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Owner's Manual
1/3-Sheet
Pad Sander
Model No.
172.11625
CAUTION:
Read,
understand
and follow
all Safety
Rules and Operating
Instructions
in this manual
before
using th=s product.
,SAFETY
,OPERATION
,MAINTENANCE
,ESPA_OL
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.

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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual 1/3-Sheet Pad Sander Model No. 172.11625 ,SAFETY ,OPERATION CAUTION: Read, understand and follow ,MAINTENANCE all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions ,ESPA_OL in this manual before using th=s product. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Full One Year Warranty

    FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN 1/3-SHEET PAD SANDER If this CRAFTSMAN 1/3-Sheet Pad Sander fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE INTHE UNITED STATES, and Sears will replace it, free of charge.
  • Page 3: Work Area Safety

    Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric I Z_ WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions, shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. WORK AREA SAFETY 1. ALWAYS keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite accidents.
  • Page 4: Personal Safety

    ELECTRICAL SAFETY cont. NOTE: The extension cord must have adequate wire size AWG (American Wire Gauge) for safe, efficient use, Smaller gauge wires have greater capacity (16 gauge wire has more capacity than I8 gauge wire). Minimum Gauge for Extention Cords (AWG) Volts Total Cord Length of Cord in Feet...
  • Page 5: Service Safety

    TOOL USE AND CARE SAFETY 1. ALWAYS use clamps or other practical ways to secure and support the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body is unstable and may lead to loss of control. 2.
  • Page 6: Safety Rules For Sanders

    SAFETY RULES FOR SANDERS 1. NEVER use this or any power sander for wet sanding or liquid polishing. Failure to follow this rule will increase the risk of electrical shock ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION Z_WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
  • Page 7 ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION CONT. 8. ALWAYS make sure that your extension cord is in good condition. When using an extension cord be sure to use one that is heavy enough to carry the current that your tool will draw. A wire gauge size (A.W.G,) of at least 16 is recommended for an extension 100 feet or less in length, Using an extension cord that is over 100 feet in length is not...
  • Page 8: Rules For Safe Operation

    ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION CONT. Z_ WARNING: The operation of any sander can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, ALWAYS wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shield and a full face shield when needed, We recommend a Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shield, available...
  • Page 9 Before attempting to use any tool, be sure to familiarize yourself with an the operating features and safety instructions. Z_ WARNING: IF ANY PARTS ARE MISSING, DO NOT OPERATE YOUR SANDER UNTIL THE MISSING PARTS ARE REPLACED. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS RULE COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.
  • Page 10: Installing The Sandpaper

    Electrical Connection Your sander has a precision-buiR electric motor and it should only be connected to a 120-volt, 60-Hz. power supply (normal household current). DO NOT operate on direct current (DC). This large voltage drop will cause a loss of power that will overheat the motor. If your sander does not operate when plugged into an outlet, check the power supply.
  • Page 11 Installing Non-Adhesive Sandpaper cont. (see Fig.2) 2. Remove dust bag assembly, 3. If replacing sandpaper, remove old sandpaper. 4. To remove old sandpaper, raise the levers on each side of the sander to release the paper clamps holding the sandpaper. Then remove old sandpaper. 5.
  • Page 12 Installing Adhesive-Backed Sandpaper cont. (See Fig. 3) 4, Place levers back in locked position (see Steps 6 and 8 on Installing Non-Adhesive Sandpaper). NOTE: ALWAYS be sure that both levers are in the locked position before starting sander. 5. CAREFULLY peel adhesive backing from the new 1/3-sheet sandpaper, 6.
  • Page 13 ATTACHING DUST BAG ASSEMBLY cont. (See Fig. 4) 2. Insert dust bag adapter into dust exhaust hole (see Fig. 4). 3. Push in adapter until the raised edges on the top and bottom of the adapter snap into the grooves in the dust exhaust hole. 4.
  • Page 14 ATTACHING THE VACUUM HOSE ADAPTER (See Fig, 6) Your sander includes a vacuum hose adapter that easily attaches to the sander. The adapter allows you to hook your sander up to your shop vac (sold separately), I. Unplug the sander. starting causing possible serious personal injury.
  • Page 15 Z_ WARNING: ALWAYS wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shield and a full face shield when operating your sander. Failure to do so could result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, resulting in possible serious injury. If the sanding operation is dusty, also wear a face or dust mask.
  • Page 16: Sanding Tips

    SANDING TIPS 1. DO NOT force the sander. The weight of the sander supplies adequate pressure. Let the sander and the sandpaper do the work. A. Applying additional pressure will only slow the motor, wear the sandpaper out faster and reduce sander speed. B.
  • Page 17 ORBITAL MOTION (See Fig. 8) As shown in Figure 8, the orbit of the sander is 1/16-inch in diameter so the sandpaper moves in tiny circles at high speed. This orbital action duplicates a "hand sanding" motion for more aggressive sanding as you push the sander forward.
  • Page 18 REMOVE PRESSURE-SENSITIVE SANDPAPER BEFORE STORAGE DO NOT store your sander with pressure-sensitive sandpaper still attached. The heat generated by sanding causes the pressure-sensitive adhesive to flow and form a tight bond between the cushion and the sandpaper. ALWAYS remove the sandpaper soon after you have finished sanding to avoid adhesive set up.
  • Page 19: Extension Cords

    EXTENSION CORDS The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of power. To keep the loss at a minimum and to prevent overheating, use an extension cord that is heavy enough to carry the current that the tool will draw. A wire gauge (AWG) of at least 16 is recommended for an extension cord 100 feet or less in length.
  • Page 20 1/3 PAD SANDER- MODEL NUMBER 172.11625 The Model Number will be found on the Nameplate. Always mention the Model Number when calling about your tool. Part No. Description Quantity SA16.0,00.4-00 PCB Assembly STA50.04.02-00 Stator SW50.01.0-00 Ball Bearing ST05.03.02-00 Rubber Bar STA51.04.00-00 Rotator SA16,0.01,2-00...
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