FMC710 | Stanley FMC710 OSCILLATING TOOL instruction manual

(Original instructions)
Intended use
Your Stanley FatMax oscillating tool has been designed for
applications such as sanding operations. It is also suitable for
cutting wooden materials, plastic, gypsum, non-ferrous metals
and fastening elements (e.g., unhardened nails, staples),
working soft wall tiles and scraping of small surfaces. This
tool is intended for professional and private, non professional
Safety instructions
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 the warnings 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.
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.
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
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 injury.
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.
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. Battery tool use and care
a. Recharge only with the charger specified by the
manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type of
battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with
another battery pack.
b. Use power tools only with specifically designated
battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may create
a risk of injury and fire.
c. 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 burns
or a fire.
d. Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from
the battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally
occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes,
additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the
battery may cause irritation or burns.
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.
b. Power to the tool should always be supplied via
residual current device with a rated residual current of
30mA or less.
Warning! Additional safety warnings for oscillating tools
Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces when
performing an operation where the cutting accessory
may contact hidden wiring. Cutting accessory contacting
a "live" wire may make exposed metal parts of the power
tool "live" and could give the operator an electric shock
u Use clamps or another practical way to secure and
support the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the
work by hand or against your body leaves it unstable and
may lead to loss of control.
Warning! Contact with or inhalation of dusts
arising from sanding 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.
Thoroughly remove all dust after sanding.
Take special care when sanding paint which is possibly
lead based or when sanding some woods and metal which
may produce toxic dust:
t Do not let children or pregnant women enter the work
t Do not eat, drink or smoke in the work area.
t Dispose of dust particles and any other debris safely.
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.
u The accessory will continue to move after releasing the
switch. Always switch the tool off and wait for the accessory to come to a complete standstill before putting the
tool down.
u Keep hands away from cutting area. Never reach
underneath the work piece for any reason. Do not insert
fingers or thumb into the vicinity of the reciprocating blade
and blade clamp. Do not stabilize the saw by gripping the
u Keep blades sharp. Dull or damaged blades may cause
the saw to swerve or stall under pressure. Always use the
appropriate type of saw blade for the workpiece material
and type of cut.
u When cutting pipe or conduit, make sure that they are free
from water, electrical wiring, etc.
u Do not touch the workpiece or the blade immediately after
operating the tool. They can become very hot.
u Be aware of hidden hazards, before cutting into walls,
floors or ceilings, check for the location of wiring and
(Original instructions)
Safety of others
This appliance 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
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.
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:
Additional safety instructions for batteries and
u Never attempt to open for any reason.
u Do not expose the battery to water.
u Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
u Charge only at ambient temperatures between 10 °C and
40 °C.
u Charge only using the charger provided with the tool.
u When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section "Protecting the environment".
Do not attempt to charge damaged batteries.
u Use your Stanley FaxMax charger only to charge the battery in the tool with which it was supplied. Other batteries
could burst, causing personal injury and damage.
u Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
u Have defective cords replaced immediately.
u Do not expose the charger to water.
u Do not open the charger.
u Do not probe the charger.
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Read the instruction manual before use.
Electrical safety
Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user
must read the instruction manual.
Your charger is double insulated; therefore no
earth wire is required. Always check that the
mains voltage corresponds to the voltage on the
rating plate. Never attempt to replace the charger
unit with a regular mains plug.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Stanley FaxMax Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
(Original instructions)
Flexible scraper.
This tool includes some or all of the following features.
1. On/Off switch
2. Variable speed dial
3.Super-lokTM Tool free accessory clamping lever
5. LED Work light
(Part number - STA26140-XJ)
Ideal for removal of elastomer
materials from hard flat surfaces in
difficult to reach areas such as silicon
sealant and other caulking materials.
Carbide grout removal blade.
(Part number - STA26125-XJ)
Carbide coated surface ideal for
This tool includes some or all of the following accessories.
The performance of your tool depends on the accessory used.
Stanley FaxMax 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.
clearing grout and tile adhesive from
flat surfaces and for fast stock
removal of wood, chipboard and
Carbide rasp.
(Part number - STA26130-XJ)
Precision plunge cut saw blade for
Carbide coated surface ideal for grout
wooden materials, soft plastics.
removal and for fast stock removal of
(Part number - STA26105-XJ)
plastics, chipboard and fibreglass.
Separating, plunge and flush cutting
of wood and soft plastics. Ideal for
working on doors, skirting boards,
windowsills and flooring.
Plunge cut saw blade for wood and
Sanding Sheets.
(Part number - STA32348-XJ)
(Part number - STA26110-XJ)
Various grades for sanding of wood,
Separating, plunge and flush cutting
painted and varnished surfaces.
of wood, plastics, thin-walled
non-ferrous pipes and extrusions,
nails and screws.
Plunge cut saw blade for wood and
(Part number - STA26115-XJ)
Separating, plunge and flush cutting
of wood, plastics, thin-walled
non-ferrous pipes and extrusions.
Segmented saw blade.
(Part number - STA26120-XJ)
Long life blade which is ideal for
cutting wood, plastics, thin walled
ferrous and non-ferrous material.
Rigid scraper.
(Part number - STA26135-XJ)
Ideal for removal of hard and soft
material from flat surfaces such as
the removal of vinyl flooring, bonded
carpet adhesive, tile floor adhesive,
grout, paint and varnish.
Fitting and removing the accessories (fig. A - F)
Warning! Before fitting an accessory, disconnect the tool from
the mains supply.
Fitting a Stanley FaxMax accessory (fig. A - C)
u Hold the tool and squeeze the accessory clamping lever
u Slide the accessory (6) between the shaft and the accessory holder making sure the accessory engages all eight
pins on the holder and is flush with the shaft.
u Release the accessory clamping lever.
Note: Some accessories, such as scrapers and blades can be
mounted at an angle if required (fig. C).
Removing a Stanley FaxMax accessory accessory (fig. A)
u Hold the tool and squeeze the accessory clamping lever
u Pull the accessory from the tool making sure the accessory dis-engages from all eight pins on the holder.
u Release the accessory clamping lever.
(Original instructions)
Warning: Gloves must be worn when removing accessories
as then may become hot during use.
Fitting a sanding sheet (fig. D)
u Line up the sanding sheet (7) with the sanding base (8) as
u Press the sheet firmly and evenly onto the sanding base,
making sure that the holes in the sheet coincide with the
holes in the base.
Removing a sanding sheet
u Pull the sanding sheet off the sanding base (8).
Warning! Never use the sanding base without a sanding
sheet or accessory in place.
Fitting the dust extraction adaptor (fig. E)
u Line up the dust extraction adaptor (9) with the sanding
base (8) as shown.
u Press the adaptor firmly and evenly in to the sanding
u Secure the adaptor by turning the locking nut (10) clockwise.
u Connect a vacuum cleaner to the dust extraction adaptor.
Removing the dust extraction adaptor
u Turn the locking nut (10) anti-clockwise.
u Pull the dust extraction adaptor (9) out of the sanding
base (8).
Fitting alternative accessories (fig. F)
u Place the spacer (11) onto the collar (12).
u Place the alternative accessory (13) onto the collar (12).
u Firmly attach the fixing bolt (14) into place to ensure a
tight fit for the alternative accessory (13).
Note: The spacer and fixing bolt are not used to attach Stanley FaxMax accessories. Black and decker accessories are
attached using the Super-lokTM Tool free accessory clamping
Fitting and removing the battery (fig. G)
To fit the battery (4), line it up with the receptacle on the
tool. Slide the battery into the receptacle and push until
the battery snaps into place.
u To remove the battery, push the release buttons (15) while
at the same time pulling the battery out of the receptacle.
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Warning! Before cutting into walls, floors or ceilings, check for
the location of wiring and pipes.
Charging the battery (fig. H)
The battery needs to be charged before first use and whenever it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs that were easily
done before. The battery may become warm while charging;
this is normal and does not indicate a problem.
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient temperatures
below 10 °C or above 40 °C. Recommended charging temperature: approx. 24 °C.
Note: The charger will not charge a battery if the cell
temperature is below approximately 10 °C or above 40 °C.
The battery should be left in the charger and the charger
will begin to charge automatically when the cell temperature warms up or cools down.
u To charge the battery (4), insert it into the charger (16).
The battery will only fit into the charger in one way. Do
not force. Be sure that the battery is fully seated in the
u Plug in the charger and switch on at the mains.
The charging indicator (17) will blink.
The charge is complete when the charging indicator (17)
switches to continuously on. The charger and the battery can
be left connected indefinitely. The LED will switch on as the
charger occasionally tops up the battery charge.
u Charge discharged batteries within 1 week. Battery life will
be greatly diminished if stored in a discharged state.
Leaving the battery in the charger
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the
LED glowing indefinitely. The charger will keep the battery
pack fresh and fully charged.
Charger diagnostics
If the charger detects a weak or damaged battery, the charging indicator (17) will flash red at a fast rate. Proceed as
u Re-insert the battery (4).
u If the charging indicators continues flashing red at a fast
rate, use a different battery to determine if the charging
process works properly.
u If the replaced battery charges correctly, the original
battery is defective and should be returned to a service
centre for recycling.
u If the new battery gives the same indication as the original
battery, take the charger to be tested at an authorised
services centre.
Note: It may take as long as 30 minutes to determine that
the battery is defective. If the battery is too hot or too
cold, the LED will alternately blink red, fast and slow, one
flash at each speed and repeat.
(Original instructions)
Variable speed control (fig. I)
The variable speed control allows you to adapt the speed of
the tool to the application.
u Set the variable speed dial (2) to the desired setting. At
setting 1 the tool will operate at low speed, 8,000 min-1.
At setting 6 the tool will operate at the maximum speed,
18,000 min-1.
Switching on and off (fig. J)
To switch the tool on, slide the on/off switch (1) forward
(position I).
u To switch the tool off, slide the on/off switch (1) to the rear
(position O).
LED work light
The LED work light (5) is activated automatically when the tool
is switched on.
Low-battery Indicator
If the LED worklight (5) begins to rapidly and continuously
flash when the switch on the tool is depressed, the batterypack power has run out, and the battery pack should be
Unlike other battery pack types, Lithium-Ion battery packs
deliver fade-free power for their entire run time. The tool will
not experience a slow, gradual loss of power as you work. To
signal that the battery pack is at the end of its run time and
needs to be charged, the power to the tool will drop quickly.
Note: The LED may also flash due to an overload or high
temperature (see Battery Protection).
Hints for optimum use
Always hold the tool securely. For precision work, hold the
tool near the front.
u Clamp the workpiece whenever possible, especially when
using cutting blades.
u Do not exert too much pressure on the tool.
u Always use the appropriate type of attachment for the
workpiece material and type of cut.
u Regularly check the condition of accessories. Replace
when necessary.
u Mark the desired starting point.
u Switch the tool on and slowly feed attachments into the
workpiece at the desired starting point.
u Clamp a piece of plywood or soft wood to the back of the
workpiece and saw through the combination in order to
obtain a clear cut.
u Do not force the cutting blade into the workpiece. Note
that cutting sheet metal will normally take more time than
sawing thicker wooden workpieces.
u When cutting metal spread a thin film of oil along the cutting line before cutting.
When sanding new layers of paint before applying another
layer, use extra fine grit.
u On very uneven surfaces, or when removing layers of
paint, start with a coarse grit. On other surfaces, start with
a medium grit. In both cases, gradually change to a fine
grit for a smooth finish.
u Consult your retailer for more information on available
Your Stanley FaxMax corded/cordless appliance/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 on corded/
cordless power tools:
u Switch off and unplug the appliance/tool.
u Or switch off and remove the battery from the appliance/
tool if the appliance/tool has a separate battery pack.
u Or run the battery down completely if it is integral and then
switch off.
u Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your appliance/tool/
charger 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.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your Stanley FaxMax 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.
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 FaxMax batteries can be recharged many
times. At the end of their useful life, discard batteries with due care for our environment:
Run the battery down completely, then remove it from the
u NiCd, NiMH and Li-Ion batteries are recyclable. Take them
to any authorised repair agent or a local recycling station.
Technical data
FMC710 (Type 1)
No-load speed
Oscillating angle
8000 - 18000
1.4 or 2.8
typ. 1
typ. 1
Input Voltage
Output Voltage
Approx. charge time
90 - 240
45 - 120
Level of sound pressure according to EN 60745:
Sound pressure (LpA) 94.2 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Sound power (LWA) 105.2 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to EN 60745:
Cutting wood (ah, CW) 7.9 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
Cutting metal (ah, CM) 7.9 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
Sanding (ah) 8.2 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
Australia & New Zealand
Stanley Black & Decker
82 Taryn Drive, Epping, VIC 3076 Australia
Tel.1800 338 002 (Aust) or Tel. 0800 339 258 (NZ)
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