DFWALT Industrial Tool Co., 701 East Joppa
Part No. N285382
© 2013 DFWALT
The following are trademarks for one or more DEWAI.$ power tools: the yellow and black color scheme, the "D" shaped
air intake grill, the array of pyramids on the handgrip, the kit box configuration, and the array of lozenge-shaped
the surface of the tool,
The definitions below deseribe the level of severity for each signal word, Please read the
manual and pay attention to these symbols.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury.
A WARNING: indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
A CAUTION: indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result
in minor or moderate
NOTICE: indicates a practice not related to personal injury which, if not avoided, may
result in property
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS OR ANY DE.:.WALT T OOL, CALL
US TOLL FREE AT: 1-800-4-DEWALT
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, read the instruction manual.
Read all safety
and all instructions.
Failure to follow the
warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury,
SAVE ALL WARNINGS
The term "power tool" in the warnings 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 or dark areas invite accidents.
b) Do not operate power tools in explosive
such as in the presence
of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes.
c) Keep children and bystanders
away while operating a power tool. Distractions can
cause you to lose control
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. Unmodified plugs
and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded
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 conditions.
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
Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts.
Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
e) When operating
use an extension
outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
f) If operating
a power tool in a damp location
use a ground
supply. Use of a GFC/ reduces the risk of electric
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 influence
of drugs, alcohol
A moment of inattention while operating power tools
may result in serious personal injury.
b) Use personal
equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection
used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c) Prevent unintentional
Ensure the switch
is in the off position
to power source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying
Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or energizing 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 situations.
f) Dress properly.
Do not wear loose clothing
Keep your hair, clothing
and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair can be caught
in moving parts.
g) If devices
for the connection
of dust extraction
ensure these are connected
and properly used. Use of dust collection can
reduce dust-related hazards.
4) POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
a) Do not force the power tool Use the correct power tool for your application.
correct power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
b) 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.
the plug from the power source andlor
pack from the
power tool before
power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool
d) Store idle power
tools out of the reach of children
and do not allow persons
with the power
tool or these instructions
the power tool
Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
and any other
that may affect
have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents
are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting
tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp
cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control
g) Use the power
and tool bits, etc. in accordance
the working conditions
and the work to be
Use of the power tool for operations different from those intended could
result in a hazardous situation.
a) Have your power tool serviced
by a qualified
using only identical
parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
tool by insulated
because the cutter may contact its
own cord. Cutting a "live" wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool "live" and
shock the operator
way to secure
the workpiece to a
Holding the work by hand or against your body leaves it unstable and may
lead to loss of control.
• Always follow the bit manufacturer:s
as some bit designs
require specific speeds for safety or performance,
if you are unsure of the proper speed
or are experiencing any type of problem, contact the bit manufacturer
DO NOT CUT METAL.
Keep handles and gripping
dry, clean, and free from oil and grease. This
will enable better control of the tool
firm grip with both hands on laminate
to resist starting
away from cutting
area. Never reach under
reason. Keep the laminate trimmer base firmly in contact with the workpiece when cutting.
These precautions will reduce the risk of personal injury,
• Never run the motor
unit when it is not inserted
into the base.
The motor is not
designed to be handhe/d.
Do not overload motor
Check to see that the cord will not snag or impede the trimming
Use sharp bits. Dull bits may cause the laminate trimmer to swerve or staff under pressure.
Be sure that the bit is clear of the workpiece before starting
the bit is in
contact with the workpiece when the motor starts, it could make the laminate trimmer jump,
causing damage or injury.
• Keep hands clear of bit when motor is running to prevent personal injury.
NEVER touch the bit immediately
after use./t may be extremely hot.
under workpiece for bit when through-cutting.
Tighten collet nut securely
wrench (17 mm) to prevent
the bit from
collet nut without
• Not recommended
for use in a router table.
than shown in Figure 8). Climb-
the chance for loss of control
climb-cutting is required (backing around a comer), exercise extreme caution to maintain
control of trimmer Make smaller cuts and remove minimal material with each pass.
Be sure that the motor has stopped completely
before you lay the laminate
down. If the bit head is still spinning when the tool is laid down, it could cause injury or
Do not press spindle lock button
while the motor is running.
Doing so can damage
the spindle lock.
Do not use AC only rated tools with a DC power supply. While the tool may appear to
work, the electrical components of the AC rated tool are likely to fail and create a hazard to
into existing walls or other blind areas where electrical
wires may exist is
all fuses or circuit breakers
feeding this worksite.
make sure the work surface
is free from nails and other foreign
Cutting into a nail can cause the bit and the tool to jump and damage the bit.
• Never lay workpiece
on top of hard surfaces
stone etc... Protruding
cutting bit may cause tool to jump.
Do not leave tool running.
Operate tool only when hand-held.
• Air vents often cover moving parts and should be avoided.
Loose clothes, jewelry or
long hair can be caught in moving parts.
cord must have adequate
wire size (AWG or American
for safety. The smaller the gauge number of the wire, the greater the capacity of the cable,
that is 16 gauge has more capacity than 18 gauge. An undersized cord will cause a drop in
line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. When using more than one extension
to make up the total length, be sure each individual extension contains at least the minimum
wire size. The following table shows the correct size to use depending on cord length and
nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge
numbed the heavier the cord.
Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
Total Length of Cord in Feet (meters)
WARNING: ALWAYS use safety glasses. Everyday eyeglasses are NOT safety glasses.
Also use face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. ALWAYS WEAR CERTIFIED SAFETY
• ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3),
• ANSI $12.6 ($3.19) hearing protection,
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of Califomia to cause canced birth
defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
lead from lead-based paints,
crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To
reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved
safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic
with dust from power sanding,
and other construction
and wash exposed areas
with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay on the skin may
promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
A WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disperse dust, which may cause serious and
permanent respiratory or other injury.Always use NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory protection
appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from face and body,
Always wear proper personal
$12.6 ($3,19) during use. Under some conditions and duration of use, noise from this product
may contribute to hearing loss.
The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The symbols and their definitions
are as follows:
Hz ................... hertz
min ................. minutes
or DC ..... direct current
_) ................... Class I Construction
 ................... Class fl Construction
.../min ............ per minute
IPM ................. impacts per minute
SPM ............... strokes per minute
* or AC ............. alternating current
or AC/DC ...... alternating or direct current
no ....................... no load speed
n......................... rated speed
....................... earthing terminal
........................ safety alert symbol
BPM ................... beats per minute
RPM ................... revolutions per minute
sfpm ................... surface feet per minute
Be sure your power supply agrees with the nameplate marking. Voltage decrease of more than
10% will cause loss of power and overheating. DEWALT tools are factory tested; if this tool does
not operate, check power supply.
A WARNING: Never modify the power tool or any part of it. Damage or personal injury could
A. Quick release tabs
K. Sub-base screws
B. Depth adjustment ring
L. Guide pins
C. On/off switch
M. Locking lever adjustment screw
D. Spindle lock button
E. LED light
O. Collet nut
R Motor unit
G. Micro adjustment scale
Q. Roller bearing/edge guide slot
H. Locking lever
R. Edge guide
S. Edge guide screw
This laminate trimmer is designed for professional flush and bevel trimming of laminated plastics
and other similar materials that have a bonding agent too hard to be trimmed with ordinary tools.
DO NOT use under wet conditions or in presence of flammable liquids or gases.
This laminate trimmer is a professional power tool. DO NOT let children come into contact with
the tool. Supervision is required when inexperienced operators use this tool.