BCASK891D | Black&Decker BCASK891D MULTITOOL instruction manual

5° - 10°
Intended use
3-in-1 cordless multi tool system, has been designed trimming
hedges, shrubs and brambles, trimming and finishing lawn
edges and cutting grass in confined spaces. This tool is
intended for consumer use only.
Safety instructions
General power tool safety warnings
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.
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.
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.
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.
(Original instructions)
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Warning! Additional safety warnings for Hedge
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
(Original instructions)
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.
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
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.
u Keep extension cords away from cutting elements.
Warning! Additional safety warnings for String
Warning! Cutting elements continue to rotate after the motor
is switched off.
u Be familiar with the controls and the proper use of the
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
u Wear stout shoes or boots to protect your feet.
u Wear long trousers to protect your legs.
u Before using the appliance, check that your cutting
path is free from sticks, stones, wire and any other
u Only use the appliance in the upright position, with
the cutting line near the ground. Never switch the appliance on in any other position.
u Move slowly when using the appliance. Be aware that
freshly cut grass is damp and slippery.
u Do not work on steep slopes. Work across the face of
slopes, not up and down.
u Never cross gravel paths or roads while the appliance
is running.
u Never touch the cutting line while the appliance is
u Do not put the appliance down until the cutting line
has come to a complete standstill.
u Use only the appropriate type of cutting line. Never
use 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
u Never operate the appliance with damaged guards or
without guards in place.
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 worn.
(Original instructions)
Keep extension cords away from cutting elements.
Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user
must read the instruction manual.
Safety of others
This tool 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 tool by a person responsible for their safety.
u Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
Wear ear and eye protection
Wear gloves
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
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.)
Always remove the battery from the appliance
before performing any cleaning or maintenance .
Beware of flying objects. Keep bystanders
away from the cutting area
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.
Labels on tool
The following pictograms are shown on the tool along with the
date code:
Do not expose the appliance to rain or high
Wear non-slip footwear.
Beware of falling objects.
Directive 2000/14/EC guaranteed sound
Additional safety instructions for batteries and
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".
Do not attempt to charge damaged batteries.
(Original instructions)
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.
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Read the instruction manual before use.
Electrical safety
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.
This appliance includes some or all of the following features.
1. Power head
2. Main handle
3. Bail handle
4. On/off switch
5. Lock off switch
6. Hedge trimmer attachment
7. Hedge trimmer release button
8. Hedge trimmer blade
9. Guard
10.Extension pole
11.Pole grip
12.Extension pole release button
13.String trimmer attachment
14.String trimmer attachment release button
16.Spool housing
17.Spool cap
18.Spool cap release tab
Charging a battery (fig. A)
BLACK+DECKER chargers are designed to charge
BLACK+DECKER battery packs.
u Plug the charger (19) into an appropriate outlet before
inserting a battery pack (18).
Insert the battery pack (18) into the charger, making sure
the battery pack is fully seated in the battery slots (Figure
The LED (30a) will flash indicating that the
battery is being charged.
The completion of charge is indicated by the
LED remaining on continuously. The pack is
fully charged and may be used at this time or
left in the charger.
u 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 use.
Charger diagnostics (fig. B)
This charger is designed to detect certain problems that can
arise with the battery packs or the power source. Problems
are indicated by one LED flashing in different patterns.
Bad battery
The charger can detect a weak or damaged
battery. The LED flashes in the pattern indicated on the label. If you see this bad battery
blink pattern, do not continue to charge the battery. Return it
to a service center or a collection site for ecycling.
Hot/cold pack delay
When the charger detects a battery that
is excessively hot or excessively cold, it
automatically starts a Hot/Cold Pack Delay,
suspending charging until the battery has normalized. After
this happens, the charger automatically switches to the Pack
Charging mode. This feature ensures maximum battery life.
The light flashes in the pattern indicated on the label.
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. This charger features
an automatic tune-up mode which equals or balances the
individual cells in the battery pack to allow it to function at
peak capacity. Battery packs should be tuned up weekly or
whenever the battery no longer delivers the same amount
of work. To use the automatic tune-up mode, place the
battery pack in the charger and leave it for at least 8 hours.
Important charging notes
Longest life and best performance can be obtained if
the battery pack is charged when the air temperature is
between 18 ° – 24 °C. DO NOT charge the battery pack in
an air temperature below +4.5 °C, or above +40 °C.
(Original instructions)
This is important and will prevent serious damage to the
battery pack.
u The charger and battery pack may become warm to the
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 operation of 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 the charger and battery pack to a location
where the surrounding air temperature is
approximately 18 ° – 24 °C;
u 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 effect on the battery pack.
u Foreign materials of a conductive nature such as, but
not limited to, grinding dust, metal chips, steel wool,
aluminum foil, or any buildup of metallic particles
should be kept away from charger cavities. Unplug the
charger before attempting to clean.
u Do not freeze or immerse the charger in water or any
other liquid.
Fitting and removing the battery (fig. C)
To fit the battery (18), 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 battery release button
(18a) while at the same time pulling the battery out of the
Installing and Removing Attachments (fig. D, E)
To fit an attachment or the extension pole to the base unit
(1), align the attachment/pole base with the power head
as shown in figure D and E.
u Firmly push the attachment or extension pole onto the
base unit until it snaps into place and an audible click is heard.
Note: Attachments fit onto the extension pole in the same
manner as the base unit.
u Ensure attachment is securely attached to the base unit or
extension pole by gently pulling it away. The attachment or
the extension pole should remain in place.
To remove an attachment or extension pole, depress
the release button (7), (14) or (12) located on the side of
the attachment or extension pole and pull attachment or
extension pole away from the base unit or extension pole.
Note: Only use attachments that are specifically designed for
and are compatible with the power head.
Correct hand position (fig. F, G)
Base mode, proper hand position requires the left hand on the
bail handle (3), with the right hand on the main handle (2).
Pole mode, operate with the right hand on the main handle (2)
and the left hand on the Pole grip (11).
Switching on
Push the lock off switch (5) down. Squeeze the bail handle
(3) and then squeeze the ON/OFF switch (2). Once the
unit is running, you may release the lock off switch. The
more the ON/OFF is depressed, the higher the speed of
the base unit.
u In order to keep the unit running you must continue to
squeeze both the bail handle and the ON/OFF. To turn the
unit off, release the ON/OFF switch or bail handle.
Extended reach/Pole mode
u Push the lock off switch (5) down. Grip the Pole grip (1)
and then squeeze the ON/OFF switch (2).
u Once the unit is running, you may release the lock off
switch. The more the ON/OFF is depressed, the higher
the speed of the base unit.
u In order to keep the unit running you must continue to
squeeze the ON/OFF switch. To turn the unit off, release
the ON/OFF switch.
Trimming Instructions (fig.F, G, H, I, J)
Note: keep hands away from blades. Blade may coast after
turn off.
Working positions (fig F, G)
Maintain proper footing and balance and do not overreach.
Wear safety goggles, non-skid footwear when trimming. Hold
the unit firmly in both hands and turn the unit on. Always hold
the trimmer as shown in Figures F, and G, with one hand on
the main handle (3) and one hand on the bail handle (4) or
Pole grip (11). Never hold the unit by the guard (9) or hedge
trimmer blade (8).
Trimming new growth (fig H)
Using a wide, sweeping motion, feeding the blade teeth
through the twigs, is most effective. A slight downward tilt of
the blade in the direction of motion gives the best cutting.
Level hedges (fig I)
To obtain exceptionally level hedges a piece of string can be
stretched along the length of the hedge as a guide.
(Original instructions)
Side trimming hedges (fig J)
Orient the trimmer as shown and begin at the bottom and
sweep up.
Note: The cutting blades are made from high quality,
hardened steel and with normal usage, they will not require
resharpening. However, if you accidentally hit a wire fence,
stones, glass, or other hard objects as shown in figure K, you
may put a nick in the blade. There is no need to remove this
nick as long as it does not interfere with the movement of the
blade. If it does interfere, remove the battery and use a fine
toothed file or sharpening stone to remove the nick. If you
drop the trimmer, carefully inspect it for damage. If the blade is
bent, housing cracked, handles broken or if you see any other
condition that may affect the trimmer’s operation contact your
local BLACK+DECKER authorized service center for repairs
before putting it back into use.
Fertilizers and other garden chemicals contain agents which
greatly accelerate the corrosion of metals. Do not store the
unit on or adjacent to fertilizers or chemicals.
With the battery removed, use only mild soap and a damp
cloth to clean the unit. Never let any liquid get inside the unit;
never immerse any part of the unit into a liquid. Prevent the
blades from rusting by applying a film of light machine oil
after cleaning.
Using the string trimmer attachment
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and the battery is removed.
Attaching the guard (fig. L, M)
Warning! Never operate trimmer without guard firmly in place.
The guard must always be properly attached on the appliance
to protect the user.
u Turn the trimmer upside down so that you are looking
down at the spool housing (17).
u Remove the screw from the guard with a
phillips screwdriver.
u Turn the guard (15) upside down and slide it fully onto the
motor housing (13). Make sure the tabs (20) on the guard
engage the ribs (21) on the motor housing as shown in
figure L. The locking tab (22) should have snapped into
the housing slot (23).
u Continue to slide the guard on until you hear it “snap”
into place.
u Insert the guard screw and tighten securely as shown in
figure M 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.
Releasing the cutting line
For shipping purposes, the cutting line is taped to the
spool housing.
Remove the tape holding the cutting line to the
spool housing.
u See "Replacing the Spool" for instructions for removing
the spool.
Installing and removing attachments (fig. N)
The string trimmer attachment is locked out from being used
directly on the base unit. It can only be operated with the
extension pole (10).
u To fit an attachment or the extension pole to the base unit
(1), align the pole base with the base unit .
u Firmly push the extension pole onto the base unit until it
snaps into place and an audible click is heard.
u Ensure extension pole is securely attached to the base
unit by gently pulling it away. The extension pole should
remain in place.
Note: Attachments fit onto the extension pole in the same
manner as the base unit.
u Ensure attachment is securely attached to the extension
pole by gently pulling it away. The attachment should
remain in place.
u To remove an attachment or extension pole, depress the
release button (12) or (14 ) located on the side of the
attachment or extension pole and pull attachment away
from the base unit or extension pole.
Note: Only use attachments that are specifically designed for
and are compatible with the base unit.
Switching on
Warning! To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, never
attempt to operate string trimmer without the extension pole.
u Push the lock off switch (5) down, squeeze the ON/OFF
switch (4). Once the unit is running, you may release
the lock off switch. The more the ON/OFF switch (4) is
depressed, the higher the speed of the base unit.
u In order to keep the unit running you must continue to
squeeze the ON/OFF switch (4). To turn the unit off,
release the ON/OFF switch (4).
Correct hand position (fig. O)
Warning! To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, always
hold securely in anticipation of a sudden reaction.
Correct hand position requires one hand on the main handle (3) and one hand on the bail handle (5).
Operating the trimmer (fig. P, Q, R, S)
Warning! Keep the rotating string roughly parallel with the
ground (tilted no more than 30 degrees). This trimmer is not
an edger. DO NOT TILT the trimmer so that the string is spinning near a right angle to the ground. Flying debris can cause
serious injury.
u With the unit on, angle unit and slowly swing the trimmer
side to side as shown in fig. P.
(Original instructions)
Maintain a cutting angle of 5° to 10° as shown in Fig. Q.
Do not exceed 10° (Fig R). Cut with the tip of the line.
u Maintain a minimum distance of 610 mm between the
guard and your feet as shown in Fig. S.
Cutting line / line feeding
Warning! Use only BLACK+DECKER replacement spools
and line. Using any other manufacturer's line can reduce
performance, damage the trimmer or cause personal injury.
not use serrated or heavier gauge line, as they will overload
the motor and cause overheating. This line is available at your
local dealer or authorized service center.
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 is done along sidewalks 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.
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 surfaces.
u In long growth, cut from the top down and do not exceed
305 mm high.
u Keep trimmer tilted toward the area being cut; this is the
best cutting method.
u The trimmer cuts when passing the unit from the left to
right. 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.
Compatible with CM100 mower base sold seperately.
Replacing the spool (fig.T, U, V, W, X)
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.
u Depress the spool cap release tabs (16a) and remove the
spool cap (17) from the spool housing (16) in the trimmer
head (fig. T).
Grasp empty spool with one hand and spool housing with
other hand and pull spool out.
u If lever (16b) (fig. U) in base of housing becomes
dislodged, replace in correct position before inserting new
spool into housing.
u Remove any dirt and grass from the spool and housing.
u Unfasten the end of the cutting line Fig. V and guide the
line into the eyelet (16d) Fig. W.
u Take the new spool and push it onto the boss (16c) in the
housing (Fig. U). Rotate the spool slightly until it is seated.
The line should protrude approximately 136mm from
the housing.
u Align the tabs on the spool cap with the slots in the
housing (Fig. X).
u Push the cap onto the housing until it snaps securely
into place.
Rewinding spool from bulk line (fig. D14, D15, D16)
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 pack from trimmer.
u Remove the empty spool from the trimmer as described in
u Remove any remaining cutting line from the spool.
u Make a fold at the end of the cutting line at about 19mm
(16g). Feed the cutting line into one of the line anchoring
slots (16h) as shown in Fig. Y.
u 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. Z1).
u When the wound cutting line (16j) reaches the recesses
(16i), cut the line. (Fig. Z).
u Fit the spool onto the trimmer as described in
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
Unit will not start.
Battery pack not
installed properly.
Check battery pack
Battery pack not
Check battery pack
charging requirements.
Internal componets too
Allow tool to cool down.
Attachment or
extension pole not
attached to the base
Ensure attachemnt is
properly seated and
locked into position on the
extension pole.
Ensure extension pole is
properly seated and
locked into position on the
base unit.
(Original instructions)
Battery pack will not
Unit shuts off
BCASST91B - String trimmer
Battery pack not
inserted into charger.
Insert battery pack into
charger until LED
Charger not plugged in.
Plug charger into a
working outlet. Refer to
"Important charging
notes" for more details.
Surrounding air
temperature too hot or
too cold
Move charger and battery
pack to a surrounding air
temperature of above 40
degrees F (4,5°C) or
below 105 degrees F
Battery pack has
reached its maximum
thermal limit.
Allow battery pack to cool
Out of charge. (To
maximize the life of the
battery pack it is
designed to shut off
abruptly when the
charge is depleted.)
Place on charger and
allow to charge.
Input voltage
No load speed
Input Voltage
Approx Charge
Level of sound pressure according to EN 60745:
Sound pressure for Hedge trimmer (L ) 84,5 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 1,4 dB(A)
Other attachments are available to convert your tools to a
Chainsaw or Blower.
BCASBL71B – Blower
BCACSC61B – Chainsaw.
Contact your local BLACK+DECKER service centre or visit
www.blackanddecker.co.uk. for details
accoustic power for Hedge trimmer (L ) 94,5 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 0,8 dB(A)
Sound pressure for Pole Hedge trimmer (L ) 83,3 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 4
accoustic power for Pole Hedge trimmer (L ) 99,1 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 1,5
Sound pressure for String trimmer (L ) 82,5 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 2,2 dB(A)
accoustic power for String trimmer (L ) 91 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 1,5 dB(A)
Your BLACK+DECKER appliance has been designed
to operate over a long period of time with a minimum of
maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation depends
upon proper care and regular cleaning.
u Regularly clean the appliance using a damp cloth. Do not
use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner. Never let any
liquid get inside the appliance and never immerse any part
of the appliance into liquid.
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 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
BCAS81B - Hedge trimmer
Input voltage
No load speed
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to EN 60745:
Hedge Trimmer (ah,SG) 2,5 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1,5 m/s2
Pole Hedge Trimmer (ah,SG) 2,5 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1,5 m/s2
String Trimmer (ah,SG) 2,5 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1,5 m/s2
3-in-1 cordless multi tool system
Black & Decker declares that these products described under
"technical data" are in compliance with:
hedge trimmer: EN 60745-1:2009+A11:2010,
EN 60745-2-15:2009+A1:2010,
pole-hedge trimmer: EN 60745-1:2009+A11:2010,
EN ISO 10517:2009+A1:2013,
lawn trimmer: EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014+A13:2017,
EN 50636-2-91:2014,
(Original instructions)
These products also comply with Directive 2014/30/EU and
For String trimmer noise:
For 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) 91 dB(A)
Uncertainty = 2 dB(A)
LWA (guaranteed sound power) 93 dB(A)
(Übersetzung der ursprünglichen
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.com, or by
contacting your local Black & Decker office at the address
indicated in this manual.
Please visit our website www.blackanddecker.co.uk to register
your new Black & Decker product and receive updates on new
products and special offers.
Hedge trimmer and pole-hedge trimmer, Annex V
Measured sound power level (LwA) 99 dB(A)
Uncertainty (K) 1,5 dB(A)
Guaranteed sound power (LwA) 101 dB(A)
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..
R. Laverick
Director of Engineering
Black & Decker Europe, 210 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3YD
United Kingdom
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.
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