SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS
It is important for you to read and understand this manual. The information it contains
relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols
below are used to help you recognize this information.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury.
could result in death or serious injury.
result in minor or mod er ate injury.
Used without the safety alert symbol indicates potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
wARNiNg: Read all safety warnings
and all instructions. Failure to follow the
warnings and instructions may result in
electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
SAVE ALL wARNiNgS AND
iNSTRuCTiONS fOR fuTuRE REfERENCE
The term "power tool" in the warnings refers
to your mains-operated (corded) power tool
or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
SAVE ThESE iNSTRuCTiONS
1) 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.
• keep children and bystanders away
while operating a power tool. Distractions
can cause you to lose control.
2) ELECTRiCAL SAfETy
a) Power tool plugs must match the
outlet. Never modify the plug in any
way. Do not use any adapter plugs
with earthed (grounded) power tools.
Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will
reduce risk of electric shock.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed
or grounded surfaces such as pipes,
radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There
is an increased risk of electric shock if your
body is earthed or grounded.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or
wet conditions. Water entering a power
tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
d) 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.
e) when operating a power tool
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
Indicates a potentially haz ard ous situation which, if not avoided, may
gENERAL SAfETy RuLES
outdoors, use an extension cord suitable
for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for
outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
f) if operating a power tool in a damp
location is unavoidable, use a ground
fault circuit interrupter (gfCi) protected
supply. Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of
3) PERSONAL SAfETy
a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing
and use common sense when operating
a power tool. Do not use a power tool
while you are tired or under the influence
of drugs, alcohol or medication. A
moment of inattention while operating power
tools may result in serious personal injury.
b) use personal protective equipment.
Always wear eye protection. Protective
equipment such as dust mask, nonskid
safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection
used for appropriate conditions will reduce
c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure
the switch is in the off position before
connecting to power source and/ or
battery pack, picking up or carrying the
tool. Carrying power tools with your finger
on the switch or energizing power tools that
have the switch on invites accidents.
d) 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.
e) Do not overreach. keep proper footing
and balance at all times. This enables
better control of the power tool in
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry. keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from moving
parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair
can be caught in moving parts.
g) if devices are provided for the
connection of dust extraction and
collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of