GLC12 | Black&Decker GLC12 CORDLESS STRING TRIMMER instruction manual

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Intended use
Your Black & Decker strimmer has been designed for trimming
and finishing lawn edges and to cut grass in confined spaces.
This tool is intended for consumer use only.
Your Black & Decker charger has been designed for charging
Black & Decker batteries of the type supplied with this tool.
Safety instructions
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Warning! When using the appliance the safety rules
must be followed. For your own safety and that of
bystanders read these instructions before operating the
machine. Keep the instructions safe for later use.
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.
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.
◆ Always use safety glasses or goggles.
◆ Use a face or dust mask whenever the operations may
produce dust or flying particles.
◆ Wear ear protection whenever the sound level seems
uncomfortable.
◆ Keep hands and feet away from the cutting line at all
times, especially when switching on the motor.
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Remember that the operator may be held responsible for
accidents or hazards occurring to other people or their
property.
After use
◆ Switch off, 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 and after any impact, 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.
◆ Only use Black and Decker accessories and replacement
parts. Never attempt to remove or replace any parts other
than those specified in this manual.
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
Using your appliance
◆ 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. Allow rotating parts to stop and inspect the appliance
for damage and loose parts.
Do not expose the appliance to rain or high humidity.
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Safety of others
◆ Do not allow children or any person unfamiliar with these
instructions to operate the appliance.
◆ Stop using the appliance while people,
especially children, or pets are nearby.
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Keep people and animals at least 6 m away from the
cutting area.
Before using the appliance, check that your cutting path is
free from sticks, stones, wire and any other objects. Make
sure to avoid any wire which might be bent outwardly into
the cutting path, such as barbs at the base of a chain link
fence.
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When fitting and cleaning the guard avoid contact with
the line trimming blade.
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.
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 thrown out 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 elements or fishing line.
After extending new cutting line, always return the
appliance to its normal operating position before
switching on.
Do not touch the line trimming blade located in the guard.
Be aware of the blade especially when fitting the guard,
cleaning the appliance or changing the cutting line.
Dispose of the battery in accordance with the
instructions.
Chargers
◆ Use your Black & Decker charger only to charge batteries
of the type supplied with your appliance. Other batteries
could burst, causing personal injury and damage.
◆ Before using the charger inspect the supply cord for
damage, wear or ageing. Have defective cords replaced
immediately.
◆ Do not expose to water.
◆ Do not open the charger.
◆ Do not probe the charger.
◆ Do not replace the charger with a mains plug.
The following symbol is found on the charger:
Intended for indoor use only.
Electrical safety
Your charger is double insulated; therefore no earth
wire is required. Always check that the mains
voltage corresponds to the voltage on the rating
plate. Never attempt to replace the charger unit with
a regular mains plug.
Additional safety instructions for batteries and chargers
Batteries
◆ Do not expose to water.
◆ Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
◆ Charge only at ambient temperatures between 4 °C and
40 °C.
◆ Charge only in a dry, well ventilated area.
◆ Charge only using the charger provided with the tool.
◆ Do not attempt to charge damaged batteries.
◆ Before charging, make sure that the battery is dry and clean.
◆ Use only the correct type of battery for the tool.
◆ When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section “Protecting the environment”.
The battery contains a diluted alkaline which can be harmful.
Alkaline on the skin will cause burns and if in contact with the
eyes may cause loss of sight.
◆ In case of skin contact, flush immediately with water.
◆ In case of eye contact, rinse abundantly with clean water
for at least 10 minutes. Seek medical attention.
The following symbols are found on the battery/switch
housing:
Fire hazard! Avoid short-circuiting the contacts of a
detached battery.
Do not incinerate the battery.
Features
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On/off switch
Lock-off button
Battery
Handle
Upper half
Lower half
Bolt
Motor housing
Ventilation slots
Guard
Line trimming blade
Spool
Cutting line
Charger
Assembly
Assembling the unit (fig. A)
◆ Remove the bolt (7) and nut from the upper half (5).
◆ Slide the upper half into the lower half (6) as shown,
until it snaps into place.
◆ Insert the bolt (7) and nut through the upper half.
◆ Securely tighten the bolt. Make sure the unit is rigidly
assembled.
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Fitting the guard (fig. B & C)
◆ Remove the screw (16) from the guard (10).
◆ Fully insert the guard into the slot (17) in the trimmer head
(marked by arrows), as shown.
◆ Insert the screw through the trimmer head into the guard.
◆ Securely tighten the screw.
Warning! Never use the tool unless the guard is properly fitted.
Feeding cutting line
During use, the tip of the cutting line will become
frayed and worn. The cutting line will wear faster and
require more frequent feeding during heavy use, or
when trimming along sidewalks or other abrasive
surfaces.
◆ Gently bump the trimmer head on the ground to feed out a
new length of cutting line.
Use
Hints for optimum use
Charging the battery (fig. D)
The battery needs to be charged before first use and
whenever it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs that
were easily done before. Do not continue to use the tool with
the battery in a depleted condition.
◆ Before first use, the battery must be charged for a
minimum of 8 hours.
◆ When the battery needs charging after normal use, let the
battery charge for a minimum of 3 hours.
General
◆ Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
◆ In order to achieve optimum cutting results, only cut dry grass.
◆ Do not use the tool to create edges. To create edges, use
an edging spade.
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient temperatures
below 5 °C or above 40 °C. Recommended charging
temperature: approx. 25 °C.
To charge the battery, proceed as follows:
◆ Connect the charger to the charger connector (15).
◆ Plug in the charger. Switch on at the mains.
◆ During charging, the charger may hum and become warm
to the touch. This is normal and does not indicate a
problem
◆ Unplug the charger when charging is complete. Do not
charge the battery for more than 8 hours as this can
reduce overall battery life.
Switching on and off (cover illustration)
For your safety, this tool is equipped with a double switching
system. This system prevents starting the tool inadvertently.
Switching on
◆ Pull the lock-off button (2) back using your thumb and at
the same time squeeze the on/off switch (1).
◆ Release the lock-off button.
Switching off
◆ Release the on/off switch (1).
Warning! Never attempt to lock a switch in the on position.
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Trimming (fig. E & F)
◆ Hold the tool under an angle as shown in fig. E.
◆ Gently swing the trimmer from side to side as shown in
fig. F.
◆ When cutting long grass, work in stages from the top.
◆ Keep the tool away from hard objects and delicate plants.
◆ If the tool starts running slowly, reduce the load.
Maintenance
Your Black & Decker 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.
Your charger does not require any maintenance apart from
regular cleaning. Unplug the charger before cleaning it.
◆ 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 underside of the guard.
◆ When the line trimming blade gets dull, sharpen it with a
file.
◆ Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool using a
soft brush or dry cloth.
◆ Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth.
Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
Warning! Do not immerse the tool in water, squirt it with a
hose or clean it with a pressure washer. Do not allow any
liquid to get inside the tool.
Fitting a new spool of cutting line (fig. G & H)
Replacement spools of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6449).
◆ Keep the tabs (24) depressed and remove the spool cover
(25) from the housing (26).
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Remove the empty spool (27) from the drive shaft.
Remove any dirt and grass from the housing.
Take the new spool and unwind approx. 6 cm of cutting
line.
Feed the cutting line through the eyelet (28). Make sure
the spring is in place under the spool.
Pull on the cutting line to keep it under tension and gently
push the spool onto the drive shaft (29).
Rotate the spool until it is seated. Make sure that the
cutting line is not trapped under the spool and that
approx. 6 cm of cutting line protrudes from the housing.
Align the tabs on the spool cover with the holes in the
housing.
Push the cover onto the housing until it snaps securely
into place.
Switch the tool on. In a few seconds the line will be cut to
the correct length. If not, gently bump the trimmer head
on the ground to feed out more cutting line.
Winding new line onto an empty spool (fig. I & J)
You may wind new cutting line onto an empty spool.
Replacement packs of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6170/A6171).
◆ Remove the empty spool from the tool as described above.
◆ Remove any old cutting line from the spool.
◆ Feed 3 mm of cutting line into the hole (30) in the spool as
shown.
◆ Wind the cutting line snugly 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 notches in the
spool rim (31), cut the line. Let the line protrude approx.
6 cm from the spool and hold a finger on the line to keep
it in place. Do not overfill the spool. Approx. 8 m of
cutting line can be wound on the spool.
◆ Proceed as described above to fit the spool on the tool.
Warning! Use only 1.5 mm diameter monofilament round
Black & Decker cutting line.
Storage
◆ Fully charge the battery. Unplug the charger when
charging is complete.
◆ When stored in fully charged condition, the battery will
have 75% of its energy left after 1 month of storage.
After 6 months, 50% will remain. After prolonged storage,
the battery may need to be recharged.
◆ The cutting line can dry out over time. Store prewound
spools and spare lengths of cutting line in a sealable
plastic bag with a tablespoon of water.
Warning! Do not store the tool on or near fertilizers,
gasoline, or other chemicals.
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.
Battery does not charge properly
◆ Make sure that the ambient temperature is between 5 °C
and 40 °C.
◆ Check the current at the socket by plugging in a lamp or
other appliance.
Spool is jammed (fig. G & H)
During heavy use, the drive shaft may become clogged with
sap and debris. As a result, the cutting line can get jammed.
To clear a jam, proceed as follows:
◆ Keep the tabs (24) depressed and remove the spool cover
(25) from the housing (26).
◆ Remove the spool (27) from the drive shaft.
◆ Remove any broken line or cutting debris from the
housing.
◆ Unwind approx. 30 cm of cutting line and make sure that
it is undamaged. If necessary, cut off any damaged
cutting line. Make sure the cutting line is properly
rewound on the spool.
◆ Proceed as described under “Maintenance” to fit the
spool on the tool.
Protecting the environment
Tools
Black & Decker provides a facility for recycling
Black & Decker products and rechargeable batteries
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.
Batteries
Black & Decker batteries can be recharged many
times. At the end of their useful life, discard
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batteries with due care for our environment:
◆ Run the battery down completely, then remove it from the
tool.
◆ NiCd and NiMH batteries are recyclable. Take them to
any authorised repair agent or a local recycling station.
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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
Voltage
No-load speed
Weight
GLC12
VDC 12
min-1 9,500
kg 2.2
Battery
Voltage
Capacity
VDC 12
Ah 1.5
Charger
Input voltage
Approx. charging time
VAC 230
h 3
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.
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 = 21 cm
Annex VI, No. 499
SNCH, 5230 Sanweiler, Luxembourg
Level of sound pressure, measured according to EN ISO 3744:
LpA (sound pressure) dB(A) 75
LWA (acoustic power) dB(A) 88
LWA (guaranteed) dB(A) 96
Hand/arm weighted vibration, measured according to
EN 28662: < 2.5 m/s2
Kevin Hewitt
Director of Consumer Engineering
Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JG,
United Kingdom
01-01-2003
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.
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DEWALT Industrial Power Tool Company
7 Clarice Road
Tel. 03 9895 9200
Box Hill, Victoria 3128
Fax 03 9899 7465
New Zealand
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Tel. 09 579 7600
81 Hugo Johnson Drive
Fax 09 579 8200
Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand
United Kingdom
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210 Bath Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 3YD
Tel. 01753 511234
Fax 01753 551155
Helpline 01753 574277
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