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Maintenance - Black & Decker Powerful Solutions GT5025 User Manual

Hedge trimmer
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Loop the cable through the cable restraint (11) as
shown to prevent the extension cable from becoming
detached during use.
Insert the mains plug into a mains outlet.
Warning! The extension cable must be suitable for outdoor
use. When using a cable reel, always unwind the cable
completely.
Residual risks
Additional residual risks may arise when using the tool which
may not be included in the enclosed safety warnings. These
risks can arise from misuse, prolonged use etc.
Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual
risks cannot be avoided. These include:
Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving parts.
Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or
accessories.
Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When using
any tool for prolonged periods make sure you take
regular breaks.
Impairment of hearing.
Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed
when using your tool (example:- working with wood,
especially oak, beech and MDF).
Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Before use, carefully check the tool and mains cable for
damage. Paying attention to guards, switches and
parts.
Ensure that the tool will operate properly and perform its
intended function.
Do not use the tool if damaged or defective.
Do not use the tool if the switch does not turn it on and
off.
If damaged, have the power tool repaired by an
authorised repair agent. Never attempt any repairs
yourself.
Carefully guide the cable in order to avoid accidentally
cutting it. A good way to control the cable is by putting it
over your shoulder.
For your safety, this tool is equipped with a double
switching system. This system prevents starting the tool
inadvertently and will only allow operation while holding
the tool with both hands.
Switching on and off
Switching on
Take hold of the front handle (1) with one hand so that the
front handle switch (2) is pushed into the body of the tool.
With the other hand, squeeze the trigger switch (3) to start
the tool.
Switching off
Release the front handle switch (2) or the trigger switch (3).
Warning! Never attempt to lock a switch in the on position.
Hints for optimum use
Start by trimming the top of the hedge. Slightly tilt the
tool (up to 15° relative to the line of cut) so that the blade
tips point slightly towards the hedge (fig. E). This will
allow the blades to cut more effectively. Hold the tool at
the desired angle and move it steadily along the line of
cut. The double-sided blade allows you to cut in either
direction.
To obtain a very straight cut, stretch a piece of string
along the length of the hedge at the desired height. Use
the string as a guideline, cutting just above it.
To obtain flat sides, cut upwards with the growth.
Younger stems move outwards when the blade cuts
downwards, causing shallow patches in the hedge
(fig. F).
Take care to avoid any foreign objects. Especially avoid
hard objects such as metal wire and railings, as these
could damage the blades.
Regularly oil the blades.
Guidelines for trimming (UK & Ireland)
Trim hedges and shrubs with seasonal leaves (new
leaves every year) in June and October.
Trim evergreens in April and August.
Trim conifers and other fast growing shrubs every six
weeks from May until October.
Guidelines for trimming (Australia & New Zealand)
Trim hedges and shrubs with seasonal leaves (new
leaves every year) in December and March.
Trim evergreens in September and February.
Trim conifers and other fast growing shrubs every six
weeks from October until March.

Maintenance

Your Black & Decker tool has been designed to operate over
a long period of time with a minimum of maintenance.
Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper tool
care and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance, switch off
and unplug the tool.
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