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Black & decker hedgetrimmer instruction manual
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Disconnect the plug from the supply and
remove the fuse from the plug.
Cut off the plug and dispose of it safely; a plug
with bared copper conductors is dangerous if
engaged in a live socket outlet.
Only fit 13 Amperes BS1363A approved plugs
fitted with the correctly rated fuse (1).
The cable wire colours, or a letter, will be
marked at the connection points of most good
quality plugs. Attach the wires to their
respective points in the plug (see above). Brown
is for Live (L) (2), blue is for Neutral (N) (4).
Before replacing the top cover of the mains
plug ensure that the cable restraint (3) is
holding the outer sheath of the cable firmly
and that the leads are correctly fixed at the
terminal screws.
If the plug has a fuse cover, make sure that the
fuse cover is fitted. Do not use the plug if the
fuse cover is missing or damaged.
Never use a light socket.
Using an extension cable
Always use an approved extension cable suitable
for the power input of this tool (see technical
data). The extension cable must be suitable for
outdoor use and marked accordingly. When using
a cable reel, always unwind the cable completely.


The carton contains:
1 Hedgetrimmer
1 Blade sheath
1 Guard
2 Screws
1 Instruction manual
1 Parts diagram
Carefully unpack all parts.
1. Front handle switch
2. Trigger switch
3. Guard
4. Blade
5. Blade sheath
Before assembly, make sure that the tool
is switched off and unplugged.
Fitting the guard (fig. B)
Place the guard (3) onto the tool as shown.
Secure the guard using the two screws (6)
Never use the tool without the guard.
Cable retention system (fig. C)
The cable retention system helps you to control
the cable.
Feed the cable through the opening and
secure it around the pegs as shown.
Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not
Carefully guide the cable in order to
avoid accidentally cutting it. A good
way to control the cable is by putting it
over your shoulder.
Switching on and off (fig. A)
For your safety, this tool is equipped with a
double switching system. This system prevents
starting the tool inadvertently and will only allow
operation while holding the tool with both hands.
Switching on
Squeeze both the front handle switch (1) and
the trigger switch (2).
Switching off
Release the front handle switch (1) or the
trigger switch (2).
Never attempt to lock a switch in the on

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