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Operator’s Manual
Convertible Cordless
18V Power Handle
Model No. 71.74291
BEFORE returning this
product, first call:
(800) 539-6455
IMPORTANT
OPERATING HINT:
When starting unit, first push the thumb switch forward and then squeeze
the control trigger. It is NOT necessary to keep the thumb switch pushed
forward during use.
CAUTION:
• Safety
Before using this product, read this manual and follow all
its Safety Rules and Operating Instructions.
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Español
• Français
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A.
www.craftsman.com
rev. 040908
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Warranty...................................................................................................... 2
Safety Instructions...................................................................................... 2
Operation.................................................................................................... 4
Maintenance................................................................................................ 8
Storage........................................................................................................ 8
Accessories................................................................................................. 8
Service........................................................................................................ 9
Español..................................................................................................... 10
Français..................................................................................................... 19
WARRANTY
Craftsman One Year Full Warranty
If this Craftsman product fails due to manufacturer’s defects within one
year from the date of purchase, return it to any Sears store or other
Craftsman outlet in the United States for free replacement.
This warranty applies for only 90 days if this product is ever used for
commercial or rental purposes.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
Please wash hands after handling the
cord.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CRAFTSMAN CONVERTIBLE
CORDLESS 18V TOOL SYSTEM
WARNING: Some dust created by
using power tools contains chemicals
known to the state of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
This product is for use only with the
Craftsman Convertible Cordless 18V
Tool System. Do not use the tool
attachments with any other system
or power source, and do not use any
tool attachment on the power handle
that is not intended for use with this
system.
WARNING TO CALIFORNIA
RESIDENTS: Handling the cord on
this units (or cords with accessories
sold for this product) will expose you
to lead, a chemical known to the State
of California to cause cancer, and birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
WARNING: When using this tool,
basic safety precautions should
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always be followed to reduce the risk
of fire, electric shock, and personal
injury, including the following:
wear proper eye protection, and use a
face or dust mask if operation is dusty.
MAINTAIN UNIT WITH CARE - Keep
the unit clean for best performance
and to reduce the risk of injury. Follow
instructions for service. Keep handles
dry, clean, and free from oil and
grease.
To reduce risk of injury:
Before any use, be sure everyone
using this electric product reads and
understands all safety and operation
instructions contained in this manual.
UNINTENTIONAL STARTING Don’t carry any tool while holding the
switch area. The unit is shipped partly
charged, and may start inadvertently if
not handled properly.
Save these instructions and review
frequently prior to use. Store in wall
charger slot.
AVOID DANGEROUS
ENVIRONMENTS and weather
conditions when using this tool.
CHECK DAMAGED PARTS - If any
component of the system experiences
a hard impact, check that no parts
were damaged and verify that the
unit operates properly. Check for
misalignment or bending of moving
parts, breakage of parts, and any
other condition that may affect
operation. A part that is damaged
should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service
center.
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY - All
visitors should be kept at a safe
distance from work area.
STORE IDLE UNIT INDOORS - When
not in use, the unit should be stored
indoors in a dry location – out of reach
of children.
DON’T FORCE THE TOOL - It will do
the job better and with less likelihood
of a risk of injury at the rate for which it
was designed.
STAY ALERT - Watch what you are
doing. Use common sense. Do not
operate the tool when you are tired.
USE RIGHT TOOL - Do not use the
tool for any job except that for which it
is intended.
DON’T GRASP THE EXPOSED
CUTTING BLADES of the hedge
trimmer or pole saw when picking up
or holding the unit. Do not attempt to
remove cut material nor hold material
to be cut when blades are moving.
Make sure the unit’s switch is off and
the battery pack is removed before
clearing jammed material from blades.
WARNING: KEEP HANDS AND ALL
BODY PARTS AWAY from the blades.
The blade edges are sharp and can
cause injury even when the tool is
OFF.
DRESS PROPERLY - Do not wear
loose clothing or jewelry. They can
be caught in moving parts. Use of
gloves and substantial footwear is
recommended when working outdoors. Wear protective hair covering to
contain long hair.
DON’T GRASP MOVING LINE of the
line trimmer. Do not attempt to remove
cut material or hold material to be cut
when the line is moving. Make sure
the unit’s switch is off and the battery
pack is removed before clearing or
changing line.
DON’T OVERREACH - Maintain
proper footing and balance at all
times. Use both hands to operate unit
safely.
ATTACH LINE GUARD ON LINE
TRIMMER ATTACHMENT - Before
use, attach the line guard correctly.
USE SAFETY GLASSES - Always
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See instructions on how to attach line
guard in the Operation section of the
line trimmer manual. Failure to attach
the line guard may pose a risk of
injury, may cause motor damage and
will void the warranty.
half and sliding into the slot in the back
of the wall charging rack.
USE A HARDHAT - Always wear a
hardhat when cutting branches overhead with the pole saw to reduce the
risk of injury from falling branches.
CHARGE BATTERY PRIOR TO
USE - The battery does not come
fully charged when purchased. Before
using the unit, the battery must be
charged. Before charging the battery,
read safety and charging instructions.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATION
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY
WARNING printed in the various tool
attachment manuals.
PROPER RUN TIME AND
PERFORMANCE can only be
obtained with a fully charged battery.
To reduce risk when handling the
battery:
CHARGE TIME - Charging for
approximately 1 hour is sufficient to
replenish the battery to a full charge.
Initial use, long periods of inactivity, or
storage at extreme temperatures may
require extended charge time.
DO NOT dispose of the battery in a
fire. The cells may explode. Check
with local code for possible special
disposal instructions.
DO NOT open or mutilate the battery.
Released electrolyte is corrosive and
may cause damage to the eyes or
skin. It may be toxic if swallowed.
WALL CHARGE BRACKET - Before
charging the unit, make sure the
charge bracket is securely attached to
the wall; attach with screws to a wall
stud. The use of wall board anchors is
NOT recommended.
EXERCISE CARE in handling
batteries in order not to short the
battery with conducting materials
such as rings, bracelets and keys. The
battery or conductor may overheat
and cause burns.
To Charge Battery:
1. Plug the charger into a 120 Volt AC
outlet.
To reduce risk when using charger:
2. Place the Power Handle with
battery attached into the wall charge
bracket. It is not necessary to remove
the tool attachment when charging the
battery. (see figure 1)
DO NOT use charger outdoors or in
wet conditions; use inside only.
DO NOT charge the unit when the
temperature is below +40 F or above
+120 F. It may lessen the service life
of the battery.
This unit and its charger are designed
to work together. DO NOT charge the
battery with any other charger and DO
NOT use this charger with any other
yard tool or battery.
The charger is designed to operate on
120 volts. DO NOT attempt to use it at
any other voltage.
Store these instructions by folding in
Figure 1
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3. Charge for at least 1 hour.
the charge to each battery and shuts
of the charge when complete. The
batteries can be left in the charger
indefinitely and will not over-charge.
4. The LED will glow red when the
battery is charging and green when
it is ready to use. If the LED does not
illuminate when the handle is placed in
the charge rack, check to make sure
that there is proper contact between
the handle and the charger base.
Longest life and best performance will
be obtained when charging at normal
room temperature.
Battery life is dependent on usage,
storage temperature and time.
5. A second charging bay is provided
on the charge rack to charge a second
battery (not included). To charge a
battery in this bay, insert the battery
until it locks in place and the LED
illuminates. (see figure 2) The LED
will glow red when the battery is
charging and green when it is ready
to use. When charging two batteries
(one in the handle and one directly in
the charger), the charger will charge
whichever battery was inserted
first. Then when that battery is fully
charged, it will automatically switch
and charge the other battery. Each
battery will take approximately 1 hour
to charge (a total of 2 hours for two
batteries).
CONNECTING TOOL ATTACHMENT
TO THE POWER HANDLE
Be sure to follow the following
safety precautions when attaching
and detaching tools from the power
handle.
Remove the battery from the handle
before attaching or detaching tools.
Never touch the control switches on
the power handle when attaching and
detaching tools
To attach a tool:
1. Twist the lock ring on the power
handle to the unlocked position. (see
figure 3)
Figure 2
Figure 3
Charging Notes:
2. Insert the male end of the power
handle interface into the female socket
in the end of the tool attachment
making sure that it is firmly seated.
(see figure 4) The interface is keyed
so that it will only go together one
way. The handle and tool should go
together easily. If you experience
resistance in putting them together,
CAUTION: The charger can only
be used with 60 cycle, 115-120 VAC
electricity.
The charger unit plugged into the AC
outlet will normally become warm to
the touch during charging.
The charger automatically controls
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check that the keys on the handle are
properly aligned with the slots in the
tool.
Figure 6
2. Pull the power handle and tool
attachment apart. The power handle
and tool attachment should separate
easily. If they do not, check to be
sure that the lock ring is in the fully
unlocked position.
Figure 4
3. Grasp the tool attachment firmly
with one hand (note, do not grasp on
a rotating part such as the auxiliary
handle), and twist the lock ring on the
power handle to the locked position
with the other hand. (see figure 5)
Attaching the Battery
1. Align the rib on the battery pack
with the corresponding slot in the end
of the power handle. (see figure 7)
Figure 5
To detach a tool:
Figure 7
1. Grasp the tool attachment firmly
with one hand (note, do not grasp on
a rotating part such as the auxiliary
handle), and twist the lock ring on the
power handle to the unlocked position
with the other hand. (see figure 6)
2. Insert the battery fully into the
handle making sure that the springloaded buttons on each side of the
battery pack snaps into place in the
handle.
Removing the Battery
1. Depress the spring-loaded
buttons on both sides of the battery
simultaneously. (see figure 8)
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Figure 8
Figure 10
2. Pull the battery pack straight out
from the handle.
To turn the tool off:
1. Release the control trigger and the
tool will turn off. The thumb switch will
return to the rear position to prevent
accidental re-starting of the tool.
To turn the tool on:
1. Grip the control grip firmly with one
hand and grip the auxiliary handle on
the tool attachment (if provided) with
the other hand.
The power handle can be operated in
two positions, normal and inverted,
depending on the work you are trying
to do. Depending on work position,
both thumb switch or control trigger
will release safety or activate tool, so it
is not necessary to contort your hand
when using the power handle in the
inverted position. (see figure 11)
2. Push the trigger that your thumb
rests on straight forward, this is the
safety release. (see figure 9)
Figure 9
3. While holding the switch under
your thumb in the forward position,
use your fingers to pull upward on the
control trigger. (see figure 10) This
will energize the tool and allow you to
do your work. It is NOT necessary to
keep pressure on the thumb switch
after the tool has started.
Figure 11
OVERLOAD PROTECTION
Some tool attachments incorporate
overload protection devices such as
fuses and circuit breakers. These
devices will cause the tool to stop
operating if an overload condition
exists. See the individual tool
Please note that the tool will not start
if the lock ring is not in the fully locked
position.
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attachment manuals for instructions
regarding these overload protection
devices.
pipes, furnaces, etc. Do not store
where temperatures go below +40 F
or above +120 F.
See the manuals for the individual tool
attachments for specific instructions,
precautions and tips for using those
specific tools.
PREVENTING CORROSION Fertilizers and other garden chemicals
contain compounds that greatly
accelerate the corrosion of metals. Do
not store the appliance on or adjacent
to fertilizers or chemicals.
MAINTENANCE
See the manuals for the individual tool
attachments for maintenance of those
tools.
ACCESSORIES
REPLACEMENT PARTS - For
optimum cutting results and the
assurance of top performance, it
is recommended that only Sears
Craftsman replacement blades and
cutting line be used.
WARNING: Always remove the
battery when performing any
maintenance on the power handle or
a tool attachment that is connected to
the power handle.
WARNING: Use only Craftsman
accessories and replacement parts
available from Sears. Use of nonCraftsman accessories could be
hazardous. Call 1-800-366-PART.
WARNING: Always keep hands away
from the triggers when performing
maintenance on the power handle.
LUBRICATION - No periodic
lubrication of the power handle parts
is required.
BATTERY RECYCLING - To
preserve natural resources, please
recycle or dispose of this product’s
NICKEL-CADMIUM (NiCd) BATTERY
properly. Local, state and federal laws
prohibit disposal of NiCd batteries
in ordinary trash. The manufacturer
is a participant in the Rechargeable
Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC)
recycling program. We have paid
a fee to allow for these batteries to
be properly disposed of via a RBRC
collection site (various retailers are
also RBRC participants). Please call
the RBRC toll free number at (800)
822-8837 or visit the RBRC web site
at www.rbrc.com to find a battery
collection center near you.
CLEANING OF PLASTIC PARTS
- Use only a dry brush or a cloth
with warm water and mild soap to
clean plastic parts. Many household
cleaners contain chemicals which
could damage the plastic. Never use
gasoline, turpentine, paint thinner or
similar fluids. Never spray-wash tool
or immerse in water. Water or liquid
inside the tool can cause serious
damage to the unit.
DROPPING THE UNIT - If you drop
the unit, carefully inspect it for any
damage before using it again. Have
the unit professionally repaired if
damage has occurred.
STORAGE
TEMPERATURE – Temperature
extremes limit the useful life of the
battery. The best storage place is one
that is cool and dry. Store the tool
away from direct sunlight, heating
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SERVICE
If you see any condition that may
affect safe operation, or if you have
any questions, contact our customer
service number at: 1-800-539-6455
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Operator’s Manual
Convertible Cordless
18V Hedge Trimmer Attachment
Model No. 71.74290
BEFORE returning this product,
first call:
(800) 539-6455
IMPORTANT OPERATING HINT:
When starting unit, first push the thumb
switch forward and then squeeze the control
trigger. It is NOT necessary to keep the
thumb switch pushed forward during use.
CAUTION:
• Safety
Before using this product, read this manual and follow all
its Safety Rules and Operating Instructions.
• Assembly
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Español
• Français
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179, U.S.A.
www.craftsman.com
rev. 040908
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Warranty...................................................................................................... 2
Safety Instructions...................................................................................... 2
Operation.................................................................................................... 4
Maintenance................................................................................................ 8
Storage........................................................................................................ 8
Accessories................................................................................................. 8
Service........................................................................................................ 9
Español..................................................................................................... 10
Français..................................................................................................... 19
WARRANTY
Craftsman One Year Full Warranty
If this Craftsman product fails due to manufacturer’s defects within one
year from the date of purchase, return it to any Sears store or other
Craftsman outlet in the United States for free replacement.
This warranty applies for only 90 days if this product is ever used for
commercial or rental purposes.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
defects or other reproductive harm.
Please wash hands after handling the
cord.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: Some dust created by
using power tools contains chemicals
known to the state of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
CRAFTSMAN CONVERTIBLE
CORDLESS 18V TOOL SYSTEM
This product is for use only with the
Craftsman Convertible Cordless 18V
Tool System. Do not use the tool
attachments with any other system
or power source, and do not use any
tool attachment on the power handle
that is not intended for use with this
system.
WARNING TO CALIFORNIA
RESIDENTS: Handling the cord on
this units (or cords with accessories
sold for this product) will expose you
to lead, a chemical known to the State
of California to cause cancer, and birth
WARNING: When using this tool,
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basic safety precautions should always
be followed to reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, and personal injury,
including the following:
proper footing and balance at all times.
Use both hands to operate unit safely.
To reduce risk of injury:
MAINTAIN UNIT WITH CARE - Keep
the unit clean for best performance
and to reduce the risk of injury. Follow
instructions for service. Keep handles
dry, clean, and free from oil and
grease.
USE SAFETY GLASSES - Always
wear proper eye protection, and use a
face or dust mask if operation is dusty.
Before any use, be sure everyone
using this electric product reads and
understands all safety and operation
instructions contained in this manual.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS and
review frequently prior to use. Store in
wall charger slot.
UNINTENTIONAL STARTING Don’t carry any tool while holding the
switch area. The unit is shipped partly
charged, and may start inadvertently if
not handled properly.
AVOID DANGEROUS
ENVIRONMENTS and weather
conditions when using this tool.
CHECK DAMAGED PARTS - If any
component of the system experiences
a hard impact, check that no parts
were damaged and verify that the
unit operates properly. Check for
misalignment or bending of moving
parts, breakage of parts, and any other
condition that may affect operation.
A part that is damaged should be
properly repaired or re-placed by an
authorized service center.
DON’T USE HEDGE TRIMMERS in
damp or wet locations and don’t use
in rain.
KEEP CHILDREN AWAY - All visitors
should be kept at a safe distance
from work area.
STORE IDLE UNIT INDOORS - When
not in use, the unit should be stored
indoors in a dry location – out of reach
of children.
STAY ALERT - Watch what you are
doing. Use common sense. Do not
operate the tool when you are tired.
DON’T FORCE THE TOOL - It will do
the job better and with less likelihood
of a risk of injury at the rate for which it
was designed.
DON’T GRASP THE EXPOSED
CUTTING BLADES of the hedge
trimmer when picking up or holding
the unit. Do not attempt to remove cut
material nor hold material to be cut
when blades are moving. Make sure
the unit’s switch is off and the battery
pack is removed before clearing
jammed material from blades.
USE RIGHT TOOL - Do not use the
tool for any job except that for which it
is intended.
WARNING: KEEP HANDS AND ALL
BODY PARTS AWAY from the blades.
The blade edges are sharp and can
cause injury even when the tool is
OFF.
USE A HARDHAT - Always wear a
hardhat when cutting branches overhead to reduce the risk of injury from
falling branches.
DRESS PROPERLY - Do not wear
loose clothing or jewelry. They can
be caught in moving parts. Use of
gloves and substantial footwear is
recommended when working outdoors. Wear protective hair covering to
contain long hair.
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY
WARNINGS printed in the tool
attachment manuals.
CAUTION - Blades coast after turn-off.
DON’T OVERREACH - Maintain
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATION
CONNECTING TOOL ATTACHMENT
TO THE POWER HANDLE
Be sure to follow the following safety
precautions when attaching and
detaching tools from the power handle.
Remove the battery from the handle
before attaching or detaching tools.
Never touch the control switches on
the power handle when attaching and
detaching tools.
Figure 2
3. Grasp the tool attachment firmly
with one hand (note, do not grasp on
a rotating part such as the auxiliary
handle), and twist the lock ring on the
power handle to the locked position
with the other hand. (see figure 3)
Please refer to the instruction manual
for the Power Handle for proper
operation of the Power Handle, battery
and charger.
To attach a tool:
1. Twist the lock ring on the power
handle to the unlocked position. (see
figure 1)
Figure 3
To detach a tool:
1. Grasp the tool attachment firmly
with one hand (note, do not grasp on
a rotating part such as the auxiliary
handle), and twist the lock ring on the
power handle to the unlocked position
with the other hand. (see figure 4)
Figure 1
2. Insert the male end of the power
handle interface into the female socket
in the end of the tool attachment
making sure that it is firmly seated.
(see figure 2) The interface is keyed
so that it will only go together one
way. The handle and tool should go
together easily. If you experience
resistance in putting them together,
check that the keys on the handle are
properly aligned with the slots in the
tool.
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Figure 4
Figure 6
2. Pull the power handle and tool
attachment apart. The power handle
and tool attachment should separate
easily. If they do not, check to be
sure that the lock ring is in the fully
unlocked position.
2. Pull the battery pack straight out
from the handle.
To turn the tool on:
1. Grip the control grip firmly with one
hand and grip the auxiliary handle on
the tool attachment (if provided) with
the other hand.
Attaching the Battery
1. Align the rib on the battery pack with
the corresponding slot in the end of the
power handle. (see figure 5)
2. Push the trigger that your thumb
rests on straight forward, this is the
safety release. (see figure 7)
Figure 5
Figure 7
2. Insert the battery fully into the
handle making sure that the springloaded buttons on each side of the
battery pack snap into place in the
handle.
3. While holding the switch under your
thumb in the forward position, use your
fingers to pull upward on the control
trigger. (see figure 8) This will energize
the tool and allow you to do your work.
It is NOT necessary to keep pressure
on the thumb switch after the tool has
started.
Removing the Battery
1. Depress the spring-loaded
buttons on both sides of the battery
simultaneously. (see figure 6)
Please note that the tool will not start
if the lock ring is not in the fully locked
position.
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circuit breaker
Figure 9
Figure 8
Rotating Handle
To turn the tool off:
The Craftsman hedge trimmer
attachment has a unique rotating front
handle which allows the hedge trimmer
to rotate making it easier to trim the
sides of hedges and allowing a greater
reach when trimming the tops of tall
hedges. The handle locks in any of
three positions; upright, 90 degrees
left, and 90 degrees right. To unlock
the rotating handle, push in on the
wide button located on the underside
of the front handle grip (see figure 10).
As long as you hold in on the button,
the handle will rotate freely. When you
release the button, the handle will lock
in one of the three lock positions.
1. Release the control trigger and the
tool will turn off. The thumb switch
will return to the rearward position to
prevent accidental re-starting of the
tool.
CAUTION - Blades coast after turn-off.
OVERLOAD PROTECTION
The hedge trimmer attachment
incorporates a circuit breaker which
will protect the hedge trimmer in the
event of a prolonged stall. This device
will cause the tool to stop operating
if an overload condition exists. If the
hedge trimmer becomes jammed on
a branch, release the control trigger
immediately. If, after clearing the jam,
the hedge trimmer does not restart,
check to see if the circuit breaker has
popped (see figure 9). The circuit
breaker can be reset by simply waiting
30 seconds and then pushing it back
in until it clicks. You may then resume
normal trimming.
Figure 10
Trimming the Front of Hedges
To trim the front of hedges, push the
handle release button and allow the
trimmer to rotate through the handle
as you sweep the blade across the
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face of the bushes. (see figure 11)
This technique will allow you to keep
from twisting and contorting your
body and makes trimming much more
comfortable.
Keep hand away from blades. Wear
eye protection when using the unit.
Hold the trimmer firmly with both hands
and turn ON. (see figure 13)
Figure 13
Figure 11
The trimmer works best with dry
hedges and bushes, but it can be used
safely with wet growth due to the low
voltage design.
Extending Your Reach with the
Rotating Handle
A wide sweeping cutting motion away
from the body is recommended,
and will get the greatest amount of
trimming per charge.
You can extend your reach when
trimming the tops of bushes by rotating
the handle to one of the 90 degree
lock positions. Now instead of having
to reach one hand all the way over
the top of the hedge trimmer, you are
simply holding it at a side position.
(see figure 12)
This unit should NOT be used for large
trees and hedges with limbs in excess
of 1/2 of an inch.
Watch out for foreign objects. Avoid
trimming near wiring or other objects
that could jam the blades or cause a
hazardous situation.
CAUTION: If the blades become
jammed or stalled on a branch, stick,
or foreign object, release the trigger
immediately. Failure to stop the unit
when the blades are jammed will
cause excessive battery drainage,
shorten the motor life, and trip the
circuit breaker
Figure 12
Of course, the hedge trimmer can be
used as a conventional hedge trimmer
just by leaving its handle locked in the
upright position.
Clearing Jams
After the blades have completely
stopped moving, carefully remove the
obstruction
CAUTION: To prevent injury, keep
hands away from trigger during
TRIMMING TECHNIQUES
Maintain proper balance at all times.
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CLEANING OF PLASTIC PARTS
- Use only a dry brush or a cloth
with warm water and mild soap to
clean plastic parts. Many household
cleaners contain chemicals which
could damage the plastic. Never use
gasoline, turpentine, paint thinner or
similar fluids. Never spray-wash tool
or immerse in water. Water or liquid
inside the tool can cause serious
damage to the unit.
clearing of jams. To prevent injury, do
not use the hedge trimmer with any
damaged parts. If the unit continues
to jam, call the service number listed
below.
WALL BRACKET
Mount the wall bracket securely to
the wall; attach with screws to a wall
stud. The use of wall board anchors
is NOT recommended. Place the tool
attachment in the wall bracket as
shown for convenient storage. (see
figure 14)
DROPPING THE UNIT - If you drop
the unit, carefully inspect it for any
damage before using it again. Have
the unit professionally repaired if
damage has occurred.
STORAGE
TEMPERATURE – Temperature
extremes limit the useful life of the
battery. The best storage place is one
that is cool and dry. Store the tool
away from direct sunlight, heating
pipes, furnaces, etc. Do not store
where temperatures go below +40 F or
above +120 F.
Figure 14
MAINTENANCE
PREVENTING CORROSION Fertilizers and other garden chemicals
contain compounds that greatly
accelerate the corrosion of metals. Do
not store the appliance on or adjacent
to fertilizers or chemicals.
WARNING: Always remove the battery
when performing any maintenance on
the power handle or a tool attachment
that is connected to the power handle.
WARNING: Always keep hands away
from the triggers when performing
maintenance on the power handle.
ACCESSORIES
LUBRICATION - No periodic
lubrication of the power handle,
accessory handle or gearbox is
required. After each use, remove
debris from the blades using a brush
and wipe the blades dry with a cloth.
Apply a small amount of machine oil
or clean motor oil to all blade surfaces
using a cloth to help prevent corrosion
of the blades and prepare them for the
next use.
REPLACEMENT PARTS - For
optimum cutting results and the
assurance of top performance, it
is recommended that only Sears
Craftsman replacement blades and
cutting line be used.
WARNING: Use only Craftsman
accessories and replacement parts
available from Sears. Use of nonCraftsman accessories could be
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hazardous. Call 1-800-366-PART.
BATTERY RECYCLING - To preserve
natural resources, please recycle or
dispose of this product’s NICKELCADMIUM (NiCd) BATTERY
properly. Local, state and federal laws
prohibit disposal of NiCd batteries
in ordinary trash. The manufacturer
is a participant in the Rechargeable
Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC)
recycling program. We have paid
a fee to allow for these batteries to
be properly disposed of via a RBRC
collection site (various retailers are
also RBRC participants). Please call
the RBRC toll free number at (800)
822-8837 or visit the RBRC web site
at www.rbrc.com to find a battery
collection center near you.
SERVICE
If you see any condition that may
affect safe operation, or if you have
any questions, contact our customer
service number at:
1-800-539-6455
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