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Operation; Applications; Starting/Stopping The Trimmer; Operating The Trimmer - Craftsman 151.30438 Operator's Manual

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_1_ WARNING!
If any parts are damaged or
missing, do not operate this product until the parts are
replaced.
Failure to heed this warning could result in
serious personal injury.
_
WARNING!
Do not connect to power supply
until assembly is complete.
Failure to comply could
result in accidental
starting and possible serious
personal injury.
_b, WARNING!
Read and understand
entire
Operator's
Manual for each optional attachment
used on this power head and follow all warnings and
instructions.
Failure to follow all instructions
may result
in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
OPERATING
THE TRIMMER
See Figure 12.
[] Hold the line trimmer as shown. Keep a firm grip with
both hands while in operation.
Trimmer should be hetd
at a comfortable
position with rear handle about hip
height.
[] Gently swing the trimmer from right side to left side.
[] In order to achieve optimum cutting results, only cut
dry grass.
[] When cutting thick or long grass, start at the top
of the grass blades and gradually
work down to the
bottom.
[] If the tine trimmer starts running slowly, reduce the
amount of material you are trying to cut.
_IL WARNING!
Do not use any attachments
or
accessories
not recommended
by the manufacturer
of
this product. The use of attachments
or accessories
not
recommended
can result in serious personal injury.
Do not allow familiarity
with product to make you
careless. Remember
that a careless fraction of a
second is sufficient
to inflict serious injury.
_
WARNING!
Always wear eye protection with
side shields marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
Hearing and/or head protection may also be required
depending on the type of attachment
used and as
prescribed
in the attachment's
Operator's
Manual.
Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown
into your eyes and other possible serious injuries.
APPLICATIONS
You may use this product for the purpose listed below:
[] Trimming grass and weeds from around porches,
fences and deck.
STARTmNG/STOP
THE TRmMMER
See Figure 10-11.
[] Attach the outlet end of an extension
cord to the plug
on the rear of the line trimmer.
NOTE: Use only approved outdoor extension cords.
[] Route the extension
cord through the slot located
on the rear of the line trimmer housing and place
underneath
the cord retainer.
[] To start the tine trimmer, squeeze
the safety switch,
then press the switch trigger.
[] To stop the line trimmer, release the switch trigger.
IF GRASS BECOMES
WRAPPED
AROUND
LINE
HEAD SHAFT:
[] Stop trimmer.
[] Unplug the line trimmer.
[] Remove the grass.
IF TRIMMING
EFFICIENCY
DIMINISHES
[] Replace the line when trimming efficiency diminishes.
This will maintain best performance.
CUTTING
TIPS
See Figure 13.
[] Avoid hot trimmer surfaces
by always keeping the
tool away from your body.
[] Keep the trimmer tilted toward the area being cut;
this is the best cutting area.
[] Swing the trimmer head from right to left when
trimming. This path will avoid throwing
debris at the
operator.
[] Use the tip of line to do the cutting, do not force line
head into uncut grass.
[] Wire and picket fences cause extra tine wear and
breakage.
Stone and brick walls, curbs and wood may
wear line rapidly.
[] Avoid trees and shrubs. Tree bark, wood moldings
and fence posts can easily be damaged by the line.
_WARNING!
Before inspecting,
cleaning or
servicing the machine
remove power cord. Failure to
follow these instructions
can result in serious personal
injury or property damage.
_IL WARNING!
Never attempt to tock the trigger
lever in the on position. Do not use any attachments
not recommended
in this Operator's
Manual. The use
of attachments
or accessories
not recommended
can
result in serious personal injury.
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