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Safety Symbols - Craftsman 172.117020 Operator's Manual

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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
WARNING:
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Do not permit fingers to touch the terminals of plug when
installing or removing the plug from the outlet.
2. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not
use any adapter plugs with grounded power tools. Unmodified plugs and matching
outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
WARNING:
Double insulation DOES NOT take the place of normal safety
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precautions when operating this tool.
3. Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is grounded.
4. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool
will increase the risk of electric shock.
5. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging the
power tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged
or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
6. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor
use marked "W-A" or "W". Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of
electric shock.
7. If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a Ground Fault
Circuit Interupter (GFCI) protected supply. Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of
electric shock.
EXTENSION CORDS
USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition.
When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your
product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of
power and overheating. Table 1 shows the correct size to use depending on cord length and
nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the gage
number, the heavier the cord.
Table 1: Minimum Gage for Cord
Rating
Volts
Total cord length (in feet)
120V
25
50
Ampere
More Than
Not More
AWG
Than
0
6
18
16
6
10
18
16
10
12
16
16
12
16
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CAUTION:
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Keep the extension cord clear of the working area. Position the
cord so that it will not get caught on lumber, tools or other obstructions while
you are working with a power tool.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont.
WARNING:
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immediately. Never use tool with a damaged cord since touching the damaged
area could cause electrical shock, resulting in serious injury.
SAFETY SYMBOLS FOR YOUR TOOL
The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
V.......................................................................Volts
A...................................................................... Amps
Hz.................................................................... Hertz
W..................................................................... Watts
min..................................................................Minutes
....................................................................Alternating current
...............................................................Direct current
n
....................................................................No-load speed
o
....................................................................Class II construction, Double Insulated
.../min.............................................................. Revolutions or Strokes per minute
OPM.................................................................Orbits Per Minute
....................................................................Indicates danger, warning or caution.
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SERVICE SAFETY
1. If any part of this tool is missing or should break, bend, or fail in any way;
or should any electrical component fail to perform properly: SHUT OFF the
power switch and remove the tool's plug from the power source and have the
missing, damaged or failed parts replaced BEFORE resuming operation.
2. 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.
3. If the replacement of the supply cord is necessary, this has to be done by the
manufacturer or his agent in order to avoid a safety hazard.
SAFETY RULES FOR POWER SANDERS
1. HOLD TOOL by insulated gripping surfaces when sanding where tool may contact
hidden wiring, such as walls, floors, or its own power cord. Contact with a "live" wire will
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make exposed metals parts of the tool "live" and shock the operator.
2. INSPECT FOR AND REMOVE all nails, screws, staples or any embedded pieces
of metal from surface to be sanded. These protrusions could damage the sandpaper,
the cushion of the sander and cause loss of control. Following this rule will reduce the
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risk of serious personal injury and damage to the sander.
3. NEVER use this or any power sander for wet sanding or liquid polishing.
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Failure to follow this rule will increase the risk of electric shock.
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4. ALWAYS clamp the workpiece securely so it will not move under the sander.
Unsecured work could be thrown towards the operator, causing injury.
Not recommended
5. DO NOT force the sander. The weight of the sander supplies adequate
pressure. Let the sander and the grit on the sandpaper do the work.
6. DO NOT sand in any one place for too long. The sander's rapid action may
remove too much material and make the surface uneven.
Check extension cords before each use. If damaged replace
It means attention! Your safety is involved.
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