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Craftsman 172.117020 Operator's Manual

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Operator's Manual
1/3 Sheet
Pad Sander
Model No. 172.117020
Read, understand and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions
in this manual before using this product.
Sears Brands Management Corporation,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Double Insulated



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  • Page 1 Operator’s Manual 1/3 Sheet Pad Sander Model No. 172.117020 Double Insulated CAUTION: Read, understand and follow • WARRANTY all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions • SAFETY in this manual before using this product. • UNPACKING • DESCRIPTION • ASSEMBLY Sears Brands Management Corporation, •...
  • Page 2 This signal word is to be limited to the most extreme situations. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric CRAFTSMAN ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY shock, and personal injury. FOR ONE YEAR from the date of purchase, this product is warranted against any defects in material or workmanship.
  • Page 3 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. TOOL USE AND CARE SAFETY WARNING: Read all safety warnings and instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions before serious injury.
  • Page 4: Safety Symbols

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. ELECTRICAL SAFETY WARNING: Check extension cords before each use. If damaged replace immediately. Never use tool with a damaged cord since touching the damaged WARNING: Do not permit fingers to touch the terminals of plug when area could cause electrical shock, resulting in serious injury.
  • Page 5: Safety Instructions

    6. If any of the parts are damaged or missing (refer to PARTS LIST below), return the Contact with or inhalation of these dusts can endanger the health of operator and sander to your nearest Sears store or Craftsman outlet to have the sander replaced. bystanders. Always use eye glasses and dust mask.
  • Page 6 DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION cont. KNOW YOUR PAD SANDER (Fig. 2) This Pad Sander has the following features cont.: 12. Vac adapter allows hook-up to wet/dry vac (sold separately) 13. High impact-resistant housing helps protect tool from damage and reduces weight NOTE: Before attempting to use your sander, familiarize yourself with all of the operating features and safety requirements.
  • Page 7 ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY cont. WARNING: Your sander should NEVER be connected to the power source Installing Non-Adhesive Sandpaper (See Figs. 3 , 3a and 3b) when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or removing sandpaper, cleaning or when it is not in use. Disconnecting the sander will prevent NOTE: Remove dust bag assembly when installing non-adhesive paper.
  • Page 8 ASSEMBLY cont. ASSEMBLY cont. PAPER PUNCH (See Figure 4) TO REMOVE AND EMPTY DUST BAG cont. (See Fig. 5) A paper punch template is included with sander so you can punch properly aligned holes 3. Remove the dust bag / wire adapter from the dust bag assembly by sliding it down into the sandpaper.
  • Page 9: Safety Instructions

    ASSEMBLY cont. OPERATION Before attempting to use any tool, be sure to familiarize yourself with all the WARNING: operating features and safety instructions. Empty dust bag before storage to help prevent possible fire hazard, especially when resin coating or linseed oil finishes have been sanded. WARNING: IF ANY PARTS ARE MISSING, DO NOT OPERATE YOUR SANDER UNTIL THE MISSING PARTS ARE REPLACED.
  • Page 10: Operation

    OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. USING YOUR SANDER (See Fig. 7) NOTE: ALWAYS continue sanding with each grit until the surface is uniform. 1. ALWAYS clamp and secure the workpiece to prevent it from moving under sander. 2. ALWAYS hold your sander in front and away from you, keeping it clear of the workpiece. NOTE: DO NOT use the sander without sandpaper.