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Sears had a number of models that were very close to the same router. All with 315. at the beginning of the model number were made by Ryobi. With very minor exceptions any group that were similar would have virtually identical manuals. Many of us here have owned Sears routers and if we saw a picture and you asked a specific question we would probably be able to answer it for you.
 

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Hi, Cindy; welcome!
Any info here or elsewhere regarding using a router safely, read it and re-read it until it's second nature. Routers aren't very forgiving when it comes to flesh and bone, not to mention ruining whatever you're working on.
If you can find a nightschool class, or weekend workshop, you'll get a lot out of it.
See Stick's .pdfs above!
 

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Thanks. Well, I have taught myself how to use an angle grinder and I’m comfortable with it so I figure a router can’t be much worse. I don’t live anywhere near a class, so I’m on my own. I do believe in safety and will not try anything that I’m not comfortable with. This group will be a great resource I’m sure
 

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Cindy the manual for the router will provide very little help in regard to learning to use it. Sticks pd files will and Harry's Tutorials if we can find where we stashed them, and there are some very good videos on you tube. Marc Sommerfeld has some really good ones that are well done. They may seem over your head but if you watch his technique you'll be able to get something out of it and learn a few good tricks at the same time. And we are here to help when needed.
 

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Thank you Chuck! I want the manual (or a resonable fascimile) because I don't even know how to put in a bit. I have no doubt I'll find a way to learn -- and I'm very glad I found this group. Now I just have to find the bits I bought 20 years ago but which are stashed somewhere in my workshop. Thanks again.
 

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The manual you seek is in the original post attachment from Stick. It’s listed as 17461 leaving out the 315 but when you pull it up the whole number is on the manual. Hope this helps!
 

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Cindy welcome to the Router Forums. I took a look at your website and you have some very interesting pieces of art. You can post some of your projects in the show and tell section so we can keep up with what you have been putting together with found items.
 
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Try the following (insert periods after the www and the searspartsdirect to make it a URL. I have not posted the required number of post (10) in order to include a URL in my post)
www searspartsdirect com/partsdirect/user-manuals/315174710-craftsman-parts-manual
 
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