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Craftsman 113.170660 Owner's Manual: Operation; Vacuuming Dry Materials

16 gallon wet/dry vac with detachable blower.
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To reduce the risk of fire or explosion, do not operate this vac in areas with flamma-
ble gases, vapors or explosive dust in the air. Flammable gases or vapors include
but are not limited to; lighter fluid, solvent type cleaners, oil-base paints, gasoline,
alcohol or aerosol sprays. Explosive dusts include but are not limited to; coal, mag-
nesium, aluminum, grain or gun powder. Do not vacuum explosive dust, flammable
or combustible liquids or hot ashes. Do not use this vac as a sprayer.
To reduce the risk of health hazards from vapors or dusts, do not vacuum toxic
WARNING: Always wear safety
eyewear complying with ANSI Z87.1
(or in Canada, CSA Z94.3) before
starting operation. Safety eyewear are
available at many local retail stores.
The operation of any utility vac can
result in foreign objects being blown
into the eyes, which can result in
severe eye damage.
CAUTION: To reduce risk of hear-
ing damage, wear ear protectors when
using the vac for extended hours or
when using it in a noisy area.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this
appliance has a polarized plug (one blade
is wider than the other). This plug will fit
in a polarized outlet only one way. If the
plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse
the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician to install the proper
outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
After you plug the power cord into the
outlet, turn the unit on by pushing the
switch from position "O" to position "1".
The symbols used on the switch actuator
are international
"On & Off" symbols. "O"
is the symbol for "OFF" and "1" is the
symbol for "ON".
I = ON
Ak WARNING: To reduce the risk of
fire or electric shock, do not run vac
NOTE: When using the unit in the vacu-
uming mode, always insert the air diffuser
in the exhaust port on the detachable
blower. This breaks up the direct flow of
air and diffuses it.
Dry Materials
1. The filter must always be in correct
position to reduce the risk of leaks and
possible damage to the vac.
2. When using your vac to pick up very
fine dust, it will be necessary for you
to empty the vac canister and clean
the filter at more frequent intervals to
maintain peak vac performance.
NOTE: A dry filter is necessary to pick up
dry material. If you use your vac to pick
up dust when the filter is wet, the filter will
clog quickly and be very difficult to clean.
3. If your filter is wet but you need to use
the vac to pick up dry material, you
can quickly dry the filter by running the
vac without hose attached for about
10 minutes. The clean air rushing
through the vac will help dry the filter.
The optional HEPA Rated Media Filter,
stock number 9-17912 will do a better job
stopping very fine particles than the
9-17816 filter. This filter material is
99.97% efficient down to .3 microns.



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