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Power Tool 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 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.
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
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.
Keep by-standers, children, and visitors Refer to “Recommended sizes of Extension
away while operating a power tool. Cords” in the Accessory section of this
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
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
medication. A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in serious
Grounded tools must be plugged into an
outlet properly installed and grounded in
accordance with all codes and
ordinances. Never remove the grounding
prong or modify the plug in any way. Do
not use any adaptor plugs. Check with a
qualified electrician if you are in doubt as
to whether the outlet is properly
grounded. If the tools should electrically
malfunction or break down, grounding
provides a low resistance path to carry
electricity away from the user. Improper
grounding can shock, burn or electrocute.
Grounded tools are equipped with three
conductor cord and three prong type plugs.
Before plugging in the tool be certain the
outlet voltage supplied is within the voltage
marked on the nameplate. Do not use “AC
only” rated tools with a DC power supply.
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.
Keep handles dry, clean and free from oil
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
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. If operating the power tool in
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.
damp locations is unavoidable, a Ground Do not overreach. Keep proper footing
Fault Circuit Interrupter must be used to and balance at all times. Proper footing
supply the power to your tool. Electrician’s and balance enables better control of the tool
rubber gloves and footwear will further in unexpected situations.
enhance your personal safety.
Use safety equipment. Always wear eye
Don't expose power tools to rain or wet protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety
conditions. Water entering a power tool will shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must
increase the risk of electric shock.
be used for appropriate conditions.