Check the cable frequently for damage. If the cable is
damaged, it must be replaced by an authorised repair
agent in order to prevent a hazard. Inspect extension
cables periodically. Replace a damaged extension cable
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws on the appliance tight to
ensure a safe working condition.
Check the grass bag for wear or damage and replace it if
necessary. Never use the appliance without the grass bag.
When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a dry
place. Children should not have access to stored appliances.
Ensure that only replacement cutting means of the right
type are used.
Use only Black & Decker recommended spare parts and
Additional safety instructions for Australia and
This appliance is not intended for use by young or infirm
persons without supervision. Children must be supervised
to ensure they do not play with the appliance.
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.
The following warning symbols are found on the appliance:
Read the manual prior to operation.
Do not expose the appliance to rain or high humidity.
Remove the plug from the socket if the mains cable
Keep bystanders away.
Remove the plug from the socket before carrying out
any adjustment, servicing or maintenance.
Beware of sharp edges.
Keep the cable away from the cutting blades.
The appliance must always be switched off at the mains
before disconnecting any plug and socket connector or
This appliance is double insulated in accordance
with EN 60335; therefore no earth wire is required.
Always check that the power supply corresponds to
the voltage on the rating plate.
Electric safety can be further improved by using a high-sensitivity
30 mA residual current device (RCD).
Using an extension cable
Always use an approved extension cable suitable for the
power input of this tool (see technical data). The extension
cable must be suitable for outdoor use and marked accordingly.
Up to 30 m of 1.5 mm 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.
1. On/off switch
2. Lock-off button
3. Switch box
4. Upper handle
5. Lower handle
6. Grass bag
7. Motor cover
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the appliance is
switched off and unplugged.
Assembling the handle (fig. A)
The lower handle parts have several mounting holes, allowing
you to set the handle to a comfortable height during assembly.
Fit the two lower handle parts (9) to the upper handle (4)
using the screws (10), washers (11) and nuts (12) as shown.
Fitting the handle (fig. B)
Insert the ends of the lower handle (5) into the
corresponding holes (13) in the mower.
Press the handle down as far as it will go.
Secure the handle using the screws (14).
Fixing the cable (fig. C)
The mains cable has to be fixed using the cable restraints.
Clip the one restraint (15) onto the cable leading from the
switchbox to the motor. Secure the restraint to the lower