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Ryobi P400 Operator`s manual
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
18 VOLT CORNER CAT™
FINISH SANDER
P400
BATTERIES AND CHARGERS
SOLD SEPARATELY
Your Corner Cat™ Finish Sander has been engineered and manufactured to our high standard for dependability, ease of
operation, and operator safety. When 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 before using
this product.
Thank you for your purchase.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................... 2
 Warranty .......................................................................................................................................................................... 2
� General Safety Rules .................................................................................................................................................... 3-4
� Specific Safety Rules....................................................................................................................................................... 4
 Safety Rules for Charger ................................................................................................................................................. 5
� Symbols ........................................................................................................................................................................ 6-7
� Features ........................................................................................................................................................................ 8-9
� Assembly ......................................................................................................................................................................... 9
� Operation .................................................................................................................................................................. 10-14
� Maintenance .................................................................................................................................................................. 15
� Parts Ordering / Service ................................................................................................................................................ 20
INTRODUCTION
This tool has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability have
been given top priority in the design of this product making it easy to maintain and operate.
WARRANTY
RYOBI® POWER TOOL - LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY AND 30 DAY EXCHANGE POLICY
One World Technologies, Inc., warrants its RYOBI® power tools with the following conditions:
30-DAY EXCHANGE POLICY: During the first 30 days after date of purchase, you may either request service under this
warranty or you may exchange any RYOBI® power tool which does not work properly due to defective workmanship or
materials by returning the power tool to the dealer from which it was purchased. To receive a replacement power tool
or requested warranty service, you must present proof of purchase and return all original equipment packaged with the
original product. The replacement power tool will be covered by the limited warranty for the balance of the two year period
from the date of the original purchase.
WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS: This warranty covers all defects in workmanship or materials in your RYOBI® power
tool for a period of two years from the date of purchase. With the exception of batteries, power tool accessories are
warranted for ninety (90) days. Batteries are warranted for two years.
HOW TO GET SERVICE: Just return the power tool, properly packaged and postage prepaid, to an Authorized Service
Center. You can obtain the location of the Service Center nearest you by contacting a service representative at One
World Technologies, Inc., P.O. Box 1207, Anderson, SC 29622-1207, by calling 1-800-525-2579 or by logging on to
www.ryobitools.com. When you request warranty service, you must also present proof of purchase documentation, which
includes the date of purchase (for example, a bill of sale). We will repair any faulty workmanship, and either repair or replace
any defective part, at our option. We will do so without any charge to you. We will complete the work in a reasonable time,
but, in any case, within ninety (90) days or less.
WHAT’S NOT COVERED: This warranty applies only to the original purchaser at retail and may not be transferred. This
warranty only covers defects arising under normal usage and does not cover any malfunction, failure or defects resulting
from misuse, abuse, neglect, alteration, modification or repairs by other than Authorized Service Centers. One World
Technologies, Inc. makes no warranties, representations or promises as to the quality or performance of its power tools
other than those specifically stated in this warranty.
ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS: Any implied warranties granted under state law, including warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to two years from the date of purchase. One World Technologies, Inc. is not
responsible for direct, indirect, or incidental damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
 Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing
protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
 Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long
hair. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be drawn
into air vents.
 Do not use on a ladder or unstable support. Stable
footing on a solid surface enables better control of the
tool in unexpected situations.
WARNING!
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in
electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WORK AREA
TOOL USE AND CARE
 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 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.
 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.
A tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
 Disconnect battery pack from tool or place the switch
in the locked or off position 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 reach of children and other
untrained persons. Tools are dangerous in the hands
of untrained users.
 When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from
other metal objects like: paper clips, coins, keys, nails,
screws, or other small metal objects that can make
a connection from one terminal to another. Shorting
the battery terminals together may cause sparks, burns,
or a fire.
 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 create a risk of injury when used
on another tool.
 Keep the tool and its handle 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. Following this rule will reduce the risk of loss of control and
deterioration of the enclosure plastic.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
 A battery operated tool with integral batteries or a
separate battery pack must be recharged only with
the specified charger for the battery. A charger that
may be suitable for one type of battery may create a risk
of fire when used with another battery.
 Use battery operated tool only with specifically
designated battery pack. Use of any other batteries may
create a risk of fire.
 Use battery only with charger listed.
MODEL BATTERY PACK (P100) CHARGER (P110)
P400
130255004
1423701, 140237023
or 130224028
or 140237021
PERSONAL SAFETY
 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.
 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.
 Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is in the
locked or off position before inserting battery pack.
Carrying tools with your finger on the switch or inserting
the battery pack into a tool with the switch on invites accidents.
 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.
 Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. Proper footing and balance enable better
control of the tool in unexpected situations.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
SERVICE
 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 shock
or injury.
 Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed by
unqualified personnel may result in a risk of injury.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
 Do not place battery tools or their batteries near fire
or heat. This will reduce the risk of explosion and possibly injury.
 Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring. Contact with a “live” wire will also
make exposed metal parts of the tool “live” and shock
the operator.
 Never use a battery that has been dropped or
received a sharp blow. A damaged battery is subject
to explosion. Properly dispose of a dropped or damaged
battery immediately.
 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.
 Batteries vent hydrogen gas and can explode in the
presence of a source of ignition, such as a pilot light.
To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, never use
any cordless product in the presence of open flame. An
exploded battery can propel debris and chemicals. If
exposed, flush with water immediately.
 Always wear safety glasses with side shields.
Everyday glasses have only impact resistant lenses. They
are NOT safety glasses. Following this rule will reduce
the risk of eye injury.
 Do not charge battery tool in a damp or wet
location. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric
shock.
 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.
 For best results, your battery tool should be charged
in a location where the temperature is more than
50°F but less than 100°F. Do not store outside or in
vehicles.
 Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection during
extended periods of operation. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
 Under extreme usage or temperature conditions, battery leakage may occur. If liquid comes in contact with
your skin, wash immediately with soap and water, then
neutralize with lemon juice or vinegar. If liquid gets
into your eyes, flush them with clean water for at least
10 minutes, then seek immediate medical attention.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal
injury.
 Battery tools do not have to be plugged into an electrical outlet; therefore, they are always in operating
condition. Be aware of possible hazards when not
using your battery tool or when changing accessories.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock,
fire, or serious personal injury.
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SAFETY RULES FOR CHARGER
WARNING!
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in
electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
 Before using battery charger, read all instructions and
cautionary markings in this manual, on battery charger,
battery, and product using battery to prevent misuse of
the products and possible injury or damage.
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the
charger and battery, charge only nickel-cadmium
rechargeable batteries as specifically designated on your
charger. Other types of batteries may burst, causing
personal injury or damage.
 Do not use charger outdoors or expose to wet or damp
conditions. Water entering charger will increase the risk
of electric shock.
 Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by the
battery charger manufacturer may result in a risk of
fire, electric shock, or injury to persons. Following this
rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious
personal injury.
 Do not abuse cord or charger. Never use the cord to
carry the charger. Do not pull the charger cord rather than
the plug when disconnecting from receptacle. Damage
to the cord or charger could occur and create an electric
shock hazard. Replace damaged cords immediately.
 Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped
on, tripped over, come in contact with sharp edges
or moving parts or otherwise subjected to damage or
stress. This will reduce the risk of accidental falls, which
could cause injury, and damage to the cord, which could
result in electric shock.
 Keep cord and charger from heat to prevent damage
to housing or internal parts.
 Do not let gasoline, oils, petroleum-based products,
etc. come in contact with plastic parts. They contain
chemicals that can damage, weaken, or destroy plastic.
 An extension cord should not be used unless
absolutely necessary. Use of improper extension cord
could result in a risk of fire and electric shock. If extension
cord must be used, make sure:
a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the same
number, size and shape as those of plug on charger.
b. That extension cord is properly wired and in good
electrical condition; and
c. That wire size is large enough for AC ampere rating of
charger as specified below:
Cord Length (Feet)
25'
50'
100'
Cord Size (AWG)
16
16
16
NOTE: AWG = American Wire Gauge
 Do not operate charger with a damaged cord or
plug, which could cause shorting and electric shock. If
damaged, have the charger replaced by an authorized
serviceman.
 Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow,
been dropped, or otherwise damaged in any way.
Take it to an authorized serviceman for electrical check
to determine if the charger is in good working order.
 Do not disassemble charger. Take it to an authorized
serviceman when service or repair is required. Incorrect
reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock or fire.
 Unplug charger from outlet before attempting any
maintenance or cleaning to reduce the risk of electric
shock.
 Disconnect charger from the power supply when
not in use. This will reduce the risk of electric shock or
damage to the charger if metal items should fall into the
opening. It also will help prevent damage to the charger
during a power surge.
 Risk of electric shock. Do not touch uninsulated portion
of output connector or uninsulated battery terminal.
 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
to prevent misuse of the product and possible injury.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.
2.
3.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This manual contains important safety and operating instructions for battery charger 1423701, 140237021 or
140237023.
Before using battery charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on battery charger, battery, and product
using battery.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of injury, charge only nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries. Other types of batteries
may burst, causing personal injury or damage.
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SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this 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 of current
Direct Current
Type or a characteristic of current
No Load Speed
Rotational speed, at no load
Class II Tool
Double-insulated construction
Per Minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per minute
Wet Conditions Alert
Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.
Read The Operator’s Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand
operator’s manual before using this product.
Eye Protection
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and,
as necessary, a full face shield when operating this product.
Safety Alert
Precautions that involve your safety.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
Hot Surface
To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with any hot
surface.
min
no
.../min
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SYMBOLS
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may
result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in
property damage.
SERVICE
WARNING:
Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should
be performed only by a qualified service technician. For
service we suggest you return the product to your nearest
AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to use
this product until you read thoroughly and understand
completely the operator’s manual. Save this operator’s
manual and review frequently for continuing safe operation and instructing others who may use this product.
WARNING:
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 power tool operation, always wear safety goggles or
safety glasses with side shields, or a full face shield when needed. We recommend Wide Vision Safety
Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always use eye protection
which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Motor ......................................................................................................................................................................18 Volt DC
Orbits Per Minute ................................................................................................................................................11,000 OPM
Charger Input ....................................................................................................................................... 120 V, 60 Hz, AC only
Charge Rate ..................................................................................................................................................................1 hour
HEAVY-DUTY SCRUBBING PAD (RED)
LIGHT SCRUBBING PAD (WHITE)
POLISHING PAD (GRAY)
ON/OFF SWITCH
HOOK-AND-LOOP
PAD
SANDING SHEET
Fig. 1
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FEATURES
KNOW YOUR CORNER CAT™ FINISH
SANDER
ORBITAL SANDING ACTION
The oscillating action of your sander produces a very quick,
small circular motion of the sanding pad. The motion is ideal
for producing a fine finished grain or, when using the scrubbing pad, removing light rust, paint and other build up from
the work surface.
See Figure 1.
The safe use of this product requires an understanding of
the information on the tool and in this operator’s manual as
well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting. Before
use of this product, familiarize yourself with all operating
features and safety rules.
QUICK CHANGE HOOK-AND-LOOP PAD
The hook-and-loop design allows for quick change of sanding sheets and scrubbing pads. It also enables you to easily
clean and reuse them.
ON / OFF SWITCH
The ON (I) / OFF (O) slide switch is located on the front of
the tool.
TRI-FLEX PAD DESIGN
The top two-thirds of each sanding pad is a detachable
triangle that can be rotated to extend pad life and promote
even wear.
ASSEMBLY
UNPACKING
WARNING:
This product has been shipped completely assembled.
If any parts are missing do not operate this tool until the
missing parts are replaced. Failure to do so could result
in possible serious personal injury.
 Carefully remove the tool and any 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.
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.
PACKING LIST
Corner Cat™ Finish Sander
60-grit Sanding Sheet (1)
120-grit Sanding Sheet (1)
240-grit Sanding Sheet (1)
Heavy-duty Scrubbing Pad (Red) (1)
Light Scrubbing Pad (White) (1)
Polishing Pad (Gray) (1)
Lanyard (not included in combo)
Operator’s Manual
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OPERATION
NOTE: Batteries will not reach full charge the first time they
are charged. Allow several cycles (operation followed by
recharging) for them to become fully charged.
WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is
sufficient to inflict serious injury.
CHARGING A COOL BATTERY PACK
If battery pack is within normal temperature range, the red
LED on charger will come on.
NOTE: If the charger does not charge the battery pack
under normal circumstances, return both the battery pack and
charger to your nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center for
electrical check.
 Charge the battery pack only with the charger provided.
 Make sure the power supply is normal household
voltage, 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only.
 Connect the charger to the power supply.
 Place the battery pack in the charger aligning raised rib
on the battery pack with the groove in the charger. See
Figure 2.
 Press down on the battery pack to be sure contacts on
the battery pack engage properly with contacts in the
charger.
 Normally the red LED on charger will come on. This
indicates the charger is in fast charging mode.
 Red LED should remain on for approximately 1 hour
then the green LED will come on. Green LED on
indicates battery pack is fully charged and charger is
in maintenance charge mode.
NOTE: The green LED will remain on until the
battery pack is removed from the charger or charger is
disconnected from the power supply.
 If both yellow and green LEDs come on, this indicates a deeply discharged or defective battery pack.
Allow the battery pack to remain in the charger for 15
to 30 minutes. When the battery pack reaches normal
voltage range, the red LED should come on. If the
red LED does not come on after 30 minutes, this may
indicate a defective battery pack and should be
replaced.
 After normal usage, a minimum of 1 hour of charging time
is required to fully recharge battery pack.
 The battery pack will become slightly warm to the
touch while charging. This is normal and does not
indicate a problem.
 Do not place the charger and battery pack in an area of
extreme heat or cold. They will work best at normal room
temperature.
NOTE: The charger and battery pack should be placed
in a location where the temperature is more than 50°F
but less than 100°F.
 When batteries become fully charged, unplug the
charger from power supply and remove the battery
pack.
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields when operating tools. Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes, resulting in
possible serious injury.
WARNING:
Do not use any attachments or accessories not recommended by the manufacturer of this tool. The use of attachments or accessories not recommended can result
in serious personal injury.
APPLICATIONS
You may use this tool for the following purposes:
 Sanding on wood surfaces
 Removing rust from and sanding steel surfaces
 Polishing and scrubbing porcelain and metal
CAUTION:
If at any point during the charging process none of the
LEDs are lit, remove the battery pack from the charger
to avoid damaging the product. DO NOT insert another
battery. Return the charger and battery to your nearest
service center for service or replacement.
LED FUNCTIONS OF CHARGER
LED WILL BE ON TO INDICATE STATUS OF
CHARGER AND BATTERY PACK:
 Red LED on = Fast charging mode.
 Green LED on = Fully charged and in maintenance charge
mode.
 Green LED on = When battery pack is inserted into
charger, indicates hot battery pack or that battery pack
is out of normal temperature range.
 Yellow and Green LEDs on = Deeply discharged or
defective battery pack.
 No LED on = Defective charger or battery pack.
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
Battery packs for this tool are shipped in a low charge condition to prevent possible problems. Therefore, you should
charge it until the green LED on the front of the charger
comes on.
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OPERATION
CHARGING A HOT BATTERY PACK
When using the tool continuously, the batteries in the battery
pack will become hot. You should let a hot battery pack cool
down for approximately 30 minutes before attempting to
recharge. When the battery pack becomes discharged and
is hot, this will cause the green LED to come on instead of
the red LED. After 30 minutes, reinsert the battery pack in
the charger. If the green LED continues to remain on, return
battery pack to your nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center
for checking or replacing.
NOTE: This situation only occurs when continuous use of
the tool causes the batteries to become hot. It does not
occur under normal circumstances. Refer to “CHARGING
A COOL BATTERY PACK” for normal recharging of batteries. If the charger does not charge your battery pack under
normal circumstances, return both the battery pack and
charger to your nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center
for electrical check.
YELLOW LED
GREEN LED
RED LED
P110
CHARGER
INSTALLING THE BATTERY PACK
See Figure 2.
WARNING:
Always be sure the switch is in the OFF (O) position before
installing the battery pack. Failure to do so could cause
accidental starting, leading to serious personal injury.
NOTE: The battery pack is shipped in a low charge condition. Therefore, it must be charged prior to use. Refer to
page 10, “CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK” for charging
instructions.
 Place the battery pack in the sander. Align the raised rib
on the battery pack with the groove inside the sander,
then slide the battery pack into the sander.
BATTERY PACK SHOWN IN CHARGER
Fig. 2
 Make sure the latches on each side of your battery pack
snap into place and the battery pack is secured in the
sander before beginning operation.
CAUTION:
BATTERY
PACK
When placing battery pack in the tool, be sure raised
rib on battery pack aligns with the bottom of the sander
and latches into place properly. Improper installation of the battery pack can cause damage to internal
components.
LATCH
REMOVING THE BATTERY PACK
See Figure 3.
 Locate the latches on the side of the battery pack and
depress them to release the battery pack from the
sander.
 Remove battery pack from the sander.
DEPRESS LATCHES TO
REMOVE BATTERY PACK
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Fig. 3
OPERATION
WARNING:
Battery tools are always in operating condition. Therefore, switch should always be locked when not in use or
carrying at your side.
SANDING SHEET AND PAD SELECTION
Selecting the correct size grit and type sandpaper is an
extremely important step in achieving a high quality sanded
finish. Aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, and other synthetic
abrasives are best for power sanding. Natural abrasives,
such as flint and garnet, are too soft for economical use in
power sanding.
In general, coarse grit will remove the most material and finer
grit will produce the best finish in all sanding operations. The
condition of the surface to be sanded will determine which
grit will do the job. If the surface is rough, start with a coarse
grit and sand until the surface is uniform. Medium grit may
then be used to remove scratches left by the coarser grit and
finer grit used for finishing of the surface. Always continue
sanding with each grit until surface is uniform.
Sheet/Pad
Recommended Use
Heavy scrubbing pad
Paint and rust removal
(Part no. 019001001026)
Light scrubbing pad
Light scrubbing and cleaning
(Part no. 019001001027)
Polishing pad
Polishing
(Part no. 019001001028)
60-grit sanding sheet
Coarse sanding
(Part no. 019001001023)
120-grit sanding sheet
Light sanding
(Part no. 019001001024)
240-grit sanding sheet
Finish sanding
(Part no. 019001001025)
HOOK-AND-LOOP
PAD
SANDING SHEET
FUZZY SIDE
Fig. 4
ON (I)
OFF (O)
WARNING:
Always remove the battery pack when attaching, changing, or rotating sanding sheets. Failure to do so could
cause accidental starting, leading to serious personal
injury.
ATTACHING SANDING SHEETS, SCRUBBING
PADS AND POLISHING PADS
ON (I) / OFF (O) SWITCH
See Figure 4.
 Align the pointed tip and rounded edges of the sanding
sheet or pad with the pointed tip and rounded edges of
the hook-and-loop pad. Carefully press the fuzzy side
of the sanding sheet against the pad as tightly as possible.
Fig. 5
TURNING THE SANDER ON (I) / OFF (O)
See Figure 5.
 Install the battery pack.
 To turn ON the sander: push the ON (I) / OFF (O) switch
to the left.
NOTE: Sanding sheets can be reused for the life of the sanding abrasive. It is recommended that you keep the sanding
sheet backing pad clean to provide for best adhesion. Clean
occasionally by brushing lightly with a small brush.
 To turn OFF the sander: push the ON (I) / OFF (O) switch
to the right.
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OPERATION
OPERATING THE SANDER
See Figure 6 - 7.
 Secure the workpiece to prevent it from moving under
the sander.
WARNING:
Unsecured workpieces could be thrown towards the
operator, causing injury.
WARNING:
Keep your head away from the sander and the sanding
area. Your hair could be drawn into the sander causing
serious injury.
 Place the sander on the workpiece so that all of the sanding sheet surface is in contact with the workpiece.
CAUTION:
WORKPIECE
To avoid damaging the motor from overheating, be careful
not to let your hand cover the air vents.
SANDING IN CIRCULAR MOTIONS
Fig. 6
SANDING IN CORNERS
Fig. 7
 Turn on the sander and move it slowly over the
workpiece.
Hold the sander in front and away from you, keeping it clear
of the workpiece. Start sander and let the motor build to its
maximum speed, then gradually lower the sander onto the
workpiece. Move the sander slowly across the workpiece
using small circular motions.
Do not force. The weight of the unit supplies adequate
pressure, so let the sanding sheet and sander do the work.
Applying additional pressure only slows the motor, rapidly
wears sanding sheet and greatly reduces sander speed.
Excessive pressure will overload the motor causing possible
damage from motor overheating and can result in inferior
work. Any finish or resin on wood may soften from the frictional heat. Do not allow sanding on one spot too long, as
the sander’s rapid action may remove too much material,
making the surface uneven.
Extended periods of sanding may tend to overheat the motor.
If this occurs, turn sander off and wait until sanding sheet
comes to a complete stop, then remove it from workpiece.
Remove your hand from vent area, remove sanding sheet,
then with your hand removed from vent area, turn sander
on and run it free without a load to cool motor.
For detail sanding such as corners and crevices, use the tip
of the sanding pad with small back and forth motions.
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OPERATION
CHANGING SANDING SHEETS AND PADS
HOOK-AND-LOOP
PAD
See Figure 8.
The sander is packed with sanding sheets and scrubbing
pads designed for a variety of uses. To change sheets and
pads, simply pull the used sheet off the base and attach the
desired sheet by pressing the sheet or pad onto the base
of the sander.
SANDING
SHEET
ROTATING THE SANDING SHEETS
See Figure 9.
The majority of wear in a precision sanding application occurs
at the tip of the sanding sheet. The unique Tri-Flex design of
the sanding sheets allows you to detach and rotate the top
two thirds of each and extend the life of the sheet.
To rotate the top of the sheet, simply remove the top two
thirds along the perforation. Rotate the sheet so that a clean
corner is located at the tip of the base. Press the sheet firmly
onto the pad.
NOTE: Scrubbing and polishing pads are not perforated
and cannot be rotated.
Fig. 8
ROTATING SANDING SHEET
Fig. 9
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MAINTENANCE
Only the parts listed in this manual are intended to be repaired or replaced by the customer. All other parts should
be replaced at a Ryobi Authorized Service Center.
WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical Ryobi replacement
parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or
cause product damage.
CLEANING THE SCRUBBING PADS
To ensure longer life and optimum performance, periodically clean all sanding residue and foreign materials from the
scrubbing and polishing pads. This can be done simply by
rinsing the pad with warm water until all foreign material has
been washed away. After cleaning, gently squeeze the pad
to remove excess water and allow pad to dry. Always store
pads and sanding sheets flat in a cool dry location.
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.
CLEANING THE SANDING SHEETS
WARNING:
The sanding sheets that came with the sander are made to
be re-used. Therefore, it is important that they be cleaned
periodically to remove sanding residue and foreign material
that can accumulate over time.
To clean sanding sheets, rub the sheets with a hard rubber
block. You can also use the clean rubber sole of a shoe.
To avoid serious personal injury, always remove the
battery pack from the tool when cleaning or performing
any maintenance.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
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, dust, oil, grease, etc.
WARNING:
Always remove the scrubbing pad or sanding sheet from
the sander before cleaning. Failure to do so could cause
serious personal injury.
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleumbased products, penetrating oils, etc., come in contact
with plastic parts. Chemicals can damage, weaken or
destroy plastic which may result in serious personal
injury.
BATTERIES
BATTERY PACK REMOVAL AND
PREPARATION FOR RECYCLING
The battery pack for this tool is equipped with nickel-cadmium
rechargeable batteries. Length of service from each charging
will depend on the type of work you are doing.
The batteries in this tool have been designed to provide
maximum trouble-free life. However, like all batteries, they
will eventually wear out. Do not disassemble battery pack
and attempt to replace the batteries. Handling of these
batteries, especially when wearing rings and jewelry, could
result in a serious burn.
To obtain the longest possible battery life, we suggest the
following:
To preserve natural resources, please
recycle or dispose of batteries properly.
This product contains nickel-cadmium
batteries. Local, state or federal laws may
prohibit disposal of nickel-cadmium batteries in ordinary trash.
Consult your local waste authority for information regarding
available recycling and/or disposal options.
WARNING:
 Remove the battery pack from the charger once it is fully
charged and ready for use.
Upon removal, cover the battery pack’s terminals with heavy-duty adhesive tape. Do not attempt to destroy or disassemble battery pack or
remove any of its components. Nickel-cadmium
batteries must be recycled or disposed of properly. Also,
never touch both terminals with metal objects and/or
body parts as short circuit may result. Keep away from
children. Failure to comply with these warnings could
result in fire and/or serious injury.
For battery storage longer than 30 days:
 Store the battery pack where the temperature is below
80°F.
 Store battery packs in a “discharged” condition.
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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
18 VOLT CORNER CAT™
FINISH SANDER
P400
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.
• SERVICE
Now that you have purchased your tool, should a need ever exist for repair parts or service,
simply contact your nearest Authorized Service Center. Be sure to provide all pertinent
facts when you call or visit. Please call 1-800-525-2579 for your nearest 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
P400
Ryobi® is a registered trademark of Ryobi Limited used under license.
ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1428 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson, SC 29625
Phone 1-800-525-2579
www.ryobitools.com
983000-622
10-25-06 (REV:02)
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