General Power Tool Safety Warnings

Form No. 3379-701 Rev A
22in Cordless Hedge Trimmer
Model No. 51494—Serial No. 314000001 and Up
Model No. 51494T—Serial No. 314000001 and Up
Operator's Manual
Model 51494T does not include a battery or a charger.
If you have questions or problems, contact us at www.Toro.com or
call toll free 1-800-237-2654 (US) or 1-800-248-3258 (Canada) before
returning this product.
General Power Tool
Safety Warnings
WARNING
CALIFORNIA
Proposition 65 Warning
This product contains a chemical or chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or reproductive harm.
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 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.
D. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
E. If operating a power tool in a damp location is
unavoidable, use a supply protected by a residual
current device (RCD) in AUS or a ground fault
interrupt (GFI) in the USA. Use of an RCD or GFI
reduces the risk of electric shock.
3. Personal safety
WARNING Read all safety warnings and all instructions.
Failure to follow the warnings and instructions 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.
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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 energizing 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
jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away
Original Instructions (EN)
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All Rights Reserved *3379-701* A
C. When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from
other metal objects, like paper clips, coins, keys,
nails, screws, or other small metal objects that can
make a connection from one terminal to another.
Shorting the battery terminals together may cause
burns or a fire.
from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair
can be caught in moving parts.
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.
D. Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected
from the battery; avoid contact. If contact
accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid
contacts eyes, additionally seek medical help. Liquid
ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.
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.
E. Charging time will be increased if the battery is charged
when the temperature is not between 0° C (32° F) and
40° C (104° F).
C. Disconnect 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.
6. Service
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.
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.
Hedge Trimmer Safety Warnings
• Use both hands when operating the hedge trimmer.
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.
Using one hand could cause loss of control and result
in serious personal injury.
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.
•
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. Blades coast after turn off. A
moment of inattention while operating the hedge trimmer may
result in serious personal injury.
•
Carry the hedge trimmer by the handle with the cutter
blade stopped. Proper handling of the hedge trimmer will
reduce possible personal injury from the cutter blades.
•
Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces only,
because the cutter blade may contact hidden wiring or its
own cord. Cutter blades contacting a “live” wire may make
exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and could give
the operator an electric shock.
•
DANGER – Keep hands away from blade. Contact with
blade will result in serious personal injury.
5. Battery tool use and care
A. Recharge only with the charger specified by the
manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type
of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with
another battery pack.
B. Use power tools only with specifically designated
battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may
create a risk of injury and fire.
Safety and Instructional Decals
Safety decals and instructions are easily visible to the operator and are located near any area of potential danger.
Replace any decal that is damaged or lost.
Symbol
Name
Designation/Explanation
DC
Direct current
Type of current
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
SPM
Strokes per minute
Speed of blade
V
Volts
Voltage
2
125–3277
Model 51494
1. Warning—read the Operator’s Manual; do not operate in
wet conditions; wear eye protection.
125–3279
121–7659
Model 51494T
1. Warning—read the Operator’s Manual; do not operate in
wet conditions; wear eye protection.
125–3295
Operation
Important: The battery pack is not fully charged when it is
purchased. Before using the hedge trimmer for the first
time, place the battery pack in the charger charge until the
LED indicators turn green. Make sure to read all safety
precautions. With regular use, it will need shorter charging
time. If storing for a prolonged period of time, remove the
battery. When ready to use again, charge the battery pack
until the LED indicators turn green.
121–7691
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Rotating the Hedge Trimmer
Handle
Starting the Hedge Trimmer
1. Remove the protective cover from the cutter blades (Figure
1).
1. Press and hold the rotational lock button.
WARNING
The hedge trimmer blades can cause cuts or
amputation.
Be careful when handling the hedge trimmer with
the protective cover removed.
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Figure 1
Figure 3
1. Protective cover
1. Auxiliary handle
3. Handle
2. Rotational lock button
2. Align the tongue of the battery pack with the cavity in the
handle housing (Figure 2).
2. Rotate the handle to the right or left depending on desired
cutting direction, then release the rotational lock button to
lock the handle in the desired position.
Stopping the Hedge Trimmer
1. Release the trigger switch (Figure 2).
2. Allow at least 5 seconds for the cutting blade to stop moving.
Charging the Battery Pack
Important: For best results, your battery pack should be
charged in a location where the temperature is more than 0°
C (32° F) but less than 40° C (104° F). To reduce the risk of
serious personal injury, do not store outside or in vehicles.
Charging time will increase if it is not charged within this
range.
Figure 2
1. Auxiliary handle
4. Tongue
2. Lock switch
3. Trigger
5. Latch
1. Turn the battery upside down and line up the battery terminal
with the slot in the charger (Figure 4 and Figure 5).
3. Grasp the trigger handle (Figure 2)..
4. Push the battery pack into the handle until the latch locks
into place.
Important: The battery pack is not fully charged when it
is purchased. Before using the hedge trimmer for the
first time, place the battery pack in the charger charge
until the LED indicators turn green. Make sure to read all
safety precautions. With regular use, it will need shorter
charging time. If storing for a prolonged period of time,
remove the battery. When ready to use again, charge
the battery pack until the LED indicators turn green.
5. Place one hand on the trigger handle. Place the other hand
on the auxiliary handle (Figure 2).
6. Slide the lock switch backwards, towards you, then squeeze
the trigger switch to turn on the hedge trimmer (Figure 2).
The trimmer will stay on as long as the trigger switch is
squeezed. Lock-off switch may be released once hedge
trimmer is running (Figure 2).
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4. Refer to the table below to interpret the LED indicators on
the battery charger.
LED COLOR
Top
Bottom
Indicates:
Red
Red
Battery is charging
Red
Green
Fully charged
Red
Orange
Battery is too
warm: Remove
for approximately
30 minutes
Operating Tips
Figure 4
1. LED indicators
2. Insert battery here
•
The unit is used for cutting in either direction in a slow,
sweeping action from side to side.
•
Stand so that you are stable and balanced on both feet. Do
not overreach.
•
•
Inspect and clear the area of any hidden objects.
•
Never use a blade after hitting a hard object without first
inspecting it for damage. Do not use if any damage is
detected.
•
Never touch blades or service unit with the power supply
connected.
•
Do not force the hedge trimmer through heavy shrubbery.
This can cause the blades to bind and slow down. If the
blades slow down, reduce the pace.
•
Do not attempt to cut stems or twigs that are larger than
9/16 in., or those obviously too large to feed into the cutting
blade. Use a non-powered hand saw or pruning saw to trim
large stems.
•
If blades do become jammed, stop the motor, allow the blades
to stop, and remove the battery before attempting to remove
the obstruction.
•
If desired, you can use a string to help cut your hedge level.
Decide how high you want the hedge. Stretch a piece of
string along the hedge at the desired height. Trim the hedge
just above the guide line of string.
•
Trim the side of a hedge so that it will be slightly narrower at
the top. More of the hedge will be exposed when shaped this
way, and it will be more uniform.
•
Wear gloves when trimming thorny or prickly growth. When
trimming new growth, use a wide sweeping action, so that the
stems are fed directly into the cutting blade.
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2
1
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Figure 5
1. LED indicators (level of
charge)
3. Battery terminal
2. Release button
2. Slide the battery into the charger until it clicks into place.
3. To remove the battery, press down on the release button
and slide the battery backwards out of the charger.
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Never use the hedge trimmer near power lines, fencing,
posts, buildings, or other immovable objects.
Maintenance
Oiling the Trimmer Blade
Note: The trimmer blade should be oiled before and after each
use.
1. Stop the motor and remove the battery.
2. Clean dirt and debris from the body of the hedge trimmer,
using a damp cloth with a mild detergent.
Note: Do not use any strong detergents on the plastic
housing or the handle. They can be damaged by certain
aromatic oils such as pine and lemon, and by solvents such
as kerosene.
3. Lay the hedge trimmer on a flat surface. Apply light weight
machine oil along the edge of the top blade. If you will be
using the hedge trimmer for an extended period of time, it is
advisable to oil the blade during use.
Note: Do not oil while the hedge trimmer is running.
Preparing the Battery Pack for
Recycling
WARNING
Before recycling, cover the battery pack's terminals
with heavy-duty adhesive tape. Do not attempt to
destroy or disassemble the battery pack or remove
any of its components. Lithium-ion batteries must be
recycled or disposed of properly at the nearest battery
recycling facility.
Service
Should this item need service, take the product to your Authorized
Toro Service Dealer. Your Toro Dealer is specially trained to repair
Toro products and will ensure that your Toro stays “All” Toro.
Storage
•
•
•
Clean all foreign material from the product.
Store it in a well-ventilated place that is inaccessible to
children.
Keep away from corrosive agents such as garden chemicals
and de-icing salts.
Troubleshooting
Using the battery when it is hot can reduce the operating time.
The battery will automatically stop working when it is overheated
to prevent damage to it. Remove the battery from the charger and
allow it to cool before placing it back into the trimmer.
Using the battery when there is moisture on the leads can cause
the trimmer to malfunction. Allow the battery to dry or wipe it dry
before placing it back into the trimmer.
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Notes:
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The Toro Promise - Electric Products
A Two-Year Full Warranty for Residential Use for the United States and Canada
The Toro Company and its affiliate, Toro Warranty Company, pursuant to an agreement between them, jointly warrant this product for two years against
defects in material or workmanship when used for normal residential purposes.*
If you think your Toro Product contains a defect in materials or workmanship, if you have questions or problems, and before returning this product call
toll free:
Trimmers:
Blowers:
Snowthrowers:
1-800-237-2654 (US)
1-800-248-3258 (Canada)
1-888-367-6631 (US)
1-888-430-1687 (Canada)
1-800-574-3312 (Mexico)
1-800-808-2963 (US)
1-800-808-3072 (Canada)
To receive a replacement or repair, at our option, return the complete unit to the seller. United States and Canada customers may return their product,
with proof of purchase, to any Authorized Service Dealer. United States customers may also return their product, with proof of purchase, postage
prepaid, to the Toro Service Center, 5500 SE Delaware, Ankeny, IA 50021.
This warranty covers product defects only. Neither The Toro Company nor Toro Warranty Company is liable for indirect, incidental, or
consequential damages in connection with the use of the Toro Products covered by this warranty, including any cost or expense of providing
substitute equipment or service during reasonable periods of malfunction or non-use pending completion of repairs under this warranty.
Some states do not allow exclusions of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Countries Other than the United States and Canada
Customers who have purchased Toro products exported from the United States or Canada should contact their Toro Distributor (Dealer) to obtain
guarantee policies for your country, province, or state. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your Distributor’s service or have difficulty obtaining
guarantee information, contact the Toro importer. If all other remedies fail, you may contact us at Toro Warranty Company.
Australian Consumer Law
Australian customers will find details relating to the Australian Consumer Law either inside the box or at your local Toro Dealer.
* Residential use means use of the product on the same lot as your home.
Part Number 374-0262 Rev. D
374-0262 Rev D
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