This section describes how to choose and maintain your
cutting equipment in order to:
Reduce the risk of kickback.
Obtain maximum cutting performance.
Extend the life of cutting equipment.
1 Only use cutting attachments with the guards we
recommend! See the chapter on Technical data.
2 Maintain the correct blade setting! Follow our instructions
and use the recommended blade setting tool. An
incorrectly set blade increases the risk of jamming and
3 Check the cutting attachment for damage or cracks. A
damaged cutting attachment should always be replaced.
WARNING! Using an incorrect cutting
attachment or an incorrectly sharpened
blade increases the risk of kickback.
WARNING! Avoid cutting with the area of the
blade between the 12 o'clock and 3 o'clock
positions. Because of the speed of rotation
of the blade kickback can occur if you
attempt to cut thick stems with this area of
Sharpening grass cutters and grass
See the cutting attachment packaging for correct
sharpening instructions. Sharpen blades and cutters
using a single-cut ﬂat ﬁle.
Sharpen all edges equally to maintain blade balance.
WARNING! Always discard a blade that is
bent, twisted, cracked, broken or damaged
in any other way. Never attempt to straighten
a twisted blade so that it can be reused. Only
use original blades of the speciﬁed type.
General working instructions
Always carry out clearing and trimming at full throttle.
Always slow the engine to idle speed after each working
operation. Long periods at full throttle without any load on
the engine (i.e. without the resistance that the cutting
attachment exerts on the engine when you are using the
machine) can lead to serious engine damage.
Brush cutting is a general term for clearing grass. Grass
blades and grass cutters are used for this purpose.
Grass trimming is a general term for light clearing, e.g.
around edges or around trees. A trimmer head or plastic
blades are used.
WARNING! Sometimes branches or grass
get caught between the guard and cutting
attachment. Always stop the engine before