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Craftsman 183.172510 Owner's Manual page 14

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CIRCLE CUTTER OPERATION
IA WARNING I
Unplug the tool from the power source before
changing accessories, changing bits and making
adjustments.
Before turning the tool ON, check to make sure bit
and all accessory fasteners are securely tightened.
1.
Mark the center of the circle you wish to cut on the
workpiece and drill a 6 mm or 1Sly" pilot hole,
2.
Adjust cutting bit depth to 1/8" longer that the thickness
of the material being cut.
,
Adjust the circle cutting radius by loosening pivot point
knob, 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 spiral bit.
4.
Rest the edge of the sole plate on the workpiece with
the bit at an angle of about 450 (see Fig. 13). Insert
the circle cutter pivot point into the pilot hole drilled at
the canter of the circle.
NOTE: DO NOT let the bit contact the workpiece
before switch is turned ON and the tool is up to full
speed.
CIRCLE CUTTER OPERATION - cont'd
5.
Turn the switch ON.
,
7,
When the motor is up to full speed, slowly tip the tool
and circle cutter assembly to an upright position,
letting the bit cut into the workpieca (see Fig. 14). Be
careful to keep the pivot point located at the center of
the circle to be cut. Once the tool has reached the
upright position and the bit has cut through the
workpiece, slowly move the tool in a clockwise
direction using slow steady pressure to make the cut.
Continue to cut the circle, keeping the tool upright and
rotating around the circle cutter pivot point.
When cut is complete, turn the to01 OFF, wait until it
comes to a complete stop and remove it from the
workpiece.
Fig. 14
Fig. 13
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