Remove the trimmer head
and plastic shield before attaching
metal shield and installing
one of the
weed blades. To remove the trimmer
head, push in locking lever and hold.
Rotate trimmer head until the locking
lever falls into one of the grooves
the dust cup.
Continue to hold in lock-
ing lever. This will keep the shaft from
turning while loosening
the hex nut
(the hex nut is located in the center of
the cutting head).
It may be neces-
sary to use a deep socket to loosen
the hex nut. Remove the hex nut by
washer and trimmer head. Release
locking lever. To remove the plastic
shield, loosen and remove wing nut.
Pivot shield to release bracket from
slot. See INSTALLATION OF THE CUT-
TING HEAD and ATTACHING THE PLAS-
TIC SHIELD for illustrations.
Be sure to
store all parts and instructions
Never use the trimmer head
with the metal blade installed.
The metal shield
must be properly
installed on the tool
the tool is used with a blade.
The forward tip of the metal shield
helps to reduce the occurrence
blade thrust which can cause serious
injury such as amputation
to the oper-
ator or bystanders.
Failure to install
the shield in the position shown can
result in serious injury to the operator.
The length of the shield must be
aligned with the length of the tube.
1. Place the metal shield under the
gearbox, and ali n the screw holes.
Insert and thread
the 4 mounting
the holes of the
and the metal shield.
evenly and securely
the hex wrench
OF THE METAL
gloves when handling or performing
maintenance on the blade to avoid inju-
ry. The blade is sharp and can cut you
even when it is not moving.
Do not use any
blades, or fastening hardware other
than the washers and nuts shown in the
following illustrations. These parts must
be provided by Sears, and installed as
shown below. Failure to use proper
parts can cause the blade to fly off and
seriously hurt you or others.
The dust cup and retaining
washer are located on the gearbox
shaft and not in the parts bag. All other
fasteners mentioned in the following as-
sembly steps are in the parts bag.
1. Remove the retaining washer from
shaft of the gearbox.
Leave the dust cup on the shaft.
Install the blade and the retaining
washer over the threaded
Make sure the raised part of the
retaining washer is facing the
gearbox and the raised area fits
into the hole in the center of the
Slide the blade and retaining wash-
er onto the shaft of the gearbox.
When installing 8-point
weed blade, ensure side of blade
with decal is facing gearbox and
points of blade will rotate counter-
clockwise (see illustration).
DECAL SIDE OF
Place the cupped washer onto the
shaft. Make sure the cupped side
of the washer
is toward the blade.
6. Install the blade nut by threading
onto the shaft counterclockwise.