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Craftsman 183.172510 Owner's Manual page 5

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This cutting tool is double insulated to protect you from
electrical shock.
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Double insulated tools are equipped with a polarized
plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will
fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug
does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it
still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to
install a polarized outlet. Do not alter the plug in any
way. Double insulation eliminates the need for the three
wire grounded power cord and grounded power supply
system.
Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces such as
pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an
increased risk of electric shock if your body is grounded.
Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord to carry
the tool or pull the plug from the outlet. Keep cord
away from heat, oil, sharp edges and moving parts.
Replace damaged cords immediately.
Damaged cords
increase the risk of electric shock.
When operating a power tool outdoors, use an
outdoor extension cord marked "W-A" or "W".
These
cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of
electric shock.
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Always make sure the receptacle is polarized.
If you
are not sure, have a qualified electrician check the
receptacle,
Make sure your extension cord is in good condition.
When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy
enough to carry the current the tool will draw. An
undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting
in loss of power and overheating.
The table below shows
the correct size to use according to cord length and
nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier
gauge. The smaller the gauge number the heavier the
cord.
Be sure your extension cord is properly wired and in
good condition. Always replace a damaged extension
cord or have it repaired by a qualified electrician before
using it. Protect your extension cord from sharp objects,
excessive heat and damp or wet areas.
Use a separate electrical circuit for your power tools.
This circuit must not be less than 14 gauge wire and
should be protected with either a 15 Ampere time delay
fuse or circuit breaker. Before connecting the power tool
to the power source, make sure the switch is in the OFF
position and the power source is the same as indicated on
the nameplate. Running at lower voltage will damage the
motor.
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WARNINGJ
Repair or replace damaged or worn extension cords
immediately.
Select the appropriate extension cord gauge and length
using the chart below.
MINIMUM GAUGE (AWG) EXTENSION CORDS
(120 Volt use only)
Ampe_
More Than
0
6
10
12
Rating
Total length in _et
Not
More Than
25'
50'
100'
150'
6
18
16
16
14
10
18
16
14
12
12
16
16
14
12
16
14
12
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Keep the extension cord clear of the working area.
Position the cord so it will not get caught on the
workpiece, tools or any other obstructions while you
are working with the power tool.
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