Craftsman 900-74522 Trimmer User Manual

Instruction
Manual
JCRRF'rSMHN'J
12" TRIMMER/EDGER
Model 900.74522
• Safety
& CAUTION:
Before using this product,
read this manual and follow
all its Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
• Operation
• Maintenance
• Parts List
• EspaSol
Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.sears.com/craftsman
Form No. 244468-00
NOV. '02
Printed
in U.S.A.
Switc
Cord Retainer
Auxiliary
Conve_ion
Handle_
Bu_on
5uard
Edge
FULL
Hub & Cap
ONE YEAR
If this Craftsman
WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
TRiMMER/EDGER
product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one
year from the date of purchase, return it to your nearest Sears store or Craftsman
outlet to have it replaced free of charge.
This warranty applies only while this product is used in the United State_.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 617WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
TO REDUCE
RISK
OF INJURY:
• Before any use, be sure everyone using
this tool reads and understands all safety
instructions and other information
contained in this manual.
• Save these instructions and review
frequently prior to use and in instructing
others.
• AVOID DANGEROUS
ENVIRONMENT.
Don't use appliances in damp or wet
locations. Don't use appliances in the rain.
• KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors
should be kept at a distance from work
area.
• STORE IDLE APPLIANCES
INDOORS. When not in use, appliances
should be stored indoors in dry, and
AWARNING:
When using electric
gardening appliances, basic safety
precautions should always be followed
to reduce risk of fire, electric shock, and
personal injury, including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS,
high or locked-up place - out of reach of
children.
DON'T FORCE APPLIANCE.
It will do
the job better and with less likelihood of
a risk of injury at the rate for which it
was designed,
USE RIGHT APPLIANCE. Do not use
the appliance for any job except that for
which it is intended.
• DRESS PROPERLY. Do not wear loose
other part that is damaged should be
carefully checked to determine that it will
clothing or jewelry. They can be caught
operate properly and perform its
in moving parts. Rubber gloves and
substantial, non-skid footwear are
intended function. Check for alignment of
recommended when working outdoors.
moving parts, binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts, mounting and any
Wear protective hair covering to contain
long hair.
other conditions that may affect its
• USE SAFETY GLASSES AND OTHER
operation. A guard or other part that is
SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
Use safety
damaged should be properly repaired or
replaced by a qualified service facility
goggles or safety glasses with side
unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in
shields, complying with applicable safety
this manual.
standards and, when needed, a face
shield. Also use face or dust mask if
• USE OFACCESSORIESAND
operation is dusty. This applies to all
ATrACHMENTS.
The use of any
persons in the work area. Also use a
accessory or attachment not
hard hat, hearing protection, gloves,
recommended for use with this appliance
could be hazardous. Note: Refer to the
safety shoes and dust collection
systems when specified or required.
accessory section of this manual for
further details.
Safety glasses are available at a Sears
store.
• EXTENSION CORDS. Make sure your
• DON'TABUSE
CORD. Never carry
extension cord is in good condition.
appliance by cord or yank it to disconnect
When using an extension cord, be sure
from receptacle. Keep cord from heat, oil,
to use one heavy enough to carry the
and sharp edges.
current your product will draw. An
undersized extension cord will cause a
• DON'T OVERREACH.
Keep proper
drop in line voltage resulting in loss of
footing and balance at all times.'
power and overheating. The table below
• MAINTAIN APPLIANCE WITH CARE.
shows the correct size to use depending
Keep cutting edge sharp and clean f6r
on cord length and nameplate ampere
best performance and to reduce the risk
rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier
of injury. Follow instructions for
gauge. The smaller the gauge number,
lubricating and changing accessories.
the heavier the cord. To reduce the risk of
Inspect appliance cord periodically and if
disconnection of the appliance from the
damaged, have it repaired by a qualified
extension cord during operation, use the
service facility. Inspect extension cords
extension cord retainer located on the
periodically and replace if damaged.
upper trimmer/edger handle.
Keep handles dry, clean, and free from
oil and grease.
Minimum Gage for Extension Cords (AWG)
• DISCONNECT
APPLIANCES.
120 VAC Tools
Disconnect the appliance from the power
TotalCord
Length
0-25 26-50 51-100 106-150
supply when not in use, before servicing,
Amp
Rating
AWG
AWG AWG AWG
and when changing accessories such as
More than 0
18
16
16
14
blades and the like.
Not
More
than
6
• AVOID UNINTENTIONAL
STARTING.
More than 6
18
16
14
12
Don't carry plugged-in appliance with
Not More than 10
finger on switch. Be sure switch is off
More than 10
16
16
14
12
when plugging in.
Not
more
than
12
• GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT
Morethan 12 I t4
12
Not
INTERRUPTER
(GFCI) protection
Not
more
than
16
I
Recommended
should be provided on the circuits or
outlets to be used for the gardening
appliance. Receptacles are available
_,WARNING:
having built in GFCI protection and may
Outdoor use extension cords:
be used for this measure of safety.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, use
• STAY ALERT. Watch what you are doing.
only with an extension cord intended for
Use common sense, Do not operate
outdoor use, such as an extension cord
appliance when you are tired.
of type SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A,
• CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before
STOW-A, SJW-A, SJOW-A, SJTWoA, or
further use of the appliance, a guard or
SJTOW-A.
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• The guard
must be installed before
trimming or edging - if not, the motor
will overheat.
• When replacing the line, use .065"
diameter ROUND line - otherwise the
unit may not function properly.
• Angle tool slightly (5 ° to 10") when
trimming.
• Always use the cord retainer.
• Wear long pants and substantial
footwear to protect yourself from injury
caused by flying debds. This is
especially important when edging with
the appliance.
DOUBLE
INSULATION
Double insulated tools are constructed
throughout with two separate layers of
electrical insulation or one double
thickness of insulation between you and
the tool's electdcal system. Tools built
with this insulation system are not
intended to be grounded. As a result,
your tool is equipped with a two prong
plug which permits you to usa extension
cords without concern for maintaining a
ground connection.
NOTE: Double insulation does not take
the place of normal safety predautions
when operating this tool. The insulation
system is for added protection agaihst
injury resulting from a possible electrical
insulation failure within the tool.
REPLACEMENT
PARTS: When
servicing all tools, USE IDENTICAL
REPLACEMENT
PARTS.
POLARIZED
receptacle end of the extension cord has
large and small blade slot widths. If the
plug does not fit fully into the extension
cord, reverse the plug. If it still does not
fit, obtain a suitable extension cord. If the
extension cord does not fit fully into the -:'
outlet, contact a qualified electrician to
install the proper outleL Do not change
the tool plug or extension cord in any way.
SPECIFIC
WARNING
&WARNING:
Some dust created by this
product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects or other
reproductive
harm •
•
.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
• compounds in fertilizers
• compounds in insecticides, herbicides
and pesticides
• arsenic and chromium from
chemically treated lumber
To reduce your exposure to these
chemicals, wear approved safety
equipment such as dust masks that are
specially designed to filter out microscopic
particles.
PLUGS
Repair or replace damaged cords.
To reduce the dsk of electric shock, this
equipment has a polarized plug (one
blade is wider than the other). This
equipment must be used with a suitable
polarized 2 wire or 3 wire extension cord.
Polarized connections will fit together
only one way. Make sure that the
t, WARNING: This product contains
chemicals, including lead, known to the
State of California to cause cancer, and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
ATTACHING THE GUARD AND EDGE
GUIDE TO THE TRIMMER/EDGER
3. Slip the guard onto the trimmer
housing and line up screw holes+
Make sure that it fits onto the
mounting shoulder and that the
locking tabs on the guard fit into the
two notches on the housing, as
shown in Figure 3.
4. Insert the two screws from the
plastic bag to secure the guard and
edge guide in place as shown in
Figure 4.
5. Attach extension cord to cord
retainer as shown in Figures 5 & 6.
&WARNING:
The guard must always be
on the tool to protect the user. NEVER
OPERATE TOOL WITHOUT GUARD
FIRMLY IN PLACE.
Unplug the tool before attempting to
attach the guard.
1. Spread the edge guide apart and
locate it in the slot and hole as
shown in Figure 1.
2. See Figure 2 for edge guide
assembled on the trimmer.
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TAB
LINE FEED
AS you use the trimmer, the string will get
shorter due to wear. Gently bump the hub
on the ground and the line will feed.
& CAUTION:
ALWAYS WEAR EYE
PROTECTION.
&CAUTION:
Inspect area to be trimmed
and remove any wire, cord, or string-like
objects which could become entangled
in the rotating line or spool. Be particularly
careful to avoid any wire which might
be bent outwardly into the path of the
tool, such as barbs at the base of a
chain link fence.
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1. Angle unit as shown in Figure 7.
2. Slowly swing trimmer side-to-side as
shown in Figure 8.
3. To convert for maintenance edging
(Figure 9) unplug from power
source, depress conversion button
and rotate the motor housing. When
the button snaps back into place, the
tool is rocked in the edger position.
4. To operate as a maintenance edger,
position trimmer above sidewalk as
shown in Figure 10.
5, Return to trimming position by
unplugging tool, depressing the
button and rotating back.
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CUTTING LINE
Your trimmer uses .065" (1.65 mm)
diameter, ROUND nylon line to cut grass
and weeds quickly and easily. During
use, the tip of the nylon line will become
frayed and worn. Bump the hub gently on
the ground for a fresh feed of line.
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.
SPOOL OR LINE REPLACEMENT
1. Unplug the trimmer.
2. Press the retease tabs on the line hub
cover, as shown in Figure 11. Remove
the cover by pulling it straight off.
3. Remove the spool from the tool.
Discard it if you plan to replace it.
Remove and discard all line from it if
you plan to rewind it with new line.
4. If you are rewinding the spool with
new line, see "Rewinding Spool". If
you are replacing the spool, use
Craftsman replacement spool number
85680, available at Sears.
5. Insert the line end of the new or
rewound spool through the eyelet in
the spool hub, as shown in Figure 13.
Pull on the line end to keep it taut
";,
while placing the spool down into the
hub, as shown in Figure 14.
6. Press the spool down GENTLY on the
spring and rotate it until you feel it
drop into place. Take care to keep the
line from becoming trapped under the
spool.
7. Snap the hub cap back on (Figure 14).
Turn on the tool. You w|ll shortly hear
the nylon line befng cu{ tO the proper
length; if not, bump the hub gently on
the ground for a fresh feed of line.
CLEARING JAMS AND TANGLED LINES
From time to time, especially when
cutting thick or stalky weeds, the line
feeding hub may become clogged with
sap or other material and the tine will
become jammed as a result. To clear the
jam, follow the steps listed below.
1. Unplug the trimmer.
2. Press the release tabs on the hub
cap, as shown in Figure 11 and
remove the cap by pulling it straight off.
3. Lift the spool of nylon line out of the
hub and clear any broken line or
cutting debds from the spool area.
See Figure 12.
4. Unwrap about one foot (30 cm) of line
and inspect it for damage. Cut away
and discard any damaged line. If line
is okay rewind it and insert the line
end through the eyelet in the spool
hub as shown in Figure 13. Pull on
the line end to keep it taut while
placing the spool down into the hub,
as shown in Figure 13.
5. Press the spool down GENTLY on the
spring and rotate it until you feel it
drop into place. Take care to keep the
line from becoming trapped under the
spool.
6. Snap the hub cap back on (Figure 14).
Turn on the tool. You will shortly hear
the nylon line being cut to the proper
length; if not, bump the hub gently on
the ground for a fresh feed of line.
HUBCAP
HUB
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PUSHDOWN
REWINDING
SPOOL
Use .065" diameter ROUND line only. Do
not use heavier gauge line; it will
overload motor and cause overheating.
1. Insert line end about 118" into the
spool hole as shown in Figures 15
and 16.
2. Snugly and evenly wind the line onto
the spool in the direction of the arrow
on the spool until the line builds up to
the notches in the spool rim (Figure
17). Do not overfill spool. The spool
holds about 20 feet of line.
3. Proceed to step 5 of =Spool or Line
Replacement".
INSERT
LINEHERE
ACCESSORIES
• Replacement spool, Craftsman
No. 85680.
• 0,065" diamter ROUND nylon
monofilament trimmer line.
CLEANING AND STORAGE
Be sure the tool is unplugged.
1. Keep the air intake slots (Figure 18)
clean to avoid overheating.
2. Your trimmer line can dry out oyer
time. To keep your line in top condition,
store spare pre-wound spools or bulk
line in a plastic, sealable bagwith
tablespoon of water.
3. Plastic parts may be cleaned by using
a mild soap and a damp rag.
4. DO NOT immerse tool in water or
squirt it with a hose. DO NOT allow
any liquid to get inside it.
5. Do not store the tool on or adjacent to
fertilizers or chemicals.
6. DO NOT clean with a pressure washer.
7. The line cutter on the edge of the
guard can dull over time. It is
recommended you periodically
touch-up the sharpness of the blade
with a file.
Model
The above accesspry is available at
your local Sears store or Sears service
center.
A, WARNING: The use of any accessory
not sold by Sears for use with this tool
could be hazardous.
IMPORTANT:
To assure product
SAFETY AND RELIABILITY, repairs
should be performed by a Sears or other
qualified service facility, using only
identical replacement parts.
Conversion Button
Air Intake Slots
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