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General Safety Rules for Pneumatic Tools
Before installing, operating, repairing,
maintaining and replacing accessories
as well as prior to working near by the pneumatic tool,
please read and observe all instructions. Failure to follow
the following safety warnings may result in serious injury.
Save all safety warnings and instructions for future refer-
ence, and make them available to the operator.
Work area safety
Pay attention to surfaces that may have become slip-
pery from using the machine, and to tripping hazards
from the pneumatic or hydraulic hose. Slipping, tripping
and falling are main reasons for workplace injuries.
Do not operate the pneumatic tool in explosive atmos-
pheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids,
gases or dusts. While working the workpiece, sparks can
be created which may ignite the dust or fumes.
Keep children and bystanders away from your work-
place while operating the pneumatic tool. Distractions
from other persons can cause you to lose control over the
Pneumatic tool safety
Never direct the airflow against yourself or other per-
sons close by, and conduct cold air away from your
hands. Compressed air can lead to serious injuries.
Check the connections and the air supply lines. All
maintenance units, couplers, and hoses should conform to
the product specifications in terms of pressure and air vol-
ume. Too low pressure impairs the function of the pneu-
matic tool; too high pressure can result in material damage
and personal injury.
Protect the hoses from kinks, restrictions, solvents,
and sharp edges. Keep the hoses away from heat, oil,
and rotating parts. Immediately replace a damaged
hose. A defective air supply line may result in a wild com-
pressed-air hose and can cause personal injury. Raised
dust or chips may cause serious eye injury.
Make sure that hose clamps are always tightened firm-
ly. Loose or damaged hose clamps may result in uncon-
trolled air escape.
Stay alert, watch what you are doing, and use common
sense when operating a pneumatic tool. Do not use a
pneumatic tool while tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention
while operating a pneumatic tool may result in personal in-
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Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Wearing personal protective equipment –
such as a respirator, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat or
hearing protection – according to the instructions of your
employer or as required by the provisions for work and
health protection, reduces the risk of personal injury.
Prevent unintentional starting. Make sure that the
pneumatic tool is switched off before connecting it to
the air supply, picking it up or carrying it. When your fin-
ger is on the On/Off switch while carrying the pneumatic
tool or when connecting the pneumatic tool to the air sup-
ply while it is switched on, accidents can occur.
Remove any adjustment tools before switching on the
pneumatic tool. A wrench or key left attached to a rotating
part of a pneumatic tool may result in personal injury.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
all times. This enables better control of the pneumatic tool
in unexpected situations.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewel-
lery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from
moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be
caught in moving parts.
If devices are provided for the connection of dust ex-
traction and collection facilities, ensure these are con-
nected and properly used. Use of dust collection can re-
duce dust-related hazards.
Do not directly inhale the exhaust air. Avoid exposing
the eyes to exhaust air. The pneumatic tool's exhaust air
can contain water, oil, metal particles and debris from the
compressor. This can cause damage to one's health.
Pneumatic tool use and care
Use the clamping devices or a vice to secure and sup-
port the workpiece. Holding the workpiece by hand or
against your body will not allow for safe operation of the
Do not overload the pneumatic tool. Use the pneumatic
tool intended for your work. The correct pneumatic tool
will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it is de-
Do not use a pneumatic tool that has a defective On/Off
switch. A pneumatic tool that cannot be controlled with
the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
Disconnect the air supply before making any adjust-
ments, changing accessories, or when not using for ex-
tended periods. This safety measure prevents accidental
starting of the pneumatic tool.
Store idle pneumatic tools out of the reach of children.
Do not allow persons unfamiliar with the pneumatic
tool or these instructions to operate the device. Pneu-
matic tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
Maintain the pneumatic tool with care. Check for mis-
alignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of
parts and any other condition that may affect the pneu-
matic tool's operation. Have damaged parts repaired
before using the pneumatic tool. Many accidents are
caused by poorly maintained pneumatic tools.
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