Toro 1010 Electric Trimmer User manual

Toro 1010 Electric Trimmer User manual
FORM NO. 3320-559
MODEL NO. 51246-0000001 & UP MANUAL
MODEL 1010
To assure maximum safety, optimum performance, and to gain knowledge of
the product, iti ential that r any other rator of the trimmer read and
understand the contents of this manual before the motor is ever started. Pay
particular attention to the safety alert symbol which means CAUTION, WARNING,
OR DANGER — “personal safety instruction.” Read and understand the instruc-
tion because it has to do with safety. Failure to comply with instruction may
result in personal injury.
1. Read and understand Operator's
Manual before using trimmer. Be thor-
oughly familiar with proper use of the
2. Never allow children to operate trim-
mer. It is not a toy. Never allow adults
to operate unit without first reading Op-
erator's Manual.
3. Always wear safety goggles or other
suitable eye protection.
4. Avoid Dangerous Environment—Never
operate the trimmer in wet or damp
5. Never use trimmer in the rain.
6. Inspect area thoroughly where trim-
mer will be used before operating. Keep
area of operation clear of all persons,
particularly small children and pets.
7. Dress properly—Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry. They can be caught
in moving parts. Always wear substantial
footwear and long pants. Use of rubber
gloves is recommended.
8. Use the right appliance—Do not use
the appliance for any job except that for
which it was intended.
9. WARNING—To reduce risk of electric
shock, use only an extension cord suit-
able for outdoor use. Replace damaged
extension cord immediately.
©The Toro Company-1980
10. Extension cord—To prevent discon-
nection of the power supply cord from
the extension cord during operation,
properly connect extension cord prior to
11. Avoid unintentional starting. Be sure
switch is off when plugging in. Do not
carry plugged-in trimmer with finger on
12. Don’t abuse cord. Never yank cord
to disconnect from receptacle. Keep
cord away from heat, oil, and sharp
edges. Replace damaged cords.
13. Don’t force the trimmer. It operates
better and safer at the rate for which it
was designed.
14. Use only in daylight or with good ar-
tificial light. Always be sure of your foot-
ing. Keep a firm hold on the handle and
walk, never run.
15. Stop the motor and unplug the sup-
ply cord whenever you leave the trim-
mer, before cleaning the housing, and
when making any repairs or inspections.
16. When not in use, store your trimmer
in a dry place; high or locked up out of
the reach of children.
17. Keep all fasteners tight to insure the
trimmer is in safe working condition.
18. Never operate without proper guards
or other protective safety devices in
19. Do not put hands or feet near or un-
der rotating parts. Keep clear at all
20. If the trimmer should start to vibrate
abnormally, stop the motor and check
immediately for the cause. Vibration is
generally a warning of trouble.
21. Do not operate your Toro trimmer
after it has been dropped or damaged.
Return it to your nearest authorized
service dealer for inspection and repair,
22. When servicing use only identical
replacement parts. Replace or repair
damaged cords.
23. Don't Overreach—Keep proper foot-
ing and balance at all times when oper-
ating the trimmer.
24. Maintain Appliance With Care—Keep
cutting head and motor housing clean
for best performance and to reduce the
risk of injury. Follow General Mainte-
nance instructions on page 8.
25. CAUTION—Cutting knife on grass
shield is sharp and care should be taken
when cleaning and handling.
Use an extension cord suitable for out-
door use and one that complies with the
requirements specified in the Interna-
tional Electric Code. Make sure your
cord is in good condition; if damaged,
replace. Use a cord that is large enough
to carry the current the trimmer will
draw. Figure 1 shows the correct size
cord to use for trimmers of 6 amps or
Note: When in doubt about what size
cord to use, choose the next heavier
gage. The smaller the gage number, the
heavier the cord. An undersized cord
causes a drop in line voltage which
could result in a loss of power and over-
See Figures 7 & 8 for proper cord con-
If length of exten-
sion cord is less 100 ft.| 150 ft.
than or equal to:
Assure wire size gauge
(A.W.G.) in cord is: 16 14
Figure 1
1. Remove and discard shipping wire
secured to upper and lower handle
4, Secure with capscrew and locknut
and tighten until all play between tubes
is eliminated (Fig. 4).
Inspect the open internal wiring. If
damaged, do not assemble. Contact
your Authorized Toro Service Dealer.
2. Pivot tube ends until aligned (Fig. 2).
Internal wiring may interfere with in-
stallation of capscrew. Use a blunt
object, such as a punch, to careful-
ly route internal wiring away from
aligned holes.
—#— —
Lower Tube | Upper Tube
Figure 2
3. Slide lower tube into upper tube and
align screw holes (Fig. 3). Check align-
ment of handgrip and housing.
5. Loosely secure support handle to
tube with carriage bolt and knob.
Tube Support
Figure 4
6. Support handle may now be adjusted
to desired operating position by sliding
handle to desired height and tightening
knob (Fig. 4).
when handling shield. Remove
tape from knife before operation.
Note: The cutting line for your trimmer
is a special monofilament line. Your
trimmer comes complete with a 30 foot
supply of this line already wound onto
the spool.
1. To avoid line tangle during shipment,
the tip of the monofilament line has
been taped to the head assembly. The
tape must be removed before operation
(Fig. 5).
Note: The proper extension cord is a
requirement for safe and efficient use of
your Toro trimmer. Use only a CSA ap-
proved extension cord recommended for
outdoor use.
1. Secure the pigtail power cord and a
suitable extension cord in cord lock as
shown in Figures 7 & 8.
Cord _
Lock 6 3 >
Power Cord -
Extension Cord
Figure 7
Figure 5
2. After each use, either retape or loop
the line through the eyelet (Fig. 6) to
prevent unraveling.
Figure 6
Thoroughly inspect trimmer power
cord before operating trimmer. If
cord is damaged, do not operate
trimmer. Replace or repair damaged
cord. Contact you TORO service
dealer for assistance.
Always wear safety goggles or other
suitable eye protection, long pants,
and shoes while operating trimmer.
Your trimmer will cut grass and small
weeds in difficult and hard to reach
places. However, you will most likely ex-
perience some line breakage during
your first few uses. As you learn the
trimming techniques, you will be able to
cut areas around trees, shrubs, founda-
tion walls, fences, sidewalks, patios,
etc., with minimal line wear or line
1. Inspect area to be trimmed for any
wire, Cord, or string-like matter which
could become entangled in the rotating
2. Lay out the extension cord so that it
won't be in your way and to prevent
kinking or tangling.
3. Trim only when grass and weeds are
4. Slowly move unit in and out of area
being cut, maintaining unit at desired
cutting height. This can be either a for-
ward-backward or side-to-side motion
as indicated (Figs. 9 & 10).
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Figure 9
5. Grass in excess of 8 inches tall or
small weeds should be cut by working
from the top to the bottom in small in-
crements to avoid premature line wear.
Figure 10
6. Whenever possible, cut to your left.
When cutting to the left, the unit's cut-
ting efficiency is somewhat better since
the line is contacting the grass as soon
as it leaves the guard, and the clippings
are moving away from the operator.
very tip of the nylon line to do the cut-
ting (especially along walls) (Fig. 11).
Cutting with more than the tip will re-
duce cutting efficiency and overload the
The tip of the cutting line will wear dur-
ing use and will require lengthening. If
the line is not advanced occasionally, it
will wear down to the drum eyelet. When
the trimmer is stopped the line will tend
to relax and may retract into the drum.
Should this occur, be sure to replace
the cutting line in the proper position
before restarting the trimmer (page 7,
#3) or the line may tangle around the
Figure 11
8. The life of your cutting line is de-
pendent upon following the above trim-
ming techniques, as well as what is be-
ing cut, and where the cutting is being
done. For example, line wears faster
when trimming against a foundation wall
as opposed to trimming around a tree.
Some line breakage will occur from
moving unit too fast, from entanglement
with foreign matter, from normal line fa-
tigue, and from attempting to cut thick,
stalky weeds in excess of unit’s capabil-
ity. As cutting line wears, for best per-
formance, lengthen as indicated in
Lengthening Cutting Line procedure.
9. Never drag the trimmer spool cap
on the ground while trimming
(Fig. 12). This causes motor overload
and spool cap wear.
Figure 12
10. After each use, either retape or loop
the line through the eyelet (Fig. 6) to
prevent unraveling.
1. To lengthen line, firmly tap spool on
the ground while the motor continues to
run. The line will be fed from the spool
and cut off to the proper length by the
cutting knife attached to the shield
(Fig. 13).
the ground. After the tap and line has
fed out, wait until you hear the line be-
ing cut to the proper length before con-
tinuing to trim.
Note: To help prevent line tangle, tap
once only to lengthen line. If additional
line is required, wait a few seconds be-
fore retapping trimmer head. Do not al-
low line to wear too short. Keep line
length at 10” diameter as much as pos-
2. Lengthen line only when line has
been shortened by wear. Unnecessary
lengthening will waste line.
Note: The spool cap may wear during
normal use of the line advance feature
and may require occasional replace-
ment. Replacement spools are available
through your TORO retailer.
YN — —
Figure 13
Remember to keep the trimmer ‘on’
while lengthening the line. Just tap the
trimmer on the ground; do not hold it on
Use only TORO .050” dia. nylon
monofilament cutting line.
Replacement line or prewound replace-
ment spools can be purchased from
your local Toro retailer. The cutting line
used by Toro is specially formulated for
use on your trimmer. Other line may not
provide the same high quality perform-
Always unplug supply cord and be
sure cutting head has completely
stopped rotating before inverting
1. To remove empty spool, insert widest
possible blade screwdriver snugly into
one of two window slots. With screw-
driver pressed firmly into window slot,
twist screwdriver 1/4 turn. Spool will
snap off (Fig. 14).
Figure 14
2. To rewind empty spool, follow the
steps below:
A. Hook one end of line into groove on
spool, allowing no more than 1/8” to
protrude. Wind line in direction of ar-
rows on spool in level rows between
spool flanges (Fig. 15).
Note: Trimmer will not function prop-
erly if line is wound in the wrong di-
B. Do not wind more than 30 feet of line
onto spool. Do not use line over
.050” diameter.
Figure 15
C. Keep line tight on spool by making a
hook in the line and secure in groove
(Fig. 16).
Note: Before assembly, be sure to
thoroughly clean out drum area and
visually inspect for any damaged or
worn parts.
Figure 16
D. The spool and the core are keyed.
Be sure they are properly aligned
when putting spool back on. Thread
end of line through eyelet, place
spool on Keyed core, and push in
place until you hear it click. Pull line
free from groove in spool. Unwind
no more than 3 inches from spool
(Fig. 17).
Figure 17
3. If line should tangle or break at eye-
let, refeed cutting line through eyelet by
pushing spool in as far as it will go and
threading line back through eyelet. Or
you may remove Spool completely,
refeed the line through the eyelet, and
reassemble spool to trimmer (Fig. 18).
Figure 18
Always be sure your trimmer is un-
plugged and stopped before at-
tempting any maintenance.
1. To keep the exterior clean, just wipe
it off with a damp cloth. Never hose it
2. Wipe or scrape clean the drum and
spool area any time there is an accumu-
lation of dirt or cuttings.
3. Check and tighten all fasteners. If
any part is damaged, repair or replace
4. Air exhaust vent is located on under-
side of shield (Fig. 18). Scrape vent
clean regularly.
5. Wipe debris away from air intake
holes in motor housing (Fig. 19).
IMPORTANT: Keeping intake and ex-
haust vents free of grass and debris
prevents motor overheating and possible
6. Any other servicing should be per-
formed by an authorized Toro Service
Aur Vent
Air Intake
Figure 19
The trimmer has two identification num-
bers: a mode! number and a serial num-
ber. The two numbers are stamped on a
decal that is located on handle tube.
In any correspondence concerning the
trimmer, supply the model and serial
numbers to assure that correct infor-
mation and replacement parts are ob-
To order replacement parts from an
Authorized Toro Service Dealer, supply
the following information.
1. Model and serial numbers of the trim-
2. Part number, description, and quan-
tity of part(s) desired.
Note: Do not order by reference number
if a parts catalog is being used; use
88315 Prewound Spool
44-5520 Empty Spool
88311 30" Coil—.050” Cutting Line
A copy of the Full One Year Warranty covering your trimmer
is presented below. Should you feel your Toro trimmer is
defective and wish to have it repaired or replaced in accor-
dance with this Full One Year Warranty, please follow the
procedure below:
Return the trimmer to the dealer who If your trimmer is defective and within
sold it to you. Remember to have a warranty period, it will be repaired or
copy of your original sales slip or other replaced and returned to you postage
evidence of purchase date along with paid.
you. The retailer will inspect the unit, Non-warranty service may be obtained
advise you whether the product is de- through an authorized Toro trimmer
fective, and if so, make arrangements dealer or distributor.
for a replacement trimmer or appropri-
ate service.
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The Toro Company promises to repair or replace at our option, any |
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Toro trimmer used residentially if defective in materials or workman-
ship one year from the date of purchase. The cost of the replace-
ment unit is included, but the customer is responsible for the return
of the product to the selling dealer. This product is not warranted if
used commercially. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you
may have other rights which vary from country to country.
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