Your new sander has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi's high standard for dependability, ease of operation, and operator safety. Properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance. WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual.
Operation ... 9-14 Maintenance ... 14-15 Parts, Ordering, and Service ... 16 Your sander has many features for making the use of this tool more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability have been given top priority in the design of this sander making it easy to maintain and operate.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES WARNING: Read and understand all instructions. Failure to fol- low all instructions listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WORK AREA Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite accidents.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES SERVICE Tool service must be performed only by quali- fied repair personnel. Service or maintenance per- formed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury. SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the tool may contact hidden wiring or its cord.
Important: Some of the following symbols may be used on your tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer. SYMBOL NAME Volts Amperes Hertz Watt Minutes Alternating Current No Load Speed...
If any parts are damaged or missing, please call 1-800-525-2579 for assistance. You may use your sander for the purposes listed below: Sanding wood, metals, plastics, and other materials. Smoothing rough boards, chamfering, rounding edges, etc. Removing rust, paint, varnishes, and stains.
SWITCH Your sander has a conveniently located trigger switch. LOCK-ON The lock-on feature allows you to lock the sander on when you operate it continuously for extended periods of time. DUST COLLECTION BAG The dust collection bag attaches to the sander and keeps dust to a minimum.
REAR HANDLE WARNING: Do not attempt to modify this tool or create accessories not recommended for use with this tool. Any such alteration or modification is misuse and could result in a hazardous condition leading to possible serious personal injury. FEATURES DUST COLLECTION...
TURNING THE SANDER ON/OFF See Figure 2. Follow these directions to turn the sander on and off. To turn on the sander: Depress the switch trigger. To turn off the sander: Release the switch trigger. LOCKING ON See Figure 3.
Unplug the sander. WARNING: Failure to unplug the tool could result in accidental starting causing possible serious injury. Position the sander on its side with the cord on the left. WARNING: Keep hands and fingers clear of front idler roller and spring mechanism at all times.
“locked-on” posi- tion. Failure to do so could result in accidental start- ing of the sander resulting in possible serious injury. Connect the sander to a power supply. Position the sander upside down with the cord on the left.
This action permits the air to flow through the bag better. Always empty and clean the dust collection bag thoroughly upon completion of a sanding operation and before placing the sander in storage. WARNING: Collected sanding dust from sanding surface coat- ings such as polyurethanes, linseed oil, etc.
NOTE: Allowing the sander to remain in one place will result in an uneven surface. WARNING: Keep a firm grip on the sander with both hands at all times. Failure to do so could result in loss of control leading to possible serious injury.
The weight of the tool is sufficient to provide adequate pressure at the correct location. WARNING: When servicing use only identical Ryobi replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product damage. GENERAL Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts.
WARNING: Failure to unplug the tool could result in accidental starting causing possible serious injury. Remove the sanding belt from the sander. Refer to “TO INSTALL/CHANGE SANDING BELTS” earlier in this manual. Remove the belt cover screws and the belt cover.
Ryobi Authorized Service Center. Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit. Please call 1-800-525-2579 for your nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center. You can also check our Web site at www.ryobitools.com for a complete list of Authorized Service Centers.