We declare under our sole responsibility: These
tube belt sanders, identified by type and serial
number *1), comply with all relevant requirements of
the directives *2) and standards *3). Technical file
at *4) - see page 3.
The tube belt sander is for glazing, tarnishing,
texturing, polishing and smoothing metal pipes
without the use of water.
The user bears sole responsibility for any damage
caused by improper use.
Generally accepted accident prevention
regulations and the enclosed safety information
must be observed.
For your own protection and for the
protection of your power tool, pay
attention to all parts of the text that are
marked with this symbol!
WARNING – Reading the operating
instructions will reduce the risk of injury.
Pass on your power tool only together with these
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
WARNING – Read all safety warnings,
instructions, illustrations and
specifications provided with this power tool.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all safety warnings and information for
future reference! The term "power tool" in the
safety warnings refers to your mains-operated
(corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless)
3.1 Work area safety(62841)
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
flammable 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.
3.2 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
outlets 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
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 power tool. 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
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.
3.3 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
medication. A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in serious
b) Use personal protective equipment. Always
wear eye protection. Protective equipment such
as a 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.
h) Do not let familiarity gained from frequent
use of tools allow you to become complacent
and ignore tool safety principles. A careless
1. Declaration of Conformity
2. Specified Use
3. General Safety Instructions
action can cause severe injury within a fraction of a
3.4 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
c) Disconnect the plug from the power source
and/or remove the battery pack, if detachable,
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
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 and accessories with
care. Check for misalignment 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 accidents 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.
h) Keep handles and grasping surfaces dry,
clean and free from oil and grease. Slippery
handles and grasping surfaces do not allow safe
handling and control of the tool in unexpected
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 insulated gripping
surfaces, because the sanding surface
maycontact its own cord. Cutting a "live" wire
may make exposed metal parts of the power tool
"live" and could give the operator 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
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
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. See chapter 8. Cleaning for more
information on cleaning the motor.
Wear ear protectors. Exposure to noise can cause
Wear protective gloves.
Wear tight-fitting protective gloves and clothing. Do
not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair
and clothing away from moving parts. Loose
clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in
WARNING – Always wear protective
Wear a suitable dust protection mask (filter
Secure the workpiece against slipping, e.g. with the
help of clamping devices.
Always guide the machine with both hands on the
handles provided. Loss of control can cause
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.
Pull the plug out of the plug socket before any
adjustments, conversions or servicing are
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.
Reducing dust exposure:
WARNING - 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,
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- Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and
other masonry products, and
- Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated
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
This also applies to dust from other materials such
as some timber types (like oak or beech dust),
metals, asbestos. Other known diseases are e.g.
allergic reactions, respiratory diseases. Do not let
dust enter the body.
Observe the relevant guidelines and national
regulations for your material, staff, application and
place of application (e.g. occupational health and
safety regulations, disposal).
Collect the particles generated at the source, avoid
deposits in the surrounding area.
Use suitable accessories for special work. In this
way, fewer particles enter the environment in an
Use a suitable extraction unit.
Reduce dust exposure with the following measures:
- do not direct the escaping particles and the
exhaust air stream at yourself or nearby persons
or on dust deposits,
- use an extraction unit and/or air purifiers,
- ensure good ventilation of the workplace and keep
clean using a vacuum cleaner. Sweeping or
blowing stirs up dust.
- Vacuum or wash the protective clothing. Do not
blow, beat or brush.
See page 2
1 Sliding switch
3 Adjusting wheel for setting belt speed
4 Electronic signal indicator
5 Additional handle
6 Tensioner arm for replacing the sanding belt
7 Sanding belt
8 Press in the spindle locking button only when
the spindle is stationary
9 Arrow (direction of rotation of drive shaft)
Before plugging in, check that the rated mains
voltage and mains frequency, as stated on the
rating label, match with your power supply.
Always install an RCD with a max. trip current
of 30 mA upstream.
Attaching the additional handle
Always work with the additional handle
attached (5)! Secure the additional handle by
screwing it tightly to the left or right.
7.1 On/Off switch, continuous activation
Always guide the machine with both hands on
the handles provided (2) and (5) hold tight. It is
mandatory to use both hands when operating the
machine. Loss of control can cause personal injury.
Do not operate on a table or holder.
Switch the machine on first and place it onto
the workpiece only once it has reached the full
Always guide the machine with both hands.
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
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
Switching on/Continuous activation: Push sliding
switch (1) forward. For continuous
activation, now tilt downwards until it
Switching off: Press the rear end of the slide
switch (1) and release.
7.2 Setting belt speed
The belt speed can be preset via the setting wheel
(3)and is infinitely variable.
Positions 1-6 correspond approximately to the
following belt speeds:
1 ........ 8,4 m/s 4 ....... 20,6 m/s
2 ........ 12,5 m/s 5 ....... 24,6 m/s
3 ........ 16,5 m/s 6 ....... 28,8 m/s
7.3 Sanding belt replacement
See illustration on page 3.
- Release the tensioner arm (6) and remove the
sanding belt (7).
- Place the new sanding belt on the rollers such that
its direction of circulation (arrows on the inside of
the sanding belt) matches the arrow (9) on the
- Release the tensioner arm (6).
- Ensure that the sanding belt is completely on the
6. Initial Operation
7.4 Sanding procedure
Place the machine on the material such that the
sanding belt is parallel to the surface of the
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.
Using the additional handle, the belt can be pressed
against the pipe and at same time placed around it.
The angle of contact and the cutting output may be
changed by the contact pressure.
Keep the machine in constant motion because
otherwise recesses could be produced in the
Motor cleaning: blow compressed air through the
rear ventilation slots of the machine regularly,
frequently and thoroughly. Here, the machine must
be held firmly.
The electronic signal display (4) lights up
and the load speed decreases. There is too
much load on the machine! Run the machine
in idling until the electronics signal indicator
The machine does not start. The
electronic signal display (4) flashes. The
restart protection is active. If the mains plug is
inserted with the machine switched on, or if the
power supply is restored following an interruption,
the machine does not start up. Switch the machine
off and on again.
Use only genuine Metabo accessories.
If you need any accessories, check with your
The dealer needs to know the exact model of your
power tool in order to select the correct accessory.
For a complete range of accessories, see
www.metabo.com or the main catalogue.
Repairs to electrical tools must be carried out
by qualified electricians ONLY!
A defective mains cable must only be replaced with
a special, original mains cable from metabo, which
is available only from the Metabo service.
If you have Metabo electrical tools that require
repairs, please contact your Metabo service centre.
For addresses see www.metabo.com.
You can download spare parts lists from
Observe national regulations on environmentally
compatible disposal and on the recycling of disused
machines, packaging and accessories.
Only for EU countries: Never dispose of
power tools in your household waste! In
accordance with European Directive 2012//
EU on used electronic and electric equipment and
its implementation in national legal systems, used
power tools must be collected separately and
handed in for environmentally compatible recycling.
Explanatory notes on the specifications on page 3.
Changes due to technological progress reserved.
BB =Sanding belt width
BL =Sanding belt length
Dmax. =max. pipe diameter
U =max. angle of contact
v0* =Belt speed in idling
P1 =Nominal power input
P2 =Power output
m =Weight without mains cable
Measured values determined in conformity with
Machine in protection class II
~ Alternating current
* Energy-rich, high-frequency interference can
cause fluctuations in speed. The fluctuations
disappear, however, as soon as the interference
The technical specifications quoted are subject to
tolerances (in compliance with the relevant valid
These values make it possible to assess the
emissions from the power tool and to compare
different power tools. Depending on the operating
conditions, the condition of the power tool or the
accessories, the actual load may be higher or lower.
For assessment purposes, please allow for breaks
and periods when the load is lower. Based on the
adjusted estimates, arrange protective measures
for the user e.g. organisational measures.
Vibration total value (vector sum of three directions)
determined in accordance with EN 62841:
ah =Vibration emission value
Kh = Uncertainty (vibration)
Typical A-effective perceived sound levels:
LpA =Sound pressure level
LWA =Acoustic power level
KpA, KWA= Uncertainty
During operation the noise level can exceed
Wear ear protectors!
8. Cleaning, Maintenance
12. Environmental Protection
13. Technical Specifications