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Operator's Manual
9.5 Amp 1314Peak HP
F=xed Base Router
Model No.
320.17541
0(_)us
DOUBLE INSULATED
CAUTION
Read, understand and follow
atl Safety Rules and Operating Instructions
in this Manual before using this product.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co.,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman website: www.craftsman.com
• WARRANTY
• SAFETY
• UNPACKING
° DESCRIPTION
• ASSEMBLY
• OPERATION
° ADJUSTMENTS
° MAINTENANCE

Summary of Contents

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    Read, understand and follow atl Safety Rules and Operating Instructions in this Manual before using this product. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Visit our Craftsman website: www.craftsman.com • WARRANTY • SAFETY • UNPACKING ° DESCRIPTION • ASSEMBLY •...

  • Page 2

    Sears Repair Parts Phone Numbers ... ONEYEAR FULLWARRANTY IIf this Craftsman product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN ITTOTHE AND REPAIR CENTER OR OTHER CRAFTSMAN FOR FREE REPLACEMENT.

  • Page 3

    ALWAYS wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shield and a full-face 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. all safety such as "DANGER",...

  • Page 4

    Z_ WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions manual before using this router. Failure to follow all instructions electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. WORK AREA SAFETY 1. Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered workbenches invite accidents°...

  • Page 5

    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 Z_ WARNING: Double insulation DOES NOT take the place of normal safety precautions when operating this tool.

  • Page 6

    Have damaged tool cords repaired aware of the cord location router. use the cord to carry the tool edges Damaged cords increase symbols. Direct current tt means attention! Your safety is involved.

  • Page 7

    SERVICE SAFETY I. 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_ 2.

  • Page 8

    The subbase on this fixed base router has an opening bits with a larger diameter, install and use a subbase (sold separately) at Sears stores or other Craftsman DO NOT use large router cutter when freehand routing could cause...

  • Page 9

    Wear a face mask or dust mask if the operation 4. PROTECT y0ur hearing. Wear Under some conditions noise from this product may contribute 5. ALL VISTORS AND BYSTANDERS operator of the router wears. 6o INSPECT the tool cords periodically nearest Sears Service Center. to these chemicals: manual carefully.

  • Page 10

    3o Inspect the items carefully to make sure that no breakage or damage has occurred during shipping° If any of the items mentioned are missing, (refer to "PARTS LIST" illustration on page 1t), return the router to you r nearest Sears store or Craftsman outlet to have the router replaced°...

  • Page 11

    (DC). This large voltage drop will cause a loss of power and the motor will overheat: If the router doesnot_operate 60-Hz AC ONLY outlet, check the power supply. This router has an 8-fL, 2-wire power cord (no adapter needed). 1/2-in.Collet/Nut 2.

  • Page 12

    KNOWYOUR FIXED BASE ROUTER cont. (Fig. 2) This Fixed Base Router has the following Powerful, 9.5 Amp Soft Start Motor develops routing jobs Single speed 25,000 RPM (no-load in most materials Fixed Base features Coarse Ideal for use with router table,...

  • Page 13

    KNOW YOUR FIXED BASE ROUTER cont. (Fig. 2) Motor Housing Dve Tool Top Cap Indicator" Light Quick Clamp Motor Changing System Spindfe Lock Self-Releasing Coltets/Nuts System 1/4 and 1/2-inch Cellets/Nuts (1/2-ino installed at factory) Base Keystrip-SIot (Engages Motor Housing Keystrip_"...

  • Page 14

    NOTE: The sub-base installed on this router has an opening of 11h-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. Z_ WARNING: ALWAYS turn motor off and unplug router before making any "7 adjustments or installing accessories.

  • Page 15

    (Fig. 4, 4a) 7, With cutter bit inserted and spindle lock button pressed in engaging shaft, place wrench on colletinut and turn clockwise until router cutter bit and collet/nut are firmly tightened. Z_ WARNING: TIGHTEN COLLET/NUT from slipping.

  • Page 16

    ALWAYS turn motor off and unplug router from power source before making any adjustments or installing accessories. and unplug router could result in accidental starting which can cause serious personal injury. air, and clean the tapered inside of the collet/nut with...

  • Page 17

    1_ Turn motor off and unplug from power source. 2. Place router (fixed base/motor housing) on flat surface. 3. With back of router facing you, open the motor clamp (A) 4. Push in coarse adjustment gear !n base, while you lift motor free of base.

  • Page 18

    ADJUSTING DEPTH OF CUT WARNING: Your router should NEVER BE TURNED ON or be connected to the power source when you are assembling installing or removing collets/ in use. Disconnecting the router will prevent accidental cause serious personal injury. NOTE: All depth adjustments motor clamp open.

  • Page 19

    Release the Coarse Adjustment Knob, making sure the "0" stays lined up with the mark. Place the router on two level scrap workpieces, positioned so the cutter bit can be lowered below the subbase (see Fig. 8). Turn the Fine Adjustment...

  • Page 20

    "ON/OFF" SWITCH Your router motor is turned "ON" and "OFF" by the toggle switch located on the top cap of the motor housing. The left side of the toggle switch hood (as you face it) is marked "1" for "On" and the right side (as you face it) is marked "O"...

  • Page 21

    A test cut will give you a feel for the set-up, the router's speed, the depth of cut and how the cutter bit reacts to the workpiece.

  • Page 22

    6. Unplug router from power source, place router upside down on worktable, and inspect finished cut in workpiece. on the router base with BOTH HANDS at all times. Failure to do so could result l Z_ WARNING: Always securely clamp your workpiece and keep a firm grip in loss of control causing possible serious personal injury.

  • Page 23

    Fig. 11a Fig. 11b Feed Direction-_ 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, if using a router table, • I z_ WARNING:...

  • Page 24

    For these reasons, DO NOT EXCEED 1/8-iN. DEPTH OF CUT in a single pass. on the router base with BOTH HANDS at all times. Failure to do so could result _ WARNING: Always securely clamp your workpiece in loss of control causing possible serious personal injury.

  • Page 25

    Whenever the workpiece thickness, router depth setting) are such that only the top part of the edge is to be shaped least a 1/16-ino thick uncut portion portion, which serves to guide it (see Fig. 14),.

  • Page 26

    GRAINS FIRST DIRECTION OF FEED - EXTERNAL The router motor and cutter bit rotate clockwise. be from left to right (see Fig. 15). Feeding the router towards (up against) tf you feed the router in the opposite cutter bit will tend to throw the bit away from the workpiece, this is called "Climb-Cutting';...

  • Page 27

    Fig_ 16). When the guide is positioned on the right hand side of the router, the router travel should be from left to right and "counterclockwise" action around the curve could cause "Climb...

  • Page 28

    When the cutter bit is scraping instead of cutting, the router is more difficult to control as you feed it. With almost no load on the motor, the cutter bit has a tendency to bounce off the sides of the cut in the workpiece, producing a cut with a rippled finish instead of clean straight sides.

  • Page 29

    Z_ WARNING: ALWAYS turn motor off and unplug router from power source before making any adjustments and unplug router could result in accidental starting which can cause serious personal injury. DUST COLLECTION WITH DUST EXTRACTION There is a dust extraction hood included with this router.The hood is sized to...

  • Page 30

    All other parts represent and should be serviced only be a qualified A WARNING: For your safety, ALWAYS turn off switch and unplug router motor from the power source before performing any maintenance tt has been found that electric tools are subject premature...

  • Page 31

    2. Replace both carbon brushes when either has less than !/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° 20) and carefully withdraw the spring-loaded brush assemblies° Keep brushes clean and sliding freely in their guide channels.

  • Page 32

    The use of attachments or accessories that are not Sears and other Craftsman e outlets offer a large selection of Craftsman router accessories designed for specific routing applications°...

  • Page 33

    ,4k WARNING: router tables guarding and with "on-board" controlled chamfer Failure with appropriate features serious Only use with proper for the cutter switch receptacles, to use router tables safety could result personal injury.

  • Page 34

    The Model Number will be found on the Nameptate_ Always mention the Model Number Motor Unit 9.5 Amp / 13/4Peak HP- MODEL NUMBER 320.17541 in all correspondence regarding 33 -__l' ... i7 your too!. .,I-31 35 -- - 34...

  • Page 35

    9.5 Amp / 1314 Peak HP - MODEL NUMBER 320.17541 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate_ Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your tool. Fixed Base...

  • Page 36

    9.5 Amp / 1 3/4 Peak HP Fixed Base Router- MODEL NUMBER 320.17541 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate, Always mention the Model Number in alt correspondence Item No. Parts 3700798000 5610059000 3121517000 3121518000 5610017000 4890064000 5610106000...

  • Page 37

    9.5 Amp / 1 Peak HP Fixed Base Router- MODEL NUMBER 320.17541 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate, Always mention the Model Number Item Parts 2822039000 2822038000 5620024000 3t 21635000 3400189000 3420396000 3121637000 5670040000 5620041000 3121646000 3121539000...

  • Page 40

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