the location of wiring and pipes.
f Avoid touching the tip of a drill bit just after drilling, as
it may be hot.
f Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces,
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
could give the operator an electric shock.
f Switch off the power tool immediately when the
tool insert jams. Be prepared for high reaction
torque that can cause kickback. The tool insert
jams when the power tool is subject to overload or it
becomes wedged in the workpiece.
f Hold the machine with a firm grip. High reaction
torque can briefly occur while driving in
and loosening screws.
f Protect the battery against heat, e. g., against
continuous intense sunlight, fire, water, and moisture.
DANGER OF EXPLOSION.
f In case of damage and improper use of the
battery, vapours may be emitted. Ventilate the
area and seek medical help in case of complaints.
The vapours can irritate the respiratory system.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY WARNINGS
Caution! In order to prevent overheating do not cover
f Ensure that neither the air access nor exit become
either totally or partially covered by drapery, clothing,
etc., as this increases the risk of fire.
f Do not use the appliance if the cable or plug
f Ensure that the voltage indicated on the rating
label matches the mains voltage before plugging in
f If any of the appliance casings breaks, immediately
disconnect the appliance from the mains to prevent
the possibility of an electric shock.
f Do not use the appliance if it has fallen on the floor,
if there are visible signs of damage or if it has a leak.
Caution! Maintain the appliance dry.
f Check the state of the power cord. Damaged or
tangled cables increase the risk of electric shock.
f If using the appliance outdoors, use a suitable
f Do not touch the plug with wet hands.
f Use clamps or a vise to secure the object to be
worked in place. The work will be safer if both hands
are free to control the tool.
f Do not touch any of the appliance's moving parts while
it is operating.
f Protect yourself from contact with and the inhalation
of dust created by sanding wood and metal surfaces
and surfaces coated with lead paint. Use protective
equipment that complies with the appropriate health
and safety regulations.
f When working in amianthus/asbestos and/or silica
stone, the dust produced is extremely harmful to
your health. Wear protection against inhalation of this
dust, in compliance with current regulations on
f When working take care to avoid electric wires and
gas or water pipes in order to avoid an electric shock.
f Fully unroll the appliance's power cable before
f Do not use the appliance if its accessories are not
f Do not use the appliance if the accessories or
consumables attached to it are defective. Replace
f Do not use the appliance if the On/Off switch does
f Do not force the appliance's work capacity. Use the
correct power tool for each application. The correct
power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate
for which it was designed.
f Do not open the battery/ies under any circumstances
f Do not short-circuit the battery terminals as this may
cause an explosion or fire.
f The battery/ies should be stored at a temperature of
f Disconnect the battery charger from the mains when
not in use and before undertaking any cleaning task.
f Remove the batteries from the appliance if you are not
going to use it for some time.
f This appliance is not a toy. Children should be
supervised to ensure that they do not play with
f This appliance is intended for adult use. Ensure that
this product is not used by the disabled, children or
people unused to its handling.
f This appliance should be stored out of reach of
children and/or the disabled.
f Keep the appliance in a dry, dust-free place, out of
f Let the appliance running with no load for 30 seconds
in a safe position. If you notice serious vibration or
other defects stop the appliance immediately. Then
check the problem and /or proceed as we describe on
Anomalies and Repair clause.
Charging the battery
Caution! A new battery is not fully charged and must
therefore be charged before the appliance is used for the
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