Craftsman 13" 4.2 Amp Line Trimmer Owner's Manual

13-inch STRING TRIMMER
13-pulgadas RECORTADORA DE HILO
MODEL NO.
138.98981
138.98981
1-888-266-7096
1-888-266-7096
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TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR TWO YEARS from the date of purchase this power tool is warranted against any defects in material or workmanship.
With proof of purchase, a defective product will be replaced
free of charge.
.
For warranty coverage details to obtain free replacement, visit the web page: www.craftsman.com/warranty
This warranty does not cover the trimming line or replacement spool, which are expendable parts that can wear out from
normal use within the warranty period. This warranty is void if this product is ever used while providing commercial
services or if rented to another person. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR TWO YEARS from the date of purchase this power tool is warranted against any defects in material or workmanship.
With proof of purchase, a defective product will be replaced
free of charge.
.
For warranty coverage details to obtain free replacement, visit the web page: www.craftsman.com/warranty
This warranty does not cover the trimming line or replacement spool, which are expendable parts that can wear out from
normal use within the warranty period. This warranty is void if this product is ever used while providing commercial
services or if rented to another person. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
For safe operation, read and understand all
instructions before using this product. Follow
all safety instructions. Failure to follow all safety
instructions listed below, can result in serious
personal injury.
Do not allow children or untrained individuals to
use this unit.
Check the work area before each use. Remove
all objects such as rocks, broken glass, nails,
wire, or string which can be thrown or become
entangled in the machine.
Always wear eye protection with side shields
which are marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1
when operating this product.
Use Safety Glasses – Always use face or dust
mask if operation is dusty.
Everyday glasses have only impact resistant
lenses. They are NOT safety glasses.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of eye
injury. Use face mask if operation is dusty.
Dress Properly – Use rubber gloves and
substantial footwear is recommended when
working outdoors.
Wear heavy, long pants, boots, and gloves. Do
not wear loose fitting clothing, short pants, or
go barefoot. Do not wear jewelry of any kind.
Secure long hair above shoulder level to
prevent entanglement in moving parts.
Keep children away - Keep all bystanders,
children, and pets at least 50 ft. away.
Stay alert - Do not operate this unit when you
are tired, ill, or under the influence of alcohol,
drugs, or medication.
Do not operate in poor lighting.
Keep all parts of your body away from any
moving part.
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.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this tool
has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than
the other) and will require the use of a
polarized extension cord. The plug will fit into
a polarized extension cord only one way. If the
plug does not fit fully into the extension cord,
reverse the plug. If the plug still does not fit,
obtain a correct polarized extension cord. A
polarized extension cord will require the use of
a polarized wall outlet. This plug will fit into the
polarized wall outlet only one way. If the plug
does not fit fully into the wall outlet, reverse
the plug. If the plug still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician to install the proper wall
outlet. Do not change the equipment plug,
extension cord receptacle, or extension cord
plug in any way.
Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces
such as pipes, radiators, ranges, and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of
electric shock if your body is grounded.
Avoid Dangerous Environments - Don’t
expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the
risk of electric shock.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
protection should be provided on the circuit (s)
or outlet(s) to be used for the gardening
appliance. Receptacles are available having
built-in GFCI protection and may be used for
this measure of safety.
Use Right Appliance - Do not force tool. Use
the correct tool for your application. The
correct tool will do the job better and safer at
the rate for which it is designed.
Do not operate the equipment while barefoot or
when wearing sandals or similar lightweight
footwear. Wear protective footwear that will
protect your feet and improve your footing on
slippery surfaces.
Do not overreach. Keep firm footing and
balance. Over-reaching can result in loss of
balance.
Avoid Accidental Start – Do not carry plugged
in appliance with finger on trigger. Be sure the
switch trigger is not engaged before plugging
in.
Do not use tool if switch trigger does not turn it
on or off. Any tool that cannot be controlled with
the switch trigger is dangerous and must be
repaired.
Disconnect appliance from power source
before storing, servicing, changing accessories
such as cutting line. Such preventive safety
measures reduce the risk of starting the tool
accidentally.
Use only identical manufacturer’s replacement
parts and accessories. Use of any other parts
may create a hazard or cause product damage.
Maintain appliance with care - Replace string
head if cracked, chipped, or damaged in any
way.
Be sure the string head is properly installed
and securely fastened. Failure to do so can
cause serious injury.
Make sure all guards, straps, deflectors and
handles are properly and securely attached.
Use only the manufacturer’s replacement
string in the cutting head. Do not use any other
cutting attachment, for example, metal wire,
rope, or the like. To install any other brand of
cutting head to this string trimmer can result in
serious personal injury.
Never operate unit without the grass deflector
in place and in good condition.
Check damaged parts. Before further use of
the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged
should be carefully checked to determine that
it will operate properly and perform its 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 part that is
damaged must be properly repaired or
replaced by an authorized service center to
avoid riskof personal injury.
Maintain a firm grip on both handles while
trimming. Keep string head below waist level.
Nevercut with the string head located over 30in,
or more above the ground.
Store idle appliances - When not in use, string
trimmer should be stored indoors in a dry,
locked place out of the reach of children.
Make sure your extension cord is in good
condition. When using an extension 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 16 is recommended
for an extension cord 50 feet or less in length.
A cord exceeding 100 feet is not
recommended. 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.
Never use blades or flailing devices. Unit is
designed for line trimmer use only. Use of any
other accessories or attachments will increase
the risk of injury. Inspect area to be cut.
Remove objects (rocks, broken glass, nails,
wire, string, etc.) which can be thrown or
become entangled in cutting head.
Keep the air vents clean and free of debris to
avoid overheating the motor. Clean after each
use.
Stop the unit and disconnect the power source
when not in use. Carry the unit with the motor
stopped.
Store unplugged and out of the reach of
children.
Do not hang unit so that the switch trigger is
depressed.
Do not use multiple cords.
Do not abuse the cord. Never carry the unit by
the extension cord or yank extension cord to
disconnect unit.
Keep the extension cord clear of operator and
obstacles at all times. Do not expose cords to
heat, oil, water, or sharp edges.
If the power supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced only by the manufacturer or by an
authorized service center to avoid risk.
Save these instructions. Refer to them
frequently and use them to instruct others who
may use this power tool. If you loan someone
this power tool, loan them these instructions
also.
PROPOSITION 65
WARNING!
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known
to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
lead from lead-based paints
crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products
arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to these
chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are
specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
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ELECTRICAL
When working outdoors with a product, use an extension
designated with “WA” on the cord’s jacket.
Before using any extension cord, inspect it for loose or
exposed wires and cut or worn insulation.
**Ampere rating (on product data plate)
0-2.0
Cord Length
2.1-3.4 3.5-5.0 5.1-7.0 7.1-12.012.1-16.0
Wire Size (A.W.G.)
25´
16
16
16
16
14
14
50´
16
16
16
14
14
12
100´
16
16
14
12
10
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**Used on 12 gauge - 20 amp circuit.
NOTE: AWG = American Wire Gauge
Input...........................................................120 V AC 60Hz.
Cutting Path.................................................................13 in.
WARNING:
Keep the extension cord clear of the working area.
Position the cord so that it will not get caught on lumber,
tools, or other obstructions while you are working with
a power tool. Failure to do so can result in serious personal injury.
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WARNING:
Check extension cords before each use. If damaged
replace immediately. Never use product with a damaged
cord since touching the damaged area could cause electrical shock resulting in serious injury.
Feed type................................................0.065 in. auto feed
Replacement Spool Part Number..........................71-99006
FRONT HANDLE
The string trimmer is equipped with a front handle assembly
for ease of operation and to prevent loss of control.
GRASS DEFLECTOR
The trimmer includes a grass deflecter that helps protect
from flying debris.
ROTATING REAR HANDLE
CORD RETAINER
A convenient cord retainer helps keep the extension cord
connection secure during string trimmer operation.
The rotating rear handle on the string trimmer can be
rotated 180° to swtich between edging and trimming.
TELESCOPING SHAFT
EDGER GUIDE
The easily mounted edger guide allows the string trimmer
to perform as an edger.
The string trimmer can be adjusted to different extension
points for ease of use.
Front handle
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Remove supplied screw with a phillips screwdriver from
the trimmer head.
Fit the grass deflector into the slots on trimmer head.
Line up the screw hole in the grass deflector with the
center hole in the trimmer head.
Install supplied screw and tighten by turning clockwise
with a phillips screwdriver.
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If any parts are damaged or missing do
not operate this product until the parts are replaced. Use
of this product with damaged or missing parts could result
in serious personal injury.
Do not attempt to modify this product
or create accessories not recommended for use with
this product. Any such alteration or modification is
misuse and could result in a hazardous condition leading
to possible serious personal injury.
If any parts are damaged or missing,
do not operate this product until the parts are
replaced. Failure to heed this warning could result in
serious personal injury.
Do not attempt to modify this product
or create accessories not recommended for use with
this product. Any such alteration or modification is
misuse and could result in a hazardous condition
leading to possible serious personal injury.
Do not connect to power supply until
assembly is complete. Failure to comply could result
in accidental starting and possible serious personal
injury.
STARTING/STOPPING THE TRIMMER
See Figure 4 - 5, page i.
NOTE: Use only approved outdoor extension cords.
Attach the outlet end of an extension cord to the plug
on the rear of the string trimmer.
Route the extension cord through the slot located on
the rear of the string trimmer housing and place it
underneath the cord retainer.
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See Figure 3, page i.
Loosen and remove the knob from the handle.
Install the handle on the rear handle pole in the area
indicated by the illustration.
Adjust handle up or down, if necessary, to desired
operating position.
Reinstall the knob. Tighten it to secure.
To start the string trimmer, press the switch trigger.
To stop the string trimmer, release the switch trigger.
OPERATING THE TRIMMER
See Figure 6, page i.
Folow these tips when using the string trimmer:
Hold the trimmer with your right hand on the rear
handle and your left hand on the front handle.
Keep a firm grip with both hands while in operation.
Trimmer should be held at a comfortable position with
the rear handle around hip height.
Cut tall grass from the top down. This will prevent
grass from wrapping around the shaft housing and
string head.
If grass becomes wrapped around the string head:
Stop the trimmer.
Unplug the string trimmer.
Remove the grass.
THE CUTTING LINE
TELESCOPING SHAFT
DO NOT grasp the exposed cutting line
when picking up or holding the trimmer.
The shaft can be extended or shortened for ease of use.
See Figure 9, page ii.
A single 0.065-inch round cutting line is pre-installed on the
trimmer. When the cutting line needs replacing, install a
new pre-wound spool
ADVANCING LINES
Unplug the string trimmer.
Unscrew telescoping shaft coupler and slide to desired
position.
Tighten telescoping shaft coupler.
ROTATING REAR HANDLE
See Figure 7, page ii.
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See Figure 10, page ii.
Unplug the string trimmer.
CAUTION: The trimmer is equipped with an auto-feed head,
Pull up edging coupler and turn handle end clockwise.
but it is not a “bump feed” head. Bumping the head to try to
Release edging boom coupler when handle has been
advance the line will damage the trimmer and void the
rotated 180°.
warranty.
Plug in the string trimmer
With the trimmer running, release the switch trigger.
Wait two seconds, and press the switch trigger.
EDGING
NOTE: The line will extend approximately 1/4 in. with
each stop and start of the switch trigger until
See Figure 11-12, page ii.
the line reaches the length of the grass
The rotating handle can be used in combination with the
deflector blade.
edger guide for edging sidewalks and walkways. To use
Resume trimming.
the edger guide, flip down from its stored position.
ADVANCING THE LINE MANUALLY
See Figure 7, page ii.
Disconnect the string trimmer from the power supply, then
push the line advancement button in while pulling on trimmer
line to manually advance.
CUT OFF BLADE
This trimmer is equipped with a line cut-off blade on the
grass deflector. For best cutting, advance line until it is
trimmed to length by the cut-off blade. Do not wait until line
is no longer visible to advance the line. Advance line when
trimming line diminishes. This will maintain best
performance and keep trimmer line long enough to
advance properly.
CUTTING TIPS
See Figure 8, page ii.
Keep the trimmer tilted toward the area being cut; this is
the best cutting area.
The string trimmer cuts when passing the unit from left
to right. This will avoid throwing debris at the operator.
Avoid cutting in the hazardous area shown in figure 8.
Use the tip of the string to do the cutting; do not force
string head into uncut grass.
Wire and picket fences cause extra string wear, even
breakage. Stone and brick walls, curbs, and wood may
wear line rapidly.
Avoid trees and shrubs. Tree bark, wood bark
siding, and fence posts can easily be damaged by the
line.
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LINE REPLACEMENT See Figure 14, page ii.
Please call 1-888-266-7096 for service and
location of the nearest authorized service center.
Unplug the string trimmer.
Remove the spool from the line head.
NOTE: Remove any old line remaining on the spool.
Cut two pieces of line, each being approximately
9 ft. (2.7 m) long. Use only .065 in. (1.65 mm)
diameter monofilament line.
Insert the first line into the anchor hole in the upper
part of the spool. Wind the first line around the upper
part of the spool counterclockwise, as shown by the
arrows on the spool. Place line in the slot on upper
spool slot, leaving about 6 in. (152 mm) extended
beyond the slot. Do not overfill. After winding the line,
there should be at least 1/4 in. (6 mm) between the
wound line and the outside edge of the spool.
Repeat above step with second line, using the bottom
part of spool. Do not overfill.
Install the spool in the line head and replace the
spool retainer as described in Spool Replacement
on this page.
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Before you begin trimming, only use
the appropriate type of cutting line. Ensure that cutting
line is present in both sections of the spool.
Please call 1-888-266-7096.
SPOOL REPLACEMENT
See Figure 13, page ii.
Use only .065 in. diameter monofilament line. Use original
manufacturer’s replacement line for best performance.
Unplug the string trimmer.
Push in tabs on side of spool retainer.
Pull spool retainer up to remove.
Remove spool.
To install the new spool, make sure the two lines are
captured in the slots opposite each other on the new
spool. Make sure the end of each line is extended
approximately 6 in. beyond each slot.
Install the new spool so that the lines and slots align with
the eyelets in the line head. Thread the lines into the
eyelets.
Pull the lines extending from the line head so the line
releases from the slots in the spool.
Reinstall the spool retainer by depressing tabs into slots in
the line head and pushing down until spool retainer clicks
into place.
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1. Strings have become
stuck together due to heat
or storage time.
1. Unplug trimmer. Open spool
cover. Remove spool, unwind line
and then rewind onto spool housing.
2. Not enough string
present in the spool.
2. Unplug trimmer. Open spool
cover. Remove spool and replace
with new line or new spool
assembly as per instructions in
this manual.
3. Strings are tangled
in the spool
3. Unplug trimmer. Open spool
cover. Remove spool. Unwind and
remove tangled line. Rewind the line
as per instructions in this manual.
Grass wraps around drive
shaft housing and string
head.
1. Cutting tall grass at
ground level.
1. Cut tall grass from the top
down to prevent wrapping.
Motor fails to start when
switch trigger is depressed.
1. Power cord is not plugged
in or connection is loose.
2. Household circuit breaker
is tripped.
1. Plug in the power cord.
3. Extension cord may be
faulty.
3. Try another extension cord or
connect into another wall
receptacle socket on a different
circuit.
Strings will not feed
2. Check circuit breaker.
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PARTS LIST
Key
No.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
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Part
Number
34105874
34116884-5
33301862
31105874
31106874
31104178
34101176A-1
3220313-3
Description
Front handle
Knob
Edging guide
13" Trimmer guard
Auto-feed housing assembly
Dual line auto-feed spool
Spool cover
M4 x16 Guard screw
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Qty.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
A
B
A
C
B
B A
D
A - Grass deflector (deflector de hierba)
B - Slide over head (Slide over head)
E
A
B
C
F
A - Switch trigger (gatillo del interruptor)
B - Attach outlet end of extension cord here
(acople aquí el extremo del enchufe del
cable de extensión
B
G
A - Cord retainer (reten para el cable)
B - Switch trigger (gatillo del interruptor)
C - Rear handle (cómo rotar el mango
trasero)
D - Front handle (mango delantero)
E - Telescoping shaft (brazo telescópico)
F - Grass deflector (deflector de hierba)
G - Edger guide (guía para el recorte de
bordes)
A - Screw(tornillo)
B - Screw hole(orificio del tornillo)
C - Button(botón)
A
A - Cord retainer(para enrollar el cable)
B - Outlet end (extremo del enchufe)
B
C
A
A - Front handle ( poignée avant )
B - Rear handle shaft (arbre de la poignée
arrière)
C - Knob (mando)
PROPER OPERATING
POSITION
POSICIÓN CORRECTA
PARA EL MANEJO DE
LA HERRAMIENTA
Fig. 12
Fig. 7
A
Fig. 10
B
A - Line Advancement Button
(Line Advancement Button)
A
B - Line Cut-Off Blade
( Cutting Blade)
B
Auto-feed spool
Cabeza de auto-comida
Fig. 8
A - Rear handle(mango trasero)
B - Pull up edging coupler to rotate
(arránquese el botón del recorte
de bordes para rotar)
A
Fig. 13
A
C
B
Fig. 11
C
E
D
B
F
A
A - Spool retainer (retén del carrete)
B - Spool (carrete)
C - Tabs (pestañas) E - Slots (ranuras)
D - Eyelets (ranuras) F - Line Head ( Line Head)
Fig. 9
2
Fig. 14
0°
18
1
A
A - Edger guide
bordes)
(guía para el recorte de
WIND CLOCKWISE
ENROLLE HACIA LA DERECHA
A
B
B
A - Spool (carrete)
B - Anchor Hole (agujero)
A - Telescoping shaft coupler (botón
del brazo telescópico)
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