Safety – Kreg DB210 Foreman Pocket-Hole Machine User Manual

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This product contains one or more chemicals known

to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other

reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
General Safety Rules


For your own safety, read the owner’s manual before

operating this pocket-hole machine.


Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions

listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.

The term "power tool" in all of the warnings listed below refers to

your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated

(cordless) power tool.

1) Work area safety


Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite



Don’t use power tools in a dangerous environment. Don’t use

power tools in damp or wet locations, or expose them to rain.


Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as

in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools

create sparks which may ignite the fumes or dust.


Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power


Distractions can cause you to lose control.


Make your workshop child proof with padlocks, master switches,

or by removing starter keys.

2) Electrical safety


Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. 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.


Use a proper extension cord and make sure it is in good

condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy

enough to carry the current your machine draws. An undersized cord

causes a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and


Table 1 on the following page shows the correct cord

gauge to use depending on cord length and nameplate ampere

rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the gage

number, the heavier the cord.

3) 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 medication.

A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in

serious personal injury.


Always wear safety glasses. Everyday eyeglasses only have

impact resistant lenses, they are NOT safety glasses.


Use safety equipment. Use a face or dust mask when the cutting

operation is dusty. Safety equipment such as a dust mask, non-

skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate

conditions reduces personal injuries.


Avoid accidental starting. Make sure the switch is in the off-

position before plugging in. Carrying power tools with your finger

on the switch or plugging in 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


This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected



Secure workpieces. Use clamps or a vise to hold work when

practical. This is safer than using your hand and it frees both hands to

operate the tool.

h) Never stand on the machine. Serious injury could occur if the tool

tips or if the cutting tool is unintentionally contacted.


Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep

your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving parts. Loose

clothes, jewelry or long hair can be caught in moving parts.

j) If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction

and collection facilities, ensure these are connected and

properly used. Use of these devices can reduce dust-related hazards.

4) Power tool use and care


Keep guards in place and in working order.


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.


Use right tool. Don’t force tool or attachment to do a job for which

it was not 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 preventive

safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.


Never leave tool running unattended. Turn power off. Don’t

leave tool until it comes to a complete stop.


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 untrained users.


Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of

moving parts, breakage of parts and any other condition that

may affect power tool 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


j) Use the recommended speed for the cutting tool or accessory

and workpiece material.


Only use parts and accessories recommended by the

manufacturer. Consult the owner’s manual for recommended

accessories. Using improper accessories may cause personal injury.


Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., in

accordance with these instructions and in the manner intended

for the particular type of power tool, 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.

5) Service


Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person

using only identical replacement parts. This ensures that the

safety of the power tool is maintained.