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Craftsman 183.172510 Owner's Manual page 4

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IA
WARNING]
For your safety, do not plug in your cutting tool or try
to use any accessory until it is completely assembled
and installed according to these instructions, and
until you have read and understood this Owner's
Manual.
Failure to follow these safety rules will result in risk of
serious injury,
1.
WEAR EYE PROTECTION.
This high speed tool will
throw particles from the workpiece during operation,
Make sure safety glasses have side shields.
2.
USE FACE OR DUST MASK along with safety
goggles if cutting or routing operation is dusty. Make
sure work area is well ventilated,
3.
USE HEARING PROTECTION,
particularly during
extended periods of operation.
,
NEVER USE DULL OR DAMAGED BITS. Damaged
bits can break without warning. Dull bits may
overload the motor, cut slowly and are difficult to
control. They will also overheat and possibly break.
.
ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE WORKPIECE
IS FREE
OF NAILS AND OTHER FOREIGN OBJECTS,
If the
bit strikes a nail it will jump sideways and possibly
break,
6.
DO NOT USE THIS TOOL FOR DRILLING HOLES.
It is NOT intended to be used as a drill.
.
ALLOW CLEARANCE
UNDER WORKPIECE
for bit
to travel. Never place workpiece on hard surfaces
such as concrete etc. The bit may jump or break
when contacting a surface other than the one being
cut.
.
ALWAYS SET THE DEPTH GUIDE TO THE
APPROPRIATE
DEPTH.
Use tool with the depth
guide fiat against the work surface for better control of
the tool.
9,
NEVER USE THE TOOL WITHOUT THE SOLE
PLATE, PRECISION HANDLE OR ROUTER BASE
attached and appropriately adjusted.
10. ALWAYS CLAMP WORKPIECE
TO HOLD IT
STEADYWHEN
CUTTING.
This will free both hands
for operating the tool,
11.
12,
NEVER HOLD THE WORKPIECE
IN ONE HAND
while operating the tool with the other hand.
NEVER PLACE HANDS IN THE PATH OF THE
CUTTER AND UNDER THE WORKPIECE.
13. NEVER START THE TOOL WHEN THE BIT IS
TOUCHING THE WORKPIECE.
The bit may catch
the workpiece causing loss of control.
14. ALWAYS HOLD THE TOOL WITH TWO HANDS
DURING START-UP AND OPERATION.
When
starting, motor torque will cause the tool to twist.
15. TURN OFF ALL CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND
REMOVE ALL FUSES in the work area when cutting
into walls or blind areas,
16, ALWAYS HOLD THE TOOL BYTHE INSULATED
GRIPPING SURFACES ON THE BODY OF THE
TOOL where there is any possibility of the cutting bit
contacting hidden electrical wires or the cord of the
tool, Contact with "live" wires will make exposed
metal parts of the tool "live" causing an electrical
shock to the operator.
17. WHEN CUTTING DRYWALL ELECTRICAL OUTLET
OPENINGS using the outlet as a guide, always cut in
a counter clockwise direction. The natural tendency
of the tool to pull to the left will cause a "hugging"
action toward the outlet box, resulting in a neater cut.
18. NEVER LAY THE TOOL DOWN UNTIL THE
CUTTING BIT COMES TO A COMPLETE STOP. A
spinning bit can come in contact with the surface and
pull it out of your control.
19. NEVER TOUCH THE CUTTING BIT IMMEDIATELY
AFTER USE. The bit will be too hot to be handled
with bare hands and will burn your fingers.
20. ALWAYS RE-TIGHTEN COLLET AND ALL
ADJUSTMENTS
before starting the tool after a cutting
bit or accessory has been changed. Loose bits and
adjustments can cause unexpected shifting of the tool,
resulting in loss of control and injury from the bit or
cutting tool being thrown.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR REFERENCE
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