GL685 | Black&Decker GL685 STRING TRIMMER instruction manual

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Intended use
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Your Black & Decker strimmer GL680/GL690 has been designed
for trimming and finishing lawn edges and to cut grass in
confined spaces. This tool is intended for consumer use only.
Safety instructions
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Warning! When using mains-powered appliances,
basic safety precautions, including the following,
should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock and personal injury.
Read all of this manual carefully before operating the
appliance.
Before operating the appliance, make sure that you know
how to switch it off in an emergency.
The intended use is described in this manual. The use of
any accessory or attachment or performance of any
operation with this appliance other than those
recommended in this instruction manual may present a
risk of personal injury.
Retain this manual for future reference.
Work area
◆ Do not expose the appliance to rain. Do not use the
appliance in damp or wet conditions.
◆ Only use the appliance in daylight or good artificial light.
Personal protection
◆ Wear stout shoes or boots to protect your feet. Do not
operate the appliance wearing open-toed sandals or
when barefoot.
◆ Wear long trousers to protect your legs.
Using your appliance
◆ Be sure that the appliance is switched off when plugging in.
◆ Stay alert. Watch what you are doing. Use common sense.
◆ Do not operate the appliance when you are tired.
◆ If the appliance begins to vibrate abnormally, switch it off
and remove the plug from the socket. Allow rotating parts
to stop and inspect the appliance for damage and loose
parts.
◆ Never pull the cord to disconnect the plug from the socket.
Keep the cord away from heat, oil and sharp edges.
◆ If the mains cable is damaged during use, switch the
appliance off and disconnect the plug from the mains
immediately. Do not touch the mains cable before
disconnecting from the mains.
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After use
◆ Switch off, remove the plug from the socket and ensure
that moving parts have stopped rotating before leaving
the appliance unattended and before changing, cleaning
or inspecting any parts of the appliance.
◆ When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a dry
place. Children should not have access to stored appliances.
Inspection and repairs
◆ Before use, check the appliance for damaged or defective
parts. Check for misalignment and seizure of moving
parts, breakage of parts, damage to guards and switches
and any other conditions that may affect its operation.
◆ Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged or
defective. Do not use the appliance if the switch does not
turn it on and off.
◆ Never use the appliance when any guard or enclosure is
damaged or not in place.
◆ Ensure that the appliance will operate properly and
perform its intended function.
◆ Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or replaced
by an authorised repair agent.
◆ Before use, check the mains cable for signs of damage,
ageing and wear.
◆ Do not use the appliance if the mains cable is damaged or
defective.
◆ If the mains cable is damaged or defective it must be
repaired by an authorised repair agent to avoid a hazard.
◆ Never attempt to remove or replace any parts other than
those specified in this manual.
Electrical safety
This tool is double insulated; therefore no earth wire
is required. Always check that the power supply
corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
Additional safety instructions for grass trimmers
The following warning symbols are found on the appliance:
Read the manual prior to operation.
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating this
tool.
360˚
6m/20ft
Safety of others
◆ Do not allow children or any person unfamiliar with these
instructions to operate the appliance.
◆ Do not allow children, visitors or animals to come near
the work area or to touch the appliance or mains cable.
Remember that the operator may be held responsible for
accidents or hazards occurring to other people or their
property.
Keep people and animals at least 6 m away from the
cutting area.
Do not expose the appliance to rain or high humidity.
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Cutting line
Line storage pouch
Tube
Spool storing position
Do not use heavy duty line in edging mode.
Assembly
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Before using the appliance, check that your cutting path is
free from sticks, stones, wire and any other objects.
Only use the appliance in the correct position, with the
cutting line near the ground, as shown in the illustrations.
Never switch the appliance on in any other position.
Switch on the appliance only when hands and feet are
away from the cutting line.
Avoid body contact with the cutting line while the
appliance is running.
Do not work on steep slopes. Be sure of your footing.
Be aware that freshly cut grass is damp and slippery.
Take care when trimming near borders and gravel paths or
roads, as stones and soil may be moved by the cutting line.
Do not put the appliance down until the cutting line has
come to a complete standstill.
Use only the appropriate type of Black & Decker cutting
line. Never use metal cutting line or fishing line.
After extending new cutting line, always return the
appliance to its normal operating position before
switching on.
Take care to keep the mains cable away from the cutting
line. Always be aware of the position of the cable.
Additional safety instructions for Australia and
New Zealand
◆ This appliance is not intended for use by young or infirm
persons without supervision. Children must be supervised
to ensure they do not play with the appliance.
◆ If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and unplugged.
Fitting the guard (fig. A)
◆ Remove the screw (17) from the guard (10).
◆ Place the guard onto the tool as shown.
◆ Firmly press the guard until it snaps into place.
◆ Secure the guard with the screw.
Warning! Never use the tool unless the guard is properly fitted.
Fitting the secondary handle (fig. B)
◆ Place the handle (5) on the tool as shown.
◆ Adjust the handle to the most comfortable position.
Use the markings as a guide.
◆ Pass the bolt (6) through the secondary handle and the
main handle.
◆ Screw the bolt into the far side of the secondary handle.
Do not overtighten the bolt.
Storing the spool not in use (fig. C)
The tool has two cutting systems:
◆ Reflex plus: Twin line autofeed for light trimming and
edging.
◆ HDL: Heavy Duty Line cutting system for more overgrown
areas.
The cutting system not in use can be stored in the position
provided (16).
◆ Align the tabs on the cutting head with the cut outs (28)
at the underside of the handle.
◆ Push the cutting head into the handle until it snaps
securely into place.
Features
This tool includes some or all of the following features.
1. Trigger lever (on/off switch)
2. Handle
3. Cable restraint
4. Power inlet
5. Secondary handle
6. Handle knob
7. Adjustment button
8. Cable storage hooks
9. Motor housing
10. Guard
11. Line trimming blade (see fig. F)
12. Spool housing
Storing the heavy cutting line (fig. C)
◆ The unit is supplied with several pieces of spare heavy
cutting line.
◆ The extra pieces of heavy cutting line can be stored
securely in the recess in the handle (14).
Releasing the cutting line
In transit, the cutting line is taped to the spool housing.
◆ Remove the tape holding the cutting line (13) to the spool
housing (12).
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Fitting the heavy duty cutting line (fig. G & L)
Your strimmer will reach you with the Reflex plus spool installed.
To fit the HDL Heavy Duty Line cutting system, proceed as follows:
◆ Unplug the tool.
◆ Keep the tabs (18) depressed and remove the spool cover
(19) from the housing (12) (fig. G).
◆ Make sure a piece of heavy cutting line is correctly fitted
to the heavy cutting head, as described in “Maintenance Fitting a new piece of heavy duty cutting line” (see fig. L).
◆ Align the tabs on the heavy cutting head with the cut outs
(22) in the housing (fig. G).
◆ Push the heavy cutting head onto the housing until it
snaps securely into place.
Adjusting the height of the tool (fig. F)
This tool has a telescopic mechanism, allowing you to set it to
a comfortable height. There are three height settings.
To adjust the height setting, proceed as follows:
◆ Depress the adjustment button (7).
◆ Gently pull the tube (15) in or out of the motor housing (9)
to the desired height, while releasing the button.
◆ When the tube is in position, the button will lock into place.
Switching on and off
◆ To switch the tool on, squeeze the trigger lever (1).
◆ To switch the tool off, release the trigger lever.
Warning! Never attempt to lock the trigger lever in the on position.
Connecting the tool to the mains
◆ Connect the female plug of a suitable extension cable to
the power inlet (4).
◆ Loop the cable through the cable restraint (3).
◆ Insert the mains plug into a mains outlet.
For wired in cable units: Make sure the cable is looped
through the cable restraint prior to connecting the plug to
the mains outlet.
Warning! The extension cable must be suitable for outdoor use.
Use
Hints for optimum use
General
◆ In order to achieve optimum cutting results, only cut dry grass.
Trimming
◆ Hold the tool as shown in fig. D.
◆ Gently swing the trimmer from side to side.
◆ When cutting long grass, work in stages from the top.
Take small cuts.
◆ Keep the tool away from hard objects and delicate plants.
◆ If the tool starts running slowly, reduce the load.
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Setting the tool to trimming or edging mode (fig. D, E & F)
The tool can be used in trimming mode as shown in fig. D or in
edging mode to trim overhanging grass along lawn edges and
flower beds as shown in fig. E.
Warning! Do not use the heavy duty cutting system for edging.
Trimming mode (fig. D & F)
For trimming, the trimmer head should be in the position
shown in fig. D. If it is not:
◆ Depress the adjustment button (7).
◆ Rotate the head (9), while releasing the button.
◆ When the head is in position, the button will lock into place.
Note: The head will only rotate in one direction.
Edging mode (fig. E & F)
For edging, the trimmer head should be in the position shown
in fig. E. If it is not:
◆ Depress the adjustment button (7).
◆ Rotate the head (9), while releasing the button.
◆ When the head is in position, the button will lock into place.
Note: The head will only rotate in one direction.
Warning! Do not use the heavy duty cutting system for edging.
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Edging
Optimum cutting results are achieved on edges deeper than 50 mm.
◆ Do not use the tool to create edges. To create edges,
use an edging spade.
◆ Guide the tool as shown in fig. E.
◆ To make a closer cut, slightly tilt the tool.
Maintenance
Your tool has been designed to operate over a long period of
time with a minimum of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory
operation depends upon proper tool care and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance, switch off and
unplug the tool.
◆ Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool using a
soft brush or dry cloth.
◆ Regularly clean the cutting line and spool using a soft
brush or dry cloth.
◆ Regularly use a blunt scraper to remove grass and dirt
from the underneath of the guard.
Fitting a new spool of cutting line (fig. G & H)
Replacement spools of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6441).
Complete cassettes containing a spool of cutting line are also
available (cat. no. 6488).
◆ Unplug the tool.
◆ Keep the tabs (18) depressed and remove the spool cover
(19) from the housing (12) (fig. G).
◆ Remove the empty spool (20) from the spool cover.
◆ Remove any dirt and grass from the spool cover and housing.
◆ Take the new spool and push it onto the boss in the spool
cover. Rotate the spool slightly until it is seated.
◆ Unclip the end of one of the cutting lines and guide the
line into one of the eyelets (21) (fig. H).
The line should protrude approx. 11 cm from the spool cover.
◆ Unclip the end of the other cutting line and guide the line
into the other eyelet. The line should protrude approx. 11 cm
from the spool cover.
◆ Align the tabs (18) on the spool cover with the cut outs (22)
in the housing (fig. G).
◆ Push the cover onto the housing until it snaps securely
into place.
Warning! If the cutting lines protrude beyond the trimming
blade (11), cut them off so that they just reach the blade.
Winding new line onto an empty spool (fig. I, J & K)
You may wind new cutting line onto an empty spool.
Replacement packs of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6440).
◆ Remove the empty spool from the tool as described above.
◆ Remove any remaining cutting line from the spool.
◆ First wind new line onto the uppermost part of the spool:
- Feed 2 cm of cutting line into one of the slots in the
upper section of the spool as shown.
- Wind the cutting line onto the spool in the direction of
the arrow. Make sure to wind the line on neatly and in
layers. Do not criss-cross.
- When the wound cutting line reaches the recesses (24),
cut the line.
- Temporarily park the line in the slots (23) on one side of
the spool as shown.
◆ Repeat the above procedure for the second cutting line on
the lower section of the spool. Park the line in the unused
slots (23).
◆ Proceed as described above to fit the spool on the tool.
Do not forget to release the cutting line from the parking
slots (23).
Warning! Only use the appropriate type of Black & Decker
cutting line. Ensure that cutting line is present in both sections
of the spool (fig. K).
Fitting a new piece of heavy duty cutting line (fig. G & L)
Replacement pieces of heavy duty cutting line are available
from your Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6487). To fit a new
piece of cutting line, proceed as follows:
◆ Unplug the tool.
◆ Keep the tabs (18) depressed and remove the heavy
cutting head (25) from the housing (12) (fig. G).
◆ Remove the used piece of line from the heavy cutting head.
◆ Thread a new piece of line (26) through the holes in the
heavy cutting head.
◆ Put the central ferrule (27) in the indicated position.
◆ Align the tabs on the heavy cutting head with the holes (22)
in the housing (fig. G).
◆ Push the heavy cutting head onto the housing until it
snaps securely into place.
Troubleshooting
If your tool seems not to operate properly, follow the instructions
below. If this does not solve the problem, please contact your
local Black & Decker repair agent.
Warning! Before proceeding, switch off and unplug the tool.
Tool runs slowly
◆ Check that the spool housing can rotate freely.
Carefully clean it if necessary.
◆ Check that the cutting line does not protrude more than
11 cm from the spool housing. If it does, cut it off so that
it just reaches the line trimming blade.
Automatic line feed does not work
◆ Keep the tabs depressed and remove the spool cover from
the housing.
◆ Pull the cutting line until it protrudes 11 cm from the
housing. If insufficient cutting line is left on the spool,
install a new spool of cutting line as instructed above.
◆ Align the tabs on the spool cover with the cut outs in the
housing.
◆ Push the cover onto the housing until it snaps securely
into place.
◆ If the cutting line protrudes beyond the trimming blade,
cut it off so that it just reaches the blade.
If the automatic line feed still does not work or the spool is
jammed, try the following suggestions:
◆ Carefully clean the spool cover and housing.
◆ Remove the spool and check if the lever can move freely.
◆ Remove the spool and unwind the cutting line, then wind
it on neatly again as described above. Replace the spool
as instructed.
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Protecting the environment
Black & Decker provides a facility for recycling
Black & Decker products once they have reached the
end of their working life. This service is provided
free of charge. To take advantage of this service
please return your product to any authorised repair
agent who will collect them on our behalf.
You can check the location of your nearest authorised repair
agent by contacting your local Black & Decker office at the
address indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
authorised Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our
after-sales service and contacts are available on the Internet
at: www.2helpU.com.
Technical data
Power input
No load speed
Weight
GL680
W 500
min-1 8000/9700
kg 2.6
GL690
630
8500/10200
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EC declaration of conformity
If a Black & Decker product becomes defective due to faulty
materials, workmanship or lack of conformity, within 24
months from the date of purchase, Black & Decker guarantees
to replace defective parts, repair products subjected to fair
wear and tear or replace such products to ensure minimum
inconvenience to the customer unless:
◆ The product has been used for trade, professional or hire
purposes;
◆ The product has been subjected to misuse or neglect;
◆ The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents;
◆ Repairs have been attempted by persons other than
authorised repair agents or Black & Decker service staff.
To claim on the guarantee, you will need to submit proof of
purchase to the seller or an authorised repair agent. You can
check the location of your nearest authorised repair agent by
contacting your local Black & Decker office at the address
indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of authorised
Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our after-sales
service and contacts are available on the Internet at:
www.2helpU.com.
GL680/GL690
Black & Decker declares that these products conform to:
98/37/EC, 89/336/EEC, 73/23/EEC, EN 60335, EN 55014,
EN 61000, 2000/14/EC, Lawn trimmer, L < 50 cm
Annex VIII, No. 0086
B.S.I., HP2 4SQ, United Kingdom
Level of sound pressure, measured according to 2000/14/EC:
LpA (sound pressure): 81 dB(A), LWA (acoustic power) 95 dB(A),
LWA (guaranteed) 96 dB(A)
Hand/arm weighted vibration, measured according to EN 786:
< 2.5 m/s2
Kevin Hewitt
Director of Consumer Engineering
Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JG,
United Kingdom
01-10-2002
Guarantee
Black & Decker is confident of the quality of its products and
offers an outstanding guarantee. This guarantee statement is
in addition to and in no way prejudices your statutory rights.
The guarantee is valid within the territories of the Member
States of the European Union and the European Free Trade Area.
Australia
DEWALT Industrial Power Tool Company
7 Clarice Road
Tel. 03 9895 9200
Box Hill, Victoria 3128
Fax 03 9899 7465
New Zealand
Black & Decker
Tel. 09 579 7600
81 Hugo Johnson Drive
Fax 09 579 8200
Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand
United Kingdom
Black & Decker
210 Bath Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 3YD
Tel. 01753 511234
Fax 01753 551155
Helpline 01753 574277
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