Dovetail Instructions Needed

All,
A recent garage sale provided me with a slightly used Craftsman dovetail template # 315.25790. Unfortunately, no instructions were with the template and one set of spacers appears to be missing. Is anyone willing to email me a copy of their instructions? Also, Could anyone put a caliper on the two different sized spacers and let me know what the thicknesses are?
Your help is greatly appreciated,
Dustinpockets@netscapeDOTnet
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snipped-for-privacy@netscape.net wrote:

The unit look like one of the generic jigs. The instructions from Rockler's web side should do.
http://www.rockler.com/tech/RTD10311373AA.pdf
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snipped-for-privacy@netscape.net wrote:

I have one of these, picked it up at a garage sale, but I never got around to figuring it out. Instead I learned how to cut dovetails by hand, and lost interest in doing it with a router.
While I do have the manual that came with my jig, it would be far too involved for me to try and scan it in. However, it looks like you can still gets parts for this item from Sears Parts[1]. At the web site, type in the model number (315.25790) in the search area. When you eventually get to the listing of parts, the manual is part number 612547-176 and appears to sell for $4.99.
[1]: http://www3.sears.com/
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wrote:

Yeah,
Unfortunately, Instructions and handling exceed the cost of the entire guide.
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So what?? That still gives you a usable dovetail jig for, what?, about $25.00?
Pony up the ten bucks and try it out...worst case is that you're out ten bucks.
Best case is that you've got a DT jig that'll work for what you want it to do for years.
Middle of the road is that you will figure out that you like using a jig, but you want to get a more flexible one and replace it...in the mean time, you've had a DT jig to use and play with....and hopefully, make stuff with.
Mike
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Somebody wrote:

Sears wants to charge about $15 for a replacement set of instructions and when you are done, you still have a POS.
I threw mine in the trash and bought a JET.
Bought it on Amazon at a time when they were offering a bunch of discounts which made it all the more attractive.
Lew
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wrote:

So the problem isn't that the information is unavailable, but really that you want someone to spend their time getting you answers that you are unwilling to pay for.
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I apogize for posting my modest request, Used it to be you could get this kind of information on this newsgroup.
Seems like it's been hijacked by the elitist sort inhabiting some of the HVAC groups.
Perhaps Frank is willing to spend a few $ on something that may turn out to be mediocre at best. (Throwing good money after bad?) Not every one has the disposable income.
Oh, and by the way Frank, I also asked if someone could measure the thickness of the spacers I need, not a big task.
Perhap you might tell me the time or dollar $ minimums that must be met before some assistance is rendered. One kind individual did go to the trouble of leading me to the Rockeler site and some very generic instruction. (Thank you fellow woodworker) The instructions however, didn't help much for the Sears unit.
If you post the guidelines, time/$, for a request I'll try to comply.
Dustin
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snipped-for-privacy@netscape.net wrote:

I don't often get pissed off reading Usenet; it's a waste of energy. And I"m not really pissed off here either, more annoyed at the arrogance at this.
I've made requests for help on the Wreck and received some thoughtful answers that have steered me in the right direction from people who took the time to try and help someone they'll never meet.
Elitist, my ass. The regulars in this group are among the most helpful around. Newbies are welcomed with open arms and given so many pointers, it's an embarrassment of riches. Witness the thread on Just Three power tools. There are countless others.
You asked a question, it was answered. Nope, no one went out and scanned a manual for you but showed you where you could get one. And then you have the balls to insult the entire group.
My suspicion is that the next question you ask will go unanswered.
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Tanus,
Sorry your offended, it was my mistake to to lump all the users into one group. I guess I was a bit miffed when ONE response thought I was too cheap to order the information. And as I explained, I was looking for a simple measurement also. Would you spend 2X the cost of a tool on information? And remember some didn't think much of the jig in the first place.
Lastly, I did than the one helpful respondant didn't I?
To those that were offended, Mea Culpa.
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