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Craftsman 315.175100 Operator's Manual

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Operator's Manual
Double Insulated
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• Safety
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• Maintenance
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  • Page 1 Safety Rules and • Operation Operating Instructions before • Maintenance first use of this product. • Parts List Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visit the Craftsman Web page: 972000-976 9-02...
  • Page 2 • Warranty ................................• Introduction ................................. • General Safety Rules ............................. • Specific Safety Rules ............................• Symbols ................................• Specifications ..............................• Unpacking ................................• Features ................................. • Adjustments ..............................9-11 • Operation ..............................12-17 • Maintenance ............................... 18-19 •...
  • Page 3: Work Area

    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 aiminstructions moving parts. listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. •...
  • Page 4: Rules For Safe Operation

    SERVICE • When servicing a tool, use only identical re- 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 a risk of injury.
  • Page 5 Important:Some ofthefollowing symbols m aybeused onyourtool.Please study themandlearn theirmeaning. Proper i nterpretation ofthesesymbols willallowyouto operate thetoolbetter andsafer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency ( cyclespersecond) Watt Power rain Minutes Time •"_ Alternating Current Type or a characteristic of current No Load Speed Rotational speed, at no load Class II Construction...
  • Page 6 Depth of Cut 0 - 1-1/2 in. Input 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only Collet 1/4 in. No Load Speed Model No. 315.175100 25,000 RPM Horsepower Model No. 315.175110 15,000 - 25,000 RPM Model No. 315.175100 1-1/2 Model No. 315.175110 1-3/4 Power Cord 10 ft.
  • Page 7 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 parts are isolated from the internal metal motor components with protecting insulation.
  • Page 8 VARIABLESPEEDDIAL (Model315.175110) HANDLE POWER HANDLE WRENCH DEPTH ADJUSTING RING DEPTH INDICATOR RING LOCKING ARM COLLETNUT Fig. 1 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.
  • Page 9 • 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 co(let nut and turn or removing cutters, cleaning, or when not in couterclockwise to loosen.
  • Page 10: Adjusting Depth Of Cut

    ADJUSTING DEPTH OF CUT • Turn the depth indicator ring until the zero lines up 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 ADJUSTING DEPTH OF CUT (WITH ROUTER The speed selection chart shown gives suggested speed settings based on the diameter of the cutter TABLE) and the type of material being routed. See Figure 7. We suggest that you practice with the variable speed The indicator point on the base can be used when feature of your router before installing a cutter and using your router mounted to a router table.
  • Page 12 PRACTICEBEFOREUSE STARTING/STOPPING ROUTER • Grasp handles using both hands. See Figure 9a. Wesuggest t hatyoupractice withyourrouterbefore installing a cutterandmaking cutsinwood.Check • To start router. Toggle the switch to the I position. the following beforeconnectingyour routerto a See Figure 9b. powersupply. •...
  • Page 13 PLACINGROUTERONWORKPIECE FEEDING ROUTER Placing yourrouterona workpiece differs, d epending The "secret" of professional routing and edge shaping onthetypeof routing: e dgerouting or internal r outing. lies in making a careful set-up for the cut and in selecting the proper rate of feed. WARNING: Remain alert and watch what you RATE OF FEED...
  • Page 14 DIRECTION (EXTERNAL) Feeding Tee Slow See Figure 11. It is also possible to spoil a cut by moving the router The router motor and bit revolve in a clockwise forward too slowly. When it is advanced into the work too slowly, a revolving bit does not dig into new wood direction.
  • Page 15 DETERMINING DEPTH OF CUT DIRECTION (INTERNAL) 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 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: Routing With Guide Bushings

    ROUTING WITH GUIDE BUSHINGS When using the Template Guide Bushings Item No. 9-25082 with your router, you must visually center the bit with the bushing before beginning your cut. Your router subbase may be adjusted by loosening the screws holding the subbase to your router. Be sure to tighten locking arm before centering bit in bushing.
  • Page 18: Extension Cords

    LUBRICATION WARNING:Whenservicing, useonlyidentical Craftsman r eplacement parts.Useof anyother Allof thebearings inthistoolarelubricated witha partmaycreatea hazard or causeproduct sufficient a mount o fhighgradelubricant forthelifeof damage. the unitundernormal o perating conditions. Therefore, nofurtherlubrication i s required. GENERAL EXTENSION CORDS Onlythepartsshown onthepartslist,areintended to The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of be repaired or replaced bythecustomer.
  • Page 19 REPLACINGSWITCH See Figure 18. • Unplug your router. WARNING: Failure to unplug your router could result in accidental starting causing serious injury. • Remove screws and handle cover. • Note the location of the molded bend relief on the power handle cord. Also note all wiring in the handle and how each lead is connected to the switch.
  • Page 20 GUIDE BUSHINGS NOTE: The use of Craftsman reuters on router tables offered by other manufacturers has not Guide bushings allow for accurate guiding of router been investigated for compliance with applicable along any workpiece or template edge and for safety standards.
  • Page 22: Parts List Diagram

    CRAFTSMAN ROUTER - MODEL NUMBERS 315,175100 and 315,175110 VARIABLE SPEEDDIAL (MODELNO.315.175110ONLY) SEE NOTE"A" 13 12 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 near-...
  • Page 23: Parts List

    CRAFTSMAN ROUTER - MODEL NUMBERS 315,175100 and 315,175110 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number 1 in all correspondence regarding your ROUTER or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING...
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