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MODEL NO. 315.175040
, EAR
OWNER'S
MANUAL
MODEL NOS.
315.175040
315.175050
315.175060
CAUTION:
Read and follow
ALL safety rules
and instructions
. before operating
th_ °equipment.
MODELNO.315.175060
MODELNO.315.175050
CRAFTSMI:iN"
Router
Thank You for Buying A
Craftsman Router
DoUble Insulated
Warranty
Rules For Safe Operation
Table Of Contents
Introduction
Unpacking
Features
Operation
Maintenance
(_
Acce.ssories
Repair Parts
972000-248
5-98
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Hoffman Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A.

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  • Page 1

    . before operating CRAFTSMI:iN" th_ °equipment. Router DoUble Insulated Features Warranty Thank You for Buying A Rules For Safe Operation Operation Craftsman Router Table Of Contents Introduction Maintenance Acce.ssories Unpacking Repair Parts SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.

  • Page 2: Warranty

    TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will repair it, free of charge. If this Craftsman Router is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.

  • Page 3

    WARNING: WARNING: The double insulatedsystem is intendedto protectthe Do not attempt to operate this tool until you have user from shock resultingfrom a break in the tool's read thoroughly and understand completely internalwiring. Observeall normal safety precautions instructions, safety rules, etc. contained in this relatedto avoidingelectricalshock.

  • Page 4

    WHEN SERVICING ONLY IDENTICAL KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM cu'n'ING AREA. CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS. Keep hands away from cutters. Do not reach POLARIZED PLUGS. To reduce the risk of undemeath work while cutter is rotating. Do not •...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Warranty ......,.., ....Proper Feeding ........Speed Selections (Model Nos. Rules For Safe Operation ... ,.,.,.2-4 Table •Of Contents ......... 315.175050 and 315.175060 Only) ..14 Rate Of Feed ........Introduction and Product Force Feeding ........Specifications ........Too Slow Feeding .... _ ....Unpacking ..........

  • Page 6: Rules For Safe Operation, Specifications

    Congratulations thank you for buying this CAUTION: Craft=man router. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to provide you with Sears high standard of dependability, ease of operation, and operator safety. Carefully read through this entire owner's manual before Properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble- using your new router.

  • Page 7: Features, Switch, Lock-on Button, Chip Shield, Wrench Storage Area, To Install Dust Bag

    Your muter has been shipped completely assembled and WARNING: ready for use. Inspect it car fully to make sure no breakage or damage has occurred during shipping. If any parts are damaged or missing, contact your nearest Sears Retail If any parts are missing, do not operate your router until Store to obtain replacement parts before attempting to the missing parts are replaced.

  • Page 8: Model No. 315.175040

    KNowYouR RoU_FER WARNING: Before attempting to use your router, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety requirements. See Figure 1. Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side WARNING: shields when operating your router. Failure to do so could result in dust, shavings, loose particles or foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, causing possible serious Do not allow familiarity with your router to make you...

  • Page 9: Model No. 315.175050, Model No. 315.175060

    • UPSIDE DOWN VIEW OF ROUTER WRENCH DEPTH INDICATOR WRENCH POINT STORAGE RING AREA SPINDLE POWER HANDLE SWITCH HANDLE LOCK_N BUTTON LOCKING KNOB VARIABLESPEED CONTROLSELECTOR DEPTH ADJUSTING. RING DEPTH INDICATOR RING INDICATOR SUBBASE POINTMODEL NO. 315.175050 CHIPSHIELD Fig. lb UPSIDE DOWN VIEW OF ROUTER WRENCH DEPTH WRENCH...

  • Page 10: Installing/removing Cutters

    WARNING:• SPINDLE Your router should never be connected to power supply LOCK _ when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, install ng or removing cul installing or removing cutters, or when not in use. when you are assembling XI _ _ _,___L__ °.o n c n0,ou rou.r...

  • Page 11: Depth Of Cut Adjustments

    DEPTH OF CUT ADJUSTMENTS See Figures 4, 5, _nd 6. We recommend that cuts be made at a depth not exceeding 118 in. and that several passes be made to reach depths of cut greater than 118 in. [u uoo ou ! Failure to unplug your router could result in accidental starting causing serious injury.

  • Page 12: Practice Before Actual Use, Modelno

    DEPTH ADJUSTMENTS WHEN ROUTER IS MOUNTED TO A ROUTER TABLE See Figure 7. The depth of cut is readable from both sides of the depth indicator ring. The bottom ring is convenient when using your router mounted upside down to a router table. The indicator point on the base can also be used when using your router mounted to a router table.

  • Page 13: Operation, Routing, Freehand Routing

    ROUTING ..See Figure 9. ---- For ease of operation and maintaining proper control, your router has two handles, one on each side of the router base. When using your router hold it firmly with both hands as shown in figure 9. Tum router on and let motor build to its full speed, then gradually feed cutter into workpiece.

  • Page 14: Proper Feeding, Rate Of Feed, Force Feeding, Too Slow Feeding

    ='l'oo-slow feeding" can also cause your router to take off in a wrong direction from the intended line of cut. Always Your Craftsman Router is an extremely high-speed tool, and grasp and hold your router firmly with both hands when will make clean, smooth cuts if allowed to run freely without rouUng.

  • Page 15: Depth Of Cut, Direction Of Feed And Thrust, Routing

    DEPTH OF CUT As previously mentioned, the depth of cut is important because it affects the rate of feed which, in turn, affects the quality of a cut (and, also, the possibility of damage to your router motor and bit). A deep cut requires a slower feed than a shallow one, and a too deep cut will cause you to slow the feed so much that the bit is no longer cutting, it is scraping, instead.

  • Page 16: Starting And Ending A Cut Internal Routing, Edging With Pilot Bits, Edge Routing

    STARTING AND ENDING A CUT INTERNALROUTING ROUTER Tilt router and place on workpiece, letting edge of subbase contact workpiece first. Be careful not to let router bit contact workpiece. Turn router on and let motor buildto itsfullspeed. Gradually feed cutter into workpiece until subbase is level , "----_.

  • Page 17: Routing With Guide Bushings, Router Tables, Modelno

    WITH GUIDE BUSHINGS When using the Template Guide Bushings Item No. 9-25082 The use of Craftsman routers on router tables offered by with your router, you must visually center the bit with the other manufacturers has not been investigated for compli- ance with applicable safety standards.

  • Page 18

    SWITCH REPJ.ACEMENT (CONTINUED) (MODEL NOS. 315.175050 AND 315.175060) See Figures 18 and 19. UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER. WARNING: | Failure to unplug your router could result in accidental L start.ingcausing serious injury. Remove screws (A) and handle cover (B). See Figure Note the location of the molded bend relief (C) on the power handle cord.

  • Page 19: Light Bulb Replacement, Proper Care Of Cutters, Proper Care Of Collet, Lubrication, Helpful Hints

    LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT See Figure 20. "" • UNPLUGYOUR ROUTER. WARNING: Failure to unplug your router could result in accidental starting causing serious injury. • Remove cutter from router. • Adjust router to maximum height. Remove screws (A) and subbase (B). See Figure 20. •...

  • Page 20: General, Extension Cords

    WARNING: WARNING: When servicing use only identical Craftsman replacement Always wear safety goggles, or safety glasses with side parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or shields during power tool operation or when blowing dust. cause product damage.

  • Page 21: Accessories

    THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT SEARS RETAIL STORES. Dovetail Template Rout - A - Form Pantograph Box Joint Template Sharpening Kit Full View Router Base Butt Hinge Template Multi-Purpose Router Guide ]!]] II IIII III]111111 I IIII IIIInnl'll I I COVE BEAD ARBOR...

  • Page 22

    SEE NOTE "A" 3-----e 23 22 13 14" -1s 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 nearest Sears Repair Center.

  • Page 23

    CRAFTSMAN ROUTER- MODEL NUMBER 315.175040 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your ROUTER or when ordedng repair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS...

  • Page 24: Parts List & View

    ..CRAFTSMAN ROUTER - MODEL NUMBER 315,175050 SEE NOTE "A" 26 25 NOTE: "A" - The assembly shown _presents an important part of the Double Insulated System. To avoid the __-. possiblllty of alteration or damage to the System, service should be performed by your nearest Sears Repslr Center.

  • Page 25

    • CRAFTSMAN ROUTER - MODEL NUMBER 315.175050 in all correspondence regarding your ROUTER or when ordering repair parts. .-Themodelnumberwillbefoundonaplateattachedtothemotorhousing. Always mention the model number SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS PARTS LIST Part Number Description Quan. 973742-001 Data Plate .....................

  • Page 26

    ..CRAFTSMAN ROUTER - MODEL NUMBER 315.175060, - " " eassembi shownre resentsanimportantpartoftheDoublelnsulatedSystem- Toavoidthepossibilityofalterationordamagetothesystem, NOTE: A -Th ... ,- ,---,-- r'_nta_ your nearest Sears Retail Store for Service Center information. service should be penormea Dy your nearesz _>ears rtepau ,.,u,n_, ..

  • Page 27

    CRAFTSMAN ROUTER - MODEL NUMBER 315.175060 [ The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always menUon the model number il_ all correspondence regarding your ]ROUTER or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS...

  • Page 28

    Forthe repair or replacementpartsyou need delivereddirectlyto yourhome Call7 am - 7 pro,7 daysa week 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278) Forrepairservice Call 24 hours a day,7 daysa week P, EPAIR S ERVICES 1-800-4-REPAIR (1-800-473-7247) Forthelocation of a Sears PartsandRepair Center inyourarea SEARS Call24 hours a day,7 days a week 1-800-488-1222 ,,,,..'-'- ImBB...

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  • ken Jun 19, 2015 01:38:
    the manual is excellent but there are 3 small inner holes on the sub base that appear to mount something. I cannot find out what these 3 small holes towards the center of the sub base is for. Can you explain