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PROFESSIONAL TOOL if this Craftsman Professional tool fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from date of purchase, RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SEARS PARTS & REPAIR CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears wil! repair it, free of charge.
WARNING: Read and understand all instruc-  Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is off before plugging in. Carrying tools with your finger on tions. Failure to follow al! instructions listed below, the switch or plugging in tools that have the switch on may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious invites accidents.
SERVICE  When servicing a tool, use only identical replace- merit parts. Follow instructions in the Maintenance  Tool service must be performed only by qualified section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed failure to follow Maintenance hstructions may create a by unqualified personne! may result in a risk of injury.
Someof the following symbols maybe usedonthis tool. Please studythemandlearntheirmeaning. P roper interpretation ofthesesymbols wil!allowyouto operate thetool better andsafer. SYM BOL DEStG NATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power Minutes Time Alternating Current Type of current Direct Current Type or a characteristic of current...
Thefol!owing signal w ordsandmeanings a reintended to explain the levels ofriskassociated withthisproduct. SYMBOL SIGNAL MEANING DANGER: hdicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING: hdicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
DOUBLE mNSULATmON EXTENSmON CORDS Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power When using a power tool at a considerable distance from tools, which eliminates the need for the usual three-wire a power source, be sure to use an extension cord that has grounded power cord.
PRODUCT SPECmNCATmONS Maximum Cutter Diameter ... 1-1/8 in. (29 mm) input ....120 V, 60 Hz, AC enly, 4.5 Amps Collet ......1/4 in. (6 mm) Net Weight ......3 Ibs. (1.86 kg) No Lead Speed ......25,000/min. Cord Length ......
KNOW YOUR LAMmNATE TRmMMER DEPTH OF CUT SCALE See Figure 1. The trimmer has an adjustable depth of cut scale. Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself LAMINATE SUB-BASE with all operating Features and Safety Rules. The sub-base gives the operator better visibility of the SWmTCH workpiece.
INSTALLING/REMOVmNG TO ATTACH THE WOODWORKING CUTTERS SUB-BASE AND HANDLES See Figure 2. See Figure 3.  Unplug the trimmer.  Place the trimmer upside down on a workbench to gain  Unplug the trimmer. easy access to the spindle and coflet nut.  Turn the trimmer upside down to remove the four sub- base screws and laminate sub-base.
WARNING:Donotallowfamiliarity withtools TO OPERATE THE TRIMMER to makeyoucareless. Remember thata careless See Figure 5. fractionofa second issufficient t o inffictserious Before starting the trimmer, unplug it and make sure the cut- injury. ter is securely tightened in the collet and that the depth of cut is properly set.
GUIDEOUTSIDE DIRECTION OF FEED AND THRUST See Figures 6 and 7. The trimmer motor and cutter revolve in a clockwise direc- tion. This gives the tool a Might tendency to twist in your hands in a counterclockwise direction, especially when the motor starts.
PROPER RATE OF FEED high speed and is taking very small bites to produce tiny, cleanly-severed chips, if the trimmer is forced to move Professional trimming and edge shaping depend upon forward too fast, the speed of the cutter becomes slower careful set-up and selecting the proper rate of feed.
DEPTH OF CUT See Figure 9. WIDTH Depth of cut affects the rate of feed and the qual}ty of a cut. Using the proper depth of cut can lessen the possibil- ity of damage to the trimmer motor and cutter. A deep cut requires a s!ower feed than a shallow one.
TO SET DEPTH OF CUT REMOV(NG THE BASE See Figure 10. See Figure 11.  Unplug the tr(mmer.  Unp(ug the trimmer.  Open the depth adjustment latch as indicated by the  Open the depth adjustment (atch. arrow in figure 10.  HoMing the tr(mmer by the motor housing, slide the base downward and over.
ROUTCIRCULARGROOVE CLOCKWISE USING THE WOODWORKmNG SUB-BASE WroTH HANDLES The woodworking sub-base with handles is convenient when routing 4 in. (101.6 mm), 5 in. (127 mm), or 6 in. (152.4 mm) circular grooves. Htcan also be used when routing grooves parallel to the edge of the workpiece. The handles allow you to grasp and hold the trimmer with two hands, similar to grasping and holding a router.
ROUTGROOVE FROMRIGHTTOLEFT ROUTING GROOVES PARALLEL TO AN EDGE See Figure 13. You can use the scale provided on the woodworking sub- base to cut a straight parallel line up to 1 in. (25.4 mm) from the edge of the workpiece.  The intersection of the horizontal and vertical lines at the center of the woodworking sub-base indicates the...
LUBRICATmON WARNING:When servicing, useonly identical Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other parts All of the bearings in this tool are lubricated with a suffi- may create a hazard or cause product damage. cient amount of high grade lubricant for the life of the unit under normal operating conditions.
BRUSH REPLACEMENT  Replace the brush assemb(ies. See Figure 14.  Reconnect the red and Mack lead terminals to the brush tubes.  Unp(ug the trimmer.  Ensure that the wires are placed secure(y in the (ead  Remove screws from the top cover of the trimmer. traps to prevent (oose wires.
NOTE: "A" = The assembly shown represents an important part of the Double hsulated 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.
CRAFTSMAN PROFESSIONAL LAMmNATE TRmMMER- MODEL NUMBER 315.277150 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in aH correspondence regarding your LAMINATE TRIMMER or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK...
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