Black & Decker GL315 Instruction manual

GL280
GL301
GL315
GL337
GL350
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Intended use
Residual risks.
Warning! When using mains-powered appliances, basic
safety precautions, including the following, should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, personal
injury and material damage.
u Read all of this manual carefully before operating the
appliance.
u The intended use is described in this manual. The use of
any accessory or attachment or the performance of any
operation with this appliance other than those recommended
in this instruction manual may present a risk of personal
injury.
u Retain this manual for future reference.
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.)
Using your appliance
After use
Your Black & Decker trimmer has been designed for trimming
and finishing lawn edges and to cut grass in confined spaces.
This appliance is intended for consumer use only.
Safety instructions
Always take care when using the appliance.
u Always use safety glasses or goggles.
u Never allow children or people unfamiliar with the
instructions to use the appliance.
u Do not allow children or animals to come near the work
area or to touch the appliance or power supply cord.
u Close supervision is necessary when the appliance is
used near children.
u This appliance is not intended for use by young or infirm
persons without supervision.
u This appliance is not to be used as a toy.
u Only use the appliance in daylight or good artificial light.
u Use in a dry location only. Do not allow the appliance to
become wet.
u Do not immerse the appliance in water.
u Do not open the body casing. There are not userserviceable parts inside.
u Do not operate the appliance in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or
dust.
u To reduce the risk of damage to plugs or cords, never pull
the cable to remove the plug from a socket.
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 must be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
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When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a dry,
well ventilated place out of reach of children.
u Children should not have access to stored appliances.
u When the appliance is stored or transported in a vehicle it
should be placed in the boot or restrained to prevent
movement following sudden changes in speed or direction.
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Inspection and repairs
Before use, check the appliance for damaged or defective
parts. Check for breakage of parts and any other
conditions that may affect its operation.
u Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged or defective.
u Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or replaced
by an authorised repair agent.
u Never attempt to remove or replace any parts other than
those specified in this manual.
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Using an extension cable
Always use an approved extension cable suitable for the
power input of this appliance (see technical data). The extension
cable must be suitable for outdoor use and marked accordingly.
Up to 30 m of 1.5 mm2 HO5VV-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.
Additional safety instructions for grass trimmers
Warning! Cutting elements continue to rotate after the motor
is switched off.
u Be familiar with the controls and the proper use of the
appliance.
Before use, check the power supply cord and extension
cord for signs of damage, ageing and wear. If a cord
becomes damaged during use, disconnect the cord from
the mains supply immediately. DO NOT TOUCH THE
CORD BEFORE DISCONNECTING THE SUPPLY.
u Do not use the appliance if the cords are damaged or worn.
u Wear stout shoes or boots to protect your feet.
u Wear long trousers to protect your legs.
u Before using the appliance, check that your cutting path is
free from sticks, stones, wire and any other obstacles.
u Only use the appliance in the upright position, with the
cutting line near the ground. Never switch the appliance
on in any other position.
u Move slowly when using the appliance. Be aware that
freshly cut grass is damp and slippery.
u Do not work on steep slopes. Work across the face of
slopes, not up and down.
u Never cross gravel paths or roads while the appliance is
running.
u Never touch the cutting line while the appliance is running.
u Do not put the appliance down until the cutting line has
come to a complete standstill.
u Use only the appropriate type of cutting line.
Never use metal cutting line or fishing line.
u Be careful not to touch the line trimming blade.
u Take care to keep the mains cable away from the cutting
line. Always be aware of the position of the cable.
u Keep hands and feet away from the cutting line at all
times, especially when switching on the motor.
u Before using the appliance and after any impact, check for
signs of wear or damage and repair as necessary.
u Never operate the appliance with damaged guards or
without guards in place.
u Take care against injury from any device fitted for trimming
the filament line length. After extending new cutter line
always return the machine to its normal operating position
before switching on.
u Always ensure that the ventilation slots are kept clear of
debris.
u Do not use the lawn trimmer (edge trimmer), if the cords
are damaged or worn.
u Keep extension cords away from cutting elements.
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Labels on appliance
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The following warning symbols are found on the appliance:
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Read the manual prior to operation.
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating this
appliance.
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Keep people and animals at least 6 m away from the
cutting area.
Do not expose the appliance to rain or high humidity.
Electrical safety
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This appliance 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.
Features
This appliance includes some or all of the following features.
1. On/off switch
2. Handle
3. Cable restraint
4. Power inlet
5. Secondary handle
6. Tube
7. Storage hooks
8. Adjustment button
9. Guard
10. Line trimming blade
11. Cutting line
12. Spool housing
13. Edge guide
14. Head
Assembly
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and unplugged.
Attaching the tube to the head (fig. A)
Align the rectangular tab of the tube (6) with the location in
the head (14).
u Insert the tube into the head and push until it clicks into place.
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Attaching the handle to the tube (fig. B)
Align the square tab of the tube (6) with the location in the
handle (2).
u Insert the tube into the handle and push until it clicks into
place.
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Fitting the guard (fig. C)
Remove the screw (15) from the head.
Place the guard onto the tool as shown.
u Firmly press the guard (9) until it snaps into place.
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u Secure the guard with the screw.
Warning! Never use the tool unless the guard is properly fitted.
Releasing the cutting line
In transit, the cutting line is taped to the spool housing.
u Remove the tape holding the cutting line (11) to the spool
housing (12).
Connecting the tool to the mains (fig. D)
Connect the female plug of a suitable extension cable to
the power inlet (4).
u Loop the cable through the cable restraint (3).
u Insert the mains plug into a mains outlet.
For wired in cable units: Make sure the cable is looped through
the cable restraint prior to connecting the plug to the mains
outlet.
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Warning! The extension cable must be suitable for outdoor
use.
Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Setting the tool to trimming or edging mode
(fig. E - G)
The tool can be used in trimming mode as shown in fig. F or in
edging mode to trim overhanging grass along lawn edges and
flower beds as shown in fig. G.
Trimming mode (fig. E & F)
For trimming, the trimmer head should be in the position
shown in fig. F. If it is not:
u Depress the adjustment button (8).
u Rotate the head (14), while releasing the button.
u When the head is in position, the button will lock into place.
Note: The tube will only rotate in one direction.
Edging mode (fig. E & G)
For edging, the trimmer head should be in the position shown
in fig. G. If it is not:
u Depress the adjustment button (8).
u Rotate the head (14), while releasing the button.
u When the head is in position, the button will lock into place.
Note: The tube will only rotate in one direction.
Switching on and off
To switch the tool on, squeeze the trigger lever (1).
u To switch the tool off, release the trigger lever.
Warning! Never attempt to lock the trigger lever in the on
position.
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Hints for optimum use
General
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In order to achieve optimum cutting results, only cut dry
grass.
Trimming
Hold the tool as shown in fig. F.
Gently swing the trimmer from side to side.
u When cutting long grass, work in stages from the top.
Take small cuts.
u Keep the tool away from hard objects and delicate plants.
u If the tool starts running slowly, reduce the load.
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Edging
Optimum cutting results are achieved on edges deeper than
50 mm.
u Do not use the tool to create edges. To create edges,
use an edging spade.
u Guide the tool as shown in fig. G.
u To make a closer cut, slightly tilt the tool.
Fitting a new spool of cutting line (fig. H - J)
Spool with single cutting line (fig. H)
Replacement spools of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6481).
u Keep the tabs (16) depressed and remove the spool cover
(17) from the housing (12).
u Remove the empty spool (18) from the spool housing.
u Remove any dirt and grass from the spool cover and housing.
u Take the new spool and unwind approximately 9 cm of
cutting line.
u Feed the cutting line through the eyelet (19).
u Push the spool onto the drive shaft (20) and rotate it
slightly until it is seated. Make sure that the cutting line is
not trapped under the spool and that 9 cm of cutting line
protrudes from the housing.
u Align the tabs on the spool cover with the holes in the
housing.
u Push the cover onto the housing until it snaps securely
into place.
Warning! If the cutting line protrudes beyond the trimming
blade (10), cut it off so that they just reach the blade.
Spool with twin cutting line (fig. I & J)
Replacement spools of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6441). Complete cassettes
containing a spool of cutting line are also available
(cat. no. A6488).
u Keep the tabs (21) depressed and remove the spool cover
(22) from the housing (12).
Remove the empty spool (23) from the spool cover.
Remove any dirt and grass from the spool cover and
housing.
u Take the new spool and push it onto the boss in the spool
cover. Rotate the spool slightly until it is seated.
u Unclip the end of one of the cutting lines and feed the line
into one of the eyelets (24). The line should protrude
approximately 9 cm from the spool cover.
u Unclip the end of the other cutting line and feed the line
into the other eyelet. The line should protrude
approximately 9 cm from the spool cover.
u Align the tabs (21) on the spool cover with the cut-outs (25)
in the housing.
u Push the cover onto the housing until it snaps securely
into place.
Warning! If the cutting lines protrude beyond the trimming
blade (10), cut them off so that they just reach the blade.
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Winding a new cutting line onto an empty spool
(fig. K - O)
You may wind new cutting line onto an empty spool.
Spool with single cutting line (fig. K & L)
Replacement packs of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6170 (25 m) & A6171 (40 m)).
u Remove the empty spool from the tool as described above.
u Remove any remaining cutting line from the spool.
u Feed 2 cm of cutting line into one of the holes (26) in the
spool as shown.
u Bend the cutting line and anchor it in the L-shaped slot (27).
u Wind the cutting line onto the spool in the direction of the
arrow (28). Make sure to wind the line on neatly and in
layers. Do not criss-cross.
u When the wound cutting line reaches the recesses (29),
cut the line. Let the line protrude approximately 9 cm from
the spool and hold a finger on the line to keep it in place.
u Proceed as described above to fit the spool on the tool.
Warning! Only use the appropriate type of Black & Decker
cutting line.
Spool with twin cutting line (fig. M - O)
Replacement packs of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6440).
u Remove the empty spool from the tool as described above.
u Remove any remaining cutting line from the spool.
u First wind new line onto the uppermost part of the spool:
- Feed 2 cm of cutting line into one of the slots (30) in the
upper section of the spool as shown.
- Wind the cutting line onto the spool in the direction of
the arrow (31). Make sure to wind the line on neatly
and in layers. Do not criss-cross.
- When the wound cutting line reaches the recesses (32),
cut the line.
- Temporarily park the line in the slots (33) on one side of
the spool as shown.
u Repeat the above procedure for the second cutting line on
the lower section of the spool. Park the line in the unused
slots (33).
u Proceed as described above to fit the spool on the tool.
Do not forget to release the cutting line from the parking
slots (33).
Warning! Only use the appropriate type of Black & Decker
cutting line. Ensure that cutting line is present in both sections
of the spool.
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 your tool seems not to operate properly, follow the
instructions below. If this does not solve the problem, please
contact your local Black & Decker repair agent.
Warning! Before proceeding, unplug the tool.
Appliance runs slowly
Check that the spool housing can rotate freely. Carefully
clean it if necessary.
u Check that the cutting line does not protrude more than
11 cm from the spool housing. If it does, cut it off so that it
just reaches the line trimming blade.
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Automatic line feed does not work
Keep the tabs depressed and remove the spool cover
from the housing.
u Pull the cutting line until it protrudes 11 cm from the
housing. If insufficient cutting line is left on the spool,
install a new spool of cutting line as instructed above.
u Align the tabs on the spool cover with the cut outs in the
housing.
u Push the cover onto the housing until it snaps securely
into place.
u If the cutting line protrudes beyond the trimming blade,
cut it off so that it just reaches the blade.
If the automatic line feed still does not work or the spool is
jammed, try the following suggestions:
u Carefully clean the spool cover and housing.
u Remove the spool and check if the lever can move freely.
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Remove the spool and unwind the cutting line, then wind it
on neatly again as described above. Replace the spool as
instructed.
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/appliance 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 tool/appliance
and 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.
Protecting the environment
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Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
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.
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.
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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
VAC
Power input
W
No-load speed
min-1
Weight
kg
GL280
TYPE 2
230
300
10,000
2.2
GL301
TYPE 2
230
300
10,000
2.2
Input voltage
VAC
Power input
W
No-load speed
min-1
Weight
kg
GL337
TYPE 2 230
320
10,000
2.2
GL350
TYPE 3
230
350
10,000
2.2
GL315
TYPE 3
230
320
10,000
2.2
Hand/arm weighted vibration value according to EN 786:
= 4 m/s2 , uncertainty (K) = 1.5 m/s2 ,
EC declaration of conformity
MACHINERY DIRECTIVE
OUTDOOR NOISE DIRECTIVE
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GL280/GL301/GL315/GL337/GL350
Black & Decker declares that these products described under
"technical data" are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-91
2000/14/EC, Lawn Trimmer, L ≤ 50 cm, Annex VIII
KEMA Quality B.V., Utrechtseweg 310, 6802 ED Arnhem,
The Netherlands
Notified Body ID No.: 0344
Level of accoustic power according to 2000/14/EC
(Article 12, Annex III, L ≤ 50 cm):
LWA (measure sound power) 95 dB(A)
uncertainty (K) = 3 dB(A)
LWA (guaranteed sound power) 96 dB(A)
uncertainty (K) = 3 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.
The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the technical
file and makes this declaration on behalf of Black & Decker.
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Kevin Hewitt
Vice-President Global Engineering
Black & Decker Europe, 210 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3YD
United Kingdom
01-10-2009
Guarantee
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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
Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our after-sales
service and contacts are available on the Internet at:
www.2helpU.com
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