Product Dissection Plan

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Difficulty Scale

The difficulty scale is based on a 1 through 4 scale:

  1. only use of hands needed requires little/no* difficulty (no tools needed for this step)
  2. only use of hands needed, requires some* difficulty (no tools needed for this step)
  3. Requires use of single tool, but requires little/no* difficulty.
  4. Requires use of single tool, but requires some* difficulty.

Notes

  • little/no difficulty- requires less than 5 minutes to complete
  • some difficulty- requires between 5-10 minutes to complete
  • high difficulty- requires more than 10 minutes to complete

RYOBI Corner Sander (Table 2.1)

Step No. Part Qty. Description Difficulty Tools Used Picture
1 Sand Paper Punch 1 This is a completely separate part that is used to punch holes in sand paper for a perfect fit onto the sander. 1 Hands
Sand Paper Punch
2 Base Screws 5 Using the Phillips No.2 Head screw driver, remove the the five screws that attach the base of the sander. 3 Phillips Screw Driver (No.2 Head)
Base Screws
3 Sand Paper Velcro Pad 1 After the screws are removed, the Sand Paper Velcro Pad can be taken off. 1 Hands
Sand Paper Velcro Pad
4 Velcro Pad Housing 1 Using the Phillips No.2 Head screw driver, unscrew the four screws at the base of the sander. The Velcro pad housing can then be removed. 3 Hands
Velcro Pad Housing
5 Velcro Pad Inner Plate Screws 2 Using the Phillips No.2 Head screw driver, unscrew the four screws used on the Velcro pad inner plate. 3 Phillips Screw Driver (No.2 Head)
Velcro Pad Inner Plate Screws
6 Velcro Pad Inner Plate 1 The inner plate can be taken off. 1 Hands
Velcro Pad Inner Plate
7 Velcro Pad Housing Attachments/ Connectors 2 By hand, the white connectors snap out of the sander component casing. 1 Hands
Velcro pad housing attachments/ connectors
8 Rubber Grip 1 The rubber grip is located on the top of the sander, just above the on/off button. Using the Phillips No.2 Head screw driver, unscrew the three screws used on the rubber grip. 4 Phillips Screw Driver (No.2 Head)
Rubber Grip
9 External Screws 4 Remove all four external screws using the Phillips No.2 head screw driver. They are located on the body of the sander. The body of the sander is the blue part of the sander. 4 Phillips Screw Driver (No.2 Head)
External Screws
10 Internal Body Connecting Screw 1 This screw is located just below the rubber grip and is next to the on/off button. Remove this screw by using the Phillips No.2 Head screw driver. 3 Phillips Screw Driver (No.2 Head)
Internal Body Connecting Screw
11 On/Off button 1 This is the orange piece that can be taken out by hand. It is located along the handle, next to the rubber grip. 1 Hands
On/Off button
12 Power Cord Screws 2 The two screws holding in the power cord can be removed by using the Phillips No.2 Head screw driver. Once these screws are removed the product can be taken apart more easily 3 Phillips Screw Driver (No.2 Head)
Power Cord Screws
13 Motor/Field Assembly 1 Once the body of the product is pulled apart, this is the only component that is left in the product and only needs to be removed by hand. 2 Hands
Motor/Field Assembly
14 Field Assembly/switch assembly 1 Once the casing is opened up, the field assembly, attached to the switch and leads comes out by hand. This process can get messy due to the lubricant. 1 Hands
Field Assembly/switch assembly
15 Motor/Fan 1 This is the silver cylinder that is attached to the fan. 1 Hands
Motor/Fan
16 Casing 2 There are two parts to the casing. This is where the motor, field assembly, and leads are located. 1 Hands
Casing

RYOBI Battery-Powered Corner Sander (Table 2.1)

Step No. Part Qty. Description Difficulty Tools Used Picture
1 Sand Paper Punch 1 This is a completely separate part that is used to punch holes in sand paper for a perfect fit onto the sander. 1 Hands
Sand Paper Punch
2 Base Screws 5 Using a Phillips No.2 Head screw driver, remove the the five screws that attach the base of the sander. 3 Phillips Screw Driver (No.2 Head)
Base Screws
3 Sand Paper Velcro Pad 1 After the screws are removed, the sand paper velcro pad can be taken off. 1 Hands
Sand Paper Velcro Pad
4 Velcro Pad Housing 1 Velcro pad housing snaps off the sander by hand. 1 Hands
Velcro Pad Housing
5 External Screws 11 Remove all eleven external screws using the Phillips No.2 head screw driver. They are located on the rubber grip and on the body of the sander. The body of the sander is the blue part of it. 4 Phillips Screw Driver (No.2 Head)
External Screws
6 Velcro Pad Housing Attachments/Connectors 2 By hand, the white connectors snap out of the sander component casing. 1 Hands
Velcro pad housing attachments/ connectors
7 Gears and Bearing with counterweight 1 Once the casing is opened up, the Gears and Bearing with the counterweight comes out by hand but is messy due to lubricant. 1 Hands
Gears and bearing with counterweight
8 On/Off button 1 This is the orange piece that can be taken out by hand. It is located along the handle next to the rubber grip. 2 Hands
On/Off button
9 Motor/switch assembly 1 This is the silver cylinder that is attached to the battery connections and the switch. 2 Hands
Motor/switch assembly
10 Casing 2 There are two parts to the casing. They are the only two parts remaining since everything has been taken out. 1 Hands
Casing