Makita 5" Sjsii High-power Angle Grinder Instruction Manual – Page 5
Posted on 11 Jun, 2019
Category: Angle Grinders
Product: Makita 5" Sjsii High-power Angle Grinder
Model Number: GA5042C
File size: 2 MB
Kickback is the result of power tool misuse and/or
incorrect operating procedures or conditions and can be
avoided by taking proper precautions as given below.
Maintain a firm grip on the power tool and
position your body and arm to allow you to
resist kickback forces. Always use auxiliary
handle, if provided, for maximum control over
kickback or torque reaction during start-up.
The operator can control torque reactions or
kickback forces, if proper precautions are taken.
Never place your hand near the rotating
Accessory may kickback over your
Do not position your body in the area where
power tool will move if kickback occurs.
Kickback will propel the tool in direction opposite to
the wheel’s movement at the point of snagging.
Use special care when working corners,
sharp edges etc. Avoid bouncing and snagging
Corners, sharp edges or bouncing
have a tendency to snag the rotating accessory and
cause loss of control or kickback.
Do not attach a saw chain woodcarving
blade or toothed saw blade.
Such blades create
frequent kickback and loss of control
Safety Warnings Specific for Grinding and Abrasive
Use only wheel types that are recommended
for your power tool and the specific guard
designed for the selected wheel.
which the power tool was not designed cannot be
adequately guarded and are unsafe.
The guard must be securely attached to the
power tool and positioned for maximum safety,
so the least amount of wheel is exposed
towards the operator.
The guard helps to protect
the operator from broken wheel fragments,
accidental contact with wheel and sparks that could
Wheels must be used only for recommended
applications. For exampl
e: do not grind with
the side of cut-off wheel.
Abrasive cut-off wheels
are intended for peripheral grinding, side forces
applied to these wheels may cause them to shatter.
Always use undamaged wheel flanges that
are of correct size and
shape for your selected
Proper wheel flanges support the wheel
thus reducing the possibility of wheel breakage.
Flanges for cut-off wheels may be different from
grinding wheel flanges.
Do not use worn down wheels from larger
Wheel intended for larger power tool
is not suitable for the higher speed of a smaller tool
and may burst.
Additional Safety Warnings Specific for Abrasive
Do not “jam” the cut-off wheel or apply
excessive pressure. Do not attempt to make an
excessive depth of cut.
Overstressing the wheel
increases the loading and susceptibility to twisting
or binding of the wheel in the cut and the possibility
of kickback or wheel breakage.
Do not position your body in line with and
behind the rotating wheel.
When the wheel, at
the point of operation, is moving away from your
body, the possible kickback may propel the
spinning wheel and the power tool directly at you.
When wheel is binding or when interrupting a
cut for any reason, swit
ch off the power tool
and hold the power tool motionless until the
wheel comes to a complete stop. Never attempt
to remove the cut-off wh
eel from the cut while
the wheel is in motion otherwise kickback may
Investigate and take corrective action to
eliminate the cause of wheel binding
Do not restart the cutting operation in the
workpiece. Let the wheel reach full speed and
carefully re-enter the cut.
The wheel may bind,
walk up or kickback if the
power tool is restarted in
Support panels or any oversized workpiece
to minimize the risk of wheel pinching and
Large workpieces tend to sag under
their own weight. Supports must be placed under
the workpiece near the line of cut and near the
edge of the workpiece on both sides of the wheel.
Use extra caution when making a “pocket
cut” into existing wall
s or other blind areas.
The protruding wheel may cut gas or water pipes,
electrical wiring or objects that can cause kickback.
Safety Warnings Specific for Sanding Operations:
Do not use excessively
disc paper. Follow manufacturers
recommendations, when selecting sanding
Larger sanding paper extending beyond the
sanding pad presents a laceration hazard and may
cause snagging, tearing of the disc or kickback.
Safety Warnings Specific for Wire Brushing
Be aware that wire bristles are thrown by the
brush even during ordinary operation. Do not
overstress the wires by applying excessive
load to the brush.
The wire bristles can easily
penetrate light clothing and/or skin.
If the use of a guard is recommended for
wire brushing, do not allow interference of the
wire wheel or brush with the guard.
or brush may expand in diameter due to work load
and centrifugal forces.