king canada electric leaf blower instruction manual

KING CANADA
ELECTRIC LEAF BLOWER
MODEL: 8501BL
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
COPYRIGHT © 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY KING CANADA TOOLS INC.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
2-YEAR
LIMITED WARRANTY
ELECTRIC LEAF BLOWER
KING CANADA TOOLS
OFFERS A 2-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR NON-COMMERCIAL USE.
PROOF OF PURCHASE
Please keep your dated proof of purchase for warranty and servicing purposes.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Replacement parts for this product are available at our authorized King Canada service centers across Canada.
LIMITED TOOL WARRANTY
King Canada makes every effort to ensure that this product meets high quality and durability standards. King Canada warrants to the
original retail consumer a 2-year limited warranty as of the date the product was purchased at retail and that each product is free from
defects in materials. Warranty does not apply to defects due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, normal wear and tear, negligence
or accidents, repairs done by an unauthorized service center, alterations and lack of maintenance. King Canada shall in no event be
liable for death, injuries to persons or property or for incidental, special or consequential damages arising from the use of our products.
To take advantage of this limited warranty, return the product at your expense together with your dated proof of purshase to an
authorized King Canada service center. Contact your retailer or visit our web site at www.kingcanada.com for an updated listing of our
authorized service centers. In cooperation with our authorized serviced center, King Canada will either repair or replace the product if
any part or parts covered under this warranty which examination proves to be defective in workmanship or material during the
warranty period.
NOTE TO USER
This instruction manual is meant to serve as a guide only. Specifications and references are subject to change without prior notice.
PARTS DIAGRAM & PARTS LISTS
Refer to the Parts section of the King Canada web site for the most updated parts diagram and parts list.
KING CANADA INC. DORVAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA H9P 2Y4
www.kingcanada.com
GENERAL & SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FOR ELECTRIC LEAF BLOWERS
1. KNOW YOUR TOOL
Read and understand the owners manual and labels affixed to the
tool. Learn its application and limitations as well as its specific
potential hazards.
2. KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE.
Keep in good working order, properly adjusted and aligned.
3. KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN.
Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents. Make sure the floor
is clean and not slippery due to wax and sawdust build-up.
4. DON’T USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT.
Don’t use power tools in damp or wet locations, or expose them
to rain. Keep work area well lit and provide adequate surrounding
work space.
5. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY.
All visitors should be kept a safe distance from work area.
6. MAKE WORKSHOP CHILD-PROOF.
-with padlocks, master switches or by removing starter keys.
7. DON’T FORCE TOOL.
It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
designed.
8. USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD
Make sure the extension cord is in good condition. When using an
extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the
current your tool will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in
line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. See
electrical information page for table showing correct size to use
depending on the cord lenght and the nameplate amperage rating.
If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge
number, the heavier the cord.
9. WEAR PROPER APPAREL.
Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties or jewelry (rings,
watch) which may get caught in moving parts. Non-slip footwear is
recommended. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
Roll up long sleeves above the elbows.
10. ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES.
Also use a face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. Always
wear safety glasses (ANSI Z87.1). Everyday eyeglasses only have
impact resistant lenses, thet are NOT safety glasses.
11. DON’T OVERREACH.
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
12. MAINTAIN TOOL WITH CARE.
Keep tools sharp and clean for best and safest performance.
Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
13. DISCONNECT TOOLS.
Before servicing, when changing accessories or attachments.
14. AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING.
Make sure the swich is in the ‘’OFF’’ position before plugging in.
15. USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES.
Consult the manual for recommended accessories. Follow the
instructions that accompany the accessories. The use of improper
accessories may cause risk of injury to persons.
16. CHECK DAMAGED PARTS.
Before further use of the tool, a guard or other parts that are
damaged should be carefully checked to ensure that they will
operate properly and perform their intended function. Check for
alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of
parts, mounting, and any other conditions that may affect its
operation. A guard or other parts that are damaged should be
properly repaired or replaced.
17. NEVER LEAVE MACHINE RUNNING UNATTENDED.
TURN POWER OFF. Don’t leave any tool running until it comes
to a complete stop.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
1. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. When using
an extention cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the
current your product will draw. A wire gauge size (A.W.G.) of at least
14 is recommended for an extension cord 50’ (15m) or less in
length. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the
gauge number, the heavier the cord. An undersized cord will cause
a drop in line voltage, resulting in loss of power and overheating.
2. Do not point the blower tube in the direction of people or pets, or
in the direction of windows. Use extra caution when blowing debris
near solid objects such as trees, automobiles and walls.
3. Never run the unit without proper equipment attached. Always
ensure the blower tube is installed.
4. When not in use, blower should be stored indoors in a dry, in a
secure location out of the reach of children.
5. Maintain tool with care. Keep fan area clean for best and safest
performance. Follow instructions for proper maintenance.
6. Only use blower in daylight, do not use in the dark.
7. Check air vents. Keep air vents free of debris which can restrict air
flow and cause damage to the blower.
8. Do not unplug by pulling on extension cord. To unplug, grasp the
plug, not the extension cord.
9. To reduce risk of electric shock, do not expose to rain, do not use
on wet surfaces. Store indoors.
10. Be sure to secure the unit while transporting.
11. Store the unit in a dry area, locked up to prevent unauthorized
use or damage, and stored in a high place, out of the reach of
children.
12. Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other liquid.
Keep handle dry, clean and free of debris. Clean after each use.
See Maintenance instructions.
13. Do not leave the blower outdoors overnight, exposure to
humidity could damage the unit.
14. Never place objects inside blower tube. These objects can be
projected towards bystanders and cause serious injuries.
15. Never attempt to use blower to spread liquids such as water or
fertilizers, internal damage will occur.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR
ELECTRIC LEAF BLOWER
1. Blower tube attachment. Gets installed to the air outlet.
2. 1 of 2 blower tube retaining clips. Fixes or releases the blower
tube attachment.
3. Blower unit.
4. On/Off switch.
MODEL
Air speed
Impellor size
No load speed
Motor
Voltage
Dimensions (LxWxH)
Weight
5. Blower air inlet vents. Do not obstruct these air vents or else the
blower air flow will be restricted.
6. Power cord (polarized) and extension cord lock system.
Prevents the extension cord from being unplugged during use.
8501BL
290 Km/h (180 M/h)
4-3/4”
15,500 RPM
7.5 Amp.
110V, 1 phase, 60 Hz
31” x 8” x 11-1/2”
5 lbs
ELECTRICAL INFORMATION
WARNING!
ALL ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS MUST BE DONE BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN. FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN
SERIOUS INJURY! ALL ADJUSTMENTS OR REPAIRS MUST BE DONE WITH THIS POWER TOOL DISCONNECTED FROM THE
POWER SOURCE. FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY!
POWER SUPPLY
WARNING: YOUR ELECTRIC BLOWER IS WIRED AT THE FACTORY FOR 110-120V
OPERATION, IT MUST BE CONNECTED TO A 110-120V/15-AMP. TIME DELAY FUSE OR
CIRCUIT BREAKER. FAILURE TO CONNECT IN THIS WAY CAN RESULT IN INJURY FROM
SHOCK OR FIRE. The blower plug (A) Fig.1 is intended for use with a polarized 2 wire or 3 wire
outdoor rated extension cord (B) as illustrated in Fig.1.
B A
SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS: POLARIZED PLUG
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this blower comes with a polarized 120V plug (one blade is
wider than the other). It must be used with a suitable polarized 2 wire or 3 wire extension cord.
Polarized connections will fit together only one way. Make sure that the receptacle end of the
extension cord has large and small blade slot widths. If the plug does not fit fully into the extension
cord, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, obtain a suitable extension cord. If the extension cord
does not fit fully in the outlet, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not
modify the tool plug or extension cord in any way.
USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD
Make sure the extension cord is in good condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to use
one heavy enough to carry the current your tool will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in
line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. See Fig.2 for table showing correct size to
use depending on the cord lenght and the nameplate amperage rating. If in doubt, use the next
heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord. Always use U.L. or CSA
listed extension cords rated for outdoor use.
WARNING: Replace damaged cords immediately. Use of damaged cords can shock, burn or
electrocute.
FIGURE 1
Tool’s
Amperage
Rating
Cord Size in A.W.G.
Cord Length in Feet
25 50 100 150
18
18
18
18
14
3-6
6-8
8-10
10-12
12-16
FIGURE 2
CONNECTING EXTENSION CORD TO BLOWER PLUG
Secure the extension cord (A) Fig.3 to the extension cord lock (B) on the motor
housing. First bend the end of the extension cord and then pass it through the cord
lock opening (C). Then slip the extension cord around the “T” notch cord lock (B) and
pull on the extension cord to get a tight fit. This will prevent accidental unplugging of
the extension cord during use. Then plug the female end of the extension cord (D) into
the tool’s polarized plug (A) Fig.1.
WARNING! To reduce risk of electric shock, do not expose to rain, do not use on wet
surfaces. Store indoors.
FIGURE 3
16
16
16
16
12
16
14
14
14
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14
12
12
12
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ASSEMBLY, OPERATION
& MAINTENANCE
ATTACHING/REMOVING BLOWER TUBE
Align the grooves on the blower tube (A) Fig.4 with the grooves on the blower outlet
(B). Push the blower tube onto the blower outlet until it clicks into position. To remove
the blower tube, press the tube release buttons (C) while pulling on the blower tube.
Warning! Make sure the blower tube is installed before attempting to use the blower.
OPERATING YOUR BLOWER
Refer to the general and specific safety instructions and familiarize yourself with your
blower before attempting to operate.
This blower is intended for the following use;
-Clearing leaves and other debris from your lawn, deck or driveway.
FIGURE 4
Starting/Stopping Blower
1) Connect an outdoor use extension cord to the polarized plug on the rear of the
blower. Follow the instructions for locking extension cord to cord lock, refer to Fig.3.
2) To start the blower, move the On/Off switch (A) Fig.5 to the On (I) position.
3) To stop the blower, move the On/Off switch (A) Fig.5 to the Off (O) position.
Operational guidelines
1) Hold the blower tube approximately 7” above the ground and turn the switch to the
On position to start. In a sweeping motion, move the blower side-to-side, advancing
slowing keeping the leaves, grass etc. in front of you.
2) Always blow around the outer edges of a debris pile. Never blow directly into the
middle of a pile.
3) Loosen the debris pile using a broom or rake before blowing. If pile is dusty, slightly
dampen the pile to limit airborne dust.
4) Always wear safety glasses to prevent rocks or solid debris from being blown or
ricocheting into the eyes and face which can cause serious injury.
5) Always work away from solid objects such as large stones, cars and fences.
6) Be careful around flower beds, the force of the air could damage them.
FIGURE 5
MAINTENENCE
WARNING: For your own safety, turn switch “OFF” and remove extension cord plug from power source outlet before maintaining your
blower.
WARNING: All repairs, electrical or mechanical, should be attempted only by trained repairmen. Contact the nearest King Canada Service
Center. Use only identical replacement parts, any other may create a hazard. If the power plug is worn or damaged in any way, have it replaced
immediately.
CLEANING AND STORAGE- TURN OFF AND UNPLUG TOOL! (Unplug extension cord at power source.)
Use only mild soap and a damp cloth to clean the tool. Your blower should be stored indoors in a dry place.
WARNING: Certain cleaning agents and solvents can damage plastic parts. Some of these are: gasoline, carbon tetrachloride, chlorinated
cleaning solvents, ammonia and household detergents which contain ammonia. Avoiding use of these and other types of cleaning agents will
minimize the possibility of damage.
CAUTION: DO NOT POUR OR SPRAY WATER ON THE TOOL IN AN ATTEMPT TO CLEAN. Never let any liquid get inside the tool; never
immerse any part of the tool into a liquid. Do not store the tool on or adjacent to fertilizers or chemicals. Such storage can cause rapid
corrosion of the metal parts.