Sanding Tips - Craftsman 172.11625 Owner's Manual

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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
out faster and reduce sander speed.
B. Excessive pressure will overload the motor and cause possible damage
to the sander from the motor overheating.
C. Excessive pressure will also result in inferior work.
2. Any existing finish or resin on wood may soften from the heat of the friction,
3. DO NOT sand in one spot for too long a time because the the sander's
rapid action may remove too much material and make the surface uneven.
NOTE:This sander has dust collection, so we recommend
that you use
sandpaper with pre-punched
holes that will line up with the holes in the cushion.
Selecting the correct grit and type of sandpaper
is an extremely important
decision that will allow you to achieve the best quality sanding finish,
1. Aluminum oxide, silicon carbide and other synthetic abrasives are best for
power sanding.
2. Natural abrasives such as flint and garnet are too soft for economical
use in power sanding.
3. Coarse grit will remove the most material and finer grit will give you the
best finish in all sanding operations.
4. The condition of the surface to be sanded will determine which grit will
do the job.
5. If the surface is rough:
A, Start with a coarse grit and sand until the surface is uniform.
B, Then use medium to remove any scratches left by the coarse grit.
C. Then use a finer grit for finishing the surface.
NOTE: ALWAYS continue sanding with each grit until the surface is uniform,
NOTE: DO NOT use the sander without sandpaper.
This will damage the cushion.
DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry when operating
sander, They could get caught in moving parts, causing serious injury.
Keep head away from sander and sanding area. Hair could be drawn into
sander, causing serious injury.



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