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General Power Tool Safety
Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow
the warnings and instructions may result in elec-
tric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future
The term "power tool" in the warnings refers to
your mains-operated (corded) power tool or bat-
tery-operated (cordless) power tool.
1) Work area safety
a) Keep work area clean and well lit. Clut-
tered or dark areas invite accidents.
b) 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.
c) 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 the
risk of electric shock.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed or
grounded surfaces, such as pipes, radia-
tors, 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. Dam-
aged or entangled cords increase the risk
of electric shock.
Bosch Power Tools
e) When operating a power tool outdoors,
use an extension cord suitable for out-
door use. Use of a cord suitable for out-
door use reduces the risk of electric shock.
f) If operating a power tool in a damp loca-
tion is unavoidable, use a ground fault cir-
cuit interrupter (GFCI) or an earth leak-
age circuit breaker (ELCB). Use of a GFCI
or an ELCB reduces the risk of electric
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. Al-
ways wear eye protection. Protective
equipment such as dusk mask, non-skid
safety shoes, hard hat or hearing protec-
tion used for appropriate conditions will
reduce personal injuries.
c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure
the switch is in the off position before
connecting to power source and/or bat-
tery 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 be-
fore turning the power tool on. A wrench
or a key that is left attached to a rotating
part of the power tool may result in per-
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times. This enables bet-
ter control of the power tool in unexpected
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose cloth-
ing or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing,
and gloves away from moving parts.
Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be
caught in moving parts.
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