SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS
This manual contains information that is important for you to know and understand. This information relates to pro-
tecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS. To help you recognize this information, we use
the symbols to the left. Please read the manual and pay attention to these sections.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
Used without the safety alert symbol indicates potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may
result in property damage.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
There are certain applications for which this tool was designed. Porter-Cable strongly recommends that this
tool NOT be modified and/or used for any application other than for which it was designed. If you have any questions relative to
its application DO NOT use the tool until you have written Porter-Cable and we have advised you.
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and benches invite injuries.
AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don't expose power tools to rain. Don't use power tools in damp or wet
locations. Keep area well lit. Avoid chemical or corrosive environment. Do not use tool in presence of flammable
liquids or gases.
GUARD AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK. Prevent body contact with grounded surfaces. For example: pipes,
radiators, ranges, refrigerator enclosures.
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. Do not let visitors contact tool or extension cord. All visitors should be kept away from
STORE IDLE TOOLS. When not in use, tools should be stored in dry, and high or locked-up place – out of reach
DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was intended.
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 – for example – do not use a circular saw for cutting tree limbs or logs.
DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Loose clothing, draw strings and jewelry 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 ANSI Z87.1 SAFETY GLASSES. Wear safety glasses or goggles while operating power tools. Also face or
dust mask if operation creates dust. All persons in the area where power tools are being operated should also
wear safety glasses and face or dust mask.
10. DON'T ABUSE CORD. Never carry tool by cord or yank it to disconnect from receptacle. Keep cord from heat,
oil, and sharp edges. Have damaged or worn power cord and strain reliever replaced immediately. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO REPAIR POWER CORD.
11. SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work. It's safer than using your hand and it frees both hands to
12. DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
13. 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 service facility. Inspect extension cords periodically and replace if damaged. Have all
worn, broken or lost parts replaced immediately. Keep handles dry, clean and free from oil and grease.
14. DISCONNECT TOOLS when not in use, before servicing, and when changing accessories such as blades, bits, cutters,
15. REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Form habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting
wrenches are removed from the tool before turning it on.
Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Technical Service Manager
4825 Highway 45 North
Jackson, TN 38305