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.
See Figures 3 and 4.
Unplug your router.
Failure to unplug your router
could result in accidental starting causing
Place the spindle lock into lock position.
See Figure 3.
Note: If spindle does not lock, turn collet nut with
wrench, applying pressure at the same time to the
spindle lock with your thumb or finger. When lock
mechanism engages with notch in spindle, spindle
lock will slide into lock position.
To prevent damage to the spindle or
spindle lock, do not attempt to engage spindle
lock while motor is running. Always allow motor
to come to a complete stop and unplug it before
engaging spindle lock.
Place muter upside down on workbench in order to
gain easy access to collet nut.
Place the wrench provided through back of router
base onto collet nut and turn counterclockwise to
loosen. See Figure 4.
If you are changing a cutter
ummediately after use, be careful not to touch
cutter or collet with your hands or fingers. They
will get bumed because of the heat buildup from
cutting. Always use the wrench provided.
If installing cutter for the first time, it can be
installed once collet nut is loose. If changing
cutters, cutter will easily slip from collet after
loosening collet nut.
The collet is machined to precision tolerances to fit
cutters with 1/4 in. diameter shanks.
Insert shank of cutter into collet until shank bottoms
out, then pull it out 1/16 in. to allow for expansion
when the bit gets hot.
Tighten the collet nut securely by turning clockwise
with the wrench provided. See Figure 4.
If collet nut is not tightened
securely, cutter may come out during use,
causing serious personal injury.
ii Place spindle lock back in unlock position.
Otherwise, interlocking mechanism of spindle lock
will not let you tum your router on.
Do not use cutters with undersized
shanks. Undersized shanks will not tighten
properly and could be thrown from tool causing
Do not use cutters that are larger in
diameter than the opening in router base
(maximum 2-3/8 in,). Use of such cutters will
come in contact with the router base and damage
both the cutter and router base. This situation
could also cause possible loss of control or create
other hazardous conditions that could cause
possible serious personal injury.