IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Read and understand all of the safety precautions, warnings and operating instructions in the Instruction
Manual before operating or maintaining this power tool.
Most accidents that result from power tool operation and maintenance are caused by the failure to observe
basic safety rules or precautions. An accident can often be avoided by recognizing a potentially hazardous
situation before it occurs, and by observing appropriate safety procedures.
Basic safety precautions are outlined in the "SAFETY" section of this Instruction Manual and in the sections
which contain the operation and maintenance instructions.
Hazards that must be avoided to prevent bodily injury or machine damage are identified by WARNINGS on
the power tool and in this Instruction Manual.
NEVER use this power tool in a manner that has not been specifically recommended by HITACHI.
MEANINGS OF SIGNAL WORDS
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situations which, if ignored, could result in death or serious
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situations which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate
injury, or may cause machine damage.
NOTE emphasizes essential information.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING ALL POWER TOOLS
READ ALL OF THE WARNINGS AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BE-
FORE OPERATING OR MAINTAINING THIS TOOL:
When using this electric tool, take all necessary precautions to minimize the risk of elec-
tric shock or other personal injury.
In particular, always comply with the following safety rules:
1. ALWAYS KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE
2. ALWAYS REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES BEFORE STARTING TOOL.
Always confirm that all keys and adjusting wrenches have been removed from the tool before it is turned on.
3. ALWAYS KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN.
4. NEVER USE TOOL IN HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS.
wet places, and never expose them to rain. Always keep the work area well lighted.
5. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY.
6. MAKE WORKSHOP CHILD PROOF
7. NEVER FORCE THE TOOL.
which it was designed.
8. ALWAYS USE THE RIGHT TOOLS.
was not designed.
9. ALWAYS WEAR PROPER APPAREL WHEN WORKING WITH THE TOOL.
clothing, gloves, neckties, rings, bracelets or other jewelry which may get caught in the moving parts.
Always wear non-slip footwear, preferably with steel toes. Wear protective hair covering to contain long
and in working order.
Avoid injuries by not cluttering the work areas and work
All visitors should be kept safe distance from work area.
with padlocks, master switches, or by removing starter keys.
It will do the job better and more safely if it is operated at the rate for
Never force a tool or an attachment to do a job for which it
Never use power tools in damp or
Never wear loose