Bosch 1711D User Manual
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Power Tool Safety Rules
! WARNING 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
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 create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
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. Before plugging in the tool, be certain the outlet voltage supplied is within the voltage marked on the nameplate. Do not use ìAC onlyî rated tools with a DC power supply.
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. If operating the power tool in damp locations is unavoidable, a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter must be used to supply the power to your tool. Electrician’s rubber gloves and footwear will further enhance your personal safety.
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
and reduce the risk of electric shock. Refer to “Recommended sizes of Extension Cords” in the Accessory section of this manual.
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.
Keep handles dry, clean and free from oil and grease.
Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is ìOFFî 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 ìONî. 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,
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
Tool Use and Care
Use clamps or other practical way to secure and support the workpiece to a
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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 ìONî or ìOFFî. Any tool that cannot be
controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
Disconnect the plug from the 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 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. Any alteration or modification is a misuse and may result in a dangerous condition.
Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any
other condition that may affect the tools operation. If damaged, have the tool serviced before using. Many accidents are
caused by poorly maintained tools. Develop a periodic maintenance schedule for your tool.
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.
Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or
maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury. For example: internal wires may be misplaced or pinched, safety guard return springs may be improperly mounted.
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. Certain cleaning agents such as gasoline, carbon tetrachloride, ammonia, etc. may damage plastic parts.
Angle Grinder Safety Rules
Always use proper guard with grinding wheel. A guard protects operator from
broken wheel fragments. When using grinding wheel attachments, the guard must always be attached to the tool and positioned for maximum safety, so the least amount of wheel is exposed from the side the tool is being operated.
Accessories must be rated for at least the speed recommended on the tool warning
label. Wheels and other accessories running over rated speed can fly apart and cause injury. Grinding wheels or any other accessory must have a maximum safe operating speed greater than the “no load RPM” marked on the tool’s nameplate.
Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tools 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.
Always use auxiliary handle for maximum control over torque reaction or
Operation of the grinder without the side handle could cause loss of control of the grinder, resulting in possible serious personal injury.
Before using a grinder or installing a new wheel, inspect the grinding wheel for chips and cracks. Remove bad wheels immediately. Run the tool at no load for one minute, holding the tool in the direction away from people. Wheels with
flaws will normally break apart during this time.
Carefully handle both the tool and individual grinding wheels to avoid chipping or cracking. Install a new wheel if tool is dropped while grinding. Do not
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use a wheel that may be damaged.
Fragments from a wheel that bursts during operation will fly away at great velocity possibly striking you or bystanders.
Do not use grinding wheel that is larger than the maximum recommended size for your tool, or worn down damaged wheels from larger grinders. Wheels intended for
large angle sander/grinders are not suitable for the high speed of a small angle sander/grinder, these wheels may easily burst and the fragments strike you or bystanders.
Do not use depressed hub grinding wheels for
hub wheels or type 27 wheels are not intended for side loading and may shatter under overload.
Do not use this tool with ìWoodcarvingî blade. Such blades create frequent kick-
back and loss of control.
Wear proper apparel while using a sander/grinder. Face shield or at least
safety goggles, dust mask, leather gloves and shop apron capable of stopping small wheel or workpiece fragments.
Position the cord clear of the spinning grinding wheel or any other sanding accessory. Do not wrap the cord around your arm or wrist. If you lose control and
have the cord wrapped around your arm or wrist it may entrap you and cause injury.
Avoid bouncing and snagging the wheel, especially when working corners, sharp edges etc. This can cause loss of control
Regularily clean the toolís air vents by compressed air. Excessive accumulation of
powdered metal inside the motor housing may cause electrical failures.
Do not grind or sand near flammable materials. Sparks from the wheel could
ignite these materials.
This tool can be converted to a sander. When grinding is resumed the proper guard and wheel flanges MUST be reinstalled before proceeding with grinding. The guard must always be attached to the tool and positioned for maximum safety, so the least amount of wheel is exposed from the side the tool is being operated. The grinding wheel guard
cannot be used for most sanding operations or for wire brushing.
When sanding, do not use oversized sanding disc. Larger sanding disc will
extend beyond the sanding pad causing snagging, tearing of the disc or
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:
•Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
•Arsenic and chromium from chemicallytreated 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.
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IMPORTANT: Some of the following symbols may be used on your tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.
Frequency (cycles per second)
Size of drill bits, grinding wheels, etc.
No load speed
Rotational speed, at no load
Revolutions or reciprocation per minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed,
orbits etc. per minute
Zero speed, zero torque...
1, 2, 3, ...
Speed, torque or position settings.
I, II, III,
Higher number means greater speed
Infinitely variable selector with off
Speed is increasing from 0 setting
Action in the direction of arrow
Type or a characteristic of current
Type or a characteristic of current
Alternating or direct current
Type or a characteristic of current
Class II construction
Designates Double Insulated
Alerts user to warning messages
This symbol designates that this tool is listed by Underwriters Laboratories.
This symbol designates that this tool is listed by the Canadian Standards Association.
This symbol designates that this tool is listed to Canadian Standards by Underwriters Laboratories.
This symbol designates that this tool is listed by Underwriters Laboratories, and listed to Canadian Standards by Underwriters Laboratories.
This symbol designates that
this tool complies to NOM Mexican Standards.
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Functional Description and Specifications
Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any assembly, adjustments or changing accessories. Such preventive safety
measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
GUARD RELEASE / LOCK
1710 & 1710D
1711 & 1711D
Max. wheel diameter
Max. wire wheel
Max. wire cup brush
Max. sanding disc
Max. cut off wheel
Max. dry diamond wheel
NOTE: For tool specifications refer to the nameplate on your tool.
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WHEEL GUARD INSTALLATION
! WARNING Use wheel guard with disc grinding wheels. Always
close the latch to secure the guard. Keep the guard between you and the wheel. Do not direct guard opening toward your body.
The position of the guard can be adjusted to accommodate the operation being performed.
To attach wheel guard DISCONNECT tool from power source.
Open guard release/lock latch and position guard on spindle neck so that the two bumps on guard, line up with the two notches on the spindle neck.
Rotate guard either direction to desired position, and close latch to secure guard in place.
TO REMOVE GUARD: Open guard release/lock latch, rotate guard until the two bumps on guard line up with the two notches on the spindle neck, and lift guard off the spindle neck.
RELEASE / LOCK
LOCK NUT AND BACKING FLANGE
Your tool is equipped with a threaded spindle for mounting accessories. Always use the supplied lock nut (and backing flange) that has same thread size as spindle.
The side handle used to guide and balance the tool can be threaded into the front housing on either side of the tool, depending on personal preference and comfort. Use the side handle for safe control
Disc Grinding Wheel Assembly
Disconnect tool from power source. Be sure that wheel guard is in place for grinding. Place BACKING FLANGE and GRINDING WHEEL on the spindle. Thread on the lock nut and tighten nut using the supplied lock nut wrench, while holding the spindle lock in.
TO REMOVE: Reverse procedure.
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Masonry Cutting Wheel Assembly
For cutting masonry materials like brick, tile, stone, etc., it is best to use a dry diamond cutting wheel. Use only lock nut and flange with equal diameters. The wheel guard must be used with a dry diamond cutting wheel.
! WARNING Do not use water or other cooling fluid with this tool
Disconnect tool from power source before attaching cutting wheel. With wheel guard in place, assemble flange, cutting wheel and lock nut as illustrated on page 7.
When cutting, make only small passes through workpiece at a time. Be aware that “Kickback” can occur at any time. Keep both hands on tool for maximum control.
Sanding Accessories Assembly
Before attaching a backing ! WARNING pad be sure its maximum
safe operating speed is not exceeded by the nameplate speed of the tool.
! WARNING Wheel guard may not be used for most sanding
operations. Always reinstall wheel guard when converting back to grinding operations.
brushes are threaded hub, simply Be sure to seat turning tool “ON”.
TO INSTALL BACKING PAD AND
Disconnect tool from power source. Set the tool on its top side (spindle up). Place the rubber backing pad onto the spindle shaft. Center the sanding disc on top of the backing pad. Insert the lock nut through the disc and thread onto the spindle as far as you can with your fingers. Press in the spindle lock, then tighten the backing pad securely with lock nut wrench.
TO REMOVE BACKING PAD AND
Disconnect tool from power source. Using the lock nut wrench unscrew the nut from the spindle, while holding spindle lock in.
WIRE BRUSH ASSEMBLY
Before assembling wire brush to this tool, disconnect from the power source. Wire
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! WARNING Hold the tool with both hands while starting the
tool, since torque from the motor can cause the tool to twist.
Start the tool before applying to work and let the tool come to full speed before contacting the workpiece. Lift the tool from the work before releasing the switch. DO NOT turn the switch “ON” and “OFF” while the tool is under load; this will greatly decrease the switch life.
PADDLE SWITCH WITH
The Paddle switch enables the operator to control the switch functions of
TO UNLOCK SWITCH AND TURN TOOL "ON": Push
TO SWITCH TOOL "OFF": Release pressure on paddle lever. The switch is spring loaded and will return to "OFF" position automatically.
PADDLE SWITCH WITH
The Paddle switch enables the operator to control the switch functions of
TO UNLOCK SWITCH AND TURN TOOL "ON": Push switch release lever backward to unlock ON/OFF switch, then squeeze paddle switch.
TO SWITCH TOOL "OFF": Release pressure on paddle lever. The switch is spring loaded
and will return to "OFF" position automatically.
TO LOCK SWITCH "ON": After paddle switch has been activated push
"OFF": Squeeze and
SELECTING GRINDING WHEELS
! WARNING Before using a grinding wheel, be certain that its
maximum safe operating speed is not exceeded by the nameplate speed of the grinder. Do not exceed the recommended wheel diameter.
hardness, grit size and structure. The correct type of wheel to use is determined by the job. Use disc grinding wheels for fast grinding of structural steel, heavy weld beads, steel casting, stainless steel and other ferrous metals.
DISC GRINDING WHEELS
Grinding wheels should be carefully selected in order to use the grinder most efficiently. Wheels vary in type of abrasive, bond,
Efficient grinding is achieved by controlling the pressure and keeping the angle between wheel and workpiece at 10° to 15°. If the wheel is flat, the tool is difficult to control. If
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the angle is too steep, the pressure is concentrated on a small area causing burning to the work surface.
Excessive or sudden pres- ! WARNING sure on the wheel will slow
grinding action and put dangerous stresses on the wheel.
When grinding with a new wheel be certain to grind while pulling tool backwards until wheel becomes rounded on its edge. New wheels have sharp corners which tend to “bite” or cut into workpiece when pushing forward.
SELECTING SANDING DISC
Sanding discs are made of extremely hard and sharp aluminum oxide grits, phenolresin bonded to a sturdy fiber backing for fast
Sanding discs range in grit from 16 (very coarse) to 180 (very fine). To obtain best results, select sanding discs carefully. Many
jobs require the use of several grit sizes and at times both “open coat and closed coat” discs are required to get the job done faster. See chart for application examples.
Operation: Refinishing painted wood or metal surfaces.
To remove paint and to smooth
the rough sanding.
To remove scratches left by
To smooth surfaces for painting,
polishing or waxing.
For best results, tilt the Disc Sander at a 10° to 15° angle while sanding so that only about 1" of the surface around the edge of the disc contacts the work.
! WARNING If the disc (accessory) is held flat or the back edge of
the disc comes in contact with the work, a violent thrust to the side may result.
If sander is tilted too much, sanding action will be too great and a rough cut surface or gouging and snagging will result.
Guide the Disc Sander with crosswise strokes. Be careful not to hold the sander in one spot too long. Do not use a circular motion, as this makes swirl marks. Test before use on scrap stock.
Do not force or apply pressure when sanding. Use only the weight of the tool for pressure. Excess pressure actually slows the tool down. If faster stock removal is desired, change to a coarser grit disc.
Remove gummy paint from metal with an “open coat” disc. Sand until sparks start to
appear, then stop and change to a “closed coat” disc to remove any remaining paint.
When sanding wood the direction of the disc motion at the contact point should parallel the grain as much as possible. The rapid cut of discs and the swirl type scratch pattern they occasionally create generally prohibit their use for producing the final finish.
Scratches and circular marks are usually the result of using too coarse a grit. When changing to a finer grit, move across the sanding lines that were made by a previous coarser disc.
When sanding automobiles or appliances, wipe the metal clean with a
For heavy duty work, use a coarse grit disc first.