E N G L I S H
Hints for optimum use
Slightly tilt the tool (up to 15 relative to the
line of cut) so that the blade tips point slightly
towards the hedge (fig. D1). This will cause the
blades to cut more effectively.
Start by trimming the top of the hedge. Hold the
tool at the desired angle and move it steadily
along the line of cut (fig. D2). The double-sided
blade allows you to cut in either direction.
In order to obtain a very straight cut, stretch a
piece of string along the length of the hedge
at the desired height. Use the string (7) as a
guideline, cutting just above it (fig. D2).
In order to obtain flat sides, cut upwards with
the growth (fig. D3). Younger stems move
outwards when the blade cuts downwards,
causing shallow patches in the hedge.
Take care to avoid any foreign objects.
Especially avoid hard objects such as metal
wire and railings, as these could damage the
blades (fig. D4).
Regularly oil the blades.
Your Black & Decker 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
Before performing any maintenance,
switch off and unplug the tool.
After use, carefully clean the blades. After
cleaning, apply a film of light machine oil to
prevent the blades from rusting.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool
using a soft brush or dry cloth.
Regularly clean the motor housing using
a damp cloth. Do not use any abrasive or
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Black & Decker provides a facility for
recycling Black & Decker products once
they have reached the end of their
This service is provided free of charge.
To take advantage of this service please
return your product to any authorised
repair agent who will collect them on our
You can check the location of your nearest
authorised repair agent by contacting your local
Black & Decker office at the address indicated in
this manual. Alternatively, a list of authorised
Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our
after-sales service and contacts are available on
the Internet at: www.2helpU.com.
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Blade strokes (no load)
Blade brake time
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products and offers an outstanding guarantee.
This guarantee statement is in addition to and in
no way prejudices your statutory rights.
The guarantee is valid within the territories of the
Member States of the European Union and the
European Free Trade Area.
If a Black & Decker product becomes defective
due to faulty materials, workmanship or lack of
conformity, within 24 months from the date of
purchase, Black & Decker guarantees to replace
defective parts, repair products subjected to fair
wear and tear or replace such products to ensure
minimum inconvenience to the customer unless:
The product has been used for trade,
professional or hire purposes;
The product has been subjected to misuse or
The product has sustained damage through
foreign objects, substances or accidents;