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OWNERS _ . . . _ . . i ! ¸ _ . . _ . . . . . : ! MANUAL . . . . . _ , _ i } i : _ : i ! : ii : i _ i _ iiiiil MODEL NO . 315.25790 CAUTION : Read Rules for Safe Operation and Instructions TEMPLATE Carefully FOR USE WITH ALL CRAFTSMAN ROUTERS Introduction SAVE THIS Operation MANUAL FOR Repair Parts FUTURE REFERENCE Sold only by SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 612647 - 176 Pa _ NT _ DI . S _ A 5 " 93
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION DaSCONNECT TOOLS . When not in use , before assembling , before servicing , or when changing attachments , blades , bits , cutters , etc , , all tools shoutd be discon - nected . 2 . BE SURE ALL ADJUSTMENTS ARE PROPERLY SET AND SECURELY FASTENED . 3 . KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working order . 4 . KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN . Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents . 5 . AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT . Don't use power tool in damp or wet Iooa - tions or expose to rain . Keep work area we ! l tit . 6 . KEEP CHILDREN AWAY . Atl visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept a safe distance from work area . Do not let visitors contact tool or extension cord . 7 . STORE iDLE TOOLS . When not in use , tools should be stored in a dry , high or locked - up place - - out of the reach of children . 8 . WEAR PROPER APPAREL , No loose clothing or jewelry to get caught in moving parts . Rubber gloves and footwear are recommended when working outdoors , Also , wear protective hair covering to contain long hair . 9 . USE SAFETY GLASSES with all tools , Also face or dust mask if operation is dusty . 10 . SECURE WORK . Use clamps or a vise to hold work , It's safer than using your hand and it frees both hands to operate tool . 11 . DON'T OVERREACH . Keep proper footing and balance at all times . Do not use on a ladder or unstable support . 12 . NEVER USE iN AN EXPLOS0VE ATMOSPHERE . Normal sparking of the motor could ignite fumes . 13 . KEEP TEMPLATE DRY , CLEAN , AND FREE FROM OIL AND GREASE , 14 . STAY ALERT , Watch what you are doing and use common sense . Do not operate tool when you are tired , Do not rush . 15 . DRUGS , ALCOHOL , MEDICATION . Do not operate tool while under the influence of drugs , alcohol , or any medication . 16 . CHECK FREQUENTLY DURING OPERATmON TO INSURE REQUIRED POSIT _ ON AND TO PREVENT HOLDING MECHANISM FROM BECOMING LOOSENED . 17 . SECURE Dovetail Template to a workbench . See Figures 5 & 6 , Page 4 . 18 , SAVE THESE mNSTRUCT ] ONS . The operation of any Power Tool con result in tereign objects being thrown into your eyes which can result in severe eye damage , Before cornmeneirmg power tool opera - tion , always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed . We recommend Wide Vision Salary Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields , available at Sears Catalog Order or Retail Stores , Page 2
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INTRODUCTION ASSEMBLY Unpack your dovetail template , separating and removing all loose parts from the packaging materials . Check each item with the " Table of Loose Parts " to make sure all items listed have been pack ed with your dovetail template . See Figure 1 . ASSEMBLE YOUR DOVETAIL TEMPLATE AS FOLLOWS : 1 . Insert hex bolts through holes in your dovetail base and tit into molded slots on bottom side of base . 2 . Secure hex bolt with push nuts supplied . See Figure 1 . 3 . Place one spring over each hex bolt . TABLE OF LOOSE PARTS Item No . Description Quantity 4 . Place a washer on top of each spring , then install 1 Dovetail Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 clamp bar on top of washer . NOTE : For proper 2 Hex Bolt ( # 1 / 4 - 20 x 2 - 7 / 8 " ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 assembly , be sure to turn each clamp bar as 3 Push Nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 shown in Figure 1 . 4 Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5 5 . Place a second washer on top and / or end of each Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 6 Clamp Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 clamp bar . 7 Wing Nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . Thread wing nut onto each hex bolt to secure 8 5 / 16 " Guide Bushing . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 washers , clamp bars , and springs . 9 7 / 16 " Guide Bushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 10 Screw ( 10o32 x 1 / 2 " Flat Head ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Your dovetail template has been designed for cut - This step allows you to check your adjustments , it ting flush , offset , or rabbeted joints with speed and also makes you aware of the characteristics of the accuracy . See Figures 2 , 3 , & 4 . Since these joints particular wood being used , are both strong and neat , they are commonly used when making drawers and boxes . TOOLS NEEDED In addition to your dovetail template and guide Read atl instructions carefully , and follow closely bushing , you will also need a Craftsman Rouler and while making set ups and adjustments . ONCE ALL a dovetail cutter . Use dovetail cutter Catalog ADJUSTMENTS HAVE BEEN PROPERLY MADE , Number 26319 for making 1 / 4 inch dovetail joints MAKE A TRIAL CUT WITH SCRAP PIECES OF THE and Catalog Number 26318 for making 1 / 2 inch SAME WOOD USED FOR THE FINISHED WORK . joints . Fig , 3 FLUSH JOINT Fig . 2 OFFSET JOnNT Page 3
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OPERATION MOUNTING DOVETAIL TEMPLATE FOR SAFE OPERATION AND PROPER CONTROL , YOUR DOVETAIL TEMPLATE MUST BE MOUNTED TO A WORKBENCH OR TABLE . If desired , it can be clamped to a workbench with " C " clamps , or it can be mounted onto a 3 / 4 inch piece of plywood for mobility . See Figures 5 & 6 . 1 . Clamp your dovetail template to a workbench or tab } e with " C " clamps as shown in Figure 5 . It can then be easily removed upon completion for easy storage or changing job sites . 2 . A second , more preferred , method would be to mount your dovetai _ template onto a piece of 3 / 4 inch plywood approximately six inches wide and twenty - four inches long . See Figure 6 . Position front of base flush with the front and centered with the ends of the board , then insert four fiat Fig . 5 head wood screws through holes in the base and secure firmly into plywood . Your dovetail template ( with wooden base ) may then be clamped securely WOOD SCREWS to workbench or table with " C " clamps or other holding apparatus . Here again , it can be easily removed upon completion for easy storage or changing job sites . INSTALLING TEMPLATE GUIDE RUSHING AND CUTTER Two template guide bushings are supplied with your dovetail template . They are used to guide your router " C " CLAMP in and out of the fingers of the comb - shaped template . The 5 / 16 inch bushing is used when mak - PLYWOOD ing 1 / 4 inch dovetails , while the 7 / 16 " bushing is us - r _ ed when making 1 / 2 " dovetails . 1 " O AVOID POSSIBLE SERIOUS PERSONAL Fig . 6 INJURY , UNPLUG YOUR ROUTER WHILE ASSEMBLING PARTS OR MAKING ADJUSTMENTS 1 . Attach guide bushing directly to the inside of the subbase , See Figure 7 . NOTE : It is not necessary to remove subbase while attaching guide bush - ing , but be sure collar section is turned facing away from the router motor . 2 . Secure bushing to the subbase with the 3 screws supplied . 3 . Insert dovetail cutter through guide bushing and into collet at least 1 / 2 inch , If 1 / 2 inch engage - ment does not exist , lower the router motor in the router base until collet nut is approximately 1 / 8 inch clear of guide bushing . 4 . Tighten clamping wing nut securely before attempting to center cutter inside guide bushing . If clamping wing nut is not tighL the router motor will be loose and wobble inside router base while adjustments are being made . 5 . Visually center the cutter with the inside diameter of the guide bushing , then tighten the collet nut securely . NOTE : When centering cutter in guide bushing , adjustments can be made by loosening the screws holding the subbase to the router SCREWS COLLAR and ! or loosening the screws holding the guide bushing to the router . DOVEfAIL CUTTER Fig . 7 6 , Tighten all screws securely . Page 4
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OPERATION BEGIN YOUR SET - UP SCREW To begin your set - up , you will need to determine what the final dimensions for your drawer or box will be , then cut your boards to size . if you plan in ad vance , try to size the drawer opening so that a half - pin will be on both the top and bottom edge of the drawer front . See helpful hints , page eleven . See the chart below for computing proper sizes and recom - mended material thicknesses . Next , decide whether you are going to make 1 / 4 " or 1 / 2 " joints . Your dovetail template is packaged with the angle brackets set for making 1 / 2 " joints . If 1 / 4 " joints are desired , loosen the two screws holding the angle brackets , and reverse them 180 ° . See Figure 8 . Re - tighten angle bracket screws . Reverse the pro cedure when changing your template from 1 / 4 " joints to 1 / 2 " joints . LENGTH L £ NGTH LSIDE LENGTH RABBETED DRAWER OFFSET DRAWER FLUSH DRAWER / 2 " DOVETAIL JOINTS RECOMMENDED SECTION LENGTH WIDTH THICKNESS Back / 2 " t9 _ / 4 " Width of openin _ less clearance He ! ght of openinc ] less clearance Sides 1 / 2 " to 3 / 4 " Must be determined , for each io _ 3 _ Same as Back depending on depth of opening , clearance , and thickness of fron [ _ . _ . . . . . . and back . Bottom 1 / 4 " to 3 / 8 " Length of side less 1 / 4 " Length of back , plus 1 / 2 less 2 times side thickness Flush Front S _ me as Back Same as Back 1 / ? " in 314 " " Offset . Front 1 / 2 " to 3 / 4 " Back Length plus 1 / 8 " , Same as Back 3 / 8Inch Rabbeted Front 3 / 4 " Length plus Back 3 / 4 " Back width plus 3 / 4 ' NOTE : Pronl , back and sides should be grooved 1 / 4 inch deep to receive bottom piece and may be done belore or after dovetailing , If groove depth is mo _ e or less than 1 / 4 inch , bottom dimensions must be altered to compensate . 1 / 4 " DOVETAIL JOINTS RECOMMENDED WIDTH SECTION LENGTH THICKNESS Back Heiqht of openinq le _ ea _ arlcL 5 / t6 " to $ / 4 ' Width of opening less c ea , ance Sides 1 / 4 " to 1 / 2 " Must be determined for each lob Same as Back depending on deptB of opening , c _ e _ , ran _ e , and thickness Of front and b6g _ Bottom 1 / 4 " Lenglh of side less 1 / 4 ' Length of back , ulus 1 / 2 " ess 2 times side thickness Same as Back Same as Back Fl _ sh Front Same as B _ ck Offset . Front 5 / 16 " to 3 / 4 " Back Length plus 1 / 8 ' , 3 / 8 Inch Rabbeted Front 1 / 2 " to 3 / 4 " Back Lenglh plus 3 / 4 " Back width olus 3 / 4 " NOTE : Front , back and sides should be grooved 3 / 16 inch deep to receive bottom piece and may be done before or Mter dovetaging , R groove depth is more or less than 3 / 16 inch , bottom dimensions must be altered to compensale . Page 5
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Operation REFERENCE GUIDE The base of your dovetail template has a label to sewe as a guide for you to follow when making set _ ups for different types of joinery . Familiarize yourself with this label end refer to it as often as necessary . See Figure g , FLUSH FRONT DRAWER OR BOX Fig . 9 17 / 32 _ FOR 7 / t6 _ FOR 1 . Attach guide bushing with 7 / 16 " pilot diameter to router base { 5 / 16 " pilot diameter for 1 / 4 " joints ) . Insert the dovetail cutter bit through the guide 1 / 2 " JOINTS _ _ / 4 " JOINTS bushing and into chuck collet at least ! / 2 inch , then tighten securely . See INSTALLING TEMPLATE GUIDE BUSHING AND CUTTER , Page DOVETAIL CUTTER 4 . 2 . Adjust the base on your router until the cutter ex - tends 17 / 32 inch beyond the router subbase for 1 / 2 " joints . Adjust 7 / 16 inch beyond the router subbase for 1 / 4 " joints . See Figure 10 . 3 . Loosen the stop screws and place the 3 way stop on top af your dovetail template and the 2 way SUSS stop on the side of your dovetail template in their proper position . See Figures 9 & 11 . Re - tighten stop screws securely . 4 . Mark the boards for the drawer or box on the in - Fig . 10 side with identifying letters near the bottom edge . See Figure 12 . NOTE : The reverse sides of the board will be the outside of the finished drawer or box . The outside S WAY of the boards are always clamped towards the dovetail base and all pieces are routed in an " inside out " position . The boards are then revers - ed to assemble . NOTE : The material for front ( B ) and back ( D ) should be the same size and should be cut to fit the opening neatly . The side pieces ( A and C ) should also be the same size . See the chart on Page 5 for computing proper sizes and recom - mended material thicknesses . 5 . Insert board ( A ) between front clamping bar and front surface of dovetail base with bottom edge Fig . 11 toward the left 2 way stop . Temporarily clamp board ( A ) " inside - out " to the left front of the fix - ture so that it extends above the base . See Figure sAcK r 13 . This is done to assist in the proper positioning of board ( B ) . ( A ) / , BOTTOM 6 . Insert board ( B ) between top clamping bar and top SiDE V / SiDE ( C ) y GROOVE surface of dovetail base , with bottom edge against left 3 way stop , and flush with extended portion of board ( A ) . See Figure 13 . LUSH FRONT ( 8 } 7 . Tighten wing nuts ( E ) on top clamping bar to hold board ( B ) securely . j ' " _ , RABBETED FRONT ( S ) Fig , 12 Page
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Operation 8 . Relocate board ( A ) so that it is flush with the top of board ( B ) and against 2 way stop on left front of dovetail base . See Figure 14 . 9 . Tighlen front wing nuts { E ) to hold board ( A ) securely . 10 Attach comb - shaped template ( F ) to the dovetail base with washers ( G ) & spacers ( H ) in their desired location . See Figure 15 . 11 . Hold the template fiat on the boards with one hand , and tighten template wing nuts ( E ) se - curely . NOTE : Be sure template finger ends are parallel to edge of board ( B ) to assure even fit - ting after cutting . Fig . 13 ROUTING YOUR FLUSH DOVETAIL JOINTS You are now ready to rout your first dovetail joint . As mentioned earlier , you should make a trial cut with scrap pieces of the same wood used for the finished work . Using scrap pieces allows for adjustments to be made in steps 1 thru 7 , 1 , Place your router so that the subbase is resting fiat on the dovetail template . Make sure the cutter is not making contact with the edge of board ( A ) , then turn your router on and let the motor build to its full speed . 2 . Make a straight cut from RIGHT TO LEFT across board ( A ) . See Figure ! 6 . This shallow V - groove Fig . 14 cut is made to prevent chipping of the wood when the router is moved in and out of the fingers of your dovetail template . NOTE : When making 1 / 4 " dovetails , one or two extra passes may be necessary to cut away excess stock projecting beyond the fingers of the template . 3 . Cut your dovetail joint . Feed your router in and out each finger moving from left to right . 4 . Recur the dovetail moving your router from right to left . This will clean off any spots or imper - fections that might have been missed . 5 . TO prevent possible serious injury or damage to your dovetail template , wait until the cutler has completely stopped before removing your router . When removing the router it should not be lifted but should be moved toward the operator until clear . 6 . Check to make sure you have routed each dovetail evenly . 7 . Once everything looks okay - - remove the two pieces and tap them 4ogether . It properly set up , they will fit together . However , adjustments probably will need to be made at first 8 . See trouble shooting , page eleven , if adjustments are needed . Once all adjustments have been made , do not change setting until all dovetails are cut . V - GROOVE 9 . Repeat steps I thru 6 with your finished wood . CUT Fig . 16 Page
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Operation YOU are now ready to rout your second dovetait joint , Do so by repeating the above procedure with boards ( C ) and ( B ) positioned against the right stops , See E Figure ! 7 . Insert board ( C ) between front clampingom bar and front surface of dovetail base with bott edge toward the right 2 way stop . Temporarily clamp board ( C ) " inside - out " to the right front of the fixture so that it extends above the base . This will assist in the proper positioning of board ( B ) , Insert board ( B ) between top clamping bar and top surface of dovetail base , with bottom edge against right 3 way stop , and flush with extended portion of L IL board ( O ) . Tighten wing nuts ( E ) on top clamping bar Fig , 17 to hold board ( B ) securely . Reiocale board ( C ) so that it is flush with the top of board ( B ) and against 2 way stop on right front of dovetail base . Tighten front wing nuts ( E ) to hold board ( C ) securely . Attach comb - shaped template ( F ) and cut dovetail joint as described above . By following the instructions just described , you have cut dovelail joints fora drawer front and sides . If you desire to dovetail cut the back corners , posi . tion boards ( A and D ) and ( O and D ) in the dovetail fix - ture as shown in Figures 18 and 19 . Then follow the same ) rocedure described above , NOTE : Once your router is set - up and all adjustments made , you can refer to Figures 14 17 , 18 and 19 for proper place - ment of your boards each time you cut dovetail Fig . 18 joints for a drawer or box , OFFSET - FRONT DRAWER An Offset - Front drawer , often called flush - Offset , is used when the drawer front is the same height as the Fig . 19 drawer sides , but the drawer front is 1 / 8 " longer than the width of the drawer . Therefore , the drawer sides are recessed 1 / 16 " into each side of the drawer front . See Figure 3 . I SET - UP The Set - Up for an Offset - Front drawer is done exact - ly the same as a set - up for a FLUSH FRONT DRAWER OR BOX , page 6 , with one exception , The exception being where the angle brackets of the comb - shaped template are Iocateci on the dovetail base . See Figure 9 . The angle brackets of the comb - shaped template go between spacers ( G ) and ( H ) . See Figure 20 . After making this change , follow the same set - up procedure described above . NOTE : This set - up is used for the drawer front only . The drawer back is out the same as a flush front drawer . H Fig . 20 Page 8 : ! ' : i : i : _ i I : , •
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OPERATION RABBETED FRONT DRAWER E F A rabbeted front drawer is used when you want the drawer front to overlap the top , bottom , and both sides of the drawer opening . The drawer front is both 3 / 4 " wider than the drawer sides and 3 / 4 " longer than the drawer width . This will give you a 3 / 8 " rab - bet around your drawer front after you finish cutting your dovetail joints . SET . UP 1 . Cut a 3 / 8 " wide x 7 / 16 " deep rabbet around the drawer front . 2 . Attach guide bushing to your router and install dovetail cutter . See INSTALLING TEMPLATE GUIDE BUSHING AND CUTTER , Page 4 . 3 . Adjust the base on your router until the cutter extends 17 / 32 inch below the router subbase for 1 / 2 " joints , Adjust 7 / 16 inch below the router subbase for 1 / 4 " joints . See Figure 10 . 4 , Loosen the stop screws and place the 3 way stop on top of your dovetail template and the 2 way Insert board ( B ) between top clamping bar and stop on the side of your dovetail template in their top surface of dovetail base , with bottom edge proper position . See Figure g & 1t Re - tighten against left 3 way stop , and flush with extended stop screws securely . portion of board ( A ) , See Figure 13 . 5 . Mark the boards for the drawer or box on the in - 8 . Tighten wing nuts ( E ) on top clamping bar to side with identifying letters near the bottom edge . hold board ( B ) securely . See Figure 12 . 9 . Relocate board ( A ) so that it is flush with the top of board ( B ) and against 2 way stop on left front of dovetail base . See Figure 14 . NOTE : The reverse sides of the board will be the out - side of the finished drawer or box . The outside of the 10 . Tighten front wing nuts ( E ) to hold board ( A ) boards are always clamped towards the dovetail securely . base and all pieces are routed in an " inside out " position . The boards are then reversed to assemble . tl . Attach comb - shaped template ( F ) to the dovetail base with spacers ( G ) and ( H ) in their desired location . See Figure 2 ! , NOTE : The front piece ( B ) should be 3 / 4 " longer and 3 / 4 " wider than the back piece ( D ) . The side pieces 12 . Hold the template flat on the boards with one ( A and C ) should be the same size . See the cha , t on hand and tighten template wing nuts ( E ) secure - Page 5 for computing proper sizes and recommend - ly . NOTE : Be sure template finger ends are para - ed material thicknesses . llel to edge of board ( B ) to assure even fitting after cutting . 6 . Insert board ( A ) between front clamping bar and front surface of dovetail base with bottom edge 13 . Loosen wing nuts ( E ) on top clamping bar and toward the left 2 way stop . Temporarily clamp remove board ( B ) from the base and replace with board ( A ) " inside - out " to the left front of the fix - a sc _ : ap piece of the same wood . This will pro - ture so that it extends above the base . See vide support for board ( A ) and help prevent splin - Figure 13 . This is done to assist in the proper terin _ as the cutter moves in and out of the positioning of board ( B ) . fingers . Page 9
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OPERATION ROUTING YOUR RABBETED DOVETAIL JOINTS You are now ready to make your cut for a rabbeted dovetail joint . 1 . Place your router so that the subbase is resting flat on the dovetail template . Make sure the cut - ter is not making contacl with the edge of board ( A ) , then turn your router on and let the motor build to its full speed . 2 . Make a straight cut from RIGHTTO LEFT across board ( A } . See Figure 16 , This shallow V - groove cut is made to prevent chipping of the wood when the router is moved in and out of the fingers of your dovetail template . Fig 22 3 . Cut your dovetail joint . Feed your router in and = out each finger , moving from left to right . 4 . Recut the dovetail moving your router from right to left . This will clean off any spots or imperfect - ions that might have been missed . E 5 . Wait until the cutter has completely stopped before removing your router . This will prevent F possible serious injury or any damage to your dovetail templale . When removing the router , it should not be lifted but should be moved toward the operator until clear . 6 , Check to make sure you have routed each dove - tail evenly . 7 . Loosen template wing nuts ( E ) and remove comb - shaped template ( F ) . DO NOT REMOVE BOARD ( A ) . 8 . Loosen wing nuts ( E ) on top clamping bar and remove scrap piece of wood . 9 . Replace the scrap piece of wood with the piece that is to be your finished front board ( B ) . 10 Place it flush with the edge of board ( A ) , and Fig , 23 tighten wing nuts ( E ) on top clamping bar firmly . 11 . Loosen wing nuts ( E ) on front clamping bar and remove board ( A ) . 12 . Attach comb - shaped template ( F ) to the dovetail base with spacers ( G ) and ( H } in their desired location . See Figure 22 . Held the template fiat on the boards with one hand and tighten wing nuts ( E ) securely . 13 . See Figure 23 . With your dovetail template set - up as shown , cut your joint in board ( B ) as a single piece . 14 . Recut the dovetail moving from right to left to clean * off any spots or imperfections that might have been missed . To rout the other side of your rabbeted front drawer , repeat the above procedure with boards ( C ) and ( B } positioned against the right stops . See Figure 24 . To rout dovetail cuts in board ( D ) and boards ( A and C ) follow the instructions for making a " FLUSH FRONT DRAWER OR BOX " . Fig . 24 Page 10
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HELPFUL HINTS = Don't let familiarity make you careless . • Once all adjustments are made , do not make any = Always bevel the drawer front for an offset - front urther changes until all dovetails are cut . drawer . • Always clamp workpiece securely for cutting , ° Rout dovetails from the front on _ y , o Study all safety rules and do the job safely . t Plan your drawer opening so that the boards will • A safe operator is one who thinks ahead , • Do not raise or lower your router or cutter while be in increments of 7 / 8 { nch for 1 / 2 inch joints , or the bit is between the dovetail template fingers . 29 / 64 inch increments for 1 / 4 inch joints . This wi { l Keep router base fiat against template . allow a half - pin to be on both the top and bottom • Always wear eye protection when routing . edge of the drawer front . Don't forget to allow for • Make certain the ends of all boards are square . clearances . • Make eet - up adjustments carefully . Then double • NEVER place your hands in jeopardy . check . Measure twice and cut once . • Make certain clamps can't loosen while in use . • DO NOT use warped boards . • Test dlfficuit set - ups on scrap - - Don't waste lumber . • Keep cutters clean and properly sharpened . • Be consistent when selecting the thickness of • Plan each operation before you begin . • THINK SAFETY BY THINKING AHEAD . your boards . TROUBLE SHOOTING Problem Solution If the joint is Raise the cutter very slightly , this will make the cut too tight more shallow ( approximately 1 / 64 " ) . See depth ad - justment instructions as explained in your router owners manual , ! f the joint is Lower the cutter bit very slightly to make the cut too loose deeper ( approximately 1 / 64 " ) . If the fit is Turn the lock nut ( I ) in a counter - clockwise direction too deep until desired depth is reached . See Ffgures 15 , 20 , or 21 . NOTE : Be sure to adjust both lock nuts equally . If the fit is Turn the lock nut ( I ) in a clockwise direction until the too shallow desired depth is reached . NOTE : Be sure to adjust both lock nuts equally , Fig . 26 Page 11
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R OWNERS DOVETAIL TEMPLATE MANUAL FOR USE WITH ALL CRAFTSMAN ROUTERS ALWAYS MENTION CATALOG NUMBER 25790 WHEN COMMUNICATING WITH US REGARDING YOUR CRAFTSMAN DOVETAIL TEMPLATE . WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS , ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION : MODEL NO . 315.25790 , PART NUMBER PART DESCRIPTION , _ MODEL NUMBER e NAME OF ITEM 315.25790 DOVETAIL TEMPLATE AIr parts listed may be ordered from any Sears Ser - vice Center and most Sears stores . HOW TO ORDER If the parts you need are not stocked locally , your REPAIR PARTS 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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