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Grounding Instructions; Safety Instructions For All Tools - Black & Decker 2683-220 Instruction Manual

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154577/2683-220 IC
5/17/02
FOR YOUR SAFETY - ALL TOOLS
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:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS

Grounding Instructions

This tool should be grounded while in use to
protect the operator from electric shock. The
tool is equipped with a 3-conductor cord 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.
The two grounding contacts and the grounding receptacle in the plug must be
connected to a permanent ground, such as a properly grounded outlet. No
adapter is available for a plug as shown in Figure A.
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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
surfaces. 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 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.
• 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 service 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
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