Black & Decker | GTC800L | Instruction manual | Black & Decker GTC800L Instruction manual

GTC800L
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Intended use
f. If operating a power tool in a damp location is
unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD)
protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of
electric shock.
Your Black & Decker charger has been designed for charging
Black & Decker batteries of the type supplied with this tool.
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 personal protective equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask, nonskid 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
energising 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
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 dust collection can
reduce dust-related hazards.
Your Black & Decker hedgetrimmer has been designed for
trimming hedges, shrubs and brambles. This tool is intended
for consumer and outdoor use only.
Safety instructions
General power tool safety warnings
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Warning! Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions listed below 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.
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.
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 cannot be controlled with
the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
c. Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or 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.
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.
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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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
6. 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.
Additional power tool safety warnings
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Warning! Additional safety warnings for hedge
trimmers
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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 tool can result in serious personal
injury.
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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.
u Keep cable away from cutting area. During operation
the cable can be hidden in shrubs and can be accidentally
cut the handle.
u This tool 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 tool by a person responsible for
their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the tool.
u The intended use is described in this instruction manual.
The use of any accessory or attachment or performance
of any operation with this tool other than those
recommended in this instruction manual can present a risk
of personal injury and/or damage to property.
u Do not carry the tool with your hands on the front handle,
switch or the trigger switch unless the battery has been
removed.
u If you have not used a hedge trimmer before, preferably
seek practical instruction by an experienced user in
addition to studying this manual.
u Never touch the blades while the tool is running.
u Never attempt to force the blades to come to a standstill.
u Do not put the tool down until the blades have come to a
complete standstill.
u Regularly check the blades for damage and wear. Do not
use the tool when the blades are damaged.
u Take care to avoid hard objects (e.g. metal wire, railings)
when trimming. Should you accidentally hit any such
object, immediately switch the tool off and check for any
damage.
u Should the tool start to vibrate abnormally, immediately
switch it off and check for any damage.
u If the tool stalls, immediately switch it off. Remove the
battery before attempting to remove any obstructions.
u After use, place the blade sheath supplied over the
blades. Store the tool, making sure that the blade is not
exposed.
u Always ensure that all guards are fitted when using the
tool. Never attempt to use an incomplete tool or a tool with
unauthorised modifications.
u Never allow children to use the tool.
u Be aware of falling debris when cutting the higher slides of
a hedge.
u Always hold the tool with both hands and by the handles
provided.
u Check the hedge for foreign objects, e.g. wire fences.
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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 should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
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Warning symbols
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The following warning symbols are found on the tool:
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Do not use the tool in wet conditions or expose it to
rain.
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating this
tool.
Residual risks.
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.)
Vibration
The declared vibration emission values stated in the technical
data and the declaration of conformity have been measured in
accordance with a standard test method provided by
EN 60745 and may be used for comparing one tool with
another. The declared vibration emission value may also be
used in a preliminary assessment of exposure.
Warning! The vibration emission value during actual use of
the power tool can differ from the declared value depending
on the ways in which the tool is used. The vibration level may
increase above the level stated.
When assessing vibration exposure to determine safety
measures required by 2002/44/EC to protect persons regularly
using power tools in employment, an estimation of vibration
exposure should consider, the actual conditions of use and the
way the tool is used, including taking account of all parts of the
operating cycle such as the times when the tool is switched off
and when it is running idle in addition to the trigger time.
Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user must
read the instruction manual.
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Do not incinerate the battery.
Beware of falling objects. Keep bystanders away.
Electrocution hazard. Keep at least 10 m away from
overhead lines.
Additional safety instructions for batteries and
chargers
Batteries
u Never attempt to open for any reason.
u Do not expose the battery to water.
u Do not expose the battery to heat.
u Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
u Charge only at ambient temperatures between 10 °C and
40 °C.
u Charge only using the charger provided with the tool.
u When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section "Protecting the environment".
u Do not damage or deform the battery either by puncture or
impact, as this can create a risk of injury and fire.
u Do not charge damaged batteries.
Chargers
Warning! Your charger has been designed for a specific
voltage. Always check that the mains voltage corresponds to
the voltage on the rating plate.
u Use your Black & Decker charger only to charge the
battery in the tool with which it was supplied. Other
batteries could burst, causing personal injury and damage.
u Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
u If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid hazard.
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Do not expose the charger to water.
Do not open the charger.
u Do not probe the charger.
The following symbols are found on your charger:
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Fitting and removing the trimmer head (fig. C)
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Your charger is double insulated; therefore no earth
wire is required. Always check that the mains
voltage corresponds to the voltage on the rating
plate. Never attempt to replace the charger unit with
a regular mains plug.
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Read the instruction manual before use.
Charge only at ambient temperatures between
10 °C and 40 °C.
Electrical safety
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Your charger is double insulated; therefore no earth
wire is required. Always check that the mains
voltage corresponds to the voltage on the rating
plate. Never attempt to replace the charger unit with
a regular mains plug.
Overview
1. On/off switch
2. Lock-off button
3. Main handle
4. Trimmer head
5. Blade
6. Blade sheath
7. Battery
Fig. A
8. Charger
9. Charging indicator
Assembly
Warning! To prevent accidental operation, ensure that the
battery is removed and that the blade sheath is in place on the
blades before performing the following operations. Failure to
do this could result in serious personal injury.
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Fitting the trimmer head
u Align the groove on the outside of the coupling end of the
handle (3) with the tongue on the inside of the coupling
end of the trimmer head (4).
u Push the trimmer head (4) onto the handle (3).
u Slide the collar (11) down and rotate it clockwise until it is
fully tightened.
Warning! Periodically check the connections to ensure that
they are tightened securely. The collar is correctly secured if
there are no orange threads visible.
Removing the trimmer head
u Rest the handle (3) on the ground, loosen the collar (11)
and take off the trimmer head (4).
Adjusting the trimmer head angle (fig. D)
The trimmer head pivots 180° and can be locked into 5
positions within that range.
Warning! To avoid being pinched, wear gloves and hold the
unit as shown.
u Rest the handle (3) on the ground, slide the collar (12)
down and move the trimmer head (4) as required. Make
sure the trimmer head clicks into place.
Fitting and removing the battery (fig. B)
To fit the battery (7), line it up with the receptacle on the
tool. Slide the battery into the receptacle and push until
the battery snaps into place.
u To remove the battery, push the release button (10) while
at the same time pulling the battery out of the receptacle.
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Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Charging the battery (fig. A)
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient temperatures
below 10 °C or above 40 °C. Recommended charging
temperature: approx. 24 °C.
Note: The charger will not charge a battery if the cell
temperature is below approximately 0 °C or above 60 °C.
The battery should be left in the charger and the charger will
begin to charge automatically when the cell temperature
warms up or cools down.
u Plug in the charger (8) and switch on at the mains.
u Insert the battery (7) into the charger. Make sure that the
battery is fully seated in the charger (8).
The charging indicator (9) will flash continuously (slowly).
The charge is complete when the charging indicator (9) lights
continuously. The charger and the battery can be left
connected indefinitely with the LED illuminated. The LED will
change to flashing (charging) state as the charger
occasionally tops off the battery charge. The charging
indicator (9) will be lit as long as the battery is connected to
the plugged-in charger.
u Charge discharged batteries within 1 week. Battery life will
be greatly diminished if stored in a discharged state.
Charging indicators
If the charger detects a problem with the battery, the charging
indicator (9) will flash at a fast rate. Proceed as follows:
u Re-insert the battery (7).
u If the charging indicators continues flashing at a fast rate,
use a different battery to determine if the charging process
works properly.
u If the replaced battery charges correctly, the original
battery is defective and should be returned to a service
centre for recycling.
u If the new battery gives the same indication as the original
battery, take the charger to be tested at an authorised
services centre.
Note: It may take as long as 15 minutes to determine that the
battery is defective. If the battery is too hot of too cold, the
LED will alternately blink fast and slow, one flash at each
speed and repeat.
Switching on and off (fig. E)
For your safety, this tool is equipped with a double switching
system. This system prevents starting the tool inadvertently.
Switching on
u Push the lock-off button (2) backward using your thumb
and at the same time squeeze the on/off switch (1).
u Release the lock-off button (2).
Switching off
u Release the on/off switch (1).
Warning! Never attempt to lock a switch in the on position.
Hints for optimum use
Start by trimming the top of the hedge. Slightly tilt the tool
(up to 15° relative to the line of cut) so that the blade tips
point slightly towards the hedge (fig. F1). This will cause
the blades to cut more effectively. Hold the tool at the
desired angle and move it steadily along the line of cut.
The double-sided blade allows you to cut in either
direction.
u In order to obtain a very straight cut, stretch a piece of
string along the length of the hedge at the desired height.
Use the string as a guideline, cutting just above it.
u In order to obtain flat sides, cut upwards with the growth.
Younger stems move outwards when the blade cuts
downwards, causing shallow patches in the hedge (fig. F2).
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Take care to avoid any foreign objects. Especially avoid
hard objects such as metal wire and railings, as these
could damage the blades.
u Regularly oil the blades.
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Guidelines for trimming (UK & Ireland)
u Trim hedges and shrubs with seasonal leaves (new leaves
every year) in June and October.
u Trim evergreens in April and August.
u Trim conifers and other fast growing shrubs every six
weeks from May until October.
Guidelines for trimming (Australia & New Zealand)
u Trim hedges and shrubs with seasonal leaves (new leaves
every year) in December and March.
u Trim evergreens in September and February.
u Trim conifers and other fast growing shrubs every six
weeks from October until March.
Cleaning, maintenance and storage
Your Black & Decker tool has been designed to operate over a
long period of time with a minimum of maintenance.
Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper tool
care and regular cleaning.
Your charger does not require any maintenance apart from
regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on the tool,
remove the battery from the tool. Unplug the charger before
cleaning it.
After use and before storage
After use, carefully clean the blades. After cleaning, apply
a film of light machine oil to prevent the blades from
rusting.
u Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool 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.
u Make sure all switches are free of debris before and after
use.
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Storage
When the tool will not be used for several months, ideally
leave the battery connected to the charger.
Otherwise proceed as follows:
u Fully charge the battery.
u Remove the battery from the tool.
u Store the tool and battery in a secure and dry location.
The storage temperature must always remain in the range
of +5 °C to +40 °C. Place the battery on a level surface.
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Before using the tool after prolonged storage, fully charge
the battery again.
Troubleshooting
If the tool does not operate correctly, check the following.
Fault
Possible cause
Action
Tool will not start.
Battery not installed properly. Check the battery installation.
Battery discharged.
Lock-off button not actuated. Observe the starting procedure.
Pole connections not properly Check the connections.
tightened.
Fit a (fully) charged battery.
Battery will not charge. Battery not installed properly. Check the battery installation.
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.
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
Batteries
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Black & Decker batteries can be recharged many
times. At the end of their useful life, discard batteries
with due care for our environment:
Run the battery down completely, then remove it from the
tool.
u NiCd, NiMH and Li-Ion batteries are recyclable. Take them
to any authorised repair agent or a local recycling station.
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Technical data
Voltage
VDC
Blade strokes (no load)
min-1
Blade length
cm
Blade gap
mm
Blade brake time
s
Weight (without battery)
kg
GTC800L
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2,400
43
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3.2
Battery
Voltage
VDC
Capacity
Ah
Weight
kg
Battery type
A1518L
18
1.5
0.45
Li-Ion
Charger
Input voltage
VAC
Output voltage
VDC
Current
A
Approx. charging time
h
Weight
kg
9053954*
230
18
1.9
1
0.5
Level of sound pressure, measured according to 2000/14/EC:
LpA (sound pressure) 82 dB(A), Uncertainty (K) 3dB(A)
LWA (sound power) 93 dB(A), Uncertainty (K) 3dB(A)
LWA (guaranteed) 95 dB(A), Uncertainty (K) 3dB(A)
Hand/arm weighted vibration value according
to EN 50144: < 2.5 m/s2, Uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2,
EC declaration of conformity
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MACHINERY DIRECTIVE
OUTDOOR NOISE DIRECTIVE
GTC800L
Black & Decker declares that these products described under
"technical data" are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN 60745-1, EN 60745-2-15
2000/14/EC, Hedge trimmer 1400 min-1, Annex V
LWA (measured sound power) 93 dB(A),
Uncertainty (K) 3dB(A)
LWA (guaranteed sound power) 95 dB(A),
Uncertainty (K) 3dB(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.
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The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the technical
file and makes this declaration on behalf of Black & Decker.
Kevin Hewitt
Vice-President Global Engineering
Black & Decker Europe, 210 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3YD
United Kingdom
12/04/2012
Guarantee
Black & Decker is confident of the quality of its products and
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
Please visit our website www.blackanddecker.co.uk to
register your new Black & Decker product and to be kept up to
date on new products and special offers. Further information
on the Black & Decker brand and our range of products is
available at www.blackanddecker.co.uk
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Register your product online at www.blackanddecker.co.uk/productregistration or send your name, surname and product
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Australia
Black & Decker (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
20 Fletcher Road, Mooroolbark, Victoria, 3138
New Zealand
Black & Decker
5 Te Apunga Place
Mt Wellington
Auckland 1060
United Kingdom
Black & Decker
210 Bath Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 3YD
90587059 REV-0
Tel. 03-8720 5100
Fax 03-9727 5940
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04/2012
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