INSTRUCTION MANUAL D25961-XE DEMOLITION HAMMER Vibration total values (triax vector sum) determined according to EN 60745: Definitions: Safety Guidelines Chiselling Vibration emission value ah Cheq hand position: one handle on main handle and one hand on side handle = both hands on main handle = Uncertainty K = The definitions below describe the level of severity for each signal word. Please read the manual and pay attention to these symbols. DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury. NOTICE: Indicates a practice not related to personal injury which, if not avoided, may result in property damage. Technical Data V W min-1 J kg D25961-XE 230 1600 1450 35 30 mm hex 1 16.9 LPA KPA LWA KWA dB(A) dB(A) dB(A) dB(A) 91 3.0 102 3.0 (sound pressure) (sound pressure uncertainty) (sound power) (sound power uncertainty) 6.8 4.5 1.5 The vibration emission level given in this information sheet has been measured in accordance with a standardised test given in EN 60745 and may be used to compare one tool with another. It may be used for a preliminary assessment of exposure. WARNING: The declared vibration emission level represents the main applications of the tool. However if the tool is used for different applications, with different accessories or poorly maintained, the vibration emission may differ. This may significantly increase the exposure level over the total working period. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS OR ANY DEWALT TOOL, CALL US AT: 1800 444 224 (Aust) or 0800 339 258 (NZ). Voltage Power input Impact rate Impact energy (EPTA 05/2009) Tool holder Chisel positions Weight m/s² m/s² m/s² An estimation of the level of exposure to vibration should also take into account the times when the tool is switched off or when it is running but not actually doing the job. This may significantly reduce the exposure level over the total working period. Identify additional safety measures to protect the operator from the effects of vibration such as: maintain the tool and the accessories, keep the hands warm, organisation of work patterns. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR POWER TOOLS When using power tools, always observe the safety regulations applicable in your country to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury. Read the following safety instructions before attempting to operate this product. Keep these instructions in a safe place. WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, user must read the instruction manual. 1 GENERAL POWER TOOL SAFETY WARNINGS 3) PERSONAL SAFETY a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury. b) Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries. c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the off position before connecting to power source and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or energising power tools that have the switch on invites accidents. d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury. e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations. f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in moving parts. g) If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used. Use of dust collection can reduce dust-related hazards. 4) POWER TOOL USE AND CARE a) Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your application. The correct power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed. b) Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired. c) Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the battery pack from the power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally. WARNING! Read all safety warnings and all instructions Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool. SAVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE 1) WORK AREA SAFETY a) Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents. b) Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes. c) Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control. 2) ELECTRICAL SAFETY a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock. b) Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or grounded. c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock. d) Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock. e) When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock. f) If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD) protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric shock. 2 Extension Cords d) Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users. e) Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the power tool’s operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools. f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control. g) Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits, etc. in accordance with these instructions, taking into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the power tool for operations different from those intended could result in a hazardous situation. 5) SERVICE a) Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained. CAUTION: Use only extension cords that are approved by the country’s Electrical Authority. Before using extension cords, inspect them for loose or exposed wires, damaged insulation and defective fittings. Replace the cord if necessary. Additional Safety Warnings for Demolition Hammers • Wear ear protectors. Exposure to noise can cause hearing loss. • Use auxiliary handles supplied with the tool. Loss of control can cause personal injury. • Hold power tools by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting accessory may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Cutting accessory contacting a "live" wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool "live" and could give the operator an electric shock. • Be certain that the material being drilled does not conceal electric or gas service and that their locations have been verified with the utility companies. • Keep a firm grip on the tool at all times. Do not attempt to operate this tool without holding it with both hands. Operating this tool with one hand will result in loss of control. Breaking through or encountering hard materials such as re-bar may be hazardous as well. Tighten the side handle securely before use. • Ensure the chisel is secured in place before operating the tool. • In cold-weather conditions or when the tool has not been used for a longer period of time, let the tool run with no load for several minutes before use. • When working above ground level ensure the area below is clear. • Do not touch the chisel or the parts close to the chisel immediately after operation, as they may be extremely hot and cause burns to the skin. • Always direct the power cable to the rear, away from the chisel. • Do not operate this tool for long periods of time. Vibration caused by hammer action may be harmful to your hands and arms. Use gloves to provide extra cushion and limit exposure by taking frequent rest periods. • Air vents often cover moving parts and should be avoided. Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair can be caught in moving parts. WARNING: We recommend the use of a residual current device with a residual current rating of 30mA or less. Electrical Safety The electric motor has been designed for one voltage range only. Always check that the power supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate. 220–240 V AC means your tool will operate on alternating current. Operation at a voltage outside this range can cause loss of power and can result in overheating. All DEWALT tools are factory tested; if this tool does not operate, check the power supply. Your DEWALT tool is double insulated, therefore no earth wire is required. • Young children and the infirm. This appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. – This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. – Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. • Replacement of the supply cord. If the supply cord or plug is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or an authorised DEWALT Service Centre in order to avoid a hazard. 3 WARNING: ALWAYS wear approved protective safety equipment complying with the following standards: • Eye protection: AS/NZS1337 Eye Protectors for Industrial Applications; • Hearing protection: AS/NZS1270 Acoustics – Hearing Protection; • Respiratory protection: AS/NZS1716 Respiratory Protective Devices. WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: • lead from lead-based paints, • crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and • arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber. Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles. • Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash exposed areas with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay on the skin may promote absorption of harmful chemicals. WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which may cause serious and permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use approved AS/ NZS1716 respiratory protection appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from face and body. WARNING: Always wear proper personal hearing protection that conforms to AS/NZS1270 during use. Under some conditions and duration of use, noise from this product may contribute to hearing loss. • The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The symbols and their definitions are as follows: V ................. volts A ...............amperes Hz ............... hertz W ..............watts ...........alternating current min ............. minutes ........ direct current ...........alternating or direct current .............. Class I Construction no ..............no load speed ................... (grounded) .............earthing terminal .............. Class II Construction ................... (double insulated) …/min ........ per minute IPM ............. impacts per minute ..............safety alert symbol BPM ..........beats per minute RPM ..........revolutions per minute SAVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE COMPONENTS (Fig. 1) WARNING: Never modify the power tool or any part of it. Damage or personal injury could result. A. On/off switch E. Tool holder B. Main handle F. Side handle C. Side handle clamping knob G. Retaining bolt D. Tool retainer FIG. 1 D A B E G C F INTENDED USE The D25961-XE heavy-duty demolition hammers are designed for professional demolition, chipping and chasing applications. DO NOT use under wet conditions or in presence of flammable liquids or gases. These heavy-duty demolition hammers are professional power tools. DO NOT let children come into contact with the tool. Supervision is required when inexperienced operators use this tool. ACTIVE VIBRATION CONTROL The active vibration control neutralizes rebound vibration from the hammer mechanism. Lowering hand and arm vibration, it allows more comfortable use for longer periods of time and extends the life of the unit. 4 ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENT 5. Pull on the chisel to check if it is properly locked. The hammering function requires the chisel to be able to move axially several centimeters when locked in the tool holder. 6. To remove a chisel pull the retainer bolt (G) and turn it by 180° to the unlock position. WARNING: Prior to assembly and adjustment always unplug the tool. WARNING: Always wear gloves when changing accessories. The exposed metal parts on the tool and accessory may become extremely hot during operation. WARNING: Since accessories, other than those offered by DEWALT, have not been tested with this product, use of such accessories with this tool could be hazardous. To reduce the risk of injury, only DEWALT, recommended accessories should be used with this product. NOTICE: To reduce dust contamination in the tool, keep dust and debris away from the bit and the beat piece. Inserting and Removing 30 mm (1-1/4") Hex Accessories (Fig. 2, 3) This machine uses chisels with a 30 mm (1-1/4") hex shank. Clean the chisel shank (Fig. 2). TO FIT A CHISEL WITH GROOVE IN THE SHANK (FIG. 3) 1. Pull the retainer FIG. 3 bolt (G) and turn it by 180° to the unlock position. 2. Hold the chisel in 30 mm front of the tool (1-1/4") holder with the groove (H) facing upwards. 3. Insert the chisel shank into the tool holder (E). 4. Pull the retainer bolt (G) and turn it by 180° back to the lock position. Adjusting the Side Handle (Fig. 1) WARNING: Always operate the machine with the side handle properly mounted. The side handle (F) is assembled on the machine to suit both right- and left-hand users 1. Loosen the clamp knob (C) and rotate the side handle to the desired position. 2. Lock the side handle in place by tightening the clamp knob (C). Ensure side handle is secure and does not rotate. FIG. 2 OPERATION WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, turn tool off and disconnect tool from power source before making any adjustments or removing/ installing attachments or accessories. An accidental start-up can cause injury. Instructions for Use WARNING: Always observe the safety instructions and applicable regulations. WARNING: Be aware of the location of pipework and wiring. WARNING: Apply a pressure of approx. 20–30 kg. (44–66 lbs.) to the tool. Excessive force does not speed up chiselling but decreases tool performance and may shorten tool life. D Proper Hand Position (Fig. 4) WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, ALWAYS use proper hand position as shown. WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, ALWAYS hold securely in anticipation of a sudden reaction. IMPORTANT: The tool must be held with two hands at all times when in use. HORIZONTAL APPLICATIONS (FIG. 4A) Proper hand position requires one hand on the side handle (F) and the other hand on the main handle (B). VERTICAL APPLICATIONS (FIG. 4B) Proper hand position requires both hands on the main handle (B). G E H 5 Switching On and Off (Fig. 1) MAINTENANCE To turn the tool on, set the on/off switch (A) to position 1. To turn the tool off, set the on/off switch (A) to position 0. WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, turn tool off and disconnect tool from power source before making any adjustments or removing/ installing attachments or accessories. An accidental start-up can cause injury. Demolition, Chasing and Channelling (Fig. 1, 4) Lubrication WARNING: Ensure that the cutting edge does not show discoloration caused by too much pressure. This may impair the hardness of the accessory. Various types of chisels are available as an option. 1. Select the appropriate chisel. Clean and grease its shank. 2. Insert the chisel and check whether it is properly locked. 3. Fit and adjust the side handle (F) and ensure side handle is secure and does not rotate. 4. Hold the tool at both handles (B, F) and switch on. The tool now runs in continuous operation. 5. Always switch off the tool when work is finished and before unplugging. FIG. 4A FIG. 4B B Your power tool requires no additional lubrication. Cleaning WARNING: Blow dirt and dust out of all air vents with clean, dry air at least once a week. To minimize the risk of eye injury, always wear AS/NZS51337 approved eye protection when performing this. WARNING: Never use solvents or other harsh chemicals for cleaning the non-metallic parts of the tool. These chemicals may weaken the plastic materials used in these parts. Use a cloth dampened only with water and mild soap. Never let any liquid get inside the tool; never immerse any part of the tool into a liquid. Repairs B This machine is not user-serviceable. Take the tool to an authorized DEWALT repair agent after approximately 100 hours of use. If problems occur before this time contact an authorized DEWALT repair agent. To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and adjustment (including brush inspection and replacement) should be performed by certified service centers or other qualified service organizations, always using identical replacement parts. ACCESSORIES WARNING: Since accessories, other than those offered by DEWALT, have not been tested with this product, use of such accessories with this tool could be hazardous. To reduce the risk of injury, only DEWALT recommended accessories should be used with this product. These chisels can be reground only a limited number of times. Contact your dealer for recommendations. Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available at extra cost from your local service center. If you need any assistance in locating any accessory, please contact Stanley Black & Decker, 82 Taryn Drive, Epping, VIC 3076 Australia or call 1800 444 224 or (NZ) 0800 339 258. F 6 7 Stanley Black & Decker 82 Taryn Drive, Epping, VIC 3076 Australia • 1800 444 224 (Aust) or 0800 339 258 (NZ) www.dewalt.com.au • www.dewalt.co.nz (MAR12) Part No. N156130 D25961-XE Copyright © 2012 DEWALT The following are trademarks for one or more DEWALT power tools: the yellow and black color scheme; the “D” shaped air intake grill; the array of pyramids on the handgrip; the kit box configuration; and the array of lozenge-shaped humps on the surface of the tool.