NOTE: When in acceleration mode (#2), runtime will be decreased as compared to when
trimmer is in extended runtime mode (#1).
CUTTING LINE / LINE FEEDING
Your trimmer uses .065 inch (1.65 mm) diameter, ROUND nylon line. During use, the
tips of the nylon lines will become frayed and worn and the special self feeding spool will
automatically feed and trim a fresh length of line. DO NOT BUMP trimmer on ground in
attempt to feed line or for any other purposes.
Cutting line will wear faster and require more feeding if the cutting or edging is done along
sidewalks or other abrasive surfaces or heavier weeds are being cut.
CAUTION: Before you begin trimming, only use the appropriate type of cutting line.
Use Black & Decker replacement spool Model No. AF-100, and replacement cap RC-100.
Reload nylon line (either bulk or prewound replacement spool) as shown in this manual.
Do not use serrated or heavier gauge line, as they will overload the motor and cause
overheating, and will not feed properly. This line is available at your local dealer or
authorized service center.
Decker service centers. To find your local service location call: 1-800-544-6986 or visit
WARNING: The use of any accessory not recommended by Black & Decker for use
with this trimmer could be hazardous.
REPLACING THE SPOOL
trimmer head (figure M).
•Iflever(17) in base of housing becomes dislodged, replace in the position as shown in
figure N before inserting new spool into housing.
•Unfasten the end of the cutting line and guide the line into the eyelet (19) figure O.
•Takethenewspoolandpushitontotheboss(18)(figure N) in the housing. Rotate the
spool slightly until it is seated. The line should protrude approximately 5-3/8 inches (136mm)
from the housing.
•Alignthetabsonthespoolcapwith the slots (20) in the housing (figure O).
CAUTION: To avoid trimmer damage, if the cutting line protrudes beyond the trimming
blade, cut it off so that it just reaches the blade.
REWINDING SPOOL FROM BULK LINE (USE ONLY .065 IN. ROUND DIAMETER LINE)
Bulk line is also available for purchase from your local retailer. NOTE: Hand wound spools
from bulk line are likely to become tangled more frequently than Black & Decker factory
wound spools. For best results, factory wound spools are recommended.
To install bulk line, follow the steps below:
•Removetheemptyspoolfromthetrimmerasdescribedin“REPLACING THE SPOOL”.
line into one of the line anchoring slots (22) as shown in figure P.
slot as shown in figure Q. Make sure the line is pulled tight against the spool as shown in
•Windthecuttinglineontothespoolinthe direction of the arrow on the spool. Make sure to
wind the line on neatly and in layers. Do not crisscross (figure R).
•Whenthewoundcuttinglinereachesthe recesses (24), cut the line. (figure Q).
•Fitthespoolontothetrimmerasdescribedin“REPLACING THE SPOOL”.