Using an extension cable
Always use an approved extension cable suitable for the
power input of this appliance (see technical data). The
extension cable must be suitable for outdoor use and marked
accordingly. Up to 30 m of 1.5 mm2 HO5VV-F extension cable
can be used without loss of product performance. Before use,
inspect the extension cable for signs of damage, wear and
ageing. Replace the extension cable if damaged or defective.
When using a cable reel, always unwind the cable completely.
Additional safety instructions for grass trimmers
Warning! Cutting elements continue to rotate after the motor
is switched off.
Be familiar with the controls and the proper use of the
Before use, check the power supply cord and extension
cord for signs of damage, ageing and wear. If a cord
becomes damaged during use, disconnect the cord from
the mains supply immediately. DO NOT TOUCH THE
CORD BEFORE DISCONNECTING THE SUPPLY.
Do not use the appliance if the cords are damaged or
Wear stout shoes or boots to protect your feet.
Wear long trousers to protect your legs.
Before using the appliance, check that your cutting path is
free from sticks, stones, wire and any other obstacles.
Only use the appliance in the upright position, with the
cutting line near the ground. Never switch the appliance
on in any other position.
Move slowly when using the appliance. Be aware that
freshly cut grass is damp and slippery.
Do not work on steep slopes. Work across the face of
slopes, not up and down.
Never cross gravel paths or roads while the appliance is
Never touch the cutting line while the appliance is running.
Do not put the appliance down until the cutting line has
come to a complete standstill.
Use only the appropriate type of cutting line. Never use
metal cutting line or fishing line.
Be careful not to touch the line trimming blade.
Take care to keep the mains cable away from the cutting
line. Always be aware of the position of the cable.
Keep hands and feet away from the cutting line at all
times, especially when switching on the motor.
Before using the appliance and after any impact, check for
signs of wear or damage and repair as necessary.
Never operate the appliance with damaged guards or
without guards in place.
Take care against injury from any device fitted for trimming
the filament line length. After extending new cutter line
always return the machine to its normal operating position
before switching on.
Always ensure that the ventilation slots are kept clear of
Do not use the lawn trimmer (edge trimmer), if the cords
are damaged or worn.
Keep extension cords away from cutting elements.
Labels on appliance
The following warning symbols are found on the appliance:
Read the manual prior to operation.
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating this
Wear suitable ear protectors when operating this
Always remove the plug from the socket before
inspecting a damaged cable. Be careful not to use
your strimmer if the cable is damaged.
Beware of flying objects. Keep bystanders away
from the cutting area.
Do not expose the appliance to rain or high humidity.
Directive 2000/14/EC guaranteed sound power.
This appliance is double insulated; therefore no
earth wire is required. Always check that the power
supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Electric safety can be further improved by using a
highsensitivity 30 mA Residual Current Device (RCD).