Hilti TE 7-C User Manual

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5.1.3 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 influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
A moment of inattention while operating power
tools may result in serious personal injury.

b) 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.

c) 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.

d) 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.

e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and bal-

ance at all times. This enables better control of
the power tool in unexpected situations.

f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or

jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves
away from moving parts.
Loose clothes, jewellery
or long hair can be caught in moving parts.

g) 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.

5.1.4 Power tool use and care

a) 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.

b) 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.

c) Disconnect the plug from the power source

and/or the battery pack from the power tool
before making any adjustments, changing ac-
cessories, or storing power tools.
Such prevent-
ive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the
power tool accidentally.

d) 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.

e) 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.

f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly

maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges
are less likely to bind and are easier to control.

g) Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits

etc. in accordance with these instructions, tak-
ing 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.

5.1.5 Service

a) Have your power tool serviced by a qualified

repair person using only identical replacement
This will ensure that the safety of the power
tool is maintained.

5.2 Hammer safety warnings

a) Wear ear protectors. Exposure to noise can cause

hearing loss.

b) Use auxiliary handle(s), if supplied with the

tool. Loss of control can cause personal injury.

c) Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces,

when performing an operation where the cutting
accessory may contact hidden wiring or its own
Cutting accessory contacting a "live" wire
may make exposed metal parts of the power tool
"live" and could give the operator an electric shock.

5.3 Additional safety precautions

5.3.1 Personal safety

a) Always hold the power tool securely with both

hands on the grips provided. Keep the grips dry,
clean and free from oil and grease.

b) Breathing protection must be worn if the power

tool is used without a dust removal system for
work that creates dust.

c) Improve the blood circulation in your fingers by

relaxing your hands and exercising your fingers
during breaks between working.

d) Avoid touching rotating parts. Switch the power

tool on only after bringing it into position at the