• IMPORTANT WARNING – When being used as an Edger, stones, pieces of metal and
other objects can be thrown out at high speed by the line. The tool and guard are
designed to reduce the danger. However, the following special precautions should be taken:
• MAKE SURE that other persons and pets are at least 100 feet (30m) away.
• TO REDUCE THE RISK of rebound (ricochet) injury, work going away from any nearby
solid object such as wall, steps, large stone, tree, etc. Use great care when working close
to solid objects and where necessary, do edging or trimming by hand.
• AVOID ACCIDENTALLY STARTING – Donʼt carry plugged-in tool with finger on trigger.
• DO NOT FORCE THE TOOL – at a rate faster than the rate at which it is able to cut
• USE THE RIGHT TOOL – Do not use this tool for any job except that for which it is intended.
• DONʼT OVERREACH – Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
• DONʼT ABUSE CORD – Donʼt yank cord from power supply. Keep cord from heat, oil,
and sharp edges.
• DAMAGE TO UNIT – If you strike or become entangled with a foreign object, stop tool
immediately, unplug, check for damage and have any damage repaired before further
operation is attempted. Do not operate with a broken hub or spool.
• DAMAGE TO CORD – Keep power cord away from rotating line. If you damage the cord,
unplug it from the power supply before moving the tool or examining the damage. A
damaged cord must be replaced before further use.
• DISCONNECT TOOL – when not in use, when replacing line, or prior to cleaning.
• AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS – Do not use electric tools in
damp or wet locations. Follow all instructions in this Instruction Manual for proper
operation of your tool. Donʼt use the tool in the rain.
• DO NOT OPERATE portable electric tools in gaseous or explosive atmospheres. Motors
in these tools normally spark, and the sparks might ignite fumes.
• STORE IDLE TOOLS INDOORS – When not in use, tools should be stored indoors in a
dry, locked-up place out of reach of children.
• GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) protection should be provided on the
circuits or outlets to be used for the gardening appliance. Receptacles are available
having built in GFCI protection and may be used for this measure of protection.
• SECURE EXTENSION CORD using the cord retainer shown in Figure 3.
• STAY ALERT – Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate tool
when you are tired.
• MAINTAIN APPLIANCES WITH CARE – Follow instructions in maintenance section.
Inspect extension cords periodically and replace if damaged. Keep handles dry, clean and
free from oil and grease.
• CHECK DAMAGED PARTS – Before further use of the appliance, a guard or other part
that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and
perform its intended function. Check for alignment of moving parts, binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and any other condition that may affect its operation.
A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an
authorized service center unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in this manual.
WARNING: When servicing double insulated tools, USE ONLY IDENTICAL
REPLACEMENT PARTS. Replace or repair damaged cords.
WARNING: To prevent electrical shock hazard, use only with an extension cord
suitable for outdoor use. Always connect extension cords to a fused line or one protected
by a circuit breaker.
ADDITIONAL WARNINGS FOR STRING TRIMMERS
1. Keep the air intake slots (Figure 14) clean to avoid overheating.
2. Your trimmer line can dry out over time. To keep your line in top condition, store spare
pre-wound spools or bulk line in a plastic, sealable bag with a tablespoon of water.
3. Plastic parts may be cleaned by using a mild soap and a damp rag.
4. DO NOT immerse tool in water or squirt it with a hose. DO NOT allow any liquid to get
5. Do not store the tool on or adjacent to fertilizers or chemicals.
6. DO NOT clean with a pressure washer.
7. The line cutter on the edge of the guard can dull over time.
SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS: POLARIZED PLUGS
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this equipment has a polarized plug (one blade is wider
than the other) and will require the use of a polarized extension cord. The appliance plug
will fit into a polarized extension cord only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the
extension cord, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not fit, obtain a correct polarized
extension cord. A polarized extension cord will require the use of a polarized wall outlet.
This plug will fit into the polarized wall outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into
the wall outlet, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to
install the proper wall outlet. Do not change the equipment plug, extension cord receptacle,
or extension cord plug in any way.