TM 9-3405-206-14 & P
SAFETY RULES FOR ALL TOOLS
As with all power tools there is a certain amount of hazard involved with the operator and his use of the
tool. Using the tool with the respect and caution demanded as far as safety precautions are concerned will
considerably lessen the possibility of personal injury. However, if normal safety precautions are
overlooked or completely ignored, personal injury to the operator can develop.
There are also certain applications for which this tool was designed. It is strongly recommended that this
tool NOT be modified and/or used for any application other than for which it was designed.
1. KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL Read the operator's
11. USE SAFETY GLASSES
. Also use face
Lear the tools applications and
mask if cutting operation is dusty.
limitations as well as the specific potential hazards
12. SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold
peculiar to it.
work, when practical. It's safer than using your hand and
2. KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working order.
frees both hands to operate tool.
3. GROUND ALL TOOLS. If tool is equipped with
13. DON'T OVERREACH. Keep your proper footing and
three-prong plug, it should be plugged into a three-hole
balance at all times.
electrical receptacle. If an adapter is used to
14. MAINTAIN TOOLS IN TOP CONDITION. Keep
accommodate a two-prong receptacle, the adapter wire
tools sharp and clean for best and safest performance.
must be attached to a known ground. Never remove the
Follow instructions for lubricating and changing
4. REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES.
15. DISCONNECT TOOLS before servicing and when
Form habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting
changing accessories such as blades, bits, cutters.
wrenches are removed from tool before turning it on.
16. USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult
5. KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and
owner's manual. Use of improper accessories may be
benches invite accidents.
6. AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don't use
17. AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. Make sure switch
power tools in damp or wet locations. Keep your work
is in OFF position before plugging in cord.
area well illuminated.
18. NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury could
7. KEEP VISITORS AWAY. All visitors should be kept a
occur if the tool is tipped or if the cutting tool is
safe distance from work area.
8. DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and be
19. CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of
safer at the rate for which it was designed.
the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should be
9- USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force tool or attachment to
checked to assure that it will operate properly and
do a job it was not designed for.
perform its intended function -- check for alignment of
moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts,
10. WEAR PROPER APPAREL.
mounting, and any other conditions that may affect its
Rubber-soled footwear is recommended for best footing.
operation. A guard or other part that is damaged should
be properly repaired or replaced.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES FOR BAND SAWS
1. ADJUST the upper guide about 1/8" above the
6. DO NOT attempt to saw stock that does not have a
material being cut.
flat surface, unless a suitable support is used.
2. MAKE SURE that blade tension and blade tracking
7. HOLD material firmly and feed into blade at a
are properly adjusted.
3. STOP the machine before removing scrap pieces
8. TURN OFF machine if the material is to be backed
from the table.
out of an uncompleted cut.
4. ALWAYS keep hands and fingers away from blade.
9. MAKE release cuts before cutting long curves.
5. CHECK for proper blade size and type.