I had it plugged into a professionally wired in double waterproof RCD socket (securely attached three foot up the wall) that was only fitted a year previous. That makes it even more worrying that it hadn't activated the RCD. I always check the RCD before use by testing the cut off switch. As a firemans son and ex health and safety officer for the council, I am very aware of the dangers and always take all precautions nessesary. Goggles, gloves, footwear.... You name it I do it.
The manual will almost certainly recommend the use of an RCD but nobody reads it or follow these recommendations so what can you do.
Partially agree. Part I don't agree that how the hell consumer will know that? Safety is priority for sure, but if manufacturer is not stressing on correct/safe use then it's pure luck is someone will tell you. Consumers are just users and often refer to manual to learn how to use one or another item. (embarrassed)
You should be using it with an RCD socket. It'll have some safety built into the device but ultimately if you aren't using electric garden tools with an RCD then you're doing it wrong.
I ended up buying a roll and kept one aside and cut to that length had no issues just kept with same diameter but the holder does take different ones