Black & Decker GT110 grass trimmer

GT90
GT100
GT110
GT115
English
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Intended use
Your Black & Decker hedge trimmer has been designed for
trimming hedges, shrubs and brambles. This tool is intended
for consumer use only.
Safety instructions
General power tool safety warnings
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Warning! Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions listed below may result in electric shock,
fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term "power tool" in all of the warnings listed below refers
to your mains operated (corded) power tool or battery
operated (cordless) power tool.
1. Work area safety
a. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark
areas invite accidents.
b. Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases
or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes.
c. Keep children and bystanders away while operating
a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
2. Electrical safety
a. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs
with earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs
and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
b. Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded
surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock
if your body is earthed or grounded.
c. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
d. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying,
pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away
from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged
or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
e. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an
extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord
suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
f. If operating a power tool in a damp location is
unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD)
protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of
electric shock.
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3. Personal safety
a. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power
tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs,
alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
b. Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection
used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c. Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in
the off-position before connecting to power source
and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or
energising power tools that have the switch on invites
accidents.
d. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning
the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a
rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
e. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
all times. This enables better control of the power tool in
unexpected situations.
f. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away
from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair
can be caught in moving parts.
g. If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of dust collection can
reduce dust-related hazards.
4. Power tool use and care
a. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power
tool for your application. The correct power tool will do
the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
b. Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it
on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with
the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
c. Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the
battery pack from the power tool before making any
adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power
tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the power tool accidentally.
d. Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and
do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or
these instructions to operate the power tool. Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
e. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any
other condition that may affect the power tools
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
f. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less
likely to bind and are easier to control.
g. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in
accordance with these instructions, taking into
account the working conditions and the work to be
performed. Use of the power tool for operations different
from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
5. Service
a. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
Additional power tool safety warnings
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Warning! Additional safety warnings for hedge
trimmers
Keep all parts of the body away from the cutter blade.
Do not remove cut material or hold material to be cut
when blades are moving. Make sure the switch is off
when clearing jammed material. A moment of inattention
while operating the tool can result in serious personal injury.
u Carry the hedge trimmer by the handle with the cutter
blade stopped. When transporting or storing the
hedge trimmer always fit the cutting device cover.
Proper handling of the hedge trimmer will reduce possible
personal injury from the cutter blades.
u Keep cable away from cutting area. During operation
the cable can be hidden in shrubs and can be accidentally
cut the handle.
u This tool is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the tool by a person responsible for
their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the tool.
u The intended use is described in this instruction manual.
The use of any accessory or attachment or performance
of any operation with this tool other than those
recommended in this instruction manual can present a risk
of personal injury and/or damage to property.
u Do not carry the tool with your hands on the front handle,
switch or the trigger switch unless the battery has been
removed.
u If you have not used a hedge trimmer before, preferably
seek practical instruction by an experienced user in
addition to studying this manual.
u Never touch the blades while the tool is running.
u Never attempt to force the blades to come to a standstill.
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Do not put the tool down until the blades have come to a
complete standstill.
u Regularly check the blades for damage and wear.
Do not use the tool when the blades are damaged.
u Take care to avoid hard objects (e.g. metal wire, railings)
when trimming. Should you accidentally hit any such
object, immediately switch the tool off and check for any
damage.
u Should the tool start to vibrate abnormally, immediately
switch it off and check for any damage.
u If the tool stalls, immediately switch it off. Remove the
battery before attempting to remove any obstructions.
u After use, place the blade sheath supplied over the
blades. Store the tool, making sure that the blade is not
exposed.
u Always ensure that all guards are fitted when using the
tool. Never attempt to use an incomplete tool or a tool with
unauthorised modifications.
u Never allow children to use the tool.
u Be aware of falling debris when cutting the higher slides of
a hedge.
u Always hold the tool with both hands and by the handles
provided.
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Safety of others
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible
for their safety.
u Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
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Vibration
The declared vibration emission values stated in the technical
data and the declaration of conformity have been measured in
accordance with a standard test method provided by
EN 60745 and may be used for comparing one tool with
another. The declared vibration emission value may also be
used in a preliminary assessment of exposure.
Warning! The vibration emission value during actual use of
the power tool can differ from the declared value depending
on the ways in which the tool is used. The vibration level may
increase above the level stated.
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When assessing vibration exposure to determine safety
measures required by 2002/44/EC to protect persons regularly
using power tools in employment, an estimation of vibration
exposure should consider, the actual conditions of use and the
way the tool is used, including taking account of all parts of the
operating cycle such as the times when the tool is switched off
and when it is running idle in addition to the trigger time.
6. Blade sheath
7. Cable restraint
This hedge trimmer has the following features for your benefit:
u Ergonomically formed handles for comfortable cutting.
u Machined blades for improved cutting.
u Dual action blades for reduced vibration.
Labels on tool
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and unplugged and that the blade sheath is fitted
over the blades.
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The following pictograms are shown on the tool:
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Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user must
read the instruction manual.
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Wear gloves when operating this tool.
Immediately disconnect the cable from the mains if it
is damaged or cut.
Do not expose the tool to rain or high humidity.
This tool is double insulated; therefore no earth wire
is required. Always check that the power supply
corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Using an extension cable
Always use an approved extension cable suitable for the
power input of this tool (see technical data). The extension
cable must be suitable for outdoor use and marked
accordingly. Up to 30 m of 1.5 mm² HO5V V-F extension cable
can be used without loss of product performance. Before use,
inspect the extension cable for signs of damage, wear and
ageing. Replace the extension cable if damaged or defective.
When using a cable reel, always unwind the cable completely.
Features
This tool includes some or all of the following features.
1. Trigger switch
2. Front handle switch
3. Front handle
4. Guard
5. Blade
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Fitting the guard (fig. A)
Locate the guard (4) into the mounting bracket (8).
Push the guard into the bracket until it clicks into place.
Warning! Never use the tool without the guard.
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Always wear safety glasses and ear protection.
Electrical safety
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Assembly
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Connecting the tool to the mains (fig. B)
Unless the tool is fitted with a mains cable, you will need to
connect an extension cable to the power inlet.
u Connect the female socket of a suitable extension cable to
the power inlet of the tool.
u Loop the cable through the cable restraint (7) as shown to
prevent the extension cable from becoming detached
during use.
u Insert the mains plug into a mains outlet.
Warning! The extension cable must be suitable for outdoor use.
When using a cable reel, always unwind the cable completely.
Residual risks.
Additional residual risks may arise when using the tool which
may not be included in the enclosed safety warnings. These
risks can arise from misuse, prolonged use etc.
Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual
risks can not be avoided. These include:
u Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving
parts.
u Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or
accessories.
u Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When
using any tool for prolonged periods ensure you take
regular breaks.
u Impairment of hearing.
u Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed
when using your tool (example:- working with wood,
especially oak, beech and MDF.)
Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
u Carefully guide the cable in order to avoid accidentally
cutting it. A good way to control the cable is by putting it
over your shoulder.
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For your safety, this tool is equipped with a double
switching system. This system prevents starting the tool
inadvertently and will only allow operation while holding
the tool with both hands.
Switching on and off
Switching on
u Take hold of the front handle (3) with one hand so that the
front handle switch (2) is pushed into the body of the tool.
u With the other hand, squeeze the trigger switch (1) to start
the tool.
Switching off
u Release the handle switch (2) or the trigger switch (1).
Warning! Never attempt to lock a switch in the on position.
Hints for optimum use
Start by trimming the top of the hedge. Slightly tilt the tool
(up to 15° relative to the line of cut) so that the blade tips
point slightly towards the hedge (fig. C1). This will cause
the blades to cut more effectively. Hold the tool at the
desired angle and move it steadily along the line of cut.
The double-sided blade allows you to cut in either direction.
u In order to obtain a very straight cut, stretch a piece of
string along the length of the hedge at the desired height.
Use the string as a guideline, cutting just above it.
u In order to obtain flat sides, cut upwards with the growth.
Younger stems move outwards when the blade cuts
downwards, causing shallow patches in the hedge (fig. C2).
u Take care to avoid any foreign objects. Especially avoid
hard objects such as metal wire and railings, as these
could damage the blades.
u Regularly oil the blades.
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Guidelines for trimming (UK & Ireland)
u Trim hedges and shrubs with seasonal leaves (new leaves
every year) in June and October.
u Trim evergreens in April and August.
u Trim conifers and other fast growing shrubs every six
weeks from May until October.
Guidelines for trimming (Australia & New Zealand)
u Trim hedges and shrubs with seasonal leaves (new leaves
every year) in December and March.
u Trim evergreens in September and February.
u Trim conifers and other fast growing shrubs every six
weeks from October until March.
Maintenance
Your Black & Decker corded/cordless appliance/tool has been
designed to operate over a long period of time with a minimum
of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation depends
upon proper tool care and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on corded/
cordless power tools:
u Switch off and unplug the appliance/tool.
u Or switch off and remove the battery from the appliance/
tool if the appliance/tool has a separate battery pack.
u Or run the battery down completely if it is integral and then
switch off.
u Unplug the charger before cleaning it. Your charger does
not require any maintenance apart from regular cleaning.
u Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your appliance/tool/
charger using a soft brush or dry cloth.
u Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth.
Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
u Regularly open the chuck and tap it to remove any dust
from the interior (when fitted).
Removing the guard (fig. A)
Warning! Remove the guard for servicing purposes only.
Always re-fit the guard after finishing servicing.
u Insert small pins into the holes (9) at either side of the
bracket (8) and pull the guard (4) forward.
u Remove the pins and take the guard off the tool.
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
u Safely dispose of the old plug.
u Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new plug.
u Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
Warning! No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality plugs.
Recommended fuse: 5 A.
Troubleshooting
If the tool does not operate correctly, check the following.
Fault
Tool will not start.
Possible cause
Blown fuse.
Tripped RCD.
Mains lead not connected.
Action
Replace fuse.
Check RCD.
Check mains supply.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
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EC declaration of conformity
Should you find one day that your Black & Decker product
needs replacement, or if it is of no further use to you, do not
dispose of it with household waste. Make this product
available for separate collection.
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Separate collection of used products and packaging
allows materials to be recycled and used again.
Re-use of recycled materials helps prevent
environmental pollution and reduces the demand for
raw materials.
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MACHINERY DIRECTIVE
OUTDOOR NOISE DIRECTIVE
GT90/GT100/GT110/GT115
Black & Decker declares that these products described under
"technical data" are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN 60745-1, EN 60745-2-15
Local regulations may provide for separate collection of
electrical products from the household, at municipal waste
sites or by the retailer when you purchase a new product.
Black & Decker provides a facility for the collection and
recycling of Black & Decker products once they have reached
the end of their working life. To take advantage of this service
please return your product to any authorised repair agent who
will collect them on our behalf.
You can check the location of your nearest authorised repair
agent by contacting your local Black & Decker office at the
address indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
authorised Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our
after-sales service and contacts are available on the Internet
at: www.2helpU.com
Technical data
Input voltage
Power input
Blade strokes (no load)
Blade length
Blade gap
Blade brake time
Weight (excl. supply cord)
VAC
W
min-1
cm
mm
s
kg
GT90 GT100 GT110 GT115
TYPE 3TYPE 3TYPE 3TYPE 3
230 230 230 230
380 400 420 420
1,900 1,900 1,900 1,900
42
42
50
55
16
16
16
16
< 1.0 < 1.0 < 1.0 < 1.0
2.2
2.2
2.3
2.4
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to
EN 60745:
Vibration emission value (ah) 2.5 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1,5 m/s2
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2000/14/EC, Hedge trimmer 1400 min-1, Annex V
LWA (measured sound power) 96,5 dB(A)
LWA (guaranteed sound power) 99 dB(A)
These products also comply with directive 2004/108/EC.
For more information, please contact Black & Decker at the
following address or refer to the back of the manual.
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The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the technical
file and makes this declaration on behalf of Black & Decker.
Kevin Hewitt
Vice-President Global Engineering
Black & Decker Europe, 210 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3YD
United Kingdom
20-01-2010
Guarantee
Black & Decker is confident of the quality of its products and
offers an outstanding guarantee. This guarantee statement is
in addition to and in no way prejudices your statutory rights.
The guarantee is valid within the territories of the Member
States of the European Union and the European Free Trade
Area.
If a Black & Decker product becomes defective due to faulty
materials, workmanship or lack of conformity, within 24 months
from the date of purchase, Black & Decker guarantees to
replace defective parts, repair products subjected to fair wear
and tear or replace such products to ensure minimum
inconvenience to the customer unless:
u The product has been used for trade, professional or hire
purposes;
u The product has been subjected to misuse or neglect;
u The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents;
u Repairs have been attempted by persons other than
authorised repair agents or Black & Decker service staff.
To claim on the guarantee, you will need to submit proof of
purchase to the seller or an authorised repair agent. You can
check the location of your nearest authorised repair agent by
contacting your local Black & Decker office at the address
indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of authorised
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