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6. The arbour size of backing pads or any other
accessory must properly fit the spindle of the
power tool. Accessories with arbour holes that do
not match the mounting hardware of the power
tool will run out of balance, vibrate excessively
and may cause loss of control.
7. Do not use a damaged accessory. Before each
use inspect the accessory such as backing
pad for cracks, tear or excess wear. If power
tool or accessory is dropped, inspect for
damage or install an undamaged accessory.
After inspecting and installing an accessory,
position yourself and bystanders away from
the plane of the rotating accessory and run the
power tool at maximum no-load speed for one
minute. Damaged accessories will normally
break apart during this test time.
8. Wear personal protective equipment.
Depending on application, use face shield,
safety goggles or safety glasses. As
appropriate, wear dust mask, hearing
protectors, gloves and workshop apron
capable of stopping small workpiece
fragments. The eye protection must be capable
of stopping flying debris generated by various
operations . The dust mask or respirator must be
capable of filtrating particles generated by your
operation. Prolonged exposure to high intensity
noise may cause hearing loss.
9. Keep bystanders a safe distance away from
work area. Anyone entering the work area
must wear personal protective equipment.
Fragments of workpiece or of a broken accessory
may fly away and cause injury beyond immediate
area of operation.
10. Hold power tool by insulated gripping
surfaces only, when performing an operation
where the cutting accessory may contact
hidden wiring or its own cord. Cutting
accessory contacting a "live" wire may make
exposed metal parts of the power tool "live" and
shock the operator.
11. Position the cord clear of the spinning
accessory. If you lose control, the cord may be
cut or snagged and your hand or arm may be
pulled into the spinning accessory.
12. Never lay the power tool down until the
accessory has come to a complete stop. The
spinning accessory may grab the surface and pull
the power tool out of your control.
13. Do not run the power tool while carrying it at
your side. Accidental contact with the spinning
accessory could snag your clothing, pulling the
accessory into your body.
14. Regularly clean the power tool’s air vents. The
motor’s fan will draw the dust inside the housing
and excessive accumulation of powdered metal
may cause electrical hazards.
15. Do not operate the power tool near flammable
materials. Sparks could ignite these materials.
16. Do not use accessories that require liquid
coolants. Using water or other liquid coolants
may result in electrocution or shock.
17. Kickback and Related Warnings
Kickback is a sudden reaction to a snagged
rotating backing pad or any other accessory.
Snagging causes rapid stalling of the rotating
accessory which in turn causes the uncontrolled
power tool to be forced in the direction opposite of
the accessory’s rotation at the point of the binding.
Kickback is the result of power tool misuse and/or
incorrect operating procedures or conditions and
can be avoided by taking proper precautions as
given below.
a) Maintain a firm grip on the power tool and
position your body and arm to allow you to
resist kickback forces. Always use auxiliary
handle, if provided, for maximum control over
kickback or torque reaction during start-up. The
operator can control torque reactions or kickback
forces, if proper precautions are taken.
b) Never place your hand near the rotating
accessory. Accessory may kickback over your
c) Do not position your body in the area where
power tool will move if kickback occurs.
Kickback will propel the tool in direction opposite to
the wheel’s movement at the point of snagging.
d) Use special care when working corners,
sharp edges etc. Avoid bouncing and snagging
the accessory. Corners, sharp edges or bouncing
have a tendency to snag the rotating accessory
and cause loss of control or kickback.
e) Do not attach a saw chain woodcarving blade
or toothed saw blade. Such blades create
frequent kickback and loss of control.
Safety Warnings Specific for Sanding Operations:
18. Do not use excessively oversized sanding disc
paper. Follow manufacturers
recommendations, when selecting sanding
Larger sanding paper extending beyond
pad presents a laceration hazard and
may cause snagging, tearing of the disc or
19. Check the backing pad carefully for cracks,
damage or deformity before operation.
Replace cracked, damaged or deformed pad