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Craftsman 315.275061 Owner's Manual

Industrial electronic plunge router double insulated


Read Rules for
Safe Operation
and All Instruc-
tions Carefully
Industrial Electronic
Plunge Router
Double Insulated
Thank You for Buying
Craftsman Tools
Repair Parts
Sold only by
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Printed In U.S.A.


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  • Page 1 All Instruc- Plunge Router tions Carefully Double Insulated Warranty Introduction Unpacking Features Adjustments Operation Thank You for Buying ® Craftsman Tools Maintenance Repair Parts Sold only by SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 972000-092 Printed In U.S.A. 3-95...
  • Page 2: Rules For Safe Operation

    FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONIC PLUNGE ROUTER If this Craftsman Industrial Electronic Plunge Router fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, Sears will repair it free of charge.
  • Page 3 Do not operate tool while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any medication. When servicing use only identicat Craftsman replacement parts. POLARIZED PLUGS. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this tool has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other).
  • Page 4 UNPACKING Your new plunge router comes fully assembled. After removing it from the box, inspect it carefully to make sure that it is not damaged and that no parts are missing. See Figure 1. The following accessories should also be included in the box: 1_ Combination Wrench (3/8"- 7/8") Roller(Contour) Guide 1/4"Adapter...
  • Page 5 FEATURES KNOW YOUR ELECTRONIC ROUTER Before attempting to use your router, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety requirements. See Figures 1 and2. FRONT VIEW OF ROUTER DEPTH CONTROL KNOB SPINDLE LOCK INDICATOR LIGHT POSILOCK SPINDLE LOCK LOCK HANDLE SWITCH HANDLE PLUNGE...
  • Page 6: Electrical Connection

  • Page 7 ADJUSTMENTS INSTALLING/REMOVING cUTrERS SPINDLE LOCK See Figures 3, 4. and 5. INDICATOR LIGHT POSILOCK UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER. SPINDLE LOCK TO LOCK Place the posileck spindle lock into lock posttion. See Figure 3. NOTE: If spindle does not lock, turn caller nut with wrench, applying pressure at the same time to the spindle lock with your thumb or finger.
  • Page 8: Depth Of Cut Adjustments

    ADJUSTMENTS DEPTH OF CUT ADJUSTMENTS See Figures 6, 7 and 8. When routing a groove that is too deep to safely cut in one PLUNGE pass, it is best to make the cut in several passes. RELEASE recommend that cuts be made at a depth not exceeding 1/8" ACTUATOR and that several passes be made to reach deeper cuts.
  • Page 9 ADJUSTMENTS DEPTH CONTROL KNOB DEPTH See Figure 9. CONTROL KNOB Fine adjustments can be made to the depth of cut by use of the depth control knob. Another primary use of the depth control knob is setting depth of cut when router is mounted upside down on a router table.
  • Page 10 ADJUSTMENTS DEPTH STOP SYSTEM (Continued) 5. Raise cutter by depressing plunge release actuator. ._._ SCALE 6. Place router on fiat surface, and _ower router unti_ tip of cutter barely touches flat surface. 7. Squeeze plunge lock actuator to lock cutter at "zero" depth of cut.
  • Page 11: Operation

    OPERATION "LOCK-ON" BUTTON See Figure 13. The "on-off" trigger of your router is equipped with a "lock- SWITCH HANDLE on" feature which is convenient when operating for ex- tended periods of time. The "lock-on" button is located in the upper portion of the "on-off" trigger. It works similar to a rocker switch.
  • Page 12 See Figure 15. "Too-slow feeding" can also cause your router to take off in a Your Craftsman router isan extremely high-speed tool(25,000 wrong direction from the intended line of cut. Always grasp RPM no-load speed), and will make clean, smooth cuts if...
  • Page 13 OPERATION DEPTH OF CUT As previously mentioned, the depth of cut is important be- cause it affects the rate of feed which, in turn, affects the quality of a cut (and, also, the possibilityof damage to your router motor and bit). A deep cut requires a slower feed than a shallow one, and a too deep cut willcause you toslow the DEPTH feed so much that the bit is no longer cutting, it is scraping,...
  • Page 14: Edging With Pilot Bits

    OPERATION EDGE ROUTING Place router on workplace, making sure the router bit does ROUTER not contact workpieea. Turn router on and let motor build to its full speed. Begin your cut, gradually feeding cutter into workpiece. _LOT Upon completion of cut, turn motor off and let it come to a TOP EDGE SHAPING complete stop before removing router from work surface.
  • Page 15 OPERATION ROUTING GROOVES See Figure 22. DIRECTION When routingacross the face of boards, set router at desired OF CUT I_ depth of cut, place the edge ofrouter base against workpiece, and turn on your router. Slowly feed the cutter into the workpiece along desired cutline.
  • Page 16 OPERATION ROUTING WITH A ROLLER GUIDE See Figures 26 and 27. A roller guide has been supplied with your router, It is useful /I //fff _ _:l_J! KNOB for routing uneven edges and trimming laminates, The roller guide attaches to the guide holder as shown in figure 26, It can be adjusted in and out as well as up and down.
  • Page 17 OPERATION ROUTING WITH GUIDE BUSHINGS (Cont'd) Secure template to the workpiece. Set router to desired ROUTER BASE depth of cut and turn it on. Place router base on the template with the collar of the guide bushing against the edge of the template.
  • Page 18: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE GENERAL Only the parts shown on parts list, page 23, are intended to When electric tools are used on fiberglass boats, sports be repaired or replaced by the customer. All other parts cars, wallboard, spackling compounds, or plaster, it has represent an important part of the double insulation system been found that they are subject to accelerated wear and and should be serviced only by a qualified Sears service...
  • Page 19 MAINTENANCE PLUNGE LOCK ACTUATOR ADJUSTMENTS COMPRESSION See Figure 32. The plunge lock actuator has been properly set at the factory and no initial adjustments should be required. However, after extended use slight readjustment may be required. If this situation occurs, make adjustments as follows: RELEASE 1.
  • Page 20 MAINTENANCE DEPTH CONTROL KNOB ADJUSTMENTS See Figure 34. The depth control knob is spring loaded against hex nut to prevent router motor from accidently separating from muter base. If depth control knob is turned too far up depth adjust- ment rod, the spring will cause depth control knob to pop off before hex nut.
  • Page 21: Helpful Hints

    5/16-18 UNC-2A flat head screws that are 1-1/8" or 1-1/4" long if mounting router to a router table. NOTE: Router subbase must be removed in order to gain access to the 5/16-18 UNC tapped holes. The use of Craftsman routers...
  • Page 22 CRAFTSMAN ROUTER - MODEL NUMBER 315.275061 SEE NOTE"A" _---43 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...
  • Page 23: Parts List

    CRAFTSMAN ROUTER - MODEL NUMBER 315.275061 ROUTER or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK PAGE PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS he model number witl be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in alt correspondence...
  • Page 24 _A/k&g Industrial Electronic OWNER'S Plunge Router MANUAL Double Insulated SERVICE Now that you have purchased your router, should a need ever exist for repair parts or service, simply contact any Sears Service Center and most Sears, Roebuck and Co. stores. Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit.

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