Wear proper clothing and shoes for safe
operation, such as a work overall and sturdy,
non-slip shoes. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewelry. Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair can be
caught in moving parts.
When touching the cutting blade, wear protec-
tive gloves. Cutting blades can cut bare hands
Work area safety
Operate the tool under good visibility and day-
light conditions only. Do not operate the tool in
darkness or fog.
Do not operate the tool in explosive atmo-
spheres, such as in the presence of flammable
liquids, gases or dust. The tool creates sparks
which may ignite the dust or fumes.
During operation, never stand on an unstable
or slippery surface or a steep slope. During
the cold season, beware of ice and snow and
always ensure secure footing.
During operation, keep bystanders or animals
at least 15 m away from the tool. Stop the tool
as soon as someone approaches.
Never operate the tool while people, especially
children, or pets are nearby.
Before operation, examine the work area for
stones or other solid objects. They can be
thrown or cause dangerous kickback and result in
serious injury and/or property damage.
WARNING: Use of this product can create
dust containing chemicals which may cause
respiratory or other illnesses. Some examples
of these chemicals are compounds found in
pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers and herbi-
cides. Your risk from these exposures varies,
depending on how often you do this type
of work. To reduce your exposure to these
chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and
work with approved safety equipment, such as
those dust masks that are specially designed
to filter out microscopic particles.
Electrical and battery safety
Do not expose the tool to rain or wet condi-
tions. Water entering the tool will increase the risk
of electric shock.
Do not use the tool if the switch does not
turn it on and off. Any tool that cannot be con-
trolled with the switch is dangerous and must be
Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch
is in the off-position before installing a battery
pack, picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying the
tool with your finger on the switch or energising the
tool that have the switch on invites accidents.
Do not dispose of the battery(ies) in a fire.
The cell may explode. Check with local codes for
possible special disposal instructions.
Do not open or mutilate the battery(ies). Released
electrolyte is corrosive and may cause damage to the
eyes or skin. It may be toxic if swallowed.
Do not charge battery in rain, or in wet
Putting into operation
Before assembling or adjusting the tool,
remove the battery cartridge.
Before handling the cutter blade, wear protec-
Before installing the battery cartridge, inspect
the tool for damages, loose screws/nuts or
improper assembly. Sharpen blunt cutter
blade. If the cutter blade is bent or dam-
aged, replace it. Check all control levers and
switches for easy action. Clean and dry the
Never attempt to switch on the tool if it is dam-
aged or not fully assembled. Otherwise serious
injury may result.
Adjust the shoulder harness and hand grip to
suit the operator's body size.
When inserting a battery cartridge, keep the
cutting attachment clear of your body and
other object, including the ground. It may rotate
when starting and may cause injury or damage to
the tool and/or property.
Remove any adjusting key, wrench or blade
cover before turning the tool on. An accessory
left attached to a rotating part of the tool may
result in personal injury.
The cutting tool has to be equipped with the
guard. Never run the tool with damaged guards
or without guards in place!
Make sure there are no electrical cables, water
pipes, gas pipes etc. that could cause a hazard
if damaged by use of the tool.
In the event of an emergency, switch off the
If you feel any unusual condition (e.g. noise,
vibration) during operation, switch off the
tool and remove the battery cartridge. Do not
use the tool until the cause is recognized and
The cutting attachment continues to rotate for
a short period after turning the tool off. Don't
rush to contact the cutting attachment.
During operation, use the shoulder harness.
Keep the tool on your right side firmly.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times. Watch for hidden obsta-
cles such as tree stumps, roots and ditches to
Always be sure of your footing on slopes.
Walk, never run.
Never work on a ladder or tree to avoid loss of
If the tool gets heavy impact or fall, check the
condition before continuing work. Check the
controls and safety devices for malfunction. If
there is any damage or doubt, ask our autho-
rized service center for the inspection and
10. Take a rest to prevent loss of control caused
by fatigue. We recommend taking a 10 to 20-min-
ute rest every hour.