GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL APPLIANCES
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WARNING: Read all instructions before operating product. Failure to follow
all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious
• AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS Don't use appliances in damp or wet
locations. Don't use appliances in the rain.
• KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors should be kept at a distance from work
• STORE IDLE APPLIANCES INDOORS. When not in use, appliances should be
stored indoors in dry, and high or locked-up place – out of reach of children.
• USE RIGHT APPLIANCE. Do not use the appliance for any job except that for
which it is intended.
• DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be
caught in moving parts. Rubber gloves and substantial, non-skid footwear
are recommended when working outdoors. Wear protective hair covering to
contain long hair.
• USE SAFETY GLASSES AND OTHER SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Use safety
goggles or safety glasses with side shields, complying with applicable safety
standards and, when needed, a face shield. Also use face or dust mask if
operation is dusty. This applies to all persons in the work area. Also use a
hard hat, hearing protection, gloves, safety shoes and dust collection
systems when specified or required. Safety glasses or the like are available at
extra cost at your local dealer or Black & Decker Service Center.
• DON'T ABUSE CORD. Never carry appliance by cord or yank it to disconnect
from receptacle. Keep cord from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
• DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
• DISCONNECT APPLIANCES. Disconnect the appliance from the power
supply when not in use, before servicing, and when changing accessories
such as blades and the like.
• AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Don't carry plugged-in appliance with
finger on switch. Be sure switch is off when plugging in.
• GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) protection should be
provided on the circuits or outlets to be used. Receptacles are available
having built in GFCI protection and may be used for this measure of safety.
• USE OF ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS. The use of any accessory or
attachment not recommended for use with this appliance could be
hazardous. Note: Refer to the accessory section of this manual for further
• STAY ALERT. Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not
operate tool when you are tired.
• CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the tool, a guard or other
part that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will
operate properly and perform its intended function. Check for alignment of
moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and any
other conditions that may affect its operation. A guard or other part that is
damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service
center unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in this instruction manual. Have
defective switches replaced by authorized service center. Do not use tool if
switch does not turn it on and off.
• DO NOT OPERATE portable electric tools near flammable liquids or in
gaseous or explosive atmospheres. Certain components in these tools
normally spark, and the sparks might ignite fumes.
• OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS. When tool is used outdoors, use only
extension cords intended for use outdoors and so marked.
• EXTENSION CORDS. 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. The following table 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.