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Safety Instructions - Craftsman 172.27670 Operator's Manual

2.4 amp 1/4 sheet finishing sander
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont.
WARNING:
Some dust created by using power tools contains chemicals
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known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• Lead from lead-based paints.
• Crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products.
• Arsenic and chromium, from chemically treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending upon how often you do
this type of work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals:
• Work in a well-ventilated area.
• Work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that
are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding,
drilling and other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash
exposed areas with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth,
eyes, or lay on the skin may promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING:
Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which may
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cause serious and permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use
NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory protection appropriate for the dust exposure.
Direct particles away from face and body.
WARNING:
Collected sanding dust from sanding surface coatings
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(polyurethane, linseed oil, etc.) can self-ignite in sander dust bag or elsewhere
and cause fire. To reduce risk, empty dust bag frequently and strictly follow
sander manual and coating manufacturer's instructions.
CAUTION:
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When working on metal surfaces, DO NOT use the dust bag or
a vacuum cleaner because sparks are generated. Wear safety glasses and a dust
mask. Due to the danger of fire, do not use your sander to sand magnesium
surfaces. Do not use for wet sanding.
SANDING PAINTS
SANDING LEAD BASED PAINT is NOT RECOMMENDED due to the difficulty of
controlling the contaminated dust. The greatest danger of lead poisoning is to children
and pregnant women.
Since it is difficult to identify whether or not a paint contains lead without a chemical
analysis, we recommend the following precautions when sanding any paint:
• NO children or pregnant women should enter the work area where the
paint sanding is being done until all clean up is completed.
• A dust mask or respirator should be worn by all persons entering the work
area. The filter should be replaced daily, or whenever (if) the wearer has
difficulty breathing.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont.
NOTE: Only those dust masks suitable for working with lead paint dust and fumes should
be used. Ordinary painting masks do not offer this protection. See your local hardware
dealer for the proper (NIOSH approved) mask.
• NO EATING, DRINKING OR SMOKING should be done in the work area to
prevent ingesting contaminated paint particles. Workers should wash and
clean up BEFORE eating, drinking or smoking. Articles of food, drink, or
smoking should NOT be left in the work area where contaminated dust would
settle on them.
• Paint should be removed in such a manner as to minimize the amount of dust
generated.
• Areas where paint removal is occurring should be sealed with plastic sheeting
of 4 mils thickness.
• Sanding should be done in a manner to reduce tracking of paint dust outside
the work area.
• All surfaces in the work area should be vacuumed and thoroughly cleaned daily
for the duration of the sanding project. Vacuum filter bags should be changed
frequently.
• Plastic drop cloths should be gathered up and disposed of along with any dust
chips or other removal debris. They should be placed in sealed refuse receptacles
and disposed of through regular trash pick-up procedures. During clean up, children
and pregnant women should be KEPT AWAY from the immediate work area.
• All toys, washable furniture and utensils used by children should be washed
thoroughly before being used again.
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