KING CANADA ELECTRIC LEAF BLOWER MODEL: 8501BL INSTRUCTION MANUAL COPYRIGHT © 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY KING CANADA TOOLS INC. WARRANTY INFORMATION 2-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ELECTRIC LEAF BLOWER KING CANADA TOOLS OFFERS A 2-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NON-COMMERCIAL USE. PROOF OF PURCHASE Please keep your dated proof of purchase for warranty and servicing purposes. REPLACEMENT PARTS Replacement parts for this product are available at our authorized King Canada service centers across Canada. LIMITED TOOL WARRANTY King Canada makes every effort to ensure that this product meets high quality and durability standards. King Canada warrants to the original retail consumer a 2-year limited warranty as of the date the product was purchased at retail and that each product is free from defects in materials. Warranty does not apply to defects due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, normal wear and tear, negligence or accidents, repairs done by an unauthorized service center, alterations and lack of maintenance. King Canada shall in no event be liable for death, injuries to persons or property or for incidental, special or consequential damages arising from the use of our products. To take advantage of this limited warranty, return the product at your expense together with your dated proof of purshase to an authorized King Canada service center. Contact your retailer or visit our web site at www.kingcanada.com for an updated listing of our authorized service centers. In cooperation with our authorized serviced center, King Canada will either repair or replace the product if any part or parts covered under this warranty which examination proves to be defective in workmanship or material during the warranty period. NOTE TO USER This instruction manual is meant to serve as a guide only. Specifications and references are subject to change without prior notice. PARTS DIAGRAM & PARTS LISTS Refer to the Parts section of the King Canada web site for the most updated parts diagram and parts list. KING CANADA INC. DORVAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA H9P 2Y4 www.kingcanada.com GENERAL & SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELECTRIC LEAF BLOWERS 1. KNOW YOUR TOOL Read and understand the owners manual and labels affixed to the tool. Learn its application and limitations as well as its specific potential hazards. 2. KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE. Keep in good working order, properly adjusted and aligned. 3. KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents. Make sure the floor is clean and not slippery due to wax and sawdust build-up. 4. DON’T USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don’t use power tools in damp or wet locations, or expose them to rain. Keep work area well lit and provide adequate surrounding work space. 5. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors should be kept a safe distance from work area. 6. MAKE WORKSHOP CHILD-PROOF. -with padlocks, master switches or by removing starter keys. 7. DON’T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed. 8. USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD Make sure the extension cord is in good condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your tool will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. See electrical information page for table showing correct size to use depending on the cord lenght and the nameplate amperage rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord. 9. WEAR PROPER APPAREL. Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties or jewelry (rings, watch) which may get caught in moving parts. Non-slip footwear is recommended. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair. Roll up long sleeves above the elbows. 10. ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES. Also use a face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty. Always wear safety glasses (ANSI Z87.1). Everyday eyeglasses only have impact resistant lenses, thet are NOT safety glasses. 11. DON’T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. 12. MAINTAIN TOOL WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp and clean for best and safest performance. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories. 13. DISCONNECT TOOLS. Before servicing, when changing accessories or attachments. 14. AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING. Make sure the swich is in the ‘’OFF’’ position before plugging in. 15. USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult the manual for recommended accessories. Follow the instructions that accompany the accessories. The use of improper accessories may cause risk of injury to persons. 16. CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the tool, a guard or other parts that are damaged should be carefully checked to ensure that they will operate properly and perform their intended function. Check for alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and any other conditions that may affect its operation. A guard or other parts that are damaged should be properly repaired or replaced. 17. NEVER LEAVE MACHINE RUNNING UNATTENDED. TURN POWER OFF. Don’t leave any tool running until it comes to a complete stop. SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES 1. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. When using an extention cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw. A wire gauge size (A.W.G.) of at least 14 is recommended for an extension cord 50’ (15m) or less in length. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage, resulting in loss of power and overheating. 2. Do not point the blower tube in the direction of people or pets, or in the direction of windows. Use extra caution when blowing debris near solid objects such as trees, automobiles and walls. 3. Never run the unit without proper equipment attached. Always ensure the blower tube is installed. 4. When not in use, blower should be stored indoors in a dry, in a secure location out of the reach of children. 5. Maintain tool with care. Keep fan area clean for best and safest performance. Follow instructions for proper maintenance. 6. Only use blower in daylight, do not use in the dark. 7. Check air vents. Keep air vents free of debris which can restrict air flow and cause damage to the blower. 8. Do not unplug by pulling on extension cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the extension cord. 9. To reduce risk of electric shock, do not expose to rain, do not use on wet surfaces. Store indoors. 10. Be sure to secure the unit while transporting. 11. Store the unit in a dry area, locked up to prevent unauthorized use or damage, and stored in a high place, out of the reach of children. 12. Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other liquid. Keep handle dry, clean and free of debris. Clean after each use. See Maintenance instructions. 13. Do not leave the blower outdoors overnight, exposure to humidity could damage the unit. 14. Never place objects inside blower tube. These objects can be projected towards bystanders and cause serious injuries. 15. Never attempt to use blower to spread liquids such as water or fertilizers, internal damage will occur. GETTING TO KNOW YOUR ELECTRIC LEAF BLOWER 1. Blower tube attachment. Gets installed to the air outlet. 2. 1 of 2 blower tube retaining clips. Fixes or releases the blower tube attachment. 3. Blower unit. 4. On/Off switch. MODEL Air speed Impellor size No load speed Motor Voltage Dimensions (LxWxH) Weight 5. Blower air inlet vents. Do not obstruct these air vents or else the blower air flow will be restricted. 6. Power cord (polarized) and extension cord lock system. Prevents the extension cord from being unplugged during use. 8501BL 290 Km/h (180 M/h) 4-3/4” 15,500 RPM 7.5 Amp. 110V, 1 phase, 60 Hz 31” x 8” x 11-1/2” 5 lbs ELECTRICAL INFORMATION WARNING! ALL ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS MUST BE DONE BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN. FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY! ALL ADJUSTMENTS OR REPAIRS MUST BE DONE WITH THIS POWER TOOL DISCONNECTED FROM THE POWER SOURCE. FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY! POWER SUPPLY WARNING: YOUR ELECTRIC BLOWER IS WIRED AT THE FACTORY FOR 110-120V OPERATION, IT MUST BE CONNECTED TO A 110-120V/15-AMP. TIME DELAY FUSE OR CIRCUIT BREAKER. FAILURE TO CONNECT IN THIS WAY CAN RESULT IN INJURY FROM SHOCK OR FIRE. The blower plug (A) Fig.1 is intended for use with a polarized 2 wire or 3 wire outdoor rated extension cord (B) as illustrated in Fig.1. B A SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS: POLARIZED PLUG To reduce the risk of electric shock, this blower comes with a polarized 120V plug (one blade is wider than the other). It 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 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 in the outlet, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not modify the tool plug or extension cord in any way. USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD Make sure the extension cord is in good condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your tool will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. See Fig.2 for table showing correct size to use depending on the cord lenght and the nameplate amperage rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord. Always use U.L. or CSA listed extension cords rated for outdoor use. WARNING: Replace damaged cords immediately. Use of damaged cords can shock, burn or electrocute. FIGURE 1 Tool’s Amperage Rating Cord Size in A.W.G. Cord Length in Feet 25 50 100 150 18 18 18 18 14 3-6 6-8 8-10 10-12 12-16 FIGURE 2 CONNECTING EXTENSION CORD TO BLOWER PLUG Secure the extension cord (A) Fig.3 to the extension cord lock (B) on the motor housing. First bend the end of the extension cord and then pass it through the cord lock opening (C). Then slip the extension cord around the “T” notch cord lock (B) and pull on the extension cord to get a tight fit. This will prevent accidental unplugging of the extension cord during use. Then plug the female end of the extension cord (D) into the tool’s polarized plug (A) Fig.1. WARNING! To reduce risk of electric shock, do not expose to rain, do not use on wet surfaces. Store indoors. FIGURE 3 16 16 16 16 12 16 14 14 14 - 14 12 12 12 - ASSEMBLY, OPERATION & MAINTENANCE ATTACHING/REMOVING BLOWER TUBE Align the grooves on the blower tube (A) Fig.4 with the grooves on the blower outlet (B). Push the blower tube onto the blower outlet until it clicks into position. To remove the blower tube, press the tube release buttons (C) while pulling on the blower tube. Warning! Make sure the blower tube is installed before attempting to use the blower. OPERATING YOUR BLOWER Refer to the general and specific safety instructions and familiarize yourself with your blower before attempting to operate. This blower is intended for the following use; -Clearing leaves and other debris from your lawn, deck or driveway. FIGURE 4 Starting/Stopping Blower 1) Connect an outdoor use extension cord to the polarized plug on the rear of the blower. Follow the instructions for locking extension cord to cord lock, refer to Fig.3. 2) To start the blower, move the On/Off switch (A) Fig.5 to the On (I) position. 3) To stop the blower, move the On/Off switch (A) Fig.5 to the Off (O) position. Operational guidelines 1) Hold the blower tube approximately 7” above the ground and turn the switch to the On position to start. In a sweeping motion, move the blower side-to-side, advancing slowing keeping the leaves, grass etc. in front of you. 2) Always blow around the outer edges of a debris pile. Never blow directly into the middle of a pile. 3) Loosen the debris pile using a broom or rake before blowing. If pile is dusty, slightly dampen the pile to limit airborne dust. 4) Always wear safety glasses to prevent rocks or solid debris from being blown or ricocheting into the eyes and face which can cause serious injury. 5) Always work away from solid objects such as large stones, cars and fences. 6) Be careful around flower beds, the force of the air could damage them. FIGURE 5 MAINTENENCE WARNING: For your own safety, turn switch “OFF” and remove extension cord plug from power source outlet before maintaining your blower. WARNING: All repairs, electrical or mechanical, should be attempted only by trained repairmen. Contact the nearest King Canada Service Center. Use only identical replacement parts, any other may create a hazard. If the power plug is worn or damaged in any way, have it replaced immediately. CLEANING AND STORAGE- TURN OFF AND UNPLUG TOOL! (Unplug extension cord at power source.) Use only mild soap and a damp cloth to clean the tool. Your blower should be stored indoors in a dry place. WARNING: Certain cleaning agents and solvents can damage plastic parts. Some of these are: gasoline, carbon tetrachloride, chlorinated cleaning solvents, ammonia and household detergents which contain ammonia. Avoiding use of these and other types of cleaning agents will minimize the possibility of damage. CAUTION: DO NOT POUR OR SPRAY WATER ON THE TOOL IN AN ATTEMPT TO CLEAN. Never let any liquid get inside the tool; never immerse any part of the tool into a liquid. Do not store the tool on or adjacent to fertilizers or chemicals. Such storage can cause rapid corrosion of the metal parts.