Ryobi CFS1503K Operator`s manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL
5-1/2 in. CORNER CAT®
COMPACT FINISH SANDER
Double Insulated
CFS1503
Your 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
Symbols......................................................................................................................................................................... 5-6
 Electrical........................................................................................................................................................................... 7
 Features............................................................................................................................................................................ 8
 Assembly.......................................................................................................................................................................... 9
 Operation..................................................................................................................................................................... 9-13
 Maintenance................................................................................................................................................................... 13
 Parts Ordering / Service.................................................................................................................................... Back Page
INTRODUCTION
This product 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.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
with your finger on the switch or plugging in power tools
that have the switch on invites accidents.
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.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. This enables better control of the power tool
in unexpected situations.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving
parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair can be caught
in moving parts.
If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of these devices can
reduce dust-related hazards.
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
power tool in unexpected situations.
WARNING!
Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions
listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious injury. 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.
Save These Instructions
Work Area SAFETY
Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or 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 children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
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.
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.
Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
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.
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.
POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
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 designed.
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.
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.
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.
Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other
condition that may affect the power tool’s operation.
If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use.
Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power
tools.
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less
likely to bind and are easier to control.
Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., in
accordance with these instructions and in the manner
intended for the particular type of power tool, 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.
PERSONAL SAFETY
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.
Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Safety equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in the
off-position before plugging in. Carrying power tools
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
SERVICE

When servicing a power 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.
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.
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read instruction
manual.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
Hold power tools by insulated gripping surfaces when
performing an operation where the cutting tool may
contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a
“live” wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool “live”
and shock the operator.
properly and perform its intended function. Check for
alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts, mounting, and any other conditions
that may affect its operation. A guard or other part that
is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced
by an authorized service center. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of shock, fire, or serious injury.
Know your power tool. Read operator’s manual carefully. Learn its applications and limitations, as well as
the specific potential hazards related to this power
tool. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric
shock, fire, or serious injury.
Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to use
one heavy enough to carry the current your product
will draw. A wire gauge size (A.W.G.) of at least 16 is
recommended for an extension cord 50 feet or less
in length. A cord exceeding 100 feet is not recommended. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The
smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord. An
undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting
in loss of power and overheating.
Always wear safety glasses. Everyday eyeglasses
have only impact-resistant lenses; they are NOT safety
glasses. Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious
personal injury.
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.
Inspect for and remove all nails from lumber before
using this power tool. Following this rule will reduce the
risk of serious personal injury.
Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection during
extended periods of operation. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
 If the power supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced
only by the manufacturer or by an authorized service
center to avoid risk.
Inspect power tool cords periodically and, if damaged,
have repaired at your nearest Authorized Service Center. Constantly stay aware of cord location. Following
this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock or fire.
Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and
use them to instruct others who may use this power tool.
If you loan someone this power tool, loan them these
instructions also.
Check damaged parts. Before further use of the power
tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should be
carefully checked to determine that it will operate
SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper
interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product 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 Construction
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
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 the 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. If you do not understand
the warnings and instructions in the operator’s manual,
do not use this product. Call Ryobi customer service for
assistance.
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 and, when needed, a full face shield. 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.
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ELECTRICAL
DOUBLE INSULATION
EXTENSION CORDS
Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power
tools, which eliminates the need for the usual threewire grounded power cord. All exposed metal parts are
isolated from the internal metal motor components with
protecting insulation. Double insulated tools do not need
to be grounded.
When using a power tool at a considerable distance from
a power source, be sure to use an extension cord that has
the capacity to handle the current the product will draw. An
undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in
overheating and loss of power. Use the chart to determine
the minimum wire size required in an extension cord. Only
round jacketed cords listed by Underwriter’s Laboratories
(UL) should be used.
When working outdoors with a product , use an extension
cord that is designed for outside use. This type of cord is
designated with “WA” on the cord’s jacket.
Before using any extension cord, inspect it for loose or
exposed wires and cut or worn insulation.
WARNING:
The double insulated system is ­ intended to protect
the user from shock resulting from a break in the tool’s
internal insulation. Observe all normal safety precautions
to avoid electrical shock.
NOTE: Servicing of a product with double insulation requires
extreme care and knowledge of the system and should
be performed only by a qualified service technician. For
service, we suggest you return the product to your nearest authorized service center for repair. Always use original
factory replacement parts when servicing.
**Ampere rating (on product data plate)
0-2.02.1-3.4
3.5-5.0 5.1-7.0
7.1-12.0 12.1-16.0
Cord LengthWire Size (A.W.G.)
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
This product has a precision-built electric motor. It should
be connected to a power supply that is 120 volts, 60 Hz,
AC only (normal household current). Do not operate this
product on direct current (DC). A substantial voltage drop
will cause a loss of power and the motor will overheat. If
the product does not operate when plugged into an outlet,
double-check the power supply.
25'
16
16
16
16
14
14
50'
16
16
16
14
14
12
100'
16
16
14
12
10
—
**Used on 12 gauge - 20 amp circuit.
NOTE: AWG = American Wire Gauge
WARNING:
Keep the extension cord clear of the working area.
Position the cord so that it will not get caught on
lumber, tools, or other obstructions while you are working
with a power tool. Failure to do so can result in serious
personal injury.
WARNING:
Check extension cords before each use. If damaged
replace immediately. Never use the product with a
damaged cord since touching the damaged area could
cause electrical shock resulting in serious injury.
FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Sanding Pad Length...............................................5-1/2 in.
No Load Speed................................... 12,500 r/min. (RPM)
Cord Length................................................................10 ft.
Input.................................. 120 V, 60 Hz, AC only, 1.2 Amp
Orbit Diameter......................................................... 1/16 in.
heavy-duty scrubbing pad
(red)
Light Scrubbing Pad
(white)
Dust bag
polishing pad
(gray)
paper punch
sanding sheet
Fig. 1
KNOW your Compact finish sander
gripzone™ overmold technology
See Figure 1.
The safe use of this product requires an understanding of
the information on the product 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.
The sander features GripZone™ overmold technology for
improved comfort with a positive grip.
PAPER PUNCH
The paper punch template punches sandpaper for proper
fit and alignment.
Quick Change Hook-and-loop Pad
CIRCULAR SANDING Action
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.
The oscillating action of the sander produces 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
buildup from the work surface.
Tri-Flex pad design
The top two-thirds of each sanding sheet is a detachable
triangle that can be rotated to extend sheet life and promote
even wear.
DUST BAG
The dust bag collects dust through punched holes in the
sandpaper and hook-and-loop pad, keeping dust to a
minimum.
ASSEMBLY
UNPACKING
WARNING:
This product has been shipped completely assembled.
If any parts are damaged or missing do not operate
this product until the parts are replaced. Failure to heed
this warning could result in serious personal injury.
n Carefully remove the product and any accessories from
the box. Make sure that all items listed in the packing list
are included.
n Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage
or damage occurred during shipping.
n Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the product.
n If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-800-525-2579 for assistance.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this product or create accessories not recommended for use with this product. Any
such alteration or modification is misuse and could result
in a hazardous condition leading to possible serious
personal injury.
PACKING LIST
5-1/2 in. Corner Cat® Compact Finish Sander
60-grit Sanding Sheet (2)
120-grit Sanding Sheet (3)
240-grit Sanding Sheet (2)
Heavy-duty Scrubbing Pad (Red)
Light Scrubbing Pad (White)
Polishing Pad (Gray)
Dust Bag
Paper Punch
Tool Bag
Operator’s Manual
WARNING:
Do not connect to power supply until assembly is
complete. Failure to comply could result in accidental
starting and possible serious personal injury.
OPERATION
APPLICATIONS
WARNING:
You may use this product for the purposes listed below:
Do not allow familiarity with products to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is
sufficient to inflict serious injury.
 Sanding on wood surfaces
Removing rust from and sanding steel surfaces
Polishing and scrubbing porcelain and metal
Sanding Sheet Selection
WARNING:
Selecting the correct size grit and type sanding sheet is an
important step in achieving a high quality 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.
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields when operating power 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 product. The
use of attachments or accessories not recommended
can result in serious personal injury.
OPERATION
Sheet/Pad
Heavy scrubbing pad
(Part no. CFS1501-36)
Light scrubbing pad
(Part no. CFS1501-37)
Polishing pad
(Part no. CFS1501-38)
60-grit sanding sheet
(Part no. CFS1501-33)
120-grit sanding sheet
(Part no. CFS1501-34)
240-grit sanding sheet
(Part no. CFS1501-35)
Recommended Use
Paint and rust removal
Light scrubbing and cleaning
Polishing
Coarse sanding
Light sanding
hook-and-loop
pad
Finish sanding
sanding sheet
Attaching Hook-and-loop Sanding
Sheets
See Figure 2.
 Unplug the sander.
 Align holes in hook-and-loop type sanding sheet with
holes in pad, then carefully press fuzzy side of the sanding sheet against pad as tightly as possible.
NOTE: Hook-and-loop type sanding sheets can be
reused for the life of the sanding abrasive. It is recommended that you keep the sanding sheet backing clean to provide for best adhesion. Clean the
sheet and hook-and-loop pad by brushing lightly
with a light brush.
Fig. 2
Attaching the Dust Bag
See Figure 3.
The dust bag provides a dust collection system for the sander. Sanding dust is drawn up through the holes of the sanding
sheet and collected in the dust bag during sanding.
 Unplug the sander.
 Using a slight twisting motion, firmly slide dust bag assembly over blower exhaust on sander.
dust bag
blower exhaust
Fig. 3
Turning THE SANDER On/Off
See Figure 4.
While holding the tool in normal operating position:
 Push the ON/OFF switch to the left to turn sander on.
 Push the ON/OFF switch to the right to turn sander off.
on
off
Fig. 4
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OPERATION
Operating the Sander
See Figures 5 - 6.
CAUTION:
Keep the cord away from the sanding pad and position
the cord so that it will not be caught on lumber, tools, or
other objects during sanding.
 Secure the workpiece to prevent it from moving under
the sander.
WARNING:
Unsecured workpieces could be thrown towards the
operator, causing injury.
sanding in circular motions
Fig. 5
sanding in corners
Fig. 6
WARNING:
Keep your head away from the sander and sanding area.
Hair could be drawn into sander causing serious injury.
Hold the sander in front and away from you, keeping it
clear of the workpiece.
CAUTION:
To avoid motor damage resulting from overheating, do
not cover the air vents with your hand.
Start the sander and let the motor build to its maximum
speed.
Gradually lower sander onto the workpiece so that all of
the sanding disc surface is in contact with workpiece.
Move the sander slowly across the workpiece using small,
circular motions.
Extended periods of sanding may overheat the motor. If this
occurs, turn the sander off and wait until the sanding sheet
comes to a complete stop. Remove sander from workpiece.
Remove your hand from vent area. Turn sander on and run
it free without a load to cool the motor.
For detail sanding such as corners and crevices, use the tip
of the sanding sheet with small, back and forth motions.
Do not force. The weight of the unit supplies adequate
pressure to do the work. Applying additional pressure only
slows the motor, rapidly wears the sanding sheet, and greatly
reduces sander speed. Excessive pressure will overload the
motor causing possible damage from overheating and can
result in inferior work. Any finish or resin on wood may soften
from the frictional heat. Do not sand on one spot too long
as the sander’s rapid action may remove too much material,
making the surface uneven.
11
OPERATION
Emptying the Dust Bag
See Figure 7.
For more efficient operation, empty the dust bag when it is
no more than half full to permit better air flow through the
bag. Always empty and clean the dust bag thoroughly upon
completion of a sanding operation and before storing.
WARNING:
Collected dust from sanding surface coatings such as
polyurethanes, linseed oil, etc. can self-ignite in the
sander dust bag or elsewhere and cause fire. To reduce
the risk of fire, empty the dust bag every 10-15 minutes
while sanding. Never store or leave a sander without
totally emptying its dust bag. Also follow the recommendations of the coatings manufacturers.
dust bag
blower exhaust
Fig. 7

Unplug the sander.
 Remove the dust bag from the sander.
 Shake out the dust.
 Reattach the dust bag to the sander.
For a more thorough cleaning of the dust bag, remove dust
bag from dust bag frame and shake out dust. Replace dust
bag over frame then install dust bag assembly on sander.
CHANGING the sanding sheets and
pads
See Figure 8.
The sander is packed with sanding sheets and pads designed
for a variety of uses. To change, simply pull the used sheet
or pad off the base and attach the desired sheet or pad by
pressing the it onto the base of the sander.
Fig. 8
PAPER PUNCH
See Figure 9.
A paper punch template has been supplied with the sander
for aligning and punching holes in sandpaper. The punched
holes must align with the holes in the sander pad.
 Install sandpaper on the sander.
 Align the sander pad over the paper punch.
 Push down on the sander.
hook-and-loop
pad
paper punch
Fig. 9
12
OPERATION
Rotating the sanding sheets
See Figure 10.
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, extending the life of the sheet.
To rotate the sheet, simply remove the top two thirds of
sanding sheet 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 sander pad.
rotating sanding sheet
NOTE: Scrubbing and polishing pads are not perforated and
cannot be rotated.
Fig. 10
MAINTENANCE
using this product for extended work on these types
of materials. However, if you do work with any of these
materials, it is extremely important to clean the product
using compressed air.
WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause
product damage.
LUBRICATION
All of the bearings in this product are lubricated with a
sufficient amount of high grade lubricant for the life of the
unit under normal operating conditions. Therefore, no further
lubrication is required.
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 SCRUBBING PADS
To ensure longer life and optimum performance, periodically
clean all residue and foreign materials from the scrubbing
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.
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.
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.
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.
Electric tools used on fiberglass material, wallboard, spackling compounds, or plaster are subject to accelerated wear
and possible premature failure because the fiberglass chips
and grindings are highly abrasive to bearings, brushes,
commutators, etc. Consequently, we do not recommend
WARNING:
Always remove the scrubbing pad or sanding sheet from
sander before cleaning. Failure to do so could cause
serious personal injury.
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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
5-1/2 in. CORNER CAT®
COMPACT FINISH SANDER
Double Insulated
CFS1503
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.
• Parts and Service
Prior to requesting service or purchasing replacement parts, please obtain your model
and serial number from the product data plate.
• MODEL NUMBER
• SERIAL NUMBER
CFS1503
• How to obtain Replacement Parts:
Replacement parts can be purchased online at www.ryobitools.com or by calling
1-800-525-2579. Replacement parts can also be obtained at one of our Authorized
Service Centers.
• How to locate an Authorized Service Center:
Authorized Service Centers can be located online at www.ryobitools.com or by calling
1-800-525-2579.
• How to obtain Customer or Technical Support:
To obtain Customer or Technical Support please contact us at 1-800-525-2579.
RYOBI® is a registered trademark of Ryobi Limited used under license.
ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
987000-149
06-18-07 (REV:01)
1428 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson, SC 29625
Phone 1-800-525-2579
www.ryobitools.com