Never attempt to remove or replace any parts other than
those speciﬁed in this manual.
This tool is double insulated; therefore no earth wire
is required. Always check that the power supply
corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
Additional safety instructions for grass trimmers
The following warning symbols are found on the tool:
Read the manual prior to operation.
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating this
Keep people and animals at least 6 m away from the
Do not expose the tool to rain or high humidity.
Be familiar with the controls and the proper use of the tool.
Only use the tool in daylight or good artiﬁcial light.
Before use, check the power supply cord and extension
cord for signs of damage, ageing and wear. If a cord
becomes damaged during use, disconnect the cord from
the mains supply immediately. DO NOT TOUCH THE
CORD BEFORE DISCONNECTING THE SUPPLY.
Do not use the tool if the cords are damaged or worn.
Wear stout shoes or boots to protect your feet.
Wear long trousers to protect your legs.
Before using the tool, check that your cutting path is free
from sticks, stones, wire and any other obstacles.
Only use the tool in the upright position, with the cutting
line near the ground. Never switch the tool on in any other
Move slowly when using the tool. Be aware that freshly cut
grass is damp and slippery.
Do not work on steep slopes. Work across the face of
slopes, not up and down.
Never cross gravel paths or roads while the tool is running.
Never touch the cutting line while the tool is running.
Do not put the tool down until the cutting line has come to
a complete standstill.
Use only the appropriate type of cutting line. Never use
metal cutting line or ﬁshing line.
Be careful not to touch the line trimming blade.
Take care to keep the mains cable away from the cutting
line. Always be aware of the position of the cable.
Keep hands and feet away from the cutting line at all
times, especially when switching on the motor.
Warning! The cutting elements continue to rotate after the
tool is switched off.
Never operate the tool with damaged guards or without
guards in place.
Always ensure that the ventilation slots are kept clear of
Additional safety instructions for Australia and
This appliance is not intended for use by young or inﬁrm
persons without supervision. Children must be supervised
to ensure they do not play with the appliance.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
This tool includes some or all of the following features.
1. Trigger lever (on/off switch)
3. Cable restraint
4. Power inlet
5. Secondary handle
6. Adjustment button
7. Cable storage hooks
8. Motor housing
10. Line trimming blade
11. Spool housing
12. Cutting line
13. Edge guide
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and unplugged.
Fitting the guard (ﬁg. A)
Remove the screw (15) from the guard (9).
Place the guard onto the tool as shown.
Firmly press the guard until it snaps into place.
Secure the guard with the screw.
Warning! Never use the tool unless the guard is properly
Connecting the tool to the mains (ﬁg. B)
Connect the female plug of a suitable extension cable to
the power inlet (4).
Loop the cable through the cable restraint (3).
Insert the mains plug into a mains outlet.