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Warning! This adaptor is only suitable for
products rated up to 500W. It is not
recommended for use with the following:
Hover mowers, rotary mowers with grass
collection, chainsaws, shredders and blower
vacs. Please contact your local service
centre should you require further advice.
Fitting your own extension cable
When making your own extension cable, fit a
13 amp plug (see "fitting the mains plug") to one
end of the cable and a 'female' connector to the
other end (see below). For wiring instructions see
those supplied with the female connector.
A 'male' connector is already attached to the
electrical supply cable on your machine and is
designed to be non-rewireable (see below).
This should not be removed. Should the plug
become damaged or need replacing, please
return the machine to your Black & Decker
service centre.
'female' connector
Warning! Never wire an extension cable with
anything other than the 'female' connector
supplied and a 13 amp BS1363A approved
plug with the recommended fuse. Never
wire a 'male' connector to your extension
cable and never wire an extension cable
with a plug of any kind at each end of the
cable. This is extremely dangerous and
results in the pins being live which may
cause a fatal electric shock.

Technical data

Strokes per minute
Blade length
'male' connector
Class II
41cm, 51cm
2.4 to 2.5kg
88dB (A)
Assembly (Figs. B & C)
You will need a number 2 Posidrive
During assembly it is recommended that
the blade sheath is fitted over the blades
to reduce the risk of injury.
Fitting the guard
Slide the guard into position as shown.
Fix in place using two of the screws
provided. Do not over tighten them.
Operation (Fig. D)
To start the hedgetrimmer
Press the front handle switch (Fig. A.1).
Squeeze the rear switch (Fig. A.3).
The hedgetrimmer will now run.
To stop the hedgetrimmer
Release the front handle switch or the
rear switch.
This product is built with a cable retention
system. To operate this, feed your cable
through the hole provided and hook it over
the pegs as shown in Fig. D.
Useful hints for trimming hedges
(Fig. E)
Read the safety rules first!
Tip the blades a little towards
the hedge (Fig. E1).
First cut both sides, working from the
bottom up, then trim the top (Fig. E2).
Take care to avoid any hard objects in or
around the hedge that could damage
the blades.
Where the branches are very long,
cut the hedge back in several stages
(short cuttings are easier to tidy up).
When to trim
As a general guide, hedges and shrubs
with seasonal leaves (new ones each year)
can be trimmed in June and October.
Evergreens can be trimmed in April
and August.

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