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Operator's Manual CRRFTSMRNo Bench Top JOINTER / PLANER Model No . 351.217680 CAUTION : Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before First Use of this Product . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A . 16303.00 Draft ( 01 / 04 / 00 )
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PREPARE WORK AREA FOR JOB • Keep work area clean . Cluttered work areas invite accidents . Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 3 • Do not use power tools in dangerous environments . Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 • Do not use power tools in damp or wet locations . Do Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 not expose power tools to rain . Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 5 • Work area should be properly lighted . Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 - 9 • Proper electrical receptacle should be available for Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 10 tool . Three prong plug should be plugged directly into propedy grounded , three - prong receptacle . Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 • Extension cords should have a grounding prong and Parts Illustration and List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 - 15 the three wires of the extension cord should be of Espahol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 - 26 the correct gauge . • Keep visitors at a safe distance from work area . • Keep children out of workplace . Make workshop child - proof . Use padlocks , master switches or remove switch FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY keys to prevent any unintentional use of power tools . If this product fails due to a defect in material or work - manship within one year from the date of purchase , TOOL SHOULD BE MAINTAINED Sears will at its option repair or replace it free of • Always unplug tool prior to inspection . charge . • Consult manual for specific maintaining and adjust - Contact your nearest Sears Service Center to arrange ing procedures . for product repair , or return this product to place of pur - • Keep tool lubricated and clean for safest operation . chase for replacemnt . • Remove adjusting tools . Form habit of checking to If this product is used for commercial or rental purpos - see that adjusting tools are removed before switch - es , this warranty will apply for 90 days from the date of ing machine on . purchase . • Keep all parts in working order . Check to determine This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you that the guard or other parts will operate propedy may also have other dghts which vary from state to and perform their intended function . state . • Check for damaged parts . Check for alignment of Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Dept . 817WA , Hoffman moving parts , binding , breakage , mounting end any Estates , IL 60179 other condition that may affect a tool's operation . • A guard or other part that is damaged should be prepedy repaired or replaced . Do not perform makeshift repairs . ( Use parts list provided to order WARNING : For your own safety , road all of the rules replacement parts . ) and precautions before operating tool . CAUTION : Always follow proper operating procedures KNOW HOWTO USE TOOL as defined in this manual even if you are familiar with • Use right tool for job . Do not force tool or attachment use of this or similar tools . Remember that being care - to do a job for which it was not designed . less for even a fraction of a second can result in severe • Disconnect tool when changing blades . personal injury . • Avoid accidental start - up . Make sure that the switch BE PREPARED FOR JOB is in the OFF position before plugging in . • Wear proper apparel . Do not wear loose clothing , • Do not force tool . It will work most efficiently at the gloves , neckties , rings , bracelets or other jewelry rate for which it was designed . which may get caught in moving parts of machine . • Keep hands away from moving pads and cutting • Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair . surfaces . • Wear safety shoes with non - slip soles . • Never leave tool running unattended . Turn the power off and do not leave tool until it comes to a complete • Wear safety glasses complying with United States stop . ANSi Z87 . 1 . Everyday glasses have only impact resistant lenses . They are NOT safety glasses . • Do not overreach . Keep proper footing and balance . • Wear face mask or dust mask if operation is dusty . • Never stand on tool . Serious injury couldoccur if tool is tipped or if blade is unintentionally contacted . • Be alert and think clearly . Never operate power tools when tired , intoxicated or when takin9 medicat ' _ ons • Know your tool . Learn the tool's operation , applica - that cause drowsiness . tion and specific limitations . 2
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• Use recommended accessories ( refer to page 15 ) . Use of improper accessories may cause risk of injury to persons . Refer to Figure 2 . • Handle workpiece correctly . Protect hands from pos - sible injury . ASSEMBLE FENCE BRACKETTO FENCE • Turn machine off if it jams . Blade jams when it digs • Lay the fence flat on a level surface so that the sur - too deeply into workpiece . ( Motor force keeps it face with the slots is on the top ( facing you ) and the stuck in the work . ) beveled fence edge coming toward you . • Always keep drive , cutterhead and blade guards in • Make two vertical marks across the fence width place and in proper operating condition . using a pencil at 103 / , 6 " from each side of the fence . • Feed work into blade or cutter against direction of • Slide two square nuts , one on each slot , from the right rotation . side of fence so that the center of the hex nuts are CAUTION : Think safety ! Safety is a combination of aligned with the pencil mark . operator common sense and alertness at all times • Slide two square nuts from the left side of the fence when tool is being used . up to the pencil mark . WARNING : Do not attempt to operate tool until it is completely assembled according to the instructions . Refer to Figure 1 . Check for shipping damage . If damage has occurred , a claim must be filed with carrier . Check for complete - Figure 2 - Assemble Fence Bracket ness . Immediately report missing parts to dealer . • Attach the fence bracket to fence using the four ' / , " The jointer / planer is shipped complete in one carton . socket head bolts and square nuts . Make sure the Additional parts which need to be fastened to fence bracket protrusion with two mounting holes is jointer / planer should be located and accounted for in the same side as the beveled fence edge . before assembling . • Make sure that the two slotted plates on either side A Jointer Bed Assembly of the fence bracket is parallel to the fence bracket . B Fence C Fence Bracket Assembly • Tighten all bolts . D Push Blocks ( 2 ) ASSEMBLE FENCE TO JOINTER Hardware bag includes : • The fence is attached to the rear of the jointer bed • 6 - 1.0 x 16mm Socket Head Bolts ( 2 ) assembly using the two mounting holes below the • 6mm Lock washer ( 2 ) cutterhead . • ' / , - 20 x ' / 2 " Socket Head Bolts ( 4 ) • Position the fence assembly against the rear of the • V , ' - 2O Square Nuts ( 4 ) jointer so that the two mounting holes on the protru - • 3 , 4 , 5 L - Wrench sion plate on the fence bracket are aligned with the • 8 - 10 Open Wrench mounting holes on the rear of the jointer . • Screw Driver • Attach fence assembly to jointer using two 6mm A socket head bolts and lock washers provided . • Loosen the handle on the rear of the fence bracket . • The fence assembly can be slid forward now . • Slide fence assembly forward so that the fence is over the jointer tables . At this position the edge of the blade guard will rest against the fence , and the entire width of the cutterhead is covered . • Place a combination square against face of fence and table surface . The fence and table must be at 90 " to each other . If not , loosen the tilt handle and bring face of fence square to table and tighten tilt handle . • Make sure the pointer on the side of fence bracket reads 0 ° . • Tighten all bolts and handles . Figure I - Unpacking 3
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• This tool is equipped with an approved cord rated at 150V and a 3 - prong grounding type plug ( see Figure 4 ) for your protection against shock hazards . The jointer / planer weighs approximately 30 Ibs . when • Grounding plug should be plugged directly into a completely assembled . The jointer / planer must be properly installed and grounded 3 - prong grounding - installed in a place with ample lighting and correct type receptacle , as shov , ' q ( see Figure 4 ) . power supply . To install jointer / planter : Properly Grounded Outlet i _ - - = - ' - - _ • Make sure there is plenty of room for moving the workpiece through the entire cut . There must be enough room that neither the operators nor the bystanders will have to stand in line with the wood 3 - Prong P ! ug : _ = , , ' a _ / " _ while using the tool . • Jointer / planer can be installed on work using bolts , lock washers and hex nuts ( not supplied ) or using Figure 4 - 3 - Prong Receptacle wood screws ( not supplied ) . • Do not remove or alter grounding prong in any manner . • The ' / , " holes { see Figure 3 ) are intended for installing In the event of a malfunction or breakdown , grounding jointer / planer using bolts , lock washers and hex nuts . provides a path of least resistance for electrical shock . • The % 2 " holes ( see Figure 3 ) are intended for WARNING : Do not permit fingers to touch the termi - installing jointer / planer using wood screws . nals of plug when installing or removing from outlet . • Bolt or clamp the jointer / planer to a firm , level surface . • Plug must be plugged into matching outlet that is • Make sure the jointedplaner does not rock and the properly installed and grounded inaccordance with tables are level . all local codes and ordinances . Do not modify plug provided . If it will not fit in outlet , have proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician . • Inspect tool cords periodically , and it damaged , have repaired by an authorized service facility . • Green ( or green and yellow ) conductor in cord is the grounding wire . If repair or replacement of the elec - tric cord or plug is necessary , do not connect the green ( or green and yellow ) wire to a live terminal . • A 2 - prong wall receptacle must be replaced with a properly grounded 3 - prong receptacle installed in 17V , " accordance with National Electric Code and local 18 ' / _ " codes and ordinances . Figure 3 - Installing JointedPlaner WARNING : Any receptacle replacement should be POWER SOURCE performed by a qualified electrician . WARNING : Do not connect jointedplaner to the power A temporary 3 - prong to 2 - prong grounding adapter ( see source until all assembly steps have been completed . Figure 5 ) is available for connecting plugs to a two pole The motor is designed for operation on the voltage and outlet if it is properly grounded . frequency specified . Normal loads will be handled safe - Make Sure This Grounding Lug _ i = = = = = = = = _ ly on voltages not more than 10 % above or below spec - Is Connected ified voltage . Running the unit on voltages which are not Adapter _ " X % _ I To A Known Ground within range may cause overheating and motor burn - out . Heavy loads require that voltage at motor terminals 3 Pron _ _ be no less than the voltag e specified on nameplate . • Power supply to the motor is controlled by a rocker 2 - Prong Receptacle switch . Removing the key from rocker switch will lock Figure 5 - 2 - Prong Receptacle with Adapter the unit and prevent unauthorized use . • Do not use a 3 - prong to 2 - prong grounding adapter unless permitted by local and national codes and GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS ordinances . ( A 3 - prong to 2 - prong grounding adapter WARNING : Improper connection of equipment is not permitted in Canada . ) grounding conductor can result in the risk of electrical Where a 3 - prong to 2 - prong grounding adapter is shock . Equipment should be grounded while in use to permitted , the rigid green tab or terminal on the side protect operator from electrical shock . of the adapter must be securely connected to a • Check with a qualified electrician if you do not permanent electrical ground such as a properly understand grounding instructions or if you are in grounded water pipe , a properly grounded outlet box doubt as to whether the tool is properly grounded . or a properly grounded wire system . 4
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• Many cover plate screws , water pipes and outlet • Remove the key to prevent unauthorized use . boxes are not properly grounded . To ensure proper The power lines are inserted directly onto the switch . ground , grounding means must be tested by a quali - The green ground line must remain securely fastened fied electrician . to the frame to properly protect against electrical shock . EXTENSION CORDS • The use of any extension cord will cause some drop in voltage and loss of power . • Wires of the extension cord must be of sufficient size DESCRIPTION to carry the current and maintain adequate voltage . Craftsman 6 ' / 8 " jointer / planer is used to surface the faces • Use the table to determine the minimum wire size and edges of boards , produce a flat surface on warped ( A . W . G . ) extension cord . boards and shape bevels , chamfers and tapers . The joint - er / planer features cast aluminum infeed and outfeed • Use only 3 - wire extension cords having 3 - preng tables , lightweight plastic body with smooth work sur - grounding type plugs and 3 - pole receptacles which accept the tool plug . faces and leadscrews for precise table height adjustment . Balanced guide fence tilts 45 " ( inward ) and 45 " ( outward ) . • If the extension cord is worn , cut or damaged in any Tool comes with locking rocker switch with removable key way , replace it immediately . and push blocks . Jointer / planer easily handles rough - cut EXTENSION CORD LENGTH lumber , planes hard and soft woods up to 6 ' / 6 " wide using a two blade cutterhead , and takes cuts up to ' / 8 " Wire Size A . W . G . Up to 50 ft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 OPERATION SAFETY RULES 50 - 100 ft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Jointing is a surfacing operation in which a small NOTE : Using extension cords over 100 ft . long is not amount of wood is removed from the edges and faces of recommended . boards to get smooth , straight and even surfaces such that the two edges that run across the planing blocks MOTOR would fit together perfectly , forming a seamless joint . Jointer / planer is supplied with a 1 ' / 2 HP ( max devel - Planing refers to the sizing of lumber to a desired thick - oped ) motor . ness while creating a level surface parallel to the oppo - The 120 Volt AC universal motor has the following site size of the board . Depth of cut is the term used to specifications : indicate how deep the blades will cut into the workpiece . Horsepower ( Maximum Developed ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 _ / 2 WARNING : Operation of any power tool can result in Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 foreign objects being thrown into eyes which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety goggles Amps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 complying with United States ANSI Z87 . 1 ( shown on Hertz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 package ) before commencing power tool operation . Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Single WARNING : For your own safety , read all of the RPM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8000 instructions and safety precautions before operating tool . ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS • Know general power tool safety . Make sure all pre - WARNING : Make sure unit is turned oft and discon - cautions are understood ( see pages 2 , 3 , 5 and 6 ) . nected from power source before inspecting any wiring . • Whenever adjusting or replacing any parts on The unit is wired as illustrated in the wiring schematic jointer / planer , turn switch oft and remove plug from ( see Figure 6 ) . power source . Switch • Make sure all guards are properly attached and securely fastened . • Make sure all moving parts are free from interference . • Always wear eye protection or face shield . • Make sure blades are aligned and properly attached White'L _ White to cutterhead . i • Do not plug in jointer / planer unless switch is in " off " Figure 6 - Wiring Schematic position . After turning switch on , allow jointer / planer to come to full speed before operating . The motor is assembled with an approved three con - • Keep hands clear of all moving parts . ductor cord to be used on 120 volts as indicated . The • Do not force cut . Slowing or stalling will overheat power supply to the motor is controlled by a double motor , - pole locking rocker switch . 5
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• Use quality lumber . Blades last longer and cuts are Outteed Max Depth smoother with good quality wood . Table of Cut % " • Do not perform jointing / planing operations on materi - al shorter than 8 ' ! , " , narrower than _ / , " , or _ essthan _ / 4 " thick • Never make jointing cut deeper than ' / , " . • Always keep cutterhead and blade guards in proper working condition . • Maintain the proper relationships of infeed and out - feed table surfaces and cuttarhead blade path . • Do not back the work toward the infeed table . Figure 8 - Check Depth of Cut NOTE : This jointer / planer will make a maximum % " • Support the workpiece adequately at all times during deep cut . To reduce the danger of kickback and possi - operation ; maintain control of the workpiece . ble injury , the depth of cut should not exceed ' / , 6 " . • Use hold - down / push blocks for jointing material nar - rower than 3 " or planing material thinner than 3 " . CAUTION : Make sure the switch is in the " off " position and the cord is unplugged from power source before • Take precautions against kickback . Do not permit any - performing this check . one to stand or cross in line of cutterheadis rotation . Kickback or thrown debris will travel in this direction . POSITIONING FENCE • Turn switch off and disconnect power whenever The fence can be adjusted to cut various angles from jointer / planer is not in use . 0 " - 45 " inward and outward . The fence can be tilted • Replace or sharpen blades as they become damaged inward up to 45 " ( toward the cutterhead ) to maintain or dull . greater stability of a narrow workpiece or up to 45 ° out - • Do not attempt to perform an abnormal or little used ward ( away from cutterhead ) for larger angle cutting operation without study and the use of adequate hold - operations . down / push blocks , jigs , fixtures , stops and the like . To adjust tilt angle : • Keep jointer / planer maintained . Follow maintenance • Loosen fence tilt handle . instructions ( see pages 9 - 10 ) . • The fence tilt handle is spring loaded . To continue turning the handle , gently pull the handle away from DEPTH OF CUT the fence and return it to the original position . Refer to Figure 7 . • Release the handle and continue loosening . The depth of cut is adjusted by the relative positioning • Manually tilt fence inward / outward to the desired of the infeed table with respect to the cutterhead . Infeed angle . Use the scale on the left side of fence bracket table can be raised or lowered using the handwheel . to measure tilt angle . Turning the handwheel counterclockwise will lower the NOTE : The fence has positive stops at 0 " ( 90 " from infeed table causing more wood to be removed from table ) and at 45 " inward . workpiece . Turning the handwheel clockwise will raise the infeed table causing less wood to be removed from • Tighten fence tilt handle . workpiece . • To continue tightening , gently pull the handle away Do not make jointing or planing cuts deeper than ' / , " . from fence and return the handle to the original posi - tion . InfeedTable • Release the handle and continue tightening . • Make sure the fence is tight and secure . Depth of Cut The slotted plates on the fence bracket prevent the Hand Knob blades from being exposed . Do not remove the plates at any time . The fence can be positioned so that the desired width of the blade is exposed . To adjust fence position : Figure 7 - Depth of Cut • Loosen fence slide handle . CHECK DEPTH OF CUT • Slide fence forward to the desired position . Refer to Figure 8 . • Tighten fence slide handle . • Place a straight edge on the outfeed table extending • Make sure fence is tight and secure . over the infeed table . • Loosen fence lock handle . • Measure from the surfaceof the infeed table to the bot - CAUTION : Do not remove blade guard and slotted tom of the straightedge . This will be the depth of cut . plates . Make sure that the cutterhead is covered all the time . 6
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• Place a straightedge over the outfeed table and the CAUTION : Do not slide fence away from the jointer blade , body . All sides of the cutterhead must be covered all the time . Back Side of Machine BLADE GUARD The blade guard provides protection over the cutter - Straight _ , , , . _ @ head . It must always be in place and function properly . , Check the guard to make sure it functions properly . To I ! check : • Pass a 1 / 4 " thick piece of wood over the cutterhead Ouffeed Table between the guard and the fence . The guard will Figure 10 - Adjust Blade Height spread and leave way for the wood piece to pass . • The straight edge must touch evenly on the outfeed The guard must return to the original position auto - table at both ends of the blade . matically when the wood piece is removed . • Turn the cutterhead slowly , and check if the blade • Open the blade guard all the way until it stops , and lightly touches the straight edge . release it several times . It should always return to its original position by spring action . • If the straightedge raises , loosen the blade lock screws and gently tap the blade with a piece of CAUTION : If the blade guard fails to operate properly , scrap wood . If the blade does not touch the straight - the spring must be replaced or adjusted . edge , loosen the blade lock screws and raise the • To replace spring , contact your nearest Sears store blade by prying the lower edge of the blade against or service center . the outfeed table using a screwdriver . • To adjust or to assemble spring see " Adjusting Blade • Tighten blade lock screws . Guard " , page 9 . AVOID DAMAGE TO BLADES ADJUSTING BLADE HEIGHT Jointer / planer is a precision woodworkingmachine and Refer to Figures 9 and 10 . should only be used on quality lumber . Using bad lumber CAUTION : Make sure the switch is in the " OFF " posi - could result in a poor quality cut on subsequent pieces . tion and cord is unplugged before proceeding with For proper operation , it is preferable to use the jointer with checking blades . a dust collecting system ( see " Using a Vacuum Hose " , The blades have been adjusted at the factory to assure page 9 ) attached to the exhaust port in the rear of the proper operation and should require no adjustment . jointer . Attaching a dust collecting system is especially However , shippir _ gand handling may have caused mis - required when taking deeper cuts to prevent clogging of alignment . For accurate cutting , the blades must be wood chips . 0.003 " higher than the outfeed table when positioned at • Do not use dirty boards . Dirt and stones are abrasive the highest point . To check blade height : and will wear blade , • Block the btade guard from closing using a scrap • Remove nails and staples . Jointer shouldonly cut wood . piece of wood about 6 _ / 4 " long between the fence • Avoid knots . Heavy cross - grain makes knots hard and blade guard . and they can come loose and jam the jointer . • Assess value of badly warped boards . Operator can be tempted to use too deep of cut to square boards Blade quickly . Use several passes to maintain a level surface . " _ - - _ - Wood Block C Clamp ON - OFF SWITCH Refer to Figure 11 , page 8 . The operating positions of the " On - Off " switch are locat - ed on the front of your jointer / planer . • Push the switch up to turn jointer / planer on and push down to turn the unit off . • The switch has a removable key that allows the unit Figure 9 - Block Blade Guard to be locked in the " Off " position . • Turn the cutterhead so that one of the blades is at To activate locking mechanism : the highest position . • Push the switch to " Off " position . CAUTION : The cutterhead blades are extremely • Pull switch key . sharp . Do not let your fingers contact the cutting edge To deactivate locking mechanism : at any time . • Insert and press switch key in the slot on switch . 7
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Feed with the grain whenever possible . ' _ , ( _ With the Grain Rotation Figure 11 - On - Off Switch WARNING : Be sure the switch is in " OFF " position Rotation and the cord is unplugged from the power source Figure 14 - Direction of Feed before removing switch key . • If the nature of the workpiece is such that it must be FEEDING WORKPIECE fed against the grain , take very light cuts and feed Refer to Figures 12 , 13 , 14 and 15 . slowly . Feed rate refers to rate at which wood is passed over • When using longwork . pieces , to avoid injury from slips blades . An even feed will produce a uniform service , To or kickbacksand to exert even pressure on the cutter - feed workpiece : head , use extra supports ( see Recommended • Hold the board firmly down on both tables and Accessories , page 15 ) at both infeed and outfeed ends . against the fence . USING HOLD DOWN / PUSH BLOCKS • Keep fingers close together . Refer to Figure 15 . • Feed the board at a continuous even rate of speed . • Always use hold - down / push - blocks when jointing , or Any hesitation or stopping could cause a " step " to be rabbeting wood that is narrower than 3 " , planing cut on the edge of the board . wood thinner than 3 " . Figure 12 - Feeding Workplece • As the trailing hand passes over the cutterhead , Figure 15 - Feeding with Push Blocks remove the leading hand . • Grasp the hold - down / push - blocks firmly . • Continue feeding while placing the leading hand • Position the push - blocks flat on top of workpiece and behind the trailing hand until the entire length ol the push the workpiece down against the table . board is cut . • Use a hand - over - hand motion to maintain control over the workpiece at all times . • When planing workpiece between ' h - _ / , " and nar - rower than the push - blocks , tilt the push - blocks so that it clears the cutterhead guard while feeding . BEVELING AND CHAMFERING Refer to Figure 16 , page 9 . • The fence on the jointer / planer is adjustable from 45 " inward to 45 " outw ard . Adjust the fence to the Figure 13 - Guiding Workpiece desired angle and tighten fence lock knobs . You may require to liftthe positive pin to move fence . 8
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= Beveling refers to cutting the entire edge of a board If the blades are nicked they must be replaced or at an angle . Beveling may require several passes reground . They can be reground several times until they due to the depth of cut needed . become _ / _ 6 " wide . . Chamfering refers to removing only the corner of the NOTE : Many shops do not have capabilities to resur - edge of a board . Normally a chamfer is made on one face blades . Yellow pages should list " Sharpening pass ; so a ' / 1 , " depth of cut is made . Services " or " Tool Grinding . " BevelEdge Chamfer Edge Figure 16 - Beveling and Chamfering Figure 17 - Sharpening Blades USING A VACUUM HOSE A standard dust collection hose can be attached to the Never install unbalanced blades or reground blades less than , 3 / _ , , wide . exhaust port ( 2 lk " Dia . ) on the rear of the jointer . Jointer will perform properly at all depths of cuts up to % " when REPLACING BLADES used with a dust collecting system . ( See " Avoid Damage Refer to Figures 18 and 19 , pages 9 and 10 . to Blades " , page 7 . ) To attach a dust collecting system : • Unplug the jointer / planer from power source and turn • Insert the dust collection hose to the exhaust port on the switch to " OFF " position . the rear of the jointer . • Block the blade guard from closing down . • Turn the dust collecting system on . • Loosen and remove three blade lock screws secur - • Turn the jointer on . ing blade and blade clamp . • Periodically replace / empty bag in dust collecting system . Blade Clam WARNING : Turn the switch to " Off " position and Clam unplug jointer / planer from power source before pro - ceeding to do maintenance work . CHECKING FOR WORN BLADES Condition of blades will affect precision of cut . If blade Guard wear is not observed when checking the blade height , the quality of cut will indicate the blade condition . Dull blades will tear rather than sever wood fiber . A raised Figure 18 - Block Blade Guard grain will occur when dull blades pound on wood where • Lift blade and blade clamp from cutterhead there is difference in density . A raised ridge will be pro - duced where the blades have been nicked . • Clean any sawdust and resin buildup from cutter - head and blade clamp . SHARPENING BLADES • Place blade clamp against the replacement blade Refer to Figure 17 , and replace in cutterhead . The blades can be honed individually by whetting them • Secure blade and blade clamp using three blade with a fine sharpening stone , Make sure oilstone is flat lock screws . Do not tighten blade lock screws . and is not worn . To sharpen blades : NOTE : Check blade height at both ends of blade ( see • Partially cover the stone with paper to protect the Adjusting Blade Height , page 7 ) . table top . • Tighten blade lock screws . • Position infeed table so stone will contact blade • Recheck blade adjustment and make sure blade is along its beveled surface . still level with outfeed table . • Stroke the stone across blade from one side to other • Repeat the procedure to replace the other blade . while stone is also moved slightly in the direction of • Remove the scrap wood and release blade guard . feed . • Make sure all the blade lock screws are tight and snug . • Make sure to do the same number of strokes on each place . 9
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Blade • Replace with new timing belt by maintaining inward Cutterhead pressure . Blade Lock Screw Figure 19 - Replacing Blades Replace " _ ADJUSTING BLADE GUARD Figure 21 - Replacing Timing Belt CAUTION : Do not lubricate the pivot point of the blade NOTE : Make sure that the full width of belt is on both guard . Oil and lubricating products may contain chemi - pulleys . cals that can damage and / or destroy blade guard or other plastic parts . GENERAL MAINTENANCE The blade guard needs adjustment or spring replace - Jointer / planer will operate best if it is kept in good oper - ment if it does not cover the cutterhead when released . ating condition . Keep unit adjusted as described in To adjust or replace spring : " Operation . " • Lay the jointer / planer on the side so that the switch • Do not allow gum and pitch to accumulate on the is facing the roof . tables , fence , blades and blade guard . • Loosen and remove screw and wavy washer on the • Apply a thin coat of paste type wax to the tables and base that secure the blade guard . the fence so that the wood slides easily while feed - • Slide out blade guard . ing . • If the spring is out of tension , it must be replaced . • Do not allow chips to accumulate on the underside Slide out spring from the dimple . Contact your near - of the jointer / planer . est Sears store or service center for replacement . • Keep blades sharp ( see " Sharpening Blades ; ' page • Replace new spring so that the short arm of the 9 ) . Sometimes replacing blades is less expensive spring is inside the hole on the body . than resurfacing them . Keeping a spare set of blades • Position blade guard so that the long arm of the on hand is recommended . Blades should always be spring is against the wall of the blade guard . sharpened or replaced in sets of two . • Secure blade guard using pan head screw and LUBRICATION washer . WARNING : Make sure the switch is in the " OFF " posi - • Make sure blade guard functions appropriately . tion and the tool is disconnected from the power source . REPLACING TIMING BELT WARNING : Do not at any time let brake fluids , gaso - Refer to Figures 20 and 21 . line , penetrating oils , etc . come in contact with plastic • Turn the switch to " OFF " position and unplug the tool parts . They contain chemicals that can damage and / or from power source . destroy plastics . • Lay the jointer / planer on the side so that the switch • Motor and cutterhead bearings are sealed and need faces the roof . no lubrication . • Remove old timing belt by turning belt and maintain - • Fence , trunnion , trunnion cover and elevation screws ing pressure . should be cleaned of debris and greased as needed . MACHINED SURFACES _ _ I • Surface of tablesand fence must be kept smooth and clean for easy workfeed . • Apply a paste wax to surfaces to keep them slick ' " Re and prevent corrosion . Figure 20 - Removing Timing Belt 10
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SYMPiuM POSSIBLE CAUSE ( S ) CORRECTIVE ACTION Motor does not start 1 . Defective switch 1 . Have switch replaced . 2 . Defective motor 2 . Have motor replaced / repaired . NOTE : 1 and 2 must be done t ) y a qualified service technician ; Consult Sears service , 3 . Low line voltage 3 , Correct low line voltage condition , Motor stalls ( resulting in blown 1 . Circuit overloaded 1 , Reduce circuit load fuses or tripped circuit ( turn off other appliances ) . breakers ) 2 . Low line voltage 2 . Correct low line voltage conditions , 3 . Motor overloaded 3 . Reduce load on motor , 4 . Incorrect fuses on circuit breakers 4 . Have correct fuses on circuit breakers installed . 5 . Short circuit in motor ; loose 5 , Inspect terminals in motor for damaged connections or worn insulation insulation and shorted wires and have on lead wires them replaced , Motor starts slowly or fails to 1 . Defective motor windings 1 . Have motor replaced / repaired . come to full speed 2 . Clogged wood chips 2 , Take shallow depth of cut and attach a shop - vac to exhaust port . ! . Motor overloaded Motor running too hot 1 . Reduce load on motor , 2 . Restricted air cimulation due to 2 , Clean dust and restore normal air circulation . dust accumulation 1 . Motor overloaded Frequent opening of fuses or 1 . Reduce load on motor circuit breakers 2 . Fuses or circuit breakers do not 2 . Have correct fuses or circuit breakers installed . have sufficient capacity 3 . Circuit overloaded 3 . Reduce circuit load ( turn off other appliances ) . Snipe 1 . Dull blades 1 . Replace or sharpen blades . ( gouging at end of boards ) See " Sharpening Blades , " page 9 . 2 . inadequate support of long boards 2 . Support long boards . See " Recommended Accessories , " page 15 . 3 . Uneven feed 3 . See " Feeding Workpiece , " page 8 . Uneven depth of cut 1 , Blade height not uniform 1 . Adjust blade height . See " Adjusting Blade Height , " page 7 . 2 . Fence not perpendicular to 2 . See " Positioning Fence , " page 6 . jointer bed 3 . Feeding wood too fast 3 . Feed wood slower . 45 " cuts inaccurate 1 . Fence stops not adjusted properly 1 . Adjust fence stops . See " Positioning Fence . " , page 6 . 2 . Fence bottom not even with 2 . Clean wood chips from underside of fence . outfeed table due to wood chips under fence Fuzzy grain Planing wood with high moisture Remove high moisture content from wood by drying . Torn grain 1 . Too heavy a cut 1 . Reduce depth of cut . 2 . Blades cutting against grain 2 . Feed work along grain . 3 . Dull blades 3 . Replace or sharpen blades . 11
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Model 351.217280 Figure 22 - Replacement Parts Illustration for Motor 16 \ 17 S 1 4 7 / 6 3 2 KEY NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION QTY . 1 2856.00 Motor Cover 1 2 STD315215 6201ZZ Ball Bearing 1 3 2857.00 Armature with Fan 1 4 STD315205 620077 Ball Bearing * 1 5 2858.00 Wavy Washer 1 6 2859.06 Thread Forming Screw 2 7 STD852005 5ram Lock Washer * 6 8 2860.00 Stator 1 9 1413.00 Strain Relief 1 10 STD851005 5mm Flat Washer * 4 11 5383.00 5 - 0.8 x 16mm Hex Head Bolt 4 12 2861.00 Brush Cap 2 13 2862.00 Carbon Brush ( set of 2 ) 1 14 2863.00 Brush Holder 2 15 1838.00 5 - 0.8 x 10mm Set Screw 2 16 2864.00 Motor Housing 1 17 1474.00 5mm Serrated Washer 1 Standard hardware item available locally 13
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Model351 . 217680 Figure 23 - Replacement Parts Illustration for Jointer 41 42 39 38 37 59 4 42 60 61 32 82 83 33 30 19 74 73 1 : \ \ 79 80 \ 5 4 14
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KEY KEY NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION QTY . NO . PART NO . DESCRIPTION QTY . 1 2893.01 Base 1 42 9725.00 Wavy Washer 3 2 4135.00 Foot Pad 4 43 2868.00 Trunnion Holder 1 3 1553.00 1 Cord Clamp 44 1993.00 ' / , - 20 x W ' 4 4 2895.00 8 Socket Head Bolt Thread Forming Screw 5 0850.00 6 - 1.0 x 16mm 18 45 1903.00 4 - 0.7 x 10mm 2 Socket Head Bolt Pan Head Screw 6 9722 . OO 10 46 9720.00 7mm Special Washer 5 - 0.8 x 10ram Hex Head Bolt 1 7 0423.00 Switch 1 47 STD840508 5 - 0.8mm Hex Nut * 3 8 2892.00 1 48 2873.00 Spring Fence Bracket 1 9 9729.00 1 49 9724.00 Thread Forming Screw 6mm Special Washer 2 10 2894.00 Cover 1 5O 2874.00 Handle 2 11 0361.00 5 - 0.8 x 8mm 1 51 2870.00 Trunnion 1 Pan Head Screw 52 9727.00 Spring 1 12 STD851005 5mm Flat Washer * 4 53 2871 . ( 30 Plate 1 13 9723.00 1 54 5383.00 7mm Special Washer 5 - 0.8 x 16mmHex Head Bolt 1 3499.00 14 1 55 2867.00 Wavy Washer Support Nut 1 15 2891.00 Blade Guard 1 56 S'rD852006 6mm LockWasher * 6 16 4128.00 Access Cover 1 57 2876.00 T - Nut 1 17 2887.00 Belt 1 58 2875.00 Fence Support 1 18 2886.00 1 59 9726.00 Left Side Slotted Plate 1 Drive Pulley 19 0964.00 6 - 1.0 x 6mm Set Screw 2 6O 2878.01 Infeed Table 1 20 STD315205 2 61 3267.00 6200ZZ Ball Bearing * Bracket 4 21 2885.00 Cutterheed 1 62 9728.00 8ram Special Washer 4 22 2883.00 2 63 6461.00 Blade Clamp 3CMI - 8 Retaining Ring 4 23 6346.00 6 - 1.0 x 12mm 8 64 5223.00 5 - 0.8 x 30mm Set Screw 1 Socket Pan Head Screw 65 2877.00 Table Frame 1 24 922994.00 1 56 0221.00 Blade ( set of 2 ) 3AMI - 10 Retaining Ring 1 25 2881.00 Shalt 1 67 STD840610 6 - 1.0ram Hex Nut * 1 26 3835.00 5 - 0.8 x 12mm 4 68 9721.00 6 - 1.0 x 30ram Set Screw 1 Flat Head Screw 69 2879.00 Support Plate 1 27 2803.00 6 - ! . 0 x 12ram Set Screw 2 70 0781.00 4 - 0.7 x 8ram Pan Heed Screw 1 2 28 3855.00 5 - 0.8 x 10ram 4 71 3270.00 Spring 1 Socket Head Bolt 72 3271.00 ElevationScrew 1 29 STD851005 5ram Lock Washer * 4 73 3272.00 Knob 1 30 2888.01 1 74 2101.00 Motor Mounting Plate Thread FormingScrew 2 31 2889.00 1 75 2899.01 Motor Pulley Chip Chute 1 32 289O . 0O Motor 1 76 0351.00 6 - 1.0 x 10ram Set Screw 4 33 2880.02 Outfeed Table ! 77 5156.00 4mm Serrated Washer 2 Fence 34 2865.00 1 78 STD851004 4ram Flat Washer * 2 4137.00 35 2866.00 4 79 Grommet 1 V , - 20 " Square Nut 36 2898.00 Scale 1 8O ! 412.01 Une Cord 1 37 1286.00 Rivet 2 81 9 - 73666 Push Block ( set ) 1 38 0781.00 4 - 0.7 x 8ram Pan Heed Screw 3 82 16404 . OO Baffle 1 39 2896.00 Indicator 1 83 16405.00 iThread Forming Screw 5 140 2897.00 1 16303.00 Owner's Manual 1 Right Side Slotted Plate A Shoulder Bolt 41 2872.00 3 Standa _ hardwam item availablelocally & NotShown I Recommended Accessories t , , IHorizontal Roller Stand 351.21417 a IPushBlock ( set ) 9 - 22994 15
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In U . S . A . or Canada for in - home major brand repair service : Call 24 hours a day , 7 days a week 1 - 800 - 4 - MY - HOME ° _ ( 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 ) Para pedir servicio de reparaci6n a domicilio - 1 - 800 - 676 - 5811 Au Canada pour tout le service - 1 - 877 - LE - FOYER " ( 1 - 877 - 533 - 6937 ) For the repair or replacement parts you need : Call 6 a . m . - 11 p . m . CST , 7 days a week PartsDirect " 1 - 800 - 366 - PART ( 1 - 800 - 366 - 7278 ) www . sears . com / partsdirect Para ordenar piezas con entrega a domicilio - 1 - 800 - 659 - 7084 For the location of a Sears Service Center in your area : Call 24 hours a day , 7 days a week 1 - 800 - 488 - 1222 To purchase or inquire about a Sears Maintenance Agreement : Call 7 a . m . - 5 p . m . CST , Monday - Saturday 1 - 800 - 827 - 6655
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