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Personal Safety - Craftsman 320.17196 Operator's Manual

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WARNING:
Be sure to read and understand
all instructions
in this manual
before using the reciprocating
saw. Failure to follow all instructions
may result in
hazardous
radiation
exposure,
electric
shock, fire, and/or serious personal
injury.
A_, WARNING: Do not attempt to operate this tool until you have thoroughly
read all instructions, safety rules, and warnings. Failure to comply with them can
result in fire, electric shock, or serious personal injury. Save the manual and refer
to it frequently.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WORK AREA SAFETY
Keep your work area clean and well lit. Do not leave tools or wood scraps
on the saw while it is in operation.
Cluttered
workbenches
and dark areas
invite accidents
Do not operate power tools in explosive
environments,
such as in the
presence of flammable
liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks that
may ignite the dust or fumes.
Keep children and bystanders
and visitors away while operating
a power
tool. Distractions
can cause you to lose control.
Make your workshop
childproof
with padlocks
and master switches.
Lock
tools away when they are not in use.
Make sure that the work area has ample lighting so you can see the work
and that there are no obstructions that will interfere with safe operation.
PERSONAL SAFETY
Know your power tool. Read this operator's
manual carefully.
Learn the
reciprocating
saw's applications
and limitations,
as well as the specific,
potential
hazards related to this tool.
Stay alert, watch what you are doing, and use common
sense when
operating
a power tool.
Do not use a power tool while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol,
or medication.
A moment of inattention
while operating
power tools may
result in serious personal injury.
Dress properly.
Do not wear loose clothing
or jewelry. Contain
long hair.
Keep your hair, clothing,
and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes,
jewelry, or long hair can be caught
in moving parts.
Avoid accidental
starting
of tools.
Be sure that the switch
is off before
attaching
the tool to a power source. Carrying
tools with your finger on the
switch
or plugging
in tools that have the switch "ON" invites accidents.
Remove adjusting
keys or wrenches
before turning
the tool on. A wrench
or a key that is left attached
to a rotating part of the tool may result in
personal injury.
Do not overreach.
Keep proper footing
and balance at all times.
Proper
footing
and balance enables
better control of the tool in unexpected
situations.
Use safety equipment.
Always wear eye protection.
A dust mask, non-
skid safety shoes, hard hat, and/or hearing protection
must be used for
appropriate
conditions.
TOOL USE AND CARE
,_, WARNING:
Be sure to read, understand,
and follow all safety rules and
operating
instructions
in this manual before using this tool. Failure to do so may
result in electric
shock, fire, and/or serious personal injury.
Always
use clamps or other practical ways to support and secure the
workpiece
to a stable platform.
Holding the work by hand or against your
body is unstable and may lead to loss of control.
Do not force the tool.
Use the correct tool for your application.
The correct
tool will do the job better and more safely at the rate for which is designed.
Do not use the tool if the switch does not turn it "ON" and "OFF." Any tool
that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
Disconnect
the plug from the power source before making any adjustments,
changing
accessories,
or storing the tool. Such preventive
safety measures
reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
Never leave the tool running. Always turn it off. Do not leave the tool until it
comes to a complete stop.
Store idle tools out of the reach of children and other untrained persons.
Tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
Maintain
tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained
tools with sharp cutting
edges are less likely to bind and are
easier to control.
Check for misalignment
or binding of moving parts, breakage
of parts, and
any other condition
that may affect the tool's operation.
If damaged,
have the
tool serviced
before using. Many accidents
are caused by poorly maintained
tools.
Use only accessories
that are recommended
by the manufacturer
for your
model. Accessories
that may be suitable
for one tool may become
hazardous
when used on another tool.
_1, WARNING:
When using power tools, basic safety precautions
should always
be followed
to reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock, and personal injury.
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