Clip the other restraint (15) onto the cable leading from
the switchbox to the mains plug. Secure the restraint to
the upper handle (4)
Warning! Make sure the cable is secured using the cable
restraints prior to connecting the plug to the mains outlet.
Assembling and fitting the grass bag (fig. D1 & D2)
Align the two halves of the grass bag (6) (fig. D1).
Press the two halves together.
Lift the flap (16) and place the grass bag over the lugs (17)
Warning! Let the appliance work at its own pace.
Do not overload.
Adjusting the height of cut (fig. E)
The height of cut is adjusted by changing the height of the
Warning! Disconnect the appliance from the mains and wait
until the blade has stopped rotating before proceeding.
Release the wheels (8) by swivelling them out of the
Set the wheels to the desired height setting.
Swivel the wheels back into the locked position, making
sure that all wheels are set to the same height.
Switching on and off
Hold the handle with both hands and tilt it slightly
downwards to raise the front of the appliance.
Keep the lock-off button (2) depressed and pull the on/off
switch (1) towards you.
Release the lock-off button.
Let the appliance return to its working position.
To switch the appliance off, release the on/off switch.
Warning! Never attempt to lock a switch in the on position.
Mowing (fig. F & G)
We recommend to use your mower as outlined in this section
in order to achieve optimum results and to reduce the risk of
cutting the mains cable.
Place the bulk of the mains cable on the lawn, close to
the starting point (position 1 in fig. F).
Switch the appliance on as described above.
Proceed as shown in fig. F:
Move from position 1 to position 2.
Turn right and proceed towards position 3.
Turn left and move towards position 4.
Repeat the above procedure as required.
Warning! Do not work towards the cable as shown in fig. G.
Emptying the grass bag
When you see loose grass scattering from beneath the
mower, empty the grass bag.
Warning! Never use the appliance without the grass bag.
Hints for optimum use
If the grass is longer than approx. 10 cm, make two cuts
to obtain a better finish. First mow at maximum height of
cut, then use a low or medium height of cut.
In order to achieve optimum results, only mow dry grass.
Your Black & Decker appliance has been designed to operate
over a long period of time with a minimum of maintenance.
Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper
appliance care and regular cleaning.
Keep the unit clean and dry.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots with a clean,
dry paint brush.
Regularly use a blunt scraper to remove grass and dirt
from the appliance.
To clean the appliance, use only mild soap and a damp
cloth. Never let any liquid get inside the tool and never
immerse any part of the tool into liquid. Do not use any
abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
Regularly remove grass and dirt from the blade.
At the beginning of the gardening season, carefully
examine the condition of the blade.
If the blade is very blunt, sharpen or replace the blade.
If the blade is damaged or worn, fit a new blade as
Replacing the blade (fig. H)
A replacement blade is available from your Black & Decker
- GR298: cat. no. A6244
- GR348: cat. no. A6245
Warning! Observe the following precautions:
Disconnect the appliance from the mains and wait until
the blade has stopped rotating before proceeding.