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Thanks for any welcome messages that any one sent. I very new to this. I just got a Sears Router 315.17460. Being that I am new I think I got a bad deal but anyway I'm going to roll with it. I paid $40 for the router. It has NO book and NO bits and No wrench. Can anyone help me with where (if possible) I can purchase some basic bits and a book or a PDF file of one? Thank you for any help you can give me.
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Hi and welcome Supertoy. That is probably more like a $10 to $20 router in my opinion. If you click on the Routerforums logo near the top of this screen it will take to our home page. Scroll down until you see the manuals section and look for the Craftsman one. I didn't see the 17460 specifically but there are serial numbers just on either side if it so I would expect those models to be similar. As far as a wrench, any wrench the same size works, even a crescent wrench.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.

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Thanks for any welcome messages that any one sent. I very new to this. I just got a Sears Router 315.17460. Being that I am new I think I got a bad deal but anyway I'm going to roll with it. I paid $40 for the router. It has NO book and NO bits and No wrench. Can anyone help me with where (if possible) I can purchase some basic bits and a book or a PDF file of one? Thank you for any help you can give me.
welcome N/A...
let's see if there is something here you can use....
as for bits... WHEW.... where would you like to brgin...
I'm partial to Freud,,
Whiteside is a very good bit source...
I also recommend you leave chinese bits alone...
for your next router.. move to the head of the class and get yourself a Bosch 1617EVSPK...

Factory Reconditioned Bosch 1617EVSPK-RT 12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit

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Hi, and welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

As others have pointed out, the router you purchased is old, and, by todays standards, vastly outdated. However, that DOES NOT mean that it is not a useful tool. A lot of us started out with a very similar machine. Some, like me, still have and use one.

Stick provided you with a LOT of reading material... take the time to peruse them. A router is a great tool, but it can also take your fingers off if used wrong. No loose clothing, no hanging jewelry or rings. If you have long hair, control it somehow so it doesn't hang down near the spinning bit. And, NO GLOVES! People sometimes wear gloves to protect their hands.. not when using a router, or any other power tool for that matter. The bit can catch the glove and pull your hand in before you know it.

One other thing, Stick posted some information about guide bushings... for your router, you will have to go to Sears for any guide bushings. If they are still available, they are a unique size and the more common sized ones won't fit.

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Thank you for your info on my router. I bought a small package of bits from Home Depot brand name Ryobi. I don't think I have all the parts. When I put the but in no matter what I do I can't get the but to stay in. There is a lock and unlock button of sorts at the top. I've tried locking and tightening the screw and unlocking and tightening the screw but the but just won't stay in. My question is if this makes sense, is there more than one shaft with a large nut on it. I saw a diagram where they were using two wrenches turning opposite directions to lock it. Was I dreaming that or am I crazy!. I'm sorry to ask silly questions but our Sears sore is closing down and the parts and repair dept is already closed. So other than dipping at a job site and asking then about it in at a loss on where or how to find out the answers to my questions. I'm gong to try to post a picture so maybe you can see what I'm talking about. Thank you for all the help along with the others that helped too. I hope they see this too.
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Thank you for your info on my router. I bought a small package of bits from Home Depot brand name Ryobi. I don't think I have all the parts. When I put the but in no matter what I do I can't get the but to stay in. There is a lock and unlock button of sorts at the top. I've tried locking and tightening the screw and unlocking and tightening the screw but the but just won't stay in. My question is if this makes sense, is there more than one shaft with a large nut on it. I saw a diagram where they were using two wrenches turning opposite directions to lock it. Was I dreaming that or am I crazy!. I'm sorry to ask silly questions but our Sears sore is closing down and the parts and repair dept is already closed. So other than dipping at a job site and asking then about it in at a loss on where or how to find out the answers to my questions. I'm gong to try to post a picture so maybe you can see what I'm talking about. Thank you for all the help along with the others that helped too. I hope they see this too.
A lot of routers require 2 wrenches... one to hold the shaft of the router and one to tighten the collet. Others have a lock lever or button. It sounds like you have the lock button on yours. Push it in, or down as the case may be and check to see if it prevents the router shaft from turning. UNPLUG FIRST!! You might have to rotate the collet a bit to get the lock to engage.

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Is there a collet inside the nut. It's a cone shaped piece with slots cut in it. Or on some Sears routers the end of the armature shaft is the collet. I have one of those and I can't tighten it up enough to hold a bit so it's nothing but a paper weight now.

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It appears complete. The "lock" should hold the shaft from turning so you can tighten with one wrench. The collet (the part the bit fits in) should have slots that allow it to pinch the shaft of the bit. Sometimes these slots get filled with dust or pitch and need to be cleaned.
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