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Craftsman 315.175070 Owner's Manual

Electronic plunge rouer double insulated


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Double Insulated
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Instructions before first use of
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Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
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• Safety
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• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List


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  • Page 1 Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of • Operation this product. • Maintenance • Parts List Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 ® Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: 972000-418 8-00...
  • Page 2 ON CRAFTSMAN PLUNGE ROUTER If this CRAFTSMAN Plunge Router fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchas e, RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SEARS SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will repair it, free of charge.
  • Page 3 The purposeof safetysymbolsis to attractyourattentionto possibledangers.Thesafetysymbols,and the explanationswiththem,deserveyour carefulattentionandunderstanding. T hesafetywarningsdo not by themselveseliminateanydanger.Theinstructionsor warningsthey give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures. SYMBOL MEANING & SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL: Indicates caution or warning. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs. &...
  • Page 4 100 feet is not recommended. If in in any way. doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL the gage number, the heavier the cord. CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS. OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS. When WHEN USING THIS ROUTER WITH A tool is used outdoors, use only extension cords suitable for use outdoors.
  • Page 5 AWARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: • lead from lead-based paints, • crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and •...
  • Page 6 KNOW YOUR PLUNGE ROUTER As the name implies your router can be used for making See Figures I and 2. plunge cuts in workpieces, routing grooves, edge routing, routing circles, and freehand routing. When used with Before attempting to use any tool, familiarize yourself recommended accessories, such as a router table, edge with all operating features and safety requirements.
  • Page 7 HEAVY DUTY MOTOR LOCK-ON FEATURE Your muter has a powerful 9 amp motor with sufficient Your muter is equipped with a "lock-on = feature that is power to handle tough muting jobs. It delivers 1-3/4 convenient when continuous operation for extended horsepower for heavy duty performance.
  • Page 8 ACCU-STOP MICRO-ADJUSTABLE flexibility of adjusting the motor speed to required job DEPTH STOP SYSTEM conditions. An electronic speed control module senses the load applied to the motor, and increases The Accu-Stop Micro-Adjustable depth stop located or decreases motor voltage to compensate for and on the base of your router provides precise stops for maintain desired RPM.
  • Page 9 COLLETNUT WARNING: Your router should never be connected to power supply when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or removing cutters, cleaning, or when not in use. Disconnecting router will prevent accidental starting that could cause serious personal injury. INSTALLING/REMOVING CUTTERS See Figures 3 and 4.
  • Page 10 DEPTHOF CUT ADJUSTMENTS • Adjust cutter until it is inside router subbase. See Figures 5 and 6. See Figures 5, 6 and 7. When routing a groove that is too deep to safely cut in one pass, it is best to make the cut in several passes. We recommend that cuts be made at a depth not exceeding 1/8 in.
  • Page 11 • Rotate depth stop to desired position, loosen lock When installed properly, the optional depth control knob and adjust stop bar until it touches depth stop. knob is spring loaded against hex nut. If you adjust it up too far, it will pop off threaded rod. Refer to •...
  • Page 13 PRACTICE BEFORE ACTUAL VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL SELECTOR See Figure 1I. See Figure 11. We suggest that you practice with the variable speed r--- CUTTER SIZE feature of your router before installing a cutter and MATERIAL making cuts in wood. Check the following before SOFT connecting your router to power supply: MEDIUM...
  • Page 14 ROUTING WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or See Figure 13, safety glasses with side shields when using your router. Failure to do so could result in dust, shavings, chips, loose particles, or foreign objects being thrown in your eyes resulting in possible serious injury.
  • Page 15 FORCE FEEDING RATE OF FEED Clean, smooth routing and edge shaping can be done IMPORTANT: The whole "secret" of professional only when the bit is revolving at a relatively high routing and edge shaping lies in making a careful speed and is taking very small bites to produce tiny, set-up for the cut to be made and in selecting the cleanly severed chips.
  • Page 16 TOO SLOWFEEDING To make deeper cuts it is therefore necessary to make as many successive passes as required, It is alsopossible tospoila cutby moving the router lowering the bit 118 inch for each new pass. In order to forward too slowly. When it is advanced into the work save time, do all the cutting necessary at one depth too slowly, a revolving bit does not dig into new wood setting, before lowering the bit for the next pass.
  • Page 17 ROUTING EDGE ROU_NG Whenever you are routing a groove, your travel Place router on workpiece, making sure the router bit should be in a direction that places whatever guide does not contact workpiece. Turn router on and let motor build to its full speed. Begin your cut, gradually you are using at the right-hand side.
  • Page 18 Arbor-type bitswithpilotsareexcellent f orquick, ROUTING GROOVES easy,edgeshaping. T heywill follow workpiece edges See Figure 21. that are either straight or curved. The pilot prevents the bit from making too deep a cut; and holding the pilot firmly in contact with the workpiece edge throughout prevents the cut from becoming too shallow.
  • Page 19 Freehand routing is an excellent example of how to use the plunge routing feature of your router: The use of Craftsman routers in router tables offered • Choose the appropriate cutter, set desired depth of by other manufacturers has not been investigated for cut, carefully check set-up, and secure workpiece.
  • Page 20 GENERAL WARNING: When servicing, use only identical Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other Only the parts shown on parts list, page 23, are part may create a hazard or cause product intended to be repaired or replaced by the customer.
  • Page 21 OPTIONALDEPTHCONTROLKNOB •Tum remaining hex nut countemlockwise until 1/4 ADJUSTMENTS in. of threads are remaining at the top of depth adjustment rod. See Figure 24. • Place compression spring on top of hex nut as shown in figure 24. OPTIONAL • Place optional depth control knob on top of DEPTH compression spring and align tabs on depth control...
  • Page 23 CRAFTSMAN ELECTRONIC PLUNGE ROUTER - MODEL NO. 315.175070 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your PLUNGE ROUTER or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS...
  • Page 24 For repair of major brand appliances in your own home... no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 1-800-4-MY-HOME Anytime, clayor 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

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