IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ENCLOSED. READ THIS MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING THE MACHINE. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY
OF THE EMPLOYER TO PLACE THE INFORMATION IN THIS MANUAL INTO THE HANDS OF THE OPERATOR. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE
FOLLOWING WARNINGS COULD RESULT IN INJURY.
GETTING STARTED WITH THE MACHINE
• GRINDERS FITTED WITH FETTLING OR SAWING WHEELS ARE ONLY INTENDED FOR GRINDING
AND DEBURRING METAL OR ALLOY PARTS (ALUMINIUM, BRASS, BRONZE, ETC). FACOM WILL
NOT BE LIABLE IF THE MACHINE IS USED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE.
In spite of the application of the relevant safety regulation and the implementation
of safety devices, certain residual risks cannot be avoided. These are:
- Impairment of hearing.
- Risk of personal injury due to ﬂying particles.
- Risk of burns due to accessories becoming hot during operation.
- Risk of personal injury due to prolonged use.
- Risk of dust from hazardous substances.
THIS MACHINE HAS NOT BEEN DESIGNED TO BE USED IN AN EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE.
The grinder has been designed for professional cutting, grinding applications.
DO NOT use under wet conditions or in the presence of ﬂammable liquids or gases.
This grinder is a professional power tool.
DO NOT let children come into contact with the tool. Supervision is required when
inexperienced operators use this tool.
- Young children and the inﬁrm. This appliance is not intended for use by young
children or inﬁrm persons without supervision.
- This product is not intended for use by persons (including children) suffering from
diminished physical, sensory or mental abilities; lack of experience, knowledge or
skills unless they are supervised by person responsible for their safety. Children
should never be left alone whith this product.
This machine and its accessories must be used in compliance with these instructions. Using it for
any other purpose may cause a risk of danger for people and the environment.
• Always operate, inspect and maintain this machine in accordance with all regulations (local,
state, federal and country), that may apply to hand held/hand operated pneumatic machine.
• For safety, top performance, and maximum durability of parts, operate this machine at
90 psig (6.2 bar/620 kPa) maximum air pressure at the inlet with 3/8” (10 mm) inside
diameter air supply hose.
• Exceeding the maximum pressure of 6.2 bar will lead to the risk of danger such as
excessive speed, breaking parts, higher torque or force that may destroy the machine and its
accessories or the part being worked on.
• Be sure all hoses and ﬁttings are the correct size and are tightly secured.
• Don’t abuse hoses or connectors.
• Always use clean, dry and lubricated air at 90 psig maximum air pressure. Dust, corrosive
fumes and/or excessive moisture can ruin the motor of an air machine.
• Do not lubricate machine with ﬂammable or volatile liquids such as kerosene, diesel or
• Do not remove any labels. Replace any damaged label.
• The use of a hose whip is recommended. A coupler connected directly to the air inlet
increases tool bulk and decreases tool maneuverability.
• The pneumatic machine must be ﬁtted and connected to the compressed air network via
quick disconnects to facilitate shutdown in the event of danger.
• When the life of the tool has expired, it is recommended that the machine be disassembled,
degreased and parts be separated by material so that they can be recycled.
• For multiple hazards, read and understand the safety instructions before installing, opera
ting, repairing,maintaining, changing accessories on, or working near, the grinder. Failure to
do so can result in serious bodily injury.
• Only qualiﬁed and trained operators should install, adjust or use the grinder.
• Do not modify this grinder. Modiﬁcations can reduce the effectiveness of safety measures
and increase the risks to the operator.
• Do not discard the safety instructions; give them to the operator.
• Do not use the grinder if it has been damaged.
• Be aware that the failure of the workpiece or accessories, or even of the inserted tool itself,
can generate high-velocity projectiles.
• Ensure that the workpiece is securely ﬁxed.
• Ensure safe clamping of the abrasive product to the grinder.
• Ensure that the guard is in place, is in good condition and is correctly mounted; ensure that
the guard is regularly inspected.
• Check that the ﬂanges, as speciﬁed by the manufacturer, are used and are in good
condition, e.g. free from cracks and burrs, and are plane.
• Check that the spindle and spindle threads are not damaged or worn.
• Ensure that sparks and debris resulting from use do not create a hazard.
• Avoid contact with the rotating spindle and mounted wheel to prevent cutting of hands and
other body parts.
• Operators and maintenance personnel shall be physically able to handle the bulk, mass and
power of the tool.
• Maintain a balanced body position and secure footing.
• For overhead work, wear a safety helmet.
• When cutting off, the workpiece shall be supported such that the slot is kept at constant or
increasing width during the complete operation.
• If the abrasive product becomes jammed in a cut slot, shut off the grinder and ease the
wheel free. Check that the wheel is still correctly secured and not damaged before continuing
• Grinding wheels and cutting-off wheels shall not be used for side grinding. Grinders shall
not be used over the maximum peripheral speed of an abrasive product.
• The operator shall pay attention that no bystanders are in the vicinity.
• Grinding sparks can ignite clothing and cause severe burns. Ensure sparks do not land on
clothing. Wear ﬁre-retardant clothing and have a bucket of water nearby.
• lnspect the abrasive product before use. Do not use abrasive products which can (possibly)
have been dropped or which are chipped, cracked or otherwise defective.
• Ensure that the abrasive product is correctly mounted and tightened before use and run the
grinder at no-load speed for at least 1 min in a safe position; stop immediately if considerable
vibration or other defects are detected and determine the cause of these defects.
• Prevent the spindle end from touching the bottom of the hole of cups, cones or plugs with
threaded holes, intended to be mounted on machine spindles, by checking their dimensions
and other relevant data.
• Where abrasive products are supplied or used with reducing adaptors or bushings, the user
shall ensure that the adaptor or bushing does not contact the face of the ﬂange and that the
clamping force provides sufﬁcient rotational driving action to prevent the abrasive product
• ln cases where ﬂanges are supplied for several types or sizes of abrasive, always ﬁt the
correct ﬂanges for the abrasive being used.
• Avoid direct contact with the inserted tool during and after use as it can be hot or sharp.
• Store and handle the abrasive product with care in accordance with FACOM instructions.
• Slips, trips and falls are major causes of workplace injury. Be aware of slippery surfaces
caused by use of the tool and also of trip hazards caused by the air line or hydraulic hose.
• Proceed with care in unfamiliar surroundings. There can be hidden hazards, such as
electricity or other utility lines.
• Ensure that there are no electrical cables, gas pipes, etc., which can cause a hazard if
damaged by use of the tool.
• Operate and maintain the grinder as recommended in these instructions, to minimize dust
or fume emissions.
• Direct the exhaust so as to minimize disturbance of dust in a dust-ﬁlled environment.
• Where dust or fumes are created, the priority shall be to control them at the point of
• All integral features or accessories for the collection, extraction or suppression of airborne
dust or fumes should be correctly used and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s
• Select, maintain and replace the consumable/inserted tool as recommended in the
instructions, to prevent an unnecessary increase in dust or fumes.
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