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Intended use

Your Black & Decker mower has been designed for mowing
grass. This tool is intended for consumer use only.

Safety instructions

Warning! When using mains-powered appliances, basic
safety precautions, including the following, should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and
personal injury.
Read all of this manual carefully before operating the
Before operating the appliance, make sure that you
know how to switch it off in an emergency.
Retain this manual for future reference.
Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the
controls and the proper use of the appliance.
Do not allow children or any person unfamiliar with
these instructions to operate the appliance. Local
regulations may restrict the age of the operator.
Never use the appliance while people, especially
children, or pets are nearby.
Remember that the operator will be held responsible for
accidents or hazards occurring to other people or their
Wear stout shoes or boots to protect your feet. Do not
operate the appliance wearing open-toed sandals or
when barefoot. Wear long trousers to protect your legs.
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating this
tool. Use a face or dust mask whenever the operations
take place in dusty surroundings. Hearing protection
should be worn whenever the sound level seems
Guard against electric shock. Prevent body contact with
earthed or grounded surfaces (e.g. metal railings,
lampposts, etc.).
Before using the appliance, visually check that the
blade, blade nut and cutter assembly are not worn or
damaged. Check that the blade nut is securely
Before starting the operation, check that your mowing
path is free from sticks, stones, wire and any other
Never operate the appliance with defective guards or
shields, or without safety devices, for example
deflectors and/or grass catchers, in place.
Only use the appliance in daylight or good artificial light.
Do not expose the appliance to rain. Do not use the
appliance in damp or wet conditions. Preferably do not
use the appliance in wet grass.
Be sure of your footing, particularly on slopes. Be aware
that freshly cut grass is damp and slippery. Do not work
on steep slopes.
Work across the face of slopes, never up and down.
Take extreme caution when changing direction on
Walk, never run when using the appliance. Do not pull
the appliance towards you or walk backwards when
using the appliance.
Switch on the appliance according to instructions and
with your feet well away from the blade.
Do not tilt appliance when switching it on, except if the
appliance has to be tilted for starting. In that case, do not
tilt the appliance more than absolutely necessary and lift
only the part that is away from the operator. Always
ensure that both hands are in the operating position
before returning the appliance to the ground.
Switch off the appliance and wait for the blade assembly
to stop running if the appliance has to be tilted for
transportation when crossing surfaces other than grass,
and when transporting the appliance to and from the
area to be mowed.
Do not lift or carry the appliance until the blade has
come to a complete standstill.
Keep your hands and feet well away from the blade. Do
not put your hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
Keep away from discharge openings at all times.
Switch off, remove the plug from the socket and ensure
that moving parts have stopped rotating before leaving
the appliance unattended and before changing,
cleaning or inspecting any parts of the appliance or
clearing a blockage.
If the appliance starts to vibrate abnormally or if you hit
a foreign object, switch the appliance off and remove
the plug from the socket. Check for any damage to the
Take care to keep the mains cable away from the blade.
Always be aware of the position of the cable.
The motor will continue to run for a few seconds after
switching the appliance off. Never attempt to force the
blade to come to a standstill.
Maintenance and storage
Before use, check the appliance for damaged or
defective parts. Check for misalignment and seizure of
moving parts, breakage of parts, damage to guards and
switches and any other conditions that may affect its
operation. Ensure that the appliance will operate
properly and perform its intended function. Never use

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