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. Rockwell strongly recommends that
this tool NOT be modified and/or used for any application other than for which It was designed. If you
have any questions relative to its application DO NOT use the tool until you have written Rockwell and we
have advised you.
MANAGER OF PRODUCT SAFETY
POWER TOOL DIVISION
400 NORTH LEXINGTON AVENUE
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA 15208
KNOW YOUR POWER TOOL. Read the owner's
manual carefully. Learn the tools applications and
limitations, as well as the specific potential hazards
peculiar to it.
KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working order.
GROUND ALL TOOLS. If tool is equipped with
three-prong plug, it should be plugged into a three-hole
electrical receptacle. If an adapter is used to
accommodate a two-prong receptacle, the adapter lug
must be attached to a known ground. Never remove the
REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES.
Form habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting
wrenches are removed from tool before turning It on.
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and
benches Invite accidents.
AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don't use
power tools in damp or wet locations, or expose them to
rain. Keep work area well lighted.
KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. All
children and visitors should be kept a safe distance from
MAKE WORKSHOP KIDPROOF - with padlocks,
master switches, or by removing starter keys.
DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and
be safer at the rate for which it was designed.
10. USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force tool or attachment
to do a job it was not designed for.
11. WEAR PROPER APPAREL. No loose clothing,
gloves, neckties, or jewelry to get caught in moving
parts. Non slip footwear is recommended. Wear
protective hair covering to contain long hair.
12. USE SAFETY GLASSES. Also use face or dust
mask if cutting operation is dusty.
13. SECURE WORK. Use clamps or a vise to hold
work, when practical. It's safer than using your hand
and frees both hands to operate tool.
14. DON'T OVERREACH. Keep your proper footing
and balance at all times.
15. MAINTAIN TOOLS IN TOP CONDITION. Keep
tools sharp and clean for best and safest performance
16. DISCONNECT TOOLS before servicing and when
.changing accessories such as blades, bits, cutters.
17. USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult
the owner's manual for recommended accessories. The
use of Improper accessories may cause hazards.
18. AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. Make sure
switch is in "OFF" position before plugging in cord.
19. NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious Injury could
occur If the tool is tipped or If the cutting tool is
20. CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of
the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged should be
carefully checked to ensure that It will operate properly
and perform Its Intended function - check for alignment
of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of
parts, mounting, and any other conditions that may affect
Its operation. A guard or other part that is damaged
should be properly repaired or replaced.
21. DIRECTION OF FEED. Feed work into a blade or
cutter against the direction of rotation of the blade or
22. NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED.
TURN POWER OFF. Don't leave tool until It comes to a
23. DRUGS. ALCOHOL, MEDICATION. Do not
operate tool while under the influence of drugs, alcohol
or any medication.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES FOR DRILL PRESSES
BE SURE drill bit or cutting told is securely locked in
BE SURE chuck key is removed from the chuck
before turning on power.
ADJUST the table or depth stop to avoid drilling into
SHUT OFF the power, remove the drill bit or cutting
tool, and clean the table before leaving the machine.
CAUTION: When practical, use clamps or a vise to
secure workpiece to keep the workpiece from rotating
with the drill bit or cutting tool.
WARNING: For Your Own Safety - Don't wear
gloves when operating a drill press.