3 PERSONAL SAFETY
a) 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 personal injury.
b) Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal
c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the oﬀ-position before connecting to power source
and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying power tools with your ﬁnger on the switch or energizing power tools that have the switch on
d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a
rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of the power
tool in unexpected situations.
f) 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.
g) If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of dust collection can reduce dust-related hazards.
4 POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
a) 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 designed.
b) 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.
c) 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 preventive safety measures reduce the
risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
d) Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool
or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
e) Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other
condition that may aﬀect the power tools operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use.
Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less
likely to bind and are easier to control.
g) Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in accordance with these instructions, 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.
a) Have your power tool serviced by a qualiﬁed repair person using only identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
1. Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the drillbit may contact
hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a “live” wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool “live” and
shock the operator.
2. Always use auxiliary handle for maximum control over torque reaction or kick back.
3. Use thick cushioned gloves and limit the exposure time by taking frequent rest periods. Vibration caused
by hammer-drill action may be harmful to your hands and arms.
4. Secure the material being drilled. Never hold it in your hand or across legs. Unstable support can cause the
drill bit to bind causing loss of control and injury.
5. Position the cord clear of rotating drillbit. Do not wrap the cord around your arm or wrist. If you lose control
and have the cord wrapped around our arm or wrist it may entrap you and cause injury.
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