• DESCRIPTION WARNING: To reduce the risk of • OPERATION • MAINTENANCE injury, the user must read and • TROUBLESHOOTING understand the Operator's manual • ESPANOL before using this product. Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. www.craftsman.com...
View and Part List page 33-37 Sears Repair Parts Phone Number Back Cover CRAFTSMAN ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY FOR ONE YEAR from the date of purchase, this product is warranted against any defects in material or workmanship. With proof of purchase, defective product will be replaced free of charge.
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols and the explanations with them deserve your careful attention and understanding. The symbol warnings do not, by themselves, eliminate any danger. The instructions and warnings they give are no substitutes for proper accident prevention...
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Some of these following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and more safely. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes...
GENERAL POWER TOOL SAFETY WARNINGS WARNING: Read all safety warnings and instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. • Know your power tool. Read the operator's manual carefully. Learn the applications, as well as the specific potential...
PERSONAL SAFETY • Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use the tool while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
Always check the tool for damaged parts before use. Before further use of the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine if it will operate properly and perform its intended function. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any other condition that may affect the tool's operation.
Use only identical replacement parts when servicing a tool. Follow the instructions in the maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow maintenance instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury. SPECiFiC SAFETY RULES FOR ROUTER •...
To use cutter bits with a larger diameter, install and use a sub-base with a larger opening (sold separately at Sears stores or other Craftsman outlets). • Do not use large router cutter bits for freehand routing. Use of large...
A_, WARNING: Your Router should never be connected to the power source when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or removing bits, cleaning, or when it is not in use. Disconnecting the Router will prevent accidental starting, which could cause serious personal injury. When unpacking the box, do not discard any packing materials...
Plunge Base Vacuum Port for Plunge Base 2 chip shields Vacuum Port for fixed Base _, _, 2 screws (for attaching port to plunge base) 1/4-in.and 1/2-in. Collet/Nut Edge Guide Depth-Adjustment Wrench Collet/Nut Wrench 27683 ManuaLRevised_11-0120 Page 11...
I D] _]_II]_IIIEe]_] KNOW YOUR ROUTER COMBO (Fig.2} NOTE: Before attempting to use your router, familiarize yourself with all of the operating features and safety requirements. Your router has a precision-built electric motor and it should only be connected to a 120-volt, 60-Hz AC power supply (normal household current).
WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with the router to cause a lack of alertness. A fraction of a second of carelessness is enough to cause severe injury. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Rating 12.0 Amps No-Load Speed 10000-25000 RPM Peak HP Input 120V, 60Hz AC Collets/Nuts and Cutter bit Shank 1/4 in.
Protective Plunge Post Bellows protect guideposts from woodchips, dust, and moisture. Spindle Lock for easy 1-wrench bit changes. Includes 1/4 and 1/2-inch Self-Releasing Collets/Nuts for use with a wide variety of 1/4-in. and 1/2-in. router bits, sold separately. 10. 100% Ball Bearings for smooth, efficient operation...
1_1¼inches. To use cutter bits with larger diameters, use sub-bases with larger openings, sold separately at Sears stores or other Craftsman outlets. WARNING: Always turn the motor off and unplug the router before making any adjustments or installing accessories.
Insert the cutter bit shank into the collet/nut Fig. 3a /_<'_A_ \ Cutters assembly as far as it will go, then back the shank out until the cutters are approximately _X_/Bit Shank 1/8 to 1/4 inch away from the face of the "J Spindle collet/nut...
Place the wrench on the collet/nut, and turn it counter-clockwise to loosen collet/nut slightly to accept the cutter bit shank. Insert the cutter bit shank into the collet/nut assembly as far as it will go, then back the shank out until the cutters are approximately 1/8 to 1/4 inch away from the face of the collet/nut (Fig.
CUTTER BITS Get faster, more accurate cutting results by keeping cutter bits clean and sharp. Remove all accumulated pitch and gum from cutter bits after each use. When sharpening cutter bits, sharpen only the inside of the cutting edge. Never grind the outside diameter.
With the motor housing slot (C) aligned with the plunge base pin (D), lower the motor housing into the plunge base, engaging the pin into the slot. Slide the motor into the base as far as it will go. Close the motor clamp securely. REMOVING THE MOTOR FROM THE BASES...
DEPTH ADJUSTMENT WITH FIXED BASE (Figs. 6 and 7) NOTE: All depth adjustments on the fixed base must be made with the motor clamp open. NOTE: For all fixed base routers, the cutter bit depth equals the amount of the cutter that is exposed below the surface of the sub-base.
With the cutter bit already installed, press in the Coarse Adjustment Knob (B) and lower the motor into the base until the cutter bit is very close to the flat surface on which the base is sitting. Turn the Fine Adjustment Dial (C) until the cutter bit "just"...
PLUNGING ACTION (Fig. 8) The plunge base feature simplifies the depth adjustments and allows the cutter bit to be accurately lowered down into the workpiece for more precise set-ups. To lower the cutter bit, release the plunge- lock lever by moving it "Up" to the unlocked position.
To set a desired cutting depth, slide the depth-stop rod up until the red line on the clear plastic depth indicator points to your desired cutting depth on the depth scale (E). Secure the depth-stop rod at this position by tightening the depth-rod locking knob (C).
To use the micro-adjustment knob after the depth rod and turret have been set, check the final depth setting and micro-adjust as follows: • To micro-increase the plunge depth, raise the micro-adjustment screw by turning the knob counterclockwise the desired amount. To micro-reduce the plunge depth, lower the micro-adjustment screw by turning the knob clockwise the desired amount.
"LIVE TOOL INDICATOR" LIGHT (Fig. 13) Fig. 13 Your router also has a "Live Tool Indicator" green light, located on the motor housing top cap where the power cord enters the motor housing. This green light is always on when the router motor is plugged into a power source.
ELECTRONIC VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL (Fig. 16} The electronic speed control feature allows motor speed to be matched to cutter size and Fig. 16 material for an improved finish and extended bit life. Speed changes are made starting at "1" and rotating the Speed Control Dial to the "LEFT"...
The speed charts on the preceding page indicate the relationship between the speed setting and the cutting application. Exact settings are determined through operator experience and preference, and also by recommendations manufacturers of cutter bits. ELECTRONIC FEEDBACK CIRCUITRY The router electronic feedback circuitry monitors...
EDGE ROUTING (Figs. 17 and 17a) Fig. 17a 1. With the depth-of-cut set, place the router on the edge of workpiece, making sure that the cutter does not contact workpiece. (With the plunge base, lock the plunge action in the DOWN position, ready to cut).
When the cut is complete, turn the router motor "OFF" and allow the cutter bit come to a complete stop before removing it from the workpiece. Unplug the router from power source, place the router upside down on the worktable, and inspect the finished cut in the workpiece.
FREEHAND ROUTING WITH THE FIXED BASE (Fig. 21) WARNING: Do not use large cutter bits Fig. 21 for freehand routing. Using large cutter bits when freehand routing could cause loss of control or create other hazardous conditions that could result in personal injury. If using a router table, large bits should be used for _'-- edging only.
Top Edge Shaping Fig. 22a Whenever the workpiece thickness, together with the desired depth of cut (as adjusted router depth setting) are such that only the top part of the edge is to be shaped (leaving at least a 1/16-in. thick uncut portion at the bottom), the pilot can ride against the uncut portion, which serves to guide it (Fig.
possibly resulting in personal injury. When "Climb-Cutting" is required (e.g., backing around a corner), exercise extreme caution to maintain control of the router. The high speed of the cutter bit during a proper feeding operation (left to right), results in very little kickback under normal conditions.
RATE OF FEED (Figs. 25 and 25a) The proper rate of feed depends on several factors: the hardness and moisture content of the workpiece, the depth of cut, and the cutting diameter of the bit. When cutting shallow grooves in soft woods such as pine, you may use a faster rate of feed.
CHIP SHIELDS (Figs. 26 and 26a) _1, WARNING: Always wear eye protection. The chip shields are not intended as safety guards. To remove the chip shield from the fixed base, press inward on the tabs until the chip shield releases from the base and then remove the chip shield.
DUST COLLECTION WITH VACUUM PORT (Figs. 27 and 27a) Two vacuum ports are included with the router bases. Each adapter is sized to accept Fig. 27 a 1-1/4-in. vac hose adapter, sold separately. ATTACH THE VACUUM PORT ONTO THE FIXED BASE (Fig. 27) To attach the vacuum port onto the fixed base, align the two tabs on the port with the...
Fixed Base Router Fig. 28a When using either the fixed base to attach the router to the router table, the bit depth can be adjusted by turning the Micro-adjustment Dial clockwise or counterclockwise with the wrench supplied. (Fig. 28a and Fig. 28b). The depth of the cut can be read on the scale dial.
All other parts represent an important part of the double-insulation system and should be serviced only by a qualified Craftsman service technician. WARNING: For your safety, always turn off the switch and unplug the router motor from the power source before performing any maintenance or cleaning.
REPLACEMENT OF CARBON BRUSHES (Fig .29) Replacement brush sets are Fig. 29 available through Sears Parts and Repair Centers. Unplug the router motor before inspecting replacing brushes. Replace both carbon brushes when either has less than 1/4-in. length of carbon remaining, or if the spring or wire is damaged...
1/2-in. collet. WARNING: The use of attachments or accessories that are not recommended for this tool might be dangerous and could result in serious injury. Sears and other Craftsman outlets offer a large selection of Craftsman router accessories designed for specific routing applications.
1/8-in. 3/8-in. 1/4-in. straight straight straight straight ;,iJ 5/16-in. 1/2-in. 3/4-in. straight straight straight dovetail 3/8-in. dove tail 1/2-in. dove tail round nose 1/2-in. round nose 1/2-in. 90 d v groove v groove 1/2 x 1-in. 3/8x1/2-in. flush trim flush trim flush trim 1/2-in.
1/2-in. bead and cove bead cove 1/16-in. classiccove&bead classic cove with bead 1/4-in. roman ogee Roman ogee 3/8-in. rabbeting rabbeting 1/4-in. veining veining 1/2-in. core box core box 1/2-in. mortising mortising 1/4-in. panel pilot panel pilot 1-3/8-in. 45 ochamfer chamfer 27683 ManuaLRevised_11-0120 Page 41...
12 Amp Router Model No. 320.27683 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate attached to the motor unit. Always mention the Model Number when ordering parts for this tool. 27683 Manual_Revised_11-0120 Page 42...
12 Amp Router Model No. 320.27683 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate attached to the motor unit. Always mention the Model Number when ordering parts for this tool. 27683 ManuaLRevised_11-0120 Page 43...
12 Amp Router Model No. 320.27683 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate attached to the motor unit. Always mention the Model Number when ordering parts for this tool. 27683 ManuaLRevised_11-0120 Page 44...
12 Amp Router Model No. 320.27683 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate attached to the motor unit. Always mention the Model Number when ordering parts for this tool. 5610220000 Screw 3321133000 Rear Cover 3121518000 Transparent 5610017000 Tapping Screw 4890638000 Speed Adjustor 5620017000...
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