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Craftsman Weedwacker 172.743240 Operator's Manual

Lithium-ion 24 -volt 13-in. weedwacker cordless trimmer


24 -Volt 13-in.
No. 172.743240
Read, understand
and follow all
Safety Rules and Operating
in this
Manual before using this product.
Sears Brands Management Corporation,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
See the full line of Craftsman ® products
at craftsman,corn


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  • Page 1 SAFETY Safety Rules and Operating Instructions in this UNPACKING Manual before using this product. DESCRIPTION Sears Brands Management Corporation, ASSEMBLY Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 OPERATION See the full line of Craftsman ® products MAINTENANCE at craftsman,corn ESPANOL...
  • Page 2 CAUTION. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs. DANGER: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will CRAFTSMAN® THREE YEAR FULL WARRANTY result in death or serious injury. This signal word is to be limited to the most FOR THREE YEARS from the date of purchase this power tool is warranted extreme situations.
  • Page 3 PERSONAL SAFETY cont. z_ WARNING: if correctly used, this cordless trimmer is an easy to 5. USE SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with handle and efficient tool; if used improperly or without the due precautions side shields or full face shield, proper work shoes with rubber non-slip soles, it could become a dangerous tool.
  • Page 4 ELECTRICAL SAFETY cont. SAFETY RULES FOR CORDLESS TRIMMERS cont. 9. DO NOT FORCE the trimmer. Do not try to cut more than what the trimmer is 3. Do not abuse the cord on the charger. Never carry the charger by its power cord.
  • Page 5 SAFETY RULES FOR BATTERY CHARGER cont. SAFETY RULES FOR CORDLESS TRIMMERS cont. 26. BEFORE using the trimmer, remove any stones, sticks, debris or objects that CAUTION: USE ONLY the specifically designated battery charger could be entangled in or thrown by the trimmer. that was supplied with this trimmer when charging...
  • Page 6 SAFETY RULES FOR BATTERY CHARGER cont. 1. The trimmer comes assembled except for the guard, edge guide wheels, which must be attached. 10. Do not disassemble charger. Take it to a qualified service dealer 2. Remove the trimmer, safety guard, edge guide wheels, box containing when service or repair is required.
  • Page 7 When the line is running out during trimming, you can replace the spool immediately. Cutting Line Edge Guide 15. Your trimmer uses: 0.065 inch diameter twisted line. Use Craftsman 71-85937 Wheels automatic feed replacement spool and line. It's factory wound for maximum reliability.
  • Page 8 NOTE: Within the warranty period, if the charger LED lights do not operate properly, or the charger does not charge the battery pack, return the charger and battery pack to your nearest Sears Store or other Craftsman outlet for free replacement. CHARGING THE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY PACK (Fig. 3 and 3a) The battery pack for this tool has been shipped in a low charge condition to prevent 7.
  • Page 9 INSTALLING THE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY PACK (Fig. 4) INSTALLING THE SAFETY GUARD (Figs. 5 and 5a) 1. Remove the battery pack from the trimmer. Fig. 4 2. Turn the trimmer's motor housing head over to provide access to underside base of the head by the cutting line spool. 3.
  • Page 10 ADJUSTING THE AUXILIARY HANDLE (Fig. 7 and 7a) ADJUSTING THE HEIGHT (Figs. 8 and 8a) The Trimmer's Telescopic Fig. 8a Shaft Comes in the Collapsed Fig. 8 OTE: THE AUXILIARY HANDLE HAS BEEN ALREADY ATTACHED to the trimmer, but you need to adjust it to your desired position before use. Position 1.
  • Page 11 TO USE TRIMMER FOR EDGING: TRIMMING AND EDGING (Figs. 13 and 14) trim ROTATE REAR HANDLE AND UPPER SHAFT 180° When trimming, cut from left to right for cutting efficiency; this throws the clippings (Figs. 10, 11, 11a and 11b) away from the operator (Fig.
  • Page 12 To extend the line out to the full 12-inch cutting path, it will be For easy spool replacement we recommend using Craftsman 71-85937 replacement necessary to start the trimmer and completely stop the trimmer approximately spool equipped with 0.065 cutting line.
  • Page 13 CUTTING LINE and FILLING SPOOL WiTH CUTTING LINE. trimmer line, 71-85911, in packs of 240ft., is recommended. SPOOL Replace the spool with a new pre-wound spool (Craftsman Automatic Feed Spool item number 71-85937). Line and spools are available at Sears Stores or other Craftsman outlets. BATTERY PACKS...
  • Page 14 BATTERY CARE The battery pack for this tool is equipped with lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Length of service from each charging will depend on the type of work you are doing. The batteries in this tool have been designed to provide maximum trouble-free life. However, like all batteries, they will eventually wear out.
  • Page 15 24-Volt 13qn.Weedwacker ® The mode!numberwill be found on the nameplateof the Trimmer. Alwaysmentionthe model numberwhen requestingparts and service Cordless Trimmer for your tool. To order parts, call 1-800o469-4663 Model No. 172.74324 Position No. Parts No, Position Part Description Qty, Parts No. Part Description Qty.
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