IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS
APPLIANCE. Failure to follow all instructions
listed below may result in electric shock, fire,
and/or serious personal injury.
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING
■ 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.
■ To reduce the risk of electric shock, this tool has a
polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other)
and will require the use of a polarized extension
cord. The plug will fit into a polarized extension
cord only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into
the extension cord, reverse the plug. If the plug still
does not fit, obtain a correct polarized extension
cord. A polarized extension cord will require the
use of a polarized wall outlet. This plug will fit into
the polarized wall outlet only one way. If the plug
does not fit fully into the wall outlet, reverse the
plug. If the plug still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician to install the proper wall outlet. Do
not change the equipment plug, extension cord
receptacle, or extension cord plug in any way.
■ Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces such
as pipes, radiators, ranges, and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your
body is grounded.
■ Don't expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk
of electric shock.
■ Do not handle plug or tool with wet hands.
■ Use outdoor extension cords marked W-A, W, SW-
A, SOW-A, STW-A, STOW-A, SJW-A, SJTW-A, or
SJTOW-A. These cords are rated for outdoor use
and reduce the risk of electric shock.
■ Never allow children to operate the equipment.
Never allow adults to operate the equipment
without proper instruction.
■ Wear eye protection with side shields which are
marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1 as well as
hearing protection when operating this product.
■ Always use face or dust mask if operation is dusty.
■ Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
■ Do not leave appliance plugged in. Unplug from
outlet when not in use and before servicing.
■ Do not expose to rain, store indoors.
READ AND UNDERSTAND
■ Use only as described in this manual. Use only
manufacturer's recommended attachments.
■ Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all body parts
away from openings and moving parts.
■ To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance
has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the
other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one
way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse
the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change
the plug in any way.
■ Wear heavy long pants, long sleeves, boots, and
gloves. Avoid loose garments or jewelry that could
get caught in moving parts of the machine or its
■ 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 designed.
■ Do not operate the equipment while barefoot
or when wearing sandals or similar lightweight
footwear. Wear protective footwear that will protect
your feet and improve your footing on slippery
■ Do not use on steps, a ladder, roof top, tree, or other
unstable support. Stable footing on a solid surface
enables better control of the blower in unexpected
■ Secure long hair so it is above shoulder level to
prevent entanglement in any moving parts.
■ Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach.
Overreaching can result in loss of balance.
■ Turn off all controls before unplugging.
■ Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is
necessary when used by or near children.
■ Avoid accidental starting. Be sure the power switch
is not on before plugging in. Turn switch off before
■ Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off.
Any tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
■ Do not use with damaged plug. If tool is not working
as it should or has been dropped, damaged, left
outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to an
authorized service center.
■ Do not leave the tool when plugged in. Unplug from
the power outlet when not in use, before servicing,
and before storing the tool. Such preventative
safety measures reduce the risk of starting the tool
■ Keep all bystanders, children, and pets at least 50
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