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 hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate 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,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber (CCA).
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 won't make up
for poor judgment, carelessness or inattention. Always use common sense and exercise caution in the workshop. If a
procedure feels dangerous, don't try it. Figure out an alternative procedure that feels safer. REMEMBER: Your personal
safety is your responsibility.
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, READ THE INSTRUCTION
MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING THE MACHINE. Learning
the machine's application, limitations, and specific hazards
will greatly minimize the possibility of accidents and injury.
USE CERTIFIED SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Eye protection
equipment should comply with ANSI Z87.1 standards,
hearing equipment should comply with ANSI S3.19
standards, and dust mask protection should comply with
MSHA/NIOSH certified respirator standards. Splinters, air-
borne debris, and dust can cause irritation, injury, and/or
DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear tie, gloves, or loose
clothing. Remove watch, rings, and other jewelry. Roll up
your sleeves. Clothing or jewelry caught in moving parts
can cause injury.
DO NOT USE THE MACHINE IN A DANGEROUS
ENVIRONMENT. The use of power tools in damp or wet
locations or in rain can cause shock or electrocution. Keep
your work area well-lit to prevent tripping or placing arms,
hands, and fingers in danger.
MAINTAIN ALL TOOLS AND MACHINES IN PEAK
CONDITION. Keep tools sharp and clean for best and safest
performance. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing
accessories. Poorly maintained tools and machines can further
damage the tool or machine and/or cause injury.
CHECK FOR DAMAGED PARTS. Before using the machine,
check for any damaged parts. Check for alignment of
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING PRODUCT. FAILURE TO FOLLOW ALL
moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts,
and any other conditions that may affect its operation. A
guard or any other part that is damaged should be
properly repaired or replaced. Damaged parts can cause
further damage to the machine and/or injury.
KEEP THE WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and benches
KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. Your shop is a
potentially dangerous environment. Children and visitors can be
REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Make
sure that the switch is in the "OFF" position before plugging
in the power cord. In the event of a power failure, move the
switch to the "OFF" position. An accidental start-up can
10. USE THE GUARDS. Check to see that all guards are in
place, secured, and working correctly to prevent injury.
11. REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES BEFORE
STARTING THE MACHINE. Tools, scrap pieces, and other
debris can be thrown at high speed, causing injury.
12. USE THE RIGHT MACHINE. Don't force a machine or an
attachment to do a job for which it was not designed.
Damage to the machine and/or injury may result.
13. USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. The use of
accessories and attachments not recommended by Black &
Decker may cause damage to the machine or injury to the