08:03PM | 12/10/09
Member Since: 12/10/09
1 lifetime posts
I would love a copy as well.

By the way... Thanks for your service in Iraq!


08:04AM | 12/12/09
Member Since: 12/11/09
1 lifetime posts
I can't believe how many people are after this manual! I too need one and would be very grateful to receive a pdf copy.

Pls. send to


05:21PM | 12/28/09
Member Since: 12/27/09
1 lifetime posts
Hello, I would also greatly appreciate a copy of the Craftsman #315.11720 manual. My e-mail is:

thank you.


01:40PM | 03/02/10
Member Since: 03/01/10
1 lifetime posts
could you also send me one

Thanks Don


01:36AM | 03/03/10
Member Since: 06/06/08
12 lifetime posts
I tried to send but the address was rejected. Do you have another?



10:12AM | 03/15/10
Member Since: 03/14/10
1 lifetime posts
Hello, I would also greatly appreciate a copy of the Craftsman #315.11720 manual. My e-mail is:

Many Thanks, Jack


04:01PM | 04/03/10
Member Since: 04/02/10
1 lifetime posts
Was given a model:315.11750 3" x 21" Craftsman Belt Sander. Had been on a shelf for a long time and no manual. Posts indicate that there are manuals available. If possible, please send a manual by e-mail to or post where to find.


06:51AM | 04/12/10
Member Since: 04/09/10
1 lifetime posts
I inherited this model as well and could also use a copy of the manual. How does one re-engage the front roller tension after installing a new belt? Do you simply pry it back into place with leverage and pressure? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.




04:24AM | 04/16/10
Member Since: 08/15/08
2 lifetime posts
Please send me a copy of the manual at Thanks.


07:57AM | 04/23/10
Member Since: 04/22/10
1 lifetime posts
Trying to help my niece out. Her dad left her this sander Sears Sander 315.11720 and she needs the manual so she can figure out how to change the belt. All help is appreciated. Thanks!


05:39PM | 04/27/10
Member Since: 04/26/10
1 lifetime posts
mcrawley96 at

Can I post it to one of the old tools websites?


03:06AM | 05/03/10
Member Since: 06/06/08
12 lifetime posts
You can post it. I need your address to send it to you. What state do you live in? I live in Va. My address is


10:46AM | 06/27/10
Member Since: 06/26/10
1 lifetime posts
I need a manual for a Sears Model 315.11720 Belt Sander ? If someone has a copy (pdf) I'd appreciate one.



02:22PM | 08/22/10
Member Since: 08/21/10
1 lifetime posts
Looks like it's my turn. Can I also have someone email me a copy of the manual? Thanks!


10:51PM | 10/19/10
Member Since: 10/19/10
2 lifetime posts
Just picked up this beltsander from a friend but no manual anyone have a copy my email address is cyberphyr at


06:48PM | 11/12/10
Member Since: 11/11/10
1 lifetime posts
My email address is I realy need to know how to change the belt. Like most of the messages that I have seen on this site. In advance, thank you.


08:25AM | 11/13/10
Member Since: 06/16/05
13 lifetime posts
The manual is OTW, however in the mean time to change the belt. Simply hold the sander so that the front wheel is on your work bench. Place pressure on the wheel until it moves in and clicks into a locked position. Once you have new belt on, place a screwdriver between idler pully and support bracket (right side center). Place pressure on idler pulley, pressing towards front of sander. The pressure wheel will click release and spring pressure will return to belt. Hold unit upside down, carefully apply power, and adjust screw on opposite side from where you released the idler pulley - it will adjust tracking in and out from striker bar.

Good luck!


08:52AM | 04/08/11
Member Since: 04/08/11
1 lifetime posts
Didn't realize the sander was such an old model but I don't feel like such a doofus for not being able to figure out how to change belts now with so many requests from people more talented than I with tools..I could also use a soft copy[?] of directions if you still have them. thanks


04:00PM | 08/21/11
Member Since: 08/21/11
1 lifetime posts


12:04PM | 05/19/13
I have this same model (Model #31511720) and you can still get the model 31511721 (one not zero) manual, which is the same - from the sears part website.
Click to reply button Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon