General safety warnings
WARNING! Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings
and instructions may result in electrtic
shock, ﬁre and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term "power tool" in the warnings refers to your mains-
operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless)
Work area safety
Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas
Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of ﬂammable liquids, gases or
dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
Do not use the machine in bad weather, such as dense
fog, rain, strong wind, intense cold, etc. Working in bad
weather is tiring and can lead to dangerous conditions,
e.g. slippery surfaces.
Ensure when cutting that no material can become loose
and fall, causing operating injury. Take great care when
working on sloping ground.
WARNING! The safety distance for the power
cutter is 15 metres. You are responsible to
ensure that animals and onlookers are not
within the working area. Do not start cutting
until the working area is clear and you are
Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the
plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with
earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodiﬁed plugs and
matching outlets will reduce the risk of electric shock.
Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces,
such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There
is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is
earthed or grounded.
The power tool should not be exposed to more moisture
than what is supplied by the low ﬂushing water system. Do
not expose the power tool to rain. Water entering a power
tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying,
pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away from
heat, oli, charp edges or moving parts. Damaged or
entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension
cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of cord suitable for
outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
Check that the cord and extension cord are intact and in
good condition. Never use the machine if the cord is
damaged, hand it in to an authorized service workshop for
Do not use an extension cord while it is rolled up to avoid
When using an extension cable, use only certiﬁed
extension cables with sufﬁcient reach. For more
information, see "Recommended cable dimensions" in the
"Technical data" section. An undersized cable means a
risk of reduced machine capacity and overheating.
The machine should be connected to an earthed outlet
socket. Check that the mains voltage corresponds with
that stated on the rating plate on the machine.
Ensure the cord is behind you when you start to use the
machine so that the cord will not be damaged.
WARNING! The machine (Great Britain 110V)
is not equipped with a ground fault circuit
interrupter. The machine must always be
used with an isolating transformer for
protection in case an electrical fault should
WARNING! Do not wash the machine with
water, as water can enter the electrical
system or the engine and cause damage to
the machine or short circuit.