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DUST COLLECTOR
Intro
Assembly and Features
Importance of Efficient Dust Collection
Dust Collector Safety
Portable Use
Permanent Piping System
Cleaning the Filter Hood
Clearing the Air

Dust Collector
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Dust Collector Safety

Before you get ready to use the Dust Collector, read these important safety considerations:

  • Ground the Dust Collector. The Dust Collector comes equipped with an approved 3-conductor cord and a 3-prong grounding type plug to fit the proper grounding type receptacle. The green conductor in the cord is the grounding wire. Never connect the green wire to a live terminal.
  • Avoid dangerous environments. Electric shock could occur if the Dust Collector is used on wet surfaces. Do not expose it to rain, snow or wet floors. Store it indoors.
  • Do not operate the Dust Collector without the 3-way inlet or the 4" inlet assembly securely mounted in place. The powerful suction can actually pull body parts into the intake opening and cause contact with the motor fan.
  • Do not pick up water or wet materials with the Dust Collector.
  • Position the hose(s) out of the way so you won't trip over them.
  • Do not pick up hot or burning materials such as cigarettes and ashes. They could ignite a fire in the bag. These materials should be properly disposed of in a fire-proof container.
  • Do not attach the Dust Collector to a tool used for metal grinding or sharpening. Sparks generated during grinding could ignite dust and shavings inside the bag. They may also damage the hose and the fittings.
  • Do not reach across a power tool to turn off the Dust Collector. Turn off the power tool and then go around to the Dust Collector and turn it off.
  • Do not force the Dust Collector to do a job for which it was not designed.
  • Check damaged parts. A damaged part should be properly repaired or replaced before further use. If a strange noise or vibration develops, immediately turn off the power, unplug the Dust Collector and correct the problem.
  • Avoid unintentional starting. Make sure the switch is in the “Off” position before plugging in or unplugging the Dust Collector.
  • Turn off and unplug the Dust Collector before changing bags and performing maintenance or service.
  • Do not stand or lean on the Dust Collector. You could fall onto it, or it could tip over, injuring you and/or damaging the Dust Collector.
  • Use only recommended Shopsmith replacement parts and accessories on your Dust Collector. NEVER use nonShopsmith replacement parts or accessories. Using nonShopsmith parts may cause a hazardous condition and will void your warranty.
  • Do not leave the Dust Collector running unattended.
  • Do not drag the cord across sharp tools or edges which could damage the cord. Do not try to move or unplug the Dust Collector by pulling on the cord.

NOTE: Static electrical discharge sometimes builds up on the Dust Collector, hoses and wands. It is rarely a safety problem, but it can give you an unpleasant sting--especially when you're not expecting it while using the Dust Collector. When the Dust Collector is operating under “dry” conditions (dry air and/or dry wood), static electricity can build up in the flexible hose(s). To keep static electricity to a minimum, before and during vacuuming, maintain hand contact with a metal surface of the nearest turned off machine.

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