A coasting blade can cause injury while it continues to spin after
the engine is stopped or the throttle control is released. Maintain
proper control until the blade has completely stopped rotating.
Do not operate the unit with a bent, cracked or dull blade.
Discard blades that are bent, warped, cracked or broken.
Do not sharpen the blade. Sharpening the blade can cause the
blade tip to break off while in use. This can result in severe
personal injury. Replace the blade.
Do not use the blade for edging or as an edger; severe personal
injury to yourself or others may incur.
OTHER SAFETY WARNINGS
All service, other than the maintenance procedures described in
this manual, should be performed by a Sears or other authorized
Before inspecting, servicing, cleaning, storing, transporting
replacing any parts on the unit:
1. Stop the unit.
2. Make sure all moving parts have stopped.
3. Allow the unit to cool.
the spark plug wire.
Secure the unit while transporting.
Never store the unit with fuel in the tank, inside a building where
fumes may reach an open flame (pilot lights, etc.) or sparks
(switches, electrical motors, etc.).
Store the unit in a dry place, secured or at a height to prevent
use or damage. Keep the unit out of the reach of
Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other liquid.
Keep handles dry, clean and free from debris. Clean the unit
after each use. Refer to Cleaning and Storage.
Keep these instructions.
Refer to them often and use them to
instruct other users. If you loan this unit to others, also loan
them these instructions.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
manual describes safety and international symbols and pictographs
that may appear on this product. Read the operator's
manual for complete safety, assembly, operating and maintenance and repair information.
Indicates danger, warning or caution. May be used in
with other symbols or pictographs,
. READ OPERATOR,S
al! warnings and Safety instruct!ons:
do so can result in serious injury to the operator
I and/or bystanders;
_ . WEAR EYE AND HEARING PROTECTION
Thr0Wn 0bjects and 10ud noise Can
cause severe eYe injury and hearing 10s&Wear eye
pi0tecti0n meeting Current ANSI Z87;1 standards and
ear protection when operating this unit. Use a full face
shield when needed.
. UNU DED FUEL
use clean fresh unleaded fuel.
Refer to Operator,s manual for the proper type Of oil.
'. DO NOT USE E85 FUEL IN THIS UNIT
!t has been proven that fuel Containing
than 10% ethanol Wi!l likely damage this
and void the Warrantyl
_ ON/OFF STOP CONTROL
©N / START / RUN
_ ON/OFF STOP CONTROL
OFF or STOP
_ PRIMER BULB
Push primer bulb, fully and slowly, 10 times.
_THROWN OBJECTS AND ROTATING CUTTER CAN
CAUSE SEVERE INJURY
Small objects can be propelled at high
speed, causing injury. Keep away from the rotating rotor.
t KEEP BYSTANDERS AWAY
Keep all bystanders, especially children
and pets, at least 50 feet (15 m) from the operating area.
_ HOT SURFACE
Do not touch a hot muffler or cylinder.
You may get burned. These parts get extremely hot
from operation. When turned off they remain hot for a
- REPLACE DULL BLADE
Do not sharpen the blade. Sharpening
the blade can cause the blade tip to break off while in
use. This can result in severe personal injury.
Thrown objects and rotating cutter can
cause severe injury. Keep bystanders
children and pets at least 50 feet (15 m) away from the
I cutting area.