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Craftsman 172.276700 Operator's Manual

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Operator's Manual
2.4 Amp
1/4 Sheet
Finishing Sander
Model No. 172.276700
Read, understand and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions
in this manual before using this product.
Sears Brands
IL 60179
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  • Page 1 * SAFETY in this manual before using this product. * UNPACKING * DESCRIPTION Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 * ASSEMBLY * OPERATION See the full line of Craftsman ® products Intertek * MAINTENANCE at 3025736 6/28/12...
  • Page 2: One-Year Limited Warranty

    For warranty coverage details to obtain free replacement, visit the web site: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Sears Brands Management...
  • Page 3 The p urpose of s afety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The s afety symbols and the e xplanations with t hem d eserve your careful attention and u nderstanding.The symbol warnings do not, by themselves, eliminate danger.The instructions...
  • Page 4: Work Area Safety

    the warnings instructions result in electric shock, fire and/or ,4k WARNING: Read all safety warnings and instructions. Failure to follow serious injury. Save all warnings and instructions for future reference. The term power tool in the warnings refers to your electric (corded) power too! or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
  • Page 5 TOOL USE AND C ARE SAFETY operating this power tool. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may Z_ WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions before result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. 1. Do not force the power tool.
  • Page 6: Electrical Safety

    ELECTRICAL SAFETY 2 Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with grounded power tools. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock. /_, WARNING: precautions when Double...
  • Page 7: Safety Symbols

    SAFETY SYMBOLS FOR YOUR TOOL The label or= your tool may include the following symbols. V ............... Volta A ..............Amps Hz ..............Hertz W..............Watts min ..............Minutes ..............Alternating current ..............Direct current no ..............No-load speed [] ..............Class II construction, Double Insulated RPM ............
  • Page 8 Z_ WARNING: Some dust crested by using power tools contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: ° Lead from lead-based paints. • Crystalline silica from bricks...
  • Page 9 NOTE: Only those dust masks suitable for w orking with lead paint dust and fumes should be used. Ordinary painting masks do not offer this protection. See your local hardware dealer for t he p roper (NIOSH approved) mask. •NO EATING, DRINKING OR SMOKING should...
  • Page 10: For Safe Operation

    5. If any of the parts are damaged or missing (refer to PARTS LIST below), return the sander to your nearest Sears store or Craftsman outlet to have the sander replaced. the missing parts are replaced. Failure...
  • Page 11 KNOWYOUR FINmSHING SANDER (Fig. 2) operating features and safety requirements. NOTE: Before attempting to use your sander, familiarize yourself with all of the Your Professional 1/4-sheet finishing sander has a precision-built electric motor and it should be connected to a 120-volt, 00-Hz AC ONLY power supply (normal household...
  • Page 12 Fig 2 On / Off Rocker Switch Comfort Grip Handle Dust Bag Assembly Lpter with dual dust ports Platen Cushion Sandpaper No-load Speed 14000 OPM (Orbits per Minute) Rating 120 Volts, 60 Hz AC Input 2.4 Amps Orbit Diameter 1/16-in. Paper Size 1/4 sheet Paper Type...
  • Page 13 when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or removing sandpaper, cleaning or when it is not in use. Disconnecting the sander will prevent WARNING: Your sander should NEVER be connected to the power source accidental starting, that could cause serious personal injury.
  • Page 14 ALWAYS inspect the s andpaper before installing. DO NOT use i fbroken or d efective. 1. U nplug the s ander. I _ WARNING: causing possible serious Failure personal to unplug injury. the sander could result in accidental starting Installing Non-Adhesive Sandpaper (See Figs.
  • Page 15 PAPER PUNCH (See Fig. 4) A paper punch template is included with sander so you can punch properly aligned holes into the sandpaper. This is done after the paper is installed onto the sander. To punch holes, line up the front and side of the sander over the paper punch template shown in Fig.
  • Page 16 TO REMOVE AND E MPTY DUST BAG (Fig. 5, 5 a and 5 b) 1. U nplug the s ander. Z_ WARNING: Failureto unplug the sander could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. 2. Locate (2) tab connectors on either side of vac adapter/dust bag assembly squeeze.
  • Page 17 NOTE: For more efficient operation, we recommend that you e mpty the d ust bag when it is no more than half full. This will allow the air to flow through the bag better. ALWAYS empty and clean the dust bag thoroughly when you've finished...
  • Page 18 Before attempting to use any tool, be sure to familiarize yourself with all the operating features and safety instructions. SANDER UNTIL THE MISSING PARTS ABE REPLACED. FAILURE TO FOLLOW Z_ WARNING: IF ANY PARTS ARE MISSING, DO NOT OPERATEYOUR THIS RULE COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS...
  • Page 19 "11 CAUTION: When gripping the sander during use, ALWAYS be careful to cover the air vents with your hands (see Fig. 8). Fig. 8 Air Vents SANDING TIPS 1. DO NOT force the sander. The weight of the sander supplies adequate pressure the workpiece.
  • Page 20 SELECTING THE RIGHT SANDPAPER cont. 4. The condition of the surface to be sanded will determine which grit will do the job. 5. If the surface is rough: • Start with a coarse grit and sand until the surface is uniform. Then use medium to remove...
  • Page 21 FLUSH SANDING (See Fig. 10) Your sander will allow you to flush sand corners. You can use the front and sides of your sander for flush sanding, DO NOT use the rear of the sander for flush sanding. ALWAYS remove the sander from the workpiece before turning...
  • Page 22 3. Keep the motor air openings free from oil, grease and sawdust or woodchips, and store tool in a dry place. LUBRICATION Your Craftsman _ Professional Pad Sander has been properly lubricated and is ready to use. No further lubrication...
  • Page 23 BRUSH (sold separately) REPLACEMENT (see Fig. 11,11 a, 1 1 b and 1 lc) 1. U nplug the s ander. WAIRNJNG: Failure to unplug the sander could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. 2. Remove (3) screws from top cover of sander and remove top cover (see Fig.
  • Page 24 1/4 Sheet Sandpaper in Very Fine, Fine, Medium and Coarse Grit available non-adhesive. Visit your local Sears store or other Craftsman outlets or shop all of the accessories for your random orbital sander.
  • Page 25 1/4 Sheet Pad Sander The model numberwill be found onthe nameplate of the Sheet PadSander. MODEL NUMBER 172.276700 Always mention the model number when ordering parts for your tool, To order parts call, 1-800-469-4663 .-.."® i...
  • Page 26 i_,l=_.tlL-_'a_rUl 1/4 Sheet Pad Sander MODEL NUMBER 172.276700 The model numberwill be found on the nameplateof the SheetPad Sander, Always mentionthe model numberwhen ordering parts fo ryour tool, Toorder parts call, 1-800-469-4663 Item Parts Part Description Qty. Item Parts Part Description Qty.