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• Keep finger off trigger until ready to use.
• Before starting Pole Trimmer, make sure blades are not touching
anything.
• Keep all parts of body away from blades when Pole Trimmer is
running.
• Carry Pole Trimmer from one place to another
- with battery removed
- by holding pole at balance point
- with blades to rear and with scabbard attached
• Do not operate in poor lighting.
• Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach. Overreaching
can result in loss of balance or exposure to sharp surfaces.
• Do not, under any circumstance, use any attachment or accessory
on this product, which was not provided with the product, or
identified as appropriate for use with this product in this Instruction
Manual.
I M P O R TA N T S A F E T Y R U L E S
W A R N I N G : Read and understand all instructions. Failure to
follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire
and/or serious personal injury.
S AV E T H E S E I N S T R U C T I O N S
B e f o r e O p e r a tin g P o le Tr im m e r
• For safe operation, read and understand all instructions before
using the Pole Trimmer. Follow all safety instructions. Failure to
follow all safety instructions listed below, can result in serious
personal injury.
• Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate
Pole Trimmer when you are tired.
• Only well-instructed adults should operate Pole Trimmer. Never
allow children to operate.
• Do not use Pole Trimmer for any job except that for which it is
intended.
• Do not allow children or untrained individuals to use this unit.
• Wear the following safety gear when operating Pole Trimmer:
- heavy-duty gloves
- substantial footwear
- safety glasses, goggles or face screen that are marked to
comply with ANSI Z87.1
- face or dust mask (if working in dusty areas)
• Do not wear loose fitting clothing, or jewelry of any kind that could
get caught in the moving blades or parts of the Pole Trimmer.
• Secure long hair so it is above shoulder level to prevent
entanglement in any moving parts.
Do not operate Pole Trimmer:
- while under the influence of alcohol, medication, or drugs
- in rain or in damp or wet areas
- where highly flammable liquids or gases are present
- if Pole Trimmer is damaged, adjusted wrong, or not fully and
securely assembled
- if trigger does not turn Pole Trimmer on and off. Blades must stop
moving when you release trigger. Have faulty switch replaced by
authorized service center. See “Service Information”.
- while in a hurry
- while in tree or on a ladder
- while on aerial booms, buckets or platforms
- during high wind or storming weather
While Operating Pole Trimmer
• Stay alert. Use common sense while operating the unit.
• Keep work area clean. Cluttered areas invite injuries.
• Keep children, animals and bystanders at a safe distance away
from Pole Trimmer. Only Pole Trimmer user should be in work area.
• Grip Pole Trimmer securely - one hand on the pole, the other on the
handle.
General Safety Rules
WARNING: Shock Hazard. To protect yourself from electrocution,
do not operate within 10 feet (3 m) of overhead electrical lines.
Failure to do this could result in severe personal injury.
• Keep the handles dry, clean, and free of oil.
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• Make sure cutting blades have stopped before setting unit down.
D A N G E R : RISK OF CUT. Keep hands away from blades. Keep
both hands on handles when Pole Trimmer is on.
• D O N O T AT T E M P T to remove cut material or hold material to be
cut when blades are moving. Disconnect battery when clearing
jammed material from blades. Do not grasp the exposed cutting
blades or cutting edges when picking up or holding the Pole
Trimmer.
C A U T I O N : Blades coast after turn off.
• D O N ’ T F O R C E P O L E T R I M M E R - It will do the job better and with
less likelihood of a risk of injury at the rate for which it was
designed.
• D I S C O N N E C T B AT T E R Y from the Pole Trimmer when not in use
or when servicing or cleaning.
• S T O R E I D L E P O L E T R I M M E R I N D O O R S - When not in use, Pole
Trimmer should be stored indoors in a dry and high or locked-up
place out of reach of children.
• M A I N T A I N P O L E T R I M M E R W I T H C A R E - Keep cutting blades
sharp and clean for best performance and to reduce the risk of
injury. Keep handles dry, clean and free from oil and grease.
• C H E C K D A M A G E D P A R T S - Before further use of the Pole
Trimmer, a guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully
checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its
intended function. Check for alignment of moving parts, binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting and any other condition
that may affect its operation. A guard or other part that is damaged
should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service
center unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in this manual.
S p e c if ic S a f e ty R u le s
• Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an
operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or
its own cord. Contact with a "live" wire will make exposed metal
parts of the tool "live" and shock the operator.
W A R N I N G : Some dust created by this product contains
chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these
chemicals are:
• compounds in fertilizers
• compounds in insecticides, herbicides and pesticides
• arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
To reduce your exposure to these chemicals, wear approved safety
equipment such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter
out microscopic particles.
The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
V................volts
A ....................amperes
Hz..............hertz
W ..................watts
..................alternating current
min ............minutes
no ..................no load speed
..........direct current
..............Class II Construction
....................earthing terminal
............safety alert symbol
.../min ............strokes
per minute
S AV E T H E S E I N S T R U C T I O N S
S e r v ic e
• Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair
personnel. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified
personnel could result in a risk of injury. See “Service Information”.
• When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts.
Follow instructions in the Maintenance section of this manual.
Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow Maintenance
Instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury.
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B a tte r y C a p I n f o r m a tio n
3.
Battery storage and carrying caps are provided for use whenever
the battery is out of the tool or charger. Remove cap before placing
battery in charger or tool.
Battery Cap
4.
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6.
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8.
WARNING: Do not store or carry battery so that metal objects
can contact exposed battery terminals. For example, do not place
battery in aprons, pockets, tool boxes, product kit boxes, drawers,
etc. with loose nails, screws, keys, etc. without battery cap.
Transporting batteries can possibly cause fires if the battery
terminals inadvertently come in contact with conductive materials
such as keys, coins, hand tools and the like. The US Department of
Transportation Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) actually
prohibit transporting batteries in commerce or on airplanes (i.e.
packed in suitcases and carryon luggage) UNLESS they are
properly protected from short circuits. So when transporting
individual batteries, make sure that the battery terminals are
protected and well insulated from materials that could contact them
and cause a short circuit.
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S a f e ty W a r n in g s a n d I n s tr u c tio n s :
C h a r g in g
1. This manual contains important safety and operating
instructions.
2. Before using battery charger, read all instructions and cautionary
markings on (1) battery charger, (2) battery, and (3) product
using battery.
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CAUTION: To reduce the risk of injury, charge only
Black & Decker batteries. Other types of batteries may burst
causing personal injury and damage.
Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Black &
Decker may result in a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to
persons.
To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord, pull by plug
rather than cord when disconnecting charger.
Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped on,
tripped over, or otherwise subjected to damage or stress.
An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely
necessary. Use of improper extension cord could result in a risk
of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
An extension cord must have adequate wire size
for safety, and to prevent loss of power and overheating.
When using more than one extension to make up the
total length, be sure each extension contains at least the
minimum wire size
Use only the supplied charger when charging your tool. The use
of any other charger could damage the tool or create a
hazardous condition.
Important Charging Notes
10. Use only one charger when charging.
11. Do not attempt to open the charger. There are no customer
serviceable parts inside. Return to any authorized Black & Decker
service center.
12. DO NOT incinerate the tool or battery packs even if they are
severely damaged or completely worn out. The batteries can
explode in a fire.
13. A small leakage of liquid from the battery cells may occur under
extreme usage, charging or temperature conditions. This does not
indicate a failure. However, if the outer seal is broken and this
leakage gets on your skin:
a. Wash quickly with soap and water.
b. Neutralize with a mild acid such as lemon juice or vinegar.
c. If the battery liquid gets in your eyes, flush them with clean water
for a minimum of 10 minutes and seek immediate medical
attention. MEDICAL NOTE: The liquid is a 25-35% solution of
potassium hydroxide.
1. After normal usage, your battery should be fully charged in 1 to
2 hours. If the battery is run-down completely, it may take up to
2 hours to become fully charged. Your battery was sent from the
factory not fully charged. Before attempting to use it, it must be
charged for at least 2 hours.
2. DO NOT charge the battery in an air temperature below 40°F
(4,5 °C) or above 105°F.(40,5 °C) This is important and will
prevent serious damage to the battery. Longest life and best
performance can be obtained if battery is charged when air
temperature is about 75°F.(24°C).
3. While charging, the charger may hum and become warm to
touch. This is a normal condition and does not indicate a
problem.
4. If the battery does not charge properly—(1) Check current at
receptacle by plugging in a lamp or other appliance. (2) Check
to see if receptacle is connected to a light switch which turns
power off when you turn out the lights. (3) Move charger and
battery to a surrounding air temperature of 40°F (4,5 °C) to
105°F.(40,5 °C) (4) If the receptacle and temperature are OK,
and you do not get proper charging, take or send the battery
and charger to your local Black & Decker service center. See
Tools Electric in yellow pages.
5. The battery should be recharged when it fails to produce
sufficient power on jobs which were easily done previously. DO
NOT CONTINUE using product with its battery in a depleted
condition.
6. To prolong battery life, avoid leaving the battery on charge for
extended periods of time (over 30 days without use). Although
overcharging is not a safety concern, it can significantly reduce
overall battery life.
7. The battery will reach optimum performance after being cycled 5
times during normal usage. There is no need to run the batteries
down completely before recharging. Normal usage is the best
method of discharging and recharging the batteries
Charging t he Bat t ery
THE BATTERY IS NOT FULLY CHAR GED AT THE FACTORY.
BEFOR E AT T EMP T ING TO CHAR GE T HE BAT T ER Y,
THOR OUGHLY R EAD ALL OF THE SAFETY INSTR UCTIONS.
T he charger is designed to use standard household 230volt 50 Hz
power.
1. Plug the charger into any standard 230Volt 50 Hz electrical
outlet. NOTE: Do not charge by means
FIG 1
of an engine generator or DC power
source. Use only 230V AC.
2. Slide the charger onto the battery as
shown in figure 1 and let the battery
charge initially for 2 h o u r s . After the
initial charge, under normal usage, your
battery should be fully charged in approx. 1 hour
ho ur s .
3. Unplug charger, and remove the battery.
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Features
Assembly
Before using your Pole Trimmer familarize yourself with all operating
and safety features.
Joining Trimmer Head Module to Handle Module
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9
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7
10
WARNING: Sharp moving blade. To prevent accidental
operation, insure that battery is disconnected from the handle
and that the protective blade sheath is in place on the blade
before performing the following operations. Failure to do this
could result in serious personal injury.
Combining the handle module (A) to the trimmer head module (B)
creates a pole trimmer that is approximately 1.8m in length as shown
in figure 3.
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B
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5
4
2
A
To attach the handle module to the
trimmer head module:
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1. Align the groove on the outside of
the coupling end of the handle
module (A) with the tongue on the
Groove
inside of the coupling end of the
trimmer head module (B). See figure
4. Push the two sections completely
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together.
2. Slide the threaded sleeve (6) figure 5
on the trimmer head module down as
far as possible and rotate the sleeve
clockwise until it stops and completely
covers the orange threads as shown 6
in figure 6.
WARNING: Always check to make
sure that the sleeve is completely
threaded on and that the orange
threads are no longer visible. Not
threading the sleeve completely on could result in the modules
becoming disconnected creating a hazardous condition.
Periodically check the connections to insure that no orange threads
are visible.
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3
A. Handle Module
B. Trimmer Head Module
1. Trigger Switch
2. Lock Button
3. Battery
4. Foam Gripper
5. Threaded Pole
6. Threaded Sleeve
7. Locking Latch
8. Hand Guard
9. 5 Position Head
10. Trimmer Blade
11. Blade Sheath
Transporting the Pole Trimmer
Always remove the battery from the
handle (figure 2) and cover the blade
with the blade sheath when transporting
the Pole Trimmer. See page 4 for
additional information on transporting
the battery.
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Pivoting the Trimmer Head
Disassembly
The trimmer head pivots 180 degrees and can be locked into 5
different positions within that range. To avoid being pinched, wear
gloves and hold unit as shown below.
Before connecting the battery to the unit, be sure the trimmer head is
locked into position.
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To pivot the trimmer head:
1. Press in on the locking latch (7)
and raise the trimmer head as
shown in figure 11.
2. Lock the trimmer head into any of
the 5 positions. Check to make
sure that the trimmer head is
locked into position by trying to
move the motor housing. If it is not
locked, rotate it to the closest lock
position.
Detaching Trimmer Head Module
WARNING: Sharp moving blade. To prevent accidental
operation, insure that battery is disconnected from the handle
and that the protective blade sheath is in place on the blade
before performing the following operations. Failure to do this
could result in serious personal injury.
When detaching the modules rest the handle module
on the ground and grasp the center of the trimmer
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head module with one hand figure 7. Use your other
hand to loosen the
threaded sleeve figure 8 8
and then pull the two
halves apart.
Operating the Pole Trimmer
Operating Positions
WARNING: Read and understand all instructions. Failure to
follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire
and/or serious personal injury.
With its unique design the Pole Trimmer can be used to trim and
shape hard to reach areas of hedges and bushes such as those
shown in figures 12 and 13.
Connecting the Battery
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Place the battery in the tool as shown in figure 9 and be certain that it
is inserted fully into the tool cavity until it “clicks” into place. To remove
the battery from the tool, press down on the release button on the
back of the battery (figure 10) and slide out.
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13
Tr o u b le s h o o tin g S e c tio n
Switch
Always be sure of your footing and grip the 14
Pole Trimmer firmly with both hands with
the thumb and fingers encircling the
handle. To turn the tool ON pull the lock
button (1) back with your thumb and then
squeeze the trigger (2) with your fingers as
shown in figure 14. (Once the tool is
running you can release the lock button.)
To turn the tool OFF, release the trigger.
If your Pole Trimmer does not operate correctly check the following:
Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
• Tool will not
• Battery not
• Check battery installation.
start.
installed properly.
• Battery not
• Check battery charging
charged.
requirements.
• Lock-out button not • Pull back on lock
actuated.
button/actuate trigger.
• Pole connections • Refer to instruction manual
not properly
for pole connections.
tightened.
• Insert battery into charger
• Battery will not • Battery not
until red LED appears.
inserted into
charge.
Charge up to 2 hours if
charger.
battery totally drained.
Trimming Instructions
1. WORKING POSITION - Maintain proper footing and balance
and do not overreach. Wear safety goggles, non-skid footwear
and gloves when trimming. Hold the tool firmly in both hands
and turn the tool ON. Always hold the trimmer, as shown in the
illustrations in this manual, with one hand on the switch handle
and one hand on the pole. Never hold the tool by the hand guard.
2. TRIMMING NEW GROWTH - A wide, sweeping motion, feeding
the blade teeth through the twigs is most effective. A slight
downward tilt of the blade, in the direction of motion gives the
best cutting. Do not cut stems greater than 3/8” (10mm). Use the
trimmer only for cutting normal shrubbery around houses and
buildings.
3. LEVEL HEDGES - To obtain exceptionally level hedges
a piece of string can be stretched along the length of the hedge
as a guide.
4. SIDE-TRIMMING HEDGES - Begin at the bottom and sweep up.
WARNING: TO GUARD AGAINST INJURY, OBSERVE THE
FOLLOWING:
• READ AND UNDERSTAND INSTRUCTION MANUAL BEFORE
USING.
• SAVE INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
• KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM BLADES.
• KEEP HANDS ON HANDLE AND POLE. DON’T OVERREACH.
• BLADE COASTS AFTER TURN OFF.
• DO NOT USE UNDER WET CONDITIONS.
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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 statutor y rights. Your attention is drawn to the
provisions of the Consumer Guarantee Act 1993 (New Zealand only),
Trade Practices Act 1974 and State legislation (Australia only), which
confers rights upon consumers.If a Black & Decker product becomes
defective due to faulty materials, workmanship or lack of conformity,
within 48 months from the date of purchase, Black & Decker guarantees
to replace defective par ts, 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
hire purposes; The product has been subjected to miss use or neglect;
The product has sustained damage through foreign objects, substances
or accidents; Repairs have been attempted by persons other than
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.
Australia
Black & Decker (Australia) Pty. Ltd. 20
Fletcher Road, Mooroolbark,
Victoria, 3138
Tel. 03-8720 5100
Fax 03-9727 5940
IMPORTANT: To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs,
maintenance and adjustment should be performed by authorized
service centers or other qualified service organizations, always using
identical replacement parts.
Accessories
WARNING: DO NOT use the Pole Trimmer with any type of
accessory or attachment. Such usage might be hazardous.
Maintenance
The cutting blades are made from high quality, hardened steel and
with normal usage, they will not require resharpening. However, if you
accidentally hit a wire fence, stones, glass or other hard objects, you
may put a nick in the blade. There is no need to remove this nick as
long as it does not interfere with the movement of the blade. If it does
interfere, remove the battery from the unit and use a fine toothed file
or sharpening stone to remove the nick.
If you drop the trimmer, carefully inspect it for damage. If the blade is
bent, housing cracked, or if you see any other condition that may
affect the trimmer ’s operation contact your local Black & Decker
Service Center for repairs before putting it back into use.
Fertilizers and other garden chemicals contain agents which greatly
accelerate the corrosion of metals. Do not store the tool on or
adjacent to fertilizers or chemicals.
With the battery removed, use only mild soap and a damp cloth to
clean the tool. Never let any liquid get inside the tool; never immerse
any part of the tool into a liquid.
SERVICE INFORMATION
All Black & Decker Ser vice Centers are staffed with trained personnel to provide
customers with efficient and reliable power tool ser vice. Whether you need
technical advice, repair, or genuine factor y replacement par ts, contact the
Black & Decker location nearest you. To find your local ser vice location, refer
to the yellow page director y under “Tools—Electric” or call:
(AUS) 1800-654-155 or (NZ) 09 259 1111
or visit www.blackanddecker.com.au
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New Zealand
Black & Decker 5 Tea Punga Place
Mt Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel. 09 259 1111
Fax 09 259 1122
April 07
5148157-01
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