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Operation - Craftsman 151.30438 Operator's Manual

16-inch 10a electric fixed line trimmer
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If any parts are damaged or
WARNING!
missing, do not operate this product until the parts are
replaced. Failure to heed this warning could result in
serious personal injury.
Do not connect to power supply
WARNING!
until assembly is complete. Failure to comply could
result in accidental starting and possible serious
personal injury.
Read and understand entire
WARNING!
Operator's Manual for each optional attachment
used on this power head and follow all warnings and
instructions. Failure to follow all instructions may result
in electric shock, fi re and/or serious personal injury.
WARNING!
Do not use any attachments or
accessories not recommended by the manufacturer of
this product. The use of attachments or accessories not
recommended can result in serious personal injury.
Do not allow familiarity with product to make you
careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a
second is suffi cient to infl ict serious injury.
WARNING!
Always wear eye protection with
side shields marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
Hearing and/or head protection may also be required
depending on the type of attachment used and as
prescribed in the attachment's Operator's Manual.
Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown
into your eyes and other possible serious injuries.
APPLICATIONS
You may use this product for the purpose listed below:
■ Trimming grass and weeds from around porches,
fences and deck.
STARTING/STOP THE TRIMMER
See Figure 10-11.
■ Attach the outlet end of an extension cord to the plug
on the rear of the line trimmer.
NOTE: Use only approved outdoor extension cords.
■ Route the extension cord through the slot located
on the rear of the line trimmer housing and place
underneath the cord retainer.
■ To start the line trimmer, squeeze the safety switch,
then press the switch trigger.
■ To stop the line trimmer, release the switch trigger.
WARNING!
Never attempt to lock the trigger
lever in the on position. Do not use any attachments
not recommended in this Operator's Manual. The use
of attachments or accessories not recommended can
result in serious personal injury.

OPERATION

OPERATING THE TRIMMER
See Figure 12.
■ Hold the line trimmer as shown. Keep a fi rm grip with
both hands while in operation. Trimmer should be held
at a comfortable position with rear handle about hip
height.
■ Gently swing the trimmer from right side to left side.
■ In order to achieve optimum cutting results, only cut
dry grass.
■ When cutting thick or long grass, start at the top
of the grass blades and gradually work down to the
bottom.
■ If the line trimmer starts running slowly, reduce the
amount of material you are trying to cut.
IF GRASS BECOMES WRAPPED AROUND LINE
HEAD SHAFT:
■ Stop trimmer.
■ Unplug the line trimmer.
■ Remove the grass.
IF TRIMMING EFFICIENCY DIMINISHES
■ Replace the line when trimming effi ciency diminishes.
This will maintain best performance.
CUTTING TIPS
See Figure 13.
■ Avoid hot trimmer surfaces by always keeping the
tool away from your body.
■ Keep the trimmer tilted toward the area being cut;
this is the best cutting area.
■ Swing the trimmer head from right to left when
trimming. This path will avoid throwing debris at the
operator.
■ Use the tip of line to do the cutting, do not force line
head into uncut grass.
■ Wire and picket fences cause extra line wear and
breakage. Stone and brick walls, curbs and wood may
wear line rapidly.
■ Avoid trees and shrubs. Tree bark, wood moldings
and fence posts can easily be damaged by the line.
WARNING!
servicing the machine remove power cord. Failure to
follow these instructions can result in serious personal
injury or property damage.
10 ― English
Before inspecting, cleaning or

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