Share This Page Print

       00917556000
      Enlarge Image

      Craftsman  6 In. Sander/Polisher

        Item#  00917556000 | Model#  17556
      Close

      Create a Review

       
       
       Rating 3.5 | 14 Reviews | Write a review
      Reg Price: $79.99
      Savings: $10.00
      $69.99
      Reg Price: $79.99
      Savings: $10.00
      $69.99
      I Own This Add to List
       

      Specifications & Dimensions

      Dimensions and Weight:
      Item Weight (lbs.): 6
      Product Overview:
      Arbor Size: 7/10 in.
      Color/Finish: black, red, white
      Disc Spindle Size: 1/2 in. - 20 threads per inch
      Housing Material: plastic
      Max. Disc Diameter: 6 in.
      Package Contents: 115033 Sander/Polisher, Rubber Backing Pad, Polishing Bonnet, Auxiliary Handle. Spanner Nut, Spindle Lock Pin, Spanner Wrench
      Pad Diameter: 6 in.
      Speed Capability: Single
      Type: Polishers
      Voltage (V): 0
      Power:
      Amps: 4.5
      Handles:
      Aux. Handle Type: Side assist, Left/Right Position
      Number of Handles: 1
      Cord:
      Cord Length (ft.): 8
      Cord Management: Cord clip
      Warranty:
      General Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
      Case:
      Case Included: No
      Speed Ratings:
      RPM: 1650
      Certifications:
      CSA Listed: Yes
      ETL Listed: Yes
      UL Listed: Yes
      General Information:
      Edgenet Data Quality Score: 74
      Item has MSDS?: Y
      KSN: 65274564
      Width (in): 6.0 in
      Supplier Company Name: Techtronic Industries, Co. Ltd.
      PID: 00917556000
      SPIN ID: 182256701
      Length (in): 10 in
      Operating Position: Horizontal
      Height (in): 14.6 in
      Horsepower (hp): .5 hp
      globalTradeItemNumber (GTIN): 00033287140558
      SHC Business Unit: Tools
      Search Keywords: Sander, poshlisher, 6-in., 4.5 amp, craftsman, corded
      Packaging Level: BASE_UNIT_OR_EACH
      Product Weight (In the box): 6.5
      MFG Part # (OEM): 17556
      Internal Supplier Part #: 115033
      Internet Product Code (IPC): C14A274EAC3
      Google class path: Hardware>Tools>Polishers & Buffers
      Tool-Less Conversions: No

      Overview

      Ratings & Reviews

      Special

      Projects

      Product Description

      6-In Sander/Polisher

      Powerful 4.5 amp motor provides plenty of power for most sanding and polishing operations. 1400 RPM (revolutions per minute) no load speed is the optimum speed to apply different types of waxes and compounds. This speed is also perfect for the removal and buffing of final coatings. 1650 RPM is great for rust removal and sanding rough wood or metal.

      Feature Benefits

      • Spindle lock capability simplifies changing paper, pads or bonnets
      • Double reduction spur/bevel gears smoothly and efficiently transfers power
      • Ball and sleeve bearings are permanently lubricated for long service-free life
      • Flanged auxiliary handle mounts to right or left side

      This product is:
      • Available for Gift Wrap
      This product comes with:

      Added on July 26, 2010

       

      Overall, others give this:

      14 Reviews Write a review
      9 Reviewers (64.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
      Overall Rating Breakdown:
      5stars
      4stars
      3stars
      (0)
      2stars
      1stars
      (0)

      Reviewers may have received a benefit, like a sweepstakes entry or rewards program points, in exchange for writing a review.
      Those benefits were not conditioned on the positive or negative content of the review.

      Most Helpful Reviews

      Praise6 found this helpful
      goldfly
      Aug 1 , 2007
      A solution to the bonnet problem
      For the price, the tool itself works very well. The bonnets are useless like every other reviewer said. You can however, buy hook and loop strips with a sticky backing and place them on the original backing plate and then use foam pads or wool pads that accept hook and loop. This works surprisingly good and is cheaper than buying a hook and loop backing plate that doesn't exist. ;)
      Criticism8 found this helpful
      Perry2
      Sep 17 , 2007
      Polisher
      The bad thing is it uses the bonnets which are horrible. Ended up manufacturing a bushing so I could adapt a velcro backing plate to it. It now serves it's purpose otherwise it was worthless.
       

      marlongarza

      Incline Village, NV

      Aug 7 , 2014
      via sears.com
      Overall
      sander polisher

      excellent

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

      Helpful
      (0)
      Not Helpful
      (2)
      Flag this Review

      toymatt

      Kansas City, MO

      Feb 23 , 2012
      via sears.com
      Overall
      powerful and flexible BUT with a huge drawback: lack of durabily

      i used and loved this tool for over twenty years. the first one i bought was NOT called a sander polisher...IT was called a sander/grinder. both tools worked excellent, when new...but your new sander polisher has been changed in some way VERY much for the worse. either you have started using smaller, cheaper brush heads on the motor, or you've changed the way the cooling fan ventilates the motor. whatever you have changed was a very bad change...

       

      since my first tool,(which i used heavily, and professionally for OVER 20 years) finally died of old age i have had to replace it with your new, vastly inferior version about once a year...and most recently you've changed something which has caused me to have to replace teh tool after as few as 4 hours of hard use as a sander.

       

      if the tool cannot take the dust it produces in the act of sanding why do you even make it? i suspect, that as a polisher it would last for another 20 years....but with whatever cost cutting changes have been made to it, the tool cannot long function as a sander. it begins to smell funny, then it begins to stutter, and finally it dies all together. on my most recent one it died in less than 4 hours. a new record of cruddyness.

       

      i would not keep buying the tool, if i had not become addicted to it during the 20 years i used the first enarnation of it... it works like no other tool i have used WHILE IT IS WORKING...the problem being it just self destructs.

       

      i'd be VERY CURIOUS to hear from one of your tool designers about this tool. i cannot be the only one having this problem with it.

       

      yours truly,

       

      an ambivilant customer, aka matt melena

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

      Helpful
      (4)
      Not Helpful
      (0)
      Flag this Review

      bobmehl

      Crystal Lake, IL

      Sep 17 , 2010
      via sears.com
      Overall
      Good value, easy to use.

      I purchased this polisher for a specific use but have found it very handy.  It did the job I bought it for and more.  It has a good balance and weight so it's easy to use.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

      Helpful
      (0)
      Not Helpful
      (0)
      Flag this Review

      raintree

      Fountain Hills, AZ

      Jun 10 , 2010
      via sears.com
      Overall
      craftsman 4.5 amp sander/polisher

      I purchased this for finishing my garage and polishing the car. If I had the extra money then I would have purchased the dust free sander that received great reviews and is under $40. My husband loved it for polishing the car. The original bonnet that came with the item is better than the one sold individually.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

      Helpful
      (0)
      Not Helpful
      (0)
      Flag this Review

      shadow-knows

      wichita, KS

      Nov 11 , 2009
      via sears.com
      Overall
      Adaptable and meets my needs

      I like being able to polish or sand my own items. I've already buffed & polished mnay autos with great results. Little known fact is larger pads will also fit & function on this model.

      The size doesn't wear me out before I can get the job done and it always works as expected.

      ************** used to be my 1st stop , but trust me Sears for power tools is now my only stop.    

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

      Helpful
      (0)
      Not Helpful
      (1)
      Flag this Review

      270403

      , Los Angeles

      Oct 5 , 2007
      via sears.com
      Overall
      Great little sander

      I haven't used this polisher/sander as a polisher - but as a sander, it has done an excellent job for me on several projects. Most recently, I used it as a sander to strip my entire patio cover. Coupled with 40 grit sanding pads, this tool worked like a champ. The only gripe I have is that the trigger-lock will only work with the tool at full-speed (which on a big job like my patio cover - becomes a little bit of an issue). Sanding with this unit is more efficient at lower speeds, and it would have been nice to lock the speed in at a lower RPM. Otherwise, it's a GREAT value for the dollar.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

      Helpful
      (2)
      Not Helpful
      (0)
      Flag this Review

      Perry2

      Minneapolis, MN

      Sep 17 , 2007
      via sears.com
      Overall
      Polisher

      The bad thing is it uses the bonnets which are horrible. Ended up manufacturing a bushing so I could adapt a velcro backing plate to it. It now serves it's purpose otherwise it was worthless.


      Helpful
      (8)
      Not Helpful
      (0)
      Flag this Review

      goldfly

      Grand Rapids, MI

      Aug 1 , 2007
      via sears.com
      Overall
      A solution to the bonnet problem

      For the price, the tool itself works very well. The bonnets are useless like every other reviewer said. You can however, buy hook and loop strips with a sticky backing and place them on the original backing plate and then use foam pads or wool pads that accept hook and loop. This works surprisingly good and is cheaper than buying a hook and loop backing plate that doesn't exist. ;)

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

      Helpful
      (6)
      Not Helpful
      (0)
      Flag this Review

      navycwo2

      York, PA

      Jun 25 , 2007
      via sears.com
      Overall
      2 stars

      Bonnet comes apart after only a couple minutes use. Sears needs to come up with a hook and loop back plate and foam pads to make this a very good buffer. No aftermarker back plates are available because it has an odd ball size spindle. As it is, it will sit unused in the garage until quality pads are made for it or I get rid of it.


      Helpful
      (8)
      Not Helpful
      (0)
      Flag this Review

      hoyt1

      dyersburg, tn

      Jun 10 , 2007
      via sears.com
      Overall
      fhe bonnets

      the only thing that i have against the polisher is that the pads fly apart way to quickly. the polsher should come with a big buffer like pad thats a little more reliable. other than that it is the best buy nationwide for anyone looking for a polisher.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

      Helpful
      (2)
      Not Helpful
      (0)
      Flag this Review
      • Free shipping! Orders $59 or more Offer ends   31-Dec-2015 See details.
      • Use your Sears Card and Save! Extra 5% off Tool items Sold By Sears when you use your Sears Card Offer ends   31-Dec-2015 See details.
      • Get Diamond accent Heart Earrings for $29.99 with a purchase of $19.99 or more! Limit 1 per order Offer ends   31-Mar-2015 See details.
      • Get 15% off Craftsman or DieHard work boots with online tool purchase. Offer ends   07-Mar-2015 See details.
      • Get Quarter ct tw Diamond Earrings for $24.99 with any storewide purchase of $19.99 or more! Offer ends   31-Mar-2015 See details.

      close x