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Hi there. I just registered and I am actually looking at buying a new (to me) but older router, model #31517480, and searching for a manual. I would be considered an amatuer, as I've only used a router about 3 times, but I would like to start experiencing with a router more. I am a 36 and from North Dakota.
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Hi September - welcome to the forum!

James has already given you a link to the Sears router manual that you are considering purchasing (assume the one shown below?) - NOW, have you even considered other routers? What is your budget? Just asking - Sears routers would not be my first choice (had 2 in the 1980s; both were poor & potentially dangerous - quickly replaced) - please provide some more information as to your needs and what you are willing to spend - there are better routers for you to select. Good luck!




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Hi there. I just registered and I am actually looking at buying a new (to me) but older router, model #31517480, and searching for a manual. I would be considered an amatuer, as I've only used a router about 3 times, but I would like to start experiencing with a router more. I am a 36 and from North Dakota.
Where in North Dakota? I am in Bismarck.
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The style of router Dave posted is actually one of the better Craftsman models. Some come with built on work lights. I just installed one on the Skil RAS800 router table and for a 1 hp model it is very easy to adjust and work with. Loosening the thumb screw let's you drop the router out of the base for bit changes. For ease of adjustment I removed the left handle; it is in the way when making adjustments under the table.

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Hi there. I just registered and I am actually looking at buying a new (to me) but older router, model #31517480, and searching for a manual. I would be considered an amatuer, as I've only used a router about 3 times, but I would like to start experiencing with a router more. I am a 36 and from North Dakota.
Manuals for Sears tools should be available from their "Parts Direct" Web site. HOWEVER. THAT WEB SITE INDICATES THAT THE MANUAL IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

In the 1970s I bought Sears power tools because one could get repair parts from Sears. This no longer seems to be the case. I also came to the conclusion many years ago that there are many better quality tools available.

Hopefully, you can find someone who has a manual and is willing to copy it for you.

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