GL5028 | Black&Decker GL5028 STRING TRIMMER instruction manual

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(Original instructions)
Intended use
Your Black & Decker trimmer has been designed for trimming
This appliance is intended for consumer use only.
Safety instructions
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for their safety.
Children must be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
Residual risks.
injury and material damage.
Warning! When using the machine the safety rules must be
followed. For your own safety and bystanders please read
these instructions before operating the machine. Please keep
the instructions safe for later use.
Read all of this manual carefully before operating the
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appliance.
The intended use is described in this manual. The use of
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any accessory or attachment or the performance of any
operation with this appliance other than those
recommended in this instruction manual may present a
risk of personal injury.
Retain this manual for future reference.
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Additional residual risks may arise when using the tool which
may not be included in the enclosed safety warnings. These
risks can arise from misuse, prolonged use etc.
Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual
risks can not be avoided. These include:
 Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving
parts.
 Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or
accessories.
 Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When
using any tool for prolonged periods ensure you take
regular breaks.
 Impairment of hearing.
 Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed
when using your tool (example:- working with wood,
especially oak, beech and MDF.)
Using your appliance
After use
Warning! When using mains-powered appliances, basic
safety precautions, including the following, should always be
Always take care when using the appliance.
Always use safety glasses or goggles.
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Never allow children or people unfamiliar with the
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instructions to use the appliance.
Do not allow children or animals to come near the work
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area or to touch the appliance or power supply cord.
Close supervision is necessary when the appliance is
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used near children.
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persons without supervision.
This appliance is not to be used as a toy.
Use in a dry location only. Do not allow the appliance to
become wet.
Do not immerse the appliance in water.
Do not open the body casing. There are not userserviceable parts inside.
Do not operate the appliance in explosive atmospheres,
dust.
To reduce the risk of damage to plugs or cords, never pull
the cable to remove the plug from a socket.
Safety of others
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This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible
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When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a dry,
well ventilated place out of reach of children.
Children should not have access to stored appliances.
When the appliance is stored or transported in a vehicle it
should be placed in the boot or restrained to prevent
movement following sudden changes in speed or
direction.
Power to the tool should always be supplied via residual
with a rated residual current of 30mA or less.
Inspection and repairs
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Before use, check the appliance for damaged or defective
parts. Check for breakage of parts and any other
conditions that may affect its operation.
Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged or
defective.
Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or replaced
by an authorised repair agent.
Never attempt to remove or replace any parts other than
Using an extension cable
Always use an approved extension cable suitable for the
power input of this appliance (see technical data). The
extension cable must be suitable for outdoor use and marked
accordingly. Up to 30 m of 1.5 mm2 H05VV-F extension cable
can be used without loss of product performance. Before use,
inspect the extension cable for signs of damage, wear and
ageing. Replace the extension cable if damaged or defective.
When using a cable reel, always unwind the cable completely.
(Original instructions)
Additional safety instructions for grass trimmers
Warning! Cutting elements continue to rotate after the motor
is switched off.
u Be familiar with the controls and the proper use of the
appliance.
u Before use, check the power supply cord and extension
cord for signs of damage, ageing and wear. If a cord
becomes damaged during use, disconnect the cord from
the mains supply immediately. DO NOT TOUCH THE
CORD BEFORE DISCONNECTING THE SUPPLY.
u Do not use the appliance if the cords are damaged or
worn.
u Wear stout shoes or boots to protect your feet.
u Wear long trousers to protect your legs.
u Before using the appliance, check that your cutting path is
free from sticks, stones, wire and any other obstacles.
u Only use the appliance in the upright position, with the
cutting line near the ground. Never switch the appliance
on in any other position.
u Move slowly when using the appliance. Be aware that
freshly cut grass is damp and slippery.
u Do not work on steep slopes. Work across the face of
slopes, not up and down.
u Never cross gravel paths or roads while the appliance is
running.
u Never touch the cutting line while the appliance is running.
u Do not put the appliance down until the cutting line has
come to a complete standstill.
u Use only the appropriate type of cutting line. Never use
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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 line at all
times, especially when switching on the motor.
Before using the appliance and after any impact, check for
signs of wear or damage and repair as necessary.
Never operate the appliance with damaged guards or
without guards in place.
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always return the machine to its normal operating position
before switching on.
Always ensure that the ventilation slots are kept clear of
debris.
Do not use the lawn trimmer (edge trimmer), if the cords
are damaged or worn.
Keep extension cords away from cutting elements.
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Labels on appliance
The following warning symbols are found on the appliance:
Read the manual prior to operation.
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating
this appliance.
Wear suitable ear protectors when operating this
appliance.
Always remove the plug from the socket before
inspecting a damaged cable. Be careful not to
use your strimmer if the cable is damaged.
from the cutting area.
Do not expose the appliance to rain or high
humidity.
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Directive 2000/14/EC guaranteed sound power.
Electrical safety
This appliance 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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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.
Electric safety can be further improved by using a
highsensitivity 30 mA Residual Current Device (RCD).
Features
This appliance includes some or all of the following features.
1. On/off switch
2. Handle
3. Cable restraint
4. Power inlet
5. Second handle
6. Guard
7. Spool housing
8. Head
9. Edge guide
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(Original instructions)
Assembly
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Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and unplugged.
Remove the tape holding the cutting line to the spool
housing (7).
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.
For wired in cable units: Make sure the cable is looped
through the cable restraint prior to connecting the plug to the
mains outlet.
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Remove the screw from the guard.
Keeping the guard (6) square to the strimmer head (8)
slide it into place until the retaining tab clicks into place
(Ensure that the guide rails (10) on the guard (6) are
correctly aligned with the guide rails (11) on the strimmer
 Secure the guard (6) with the screw (12).
Warning! Never use the tool unless the guard is properly
Warning! The extension cable must be suitable for outdoor
use.
Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
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Slide the second handle (5) on to the main handle (2) in
an upwards direction.
Secure the second handle in place with the screw (13)
provided.
Press in and hold both of the buttons (14) on the side of
the handle.
 Slide the second handle (5) in place over the buttons (14).
Warning! Ensure that the teeth on the button are correctly
aligned in slots in the handle and that the handle is secure.
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The second handle (5) can be adjusted to provide optimum
balance and comfort.
 Press in the button (15) on the left side od the handle.
 Rotate the second handle (5) into the required position.
 Release the button (15).
Warning! Ensure that the teeth on the button are correctly
aligned in slots in the handle and that the handle is secure.
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edging mode to trim overhanging grass along lawn edges and
For trimming, the trimmer head should be in the position
Disconnect the tool from the supply.
Loosen the adjustment collar (6) by turning it clockwise.
 Whilst holding the handle (2), rotate the head (8)
clockwise.
 Tighten the collar (6) by turning it anti-clockwise.
 Slide the edge guide (9) into the motor housing.
Note: Note: The head will only rotate in one direction.
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For edging, the trimmer head should be in the position shown
Disconnect the tool from the supply.
Loosen the adjustment collar (6) by turning it clockwise.
 Whilst holding the handle (2), rotate the head (8)
anti-clockwise.
 Tighten the collar (6) by turning it anti-clockwise.
 Slide the edge guide out of the motor housing. Ensure that
the edging guide (9) is fully extended, an audible click will
be heard.
Note: The head will only rotate in one direction.
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This tool has a telescopic mechanism, allowing you to set it to
a comfortable height. There are multiple height settings.
To adjust the height setting, proceed as follows:
 Disconnect the tool from the supply.
 Loosen the adjustment collar (16) by turning it clockwise.
 Gently pull the tube (17) in or out of the handle (2) to the
desired height.
 Tighten the adjustment collar (16) by turning anticlockwise.
Releasing the cutting line
In transit, the cutting line is taped to the spool housing.
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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.
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(Original instructions)
Hints for optimum use
General
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In order to achieve optimum cutting results, only cut dry
grass.
Trimming
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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.
Cutting line will wear faster and require more feeding if the
cutting is done along pavements or other abrasive
surfaces or heavier weeds are being cut.
If the tool starts running slowly, reduce the load.
Edging
Optimum cutting results are achieved on edges deeper than
50 mm.
u Do not use the tool to create edges. To create edges,
use an edging spade.
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To make a closer cut, slightly tilt the tool.
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containing a spool of cutting line are also available (cat. no.
A6442-XJ).
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Unplug the tool.
Keep the tabs (24) depressed and remove the spool cover
Remove the empty spool (26) from the spool cover.
Remove any dirt and grass from the spool cover and
housing.
Take the new spool and push it onto the boss in the spool
cover. Rotate the spool slightly until it is seated.
Unclip the end of one of the cutting lines and guide the
protrude approx. 11 cm from the spool cover.
Unclip the end of the other cutting line and guide the line
into the other eyelet. The line should protrude approx. 11
cm from the spool cover.
Align the tabs (24) on the spool cover with the cut outs
Push the cover onto the housing until it snaps securely
into place.
Warning! If the cutting lines protrude beyond the trimming
blade (10), cut them off so that they just reach the blade.
Troubleshooting
Replacement spools of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6481-XJ).
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Unplug the tool.
Keep the tabs (18) depressed and remove the spool cover
(19) from the housing (7).
Remove the empty spool (20) from the housing.
Remove any dirt and grass from the spool cover and
housing.
Take the new spool and push it onto the boss in the
housing. Rotate the spool slightly until it is seated.
Unclip the end of one of the cutting lines and guide the
line into the eyelets(21). The line should protrude approx.
11 cm from the spool cover.
Align the tabs (18) on the spool cover with the cut outs
(22) in the housing.
Push the cover onto the housing until it snaps securely
into place.
Warning! If the cutting lines protrude beyond the trimming
blade (23), cut them off so that they just reach the blade.
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.
Appliance runs slowly
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(GL5530-XE only)
Replacement spools of cutting line are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. A6441-XJ). Complete cassettes
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.
Keep the tabs depressed and remove the spool cover
from the housing.
Pull the cutting line until it protrudes 11 cm from the
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:
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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.
Maintenance
Your Black & Decker corded/cordless appliance/tool has been
designed to operate over a long period of time with a minimum
of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation depends
upon proper tool/appliance care and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on corded/
cordless power tools:
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Switch off and unplug the appliance/tool.
Or switch off and remove the battery from the appliance/
tool if the appliance/tool has a separate battery pack.
Or run the battery down completely if it is integral and then
switch off.
Unplug the charger before cleaning it. Your charger does
not require any maintenance apart from regular cleaning.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool/appliance
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.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
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.
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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
address indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
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authorised Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our
after-sales service and contacts are available on the Internet
www.2helpU.com
Technical data
GL4525
GL5028
GL5530
Type 1
Type 1
Type 1
Input Voltage
V
AC
230
230
230
Power Input
W
450
500
550
No-Load Speed
min
7300
7200
7300
Cutting Width
cm
25
28
30
Weight
kg
2.0
2.1
2.3
-1
Australia & New Zealand
Stanley Black & Decker
www.blackanddecker.com.au
www.blackanddecker.co.nz
Tel.1800 338 002 (Aust) or Tel. 0800 339 258 (NZ)
90623351
05/2015
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