut,
clockwise
and loosen
the colletinut
bit removed,
to make sure it is clean and is gripping
turn the collet/nut
until it is free from motor's
spindle
counterclockwise
a slight amount
of machine
worn or damaged
air, and clean the tapered
oil to spindle
colletsinuts
the cutter
(with spindle
lock
shaft.
inside of the collet/nut
Always make sure the cutter bit shank, collet/nut and motor spindle
woodchips,
dust, residue, grease and rust before installing.
Replace
(Fig. 3)°
collet/nut
bit shank.
Blow the collet out with compressed
a tissue or fine brush.
Apply
up.
CARE
From time to time, inspect
bit properly.
engaged)
source.,
with
are clean and free of
shaft if it looks dry,.
immediately.
NOTE: The collet/nut is self-releasing;
it is NOT necessary to strike the
collet/nut to free the router cutter bit. If cutter bit seems stuck after use, loosen
collet/nut a little more until it releases.
CUTTER BiTS
Get faster, more accurate cutting results by keeping cutter bits clean
all accumulated
pitch and gum from cutter bits after each use,.
and sharp.. Remove
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 the clearance
angle the same as originally ground°
INSTALLING
ROUTER
MOTOR
IN BASE
WARNING: NEVER use the router motor without installing it into
either a fixed or plunge approved base. Failure to do so could result in serious
personal injury and damage to motor.
NOTE: Before installing motor housing in fixed base, have the collet/nut and
router cutter bit you are going to use already installed in motor housing.
See page 15 "INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE CUTTER BIT".
WARNING: ALWAYS turn motor off and unplug router from power source
before making any adjustments or installing accessories. Failure to turn motor off
and unplug router could result in accidental starting which can cause serious
personal injury.
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Fig_ 5
INSTALLING
ROUTER
IN BASE (Fig. 5)
MOTOR
1
Turn motor off and unplug
from power source
2.
Place fixed base on flat surface°
3, With back of fixed base facing you,
open motor clamp (A)
4.
Press in Coarse Adjustment
Knob (B) to depart the gears (C)
while you align the motor housing's
keystrip
(D) with the keystrip-slot
(E) in the fixed base
5. When the motor's keystrip is
aligned and engaged into the
base's keystrip slot, slide the
motor down into the fixed base.
6. The motor will now slide up or
down to set coarse adjustments
when the coarse adjustment
knob
is pressed in
7_ After all adjustments
are made,
close the motor clamp securely,
REMOVING
MOTOR FROM BASE (see Fig. 5)
1_ Turn motor
2. Place
router
off and unplug
from power
(fixed base/motor
3. With back of router
facing
source,
housing)
on flat surface,
you, open the motor
clamp
(A)
4
Push in coarse adjustment
knob (B) to release
gear in base, while you lift motor free of baser
5
Set motor upside down on its top cap with collet pointing
Store motor and base in case when not being used_
WARNING:
At.WAYS
is not being used. Leaving
serious
personal
injury,
remove
bits
cutter
installed
bits from
could
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motor housing
result
"keystrip"
up and remove
collet/nut
when
in an accident
(C) from
cutter
bit.
the router
causing
ADJUSTING
DEPTH OF CUT
WARNING: "Your router should NEVER turned ON or be connected to
the power source when you are assembling parts, making adjustments,
installing or removing collets / nuts, cutter bits, cleaning or when it is not
in use. Disconnecting the router will prevent accidental starting, which could
cause serious personal injury°
1
!
NOTE: All depth adjustments
motor clamp open.
on the Fixed Base must be made with the
NOTE: For all Fixed Base Routers, the cutter bit depth equals the amount of the
cutter that is exposed below the surface of the subbase.
The fixed base is designed with a micrometer
fine adjustment
worm
When the bit is lowered to the approximate
position desired (coarse
then can be micro adjusted to the precise depth.
Coarse
gear system.
setting), the system
Adjustment:
Depressing the Coarse Adjustment Knob (B) allows you to quickly lower or raise the
cutter bit to a larger or approximate depth setting°
Micro Adjustments:
NOTE: Be sure the worm gear system is engaged before making fine
adjustments. Test it by turning the Fine Adjustment Dial (C) clockwise and
counter-clockwise to see if the bit lowers and raises. If it does not, press in
the Coarse Adjustment Knob and turn the Fine Adjustment Dial until the gears
engage, then reset zero "0" on Depth Indicator Ring (D).
The Depth Indicator
Ring (D) located on the Fine Adjustment
Dial is marked incrementally
in 64% Turning the fine adjustment
dial clockwise 18(7' (1/2 turn), lowers the cutter bit
1/16-inch. One full turn clockwise (360 °) zero "0" to zero "0" lowers the bit 1/84no
The incremental
lines between
The system allows a maximum
bit 7/8-in,.
the 64th marks are 1/128's for super fine micro adjustment&
of 7 full 360 o revolutions,
clockwise, to lower the cutter
The Depth Indicator Ring may be reset to zero "0" without moving the fine adjustment
This allows the user to begin adjustments
from any reference point desired.
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dialo
1
I
To Adjust Depth (Figs. 6 and 6a)
1, Turn motor off and unplug from
power source°
,,
Place router on a flat, level surface
with back of fixed base facing you.
Open Motor Clamp (A).
With the cutter bit already installed,
Press in Coarse Adjustment
Knob
and lower motor into base until the
3_
(B),
cutter bit very close to the flat surface
the base is sitting on,turn Fine
Adjustment
Dial (C) until cutter bit
"just" touches the flat surface the base
is sitting on.Then lock Motor Clamp (A).
Fig. 6
Fig. 6a
While continuing to press the Coarse
Adjustment
Knob (B), turn the
Fine Adjustment
Dial (C) until
ZERO "0" mark on Depth Indicator
Ring (D) is lined up with the "r' mark
on base,,
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Release the Coarse Adjustment
making sure the "0" stays lined
up with the mark.
5_
,.
Knob,
Place the router on two level scrap
workpieces,
positioned so the cutter bit
can be lowered below the subbase
(see Fig. 8).
.
8.
Turn the Fine Adjustment
Dial (C)
clockwise to lower the bit to the
desired depth of cuL Turn the dial
counterclockwise
to raise the cutter bit,,
Once your depth of cut is set, close
the motor clamp (A) securely,
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 these reasons,
DO NOT EXCEED 118-1N.DEPTH OF CUT in a single pass.
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Deep Cuts
The proper cutting depth, (for each pass), is always determined
the cutter bit size and type, and the power of the motor.
Always
several
by the material,
make several progressively
deeper cuts by starting at one depth
passes, each time increasing the cutting depth until your desired
and then make
depth is reached.
Making a cut that is too deep will stress the 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 control of the router, causing a serious accident.
To be ce_ain that your depth settings are as desired, always make test cuts in scrap
material similar to your workpiece before beginning your final cutting,
Remember,
knowing
the right depth for each cut comes
TOGGLE "ON/OFF"
with routing
experience.
SWITCH (Fig. 7)
Your router motor is turned "ON" and "OFF" by the toggle
on the top cap of the motor housing.
switch
The left side of the toggle switch hood (as you face it) is marked
the right side (as you face it) is marked "O" for "Off".
TO TURN
THE MOTOR
"ON",
Push the toggle
TO TURN
THE MOTOR
"OFF"
Push the toggle
Always hold the router and cutter bit away from
the workpiece when turning the toggle switch
"On". Only contact the workpiece with the
router and cutter bit after the router has reached
located
"1" for "On" and
switch to the left side marked
"1", or "On"
switch to the right side marked
"O", or "Off".
Fig, 7
full speed.. ONLY remove the router and cutter
bit from the workpiece AFTER turning the router
motor "OFF", and the cutter bit comes to a
complete
stop.
Operating in this manner will increase toggle
switch and motor life, and will increase
the quality of your work.
SOFT
START
FEATURE
Electronic feedback control minimizes torque twist, customary in larger router motors,
by limiting the speed at which the motor starts° This increases the motor's life.
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LED WORKLIGHTS
(Fig. 8)
Your router motor has 3 built-in worklights located
around the collet/nut to provide high visibility of
workpiece when cutting These lights are always
"On" when the toggle switch is in the "On "position.
Fig. 9
"LIVE TOOL INDICATOR" LIGHT (Fig, 9)
Your router also has a "LIVE TOOL INDICATOR"
green light, located on the motor housing
top cap where the power cord enters the motor
housing,. This green light is always on when
router motor is plugged into power source.
HEAVY-DUTY
EDGE
GUIDE
(Fig. 10)
Your Fixed Base Router comes with
a Heavy-Duty
Edge Guide. This edge
guide can be used as an aid in routing
applications
such as decorative edging,
straight edge planning and trimming,
grooving, dadoing and slotting..
Fig. '10
To assemble onto fixed or plunge bases,
simply insert edge guide rods into edge
guide mounting slots, adjust to desired
position, and lock down with the edge
guide locking knobs..
Using edge-guide
with fixed base for internal cuts
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Electronic
Variable
Speed
Control
The electronic speed control feature allows motor speed to be matched to cutter size and
material hardness for an improved finish and extended bit life.
Variable Speed Selection
Chart
Never exceed these bit speeds
Cutter
Bit Diameter
Up to 1-in.
Max. Speed
(25mm)
6
11/4-in. to 2-in. (30-50mm)
2!/4-in. to 21/2-in.
(55-65
4 - 5
mm)
2 -3
3-in. to 31/2-in. (75-90mm)
1 - 2
Reduce the speed when using extra large l-in., plus, or heavy cutter bits.. Changing
router's rate of feed can also improve the quality of the cut,
RPM
DIAL SETTING
APPLICATION
1
! 2,000
2
14,000
3
16_000
4
.................
5
Non-ferrous metal,
hardwoods, larger diameter
cutter bits
18,000
Softwoods,
20,000
tops, smaller
cutter bits
.........
6
counter
diamete
between speed settings
by operator experience
of cutter bits.
and the
and preference,
FEEDBACK CIRCUITRY
The router's electronic feedback circuitry
desired RPM for consistent performance
load for a quality finish in all materials..
monitors and adjusts
and control, providing
PLACING THE ROUTER ONTO THE WORKPIECE
Z_ WARNING:
in this manual.
plastics,
25_000
The speed charts above indicate the relationship
cutting application.
Exact settings are determined
and also by recommendations
by manufacturers
ELECTRONIC
the
Before
Failure
operating
your router follow
to do so could result
22
in serious
power to maintain the
constant speed under
AND STARTING THE CUT
all safety
instructions
]
personal
injury.
/
PLACING THE ROUTER ONTO THE WORKPIECE AND STARTING THE CUT cont.
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 you a feet for the set-up, the router's speed, the depth of
cut and how the cutter bit reacts to the workpiece.
Much of routing is a trial-and-error process of making various adjustments,
followed by test cuts as you become familiar with all of your router's
operational abilities. To avoid ruining good material, make your test cuts on
scrap materials.
Placing your router onto a workpiece (starting the cut) with a fixed base depends
type of routing you are going to produce: Edge Routing
or Internal
Routing.
EDGE ROUTING OR INTERNAL
on the
ROUTING
For ease of operation and to maintain proper control,
one on each side of the router base. When operating
with both hands (see Fig. 11 )_
your router has two handles,
the router, always hold it firmly
Turn the router "On", let the motor build to its full speed, then gradually feed the
cutter bit into the workpiece_ ALWAYS be alert and watch what you are doing.
NEVER operate the router when you are fatigued.
EDGE ROUTING (Fig. 11)
Fig. 11
,
With depth-of-cut
set, place router
on edge of workpiece,
making sure
the cutter does not contact
the workpieceo
2_
Edge
Guide
Have an edge guide (board or metal
straightedge)
clamped in place to help
guide router's base when making
your edge cut.
3. Turn the router "On", and let the
motor build to its full speed°
4._ To begin your cut, gradually feed the
cutter bit into the edge of the workpiece,
Edging
with Fixed Base
54
When cut is completed,
turn motor "Off" and let cutter
before removing it from the workpiece.
bit come to a complete
64
Unplug router from power
finished cut in workpiece.
down on worktable,
source,
place router upside
23
stop
and inspect
on the router base with BOTH HANDS at all times. Failure to do so could result
l Z_
WARNING:
Always possible
securely serious
clamp your
workpiece
in loss
of control causing
personal
injury.and keep a firm grip
_WARNING:
damage
Removing cutter bit from workpiece while it is still rotating could
workpiece
and result in loss of control, causing serious personal injury.
NOTE: Making test cuts in scrap material that is similar
essential. Learning how the router's speed, depth-of-cut
in the workpiece will help you produce quality cuts.
INTERNAL ROUTING
to your workpiece
is
and cutter bit will react
(Figs. 12, 12a, 12b and 13)
1o With depth-of-cut
set, tilt router and place on workpiece
contacting workpiece first (Fig.t2)..
with leading
2. Turn motor "On" and let motor build up to its full speed,
being careful
contact
edge of sub-base
not to let cutter bit
workpiece.
3_ To begin your cut, gradually feed the cutter bit into the workpiece
is level with the workpiece
(see Fig 12a, 12b)o
until the subbase
4_ When cut is completed, turn motor "Off" and let cutter bit come to a complete
before removing it from the workpiece.
5. Unplug router from power
finished cut in workpiece_
source,
place router upside
Fig. 12
Fig. '13
down on worktable,
and inspect
Feed Direction
Edge
Guide
Fig. 12a
Fig. 12b
Internal sloting
on workpiece with fixed base
Feed Direction--_
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stop
]
I
J
INTERNAL
ROUTING cont.
z_ WARNING:
Removing cutter bit from workpiece while it is still rotating
could damage workpiece and result in loss of control, causing serious personal
injury.
FREEHAND ROUTING WITH THE FIXED BASE (Fig. 14)
Z_ WARNING:
Do not use large cutter bits for freehand routing. Use of large
cutter bits when freehand routing could cause loss of control or create other
hazardous conditions that could result in personal injury, if using a router table,
large bits should be used for edging only.
When
used freehand,
the router
becomes
Fig. 14
a flexible and versatile tool, This flexibility
makes it possible to easily rout signs,
relief sculptures, etc.
When freehand routing:
1. Draw or layout the pattern on
the workpiece
2
3_
Choose
the appropriate
bit
Rout the pattern in two or more
passes. Do not exceed 1/8-in. depth
of cut in a single pass. This will
help provide better control as well as
serve as a guide on the next passes.
NOTE: A core box or V-groove
bit is often used for routing letters and engraving
objects.
Straight
bits and ball mills are often used to make relief carvings.
Veining
bits are used to carve small, intricate
details.
NOTE: Making a single deep cut is never advisable. Smaller diameter bits
are easily broken by too much side thrust and torque. Larger bits will cause
a rough cut and be difficult to guide and control. For these reasons,
DO NOT EXCEED 1/8-1N. DEPTH OF CUT in a single pass.
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 possible serious personal injury.
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EDGING WITH A PILOT BIT (Figs. 15 and 15a)
The arbor-type
bits with pilots are excellent for edge shaping of any workpiece edge that
is either straight, or curved at a curvature as great or greater than the radius of the bit to
be used. The pilot prevents the bit from making too deep a cut; and holding the pilot firmly
in contact with the workpiece
edge throughout
prevents the cut from becoming too shallow_
Whenever the workpiece thickness,
together with the desired depth of cut (as adjusted by
router depth setting) are such that only the top part of the edge is to be shaped (leaving at
least a t/16-ino thick uncut portion at the bottom), the pilot can ride against the uncut
portion, which serves to guide it (see Fig° t5).
If the workpiece
is too thin or the bit set too low so that there will be no uncut edge to ride
the pilot against, an extra board to act as a guide must be placed under the workpiece
(see Fig° 15a). 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 as shown in Fig_ 15a (out from the workpiece
edge), the bit will make less than
a full cut - which will alter the shape of the finished edge°
NOTE:The size (diameter) of the pilot that is used determines the maximum cut
width that can be made with the pilot against the workpiece edge (the small pilot
exposes all of the bit; the large one reduces this amount by 1/16-in.). Any of the
piloted cutter bits can be used without a pilot for edge shaping with guides.
Fig. 15
_._:/Motor
Housing
Spindle
>X/_
Collet/Nut
Spindle
Fixed Base
sub-base
Workpiece
Cutte
Pilot
TOP EDGE SHAPING
Top Edge of Workpiece
Fig. 15a
Workpiece
de Board
WHOLE
EDGE SHAPING
Whole Edge of 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 possible serious personal injury.
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FEEDING THE ROUTER (Fig. 16)
The secret to professional
routing is in making 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°
.,_
ROUTER FEED
DIRECTION
Fig. 16
ROUT
END
GRAINS
FIRST
::::'::
i'::i::
;::::iii:;:ii:::i
:i:::
:::
!::i:
:
:::
:
......
:::: ::::
.,4 ROUTER FEED J
_
DIRECTION
CUTTER
BIT
(-_,
DIRECTION
OF FEED
ROUTER FEED
DIRECTION
- EXTERNAL
CUTS (Fig. 16)
The router motor and cutter bit rotate clockwise.. This requires the feed of the cutter bit to
be from left to right (see Fig. 16)_ Feeding the bit from left to right will cause the bit to pull
the router towards (up against) the workpiece°
If you feed the router 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, resulting in possible 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 bit during a proper feeding operation (left to right),
there is very little kickback under normal conditions.
However, if the cutter bit strikes a knot,
an area of hard grain in the wood workpiece,
or a foreign object, the normal cutting action
could be affected and cause "Kickback".
This Kickback may cause damage to your workpiece,
and could cause you to lose control
of the router, causing possible personal injury_ Kickback is always in the opposite direction
of the clockwise cutter bit rotation, or counterclockwise.
To guard against and
you're always thrusting
biting straight into new
knots, hard grain, and
help prevent
Kickback,
plan your set-up and direction of feed so
the router, keeping the sharp edges of the cutter bit continuously
(uncut) wood (workpiece).. Also, always inspect your workpiece for
foreign objects that could cause a kickback problem°
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DIRECTION OF FEED - INTERNAL CUTS (Figs. 17 and 17a)
When making an internal cut, such as a groove, dado or slot, always have the guide you
are using with the router (edge guide, straight edge, board guide), on the right-hand side
of the router as you make your cut, see Fig° 17).
When the guide is positioned on the right hand side of the router, the router travel should
be from left to right and "counterclockwise"
around curves (see Fig. 17)° This counterclockwise
action around the curve could cause "Climb cutting",
Always be alert and exercise extreme
caution to maintain control of the router when making this type of cut around curves°
When the guide is positioned as shown
right and clockwise around curves.
in Fig° 17a, the router travel should
be from left to
If there is a choice, the set-up in Fig° 17 is easier to use, but there is the possibility of
"Climb
Cutting"
around curves. In either case, Fig. !7 or Fig. 17a, the sideways thrust of
the router cutting is always against the guide, as is proper.
Fig. 17 GUIDE OUTSIDE
BIT ROTATION "___l
1
THRUST
l'_I_ I
BIT ROTATION
..........
__-___-
I
/ ...............
\
ROUTERFEED
DIRECTION
GUIDE
Fig. 17a GUIDE INSIDE
THRUST
BIT ROTATION'_
ROUTERFEED
DIRECTION
_ 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 possible serious personal injury.
28
RATE OF FEED (Figs. 18 and 18a)
The proper rate of feed depends on several factors: the hardness and moisture content
of the workpiece, the depth of cut, and the cutting diameter of the bit,, When you are
cutting shallow grooves in soft woods such as 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 FAST (Fig. 18)
Bit
Shank
Clean and smooth finished cuts can only
be achieved when the cutter bit is rotating
at a relatively high speed, taking very small
bites, producing tiny, clean cut chips.
Fig. '18
Forcing the feed of the cutter bit forward too
fast slows the RPM 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 overheaL
Out
TOOFAST
Cutter
Under extreme force-feeding
conditions,
the RPMs can become so stow 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 the overload of
forced feeding. You can detect forced feeding by the sound of the motor. Its usual
high-pitched
whine will sound lower and stronger as it loses speed. Holding the router
against the workpiece will also be strained and harder to do
FEEDING
TOO SLOW
(Fig.
18a)
When you feed the cutter bit too slowly,
the rotating cutter bit does not cut into
new wood fast 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 biL
Bit
Fig. 18a
Cut
Cutter
When the cutter bit is scraping instead
of cutting, the router is more difficult to
control as you feed iL
TOOSLOW
With almost no load on the motor, the cutter bit has a tendency to bounce off the sides of
the cut in the workpiece,
producing a cut with a rippled finish instead of clean straight side&
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CHIP
SHIELD
DEFLECTOR
(Fig.
19)
_ WARNING:
ALWAYSis wear
eye protection.
The
chip shield deflector
not intended
as a safety
i
guard.
To remove chip shield from fixed base, press
inward on tabs until chip shield releases from
base and remove itoTo attach, place chip shield
back in position and flex sides while pushing it
in until it snaps back into place (See Fig. 18)_
Fig. 19
Tabs
the
_ operator;
WARNING:
it will The
not chip
stop shield
objectsdeflector
larger than
helps
woodchips
keep dustthrown
and chips
from away
the bit.
from
j CAUTION:
ALWAYS
operating the
router. have the chip shield deflector in place on the base when
WARNING:
ALWAYS
turn motor
before making
any adjustments
and unplug
router could result
personal
injury.
DUST COLLECTION
off and unplug
or installing
in accidental
router from power
source
accessories.
Failure to turn motor
starting
which can cause serious
WITH DUST EXTRACTION
HOOD
(Fig. 20)
i
There is a dust extraction hood included
with this router.The hood is sized to
accept a 11/4-in. vac hose adapter,
sold separately.
To attach the hood onto the fixed base,
position and secure it to the back of the
base with the two screws (included)
as shown in Fig. 20
Fig. 20
30
2 screws included
off
WARNING:
To ensure safety and reliability, all repairs should be performed
by a qualified service technician at a Sears Service Center.
GENERAL
Only the parts shown on the parts list are intended for repair or replacement
customer. All other parts represent an important part of the double insulation
and should be serviced only be a qualified Sears@ service technician.
by the
system
ilk WARNING: For your safety, ALWAYS turn off switch and unplug router
motor from the power source before performing any maintenance or cleaning.
it has been found that electric tools are subject to accelerated
wear and possible
premature failure when they are used to work on fiber glass boats and sports cars,
wallboard,
spackling compounds
or plaster. The chips and grindings from these materials
are highly abrasive to electrical tool parts, such as bearings, brushes, commutators,
etc.
Consequently,
it is not recommended
that this tool be used for extended work on any
fiberglass material, wallboard,
spackling compound
or plaster, During any use on these
materials, it is extremely important that the tool is cleaned frequently by blowing with
an air jet°
WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields
during power tool operations, or when blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also
wear a dust mask.
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
/iX WARNING: DO NOT at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum-based
products, penetrating oils, etc. come in contact with plastic parts. Chemicals can
damage, weaken or destroy plastic, which may result in serious personal injury.
,
When work has been completed,
tool over time,.
2. Use clean damp
clean the tool to allow smooth
functioning
of the
cloths to wipe the toolo
3. Check the state of all electrical
4. Keep the motor air openings
store tool in a dry place,.
cables.
free from oil, grease
5. Be certain that all moving parts are well lubricated,
to damp and/or dirty conditions.
and sawdust
particularly
or woodchips,
and
after lengthy exposure
Z_ WARNING:
For your safety, ALWAYS turn off switch and unplug router
motor from the power source before performing any maintenance or cleaning.
Refer to Collet/Nut
Care and Cutter
Bits on page 16 for cleaning
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care,,
]
REPLACEMENT OF CARBON
Replacement
1. Unplug
BRUSHES
(Fig. 21)
brush sets are available through Sears Parts and Repair Centers,,
the router
motor before
inspecting
or replacing
brushes.
2. Replace both carbon brushes when either has less than 1/4-in.
remaining,
or if the spring or wire is damaged or burned,
length of carbon
3. Using a slotted screwdriver,
remove the black plastic cap on each side of the router
motor (Fig,. 21 ) and carefully withdraw the spring-loaded
brush assemblies,. Keep
brushes clean and sliding freely in their guide channels.
NOTE: To reinstall the same brushes, make sure the brushes go back in the
same way they came out.This will avoid a break-in period.
4.
Insert new brush assemblies
into guide channels, with the carbon part going in first,
being certain to fit the two metal "ears" into their slots in the channel (Fig. 2I).
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.
Fig. 21
Cap
Ears
/_, WARNING: For your safety, ALWAYS turn off switch and unplug 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 high-grade
lubricant for the life of the tool under normal operating conditions,
Therefore,
no further
lubrication
is required.
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!
z_ WARNING:
recommended
The use of attachments or accessories that are not
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 Cutter Bits
I/8-in.
available
straight5/16-in,
._
straight
or Carbide
in High-Speed
Tipped
Steel
High-Speed
Steel for all your routing
needs,
r
3/8-in
r
1/4-in
II
straight
straight
1/2-in dove tail
"
round
1/2-in 90 d v groove
flush trim
_
flush trim
3/8xli2-in.
_
1/4-in.
............!,!ush trim
3/8-in._keyhole
112-in. cove
round over
keyhole
1/4-in, cove
1/8 in
round over
cove
round over
round over
33
nose
v groove
flush trim
1/,?.-in,
.....................
flush trim
q_
dovetail
i
1!2-in round nose
1/2 x l-in.
straight
1/2_-!n, straight
3/4-in
st,j'_ ,0h,
3/8-in dove tail
shown to the right is an example
of bits available,,
r]
1/2 in
round over
In addition
to a wide variety
of router bits, Sears also offers accessories
Router tables, various template sets, universal
11 pc.. bushing set (64180) and clear sub-base
6 pc. plunge base (64t83).
such as:
router fence with lock knobs (64181),
sets; 6pc. fixed base (64182)
bead and cove
bead cove
1/24n
1116-in.
classic
cove
with bead
I/4-in
roman ogee
_
classic cove & bead
Roman ogee
3
3/8-in rabbeting
.............._z4,inl
vdi"n_ng
....
1/2-in core box
rabbeting
veining
core box
@
1/2-in mortising
114-in panel pilot
mortising
panel pilot
z_ WARNING:
Only use
router tables with proper
guarding for the cutter bit
and with "on-board"
switch
1 a!8-in, 45 ° chamfer
controlled
receptacles.
Failure to use router tables
chamfer
with appropriate
safety
features
could result in
serious
34
personal
injury.
11.0 Amp /Variable Speed / 2 Peak HP
Fixed Base Router-MODEL NUMBER
320.17542
The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate,
Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence
regarding
your tool.,
Motor Unit
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11.0 Amp /Variabne Speed / 2 Peak HP
Fixed Base Router-MODEL NUMBER
320.17542
The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate.
Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence
regarding
your tool.
FIXED BASE
45
45
60
59
58
63
36
11.0 Amp /Variable Speed / 2 Peak HP
FRxedBase Router-MODEL NUMBER
320.17542
The Model Number witl be found on the Nameplate_
Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence
regarding
ACCESSORIES
77 --...,
o
72_,,,,,
37
your tool.
11,0 Amp /VariabUe Speed / 2 Peak HP Fixed Base RouterMODEL NUMBER 320.17542
The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate
Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence
item No.
1
......
regarding
your tool_
Parts No.
3700-79"8'0'0'0
Part Description
Decorate Cover
2
5610059000
Screw
2
3
3121688000
Rear Cover
1
4 ..........
5
6
3t 21518000
5610017000
4900046000
Transparent
screw
PCB Plate
7
5610106000
Screw
8
9
3120!,,,34000
5610059000
!0
Cap
.....
............ ! ............
2
1
2
Cord Anchorage
Screw
.................................................................
1
2
4540017000
Power
Liqht
11
12
3122851000
5620017000
Seal Ring
Screw
...........................
13
4870073000
.......
15
31205370'0'0
4960019000
16
2800005000
....
.
Qty.
1
...................
Indicator
1
1
2
........ Switch
..............................................
1
...........
iii'....i..ilBrush
cap
Carbon Brush
.................
. .... 2
2
Brush Holder
2
17 ............. 4810002000
18
3121050000
Power Cord
Cord Guard
......................
19
3121494000
Middle
20
21
3520130000
3! 21049000
Bearing
Gasket
22
23
3700249000
5610048000
Gasket
Screw
1
2
24
25
2740116000
31214'95000
Stato r
Fan Baffle
1
1
26
27
5700008000
2750729000
Bearing
Rotor
28
29
5620040000
2820887000
Screw
LED
30
57000560_,_
,.._,,,
i.... Bearing
31
32
3420356000
5620062000
................
Hous!ng
Screw
33
3520227000
j
Housing
1
1........
Holder
! ..........
1
..........
1
1
3
......................1
1
............
! .........
1
Gear Rack
1
34 ................5660005000
35
3520131000
"E" Ring ..................
Bush
2
1
36
3660174000
Stop Spring
1
37
38
3550592000
Spindle
5630'1'790'66 ........ Nut
39
3550721000
Collet
1
40
5630187000
Collet Nut
2
Lock
............................
38
1
1
.........
11.0 Amp /Variable Speed / 2 Peak HP Fixed Base RouterMODEL NUMBER 320.17542
The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate°
Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence
Item No.
Parts
No.
regarding
your tool,
Part Description
41
282203'9000
Internal
Wire
Qty.
2
42
2822038000
Internal
Wire
2
43
5620024000
Screw
2
44
3121635000
Handle
2
45
34OO189000
Lock Bolt
2
46
3420396000
Mounting
1
47
3121637000
5670040000
Chip Shield
Located Pin
1
5620041000
3121646000
Screw
48
49
5O
................I
........
1
1
Adj,ust_,'n'g
Koo_,
"i.......
1
5i
3121539000
52
3121647000
53
3550615000
54
5650172000
i_iate
55
3550613000
Shaft
56
3121648000
Button
57
3550579000
3520141000
Gear Shaft
Gear
1
58
59
3520147000
Lock Gear
1
6O
3660167000
61
3700848000
Spring
Plate
62
5620065000
Screw
1
63
562O332000
Screw
1
64
3550596000
Lock Pin
65
3420395000
66
67
5630015000
C iarnping Lever
,,, ...................
Lock Nut
562004000O
Screw
68
3122784O00
Vaccum
Adapter
69
.......
Mounting
Screw
Plate
70
3122924O00
5620049000
71
3700807000
Wrench
72
3550595000
Collet
1
1
74
562005 ! 000
Screw
2
75
5650013000
Plate
2
76
5650015000
Plate
2
77
3703591000
Parallel
78
3550683000
Rubber
Pole
1
.............
indicator Ring
Worm
Guiding
1
..............
1
...................
1
1
I
1
1
t
.................
'1
1
........... 1
,.....
1
2
1
.....
iii'i.'i.i..'
.......
1
3
Guide
1
Rod
2
39
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