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General Operational Precautions - Hitachi CE 16SA Handling Instructions Manual

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WARNING! When using electric tools, basic safety
precautions should always be followed to reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury, including
the following.
Read all these instructions before operating this product
and save these instructions.
For safe operations:
Keep work area clean. Cluttered areas and benches
invite injuries.
Consider work area environment. Do not expose
power tools to rain. Do not use power tools in
damp or wet locations. Keep work area well lit.
Do not use power tools where there is risk to
cause fire or explosion.
Guard against electric shock. Avoid body contact
with earthed or grounded surfaces (e.g. pipes,
radiators, ranges, refrigerators).
Keep children and infirm persons away. Do not
let visitors touch the tool or extension cord. All
visitors should be kept away from work area.
Store idle tools. When not in use, tools should
be stored in a dry, high or locked up place, out
of reach of children and infirm persons.
Do not force the tool. It will do the job better and
safer at the rate for which it was intended.
Use the right tool. Do not force small tools or
attachments to do the job of a heavy duty tool.
Do not use tools for purposes not intended; for
example, do not use circular saw to cut tree limbs
or logs.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewelry, they can be caught in moving parts.
Rubber gloves and non-skid footwear are
recommended when working outdoors. Wear
protecting hair covering to contain long hair.
Use eye protection. Also use face or dust mask
if the cutting operation is dusty.
10. Connect dust extraction equipment.
If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities ensure these are
connected and properly used.
11. Do not abuse the cord. Never carry the tool by
the cord or yank it to disconnect it from the
receptacle. Keep the cord away from heat, oil and
sharp edges.
12. Secure work. Use clamps or a vise to hold the
work. It is safer than using your hand and it frees
both hands to operate tool.
13. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times.
14. Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp
and clean for better and safer performance. Follow
instructions for lubrication and changing
accessories. Inspect tool cords periodically and if
damaged, have it repaired by authorized service
center. Inspect extension cords periodically and
replace, if damaged. Keep handles dry, clean, and
free from oil and grease.
15. Disconnect tools. When not in use, before servicing,
and when changing accessories such as blades,
bits and cutters.
16. Remove adjusting keys and wrenches. Form the
habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting
wrenches are removed from the tool before turning
it on.
17. Avoid unintentional starting. Do not carry a
plugged-in tool with a finger on the switch. Ensure
switch is off when plugging in.
18. Use outdoor extension leads. When tool is used
outdoors, use only extension cords intended for
outdoor use.
19. Stay alert. Watch what you are doing. Use common
sense. Do not operate tool when you are tired.
20. 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, free running
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 in this
handling instructions. Have defective switches
replaced by an authorized service center. Do not
use the tool if the switch does not turn it on and
21. Warning
The use of any accessory or attachment, other
than those recommended in this handling
instructions, may present a risk of personal injury.
22. Have your tool repaired by a qualified person.
This electric tool is in accordance with the relevant
safety requirements. Repairs should only be carried
out by qualified persons using original spare parts.
Otherwise this may result in considerable danger
to the user.
Beware of sharp panel edges.
The edge of the plate just cut by the hand shear
is very sharp. Take care in not getting hurt by the
sharp edge.
Start cutting only after the blade attains the proper
After turning on the power switch, wait until the
blade attains the proper speed, then start cutting.
Preserve the power cord.
Be sure that the power cord is not abraded or
cut by the sharp edge of the cut panel.