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Safety Rules - Craftsman WEEDWACKER 358.798441 Operator's Manual

21 cc/1.3 cu. in. 2-cycle engine 17" semi-automatic head gas weedwacker

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SAFETY RULES
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AUTION; ALWAYS DISCONNECT SPARK PLUG WIRE AND PLACE WIRE WHERE IT CANNOT CON-/
TACT SPARK PLUG TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING WHEN SETTING UP, TRANSPORTING,
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ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS.
OPERATOR
SAFETY
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Do notsmoke or allowsmoking near fuel or the unitor
Always wear safety eye protection
Always wear long pants, long sleeves, boots and
gloves_ Wearing safety leg guards is recommended.
Do not go barefoot or wear sandals, short pants, short
sleeves_ Being fully covered helps to protect you from
pieces of toxic plants thrown by the cutting head_
Secure hair so it is above shoulder length. Secure
loose clothing, jewelry, or clothing with loosely hang-
ing ties, straps, tassels, etc.; they can be caught in
moving parts_
Do not operate this unit when you are tired, ill, or
under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication
• Wear hearing protection if you use this unit for more
than 1-1/2 hours per day.
Never start or run the engine inside a closed room or
building Breathing exhaust fumes can kill
Keep handles free of oil and fuel
If situations occur which are not covered in this
manual, use care and good judgement
UNIT/MAINTENANCE
SAFETY
Look for and replace damaged or loose parts before
each use. Look for and repair fuel leaks before use
Keep the unit in good working condition.
Use only 080" diameter monofilament line Never use
wire, rope, string, etc.
Keep the cutting line at the proper length
Make sure the unit is maintained and assembled cor-
rectly as listed in this manual
Install the required shield properly before using the
unit
Use only the specified trimmer head.
Make carburetor adjustments with the lower end sup-
ported to prevent the trimmer line from contacting any
object Hold unit by hand.
Keep others away when making carburetor adjust-
ments
Use only good quality SEARS accessories as recom-
mended for this unit
FUEL
SAFETY
while using the unit
.
Wipe up all fuel spills before starting engine_
Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from fueling site
before starting engine,
o Stop engine and allow unit to cool before removing
fuel cap
CUTTING
SAFETY
Inspectthe area to be cut before each use. Remove
objects (rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, string, etc)
which can be thrown or become entangled in tire
semi-automatic line head
= Keep others including children, animals, bystanders
and helpers at least 50 feet (15 meters) away Stop
the engine immediately ifyou are approached.
o Always keep the engine on the right-hand side of your
body
o Hold the unit firmly with both hands_
Keep firm footing and balance Do not over-reach
Keep the semi=automatic line head below waist level,
o Do not raise the engine above your waist
Keep all parts of your body away from semi-automatic
line head and mufflerwhen engine is running,
Cut from your rightto your left
° Use onlyfor jobsexplained in this manual
TRANSPORTING
AND STORAGE
Stop the unit before transporting
Allow the engine to coo!, and secure ttle unit before
storing or transporting in a vehicle
Empty the fuel tank before storing or transporting the
unit Use up any fuel left in the carburetor by starting
the engine and letting the engine run until it stops
Store unit and fuel in an area where fuel vapors can-
not reach sparks or open flames from water heaters,
electric motors or switches, furnaces, etc_
Mix and pour fuel outdoors
Store unitso the line limiter cannot accidentally cause
Keep away from sparks or flames
injury
Use a container approved for fuel
Store the unit out of the reach of children
SAFETY NOTICE
Exposure to vibrations t hroughprolonged use of gasoline powered handunitscouldcausebloodvesselor nerve damagein the
fingers,hands,and joints of peopleproneto circulation disordersor abnormalswellings.Prolonged u se incold weather has been
linkedto blood vesseldamage in otherwisehealthy people, tfsymptomsoccur such as numbness,pain, loss of strength,change
in skin color or texture, or loss of feeling in the fingers, handsor joints,discontinue t he use of this unit and seek medical atten-
tion. An anti-vibrationsystem does not guaranteethe avoidanceof these problemsUserswho operatepower tools on a continu-
al and regular basis must monitor closelytheir physical conditionand the conditionof this unit.
LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL
TO POINT OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
IT MEANS -- A'n'ENTION!!!
BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
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