This appliance includes some or all of the following features.
1. On/off switch
3. Cable restraint
4. Power inlet
5. Second handle
7. Line trimming blade
8. Cutting line
9. Spool housing
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and unplugged.
Attaching the second handle (fig. A) (GL310 &
Slide the second handle (5) on to the main handle (2) in
an upwards direction.
Secure the second handle in place with the two screws
Fitting the guard (fig. B)
Place the guard onto the tool as shown.
Firmly press the guard (6) until it snaps into place.
Secure the guard with the screw.
Warning! Never use the tool unless the guard is properly
Releasing the cutting line
In transit, the cutting line is taped to the spool housing.
Remove the tape holding the cutting line (8) to the spool
Connecting the tool to the mains (fig. C)
Connect the female plug of a suitable extension cable to
the power inlet (4).
Loop the cable through the cable restraint (3).
Insert the mains plug into a mains outlet.
For wired in cable units: Make sure the cable is looped
through the cable restraint prior to connecting the plug to the
Warning! The extension cable must be suitable for outdoor
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Switching on and off
To switch the tool on, squeeze the trigger lever (1).
To switch the tool off, release the trigger lever.
Warning! Never attempt to lock the trigger lever in the on
Hints for optimum use
In order to achieve optimum cutting results, only cut dry
Hold the tool as shown in fig. D.
Gently swing the trimmer from side to side.
When cutting long grass, work in stages from the top. Take
Keep the tool away from hard objects and delicate plants.
Cutting line will wear faster and require more feeding if the
cutting is done along pavements or other abrasive
surfaces or heavier weeds are being cut.
As you use the trimmer, the string will get shorter due to
wear. Gently bump the unit on the ground whilst running
and the line will feed.
If the tool starts running slowly, reduce the load.
Fitting a new spool of cutting line (fig. E - F)
Replacement spools of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6226).
Keep the tabs (12) depressed and remove the spool cover
(13) from the housing (9).
Remove the empty spool (14) from the spool housing.
Remove any dirt and grass from the spool cover and
Take the new spool and unwind approximately 10 cm of
Feed the cutting line through the eyelet (15).
Push the spool onto the drive shaft (16) and rotate it
slightly until it is seated. Make sure that the cutting line is
not trapped under the spool and that 10 cm of cutting line
protrudes from the housing.
Align the tabs (12) on the spool cover with the holes in the
Push the cover onto the housing until it snaps securely
Warning! If the cutting line protrudes beyond the trimming
blade (7), cut it off so that it just reaches the blade.