Craftsman 315.268192 Operator`s manual

PERATOR'S
MANUAL
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4 in. × 24 in. BELT SANDER
VARIABLE SPEED
DOUBLE iNSULATED
Model No.
315.268192
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WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury,
the user must read and understand the
operator's manual before using this product.
Customer
Help Line: 1-800-932-3188
Sears, Roebuck and Co., 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman
Visit the Craftsman web page: www.sears.com/craftsman
987000-065
7-26-07 (REV:01)
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[] Warranty ..........................................................................................................................................................................
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[] Introduction .....................................................................................................................................................................
2
[] General Safety Rules ....................................................................................................................................................
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[] Specific Safety Rules .......................................................................................................................................................
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[] Symbols ........................................................................................................................................................................
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[] Electrical ..........................................................................................................................................................................
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[] Features ........................................................................................................................................................................
8-9
[] Assembly .........................................................................................................................................................................
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[] Operation ..................................................................................................................................................................
10-15
[] Maintenance ..................................................................................................................................................................
15
[] Exploded View and Parts List ...................................................................................................................................
[] Parts Ordering/Service
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ONE-YEAR FULL WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
PROFESSIONAL
1 6-17
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TOOL
If this Craftsman Professional tool fails to give complete satisfaction within one year from date of purchase, RETURN
IT TO ANY SEARS STORE OR PARTS AND REPAIR CENTER OR OTHER CRAFTSMAN OUTLET IN THE UNITED
STATES FOR FREE REPAIR (or replacement if repair proves impossible).
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
This product has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance,
have been given top priority in the design of this product making it easy to maintain and operate.
and dependability
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WARNING:
Read and understand all
instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed
below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious personal injury.
SAVE THESE
WORK
INSTRUCTIONS
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[] Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
benches and dark areas invite accidents.
[] 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.
[] Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while
operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to
lose control.
ELECTRICAL
SAFETY
[] 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. Double insulation []
eliminates the need for the three-wire grounded power
cord and grounded power supply system.
[] Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces such
as pipes, radiators, ranges, and refrigerators. There
is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is
grounded.
[] Don't expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
[] Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord to carry
the tools or pull the plug from an outlet. Keep cord
away from heat, oil, sharp edges, or moving parts.
Replace damaged cords immediately. Damaged
cords increase the risk of electric shock.
[] When operating a power tool outside, use an outdoor
extension cord marked "W=A" or "W". These cords
are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric
shock.
PERSONAL
SAFETY
[] Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating a power tool. 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.
[] Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep your hair, clothing,
and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes,
jewelry, or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
[] Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is off
before plugging in. Carrying tools with your finger on
the switch or plugging in tools that have the switch on
invites accidents.
[] Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning
the tool on. A wrench or a key that is left attached to a
rotating part of the tool may result in personal injury.
[] Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. Proper footing and balance enables better
control of the tool in unexpected situations.
[] Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Dust mask, nonskid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing
protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
[] Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long
hair. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be drawn
into air vents.
[] Do not use on a ladder or unstable support. Stable
footing on a solid surface enables better control of the
tool in unexpected situations.
TOOL USE AND
CARE
[] Use clamps or other practical way 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.
[] Do not force 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.
[] Do not use 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.
[] Disconnect the plug from power source before
making any adjustments,
changing accessories,
or storing the tool. Such preventive safety measures
reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
[] Store idle tools out of the reach of children and
other untrained persons. Tools are dangerous in the
hands of untrained users.
[] 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.
[] 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.
[] Use only accessories that are recommended
by the
manufacturer for your model. Accessories that may
be suitable for one tool, may become hazardous when
used on another tool.
[] Keep the tool and its handle dry, clean and free
from oil and grease. Always use a clean cloth when
cleaning. Never use brake fluids, gasoline, petroleumbased products, or any strong solvents to clean your
tool. Following this rule will reduce the risk of loss of
control and deterioration of the enclosure plastic.
SERVICE
[] Tool service must be performed only by qualified
repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed
by unqualified personnel may result in a risk of injury.
[] Hold tool 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
cutting tool "live" and shock the operator.
[] Know your power tool. Read operator's manual
carefully. Learn its applications and limitations, as
well as the specific potential hazards related to this
tool. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric
shock, fire, or serious injury.
[] Always wear safety glasses. Everyday eyeglasses
have only impact-resistant
lenses; they are NOT
safety glasses. Following this rule will reduce the risk
of serious personal injury.
[] Protect your lungs. Wear a face or dust mask if the
operation is dusty. Following this rule will reduce the
risk of serious personal injury.
[] Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection
during extended periods of operation. Following this
rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
[] Inspect tool cords periodically and, if damaged,
have repaired at your nearest Sears or other
qualified service center. Constantly stay aware of
cord location. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock or fire.
[] Check damaged parts. Before further use of the
tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should
be carefully checked to determine that it will
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[] When servicing a tool, use only identical
replacement parts. Follow instructions in the
Maintenance section of this manual. Use of
unauthorized parts or failure to follow Maintenance
Instructions may create a risk of shock or injury.
operate properly and perform its intended function.
Check for alignment of moving parts, binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and
any other conditions that may affect its operation.
A guard or other part that is damaged should be
properly repaired or replaced by an authorized
service center. Following this rule will reduce the risk
of shock, fire, or serious injury.
[] Make sure your extension cord is in good condition.
When using an extension cord, be sure to use one
heavy enough to carry the current your product
will draw. A wire gauge size (A.W.G.) of at least
14 is recommended
for an extension cord 50 feet
or less in length. A cord exceeding 100 feet is not
recommended,
if in doubt, use the next heavier
gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier
the cord. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line
voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating.
[] inspect for and remove all nails from lumber before
using this tool. Following this rule will reduce the risk
of serious personal injury.
[] If the power supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced only by the manufacturer or by an authorized
service center to avoid risk.
[] Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently
and use them to instruct others who may use this
tool. If you loan someone this tool, loan them these
instructions also.
WARNING:
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities
contains 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, and
arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated
lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure
to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust
masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
Someof the followingsymbolsmaybe usedon this product.Pleasestudythemandlearntheirmeaning.Proper
interpretation
ofthesesymbolswill allowyouto operatetheproductbetterandsafer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Am pe res
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
W
Watt
Power
Minutes
Time
Alternating Current
Type of current
Direct Current
Type or a characteristic
no
No Load Speed
Rotational speed, at no load
[]
Class II Construction
Double-insulated
.../min
Per Minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per minute
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Wet Conditions Alert
Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.
Read The Operator's Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand
operator's manual before using this product.
Eye Protection
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields
and, as necessary, a full face shield when operating this
product.
Safety Alert
Precautions that involve your safety.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in
serious personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in
serious personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in
serious personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in
serious personal injury.
Hot Surface
To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with
any hot surface.
min
0
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of current
construction
Thefollowingsignalwordsandmeanings
areintendedto explainthe levelsofriskassociated
withthisproduct.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION:
Indicates
a potentially
hazardous
result
in minor
or moderate
injury. situation, which, if not avoided, may
CAUTION:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in
property damage.
SERVICE
Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and
should be performed only by a qualified service
technician. For service we suggest you return the product
to your nearest SEARS PARTS AND REPAIR SERVICE
CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical
replacement parts.
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WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, do not
attempt to use this product until you read thoroughly
and understand completely the operator's manual. If
you do not understand the warnings and instructions
in the operator's manual, do not use this product.
Call the Craftsman Consumer Helpline at
1-800-932-3188 for assistance.
WARNING"
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which
can result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety
goggles or safety glasses with side shields and, when needed, a full face shield. We recommend
Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields.
Always use eye protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
DOUBLE
INSULATION
Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power
tools, which eliminates the need for the usual three-wire
grounded power cord. All exposed metal parts are
isolated from the internal metal motor components with
protecting insulation. Double insulated tools do not need
to be grounded.
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WARNING:
The double insulated system is
intended to protect the user from shock resulting
from a break in the tool's internal insulation. Observe
all normal safety precautions to avoid electrical
shock.
NOTE: Servicing of a product with double insulation
requires extreme care and knowledge of the system
and should be performed only by a qualified service
technician. For service, we suggest you return the product
to your nearest Sears or other qualified service center for
repair. Always use original factory replacement parts when
servicing.
ELECTRICAL
CONNECTION
This tool has a precision-built electric motor. It should be
connected to a power supply that is 120 volts, 60 Hz,
AC only (normal household current). Do not operate
this tool on direct current (DC). A substantial voltage drop
will cause a loss of power and the motor will overheat. If
your tool does not operate when plugged into an outlet,
double-check the power supply.
EXTENSION
CORDS
When using a power tool at a considerable distance from
a power source, be sure to use an extension cord that has
the capacity to handle the current the tool will draw. An
undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage, resulting
in overheating and loss of power. Use the chart to
determine the minimum wire size required in an extension
cord. Only round jacketed cords listed by Underwriter's
Laboratories (UL) should be used.
When working outdoors with a tool, use an extension
cord that is designed for outside use. This type of cord is
designated with "WA" on the cord's jacket.
Before using any extension cord, inspect it for loose or
exposed wires and cut or worn insulation.
**Ampere rating
(on tool faceplate)
0-2.0
2.1-3.4 3.5-5.0 5.1-7.0 7.1-12.0 12.1-16.0
Cord Length
Wire Size (A.W.G.)
25'
16
16
16
16
14
14
50'
16
16
16
14
14
12
100'
16
16
14
12
10
--
**Used on 12 gauge - 20 amp circuit
NOTE: AWG = American Wire Gauge
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WARNING:
Keep the extension cord clear of the
working area. Position the cord so that it will not get
caught on lumber, tools or other obstructions while
you are working with a power tool. Failure to do so
can result in serious personal injury.
WARNING:
Check extension cords before each
use. If damaged replace immediately. Never use tool
with a damaged cord since touching the damaged
area could cause electrical shock resulting in serious
injury.
PRODUCTSPECIFICATIONS
BeltSize..........................................................
4 in. × 24
Sanding Surface ..................................................
in.
25 sq. in.
Input .................................
120V, 60 Hz, AC only, 11 Amps
Net Weight ................................................................
14 Ibs.
No Load Speed ............................. 800-1,300 r/rain. (RPM)
DUST BAG
FRONT
HANDLE
TRACKING
KNOB
REAR
HANDLE
SANDING BELT
TENSION
RELEASELEVER
VARIABLESPEED
ADJUSTMENTDiAL
VACUUM
ADAPTOR
LOCK-ON BUTTON
SWITCH
TRIGGER
DUST
EXHAUST
Fig. 1
KNOWYOURBELTSANDER
TENSION
See Figure 1.
The tension release lever aids in quick and easy belt
changes.
The safe use of this product requires an understanding
of the information on the product and in this operator's
manual as well as a knowledge of the project you are
attempting. Before use of this product, familiarize yourself
with all operating features and safety rules.
TRACKING
RELEASE
LEVER
KNOB
The tracking knob allows you to easily adjust the belt
tracking.
DUST BAG
VACUUM
The dust bag attaches to the sander and keeps dust to a
minimum.
The vacuum adaptor allows you to connect to a 1-1/4 in.
or 2-1/2 in. diameter vacuum hose to help keep the work
area clean.
ERGONOMIC
DESIGN
The design of the sander provides for easy handling. It is
designed for comfort and ease of operation in different
positions and at different angles.
LOCK-ON
ADAPTOR
VARIABLE
SPEED
ADJUSTMENT
DIAL
The variable speed adjustment dial allows you to adjust
speeds from 800-1,300 surface feet per minute for
different types of materials and applications.
BUTTON
The lock-on feature allows you to lock the switch trigger in
the ON position. Locking the switch trigger on allows you
to operate the sander for extended periods of time.
UNPACKING
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This product has been shipped completely assembled.
[] Carefully remove the product and any accessories from
the box. Make sure that all items listed in the packing
list are included.
WARNING:
If any parts are damaged or missing
do not operate this product until the parts are
replaced. Failure to heed this warning could result
in serious personal injury.
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[] Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage
or damage occurred during shipping.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this product
or create accessories not recommended for use with
[] Do not discard the packing material until you have
carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the
product.
this product. Any such alteration or modification is
misuse and could result in a hazardous condition
leading to possible serious personal injury.
[] If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-800-932-3188 for assistance.
PACKING
LIST
Belt Sander
Sanding Belt
Dust Bag
Vacuum Adaptor
Operator's Manual
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WARNING:
Do not connect to power supply until
assembly is complete. Failure to comply could result
in accidental starting and possible serious injury.
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TENSIONRELEASE
LEVER
WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity with products
to make you careless. Remember that a careless
fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious
injury.
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WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety
glasses with side shields when operating power
tools. Failure to do so could result in objects being
thrown into your eyes resulting in possible serious
injury.
WARNING:
Do not use any attachments or
accessories not recommended by the manufacturer
of this product. The use of attachments or
accessories not recommended can result in serious
personal injury.
Fig. 2
APPLiCATiONS
[] Install the sanding belt.
You may use this product for the purposes listed below:
[] Sanding wood, metals, plastics, and other materials
CAUTION:
[] Smoothing rough boards, chamfering, rounding edges,
etc.
belt, ensure that the arrow inside the belt is pointing
in the direction of the rotation (clockwise when
looking into the open side of the sander). Installing
unidirectional sanding belts backwards can create a
hazardous condition.
[] Removing rust, paint, varnishes, and stains
SELECTING
SANDING
BELTS
Selecting the correct size and type of sanding belt is an
important step in achieving a high quality sanded finish.
Aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, and other synthetic
abrasives are best for power sanding.
If the sanding belt is not a bidirectional
[] Align the sanding belt to its correct position.
[] Lower the tension release lever to secure the sanding
belt.
Coarse grit removes the most material and fine grit
produces the best finish. The condition of the surface to
be sanded determines which grit will do the best job. If
the surface is rough, start with a coarse grit and sand until
the surface is uniform. Then use medium grit to remove
scratches left by the coarser grit. Finally, use finer grit for
finishing the surface. Always continue sanding with each
grit until the surface is uniform.
INSTALLING/CHANGING
SANDING
BELTS
See Figures 2 - 4.
[] Unplug the sander.
[] Position the sander on its side with the cord on the left.
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WARNING:
Keep hands and fingers clear of the
rollers and spring mechanism at all times. Failure to
do so could result in fingers getting pinched, causing
serious injury.
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TENSIONRELEASELEVER
(IN RELEASEDPOSITION)
[] Raise the tension release lever.
NOTE: If you are changing sanding belts, remove the
old sanding belt at this time.
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Fig. 3
iNSTALLUNiDiRECTiONALBELTSiN THE DiRECTiONOFTHE
ROTATION
iNSTALLBiDiRECTiONALBELTSiN EITHERDiRECTiON
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
CAUTION: If the sanding belt wears excessively on
the inner edge, it is probably adjusted too far inward
and is rubbing against internal parts. If this is the
case, readjust the tracking knob.
WARNING:
Before connecting the sander to a
power supply, always make sure it is not in the
"locked-on" position. Failure to do so could result in
accidental starting of the sander resulting in possible
serious injury.
ADJUSTING
SANDING
[] Start the sander and fine adjust the tracking knob until
the belt stabilizes.
BELT TRACKING
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See Figures 5 - 6,
Belt life
sanding
edge of
edge of
is greatly increased if you regularly adjust the
belt tracking. When correctly adjusted, the outer
the sanding belt should be even with the outer
the base of the sander.
When you install a new sanding belt, you may need to
adjust the sanding belt tracking several times until the belt
becomes pliable.
WARNING:
Keep hands and fingers away from a
moving sanding belt. Any part of the body coming
in contact with a moving sanding belt could result in
serious injury. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry
when operating the sander. They could get caught in
moving parts, and foreign objects could get thrown
away from the sander, causing injury.
TURN COUNTERCLOCKWISE
IF BELTBUNS OUTWARD
[] Connect the sander to a power supply.
[] Position the sander upside down with the cord on the
left.
NOTE: This position is for adjustments only. The
sanding belt should not contact a workpiece or any
foreign object when you are making belt tracking
adjustments.
[] Depress the switch trigger and release immediately.
[] Choose one of these options:
[] Sanding belt runs inward: Turn the tracking knob
slowly clockwise.
[] Sanding belt runs outward: Turn the tracking knob
slowly counterclockwise.
NOTE: Turn the tracking knob until you are sure the
sanding belt is secure, i.e., it will not come off the
sander or contact internal parts.
TURN CLOCKWISEIF
BELTBUNS INWARD
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Fig. 6
EMPTYING
DUST BAG
THE DUST BAG
For more efficient operation, empty the dust bag when it
is no more than half full. This action permits the air to flow
through the bag better. Always empty and clean the dust
bag thoroughly upon completion of a sanding operation
and before placing the sander in storage.
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THE DUST
BAG
[] Unplug the sander.
The dust bag provides a dust collection system for the
sander.
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[] Remove the dust bag from the sander.
[] Unzip the dust bag.
[] Shake out the dust.
WARNING:
Do not use the dust bag when sanding
metal. Using the dust bag when sanding metal
creates a fire hazard, which could damage the tool
and lead to serious personal injury.
ATTACHING
THE DUST
See Figure 7.
Collected sanding dust from
sanding surface coatings such as polyurethanes,
linseed oil, etc., can self-ignite in the sander dust
bag or elsewhere and cause fire. To reduce the
risk of fire always empty the dust bag frequently
(10-15 minutes) while sanding and never store or
leave a sander without totally emptying its dust bag.
Also follow the recommendations of the coatings
manufacturers.
Fig. 7
USING
WARNING:
[] Zip up the dust bag.
[] Replace the dust bag.
NOTE: Periodically, you should turn the dust bag
inside-out and thoroughly clean it.
BAG
[] Unplug the sander.
[] Slide the dust bag retainer over the dust exhaust on
the sander.
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VACUUM
ADAPTOR
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WARNING:
When sander is not connected to
vacuum, always install dust bag back on sander.
Failure to do so could cause sanding dust or foreign
objects to be thrown into the face or eyes which
could result in possible serious injury.
NOTCH
NOTE: A standard 1-1/4 in. vacuum hose fits inside the
smaller diameter hole inside the dust exhaust, while a
standard 2-1/2 in. vacuum hose connection fits inside the
larger hole of the dust exhaust.
LOCK=ONBUTTON
1-I/4in. VACUUMHOSE
SWITCHTRIGGER
Fig. 9
SWITCH
2-1/2 in. VACUUM HOSE
TRIGGER
See Figure 9.
[] To turn on the sander: Depress the switch trigger.
[] To turn off the sander: Release the switch trigger.
LOCK=ON BUTTON
See Figure 9.
The lock-on feature allows you to lock the switch trigger in
the ON position. Locking the switch trigger on allows you
to operate the sander for extended periods of time.
Fig. 8
ATTACHING
THE VACUUM
ADAPTOR
If you have the lock-on button engaged during use and
the sander is accidentally disconnected from the power
supply, disengage the lock-on feature immediately.
Also, do not lock the switch trigger if you might need to
suddenly stop the sander.
See Figure 8.
To attach the vacuum adaptor:
[] Unplug the sander.
[] Remove the dust bag from sander.
[] Depress the switch trigger.
[] Align notch inside vacuum adaptor with raised rib
under dust exhaust.
[] Push in the lock-on button.
[] Slide the vacuum adaptor over the dust exhaust until
adaptor clicks into place.
[] Release the switch trigger.
[] Release the lock-on button.
NOTE: The adaptor can be positioned with the dust
exhaust facing up, down, or away from the sander.
NOTE: To release the lock, depress the switch trigger.
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PROPERHANDPLACEMENT
[] Move the sander slowly over the work surface, using
the rear handle to control the sander and the front
handle to guide the sander.
See Figure 10.
For ease of operation and maintaining proper control,
the sander has a front handle and a rear handle. These
NOTE: Allowing the sander to remain in one place will
result in an uneven surface.
handles allow two-handed operation, which aids in
maintaining control, keeping the sanding area level with
the workpiece, and keeping hands clear of the sanding
belt. When operating the sander, always hold the front
handle with your left hand and the rear handle with your
right hand.
,_fL WARNING:
The sander is designed to provide the proper weight on
the sanding belt.
If the sanding belt slips or does not track while sanding,
you may be applying too much pressure.
Excessive pressure will result in uneven work, clogged
sanding belts, premature sanding belt wear, possible
motor burnout, and irregular sanding belt tracking
Keep hands and fingers clear of
moving sanding belt, front idler roller, and drive
roller assembly. Failure to do so will result in serious
personal injury.
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When this occurs, remove the sander from the workpiece.
If you properly adjust the belt tracking, the sanding belt
will return to its normal and correct position on the drive
roller and front roller.
WARNING:
Do not let your fingers rest over the
front or right edge of the sander. If the sanding belt
were to run off, or if it were not properly adjusted,
your fingers could come in contact with the moving
sanding belt resulting in possible serious injury.
Use a coarser sanding belt for heavy sanding, not heavy
pressure. The weight of the tool is sufficient to provide
adequate pressure at the correct location.
The front roller of the sander is not designed for contour
sanding. Sanding on the front roller could cause
irregularity in the sanding belt tracking.
Fig. 10
OPERATING
THE SANDER
See Figure 11.
Fig. 11
[] Secure the work to prevent it from moving under the
sander.
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WARNING:
Unsecured work could be thrown
towards the operator causing injury.
[] Turn the sander on and let the motor reach its
maximum speed before placing the sander on the work
surface.
[] Lower the sander to the work surface with a slight
forward motion.
A
WARNING:
Keep a firm grip on the sander with
both hands at all times. Failure to do so could result
in loss of control leading to possible serious injury.
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SETTING
THE BELT SANDER
SPEED
The sander has a variable speed control dial, A to F, designed to allow operator control of belt speed. To increase belt
speed, turn the variable speed control dial to a higher setting. Turn to a lower setting to decrease belt speed. Refer to the
chart below for proper speed selections.
MATERIAL
SPEED
A
B
C
BELT GRIT
D
UNDRESSED TIMBER
SOFTWOOD
40
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O
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RUST REMOVAL
80
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NON FERROUS METAL
100
150
240
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PAINTED SURFACE
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Electric tools used on fiberglass material, wallboard,
spackling compounds, or plaster are subject to
accelerated wear and possible premature failure because
the fiberglass chips and grindings are highly abrasive to
bearings, brushes, commutators, etc. Consequently, we
do not recommended using this tool for extended work on
these types of materials. However, if you do work with any
of these materials, it is extremely important to clean the
tool using compressed air.
WARNING: When servicing, use only identical
Craftsman replacement parts. Use of any other parts
may create a hazard or cause product damage.
WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety
glasses with side shields during power tool operation
or when blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also wear
a dust mask.
GENERAL
60
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VENEER TIMBER
A
F
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CHIPBOARD
A
E
LUBRICATION
MAINTENANCE
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most
plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of
commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use.
Use clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc.
All of the bearings in this tool are lubricated with a
sufficient amount of high grade lubricant for the life of
the unit under normal operating conditions. Therefore, no
further lubrication is required.
_l_lL WARNING:
Only the parts shown on the parts list are intended to be
repaired or replaced by the customer. All other parts
should be replaced at a Sears Service Center.
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.
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CRAFTSMAN
BELT SANDER-
MODEL
NUMBER
315.268192
SEENOTE
8
7
6
15
NOTE: The assembly shown represents an important part of the double insulated system. To avoid the
possibility of alteration or damage to the system, service should be performed by your nearest Sears
repair center. Contact your nearest Sears retail store for service center information.
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CRAFTSMAN
BELT SANDER
- MODEL
NUMBER
315.268192
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The
model
number
will be foundregarding
on a plate
attached
to the motor
housing.
Always
mention
number
in all
correspondence
your
BELT SANDER
or when
ordering
repair
parts. the model
SEE BACK
PAGE FOR PARTS
ORDERING
|
INSTRUCTIONS
PARTS LIST
Key
No.
1
Pa_
No.
Description
940051014
Logo Plate .............................................................................................................
1
Qty.
Sanding Belt ..........................................................................................................
1
3
940045031
Data Plate ..............................................................................................................
1
4
300027071
5
301041001
Dust Bag ................................................................................................................
Wear Plate .............................................................................................................
1
1
6
660327002
Screw (8-32 x 1/2 in. Pan. Hd.) **STD510805 .......................................................
5
7
590546001
Belt Cover ..............................................................................................................
1
8
511973001
Belt ........................................................................................................................
1
_
9
660106002
Lock Nut ................................................................................................................
1
10
680335009
Washer (4.0 x 10.0 x .08) .......................................................................................
1
11
680335011
Washer (6.3 x 18.3 x 0.5) .......................................................................................
1
12
680335010
Washer (5.0 x 13.0 x 1.0) .......................................................................................
1
13
690725001
Compression Spring ..............................................................................................
1
14
300898002
Tracking Knob Assembly .......................................................................................
1
15
591624001
Vacuum Adaptor ....................................................................................................
1
987000065
Operator's Manual (not shown)
* Standard Hardware Item = May Be Purchased Locally
** Available From [:)iv. 98 = Source 980.0
*** Complete
assortment
available
at your Nearest
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Sears Retail Store