Bosch 3365 User Manual
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Power Tool Safety Rules
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 “AC only” 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
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 “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,
Tool Use and Care
Use clamps or other practical way 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 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.
Safety Rules for Planers
Secure the material being planed. Never hold it in your hand or across legs. Small workpiece must be adequately secured so that the rotating planer blades will not pick it up during forward motion of the planer. Unstable support can cause the blades to bind causing loss of control and injury.
Always start the plane before blade is in contact with the workpiece and allow the blade to come to full speed. Tool can vibrate or chatter if blade speed is too slow at beginning of cut and possibly kickback.
Check the workpiece for nails, if there are nails, either remove or set them well below intended finished surface. If the
planer blades strike objects like nails it may cause the tool to kickback and serious personal injury may result.
Unplug the planer before changing accessories. Before plugging the tool in, check that the trigger lock is "OFF".
After changing blades, rotate the blade cylinder (cutter drum) to make sure blades are not hitting any part of the blade head housing and the blade locking screws are tight. Spinning blades could strike tool housing and damage tool as well as possible injury.
Always hold the tool firmly with both hands for maximum control.
Never pull the plane backward over the workpiece. Loss of control may occur.
Do not put fingers or any objects into the chip ejector or clean out chips while tool is running. Contact with blade drum will cause injury.
Remove plug from power source if it becomes necessary to remove chips. The blades are hidden from view and you may be cut if blade is contacted.
Never place the plane down until the blade is completely at rest. Surface contact with coasting blade drum may cause the plane to walk out of control.
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.
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.
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.
CHIP EXHAUST PORT
THE CUTTING DEPTH
5/64", 1/16", 3/64",
1mm (•), 1/32", 1/64",
& 1/128" (•)
120 V 50 - 60Hz
0 - 5/64" (0 - 2mm)
0 - 5/16" (0 - 8mm)
No load speed
The planer comes with two chip exhaust ports, which may be used with a chip bag (Fig.2) or a shop vacuum and vacuum connector (Fig.3) to keep your work environment cleaner. The chip bag or vacuum connector may be attached to either end of the exhaust port.
Moving the port selector lever to position 1 (towards front of tool) discharges chips to the left, while position 2 (towards rear of tool) discharges chips to the right (Fig. 1)
The planer blades are sharp ! WARNING and fragile and must be
handled carefully to avoid injury to the user or damage to the blades.
The planer blades have two cutting edges, and may be reversed when one of the cutting edges becomes dull or chipped.
Do not attempt to sharpen or use resharpened used blades of any kind. Use only blades designated for use with this model, because other blades will cause vibration, decrease perfomance and may not clamp securely in blade holder.
REVERSING OR REPLACING BLADES
To reverse or replace the blade, loosen the clamping screws with blade wrench. With the screws loosened, slide the blade lengthwise out of the cutter drum, taking care to keep your fingers away from the sharp edges of the blade (Fig. 4).
A piece of wood may be used for this purpose. If the blade is gummed and difficult to remove, you may clean the blade with mineral spirits, lacquer thinner or alcohol.
Clean all surfaces before reinstalling the new blade, as this will ensure an accurate blade setting and proper tool performance.
To ensure an even cut, it is important that the blade is adjusted so that it aligns with the outside edge of the front and rear shoes. This alignment can be done as follows: place a straight edge or a piece of wood along the outside surface of the front shoe and rear shoe, then slide the planer blade to just contact the straight edge or wood (Fig.5).
Make sure the blade sits correctly in the holder groove of the cutter drum.
You may then tighten the clamping screws which secure the blade and your planer is ready for use.
TRIGGER "ON/OFF" SWITCH
! WARNING Hold the tool with both hands while starting the
tool, since torque from the motor can cause the tool to twist.
To turn tool "ON", depress the
To increase switch life, do not turn switch on and off while tool and drum are held against a workpiece.
Check that the workpiece is held in place securely on your work surface, and standing comfortably, hold the planer firmly with both hands. With the planer fully adjusted, place the front shoe on the workpiece, (be certain that the cutter drum is not in contact with
the work) and start the planer as described earlier. With pressure on the front shoe, and the fence against the side of the work (to control the width or angle,) feed the planer steadily until the rear shoe fully engages the workpiece. Now gradually transfer pressure to the rear shoe, and continue planing to the end of the cut. Feed the planer at a uniform and reasonable rate, which does not put excessive strain on the motor or blades, (do not pull the planer back over the surface already cut.) Use progressive cuts until you are near the desired depth, and then readjust to a light cut for the final pass to obtain a good surface finish.
overloaded. Reduce the pressure (feed rate) or depth of cut to prevent possible damage to the tool if the motor labors.
TOOL PARK REST
as well as the feed rate, and is largely a
The park swings down to help keep the
matter of experience. Start with a light cut
blade from coming in contact with the work
and increase the depth setting if the plane
surface when plane is not in use (Fig. 6). The
moves freely through the workpiece with no
tool park rest was designed to swing up and
excessive load on the motor. Do not change
out of the way by it itself when the back of
depth of cut while planing.
the plane crosses the leading edge of the
The cutting depth is determined by the
workpiece (Fig. 7).
difference in height between the adjustable
front shoe, and the fixed rear shoe of the
planer. As the front shoe is adjusted, it
retracts and exposes the blade, which can
then remove the desired amount from the
workpiece. The cutting depth is graduated
from 0 to 5/64 of an inch, and the "0"
indicates the blade is fully retracted.
Adjusting depth of cut: Rotate depth
adjustment knob until the indicator engages
the detent which indicates the desired
cutting depth on the depth scale (Fig. 1).
The planer may be set to cut any depth from
0 to 5/64 of an inch.
STANDARD PARALLEL WIDTH
The width guide fence can be used to cut
various desired widths (Fig. 1).
ADJUSTING DEPTH OF CUT
Installing the guide fence: Place the wing
knob through the appropriate hole in the
Proper cutting depth should be determined
guide bracket and screw into the housing.
according to the hardness, gumminess or
Securely tighten wing knob.
moisture content of the material being cut,
Setting the cutting width: Loosen wing knob and slide the fence along the guide bracket to the desired position. Securely tighten wing knob. Be certain that the flat washer (supplied) is fitted between the bottom of the guide fence and wing knob or the guide fence is likely to slip.
DELUXE ANGLE FENCE
The optional deluxe angle fence (Fig. 8) can be used to cut various desired widths, with the additional capability of guiding the planer on any angle up to 45 degrees, to allow edge chamfering (Fig. 9).
knobs and pivot the fence to the desired position. Securely tighten round knobs (Fig. 1).
Note that the adjustable front shoe contains a chamfer
8 mm max
82 mm max
Installing the angle fence: Place the wing knob through the appropriate hole in the guide bracket and screw into the housing. Securely tighten wing knob (Fig. 1).
Setting the cutting width: Loosen wing knob and using the width scale, slide the fence along the guide bracket to the desired position. Securely tighten wing knob (Fig. 1).
Setting the cutting angle: Loosen round
RABBETING DEPTH STOP
The optional rabbeting depth stop accessory (Fig. 1) allows the user to set any rabbeting depth from 0 to 5/16 inch. For best results, it is important that the blade be properly aligned (See "BLADE ALIGNMENT"). The width of the rabbet is controlled by the width fence. The maximum cutting width is
Setting the rabbet depth: Loosen wing knob and using the depth scale on the rabbeting depth stop, set the desired rabbet depth. Securely tighten wing knob.
The drive belt is a normal maintenance part and should be inspected periodically for wear. If the drive belt shows signs of drying out, cracking or tearing, it should be replaced. If the drive belt will not track properly or comes off the pulleys, it should be replaced.
Installing new drive belt: Loosen screw and remove the drive belt cover. Cut and remove the worn drive belt. Before installing the new drive belt, clean both pulleys thoroughly. First place the new drive belt onto the drive pulley then rotate clockwise while pushing the belt onto the driven pulley. Reinstall the drive belt cover and securely tighten screw (Fig. 10).
Preventive maintenance performed by unauthorized personnel may result in misplacing of
internal wires and components which could cause serious hazard. We recommend that all tool service be performed by a Bosch Factory Service Center or Authorized Bosch Service Station.
Your Bosch tool has been properly lubricated and is ready to use. It is recommended that tools with gears be regreased with a special gear lubricant at every brush change.
The brushes and commutator in your tool have been engineered for many hours of dependable service. To maintain peak efficiency of the motor, we recommend every two to six months the brushes be examined. Only genuine Bosch replacement brushes specially designed for your tool should be used.
should be replaced at Bosch Factory Service Center or Authorized Bosch Service Station. Bearings which become noisy (due to heavy load or very abrasive material cutting) should be replaced at once to avoid overheating or motor failure.
To avoid accidents always disconnect the tool from the power supply before cleaning or
performing any maintenance. The tool may be cleaned most effectively with compressed dry air. Always wear safety goggles when cleaning tools with compressed air.
Ventilation openings and switch levers must be kept clean and free of foreign matter. Do not attempt to clean by inserting pointed objects through openings.
Certain cleaning agents and solvents damage plastic parts. Some of these are: gasoline,
carbon tetrachloride, chlorinated cleaning solvents, ammonia and household detergents that contain ammonia.
If an extension cord is
RECOMMENDED SIZES OF EXTENSION CORDS
necessary, a cord with
120 VOLT ALTERNATING CURRENT TOOLS
adequate size conductors that is capable
Cord Size in A.W.G.
Wire Sizes in mm2
of carrying the current necessary for your
tool must be used. This will prevent
Cord Length in Feet
Cord Length in Meters
excessive voltage drop, loss of power or
overheating. Grounded tools must use 3-
wire extension cords that have
plugs and receptacles.
NOTE: The smaller the gauge number, the
heavier the cord.
* Standard parallel width guide fence
(*= standard equipment)
** Deluxe angle fence
(**= optional accessories)
**Rabbeting depth stop
*Blade wrench 2.5mm
*Carbide reversible blades (2)