Operation - Craftsman 138.99017 Operator's Manual

40v lithium-ion cordless hedge trimmer
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,_WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity
with this
product to make you careless. Remember
that
a careless fraction of a second is sufficient
to
inflict serious injury.
,_WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or
safety glasses with side shields that comply
with ANSI Z87.1 when operating
power tools.
Failure to do so could result in objects being
thrown into your eyes, resulting in possible
serious injury.
,_,WARNING:
Do not use any attachments
or accessories
not recommended
by the
manufacturer
of this product. The use of
attachments
or accessories
not recommended
can result in serious personal injury.
Before each use, inspect the entire product for dam-
aged, missing, or loose parts such as screws, nuts,
bolts, caps, etc. Tighten securely all fasteners
and
caps and do not operate this product until all missing
or damaged parts are replaced by qualified repair
personnel. Call 1-888-266-7096
to obtain replace-
ment parts. Part installation should only be performed
by qualified
repair personnel.
APPLICATIONS
You may use this product for the purpose listed below:
Trimming and shaping hedges and shrubbery
IMPORTANT:
For complete charging instructions,
refer to the Operator's Manuals for the Craftsman 40
volt battery pack and charger.
TO INSTALL / REMOVE
BATTERY PACK
CAUTION:
When placing battery pack in the tool,
be sure raised rib on battery pack aligns with the
bottom of the tool and latches into place properly.
Improper installation
of the battery pack can cause
damage to internal components.
To remove:
Place the power switch in the OFF position.
Locate the latch on the front of the battery pack and
depress to release the battery pack from the hedge
trimmer.
Remove battery pack from the hedge trimmer.
,_,WARNING:
Battery tools are always in
operating condition.
Therefore,
switch should
always be locked with hands free of the lock-out
button when not in use. Remove battery pack
when transporting
or carrying
hedge trimmer to
avoid accidental
starting, which may result in
serious injury.
BATTERY
PROTECTION
FEATURES
Craftsman
40 V lithium-ion
batteries are designed
with
features that protect the lithium-ion
cells and maximize
battery life. Under some operating conditions,
these
built-in features
may cause the battery and the tool it is
powering to act differently from nickel-cadmium
batter-
ies. During some applications,
the battery electronics
may signal the battery to shut down, and cause the
tool to stop running.
See Figure 2, page L
,_
WARNING:
Always remove battery pack
from the product when you are assembling
parts, making adjustments,
cleaning, or when
not in use. Removing battery pack will prevent
accidental
starting that could cause serious
personal injury.
Remove the scabbard.
To install:
Press and hold the lock-out button.
To reset the battery and tool, place the power switch in
the OFF position; then start the unit and resume nor-
mal operation.
If placing the power switch in the OFF
position does not reset the battery and tool, the battery
pack is depleted.If depleted,
the battery pack will begin
charging when placed on the lithium-ion charger.
STARTING
AND STOPPING
THE HEDGE TRIMMER
See
Figure
3, page
i.
To start:
Place the power switch in the OFF position.
Depress the switch trigger.
Place the battery pack in the hedge trimmer. Align
Release the lock-out
button.
Continue
to depress
raised rib on battery pack with groove in the hedge
the switch trigger for extended
operation.
trimmer's
battery port.
Make sure the latch on the battery pack snaps in
place and that the battery pack is secured
in the
hedge trimmer before beginning operation.
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