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CRAFTSMAN 315.175170 Operator's Manual

Plunge router double insulated.
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Model No.
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operator's manual before using this product.
Help Line: 1-B00-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
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    Customer Help Line: 1-B00-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: Save this manual for future reference 983000-497...

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    NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SEARS PARTS & REPAIR CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will repair it, free of charge. If this Craftsman too( is used for commemla] or rental purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.

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    • Avoid occidental starting, Be sure switch Is off before =m, WARNING: Read and understand all instructions. plugging in. Carryingtools w(th yourfinger on the switch Failure to follow all instructionslisted below, may or ptuggingin toolsthat have the switchon invites result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal acckients.

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    SERVICE • When servicing a tool, use only Identical replacement parts. Fottow instructions(n the • Tool service must be performed only by qualified Maintenance section of this manual. Use of repair personnel, Service or maintenance performed unauthodzed parts or failure to follow Maintenance by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.

  • Page 5: Symbols

    Some ofthefollowing s ymbols m ay beused onthistool Please s tudy them andlearn their m eaning. Proper i nterpreta- tionofthese symbols w illallow youto operate t hetoolbetter a nd safer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power Minutes...

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    following signal words and meanings are Intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product. SYMBOL SIGNAL MEANING Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, If not avoided, will DANGER: result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could WARNING: result in death or serious injury.

  • Page 7: Electrical

    DOUBLEINSULATION EXTENSION CORDS Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power When using a power tool at e considerable distance from tools, which eliminates the need for the usual three-wire a power source, be sure to use an extensioncord that has grounded power cord.

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    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Plunge Depth ............0-2 in. No Load Speed ........t5,000-25,000(min. Ge])et............1/4 in. and 1/2 in. Input ......120 '4, 60 Hz, AC only, 10.0 Amps Adaptor..............114 In. Net Weight ............... 8.5 Ibs. FRONT VIEWOFROUTER VARf, A6LE SPEED DIAL SPEED SELECTION 81GHT WINDOW...

  • Page 9: Features

    KNOWYOURPLUNGE ROUTER ERGONOMIC DESIGN gee Figures f - 2. The design of this tool provides easy handlingwhen The safe use of this product requ#as an understanding of operating in different positionsand at differentangles. the Information on the tool and in this operator's manual PLUNGE LOCK LEVER as well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting, _runge...

  • Page 10: Assembly

    UNPACKING INSTALLING DIGITAL DEPTH READOUT BATTERY See Figures 3. This product has been shipped comprately assembled. = Unplug the router. • Carefully remove the tool and any accessoriesfrom the box. Make sure that all items listed in the packing list •...

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    • Depress spindle lock. _" WARNING: Do not allOWfamiliaritywith tools NOTE: When using the spindle lock button for any to make you careless. Remember that a careless application, make sure the button goes aHthe way in. fraction of a second is sufficient to inflictserious If the button is depressed and does not go all the way inlury.

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    COLLET TO ADJUST DEPTH OF CUT See Figures 6 - 8. • Unplug the muter. •Ra]se cutter by un]ockingplunge lock lever. COLLET • Adjust hex nuts on threaded post until cutteris inside router subbase. . COLLET • Piece router on a fiat surface, •...

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    PLUNGE DEPTH KNOB DEPTHSTOP See Figures 9.10. LOCKKNOB The weight of the router plus the awkward position It is in when mounted to a router table make {tve_ difficultto set depth of cut simply by turning t_e hex nut with a 15116 in. wrench.

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    TO ADJUST DEPTH OF CUT USING PLUNGE TO INSTALL PLUNGE DEPTH KNOB DEPTH KNOB • Unplug the router. • Unplug the router. • Remove upper hex nut from plunge depth shaft. • Rotate depth stop lock knob counterclockwiseto NOTE: This is the only time you should remove the unlock depth stop knob.

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    VARIABLE SPEED DIAL See Ftgure 1!. SPEEDSELECTION CHART The router has e variable speed dial designed to allow operator control of speed and torque IIraits, You can make speed selections best suited to the type of cut, the CUTrER SIZE material being cut, and the size of cutter being used.

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    TURNING THE ROUTER ON/OFF USING DUST CONTROL ADAPTOR See Figure13. See F_jure !2. The dust control adaptor is used wlth the dust chute and e To turn router ON, push switch to the ON (I) position.To vacuum hose for dust-free routing. turn router OFF, push switch to the OFF (O) posft_on.

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    EDGE ROUTING WARNING: C utter continues to rotate after the • Place the muter on the edge of the workpiece without router has been turned off. To avoid in{ury, w ait until the cutter contacting the workpiece. the cutter has come to a complete stop before re- moving router from the workplace.

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    INTERNAL ROUTING EDGING WITH PILOT CUTTERS See F/gum 17. • Tilt router and place on workpFecawithout the cutter The arbor-type cutters with pilots ere excaJient for quick, contacting the workplace. easy, edge shaping of any wo_plase edge that Is either •...

  • Page 19: Operation

    DIRECTION OF FEED AND THRUST When routinga groove, your travel should be in a direc- See Ftgures 18- !9. tion that places the guide you are using at the right-hand side. When the guide is pos'_'+oned as shown in the "guide The muter motor and cutter revolvein a clockwise direc- inside"...

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    PROPER RATE OF FEED FEEDING TOO FAST See Figure 20. Professionalrouting depends upon careful setup and proper rate of feed which is learned through prectica and Clean, smooth routing and edge shaping can be done use. The proper rate of feed Is dependent upon: only when the cutter Is revolving at e relatively high speed and is taking very sm_.((bites to produce tiny, cleanly •...

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    FEEDING TOOSLOWLY DEPTH OF CUT See Figure 21. ,SeeFigure#22- 23. It is possible to spoil a cut by moving the router forward Depth of cut is importantbecause it affects the rate of too slowly. When you advance the router Into the work too feed that, In turn, affects the quality of the out and the slowly, the revolving cutter does not dig into new wood possibilityof damage to the tool's motor and cutter.

  • Page 22: Maintenance

    WARNING: When servicing, use only identical Get faster and more accurate cutting results by keeping Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other parts cutters clean and sharp. Remove all ancumulated pitch and may create a hazard or cause product damage.

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    PLUNGE BRUSH BRUSH LOCK LEVER ASSEMBLY BRUSH ASSEMBLY BRUSH SCREW Fig. 26 Fig. 24 PLUNGE LOCK LEVER See Figure_ 25 - 27. After extended use, the plunge lock may wear. )S = this happens, you can easily adjust the lever. To ad)ust plunge lock lever:.

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    ..CRAFTSMAN PLUNGE ROUTER MODEL NO. _,15.175"_70 SEENOTE mlllll NOTE: The assemb/y shown represents an important part of the dccabbinsulated system. To avoid the poss_i/1ty of sftaratfonor damage to the system, service should be pe,'formad by your n_,_restSears raper center. Contact your nearest Sears ret_]l store for service center information.

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    CRAFTSMAN PLUNGE ROUTER MODEL NO. 315.175170 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the modeT number in all correspondence regarding your ROUTER or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING...

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