Craftsman 40-Volt Owner's Manual

OPERATOR'S MANUAL
MANUEL DEL OPERADOR
40V LITHIUM-ION CORDLESS TRIMMER
RECORTADOR DE HIERBA Y REBORDEADOR INALÁMBRICO A
BATERÍAS DE IÓN DE LITIO DE 40V
Model No.
138. 99026
Número de modelo
138. 99026
1-888-266-7096
1-888-266-7096
www.craftsman.com
www.craftsman.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS / ÍNDICE DE CONTENIDO
ENGLISH
ESPAÑOL
■■ Warranty...................................................................2 ■■ Garantía.........Inlges seccion ...................................2
■■ Introduction...............................................................2 ■■ Introducción...........Inlges seccion............................2
■■ Important safety instructions.................................3-5 ■■ Instrucciones importantes de seguridad...................3
■■ Symbols................................................................... 6 ■■ Símbolos...................................................................5
■■ Features....................................................................7 ■■ Características..........................................................6
■■ Assembly...............................................................7-8 ■■ Armado......................................................................6
■■ Operation...................................................................9 ■■ Funcionamiento.................................................... 7-8
■■ Maintenance............................................................10 ■■ Mantenimiento..........................................................9
■■ Illustrated parts list.............................................11-12 ■■ Figura numeras (ilustraciones)...............................i-iii
■■ Figure numbers (illustrations).................................i-iii
CRAFTSMAN® FOUR YEAR FULL WARRANTY
FOR FOUR YEARS from the date of purchase this product is warranted against any defects in material or
workmanship. FOR TWO YEARS from the purchase date a supplied battery pack or charger is warranted against
material or workmanship defects. With proof of purchase, a defective product will be replaced free of charge.
For warranty coverage details to obtain free replacement, visit the web site: www. craftsman. com
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
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GARANTÍA COMPLETA DE CUATRO AÑOS CRAFTSMAN®
Esta soplador tiene garantía por cualquier defecto en material o mano de obra DURANTE CUATRO AÑOS desde la
fecha de compra. Las baterías y el cargador tienen garantía por cualquier defecto durante dos año desde la fecha de
compra. Los productos defectuosos se remplazarán sin cargo.
Para conocer los detalles sobre la cobertura de la garantía para obtener un remplazo gratuito, visite el sitio
web: www.craftsman.com.
La garantía pierde validez si este producto se utiliza mientras se prestan servicios comerciales o si se alquila a otra persona.
Esta garantía le otorga derechos legales específicos y es posible que también tenga derechos que varían según el estado.
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
INTRODUCTION / INTRODUCCIÓN
This tool has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and
dependability have been given top priority in the design of this product making it easy to maintain and operate.
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Esta herramienta ofrece numerosas características para hacer más agradable y placentero su uso. En el
diseño de este producto se ha conferido prioridad a la seguridad, el desempeño y la fiabilidad, por lo cual se
facilita su manejo y mantenimiento.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions ■■ Use battery operated string trimmer only with
specifically designated battery pack. Use of any
should always be followed, including the following:
other batteries may create a risk of fire.
WARNING: Read and understand all
■■ For use with Craftsman 40 V lithium-ion battery
instructions before using this string trimmer.
packs (#29111 2Ah and #29131 4Ah). Refer to your
battery owners manual for further information.
■■
■■ Know your string trimmer. Read operator’s manual
carefully. Learn its applications and limitations, as
well as the specific potential hazards related to this
string trimmer. Following this rule will reduce the
■■
risk of electric shock, fire, or serious injury.
■■ Do not leave string trimmer unattended.
■■ Do not allow children or untrained individuals to
use this unit.
Do not operate charger with a damaged cord
or plug, which could cause shorting and electric
shock. If damaged, have the charger replaced by an
authorized service center.
Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating a string trimmer. Do
not use string trimmer. while tired, upset, or under
the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. A
moment of inattention while operating string trimmer
may result in serious personal injury.
■■ Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is
■■ Store idle appliances - When not in use, string
necessary when used by or near children.
trimmer should be stored indoors in a dry, locked
■■ Use only accessories that are recommended by
place out of the reach of children.
the manufacturer for your model. Accessories
that may be suitable for one string trimmer may ■■ Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves away
create a risk of injury when used on another string
from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long
trimmer.
hair can be caught in moving parts.
■■ Do not handle battery or string trimmer with wet
■■ Secure long hair above shoulder level to prevent
hands.
entanglement in moving parts.
■■ Do not put any object into openings. Do not use
with any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, ■■ Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is in the
locked or off position before inserting battery pack.
hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.
Carrying string trimmer with your finger on the
■■ Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your
switch or inserting the battery pack into a string
application. The correct tool will do the job better
trimmer with the switch on invites accidents.
and safer at the rate for which it is designed.
■■ Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection
■■ Do not operate the equipment while barefoot
that complies with ANSI Z87.1.
or when wearing sandals or similar lightweight
footwear. Wear protective footwear that will ■■ Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, or hearing
protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
protect your feet and improve your footing on
slippery surfaces.
■■ Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long
hair. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be
■■ Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of
drawn into air vents.
body away from openings and moving parts.
■■ Do not use on a ladder, rooftop, tree, or other
unstable support. Stable footing on a solid surface
■■ Do not operate string trimmer in explosive
enables better control of the string trimmer in
atmospheres, such as in the presence of
unexpected situations.
flammable liquids, gases, or dust. String trimmer
create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes. ■■ Do not use string trimmer if switch does not turn it
on or off. A string trimmer that cannot be controlled
■■ Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
benches and dark areas invite accidents.
■■ Disconnect battery pack from string trimmer or
■■ Keep bystanders, children, and visitors at least
place the switch in the locked or off position before
50 ft. away while operating a string trimmer.
making any adjustments, changing accessories, or
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
storing the string trimmer. Such preventive safety
■■ A battery operated string trimmer with integral
measures reduce the risk of starting the string
batteries or a separate battery pack must be
trimmer accidentally.
recharged only with the specified charger for the
■■ When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from
battery.
other metal objects like: paper clips, coins, keys,
■■ A charger that may be suitable for one type of
nails, screws, or other small metal objects that can
battery may create a risk of fire when used with
make a connection from one terminal to another.
another battery.
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■■ Turn off all controls before removing battery.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
■■ Shorting the battery terminals together may cause
sparks, burns, or a fire.
■■ Check for misalignment or binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts, and any other condition
that may affect the string trimmer’s operation. If
damaged, have the string trimmer serviced before
using. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained string trimmers.
■■ Keep the string trimmer and its handle dry, clean
and free from oil and grease. Always use a clean
cloth when cleaning. Never use brake fluids,
gasoline, petroleum based products, or any strong
solvents to clean your string trimmer. Following
this rule will reduce the risk of loss of control and
deterioration of the enclosure plastic. Always wear
safety glasses with side shields. Everyday glasses
have only impact resistant lenses. They are NOT
safety glasses. Following this rule will reduce the
risk of eye injury.
■■ Always wear eye protection with side shields
marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1 along with
hearing protection when operating this equipment.
■■ Protect your lungs. Wear a face or dust mask if the
operation is dusty. Following this rule will reduce
the risk of serious personal injury.
■■ Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection
during extended periods of operation. Following
this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal
injury.
■■ Battery string trimmers do not have to be plugged
into an electrical outlet; therefore, they are always
in operating condition. Be aware of possible
hazards when not using your battery powered
string trimmer or when changing accessories.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric
shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
■■ Do not place battery powered string trimmers or
their batteries near fire or heat. This will reduce the
risk of explosion and possibly injury.
■■ Do not crush, drop or damage battery pack. Do
not use a battery pack or charger that has been
dropped or received a sharp blow. A damaged
battery is subject to explosion. Properly dispose of
a dropped or damaged battery immediately.
■■ Don’t expose string trimmers to rain or wet
conditions.
■■ Water entering a string trimmer will increase the
risk of electric shock.
■■ Wear heavy long pants, long sleeves, boots, an
gloves. Avoid loose garments or jewelry that could
get caught in moving parts of the machine or its
motor.
■■ 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.
■■ Batteries can explode in the presence of a source
of ignition, such as a pilot light. To reduce the risk
of serious personal injury, never use any cordless
product in the presence of open flame. An
exploded battery can propel debris and chemicals.
If exposed, flush with water immediately.
■■ Do not charge string trimmer battery in a damp or
wet location. Following this rule will reduce the risk
of electric shock.
■■ Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach.
Overreaching can result in loss of balance.
■■ 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.
■■ Do not point the string trimmer nozzle in the
direction of people or pets.
■■ Never run the unit without the proper equipment
attached. Always ensure the string trimmer are
installed.
■■ When not in use, string trimmer should be stored
indoors in a dry, locked up place—out of the reach
of children.
■■ Keep all bystanders, children, and pets at least 50
ft. away.
■■ For best results, your string trimmer battery should
be charged in a location where the temperature is
more than 50°F but less than 100°F. Do not store
outside or in vehicles.
■■ Under extreme usage or temperature conditions,
battery leakage may occur. If liquid comes in
contact with your skin, wash immediately with
soap and water. If liquid gets into your eyes, flush
them with clean water for at least 10 minutes, then
seek immediate medical attention. Following this
rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
■■ Do not incinerate this string trimmer even if it is
severely damaged. The batteries can explode in
a fire.
■■ String trimmer service must be performed only by
qualified repair personnel. Service or maintenance
performed by unqualified personnel may result in
a risk of injury.
■■ Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently
and use them to instruct others who may use this
tool. If you loan someone this tool, loan them these
instructions also.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
WARNING: This product and some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and
other construction activities may contain chemicals, including lead, known to cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• 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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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SYMBOLS
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
W
Watts
Power
Minutes
Time
Alternating Current
Type of current
Direct Current
Type or a characteristic of current
Class II Construction
Double-insulated construction
No Load Speed
Rational speed, at no load
Per Minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc.,
per minute
Wet Conditions Alert
Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations
Read The Operator’s Manual
To reduce the risk of injury user must read and
understand operator’s manual before using this
product.
Eye Protection
Wear eye
when
operating
Always
wearprotection
eye protection
with
side shields marked
to
comply
with ANSI Z87.1.
this
equipment.
Safety Alert
Precautions that involve your safety.
Long Hair
Failure to keep long hair away from the air inlet
could result in personal injury.
Loose Clothing
Failure to keep loose clothing from being drawn
into air intake could result in personal injury.
Keep Bystanders Away
Keep all bystanders at least 50 ft. away .
min
/min
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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Motor..........................................................................................................................................................................40 V DC
Speed:.............................................................................................................................................8000/9000 RPM no load
Weight (without battery pack).................................................................................................................................... .5.5 lbs
KNOW YOUR TRIMMER
See Figure 1, page i.
The safe use of this product requires an understanding of the information on the tool and in this operator’s manual as
well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting. Before use of this product, familiarize yourself with all operating
features and safety rules.
ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLING AUXILIARY HANDLE See Figure 3,
page ii.
To avoid injury and reduce the risk of electrical
shock or file:
WARNING: To avoid injury, adjust the
WARNING: • Replace the battery pack
or charger immediately if the battery case or
charger cord is damaged.
• Always make sure the string trimmer switch
is OFF before inserting or removing the battery
pack.
• Always make sure the battery pack is removed
and the switch turned OFF, before inspecting,
adjusting, or maintaining any other part of the
hedge trimmer.
• Read, understand, and follow the Battery
Charger instructions.
auxiliary handle for optimum control and balance.
Do not overreach when operating grass trimmer/
edger. Keep proper balance at all times for better
control of the tool in unexpected situations.
CONNECTING UPPER/LOWER TRIMMER SHAFT
See Figure 3, page ii.
With lower shaft pointing downward insert lower
shaft into upper shaft and turn shaft collar clockwise
to tighten.
ADJUST THE CUTTING WIDTHSee Figure 4, page
ii.
Use Phillips head screwdriver to adjust cutting
blade from 10 to 12"
ASSEMBLING THE GUARD See Figure 2, page ii.
To avoid injury, always remove the battery pack
before installing the guard, changing a cutting
line, or making any adjustments. If the guard is
damaged, do not use the grass trimmer/edger until
it is replaced.
■■ Remove the battery pack.
■■ Invert the grass trimmer/edger to access the
trimmer head.
■■ Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the
pre-installed screw (1) from the trimmer head.
■■ Place the guard (2) on to the trimmer head and
turn the guard 45° following the track on the
head.
■■ Align the screw hole on the guard with the screw
hole on the trimmer head.
CUTTING LINESee Figure 5 page ii.
A spool of monofilament cutting line is pre-installed
on the grass trimmer/edger. When the cutting line
needs replacing, insert a new spool.To avoid injury,
always remove the battery pack before installing
the guard, changing a cutting line, or making any
adjustments.
TO REMOVE THE SPOOL:
1. Disconnect trimmer from the power supply.
2. Turn grass trimmer/edger over to access the
spool.
3. Remove spool cover by pressing on two tabs
parallel to each other on the side of the cover (2).
4. Remove the spool (1) from the spool housing (3).
■■ Insert the screw into the trimmer head, fastening
the guard in place.
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ASSEMBLY
TO REPLACE THE SPOOL:
To removeSee Figure 7, page ii.
1. Replace the spool (1) with a new pre-wound
spool.
1. Press the latch button (1) on the battery pack
down and hold.
2. Insert the end of line through the opening (4) in
the spool housing (3).
2. Grasp the trimmer(2) firmly, and pull the battery
pack out of the hadle.
3. Align the tabs on the spool cover with the slots in
the spool housing on the trimmer head.
Note: The battery pack fits into the handle snugly
in order to prevent accidental dislodging. It may
require a strong pull to remove it.
4. Push down on the spool cover locking it to the
spool housing.
To install
5. To advance the line when initially installed, you
must pull the line while pressing the black line
release button on the side of the spool housing (3).
See Replacement Parts section for part number
and ordering information. Replacement Spool:
Purchase Spool Model# 64212 at a Sears store or
at Sears.com.
1. Align the tongue (3) of the battery pack with the
cavity in the string trimmer rear handle housing
2. Grasp the trimmer(2) firmly.
3. Push the battery pack into the handle until the
latch locks into place.
4. Do not use force when inserting the battery pack.
It should slide into position and “click”.
TO REFILL THE SPOOL:See Figure 6, page ii.
1. Cut a length of .065" (1.65 mm) nylon
monofilament line (1) approximately 18’ (5.5 m)
long.
WARNING:
Insert end of line into the small hole (2) of an empty
spool to anchor the line.
Follow these instructiong in order to avoid
injury and to reduce the risk of electric shock
or fire:
■■ Replace the battery pack or the charger
immediately if the battery case or charger
cord is damaged.
3. Wind the line evenly and tightly in a clockwise
direction.
4. DO NOT wind the line beyond the edge (3) of the
spool.
5. Insert the line through hole (4) in the spool
housing.
■■ Verify that the switch is in the OFF position
before inserting or removing the battery
pack.
■■ Verify that the battery pack is removed
and the switch is in the OFF position
before inspecting, adjusting, or performing
maintenance on any part of the trimmer.
6. Position line spool (5) in spool housing (6).
BATTERY
IMPORTANT! The battery pack is not charged
when it is purchased. Before using the trimmer for
the first time, place the battery pack in the battery
charger and charge. Make sure to read all safety
precautions, and follow the instructions in the the
Battery Charger section.
■■ Read, understand, and follow the
instructions contained in the section
entitled Charging Procedure.
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OPERATION
WARNING:
Trimmer Tips
To avoid injury:
■■ If the battery must be stored in a warm place,
charge it frequently.
• Do not squeeze the trigger while the grass
trimmer/edger is inverted.
■■ Before trimming, inspect the area for string, wire,
branches or other material that may become
entangled in the cutting line and thrown.
Do not carry the grass trimmer/edger with your
finger on the switch. Avoid unintentional starting.
To Turn On / Off :See Figure 8, page iii.
During use
1. Press the safety lock out button (2) and squeeze
the trigger switch (1) to start.
■■ Trim only when the grass and weeds are dry.
2. Release the trigger switch (1) to stop.
■■ Do not trim grass at night. Always make sure you
have adequate lighting.
■■ Hold the grass trimmer/edger by both the switch
handle and the auxiliary handle for best control
and balance.
CAUTION:
■■ Stand with the cutting head tipped down at an
angle in front, guiding the grass trimmer/edger in
a semicircular motion around you.
Always allow 5 seconds or more for the cutting
line spool to stop rotating after releasing the
trigger switch.Do not invert the grass trimmer/
edger , or place your hands under the protective
guard until the grass trimmer/edger spool has
come to a complete stop.
■■ If possible, guide the grass trimmer/edger to the
left to cut.The line will cut as soon as it leaves
the guard, and the clippings are thrown away
from you.
Edging FunctionSee Figure 9, page iii.
For use next to patios, driveways and walkways or
any areas requiring a well groomed edge line.
1. Push on the edge button(1) and tilt the trimmer
head 90 degrees until the head locks into position
and release button.
IMPORTANT: The battery must be removed
before making adjustments
Pivoting Head Function
Adjust pivoting head to trim hard to reach areas and
for user comfort. (See Figure 10, page iii)
Lengthening the Line
While the grass trimmer/edger is operating, the
cutting line gets worn down and becomes shorter.
This trimmer is equipped with Automatic Line
Advancement which automatically feeds additional
line to the correct length as it wears down. If the
line does not auto advance the trimmer line may
be tangled or empty. To advance the line, stop
and restart the trimmer. Upon starting, the line will
automatically advance 1/4" (6.4 mm).
■■ To produce a smoothly trimmed area, move the
grass trimmer/edgermout of the area being cut
with consistent speed and height.
■■ Use only the tip of the cutting line to do the
trimming, especially near walls and fences.
Trimming with the side of the cutting line may
overload the motor, wear out the line faster, and
break the line more often.
■■ Do not rest the trimmer spool on the ground
while trimming. This will cause spool wear and
battery drain.
■■ If the grass is higher than 6” (15 cm), trim in
small stages.
■■ When the grass trimmer/edger is turned off and
the spool stops rotating, the cutting line will relax
and may recede. Feed extra cutting line before
storing the trimmer to prevent losing the line
completely into the spool.
■■ If the diameter of the cutting area gets smaller,
the line is worn down and needs to be advanced
more often.
■■ If the grass trimmer/edger is not cutting correctly,
the cutting line may not be feeding properly.
Remove and rewind the line spool.
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MAINTENANCE
Replacement parts should only be installed by qualified
repair personnel.
WARNING:
In order to avoid personal injury and the risk of fire
and electric shock, remove the battery pack before
adjusting, inspecting, or cleaning the trimmer
Cleaning
BATTERY PACK REMOVAL AND PREPARATION
FOR RECYCLING
WARNING: Upon removal, cover the battery
Remove the battery pack.
1. Brush or blow dust and debris out of the air
vents using compressed air or a vacuum. Keep the
air vents free of obstructions, sawdust, and wood
chips. Do not spray, wash, or immerse the air vents
in water.
2. Wipe off the housing and the plastic components
using a moist, soft cloth. Do not use strong solvents
or detergents on the plastic housing or plastic
components. Certain household cleaners may
cause damage, and may cause a shock hazard.
pack’s terminals with heavy-duty adhesive tape.
Do not attempt to destroy or disassemble battery
pack or remove any of its components. Lithium-ion
and nickel-cadmium batteries must be recycled
or disposed of properly. Also, never touch both
terminals with metal objects and/or body parts as
short circuit may result. Keep away from children.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result
in fire and/ or serious injury.
■■ Clean all foreign material from the trimmer
■■ Store indoors in a place that is inaccessible to
children. Keep away from corrosive agents such as
garden chemicals and de-icing salts.
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CRAFTSMAN 40 VOLT TRIMMER – MODEL NUMBER 138. 99026
The model number will be found on a label attached to the shaft. Always mention the model number
when calling to order replacement parts. To order parts, call 1-888-266-7096.
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CRAFTSMAN 40 VOLT TRIMMER – MODEL NUMBER 138. 99026
The model number will be found on a label attached to the shaft. Always mention the model number
when calling to order replacement parts. To order parts, call 1-888-266-7096.
PARTS LIST
Item No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Part No.
31101998
31102996
31106884
31105884
31105710
3411546A-12
31103884
3220905
33301708
31107884
Description
Battery Charger
Battery Pack
Upper Handle Lower Handle and motor housing
Spool of Trimmer Line
Spool Cover Guard
Screw
Edge Guide Front Handle
12
Qty
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
See this section for all of the figures referenced in the
operator’s manual.
Consulte esta sección para ver todas las figuras a las que se hace
referencia en el manual del operador.
Fig. 1
B
A
C
D
E
A- Lock out Button
B- Battery Pack
F
K
C- Trigger Switch
D- Auxiliary Handle
E- Knob
F- Charger
G- Pivoting Head Button
H- Spool Housing
G
I- Edge Guide
J
I
J- Guard
H
k- Edging button
i
Fig. 2
Fig. 5
2
1
1
3
2
4
Fig. 6
Fig. 3
3
5
4
6
2
1
Fig. 4
Fig. 7
12in.
2
10in.
3
1
ii
Fig. 8
Fig. 10
2
Trimming Position
1
Fig. 9
Edging Position
iii