Operator’s Manual ® 1/3 Sheet Pad Sander Model No. 172.11702 3025736 Certified to CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 745-1,745-2-4 Conforms to UL STD 745-1,745-2-4 Double Insulated • WARRANTY CAUTION: Read, understand and follow • SAFETY all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions • UNPACKING in this manual before using this product.
Sears Repair Parts Phone Numbers.............Back Cover ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN TOOL If this Craftsman Tool fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO ANY SEARS STORE OR OTHER CRAFTSMAN OUTLET IN THE UNITED STATES FOR FREE REPLACEMENT.
ALWAYS wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shield and a full-face shield when needed. We recommend a Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shield, available at Sears Stores or other Craftsman Outlets.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions in this manual before using this power tool. Failure to follow all instructions may result in electric shock, fire and / or serious personal injury. WORK AREA SAFETY 1. Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered workbenches and dark areas invite accidents.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. TOOL USE AND CARE SAFETY WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions before operating this power tool. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. 1. ALWAYS use clamps or other practical ways to secure and support the workpiece to a stable platform.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. ELECTRICAL SAFETY WARNING: Do not permit fingers to touch the terminals of plug when installing or removing the plug from the outlet. 2. Double insulation eliminates the need for the three-wire grounded power cord and grounded power supply system. Applicable only to Class II (double-insulated) tools. This tool is a double insulated tool.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. SAFETY SYMBOLS FOR YOUR TOOL The label on your tool may include the following symbols. V...............Volts A..............Amps Hz..............Hertz W..............Watts min..............Minutes ..............Alternating current ...............Direct current ..............No-load speed ..............Class II construction, Double Insulated .../min.............. Revolutions or Strokes per minute OPM..............Orbits Per Minute ..............Indicates danger, warning or caution.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. WARNING: Some dust created by using power tools contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: • Lead from lead-based paints. •...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. Since it is difficult to identify whether or not a paint contains lead without a chemical analysis, we recommend the following precautions when sanding any paint: • NO children or pregnant women should enter the work area where the paint sanding is being done until all clean up is completed.
6. If any of the parts are damaged or missing (refer to PARTS LIST below), return the sander to your nearest Sears store or Craftsman outlet to have the sander replaced. WARNING: If any parts are missing, DO NOT operate this power tool until the missing parts are replaced.
UNPACKING cont. PARTS LIST (Fig. 1) 1. Sander 2. Dust Bag Assembly (comes attached to sander) 5. Paper Punch Template 3. Vac Adapter 4. Three Sanding Sheets 6. Storage/Carrying Case 7. Operator’s Manual DESCRIPTION KNOW YOUR PAD SANDER (Fig. 2) NOTE: Before attempting to use your sander, familiarize yourself with all of the operating features and safety requirements.
DESCRIPTION cont. This Pad Sander has the following features cont.: 5. On/Off slide switch is conveniently located for easy control. Sealed to keep out dust for long life. Lock-on for continuous sanding. 6. Live Tool Indicator green LED light comes on when sander is plugged into a power outlet. 7.
DESCRIPTION cont. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS No-load Speed 12,000 OPM (Orbits Per Minute) Rating 120 Volts, 60 Hz AC Input 2.0 Amps Orbit Diameter 1/16 in. Paper Size 1/3 Sheet Paper Type Non-Adhesive Sandpaper and Adhesive Sandpaper ASSEMBLY WARNING: Your sander should NEVER be connected to the power source when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or removing sandpaper, cleaning or when it is not in use.
ASSEMBLY cont. ALWAYS inspect the sandpaper before installing. DO NOT use if broken or defective. 1. Unplug the sander. WARNING: Failure to unplug the sander could result in accidental starting causing possible serious personal injury. Installing Non-Adhesive Sandpaper (See Figs. 3 , 3a and 3b) NOTE: Remove dust bag assembly when installing non-adhesive and/or pressure sensitive adhesive-backed paper.
ASSEMBLY cont. NOTE: Never use the sander without paper attached to the cushion. This will cause damage to the cushion. Installing Adhesive-Backed Pressure Sensitive Sandpaper (See Fig. 4) ALWAYS inspect the sandpaper before installing. DO NOT use if broken or defective. 1.
ASSEMBLY cont. PAPER PUNCH (See Figure 5) A paper punch template is included with sander so you can punch properly aligned holes into the sandpaper. This is done after the paper is installed onto the sander. To punch holes, line up the front and side of the sander over the paper punch template as shown in Fig.
ASSEMBLY cont. TO REMOVE AND EMPTY DUST BAG cont. (See Fig. 6) 3. Remove the dust bag / wire adapter from the dust bag assembly by sliding it down and out of the slots in the assembly (see Fig. 6a). 4.
ASSEMBLY cont. WARNING: Empty dust bag before storage to help prevent possible fire hazard, especially when resin coating or linseed oil finishes have been sanded. NOTE: For more efficient operation, we recommend that you empty the dust bag when it is no more than half full. This will allow the air to flow through the bag better. ALWAYS empty and clean the dust bag thoroughly when you've finished sanding and before you store the sander.
OPERATION Before attempting to use any tool, be sure to familiarize yourself with all the operating features and safety instructions. WARNING: IF ANY PARTS ARE MISSING, DO NOT OPERATE YOUR SANDER UNTIL THE MISSING PARTS ARE REPLACED. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS RULE COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.
OPERATION cont. USING YOUR SANDER (See Fig. 8) 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. 3. Start the sander and let the motor build to its maximum speed. 4.
OPERATION cont. 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. WARNING: 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.
OPERATION cont. FLUSH SANDING (See Fig. 10) Your sander will allow you to flush sand corners. You can use the front and sides of your sander for flush sanding. DO NOT use the rear of the sander for flush sanding. ALWAYS remove the sander from the workpiece before turning it off.
3. Keep the motor air openings free from oil, grease and sawdust or woodchips, and store tool in a dry place. LUBRICATION Your Craftsman Pad Sander has been properly lubricated and is ready to use. ® No further lubrication is needed under normal operating conditions. All bearings in the...
The following papers come in X-Fine, Fine, Medium and Coarse Grit ALUMINUM OXIDE SANDING SHEETS WITH PAPER BACKING PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE-BACKED SANDPAPER SHEETS NON-LOADING ALUMINUM OXIDE SANDING SHEETS Visit your local Sears store or other Craftsman outlets or shop sears.com/craftsman for all of the accessories for your pad sander.
1/3 Sheet Pad Sander PARTS LIST MODEL NUMBER 172.11702 The model number will be found on the nameplate of the pad sander. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your tool.
1/3 Sheet Pad Sander PARTS LIST cont. MODEL NUMBER 172.11702 The model number will be found on the nameplate of the pad sander. Always mention the model number in all correspondence regarding your tool. Item No. Parts No. Part Description Qty.