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Freehand Cutting - Craftsman 183.172540 Owner's Manual

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FREEHAND
CUTI'ING
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 muter bits.
FREEHAND
CUTTING
1+ Adjust the cutting bit depth to 118"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 workpiece, place the
bit at an angle to allow the bit to cut its way into the
workplace (see Fig. 6).
4.
Use the two height adjusting knobs to guide the bit
through the workplace.
FREEHANDROU_NG
Use the muter base wrth small muter bits to pen_orrn
various freehand routing projects (see Fig. 19).
1.
Remove _/€" collet and insert ¼" collet (see 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 adjusUng knobs,
carefully lower the bit onto the workpiece and guk:le
the bit around the desired pattern.
CuI-rlNG
STRAIGHT UNE WITH STRAIGHT EDGE
To cut a straight line. you can use a straight edge
template to guide the muter base.
1.
Draw a line on the warkpiece where you wish to
make the cut (see Fig. 20).
2.
Draw a parallel second line approximately 211a" back
into the workpieca (away from the cutting line).
3.
Clamp the straight edge onto the larger portion of the
workpiece that is to be clamped while cutting.
4+
Placa the flat 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 wi]l be made
in the correct location.
5.
Turn the switoh ON while firmly holding the tool.
6.
Slide the router plate against the straight edge while
making the cut.
Fig. 20
Fig. 19
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