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BEFORE
ASSEMBLING
YOUR
EDGER, CHECK THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED
THE
FOLLOWING
IN THE SHIPPING
CARTON.
SEE FIGURE
1.
A.
LE750 Landscape/Edger
B. Edge Hog blade with nut, conical
washer
and spacer system
(assembled
to unit)
C. Handle
tube bolts and knobs (assembled
to handle tubes)
D. Auxiliary
handle, with bolt and knob.
ASSEMBLING
THE HANDLE
Assemble
Handle Tubes (Figure 2 and 3)
1. Remove
knobs and curved
head bolts from handle tube mounting
holes.
2. Remove
tape which secures
internal jacketed
cable to tubes.
3. Slide middle
tube into upper tube and 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
cable inside the tube. There are two positions
available
for adjustment
to your preferred
height setting.
See Figure 11 for upper handle
orientation.
Ensure the cable moves smoothly
into the handle tubes while assembling.
4. Push jacketed
cable down into lower tube to remove
the slack. Slide the middle tube into
the lower by locating the groove
and the bump.
Fasten handle tubes together
with the
remaining
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.
Z_ 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)
z_ DANGER:
UNPLUG
TOOL!
WAIT FOR BLADE TO COME TO COMPLETE
STOP!
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 in. 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
z_ DANGER:
UNPLUG
TOOL!
WAIT FOR BLADE TO COME TO COMPLETE
STOP!
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 the loop formed by doubling the cord over
the tab. Gently tug on the cord to ensure that it is firmly retained in the handle.
4.
Keep extension
cord clear of operator,
unit, and any obstacles
at all times. Do not expose
the cord to heat, oil, water, or sharp edges.
BLADE (FIGURE 9)
Z_ DANGER:
UNPLUG TOOL! WAIT FOR BLADE TO COME TO COMPLETE STOP!
The blade, two spacers
and hex head nut with conical washer
should be attached to your
edger in the order shown.
Please check that the blade has been properly
mounted
before
using your edger.
The Edge Hog blade has two wear indicators
that show when blade needs
to be replaced.
When the blade wears to the small hole at each end of the blade it will give
only 1/4 in. depth of cut and should be replaced.
Tip: To increase
blade life, keep initial cutting
depth at minimum
and increase
depth
setting as blade wears.
TO REMOVE
THE BLADE FOR REPLACEMENT:
Z_DANGER:
UNPLUG
TOOL!
WAIT FOR BLADE TO COME TO COMPLETE
STOP!
Z_ DANGER:
Blade rotates momentarily
after the switch is released.
1. Loosen the hex head nut (9/16 in.). Use a 1 in. wrench
on the outer spacer, or a 2 in. x
4 in. wood block between
the blade and guard if necessary
to hold the blade from turning.
TO ATTACH
NEW BLADE:
2.
Ensure inner spacer is on shaft--"flats"
in spacer hole must engage
with "flats" on shaft.
3.
Holding the spacer
in place, put the blade on the shaft, as shown
(Figure 9).
4.
Hold the blade against
the spacer
and install the outer spacer,
again aligning
the flats in
the spacer with the flats on the shaft.
5.
Install the hex head nut and conical washer,
then tighten with a wrench
(140 in. pounds).
Note:
Replace hex head nut and conical washer
only with identical
replacement
part, see
Service
Information.
SWITCH
To turn tool ON, squeeze
the trigger switch. The trigger
has been designed
so that it is very
easy to hold in the ON position.
To turn tool OFF, release the trigger.
NOTE: The edger is a major appliance
and should
not be operated
simultaneously
with other
major appliances
on the same household
circuit.
Z_WARNING:
Make
sure that other persons
and pets
are at least 100 feet away.
1. Set cut depth at 1 in. and set edge guide to the down position,
refer to Assembly
Instructions.
2.
Before starting
the edger, line up the tool so the edge guide rests against
the edge of the
paved surface (Figure 10). Both rear wheels should be on the paved surface when edging.
Tip: When
there is heavy
overgrowth
of grass
over the paved
surface
it may drag on
the guard. An initial cut may be required
with the edger on the grass side. This will
require
lifting up the edge guide and may require
reducing
the depth of cut (see Edge
Guide and Depth Adjustment
instructions).
3. To avoid kickback of edger, tilt the handle down so the blade is above the ground (Figure 11).
4. Turn switch
ON and allow blade to spin without
moving tool.
5.
Slowly lift the handle to lower the blade, finding the edge of the paved surface and start
edging.
Then move tool forward
slowly along edge of paved surface,
keeping
the edge
guide pressed
lightly against
the pavement
edge.
For the first edging each season,
it is best to move forward slowly because
grass is thickest
then. Subsequent
edging will be completed
more rapidly. If the tool slows down, back it up an
inch or two until the blade comes
up to normal speed. During edging some sparks may be
generated
from hitting stones. This is normal.
Do not attempt to edge when the grass or soil is
wet or moist--for
electrical
safety and to prevent
clogging of the blade chamber.
If you must
edge under conditions
that cause the blade chamber
to become clogged,
release trigger, wait
for blade to come to complete
stop! UNPLUG
TOOL! open door and remove
clogged
material
with a stick. To continue
to operate the tool in a clogged
condition will seriously
overload the
motor.
Z_ CAUTION:
Do not attempt
to unclog the blade chamber
by dropping
or tapping the tool
on the ground. This can damage
the unit. Keep hands clear of edge guide and blade when
cleaning
as these wear to a very sharp point during edging.
LANDSCAPINGfTRENCHING
Z_WARNING:
Before Landscaping
or Trenching,
inspect and ensure there are no exposed or
buried cables, pipes or other objects that may create a hazard or interfere with operating
the
edger. Set depth to only that required for the job. Do not overload.
If tool slows, pull back slightly
and wait until blade comes up to normal speed.
STORAGE
Z_WARNING:
Be sure the tool is unplugged.
Remove
and clean any debris from the outside of the edger and inside of guard before
storage.
See MAINTENANCE
section.
If necessary,
the edger may be stored by hanging on
a hook by its handle. See Figure 12.
Z_CAUTION:
DO NOT HANG EDGER ON THE SWITCH
TRIGGER
OR POWER
CORD!
Note: Do not store the tool on or adjacent
to fertilizers
or chemicals.
Such storage
can cause
rapid corrosion.
PREVENTING
CORROSION
Fertilizers
and other garden chemicals
contain
agents that greatly accelerate
the corrosion
of
metals.
If you use the tool in areas where fertilizers
or chemicals
have been used, the tool
should be cleaned
immediately
afterwards.
Wipe all exposed
parts with a damp cloth. You may lubricate
only metal parts with a light
petroleum
based oil.
When cleaning,
DO NOT immerse
tool in water or squirt it with a hose.
Use only mild soap and damp cloth to clean the tool. Never let any liquid get inside the tool;
never immerse any part of the tool into a liquid.
IMPORTANT:
To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY,
repairs, maintenance
and
adjustment
should be performed
by authorized
service centers or other qualified service
organizations.
Use only identical replacement
parts.
Inspect and thoroughly
clean your edger at the beginning
of each edging season for longer life
and better performance.
ACCESSORIES
Recommended
accessories
for use with your tool are available
from your local dealer or
authorized
service center. If you need assistance
regarding
accessories,
please call:
1-800-544-6986.
Z_WARNING:
The use of any accessory
not recommended
for use with this tool could be
hazardous.

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