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Craftsman 172.79183 Operator's Manual

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Operator's Manual
12 Amp
Lawn Edger
Model No.
Read, understand and follow all Safety
Rules and Operating Instructions in this
Manual before using this product.
Sears Brands Management Corporation,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.



Summary of Contents for Craftsman Craftsman 172.79183

  • Page 1 Read, understand and follow all Safety • WARRANTY Rules and Operating Instructions in this • SAFETY Manual before using this product. • ASSEMBLY • OPERATION Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. • MAINTENANCE • PARTS LIST
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Always follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 electric shock and personal injury. DAMAGE PREVENTION AND INFORMATION MESSAGES These inform user of important information and/or instructions that could lead to equipment or other property damage if not followed.
  • Page 3 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. PERSONAL SAFETY cont. WARNING: if correctly used, this electric Edger is an easy to handle and efficient tool; if used improperly or without the due precautions it could become a 5. USE SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side dangerous tool.
  • Page 4: Safety Symbols

    1. If any part of this Edger is missing or should break, bend, or fail in any way; 7. INSPECT tool cords for damage. Have damaged tool cords repaired at a Sears Service or should any electrical component fail to perform properly: SHUT OFF the Center.
  • Page 5 18. KEEP ALL BYSTANDERS AWAY at a safe distance from the work area, especially children. that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced at a Sears or other qualified Make sure that persons and pets are at least 100 feet away.
  • Page 6: Unpacking

    DESCRIPTION UNPACKING 1. The Edger comes fully assembled except for the Handle, which is in pieces and connected KNOW YOUR EDGER by internal wiring, and must be assembled (Fig 1). 2. Included is a bag with the two Knobs and Curved Head Bolts for assembling the Handle. NOTE: Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety rules.
  • Page 7: Assembly And Adjustments

    DESCRIPTION cont. ASSEMBLY & ADJUSTMENTS ATTACHING THE HANDLE KNOW YOUR EDGER cont. Fig. 2 The handle comes packaged in sections, which are connected together by internal coated wiring running through the middle of all the handle pieces. Power Switch Lever Handle 1.
  • Page 8 ASSEMBLY & ADJUSTMENTS cont. ASSEMBLY & ADJUSTMENTS cont. CUTTING DEPTH ADJUSTMENT ATTACHING EXTENSION CORD 1. Insert extension cord socket into Edger’s Power Plug (Fig. 5). The front wheel can be adjusted to allow a deeper or shallower cut. We recommend the shallower setting to increase the life of the blade. 2.
  • Page 9: Operation

    OPERATION ASSEMBLY & ADJUSTMENTS cont. EDGE GUIDE POWER SWITCH LEVER To turn Edger ON, press in the Power Safety Lock-Off Switch and squeeze the Power The Edge Guide is useful for cutting a straight path along sidewalks, driveways, or other straight existing edges. Switch Lever (Fig.
  • Page 10 OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. EDGING OPERATION EDGING OPERATION cont. For the first edging of the season, it is best to move forward slowly because the WARNING: Make sure that other people and pets are at least 100 feet grass is thickest then. Subsequent edging will be take less time. If the tool slows down, away from Edger.
  • Page 11 OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. TRENCHING AND LANDSCAPING OPERATION OPENING THE BLADE GUARD cont. The Edger can also be used for Trenching. The blade will leave a small trench for placing wiring underground. Fig. 13a Fig. 13b Because of the direction of the Blade rotation the Edger can kickback towards the operator if it hits an obstruction such as thick, matted grass.
  • Page 12: Maintenance

    If you drop the Edger, carefully inspect it for damage. If the blade is bent, housing cracked, or handles broken, or if you see any other condition that may affect the Edger’s operation, have Edger repaired by a Sears or other qualified service dealer before putting it back into use.
  • Page 13 REPLACEMENT BLADES Replacement blades are available at Sears stores or The replacement blade for your Edger is Sears item number #11000. Visit your local Sears store or other Craftsman outlets or shop
  • Page 14 PARTS LIST cont. PARTS LIST cont.