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
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
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.
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
Never use the machine if any cable or plug is damaged,
but 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 water system cools the drill bit with clean water. The
power tool should not be exposed to more moisture than
what is provided by the water system. Make sure that no
drill slurry enters the machine.
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.
WARNING! The machine (Great Britain 120V)
is not equipped with a ground fault circuit
interrupter. The machine must always be
used with an isolating transformer for
protection in case an electrical fault should
Wear personal protective equipment. See instructions
under the heading "Personal protective equipment".
Never use the machine if you are tired, if you have drunk
alcohol, or if you are taking medication that could affect
your vision, your judgement or your co-ordination.
Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the
OFF-position before connecting to power source.
Carrying power tools with your ﬁnger on the switch or
energising power tools that have the switch on invites
Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the
power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating
part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
Never allow anyone else to use the machine without ﬁrst
ensuring that they have understood the contents of the
Be careful as clothing, long hair, and jewellery can get
caught in moving parts.
Remain at a distance from the drill bit when the motor is
Make sure that no pipes or electrical cables are routed in
the area to be drilled.
Never leave the machine unsupervised with the motor
Always unplug the machine during longer work breaks.
Never work alone, always ensure there is another person
close at hand. Apart from being able to receive help to
assemble the machine, you can also get help if an
accident should occur.