Т³гж 3, Personal safety, Tool use and care – Northern Industrial Tools 112020 User Manual

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Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a

pneumatic tool. Do not use a pneumatic tool while you are tired or under the influence
of drugs, alcohol or medication.
A moment of inattention while operating pneumatic tools
may result in serious personal injury.


Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing of jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing and

gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair can be caught in
moving parts. Air vents often cover moving parts and should be avoided.


Always use the appropriate eye and ear protection and other safety equipment.

Safety equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, and a hardhat used for
appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.


Avoid accidental starting. Disconnect tool from air supply when not in use, and

when carrying tool to another work area.


Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better

control of the pneumatic tool in unexpected situations.



Never use bottled gas, such as oxygen or any other combustible gases, as a

pneumatic source for this tool. Danger of explosion and serious personal injury may


Do not connect pneumatic tool to compressed air in which the pressure exceeds

120 PSI.


Use air hoses rated for safe operation of the tool. Air hoses rated for a maximum of

150 PSI or greater must be used with this tool.


Do not force the pneumatic tool and use the tool only for its intended use. Do not

discharge fasteners into open air, concrete, stone, hardwoods, knots or any material
too hard for the fastener to penetrate. Do not use the body of the tool or top cap as a
Discharged fasteners may cause injury.


Do not drive fasteners near edge of material. The workpiece may split causing the

fastener to ricochet. Be aware the nail may follow the grain of the wood, causing it to
protrude unexpectedly from the side of the work material.


Do not drive nails blindly into walls, floors, or other work areas. Fasteners driven into

live electrical wires, plumbing, or other types of obstructions can result in injury.


Be aware that nails can be driven completely through thing or very soft work

material. Make sure the pressure in the compressor is such that nails are set into the
material and not pushed completely through.


Do not drive nails onto the heads of other fasteners. Strong recoil, jammed fasteners,

or ricocheted nails may result.


Disconnect pneumatic tool from the air supply before making any adjustments,

performing maintenance, clearing jammed fasteners, or storing.


Secure work with clamps or a vise in order to keep hands and body out of potential

harm. Be sure the workpiece is properly secure before pressing the tool against the


Keep face and body parts away from back of the tool cap when working in restricted

areas. Sudden recoil can result in impact to the body, especially when nailing into hard or
dense material.


Store idle pneumatic tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons

unfamiliar with the pneumatic tool or these instructions to operate the pneumatic tool.
Pneumatic tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.


Maintain pneumatic tools. Before each use check for misalignment or binding of

moving parts, breakage of parts, damaged air hose and any other condition that may
affect the pneumatic tools operation. If damaged, have the tool repaired before use.

Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained pneumatic tools.


Keep handle dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.


Make sure the hose is free of obstructions or snags. Entangled hoses can cause loss

of balance or footing.