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WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, read the instruction
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
WARNING! 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. Cluttered or dark areas
b) Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or
dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or
c) Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
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 electric shock.
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
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric
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.
Deﬁ nitions: Safety Guidelines
The definitions below describe the level of severity for
each signal word. Please read the manual and pay
attention to these symbols.
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could result in death
or serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or
NOTICE: Indicates a practice not related to
personal injury which, if not avoided, may result in