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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed
below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
• Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite
• 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
• Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
• Double Insulated tools are equipped with 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 a polarized outlet. Do not change the plug in any way. Double
Insulation eliminates the need for the three wire grounded power cord and grounded
power supply system.
• Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is grounded.
• Don’t expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will
increase the risk of electric shock.
• Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord to carry the tools or pull the plug from an
outlet. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Replace
damaged cords immediately. Damaged cords increase the risk of electric shock.
• When operating a power tool outside, use an outdoor extension cord marked "W-A"
or "W". These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric shock.
• Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power
tool. Do not use tool while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medica-
tion. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal
• Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep your
hair, clothing , and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair
can be caught in moving parts.
• Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is off before plugging in. Carrying tools with
your finger on the switch or plugging in tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
• Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning the tool on. A wrench or a key that
is left attached to a rotating part of the tool may result in personal injury.
• Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and bal-
ance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations.
• Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes,
hard hat, or hearing protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
TOOL USE AND CARE
• Use clamps or other practical way to secure and support the workpiece to a stable
platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body is unstable and may lead to loss
• Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your application. The correct tool will do the
job better and safer at the rate for which it is designed.
• Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off. Any tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
• Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any adjustments,
changing accessories, or storing the tool. Such preventive safety measures reduce the
risk of starting the tool accidentally.
• Store idle tools out of reach of children and other untrained persons. Tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
• Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained
tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
• Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any other
condition that may affect the tool’s operation. If damaged, have the tool serviced before
using. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools.
• Use only accessories that are recommended by the manufacturer for your model.
Accessories that may be suitable for one tool may become hazardous when used on
• Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or
maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
• When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Follow instructions in
the Maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow
Maintenance Instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
• Accessories must be rated for at least the speed recommended on the tool warning
label. Wheels and other accessories running over rated speed can fly apart and cause
The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
V ..........................volts A..........................amperes
Hz ........................hertz W ........................watts
min........................minutes ......................alternating current
o........................no load speed
Class II Construction
........................safety alert symbol .../min ..................revolutions or
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES F0R ROTARY TOOLS
ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHEN USING THIS TOOL!
• If accessory jams, turn tool off and disconnect from power supply before freeing
accessory from the jam.
• Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the
cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a “live” wire will
make exposed metal parts of the tool “live” and shock the operator.
• When using cutoff wheels always have the work securely clamped. Never attempt to
hold the work with one hand while using any cutting accessory.
• Keep hands away from rotating accessories.
• Allow accessories and collets to cool before touching with bare hands. They will be
hot after using.
• Insure there are no foreign objects in the workpiece such as nails which if hit could
cause loss of control of unit.
• Always feed the cutter into the material in the same direction as the chips are being
thrown. Feeding the tool in the wrong direction can cause loss of control.
• Keep handles dry, clean, free from oil and grease. This will enable better control of the
• When cutting wood, extra care should be taken to avoid inhalation and minimize skin
• Wear ear protection. Noise level may be amplified when using tool in enclosed spaces.
• The RTX has an internal speed control, never use an external speed control on this
• Do not use worn accessories.
• Do not use grinding wheels that have cracks.
• When turning tool on, hold it away from your face, since a damaged accessory
could come apart.
CAT. NO. RTX FORM NO. 397438-00 Copyright©2000 Black & Decker (JUNE 00 -1) PRINTED IN CHINA
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KEY INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW:
• Do not tighten the collet nut without an accessory bit in place.
• Do not engage spindle lock until tool has come to a complete stop.
Écrou de la douille
Tuerca de la
Dispositif de verrouillage de l’arbre
Seguro de la flecha
Interruptor de encendido y
Interruptor de encendido y apagado
Écrou de l'arbre
Tuerca del mando
Écrou de l'arbre
Tuerca del mando
6 " (150mm)
150 mm 6 po
150 mm (6 pulg.)
Couvercle du boîtier
Tapa de la carcaza
Catalog Number RTX
Douille de serrage