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Specific Safety Rules - Makita 4331D Instruction Manual

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the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the
hands of untrained users.
20. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and
any other condition that may affect the power
tools operation. If damaged, have the power tool
repaired before use. Many accidents are caused
by poorly maintained power tools.
21. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges
are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
22. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits
etc. in accordance with these instructions and in
the manner intended for the particular type of
power tool, taking into account the working con-
ditions and the work to be performed. Use of the
power tool for operations different from those
intended could result in a hazardous situation.
Battery tool use and care
23. Ensure the switch is in the off position before
inserting battery pack. Inserting the battery pack
into power tools that have the switch on invites acci-
24. Recharge only with the charger specified by the
manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one
type of battery pack may create a risk of fire when
used with another battery pack.
25. Use power tools only with specifically desig-
nated battery packs. Use of any other battery
packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
26. When battery pack is not in use, keep it away
from other metal objects like paper clips, coins,
keys, nails, screws, or other small metal objects
that can make a connection from one terminal to
another. Shorting the battery terminals together
may cause burns or a fire.
27. Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected
from the battery, avoid contact. If contact acci-
dentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid con-
tacts eyes, additionally seek medical help. Liquid
ejected from the battery may cause irritation or
28. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified
repair person using only identical replacement
parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power
tool is maintained.
29. Follow instruction for lubricating and changing
30. Keep handles dry, clean and free from oil and


DO NOT let comfort or familiarity with product
(gained from repeated use) replace strict adherence
to jig saw safety rules. If you use this tool unsafely
or incorrectly, you can suffer serious personal injury.
Hold power tools by insulated gripping sur-
faces when performing an operation where the
cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its
own cord. Contact with a "live" wire will make
exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and shock the
Use clamps or another practical way to secure
and support the workpiece to a stable platform.
Holding the work by hand or against your body
leaves it unstable and may lead to loss of control.
Always use safety glasses or goggles. Ordinary
eye or sun glasses are NOT safety glasses.
Avoid cutting nails. Inspect workpiece for any
nails and remove them before operation.
Do not cut oversize workpiece.
Check for the proper clearance beyond the
workpiece before cutting so that the blade will
not strike the floor, workbench, etc.
Hold the tool firmly.
Make sure the blade is not contacting the work-
piece before the switch is turned on.
Keep hands away from moving parts.
10. Do not leave the tool running. Operate the tool
only when hand-held.
11. Always switch off and wait for the blade to
come to a complete stop before removing the
blade from the workpiece.
12. Do not touch the blade or the workpiece imme-
diately after operation; they may be extremely
hot and could burn your skin.
13. Do not operate the tool at no-load unnecessar-
14. Some material contains chemicals which may
be toxic. Take caution to prevent dust inhala-
tion and skin contact. Follow material supplier
safety data.
15. Always use the correct dust mask/respirator for
the material and application you are working
MISUSE or failure to follow the
safety rules stated in this instruction
manual may cause serious personal



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