Ryobi RJ161V Operator`s manual

OPERATOR'S MANUAL
RECIPROCATING SAW
RJ161V
VARIABLE SPEED - DOUBLE INSULATED
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Your new reciprocating saw has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi's high standard for dependability,
ease of operation, and operator safety. Properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual.
Thank you for buying a Ryobi reciprocating saw.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................ 2
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General Safety Rules .....................................................................................................................................3-4
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Specific Safety Rules ......................................................................................................................................... 4
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Symbols ............................................................................................................................................................. 5
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Specifications .................................................................................................................................................... 6
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Unpacking .......................................................................................................................................................... 6
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Features ............................................................................................................................................................ 7
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Operation ......................................................................................................................................................9-10
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Maintenance .................................................................................................................................................... 11
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Parts, Ordering, and Service ........................................................................................................................... 12
INTRODUCTION
Your reciprocating saw has many features for making
the use of this tool more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety,
performance, and dependability have been given top
priority in the design of this tool making it easy to
maintain and operate.
WEAR YOUR
SAFETY
GLASSES
FORESIGHT IS BETTER
THAN NO SIGHT
WARNING:
Do not attempt to use this tool until you have read
thoroughly and understand completely the operator’s
manual. Pay close attention to the safety rules, including Dangers, Warnings, and Cautions. If you
use your tool properly and only for what it is intended, you will enjoy years of safe, reliable service.
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 tool operation, always wear safety
goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed. We
recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses
with side shields. Always wear eye protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
Look for this symbol to point out important safety
precautions. It means attention!!! Your safety is involved.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
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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.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WORK AREA
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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 may 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.
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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.
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Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations. Do not use on a ladder or unstable support.
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Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, nonskid safety shoes, hard hat, or
hearing protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
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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.
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Don’t expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase the
risk of electric shock.
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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.
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TOOL USE AND CARE
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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.
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PERSONAL SAFETY
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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 or drawn into air vents.
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.
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.
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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.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
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SERVICE
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Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk
of injury.
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 electric shock or injury.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
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Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the tool may contact
hidden wiring or its cord. Contact with a “live” wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool “live” and shock the
operator.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES
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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 gage size (A.W.G.) of at
least 16 is recommended for an extension cord
25 feet or less in length. A cord exceeding 100
feet is not recommended. If in doubt, use the next
heavier gage. The smaller the gage number, the
heavier the cord. An undersized cord will cause a
drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and
overheating.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Inspect for and remove all nails from lumber before using this tool. Following this rule will reduce
the risk of serious personal injury.
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Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection
during extended periods of operation. Following
this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
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Drugs, alcohol, medication. Do not operate tool
while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or
any medication. Following this rule will reduce the
risk of electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
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Inspect tool cords periodically and, if damaged,
have repaired at your nearest Factory Service
Center or other Authorized Service Organization.
Constantly stay aware of cord location. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock or
fire.
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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.
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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
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.
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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 chemicallytreated 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.
Do not abuse cord. Never carry the tool by the
cord or yank it to disconnect it from the receptacle. Keep cord away from heat, oil, and sharp
edges. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock or fire.
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SYMBOLS
Important: Some of the following symbols may be used on your tool. Please study them and learn their meaning.
Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
W
Watt
Power
Minutes
Time
Alternating Current
Type or a characteristic of current
No Load Speed
Rotational speed, at no load
Class II Construction
Designates double-insulated
construction tools
Revolutions or Reciprocation Per Minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed,
orbits etc. per minute
Safety Alert
Indicates danger, warning or caution.
It means attention!!! Your safety is
involved.
Wet Conditions Alert
Do not expose to rain or use in damp
locations.
min
n0
.../min
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and the
explanations with them, deserve your careful attention and understanding. The safety warnings do not by
themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident
prevention measures.
SYMBOL MEANING
DANGER: Failure to obey a safety warning will result in serious injury to yourself or to others. Always
follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
WARNING: Failure to obey a safety warning can result in serious injury to yourself or to others.
Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
CAUTION: Failure to obey a safety warning may result in property damage or personal injury to
yourself or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and
personal injury.
NOTE:
Advises you of information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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SPECIFICATIONS
Length of Stroke
1-3/16 in. (3 cm)
Strokes per Minute (variable)
2,500 max
Input
120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only, 6.5 amps
Net Weight
7 lbs. (3.2 kg)
UNPACKING
INSTRUCTIONS
PACKING LIST
Your reciprocating saw has been shipped completely
assembled.
■ Carefully remove the tool and accessories from the
box. Make sure that all items listed in the packing
list are included.
■ Inspect the tool carefully to make sure no breakage
or damage occurred during shipping.
■ Do not discard the packing material until you have
carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the
tool.
■ If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-800-525-2579 for assistance.
Reciprocating Saw
Blades (2)
Operator’s Manual
WARNING:
If any parts are missing do not operate your tool until
the missing parts are replaced. Failure to do so
could result in possible serious personal injury.
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FEATURES
DOUBLE INSULATION
ELECTRIC MOTOR
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.
Your 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.
WARNING:
SWITCH
The double insulated system is intended to protect
the user from shock resulting from a break in the
tool's internal wiring. Observe all normal safety precautions to avoid electrical shock.
The recriprocating saw has a conveniently located trigger
switch.
VARIABLE SPEED
The recriprocating saw has a variable speed dial designed
to allow operator control of speed and power limits.
Important: Servicing of a tool 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 tool to
your nearest authorized service center for repair. Always
use original factory replacement parts when servicing.
TOOLLESS BLADE CHANGE SYSTEM
The toolless blade change system eliminates the need
for tools when changing the blade.
ERGONOMIC DESIGN
The design of this tool provides for easy handling. It is
designed for comfort and ease of grasp when operating
in different positions and at different angles.
BLADE
VARIABLE
SPEED DIAL
BASE
ASSEMBLY
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TRIGGER
SWITCH
WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this tool or create accessories not recommended for use with this tool. Any such
alteration or modification is misuse and could result in a hazardous condition leading to possible serious
personal injury.
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OPERATION
WARNING:
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Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with
side shields when operating this tool. Failure to do
so could result in dust, shavings, or loose particles
being thrown into your eyes, resulting in possible
serious injury.
TURNING THE SAW ON/OFF
See Figure 2.
Follow these directions to turn the saw on and off.
■ To turn the saw on: Depress the switch trigger.
■ To turn the saw off: Release the switch trigger.
ADJUSTING THE SPEED
Fig. 2
See Figure 3.
The variable speed feature allows the saw to operate at
speeds that can be increased by rotating the dial from
1 to 6. The dial is conveniently located on the handle,
allowing operator control of blade speed.
Follow these directions to adjust the speed.
■ To increase the speed: Turn the dial to a higher
setting.
TO DECREASE
SPEED
■ To decrease the speed: Turn the dial to a lower
setting.
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SELECTING BLADES
Selecting the correct type of blade is important in order
to obtain the best performance from your saw. Select the
blade based on the application and on the material you
wish to cut. Selecting the right blade will give you a
smoother, faster cut and prolong the life of the blade.
Blades with fewer teeth, 10 teeth per inch (TPI) are
typically used for cutting wood, while blades with more
teeth are better for cutting metal or plastic. We recommend
14 TPI for plastics and soft metals and 18 TPI for hard
metals.
TO INCREASE
SPEED
Fig. 3
INSTALLING BLADES
The toolless blade change system eliminates the need
for tools when changing the blade.
See Figure 4.
Follow these directions to install blades.
■ Unplug the saw.
WARNING:
LIFT TO
INSTALL
BLADE
Failure to unplug the tool could result in accidental
starting causing possible serious injury.
■ Lift the blade release lever.
■ Insert the blade fully, tooth side down.
■ Lower the blade release lever.
Fig. 4
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OPERATION
OPERATING THE SAW
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See Figure 5.
Follow these directions to operate the saw.
■ Secure the workpiece to a work bench or table with
a vise or with clamps.
■ Make sure the saw blade is clear of any foreign
material and that the power cord and extension cord
are out of the blade path.
■ Hold the saw firmly in front of and clearly away from
you.
■ Mark the line of cut clearly.
■ Depress the trigger switch to start the cutting action.
■ Set the base assembly against the workpiece.
■ Move the blade into the workpiece.
NOTE: Do not force. Use only enough pressure to
keep the saw cutting. Let the blade and saw do the
work. Keep pressure on the base, against the
workpiece.
Fig. 5
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PLUNGE CUTTING
See Figure 6.
Follow these directions to plunge cut.
■ Secure the workpiece to a work bench or table with
a vise or with clamps.
■ Make sure the saw blade is clear of any foreign
material and that the power cord and extension cord
are out of the blade path.
■ Hold the saw firmly in front of and clearly away from
you.
■ Mark the line of cut clearly.
■ Choose a convenient starting point inside the cutting area and place the tip of the blade over that
point.
■ Rest the front edge of the base assembly on the
workpiece and hold it firmly in position during the
cut.
■ Depress the trigger switch and allow the saw blade
to reach full cutting speed.
Fig. 6
WARNING:
Blades longer than 6 in. (15.2 cm) can whip and
should not be used for plunge cutting. Failure to
heed this warning can resut in serious personal injury.
WARNING:
Make sure the blade does not touch the workpiece
until the motor reaches full speed. Failure to heed
this warning can cause you to lose of control of the
saw and result in serious injury.
WARNING:
■ Tilt the saw downward until the tip of the blade starts
cutting the workpiece.
■ Allow the saw to penetrate the workpiece.
■ Tilt the saw until the blade is perpendicular to the
workpiece.
Cutting into electrical wiring can cause the blade, the
blade clamp, and the saw bar assembly to become
electrically live. Do not touch metal parts when cutting into a wall; grasp only the insulated surfaces on
the tool. Make sure hidden electrical wiring, water
pipes, and mechanical hazards are not in the blade
path when cutting into a wall.
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OPERATION
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METAL CUTTING
See Figure 7.
You may cut metals such as sheet steel, pipe, steel rods,
aluminum, brass, and copper with your saw.
Observe the following tips when metal cutting.
■ Be careful not to twist or bend the saw blade.
■ Do not force the tool.
■ Use cutting oil when cutting soft metals and steel.
Cutting oil also keeps the blades cool, increases
cutting action, and prolongs blade life.
■ Never use gasoline since normal sparking of motor
could ignite fumes.
■ Clamp the workpiece firmly and cut close to the
clamping point to eliminate any vibration of the work.
When cutting conduit pipe or angle iron, clamp the
workpiece in a vise if possible and cut close to the
vise. To cut thin sheet material, “sandwich” the material between hardboard or plywood and clamp the
layers to eliminate vibration and material tearing.
■ Always keep firm pressure on the base to hold it
securely against the workpiece.
Fig. 7
MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
When servicing use only identical Ryobi replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause
product damage.
GENERAL
WARNING:
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, carbon dust, etc.
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.
WARNING:
LUBRICATION
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum-based products, penetrating oils, etc. come in
contact with plastic parts. They contain chemicals
that can damage, weaken, or destroy plastic.
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.
Electric tools used on fiberglass material, wallboard,
spackling compounds, or plaster are subject to
accelerated wear and possible premature failure, as the
fiberglass chips and grindings are highly abrasive to
bearings, brushes, commutators, etc. Consequently, we
do not recommended that this tool be used for extended
work on these types of materials. If, however, you do
work with any of these materials, it is extremely important
that you clean the tool frequently by blowing it with an air
jet.
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NOTES
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OPERATOR'S MANUAL
RECIPROCATING SAW
RJ161V
VARIABLE SPEED - DOUBLE INSULATED
EXTENSION CORD CAUTION
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 should be used.
When working with a tool outdoors, use an extension cord
that is designed for outside use. This is indicated by the letters
"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
Cord Length
2.1-3.4
3.5-5.0
5.1-7.0
7.1-12.0 12.1-16.0
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
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CAUTION: 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.
**Used on 12 gauge - 20 amp circuit.
• SERVICE
Now that you have purchased your tool, should a need ever exist for repair parts or
service, simply contact your nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center. Be sure to
provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit. Please call 1-800-525-2579 for your
nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center. You can also check our Web site at
www.ryobitools.com for a complete list of Authorized Service Centers.
• MODEL NO. AND SERIAL NO.
The model number of this tool will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing.
Please record the model number and serial number in the space provided below.
• HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS,
ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
•
MODEL NUMBER
•
SERIAL NUMBER
RJ161V
RYOBI TECHNOLOGIES INC.
1428 Pearman Dairy Road
Anderson, SC 29625
Post Office Box 1207
Anderson, SC 29622
www.ryobitools.com
Phone 1-800-525-2579
983000-131
9-02