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Operator's Manual
ROUTER
Double Insulated
Model Nos.
315.175101
315.175111
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CAUTION:
Read and
follow all Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions before
first use of this product.
Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
Visit the Craftsman Web page: www.sears.com/craftsman
983000-430
6-04
1 / 3
2
0
1
2
1 3 / 3 2
1 5 /3 2
7/16
315.175101
3 / 8
1 / 3
2
0
1
2
1 3 /3 2
1 5 /3 2
7/16
315.175111
3 / 8
• Safety
• Features
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List

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  • Page 1

    Safety Rules and • Operation Operating Instructions before first use of this product. • Maintenance • Parts List Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman Web page: www.sears.com/craftsman 983000-430 6-04...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS ■ Warranty ................................2 ■ Introduction ................................. 2 ■ General Safety Rules ............................. 3-4 ■ Specific Safety Rules ............................4 ■ Symbols ................................5 ■ Specifications ..............................6 ■ Unpacking ................................6 ■ Features ................................. 7-8 ■ Adjustments ..............................9-11 ■...

  • Page 3: General Safety Rules

    GENERAL SAFETY RULES clothing, and gloves away from moving parts. WARNING: Read and understand all Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be caught in instructions. Failure to follow all instructions moving parts. listed below, may result in electric shock, fire ■...

  • Page 4: Specific Safety Rules

    GENERAL SAFETY RULES ■ When servicing a tool, use only identical re- SERVICE placement parts. Follow instructions in the ■ Tool service must be performed only by quali- Maintenance section of this manual. Use of fied repair personnel. Service or maintenance unauthorized parts or failure to follow Maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in Instructions may create a risk of electric shock or...

  • Page 5: Symbols

    SYMBOLS Important: Some of the following symbols may be used on your tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz...

  • Page 6: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Depth of Cut 0 - 1-1/2 in. Input 120 Volts, 60 Hz, AC only Collet 1/4 in. No Load Speed Model No. 315.175101 25,000/min Horsepower Model No. 315.175111 15,000 - 25,000/min Model No. 315.175101 1-1/2 Model No. 315.175111 1-3/4 Power Cord 10 ft.

  • Page 7: Features

    FEATURES DOUBLE INSULATION DEPTH ADJUSTING RING Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric The depth adjusting ring allows you to adjust the power tools, which eliminates the need for the usual depth of cut. three-wire grounded power cord. All exposed metal LOCKING ARM parts are isolated from the internal metal motor The locking arm secures the motor housing in the...

  • Page 8: Features

    FEATURES VARIABLE SPEED DIAL (MODEL 315.175111) HANDLE 1 / 3 3 / 8 1 3 /3 2 15 /3 2 7/16 SWITCH POWER CHIP SHIELD HANDLE WRENCH DEPTH ADJUSTING RING DEPTH INDICATOR RING 1 / 3 3 / 8 1 3 / 3 2 15 /3 2 7/16 LOCKING ARM...

  • Page 9: Adjustments

    ADJUSTMENTS ■ Lay router down on table to gain easy access to WARNING: Your router should never be collet nut. connected to power supply when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, installing ■ Place wrench provided onto collet nut and turn or removing cutters, cleaning, or when not in couterclockwise to loosen.

  • Page 10

    ADJUSTMENTS ■ Turn the depth indicator ring until the zero lines up ADJUSTING DEPTH OF CUT with the indicator point on the base. See Figure 5. See Figures 3, 4, 5, and 6. We recommend that cuts be made at a depth not exceeding 1/8 in.

  • Page 11: Adjustments

    ADJUSTMENTS ADJUSTING DEPTH OF CUT (WITH ROUTER TABLE) SPEED SELECTION CHART See Figure 7. CUTTER SIZE The indicator point on the base can be used when using your router mounted to a router table. MATERIAL ■ Set the cutter at zero depth of cut. SOFT E-F D-E A-B ■...

  • Page 12: Operation

    OPERATION HELPFUL HINTS STARTING/STOPPING ROUTER ■ Grasp handles using both hands. See Figure 9a. ✓ Always clamp workpiece securely before routing. ■ To start router: Toggle the switch to the I position. ✓ A safe operator is one who thinks ahead. See Figure 9b.

  • Page 13

    OPERATION PLACING ROUTER ON WORKPIECE FEEDING ROUTER Placing your router on a workpiece differs, depending The “secret” of professional routing and edge shaping on the type of routing: edge routing or internal routing. lies in making a careful set-up for the cut and in selecting the proper rate of feed.

  • Page 14

    OPERATION DIRECTION (EXTERNAL) Feeding Too Slow See Figure 11. It is also possible to spoil a cut by moving the router forward too slowly. When it is advanced into the work The router motor and bit revolve in a clockwise too slowly, a revolving bit does not dig into new wood direction.

  • Page 15

    OPERATION DIRECTION (INTERNAL) DETERMINING DEPTH OF CUT Whenever you are routing a groove, your travel As previously mentioned, the depth of cut is important should be in a direction that places whatever guide because it affects the rate of feed that, in turn, affects you are using at the right-hand side.

  • Page 16

    OPERATION ROUTING Your router is a versatile tool and can be used for many different applications. You may rout grooves, carve designs using a template, carve designs by freehand, taper table and chair legs, mortise door jambs, or create joints. ROUTING GROOVES See Figure 15.

  • Page 17

    OPERATION ROUTING WITH GUIDE BUSHINGS ROUTER When using the Template Guide Bushings Item No. 9-25082 with your router, you must visually center the WORK bit with the bushing before beginning your cut. Your router subbase may be adjusted by loosening the screws holding the subbase to your router.

  • Page 18: Maintenance

    WARNING: When servicing, use only identical ADJUSTING LOCKING ARM TENSION Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other Over time and with repeated use, the locking arm may part may create a hazard or cause product become loose. When this occurs, tighten the elastic damage.

  • Page 19: Accessories

    ACCESSORIES THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT SEARS RETAIL STORES. Dovetail Template Rout-A-Form Pantograph Butt Hinge Template Template Set Multi-Purpose Router Guide Template Guide Bushing COMBI- VEINING CORE STRAIGHT COMBI- HINGE DOVETAIL RABBET OGEE, COVE BEAD ARBOR NATION FACE NATION MORTISING...

  • Page 20: Exploded View And Repair Parts List

    CRAFTSMAN ROUTER – MODEL NUMBERS 315.175101 and 315.175111 VARIABLE SPEED DIAL (MODEL NO. 315.175111 ONLY) SEE NOTE 1 / 3 3 / 8 1 3 /3 2 15 /3 2 7/16 NOTE: The assembly shown represents an important part of the double insulated system. To avoid the possibility of alteration or damage to the system, service should be performed by your nearest Sears repair center.

  • Page 21: Parts List

    CRAFTSMAN ROUTER – MODEL NUMBERS 315.175101 and 315.175111 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your ROUTER or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS...

  • Page 22: Parts, Ordering, And Service

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315.175111, 315.175100, 315.175110, 315.269211

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