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Personal Safety - AEG ALT58BC Original Instructions Manual

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WARNING! This product is not intended to be used by children or
persons with reduced physical, mental, or sensory capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge. Children should be adequately supervised to
ensure they do not play with the product.
TRAINING
Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with all controls and the proper
use of the product.
Never allow children or people unfamiliar with these instructions to use
the product. Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator.
Keep the area clear of all bystanders, children, and pets while trimming.
Stop the product if anyone enters the area.
Never operate the product when you are tired, ill or under the influence of
alcohol, drugs, or medicine.
Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible for accidents or
hazards occurring to other people or their property.
PREPARATION
Wear full eye and hearing protection while using the product. If working
in an area where there is a risk of falling objects, head protection must
be worn.
Hearing protection may restrict the operator's ability to hear warning
sounds. Pay particular attention to potential hazards around and inside
the working area.
Wear heavy, long trousers, boots, and gloves. Do not wear loose fitting
clothing, short trousers, jewellery of any kind, or use with bare feet.
Secure long hair so it is above shoulder level to prevent entanglement
in moving parts.
Before use and after any impact, check that there are no damaged parts.
A defective switch or any part that is damaged or worn should be properly
repaired or re placed by an authorised service centre.
Make sure the cutting attachment is properly installed and securely
fastened.
Do not use the product unless all guards, deflectors, and handles are
properly and securely attached.
Consider the environment in which you are working. Keep the working
area free from wires, sticks, stones, and debris, which if struck by the
cutter, can become thrown objects.
GENERAL POWER TOOL SAFETY WARNINGS
WARNING! Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to
follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious injury.
Save all warnings and instruction for future reference.
The term "power tool" in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded)
power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
WORK AREA SAFETY
Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite
accidents.
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.
Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
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.
Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces, such as pipes,
radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric
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shock if your body is earthed or grounded
Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a
power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
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.
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
If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a
residual current device (RCD) protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces
the risk of electric shock.

PERSONAL SAFETY

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.
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
injury.
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.
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.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This
enables better control of the power in unexpected situations.
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.
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.
POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
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.
Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off.
Any power tool that cannot be controlled with switch is dangerous and
must be repaired.
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 tool accidentally.
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.
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.
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools
with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
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.
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