Important Safety Instructions; Grounding Instructions; Safety Instructions For All Tools - Black & Decker 1766 Instruction Manual

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WARNING: When using electric tools, basic safety precautions should
always be followed to reduce risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury,
including the following:

Grounding Instructions

This tool should be grounded while in use to protect the operator from elec-
tric shock. The tool is equipped with a 3-conductor cord and 3-prong
grounding type plug to fit the proper grounding type receptacle. The green
(or green and yellow) conductor in the cord is the grounding wire. Never
connect the green (or green and yellow) wire to a live terminal. If your unit is
intended for use on less than 150 V, it has a plug that looks like that shown in
sketch A. If it is for use on 150 to 250 V, it has a plug that looks like that
shown in sketch D. An adapter, sketches B and C, is available for connecting
sketch A type plugs to 2-prong receptacles. The green-colored rigid ear, lug,
or the like, extending from the adapter must be connected to a permanent
ground, such as a properly grounded outlet box. No adapter is available for a
plug as shown in sketch D. ADAPTER SHOWN IN FIGURES B and C IS NOT
FOR USE IN CANADA. Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong
grounding-type plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept the tool's plug.
Replace or repair damaged cords.
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Safety Instructions For All Tools

• KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and benches invite injuries.
• CONSIDER WORK AREA ENVIRONMENT. Don't expose power tools to rain.
Don't use power tools in damp or wet locations. Keep work area well lit. Do not
use tool in presence of flammable liquids or gases.
• GUARD AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK. Prevent body contact with grounded sur-
faces. For example; pipes, radiators, ranges, and refrigerator enclosures.
• KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. Do not let visitors contact tool or extension cord. All
visitors should be kept away from work area.
• STORE IDLE TOOLS. When not in use, tools should be stored in dry, and high or
locked-up place — out of reach of children.
• DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
• USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force small tool or attachment to do the job of a heavy-
duty tool. Don't use tool for purpose not intended.
• DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be caught
in moving parts. Rubber gloves and non-skid footwear are recommended when
working outdoors. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
• USE SAFETY GLASSES. Also use face or dust mask if operation is dusty.
• DON'T ABUSE CORD. Never carry tool by cord or yank it to disconnect from
receptacle. Keep cord from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
• SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work. It's safer than using your
hand and it frees both hands to operate tool.
• DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
• MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp and clean for better and safer
performance. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
Inspect tool cords periodically and if damaged, have repaired by authorized ser-
vice facility. Inspect extension cords periodically and replace if damaged. Keep
handles dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.
• DISCONNECT OR LOCK OFF TOOLS when not in use, before servicing, and when
changing accessories, such as blades, bits, cutters.
• REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Form habit of checking to see
that keys and adjusting wrenches are removed from tool before turning it on.
• AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Don't carry tool with finger on switch. Be



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