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Default Manual for Craftsman 2HP combo router (model 320-27683)

I have absolutely no experience with wood routers, but I bought the captioned a few weeks ago because of all the good things I have read over the years about wood routers and because of the good reviews for this router. Unfortunately, I found its accompanying manual (Getting The Most From Your Router) to be very unsatisfactory, so I started looking for other manuals and instruction guides (as a matter of fact, I will be leaving for the San Diego Central Library in a few minutes to review their books to help me decide which book to buy). In any event, before leaving, I made a Google search for wood router manuals and came across this site. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything on my particular model, but the attitude displayed by many of the members is very encouraging, and I'm hoping for some positive feedback upon my return. That's about it. I need basic information about setting my router up (the manual I have doesn't even identify the parts). After that, I will need help with actually operating my router, but first things first. YouTube has many interesting videos, but my first job is to assemble and began using my router for the most basic jobs.

Oh, one last thing: I have found that I can't get any help from Sears/Craftsman. So, despite the fact that I bought my router on the basis of favorable reviews, I won't be buying any more Craftsman power tools.
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Warren, your router is a cheap clone of the Bosch 1617EVS. Download the manual for this router in the Bosch sub section of our Router Reference area. It will teach you the basics to help you get started safely.

There are many fine books on routing and you will have no problem getting answers to questions here.

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Hi Warren and Welcome
I found the owners manual in A pdf file on the internet
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Default I now have the PDF for the Craftsman router manual

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[QUOTE=Mike;373585]Warren, your router is a cheap clone of the Bosch 1617EVS. Download the manual for this router in the Bosch sub section of our Router Reference area. It will teach you the basics to help you get started safely.

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Thanks, Mike. I would have gotten back to you sooner, but I ran into some detours along the way. Anyway, I now have two manuals: the Bosch and the Craftsman, and I now owe Sears/Craftsman an apology: they DO have a good user's manual, it's just that it doesn't accompany the router; you have to download the PDF file. In fact, I learned that this is not an uncommon practice; I just had the same experience with my Canon printer. I thought that I had misplaced my manual, but I learned that I had never had it. It just didn't accompany the printer. I learned this when I downloaded the PDF file and found that it is so big that it would cost too much for me to print.

You were nice enough to send me the PDF file for the Bosch router, so here's the PDF file for the Craftsman router.
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I was going to ask you if you wanted it, but that would just be a waste of time. If you don't need or want it, just trash it. Finally, my belated thanks to Turbowolf. He mentioned the availability of the Craftsman router PDF file some days ago, but I didn't see that until today. Some sites tell you when your message has been answered. I guess I was expecting the same from RouterForums.com.

Whoops! I found that I don't know how to load the PDF file to my message, but I think you can find it. It's here somewhere; I see it below in the "Attach Files" section.

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Warren, your router is a cheap clone of the Bosch 1617EVS. Download the manual for this router in the Bosch sub section of our Router Reference area. It will teach you the basics to help you get started safely.

There are many fine books on routing and you will have no problem getting answers to questions here.
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I'm assuming that you got my previous replies to my posting on March the fourth. Now I have another minor problem that you might be able to help me with. There are two parts on the router whose name or purpose I don't know, so I tried to send a photograph to Sears/Craftsman. Unfortunately, although I was able to send an inquiry to their website, I couldn't upload the photograph. Worse, when I tried to get help on the telephone, I ran into that all too familiar circular trap. In other words, after being referred to five different numbers, I ended up where I started. I assume that there is a way for me to upload a photograph to you. If I can, I'll do it and hope that you will be able to identify the parts. Okay with you?
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Just a reminder that you do not need 10 posts to upload your photos from your PC to the forums. Click the go advanced button and you will find a button that says manage attachments. Select this and you will be able to upload your photos.
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I guess I'm hopeless because I don't see any "advanced button." I see "Advanced Search," but I don't think that's what you mean. I might add that the photo in question is on my desktop, and I have been able to transfer the file here, but it doesn't open up into a photo. It's a jpg file by the way. One more possible clue: I saw the file just below the "attach files" section of the message I wanted to send, but I couldn't do anything with it.
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