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Craftsman 315.117120 Owner's Manual

3 inch belt sander double insulated
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Read Rules for
Safe Operation
and All Instruc-
tions Carefully
3 Inch
Belt Sander
Double Insulated
Repair Parts
Designed exclusively for an_pl<t e_L _
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Hoffman Esfate_,]L



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  • Page 1 OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NO. 315.117120 CRAI:TSMAK CAUTION: Read Rules for 3 Inch Safe Operation Belt Sander and All Instruc- tions Carefully Double Insulated Warranty Introduction Operation ® Maintenance Repair Parts Designed exclusively for an_pl<t e_L _ SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Hoffman Esfate_,]L 612547-768 11-C0...
  • Page 2: Rules For Safe Operation

    GENERAL Your Craftsman Belt Bender is suitable for coarse, medium and fine sanding of wood, metals, plastics and other materials. It is ideal when used for smoothing rough boards, chamfering, rounding edges and many other general Sanding applications.
  • Page 3 35. WHEN SERVICING ONLY IDENTICAL exceeding 100 feet is not recommended, if in CRAFTSMAN REPLACEMENT PARTS. doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the POLARIZED PLUGS. To reduce the risk of elec- gage number, the heavier the cord, OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORDS.
  • Page 4: Operation

    OPERATION KNOW YOUR BELT SANDER Before attempting to use your sander, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety requirements. See Figure I. Make sure power supply is 120 volts, 60 I_t, AC only (nOrmal household current). TRACKING SCREW--_ "LOCK'ON" BuI"rON REAR HANDLE SWITCH TRIGGER...
  • Page 5: Preparing For Operation

    OPERATION SWITCH The switch of your sander is equipped with a "lock-on" feature which is convenient when sanding for extended periods of time. To lock-on, simply depress the switch trigger, push in the lock button located on the side of the handle, then while holding the lock button pushed in, release the switch tdgger.
  • Page 6: Sanding Belt

    OPERATION INSTALLING/REMOVING SANDING BELT UNPLUG YOUR SANDER. Tension must be released on the front pulley in order to install and remove sanding belt. To release tension on the front pulley, you must depress the front pulley untilthe notch in the platen assembly wilt fit the slot, then rotate the notch onto the slot.
  • Page 7 OPERATION TO ADJUST SANDING BELT TRACKING See Figure 10. TO adjust sanding belt tracking, connect sander to power supply. Hold sander as shown in figure 1O. pultswitchtdgger and release immediately. NOTE: This position is for adjustments only. Sanding belt should not be in contact with workpiece or any foreign objects when making belt tracking adjustments, Observe tracking of sanding belt, If the sanding belt rur_s inward,slOWly turnthe trackingscrew clockwise.
  • Page 8: Extension Cords

    OPERATION TO OPERATE Clamp or otherwise secure the work to prevent it from moving under your sander. Before placing sander on work surface, squeeze the switch trigger and let the motor reach its maximum speed, then lower your sander to the work surface with a slight forward motion,Using the rear handle to control your sander and the front handle only to guide it, move itslowly over the work.
  • Page 9: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE GENERAL Only the parts shown on parts list. page 11. are intended to When electrictools are used on fiberglass boats, sportscars, be repaired or replaced by the customer. AH other paris wallboard, spackling compounds, or plaster, it has been represent an important part of the double insulation system foundthat they are subject to accelerated wear and possible and should be serviced only by a qualified Sears service...
  • Page 10 CRAFTSMAN 3 IN. BELT SANDER -- MODEL NUMBER 315.117120 SEE NOTE"A" PAGE 11 Page10...
  • Page 11 3 IN. BELT SANDER -- MODEL NUMBER 315.117120 The model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model number in all corrM,=_pondence regarding your CRAFTSMAN SANDER or when ordedng repair parts. SEE BACK...
  • Page 12 For repair of major brand appliances in your own home... no matter who made it, no matter who sold it! 1-800-4-MY-HOME s" Anytime, day or night (1-800-466-4663) www, To bring in products such as vacuums, lawn equipment and electronics for repair, call for the location of your nearest Sears Parts & Repair Center. 1-800-488-1222 A.ytime, day oroight