SAfETy GUIDELINES - DEfINITIONS
It is important for you to read and understand this manual. The information it contains
relates to protecting yOUR SAfETy and PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols
below are used to help you recognize this information.
will result in death or serious injury.
could result in death or serious injury.
may result in minor or mod er ate injury.
Used without the safety alert symbol indicates potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
SAVE ALL wARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS fOR fUTURE REfERENCE
The term "power tool" in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power
tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
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 atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable
liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
c) keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause
you to lose control.
2) ELECTRICAL SAfETy
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 surfaces such as pipes, radiators,
ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed
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, pulling or unplugging the
power tool. keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or
entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
e) when operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use.
Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
f) If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a ground fault circuit
interrupter (GfCI) protected supply. Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of electric shock.
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 personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment
such as dust mask, nonskid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the off position before
connecting to power source and/ or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or energizing power tools that have the
switch on invites accidents.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
Indicates a potentially haz ard ous situation which, if not avoided,
Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to follow the
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