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CRAFTSMAN 320.28212 Operator's Manual

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# 2340188001
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Craftsman Professional
6.5 Amp Palm Router
Model No. 320. 28212
c os
Read, understand
follow all Safety Rules and Operating
in this Manual before
using this product.
• Warranty
• Safety
• Unpacking
• Description
• Operation
• Maintenance
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179


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    Part # 2340188001 Operator's Manual I CRRFTSMRNJ _ PR Craftsman Professional 6.5 Amp Palm Router Model No. 320. 28212 c os • Warranty _k CAUTION! Read, understand • Safety • Unpacking follow all Safety Rules and Operating • Description Instructions in this Manual before •...

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    If this Craftsman Professional 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).

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    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. 28212 Manual_Revised_07-0713 Page 3...

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    [_Y'-I iI _lIi"d II__id_ll_]id_e]]_,- _] _h, WARNING: Be sure to read and understand all instructions in this manual before using this router. Failure to follow all instructions may result electric shock, fire, and/or serious personal injury. WORK AREA SAFETY • Keep your work area clean and well lit.

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    Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and balance enable better control of the tool in unexpected situations. Always secure your work. Use clamps or a vise to hold the workpiece securely. It is safer than using your hand, and it frees both hands to operate the tool.

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    Have damaged tool cords repaired at a Craftsman Service Center. Be sure to remain aware of the cord's location keep it well away from the moving router. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord to carry the tool or to pull the plug from an outlet.

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    Tool service must be performed only at a Craftsman Parts and Repair Center. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.

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    Use only identical replacement parts when servicing a tool. Follow the instructions in the maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow maintenance instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury. SAFETY RULES FOR ROUTER CAUTION: Cutting bits coast after the router is switched off.

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    • Keep cutting pressure constant. Do not overload the motor. • Use only sharp cutting bits that are not chipped or cracked. Blunt cutting bits will cause stalling and burn the workpiece. • Never use this router motor with a cutting bit larger than 1-1/2 inch in diameter.

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    A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced at a Craftsman Service Center. Inspect lumber and remove all nails before routing.

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    (refer to "PARTS LIST" illustration on page 10), return the router to your nearest Sears store or Craftsman outlet to have the router replaced. WARNING: If any parts are broken or missing, do not attempt to plug in the power cord or operate the router until the broken or missing parts are replaced.

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    PARTS LIST (Fig. 1) Fig. 1 • Palm Router with 1/4-in. Collet/nut 2. Detachable two-handle base 3. Collet/nut wrench 4. Edge Guide 28212 Manual_Revised_07-0713 Page 12...

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    I,] *"I_]_]_iJ[,]_l KNOW YOUR ROUTER COMBO (Fig. 2) Fig. 2 Variable Speed Dial Router Motor Top Cap Power cord Dust-proof Shied & On/Off Switch Soft Grip Micro Adjustment Knob Cast-in Depth Scale Motor Clamp Spindle Lock 1/4-in. Collet/Nut "Live-Tool Indicator" Light Handle Cast-in Scale...

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    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Rating 6.5 Amps No load Speed 15000-28000RPM Peak HP 1.25 Input 120-volts, 60Hz AC Collets/Nuts and Cutting Bit Shank Diameters 1/4 in. Base Diameter 3-5/8 in. Sub Base Opening (Diameter for cutting bit use) 1-1/2 inches Depth of Cut 1 inch (25.4mm) NOTE: Before attempting to use your router, familiarize yourself with all of the...

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    12. Large base opening and large chip shield constructed of cast aluminum for lightweight durability and stability, 13. Durable, non-marring sub-base glides smoothly over the workpiece. 14. Impact-resistant motor-housing top cap helps protect the tool from damage. 15. Heavy-duty edge guide for accurate, parallel routs.

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    [,] - .I :I - -__,U [,_I ROCKER "ON/OFF" SWITCH (Fig. 3) Your palm router motor is turned Fig. 3 "ON" and "OFF" with the rocker switch located on the top cap of the motor housing. The left side of the rocker switch (as you face it) is marked 'T' for "ON"...

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    Electronic Variable Speed Control The electronic variable speed control feature allows the user to match the motor speed to the cutting bit size and workpiece-material hardness for an improved finish and extended bit life. Reduce the speed when using extra large (1-in. or greater) or heavy cutting bits.

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    INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE CUTTING BIT (Fig. 5) INSTALLING THE CUTTING 1. Turn the motor off and Fig. 5 unplug the router from the power source. Remove the motor housing from the base. NOTE: See instructions removing and installing the motor housing from the fixed base on page 20.

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    Place the wrench on the collet/nut and turn it counterclockwise to slightly loosen the collet/nut, and then remove the cutting-bit shank from the collet/nut. NOTE: The collet/nut is self-releasing; it is not necessary to strike the collet/nut to free the cutting bit. If the cutting bit seems to be stuck, loosen the collet/nut a little more until it releases the cutting bit.

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    To Adjust Depth (Fig. 6) Fig. 6 1. Turn the motor off and unplug the tool from the power source. Install the router bit. The collet/nut can accept only bits with 1A-inch shanks. 3. With one hand holding the motor housing, open Motor Clamp (A).

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    PLACING THE PALM ROUTER ONTO THE WORKPIECE AND STARTING THE CUT WARNING: Before operating your router, follow all safety instructions in this manual. Failure to do so could result in serious personal injury. NOTE: Making test cuts is essential with most routing applications. A test cut gives information about the set-up, the router's speed, the depth of cut, and how the cutting...

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    2. Tap the nail or drive the screw into the workpiece at the center point of the planned arc or circle. Proceed to rout according to the Operations instructions. HEAVY-DUTY EDGE GUIDE (Figs. 8, 8a) Your palm router comes with a Fig.

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    EDGE ROUTING OR INTERNAL ROUTING Edge routing (Fig. 9) With the depth-of-cut set, place the router base plate on the edge of the workpiece, making sure that the cutting bit does not contact the workpiece. Clamp an edge guide (or board or metal straightedge) in place, to help guide the router's...

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    Internal routing (Figs. 1O, 10a, 0b, 11) With the depth-of-cut set, Fig. 10 tilt the router and place it on the workpiece with only the leading edge of the sub-base contacting the workpiece (Fig.10). Turn the motor "ON" and allow the motor to reach the selected speed, being careful not to allow the Fig.

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    EDGING WITH A PILOT BIT (Figs. 12 and 12a) Arbor-type bits with pilots are Fig. 12 excellent for edge shaping Motor housing any workpiece edge that is straight or is curved with a curvature that is equal to or greater than the radius of the bit that is used.

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    FEEDING THE ROUTER (Fig. 13) The secrets to professional-looking routing are careful set-up for the cut, proper depth-of cut-selection, knowing how the cutting bit reacts in the workpiece, the rate and direction of feed of the router. DIRECTION OF FEED: EXTERNAL CUTS (Fig. 13) The router motor and cutting Fig.

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    DIRECTION OF FEED - INTERNAL CUTS (Figs. 14 and 14a) When making an internal cut, Fig. 14 such as a groove, dado, or Guide Outside slot, the edge guide, straight edge, or board guide must always be positioned on the right-hand side of the router as you make the cut (Fig.

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    RATE OF FEED (Figs. 15 and 15a) The proper rate of feed Fig. 15 depends on several factors: the hardness and moisture content of the workpiece, the depth of cut, and the cutting diameter of the bit. When cutting shallow grooves in soft woods, such as pine, you may use a faster rate of feed.

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    All other parts represent an important part of the double insulation system and should be serviced only by a qualified Craftsman service technician. WARNING: For your safety, always turn off the switch and unplug the router motor from the power source before performing any maintenance or cleaning.

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    Bits on page 19 for Collet/Nut care. REPLACEMENT OF CARBON BRUSHES (Fig. 16) Replacement brush sets are Fig. 16 available through Craftsman Parts and Repair Centers. Ears Unplug the router motor before inspecting replacing brushes. Brushes Replace both carbon brushes when either has less than 1/4-in.

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    6.5 Amp Palm Router MODEL NUMBER 320.28212 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate. ',,, ,,i ," i _,\kk\k'---- 28212 Manual_Revised_07-0713 Page 31...

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    -,2,__ a Lr,.l [IE_1iii 6.5 Amp Palm Router MODEL NUMBER 320.28212 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate. 3703873000 Decorate Cover 3123373000 Transparent Cap 3123331000 Rear Cover 5610103000 Tapping Screw 3120234000 Cord Anchorage 4930004000 Connecter 3123374000 Power Indicator Cover 2822416000 Speed Adjustor ASSY 4810002000...

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    3123334000 Spindle Lock Button 3703876000 Spindle Lock 3660028000 Stop Spring 5660022000 Circlips For Hole 5700018000 Ball Bearing 3420568000 Bearing Support 5610034000 Tapping Screw 3420586000 Gear Rack 5620062000 Screw 5620103000 Slotted Shoulder Screw 5650206000 Spring Washer 3402197000 Knob 3420569000 Mounting 5650020000 Spring Washer 5650019000 Plain Washer...

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    5650017000 Plain Washer 3703973000 Guide 5620195000 Bolt 3703972000 Guide 5650017000 Plain Washer 3703973000 Guide 5620195000 Bolt 3703972000 Guide 28212 Manual_Revised_07-0713 Page 34...

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