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Craftsman 315.116301 Owner's Manual page 8

Detail sander double insulated
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Be careful not to let your hand cover the
air vents.
When applicable, clamp or otherwise secure the work to
prevent it from moving under your sander.
Unsecured work could be thrown
towards the operator causing njury
See Figures 3 and 4.
Hold sander in front and away from you, keeping it clear of
the workpiece. Start sander and let the motor build to its
maximum speed, then gradually lower on the work with a
slight forward movement. Move it slowly over workpiece
using forward and backward or side to side strokes. Upon
completion of sanding operation, always remove sander
from workpiece before turning it off.
Do not force. The weight of the unit supplies adequate
pressure, so let the sandpaper and sander do the work.
Applying additional pressure only slows the motor, rapidly
wears sandpaper and greatly reduces sander speed.
Excessive pressure will ovedoad the motor causing
possible damage from motor overheating and can result in
inferior work. Any finish or resin on wood may soften from
the fdctional heat. Do not allow sanding on one spot too
long as sander's rapid action may remove too much
matsdal, making the surface uneven.
Fig. 4
Selecting the correct size grit and type sandpaper is an
extremely important step in achieving a high quality
sanded finish. Aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, and other
synthetic abrasives are best for power sanding. Natural
abrasives, such as flint and garnet are too soft for
economical use in power sanding.
In general, coarse gdt will remove the most metedal and
finer grit will produce the best finish in all sanding
operations. The condition of the surface to be sanded will
determine which grit will do the job. If the surface is rough,
start with a coarse gdt and sand until the surface is
uniform. Medium gdt may then be used to remove
scratches left by the coarser grit and finer gdt used for
finishing of the surface. Always continue sanding with
each grit until surface is uniform.
Fig. 3
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry
when operating sander. They could get caught in
moving parts causing sedous injury. Keep head away
from sander and sanding area. Hair could be drawn
into sander causing sedous injury.
All of the beadngs in this tool are lubricated with a suffi-
cient amount of high grade lubricant for the life of the unit
under normal operating conditions. Therefore, no further
lubdcation is required.



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