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Black & Decker GPC1800L Original Instructions Manual page 6

Black & decker cordless pole pruner user manual
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Do not attempt to cut a branch when the
diameter of the branch exceeds the cutting
length of the tool.
Always remove the battery from the tool and
place the chain cover over the chain when
storing or transporting the tool.
Keep the saw chain sharp and properly ten-
sioned. Check the tension at regular intervals.
Switch the tool off, allow the chain to stop and
remove the battery from the tool before carrying
out any adjustment, servicing or maintenance.
Only use genuine replacement parts and
Carry the pole pruner by the handle with the
cutter blade stopped. When transporting or stor-
ing the pole pruner always fit the cutting device
cover and dismantle it into its component parts.
Proper handling of the pole pruner will reduce
possible personal injury and injury to others.
Residual risks
Additional residual risks may arise when using the
tool which may not be included in the enclosed
safety warnings. These risks can arise from mis-
use, prolonged use etc.
Even with the application of the relevant safety
regulations and the implementation of safety
devices, certain residual risks can not be avoided.
These include:
Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving
Injuries caused when changing any parts,
blades or accessories.
Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool.
When using any tool for prolonged periods
ensure you take regular breaks.
Impairment of hearing.
Health hazards caused by breathing dust
developed when using your tool (example:-
working with wood, especially oak, beech and
The declared vibration emission values stated in
the technical data and the declaration of conform-
ity have been measured in accordance with a
standard test method provided by EN 60745 and
may be used for comparing one tool with another.
The declared vibration emission value may also be
used in a preliminary assessment of exposure.
(Original instructions)
Warning! The vibration emission value during
actual use of the power tool can differ from
the declared value depending on the ways in
which the tool is used. The vibration level may
increase above the level stated.
When assessing vibration exposure to determine
safety measures required by 2002/44/EC to protect
persons regularly using power tools in employ-
ment, an estimation of vibration exposure should
consider, the actual conditions of use and the
way the tool is used, including taking account of
all parts of the operating cycle such as the times
when the tool is switched off and when it is running
idle in addition to the trigger time.
Before attempting to prune a tree, ensure there are
not by-laws or regulations that would prohibit or
control the felling of the tree.
Be aware of the direction a branch may fall.
Consider all conditions that may affect the
direction of fall, including:
the length and weight of the branch to be cut
the intended direction of fall
any unusual heavy limb structure or decay
the presence of surrounding trees and
including overhead lines
the intertwinement with other branches
the speed and direction of the wind.
Consider access to the tree limb.
Tree branches are liable to swing towards the tree
trunk. In addition to the user, any bystander, build-
ing or object below the branch is at risk of being
struck by the branch.
Safety of others
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 the their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance.

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