Install new blade and retaining washer onto
the threaded shaft extending from the gear-
box (blade must be between the dust cup
and the retaining washer). Make sure the
raised part of the retaining washer is facing
the gearbox, and the raised area fits into the
hole in the center of the blade.
Perform the following
steps after each use:
S Allow attachment and gearbox to cool be-
fore storing or transporting.
S Store attachment with blade shield in place.
Position attachment so that any sharp ob-
ject cannot accidentally cause injury.
S Store the attachment in a dry, well ventilated
area out of the reach of children.
Prepare attachment for storage at end of sea-
son or if it will not be used for 30 days or more.
If your brushcutter attachment is to be stored
for a period of time:
Place the cupped washer onto the shaft.
Make sure the cupped side of the washer
is toward the blade.
Install blade nut by threading onto the
shaft counterclockwise as you are facing
Make sure all parts are in place as illus-
trated, and the blade is sandwiched between the
dust cup and the retaining washer. There should
be no space between the blade and the dust cup
or the retaining washer.
Tighten blade nut firmly with a wrench
while holding screwdriver in position.
Remove the screwdriver.
10. Turn blade by hand. If the blade binds
against the shield, or appears to be un-
even, the blade is not centered, and you
S Clean the entire attachment.
S Inspect the blade shield area and clean any
dirt, grass, leaves, or debris that has col-
lected. Inspect the blade and blade shield;
replace a blade that is bent, warped,
cracked, broken or damaged in any other
S Lightly oil external metal surfaces.
S Apply a coating of oil to the entire surface of
the blade; wrap it in heavy paper or cloth.
S Check entire attachment for loose screws
or nuts. Replace any damaged, worn or
S At the beginning of the next season, use
only fresh fuel having the proper gasoline to