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Additional Safety Warnings - AEG ALT58BC Original Instructions Manual

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BATTERY TOOL USE AND CARE
Recharge only with the charger specified by the manufacturer. A
charger that is suitable for one type of battery pack may create a risk of
fire when used with another battery pack.
Use power tools only with specifically designated battery packs. Use
of any other battery packs may create a risk of injury and fire
When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from other metal
objects, like paper clips, coins, keys, nails, screws or other small metal
objects that can make a connection from one terminal to another.
Shorting the battery terminals together may cause burns or a fire.
Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the battery;
avoid contact. If contact accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid
contacts eyes, additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the
battery may cause irritation or burns.
SERVICE
Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only
identical replacement parts. This will ensure that safety of the power
tool is maintained.
LINE TRIMMER SAFETY WARNINGS
Some regions have regulations that restrict the use of the product. Check
with your local authority for advice.
Never allow children or people unfamiliar with the instructions to use the
product.
Use the product in daylight or with good artificial light.
Avoid using on wet grass.
Do not walk backwards when using the product.
Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach. Overreaching can result
in loss of balance. Always be sure of your footing on slopes. Walk, never
run.
Avoid using the product in bad weather conditions especially when there
is a risk of lightning.
Keep bystanders, children, and pets 15 m away from the area of operation.
Stop the product if anyone enters the area.
Keep the cutting attachment below waist level.
Do not use the product with damaged guards or without guards in place.
Do not fit a metal replacement line.
Keep hands and feet away from the cutting means at all times, especially
when switching on the motor.
Beware, the cutting elements continue to rotate after the motor is turned
off.
Beware of objects thrown by the cutting means. Clear debris like small
stones, gravel, and other foreign objects from the work area before
starting operation.
Turn off the product and remove the battery pack. Make sure all moving
parts have come to a complete stop:
before servicing
before leaving the product unattended
before clearing a blockage
before checking, cleaning, and working on the product
before changing accessories
after striking a foreign object
whenever performing maintenance
whenever the product starts to vibrate abnormally
before removing the blade
before installing the blade
The small blade fitted to the line trimmer guard is designed to trim
the new extended line to the correct length for safe and optimum
performance. It is very sharp; do not touch it, particularly when cleaning
the product. Do not adjust the position of the small blade.
Always ensure that ventilation openings are kept clear of debris.
Make sure the cutting head attachment is properly installed and securely
fastened.
Make sure all guards, deflectors, and handles are properly and securely
attached.
Do not modify the product in any way. This may increase the risk of injury
to yourself or others.
Use only the manufacturer's replacement cutting line. Do not use any
other cutting attachment.
Immediately turn off in the event of accident or breakdown. Do not use
the product again until it has been fully checked by an authorised service
centre.
BRUSHCUTTER SAFETY WARNINGS
In addition to the above rules, these additional instructions are
appropriate when using the product in brushcutter mode.
Use heavy-duty gloves while installing or removing blades, they have
sharp edges.
Do not attempt to touch or stop the blade when it is rotating.
A moving blade can cause severe injury. Maintain proper control of the
product with both hands until the blade has completely stopped rotating.
Replace any blade that has been damaged. Always make sure the blade is
installed correctly and securely fastened before each use.
Use only the manufacturer's replacement blade. Do not use any other
cutting attachment.
Do not cut any material over 13 mm diameter.
Your brushcutter is fitted with a harness. Carefully adjust the harness to
fit comfortably and help support the weight of the product at your right
side.
Identify the quick release mechanism and practice using it before you
start using the product. Its correct use may prevent serious injury in case
of an emergency. Never wear additional clothing over the harness or
anything that can restrict access to the quick release mechanism.
Cover the blade with the blade protector before storing the product or
during transportation. Always remove the blade protector before using
the product. If not removed, the blade protector could become a thrown
object as the blade begins to turn.
Exercise extreme caution when using the blade with the product. Blade
thrust is the reaction that may occur when the spinning blade contacts
anything it cannot cut. This contact may cause the blade to stop for an
instant, and suddenly "thrust" the product away from the object that was
hit. This reaction can be violent enough to cause the operator to lose
control of the product. Blade thrust may occur without warning if the
blade snags, stalls, or binds. This is more likely to occur in areas where it
is difficult to see the material being cut.
For cutting ease and safety, approach the weeds being cut from the right
to the left. In the event that an unexpected object or woody stock is
encountered, this practice could minimize the blade thrust reaction. Both
hands must be used at all times to control the product.

ADDITIONAL SAFETY WARNINGS

WARNING! Never use cutting means or attachments, which are not
specified by AEG in this manual. This includes the use of metal multi-
piece pivoting chains and flail-blades. These items are known to break
up during use and present high risk of serious injury to the operator or
bystanders.
WARNING! Inspection after dropping or other impacts: Thoroughly
inspect the product and identify any problems or damage to it. Any part
that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorised
service centre.
Do not dispose of used battery packs in the household refuse or by burning
them. AEG Distributors offer to retrieve old batteries to protect our
environment.
Do not store the battery pack together with metal objects (short circuit risk).
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