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model 7800-XE
model 7801-XE
Please make certain that the person who is to use this
equipment carefully reads and understands these instruc-
tions before starting operations.
the model and serial no. plate is located on the main hous-
ing of the tool. record these numbers in the spaces below
and retain for future reference.
model no____________________________________.
serial no.–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
02/18/09 _rev.0


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    7801-XE IMPORTANT! Please make certain that the person who is to use this equipment carefully reads and understands these instruc- to learn more about PortEr-caBlE tions before starting operations. visit our website at: the model and serial no. plate is located on the main hous- ing of the tool.

  • Page 2: Safety Instructions For Power Tools

    NotIce: used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage. IF you HaVE any QuEstIons or commEnts aBout tHIs or any POrtEr-caBlE tool, call us at: 1800 654 155 (aust) or 0800 339258 (nZ).

  • Page 3: Electrical Safety

    10% lower voltage can cause loss of power and can result in overheating. all POrtEr-caBlE tools are factory tested; if this tool does not operate, check the power supply. your POrtEr-caBlE tool is double insulated, therefore no earth wire is required.

  • Page 4: Additional Specific Safety Rules

    MINIMUM GAUGe foR coRD sets for cable length (m): 7.5 Use cable with minimum rating (Amperes) tool Amperes 0 - 3.4 3.5 - 5.0 5.1 - 7.0 7.1 - 12.0 12.1 - 20.0 – Additional Specific Safety Rules safety Warnings common for Grinding, sanding, Wire Brushing, Polishing or Abrasive cutting-off operations: a) this power tool is intended to function as a sander.

  • Page 5: Kickback And Related Warnings

    p) Do not use accessories that require liquid coolants. using water or other liquid coolants may result in electrocution or shock. WARNING: AlWAys use safety glasses. Everyday eyeglasses are not safety glasses. also use face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. always wEar cErtIFIED saFEty EQuIPmEnt: • ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3), • ANSI S12.6 (S3.19) hearing protection, • NIOSH/OSHA/MSHA respiratory protection.

  • Page 6: Functional Description

    SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE functIonaL DeScrIPtIon the PortEr-caBlE Drywall sander is designed for sanding walls and ceilings made of drywall or plaster. the sander provides a superior finish, and is faster than conventional finishing methods for both new construction and renovation work. clean-up time for model 7800 is minimized by the use of an external vacuum cleaner attached to the sander.

  • Page 7

    Drywall sander. For details on the type of grit, refer to the packaging. Higher grit number corresponds to a smoother finish. cAUtIoN: Do not attempt to use any abrasives other than those recommended by PortEr-caBlE. oPeratIon WARNING: to reduce the risk of injury, turn unit off and disconnect it from power source before installing and removing accessories, before adjusting or when making repairs.

  • Page 8

    PortEr-caBlE service center. since the Model 7801 requires no vacuum cleaner, the skirt is shorter, but still prevents "gouging".

  • Page 9

    FIG. 5 FIG. 6 FIG. 7 1. turn the vacuum cleaner switch on (I). (Model 7800 only). WARNING: to reduce the risk of personal injury, AlWAys wear a respirator approved by NIosH for “Dust and Mist”. 2. turn Drywall sander switch on (I). 3.

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    FIG. 9 FIG. 8 Transportation And Storage Keep the sander dry during transport and storage. Protect the abrasive pad. contact with another object may deform the pad, causing it to sand unevenly. If you cannot protect the pad during transport or storage, remove and store it separately.

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    In addition to the warranty, POrtEr-caBlE tools are covered by our: fRee oNe yeAR seRvIce coNtRAct POrtEr-caBlE will also maintain the tool for free at any time during the first year of purchase. this includes labour, parts and lubrication required to restore the product to sound mechanical and/or electrical condition.

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