GL741 | Black&Decker GL741 STRING TRIMMER Type 2 instruction manual

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Intended use
Your Black & Decker strimmer GL701/GL716/GL720/GL741 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 tools, basic safety
precautions, including the following, should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, personal
injury and material damage.
Read all of this manual carefully before operating the tool.
Retain this manual for future reference.
Remove the plug from the socket before carrying out any
adjustment, servicing or maintenance.
Keep work area clean
Cluttered areas and benches can cause accidents.
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, e.g. in
the presence of flammable liquids and gases.
Keep children away
Do not allow children, visitors or animals to come near the
work area or to touch the tool or mains cable.
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.
Personal protection
Always use safety glasses. Use a face or dust mask whenever
the operations may produce dust or flying particles. Hearing
protection should be worn.
Guard against electric shock
Prevent body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces (e.g.
pipes, radiators, cookers and refrigerators). Electric safety can
be further improved by using a high-sensitivity (30 mA / 30
mS) residual current device (RCD).
Do not overreach
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
Stay alert
Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not
operate the tool when you are tired.
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Secure workpiece
Use clamps or a vice to hold the workpiece. It is safer and it
frees both hands to operate the tool.
Connect dust extraction equipment
If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction
and collection facilities, ensure that these are connected and
properly used.
Remove adjusting keys and wrenches
Always check that adjusting keys and wrenches are removed
from the tool before operating the tool.
Extension cables
Before use, inspect the extension cable and replace if
damaged. When using the tool outdoors, only use extension
cables intended for outdoor use. Up to 30 m of Black & Decker
extension cable can be used without loss of power.
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 heavyduty tool. The tool will do the job better and safer at the rate
for which it was intended. Do not force the tool. Do not use
the tool for purposes not intended, for example, do not use a
circular saw to cut tree limbs or logs.
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.
Check for damaged parts
Before use, carefully check the tool and mains cable 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.
Unplug the tool
Unplug the tool when it is not in use, before changing any
parts of the tool, accessories or attachments and before
servicing.
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 plugging in.
Do not abuse cord
Never carry the tool by its cord or pull it to disconnect from the
socket. Keep the cord away from heat, oil and sharp edges.
Store idle tools
When not in use, tools should be stored in a dry, locked up or
high place, out of reach of children.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Additional safety instructions for grass trimmers
The following warning symbols are found on the tool:
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Before use check the supply and extension cord for any
signs of damage or ageing. If the cord becomes damaged
during use, disconnect the cord from the supply immediately.
DO NOT TOUCH THE CORD BEFORE DISCONNECTING
THE SUPPLY.
Do not use the lawn trimmer (edge trimmer), if the cords
are damaged or worn.
Wear stout shoes or boots to protect your feet.
Wear long trousers to protect your legs.
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.
Never touch the cutting line while the tool is running.
Do not put the tool down until the cutting line has come
to a complete standstill.
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.
Take care to keep the mains cable away from the cutting
line. Always be aware of the position of the cable.
Keep hands and feet away from the cutting means at all
times and especially when switching on the motor.
Warning. Cutting elements continue to rotate after the
motor is switched off.
Never operate the machine with damaged guards or
without the guards in place.
Always ensure that the ventilation openings are kept
clear of debris.
Features
Read the manual prior to operation.
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating this
tool.
360˚
6m/20ft
Keep people and animals at least 6 m away from the
cutting area.
Do not expose the tool to rain or high humidity.
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Be familiar with the controls and the proper use of the
equipment.
Only use the machine in daylight or good artificial light.
This tool includes some or all of the following features.
1. On/off switch
2. Handle
3. Cable restraint
4. Power inlet
5. Secondary handle
6. Adjustment button
7. Tube
8. Guard
9. Line trimming blade
10. Spool housing
11. Cutting line
12. Edge guide
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Assembly
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and unplugged.
Fitting the guard (fig. A)
◆ Remove the hexagonal screws (13) from the head (14).
◆ Place the guard (8) onto the tool as shown.
◆ Firmly press the guard until it snaps into place.
◆ Secure the guard with the hexagonal screws.
◆ Tighten the hexagonal screws using the hexagonal key
(15) provided.
Warning! Never use the tool unless the guard is properly
fitted.
Releasing the cutting line
In transit, the cutting line is taped to the spool housing.
◆ Remove the tape holding the cutting line (11) to the spool
housing (10).
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.
Warning! The extension cable must be suitable for outdoor use.
Use
Adjusting the height of the tool (fig. D)
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 (6).
◆ Gently pull the tube (7) out of the motor housing (15) 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.
Hints for optimum use
General
◆ In order to achieve optimum cutting results, only cut dry
grass.
Trimming
◆ Hold the tool as shown in fig. B.
◆ 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. B - D)
The tool can be used in trimming mode as shown in fig. B or in
edging mode to trim overhanging grass along lawn edges and
flower beds as shown in fig. C.
Trimming mode (fig. B & D)
For trimming, the trimmer head should be in the position
shown in fig. B. If it is not:
◆ Depress the adjustment button (6).
◆ Rotate the tube (7), while releasing the button.
◆ When the head is in position, the button will lock into
place.
Note: The tube will only rotate in one direction.
Edging mode (fig. C & D)
For edging, the trimmer head should be in the position shown
in fig. C. If it is not:
◆ Depress the adjustment button (6).
◆ Rotate the tube (7), while releasing the button.
◆ When the head is in position, the button will lock into place.
Note: The tube will only rotate in one direction.
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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. C.
◆ 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.
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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. E & G)
Replacement spools of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. 6495).
◆ Keep the tabs (17) depressed and remove the spool cover
(18) from the housing (10).
◆ Remove the empty spool (19) from the spool housing.
◆ Remove any dirt and grass from the spool cover and
housing.
◆ Place the new spool onto the boss in the spool housing
with the lines parked in the slots (23) (fig. F).
◆ Insert the line ends through the appropriate eyelets (20) in
the housing (10). Pull the slack line until it pulls out of the
parked slots (23) (fig. G).
◆ Align the tabs (17) on the spool cover with the cut outs
(21) in the housing.
◆ Push the cover (18) onto the housing (10) until it snaps
securely into place.
Note: Make sure that the cover is positioned, listen for
two audible clicks to ensure both tabs (17) are correctly
located.
Warning! If the cutting lines protrude beyond the trimming
blade (9), cut them off so that they just reach the blade.
Winding new line onto an empty spool (fig. H - 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. A6171).
◆ 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 (21),
cut the line.
– Temporarily park the line in the slots (22) 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 (22).
◆ Proceed as described above to fit the spool on the tool.
Do not forget to release the cutting line from the parking
slots (22).
Warning! Only use the appropriate type of Black & Decker
cutting line. Ensure that cutting line is present in both sections
of the spool.
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
◆ Safely dispose of the old plug.
◆ Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new
plug.
◆ Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
Warning! No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality
plugs. Recommended fuse: 5 A.
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, 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.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
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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. Reuse 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.
EEC declaration of conformity
GL701/GL716/GL720/GL741
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, Annex VIII, Lawn trimmer, L ≤ 50 No. 0344,
KEMA Quality B.V., Utrechtseweg 310, 6802 ED Arnhem,
The Netherlands
Level of sound pressure, measured according to 2002/14/EC:
LpA (sound pressure) 81 dB(A), LWA (acoustic power) 95 dB(A),
LWA (guaranteed) 96 dB(A)
Hand/arm weighted vibration value according to
EN 786: 7,5 m/s2
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
Technical data
Voltage
Power input
No-load speed
Weight
VAC
W
min-1
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GL701
230
550
6,500
3.2
GL716
230
580
6,500
3.2
Voltage
Power input
No-load speed
Weight
VAC
W
min-1
kg
GL720
230
600
6,500
3.2
GL741
230
700
6,500
3.2
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Kevin Hewitt
Director of Consumer Engineering
Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JG,
United Kingdom
1-11-2005
UK patent application no. 059745.6
European Community design application nos.
340385-0001 & 339544-0001
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
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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
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