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Tool Safety Information

Operating Instructions/Cautions

Before Placing This Tool in Operation, Read the Following Instructions

This new tool is designed to reduce the vibration normally transmitted to the operator. To be effective, it must be used safely. The operator should only hold the tool by the handle provided. The vibration damping system is built into this handle, so the operator should not hold this tool by the barrel, chisel or rivet set. If the operation requires holding a chisel or rivet set, a Honsa® ISOLATOR should be utilized on that portion of the tool.

WARNING: While this tool is designed to significantly reduce vibration, it is not guaranteed or implied to totally remove vibration. Safety procedures and evaluation systems such as those recommended and described in ANSI s3.34, ISO 5349 & ISO 8662 and by the ACGIH for threshold limits of vibration should be used as guidelines for daily exposure of hand-arm vibration. These values should be used as guides for the control of hand-arm exposure and because of individual susceptibility, should not be regarded as defining a boundary between safe and dangerous levels.

THE FOLLOWING SAFETY PROCEDURES ARE RECOMMENDED BY THE COMPRESSED AIR AND GAS INSTITUTE:

  • Eye protection must be worn at all times when operating power tools.
  • Ear protection must be worn at all times when operating power tools.
  • A retainer should be installed on a percussion tool which, without such a retainer, can eject the chisel or rivet set, punch or similar equipment, when the tool is operated off a work surface. NEVER OPERATE TOOL WITHOUT A RETAINER.
  • If a Quick Disconnect coupling is used on a percussion tool, it should be separated from the tool with a whip hose.
  • A percussion tool should not be operated unless the chisel, rivet set, scaling tool, or other is in position in the tool and in contact with the work place. Tools should not be used in such a manner that ejection of an accessory might endanger adjacent personnel.
  • When percussion tools are not in use, the dies and accessories should be removed unless they are retained in a positive manner.

Proper Operation and Maintenance

  • Daily before using, before putting a new or an old tool into service and after eight hours of use, pour about one tablespoon of pneumatic tool oil into air inlet, connect air hose and operate tool to allow oil to be carried throughout the interior.
  • Never operate tool without a chisel, rivet set, or plunger in the set sleeve and without holding the tool against the work surface. This precaution avoids damage caused by the piston striking the cylinder/barrel retaining wall. When a rivet set, chisel or plunger is in the set sleeve, the end protrudes beyond the retaining wall so that the piston never strikes the retaining wall, resulting in freezing the piston in the cylinder/barrel.
  • Keep tool properly lubricated.
  • Provide 90 PSIG (6.2 bar) of clean, dry air AT THE TOOL.
  • Set up and maintain an inspection and repair program, regularly schedule at intervals, governed by the degree of use to which the tool is subjected.
  • Blow out any dust and debris from inside hose before connecting it to tool.
  • Ensure that the cylinder/barrel is completely tight in the handle assembly.
  • Replacement of worn minor parts will avoid more extensive future repairs and maintain the tool at its highest efficiency