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Blade Sharpening - Black & Decker EM1500 Installation Manual

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• Turn right, stepping
over the cable and
proceed towards
position 3. The cable
management system
will slide from one side
to the other, ensuring
the cable is kept away
from the cutting blade.
• Turn left, stepping over
the cable and move
towards position 4. The
cable will slide from one
side of the handle to
the other, ensuring the
cable is kept away from
the cutting blade.
• Repeat the above
procedure as required.
wArninG:
Do not
work towards the cable as
shown in fig. j1.
EDGEMAX™ (FIG. K)
EdgeMax™ (7) allows
you to cut grass right up
to the edge of a wall or
fence (fig. K).
EdgeMax™ allows you to
accurately cut grass right
up to the edge of your
lawn (fig. K1).
• With the lawnmower
parallel with the edge of
your lawn.
• Push the lawnmower
along the edge of the
lawn. Ensure that the
EdgeMax™ is slightly
over the edge of your
lawn (fig. K1)
COMPACT&GO (FIG. L)
When the grass collection box is full, you can compact the grass in the
collection box. You can determine how full the grass collection box is by
looking through the clear grass flap (11).
• Release the bail handle or switch lever (2).
• Using your right foot, press the grass compaction lever (9) all the way
down until it locks into place.
NOTE: The grass in the collection box is now compressed into the rear
of the box. You may continue mowing until the grass collection box
becomes full.
EMPTyING ThE GRASS COLLECTION bOX (FIG. L1)
• Release the bail handle or switch lever (2) and unplug the mower.
• Remove the grass collection box (10).
• Empty the contents from the front of the box.
• Place the grass collection box on the ground and pull in and hold the
grass compaction lever release button (14).
• Lift the grass compaction lever (9) into the vertical position and release
the grass compaction lever release button.
• Empty the contents from the rear of the box.
CAbLE STORAGE (FIG. M)
The cable holders (5) provide a safe and convenient way to store the
cable when not in use.
• Wrap the cable around the cable holders in a figure eight pattern.
L
L1
14
j
j1
K
K1
M
CARRyING ThE MOWER
wArninG:
Rotating blade can cause serious injury. Release bail
handle or switch lever (2) to turn mower off and unplug mower before
lifting, transporting, or storing the mower. Store in a dry place.
• The mower can be carried using the convenient carry handles (10).
REMOvING bLADE - (FIG. N)
wArninG:
Ensure the blade has completely stopped and
disconnect the mower from the power source.
wArninG:
Only use the specified replacement blade: EMB1500
(EM1500 mower) and EMB1700 (EM1700 mower)
• RELEASE BAIL HANDLE OR SWITCH LEVER (2) TO TURN MOWER
OFF, WAIT FOR THE BLADE TO STOP, AND UNPLUG MOWER.
• Cut a piece of 2x4 wood (15) (about 1 foot long) (305 mm) to keep
blade from turning while removing flange nut.
• Turn the appliance onto its side. Wear gloves and proper eye protec-
tion. Be careful of sharp edges of blade.
• Position piece of wood (15) to keep blade from turning as shown in
figure N.
• Use a 9/16 inch wrench to loosen and remove the blade bolt (16) by
turning counterclockwise.
• Remove the blade (17) and blade bolt.
INSTALLING bLADE (FIG. O)
• Slide the blade onto bolt shaft with the lettering on the blade facing
out, and place the blade bolt (16) onto the bolt shaft.
• Tighten the blade bolt as firmly as possible by hand.
• Position piece of wood (15) to keep blade from turning as shown in
figure O. Install flange nut with the flange against the blade spacer
and securely tighten.
• Use a 9/16 inch wrench to securely tighten the blade bolt by turning
the wrench clockwise.
N
15
16
17

bLADE ShARPENING

KEEP BLADE SHARP FOR BEST MOWER PERFORMANCE. A DULL
BLADE DOES NOT CUT GRASS CLEANLY OR MULCH PROPERLY.
USE PROPER EYE PROTECTION WHILE REMOVING,
SHARPENING, AND INSTALLING BLADE. ENSURE THAT THE
MOWER IS UNPLUGGED.
Sharpening the blade twice during a mowing season is usually sufficient
under normal circumstances. Sand causes the blade to dull quickly. If
your lawn has sandy soil, more frequent sharpening may be required.
REPLACE BENT OR DAMAGED BLADE IMMEDIATELY.
when shArpeninG The blAde:
1. Make sure blade remains balanced.
2. Sharpen blade at the original cutting angle.
3. Sharpen cutting edges on both ends of blade, removing equal
amounts of material from both ends.
To shArpen blAde in A Vise (fiG. Q):
1. Be sure the bail handle or switch
lever (2) is released, the blade
has stopped and the mower is
unplugged.
2. Remove blade from mower. See
instructions for removing and
installing blade.
3. Secure blade (23) in a vise (24).
4. Wear proper eye protection and
gloves and be careful not to cut
yourself.
5. Carefully file the cutting edges of
the blade with a fine tooth file (25)
or sharpening stone, maintaining
the original cutting edge.
6. Check balance of blade. See instructions for blade balancing.
7. Replace blade on mower and tighten securely.
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