Please review the following precautions carefully! Respect the machine. It doesn’t have a brain, so use yours to keep yourself and those around you safe.
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Do not modify or repair your milling machine. If you do so, it is at your own risk. Doing so voids your warranty and may result in abnormal operation, which could cause injury to you or damage your machine.
Work Area Safety
- Make sure to use your mill on a flat and stable surface.
- Work in a clean and well-lit area.
- Keep a vacuum nearby for chip cleanup.
- Always wear protective eyewear when operating or in proximity to the milling machine.
- Hearing protection is advised if you will be in proximity to the milling machine while it is milling.
- Do not allow children to operate without close adult supervision.
- Do not leave the milling machine unattended while in use.
- Prior to operation, make sure the collet and tool are secure, and remove the wrenches and other tools from inside the milling machine.
- Do not use the milling machine if its safety windows are cracked.
- Do not mill materials that aren't supported.
Do not touch the sharp ends of end mills, even when the milling machine is not in operation, as they may cause injury.
Do not touch or place hands near moving parts — such as the carriages, rails, frame, spindle, and pulleys — while the milling machine is in operation.
When using the milling machine, tie back long hair and avoid clothing or jewelry that may get caught.
Disconnect Main Plug from Outlet
Unplug and store the milling machine when not in use.
- Make sure to turn off the milling machine before unplugging or plugging back in. Do not unplug by pulling on the power cord.
- Do not use the milling machine if the power cord is damaged.
- Do not use the milling machine with a power supply other than the one that came with the milling machine.
- Do not abuse the power cord. Do not twist, bend, scrape, pull, pinch, or put a heavy object on it. Keep the cord away from heat, sharp edges, and oil.
Only use the power cord supplied with the milling machine. To do otherwise may result in electrocution or fire.
Connect an Earth Terminal to the Ground
Always plug the milling machine into a grounded outlet that matches the plug. Do not modify the power cord or plug in any way.
Do Not Spray with Liquid
- Make sure the milling machine stays dry.
- Do not use in rainy or wet conditions, and do not use cutting fluid, coolant, or liquid lubrication on the milling machine.
Machine & Tool Safety
- As with any power tool, do not use the milling machine if you are tired, distracted, or otherwise impaired.
- Do not operate the milling machine with damaged or dull bits.
- Do not operating the milling machine if material is not securely fixed to the machine bed.
- Use the milling machine’s Emergency Stop button to immediately stop the machine when necessary.
Hot Surface: Do Not Touch
Do not touch moving parts after use. They may be hot.
Dust Inhalation & Explosion Hazard
- Ensure that the milling machine is clear of debris before and after operation. Use a brush to clean metal debris, as vacuum-cleaning metal shavings could cause a fire in the vacuum cleaner.
- A vacuum may be used to clean other material debris. Never clean the milling machine while in use.