Safety – Kreg PRS2100 Precision Benchtop Router Table User Manual

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General Safety Rules


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

using this router table.


Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions

listed below may result in electric shock, fi re 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
a) Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite
b) Don’t use power tools in a dangerous environment. Don’t use
power tools in damp or wet locations, or expose them to rain.
c) Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as
in the presence of fl ammable liquids, gases or dust.
Power tools
create sparks which may ignite the fumes or dust.
d) Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
e) Make your workshop child proof with padlocks, master switches,
or by removing starter keys
2) Electrical safety
a) Ground electric tools. If the tool is equipped with a three-prong
plug, it should only be plugged into a grounded three-hole electrical
If the proper outlet is not available, have one installed by a
qualifi ed electrician. Never remove the third prong or modify the provided
plug in any way.
b) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water
entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
c) 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.
d) 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 power tool draws. An undersized cord
causes a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating.
Table 1 on the following page shows the correct cord gauge to use

depending on cord length and tool nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt,
use the next heavier gage. The smaller the gage number, the heavier the cord.
3) Personal safety
a) 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 infl uence of drugs, alcohol or medication.

A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in
serious personal injury.
b) Always wear safety glasses. Everyday eyeglasses only have
impact resistant lenses, they are NOT safety glasses.
c) 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.
d) Avoid accidental starting. Make sure the switch is in the off-
position before plugging in.
Carrying power tools with your fi nger
on the switch or plugging in power tools that have the switch on
invites accidents.

e) 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.
f) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
g) 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.
i) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep
your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving parts.
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
a) Keep guards in place and in working order.
b) Do not force the power tool. The tool will do the job better and safer
at the feed rate for which it was designed.
c) Use right tool or accessory. Don’t force a tool or attachment to do a
job for which it was not designed.
d) 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.
e) 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.
f) Never leave tool running unattended. Turn power off. Don’t
leave tool until it comes to a complete stop.
g) 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.
h) 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.
i) 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.
k) Only use parts and accessories recommended by the

manufacturer. Consult the owner’s manual for recommended

accessories. Using improper accessories may cause personal injury.
l) 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
a) Have your power tool serviced by a qualifi ed repair person
using only identical replacement parts.
This ensures that the

safety of the power tool is maintained.