Toro 1410 Electric Trimmer User manual

Toro 1410 Electric Trimmer User manual
(one NO. 51440 - 0000001 THRU
1000001 & UP
FORM NO. 3314-189 Rev. A
To assure maximum safety, optimum performance, and to gain knowledge of the product, it is essential
that you or any other operator 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 A which means CAUTION,
WARNING, OR DANGER — “personal safety instruction.” Read and understand the instruction because it
1. Read and understand the contents of this
manual before operating the trimmer. Become fa-
miliar with all controls and know how to stop
2. Keep everyone, especially children and pets,
away from area of operation.
3. Never allow children to operate trimmer. It is
not a toy. Never allow adults to operate unit with-
out first reading Operator's Manual.
4. Always wear safety goggles or other suitable
eye protection.
5. Avoid Dangerous Environment—Never operate
the trimmer in wet or damp conditions.
6. Never use trimmer in the rain.
7. Inspect area thoroughly where trimmer will be
used. Keep area of operation clear of all persons,
particularly small children and pets.
8. Dress properly—Do not wear loose clothing or
jewelry. They can be caught in moving parts. Al-
ways wear substantial footwear and long pants.
Use of rubbergloves is recommended.
9. Use the right appliance—Do not use the appli-
ance for any job except that for which it was in-
10. WARNING—To reduce the risk of electric
shock, use only an extension cord suitable for out-
door use. Replace damaged extension cord imme-
11. Extension cord—To prevent disconnection of
the power supply cord from the extension cord
during operation, properly connect extension cord
prior to operating.
12. Avoid unintentional starting. Be sure switch is
off when plugging in. Do not carry plugged-in
trimmer with finger on switch.
13. Don’t abuse cord. Never yank cord to discon-
nect from receptacle. Keep cord away from heat,
oil, and sharp edges. Replace damaged cords.
14. Don’t force the trimmer. It operates better and
safer at the rate for which it was designed.
15. Use only in daylight or with good artificial light.
Always be sure of your footing. Keep a firm hold
on the handle and walk, never run.
16. Stop the motor and unplug the supply cord
whenever you leave the trimmer, before cleaning
the housing, and when making any repairs or in-
17. When not in use, store your trimmer in a dry
place; high or locked up out of the reach of chil-
18. Keep all fasteners tight to insure the trimmer
Is in safe working condition.
19. Never operate without proper guards or other
protective safety devices in place.
20. Do not put hands or feet near or under rotat-
ing parts. Keep clear at all times.
21. If the trimmer should start to vibrate abnor-
mally, stop the motor and check immediately for
the cause. Vibration is generally a warning of
22. Do not operate your Toro trimmer after it has
been dropped or damaged. Return it to your near-
est authorized service dealer for inspection and
23. When servicing use only identical replacement
parts. Replace or repair damaged cords.
24. Don’t Overreach-Keep proper footing and bal-
ance at all times when operating the trimmer.
©The Toro Company-1989, Rev. 1990 TPS
25. Maintain Appliance With Care—Keep cutting
head and motor housing clean for best perform-
ance and to reduce the risk of injury. Follow Gen-
eral Maintenance Instructions on page 7.
26. CAUTION—Cutting knife on grass shield is
sharp and care should be taken when cleaning
and handling.
extension cord suitable for outdoor use and one
that complies with the requirements specified in
the International Electric Code. Make sure your
cord is in good condition; if damaged, replace.
Use a cord that is large enough to carry the cur-
rent the trimmer will draw. Figure 1 shows the cor-
rect 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 results in
a loss of power and overheating. See Figures 9 &
10 for proper cord connection.
If length of extension cord
is less than or equal to: 100 ft. y 150 ft.
Assure wire size gage
(A.W.G.) in cord is: 16 14
Figure 1
1. Remove and discard shipping wire secured to
upper and lower handle tubes.
Using trimmer with damaged wiring could
cause personal injury. Inspect the open in-
ternal wiring. (Fig. 2). If damaged, do not
assemble or plug in trimmer. Contact your
Authorized Toro Service Dealer.
2. Pivot tube ends until aligned (Fig. 2).
Lower Tube Upper Tube
Figure 2
3. Slide lower tube into upper tube and align
screw holes (Fig. 3). Check alignment of handgrip
and housing (Fig. 3, insert).
Figure 3
4. Secure with capscrew and locknut and tighten
until all play between tubes is eliminated (Fig. 4).
Crimped or torn wiring may cause personal
injury or damage to machine. Be sure in-
ternal wiring does not interfere with instal-
lation of capscrew. Use the shipping wire
or another blunt object such as a punch to
carefully route internal wiring away from
aligned holes.
Figure 4
5. Loosely secure support handle to tube with
carriage bolt and knob.
6. Support handle may now be adjusted to de-
sired operating position by sliding handle to de-
sired height and tightening knob (Fig. 4).
Cutting knife on grass shield is sharp and
may cause personal injury. Care should be
taken when handling shield. Avoid contact
with knife blade.
3. Push back side of grass shield down and align
screw holes. Secure with screws (Fig. 6).
4. Remove tape from cut-off blade.
1. Place grass shield over trimmer head assem-
2. Tilt grass shield so that front side of shield is
under locking tab. Slide shield back (Fig. 5).
Figure 5
Thrown objects can cause injury to the oper-
ator or bystanders. Keep grass shield on
trimmer at all times. Keep bystanders and
pets away from trimming area.
Note: The cutting line for your trimmer is a special
monofilament line. Your trimmer comes complete
with a 50 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 op-
eration (Fig. 7).
Figure 7
2. A view hole in the spool cap is provided to
show how much line remains on the spool without
removing spool (Fig. 7).
3. After each use, either retape or loop the line
through the eyelet (Fig. 8) to prevent unraveling.
Figure 8
Note: The proper extension cord is a requirement
for safe and efficient use of your Toro 1410 Trim-
mer. Use only a UL listed extension cord recom-
mended for outdoor use.
1. Secure the pigtail power cord and a suitable
extension cord to trimmer with cord lock as shown
in Figures 9 & 10.
Lock к)
ос “— Pigtail
Power Cord
Extension Cord
Figure 9
A damaged electrical cord could cause per-
sonal injury. Thoroughly inspect trimmer
power cord before operating trimmer. If
cord is damaged, do not operate trimmer.
Replace or repair damaged cord. Contact
your TORO service dealer for assistance.
tor or bystanders. Always wear safety goggles
or other suitable eye protection, long pants,
and shoes while operating trimmer. Keep peo-
Thrown objects can cause injury to the opera-
ple and pets away from trimming area.
Your trimmer will cut grass and small weeds in
difficult and hard to reach places. However, you
will most likely experience some line breakage
during your first few uses. As you learn the trim-
ming techniques, you will be able to cut areas
around trees, shrubs, foundation walls, fences,
sidewalks, patios, etc., with minimal line wear or
line breakage.
1. Inspect area to be trimmed for any wire, cord,
or string-like matter which could become entan-
gled in the rotating line.
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 dry.
4. Slowly move unit into and out of area being
cut, maintaining unit at desired cutting height. This
can be either a forward-backward or side-to-side
motion as indicated in Figures 11 & 12.
Figure 11
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Figure 12
5. Grass in excess of 8 inches tall or small weeds
should be cut by working from the top to the bot-
tom in small increments to avoid premature line
6. Whenever possible, cut to your left. When cut-
ting to the left, the unit's cutting efficiency is
somewhat better since the line is contacting the
grass as soon as it leaves the guard, and the clip-
pings are moving away from the operator.
7. DO NOT FORCE THE UNIT. Allow the very tip
of the nylon line to do the cutting (especially along
walls) (Fig. 13). Cutting with more than the tip will
reduce cutting efficiency and overload the motor.
The tip of the cutting line will wear during use and
cause a reduction in the cutting swath. 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 drum.
Figure 13
8. The life of your cutting line is dependent upon
following the preceding trimming techniques, as
well as what is being cut, and where the cutting is
being done. For example, the line wears faster
when trimming against a foundation wall as op-
posed to trimming around a tree. Some line
breakage will occur from moving unit too fast,
from entanglement with foreign matter, from nor-
mal line fatigue, and from attempting to cut thick,
stalky weeds in excess of unit's capability. As cut-
ting line wears, for best performance, lengthen as
indicated in Lengthening Cutting Line procedure.
9. Never drag the trimmer spool cap on the
ground while trimming (Fig. 14). This causes
motor overload and spool cap wear.
Figure 14
10. After each use, either retape or loop the line
through the eyelet to prevent unraveling
(Fig. 15).
Figure 15
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. 16).
Remember to keep the trimmer ‘on’ while length-
ening the line. Just tap the trimmer on the
ground; do not hold it on the ground. After the tap
and line has fed out, wait until you hear the line
being cut to the proper length before continuing to
Note: To help prevent line tangle, tap once only to
lengthen line. If additional line is required, wait a
few seconds before retapping trimmer head. Do
not allow line to wear too short. Keep line length
at 14” diameter as much as possible.
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Figure 16
2. Lengthen line only when line has been short-
ened by wear. Unnecessary lengthening will waste
Note: The spool cap may wear during normal use
of the line advance feature and may require occa-
sional replacement. Replacement spools are avail-
able through your TORO retailer.
Use only TORO .065” dia. nylon monofila-
ment cutting line for best performance.
Replacement line or prewound replacement spools
can be purchased from your local Toro retailer.
The cutting line used by Toro is specially formu-
lated for use on your trimmer. Other line may not
provide the same high quality performance.
A rotating cutting head can cause per-
sonal injury. Always unplug supply
cord and be sure cutting head has
completely stopped rotating before in-
verting trimmer.
1. To remove empty spool, insert widest possible
blade screwdriver snugly into one of two window
slots. With screwdriver pressed firmly into window
slot, twist screwdriver 1/4 turn. Spool will snap off
(Fig. 17).
Figure 17
2. To rewind empty spool, follow the steps be-
A. Hook one end of line into groove on spool,
allowing no more than 1/8” of line to protrude.
Wind line in direction of arrows on spool in
level rows between spool flanges (Fig. 18).
1/8" Max WIND LINE
Figure 18
Note: Trimmer will not function properly if
line is wound in the wrong direction.
B. Do not wind more than 50 feet of line onto
spool. Do not use line over .065” diameter.
C. Keep line tight on spool by making a hook in
the line and secure in groove (Fig. 19).
Figure 19
Note: Before reassembly, be sure to thor-
oughly clean out drum area and visually in-
spect for any damaged or worn parts.
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. 20).
A loose spool can fly off of machine and
cause injury to operator or bystanders. Be
sure spool is fully secured before operating
the unit. Replace spool if it is damaged or
does not securely snap on core. Keep by-
standers and pets away from trimming area.
Figure 20
Inadvertent starting can cause personal
injury. Always be sure your trimmer is un-
plugged and stopped before attempting any
1. To keep the exterior clean, just wipe it off with
a damp cloth. Never hose it down.
2. Wipe or scrape clean the drum and spool area
any time there is an accumulation of dirt or cut-
3. Check and tighten all fasteners. If any part is
damaged, repair or replace it.
4. The air exhaust vent is located on underside of
shield (Fig. 22). Scrape vent clean regularly.
5. Wipe debris away from air intake holes in mo-
tor housing (Fig. 22).
3. If line should tangle or break at eyelet, 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. 21).
Figure 21
IMPORTANT: Keep intake and exhaust vents free
of grass and debris to prevent motor overheating
and possible failure.
6. Any other servicing should be performed by an
authorized Toro Service Dealer.
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Figure 22
The trimmer has two identification numbers: a
model number and a serial number. The two num-
bers are stamped into a plate attached to the han-
dle tube assembly.
In any correspondence concerning the trimmer,
supply the model and serial numbers to assure
that correct information and replacement parts are
To order replacement parts from an Authorized
Toro Service Dealer, supply the following infor-
1. Model and serial numbers of the trimmer.
2. Part number, description, and quantity of
part(s) desired.
Note: Do not order by reference number if a parts
catalog is being used; use PART NUMBER.
Prewound Spool
Empty Spool
50’ Coil—.065” Cutting Line
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À Two Year Full Residential Use Warranty
The Toro Company warrants this TORO Product for two years against defects in material or
workmanship. To receive a replacement or repair, at Toro's option, just return the complete
unit, postage prepaid, to the seller or any TORO Electric Service Dealer or the TORO Service
Center, 5300 Shoreline Blvd., Mound, MN 55364, along with proof of purchase. This warranty
covers product defects only. It does not cover incidental or consequential damages. Some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you
may have other rights which vary from state to state.
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contact their TORO Distributor (Dealer) to obtain guarantee policies for your country, province, or
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