Your BLACK+DECKER STC1820P trimmer has been
designed for trimming and finishing lawn edges and to cut
grass in confined spaces. This appliance is intended for
consumer use only.
Warning! When using mains-powered
appliances, basic safety precautions,
including the following, should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock, personal injury and material dam-
Warning! When using the machine the
safety rules must be followed. For your
own safety and bystanders please read
these instructions before operating the
machine. Please keep the instructions
safe for later use.
Read all of this manual carefully before
operating the appliance.
The intended use is described in this
manual. The use of any accessory
or attachment or the performance
of any operation with this appliance
other than those recommended in this
instruction manual may present a risk
of personal injury.
Retain this manual for future refer-
Using your appliance
Always take care when using the appli-
Always use safety glasses or goggles.
Never allow children or people unfa-
miliar with the instructions to use the
Do not allow children or animals to
come near the work area or to touch
the appliance or power supply cord.
Close supervision is necessary when
the appliance is used near children.
This appliance is not intended for use
by young or infirm persons without
This appliance is not to be used as a
Only use the appliance in daylight or
good artificial light.
Use in a dry location only. Do not allow
the appliance to become wet.
Avoid using the appliance in bad
weather conditions, especially when
there is a risk of lightning.
Do not immerse the appliance in water.
Do not open the body casing. There
are not user-serviceable parts inside.
Do not operate the appliance in
explosive atmospheres, such as in the
presence of flammable liquids, gases
To reduce the risk of damage to plugs
or cords, never pull the cable to re-
move the plug from a socket.
The appliance is only to be used with
the power supply unit provided with the
Safety of others
Never allow children, persons with
reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or lack of experience and
knowledge or people unfamiliar with
these instructions to use the machine,
local regulations may restrict the age
of the operator.
Never operate the machine while
people, especially children, or pets are
Additional residual risks may arise when
using the tool which may not be included
in the enclosed safety warnings.
These risks can arise from misuse, pro-
longed use etc.