WORK AREA SAFETY
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Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, ﬁ re and/or
serious injury. The term "power tool" in all of the warnings listed below refers to your
mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
GENERAL SAFETY RULES — FOR ALL POWER TOOLS
1. Keep work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered or dark areas invite acci-
2. Do not operate power tools in ex-
plosive atmospheres, such as in the
presence of ﬂ ammable liquids, gases,
or dust. Power tools create sparks which
may ignite the dust or fumes.
3. Keep children and bystanders away
while operating a power tool. Distrac-
tions can cause you to lose control.
4. 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.
Unmodiﬁ ed plugs and matching outlets
will reduce risk of electric shock.
5. 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.
6. Do not expose power tools to rain or
wet conditions. Water entering a power
tool will increase the risk of electric
7. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the
cord for carrying, pulling, or unplug-
ging the power tool. Keep cord away
from heat, oil, sharp edges, or mov-
ing parts. Damaged or entangled cords
increase the risk of electric shock.
8. When operating a power tool out-
doors, use an extension cord suitable
for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable
for outdoor use reduces the risk of elec-
9. Stay alert, watch what you are do-
ing and use common sense when
operating a power tool. Do not use
a power tool while you are tired or
under the inﬂ uence of drugs, alcohol
or medication. A moment of inattention
while operating power tools may result
in serious personal injury.
10. 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
11. Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the
switch is in the off-position before plug-
ging in. Carrying tools with your ﬁ nger on
the switch or plugging in power tools that
have the switch on invites accidents.
12. Remove any adjusting key or wrench
before turning the power tool on. A
wrench or a key left attached to a rotat-
ing part of the power tool may result in
13. Do not overreach. Keep proper foot-
ing and balance at all times. This
enables better control of the power tool
in unexpected situations.
14. Dress properly. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from moving
parts. Loose clothes, jewellery, or long
hair can be caught in moving parts.
15. If devices are provided for the connec-
tion of dust extraction and collection
facilities, ensure these are connected
and properly used. Use of these de-
vices can reduce dust-related hazards.
POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
16. Do not force the power tool. Use the
correct power tool for your applica-
tion. The correct power tool will do the
job better and safer at the rate for which
it was designed.
17. 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.
18. 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 preven-
tive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the tool accidentally.
19. Store idle power tools out of the reach
of children and do not allow persons
unfamiliar with the power tools or
these instructions to operate power
tools. Power tools are dangerous in the
hands of untrained users.
20. Maintain power tools. Check for
misalignment or binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts and any
other condition that may affect the
power tool's operation. If damaged,
have the power tool repaired before
use. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained power tools.
21. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean.
Properly maintained cutting tools with
sharp cutting edges are less likely to
bind and are easier to control.
22. Use the power tool, accessories and
tool bits etc., in accordance with
these instructions and in the manner
intended for the particular type of
power tool, taking into account the
working conditions and the work to
be performed. Use of the power tool for
operations different from those intended
could result in a hazardous situation.
23. Have your power tool serviced by a
qualiﬁ ed repair person using only
identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the power tool
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
1. Hold tool by insulated gripping sur-
faces when performing an operation
where the cutting tool may contact
hidden wiring or its own cord. Con-
tact with a "live" wire will make exposed
metal parts of the tool "live" and shock
2. Wear ear protectors when using the
tool for extended periods. Prolonged
exposure to high intensity noise can
cause hearing loss.
3. Keep hands away from all cutting
edges and moving parts.
4. Maintain labels and nameplates.
These carry important information.
If unreadable or missing, contact a
MILWAUKEE service facility for a free
5. WARNING! Some dust created by
power sanding, sawing, grinding, drill-
ing, and other construction activities
contains chemicals known to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproduc-
tive harm. Some examples of these
• lead from lead-based paint
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement
and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-
Your risk from these exposures varies,
depending on how often you do this
type of work. To reduce your exposure
to these chemicals: work in a well ven-
tilated area, and work with approved
safety equipment, such as those dust
masks that are specially designed to
ﬁ lter out microscopic particles.