Craftsman 172.74544 Trimmer User Manual

Operator's Manual
®
12-in. 4.0 Amp
Weedwacker_
Electric
Trimmer
Model No. 172.74544
CAUTION:
Read, understand and follow all
Safety Rules and Operating Instructions in this
Manual before using this product.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A
Visit our Craftsman® website: www.craftsman.com
0M-74544
• WARRANTY
• SAFETY
• ASSEMBLY
• OPERATION
• MAINTENANCE
• PARTS LIST
Warranty ............................................................................................
Safety Symbols ...................................................................................
Safety Instructions ................................................................................
Unpacking ........................................................................................
Description .........................................................................................
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Assembly and Adjustments ..................................................................
Operation ..............................................................................................
Maintenance .........................................................................................
Accessories ................................................................................................
Parts List .............................................................................................
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The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers. The
safety symbols, and the explanations with them, deserve your careful attention and
understanding.
The symbol warnings DO NOT by themselves eliminate any danger.
The instructions and warnings they give are no substitutes for proper accident
prevention measures.
WARNING:
BE SURE to read and understand all safety instructions in this
manual, including all safety alert symbols such as "DANGER", "WARNING"
and "CAUTION", BEFORE using this tool. Failure to follow all instructions listed
below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
SYMBOL MEANING
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TWO YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN
ELECTRIC TRIMMER
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL: Indicates DANGER, WARNING, OR
CAUTION. May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs.
WEEDWACKER ®
Failure to obey this safety warning WILL result in death or
serious injury to yourself or to others. Always follow the
safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock
and personal injury.
If this Craftsman product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship
within two years from the date of purchase, RETURN ITTO ANY SEARS
STORE OR OTHER CRAFTSMAN OUTLET IN THE UNITED STATES FOR
FREE REPLACEMENT.
This warranty does not include expendable
batteries, bits, blades, or bonnets.
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parts such as cutting line, lamps,
If this Craftsman product is used for commercial or rental purposes, this
warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
z_ CAUTION
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights, which vary from state to state.
Failure to obey this safety warning CAN result in death or
injury to yourself or to others. Always follow the
safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock
and personal injury.
i serious
iI Failure
obey thisor safety
MAYdamage.
result in Always
personal
injury toto yourself
others warning
or property
follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock and personal injury.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL
contains
chemicals
known to the State of California
to cause cancer and birth
i defects
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Some dust created
by using lawn and garden power tools
or other reproductive
harm.
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DAMAGE PREVENTION AND iNFORMATiON MESSAGES
These inform user of important information and/or instructions that could lead to
equipment or other property damage if not followed. Each message is preceded by the word
"NOTE:" as in the example below:
i
NOTE: Equipment and/or property damage may result if these instructions
are not followed.
WEAR
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS!
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YOUR
z_WARNING:
The operation of any trimmer can result in
foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool
operation, ALWAYS wear safety goggles or safety glasses
with side shields and a full-face shield when needed. We
recommend a Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over
eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields,
available at Sears Stores or other Craftsman Outlets.
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PERSONAL SAFETY cont.
z_ WARNING:
if correctly used, this electdc trimmer is an easy to handle and
efficient tool; if used improperly or without the due precautions it could become a
dangerous tool. For pleasant and safe work, ALWAYS strictly comply with the safety
rules that are contained in this manual.
5. USE SAFETY EQUIPMENT. Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields or full face shield, proper work shoes with rubber non-slip soles, heavy-duty
non-slip rubber gloves and dust mask or respirator and hearing protection. Hard
hat should be used for appropriate conditions.
Z_ WARNING:
BE SURE to read and understand all instructions in this manual
before using this electric trimmer. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
6. DO NOT overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and
balance enables better control of the toot in unexpected situations.
TOOL USE AND CARE SAFETY
z_ WARNING:
To avoid mistakes that could cause serious injury, DO NOT plug
in this trimmer until the following instructions have been read and understood.
WORK
AREA
operating this tool. Failure to follow all instructions
Z_ WARNING:
SURE
to readpersonal
and understand
electric
shock, fire BE
and/or
serious
injury.
SAFETY
1. ALWAYS avoid dangerous
expose to rain.
conditions.
DO NOT use in wet or damp areas or
2. DO NOT operate in the presence of flammable liquids,
tools create sparks which may ignite dust or fumes.
listed below may result in
all instructions before
1. DO NOT use the tool if switch does not turn it "On" or "Off".
controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
gases, or dust. Electric
Any tool that cannot be
2. DISCONNECT the plug from the power source before making any adjustments,
changing cutting line, or storing the tool. Such preventive safety measures reduce the
risk of starting the tool accidentally.
3. ALWAYS keep bystanders and visitors at a safe distance while operating
a trimmer. NEVER allow children near the tool. Flying objects can injure anyone
in the area.
3. STORE idle tools out of the reach of children and other untrained persons. Children
MUST NOT operate the tool. Tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
4. MAINTAIN tools with care. ALWAYS keep cutting tools clean and in good working order.
4. CHILDPROOF your tools with padlocks and master switches. Lock tools away when
not in use. This trimmer is not a toy.
5. DO NOT use trimmer at night. ALWAYS make sure you have adequate lighting.
5. CHECK for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any other
condition that may affect the tool's operation. If damaged, have the tool serviced
before using. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools.
6. BEFORE using the trimmer, remove any stones, sticks, debris or objects that could
be entangled in or thrown by the trimmer.
6. USE ONLY cutting line that is recommended for this trimmer. Cutting line that may be
suitable for one trimmer may become hazardous when used on another trimmer.
PERSONAL SAFETY
ELECTRICAL
SAFETY
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I
BEING THROWN, which can result in personal injury or property damage.
Z_ WARNING:The
operation of any trimmer can result in FOREIGN OBJECTS
ALWAYS use proper safety equipment.
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1. KNOW your tool. Read the operator's manual carefully. Learn the electric trimmer's
applications and limitations, as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool.
2. STAY ALERT, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating this tool.
3. DO NOT use tool while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
A moment of inattention while operating this tool may result in serious personal injury.
4. DRESS properly. Wear rubber gloves and substantial rubber soled footwear when
working outdoors. DO NOT operate lawn and garden tools when barefoot or wearing
open sandals. Wear long pants and long sleeves to protect your legs and arms.
Trimmers can pick up objects such as rocks and send them flying at fast speeds.
DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves away
from moving parts. Loose clothing or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
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Z_ WARNING:
Do not permit fingers to touch
the terminals of ptug when installing or removing
the plug from the outlet.
• Double insulated tools are equipped with a polarized
plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will
fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does
not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does
not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install a polarized
outlet• Do not change or alter the plug in any way.
2. Double insulation [] eliminates the need for the
three-wire grounded power cord and grounded power
supply system. Applicable only to Class II (doubleinsulated) tools. This trimmer is a double insulated tool.
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Cover of
Grounded
Outlet Box
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ELECTRICAL
SAFETYcont.
EXTENSION
Z_ WARNING:
GFCl (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) protection should be
provided on all circuits or outlets to be used for electric lawn and garden power
tools. Receptacles are available having built-in GFCl protection and should be
used for this measure of protection.
/_ CAUTION:
This trimmer has a 12-in. Pigtail Power Cord that must be
plugged into a proper extension cord (see below).
CORDS
cont.
immediately. Never use tool with a damaged cord since touching the damaged
/_ WARNING:
Check extension
cords before
each use.
If damaged replace
area
could cause electrical
shock, resulting
in serious
injury.
The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
5. If operating an electric tool in damp locations is unavoidable, ALWAYS USE a
Ground Fault Circuit interrupter to supply power to your tool. ALWAYS WEAR
electrician's rubber gloves and footwear in damp conditions.
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6. When operating a power tool outside, ALWAYS use an outdoor extension cord marked
"W-A" or "W". these cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric shock.
SERVICE SAFETY
irk WARNING:
Double insulation DOES NOT take the place of normal safety
precautions when operating this tool.
3. BEFORE plugging in the tool, BE SURE that the outlet voltage supplied is within
the voltage marked on the tool's data plate. DO NOT use "AC only" rated tools with a DC
power supply.
4.
DO NOT expose tools to rain or wet conditions or use electric tools in wet or damp
locations. Water entering an electric tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
7. iNSPECT tool cords for damage. Have damaged tool cords repaired at a Sears Service
Center. BE SURE to stay constantly aware of the cord location and keep it well away
from the spinning cutting lines.
1.
Volts
Am ps
Hertz
Watts
Minutes
Alternating current
Direct current
No-load speed
Class II construction, Double Insulated
Revolutions per minute
Strokes per minute
Orbits per minute
Indicates danger, warning or caution.
It means attention! Your safety is involved.
If any part of this trimmer is missing or should break, bend, or fail in any way;
or should any electrical component fail to perform properly: SHUT OFF the
power switch and remove the trimmer plug from the power source and have the
missing, damaged or failed parts replaced BEFORE resuming operation.
8. DO NOT abuse the cord. NEVER use the cord to carry the tool by or to pull the plug
from the outlet. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Replace
damaged cords immediately. Damaged cords increase the risk of electric shock.
2. Tool service should be performed at a Sears Parts and Repair Center. Service or
maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
EXTENSION CORDS
3. When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Follow instructions
in the maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to
follow maintenance instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury.
Use a proper extension cord. ONLY use cords listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Other extension cords can cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in a loss of power
and overheating of tool.
SAFETY RULES FOR ELECTRIC TRIMMERS
For this tool an AWG (American Wire Gauge) size of a least 14-gauge is recommended
for an extension cord of 25- ft. or less in length. Use 12-gauge for an extension cord
of 50-ft. Extension cords 100=ft. or longer are not recommended.
1. KNOW your electric trimmer. Read operator's manual carefully. Learn the
applications and limitations, as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire or serious injury.
Remember, a smaller wire gauge size has greater capacity than a larger number
(14-gauge wire has more capacity than 16-gauge wire; 12-gauge wire has more capacity
than 14-gauge). When in doubt use the smaller number.
2.
When operating a power tool outdoors, use an outdoor extension cord marked "W-A" or "W".
These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric shock.
z_ CAUTION:
Keep the extension cord clear of the work area. Position the
cord so that it will not get caught on bushes, hedges, tree trunks, lawnmowers
or other obstructions
while you are working with the trimmer.
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DO NOT use trimmer without adequate lighting. ALWAYS make sure that you can
see what you are trimming and edging.
3. Use trimmer ONLY when grass and weeds are dry.
4. ALWAYS remove objects such as stones, sticks, and debris from the trimming/edging
path that could become entangled in, or thrown by, the trimmer.
5. ALWAYS hold the trimmer by both the main rear handle and the auxiliary handle
for greater control and balance. NEVER reach under the safety guard.
6. AVOID accidental starting. DO NOT carry a plugged in trimmer with your finger
on the switch.
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SAFETY RULES FOR ELECTRIC TRIMMERS cont.
Z_ WARNING:
: Some dust particles created by lawn and garden tools
contain chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
7. DO NOT carry the trimmer by the cord or pull the cord to disconnect it from the
receptacle. Keep cord away from heat, oil and sharp edges.
8. DO NOT grasp or touch the exposed cutting line when picking up or holding the trimmer.
• Compounds in fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, and insecticides.
• Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber.
9. DO NOT FORCE the trimmer. Do not try to cut more than what the trimmer is designed
for. It will do a better job with less chance of injury when used at the rate for which it is
designed.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending upon how often you do this
type of work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals:
10. MAiNTAiN the trimmer with care. ALWAYS inspect the extension cord and replace
it if damaged.
Work in a well-ventilated
area
Work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks
that are specially designed to filter out microscopic
particles.
11. KEEP the handle dry, clean and free of oil and grease. Use a clean cloth when cleaning.
DO NOT use solvents, brake fluids, gasoline, or other petroleum products to clean the
trimmer. They can damage plastic parts.
12. NEVER, for any reason, touch the cutting line or other moving parts during use.
13. WHEN INSTALLING SAFETY GUARD OR CHANGING CUTTING LiNE SPOOL
be careful of the line cutter on the guard. Cutter is sharp and can cause injury
(see page 14, Fig. 4a).
14. KEEP guard in place and in good working order. Keep guard positioned between you
and cutting line. Keep hands and feet away from cutting line.
15. ALWAYS store the trimmer indoors when not in use. It should be stored in a dry place,
high up or locked in a place that is out of the reach of children.
trimmer has completely stopped. The trimmer's cutting line witl continue to
rotate
Z_ WARNING:
for a few seconds
NEVERafter
reach
it isunder
switched
the trimmer
off.
(cutting line area) until
ADDiTiONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
16. ALWAYS use only the cutting line provided with this trimmer or sold by Sears.
Use of any other cutting line may create a hazardous situation.
follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or
z_ WARNING:
BE SURE to read and understand all instructions.
Failure to
serious
personal injury.
17. ALWAYS keep ventilation openings clear of debris.
18. BEFORE using the trimmer, remove any stones, sticks, debris or objects that could be
entangled in or thrown by the trimmer.
1. ALWAYS wear safety glasses or eye shields when using this tool
Everyday eyeglasses have only impact-resistant lenses; they are NOT safety glasses.
19. NYLON CUTTING LiNE Keep face, hands and feet clear of rotating nylon line at all times.
2.
PROTECT your lungs. Wear a face mask, dust mask or respirator if the operation is dusty.
20. THE ROTATING LiNE PERFORMS A CUTTING FUNCTION. Use care when trimming
around screens and flowers and other objects that you DO NOT want damaged or cut.
3.
PROTECT your hearing. Wear appropriate personal hearing protection during use.
Under some conditions noise from this product may contribute to hearing loss.
21. KEEP ALL BYSTANDERS AWAY at a safe distance from the work area, especially children.
Make sure that persons and pets are at least 100 feet away.
4.
ALL ViSiTORS AND BYSTANDERS
operator of the tool wears.
5.
ALWAYS check the tool for damaged parts. Before further use of the tool, a guard
or other part that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine if it will operate
properly and perform its intended function. Check for misalignment or binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts, and any other condition that may affect the tool's operation.
A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced
at a Sears Service center.
iMPORTANT
WARNING:
When this tool is being used as a trimmer or edger, stones and other objects
can be thrown out at high speed by the line. The tool and guard are designed to help
reduce the danger. However, the following special precautions should be taken.
6.
MUST wear the same safety equipment that the
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Refer to them frequently and use them
to instruct others who may use this tool. if someone borrows this tool, make sure
they have these instructions also.
TO REDUCE THE RISK of rebound or ricochet injury, always work away from any solid
objects such as wails, steps, large stones, landscape bricks, timbers, trees, etc.
Use extreme care when working close to solid objects and when necessary edge
or trim by hand.
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9
1.
The trimmer comes assembled except for the safety guard and auxiliary
must be attached.
2. Remove the trimmer,
your trimmer.
auxiliary
handle, which
KNOWYOUR TRIIVIMER / EDGER (Fig. 2, 2a, 2b and 3)
NOTE: Before attempting to use this product, familiarize
operating features and safety rules.
handle and safety guard from the carton and inspect
yourself
with all
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3. Do not discard box or packing material until all parts are examined.
1
/_ WARNING:
in the trimmer
Fig. 1
if any part of the trimmer is missing or damaged, do not plug
until the damaged part is repaired or replaced.
1
Your trimmer/edger has a precision built electric motor and it should only be connected
to a 120-volt, 60 Hz AC ONLY power supply (normal household current). The trimmer
should always be used with a GFCl (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlet.
DO NOT operate this trimmer on direct current (DC). The large voltage drop would cause
a loss of power and the motor would overheat.
If the trimmer does not operate when plugged into correct 120-volt, 60 Hz AC ONLY outlet,
check the power supply. The trimmer comes with a 12-in. pigtail power cord and should
be plugged into a proper extension cord.
3. Auxiliary Handle
Mounting Bracket
PIGTAIL POWER CORD (Figs. 2, 2a and 2b)
Fig. 2a
4. Knob and Screw to
Loosen or Tighten
Handle (This knob
comes attached to
the auxiliary handle
and mounts on
right side)
Fig. 2b
2. Auxiliary Handle
1. Trimmer
7.4 Screw Holes
for attaching Safety
Guard to trimmer
head are located
around collar of
safety guard
5. Edge Guide
\
Your trimmer/edger has a 12-inch pigtail power cord. This cord must be attached to a
proper extension cord (see page 6). Remove the plug guard from the pigtail power cord
(see Fig. 2). Make a loop in the extension cord. Push loop through hole in the handle
(see Fig. 2a). Fasten loop around cord retention hook. Plug trimmer's power cord into
extension cord plug (see Fig. 2b).
This Trimmer/Edger
1. 12=inch Cutting
has the following
features:
Path
2. Twist and Edge...Two
Tools in One...rear handle and upper shaft
(and auxiliary handle) easily rotates 180° for trimming or edging.
3.
6. Safety Guard
Trimmer
Head
4.0 Amp, 9000 RPM (no=load speed) motor.
in light to medium duty applications.
Provides power for trimming and edging
4. Ergonomically
Designed Rear Handle for maximum control and gripping comfort
with reduced operator fatigue.
5. Four finger Trigger Switch for easy on / off.
7.4 Screws for attaching Safety Guard
are located on the bottom of the head
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6. 4=Position Trimmer Head easily adjusts to the desired working angle for optimum
operator control in all trimming and edging applications. From trimming around
hard-to-reach flower beds and shrubs, to deck supports, fences and stairways,
to edging sidewalks, driveways and landscaping.
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This Trimmer/Edger
has the following
features
cont.:
7. Edge Guide provides a cutting guide to help protect flowers, plants, screens and fences
from being cut by trimmer line.
8. Adjustable Telescopic
working height.
9. Lightweight and Ergonomically
efficient trimming and edging.
10. Bump=Feed
Cutting Path
12 inches
No=Load Speed
9000 RPM
Rating
4.0 Amp
Line Diameter
0.065 inch round line
Line Feed Mechanism
Bump feed
Trimmer Head Tilt
4 positions
Adjust Height of Shaft
From 16 to 25 inches
Cord Length
12 inch Pigtail power cord
Power Requirement
120=volt, 60 Hertz AC Only
Shaft allows adjustments from 16 to 25 inches for your ideal
Designed for easy use, handling comfort and
Head allows you to simply bump the trimmer head to advance cutting line.
11. Your Trimmer uses 0.O65-in. round line. Use Craftsman 71-85967 bump feed
replacement spool and line. It's factory wound for maximum reliability.
12. Cord Retention Hook helps keep
the extension cord in place.
13. Safety Guard helps keep cuttings
and debris away from operator.
Trigger Switch Handle
4-Finger Trigger Switch
Fig. 3
Auxiliary Handle
Cord Retention Hook
Auxiliary
Adjusting Knob
) Shaft
Rotates 180°
for Edging
Pigtail Power
Cord Plug
Auxiliary Handle
Adjusting Knob Screw
Top Black Collar for
Rotating Top Shaft 180 °
Black Collar for
Adjusting Length of Shaft
NOTE: THE GUARD MUST BE ATTACHED to the trimmer
ustabte
Telescopic Shaft
head before use.
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INSTALMNG THE SAFETY GUARD (Figs. 4 and 4a )
1. Disconnect the trimmer from the power supply.
Trimmer Head
Motor
Housing
Air
from the power outlet BEFORE installing parts or cleaning the trimmer or
i making
_ WARNING:
To avoid injury, ALWAYS turn off and disconnect the trimmer
any adjustments.
Head
4-position Adjustment Button
2. Turn the trimmer's motor housing head over to provide access to underside base
of the head by the cutting line spool.
Safety Guard
Edge Guide
3. Locate the 4 screws in the base of the trimmer head and remove the screws (see Fig. 4).
Cutting Line
Bump-Feed
Head
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ATTACHING THE AUXILIARY HANDLE cont. (Fig. 6 and 6a)
INSTALLING THE SAFETY GUARD cont. (Figs. 4 and 4a )
Insert the edge of the guard into the slot along the back of the trimmer's head, carefullly
lining the 4 screw holes in the guard up with the 4 screw holes in the trimmer head.
4.
i before
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use. AUXILIARY HANDLE MUST BE ATTACHED to the trimmer
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shaft
5. Insert screws and securely attach the safety guard (see Fig. 4a).
{
from the power outlet BEFORE
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Z_ CAUTION:
Line cutter on edge of safety guard is sharp. Use caution
when handling.
Fig. 4
installing parts or cleaning the trimmer
or
i making
_ WARNING:
To avoid injury, ALWAYS turn off and disconnect the trimmer
any adjustments.
NOTE: Safety Guard will only fit one way.
Fig. 4a
1. Disconnect the trimmer from the power supply.
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2. Unscrew the auxiliary handle's tightening knob
(counterclockwise) and remove from handle.
Fig. 6
3. Position auxiliary handle onto handle bracket
assembly located on trimmer's top-shaft
(see Fig. 6).
Install Guard
with 4 Screws
Line Cutter
Remove
4 Screws
from
Bottom
of Head
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4. Position the knob and screw through the auxiliary
handle and bracket, and tighten knob
(turn clockwise). Do not tighten completely until
you have adjusted the auxiliary handle to your
desired working position.
z_ WARNING:
To avoid injury, adjust the auxiliary handle for maximum
control and balance. DO NOT overreach when operating the trimmer. ALWAYS
KEEP proper balance for better control of the tool in unexpected situations.
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Fig. 6a
THE EDGE GUIDE (Fig. 5)
Fig. 5
Your trimmer comes with an Edge Guide
that is handy for use as a cutting guide.
It can be used to help keep the cutting line
away from items you don't want cut,
such as flowers, or damaged, such as
fences or screens.
Each end of the wire edge guide is force-fitted
into a hole located on each side of the trimmer's
head. To use the edge guide, putt (force) it down
into the guide position as shown in Fig. 5.
ADJUSTING THE AUXILIARY HANDLE (Fig. 6a)
1. The auxiliary handle's bracket can be moved up or down on the shaft and the auxiliary
handle itself can be moved forward or backward into 4 different locked positions
(see Fig. 6a).
2. When the handle is in desired position, turn knob and tighten
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securely.
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Trlmme
TO USETRIMMER FOR EDGING:
ROTATE REAR HANDLE AND UPPER SHAFT 180 °
(Figs. 9, 9a and 10)
ADJUSTING THE HEIGHT
(Fig. 7 and 7a)
The Trimmer's Telescopic Shaft Comes
in the Collapsed Position
2. To rotate the top shaft 180°, pull (separate) both the top
and bottom collars apart (see Fig.9), and rotate the top
shaft with rear handle (and auxiliary handle) 180°.
Release both collars and shaft wilt lock in place.
1. To raise the telescopic shaft, pull
(separate) both the top and bottom
collars apart (see Fig. 7), and pull
(raise) the bottom section of the shaft
up to the desired height. It will click
into any one of the notches on the
shaft, and lock into place.
Fig. 10
Use as
Edger
3. To lower or collapse the shaft simply
pull the bottom collar down
and lower the shaft.
THE CUTTING
ANGLE
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3. Your trimmer is ready for use as an edger (See Figs. 9a and 10).
2. Release both collars to lock the shaft
into place (see Fig. 7a).
ADJUSTING
ses
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1. Disconnect the trimmer from the power supply.
,
,'
Fig. 7
(Fig.
Fig. 7a
Rotate
8)
Your trimmer has a 4-position tilting head that easily adjusts to the desired working angle
for optimum operator control and comfort. To adjust the trimmer head angle:
collars
to lock
1. Disconnect the trimmer from the power supply.
Z_ WARNING:
To avoid injury,
ALWAYS turn off and disconnect
the trimmer from the power outlet
BEFORE installing parts or
cleaning the trimmer or making
any adjustments.
Fig. 8
on
trigger switch.
Z_ the
WARNING:
To avoid injury, DO NOT carry the trimmer
with your finger
in
trimmer untilIfthe
part
is repaired
or replaced.
Z_theWARNING:
anydamaged
part of the
trimmer
is missing
or damaged, do not plug
2. Press the red trimmer head
adjustment button on the
motor housing (see Fig. 8).
3. Move the trimmer head to
one of four different angles
and release the button.
Head will click into position.
Easily readjust the angle
to a more comfortable
or efficient position
as needed.
PIGTAIL POWER CORD (See Figs. 2, 2a and 2b on page 11)
Your edger trimmer has a 12-inch pigtail power cord. This cord must be attached to a proper
extension cord. Refer to page 11, Figs. 2, 2a and 2b for attaching extension cord.
TURNINGTRIMMER
ON AND OFF
Your edger / trimmer has an extended length (4-finger) ON / OFF trigger switch.
Turning Trimmer
1.
2.
3.
4.
Plug the trimmer's pigtail power cord into extension cord.
Plug extension into power outlet.
Squeeze trigger switch to start trimmer.
The trimmer will stay ON as long as the trigger switch is squeezed.
Turning Trimmer
BE SURE you are not pressing in on the trigger switch. Failure to do so could
i result
_ WARNING:
the power
outlet,
in accidental BEFORE
start-up, connecting
which may your
causetrimmer
serious topersonal
injury.
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ON
OFF
1. Release the trigger switch to turn trimmer OFR
2. Allow at least 5 seconds for the cutting spool (line) to stop rotating.
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THE CUTTING
TRiMMiNG AND EDGING (Figs. 11 and 12)
When trimming, cut from left to right for cutting efficiency; this throws the clippings away
from the operator (See Fig. 11).
To edge, rotate the shaft 180° (See Page 17, Figs. 9, 9a and 10). Place edge guide and
trimmer head above the surface you are going to edge, as shown in Fig. 12.
LiNE
_ holding
or
WARNING:
the trimmer.
DO NOT grasp the exposed
cutting line when picking up
A single 0.065-inch round cutting line is pre-installed on the trimmer. When the cutting line
needs replacing, install a new pre-wound spool, Craftsman 71-85967.
Fig. 11
Fig. 12
EXTENDING
Use as a
trimmer
Use as
an edger
During operation, cutting lines shorten due to normal wear. For greater convenience and
efficiency, your trimmer has been equipped with a bump feed head that allows you to
simply bump the trimmer head to extend the cutting lines while the trimmer is operating.
Cutting line will wear faster and require more feeding if the cutting or edging is done along
sidewalks or other abrasive surfaces or heavier weeds are being cut.
Mask
1.
THE CUTTING LiNE (Fig. 13 and 13a)
While the trimmer is on and spinning, gently bump the spool housing on a firm surface
(hard ground or sidewalk). This should release additional cutting line from the spool.
2. If no line is released, bump the trimmer head more sharply
or try bumping it on a firmer surface.
Gloves
3. If there is no change in the cutting line length,
un-plug the trimmer's pigtail power cord
from the extension cord. After the trimmer
head stops rotating, gently pull at the cutting
lines manually. Once the lines are pulled out
(extended), plug the trimmer's pigtail power cord
into the extension cord and resume cutting.
4..
If the cutting line still does not feed from the
spool, the spool might be empty or the
cutting line may be tangled or jammed on
the spool. Un-plug the trimmer's pigtail
power cord from the extension cord.
After the trimmer head stops rotating,
remove the spool (see steps
1 through 3 in "Removing the
Spool" on page 20).
Fig. 13a
If the line is tangled or
jammed, untangle and
replace the line (see
page 20). If the spool is
empty, replace the
spool (see
page 20-21 ).
1
NOTE: ALWAYS keep the air vents on the trimmer
of obstructions
when operating the trimmer.
/_ WARNING
head (motor housing)
free
:The operation of any trimmer can result in FOREIGN OBJECTS
BEING THROWN, which can result in personal injury or property damage.
ALWAYS use proper safety equipment and keep bystanders safely away.
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Bump on firm surface
,_-
Z_ WARNING:
To avoid injury, ALWAYS turn off and disconnect the trimmer
from the power outlet BEFORE installing parts or cleaning the trimmer or
making any adjustments.
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i
TOREPLACE
CUTTING
LINE(Fig.14)
REMOVE
THESPOOL
Foreasy spool replacement we recommend
FILLING SPOOL WITH
CUTTING LINE cont. (Fig. 15)
using Craftsman 71-85967, bump feed
replacement spool with 0.065 cutting line. It is factory wound for maximum reliability.
4. When the wound cutting line reaches the
eyelets (recesses), cut the line. Temporarily
park the line in the spool rail notch on one
side of the spool as shown in Fig. 15.
1. Disconnect the trimmer from the power supply. Turn trimmer over
to access spool head cover.
from the power outlet BEFORE
installing parts or cleaning
the trimmer
6. Fit the spool onto the tool as described in
"REPLACE THE SPOOL" page 20.
cutting
line. Ensure that cutting line is present in both sections of the spool.
Before you begin trimming, only use the appropriate type of
i (Fig.
_ CAUTION:
15).
THE SPOOL
Release
tabs
1. Replace the spool with a new
factory pre-wound spool, Craftsman
71-85967, available from your
Sears store or other Craftsman outlet.
2. Insert the end of one line through
an eyelet in the spool housing.
Insert the other line through the
other eyelet.
WRONG
Spool Head Cover
Fig. 14
3. Lift the spool out of the spool housing.
REPLACE
RIGHT
5. Repeat the above procedure for the second
cutting line on the lower section of the spool.
I or_ making
WARNING:
To avoid injury, ALWAYS turn off and disconnect the trimmer
any adjustments.
2. Press the release tabs on the spool head
cover and remove cover, pulling it straight
off of spool.
Fig. 15
OPERATING TIPS
1.
Spool
Rail
Notch
2. Be sure to check the auxiliary handle before each use, to make sure it is firmly
tightened into desired working position.
3. Before trimming, inspect the area for string, wire, branches, rocks, toys, or other
objects that could be entangled in or thrown by the cutting line.
Cutting Line
3. Insert the spool into housing and
press it down gently until you feel
it drop into place.Take care to keep
the line from becoming trapped
under the spool.
4. Snap the spool head cover back on
and at the same time pull lines and
be sure that they are released from
spool rail notch.
4. Stand with the cutting head tipped down at an angle in front, guiding the trimmer in a
semi-circular motion around you.
_ooI
Rail
Notch
5. Cut from left to right whenever possible. Cutting to the right improves the unit's cutting
efficiency and clippings are thrown away from the operator.
6. To produce a smoothly trimmed area, move the trimmer in and out of the area being
cut with constant speed and height.
7. 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.
FILLING SPOOL WITH CUTTING LINE
(Figs. 15)
8.
DO NOT rest the trimmer spool on the ground while you are trimming. This will cause
spool wear.
9. When cutting vegetation that is over 6 inches in height, work from top to bottom
in small increments to avoid premature line wear or engine drag.
You may wind new cutting line onto an empty
spool. Replacement packs of 0.065 inch
(1.65ram) Craftsman Cutting Line 71-85822
are available from your Sears store.
1. Remove the empty spool from the tool
as described in "REMOVE THE SPOOL" above.
Before each use make sure the protective safety guard is securely installed.
Tighten the guard screws, but DO NOT over tighten.
Cutting Line
2. Remove any remaining cutting line from the spool.
3. First wind new line onto the uppermost part of the spool. Feed 3/4 inch of cutting line
into one of the line spool rail notches. Wind the cutting line onto the spool in the direction
of the arrow on the spool. Make sure to wind the line neatly and in layers Do not
crisscross (see Fig. 15).
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10. When the trimmer is stopped and the spool stops rotating, the cutting line wilt relax
and may recede. Feed extra cutting line before storing the trimmer to prevent losing
the line in the spool housing.
11. If the diameter of the cutting area gets smaller, the line is worn down and needs to be
advanced.
12. If the trimmer is not cutting correctly, the cutting line may not be feeding properly.
Remove and rewind the line spool.
(See FILLING SPOOL WITH CUTTING LINE, pg. 20).
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from the power outlet BEFORE installing line, cleaning the trimmer or making
_ adjustments.
WARNING:
To avoid injury, ALWAYS turn off and disconnect the trimmer
any
GENERAL
/_ WARNING: The use of attachments or accessories (cutting line) that
are not recommended for this tool will be dangerous and can result in serious
personal injury. Do not attempt to use fishing line or other lines that are not
recommended.
MAINTENANCE
Keep your trimmer clean and in good repair for maximum long-lasting performance.
each use, inspect the switch and cord for damage.
Before
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 trimmer if it has any broken parts. Have damaged, missing, worn
or broken parts replaced before using trimmer.
REPLACEMENT
SPOOLS
Replace the spool with a new pre-wound spool (Craftsman Spool 71-85967).
REPLACEMENT CUTTING LINE
If you are replacing the cutting line, ONLY use nylon monofitament
(Craftsman Cutting Line 71-85822).
single-wound 0.065 line
Line and spools are available at Sears Stores or other Craftsman outlets.
Visit your local Sears store or other Craftsman outlets or shop sears.corn/craftsman.
Z_ WARNING:
To avoid injury, ALWAYS turn off and disconnect the trimmer
from the power outlet BEFORE installing line, cleaning the trimmer or making
any adjustments.
CLEANING
WARNING:
To avoid injury, ALWAYS turn off and disconnect
from the power outlet BEFORE installing line, cleaning the trimmer
any adjustments.
the trimmer
or making
z_ WARNING:
To avoid damage or electric shock, DO NOT use strong
solvents or detergents on the plastic housing or plastic components.
Certain
household cleaners may damage plastic and may also cause a shock hazard.
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Wipe the outside of the trimmer with a dry, soft cloth.
DO NOT hose down or wash the 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
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