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Nailer Safety Information

Read and understand the instruction manual

Read and understand the instruction manual.Improper and unsafe use of a nailer may result in serious injury.

Please read the owner's manual attached to the product thoroughly before using any nailer.  For a downloadable pdf version of an owner's manual, please see your tool's product page.

Choose the triggering method best suited for your specific needs.
Hitachi offers different types of triggering methods for pneumatic nailers.
Give careful consideration to your specific needs, and select the most effective triggering method for your particular job.
-INTERMITTENT OPERATION METHOD (Trigger fire):
Intermittent Operation MethodThis method is best suited for exact firing when rapid nailing is not required. An optional sequential trip mechanism kit (single shot parts) that can convert the triggering system into a dedicated intermittent operation mechanism is available. Please refer to the owner's manual located on your tool's product page for further information.
-CONTINUOUS OPERATION METHOD (Push lever fire):

Continuous Operation MethodThis method is best suited for high-volume or rapid nailing when exact firing is not required.

Improper use of this continuous operation method may cause an unwanted second nail to be driven if the push lever is unintentionally allowed to re-contact the workpiece following recoil ("double fire").   Pay special attention to the proper use of the tool in order to avoid "double fire".  Please refer to the owner's manual located on your tool's product page for further information.

-Switching device for intermittent operation and continuous operation:
Some models can switch modes between intermittent operation and continuous operation. Please make sure that the switching device is set at the proper position for the selected triggering method.
Switching device for intermittent operation.
Wear safety glasses.
Wear safety glasses.Fasteners and debris may sometimes fly towards users during operation. Always wear safety glasses in compliance with ANSI Z87.1, which protects against flying particles from both the front and the side.
Keep finger off the trigger.

Keep finger off the trigger.Always keep your finger away from the trigger when not driving fasteners, even if you think no fasteners are loaded. Never carry the nailer with your finger on trigger.

If the trigger is pulled unnecessarily, you could drive a fastener unintentionally and injure yourself or someone else.

Never point tool at yourself or others.
Never point tool at yourself or others.Never point the tool toward yourself or anyone else, even if you think no fasteners are loaded.
Keep hands and other body parts away from push lever.Keep hands and other body parts away from push lever.
Use properly.
Do not exceed the maximum recommended air pressure.Do not exceed the maximum recommended air pressure.
Never use any bottle gases.Never use any bottled gases. Use only compressed air.
Make sure the push lever operates properly before use.Make sure the push lever operates properly before use.
Disconnect air hose when not working.Disconnect air hose when not working.
Never alter or modify the tool.Never alter or modify the tool.
Quick check list for use: you must...
 

BEFORE use, read the owner's manual.
choose the most effective trigger system for your specific needs.
check to make sure that the switching device is set to the intended position.
wear safety glasses.
never exceed maximum recommended air pressure.
never use bottled gases.
make sure the push lever operates properly.
DURING use, always remove finger from trigger when not driving fasteners.
never point the tool toward anybody.
keep hands and other body parts away from push lever.
be careful of recoil and "double fire."
AFTER use, immediately disconnect air hose.
OUT OF use, never alter or modify the tool.
If you have any questions or comments on this safety information, please contact the following:
Contact Customer Service
Service Department, Hitachi Koki U.S.A.,Ltd.,
3950 Steve Reynolds Blvd, Norcross, Georgia 30093, U.S.A.
1-866-775-9429