Product Manual
Router Table
Model No. 320. 28160
Read, understand
follow all Safety Rules and Operating
in this Manual before
using this product.
• Warranty
• Safety
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman Estates,
IL 60179


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Summary of Contents for Craftsman 320.28160

  • Page 1 Model No. 320. 28160 CAUTION! Read, understand • Warranty • Safety follow all Safety Rules and Operating • Assembly Instructions in this Manual before • Operation using this product. • Maintenance Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
  • Page 2 If this Craftsman tool fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase, return it to any Sears store or parts & repair center or other Craftsman outlet in the United States for free repair (or replacement, if repair proves impossible).
  • Page 3: Damage Prevention And Information Messages

    The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and the explanations with them, deserve your careful attention and understanding. The symbol warnings DO NOT, by themselves, eliminate any dan- ger. The instructions and warnings they give are no substitutes for proper accident- prevention measures.
  • Page 4 Some of these following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and more safely. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION / EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current...
  • Page 5: Work Area Safety

    _._.'_ i I _lIi_dll __._ilii_liI_]iliEo_._] WARNING: READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to fol- low all instructions listed below and the instructions in the product manual for your router may result in serious personal injury. WORK AREA SAFETY • Keep the work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite accidents.
  • Page 6 • Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong grounding plugs and 3- pole receptacles that accept the tool's plug. • Repair or replace a damaged or worn cord immediately. Repair or replace damaged or worn cord immediately. This tool is intended for use on a circuit that has an outlet that looks like the one illustrated in Sketch A in the figure below.
  • Page 7 Table A shows the correct size to use, depending on cord length and ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge: the smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord. When operating a power tool outdoors, ALWAYS use an outdoor extension cord marked "W-A"...
  • Page 8 WARNING: The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects ing thrown into your eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Before begin- ning power-tool operation, always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields, and a full-face shield when needed. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with shields.
  • Page 9: Service Safety

    Do not force the tool. Use the correct tool and blade for your application. The correct tool and cutter will do the job better and more safely at the rate for which it is designed. Disconnect tools before servicing; when changing accessories, such as blades, bits, cutters, and the like.
  • Page 10 Do not plug the router power cord into a wall outlet. It must be plugged into the router table switch. Power tool switches and controls need to be within your reach in emergency situations. Before operating, make sure that the entire unit (table with router installed) is placed on and secured to a solid, flat, level surface...
  • Page 11 I'4 _[1_71 [[l]l_ _llll i _ II q:1:] I = Your router table has a precision-built electric switch box and it should be con- nected to only a 120-volt, 60-HZ AC power supply (normal household current). DO NOT operate on direct current (DC). The large voltage drop would cause a loss of power and the motor would overheat.
  • Page 12: Parts List

    (5 inches long and 5mm in diameter, not included). This feature functions only when using the Craftsman router supplied with this table (model 17541) or the following Craftsman routers: models 17542 and 17543.
  • Page 13: Assembly

    Key NO. Description Quantity Router table surface assembly Table leg Fence assembly Miter-gauge assembly Clamping knob Short, round-head, square-neck bolts Long pan-head screw Short pan-head screw Flat-head screw Small nut Plain washer Small washer Spring washers 28160 Manual_Revised_07-0228 Page 13...
  • Page 14 ATTACHING THE LEGS TO THE TABLE TOP Place the router table surface upside down on a flat, level surface, with the underside of the table facing up. Position the legs relative to the router table as shown in Fig. 2. Position one short end of the table so that it extends beyond the edge of your...
  • Page 15 (Fig. 5) 6 7/8" The adjusting hole in the table, shown in Fig. 5, is for cutting height adjustment of the router supplied (Model No. 17541) or the following Craftsman rout- ers: 17542 and 17543. Adjusting Hole 28160 Manual_Revised_07-0228 Page 15...
  • Page 16 ATTACHING THE FENCE TO Fig. 6 THE TABLE (Fig. 6) WARNING: Always unplug the router before at- ® taching or removing the fence. The fence has been shipped completely assembled. 1. Place the fence assembly on the table with the four wing nuts facing toward you.
  • Page 17: Switch Operation

    Drill a hole at each of the marked locations. Place the router table on the work surface, and align the holes in the table legs with the holes in the work surface. Secure the router table to the work surface using four screws (not supplied).
  • Page 18 3. To turn the router OFF, Fig. 11 push the ON/OFF switch down. (Fig. 11) WARNING: Never leave the router unattended while it is running or before it comes to a complete stop. To lock switch in the OFF position, push the ON/OFF switch down to turn the switch OFF,and remove the safety key from the switch.
  • Page 19 ADJUSTING THE FENCE Fig. 13 The fence enables you to sup- port and guide the work piece. To adjust the extended fence forward and backward (Fig. 13) 1. Loosen the two clamping knobs (5). Move the fence forward or backward along the slots to the desired position.
  • Page 20: Adjusting The Cutting Height

    ADJUSTING THE CUTTING HEIGHT NOTE: This method of cutting height adjustment is appli- cable only to the fixed-base router supplied with this router table or other Craftsman rout- ers with the following model numbers: 17542 and 17543. NOTE: A hex wrench...
  • Page 21: Routing Operation

    USING THE ROUTER WITH THE ROUTER TABLE 1. Read the and understand entire Product Manual for the router. 2. Always plug the router into the switched outlet in the router table. Never plug a router-table-mounted router into another power source. 3.
  • Page 22: General Maintenance

    GENERAL MAINTENANCE ,_ WARNING: Avoid using 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 cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc. ,_, WARNING: Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum-based products,...
  • Page 23 Router Table MODEL NUMBER 320.28160 Always mention the Model Number when ordering parts for this tool. ® ® 28160 Manual_Revised_07-0228 Page 23...
  • Page 24 Router Table MODEL NUMBER 320.28160 Always mention the Model Number when ordering parts for this tool. 3402187000 Fence Knob 5650017000 Plain Washer 5630056000 Wing Nut 2822298000 Fence Assy 3123408000 Adjusting Base 3123237000 Scale board 5640017000 Square Neck Bolt 5640168000 Square Neck Bolt 5620075000 Screw 2822371000...
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  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

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