All APT tools must be inspected to make sure they are working correctly prior to operation. All components must be checked to make sure they are tight and there are no missing or damaged parts.
turn the tool towards your body or towards anyone else.
work with the tool firmly pointed to the workface. Operation of the tool without the impact being applied to the workface may result in injury and will also damage the tool.
adjust, remove, repair or store American Pneumatic tools without disconnecting the air supply and relieving the hose of air pressure. Never change tool steel or any accessories without disconnecting the air supply first.
leave an idle tool connected to an air supply to prevent accidental actuation. The air supply must be turned off at the source or at the air compressor. Keep all spectators away from the work area. If there must be spectators, they must be kept at a safe distance from the workplace where pneumatic tools are being operated.
inspect the tool steel carefully for cracks or damage.
operate pneumatic equipment with damaged tool steel. Be sure that the steel is properly sharpened. Consult your tool steel catalog for proper selection of tool steel for the application.
touch tool steel or other air hammer accessories while the tool is working. Wear gloves and make sure rubber handles are in good condition if the tools are fitted with them.
attempt to use a pneumatic tool without a chisel retainer.
inspect retainers for damage or excessive wear and do not use damaged or worn retainers. Check all bolts for proper torques. American Pneumatic Tool suggests the use of air regulators to ensure a recommended air pressure of 90 psi (6.2 bar).
inspect all air hoses for cracks, worn threads, damaged or loose quick connect couplings in order to prevent injury resulting from a whipping air hose. Look out for excess air hose around the work area to prevent tripping and falling. Ensure proper footing and balance when operating any air tool. Please take the time to ensure your safety and that of others. It is impossible to cover in this catalog all the possible dangers of operating pneumatic tools.
use common sense and good judgement.
If you have any doubts concerning the safe operation of our tools, please call APT at (800) 532-7402 or 714-285-2828.
Make sure operators read and understand the safety label bonded to every tool, and the safety information supplied with the new tool.
Should you require additional copies of the safety information, please contact APT or your distributor. APT also offers a safety manual booklet for the operating and maintenance personnel.
Contact APT for details.