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• Hold grinder at proper angle, as shown in Figure 10 and 11.
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FORM NO. 496437-00 Rev. 1
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General Power Tool Safety Warnings
WARNING! Read all safety warnings and instructions. Failure to follow the
warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term "power tool" in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded)
power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
1) Work area safety
a) Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
b) Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence
of flammable liquids, gases or dust . Power tools create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes.
c) Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can
cause you to lose control.
2) Electrical safety
a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do
not use any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs
and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators,
ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is
earthed or grounded.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool
will increase the risk of electric shock.
d) Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging
the power tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts.
Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
e) When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for
outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
f) If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a residual current
device (RD) protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.
3) Personal safety
a) 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.
b) 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.
c) 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.
d) 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.
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables bet-
ter control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing
and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be
caught in moving parts.
g) 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.
4) Power tool use and care
a) 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.
b) 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.
c) 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
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d) 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.
e) 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 maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp
cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
g) 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.
5) Battery tool use and care
a) 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
b) Use power tools only with specifically designated battery packs. Use of any
other battery packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
c) 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.
d) 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
a) 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.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL OPERATIONS
Safety Warnings Common for Grinding, Sanding, Wire Brushing, Polishing or
Abrasive, Cutting-Off Operations
a) This power tool is intended to function as a grinder, sander, wire brush,
polisher or cut-off tool. Read all safety warnings, instructions, illustrations
and specifications provided with this power tool. Failure to follow all
instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
b) Do not use accessories which are not specifically designed and
recommended by the tool manufacturer. Just because the accessory can be
attached to your power tool, it does not assure safe operation.
c) 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.
d) 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.
e) The arbour size of wheels, flanges, backing pads or any other accessory
must properly fit the spindle of the power tool. Accessories with arbour 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.
f) Do not use a damaged accessory. Before each use inspect the accessory
such as abrasive wheel for chips and cracks, backing pad for cracks, tear or
excess wear, wire brush for loose or cracked wires. If power tool or
accessory is dropped, inspect for damage or install an undamaged
accessory. After inspecting and installing an accessory, position yourself and
bystanders away from the plane of the rotating accessory and run the power
tool at maximum no-load speed for one minute. Damaged accessories will
normally break apart during this test time.
g) Wear personal protective equipment. Depending on application, use face
shield, safety goggles or safety glasses. As appropriate, wear dust mask,
hearing protectors, gloves and work 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.
h) Keep bystanders a safe distance away from work area. Anyone entering the
work area must wear personal protective equipment. Fragments of workpiece
or of a broken accessory may fly away and cause injury beyond immediate area of
i) Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces only, when performing an
operation where the cutting accessory may contact hidden wiring or its own
cord. Cutting accessory contacting a "live" wire may make exposed metal parts of
the power tool "live" and shock the operator.
j) Position the cord clear of the spinning accessory. If you lose control, the cord
may be cut or snagged and your hand or arm may be pulled into the spinning
k) Never lay the power tool down until the accessory has come to a complete
stop. The spinning accessory may grab the surface and pull the power tool out of
l) Do not run the power tool while carrying it at your side. Accidental contact with
the spinning accessory could snag your clothing, pulling the accessory into your
m)Regularly clean the power tool's air vents. The motor's fan will draw the dust
inside the housing and excessive accumulation of powdered metal may cause
n) Do not operate the power tool near flammable materials. Sparks could ignite
o) Do not use accessories that require liquid coolants. Using water or other liquid
coolants may result in electrocution or shock.
p) Do not use Type 11 (flaring cup) wheels on this tool. Using inappropriate
accessories can result in injury.
q) Always use side handle. Tighten the handle securely. The side handle should
always be used to maintain control of the tool at all times.
Causes and Operator Prevention of Kickback
Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched or snagged rotating wheel, backing pad,
brush or any other accessory. Pinching or snagging causes rapid stalling of the
rotating accessory which in turn causes the uncontrolled power tool to be forced in
the direction opposite of the accessory's rotation at the point of the binding.
For example, if an abrasive wheel is snagged or pinched by the workpiece, the
edge of the wheel that is entering into the pinch point can dig into the surface of the
material causing the wheel to climb out or kick out. The wheel may either jump
toward or away from the operator, depending on direction of the wheel's movement
at the point of pinching. Abrasive wheels may also break under these conditions.
Kickback is the result of tool misuse and/or incorrect operating procedures or
conditions and can be avoided by taking proper precautions as given below:
a) Maintain a firm grip on the power tool and position your body and arm to
allow you to resist kickback forces. Always use auxiliary handle, if provided,
for maximum control over kickback or torque reaction during start up. The
operator can control torque reaction or kickback forces, if proper precautions are
b) Never place your hand near the rotating accessory. Accessory may kickback
over your hand.
c) Do not position your body in the area where power tool will move if kickback
occurs. Kickback will propel the tool in direction opposite to the wheel's movement
at the point of snagging.
d) Use special care when working corners, sharp edges etc. Avoid bouncing and
snagging the accessory. Corners, sharp edges or bouncing have a tendency to
snag the rotating accessory and cause loss of control or kickback.
e) Do not attach a saw chain woodcarving blade or toothed saw blade. Such
blades create frequent kickback and loss of control.