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This is a discussion on router parts within the General Routing forums, part of the Routers category; I am new to this so please bear with me. I have an older Craftsman ...


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Old 03-24-2011, 06:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new to this so please bear with me.
I have an older Craftsman router (model 315.175040). I believe the switch is bad. Sears tells me it is no longer available. I would think a switch from a newer model should work. If so, I need a part number.

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Old 03-24-2011, 06:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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HI Ben

Now would be a good time to update your router with a speed control device, just by pass the switch and just use the switch on the speed control box for a off and on switch and a way to control the speed , so you don't burn up your router bits..

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HI Ben

Now would be a good time to update your router with a speed control device, just by pass the switch and just use the switch on the speed control box for a off and on switch and a way to control the speed , so you don't burn up your router bits..

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That would be ok if it is only used for table routing, but seems like a cumbersome answer for freehand routing.

A quick search on Ebay, shows lots of "Craftsman router"s, that look like they have similar switches. Some with model numbers, some without. There is even a manual listed that has multiple model numbers for parts checking.
Do you know how the switch connects? Another option may be a simple toggle switch.

Good luck.
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HI Randal

" cumbersome answer for freehand routing " = not so, it's just a longer cord so to speak... and it's about the same price as a switch..

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That would be ok if it is only used for table routing, but seems like a cumbersome answer for freehand routing.

A quick search on Ebay, shows lots of "Craftsman router"s, that look like they have similar switches. Some with model numbers, some without. There is even a manual listed that has multiple model numbers for parts checking.
Do you know how the switch connects? Another option may be a simple toggle switch.

Good luck.
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I am new to this so please bear with me.
I have an older Craftsman router (model 315.175040). I believe the switch is bad. Sears tells me it is no longer available. I would think a switch from a newer model should work. If so, I need a part number.
Hi Ben - Welcome to the forum
I dunno who you talked to at Sears but try here:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...dMod=315175040

Item #8 on the diagram, $7.85 (plus about 10 bucks shipping I'll bet)

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Trying to figure this out. Having a bit of trouble finding my way around.
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For the first time I tried this, I got several responses with some good ideas. This is cool!!
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