Safety

Operating Instructions/Cautions

Before Placing This Tool in Operation, Read the Following Instructions

This new tool is designed to reduce the vibration normally transmitted to the operator. To be effective, it must be used safely. The operator should only hold the tool by the handle provided. The vibration damping system is built into this handle, so the operator should not hold this tool by the barrel, chisel or rivet set. If the operation requires holding a chisel or rivet set, a HONSA  ISOLATOR should be utilized on that portion of the tool.

WARNING: While this tool is designed to significantly reduce vibration, it is not guaranteed or implied to totally remove vibration. Safety procedures and evaluation systems such as those recommended and described in ANSI s3.34, ISO 5349 & ISO 8662 and by the ACGIH for threshold limits of vibration should be used as guidelines for daily exposure of hand-arm vibration. These values should be used as guides for the control of hand-arm exposure and because of individual susceptibility, should not be regarded as defining a boundary between safe and dangerous levels.
THE FOLLOWING SAFETY PROCEDURES ARE RECOMMENDED BY THE COMPRESSED AIR AND GAS INSTITUTE:

Proper Operation and Maintenance

Daily before using, before putting a new or an old tool into service and after eight hours of use, pour about one tablespoon of pneumatic tool oil into air inlet, connect air hose and operate tool to allow oil to be carried throughout the interior.

Never operate tool without a chisel, rivet set, or plunger in the set sleeve and without holding the tool against the work surface. This precaution avoids damage caused by the piston striking the cylinder/barrel retaining wall. When a rivet set, chisel or plunger is in the set sleeve, the end protrudes beyond the retaining wall so that the piston never strikes the retaining wall, resulting in freezing the piston in the cylinder/barrel.

Keep tool properly lubricated.
Provide 90 PSIG (6.2 bar) of clean, dry air AT THE TOOL.
Set up and maintain an inspection and repair program, regularly schedule at intervals, governed by the degree of use to which the tool is subjected.
Blow out any dust and debris from inside hose before connecting it to tool.
Ensure that the cylinder/barrel is completely tight in the handle assembly.
Replacement of worn minor parts will avoid more extensive future repairs and maintain the tool at its highest efficiency