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Hints For Optimum Use; Maintenance - Black & Decker GL680 User Manual

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Fitting the heavy duty cutting line (fig. G & L)
Your strimmer will reach you with the Reflex plus spool installed.
To fit the HDL Heavy Duty Line cutting system, proceed as follows:
Unplug the tool.
Keep the tabs (18) depressed and remove the spool cover
(19) from the housing (12) (fig. G).
Make sure a piece of heavy cutting line is correctly fitted
to the heavy cutting head, as described in "Maintenance -
Fitting a new piece of heavy duty cutting line" (see fig. L).
Align the tabs on the heavy cutting head with the cut outs
(22) in the housing (fig. G).
Push the heavy cutting head onto the housing until it
snaps securely into place.
Connecting the tool to the mains
Connect the female plug of a suitable extension cable to
the power inlet (4).
Loop the cable through the cable restraint (3).
Insert the mains plug into a mains outlet.
For wired in cable units: Make sure the cable is looped
through the cable restraint prior to connecting the plug to
the mains outlet.
Warning! The extension cable must be suitable for outdoor use.
Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Setting the tool to trimming or edging mode (fig. D, E & F)
The tool can be used in trimming mode as shown in fig. D or in
edging mode to trim overhanging grass along lawn edges and
flower beds as shown in fig. E.
Warning! Do not use the heavy duty cutting system for edging.
Trimming mode (fig. D & F)
For trimming, the trimmer head should be in the position
shown in fig. D. If it is not:
Depress the adjustment button (7).
Rotate the head (9), while releasing the button.
When the head is in position, the button will lock into place.
Note: The head will only rotate in one direction.
Edging mode (fig. E & F)
For edging, the trimmer head should be in the position shown
in fig. E. If it is not:
Depress the adjustment button (7).
Rotate the head (9), while releasing the button.
When the head is in position, the button will lock into place.
Note: The head will only rotate in one direction.
Warning! Do not use the heavy duty cutting system for edging.
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Adjusting the height of the tool (fig. F)
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 (7).
Gently pull the tube (15) in or out of the motor housing (9)
to the desired height, while releasing the button.
When the tube is in position, the button will lock into place.
Switching on and off
To switch the tool on, squeeze the trigger lever (1).
To switch the tool off, release the trigger lever.
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 grass.
Trimming
Hold the tool as shown in fig. D.
Gently swing the trimmer from side to side.
When cutting long grass, work in stages from the top.
Take small cuts.
Keep the tool away from hard objects and delicate plants.
If the tool starts running slowly, reduce the load.
Edging
Optimum cutting results are achieved on edges deeper than 50 mm.
Do not use the tool to create edges. To create edges,
use an edging spade.
Guide the tool as shown in fig. E.
To make a closer cut, slightly tilt the tool.

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
soft brush or dry cloth.
Regularly clean the cutting line and spool using a soft
brush or dry cloth.
Regularly use a blunt scraper to remove grass and dirt
from the underneath of the guard.
Fitting a new spool of cutting line (fig. G & H)
Replacement spools of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6441).

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