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Disconnect the plug from the power source
and/or the battery pack 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. 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
The guard provided with the tool must be
securely attached to the power tool and
positioned for maximum safety, so the
least amount of wheel is exposed towards
the operator. Position yourself and
bystanders away from the plane of the
rotating wheel. The guard helps to protect
operator from broken wheel fragments and
accidental contact with wheel.
Use only bonded reinforced or diamond
cut-off wheels for your power tool. Just
because an accessory can be attached to
your power tool, it does not assure safe
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.
recommended applications. For example:
do not grind with the side of cut-off wheel.
Abrasive cut-off wheels are intended for
peripheral grinding, side forces applied to
these wheels may cause them to shatter.
Always use undamaged wheel flanges
that are of correct diameter for your
selected wheel. Proper wheel flanges
support the wheel thus reducing the
possibility of wheel breakage.
Do not use worn down reinforced wheels
from larger power tools. Wheels intended
for a larger power tool are not suitable for the
higher speed of a smaller tool and may burst.
Cut-Off Machine Safety Warnings
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
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 situation.
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.
The outside diameter and the thickness of
your accessory must be within the
capacity rating of your power tool.
Incorrectly sized accessories cannot be
adequately guarded or controlled.
The arbor size of wheels and flanges must
properly fit the spindle of the power tool.
Wheels and flanges with arbor holes that do
not match the mounting hardware of the
power tool will run out of balance, vibrate
excessively and may cause loss of control.
Do not use damaged wheels. Before each
use, inspect the wheels for chips and
cracks. If power tool or wheel is dropped,
inspect for damage or install an
undamaged wheel. After inspecting and
installing the wheel, position yourself and
bystanders away from the plane of the
rotating wheel and run the power tool at
maximum no load speed for one minute.
Damaged wheels will normally break apart
during this test time.
Wear personal protective equipment.
Depending on application, use face
shield, safety goggles or safety glasses.
As appropriate, wear dust mask, hearing
protectors, gloves and shop apron
capable of stopping small abrasive or
workpiece fragments. The eye protection
must be capable of stopping flying debris
generated by various operations. The dust
mask or respirator must be capable of
filtrating particles generated by your
operation. Prolonged exposure to high
intensity noise may cause hearing loss.