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Work area safety
Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
or dark areas invite accidents.
Do not operate power tools in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust.
tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
Keep children and bystanders away while
operating a power tool.
cause you to lose control.
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.
and matching outlets will reduce risk of
Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded
surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges
There is an increased risk
of electric shock if your body is earthed or
Do not expose power tools to rain or wet
Water entering a power tool will
increase the risk of electric shock.
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.
entangled cords increase the risk of electric
When operating a power tool outdoors,
use an extension cord suitable for outdoor
Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use
reduces the risk of electric shock.
If operating the power tool in damp locations
is unavoidable use a Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI) protected supply.
a GFCI reduce the risk of electric shock.
GFCI and personal protection devices like
electrician’s rubber gloves and footwear will
further enhance your personal safety.
Do not use AC only rated tools with a DC
While the tool may appear to
work, the electrical components of the AC
rated tool are likely to fail and create a hazard
to the operator.
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.
Use personal protective equipment. Always
wear eye protection.
such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes,
hard hat, or hearing protection used for
appropriate conditions will reduce personal
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 plugging in power tools that have the
switch on invites accidents.
Remove any adjusting key or wrench
before turning the power tool on.
or a key left attached to a rotating part of the
power tool may result in personal injury.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times.
This enables better
control of the power tool in unexpected
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing
or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing and
gloves away from moving parts.
clothes, jewelry or long hair can be caught in
If devices are provided for the connection
of dust extraction and collection facilities,
ensure these are connected and properly
Read all safety warnings and 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 all of the warnings listed below refers to your mains-operated
(corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
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