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Chain Saw Safety Warnings - Bosch AKE 30 LI Original Instructions Manual

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Disconnect the plug from the power
source and/or the battery pack from the
power tool before making any adjust-
ments, changing accessories, or storing
power tools. Such preventive safety meas-
ures reduce the risk of starting the power
tool accidentally.
Store idle power tools out of the reach of
children and do not allow persons unfa-
miliar with the power tool or these in-
structions to operate the power tool.
Power tools are dangerous in the hands of
untrained users.
Maintain power tools. Check for misalign-
ment or binding of moving parts, break-
age of parts and any other condition that
may affect the power tool's operation. If
damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained power tools.
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Prop-
erly maintained cutting tools with sharp
cutting edges are less likely to bind and are
easier to control.
Use the power tool, accessories and tool
bits etc. in accordance with these instruc-
tions, taking into account the working
conditions and the work to be performed.
Use of the power tool for operations differ-
ent from those intended could result in a
hazardous situation.
Battery tool use and care
Recharge only with the charger specified
by the manufacturer. A charger that is
suitable for one type of battery pack may
create a risk of fire when used with anoth-
er battery pack.
Use power tools only with specifically
designated battery packs. Use of any oth-
er battery packs may create a risk of injury
and fire.
When battery pack is not in use, keep it
away from other metal objects, like paper
clips, coins, keys, nails, screws or other
small metal objects, that can make a con-
nection from one terminal to another.
Shorting the battery terminals together
may cause burns or a fire.
Under abusive conditions, liquid may be
ejected from the battery; avoid contact. If
contact accidentally occurs, flush with
water. If liquid contacts eyes, additional-
ly seek medical help. Liquid ejected from
the battery may cause irritation or burns.
Have your power tool serviced by a quali-
fied repair person using only identical re-
placement parts. This will ensure that the
safety of the power tool is maintained.

Chain Saw Safety Warnings

Keep all parts of the body away from the
saw chain when the motor is operating.
Before you start the chain saw, make sure
the saw chain is not contacting anything.
A moment of inattention while operating
chain saws may cause entanglement of
your clothing or body with the saw chain.
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Always hold the chain saw with your right
hand on the rear handle and your left
hand on the front handle. Holding the
chain saw with a reversed hand configura-
tion increases the risk of personal injury
and should never be done.
Hold the power tool by insulated gripping
surfaces only, because the saw chain may
contact hidden wiring. Saw chains con-
tacting a "live" wire may make exposed
metal parts of the power tool "live" and
could give the operator an electric shock.
Wear safety glasses and hearing protec-
tion. Further protective equipment for
head, hands, legs and feet is recommend-
ed. Adequate protective clothing will re-
duce personal injury by flying debris or ac-
cidental contact with the saw chain.
Do not operate a chain saw in a tree. Op-
eration of a chain saw while up in a tree
may result in personal injury.
Always keep proper footing and operate
the chain saw only when standing on
fixed, secure and level surface. Slippery
or unstable surfaces such as ladders may
cause a loss of balance or control of the
chain saw.
When cutting a limb that is under tension
be alert for spring back. When the tension
in the wood fibres is released the spring
loaded limb may strike the operator and/or
throw the chain saw out of control.
Use extreme caution when cutting brush
and saplings. The slender material may
catch the saw chain and be whipped to-
ward you or pull you off balance.
Carry the chain saw by the front handle
with the chain saw switched off and away
from your body. When transporting or
storing the chain saw, always fit the guide
bar cover. Proper handling of the chain
saw will reduce the likelihood of acciden-
tal contact with the moving saw chain.
Follow instructions for lubricating, chain
tensioning and changing accessories. Im-
properly tensioned or lubricated chain may
either break or increase the chance for
Keep handles dry, clean, and free from oil
and grease. Greasy, oily handles are slip-
pery causing loss of control.
Cut wood only. Don't use chain saw for
purposes not intended. For example: do
not use chain saw for cutting plastic, ma-
sonry or non-wood building materials.
Use of the chain saw for operations differ-
ent than intended could result in a hazard-
ous situation.
Causes and operator prevention of kickback:
– Kickback may occur when the nose or tip of
the guide bar touches an object, or when the
wood closes in and pinches the saw chain in
the cut.
– Tip contact in some cases may cause a sud-
den reverse reaction, kicking the guide bar up
and back towards the operator.
– Pinching the saw chain along the top of the
guide bar may push the guide bar rapidly back
towards the operator.
– Either of these reactions may cause you to
lose control of the saw which could result in
serious personal injury. Do not rely exclusively
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