Operating precautions, Machinery general safety warnings – Wilton A5818 User Manual

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- Misuse of this machine can cause serious injury.
- For safety, machine must be set up, used and

serviced properly.

- Read, understand and follow instructions in the

Operating Instructions and Parts Manual which
was shipped with your machine.

When setting up machine:

- Always avoid using machine in damp or poorly

lighted work areas.

- Always be sure the machine support is securely

anchored to the floor or the work bench.

When using machine:

- Always wear safety glasses with side shields

(See ANSI Z87.1)

- Never wear loose clothing or jewelry.
- Never overreach—you may slip and fall.

When servicing machine:

- Always disconnect the machine from its electrical

supply while servicing.

- Always follow instructions in Operating Instruc-

tions and Parts Manual when changing accessory
tools or parts.

- Never modify the machine without consulting

Wilton Corporation.

You—the stationary power tool user—
hold the key to safety.

Read and follow these simple rules for best results
and full benefits from your machine. Used properly,
Wilton’s machinery is among the best in design and
safety. However, any machine used improperly can
be rendered inefficient and unsafe. It is absolutely
mandatory that those who use our products be
properly trained in how to use them correctly. They
should read and understand the Operating Instruc-
tions and Parts Manual as well as all labels affixed
to the machine. Failure in following all of these
warnings can cause serious injuries.

Machinery general safety warnings

1. Always wear protective eye wear when operat-

ing machinery. Eye wear shall be impact resis-
tant, protective safety glasses with side shields
which comply with ANSI Z87.1 specifications.
Use of eye wear which does not comply with
ANSI Z87.1 specifications could result in severe
injury from breakage of eye protection.

2. Wear proper apparel. No loose clothing or

jewelry which can get caught in moving parts.
Rubber soled footwear is recommended for best

3. Do not overreach. Failure to maintain proper

working position can cause you to fall into the
machine or cause your clothing to get caught —
pulling you into the machine.

4. Keep guards in place and in proper working

order. Do not operate the machine with guards

5. Avoid dangerous working environments. Do not

use stationary machine tools in wet or damp
locations. Keep work areas clean and well lit.

6. Avoid accidental starts by being sure the start

switch is “OFF” before plugging in the machine.

7. Never leave the machine running while unat-

tended. Machine shall be shut off whenever it is
not in operation.

8. Disconnect electrical power before servicing.

Whenever changing accessories or general
maintenance is done on the machine, electrical

power to the machine must be disconnected
before work is done.

9. Maintain all machine tools with care. Follow all

maintenance instructions for lubricating and the
changing of accessories. No attempt shall be
made to modify or have makeshift repairs done to
the machine. This not only voids the warranty but
also renders the machine unsafe.

10. Machinery must be anchored to the floor.
11. Secure work. Use clamps or a vise to hold work,

when practical. It is safer than using your hands
and it frees both hands to operate the machine.

12. Never brush away chips with machine in opera-


13. Keep work area clean. Cluttered areas invite


14. Remove adjusting keys and wrenches before

turning machine on.

15. Use the right tool. Don’t force a tool or attachment

to do a job it was not designed for.

16. Use only recommended accessories and follow

manufacturers instructions pertaining to them.

17. Keep hands in sight and clear of all moving parts

and cutting surfaces.

18. All visitors should be kept at a safe distance from

the work area. Make workshop completely safe
by using padlocks, master switches, or by
removing starter keys.

19. Know the tool you are using — its application,

limitations, and potential hazards.

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