LE750 TYPE 2 & 3
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KEY INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW:
• Your edger is designed to eject clippings and other debris forward, away from the operator.
• Inspect and thoroughly clean your edger at the start of each edging season.
• The blade on this tool is not intended to be sharp. Do not sharpen it in any way.
• Make sure edging area (100 ft.) is clear of other persons or pets prior to starting operation.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Cat No. LE750 Type 2 & 3
Copyright © 2002 Black & Decker
WARNING: Important Safety Warnings and Instructions
WARNING: When using electric gardening appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to
reduce risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury, including the following.
WARNING: Some dust created by this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• compounds in fertilizers
• compounds in insecticides, herbicides and pesticides
• arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
To reduce your exposure to these chemicals, wear approved safety equipment such as dust masks that are specially
designed to filter out microscopic particles.
WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer,
and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
CAUTION: Wear appropriate personal hearing protection during use. Under some conditions and duration of
use, noise from this product may contribute to hearing loss.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
TO REDUCE RISK OF INJURY:
• Before any use, be sure everyone using this tool reads and understands all safety instructions and other information
contained in this manual.
• Save these instructions and review frequently prior to use and in instructing others.
GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL TOOLS
SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS: DOUBLE INSULATION
REPLACEMENT PARTS: When servicing use only identical Black & Decker replacement parts.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: POLARIZED PLUGS
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this equipment has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This
equipment must be used with a suitable polarized 2 wire or 3 wire extension cord. Polarized connections will fit
together only one way. Make sure that the receptacle end of the extension cord has large and small blade slot widths. If
the plug does not fit fully into the extension cord, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, obtain a suitable extension cord.
If the extension cord does not fit fully into the outlet, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not
modify the appliance plug or extension cord in any way.
THIS TOOL CAN BE DANGEROUS. Follow all warnings and Safety Instructions in this manual. The operator is
responsible for following warnings and instructions in this manual and on unit. Restrict use of this power tool to persons
who read, understand and follow warnings and instructions in this manual and on unit.
• AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don't use appliances in damp or wet locations. Don't use appliances in the rain.
• KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All other persons and pets should be kept at a safe distance from work area.
• STORE IDLE APPLIANCES INDOORS. Appliances should be stored indoors in dry, secured area – out of reach of children.
• DON'T FORCE APPLIANCE. It will do the job better and with less likelihood of a risk of injury at the rate for which it
• USE RIGHT APPLIANCE. Do not use the appliance for any job except that for which it is intended.
• DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be caught in moving parts. Rubber gloves,
long pants and substantial, non-skid footwear are recommended when working outdoors. Do not go barefoot
or wear sandals. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
• USE SAFETY GLASSES AND OTHER SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Use safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields,
complying with applicable safety standards and, when needed, a face shield. Also use face or dust mask if operation
is dusty. This applies to all persons in the work area. Also use a hard hat, hearing protection, gloves, safety shoes and
dust collection systems when specified or required. Safety glasses or the like are available at extra cost at your local
dealer or Black & Decker Service Center.
• DON'T ABUSE CORD. Never carry appliance by cord or yank it to disconnect from receptacle. Keep cord from
heat, oil, and sharp edges.
• DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
• MAINTAIN APPLIANCE WITH CARE. Keep cutting edge clean for best performance and to reduce the risk of injury.
Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories. Inspect appliance cord periodically and if damaged,
have it repaired by authorized service facility. Inspect extension cords periodically and replace if damaged. Keep
handles dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.
• DISCONNECT APPLIANCES. Disconnect the appliance from the power supply when not in use, before servicing, and
when changing accessories such as blades and the like.
• AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Don't carry plugged-in appliance with finger on switch. Be sure switch is
off when plugging in.
• EXTENSION CORDS. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. Cord insulation must be intact with no cracks or
deterioration. Plug connectors must be undamaged. When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to
carry the current your product will draw. An undersized extension cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss
of power and overheating, which can shorten the life of the motor. The table shows the correct size to use depending on
cord length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gage.
The smaller the gage number, the heavier the cord. The table shows the correct size to use depending on cord length
and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the gage number, the heavier the cord.
indicates the Edger is DOUBLE INSULATED"
• OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, use only with an extension
cord intended for outdoor use, such as an extension cord of type SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A, STOW-A, SJW-A,
SJOW-A, SJTW-A, or SJTOW-A.
• GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) protection should be provided on the circuits or outlets to be used for
the gardening appliance. Receptacles are available having built in GFCI protection and may be used for this
measure of safety.
• STAY ALERT. Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate appliance when you are tired, ill or
under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.
• CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the appliance, a guard or other part that is damaged should be
carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its intended function. Check for alignment of
moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and any other conditions that may affect its
operation. A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service
center unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in this manual.
• REPAIRS AND SERVICE. Repairs, maintenance and any adjustments not specified in this manual should be performed
by Black & Decker authorized service centers or other qualified service organizations, always using identical
Form No. 243420-02 Rev. 4
Printed in Mexico
Minimum Gage for Cord Sets
Total Length of Cord in Feet
American Wire Gage
• USE OF ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS. The use of any accessory or attachment not recommended for use with
this appliance could be hazardous. Note: Refer to the accessory section of this manual for further details.
ADDITIONAL WARNINGS FOR EDGERS
1. Keep guard in place.
2. Keep blade area clean.
DANGER: Risk of injury. Keep hands and feet away from blade and cutting area.
When using the edger, stones, pieces of metal and other objects can be thrown out at high speed by the blade. The
tool and guard are designed to reduce the danger. However, the following special precautions should be taken:
1. Wear safety glasses or other eye protection, gloves, long pants and substantial footwear.
2. Make sure that other persons and pets are at least 100 feet away.
3. Always stand to left side of main handle.
4. Before Landscaping or Trenching, check for buried electrical cables.
5. To reduce the risk of rebound (ricochet) injury, work going away from any nearby solid object such as a wall,
steps, large stone, tree, etc. Use great care when working close to solid objects or into the wind, and, where
necessary, do edging or trimming by hand.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Hex nut with conical washer
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Tuerca hexagonal con roldana conica
BEFORE ASSEMBLING YOUR EDGER, CHECK THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING IN THE SHIPPING
SEE FIGURE 1.
A. LE750 Landscape/Edger
B. Edge Hog blade with nut, conical washer and spacer system (assembled to unit)
C. Tube connecting bolt and knob (assembled to lower tube)
D. Auxiliary Handle, with bolt and knob
ASSEMBLING THE HANDLE
Assemble Handle Tubes (Figure 2 and 3)
1. Remove knob and curved head bolt from lower handle tube mounting holes.
2. Slide upper handle tube down into lower handle tube so that holes will line up (Figure 3). There are two
positions available for adjustment to your preferred height setting. See Figure 11 for upper handle orientation.
3. NOTE: Ensure the wire cable moves smoothly down into the lower handle tube while assembling.
4. Fasten handle tubes together with the knob and curved head bolt. Note that when you first insert the bolt
it may be necessary to wiggle it carefully to get it past the jacketed wire inside the tube.
CAUTION: NEVER use a sharp object to move jacketed wires out of the way.
Position Auxiliary Handle (Figure 4)
1. Undo the knob from the bolt in the auxiliary handle and push/pull the bolt out of the handle.
2. Slide the auxiliary handle onto the main handle. The auxiliary handle can be positioned for either left or
right-hand operation whichever is more comfortable. The auxiliary handle is NOT adjustable forward/back.
3. Insert the bolt back into the auxiliary handle hole on the side with the hex recess, attach the knob and fully tighten.
Cut Depth Adjustment (Figure 5)
The front wheel can be adjusted to allow a deeper or shallower cut, and to increase the life of the blade. Change the
cut depth from the shipping position to your desired depth by:
1. Wait for blade to come to complete stop!
2. UNPLUG TOOL!
3. Loosen the Cut Depth Knob.
4. Adjust wheel depth, using the depth indicator on the wheel bracket and the marking on the front housing.
Note: Recommend 1" depth for edging.
5. Tighten Knob firmly.
Tip: Thick overgrowth may drag on the guard. Reduce cut depth to minimum to help reduce this effect.
Pull-Up Edge Guide (Figure 6, 7)
The edge guide is useful for cutting a straight path along sidewalks. For landscaping or trenching in the yard the edge
guide can interfere with moving the edger through hard soil or sod. The edge guide can be adjusted so that the tool
will also perform TRENCHING and LANDSCAPING operations.
To Change Position Of The Edge Guide
1. Wait for blade to come to complete stop!
2. UNPLUG TOOL!
3. Pull Edge Guide Knob sideways to unlock from the guard tab, see Figure 6 detail, in direction of small arrow. Lift
the knob up until the lower square notch in the lever lines up with the tab on the guard. In this position the edge
guide is lifted up (Figure 7) so the tool can easily cut along the edges of flower and shrubbery beds, and around
trees in preparation for trenching or sod removal.
4. To return edge guide to lower position, pull lever sideways and push down until guard tab fits into upper lever hole.
Tip: You may need to tilt edger back to allow edge guide to be moved into down position.
Attaching Extension Cord To Edger (Figure 8)
Important Safety Instructions: Polarized Plugs
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this equipment has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). Do not
modify the appliance plug or extension cord in any way. Read IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS at beginning of
manual. Note: Check the extension cord safety instructions provided earlier.
1. To prevent disconnection of edger cord, secure extension cord by tying the power plug as shown.
2. Insert plug into cord socket.
3. An extension cord retainer is built into the switch handle to reduce strain on the power cord. To use this feature,
simply double the extension cord as shown, about a foot from the end, and insert it into the end of the handle. Hook