Electrical Safety - Black & Decker GT20 Instruction Manual

Black & decker hedgetrimmer instruction manual
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18. Repairs
This tool complies with relevant safety
requirements. Repairs should only be carried
out by qualified persons using original spare
parts; otherwise this may result in considerable
danger to the user.
Additional safety instructions for
Wear safety glasses or goggles when
operating this tool.
Wear gloves when operating this tool.
Wear ear protection when operating this
Immediately disconnect the cable from the
mains if it is damaged or cut.
Do not expose the tool to rain or high
Keep the cable away from the blades while
using this tool.
If you have not used a hedgetrimmer before,
preferably seek practical instruction by an
experienced user in addition to studying this
Never touch the blades while the tool is
Never attempt to force the blades to come to
a standstill.
Do not put the tool down until the blades have
come to a complete standstill.
Regularly check the blades for damage and
wear. Do not use the tool when the blades are
worn or damaged.
Take care to avoid hard objects (e.g. metal
wire, railings) when trimming. Should you
accidentally hit any such object, immediately
switch the tool off and check for any damage.
Should the tool start to vibrate abnormally,
immediately switch it off and check for any
If the tool stalls, immediately switch it off.
Unplug the tool before attempting to remove
any obstructions.
After use, place the blade sheath supplied
over the blades. Store the tool, making sure
that the blade is not exposed.
Always ensure that all guards are fitted when
using the tool. Never attempt to use an
incomplete tool or a tool with unauthorised
Never allow children to use the tool.
Additional safety instructions for Australia and
New Zealand
This appliance is not intended for use by
young or infirm persons without supervision.
Children must be supervised to ensure they do
not play with the appliance.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer or an authorised
Black & Decker Service Centre in order to
avoid a hazard.


The electric motor has been designed for one
voltage only. Always check that the power supply
corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
This tool is double insulated in accordance
with EN 50144; therefore no earth wire is
Mains plug replacement
(U.K. & Ireland only)
Should your mains plug need replacing and
you are competent to do this, proceed as
instructed below. If you are in doubt, contact
an authorised repair agent or a qualified

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