Argos PGF105P Instruction manual

Original instructions
WARNING! Read all safety
warnings and all instructions.
Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions may result in electric shock,
fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for
future reference.
The term “power tool” in the warnings
refers to your mains-operated (corded)
power tool or battery-operated (cordless)
power tool.
1) Work area safety
a) Keep work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
b) 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.
c) Keep children and bystanders
away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
2) Electrical safety
a) Power tool plugs must match the
outlet. Never modify the plug in any
way. Do not use any adapter plugs
with earthed (grounded) power tools.
Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will
reduce risk of electric shock.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed
or grounded surfaces, such as pipes,
radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock
if your body is earthed or grounded.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or
wet conditions. Water entering a power
tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
d) Do not abuse the cord. Never
use the cord for carrying, pulling or
unplugging the power tool. Keep cord
away from heat, oil, sharp edges or
moving parts. Damaged or entangled
cords increase the risk of electric shock.
e) When operating a power tool
outdoors, use an extension cord
suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord
suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of
electric shock.
f) If operating a power tool in a damp
location is unavoidable, use a residual
current device (RCD) protected supply.
Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric
3) Personal safety
a) Stay alert, watch what you are
doing and use common sense when
operating a power tool. Do not use a
power tool while you are tired or under
the influence of drugs, alcohol or
medication. A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in serious
personal injury.
b) Use personal protective equipment.
Always wear eye protection. Protective
equipment such as dust mask, nonskid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing
protection used for appropriate conditions
will reduce personal injuries.
c) Prevent unintentional starting.
Ensure the switch is in the off-position
before connecting to power source and/
or battery pack, picking up or carrying
the tool. Carrying power tools with your
finger on the switch or energising power
tools that have the switch on invites
d) Remove any adjusting key or
wrench before turning the power tool
on. A wrench or a key left attached to a
rotating part of the power tool may result in
personal injury.
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper
footing and balance at all times. This
enables better control of the power tool in
unexpected situations.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from moving
parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair
can be caught in moving parts.
g) If devices are provided for the
connection of dust extraction and
collection facilities, ensure these are
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connected and properly used. Use of
dust collection can reduce dust-related
4) Power tool use and care
a) Do not force the power tool. Use the
correct power tool for your application.
The correct power tool will do the job
better and safer at the rate for which it was
b) Do not use the power tool if the
switch does not turn it on and off. Any
power tool that cannot be controlled with
the switch is dangerous and must be
c) Disconnect the plug from the power
source and/or the battery pack from
the power tool before making any
adjustments, changing accessories,
or storing power tools. Such preventive
safety measures reduce the risk of starting
the power tool accidentally.
d) Store idle power tools out of the
reach of children and do not allow
persons unfamiliar with the power tool
or these instructions to operate the
power tool. Power tools are dangerous in
the hands of untrained users.
e) Maintain power tools. Check for
misalignment or binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts and any other
condition that may affect the power
tool’s operation. If damaged, have the
power tool repaired before use. Many
accidents are caused by poorly maintained
power tools.
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean.
Properly maintained cutting tools with
sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind
and are easier to control.
g) Use the power tool, accessories and
tool bits etc. in accordance with these
instructions, taking into account the
working conditions and the work to
be performed. Use of the power tool for
operations different from those intended
could result in a hazardous situation.
5) Service
a) Have your power tool serviced by
a qualified repair person using only
identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the power tool is
b) If the replacement of the supply cord
is necessary, this has to be done by the
manufacturer or his agent in order to
avoid a safety hazard.
1. Harmful/toxic dusts will arise from
sanding e.g. lead painted surfaces, woods
and metals. Contact with or inhalation of
these dusts can endanger the health of
operator and bystanders. Always use eye
glasses and dust mask.
2. Hearing protection should be worn when
using the sander.
3. Hold power tools by insulated
gripping surfaces when performing
an operation where the cutting tool
may contact hidden wiring or its own
cord. Contact with a” live” wire will make
exposed metal parts of the tool” live” and
shock the operator
4. Always wear safety glasses or
eye shields when using the sander.
Everyday eyeglasses have only impactresistant lenses; they are not safety
glasses. Following this rule will reduce the
risk of serious personal injury.
5. Remove the plug from the socket before
carrying out any adjustment, servicing or
6. Fully unwind cable drum extensions to
avoid potential overheating.
7. When an extension cable is required
you must ensure it has the correct ampere
rating for your power tool and is in a safe
electrical condition.
8. Ensure your mains supply voltage is
same as indicated on the rating plate.
9. Your tool is double insulated for
additional protection against a possible
electrical insulation failure within the tool.
10. Always check walls, floors and ceilings
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to avoid hidden power cables and pipes.
11. After long working periods external
metal parts and accessories could be hot.
12. If possible, ensure the work-piece is
firmly clamped to prevent movement.
13. Your sander is a hand held tool, do not
clamp your sander.
14. Before sanding, check the area is free
of nails, screws, etc.
15. Never stop the sander by applying a
force to the base plate.
16. Only use paper in good condition. Do
not use torn or worn paper.
17. Do not sand material containing
asbestos due to a health risk.
18. Do not sand lead based paint due to
the risk of lead poisoning.
19. Do not eat or drink in the working area
of the sander.
20. Do not allow people to enter the
working area without wearing a dust mask.
21. Where possible, seal off the working
area to contain the dust for later removal.
22. Your tool is designed for dry sanding
only, not wet sanding.
23. Your tool is designed for general
purpose light polishing of wood and
24. Do not sand magnesium material due
to the risk of fire.
WARNING: Some dust particles
created by power sanding, contain
chemicals known to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
• Lead from lead-based paints.
• Crystalline silica from bricks and cement
and other masonry products.
• Arsenic and chromium from chemically
treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies,
depending upon how often you do this
type of work. To reduce your exposure
to these chemicals:
• Work in a well-ventilated area.
• Work with approved safety equipment,
such as those dust masks that are
specially designed to filter microscopic
To reduce the risk of injury, user
must read instruction manual
Double insulation
Wear eye protection
Wear ear protection
Wear dust mask
Waste electrical products should
not be disposed of with household
waste. Please recycle where
facilities exist. Check with your
Local Authority or retailer for
recycling advice.
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1. Handle
2. On/off switch
3. Sanding pad
4. Sanding paper
5. Vacuum adaptor
Vacuum adaptor 32mm
60grit sanding papers
80grit sanding papers
100grit sanding paper
We recommend that you purchase your accessories from the same store that sold you the
tool. Use good quality accessories marked with a well-known brand name. Choose the
type according to the work you intend to undertake. Refer to the accessory packaging for
further details. Store personnel can assist you and offer advice.
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Power input
No load speed
Diameter of base
Orbital dia
Protection class
Machine weight
A weighted sound pressure A weighted sound power KPA & KWA
Wear ear protection when sound pressure is over LPA:81dB(A)
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) determined according to EN 60745:
Vibration emission value ah = 2.93m/s²
Uncertainty K = 1.5m/s²
WARNING: The vibration emission value during actual use of the power tool can
differ from the declared value depending on the ways in which the tool is used
dependant on the following examples and other variations on how the tool is used:
The tool being in good condition and well maintained.
The use the correct accessory for the tool and ensuring it is sharp and in good condition.
The tightness of the grip on the handles and if any anti vibration accessories are used.
And the tool is being used as intended by its design and these instructions.
This tool may cause hand-arm vibration syndrome if its use is not adequately
WARNING: To be accurate, an estimation of exposure level in the actual conditions
of use should also take account of all parts of the operating cycle such as the times
when the tool is switched off and when it is running idle but not actually doing the job. This
may significantly reduce the exposure level over the total working period.
Helping to minimise your vibration exposure risk.
Maintain this tool in accordance with these instructions and keep well lubricated (where
If the tool is to be used regularly then invest in anti vibration accessories.
Avoid using tools in temperatures of 10oC or less.
Plan your work schedule to spread any high vibration tool use across a number of days.
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NOTE: Before using the tool, read
the instruction book carefully.
(See Fig A)
To operate the sander, plug into mains
(make sure switch is in switch off position
first). Grip sander firmly and switch on.
Depress the switch (2) to start or stop your
palm sander.
Fit the paper over the pad so that it covers
the entire area. Make sure the sanding
paper is even with the edges and that the
dust collection holes in the pad and sanding
paper is aligned and the sanding paper
evenly overlaps the pad. Never use your
sander without a sanding paper.
(See Fig B)
Your sander is equipped with a teardrop
base which allows you to use it on large flat
surfaces, as well as difficult and confined
The workpiece to be sanded must be
secured. If it is small or it may move during
sanding, it must be held in a vice or suitably
Be sure to hold the sander firmly while it is
on and apply it gently to the work, it may
“kick” on first contact. Hold the sander so
that it is flat on the work and move slowly,
preferably with a smooth, circular motion.
Regularly check the condition of the
sanding paper and replace when worn for
best results.
Your sander is equipped with a vacuum
adapter, which is designed for collect
dust task. Insert the vacuum adapter into
the rear dust outlet of sander. Then pull
the vacuum adapter and make sure it is
tightened securely on the dust outlet. See
Fig B. Then connect the hose of a vacuum
First please turn on the vacuum cleaner,
then turn on the sander. If you stop sanding,
first turn off the sander, then turn off your
vacuum cleaner.
1. Your sander is useful for working
on wood, metal, painted surface. It will
smooth surfaces prior to painting, even
where fillers have been used and left
2. Your sander is best suited to large flat
areas such as doors but can also be used
on skirting boards, windows, etc, provided
they are accessible.
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3. Different types of sanding paper will
allow the sander to meet various needs.
Different grades of sanding paper are
available, the higher grit number, the finer
the grit. For rough work start with a low grit
(i.e. 80 grit) and change to a higher, finer
grit (i.e. 100 grit or 120 grit) for finishing. If
you use a fine grit for rough surfaces it will
soon clog and need changing.
4. At all times, let the sander do the workdo not force it or apply excessive pressure
to the sanding paper or it could wrinkle or
tear. Preferably, use a light circular motion.
5. If the surface shows excessive making
from the abrasive motion, you may be
using a grit which is too coarse or applying
too much pressure.
become damp, the abrasive particles will
lose their adhesion to the backing paper
and will not abrade.
3. If the sander dose not move smoothly,
The sanding paper may be loose,
damaged or wrinkled. Replace and try
4. If a fault can not be rectified return the
sander to an authorized dealer for repair.
Remove the plug from the socket
before carrying out any adjustment,
servicing or maintenance.
Your power tool requires no additional
lubrication or maintenance.
There are no user serviceable parts in your
power tool. Never use water or chemical
cleaners to clean your power tool. Wipe
clean with a dry cloth. Always store your
power tool in a dry place. Keep the motor
ventilation slots clean. Keep all working
controls free of dust.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer, its service
agent or similarly qualified persons in order
to avoid a hazard.
1. If your sander will not operate, check the
power at the mains plug.
2. If the sander does not abrade surface,
checking the sanding paper. If the sanding
paper has been worn, replace the new
paper and try again. The paper must
be kept in a dry place, if it is allowed to
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Your Power Tool is supplied with a fitted
plug, however if you need to fit a new plug
follow the instruction below.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Blue = Neutral Brown = Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance may not correspond
with the coloured markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured blue must be
connected to the terminal which is marked
with N.
The wire which is coloured brown must be
connected to the terminal which is marked
with the letter L.
If a 13 AMP (BS 1363/A) Plug is used, a
13 AMP Fuse must be fitted, or if any other
type of plug is used a 13 AMP Fuse must
be fitted, either in the Plug or Adaptor, or
on the Distribution Board.
Note: If a moulded plug is fitted and has to
be removed take great care in disposing
of the plug and severed cable, it must
be destroyed to prevent engaging into a
If the supply cord is damaged it must be
replaced by a service agent or a similarly
qualified person in order to avoid hazard.
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Waste electrical products should not be disposed of with household waste.
Please recycle where facilities exist. Check with your Local Authority or retailer for
recycling advice.
If faults can not be remedied, contact the Helpline on 08448012949
This product is selected for DOMESTIC USE ONLY and not for business use.
This product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects for a period of 12 months This does not cover
the product where the fault is due to misuse, abuse, use in contravention of the instructions, or where
product has been the subject of unauthorised modifications or alterations, or has been the subject of
commercial use. In the event of a problem with the product within the guarantee period please return it
to your nearest Argos store. If the item is shown to have an inherent defect present at the time of sale,
the store will provide you with a replacement Your statutory rights remain unaffected.
Guarantor: Home Retail Group, MK9 2NW
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