Craftsman 172.27670 Operator's Manual page 3

2.4 amp 1/4 sheet finishing sander
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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.
2. DO NOT operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence
of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes.
3. Keep bystanders, children and visitors away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
4. Make your workshop childproof with padlocks and master switches. Lock
tools away when not in use.
5. MAKE SURE the work area has ample lighting so you can see the work and that
there are no obstructions that will interfere with safe operation BEFORE using your
power tool.
PERSONAL SAFETY
1. KNOW your power tool. Read the operator's manual carefully. Learn the tool's
applications and limitations, as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool.
2. STAY ALERT, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a
power tool.
3. DO NOT use tool while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal
injury.
4. DRESS properly. DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry. Pull back long hair. Keep
your hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothing, or long hair can
be caught in moving parts. Air vents often cover moving parts and should also be
avoided.
5. AVOID accidental starting. Be sure switch is in "OFF" position before plugging in.
DO NOT carry tools with your finger on the switch. Carrying tools with your finger on the
switch or plugging in tools that have the switch in the "ON" position invites accidents.
6. REMOVE adjusting keys or blade wrenches before turning a tool "ON". A wrench that
is left attached to a rotating part of a tool may result in personal injury.
7. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and
balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations.
8. ALWAYS SECURE YOUR WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work when practical.
It is safer than using your hand and frees both hands to operate tool.
9. USE SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
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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. Holding the work by hand or against your body
is unstable and may lead to loss of control.
2. DO NOT force the tool. Use the correct tool for your application. The correct tool
will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it is designed.
3. DO NOT use the tool if switch does not turn it "On" or "Off". Any tool that
cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
4. DISCONNECT the plug from the power source before making any
adjustments, changing accessories or storing the tool. Such preventive
safety measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
5. STORE idle tools out of the reach of children and other untrained persons.
Tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
6. MAINTAIN tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained
tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
7. Keep sandpaper clean, remove excess build-up of dust and debris. Replace
sandpaper when worn, this will provide better sanding results.
8. Punch holes in sandpaper with template included. Keep holes in sandpaper, cushion
and platen clear of dust and debris so the dust collection system works properly.
9. CHECK for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and
any other condition that may affect the tool's operation. If damaged, have the
tool serviced before using. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools.
10. USE ONLY accessories that are recommended for this tool. Accessories that
may be suitable for one tool may become hazardous when used on another tool.
WARNING:
Empty dust bag before storage to help prevent possible fire
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hazard, especially when resin coating or linseed oil finishes have been sanded.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
WARNING:
Do not permit fingers to touch
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the terminals of plug when installing or removing
the plug from the outlet.
1. Double insulated tools are equipped with a polarized
plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug
will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug
does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still
does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install a
polarized outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
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