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Safety Instructions - Makita 6915D Instruction Manual

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When using battery operated tools basic safety precautions, including the
following, should be followed to reduce the risk of fire, leaking batteries and
personal injury: Read these instructions before operating this product and
save these instructions.
For safe operations:
Keep work area clean.
Cluttered areas and benches invite injuries.
Consider the work environment.
Do not expose the tool to rain. Keep work area well
lit. Do not use tools in the presence of flammable
liquids or gases.
Keep children away.
Do not let visitors touch the tool. Keep visitors away
from work area.
Store batteries or idle tools.
When not in use, tools and batteries should be
stored separately in a dry, high or locked up place,
out of reach of children.
Ensure that battery terminals cannot be shorted by
other metal parts such as screws, nails, etc.
Do not force the tool.
It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which
it was intended.
Use the right tool.
Do not force small tools or attachments to do the job
of a heavy duty tool. Do not use tools for purposes
not intended.
Dress properly.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery, they can be
caught in moving parts. Non-skid footwear is recom-
mended when working outdoors. Wear protecting
hair covering to contain long hair.
Use protective equipment.
Use safety glasses and if the cutting operation is
dusty, a face or dust mask.
Connect dust extraction equipment.
If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection ensure these are con-
nected and properly used.
10. Do not abuse the supply cord ( if fitted ).
Never carry the tool by the cord or yank it to discon-
nect from the socket. Keep the cord away from heat,
oil and sharp edges.
11. Secure the work.
Use clamps or a vice to hold the work. It is safer
than using your hand and it frees both hands to
operate the tool.
12. Do not over-reach.
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
13. Maintain tools with care.
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean for better and
safer performance. Follow instructions for lubrica-
tion and changing accessories. Inspect tool cords
periodically and if damaged have repaired by an
authorized service facility.
14. Disconnect tools.
Where the design permits, disconnect the tool from
its battery pack when not in use, before servicing
and when changing accessories such as blades,
bits and cutters.
15. Remove adjusting keys and wrenches.
Form the habit of checking to see that keys and
adjusting wrenches are removed from the tool
before turning it on.
16. Avoid unintentional starting.
Do not carry the tool with a finger on the switch.
17. Stay alert.
Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do
not operate the tool when you are tired.
18. Check damaged parts.
Before further use of the tool, a guard or other part
that is damaged should be carefully checked to
determine that it will operate properly and perform
its intended function. Check for alignment of moving
parts, free running of moving parts, breakage of
parts, mounting and any other condition that may
affect its operation. A guard or other part that is
damaged should be properly repaired or replaced
by an authorized service facility unless otherwise
indicated in this instruction manual. Have defective
switches replaced by an authorized service facility.
Do not use the tool if the switch does not turn it on
and off.
19. Warning.
The use of any accessory or attachment, other than
recommended in this instruction manual or the cata-
log, may present a risk of personal injury.
Ensure that the battery pack is correct for the tool.
Ensure that the outside surface of battery pack or
tool is clean and dry before plugging into charger.
Ensure that batteries are charged using the correct
charger recommended by the manufacturer. Incor-
rect use may result in a risk of electric shock, over-
heating or leakage of corrosive liquid from the
20. Have your tool repaired by a qualified person.
This tool is constructed in accordance with the rele-
vant safety requirements. Repairs should only be
carried out by qualified persons using original spare
parts, otherwise this may result in considerable dan-
ger to the user.
21. Disposal of battery.
Ensure battery is disposed of safely as instructed by
the manufacturer.