GLC2500 | Black&Decker GLC2500 CORDLESS STRING TRIMMER Type H1 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
the battery in the tool with which it was supplied.
Know your tool
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Warning! When using battery-powered tools, basic
safety precautions, including the following, should always
be followed to reduce the risk of fire, leaking batteries,
personal injury and material damage.
For your own safety and that of bystanders, read all of
this manual carefully before operating the tool.
Be familiar with the controls and proper use of the tool.
Before operating the tool, make sure that you know how
to switch the tool off in an emergency.
Retain this manual for future reference.
General
1. Consider work area environment
Do not expose the tool to rain. Do not use the tool in damp or wet
conditions. Only use the tool only in daylight or good artificial
light. Do not use the tool where there is a risk of causing fire
or explosion, i.e. in the presence of flammable liquids and
gases. Keep the work area free from debris and obstacles.
2. Keep children away
Do not allow children, visitors or animals to come near the
work area or to touch the tool.
3. Dress properly
Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery, as these can be
caught in moving parts. Preferably wear rubber gloves and
non-slip footwear when working outdoors. Wear protective
hair covering to keep long hair out of the way.
4. Personal protection
Always use safety glasses. Use a face or dust mask whenever
the operations may produce dust or flying particles. Wear ear
protection whenever the sound level seems uncomfortable.
5. Do not overreach
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
6. Stay alert
Watch what you are doing. Use common sense.
Do not operate the tool when you are tired.
7. Secure workpiece
Use clamps or a vice to hold the workpiece. It is safer and it
frees both hands to operate the tool.
8. Remove adjusting keys and wrenches
Always check that adjusting keys and wrenches are removed
from the tool before operating the tool.
9. Use appropriate tool
The intended use is described in this instruction manual.
Do not force small tools or attachments to do the job of a
heavy-duty tool. The tool will do the job better and safer at the
rate for which it was intended. Do not force the tool.
Warning! The use of any accessory or attachment or
performance of any operation with this tool other than those
recommended in this instruction manual may present a risk of
personal injury.
10. Check for damaged parts
Before use, carefully check the tool for damage. 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. Ensure that the tool will operate
properly and perform its intended function. Do not use the tool
if any part is damaged or defective. Do not use the tool if the
switch does not turn it on and off. Have any damaged or
defective parts repaired or replaced by an authorised repair
agent. Never attempt any repairs yourself.
11. Remove the battery
Where the design permits, remove the battery when the tool
is not in use, before changing any parts of the tool,
accessories or attachments and before servicing.
12. Avoid unintentional starting
Do not carry the tool with a finger on the on/off switch.
Be sure that the tool is switched off when inserting the
battery into the tool.
13. Do not abuse cord
Never carry the charger by its cord or pull it to disconnect from
the socket. Keep the cord away from heat, oil and sharp edges.
14. Store idle tools
When not in use, tools, batteries and chargers should be stored
in a dry, locked up or high place, out of reach of children.
15. Maintain tools with care
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean for better and safer
performance. Follow the instructions for maintenance and
changing accessories. Keep handles and switches dry,
clean and free from oil and grease.
16. Repairs
This tool complies with relevant safety requirements. Repairs
should only be carried out by qualified persons using original
spare parts; otherwise this may result in considerable danger
to the user.
Additional safety instructions for batteries and chargers
Batteries
◆ Never attempt to open for any reason.
◆ Do not expose the battery to water.
◆ Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
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Charge only at ambient temperatures between 4 °C and
40 °C.
Charge only using the charger provided with the tool.
When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section “Protecting the environment”.
Under extreme conditions, battery leakage may occur.
When you notice liquid on the battery, proceed as follows:
- Carefully wipe the liquid off using a cloth. Avoid skin
contact.
- In case of skin or eye contact, follow the instructions
below.
Warning! The battery fluid, a 25-30% solution of potassium
hydroxide, can be harmful. In case of skin contact,
immediately rinse with water. Neutralise with a mild acid
such as lemon juice or vinegar. In case of eye contact, rinse
abundantly with clean water for at least 10 minutes.
Consult a physician.
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Do not incinerate the battery.
Do not attempt to charge damaged batteries.
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Do not expose the tool to rain or high humidity.
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Chargers
◆ Use your Black & Decker charger only to charge the battery
in the tool with which it was supplied. Other batteries
could burst, causing personal injury and damage.
◆ Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
◆ Have defective cords replaced immediately.
◆ Do not expose the charger to water.
◆ Do not open the charger.
◆ Do not probe the charger.
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The charger is intended for indoor use only.
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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.
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Warning! The cutting line will continue to run for a
few seconds after switching the tool off. Never
attempt to force the line to come to a standstill.
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Never allow children or any person unfamiliar with these
instructions to use the tool.
Wear stout shoes or boots to protect your feet.
Wear long trousers to protect your legs.
Before using the tool and after any impact, check for signs
of wear or damage and repair as necessary.
Before using the tool, check that your cutting path is free
from sticks, stones, wire and any other obstacles.
Only use the tool in the upright position, with the cutting
line near the ground. Never switch the tool on in any
other position.
Move slowly when using the tool. Be aware that freshly
cut grass is damp and slippery.
Do not work on steep slopes. Work across the face of
slopes, not up and down.
Never cross gravel paths or roads while the tool is running.
Keep hands and feet away from the cutting line at all
times, especially when switching on the motor.
Take care against injury from the line trimming blade.
After extending new cutting line always return the tool to
its normal operating position before switching on.
Do not put the tool down until the cutting line has come
to a complete standstill.
Always ensure that the ventilation slots are kept clear of
debris.
Use only the appropriate type of cutting line. Never use
metal cutting line or fishing line.
Be careful not to touch the line trimming blade.
Never fit metal cutting elements.
Only use Black and Decker replacement parts or accessories.
Denotes risk of personal injury, loss of life or
damage to the product in case of nonobservance of the instructions in this manual.
Additional safety instructions for grass trimmers
The following warning symbols are found on the tool:
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating this
tool.
Keep people and animals at least 6 m away from the
cutting area.
Read the manual prior to operation.
Overview
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On/off switch
Lock-off button
Main handle
Secondary handle
Handle knob
Handle adjustment collar
Mode adjustment collar
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Motor housing
Guard
Line trimming blade
Edge guide
Spool housing
Cutting line
Battery
Fig. A
15. Charger
16. Charging indicator
17. End of charge indicator
Assembly
Warning! Before assembly, remove the battery from the tool.
Fitting and removing the battery (fig. B)
◆ To fit the battery (14), line it up with the receptacle on the
tool. Slide the battery into the receptacle and push until
the battery snaps into place.
◆ To remove the battery, push the release button (18) while
at the same time pulling the battery out of the receptacle.
Fitting the guard (fig. C)
Warning! Never operate the tool with damaged guards or
shields or without guards or shield in place.
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Place the guard (9) onto the tool as shown, aligning the
holes (19) with the lugs (20) on the tool.
Press the guard until it snaps into place (A).
Push the guard forward (B).
Securely tighten the screws (21).
Warning! Never use the tool unless the guard is properly fitted.
Fitting a new spool of cutting line (fig. D)
Replacement spools of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6481).
◆ Keep the tabs (22) on the spool cover (23) depressed and
remove the spool cover from the housing (12).
◆ Remove the empty spool (24) from the housing.
◆ Remove any dirt or grass from the housing.
◆ Take the new spool and unwind approx. 12 cm of cutting
line.
◆ Feed the cutting line through the eyelet (25).
◆ Push the spool onto the drive shaft (26) and rotate it
slightly until it is seated. Make sure that the cutting line
is not trapped under the spool and that 10-12 cm of 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 into place.
Warning! If the cutting line protrudes beyond the trimming
blade (11), cut it off so that it just reaches the blade.
Winding new line onto an empty spool (fig. E - G)
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 (25 m), A6171 (40 m)).
◆ Remove the empty spool from the tool as described above.
◆ Remove any old cutting line from the spool (27) (fig. E).
◆ Feed 2 cm of cutting line into one of the holes (28) in the
spool as shown (fig. F).
◆ Bend the cutting line and anchor it in the L-shaped slot (29).
◆ 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 (fig. G).
◆ When the wound cutting line reaches the recesses (30),
cut the line. Let the line protrude approx. 12 cm from the
spool and hold a finger on the line to keep it in place (fig. E).
◆ Proceed as described above to fit the spool on the tool.
Warning! Only use the appropriate type of Black & Decker
cutting line.
Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Charging the battery (fig. A)1
The battery needs to be charged before first use and
whenever it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs that
were easily done before. When charging the battery for the
first time, or after prolonged storage, it will only accept an
80% charge. After several charge and discharge cycles, the
battery will attain full capacity. The battery may become warm
while charging; this is normal and does not indicate a problem.
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient temperatures
below 4 °C or above 40 °C. Recommended charging
temperature: approx. 24 °C.
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To charge the battery (14), remove it from the tool and
insert it into the charger (15). The battery will only fit into
the charger in one way. Do not force. Be sure that the
battery is fully seated in the charger.
Plug in the charger.
3 hour charger
The battery will be fully charged in approx. 3 hours. It can be
removed at any time or left in the connected charger indefinitely.
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1 hour charger
◆ Check if the red charging indicator (16) lights up. If the
green end of charge indicator (17) lights up now instead,
the battery is too hot and cannot be charged. If this
happens, remove the battery from the charger, let the
battery cool down for approx. 1 hour and re-insert it.
After approx. 1 hour of charging, the red charging indicator
will stop lighting and the green end of charge indicator will
light up. The battery is now fully charged.
◆ Remove the battery from the charger.
Adjusting the position of the secondary handle (fig. H)
The secondary handle (4) can be adjusted to provide optimum
balance and comfort.
◆ Let the guard (9) rest on the ground.
◆ Slacken the handle knob (5).
◆ Move the handle into the desired position.
◆ Securely tighten the handle knob.
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Push the collar in the direction of the trimmer head and
rotate it counterclockwise until the trimmer head engages
in the trimming position (fig. M).
Release the collar.
Set the edge guide (11) to the retracted position.
Edging mode (fig. L & M)
For edging, the trimmer head should be in the position shown
in fig. L. If it is not:
◆ While holding the secondary handle with one hand, take
the collar (7) in the other hand as shown (fig. L).
◆ Push the collar in the direction of the trimmer head and
rotate it clockwise until the trimmer head engages in the
edging position (fig. M).
◆ Release the collar.
◆ Set the edge guide (11) to the retracted position.
Hints for optimum use
Adjusting the height (fig. I)
The telescopic shaft (31) allows you to set the tool to a
comfortable height.
◆ Loosen the collar (6).
◆ To increase the height, slide the shaft out .
◆ To reduce the height, slide the shaft in.
◆ Tighten the collar.
Trimming
◆ Hold the tool as shown in fig. K.
◆ Gently swing the trimmer from side to side as shown in
fig. K.
◆ 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.
Switching on and off (fig. J)
For your safety, this tool is equipped with a double switching
system. This system prevents starting the tool inadvertently.
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. L. Keep the edge guide
against the lawn edge.
◆ To make a closer cut, slightly tilt the tool.
Switching on
◆ Push the lock-off button (2) backward 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.
Setting the tool to trimming or edging mode (fig. K - M)
The tool can be used in trimming mode as shown in fig. K or in
edging mode to trim overhanging grass along lawn edges and
flower beds as shown in fig. L.
Trimming mode (fig. K & M)
For trimming, the trimmer head should be in the position
shown in fig. K. If it is not:
◆ While holding the secondary handle with one hand, take
the collar (7) in the other hand as shown (fig. K).
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General
◆ In order to achieve optimum results, only cut dry grass.
◆ If possible, keep the battery connected to the charger and
the charger plugged in whenever the tool is not in use.
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.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on the tool,
remove the battery from the tool. Unplug the charger before
cleaning it.
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After use disconnect the battery and check the tool for
any damage.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool and
charger 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.
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.
Storage
When the tool will not be used for several months, ideally
leave the battery connected to the charger. Otherwise proceed
as follows:
◆ Fully charge the battery.
◆ Remove the battery from the tool.
◆ Store the tool and battery in a secure and dry location.
The storage temperature must always remain in the range
of +5 °C to +40 °C. Place the battery on a level surface.
◆ Before using the tool after prolonged storage, fully charge
the battery again.
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, remove the battery from 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
10-12 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.
◆ Lift the spool approx. 6 mm and pull the cutting line until
it protrudes 10-12 cm from the housing. If insufficient
cutting line is left on the spool, install a new spool of
cutting line as instructed above.
◆ Push the spool back into place and rotate it slightly until it
is seated.
◆ 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.
◆ 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, try the following
suggestions:
◆ Carefully clean the spool 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.
Spool is jammed
◆ Keep the tabs depressed and remove the spool cover from
the housing.
◆ Carefully clean the spool housing.
◆ Push the cover onto the housing until it snaps securely
into place.
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Tools
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your Black & Decker product
needs replacement, or if it is of no further use to you, do not
dispose of it with household waste. Make this product
available for separate collection.
Separate collection of used products and packaging
allows materials to be recycled and used again.
Re-use of recycled materials helps prevent
environmental pollution and reduces the demand for
raw materials.
Local regulations may provide for separate collection of
electrical products from the household, at municipal waste
sites or by the retailer when you purchase a new product.
Black & Decker provides a facility for the collection and
recycling of Black & Decker products once they have reached
the end of their working life. 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
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Guarantee
Batteries
Black & Decker batteries can be recharged many
times. At the end of their useful life, discard
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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Technical data
Voltage
No-load speed
Weight
GLC2500
VDC 18
min-1 6,800
kg 1.8
GLC3000
24
6,800
1.8
Battery
Voltage
Capacity
Weight
VDC 18
Ah 1.5
kg 0.8
24
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Charger
Voltage
Approx. charging time
VAC 230
h 3
230
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EC declaration of conformity
GLC2500/GLC2500NM/GLC3000
Black & Decker declares that these products conform to:
98/37/EC, 89/336/EEC, 73/23/EEC, EN 55014,
EN 60335, EN 61000, EN 786, EN 28662, EN ISO 3744,
EN ISO 11201
2000/14/EC, Lawn trimmer, L = 25 cm, Annex VI, No. 499
SNCH, L-5230 Sandweiler, Luxembourg
Level of sound pressure, measured according to EN ISO 3744:
LpA (sound pressure) 81 dB(A)
LWA (acoustic power) 92 dB(A)
LWA (guaranteed) 96 dB(A)
Hand/arm weighted vibration value according to EN 786:
< 2.5 m/s2
Kevin Hewitt
Director of Consumer Engineering
Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JG,
United Kingdom
1-11-2004
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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.
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
Please visit our website www.blackanddecker.co.uk to
register your new Black & Decker product and to be kept up to
date on new products and special offers. Further information
on the Black & Decker brand and our range of products is
available at www.blackanddecker.co.uk
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United Kingdom
Black & Decker
210 Bath Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 3YD
5145168-00
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Tel. 01753 511234
Fax 01753 551155
Helpline 01753 574277
11/04
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