SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS
It is important for you to read and understand this manual.
The information it contains relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols below
are used to help you recognize this information.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially haz ard ous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or mod er ate injury.
Used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may
result in property damage.
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction
activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples
of these chemicals are: • lead from lead-based paints,
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to
these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks
that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities. Wear
protective clothing and wash exposed areas with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay on
the skin may promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
Use of this tool can generate and/or disperse dust, which may cause serious and permanent
respiratory or other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory protection appropriate for the dust
exposure. Direct particles away from face and body.
Wear appropriate hearing protection during use. Under some conditions and duration of use, noise
from this product may contribute to hearing loss.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
INSTRUCTIONS LISTED BELOW MAY RESULT IN ELECTRIC SHOCK, FIRE AND OR SERIOUS INJURY.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Woodworking can be dangerous if safe and proper operating procedures are not followed. As with all machinery, there
are certain hazards involved with the operation of the product. Using the machine with respect and caution will
considerably lessen the possibility of personal injury. However, if normal safety precautions are overlooked or ignored,
personal injury to the operator may result. Safety equipment such as guards, push sticks, hold-downs, featherboards,
goggles, dust masks and hearing protection can reduce your potential for injury. But even the best guard wonʼt make up
for poor judgment, carelessness or inattention. Always use common sense and exercise caution in the workshop. If a
procedure feels dangerous, donʼt try it. Figure out an alternative procedure that feels safer. REMEMBER: Your personal
safety is your responsibility.
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, READ INSTRUCTION
MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING THE TOOL. Learn the
toolʼs application and limitations as well as the specific
hazards peculiar to it.
KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working order.
ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION. Wear safety
glasses. Everyday eyeglasses only have impact
resistant lenses; they are not safety glasses. Also use
face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. These
safety glasses must conform to ANSI Z87.1
requirements. NOTE: Approved glasses have Z87
printed or stamped on them.
REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Form
habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting
wrenches are removed from tool before turning it "on".
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and
benches invite accidents.
DON'T USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Donʼt
use power tools in damp or wet locations, or expose
them to rain. Keep work area well-lighted.
KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. All children
and visitors should be kept a safe distance from work
MAKE WORKSHOP CHILDPROOF – with padlocks,
master switches, or by removing starter keys.
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber (CCA).
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING PRODUCT. FAILURE TO FOLLOW ALL
DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and be
safer at the rate for which it was designed.
USE RIGHT TOOL. Donʼt force tool or attachment to do
a job for which it was not designed.
WEAR PROPER APPAREL. No loose clothing, gloves,
neckties, rings, bracelets, or other jewelry to get caught
in moving parts. Nonslip footwear is recommended.
Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold work
when practical. Itʼs safer than using your hand and frees
both hands to operate tool.
DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times.
MAINTAIN TOOLS IN TOP CONDITION. Keep tools
sharp and clean for best and safest performance.
Follow instructions for lubricating and changing
DISCONNECT TOOLS before servicing and when
changing accessories such as blades, bits, cutters, etc.
USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. The use of
accessories and attachments not recommended by
Black & Decker may cause hazards or risk of injury to
REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL STARTING.
Make sure switch is in "OFF" position before plugging in
power cord. In the event of a power failure, move
switch to the "OFF" position.