Important Safety Warnings
When using electric
gardening appliances, basic safety
precautions should always be followed to
reduce risk of fire, electric shock, and
personal injury, including the following.
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• ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION
– Wear safety spectacles or goggles at
all times when battery is installed. These
items are available for purchase.
• GUARD – Do not use this appliance
without guard attached.
• DRESS PROPERLY – Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry. They can be caught
in moving parts. Gloves and substantial
rubber soled footwear are recommended
when working outdoors. Don’t operate
the appliance when barefoot or wearing
open sandals. Wear heavy long pants
to protect your legs. Wear protective hair
covering to contain long hair.
• NYLON LINE – Keep face, hands and feet
clear of rotating nylon line at all times.
• THE ROTATING LINE PERFORMS A
CUTTING FUNCTION – Use care when
trimming around screens and desirable
• KEEP ALL BYSTANDERS AWAY – at a
safe distance from work area, especially
• IMPORTANT WARNING – When being
used as an Edger, stones, pieces of metal
and other objects can be thrown out at
high speed by the line. The appliance and
guard are designed to reduce the danger.
However, the following special precautions
should be taken: MAKE SURE that other
persons and pets are at least 100 feet
• TO REDUCE THE RISK of rebound
(ricochet) injury, work going away from any
nearby solid object such as wall, steps,
large stone, tree, etc. Use great care when
working close to solid objects and where
necessary, do trimming by hand.
• AVOID ACCIDENTALLY STARTING –
Don’t carry with finger on trigger when
battery is installed.
• USE THE RIGHT APPLIANCE – Do not
use this appliance for any job except that
for which it is intended.
• DON’T OVERREACH
– Keep proper
footing and balance at all times.
• DON’T FORCE APPLIANCE – It will do the
job better and with less likelihood of a risk of
injury at the rate for which it was designed
• DAMAGE TO UNIT – If you strike or
become entangled with a foreign object,
stop appliance immediately, remove
battery, check for damage and have any
damage repaired before further operation
is attempted. Do not operate with a
broken hub or spool.
• REMOVE BATTERY – when not in use,
when replacing line, or prior to cleaning.
• AVOID DANGEROUS
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS – Do
not use electric appliances in damp or wet
locations. Follow all instructions in this
Instruction Manual for proper operation of
your appliance. Don’t use the appliance in
• DO NOT OPERATE portable electric
appliances in gaseous or explosive
atmospheres. Motors in these appliances
normally spark, and the sparks might
STORE IDLE APPLIANCES INDOORS –
When not in use, appliances should be stored
indoors in a dry, locked-up place out of reach
• STAY ALERT – Do not operate this
unit when you are tired, ill, or under
the influence of alcohol, drugs, or
• MAINTAIN APPLIANCES WITH CARE
– Follow instructions in maintenance
section. Keep handles dry, clean and
free from oil and grease.
• CHECK DAMAGED PARTS – Before
further use of the appliance, a guard or
other part that is damaged should be
SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS
It is important for you to read and understand this manual. The information it contains
relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols
below are used to help you recognize this information.
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 haz ard ous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or mod er ate injury.
NOTICE: Used without the safety alert symbol indicates potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.