Central Pneumatic 47077 Specifications

High Speed Air Cutter
Safety Warnings, Installation
and Operation Instructions
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Warnings, Installation and Operation
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Safety Alert Symbol
and Signal Words
In this manual, on the labeling, and all other
information provided with this product:
This is the safety alert symbol. It is
used to alert you to potential personal
injury hazards. Obey all safety
messages that follow this symbol
to avoid possible injury or death.
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING – When using tools, basic precautions
should always be followed, including the following:
General
a. To reduce the risks of electric shock,
fire, and injury to persons, read all the
instructions before using the tool.
Work Area
a. Keep the work area clean and well lighted.
Cluttered benches and dark areas increase the
risks of electric shock, fire, and injury to persons.
b. Do not operate the tool in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids,
gases, or dust. The tool is able to create sparks
resulting in the ignition of the dust or fumes.
c. Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away
while operating the tool. Distractions are able
to result in the loss of control of the tool.
Personal Safety
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
a. Stay alert. Watch what you are doing and
use common sense when operating the tool.
Do not use the tool while tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication.
A moment of inattention while operating the
tool increases the risk of injury to persons.
CAUTION, used with the safety alert symbol,
indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
b. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep hair, clothing, and
gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes,
jewelry, or long hair increases the risk of injury to
persons as a result of being caught in moving parts.
NOTICE is used to address practices
not related to personal injury.
c. Avoid unintentional starting. Be sure the switch
is off before connecting to the air supply.
Do not carry the tool with your finger on the switch or
connect the tool to the air supply with the switch on.
CAUTION, without the safety alert symbol, is used
to address practices not related to personal injury.
d. Remove adjusting keys and wrenches
before turning the tool on. A wrench or a
key that is left attached to a rotating part of the
tool increases the risk of personal injury.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
Instructions Pertaining
to a Risk of Fire,
Electric Shock, or
Injury to Persons
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e. Do not overreach. Keep proper
footing and balance at all times.
Proper footing and balance enables better
control of the tool in unexpected situations.
f.
Use safety equipment. A dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes and a hard hat
must be used for the applicable
conditions. Wear heavy-duty work
gloves during use.
g.
Always wear eye protection.
Wear ANSI-approved safety goggles.
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Always wear hearing protection when
using the tool. Prolonged exposure to
high intensity noise is able to cause
hearing loss.
h.
i.
Risk of Electric Shock. This tool is not provided
with an insulated gripping surface. Contact
with a ″live″ wire will also make exposed metal
parts of the tool ″live″ and shock the operator.
j.
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.
k. Explore the workpiece to avoid contact with
hidden wiring. Thoroughly investigate the workpiece
for possible hidden wiring before performing work.
Contact with live wiring will shock the operator.
Tool Use and Care
a. Use clamps or another practical way to secure
and support the workpiece to a stable platform.
Holding the work by hand or against the body is
unstable and is able to lead to loss of control.
b. Do not force the tool. Use the correct tool for the
application. The correct tool will do the job better
and safer at the rate for which the tool is designed.
c. Do not use the tool if the switch does not turn
the tool on or off. Any tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
d. Disconnect the tool from the air source
before making any adjustments, changing
accessories, or storing the tool. Such preventive
safety measures reduce the risk of starting the
tool unintentionally. Turn off and detach the air
supply, safely discharge any residual air pressure,
and release the throttle and/or turn the switch to
its off position before leaving the work area.
e. Store the tool when it is idle out of reach
of children and other untrained persons.
A tool is dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
f. Maintain the tool with care. Keep a cutting
tool sharp and clean. A properly maintained
tool, with sharp cutting edges reduces the
risk of binding and is easier to control.
g. Check for misalignment or binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts, and any other condition
that affects the tool’s operation. If damaged,
have the tool serviced before using. Many accidents
are caused by poorly maintained tools.
There is a risk of bursting if the tool is damaged.
h. Use only accessories that are identified by the
manufacturer for the specific tool model. Use of
an accessory not intended for use with the specific
tool model, increases the risk of injury to persons.
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i.
Always use proper guard with grinding
wheel. A guard reduces the risk of injury to
persons from broken wheel fragments.
j.
Accessories must be rated for at least the speed
of the tool marked on the tool label. Wheels and
other accessories running over rated speed can
fly apart and result in a risk of injury to persons.
Service
a. Tool service must be performed only
by qualified repair personnel.
b. When servicing a tool, use only identical
replacement parts. Use only authorized parts.
c. Use only the lubricants supplied with the
tool or specified by the manufacturer.
Air Source
a.
Never connect to an air source that is
capable of exceeding 200 psi.
Over pressurizing the tool may cause
bursting, abnormal operation, breakage
of the tool or serious injury to persons.
Use only clean, dry, regulated compressed air at the
rated pressure or within the rated pressure range as
marked on the tool. Always verify prior to using the
tool that the air source has been adjusted to the rated
air pressure or within the rated air-pressure range.
b. Never use oxygen, carbon dioxide, combustible
gases or any bottled gas as an air source
for the tool. Such gases are capable of
explosion and serious injury to persons.
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Symbols and Specific
Safety Instructions
Symbol Definitions
Symbol
no
.../min
Property or statement
No-load speed
Revolutions or reciprocation per minute
PSI
Pounds per square inch of pressure
ft-lb
Foot-pounds of torque
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Symbol
Property or statement
Other accessories not designed for the forces
generated may break and forcefully launch pieces.
BPM
Blows per minute
CFM
Cubic Feet per Minute flow
4. Attach all accessories properly to the tool before
connecting the air supply. A loose accessory
may detach or break during operation.
SCFM
Cubic Feet per Minute flow
at standard conditions
5. Obey the manual for the air compressor
used to power this tool.
NPT
National pipe thread, tapered
NPS
National pipe thread, straight
6. Install an in-line shutoff valve to allow
immediate control over the air supply in an
emergency, even if a hose is ruptured.
WARNING marking
concerning Risk of Eye Injury.
Wear ANSI‑approved eye protection.
WARNING marking concerning Risk of
Hearing Loss. Wear hearing protection.
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Respiratory Injury. Wear
NIOSH‑approved dust mask/respirator.
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Explosion.
Specific Safety Instructions
1. The warnings and precautions discussed in this
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.
2. WARNING: Some dust created by power
sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
construction activities, contains chemicals
known [to the State of California] 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 or
other masonry products
• 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.
(California Health & Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
WARNING: The brass components of
this product contain lead, a chemical
known to the State of California to cause
birth defects (or other reproductive harm).
(California Health & Safety code § 25249.5, et seq.)
7. Use this tool with both hands only. Using tools
with only one hand can result in loss of control.
8. Do not lay the tool down until it has come to
a complete stop. Moving parts can grab the
surface and pull the tool out of your control.
Vibration Precautions
This tool vibrates during use. Repeated or long-term
exposure to vibration may cause temporary or permanent
physical injury, particularly to the hands, arms and
shoulders. To reduce the risk of vibration-related injury:
1. Anyone using vibrating tools regularly or for an
extended period should first be examined by a
doctor and then have regular medical check-ups to
ensure medical problems are not being caused or
worsened from use. Pregnant women or people
who have impaired blood circulation to the hand,
past hand injuries, nervous system disorders,
diabetes, or Raynaud’s Disease should not use this
tool. If you feel any symptoms related to vibration
(such as tingling, numbness, and white or blue
fingers), seek medical advice as soon as possible.
2. Do not smoke during use. Nicotine reduces
the blood supply to the hands and fingers,
increasing the risk of vibration-related injury.
3. Wear suitable gloves to reduce the
vibration effects on the user.
4. Use tools with the lowest vibration
when there is a choice.
5. Include vibration-free periods each day of work.
6. Grip tool as lightly as possible (while still keeping
safe control of it). Let the tool do the work.
7. To reduce vibration, maintain tool as
explained in this manual. If abnormal
vibration occurs, stop immediately.
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3. Only use with accessories rated to handle the
forces exerted by this tool during operation.
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Air Cutter
Functional Description
Specifications
See Specifications for your model on included sheet.
Components and Controls
Safety
Lock
Throttle
Air Inlet
Guard
Air Cutter
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Initial Tool Set Up/Assembly
Read the entire Important
Safety Information section at the
beginning of this manual including
all text under subheadings therein
before set up or use of this product.
Note: For additional information regarding the
parts listed in the following pages, refer to the
Assembly Diagram near the end of this manual.
Other components, such as a coupler plug
and quick coupler, will make operation
more efficient, but are not required.
WARNING! To prevent serious injury
from accidental operation:
Do not install a female quick coupler on the tool.
Such a coupler contains an air valve that will
allow the air tool to retain pressure and operate
accidentally after the air supply is disconnected.
Note: Air flow, and therefore tool performance, can
be hindered by undersized air supply components.
Air Supply
4. The air hose must be long enough to reach
the work area with enough extra length to
allow free movement while working.
To prevent serious injury
from explosion:
Use only clean, dry, regulated, compressed
air to power this tool. Do not use oxygen,
carbon dioxide, combustible gases, or any other
bottled gas as a power source for this tool.
5. Release the Throttle. Close the in-line shutoff
valve between the compressor and the tool.
1. This air tool may be shipped with a protective plug
covering the air inlet. Remove this plug before set up.
2. Incorporate a filter, regulator with pressure gauge,
oiler, in-line shutoff valve, and quick coupler for
best service, as shown on Figure A on page 7
and Figure B on page 8. An in-line shutoff
ball valve is an important safety device because
it controls the air supply even if the air hose
is ruptured. The shutoff valve should be a
ball valve because it can be closed quickly.
Note: If an automatic oiler system is not used,
add a few drops of Pneumatic Tool Oil to the
airline connection before operation. Add a few
more drops after each hour of continual use.
3. Attach an air hose to the compressor’s air outlet.
Connect the air hose to the air inlet of the tool.
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6. Turn on the air compressor according to
the manufacturer’s directions and allow it
to build up pressure until it cycles off.
7. Adjust the air compressor’s output regulator
so that the air output is enough to properly
power the tool, but the output will not exceed
the tool’s maximum air pressure at any time.
Adjust the pressure gradually, while checking the
air output gauge to set the right pressure range.
8. Inspect the air connections for leaks.
Repair any leaks found.
9. If the tool will not be used at this time, turn off
and detach the air supply, safely discharge
any residual air pressure, and release the
throttle to prevent accidental operation.
Note: Residual air pressure should not be present
after the tool is disconnected from the air supply.
However, it is a good safety measure to attempt to
discharge the tool in a safe fashion after disconnecting
to ensure that the tool is disconnected and unpowered.
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A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
Air Hose
Filter
Regulator
Lubricator (optional)
Coupler and Plug
Leader Hose (optional)
Air Cleaner / Dryer (optional)
Air Adjusting Valve (optional)
Description
Non-lubricated
Tools
A
Lubricated
Tools
B
B
C
C
A
Function
A
E
E
F
H
Connects air to tool
Prevents dirt and condensation from damaging tool or work piece
Adjusts air pressure to tool
For air tool lubrication
Provides each connections
Increases coupler life
Prevents water vapor from damaging work piece
For fine tuning airflow at tool
G
D
Figure A: Portable Air Supply Setup
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B
A
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
F
Description
F
E
C
C
H
H
J
I
K
J
L
Function
L
M
M
O
N
For noise and vibration reduction
Secures air compressor in place
Isolates sections of system for maintenance
For vibration reduction
Distributes air to branch lines
To drain moisture from system
Brings air to point of use
Prevents dirt and condensation from damaging tool or work piece
Prevents water vapor from damaging work piece
Adjusts air pressure to tool
For air tool lubrication
Connects air to tool
Provides each connections
For fine tuning airflow at tool
Increases coupler life
Non-lubricated
Tools
Vibration Pads
Anchor Bolts
Ball Valve
Isolation Hose
Main Air Line - 3/4” minimum recommended
Ball Valve
Branch Air Line -1/2” minimum recommended
Filter
Air Cleaner / Dryer (optional)
Regulator
Lubricator
Air Hose
Coupler and Plug
Air Adjusting Valve
Lead Hose
B
A
C D
G
Lubricated
Tools
Slope
Figure B: Stationary Air Supply Setup
F
Operating Instructions
Read the entire Important
Safety Information section at the
beginning of this manual including
all text under subheadings therein
before set up or use of this product.
Inspect tool before use, looking
for damaged, loose, and missing
parts. If any problems are found,
do not use tool until repaired.
Tool Set Up
1. Designate a work area that is clean and well‑lit.
The work area must not allow access by children
or pets to prevent distraction and injury.
2. Route the air hose along a safe route to reach
the work area without creating a tripping hazard
or exposing the air hose to possible damage.
The air hose must be long enough to reach
the work area with enough extra length to
allow free movement while working.
3. Secure loose workpieces using a vise or clamps
(not included) to prevent movement while working.
To prevent serious injury from
accidental operation:
Turn off the tool, detach the air supply, safely
discharge any residual air pressure in the tool,
and release the throttle and/or turn the switch to
its off position before performing any inspection,
maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
To prevent serious injury:
Do not adjust or tamper with any control or
component in a way not specifically explained
within this manual. Improper adjustment can
result in tool failure or other serious hazards.
1. Use the Wrench to hold the Spindle in place while,
at the same time, loosening and removing the
Socket Head Screw and Flange with the Hex Key.
Cutting Wheel
(not included)
Wrench
Flange
4. There must not be hazardous objects (such
as utility lines or foreign objects) nearby that
will present a hazard while working.
General Operating Instructions
1. If an automatic oiler is not used, add a few
drops of Pneumatic Tool Oil to the airline
connection before use. Add a few drops
more after each hour of continual use.
2. Mark the workpiece area where you wish to cut.
3. With both hands, grip the Air Cutter so that your
thumbs rest on the Throttle and Safety Lock.
4. Keep the cutting wheel off the surface of the
workpiece until it reaches operating speed.
5. Press the Safety Lock forward while
pressing down on the Throttle.
NOTE: The Air Cutter’s speed is variable.
Vary the pressure placed on the Throttle to
vary the speed of the tool. Use only enough
speed as needed to cut the workpiece.
Socket
Head Screw
6. Slowly and carefully place the edge of the cutting
wheel onto the surface of the workpiece.
Hex Key
Spindle Figure 1
2. Place the cutting wheel (not included) onto
the Spindle. The wheel must be rated to at
least the maximum speed of the cutter and
must be smaller than its wheel size capacity.
See included specification sheet.
3. Use the Wrench to hold the Spindle in place.
4. Insert the Socket Head Screw through the Flange,
through the cutting wheel, and into the Spindle.
5. Tighten the Socket Head Screw into
the Spindle with the Hex Key.
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Work Piece and
Work Area Set Up
7. Keep steady pressure on the Air Cutter. But do not
force the tool, as you will stall the Air Cutter. Use
only enough pressure to do the job properly.
8. If the tool requires more force to accomplish
the task, verify that the tool receives sufficient,
unobstructed airflow (CFM) and increase the
pressure (PSI) output of the regulator up to the
maximum air pressure rating of this tool.
CAUTION! To prevent injury from tool
or accessory failure:
Do not exceed the tool’s
maximum air pressure rating.
If the tool still does not have sufficient force
at maximum pressure and sufficient airflow,
then a larger tool may be required.
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9. To prevent accidents, turn off the tool, detach
the air supply, safely discharge any residual
air pressure in the tool, and release the throttle
after use. Clean external surfaces of the tool with
clean, dry cloth, and apply a thin coat of tool oil.
Then store the tool indoors out of children’s reach.
User‑Maintenance Instructions
Procedures not specifically explained
in this manual must be performed
only by a qualified technician.
To prevent serious injury from
accidental operation:
Turn off the tool, detach the air supply, safely
discharge any residual air pressure in the tool,
and release the throttle before performing any
inspection, maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
To prevent serious injury
from tool failure:
Do not use damaged equipment.
If abnormal noise, vibration, or leaking air occurs,
have the problem corrected before further use.
To prevent serous injury
from explosion:
Lubricate the tool only with
specified lubricants. Lubricate the air inlet
using only pneumatic tool oil.
Other lubricants may damage the mechanism and
may be highly flammable, causing an explosion.
Cleaning, Maintenance,
and Lubrication
Note: These procedures are in addition to the
regular checks and maintenance explained as part
of the regular operation of the air-operated tool.
1. Daily - Air Supply Maintenance:
Every day, perform maintenance on the air supply
according to the component manufacturers’
instructions. The lubricator’s oil level needs to be
maintained and the moisture filter must be regularly
drained. Performing routine maintenance on
the air supply will allow the tool to operate more
safely and will also reduce wear on the tool.
2. If the vanes need replacement, all vanes
should be replaced as a set.
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Air Cutter
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Causes
Decreased output. 1. Not enough air pressure and/or
air flow.
2. Obstructed trigger.
3. Incorrect lubrication or not
enough lubrication.
4. Blocked air inlet screen
(if equipped).
5. Air leaking from loose housing.
6. Mechanism contaminated.
Housing heats
during use.
7. Vane wear or damage.
1. Incorrect lubrication or not
enough lubrication.
2. Worn parts.
Severe air leakage. 1. Cross‑threaded housing
components.
(Slight air leakage
is normal,
especially on
2. Loose housing.
older tools.)
3. Damaged valve or housing.
4. Dirty, worn or damaged valve.
Likely Solutions
1. Check for loose connections and make sure that
air supply is providing enough air flow (CFM)
at required pressure (PSI) to the tool’s air inlet.
Do not exceed maximum air pressure.
2. Clean around trigger to ensure free movement.
3. Lubricate using air tool oil according to directions.
4. Clean air inlet screen of buildup.
5. Make sure housing is properly assembled and tight.
6. Have qualified technician clean and lubricate
mechanism. Install in-line filter in air supply
as stated in Initial Set Up: Air Supply.
7. Replace all vanes.
1. Lubricate using air tool oil and grease
according to directions.
2. Have qualified technician inspect internal
mechanism and replace parts as needed.
1. Check for incorrect alignment and uneven gaps.
If cross-threaded, disassemble and
replace damaged parts before use.
2. Tighten housing assembly. If housing cannot
tighten properly, internal parts may be misaligned.
3. Replace damaged components.
4. Clean or replace valve assembly.
Follow all safety precautions whenever diagnosing or servicing the tool.
Disconnect air supply before service.
Accessory List
Description
Aluminum Oxide Cut-off Wheels
Silicon Carbide Cut-off Wheels
Air Cutter
Function
for metal cutting
for masonry cutting
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90 Day Warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality and durability standards,
and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free from defects in materials and workmanship for the
period of 90 days from the date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly,
to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities, criminal activity, improper
installation, normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance. We shall in no event be liable for death, injuries
to persons or property, or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of
our product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty is expressly in lieu of all other
warranties, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with transportation charges
prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany the merchandise.
If our inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair or replace the product at our election or we may
elect to refund the purchase price if we cannot readily and quickly provide you with a replacement. We will
return repaired products at our expense, but if we determine there is no defect, or that the defect resulted
from causes not within the scope of our warranty, then you must bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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