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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF THE COMPRESSOR

WARNING: Death or serious bodily injury could result from improper or unsafe use of compressor.
To avoid these risks, follow these basic safety instructions:
1. NEVER TOUCH MOVING PARTS.
Never place your hands, fingers or other body parts near the
compressor's moving parts.
Never insert your fingers or other objects into the housing's ventilator.
Such an action invites the danger of injuries or electric shocks.
2. NEVER OPERATE WITHOUT ALL GUARDS IN PLACE.
Never operate this compressor without all guards or safety features
in place and in proper working order. If maintenance or servicing
requires the removal of a guard or safety features, be sure to replace
the guard or safety features before resuming operation of the
compressor.
3. ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTION.
Risk of injury. Always wear ANSI Z87.1 safety glasses with side
shields or equivalent eye protection. Compressed air must never be
aimed at anyone or any part of the body. Use ear protection as air
flow noise is loud when draining.
4. PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK.
Prevent body contact with grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators,
ranges and refrigeration enclosures.
This compressor must be properly grounded.Don't expose
compressor to rain.Never operate the compressor in damp or wet
locations.
To reduce risk of electric shock, do not remove cover.
5. DISCONNECT THE COMPRESSOR.
Always disconnect the compressor from the power source and
remove the compressed air from the air tank before servicing,
inspecting, maintaining, cleaning, replacing or checking any parts.
6. AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING.
Do not carry the compressor while it is connected to its power source
or when the air tank is filled with compressed air. Be sure the knob
of the pressure switch in the "OFF" position before connecting the
compressor to its power source.
7. STORE COMPRESSOR PROPERLY.
When not in use, the compressor should be stored in indoor dry
place. Keep out of reach of children. Lock-out the storage area.
8. KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN.
Cluttered areas invite injuries. Clear all work areas of unnecessary
tools, debris, furniture, etc.
9. CONSIDER WORK AREA ENVIRONMENT.
Keep work area well lit and well ventilated.
Risk of fire or explosion. Do not carry and operate the compressor or
any other electrical device near the spray area. Do not use compressor
in the presence of flammable liquids or gases.
Never place objects against or on top of compressor.
Compressor produces sparks during operation. Never use
compressor in sites containing lacquer, paint, benzine, thinner,
gasoline, gases, adhesive agents, and other materials which are
combustible or explosive.

SAFETY

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In order to avoid damaging this compressor, do not allow the unit to
be tilted more than 10° when operating.
10. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY.
Do not let visitors contact compressor extension cord.
All visitors should be kept safely away from work area.
11. DRESS PROPERLY.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be caught in moving
parts.
Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
12. DON'T ABUSE CORD.
Never yank it to disconnect from receptacle.
Keep cord from heat, oil and sharp edges.
13. MAINTAIN COMPRESSOR WITH CARE.
Follow instructions for lubricating.
Inspect cords periodically and if damaged, have repaired by
authorized service center. Inspect extension cords periodically and
replace if damaged.
14. OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS.
When compressor is used outdoors, use only extension cords
intended for use outdoors and so marked.
15. STAY ALERT.
Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Never stand on the
compressor. Do not operate compressor when you are tired.
Compressor should never be used by you if you are under the
influence of alcohol, drugs or medication that makes you drowsy.
16. CHECK DAMAGED PARTS AND AIR LEAK.
Before further use of the compressor, a guard or other part is
damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will
operate properly and perform its intended function. Check for
alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of
parts, mounting, air leak, and any other conditions that may
affect its operation.
A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or
replaced by an authorized service center unless otherwise indicated
elsewhere in this Instruction Manual.
Have defective pressure switches replaced by authorized service
center.
Do not use compressor if switch does not turn it on and off.
17. NEVER USE COMPRESSOR FOR APPLICATIONS OTHER
THAN THOSE SPECIFIED.
Never use compressor for applications other than those specified in
the Instruction Manual.
Never use compressed air for breathing or respiration.
18. HANDLE COMPRESSOR CORRECTLY.
Operate the compressor according to the instructions provided
herein. Never allow the compressor to be operated by children,
individuals unfamiliar with its operation or unauthorized personnel.
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