Electric Grass Trimmer & Edger model number 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 IMPORTANT: Read and follow all safety rules and operating instructions before using this product. Instruction Manual 2 Specifications Table of Contents model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 Specifications KNOW YOUR Trimmer Symbols Safety Information electrical information Exploded View Parts List Assembly operation MAINTENANCE Troubleshooting Warranty Type: Input: Feed: Speed: Line diameter: Cutting path: Weight: 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 13 19 20 21 Electric 120 V, 60 Hz, 5 amps Automatic dual line 8500 (±10%) RPM (no load) 0.065” (1.65 mm) 14” (35.6 cm) 5 lb 12 oz (2.6 kg) 3 Know Your Trimmer model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 1 2 3 5 4 6 1. Switch trigger 2. Upper handle 3. Cord retainer 4. Auxiliary handle adjustment knob 5. Auxiliary handle 6. Split and telescoping shaft 7. Edger guide 8. Grass deflector 7 8 KNOW YOUR GRASS TRIMMER/EDGER The safe use of this product requires an understanding of the information on the product, 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.WARNING: The use of any other accessory or attachment with this product may increase the risk of injury. 4 model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 Symbols Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product safely. Symbol Name Designation/Explanation V Volts Voltage. A Amperes Current. Hz Hertz Frequency (cycles per second). W Watts Power. min Minutes Time. Alternating Current Type of current. Direct Current Type or a characteristic of current. Per Minute Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per minute. Class II Construction Double-insulated construction. No Load Speed Rotational speed, at no load. 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 protection when operating 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’ (15 m) away. Ricochet Thrown objects can ricochet and result in personal injury or property damage. /min 5 model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 GENERAL SAFETY RULES • This grass trimmer is designed for cutting grass and similar soft vegetation and for trimming grass edges in private and hobby garden areas which are not accessible with a lawnmower. • The device is not designed for use in public gardens, parks, sports centres or at roadsides, nor in agriculture or forestry applications. • This grass trimmer/edger is not designed to be used for cutting or chopping hedges, shrubs, bushes or flowers, or for composting purposes: - Hedges, shrubs and bushes, - Flowers, - Or for composting purposes • This device 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. • Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the device. • If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard. • Wear protective glasses or goggles. • Never allow children or people unfamiliar with the instructions to use the device. • Turn off the device while people, especially children, or pets are nearby. • Only use the device in daylight or good artificial light. • Before using the device and after any impact, check for signs of wear or damage and repair as necessary. • Never operate the device with damaged guards or without the guards in place. • Keep hands and feet away from the trimmer cutting line at all times and in particular when switching on the motor. • Take care against injury from any device fitted for trimming the cutting line length. After extending new cutting line always return the device to its normal operating position before switching on. • Never fit metal cutting elements. • Never use replacement parts or accessories not provided or recommended by the manufacturer. • Disconnect the device from the power supply before checking, cleaning or repairing and when it is not in use. • Always ensure that ventilation openings are kept clear of debris. • Failure to comply with these requirements could lead to personal injury. • Dress properly - Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be caught in moving parts. Use of rubber gloves and substantial footwear is recommended when working outsides. ! WARNING: When using this device, safety precautions must be followed. For your own safety and that of bystanders, please read these instructions before operating the device. Do not use the device without reading the instruction sheet. Please keep the instructions safe for later use. Safety Information Read all instructions 6 Safety Information model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair. • Don’t overreach - Keep proper footing and balance at all times. • Stay alert - Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate applicance when you are tired. • Store idle appliances indoors - When not in use, appliances should be stored indoors in dry, and high or locked-up place - out of reach of children. • 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. Keep cutting edge sharp and clean for best performance and to reduce the risk of injury. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories. Inspect appliance cord periodically, and if damaged, have it repaired by an authorized service facility. Inspect extension cords periodically and replace if damaged. Keep handles dry, clean, and free from oil and grease. Failure to do so can cause serious injury. ADDITIONAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR GRASS TRIMMER • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Do not expose to moisture. Use with only on AC power supply voltage shown on the product rating label. Avoid operating your trimmer in wet grass, where feasible. Take care not to lose your footing in wet grass. On slopes, be extra careful not to slip, and wear nonslip footwear. Do not walk backwards when trimming as you could trip. Walk never run. Switch off before pushing the trimmer over surfaces other than grass. Never pick up or carry a trimmer by the power cable. Polarized Appliance Connections - To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other) and will require the use of a polarized extension cord. The appliance 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 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. 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. Warning - To reduce the risk of electric shock, use only with an extension cord intended for outdoor use, such as an extension cord of cord type SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A, STOW-A, SJW-A, SJOW-A, SJTW-A or SJTOW-A. Avoid Unintentional Starting - Don’t carry plugged-in appliance with finger on switch. Be sure switch is off when plugged in. Don’t Force Appliance - It will do the job better and with less likelihood of a risk of injury at the rate for which it was designed. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS! 7 GUIDELINES FOR USING EXTENSION CORDS • USE THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. 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. An undersized cord will cause overheating. The table below shows the correct size to use depending on cord length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord. Minimum Gauge for Extension Cords (AWG) (when using 120 V only) Ampere Rating More Than Not More Than Total Length of Cord in Feet (meters) 25' (7.6 m) 50' (15 m) 100' (30.4 m) 150' (45.7 m) 0 6 18 16 16 14 6 10 18 16 14 12 10 12 16 16 14 12 12 16 14 12 Not Recommended • 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 person before use. Keep extension cords away from sharp objects, excessive heat and damp or wet areas. • Use a separate electrical circuit for your tools. This circuit should comprise a wire of at least 12 gauge and should be protected with a 15 A time-delayed fuse. Before connecting the motor to the power line, make sure the switch is in the OFF position and the electric current is identical to that stamped on the motor nameplate. Running at a lower voltage will damage the motor. ! CAUTION: Always make sure that your outlet is properly grounded. If you are uncertain, have it checked by a certified electrician. ! WARNING: This grass trimmer is for outdoor use only. Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations. ! WARNING: Although this device is double-insulated, the extension cord and receptacle must still be grounded while in use to protect the operator from electric shock. Electrical Information model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 8 model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 Exploded View 2 3 1 4 5 8 6 7 9 Item Description Drawing Qty 1 Bare tool assembly 311101412 1 2 Auxiliary handle assembly 311041414 1 3 Auxiliary handle knob 34101185-4 1 4 Guard assembly 311041412 1 5 Edge guide 33302723 1 6 Dual line spool assembly 311061412 1 7 Dual line spool cover 34101176A-4 1 8 Screw 3220313-3 3 Parts List model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 10 model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 Assemble the two halves of the Assembly SHAFT • Insert the lower shaft (2) into upper shaft (1). • Turn the upper shaft (1) until lock button (1) clicks into place. • Turn the lower shaft (2) collar until locked into place. 1 2 AUXILIARY HANDLE 2 1 • Turn the handle lock knob (1) counterclockwise several turns to loosen the auxiliary handle (2). • Adjust the handle position to provide the best level of balance and control for the operator. • Securely lock the handle in position by turning the knob clockwise. • Before operating the grass trimmer, make sure the auxiliary handle is tightly locked into position. 11 model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 CORD WARP SWITCH TRIGGER OUTLET END 1 2 SECURE THE PLUG • 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 underneath the cord retainer. ! WARNING: To avoid injury, adjust the auxiliary handle for optimum control and balance. Do not overreach when operating the grass trimmer. Keep proper balance at all times for better control of the tool in unexpected situations. ! NOTE: Use only approved outdoor extension cords. Assembly Guard • Stop the trimmer. • Invert the grass trimmer to access the trimmer head. • Using a cross-head screwdriver, remove the pre-installed screws (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. • Insert the screw into the trimmer head, fastening the guard in place. 12 model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 The Cutting Line • A double-wound spool of monofilament cutting line is pre-installed on the grass trimmer. When the cutting line needs replacing, install a new spool. Use Yardworks® 60-2269-6 replacement spools. Assembly remove the spool • Unplug the extension cord. • Turn the grass trimmer over to access the spool (2). • Remove the spool cover by pressing on two tabs parallel to each other on the side of the cover (1). • Remove the spool (2) from the spool housing (3). REPLACE THE SPOOL • Replace the spool (2) with a new pre-wound spool. • Insert the end of one line through the opening (4) in the spool housing. Insert the other side of the line through the other opening (5). • Align the tabs on the spool cover with the slots in the spool housing on the trimmer head. • Push down on the spool cover, locking it to the spool housing. • To advance the line when initially installed, you must pull both sides of the line while pressing the black line release button on the side of the spool housing (6). 1 2 5 3 6 4 ! WARNING: Do not grasp the exposed cutting line when picking up or holding the grass trimmer. Before connecting your grass trimmer to the extension cord, always turn the switch to the off position. Failure to do so could result in accidental startup causing serious injury. 13 model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 Operation refill the spool If you are unable to purchase a new pre-wound spool, you may purchase 0.065” (1.65 mm) nylon monofilament cutting line and refill the spool that was supplied with your grass trimmer. • Remove the spool from the trimmer head. • Cut a length of cutting line to approximately 20’ (6.1 m) long and fold it in half. • Loop the “V” end of the cutting line into the small notch on the inner rail of the spool to anchor the line. • Wind the line evenly and tightly in a counterclockwise direction. Make sure each section of the spool contains a separate thread. • Do not wind the line beyond the edge of the cutting spool. 14 model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 To Turn On/Off Operation • Release the trigger switch (1). • Allow at least 5 seconds for the cutting spool to stop rotating. • Disconnect the extension cord if leaving unattended. 1 ! CAUTION: Allow 5 seconds or more for the grass trimmer to stop rotating after releasing the switch.Do not invert the grass trimmer or place your hands under the guard until the grass trimmer has come to a complete stop. 15 model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 Edging function This trimmer is equipped with an edging feature for use on sidewalks or walkways, patios and/ or driveways to clear over-grown grass from manicured surfaces. Operation • Pull up edging coupler and turn handle end counterclockwise. • Release edging shaft coupler when handle has been rotated 180°. • Flip the edging guide down until it locks into place. REAR HANDLE PULL UP BUTTON TO ROTATE EDGER GUIDE 16 model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 Split and telescoping tube Operation The shaft can be extended or shortened for ease of use. • Unscrew telescoping shaft coupler and slide to desired position. • Tighten telescoping shaft coupler. SPLIT AND TELESCOPING SHAFT 17 model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 Lengthening the Line • While the grass trimmer is operating, the cutting line gets worn down and becomes shorter. This trimmer is equipped with an automatic lowercase, which automatically feeds additional line to the correct length as it wears down. • To advance the line, restart the trimmer. Upon starting, the line will automatically advance. ! WARNING: Risk of eye injury. Use safety glassed or similar eye protection. ! CAUTION: Wear proper clothing and footwear during operations to reduce the risk of injury that may be caused by flying debris. Operation • If the line does not automatically advance, the trimmer line may be tangled or empty. 18 model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 Before each use • Make sure the protective guard is tightly installed. Tighten the guard screws. • Before trimming, inspect the area for string, wire, branches, or other material that may become entangled in the cutting line or thrown. Operation During use • Trim only when the grass and weeds are dry. • Do not trim the grass at night. Always make sure you have adequate lighting. • Hold the grass trimmer by both the switch handle and the auxiliary handle for greater control and balance. • Stand with the cutting head tipped down at an angle in front, guiding the grass trimmer in a semi-circular motion around you. • If possible, guide the grass trimmer to the left to cut. The line will cut as soon as it leaves the guard, and the clippings are thrown away from you. • To produce a smoothly trimmed area, move the grass trimmer in and out of the area being cut with a 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 grass trimmer spool on the ground while trimming. This will cause spool wear. • If the grass is higher than 6” (15 cm), trim in small stages. • When the grass trimmer is stopped and the spool stops rotating, the cutting line will grow slack and may retract. Feed extra cutting line before storing the trimmer to prevent losing the line into the spool. • If the grass trimmer is not cutting correctly, the cutting line may not be feeding properly. Remove and rewind the line spool. 19 model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 CLEANING Wipe the outside of the grass trimmer with a dry soft cloth. Do not hose down or wash the grass trimmer with water. Scrape the guard and spool area to remove dried clippings and mud. Brush or blow dust, debris, and grass clippings out of the air vents. Keep the vents free of obstruction. Cutting line Replace the cutting line only with nylon monofilament line on pre-wound spools. Always wind the line in the same direction as the arrow on the spool. Use Yardworks® 60-2269-6 replacement spools. Lubrication No lubrication is needed. ! CAUTION: Do not use strong solvents or detergents on the plastic housing or plastic components.Certain household cleaners may cause damage and may also cause a shock hazard. ! WARNING: Turn off the tool and unplug the extension cord from the outlet before performing any maintenance on the grass trimmer. Maintenance General MAINTENANCE Keep your grass trimmer clean and in good repair for maximum performance and service life. Before each use, inspect the switch and cord for damage. Check for damaged, missing, or worn parts. Check for loose screws, misalignment, moving parts that are jammed, or any other conditions that may affect the operation. If abnormal vibration or noise occurs, turn off the tool immediately and have the problem corrected before further use. Do not use the grass trimmer until it is properly repaired or replaced. 20 model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 Troubleshooting If your device is not operating properly, follow the instructions below. If this does not solve the problem, please contact your local repair agent. Tool runs slowly • Check that the spool housing can rotate freely. Carefully clean it if necessary. • Check that the cutting line does not protrude more than 4 1/2” (11 cm) from the spool housing. If it does, cut it off so that it just reaches the line trimming blade. Automatic line feed does not work. • Press the tabs and remove the spool cover from the housing. • Pull the cutting line until it protrudes 4 1/2” (11 cm) from the housing. If insufficient cutting line is left on the spool, install a new spool of cutting line as instructed in the Maintenance section of this lowercase. • Align the tabs on the spool cover with the cutouts in the housing. • Push the cover onto the housing until it snaps securely into place. • 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: • Carefully clean the spool cover and housing. - Remove the spool and check if the lever can move freely. - Remove the spool and unwind the cutting line, then wind it on neatly again as described above. Replace the spool as instructed. ! WARNING: Before proceeding, switch off and unplug. 21 model no. 060-2279-2 | contact us: 1.866.523.5218 This warranty does not cover: • Any part that has become inoperative due to misuse, commercial use, abuse, neglect, accident, improper maintenance, or alteration; • The unit, if it has not been operated and/ or maintained in accordance with the owner’s manual; • Normal wear, except as noted below; • Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, blade sharpening; or • Normal deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or exposure. Full One Hundred Twenty Days (120) Warranty on Normal Wear Parts: Normal wear parts are defined as blade adaptors, blades, grass bags and tires. These parts are warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one hundred twenty (120) days from the date of retail purchase. How to Obtain Service: Warranty service is available by calling the toll-free helpline, at 1.866.523.5218. The factory will not accept the return of a complete unit unless prior written permission has been extended by Yardworks CANADA. Transportation Charges: Transportation charges for the movement of any power equipment unit or attachment are the responsibility of the purchaser. The purchaser must pay transportation charges for any part submitted for replacement under this warranty unless such return is requested in writing by Yardworks CANADA. Other Warranties: All other warranties, express or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability is limited in its duration to that set forth in this express limited warranty. The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and exclusive remedy of Yardworks CANADA obligations arising from the sale of its products. Made in China Imported by Yardworks Canada Toronto, Canada M4S 2B8 Yardworks CANADA will not be liable for incidental or consequential loss or damage. Warranty TWO-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY For TWO YEARS from the date of purchase within Canada, Yardworks CANADA will, at its option, repair or replace for the original purchaser, free of charge, any part or parts found to be defective in material or workmanship.