General power tool safety warnings
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper foot-
ing and balance at all times. This enables
better control of the power tool in unexpected
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose
clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from mov-
ing parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long
hair can be caught in moving parts.
g) If devices are provided for the connec-
tion 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 ad-
justments, changing accessories, or
storing power tools. Such preventive safety
measures reduce the risk of starting the power
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 un-
e) Maintain power tools. Check for mis-
alignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts and any other con-
dition that may affect the power tool's
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 iden-
tical replacement parts. This will ensure
that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
S afety advice relating
specifically to sabre saws
To avoid the danger of injury, fire and
damage to your health:
Hold the device by the insulated han-
dle surfaces when performing work
where there is danger of the tool used
striking hidden electrical lines or its
own power cable. Contact with a live wire
could cause metal parts of the device to be-
come live and lead to electric shock.
I f you use the device outdoors, always connect
it through a residual current device (RCD) with
a maximum trip current of 30 mA.
S ecurely support the workpiece. Use clamps or
a vice to grip the workpiece firmly. This is much
safer than holding it in your hand.
N ever support yourself by placing your hands
near or in front of the device or the workpiece
surface. A slip can result in injury.
I f a dangerous situation arises, pull the mains
plug immediately out of the mains socket.
A lways work with the mains lead leading away
from the rear of the device.
D ANGER oF FIRE FRoM FlyING SPARKS!
Sawing metal creates flying sparks.