Your Black & Decker trimmer has been designed for trimming
and finishing lawn edges and to cut grass in confined spaces.
This appliance is intended for consumer use only.
Warning! When using mains-powered appliances, basic
safety precautions, including the following, should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, personal
injury and material damage.
Read all of this manual carefully before operating the
The intended use is described in this manual. The use of
any accessory or attachment or the performance of any
operation with this appliance other than those recommended
in this instruction manual may present a risk of personal
Retain this manual for future reference.
Using your appliance
Always take care when using the appliance.
Always use safety glasses or goggles.
Never allow children or people unfamiliar with the
instructions to use the appliance.
Do not allow children or animals to come near the work
area or to touch the appliance or power supply cord.
Close supervision is necessary when the appliance is
used near children.
This appliance is not intended for use by young or infirm
persons without supervision.
This appliance is not to be used as a toy.
Only use the appliance in daylight or good artificial light.
Use in a dry location only. Do not allow the appliance to
Do not immerse the appliance in water.
Do not open the body casing. There are not user-
serviceable parts inside.
Do not operate the appliance in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or dust.
To reduce the risk of damage to plugs or cords, never pull
the cable to remove the plug from a socket.
Safety of others
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible
for their safety.
Children must be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a dry,
well ventilated place out of reach of children.
Children should not have access to stored appliances.
When the appliance is stored or transported in a vehicle it
should be placed in the boot or restrained to prevent
movement following sudden changes in speed or direction.
Inspection and repairs
Before use, check the appliance for damaged or defective
parts. Check for breakage of parts and any other
conditions that may affect its operation.
Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged or defective.
Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or replaced
by an authorised repair agent.
Never attempt to remove or replace any parts other than
those specified in this manual.
Using an extension cable
Always use an approved extension cable suitable for the
power input of this appliance (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.
Additional safety instructions for grass trimmers
Warning! Cutting elements continue to rotate after the motor
is switched off.
Be familiar with the controls and the proper use of the
Before use, check the power supply cord and extension
cord for signs of damage, ageing and wear. If a cord
becomes damaged during use, disconnect the cord from
the mains supply immediately. DO NOT TOUCH THE
CORD BEFORE DISCONNECTING THE SUPPLY.
Do not use the appliance if the cords are damaged or worn.
Wear stout shoes or boots to protect your feet.
Wear long trousers to protect your legs.
Before using the appliance, check that your cutting path is
free from sticks, stones, wire and any other obstacles.
Only use the appliance in the upright position, with the
cutting line near the ground. Never switch the appliance
on in any other position.
Move slowly when using the appliance. Be aware that
freshly cut grass is damp and slippery.
Do not work on steep slopes. Work across the face of
slopes, not up and down.
Never cross gravel paths or roads while the appliance is