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Fuel Safety; Cutting Safety; Transporting And Storage - Craftsman BRUSHWACKER 358.795180 Instruction Manual

32cc/1.9 cu. in. 2-cycle gasoline brushwacker
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• Besure blade o rtrimmer head s tops
turning when e ngine idles.
• Make c arburetor
adjustments
with
the lower end supported
toprevent
blade o rtrimmer line from contacting
any object. Hold u nit b yhand; donot
use the shoulder strap f orsupport.
• Keep o thers away w hen m aking car-
buretor adjustments.
• Use only recommended
Craftsman
_
accessories
and replacement
parts.
• Have allmaintenance
and service not
explained
inthis manual performed
by
your Sears Service Center.
FUEL S AFETY
• Mix and pour fuel o utdoors
• Keep a way f rom sparks orflames
• Use acontainer approved
forfuel
• Do not s moke orallow smoking
near
fuel orthe unit o rwhile u sing t he unit
• Avoid s pilling fuel o roil Wipe u pall
fuel spills before starting engine
• Move a tleast 10feet ( 3meters)
away f rom fueling site before start-
ingengine
• Stop engine and allow ittocool be-
fore removing
fuel c ap
• Empty the fuel t ank before storing or
transporting
the unitUse upfuel l eft
inthe carburetor
bystarting the en-
gine and
letting it run until it stops
• Store unit and fuel in area where fuel
vapors cannot reach sparks or open
flames from water heaters, electric
motors or switches, furnaces, etc
• Always store gasoline in a container
approved
for flammable
liquids
CUTTING
SAFETY
WARNING:
Inspect the area to
be cut before each use Remove ob-
jects (rocks, broken glass, nails, wire,
string, etc.) which can be thrown or
become entangled
in the Made or
trimmer head
• Keep others including children, ani-
mals, bystanders, and helpers at ]east
50 feet (15 meters) away Stop engine
immediately if you are approached
• Always keep engine on the right-
hand side of your body
• Hold the unit firmly with both hands
• Keep firm footing and balance
Do
not overreach
• Keep blade or trimmer head below
waist ]eve]
Do not raise engine
above your waist
• Keep all parts of your body away
from blade, trimmer head, and muf-
fler when engine is running
A hot
muffler can cause serious burns
• Cut from your left to your right
Cutting on right side of the shield will
throw debris away from the operator.
• Use only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Use only for jobs explained in this
manual.
TRANSPORTING
AND STORAGE
• Stop the unit before carrying
• Keep muffler away from your body
• Allow the engine to cool and secure
the unit before storing or transport-
ing it in a vehicle.
• Empty the fuel tank before storing or
transporting the unit. Use up fuel left
in the carburetor by starting the en-
gine and letting it run until it stops.
• Store unit so the blade or line limiter
blade cannot accidentally
cause in-
jury. The unit can be hung by the
tube.
• Store unit out of reach of children.
SAFETY NOTICE: Exposure to vibra-
tions through prolonged use of gasoline
powered hand tools could cause blood
vessel or nerve damage in the fingers,
hands, and joints of people prone to cir-
culation disorders or abnormal swell-
ings
Prolonged use in cold weather
has been linked to blood vessel dam-
age in otherwise healthy people
If
symptoms occur such as numbness,
pain, loss of strength, change in skin
color or texture, or loss of feeling in the
fingers, hands, or joints, discontinue
the
use of this tool and seek medical atten-
tion
An anti-vibration
system does not
guarantee the avoidance of these prob-
lems
Users who operate power tools
on a continual and regular basis must
monitor closely their physical condition
and the condition of this tool
SPECIAL
NOTICE:
This unit is
equipped with a temperature limiting
muffler and spark arresting screen
which meets the requirements of Cali-
fornia Codes 4442 and 4443
All US
forest land and the states of California,
Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey,
Oregon, and Washington
require by law
that many internal combustion engines
be equipped with a spark arresting
screen
If you operate in a locale where
such regulations exist, you are legally
responsible for maintaining the operat-
ing condition of these parts
Failure to
do so is a violation of the law
For nor-
mal homeowner
use, the muffler and
spark arresting screen will not require
any service
After 50 hours of use, we
recommend that your muffler be ser-
viced or replaced by your Sears Service
Center

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