Personal Safety - Craftsman 172.17174 Owner's Manual

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ELECTRICAL
SAFETY cont.
8. When operating a power tool outside, ALWAYS use an outdoor extension
cord marked "W-A" or 'W." These cords are rated for outdoor use and
reduce the risk of electric shock.
NOTE: The extension cord must have adequate wire size AWG (American Wire
Gauge) for safe, efficient use. Smaller gauge wires, have greater capacity
(16 gauge wire has more capacity than 18 gauge wire).
PERSONAL
SAFETY
1. ALWAYS stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense
when operating
a power tool. DO NOT use 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.
2. ALWAYS dress properly. DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry. Pull
back long hair. Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving
parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
3. ALWAYS avoid accidental
starting.
BE SURE switch is in the "Off"
position before plugging in. DO NOT carry tools with your finger on the
switch. Carrying tools with your finger on the switch or plugging in tools that
have the switch in the "On" position invites accidents.
4. ALWAYS 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.
5. DO NOT overreach. ALWAYS keep proper footing
and balance at all
times. Proper footing and balance enables better control of the tool in
unexpected
situations.
6. ALWAYS use safety equipment.
Always wear eye protection.
Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must be
used for appropriate conditions
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