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  • Brand: Bosch
  • Product: Sanders
  • Model/name: PSM 160 A
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Robert Bosch GmbH
Power Tools Division
70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
2 609 002 309 (2011.04) T / 66 WEU
PSM 160 A
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f Avoidbodycontactwithearthedorgroundedsurfaces,
such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is
earthed or grounded.
f Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
f 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 and moving parts. Damaged
or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
f When operating a power tool outdoors, use an exten-
sioncord suitablefor outdoor use. Useofa cord suitable
for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
f If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoid-
able, use a residual current device (RCD) protected
supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.
Personal safety
f Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sensewhen operating apower tool.Do notuse apower
toolwhileyouaretiredor undertheinfluenceofdrugs,
alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while op-
erating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
f Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask,
for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
f Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in
the off-position before connecting to power source
and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or en-
ergising power tools that have the switch on invites acci-
f Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning
the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a ro-
tating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
f Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
all times. This enables better control of the power tool in
unexpected situations.
f Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewel-
lery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from
moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be
caught in moving parts.
f If devices are provided for the connection of dust ex-
traction and collection facilities, ensure these are con-
nected and properly used. Use of dust collection can re-
duce dust-related hazards.
Power tool use and care
f Donotforcethe powertool.Use thecorrectpower tool
for your application. The correct power tool will do the
job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
f 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.
f 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.
f 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.
f Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or bind-
ing of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other
condition that may affect the powertool’s operation.If
damaged, have the power tool repaired before use.
Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power
f Keepcuttingtoolssharpandclean. Properly maintained
and are easier to control.
f Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in ac-
cordance with these instructions, taking into account
the working conditions and the work to be performed.
Use of the power tool for operations different from those
intended could result in a hazardous situation.
f Haveyourpowertoolservicedbyaqualifiedrepairper-
son using only identical replacement parts. This will en-
sure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
Safety Warnings for Sander
f Usethemachineonlyfordrysanding.Penetrationofwa-
ter into the machine increases the riskof an electric shock.
f Caution, fire hazard! Avoid overheating the object be-
ing sanded as well as the sander. Always empty the
dust collector before taking breaks. In unfavourable
conditions, e. g., when sparks emit from sanding metals,
sanding debris in the dust bag, micro filter or paper sack
(or in the filter sack or filter of the vacuum cleaner) can
nish, polyurethane or other chemical materials and when
the sanding debris is hot after long periods of working.
f Secure the workpiece. A workpiece clamped with clamp-
ing devices or in a vice is held more secure than by hand.
f Never use the machine with a damaged cable. Do not
touch the damaged cable and pull the mains plug when
thecableis damaged while working. Damaged cables in-
crease the risk of an electric shock.
f Products sold in GB only: Your product is fitted with a
BS 1363/Aapprovedelectricplugwithinternalfuse(ASTA
approved to BS 1362).
cut off and an appropriate plug fitted in its place by an au-
thorised customer service agent. The replacement plug
should have the same fuse rating as the original plug.
The severed plug must be disposed of to avoid a possible
shock hazard and should never be inserted into a mains
socket elsewhere.
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Product Description and Specifica-
Read all safety warnings and all instruc-
tions. Failure to follow the warnings and in-
structions may result in electric shock, fire
and/or serious injury.
Intended Use
The machine is intended for dry sanding and polishing of
wood, filler and coated surfaces. It is especially suitable for
profiles, corners or hard to reach locations.
Product Features
The numbering of the product features refers to the illustra-
tion of the machine on the graphics page.
1 On/Off switch
2 Dust box, complete (Microfilter System)
3 Latching lever for dust box
4 Sanding sheet*
5 Sanding plate
6 SDS button for release of the sanding plate
7 Extraction outlet
8 Filter element (Microfilter System)
9 Extraction adapter*
10 Vacuum hose*
11 Pad extender*
12 Sanding plate for extender*
13 Narrow pad extender*
14 Narrow rounded pad extender*
*Accessories shown or described are not part of the standard de-
livery scope of the product. A complete overview of accessories
can be found in our accessories program.
Technical Data
Noise/Vibration Information
Measured sound values determined according to EN 60745.
Typically the A-weighted sound pressure level of the product
is 76 dB(A). Uncertainty K=3 dB.
The noise level when working can exceed 80 dB(A).
Wear hearing protection!
Vibration total values ah (triax vector sum) and uncertainty K
determined according to EN 60745:
ah=5.5 m/s2
, K=1.5 m/s2
been measured in accordance with a standardised test given
er. It may be used for a preliminary assessment of exposure.
The declared vibration emission level represents the main ap-
plications of the tool. However if the tool is used for different
applications, with different accessories or poorly maintained,
the vibration emission may differ. This may significantly in-
crease the exposure level over the total working period.
An estimation of the level of exposure to vibration should also
take into account the times when the tool is switched off or
when it is running but not actually doing the job. This may sig-
nificantly reduce the exposure level over the total working pe-
Identify additional safety measures to protect the operator
from the effectsof vibration such as: maintain the tool and the
accessories, keep the hands warm, organisation of work pat-
Declaration of Conformity
We declare under our sole responsibility that the product de-
scribed under “Technical Data” is in conformity with the fol-
lowing standards or standardization documents: EN 60745
according to the provisions of the directives 2004/108/EC,
Technical file at:
Robert Bosch GmbH, PT/ESC,
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Leinfelden, 06.04.2011
f Before any work on the machine itself, pull the mains
Dust/Chip Extraction
f Dusts from materials such as lead-containing coatings,
some wood types, minerals and metal can be harmful to
one’s health. Touching or breathing-in the dusts can cause
allergic reactions and/or lead to respiratory infections of
the user or bystanders.
Multi Sander PSM 160 A
Article number 3 603 C77 0..
Rated power input W 160
No-load speed min-1
No-load orbital stroke rate min-1
Sanding sheet surface cm2
Orbit diameter mm 1.6
Weight according to
EPTA-Procedure 01/2003 kg 1.4
Protection class /II
The values given are valid for a nominal voltage [U] of 230 V. For differ-
ent voltages and models for specific countries, these values can vary.
Please observe the article number on the type plate of your machine.
The trade names of the individual machines may vary.
Dr. Egbert Schneider
Senior Vice President
Dr. Eckerhard Strötgen
Head of Product
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Certain dusts, such as oak or beech dust, are considered
as carcinogenic, especially in connection with wood-treat-
ment additives (chromate, wood preservative). Materials
containing asbestos may only be worked by specialists.
– Asfaraspossible,useadust extractionsystemsuitable
for the material.
– Provide for good ventilation of the working place.
– It is recommended to wear a P2 filter-class respirator.
Observe the relevant regulations in your country for the
materials to be worked.
f Prevent dust accumulation at the workplace. Dusts can
easily ignite.
Integrated Dust Extraction with Dust Box
(see Fig. A1 – A4)
Attach the dust box 2 onto the extraction outlet 7 until it
To empty the dust box 2, press the latching levers 3 on the
side of the dust box (n). Pull off the dust box toward the bot-
tom (o).
Before opening the dust box 2, it is recommended to loosen
the dust from the filter element by gently striking it against a
firm support (as shown in the figure).
Grasp the dust box 2 by the recessed grip, fold the filter ele-
ment 8 upward and empty the dust box. Clean the thin plates
of the filter element 8 with a soft brush.
External Dust Extraction (see figure B)
Slide the extraction adapter 9 onto the outletpiece 7. Ensure
that the latching levers of the extraction adapter engage. The
extraction adapter 9 accepts a vacuum hose with a diameter
of 19 mm.
Connect the vacuum hose 10 to a vacuum cleaner (accesso-
ry). An overview for connecting to various vacuum cleaners
can be found at the end of this manual.
For removal of the extraction adapter 9, press the latching le-
vers together at the rear and pull the extraction adapter off.
The vacuum cleaner must be suitable for the material being
When vacuuming dry dust that is especially detrimental to
health or carcinogenic, use a special vacuum cleaner.
Replacing the Sanding Sheet (see figure C)
When attaching a new sanding sheet, remove any dust or de-
bris from the sanding plate 5 (e. g. with a brush).
To ensure optimum dust extraction, pay attention that the
punched holes in the sanding sheet match with the holes in
the sanding plate.
The sanding plate 5 is fitted with Velcro backing for quick and
easy fastening of sanding sheets with Velcro adhesion.
Before attaching the sanding sheet 4, free the Velcro backing
of the sanding plate 5 from any debris by tapping against it in
order to enable optimum adhesion.
The machine is fitted with 2 sanding sheets that can be
changed individually, depending on the degree of wear.
f Only use the machine when both sanding sheets are
f Only use sanding sheets with the same grain size.
Position the sanding sheet 4 flush alongside one edge of the
sanding plate 5, then lay the sanding sheet onto the sanding
plate and press firmly.
To remove the sanding sheet 4, grasp it at one of the tips and
pull it off from the sanding plate 5.
Sanding sheets of the Bosch Delta Sander can be used.
Sanding accessories, such as fleece pads/polishing cloth
pads, are attached to the sanding plate in the same manner.
Selecting the Sanding Sheet
of material removal, different sanding sheets are available:
For reworking or polishing, especially of metal and stone, use
fleece/polishing cloth pad.
Depending on the desired surface quality of the workpiece,
different fleece types or polishing cloth pads are to be used.
Replacing the Sanding Plate (see figure D)
n SlidetheSDSbuttonforreleaseofthesandingplate6all
the way to the right.
o Remove the sanding plate 5.
p Guide the sanding plate 5 from below against the sand-
ing plate holder and firmly press them together.
q SlidetheSDSbuttonforreleaseofthesandingplate6all
the way to the left.
If,e. g.,thefronttipofthesandingsheetisworn,youcanalso
remove the complete sanding plate and reattach it turned by
Specialty Sanding Plates
You can replace the supplied sanding plate 5 with a specialty
sanding plate, which is available as an accessory.
Thespecialtysandingplateis attachedinthesamemanneras
the one supplied.
Attachandremove therespectivesandingsheets inthe same
manner as when changing original sanding sheets.
Grain size
For the working of all wooden
For coarse-sanding, e. g. of rough,
unplaned beams and boards
coarse 40
For face sanding and planing small
medium 80, 120
For finish and fine sanding of hard
fine 180
For the working of paint/enamel
coats or primers and fillers
For sanding off paint coarse 40
For sanding primer medium 80, 120
For final sanding of primers before
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Pad Extender (see figure E)
With the pad extender 11 you can sand surfaces that are diffi-
cult to access, such as sills on windows, cabinets or doors.
Pad Extender, Narrow (see figure F)
With the narrow pad extender 13 you can sand narrow open-
ings, slots and passages.
Pad Extender, Narrow Rounded (see figure G)
The narrow rounded pad extender 14 allows you to sand
curved and hollow areas or surfaces that are curved inward,
such as on furniture, rails or heating radiators.
Starting Operation
f Observecorrectmains voltage!Thevoltage of thepow-
er source must agree with the voltage specified on the
nameplate of the machine. Power tools marked with
230 V can also be operated with 220 V.
Switching On and Off
Tostartthemachine,tilttheOn/Offswitch 1towardtheright
to the “I” position.
Toswitchoffthemachine,tilttheOn/Offswitch 1towardthe
left to the “0” position.
Working Advice
f Before any work on the machine itself, pull the mains
f Wait until the machine has come to a standstill before
placing it down.
The removal capacity during sanding is mainly determined by
the selection of the sanding sheet.
Only flawless sanding sheets achieve good sanding capacity
and extend the service life of the machine.
Pay attention to apply uniform sanding pressure; this increas-
es the working life of the sanding sheets.
Intensifiying the sanding pressure does not lead to an in-
crease of the sanding capacity, but to increased wear of the
machine and the sanding sheet.
reach areas, it is also possible to work only with the tip or an
edge of the sanding plate.
A sanding sheet that has been used for metal should not be
used for other materials.
Use only original Bosch sanding accessories.
Maintenance and Service
Maintenance and Cleaning
f For safe and proper working, always keep the machine
and ventilation slots clean.
If the machine should fail despite the care taken in manufac-
an after-sales service centre for Bosch power tools.
clude the 10-digit article number given on the type plate of
the machine.
After-sales Service and Customer Assistance
Our after-sales service responds to your questions concern-
ing maintenance and repair of your product as well as spare
parts. Exploded views and information on spare parts can al-
so be found under:
Our customer service representatives can answer your ques-
tions concerning possible applications and adjustment of
products and accessories.
Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
UB 9 5HJ
Tel. Service: +44 (0844) 736 0109
Fax: +44 (0844) 736 0146
Origo Ltd.
Unit 23 Magna Drive
Magna Business Park
City West
Dublin 24
Tel. Service: +353 (01) 4 66 67 00
Fax: +353 (01) 4 66 68 88
Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands
Robert Bosch Australia Pty. Ltd.
Power Tools
Locked Bag 66
Clayton South VIC 3169
Customer Contact Center
Inside Australia:
Phone: +61 (01300) 307 044
Fax: +61 (01300) 307 045
Inside New Zealand:
Phone: +64 (0800) 543 353
Fax: +64 (0800) 428 570
Outside AU and NZ:
Phone: +61 (03) 9541 5555
Republic of South Africa
Customer service
Hotline: +27 (011) 6 51 96 00
Gauteng – BSC Service Centre
35 Roper Street, New Centre
Tel.: +27 (011) 4 93 93 75
Fax: +27 (011) 4 93 01 26
KZN – BSC Service Centre
Unit E, Almar Centre
143 Crompton Street
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