Ryobi RB100 Operator`s manual

OPERATOR'S MANUAL
10 in. (254 mm) ORBIT BUFFER/POLISHER
MODEL RB100
SPECIFICATIONS:
Orbital Diameter
Rating
Input
No load Speed
Net Weight
10 in. (254 mm)
120 Volts, 60 Hz, AC
.75 Amps
3200 RPM
4.5 lbs. (2 kg)
THANK YOU FOR BUYING A RYOBI BUFFER/POLISHER.
Your new buffer/polisher has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi’s high standard for dependability, ease of operation,
and operator safety. Properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
CAUTION: Carefully read through this entire operator’s manual before using your new buffer/polisher.
Pay close attention to the Rules for Safe Operation, Warnings, and Cautions. If you use your buffer/polisher properly and only
for what it is intended, you will enjoy years of safe, reliable service.
Thank you again for buying Ryobi tools.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Table of Contents .............................................................................................................................................................2
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General Safety Rules .................................................................................................................................................. 3-4
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Specific Safety Rules And/Or Symbols ........................................................................................................................ 4-5
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Applications .....................................................................................................................................................................6
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Features ..........................................................................................................................................................................7
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Operation ................................................................................................................................................................... 8-10
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Maintenance .............................................................................................................................................................10-11
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Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................................................. 11
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Parts Ordering / Service ................................................................................................................................................12
WARNING:
WEAR YOUR
SAFETY
GLASSES
FORESIGHT IS BETTER
THAN NO SIGHT
The operation of any buffer/polisher 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 a full face shield when needed. We recommend Wide Vision
Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always use eye
protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
WARNING:
To minimize the risk of eye injury, always use eye protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1. Always use the
pad that accompanied the buffer/polisher. Comply with all operating instructions, warnings, General and Specific Safety
Rules and cautions found in this manual. Failure to heed these warnings can result in serious personal injury. For more
information on ANSI Standards, contact the American National Standards Institute, Inc., 11 West 42nd Street, 13th Floor,
New York, NY 10036, or visit www.ansi.org.
Look for this symbol to point out important safety precautions.
It means attention!!! Your safety is involved.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
Personal Safety
WARNING:
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Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow
all instructions listed below may result in electric shock,
fire and/or serious personal injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Work Area
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Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
benches and dark areas invite accidents.
Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases,
or dust. Power tools may create sparks which may ignite
the dust or fumes.
Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while
operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to
lose control.
Electrical Safety
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Double insulated tools are equipped with a polarized
plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug
will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug
does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it
still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to
install a polarized outlet. Do not change the plug in
any way. Double insulation
eliminates the need for
the three-wire grounded power cord and grounded power
supply system.
Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces, such
as pipes, radiators, ranges, and refrigerators. There
is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is
grounded.
Don't 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 to carry
the tools or pull the plug from an outlet. Keep cord
away from heat, oil, sharp edges, or moving parts.
Replace damaged cords immediately. Damaged cords
increase the risk of electric shock.
When operating a power tool outside, use an outdoor
extension cord marked "W-A" or "W". These cords
are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric
shock.
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Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating a power tool. Do not
use tool while tired or under the influence of drugs,
alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in serious personal
injury.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
Contain long hair. Keep your hair, clothing, and
gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes,
jewelry, or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is off before
plugging in. Carrying tools with your finger on the switch
or plugging in tools that have the switch on invites
accidents.
Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning
the tool on. A wrench or a key that is left attached to a
rotating part of the tool may result in personal injury.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. Proper footing and balance enables better
control of the tool in unexpected situations.
Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Dust mask, nonskid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing
protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
Do not use on a ladder or unstable surface.
Tool Use and Care
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Use clamps or other practical ways to secure and
support the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding
the work by hand or against your body is unstable and
may lead to loss of control.
Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your
application. The correct tool will do the job better and
safer at the rate for which it is designed.
Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off.
Any tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
Disconnect the plug from power source before
making any adjustments, changing accessories, or
storing the tool. Such preventive safety measures
reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
Store idle tools out of the reach of children and other
untrained persons. Tools are dangerous in the hands
of untrained users.
Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp
and clean. Properly maintained tools with sharp cutting
edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
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Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts, and any other condition that may
affect the tool's operation. If damaged, have the tool
serviced before using. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained tools.
Use only accessories that are recommended by the
manufacturer for your model. Accessories that may
be suitable for one tool may become hazardous when
used on another tool.
Service
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Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair
personnel. Service or maintenance performed by
unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
When servicing a tool use only identical replacement
parts. Follow instructions in the Maintenance section of
this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow
Maintenance Instructions may create a risk of electric
shock or injury.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES AND/OR SYMBOLS
Additional Rules For Safe Operation
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Know your power tool. Read operator's manual
carefully. Learn its applications and limitations, as
well as the specific potential hazards related to this
tool. Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious
personal injury.
Always wear safety glasses. Everyday eye-glasses
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.
Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection during
extended periods of operation. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
Keep hands away from work surface. Following this
rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
Use both hands to operate buffer/polisher. Following
this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
Inspect 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.
Check damaged parts. Before further use of the tool
any part that is damaged should be carefully checked
to determine that it will operate property and perform
its intended function. Check for alignment of moving
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parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts,
mounting, and any other conditions that may affect
its operation. Any 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.
Do not abuse cord. Never carry the tool by the cord
or yank it to disconnect it from the receptacle. Keep
cord away from heat, oil, and sharp edges. Following
this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock or fire.
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 gage size (A.W.G.) of at least 16 is
recommended for an extension cord 100 feet or less
in length. A cord exceeding 100 feet is not
recommended. If in doubt, use the next heavier gage.
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.
Drugs, alcohol, medication. Do not operate tool while
under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any
medication. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and
use them to instruct others who may use this tool. If
you loan someone this tool, loan them these
instructions also.
SYMBOLS
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
min
Minutes
Time
Alternating Current
Type or a characteristic of current
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Direct Current
Type or a characteristic of current
n0
No Load Speed
Rotational speed, at no load
Revolutions or Reciprocation Per Minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed,
orbits etc. per minute
Safety Alert Symbol
Indicates danger, warning or caution.
It means attention!!! Your safety is
involved.
.../min
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols, and the
explanations with them, deserve your careful attention and understanding. The safety warnings do not by
themselves eliminate any danger. The instructions or warnings they give are not substitutes for proper
accident prevention measures.
SYMBOL
MEANING
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL:
Indicates danger, warning, or caution. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs.
DANGER: Failure to obey a safety warning will result in serious injury to yourself or to others. Always
follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
WARNING: Failure to obey a safety warning can result in serious injury to yourself or to others. Always
follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
CAUTION: Failure to obey a safety warning may result in property damage or personal injury to
yourself or to others. Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and
personal injury.
NOTE:
Advises you of information or instructions vital to the operation or maintenance of the equipment.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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APPLICATIONS
Your Ryobi buffer/polisher can be used to polish and buff just
about any high-gloss surface. The specially designed
application bonnet and buffing bonnet are manufactured to
apply and remove waxes and polishes evenly, producing a
deep, long-lasting shine. Some of the more common uses
include:
■ Car
■ Boat
■ RV
■ Personal Aircraft
■ Motorcycle
■ Hardwood floors
■ Large furniture.
WARNING:
This buffer/polisher is designed to buff and polish only. It is
equipped with a low-speed, low-torque motor. Do not attempt
to use it for sanding, grinding, or any other purpose. Failure
to do so can result in permanent damage to the motor and
serious personal injury.
UNPACKING
When you get your new buffer/polisher home, unpack the box
to make sure all information and accessories are included.
The following items should be included:
■ Buffer/Polisher Unit
■ Terry Cloth Application Bonnet
■ Tufted Buffing Bonnet
■ Operator's Manual
■ Warranty Registration Card
WARNING:
If any parts are missing, do not operate your buffer/
polisher until missing parts are replaced. Failure to do so
could result in serious personal injury.
WARNING:
Do not use this product as a component of other products.
Also, do not use attachments or accessories not
recommended for use with this product. Any such use
could result in possible serious personal injury.
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FEATURES
KNOW YOUR BUFFER/POLISHER
Polishing Bonnet
See Figure 1.
Before attempting to use your new Ryobi buffer/polisher,
familiarize yourself with all the safety rules listed in this
Operator's Manual and the operating features shown below.
Re-useable polishing bonnet is made of synthetic tufted
material.
Cord
Foam Pad
9-1/2 in. (241 mm) pad is 1-3/8 in. (35 mm) thick.
On/Off Switch
6-foot cord.
Thumb activated for easier operation.
Insulated Handles
Motor Housing
Insulated handles with fitted pistol grip.
Always make sure air vents are unobstructed during use.
Application Bonnet
Re-useable application bonnet made of 100% terrycloth.
MOTOR HOUSING
CORD
ON/OFF
SWITCH
INSULATED HANDLES
FOAM PAD
Fig. 1
WARNING:
WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity with your buffer/polisher to make
you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a
second is sufficient to inflict severe injury.
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Your buffer/polisher has a precision built electric motor. It
should only be connected to a power supply that is
120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only (normal household current).
Do not operate this tool on direct current (DC). A substantial
voltage drop will cause a loss of power and the motor will
overheat. If your tool does not operate when plugged into
an outlet, double check the power supply.
OPERATION
PREPARE THE SURFACE
For best results, the surface should be clean and dry. Most
high-gloss surfaces can be cleaned with a mild soap and
water solution. For removal of stubborn dirt such as road tar,
grease, and bug stains, you can use a mild ammonia solution
such as that used in glass cleaners. Before using any
cleaning product, check the label for recommended
applications and follow the directions for use.
Never apply cleaner directly onto surface to be polished.
Apply to a clean cloth then use the cloth to clean the
surface.
Do not use any type of abrasive cleanser as it may
damage or scratch the surface.
WARNING:
Before connecting your buffer/polisher to power source,
always check to make sure the switch is not in ON position.
Failure to do so could result in accidental starting of your
buffer/polisher resulting in possible serious injury.
ATTACH THE APPLICATION BONNET
See Figure 2.
WARNING:
DRAWSTRING MUST BE
SECURELY TUCKED
INSIDE BONNET
Fig. 2
APPLY POLISH TO THE APPLICATION BONNET
Most polishes are either in paste or liquid form. Before using
any polish read all directions on appropriate applications and
proper use.
FOR PASTE
See Figure 3.
Use a putty knife or other flat, blunt object to apply
approximately one rounded teaspoon of paste onto the
bonnet. Evenly spread the paste over the entire surface of the
bonnet.
Do not apply paste directly to the surface being polished.
To avoid injury, always make sure the buffer/polisher is
unplugged before attaching bonnets.
Your Ryobi buffer/polisher comes with two bonnets, one for
applying the polish to the surface and the other for buffing the
surface. Both are fitted with a drawstring. The application
bonnet is the one made of terrycloth.
To attach the application bonnet to the pad, loosen the
drawstring so that the bonnet fits completely over the pad.
Place the bonnet over the pad so that the outer edge can be
drawn over the top of the pad. Then carefully tighten the
drawstring around the pad and secure it with a simple
overhand knot. Tuck the drawstring inside the bonnet.
WARNING:
The drawstring must be tucked securely inside the bonnet
before turning the buffer/polisher on. Failure to do so could
result in the drawstring being caught between the motor
housing and orbiting pad, increasing the risk of serious
injury.
Fig. 3
FOR LIQUID
See Figure 4.
Apply a small circle of liquid (about the size of a half-dollar)
around the center of the bonnet, followed by two more rings,
each slightly larger than the previous one. After the first
application, the bonnet will not absorb as much polish. So
apply just two rings, using half of the initial quantity.
Fig. 4
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OPERATION
APPLY POLISH TO SURFACE
WARNING:
See Figure 5.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry and contain long hair
when operating buffer/polisher. They could get caught in
moving parts, causing serious injury.
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields during operation.
CHANGE TO BUFFING BONNET
While holding the polisher firmly against the surface, slide the
On/Off switch to the On position with your thumb. Always
start and stop the polisher on or against the surface
being polished.
Begin by polishing larger flat surfaces, such as hood, trunk
and roof. Use a broad sweeping motion in a criss-cross
pattern. Do not press down on the surface with the polisher,
let the orbital action of the pad and bonnet do the work.
Remove the application bonnet by loosening the drawstring
and slipping the bonnet off the pad. Replace with buffing
bonnet, attaching it the same way as the application bonnet.
WARNING:
The drawstring must be tucked securely inside the bonnet
before turning the buffer/polisher on. Failure to do so could
result in the drawstring being caught between the motor
housing and orbiting pad, increasing the risk of serious
injury.
Buff the surface in the same order: starting with large flat
surfaces and ending with hard-to-reach areas. Use the same
motion, a broad sweeping criss-cross pattern on large flat
areas and small circular motions on all other areas. Remember
to let the polisher do the work.
Fig. 5
Once flat surfaces have been covered, polish curved surfaces
such as car doors and quarter panels. Use small circular
motions. Grip polisher with your hands at 3 and 9 o'clock so
that the cord hangs free.
After applying polish to the entire surface, turn polisher off by
pulling the On/Off switch toward you with your thumb. Wait
until the pad stops rotating before lifting the polisher from the
surface. Unplug polisher.
For hard to reach areas, such as the underside of bumpers or
side mirrors, apply polish by hand.
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
WARNING:
When servicing use only identical Ryobi replacement
parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or
cause product damage.
GENERAL
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, carbon dust, etc.
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleumbased products, penetrating oils, etc. come in contact
with plastic parts. They contain chemicals that may
damage, weaken, or destroy plastic.
APPLICATION AND BUFFING BONNETS
Both the application and buffing bonnets are re-useable. For
maximum life and performance, hand wash after use and
allow them to air dry. If needed, the bonnets can be machine
washed in cold water with a small amount of detergent, then
machine dried using low heat.
PAD
It is important that the pad retains its original shape and
dimensions. Allow it to dry completely after each use. Make
sure to remove the bonnets, wash them and store separately.
Polisher should be stored with the pad facing up in order to
extend pad life and retain its shape. Be careful not to use too
much polish at one time. If the pad becomes saturated, it will
not last as long.
Your buffer/polisher should never be connected to power
supply when you are making adjustments, attaching
bonnets, cleaning the tool housing, or when not in use.
Disconnecting your buffer/polisher will prevent accidental
starting that could cause serious personal injury.
WARNING:
Never pour any liquid directly onto the tool. And never
immerse the tool in liquid to clean it. Failure to do so can
result in electric shock and serious personal injury.
WARNING:
Keep extension cords clear of the working area. Position
the cord so that it will not get caught during use. Be
especially careful not to allow the cord to become entangled
in the rotating pad.
WARNING:
Check extension cords before each use. If damaged
replace immediately. Never use tool with a damaged cord
since touching the damaged area could cause electrical
shock resulting in serious injury.
MOTOR AND INTERNAL COMPONENTS
The motor and internal components are designed to be
maintenance free. The exterior surface can be cleaned with
a mild soap and damp sponge.
If you suspect a problem with the motor or other internal
components, do not attempt to remove the motor housing or
otherwise expose the internal components. Contact Ryobi
Customer Service at 1-800-525-2579 for the authorized
service center nearest you.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Wax does not go on evenly.
Too much wax on the bonnet.
Remove a portion of the wax and retry.
Polishing seems difficult.
Bonnet may be worn.
Replace bonnet.
Polisher does not turn on.
Bad connection to receptacle.
Check to make sure plug is properly
seated in outlet. If using an extension
cord, check connection and wire gauge.
Problem with motor.
Call your Ryobi authorized service center.
Bonnet surface is creased or
wrinkled, resulting in uneven
application/buffing.
Drawstring is loose.
Untie drawstring and retighten.
Pad spins slower than normal or
not at all.
Motor needs to be serviced or
replaced.
Call your Ryobi authorized service center.
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OPERATOR'S MANUAL
10 in. (254 mm) ORBIT BUFFER/POLISHER
MODEL RB100
EXTENSION CORD CAUTION
**Ampere rating
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 tool 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 should be used.
When working with a tool outdoors, use an extension cord that is
designed for outside use. This is indicated by the letters "WA" on
the cord's jacket.
Before using any extension cord, inspect it for loose or exposed
wires and cut or worn insulation.
(on tool data plate)
0-2.0
2.1-3.4
Cord Length
3.5-5.0
5.1-7.0
7.1-12.0 12.1-16.0
Wire Size (A.W.G.)
25'
16
16
16
16
14
14
50'
16
16
16
14
14
12
100'
16
16
14
12
10
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CAUTION: Keep the extension cord clear of the working
area. Position the cord so that it will not get caught on workpiece,
tools, or other obstructions while you are working with a power
tool.
**Used on 12 gauge - 20 amp circuit.
• SERVICE
Now that you have purchased your tool, should a need ever exist for repair parts or
service, simply contact your nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center. Be sure to
provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit. Please call 1-800-525-2579 for your
nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center. You can also check our web site at
www.ryobitools.com for a complete list of Authorized Service Centers.
• MODEL NO.
The model and serial numbers of your tool will be found on a plate attached to the motor
housing. Please record the serial number in the space provided below.
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MODEL NUMBER
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SERIAL NUMBER
RB100
RYOBI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1428 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson, SC 29625
Post Office Box 1207, Anderson, SC 29622-1207
Phone 1-800-525-2579
www.ryobitools.com
972000-926