Always ensure that you work in such a
way that the cable is kept away from
Release switch lever to turn machine off
and remove the plug from the mains:
Whenever you leave your machine
Before checking, cleaning, adjusting,
unjamming blades or working on
If the machine starts to vibrate
abnormally (check immediately).
After striking a foreign object.
Inspect the machine for damage
and make repairs as necessary.
Never attempt to stop the blades.
Always allow them to stop on their own.
Do not put hands or feet near blades.
Start your machine carefully according to
the instructions and with your body well
away from the blades.
Do not use your machine in the rain and
do not allow it to get wet. Avoid using the
machine in wet conditions.
Use your machine only in daylight or
good artificial light.
Always be sure of your footing,
particularly on slopes and always wear
Walk, never run. Do not force the machine.
Never operate the machine with
defective or missing guards or shields.
Maintenance and storage
Store your machine in a dry place when
not in use, out of the reach of children.
Do not use solvents or cleaning fluids to
clean your machine. Always disconnect
from the electrical supply before cleaning.
Do not operate your machine if any parts
are defective; discard all defective parts
and fit new parts before use.
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight
to be sure your machine is in a safe
Use only Black & Decker recommended
replacement parts and accessories.
Black & Decker policy is one of continuous
improvement to their product and as such they
reserve the right to change product specification
without prior notice.
Your machine is double insulated. This
means that all external metal parts are
electrically isolated from the power supply.
This is achieved by placing an extra
insulation barrier between the electrical and
mechanical parts. Double insulation means
greater electrical safety and obviates the
necessity of having the machine earthed.
Electrical safety (UK only)
Your machine should always be switched off
at the mains before disconnecting any plug
and socket connector or extension cables.
If your machine is supplied with cable fitted
with a non-re-wireable plug.
The plug is fitted with a 5 amp fuse
which is the recommended fuse for
Only use replacement fuses which are
approved to BS1362.
When changing the fuse in your plug,
always ensure the fuse cover is refitted.
If the fuse cover is missing or damaged
do not use the plug.
Note: Fuses do not give personal protection
against electric shock.
Disconnect the plug from the supply.
Cut off the plug and dispose of
immediately. Insertion of a detatched
plug into a 13 amp socket outlet may
result in electric shock.
Only fit BS1363A approved plugs fitted
with the correctly rated fuse.
to N (neutral)
Make sure that the
outer sheath of the
cable is held firmly
by the clamp
Fit a 5 amp
to L (live)
Never use a