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Intended Use; Important Safety Instructions - Black & Decker Alligator 90520380 Instruction Manual

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90520380 Lopper w batt revised

Intended use

Your Black & Decker Alligator Lopper
pruning trees and cutting small logs up to 4 inches (100mm) in
diameter. This tool is intended for consumer use only.

Important Safety Instructions

WARNING: When using a battery operated chain saw, basic
safety precautions should always be followed to reduce risk of fire,
electric shock, and personal injury, including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
Safety Instructions and Warnings for Chain Saws
• Keep Work Area Clean
Cluttered areas invite injuries. Do not start cutting until you
have a clear work area, secure footing, and a planned retreat
path from the falling tree.
• Consider Work Area Environment
Use extreme caution when cutting small size brush and
saplings because the slender material may catch the saw
chain and be whipped toward you or pull you off balance. When
cutting a limb that is under tension be alert for spring back so that
you will not be struck when the tension in the wood fibers is
released. Do not expose chain saw to rain or snow. Do not use
chain saw in damp or wet locations or while it is raining or snowing.
Do not use chain saw in the presence of flammable liquids or gases
or enclosed concentrations of dust. Cut only when visibility and light
are sufficient to see clearly
• Keep Children, Bystanders, Visitors and Animals Away
Do not let visitors contact chain saw. All visitors should be kept
away from work area.
• Store Idle Chain Saw
When not in use, chain saws should be stored in a dry, and high or
locked-up place - out of the reach of children. When storing saw,
always remove battery and use a scabbard or carrying case.
• Don't Grasp the exposed cutting blades or cutting edges when
picking up or holding the appliance.
• Don't Force Chain Saw
It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
intended.
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• Use Right Tool
Cut wood only. Don't use chain saw for purpose not intended - for
example - Don't use chain saw for cutting plastic, metal, masonry,
non-wood building materials.
• Dress Properly
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing, and
gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothing, jewelry, or long hair
can be caught in moving parts. Wear protective hair covering to
contain long hair. Air vents cover moving parts and should be
avoided. Protective non-slip gloves and non-skid footwear are
recommended when working outdoors. Always wear heavy, long
pants or other protection for your legs.
• Use Safety Glasses
Also use safety footwear; snug fitting clothing; protective gloves;
proper hearing, respiratory, and head protection.
• Carrying Saw
Carry the chain saw by the front handle with the saw stopped, finger
off the switch, the guide bar and saw chain to the rear. Remove
battery and secure latch when transporting saw.
• Maintain Chain Saw With Care
Keep tools sharp and clean for better and safer performance. Follow
instructions for lubricating and changing accessories. Keep handles
dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.
• Disconnect Battery
Disconnect battery from chain saw when not in use, before
servicing, when tensioning chain, and when changing accessories
and attachments, such as saw chain.
• Stay Alert
Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate
chain saw when you are tired, ill, or under the influence of alcohol,
drugs, or medication. Keep all parts of the body away from the saw
chain when the motor is operating. Before you start the saw, make
sure the saw chain is not contacting anything. When cutting through
wood, remember the chain saw cuts quickly and will continue its
downward or upward path. Stay out of its path.
• Check Damaged Parts
Before further use of the chain saw, any part that is damaged
should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate
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