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Operation - Craftsman 172.27670 Operator's Manual

2.4 amp 1/4 sheet finishing sander
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ASSEMBLY cont.
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.
ATTACHING VAC HOSE TO THE DUST COLLECTION SYSTEM (See Fig. 7, 7a and 7b)
When sanding for extended periods of time, you can easily attach your sander to a vac
hose and wet/dry vac (sold separately).
1. Unplug the sander.
WARNING:
Failure to unplug
!
the sander could result in accidental
starting causing possible serious
personal injury.
2. Remove dust bag assembly from the
vac adapter (see page 17, Fig. 6a and 6b).
3. Connect vac adapter with dual dust
ports to dust exhaust hole of sander
(see Fig. 7).
4. Attach either a 1
1
/
or 2
1
/
-in vac hose
4
2
onto the vac adapter's dual dust ports
( see Fig. 7a and 7b).
Fig. 7a
Connect
1
1
/
-in. hose
4
5. Connect hose to wet / dry vac. Turn vac on while operating sander.
WARNING:
When sander is not connected to vacuum, always install
!
dust bag back on sander. Failure to do so could cause sanding dust or foreign
objects to be thrown into the face or eyes which could result in possible
serious injury.
NOTE: A standard
1
/
-in.
vac hose connection fits inside the smaller diameter hole
1
4
inside the dust exhaust, while a standard
2
1
/
-in. vac hose connection fits inside the
2
larger hole of the dust exhaust.
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OPERATION

Before attempting to use any tool, be sure to familiarize yourself with all the
operating features and safety instructions.
WARNING:
!
SANDER UNTIL THE MISSING PARTS ARE REPLACED. FAILURE TO FOLLOW
THIS RULE COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.
WARNING:
!
Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to cause severe injury.
Fig. 7
ON/OFF ROCKER SWITCH (see Fig. 8)
This switch is sealed to help keep out dust
for a longer life and is conveniently located
near the front of the palm grip handle.
Start the sander by pushing in the part of the
switch with the
maximum speed before starting sanding
operation. To turn sander off, push side of
Connect
switch with the O .
hose adapter
to exhaust hole of sander
APPLICATIONS
Fig. 7b
Only use your sander for the applications listed below.
• Sanding wood surfaces with various grits of sandpaper.
• Removing rust from steel surfaces with special sandpaper.
WARNING:
!
magnesium surfaces. DO NOT use for wet sanding.
Connect
WARNING:
!
2
1
/
-in. hose
2
be thrown towards the operator, causing serious injury.
USING YOUR SANDER (See Fig. 9, on page 20)
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. Gradually lower the sander onto the workpiece with a slight forward movement.
5. Move the sander slowly, guiding it in a forward and backward motion.
6. ALWAYS remove the sander from the workpiece before turning it off.
IF ANY PARTS ARE MISSING, DO NOT OPERATE YOUR
DO NOT let familiarity with your sander make you careless.
Fig. 8
. Let the motor build to its
Due to the danger of fire, DO NOT use your sander to sand
ALWAYS clamp the workpiece. An unsecured workpiece could
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