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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-28-2010, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello,

I have a Craftsman router. I bought it about 3 years ago. I have only used it about a half a dozen times.

The book only says that I have to open the clamp to adjust the depth. This does not work. Am I missing something?

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Alice,

Which model number is your router (or post a picture) so we can see if we can't figure out the problem

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My router says it is a model #315.175100.
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Hi

Lift up on part number 8, the cam lock device then you can adjust it, up or down.

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Yes, thank you for the input.
Unfortunately, I need to know what to do since I already lifted the lever and the adjusting ring still will not turn.
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Hi

Many of the Craftsman will jam,,blow out the ring it may have saw dust in it,if it will not turn spray some WD40 on the ring and threads, let it set for a min.than try,if it's still stuck rap a rag around the ring and use a big pair of channel locks on it, go one way and than the other don't be king kong with it they do break...


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Yes, thank you for the input.
Unfortunately, I need to know what to do since I already lifted the lever and the adjusting ring still will not turn.



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Welcome to the forums.

The problems I had with my brother's late 80's-early 90's craftsman router and trying to twist that ring are why I didn't even look at a craftsman router when I finally got the ok to buy my own.

I think my wife trying to adjust it when we did something the week inbetween christmas and new year's was why the new purchase was authorized. Even after loosening the knob that compresses the ring and keeps it in place all the way the base didn't want to move without an extreme amount of effort.
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Thank you so much for your input. At least I now I know I have not missed something.

I will try your WD40 idea.
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