Electrical safety, Personal safety, Power tool use and care – Milwaukee Tool 5262-21 User Manual

Page 3: Service, Warning

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general poWer Tool safeTy Warnings

Work area safeTy

• Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or

dark areas invite accidents.

• Do not operate power tools in explosive atmos-

pheres, such as in the presence of flammable

liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks

which may ignite the dust or fumes.

• Keep children and bystanders away while

operating a power tool. Distractions can cause

you to lose control.

elecTrical safeTy

• Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never

modify the plug in any way. Do not use any

adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power

tools. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will

reduce risk of electric shock.

• Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded

surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and

refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric

shock if your body is earthed or grounded.

• Do not expose power tools to rain or wet condi-

tions. Water entering a power tool will increase

the risk of electric shock.

• Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for

carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool.

Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges

or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords

increase the risk of electric shock.

• When operating a power tool outdoors, use an

extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use

of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk

of electric shock.

• If operating a power tool in a damp location is

unavoidable, use a ground fault circuit inter-

rupter (GFCI) protected supply. Use of an GFCI

reduces the risk of electric shock.

personal safeTy

• 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 medi-

cation. A moment of inattention while operating

power tools may result in serious personal injury.

• 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 injuries.

• 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 energising power tools

that have the switch on invites accidents.

• 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.

• Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and

balance at all times. This enables better control

of the power tool in unexpected situations.

• Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or

jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves

away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewel-

lery or long hair can be caught in moving parts.

• 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.

poWer Tool use and care

• 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.

• 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.

• 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 pre-

ventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting

the power tool accidentally.

• Store idle power tools out of the reach of chil-

dren 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.

• Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment

or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts

and any other condition 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.

• Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly

maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges

are less likely to bind and are easier to control.

• 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.


• 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.


read all safeTy Warnings and all insTrucTions

. Failure to

follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.


all warnings and instructions for future reference


The term “power tool” in the warn-

ings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.