GENERAL SAFETY RULES
Warning! Read and understand all instructions.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may
result in electric shock, ﬁ re and/or serious personal
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General power tool safety
Warning! Read all safety warnings
and all instructions. Failure to follow the warnings
and instructions listed below may result in electric
shock, ﬁ re 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.
1. Work Area Safety
a. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
and dark areas invite accidents.
b. 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
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. Unmodiﬁ ed plugs
and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric
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
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
e. 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.
If operating a power tool in a damp location
is unavoidable, use a residual current
device (RCD) protected supply. Use of an
RCD reduces the risk of electric shock. Note:
The term "Residual Curent Device (RCD)"
can be replaced by "Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI)" or by "Earth Leakage
Circuit Breaker (ELCB)".
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 inﬂ uence 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, non-skid safety shoes,
hard hat, or hearing protection used for
appropriate conditions will reduce personal
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 ﬁ nger on the
switch or energising 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
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