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Hello All,

Just joined this forum and am new to woodworking. I am newly widowed and am learning to be quite the HandyGirl. What a blast! I decided to learn about home construction and systems by buying a small beach cabin and remodel it. Big learning curve, but I have great coaches so far.

I have inherited a small bench top Craftsman router table and a Craftsman 'Super Router', model 315.17400. I can't find the manual for either. Since I have never used a router before, I'd like to get a manual. Any suggestions? I have looked at many Internet sites but can't find a manual with my model#. Could there be a model that is close to mine that you can suggest?

My router table has no accessories. What do I need? Any suggestions on how the learn the art of Routing would be GREATLY appreciated! I'm excited to try!

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Welcome to the forum Jo, we look forward to having you with us.

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This one might be close....

You can also look at a bunch of books like "woodworking with the router" by Hylton, or the "new router Handbook" by Speilman. There are a lot of good references that will teach you much more than the owners manual.

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Boy what an adventure you have in front of you. You will need beach chairs maybe just one, a small table to put your drink on while observing the water in front of you. Then may be some planters for some flowers or beans. A blanket chest to hold the beach chair cusions and umbrella over the winter. Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.
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Greetings Jo and welcome to the router forum, we are pleased that you have joined us.

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I have had good luck googling the make and model number. There are lots of manuals that can be downloaded as PDFs.
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Jo I have the same router and haven't had any luck finding a manual. There's not a lot to that router. You might have better luck just asking any questions here. Welcome!

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Welcome to the RouterForums Jo. Glad to have someone excited to learn as you are. Please work "SAFE" and enjoy your new adventure.

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Skipper Jo,

I have several router-related how-to stories at the link below that might have some info for you. But you just joined a very good place to ask questions and get lots of good info from everyone else's experinece. Take your time, be careful and have fun!

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