Craftsman 172.259270 Operator's Manual

2.7 amp/ 5-in. diameter cyclonic dust-air separator (cds) collection system random orbital sander
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Operator's Manual
2.7 Amp
5-in. Diameter
Cyclonic Dust-Air Separator (CDS)
Collection System
Random Orbital Sander
Model No. 172.259270
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 2.7 Amp 5-in. Diameter Cyclonic Dust-Air Separator (CDS) Collection System Random Orbital Sander Model No. 172.259270 Double Insulated CAUTION: Read, understand and follow • WARRANTY all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions • SAFETY in this manual before using this product.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    DANGER: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. This signal word is to be limited to the most extreme CRAFTSMAN PROFESSIONAL ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY situations. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury.
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    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 serious injury. WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions before operating this power tool.
  • Page 4 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. ELECTRICAL SAFETY SAFETY SYMBOLS FOR YOUR TOOL WARNING: Do not permit fingers to touch the terminals of plug when The label on your tool may include the following symbols. installing or removing the plug from the outlet. V...............Volts 2.
  • Page 5 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. NOTE: Only those dust masks suitable for working with lead paint dust and fumes should WARNING: Some dust created by using power tools contains chemicals be used. Ordinary painting masks do not offer this protection. See your local hardware known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other dealer for the proper (NIOSH approved) mask.
  • Page 6: Unpacking

    6. If any of the parts are damaged or missing (refer to PARTS LIST below), return the 1. Powerful 2.7 amp motor provides the torque, power and durability for a variety sander to your nearest Sears store or Craftsman outlet to have the sander replaced. of continuous sanding applications.
  • Page 7: Assembly

    DESCRIPTION cont. ASSEMBLY This Random Orbit Sander has the following features cont.: WARNING: Your sander should NEVER be connected to the power source 5. On/Off rocker switch is conveniently located for easy control. Sealed to keep out when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or removing sandpaper, cleaning or when it is not in use.
  • Page 8 ASSEMBLY cont. ASSEMBLY con. TO REMOVE AND EMPTY DUST BOX cont. DUST BOX / DUST COLLECTION NOTE: Empty dust box frequently so dust collection system works properly. WARNING: Collected sanding dust from sanding surface coatings For more efficient operation, empty dust box when it is no more than 1/2 full. (polyurethane, linseed oil, etc.) can self-ignite in sander dust box or elsewhere This will allow better airflow through the box.
  • Page 9: Operation

    ASSEMBLY cont. OPERATION cont. ATTACHING VAC HOSE TO THE DUAL DUST PORT ADAPTER cont. APPLICATIONS Only use your sander for the applications listed below. • Sanding wood surfaces with various grits of sandpaper. NOTE: A standard 1 -in. vac hose connection fits inside the smaller diameter •...
  • Page 10: Operation

    OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. USING YOUR SANDER cont. (see Fig. 7 on page 17) WARNING: Empty dust box before storage to help prevent possible fire hazard, especially when resin coating or linseed oil finishes have been sanded. 4. Upon completion of sanding operation, turn sander off and wait until sanding disc comes to a complete stop before removing from workpiece.
  • Page 11: Maintenance

    Assembly LUBRICATION Your Craftsman® Professional Orbital Sander has been properly lubricated and is ready to use. No further lubrication is needed under normal operating conditions. All bearings in the sander are lubricated for the life of the tool.
  • Page 12 5-inch, Hook and Loop Sanding Disc Sets, come in fine, medium and coarse grits. Each set consist’s of a outer ring disc and a inner spot disc. Visit your local Sears store or other Craftsman outlets or shop for all of the accessories for your random orbital sander.