Metabo RB 18 LTX 60 manual

User manual for the Metabo RB 18 LTX 60 in English. This PDF manual has 24 pages.

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RB 18 LTX 60: RBE 9-60: 0 I C B A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 12 13 14 11 7 8 9 10 18 V...3,0 Ah ... 6.25455 18 V...4,0 Ah ... 6.25527 18 V...5,2 Ah ... 6.25587 2
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ENGLISH en 5 Operating Instructions The machine is designed for glazing, tarnishing, texturing, polishing and smoothing steel pipes without the use of water. The user bears sole responsibility for any damage caused by improper use. Generally accepted accident prevention regula- tions and the enclosed safety information must be observed. For your own protection and for the protection of your electrical tool, pay attention to all parts of the text that are marked with this symbol! WARNING – Reading the operating instruc- tions will reduce the risk of injury. Pass on your electrical tool only together with these documents. General Power Tool Safety Warnings WARNING – Read all safety warnings and instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. Save all warnings and instructions for future reference! The term "power tool" in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool. 2.1 Work area safety a) Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents. b) Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flam- mable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes. c) Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control. 2.2 Electrical safety a) 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 out- lets will reduce risk of electric shock. b) 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. c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock. d) 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. e) 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. f) If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD) protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric shock. 2.3 Personal safety a) 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 medi- cation. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury. b) Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries. c) 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 energising power tools that have the switch on invites accidents. d) 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. e) 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 jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in moving parts. g) If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used. Use of dust collection can reduce dust-related hazards. 2.4 Power tool use and care a) 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. b) 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. c) Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the battery pack from the power tool before making any adjustments, changing 1. Specified Use 2. General safety instructions
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ENGLISH en 6 accessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally. d) 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. e) Maintain power tools. Check for misalign- ment 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 acci- dents are caused by poorly maintained power tools. f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control. g) Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in accordance 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. 2.5 Battery tool use and care a) Recharge only with the charger specified by the manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with another battery pack. b) Use power tools only with specifically desig- nated battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may create a risk of injury and fire. c) When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from other metal objects, like paper clips, coins, keys, nails, screws or other small metal objects, that can make a connection from one terminal to another. Shorting the battery terminals together may cause burns or a fire. d) Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes, additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irri- tation or burns. 2.6 Service a) 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. Hold the power tool by the insulated gripping surfaces because the abrasive belt may contact its own cord. Damage to a "live" wire may energise metal parts of the power tool and cause an electric shock. Flying sparks are created when sanding metal. Ensure that no persons are in danger. Due to the risk of fire, all combustible materials must be removed from the work area (area affected by flying sparks). Additional Warnings:California Prop 65 08_2018 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 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. Materials that generate dusts or vapours that may be harmful to health must not be processed. Wear ear protectors. Exposure to noise can cause hearing loss. Wear protective gloves. WARNING – Always wear protective goggles. Secure the workpiece against slipping, e.g. with the help of clamping devices. Always guide the machine with both hands on the machine housing and on the handles provided. Loss of control can cause personal injury. Check that the additional handles (8) are secure, and tighten them with screws if necessary. Never place your hand near rotating parts of the device or near the rotating sanding belt. Remove sanding dust and similar material only when the machine is not in operation. The rated speed of the sanding belt must be at least equal to the belt speed in idling marked on the power tool. A sanding belt running faster than its rated speed can break and fly apart. Check prior to each use that the sanding belt is correctly attached and is completely on the rollers. Carry out a trial run: Allow the machine to run at idling speed for 30 seconds in a safe location. Stop immediately if significant vibrations occur or if other defects are noted. If such a situation occurs, check the machine to determine the cause. 3.1 Special safety instructions for mains powered machines: Pull the plug out of the plug socket before any adjustments, conversions or servicing are performed. Before connecting the mains plug, make sure that the machine is switched off. During machining, of metals in particular, conductive dust can form deposits inside the machine. This can lead to the transfer of electrical energy onto the machine 3. Special Safety Instructions WARNING
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ENGLISH en 7 housing. This can mean a temporary danger of electric shocks. This is why it is necessary when the machine is running to blow compressed air through the rear ventilation slots of the machine regularly, frequently and thoroughly. Here, the machine must be held firmly. We recommend using a stationary extractor system and connecting a residual current circuit-breaker (FI) upstream. When the machine is shut down via the FI circuit-breaker, it must be checked and cleaned. For information on cleaning the motor, see chapter 7. Cleaning. 3.2 Special safety instructions for cordless machines: Remove the battery pack from the machine before any adjustments, conversions or servicing are performed. Before fitting the battery pack, make sure that the machine is switched off. Protect battery packs from water and mois- ture! Do not expose battery packs to naked flame! Do not use faulty or deformed battery packs! Do not open battery packs! Do not touch or short-circuit battery packs! Slightly acidic, flammable fluid may leak from defective li-ion battery packs! If battery fluid leaks out and comes into contact with your skin, rinse immediately with plenty of water. If battery fluid leaks out and comes into contact with your eyes, wash them with clean water and seek medical attention imme- diately. SYMBOLS ON THE TOOL: .......Class II Construction V ..........volts A ..........amperes Hz ........hertz ~..........alternating current current n0 load speed ../min ...revolutions per minute rpm ......revolutions per minute BL.........sanding belt length See Page 2 and 3. 1 Battery pack (RB 18 LTX 60) 2 Capacity indicator button (RB 18 LTX 60) 3 Capacity and signal indicator (RB 18 LTX 60) 4 Button to unlock battery pack (RB 18 LTX 60) 5 Electronic signal indicator (RB 18 LTX 60) 6 Dust filter (RB 18 LTX 60) 7 Sliding on/off switch 8 Additional handles 9 Sanding belt 10 Sanding head 11 Arrow (direction of sanding belt motion)* 12 Adjuster screw (for setting the tension force) 13 Release lever 14 Adjusting wheel for setting belt speed (RBE 9- 60) 15 Sanding belt roller 16 Pressure spring 17 Screw (see chapter 5.4 and 5.5) 5.1 For mains powered machines only Mains connection Before plugging in the device, check that the rated mains voltage and mains frequency, as specified on the rating label, match your power supply. Setting belt speed The belt speed can be preset via the setting wheel (14) and is infinitely variable. Positions 1-6 correspond approximately to the following belt speeds: 1 .................8.0 m/s 4.............. 12.0 m/s 2 .................9.5 m/s 5.............. 13.0 m/s 3 ...............11.0 m/s 6.............. 14.0 m/s Sanding belts and recommended adjusting wheel settings: Ceramic grain, standard corundum and zirconium corundum belts................................. Position 2 - 4 Metabo pyramid belt......................... Position 3 - 5 Fleece belt........................................ Position 4 - 6 Felt belt (polishing) ........................... Position 4 - 6 5.2 For cordless machines only Dust filter Always fit the dust filter if the surroundings are heavily polluted (6). The machine heats up faster when the dust filter is fitted (6). It is protected by the elec- tronics system from overheating (see chapter8.). Attaching: See page 2, illustration A. Attach dust filter (6) as shown. To remove: Holding the dust filter (6) by the upper edges, raise it slightly and then pull it downwards and remove. Rotating battery pack See illustration B on page 2. The rear section of the machine can be rotated 270° in three stages, thus allowing the machine's shape to be adapted to the working conditions. Only operate the machine when it is in an engaged posi- tion. Battery pack Charge the battery pack before use (1). If performance diminishes, recharge the battery pack. The ideal storage temperature is between 10°C and 30°C. 4. Overview 5. Initial Operation
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ENGLISH en 8 "Li-Power" li-ion battery packs have a capacity and signal indicator: (3) - Press the button (2), the LEDs indicate the charge level. - If one LED is flashing, the battery pack is almost flat and must be recharged. Removing and inserting the battery pack To remove: Press the battery pack release button (4) and pull the battery pack (1) downwards. To fit:Slide in the battery pack (1) until it engages. 5.3 Turning the sanding head (10) to operat- ing position - Open the release lever (13). - Turn the sanding head (10) to the required oper- ating position. - Close the release lever (13), applying force until it hits the limit stop. The tension force has been set correctly when the release lever can only be moved as far as the limit stop when force is applied (13) and when the sanding head (10) is securely attached to the device. - If necessary, you can adjust the tension force of the tension lock by twisting the adjuster screw (12) (when the release lever is open (13)). 5.4 Adjusting to the tube diameter a) Choose the adjustable range (coarse setting) See illustration D on page 3. The screw (17) can be inserted in 2 different screw threads. This provides 2 different adjustable ranges for the sanding belt roller (15). Note: When extracting screw (17), be careful not to lose the inner pressure spring (16). b) Adjust the sanding belt roller (fine setting) See illustration E on page 3. - Slacken the screw (17) sufficiently, but do not remove it entirely. - Tilt the sanding belt roller (15) in the direction of the arrow and adjust. - Tighten the screw (17) again. - Adjust the belt run (see chapter 5.5). 5.5 Adjusting the belt run See page 3, illustration F. Using screw (17), adjust the sanding belt (with the machine running) so that it runs centrally on the sanding belt roller. 6.1 On/Off switch, continuous activation Always guide the machine with both hands. Switch the machine on first before mounting it on the workpiece. The machine must not be allowed to draw in additional dust and shavings. When switching the machine on and off, keep it away from dust deposits. After switching off the machine, only place it down when the motor has come to a standstill. In continuous operation, the machine continues running if it is forced out of your hands. Therefore, always hold the machine using the handles provided, stand in a safe position and concentrate. Switching on/Continuous activation: Push sliding switch (7) forward. For continuous activa- tion, now tilt downwards until it engages. Switching off: Press the rear end of the slide switch (7) and release. 6.2 Sanding procedure Switch the machine on first before mounting it on the workpiece. Place the machine on the material such that the sanding belt is parallel to the surface of the work- piece. When working, please ensure that the machine is operated at right angles to the pipe so that the belt does not fall off the rollers. To adjust the angle of contact, hold together the additional handles (8). You can adjust the cutting output by changing the degree of pressure. Keep the machine in constant motion because otherwise recesses could be produced in the mate- rial. 7.1 Motor cleaning To clean the motor, apply jets of compressed air through the rear ventilation slots of the machine regularly, frequently and thoroughly. Here, the machine must be held firmly. 7.2 Sanding belt replacement - Hold the additional handles (8) together and remove the sanding belt (9). - Place the new sanding belt on the rollers so that the arrow on the inside of the sanding belt is aligned with the arrow (11) on the housing. - Release the additional handles (8). - Ensure that the sanding belt is completely on the rollers. - Adjust the belt run (see chapter 5.5). 8.1 Mains powered machines - Overload protection: There is a MAJOR reduction in load speed. The motor temperature is too high! Allow the machine to run at idle speed until it has cooled down. - Overload protection: There is a SLIGHT reduction in load speed. The machine is over- loaded. Reduce the load before continuing to work. - Metabo S-automatic safety shutdown: The machine was SWITCHED OFF automatically. If 6. Use 7. Cleaning, Maintenance 8. Troubleshooting
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ENGLISH en 9 the rate of current increase is too high (if the machine seizes suddenly), the machine switches off. Switch off the machine at the slide switch (7). Switch it on again and continue to work as normal. Try to prevent the machine from seizing. - Restart protection: The machine does not start. The restart protection is active. If the mains plug is inserted with the machine switched on, or if the current supply is restored following an inter- ruption, the machine does not start up. Switch the machine off and on again. 8.2 Cordless machines - The electronic signal display (5) lights up and the load speed decreases. The temperature is too high! Run the machine in idling until the elec- tronics signal indicator switches off. - The electronic signal display (5) flashes and the machine does not start. The restart protec- tion is active. The machine will not start if the battery pack is inserted while the machine is on. Switch the machine off and on again. Use only genuine Metabo accessories. Use only accessories that fulfil the requirements and specifications listed in these operating instruc- tions. For a complete range of accessories, see or the main catalogue. Repairs to electrical tools must be carried out by qualified electricians ONLY! If you have Metabo electrical tools that require repairs, please contact your Metabo service centre. For addresses see You can download spare parts lists from Observe national regulations on environmentally compatible disposal and on the recycling of disused machines, packaging and accessories. Special instructions for cordless machines: Battery packs must not be disposed of with regular waste. Return faulty or used battery packs to your Metabo dealer! Do not allow battery packs to come into contact with water! Before disposal, discharge the battery pack in the power tool. Prevent the contacts from short-circu- iting (e. g. by protecting them with adhesive tape). Explanatory notes on the specifications on page 4. Changes due to technological progress reserved. U =Voltage of battery pack I120 V =Current at 120 V P1 =Nominal power input P2 =Power output BB =Sanding belt width BL =Sanding belt length D =Machinable tube diameter Ua, max. =max. angle of contact v0 =Belt speed in idling m =Weight with smallest battery pack/weight without cord The technical specifications quoted are subject to tolerances (in compliance with the relevant valid standards). RBE 9-60: Energy-rich, high-frequency interference can cause fluctuations in speed. However, the fluctuations disappear as soon as the interference fades away. Wear ear protectors! 9. Accessories 10. Repairs 11. Environmental Protection 12. Technical specifications
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