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RIDGID EB44241 Operator's Manual

Oscillating edge belt/spindle sander.
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OSCILLATING
EDGE BELT/SPINDLE
SANDER

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  • Page 1 OSCILLATING EDGE BELT/SPINDLE SANDER...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Feed Direction ... 28 Dust Collection Capability ... 28 Transporting Sander ... 28 Maintenance ... 29 Lubrication ... 29 RIDGID Recommends the Following Accessories ... 29 Wiring Diagram ... 29 Troubleshooting ... 30 Repair Parts ... 32 Notes ... 35...
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions For Oscillating Edge Belt/spindle Sander

    WARNING: To reduce the risk of mistakes that could cause seri- ous, permanent injury, do not plug the sander in until the fol- lowing steps are completed. • Assembly. (See pages 12-19) • Learn the use and function of the ON-OFF switch.
  • Page 4: When Installing Or Moving The Sander

    Safety Instructions for Oscillating Edge Belt/ Spindle Sander (continued) Read the following WARNING labels found on the sander: When Installing Or Moving The Sander Avoid dangerous environment. Use the sander in a dry, indoor place protected from rain. Keep work area well lighted.
  • Page 5: Before Each Use

    Plan Ahead To Protect Your Eyes, Hands, Face and Ears Dress for Safety • Any power sander can throw foreign objects into the eyes. This can result in permanent eye damage. Always wear safety goggles, not glasses complying with ANSI Z87.1 (or in...
  • Page 6 To reduce the risk of injury from accidental contact with moving parts: • Do not layout, assemble, or setup work on the sander while any parts are moving. • Reduce the risk of accidental starting. Make sure switch is “OFF”...
  • Page 7: When Sander Is Running

    When Sander is Running Before starting your work, watch the sander while it runs. If it makes an unfamiliar noise or vibrates exces- sively, Stop Immediately. Turn the sander off. Unplug the sander. Do not restart until identifying and correcting the problem.
  • Page 8: Motor Specifications And Electrical Requirements

    Precautions To Take When Sanding Paint (continued) 4. Protect the environment when sanding paint. Use a dust collection system if possible. Seal the work area with plastic if necessary. Do not track paint dust outside the work area. 5. Thoroughly clean the work area upon completion of paint sanding Motor Specifications and Electrical Requirements General Electrical Connections...
  • Page 9: 110-120 Volt, 60 Hz. Tool Information

    110-120 Volt, 60 Hz. Tool Information NOTE: The plug supplied on your tool may not fit into the outlet you are planning to use. Your local electrical code may require slightly different power cord plug connections. If these differences exist refer to and make the proper adjustments per your local code before your tool is plugged in and turned on.
  • Page 10: Motor Safety Protection

    Motor Specifications and Electrical Requirements (continued) Motor Safety Protection IMPORTANT: To reduce the risk of motor damage, the motor should be blown out or vacuumed frequently to keep sawdust from interfering with normal motor ventila- tion. 1. Connect this tool to a power source with the appropriate voltage for your model and a 15-amp branch circuit with a 15-amp fuse or circuit breaker.
  • Page 11: Unpacking And Checking Contents

    Check packaging for missing parts before con- tacting RIDGID. Loose Parts NOTE: The sander is shipped with the 4" x 24" sanding belt attached. NOTE: Parts shown are not actual size. Item A Oscillating Edge Belt/ Spindle Sander...
  • Page 12: Assembly

    1. From the parts bag locate the four rub- ber feet. 2. Place the sander on its side so the bot- tom of the base is facing toward the front. 3. Locate the four holes in each corner of the base and place one of the rubber feet in each of these holes.
  • Page 13: Removing The Sanding Belt Assembly

    Removing the Sanding Belt Assembly WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from accidental start, make sure tool is unplugged before removing the sanding belt assembly. 1. Loosen the backstop knob and pivot the backstop out of the way. Tighten the backstop knob.
  • Page 14: Installing Sanding Sleeves Larger Than 1/2" Diameter

    Assembly (continued) Installing Sanding Sleeves Larger than 1/2" Diameter WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from accidental starting, always turn switch “OFF” and remove switch key before remov- ing or replacing the spacer ring inserts, sleeves and drums. 1. Remove the fan and clean sawdust from inside table recess.
  • Page 15: Installing Sanding Sleeves For The 1/2" Diameter Sanding Drum

    1/2" Diameter Sanding Drum WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from accidental starting, always turn switch “OFF”, unplug the sander and remove switch key before removing or replacing the spacer ring inserts, sleeves and drums. 1. Remove the fan and clean sawdust from inside table recess.
  • Page 16: Bolting Oscillating Edge Belt/spindle Sander To Workbench

    Assembly (continued) Bolting Oscillating Edge Belt/ Spindle Sander To Workbench If sander is to be used in a permanent location, it should be fastened securely to a firm supporting surface such as a work- bench, with either bolts or drywall screws.
  • Page 17: Supporting Oscillating Edge Belt/spindle Sander To Sawhorses

    Supporting Oscillating Edge Belt/ Spindle Sander to Sawhorses The sander has provisions for being sup- ported by sawhorses. The sawhorse can be built with the crosspiece either vertical or horizontal. Make sure the sawhorses are secure. Alignment Squaring Front Table...
  • Page 18: Aligning Belt To Miter Gauge Slot

    Alignment (continued) Aligning Belt To Miter Gauge Slot The sanding belt is installed at the factory; however, check and make sure the belt is parallel to the miter gauge groove: 1. Use a combination square to check the distance from the miter gauge groove to the belt assembly as shown.
  • Page 19: Removing/installing The Sanding Belt

    Removing/Installing the Sanding Belt Tensioning and Tracking WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from accidental start, make sure tool is unplugged before removing or installing sanding belt. Some sanding belts have a “directional arrow” on the inside or smooth side. If there is an arrow, the belt must run in the direction of the arrow so the splice will not come apart.
  • Page 20: Getting To Know Your Spindle Sander

    Getting to Know Your Spindle Sander Tracking Knob Spindle Knob Backstop Front Table Spacer Rings On-Off Switch Dust Collection Port WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from accidental start, turn switch “OFF” and remove plug from power source outlet before making any adjustments.
  • Page 21: 10. On-off Switch

    The On-Off switch has a locking feature. This Feature Is Intended To Help Pre- vent Unauthorized And Possible Haz- ardous Use By Children And Others. 1. To turn sander “ON” insert key into switch. NOTE: Key is made of yellow plastic, located in loose parts bag.
  • Page 22: Safety Instructions For Oscillating Edge Belt/spindle Sander

    To reduce the risk of injury from unexpected sander movement: • Always unplug the sander before moving it. • Put the sander on a firm level sur- face where there is plenty of room for handling and properly supporting the workpiece.
  • Page 23: Plan Ahead To Protect Your Eyes, Hands, Face And Ears

    Plan Ahead To Protect Your Eyes, Hands, Face and Ears Dress for Safety • Any power sander can throw foreign objects into the eyes. This can result in permanent eye damage. Always wear safety goggles, not glasses complying with ANSI Z87.1 (or in...
  • Page 24: When Sander Is Running

    • Never use this tool to finish pieces When Sander is Running Before starting your work, watch the sander while it runs. If it makes an unfamiliar noise or vibrates exces- sively, Stop Immediately. Turn the sander off. Unplug the sander. Do not restart until identifying and correcting the problem.
  • Page 25: Before Leaving The Sander

    Before freeing any jammed mate- rial: • Turn switch “OFF”. • Unplug the sander. • Wait for all moving parts to stop. Precautions To Take When Sanding Metals When sanding metals, sparks or hot fragments could cause a fire. To reduce the risk of this: 1.
  • Page 26: Basic Sanding Operation

    Select and install the desired sanding sleeve for your particular application. Sanding sleeves from 1/2" to 2" can be used with this sander. Choose one that is close in size to the workpiece you are sanding. Also install the appropriate spacer ring insert (page 15).
  • Page 27: Surface Sanding On The Sanding Belt

    For accuracy, use a miter gauge accessory (not included). Sanding Curved Edges Inside curves are best sanded with the sander assembled in the spindle mode. However, inside curves larger than 1-1/2" may be sanded on the drive drum when in the belt sander mode.
  • Page 28: Feed Direction

    Dust Collection Capability A standard 2-1/2" dust exhaust port has been provided to make dustless sanding possible. It is on the rear of your sander as shown. The pickup adapter end of a vacuum hose fits inside the dust exhaust port with a wedge fit.
  • Page 29: Maintenance

    Unit must be reas- sembled exactly to factory speci- fications. RIDGID Recommends the Following Accessories WARNING: Use only accesso- ries recommended sander. Using other accessories may be dangerous.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting

    Center, any attempt to repair this motor or gearbox may create a hazard unless repair is done by a qualified service technician. 1. Do not use sander on heavily loaded circuits 2. Request a voltage check by qualified electrician 3. Have relay replaced. Con- sult Authorized Service Center.
  • Page 31 1. Replace damaged parts before using sander. 2. Consult Authorized Service Center. Any attempt to repair this motor may cre- ate a hazard unless repair is done by a qualified ser- vice technician.
  • Page 32: Repair Parts

    Repair Parts Parts List For RIDGID Oscillating Edge Belt/Spindle Sander RIDGID parts are available on-line at www.ridgidparts.com Model EB44241 Figure 1 5, 49, 50, 51 2, 44, 45 3, 46, 47, 48 Ground Lead...
  • Page 33 Repair Parts Parts List For RIDGID Oscillating Edge Belt/Spindle Sander RIDGID parts are available on-line at www.ridgidparts.com Always order by Part Number—Not by Key Number Part No. Description 826358-1 Knob, Spindle 805553-2 Washer 21/64 x 5/8 x 1/32 822304 Drum, Sanding 3/4"...
  • Page 34 Repair Parts Parts List For RIDGID Oscillating Edge Belt/ Spindle Sander RIDGID parts are available on-line at www.ridgidparts.com Always order by Part Number—Not by Key Number Part No. Description 825539 Knob 10-32 x 1-1/4 830306 Washer 12 mm 1.0. 830453 Drum/Drive Asm.
  • Page 35: Notes

    Notes...
  • Page 36 What is covered under the Limited Three Year Warranty This warranty covers all defects in workmanship or materials in this RIDGID® tool for the three year period from the date of purchase. This war- ranty is specific to this tool. Warranties for other RIDGID® products may vary.

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