Date: 110311
Edition: 03
Op: AB
Warranty Power Tools
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Description of symbols
Safety instructions
Additional safety rules for edgers
Contents of carton
Know your product
Starting the edger
Stopping the edger
Running in the engine
Cutting depth
Edge guide
Landscaping / trenching
Changing the blade
Storage and maintenance after use
Description of symbols
Your new 909 power tool will more than satisfy
your expectations. It has been manufactured under
stringent 909 Quality Standards to meet superior
performance criteria.
You will find your new tool easy and safe to operate,
and, with proper care, it will give you many years
of dependable service.
CAUTION. Carefully read through this entire Instruction
Manual before using your new 909 Power Tool. Take
special care to heed the Cautions and Warnings.
Your 909 power tool has many features that will make
your job faster and easier. Safety, performance, and
dependability have been given top priority in the
development of this tool, making it easy to maintain
and operate.
The rating plate on your tool may show symbols. These
represent important information about the product or
instructions on its use.
Wear hearing protection.
Wear eye protection.
Wear breathing protection.
Conforms to relevant standards for
electromagnetic compatibility.
Ensure that the operator reads and
understands the instruction manual
Choke control
Start position (choke closed).
Run position (choke open).
Environmental protection
Recycle unwanted materials instead
of disposing of them as waste. All tools,
hoses and packaging should be sorted,
taken to the local recycling centre and
disposed of in an environmentally safe way.
Use at a distance of at least 15m from
other people.
Thrown objects and rotating line can
cause severe injury.
WARNING. Do not put hands or feet under the
cover of the machine when it is running.
WARNING. Rotating blades.
Flammable material.
Extremely hot surface. Do not touch a hot muffler,
gear box or cylinder, you may get burned. These
parts get extremely hot from operation and remain
hot for a short time after the unit is turned off.
2) Electrical safety
Depth of cut:
Size of blade:
Bore size:
Fuel type:
Fuel mixture:
Fuel tank capacity:
Equivalent Spark plugs:
Sound pressure value:
26 cc, 2 Stroke
0 - 2200 min-1
10 mm, 20 mm, 30 mm
180 mm
14 mm
Unleaded petrol / oil (40:1)
700 ml
119 db(A)
7.5 kg
a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter 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 grounded.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
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
f) To reduce the risk of electric shock, the manufacturer
recommends the use of a residual current device
with a rated residual current of 30mA or less at
all times.
3) Personal safety
General safety rules
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 “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mainsoperated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless)
power tool.
1) Work area 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 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 hat, or hearing protection
used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal
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.
tool or these instructions to operate the power tool.
Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained
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 use. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
f ) 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
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 tool 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 parts.
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 dust-related hazards.
4) Power tool use and care
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.
Additional safety rules for edgers
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
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
Even when the tool is used as prescribed it is not possible
to eliminate all residual risk factors. The following hazards
may arise in connection with the tool’s construction and
• Contact with the blade.
• Kickback of the edger due to hidden solid objects.
• Blade fracture.
• Catapulting of blade pieces.
• Damage to hearing if effective earmuffs are not worn.
• Do not use blades that are deformed or cracked.
• Do not operate in a hazardous location. Such areas
include where there is a risk of explosion of petrol fumes,
leaking gas or explosive dust.
• Do not operate in a confined area. Exhaust gases,
smoke or fumes could reach dangerous concentrations.
• Protect your tool. This edger is NOT WEATHERPROOF
and should not be exposed to direct sunlight, high
ambient temperature and damp, wet or high humidity
• Do not smoke while refuelling. This is potentially
dangerous as it may ignite the fuel and cause an
• Take care not to spill fuel. When refuelling the edger
ensure that the motor has been switched off. Prevent the
spilling of fuel as this may also ignite with the hot motor.
Never refuel whilst the engine running.
• Be careful where you store the edger. Store the edger in
a dry area away from flammable liquids.
• Keep your distance. The edger emits exhaust fumes.
Ensure bystanders keep a safe distance.
• Ensure you use oil-mix fuel. Ensure that you mix 40 parts
unleaded fuel to 1 part engine grade oil. If not, the engine
will overheat and cause damage to your edger.
• Never fill fuel tank indoors. Never fill fuel tank when
engine is running or hot. Do not smoke when filling
fuel tank.
• When making any adjustments to the tool always wait
for the blade to come to a complete stop and turn off the
• Never attempt to unclog the blade chamber by tapping
the tool on the ground, this can damage the unit.
• Keep hands clear of edge guide and blade when
cleaning as these wear to a very sharp point during
• Before landscaping or trenching, inspect and ensure
there are no exposed or buried cables or pipes or
other objects that may create a hazard or interfere with
operating the edger.
• Set depth to only that required for the job, do not
overload. If tool slows, pull back slightly and wait until
blade returns to normal speed.
• Check damaged parts before further use of the
appliance, a guard or other part that is damaged should
be carefully checked to determine that it will operate
properly and perform it’s intended function. Check for
alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts,
mounting, and any other conditions that may affect it’s
• Ensure guards are kept in place.
• Always keep blade area clean.
• When using the edger, stones, pieces of metal and other
objects can be thrown out at high speed by the blade.
The tool and guard are designed to reduce the danger.
However, the following special precautions should be
• Wear safety glasses or other eye protection, gloves,
long pants and suitable footwear.
• Make sure that other people and pets are at least 5
metres away.
• Always stand to left side of main handle.
• Before landscaping or Trenching, check for buried
electrical cables.
• To reduce the risk of injury, work going away from
nearby solid objects such as walls, steps, stones, trees
etc. Use great care when working close to solid objects,
and where necessary, do edging or trimming by hand.
• Use only blades as recommended.
• Do not attempt to free a jammed blade before first
switching off the machine.
• Let the blade come to rest naturally.
• Periodically check that all fixings are properly tightened.
Know your product
1. Lock off button
2. Throttle trigger
3. Ignition switch
4. Auxiliary handle
5. Shaft
6. Edger guide lever
7. Wheel
8. Auxiliary handle lock knob
9. Height adjustment knob
10. Guide wheel
11. Blade cut indicator
12. Fuel tank
13. Recoil starter
14. Primer bulb
15. Spark plug
16. Air filter cover
17. Choke lever
18. Shaft height adjustment knob
19. Air filter cover locking knob
Contents of carton
Attaching the auxiliary handle
The 909 edger is supplied with the following accessories as
• Blade spanner
• Large flange spanner
• Spark plug wrench
• Auxiliary handle
• Auxiliary handle locking knob
• Shaft height adjustment knob
To attach the auxiliary handle fit it
onto the slot on the main handle.
Adjust it to the most comfortable
position and insert the auxiliary
handle locking knob (8), securing
it firmly.
1. Use fresh unleaded petrol. You must use 100% synthetic
oil specifically made for heavily stressed two-stroke
2. Mix the petrol and oil in an approved container.
Never mix fuel in the edger.
3. Place the edger upright on the ground or on
a sturdy bench and wipe any debris from around the
fuel cap.
4. Unscrew the fuel tank cap and pour the mixture into
the tank.
5. Be careful not to spill any mixture. If this happens,
wipe the spill with a clean rag.
Due to modern mass production techniques, it is unlikely
that your 909 Power Tool is faulty or that a part is missing.
If you find anything wrong, do not operate the tool until the
parts have been replaced or the fault has been rectified.
Failure to do so could result in serious personal injury.
Inserting the shaft
Remove the nut from the hole in the base of the edger and
insert the shaft. Replace the nut and re-tighten it.
Telescope handle adjustment
The shaft handle can be set at
three different heights.
To set the height for your
comfort, slide the tube up to
the level required using one of
the three holes provided and
insert the coach screw. Tighten
the shaft height assembly
adjustment knob (18).
6. Start the engine at least three metres away from the area
where the fuel tank has been filled up in order
to avoid any risk of fire.
• Danger of fire and burn injury.
• Always use extreme care when handling fuel!
Fuel is highly flammable.
• Never attempt to fuel the edger if the fuel system
components are damaged or are leaking.
• Never attempt the refuel the engine while it is running or
still warm, allow it to cool before fuelling.
• Never smoke or light any fires near the edger
or fuels.
• Always transport and store fuels in an approved
• Never place flammable material close to the
engine muffler.
• Do not use petrol which contains ethanol or methanol as
it may damage the fuel lines and other engine parts.
• Mix only enough fuel for your immediate needs. If fuel
must be stored longer than 30 days, it should first be
treated with a stabilizer or similar product.
Note. This is not necessary if the engine is warm.
3. Push the choke lever (17) up to the start position (the
choke is now closed).
Note. Again this is not necessary if the engine is warm.
4. Pull the recoil starter (13) until
the engine sounds like it
wants to run.
5. Push the choke down to the
run position.
6. Pull the recoil starter rapidly
until the engine starts.
7. Allow the engine to run for 10
seconds to let it warm up.
8. To increase the engine speed depress the Lock Off
button (1) on the side of the handle and squeeze the
throttle trigger (2).
Stopping the edger
Starting the edger
Stop the engine by pressing the
Off button (3) to the off position
marked 0.
Choke control
Start position (choke closed).
Running in the engine
Run position (choke open).
To start the engine, proceed as follows:
1. Move the ignition switch (3) to the on position marked
with an I.
2. Press the primer bulb (14) 6 times until there are no air
bubbles visible in the fuel discharge line.
1. During the first ten hours of
work, run the engine at a
moderate RPM.
2. We advise you in any case not
to maintain your engine at a high speed as the different
components must settle with each other during the
process of running in the engine.
3. It is at the end of the running in period that the engine will
reach its maximum power.
4. After the first two hours of work, stop and make sure that
all nuts and screws are securely fastened, and tighten
them if necessary.
The edge guide control knob
should be returned to the upright
position to lock the guide in the
down position.
To release the edge guide, hold
the edge guide control knob and
move the knob sideways toward
the centre of the edger and then
pull upwards to lift the guide.
Cutting depth
The cutting depth of the edger can be altered to one of 3
settings 10mm, 20mm and 30mm.
1. To adjust the cutting depth,
loosen the Height adjustment
knob approx 5-6 full turns, but
do not remove.
2. Push the knob fully towards
the body of the edger and
at the same time move the
front wheel arm across to the
opposite side of the housing.
3. Raise or lower the arm to the
desired position, and then
pull the height adjusting knob
outwards. Rotate the knob in
a clockwise direction until all
of the slack is taken out of
4. Check to ensure the front
wheel arm has located into
one of the pre-allocated positions and the head of the
bolt securing the front wheel arm is sitting flat on the
surface of the wheel arm. Firmly tighten the height
adjustment knob.
1. Before edging check the area and remove all obstacles
and objects that could be thrown.
2. Set the cut depth at 20mm and set edge guide to the
down position. Blade depth may have to be adjusted to
differences in height between hard surfaces and the top
of the grass.
3. The guard is fitted with a
raised rib section which acts
as a blade cut indicator (11).
This rib will assist in guiding
the operator where the blade
will cut. During operation the
operator can sight down the rib
of the guard to where the edge
is to be cut.
4. Before starting the edger, line up the tool so the edge
guide rests against the edge of the paved surface,
both rear wheels should be on the paved surface when
Hint: When there is heavy overgrowth of grass over the
paved surface it may drag on the guard. An initial cut may
be required with the edger on the grass side. This will
require lifting up the edger guide and may require reducing
the depth of cut.
5. To avoid kickback of edger, tilt the handle down so the
blade is above the ground.
6. When starting to edge, run the engine at full throttle and
lower the blade gently into the ground, being careful not
Edge guide
The edge guide is used when edging is required against a
solid material like a paved surface. It is important to ensure
the edge guide is used in these conditions as the edge
guide will assist in preventing the
blade from making direct contact
with the paved surface.
To use the edge guide, hold the
edge guide control knob (6) and
move the knob sideways toward
the centre of the edger and then
push downwards, ensuring that
the guide fits into the allocated slot.
to hit concrete with the blade.
7. Slowly lift the handle to lower
the blade, finding the edge
of the paved surface and
start edging. Then move tool
forward slowly along edge of
paved surface, keeping the
edge guide pressed lightly
against the pavement edge.
For the first edging each season, it’s best to move forward
slowly because grass is thickest then. Subsequent edging
will be completed more rapidly. If the tool slows down, back
it up slightly until the blade returns to normal speed. During
edging some sparks may be generated from hitting stones,
this is normal.
WARNING. The unit may become very hot during use.
Avoid contact during and immediately after operation.
Landscaping / trenching
Remove the lock nut completely
along with the outer flange and
There is no need to remove
the inner flange although on re
assembly the area of the inner
flange must be free of foreign
particles of dirt etc.
To re assemble with the a new
blade fit the inner flange on to
the spindle, fit the replacement
blade and secure the outer
flange on to the spindle and
Ensure the assembly is correct
and the blade is correctly
orientated by checking the
diagram below.
With the spanner fitted to the
outer flange, fit the locking
nut and tighten with the blade
spanner in a clockwise direction.
After the blade is secure, rotate
the blade by hand to ensure the
blade is not making contact with
any components of the edger.
Blade wear is expected whenever you use your edger.
Blades wear quite quickly when edging along concrete
paths. This does not effect the efficiency of the edger and is
expected due to the aggressive abrasion of concrete
on steel.
Edger blades are not a warranty item! Edger blades are
available from your local Hardware store.
Before landscaping or trenching, inspect and ensure there
are no exposed or buried cables or pipes or other objects
that may create a hazard or interfere with operating the
edger. Lift the edge guide lever (6) for all trenching. Set
depth to only that required for the job, do not overload, if
tool slows, pull back slightly and wait until the blade returns
to normal speed.
Changing the Blade
Position the edger on its side with the Blade uppermost.
Ensure the surface you are working on is clean and foreign
particles (stones etc) cannot enter the air intake slots of the
motor housing.
Place the large flange spanner
over the outer blade flange.
Fit the blade spanner over the
blade lock nut and while holding
firmly the spanner on the blade
flange, rotate the locking nut in
an anti-clockwise direction.
plug with an equivalent spark
plug, including NGK BM4A,
4. Install the spark plug finger
tight in the cylinder head, then tighten it firmly with the
spark plug wrench.
WARNING. The engine of the petrol edger must be at
a complete stop during assembling, repair and cleaning
operations that could be necessary.
Air filter
Accumulated dust in the air filter
will reduce engine efficiency.
Increase fuel consumption and
allow abrasive particles to pass
into the engine. Remove the air
filter as often as necessary to
maintain a clean condition.
• Remove air filter cover (16)
by turning the air filter locking
knob (19) anti-clockwise and removing the cover as you
do carefully remove the Air intake tube so that you can
access the filter.
• Light surface dust can readily be removed by tapping the
• Heavy deposits should be washed out in suitable
detergent and the filter dried fully before re-installing.
Checking the spark plug
• It is recommended once you first use your petrol edger to
get it serviced after 15 hours of use.
• From thereafter, service the petrol edger every 2 years.
Storage and maintenance after use
• When you finish working, clean the petrol edger
completely, making sure there is no grass or dirt wrapped
in the cutting tools, and put it back into its package in
order to avoid its hurting you or other people during
• Be aware to not hit or cut the fuel tank if you put it onto
the ground.
• Store the petrol edger away from direct sunlight.
• Do not store in a nylon bag as this can encourage the
formation of mould.
• At the end of the season, give the petrol edger an overall
cleaning and a thorough check.
Whenever the machine is not used for a long period of time,
proceed as follows:
• Empty the fuel tank completely.
• Protect all metal engine parts from corrosion by coating
them with oil.
• Remove the spark plug, put a few drops of oil into the
cylinder and then pull the recoil starter 2 to 3 times in
order to distribute the oil evenly. Replace the spark plug.
Check the spark plug every 10-15 hours of use.
1. Remove the spark plug cover.
2. Use the spark plug wrench to remove the spark plug, by
turning it anti clockwise.
3. Clean and adjust the spark plug gap to 0.6 - 0.7mm.
Replace any damaged or visibly worn plug with a worn
Power loss or sudden stopping of the engine
• Check whether the fuel tank is empty.
• The mixture does not reach the carburettor. Clean the
fuel filter in the fuel tank.
• There is water in the mixture. Drain and rinse all the
fuel system.
• The air filter is dirty. Clean the air filter.
• There are carbon deposits in the cylinder exhaust pipe
or the muffler. Clean those or change the muffler.
Bad quality cut
• Overloaded cutting due to grass too thick for
engine power.
• Wrapped vegetal material on the cutting tool.