Your Belt Sander has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi’s high standard for dependability, ease of operation, and operator safety. When 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 before using this product.
n Introduction ... 2 n General Safety Rules ... 3-4 n Specific Safety Rules... 4 n Symbols... 5-6 n Electrical ... 7 n Features... 8 n Assembly ... 9 n Operation... 9-14 n Maintenance ... 15 n Parts Ordering / Service ... 16 This tool has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable.
WARNING: Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WORK AREA n Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite accidents. n Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust.
SERVICE n Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel may result in a risk of injury. n Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord.
Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpreta- tion of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer. SYMBOL NAME Volts Amperes Hertz Watt Minutes Alternating Current Direct Current...
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product. SYMBOL SIGNAL DANGER: WARNING: CAUTION: CAUTION: SERVICE Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should be performed only by a qualified service technician. For service we suggest you return the product to your nearest AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair.
DOUBLE INSULATION Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power tools, which eliminates the need for the usual three- wire grounded power cord. All exposed metal parts are isolated from the internal metal motor components with protecting insulation. Double insulated tools do not need to be grounded.
The tension release lever aids in quick and easy belt changes. TRACKING KNOB The tracking knob allows you to easily adjust the belt track- ing. DUST COLLECTION BAG The dust collection bag attaches to the sander and keeps dust to a minimum. FRONT HANDLE SANDING BELT Fig.
Do not discard the packing material until you have care- fully inspected and satisfactorily operated the tool. n If any parts are damaged or missing, please call 1-800-525-2579 for assistance. PACKING LIST Belt Sander Sanding Belt Dust Collection Bag Operator’s Manual Warranty Registration Card...
WARNING: Failure to unplug the tool could result in serious injury due to accidental starting. n Position the sander on its side with the cord on the left. WARNING: Keep hands and fingers clear of both rollers and spring mechanism at all times. Failure to do so could result in fingers getting pinched, causing serious injury.
Sanding belt runs outward: Turn the tracking knob slowly clockwise. NOTE: Turn the tracking knob until you are sure the sand- ing belt is secure, i.e., it will not come off the sander or contact internal parts. CAUTION: If the sanding belt wears excessively on the inner edge it is probably adjusted too far inward and is rubbing against internal parts.
To reduce the risk of fire, always empty the dust bag frequently (10-15 minutes) while sanding and never store or leave a sander without totally emptying its dust bag. Also follow the recommendations of the coatings manufacturers.
Unsecured work could be thrown towards the operator causing injury. n Turn the sander on and let the motor reach its maximum speed before placing the sander on the work surface. n Lower the sander to the work surface with a slight forward motion.
WARNING: Do not let your fingers rest over the front or right edge of the sander. If the sanding belt were to run off, or if it were not properly adjusted, your fingers could come in contact with the moving sanding belt resulting in possible serious injury.
WARNING: When servicing, use only identical Ryobi replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product damage. WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields during power tool operation or when blowing dust.
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.