Craftsman 257.796432 Operator`s manual

IMPORTANT
MANUAL
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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
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Sat. 7 a.m, - 7 p.m. CST
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ELECTRIC
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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-
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OPERATION
USING YOUR UNIT .........................
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
MAINTENANCE
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ACCESSORIES
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PARTS AND SERVICE ......................
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CHECKS
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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
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358.796440
Mac-net"
VOLTAGE:
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Magnet
& 257.796433
1.50'HP,
120 Volts
7.5
Pemanent
A.C.
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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
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IMPORTANT
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS.
IT
MEANS
'_TTENTION!
BE ALERT!
YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED."
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PIVOT
LOCI41NGBAR
WHEEL
LOCKING
FRONT
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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,
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WARN'ING
BLADE
CAN THROW
OBJECTS
VIO_NTLY.
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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.
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BLADE CAN THROW
OBJECTS VIOLENTLY.
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OTHERS CAN BE BLIN'DED
OR INJURED.
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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
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WARNING
CUTTING
BLADE
CAN
CUT THE EXTENSION
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?'
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C. UNPACKIrqG
driveways,
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B. INTRODUCTION
Your unit will edge sidewalks,
precisely and neatly.
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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
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BAG CONTENTS:
2
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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.
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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_
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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C. SETTING
THE DEPTH
a WARNING
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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.
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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.
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INSTRUCTIONS
Blade Rotates
Momentarily
After the
Switch is
Released
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A WARNING
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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.
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Stop Rotating Blade by
Contact with
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• 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.
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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.
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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
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TRENCHING
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the entire
unit.
parts. Make sure all fasteners
curely fastened.
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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.
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Mounting
Lockstrap
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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).
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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.
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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.
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4. Remove the hex nuts, washers,
blade from the unit. Figure 11.
Front
Wheel
when
on
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3. Bend the tabs on the lockstrap
nuts. Figure 10.
Latch
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Use the proper replacement blade. Contact your
SEARS Store for the proper part number.
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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.
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the blade
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blade
parts
that
chipped,
broken,
or damaged
way before using the unit.
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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.
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mended procedures.
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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.
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sure the latch
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the
blade
guard
cover
closed
and the latch
properly locked.
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load or does not
turn when switch
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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.
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set too low,
b. Depth adjustment mechanism(s)
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b. Lower edger by altering depth adjustment.
c. Contact your SEARS Service Center!Dept.
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a. Raise edger by altering depth adjustment.
b. Contact your SEARS Service Center/Dept.
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Raise edger by altering depth adjustment.
Clean blade guard area.
Replace edge guide.
Plug unit into astandard
120 volt outlet.
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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
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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.
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IL 60179
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