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_t_WARNING!
To avoid electrical
hazards,
fire hazards, or damage to the toot, use proper circuit
protection. Your line trimmer is wired at the factory for
120 v operation.
Connect to a 120 v, 15 a circuit, and
use a 15 a time-delayed
fuse or circuit breaker. To
avoid shock or fire, if the extension
cord is worn, cut or
damaged in any way, replace it immediately.
DOUBLE
INSULATION
See Figure 2.
The line trimmer is double insulated to provide a
double thickness of insulation between
you and the
tool's electrical
system. All exposed metal parts are
isolated from the internal metal motor components
with
protective insulation.
_
WARNING!
[] ALTHOUGH
THIS TOOL IS DOUBLE
INSULATED,
THE EXTENSION
CORD AND RECEPTACLE
MUST
STILL BE GROUNDED
WHILE IN USE TO PROTECT
THE OPERATOR
FROM ELECTRICAL
SHOCK.
[] DOUBLE
INSULATION
DOES NOT TAKE THE
PLACE OF NORMAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WHEN
OPERATING
THIS LINE TRIMMER.
,_WARNING!
TOAVOID
ELECTROCUTION:
[] Use only identical replacement
parts when servicing
a too! with double insulation,
Servicing
should be
performed
by a qualified technician,
[] Do not use in wet or damp areas or expose to rain,
GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
IN THE EVENT OFA MALFUNCTION
OR
BREAKDOWN,
grounding
provides the path of least
resistance for electric current, and reduces the risk of
electric shock. This too! is equipped with a POLARIZED
plug. The plug MUST be plugged into a matching
grounded extension
cord in accordance
with All local
codes and ordinances.
DO NOT MODIFY THE PLUG
PROVIDED.
If it will not fit the properly grounded
extension
cord, have the proper outlet installed by a
qualified electrician.
_IL CAUTION!
ALWAYS MAKE SURE THAT
YOUR OUTLET
IS PROPERLY
GROUNDED.
IF
UNCERTAIN,
HAVE IT CHECKED
BYACERTIFIED
ELECTRICIAN.
_WARNING!
THIS LINE TRIMMER
IS FOR
OUTDOOR
USE ONLY, DO NOT EXPOSE TO RAIN
OR USE IN DAMP LOCATIONS,
GUIDEUNES
FOR USING EXTENSmON CORDS
USE THE PROPER
EXTENSION
CORD. Make sure
your extension
cord is in good condition. When using
an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to
carry the current your product will draw. An undersized
cord will cause overheating.
The table below shows
the correct size to use depending
on cord length and
nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next
heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the
heavier the cord.
Minimum
Gauge for Extension
Cords (AWG)
(when using 120V only)
Ampere Rating
Total Length of Cord in Feet (meters)
More Than
Not More Than
25' (7.6 m)
50' (15.2 m)
100' (30.4 m)
150' (45.7 m)
0
6
18
16
16
14
6
10
18
16
14
12
10
12
16
16
14
12
12
16
14
12
Not recommended
Make sure your extension
cord is properly wired and in
good electrical
condition. Always replace a damaged
extension
cord or have it repaired by a qualified person
before use. Keep extension
cords away from sharp
objects, excessive
heat and damp or wet areas Use
a separate electrical circuit for your tools. This circuit
should comprise
a wire of at least 12 gauge and should
be protected with a 15 A time-delayed
fuse. Before
connecting
the motor to the power line, make sure the
switch is in the OFF position and the electric current
is identical to that stamped on the motor nameplate.
Running at a lower voltage will damage the motor.
,_WARNING!
ALTHOUGH
THIS LINE
TRIMMER
IS DOUBLE
INSULATED,
THE
EXTENSION
CORD AND RECEPTACLE
MUST STILL
BE GROUNDED
WHILE IN USE TO PROTECT
THE
OPERATOR
FROM ELECTRICAL
SHOCK.
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