Makita BBC300L Instruction manual

ENGLISH (Original instructions)
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Cordless Brushcutter /
Cordless String Trimmer
BBC231U
BBC300L
BC231UD
BC300LD
010751
IMPORTANT: Read Before Using.
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ENGLISH (Original instructions)
SPECIFICATIONS
Model
BBC231U / BC231UD
Type of handle
Bike handle
No load speed
High
0 - 7,300 min-1
Low
0 - 5,300 min-1
Overall length
1,880 mm
Cutting blade diameter
230 mm
Net weight
7.1 kg
Rated voltage
D.C. 36 V
Standard battery cartridge and charger
Always keep the combinations of battery/charger on the right columns.
BL3626
DC36RA
Model
BL3622A
DC36WA
BBC300L / BC300LD
Type of handle
Loop handle
No load speed
High
0 - 6,600 min-1
Low
0 - 4,900 min-1
Overall length
1,850 mm
Cutting diameter with nylon cutting head
300 mm
Net weight
5.9 kg
Rated voltage
D.C. 36 V
Standard battery cartridge and charger
Always keep the combinations of battery/charger on the right columns.
BL3626
DC36RA
BL3622A
DC36WA
• Due to our continuing program of research and development, the specifications herein are subject to change without notice.
• Specifications and battery cartridge may differ from country to country.
• Weight, with battery cartridge, according to EPTA-Procedure 01/2003
Noise
Sound pressure level average
Model
LPA (dB(A))
Uncertainty K (dB(A))
Applicable
standard
BBC231U / BC231UD
79.7
2.5
ISO22868
BBC300L / BC300LD
79.3
2.5
EN786
• Even if the sound pressure level listed above is 80 dB(A) or less, the level under working may exceed 80 dB(A). Wear ear
protection.
Vibration
Left hand
Model
2
ah (m/s )
Right hand
Uncertainty K
2
(m/s )
2
ah (m/s )
•
Applicable
standard
BBC231U / BC231UD
2.5
1.5
2.5
1.5
ISO22867, EN786
BBC300L / BC300LD
2.5
1.5
2.5
1.5
EN786
ENG901-1
•
Uncertainty K
2
(m/s )
The declared vibration emission value has been
measured in accordance with the standard test
method and may be used for comparing one tool
with another.
The declared vibration emission value may also be
used in a preliminary assessment of exposure.
•
•
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WARNING:
The vibration emission during actual use of the
power tool can differ from the declared emission
value depending on the ways in which the tool is
used.
Be sure to identify safety measures to protect the
operator that are based on an estimation of
exposure in the actual conditions of use (taking
account of all parts of the operating cycle such as
ENH035-4
the times when the tool is switched off and when it
is running idle in addition to the trigger time).
For European countries only
EC Declaration of Conformity
END008-4
We Makita Corporation as the responsible
manufacturer declare that the following Makita
machine(s):
Designation of Machine:
Cordless Brushcutter
Model No./ Type: BBC231U,BC231UD
Specifications: see "SPECIFICATIONS" table.
are of series production and
Conforms to the following European Directives:
2000/14/EC, 2006/42/EC
And are manufactured in accordance with the following
standards or standardised documents:
EN/ISO11806, EN60745
The technical documentation is kept by:
Makita International Europe Ltd.
Technical Department,
Michigan Drive, Tongwell,
Milton Keynes, Bucks MK15 8JD, England
Symbols
The following show the symbols used for the equipment.
Be sure that you understand their meaning before use.
Take particular care and attention.
Read instruction manual.
Danger; be aware of thrown objects.
The distance between the tool and
bystanders must be at least 15 m.
Keep bystanders away.
Keep distance at least 15 m.
Avoid kickback.
Wear a helmet, goggles and ear
protection.
Wear protective gloves.
The conformity assessment procedure required by
Directive 2000/14/EC was in Accordance with annex V.
Measured Sound Power Level: 93.6dB (A)
Guaranteed Sound Power Level: 95dB (A)
Wear sturdy boots with nonslip soles.
Steeltoed
safety
boots
are
recommended.
Do not expose to moisture.
2.10.2012
Top permissible tool speed.
Cd
Ni-MH
Li-ion
000230
Tomoyasu Kato
Director
Makita Corporation
3-11-8, Sumiyoshi-cho,
Anjo, Aichi, 446-8502, JAPAN
Only for EU countries
Do not dispose of electric equipment or
battery pack together with household
waste material!
In observance of European Directive
2012/19/EU on waste electric and
electronic equipment, 2006/66/EC on
batteries and accumulators and waste
batteries and accumulators and their
implementation in accordance with
national laws, electric equipment and
battery pack that have reached the end
of their life must be collected separately
and returned to an environmentally
compatible recycling facility.
ENH040-3
For European countries only
EC Declaration of Conformity
We Makita Corporation as the responsible
manufacturer declare that the following Makita
machine(s):
Designation of Machine:
Cordless String Trimmer
Model No./ Type: BBC300L,BC300LD
Specifications: see "SPECIFICATIONS" table.
are of series production and
Conforms to the following European Directives:
2000/14/EC, 2006/42/EC
And are manufactured in accordance with the following
standards or standardised documents:
EN709,
EN/ISO10517,
EN/ISO11680,
EN/ISO11806, EN60745
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The technical documentation is kept by:
Makita International Europe Ltd.
Technical Department,
Michigan Drive, Tongwell,
Milton Keynes, Bucks MK15 8JD, England
General instructions
1.
The conformity assessment procedure required by
Directive 2000/14/EC was in Accordance with annex VIII.
Notified Body:
TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH
Tillystraße 2
90431 Nürnberg, Germany
Identification number 0197
Measured sound power level 91.3dB(A)
Guaranteed sound power level 93dB(A)
The EC-Type Examination Certificate No. as a pole saw
with pole saw attachment is:
4811008.12016
The EC-Type Examination per 2006/42/EC was
performed by:
DEKRA Testing and Certification GmbH
Enderstraße 92b
01277 Dresden, Germany
Identification No. 2140
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Never allow people unfamiliar with these
instructions, people (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities,
or lack of experience and knowledge to use the
tool. Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the tool.
Before starting the tool, read this instruction
manual to become familiar with the handling of
the tool.
Do not lend the tool to a person with insufficient
experience or knowledge regarding handling of
brushcutters and string trimmers.
When lending the tool, always attach this
instruction manual.
Handle the tool with the utmost care and attention.
Never use the tool after consuming alcohol or
drugs, or if feeling tired or ill.
Never attempt to modify the tool.
Follow the regulations about handling of
brushcutters and string trimmers in your country.
Personal protective equipment
2.10.2012
000230
Tomoyasu Kato
Director
Makita Corporation
3-11-8, Sumiyoshi-cho,
Anjo, Aichi, 446-8502, JAPAN
013122
1.
GEB068-3
2.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
3.
WARNING! Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious injury.
4.
Save all warnings and
instructions for future reference.
Work area safety
1.
Intended use
1.
Wear safety helmet, protective goggles and
protective gloves to protect yourself from flying
debris or falling objects.
Wear ear protection such as ear muffs to prevent
hearing loss.
Wear proper clothing and shoes for safe
operation, such as a work overall and sturdy, nonslip shoes. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair can be caught
in moving parts.
When touching the cutting blade, wear protective
gloves. Cutting blades can cut bare hands severely.
The cordless brushcutter/string trimmer is only
intended for cutting grass, weeds, bushes and
undergrowth. It should not be used for any other
purpose such as edging or hedge cutting as this
may cause injury.
2.
4
Operate the tool under good visibility and daylight
conditions only. Do not operate the tool in
darkness or fog.
Do not operate the tool in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids,
gases or dust. The tool creates sparks which may
ignite the dust or fumes.
3.
4.
5.
6.
During operation, never stand on an unstable or
slippery surface or a steep slope. During the cold
season, beware of ice and snow and always
ensure secure footing.
During operation, keep bystanders or animals at
least 15 m away from the tool. Stop the tool as
soon as someone approaches.
Before operation, examine the work area for
stones or other solid objects. They can be thrown
or cause dangerous kickback and result in
serious injury and/or property damage.
WARNING: Use of this product can create
dust containing chemicals which may cause
respiratory or other illnesses. Some examples of
these chemicals are compounds found in
pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers and herbicides.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending
on how often you do this type of work. To reduce
your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well
ventilated area, and work with approved safety
equipment, such as those dust masks that are
specially designed to filter out microscopic
particles.
Putting into operation
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Electrical and battery safety
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Do not expose the tool to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering the tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
Do not use the tool if the switch does not turn it
on and off. Any tool that cannot be controlled with
the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch
is in the off-position before installing a battery
pack, picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying the
tool with your finger on the switch or energising
the tool that have the switch on invites accidents.
Recharge only with the charger specified by the
manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one
type of battery pack may create a risk of fire when
used with another battery pack.
Use the tool only with specifically designated
battery packs. Use of any other battery packs
may create a risk of injury and fire.
When battery pack is not in use, keep it away
from other metal objects, like paper clips, coins,
keys, nails, screws or other small metal objects,
that can make a connection from one terminal to
another. Shorting the battery terminals together
may cause burns or a fire.
Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected
from the battery; avoid contact. If contact
accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid
contacts eyes, seek medical help. Liquid ejected
from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
Before assembling or adjusting the tool, remove
the battery cartridge.
Before handling the cutter blade, wear protective
gloves.
Before installing the battery cartridge, inspect the
tool for damages, loose screws/nuts or improper
assembly. Sharpen blunt cutter blade. If the cutter
blade is bent or damaged, replace it. Check all
control levers and switches for easy action. Clean
and dry the handles.
Never attempt to switch on the tool if it is
damaged or not fully assembled. Otherwise
serious injury may result.
Remove any adjusting key or wrench before
turning the tool on. A wrench or a key left
attached to a rotating part of the tool may result in
personal injury.
Adjust the shoulder harness and hand grip to suit
the operator's body size.
When inserting a battery cartridge, keep the
cutting attachment clear of your body and other
object, including the ground. It may rotate when
starting and may cause injury or damage to the
tool and/or property.
Operation
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
5
In the event of an emergency, switch off the tool
immediately.
If you feel any unusual condition (e.g. noise,
vibration) during operation, switch off the tool. Do
not use the tool until the cause is recognized and
solved.
The cutting attachment continues to rotate for a
short period after turning the tool off. Don't rush to
contact the cutting attachment.
During operation, use the shoulder harness. Keep
the tool on your right side firmly.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times. Watch for hidden obstacles
such as tree stumps, roots and ditches to avoid
stumbling.
Never work on a ladder or tree to avoid loss of
control.
If the tool gets heavy impact or fall, check the
condition before continuing work. Check the
controls and safety devices for malfunction. If
there is any damage or doubt, ask our authorized
service center for the inspection and repair.
Do not touch the gear case. The gear case
becomes hot during operation.
Take a rest to prevent loss of control caused by
fatigue. We recommend taking a 10 to 20-minute
rest every hour.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
When you leave the tool, even if it is a short time,
always remove the battery cartridge. The
unattended tool with the battery cartridge installed
may be used by unauthorized person and cause
serious accident.
If grass or branches get caught between the
cutting attachment and guard, always turn the
tool off and remove the battery cartridge before
cleaning. Otherwise the cutting attachment may
rotate unintentionally and cause serious injury.
If the cutting attachment hits stones or other hard
objects, immediately turn the tool off. Then
remove the battery cartridge and inspect the
cutting attachment.
Check the cutting attachment frequently during
operation for cracks or damages. Before the
inspection, remove the battery cartridge and wait
until the cutting attachment stops completely.
Replace
damaged
cutting
attachment
immediately, even if it has only superficial cracks.
Never cut above waist height.
Before starting the cutting operation, wait until the
cutting attachment reaches a constant speed
after turning the tool on.
When using metal blades, swing the tool evenly
in half-circle from right to left, like using a scythe.
010810
3.
To avoid kickback:
Apply the segment between 8 and 11 o'clock.
Never apply the segment between 12 and 2
o'clock.
Never apply the segment between 11 and 12
o'clock and between 2 and 5 o'clock, unless
the operator is well trained and experienced
and does it at his/her own risk.
Never use cutting blades close to solids,
such as fences, walls, tree trunks and stones.
Never use cutting blades vertically, for such
operations as edging and trimming hedges.
Cutting attachments
1.
2.
3.
Use an applicable cutting attachment for the job
in hand.
Nylon cutting heads (string trimmer heads)
are suitable for trimming lawn grass.
Metal blades are suitable for cutting weeds,
high grasses, bushes, shrubs, underwood,
thicket, and the like.
Never use other blades including metal multipiece pivoting chains and flail blades. It may
result in serious injury.
Always use the cutting attachment guard properly
suited for the cutting attachment used.
When using metal blades, avoid "kickback" and
always prepare for an accidental kickback. See
the section "Kickback."
010811
Vibration
1.
2.
Kickback (Blade thrust)
1.
2.
Kickback (blade thrust) is a sudden reaction to a
caught or bound cutting blade. Once it occurs, the
tool is thrown sideway or toward the operator at
great force and it may cause serious injury.
Kickback occurs particularly when applying the
blade segment between 12 and 2 o'clock to solids,
bushes and trees with 3 cm or larger diameter.
People with poor circulation who are exposed to
excessive vibration may experience injury to
blood vessels or the nervous system. Vibration
may cause the following symptoms to occur in the
fingers, hands or wrists: "Falling asleep"
(numbness), tingling, pain, stabbing sensation,
alteration of skin color or of the skin. If any of
these symptoms occur, see a physician!
To reduce the risk of "white finger disease", keep
your hands warm during operation and well
maintain the tool and accessories.
Transport
1.
2.
3.
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Before transporting the tool, turn it off and remove
the battery cartridge. Attach the cover to the
cutting blade.
When transporting the tool, carry it in a horizontal
position by holding the shaft.
When transporting the tool in a vehicle, properly
secure it to avoid turnover. Otherwise damage to
the tool and other baggage may result.
ENC007-7
Maintenance
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
Have your tool serviced by our authorized service
center, always using only genuine replacement
parts. Incorrect repair and poor maintenance can
shorten the life of the tool and increase the risk of
accidents.
Before doing any maintenance or repair work or
cleaning the tool, always turn it off and remove
the battery cartridge.
Always wear protective gloves when handling the
cutting blade.
Always clean dust and dirt off the tool. Never use
gasoline, benzine, thinner, alcohol or the like for
the purpose. Discoloration, deformation or cracks
of the plastic components may result.
After each use, tighten all screws and nuts.
Do not attempt any maintenance or repair not
described in the instruction manual. Ask our
authorized service center for such work.
Always use our genuine spare parts and
accessories only. Using parts or accessories
supplied by a third party may result in the tool
breakdown, property damage and/or serious injury.
Request our authorized service center to inspect
and maintain the tool at regular interval.
FOR BATTERY CARTRIDGE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Storage
1.
2.
3.
Before storing the tool, perform full cleaning and
maintenance. Remove the battery cartridge.
Attach the cover to the cutting blade.
Store the tool in a dry and high or locked location
out of reach of children.
Do not prop the tool against something, such as a
wall. Otherwise it may fall suddenly and cause an
injury.
6.
7.
8.
9.
First aid
1.
2.
Always have a first-aid kit close by. Immediately
replace any item taken from the first aid kit.
When asking for help, give the following information:
Place of the accident
What happened
Number of injured persons
Nature of the injury
Your name
Before using battery cartridge, read all
instructions and cautionary markings on (1)
battery charger, (2) battery, and (3) product
using battery.
Do not disassemble battery cartridge.
If operating time has become excessively
shorter, stop operating immediately. It may
result in a risk of overheating, possible burns
and even an explosion.
If electrolyte gets into your eyes, rinse them out
with clear water and seek medical attention right
away. It may result in loss of your eyesight.
Do not short the battery cartridge:
(1) Do not touch the terminals with any
conductive material.
(2) Avoid storing battery cartridge in a
container with other metal objects such
as nails, coins, etc.
(3) Do not expose battery cartridge to water
or rain.
A battery short can cause a large current flow,
overheating, possible burns and even a
breakdown.
Do not store the tool and battery cartridge in
locations where the temperature may reach or
exceed 50 C (122 F).
Do not incinerate the battery cartridge even if
it is severely damaged or is completely worn
out. The battery cartridge can explode in a fire.
Be careful not to drop or strike battery.
Do not use a damaged battery.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Tips for maintaining maximum battery life
1.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
2.
WARNING:
3.
DO NOT let comfort or familiarity with product
(gained from repeated use) replace strict adherence
to safety rules for the subject product. MISUSE or
failure to follow the safety rules stated in this
instruction manual may cause serious personal
injury.
4.
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Charge
the
battery
cartridge
before
completely discharged.
Always stop tool operation and charge the
battery cartridge when you notice less tool
power.
Never recharge a fully charged battery cartridge.
Overcharging shortens the battery service life.
Charge the battery cartridge with room
temperature at 10 C - 40 C (50 F - 104 F).
Let a hot battery cartridge cool down before
charging it.
Charge the battery cartridge once in every six
months if you do not use it for a long period
of time.
PARTS DESCRIPTION
BBC231U / BC231UD
BBC300L / BC300LD
1
1
2
2
4
5
5
3
3
4
9
11
9
6
6
12
10
10
7
7
8
8
1
Battery cartridge
7
Gear case
2
Indication lamp
8
Cutting tool
3
Switch trigger
9
Shoulder harness
4
Hanger (suspension point)
10
Buckle
5
Grip
11
Barrier
6
Guard (cutting attachment guard)
12
Guard extension
013124
8
lock-off button. This can cause switch
breakage. Operating a tool with a switch that does
not actuate properly can lead to loss of control and
serious personal injury.
FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION
•
WARNING:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off
and battery cartridge is removed before
adjusting or checking the functions on the tool.
Failure to switch off and remove the battery
cartridge may result in serious personal injury from
accidental start-up.
2
Installing or removing battery cartridge
1
BBC231U / BC231UD
1. Red indicator
2. Slide button
3. Battery
cartridge
2
1. Lock-off button
2. Switch trigger
1
011720
1
1. Lock-off button
2. Switch trigger
3
2
BBC300L / BC300LD
010752
CAUTION:
•
Always switch off the tool before installing or
removing of the battery cartridge.
•
Hold the tool and the battery cartridge firmly
when installing or removing battery cartridge.
Failure to hold the tool and the battery cartridge
firmly may cause them to slip off your hands and
result in damage to the tool and battery cartridge
and a personal injury.
To remove the battery cartridge, slide it from the tool
while sliding the button on the front of the cartridge.
To install the battery cartridge, align the tongue on the
battery cartridge with the groove in the housing and slip
it into place. Insert it all the way until it locks in place
with a little click. If you can see the red indicator on the
upper side of the button, it is not locked completely.
•
•
011723
To prevent the switch trigger from being accidentally
pulled, a lock-off button is provided.
To start the tool, press in the lock-off button and pull the
switch trigger. The tool speed is increased by increasing
pressure on the switch trigger. Release the switch
trigger to stop.
Reversing Switch for Debris Removal
A
B
1
CAUTION:
Always install the battery cartridge fully until the
red indicator cannot be seen. If not, it may
accidentally fall out of the tool, causing injury to
you or someone around you.
Do not install the battery cartridge forcibly. If the
cartridge does not slide in easily, it is not being
inserted correctly.
BBC231U / BC231UD
011722
1
B
A
Power switch action
•
1. Reversing
switch
2. A position
depressed for
normal operation
3. B position
depressed for
weed and
debris removal
WARNING:
Before inserting the battery cartridge in the
tool, always check to see that the switch
trigger actuates properly and returns to the
"OFF" position when released. Do not pull the
switch trigger hard without pressing in the
BBC300L / BC300LD
1. Reversing
switch
2. A position
depressed for
normal operation
3. B position
depressed for
weed and debris
removal
011726
This tool has a reversing switch which is only provided
to change the direction of rotation so that it can be used
to remove weeds and debris entangled in the tool. To
operated the tool normally the "A" side of the switch
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should be depressed.
To remove weeds and debris that are jammed in the
rotating head the tool can be reversed by depressing
the "B" side of the switch. In the reverse position the
tool will only operate for a short period of time and
automatically shut off.
Battery/motor protection system
The battery cartridge and tool are provided with
protection devices that will automatically reduce or cut
off power to the tool when overload situations develop
that may cause damage to the tool or battery cartridge.
If the tool becomes overloaded but not locked up a
protector is provided to reduce the revolutions to protect
the motor. In this case the two indicator lamps described
in the table below do not light or blink.
All other protection functions can be identified by the
indicator lights described in the table below.
WARNING:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off
and battery cartridge is removed before
removing weeds or debris entangled in the tool
that could not be removed when operated in
the reverse mode. Failure to switch off and
remove the battery cartridge may result in serious
personal injury from accidental start-up.
NOTICE:
•
Always check the direction of rotation before
operation.
•
Use the reversing switch only after the tool comes
to a complete stop. Changing the direction of
rotation before the tool stops may damage it.
•
1
010765
Speed change
1. Speed change
switch lever
1
BBC231U / BC231UD
011721
1. Speed change
switch lever
1
2
BBC300L / BC300LD
1
011724
Two speed ranges can be preselected with the speed
change switch.
Flipping the speed change switch lever to the "1"
position will set the tool to the low speed range and the
"2" position will set the tool to the high speed range.
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1. Indication lamp
Action to be taken
Status
-
Blinking
Battery power has been
nearly used up.
Replace the battery with fully charged one.
-
Lighting On
Battery protector is
shutting off the power battery power has been
used up.
Replace the battery with fully charged one.
Release the switch trigger and remove the
cause of the motor lock or overload. If the
cutting tool is locked by entangling weeds or
the like, always remove the battery cartridge
before clearing it.
Blinking
-
Overload protector is shutting
off the power - the motor was
locked.
Lighting On
-
Overheat protector is shutting
off the power - overheating.
Rest the equipment for a while.
Blinking
Blinking
Electric or electronic
malfunction
Ask your local authorized service center for
repairs.
010823
Nylon cutting head (optional accessory for a
product that comes with a cutter blade)
Battery remaining capacity indicator (only for
models with Battery BL3622A)
NOTICE:
•
Do not attempt to bump feed the head while the
tool is operating at a high RPM. Bump feeding at a
high RPM may cause damage to the nylon cutting
head.
•
The bump feed will not operate properly if the
head is not rotating.
Battery BL3622A is equipped with the battery remaining
capacity indicator.
1
1. Indicator lamps
2. CHECK button
1
1. Most effective
cutting area
2
011715
Press the CHECK button to indicate the battery
remaining capacity. The indicator lamps will then light
for approx. three seconds.
010770
The nylon cutting head is a dual string trimmer head
provided with a bump & feed mechanism.
To cause the nylon cord to feed out, the cutting head
should be bumped against the ground while rotating at a
low RPM. As the nylon cord is feeding out it will
automatically be cut to the proper length by the cutters
on the guard extension.
NOTE:
If the nylon cord does not feed out while bumping the
head, rewind/replace the nylon cord by following the
procedures described under "Maintenance."
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Installing the handle
For model BBC231U,BC231UD
Indicator lamps
Lighted
Off
E
Blinking
F
Remaining capacity
1. Grip
2. Handle
3. Screw
1
70% to 100%
45% to 70%
3
20% to 45%
0% to 20%
2
Charge the battery.
012456
The battery may have
malfunctioned.
Insert the shaft of the handle into the grip as shown.
Align the screw hole in the grip with the one in the shaft.
Tighten the screw securely.
011713
•
•
•
When only the lowermost indicator lamp (next to
the "E") blinks, or when none of the indicator
lamps light, the battery capacity has run out, so
the tool does not operate. In these cases, charge
the battery or replace the empty battery with a fully
charged one.
When two or more indicator lamps do not light
even after charging is complete, the battery has
reached the end of its service life.
When the upper two and lower two indicator lamps
light alternately, the battery may have
malfunctioned. Contact your local Makita
authorized service center.
2
3
4
011485
Loosen knob.
Place handle between handle clamp and handle holder.
Adjust the handle to an angle that provides a
comfortable working position and then secure by firmly
hand-tightening knob.
For model BBC300L,BC300LD
NOTE:
•
The indicated capacity may be lower than the
actual level during use or immediately after using
the tool.
•
Depending on the conditions of use and the
ambient temperature, the indication may differ
slightly from the actual capacity.
•
1. Barrier
2. Grip
3. Spacer
4. Arrow mark
2
4
ASSEMBLY
•
1. Knob
2. Handle clamp
3. Handle holder
4. Compression
spring
1
3
1
WARNING:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off
and battery cartridge is removed before
carrying out any work on the tool. Failure to
switch off and remove the battery cartridge may
result in serious personal injury from accidental
start-up.
Never start the tool unless it is completely
assembled. Operation of the tool in a partially
assembled state may result in serious personal
injury from accidental start-up.
013123
Fit the barrier and grip onto the shaft pipe with four
screws. Make sure that the grip/barrier assembly is
fitted between the spacer and the arrow mark.
Position the barrier on the left side of the tool. Then
tighten four screws so that the grip/barrier assembly
cannot move or rotate on the shaft pipe.
•
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WARNING:
Do not remove or shrink the spacer. The spacer
keeps a certain distance between both hands.
Setting the grip/barrier assembly close to the other
grip beyond the length of the spacer may cause
loss of control and serious personal injury.
Installing the guard
1
1. Cutter blade
2. Guard
2
1. Two bolts
2. Protector cover
3. Guard
1
2
3
010778
Fix the guard to the clamp with two bolts as shown.
Tighten the right and left bolts evenly.
013140
1
1. Nylon cutting
head
2. Guard
3. Guard extension
2
1
1. Guard
2. Guard
extension
3
2
010768
•
•
010777
WARNING:
Never use the tool without the guard illustrated
in place. Failure to do so can cause serious
personal injury.
When using a nylon cutting head, mount the guard
extension. Place the guard extension onto the mounting
track provided on the lower edge of the guard. And slide
it into position until the guard extension clicks and locks
into place. The guard extension is designed so that it
will only mount onto the guard in one direction.
CAUTION:
While installing the guard extension be careful
not to contact the sharp nylon cord cutter
provided on the guard extension. Contact with
the cutter could result in personal injury.
NOTE:
•
Remove tape adhered to cutter, which cuts nylon
cord, on guard extension at the first use.
1. Bolt
2. Wing
1
2
012457
Attach the protector cover onto the gear case. Slightly
push the wings outward and put the bolts into the holes
in the wings.
NOTICE:
•
Do not push the wings outward too much.
Otherwise it may break.
010849
To remove the guard extension, use a flat-blade
screwdriver and place it into the small notch provided on
the locking nub. To unlock the guard extension press
down on the locking nub while sliding the lower guard
extension in the direction indicated in the figure. Once
the guard extension starts to slide it is unlocked and can
be removed by continuing to slide it off of the guard.
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cutter blade with the hex nut with 13 to 23 Nm of
tightening torque during holding the receive washer with
hex wrench.
Installing the cutter blade
•
WARNING:
The outside diameter of the cutter blade must
be 230 mm. Never use any blade exceeding 230
mm in outside diameter.
CAUTION:
The cutter blade must be well polished, free of
cracks or breakage. Polish or replace the cutter
blade every three hours of operation.
•
Always wear gloves when handling the cutter
blade.
•
Always attach the blade cover when the tool is not
in use or is being transported.
•
The cutter blade-fastening nut (with spring
washer) is a consumable part. If there appears
any wear or deformation on the spring washer,
replace the nut. Ask your local authorized service
center to order it.
NOTICE:
•
Be sure to use genuine Makita cutter blade.
•
010758
Make sure that the blade is the left way up.
Installing nylon cutting head
CAUTION:
Only use the nylon cutting head with the guard
and guard extension in place. Failure to do so
can cause serious personal injury.
NOTICE:
•
Be sure to use genuine Makita nylon cutting head.
Turn the tool upside down so that you can replace the
nylon cutting head easily.
•
Turn the tool upside down so that you can replace the
cutter blade easily.
6
5
4
3
2
1. Hex wrench
2. Receive washer
3. Cutter blade
4. Clamp washer
5. Cup
6. Hex nut
3
1. Threaded
spindle
2. Hex wrench
3. Receive washer
1
2
010769
1
Insert the hex wrench through the hole on the protector
cover and the gear case and rotate the receive washer
until it is locked with the hex wrench. Mount the nylon
cutting head onto the threaded spindle directly and
tighten it by turning it counterclockwise. Remove the
hex wrench.
To remove the nylon cutting head, turn the nylon cutting
head clockwise while holding the receive washer with
the hex wrench.
010756
To dismount the cutter blade, insert the hex wrench
through the hole on the protector cover and gear case.
Rotate the receive washer until it is locked with the hex
wrench. Loosen the hex nut (left-hand thread) with the
socket wrench and remove the nut, cup, clamp washer
and hex wrench.
1. Hex wrench
•
1
010757
Mount the cutter blade onto the shaft so that the guide
of the receive washer fits in the arbor hole in the cutter
blade. Install the clamp washer, cup, and secure the
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CAUTION:
If during operation the nylon cutting head
accidentally impacts a rock or hard object the
trimmer should be stopped and inspected for
any damage. If the nylon cutting head is
damaged it should be replaced immediately.
Use of a damaged nylon cutting head could result
in serous personal injury.
Detachment
OPERATION
1. Buckle
Correct handling of tool (BBC231U,BC231UD)
Correct posture
•
WARNING:
Always position the tool on your right-hand
side so that the shaft of the left handle is
always in front of your body. Correct positioning
of the tool allows for maximum control and will
reduce the risk of serious personal injury caused
by kickback.
1
010759
The buckle is provided with a means of quick release
which can be accomplished by simply squeezing the
sides and the buckle.
WARNING:
Be extremely careful to maintain control of the
tool at this time. Do not allow the tool to be
deflected toward you or anyone in the work
vicinity. Failure to do so could result in serious
injury.
Adjustment of the hanger position and shoulder
harness
When replacing an accessory with another, the weight
balance of the tool may change. In such case, adjust
the hanger position and shoulder harness length as
follows.
To change the hanger position, loosen the fixing screw
on the hanger with the supplied wrench and then move
the hanger and the cushion. The cushion can be moved
easily by twisting it.
•
010753
As shown in the figure fit the shoulder harness and
hang the tool firmly on your right side so that the shaft of
the left handle is always ahead of you.
Attachment of shoulder harness
1. Hanger
1
1. Lever
012478
Adjust the hanger position and shoulder harness length
so that:
the hanger positions 750mm or higher from the
ground,
the cutting tool positions 100mm to 300mm high
from the ground and
the unguarded part of cutting tool is horizontally
750mm or farther away from the hanger.
After adjusting the hanger position, tighten the screw
with the wrench securely.
1
010760
Wear the shoulder harness on your back and buckle it
up until a click is heard. Make sure that it cannot be
taken off with pulling it off. Hang the tool as shown.
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Detachment
Correct handling of tool (BBC300L,BC300LD)
Correct posture
•
WARNING:
Always position the tool on your right-hand
side so that the barrier is always in front of
your body. Correct positioning of the tool allows
for maximum control and will reduce the risk of
serious personal injury caused by kickback.
010817
The buckle is provided with a means of quick release
which can be accomplished by simply squeezing the
sides and the buckle.
WARNING:
Be extremely careful to maintain control of the
tool at all times. Do not allow the tool to be
deflected toward you or anyone in the work
vicinity. Failure to keep control of the tool could
result in serious injury to the bystander and the
operator.
Adjustment of the hanger position and shoulder
harness
When replacing an accessory with another, the weight
balance of the tool may change. In such case, adjust
the hanger position and shoulder harness length as
follows.
To change the hanger position, loosen the fixing screw
on the hanger with the supplied wrench and then move
the hanger.
•
010767
As shown in the figure, put the shoulder harness on
your left shoulder by putting your head and right arm
through it and keep the tool on your right side while
always keeping the barrier in front of your body.
Attachment of shoulder harness
1. Hanger
1
012479
Adjust the hanger position and shoulder harness length
so that:
the hanger positions 750mm or higher from the
ground,
the cutting tool positions up to 300mm high from
the ground and
the unguarded part of cutting tool is horizontally
750mm or farther away from the hanger.
After adjusting the hanger position, tighten the screw
with the wrench securely.
010816
After putting the shoulder harness on it can be attached
to the tool by connecting the buckles provided on both
the tool hook and the harness. Be sure that the buckles
click and lock completely in place.
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cord.
MAINTENANCE
1. Spool
2. For left hand
rotation
80mm
WARNING:
•
Always be sure that the tool is switched off
and battery cartridge is removed before
attempting
to
perform
inspection
or
maintenance on the tool. Failure to switch off
and remove the battery cartridge may result in
serious personal injury from accidental start-up.
NOTICE:
Never use gasoline, benzine, thinner, alcohol or the
like. Discoloration, deformation or cracks may result.
1
2
010992
Hook the middle of the new nylon cord to the notch
located at the center of the spool between the 2
channels provided for the nylon cord. One side of the
cord should be about 80mm longer than the other side.
Wind both ends firmly around the spool in the direction
marked on the head for left hand direction indicated by
LH.
Supply of grease to gear case
1. Grease hole
2. Gear case
1. Notches
1
100mm
2
010812
1
Supply grease (Shell Alvania 2 or equivalent) to the
gear case through the grease hole every 30 hours.
(Genuine Makita grease may be purchased from your
Makita dealer.)
010993
Wind all but about 100 mm of the cords, leaving the
ends temporarily hooked through a notch on the side of
the spool.
Replacing the nylon cord
•
•
WARNING:
Always be sure that the tool is switched off
and battery cartridge is removed before
attempting
to
perform
inspection
or
maintenance on the tool. Failure to switch off
and remove the battery cartridge may result in
serious personal injury from accidental start-up.
Make sure that the cover of the nylon cutting
head is secured to the housing properly as
described below. Failure to properly secure the
cover may cause the nylon cutting head to fly
apart resulting in serious personal injury.
1
1
010994
Mount the spool in the housing so that the grooves and
protrusions on the spool match up with those in the
housing. Keep the side with letters on the spool visible
on the top. Now, unhook the ends of the cord from their
temporary position and feed the cords through the
eyelets to come out of the housing.
1. Cover
2. Latches
3. Press
2
3
1. Eyelets
3
010772
Press inward on the housing latches and lift upward to
remove the cover. Discard any of the remaining nylon
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1
2
1. Cover
2. Protrusion (Not
shown)
3. Slot of the
eyelet
3
010776
Align the protrusion on the underside of the cover with
the slots of the eyelets. Then push cover firmly onto the
housing to secure it. Make sure the latches fully spread
in the cover.
To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs,
any other maintenance or adjustment should be
performed by Makita Authorized Service Centers,
always using Makita replacement parts.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
Before asking for repairs, conduct your own inspection
first. If you find a problem that is not explained in the
manual, do not attempt to dismantle the tool. Instead,
ask Makita Authorized Service Centers, always using
Makita replacement parts for repairs.
Malfunction status
Motor does not run.
Motor stops running after a
little use.
Action
Cause
Battery cartridge is not installed.
Install the battery cartridge.
Battery problem (under voltage)
Recharge the battery. If recharging
is not effective, replace battery.
The drive system does not work
correctly.
Ask your local authorized service
center for repair.
Rotation is in reverse.
Change the direction of rotation
with the reversing switch.
Battery's charge level is low.
Recharge the battery. If recharging
is not effective, replace battery.
Overheating.
Battery is installed improperly.
It does not reach maximum
RPM.
Cutting tool does not rotate:
stop the machine immediately!
Abnormal vibration:
stop the machine immediately!
Cutting tool and motor cannot
stop: Remove the battery
immediately!
Stop using of tool to allow it to cool
down.
Install the battery cartridge as
described in this manual.
Battery power is dropping.
Recharge the battery. If recharging
is not effective, replace battery.
The drive system does not work
correctly.
Ask your local authorized service
center for repair.
Foreign object such as a branch
is jammed between the guard
and the nylon cutting head or cutter
blade.
Remove the foreign object.
Cutter blade fastening nut is loose.
Tighten the nut properly as
described in this manual.
The cutter blade is bended.
Replace the cutter blade.
The drive system does not
work correctly.
Ask your local authorized service
center for repair.
One of nylon cord has been broken
and the head got unbalanced.
Bump the nylon cutting head
against the ground while it is
rotating to cause the cord to feed.
The cutter blade is bended,
cracked or worn.
Cutter blade fastening nut is loose.
Replace the cutter blade.
Cutter blade is fastened improperly.
Tighten the nut properly as
described in this manual.
The drive system does not work
correctly.
Ask your local authorized service
center for repair.
Electric or electronic malfunction.
Remove the battery and ask your
local authorized service center for
repair.
010824
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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
CAUTION:
These
accessories
or
attachments
are
recommended for use with your Makita tool
specified in this manual. The use of any other
accessories or attachments might present a risk of
injury to persons. Only use accessory or
attachment for its stated purpose.
If you need any assistance for more details regarding
these accessories, ask your local Makita Service Center.
•
Cutter blade
•
Nylon cutting head
•
Pole hedge trimmer attachment (for model
BBC300L,BC300LD)
•
Pole
saw
attachment
(for
model
BBC300L,BC300LD)
•
Cultivator
attachment
(for
model
BBC300L,BC300LD)
•
Makita genuine battery and charger
•
NOTE:
•
Some items in the list may be included in the tool
package as standard accessories. They may differ
from country to country.
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Makita Corporation
Anjo, Aichi, Japan
884944H226
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