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GENERAL POWER TOOL SAFETY
WARNING: Read all safety warnings
and all instructions. Failure to follow the
warnings and instructions may result in
electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
SAVE ALL WARNINGS AND
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
The term “power tool” in the warnings
refers to your mains-operated (corded)
power tool or battery-operated (cordless)
1) WORK AREA SAFETY
a) Keep work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
b) Do not operate power tools in
explosive atmospheres, such as in the
presence of flammable liquids, gases
or dust. Power tools create sparks which
may ignite the dust or fumes.
c) Keep children and bystanders
away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
2) ELECTRICAL SAFETY
a) Power tool plugs must match the
outlet. Never modify the plug in any
way. Do not use any adapter plugs
with earthed (grounded) power
tools. Unmodified plugs and matching
outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed or
grounded surfaces such as pipes,
radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric
shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or
wet conditions. Water entering a power
tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
d) Do not abuse the cord. Never use
the cord for carrying, pulling or
unplugging the power tool. Keep cord
away from heat, oil, sharp edges or
moving parts. Damaged or entangled
cords increase the risk of electric shock.
When operating a power tool
outdoors, use an extension cord
suitable for outdoor use. Use of a
cord suitable for outdoor use reduces
the risk of electric shock.
f) If operating a power tool in a damp
location is unavoidable, use a
ground fault circuit interrupter
(GFCI) protected supply. Use of a
GFCI reduces the risk of electric shock.
3) PERSONAL SAFETY
a) Stay alert, watch what you are
doing and use common sense when
operating a power tool. Do not use
a power tool while you are tired
or under the influence of drugs,
alcohol or medication. A moment of
inattention while operating power tools
may result in serious personal injury.
b) Use personal protective equipment.
Always wear eye protection.
Protective equipment such as dust
mask, nonskid safety shoes, hard hat, or
hearing protection used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c) Prevent unintentional starting.
Ensure the switch is in the off
position before connecting to power
source and/ or battery pack, picking
up or carrying the tool. Carrying
power tools with your finger on the
switch or energizing power tools that
have the switch on invites accidents.
d) Remove any adjusting key or
wrench before turning the power
tool on. A wrench or a key left
attached to a rotating part of the power
tool may result in personal injury.
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper
footing and balance at all times.
This enables better control of the
power tool in unexpected situations.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from
moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or
long hair can be caught in moving parts.
g) If devices are provided for the
connection of dust extraction and
collection facilities, ensure these
are connected and properly used.
SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS
It is important for you to read and understand this manual. The information it contains
relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols
below are used to help you recognize this information.
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially haz ard ous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or mod er ate injury.
NOTICE: Used without the safety alert symbol indicates potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.