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Bosch 1375A - Grinder Angle 4 1/2 Small 6 Amp Operating/Safety Instructions Manual page 3

Operating instructions
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Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for
your application. The correct tool will do the
job better and safer at the rate for which it is
Do not use tool if switch does not turn it
"ON" or "OFF". Any tool that cannot be
controlled with the switch is dangerous and
must be repaired.
Disconnect the plug from the power source
before making any adjustments, changing
accessories, or storing the tool. Such
preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the tool accidentally.
Store idle tools out of reach of children and
other untrained persons. Tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools
sharp and clean. Properly maintained tools,
with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind
and are easier to control. Any alteration or
modification is a misuse and may result in a
dangerous condition.
Check for misalignment or binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts, and any
other condition that may affect the tools
Always use proper guard with grinding
wheel. A guard protects operator from
broken wheel fragments. When using
grinding wheel attachments, the guard must
always be attached to the tool and positioned
for maximum safety, so the least amount of
wheel is exposed from the side the tool is
being operated.
Accessories must be rated for at least the
speed recommended on the tool warning
label. Wheels and other accessories running
over rated speed can fly apart and cause
injury. Grinding wheels or any other
accessory must have a maximum safe
operating speed greater than the "no load
RPM" marked on the tool's nameplate.
Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces
when performing an operation where the
cutting tools may contact hidden wiring
or its own cord. Contact with a "live" wire
will make exposed metal parts of the tool
"live" and shock the operator.
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operation. If damaged, have the tool
serviced before using. Many accidents are
caused by poorly maintained tools. Develop a
periodic maintenance schedule for your tool.
Use only accessories that are recom-
mended by the manufacturer for your
model. Accessories that may be suitable for
one tool, may become hazardous when used
on another tool.
Tool service must be performed only by
qualified repair personnel. Service or
maintenance performed by unqualified
personnel could result in a risk of injury. For
example: internal wires may be misplaced or
pinched, safety guard return springs may be
improperly mounted.
When servicing a tool, use only identical
replacement parts. Follow instructions in
the Maintenance section of this manual.
Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow
Maintenance Instructions may create a risk of
electric shock or injury. Certain cleaning
agents such as gasoline, carbon tetrachloride,
ammonia, etc. may damage plastic parts.
Angle Grinder Safety Rules
Before using a grinder or installing a new
wheel, inspect the grinding wheel for
chips and cracks. Remove bad wheels
immediately. Run the tool at no load for
one minute, holding the tool in the
direction away from people. Wheels with
flaws will normally break apart during this
Carefully handle both the tool and
individual grinding wheels to avoid
chipping or cracking. Install a new wheel
if tool is dropped while grinding. Do not
use a wheel that may be damaged.
Fragments from a wheel that bursts during
operation will fly away at great velocity
possibly striking you or bystanders.
Do not use grinding wheel that is larger
than the maximum recommended size for
your tool, or worn down damaged wheels
from larger grinders. Wheels intended for
large angle sander/grinders are not suitable
for the high speed of a small angle
sander/grinder, these wheels may easily



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