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General Safety Precautions; Important; Personal Protective Equipment - Husqvarna 326ES Operator's Manual

Husqvarna edger operator's manual
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The machine is only designed for edging lawns.
The only accessories you can operate with this engine
unit are the cutting attachments we recommend in the
chapter on Technical data.
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 a machine that has been modified in any way
from its original specification.
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, guards and handles must be fitted before
starting. Ensure that the spark plug cap and ignition
lead are undamaged to avoid the risk of electric shock.
The machine operator must ensure that no people or
animals come closer than 15 metres while working.
When several operators are working in the same area
the safety distance should be at least twice the tree
height and no less than 15 metres.
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
WARNING! Running an engine in a
confined or badly ventilated area can
result in death due to asphyxiation or
carbon monoxide poisoning.
WARNING! Never allow children to use or
be in the vicinity of the machine. As the
machine is equipped with a spring-
loaded stop switch and can be started by
low speed and force on the starter
handle, even small children under some
circumstances can produce the force
necessary to start the machine. This can
mean a risk of serious personal injury.
Therefore remove the spark plug cap
when the machine is not under close
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Personal protective equipment

An edger can be a dangerous tool if used incorrectly or
carelessly, and can cause serious or fatal injury to the
operator or others. It is extremely important that you
read and understand the contents of this operator's
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
cutting attachments.
Wear boots with steel toe-caps and non-slip sole.



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