E N G L I S H
Never use a light socket.
Using an extension cable
Always use an approved extension cable suitable
for the power input of this appliance (see rating
plate). The extension cable must be suitable for
Before use, inspect the cable for signs of
damage, wear and ageing. Replace the
extension cable if damaged or defective.
When using a cable reel, always unwind the
Take care to keep the cable away from the
cutting line. Always be aware of the position of
The carton contains:
1 Grass trimmer
1 Guard with mounting screw
1 Instruction manual
Carefully unpack all parts.
OVERVIEW (fig. A)
1. On/off switch
3. Power inlet (not for UK)
3. Mains cable (UK)
4. Secondary handle (GL430)
6. Line trimming blade
7. Spool housing
8. Cutting line
Before assembly, make sure that the tool
is switched off and unplugged.
Fitting the guard (fig. B)
Unplug the tool.
Remove the screw (9) from the guard (5).
Place the guard (5) onto the tool as shown.
Firmly press the guard until it snaps into place.
Secure the guard with the screw (9).
Never use the tool unless the guard is
Releasing the cutting line (fig. A)
In transit, the cutting line is taped to the spool
Remove the tape holding the cutting line (8) to
the spool housing (7).
Connecting the tool to the mains (fig. A & C)
Unless the tool is fitted with a mains cable, you will
need to connect an extension cable to the power
Connect the female socket of a suitable
extension cable to the power inlet (3).
Loop the cable through the cable restraint (10)
as shown to prevent the extension cable from
becoming detached during use.
Insert the mains plug into a mains outlet.
The extension cable must be suitable for
Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not
Switching on and off (fig. A)
To switch the tool on, push the on/off switch (1).
To switch the tool off, release the the on/off
Never attempt to lock a switch in the on
Automatic line feed
The Reflex system will automatically feed out more
cutting line when necessary.
Hints for optimum use
Hold the tool as shown in fig. F.
Gently swing the trimmer from side to side as
shown in fig. F.
When cutting long grass, work in stages from
Keep the tool away from hard objects and