Ryobi TR30 Specifications

OWNER’S OPERATING MANUAL
LAMINATE TRIMMER - MODEL TR30
DOUBLE INSULATED
SPECIFICATIONS:
Maximum Cutter Diameter
Collet
Horsepower
Rating
No Load Speed
1-3/8 in. (34.9 mm)
1/4 in. (6.4 mm)
3/4
120 volts, 60 Hz AC only, 3.8 amperes
23,000 RPM
Power Cord
10 ft. (3048 mm)
Net Weight
3.0 lbs. (1.4 kg.)
THANK YOU FOR BUYING A RYOBI LAMINATE TRIMMER.
Your new trimmer 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.
CAUTION: Carefully read through this entire owner’s manual before using your new trimmer.
Pay close attention to the Rules for Safe Operation, Warnings, and Cautions. If you use your trimmer properly and only for
what it is intended, you will enjoy years of safe, reliable service.
Thank you again for buying Ryobi tools.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction ...................................................................................................... 1
Typical Application............................................................................................ 2
Rules For Safe Operation ............................................................................. 3-5
Unpacking ........................................................................................................ 6
Features ........................................................................................................ 6-7
Adjustments .................................................................................................. 7-8
Operation .....................................................................................................9-11
Accessories ................................................................................................... 12
9. Helpful Hints .................................................................................................. 12
10. Maintenance .................................................................................................. 13
CAUTION: Carefully read through this entire manual before using your new trimmer.
TYPICAL APPLICATION
Fig. 1
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
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
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL:
Indicates caution or warning. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs.
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.
DOUBLE INSULATION
IMPORTANT
Your Ryobi power tool is double insulated. 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 internal metal motor
components with protecting insulation. Double insulated
tools do not need to be grounded.
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 RYOBI AUTHORIZED
SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing use only
identical Ryobi replacement parts.
WARNING:
WARNING:
Do not attempt to operate this tool until you have read
thoroughly and understand completely all instructions,
safety rules, etc. contained in this manual. Failure to
comply can result in accidents involving fire, electric
shock, or serious personal injury. Save owner's manual
and review frequently for continuing safe operation, and
instructing others who may use this tool.
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
related to avoiding electrical shock.
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READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
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KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read owner's
manual carefully. Learn its applications and
limitations as well as the specific potential
hazards related to this tool.
GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK by
preventing body contact with grounded surfaces.
For example: Pipes, radiators, ranges,
refrigerator enclosures.
KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working order.
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas
and benches invite accidents.
AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don't
use power tool in damp or wet locations or expose
to rain. Keep work area well lit.
KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. All
visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept
a safe distance from work area. Do not let
visitors contact tool or extension cord.
STORE IDLE TOOLS. When not in use tools
should be stored in a dry and high or locked-up
place - out of the reach of children.
DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better
and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force small tool or
attachment to do the job of a heavy duty tool.
Don't use tool for purpose not intended - for
example - A circular saw should never be used
for cutting tree limbs or logs.
WEAR PROPER APPAREL. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry that can get caught in tool's
moving parts. Rubber gloves and nonskid
footwear are recommended when working
outdoors. Wear protective hair covering to contain
long hair and keep it from being drawn into nearby
air vents.
ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES. Everyday
eyeglasses have only impact-resistant lenses;
they are NOT safety glasses.
PROTECT YOUR LUNGS. Wear a face or dust
mask if operation is dusty.
PROTECT YOUR HEARING. Wear hearing
protection during extended periods of operation.
DON'T ABUSE CORD. Never carry tool by cord
or yank it to disconnect from receptacle. Keep
cord from heat, oil and sharp edges. Be aware of
cord location at all times to avoid contact with
rotating cutter. A damaged cord must be replaced by an authorized service center to avoid
the hazard of electric shock.
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SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold
work. It's safer than using your hand and it frees
both hands to operate tool.
DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times. Do not use on a ladder or
with unstable support.
MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools
sharp at all times, and clean for best and safest
performance. Follow instructions for lubricating
and changing accessories.
DISCONNECT TOOLS. When not in use, before servicing, or when changing attachments,
blades, bits, cutters, etc., all tools should be
disconnected from power supply.
REMOVE
ADJUSTING
KEYS
AND
WRENCHES. Form habit of checking to see that
keys and adjusting wrenches are removed from
tool before turning it on.
AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. Don't carry
plugged-in tools with finger on switch. Be sure
switch is off before plugging into a power source.
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. An undersized
cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in
loss of power and overheating. A wire gage size
(A.W.G.) of at least 16 is recommended for an
extension cord 100 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.
OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS. When
tool is used outdoors, use only extension cords
suitable for use outdoors. Outdoor approved
cords are marked with the suffix W-A, for example
- SJTW-A or SJOW-A.
KEEP CUTTERS CLEAN AND SHARP. Sharp
cutters minimize stalling and kickback.
KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING AREA.
Keep hands away from cutters. Do not reach
underneath work while cutter is rotating. Do not
attempt to remove material, scrap, or chips while
cutter is rotating.
NEVER USE IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE. Normal sparking of the motor could
ignite fumes.
INSPECT TOOL CORDS PERIODICALLY and
if damaged, have repaired at your nearest authorized service center. Stay constantly aware
of cord location.
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (Continued)
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INSPECT EXTENSION CORDS PERIODICALLY and replace if damaged.
KEEP HANDLES DRY, CLEAN, AND FREE
FROM OIL AND GREASE. Always use a clean
cloth when cleaning. Never use brake fluids,
gasoline, petroleum-based products or any strong
solvents to clean your tool.
STAY ALERT. Watch what you are doing and
use common sense. Do not operate tool when
you are tired. Do not rush.
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 must be properly repaired or replaced
by an authorized service center unless indicated
elsewhere in this instruction manual.
DO NOT USE TOOL IF SWITCH DOES NOT
TURN IT ON AND OFF. Have switches replaced
by an authorized service center.
INSPECT FOR and remove all nails from lumber
before trimming.
DRUGS, ALCOHOL, MEDICATION. Do not operate tool while under the influence of drugs,
alcohol, or any medication.
WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL
RYOBI REPLACEMENT PARTS.
POLARIZED PLUGS. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this equipment has 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
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it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician
to install the proper outlet. Do not change the
plug in any way.
DO NOT USE TOOL UNDER “BROWNOUT”
OR OTHER LOW VOLTAGE CONDITIONS.
Also, do not use with any device that could cause
the power supply voltage to change.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. Review 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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING:
WEAR YOUR
The operation of any laminate trimmer 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 a full face
shield when needed. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses
FORESIGHT
IS BETTER
or standard safety glasses with side shields.
THAN NO SIGHT
SAFETY GLASSES
Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions.
It means attention!!! Your safety is involved.
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UNPACKING
Your trimmer has been shipped completely assembled and
ready for use. After removing it from the carton, inspect it
carefully to make sure no breakage or damage has occurred
during shipping. If any parts are damaged or missing, contact your nearest Ryobi dealer to obtain replacement parts
before attempting to operate trimmer. A 1/2 in. (13 mm)
diameter flush trim bit, owner's operating manual, warranty
registration and two wrenches are included in the carton.
WARNING:
If any parts are missing do not operate your trimmer until
the missing parts are replaced. Failure to do so could
result in possible serious injury.
FEATURES
KNOW YOUR TRIMMER
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
See Figure 2.
Before attempting to use your trimmer, familiarize yourself
with all operating features and safety requirements.
Your trimmer is a versatile woodworking tool which will give
you years of trouble-free performance. It is engineered with
the professional in mind, but its ease of operation allows the
amateur to produce work which is beautiful and precise.
As the name implies your trimmer can be used for trimming
laminates. When used with recommended accessories, such
as a straight guide, trimmer guide, template guide, or combination panel bit, it becomes even more versatile.
Your trimmer 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, doublecheck the power supply.
WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity with your trimmer to make you
careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second
is sufficient to inflict severe injury.
WARNING:
The operation of any trimmer can result in foreign objects
being thrown into your eyes, which can result in severe
eye damage. Before starting power 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.
HEAVY DUTY MOTOR
Your trimmer has a powerful 3.8 amp motor with sufficient
power to handle many trimming jobs. It is capable of delivering 3/4 horsepower for heavy duty performance. The
motor also has removable brushes for ease of servicing.
SWITCH
To turn your trimmer ON, slide the switch on top of the
trimmer to ON position. Return the switch to OFF position
when finished.
DEPTH OF CUT SCALE
Your trimmer's cutting depth can be adjusted by using the
depth of cut scale. To adjust to desired depth of cut, loosen
the wing bolt and move the base until the tip of the cutter
touches work surface. The depth of cut is zero at this point.
Position your trimmer so that the cutter can extend below
the subbase for desired depth of cut setting. Move the base
further until the mark on the depth of cut scale corresponds
with your desired depth of cut. Then securely tighten the
wing bolt.
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.
APPLICATIONS
(Use only for the purpose listed below)
1. Smooth, professional trimming of laminates.
2. Cabinet making, trimming counter tops, and finishing
work.
3. Trimming wood and plastics.
BALL BEARING PILOTED CUTTER
See Figures 1 and 5.
Use of ball bearing piloted trimmer cutters provide a convenient method of laminate trimming. Guide the ball bearing
surface along the edge of workpiece. Be careful to follow
instructions for correct direction of feed.
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FEATURES
ON-OFF
SWITCH
OFF
ON
BRUSH CAP
DEPTH OF
CUT SCALE
BASE
MOTOR
HOUSING
WING BOLT
WRENCH (2)
COLLET NUT
COLLET
SUBBASE
Fig. 2
ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING:
WARNING:
Your laminate trimmer should never be connected to
power supply when you are assembling parts, making
adjustments, installing or removing cutters, or when not
in use. Disconnecting your trimmer will prevent accidental
starting that could cause serious injury.
Do not use cutters that are larger in diameter than the
opening in trimmer base. Use of such cutters will come
in contact with the trimmer base and damage both the
cutter and trimmer base. This situation could also cause
possible loss of control or create other hazardous
conditions that could cause possible serious personal
injury.
WARNING:
Do not use cutters with undersized shanks. Undersized
shanks will not tighten properly and could be thrown from
tool causing injury.
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ADJUSTMENTS
INSTALLING/REMOVING CUTTERS
See Figure 3.
1. UNPLUG YOUR TRIMMER.
WRENCH ON
COLLET NUT
CUTTER
WARNING:
WRENCH ON
SPINDLE FLATS
Failure to unplug your trimmer could result in accidental
starting causing serious injury.
2. Place your trimmer upside down on a workbench in
order to gain easy access to the spindle and collet nut.
3. Place the small end of one of the wrenches provided on
the spindle flats. This will hold the spindle stationary.
4. Place the large end of the other wrench provided onto
the collet nut. Rotate wrench counterclockwise to loosen
collet nut. See Figure 3.
Fig. 3
WARNING:
If you are changing a cutter immediately after use, be
careful not to touch the cutter or collet with your hands or
fingers. They will get burned because of the heat buildup
from cutting. Always use the wrench provided.
5. If installing cutter for the first time, it can be installed
once collet nut is loose. If changing cutters, cutter will
easily slip from collet after loosening collet nut.
INDICATOR
POINT (S)
DEPTH OF
CUT SCALE
6. The collet is machined to precision tolerances to fit
cutters with 1/4 in. (6.4 mm) diameter shanks.
7. With your trimmer still upside down on a workbench,
insert shank of cutter into collet. The shank of your cutter
should be close to but not touching bottom of collet. This
allows for expansion when the cutter gets hot.
8. Tighten the collet nut securely by turning clockwise with
the wrench provided. See Figure 3.
1
WING
BOLT
WARNING:
Avoid open area of trimmer base. Serious personal injury
will result from contact with a rotating cutter.
TO SET DEPTH OF CUT
See Figure 4.
1. UNPLUG YOUR TRIMMER.
WARNING:
0
INDICATOR
POINT (S)
If collet nut is not tightened securely, cutter may come
out during use, causing serious personal injury.
WARNING:
3/4
1/2
1/4
Fig. 4
2. Loosen the wing bolt and move the base until the tip of
cutter touches the work surface. The depth of cut is zero
at this point. See Figure 4.
3. Position your trimmer so that the cutter can extend
below the subbase for desired depth of cut setting.
4. Move the base to obtain the desired depth of cut. The
distance the cutter moves can be read on the depth of
cut scale. Each mark on the scale indicates a 1/16 in.
(1.6 mm) change in depth setting. Indicator points are
located on the base.
5. Securely tighten the wing bolt.
Failure to unplug your trimmer could result in accidental
starting causing serious injury.
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OPERATION
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields when using your trimmer. Failure to do so could
result in dust, shavings, chips, loose particles, or foreign
objects being thrown into your eyes resulting in possible
serious injury. If the operation is dusty, also wear a face
or dust mask.
WARNING:
When turning your trimmer ON, be prepared for start-up
torque. Always have a firm grasp of your trimmer before
starting. Because of the high cutter speed rotation your
trimmer has a tendency to twist, jerk, or grab in your hands
during start-up. If not prepared, this can cause a loss of
control resulting in possible serious injury.
HOW TO OPERATE YOUR TRIMMER
Fig. 5
Before starting your trimmer, unplug it and make sure cutter
is securely tightened in collet and that depth of cut is properly
set. Never start trimmer while cutter is in contact with the
workpiece.
After completing a cut, pull cutter slightly away from cut
surface. Turn trimmer off and wait for rotating cutter to
completely stop before removing base from work surface.
Your trimmer is turned on by means of a slide switch located
on top of the tool. Make a few cuts on a piece of scrap
material to determine the desired depth or shape of cut.
When cutting, fit the base of your trimmer over the work
surface and firmly hold the body of your trimmer with your
hand. Make sure the trimmer is running at full speed. For best
results, move your trimmer from left to right, against the
turning direction of the cutter. See Figure 5. Be sure not to
move trimmer too rapidly.
Remain alert and watch what you are doing. DO NOT
operate trimmer when fatigued or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol, or any medication.
FEED DIRECTION
When trimming, the cutter rotates clockwise. Therefore, you
should feed the trimmer into the workpiece from left to right.
When fed from left to right, the rotation of the cutter pulls the
trimmer against the workpiece. If fed in the opposite direction, the rotation forces of the spinning cutter will tend to
throw the trimmer away from the workpiece. This could
cause loss of control of your trimmer.
RATE OF FEED
IMPORTANT: The whole “secret” of professional laminate
trimming lies in making a careful setup for the cut to be made
and in selecting the proper rate of feed.
The proper rate of feed depends on several factors: the hardness and moisture content of the workpiece, the depth of
cut, and the cutting diameter of the cutter. When cutting shallow grooves in soft woods such as pine, a faster rate of feed
can be used. When making cuts in hardwoods such as oak,
a slower rate of feed will be required.
The best rate of feed is one that does not slow down the
trimmer motor more than one-third of its no-load speed. If
the trimmer is fed too fast, it will take large chips out of the
wood and leave gouge marks. If the trimmer is fed too slow,
it will scorch or burn the wood.
PROPER FEEDING
The right feed is neither too fast nor too slow. It is the rate at
which the cutter is being advanced firmly and surely to produce a continuous spiral of uniform chips or a smooth trim
edge on laminate. If you are making a small diameter, shallow groove in soft, dry wood, the proper feed may be about
as fast as you can travel your trimmer along your guide line.
On the other hand, if the cutter is a large one, the cut is
deep or the workpiece is hard to cut, the proper feed may
be a very slow one. A cross-grain cut may require a slower
pace than an identical with-grain cut in the same workpiece.
There is no fixed rule. You will learn by experience from
practice and use. The best rate of feed is determined by
listening to the sound of the trimmer motor and by feeling
the progress of each cut. Always test a cut on a scrap piece
of the workpiece wood or laminate beforehand.
FORCE FEEDING
Clean, smooth laminate trimming and edge shaping can be
done only when the cutter is revolving at a relatively high
speed and is taking very small bites to produce tiny, cleanly
severed chips. If your trimmer is forced to move forward too
fast, the speed of the cutter becomes slower than normal in
relation to its forward movement. As a result, the cutter must
take bigger bites as it revolves. “Bigger bites” mean bigger
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OPERATION
chips, and a rougher finish. Bigger chips also require more
power, which could result in the trimmer motor becoming
overloaded.
Under extreme force-feeding conditions the relative speed
of the cutter can become so slow — and the bites it has to
take so large — that chips will be partially knocked off (rather
than fully cut off), with resulting splintering and gouging of
the workpiece. See Figure 6.
Your trimmer is an extremely high-speed tool (23,000 RPM
no-load speed), and will make clean, smooth cuts if allowed
to run freely without the overload of a forced (too fast) feed.
Three things that cause “force feeding” are cutter size,
depth-of-cut, and workpiece characteristics. The larger the
cutter or the deeper the cut, the more slowly the trimmer
should be moved forward. If the wood is very hard, knotty,
gummy or damp, the operation must be slowed still more.
You can always detect “force feeding” by the sound of the
motor. Its high-pitched whine will sound lower and stronger
as it loses speed. Also, the strain of holding the tool will be
noticeably increased.
TO SLOW
DEPTH
OF CUT
TOO SLOW FEEDING
It is also possible to spoil a cut by moving the trimmer forward too slowly. When it is advanced into the work too slowly,
a revolving cutter does not dig into new wood fast enough
to take a bite; instead, it simply scrapes away sawdust-like
particles. Scraping produces heat, which can glaze, burn,
or mar the cut — in extreme cases, it can even overheat the
cutter so as to destroy its hardness. Dull cutters can also
contribute to scraping and burning.
In addition, it is more difficult to control a trimmer when the
cutter is scraping instead of cutting. With practically no load
on the motor the cutter will be revolving at close to top RPM,
and will have a much greater than normal tendency to
bounce off the sides of the cut (especially, if the wood has a
pronounced grain with hard and soft areas). As a result, the
cut produced may have sides that are rippled instead of
straight.
“Too-slow feeding” can also cause your trimmer to take off
in a wrong direction from the intended line of cut. You can
detect “too-slow feeding” by the high-pitched sound of the
motor. Always grasp and hold your trimmer firmly when
trimming.
DEPTH OF CUT
See Figure 7.
As previously mentioned, the depth of cut is important
because it affects the rate of feed which, in turn, affects the
quality of a cut (and, also, the possibility of damage to your
trimmer motor and cutter). A deep cut requires a slower feed
than a shallow one, and a too deep cut will cause you to slow
the feed so much that the cutter is no longer cutting, it is
scraping, instead.
Making a deep cut is never advisable. The smaller cutters—
especially those only 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) in diameter — are
easily broken off when subjected to too much side thrust. A
Fig. 6
TO FAST
2ND.
PASS
1ST.
PASS
WIDTH
OF CUT
1ST. PASS
2ND. PASS
Fig. 7
large enough cutter may not be broken off, but if the cut is too
deep a rough cut will result — and it may be very difficult to
guide and control the cutter as desired. For these reasons,
we recommend that you do not exceed 1/8 in. (3.2 mm) depth
of cut in a single pass, regardless of the cutter size or the
softness or condition of the workpiece. This will result in a
higher quality cut.
To make deeper cuts it is therefore necessary to make as
many successive passes as required, lowering the cutter
1/8 in. (3.2 mm) for each new pass. In order to save time,
do all the cutting necessary at one depth setting, before
lowering the cutter for the next pass. This will also assure
a uniform depth when the final pass is completed.
WARNING:
If desired depth of cut is greater than can be safely cut in
one pass, make cuts in two or more passes.
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OPERATION
DIRECTION OF FEED AND THRUST
TRIMMER FEED
DIRECTION
TRIMMER FEED
DIRECTION
TRIM END
GRAINS FIRST
See Figures 8 and 9.
The trimmer motor and cutter revolve in a clockwise direction. This gives the tool a slight tendency to twist (in your
hands) in a counterclockwise direction, especially when the
motor starts.
Because of the extremely high speed of cutter rotation during
a “proper feeding” operation, there is very little kickback to
contend with under normal conditions. However, should the
cutter strike a knot, hard grain, foreign object, etc. that would
affect the normal progress of the cutting action, there will be
a slight kickback — sufficient to spoil the trueness of your cut
if you are not prepared. Such a kickback is always in the
direction opposite to the direction of cutter rotation.
To guard against such a kickback, plan your setup and
direction of feed so that you will always be thrusting the tool
— to hold it against whatever you are using to guide the cut
— in the same direction that the leading edge of the cutter is
moving. In short, the thrust should be in a direction that keeps
the sharp edges of the cutter continuously biting straight into
new (uncut) wood.
BIT
ROTATION
BIT
ROTATION
TRIMMER FEED
DIRECTION
Fig. 8
GUIDE OUTSIDE
ROTATION
THRUST
EXTENSION CORDS
The use of any extension cord will cause some loss of power.
To keep the loss to a minimum and to prevent tool
overheating, use an extension cord that is heavy enough to
carry the current the tool will draw.
A wire gage size (A.W.G.) of at least 16 is recommended for
an extension cord 100 feet or less in length. When working
outdoors, use an extension cord that is suitable for outdoor
use. The cord's jacket will be marked WA.
CAUTION:
FEED
GUIDE
GUIDE INSIDE
GUIDE
ROTATION
Keep extension cords away from any trimming area and
position the cord so that it will not get caught on lumber,
tools, etc., during trimming operation.
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.
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FEED
THRUST
Fig. 9
ACCESSORIES
Standard accessories included with your laminate trimmer
are two wrenches and a 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter flush trim
bit.
The following is a list of optional accessories available for
your TR30 Laminate Trimmer:
Part No.
Description
6072373
4675208
6072063
Trimmer Guide
Straight Trim Bit
Straight Guide
EDGE SHAPING WITH OPTIONAL TRIMMER GUIDE
HELPFUL HINTS
✓
✓
✓
✓
Always clamp workpiece securely before trimming.
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Keep cutters clean and properly sharpened.
A safe operator is one who thinks ahead.
Always wear eye protection when trimming.
Make setup adjustments carefully. Then double check.
Measure twice and cut once.
Fig. 10
Don’t let familiarity make you careless.
Study all safety rules and do the job safely.
NEVER place your hands in jeopardy.
Make certain clamps can’t loosen while in use.
Test difficult setups on scrap — Don’t waste lumber.
Plan each operation before you begin.
Provide for smoother operation by cleaning your
trimmer frequently. Shake trimmer or blow with an air
jet to remove sawdust buildup.
✓ THINK SAFETY BY THINKING AHEAD.
Fig. 11
WARNING:
Avoid hand positions that may expose fingers to cutter
through open areas of trimmer base. See Figure 11.
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MAINTENANCE
BRUSH CAP
WARNING:
When servicing use only identical Ryobi replacement
parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or
cause product damage.
BRUSH CAP
BRUSH
ASSEMBLY
BRUSH REPLACEMENT
See Figure 12.
Your trimmer has externally accessible brush assemblies
that should periodically be checked for wear. Proceed as
follows when replacement is required:
BRUSH
ASSEMBLY
1. UNPLUG YOUR TRIMMER.
WARNING:
Fig. 12
Failure to unplug your trimmer could result in accidental
starting causing serious injury.
2. Remove brush cap with a flat blade screwdriver. Brush
assembly is spring loaded and will pop out when you
remove brush cap.
3. Remove brush assembly (brush and spring).
4. Check for wear. If worn, always replace in pairs. DO
NOT replace one side without replacing the other.
5. Reassemble using new brush assemblies. Make sure
curvature of brush matches curvature of motor and that
brush moves freely in brush tube.
6. Make sure brush cap is oriented correctly (straight) and
replace.
7. Tighten brush cap securely. DO NOT over torque.
PROPER CARE OF CUTTERS
Get faster more accurate cutting results by keeping cutters
clean and sharp. Remove all accumulated pitch and gum
from cutters after each use.
When sharpening cutters, sharpen only the inside of the
cutting edge. Never grind the outside diameter. Be sure
when sharpening the end of a cutter to grind the clearance
angle the same as originally ground.
PROPER CARE OF COLLET
From time to time, it also becomes necessary to clean your
collet and collet nut. To do so, simply remove collet nut from
collet and clean the dust and chips that have collected. Then
return collet nut to its original position.
GENERAL
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleumbased products, penetrating oils, etc. come in contact
with plastic parts. They contain chemicals that can
damage, weaken, or destroy plastic.
When electric tools are used on fiberglass boats, sports cars,
wallboard, spackling compounds, or plaster, it has been
found that they are subject to accelerated wear and possible
premature failure, as the fiberglass chips and grindings are
highly abrasive to bearings, brushes, commutators, etc.
Consequently it is not recommended that this tool be used
for extended work on any fiberglass material, wallboard,
spackling compounds, or plaster. During any use on these
materials, it is extremely important that the tool is cleaned
frequently by blowing with an air jet.
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.
LUBRICATION
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.
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.
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OWNER'S OPERATING MANUAL
LAMINATE TRIMMER - TR30
DOUBLE INSULATED
• 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 refer to the Service Center insert
or call 1-800-525-2579 in the United States or 1-800-265-6778 in Canada for your
nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center.
• 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
TR30
RYOBI AMERICA CORP.
1424 Pearman Dairy Road
Anderson, SC 29625
Post Office Box 1207
Anderson, SC 29622-1207
Phone 1-800-525-2579
972000-342
7-00
RYOBI CANADA INC.
Post Office Box 910
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6K2
Phone 1-800-265-6778
Printed in U.S.A.