All users and employers/owners must read and understand all instructions in this manual
before operating or maintaining this compressor. Failure to follow all instructions listed below
may result in electric shock, fire, serious personal injury or death.
Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
benches and dark areas increase the risks of acci-
dents, electric shock, fire, and injury to persons.
Do not operate compressor in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases,
or dust. Keep work area well ventilated. Always lo-
cate the compressor at least 20 ft. (6.1 m) away from
work area if spraying flammable materials. DO NOT
SMOKE if spraying flammable materials. The com-
pressor is able to create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes. Never use the compressor in sites
containing lacquer, paint, benzene, thinner, gasoline,
gases, adhesive agents, and other materials which
are combustible or explosive. A longer hose may be
Always operate the compressor in a well ventilated
area. Follow all safety instructions and use a respira-
tor as directed in the safety instructions provided with
the material to be sprayed. Some sprayed materials
such as paint, paint solvents, paint remover, insecti-
cides, weed killers, etc contain harmful vapors and
Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while op-
erating a compressor. Do not allow children to operate
compressor. Distractions may cause loss of control
of the tools which may cause injury to bystanders.
Never engage in horseplay with the compressor. Re-
spect the compressor as a working implement.
Always operate the compressor from a stable secure
position. Never operate the compressor from a roof or
table. Use additional air hose to allow tools to reach
Equip the work area with a suitable fire extinguisher.
Do not remove, tamper with, or otherwise cause the
tool operating controls to become disabled or inoper-
able. This will cause the tool to work irregularly and
may result in the risk of injury.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewel-
ry. Contain long hair. Keep your hair, clothing, and
gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jew-
elry, or long hair can be caught in moving parts and
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increases the risk of injury.
Always wear eye and ear protection when using this
tool. Use additional personal protective equipment
as appropriate when operating this tool. Operators
and others in work area must wear safety glasses.
Prolonged exposure to high intensity noise is able
to cause hearing loss. Dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat and other personal protective equip-
ment, must be used for appropriate conditions.
Do not operate the compressor unless you are familiar
with controls. Users unfamiliar with controls may op-
erate compressor in an unsafe manner, injuring them
selves or others.
Keep handles and controls dry, clean and free from oil
and grease. Slippery hands cannot safely control the
Stay alert. Watch what you are doing, and use com-
mon sense when operating a compressor. Do not
use compressor while tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of inatten-
tion while operating the compressor may result in se-
rious personal injury.
Do not direct air stream at people or animals. High
pressure air can propel dust and debris at high
speed. Compressed air from a compressor can con-
tain water, oil, metal particles or other contaminants
which can cause serious injury.
Do not use compressed air for breathing or respira-
tion. Never inhale air directly from compressor or
from breathing apparatus connected to compressor.
Compressed air stream may contain carbon monox-
ide, toxic vapors or solid particles from air tank which
if inhaled could cause serious injury or death.
Use care when touching exposed metal surfaces of
compressor. Many components such as compressor
head, engine/motor, and tubing will remain hot even
after the air compressor has been shut down. Al-
low compressor to cool before moving or attempting
Do not stand on compressor. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times. Proper footing and balance en-
able better control of tools in unexpected situations.
Make sure air hose is free of snags and obstructions.
Do not attach an air hose or tool to your body. En-