GTC1445L | Black&Decker GTC1445L C'LESS HEDGETRIMMER Type H1 instruction manual

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GTC1850L
GTC1850LFC
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(Original instructions)
Intended use
Your Black & Decker hedgetrimmer has been designed for
trimming hedges, shrubs and brambles. This tool is intended
for consumer use only.
Safety instructions
General power tool safety warnings
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Warning! Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions listed below may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term "power tool" in the warnings refers to your mains
operated (corded) power tool or battery operated (cordless)
power tool.
1. Work area safety
a. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or 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 ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
Additional power tool safety warnings
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Warning! Additional safety warnings for hedge
trimmers
Keep all parts of the body away from the cutter blade.
Do not remove cut material or hold material to be cut
when blades are moving. Make sure the switch is off
when clearing jammed material. A moment of inattention
while operating the tool can result in serious personal
injury.
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Carry the hedge trimmer by the handle with the cutter
blade stopped. When transporting or storing the
hedge trimmer always fit the cutting device cover.
Proper handling of the hedge trimmer will reduce possible
personal injury from the cutter blades.
u Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces
only, because the cutter blade may contact hidden
wiring. Cutter blades contacting a "live" wire may make
exposed metal parts of the power tool "live" and could give
the operator an electric shock.
u The intended use is described in this instruction manual.
The use of any accessory or attachment or performance
of any operation with this tool other than those recommended in this instruction manual can present a risk of
personal injury and/or damage to property.
u Do not carry the tool with your hands on the front handle,
switch or the trigger switch unless the battery has been
removed.
u If you have not used a hedge trimmer before, preferably
seek practical instruction by an experienced user in addition to studying this manual.
u Never touch the blades while the tool is running.
u Never attempt to force the blades to come to a standstill.
u Do not put the tool down until the blades have come to a
complete standstill.
u Regularly check the blades for damage and wear. Do not
use the tool when the blades are damaged.
u 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.
u Should the tool start to vibrate abnormally, immediately
switch it off and remove the battery then check for any
damage.
u If the tool stalls, immediately switch it off. Remove the
battery before attempting to remove any obstructions.
u After use, place the blade sheath supplied over the
blades. Store the tool, making sure that the blade is not
exposed.
u Always ensure that all guards are fitted when using the
tool. Never attempt to use an incomplete tool or a tool with
unauthorised modifications.
u Never allow children to use the tool.
u Be aware of falling debris when cutting the higher sides of
a hedge.
u Always hold the tool with both hands and by the handles
provided.
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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 use of the appliance by a person responsible for their
safety.
u Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
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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 can not be avoided. These include:
u Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving parts.
u Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or accessories.
u Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When using
any tool for prolonged periods ensure you take regular
breaks.
u Impairment of hearing.
u Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed when
using your tool (example:- working with wood, especially
oak, beech and MDF.)
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.
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Labels on tool
The following pictograms are shown on the tool:
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Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user
must read the instruction manual.
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating
this tool.
Wear ear protection when operating this tool.
Do not expose the tool to rain or high humidity.
Directive 2000/14/EC guaranteed sound power.
Electrical safety
Additional safety instructions for batteries and
chargers
Batteries
u Never attempt to open for any reason.
u Do not expose the battery to water.
u Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
u Charge only at ambient temperatures between 10 °C and
40 °C.
u Charge only using the charger provided with the tool.
u When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section "Protecting the environment".
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Do not attempt to charge damaged batteries.
Chargers
u 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.
u Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
u Have defective cords replaced immediately.
u Do not expose the charger to water.
u Do not open the charger.
u Do not probe the charger.
(Original instructions)
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Use
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Read the instruction manual before use.
Charging the battery - GTC1445L & GTC1850L
(fig. A)
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 supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Features
This tool includes some or all of the following features.
1. Trigger switch
2. Front handle bail arm
3. Front handle
4. Lock-off button
5. Guard
6. Blade
Fig. A
7. Battery
8. Charger
9. Charge indicator
10. Battery release button
Assembly
Warning! Before assembly, remove the battery from the tool
fit the blade sheath over the blades.
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and unplugged and that the blade sheath is fitted
over the blades.
Warning! Never use the tool without the guard.
Fitting and removing the battery (fig. B)
To fit the battery (7), line it up with the receptacle on the
tool. Slide the battery into the receptacle and push until
the battery snaps into place.
u To remove the battery, push the release button (10) while
at the same time pulling the battery out of the receptacle.
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The battery needs to be charged before first use and whenever it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs that were 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.
u To charge the battery (7), insert it into the charger (8).
The battery will only fit into the charger in one way. Do
not force. Be sure that the battery is fully seated in the
charger.
u Plug in the charger and switch on at the mains.
The charging indicator (9) will blink.
The charge is complete when the charging indicator (9)
switches to continuously on. The charger and the battery can
be left connected indefinitely. The LED will switch on as the
charger occasionally tops up the battery charge.
u 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
LED glowing indefinitely. The charger will keep the battery
pack fresh and fully charged.
Charging the battery - GTC1450LFC (fig. A)
The battery needs to be charged before first use and whenever it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs that were 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 0 °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.
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(Original instructions)
To charge the battery (7), insert it into the charger (8).
The battery will only fit into the charger in one way. Do
not force. Be sure that the battery is fully seated in the
charger.
u Plug in the charger and switch on at the mains.
The charging indicator (9) will flash green continuously
(slowly).
The charge is complete when the charging indicator (9) lights
green continuously. The charger and the battery can be left
connected indefinitely with the LED illuminated. The LED will
change to flashing green (charging) state as the charger occasionally tops off the battery charge. The charging indicator (9)
will be lit as long as the battery is connected to the plugged-in
charger.
u Charge discharged batteries within 1 week. Battery life will
be greatly diminished if stored in a discharged state.
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Leaving the battery in the charger
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the
LED glowing indefinitely. The charger will keep the battery
pack fresh and fully charged.
Charger diagnostics
If the charger detects a weak or damaged battery, the
charging indicator (9) will flash red at a fast rate. Proceed as
follows:
u Re-insert the battery (7).
u If the charging indicators continues flashing red at a fast
rate, use a different battery to determine if the charging
process works properly.
u If the replaced battery charges correctly, the original
battery is defective and should be returned to a service
centre for recycling.
u If the new battery gives the same indication as the original
battery, take the charger to be tested at an authorised
services centre.
Note: It may take as long as 60 minutes to determine that
the battery is defective. If the battery is too hot or too
cold, the LED will alternately blink red, fast and slow, one
flash at each speed and repeat.
Switching on and off
Note: For your safety, this tool is equipped with a double
switching system. This system prevents starting the tool
inadvertently and will only allow operation while holding the
tool with both hands.
Switching on (fig. C)
u Take hold of the front handle (3) with one hand so that the
front handle bail arm (2) is pushed into the body of the
front handle.
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Pull the lock-off button (4) backwards using your thumb
and at the same time squeeze the trigger switch (1) to
start the tool.
u Release the lock-off button.
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Switching off
u Release the handle switch (2) or the trigger switch (1).
Warning! Never attempt to lock a switch in the on position.
Hints for optimum use
Start by trimming the top of the hedge. Slightly tilt the tool
(up to 15° relative to the line of cut) so that the blade tips
point slightly towards the hedge (fig. D). This will cause
the blades to cut more effectively. Hold the tool at the desired angle and move it steadily along the line of cut. The
double-sided blade allows you to cut in either direction.
u 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. (fig. E)
u 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 (fig. F).
u Take care to avoid any foreign objects. Especially avoid
hard objects such as metal wire and railings, as these
could damage the blades (fig. G).
u Regularly oil the blades.
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Guidelines for trimming (UK & Ireland)
Trim hedges and shrubs with seasonal leaves (new leaves
every year) in June and October.
u Trim evergreens in April and August.
u Trim conifers and other fast growing shrubs every six
weeks from May until October.
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Guidelines for trimming (Australia & New Zealand)
Trim hedges and shrubs with seasonal leaves (new leaves
every year) in December and March.
u Trim evergreens in September and February.
u Trim conifers and other fast growing shrubs every six
weeks from October until March.
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Accessories
The performance of your tool depends on the accessory used.
Black & Decker and Piranha accessories are engineered to
high quality standards and designed to enhance the performance of your tool. By using these accessories you will get the
very best from your tool.
(Original instructions)
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 care and regular cleaning.
Lubrication oil is available from your Black & Decker dealer
(cat. no. A6102-XJ).
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on corded/
cordless power tools:
u Switch off and unplug the appliance/tool.
u Or switch off and remove the battery from the appliance/
tool if the appliance/tool has a separate battery pack.
u Or run the battery down completely if it is integral and then
switch off.
u Unplug the charger before cleaning it. Your charger does
not require any maintenance apart from regular cleaning.
u Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your appliance/tool/
charger using a soft brush or dry cloth.
u Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth. Do
not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
u After use, carefully clean the blades. After cleaning, apply
a film of light machine oil to prevent the blades from rusting.
Guidelines for trimming
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
u Safely dispose of the old plug.
u Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new
plug.
u 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.
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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
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
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At the end of their useful life, discard batteries with
due care for our environment:
Run the battery down completely, then remove it from the
tool.
u NiCd, NiMH and Li-Ion batteries are recyclable. Place
the battery(s) in a suitable packaging to ensure that the
terminals cannot be short-circuited. Take them to any
authorised repair agent or a local recycling station.
u Do not short-circuit the battery terminals.
u Do not dispose of the battery(s) in a fire as this may result
in a risk of personal injury or an Explosion.
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Protecting the environment
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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.
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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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Technical data
Voltage
Blade strokes
GTC1850LFC (H1)
VDC
VAC
-1
GTC1445L (H1)
GTC1850L (H1)
14.4
18
min
1200
1300
Blade length
cm
45
50
Blade gap
mm
18
18
Blade brake time
s
<1
<1
Weight
kg
2.4
2.6
BL1114
BL1518
(no load)
Battery
Voltage
VDC
14.4
18
Capacity
Ah
1.1
1.5
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
905902** (typ. 1)
905902** (typ. 1)
Type
Charger
Input voltage
VAC
100 - 240
100 - 240
Output voltage
VDC
8 - 20
8 - 20
Current
mA
400
400
Voltage
Blade strokes
VDC
18
VAC
min-1
1300
Blade length
cm
50
Blade gap
mm
18
Blade brake time
s
<1
Weight
kg
(no load)
2.6
Battery
BL1518
Voltage
VDC
18
Capacity
Ah
1.5
Type
Li-Ion
Charger
905713** (typ. 1)
Input voltage
VAC
230
Output voltage
VDC
20.5
A
2
Current
Level of sound pressure according to EN 60745:
Sound pressure (LpA) 73.8 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3.89 dB(A)
Sound power (LWA) 93.8 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3.89 dB(A)
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to EN 60745:
Vibration emission value (ah, D) 2.1 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
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(Original instructions)
EC declaration of conformity
MACHINERY DIRECTIVE
OUTDOOR NOISE DIRECTIVE
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GTC1445L / GTC1850L
Black & Decker declares that these products described under
"technical data" are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN 60745-1, EN 60745-2-15
2000/14/EC, Hedge trimmer 1300 min-1, Annex V
Measured sound power (LwA) 93.8 dB(A)
Uncertainty (K) 3.89 dB(A)
Guaranteed sound power (LwA) 97.7 dB(A)
Uncertainty (K) 3.89 dB(A)
These products also comply with Directive 2004/108/EC and
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
file and makes this declaration on behalf of Black & Decker.
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Kevin Hewitt
Vice-President Global Engineering
Black & Decker Europe, 210 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3YD
United Kingdom
23/01/2013
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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 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:
u The product has been used for trade, professional or hire
purposes;
u The product has been subjected to misuse or neglect;
u The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents;
u 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 aftersales service and contacts are available on the Internet at:
www.2helpU.com
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Australia
Black & Decker (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
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New Zealand
Black & Decker
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Mt Wellington
Auckland 1060
United Kingdom
Black & Decker
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Slough, Berkshire SL1 3YD
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