DeWalt DWE6000 Trimmer User Manual

Defi nitions: Safety Guidelines
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.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, read the instruction manual.
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
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.
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.
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 ground fault
circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected supply. Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of electric
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 energizing 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 jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing
and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry 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.
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
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.
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.
Laminate Trimmer
Détoureuse à stratifiés
Desbastador laminar
DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., 701 East Joppa Road, Baltimore, MD 21286
(NOV13) Part No. N285382 DWE6000 Copyright © 2013 D
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.
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.
Additional Safety Rules for Laminate Trimmer
Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, because the cutter may contact its
own cord. Cutting a “live” wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and
shock the operator.
• Use clamps or another practical way to secure and support the workpiece to a
stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body leaves it unstable and may
lead to loss of control.
Always follow the bit manufacturer’s speed recommendations as some bit designs
require specific speeds for safety or performance. If you are unsure of the proper speed
or are experiencing any type of problem, contact the bit manufacturer.
Keep handles and gripping surfaces dry, clean, and free from oil and grease. This
will enable better control of the tool.
Maintain firm grip with both hands on laminate trimmer to resist starting torque.
Keep hands away from cutting area. Never reach under the workpiece for any
reason. Keep the laminate trimmer base firmly in contact with the workpiece when cutting.
These precautions will reduce the risk of personal injury.
Never run the motor unit when it is not inserted into the base. The motor is not
designed to be handheld.
Keep cutting pressure constant. Do not overload motor.
Check to see that the cord will not snag or impede the trimming operation.
Use sharp bits. Dull bits may cause the laminate trimmer to swerve or stall under pressure.
Be sure that the bit is clear of the workpiece before starting the motor. If the bit is in
contact with the workpiece when the motor starts, it could make the laminate trimmer jump,
causing damage or injury.
• ALWAYS disconnect tool from power source before making adjustments or
changing bits.
Keep hands clear of bit when motor is running to prevent personal injury.
NEVER touch the bit immediately after use. It may be extremely hot.
Provide clearance under workpiece for bit when through-cutting.
Tighten collet nut securely with provided wrench (17 mm) to prevent the bit from
Never tighten collet nut without a bit.
Not recommended for use in a router table.
Avoid climb-cutting (cutting in direction opposite than shown in Figure 8). Climb-
cutting increases the chance for loss of control resulting in possible injury. When
climb-cutting is required (backing around a corner), exercise extreme caution to maintain
control of trimmer. Make smaller cuts and remove minimal material with each pass.
Be sure that the motor has stopped completely before you lay the laminate trimmer
down. If the bit head is still spinning when the tool is laid down, it could cause injury or
Do not press spindle lock button while the motor is running. Doing so can damage
the spindle lock.
Do not use AC only rated tools with a DC power supply. While the tool may appear to
work, the electrical components of the AC rated tool are likely to fail and create a hazard to
the operator.
If cutting into existing walls or other blind areas where electrical wires may exist is
unavoidable, disconnect all fuses or circuit breakers feeding this worksite.
Always make sure the work surface is free from nails and other foreign objects.
Cutting into a nail can cause the bit and the tool to jump and damage the bit.
Never lay workpiece on top of hard surfaces like concrete, stone etc... Protruding
cutting bit may cause tool to jump.
Do not leave tool running. Operate tool only when hand-held.
Air vents often cover moving parts and should be avoided. Loose clothes, jewelry or
long hair can be caught in moving parts.
An extension cord must have adequate wire size (AWG or American Wire Gauge)
for safety. The smaller the gauge number of the wire, the greater the capacity of the cable,
that is 16 gauge has more capacity than 18 gauge. An undersized cord will cause a drop in
line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. When using more than one extension
to make up the total length, be sure each individual extension contains at least the minimum
wire size. The following table shows the correct size to use depending on cord length and
nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge
number, the heavier the cord.
Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
Ampere Rating
Volts Total Length of Cord in Feet (meters)
120 V 25 (7.6) 50 (15.2) 100 (30.5) 150 (45.7)
240 V 50 (15.2) 100 (30.5) 200 (61.0) 300 (91.4)
Not More
0 6 18 16 16 14
610 18161412
10 12 16 16 14 12
12 16 14 12 Not Recommended
WARNING: ALWAYS use safety glasses. Everyday eyeglasses are NOT safety glasses.
Also use face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. ALWAYS WEAR CERTIFIED SAFETY
ANSI Z87.1 eye protection (CAN/CSA Z94.3),
ANSI S12.6 (S3.19) hearing protection,
NIOSH/OSHA/MSHA respiratory protection.
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California 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
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 disperse dust, which may cause serious and
permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory protection
appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from face and body.
WARNING: Always wear proper personal hearing protection that conforms to ANSI
S12.6 (S3.19) 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
min .................minutes
or AC .............alternating current
or DC current or AC/DC......alternating or direct current
...................Class I Construction
o load speed
(grounded) n .........................rated speed
................... Class II Construction .......................earthing terminal
(double insulated) alert symbol
…/min ............per minute BPM per minute
IPM .................impacts per minute RPM ...................revolutions per minute
SPM ...............strokes per minute sfpm ...................surface feet per minute
Be sure your power supply agrees with the nameplate marking. Voltage decrease of more than
10% will cause loss of power and overheating. D
EWALT tools are factory tested; if this tool does
not operate, check power supply.
WARNING: Never modify the power tool or any part of it. Damage or personal injury could
A. Quick release tabs
B. Depth adjustment ring
C. On/off switch
D. Spindle lock button
E. LED light
F. Spindle
G. Micro adjustment scale
H. Locking lever
I. Base
J. Subbase
K. Sub-base screws
L. Guide pins
M. Locking lever adjustment screw
N. Collet
O. Collet nut
P. Motor unit
Q. Roller bearing/edge guide slot
R. Edge guide
S. Edge guide screw
This laminate trimmer is designed for professional flush and bevel trimming of laminated plastics
and other similar materials that have a bonding agent too hard to be trimmed with ordinary tools.
DO NOT use under wet conditions or in presence of flammable liquids or gases.
This laminate trimmer is a professional power tool. DO NOT let children come into contact with
the tool. Supervision is required when inexperienced operators use this tool.
If you have questions or comments, contact us.
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