FME630 | Stanley FME630 PLANER instruction manual

(Original instructions)
Intended use
f. If operating a power tool in a damp location is
unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD)
protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of
electric shock.
Safety instructions
3. Personal safety
a. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a
power tool while you are tired or under the influence
of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of
inattention while operating power tools may result in
serious personal injury.
b. Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection
used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal
c. Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in
the off-position before connecting to power source
and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or
energising power tools that have the switch on invites
d. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning
the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to
a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal
e. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
all times. This enables better control of the power tool in
unexpected situations.
f. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away
from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair
can be caught in moving parts.
g. If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of dust collection
can reduce dust-related hazards.
Your Stanley Fat Max planer has been designed for planing
wood, wood products and plastics. This tool is intended for
professional and private, non professional users.
General power tool safety warnings
Warning! Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions listed below may result in electric shock,
fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term "power tool" in all of the warnings listed below refers
to your mains operated (corded) power tool or battery operated
(cordless) power tool.
1. Work area safety
a. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark
areas invite accidents.
b. 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.
c. Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
2. Electrical safety
a. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs
with earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs
and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
b. Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded
surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock
if your body is earthed or grounded.
c. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
d. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for
carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep
cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving
parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of
electric shock.
e. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an
extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord
suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
4. Power tool use and care
a. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power
tool for your application. The correct power tool will do
the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
b. Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it
on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with
the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
c. Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the
battery pack from the power tool before making any
adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power
tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the power tool accidentally.
(Original instructions)
d. Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and
do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or
these instructions to operate the power tool. Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
e. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any
other condition that may affect the power tools
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
f. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less
likely to bind and are easier to control.
g. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., in
accordance with these instructions, taking into
account the working conditions and the work to be
performed. Use of the power tool for operations different
from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
5. Service
a. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts. This
will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
Additional power tool safety warnings
Warning! Additional safety warnings for planers
Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces
only, because the cutter may contact its own cord.
Cutting a "live" wire may make exposed metal parts of the
power tool "live" and could give the operator an electric
u Use clamps or another practical way to secure and
support the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding
the work by your hand or against the body leaves it unstable and may lead to loss of control.
u Wait for the cutter to stop before setting the tool
down. An exposed rotating cutter may engage the surface
leading to possible loss of control and serious injury.
u Keep the cutter sharp. Dull or damaged cutters may
cause the planer to swerve or stall under pressure. Always
use the appropriate type of cutter for the power tool.
u Do not touch the workpiece or the cutter immediately after
operating the tool. They can become very hot.
u Remove all nails and metal objects from the workpiece
before planning.
u Always hold the tool with both hands and by the handles
u Immediately disconnect the cable from the mains if it is
damaged or cut.
Warning! Contact with, or inhalation of dusts arising from
planing applications may endanger the health of the operator
and possible bystanders. Wear a dust mask specifically designed for protection against dust and fumes and ensure that
persons within or entering the work area are also protected.
u This tool is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they
have been given supervision or instruction concerning use
of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
u The intended use is described in this instruction manual.
The use of any accessory or attachment or performance
of any operation with this tool other than those recommended in this instruction manual may present a risk of
personal injury and/or damage to property.
Safety of others
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (includ-
ing children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their
u Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
Residual risks.
Additional residual risks may arise when using the tool which
may not be included in the enclosed safety warnings. These
risks can arise from misuse, prolonged use etc.
Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual
risks can not be avoided. These include:
u Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving parts.
u Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or accessories.
u Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When using
any tool for prolonged periods ensure you take regular
u Impairment of hearing.
u Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed when
using your tool (example:- working with wood, especially
oak, beech and MDF.)
The declared vibration emission values stated in the technical
data and the declaration of conformity have been measured
in accordance with a standard test method provided by EN
60745 and may be used for comparing one tool with another.
The declared vibration emission value may also be used in a
preliminary assessment of exposure.
(Original instructions)
Warning! The vibration emission value during actual use of
the power tool can differ from the declared value depending
on the ways in which the tool is used. The vibration level may
increase above the level stated.
When assessing vibration exposure to determine safety
measures required by 2002/44/EC to protect persons regularly
using power tools in employment, an estimation of vibration
exposure should consider, the actual conditions of use and the
way the tool is used, including taking account of all parts of the
operating cycle such as the times when the tool is switched off
and when it is running idle in addition to the trigger time.
Labels on tool
The following pictograms are shown on the tool:
Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user must
read the instruction manual.
Electrical safety
This tool is double insulated; therefore no earth wire
is required. Always check that the power supply
corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Stanley Fat Max Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
This tool includes some or all of the following features.
1. On/off switch
2. Lock-off button
3. Shavings discharge outlet
4. Shavings discharge outlet selector
5. Planing depth adjustment knob
6. Planing depth graduation
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is switched off
and unplugged.
Replacing the cutting blades (fig. A)
The cutting blades provided with this tool are reversible.
Replacement cutting blades can be obtained from your local
u Loosen the bolts (7) using the spanner supplied.
u Slide the blade (8) out of the holder.
u Reverse the blade so that the unused side comes in position. If both sides are worn, the blade must be replaced.
u Slide the blade into the holder until it is against the end
u Tighten the bolts using the spanner supplied.
Warning! Always replace both cutters.
Adjusting the depth of cut (fig. B)
The depth of cut is indicated by the marking (9). The setting
range can be read from the graduation (6).
u Turn the planing depth adjustment knob (5) to the required
depth of cut.
u Turn the knob to the ‘P' postion whenever the tool is not in
Fitting and removing the parallel fence (fig. C)
The parallel fence is used to for optimum control on narrow
u Thread the knob (11) into the hole on the side of the
planer and securely tighten.
u Loosen the parallel fence adjustment knob (10).
u Slide the parallel fence into the desired position.
u Securely tighten the parallel fence adjustment knob.
Note : The parallel fence should be below the planer when
installed correctly.
u To remove the parallel fence proceed in reverse order.
Connecting a vacuum cleaner to the tool (fig. D)
An adaptor is required to connect a vacuum cleaner or dust
extractor to the tool. The adaptor can be purchased from your
local Stanley Fat Max retailer.
u Slide the adaptor (12) over the shavings discharge outlet
u Connect the vacuum cleaner hose (13) to the adaptor.
Fitting the shavings collection bag (fig. E)
The shavings collection bag is particularly useful when working
in confined spaces.
Slide the connecting plate (14) of the bag over either side
To prevent chips from coming out opposite side of shav-
of the shavings discharge outlet (3).
ings discharge outlet, move the shavings discharge outlet
selector (4) to the opposite side from the bag.
Emptying the shavings collection bag
The shavings collection bag should be emptied regularly while
using it to prevent blocking.
u Unzip the bag and empty it before continuing.
(Original instructions)
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
u Adjust the depth of cut.
u If necessary, fit and adjust the parallel fence.
Switching on and off
Switching on
u Keep the lock-off button (2) depressed and press the on/
off switch (1).
u Release the lock-off button.
Switching off
u Release the on/off switch.
Hold the tool with the nose piece of the shoe resting on
top of the workpiece surface.
Switch the tool on.
u Move the tool steadily forward to perform the cutting
u Switch the tool off after the stroke has been completed.
Rebating (fig. F)
Fit and adjust the parallel fence.
Proceed as for planing.
Chamfering edges (fig. G)
The V-groove in the nose piece of the shoe enables you to
chamfer edges at 45°, 30° and 15° angles.
u Hold the tool at an angle with the desired groove (20)
around the edge of the workpiece and perform the cutting
Parking rest (fig. H)
Your planer is equipped with a parking rest (21) that automatically lowers into place when the tool is lifted from the work
surface. When planing, the parking foot raises as the tool is
pushed forward. When the parking foot is lowered, the planer
can set on the work surface without the blade touching.
Hints for optimum use
Move the tool along the grain of the wood.
If the grain is cross or curly, or if the workpiece material is
a hard type of wood, adjust the depth of cut to take only a
very thin shaving at each pass and take several passes to
achieve the desired result.
u To keep the tool in a straight line, press down the front of
the tool at the start, and press down the back of the tool at
the end of the cutting stroke.
The performance of your tool depends on the accessory used.
Stanley Fat Max accessories are engineered to high quality
standards and designed to enhance the performance of your
tool. By using these accessories you will get the very best
from your tool.
The following types of cutting blades can be obtained from
your local retailer:
- Tungsten carbide tipped reversible cutting blades (part
no. X35007, supplied per pair)
- High-speed steel reversible cutting blades (part no.
X24192-XJ11, supplied per pair)
Your tool has been designed to operate over a long period of
time with a minimum of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory
operation depends upon proper tool care and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance, switch off and
unplug the tool.
u Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool using a
soft brush or dry cloth.
u Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth. Do
not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
Replacing the drive belt (fig. I)
Loosen the screws (15) and remove the cover (16).
Remove the old drive belt.
u Place the new belt (17) over the pulleys. Place the belt
over the large pulley (18) first, then over the small pulley
(19), whilst manually rotating the belt steadily.
u Put the cover back in place and tighten the screws.
Motor brush inspection and replacement (fig. J)
Brushes should be regularly inspected for wear.
u Remove brush cap (22). The brushes should slide freely
in brush box. If brushes are worn down to .3" (8mm) they
should be replaced.
To reinstall, push new brush back into brush box. If replacing
existing brush, maintain same orientation as when removed.
Replace the brush cap (do not overtighten).
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
u Safely dispose of the old plug.
u Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new
u Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
Warning! No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality plugs.
Recommended fuse: 5 A.
(Original instructions)
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your Stanley Fat Max product
needs replacement, or if it is of no further use to you, do not
dispose of it with household waste. Make this product available for separate collection.
Separate collection of used products and packaging allows materials to be recycled and used again.
Re-use of recycled materials helps prevent
environmental pollution and reduces the demand
for raw materials.
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to EN 60745:
Vibration emission value (ah) 1.5 m/s2
uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
Level of sound pressure according to EN 60745:
Sound pressure (LpA) 84 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Sound power (LWA) 95 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
EC declaration of conformity
Local regulations may provide for separate collection of electrical products from the household, at municipal waste sites or
by the retailer when you purchase a new product.
Stanley Europe provides a facility for the collection and
recycling of Stanley Fat Max products once they have reached
the end of their working life. To take advantage of this service
please return your product to any authorised repair agent who
will collect them on our behalf.
You can check the location of your nearest authorised repair
agent by contacting your local Stanley Europe office at
the address indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
authorised Stanley Europe repair agents and full details of our
after-sales service and contacts are available on the Internet
Stanley Europe declares that these products described under
"technical data" are in compliance with:
EN 60745-1, EN 60745-2-14
These products also comply with Directive
2004/108/EC and 2011/65/EU. For more information, please
contact Stanley Europe at the following address or refer to the
back of the manual.
The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the technical
Technical data
FME630 (Type 1)
Input voltage
Power input
No-load speed
Planing width
Planing depth
Rebating depth
file and makes this declaration on behalf of Stanley Europe.
Kevin Hewitt
Vice-President Global Engineering
Stanley Europe, Egide Walschaertsstraat14-18,
2800 Mechelen, Belgium
(Original instructions)
StanleyEurope is confident of the quality of its products and
offers an outstanding guarantee for professional users of
the product. This guarantee statement is in addition to and
in no way prejudices your contractual rights as a private
non-professional user. The guarantee is valid within the territories of the Member States of the European Union and the
European Free Trade Area.
If your Stanley Fat Max product becomes defective due to
faulty materials or workmanship within 12 months from the
date of purchase, Stanley Europe guarantees to replace all
defective parts free of charge or – at our discretion – replace
the unit free of charge provided that:
u The product has not been misused and has been used in
accordance with the instruction manual.
u The product has been subject to fair wear and tear;
u Repairs have not been attempted by unauthorised persons;
u Proof of purchase is produced.
u The Stanley Fat Max product is returned complete with all
original components
If you wish to make a claim, contact your seller or check the
location of your nearest authorised Stanley Fat Max repair
agent in the Stanley Fat Max catalogue or contact your local
Stanley office at the address indicated in this manual. A list
of authorised Stanley Fat Max repair agents and full details
of our after sales service is available on the internet at:www.
16 27
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30 32
03 - 02 - 12
United Kingdom
Stanley Fat Max
210 Bath Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 3YD
90585932 REV-1
Tel. 01753 511234
Fax 01753 572112
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