■ Make sure your extension cord is in good condition.
When using an extension cord, be sure to use one
heavy enough to carry the current your product will
draw. A wire gauge size (A.W.G.) of at least 14 is
recommended for an extension cord 50 feet or less
in length. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge.
The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord.
An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage
resulting in loss of power and overheating.
■ Do not point the blower nozzle in the direction of
people or pets.
■ Never place blower on any surface, except a hard,
clean surface when motor is running. Gravel, sand,
and other debris can be picked up by the air inlet
and thrown at the operator or bystanders, causing
possible serious injuries.
■ Never run the unit without the proper equipment
attached. Always ensure the blower tube is installed.
■ When not in use, blower should be stored indoors in
a dry, locked up place—out of the reach of children.
■ Maintain tool with care. Keep fan area clean for
best and safest performance. Follow instructions for
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
other construction activities may contain chemicals, including lead, known to cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your
exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such
as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
This product and some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
■ Do not attempt to clear clogs from tool without
first unplugging it.
■ Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as
a handle, or pull cord around sharp edges
or corners. Keep cord away from heated
■ Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug,
grasp the plug, not the cord.
■ To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not
expose to rain, do not use on wet surfaces.
■ If the power supply cord is damaged, it must
be replaced only by the manufacturer or by an
authorized service center to avoid risk.
■ Protect your lungs. Wear a face or dust mask
if the operation is dusty. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
■ Save these instructions. Refer to them
frequently and use them to instruct others who
may use this power tool. If you loan someone
this power tool, loan them these instructions
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