15. KEEP ALL SCREWS, BOLTS AND COVERS TIGHTLY IN
Keep all screws, bolts, and covers tightly mounted. Check their
16. NEVER USE A COMPRESSOR WHICH IS DEFECTIVE
OR OPERATING ABNORMALLY.
If the compressor appears to be operating unusually, making
strange noises or vibration, or otherwise appears defective,
stop using it immediately and arrange for repairs by a Hitachi
authorized service center.
17. DO NOT WIPE PLASTIC PARTS WITH SOLVENT.
Solvents such as thinner, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, and
alcohol may damage and crack plastic parts. Do not wipe them
with such solvents. Wipe plastic parts with a soft cloth lightly
dampened with soapy water and dry thoroughly.
18. USE ONLY GENUINE HITACHI REPLACEMENT PARTS.
Replacement parts not manufactured by Hitachi may void your
warranty and can lead to malfunction and resulting injuries.
Genuine Hitachi parts are available from your dealer.
19. DO NOT MODIFY THE COMPRESSOR.
Do not modify the compressor. Do not operate at pressure or
speed in excess of manufacturer's recommendations. Always
contact the Hitachi authorized service center any repairs.
Unauthorized modification may not only impair the compressor
performance but may also result in accident or injury to repair
personnel who do not have the required knowledge and technical
expertise to perform the repair operations correctly.
20.TURN OFF THE ENGINE SWITCH WHEN THE
COMPRESSOR IS NOT USED
When the compressor is not used, turn off the engine switch
and open the drain cock to discharge the compressed air from
the air tank.
21. NEVER TOUCH HOT SURFACE
To reduce the risk of burns, do not touch tubes, heads, cylinder and
muffler. Never allow any part of your body or other materials to
contact with any exposed metal parts on this compressor. Never
allow any part of your body to contact the muffler or adjacent areas.
These areas can remain hot for least 45 minutes after this
compressor is shutdown. Cool down before servicing.
22. DO NOT DIRECT AIR STREAM AT BODY.
Risk of injury, do not direct air stream at persons or animals, to
avoid any bodily injury.
23. DRAIN TANK
Risk of bursting. Water will condense in the air tank. If not drained,
water will corrode and weaken the air tank causing a risk of air
tank rupture. Drain tank daily or after 4 hours of use. The drain
contains moisture in the air, abrasion particles, rust, etc. To drain
tank open valve slowly and tilt compressor to empty accumulated
water. Keep face and eyes away from drain cock.
24. MAKE SURE THE COMPRESSOR OUTLET PRESSURE
IS SET LOWER THAN THE MAXIMUM OPERATING
PRESSURE OF THE TOOL.
Repairs should be conducted only by a Hitachi authorized service center.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND MAKE THEM AVAILABLE TO OTHER
When servicing use only identical replacement parts.
USERS OF THIS TOOL!
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Too much air pressure causes a hazardous risk of bursting.
Check the manufacturer's maximum pressure rating for air
tools and accessories. The regulator outlet pressure must
never exceed the maximum pressure rating.
25. THE SAFETY VALVE MUST WORK PROPERLY.
Risk of bursting. Before starting the compressor pull the ring on
the safety valve to make sure the valve moves freely. If the
safety valve does not work properly, over-pressurization may
occur, causing air tank rupture or an explosion.
26. USE OF THIS PRODUCT WILL EXPOSE YOU TO
CHEMICALS KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.
Some dust created by this product contains chemicals known
to State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
compounds in fertilizers
compounds in insecticides, herbicides and pesticides
arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
To reduce your exposure to these chemicals, wear approved
safety equipment such as dust masks that are specially designed
to filter out microscopic particles. Use of this product will expose
you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm. Avoid inhaling
vapors and dust, and wash hands after using. This product
contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of
California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
27. SEE TO IT THAT FUEL IS SUPPLIED APPROPRIATELY.
Follow all fueling instructions in operator's manual.
Gasoline is extremely flammable, and gasoline vapor can
explode. Do not refuel tank while this compressor is running or
hot. Never smoke near gasoline, and keep other flames and
sparks away. Do not refuel indoors or in a poorly ventilated
area. Do not fill fuel tank to point of overflowing. Always refuel
slowly to avoid the possibility of spilled fuel which may cause a
fire. Do not operate this compressor if gasoline is spilled. Wipe
this compressor clean and move it away from the spill. Avoid
creating any ignition until the gosoline has evaporated. Allow
approximately 1/4" of tank space for fuel expansion. Always
store fuel away from this compressor while it is running or hot.
Always store gasoline in an approved container.
28. BE CAREFUL NOT TO TRIP OVER OR DROP THE
COMPRESSOR DURING TRANSPORT.
Exercise utmost caution when you carry this compressor. If you
trip over something and drop it, there is a fear that unexpected
injury may result. If you drop this compressor or bump it against
any objects, air tank or any component parts can cause serious
deformation, damage, severe scratches and breakdown on this
compressor. If operated under such conditions, it can result in
any accidents or bodily injuries by explosion of the air tank or
explosion of those damaged component parts. Furthermore,
gasoline which spilled out by those damages, may have a great
risk of a fire. When there is any deformation and damage on the
handle, it may drop during transport, resulting in an accident of
injury. Before carrying this compressor, switch off the engine
and discharge the drain inside the air tank. Be cautious enough
to make sure that there are no obstacles, inflammable articles,
and unauthorized people around this compressor.