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General Safety Precautions - Husqvarna DM 330 Operator's Manual

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General safety precautions

WARNING! Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings
and instructions may result in electrtic
shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Work area safety
Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas
invite accidents.
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.
People and animals can distract you causing you to lose
control of the machine. For this reason, always remain
concentrated and focused on the task.
Do not use the machine in bad weather, such as dense
fog, heavy rain, strong wind, intense cold, etc. Working in
bad weather is tiring and can lead to dangerous
conditions, e.g. slippery surfaces.
Never start to work with the machine before the working
area is clear and you have a firm foothold. Look out for any
obstacles with unexpected movement. Ensure that no
material can become loose and fall, causing injury when
operating the machine.
Always check the rear side of the surface where the drill
bit will emerge when drilling right through. Secure and
cordon off the area and make sure that no one can be
injured or material damaged.
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Electrical safety
WARNING! There is always a risk of shocks
from electrically powered machines. Avoid
unfavourable weather conditions and body
contact with lightning conductors and metal
objects. Always follow the instructions in the
Operator's manual to avoid damage.
WARNING! Do not wash the machine with
water, as water can enter the electrical
system or the engine and cause damage to
the machine or short circuit.
The machine should be connected to an earthed outlet
Check that the mains voltage corresponds with that stated
on the rating plate on the machine.
Check that the cord and extension cord are intact and in
good condition. Use an extension cord intended for
outdoor use.
Never use the machine if the cord is damaged, hand it in
to an authorized service workshop for repair.
Do not use an extension cord while it is rolled up to avoid
Never carry the machine by means of the cord and never
pull out the plug by pulling the cord.
Keep all cords and extension cords away from water, oil
and sharp edges. Make sure the cord is not pinched in
doors, fences or the like. Otherwise it can cause the object
to become live.
The power tool should not be exposed to more moisture
than what is provided by the water system. Do not expose
the power tool to rain. Water entering a power tool will
increase the risk of electric shock.
Ensure the cord is behind you when you start to use the
machine so that the cord will not be damaged.