Drill Safety

Chips can cause eye injury.
Drilling creates chips. Proper eye protection must be worn at all times by tool user and bystanders.

Broken drill bits can cause eye injury.
Proper eye protection must be worn at all times by tool user and bystanders.

Sudden and unexpected tool movement can cause injury.
Be sure your body position allows you to have control of the tool at all times. Make sure your footing is secure.

Tools starting unexpectedly can cause injury.
Always remove tool from air supply and activate trigger to bleed air line before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or doing any maintenance or service on the tool.


SAFETY PRECAUTION: Read and follow all safety and operating instructions.
WARNING: Face & eye protection must be worn while operating power tools, per ANSI B186.1


Assembly Safety

Broken sockets, bits and adapters can cause injury.
Proper eye protection must be worn at all times by tool user and bystanders. Use only sockets, bits and adapters made for power tools and that are in good condition. Use only bits and adapters that are in good condition. Keep hands away from sockets, bits and adapters.   

Sudden and unexpected tool movement cancause injury.
Be sure your body position allows you to have control of
the tool at all times. Make sure your footing is secure. Consult manufacturer for proper reaction bar if movement is excessive.   

Tools starting unexpectedly can cause injury.
Always remove the tool from air supply and activate trigger to bleed air line before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or doing any maintenance or service on the tool.

Falling tools can cause injury.
If the tool is used with a balancer or other suspension device, be sure the tool is firmly attached to the device.

SAFETY PRECAUTION: Read and follow all safety and operating instructions.
WARNING: Face & eye protection must be worn while operating power tools, per ANSI B186.1


Abrassive Safety

Grinders can cause flying particles. Proper eye protection must be worn at all times by tools user and bystanders.

Under improper use and wear, Air Grinders can cause serious injury and death. The following instructions are important and should be followed explicitly but cannot cover all contingencies. Good judgment is always required.

Using a Grinder without a guard can cause injury. The grinder is to be operated with an appropriate guard at all times when a grinding wheel is used. Replace a damaged guard. The guard is to be the proper one for the wheel being used.

Damaged Grinding Wheels can explode. Check the wheel for damage before mounting, such as chips and cracks. Handle wheels carefully to avoid dropping or bumping. Protect wheels from extremes of temperature and humidity. Check wheels immediately after any unusual occurrence that may damage wheels.
Over Speeding Wheels can explode. Check the speed rating of the accessory or the speed printed on the wheel. This speed must be greater than the name plate speed of the grinder/ sander and the actual speed of the grinder / sander as measured with a tachometer.

Unsecured work can move violently when grinding. Secure work; use clamps or vise to hold work.

Grinders may coast for a short time after the trigger is released. Be sure tool has come to a complete stop before setting it aside.

Grinding wheels that malfunction or spin off can cause injury. Be certain that all wheel, flanges, nuts and related equipment are in good shape, the proper ones for the type and size of wheel being used, and are securely fastened.

Exploding wheels can cause injury or death. If the normal sound of the grinder changes, or if it vibrates excessively, shut it off immediately, remove the wheel, and check speed with tachometer.

Unexpected starts can cause injury. Be sure actuator is off before hooking up air.

Breathing grinding dust can cause injury. Do not breathe grinding dust. Use approved mask.

Explosions and fire can cause injury. Only grind metals if the area is free of combustible or explosive materials or vapors.

Contact with rotating grinding wheels can cause injury. Keep hands and other body parts away from grinding wheels and sanding pads and disks to prevent cutting or pinching. Wear protective clothing and gloves to protect hands.

Tools starting unexpectedly can cause injury. Always remove tool from air supply and activate trigger to bleed air line before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or doing any maintenance or service on the tool.

Flying grinding wheels or accessories can cause injury. Tighten collet securely. Match wheel or accessory shaft diameter to chuck or collet.

Exploding or flying parts can cause injury. Do not use cut off wheels or router bits with die grinders.

SAFETY PRECAUTION: Read and follow all safety and operating instructions.
WARNING: Face & eye protection must be worn while operating power tools, per ANSI B186.1


Finishing Safety

Flying particles can cause eye injury. Proper eye protection must be worn at all times by tools user and bystanders. A grinding wheel that bursts can cause injury or death. Never mount a grinding wheel or a cutoff wheel on a sander or polisher.

Breathing grinding dust can cause injury. Do not breathe grinding dust. Use approved mask.

Sanders and polishers that do not come to a complete stop before setting aside can cause injury. Be sure the tool has come to a complete stop before setting it aside.

Explosions and fires can cause injury. Only sand metal if the area is free of combustible or explosive materials or vapors.

Contact with sanding disks can cause injury. Wear protective clothing and gloves to protect hands. Keep hands and other body parts away from sanding pads and disks to prevent cutting or pinching.

Sanding or polishing pads, disks or accessories that burst can cause injury. Make sure disks or accessories have a higher speed rating than the tool. Do not exceed rated air pressure.

Prolonged exposure to vibration or an excessive exposed portion of the edge of a disk can cause injury. When using self adhesive sanding disks, make sure to mount them concentrically on the pad.

Tools starting unexpectedly can cause injury. Always remove tool from air supply and activate trigger to bleed air line before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or doing any maintenance or service on tool.

Tools that perform unpredictably can cause injury. Use only sanding and polishing pads, disks and accessories provided or specified by Sioux Tools.

SAFETY PRECAUTION: Read and follow all safety and operating instructions.
WARNING: Face & eye protection must be worn while operating power tools, per ANSI B186.1


Percussive Safety

Never operate a hammer without proper retainer in place. Always disconnect air line before changing chisels. Face and eye protection must be worn while operating tools. All chisels, rivet sets and other accessories should be checked for cracks, excessive wear, or other physical damage before each use. Accessories that show damage should be replaced immediately.

SAFETY PRECAUTION: Read and follow all safety and operating instructions.
WARNING: Face & eye protection must be worn while operating power tools, per ANSI B186.1

 


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