BESTE630 | Black&Decker BESTE630 STRING TRIMMER instruction manual

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Intended use
Your BLACK+DECKER BESTE625, BESTE628, BESTE630
EASYFEED trimmers have been designed for trimming and
finishing lawn edges and cutting grass in confined spaces.
These machines are intended for consumer use only.
Safety instructions
T
use of any accessory or
attachment or the performance of any
operation with this machine other than
those recommended in this instruction
manual may present a risk of personal
injury.
 Retain this manual for future
reference.

The
Warning! When using mains-powered
machines, basic safety precautions,
including the following, should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric Using your machine
shock, personal injury and material
Always take care when using the
damage.
machine.
Warning! When using the machine the
 Always use safety glasses or goggles.
safety rules must be followed.
 Never allow children or people
For your own safety and bystanders
unfamiliar with the instructions to use
please read these instructions before
the machine.
operating the machine.
 Never operate the machine while
Please keep the instructions safe for later
people, especially children, or pets
use.
are nearby.
 Read all of this manual carefully before
 Close supervision is necessary when
operating the machine.
the machine is used near children.
 The intended use is described in this
 This machine is not intended for use
manual.
by young or infirm persons without
supervision.
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(Original instructions)
machine is not to be used as a
toy.
 Only use the machine in daylight or
good artificial light.
 If the machine starts to vibrate
abnormally or if you hit a foreign
object, switch the appliance off and
remove the plug from the socket.
Check for any damage to the
appliance, replace or repair any
damaged parts, check for and tighten
any loose parts.
 Avoid using the machine in bad
weather conditions especially when
there is a risk of lightning.
 Use in a dry location only. Do not allow
the machine to become wet.
 Do not immerse the machine in water.
 Do not open the body casing. There
are not user-serviceable parts inside.
 Do not operate the machine in
explosive atmospheres, such as in the
presence of flammable liquids, gases
or dust.
 To reduce the risk of damage to
plugs or cords, never pull the cable to
remove the plug from a socket.
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This
Safety of others
allow children, persons with
reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or lack of experience and
knowledge or people unfamiliar with
these instructions to use the machine,
local regulations may restrict the age
of the operator.
 Children shall not play with the
machine.
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Never
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Cleaning
and user maintenance shall
not be made by children without
supervision.
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:
 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).
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 EN50636 and
may be used for comparing one tool with
another.
(Original instructions)
The declared vibration emission value
may also be used in a preliminary
assessment of exposure.
Warning! The vibration emission value
during actual use of1 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.
After use
 When not in use, the machine should
be stored in a dry, well ventilated place
out of reach of children.
 Children should not have access to
stored machines.
 When the machine 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
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Before
use, check the machine for
damaged or defective parts.
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Check for breakage of parts and any
other conditions that may affect its
operation.
 Do not use the machine 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 those specified in
this manual.
Additional safety instructions for
grass trimmers
Warning! Cutting elements continue to
rotate after the motor is switched off.
 Be familiar with the controls and the
proper use of the machine.
 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.
 Do not use the machine if the cords
are damaged or worn.
 Before using the machine and after
any impact, check for signs of wear or
damage and repair as necessary.
 Always ensure that the ventilation slots
are kept clear of debris.
 Wear stout shoes or boots to protect
your feet.
 Wear long trousers to protect your
legs.
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using the machine, check that
your cutting path is free from sticks,
stones, wire and any other obstacles.
 Only use the machine in the upright
position, with the cutting line near the
ground. Never switch the machine on
in any other position.
 Do not overreach and to keep your
balance at all times. Always be sure of
your footing on slopes and walk, never
run.
 Do not work on steep slopes. Work
across the face of slopes, not up and
down.
 Move slowly when using the machine.
Be aware that freshly cut grass is
damp and slippery.
 Never cross gravel paths or roads
while the machine is running.
 Do not to touch moving hazardous
parts before the machine is
disconnected from the mains and the
moving hazardous parts have come to
a complete stop.
 Never touch the cutting line while the
machine is running.
 Do not put the machine down until the
cutting line has come to a complete
standstill.
 Use only the appropriate type of
cutting line. Never use metal cutting
line or fishing line.
 Be careful not to touch the line
trimming blade.
 Take care to keep the mains cable
away from the cutting line.
Always be aware of the position of the
cable.
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(Original instructions)
hands and feet away from the
cutting line at all times, especially
when switching on the motor.
 Never operate the machine with
damaged guards or without guards in
place.
 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.
 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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Keep
Electrical safety
This machine is double insu# lated; therefore no earth wire is
required. Always check that the
power supply corresponds to the
voltage on the rating plate.
 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).
Using an extension cable
Always use an approved extension cable
suitable for the power input of this tool
(see technical data).
(Original instructions)
The extension cable must be suitable for
outdoor use and marked accordingly. Up
to 30 m of 1.5 mm2 HO5VV-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.
Labels on machine
The following warning symbols are found on the machine
along with the date code:
Warning! Read the manual prior to operation.
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating
this machine.
Wear suitable ear protection when operating this
machine.
Always remove the plug from the socket before
inspecting a damaged cable. Be careful not to
use your strimmer if the cable is damaged.
Beware of flying objects. Keep bystanders away
from the cutting area.
Do not expose the machine to rain or high humidity.
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Directive 2000/14/EC guaranteed sound power.
Features
This machine includes some or all of the following features.
1. On/off switch
2. EASYFEED button
3. Cord retainer
4. Power cord plug
5. Auxillary handle
6. Collar
7. Motor housing
8. Edge guide wheel (BESTE628 and BESTE630 only)
Edge wire guide (BESTE625 only)
9. Guard
10. Spool
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Assembly
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and unplugged.
Fitting the guard (fig. A & B)
Turn the trimmer upside down so that you are looking
down at the spool (10).
 Remove the screw from the guard with a phillips
screwdriver (not supplied).
 Turn the guard (9) upside down and slide it fully onto the
motor housing (7).
Make sure the tabs (9a) on the guard engage the ribs (11)
on the motor housing as shown in Fig. A. The locking tab
(25) should have snapped into the housing slot (26).
 Continue to slide the guard on until you hear it “snap”
into place.
 Insert the guard screw and tighten securely as shown in
Fig. B to complete the guard assembly.
 Once the guard is installed, remove the covering from the
line cut-off blade, located on the edge of the guard.
Warning! Never use the tool unless the guard is properly
fitted and firmly in place.
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Attaching the auxiliary handle (Fig. C, D, E)
To attach the handle (5), press in on the buttons (12) on
both sides of the upper housing as shown in Fig. C.
 Position the handle as shown in Fig. D, matching up the
grooved side of the handle with the grooved button.
Partially push the handle on so that it will hold the
buttons in when you release them with your hand.
 Push the handle completely onto the housing and
position it slightly until it “snaps” into place (Fig. E).
 To adjust the handle up or down, press in on the button
(13) and raise or lower the handle.
 The handle should be adjusted so that your front arm is
straight when the trimmer is in the working position.
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Height adjustment (Fig. F)
The overall height of the trimmer can be adjusted by
loosening the collar (6) and rotating it in the direction of
the arrow shown in Fig. F.
 Move the upper housing straight up or down. When the
desired height is achieved, tighten the collar by rotating
it opposite of the direction shown in Fig. F.
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Attaching extension cord (Fig. G)
An extension cord retainer (3) is built into the switch handle
that prevents the cord from coming unplugged.
 To use this feature, simply double the extension cord
about 203mm from the end, and insert it into the slot (14)
in the end of the handle area as shown in Fig. G.
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Hook the loop formed by doubling the cord over the
tab (3). Gently tug on the cord to insure that it is firmly
retained in the trimmer’s handle.
 Plug the receptacle end of the extension cord into the
power cord plug (4) in the trimmer.
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Releasing the cutting line
In transit, the cutting line is taped to the spool housing.
Warning! Before assembly, disconnect from the power supply.
 Remove the tape holding the cutting line to the
spool housing.
 See "Replacing the Spool" for instructions for removing
the spool.
Correct hand position
Correct hand position requires one hand on the main
handle and one hand on the auxiliary handle (5).
Switching on and off
To switch the trimmer on, squeeze the trigger switch (1).
To switch the trimmer off, release the trigger switch.
Operating the trimmer
With the unit on, angle slowly swing the trimmer side to
side as shown in Fig. H.
 Maintain a cutting angle of 5° to 10° as shown in Fig. J.
Do not exceed 10° (Fig. J). Cut with the tip of the line.
To keep distance from hard surfaces use edge wheel (8).
 Maintain a minimum distance of 600mm) between the
guard and your feet as shown in Fig. I. To acheive this
distance adjust the overall height of the trimmer as shown
in Fig. F.
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EASYFEEDTM Button (Fig. K)
The EASYFEEDTM feature allows you to advance the length
of cutting line available while trimming.
TM
 To extend the cutting line, fully depress the EASYFEED
button (2) while trimming and then release (figure K).
Note! The trimmer will stop cutting when the EASYFEEDTM
button is pressed and will resume cutting when released.
 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 EASYFEEDTM button once
the maximum length is reached. This will result in overfeeding
and will consume string quickly.
Convert to edging mode (Fig. L)
The trimmer can be used in trimming mode or edging mode to
trim overhanging grass along lawn edges and flower beds.
Warning! Disconnect the plug from the power source before
making any adjustments.
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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.
 To operate as a maintenance edger, turn the collar (6) as
shown in Fig. L.
 Hold the metal shaft and rotate the lower housing 180°
as shown in Fig. L.
 Turn the collar back until tight.
Note: The metal shaft and housing will only rotate in
one direction.
 To return to the trimming position, loosen the lock collar
and rotate the lower housing back 180° and retighten the
collar.
Edging (Fig. M)
Optimum cutting results are achieved on edges deeper than
50 mm. Do not use this trimmer to create trenches.
 Using the edging wheel (8), or the wire guard, guide the
trimmer as shown in Fig. M.
 Position the edging wheel on the edge of the pavement
or abrasive surface so the cutting line is over the grass or
dirt area to be edged.
Note: You will experience faster than normal cutting line wear
if the edging wheel is positioned too far from the edge with the
cutting line positioned over the pavement or
abrasive surface.
 To make a closer cut, slightly tilt the trimmer.
 Return to the trimming postion by loosening the lock collar
and rotating the lower housing back 180°. The tool will
lock in the trimmer position.
Cutting Line / Line Feeding
Your trimmer uses 1.65 mm diameter, ROUND nylon line.
During use, the tips of the nylon lines will become frayed and
worn and the special self feeding spool will automatically feed
and trim a fresh length of line. Cutting line will wear faster and
require more feeding if the cutting or edging is done along
pavements or other abrasive surfaces or heavier weeds are
being cut. The advanced automatic line feeding mechanism
senses when more cutting line is needed and feeds and trims
the correct length of line whenever it’s required. Do not bump
trimmer on ground in attempt to feed line or for any other
purposes.
Helpful Cutting Tips
Use the tip of the string to do the cutting; do not force
string head into uncut grass.
 Wire and fences cause extra string wear, even breakage.
Stone and brick walls, curbs, and wood may wear string
rapidly.
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(Original instructions)
Do not allow spool cap to drag on ground or other
surfaces.
 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.
 The trimmer cuts when passing the unit from the left to
right. This will avoid throwing debris at the operator.
 Avoid trees and shrubs. Tree bark, wood moldings, siding,
and fence posts can easily be damaged by the string.
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Replacing the spool (Fig. N, O, P, Q)
Warning! To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, turn
unit off and disconnect it from power source before making
any adjustments or removing/installing attachments or
accessories. An accidental start-up can cause injury
 Depress the tabs (15) and remove the spool cap (10a)
from the spool housing (16) in the trimmer head (Fig. N).
 For best results, replace spool with BLACK+DECKER
model no. A6481.
 Grasp empty spool with one hand and spool housing with
other hand and pull spool out.
 If lever (17) (Fig. O) in base of housing becomes
dislodged, replace in correct position before inserting new
spool into housing.
 Remove any dirt and grass from the spool and housing.
 Unfasten the end of the cutting line and guide the line
into the eyelet (19) Fig. P.
 Take the new spool and push it onto the boss ( 18 ) in the
housing (Fig. O). Rotate the spool slightly until it is
seated. The line should protrude approximately 136mm
from the housing.
 Align the tabs on the spool cap with the slots (20) in the
housing (Fig. Q).
 Push the cap onto the housing until it snaps securely into
place.
Warning! To avoid trimmer damage, if the cutting line
protrudes beyond the trimming blade, cut it off so that it just
reaches the blade.
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Insert the 19mm end of the bulk line into the hole (26) in
the spool adjacent to the slot as shown in Fig. S. Make
sure the line is pulled tight against the spool as shown in
Fig. T.
 Wind the cutting line onto the spool in the direction of the
arrow on the spool. Make sure to wind the line on neatly
and in layers. Do not crisscross (Fig. T).
 When the wound cutting line reaches the recesses (24),
cut the line. (Fig. S).
 Fit the spool onto the trimmer as described in
“REPLACING THE SPOOL.
Warning! Before you begin trimming, only use the appropriate
type of cutting line.
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Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
 Safely dispose of the old plug.
 Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new
plug.
 Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
Warning! No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality plugs.
Recommended fuse: 13 A.
Troubleshooting
If your tool seems not to operate properly, follow the
instructions below. If this does not solve the problem, please
contact your local BLACK+DECKER repair agent.
Warning! Before proceeding, unplug the tool.
Machine runs slowly
Check that the spool housing can rotate freely. Carefully
clean it if necessary.
 Check that the cutting line does not protrude more than
approximately 136mm from the spool. If it does, cut it off
so that it just reaches the line trimming blade.
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POWERCOMMAND feed does not work
Remove the spool cap.
Pull the cutting line until it protrudes approximately 136mm
from the spool. If insufficient cutting line is left on the
spool, install a new spool of cutting line.
 Ensure that the line is not crisscrossed on the spool as
detailed in Fig. T. If it is, unwind the cutting line, then wind
it back on the spool neatly so that the lines do not cross.
 Ensure the beginning of the cutting line is pulled tight
against the spool as shown in Fig. S.
 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.
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Rewinding spool from bulk line (Fig. S, T)
Replacement spools of cutting line are available from your
BLACK+DECKER dealer. Packs containing 3
spools of cutting line are also available.
 Unplug the tool.
 Remove the empty spool from the trimmer as described
in “REPLACING THE SPOOL”.
 Remove any remaining cutting line from the spool.
 Make a fold at the end of the cutting line at about 19mm
(21). Feed the cutting line into one of the line anchoring
slots (22) as shown in Fig. S.
Note: Take care not to allow the the line on the spool to
unravel. Hold it firmly with one hand at all times.
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(Original instructions)
If the POWECOMMAND line feed still does not work or
the spool is jammed, try the following suggestions:
 Carefully clean the spool and housing.
 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.
Maintenance
Your BLACK+DECKER corded/cordless machine/tool has
been designed to operate over a long period of time with a
minimum of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation
depends upon proper tool/machine care and regular cleaning.
Your charger does not require any maintenance apart from
regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on corded/
cordless power tools:
 Switch off and unplug the machine/tool.
 Or switch off and remove the battery from the machine/
tool if the machine/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/machine
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.
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Protecting the environment
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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 the demand for raw materials.
Please recycle electrical products and batteries according to
local provisions. Further information is available at
www.2helpU.com
Technical data
BESTE625
Type 1
BESTE628
Type 1
BESTE630
Type 1
Voltage
VAC
230
230
230
Power Input
W
450
550
550
No-Load Speed
min-1
7500
7500
7500
Weight
kg
2.5
2.5
2.5
BESTE625 Level of sound pressure:
Sound pressure (LpA) 80 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Sound power (LWA) 93 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 2.6 dB(A)
BESTE625 Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to EN 50636-2-91:
Vibration emission value (ah) 4.4 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.7 m/s2
BESTE628 Level of sound pressure:
Sound pressure (LpA) 81 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Sound power (LWA) 94 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 1.1 dB(A)
(Original instructions)
BESTE628 Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to EN 50636-2-91:
Vibration emission value (ah) 4.7 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.7 m/s2
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The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the technical
file and makes this declaration on behalf of Black & Decker.
BESTE630 Level of sound pressure:
Sound pressure (LpA) 80 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Sound power (LWA) 93 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 2.6 dB(A)
BESTE630 Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to EN 50636-2-91:
Vibration emission value (ah) 4.9 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.7 m/s2
EC declaration of conformity
MACHINERY DIRECTIVE
OUTDOOR NOISE DIRECTIVE
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BESTE625, BESTE628, BESTE630 - Trimmer
Black & Decker declares that these products described under
“technical data” are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN60335-1:2012 +A11:2014,
EN 50636-2-91:2014
2000/14/EC, Lawn Trimmer, L ≤ 50 cm, Annex VI
DEKRA Certification B.V. Meander 1051 / P.O. Box 5185
6825 MJ ARNHEM / 6802 ED ARNHEM, Netherlands
Notified Body ID No.: 0344
Level of accoustic power according to 2000/14/EC
(Article 12, Annex III, L ≤ 50 cm):
LWA (measured sound power) 93 dB(A)
Uncertainty = 3 dB(A)
LWA (guaranteed sound power) 96 dB(A)
These products also comply with Directive 2014/30/EU and
2011/65/EU. For more information, please contact Black &
Decker at the following address or refer to the back of the
manual.
R. Laverick
Director of Engineering
Black & Decker Europe, 210 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3YD
United Kingdom
14/09/2017
Guarantee
Black & Decker is confident of the quality of its products
and offers consumers a 24 month guarantee from the date
of purchase. This guarantee 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.
To claim on the guarantee, the claim must be in accordance
with Black & Decker Terms and Conditions and you will need
to submit proof of purchase to the seller or an authorised
repair agent. Terms and conditions of the Black & Decker 2
year guarantee and the location of your nearest authorised
repair agent can be obtained on the Internet at www.2helpU.
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