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This a Craftsman Router. 9.5 amp/2.0 hp motor provides plenty of power for almost any routing application. Plunge action is ideal for accurate starting of internal surface cuts, freehand lettering, mortising, inlay work, etc.

* 100 percent ball bearing construction helps prolong tool life

* Integral plunge lock trigger locks at desired depth

* 1/4 in. collet

* Spindle lock provides easy bit changes

* Rocker switch provides continuous use with less operator fatigue

* Cam style depth lock


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Operator's Manual ICRRFTSMRN'I ROUTER Double Insulated Model No . 315.175340 Save this manual for future reference _ , CAUTION : Read and follow all safety rules and operating instructions before first use of this product . Customer Help Line : 1 - 800 - 932 - 3188 Sears , Roebuck and Co . , 3333 Beverly Rd . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman Web page : www . sears . com / craftsman CQUS 983000 - 176 1 - 03
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FULLONEYEARWARRANTOYNCRRFT , _ MRRNOUTER IfthisCRnFTSMntMoolfailsto givecompletesatisfactiownithinoneyearfromthedateofpurchaser , eturnit to thenearestSearsstoreinthe UnitedStates , andSearswillrepairit , freeofcharge . IfthisI " RnPTSMRN tool is used for commercial or rental purposes , this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817 WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 Your router has many features for making routing , _ WARNING : Do not attempt to use this product operations more pleasant and enjoyable . Safety , until you thoroughly read and completely performance and dependability have been given top understand the operator's manual . Pay close priority in the design of this product , making it easy to attention to the safety rules , including Dangers , maintain and operate . Warnings , and Cautions . If you use this product properly and only as intended , you will enjoy years of safe , reliable service . _ , Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions . It means attention ! ! ! Your safety is involved . , _ WARNING : The operation of any tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Before beginning 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 standard safety glasses with side shields . Always wear eye protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87 . 1 . 2
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• Dress properly . Do not wear loose clothing or WARNING : Read and understand all instructions . Failure to follow all instructions listed jewelry . Contain long hair . Keep your hair , cloth - ing , and gloves away from moving parts . Loose below , may result in electric shock , fire and / or clothes , jewelry , or long hair can be caught in moving serious personal injury . parts . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Avoid accidental starting . Be sure switch is off before plugging in . Carrying tools with your finger WORK AREA on the switch or plugging in tools that have the switch • Keep your work area clean and well lit . Cluttered on , invites accidents . benches and dark areas invite accidents . • Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before • Do not operate power tools in explosive atmo - turning the tool on . A wrench or a key that is left spheres , such as in the presence of flammable attached to a rotating part of the tool may result in liquids , gases , or dust . Power tools may create personal injury . sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes . Do not overreach . Keep proper footing and • Keep bystanders , children , and visitors away balance at all times . Proper footing and balance while operating a power tool . Distractions can enables better control of the tool in unexpected cause you to lose control . situations . Do not use on a ladder or unstable sup - port . ELECTRICAL SAFETY Use safety equipment . Always wear eye protec - • Double insulated tools are equipped with a tion . Dust mask , non - skid safety shoes , hard hat , or polarized plug ( one blade is wider than the other ) . hearing protection must be used for appropriate This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one conditions . way . If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet , TOOLUSEAND CARE reverse the plug . If it still does not fit , contact a qualified electrician to install a polarized outlet . • Use clamps or other practical way to secure and Do not change the plug in any way . Double insula - support the workpiece to a stable platform . tion [ ] eliminates the need for the three - wire Holding the work by hand or against your body is grounded power cord and grounded power supply unstable and may lead to loss of control . system . • Do not force tool . Use the correct tool for your • Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces , such application . The correct tool will do the job better as pipes , radiators , ranges , and refrigerators . There and safer at the rate for which it is designed . is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is • Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off . grounded . Any tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is • Don't expose power tools to rain or wet conditions . dangerous and must be repaired . Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of elec - Disconnect the plug from power source before tric shock . making any adjustments , changing accessories , • Do not abuse the cord . Never use the cord to carry or storing the tool . Such preventive safety mea - the tools or pull the plug from an outlet . Keep cord sures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally . away from heat , oil , sharp edges , or moving parts . • Store idle tools out of the reach of children and Replace damaged cords immediately . Damaged other untrained persons . Tools are dangerous in the cords increase the risk of electric shock . hands of untrained users . • When operating a power tool outside , use an out - Maintain tools with care . Keep cutting tools sharp door extension cord marked " W - A " or " W " . These and clean . Properly maintained tools with sharp cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to electric shock . control . PERSONALSAFETY • Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts , breakage of parts , and any other condition • Stay alert , watch what you are doing and use that may affect the tool's operation . If damaged , common sense when operating a power tool . Do have the tool serviced before using . Many acci - not use tool while tired or under the influence of dents are caused by poorly maintained tools . drugs , alcohol , or medication . A moment of inatten - tion while operating power tools may result in serious • Use only accessories that are recommended by the manufacturer for your model . Accessories that personal injury . may be suitable for one tool , may become hazardous when used on another tool . 3
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SERVICE • When servicing a tool , use only identical replace - ment parts . Follow instructions in the Mainte - • Tool service must be performed only by qualified nance section of this manual . Use of unauthorized repair personnel . Service or maintenance performed parts or failure to follow Maintenance Instructions by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of may create a risk of electric shock or injury . injury . Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its cord . Contact with a " live " wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool " live " and shock the operator . ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION • Make sure your extension cord is in good condi - tion . When using an extension cord , be sure to • Know your power tool . Read operator's manual use one heavy enough to carry the current your carefully . Learn its applications and limitations , product will draw . A wire gage size ( A . W . G . ) of at as well as the specific potential hazards related to least 14 is recommended for an extension cord 50 this tool . Following this rule will reduce the risk of feet or less in length . A cord exceeding 100 feet is electric shock , fire , or serious injury . not recommended . If in doubt , use the next • Always wear safety glasses . Everyday eyeglasses heavier gage . The smaller the gage number , the have only impact - resistant lenses ; they are NOT heavier the cord . An undersized cord will cause a safety glasses . Following this rule will reduce the drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and risk of serious personal injury . overheating . • Protect your lungs . Wear a face or dust mask if • Inspect for and remove all nails from lumber the operation is dusty . Following this rule will before using this tool . Following this rule will reduce reduce the risk of serious personal injury . the risk of serious personal injury . • Protect your hearing . Wear hearing protection • Drugs , alcohol , medication . Do not operate tool during extended periods of operation . Following while under the influence of drugs , alcohol , or this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury . any medication . Following this rule will reduce the • Inspect tool cords periodically and , if damaged , risk of electric shock , fire , or serious personal injury . have repaired at your nearest authorized service • Save these instructions . Refer to them frequently center . Constantly stay aware of cord location . and use them to instruct others who may use this Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric tool . If you loan someone this tool , loan them shock or fire . these instructions also . • Never attempt to use the router motor without first installing it in the fixed base ( Model No . WARNING : Some dust created by power sanding , A 315.175310 ) , D - handle base ( Model No . sawing , grinding , drilling , and other construction 315.175300 ) , or plunge base ( Model No . activities contains chemicals known to cause 315.175320 ) . cancer , birth defects or other reproductive harm . Some examples of these chemicals are : • Check damaged parts . Before further use of the tool , a guard or other part that is damaged should • lead from lead - based paints , be carefully checked to determine that it will • crystalline silica from bricks and cement and operate properly and perform its intended func - other masonry products , and tion . Check for alignment of moving parts , bind - ing of moving parts , breakage of parts , mounting , • arsenic and chromium from chemically - treated and any other conditions that may affect its lumber . operation . A guard or other part that is damaged Your risk from these exposures varies , depending should be properly repaired or replaced by an on how often you do this type of work . To reduce authorized service center . Following this rule will your exposure to these chemicals : work in a well reduce the risk of shock , fire , or serious injury . ventilated area , and work with approved safety • De net abuse cord . Never carry the tool by the equipment , such as those dust masks that are cord or yank it to disconnect it from the recep - specially designed to filter out microscopic tacle . Keep cord away from heat , oil , and sharp particles . edges . Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock or fire . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 4
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Important : Someofthefollowingsymbolsmaybeusedonyourtool . Pleasestudythemandlearntheirmeaning . Properinterpretatioonfthesesymbolswillallowyouto operatethetoolbetterandsafer . SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION / EXPLANATION V Volts Voltage A Amperes Current Hz Hertz Frequency ( cycles per second ) W Watt Power min Minutes Time Alternating Current Type or a characteristic of current no No Load Speed Rotational speed , at no load [ ] Class 11Construction Double - insulated construction / min Per Minute Revolutions , reciprocations , strokes , surface speed , orbits , etc . per minute Safety your safety , _ Alert Precautions that involve locations . Wet Conditions Alert Do not expose to rain or use in damp 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 . SYMBOL MEANING , _ DANGER : Indicates an imminently hazardous situation , which , if not avoided , will result in death or serious injury . i _ WARNING : Indicates a potentially hazardous situation , which , if not avoided , could result in serious injury . , _ CAUTION : Indicates a potentially hazardous situation , which , if not avoided , may result in minor or moderate injury . It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices that may cause property damage . Important : Advises you of important information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment . Note : Advises you of additional information concerning the operation or maintenance of the equipment . 5
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DepthofCut ( FixedBase & D - handleBase ) . . . . . . . 1 - 1 / 2in Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 2.0Volts , 60Hz , AConly , 9.5Amps DepthofPlunge ( PlungeBase ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . i.n . . NoLoadSpeed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 5 . . , . 0 . . 00 / min Collet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . / . 4 . . in . . . . . . PowerCord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 0 . . f.t . . . . . Horsepowe . . r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N2 . . . . . . . . . . etWeigh.t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . lb . . . . . 6 . oz . DOUBLE INSULATION EXTENSION CORDS Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of tools , which eliminates the need for the usual three - wire power . To keep the loss to a minimum and to prevent grounded power cord . All exposed metal parts are tool overheating , use an extension cord that is heavy isolated from the internal metal motor components with enough to carry the current the tool will draw . protecting insulation . Double insulated tools do not need A wire gage size ( A . W . G . ) of at least 14 is to be grounded . recommended for an extension cord 50 feet or less in Important : Servicing of a tool with double insulation length . When working outdoors , use an extension cord requires extreme care and knowledge of the system and that is suitable for outdoor use . This type of cord is should be performed only by a qualified service designated with " WA " on the cord's jacket . technician . For service , we suggest you return the tool to your nearest authorized service center for repair . , _ 1i CAUTION : Keep extension cords clear of thepower When servicing , use only identical Craftsman working area . While you are working with a replacement parts . tool , position the cord so that it will not get caught on lumber , tools , or other obstructions . , _ WARNING : The double insulated system isulting intended to protect the user from shock res , _ WARNING : Check extension cords before each from a break in the tool's internal wiring . Observe use . If damaged , replace them immediately . Never all normal safety precautions to avoid electrical use a damaged cord with this tool . Touching the shock . damaged area could cause serious injury due to electrical shock . ELECTRICAL CONNECTION Extension cords suitable for use with your tool are The router has a precision built electric motor . It should available at your nearest Sears retail store . be connected to a power supply that is 120 volts , 60 Hz , AC only ( normal household current ) . Do not operate this tool on direct current ( DC ) . A substantial voltage drop will cause a loss of power and the motor will overheat . If your tool does not operate when plugged into an outlet , double - check the power supply . 6
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INSTRUCTIONS PACKING LIST Router Motor • Carefully remove the tool and the accessories from the box . Wrench • Make sure that all items listed in the packing list are Operator's Manual included . • Inspect the tool carefully to be sure no breakage or , _ h WARNING : If any parts are missing , do not damage occurred during shipping . operate your tool until the missing parts are replaced . Failure to do so could result in serious • Do not discard the packing material until you have personal injury . carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the tool . • If any parts are damaged or missing , please call , _ WARNING : The router should never be 1 - 800 - 932 - 3188 for assistance . connected to a power supply when you are assembling parts , making adjustments , cleaning , performing maintenance , or when the tool is not in use . Disconnecting the tool prevents accidental starting that could cause serious injury . 7
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SPINDLE LOCK Beforeusingtherouter , familiarizeyourselwf ithallever , operatingfeaturesandsafetyrequirementsH . roweless . The spindle lock secures the spindle while you make donotletfamiliaritywiththetoolmakeyouca adjustments and acts as a retainer to keep the router body from coming out of the base . _ WARNING : Exercisecautionwhenusingthe routerC . arelessactionsf , . orevenafractionofa secondc , anresultinseriouspersonailnjury Yournewroutermotorisequippedwiththefollowing featuresS . ee Figure 1 . SWITCH The router has a conveniently located toggle switch . SWITCH MOTOR HOUSING _ SPINDLE LOCK BUTTON Fig . 1 8
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7 . Place the plunge base on a flat surface . _ lb WARNING : The router should never be connected to a power supply when you are 8 . Loosen the locking knob . assembling parts , making adjustments , cleaning , performing maintenance , or when the tool is not in , _ CAUTION : Do not tighten the locking knob use . Disconnecting the tool prevents accidental without the motor installed in the base . Failure to starting that could cause serious injury . heed this caution may result in permanant damage to the locking mechanism . SWITCHING ROUTER BASES 9 . Align the slot on the motor housing with the groove You can easily switch from the fixed base or D - handle on the base . base router to the plunge base router and vice versa . 10 . Depress and hold the spindle lock button . TO SWITCH FROM FIXED BASE OR D - HANDLE 11 . Slide the motor housing into the base . BASE TO PLUNGE BASE See Figures 2 and 3 . 12 . Tighten the locking knob . Follow these steps to switch from the fixed base or D - handle base to the plunge base . GROOVEON THE BASE 1 . Unplug the router . dl _ L WARNING : Failure to unplug the tool could result m serious injury due to accidental starting . LOCKING KNOB 2 . Place the router upside down with the Craftsman label away from you . 3 . Loosen the locking arm on the base . 4 . Depress and hold the spindle lock button on the motor . 5 . Turn the collet nut until the hole in the collet aligns with the spindle lock button . 6 . Turn the depth adjustment ring counterclockwise until the base dislodges from the motor housing . Fig . 3 LOCKING ARM DEPTH ADJUSTMENT RING Fig . 2 9
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TO SWITCH FROM PLUNGE BASE TO FIXED BASE OR D - HANDLE BASE See Figures 4 , 5 , and 6 . Follow these steps to switch from the plunge base to the fixed base or D - handle base . LOCKING ARM 1 . Unplug the router . NOTCH , _ 1 WARNING : Failure to unplug the tool could result in serious injury due to accidental starting . 2 . Place the router on a flat surface . 3 . Loosen the locking knob . 4 . Depress and hold the spindle lock button . 5 . Remove the motor housing from the plunge base . LOCKING Fig . 5 SPINDLE LOCK BUTTON Fig . 4 DEPTH ADJUSTMENT 6 . Place the fixed base or D - handle base on a flat RING surface . 7 . Loosen the locking arm . 8 . Align the notch in the depth adjustment ring with the indicator point on the base . Fig . 6 9 . Place the router motor upside down . 10 . Align the spindle lock button with the groove in the base . 11 . Depress and hold the spindle lock button on the motor . 12 . Slide the base onto the motor housing . 13 . Turn the depth adjustment ring clockwise until the spindle lock button slides above the locking arm . 14 . Tighten the locking arm . 10
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REMOVING / INSERTING CUTTERS See Figure 7 . Follow these steps to remove or insert cutters . TO 1 . Unplug the router . LOOSEN , _ WARNING : Failure to unplug the tool could result in serious injury due to accidental starting . TO _ hL CAUTION : To prevent damage to the spindle or • TIGHTEN spindle lock , always allow motor to come to a complete stop before engaging the spindle lock . 2 . Lay the router down on a workbench in order to gain easy access to collet nut . 3 . Depress and hold the spindle lock button . 4 . Loosen the collet nut by turning it counterclockwise with the wrench provided . _ h WARNING : If you are changing a cutter immediately after use , be careful not to touch the cutter or collet with your hands or fingers . Always use the wrench provided . . Choose one of these options : • To remove the cutter : Remove the cutter from the SPINDLE LOCK collet . BUTTON • To insert the cutter : Fig . 7 a ) Insert the shank of the cutter until the shank ADJUSTING DEPTH OF CUT bottoms out , then pull it out 1 / 16 in . ( 1.6 mm ) to allow for expansion when the bit gets hot . Proper depth of cut depends on several factors : the horsepower of the router motor , the type of cutter , and b ) Tighten the collet nut securely by turning it the type of wood . A lightweight , low horsepower router clockwise with the wrench provided . is designed for making shallow cuts . A router with a high c ) Release the spindle lock button . horsepower rating can safely cut deeper . Small cutters , such as veining bits with 1 / 16 in . ( 1.6 mm ) cutting _ t WARNING : If the collet nut is not securely diameters , are designed to remove only small amounts tightened , the cutter may detach during use of wood . Large cutters , such as straight - flute bits , are causing serious personal injury . made to remove larger amounts of wood . You can make deeper cuts in soft woods , such as white pine , than in , _ 11 WARNING : Do not use cutters with undersized hardwoods , like oak or maple . shanks . Undersized shanks will not tighten Based on these considerations , choose a depth of cut properly and could be thrown from the tool causing that will not place excessive strain on the router motor . injury . If you find that extra force is needed or that the motor speed slows down considerably , turn off the router and reduce the depth of cut . Then , make the cut in two or , _ WARNING : Do not use cutters that are larger in diameter than the opening in router base . Use of more passes . such cutters will come in contact with the router When routing a groove that is too deep to safely cut in base and damage both the cutter and router base . one pass , it is best to make the cut in several passes . This situation could also cause possible loss of We recommend that cuts be made at a depth not control or create other hazardous conditions that exceeding 1 / 8 in . ( 3.2 mm ) and that several passes be could cause possible serious personal injury . made to reach deeper cuts . Adjusting the depth of cut for the plunge router is different from adjusting the depth of cut for the fixed router . 11
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TO ADJUST DEPTH OF CUT FOR PLUNGE BASE ROUTERS See Figures 8 , 9 , 10 and 11 . Follow these steps to adjust depth of cut for plunge base routers . 1 . Unplug the router . , _ WARNING : Failure to unplug the tool could result in serious injury due to accidental starting . 2 . Place the router on a flat surface . 3 . Loosen the stop bar knob . 4 . Unlock the plunge lock lever . CUTTER Fig . 9 KPLUNGE STOP LOC BAR LEVER KNOB DEPTH INDICATOR Fig . 10 14 . Position the router so that the cutter can extend below the subbase for desired depth of cut . Fig . 8 15 . Plunge the router until the stop bar touches the depth stop . 5 . Plunge the router until the tip of the cutter touches 16 . Lock the plunge lock lever to position the cutter at the flat surface . the desired depth of cut . 6 . Lock the plunge lock lever . 7 . Move the stop bar down so that it touches the depth stop . 8 . Tighten the stop bar knob securely . 9 . Set the depth indicator to zero . 10 . Loosen the stop bar knob . 11 . Set the depth indicator to the desired depth of cut . Note : Each mark on the scale indicates 1 / 16 in . ( 1.6 mm ) . 12 . Tighten the stop bar knob securely . 13 . Unlock the plunge lock lever . Fig . 11 12
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TO ADJUST DEPTH OF CUT FOR FIXED BASE 4 . Turn the depth adjustment ring counterclockwise ROUTERS until the tip of the cutter touches the flat surface . See Figures 12 , 13 , and 14 . 5 . Turn the depth indicator ring until the zero lines up Follow these steps to adjust depth of cut for fixed base with the indicator point on the base . touters . 1 . Unplug the router . , _ WARNING : Failure to unplug the tool could result in serious injury due to accidental starting . 2 . Place the router on a flat surface . 3 . Loosen the locking arm . INDICATOR POINT DEPTI - INDICATOR RING Fig . 13 6 . Position the router so that the cutter can extend below the subbase for desired depth of cut . LOCKING 7 . Turn the depth adjustment ring to obtain the desired ARM depth of cut . 8 . Tighten the locking arm securely . Note : To adjust the depth of cut when the router is mounted to a router table , turn the depth adjustment ring until the cutter reaches the desired depth of cut . Fig . 12 Fig . 14 13
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_ 1 WARNING : Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when operating this tool . Failure to do so could result in dust , shavings , chips , or loose particles being thrown in your eyes resulting in possible serious injury . If the operation is dusty , also wear a face or dust mask . , _ WARNING : Never attempt to use the router motor without first installing it in one of the approved bases . Failure to heed this warning could result in personal injury and damage to the motor . Fig . 15 TURNING ON / OFF THE ROUTER See Figure 15 . • Toturnontherouter : Toggletheswitchtothelposition . • To turn off the router : Toggle the switch to the O position . OPERATING THE ROUTER See Figures 16a and 16b . Follow these steps to operate the router . 1 . Unplug the router . , _ WARNING : Failure to unplug the tool could result in serious injury due to accidental starting . 2 . Tighten securely the cutter in the collet nut . Refer to REMOVING / INSERTING CUTTERS earlier in this manual . 3 . Set the desired depth of cut . Refer to ADJUSTING DEPTH OF CUT earlier in this manual . 4 . Secure the workpiece . 5 . Plug the router into a power source . Fig . 16a 6 . Hold the router firmly with both hands . 7 . Turn on the router and let the motor build to its full speed . 8 . Feed the cutter slowly into the workpiece . Note : Do not let the cutter contact the workpiece before starting the router and allowing it to develop full speed . g . Turn off the router upon completion of cut , and let the motor come to a complete stop before removing the router from the workpiece . _ 1 WARNING : Never place the router down on a work surface before the cutter stops . Fig . 16b 14
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FEEDING THE ROUTER DIRECTION ( INTERNAL ) See Figure 18 . The " secret " of professional routing lies in making a Whenever you are routing a groove , your travel should careful set - up for the cut and in selecting the proper rate of feed . be in a direction that places whatever guide you are using at the right - hand side . That is , when the guide is DIRECTION ( EXTERNAL ) positioned as shown in the first part of the figure , tool See Figure 17 . travel should be from left to right and counterclockwise When routing , the cutter rotates clockwise . Therefore , around curves . When the guide is positioned as shown you should feed the router into the workpiece from left in the second part of the figure , tool travel should be to right . When you feed the router from left to right , the from right to left and clockwise around curves . If there is rotation of the cutter pulls the router against the a choice , the first setup is generally the easier to use . In workpiece . If you feed the router in the opposite either case , the sideways thrust you use is against the direction , the rotational forces of the spinning bit tend to guide . throw the router away from the workpiece . This action GUIDEOUTSIDE could cause you to lose control of the router . The router motor and bit revolve in a clockwise direction . This gives the tool a slight tendency to twist in a counterclockwise direction , especially when the motor ROTATION _ " _ \ revs up . Because of the extremely high speed of bit rotation THRUSTI < . J ) ' ] l during a proper feeding operation , there is very little ROTATION / J kickback under normal conditions . However , if the bit strikes a knot , hard grain , or foreign object that affects the normal progress of the cutting action , there will be a slight kickback . This kickback is sufficient to spoil the FEED GUIDE trueness of your cut if you are not prepared . Such a kickback is always in the direction opposite the direction GUIDEINSIDE of bit rotation . To guard against such a kickback , plan your setup and direction of feed so that you will always be thrusting the ROTATION _ tool - - to hold it against whatever you are using to guide the cut - - in the same direction that the leading edge of THRUST the bit is moving . In short , the thrust should be in a direction that keeps the sharp edges of the bit continuously biting straight into new ( uncut ) wood . ROTAT , ON - ' % / 6 5 FEED Fig . 18 Io I - 1 3 - r - - 4 _ PROPER CUTTING SEQUENCE 2 8 7 1 / 4 in , to 1 in , Fig . 17 15
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RATE OF FEED Feeding Too Slow The proper rate of feed depends on several factors : the See Figure 20 . hardness and moisture content of the wood , the depth It is also possible to spoil a cut by moving the router of cut , and the cutting diameter of the bit . When cutting forward too slowly . When you advance the router into shallow grooves in soft woods such as pine , you may the work too slowly , the revolving bit does not dig into use a faster rate of feed . When making deep cuts in new wood fast enough to take a bite ; instead , it merely hardwoods such as oak , you should use a slower rate of scrapes away sawdust - like particles . Scraping produces feed . heat , which can glaze , burn , or mar the cut and in The best rate of feed is one that does not slow down the extreme cases , can even overheat the bit , destroying its router motor more than one - third of its no load speed . If hardness . you feed the router too fast , it will take large chips out of In addition , when the bit is scraping instead of cutting , it the wood and leave gouge marks . If you feed the router is more difficult to control the router . With practically no too slowly , it will scorch or burn the wood . load on the motor , the bit revolves at close to top RPM , Feeding Too Fast and has a much greater than normal tendency to See Figure 19 . bounce off the sides of the cut ( especially if the wood has a pronounced grain with hard and soft areas ) . As a Clean , smooth routing and edge shaping can be done result , the cut produced may have rippled , instead of only when the bit is revolving at a relatively high speed straight , sides . and is taking very small bites to produce tiny , cleanly severed chips . If you force the router to move forward Feeding too slow can also cause the router to take off in too fast , the RPM of the bit becomes slower than normal a wrong direction from the intended line of cut . Always in relation to its forward movement . As a result , the bit grasp and hold the router firmly with both hands when must take bigger bites as it revolves . Bigger bites mean routing . bigger chips and a rougher finish . Also , because bigger You can detect when you are feeding the router too bites require more power , the router motor may become slowly by the runaway , high - pitched sound of the motor overloaded . or by feeling the wiggle of the bit in the cut . Under extreme force - feeding conditions , the relative RPM of the bit can become so slow - - and the bites it has to take so large - - that chips will be partially knocked off ( rather than fully cut off ) . This causes splintering and gouging of the workpiece . The router is an extremely high - speed tool , and will make clean , smooth cuts if allowed to run freely without the overload of a forced feed . You can always detect force feeding by the sound of the motor . Its high - pitched whine will sound lower and stronger as it loses speed . TOOSLOW Also , the strain of holding the tool will be noticeably Fig . 20 increased . TOO FAST Fig . 19 16
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DEPTH OF CUT See Figure 21 . As previously mentioned , the depth of cut is important because it affects the rate of feed that , in turn , affects the quality of the cut ( and , also , the possibility of damage to the router motor and bit ) . A deep cut requires a slower feed than a shallow one . A cut that is too deep causes you to slow the feed so much that the bit no longer cuts ; instead it scrapes . Making a deep cut is never advisable . The smaller bits - - - especially those only 1 / 16 inch ( 1.6 mm ) in diameter - - are easily broken off when subjected to too much side thrust . A large enough bit may not be broken , but if the cut is too deep a rough cut will result - - and it may be very difficult to guide and control the bit as desired . For these reasons , we recommend that you do not exceed 1 / 8 in . depth of cut in a single pass , regardless of the bit size or the softness or condition of the workpiece . Therefore , to make deeper cuts , make many successive passes , lowering the bit 1 / 8 in . for each new pass . In order to save time , do all the cutting necessary at one depth setting before lowering the bit for the next pass . This also assures a uniform depth when you complete the final pass . DEPTH WIDTH OF CUT OFCUrT 2ND , PASS 2ND . 1ST , PASS PASS Fig . 21 17
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CUTTERS , _ WARNING : When servicing , use only identical Craftsman replacement parts . Use of any other Get faster more accurate cutting results by keeping part may create a hazard or cause product cutters clean and sharp . Remove all accumulated pitch damage . and gum from cutters after each use . When sharpening cutters , sharpen only the inside of the GENERAL cutting edge . Never grind the outside diameter . Be sure Only the parts shown on the parts list , are intended to when sharpening the end of a cutter to grind the be repaired or replaced by the customer . All other parts clearance angle the same as originally ground . represent an important part of the double insulation COLLET system and should be serviced only by a qualified Sears service technician . From time to time , it also becomes necessary to clean your collet and collet nut . To do so , simply remove collet Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts . Most nut from collet and clean the dust and chips that have plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of collected . Then return collet nut to its original position . commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use . Use clean cloths to remove dirt , carbon dust , etc . LUBRICATION All of the bearings in this tool are lubricated with a , _ WARNING : Do not at any time let brake fluids , sufficient amount of high grade lubricant for the life of gasoline , petroleum - based products , penetrating the unit under normal operating conditions . Therefore , oils , etc . come in contact with plastic parts . They no further lubrication is required . contain chemicals that can damage , weaken or destroy plastic . Electric tools used on fiberglass material , wallboard , spackling compounds , or plaster are subject to accelerated wear and possible premature failure because the fiberglass chips and grindings are highly abrasive to bearings , brushes , commutators , etc . Consequently , we do not recommend using this tool for extended work on these types of materials . However , if you do work with any of these materials , it is extremely important to clean the tool using compressed air . , _ WARNING : Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields during power tool operation or when blowing dust . If an operation is dusty , also wear a dust mask . Failure to do so could result in possible serious injury . 18
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- - CRAFTSMAN ROUTER MOTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 315.175340 - - SEENOTE 3 / 2 1 4 i 6 Note : 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 for service center information . 20
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- - CRAFTSMAN ROUTER MOTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 315.175340 - - The rno - - - - " _ neulmber will be found on a plate attached t _ ntion the model number in all correspondence regarding your ROUTER MOTOR or when ordering repair parts . J SEE BACK PAGE FOR PARTS ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS PARTS LIST Part Key No . NO . Description Qty . 1 982716 - 001 Shaft Lock Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 982959 - 001 Shaft Lock Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 982899 - 014 * E - Ring * * STD581018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 989985 - 003 ColletNut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 983447 - 001 Data Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 983012 - 001 Wrench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 983000 - 176 Operator's Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 * Standard Hardware Item - May Be Purchased Locally * * Available from Div . 98 - - Source 980.00 21
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