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General Safety Rules For All Battery Operated Tools; Electrical Safety - Bosch 1644-24 Operating/Safety Instructions Manual

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BM 2610917685 9-02
For All Battery Operated Tools
Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed
below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
Work Area
Keep your work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered benches and dark areas invite
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.
Keep by-standers, children, and visitors
away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.

Electrical Safety

Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord
to carry the tool. Keep cord away from
heat, oil, sharp edges, or moving parts.
Replace damaged cords immediately.
Damaged cords may create a fire.
A battery operated tool with integral
batteries or a separate battery pack must
be recharged only with the specified
charger for the battery. A charger that may
be suitable for one type of battery may create
a risk of fire when used with another battery.
Use battery operated tool only with
specifically designated battery pack. Use
of any other batteries may create a risk of fire.
Personal Safety
Stay alert, watch what you are doing, and
use common sense when operating a
power tool. Do not use tool while tired or
under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or
medication. A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in serious
personal injury.
Dress properly.
Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry. Contain long hair.
Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves away
from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry,
or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch
is in the locked or off position before
inserting battery pack. Carrying tools with
your finger on the switch or inserting the
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battery pack into a tool with the switch on
invites accidents.
Remove adjusting keys or wrenches
before turning the tool on. A wrench or a
key that is left attached to a rotating part of
the tool may result in personal injury.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times. Proper footing and
balance enable better control of the tool in
unexpected situations.
Use safety equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must
be used for appropriate conditions.
Use clamps or other practical way to
secure and support the workpiece to a
stable platform. Holding the work by hand
or against your body is unstable and may
lead to loss of control.
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
Do not use tool if switch does not turn it
on or off. A tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be
Disconnect battery pack from tool or
place the switch in the locked or off
position before making any adjustments,
changing accessories, or storing the tool.
Such preventive safety measures reduce the
risk of starting the tool accidentally.
Store idle tools out of reach of children
and other untrained persons. Tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
When battery pack is not in use, keep it
away from other metal objects like: paper
clips, coins, keys, nails, screws, or other
small metal objects that can make a
connection from one terminal to another.
Shorting the battery terminals together may
cause sparks, burns, or a fire.
Tool Use and Care



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