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Craftsman 183.172510 Owner's Manual page 17

Cutting tool
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CURVED LINE WITH A TEMPLATE
To cut a curved line, you can use a curved template to
guide the router base.
1,
Make a template from hardboard or other similar
material to the shape you require (see Fig. 20),
NOTE: Radius of curve must be greater than 2 ½" for
router base to properly follow the curved template.
2.
Mark the location of the cut to be made.
3.
Mark the workpieca approximately 2 7/18"back into the
workpiece (away from the cutting line).
4.
Clamp the template onto the larger portion of the
workpiece that is to be clamped while cutting.
5,
Place the curved portion of the router base against the
template with the bit near the start of the cutting line.
NOTE: Check bit location to ensure cut will be made
in the correct location.
6.
Turn the switch ON while firmly holding the tool.
7.
S[ide the router plate against the template while
making the cut.
Fig. 20
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For your own safety, turn the switch OFF and remove
the plug from the power source before maintaining
your cutting tool.
When servicing, use only identical Craftsman parts.
Use of any other part may create a hazard or cause
product damage.
EXTERNAL CLEANING
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DO NOT use solvents
when cleaning plastic parts.
Most plastics are susceptible to damage from various
types of commercial solvents
and may be damaged by
their use. Use clean cloth to remove dirt, dust, oil,
grease, etc.
Do not at any time allow brake fluids, gasoline,
petroleum-based
products, penetrating oils, etc. to
come in contact with plastic parts. They contain
chemicals that can damage, weaken or destroy
plastic.
INTERNAL CLEANING
It has been found that electric tools are subjected to
accelerated wear and possible premature failure when
they are used on fiberglass boats and sports cars,
wallboard, spackling compounds or plaster. The chips
and grindings from these materials are highly abrasive to
electric tool parts such as bearings, brushes,
commutators,
etc. During any use on these materials it is
extremely important that the tool is cleaned frequently by
blowing out with a compressed air jet.
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It is critical that you wear safety goggles or safety
glasses with side shields and a dust mask while
blowing dust out of the cutting
tool with a
compressed
air jet. Failure to take these safety
precautions could result in permanent eye or lung
damage.
POWER CORD MAINTENANCE
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To avoid shock or fire hazard, replace the cord
immediately if it is worn or damaged in any way.
LUBRICATION
All of the bearings in this cutting tool are lubricated with a
sufficient amount of high grade lubricant for the life of the
unit under normal conditions.
Therefore, no further
lubrication is required.
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