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Hitachi UG 50Y Instruction Manual page 7

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1) Work area safety
a) Keep work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
b) Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of fl ammable liquids, gases or
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.
Unmodifi ed 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
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
Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric
e) When operating a power tool 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 residual current device (RCD) protected supply.
Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.
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
infl uence 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
Protective equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection 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
battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying power tools with your fi nger on the switch or energising
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
This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery.
Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving
Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in moving
g) If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used.
Use of dust collection can reduce dust related hazards.
4) Power tool use and care
a) Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool
for your application.