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Keep bystanders a safe distance away from
work area. Anyone entering the work area
must wear personal protective equipment.
Fragments of workpiece or of a broken accessory
may fly away and cause injury beyond immediate
area of operation.
surfaces only, when performing an operation
where the cutting accessory may contact
hidden wiring or its own cord. Cutting
accessory contacting a "live" wire may make
exposed metal parts of the power tool "live" and
shock the operator.
10. 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 control.
12. 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.
13. 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 hazards.
14. Do not operate the power tool near flammable
materials. Sparks could ignite these materials.
15. Do not use accessories that require liquid
coolants. Using water or other liquid coolants may
result in electrocution or shock.
16. Kickback and Related Warnings
Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched or
snagged rotating wheel, backing pad, brush or any
other accessory. Pinching 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
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.
a) 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 reactions or kickback
forces, if proper precautions are taken.
b) Never place your hand near the rotating
accessory. Accessory may kickback over your
c) 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.
d) 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 kickback.
e) Do not attach a saw chain woodcarving blade
or toothed saw blade. Such blades create
frequent kickback and loss of control
17. Safety Warnings Specific for Grinding:
a) Use only wheel types that are recommended
for your power tool.
b) Wheels must be used only for recommended
applications. 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.
c) 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:
18. Make sure the wheel is not contacting the
workpiece before the switch is turned on.
19. Before using the tool on an actual workpiece,
let it run for a while. Watch for vibration or
wobbling that could indicate poor installation
or a poorly balanced wheel.
20. Use the specified surface of the wheel to
perform the grinding.
21. Watch out for flying sparks. Hold the tool so
that sparks fly away from you and other
persons or flammable materials.
22. Do not leave the tool running. Operate the tool
only when hand-held.
23. Do not touch the workpiece immediately after
operation; it may be extremely hot and could
burn your skin.
24. Always be sure that the tool is switched off
and unplugged or that the battery cartridge is
removed before carrying out any work on the


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