Harbor Freight Tools 92500 User's Manual

12” HOT/COLD LAMINATOR
Model 92500
Operating Instructions
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Electrical Requirements
Indicators
External Fuse
Motor
Power Plug
Maximum Laminating Width
Maximum Document Thickness
Maximum Film Thickness
Laminating Speed
Heat Dial Increments
Warm Up Time
Maximum Temperature
Overall Dimensions
Weight
110 V~, 60 Hz, 2 A
Red LED - Power
Green LED - Ready
3.15A250V Glass Tube
Synchronous
3 Prong, Grounded
12”
.6mm (.024”)
0.0030”-0.0040”
Approx. 12” Per Minute
1 To 10
5 to 10 Minutes
350° Fahrenheit
18” L x 8-1/4” W x 4” H
8.4 Pounds
UNPACKING
When unpacking, check to make sure all the parts shown on the Parts List on page
11 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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You will need this manual for the safety warnings and precautions, assembly, operating, inspection, maintenance and cleaning procedures, parts list and assembly diagram.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
WARNING!
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS
Failure to follow all instructions listed below 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.
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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 rate for
which it is designed.
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.
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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 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.
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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.
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(s) 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.
Industrial applications must follow OSHA requirements.
11.
Performance of this Laminator may vary depending on variations in local line
voltage. Extension cord usage may also affect equipment performance.
12.
People with pacemakers should consult their physician(s) before use. Electromagnetic fields in close proximity to heart pacemaker could cause pacemaker
interference or pacemaker failure.
13.
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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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 3-Prong Plug
and Outlet.)
2.
The grounding prong in the plug is connected 3-Prong Plug and Outlet
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 3-Prong
Plug and Outlet.)
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
those in the following illustration. (See 3-Prong Plug and Outlet.)
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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 Table A.)
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 Table A.)
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 Table A.)
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 Table A.)
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.
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM WIRE GAUGE FOR EXTENSION CORDS*
(120 or 240 VOLT)
NAMEPLATE
AMPERES
EXTENSION CORD LENGTH
(at full load)
25 Feet
50 Feet
75 Feet
100 Feet
150 Feet
0 – 2.0
18
18
18
18
16
2.1 – 3.4
18
18
18
16
14
3.5 – 5.0
18
18
16
14
12
5.1 – 7.0
18
16
14
12
12
7.1 – 12.0
18
14
12
10
-
12.1 – 16.0
14
12
10
-
-
16.1 – 20.0
12
10
-
-
-
TABLE A
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Symbology
Double Insulated
Canadian Standards Association
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
V~
A
Volts Alternating Current
Amperes
n0 xxxx/min. No Load Revolutions per Minute (RPM)
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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.
RED LED LIGHT
(3)
HOT / COLD
SWITCH (9)
POWER
SWITCH (1)
ADJUSTABLE
FRONT GUIDE PLATFORM
(6)
FIGURE D
TEMPERATURE
ADJUSTMENT
KNOB (5)
GREEN LED LIGHT
(4)
1.
Plug the Power Cord (2) into the nearest 110 volt, grounded, electrical outlet.
(See Figure D.)
2.
Turn the Power Switch (1) on the side of the unit 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.)
Laminating Reference Table
(When using 100 mic. Lamination film)
Laminating Object
Name Cards
Photos/Leaflets
Photocopy Paper
TABLE B
Temperature Setting
6.5~7
5~6
3.5~4
Warm Up Time
10 Minutes
8 Minutes
5 Minutes
3.
If heated lamination is desired, turn the Hot/Cold Switch (9) to hot and adjust the
Temperature Adjustment Knob (5) according to the Table above.
(See Figure D and Table B.)
4.
IMPORTANT: Prior to laminating, always allow 5 to 10 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.)
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.
Adjust the Adjustable Front Guide (6) according to the width of the object being
laminated. (See Figure D.)
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7.
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).
8.
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.)
9.
NOTE: For best results: Set a higher temperature if the laminated object appears
milky white, cloudy, or crumpled vertically. Set a lower temperature if the laminated
object appears crumpled horizontally or bubbled.
10.
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.
To replace the External Fuse (8): A blown Fuse is typically the cause if the Laminator
does not turn on, even though it is plugged in to its electrical outlet and the Power
Switch (1) is turned to its “ON” position. To check or replace the Fuse, first unplug
the electrical cord and turn Power Switch “OFF”. Then unscrew and remove the
Fuse Cap to expose the Fuse. Remove the Fuse, and replace it with a 3.15A/250V
Glass Fuse (not included). Then, replace the Fuse Cap. (See Assy. Diagram.)
5.
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
Part
1
2
3
4
Description
Part
Power Switch
Power Cord
Red LED Light
Green LED Light
5
6
7
8
FRONT VIEW
Description
Temperature Adjustment Knob
Adjustable Front Guide Platform
Rear Guide Platform
3.15A/250V Fuse
4 3
1
9
5
6
REAR VIEW
7
8
2
Note: Some parts are shown for illustration purposes only, and are not available individually as replacement parts.
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