c. Always wear heavy, long pants, longsleeves,
boots, and gloves. Do notgo barefoot or wear
pants, short sleeves, jeweh-T_
or clothing with loosely hang-
shoulder length.Beingfully covered will help
protect y ou from pieces oftoxic plants suchas
poisonivythrown by theblade, Which could be
more ofahazardthan touching theplant itself.
d. Do notswing thetool withsuchforce thatyou
indanger oflosingyour balance.
e. Never start or run the engineinside a c!osed
room or building.Breathingexhaustfumes
f. Keep handles
free of oil and fuel.
a. Inspect the entire tool before each use.
place damaged parts. Check for fue! leaks and
make sure all fasteners
are in place and se-
b. Use only .080" diameter
SEARS brand line.
Never use wire or rope, string, etc.
c. t_e sure the shield isproperly
d. Make sure trimmer head is properly installed
and securely fastened.
Refer to "Assembly."
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e. Be sure trimmer head stops turning when en-
gine idles. See "Carburetor
f. Make carburetor adjustments with the drive
shaft housing supportsd
to prevent the trim.
g. i_eep others away when ma_ng ca_'bure_or ad-
h. Use only SEARS accessories
a. Inspect the area to be cut before each use. Re-
move objects (rocks, broken glass, nails, wire,
string, etc.) which can be thrown or become en-
tangled in the trimmer head.
b. Always keep the engine on the right
c. Hold thetoo! fn_aly withboth hands.
d. Keep finnfooting and balance.Do notover-
e. Keep thetrimmer head below waistlevel.
f. Do notraise theengineaboveyourwaist.
g. Keep all parts ofyourbody away fromthetrim-
mer line and muffler when engineisrunning.
h. Use onlyfor jobsexplained i n this manual.
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each time the bottom
head is tapped
on the ground with
at full throttle.
is the maxi,
by the line llmiter.
tool is being
the engine at full throttle.
2. Hold the trimmer head parallel
to and above
the grassy are_
3. Tap bottom of trimmer head lightly on ground
one time, See Figure 9. Approximately
line will be advanced with eac_ tap.
tap trimmer head on a grassy
such as concrete or
can cause excessive wear to the trim-
or less, more than one tap will be re:
quired to obtain the most efficient line length.
To Advance Line,
Tap Bottom Of
Ground One Time.
Line Limiter Cuts Line
To Proper Length.
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The tip of the line does the cutting.
achieve the best performance
and minimum line
wear by not crowding line into cutting area. The
right and wrong ways are shown in Figure 10.
use less than full
line life, especially_
- during light duty cutting.
- near objects
which the line can wrap
such as small posts, trees or fence wire.
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