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Intended Use; Safety Instructions; General Power Tool Safety Warnings - Black & Decker CS355 Original Instructions Manual

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Intended use

Your Black & Decker Chop Saw has been designed for the
cutting of variously shaped steel materials. This product is
intended for consumer use only.

Safety instructions

General power tool safety warnings

Warning! When using power tools, always
observe the safety regulations applicable in your
country to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock
and personal injury..
Read all of this manual carefully before using the
The intended use is described in this manual. The use of
any accessory or attachment or the performance of any
operation with this appliance other than those
recommended in this instruction manual may present a
risk of personal injury.
Retain this manual for future reference.
1. Keep work area clean
Cluttered areas and benches can cause accidents.
2. Consider work area environment
Do not expose the tool to rain. Do not use the tool in damp or
wet conditions. Keep the work area well lit (250 - 300 Lux). Do
not use the tool where there is a risk of causing fire or
explosion, e.g. in the presence of flammable liquids and
3. Guard against electric shock
Prevent body contact with earthed surfaces (e.g. pipes,
radiators, cookers and refrigerators). When using the tool
under extreme conditions (e.g. high humidity, when metal
swarf is being produced, etc.), electric safety can be further
improved by using a highsensitivity 30 mA Residual Current
Device (RCD).
4. Keep other persons away
Do not let persons, especially children, not involved in the
work touch the tool or the extension cord and keep them away
from the work area.
5. Store idle tools
When not in use, tools must be stored in a dry place and
locked up securely, out of reach of children.
(Original instructions)
6. Do not force the tool
It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
7. Use the right tool
Do not force small tools to do the job of a heavy duty tool. Do
not use tools for purposes not intended; for example do not
use circular saws to cut tree limbs or logs.
8. Dress properly
Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery, as these can be
caught in moving parts. Wear protective hair covering to keep
long hair out of the way. When working outdoors, preferably
wear suitable gloves and non-slip footwear.
9. Use protective equipment
Always use safety glasses. Use a face or dust mask whenever
the operations may produce dust or flying particles. If these
particles might be considerably hot, also wear a heat-resistant
apron. Wear ear protection at all times. Wear a safety helmet
at all times.
10. Connect dust extraction equipment
If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction
and collection facilities, ensure that these are connected and
properly used.
11. Do not abuse cord
Never carry the tool by its cord. Never pull the cord to
disconnect from the socket. Keep the cord away from heat, oil
and sharp edges.
12. Secure workpiece
Use clamps or a vice to hold the workpiece. It is safer and it
frees both hands to operate the tool.
13. Do not overreach
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
14. Maintain tools with care
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean for better and safer
performance. Follow instruction for lubricating and changing
accessories. Inspect tool cords periodically and if damaged
have them repaired by an authorized service facility. Inspect
extension cords periodically and replace if damaged. Keep
handles dry, clean and free from oil and grease.
15. Disconnect tool
Switch off and wait for the tool to come to a complete standstill
before leaving it unattended. Unplug the tool when not in use,
before changing any parts of the tools, accessories or
attachments and before servicing.


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