Weed Eater 2510 Operator`s manual

SHINDAIWA GRASS TRIMMER TO BLADE CONVERSION
INSTRUCTIONS
Model 80559 For Trimmer T230, T231,
T2500, T2510, 65001
WARNING!
Minimize the risk of injury to yourself and others! Read the Owner's/Operator's manual originally supplied with the unit that is being upgraded and
familiarize yourself with the contents. Always wear eye and hearing protection when operating your unit.
X7502802200
08/10
Introduction
These are instructions to convert a grass trimmer to a blade capable unit. This is not an Owner's/Operator's manual. Information on how to operate and maintain the unit can be found in the Owner's/Operator's manual for the unit you are converting. Note this kit is supplied with a cutting attachment shield that has been redesigned to provide better visibility and a
larger cutting swath when used as a grass trimmer.
IMPORTANT!
IMPORTANT!
If the cutting attachment shield has been removed from
your unit or the unit was manufactured prior to October
2001, an additional clamp kit will be required to complete
this installation. The clamp kit required is Shindaiwa part
number 80292.
Contents
The information contained in these instructions describes
the product available at the time of publication.
Echo, Inc. reserves the right to make changes to products
without prior notice, and without obligation to make alterations to units previously manufactured.
PAGE
PAGE
PAGE
Attention Statements.........................2
General Safety Instructions...............3
Assembly...........................................4
Safety Labels.....................................3
Kit Contents.......................................3
Shoulder Strap..................................8
Using a Brushcutter Blade.................8
Attention Statements
Throughout this manual are special “attention statements”.
WARNING!
A statement preceded by the triangular attention symbol and the word “WARNING” contains information that should be
acted upon to prevent serious bodily injury.
CAUTION!
A statement preceded by the word “CAUTION” contains
information that should be acted upon to prevent mechanical
damage.
IMPORTANT!
A statement preceded by the word “IMPORTANT” is one that
possesses special significance.
NOTE:
Read and follow this
operators manual.
Failure to do so could
result in serious injury.
Wear eye and hearing
protection at all times
during the operation
of this unit.
Keep bystanders
at least 50 feet (15 m)
away during operation.
Beware of thrown or
ricocheted objects.
A statement preceded by the word “NOTE” contains information
that is handy to know and may make your job easier.
IMPORTANT!
The instructions described in this manual are intended to help
you get the most from your Shindaiwa power tool as well as
to protect you and others from harm. These procedures are
guidelines for safe operation under most conditions, and are
not intended to replace any safety rules and/or laws that may
be in force in your area. If you have questions regarding your
Shindaiwa power tool, or if you do not understand something in
these instructions, your Shindaiwa dealer will be glad to assist
you. You may also contact Shindaiwa at the address printed on
the back of this instructional manual.
2
Do not operate this unit
with a blade unless the
unit is equipped with a
Shindaiwa-approved
handlebar or barrier.
Always wear a harness
when operating this unit
with a blade. A harness
is also recommended when
using trimmer line.
If unit is used as a
brushcutter, beware of
blade thrust. A jammed
blade can cause the unit
to jerk suddenly and may
cause the operator to
lose control of the unit.
Safety Labels
BCC03
IMPORTANT!
Safety and Operation Information Labels: Make sure
all information labels are undamaged and readable.
Immediately replace damaged or missing information
labels. A new label is provided in this kit and additional
labels are available from your local authorized Shindaiwa dealer. Prior to installing the new label, Remove
old label and clean the outer tube with rubbing alcohol
or similar cleaner.
General Safety Instructions
WARNING!
■■When operating with a blade, make sure the handle
is positioned to provide you with maximum protection from contacting the blade. Always make sure the
handlebar is installed in accordance with the manufacturers instruction.
■■ALWAYS Shut off the engine immediately if a blade
binds in a cut. Push the branch or tree to ease the
bind and free the blade.
■■Beware of a coasting blade when brushcutting or
edging. A coasting blade can injure while it continues to spin after the throttle trigger is released or
after the engine is stopped.
■■NEVER use a cracked or warped blade: If a properly
installed blade vibrates, replace it with a new one and
re-check.
Kit Contents
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Description
Qty
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2
3
4
5
6
7
Warning Label
Debris Shield
Debris Shield Extension
Upper Clamp
Spacer
Shoulder Strap
Hanger
M5 x 12 mm Socket
Head Cap Screw
M5 Nut
M5 x 35 mm SPW Bolt
Barrier Bar
M5 Nut
Bolt Guard
M7 x 22 mm SW Bolt
Holder (A)
Holder (B)
Safety Clip
Collar
M5 x 34mm Bolt
Assembly Tool (s)
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1
2
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10
5
12
19
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4
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7
8
14
15
17
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Assembly
Removing the Old Cutting Attachment Shield
Remove the Existing Cutting Attachment Shield.
Socket-Head Cap
Screws
1. Remove the four socket-head cap screws, bracket and
two shims. See Figure 1.
2. Remove the retaining nut, washer and gearcase clamp
screw. If possible, do not disturb the D-washer.
3. Remove the cutting attachment shield from the
gearcase.
Shim
Bracket
Gearcase
Housing
Shim
Outer Tube
D-washer
CAUTION!
The D-Washer is a spacer that prevents overtightening
and must remain in place to prevent possible damage to
the gearcase clamp.
Gearcase
Clamp
Screw
Cutting Attachment Shield
Washer
Retaining
Nut
TSU05
Figure 1
Barrier Bar and Hanger Assembly
Socket-head Capscrews
Handle
Throttle Assembly
1. Remove the four socket-head cap screws
on the handle and remove the handle and
mounting bracket.
2. Unscrew gearcase housing locating screw,
and slide gearcase off of outer tube.
3. Position the hanger on the outer tube between the handle and throttle assembly and
secure the hanger with the nut and bolt as
shown in Figure 2.
Nut
4. Slide gear case on to outer tube and align
locating holes.
5. Thread locating screw into locating hole, and
tighten securely.
Outer Tube
Bolt
Hanger
BCC07
Handle Positioning Label
Barrier Bar
Figure 2
4
Nuts
6. Position the handle on the outer tube forward of Handle Positioning Label as shown
in Figure 2.
7. Install the barrier bar with the socket-head
cap screws and nuts. Tighten the screws
finger-tight ONLY at this time.
8. Locate the handle in the best position for
operator comfort (usually about 10 inches
ahead of the throttle housing).
9. Secure the handle by alternately tightening
the four socket-head screws in a diagonal or
“criss-cross” fashion.
New Cutting Attachment Shield
Assemble the Cutting Attachment Shield to the Outer Tube.
1. Attach cutting attachment shield
mounting plate to gear case housing using clamp screw, washer, and
retaining nut, and tighten finger tight.
Socket-head
Cap Screws
Upper Clamp
2. Make sure that the D-washer is
installed in the gear case clamp, flat
side facing outer tube.
3. Insert the cutting attachment shield
between the outer tube and the cutting attachment mounting plate. See
Figure 3.
Shim
Sub-shield
Cutting
Attachment
Shield
4. Fit the two shims and the bracket
over the outer tube and install the four
socket-head cap screws finger tight.
See Figure 3.
5. Tighten the gearcase clamp screw,
then install the washer and retaining
nut and tighten securely.
Cutting Attachment Shield
Shim
Nut
Cutting Attachment
Shield Mounting
Plate
Figure 3
CAUTION!
Make sure the clamp screw and
retaining nut are securely tightened
before tightening the four socket head
screws.
6. Tighten the four socket-head cap
screws to secure the cutting attachment shield.
Sub-Shield.
(when trimmer head is in use)
1. Attach the shield extension to the
cutting attachment shield.
WARNING!
WARNING!
NEVER operate the unit without the cutting attachment
shield installed and tightly secured!
WARNING!
NEVER use this machine without sub-shield when using a trimmer head.
CAUTION!
Make sure the sub-guard is completely hooked at the
hook receiver.
A cutting attachment shield or other protective device is
no guarantee of protection against ricochet. YOU MUST
ALWAYS GUARD AGAINST FLYING DEBRIS!
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Install Blade
1. Turn the unit over so that the gearcase output shaft faces UP.
2. Align the hole in the holder with the notch in the gearcase flange,
and then temporarily lock the output shaft by inserting a hex
wrench through both holes.
Hex Wrench
3. While holding the hex wrench turn the trimmer head clockwise to
remove. Remove trimmer head mounting bolt. Remove the hex
wrench. See figure 4.
Figure 4
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4. Remove and discard the holder and collar. See Figure 5.
Output
Shaft
Holder
5. Install the new collar. See Figure 5.
Collar
Figure 5
Assembly: Blade T261X
Assembly: Blade T261X
6. Install
Holder Blade.
(A) and safety clip. See Figure 6.
Mount
the Cutting
Mount the Cutting Blade.
Shaft Bolt
Shaft Bolt
Slide the safety clip off-center
Slide the safety clip off-center
Turn the T61X upside down so the
Turn the
T61X
upside
downUP
soand
the
gearcase
output
shaft
is facing
Bolt Guard
gearcase
output
shaft
is
facing
UP
remove the shaft bolt, bolt guard and and
Bolt Guard
7. Next,
slide
the
safety
clip off-center.
See Figure 6.
remove
the
shaft
bolt,
bolt
guard
and
holder B from the gearcase shaft.
Output
Holder B
holder B from the gearcase shaft.
Output
Shaft
Holder B
1. Align the hole in blade holder A with
Shaft
1.
Align
the
hole
in
blade
holder
A
with
the matching hole in the gearcase
Gear Shaft
Holder (A)
the
matching
hole
in
the
gearcase
Gear Shaft
flange and then temporarily lock the
Safety
flange
andby
then
temporarily
the
Safety Clip
output
shaft
inserting
a hex lock
wrench
Safety
Clip
Safety Clip
output
shaft
by
inserting
a
hex
wrench
through both holes. See Figure 1.
Clip
Holder A
through both holes. See Figure 1.
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Figure
Holder A Figure
. Slide the safety clip off-center. See
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Figure 13
.
Slide13.
the safety clip off-center. See
Figure
8.Figure
Fit the13.
blade over the safety clip and then center it over the flange
3. Fit the
over
safety
clip and
on blade
Holder
(A).the
See
Figure
7.
3.
Fitcenter
the blade
over
the
safetyonclip
and
then
it over
the
flange
holder
then
center
it
over
the
flange
on
holder
A. See Figure 14.
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A. See Figure 14.
NOTE:
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CAUTION!
When installing certain blades, it may be necessary to temporarily
Center the Safety
Slip the Saw Blade In
CAUTION!
Center
Slip the
Saw Blade In
Clipthe Safety
Place
remove
safety
Install
the the
blade
so itsclip.
printed surHex Wrench
Clip
Place
Install
the blade
its printed
surHex Wrench
face
is visible
to thesooperator
when
face
is
visible
to
the
operator
when
the brushcutter
is in the normal
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brushcutter
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operating
position.is in the normal
operating
Install theposition.
blade so its printed surface is visible to the operator when
the brushcutter is in the normal operating position.
WARNING!
WARNING!
The blade must fit flat
The blade
must flange.
fit flat
against
the holder
Output
against the
holder
The blade mounting
hole
must flange.
be
Output
Shaft
Blade
The
blade
mounting
hole
must
be
Shaft
centered over the raised boss on
Blade
centered
blade
holderover
A. the raised boss on
6
blade holder A.
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26112
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NOTE:
NOTE:
WARNING!
Install Holder (B)
The blade must fit flat against the holder flange. The
blade mounting hole must be centered over the raised
boss on blade Holder (A).
Saw
Blade
9. Lock the blade in place by centering the safety clip on
the output shaft. See Figure 8.
Bolt
Guard
Tighten the Assembly
BLADE NOT SHOWN
FOR CLARITY!
WARNING!
Never operate a unit with a blade without the safety clip
in place!
WARNING!
A standard grass trimmer unit with loop
handle should NEVER be operated
with blade-type attachments. For blade
use, the trimmer must be fitted with a
bicycle-type handlebar or barrier bar
that is located in front of the operator to
reduce the risk of the operator coming in
contact with the cutting attachment. (Per
ANSI B175.3). When using a blade, the
unit must be equipped with a harness or
strap.
Spark Plug
Wrench
Hex Wrench
Figure 8
Install Holder (A)
WARNING!
Holder (B) must fit flush against the blade and the splines
engaged to the output shaft.
10.Install blade Holder (B) on the output shaft. See Figure 8. The recess
in the holder must completely cover the safety clip, and must fit tightly
against the blade.
11.Align the hole in blade Holder (A) with the notch in the gearcase
flange, and then lock the output shaft by inserting a hex wrench
through both holes.
12.Install the bolt guard and then the blade retaining bolt. Using the spark
plug wrench, tighten the bolt firmly in a counter-clockwise direction.
13.Remove the hex wrench.
The unit should now be completely assembled and ready for
use with a blade.
IMPORTANT!
Units with adjustable carburetors must be readjusted for blade use, otherwise serious engine damage can occur.
WARNING!
Cutting attachment must not move at idle, otherwise
serious injury can result. See “Idle speed adjustment”
section in the unit Operator’s Manual.
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Shoulder Strap
Adjust the shoulder strap so the shoulder pad rests comfortably on the off-side
shoulder and the cutting path of the cutting attachment is parallel to the
ground. Tighten hanger screw.
WARNING!
Always wear a shoulder strap when operating this unit with a blade. A
shoulder strap is also recommended when using trimmer line.
NOTE:
Using a shoulder strap with a brush-cutter allows you to maintain proper
control of the unit and reduces fatigue during extended operation.
NOTE:
Although a shoulder strap accessory is not required for use with a grass
trimmer, a shoulder strap can increase operator comfort during extended
periods of operation.
Using A Brushcutter Blade
WARNING!
 Before working with a blade-equipped unit, always inspect and clean the area of objects that could interfere with or
damage the blade.
 Never use a blade near sidewalks, fence posts, buildings or other objects that could cause injury or damage.
 Never use a blade for purposes other than those for which it was designed.
 Whenever you strike a hard object with a blade, always stop the brushcutter and carefully inspect the blade for damage. NEVER OPERATE THE UNIT WITH A DAMAGED BLADE!
 A blade-equipped unit must be equipped with a bicycle-type handlebar or barrier as well as a harness or strap.
 Always make sure the cutting attachment shield is properly installed before operating the unit.
Blade Thrust
‘Blade thrust’ is a sudden sideways or backward motion of the brushcutter.
Such motion may occur when the blade jams or catches on an object such
as a sapling tree or tree stump. BE CONSTANTLY ALERT FOR BLADE
THRUST AND GUARD AGAINST ITS EFFECTS!
Eleven
O’Clock
Barrier Bar
A brushcutter’s barrier bar helps prevent the operator from moving forward,
or the unit moving rearward, thus preventing inadvertent bodily contact with
the blade. ALWAYS KEEP THE BARRIER BAR SECURELY IN PLACE ON
THE UNIT!
Shoulder Strap or Harness
A shoulder strap or harness provides additional protection against blade
thrust. In addition, a shoulder strap or harness gives significant support and
comfort to help ensure safe and efficient operation.
When operating a unit equipped with a blade, make sure both the handle/
barrier bar and shoulder strap or harness are adjusted to the size of the
operator using the unit.
The blade rotates counter-clockwise. For best performance and to minimize
being struck by debris, move the blade from right to left while advancing on
your work.
Position the blade so cuts are made between the blade’s 7 o’clock and
11 o’clock positions (as viewed from above). DO NOT cut between the 11
o’clock and 5 o’clock positions (shaded area).
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DO NOT C
UT
Blade
Rotation
OK To Cut
Seven
O’Clock
Five
O’Clock
BCC17
NOTES
9
NOTES
10
NOTES
11
Consumer Product Support
If you require assistance or have questions concerning the application, operation or maintenance of this product you
may call the Shindaiwa Consumer Product Support Department at 1-877-986-7783 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Central
Standard Time) Monday through Friday. Before calling, please know the model and serial number of your unit.
ECHO Incorporated.
400 Oakwood Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047-1564 U.S.A.
Telephone: 1-877-986-7783
Fax: 1-847-540-8416
www.shindaiwa.com
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