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Personal Safety; Cut-Off Machine Safety Warnings - AEG SMT355-1 Original Instructions Manual

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Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense
when operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool while you
are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in
serious personal injury.
Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Protective equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard
hat or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce
personal injuries.
Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the off-
position before connecting to power source and/or battery pack,
picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying power tools with your
finger on the switch or energising power tools that have the switch
on invites accidents.
Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power
tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power
tool may result in personal injury.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep
your hair and clothing away from moving parts. Loose clothes,
jewellery or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and
collection facilities, ensure these are connected and properly
used. Use of dust collection can reduce dust-related hazards.
Do not let familiarity gained from frequent use of tools allow
you to become complacent and ignore tool safety principles. A
careless action can cause severe injury within a fraction of a second.
Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your
application. The correct power tool will do the job better and safer at
the rate for which it was designed.
Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off.
Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous
and must be repaired.
Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or remove the
battery pack, if detachable, from the power tool before making
any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools.
Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power
tool accidentally.
Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not
allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions
to operate the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands
of untrained users.
Maintain power tools and accessories. Check for misalignment
or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other
condition that may affect the power tool's operation. If damaged,
have the power tool repaired before use. Many accidents are
caused by poorly maintained power tools.
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting
tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier
to control.
Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in accordance
with these instructions, taking into account the working
conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the power tool for
operations different from those intended could result in a hazardous
Keep handles and grasping surfaces dry, clean and free from oil
and grease. Slippery handles and grasping surfaces do not allow for
safe handling and control of the tool in unexpected situations.
Recharge only with the charger specified by the manufacturer. A
charger that is suitable for one type of battery pack may create a risk
of fire when used with another battery pack.
Use power tools only with specifically designated battery packs.
Use of any other battery packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
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 burns
or a fire.
Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the battery;
avoid contact. If contact accidentally occurs, flush with water. If
liquid contacts eyes, additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected
from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
Do not use a battery pack or tool that is damaged or modified.
Damaged or modified batteries may exhibit unpredictable behaviour
resulting in fire, explosion or risk of injury.
Do not expose a battery pack or tool to fire or excessive
temperature. Exposure to fire or temperature above 130°C may
cause explosion.
Follow all charging instructions and do not charge the battery
pack or tool outside the temperature range specified in the
instructions. Charging improperly or at temperatures outside the
specified range may damage the battery and increase the risk of fire.
Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using
only identical replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of
the power tool is maintained.
Never service damaged battery packs. Service of battery packs
should only be performed by the manufacturer or authorized service


Position yourself and bystander away from the plane of the
rotating wheel. The guard helps to protect the operator from broken
wheel fragments and accidental contact with wheel.
Use only bonded reinforced cut-off wheels for your power tool.
Just because an accessory can be attached to your power tool, it does
not assure safe operation.
The rated speed of the accessory must be at least equal to the
maximum speed marked on the power tool. Accessories running
faster than their rated speed can break and fly apart.
Wheels must be used only for recommended applications. For
example: do not grind with the side of a cut-off wheel. Abrasive
cut-off wheels are intended for peripheral grinding, side forces
applied to these wheels may cause them to shatter.



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