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Maintenance - Craftsman 172.27670 Operator's Manual

2.4 amp 1/4 sheet finishing sander
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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.
Fig. 11
DO NOT store your sander with pressure-sensitive sandpaper still attached. The heat
generated by sanding causes the pressure-sensitive adhesive to flow and form a tight
bond between the cushion and the sandpaper.
ALWAYS remove the sandpaper soon after you have finished sanding to avoid adhesive set
up. When sandpaper is left on the cushion for an extended period of time after use, the
adhesive will set up and make the sandpaper difficult to remove.
The sandpaper may tear when removing it. If this happens it makes it difficult to clean the
cushion for the next piece of sandpaper.
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.


To ensure safety and reliability, repairs, maintenance and
adjustments MUST be performed by a qualified service technician at a
Sears Service Center.
For your safety, ALWAYS turn off switch and unplug sander
from the power source before performing any maintenance or cleaning.
It has been found that electric tools are subject to accelerated wear and possible
premature failure when they are used to work on fiber glass boats and sports cars,
wallboard, spackling compounds or plaster. The chips and grindings from these materials
are highly abrasive to electrical tool parts, such as bearings, brushes, commutators, etc.
Consequently, it is not recommended that this tool be used for extended work on any
fiberglass material, wallboard, spackling compound or plaster. During any use on these
materials, it is extremely important that the tool is cleaned frequently by blowing with
an air jet.
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields
during power tool operations, or when blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also
wear a dust mask.
DO NOT at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum-
based products, penetrating oils, etc. come in contact with plastic parts.
Chemicals can damage, weaken or destroy plastic, which may result in serious
personal injury.
Periodic maintenance allows for long life and trouble-free operation. A cleaning and
maintenance schedule should be maintained. As a common preventive maintenance
practice, follow these recommended steps:
For your safety, ALWAYS turn off switch and unplug sander
from the power source before performing any maintenance or cleaning.
1. When work has been completed, clean the tool to allow smooth functioning of the tool
over time. Clean the tool with compressed air.
2. Use clean damp cloths to wipe the tool.
3. Keep the motor air openings free from oil, grease and sawdust or woodchips, and store
tool in a dry place.
Your Craftsman
Professional Pad 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.



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