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Safety Usage - Electrolux ELITE 3825/38 cc Instruction Manual

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WARNING: do not start engine if it is not attached to
the shaft as the clutch might disintegrate. For units
This product must be held to the right of the operator's
body.
This will ensure exhaust fumes are directed away from
the operator and will not be obstructed by the opera-
tor's clothing. If you have not used a trimmer before,
spend some time in becoming familiar with the controls
and method of usage before operation.
Check the machine carefully before using it.
Make sure that there are no loosened screws, dam-
aged parts or fuel leakages.
Replace damaged or excessively worn accessories
(blades, string heads, guards).
Ensure all maintenance or repair work is carried out by
an authorised service center.
N.B. In order to maintain performance and safety, be
sure to use original spare parts and accessories.
Avoid using the trimmer over excessively long periods
of time.
Excessive amounts of vibration can be harmful.
1) Remove from the working area grit, debris, ropes,
metal parts or any other object which might get
entangled around the rotating parts or be dangerous-
ly projected.
Use only the correct accessory recommended for
the type of vegetation to be cut. Do not let the rotat-
ing blade contact any foreign object such as stones,
rocks, cans etc.
Secure hair to keep it above shoulder height. Before
starting to work fit the harness. Adjust harness with
the buckle so that the trimmer is well balanced on
your right side and the blade or string head is parallel
to the ground. Always maintain a firm foothold and a
good balance while using the machine. Do not move
backwards while you work as obstacles may not be
visible.
The fitting of the safety pole barrier is obligatory on
units equipped with a delta shaped handle when
used with a metal blade.
The purpose of this safety pole barrier is to maintain
a safe distance between the metal blade and the
user under all normal or exceptional circumstances.
2) Harness ring (B) must never be moved from its origi-
nal position to avoid unbalancing the unit.
Front handles can be separately adjusted to make
usage easier on units fitted with "U" shaped handles.
3) The following accessories can be assembled to your
trimmer: a) blade, b) nylon string head.
Do not attach any blade to a unit without proper
installation of all required parts. Failure to use the
proper parts can cause the blade to fly off and seri-
ously injure the operator and/or bystanders.
a) WHEN USING A BLADE ENSURE THE COR-
equipped with a clutch, be sure the cutting attach-
ment stops turning when the engine idles.
C . Safety usage
RECT GUARD IS FITTED.
b) WHEN USING A NYLON STRING HEAD ENSURE
THE CORRECT GUARD IS FITTED.
When using the unit always hold the front part of the
machine (blade or nylon string head) below your
waist.
NYLON STRING HEAD:
Always make sure it has been correctly assembled
and fitted.
The nylon head is suitable to cut grass and weeds
wherever there might be obstacles like trees, fences
or walls.
The nylon string head also reduces the likelihood of
damaging small plants and trees bark.
Only use flexible, nonfilament nylon line in the nylon
line head as specified by the manufacturer. Never
use metallic line which could break off and become a
dangerous projectile.
BLADE:
Always make sure it has been correctly fitted.
When fitting or changing a cutting device, ensure you
follow the instructions in the section "Blade or nylon
string head assembly" with extreme precision. Fit
these cutting devices using all and only the parts as
described, and in the correct order.
4) BLADES: you can cut any type of grass, brushwood
or shrub.
Operate the machine like a sickle always cutting at
full throttle.
5) WARNING: always use a well sharpened blade.
A blade with worn teeth besides providing poor per-
formance might also generate a sudden thrust. This
can result in a violent sideways kick caused when
the blade touches against wood or solid bodies,
such thrust might then cause the operator to loose
control of the machine itself. Never attempt to work
with a damaged blade but replace it with a new one.
THRUST: can occur when using any type of circular
blade within the risk area: therefore it is advisable to
cut using the remaining area of the blade.
CIRCULAR SAW BLADE: it can be used to cut sap-
pling, small trees with a diameter up to 7 cm., to
clean shrubs.
WARNING: IF A METAL 24-80 TOOTH BLADE (A
SAW TOOTH BLADE) IS USED A DOUBLE
SHOULDER HARNESS AND A SAFETY GUARD
(PROTECTION) MUST ALSO BE USED AS MARKED
IN THE SUMMARY CHART (SEE CLOTHES SECTION
IN SAFETY CHAPTER: ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET).
ALWAYS USE GENUINE ACCESSORIES AND
SPARE PARTS AVAILABLE FROM AUTHO-
RISED SERVICING DEALERS. THE USE OF
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