Important Safety Rules - Black & Decker SZ360 Instruction Manual

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635381-00 01 SZ360 Scissors


WARNING: Read and understand all instructions. Failure to
follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire
and/or serious personal injury.
WARNING: When using Electric Tools, basic safety precautions
should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock,
and personal injury, including the following:
Work Area
• Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and
dark areas invite accidents.
• 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 or fumes.
• Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
Electrical Safety
• A battery operated tool with integral batteries or a separate
battery pack must be recharged only with the specified
charger for the battery. A charger that may be suitable for one
type of battery may create a risk of fire when used with another
• Use battery operated tool only with specifically designated
battery pack. Use of any other batteries may create a risk of fire.
Personal Safety
• 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
personal injury,
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• 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.
• Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is in the locked or off
position before inserting battery pack. Carrying tools with your
finger on the switch or inserting the battery pack into a tool with the
switch on invites accidents.
• 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.
• Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all
times. Proper footing and balance enable better control of the tool
in unexpected situations.
• Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must be used
for appropriate conditions.
Tool Use and Care
• Use clamps or other practical way to secure and support the
workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or
against your body is unstable and may lead to loss of control.
• Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your application. The
correct tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it is
• Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off. A tool that
cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be
• Disconnect battery pack from tool or place the switch in the
locked or off position before making any adjustments,
changing accessories, or storing the tool. Such preventive
safety measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
• Store idle tools out of reach of children and other untrained

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