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Craftsman 315.116900 Operator's Manual

Palm grip finishing sander double insulated
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Model No.
31 5.11 6900
To reduce the risk of injury,
the user must read and understand the
operator's manual before using this product,
Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179 USA
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  • Page 1 Customer Help Line: 1-800-932-3188 Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA Visit the Craftsman web page: Save this manual for future reference 983000-438 6-04...
  • Page 2: One Year Full Warranty

    Craftsman too! fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from date of purchase, RETURN (T TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE (N THE UNITED STATES, and Sears wi)( replace it, free of charge. (f th(s Craftsman tool is used for commercial or rental purposes, th(s warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
  • Page 3: Personal Safety

    WARNING:Readandunderstand all instruc- [] Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is off before plugging in. Carrying tools with your finger on tions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, the switch or plugging in tools that have the switch on may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious invites accidents.
  • Page 4 SERVmCE [] When servicing a tool, use only identical replace= merit parts. Fol!ow instructions in the Maintenance [] Yool service must be performed only by qualified section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed failure to follow Maintenance hstructions may create a by unqualified personnel may result in a risk of injury.
  • Page 5 Someof the following symbols maybe usedonthis tool. Please studythemandlearntheirmeaning. P roper interpretation ofthesesymbols winallowyouto operate thetool better andsafer. SYM BOL NA!Vi DESJG NATION/EXPLANATION Volts Voltage Amperes Current Hertz Frequency (cycles per second) Watt Power Minutes Time Alternating Current Type of current Direct Current Type or a characteristic of current...
  • Page 6 Thefol!owing signal w ordsandmeanings a reintended to explain the levels ofriskassociated withthisproduct. SYMBOL SIGNAL MEANING DANGER: hdicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, wil! result in death or serious injury. WARNING: hdicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 7: Electrical Connection

    DOUBLE mNSULATmON EXTENSmON CORDS Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power When using a power tool at a considerable distance from tools, wMch eliminates the need for the usual three-wire a power source, be sure to use an extension cord that has grounded power cord.
  • Page 8 PRODUCT SPEC(NCAT(ONS Size of Paper ............1,/4 Sheet No Load Speed ..........14,000/min. Motion ..............Orbital hput ........!20 V, 60 Hz, AC only, 2 Amps Orbital Diameter ............. 1/16 in. Net Weight ..............3 (bs. Fig. 1 PAPER0LAMP KNOW YOUR F(N(SH(NG SANDER SW(TCH See Figure 1.
  • Page 9: Selecting Sandpaper

    UNPACKING WARMNG: Hfany parts are missing do not operate this too! until the missing parts are replaced. Failure This product has been shipped completely assembled. to do so could result in possible serious personal [] Carefully remove the too! and any accessories from the injury.
  • Page 10 JNSTALLmNG NON-ADHESmVE SANDPAPER release paper clamp by lifting up on paper clamp lever and disengaging it from the tab on the platen. Then re= See Figure 2. move non-adhesive sandpaper, lift paper clamp lever, hspect sandpaper before installing. Do not use if broken and return it to its proper place over tab on platen.
  • Page 11: Before Storage

    DONOTFORCE. Theweight o fthe unitsupplies ad- ORBITAL MOTION equate pressure, so let the sanding sheet and sander do See Figure 6. the work. Applying additional pressure only slows the mo- Orbital motion is ideal for fast cutting action when remov- tor, rapidly wears sandpaper and greatly reduces sander ing old finishes, smoothing rough wood, cutting stock...
  • Page 12: General Maintenance

    WARNING:When servicing, useonlyidentical Electric tools used on fiberglass material, wallboard, Craftsman r eplacement parts.Useofanyotherparts spackling compounds, or piaster are subject to accel- maycreatea hazard or cause productdamage. erated wear and possible premature failure because the fiberglass chips and grindings are highly abrasive to bear- ings, brushes, commutators, etc.
  • Page 14: Parts List

    CRAFTSMAN PALM GRiP F_N_SH_NG SANDER - MODEL NUMBER 315.116900 number in all correspondence he model number will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing. Always mention the model regarding the SANDER or when ordering repair parts. SEE BACK...