Small Engine Tool Precautions

Always check the oil level before starting the engine. Add oil if necessary. Always use the type of oil that is recommended in the operator’s manual. If the engine requires a mixture of oil and gasoline, be sure to use the proper ratio. Refer to the operator’s manual for the correct mixture. Never start the engine in an enclosed space. Always start it in a well-ventilated area. Carbon monoxide or fumes can be dangerous in an enclosed space. Never touch the engine muffler while it is hot. Never perform any kind of adjustment while the engine is running.

•Always wear personal protection clothing such as safety goggles with shields, earmuffs or earplugs, leather or cotton gloves, long pants, and rubber-soled work boots. 

•Do not wear tennis shoes, sandals or open toed shoes.

•Remove any loose debris (trash, tree limbs, rocks, etc) before you start.
•Make sure the area where you will be working in is clear of all other workers or bystanders.
•Never operate a machine while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.
•Never remove any safety guards or shields. 

Never fill the gasoline tank if the engine is hot. Allow it to cool down for several minutes before refueling. Clean up any spilled gasoline before starting the engine. Do not smoke while filling the gas tank or operating the machine. Store gasoline in an approved, properly labeled container. Use only gasoline approved for the engine.

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