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Owner's Manual
CRAFTSMAN ®
DETAIL BISCUIT JOINER
Double Insulated
Model No.
315.175500
Save this manual for
future reference
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
Safety Rules and Operating
Instructions before first use of this
product.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
NRTL
972000-415
10-00

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    Owner's Manual CRAFTSMAN ® DETAIL BISCUIT JOINER Double Insulated Model No. 315.175500 Save this manual for future reference CAUTION: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of this product. NRTL Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA...

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    DETAIL BISCUIT JOINER 315.17S500 EDGE-TO-EDGE JOINTS BU'l'rJOINTS MITER J OINTS T-JOINT...

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    • Parts Ordering / Service ..........................FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN DETAIL BISCUIT JOINER If this £11RF'I'$MRNBiscuit Joiner fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES, and Sears will repair it, free of charge.

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    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 safety warnings do not by themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures.

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    RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (Continued) OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS. When WEAR PROPER APPAREL. Do not wear loose tool is used outdoors, use only extension cords clothing or jewelry that can get caught in tool's moving parts and cause personal injury. Rubber suitable for use outdoors, Outdoor approved cords are marked with the suffix W-A, for ex- gloves and nonskid footwear are recommended...

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    RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (Continued) WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL USE ONLY 1-1/2 In. (38 mm) DIAMETER SPECIFIED BLADES. Do not use blades with CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS. incorrect size holes, never us blade washers or SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. Refer to them...

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    NoLoadSpeed 19,000 RPM 45 ° and 90 ° Fence Angles Rating 120volts,60Hz,AC Fence Height Adjustment 0 - 3/4 in. With Fence Angle Set On 90 ° Input 3.5Amperes With Fence Set On 45 ° 5/16 in. - 13/16 in. Depth Of Cut 3.625 Ibs.

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    Your REVERSIBLE FENCE FOR 45 ° AND 90 ° CUTS Detail Biscuit Joiner has been designed for making fast, accurate, and simple plunge cuts in Your Biscuit Joiner has a reversible fence. By wood, etc. so that biscuits can be used to join two or loosening the height adjustment knobs, the fence can more boards together.

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    KNOW YOUR DETAIL BISCUIT JOINER WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with tools to See Figure 2. make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict severe Before attempting to use any tool familiarize yourself injury.

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    DEPTH OF CUT ADJUSTMENTS Note: Knob and jam nut are spring loaded, there- fore pulling them in the direction of the arrow Your Biscuit Joiner can be adjusted to three shown puts pressure on the spring and releases standard cutting depths to accommodate three pressure from the depth adjustment knob.

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    FENCE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT WARNING: Failure to unplug your Detail Biscuit See Figure 5. Joiner could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB(S) ADJUSTMENt KNOBS (I) PULL FRONT HEIGHT FORWARD BASE LOWERFENCE SETrlNG SCALE FENCE Fig. 5 (2) SLIDE DOWN The fence on your Biscuit Joiner can be moved up and...

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    • Plug your Biscuit Joiner into power supply and WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or prepare to make your first cut. Grasp and hold your safety glasses with side shields when operating Biscuit Joiner securely. tools. Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes, resulting in possible •...

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    BUTTJOINTS • Place the fence against the board and align the See Figure 9. indicator marks on the fence with the centedine mark(s) on the board. A butt joint is one of the weakest joints in woodworking. This type of joint is mating the end •...

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    • Plug your Biscuit Joiner into power supply and cut T- JOINTS slots in all boards that require end slots. See Figure See Figures 11-15. 13. Follow procedures explained in "Edge-To- A T-joint is used when the end of a board is joined to Edge Joints".

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    T-JOINTS (Continued) • Finally, disassemble the workpieces and place a bead of glue in each slot. Also, spread a bead of • Place your Biscuit Joiner on vertical board as glue over the entire surface of the joint. Reinsert shown in Figure 15 and align indicator marks on the biscuits and assemble the workpieces.

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    FLAT MITER JOINTS (Continued) man Place your Biscuit Joiner on workpiece with the fence resting on the long side of workpiece as • Depress the switch trigger and let the motor build shown in Figure 18. The front base should be to its maximum speed, then gradually push Biscuit against the mitered edge of the workpiece.

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    Hinge joints are used when joining two boards using • Set fence angle at 90 °. hinges supplied in one of Craftsman's optional hinge kits. Jewelry boxes, doors on clocks, recipe boxes, etc, • Loosen height adjustment knobs, then pull and are typical applications.

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    BLADE REPLACEMENT • Using a 9/64 in. hex key, remove blade screw. See Figures 20-22. Note: Turn blade screw counterclockwise to remove. See Figure 22. After extended use, the blade on your Biscuit Joiner may become dull. If you accidentally hit a nail or other OUTER blunt object, it will dull or break the blade.

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    WARNING: When servicing, use only identical Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other part may create a hazard or cause product damage. CLEANING BASE ASSEMBLY See Figures 23-25. NOTCH(ES) After extended use, wood particles and resin may build up inside the base assembly of your Biscuit Joiner and clog the path for wood particles going through dust exhaust opening.

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    GENERAL WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields during power tool Only the parts shown on parts list, page 23, are operation or when blowing dust. If operation is intended to be repaired or replaced by the customer. dusty, also wear a dust mask.

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    PROBLEM SOLUTION Biscuits do not fit slots. Biscuits not fitting Biscuit slots are too deep or too shallow. Make fine adjustments to depth setting. See "TO slots may also cause misalignment of boards being joined. MAKE FINE ADJUSTMENTS" section on page Biscuit thickness may be out of tolerance.

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    CRAFTSMAN DETAIL BISCUIT JOINER - MODEL NUMBER 315.175500 SEE NOTE "A" PAGE 23...

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    CRAFTSMAN DETAIL BISCUIT JOINER - MODEL NUMBER 315.175500 I The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your DETAIL BISCUIT JOINER or when ordedng repair parts.

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