Alligator LP1000 Manuals

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Intended use
pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away from
Your Black & Decker Alligator LopperTM has been designed for
heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled
pruning trees and cutting small logs up to 4 inches (100mm) in
cords increase the risk of electric shock.
diameter. This tool is intended for consumer use only.
e. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension
cord suitable for outdoor use. 
Use of a cord suitable for outdoor
General Safety Rules
use reduces the risk of electric shock.
WARNING: Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions
f. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection should be
listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. 
provided on the circuit(s) or outlet(s) to be used for the
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, user must read
gardening appliance. Receptacles are available having built-in
instruction manual.
GFCI protection and may be used for this measure of safety.
3. Personal safety
1. Work area
a. Before you start the saw, make sure the saw chain is not
a. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and dark areas
contacting anything. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and
invite accidents.
use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a
b. Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such
power tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs,
as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power
alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating
tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
power tools may result in serious personal injury.
c. Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power
b. Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Safety
tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat,
2. Electrical safety
rubber gloves, snug-fitting clothing or hearing protection used for
a. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the
appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with earthed
c. Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in the off
(grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets
position before plugging in. Carrying power tools with your finger
will reduce risk of electric shock.
on the switch or plugging in power tools that have the switch on
b. Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces such
invites accidents.
as pipes, radiators, ranges, refrigerators and wire fences. There
d. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the
is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or
power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of
the power tool may result in personal injury.
c. Do not expose power tools to rain, damp or wet conditions.
e. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
times. This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected
Don’t use in rain.
d. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying,
f. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep

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