Safety Instructions for Machinery
DISCONNECTING POWER SUPPLY. Always
disconnect machine from power supply before
servicing, adjusting, or changing cutting tools
(bits, blades, cutters, etc.). Make sure switch is
in OFF position before reconnecting to avoid an
unexpected or unintentional start.
INTENDED USE. Only use the machine for its
intended purpose and only use recommended
accessories. Never stand on machine, modify
it for an alternative use, or outfit it with non-
STABLE MACHINE. Unexpected movement
during operations greatly increases the risk of
injury and loss of control. Verify machines are
stable/secure and mobile bases (if used) are
locked before starting.
FORCING MACHINERY. Do not force machine.
It will do the job safer and better at the rate for
which it was designed.
GUARDS & COVERS. Guards and covers can
protect you from accidental contact with mov-
ing parts or flying debris. Make sure they are
properly installed, undamaged, and working
correctly before using machine.
REMOVING TOOLS. Never leave adjustment
tools, chuck keys, wrenches, etc. in or on
machine—especially near moving parts. Verify
removal before starting!
AWKWARD POSITIONS. Keep proper foot-
ing and balance at all times when operating
machine. Do not overreach! Avoid awkward
hand positions that make workpiece control dif-
ficult or increase the risk of accidental injury.
DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS. Do not use
machinery in wet locations, cluttered areas,
around flammables, or in poorly-lit areas. Keep
work area clean, dry, and well lighted to mini-
mize risk of injury.
Model g0554z (Mfg 01/09+)
APPROVED OPERATION. Untrained operators
can be seriously hurt by machinery. Only allow
trained or properly supervised people to use
machine. When machine is not being used, dis-
connect power, remove switch keys, or lock-out
machine to prevent unauthorized use—especially
around children. Make workshop kid proof!
CHILDREN & BYSTANDERS. Keep children
and bystanders a safe distance away from work
area. Stop using machine if children or bystand-
ers become a distraction.
FEED DIRECTION. Unless otherwise noted, feed
work against the rotation of blades or cutters.
Feeding in the same direction of rotation may pull
your hand into the cut.
SECURING WORKPIECE. When required, use
clamps or vises to secure workpiece. A secured
workpiece protects hands and frees both of them
to operate the machine.
UNATTENDED OPERATION. Never leave
machine running while unattended. Turn machine
Off and ensure all moving parts completely stop
before walking away.
MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION. A machine that
is not properly maintained may operate unpre-
dictably. Follow all maintenance instructions and
lubrication schedules to keep machine in good
working condition. Regularly inspect machine for
loose bolts, alignment of critical parts, binding, or
any other conditions that may affect safe opera-
tion. Always repair or replace damaged or mis-
adjusted parts before operating machine.
EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES. If at any time
you are experiencing difficulties performing the
intended operation, stop using the machine!
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