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General Safety Rules - Craftsman 320.74431 Operator's Manual

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GENERAL
SAFETY
RULES
_,
WARNING:
When using electric gardening
tools, basic safety precautions
should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal
injury, including
the precautions
that follow.
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
• Avoid dangerous
environments
- don't use power tools in damp or wet
locations.
Don't use in rain.
Keep children away - all visitors should be kept at a distance from the work
area.
Dress properly - do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be caught in
moving parts. Use of rubber gloves and substantial
footwear
is recommended
when working outdoors.
Wear protective
hair covering to contain long hair.
Use safety glasses - always use face or dust mask if operation
is dusty.
Use the correct tool - do not use the tool for any job except that for which it is
intended.
• Avoid unintentional
starting - don't carry the tool with a finger on switch.
Be
sure switch is off when plugging
in.
Don't grasp the exposed cutting blades or cutting edges when picking up or
holding the tool.
Don't force the tool - it will do the job better and with less likelihood
of a risk of
injury at the rate for which it was designed.
Don't overreach
- keep proper footing and balance at all times.
Stay Alert - Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate
tool when you are tired.
Store idle tools indoors - when not in use, tools should be stored indoors in a
dry, and high or locked-up
place - out of reach of children.
Maintain tool with care - keep cutting edges sharp and clean for best
performance
and to reduce the risk of injury. Follow instructions
for lubricating
and changing
accessories.
Inspect tool cord periodically,
and if damaged,
have
it repaired
by an authorized
service facility. Inspect extension
cords periodically
and replace if damaged.
Keep handles dry, clean, and free from oil and
grease.
Check damaged
parts - before further use of the tool, a guard or other part
that 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,
and any other
condition 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
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