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Residual Risks; Maintenance - Black & Decker Powerful Solutions GL652 Original Instructions Manual

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Fitting the edge guide (fig. D)
Position the edge guide (13) in front of the tool as shown.
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Gently pull apart the edge guide legs.
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Slide the legs over the motor housing (8) into the holes
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(16) on either side.
Make sure the edge guide fits properly into the motor
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housing guides.

Residual risks.

Additional residual risks may arise when using the tool which
may not be included in the enclosed safety warnings. These
risks can arise from misuse, prolonged use etc.
Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual
risks can not be avoided. These include:
Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving
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parts.
Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or
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accessories.
Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When
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using any tool for prolonged periods ensure you take
regular breaks.
Impairment of hearing.
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Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed
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when using your tool (example:- working with wood,
especially oak, beech and MDF.)
Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Setting the tool to trimming or edging mode
(fig. C, E & F)
The tool can be used in trimming mode as shown in fig. E or in
edging mode to trim overhanging grass along lawn edges and
flower beds as shown in fig. F.
Trimming mode (fig. C & E)
For trimming, the trimmer head should be in the position
shown in fig. E. If it is not:
Set the tool to the working position.
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Depress the adjustment button (6).
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Rotate the handle (2), while releasing the button.
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When the head is in position, the button will lock into place.
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Note: The head will only rotate in one direction.
Edging mode (fig. C & F)
For edging, the trimmer head should be in the position shown
in fig. F. If it is not:
Set the tool to the working position.
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Depress the adjustment button (6).
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Rotate the handle (2), while releasing the button.
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When the head is in position, the button will lock into
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place.
Note: The head will only rotate in one direction.
Adjusting the height of the tool (fig. C)
This tool has a telescopic mechanism, allowing you to set it to
a comfortable height. There are three height settings. To
adjust the height setting, proceed as follows:
Depress the adjustment button (6).
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Gently pull the tube (14) in or out of the motor housing (2)
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to the desired height, while releasing the button.
When the tube is in position, the button will lock into place.
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Switching on and off
To switch the tool on, squeeze the trigger lever (1).
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To switch the tool off, release the trigger lever.
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Warning! Never attempt to lock the trigger lever in the on
position.
Hints for optimum use
General
In order to achieve optimum cutting results, only cut dry
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grass.
Trimming
Hold the tool as shown in fig. E.
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Gently swing the trimmer from side to side.
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When cutting long grass, work in stages from the top.
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Take small cuts.
Keep the tool away from hard objects and delicate plants.
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If the tool starts running slowly, reduce the load.
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Edging
Optimum cutting results are achieved on edges deeper than
50 mm.
Do not use the tool to create edges. To create edges,
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use an edging spade.
Guide the tool as shown in fig. F.
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To make a closer cut, slightly tilt the tool.
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Maintenance

Your tool has been designed to operate over a long period of
time with a minimum of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory
operation depends upon proper tool care and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance, switch off and
unplug the tool.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool using a
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soft brush or dry cloth.
Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth.
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Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
Regularly clean the cutting line and spool using a soft
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brush or dry cloth.
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