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General Safety Precautions - Makita LS1212 Instruction Manual

Slide compound saw equipped with electric blade brake 305 mm (12”)
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GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

(For All Tools)
1. KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read the
owner's manual carefully. Learn the tool's
applications and limitations, as well as the
specific potential hazards peculiar to it.
2. KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working
order.
3. REMOVE
ADJUSTING
WRENCHES. Form habit of checking to
see that keys and adjusting wrenches are
removed from tool before turning it on.
4. KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered
areas and benches invite accidents.
5. DON'T USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRON-
MENT. Don't use power tools in damp or
wet locations, or expose them to rain.
Keep work area well lighted. Don't use
tool in presence of flammable liquids or
gases.
6. KEEP
CHILDREN
should be kept safe distance from work
area.
7. MAKE WORKSHOP KID PROOF with pad-
locks, master switches, or by removing
starter keys.
8. DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job bet-
ter and safer at the rate for which it was
designed.
9. USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force tool or
attachment to do a job for which it was not
designed.
10. WEAR PROPER APPAREL. Do not wear
loose clothing, gloves, neckties, rings,
KEYS
AND
AWAY.
All
visitors
bracelets, or other jewelry which may get
caught in moving parts. Nonslip footwear
is recommended. Wear protective hair
covering to contain long hair.
11. ALWAYS USE SAFETY GLASSES. Also
use face or dust mask if cutting operation
is dusty. Everyday eyeglasses only have
impact resistant lenses, they are NOT
safety glasses.
12. SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to
hold work when practical. It's safer than
using your hand and it frees both hands to
operate tool.
13. DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times.
14. MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools
sharp and clean for best and safest perfor-
mance. Follow instructions for lubricating
and changing accessories.
15. DISCONNECT TOOLS before servicing;
when changing accessories such as
blades, bits, cutters, and the like.
16. REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL
STARTING. Make sure switch is in off
position before plugging in.
17. USE
RECOMMENDED
Consult the owner's manual for recom-
mended accessories. The use of improper
accessories may cause risk of injury to
persons.
18. NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury
could occur if the tool is tipped or if the
cutting tool is unintentionally contacted.
USA007-1
ACCESSORIES.
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