General safety rules
WARNING! Read and understand all instructions.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result
in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term
“power tool” in all of the warnings below refers to your
mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated
(cordless) power tool.
Save these instructions
• Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and dark
areas invite accidents.
• 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 fumes.
• Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
• 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.
• 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.
• Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
• 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.
• When operating a power tool outdoors, use an
outdoor extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use
of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of
• 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
• Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Safety equipment such as a dust mask, non-skid
safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for
appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
• 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.
• Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the
tool on. A wrench or a key that is left attached to a
rotating part of the power tool may result in personal
• Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
all times. This enables better control of the power tool
in unexpected situations.
• 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.
• If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities ensure that these are
connected and properly used. Use of these devices can
reduce dust-related hazards.
Power tool use and care
• 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
• 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.