• Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is off before plugging in. Carrying tools with
your finger on the switch or plugging in tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
• Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning the tool on. A wrench or a key that
is left attached to a rotating part of the tool may result in personal injury.
• Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and
balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations.
• Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes,
hard hat, or hearing protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
TOOL USE AND CARE
• Use clamps or other practical way to secure and support the workpiece to a stable
platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body is unstable and may lead to loss of
• Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your application. The correct tool will do the
job better and safer at the rate for which it is designed.
• Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off. Any tool that cannot be controlled with
the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
• Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any adjustments, changing
accessories, or storing the tool. Such preventative safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the tool accidentally.
• Store idle tools out of reach of children and other untrained persons. Tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
• Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained tools,
with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
• Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any other
condition that may affect the tool's operation. If damaged, have the tool serviced before
using. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools.
• Use only accessories that are recommended by the manufacturer for your model.
Accessories that may be suitable for one tool, may become hazardous when used on
• Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or main-
tenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
• When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Follow instructions in
the Maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow
maintenance instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury.
ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR
• Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cut-
ting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a "live" wire will make
exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and shock the operator.
• Do not sand metal of any kind with your belt sander. Sparks may be generated by
sanding screws, nails or other metals which may ignite dust particles.
• Do not wet sand with this sander. Liquids may enter the motor housing and cause
• Empty dust bag frequently. Especially when sanding resin coated surfaces such as
polyurethane, varnish, shellac, etc. The accumulation of fine sanding dust particles may self
ignite and cause fire.
• Do not operate this tool for long periods of time. Vibration caused by the operating action
of this tool may cause permanent injury to fingers, hands, and arms. Use gloves to provide
extra cushion, take frequent rest periods, and limit daily time of use.
• Clean out your tool often, especially after heavy use. Dust and grit containing metal
particles often accumulate on interior surfaces and could create a risk of serious injury,
electric shock or electrocution. ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES.
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CAUTION: Wear appropriate personal hearing protection during use. Under some con-
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ditions and duration of use, noise from this product may contribute to hearing loss.
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WALT power tools: the yellow and black color
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
scheme; the "D" shaped air intake grill; the array of pyramids on the handgrip; the kit box con-
construction activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other
figuration; and the array of lozenge-shaped humps on the surface of the tool.
reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints.
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• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products.
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• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber (CCA).
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved
WARNING! Read and understand all instructions including that
safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic
provided with attachment and accessories. Failure to follow all instructions list-
ed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and
other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash exposed areas with
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay on the skin may promote
absorption of harmful chemicals.
• Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite accidents.
CAUTION: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which may cause serious and
permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory protection
• Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flam-
appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from face and body.
mable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or
• The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The symbols and their definitions
are as follows:
• Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while operating a power tool. Distractions
can cause you to lose control.
• Grounded tools must be plugged into an outlet properly installed and grounded in
n o..............................no load speed
accordance with all codes and ordinances. Never remove the grounding prong or
modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adaptor plugs. Check with a qualified elec-
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trician if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is properly grounded. If the tools should
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electrically malfunction or break down, grounding provides a low resistance path to carry
electricity away from the user. Applicable only to Class I (grounded) tools.
Precautions To Take When Sanding Paint
• Double insulated tools are equipped with a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the
1. Sanding of lead based paint is NOT RECOMMENDED due to the difficulty of controlling the
other.) This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully
contaminated dust. The greatest danger of lead poisoning is to children and pregnant women.
in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to
install a polarized outlet. Do not change the plug in any way. Double insulation
2. Since it is difficult to identify whether or not a paint contains lead without a chemical analysis,
inates the need for the three wire grounded power cord and grounded power supply system.
we recommend the following precautions when sanding any paint:
Applicable only to Class II (double insulated) tools.
• Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
1. No children or pregnant women should enter the work area where the paint sanding is being
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is grounded.
done until all clean up is completed.
• Don't expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will
2. A dust mask or respirator should be worn by all persons entering the work area. The filter
increase the risk of electric shock.
should be replaced daily or whenever the wearer has difficulty breathing. See your local
• Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord to carry the tools or pull the plug from an
hardware store for the proper N.I.O.S.H. approved dust mask.
outlet. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Replace damaged
3. NO EATING, DRINKING or SMOKING should be done in the work area to prevent ingest-
cords immediately. Damaged cords increase the risk of electric shock.
ing contaminated paint particles. Workers should wash and clean up BEFORE eating,
• When operating a power tool outside, use an outdoor extension cord marked "W-A"
drinking or smoking. Articles of food, drink, or smoking should not be left in the work area
or "W." These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric shock.
where dust would settle on them.
Minimum Gage for Cord Sets
Total Length of Cord in Feet
1. Paint should be removed in such a manner as to minimize the amount of dust generated.
2. Areas where paint removal is occurring should be sealed with plastic sheeting of 4 mils thick-
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3. Sanding should be done in a manner to reduce tracking of paint dust outside the work area.
CLEANING AND DISPOSAL
1. All surfaces in the work area should be vacuumed and thoroughly cleaned daily for the dura-
tion of the sanding project. Vacuum filter bags should be changed frequently.
• Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power
tool. Do not use tool while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medica-
2. Plastic drop cloths should be gathered up and disposed of along with any dust chips or other
tion. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal
removal debris. They should be placed in sealed refuse receptacles and disposed of through
regular trash pick-up procedures. During clean up, children and pregnant women should be
kept away from the immediate work area.
• Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep your hair,
clothing, and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothing, jewelry, or long hair can be
3. All toys, washable furniture and utensils used by children should be washed thoroughly
caught in moving parts. Air vents often cover moving parts and should also be avoided.
before being used again.