safety guidelines - definitions
It is important for you to read and understand this manual. The information it contains
relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols
below are used to help you recognize this information.
result in death or serious injury.
could result in death or serious injury.
may result in minor or mod er ate injury.
Used without the safety alert symbol indicates potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
general power tool
and all instructions. Failure to follow the
warnings and instructions may result in
electric 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 battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
1) work area safety
a) keep work area clean and well
lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite
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
c) keep children and bystanders
away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose
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 risk of
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
c) do not expose power tools to rain
or wet conditions. Water entering
a power tool will increase the risk of
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. Damaged or
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
Indicates a potentially haz ard ous situation which, if not avoided,
read all safety warnings
entangled cords increase the risk of
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
ground fault circuit interrupter
(gfci) protected supply. Use of
a GFCI 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
b) use personal protective equipment.
always wear eye protection.
Protective equipment such as dust
mask, nonskid safety shoes, hard
hat, or hearing protection used for
appropriate conditions will reduce
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 finger
on the switch or energizing power
tools that have the switch on invites
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
e) do not overreach. keep proper
footing and balance at all times.
This enables better control of the
power tool in unexpected situations.
f) dress properly. do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry. keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from