GPC1820L | Black&Decker GPC1820L PRUNER Type H1 - H2 instruction manual

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GPC1820L
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(Original instructions)
Intended use
Your Black & Decker cordless pole pruner has been designed
for pruning trees. 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.
Safety instructions
General power tool safety warnings
Warning! Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow all instructions may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term “power tool” in all of the warnings listed below
refers to your mains operated (corded) power tool or battery
operated (cordless) power tool.
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1. Work area safety
a. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and dark
areas invite accidents.
b. Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases
or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes.
c. Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
2. Electrical safety
a. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs
with earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs
and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
b. Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded
surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock
if your body is earthed or grounded.
c. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
d. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for
carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep
cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving
parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of
electric shock.
e. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an
extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord
suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
f. If operating a power tool in a damp location is
unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD)
protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of
electric shock.
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3. Personal safety
a. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating a power tool. Do not
use a power tool while you are tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment
of inattention while operating power tools may result in
serious personal injury.
b. Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection
used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal
injuries.
c. Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is
in the off-position before connecting to power source
and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or
energising power tools that have the switch on invites
accidents.
d. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning
the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to
a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal
injury.
e. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
all times. This enables better control of the power tool in
unexpected situations.
f. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away
from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair
can be caught in moving parts.
g. If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of dust collection
can reduce dust-related hazards.
4. Power tool use and care
a. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power
tool for your application. The correct power tool will
do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
designed.
b. Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn
it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
c. Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or
the battery pack from the power tool before making
any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing
power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce
the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
d. Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and
do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool
or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
(Original instructions)
e. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and
any other condition that may affect the power tools
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
f. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less
likely to bind and are easier to control.
g. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc.
In accordance with these instructions, taking into
account the working conditions and the work to be
performed. Use of the power tool for operations different
from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
5. Battery tool use and care
a. Recharge only with the charger specified by the
manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type
of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with
another battery pack.
b. Use power tools only with specifically designated
battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may
create a risk of injury and fire.
c. When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from
other metal objects, like paper clips, coins, keys,
nails, screws, or other small metal objects, that can
make a connection from one terminal to another.
Shorting the battery terminals together may cause burns
or a fire.
d. Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from
the battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally
occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes,
additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the
battery may cause irritation or burns.
6. Service
a. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts. This will
make sure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
Additional power tool safety warnings
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Warning! Additional safety instructions for pole
pruners
The intended use is described in this instruction manual. Do
not use the tool for purposes not intended; for example do
not use the tool to fell trees. 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.
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♦♦ Hold power 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 also make exposed metal parts of the power tool
“live” and give the operator an electric shock.
♦♦ Wear close fitting and protective clothing including a
safety helmet with visor/goggles, ear protectors, non-skid
safety footwear, protective bib trousers and strong leather
gloves.
♦♦ Always position yourself out of the path of falling
branches.
♦♦ The safe distance between a branch to be felled and
bystanders, buildings and other objects is at least 2 1/2
times the length of the branch. Any bystander, building or
object within this distance is at risk from being struck by
the falling branch.
♦♦ Pre-plan a safe exit from falling trees or branches. Ensure
the exit route is clear of obstacles that would prevent or
hinder movement. Remember wet grass and freshly cut
bark is slippery.
♦♦ Ensure someone is nearby (but at a safe distance) in
case of an accident.
♦♦ Do not use the tool while standing in a tree, on a ladder or
on any other unstable surface.
♦♦ Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
♦♦ Hold the tool firmly with both hands when the motor is
running.
♦♦ Do not let the moving chain contact any object at the tip
of the guide bar.
♦♦ Start cutting only with the chain moving at full speed.
♦♦ Do not attempt to enter a previous cut. Always make a
fresh cut.
♦♦ Watch for shifting branches or other forces that could
close a cut and pinch or fall into the chain.
♦♦ Do not attempt to cut a branch when the diameter of the
branch exceeds the cutting length of the tool.
♦♦ Always remove the battery from the tool and place the
chain cover over the chain when storing or transporting
the tool.
♦♦ Keep the saw chain sharp and properly tensioned. Check
the tension at regular intervals.
♦♦ Switch the tool off, allow the chain to stop and remove the
battery from the tool before carrying out any adjustment,
servicing or maintenance.
♦♦ Only use genuine replacement parts and accessories.
♦♦ Carry the pole pruner by the handle with the cutter blade
stopped. When transporting or storing the pole pruner
always fit the cutting device cover and dismantle it into its
component parts. Proper handling of the pole pruner will
reduce possible personal injury and injury to others.
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(Original instructions)
Safety of others
♦♦ 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 the use of the appliance by a person
responsible for the their safety.
♦♦ Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
Vibration
The declared vibration emission values stated in the technical
data and the declaration of conformity have been measured
in accordance with a standard test method provided by EN
60745 and may be used for comparing one tool with another.
The declared vibration emission value may also be used in a
preliminary assessment of exposure.
Warning! The vibration emission value during actual use of
the power tool can differ from the declared value depending
on the ways in which the tool is used. The vibration level may
increase above the level stated.
When assessing vibration exposure to determine safety
measures required by 2002/44/EC to protect persons regularly
using power tools in employment, an estimation of vibration
exposure should consider, the actual conditions of use and the
way the tool is used, including taking account of all parts of the
operating cycle such as the times when the tool is switched off
and when it is running idle in addition to the trigger time.
Pruning
Before attempting to prune a tree, ensure there are not bylaws or regulations that would prohibit or control the felling of
the tree.
♦♦ Be aware of the direction a branch may fall. Consider all
conditions that may affect the direction of fall, including:
-- the length and weight of the branch to be cut
-- the intended direction of fall
-- any unusual heavy limb structure or decay
-- the presence of surrounding trees and
obstacles,
-- including overhead lines
-- the intertwinement with other branches
-- the speed and direction of the wind.
♦♦ Consider access to the tree limb.
Tree branches are liable to swing towards the tree trunk. In
addition to the user, any bystander, building or object below
the branch is at risk of being struck by the branch.
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Warning symbols
The following warning symbols are shown on the tool:
Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user
must read the instruction manual.
Do not expose the tool to rain or high humidity.
Beware of falling objects. Keep bystanders away.
Electrocution hazard. Keep at least 10 m away
from overhead lines.
Always wear head and eye protection.
Wear non-slip safety footwear.
To ensure continued safe operation, check the
chain tension as described in this manual after
every 10 minutes of use, and adjust back to a
clearance of 3 mm as required. Oil the chain after
every 10 minutes of use
Direction of rotation of the chain.
Warning! Do not touch chain at the chip ejection
point.
Residual risks
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 cannot 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 make sure 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).
(Original instructions)
Additional safety instructions for batteries and chargers
Batteries
♦♦ Never attempt to open for any reason.
♦♦ Do not expose the battery to water.
♦♦ Do not expose the battery to heat.
♦♦ Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40°C.
♦♦ Charge only at ambient temperatures between 10°C and
40°C.
♦♦ Charge only using the charger provided with the
appliance/tool. Using the wrong charger could result in an
electric shock or overheating of the battery.
♦♦ When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section “Protecting the environment”.
♦♦ Do not damage/deform the battery pack either by
puncture or impact, as this may create a risk of injury
and fire.
♦♦ Do not charge damaged batteries.
♦♦ Under extreme conditions, battery leakage may occur.
When you notice liquid on the batteries, 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 may cause personal injury or
damage to property. In case of skin contact, immediately rinse
with water. If redness, pain or irritation occurs seek medical
attention. In case of eye contact, rinse immediately with clean
water and seek medical attention.
Chargers
Your charger has been designed for a specific voltage. Always
check that the mains voltage corresponds to the voltage on
the rating plate.
Warning! Never attempt to replace the charger unit with a
regular mains plug.
♦♦ Use your Black & Decker charger only to charge the
battery in the appliance/tool with which it was supplied.
Other batteries could burst, causing personal injury and
damage.
♦♦ Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
♦♦ 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.
♦♦ Do not expose the charger to water.
♦♦ Do not open the charger.
♦♦ Do not probe the charger.
♦♦ The charger must be placed in a well ventilated area
when charging.
Symbols on the charger
The following symbols are found on your charger:
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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.
If the cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker
Service Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Read the instruction manual before use.
Features
1. On/off switch
2. Lock-off button
3. Main handle
4. Saw head
5. Sprocket cover
6. Guide bar
7. Chain
8. Chain sheath
9. Lubrication bottle
10. Extension tube
11. Battery
Fig. A
12. Charger
Assembly
Warning! Before assembly, remove the battery from the tool.
Fitting and removing the battery (fig. B)
♦♦ To fit the battery (11), 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 (13) while
at the same time pulling the battery out of the receptacle.
Warning! To prevent accidental operation, ensure that the
battery is removed and that the chain sheath is in place on the
saw chain before performing the following operations. Failure
to do this could result in serious personal injury.
Fitting the saw head (fig. C)
The saw head can be fitted directly to the handle in order to
achieve standard reach.
♦♦ Align the groove on the outside of the coupling end of the
handle (3) with the tongue on the inside of the coupling
end of the saw head (4). Push the saw head (4) onto the
handle (3).
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(Original instructions)
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Slide the collar (14) down and rotate it clockwise until it is
fully tightened.
Warning! Periodically check the connections to ensure that
they are tightened securely.
tube (10) between the saw head (4) and the handle (3).
♦ Align the groove on the outside of the coupling end of the
handle (3) with the tongue on the inside of the coupling
end of the extension tube (10).
♦ Push the extension tube (10) onto the handle (3).
♦ Slide the collar (15) down and rotate it clockwise until it is
fully tightened.
♦ Align the groove on the outside of the coupling end of the
extension tube (10) with the tongue on the inside of the
coupling end of the saw head (4).
♦ Push the saw head (4) onto the extension tube (10).
♦ Slide the collar (14) down and rotate it clockwise until it is
fully tightened.
Warning! Periodically check the connections to ensure that
they are tightened securely.
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To remove the saw head (4), rest the handle (3) on the
ground, loosen the collar (14) and take off the saw head.
 Plug in the charger and switch on at the mains.
The charging indicator (24) will blink.
The charge is complete when the charging indicator (24)
switches to continuously on. The charger and the battery can
charger occasionally tops up the battery charge.
 Charge discharged batteries within 1 week. Battery life will
be greatly diminished if stored in a discharged state.
Leaving the battery in the charger
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the
pack fresh and fully charged.
For your safety, this tool is equipped with a double switching
system. This system prevents starting the tool inadvertently.
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 (2).
Switching off
♦ Release the on/off switch (1).
Warning! Never attempt to lock a switch in the on position.
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Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not
overload.
easily done before. 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 10 °C or above 40 °C. Recommended charging
temperature: approx. 24 °C.
Note: The charger will not charge a battery if the cell
temperature is below approximately 10 °C or above 40 °C.
The battery should be left in the charger and the charger
will begin to charge automatically when the cell
temperature warms up or cools down.
 To charge the battery (11), insert it into the charger (12).
force. Be sure that the battery is fully seated in the
charger.
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Make sure the tool is running at full speed before making
a cut.
sideways movement of the tool.
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Guide the tool through the branch using light pressure.
When cutting heavy branches, where a partial cut may
splinter and damage the tree, proceed as follows:
underside of the limb. Use the top of the guide bar (6)
to make this cut.
- Cut one third through the diameter of the limb. Then cut
down from the top.
(Original instructions)
Cleaning, maintenance and storage
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
care and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on corded/
cordless power tools:
♦ 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 you appliance/tool/
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 open the chuck and tap it to remove any dust from
After use and before storage
♦ Regularly clean the ventilation slots with a clean, dry paint
brush.
♦ To clean the tool, use only mild soap and a damp cloth.
Never let any liquid get inside the tool and never immerse
any part of the tool into liquid.
♦ Remove debris using a hard brush.
♦ Lubricate the chain with oil.
Warning! Always wear protective gloves when installing or
removing the saw chain. The saw chain is sharp and can cut
you when it is not running.
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Loosen the screws (16) using the Allen key provided.
Remove the screws.
Remove the sprocket cover (5) and the bar clamp (17).
Turn the screw (18) counterclockwise to allow the guide
bar (6) to recede and to reduce the tension on the saw
chain (7).
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Remove the old saw chain from the sprocket (19) and the
guide bar (6).
Place the new saw chain in the groove of the guide bar
and around the sprocket. Make sure that the teeth are
facing the correct direction by matching the arrow on the
saw chain with the arrow on the housing.
Make sure that the slot (20) in the guide bar is over the
location pins (21) and that the hole (22) below the slot is
located over the adjustment pin (23).
the screws (16).
♦ Tighten the screws (16) using the Allen key provided.
♦ Adjust the chain tension as described below.
To ensure continued safe operation, the chain and guide bar
must only be replaced with original Black & Decker parts.
Replacement chain part number A6158 replacement guide bar
part number 623381-00.
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Check the saw chain tension. The tension is correct
when the saw chain (7) snaps back after being pulled
away 3 mm from the saw chain bar with light force from
between the guide bar (6) and the saw chain (7) on the
underside.
To adjust the tension:
♦ Loosen the screws (16).
♦ Turn the screw (18) clockwise.
Warning! Do not over-tension the chain as this will lead to
excessive wear and will reduce the life of the bar and chain.
♦ Once the chain tension is correct, tighten the screws (16).
Warning! When the saw chain is new, check the tension
stretches slightly.
Oiling the chain
The saw chain must be oiled before each use and after
cleaning using only the correct grade of oil (cat. no. A6027).
♦ Oil the whole saw chain (7) evenly using the
applicator (9).
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 +10°C to +40°C. Place the battery on a level surface.
♦ Before using the tool after prolonged storage, fully charge
the battery again.
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(Original instructions)
Protecting the environment
Technical data
GPC1820L H1
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.
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
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
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At the end of their useful life, discard batteries
with due care for our environment:
Do not short-circuit the battery terminals.
in a risk of personal injury or an explosion.
Run the battery down completely, then remove it from
the tool.
Batteries are recyclable. Place the battery(s) in a suitable
packaging to ensure that the terminals cannot be shortcircuited. Take them to any authorised repair agent or a
local recycling station.
Input voltage
No-load chain speed
Vdc 18
min-1
114
Max cutting length
cm 17
Weight
kg 3.5
Battery
Voltage
Capacity
BL18
Vdc 18
Ah
Type
2.0
Li-Ion
Charger
905902** TYPE 1
Input voltage
Vac 100-240
Output voltage
Vdc 8-20
Output current
mA 400
Level of sound pressure according to EN ISO 11680-1:
Sound pressure (LpA) 78 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Level of sound power according to EN ISO 3744:
Sound power (LWA) 98 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Vibration total values (triax vector sum)
according to EN 60745:
Cutting freshly felled softwood (ah,w) = <2.5 m/s2
Uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
(Original instructions)
EC declaration of conformity
MACHINERY DIRECTIVE
GPC1820L
Black & Decker declares that these products described under
“technical data” are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN 60745-1
These products also comply with directive 2004/108/EC &
2011/65/EU. For more information, please contact
Black & Decker at the following address or refer to the back
of the manual.
The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the technical
Kevin Hewitt
Vice-President Global Engineering
Black & Decker Europe, 210 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3YD
United Kingdom
28-02-2014
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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
make sure of the 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
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:
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