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key INfoRMAtIoN you SHould kNoW:
• Do not push down—let the sander do the work.
• Extended drywall sanding is not recommended for this product.
SAve tHIS MANuAl foR futuRe RefeReNce.
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INSTRUCTIVO DE OPERACIÓN, CENTROS DE SERVICIO
Y PÓLIZA DE GARANTÍA. AdveRteNcIA: LÉASE ESTE
INSTRUCTIVO ANTES DE USAR EL PRODUCTO.
CAT. NOS. 7448, 7448-CA, 7448-VA, 7448-VAWM
PRINTED IN CHINA
SAfety GuIdelINeS - defINItIoNS
It is important for you to read and understand this manual. The information it contains
relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING PRObLEMS. The symbols below
are used to help you recognize this information.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially haz a rd o us situation which, if not avoided, may result
in minor or mod e r a te injury.
Used without the safety alert symbol indicates potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
General Safety Rules
Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure
to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock,
fire and/or serious injury.
SAve All WARNINGS ANd INStRuctIoNS foR futuRe RefeReNce
The term "power tool" in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (cord-
ed) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
1) WoRk AReA SAfety
a) keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
b) do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence
of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite
the dust or fumes.
c) keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions
can cause you to lose control.
2) electRIcAl SAfety
a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. do
not use any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified
plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators,
ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is
earthed or grounded.
c) do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool
will increase the risk of electric shock.
d) do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging
the power tool. keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts.
Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
e) When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor
use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
f) If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a ground fault circuit
interrupter (GfcI) protected supply. Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of electric shock.
3) PeRSoNAl SAfety
a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a
power tool. do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence
of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power
tools may result in serious personal injury.
b) use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective
equipment such as dust mask, nonskid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection
used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c) Prevent unintentional starting. ensure the switch is in the off position before
connecting to power source and/ or battery pack, picking up or carrying the
tool. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or energizing power tools
that have the switch on invites accidents.
d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench
or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
e) do not overreach. keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables bet-
ter control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
f) dress properly. do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. keep your hair, clothing
and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair can be
caught in moving parts.
g) If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection
facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used. Use of dust collection
can reduce dust-related hazards.
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4) PoWeR tool uSe ANd cARe
a) do not force the power tool. use the correct power tool for your application. The cor-
rect power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
b) do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power tool
that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
c) disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the battery pack from the
power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing
power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power
d) Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons
unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate the power tool.
Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
e) Maintain power tools. check for misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the power tool's oper-
ation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use. Many accidents are
caused by poorly maintained power tools.
f) keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp
cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
g) use the power tool, accessories and tool bits, etc. in accordance with these
instructions, taking into account the working conditions and the work to be
performed. Use of the power tool for operations different from those intended could
result in a hazardous situation.
a) Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical
replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
SPecIfIc SAfety RuleS
• Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting 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.
• Always wear eye protection and a respirator when sanding.
• Sanding of lead-based paint is not recommended. See Sanding lead Based Paint for
additional information before sanding paint.
• Clean your tool out periodically.
When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your
product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of
power and overheating. The following table shows the correct size to use depending on cord
length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the
gage number, the heavier the cord.
Minimum Gage for cord Sets
(0-7,6m) (7,6-15,2m) (15,2-30,4m) (30,4-45,7m)
(0-15,2m) (15,2-30,4m) (30,4-60,9m) (60,9-91,4m)
The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
V ........................... volts
Hz ......................... hertz
min ........................ minutes
...................... direct current
.......................... Class II Construction
.......................... safety alert symbol
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and
other construction activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products and
• 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
reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with
approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter
out microscopic particles.
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash exposed areas with soap and water.
Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay on the skin may promote absorption of
WARNING: 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 appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from face and
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total length of cord in feet
American Wire Gage
A ......................... amperes
W ........................ watts
n o ....................... no load speed
........................ earthing terminal
.../min ...............revolutions or