Flymo 450 Trimmer User Manual

EasiCut 420/EasiCut 450/
EasiCut 510
EasiCut 600XT
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Carton Contents
EasiCut 420/450/510
Handguard
blade cover
instruction
manual
belt clip
EasiCut 600XT
Handguard
blade cover
instruction
manual
belt clip
IMPORTANT !
Please check the contents of the carton are correct BEFORE assembling your new product.
IF ANY PARTS ARE MISSING CONTACT:Husqvarna Outdoor Products Customer Service Department direct
Telephone :
0870 609 1901
Fax :
0870 609 1902
Safety
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
Warning.
Read the user instructions carefully to
make sure you understand all the controls
and what they do.
Switch off! Remove plug from mains
before adjusting, cleaning or if cable is
entangled or damaged. Keep the cable
away from the blade.
Do not use in the rain or leave the product
outdoors while raining.
The use of eye protection is recommended.
Safety
General
1. Never allow children or people unfamiliar with these
instructions to use the Hedgetrimmer. Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator.
2. Only use the Hedgetrimmer in the manner and
for the functions described in these instructions.
3. Never operate the Hedgetrimmer when you are
tired, ill or under the influence of alcohol, drugs
or medicine.
4. The operator or user is responsible for accidents
or hazards occurring to other people or their
property.
Electrical
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 Hedgetrimmer 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 Hedgetrimmer.
6. Keep the cable clear of the cutting area and
obstacles at all times.
7. Never carry the product by the cable.
8. Never pull on the cable to disconnect any of the
plugs
9. Do not pull cable around sharp objects.
10. Always switch off at the mains before disconnecting any plug, cable connector or extension
cable.
11. 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.
12. Always wind cable carefully, avoiding kinking.
13. Use only on AC mains supply voltage shown on
the product rating label.
14. Our products are double insulated to EN50144.
Under no circumstances should an earth be connected to any part of the product.
Preparation
1. Always wear suitable clothing, gloves, and stout
shoes. The use of safety glasses is recommended. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery which
can be caught in moving parts.
2. Thoroughly inspect the area where the
Hedgetrimmer 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
necessary.
4. Always ensure the hand guard supplied is fitted
before using the Hedgetrimmer. Never attempt
to use an incomplete Hedgetrimmer or one with
an unauthorised modification.
Use
1. Use the Hedgetrimmer only in daylight or good
artificial light.
2. Avoid operating your Hedgetrimmer on a wet
hedge, where feasible.
3. Know how to stop the Hedgetrimmer quickly in
an emergency.
4. Never hold the Hedgetrimmer by the guard.
5. Never operate the Hedgetrimmer with damaged
guards or without guards in place.
6. Remove plug from mains before passing
Hedgetrimmer to another person.
7. Avoid operating while people especially children
are nearby.
8. Whilst using the Hedgetrimmer always be sure
of a safe and secure operating position. Do not
overreach.
9. Keep hands and feet away from the cutting
means at all times and especially when switching on the motor.
10. Do not use stepladders whilst operating the
Hedgetrimmer.
11. Remove the plug from the mains :- before leaving the Hedgetrimmer unattended for
any period;
- before clearing a blockage;
- before checking, cleaning or working on the
appliance;
- if you hit an object. Do not use your
Hedgetrimmer until you are sure that the entire
Hedgetrimmer is in a safe operating condition;
- if the Hedgetrimmer starts to vibrate abnormally.
Check immediately. Excessive vibration can
cause injury.
- before passing to another person.
Maintenance and storage
1. Keep all nuts, bolts and screws secure to be sure the
Hedgetrimmer is in safe working condition.
2. Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
3. Be careful during adjustment of the
Hedgetrimmer to prevent entrapment of the fingers between moving blades and fixed parts of
the machine.
4. After use the Hedgetrimmer should be stored
using the blade cover provided.
CABLES
IMPORTANT
• Use only 1.00mm2 size cable up to 40 metres
length maximum.
Maximum rating :
1.00mm2 size cable, 10 amps 250 volts AC.
• YOUR HEDGETRIMMER IS SUPPLIED
WITH CABLE WIRED DIRECTLY INTO THE
PRODUCT.
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
IMPORTANT
• 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.
MAINS PLUG REPLACEMENT
IMPORTANT
• 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 EN50144 and under no circumstances should an earth be connected to any
part of the product.
2. Ensure the mains voltage suits your product
3. IMPORTANT!
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
BLUE
NEUTRAL
BROWN LIVE
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. nondetachable mains electric cable, a conversion kit and extension cable is available
from all Approved Service Centres which
can be found in your local Yellow Pages.
Assembly
A
Assembly of Handguard.
1. Insert Handguard into slot as illustrated in
figure A, ensuring that it is securely located.
DO NOT USE THE PRODUCT WITHOUT FITTING THE HANDGUARD
Before Use
B1
B3
B2
C1
C2
D
Before starting your Hedgetrimmer.
• 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
E
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J
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K
L
1
To start your Hedgetrimmer
EasiCut 420/450/510
1. There are three switch levers fitted to your Hedgetrimmer.
2. 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 your Hedgetrimmer
EasiCut 600XT
1. There are four switch levers fitted to your Hedgetrimmer.
2. To start, push forward the lock-off button (G1), squeeze
the main switch lever (G2), release lock-off button.
3. 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 Hedgetrimmer
• Move Hedgetrimmer away from cutting area
before stopping.
1. To stop, release any switch lever.(K, L)
How to Use
How to Use your Hedgetrimmer
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 Hedgetrimmer 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
Hedgetrimmer. Disconnect the Hedgetrimmer
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 growth.
M
N
Caring for your Hedgetrimmer
•
WARNING
Disconnect from the mains electricity supply, before attempting any maintenance or
adjustment.
P
Cleaning (P)
1. Using a soft brush - remove debris from all
air intakes and cutting blade.
2. Wipe over surface of your hedgetrimmer
with a dry cloth.
•
IMPORTANT
Never use water for cleaning your hedgetrimmer. 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
1.
2.
3.
the end of the Cutting Season.
Clean your Hedgetrimmer thoroughly.
Check that all nuts and bolts are secure.
Visually inspect the Hedgetrimmer for any worn
or damaged parts, contact your local Service
Centre if any parts require replacement.
To store your Hedgetrimmer
• Ensure the blade cover is fitted before
storage.
• Store in a dry place where your
Hedgetrimmer is protected from damage.
R
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 Centre.
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 Centre.
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 Centre.
Excessive Vibration
Immediately disconnect from the mains
electricity supply and consult your local
approved Service Centre.
Environmental Information
• Awareness of the environment must be considered
when disposing of ‘end-of-life’ product.
• If necessary, contact your local authority for
disposal information.
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 electronic 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 Outdoor Products, through its Authorised
Service Repairers will effect the repair or replacement to the customer free of charge providing:
(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 Outdoor Products.
(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 Outdoor Products 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
Outdoor Products, 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. Prepacked 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 com-
plete 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 Outdoor Products in any manner whatsoever.
EC Declaration of Conformity
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Husqvarna
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
NEWTON AYCLIFFE, Co. Durham. DL5
6UP. Certify that the product:Category........ Hedgetrimmer
Make.............. Husqvarna Outdoor
Products
Conforms to the specifications of Directive
2000/14/EC
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Husqvarna
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
NEWTON AYCLIFFE, Co. Durham. DL5
6UP Certify the maximum weighted sound
pressure level recorded on a sample of the
above product at the operator position
under free field conditions was: -
Identification of Series......See Product Rating Label
Conformity Assessment Procedure....ANNEX VI
Notified Body................Intertek, Cleeve Road, Leatherhead,
Surrey. KT22 7SB England
Other Directives:-............. 98/37/EC, 89/336/EEC,
73/23/EEC
& applicable standards:-. EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3,
EN55014-1, EN774, EN50144-1, EN50144-2-15, EN50366
I, the undersigned M. Bowden of Husqvarna
Outdoor Products, Aycliffe Industrial Park,
NEWTON AYCLIFFE, Co. Durham. DL5
6UP Certify the maximum weighted root
mean square value recorded on a sample
of the above product at the operators hand
position was: -
Type............................................... EC420
Blade Length................................ 42cm
Watts.............................................. 420
Guaranteed sound power level.. 99 dB (A)
Measured Sound Power Level...97 dB (A)
Level............................................... 86 dB (A)
Value.............................................. 0.66 m/s2
Weight............................................ 2.8 Kg
EC450
45cm
450
105 dB (A)
97 dB (A)
91 dB (A)
1.34 m/s2
2.8 kg
EC510
51cm
500
106 dB (A)
99 dB (A)
88 dB (A)
0.79 m/s2
2.9 kg
EC600
60cm
500
97 dB (A)
96 dB (A)
88 dB (A)
1.11 m/s2
3.0 kg
Newton Aycliffe, 20/11/2006
M. Bowden,
Research & Development Director
Husqvarna Outdoor Products
Aycliffe Industrial Park
NEWTON AYCLIFFE
Co.Durham DL5 6UP
ENGLAND
Telephone - 0870 609 1901 Fax - 0870 609 1902
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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