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CRAFTSMAN 320.27669 Operator's Manual

12.0 amp, variable speed, 2 peak hp digital plunge base router.
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12.0 Amp, Variable Speed,
2 Peak HP Digital Plunge Base
Model No. 320.27669
To reduce
the risk of
injury, the user must read and
the Operator's
using this product.
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, iL 60179 U.S.A.


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    • DESCRiPTiON • OPERATION WARNING: To reduce the risk of • MAINTENANCE injury, the user must read and • TROUBLESHOOTING understand the Operator's manual • ESPANOL before using this product. Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, iL 60179 U.S.A. www,craftsman,com...

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    View and Part List page 37-43 Sears Repair Parts Phone Number Back Cover CRAFTSMAN ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY FOR ONE YEAR from the date of purchase, this product is warranted against any defects in material or workmanship. With proof of purchase, defective product will be replaced free of charge.

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    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 symbol warnings do not, by themselves, eliminate any danger. The instructions and warnings they give are no substitutes for proper accident...

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    SAVE THESE iNSTRUCTiONS Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and more safely. SYMBOL NAME DESIG NATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes...

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    GENERAL POWER TOOL SAFETY WARNINGS WARNING: Read all safety warnings and instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. Know your power tool. Read the operator's manual carefully. Learn the applications, as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool.

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    • If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCl} protected supply. Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of electric shock. PERSONAL SAFETY Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating...

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    Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired. Always check the tool for damaged parts before use.

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    If any part of this router is missing or should break, bend, or fail in any way; or should any electrical component fail to perform properly: shut off the power switch and remove the plug from the power source and have the missing, damaged, or failed parts replaced before resuming operation.

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    To use cutter bits with a larger diameter, install and use a sub-base with a larger diameter opening (sold separately at Sears stores or other Craftsman outlets). Do not use large router cutter bits for freehand routing. Use of large...

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    Disconnect the tool from the power source before making any adjustments or changing cutter bits. if you are changing a bit immediately after use, be careful not to touch the collet/nut or cutter bit with your hands or fingers. The heat buildup from cutting could cause severe burns.

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    CARTON CONTENTS/LOOSE PARTS (Fig.l) Plunge Base and Digital Router motor with 1/2 inch Collet/ Vacuum Port Chip shield ( already installed on router ) 2 screws (for attaching vacuum port) 1/4 inch Collet/Nut Edge guide Depth-adjustment wrench Collet/Nut wrench 27669 ManuaLRevised_11 0215 Page 11...

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    KNOW YOUR DiGiTAL ROUTER (Fig. 2) NOTE: Before attempting to use your router, familiarize yourself with all of the operating features and safety requirements. Your plunge base router has a precision-built electric motor and it should only be connected to a 120-volt, 60-Hz AC only power supply (normal household current).

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    WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with the router to cause a lack of alertness. A fraction of a second of carelessness is enough to cause severer injury PRODUCT SPECiFiCATiONS Rating 12.0Amps No Load Speed 10000-25000 Peak HP Input 120-volt, 60Hz AC Collets/Nuts and Cutter bit Shank 1/4 in.

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    1-1/4 inches. To use cutter bits with larger diameters, please disassembly vaccum port and use sub-bases with larger openings, sold separately at Sears stores or other Craftsman outlets. 13. Motor Housing constructed of High Density Nylon and Precision Milled Cast Aluminum for strength and exact fit into bases.

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    Sears stores or other Craftsman outlets. WARNING: Always turn the motor off and unplug the router before making any adjustments or installing accessories. Failure to unplug the router could...

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    NOTE: To ensue proper gripping of the cutter Fig, 4 "_--f_ Cutters bit shank and minimize run-out, the shank of the cutter bit must be inserted into the collet/ nut at least 5/8 inch. "____ B it Shank "J Spindle With the cutter bit inserted and spindle- lock button pressed in engaging...

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    Jl_ WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields during power tool operations, or when blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also wear a dust mask. Always make sure that the cutter bit shank, collet/nut and motor spindle are clean and free of woodchips, dust, residue, grease and rust before installing a cutter bit or collet/nut.

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    Slide the motor into the base as far as it will go. Close the motor clamp securely. NOTE: When making depth adjustments on the plunge base, the motor clamp should always be closed securely. REMOVING THE MOTOR FROM THE BASE (Fig. 5} WARNING: Always turn the motor off and unplug the router from the power source before making any adjustments...

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    To raise the bit and the plunge action, unlock the plunge-lock lever. The plunge action will automatically retract from the workpiece and return to the raised position. Always have the plunge action in the raised position and locked when the bit is not cutting in the workpiece.

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    To produce deep cuts, always make several progressively deeper cuts by starting with the highest step on the depth-stop turret, and, after each cut, rotate the turret to the next lower step until the lowest step is reached. Each of the steps progresses by 1/4 inch increments.

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    To turn the motor "OFF" Push the toggle switch to the right side marked "O", or "Off". Always hold the routerand the cutter bit away from the workpiecewhen turning the toggle switch "On". Only contact the workpiece with the router and cutter bit after the router has reached full speed.

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    NOTE: If the inner screws wear down or require calibration: * Pull the lever up and turn it clockwise and then push the lever down (Fig.13). Turn the lever counterclockwise to secure the edge guide. SETTING THE ROUTER (Fig. 14} WARNING: When set the digital screen;...

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    The electronic speed control feature allows motor speed to be matched to cutter size and material hardness for an improved finish and extended bit life. Press "+" or "-" directly to choose the cutting speed according various materials of workpieces. Your router motor top cap has a "Variable Speed Selection Chart"...

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    ELECTRONIC FEEDBACK CiRCUiTRY The router electronic feedback circuitry monitors and adjusts power to maintain the desired speed for consistent performance and control, providing constant speed under load for a high-quality finish in all materials. PLACING THE ROUTER ONTO THE WORKPIECE AND STARTING THE CUT WARNING:...

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    When the cut is complete, turn router motor "Off" and allow the cutter bit come to a complete stop before removing it from the workpiece. Unplug the router from the power source, place the router on a worktable, and inspect the finished cut in the workpiece.

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    EDGING WiTH A PILOT BIT (Figs. 19 and 19a The arbor-type bits with pilots are excellent Fig. 19 Motor Housing for edge shaping of any workpiece edge that is straight, or is curved at a curvature as great or greater than the radius of the bit to be used.

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    FEEDING THE ROUTER (Fig. Fig. 20 ROUTER FEED DIRECTION The secrets to professional routing are a careful set-up for the cut, selecting the proper depth of cut, knowing < the cutter bit reacts in your workpiece, and the rate and direction of feed of the router.

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    DiRECTiON OF FEED = iNTERNAL CUTS Fig. 21 GUIDE OUTSIDE (Figs. 21 and 21a) When making an internal cut, such as a BIT ROTATION groove, dado, or slot, always have the guide you are using with the router (edge guide, THRUS straight edge, board guide), on the right-hand...

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    Forcing the feed of the cutter bit forward Fig. 22a too quickly slows the rotational speed of the Bit Shank cutter bit, and the bit takes bigger bites as it rotates. Bigger bites cause bigger chips and a rough finish. This forcing action can also cause the router motor to overheat.

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    WARNING: Always have the chip shield in place on the base when operating the router. & WARNING: Always turn the router motor off and unplug router from power source before making any adjustments or installing accessories. Failure to turn the motor off and unplug the router could result in accidental starting which can cause serious personal injury.

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    When using the plunge base to attach the Fig. 26 router to the router table, the bit depth can be adjusted by turning the depth clockwise or counterclockwise with the wrench supplied (Fig. 26). 1. Turn off the router. Lock the plunge depth locking lever. Insert the wrench into the adjusting hole...

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    All other parts represent an important part of the double-insulation system and should be serviced only by a qualified Craftsman service technician. WARNING: For your safety, always turn off the switch and unplug the router motor from the power source before performing any maintenance or cleaning.

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    REPLACEMENT OF CARBON BRUSHES (Fig. 27} Replacement brush sets are available through Sears Parts and Repair Centers. Fig. 27 Unplug the router motor before inspecting or replacing brushes. Replace both carbon brushes when either Ears has less than 1/4 in. length of carbon remaining, or if the spring or wire is damaged...

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    1/2 in. collet. WARNING: The use of attachments or accessories that are not recommended for this tool might be dangerous and could result in serious injury. Sears and other Craftsman outlets offer a large selection of Craftsman router accessories designed for specific routing applications.

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    straight 1/8-in. ["] 3/8-in. 1/4-in. straight straight straight 5/16-in. _!_' 1/2-in. 3/4-in. straight straight straight dovetail 3/8-in. dove tail 1/2-in. dove tail round nose 1/2-in. round nose 1/2-in. 90 d v groove v groove 1/2 x 1-in. 3/8x1/2-in. flush trim flush trim flush trim 1/2-in.

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    1/2-in. bead and cove bead cove 1/16-in. classiccove & bead classic cove with bead 1/4-in. roman ogee Roman ogee 3/8-in. rabbeting rabbeting 1/4-in. veining veining 1/2-in. core box core box 1/2-in. mortising mortising 1/4-in. panel pilot panel pilot chamfer 1-3/8-in. 45 °...

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    12.0 amp digital plunge base router Model No. 320.27669. The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate attached to the motor unit. Always mention the Model Number when ordering parts for this tool. 27669 ManuaLRevised_11 0215 Page 37...

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    12.0 amp digital plunge base router Model No. 320.27669. The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate attached to the motor unit. Always mention the Model Number when ordering parts for this tool. ® 27669 ManuaLRevised_11 0215 Page 38...

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    12.0 amp digital plunge base router Model No. 320.27669. The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate attached to the motor unit. Always mention the Model Number when ordering parts for this tool. 27669 ManuaLRevised_11 0215 Page 39...

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    5610220000 Screw 3321132000 Rear Cover 3125682000 Adjusting Knob 3121518000 Transparent 3125683000 Knob 3125686000 Window display 5610017000 Tapping Screw 4890638000 Speed Adjustor 5620017000 Screw 3120537000 Brush Cover 4960019000 Carbon Brush Assy 2800005000 Brush Holder Assy 5610106000 Tapping Screw 5610059000 Screw 2823115000 Switch Assy 3122851000 Seal Ring...

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    3700249000 Washer 3121049000 Rubber Spring 5700008000 Ball Bearing 2750184000 Rotor 2823021000 LED Holder Assy 3421186000 Motor Housing 5700056000 Ball Bearing 5610076000 Tapping Screw 5630179000 3551635000 Spindle Lock 3660174000 Stop Spring 5620061000 Screw 3421190000 Spindle Lock Cover 5620069000 Screw 2823121000 Collet Assembly 3660512000 Compression Spring...

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    3121635000 Handle 5620024000 Screw 5640045000 Bolt 3660254000 Torsion Spring 3420398000 Plunge Lock Lever 5620040000 Screw 5650007000 Spring Washer 5630015000 2823122000 Lever Assy 3123581000 Bollows Seal 3660166000 Spring 5620103000 Screw 3700078000 Wave Washer 3420387000 Turntable 5700046000 Steel Ball 3660030000 Spring 5660005000 "E"...

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    3402220000 Depth Adjusting Lever 2823125000 Collet Assembly 5620353000 Screw 3123454000 Vaccum Adapter 3123500000 Support Plate 3402471000 Wrench 5620050000 Screw 5650015000 Spring Washer 5650013000 Washer 3703925000 Fence 3550588000 Guiding 27669 ManuaLRevised_11 0215 Page 43...

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