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11.0 Amp / Variabne Speed / 2 Peak HP
uter
DOUBLE
INSULATED
z_ CAUTION
Read, understand and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions
in this Manual before using this product.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman website:
www.craftsman.com
• WARRANTY
o SAFETY
o UNPACKING
o DESCRIPTION
o ASSEMBLY
o OPERATION
o ADJUSTMENTS
o MAINTENANCE

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   Summary of Contents for CRAFTSMAN 320.17542

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    Read, understand and follow o UNPACKING all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions o DESCRIPTION in this Manual before using this product. o ASSEMBLY o OPERATION Sears, Roebuck and Co., o ADJUSTMENTS Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Visit our Craftsman website: www.craftsman.com o MAINTENANCE...

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    ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN ® PRODUCT IIf this Craftsman product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN ITTO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR PARTS AND REPAIR CENTER...

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    ALWAYS wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shield and a full-face shield when needed. We recommend a Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shield, available at Sears Stores or other Craftsman Outlets.

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    /}k WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions in this manual before using this router. Failure to follow all instructions may result in electric shock, fire andlor serious personal injury. WORK AREA SAFETY 1. Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered workbenches and dark areas invite accidents,...

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    TOOL USE AND CARE SAFETY WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions before operating this router. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. 1_ ALWAYS use clamps or other practical ways to secure and support the workpiece...

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    ELECTRICAL SAFETY cont. 3. BEFORE plugging in the tool, BE SURE that the outlet voltage supplied is within the voltage marked on the tool's data plate. DO NOT use "AC only" rated tools with a DC power supply. 4. AVOID body contact with...

  • Page 7

    SERVICE SAFETY 1. if any part of this router is missing or should break, bend, or fail in any way; or should any electrical component fail to perform properly: SHUT the power switch and remove the router plug from the power source and have the missing,...

  • Page 8

    To use cutter bits with a larger diameter, install and use a subbase with a larger diameter opening (sold separately) at Sears stores or other Craftsman outlets DO NOT use large router cutter bits for freehand routing. Use of large cutter bits...

  • Page 9

    WARNaNG: Use of this tool can generate dust containing chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: • Lead from lead-based paints° o Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, •...

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    (refer to "PARTS LIST" illustration on page 11), return the router to your nearest Sears store or Craftsman outlet to have the router replaced° Z_ WARNING: If any parts are broken or missing, DO NOT attempt to plug in the power cord or operate router until the broken or missing parts are replaced.

  • Page 11

    PARTS LIST (Fig. 1) 1. Router Motor in Fixed Base 1/2-in. Collet!Nut Heavy-duty_ Edge Guide 3. Sawdust Extraction Hood 4. 2 Screws (for attaching Hood) 5. 1/4-in. Collet/Nut 6. Collet/Nut Wrench KNOWYOUR FIXED BASE ROUTER (Fig. 2) NOTE: Before attempting to use your router, familiarize yourself with all of the operating features and safety requirements.

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    KNOW YOUR FIXED BASE ROUTER cont, (Fig. 2) This Fixed Base Router has the following features: 1o 11.0 Amp, 2 Peak HP, Variable Speed Motor runs at 12,000 to 25,000 RPiVl (no-load speed). 2. Speed Dial allows matching proper speed to material and bit size.

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    KNOW YOUR FIXED BASE ROUTER cont. (Fig. 2) Motor Housing "Live Tool Top Cap Indicator" Light Speed Dial speed Motor Housing Precision Cast Aluminum for Exact Fit Fixed Base Handles Quick Clamp with Motor Soft-Grip Changing System Clear Plastic Chip Shield Spindle Lock Non-Marring Sub-Base...

  • Page 14

    NOTE: The sub-base installed on this router has an opening of 1 ll4-inches. To use cutting bits with a larger diameter, use a sub-base with a larger opening, sold separately at Sears stores or other Craftsman outlets. WARNING: When using router bits with a cutter diameter larger than 1 t/2 inches, ALWAYS have the speed dial set at number 1 or 2.

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    INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE CUTTING BIT (Figs. 3, 4 and 4a) Collet Fig. 4 Spindle Lock Spindle Lock INSTALLING THE CUTTER 1, Turn motor off and unplug from power source° 2. Remove motor housing from fixed base. NOTE: See instructions on removing and installing the motor housing from the fixed base on pages 17.

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    REMOVING THE CUTTER BIT (Figs. 3 and 4 see page 15) Turn motor off and unplug from power source., 2_ Remove motor from fixed base.. 3, Set the motor upside down on its top cap, with collet/nut pointing 4. Press spindle tock button to engage and lock the spindle shaft and collet/nut,...

  • Page 17

    Fig_ 5 INSTALLING ROUTER MOTOR IN BASE (Fig. 5) Turn motor off and unplug from power source Place fixed base on flat surface° 3, With back of fixed base facing you, open motor clamp Press in Coarse Adjustment Knob (B) to depart the gears while you align the motor housing's keystrip (D) with the keystrip-slot...

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    ADJUSTING DEPTH OF CUT WARNING: "Your router should NEVER turned ON or be connected the power source when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or removing collets / nuts, cutter bits, cleaning or when it is not in use. Disconnecting the router will prevent accidental starting, which could cause serious personal injury°...

  • Page 19

    To Adjust Depth (Figs. 6 and 6a) 1, Turn motor off and unplug from power source° Place router on a flat, level surface with back of fixed base facing you. Open Motor Clamp (A). With the cutter bit already installed, Press in Coarse Adjustment Knob...

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    Deep Cuts The proper cutting depth, (for each pass), is always determined by the material, the cutter bit size and type, and the power of the motor. Always make several progressively deeper cuts by starting at one depth and then make several passes, each time increasing...

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    LED WORKLIGHTS (Fig. 8) Your router motor has 3 built-in worklights located around the collet/nut to provide high visibility of workpiece when cutting These lights are always "On" when the toggle switch is in the "On "position. Fig. 9 "LIVE TOOL INDICATOR" LIGHT (Fig, 9) Your router also has a "LIVE TOOL INDICATOR"...

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    Electronic Variable Speed Control The electronic speed control feature allows motor speed to be matched to cutter size and material hardness for an improved finish and extended bit life. Variable Speed Selection Chart Never exceed these bit speeds Cutter Bit Diameter Max.

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    PLACING THE ROUTER ONTO THE WORKPIECE AND STARTING THE CUT cont. NOTE: Making test cuts is essential with most routing applications. Even with careful set-ups you won't know exactly how the cut will go until you try it out. A test cut will give you a feet for the set-up, the router's speed, the depth of cut and how the cutter bit reacts to the workpiece.

  • Page 24

    on the router base with BOTH HANDS at all times. Failure to do so could result l Z_ WARNING: Always securely clamp your workpiece and keep a firm grip in loss of control causing possible serious personal injury. _WARNING: Removing cutter bit from workpiece while it is still rotating could...

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    INTERNAL ROUTING cont. z_ WARNING: Removing cutter bit from workpiece while it is still rotating could damage workpiece and result in loss of control, causing serious personal injury. FREEHAND ROUTING WITH THE FIXED BASE (Fig. 14) Z_ WARNING: Do not use large cutter bits for freehand routing.

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    EDGING WITH A PILOT BIT (Figs. 15 and 15a) The arbor-type bits with pilots are excellent for edge shaping of any workpiece edge that is either straight, or curved at a curvature as great or greater than the radius of the bit to be used.

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    FEEDING THE ROUTER (Fig. 16) The secret to professional routing is in making a careful set-up for the cut, selecting proper depth of cut, knowing how the cutter bit reacts in your workpiece, and the rate and direction of feed of the router° ROUTER FEED Fig.

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    DIRECTION OF FEED - INTERNAL CUTS (Figs. 17 and 17a) When making an internal cut, such as a groove, dado or slot, always have the guide you are using with the router (edge guide, straight edge, board guide), on the right-hand side of the router as you make your cut, see Fig°...

  • Page 29

    RATE OF FEED (Figs. 18 and 18a) The proper rate of feed depends on several factors: the hardness and moisture content of the workpiece, the depth of cut, and the cutting diameter of the bit,, When you are cutting shallow grooves in soft woods such as pine, you may use a faster...

  • Page 30

    CHIP SHIELD DEFLECTOR (Fig. WARNING: ALWAYS wear eye protection. The chip shield deflector is not intended as a safety guard. To remove chip shield from fixed base, press inward on tabs until chip shield releases from base and remove itoTo attach, place chip shield back in position and flex sides while pushing it in until it snaps back into place (See Fig.

  • Page 31

    WARNING: To ensure safety and reliability, all repairs should be performed by a qualified service technician at a Sears Service Center. GENERAL Only the parts shown on the parts list are intended for repair or replacement by the customer. All other parts represent an important part of the double insulation...

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    REPLACEMENT OF CARBON BRUSHES (Fig. 21) Replacement brush sets are available through Sears Parts and Repair Centers,, 1. Unplug the router motor before inspecting or replacing brushes. 2. Replace both carbon brushes when either has less than 1/4-in. length of carbon remaining, or if the spring or wire is damaged...

  • Page 33

    The use of attachments or accessories that are not recommended for this tool might be dangerous and could result in serious injury. Sears and other Craftsman _ outlets offer a large selection of Craftsman router accessories designed for specific routing applications, straight I/8-in.

  • Page 34

    In addition to a wide variety of router bits, Sears also offers accessories such as: Router tables, various template sets, universal router fence with lock knobs (64181), 11 pc.. bushing set (64180) and clear sub-base sets; 6pc. fixed base (64182) 6 pc.

  • Page 35

    11.0 Amp /Variable Speed / 2 Peak HP Fixed Base Router-MODEL NUMBER 320.17542 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate, Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your tool., Motor Unit ,,. _..j- 2---____ 1 _//- 2 ....

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    11.0 Amp /Variabne Speed / 2 Peak HP Fixed Base Router-MODEL NUMBER 320.17542 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate. Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your tool. FIXED BASE...

  • Page 37

    11.0 Amp /Variable Speed / 2 Peak HP FRxedBase Router-MODEL NUMBER 320.17542 The Model Number witl be found on the Nameplate_ Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your tool. ACCESSORIES 77 --..., 72_,,,,,...

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    11,0 Amp /VariabUe Speed / 2 Peak HP Fixed Base Router- MODEL NUMBER 320.17542 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your tool_ item No. Parts No. Part Description Qty.

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    11.0 Amp /Variable Speed / 2 Peak HP Fixed Base Router- MODEL NUMBER 320.17542 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate° Always mention the Model Number in all correspondence regarding your tool, Item No. Parts Part Description Qty. 282203'9000 Internal Wire...

  • Page 40

    Your Home For repair - in your home - of all major brand appliances, lawn and garden equipment, or heating and cooling systems, no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! For the replacement parts, accessories and owner's manuals that you need to do-it-yourself, For Sears professional installation of home appliances and items like garage door openers and water heaters, 1-800-4-1VIY-HOrvIE ®...

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