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WARNING: Always use proper eye protection that conforms to ANSI Z87.1 (CAN/CSA
Z94.3) while operating this power trimmer.
WARNING: Remove the battery before making any assembly, adjustments, or changing
accessories. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the
CAUTION: Before you begin trimming, only use the appropriate type of cutting line.
CAUTION: Inspect area to be trimmed and remove any wire, cord, or string-like objects
which could become entangled in the rotating line or spool. Be particularly careful to avoid any
wire which might be bent outwardly into the path of the trimmer, such as barbs at the base of
a chain link fence.
•Toswitchthetrimmeron,pullthelockoffbutton(13)(shownininset,figure I) back toward
the battery (2) and then squeeze the trigger switch (1).
•Withtheuniton,angleunitandslowlyswingthetrimmersidetosideasshowninfigure I.
•Maintainacuttingangleof5°to10°asshowninfigure I1. Do not exceed 10° (figure I2). Cut
with the tip of the line. To keep distance from hard surfaces use edge guide (7).
in figure I1. To acheive this distance adjust the overall height of the trimmer as shown in figure H.
CAUTION: The wheeled edge guide should only be used when in the edging mode.
The trimmer can be used in trimming mode or edging mode to trim overhanging grass along
lawn edges and flower beds.
For edging, the trimmer head should be in the position shown in figure K. If it is not:
•Pressandholdthehead-releasebutton(14)asshowninfigure J.
NOTE: The metal shaft and housing will only rotate in one direction.
The Auto Feed System may not operate correctly if wheeled edge guide is not used.
NOTE: You will experience faster than normal cutting line wear if the edging wheel is positioned
too far from the edge with the cutting line positioned over the sidewalk or abrasive surface.
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 trimmer and guard are designed to reduce the
danger. However, MAKE SURE that other persons and pets are at least 100 feet (30m) away.
Optimum cutting results are achieved on edges deeper than 2 inches (50 mm).
Do not use this trimmer to create trenches.
Using the edging wheel (7), guide the trimmer as shown in figure K.
• Positiontheedgingwheelontheedgeofthesidewalkorabrasivesurfacesothecutting
line is over the grass or dirt area to be edged.
To make a closer cut, slightly tilt the trimmer.
This string trimmer gives you the choice to operate at a more efficient speed to extend the
runtime for larger jobs, or accelerate the trimmer speed for high-performance cutting (figure L).
position #1. This mode is best for larger projects that require more time to complete.
head (6) into position #2. This mode is best to cut through heavier growth and for
applications that need higher RPM.