Read and understand all of the operating instructions, safety precautions and warnings 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
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, unless you first confirm that the planned use will be safe for you and others.
MEANINGS OF SIGNAL WORDS
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situations which, if ignored, could result in
serious personal injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situations which, if ignored, could result in moderate
personal injury, or could cause machine damage.
NOTE emphasizes essential information.