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Ryobi RS240 Operator's Manual

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THANK YOU FOR BUYING A RYOBI RANDOM ORBIT SANDER.
Your new Random Orbit Sander has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi's high standard for dependability, ease of
operation, and operator safety. Properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
CAUTION: Carefully read through this entire operator's manual before using your new sander.
Pay close attention to the Rules for Safe Operation, Warnings, and Cautions. If you use your sander properly and only for what
it is intended, you will enjoy years of safe, reliable service.
Thank you again for buying Ryobi tools.
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OPERATOR'S MANUAL
Random Orbit Sander
Model RS240
DOUBLE INSULATED
Sanding disc diameter
No load speed
Diameter of orbit
Rating
Net Weight
5 in. (127 mm)
12,500 opm
3/32 in. (2.5 mm)
120 volts, 60 Hz, AC
2.4 Amperes
2.75 lbs.

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  • Page 1: Specifications

    THANK YOU FOR BUYING A RYOBI RANDOM ORBIT SANDER. Your new Random Orbit Sander has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi's high standard for dependability, ease of operation, and operator safety. Properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    For service we suggest you return the tool to your nearest RYOBI AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing use only identical Ryobi replacement parts.

  • Page 3

    RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS 1. KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read operator's manual carefully. Learn its applications and limitations as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool. 2. GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK by preventing body contact with grounded surfaces.

  • Page 4: Rules For Safe Operation

    33. DRUGS, ALCOHOL, MEDICATION. Do not operate tool while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any medication. 34. WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL RYOBI REPLACEMENT PARTS. 35. MAKE THE WORKSHOP CHILD-PROOF with padlocks, master switches, or by removing starter keys.

  • Page 5: Features

    BACKING PAD SANDING DISC WARNING: WEAR YOUR The operation of any sander can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, SAFETY GLASSES which can result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed.

  • Page 6

    Any damaged part should be replaced before attempting to use the tool. The backing pad on your sander provides the capability to use sanding discs with pressure sensitive adhesive back- ing material. You also receive a conversion pad which al- lows use of sanding discs with velcro type backing material.

  • Page 7

    See Figures 3 and 4. The dust bag assembly provides a dust collection system for your sander. It can be installed by slipping it over the blower exhaust with a twisting motion. Sanding dust is drawn up through the holes of the sanding disc to collect in the dust bag during sanding operation.

  • Page 8

    (off the workpiece). The backing pad should not take longer than 6 seconds to stop. If it takes longer than 6 seconds to stop, return the sander to your nearest RYOBI AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. WARNING: Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry when operating sander.

  • Page 9: Optional Accessories

    Remove your hand from vent area, remove sanding disc, then with your hand removed from vent area, turn sander on and run it free without a load to cool motor. The following recommended accessories are current and were available at the time this manual was printed:...

  • Page 10: Maintenance

    WARNING: When servicing use only identical Ryobi replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product damage. CLEANING DUST BAG ASSEMBLY See Figures 8 and 9. As previously mentioned, for more efficient operation, empty dust bag when no more than half full. This will permit the air to flow through the bag better.

  • Page 11

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  • Page 12

    Now that you have purchased your tool, should a need ever exist for repair parts or service, simply contact your nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center. Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit. Please refer to the Service Center insert or call 1-800- 525-2579 in the United States or 1-800-265-6778 in Canada for your nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center.

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