GS721 | Black&Decker GS721 CORDLESS SHEAR instruction manual

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Australia
New Zealand
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Intended use
Your Black & Decker shear/trimmer has been designed for
trimming grass, hedges, shrubs and brambles. 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.
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.
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. Keep the work area well lit. 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.
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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.
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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 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.
Do not incinerate the battery.
Do not attempt to charge damaged batteries.
Wear ear protection when operating this tool.
Wear gloves when operating this tool.
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.
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Additional safety instructions
◆ Warning! The tool can cause serious injury.
◆ Never allow children to use the tool.
◆ Only use the tool in daylight or good artificial light.
◆ Keep hands and feet away from the cutting means at all
times, especially when switching on the motor.
◆ Be sure you know how to stop the tool quickly in case of
emergency.
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Electrical safety
Your charger has been designed for a specific mains voltage.
Always check that the mains voltage corresponds to the
voltage on the rating plate.
Your charger is double insulated in accordance with
EN 60335; therefore no earth wire is required.
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Read the instruction manual before use.
Never touch the blades while the tool is running.
Never attempt to force the blades to come to a standstill.
Do not put the tool down until the blades have come to a
complete standstill.
Regularly check the blades for damage and wear. Do not
use the tool when the blades are worn or damaged.
Take care to avoid hard objects (e.g. metal wire, railings)
when trimming. Should you accidentally hit any such
object, immediately switch the tool off and check for any
damage.
Should the tool start to vibrate abnormally, immediately
switch it off and check for any damage.
If the tool stalls, immediately switch it off.
After use, place the blade sheath supplied over the blades.
Store the tool, making sure that the blade is not exposed.
Always ensure that all guards are fitted when using the
tool. Never attempt to use an incomplete tool or a tool
with unauthorised modifications.
Be aware of falling debris when cutting the higher slides
of a hedge.
While operating the machine always be sure of a safe
and secure operating position especially when using
steps or a ladder.
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! The cutting elements continue to rotate
after the motor is switched off.
Features
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating this
tool.
1. On/off switch
2. Lock-off button
3. Blade release button
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4. Shear blade (GL602/GL605)
5. Trim blade (GS721/GL605)
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Release the lock-off button.
Assembly
Switching off
◆ Release the switch (1).
Warning! Avoid accidentally switching the tool on during
assembly.
Warning! Never attempt to lock the switch in the on position.
GL605 - Fitting and removing the blade (fig. A)
The shear blade (4) has been designed for trimming grass and
weeds. The trim blade (5) has been designed for trimming
hedges and shrubs.
◆ To fit the blade, line it up with the receptacle on the tool.
Slide the blade into the receptacle and push until the
blade snaps into place.
◆ To remove the blade, push the two release buttons (3)
simultaneously while at the same time pulling the blade
out of the receptacle.
Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Charging the battery (fig. B)
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.
Insert the charger plug (6) into the charger connector (7) at
the rear of the tool.
◆ Plug the charger into a mains outlet. Switch on at the mains.
The battery can be left connected to the charger indefinitely.
◆ When you want to use the tool, press the tab (8) to take
the charger connector from the tool and unplug the
charger.
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To maximise the lifetime of the battery, it is recommended to
keep the battery connected to the charger whenever the tool
is not in use. When the battery is full, the power consumption
of the charger is negligible.
Switching on and off
Switching on
◆ Push the lock-off button (2) backward using your thumb
and at the same time squeeze the trigger switch (1).
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Hints for optimum use
Trimming grass
◆ In order to achieve optimum cutting results, only cut dry
grass.
◆ Hold the tool as shown in fig. fig. C1 - C3. Keep your other
hand well away from the blade. Maintain a stable
working position so that you do not slip. Do not overreach.
◆ 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.
◆ To make a closer cut, slightly tilt the tool.
Trimming hedges
◆ Slightly tilt the tool (up to 15° relative to the line of cut)
so that the blade tips point slightly towards the hedge
(fig. D1). This will cause the blades to cut more effectively.
◆ Start by trimming the top of the hedge. Hold the tool at
the desired angle and move it steadily along the line of
cut (fig. D2). The double-sided blade allows you to cut in
either direction.
◆ In order to obtain a very straight cut, stretch a piece of
string along the length of the hedge at the desired height.
Use the string as a guideline, cutting just above it.
◆ In order to obtain flat sides, cut upwards with the growth.
Younger stems move outwards when the blade cuts
downwards, causing shallow patches in the hedge.
◆ Take care to avoid any foreign objects. Especially avoid
hard objects such as metal wire and railings, as these
could damage the blades.
◆ Regularly oil the blades.
Guidelines for trimming (UK & Ireland)
◆ Trim hedges and shrubs with seasonal leaves (new leaves
every year) in June and October.
◆ Trim evergreens in April and August.
◆ Trim conifers and other fast growing shrubs every six
weeks from May until October.
Guidelines for trimming (Australia & New Zealand)
◆ Trim hedges and shrubs with seasonal leaves (new leaves
every year) in December and March.
◆ Trim evergreens in September and February.
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Trim conifers and other fast growing shrubs every six
weeks from October until March.
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,
switch off the tool. Unplug the charger before cleaning it.
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
Batteries (fig. F)
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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.
After use, carefully clean the blades. After cleaning,
apply a film of light machine oil to prevent the blades
from rusting.
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.
◆ Store the tool in a secure and dry location. The storage
temperature must always remain in the range of +5 °C to
+40 °C.
◆ Before using the tool after prolonged storage, fully charge
the battery again.
Protecting the environment
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.
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Black & Decker batteries can be recharged many
times. At the end of their useful life, discard
batteries with due care for our environment.
The battery is located under the back end of the appliance.
◆ Unlock the tabs (10) holding the battery cover in place.
◆ Remove the housing (11) from the back end.
◆ Remove the battery.
◆ Place the battery in a suitable packaging to ensure that
the terminals cannot be short-circuited.
◆ Take the battery to your service agent or a local recycling
station.
Warning! Once removed, the battery cannot be refitted.
Technical data
Voltage
Blade strokes (no load)
Blade length or width
Blade gap
Blade brake time
LpA (sound pressure)
LWA (acoustic power)
LWA (guaranteed)
Hand/arm weighted vibration
Weight
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dB(A)
dB(A)
dB(A)
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kg
GL602
4.8
1100
7.5
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< 0.5
87*
< 2.5
2.2
GS721
6.0
800
15
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< 0.5
72
90**
87
< 2.5
2.3
GL605
7.2
800
10, 15
8, 23
< 0.5
69
88*; 88**
81
< 2.5
2.4
According to N 238
** According to EN 774
Charger
Input voltage
Approx. charging time
Weight
VAC
h
kg
230
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0.15
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.
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EC declaration of conformity
GL602/GS721/GL605
Black & Decker declares that these products conform to:
98/37/EC, 89/336/EEC, 73/23/EEC, EN 60335, EN 774,
CEN/1C144/N238
Kevin Hewitt
Director of Consumer Engineering
Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JG,
United Kingdom
1-12-2005
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.
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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Australia
Black & Decker (Australia) Pty. Ltd. Tel. 03-8720 5100
20 Fletcher Road, Mooroolbark,
Fax 03-9727 5940
Victoria, 3138
New Zealand
Black & Decker
81 Hugo Johnston Drive
Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand
United Kingdom
Black & Decker
210 Bath Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 3YD
493143-00
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Tel. 09 579 7600
Fax 09 579 8200
Tel. 01753 511234
Fax 01753 551155
Helpline 01753 574277
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