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Craftsman 315.17513 Owner's Manual

Router double insulated


Owner's Manual
Double Insulated
Model No.
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Read and
follow all Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions before
first use of this product.
Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
and Co.,
IL 60179
Visit the Craftsman
web page:
• Safety
• Features
• Adjustments
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List


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Summary of Contents for Craftsman 315.17513

  • Page 1 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., Visit the Craftsman web page: 972000-772 8-00 Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 • Safety • Features • Adjustments •...
  • Page 2: Full One Year Warranty

    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 shields and a full face shield when needed. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields, available at Sears Retail Stores.
  • Page 3 Thepurposeof safetysymbolsis to attractyour attentionto possibledangers.Thesafetysymbols,and the explanationswith them,deserveyour carefulattentionand understanding. T hesafetywarningsdo not by themselves eliminate any danger. The Instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures. SYMBOL MEANING SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL: Indicates danger, warning, or caution. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictogrephs. DANGER: Failure to obey a safety warning will result in serious injury to yourself or to others.
  • Page 4 WHEN USING THIS ROUTER WITH A ROUTER TABLE, HELP PREVENT POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY BY KEEPING THE CUTTER GUARDED AT ALL TIMES. Use only router tables, with guards, that have been designed for use on routers that are of this type, size, and weight.
  • Page 5 Inspect it carefully to hake sure no breakage or damage has occurred during shipping. If any parts are damaged or missing, contact your nearest Sears Retail Store to obtain replacement parts before attempting to operate router. A wrench and this Owner's Manual are also included. THE FOLLOWING CURRENTLY...
  • Page 6: Knowyour Router

    COLLETNUT CHIPSHIELD WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with your router to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict severe injury, squeeze the tabs on each end and pull outward. To replace, squeeze the tabs at each end, fit into opening, then release.
  • Page 7 See Figure 3. Push spindle lock in and slide into unlock position. Otherwise, the interlocking mechanism of the spindle lock wilt not let you turn your router on. WARNING: shanks. Undersized shanks will not tighten properly and could be thrown from tool causing injury.
  • Page 8 WARNING: Failure to unplug your router could result in accidental starting causing serious injury. • Place your router on a flat surface, loosen locking knob, and turn depth adjusting ring until cutter is inside subbase. See Figure 4. TIGHTEN LOCKING...
  • Page 9 FOR ROUTERTABLE USE ONLY INDICATOR POINT INDICATOR RING ROUTER TABLES The use of Craftsman touters on muter tables offered by other manufacturers has not been investigated for compliance with applicable safety standards. _1= WARNING: Do not use with router tables that fail to conform to safe wood working practices and offer proper guarding for the cutter.
  • Page 10: Freehand Routing

    Fig. 9 groove in soft, dry wood, the proper feed may be about as fast as you can travel your router along your guide line. On the other hand, if the bit is a large one, the cut is deep or the wood is hard to cut, the proper feed may be a very slow one.
  • Page 11: Depth Of Cut

    TOO SLOW FEEDING It is also possible to spoil a cut by moving the router forward too slowly. When it is advanced into the work too slowly, a revolving bit does not dig into new wood fast enough to take a bite;...
  • Page 12 PASS PASS DIRECTION OF FEED AND THRUST The router motor an_ bit revolve in a clockwise direc- tion. This gives the tool a slight tendency to twist (in your hands) in a counterclockwise direction, especially when the motor revs up (as at starting).
  • Page 13: Routing With Guide Bushings

    A CUT INTERNAL ROUTING Tilt router and place on workpiece, letting edge of subbase contact workpiece first. Be careful not to let router bit contact workpiece. Turn router on and let motor build to its full speed. Gradually feed cutter into workpiece until subbase is level with workpiece.
  • Page 14 Extension cords suitable for use with your router are available at your nearest Sears Retail Store. WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields during power tool operation or when blowing dust.
  • Page 15 • Unplug your router. ,_k WARNING: result in accidental starting causing serious injury. • Remove cutter from router. Refer to page 7 to remove cutter. • Adjust router to maximum height. • Remove screws (A) and subbase (B). See Figure 17.
  • Page 16 CRAFTSMAN NOTE: "A" - The assembly shown represents an important part of the Double Insulated System. To avoid the possibility of alteration or damage to the System, service should be performed by your nearest Sears Repair Center. Contact your nearest Sears Retail Store for Service Center information.
  • Page 17: Parts List

    CRAFTSMAN in all correspondence regarding your ROUTER or when ordering repair parts. The model number willbe found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING Part Number 982063-001 Data Plate ...
  • Page 18 1-800-4-MY-HOME Anytime, day or night (1-800-469-4663) To bring in products such as vacuums, lawn equipment and electronics for repair, call for the location of your nearest Sears Parts & Repair Center. 1-800-488-1222 Anytime, day or night For the replacement parts, accessories and owner's manuals that you need to do-it-yourself,...

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