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Craftsman 315.17500 Owner's Manual

Electronic router double insulated


ISears I
Read Rules for
Safe Operation
and Instructions
Repair Parts
Designed exclusively for and sold only by
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Dept. 698/731A,
Sears Tower, Chicago,
IL 60684
PRfNTEtj (N U. S. A.


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  • Page 1 ISears I OWNERS MANUAL MODEL NO 315.17500 CAUTION: Read Rules for Safe Operation CRAFTSMAN and Instructions Careft_lly ELECTRONIC ROUTER DOUBLE INSULATED SAVE THIS Introduction MANUAL Operation FUTURE REFERENCE ® Maintenance Repair Parts Designed exclusively for and sold only by SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Dept. 698/731A,...
  • Page 2 FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN ELECTRONIC ROUTER If this Craftsman Electronic Router fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES and Sears will repair it, free of charge.
  • Page 3 RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (Continued) 6. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors should be kept safe distance from work area. Do not let visitors contact tool or extension cord. 7. STORE IDLE TOOLS. When not In use, tools should be stored in dry, high or locked-up place -- out of reach of children.
  • Page 4: Operation

    -- - , .u+ i1+1 nuL,-u SAFE OPERATION (C0ntinu_l) DO,NO, T USE TOOL UNDER ':BROWN:.0_T?_ORi_OTH_OW_vQLTAGE CON: ul/Iu.P_. _lSO, oo not use wsth deviC_!t'_÷('-_,l;_!_:i_-i_01wer supply voltage to change. " ..... " SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS..,., ,,, ,.. _: _..The operation of any Router can result In forelg'n::Ob[eots being thrown rote the.eyes, which can result Ih _eve_e:_;e:_ja_ge!:Alway$...
  • Page 5 OPERATION KNOW YOUR ELECTRONIC ROUTER Before attempting to usa your router, familiarize yourself with operating features, electronic features, safety requirements. Figure /.WARNING: DO NOT ALLOW FAMILIARITY WITH YOUR ROUTER MAKE CARELESS. REMEMBER THAT A CARELESS FRACTION OF A SECOND IS SUFFICIENT TO INFLICT SEVERE IN.
  • Page 6 OPERATION INSTALLING/REMOVING CUTIERS Disconnect router from power supply. 1. A spindle lock is located on the top of motor housing. See Figure 5. To activate lock, push COLLET spindle lock back and slide into lock position. NEVER ATTEMPT TO ACTIVATE SPINDLE LOCK WHILE ROUTER MOTOR...
  • Page 7 DOES NOT COME ON. which cut at higher speeds than steel cutters, Your Craftsman Electronic Router is an extremely should be used when cutting very hard materials. high-speed tool (up to 25,000 rpm no-load speed), See Helpful Hints, page 11.
  • Page 8 OPERATION PROPER FEEDING DIRECTION OF FEED AND THRUST The router motor and bit revolve in a clockwise dirac- The right feed is neither too fast nor too slow. It is tion. This gives the tool a slight tendency to twist the rate at which the bit is being advanced firmly and surely to produce uniform chips -- without hogging (in your hands) in a counterclockwise...
  • Page 9 OPERATION Whenever you are shaping an edge, the feed should always be clockwise when working on an outside (convex) edge; should counterclockwise when working on an inside (concave) edge. See Fig. 11. The reason for this is that, when traveling the tool as instructed, the bit will have a "chopping action"...
  • Page 10: Routing Withguidebushings

    ROUTING WITHGUIDEBUSHINGS Whenusing TemplateGuideBushingsCat.No. 9-25079 with your ElectronicRouteryou mustvisuallycenter the bit with the bushing before beginning your cut. The Router subbase may be adjusted by loosening the screws holding the subbese to the Router. Be sure clamping wing nut Is securely tightened before centering bit In bushing.
  • Page 11 TYPICAL OPERATIONS HELPFUL HINTS - MAKING CUTTER SIZE SELECTIONS AS you can see listed in the accessories, a wide 5/16" DEPTH OF CUT variety of cutters is available. Therefore, there is a AND AVERAGE DIA. variety of sizes, grooves, curves and angles involved. This often creates...
  • Page 12: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL REPLACEMENT PARTS PROPER CARE OF CUTTERS Get faster more accurate cutting results by keeping cutters clean and sharp. Remove all accumulated pitch and gum from cutters after each use. When sharpening cutter, sharpen only the Inside of the cutting edge.
  • Page 13: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING SOLUTION PROBLEM 1. (a)Maka sure your router is properly plugged 1, Router will not start -- indicator lights do not flash. Into power supply. (b) Make sure spindle lock is in unlocked position. The switch of your router is not In the 2.
  • Page 14 ..CRAFTSMAN ROUTER -- MODEL NUMBER 315.17500 .._----25 O=_= 14...
  • Page 15: Parts List

    CRAFTSMAN ROUTER MODEL NUMBER 315.17500 The Model Number will be found on a plate attached to the End Cap. Always mention the Model Number' in all correspondence regarding your ROUTER or when ordering repair pads. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING...
  • Page 16 CRRFTSMRN" l Sears LECTRONIC OWNERS ROUTER MANUAL DOUBLE INSULATED SERVICE Now that you have purchased your Router, should 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 perti- nent facts when...

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