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Ranger972

01:51PM | 07/14/04
Member Since: 07/13/04
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Bvtools
Could anyone tell me where I might locate an owners manual for an old ***** Craftsman Belt Sander Model# 315-11720. I found the parts list and a diagram on the ***** website but no owners manual.

Also, would anyone know where I might find an owners manual for an old Powr-Kraft(Montgomery Ward) Sander Model# TWH-8514.

I picked both of these up at a garage sale but neither had manuals with them.

Thanks

David


gnarlymtchick

08:43AM | 08/01/04
Member Since: 07/31/04
1 lifetime posts
I too, have a 3" belt sander Model no. 315.11720 that runs like a champ. BUT it needs a new sanding belt, and I would really like a copy of the manual. I wrote to *****/Craftsman and requested a copy of the manual, however "Unfortunately, ***** no longer has a manual available for this tool.".

I would really like to use this tool, if you have a copy could you post it?

Thanks for any help.


carl21l

06:33AM | 10/08/04
Member Since: 03/21/04
171 lifetime posts
tyr ryobi, they made the sander for craftsman

Carl

tylenol

05:07PM | 11/05/04
Member Since: 11/04/04
1 lifetime posts
The manual is at *****.com but you have to purchase it. Below is the model number and part number for owner manual that I copied and pasted.

Model 3" BELT SANDER - 315117120 (PLATEN ASSEMBLY)

OWNER'S MANUAL 612547-768R


smowery

05:38PM | 06/17/05
Member Since: 06/16/05
13 lifetime posts
Are you still looking for one? I have it in soft copy.

smowery

05:40PM | 06/17/05
Member Since: 06/16/05
13 lifetime posts
Do you still need one? I have it in softcopy.

cliff1948888

07:18AM | 06/19/05
Member Since: 06/18/05
2 lifetime posts
I sure would apreciate a copy of the old of date manual for the Belt Sander model no 315.11720. Cliff

cliff1948888@comcast.net

or

cwalters@insideoregon.com

Ranger972

09:17AM | 06/20/05
Member Since: 07/13/04
4 lifetime posts
Yes I could still use a copy of that manual.

David southerncross972@msn.com

cshade

06:06PM | 04/29/07
Member Since: 04/28/07
2 lifetime posts
Hi,

Your post is old, so don't know if this will reach you. I'm a retired lady who needs to sand a door, so my son-in-law helped me buy a Craftsman 3" belt sander, Model No. 315.11720 at a pawn shop, then went back to Alaska before he could show me how to put the sandpaper thingie on.

Were you successful in finding an instruction manual for your sander? If so, could you share how you did that?

Thanks for any help!!

cshade

06:09PM | 04/29/07
Member Since: 04/28/07
2 lifetime posts
Hi,

I'm a retired lady who's kind of handy, and my son-in-law helped me buy an old Craftsman belt sander at a pawn shop because I'm taking about 8,000 coats of paint off my front door.

He went back to Alaska before he could show me how to change the sandpaper belt thing -- do you have a manual you could share?

Thanks for any help.

doug seibert

07:00PM | 04/29/07
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
......with the cord unplugged........use your body to push the sander's FRONT ROLLER against your workbench (or wall or door jamb)......the roller/frame will move and offset.....catching on a pin holding it in the "Open" position......

Install the correct sanding belt .......in the correct direction and tap the front roller on the workbench (or with a mallet).......the roller will release from the pin and automatically tighten.......With the cord plugged in .......use the knurled screw to adjust the belt to run true........

"...measure once.....cut twice....throw that one away and cut a new one...."

windusc

05:48AM | 05/31/07
Member Since: 05/30/07
2 lifetime posts
If you could send a copy of the manual to windusc@verizon.net, it would be greatly appreciated! Bought mine at a flea market and no manual.

msodonnell

03:16PM | 06/23/07
Member Since: 06/22/07
3 lifetime posts
I just purchased one of these at a garage sale. I was searching for some documentation and came across your offer to send a softcopy. Could you possibly send a copy to mso999@hotmail.com?

Thank you

Mike O'Donnell

Jadwin

07:03PM | 06/28/07
Member Since: 06/25/07
1 lifetime posts
Take tension off belt by placing front pulley (wheel) against floor or workbench and giving a big push. Replace belt with arrow in clockwise direction. Retension by placing tip of flat headed medium-sized screw driver against the box housing in center (where the ID plate is attached) and the shank of the screwdriver against the horizontal plate that holds the front wheel. Give the plate a push forward and it should snap back into tension mode.

bronco66

01:22PM | 07/02/07
Member Since: 07/01/07
1 lifetime posts
I don't know if you recieved a soft copy of the manual for this sander but if you did could forward a copy to me at nicksbronco@aol.com

Thanks

Nick Braun

msodonnell

07:30AM | 07/06/07
Member Since: 06/22/07
3 lifetime posts
No, unfortunately, I've never heard any reply. If I do find it somewhere, I will send you a copy.

- Mike O.

gstaky

09:37AM | 07/14/07
Member Since: 07/13/07
1 lifetime posts
Could you also send one to g.staky@comcast.net?

GStaky

smowery

01:34PM | 07/14/07
Member Since: 06/16/05
13 lifetime posts
I happen to be in Iraq right now, but fortunatly I have reach back to my files. If any one needs a copy, I have a PDF copy of the old manual for this belt sander.

Steve

msodonnell

06:56AM | 07/21/07
Member Since: 06/22/07
3 lifetime posts
If you could send a copy to mso999@hotmail.com, I would greatly appreciate it.

- Mike O'Donnell

dsbuck

06:03PM | 07/23/07
Member Since: 07/22/07
1 lifetime posts
If possible,I would be most appreciative if you could send a pdf. copy to dsbuck2@embarqmail.com

Thanks for your service to our country.

Best regards: Don Buck

paws2fix

07:26AM | 07/31/07
Member Since: 07/30/07
1 lifetime posts
Thanks for the offer and if you could send a copy to paws2chat@yahoo.com, I'd appreciate it. Hope your tour of duty goes smoothly and thanks for your service.

paws2fix
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