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• r i ii OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NO . 315.174730 CAUTION : CRn TSMn Read Rules for Safe Operation Electronic Router and All Instruc - tions Carefully Double Insulated Warranty f Introduction Operation Maintenance Thank You for Buying Craftsman Tools Repair Parts Soldonly by SEARS , ROEBUCKAND CO . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 612547 - 817 3 - 95 PrintedIn U . S . A .
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FULLONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN ELECTRONIC ROUTER I If thisCraftsmanElectronicRouterfailsto give completesatisfactionwithinone year from the date of purchaseD RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICECENTER / DEPARTMENT THROUGHOUT THE UNITE STATES andSears willrepairit , free of charge . Ifthisrouterisusedforcommercialorrentalpurposesthiswarrantyappliesforonly90daysfromthedate ofpurchase . Thiswarrantygivesyouspecificlegalrights , andyoumay alsohave otherrightswhichvary fromstate to state . SEARS , ROEBUCKAND CO . DEPT . 817WA HOFFMAN ESTATES , IL 60179 INTRODUCTION IMPORTANT - Servicingof a tool with double insulation DOUBLE INSULATION is a concept in safety , in electric requiresextreme care and knowledgeof the system and powertools , whicheliminatesthe need for the usual three shouldbe performedonlyby a qualifiedservicetechnician . wire groundedpowercord and groundedsupplysystem . For servicewe suggestyou returnthe toolto your nearest Whereverthere is electriccurrentin the toolthere are two Sears Storefor repair . Alwaysuse originalfactory replace - completesetsof insulationto protectthe user . All exposed ment partswhenservicing . metal partsare isolatedfrom internalmetal motorcompo - nentswithprotectinginsulation . RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS 1 . KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL - Read owner's Don't use a circular saw for cutting tree limbs or logs . manual carefully . Learn its applications and limita - 10 . WEAR PROPER APPAREL . No loose clothingor tions as well as the specific potential hazards re - lated to this tool . jewelry to get caught inmovingparts . Rubber gloves and non - skid footwear are recommended when 2 . GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK BY PREVENTING BODY CONTACT WITH working outdoors . Also , wear protective hair cover - GROUNDED SURFACES . For example : Pipes , ing to contain long hair and keep it from being drawn into air vents . radiators , ranges , refrigerator enclosures . 11 . ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES . Everyday 3 . KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and In working order . 4 . KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN . Cluttered areas and eyeglasses have only impact - resistantlenses ; they benches invite accidents . are NOT safety glasses . 5 . AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT , Don't use 12 . PROTECT YOUR LUNGS . Wear a face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty . power tool in damp or wet locations or expose to 13 . PROTECT YOUR HEARING . Wear hearing pro - rain . Keep work area well lit . 6 . KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY . All visi - tection during extended periods of operation . 14 . DON'T ABUSE CORD . Never carry tool by cord or torsshould wear safety glasses and be kept a safe distancefrom work area . Do not let visitorscontact yank it to disconnect from receptacle . Keep cord tool or extension cord . from heat , oll and sharp edges . 7 . STORE IDLE TOOLS . When not inuse toolsshould 15 . SECURE WORK . Use clamps or a vise to hold work . Both hands are needed to operate the tool . be stored in a dry , high or locked - up place - out of 16 . DON'T OVERREACH . Keep proper footing and the reach of children . balance at all times . Do not use on a ladder or 8 . DON'T FORCE TOOL . It will do the job better and unstable support . safer at the rate for which it was designed . 9 . USE RIGHT TOOL . Don't force small tool or at - 17 . MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE . Keep tools sharp at all times , and clean for best and safest perfor - tachment to do the job of a heavy duty tool . Don't mance . Follow instructions for lubricating and use tool for purpose not intended - for example - changing accessories . Page 2
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION ( Continued ) 18 . DISCONNECT TOOLS . When not in use , before 29 . STAY ALERT . Watch what you are doing and use servicing , or when changing attachments , blades , common sense . Do not operate tool when you are tired . Do not rush . bits , cutters , etc . , all tools should be disconnected CHECK DAMAGED PARTS . Before further use of from power supply . 30 . 19 . REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES . the tool , a guard or other part that is damaged Form habit of checking to see that keys and adjust - shouldbe carefullychecked to determinethat it will ing wrenches are removed from tool before turning operate properly and perform its intended function . it on . Check for alignment of moving pads , binding of 20 . AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING . Don't carry moving parts , breakage of parts , mounting , and any other conditions that may affect its operation . plugged - in tools with finger on switch . Be sure switchIs off when plugging in . A guard or other part that is damaged should be 21 . MAKE SURE YOUR EXTENSION CORD IS IN propedy repaired or replaced by an authorized service center unless indicated elsewhere in this GOOD CONDITION . When using an extension instructionmanual . cord , be sure to use one heavy enough to carrythe DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT current your product will draw . An undersized cord 31 . TURN IT ON AND OFF . Have defective switches will cause a drop in line voltage resultingin loss of replaced by an authorized service center . power and overheating . A wire gage size ( A . W . G . ) of at least 14 is recommended for an extension 32 . Inspectfor and remove all nails from lumberbefore routing . cord 100 feet or less in length . A cord exceeding DO NOT USE TOOL UNDER " BROWN - OUT " OR 100 feet is not recommended . If in doubt , use the 33 . OTHER LOW VOLTAGE CONDITIONS . Also , do next heavier gage . The smaller the gage number , the heavier the cord . not use with any device that could cause the power 22 . OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS . When tool , supplyvoltage to change . DRUGS , ALCOHOL , MEDICATION . Do not oper - is used outdoors , use only extension cords suit - 34 . ate tool while underthe influence of drugs , alcohol , able for use outdoors . Outdoor appi'ovedcordsare or any medication . marked withthe suffix W - A , for example - SJTW - A WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL or SJOW - A . 35 . CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS . 23 . KEEP CUTTERS CLEAN AND SHARP . Sharp POLARIZED PLUGS . To reduce the riskof electric cutters minimize stalling and kickback . 36 . shock , this tool has a polarized plug ( one blade is 24 , KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA . wider than the other ) . This plugwill fit in a polarized Keep hands away from cutters . Do not reach un - outletonlyone way . If the plugdoes notfit fully inthe derneath work while cutter is rotating . Do not at - outlet , reverse the plug . If it still does notfit , contact tempt to remove material while cutter is rotating . a qualified electricianto installthe proper outlet . Do 25 . NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE . not change the plug in any way . Normal sparking of the motor could ignitefumes . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . Review them fre - 26 . INSPECT TOOL CORDS PERIODICALLY and if 37 . quently and use them to instruct others who may damaged , have repaired at your nearest Sears use this tool . If you loan someone this tool , loan Repair Center . Stay constantly aware of cord loca - them these instructionsalso . tion . 27 . INSPECT EXTENSION CORDS PERIODICALLY and replace if damaged . 28 . KEEP HANDLES DRY , CLEAN , AND FREE FROM OIL AND GREASE . Always use a clean cloth when cleaning . Never use brakq fluids , gaso - line , petroleum - based products or any strong sol - vents to clean your tool . Illl IIIII = lllll I , llll I I , I The operation of any router can result In foreign objects being thrown Into your eyes , which can ! result Insevere eyedamage . Before beginningpowertool operation , always wear safety goggles | or safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed . We recommend Wide | Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or atandard safety glasses with side shields , i ll available at Sears Reta ! ! Stores . J Page 3
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OPERATION Yourelectronicrouterisa versatilewoodworldngiool whichwillgiveyouyears oftrouble - freeperformance . Itis engineered withthe professionailn mind , butits ease of operationallowsthe amateurto produceworkwhichis beautifu | and precise . Yournew routerhas advancedelectronicfeatures whichare designedto assistyou Ingettingthe maximumuse from your router . Bymakingproperspeedselectionsy , ourroutercan be adjustedto yourspecfic routingneeds . Thiseliminatesmuch ofthe guessworkpreviouslyneededto performa givenjob . Boththe experiencedand inexperiencedrouterusersbenefit , obtainingprofessionallikeresultswithfewer job errors . The electronicfeatureof your routerintroducesthe flexibility of adjustingthe motorspeed to the requiredjob conditions . Speedcan be setaccordingtothe approximatecutterdiameteryouwill be usingand to the hardnessof the matedalbeing cut . Also , the bestcutsare made whenthe cutterisfed through the materialatthe properrate . When possible , you should makepracticecutson a scrap pieceof woodto get a " feel " of howfast to " feed = your router . KNOW YOUR ELECTRONIC ROUTER Beforeattemptingto useyourrouter , familiarize yourselfwithall operatingfeatures and safetyrequirements . See Figure 1 . Featuresincludeelectronicfeedback switch ; easilyoperateddepthof cutadjustment mechanism ; depthstoprings ; spindle lock ; " lock - on " switch ; variablespeedcontrolselector ; speedselectionchart ; dustpick - up ; and wrenchstoragearea . WRENCH BLOWER STORAGE AREA EXHAUST WRENCH DUST BAG POWER HANDLE SPINDLE SWITCH TRIGGER DEPTH ADJUS _ NG RING SPEED SELECTION HANDLE CHART " LOCK - ON " LEVER BUTTON DEPTH STOP RINGS VARIABLE SPEED _ CONTROL SELECTOR COLLET NUT ATTACH DUST SUBBASE CHIP SHIELD TO BLOWER EXHAUST Fig . I II " LOCK - ON " BUTTON The switchof your routeris equippedwitha " lock - on " featurewhichis convenientwhenoperatingforextended periodsof time . To lockon , depressthe trigger , pushinthe lockbuttonlocatedon the sideof the handle , thenwhile holdingthe lock buttonpushedin , releasethe trigger . To releasethe lock , depressthe triggerand releaseit . See Figure 1 . VARIABLE SPEED Your routerhasa variablespeedcontrolselectordesignedto allowoperatorcontrolofspeed andtorquelimits . See Figure 1 . Toincreasethespeedandtorqueofyourrouter , turnthevariablespeedcontrolselector to a highersetting . Turntoa lower settingtodecreasespeedandtorque . NOTE : Ifyoudonotwantto usethevariablespeedcontrolselector , turntothe highest possiblesetting , andthe featurewillnotbe active . Page 4
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OPERATION WRENCH STORAGE AREA CHIP SHIELD Your routerhas a wrench storagearea locatedonthe top Clear plasticchipshieldsare installedon the base of your endcap portionof the motor housing . When installingor routerforprotectionagainstflyingdustand chips . The chip removingcuttersremovethe wrenchfromitsstoragearea . shieldsare designedto fitthe frontand rearopeningsof the Properstorageof wrench whennot in use willhelpreduce routerbase . See Figure1 . If necessaryto remove , squeeze the possiblilityof losingwrench . See Figure 1 . tabs on each end and pull outward . To replace , squeeze tabs at each end , fit into the opening , then release . FOR INSTALLING / REMOVING CUTTERS YOUR PROTECTION DO NOT USE ROUTER WITHOUT SeeFigure2 . CHIP SHIELDS PROPERLY IN PLACE . 1 . UNPLUGYOUR ROUTER . CUTTER TURN TO ACTIVATE _ COLLET NUT 2 . Removedustbagfrom muter . 3 . Removeoneofthe clearplasticchipshieldsfromrouter . To remove , pressontabs and pulloutward . 4 . A spindle lock is located on the front of the motor housing . See Figure 1 . To activate lock , pushspindle lockinand slideinto lockposition . TO TIGHTEN = : : _ . . ' _ _ = , , _ _ " TO LOOSEN . Place yourmuterupsidedownontable , thenturncollet nutwith wrench until lockmechanismInterlocks . See Figure2 . NOTE : Spindle lockis spdngloadedandwill snapintopositionwhen lockmechanisminterlocks . Fig . 2 DUST BAG ASSEMBLY See Figure 1 . Do not connect router to power supply before Installing duet beg or connecting it to • dust collection system . 6 . Removecuttersby tumingcollet nutcounterclockwise enough to allow cutter to slip easilyfrom collet . See Figure2 . Thecollaris machinedto precisiontolerances to fit cutterswith114in . diametershanksize . 7 . Withyourmuterstillupsidedownon table , insertshank of cutterintocollet . The shankof your cuttershouldbe closeto butnottouchingbottomofcollet . TO INSTALL BAG : , 8 . Tightenthecolletnutsecurelybyturningclockwisewith The dustbagehouldbe installedby slippingit witha twisting the wrenchprovided . See Figure 2 . Put spindlelock moUonoverthe blowerexhaust . The bagshouldbe installed back in unlock position . Otherwise , the interlocking withthe zipperdownwhenrouteris inupdghtposition . mechanismofthe spindlelockwill notletyouturnyour The bag shouldbe emptiedwhen halffull . muteron . TO EMPTY BAG : Remove bagfromrouter , open zipper and shake outdust . Occasionallyturn the dust bag insideout and brushthe accumulationof dustfromthe insideof the bag . This will permitthe airto flowthroughthe bag better . 9 . Installdustbag . Page5
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OPERATION DEPTH OF CUT ADJUSTMENTS See Figures3 and 4 . We recommendthat cutsbe madeat a depthnotexceeding 118in.andthatseveralpassesbe madetoreachdepthsofcut greaterthan 1 / 8 in . 1 . UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER . ' 2 . Place your routeron a flat surface , unlockclamping lever , and adjust untilcutter is insidesubbase . See Figure3 . 3 . Turnthe depth adjustingringuntiltip of cuttertouches flatsurface . See Figure4 . DEPTH ADJUSTING 4 . Positionyourrouterso thatthe cuttercan extendbelow RING the subbasefor desireddepthsetting . CLAMPING 11641N . DEPTH 5 . Turnthe depthadjustingringtoobtainthedesireddepth LEVER SETTINGS Fig . 3 of cut . The distancethe cuttermovescan be readon the depthadjustingring . Use referencepointon motor housingto measuredepth of cut . Each mark on the depthadjustingringindicates1 / 64 inchchangeindepth setting . 6 . Lock clampinglever , securing depth adjustingringto motorhousingandbase . DEPTH STOP RINGS BASE , See Figures5 and 6 . CUTTER _ Fig . 4 Yourrouteris equippedwithdepthstopringsthat will allow youto set positivestopsfor operatingyour routerat two desireddepthsofcut . 1 . Releasedepthstoprings . To release : graspdepth stop ringtabwithyourthumbandindexfinger , andpullaway from routeras shownby the arrow . See Figure 5 . 2 . Usingdepth adjustingring , setcutterat lowestdesired depthofcut . Lockclampinglever . Positionbottomdepth stopringagainstdepthadjustingdng . Holddepth stop ringagainstdepthadjustingringandlock . See Figure6 . Note : Depthstopringendssnaptogetherto lock . 3 . Unlockclampingleverandmovedepthadjustingringto setcutteratseconddesireddepthofcut . Lockclamping lever , Positiontopdepthstopringagainstdepthadjusting ring . Holddepthstop ringagainstdepth adjusting ring andlock . SeeFigure6 . Note : Depthstopringendssnap togetherto lock . Depthstopringswillnowprovidea positivestopallowingyou to operateyour routerat two cutterdepths . Page 6
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OPERATION PRACTICE BEFORE ACTUAL USE SeeFigure7 . We suggestthatyoupracticewiththe variablespeedfeature of yourrouterbeforeinstallinga cutterand makingcuts in wood . CHECKTHE FOLLOWING BEFORE CONNECTING ROUTERTO POWER SUPPLY : 1 . Make sure power supply le 120 volts , 60 Hz , AC only . 2 . Make surethe spindlelookis in the unlockedposition . 3 . Make surethetriggeris not inthe " lock - on " position . 4 . Makesurethereis nota cutterinthe collet , 5 . Make surethe colletdoesnotextendbelowthe subbase . 6 . Choosethedesiredspeedfromthespeedselectionchart . DEPTH See Figure 7 . 7 . Turnthe variablespeed controlselectorto the desired RING setting . 8 . Plugyour routerinto powersupplysource . 9 . Graspyour routerfirmlywithboth handsandturnon . ROUTING SeeFigure8 . Forease of operationand maintainingpropercontrol , your routerhas twohandles , oneon eachsideofthe muterbase . When usingyour router holdit firmlywith both hands as showninfigure8 . Turnmuteronandletmotorbuildto itsfull speed , then graduallyfeed cutterinto workpiece . Remain POWER alertandwatchwhatyouare doing . DO NOT operaterouter HANDLE whenfatigued . ELECTRICAL CONNECTION Yourrouterhas a precisionbuiltelectricmotor . It shouldbe connectedto a power supply that is 120 volt = , 60 Hz , AC TOINCREASE only ( normal household current ) . Donotoperatethistool SPEED on direct current ( DC ) . A voltage drop of more than 10 TO DECREASE percentwill causea lossof power and overheating . If your SPEED tooldoesnotoperatewhen pluggedintoan outlet , double - checkthe power supply . HELPFUL HINTS VARIABLE SPEEDTOR / Alwaysclampworkpiecesecurelybeforemuting . CONTROL SELEC / A safe operatoris onewho thinksahead . Fig . 7 / Alwayswear eye protectionwhenrouting . / Make set - up adjustmentscarefully . Then double check . Measuretwice andcut once . / Keep cutterscleanand propertysharpened . _ / Don't let familiarity make youcareless . / Studyallsafetyrules anddo thejob safely . / NEVER placeyour hands injeopardy . / Make certainclampscan't loosenwhileinuse . i / Test difficultset - upsonscrap - - - Don'twastelumber . / Plan each operationbeforeyou begin . i / Clean your router frequently , This will provide smootheroperationofdepthadjustingringandclamp - ingleverareas . Shake muterorblowwithan airjet to removesawdustbuild - up . / THINK SAFETY BY THINKING AHEAD . Page 7
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OPERATION i PROPER FEEDING The right feed is neither too fast nor too slow . It is the rate at which the bit is being advanced firmly and surely to produce a continuous spiral of uniform chips - - without hogging into thewood to make large individual chips or , on the other hand , to create only sawdust . If you are making a small diameter , shallow groove in soft , dry wood , the proper feed may be about as fast as you can travel your router along your guide line . On the other hand , ifthe bit is a large one , the cut isdeep or the wood is hard to cut , the proper feed may be a very slow one . Then , again , a cross - grain cutmay require a slower pace TOO FAST than an identical with grain cut in the same workplece . There is no fixed rle . You will learn by expedence . , , by listeningto the muter motor and by feeling the progress of each cut . Ifat all possible , always test a cut on a scrap piece of the workpiece wood , beforehand . SPEED SELECTION In general , if the material being cut is hard , the cutter size is large , orthe depth of cut is deep ( maximum 1 / 8 in . ) , then your router shouldbe runat slower speeds . When these situations exist , turn thevariable speed control selector untilthe desired Fig . 9 speed is reached . NOTE : Carbide cutters cut at higher speeds than steel cutters and should be used when cuffing very hard materials . Youcan always detect = forcefeeding " by the soundofthe motor . Itshigh - pitchedwhinewillsoundlowerandstrongeras RATE OF FEED it loses speed . Also , the strain of holdingthe tool will be IMPORTANT : Thewhole " secret " of professionarloutingand noticeablyincreased . edgeshapingliesinmakingacarefulset - upforthe cuttobe TOO SLOW FEEDING made andinselectingthe properrate of feed . It isalsopossibleto spoil a cut bymovingthe routerforward too slowly . When it Is advancedintothe worktoo slowly , a FORCEFEEDING revolvingbitdoesnotdig intonewwoodfast enoughtotake Clean , smoothroutingand edge shapingcan be done only a bite ; instead , itsimplyscrapesawaysawdust - likeparticles . whenthe bit is revolvingat a relativelyhigh speed and is Scrapingproducesheat , whichcan glaze , burn , or mar the takingverysmallbitestoproducetiny , cleanlyseveredchips . cut - - in extremecases , can even overheatthe bitso as to If yourrouteris forced to move forward toofast , the RPMof destroyits hardness . the bitbecomesslowerthannormalin relationto itsforward Inaddition , itis moredifficultto contr I a routerwhenthe bit movement . As a result , the bit must take bigger bitesas it isscraping insteadof cutttng . With practicallyno loadonthe revolves . " Biggerbites " mean biggerchips , and a rougher motorthe bitwillbe revolvingat closeto top RPM , andwill finish . Biggerchips also require more power , whichcould havea muchgreaterthan normaltendencytobounceoffthe resultinthe routermotorbecomingoverloaded . sidesof the cut ( especially , if the wood has a pronounced Underextremeforce - feeding conditionsthe relativeRPMof grainwithhardandsoftareas ) . As a result , the cutproduced the bitcan becomeso slow - - and the bitesit has tp takeso mayhave rippled , insteadof straightsides . See Figure9 . large - - thatchipswillbe partiallyknockedoff ( ratherthanfully " Too - slowfeeding " can alsocauseyourmuterto takeoffina cutoff ) , withresultingsplinteringandgougingoftheworkpiece . wrongdirectionfromthe intendedlineof cut . Always grasp See Figure9 . and hold your router firmly with both hands when rout - Your Craftsman Router is an extremely high - speedtool ing . ( 25,000 RPMno - loadspeed ) , and willmake clean , smooth Youcan detect " too - slowfeeding " bythe runawaytoo - highly cutsif allowedto runfreelywithoutthe ovedoadof a forced pitchedsoundofthemotor ; orbyfeeling the = wiggle " ofthebit ( toofast ) feed . Threethingsthatcause = forcefeeding " arebit inthe cut . size , depth - of - cuta , ndworkpiececharactedsUcsT . he larger thebitorthedeeperthecut , the moreslowlytheroutershould bemovedforward . Ifthewoodisvery hard , knotty , gummyor damp , the operationmustbe slowedstillmore . Page 8
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OPERATION DEPTH OF CUT As previously mentioned , the depth of cut is importantbe - cause it affectsthe rate of feed which , in turn , affectsthe DEPTH OF CUT qualityof a cut ( and , also , the possibilityof damageto your routermotorandbit ) . A deepcut requiresa slowerfeed than a shallowone , anda toodeepcut willcauseyouto slowthe feed so muchthatthe bit isno longercutting , it is scraping , instead . Makinga deep cut is never advisable . The smallerbits - - Fig . 10 especiallythose only 1 / 16 inch in diameter - - - are easily brokenoff whensubjectedto toomuchsidethrust . A large enoughbit maynotbe brokenoff , butifthe cutis toodeepa roughcutwillresult - - anditmaybeverydifficulttoguideand 2ND . PASSJ I / I _ L _ controlthebitasdesired . Forthesereasons , werecommend thatyoudo notexceed 1 / 8 inchdepthofcutina singlepass , regardlessof the bitsize orthe softnessor conditionof the workpiece . See Figure 10 . To make deeper cuts it is thereforenecessaryto makeas many successivepasses as required , loweringthe bit 1 / 8 GUIDE OUTSIDE , inchfor eachnewpass . Inordertosavetime , doallthecutting necessaryatonedepthsetting , beforeloweringthebitfor the nextpass . Thiswillalsoassureauniformdepthwhenthefinal passis completed . See Figure 11 . DIRECTION OF FEED AND THRUST _ TH _ TheroutermotorandbitrevolveinaclockwisedirectionT . his Eoo givesthe toola slighttendencyto twist ( Inyourhands ) in a counterclockwisedirection , especiallywhenthe motorrevs up ( as at starting ) . Becauseofthe extremelyhighspeedof bitrotationduringa jou , o " proper feeding " operation , there is very little kickbackto contendwithundernormalconditionsH . owever , shouldthe bitstrikea knot , hard grain , foreign object , etc . that would affectthe normalprogressofthe cuttingaction , therewillbe THRUST " FEED aslightkickback - - sufficienttospoilthe truenessofyourcut if you are not prepared . Such a kickbackis always in the GUIDE INSIDE Fig . 12 directionoppositeto the directionof bitrotation . i To guard against such a kickback , plan your set - upand directionoffeed sothatyouwillalwaysbe thrustingthe tool - - ROUTING WITH GUIDE BUSHINGS toholditagainstwhateveryouare usingto guidethe cut - - in the samedirectionthat the leadingedgeofthe bitis moving . When usingtheTemplateGuideBushingsItemNo . 9 - 25082 In short , the thrustshould be in a directionthat keepsthe with your router , you must visuallycenter the bitwiththe sharpedgesof the bitcontinuouslybitingstraightintonew bushingbeforebeginningyourcut . Yourroutersubbasemay ( uncut ) wood . be adjustedby looseningthe screwsholdingthe subbaseto yourrouter . Be sureclampingleveris securelylockedbefore ROUTING centedngbit in bushing . After centering bit with bushing Wheneveryouare routinga groove , yourtravelshouldbe in tightenscrewsfirmly . . a directionthat placeswhateverguideyouare usingat the right - handside . In short , when the guide is positionedas shownin thefirstpart of Figure 12 , tooltravelshouldbe left torightandcounterclockwisearoundcurves . Whentheguide ispositionedas shown inthe secondpartof Figure12 tool travelshouldbe rightto leftandclockwisearoundcurves . If thereis a choice , the first set - upis generallythe easiestto use . Ineithercase , the sidewaysthrustyouuseisagainstthe guide . Page 9
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OPERATION STARTING AND ENDING A CUT INTERNAL ROUTING ROUTER Tilt router and place on workpieca , letting edge of subbase contact workpleoa first . Be careful not to let router bit contact workpisce . Turn router on and let motor build to itsfullspeed . Gradually feed cutter into workpleca until subbese is level _ LOT withworkplece . TOP EDGESHAPING UponcompleUonof cut , turn motoroffand let it cometo a completestopbeforeremovingrouterfromworksurface . EDGING WITH PILOT BITS The arbor - type bits with pilots are excellent for quick , easy , edge shaping of any workpleca edge that is either straight or curved at a curvature as great or greater than the radiusof the bit to be used . The pilotprevents the bit from making too deep a cut ; and holdingthe pilotfirmly Incontact withthe workpiece WHOLE EDGE SHAPING Fig . 13 edge throughout prevents the cutfrom becoming too shallow . Whenever the workpieca thickness together with the desired EDGE ROUTING depth of cut ( as adjusted by routerdepth setting ) are such that only the top part of the edge is to be shaped ( leaving at least Place router on workpiece , makingsure the routerbitdoes a 1 / 16 in . thick uncut portion at bottom ) , the pilot can ride notcontactworkplece . Turn routeronand let motorbuildto against the uncut portion , which will serve to guide it . See its full speed . Beginyour cut , graduallyfeedingcutterinto workpiece . Figure 13 . However , ifthe workpiece is too thin or the bit set too low so that there will be no uncut edge to dde the pilot against , an extra board toact as a guide mustbe placed under the workplece . This " guide " board must have exactly the same contour - - straight or curved - - - as the workplece edge . If itis positioned so that its edge is flush with the workpiece edge , the bitwill make a full cut ( in as far as the bit radius ) . On Uponcompletionof cut , turn motor off and let it cometo a the other hand , if the guide is positioned as shown in Figure completestopbeforeremovingrouterfromworksurface . 13 ( out from the workplece edge ) , the bit will make less than a full cut - - which will alter the shape of the finished edge . NOTE : Any of the piloted bits can be used without a pilot for edge shaping with guides , as preceding . The size ( diameter ) of the pilot that is used determines the maximum _ cut width that can be made with the pilot against the workpiece edge Extension Cord Length Wire Size A . W . G . ( the small pilot exposes all of the bit ; the large one reduces this amount by 1 / 16 inch ) . 0 - 25 Feet 18 25 - 50 Feet 16 EXTENSION CORDS 50 - 100 Feet 14 The useof anyextensioncordwillcause somelossof power . TOkeepthe loss toa minimumandto preventtool overheat - ing , followthe recommendedcord sizes onthe chartat the right . When toolis usedoutdoors , use onlyextensioncordse suitableforoutdooruseand somarked . Extensioncordsar availableat Sears Retail Stores . Page 10
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MAINTENANCE GENERAL Onlythe partsshownonpartslist , page 15 , are intendedto When electdctools are used on fiberglassboats , sports be repairedor replaced by the customer . All other parts cars , wallboard , spacklingcompounds , or plaster , it has representan importantpartof the doubleinsulationsystem been foundthat they are subject to acceleratedwear and and shouldbe serviced only by a qualifiedSears service possible premature failure , as the fiberglass chips and technician . grindings are highly abrasive to bearings , brushes , commutatore , tc . Consequently , itis notrecommendedthat Avoid usingsolvents when cleaning plastic parts . Most thistoolbe usedforextendedworkonanyfiberglassmaterial , plasticsare susceptible to various types of commercial wallboard , spacklingcompounds , or plaster . Duringany solventsand may be damaged by their use . Use clean use on fiberglassit is extremelyimportantthat the tool is clothsto removedirt , carbondust , etc . cleanedfrequentlyby blowingwithan airjet . PROPER CARE OF CU'I'FERS PROPER CARE OF COLLET Getfastermore accuratecuttingresultsby keepingcutters From time totime , italsobecomesnecessaryto cleanyour cleanandsharp . Removeallaccumulatedpitchandgumfrom colletandcolletnut . To doso , simplyremovecolletnutfrom cuttersaftereach use . colletandcleanthedustandchipsthathavecollectedT . hen returncolletnutto its originalposition . A cuttersharpeningkit ( Item No . 9 - 66501 ) is availablefrom Sears RetailStores . LUBRICATION When sharpening cutters , sharpen only the Inside of the All of thebearingsinthistoolare lubricatedwitha sufficient cuffingedge . Never gdnd the outside diameter . Be sure when amountof highgrade lubricantfor the lifeof the unit under sharpening the end of a cutter to grindthe clearance angle the normaloperatingconditions . Therefore , nofurther lubrica - same as originally ground . tionis required . LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT See Figure 14 . 1 . UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER . 2 . Removecutterfrommuter . 3 . Adjustmuterto maximumheight . 4 . Removescrews ( A ) and subbase ( B ) . See Figure14 . 5 . Removescrew ( C ) and worklightlens ( D ) . 6 . With bulb ( E ) pointingtowardyou , pushbulbinandturn to the left to remove from bulbsocket . NOTE : Light bulbremovaland installationis similarto removingand installinga standardautomotivebulb . 7 . Installnew bulbby reversingthe aboveprocedure . 8 . Reassembleall partsand tightenscrews securely . Page 11
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MAINTENANCE SWITCH REPLACEMENT See Figures 15 & 16 . 1 . UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER . 2 . Remove screws ( A ) and handle cover ( B ) . See Fig . 15 . 3 . NOTE THE LOCATION OF MOLDED BEND RELIEF ( C ) ON POWER HANDLE CORD AND ALL WIRING IN HANDLE . ALSO NOTE HOW EACH LEAD IS CONNECTED TO SWITCH . The side of the variable B speed control switch Is marked with Identification numbers . Connections and wiring position must be 1 / 32 IN . DIAMETER NAIL OR PIN Identical when Installing new switch . See Figure 16 . 4 . Remove leads from switch ( D ) by inserting a 1 / 32 in . diameter nail or pin into switch lead receptacle and pulling on lead as shown in figure 16 . Remove nail or pin with a twisting , pulling motion . 5 . Make lead connections to the new switch . Push each lead as far as possible into proper receptacle in switch . VARIABLE VIOLET Pull on leads to check lead connections with I _ ad re - SPEED ceptacles . SWITCH LIGHT 6 . Locate switch in handle and place leads so they won't RED be pinched or contact screws when handle cover is replaced . 7 . Make sure molded bend relief ( C ) is correctly positioned in switch handle , then replace handle cover and screws . 8 . Tighten all screws securely . DEPTH ADJUSTING RING POWERLE HAND ADJUSTMENTS OR REPLACEMENT CORD Tension on the depth adjusting ring has been factory set for propedy tightening depth of cut settings . However , ex - tended use may require that adjustments or replacement be made to depth adjusting ring . See Figures 17 - 19 . 1 . UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER . To makeadjustments to depth adjusting ring : 2 . Tighten or loosen top screw in depth adjusting ring . See Figure 17 . Make adjustments with top screw only . To replace depth adjusting ring : . Removedepth stoprings . To remove : Depress lipon depthstopringand slideendof depthstopringoverlip . See Figure 17 . 4 . Removescrew from rear of depthadjustingring , See Figure18 . Page 12
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MAINTENANCE DEPTH ADJUSTING RING ADJUSTMENTS OR REPLACEMENT ( Continued ) 5 . Remove two screws on front of depth adjusting ring . Also remove slide nut from pocket inside clamping lever . NOTE ; Depth adjusting ring replacement Is the only time bottom screw should be removed . 6 . Remove depth adjusting ring . 7 . Position new depth adjusting ring in place and secure with the same screws and slide nut used to secure old depth adjusting ring . 8 . Make all adjustments with top screw ( # 10 - 32 x 15 / 16 In . Fil . Hd . ) as mentioned previously . Bottom screw ( # 6 - 19 x 1 / 2 In . Pan Hd . ) should have up to a maximum 114 In . ( . 250 ) clearance , allowing flexibility for top screw adjustments . See Figure 19 . ACCESSORIES ' - " - - THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ARE CURRENT AND WERE AVAILABLE AT THE TIME THIS MANUAL WAS PRINTED . DovetailTemplate ( 9 - 2579 ) TemplateGuide Bushings ( 9 - 25082 ) BoxJointTemplate ( 9 - 2580 ) Rout - A - FormPantograph ( 9 - 25187 ) Mill - WorksMoldingMaker ( 9 - 25254 ) TemplateSet ( 9 - 2573 ) Bis - KitPlateJointerKit ( 9 - 25423 ) SharpeningKit ( 9 - 66501 ) Multi - PurposeRouterGuide ( 9 - 25179 ) FullView RouterBase ( 9 - 25086 ) STRAIGHT COMB - HINGE DOVETAIL RABBET OGEE COVE BEAD ARBOR COMBI . VEINING COREBOX FACE NATION MOR11 _ NG CttlTI _ BIT BIT OUARTER - NATION BITS BIT ROUND = r _ m PANEL BITS STRAIGHT , BIT BITS CUTTER 3 / 16 " 26301 - 3 / 8 " BITS 26300 - 1 / 2 " cm'n _ 26306 " 25576 - 3 / 6 " ' 25575 - 1 / 2 " 26326 ` 114 " 26326 - 1 / 2 " I ' 1 ) 28330 - 1 / 11 " V - GROOVEI 26317 - 1 / 16 " 26329 - 3 / 18 " ® 26316 - 1 / 11 " FOR FORMICA II 28316 ` 1 / 4 " " 2541 26314 - _ t / 3 " 26313 - 1 / 2 " VENEER 1 / 4 " , S / 16 " R , OMANO 45 ° 26306 ` I / 4 " 2631 : ; 1 - 3 / 4 " 26308 - 3 / 8 " WITH 2 DOUBLE END CUTTER 3 / 8 " 20304 - 5 / 32 " CHAMFER 26307 - 1 / 2 " BALLNGS 2 _ - 1N " ; 48 " . 60 " 1 / 2 " 2 _ 13 - t / 4 . 2630 _ 1 / 4 . BIT BEARI STRAIGHT 26336 26313 - 1 / 2 " 26310 " 25524 ° 1 / 4 " • 251641 - 3 / 8 " V - GROOVE " 26528 - 5 / 16 " " 26503 - 1 / 4 " ( 1 / 2 [ & 5 / 8 " ) 263,13 ° 25413 " 25507 - . 5 / 32 " " 25826 ` . 3 / 6 " " 26582 26303 2 _ ! 22 - 1 / 2 " * 25 _ dS6 ` 3 / 8 " * 25895 BEVEL " 25504 - 114 " ° 2 " 3627 - 1 / 2 " " 26r / 11 - 1 / 2 - " 25565 - 1 / 2 " ° 25606 ` , 1 / 4 " ° 25412 I ' " * CARBIDE TIPPED'BITS I The use of attachments or accessories not listed above might be hazardous . Page 13
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CRAFTSMAN ROUTER - MODEL NUMBER 315.174730 TRhOeUTmEoRdelornuwmhebnerowrdillebriengforuenpdaironpaartpsl . ate attached to the motor housing . Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your | ! SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS PARTS LIST Key Part Key Part No . Number Description Quan . No . Number Description Quan . 1 989985 - 003 Coilet Nut ( 1 / 4 In . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 22 970702 - 001 Logo Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 612866 - 001 23 970503 - 204 Cap Screw ( # 5 - 40 x 114 In , Soc . Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 970510 - 001 Lock Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 24 606688 - OO2 Chip Shield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 4 970692 - 002 Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 25 998586 - 001 * Screw ( # 10 - 32 x 1 / 4 In . Pan Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 5 607433 - 003 Spacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 26 612191 - 004 Subbase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 610958 - 001 Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 27 98,9684 - 001 * Screw ( # 6 - 32 x 1 / 4 In . Pan Hd . T . C . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 970517 - 001 End Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 28 970516 - 001 Work Ught Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 617966 - 011 * Screw ( # 8 - 10 x 3 / 4 In . Pan Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 29 990822 - 002 Vadable Speed Control Selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 622931 - 007 30 610530 - 002 * Screw ( # 6 - 32 x 1 - 5 / 16 In , Fil . Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Light Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 10 970701 - 001 Data Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 31 970793 - 007 Red Lead ( 2 In . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 11 989935 - 006 Wrench ( 9 / 16 In . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 32 970793 - 008 Red Lead ( 4 In . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 706404 - 004 33 9706.98 - 000 * Hex Nut ( # 6 - 32 ) * * STD541006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Power Handle Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 13 970855 - 001 * Screw ( # 5 - 20 x 3 / 8 In . Hi - Lo RL Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 34 610951 - 001 Light Bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 15 973109 - 001 Slide Nut ( # 10 - 32 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 35 623814 - 007 o . . o . . . . . ° . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , o ° o ° o 1 16 970511 - 002 Clamping Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 36 623173 - 002 Wire Nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 17 610966.001 Vacuum Hose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 37 971788 - 001 Dust Bag Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 18 622932 - 014 Roll Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 38 970505 - 001 Stop Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 e 19 606066 - 004 * Screw ( # 10 - 32 x 3 / 4 In . Pan Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 39 968700 - 007 * Screw ( # 6 - 19 x 112In . Pan Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 20 617966 - 028 * Screw ( # 8 - 10 x 1 / 2 In . Pan Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 40 990146 - 002 * Screw ( # 10 - 32 x 15 / 16 In . Fil . Hd . ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 21 970699 - 000 Handle Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 41 970504 - 001 Depth Adjusting Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 612547 - 817 Owner's Manual NOTE : " A ' - The assembly shown representsan 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 . * Slandard Hardware Item - - May Be Purchased Locally * * Avallable From Dlv . 96 - - Source 980.00 Page 15
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CRAFTSMAN OWNER'S Electronic Router MANUAL Double Insulated Now that you have purchased your router , should a need SERVICE ever exist for repair parts or service , simply contact any Sears Service Center and most Sears , Roebuck and Co . stores . Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit . The model number of your router will be found on a plate MODEL NO . attached to the motor housing . 315.174730 WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS , ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION : HOW TO ORDER • PART NUMBER • PART DESCRIPTION REPAIR PARTS • MODEL NUMBER • NAME OF ITEM 315.174730 Electronic Router All parts listed may be ordered from any Sears Service Center and most Sears stores . If the parts you need are not stocked locally , your order will be electronically transmitted to a Sears Repair Parts Distribution Center for handling . SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179
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