IMPORTANT MANUAL Do Not Throw Away @F_/AY 8 Operator's Manual Model No. 257. 796422 - 3 Wheels 257. 796432- 4 Wheels 257.796433-4 358.796440-- Wheels 4 Wheels Always Wear Eye Protection L @/ 8/CRn Mon.- Sat. 7 a.m, - 7 p.m. CST [ Sun, 10HOURS: a.m. - 7 p.m. ELECTRIC FTSlVl n,No EDGER WARNING: Read the Operator's Manual and Follow All Warnings and Safety Instructions. Failure To Do So Can Result in Serious Injury. Sears, 530-082629-05/24/94 Roebuck DOUBLE INSULATED • Assembly • Maintenance • Operation • Repair and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Parts U.S,A. © 1994, Sears, Roebuck and Co. FULL ONEYEARWARRAI'_I_ON CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC EDGER MODELS 257.796422, 257.796432, 257.796433 fte_ Craftsman Electric Edger fails to perform properly due to a defect in material or workmanship within one (1) year from ate of purchase, Sears will repair or replace it, free of charge. This warranty does not cover the blade. WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC EDGER TO THE NF_AREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. SEARS, ROEBUCKAND CO. D/817 WA HOFFMAN ESTATES, _ 60179 FULL TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN MODEL 358.796440 ONLY ELECTRIC EDGER this Craftsman Electric Edger fails to perform properly due to a defect in material or workmanship within two (2) years from me aate of purchase, Sears will repair or replace it, free of charge. This warranty does not cover the 51ade. WARRANTY SERVICE tS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC EDGER TO THE N_ST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. D/817 WA HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60179 TABLE OF CONTENTS :WARNINGS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS : KNOW YOUR UNIT ASSEMBLY PRE- .. 3 ......................... 5 ................................. OPERATION USING YOUR UNIT ......................... CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES MAINTENANCE ....................... ACCESSORIES ............................ PARTS AND SERVICE ...................... 6 CHECKS ................ 6 7 9 i0 12 SPECIFICATIONS 257.796422 MODEL: MOTOR: 257.796432 _19.5]_P, Pe_ent 1 _ Permanent 120 Volts A.C. AMPS: 6.0 120 Volts .__C. 8.0 1 Inch Maximum 1-1/4 Inch Maximum iiii 358.796440 Mac-net" VOLTAGE: ,11 i Magnet & 257.796433 1.50'HP, 120 Volts 7.5 Pemanent A.C. ,, ,,,L,, CUTTING Man_ un_r DEPTH: the following UoS. patent: 4,463,_4. ,....... : M_et ,, ....... 1-1/4 Inch Maximum TRIGGER SWITCH BLADE GUARD CONTROL HANDLE AIR VENTS CORD EDGE GUIDE BLADE MODEL 257.796422 has only one front adjusting wheel / LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT [ IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. IT MEANS '_TTENTION! BE ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED." t -w< PIVOT LOCI41NGBAR WHEEL LOCKING FRONT - ADJUSTMENT -2- BUTTON WHEEL A WARNINGS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS A WARNTNG: When using electric edgers, duce the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal throughout this manual). _k DANGER: THIS POWER basic safety precautions should always injury. Read all instructions (see additional TOOL CAN BE DANGERO includin_ g amputat_ion or_blindness to the operator and manual must be followed to provide reasonable s..afety sponsible for following the warnings and instructions tor's Manual before assembling and using this unit! Restrict and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and be followed to resafeW instructions US! This unit can cause serious injury others. The w .arnin.gs and safety instructions in. this and efficiency m using this unit. The operator mrein this manual and on the unit. Read the entire Operathe use of this power t0ol to pers0ns who read, understand, on the unit, A WARN'ING BLADE CAN THROW OBJECTS VIO_NTLY. t - Eye Protection Boots YOU CAN BE BLINDED OR INJURED. EYE PROTECTION. - WEAR 60 Foot Hazard Zone A WARNING .HAZARD ZONE FOR THROWN OBJECTS BLADE ROTATES MOMENTARILY AFTER THE SWITCH IS ALLOW BLADE TO STOP BEFORE REMOVING IT FROM THE CUT. A - BLADE CAN THROW OBJECTS VIOLENTLY. - OTHERS CAN BE BLIN'DED OR INJURED. - KEEP PEOPLE AND ANIMALS 3O FEET AWAY. WARNING BLADE ROTATES MOMENTARILY. - THE BLADE CAN SERIOUSLY CUT YOU OR OTHERS. - ALLOWBLADE TO STOPBEFORE REMOVING ITFROM THE CUT 2ELE__SED A WARNING CUTTING BLADE CAN CUT THE EXTENSION - - CORD. A CUT EXTENSION CORD CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ELECTRICAL SHOCK TO YOU OR OTHERS. KEEP THE EXTENSION CORD AWAY FROM THE CUTTING BLADE. A WARNING READ Operator's Manual Labels OPERATOR "SMANUAL. FOLLOW ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS. - FAILURE TO DO SO CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY. If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use care and good judgment. If you need assistance, contact your nearest Sears Service Center or call the CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE HOTLINE at 1-800-235-5878. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARNINGS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS _, OPERATOR SAFETY 1. DRESS PROPERLY -- Always wear safety glasses or , similar eye protection when operating, servicing, or performing maintenance on your _t. Always wear a face mask or dust mask if operation is dusty. Always wear heavy, long pants, long sleeves, boots, and gloves. Do not : go barefoot or wear short pants, short sleeves, sandals, jewelry, loose clothing, or clothing with loosely hanging : straps, ties, tassels, etc.; they can be caught in moving parts. Secure hair so it is above shoulder length. Being fully covered will help protect you from pieces of toxic plants such as poison ivy thrown by the blade, which could be more of a hazard than touching the plant itself. 2. STAY ALERT - Do not operate unit when you are tired, ill, or under influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication. Watch what you are doing; use common sense. 3. AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING OF THE UI'_IT - Never carry the unit with your finger on the switch. Keep your hands and fingers away from the switch when connecting the extension cord. 4. DANGER - RISK OF CUT - KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY FROM BLADE AND CUTTING AREA - Do not attempt to clear away cut material when the blade is in motion. Make sure switch is in the off position and the power source is disconnected when removingjammed material from the cutting blade. Do not grab or hold unit by the cutting blade. 5. CAUTION - Blade moves momentarily after the switch is turned off. A ELECTRICAL SAFETY 1. Use only a 120 A.C. voltage supply as shown on the name plate of the unit. 2. Avoid dangerous situations. Do not use in the presence of flammable liquids or gases to avoid creating a fire or explosion and/or causing damage to unit. 3. WAltZING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK - Do not use in rain, in damp or wet locations, or around swimming pools, hot tubs, etc. Do not expose to snow, rain, or water to avoid the possibility of electrical shock. 4. WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK -- Use extension cords specifically marked as suitable for outdoor appliances having an electrical rating not tess than the rating of the unit. The cord must be marked with the suffix '¢W-A."Use a polarized cord. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. An undersized extension cord wi!l cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number the heavier the cord (NOTE: Figure 2 shows the correct size to be used depending on the cord length). 5. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR UNIT - Inspect insulation and connectors on unit and extension cord before each use. If there is any damage, do not use until damage is repaired by your SEARS Service Center_epartment. 6. REPLACE OR REPAIR DAMAGED CORDS - have damaged cords repaired or replaced by your SEARS Service Center. 7. DON'T ABUSE CORD - Never carry unit by the extension cord or yank extension cord to disconnect the unit. 8. To reduce the possibility of the extension cord disconnecting from the unit during operation, tie the power cord on the unit to the extension cord as shown in Figure 3.. Insert the cord socket on the unit into hhe extension cord receptacle. 9. Do not use unit if the switch does not turn the unit on and off properly. Repairs to the switch must be made by your Sears Service Center. 10. Keep extension cord clear of operator and obstacles at all times. Do not expose the cord to heat, off, water, or sharp edges. 11. Avoid any body contact with any grounded conductor, such a metal pipes or wire fences, to avoid the possibility of electric shock. ....(Continued) 12. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)protection should be provided on the circuit or outlet robe used for this unit. Receptacles are available havingbuilt-in GFCI protection and may be used for this measure of safetF. 13. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK This unit has a polarized plug. This plug will fit a polarized outlet of extension cord only one way. If the plug does •not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way. A UNIT SAFETY 1. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR UNIT - Inspect entire unit and extension cord before each use. Have damaged parts repaired or replaced by your Sears Service Center. Make sure a!l fasteners, handles, and guards are in place and securely fastened. A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by a Sears Service Center. 2. Throw away blades that are bent, warped, cracked, broken, or damagedin any other way. Before usingyour unit, have your Sears Service Center repair or replace parts that are cracked, chipped, broken, or damaged in any other way. 3. Use only genuine replacement blades and accessories as recommended for this unit. Disconnect unit from the power supply before changing the blade. 4. Install required blade guard properly before using the unit. Keep blade guard in good working orden A EDGI VG SAFETY 1. Inspect the area to be edged before each use. Remove ob2. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY - Keep others including chit. dren, animals, bystanders and helpers outside the 60 foot (20 meter) Hazard Zone. Stop the unit immediatelyifyou are approached. 3. Always keep the unit in front of your body. 4. Hold the unit firmly with both hands. 5. DO NOT OVERREACH OR USE FROM UNSTABLE SUPPORT - Keep fn-m footing and balance at all times. 6. Keep the wheels in contact with the ground. 7. Do not raise the unit above the ground. The blade can come dangerously close to your body. 8. Always push unit slowly over ground. Stay alert for un, even sidewalks, holes in terrain, large roots, etc. 9. DO NOT FORCE UNIT - It will do the job better and with less likelihood of a risk of injury at the rate for which it was designed. Use the right appliance. Use only for jobs explained in this manual. A MAINTENANCE SAFETY 1. MAINTAIN UNIT WITH CARE - Maintain unit according to recommended procedures. Keep blade and blade guard clean to reduce the risk of injury. 2. Never start unit with blade guard removed; blade can fly off or canthrow objects and cause serious injury. 3. DISCONNECT THE UNIT FROM THE POWER SOURCE before performing maintenance. 4. Use only genuine SEARS replacement parts as recommended. 5. Have all maintenance and service not explained in this manual performed by your Sears Service Centen 6. Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other liquid. Clean the unit and labels with a damp sponge. Keep handles dry, clean, and free from oil and grease. A TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE 1. Hand carrythe unit with the motor stopped and the blade away from your body. 2. Do not grasp or hold the exposed cutting blade. 3. Unplug unit before storing; secure unit when transporting it in a vehicle. 4. Store unit so the blade cannot accidentally cause injury. The unit can be hung by the handle. 5. STORE UNIT INDOORS - Store unit unplugged in a high, dry place out of reach of children. II I II ]t KNO illll II JL_JlLIJlJ I I III I I ] II II i YOUR UNIT i i iiim iii iii A. CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase ofa SEARS Craftsman Edger. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Should you experience any problems you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest SEARS Service Center/Department. SEARS has competent, well trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this unit. Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain you unit properly. Always observe the '_Warnings and Safety Instructions?' II II Ill I In C. UNPACKIrqG driveways, I / B. INTRODUCTION Your unit will edge sidewalks, precisely and neatly. I NOTE: The edger is packaged with the motor in a shipping position. Rotate the motor to the operating position before using your unit. and curbs INSTRUCTIONS 1. After removing the contents from the carton, check the parts against the carton contents list. 2. Examine the parts for damage. Do not use damagaed parts. 3. If a part is missing or damaged, immediately notify your SEARS store or call our CUSTOMER ASS-IST, aAZCE HOTLINE at 1-800-235-5878. D. CARTON KEY NO. CONTENTS QTY. 1. Edger/Handle/Tube Assembly - - Operator's Manual (not shown) -- Loose Parts Bag (not shown) 2. 3. LOOSE PARTS Screw Locknut /L J E. DOUBLE 1 ..... BAG CONTENTS: 2 2 I IlII III INSUIATION II JlJlLII I This unit is Double Insulated to help protect against electric shock. Double insulation construction consists of two separate "layers" of electrical insulation instead of grounding. Tools and appliances built with a double insulation system are not intended to be grounded. No grounding means is provided on this unit, nor should a :means of grounding be added to this unit. As a result, the extension cord used with your unit can be plugged into any standard 120 volt electrical outlet. Safety precautions must be observed when operating any electrical tool. The double insulation system only provides added protection against injury resulting from an internal electrical insulation failllre. I I I I IIIIIIIIIIIII CONSTRUCTION A WARNING All electrical repairs to this unit, including housing, switch, motor, etc., must be diagnosed and repaired by qualified service personnel. Replacement parts for a double insulated appliance must be identical to the parts they replace. A double insulated appliance is marked with the words "DOUBLE INSULATION" or "DOUBLE INSUI_TED." The symbol (square within a square)  may also be marked on the appliance. Failure to have the unit repaired by SEARS service personnel ean cause the double insulation construction to become ineffectiw and result in serious in_ur_ I III IIIIIIIII I IIII IIIIIIIIIIIIII III IIIIIIIII II I IIIIIII I II I I I I I IIII II I IIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ASSEMBLY i /illlUllllllllUUillllllllli iii i ii (If unit i iiiiii i i is received i assembled, li repeat all steps i iii in this section iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii to be sure iiii assembly is correct.) A. PREPARATION This Operator's Manual has been developed to help you assemble the unit and to provide its safe operation. It is important that:you read the entire manua! to become faznfliar with the unit before you begin assembly. 1. Read your Operator's Manual 2. Tools you will need: - Phillips Screwdriver - Adjustable Wrench B. TUBE Screw TOuter Upper Tube r Tube Screw AS SEMBLY 1. Remove the two shipping plugs from the tubes. 2. Slide the outer tube down the upper tube and over the end of the lower tube. Figure 1. Align the screw hole in the outer tube with the screw hole in the lower tube. Figure I. 3. Insert screw through the aligned holes. Figure 1. 4. Align the screw hole in the outer tube with the screw hole in the upper tube. Figure 1. 5. Insert screw through the aligned holes. Figure 1. 6. Thread locknuts onto screws and tighten securely. Shipping plugs located here. Figure 1 m ii i iJU C. EXTENSION CORD the plug does not fit fully into the extension cord, reverse the cord. If it still does not fit, make sure you have a polarized extension cord. If the extension cord does not fit into the outlet, reverse the cord. If it still does not fit into the outlet, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug or socket of the _t0r extension cord in any way. IVHI'_IMUM WIRE GAUGE RECOMMENDATIONS 1. Use only a 120 A,C. voltage supply as shown on nameplate of the unit to power your edger. 2. The extension cord used to reach the power source must be: a. Specifically marked as suitable for outdoor use. The cord must be marked with the suffix "TC-A." b. Heavy enough to carry current from the power source the full length of the extension cord to the unit. Otherwise, loss of power and overheating can occur causing damage to the unit. Refer to Figure 2 for minimum wire gauge recommendations. The cord must be marked with the proper wire gauge. (Appropriate extension cords are available.) Do not use multiple cords. c. In good condition. Cord insulation must be intact with no cracks or deterioration. Plug connectors must be undamaged. 3. Secure extension cord to unit as follows: a. Tie the power plug on the unit to the extension cord as shown in Figure 3. b. Insert plug into cord socket. Figure 3. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this Unit has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit into a polarized extension cord only one way. If VOLTS 120 25 FT 18 A.W.G.* •_v_ 50 FT. 16 A.W.G.* Figure 100 FT. 14 A.W.G.* 2 Power Plug on Unit x Extension Cord Figure 3 III I[I IIII PRE- OPERATION Instructions Before operating your unit, always: 1. Inspect the entire unit before each use. place damaged parts. Make sure all fasteners in place and securely fastened. 2. Throw 6 away blades that are I III I CHECKS lit Review all Warnings and Safety t _ WARNING this manual. 150 FT. ....... 12 A.W.G.* bent, in Reare warped, ! Illlll I I cracked, broken, way before using Illll or damaged the unit. in any other 3. Use only genuine SEARS edger blades accessories. Never use saw blades. 4. Use only tached. with the blade 5. Make sure blade securely fastened. SPONSIBILITIES." guard properly is properly installed Refer to "CUSTOMER and atand RE- II II Ill I IIIII I I II IUl J II I III I IHII IIII II II III I IJJlWL I fill I II II Ill USING YOUR UNIT ILIIIII A DANGER - THIS POWER UNIT |n n nnnn IJlNmlllll IIIIIIIIIIIIIII I I IIII II CAN BE DANGEROUS! Tm_s urdt can cause serious injury including amputation or blindness to the operator and ot_ers. The warnings and s ety instructions __this m_ual must be followed toprovide reasonable safety and efficiency in using this unit. The operator zs responsible for fbllowi'ng the war_. 'ngs and instructions in this manual and on the unit. Read the entire Operator's Manual before us m.g this !t! Restrict the use of_this unit to persons who read, understand, ana _ouow _ne warmngs aria mstTuctions in _nis manual and on the unit. A. EDGER SAFETY 1. OPERATOR SAFETY a_Read the entire Operator's Manual before assembling and using this unit! Restrict the use of this unit to persons who read, understand, and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the unit. b.Always wear a safety face shield or goggles. The blade guard will not prevent rocks and debris from being thrown or ricocheting into the eyes and face which can result in loss of vision or serious injur_. See the '_Accessories" section. c. Always wear heavy, longpants, boots' and gloves. Do not go barefoot or wear short pants, sandals, jewelry, loose clothing, or clothing with loosely hanging straps, ties, tassels, etc.; they can be caught in moving parts. Secure hair so it is above shoulder length. Being fully covered will help protect you from pieces of toxic plants such as poison ivy thrown by the trimmer head which could be more of a hazard than touching the plant itself. d.Do not operate this unit when you are tired, ill, or under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication. e: Hold the unit firmly with both hands. 3. EDGING a. Inspect the area to be cut before each use. Remove objects (rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, string, etc.) which can be thrown or become entangled in the blade. b.Always keep the unit in front of your bod_ Hold handle firmly with both hands. Figure 4. c. Keep firm footing and balance. Do not over-reach. d.Keep wheels in contact with the ground. e. Do not raise motor above your waist. The blade can come dangerously close to your body. f. Direct the discharge of debris away_ from people, animals, glass, and solid objects SUChas trees, automobiles, walls, etc. The spinning blade may cause rocks, dirt, sticks, etc., to be thrown or to ricochet which may hurt people or animals, break glass, or cause other damage. g. Do not use edger on graveled surfaces or in extremely muddy areas. h.Always push the unit slowly over rough ground. Stay alert for uneven sidewalks, holes in the terrain, or other similar conditions. i. Use only for jobs explained in this manual. Eye Protection 2. UNIT a.Inspect the entire unit before each use. Have damaged parts repaired or replaced by qualified service personnel. Make sure all fasteners are in place and securely fastened. b.Be sure the blade guard is properly attached. The blade guard must be installed when using the unit. c.Make sure the blade is properly installed and securely fastened. d.Rest rear wheels on ground, supporting blade off ground away from trees, bushes, onlookers, etc. Do not allow the blade to make contact until you are ready to begin edging. B. OPERATING POSITION Your unit has two operating positions, as follows: one for edging, one for trenching. To set the operating position, do the followin_ 1. Squeeze the pivot locking bar and pivot the motor to the desiredposition. Figure 5. Release the pivot locking bar, making sure the motor locks into position. 2. Pivot the front wheel position to correspond to the rear wheel position by squeezing the pivot locking bar and rotating the front wheel assembly. Figure 5. Make sure the front wheel assembly locks into position. Pivot Locking Bar Figure 5 7 C. SETTING THE DEPTH a WARNING [ Never attempt to adjust the depth adjusting[ wheel when the motor is running. Always stop[ the motor, wait until the blade stops turning,[ and disconnect the unit from the power source[ before making adjustments. [ To set edging/trenching depth, do the following: Press wheel locking button and pivot the wheel to the desired position_ Figure 6. Release the wheel locking button, making sure the wheel is in the locked position. Wheel Locking Button Your edger is equipped with three cutting positions which help control the depth of edging and trenching. Adjust to the following positions to compensate for blade Cutting Position i wear: Cutting Position 1 - First edging cut or re-cut after several wee_. Cutting Position 2 - Maintain initial cut - compensate for blade wear - slightly deeper cut than #1. Cutting Position 3 - Maintain initial cut - compensate for blade wear - slightly deeper cut than #2. IMPORTANT: Do not use cutting positions 2 and 3 for first cuts, or you may overload the motor, shortenLug it's life. la pllllll D. OPERATING i i ii i Cutting Position2 \(. Cutting Position3--.._ f I, _" ! ! Figure6 llllll i INSTRUCTIONS Blade Rotates Momentarily After the Switch is Released ® A WARNING Figure 1. 2. Allow the motor to reach full speed before entering the material to be cut. The blade has maximum cutting power at htl! speed and is less likely to bind or stall. If blade does not turn when switch is activated, make sure it is not stuck or bound by debris. :.:HI..HmHI E. OPERATING Stop Rotating Blade by Contact with I H TIPS • As you become fam_ar with your edger, you will be able to determine your own operating pace. Conditions such as depth of cut, angle of cut, and material being cut will regulate the speed and time requ_ed for your edging job. EDGING (Figure 8 )--yields precise, close cutting around sidewalks, driveways, patios, etc. TRENCHING (Figure 9 )--provides a wider cut or trench around sidewalks, driveways, patios, etc.. Trenching removes more material and therefore increases motor load. Be careful to cut slowly to avoid motor stalling or overload. 1. Allow the blade to reach full speed before placing the blade in the cut. Be careful to cut slowly to avoid motor stalling or overload. 2. If the area to be edged has never been cut or several :weeks have passed since the last cut, then use the cutting position 1. Figure 6. 3. Keep your edging path straight by guiding the depth adjusting wheel fiat on walkway. Figure 8. 4. Always work going away from people and solid objects such as walls, large stones, trees, automobiles, etc. 5. Be careful when edging near trees or valuable plants. The high speed metal blade may cut roots and cause damage to the plants. 6. Always keep blade area clean. Stop the unit, make sure blade has completely stopped turning, and disconnect unit from the power source before cleaning. 8 3. 4. 7 Always release the switch and allow motor to stop when not cutting. To stop the motor, release the switch; allow blade to stop turning before removing it from the cut. Figure 7. iHIHI I.I, , H HHllll. lml. I V ,,..... 7. If blade stalls, immediately raise the blade from the cut by lowering the handle. If blade continues to stall when raised, stop the unit, disconnect the power source, open the blade guard cover, and inspect blade area for blockage or damage. Clean the blade area of mud/grass and close the blade guard cover. EDGING Figure 8 TRENCHING Figure 9 II IIIIIIIII iiiiiiii SERVICE II I IIIIII I minim I - CUSTOMER II III I according to II n III il ii I l IIIIIIIIIIIII source before IIIIUIIIlIIIIilIIIIIIUlIIIIUIIIIIIIIIII III B. MAINTENANCE I mill IIII _IUI[[IIIIIIII 6. Inspect the entire unit. parts. Make sure all fasteners curely fastened. I III IIIIUI are cracked, in any other replacement Replace damaged are in place and se- I lj L I I l Wear protective gloves or performing maintenance to help avoid injury. Bhde Guard The blade is reversible. When the cutting edge on one side becomes worn, turn the blade over. Figure 10 Check blade for flatness periodically. Lay the blade on a fiat surface and inspect the blade for flatness. Throw away a blade that is not flat. A WARNING , '...... Mounting Lockstrap [ [ [ I Washer_ To reverse or replace blade, do the following: 1. Disconnect the unit from the power source. Hex Nut 2. Push the latch toward the front wheel and open the blade guard cover. Figure 10 (inset). Figure 1! 7. Replace lockstrap, washers, and hex nuts. ure 11. Tighten hex nuts securely. away from the hex lockstrap, 5+ Clean all parts and check for damage. damaged parts. Bolt \ I Always replace a blade that is bent, warped,[ cracked, broken, or damaged in any other way. Never attempt to straighten and re-use a damaged blade. Use only the specified replacement blade. _ 4. Remove the hex nuts, washers, blade from the unit. Figure 11. Front Wheel when on • 3. Bend the tabs on the lockstrap nuts. Figure 10. Latch i [ Use the proper replacement blade. Contact your SEARS Store for the proper part number. t II - BLADE • • I llllll I 5. Use only genuine SEARS paints as recommended. perform- A WAP_xrING The blade will spin momentarily after the motor stops. Make sure the blade has stopped _gl and disconnect the unit from the power source before performing work on the blade. ....... handling the blade II 4. Replace blade parts that chipped, broken, or damaged way before using the unit. recom- 2. Never start the unit with the blade guard removed. The blade can throw debris, which can result in serious injury. 3. Disconnect power ing maintenance. III IIIIII SAFETY 1. Maintain the unit mended procedures. IIIIIII l RESPONSIBILITIES Jllll II A. MAINTENANCE I lull 8. Bend tabs on lockstrap toward the hex nut. and 9. Close the blade guard cover, making is properly locked. Replace Reverse or replace blade; then, set it into position over both mounting bolts. Figure 11. Fig- sure the latch I CAUTION: I Do not use the unit without the blade guard cover closed and the latch properly locked. NOTES I i i I i I IJ i I TROUBLE IIII l ill ii II i l ii SHOOTING il , m illi i CAUSE i illlii Blade stops under a load or does not turn when switch is pressed. a. b. e. d. e. f. Blade turns but will not cut. a. Incorrect Blade_lade worn too short. b, Depth Adjustment set too high. c. Neither of the above. Forcing blade into material being c_t. Depth adjustment set too low. Blade guard clogged with debris. Edge guide bent toward blade. Unit unplugged. None of the above. ,,Jmnlm 11 .m, b. c. d. e. f. m a. Edger depth adjustment set too low, b. Depth adjustment mechanism(s) or wheel mount(s) broken. c. Neither of the above. ,,1 I I IIIIIII III II , , a. Replace blade. b. Lower edger by altering depth adjustment. c. Contact your SEARS Service Center!Dept. ,,,,U,,LV,,, ,,,................................... ,11,,,1, 11 , COP_ NOTES - 10 - ,1, , a. Raise edger by altering depth adjustment. b. Contact your SEARS Service Center/Dept. c. Contact I SAFETY GOGGLES BLADE EXTENSION ilili iiiiiiIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I I ii J.,. your SEARS Service Center/Dept. I I lii Cut at a slower pace. Raise edger by altering depth adjustment. Clean blade guard area. Replace edge guide. Plug unit into astandard 120 volt outlet. Contact your SEARS Service Center!Dept. , ,,m II II i REMEDY , m, I I .... Illil , Edger drags ground or cuts too deep. III IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I C ART i SYMFrOM II ill I , i u i Illl i i ii i i IllUIHI NOTES L - 11 - The Model Number can be found on the decal below the top handle. The Serial Number is located on the rear swivel. Always mention the Model Number when requesting service or repair parts for your unit. All parts listed herein may be ordered and most Sears Stores. Operator's Manual WHEN ORDERING ING INFORMATION 3 Wheels Wheels Wheels 4 Wheels REPAIR PARTS ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOWAS SHOWN IN THIS LIST: 1. The PART NUMBER 3. The PART DESCRIPTION 2. The MODEL NUMBER 4. The NAME OF ITEM 257.796422-3 257.796432-4 257.796433-4 358.796440-4 Wheels Wheels Wheels Wheels Model No. 257.796422257.796432--4 257.796433--4 358.796440-- from any Sears Service Center ELECTRIC -- EDGER If the parts you need are not stocked locally, your order will be transmitted to a Sears Repair Parts Distribution Center for handling. When you buy merchandise from Sears you get an extra value _hat nobody else can offer -Sears Service. How to Order Repair Parts Across town or across the cramtry, Sears Service is always near, providing trustworthy, competent service technicians using only Sears specified factory parts. REPAIR SERVICE 1-800-4-REPAIR (1-800-473-7247) ORDERING PARTS 1-800-FON-PART (1-800-366-7278) Your Sears Merchandise takes on added value when you discover that Sears has Service Units throughout the country. Each is staffed by Sears-Trained, professional technicians using Sears approved methods. 1-800-235-5878 HOURS: Men. - Sat. 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST Sun. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. i ill i Sears, i Roebuck and Co., Hoffman i] i Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. i PRINTED IN U.S.A.