DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., 701 East Joppa Road, Baltimore, MD 21286
Form No. 650870-00
Copyright © 2007 DEWALT
The following are trademarks
for one or more DEWALT power tools: the yellow and black
color scheme; the "D" shaped air intake grill; the array of pyramids on the handgrip; the kit box
configuration; and the array of lozenge-shaped humps on the surface of the tool.
The definitions below describe the level of severity for each signal word. Please read the
manual and pay attention to these symbols.
i_ DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
Z¢WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous
which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially
situation which, if not avoided, may
result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION: Used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in property
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS OR ANY DEWALT TOOL,
CALL US TOLL FREE AT: 1-800-4-DEWALT
Read all instructions.
to follow all instructions
listed below may
result in electric
fire and/or serious injury. The term "power tool" in all of the
1) WORK AREA SAFETY
a) Keep work area clean and we# lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
b) Do not operate power tools in explosive
such as in the presence
liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
c) Keep children
away while operating
a power tooL Distractions can
cause you to lose control.
a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not
use any adapter plugs
with earthed (grounded)
power tools. Unmodified plugs and
matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock
b) Avoid body contact
with earthed or grounded
such as pipes,
ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is
earthed or grounded.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will
increase the risk of electric shock
d) Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying,
power tooL Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged
or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock. Replace or repair damaged cords.
Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. Use only 3-wire extension cords that
have 3-prong grounding-type
plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept the tool's plug.
e) When operating
a power tool outdoors,
use an extension
use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock. When using
an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your product
will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power
The following table shows the correct size to use depending
length and nameplate ampere rating, ff in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller
the gage number, the heavier the cord.
Minimum Wire Size for Extension
Total Length of Cord
Wire Size AWG
3) PERSONAL SAFETY
a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a
power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may
result in serious personal injury.
b) Use safety equipment.
wear eye protection.
Safety equipment such as dust
hard hat, or hearing protection
used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c) Avoid accidental
Ensure the switch is in the off-position
in. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or plugging in power tools that
have the switch on invites accidents.
d) Remove any adjusting
key or wrench before turning
the power tool on. A wrench or
a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
e) Do not overreach.
Keep proper footing and balance at a# times. This enables better
control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing
Keep your hair, clothing
gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in
moving parts. Air vents often cover moving parts and should also be avoided.
g) ff devices
for the connection
ensure these are connected
used. Use of these devices can
reduce dust-related hazards.
4) POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
a) Do not force the power tooL Use the correct power tool for your application.
correct power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
b) Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power tool
that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
the plug from the power source and/or the battery pack from the power
tool before making any adjustments,
or storing power tools.
Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
d) Store idle power
tools out of the reach of children
and do not allow persons
with the power tool or these instructions
to operate the power tool Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
e) Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment
or binding of moving parts, breakage
of parts and any other
that may affect
have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting
sharp and clean. Properly maintained
cutting tools with sharp
cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control
g) Use the power
and tool bits etc., in accordance
instructions and in the manner intended for the particular
type of power tool, taking
into account the working conditions and the work to be performed.
Use of the power
tool for operations different from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
5) BATTERY TOOL USE AND CARE
is in the off position
battery pack. Inserting the
battery pack into power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
only with the charger
by the manufacturer.
A charger that is
suitable for one type of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with another
c) Use power tools only with specifically
Use of any other
battery packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
d) When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from other metal objects
coins, keys, nails, screws,
small metal objects
that can make a
from one terminal
to another. Shorting the battery terminals together may
cause burns or a fire.
e) Under abusive
liquid may be ejected from the battery, avoid contact,
flush with water, ff liquid contacts
help. Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
a) Have your power tool serviced
by a qualified
using only identical
parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
• Hold power tools by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where
the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a "five" wire will
make exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and shock the operator.
Use clamps or other practical
way to secure and support
to a stable
Holding the work by hand or against your body is unstable and may lead to loss of
Wear safety goggles
or other eye protection.
and drilling operations cause
chips to fly. Flying particles can cause permanent eye damage.
Bits, sockets and tools get hot during operation.
Wear gloves when touching them.
Do not operate this tool for long periods
of time. Vibration caused by tool action may be
harmful to your hands and arms. Use gloves to provide extra cushion and limit exposure by
taking frequent rest periods.
_ WARNING: ALWAYS use safety glasses. Everyday eyeglasses are NOT safety glasses.
Also use face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. ALWAYS WEAR CERTIFIED SAFETY
• ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3),
• ANSI $12.6 ($3.19) hearing protection,
_ WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding,
drilling, and other
known to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending
on how often you do this type of work.
To reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with
approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out
Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding,
and wash exposed
soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay on the skin may promote
absorption of harmful chemicals.
/_ WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which may cause serious
or other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA
protection appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from face and body.
_ WARNING: Always
wear proper personal
$12.6 ($3.19) during use. Under some conditions and duration of use, noise from this product
may contribute to hearing loss.
/_ CAUTION: When not in use, place tool on its side on a stable surface
where it will not
cause a tripping
or falling hazard. Some tools with large battery packs will stand upright on
the battery pack but may be easily knocked over.
The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The symbols and their definitions
are as follows:
Hz ................ hertz
min .............. minutes
............ direct current
@ ................ Class I Construction
 ................. Class II Construction
BPM ............ beats per minute
A ...................... amperes
................... alternating current
no .................... no load speed
.................... earthing terminal
_'_, . ................... safety alert symbol
.../min ............. revolutions or reciprocation
IPM .................. impacts per minute
for All Battery
When ordering replacement battery packs, be sure to include catalog number and voltage.
Consult the chart at the end of this manual for compatibility of chargers and battery packs.
The battery pack is not fully charged out of the carton. Before using the battery pack and
charger, read the safety instructions below. Then follow charging procedures outlined.
• Do not charge or use battery in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dusL Inserting or removing the battery from the charger may
ignite the dust or fumes.
NEVER force battery
pack into charger.
DO NOT modify
pack in any way
to fit into a non-compatible
pack may rupture
personal injury. Consult the chart at the end of this manual for compatibility of batteries and
Charge the battery packs only in DEWALT chargers.
DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids.
Do not store or use the tool and battery pack in locations
where the temperature
reach or exceed 105°F (40 °) (such as outside
sheds or metal buildings
hazard. Never attempt to open the battery pack for any reason.
If battery pack case is cracked or damaged, do not insert into charger. Do not crush, drop or
damage battery pack. Do not use a battery pack or charger that has received a sharp blow,
been dropped, run over or damaged in any way (i.e., pierced with a nail, hit with a hammer,
stepped on). Electric shock or electrocution
may result. Damaged battery packs should be
returned to service center for recycling.
caps are provided
for use whenever
the battery is out of the tool or charger. Remove cap before placing battery in
charger or tool.
WARNING: Fire hazard. Do not store or carry battery so that metal objects
For example, do not place battery in
aprons, pockets, tool boxes, product kit boxes, drawers, etc., with loose nails,
screws, keys, etc. without battery cap. Transporting
batteries can possibly
cause fires if the
come in contact
such as keys,
coins, hand tools and the like. The US Department of Transportation Hazardous Material
(HMR) actually prohibit transporting batteries in commerce or on airplanes (i.e.,
packed in suitcases and carry-on luggage) UNLESS they are properly protected from short
circuits. So when transporting
individual batteries, make sure that the battery terminals are
protected and well insulated from materials that could contact them and cause a short circuit.
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FOR NICKEL CADMIUM (NiCd) OR
NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE (NiMH)
Do not incinerate
the battery pack even ff it is severely damaged
or is completely
out. The battery pack can explode in a fire.
A small leakage of liquid from the battery pack cells may occur under extreme usage
This does not indicate a failure.
However, if the outer seal is broken:
a. and the battery liquid gets on your skin, immediately wash with soap and water for several
b. and the battery liquid gets into your eyes, flush them with clean water for a minimum of
10 minutes and seek immediate medical attention. (Medical note: The liquid is 25-35%
solution of potassium hydroxide.)
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FOR LITHIUM ION (LI-ION)
Do not incinerate
pack even ff it is severely
or is completely
worn out. The battery pack can explode in a fire. Toxic fumes and materials are created
when lithium ion battery packs are burned.
with the skin, immediately
wash area with
mild soap and water, ff battery liquid gets into the eye, rinse water over the open eye for
15 minutes or until irritation ceases, ff medical attention is needed, the battery electrolyte is
composed of a mixture of liquid organic carbonates and lithium salts.
of opened battery
cells may cause respiratory
Provide fresh air. If
symptoms persists, seek medical attention.
_ WARNING: Burn hazard. Battery liquid may be flammable if exposed to spark or flame.
Seal on the
nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride or lithium ion batteries (or battery packs)
indicate that the costs to recycle these batteries (or battery packs) at the end of
their useful life have already been paid by DEWALT. In some areas, it is illegal to
place spent nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride or lithium ion batteries in the
trash or municipal solid waste stream and the RBRC program provides an environmentally
in cooperation with DEWALT and other battery users, has established programs in
the United States and Canada to facilitate the collection of spent nickel cadmium, nickel metal
hydride or lithium ion batteries. Help protect our environment and conserve natural resources
by returning the spent nickel cadmium and nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride or lithium ion
batteries to an authorized DEWALT service center or to your local retailer for recycling. You may
also contact your local recycling center for information
on where to drop off the spent battery.
is a registered trademark of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.