3. Keep bystanders, children, and visitors
away while operating a power tool. Distrac-
tions can cause you to lose control.
4. A battery operated tool with integral bat-
teries or a separate battery pack must be
recharged only with the specified charger
for the battery. A charger that may be suit-
able for one type of battery may create a risk
of fire when used with another battery.
5. Use battery operated tool only with specif-
ically designated battery pack. Use of any
other batteries may create a risk of fire.
6. Stay alert, watch what you are doing, and
use common sense when operating a
power tool. Do not use tool while tired or
under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or
medication. A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in serious
7. Dress properly. Do not wear loose cloth-
ing or jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep
your hair, clothing, and gloves away from
moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long
hair can be caught in moving parts.
8. Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch
is in the locked or off position before
inserting battery pack. Carrying tools with
your finger on the switch or inserting the bat-
tery pack into a tool with the switch on invites
9. Remove adjusting keys or wrenches
before turning the tool on. A wrench or a
key that is left attached to a rotating part of
the tool may result in personal injury.
10. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times. Proper footing and
balance enable better control of the tool in
11. Use safety equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must
be used for appropriate conditions.
Tool Use and Care
12. Use clamps or other practical way to
secure and support the workpiece to a
stable platform. Holding the work by hand or
against your body is unstable and may lead
to loss of control.
13. Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for
your application. The correct tool will do the
job better and safer at the rate for which it is
14. Do not use tool if switch does not turn it
on or off. A tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be
15. Disconnect battery pack from tool or
place the switch in the locked or off posi-
tion before making any adjustments,
changing accessories, or storing the tool.
Such preventive safety measures reduce the
risk of starting the tool accidentally.
16. Store idle tools out of reach of children
and other untrained persons. Tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
17. When battery pack is not in use, keep it
away from other metal objects like: paper
clips, coins, keys, nails, screws, or other
small metal objects that can make a con-
nection from one terminal to another.
Shorting the battery terminals together may
cause sparks, burns, or a fire.
18. Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting
tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained
tools with sharp cutting edge are less likely to
bind and are easier to control.
19. Check for misalignment or binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts, and any
other condition that may affect the tool's
operation. If damaged, have the tool ser-
viced before using. Many accidents are
caused by poorly maintained tools.
20. Use only accessories that are recom-
mended by the manufacturer for your
model. Accessories that may be suitable for
one tool may create a risk of injury when
used on another tool.