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Craftsman 316.792440 Operator's Manual page 3

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When using the unit, all safety rules must be
followed. Please read these instructions before operating
the unit in order to ensure the safety of the operator and any
bystanders. Please keep these instructions for later use.
Carefully read and understand the operator's
manual of the unit
that powers this attachment.
Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the controls and
proper use of the unit.
Do not operate this unit when tired, ill or under the influence of
alcohol, drugs or medication.
Children must not operate the unit. Teens must be accompanied
and guided by an adult.
All guards and safety attachments
must be installed properly
before operating the unit.
inspect the unit before use. Replace damaged parts. Check for
fuel leaks. Make sure all fasteners are in place and secure.
Replace parts that are cracked, chipped, or damaged in any
way. Do not operate the unit with loose or damaged parts.
Carefully inspect the area before starting the unit. Remove all
debris and hard or sharp objects such as glass, wire, etc.
Be aware of the risk of injury to the head, hands and feet.
Clear the area of children, bystanders and pets; keep them
outside a 50-foot (15 m) radius, at a minimum. Even then, they are
still at risk from thrown objects. Encourage bystanders to wear
eye protection. If you are approached, stop the unit immediately.
Gasoline is highly flammable and its vapors
can explode if ignited. Take the following precautions:
Store fuel only in containers specifically designed and approved
for the storage of such materials.
Always stop the engine and allow it to cool before filling the
tank. Never remove the fuel tank cap or add fuel when the
engine is hot. Always loosen the fuel tank cap slowly to relieve
any pressure in the tank before fueling.
Always mix and add fuel in a clean, well-ventilated
outdoor area
where there are no sparks or flames. DO NOT smoke.
Never operate the unit without the fuel cap securely in place.
Avoid creating a source of ignition for spilled fuel. Wipe up any
spilled fuel from the unit immediately, before starting the unit.
Move the unit at least 30 ft. (9.1 m) from the fueling source and
site before starting the engine. DO NOT smoke.
Never start or run the unit inside a closed room or building.
Breathing exhaust fumes can kill. Operate this unit only in a well
ventilated outdoor area.
Wear safety glasses or goggles that meet ANSi Z87.1-1989
standards and are marked as such. Wear ear/hearing
when operating this unit. Wear a face or dust mask if the
operation is dusty.
Wear heavy long pants, boots, gloves and a long sleeve shirt. Do
not wear loose clothing, jewelry, short pants, sandals or go
barefoot. Secure hair above shoulder level.
Make sure the attachment
is not in contact with anything before
starting the unit.
Use the unit only in daylight or good artificial light.
Use the right tool. Only use this tool for its intended purpose.
Always hold the unit with both hands when operating.
Keep a
firm grip on both handles or grips.
Do not overreach. Always keep proper footing and balance. Take
extra care when working on steep slopes or inclines.
Keep hands, face, and feet away from all moving parts. Do not
touch or try to stop moving parts.
Do not operate the unit faster than the speed needed to do the job.
Do not run the unit at high speed when not in use.
Use extreme caution when reversing or pulling the unit towards you.
DO NOT force the unit. It will do a better, safer job when used at
the intended rate.
Always stop the unit when operation is delayed or when walking
from one location to another.
If you strike or become entangled with a foreign object, stop the
unit immediately and check for damage. Do not operate before
repairing damage. Do not operate the unit with loose or
damaged parts.
Use only original equipment manufacturer
(OEM) replacement
parts and accessories for this unit, as listed in the Parts List
section of this manual. Use of any other parts or accessories
could lead to serious injury to the user, or damage to the unit,
and void the warranty.
Keep the unit clean of vegetation and other materials that may
become lodged between the brush blade and blade shield.
If the unit starts to vibrate abnormally, stop the unit immediately.
inspect the unit for the cause of the vibration. Vibration is
generally an indicator of trouble.
All service, other than the maintenance
procedures described in
this manual, should be performed
by a Sears or other qualified
service dealer.
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.
4. Disconnect the spark plug wire.
The brush blade becomes very sharp from use. Always wear heavy
gloves when handling, replacing or cleaning the brush blade.
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.).
Be sure to secure the unit while transporting.
Store the unit in a dry place, secured or at a height to prevent
use or damage. Keep out of the reach of children.
Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other liquid.
Keep handles dry, clean and free from debris. Clean after each
use, see Cleaning and Storage instructions.
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.



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