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Craftsman 183.172510 Owner's Manual page 13

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INSTALLING
PRECISION HANDLE
The precision handle is designed for use when precision
control over the tool movement is desired. The
comfortable handle can be used with either the right or left
hand.
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Remove accessory locking knob (1) from the base of
the cutting tool motor housing (see Fig. 10). Slide
precision handle 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 precision handle
mounting bracket must be inserted into the matching
slot in the motor housing.
2.
Re-insert accessory locking knob into the motor
housing and securely tighten.
ADJUSTING FREEHAND SOLE PLATE - Cont'd
NOTE: Optional Circle Cutting
Attachment Sold Separately.
INSTALLING CIRCLE CUTTER
The circle cutter accessory is ideal for precision cutting of
circles. This circle cutter can be attached to either the
freehand sole plate orthe precision handle sole plate. For
purposes of illustration, the circle cutter is shown with the
freehand sole plate.
Fig. 10
ADJUSTING FREEHAND SOLE PLATE
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Install freehand sole plate on the tool as illustrated on
Page 10 of this Owner's Manual
Insert the externally threaded circle cutter mounting
insert (1) into the bottom of the sole plate (2) (see
Fig. 12).
NOTE: Make sure the molded "D" in the mounting
insert is inserted into the matching "D" in the sole
plate.
Place circle cutter mounting hole (3) over the
externally threaded circle cutter mounting insert.
NOTE: Make sure pointed pivot pin (4) is pointing
away from the tool.
Screw the internally threaded circle cutter mounting
disc (5) onto the externally threaded circle cutter
mounting insert and hand tighten.
NOTE: Do not over tighten the circle cutter mounting
plastic parts. Hand tighten only.
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3.
Adjust precision handle sole plate depth, by loosening
the depth gauge knob (5) and sliding the sole plate (6)
in or out as required (see Fig. 11).
NOTE: Set the depth gauge so the cutting bit
protrudes beyond the sole plate 1/8"more than the
thickness of the material being cut. For example, if
you are cutting 3/4"pine, the bit should protrude 7/8"
beyond the sole plate.
Securely tighten depth gauge knob.
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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Adjust the circle cutting radius by loosening pivot point
knob (6), sliding it to the correct circle radius and re-
tightening in the desired location.
NOTE: Check circle cutter radius setting by measuring
from the pivot point to the outside of the cutting bit.
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Fig. 12

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