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.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially haz ard ous situation which, if not avoided, 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 SAFETY RULES
: Read all safety warnings
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 REFERENCE
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. luttered or dark areas invite
b) Do not operate power tools in
explosive atmospheres, such as in the
presence of ammable liquids, gases
or dust. 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
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 grounded.
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 entangled cords increase the risk
of electric shock.
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 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 in uence 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 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 finger on the
switch or energizing 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.