Black & Decker GTC1843L Instruction manual

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GTC1843L
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(Original instructions)
Intended use
Your Black & Decker hedgetrimmer has been designed for
trimming hedges, shrubs and brambles. 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.
Safety instructions
General power tool safety warnings
Warning! Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow all instructions may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term “power tool” in all of the warnings listed below
refers to your mains operated (corded) power tool or battery
operated (cordless) power tool.
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1. Work area safety
a. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and dark
areas invite accidents.
b. Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases
or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes.
c. Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
2. Electrical safety
a. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs
with earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs
and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
b. Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded
surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock
if your body is earthed or grounded.
c. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
d. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for
carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep
cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving
parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of
electric shock.
e. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an
extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord
suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
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f. If operating a power tool in a damp location is
unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD)
protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of
electric shock.
3. Personal safety
a. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating a power tool. Do not
use a power tool while you are tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment
of inattention while operating power tools may result in
serious personal injury.
b. Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection
used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal
injuries.
c. Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is
in the off-position before connecting to power source
and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or
energising power tools that have the switch on invites
accidents.
d. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning
the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to
a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal
injury.
e. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. This enables better control of the power tool
in unexpected situations.
f. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away
from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair
can be caught in moving parts.
g. If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of dust collection
can reduce dust-related hazards.
4. Power tool use and care
a. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power
tool for your application. The correct power tool will
do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
designed.
b. Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn
it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
(Original instructions)
c. Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or
the battery pack from the power tool before making
any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing
power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce
the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
d. Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and
do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool
or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
e. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and
any other condition that may affect the power tools
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
f. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less
likely to bind and are easier to control.
g. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc.
In accordance with these instructions, taking into
account the working conditions and the work to be
performed. Use of the power tool for operations different
from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
5. Battery tool use and care
a. 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.
b. Use power tools only with specifically designated
battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may
create a risk of injury and fire.
c. 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.
d. Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from
the battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally
occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes,
additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the
battery may cause irritation or burns.
6. Service
a. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts.
This will make sure that the safety of the power tool is
maintained.
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Additional power tool safety warnings
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Warning! Additional safety warnings for hedge
trimmers
Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces when
performing an operation where the cutting tool may
contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with
a “live” wire will also make exposed metal parts of the
power tool “live” and give the operator an electric shock.
Keep all parts of the body away from the cutter blade.
Do not remove cut material or hold material to be
cut when blades are moving. Make sure the switch
is off when clearing jammed material. A moment of
inattention while operating the tool can result in serious
personal injury.
Carry the hedge trimmer by the handle with the cutter
blade stopped. When transporting or storing the
hedge trimmer always fit the cutting device cover.
Proper handling of the hedge trimmer will reduce possible
personal injury from the cutter blades.
Keep cable away from cutting area. During operation
the cable can be hidden in shrubs and can be accidentally
cut by the blade.
The intended use is described in this instruction manual.
The use of any accessory or attachment or performance
of any operation with this tool other than those
recommended in this instruction manual can present a
risk of personal injury and/or damage to property.
Do not carry the tool with your hands on the front handle,
switch or the trigger switch unless the battery has been
removed.
If you have not used a hedge trimmer before, preferably
seek practical instruction by an experienced user in
addition to studying this manual.
Never touch the blades while the tool is running.
Never attempt to force the blades to come to a standstill.
Do not put the tool down until the blades have come to a
complete standstill.
Regularly check the blades for damage and wear.
Do not use the tool when the blades are damaged.
Take care to avoid hard objects (e.g. metal wire, railings)
when trimming. Should you accidentally hit any such
object, immediately switch the tool off and check for any
damage.
Should the tool start to vibrate abnormally, immediately
switch it off and check for any damage.
If the tool stalls, immediately switch it off. Remove the
battery before attempting to remove any obstructions.
After use, place the blade sheath supplied over the blades.
Store the tool, making sure that the blade is not exposed.
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(Original instructions)
♦♦ Always ensure that all guards are fitted when using the
tool. Never attempt to use an incomplete tool or a tool
with unauthorised modifications.
♦♦ Never allow children to use the tool.
♦♦ Be aware of falling debris when cutting the higher slides
of a hedge.
♦♦ Always hold the tool with both hands and by the handles
provided.
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 the use of the appliance by a person
responsible for the their safety.
♦♦ Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
Vibration
The declared vibration emission values stated in the technical
data and the declaration of conformity have been measured
in accordance with a standard test method provided by EN
60745 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.
Warning! The vibration emission value during actual use of
the power tool can differ from the declared value depending
on the ways in which the tool is used. The vibration level may
increase above the level stated.
When assessing vibration exposure to determine safety
measures required by 2002/44/EC to protect persons regularly
using power tools in employment, an estimation of vibration
exposure should consider, the actual conditions of use and the
way the tool is used, including taking account of all parts of the
operating cycle such as the times when the tool is switched off
and when it is running idle in addition to the trigger time.
Warning symbols
The following warning symbols are shown on the tool:
Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user
must read the instruction manual.
Do not expose the tool to rain or high humidity.
Always wear non-slip safety footwear.
Warning! Do not touch the chain at the chip
ejection point.
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Always wear head and eye protection.
To ensure continued safe operation, check the
chain tension as described in this manual after
every 10 minutes of use, and adjust back to a
clearance of 3 mm as required.
Beware of falling objects. Keep bystanders away.
Electrocution hazard. Keep at least 10 m away
from overhead lines.
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 cannot be avoided. These include:
♦♦ Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving parts.
♦♦ Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or
accessories.
♦♦ Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When using
any tool for prolonged periods make sure you take regular
breaks.
♦♦ Impairment of hearing.
♦♦ Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed
when using your tool (example:- working with wood,
especially oak, beech and MDF).
Additional safety instructions for batteries and chargers
Batteries
♦♦ Never attempt to open for any reason.
♦♦ Do not expose the battery to water.
♦♦ Do not expose the battery to heat.
♦♦ Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40°C.
♦♦ Charge only at ambient temperatures between 10°C and
40°C.
♦♦ Charge only using the charger provided with the
appliance/tool. Using the wrong charger could result in an
electric shock or overheating of the battery.
♦♦ When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section “Protecting the environment”.
♦♦ Do not damage/deform the battery pack either by
puncture or impact, as this may create a risk of injury
and fire.
(Original instructions)
♦♦ Do not charge damaged batteries.
♦♦ Under extreme conditions, battery leakage may occur.
When you notice liquid on the batteries, carefully wipe the
liquid off using a cloth. Avoid skin contact.
♦♦ In case of skin or eye contact, follow the instructions
below.
Warning! The battery fluid may cause personal injury or
damage to property. In case of skin contact, immediately
rinse with water. If redness, pain or irritation occurs
seek medical attention. In case of eye contact, rinse
immediately with clean water and seek medical attention.
Chargers
Warning! Your charger has been designed for a
specific voltage. Always check that the mains voltage
corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
Warning! Never attempt to replace the charger unit with a
regular mains plug.
♦♦ Use your Black & Decker charger only to charge the
battery in the appliance/tool with which it was supplied.
Other batteries could burst, causing personal injury and
damage.
♦♦ Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
♦♦ If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
♦♦ Do not expose the charger to water.
♦♦ Do not open the charger.
♦♦ Do not probe the charger.
♦♦ The charger must be placed in a well ventilated area
when charging.
Symbols on the charger
The following symbols are found on your charger:
Your charger is double insulated; therefore no
earth wire is required. Always check that the
mains voltage corresponds to the voltage on the
rating plate. Never attempt to replace the charger
unit with a regular mains plug.
If the cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker
Service Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Read the instruction manual before use.
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Features
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On/off switch
Lock-off button
Main handle
Trimmer head
Blade
Blade sheath
Battery
Fig. A
8. Charger
9. Charging indicator
Assembly
Warning! To prevent accidental operation, ensure that the
battery is removed and that the blade sheath is in place on the
blades before performing the following operations. Failure to
do this could result in serious personal injury.
Fitting and removing the trimmer head (fig. C)
Fitting the trimmer head
♦♦ Align the groove on the outside of the coupling end of the
handle (3) with the tongue on the inside of the coupling
end of the trimmer head (4).
♦♦ Push the trimmer head (4) onto the handle (3).
♦♦ Slide the collar (11) down and rotate it clockwise until it is
fully tightened.
Warning! Periodically check the connections to ensure that
they are tightened securely. The collar is correctly secured if
there are no orange threads visible.
Removing the trimmer head
♦♦ Rest the handle (3) on the ground, loosen the collar (11)
and take off the trimmer head (4).
Adjusting the trimmer head angle (fig. D)
The trimmer head pivots 180° and can be locked into 5
positions within that range.
Warning! To avoid being pinched, wear gloves and hold the
unit as shown.
♦♦ Rest the handle (3) on the ground, slide the collar (12)
down and move the trimmer head (4) as required. Make
sure the trimmer head clicks into place.
Fitting and removing the battery (fig. B)
♦♦ To fit the battery (7), line it up with the receptacle on the
tool. Slide the battery into the receptacle and push until
the battery snaps into place.
♦♦ To remove the battery, push the release button (10) while
at the same time pulling the battery out of the receptacle.
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Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not
overload.
Charging the battery (fig. A)
The battery needs to be charged before first use and
whenever it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs that were
easily done before.
The battery may become warm while charging; this is normal
and does not indicate a problem.
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient
temperatures below 10°C or above 40°C. Recommended
charging temperature: approx. 24°C.
Note The charger will not charge a battery if the cell
temperature is below approximately 10°C or above 40°C.
The battery should be left in the charger and the
charger will begin to charge automatically when the cell
temperature warms up or cools down.
♦♦ To charge the battery (7), remove it from the tool and
insert it into the charger (8). The battery will only fit into
the charger in one way. Do not force. Be sure that the
battery is fully seated in the charger.
♦♦ Plug in the charger and switch on at the mains.
♦♦ The charging indicator (9) will flash green continuously
(slowly).
The charge is complete when the charging indicator (9) lights
green continuously. The charger and the battery can be left
connected indefinitely with the LED illuminated. The LED
will change to flashing green (charging) state as the charger
occasionally tops off the battery charge. The charging
indicator (9) will be lit as long as the battery is connected to
the plugged-in charger.
♦♦ Charge discharged batteries within 1 week. Battery life
will be greatly diminished if stored in a discharged state.
Leaving the battery in the charger
The charger and battery pack can be left connected
indefinitely with the LED lit. The charger will keep the battery
pack fresh and fully charged.
Charger diagnostics
If the charger detects a weak or damaged battery, the
charging indicator (9) will flash red at a fast rate. Proceed as
follows:
♦♦ Re-insert the battery (7).
♦♦ If the charging indicator continues flashing red at a fast
rate, use a different battery to determine if the charging
process works properly.
♦♦ If the replaced battery charges correctly, the original
battery is defective and should be returned to a service
centre for recycling.
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♦♦ If the new battery gives the same indication as the
original battery, take the charger to be tested at an
authorised service centre.
Note It may take as long as 60 minutes to determine that
the battery is defective. If the battery is too hot or too
cold, the LED will alternately blink red, fast and slow, one
flash at each speed and repeat.
Switching on and off (fig. E)
For your safety, this tool is equipped with a double switching
system. This system prevents starting the tool inadvertently.
Switching on
♦♦ Push the lock-off button (2) backward using your thumb
and at the same time squeeze the on/off switch (1).
♦♦ Release the lock-off button (2).
Switching off
♦♦ Release the on/off switch (1).
Warning! Never attempt to lock a switch in the on position.
Hints for optimum use
♦♦ Start by trimming the top of the hedge. Slightly tilt the
tool (up to 15° relative to the line of cut) so that the blade
tips point slightly towards the hedge (fig. F1). This will
cause the blades to cut more effectively. Hold the tool at
the desired angle and move it steadily along the line of
cut. The double-sided blade allows you to cut in either
direction.
♦♦ In order to obtain a very straight cut, stretch a piece of
string along the length of the hedge at the desired height.
Use the string as a guideline, cutting just above it.
♦♦ In order to obtain flat sides, cut upwards with the growth.
Younger stems move outwards when the blade cuts
downwards, causing shallow patches in the hedge (fig. F2).
♦♦ Take care to avoid any foreign objects. Especially avoid
hard objects such as metal wire and railings, as these
could damage the blades.
♦♦ Regularly oil the blades.
Guidelines for trimming (UK & Ireland)
♦♦ Trim hedges and shrubs with seasonal leaves (new
leaves every year) in June and October.
♦♦ Trim evergreens in April and August.
♦♦ Trim conifers and other fast growing shrubs every six
weeks from May until October.
Guidelines for trimming (Australia & New Zealand)
♦♦ Trim hedges and shrubs with seasonal leaves (new
leaves every year) in December and March.
♦♦ Trim evergreens in September and February.
♦♦ Trim conifers and other fast growing shrubs every six
weeks from October until March.
(Original instructions)
Cleaning maintenance and storage
Your Black & Decker 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.
Your charger does not require any maintenance apart from
regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on the tool,
remove the battery from the tool. Unplug the charger before
cleaning it.
After use and before storage
♦♦ After use, carefully clean the blades. After cleaning, apply
a film of light machine oil to prevent the blades from
rusting.
♦♦ Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool using a
soft brush or dry cloth.
♦♦ Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth.
Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
♦♦ Make sure all switches are free of debris before and after
use.
Storage
When the tool will not be used for several months, ideally
leave the battery connected to the charger.
Otherwise proceed as follows:
♦♦ Fully charge the battery.
♦♦ Remove the battery from the tool.
♦♦ Store the tool and battery in a secure and dry location.
The storage temperature must always remain in the range
of +10°C to +40°C. Place the battery on a level surface.
♦♦ Before using the tool after prolonged storage, fully charge
the battery again.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your Black & Decker product
needs replacement, or if it is of no further use to you, do
not dispose of it with household waste. Make this product
available for separate collection.
Separate collection of used products and
packaging allows materials to be recycled and
used again. Re-use of recycled materials helps
prevent environmental pollution and reduces the
demand for raw materials.
Local regulations may provide for separate collection of
electrical products from the household, at municipal waste
sites or by the retailer when you purchase a new product.
Black & Decker provides a facility for the collection and
recycling of Black & Decker products once they have reached
the end of their working life. To take advantage of this service
please return your product to any authorised repair agent who
will collect them on our behalf.
You can check the location of your nearest authorised repair
agent by contacting your local Black & Decker office at
the address indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
authorised Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our
after-sales service and contacts are available on the Internet
at: www.2helpU.com.
Batteries
Troubleshooting
If the tool does not operate correctly, check the following.:
Fault
Possible cause
Tool will not start. Battery not installed
properly.
Battery discharged.
Battery will not
charge.
Lock-off button not
actuated.
Pole connections not properly
tightened.
Battery not installed
properly.
Action
Check the battery
installation.
Fit a (fully)
charged battery.
Observe the starting procedure.
Check the connections.
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At the end of their useful life, discard batteries
with due care for our environment:
Do not short-circuit the battery terminals.
Do not dispose of the battery(s) in a fire as this may result
in a risk of personal injury or an explosion.
Run the battery down completely, then remove it from
the tool.
Batteries are recyclable. Place the battery(s) in a suitable
packaging to ensure that the terminals cannot be shortcircuited. Take them to any authorised repair agent or a
local recycling station.
Check the battery
installation.
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(Original instructions)
EC declaration of conformity
Technical data
GTC1843L H1
Input voltage
Vdc
No-load speed
min-1
18
1,400
Blade length
cm 43
Blade gap
mm 12
Blade brake time
s
< 1.0
kg
3.2
Voltage
Vdc
18
Capacity
Ah
1.5
Weight (without battery)
Battery
BL1518
Type
Li-Ion
Charger
905531** TYPE 1
Input voltage
Vac
230
Output voltage
Vdc
20.5
Output current
mA 200
MACHINERY DIRECTIVE
GTC1843L
Black & Decker declares that these products described under
“technical data” are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN60745-1, EN60745-2-15
2000/14/EC, Hedge trimmer 1400 min-1, Annex V
LWA (measured sound power) 93 dB(A),
Uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
LWA (guaranteed sound power) 95 dB(A),
Uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
These products also comply with directive 2004/108/EC.
For more information, please contact Black & Decker at the
following address or refer to the back of the manual.
The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the
technical file and makes this declaration on behalf of Black &
Decker.
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Level of sound pressure according to EN60745:
Sound pressure (LpA) 82 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Sound power (LWA) 93 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Vibration total values (triax vector sum)
according to EN 60745:
Vibration emission value (ah) 1.1 m/s2,
uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
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Kevin Hewitt
Vice-President Global Engineering
Black & Decker Europe, 210 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3YD
United Kingdom
19-10-2010
(Original instructions)
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Guarantee
Black & Decker is confident of the quality of its products and
offers an outstanding guarantee. This guarantee statement is
in addition to and in no way prejudices your statutory rights.
The guarantee is valid within the territories of the Member
States of the European Union and the European Free Trade
Area.
If a Black & Decker product becomes defective due to faulty
materials, workmanship or lack of conformity, within 24
months from the date of purchase, Black & Decker guarantees
to replace defective parts, repair products subjected to fair
wear and tear or replace such products to make sure of the
minimum inconvenience to the customer unless:
♦♦ The product has been used for trade, professional or hire
purposes.
♦♦ The product has been subjected to misuse or neglect.
♦♦ The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents.
♦♦ Repairs have been attempted by persons other than
authorised repair agents or Black & Decker service staff.
To claim on the guarantee, you will need to submit proof of
purchase to the seller or an authorised repair agent. You can
check the location of your nearest authorised repair agent
by contacting your local Black & Decker office at the address
indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of authorised
Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our after-sales
service and contacts are available on the Internet at:
www.2helpU.com.
Please visit our website www.blackanddecker.co.uk to
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date on new products and special offers. Further information
on the Black & Decker brand and our range of products is
available at www.blackanddecker.co.uk.
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Australia
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New Zealand
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Mt Wellington
Auckland 1060
United Kingdom
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Slough, Berkshire SL1 3YD
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