STC5433PC | Black&Decker STC5433PC STRING TRIMMER instruction manual

STC5433PC only
Fully Charged
Hot/Cold Pack Delay
Bad Battery
(Original instructions)
Intended use
Your BLACK+DECKER STC5433PC, STC5433PCB trimmers
have been designed for trimming and finishing lawn edges
and to cut grass in confined spaces. These appliances are
intended for consumer use only.
Safety instructions
appliance is not to be used as a
u Only use the appliance in daylight or
good artificial light.
u Use in a dry location only. Do not allow
the appliance to become wet.
u Avoid using the appliance in bad
weather conditions, especially when
there is a risk of lightning.
u Do not immerse the appliance in water.
u Do not open the body casing. There
are not user-serviceable parts inside.
u Do not operate the appliance in
explosive atmospheres, such as in the
presence of flammable liquids, gases
or dust.
u To reduce the risk of damage to
plugs or cords, never pull the cable to
remove the plug from a socket.
u The appliance is only to be used with
the power supply unit provided with the
Warning! When using mains-powered
and battery powered appliances,
basic safety precautions, including the
following, should always be followed to
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock,
personal 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.
u Read all of this manual carefully before
operating the appliance.
u The intended use is described in this
manual. The use of any accessory
or attachment or the performance
Safety of others
of any operation with this appliance
u This appliance can be used by
other than those recommended in this
children aged from 8 years and above
instruction manual may present a risk
and persons with reduced physical,
of personal injury.
sensory or mental capabilities or
u Retain this manual for future
lack of experience and knowledge
if they have been given supervision
Using your appliance
or instruction concerning use of
Always take care when using the
the appliance in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved.
u Always use safety glasses or goggles.
Children shall not play with the
u Never allow children or people
appliance. Cleaning and user
unfamiliar with the instructions to use
maintenance shall not be made by
the appliance.
children without supervision.
u Do not allow children or animals to
u Children must be supervised to ensure
come near the work area or to touch
that they do not play with the
the appliance or power supply cord.
u Close supervision is necessary when
Residual risks.
the appliance is used near children.
Additional residual risks may arise when
u This appliance is not intended for use
using the tool which may not be included
by young or infirm persons without
in the enclosed safety warnings.
(Original instructions)
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
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.)
After use
not in use, the appliance should
be stored in a dry, well ventilated place
out of reach of children.
u Children should not have access to
stored appliances.
u 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.
Inspection and repairs
use, check the appliance
for damaged or defective parts.
Check for breakage of parts and any
other conditions that may affect its
u Do not use the appliance if any part is
damaged or defective.
u Have any damaged or defective parts
repaired or replaced by an authorised
repair agent.
attempt to remove or replace
any parts other than those specified in
this manual.
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 Always remove the battery from the
appliance whenever the appliance
is unattended, before clearing a
blockage, before cleaning and
maintenance, after striking a foreign
object or whenever the appliance
starts vibrating abnormally.
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
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
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
(Original instructions)
only the appropriate type of
cutting line. Never use metal cutting
line or fishing line.
u Be careful not to touch the line
trimming blade.
u Take care to keep the mains cable
away from the cutting line. Always be
aware of the position of the cable.
u Keep hands and feet away from the
cutting line at all times, especially
when switching on the motor.
u Before using the appliance and after
any impact, check for signs of wear or
damage and repair as necessary.
u Never operate the appliance with
damaged guards or without guards in
u Take care against injury from any
device fitted for trimming the filament
line length. After extending new cutter
line always return the machine to
its normal operating position before
switching on.
u Always ensure that the ventilation slots
are kept clear of debris.
u Do not use the lawn trimmer (edge
trimmer), if the cords are damaged or
u Keep extension cords away from
cutting elements.
Additional safety instructions for
batteries and chargers
Never attempt to open for any reason.
Do not expose the battery to water.
u Do not store in locations where the
temperature may exceed 40 °C.
only at ambient temperatures
between 10 °C and 40 °C.
u Charge only using the charger
provided with the tool.
disposing of batteries, follow
the instructions given in the section
"Protecting the environment".
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 nonrechargeable batteries.
u Have defective cords replaced
u Do not expose the charger to water.
u Do not open the charger.
u Do not probe the charger.
The charger is intended for
indoor use only.
Read the instruction manual
before use.
Important: Only the following chargers
should be used to charge the 54v battery
BL1554 & BL2554:
90589867, 90621477, 90590287-01,
90590289-01, 90602042-01, 9059028702, 90590289-02, 90599854-02,
90599854-06, 90599853-05, 90634971,
90634972, 90634973, 90642266,
90642264, 90642265, BDC2A
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.
Electrical safety
(Original instructions)
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.
Labels on appliance
The following warning symbols are found on the appliance
along with the date code:
Warning! To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, turn
unit off and remove the battery pack before making any
adjustments or removing/installing attachments or
accessories. An accidental start-up can cause injury.
Assembly tools required
Phillips Screwdriver (not supplied).
Hex wrench (supplied).
Installing the guard
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating
this appliance.
Wear suitable ear protectors when operating
this appliance.
Always remove the battery from the appliance
before performing any cleaning or maintenance.
Do not expose the appliance to rain or high
Directive 2000/14/EC guaranteed sound power.
This appliance includes some or all of the following features.
1. Trigger
2. Lock off button
3. Handle
5. Speed-control switch
6. Auxiliary handle
7. Upper trimmer pole
8. Lower trimmer pole
9. Pole bracket
10. Head rotate button
11. Trimmer head
12. Edge guide
13. Guard
14. Spool housing
15. Dualvolt battery pack (Only with STC5433PC unit).
16. Charger (Only with STC5433PC unit).
Warning! Never operate appliance without the guard (13)
firmly in place. The guard must always be properly attached
on the appliance to protect the user.
u Remove the screw from the guard.
u Turn the trimmer upside down so that you are looking
down at the spool cap ( 21 ).
u Turn the guard ( 13 ) upside down and slide it fully onto
the trimmer head ( 11 ). Make sure the tabs ( 17 ) on
the guard engage the ribs ( 18 ) on the trimmer head as
u Continue to slide the guard on until you hear it “snap”
into place. The locking tab ( 19 ) should snap into the
housing slot ( 20 ) as shown in figure G.
u Using a phillips screwdriver, insert the guard screw and
tighten securely as shown in figure H to complete the
guard assembly.
u Once the guard is installed, remove the covering from
the line cut-off blade, located on the edge of the guard.
Assembling the Pole
To assemble the pole, line up the upper trimmer pole
( 7 ) and the lower trimmer pole ( 8 ) as shown in figure I.
Press down the latching button ( 21 ) and slide the upper
pole into the lower pole. Ensure the latching button
engages the latch hole ( 22 ).
u Secure the poles by tightening the middle bolt ( 23 ) with
the supplied hex wrench ( 24 ) as shown in figure J.
Attaching the auxiliary handle
Place the auxiliary handle ( 6 ) onto the top of the upper
trimmer pole ( 7 ) as shown in figure K.
u Slide the bracket ( 25 ) of the auxiliary handle onto the
bottom of the handle.
u Thread the handle bolts ( 26 ) through the handle and
into the bracket from above.
u Tighten the handle bolts. Ensure the handle is securely
attached by closing the handle clamp ( 27 ).
u To adjust the position of the auxiliary handle, open the
handle clamp and slide the handle up and down the
pole until it is in the desired location. Close the clamp to
lock the handle in place.
(Original instructions)
Releasing the cutting line
For shipping purposes, the cutting line is taped to the spool
u Remove the tape holding the cutting line to the spool
housing. See "Replacing the Spool" for instructions for
removing the spool.
Charging procedure (STC5433PC unit only)
BLACK+DECKER chargers are designed to charge
BLACK+DECKER battery packs.
u Plug the charger (16) into an appropriate outlet before
inserting the battery pack (15).
u Insert the battery pack (15) into the charger (16) as shown
in figure A.
u The green LED (16a) will flash indicating that the battery is
being charged.
u The completion of charge is indicated by the green LED
(16a) remaining on continuously. The pack is fully charged
and may be used at this time or left on the charger.
Note: Recharge discharged batteries as soon as possible
after use or battery life may be greatly diminished. For longest
battery life, do not discharge batteries fully.
It is recommended that the batteries be recharged after each
Leaving the battery in the charger
The charger (16) and battery pack (15) can be left connected
with the LED glowing indefinitely. The charger will keep the
battery pack fresh and fully charged.
If charging problems persist, take the tool, battery pack
and charger to your local service center.
u The battery pack should be recharged when it fails to
produce sufficient power on jobs which were easily done
previously. DO NOT CONTINUE to use under these
conditions. Follow the charging procedure. You may also
charge a partially used pack whenever you desire with no
adverse affect on the battery pack.
u Foreign materials of a conductive nature such as, but
not limited to, steel wool, aluminium foil, or any buildup
of metallic particles should be kept away from charger
cavities. Always unplug the charger from the power supply
when there is no battery pack in the cavity. Unplug charger
before attempting to clean.
u Do not freeze or immerse charger in water or any other
Warning! Do not allow any liquid to get inside charger. Never
attempt to open the battery pack for any reason. If the plastic
housing of the battery pack breaks or cracks, return to a
service center for recycling.
State of charge indicator (Fig.B)
The battery is equipped with a state of charge indicator.
This can be used to display the current level of charge in the
battery during use and during charging. It does not indicate
tool functionality and is subject to variation based on product
components, temperature and end-user application.
Checking state of charge during use
Press the state of charge indicator button (B1).
The three LEDs (B2) will illuminate, indicating the percent
of charge in the battery. See chart in figure B.
u If LED light does not illuminate, charge battery.
Important charging notes
Longest life and best performance can be obtained if
the battery pack is charged when the air temperature is
between 65°F and 75°F (18°- 24°C). DO NOT charge the
battery pack in an air temperature below +40°F (+4.5°C),
or above +105°F (+40.5°C). This is important and will
prevent serious damage to the battery pack.
u The charger and battery pack may become warm to touch
while charging. This is a normal condition, and does not
indicate a problem. To facilitate the cooling of the battery
pack after use, avoid placing the charger or battery pack
in a warm environment such as in a metal shed, or an
uninsulated trailer.
u If the battery pack does not charge properly:
u Check current at receptacle by plugging in a lamp or
other appliance.
u Check to see if receptacle is connected to a light switch
which turns power off when you turn out the lights.
u Move charger and battery pack to a location where the
surrounding air temperature is approximately 65°F
- 75°F (18°- 24°C).
Charger Diagnostics (Fig.E)
Refer to the indicators in figure E for the charge status of the
battery pack.
Bad Battery
If you see a bad battery blink pattern, do not continue
to charge this battery. Return it to a service center or a
collection site for recycling.
Hot/Cold Pack Delay
When the charger detects a battery pack that is too hot
or too cold, it automatically starts a Hot/Cold Pack Delay,
suspending charging until the battery pack has reached an
appropriate temperature. The charger then automatically
switches to the pack charging mode. This feature ensures
maximum battery pack life. A cold battery pack will charge at a
slower rate than a warm battery pack. The pack will charge at
that slower rate throughout the entire charging cycle and will
not return to maximum charge rate even if the pack warms.
(Original instructions)
Installing and removing the battery pack from the
Warning! Make certain the lock-off button (2) is engaged to
prevent switch actuation before removing or installing battery.
To install battery pack Fig. C)
u Insert battery (15) into battery housing (15b) until an
audible click is heard (Figure. C)
u Ensure battery pack is fully seated and fully latched into
To remove battery pack (Fig.D)
u Depress the battery release button (15a) as shown in
figure D and pull battery pack (15) out of battery housing
DUALVOLT 54V Battery Pack (Fig F.)
The DUALVOLT 54V battery pack can be used on 54V &
18V Black+Decker Cordless tools. The battery can recognise
the tool it is inserted into and will run at the relevant power,
providing longer runtime in 18V tools. There is a State of
charge button (15c) which will indicate the level charge at both
54V & 18V.
Setting trimming or edging mode
u The trimmer can be used in trimming mode as shown
in figure N or in edging mode to trim overhanging grass
along lawn edges and flower beds as shown in figure P.
Trimming mode (FIG. L, M)
For trimming, the trimmer head should be in the position
shown in figure N. If it is not:
u Remove the battery from the trimmer.
u Press and hold the head rotate button ( 10 ).
u While holding the auxillary handle, rotate the head
u Release the head release button.
u Lift the edge guide ( 12 ) into the closed position.
Edging mode (FIG. L, M)
Warning! When being used as an Edger, stones, pieces of
metal and other objects can be thrown out at high speed by
the line. The trimmer and guard are designed to reduce the
danger. However, MAKE SURE that other persons and pets
are at least 30m away.Optimum cutting results are achieved
on edges deeper than 50 mm.
For edging, the trimmer head should be in the position shown
in figure P. If it is not:
u Remove the battery from the trimmer.
u Press and hold the head rotate button ( 10 ).
u While holding the auxillary handle, rotate the head
Release the head release button.
Drop the edge guide ( 12 ) to the open position. Ensure
that the edging guide is all the way down, an audible
click will be heard.
u Do not use this trimmer to create trenches.
u Using the edge guide (12), guide the trimmer as shown
in figure P.
u Position the edge guide on the edge of the sidewalk or
abrasive surface so the cutting line is over the grass or
dirt area to be edged.
u To make a closer cut, slightly tilt the trimmer.
Warning! To reduce the risk of serious personal injury,
turn unit off and remove the battery pack before making
any adjustments or removing/installing attachments or
accessories. An accidental start-up can cause injury.
Warning! Always use proper eye protection.
Caution: Before you begin trimming, only use the appropriate
type of cutting line - 2.0mm diameter, ROUND nylon line.
Caution: Inspect area to be trimmed and
remove any wire, cord, or string-like objects which could
become entangled in the rotating line or spool. Be particularly
careful to avoid any wire which might be bent outwardly into
the path of the appliance, such as barbs at the base of a chain
link fence.
Proper hand position
Warning! To reduce the risk of serious personal injury,
ALWAYS use proper hand position as shown in figure O.
Proper hand position requires one hand on the main handle
(3) and one hand on the auxiliary handle ( 6 ).
Warning! To reduce the risk of serious personal injury,
ALWAYS hold securely in anticipation of a sudden reaction.
Switching on and off
u To switch the trimmer on, press in and hold the lock
off button (2), depress the variable speed trigger (1).
The trimmer’s speed, power, and runtime depend on
how far you press the switch. Lightly depressing the
trigger will result in lower speed and power, but longer
runtime. Fully depressing the trigger will result in
maximum speed and power, but shorter runtime.
u To switch the trimmer off, release both the trigger and
the lock off button.
Warning! Never attempt to lock the on/off button in the on
Operating the trimmer
u With the unit on, angle unit and slowly swing the
trimmer side to side as shown in figure N.
u Maintain a cutting angle of 5° to 10°.
(Original instructions)
Do not exceed 10°.
Cut with the tip of the line. To keep distance from hard
surfaces use edge guide (12 ). Pull the guide out until it
snaps securely into place
u Maintain a minimum distance of 24 inches (60cm)
between the guard and your feet as shown in figure O.
The POWERCOMMAND feature allows you to advance the
length of cutting line available while trimming.
u To extend the cutting line, fully depress the
POWERCOMMAND button ( 4 ) while trimming and then
release (figure Q).
Note: The trimmer will stop cutting when the
POWERCOMMAND button is pressed and will resume cutting
when released.
u For maximum line length, press the button multiple
times until you hear the cutting line hitting the guard.
Note: Do not continue to press the POWERCOMMAND
button once the maximum length is reached. This will result in
overfeeding and will consume string quickly.
Speed control & runtime extension modes
This string trimmer gives you the choice to operate at a
more efficient speed to extend the runtime for larger jobs, or
accelerate the trimmer speed for high-performance
cutting (figure R).
u To extend runtime, pull the speed-control switch ( 5 )
back toward the battery ( 15 ) into position #1. This mode
is best for larger projects that require more time to
u To accelerate the trimmer, push the speed-control
switch forward toward the motor housing ( 11 ) into
position #2. This mode is best to cut through heavier
growth and for applications that need higher RPM.
Note: When in acceleration mode (#2), runtime will be
decreased as compared to when trimmer is in extended
runtime mode (#1).
Helpful cutting tips
Use the tip of the string to do the cutting; do not force
string head into uncut grass.
Use edge guide along such
things as fences, houses and flower beds for best
u Wire and picket fences cause extra string wear, even
breakage. Stone and brick walls, curbs, and wood may
wear string rapidly.
u Do not allow spool cap to drag on ground or other
u In long growth cut from the top down and do not exceed
300 mm high.
Keep trimmer tilted toward the area being cut; this is the
best cutting area.
u The trimmer cuts when passing the unit from the right to
left. This will avoid throwing debris at the operator.
u Avoid trees and shrubs. Tree bark, wood moldings, siding,
and fence posts can easily be damaged by the string.
Cutting line / line feeding
Your trimmer uses 2.0mm diameter, DUAL ROUND nylon
line. During use, the tips of the nylon lines will become frayed
and worn. Press the POWERCOMMAND button (4) for a
fresh length of line. Cutting line will wear faster and require
more feeding if the cutting or edging is done along sidewalks
or other abrasive surfaces or heavier weeds are being cut.
The POWERCOMMAND feeding mechanism feeds and trims
the correct length of line. DO NOT BUMP unit on ground in
attempt to feed line or for any other purposes.
Replacing the spool
Warning! Remove the battery from the trimmer before making
any assembly, adjustments or changing accessories. Such
preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the
appliance accidentally. From time to time, especially when
cutting thick or stalky weeds, the line feeding hub may
become clogged with sap or other material and the line will
become jammed as a result. To clear the jam, follow the steps
listed below.
u Remove the battery from the trimmer.
u Press the release tabs (30) on the line spool cap (31),
as shown in figure S and remove the cap by pulling it
straight off.
u Pull the spool (32) out of the spool cap and clear any
broken line or cutting debris from the spool area.
u Before placing a new spool, "park" the cutting line ( 33 )
in the holding slots ( 34 ).
u Feed the end of each line through the two holes ( 35 ) on
either side of the the spool cap ( 31 ) as shown in figure T
u Slide the spool back into the spool cap. Take care to
keep the line from becoming trapped under the spool.
u Pull slack line through until it pulls out of the holding
u Align the tabs on the spool cap with the slots in the
housing (figure S).
 Push the cap onto the housing until it snaps securely
into place.
Note: Make sure that cap is fully positioned, listen for two
audible clicks to ensure both lugs are correctly located.
Power the appliance on. In a few seconds or less you’ll hear
the nylon line being cut automatically to the proper length.
Caution: To avoid appliance damage, if the cutting line
protrudes beyond the trimming blade, cut it off so that it just
reaches the blade.
(Original instructions)
Note: Other replacement parts (guards, spool caps, etc.)
are available through BLACK+DECKER service centers. To
find your local service location visit
Warning! The use of any accessory not recommended
by BLACK+DECKER for use with this appliance could be
Rewinding spool from bulk line (use only.2.0mm.
round diameter line)
Do not use square, star or other shaped line or larger
diameter. These may cause feeding issues or overload the
Bulk line is also available for purchase from your local retailer.
Note: Hand wound spools from bulk line are likely to
become tangled more frequently than BLACK+DECKER
factory wound spools. For best results, factory wound spools
are recommended.
To install bulk line, follow the steps below:
u Remove battery from appliance.
u Remove the empty spool from the appliance as
described in “Replacing the spool.”
u Remove any remaining cutting line from the spool.
u First, wind new line in the channel of the spool closest
to the holding slots (34) as shown in Figure U.
u Place the end of the cutting line (33) into the retaining
hole (36) (Figure V).
u Wind the cutting line onto the spool in the direction
of the arrow on the bottom of the spool. Make sure to
wind the line on neatly and in layers. Do not crisscross.
u When the wound cutting line reaches the beginning of the
holding slots, cut the line approximately 106 mm.
u Push the line in the holding slot on one side of the spool
to hold the first line while you wind the second line.
u Repeat the above procedure for the second cutting line
on the lower section of the spool.
u Fit the spool into the appliance as described in
“Replacing the spool".
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 tool/appliance
and 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.
uRegularly clean the cutting line and spool using a soft
brush or dry cloth.
u Regularly use a blunt scraper to remove grass and dirt
from the underneath of the guard.
Appliance runs
Remove battery from trimmer.
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.
Check that the spool housing can rotate freely.
Carefully clean it if necessary.
Check that the cutting line does not protrude
more than approximately 122mm from the spool.
If it does, cut it off so that it just reaches the line
trimming blade
does not feed line.
More line is fed when the line shortens to approximately 76mm. To determine if the line is not
feeding, let line wear past this point.
Keep the tabs depressed and remove the spoolcap
with the spool from the spool housing in the
trimmer head.
Ensure that the line is not crisscrossed on the
spool. If it is unwind the cutting line and rewind
it neatly.
Inspect tracks at the bottom of spool for damage. If
damaged, replace spool.
Pull the cutting line until it protrudes approximately
122mm from the spool. If insufficient cutting line is
left on the spool, install a new spool of cutting line.
Align the tabs on the spool cap with the cut outs
in the housing.
Push the spool cap 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 and housing.
Make sure you are using correct line size and
diameter (2.00 mm) - smaller and larger line sizes
will affect the functionality of the auto feed system.
Remove the spool and check if the lever in the
spool housing can move freely.
Remove the spool and unwind the cutting line,
then wind it on neatly again. Replace the spool into
the housing.
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
Your charger does not require any maintenance apart from
regular cleaning.
Ensure you are cutting with the tip of the line
177mm from the spool. Use the edge guide if
needed to ensure proper space is maintained.
Ensure you are not exceeding a 10º angle as
shown in (Fig.M). Avoid contact of the line with hard
surfaces such as brick, concrete, wood etc. This
will prevent excessive wear and/or overfeed of line.
Cut with the tip of the line
Line unravels when
cap or spool is
Make sure to park the lines in holding slots (Figure
R) before removing.
(Original instructions)
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. Products and batteries
marked with this symbol must not be disposed of
with normal household waste.
Products and batteries contain materials that can be
recovered or recycled, reducing demand for raw materials.
Please recycle electrical products and batteries according to
local provisions. Further information is available at
Technical data
Input Voltage
No-Load Speed
4.25 net, 6.81 gross
Input voltage
Approx. charge
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.
3.25 net, 5.32 gross
Bare unit (no Charger)
Hand/arm weighted vibration value according to
EN 50636-2-91:
Main handle: ah: 2,7m/s2, K = 1,5m/s2
Auxiliary handle, ah: 3,3m/s2, K = 1,5m/s2
sound pressure level at operator position LPA: 80dB(A),
K = 2,5dB(A)
EC declaration of conformity
STC5433PC, STC5433PCB Cordless String Trimmer
Black & Decker declares that these products described under
"technical data" are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN 60335-1:2012 + A11:2014
EN 50636-2-91:2014
Level of acoustic power according to 2000/14/EC
(Article 12, Annex III, L ≤ 50 cm):
Measured sound power level LWA: 94,0dB(A); K=2,0dB(A)
The guaranteed sound power level: LWA: 96dB(A)
These products also comply with Directive 2014/30/EU and
Bare unit (no Battery)
2000/14/EC, Lawn Trimmer, L ≤ 50 cm, Annex VI
DEKRA Certification B.V.
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