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Question Craftsman Router wiring

I have a Craftsman Router Model 315.174921...It is an older model that I am rebuilding. It needed a now lower bearing and housing which I was able to buy from sears.

I was also able to download the parts listing from sears.

What I need to know is how the motor and the trigger (in the handle) connect together at the top of the router.
I should have made note of it as I pulled it apart...Silly Me!

Thanks in advance for anyones advice !!

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Hi Paul,
IMHO: the field and armature seem to be wired in series, the switch should be in series with that. The only other question is the lamp.
Should it be on as long as the router is plugged in or should it be on with the switch.

Your call on that.
I'll do up a diagram for you if you'd like, only I need to know when the light should be lit.

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Hi Gerry

Most all have the light lit when the router is plugged in,, it's a safety item showing the router is hot and ready to run or telling you to unplug it b/4 working on the bit..

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Thanks BJ! I'll start on his diagram in a few min. Gerry

Paul,
look over this sketch and verify/answer the questions...
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Most all have the light lit when the router is plugged in,, it's a safety item showing the router is hot and ready to run or telling you to unplug it b/4 working on the bit..

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I have one, not sure what model right now, with a light that only lights when the router spins up. It's got an automotive bulb in it and is powered by a secondary winding in the field coil.

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Just checked and I have the manual for this. If it's the same as mine, I also have(had?) some pics of when I had mine apart.. I will try and find them. In the meantime, here's the manual.
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Just checked and I have the manual for this. If it's the same as mine, I also have(had?) some pics of when I had mine apart.. I will try and find them. In the meantime, here's the manual.
Thanks Brian, I think I was working from that manual and the attached, (I think it was the prototype or a later version) manual.
If you could find them it would be a POSITIVE help for Paul rather than my educated guess.

I was speculating that the Black wire from the line cord should be attached to the Black wire to the switch assembly. Then the lighter colored wire from the field winding should be attached to the White wire from the switch assembly. Finally the Red colored wire from the switch assembly should be attached to the darker colored wire from the field winding.

I hope you can get back to verify or correct my educated guess based on your photos or even popping the top on your router to help Paul out with this.

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Brian:
If you do have some digital pictures with the top off of your router this would be perfect!!
Thanks in advance for your help!

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