Cutting accessory contacting a "live" wire may make
exposed metal parts of the power tool "live" and shock the
Position the cord clear of the spinning accessory. If
you lose control, the cord may be cut or snagged and your
hand or arm may be pulled into the spinning accessory.
Never lay the power tool down until the accessory
has come to a complete stop. The spinning accessory
may grab the surface and pull the power tool out of your
Do not run the power tool while carrying it at your
side. Accidental contact with the spinning accessory could
snag your clothing, pulling the accessory into your body.
Regularly clean the power tool's air vents. The motor's
fan will draw the dust inside the housing and excessive
accumulation of powdered metal may cause electrical
Do not operate the power tool near flammable materi-
als. Sparks could ignite these materials.
Do not use accessories that require liquid coolants.
Using water or other liquid coolants may result in electro-
cution or shock.
Note: The above warning does not apply for power tools
specifically designed for use with a liquid system.
Kickback and related warnings
Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched or snagged rotat-
ing wheel, backing pad, brush or any other accessory. Pinch-
ing or snagging causes rapid stalling of the rotating accessory
which in turn causes the uncontrolled power tool to be forced
in the direction opposite of the accessory's rotation at the point
of the binding.
For example, if an abrasive wheel is snagged or pinched by
the workpiece, the edge of the wheel that is entering into the
pinch point can dig into the surface of the material causing
the wheel to climb out or kick out. The wheel may either jump
toward or away from the operator, depending on direction of
the wheel's movement at the point of pinching.
Abrasive wheels may also break under these conditions.
Kickback is the result of power tool misuse and/or incorrect
operating procedures or conditions and can be avoided by
taking proper precautions as given below.
Maintain a firm grip on the power tool and position
your body and arm to allow you to resist kickback
forces. Always use auxiliary handle, if provided, for
maximum control over kickback or torque reaction
during start-up. The operator can control torque reac-
tions or kickback forces, if proper precautions are taken.
Never place your hand near the rotating accessory.
Accessory may kickback over your hand.
Do not position your body in the area where power
tool will move if kickback occurs. Kickback will propel
the tool in direction opposite to the wheel's movement at
the point of snagging.
Use special care when working corners, sharp edges
etc. Avoid bouncing and snagging the accessory.
Corners, sharp edges or bouncing have a tendency to
snag the rotating accessory and cause loss of control or
Do not attach a saw chain woodcarving blade or
toothed saw blade. Such blades create frequent kickback
and loss of control.
Safety warnings specific for grinding and abrasive
Use only wheel types that are recommended for your
power tool and the specific guard designed for the
selected wheel. Wheels for which the power tool was not
designed cannot be adequately guarded and are unsafe.
The guard must be securely attached to the power
tool and positioned for maximum safety, so the least
amount of wheel is exposed towards the operator.
The guard helps to protect operator from broken wheel
fragments and accidental contact with wheel.
Wheels must be used only for recommended ap-
plications. For example: do not grind with the side of
cut-off wheel. Abrasive cut-off wheels are intended for
peripheral grinding, side forces applied to these wheels
may cause them to shatter.
Always use undamaged wheel flanges that are of
correct size and shape for your selected wheel. Proper
wheel flanges support the wheel thus reducing the pos-
sibility of wheel breakage. Flanges for cut-off wheels may
be different from grinding wheel flanges.
Do not use worn down wheels from larger power
tools. Wheel intended for larger power tool is not suitable
for the higher speed of a smaller tool and may burst.
Additional safety warnings specific for abrasive
Do not "jam" the cut-off wheel or apply excessive
pressure. Do not attempt to make an excessive depth
of cut. Over stressing the wheel increases the loading
and susceptibility to twisting or binding of the wheel in the
cut and the possibility of kickback or wheel breakage.
Do not position your body in line with and behind the
rotating wheel. When the wheel, at the point of operation,
is moving away from your body, the possible kickback may
propel the spinning wheel and the power tool directly at