handles each with a blade control (switch). To operate
the hedge cutter, both controls must be actuated simul-
taneously. Do not use the tool, if it runs without a
switch being actuated or just one switch being actu-
Warning: Switch off, remove plug from
mains before adjusting, cleaning or if cable
is cut, damaged or entangled.
Your machine is double insulated for safety and requires no
earth connection. The operating voltage is 230 V AC, 50 Hz
(for non-EU countries 220 V, 240 V 50 Hz). Contact your
Bosch Service Centre for details. If in doubt contact a quali-
fied electrician or the nearest Bosch Service Centre.
For increased electrical safety use a Residual Current Device
(RCD) with a tripping current of not more than 30 mA. Al-
ways check your RCD every time you use it.
Keep the supply cables away from moving hazardous parts
and avoid damage to the cables; this can lead to contact with
The connections (plugs and sockets) should be kept dry and
off the ground.
The supply cables must be inspected for signs of damage at
regular intervals and may only be used if in perfect condi-
If the supply cable on the product is damaged, it must only
be replaced by a Bosch Service Centre. Only use approved
Use only extension cords, cables, leads, cable reels that
comply with EN 61242/IEC 61242 or IEC 60884-2-7.
If you want to use an extension cable when operating your
product, only the following cable dimensions should be
– Nominal conductor area of 1.25 mm
– Maximum length 30 m for a Cord Extension Set or max-
imum length of 60 m for a Cable Reel with Residual Cur-
rent Device (RCD).
Note: If an extension cable is used it must be earthed and
connected through the plug to the earth cable of your supply
network in accordance with prescribed safety regulations.
WARNING! Inadequate extension cables can
be dangerous. Extension cable, plug and
socket must be of watertight construction
and intended for outdoor use.
Products sold in GB only:
Your product is fitted with an BS 1363/A approved electric
plug with internal fuse (ASTA approved to BS 1362).
If the plug is not suitable for your socket outlets, it should be
cut off and an appropriate plug fitted in its place by an au-
thorised customer service agent. The replacement plug
should have the same fuse rating as the original plug.
The severed plug must be disposed of to avoid a possible
shock hazard and should never be inserted into a mains
Bosch Power Tools
Products that are only sold in AUS and NZ: Use a resid-
ual current device (RCD) with a nominal residual current
of 30 mA or less.
The following symbols are important for reading and under-
standing the original instructions. Please take note of the
symbols and their meaning. The correct interpretation of the
symbols will help you to use the product in a better and safer
or 1.5 mm
The machine is intended for cutting and trimming hedges
and bushes in domestic use.
Product features (see figures A and
The numbering of the product features refers to the illustra-
tion of the product on the graphics pages.
(1) Handle (insulated gripping surface)
(2) On/Off switch
(3) Lock-off button for On/Off switch
(4) Hand guard
(6) Protection sleeve
(7) Mains plug
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Wear protective gloves
Wear safety glasses/goggles
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