Check before starting
Check the blade to ensure that no cracks have formed
at the bottom of the teeth or by the centre hole. The
most common reason why cracks are formed is that
sharp corners have been formed at the bottom of the
teeth while sharpening or that the blade has been
used with dull teeth. Discard a blade if cracks are
Check that the support ﬂange is not cracked due to
fatigue or due to being tightened too much. Discard
the support ﬂange if it is cracked.
Ensure the locking nut has not lost its captive force.
The nut lock should have a locking force of at least 1.5
Nm. The tightening torque of the locking nut should be
Check that the blade guard is not damaged or
cracked. Replace the blade guard if it is exposed to
impact or is cracked.
Check that the trimmer head and trimmer guard are
not damaged or cracked. Replace the trimmer head or
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STARTING AND STOPPING
trimmer guard if they have been exposed to impact or
Never use the machine without a guard nor with a
All covers must be correctly ﬁtted and undamaged
before you start the machine.
Starting and stopping
WARNING! The complete clutch cover
and shaft must be ﬁtted before the
machine is started, otherwise the clutch
can come loose and cause personal
Always move the machine away from the
refueling area and source before
starting. Place the machine on a ﬂat
surface. Ensure the cutting attachment
cannot come into contact with any
Make sure no unauthorised persons are
in the working area, otherwise there is a
risk of serious personal injury. The safety
distance is 15 meters (50 ft.).
Choke: Set the choke control in the choke position.