Operator Safety Instructions

Operator Safety Instructions
Elite 3 Edger
Operator &
Maintenance
Instructions
Galaxy Floor Sanding Machines
84 Northline Road
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M4B 3E5
(416) 263-5667
1(800) 263-5667
Fax: (416) 285-0506
www.galaxymachines.com
info@galaxymachines.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Operator Safety Instructions … 1 – 2
The Controls
• The On/Off Switch … 3
• The Hi/Low Switch … 3
• The Disc Guard … 4
• The Sandpaper Disc Holder … 4
• The Special Wrench … 4
• The Dust Bag … 5
How to Prepare the Machine for Operation
• How to Install Sandpaper Discs … 5
• Types of Sandpaper Discs … 6
• How to Adjust the Angle of the Sanding Pad to the Floor … 6
How to Operate the Machine
• Operation Procedure … 6 – 7
Maintenance
• The Dust Control System: Removing Dust Pipe Obstructions … 7 - 8
• How to Check and Replace Carbon Brushes … 8
• How to Replace the Compact Florescent Light … 9
• Changing the Drive Belt … 9 – 11
Wiring Diagram … 12
Parts Drawings … 13 - 14
Parts List … 15 – 17
Warranty … 18
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OPERATOR SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
You MUST read and understand all the INSTRUCTIONS, WARNINGS and CAUTIONS in this
manual PRIOR to operating this machine. Failure to do so can result in INJURY and/or DEATH. It
can also lead to damage to the machine and/or to other things.
Warning: This sign means: Injury and/or death could occur if you do not follow these
instructions.
Caution: This sign means: Damage to the machine and/or to things in the environment
could occur if you do not follow these instructions.
Warning: You must READ this manual before using this machine.
Warning: This machine can cause flammable materials and vapors to IGNITE. Do
NOT use this machine near any SOURCE OF IGNITION such as lighters or matches,
flames or pilot lights and burning substances such as cigarettes, etc.
Warning: Do not use this machine near highly FLAMMABLE materials such as
solvents, thinners, gasoline, etc. Always work in a well-ventilated area.
Warning: This machine sands floors and it creates ignitable dust that can lead to FIRE
and EXPLOSIONS. Always avoid sources of ignition such as flames, cigarettes etc.
Work in well-ventilated conditions to control the volume of dust in the air. Always safely
dispose of dust.
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Always remove the contents of the bag when it is 1/3 full. Dispose of it outside in a containable
garbage disposer.
Never leave any dust in the bag after using the machine.
Never put the dust into an open fire.
If the floor-sanding machine’s disc hits metal it can cause a spark and/or damage to the
machine. Always use a hammer and punch to sink all floorboard nails.
Warning: Always turn the power switch “OFF” prior to plugging or unplugging the
machine to/from an electrical power source. Never plug a partially assembled machine
into an electrical power source.
Warning: This machine is manufactured solely for sanding. Never use it for any other
purpose.
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Warning: Always turn the power switch to “OFF” and UNPLUG the machine prior to:
emptying the bag, changing the sandpaper disc, doing any maintenance, or leaving the machine
unattended.
Warning: This machine was solely manufactured for plugging into a grounded threewire electrical power source with a circuit breaker system. Never plug it into any other
type of electrical power source. If the circuit repeatedly trips or breaks while using it have a
licensed electrician check the line.
Warning: This machine’s sanding pad revolves at high speeds. It can damage things
and cause injuries. If the sanding disc connects with any part of the electrical line it can
damage it. Never use this machine with a damaged or defective cord or extension cord.
Warning: Never use the machine with any kind of extension other than that supplied
by the manufacturer. Prior to plugging the machine to the extension cord always turn
the machine’s power switch “OFF”. Prior to plugging the extension line’s plug into an
electrical power source make sure the machine’s plug is properly twisted tight and securely
connected to the extension.
Warning: Never use this machine outside in anything but completely dry conditions.
Never run the supplied extension cord over any moist areas such as outdoor grass
without using a ground fault interrupter (GFI). If the machine gets wet do not connect it to an
electrical power source until it is completely dry.
Warning: This floor-sanding machine can cause dust to be airborne. Always make
certain the machine’s bag is properly connected to the dust pipe. Always wear a
properly sealed and highly rated dust mask, protective goggles, tight fitting clothing and shoes
while operating this machine.
Warning: Do not alter or modify this machine in any way. Making any modifications
will void warranties and liabilities.
Warning: Always make certain the manufacturer’s warning labels are fastened to the
machine. If they wear off or become unreadable contact the manufacturer for replacements.
Caution: Serious damage can be done to a floor if the machine is operated when it is
not set up properly or if it is run and held still in one spot with the sanding disc
spinning. Always sand with a constant motion, use only the machine’s weight as pressure.
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Caution: Do not rest a machine for long periods on its sanding pad. This may cause a flat spot
and reduce the quality of performance. To rest the machine, tip it on its back or side.
THE CONTROLS
The On/Off Switch is on top of the sander. Turning the switch to “ON” starts the machine. Turning it
to “OFF” stops the machine.
The Hi/Low Switch is on
the machine. Turn it to
runs at maximum speed.
machine runs at a lower
the top-left hand side of
“High” and the machine
Turn it to “Low” and the
speed.
The On/Off Switch
The Hi/Low Switch
Use the high-speed setting for faster wood removal. Use the low-speed setting for finish cuts and
custom work.
The Disc Guard is the
the sanding pad. It makes
edges of surfaces and
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lower casing that houses
it possible to sand to the
along baseboards.
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The Disc Guard
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The Sandpaper Disc Holder is on the bottom of the sanding pad. It consists of a center bolt and
beveled washer and connects the sandpaper disc to the sanding pad.
The Sandpaper Disc Holder
The Special Wrench is held in the clamp on the back of the machine. It is used for changing the sandpaper
discs.
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The Special Wrench
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The Dust Bag is a high quality dust collector. It has a special wear-reducing surface on its floor-facing
side. You can attach it to the output end of the dust pipe by using the bag’s attached drawstring. Check
to ensue the bag is securely attached and the drawstring is not loosely hanging. You attach the bag’s
inlet to the dust pipe, draw the string and tie it. You can also attach it with the supplied bag clamp. You
place the bag’s inlet over the dust pipe’s output end and attach the bag clamp.
The Dust Bag
HOW TO PREPARE THE MACHINE FOR OPERATION
Warning: Always make sure the power switch is in the “OFF” position and the machine is unplugged
from the electrical source prior to doing any maintenance.
How To Install Sandpaper Discs
Always use the right sized sandpaper discs. This unit requires 7” diameter paper with a 7/8”center hole. To
replace the sandpaper disc follow these steps:
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Take off the special wrench that is clamped to the back of the machine.
Put the machine upside down.
Use the special wrench and remove the center bolt and beveled washer of the sandpaper holder. (To
loosen turn it counterclockwise). Take off the used sandpaper disc and place a new one on the sanding
pad. Fasten it with the sandpaper holder.
Unscrewing the Center Bolt
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Installing Sandpaper Disc
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Types of Sandpaper Discs
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If you want to remove surface coatings from old floors such as varnish, wax polishes and stain
use 12 Grit. Do not use it on new even floors!
If you want to do a first sanding of a new even floor use 36 Grit. You can use also use it for a
second sanding of old wood floor.
If you want to do a final sanding on a new or old wooden floor use 80 Grit.
If you want a very fine finish on any kind of floor use 120 Grit.
How to Adjust the Angle of the Sanding Pad to the Floor
The goal is to adjust the angle of the Sanding Pad so its front center part slightly touches the floor.
The process is the same on both sides. Follow these steps:
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Make sure you are on a flat surface. Use a ¾” crescent or open-ended wrench to twist off the
cap nuts on top of each caster adjusting shaft. (Turn counterclockwise).
Loosen the locking nuts to provide for adjustment. Fit a flat screwdriver into the screw-slot of
an adjusting shaft. Turn it clockwise to heighten the caster. This puts more pressure towards the
outer edge of the sanding pad. Turn it counterclockwise to lower the caster. This puts more
pressure towards the center of the sanding pad. Adjust both sides until you have the desired
angle.
Tighten the locking nuts. (Turn clockwise).
Replace the cap nuts.
Unscrewing Cap Nut
Angle Adjustment
HOW TO OPERATE THE MACHINE
Operation Procedure
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Move the machine to your area of work. Inspect the area to ensure it is safe to work in. Remove
any obstacles and flammable substances. Use a hammer and punch to sink any floorboard nails.
With the power switch in the “OFF” position connect the machine’s plug to the extension cord
and then to the electrical power source.
Choose either the high or low speed position by flicking the high/low switch.
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Tilt the machine back by holding both handles so the sandpaper disc does not touch the floor.
Put the power switch to the “ON” position.
Keep the machine moving slightly from side to side as you lower the sandpaper disc to the
floor surface. Keep the machine moving as you sand the floor.
Do not press down or apply weight to the machine. Its weight is sufficient for all types of
sanding.
Gradually Lower Sanding Pad to Floor
MAINTENANCE
Warning: Only trained people should do routine maintenance. Repairs should only be done
at authorized service centers.
Warning: Always turn the power switch to the “OFF” position and disconnect the machine’s
electrical plug prior to doing any maintenance.
The Dust Control System
If you do not remove the dust from the dust bag when it is 1/3 full it can decrease the efficiency of the
dust control system. Always remove the dust each time you finish using the machine.
Removing Dust Pipe Obstructions
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Turn the power switch to the “OFF” position and unplug the machine from its electrical power
source.
Remove the dust bag and empty the dust in an outside containable garbage disposer.
Remove the screws that attach the dust pipe to the machine’s casing.
Remove the dust pipe and inspect it for any clogs or obstacles. Clean the dust pipe and its port.
Re-install the dust pipe.
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Dust Pipe
Dust Pipe
How to Check and Replace the Carbon Brushes
The electric motor has two carbon brushes, one behind a front vent plate and the other behind a rear
vent plate. If replacement is required always replace both carbon brushes. Follow these steps:
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Turn the power switch to the “OFF” position and unplug the machine from its electrical power
source.
Remove the screw on one of the vent plates. Slide it out of its grooved channel.
Put your finger on the exposed metal tab. Push and release it to remove the Brush Holder
Spring. Pull on the copper shunt wire and the carbon brush will come out. Inspect it. If it is over
¼” in length and its wear is even it does not need to be replaced. Wipe it with a clean dry cloth
and push it back in. Push the Brush Holder Spring in and release it. It should stay locked in.
If the carbon brush is less than ¼” in length or its wear is uneven it needs to be replaced. Pull
down on the wire as near as you can to the terminal. It will slide out. Reverse the procedure.
Always replace both carbon brushes even if only one requires replacement.
Sliding Up the Vent Plate
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Pushing the Brush Holder Spring
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How to Replace the Compact Florescent Light
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Turn the power switch to the “OFF” position and unplug the machine from its electrical power
source. Unscrew the two screws on the light housing.
Take off the light housing.
Pull the light straight out. It is clipped but with a little effort it comes out.
Replace the light. Push and it will lock back in.
Reattach the light housing.
Light Housing and screws
Replacing Light
Changing the Drive Belt (Follow the Five Sequences of Steps)
These Special Tools Are Required: Contact Your Dealer
Disc Removal Bar & Locking Nut
Remover
1. Remove the Sandpaper Disc.
2. Remove the Sanding Pad.
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Insert a screwdriver down and in-between two vacuum fan blades. This will be used to prevent
spin and create resistance while you unscrew the Sanding Pad with the Disc Removal Bar (Part
# 697). With one hand on the screwdriver and the other on the Disc Removal Bar turn the bar
counterclockwise while letting the screwdriver’s shaft jam tightly on the machine’s housing.
Remove the Sanding Pad.
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Removing the Sanding Pad Using the Disc
Removal Bar & Screw Driver
Unscrewing the large Locking Nut with
Locking Nut Remover & Ratchet
3. Remove the exposed large Locking Nut and the Disc Guard.
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Use a wrench or ratchet on the Locking Nut Remover (Part #698) to unscrew the large Locking
Nut.
Remove the large Locking Nut and the Disc Guard.
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4. Take off the Belt Housing Plate.
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Unscrew the 5/32” Allen screws. Hand-tighten the large Locking Nut back on. You will use it
as a rim to pry up the Belt Housing Plate.
With two large screwdrivers placed at about 180 degrees apart and inserted under the rim of the
Locking Nut gently push down with both hands. This acts as a lever. The Belt Housing Plate
will come up.
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Unscrewing the Allen Screws
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Prying up the Belt Housing Plate
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5. Replace the Drive Belt
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Insert a screwdriver in between two vacuum fan blades. Use a ¼” Allen key to remove the pinion
pulley. Turn counterclockwise. Remove the belt.
• To install the new belt wrap it around the pinion pulley. Make sure the teeth mesh with the
grooves. Slide the pinion back onto the armature shaft while sliding the belt onto the drive pulley.
Make sure the teeth mesh with the grooves. Retighten the pinion pulley.
• To put all the parts back together reverse the procedure.
Removing Pinion Pulley
Vacuum Fan Blades, Drive & Pinion
For parts or further assistance contact the manufacturer:
Galaxy Floor Sanding Machines
84 Northline Road
416) 263-5667
1(800) 263-5667
Fax: (416) 285-0506
www.galaxymachines.com
info@galaxymachines.com
Galaxy Elite 3 Wiring Diagram
Warning: Only people authorized by Galaxy Floor Sanding Machines should do repairs.
Electricity can injure and even kill you!
Galaxy Elite 3 Edger Parts Drawing: Top of Machine
Galaxy Elite 3 Edger Parts Drawing: Bottom of Machine
Galaxy Elite 3 Edger Parts List
Reference #
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Description
Plate – Name
Guard – Switch
Switch – On/Off
Housing – Top
Screw Screw – #10-24 x 1 S.S. Flat
Nut – ¼-20
Washer – Lock
Assembly – Brush Card
Spring – Brush
Brush – Motor
Screw - #8-32 x 1/2
Nut - #6-32 Lock
Screw - #6-32 x 3/8
Assembly – Lead Wire
Rectifier – Half Wave
Washer - #10 Flat
Screw - #10-24 x 3 Soc. Cap
Field Assembly – 115v
Field Assembly – 230v
Cover – Vent
Screw - #6-32 Flat
Ballast – 115v
Ballast – 230v
Ballast – 230v 50hz
Nut – #10-32 Lock
Label – Specifications 115v
Label – Specifications 230v
Screw - #10-24 x 3/8
Screw – ¼-20 x 1 ½ S.S.
Washer – Lock S.S.
Housing – Field Assembly
Rivet – 5/32 x 5/8
Bulb – Compact Fluorescent 9W
Socket – Bulb
Screw - #10-24 x ½ Soc. Cap
Guard – Light
Lens – Light
Rivet – 1/8 x ¾
Screw - #10-24 x ½ Soc. Cap
Bracket – Light Support
Insulator – Rubber
Label – Warning
Switch – High/Low
Part #
612
613
614
601
615
616
617
618
619
620
622
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127
258
623
624
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626
726
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629
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730
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630
731
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602
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644
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Plate – Hi/Lo
Nut – Retaining
Cord – Pigtail Assembly 115v
Cord – Pigtail Assembly 230v
Plug – 115v Male Twist Lock
Plug – 230v Male Twist Lock
Plug – 115v Straight Blade
Plug – 230v Straight Blade
Cord Assembly – 115v 50ft
Cord Assembly – 230v 50ft
Plug – 115v Female Twist Lock
Plug – 230v Female Twist Lock
Strain Relief - 115v
Strain Relief – 230v
Washer – Spring
Bearing – 6202 2RS C3
Armature Assembly - 115v
Armature Assembly – 230v
Key – 1/8 x 5/8 Woodruff
Ring – Retaining
Fan – Cooling
Baffle – Vacuum Fan
Fan – Vacuum
Seal – Dust
Bearing – 6202 2RS C3
Pinion Pulley – Complete
Spacer – Bearing
Pulley – Pinion
Housing – Belt
Clip – Wrench
Washer – Lock
Screw - #10-24 x ½
Wrench
Washer – Spring
Shaft – Drive Pulley
Key – 1/8 x 5/8 Woodruff
Bearing – 6203 2RS C3
Belt – Drive
Pulley – Drive
Bearing – 6203 2RS C3
Ring – Retaining
Cover – Belt Housing
Screw – ¼-20 x 3/4 Flat Soc. Cap
Guard – Disc
Nut – Locking
Washer – Fiber
Pad – Sanding
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Washer – Paper Retaining
Bolt – Paper Retaining
Bag – Dust
Screw - #10-24 x ½ Soc. Cap
Pipe – Dust
Nut – ½-13 Cap Nut
Housing – Caster Assembly
Screw - #10-24 x ¾
Nut – ½-13 Jam
Caster Assembly – Complete
Stud – Caster Swivel
Bearing – Swivel 629 2RSL
Yoke – Caster
Spacer – Wheel
Bearing – Wheel 608-8mm 2RSL
Wheel
Spacer – Wheel
Wheel
Bearing – Wheel 608-8mm 2RSL
Spacer – Wheel
Pin - Wheel
Disc Removal Bar (see page 9)
Locking Nut Remover (see page 9)
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698
Galaxy’s Limited Warranty
Galaxy Floor Sanding Machines is the manufacturer and is hereafter referred to as “Galaxy.” The Galaxy
Elite 3 Edger, hereafter referred to as “the unit,” is warranted to be free from defects in materials
and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of purchase, when prepared, operated and
maintained in accordance with the instructions in Galaxy’s Elite 3 Edger Operator & Maintenance
Instructions booklet and the following Conditions of Warranty are met.
Conditions of Warranty
1. Registration: A completed Warranty Registration Card and a copy of the original sales receipt must have
been placed in the mail addressed to Galaxy within fourteen (14) days of the date of original purchase.
2. Original Registered Owner: This warranty only applies to the original registered owner. It is not
transferable upon resale.
3. Normal Wear: The warranty does not cover normal wear parts such as the drive belt and motor brushes.
It does not cover reasonable wear and tear to other parts of the unit.
4. Qualifications: Regardless of any statement Galaxy cannot determine a unit’s qualification for warranty
repair without physical inspection. The unit must not have been altered, modified or repaired by anyone
other than those authorized by Galaxy. The serial number on the unit must not have been altered or
removed. The unit must not have been subject to accident, misuse and abuse. It shall not have been let out or
used as a rental unit. Galaxy’s judgment in respect to the unit’s qualification for warranty repair is final.
5. Proper Delivery of a Unit: The owner must prepay the shipping charges to and from the repair
location(s). If accessories are sent with the unit they must be individually listed on the packing slips or
shipping documentation. Galaxy and/or its distributors shall not have any liability if there is a failure to
comply with these instructions.
6. Limitations: Galaxy’s liability under this warranty is limited to the repair of the unit and/or replacement
of its parts and is given to the original owner in lieu of all other remedies, including incidental and
consequential damages. There are no express warranties other than those specified herein. There are no
warranties beyond the description of the face hereof. No warranties, including but not limited to
merchantability, shall be implied.
Galaxy Floor Sanding Machines
84 Northline Road
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M4B 3E5
(416) 263-5667
1(800) 263-5667
Fax: (416) 285-0506
www.galaxymachines.com
info@galaxymachines.com
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