Finishing Sander
Model BO4551
uses hook-and-loop sandpaper
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
Specifications
Pad size
I No load speed (OPM) I
4 '12" x 4
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14,000
Dimensions(L x W x H)
4 314'' x 4 112" x 5 3/13"
* Manufacturer reserves the right to change specifications without notice
* Note: Specifications may differ from country to country.
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Net weight
2.1 Ibs.
READALL INSTRUCTIONS.
1.
eep work area clean, Cluttered areas and benches invite injuries.
2.
onsider work area environment. Do not use power tools in damp or wet
Keep work area well lit. Do not expose power tools to rain. Do not
se tool in presence of flammable liquids or gases.
3. Keep children away. All visltors should be kept away from work area. Do not
let visitors contact tool or extension cord.
4. Store idle tools. When not in use, tools should be locked-up or stored in a
dry, high place out of reach of children.
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5. Do not force tool. It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
intended.
Use correct tool. Do not force small tool or attachment to do the job of a
heavy-duty tool. Do not use tool for purpose not intended.
Dress appropriately. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be
caught in moving parts. Rubber gloves and non-skid footwear are
recommended when working outdoors. Wear protective hair covering to
contain long hair.
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Use safety glasses. Also use face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty.
9. Do not abuse cord. Never carry tool by cord or yank it to disconnect from
receptacle. Keep cord from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
1c. Secure workpiece. Use clamps or a vise to hold work. It is safer than using
your hand; it also leaves both hands free to operate tool.
1 ' . Do not over-reach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
I ? . Maintain tools with care. Keep tools sharp and clean for better and safer
performance. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
Inspect tool cords periodically and, if damaged, have repaired by authorized
service facility. Inspect extension cords periodically and replace if damaged.
Keep handles dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.
13. Disconnect tools when not in use, before servicing, and when changing
accessories, such as blades, bits, and cutters.
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4. Remove adjusting keys and wrenches. Check to ensure that keys and
adjusting wrenches are removed from tool before turning the tool on.
15. Avoid unintentional starting. Do not carry plugged-in tool with finger on
switch. Be sure switch is OFF when plugging in.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS continued
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16.
htdoor use extension cords. When tool is used outdoors, use only
xtension cords intended for outdoor use and so marked.
17.
itay alert. Watch what you are doing. Do not operate tool when you are tired.
18.
:heck damaged parts. Before further use of the tool, a guard or other part
iat is damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate
lroperly and perform its intended function. Check for alignment of moving
#arts,binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and any other
onditions that may affect tool operation. A guard or other part that is damaged
hould be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service center unless
Itherwise indicated elsewhere in this instruction manual. Defective switches
hould be replaced by an authorized service center. Do not use tool if the
witch does not turn it on and off.
19.
iuard against electric shock. Prevent body contact with grounded surfaces,
i r example: pipes, radiators, ranges, refrigerator enclosures.
20. leplacement parts. When servicing, use only identical replacement part.
21.
'olarized plugs: To reduce the risk of electric shock, this equipment has a
lolarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit in a
Nolarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse
i e plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper
Nutlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
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AGE WARNING: Before connecting the tool to a power source (receptacle
etc.) be sure the voltage supplied is the same as that specified on the
ilate of the tool. A power source with voltage greater than that specified for
)I can result in SERIOUS INJURY to the user, as well as damage the tool. If in
DO NOT PLUG IN THE TOOL. Using a power source with voltage less than
meplate rating is harmful to the motor.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES
1.
iold the tool firmly.
2. lo not leave the tool running. Operate the tool only when hand-held.
3.
rhis tool has not been waterproofed, so do not use water on the workpiece
;urface.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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INSTALLATION
CAUTION: Always be sure the tool is switched off and unplugged before
installing or removing the paper.
Attaching the Sandpaper
IMPORTANT: Use Makita hook-and-loopsandpaper with this sander.
To attach the sandpaper:
1.
Set the tool upside down so that
the pad is on top.
2. Position the sandpaper to fit the
shape of the base. Be sure to
alian the holes on the SandDaper
with the holes on the pad (the
dust will be sucked into these
holes; it is therefore important to
leave them open).
3. Press the paper firmly over the pad.
Removing the Sandpaper
To remove the sandpaper:
1.
Set the tool upside down so that
the sandpaper is on top.
2.
Grasping one corner of the
sandpaper, peel it from the pad.
Note: If the sandpaper is in good
condition, save it for future use.
Dust Bag
The use of the dust bag makes sanding
operations clean and dust collection
easy.
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To attach dust bag:
1.
Fit the bag's entry port onto the
dust spout on the tool. Make
sure that the hole in the bag's
entry port is just over the pimplelike protrusion on the dust spout.
Note: For the best results, empty the dust bag when it becomes approximately
half full, tapping it lightly to remove as much dust as possible.
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0PE RAT10N
CAUTION: Do not block the motor vent with your hand.
Never run the tool without paper; you may seriously damage the pad.
Switch Action
To start the tool:
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Operating the Tool
To operate the tool:
1. Hold the tool firmly.
2. Turn the tool on and wait until it
attains full meed.
3. Gently place the tool onto the
workpiece and apply pressure to
sand the workpiece surface.
Operating Tips
* A finishing sander is generally used to remove only a small amount of
material at a time. Since the quality of the surface is more important than
the amount of stock removed, do not bear down on the tool.
* Keep the base flush with the workpiece at all times.
* Excessive pressure may damage the paper and shorten tool life.
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MAINTENANCE
CAUTION: Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before
attempting to perform inspection or maintenance.
Carbon Brushes
The tool will stop when the carbon brushes wear to a certain length. When
this occurs, both carbon brushes should be replaced.
To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, carbon brush inspection and
replacement, or any other maintenance and adjustment should be performed by
Makita Authorized or Factory Service Centers, always using Makita replacement
parts.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
The accessories listed in this manual are available at an extra cost from your Makita
distributor or Makita factory service center. Service centers are listed on the
warranty card packed with your tool.
Dust bag
part no. 166027-1
CAUTION:These accessories or attachments are
recommended for use with your Makita tool
specified in this manual. The use of any
other accessories or attachments might
present a risk of injury to persons. These
accessories or attachments should be used
only in the proper and intended manner.
4" x 4 '12'' Sanding Paper
with Hook-and-loop backing
(multi-purpose for sanding
wood and metal).
PART
NO.
742529-7
CITY.
PER
GRIT
PKG.
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742530-2
742531-0
742521-A
5
5
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8o
USAGE
COARSE- For heavy sanding and
stripping. Paint and rust removal.
6o
5
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742520-A
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MEDIUM COARSE - For fast stock
removal and medium coarse finish.
MEDIUM FINE - Moderately fast
stock removal and medium finish.
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5
EXTRA FINE - For very smooth
coats of finish material.
742529-74
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5 ASSORTED SHEETS - 2 each 60 Grit, 100 Grit & 150 Grit.
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FINISHING SANDER
Model BO4551
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PARTSOF THE FINISHING
SANDER
Item
No.
Qty.
ked
1
2
3
4
2
2
1
1
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
Description
Brush Holder
Carbon Brush
Bail Bearing 626LLB
ARMATURE ASSEMBLY
(with items 3, 4, 7, and 8)
Housing Set (with item 26)
FIELD ASSEMBLY
Fiat Washer 9
Ball Bearing 629LLB
Tapping Screw BT 4 x 16
Name Plate
Fan 63
Dust Seal 10
Ball Bearing 6200LLB
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Item Qty.
No. Used
14
15
17
18
19
20
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
Description
FanGuide
Foot
Pan Head Screw M4 x 12 (with Washer)
RubberSleeve48
Flat Washer6
Countersunk Head Screw M4 x 12
Base
DustBag
Cord
Switch
Housing Set (with item 5)
Tapping Screw BT 4 x 40
Tapping Screw BT 4 x 25
Tapping Screw BT 4 x 50
Plate 85
MAKITA LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY
WARRANTY
POLICY
II
Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. It is warranted
to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date
of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the
COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita’s Factory or authorized Service Centers. If
inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair
(or at our option, replace) without charge.
This Warranty does not apply where:
repairs have been made or attempted by others,
repairs are required because of normal wear and tear,
the tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained,
alterations have been made to the tool.
IN NO EVENT SHALL MAKITA BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTALOR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FROM THE SALE OR USE OF THE PRODUCT. THIS
DISCLAIMER APPLIES BOTH DURING AND AFTER THE TERM OF THIS WARRANTY.
MAKITA DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF “MERCHANTABILITY” AND “FITNESS FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE,”
AFTER THE ONE-YEAR TERM OF THIS WARRANTY.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidentalor
consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. Some States
do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not
apply to you.
Makita Corporation of America
2650 Gainesville Hwy
Buford, GA 30518
A00256-9
*5-93 I MCA
Printed in U S A .
1993-64