Electrical Safety - Black & Decker GT450 Original Instructions Manual

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Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving
Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or
Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When
using any tool for prolonged periods ensure you take
regular breaks.
Impairment of hearing.
Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed
when using your tool (example:- working with wood,
especially oak, beech and MDF.)
The declared vibration emission values stated in the technical
data and the declaration of conformity have been measured in
accordance with a standard test method provided by EN 60745
and may be used for comparing one tool with another. The
declared vibration emission value may also be used in a
preliminary assessment of exposure.
Warning! The vibration emission value during actual use of the
power tool can differ from the declared value depending on the
ways in which the tool is used. The vibration level may increase
above the level stated.
When assessing vibration exposure to determine safety
measures required by 2002/44/EC to protect persons regularly
using power tools in employment, an estimation of vibration
exposure should consider, the actual conditions of use and the
way the tool is used, including taking account of all parts of the
operating cycle such as the times when the tool is switched off
and when it is running idle in addition to the trigger time.
Labels on tool
The following pictograms are shown on the tool:
Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user must
read the instruction manual.
Always wear safety glasses and ear protection.
Wear gloves when operating this tool.
Immediately disconnect the cable from the mains if it
is damaged or cut.
Do not expose the tool to rain or high humidity.

Electrical safety

This tool is double insulated; therefore no earth wire
is required. Always check that the power supply
corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
When using the tool outdoors, only use extension cables
intended for outdoor use. A suitable rated Black & Decker
extension cable of up to 30 m can be used without loss of
Electric safety can be further improved by using a
high-sensitivity 30 mA residual current device (RCD).
This tool includes some or all of the following features.
1. Trigger switch
2. Front handle switch
3. Front handle
4. Guard
5. Blade
6. Blade sheath
7. Cable restraint
This hedge trimmer has the following features for your benefit:
Ergonomically formed handles for comfortable cutting.
Machined blades for improved cutting.
Dual action blades for reduced vibration.
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and unplugged and that the blade sheath is fitted
over the blades.
Fitting the guard (fig. A)
Locate the guard (4) into the grooves (8).
Secure the guard using the two screws (9) supplied.
Warning! Never use the tool without the guard.
Connecting the tool to the mains (fig. B)
Unless the tool is fitted with a mains cable, you will need to
connect an extension cable to the power inlet.
Connect the female socket of a suitable extension cable to
the power inlet of the tool.
Loop the cable through the cable restraint (7) as shown to
prevent the extension cable from becoming detached during
Insert the mains plug into a mains outlet.
Warning! The extension cable must be suitable for outdoor use.
When using a cable reel, always unwind the cable completely.

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