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Craftsman 183.172510 Owner's Manual page 10

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CHANGING COLLET INSERT
INSTALLING FREEHAND SOLE PLATE - cont'd
The cutting bits for this tool are locked into place with a
collet nut (1) and collet (see Fig. 3). The tool is
assembled at the factory with a 1/8"collet (2) which is used
to hold the cutting bit. An additional ¼" collet (3) is
supplied for holding SMALL router bits with a ¼" shank.
2
3
Fig. 3
.
,
Remove accessory locking knob (_i) from the base of
the cutting tool motor housing (see Fig. 4). Slide
freehand sole plate mounting bracket (2) onto the
bottom of motor housing (3) until the mounting hole
(4) lines up with the hole in the motor housing.
NOTE: The tab on the side of the sole plate mounting
band must be inserted into the matching slot in the
motor housing.
Re-insert accessory locking knob into the motor
housing and securely tighten.
To change from one collet size to the other:
1.
Remove bit from the tool.
2.
Continue turning the toilet nut counter clockwise until
it can be removed from the motor shaft (4).
.
Pull the collet out of the motor shaft and replace it with
the other one.
NOTE: Each collet is the same on both ends, so either
end can be inserted into the motor shaft.
4.
Re-install the collet nut and slightly tighten it by hand.
Fig. 4
ADJUSTING FREEHAND SOLE PLATE
5.
Install the new bit as outlined in INSTALLING
CUTTING BITS on Page 9.
NOTE: Tightening the collet nut without a bit in the collet
will cause the collet hole to become smaller and make
installing bits difficult.
When storing the tool with no bit
installed, leave collet nut loose.
.
Adjust freehand sole plate depth by loosening the
depth gauge knob (5) and sliding the sole plate (6) in
or out as required (see Fig. 5).
NOTE: Set the depth gauge so the cutting bit
protrudes beyond the sole plate lie" more than the
thickness of the material being cut. For example, if
you are cutting 518" drywall, the bit should protrude %"
beyond the sole plate.
2.
Securely tighten depth gauge knob.
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INSTALLING FREEHAND SOLE PLATE
The freehand sole plate is designed for basic freehand
cutting with the cutting bit. It is ideally suited for cutting
electrical outlet holes in drywall
[A WARNING I
Do NOT use the freehand sole plate with router bits.
Limited control with this accessory could cause you
to loose control and increase the chance of serious
injuy,
3,
Before starting to cut you should re-check bit depth,
make sure sole plate is at right angles to the bit and
securely tightened. Re-check the collet to make sure
the bit is securely fastened.
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Fig. 5

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