Your Black & Decker strimmer has been designed for trimming
and ﬁnishing lawn edges and to cut grass in conﬁned spaces.
This tool is intended for consumer use only.
Your Black & Decker charger has been designed for charging
Black & Decker batteries of the type supplied with this tool.
Warning! When using battery-powered tools, basic
safety precautions, including the following, should
always be followed to reduce the risk of ﬁre, leaking
batteries, personal injury and material damage.
Read all of this manual carefully before operating the tool.
Before operating the tool, make sure that you know how to
switch it off in an emergency.
The intended use is described in this manual. The use of
any accessory or attachment of performance of any
operation with this tool other than those recommended in
this instruction manual can present a risk of personal
Retain this manual for future reference.
Do not expose the tool to rain.
Do not use the tool in damp or wet conditions.
Only use the tool in daylight or good artiﬁcial light.
Wear stout shoes or boots to protect your feet.
Do not operate the tool wearing open-toed sandals or
Wear long trousers to protect your legs.
Using the tool
Stay alert. Watch what you are doing. Use common sense.
Do not operate the tool when you are tired.
If the tool begins to vibrate abnormally, switch it off.
Allow rotating parts to stop and inspect the tool for
damage and loose parts.
Safety of others
Do not allow children or any person unfamiliar with these
instructions to operate the appliance.
Do not allow children, visitors or animals to come near the
work area or to touch the tool.
Remember that the operator may be held responsible for
accidents or hazards occurring to other people or their
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities,
or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance
by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be
supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
Switch off and ensure that moving parts have stopped
rotating before leaving the tool unattended and before
changing, cleaning or inspecting any parts of the tool.
When not in use, the tool should be stored in a dry place.
Children should not have access to stored tools.
Inspection and repairs
Before use, check the tool for damaged or defective parts.
Check for misalignment and seizure of moving parts,
breakage or parts, damage to guards and switches and
any other conditions that can affect its operation.
Do not use the tool if any part is damaged or defective.
Do not use the tool if the switch does not turn it on and off.
Never use the tool when any guard or enclosure is
damaged or not in place.
Ensure that the tool operates properly and perform its
Have any damaged of defective parts repaired or replaced
by an authorised repair agent.
Never attempt to remove or replace any parts other than
those speciﬁed in this manual.
Additional safety instructions for batteries and
Never attempt to open for any reason.
Do not expose the battery to water.
Do not expose the battery to heat.
Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
Charge only at ambient temperatures between 10 °C and
Charge only using the charger provided with the tool.
When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section "Protecting the environment".
Warning! The battery ﬂuid, a 25-30% solution of potassium
hydroxide, can be harmful. In case of skin contact,
immediately rinse with water. Neutralise with a mild acid such
as lemon juice or vinegar. In case of eye contact, rinse
abundantly with clean water for at least 10 minutes.
Consult a physician.