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Craftsman 172.27670 Operator's Manual

2.4 amp 1/4 sheet finishing sander
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Operator's Manual
2.4 Amp 1/4 Sheet
Finishing Sander
Model No. 172.27670
Read, understand and follow
all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions
in this manual before using this product.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Visit our Craftsman
C22.2 No.745-1,745-2-4
Conforms to UL
STD 745-1, 745-2-4
Double Insulated



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  • Page 1 Operator’s Manual ® P R O F E S S I O N A L 2.4 Amp 1/4 Sheet Finishing Sander Model No. 172.27670 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...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN ® PROFESSIONAL TOOL If this Craftsman Professional Tool fails due to a defect in material or workmanship Failure to obey this safety warning WILL result in death or DANGER within one year from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO ANY SEARS STORE OR serious injury to yourself or to others.
  • Page 3 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. TOOL USE AND CARE SAFETY 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 WARNING: BE SURE to read and understand all instructions before shock, fire and / or serious personal injury.
  • Page 4: Safety Symbols

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. ELECTRICAL SAFETY SAFETY SYMBOLS FOR YOUR TOOL The label on your tool may include the following symbols. 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. V...............Volts This tool is a double insulated tool.
  • Page 5: Safety Instructions

    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 and less operator fatigue. sander to your nearest Sears store or Craftsman outlet to have the sander replaced. 6. On/Off rocker is conveniently located for easy control. Sealed to keep out dust for long life.
  • Page 7: Description

    ASSEMBLY DESCRIPTION cont. Fig 2 WARNING: Your sander should NEVER be connected to the power source when you are assembling parts, making adjustments, installing or removing On / Off sandpaper, cleaning or when it is not in use. Disconnecting the sander will prevent Comfort Grip Handle Rocker Switch accidental starting, that could cause serious personal injury.
  • Page 8: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY cont. ASSEMBLY cont. ALWAYS inspect the sandpaper before installing. DO NOT use if broken or defective. NOTE: Never use the sander without paper attached to the cushion. This will cause damage to the cushion. 1. Unplug the sander. WARNING: Installing Adhesive-Backed Pressure Sensitive Sandpaper (See Fig.
  • Page 9: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY cont. ASSEMBLY cont. TO REMOVE AND EMPTY DUST BAG (Fig. 6, 6a and 6b) PAPER PUNCH (See Fig. 5) 1. Unplug the sander. 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. WARNING: Failure to unplug the sander could result in accidental starting To punch holes, line up the front and side of the sander over the paper punch template as...
  • Page 10: Operation

    ASSEMBLY cont. OPERATION Before attempting to use any tool, be sure to familiarize yourself with all the NOTE: For more efficient operation, we recommend that you empty the dust bag operating features and safety instructions. when it is no more than half full. This will allow the air to flow through the bag better.
  • Page 11: Operation

    OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. CAUTION: SELECTING THE RIGHT SANDPAPER cont. When gripping the sander during use, ALWAYS be careful not to cover the air vents with your hands (see Fig. 9). 4. The condition of the surface to be sanded will determine which grit will do the job. 5.
  • Page 12: Maintenance

    NOTE: If you do forget to remove the sandpaper after sanding, run your sander for a few minutes to soften the adhesive backing before you try to remove the sandpaper. LUBRICATION Your Craftsman Professional Pad Sander has been properly lubricated and is ready to use. ®...
  • Page 13: Maintenance

    Fig. 12 3. Locate the (2) Carbon Brush / Brush Holder Visit your local Sears store or other Craftsman outlets or shop for Assemblies (see Fig. 11a). They are connected all of the accessories for your random orbital sander.