Bosch Art Easytrim Instruction manual

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Safety Notes
Warning! Read these instructions carefully, be
familiar with the controls and the proper use of
the line trimmer. Please keep the instructions
safe for later use.
Explanation of symbols on the line trimmer
General hazard safety alert.
Read instruction manual.
Wear eye protection.
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Beware of thrown or flying objects to bystanders.
Keep bystanders a safe distance away from the machine.
Switch off and remove plug from mains before adjusting, cleaning or if the cable is entangled and before leaving the trimmer unattended for any period. Keep the supply flexible cord away from the cutting line.
Do not work in the rain or leave the trimmer
outdoors whilst it is raining.
■ Never operate the trimmer with damaged guards
or shields or without guards or shields in position.
■ Before use check the supply and extension cord
for signs of damage or ageing. If the cord becomes damaged during use, disconnect the cord
from the supply immediately. DO NOT TOUCH
THE CORD BEFORE DISCONNECTING THE
SUPPLY. Do not use the trimmer if the cord is
damaged or worn.
■ Before using the machine and after impact, check
for signs of wear or damage and repair if necessary.
■ Do not operate the trimmer when barefoot or
wearing open sandals, always wear substantial
footwear and long trousers.
■ Keep extension cords away from cutting elements.
■ Never allow children or people unfamiliar with
these instructions to use the trimmer. Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator. When
not in use store the trimmer out of reach of children.
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■ This appliance is not intended for used 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 should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
■ Never work with this trimmer while people, especially children or pets are nearby.
■ The operator or user is responsible for accidents
or hazards occurring to other people or their property.
■ Wait until the rotating line has completely stopped
before touching it. The line continues to rotate after the trimmer is switched off, a rotating line can
cause injury.
■ Work only in daylight or in good artificial light.
■ Avoid operating the trimmer in wet grass, where
feasible.
■ Switch off when transporting the trimmer to and
from the area to be worked on.
■ Switch on the trimmer with hands and feet well
away from the rotating line.
■ Do not put hands or feet near the rotating line.
■ Never fit metal cutting elements to this trimmer.
■ Inspect and maintain the trimmer regularly.
■ Have the trimmer repaired only by an authorized
customer service agent.
■ Always ensure that the ventilation slots are kept
clear of debris.
■ Take care against injury from the blade fitted for
cutting the nylon line length. After feeding line always return the trimmer to its normal operating
position before switching on.
■ Switch off and remove the plug from the
socket:
– whenever you leave the machine unattended for
any period
– before replacing the spool
– if the cable is entangled
– before cleaning or working on the line trimmer.
■ Store the machine in a secure dry place out of
reach of children. Do not place other objects on
top of the machine.
■ Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
■ Ensure replacement parts fitted are Bosch approved.
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Technical data
Line trimmer
Part number (typ)
Rated power
No-load speed
Cutting line feed
Cutting line
Cutting spool capacity
Cutting circle
Weight (without optional extras)
Protection class
Serial Number
ART 23 EASYTRIM/
ART 26 EASYTRIM/
ART 2300 EASYTRIM
ART 2600 EASYTRIM
3 600 H78 A..
3 600 H78 G..
[W]
280
300
[min-1]
12 500
11 900
Pro tap automatic
Pro tap automatic
[mm]
Ø 1.6
Ø 1.6
[m]
8
8
[cm]
23
26
[kg]
1.6
1.7
/ II
/ II
See serial No 11 (rating plate) on machine.
10 Cable hook
11 Serial Number
Intended Use
The product is intended for the cutting of grass and
weeds under bushes, as well as on slopes and
edges that can not be reached with the lawn mower.
Intended Use is related to operation within 0 °C and
40 °C ambient temperature.
Introduction
This manual gives instructions on the correct assembly and safe use of your machine. It is important
that you read these instructions carefully.
Delivered Items
Carefully remove the machine from its packaging
and check that you have all the following items:
– Trimmer (in two halves)
– Cutting guard
– Operating instructions
When parts are missing or damaged, please contact your
dealer.
Operating Controls
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
On/Off switch
Handle
Guide handle
Shaft, upper
Shaft, lower
Trimmer head
Ventilation slots
Cutting guard
Mains plug**
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**Country specific
Not all of the accessories illustrated or described are
included as standard delivery.
For Your Safety
Warning! Switch off, remove plug from mains
before adjusting, cleaning or if cable is cut,
damaged or entangled.
The cutting line continues to rotate for a few
seconds after the trimmer is switched off.
Caution – do not touch rotating cutting line.
Electrical Safety
Your machine is double insulated for safety and requires no earth connection. The operating voltage is
230 V AC, 50 Hz (for non-EU countries 220 V,
240 V as applicable). Only use approved extension
cables. Contact your Bosch Service Center for details.
It is recommended for increased electrical safety to
use a Residual Current Device (RCD) with a tripping
current of not more than 30 mA. Always check your
RCD every time you use it.
C WARNING: For safety, it is essential that the
mains plug 9 attached to the machine is fitted to the
power supply cable 12.
The couplings of connection leads must be protected against splashes and the coupling sockets on
the leads must be made of rubber or coated with rubber.
Fixing means for the connection leads must be used.
The connection lead must be inspected for signs of
damage at regular intervals and may only be used if
in perfect condition.
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If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
a Bosch Service Centre.
Extension cords/leads should only be used if they
comply with H05VV-F or H05RN-F types.
Products sold in GB only: Your machine is fitted with
an approved 13 A (BS 1363/A) electric plug and is
protected by a 13 A fuse (ASTA Approved to
BS 1362).
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlets, it should be cut off and an appropriate plug fitted
in its place by an authorized customer service agent.
The severed plug must be disposed of to avoid a
possible shock hazard and should never be inserted
into a 13 A socket elsewhere.
D Cutting Grass
Move the trimmer left and right, keeping it well away
from the body. Tilt the front of the trimmer head to
cut shorter grass.
The trimmer can efficiently cut grass up to a height
of 15 cm. Cut taller grass in stages.
Cutting Around Trees and Bushes
Carefully cut around trees and bushes so that they
do not come into contact with the cutting line.
Plants can die if you damage the bark.
For better control use guide handle 3.
Feeding the Line
Assembly
Feed button 13 may become hot.
Do not connect the machine to the mains
socket before it is completely assembled.
A Assemble trimmer shaft
Push the upper shaft 4 and lower shaft 5 together
until a click can be heard.
Note: Once the upper and lower shaft is assembled
it can not be disassembled.
Ensure internal cable is not trapped or twisted.
B Mounting the Cutting Guard
Place the cutting guard 8 on the trimmer head 6.
➊ Hook the guard onto trimmer head and push until
secure fitting.
➋ Push rear of guard until secure (click).
Maintenance
Cutting and Edging
Remove stones, loose pieces of wood and
other objects from the cutting area.
The cutting line continues to rotate for a few seconds after the trimmer is switched off. Allow the
motor/cutting line to stop rotating before switching “on” again.
Do not rapidly switch off and on.
Switching On and Off
Press switch 1 and hold depressed. Release
switch 1 for switching off.
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The rotating line can wear or break. You will notice
when the motor runs without load and no grass is
cut.
E While operating the trimmer press the ground or
a solid surface, then release (necessary pressure
approx. 3 kg).
This action will allow the feed button 13 to release
the line out. The spool will release approx. 4 cm of
line per action.
When the line breaks off completely, feed twice to
regain the full cutting circle.
F If the line is exceeding the maximum cutting circle it will be cut by the blade 18 integrated in the cutting guard 8.
Stop and remove plug from the power supply.
Note: To ensure long and reliable service, carry out
the following maintenance regularly.
Regularly check for obvious defects such as loose
fixings, and worn or damaged components.
Check that covers and guards are undamaged and
correctly fitted. Carry out necessary maintenance or
repairs before using.
If the trimmer should happen to fail despite the care
taken in manufacture and testing, repair should be
carried out by an authorized customer service agent
for Bosch garden products.
For all correspondence and spare parts orders, always include the 10-digit part number (TYP) from
the nameplate of the machine!
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Spool Maintenance
Stop and remove plug from the power supply.
F Replacing the Line Spool
Hold the spool plate 16 in position.
Turn the spool cover 14 counter-clockwise and remove.
Take the empty spool 17 out from the spool cover.
Thread the line of the new/refilled spool through the
eyehole 15 and place the spool in the spool
cover 14.
Pull approx. 9 cm of line out of the spool.
Place spool with cover 14 on the spool plate in the
correct position (bayonet fastening), press down and
turn fully clockwise (click).
G Refilling Line
Take out the spool 17 as described above.
Press the cover ring 20 together, push it forward and
detach over the smaller diameter of the spool.
Cut off approx. 8 m line from the refill roll. Press one
end into the notch of the spool so that it stands out
approx. 4 mm.
Wind on the line tightly and in orderly layers in arrow
direction.
Thread the line’s end through the slot 19 in the cover
ring 20 from the inside.
Keep the line tight and slide the cover ring 20 over
the smaller diameter of the spool.
Build in the spool as described above.
Note: Only use Bosch replacement line. It has been
developed specially for improved cutting and feeding performance. The use of other line will lead to a
deterioration in performance.
After Trimming/Storage
Stop and remove plug from the power supply.
Clean the exterior of the machine thoroughly using a
soft brush and cloth. Do not use water, solvents or
polishes. Remove all grass and debris, especially
from the ventilation slots 7.
Turn the machine on its side and clean the cutting
guard 8 inside. If grass cuttings are compacted, remove with a wooden or plastic implement.
Hang the cable on the hook 10 provided. DO NOT
wrap/loop the supply/extension cable around the
hook and the guard together – this will cause the cable to be in contact with the guard blade which can
damage the cable. ONLY hang the cable on the
hook provided.
Fault Finding
The following table gives checks and actions that you can perform if your machine does not operate correctly.
If these do not identify/remedy the problem, contact your service agent.
Warning: Switch off and remove plug from mains before investigating fault.
Symptom
Possible Cause
Remedy
Machine fails to operate
Power turned off
Mains socket faulty
Extension cable damaged
Fuse faulty/blown
Turn power on
Use another socket
Inspect cable, replace if damaged
Replace fuse
Machine functions
intermittently
Extension cable damaged
Machines internal wiring damaged
Inspect cable, replace if damaged
Contact Service Agent
Machine labours
Grass too high
Cut in stages
Machine is not cutting
Line too short/broken off
Feed the line manually/automatically
Line can not be fed
Spool empty
Line inside the spool entangled
Replace the spool
Inspect the spool, rewind if necessary
Line keeps breaking
Line inside the spool entangled
Trimmer used incorrectly
Inspect the spool, rewind if necessary
Only trim with the tip of the line, avoid
stones, walls and other hard objects.
Feed the line regularly to maintain full
cutting width.
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Disposal
Power tools, accessories and packaging should be
sorted for environmental-friendly recycling.
Only for EC countries:
Do not dispose of power tools into
household waste!
According to the European Directive
2002/96/EC on waste electrical and
electronic equipment and its incorporation into national law, products that
are no longer suitable for use must be separately
collected and sent for recovery in an environmentally-friendly manner.
After-Sales Service and
Customer Assistance
Our after-sales service responds to your questions
concerning maintenance and repair of your product
as well as spare parts. Exploded views and information on spare parts can also be found under:
www.bosch-pt.com
Our customer consultants answer your questions
concerning best buy, application and adjustment of
products and accessories.
Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
Denham
Uxbridge
UB 9 5HJ
Tel. Service: +44 (0844) 736 0109
Fax: +44 (0844) 736 0146
E-Mail: SPT-Technical.de@de.bosch.com
Ireland
Origo Ltd.
Unit 23 Magna Drive
Magna Business Park
City West
Dublin 24
Tel. Service: +353 (01) 4 66 67 00
Fax: +353 (01) 4 66 68 88
Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands
Robert Bosch Australia Pty.Ltd.
Power Tools
Locked Bag 66
Clayton South VIC 3169
Customer Contact Center
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Inside Australia:
Phone: +61 (01300) 307 044
Fax: + 61 (01300) 307 045
Inside New Zealand:
Phone: +64 (0800) 543 353
Fax: +64 (0800) 428 570
Outside AU and NZ:
Phone: +61 (03) 9541 5555
www.bosch.com.au
Declaration of Conformity
Measured sound values determined according to
2000/14/EC (1.60 m height, 1 m distance away).
Typically the A-weighted noise level of the product
is: sound pressure level 82 dB(A) (ART 23
EASYTRIM)/78 dB(A) (ART 26 EASYTRIM); sound
power level 93 dB(A) (ART 23 EASYTRIM)/
94 dB(A) (ART 26 EASYTRIM).
Uncertainty K =1 dB (ART 23 EASYTRIM)/2 dB
(ART 26 EASYTRIM).
Wear hearing protection!
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) determined
according to EN 60335:
Vibration emission value ah =4 m/s2,
Uncertainty K=1.5 m/s2.
We declare under our sole responsibility that the product described under “Technical data” is in conformity
with the following standards or standardization documents: EN 60335 according to the provisions of the directives 2004/108/EC, 98/37/EC (until 28 Dec 2009),
2006/42/EC (from 29 Dec 2009), 2000/14/EC.
2000/14/EC: Guaranteed sound power level 94 dB(A)
(ART 23 EASYTRIM)/96 dB(A) (ART 26 EASYTRIM).
Conformity assessment procedure according to Annex VI.
Equipment category: 33
Notified body: SRL, Sudbury, England, Nr. 1088
Technical file at: Bosch Lawn and Garden Ltd., PTLG/EAE, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1EY, England
Leinfelden, 21.10.2009
Dr. Egbert Schneider
Senior Vice President
Engineering
Dr. Eckerhard Strötgen
Head of Product
Certification
Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
Subject to change without notice
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