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GENERAL SAFETY RULES — FOR ALL POWER TOOLS
WORK AREA SAFETY
POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
4. 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. Unmodiﬁ ed plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk
of electric shock.
5. 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.
6. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering
a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
7. 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.
8. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suit-
able for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces
the risk of electric shock.
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Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, ﬁ re and/or serious injury. The term "power tool" in all of the
warnings listed below refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-opearted (cordless) power tool.
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16. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your
application. The correct power tool will do the job better and safer at
the rate for which it was designed.
17. Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off.
Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous
and must be repaired.
18. Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the battery pack
from the power tool before making any adjustments, changing ac-
cessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures
reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
19. Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not al-
low persons unfamiliar with the power tools or these instructions
to operate power tools. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of
20. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the
power tool's operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power
21. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting
tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to
22. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., in accordance
with these instructions and in the manner intended for the particu-
lar type of power tool, taking into account the working conditions
and the work to be performed. Use of the power tool for operations
different from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
23. Have your power tool serviced by a qualiﬁ ed repair person using
only identical replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of
the power tool is maintained.
1. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite ac-
2. Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as
in the presence of ﬂ ammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools
create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
3. Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
9. 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 inﬂ uence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment
of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal
10. Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Safety equip-
ment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing
protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal inju-
11. Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in the off-position
before plugging in. Carrying tools with your ﬁ nger on the switch or
plugging in power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
12. 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.
13. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This
enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
14. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your
hair, clothing and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes,
jewellery, or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
15. If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and
collection facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used.
Use of these devices can reduce dust-related hazards.