Trimming Instructions; Maintenance - Black & Decker GTC36552PC Original Instructions Manual

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Insert two screws into the openings on the side of the
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guard, tighten securely.
Slide the bail handle (6) onto the front of the trimmer
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housing behind the guard as shown in Figure F.
Insert the remaining four screws into the openings on the
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sides of the bail handle and tighten securely.
Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Switch
To turn the unit on, push the lock off button (2) down,
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squeeze the trigger (1) and depress the dual switch bail
handle (6) as shown in figure G. Once the unit is running,
you may release the lock-off button.
In order to keep the unit running you must continue to
squeeze the trigger.
To turn the unit off, release the trigger.
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Warning! Never attempt to lock a switch in the ON position.

Trimming instructions

Maintain proper footing and balance and do not overreach.
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Wear safety goggles, non-skid footwear when trimming.
Hold the unit firmly in both hands and turn the unit ON.
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Always hold the trimmer, as shown in the illustrations in
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this manual, with one hand on the switch handle and one
hand on the bail handle (figure H).
Never hold the unit by the blade guard.
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Trimming new growth (Fig. I)
A wide, sweeping motion, feeding the blade teeth through
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the twigs is most effective.
A slight downward tilt of the blade, in the direction of mo-
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tion gives the best cutting.
Warning! Do not cut stems greater than 19mm. Use the
trimmer only for cutting normal shrubbery around houses and
buildings.
Level hedges (Fig. J)
To obtain exceptionally level hedges a piece of string can
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be stretched along the length of the hedge as a guide.
Side trimming hedges (Fig. k)
Hold the trimmer as shown and begin at the bottom and
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sweep up.
POWERCOMMAND
If you encounter a jam, depress the POWERCOMMAND
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button (4) shown in Figure L. The blades will move back
and forth in a slower, more forceful rhythm to help cut
through difficult branches. Release the button to return to
normal hedge trimming usage.
(Original instructions)
Note: Once the button is released, the blades will immediately
return to full speed.
Note: The blades will stop when the button is held for 15
seconds. To reengage the POWERCOMMAND feature,
release the button and depress it again.DO NOT continuously
hold the POWERCOMMAND button during normal hedge
trimming.

Maintenance

Your BLACK+DECKER corded/cordless appliance/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.
Lubrication oil is available from your BLACK+DECKER dealer
(cat. no. A6102-XJ).
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on corded/
cordless power tools:
Switch off and unplug the appliance/tool.
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Or switch off and remove the battery from the appliance/
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tool if the appliance/tool has a separate battery pack.
Or run the battery down completely if it is integral and then
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switch off.
Unplug the charger before cleaning it. Your charger does
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not require any maintenance apart from regular cleaning.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your appliance/tool/
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charger using a soft brush or dry cloth.
Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth. Do
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not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
After use, carefully clean the blades. After cleaning, apply
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a film of light machine oil to prevent the blades from
rusting.
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
Safely dispose of the old plug.
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Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new
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plug.
Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
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Warning! No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality plugs.
Recommended fuse: 5 A.
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