25. Keep handles dry, clean and free from oil and
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
DO NOT let comfort or familiarity with product
(gained from repeated use) replace strict adherence
to hammer safety rules. If you use this tool unsafely
or incorrectly, you can suffer serious personal
Wear ear protectors. Exposure to noise can
cause hearing loss.
Use auxiliary handles supplied with the tool.
Loss of control can cause personal injury.
Hold power tools by insulated gripping
surfaces 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
Wear a hard hat (safety helmet), safety glasses
and/or face shield. Ordinary eye or sun
glasses are NOT safety glasses. It is also
highly recommended that you wear a dust
mask and thickly padded gloves.
Be sure the bit is secured in place before
Under normal operation, the tool is designed
to produce vibration. The screws can come
loose easily, causing a breakdown or accident.
Check tightness of screws carefully before
In cold weather or when the tool has not been
used for a long time, let the tool warm up for a
while by operating it under no load. This will
loosen up the lubrication. Without proper
warm-up, hammering operation is difficult.
Always be sure you have a firm footing.
Be sure no one is below when using the tool in
Hold the tool firmly with both hands.
10. Keep hands away from moving parts.
Do not leave the tool running. Operate the tool
only when hand-held.
12. Do not point the tool at any one in the area
when operating. The bit could fly out and
injure someone seriously.
13. Do not touch the bit or parts close to the bit
immediately after operation; they may be
extremely hot and could burn your skin.
15. Some material contains chemicals which may
be toxic. Take caution to prevent dust
inhalation and skin contact. Follow material
supplier safety data.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
MISUSE or failure to follow the safety rules stated in
this instruction manual may cause serious personal
Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before adjusting or checking function on
Before plugging in the tool, always check to see
that the tool is switched off.
To start the tool, push the switch lever on the left side of
the tool. To stop the tool, push the switch lever on the
right side of the tool.
For HM1202C only
The blows per minute can be adjusted just by turning the
adjusting dial. This can be done even while the tool is
running. The dial is marked 1 (lowest speed) to 6 (full
Refer to the table below for the relationship between the
number settings on the adjusting dial and the blows per
1. Switch lever
1. Adjusting dial