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Safety Symbols; Safety Instructions - Craftsman 172.79183 Operator's Manual

12 amp electric lawn edger
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY cont.
WARNING:
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) protection should be
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provided on all circuits or outlets to be used for electric lawn and garden power
tools. Receptacles are available having built-in GFCI protection and should be
used for this measure of protection.
WARNING:
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Double insulation DOES NOT take the place of normal safety
precautions when operating this tool.
3. BEFORE plugging in the tool, BE SURE that the outlet voltage supplied is within
the voltage marked on the tool's data plate. DO NOT use "AC only" rated tools with a DC
power supply.
4. DO NOT expose tools to rain or wet conditions or use electric tools in wet or damp
locations. Water entering an electric tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
5. If operating an electric tool in damp locations is unavoidable, ALWAYS USE a
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter to supply power to your tool. ALWAYS WEAR
electrician's rubber gloves and footwear in damp conditions.
6. 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.
7. INSPECT tool cords for damage. Have damaged tool cords repaired at a Sears Service
Center. BE SURE to stay constantly aware of the cord location and keep it well away
from the cutting blade.
8. DO NOT abuse the extension cord. NEVER use the cord to carry the tool by or to
pull the plug from the outlet. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts.
Replace damaged cords immediately. Damaged cords increase the risk of electric shock.
EXTENSION CORDS
Use a proper extension cord. ONLY use cords listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Other extension cords can cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in a loss of power
and overheating of tool.
For this tool an AWG (American Wire Gauge) size of a least 14-gauge is recommended
for an extension cord of 25-ft. or less in length. Use 12-gauge for an extension cord
of 50-ft. Extension cords 100-ft. or longer are not recommended.
Remember, a smaller wire gauge size has greater capacity than a larger number
(14-gauge wire has more capacity than 16-gauge wire; 12-gauge wire has more capacity
than 14-gauge). When in doubt use the smaller number.
When operating a power tool outdoors, use an outdoor extension cord marked "W-A" or "W".
These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric shock.
CAUTION:
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Keep the extension cord clear of the work area. Position the
cord so that it will not get caught on bushes, hedges, tree trunks, lawnmowers
or other obstructions while you are working with the Edger.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont.
EXTENSION CORDS cont.
WARNING:
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Check extension cords before each use. If damaged replace
immediately. Never use tool with a damaged cord since touching the damaged
area could cause electrical shock, resulting in serious injury.
SAFETY SYMBOLS FOR YOUR TOOL
The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
V.......................................................................Volts
A...................................................................... Amps
Hz.................................................................... Hertz
W..................................................................... Watts
min..................................................................Minutes
....................................................................Alternating current
..................................................................Direct current
n
....................................................................No-load speed
o
....................................................................Class II construction
.../min.............................................................. Revolutions or Strokes per minute
....................................................................Indicates danger, warning or caution.
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It means attention! Your safety is involved.
SERVICE SAFETY
1. If any part of this Edger is missing or should break, bend, or fail in any way;
or should any electrical component fail to perform properly: SHUT OFF the
power switch and remove the power cord from the Edger and have the missing,
damaged or failed parts replaced BEFORE resuming operation.
2. Tool service should be performed at a Sears Parts and Repair Center or other
qualified service dealer. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel
could result in a risk of injury.
3. When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Follow instructions
in the maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to
follow maintenance instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury.
SAFETY RULES FOR ELECTRIC EDGERS
1. KNOW your electric Edger. Read operator's manual carefully. Learn the
applications and limitations, as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire or serious injury.
2. DO NOT use the Edger without adequate lighting. ALWAYS make sure that you can
see what you are edging.
3. Use Edger ONLY when grass and weeds are dry.
4. ALWAYS stand to the left of the Handle. Any debris thrown by the Edger would be
coming from the Blade Guard area on the right of the Edger.
5. ALWAYS remove objects such as stones, sticks, and debris from the edging
path that could become entangled in, or thrown by the Edger.
6. To reduce the risk of rebound (ricochet), work going away from any nearby solid object
such as a wall, steps, large stone, tree, etc. Use care when working near solid objects
or into the wind. If necessary, do edging in those areas by hand.
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