Hedge Trimmer 460mm - 520Watt Operation Manual 2 Year Replacement Warranty OZHT460A CAUTION! Read the operation manual before use. To view the full range visit: www.ozito.com.au 0309 SPECIFICATIONS - MODEL NO. OZHT460A Input: No load speed: Blade length: Max. cutting capacity: 230 - 240V ~ 50Hz 1,600/min 460mm 16mm Features: Dual action cutting blades Dual handed safety switch Blade brake Cord retainer Safety guard 4 3 2 1 5 6 1. Rear handle 2. Trigger switch 3. Front handle/trigger 2 4. Blade support rail 5. Dual action cutting blades 6. Cord retainer TABLE OF CONTENTS SPECIFICATIONS ………………………………………… Page 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS…………………………………... Page 3 INTRODUCTION………………………………………… Page 4 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS……………………………….. Page 4 OPERATION ………………………………………………Page 7 MAINTENANCE …………….……………………………Page 9 CONTENTS ……………………………………………… Page 10 WARRANTY………………………………………………. Page 11 3 INTRODUCTION Congratulations on purchasing an Ozito Hedge Trimmer. We aim to provide quality tools at an affordable price. We hope you will enjoy using this tool for many years. Your Hedge Trimmer OZHT460A has been designed for trimming light foliage and is intended for DIY use only. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Warning! When using mains-powered equipment, basic safety precautions, including the following, should always be followed to reduce risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury and material damage. Read and understand the manual prior to operating this tool. Save these instructions and other documents supplied with this tool for future reference. ELECTRICAL SAFETY The electric motor has been designed for 230V and 240V only. Always check that the power supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate. Note: The supply of 230V and 240V on Ozito tools are interchangeable for Australia and New Zealand. This tool is double insulated in accordance with AS/NZS 3100: 2002; therefore no earth wire is required. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by an electrician or a power tool repairer in order to avoid a hazard. Note: Double insulation does not take the place of normal safety precautions when operating this tool. The insulation system is for added protection against injury resulting from a possible electrical insulation failure within the tool. Using an Extension Lead Always use an approved extension lead suitable for the power input of this tool. Before use, inspect the extension lead for signs of damage, wear and ageing. Replace the extension lead if damaged or defective. When using an extension lead on a reel, always unwind the lead completely. Use of an extension lead not suitable for the power input of the tool or which is damaged or defective may result in a risk of fire and electric shock. 4 GENERAL ! Warning! Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. 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. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 1) WORK AREA a) Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and 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. 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 expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock. d) 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. e) When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock. 3) PERSONAL SAFETY 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 safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Safety equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries. c) Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in the off position before plugging in. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or plugging in 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. 5 GENERAL (cont.) 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 jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in moving parts. g) If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used. Use of these devices can reduce dust related hazards. 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. b) Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power tool that can not be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired. c) Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally. d) Store idle power tools, unplugged & 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. 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) 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 and in the manner intended for the particular type of power tool, taking into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the power tool for operations different from intended could result in a hazardous situation. h) 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. i) Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. 5) SERVICE a) 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. 6 b) If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard. ADDITIONAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR HEDGE TRIMMERS • 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. 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. When transporting or storing the hedge trimmer always fit the cutting device cover. Proper handling of the hedge trimmer will reduce possible personal injury from the cutter blades. • Keep cable away from cutting area. During operation the cable may be hidden in shrubs and can be accidentally cut by the blade. • Recommendation for the use of a residual current device with a tripping current of 30 mA or less. OPERATION Assembling the safety guard First ensure the unit is disconnected from the power supply. Assemble the safety guard over the hedge trimmer housing the same as shown in the line drawing on page 2. Secure the guard by fixing two screws through the guard into the hedge trimmer housing. The safety guard must be fitted prior to using the hedge trimmer for the first time. Cord retainer The extension lead being used can be fitted through the cord retainer on the hedge trimmer which prevents the extension lead being disconnected from the unit during use. Switching on For your safety the Hedge Trimmer is designed with a two handed safety switch. If only one switch is squeezed, the tool will not operate. This ensures both hands are on the tool body during use. It prevents accidental start up and also keeps both hands away from the blades during operation. To turn the Hedge Trimmer ON, squeeze the front handle switch and then the rear handle switch. Switching off To turn the Hedge Trimmer OFF, simply release either switch. 7 OPERATION (cont.) Blade brake The Hedge Trimmer is fitted with a motor brake which will almost instantaneously stop the cutting blade as soon as either switch is released. When the unit is switched off and the motor brake operates there may be some sparking (or flashing) occurring in the area of the upper motor ventilation slots. This is normal and does not indicate any problem. Working position Maintain proper footing and balance and do not overreach. Wear safety goggles, non-slip footwear and rubber gloves when trimming. Hold the tool firmly in both hands and turn the tool ON. Always hold the trimmer with one hand on the body handle and one hand on the front handle. Never hold the tool by the blade guard. Trimming new growth Use a wide sweeping motion, feeding the blade teeth through the twigs is most effective. A slight downward tilt of the blade, in the direction of motion gives the best cut. Do not use the Trimmer for cutting stems greater than 16mm. Use the Trimmer only for cutting normal shrubbery found around houses and buildings. Level hedges To obtain exceptionally level hedges a piece of string can be stretched along the length of the hedge as a guide. Side-trimming hedges Hold the Trimmer and begin at the bottom, sweep up (in this way the debris will fall away and not build up around the blades). Shaping The hedge should be trimmed to achieve a trapezoidal form, that is, it should widen toward the bottom at both sides. This improves the penetration of light to the lower extremities. A general guideline is approximately a 10cm slant for each 1 metre of hedge height. Cutting sequence First cut both sides, starting at the bottom and work to the top: this prevents cuttings from falling into the area where you are still working. Trimming the top Where the branches have grown extremely long, cut back the hedge in several stages. The shorter the cuttings the better suited for composting. General information When older hedges are to be cut back a substantial amount, use pruning shears or some other device to trim thicker branches (that is greater than 16mm diameter) to the desired length before starting work with the Hedge Trimmer. To shape precisely, run a taught line between the extreme edges of the hedge and then trim along the length of the line. 8 Ensure the blades do not come into contact with any object made of hard material that could damage the blades, such as fencing wire or metallic plant supports. MAINTENANCE Turn off the tool and disconnect from the power supply • When not in use, the Hedge Trimmer should be stored in a dry, frost free location not within the reach of children. • Keep ventilation slots of the Trimmer clean at all times and prevent any foreign matter from entering. • If the enclosure of the Trimmer requires cleaning do not use solvents but a moist cloth only. • The blade rail should be cleaned and treated with light machine oil or spray lubricant (such as WD40, CRC 5.56 or RP7) after each use. When a job lasts for a longer period of time it is recommended that the blade rail also be treated with spray lubricant at regular intervals during operation. Note: Ozito Industries will not be responsible for any damage or injuries caused by repair of the Trimmer by an unauthorised person or mishandling or mistreatment of the tool. This tool is designed for DIY use - use in commercial or industrial environments will void the warranty. The blades are not covered by warranty - any damage to or sharpening of the blades is the responsibility of the user. Use of the Hedge Trimmer with blunt blades will place excessive load on the motor and gearbox. Ozito Industries cannot accept warranty liability for damage caused by lack of maintenance to the Hedge Trimmer. DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS no /min Double insulated V Voltage Regulator compliance mark Hz Herts No load speed W Wattage Revolutions or reciprocation per minute ~ Alternating current Warning Do not expose to rain Remove plug from the mains immediately if the cable is damaged or cut 9 CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Power tools that are no longer usable should not be disposed of with household waste but in an environmentally friendly way. Please recycle where facilities exist. Check with your local council authority for recycling advice. Recycling packaging reduces the need for landfill and raw materials. Reuse of recycled material decreases pollution in the environment. Please recycle packaging where facilities exist. Check with your local council authority for recycling advice. CONTENTS 1 x Hedge Trimmer OZHT460A 1 x Safety guard 2 x Safety guard screws 1 x Cover (blades) 1 x Operation manual OZITO INDUSTRIES PTY LTD AUSTRALIA (Head Office) 1-23 Letcon Drive, Bangholme, Victoria, Australia 3175 Telephone:1800 069 486 Website: www.ozito.com.au Email: email@example.com 10 WARRANTY THIS WARRANTY FORM AND CONFIRMED BUNNINGS REGISTER RECEIPT SHOULD BE RETAINED BY THE CUSTOMER AT ALL TIMES The warranty is only made available by returning the product to your nearest Bunnings Warehouse with a confirmed Bunnings register receipt. YOUR WARRANTY FORM SHOULD BE RETAINED BY YOU AT ALL TIMES. SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PRIOR TO RETURNING YOUR PRODUCT FOR WARRANTY OR REPAIR PLEASE TELEPHONE OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE HELPLINE: Australia 1800 069 486 New Zealand 0508 069 486 TO ENSURE A SPEEDY RESPONSE PLEASE HAVE THE MODEL NUMBER AND DATE OF PURCHASE AVAILABLE. AN OZITO CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE WILL TAKE YOUR CALL AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE RELATING TO THE WARRANTY POLICY OR PROCEDURE. PURCHASED FROM: ________________________________________________ DATE PURCHASED: ________________________________________________ 2 YEAR REPLACEMENT WARRANTY Your Ozito tool is guaranteed for a period of 24 months from the ORIGINAL date of purchase under the following conditions: Professional, industrial or high frequency use will VOID this warranty. WARNING The following actions will result in the warranty being void. • If the tool has been operated on a supply voltage other than that specified on the unit. • If the tool shows signs of damage or defects caused by or resulting from abuse accidents or alterations. • If the tool has been disassembled or tampered with in any way. Note: Warranty excludes consumable parts such as carbon brushes, batteries, sanding pads, blades, discs, drill bits, collets and router bits.