Harbor Freight Tools 9 Hot Laminator Product manual

9” HOT LAMINATOR
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Electrical Requirements
Circuit Protection
110 Volt, 60 Hz, 2 Amps
Red LED “Power” Indicator
Green LED “Ready” Indicator
Motor Type: Synchronous
Power Plug Type: 2 Prong
Internal 3.15 Amp Fuse
(for replacement by qualified technician only)
Maximum Laminating Width
9”
Maximum Document Thickness
.024” (.6mm)
Film Thickness
0.0030”-0.0040”
Laminating Speed
Approx. 12” Per Minute
Warm Up Time
7 to 8 Minutes
Maximum Temperature
300° Fahrenheit
Overall Dimensions
13-1/4” L x 5-1/4” W x 3-1/8” H
Weight
3.5 Pounds
UNPACKING
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are included. If any parts are missing or broken, please call Harbor Freight Tools at the
number shown on the cover of this manual as soon as possible.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING!
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS
Failure to follow all instructions listed in the following
pages may result in electric shock, fire, and/or serious injury.
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WORK AREA
1.
Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas
invite accidents. Keep the work area well lit. Always keep the work area free of
obstructions, grease, oil, trash, and other debris.
2.
Do not operate the Laminator in explosive atmospheres, such as in the
presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Electrical equipment creates
sparks which may ignite flammables.
3.
Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while operating laminating
equipment. Distractions can cause you to lose control. Protect others in the
work area from accidents.
PERSONAL SAFETY
1.
Stay alert. Watch what you are doing, and use common sense when
operating a Laminator. Do not use laminating equipment while tired or
under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of
inattention while operating laminating equipment may result in personal injury.
2.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long hair.
Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves away from the Laminator. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can become caught in the Laminator, causing
personal injury.
3.
Avoid accidental starting. Be sure the Power Switch is off before plugging
in. Plugging in laminating equipment with the Power Switch on invites
accidents.
4.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper
footing and balance enables better control of the Laminator in unexpected
situations.
5.
Use eye and skin protection. Always wear ANSI approved safety goggles.
Wear fire resistant work gloves to protect from accidental burns.
TOOL USE AND CARE
1.
Do not force the laminating equipment. Use the correct equipment for your
application. The correct equipment will do the job better and safer at the
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2.
Do not use the Laminator if the Power Switch does not turn it on or off. Any equipment that cannot be controlled with the Power Switch is dangerous and
must be replaced.
3.
Disconnect the Power Cord Plug from its electrical outlet before making
any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing the Laminator. Such
preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the equipment accidentally.
4.
Make sure the Laminator has completely cooled before touching it and
storing it.
5.
Store idle laminating equipment out of reach of children and other
untrained persons. Laminating equipment is dangerous in the hands of
untrained users.
6.
Maintain laminating equipment with care. Do not use damaged equipment.
Tag damaged equipment “Do not use” until repaired.
7.
Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and
any other condition that may affect operation of the Laminator. If damaged,
have the equipment serviced before using. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained equipment.
8.
Use only accessories that are recommended by the manufacturer for your
model. Accessories that may be suitable for one brand of Laminator may
become hazardous when used on another brand.
SERVICE
1.
Equipment service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel.
Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk
of personal injury.
2.
When servicing equipment, use only identical replacement parts. Follow
instructions in the “Inspection, Maintenance, And Cleaning” section of this
manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow maintenance instructions
may create a risk of electric shock and personal injury.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
1.
Grounded tools must be plugged into an outlet properly installed and grounded in accordance with all codes and ordinances. Never remove the
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grounding prong or modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter
plugs. Check with a qualified electrician if you are in doubt as to whether
the outlet is properly grounded. If the tools should electrically malfunction or break down, grounding provides a low resistance path to carry electricity away
from the user.
2.
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.
3.
Do not expose laminating equipment to rain or wet conditions. Water
entering electrically powered equipment will increase the risk of electric shock.
The Laminator is intended for indoor use only.
4.
Do not abuse the Power Cord. Never use the Power Cord to carry the
Laminator or pull the Plug from an outlet. Keep the Power Cord away from
heat, oil, sharp edges, or moving parts. Replace damaged Power Cords
immediately. Damaged Power Cords increase the risk of electric shock.
GROUNDING
WARNING!
Improperly connecting the grounding wire can result in the risk of electric
shock. Check with a qualified electrician if you are in doubt as to whether the
outlet is properly grounded. Do not modify the power cord plug provided with
the tool. Never remove the grounding prong from the plug. Do not use the
tool if the power cord or plug is damaged. If damaged, have it repaired by
a service facility before use. If the plug will not fit the outlet, have a proper
outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
GROUNDED TOOLS: TOOLS WITH THREE PRONG PLUGS
1.
Tools marked with “Grounding Required” have a three wire cord and three prong
grounding plug. The plug must be connected to a properly grounded outlet. If
the tool should electrically malfunction or break down, grounding provides a low
resistance path to carry electricity away from the user, reducing the risk of electric shock. (See Figure A, next page.)
2.
The grounding prong in the plug is connected through the green wire inside the
cord to the grounding system in the tool. The green wire in the cord must be the
only wire connected to the tool’s grounding system and must never be attached
to an electrically “live” terminal. (See Figure A.)
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3.
Your tool must be plugged into an appropriate outlet, properly installed and grounded in accordance with all codes and ordinances. The plug and outlet
should look like that in the following illustration. (See Figure A.)
3-PRONG PLUG
110 VOLT, GROUNDED,
ELECTRICAL OUTLET
FIGURE A
EXTENSION CORDS
1.
Grounded tools require a three wire extension cord.
2.
As the distance from the supply outlet increases, you must use a heavier gauge
extension cord. Using extension cords with inadequately sized wire causes a
serious drop in voltage, resulting in loss of power and possible tool damage.
(See Figure B.)
3.
The smaller the gauge number of the wire, the greater the capacity of the cord.
For example, a 14 gauge cord can carry a higher current than a 16 gauge cord.
(See Figure B.)
FIGURE B
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4.
When using more than one extension cord to make up the total length, make
sure each cord contains at least the minimum wire size required.
(See Figure B.)
5.
If you are using one extension cord for more than one tool, add the nameplate
amperes and use the sum to determine the required minimum cord size.
(See Figure B.)
6.
If you are using an extension cord outdoors, make sure it is marked with the
suffix “W-A” (“W” in Canada) to indicate it is acceptable for outdoor use.
7.
Make sure your extension cord is properly wired and in good electrical condition.
Always replace a damaged extension cord or have it repaired by a qualified
electrician before using it.
8.
Protect your extension cords from sharp objects, excessive heat, and damp or
wet areas.
SYMBOLOGY
Double Insulated
Canadian Standards
Association
Underwriters
Laboratories, Inc.
V~
Volts Alternating
Current
A
Amperes
no
xxxx/min.
No Load Revolutions
Per Minute (RPM)
FIGURE C
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
1.
Maintain labels and nameplates on the Laminator. These carry important
information. If unreadable or missing, contact Harbor Freight Tools for a
replacement.
2.
Always place the Laminator on a dry, flat, level, sturdy non flammable
work surface capable of supporting the weight of the Laminator and any
additional accessories. Make sure to place the Laminator in a location that
is out of reach of children.
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3.
Never place objects on top of the Laminator. Always check to make sure the
Cooling Vents on top of the Laminator are not obstructed.
4.
Turn off the Laminator and unplug it from its electrical outlet before
removing any jammed paper or film.
5.
The laminating Film (not included) must always be approximately 1/4” longer
and wider than the objects being laminated.
6.
Use a larger size laminating Film if there is no proper size Film available.
After laminating, cut off the excess laminating Film.
7.
To avoid jams, always insert the sealed side of the laminating Film first into
the Laminator.
8.
Prior to using the Laminator, make sure to read and understand the
instructions and safety warnings as outlined in the manufacturer of the
laminating Film. NEVER attempt to laminate flammable or corrosive
objects.
9.
Never leave the Laminator unattended when it is plugged into an
electrical outlet. Make sure to unplug it from its electrical outlet before leaving
the area.
10.
Performance of this Laminator may vary depending on variations in local
line voltage. Extension cord usage may also affect equipment performance.
11.
WARNING! The warnings, precautions, and instructions discussed in this
instruction manual cannot cover all possible conditions and situations that may
occur. It must be understood by the operator that common sense and caution
are factors which cannot be built into this product, but must be supplied by the
operator.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: For additional information regarding the parts listed in the following pages, refer
to the Assembly Diagram on page 11.
1.
Extend the two Pull Out Rear Platforms (6). (See Figure D.)
2.
Plug the Power Cord (2) into the nearest 110 volt, grounded, electrical outlet.
(See Figure D.)
POWER CORD (2)
FRONT PLATFORM
(5)
RED
LED LIGHT
(3)
GREEN
LED LIGHT
(4)
POWER SWITCH
(1)
FIGURE D
PULL OUT REAR PLATFORM
(6)
3.
Turn the Power Switch (1) to its “ON” position. NOTE: The Red LED light (3)
will illuminate, indicating that the electrical power is on. Also, the internal rollers
will begin turning. (See Figure D.)
4.
IMPORTANT: Prior to laminating, always allow 7 to 8 minutes for the Laminator
to warm up and wait until the Green LED Light (4) illuminates, indicating the
Laminator is “READY” to use. (See Figure D.)
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5.
Place the object to be laminated (i.e., paper, card, etc.) between the two layers of laminating film, and center the object on the laminating film.
6.
Make sure the sealed edge of the laminating film is inserted first into the
Laminator to avoid jamming. Keep hands and fingers clear of the Adjustable
Front Guide (6).
7.
Once inserted into the Laminator, the laminating object will be automatically
drawn into the Laminator and ejected from the Rear Guide Platform (7). To
avoid possible accidental burns, make sure to wear safety gloves (not
included) when first removing the laminating object from the Rear Guide
Platform. (See Assy. Diagram.)
8.
When finished laminating, turn the Power Switch (1) to its “OFF” position and
unplug the Laminator from its electrical outlet. Allow the Laminator to completely
cool. Then store the unit in a dry, dust free location out of reach of children.
(See Figure D.)
INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, AND CLEANING
1.
WARNING! Make sure the Power Switch (1) of the Laminator is in its
“OFF” position, the Power Cord (2) is unplugged from its electrical outlet, and the
unit has completely cooled before performing any inspection, maintenance, or
cleaning procedures.
2.
Before each use: Inspect the general condition of the Laminator. Check for
misalignment or binding of moving parts, damaged electrical wiring, cracked
or broken parts, and any other condition that may affect its safe operation. If
abnormal noise or vibration occurs, have the problem corrected before further
use.
Do not use damaged equipment.
3.
To clean: Use a clean cloth and a mild detergent. Do not use solvents. Do not
immersed any part of the Laminator in liquids.
4.
All maintenance, service, and repairs not listed in this manual are only to
be attempted by a qualified technician.
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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS LIST AND ASSEMBLY
DIAGRAM IN THIS MANUAL AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER OR
DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT
HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT, OR THAT HE OR SHE IS
QUALIFIED TO REPLACE ANY PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR
DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY STATES THAT ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE
UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND LICENSED TECHNICIANS, AND NOT BY THE BUYER. THE BUYER
ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL
PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION
OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
PARTS LIST AND ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM
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5
1
6
NOTE:
Some parts are shown for illustration purposes only, and are not
available individually as replacement parts.
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