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Hi, new to the forum and loving it already. I recently picked up the titled router for cheap, missing a few base parts. Not a problem since my intentions are to put this on a homemade router table with lift. However, I can't figure out what the red wires (see picture) that go from the trigger to the light and then into the stator do other than power the light when the router trigger switch is pressed. I'm not going to use the base with the trigger switch so wonder if I can just cut the red wire. I've asked Sears but they won't provide any information since the router is out of warranty and they claim its a liability issue to provide any service type of information. I wouldn't worry about it except the wire does connect to the stator and I don't want to screw that up!
 

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Hi Alpine and welcome. For some reason I can't get that picture to enlarge and I can't see quite enough detail without doing so. If you could isolate them from the other wiring and attach one lead from an ohmmeter to one wire and then see if you have continuity to the other two wires then you should be able to twist all three together in a connector.
 

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I can't imagine that any circuit going through a bulb can be of any importance other than the bulb itself. For example, if the bulb blew or you took it out would the router be affected...?

And as Cherryville pointed out, check how the wires are affected by the switch and then connect them together as though the trigger was depressed... the ole "switch bypass'eroo trick" :)
 
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I have an older craftsman router, and its light is 12 volt DC... its 12volt power is somehow generated when the motor is turned on. It seems to be a separate function. My router bulb uses a common automotive lightbulb.
 

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Hi, new to the forum and loving it already. I recently picked up the titled router for cheap, missing a few base parts. Not a problem since my intentions are to put this on a homemade router table with lift. However, I can't figure out what the red wires (see picture) that go from the trigger to the light and then into the stator do other than power the light when the router trigger switch is pressed. I'm not going to use the base with the trigger switch so wonder if I can just cut the red wire. I've asked Sears but they won't provide any information since the router is out of warranty and they claim its a liability issue to provide any service type of information. I wouldn't worry about it except the wire does connect to the stator and I don't want to screw that up!
Hi, welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

Check this message out: craftsman-router-manual-anyone Reply #8 has some pictures I took when I had my Craftsman router disassembled. Different model, but it might be enough to answer your questions.
 

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I have an older craftsman router, and its light is 12 volt DC... its 12volt power is somehow generated when the motor is turned on. It seems to be a separate function. My router bulb uses a common automotive lightbulb.
You reminded me that I had one of those once too Gary. I can't remember how they changed the voltage but it would have to be downstream from the switch somewhere.
 
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Bingo! gmercer and BrianS solved the problem for me! When I checked the bulb, it was a GE917 which is 12.8 volt, similar to gmercer's router, and Brian's thread about the 315-174 router shows that the wiring for a 315-275 is the same. I can just ignore the red wire for my install and straight wire the motor with the black and white wires to a common switch on the side of the cabinet.

Thank you all for your comments. This forum is awesome and I can't wait to start making sawdust with this setup, using the great info from this site!
 

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Bingo! gmercer and BrianS solved the problem for me! When I checked the bulb, it was a GE917 which is 12.8 volt, similar to gmercer's router, and Brian's thread about the 315-174 router shows that the wiring for a 315-275 is the same. I can just ignore the red wire for my install and straight wire the motor with the black and white wires to a common switch on the side of the cabinet.

Thank you all for your comments. This forum is awesome and I can't wait to start making sawdust with this setup, using the great info from this site!
Glad you were able to find the answer you were looking for.
 
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...chalk one up for the good guys...

Another RF success...

Good luck...happy routing...
 
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