Troubleshooting; Protecting The Environment - Black & Decker GT450 Original Instructions Manual

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Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Carefully guide the cable in order to avoid accidentally cutting
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it. A good way to control the cable is by putting it over your
shoulder.
For your safety, this tool is equipped with a double switching
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system. This system prevents starting the tool inadvertently
and will only allow operation while holding the tool with both
hands.
Switching on and off
Switching on
Take hold of the front handle (3) with one hand so that the
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front handle switch (2) is pushed into the body of the tool.
With the other hand, squeeze the trigger switch (1) to start the
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tool.
Switching off
Release the handle switch (2) or the trigger switch (1).
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Warning! Never attempt to lock a switch in the on position.
Hints for optimum use
Start by trimming the top of the hedge. Slightly tilt the tool (up
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to 15° relative to the line of cut) so that the blade tips point
slightly towards the hedge (fig. C1). This will cause the blades
to cut more effectively. Hold the tool at the desired angle and
move it steadily along the line of cut. The double-sided blade
allows you to cut in either direction.
In order to obtain a very straight cut, stretch a piece of string
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along the length of the hedge at the desired height. Use the
string as a guideline, cutting just above it.
In order to obtain flat sides, cut upwards with the growth.
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Younger stems move outwards when the blade cuts
downwards, causing shallow patches in the hedge (fig. C2).
Take care to avoid any foreign objects. Especially avoid hard
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objects such as metal wire and railings, as these could
damage the blades.
Regularly oil the blades.
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Guidelines for trimming (UK & Ireland)
Trim hedges and shrubs with seasonal leaves (new leaves
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every year) in June and October.
Trim evergreens in April and August.
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Trim conifers and other fast growing shrubs every six weeks
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from May until October.
Guidelines for trimming (Australia & New Zealand)
Trim hedges and shrubs with seasonal leaves (new leaves
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every year) in December and March.
Trim evergreens in September and February.
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Trim conifers and other fast growing shrubs every six
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weeks from October until March.
Maintenance
Your Black & Decker tool has been designed to operate over a
long period of time with a minimum of maintenance. Continuous
satisfactory operation depends upon proper tool care and regular
cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance, switch off and
unplug the tool.
After use, carefully clean the blades. After cleaning, apply a
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film of light machine oil to prevent the blades from rusting.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool using a soft
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brush or dry cloth.
Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth. Do not
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use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
Make sure all switches are free of debris before and after use.
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Removing the guard (fig. A)
Warning! Remove the guard for servicing purposes only. Always
re-fit the guard after finishing servicing.
Loosen the screws (9) and remove them.
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Slide the guard (4) off the tool.
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Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
Safely dispose of the old plug.
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Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new plug.
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Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
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Warning! No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality plugs.
Recommended fuse: 5 A.

Troubleshooting

If the tool does not operate correctly, check the following.
Fault
Possible cause
Tool will
Blown fuse.
not start.
Tripped RCD.
Mains lead
not connected.

Protecting the environment

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Separate collection. This product must not be disposed
of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your Black & Decker product needs
replacement, or if it is of no further use to you, do not dispose of it
with household waste. Make this product available for separate
collection.
Action
Replace fuse.
Check RCD.
Check mains
supply.
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