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General Safety Warnings - Craftsman 151.74935 Operator's Manual

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GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS

WARNING!
Read all safety warnings and all instructions.
Failure to follow the warnings and instructions
may result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious personal injury:
■ Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
or dark areas invite accidents.
■ Do not operate cordless power tools in
explosive atmospheres, such as in the
presence of flammable liquids, gases, or
dust. Cordless power tools create sparks
which may ignite the dust or fumes.
■ Do not operate in poor lighting.
■ Keep all bystanders, children, and pets at
least 50 ft. away while operating the tool.
■ Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close
attention is necessary when used by or near
children.
■ Do not expose cordless power tools to rain
or wet conditions. Do not handle plug or tool
with wet hands. Water entering the tool will
increase the risk of electric shock.
■ Do not charge battery tool in rain, or damp
or wet location. Following this rule will reduce
the risk of electric shock.
■ Do not abuse the charger cord. Never use
the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging.
Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges
or moving parts. Damaged or entangled
cords increase the risk of electric shock. If
the charger cord is damaged, replace the
charger with an identical model as listed in
the Product Specifications in this manual.
■ Stay alert, watch what you are doing
and use common sense when operating
a cordless power tool. Do not use the tool
while you are tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of
inattention while operating tools may result in
serious personal injury.
■ Use personal protective equipment. Always
wear eye protection. Protective equipment
such as dusk mask, non-skid safety shoes,
hard hat, or hearing protection used for
appropriate conditions will reduce personal
injuries. Secure long hair above shoulder
level to prevent entanglement in moving
parts.
■ Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure
switch is in the off-position before installing
battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying cordless power tools with your
finger on the switch or energizing cordless
power tools that have the switch on invites
accidents.
■ Do not overreach. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times. This enables better
control of the tool in unexpected situations.
■ Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing
or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing, and
gloves away from moving parts. Loose
clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be caught in
moving parts.
■ Keep all parts of your body away from any
moving parts and all hot surfaces of the unit.
■ Do not use on a ladder, rooftop, tree, or
other unstable support. Stable footing on a
solid surface enables better control of the tool
in unexpected situations.
■ Wear heavy, long pants, long sleeves,
boots, and gloves. Do not wear loose fitting
clothing, shorts pants, sandals or similar
lightweight footwear or go barefoot.
■ For household use only.
■ Do not force the tool. Use the correct tool
for your application. The power tool will do
the job better and safer at the rate for which it
was designed.
■ Do not use the tool if the switch does not
turn it on and off. Any cordless power tool
that cannot be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
■ Disconnect the battery pack from the
cordless power tool before making any
adjustment, changing accessories, or storing.
Such preventive safety measures reduce the
risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
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