Toro 22in Electric Hedge Trimmer User manual

Toro 22in Electric Hedge Trimmer User manual
Form No. 3424-787 Rev B
22in Electric Hedge Trimmer
Model No. 51490—Serial No. 319000001 and Up
Operator's Manual
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call toll free 1-800-237-2654 (US) or 1-800-248-3258 (Canada) before
returning this product.
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and accessory information, help finding a dealer, the complete
warranty details, or to register your product.
WARNING
CALIFORNIA
Proposition 65 Warning
The power cord on this product contains
lead, a chemical known to the State
of California to cause birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
Use of this product may cause exposure
to chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects,
or other reproductive harm.
General Power Tool
Safety Warnings
3.
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.
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.
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 injury.
B.
Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Safety equipment such as dust mask, non-skid
safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for
appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
C.
Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in
the off-position before plugging in. Carrying power
tools with your finger on the switch or plugging in power
tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
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
jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away
WARNING Read all safety warnings and instructions.
Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in
electric shock, fire, and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term “power tool” in all of the warnings refers to your
mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless)
power tool.
1.
2.
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.
Electrical safety
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Original Instructions (EN)
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Hedge Trimmer Safety Warnings
• Use both hands when operating the hedge trimmer.
from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair
can be caught in moving parts.
G.
4.
•
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. Blades coast after turn off. A
moment of inattention while operating the hedge trimmer may
result in serious personal injury.
•
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.
Power tool use and care
A.
5.
Using one hand could cause loss of control and result
in serious personal injury.
If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of these devices
can reduce dust-related hazards.
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
designed.
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.
•
Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces only,
because the cutter blade may contact hidden wiring or its
own cord. Cutter blades contacting a “live” wire may make
exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and could give
the operator an electric shock.
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.
•
Keep cable away from cutting area. During operation the
cable may be hidden in shrubs and can be accidentally cut
by the blade.
•
DANGER – Keep hands away from blade. Contact with
blade will result in serious personal injury.
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 and in the
manner intended for the particular type of power
tool, 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.
Service
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.
B.
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Safety and Instructional Decals
Safety decals and instructions are easily visible to the operator and are located near any area of potential danger.
Replace any decal that is damaged or missing.
Symbol
Name
Designation/Explanation
AC
Alternating current
Type of current
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
SPM
Strokes per minute
Speed of blade
V
Volts
Voltage
decal121-7693
121–7693
1. Warning; remove plug from the socket if the wire is damaged—read the Operator’s Manual; do not operate in wet conditions;
wear eye protection.
decal138-6699
138-6699
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Operation
Preparing the Appliance
For safe and efficient use of your hedge trimmer, use only a
UL-listed extension cord recommended for outdoor use. Refer to
the Extension Cord Chart below.
Minimum Gauge for
Extension Cords
(AWG—120 V Only)
Extension Cord Length
Minimum Wire Gage
(A.W.G.)
7.6 m (25 feet)
16
15.0 m (50 feet)
16
30.5 m (100 feet)
16
45.7 m (150 feet)
14
Note:
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Figure 1
1. Auxiliary handle
4. 2-prong plug
2. Lock switch
3. Trigger
5. Extension cord
6. Cord retainer
Starting the Hedge Trimmer
1.
Remove the protective cover from the cutter blades (Figure
2).
Do not use an extension cord over 150 feet (45.7 m) long.
Important:
Check the power cord frequently during use
for holes in the insulation. Do not use a damaged cord.
Do not run the cord through standing water or wet grass.
Remove plug from the mains immediately if cable is damaged
or cut.
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Connecting to Power
Supply
Figure 2
1. Protective cover
This product is designed with a cord retainer that prevents the
extension cord from being pulled loose while in use.
1.
Form a loop with the end of the extension cord.
2.
Insert loop portion of extension cord through opening in the
bottom of the rear handle and place over cord retainer.
3.
Slowly pull loop against cord retainer until the slack is
removed.
4.
Plug product into extension cord (Figure 1).
2.
Attach an extension cord to the trimmer (Figure 1).
3.
Place one hand on the trigger handle. Place the other hand
on the auxiliary handle.
4.
Slide the lock switch backwards, towards you, then squeeze
the trigger switch to turn on the hedge trimmer (Figure 1).
The trimmer will stay on as long as the trigger switch is
squeezed. Lock-off switch may be released once hedge
trimmer is running.
Stopping the Hedge
Trimmer
4
1.
Release the trigger switch (Figure 1).
2.
Allow at least 5 seconds for the cutting blade to stop moving.
Maintenance
Operating Tips
•
The unit is used for cutting in either direction in a slow,
sweeping action from side to side.
•
Stand so that you are stable and balanced on both feet. Do
not overreach.
•
•
Inspect and clear the area of any hidden objects.
Oiling the Trimmer Blade
1.
Stop the motor and disconnect from power supply.
2.
Clean dirt and debris from the body of the hedge trimmer,
using a damp cloth with a mild detergent.
Never use the hedge trimmer near power lines, fencing,
posts, buildings, or other immovable objects.
•
Never use a blade after hitting a hard object without first
inspecting it for damage. Do not use if any damage is
detected.
•
Never touch blades or service unit with the power supply
connected.
•
When operating the hedge trimmer, keep the extension cord
behind the trimmer. Never drape it over the hedge being
trimmed.
•
Do not force the hedge trimmer through heavy shrubbery.
This can cause the blades to bind and slow down. If the
blades slow down, reduce the pace.
•
Do not attempt to cut stems or twigs that are larger than
9/16 in., or those obviously too large to feed into the cutting
blade. Use a non-powered hand saw or pruning saw to trim
large stems.
•
If blades do become jammed, stop the motor, allow the blades
to stop, and disconnect the plug from the power source before
attempting to remove the obstruction.
•
If desired, you can use a string to help cut your hedge level.
Decide how high you want the hedge. Stretch a piece of string
along the hedge at the desired height. Trim the hedge just
above the guide line of string. Trim the side of a hedge so that
it will be slightly narrower at the top. More of the hedge will be
exposed when shaped this way, and it will be more uniform.
•
Wear gloves when trimming thorny or prickly growth. When
trimming new growth, use a wide sweeping action, so that the
stems are fed directly into the cutting blade. Older growth will
have thicker stems and will be trimmed easiest by using a
sawing movement.
Note:
Do not use any strong detergents on the plastic
housing or the handle. They can be damaged by certain
aromatic oils such as pine and lemon, and by solvents such
as kerosene.
3.
Lay the hedge trimmer on a flat surface. Apply light weight
machine oil along the edge of the top blade. If you will be
using the hedge trimmer for an extended period of time, it is
advisable to oil the blade during use.
Note:
5
Do not oil while the hedge trimmer is running.
Service
Should this item need service, take the product to your Authorized
Toro Service Dealer. Your Toro Dealer is specially trained to fix
Toro products and will ensure that your Toro stays “All” Toro.
Double-insulated Appliance
In a double-insulated appliance, two systems of insulation
are provided instead of grounding. No grounding means is
provided on a double-insulated appliance, nor should a means for
grounding be added to the appliance. Servicing a double-insulated
appliance requires extreme care and knowledge of the system,
and should be done only by the qualified service personnel at
your Authorized Toro Service Dealer. Replacement parts for a
double-insulated appliance must be identical to the parts they
replace. A double-insulated appliance is marked with the words
“Double Insulation” or “Double Insulated.” The symbol (square
within a square) may also be marked on the appliance.
Storage
•
•
Clean all foreign material from the product.
•
Keep away from corrosive agents such as garden chemicals
and de-icing salts.
Store it in a well-ventilated place that is inaccessible to
children.
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California Proposition 65 Warning Information
What is this warning?
You may see a product for sale that has a warning label like the following:
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm—www.p65Warnings.ca.gov.
What is Prop 65?
Prop 65 applies to any company operating in California, selling products in California, or manufacturing products that may be sold in or brought into
California. It mandates that the Governor of California maintain and publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, and/or other
reproductive harm. The list, which is updated annually, includes hundreds of chemicals found in many everyday items. The purpose of Prop 65 is to
inform the public about exposure to these chemicals.
Prop 65 does not ban the sale of products containing these chemicals but instead requires warnings on any product, product packaging, or literature with
the product. Moreover, a Prop 65 warning does not mean that a product is in violation of any product safety standards or requirements. In fact, the
California government has clarified that a Prop 65 warning “is not the same as a regulatory decision that a product is ‘safe’ or ‘unsafe.’” Many of these
chemicals have been used in everyday products for years without documented harm. For more information, go to https://oag.ca.gov/prop65/faqs-view-all.
A Prop 65 warning means that a company has either (1) evaluated the exposure and has concluded that it exceeds the “no significant risk level”; or (2)
has chosen to provide a warning based on its understanding about the presence of a listed chemical without attempting to evaluate the exposure.
Does this law apply everywhere?
Prop 65 warnings are required under California law only. These warnings are seen throughout California in a wide range of settings, including but not
limited to restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, schools, and hospitals, and on a wide variety of products. Additionally, some online and mail order
retailers provide Prop 65 warnings on their websites or in catalogs.
How do the California warnings compare to federal limits?
Prop 65 standards are often more stringent than federal and international standards. There are various substances that require a Prop 65 warning
at levels that are far lower than federal action limits. For example, the Prop 65 standard for warnings for lead is 0.5 μg/day, which is well below
the federal and international standards.
Why don’t all similar products carry the warning?
•
•
Products sold in California require Prop 65 labelling while similar products sold elsewhere do not.
•
•
The enforcement of Prop 65 is inconsistent.
A company involved in a Prop 65 lawsuit reaching a settlement may be required to use Prop 65 warnings for its products, but other companies
making similar products may have no such requirement.
Companies may elect not to provide warnings because they conclude that they are not required to do so under Prop 65; a lack of warnings for a
product does not mean that the product is free of listed chemicals at similar levels.
Why does Toro include this warning?
Toro has chosen to provide consumers with as much information as possible so that they can make informed decisions about the products they buy and
use. Toro provides warnings in certain cases based on its knowledge of the presence of one or more listed chemicals without evaluating the level of
exposure, as not all the listed chemicals provide exposure limit requirements. While the exposure from Toro products may be negligible or well within the
“no significant risk” range, out of an abundance of caution, Toro has elected to provide the Prop 65 warnings. Moreover, if Toro does not provide these
warnings, it could be sued by the State of California or by private parties seeking to enforce Prop 65 and subject to substantial penalties.
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