Please note that these documents are not intended in any way to substitute for receiving training, in person, in the shop. If you have not received training on the tools, you should not be using them.

Table of Content:

General Safety Guidelines

Personal safety

  1. 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 personal injury.
  2. Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Safety equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
  3. Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in the off-position before plugging in. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or plugging in power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
  4. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of power tools in unexpected situations.
  5. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
  6. Ensure this Dust Collector is connected and properly used. Use of a Dust Collector can reduce dust-related hazards.

Power tool use and care

  1. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your application. The correct power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
  2. Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
  3. Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the battery pack from the power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
  4. Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.

Specific Safety Rules

  1. Maintain labels and nameplates on the tool. These carry important safety information.
  2. Avoid unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the “OFF” position before plugging the tool in. Prepare to begin work before turning on the tool.