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Freehand Cutting; Freehand Routing - Craftsman 183.172510 Owner's Manual

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FREEHAND CUTTING AND ROUTING
When the router base accessory is installed on the cutting
tool, it will function as a small router to be used for
freehand cutting of irregular shaped patterns. You can cut
patterns out of the workpiece with the cutting bit or route
patterns into the workpiece with small router bits.
FREEHAND CUTTING
1.
Adjust the cutting bit depth to lie" longer than the
thickness of the material being cut.
2.
Turn the switch ON while firmly holding the tool.
3.
When starting the cut inside the workplace, place the
bit at an angle to allow the bit to out its way into the
workpiece (see Page 11 Fig. 6).
4.
Use the two height adjusting knobs to guide the bit
through the workpiece.
FREEHAND ROUTING
Use the router base with small router bits to perform
various freehand routing projects (sea Fig. 18).
1.
Remove 1/8"collet and insert I/4"¢ollet (see Page 10
Fig. 3).
2.
Install router bit and securely tighten.
3.
Adjust router base height to the correct routing depth.
4.
Turn the switch ON making sure the router bit is not
touching anything.
5.
Holding the tool by the two height adjusting knobs,
carefully lower the bit onto the workpieca and guide
the bit around the desired pattern.
CUTTING STRAIGHT LINE WITH STRAIGHT EDGE
To cut a straight line, you can use a straight edge
template to guide the router base.
,
2.
Draw a line on the workpiece where you wish to make
the cut (see Fig. 19).
Draw a parallel second line approximately 2 _/e"back
into the workpiece (away from the cutting line),
3.
Clamp the straight edge onto the larger portion of the
workpiece that is to be clamped while cutting.
,
Place the fiat side of the router base against the
straight edge with the bit near the start of the cutting
line.
NOTE: Check bit location to ensure cut will be made
in the correct location.
5.
Turn the switch ON while firmly holding the tool.
6.
Slide the router plate against the straight edge while
making the cut.
Fig. 19
Fig. 18
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