ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS AND GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
In order to prevent potential electrical shock and injury, the following electrical safety precautions and
symbols should be followed at all times!
In case of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resistance for electric cur-
rent to reduce the risk of electric shock. This tool is equipped with an electric cord having an equip-
ment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into a matching outlet
that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
• Do not modify the plug provided – if it will not t the outlet; have the proper outlet installed by a
• Improper connections of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric
shock. The equipment-grounding conductor is the insulated conductor that has an outer
surface that is green, with or without yellow stripes. If repair or replacement of the electric cord
or plug is necessary, do not connect the equipment-grounding conductor to a live terminal
• Check with a qualied electrician or service personnel if the grounding instructions are not
completely understood, or if in doubt as to whether the tool is properly grounded
• Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong grounding plugs and 3-pole receptacles that
accept the tool’s plug
• Repair or replace a damaged or worn cord immediately
This tool is intended for use on a circuit that has an outlet that looks like the one shown in Sketch A.
The tool has a grounding plug that looks like the plug illustrated in Sketch A. A temporary adapter,
which looks like the adapter illustrated in sketches B and C, may be used to connect this plug to a
2-pole receptacle as shown in Sketch B, if a properly grounded outlet is not available. The temporary
adapter should be used only until a properly grounded outlet can be installed by a qualied electri-
cian. The green-colored rigid ear, lug, and the like, extending from the adapter, must be connected
to a permanent ground such as a properly grounded outlet box.
NOTE: Use of a temporary adapter is not permitted in Canada.
Circuit and Adapter Information