Harbor Freight Tools 91010 User's Manual

3N1
Leaf Blower Vac
91010
ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
®
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
C onstruction
Injecti on molded polypropylene
plasti c housi ng and tube blower
Fan blow er type
Totally enclosed fan cooled
whi te polypropelene fan
Motor U nit
110-120 Volts AC , 60 Hz
Motor Pow er
2100 Watts, 20.8 Amps Peak
Power
Speed C ontrol
D i al C ontrol, setti ngs 1 - 6
Motor Speed
vari able 8000 - 15,000 rpm
Weight
12.5 lbs.
C apacity
12 gallons
Motor H ousing
D imensions
17-3/4"L x 8-1/2"W x 14-1/2"H
Inlet D imensions
7-1/4"L x 5-5/16"W x 2-1/2"
D i am.
Sound Pressure Level
84.3 deci bels (dB)
Air Speed
87-156 mph
SAVE THIS MANUAL
You will need this manual for the safety warnings and precautions, assembly,
operating, inspection, maintenance and cleaning procedures, parts list and assembly diagram. Keep your invoice with this manual. Write the invoice number
on the inside of the front cover. Keep this manual and invoice in a safe and dry
place for future reference.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
WARNING!
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS
Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in
electric shock, fire, and/or serious injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WORK AREA
1.
Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and dark areas invite
accidents.
2.
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.
3.
Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control. Protect others in the work area from
debris such as chips and sparks. Provide barriers or shields as needed.
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY
4.
Grounded tools must be plugged into an outlet properly installed and
grounded in accordance with all codes and ordinances. Never remove the
grounding prong or modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter
plugs. Check with a qualified electrician if you are in doubt as to whether
the outlet is properly grounded. If the tool should electrically malfunction or
break down, grounding provides a low resistance path to carry electricity away
from the user.
5.
Double insulated tools are equipped with a polarized plug (one blade is
wider than the other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If
the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not
fit, contact a qualified electrician to install a polarized outlet. Do not
change the plug in any way. Double insulation
eliminates the need for the
three wire grounded power cord and grounded power supply system.
6.
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.
7.
Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power
tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
8.
Do not abuse the Power Cord. Never use the Power Cord to carry the tool
or pull the Plug from an outlet. Keep the Power Cord away from heat, oil,
sharp edges, or moving parts. Replace damaged Power Cords immediately. Damaged Power Cords increase the risk of electric shock.
9.
When operating a power tool outside, use an outdoor extension cord
marked “W-A” or “W”. These extension cords are rated for outdoor use, and
reduce the risk of electric shock.
PERSONAL SAFETY
10.
Stay alert. Watch what you are doing, and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
11.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long hair.
Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving parts and blower
tubes. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be caught in moving parts or
blower tubes.
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12.
Avoid accidental starting. Be sure the Power Switch is off before plugging
in. Carrying power tools with your finger on the Power Switch, or plugging in
power tools with the Power Switch on, invites accidents.
13.
Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning the power tool on. A
wrench or a key that is left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result
in personal injury.
14.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper
footing and balance enables better control of the power tool in unexpected
situations.
15.
Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, non-skid
safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection must be used for appropriate
conditions.
TOOL USE AND CARE
16.
Do not force the 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.
17.
Do not use the power tool if the Power Switch does not turn it on and off.
Any tool that cannot be controlled with the Power Switch is dangerous and must
be replaced.
18.
Disconnect the Power Cord Plug from the power source before making any
adjustments, changing accessories, or storing the tool. Such preventive
safety measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
19.
Store idle tools out of reach of children and other untrained persons. Tools
are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
20.
Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and
any other condition that may affect the tool’s operation. If damaged, have
the tool serviced before using. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools.
21.
Use only accessories that are recommended by the manufacturer for your
model. Accessories that may be suitable for one tool may become hazardous
when used on another tool.
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SERVICE
22.
Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service
or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
23.
When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Follow
instructions in the “Inspection, Maintenance, And Cleaning” section of this
manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow maintenance instructions
may create a risk of electric shock or injury.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
1.
Maintain labels and nameplates on the Vacuum Leaf Blower. These carry
important information. If unreadable or missing, contact Harbor Freight Tools for
a replacement.
2.
Always wear safety impact eye goggles and heavy work gloves when using
the Vacuum Leaf Blower. Using personal safety devices reduce the risk for
injury. Safety impact eye goggles and heavy work gloves are available from
Harbor Freight Tools.
3.
Maintain a safe working environment. Keep the work area well lit. Make sure
there is adequate surrounding workspace. Always keep the work area free of
obstructions, grease, oil and other debris. Do not use a power tool in areas near
flammable chemicals, dusts, and vapors. Do not use this product in a damp or
wet location.
4.
When using a hand-held power tool, always maintain a firm grip on the tool
with both hands to resist starting torque.
5.
Always keep the extension cord away from moving parts on the tool.
6.
Avoid unintentional starting. Make sure you are prepared to begin work
before turning on the Vacuum Leaf Blower.
7.
Do not force the Vacuum Leaf Blower. This tool will do the work better and
safer at the speed and capacity for which it was designed.
8.
WARNING! Never reach into this tool while the motor is running; serious
injury may result. Never operate this tool with the Blower Tube Assembly
removed; serious injury may result.
9.
Never point the Leaf Blower Vacuum at people or animals.
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10.
WARNING! Never operate this tool in the rain or wet conditions. Danger of
electrical shock or electrocution exists in these conditions.
11.
Never lay the Vacuum Leaf Blower down until the motor has come to a
complete stop. Allow the motor to come to a complete stop before releasing it,
as an uncontrolled running tool may create risk of serious injury.
12.
Never leave the Vacuum Leaf Blower unattended when it is plugged into an
electrical outlet. Turn off the tool, and unplug it from its electrical outlet before
leaving.
13.
Always unplug the Vacuum Leaf Blower from its electrical outlet before
performing and inspection, maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
14.
WARNING! People with pacemakers should consult their physician(s)
before using this product. Operation of electrical equipment in close proximity to
a heart pacemaker could cause interference or failure of the pacemaker.
UNPACKING
When unpacking, check to make sure that your item is in good condition, and all the
following are included. If any parts are missing or broken, please call Harbor Freight Tools
at the number shown on the cover of this manual as soon as possible.
Your product should include:
Main blower body
Blower extension
Mulch bag
Carrying strap
Wheel assembly
PRODUCT FEATURES AND BENEFITS
This tool offers three separate functions in one. You can use it as a vacuum leaf
blower, mulcher, and vacuum. It offers 6 variable speeds from 8,000 to 15,000 rpm,
to suit your particular need. It is ideal for maintaining your property, as well as
blowing out a garage, workshop, truck bed or other similar use.
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GROUNDING
WARNING!
Improperly connecting the grounding wire can result in the risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualfified electrician if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is properly
grounded. Do not modify the power cord plug provided with the tool. Never remove
the grounding prong from the plug. Do not use the tool if the power cord or plug is
damaged. If damaged, have it repaired by a service facility before use. If the plug will
not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
GROUNDED TOOLS: TOOLS WITH THREE PRONG PLUGS
1.
Tools marked with “Grounding Required” have a three wire cord and three prong
grounding plug. The plug must be connected to a properly grounded outlet. If
the tool should electrically malfunction or break down, grounding provides a low
resistance path to carry electricity away from the user, reducing the risk of electric shock. (See Figure A.)
2.
The grounding prong in the plug is connected through the green wire inside the
cord to the grounding system in the tool. The green wire in the cord must be the
only wire connected to the tool’s grounding system and must never be attached
to an electrically “live” terminal. (See Figure A.)
3.
Your tool must be plugged into an appropriate outlet, properly installed and
grounded in accordance with all codes and ordinances. The plug and outlet
should look like those in the following illustration. (See Figure A.)
FIGURE A
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DOUBLE INSULATED TOOLS: TOOLS WITH TWO PRONG PLUGS
4.
Tools marked “Double Insulated” do not require grounding. They have a special
double insulation system which satisfies OSHA requirements and complies with
the applicable standards of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., the Canadian
Standard Association, and the National Electrical Code. (See Figure B.)
5.
Double insulated tools may be used in either of the 120 volt outlets shown in the
following illustration. (See Figure B.)
This tool has a 2-prong,
polarized plug.
FIGURE B
EXTENSION CORDS
1.
Grounded tools require a three wire extension cord. Double Insulated tools
can use either a two or three wire extension cord.
2.
As the distance from the supply outlet increases, you must use a heavier gauge
extension cord. Using extension cords with inadequately sized wire causes a
serious drop in voltage, resulting in loss of power and possible tool damage.
(See Figure C, next page.)
3.
The smaller the gauge number of the wire, the greater the capacity of the cord.
For example, a 14 gauge cord can carry a higher current than a 16 gauge cord.
(See Figure C.)
4.
When using more than one extension cord to make up the total length, make
sure each cord contains at least the minimum wire size required.
(See Figure C.)
5.
If you are using one extension cord for more than one tool, add the nameplate
amperes and use the sum to determine the required minimum cord size.
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6.
If you are using an extension cord outdoors, make sure it is marked with the
suffix “W-A” (“W” in Canada) to indicate it is acceptable for outdoor use.
7.
Make sure your extension cord is properly wired and in good electrical condition.
Always replace a damaged extension cord or have it repaired by a qualified
electrician before using it.
8.
Protect your extension cords from sharp objects, excessive heat, and damp or
wet areas.
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM WIRE GAUGE FOR EXTENSION CORDS*
(120 VOLT)
NAMEPLATE
AMPERES
(At Full Load)
0 – 2.0
2.1 – 3.4
3.5 – 5.0
5.1 – 7.0
7.1 – 12.0
12.1 – 16.0
16.1 – 20.0
FIGURE C
EXTENSION CORD LENGTH
25
50
75
Feet
Feet
Feet
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
16
18
16
14
18
14
12
14
12
10
12
10
* Based on limiting the line voltage drop
to five volts at 150% of the rated amperes.
100
Feet
18
16
14
12
10
-
150
Feet
16
14
12
12
-
SYMBOLOGY
Double Insulated
Canadian Standards
Association
Underwriters
Laboratories, Inc.
V~
A
no
xxxx/min.
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Volts Alternating Current
Amperes
No Load Revolutions
per Minute (RPM)
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ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION: Always make sure the Power Cord is unplugged from its electrical outlet
prior to assembling or making any adjustments to the tool.
Attaching and removing the Blower Tube Assembly:
(Please see assembly diagram on next page)
1.
Insert the guiding end of the Blower Extension into the Upper Tube. Push the two
sections together firmly until the clip engages. These two pieces together form
the Blower Tube Assembly.
2.
Insert the Blower Tube Assembly firmly into the Motor Housing.
3.
On the upper part of the Motor Housing, where the Blower Tube Assembly has
been inserted, rotate the Fastener forward, locking the Blower Tube Assembly
into the Motor Housing. Invert the entire assembly and repeat with the Fastener
located on the underside of the Motor Housing.
4.
To remove the Blower Tube Assembly, rotate both Fasteners toward the Motor
Housing, then pull the Blower Tube Assembly straight out of the Motor Housing.
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Fastener
Upper Blower Tube
Motor Housing
Blower Assembly
Function Selector
Blower Extension
Mulch Bag
Attaching and removing the Mulch Bag:
1.
Position the Mulch Bag at the underside of the unit, with the pointed end of the
bag toward the open end of the blower tube. Loop the opening in the Mulch Bag
over the opening at the bottom of the Motor Housing. Tighten the cord on the bag
around the edge of the opening on the Motor Housing.
2.
Attach the hook on the Mulch Bag to the Upper Blower Tube.
Blow / Vacuum Function Selector
1.
To use this tool as a vacuum, rotate the Function Selector away from the
nozzle.
2.
To use this tool as blower, rotate the Function Selector toward the nozzle.
NOTE: When using this tool as a blower, it is better to remove the Mulch Bag.
Since the blower function draws air into the Outlet Tube (29), having the Mulch
Bag in place may restrict this inward air flow.
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Turning the unit ON and OFF,
and Adjusting Blower Speed
WARNING! Do not turn this unit on
unless you are wearing safety
glasses, and have taken precautions to be sure it is safe to do so.
1.
2.
To turn on unit, be sure it is
plugged in. Then move ON/OFF
Switch to the “|” position.
To turn unit OFF, rotate switch to
“O” position.
To adjust blower speed, rotate the
Speed Control to any of its 6 positions.
Speed Control
ON / OFF Switch
WARNING! Never direct blown air toward
any person or animal.
INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, AND CLEANING
1.
WARNING! Make sure the ON /OFF Switch (18) is in its “OFF” position and
that the tool is unplugged from its electrical outlet before performing any inspection, maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
2.
BEFORE EACH USE, inspect the general condition of this tool. Check for loose
screws, misalignment or binding of moving parts, cracked or broken parts, damaged electrical wiring, and any other condition that may affect its safe operation.
If abnormal noise or vibration occurs, have the problem corrected before further
use. Do not use damaged equipment.
3.
When using this tool as a blower, it is better to have the Mulch Bag removed.
4.
When using this tool as a vacuum, the Mulch Bag will periodically fill up. When
you notice it is nearly full, stop work, turn OFF the ON /OFF Switch, and unplug
the unit from its power source. Remove the Mulch Bag and empty the contents
into a suitable container. Then replace the Mulch Bag, reconnect the power
supply, and when it is safe to do so, turn the ON /OFF Switch to the ON position
and continue working.
5.
When using this tool as a vacuum, avoid picking up sticks, twigs, stones, glass or
other hard items. Hard items may damage the Fan (19). Sticks and twigs may
clog the Blower Tube Assembly.
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PARTS LIST
Part N umber
D escription
Part N umber
D escription
1
Left Motor Housi ng / Handle
16
Press-on Fastener
2
Left Upper and Lower Blower Tubes
17
Power C onnector
3
Ri ght Motor Housi ng / Handle
18
ON / OFF Swi tch
4
Ri ght Upper and Lower Blower Tubes
19
Assi stance Swi tch
5
Functi on Selector
20
Motor Rear Assembly
6
Screw
21
Motor
7
Pi n
22
Motor Front Assembly
8
Tube C onnector
23
F an
9
C apaci tor
24
Gui de Wheel
10
Screw
25
Wheel Axle
11
Safety Swi tch
26
Lead Wi nd Pi pe
12
Press Board
27
Fi xture Screw
13
D rawstri ng Attachment Hook
28
Transformer
14
Power C ord
29
Outlet Tube
15
Power C ord C uff
30
31
Mulch Bag
C arryi ng Strap
Please refer to the Assembly Diagram on page 14.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS LIST AND ASSEMBLY
DIAGRAM IN THIS MANUAL AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER
NOR DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER
THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT, OR THAT HE OR
SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE ANY PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE MANUFACTUER
AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY STATES THAT ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS
SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND LICENSED TECHNICIANS, AND NOT BY THE
BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS
TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS
OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
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ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM
#30 and #31 listed on Parts List, not
shown on Assembly Diagram.
NOTE: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only, and are not
available individually as replacement parts.
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