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Maintenance - Craftsman 172.417740 Owner's Manual

8 amp angle grinder
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OPERATION cont.
OVERLOAD
Overloading will cause damage to the motor of your angle grinder.
This can happen if your angle grinder is subjected to heavy use for
prolonged periods of time.
Do not in any circumstances, attempt to exert too much pressure on your
angle grinder to speed up your work.
If your angle grinder becomes too hot, run the angle grinder under no load
for 2-3 minutes until it has cooled to normal operation temperature.
WORKING HINTS FOR YOUR ANGLE GRINDER
1. Always start at no load to achieve maximum speed then start working.
2. Do not force the disc to work faster; reducing the disc's moving speed
means longer working time.
3. Always work with a 15-30 angle between disc and workpiece.
Larger angles will cut ridges into the workpiece and affect the surface finish.
Move the angle grinder across and back and forth over the workpiece.
4. Always ensure the workpiece is firmly held or clamped to prevent movement.
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MAINTENANCE

WARNING: ALWAYS remove the plug from the socket before carrying out any
adjustment, servicing or maintenance.
• There are no user serviceable parts in your power tool.
• Never use water or chemical cleaners to clean your power tool.
• Wipe clean with a dry cloth. Always store your power tool in a dry place.
• Keep the motor ventilation slots clean. Keep all working controls free of dust.
• Occasionally you may see sparks through the ventilation slots.
• This is normal and will not damage your power tool.
WARNING: If supply cord is damaged it must be replaced before further tool
use in order to avoid electrical shock hazard. Take tool to a qualified service dealer
for identical part cord replacement.
CARBON BRUSH REPLACEMENT
A noticeable decrease in tool power or on/off switch problems may indicate the need
to replace the carbon brushes in the tool. Take the tool to a qualified service dealer
to have the brushes replaced with identical parts.
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