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Copyright © 2005 Porter-Cable Corporation
Please be certain that the person who is to use
this equipment carefully reads and understands
these instructions before starting operations
The Model and Serial No. plate is located on the
main housing of the tool. Record these numbers in
the spaces below and retain for future reference.
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Part No. 904373 - 02-02-05


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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Router MODEL 691 IMPORTANT Please be certain that the person who is to use To learn more about Porter-Cable visit our website at: this equipment carefully reads and understands these instructions before starting operations The Model and Serial No. plate is located on the main housing of the tool.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Improper operation, maintenance or modification of tools or equipment could result in serious injury and property damage. There are certain applications for which tools and equipment are designed. Porter-Cable strongly recommends that this product NOT be modified and/or used for any application other than for which it was designed.

  • Page 3: Safety Guidelines

    SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS It is important for you to read and understand this manual. The information it contains relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols below are used to help you recognize this information. indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

  • Page 4: General Safety Rules

    GENERAL SAFETY RULES Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term "power tool" in all of the warnings listed below refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.

  • Page 5

    GENERAL SAFETY RULES continued d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury. e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.

  • Page 6: Additional Specific Safety Rules

    ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES Hold power tools by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a "live" wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool "live"...

  • Page 7

    SYMBOL DEFINITION ......volts ......amperes ......hertz ......watts ......kilowatts ......farads µF ......microfarads ......litres ......grams ......kilograms ......bars ......pascals ......hours ......minutes ......seconds speed …/min or …min ..Revolutions or reciprocations per minute or d.c.

  • Page 8: Carton Contents

    MOTOR Many Porter-Cable tools will operate on either D.C., or single phase 25 to 60 cycle A.C. current and voltage within plus or minus 5 percent of that shown on the specification plate on the tool. Several models, however, are designed for A.C.

  • Page 9: Assembly

    NOTE: This tool is shipped completely assembled. No assembly time or tools are required. OPERATION SELECTING THE BIT The 691 comes furnished with two collets which can accept bits with " and " diameter shanks. A ” collet is available as an accessory.

  • Page 10

    ATTACHING THE MOTOR DISCONNECT BOTH POWER CORDS (base and motor) FROM POWER SOURCE. Loosen the clamp screw (A), Fig. 3 to set the power unit in the base unit. With the motor switch (C) positioned (Fig. 3), insert the motor unit into the base aligning the lower pin (B) with the groove in the base.

  • Page 11

    Also keep a firm grip on the router to resist starting torque. When using the 691, which is equipped with a switch-in-handle (Fig. 8), check to see that the motor unit power cord (A) is plugged into the handle, and that the switch (B) on the motor is set to the ON position.

  • Page 12

    To allow the tool to run without continually pressing the trigger (C), Fig. 8, press the trigger (C) into the handle and engage the switch locking button (D) on the side of the handle. While holding the button in, slowly release the trigger.

  • Page 13: Troubleshooting

    TEMPLET GUIDE Fig. 11 Fig. 10 TROUBLESHOOTING For assistance with your tool, visit our website at for a list of service centers or call the Porter-Cable help line at 1-800-487-8665. MAINTENANCE KEEP TOOL CLEAN Periodically blow out all air passages with dry compressed air. All plastic parts should be cleaned with a soft damp cloth.

  • Page 14: Service

    PORTER-CABLE LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY Porter-Cable warrants its Professional Power Tools for a period of one year from the date of original purchase. We will repair or replace at our option, any part or parts of the product and accessories covered under this warranty which, after examination, proves to be defective in workmanship or material during the warranty period.

  • Page 15: EspaÑol

    Porter-Cable • Delta products should be obtained by contacting any Porter-Cable • Delta Distributor, Authorized Service Center, or Porter-Cable • Delta Factory Service Center. If you do not have access to any of these, call 888-848-5175 and you will be directed to the nearest Porter-Cable •...

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