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Safety Instructions

To ensure your own safety and the safety every person, we would like to make you familiar with the safety regulations for our tools. The number one rule at all times is that you must always use the right tool, use it in only the manner in which it was intended to be used and observe the warning notices.

Hand tools

  • In the case of all jobs that might possibly lead to overstressing of the tool, the appropriate preventive measures are to be taken (cover sharp edges with a cloth, wear safety glasses / goggles and work gloves, etc.).
  • Check hand tools for wear and tear before each use. Change used hand tools.
  • Safety goggles must be worn when working with striking tools.
  • We cannot accept any liability if hand tools are used for any purpose other than that for which they were intended (e.g. for levering, scraping, chiseling, etc. with screwdrivers).

Hex key L-wrenches

  • Hex keys L-wrenches are suitable for manual use. In the event of overstressing, the wrench will distort elastically and plastically. If the angle of rotation exceeds 30°, there exists a danger that the screw or the wrench will break. The screwing procedure is to be interrupted. If, in spite of this, angle of the rotation should be greater than 30°, appropriate preventive measures are to be taken against possible breaking (e.g. wearing gloves or wrapping a cloth around the point where it is likely to break).
  • Hex keys L-wrenches that appear distorted after overstressing (bent handle part or twisted key part), can have invisible microcracks. These could lead to the tool breaking suddenly at any point in time when it is in use again. For this reason, tools that remain deformed must be replaced immediately.
  • If a tube is used to increase the transmission force or if the wrench is struck with a hammer, we cannot accept any ­liability.

Striking tools

  • Safety goggles must be worn for all types of work with striking tools. Depending on the application, working gloves or other protective gear may also be required.
  • When trying to loosen a pin punch that is stuck do not hit it on the side with a hammer as it may break.
  • Impact shocks, i.e., blows to hardened parts with hardness values above 40 HRC, are to be avoided.
  • Centre punches with tungsten carbide tips must be held upright when striking them. If it is at an angle, the tip could be overstressed by the shear forces created and break off. The same applies if the tool is dropped ­inadvertently.
  • Blunt centre punches and chisels can be sharpened many times. When sharpening them, please ensure that they do not heat up to over 200 ºC, as the hardness will be reduced.
  • Don’t use any hammers that cause burr (mushrooming). Replace any worn spare parts (such as inserts, hammer shafts) by original spare parts only.


Take care when working with electrical current!
Insulated ElectroTools screwdrivers comply with the regulations according to IEC 60900 for insulated tools for working with voltages of up to 1000 V AC/1500 V DC. This should not be regarded as an encouragement to carry out tasks on live appliances.

ESD Screwdrivers

ESD tools conduct electrical current and must not be used for work on live equipment. Their black cap and yellow handle distinguish them from the regular PB Swiss Tools screwdrivers designed for use with electronic components. Do not make contact with electric current sources!

Voltage tester

Hold the screwdriver blade on the current conductor and at the same time touch the end of the handle with your finger. Watch for earthing. If a voltage is present, the glow lamp built into the handle lights up.

  • The voltage indicator must be tested for correct operation shortly before use.
  • The voltage indicator must not be used when precipitation is present, e.g. condensation or rain. If the voltage indicator is damp, it must not be used.
  • The voltage indicator is only to be used for voltage testing and must not be used for other jobs on live equipment.

Universal cabinet key

Five drives make it possible to open lock systems for switchgear systems, technology services in buildings and the water supply. After use, make sure that the doors are sealed again and that the cabinets are no longer accessible.