DEWALT Industrial Tool Co,, 701 East Joppa Road, Baltimore, MD 21286
(MAY07) Form No, 645436-00
Copyright © 2006, 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
humps on the surface of the tool,
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
ABOUT THIS OR ANY DEWALT TOOL,
CALL US TOLL FREE AT: 1-800-4-DEWALT
Read all instructions.
Failure to follow all instructions
listed below may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term "power tool" in all of the
listed below refers
tool or battery-
1) WORK AREA SAFETY
a) Keep work area clean and well 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
power tools. Unmodified plugs and
matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
b) Avoid body contact
such as pipes,
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 and
overheating. The following table shows the correct size to use depending on cord length
and nameplate ampere rating, ff in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the
gauge number, the heavier the cord.
Minimum Wire Size for Extension
Total Length of Cord
Wire Size AWG
3) PERSONAL SAFETY
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 toolsmay
result in serious personal injury.
b) Use safety
wear eye protection.
Safety equipment such as dust
mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate condi-
tions will reduce personal injuries.
c) Avoid accidental
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 all 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 are provided for the connection
of dust extraction
ensure these are connected
and properly used. Use of these devices can reduce dust-
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 unfamil-
iar 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 misallgnment
of moving parts, breakage
of parts and any other condition
that may affect the power tools operation,
aged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting
tools 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 tool, accessories
and tool bits etc., in accordance
with these instruc-
tions and in the manner intended
for the particular
type of power tool, taking into
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 before inserting
battery pack. Inserting the
battery pack into power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
b) Recharge only with the charger specified by the manufacturer. A charger that is suit-
able for one type of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with another battery
c) Use power
tools only with specifically designated
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
clips, coins, keys, nails, screws, or other small metal objects
that can make a con-
nection 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, ff
flush with water, ff liquid contacts
help. Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
a) Have your power
by a qualified
using only identical
parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing
an operation where the cut-
ting 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.
Keep hands away from moving parts. Never place your hands near the cutting area.
Use extra caution
and pay particular
wires which may be hidden from view. Anticipate the path of falling branches and debris
ahead of time.
Do not operate this tool for long periods
of time. Vibration caused by the operating action
of this tool may cause permanent injury to fingers, hands, and arms. Use gloves to provide
extra cushion, take frequent rest periods, and limit daily time of use.
are NOT safety
glasses. Also use face or dust mask ff cutting operation is dusty. ALWAYS WEAR CERTIFIED
• ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3)
• ANSI $12.6 (S3.19) hearing protection
• NIOSH/OSHA respiratory protection
_, WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, 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 microscopic
with dust from power
and other construction
activities. Wear protective
clothing and wash exposed areas
with 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
respiratory or other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA
protection appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from face and body.
WARNING: Always use eye protection.
All users and bystanders must wear eye protection
that conforms to ANSI Z87.1.
$12.6 ($3.19) during use. Under some conditions and duration of use, noise from this product
may contribute to hearing loss.
• 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
W ................... watts
................. alternating current
no .................. no load speed
................... earthing terminal
_, .................. safety alert symbol
.../min ............ revolutions or reciprocation
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
This manual contains important safety instructions for battery
Before using charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on charger, battery pack,
and product using battery pack.
_, WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get inside charger.
Burn hazard. To reduce the risk of injury, charge only DEWALT batteries. Other
types of batteries may burst causing personal injury and damage.
Under certain conditions, with the charger plugged in to the power supply, the char-
ger can be shorted by foreign material Foreign materials of a conductive nature such as, but not
limited to, steel wool, aluminum foil, or any buildup of metallic particles should be kept away from
charger cavities. Always unplug the charger from the power supply when there is no battery pack
in the cavity. Unplug charger before attempting to clean.
DO NOT attempt to charge the battery pack with any chargers
other than the ones in
this manual The charger and battery pack are specifically designed to work together.
These chargers are not intended
for any uses other than charging
able batteries. Any other uses may result in risk of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
Pull by plug rather
than cord when disconnecting
This will reduce risk of
damage to electric plug and cord.
Make sure that cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over, or other-
to damage or stress.
Do not use an extension
cord unless it is absolutely
Use of improper exten-
sion cord could result in risk of fire, electric shock, or electrocution.
cord must have adequate
wire size (AWG or American
Wire Gauge) for
safety. The smaller the gauge number of the wire, the greater the capacity of the cable, that
is 16 gauge has more capacity than 18 gauge. When using more than one extension to make
up the total length, be sure each individual extension contains at least the minimum wire
Do not place any object
on top of charger
on a soft surface
that might block the ventilation
slots and result in excessive
heat. Place the
charger in a position away from any heat source. The charger is ventilated through slots in
the top and the bottom of the housing.
Do not mount
on wall or permanently
to any surface.
charger is intended to use on a flat, stable surface (i.e., table top, bench top).
Do not operate charger with damaged cord or plug -- have them replaced immediately.
Do not operate charger
ff it has received
a sharp blow, been dropped,
in any way. Take it to an authorized service center.
Do not disassemble
take it to an authorized
center when service
repair is required.
Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock, electrocution
from the outlet
reduce the risk of electric
shock. Removing the battery pack will not reduce this risk.
NEVER attempt to connect 2 chargers together.
Volts). Do not attempt
to use it on any other voltage.
The DC9000 charger is designed to charge DEWALT battery packs in approximately 1 hour. This
charger requires no adjustment and is designed to be as easy as possible to operate. Simply
place your battery pack into the receptacle of a plugged in charger and it will automatically
charge the pack.
WARNING: For safe operation, read this manual and manuals originally supplied with tool
before using the charger.
When ordering replacement
battery packs, be sure to include catalog number and voltage.
Consult the chart on the last page of this manual for compatibility
of chargers and battery
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 incinerate
the battery pack even if it is severely damaged
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.
Do not charge or use battery
such as in the presence
liquids, gases or dust. Inserting or removing the battery from the charger may
ignite the dust or fumes.
ff battery contents
come into contact
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.
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
WARNING: Never attempt to open the battery pack for any reason, ff 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