GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
The machine is only designed for cutting branches and
Never use a machine that has been modiﬁed in any way
from its original speciﬁcation.
Never use the machine if you are tired, if you have drunk
alcohol, or if you are taking medication that could affect your
vision, your judgement or your co-ordination.
Wear personal protective equipment. See instructions
under the heading Personal protective equipment.
Never use the machine in extreme weather conditions such
as severe cold, very hot and/or humid climates.
Never use a machine that is faulty. Carry out the checks,
maintenance and service instructions described in this
manual. Some maintenance and service measures must be
carried out by trained and qualiﬁed specialists. See
instructions under the heading Maintenance.
All covers and guards must be ﬁtted before starting. Ensure
that the spark plug cap and ignition lead are undamaged to
avoid the risk of electric shock.
WARNING! The ignition system of this
machine produces an electromagnetic ﬁeld
during operation. This ﬁeld may under some
circumstances interfere with pacemakers. To
reduce the risk of serious or fatal injury, we
recommend persons with pacemakers to
consult their physician and the pacemaker
manufacturer before operating this machine.
WARNING! Running an engine in a conﬁned
or badly ventilated area can result in death
due to asphyxiation or carbon monoxide
WARNING! Faulty blades can increase the
risk of accidents.
Personal protective equipment
Incorrect or careless use of a hedge trimmer can turn it into
a dangerous tool that can cause serious or even fatal injury.
It is extremely important that you read and understand the
contents of this operator's manual.
You must use approved personal protective equipment
whenever you use the machine. Personal protective
equipment cannot eliminate the risk of injury but it will
reduce the degree of injury if an accident does happen. Ask
your dealer for help in choosing the right equipment.
WARNING! Listen out for warning signals or
shouts when you are wearing hearing
protection. Always remove your hearing
protection as soon as the engine stops.
Wear hearing protection that provides adequate noise
Always wear approved eye protection. If you use a visor then
you must also wear approved protective goggles. Approved
protective goggles must comply with standard ANSI Z87.1 in
the USA or EN 166 in EU countries.
Gloves should be worn when necessary, e.g., when ﬁtting
Wear sturdy, non-slip boots or shoes.
Wear clothes made of a strong fabric and avoid loose clothing
that can catch on twigs and branches. Always wear heavy,
long pants. Do not wear jewellery, shorts sandals or go
barefoot. Secure hair so it is above shoulder level.
FIRST AID KIT
Always have a ﬁrst aid kit nearby.