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Maintenance - Craftsman 351.226712 Owner's Manual

1 x 6" belt & disc sander
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
(Continued)
Figure 3
HORIZONTAL BELT SANDING
The belt housing can be tilted to a horizontal position.
Remove the bett tabIe by removing the socket, head bolt,
lock washer and flat washer (Key Nos_49, 50fi& 51)_
Loosen the socket head bolt (Key No. 46); tilt the belt
housing to the horizontal position, and tighten the socket
head bolt to secure the position.
The drive wheel of the belt can be used as contact wheel
for sanding curved surfaces.
A workstop (Key No. 48) is provided to be used when
straight sanding in the horizontal position.
Attach the workstop to the belt housing with socket head
bolt, lock washer and washer (Key Nos. 49, 50 & 51).
Use a combination square to adjust the workstop at 90°
to the belt with a 1/t6" gap between the belt and
workstop
NOTE: For stability, mount the belt and disc sander to
the bench top.
REPLACING THE ABRASIVE DISC
Remove disc table.
Remove old abrasive disc by peeling it from alumtnum
disc. Removing aluminum disc from motor shaft is not
necessary.,
Clean aluminum disc if necessary,. Select the proper'
abrasive disc and apply to aluminum disc.
Also, abrasive used can be changed to a different grit by
replacing the aluminum disc.
Additional aluminum discs are available. Use a separate
aluminum disc for each grit size used.
interchange the aluminum disc to change grit size,
Replace disc table°
ADJUSTING DISC TABLE ANGLE
The disc table is adjustable from 45° to 90 ° for beveled
work
To adjust the disc table, loosen the two knobs and adjust
to the desired angle.
When disc table is at desired angle, lock it into position
by securely tightening the knobs.
ABRASIVE DISC FINISHING
Abrasive disc sanding is well suited for finishing small flat
surfaces and convex curved edges
Move the workptece across the down side (right) of the
face of the abrasive disc.
The abrasive disc produces almost no abrasive action at
the center.
The abrasive disc moves fastest and removes more
material at the outer edge.
if workpiece is fed without additional guidance, more
material will be removed towards the outer edge of the
disc.
For accuracy use the miter' gauge,
USING THE MITER GAUGE
(See Recommended Accessories, page 11.)
The miter' gauge is used only on the disc table, Use the
miter gauge for securing work and holding the proper'
angle while disc sanding.
Adjust the angle by repositioning the miter gauge scale
and locking it into place with thumbscrew and flat washer
Check the accuracy of the miter gauge scale.
Use a combination
square to adjust the miter gauge
square to the face of the disc,
Indicator should be at zero. Loosen screw and reposition
indicator if necessary.
MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
MAKE CERTAIN THAT UNIT IS DISCON-
NECTED
FROM
POWER
SOURCE
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO SERVICE OR
REMOVE ANY COMPONENT.
CLEANING
Keep machine and workshop clean_ Do not allow saw-
dust to accumulate on belt and disc sander:
Keep the wheels clean. Dirt on wheefs will cause poor
tracking and belt slippage_
IMPORTANT: AFTER SANDING WOOD
OR NON-
METALLIC MATERIAL, ALWAYS CLEAN THE AREA OF
SAWDUST BEFORE GRINDING METAL. THE SPARKS
COULD IGNITE THE DEBRIS AND CAUSE A FIRE.
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