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Craftsman 315.268190 Operator's Manual

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Operator's Manual
RRFTSMR
Belt Sander
Variable Speed
Double Insulated
Model No.
315.268190
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WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury, the user
must read and understand
the operator's
manual
before using this product.
Customer
Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co., 3333
Beverly
Rd., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
USA
Visit the Craftsman
Web page: www.sears.com/craftsman
COUS
983000-172
3-04

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  • Page 1 To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator's manual before using this product. Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Visit the Craftsman Web page: www.sears.com/craftsman COUS 983000-172 3-04...
  • Page 2 • Warranty ..............................• Introduction ..............................• General S afetyRules ........................... • Specific SafetyRules ........................... • Symbols ..............................• Specifications ............................. • Electrical ..............................• Unpacking ..............................• Applications ..............................• Features ..............................• Operation ..............................10-14 •...
  • Page 3: Electrical Safety

    Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is off WARNING: Read and understand all before plugging in. Carrying tools with your finger instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed on the switch or plugging in tools that have the switch below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or on invites accidents.
  • Page 4: Rules For Safe Operation

    SERVICE • When servicing a tool, use only identical replace- • Tool service must be performed only by qualified ment parts. Follow instructions in the Mainte- nance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of parts or failure to follow Maintenance Instructions injury,...
  • Page 5 Important:Someofthefollowing symbols maybeusedonyourtool.Please studythemandlearntheirmeaning. Proper i nterpretation ofthesesymbols wiltallowyouto operate thetoolbetterandsafer. SYMBOL NAME DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Current Amperes Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power rain Minutes Time Alternating Current Type of current No Load Speed Rotational speed, at no load Class II Construction Double-insulated construction...
  • Page 6: Double Insulation

    KeeParea. While you are workingC°rds extensi°n clearwithOfa power When servicing, use only identical Craftsman replacement parts. tool, position the cord so that it will not get caught on lumber, tools, or other obstructions. intended to protect the user from wARNING:...
  • Page 7 INSTRUCTIONS PACKING LIST Belt Sander Your tool has been shipped completely assembled. • Carefully remove the tool and the accessories from 80 Grit Sanding Belt (1) the box. Dust Collection Bag • Make sure that all items listed in the packing list are Operator's Manual included.
  • Page 8 Before usingthistool,familiarize yourself w ithall DUST COLLECTION operating features andsafetyrequirements. However, The dust collection bag attaches to the sander and donotlet familiarity w iththetoolmakeyoucareless. keeps dust to a minimum. Yournewbeltsander is equipped withthefollowing ERGONOMIC DESIGN features. S ee Figure 1. The design of the sander provides for easy handling.
  • Page 9 DUST COLLECTION BAG FRONT HANDLE REAR HANDLE TENSION RELEASELEVER SANDINGBELT VARIABLESPEED ADJUSTMENT DIAL LOCK-ON BUTTON TRACKING TRIGGER SWITCH BLOWER EXHAUSTHOLE Fig. 1...
  • Page 10 WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety _WARNING: Keep hands and fingers clear of both glasses with side shields when operating this tool. rollers and spring mechanism at all times. Failure to Failure to do so could result in dust, shavings, do so could result in fingers getting pinched, caus- chips, or loose particles being thrown in your eyes ing serious injury.
  • Page 11 TOADJUST SANDING BELTTRACKING CAUTION: If the sanding belt wears excessively See Figures 5 and 6. on the inner edge, it is probably adjusted too far inward and is rubbing against internal parts. If this Belt life is greatly increased if you regularly adjust the is the case, readjust the tracking knob.
  • Page 12 USINGTHE DUSTCOLLECTIONBAG Follow these steps to empty the dust collection bag. Thedustcollection bagprovides a dustcollection • Unplug the sander. system forthesander. WARNING: Failure to unplug the tool could result in serious injury due to accidental starting. dl_ WARNING"Donotusethedustcollection bag whensanding metal. U singthedustcollection bag •...
  • Page 13 LOCKINGON THESANDER We designed the sander to provide the proper weight on See Figure the sanding belt. Excessive pressure will result in the following: The lock-on feature allows you to lock the trigger switch in • Uneven work the On position. Locking the trigger switch on allows you to operate the sander for extended periods of time.
  • Page 14 PROPER HAND PLACEMENT See Figure 10. For ease of operation and maintaining proper control, the sander has a front handle and a rear handle. These handles allow two-handed operation, which aids in maintaining control, keeping the sanding area level with the workpiece, and keeping hands clear of the sanding belt.
  • Page 15 Electric tools used on fiberglass material, wallboard, WARNING: When servicing, use only identical spackling compounds, or plaster are subject to Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other accelerated wear and possible premature failure part may create a hazard or cause product because the fiberglass chips and grindings are highly damage.
  • Page 16 CRAFTSMAN BELT SANDER - MODEL NUMBER 315.268190 SEE NOTE Note: The assembly shown represents an important part of the double insulated system. To avoid the possibility of alteration or damage to the system, service should be performed by your nearest Sears...
  • Page 17: Ordering Instructions

    CRAFTSMAN BELT SANDER - MODEL NUMBER 315.268190 I The model number wilt be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model | number in all correspondence regarding your BELT SANDER or when ordering repair parts.
  • Page 18 Your Home For repair-in your home-of all major brand appliances, lawn and garden equipment, or heating and cooling systems, no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! For the replacement parts, accessories owner's manuals that you need to do-it-yourself. For Sears professional installation of home appliances and items like garage door openers and water heaters.