When the head is in position, the button will lock into place.
Note: The head will only rotate in one direction.
Switching on and off
To switch the tool on, press the on/off switch (1).
To switch the tool off, release the on/off switch.
Hints for optimum use
Hold the tool as shown in fig. B.
Gently swing the trimmer from side to side.
When cutting long grass, work in stages from the top.
Take small cuts.
Keep the tool away from hard objects and delicate plants.
If the tool starts running slowly, reduce the load.
Optimum cutting results are achieved on edges deeper than
Do not use the tool to create edges. To create edges,
use an edging spade.
Guide the tool as shown in fig. C.
To make a closer cut, slightly tilt the tool.
In order to achieve optimum cutting results, only cut dry
Your tool has been designed to operate over a long period of
time with a minimum of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory
operation depends upon proper tool care and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance, switch off and
unplug the tool.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool using a
soft brush or dry cloth.
Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth.
Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
Regularly clean the cutting line and spool using a soft
brush or dry cloth.
Regularly use a blunt scraper to remove grass and dirt
from the underneath of the guard.
Fitting a new spool of cutting line (fig. D & E)
Replacement spools of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6441). Complete cassettes
containing a spool of cutting line are also available
(cat. no. A6442).
Keep the tabs (13) depressed and remove the spool cover
(14) from the housing (15) (fig. D).
Remove the empty spool (16) from the spool cover.
Remove any dirt and grass from the spool cover and housing.
Take the new spool and push it onto the boss in the spool
cover. Rotate the spool slightly until it is seated.
Unclip the end of one of the cutting lines and guide the
line into one of the eyelets (17) (fig. E). The line should
protrude approx. 9 cm from the spool cover.
Unclip the end of the other cutting line and guide the line
into the other eyelet. The line should protrude approx. 9 cm
from the spool cover.
Align the tabs (13) on the spool cover with the cut outs
(18) in the housing.
Push the cover onto the housing until it snaps securely
Warning! If the cutting lines protrude beyond the trimming
blade (8), cut them off so that they just reach the blade.
Winding new line onto an empty spool (fig. F - H)
You may wind new cutting line onto an empty spool.
Replacement packs of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6440).
Remove the empty spool from the tool as described above.
Remove any remaining cutting line from the spool.
First wind new line onto the uppermost part of the spool:
- Feed 2 cm of cutting line into one of the slots in the
upper section of the spool as shown.
- Wind the cutting line onto the spool in the direction of
the arrow. Make sure to wind the line on neatly and in
layers. Do not criss-cross.
- When the wound cutting line reaches the recesses (19),
cut the line.
- Temporarily park the line in the slots (20) on one side of
the spool as shown.
Repeat the above procedure for the second cutting line on
the lower section of the spool. Park the line in the unused
Proceed as described above to fit the spool on the tool.
Do not forget to release the cutting line from the parking
Warning! Only use the appropriate type of Black & Decker
cutting line. Ensure that cutting line is present in both sections
of the spool.
If your tool seems not to operate properly, follow the
instructions below. If this does not solve the problem,
please contact your local Black & Decker repair agent.
Warning! Before proceeding, unplug the tool.