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== Safety ==
 
== Safety ==
=== Dangers ===
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[[PPE|Personal protection]]: [[File:Protection - goggles.svg|50px]] [[File:Protection - hearing.svg|50px]] [[File:Protection - gloves.svg|50px]]
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(dependening on your workpiece and action, also wear a [[Dust Mask|dust mask]] - this is especially important when using a sanding attachment)
  
 
An oscillating tool is basically a fast moving tool with different attachments for cutting, rasping or sanding. Therefore, similar dangers as with power [[saws]] or [[sanders]] exist:
 
An oscillating tool is basically a fast moving tool with different attachments for cutting, rasping or sanding. Therefore, similar dangers as with power [[saws]] or [[sanders]] exist:
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! Dangers !! Precautions
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* sawdust and small splinters can fly towards the operator and others
 
* sawdust and small splinters can fly towards the operator and others
 
* when cutting into metal, sparks can be generated and fly towards the operator
 
* when cutting into metal, sparks can be generated and fly towards the operator
* medium amount of noise, but close to the operator's head
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|| wear [[goggles]] to protect your eyes from sparks, splinters and other things flying around
* no prevention of turning on after loss & restoration of power ''(keine Anlaufsicherung)''
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* attachments might bind with the material if used too forcefully, causing excessive wear of the attachments and vibrations in the handle
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| medium amount of noise, but close to the operator's head || wear [[ear defenders]]
 
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=== Precautions ===
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| attachments might bind with the material if used inappropriately or too forcefully, causing excessive wear of the attachments and vibrations in the handle ||
* wear [[goggles]] to protect your eyes from sparks, splinters and other things flying around
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* use only very little pressure and let the rapid oscillation do the work!
* wear [[ear defenders]]
 
* wear [[gloves]]
 
* dependent on your workpiece and action: wear a [[Dust Mask|dust mask]]. This is especially important when using the sanding attachment.
 
 
* ensure you are using the proper attachment for the material you are working with
 
* ensure you are using the proper attachment for the material you are working with
 
* ensure the attachment is securely connected to the tool's head
 
* ensure the attachment is securely connected to the tool's head
 
* ensure the material is well attached to a solid surface
 
* ensure the material is well attached to a solid surface
* if the power has been lost for whatever reason, always switch the power switch to "OFF" before restoring it!
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* use only very little pressure and let the rapid oscillation do the work!
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| [[File:Danger_-_sudden_start.svg|left|50px]] no prevention of turning on after loss & restoration of power (''keine Anlaufsicherung'') || if the power has been lost for whatever reason, always switch the power switch to "OFF" before restoring it!
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== Demonstration ==
 
== Demonstration ==

Latest revision as of 22:22, 25 March 2020

This is the content required for an introduction to our oscillating tool - reading this does NOT replace the mandatory session with a tutor! It will make it a lot quicker though ;-)

Let's begin! First off, make sure you have read the machine's manual.

Safety

Personal protection: Protection - goggles.svg Protection - hearing.svg Protection - gloves.svg

(dependening on your workpiece and action, also wear a dust mask - this is especially important when using a sanding attachment)

An oscillating tool is basically a fast moving tool with different attachments for cutting, rasping or sanding. Therefore, similar dangers as with power saws or sanders exist:

Dangers Precautions
  • sawdust and small splinters can fly towards the operator and others
  • when cutting into metal, sparks can be generated and fly towards the operator
wear goggles to protect your eyes from sparks, splinters and other things flying around
medium amount of noise, but close to the operator's head wear ear defenders
attachments might bind with the material if used inappropriately or too forcefully, causing excessive wear of the attachments and vibrations in the handle
  • use only very little pressure and let the rapid oscillation do the work!
  • ensure you are using the proper attachment for the material you are working with
  • ensure the attachment is securely connected to the tool's head
  • ensure the material is well attached to a solid surface
Danger - sudden start.svg
no prevention of turning on after loss & restoration of power (keine Anlaufsicherung)
if the power has been lost for whatever reason, always switch the power switch to "OFF" before restoring it!

Demonstration

The tutor will show you these steps in detail:

  • how to operate the oscillating tool
  • how to attach the shop vac adapter
  • how to change the attachment (adapter + screws, "Starlock" system not available currently)