Your Black & Decker strimmer has been designed for
trimming and ﬁnishing lawn edges and to cut grass in
conﬁned spaces. This tool is intended for consumer use only.
Your Black & Decker charger has been designed for charging
Black & Decker batteries of the type supplied with this tool.
Know your tool
Warning! When using battery-powered tools, basic safety
precautions, including the following, should always be
followed to reduce the risk of ﬁre, leaking batteries,
personal injury and material damage.
For your own safety and that of bystanders, read all of this
manual carefully before operating the tool.
Be familiar with the controls and proper use of the tool.
Before operating the tool, make sure that you know how
to switch the tool off in an emergency.
Retain this manual for future reference.
1. Consider work area environment
Do not expose the tool to rain. Do not use the tool in
damp or wet conditions. Only use the tool in daylight or
good artiﬁcial light. Do not use the tool where there is a
risk of causing ﬁre or explosion, i.e. in the presence of
ﬂammable liquids and gases. Keep the work area free
from debris and obstacles.
2. Keep children away
Do not allow children, visitors or animals to come near the
work area or to touch the tool.
3. Dress properly
Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery, as these can be
caught in moving parts. Preferably wear rubber gloves
and non-slip footwear when working outdoors. Wear
protective hair covering to keep long hair out of the way.
4. Personal protection
Always use safety glasses. Use a face or dust mask whenever
the operations may produce dust or ﬂying particles. Wear
ear protection whenever the sound level seems uncomfortable.
5. Do not overreach
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
6. Stay alert
Watch what you are doing. Use common sense.
Do not operate the tool when you are tired.
7. Secure workpiece
Use clamps or a vice to hold the workpiece. It is safer and
it frees both hands to operate the tool.
8. Remove adjusting keys and wrenches
Always check that adjusting keys and wrenches are
removed from the tool before operating the tool.
9. Use appropriate tool
The intended use is described in this instruction manual.
Do not force small tools or attachments to do the job of a
heavy-duty tool. The tool will do the job better and safer at
the rate for which it was intended. Do not force the tool.
Warning! The use of any accessory or attachment or
performance of any operation with this tool other than
those recommended in this instruction manual may
present a risk of personal injury.
10. Check for damaged parts
Before use, carefully check the tool for damage. Check for
misalignment and seizure of moving parts, breakage of
parts, damage to guards and switches and any other
conditions that may affect its operation. Ensure that the
tool will operate properly and perform its intended function.
Do not use the tool if any part is damaged or defective.
Do not use the tool if the switch does not turn it on and off.
Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or replaced
by an authorised repair agent. Never attempt any repairs
11. Remove the battery
Where the design permits, remove the battery when the
tool is not in use, before changing any parts of the tool,
accessories or attachments and before servicing.
12. Avoid unintentional starting
Do not carry the tool with a ﬁnger on the on/off switch. Be
sure that the tool is switched off when inserting the battery
into the tool.
13. Do not abuse cord
Never carry the charger by its cord or pull it to disconnect
from the socket. Keep the cord away from heat, oil and sharp
14. Store idle tools
When not in use, tools, batteries and chargers should be
stored in a dry, locked up or high place, out of reach of
15. Maintain tools with care
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean for better and safer
performance. Follow the instructions for maintenance and
changing accessories. Keep handles and switches dry,
clean and free from oil and grease.
This tool complies with relevant safety requirements.
Repairs should only be carried out by qualiﬁed persons
using original spare parts; otherwise this may result in
considerable danger to the user.
Additional safety instructions for batteries and
Never attempt to open for any reason.
Do not expose the battery to water.