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Ryobi RS290 Operator's Manual

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Your sander has been engineered and manufactured to our 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.
Thank you for your purchase.
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OPERATOR'S MANUAL
RANDOM ORBIT SANDER
DOUBLE INSULATED
RS290

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  • Page 1

    Your sander has been engineered and manufactured to our 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.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    The replacement power tool will be covered by the limited warranty for the balance of the two year period from the date of the original purchase. WHAT THIS WARRANTy COVERS: This warranty covers all defects in workmanship or materials in your RYOBI power ®...

  • Page 3: General Safety Rules

    WARNING! Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or seri- ous injury. The term “power tool” in all of the warnings listed below refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WORK AREA SAFETy  Keep work area clean and well lit.

  • Page 4: Specific Safety Rules

    SERVICE  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. WARNING! To reduce the risk of injury, user must read instruction manual.

  • Page 5: Symbols

    Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer. SyMBOL NAME Volts Amperes Hertz Watt Minutes Alternating Current Direct Current No Load Speed...

  • Page 6

    To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to use this product until you read thoroughly and understand com- pletely the operator’s manual. If you do not understand the warnings and instructions in the operator’s manual, do not use this product. Call Ryobi customer service for assistance.

  • Page 7: Electrical

    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.

  • Page 8: Features

    Input ...10 V, 60 Hz, AC only, .6 Amps Net Weight ...3-1/ lbs. BACKING PAD ON/OFF SLIDE SWITCH This sander is equipped with a simple slide switch control. RANDOM ORBIT The random orbit motion provides overlapping sanding movements by combining orbital and spinning motion.

  • Page 9: Assembly

     Do not discard the packing material until you have care- fully inspected and satisfactorily operated the product.  If any parts are damaged or missing, please call 1-800-55-579 for assistance. PACKING LIST Random Orbit Sander Sandpaper (3 discs) Dust Bag Operator’s Manual WARNING: Do not allow familiarity with this product to make you careless.

  • Page 10: Attaching Hook-and-loop Sanding Discs

    TURNING THE SANDER ON/OFF See Figure 3.  To turn the sander on: Slide the switch to the left ( l ).  To turn the sander off: Slide the switch to the right ( O ).

  • Page 11: To Attach/empty Dust Bag Assembly

    TO ATTACH THE DUST BAG ASSEMBLy See Figure 4.  Unplug the sander.  Slide the dust bag onto the dust exhaust on the sander using a slight twisting motion. TO EMPTy THE DUST BAG ASSEMBLy See Figures 4 - 5.

  • Page 12: Operating The Sander

    WARNING: Unsecured work could be thrown towards the operator causing injury.  Place the sander on the workpiece so that all of the sand- ing disc surface is in contact with the workpiece. CAUTION: Be careful not to let your hand cover the air vents.

  • Page 13: Maintenance

    WARNING: When servicing, use only identical 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. If operation is dusty, also wear a dust mask. GENERAL MAINTENANCE Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts.

  • Page 14

    • HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS When ordering repair parts, always give the following information: • MODEL NUMBER • SERIAL NUMBER RYOBI is a registered trademark of Ryobi Limited used under license. ® 987000-17 8-3-07 (REV:01) OPERATOR’S MANUAL RANDOM ORBIT SANDER...

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