Instruction manual | Flymo 420 Trimmer User Manual

EasiCut 420/EasiCut 450/
EasiCut 500/EasiCut 510
EasiCut 600XT
Original Instructions
EasiCut 420/450/500/510
EasiCut 600XT
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For all customer enquiries or for replacement parts, contact:-
01325 300303
Carton Contents
EasiCut 420/450/500/510
blade cover
belt clip
EasiCut 600XT
blade cover
belt clip
Please check the contents of the carton are correct BEFORE assembling your new product.
IF ANY PARTS ARE MISSING CONTACT:Husqvarna UK Ltd. Customer Service Department direct
Telephone :
01325 300303
Fax :
01325 302530
If not used properly this product can be dangerous! This product can cause serious injury to the
operator and others, the warnings and safety instructions must be followed to ensure reasonable
safety and efficiency in using this product. The operator is responsible for following the warning
and safety instructions in this manual and on the product.
Explanation of Symbols on your product
Read the user instructions carefully to
make sure you understand all the controls
and what they do.
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
WARNING Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term ʻ“power tool” in the warnings 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 adaptor 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
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet
conditions. Water entering a power tool will
increase the risk 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.
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.
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
Remove plug from the mains immediately
if the cable is damaged or cut.
Do not expose to rain.
Do not leave the product outdoors while it
is raining.
The use of eye protection is recommended.
operating power tools may result in serious
personal injury.
b) Use personal protective equipment. Always
wear eye protection. Protective equipment such
as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard had, 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 tools
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
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 dustrelated hazards.
4) Power tool use and care
a) Do not force the power tool. Use the correct
power tool for your application. The correct
power tool will do the job better and safer at the
rate for which it was designed.
b) Do not use the power tool if the switch does
not turn it on and off. Any power tool that
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.
e) Maintain power tools. Check for
misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts and any other condition
that may affect the power tool’s operation. If
damaged, have the power tool repaired before
Safety cont’
use. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
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. 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.
Hedge trimmer safety warnings:
• Keep all parts of the body away from the cutter
blade. Do not remove cut material or hold material to be cut when blades are moving. Make
sure the switch is off when clearing jammed material. A moment of inattention while operating the
hedge trimmer may result in serious personal injury.
• Carry the hedge trimmer by the handle with the
cutter blade stopped. When transporting or storing the hedge trimmer always fit the cutting device cover. Proper handling of the hedge trimmer
will reduce possible personal injury from the cutter
• Keep cable away from the cutting area. During
operation the cable may be hidden in shrubs and can
be accidentally cut by the blade.
Additional Safety Recommendations
Work area safety
1. Never allow children or people unfamiliar with these
instructions to use the hedge trimmer. Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator.
2. Only use the hedge trimmer in the manner and for
the functions described in these instructions.
3. The operator or user is responsible for accidents or
hazards occurring to other people or their property.
Electrical safety
1. The British Standards Institute recommend the use
of a Residual Current Device (R.C.D.) with a tripping
current of not more than 30mA. Even with a R.C.D.
installed 100% safety cannot be guaranteed and
safe working practice must be followed at all times.
Check your R.C.D. every time you use it.
2. Before use, examine cable for damage, replace it if
there are signs of damage or ageing.
3. Do not use the hedge trimmer if the electric cables
are damaged or worn.
4. Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity
supply if the cable is cut, or the insulation is damaged. Do not touch the electric cable until the electrical supply has been disconnected. Do not repair a
cut or damaged cable. Replace it with a new one.
5. Your electric cable must be untangled, tangled cables can overheat and reduce the efficiency of your
hedge trimmer.
6. Always switch off at the mains before disconnecting
any plug, cable connector or extension cable.
7. Switch off, remove plug from mains and examine
electric supply cable for damage or ageing before
winding cable for storage. Do not repair a damaged
cable, replace it with a new one. Use only Flymo replacement cable.
8. Always wind cable carefully, avoiding kinking.
9. Use only on AC mains supply voltage shown on the
product rating label.
10.Our products are double insulated to EN60745.
Under no circumstances should an earth be connected to any part of the product.
Personal safety
1. Always wear suitable clothing, gloves, and stout
2. Thoroughly inspect the area where the hedge trimmer is to be used and remove all wires and other foreign objects.
3. Before using the machine and after any impact,
check for signs of wear or damage and repair as
4. Always ensure the hand guard supplied is fitted before using the hedge trimmer. Never attempt to use
an incomplete hedge trimmer or one with an unauthorised modification.
Power tool use and care
1. Know how to stop the hedge trimmer quickly in an
2. Never hold the hedge trimmer by the guard.
3. Never operate the hedge trimmer with damaged
guards or without guards in place.
4. Do not use stepladders whilst operating the hedge
5. Remove the plug from the mains :- before leaving the hedge trimmer unattended for any
- before clearing a blockage;
- before checking, cleaning or working on the appliance;
- if you hit an object. Do not use your hedge trimmer
until you are sure that the entire hedge trimmer is in
a safe operating condition;
- if the hedge trimmer starts to vibrate abnormally.
Check immediately. Excessive vibration can cause
- before passing to another person.
Maintenance and storage
1. Keep all nuts, bolts and screws secure to be sure the
hedge trimmer is in safe working condition.
2. Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
3. Be careful during adjustment of the hedge trimmer to
prevent entrapment of the fingers between moving
blades and fixed parts of the machine.
4. Store in a cool dry place and out of reach of children.
Do not store outdoors.
• Use only 1.00mm2 size cable up to 40 metres length
Maximum rating :
1.00mm2 size cable, 10 amps 250 volts AC.
1. Mains Cables and Extension Cables are available
from your local Approved Service Centre.
2. Do not wire an extension cable directly to your product yourself. Please contact your local Approved
Service Centre for further information on the connectors and kits available.
3. Only use extension cables specifically designed for
outdoor use.
• Connectors are suitable for use with 2 core cable
only. Under no circumstances should these connectors be used for earthed products.
• All connectors and cables are of splashproof construction. They are not waterproof and must not be
left outside permanently nor should they be submerged or immersed in water. Do not let cable lay or
trail through pools of water or splashed with water
from hose pipes.
• If the plug supplied is cut off it should be destroyed. There is an electric shock hazard if a cut
off plug is inserted into a 13 amp socket.
1. No earth required. Our products are double insulated to EN60745 and under no circumstances
should an earth be connected to any part of the product.
2. Ensure the mains voltage suits your product
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected
to the Terminal which is marked with the letter 'N' or
coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the Terminal which is marked with the letter
'L' or coloured RED.
4. It is important that the outer sheath is clamped correctly into the 3-pin plug.
5. If in doubt consult your local Service Repairer or
qualified electrician before the machine is used.
6. A 13 Amp fuse must be fitted to the Mains Plug.
7. The normal plug fuse and household fuse only protect the electrical equipment and are not a safeguard
against electrocution.
If your product is hard wired i.e. non-detachable
mains electric cable, a conversion kit and extension cable is available from all Approved Service
Centres which can be found in your local Yellow
Assembly of Handguard.
Insert Handguard into slot as illustrated in figure A,
ensuring that it is securely located.
Before Use
Before starting your hedge trimmer.
• Securing the cable in the Belt Clip helps keep the
cable away from blade.
1. Push up the hook on the Belt Clip (B1)
2. Place the rear section of the Belt Clip behind your
belt (B2)
3. Push down the hook on the Belt Clip to secure it onto
your belt (B3)
4. Form a loop in the mains cable and push the loop
through the hole in the Belt Clip (C1) ensuring the coil
in the cable is close to the clip.
5. To secure, position the loop over the hook and pull
back (C2).
6. Connect to mains and switch on
7. Remove blade cover (D).
Starting and Stopping
To start your hedge trimmer
EasiCut 420/450/510
There are three switch levers fitted to your Hedgetrimmer.
Main switch lever (E1) and one other switch lever
need to be held in the operating position (E2 or F1)
for the product to start.
To start, push forward the lock-off button (G1),
squeeze the main switch lever (G2), release lock-off
Main switch lever (G2) and one other need to be
held in the operating position (G3, H1 or J1) for the
product to start.
To stop your hedge trimmer
To start your hedge trimmer
EasiCut 600XT
There are four switch levers fitted to your hedge
Move hedge trimmer away from cutting area before
To stop, release any switch lever.(K, L)
How to Use
How to Use your hedge trimmer
1. Inspect area to be cut before each use - remove objects which can be thrown or become entangled in the
cutting blades.
2. Always keep the hedge trimmer in front of your body.
Hold handle firmly with both hands and stand in a secure and stable position.
3. Allow the cutting blades to reach full speed before entering the material to be cut.
4. Always work going away from people and solid objects
such as walls, large stones, trees, vehicles etc.
5. If blade stalls, immediately stop the hedge trimmer.
Disconnect the hedge trimmer from the power source
and clear jammed debris from the cutting blades. Inspect blades and repair or replace as needed.
Top Cutting
Use a wide sweeping motion. (M) A slight downward tilt
of the cutting blades in the direction of motion gives the
best cutting results.
Side Cutting
When trimming the sides of the hedge, begin at the bottom and
cut upwards (N), tapering the hedge inward at the top. This shape
will expose more of the hedge, resulting in more uniformed
Caring for your Hedgetrimmer
Disconnect from the mains electricity supply, before attempting any maintenance or adjustment.
Cleaning (P)
1. Using a soft brush - remove debris from all air intakes and cutting blade.
2. Wipe over surface of your hedge trimmer with a dry
Never use water for cleaning your hedge trimmer.
Do not clean with chemicals, including petrol, or solvents - some can destroy critical plastic parts.
Lubricating the Cutting Blade
For easier operation and longer life, lubricate the cutter
blades before and after use. Apply the oil so that it runs between the two blades. (R).
At the end of the Cutting Season.
1. Clean your hedge trimmer thoroughly.
2. Check that all nuts and bolts are secure.
3. Visually inspect the hedge trimmer for any worn or damaged parts, contact your local Service Centre if any parts
require replacement.
To store your hedge trimmer
Ensure the blade cover is fitted before storage.
Store in a dry place where your hedge trimmer is
protected from damage.
Fault Finding Hints
Fails to Operate
1. Is the Power Turned On?
2. Check the fuse in the plug, if blown replace.
3. Fuse continues to blow?
Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity
supply and consult your local approved Service
Cutting blade stops under load
1. Cut at a slower pace.
2. If cutting blade still stops under load?
Disconnect from the mains electricity supply and
consult your local approved Service Centre.
Fails to stop when one switch lever is released.
Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity
supply and consult your local approved Service
Poor cut quality
1. Ensure the product is being used correctly (see How
to Use)
2. Ensure blades are free from trapped debris
3. Damaged Blades?
Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity
supply and consult your local approved Service
Excessive Vibration
Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity
supply and consult your local approved Service
Environmental Information
Awareness of the environment must be considered when
disposing of ʻend-of-lifeʼ product.
If necessary, contact your local authority for disposal
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated as household
waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of electrical and elec-
tronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed
of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health,
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. For more detailed information
about recycling of this product, please contact your local
council office, your household waste disposal service or
the shop where you purchased the product.
Guarantee & Guarantee Policy
If any part is found to be defective due to faulty manufacture within the guarantee period, Husqvarna UK Ltd.,
through its Authorised Service Repairers will effect the
repair or replacement to the customer free of charge
(a) The fault is reported directly to the Authorised Repairer.
(b) Proof of purchase is provided.
(c) The fault is not caused by misuse, neglect or faulty
adjustment by the user.
(d) The failure has not occurred through fair wear and tear.
(e) The machine has not been serviced or repaired,
taken apart or tampered with by any person not authorised by Husqvarna UK Ltd.
(f) The machine has not been used for hire.
(g) The machine is owned by the original purchaser.
(h) The machine has not been used outside of the country for which it was specified.
(i) The machine has not been used commercially.
This guarantee is additional to, and in no way diminishes the customers statutory rights.
Failures due to the following are not covered, therefore it
is important that you read the instructions contained in
this Operator's Manual and understand how to operate
and maintain your machine:
Failures not covered by guarantee
* Replacing worn or damaged blades
* Failures as a result of not reporting an initial fault.
* Failures as a result of sudden impact.
* Failures as a result of not using the product in accordance with the instructions and recommendations contained in this Operator's Manual.
* Machines used for hire are not covered by this guarantee.
* The following items listed are considered as wearing
parts and their life is dependent on regular maintenance
and are, therefore not normally subject to a valid warranty claim: Blades, Electric Mains cable.
* Caution!
Husqvarna UK Ltd. does not accept liability under the
warranty for defects caused in whole or part, directly
or indirectly by the fitting of replacement parts or additional parts that are not either manufactured or approved by Husqvarna UK Ltd., or by the machine
having been modified in any way
Service Recommendations
1. We strongly recommend that your product is serviced
at least every twelve months, more often in a professional application.
2. Always use genuine Flymo Spare Parts.
3. Pre-packed spares are available from most Flymo
Approved stockists.
4. Your product is uniquely identified by a silver and
black product rating label
5. If you have a problem with your machine contact your
local Approved Service Centre ensuring you have full
details of your product as described on the product rating label.
6. Should it be necessary for work to be carried out by your
Service Centre, it is important to take your complete machine including cable and any extension cables used.
A network of specialist dealers can be found in your local
Yellow Pages. To obtain service on your product simply
telephone or visit your local Service Centre. Should you require service under the terms of our guarantee the Service
Centre will require proof of purchase.
All of the centres listed stock genuine Flymo Spare Parts.
NOTE: Our Service Repairers act on their own behalf
and are not empowered to commit or legally bind Husqvarna UK Ltd. in any manner whatsoever.
EC Declaration of Conformity
Husqvarna UK Ltd., Aycliffe Industrial Park
Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 6UP, England
Declare under our sole responsibility that the product(s);
Type(s) ............................EC420, EC450, EC500, EC510, EC600
Identification of Series.......See Product Rating Label
Year of Construction..........See Product Rating Label
Conforms to the essential requirements & provisions of the following EC Directives:
98/37/EC (until 31.12.09), 2006/42/EC (from 01.01.10), 2004/108/EC, 2000/14/EC
based on the following EU harmonized standards applied:
EN60745-1, EN60745-2-15, EN774, EN50366, EN55014-1, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3
The maximum A weighted sound pressure level LpA at the workstation, measured according to EN ISO 11203,
recorded on a sample of the above product(s) corresponds to the Level given in the table.
The maximum hand / arm vibration weighted value measured according to EN ISO 5349 on a sample of the above
product(s) corresponds to the Value ah given in the table.
2000/14/EC: The Measured Sound Power LWA & Guaranteed Sound Power LWA values are according to the tabulated
Conformity Assessment Procedure............... Annex V
Notified Body................................................. Intertek, Cleeve Road
Leatherhead, Surrey
KT22 7SB, England
Newton Aycliffe 17/09/2008
Research & Development Director
Husqvarna UK Ltd.
Blade length (cm)
Power (W)
Measured Sound Power LWA (dB(A))
Guaranteed Sound Power LWA (dB(A))
Level (dB(A))
Value ah (m/s2)
Uncertainty K of ah (m/s2)
Weight (Kg)
Husqvarna UK Ltd.
Aycliffe Industrial Park
Co.Durham DL5 6UP
Telephone - 01325 302302 Fax - 01325 310339
Our policy of continuous improvement means that the specification of products may be altered from time to time without prior notice.
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