WARNING: When using electric tools, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, and personal injury, including the following:
WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, and
birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
WARNING: Some dust created by this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• compounds in fertilizers
• compounds in insecticides, herbicides and pesticides
• arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
To reduce your exposure to these chemicals, wear approved safety equipment such as dust masks that are specially
designed to filter out microscopic particles.
CAUTION: Wear appropriate personal hearing protection during use. Under some conditions and duration of use, noise
from this product may contribute to hearing loss.
GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS REQUIRE OPERATOR PRESENCE BLADE STOP CONTROLS TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF BLADE
CONTACT INJURY. YOUR MOWER IS EQUIPPED WITH SUCH CONTROLS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT THE FUNCTION OF
THE OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROL UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this equipment has a polarized plug (one
blade is wider than the other).
This equipment must be used with a suitable polarized 2 wire or 3 wire
extension cord. Polarized connections will fit together only one way. Make
sure that the receptacle end of the extension cord has large and small blade
slot widths. If the plug does not fit fully into the extension cord, reverse the
plug. If it still does not fit, obtain a suitable extension cord. If the extension cord
does not fit fully into the outlet, contact a qualified electrician to install the
proper outlet. Do not modify the lawnmower plug or extension cord in any
GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS
FOR ALL TOOLS
THIS TOOL CAN BE DANGEROUS. Follow all warnings and Safety Instructions
in this manual. The operator is responsible for following warnings and instructions
in this manual and on unit. Restrict use of this lawnmower to persons who
read, understand and follow warnings and instructions in this manual and on
• AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don't use lawnmowers in damp or
wet locations. Don't use lawnmowers in the rain.
• KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All other persons and pets should be kept at a safe
distance from work area.
• STORE IDLE LAWNMOWER INDOORS. Lawnmowers should be stored
indoors in dry, secured area – out of reach of children.
• DON'T FORCE LAWNMOWER. It will do the job better and with less
likelihood of a risk of injury at the rate for which it was designed.
• USE RIGHT APPLIANCE. Do not use the lawnmower for any job except that
for which it is intended.
• DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be caught
in moving parts. Rubber gloves, long pants and substantial, non-skid
footwear are recommended when working outdoors. Do not go barefoot or
• USE SAFETY GLASSES AND OTHER SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Use safety goggles
or safety glasses with side shields, complying with applicable safety
standards an when needed, a face shield. Also use face or dust mask if
operation is dusty. This applies to all persons in the work area. Also use a
hard hat, hearing protection, gloves, safety shoes and dust collection systems
when specified or required.
• DON'T ABUSE CORD. Never carry lawnmower by cord or yank it to
disconnect from receptacle. Keep cord from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
• DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
• MAINTAIN LAWNMOWER WITH CARE. Keep cutting edge clean and sharp
for best performance and to reduce the risk of injury. Follow instructions for
lubricating and changing accessories. Inspect lawnmower cord periodically
and if damaged, have it repaired by authorized service facility. Inspect
extension cords periodically and replace if damaged. Keep handles dry,
clean, and free from oil and grease.
IMPORTANT SAFETY RULES
LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
IT MEANS — ATTENTION!!! BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
• DISCONNECT LAWNMOWER. Disconnect the lawnmower from the power
supply when not in use, before servicing, and when changing accessories
such as blades and the like.
• KEEP GUARDS in place and in working order.
• AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Don't carry plugged-in lawnmower with
finger on switch. Be sure switch is off when plugging in.
• BEFORE USING, always visually inspect to see that the blade, blade fasteners
and cutter assembly are not worn or damaged. Replace worn or damaged
blades and fasteners in sets to preserve balance. Inspect the mower cord -
ensure it is in good condition. Cord insulation must be intact with no cracks or
• EXTENSION CORDS. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition.
Cord insulation must be intact with no cracks or deterioration. Plug connectors
must be undamaged. When using an extension cord, be sure to use one
heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw. An undersized
extension cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and
overheating, which can shorten the life of the motor. The table shows the
correct size to use depending on cord length and nameplate ampere rating. If
in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the gage number, the heavier
indicates the Mower is "DOUBLE INSULATED"
• OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS
electric shock, use only with an extension cord intended for outdoor use, such
as an extension cord of type SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A, STOW-A, SJW-A,
SJOW-A, SJTW-A, or SJTOW-A.
• GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) protection should be
provided on the circuits or outlets to be used for the gardening appliance.
Receptacles are available having built in GFCI protection and may be used for
this measure of safety.
• STAY ALERT. Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate
lawnmower when you are tired, ill or under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.
• CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the lawnmower, a guard or
other part that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will
operate properly and perform its intended function. Check for alignment of
moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and any
other conditions that may affect its operation. A guard or other part that is
damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service
center unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in this manual.
Minimum Gage for Cord Sets
Total Length of Cord in Feet
American Wire Gage
WARNING: To reduce the risk of