Warning! During operation, this power tool produces an
electromagnetic field. Under certain circumstances, this field
may negatively affect active or passive medical implants. In
order to reduce the danger of serious or fatal injuries, we rec-
ommend that individuals who wear medical implants should
consult their doctor and the manufacturer of the implant before
operating the power tool.
Operational Safety Instructions for the Wood Turn-
• Familiarise yourself with the machine's features and wood-
turning techniques before using the machine.
• Examine all workpieces for splits or knots. Glued joints must
set completely before turning.
• Ensure that the workpiece is securely locked in position and
all attachments are secured.
• Before turning the machine ON ensure that the workpiece
can rotate freely by rotating it by hand.
• Keep your hands and fingers away from the rotating work-
• Switch the machine OFF and wait until it has come to a full
stop before making any adjustments on the workpiece, tail-
stock, or tool rest.
• Maintenance, adjustment, calibration and cleaning may
only be performed with the motor turned off.
• The machine is designed for use with wood-turning chisels
• Always store away the wood-turning chisels safely before
you leave the workplace.
• Do not run the lathe without its covers and guards in place.
• Keep cutting tools sharp.
• Use the lowest speed when starting a new workpiece.
• Always stop the lathe at its slowest speed. If the lathe is run
so fast that it vibrates, there is a risk that the workpiece will
be thrown or the cutting tool jerked from your hands.
• Do not allow cutting tools to bite into the workpiece. The
wood could be split or thrown from the lathe.
• Always position the tool rest above the centre line of the
lathe when shaping a piece of stock.
• Before attaching a workpiece to the face plate, always rough
it out to make it as round as possible. This minimizes the vi-
brations while the piece is being turned. Always fasten the
workpiece securely to the faceplate. Failure to do so could
result in the workpiece being thrown away from the lathe.
• Use a brush or compressed air to remove wood shavings;
never your hands. The wood shavings will be sharp.
• The cutting tool must always be tight within the chuck and
adjusted to limit projection from the post. This will reduce the
possibility of the tool breaking or bending.
• Do not reach a cross the lathe while it is running.
• Only feed workpiece into a cutting tool against the direction
of rotation. The workpiece must always be rotating toward
• Do not leave the tool unattended when it is plugged into an
electrical outlet. Turn off the tool, and unplug it from its electri-
cal outlet before leaving.
• This product is not a toy. Keep it out of reach of children.
• Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding,
drilling, and other construction activities, contains chemicals
known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
- Lead from lead-based paints
- Crystalline silica from bricks and cement or other ma-
- Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
• 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 ventilated area, and work
with approved safety equipment ,such as those dust masks
that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
• People with pacemakers should consult their physician(s)
before use. Electromagnetic fields inclose proximity to heart
pacemaker could cause pacemaker interference or pace-
maker failure. In addition, people with pacemakers should:
- Avoid operating alone.
• Properly maintain and inspect to avoid electrical shock.
• The warnings, precautions, and instructions discussed in this
user manual cannot cover all possible conditions and situa-
tions that may occur. It must be understood by the operator
that common sense and caution are factors which cannot be
built into this product, but must be supplied by the operator.
Additional safety instructions for the use of face-
• Ensure that the faceplate is the appropriate size to support
• Ensure that the workpiece is securely fastened to the face-
• Rough cut the workpiece as close as possible to the final
shape before mounting onto a faceplate.
• Only use scraping chisels for faceplate turning. Cutting chis-
els can easily be torn out of your hands.
• Pay attention that the woodturning chisel cannot interfere
with the holding screws at the finished dimensions of the
7. Remaining hazards
The machine has been built using modern technol-
ogy in accordance with recognized safety rules.
Some remaining hazards, however, may still exist.
• Only process selected woods without defects such as:
Branch knots, edge cracks, surface cracks. Wood with such
defects is prone to splintering and hazardous.
• Wood which is not correctly glued can explode when being
processed due to centrifugal force.
• Trim work piece to a rectangular shape, center and correctly
secure before processing. Unbalanced work pieces can be
• Injuries can occur when feeding work pieces if tool supports
are not correctly adjusted or if turning tools are blunt. Sharp
turning tools which are free of defects are necessary for pro-
• Long hair and loose clothing can be hazardous when the
work piece is rotating. Wear personal protective gear such
as a hair net and tight fitting work clothes.
• Saw dust and wood chips can be hazardous. Wear person-
al protective gear such as safety goggles and a dust mask.