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Over the past few months, I've gotten interested in power tools and have started a collection. My father had a lot of tools, and I inherited some of them when he passed away in 1998. Just now, I went into my storage room to look for tools and found a 1991 Craftsman 315.275040 3HP Electronic Plunge Router. The price tag is still on the box: $214.99.

As you will see, I don't know much about routers, but I'm sure some of the pieces are missing. The 1/2" to 1/4" and 1/2" to 3/8" collets are gone. There is a template guide that appears to attach to the base plate, but it doesn't fit, indicating that another piece may be gone.

Some of the parts for the router are available from the Sears website, but some are not. The manual is missing, so I really don't know what I'm doing.

Does anyone know where I can get a manual? How standard is this router with regard to accessories? A lot of the catalogs I see indicate that compatibility with Porter Cable attachments is desirable. Please provide me with some guidance.
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CRAFTSMAN | Model #315275040 | ROUTER | SearsPartsDirect.com

You can get the bit

Adapter Bushings from

http://cgi.ebay.com/4-pc-Collet-Redu...item20aecf482c

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops..._bearings.html



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Over the past few months, I've gotten interested in power tools and have started a collection. My father had a lot of tools, and I inherited some of them when he passed away in 1998. Just now, I went into my storage room to look for tools and found a 1991 Craftsman 315.275040 3HP Electronic Plunge Router. The price tag is still on the box: $214.99.

As you will see, I don't know much about routers, but I'm sure some of the pieces are missing. The 1/2" to 1/4" and 1/2" to 3/8" collets are gone. There is a template guide that appears to attach to the base plate, but it doesn't fit, indicating that another piece may be gone.

Some of the parts for the router are available from the Sears website, but some are not. The manual is missing, so I really don't know what I'm doing.

Does anyone know where I can get a manual? How standard is this router with regard to accessories? A lot of the catalogs I see indicate that compatibility with Porter Cable attachments is desirable. Please provide me with some guidance.



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go to hammerwall on the internet and download your manual
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I have the same one

I couldn't find the manual on hammerwall
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I downloaded the manual, it's not an instruction manual, it's a view the router and parts list, and warranty stuff. I want the operation and instruction manual, preferably free to download.
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Just got one of these routers myself, quite the powerhouse for its age (back when craftsman was still good, and "made in japan" meant high quality.

Despite having a couple 3hp+ routers, this old one is still my favorite.
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Did anyone ever find a manual?
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I inherited one of these craftsman 315.275040 routers. I bought a craftsman table but it is too small. The router will not fit in the small opening. I am trying to find out what kind of table to purchase that will fit it.

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Thanks. Newbie here :-)
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