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Operating Instructions - Bosch 1375A - Grinder Angle 4 1/2 Small 6 Amp Operating/Safety Instructions Manual

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BM 1619P01046 5-05
5/10/05
SLIDE ON-OFF SWITCH WITH LOCK
The tool is switched "ON" by the switch
button located at the side of the motor
housing. The switch can be locked in the
"ON" position, a convenience for long
grinding operations.
TO TURN THE TOOL "ON" without locking it,
slide the switch button forward by applying
pressure ONLY at the REAR portion of the
button. When pressure is released the switch
button will snap to "OFF" position.
TO LOCK THE SWITCH "ON", slide the
switch button forward and press "IN" the
FRONT portion.
SELECTING GRINDING WHEELS
Before using a grinding
WARNING
!
wheel, be certain that its
maximum safe operating speed is not
exceeded by the nameplate speed of the
grinder. Do not exceed the recommended
wheel diameter.
DISC GRINDING WHEELS
Grinding wheels should be carefully selected
in order to use the grinder most efficiently.
Wheels vary in type of abrasive, bond,
hardness, grit size and structure. The correct
type of wheel to use is determined by the job.
Use disc grinding wheels for fast grinding of
structural steel, heavy weld beads, steel
casting, stainless steel and other ferrous
metals.
SELECTING SANDING DISC
Sanding discs are made of extremely hard
and sharp aluminum oxide grits, phenol-resin
bonded to a sturdy fiber backing for fast
heavy-duty service and long life. The discs
vary as to size and spacing of the abrasive
grits. OPEN COAT (type H) — used for soft
materials and on paint or varnish. CLOSED
COAT (type K) —used for metal, hardwood,
stone, marble and other materials.
Sanding discs range in grit from 16 (very
coarse) to 180 (very fine). To obtain best
results, select sanding discs carefully. Many
jobs require the use of several grit sizes and
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Operating Instructions

TO UNLOCK THE SWITCH, simply press
and release the REAR portion of the button.
Switch is spring loaded and will snap back
automatically.
WARNING
!
torque from the motor can cause the tool to
twist.
Start the tool before applying to work and let
the tool come to full speed before contacting
the workpiece. Lift the tool from the work
before releasing the switch. DO NOT turn the
switch "ON" and "OFF" while the tool is
under load; this will greatly decrease the
switch life.
Grinding Operations
Efficient grinding is achieved by controlling
the pressure and keeping the angle between
wheel and workpiece at 10° to 15°. If the
wheel is flat, the tool is difficult to control. If
the angle is too steep, the pressure is
concentrated on a small area causing
burning to the work surface.
WARNING
!
grinding action and put dangerous stresses
on the wheel.
When grinding with a new wheel be certain
to grind while pulling tool backwards until
wheel becomes rounded on its edge. New
wheels have sharp corners which tend to
"bite" or cut into workpiece when pushing
forward.
Sanding Operations
at times both "open coat and closed coat"
discs are required to get the job done faster.
See chart for application examples.
Operation: Refinishing painted wood or metal surfaces.
REMARKS
To remove paint and to smooth
surface irregularities.
To smooth
the rough sanding.
To remove scratches left by
previous discs.
To smooth surfaces for painting,
polishing or waxing.
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Hold the tool with both hands
while starting the tool, since
GRINDING TIPS
Excessive or sudden pres-
sure on the wheel will slow
GRIT
Coarse
16-24-30
Medium
36-50-80
Fine
100-120
Very Fine
150-180

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