20 Most Recent Black & Decker 11A 1 Router Questions & Answers

Go to this link and download the PDF file. You'll be routing the shapes of your dreams in no time at all. Pantograph manual.
Incidentally, you can get a manual for the router at the same site, by going to the home address and inputing your model number.

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Black & Decker... | Answered on May 18, 2013

Nearly all routers have a locking pin that you depress to lock the rotor then you should have a set of wrenches that came with the unit to loosen the mandrel and release the bit. Then just reverse the process to install the new bit.

Black & Decker... | Answered on Jun 26, 2011

go to Dewaltservicenet.com and type in your model number and it willl ask for the type number and you can download a manual and also a breakdown for this tool. they also have a locator for local vendors who carry their product.

Black & Decker... | Answered on Jan 09, 2011

i have found that most times there is a slight bit of rust on the bit

buff it down with some 150 paper,and also buff inside the collet

Black & Decker... | Answered on Aug 22, 2010

If you are doing freehand routing, you need bits with a ball bearing on the end to track the un-machined edge of the work. Other complicated designs require some form of 'jig' or fence that controls the position of the bit. If you didn't receive an owner's manual with your bequest, it would be helpful to find some good how-to manuals at specialty wood-working stores which also give you ideas for projects, making jigs, using a router table, and other useful information. Use a decent respirator and safety glasses when routing as they produce prodigious amounts of fine wood dust. Don't smoke while using the router as the dust in the air is quite explosive if ignited. The pictures in these manuals show how the router is mounted in the table and how to use it properly. The bits that you use must be very sharp to make clean cuts without also making smoke. Hope you find this useful!

Black & Decker... | Answered on Dec 21, 2009

the third standard handheld collet size is 8mm (thank the germans for that). you could either get a new 8mm collet for the router or for cheaper get a 1/2" to 8mm reducing sleeve from a good tool stockist or ebay... the sleeves are unversal. the collets are not...

good luck

Black & Decker... | Answered on Oct 23, 2009

Thought about what my orbital sander is like, then went to a craft store and bought a large sheet/pad of velcro and cut it to fit the 6" rubber disc pad glued it to the pad and then bought hook and loop sanding discs. And you wondering why I didn't use my orbital sander?? Because I needed to get into tight spaces and the orbital sander is a bit too large for this, plus it's too heavy to use working overhead .

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Black & Decker... | Answered on Mar 10, 2018

The voltage dip followed by a surge caused it to fail.

Black & Decker... | Answered on Dec 25, 2017

You should be able to find them at your local hardware or Menards store. I worked at a True Value store and we had them there.

Black & Decker... | Answered on Dec 23, 2017

Check first that you have retensioned the belt... i.e. when you removed the other belt, you would have had to pull on a spring-loaded lever to remove the belt tension before you added the new one... make sure the tension lever is flipped back in to ensure the new belt is tensioned...

Next, and the likely problem you are having, is belt tracking... There should be an adjustment knob up near the front of the sander near the front roller, either on top of the front part of the sander, or to the side near the front roller... When you turn this knob, it makes the belt track either left or right over the sander's base. This knob will allow your belt to run square and true and not spin off to one side...You need to adjust the tracking using this knob while the belt sander is running and with the new belt tensioned and in place, so turn the sander upside down, and power it on with one hand, then turn the knob with the other hand whichever way is needed to have the belt track square and in the middle of the rollers. Make small adjustments on the tracking knob to begin with. They can be sensitive at times.

That should stop your belt spinning off to one side.

Black & Decker... | Answered on Dec 31, 2016

its listed as a vintage sander
may have to source used ones ... ebay ?

cant find a user manual online

parts might be discontinued
not showing up on the parts list
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Black & Decker... | Answered on Oct 28, 2016

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