Caution! Inspect the area to be trimmed and remove
any wires, cords and other sharp objects that may get
caught in the line or the spinning reel. Take special care to
prevent the lines from bending out of the path of the tool,
such as barbs at the base of a barbed
f With the unit on, slowly rotate the trimmer from side to
side as shown in Fig. F.
f In order to convert the tool into a maintenance edger,
unplug the power supply. Gently pull the cord and
slide it into place as shown in Fig. H. Press the button
and rotate the tube 180°, as shown in Fig. G. The tool
will lock in the edger position. The unit comes with the
f To operate as a maintenance edger, position the
trimmer above the surface as shown in Fig. H.
f To return to the trimmer position, when unplugging
the power supply, press the button and rotate the
tube 180° again. The tool will lock in the trimmer
position. When using the tool, position the edge guide
in the original position, out of the way.
The trimmer uses a 2mm (0.080") diameter ROUND nylon
line to cut grass and weeds quickly and easily. During
use, the tips of the nylon lines will fray and wear out,
and the special automatic feed line spool will feed itself
and cut the line to provide a new tip. The cutting line will
wear faster and require more feeding if the cut or edge is
performed near sidewalks or other abrasive surfaces, or if
you cut thicker bushes. The advanced automatic feeding
mechanism of the line senses when more cutting line is
needed, and it feeds and cuts the proper length of line
needed. Do not drop the device when trying to feed the
line or for any other reason.
CLEANING JAMS AND TANGLED LINES
From time to time, especially when cutting thick or leafy
bushes, the line's feeding spool can jam with branches and
other materials. To clear the jam, follow the steps below.
1. Unplug the trimmer.
2. Press the release tabs on the cover of the line spool
as shown in Fig. J and pull the cover out in a straight
line to remove it.
3. Remove the nylon line spool and clear damaged lines
or dust from the spool area. (DO NOT REMOVE THE
CENTRAL RING SCREW TO REMOVE THE SPOOL).
4. Place the spool and the line on the cover into the slots
provided as shown in Fig. K.
5. Insert the end of the line through the appropriate slots
on the reel spool. Pull the excess line until you can
remove it through the retaining slots, as shown in Fig. L.
6. Press the spool down GENTLY and rotate it until you
feel it is fixed in place and then push it to adjust it.
(When in place, the spool will rotate freely a few
degrees to the left and to the right). Be careful to keep
the line from getting stuck under the spool.
7. Replace the spool cover as shown in Fig. M, by
pushing the tabs and pressing on the reel cover.
Note: Make sure the cover is in the correct position,
you must hear two clicks to ensure that the two tabs
are correctly placed. Turn on the tool. In a few
seconds or less, you'll hear the nylon line cutting
automatically to the proper length.
REMOVING AND REPLACING
Warning! Before making this change, make sure that
line trimmer is switched OFF and unplugged.
REPLACING THE SPOOL OR LINE
(Use only 2mm (0.08") diameter lines)
1. Unplug the trimmer. Press the release tabs on the
cover of the line spool as shown in Fig. J and pull the
cover out in a straight line to remove it.
2. Remove the spool from the tool, and remove and
discard all the line on the reel.
3. Choose OPTION 1 or OPTION 2.
OPTION 1: REPLACEMENT SPOOL
Use the BLACK & DECKER model DF-080 replacement
spool. Install it following the instructions under
"REPLACING THE SPOOL OR LINE" No. 1-6, discard
the old spool for Step 3 and use the new spool in the
OPTION 2: REWINDING THE SPOOL WITH THE
The trimmer/edger's package line is available at extra cost
from your local dealer or from the BLACK & DECKER
Maintenance Center. Install it following the instructions
under "REPLACING THE SPOOL OR LINE" No. 1-6,
through the steps for Step 3.
(Use 2 mm (0.08") diameter ROUND lines)
The line spool of this product has two (2) areas
for line winding. Wind the line in an area first and
then in the other.
b. Overlap the nylon line approximately 19 mm
(3/4") from the end to form a "hook", as shown in
Fig. N. Place the tip of the hook-shaped line in
the internal slot of the spool.
Wind the package line gently and evenly into
the spool in the direction of the arrow until the
line is accumulating in the notches on the edge of
the spool. Do not overfill the spool. Do the same
for the other winding area.
4. Place the spool and the line on the spool cover
containing the lines into the slots provided as shown
in Fig. K.
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