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scheppach ACM18 Vacuum Cleaner

scheppach ACM18 Vacuum Cleaner


We wish you much joy and success in working with your new appliance.

According to the applicable product liability laws, the manufacturer of the device does not assume liability for damages to the product or damages caused by the product that occurs due to:

  •  Improper handling,
  •  Non-compliance of the operating instructions,
  •  Repairs by third parties, not by authorized service technicians,
  •  Installation and replacement of non-original spare parts,
  •  Application other than specified,
  •  A breakdown of the electrical system that occurs due to the non-compliance of the electric regulations and VDE regulations 0100, DIN 57113 / VDE0113.

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Read through the complete text in the operating instructions for installing and commissioning the device. The operating instructions are intended to help the user to become familiar with the machine and take advantage of its application possibilities in accordance with the recommendations. The operating instructions contain important information on how to operate the machine safely, professionally, and economically, how to avoid danger, and costly repairs, reduce downtimes and how to increase the reliability and service life of the machine.In addition to the safety regulations in the operatinginstructions, you have to meet the applicable regulationsthat apply for the operation of the machine in yourcountry. Keep the operating instructions package withthe machine at all times and store it in a plastic cover to protect it from dirt and moisture. Read the instruction manual each time before operating the machine and carefully follow its information. The machine can only be operated by persons who were instructed concerning the operation of the machine and who are informed about the associated dangers. The minimum age requirement must be complied with.

Scope of delivery

  • Receptacle
  • Suction tube
  • Suction hose

Technical Datascheppach ACM18 Vacuum Cleaner 3

Legend  scheppach ACM18 Vacuum Cleaner 1

  1.  Receptacle
  2. Motor
  3.  Intake nozzle
  4.  Extraction hose
  5. Suction tube
  6.  On/Off switch
  7.  Carrying handle
  8.  Locking hook

General Safety Instructions
Make sure these instructions for use and operation are available to those people who operate the unit.

Important Information

Read these instructions carefully all the way through. Most accidents related to the use of the extraction unit come about due to non-compliance with basic safety rules. If you can recognise potentially dangerous situations in time and are careful about complying with safety regulations, you can avoid accidents. Only use the extraction unit in the way recommended by the manufacturer. Attention! This equipment designed only to be used in a dry situation and not where it is wet

Explanation of the symbols on the device

The use of symbols in this manual is intended to draw your attention to possible risks. The safety symbols and the explanations that accompany them must be perfectly understood. The warnings in themselves do not remove the risks and cannot replace correct actions for preventing accidents

Safety Instructions

  •  Inform all persons who work with the machine of these safety instructions.
  •  Comply with all safety and danger instructions on the machine.
  •  Make sure all safety and danger instructions on the machine are completely legible.
  •  Check the electrical wiring. Do not use defective wiring.
  •  Make sure that the machine is placed on a firm surface and is stable.
  •  Protect the machine from wetness.
  •  Keep children away from the machine when it is plugged in.
  •  The operating persons must be at least 18 years old.
  •  Trainees must be at least 16 years old, and may only work with the machine under supervision.
  •  Only specialists should install, repair and service the electrical wiring.
  •  Pay attention to the direction of the engine – see the electrical connections.
  •  Turn off the machine before correcting defects on the machine. Pull out the plug.
  •  Persons who do not understand how the machine works should not operate it.
  •  Only do maintenance work, or change filters or hoses when the machine is unplugged.
  •  In areas where there is a danger of explosion, only special “ex-protected units” may be used.
  •  Only use original parts.
  •  Check the machine for proper functioning before every start-up.
  •  Do not use the machine at temperatures below 0° C. There is a danger that the housing could be damaged.
  •  When leaving the workplace, turn off the motor.Unplug the machine.
  •  Even when the machine has to be shifted slightly, unplug it from an external source of current! Before it is started up, reconnect the machine to the power source!
  • Attention! If the electrical cable is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its customer service department or other similarly qualified persons. The machine is not suitable to be used to suck up flammable liquids.

Intended Use

  • The extraction unit is solely to be used to clean standing stoves and chimneys for wood burning when they are cold.
  • Do not extract smouldering or burning objects.
  • Do not suck up water or other liquids.
  • Do not suck up poisonous or acidic materials.
  • Do not use the machine on oil-burning ovens or heating tanks.
  •  The machine conforms to the valid EU machine guidelines.
  •  The machine has been built according to the current technical standards and safety regulations. Nonetheless, its use could bring about danger to the body and life of the user or other persons, or could lead to impairment of the machine and other material assets.
  •  Only use the machine when it is in a technically perfect condition, and only use it in appropriate manner, aware of the potential dangers and according to the operating instructions! In particular, correct (or have corrected) immediately any defects that could lead to a compromising of the machine’s safety.
  •  Please note that our equipment is not constructed for commercial, trade or industrial use. We take no responsibility when the unit is used in commercial, trade or industrial contexts or for purposes that are comparable to the same.
  •  Check the filters regularly for damage. Replace damaged filters! Check the housing and the gaskets regularly.
  •  When using the cleaning jet, do not suck up any foreign bodies such as screws, nails, scraps of plastic or wood.
  •  The machine should be operated only with the manufacturer’s original parts and accessories.
  •  Do not extract wood dust and saw dust in industrial settings.
  •  Any uses beyond those described here are considered inappropriate. The manufacture does not take any responsibility for damages resulting from inappropriate use; any
  • risks and responsibilities shall be borne by the user alone.
  •  The manufacturer’s safety, operating, and maintenance regulations, as well as the parameters given in the technical data must be complied with.
  •  Pay attention to suitable accident prevention regulations and all other, generally recognised safety rules.
  •  The machine may be used, serviced and maintained only by those persons who are familiar with it and who have been instructed about potential dangers. Unauthorised changes to the machine nullify the manufacturer’s liability for any damages that result therefrom.
  •  Only use the machine with original, manufacturer’s accessories.

Residual risks

  • The machine has been built according to the most current technical standards and recognised safety rules. Nonetheless, when working with it, certain residual risks remain.
  • There is a health risk associated with dust. It is imperative to use personal protection equipment such as safety goggles and a dust mask.
  • It is possible to breathe in dust when closing and changing the receptacle. If the directions for disposal as given in the operating instructions are not followed (for example the use of dusk masks P2), dust can be inhaled.
  • There is a health risk associated with noise. The acceptable noise level is exceeded when working with the machine. It is imperative to use personal protection equipment such as ear protection.
  • There is a danger associated with electrical current if improper electrical wiring is used.
  • In spite of all preventive measures, some hidden residual risks remain.
  • Residual risks can be minimised if the operating instructions as a whole and, in particular, the sections on “Safety Instructions and Appropriate Use” are complied with.


  •  Take the machine out of the packaging.
  •  Release both locking hooks.
  •  Remove the unit head from the receptacle and remove all parts.
  •  Assemble the suction tube (pos. 5) and the extraction hose (pos. 4).
  •  Put the other end of the suction hose into the intake nozzle (pos. 3).
  •  Put the head back onto the unit, making sure that it is placed correctly, and secure it with both locking hooks.


  • Turn on the motor
  • Put the switch into the position “on”.
  • Turn off the motor
  • Put the switch into the position “off”.


Before beginning to make any changes on the machine, or any maintenance work

  • Unplug the unit!
  •  Wait until the motor has cooled down.
  • Regular maintenance is absolutely necessary for the unimpeded functioning of your machine.


  • Always keep the unit clean and orderly!
  • Only clean the motor with a rag. Avoid hosing it down with water under pressure.
  • Do not use any cleaning or solvent fluids: these could damage the plastic parts.
  • In particular, the suction nozzle and the filter must be carefully cleaned and maintained in order to avoid damage.

Cleaning/ changing the filter  scheppach ACM18 Vacuum Cleaner 2
The filter unit (9) can be removed for replacement or cleaning by turning and pulling it out. The filter can be cleaned by blowing it through with compressed air at a low pressure.

Inspection and maintenance

Only allow trained specialists to attend to any necessary repairs

Electrical Connection

  • Connections and repairs to the electrical wiring may be done only by an electrician.
  • The installed electrical motor is connected so that it can operate. The connection corresponds to the relevant VDE and DIN regulations.
  • The connection to the power source by the customer, as well as any extension cables must correspond to these regulations.

Important Note
Damaged electrical wiring Insulation damage occurs frequently on electrical wiring.

The causes are:

  •  Pressure points, when wiring is led through window or door openings.
  •  Bending points due to inexpert fixing or placement of extension cables.
  •  Cuts due to the wiring being driven over.
  •  Damage to the insulation due to the plug being torn out of the outlet.
  •  Tears due to ageing of the insulation.
  • Do not use any damaged electrical wiring: they can be mortally dangerous due to the damaged insulation.
  • Check electrical wiring regularly for damage. Make sure that the electrical wiring is not connected when it is being inspected.
  • Electrical wiring must correspond to the relevant VDE and DIN regulations. Only use extension cables with the designation H05VV-F
    Regulations demand that the designation be printed on the extension cables

Alternating current motor

  •  The electrical current must correspond to that given on the rating plate.
  •  Extension cords must have a minimum cross section of 1.0 mm3.
  •  The power connection must have an appropriate safety fuse.
  • Should there be any questions, please indicate the following data:
  •  Motor manufacturer
  •  Data on the machine-type label
  •  Data on the switch type label
  • If the motor has to be sent in, then please send in the complete engine unit with the switch.

Only for EU countries.
Do not dispose of electric tools together with household waste material! In observance of European directive 2012/19/EU on wasted electrical and electronic equipment and its implementation in accordance with national law, electric tools that have reached the end of their life must be collected separately and returned to an environmentally compatible recycling facility

Documents / Resources

scheppach ACM18 Vacuum Cleaner [pdf] Instruction Manual
ACM18, Vacuum Cleaner, ACM18 Vacuum Cleaner

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