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Operating Safety; Safe Storage; Repair/Adjustment Safety - Craftsman 536.772300 Operating Instructions Manual

4 horsepower 9 inch edger/trimmer
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fumes may reach an open flame.
OPERATING
SAFETY
• Never allow children or young teenagers
to operate the Edger/Trimmer.
Keep them
away while it is operating.
Never allow
adults to operate the Edger/Trimmer
without proper instruction.
• Do not operate this machine
if you are
taking drugs or other medication
which
can cause drowsiness
or affect your
ability to operate this machine.
• Do not use this machine if you are
mentally
or physically
unable to operate
this machine safely.
• Always wear safety glasses or eye
shields during operation
or while perform-
ing an adjustment
or repair to protect
your eyes from foreign objects that may
be thrown from the Edger/Trimmer.
• Do not put hands or feet near or under
rotating parts.
• Exercise extreme caution when operating
on or crossing
gravel drives, walks, or
roads. Stay alert for hidden hazards or
traffic.
• Exercise caution to avoid slipping or
falling.
• Never operate the Edger/Trimmer
without
proper guards, plates, or other safety
protective devices
in place.
• Never operate the Edger/Trimmer
at high
transport
speeds on slippery surfaces.
Look behind and use care when backing.
• Never allow bystanders
near the Edged
Trimmer.
• Keep children and pets away while
operating.
• Never operate the Edger/Trimmer
without
good visibility or light.
• Do not run the engine indoors. The
exhaust fumes are dangerous,
containing
CARBON
MONOXIDE,
an ODORLESS
and DEADLY GAS.
• Take all possible precautions
when
leaving the Edger/Trimmer
unattended.
Stop the engine.
• Do not overload
the Edger/Trimmer
capacity
by attempting
to edge too deep
at too fast a rate.
SAFE STORAGE
• Always
refer to the owner's manual
instructions
for important
details if the
Edger/Trimmer
is to be stored for an
extended
period.
• Never store the Edger/Trimmer
with fuel
in the fuel tank inside a building where
ignition sources are present such as
water and space heaters, clothes dryers,
and the like. Allow the engine to cool
before storing in any enclosure.
• Keep the Edger/Trimmer
in safe working
condition. Check all fasteners
at frequent
intervals for proper tightness.
REPAIR/ADJUSTMENTS
SAFETY
• After striking a foreign object, stop the
ertgine (motor). Remove the wire
spark plug, and keep the wire away from
the plug to prevent accidental starting.
Thoroughly inspect the Edger/Trimmer for
any damage, and repair the damage
before restarting
and operating it.
• If Edger/Trimmer should start to vibrate
abnormally, stop engine (motor) and
check immediately for the cause.
Vibration is generally a warning of
trouble.
• Stop the blade whenever you leave the
operating position. Also, disconnect the
spark plug wire before unclogging the
blades and when making any repairs,
adjustments, or inspections.
• When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting,
shut off the engine and make certain all
moving parts have stopped.
• Never attempt to make any adjustments
while the engine is running except when
specifically
recommended
by the manu-
facturer.
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WARNING:
The engine exhaust
from this product contains chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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WARNING:
This unit is equipped
with an internal combustion
engine and
should not be used on or near any unim-
proved forest-covered,
brush-covered
or
grass-covered
land unless the engine's ex-
haust system is equipped
with a spark ar-
rester meeting applicable
local or state laws
(if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should
be maintained
in effective working order by
the operator.
In the state of'California
the spark arrester
is required by law (Section 4442 of the Cali-
fornia Public Resources
Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal
laws
apply on federal lands. A spark arrester/
muffler is available
through your nearest
Craftsman
Authorized
Service Center (See
REPAIR PARTS section in this manual).

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