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CRAFTSMAN 315.268350 Operator's Manual

Industrial electronic plunge router double insulated.
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Operator's Manual
Industrial Electronic
Plunge Router
Double Insulated
Model No.
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Operating Instructions before
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• Warranty
• Introduction
• Unpacking
• Adjustments
• Operation
• Maintenance
Help Line:
• Repair Parts
and Co., 3333
Rd. Hoffman
IL 60179
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Printed In U.S.A.


   Summary of Contents for CRAFTSMAN 315.268350

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    Operating Instructions before • Maintenance first use of this product. • Repair Parts Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 ® Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd. Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visit the Craftsman web page: 972000-989 4-02 Printed In U.S.A.

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    DOUBLE INSULATION is a safety concept in electric IMPORTANT - Servicing of a tool with double power tools which eliminates the need for the usual insulation requires extreme care and knowledge of three wire grounded power cord and grounded the system and should be performed only by a supply system.

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    A cord exceeding 25 feet is not • WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL recommended. If in doubt, use the next heavier CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS. gage. The smaller the gage number, the • POLARIZED PLUGS. To reduce the risk of heavier the cord.

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    ON CRAFTSMAN INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONIC PLUNGE ROUTER If this Craftsman Industrial Electronic Plunge Router fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, Sears will repair it free of charge. WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY SIMPLY RETURNING THE TOOL TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES.

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    Your new plunge router comes fully assembled. After removing it from the box, inspect it carefully to make sure that it is not damaged and that no parts are missing. See Figure 1. The following accessodes should also be included in the box: 15/16 in.

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    KNOW YOUR ELECTRONIC ROUTER Beforeattemptingto useyour router,familiarize yourselfwith all operatingfeatures and safety requirements. S ee Figures 1 and 2. WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with your router to make you careless, Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict severe injury. FRONT VIEW OF ROUTER DEPTH CONTROL KNOB SPINDLE LOCK...

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    WARNING: Your router should never be SPINDLE LOCK connected to power supply when you are INDICATOR LIGHT POSILOCK SPINDLE LOCK assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or removing cutters, or when not in TOLOCK use. Disconnecting your router will prevent accidental starting that could cause sedous injury.

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    1/2 In. COLLET INSTALLING/REMOVING CUI"I'ERS ASSEMBLY (Continued) • If installing cutter for the first time, it can be installed once collet nut is loose. If changing cutters, cutter will easily slip from collet after loosening collet nut. COLLET • The 112 in. collet is machined to precision tolerances to fit cutters with 1/2 in.

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    DEPTH OF CUT ADJUSTMENTS See Figures 6, 7, and 8. PLUNGE When routing a groove thatis too deep to safelycut in one pass, RELEASE ACTUATOR itis bestto make the cut in several pasees. We recommendthat severalpasses be made to reach deeper cuts. Proper depth of cut depends on several factors: horee- power of router motor, type of cutter being used, and type of wood being routed.

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    DEPTH CONTROL KNOB DEPTH See Figure 9. CONTROL Fine adjustments can be made to the depth of cut by use of the depth control knob. Another primary use of the depth control knob is setting depth of cut when router is mounted upside down on a router table.

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    DEPTH STOP SYSTEM (Continued) • Raise cutter by depressing plunge release actuator. RESET • Place router on flat surface, and lower router until tip of INDICATOR cutter barely touches flat surface. • Squeeze plunge lock actuator to lock cutter at "zero" -STOP depth of cut.

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    WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when using SWITCH HANDLE router. Failure to do so could result in dust, shavings, chips, loose particles, or foreign objects being thrown in your eyes causing possible sedous injury. If operation is dusty, also wear a face or dust mask.

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    See Figure 15. a pronounced grain with hard and soft areas). As a result, Your Craftsman router is an extremely high-speed tool the cut produced may have rippled, instead of straight (10,000 - 22,000 RPM no-load speed), and will make sides.

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    DEPTH OF CUT DEPTH OF CUT WIDTH OF CUT As previously mentioned, the depth of cut is important because it affects the rate of feed which, in tum, affects the quality of a cut (and, also, the possibility of damage to your bit).

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    EDGEROUTING Race muter on workpiece, making sure the muter bit does not contact workpiece. Turn muter on and let motor build to its full speed. Begin your cut, gradually feeding cutter into workpiece. WARNING: Keep a firm grip on router with both hands at all times.

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    ROUTING GROOVES See Figure 22. DIRECTION When routing across the face of boards, set router at OF CUT I_ desired depth of cut, place the edge of router base against workpiece, and turn on your router. Slowly feed the cutter into the workpiece along desired cutline.

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    FREEHAND ROUTING See Figure 23. When used freehand, your plunge router becomes a flexible and versatile tool This flexibility makes it possible to easily rout signs, relief sculptures, etc. There are two basic techniques for freehand routing: • Routing letters, grooves, and pattems into wood. •...

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    When electric tools are used on fiberglass boats, sports When servicing use only cars, wallboard, spackling compounds, or plaster, it has identical Craftsman replacement pads, Use of any been found that they are subject to accelerated wear and other parts may create a hazard or cause product...

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    BRUSH REPLACEMENT See Figure 24. BRUSH ASSEMBLY Your router has extemally accessible brush assemblies BRUSH CAP that should pedodically be checked for wear. PROCEED AS FOLLOWS WHEN REPLACEMENT BRUSHCAP REQUIRED: • UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER. WARNING: Failure to unplug your router could result in accidental starting causing serious injury.

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    PLUNGE LOCK ACTUATOR ADJUSTMENTS COMPRESSION SPRIN( See Figure25. The plunge lock actuator has been properly set at the factory and no initial adjustments should be required. However, after extended use slight readjustment may be required. If this situation occurs, make adjustments as RELEASE follows: ACTUATOR...

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    DEPTH CONTROL KNOB ADJUSTMENTS See Figure 27. The depth control knob is spring loaded against hex nut to prevent router motor from accidentally separating from router base. If depth control knob is tumed too far up depth adjustment rod, the spring will cause depth control knob to pop off before hex nut.

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    5/16-18 UNC-2B tapped holes provided in the router base. Use 5/16-18 UNC-2A flat head screws that The use of Craftsman routers in router tables offered are 1-1/8 in. or 1-1/4 in. long when mounting router to a by other manufacturers has not been investigated router table.

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    CRAFTSMAN ROUTER - MODEL NUMBER 315.268350 SEENOTE"A" 15.._ 54 -_ D-.--43 " I//. NOTE: "A"- The assembly shown represents an important part of the Double Insulated System. To avoid the possibility of alteration or damage to the system, service should be performed by your nearest Sears Repair Center. Contact your nearest Sears Retail Store.

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    CRAFTSMAN ROUTER - MODEL NUMBER 315.268350 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your i ROUTER or when ordering repair pads. PARTS LIST Part...

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    For repair of major brand appliances in your own home... no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 1-800-4-MY-HOM EsM Anytime, day or night (1-800-469-4663) www, To bring in products such as vacuums, lawn equipment and electronics for repair, call for the location of your nearest Sears Parts & Repair Center. 1-800-488-1222 Anytime, day or night...

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    Instrucciones antes de usar esta Mantenimiento herramienta. Repuestos ® N _ de tel_fono de ayuda a los clientes: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck Co., 3333 Beverly Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visite la pdgina Web de Craftsman: 972000-989 Impreso en EE.UU. 4-02...

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    EL AISLAMIENTO D OBLE es unconcepto deseguridad, IMPORTANTE - La reparacibn de las herramientas con en las herramientas mecdnicas eldctricas, que elimina la aislamiento doble requiere extremo cuidado y necesidad del cordbn normal de tres hilos puesto a tierra conocimiento del sistema y debe ser realizada solamente y el sistema de suministro de energfa puesto a tierra.

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    • CUANDO EFECTUE LABORES DE MANTENIMIENTO voltaje de Iinea resultando en p_rdida de potencia y USE SOLAMENTE REPUESTOS CRAFTSMAN sobrecalentamiento. Se recomienda un cordbn de per to AUTENTICOS. menos calibre 14 (A.W.G.) para un cordbn de extension •...

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    INDUSTRIAL CON EFECTO DE EMBOLO CRAFTSMAN Si este Tupi Electrbnico Industrial con Efecto de Embolo Craftsman falla debido a un defecto de material o mano de obra dentro de un aSo de la fecha de compra, Sears Io reparard gratuitamente.

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    Su nuevo tupi con efecto de dmbolo viene totalmente armado. Despu6s de sacado de la caja, inspecci6nelo cuidadosamente para asegurarse de que no estd dafiado y que no falta ninguna pieza. Vet Figura 1. Los siguientes accesodos deben tambi6n estar ADVERTENCIA: inciuidos en la caja: si fa=ta cualquiera...

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    CONOZCA SU TUPI ELECTRONICO Antesdeintentarusarsutupi_fami_iadcesec_nt_das_ascaracterfsticasde_peraci_ny__srequedmient_sdeseguddad. Figuras I y 2. ADVERTENCIA: No permita que su familiaridad con su tupf interfiera con su atenci6n y prudencia. Recuerde que un descuido de una fracci6n de segundo puede causar una lesibn grave. VISTA DE FRENTE DEL TUPI BOTONDE CONTROL DE PROFUNDIDAD LUZ INDICADORA DE...

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    LUZ INDICADORA DE ADVERTENCIA: BLOQUEODEL HUSILLO Su tup_ no debe estar enchufado a la fuente de alimentacibn cuando BLOQUEO DEL HUSILLO'POSILOCK' estd instalando las piezas, haciendo ajustes, PARA instalando o sacando fresas o cuando no estd en PARA6LOQUEAR uso. AI desenchufar el tupf evitard la puesta en marcha accidental que podrfa provocar una lesi6n personal grave.

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    PORTAFRESA INSTALACION/CAMBIO DE FRESAS DEI_ PULG. (Continuaci6n) • Si estd instalando la fresa po_" primera vez, puede instalarla una vez que la tuerca del portafresa est_ TUERCA DEL suelta. Si estd cambiando fresas, la fresa se deslizard PORTAFRESA fdcilmente fuera del portafresa despuds que se ha aflojado la tuerca.

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    AJUSTES DE LA PROFUNDIDAD DE CORTE Vet Figuras 6, 7 y 8. BOTONDE Cuando se estd recortando una ranura que es demasiado profunda DESBLOQUEO para cortada de una sola pasada, es mejor hacer el corte en varias DELEMBOLO pasadas. Recomendamos que se hagan varias pasadas para Ilegar a codes mds profundos.

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    BOTON DE CONTROL DE PROFUNDIDAD BOTONDE CONTROLDE Ver Figura 9. Se pueden hacer ajustes finos a la profundidad del code mediante el uso del bot6n de control de profundidad. Otro uso pdmario del bot6n de control de profundidad es ajustar la profundidad del code cuando el tupf estd instalado invertide en una mesa de tupf.

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    SISTEMA DE TOPES DE PROFUNDIDAD (Continuaci6n) INDICADOR DE • Elevelafresaopdmiendoelbotbndedesbloqueodeldmbolo. • Coloque el tupf en una superflcio piano y hdgalo descender hasta que la punta de la fresa apenas toque la superficie plana. BARRADETOPE • Optima el bot6n de bloqueo del _mbolo para bloquear la fresa en la profundidad de corte "cero".

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    ADVERTENCIA: Use siempre gafas protectoras o lentes de seguridad con protecci6n lateral euando haga funcionar su tupf. De to contrario puede que le salte polvo, virutes, partl'culas sueltas u objetos extrafios a sus ojos causando una pesible lesi6n grave. En los ambientes con demasiado polvo use tambidn una mdscara antipolvo.

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    El "avence demasiado lento" tambidn puede causer que el tupf escoplado de la pieza de trabajo. VerFigura 15. se salga de la linea que se intenta cortar. Slempre eujete y Su tupf Craftsman es una herramienta de velocidad mantenga flrmemente su tupf con ambas manos cuando est6 us=tndolo, extremadamente alta (10.000 - 22.000 RPM con velocidad sin...

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    PROFUNDIDAD DELCORTE ANCH0 Como se mencion6 anteriormente, la profundidad del corte es DELCORTE importante porque afecta la velocidad de avance la cual a su vez afecta la calidad del corte (y ademds la posibilidad de dafiar el motor de su tupf y la fresa). Un corte profundo requiem un avarice mds lento que un corte poco profundo y un code demasiado profundo puede causar que el avarice sea tan lento que la fresa ya no coda mds sino que solamente estd raspando...

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    LABRADO DE BORDES PIEZA TUPI Coloque el tupf en la pieza de trabajo asegurdndose de que la fresa no toque la pieza de trabajo. Ponga en marcha el tupf y deje que el motor adquiera velocided. Comience su corte gradualmente avanzando la fresa hacia la pieza de trabajo. _ESA ADVERTENCIA: Mantengael tupf bien sujeto...

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    RANURADO Ver Figura 22. Cuando se hacen ranuras a trav6s de la superfieie de tablas, DIRECClONI_ coloque et tupf a la profundidad de code deseada, eoloque el DELCORTE borde de la base del tupf contra la pieza de trabajo y ponga en marcha su tupf.

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    RECORTE A PULSO Ver Figura 23. Cuando se usa a pulso su tupf con efecto de 6mbolo se transforma en una herramienta vers_.tily flexible. Esta flexibilidad le hace posible recort_r avisos, hacer esculpido en relieve, etc. Hay dos tdcnlcas bdslcas para el recorte a pulso: •...

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    Craftsman. El uso de cualquier otro deportivos, madera laminada, compuestos obturadores o repuesto puede craar un riesgo o da,Sar el yeso.

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    REEMPLAZO DE LAS ESCOBILLAS Ver Figura 24. Su tupf tiene un conjunto de escobUlas accesibles CONJUNT0 DE ESCOBILLAS exterenareenteque deben ser revisadas perk_licamente TAPADE para verificar si se han desgastado. ESCOBILLA PROCEDA DE LA SIGUIENTE MANERA CUANDO SEA TAPADE ESCOBiLLA NECESARIO REEMPLAZARLAS: •...

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    RESORTEDE AJUSTE BOTON BLOQUEO EMBOLO Ver Figure 25. El botdn de bloqueo del _mbolo ha sido debidamente ajustado ee la fdbfica y no se requerirdn ajustes iniciales. Sin embargo, despuds de uso prolongado puede que sea necesado un leve reajuste. Si se presenta esta situacidn, haga los ajustes de la siguiente manera: DESENCHUFE SU TUPI.

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    AJUSTES DEL BOTON DE CONTROL PROFUNDIDAD Ver F/gura 27. El botbn de control de profundidad esta instalado con un resorte contra ta tuerca hexagonal para evitar que el motor del tupf se separe accidentalmente de la base del tupf. Si el bot6n de control de profundidad es colocado muy arriba en la varilla de BOTONDE ajuste de la profundidad, el resorte har_.

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    5/16-18 UNC- No se ha investigado el uso de un tup{ Craftsman en 2B provistos en la base de su tupf. Use tornillos de mesas de otros fabricantes, para vedficar su cabeza plana 5/16-18 UNC-2A que sean de 1-1/8 pulg.

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    TUPI CRAFTSMAN - NUMERO DE MODELO 315.268350 VER NOTA "A" NOTA: "A" - El conJunto que se Ilustra representa una parte Importante del Slstema de Doble Aislamiento. Para evitar la posibllldad de alteracl6n o dafio al elstema, todas las reparaclones deben ser efectuadas por su Centro de Servlclo Sears rods cercano. P6ngase en contacto con su Almact_n Sears.

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    ..TUPI CRAFTSMAN - NUMERO DE MODELO 315.268350 ..I II mO_o_'re,ac,On_lda nL_merO mod_'O :_ "1._ TUp|. encuentra ° cL_.ndo so(,c,t_l U_la repue_t°_" s'tu_da caja _iem P re e nci°n_ e J humor° m°_'_ e_'_ (_° _T_o_de_ci_ REPUESTOS Ref. Ntimaro de...

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    For repair of major brand appliances in your own home... no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 1-800-4-MY-HOME Anytime, day or night (1-800-469-4663) To bring in products such as vacuums, lawn equipment and electronics for repair, call for the location of your nearest Sears Parts & Repair Center. 1-800-488-1222 Anytime, day or night...

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