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these instructions to operate the power tool. Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or bind-
ing of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other
condition that may affect the power tool's operation.
If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use.
Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly main-
tained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less
likely to bind and are easier to control.
Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in
accordance with these instructions, taking into ac-
count the working conditions and the work to be per-
formed. Use of the power tool for operations different
from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts. This
will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
Hedge trimmer safety warnings
Keep all parts of the body away from the cutter blade.
Do not remove cut material or hold material to be cut
when blades are moving. Make sure the switch is off
when clearing jammed material. A moment of inatten-
tion while operating the hedge trimmer may result in seri-
ous personal injury.
Carry the hedge trimmer by the handle with the cutter
blade stopped. When transporting or storing the
hedge trimmer always fit the cutting device cover.
Proper handling of the hedge trimmer will reduce pos-
sible personal injury from the cutter blades.
Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces
only, because the cutter blade may contact hidden
wiring or its own cord. Cutter blades contacting a "live"
wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool
"live" and could give the operator an electric shock.
Keep cable away from cutting area. During operation
the cable may be hidden in shrubs and can be accident-
ally cut by the blade.
Additional safety warnings
This tool is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental cap-
abilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction concern-
ing use of the appliance by a person responsible for their
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
When working with the machine, always hold it firmly
with both hands and provide for a secure stance. The
power tool is guided more secure with both hands.
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Always ensure all handles and guards are fitted when
using the machine. Never attempt to use an incomplete
machine or one fitted with an unauthorized modification.
Always lubricate the cutting blade with protective
spray before use.
Always wait until the machine has come to a complete
stop before placing it down.
Other persons and animals should remain at a distance of
3 metres or more when the machine is being used. The
operator is responsible for third persons in the working
Never grasp the blade of the hedgecutter.
Children or persons unfamiliar with these instructions
must not operate the hedgecutter. Local regulations may
restrict the age of the operator.
Never cut a hedge while people, especially children or
pets, are nearby.
The user is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring
to other people or their property.
Do not operate the hedgecutter when barefoot or wearing
open sandals, always wear substantial footwear and long
trousers. The use of sturdy gloves, non-skid footwear and
safety glasses is recommended. Do not wear loose cloth-
ing or jewellery which can be caught in moving parts.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the hedge trimmer is
to be used and remove all wires and other foreign objects.
Prior to operation, check cutter blades, blade bolts and
cutter assembly for wear or damage. Do not operate with
a damaged or excessively worn cutting device.
Know how to stop the hedge trimmer quickly in an emer-
Cut a hedge only in daylight or in good artificial light.
Never operate the hedgecutter with defective guards or
without the guard in place.
Always ensure all handles and guards supplied are fitted
when using the hedgecutter. Never attempt to use an in-
complete hedgecutter or one with an unauthorised modi-
Never hold the hedgecutter by the guard.
While operating the hedgecutter always be sure of a safe
and secure operating position at all times, especially
when using steps or a ladder.
Always be aware of your surroundings and stay alert for
possible hazards that you may not hear whilst operating
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to ensure that the
hedgecutter is always in a safe working condition.
The hedgecutter should be stored in a dry, high or locked
up place out of the reach of children.
Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
Do not attempt to repair the machine unless you are quali-
fied to do so.
Ensure replacement parts fitted are Bosch-approved.
To safeguard against contact with the moving cutter
blade, this hedge trimmer is constructed with two
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