Quick Start Guide 1 Unpack the Hedge Trimmer

22 CC Petrol Hedge Trimmer
Quick Start Guide
Your Safety is most important
please read these safety rules before you use this machine
General Safety Rules
Read user manual before using the machine
Wear safety goggles to guard your eyes from possible injury
Wear gloves to protect your hands
Wear safety shoes to protect your feet
Wear hearing protection
Note - This quick start guide is intended for experienced users who have already assembled the tool,
please refer to the manual for further details
Quick Start Guide
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Items Included
1 Plug spanner
2 Spanner
3 Mixing Bottle
4 Blade guard
UK: 0151 649 1500
IRELAND: 189 094 6244
Spare Parts also available
Unpack the Hedge Trimmer
a) Open carton carefully and remove all items
b) Ensure you have all items (see above) before you discard the packaging
Fuel / Lubrication
a) Mix the fuel in the mixer bottle provided
b) Shake the container gently to ensure that
it is properly mixed.
N.B Failure to use the correct oil/fuel mixture
will cause the engine to seize
Starting the Hedge Trimmer
a) Add the fuel to the hedge trimmer
b) Set the choke lever ON
c) Secure the throttle lever on
d) Push primer 10 times
e) Pull starter cord rapidly 4 times
f) Switch ignition to “I” (on)
g) Pull the starter cord up to 6 more times
NOTE: amount of choke will vary slightly
Depending on the external temperature.
(Warm = choke off “0”, cold = Choke on “I”)
h) Allow engine to warm up at half throttle for
a short time and then push the choke in fully
Use regular grade
unleaded petrol
and quality 2 stroke oil
Fuel Mixture is
40:1 (40 parts Fuel
to 1 part 2 stroke oil)
Choke Lever
Fuel Cap / tank
Primer bubble
Ignition switch
Starter Cord
Operating Instructions Hedge Trimmer
EH-Art.-No.: 34.038.42
l.-Nr: 01018
Read and follow the operating instructions and safety
information before using for the first time.
Always wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
Wear eye protection!
Wear Ear Protection!
Beware of electrical voltage
Helpline No: UK 0151 649 1500 / IRE 189 094 6244
Helpline No: UK 0151 649 1500 / IRE 189 094 6244
Helpline No: UK 0151 649 1500 / IRE 189 094 6244
Helpline No: UK 0151 649 1500 / IRE 189 094 6244
Helpline No: UK 0151 649 1500 / IRE 189 094 6244
! Important!
When using the equipment, a few safety precautions
must be observed to avoid injuries and damage.
Please read the complete operating instructions and
safety regulations with due care. Keep this manual in
a safe place, so that the information is available at all
times. If you give the equipment to any other person,
hand over these operating instructions and safety
regulations as well. We cannot accept any liability for
damage or accidents which arise due to a failure to
follow these instructions and the safety instructions.
1. Safety regulations
The corresponding safety information can be found in
the enclosed booklet.
Read all safety regulations and instructions.
Any errors made in following the safety regulations
and instructions may result in an electric shock, fire
and/or serious injury.
Keep all safety regulations and instructions in a
safe place for future use.
13. Throttle lever “release”
14. Throttle lever
15. Silencer cover
16. Tank for fuel mixture
17. Spark plug boot
18. Spark plug wrench
19. Oil/ Petrol mixing bottle
20. Cutter rail cover
3. Proper use
Important. This hedge trimmer is suitable for cutting
hedges, bushes and shrubs.
Please note that our equipment has not been designed
for use in commercial, trade or industrial applications.
Our warranty will be voided if the equipment is used in
commercial, trade or industrial businesses or for
equivalent purposes.
The machine is to be used only for its prescribed purpose.
Any other use is deemed to be a case of misuse. The user
/ operator and not the manufacturer will be liable for any
damage or injuries of any kind caused as a result of this.
4. Technical data
Explanation of the warning signs on the
equipment (see Fig. 17)
1. Warning!
2. Read the directions for use before operating
the equipment.
3. Do not expose the hedge trimmer to rain or
wet conditions.
4. Wear eye protection and ear plugs.
5. Wear safety gloves.
6. Wear sturdy, non-slip footwear.
7. Caution: Sharp blades! Always keep hands and feet
away from the blades.
8. Operate and start the equipment only outdoors in well
ventilated areas to reduce the danger of injury from
toxic gases.
9. Explosive material.
10. Very hot surface. Do not touch the hot exhaust
silencer, gearbox or cylinder. You may burn yourself.
These parts have become very hot during operation
and remain very hot over a long period even after the
equipment has been switched off.
11. Maintain a distance of at least 15 m from other persons.
Engine type:
2-stroke engine, air-cooled, chrome cylinder
Engine output (max.):
22 cc
Idle speed of engine:
2850 min-1
Max. engine speed:
8500 min-1
Weight (with empty tank):
5.6 kg
Cutting length:
50 cm
Tooth spacing:
28 mm
Vibration (front handle) ahv
7.63 m/s2
Vibration (rear handle) ahv
5.01 m/s2
Sound pressure level LpA
81 dB
Sound power level LWA
106 dB
Sound and vibration were measured in accordance with
2. Layout and items supplied (Fig. 1-2)
1. Cutting blade
2. Cutting blade safety cover
3. Safety guard
4. Front handle
5. Choke lever
6. ON/OFF switch
7. Lubrication nipple
8. Gears
9. Fuel pump (primer)
10. Air filter cover
11. Starter handle
12. Rear handle
0.65 kW / 0.9 hp
Helpline No: UK 0151 649 1500 / IRE 189 094 6244
5. Before starting the machine
5.1 Fuel and oil
Recommended fuels
Use only a mixture of normal unleaded petrol and special
2-stroke engine oil. Mix the fuel mixture as indicated on
the fuel mixing table.
Please note: Do not use a fuel mixture which has been
kept for longer than 90 days.
Please note: Do not use 2-stroke oil with a recommended
mixing ration of 100:1. If inadequate lubrication causes
engine damage, the manufacturer’s engine warranty will
be voided.
Please note: Only use containers designed and approved
for the purpose to transport and store fuel.
Pour the correct quantities of petrol and 2-stroke oil into
the mixing bottle (see scale printed on the bottle). Then
shake the bottle well.
5.2 Fuel mixture table
Mixing procedure: 40 parts petrol to 1 part oil
2-stroke oil
1 liters
5 liters
25 ml
125 ml
Please note: Always pull the starter cable out in a
straight line. If it is pulled out at an angle, then friction will
occur on the eyelet. As a result of this friction, the cable
will become frayed and will wear away faster.
6.2 Starting the engine when warm
(if the machine has not been switched off for
more than 15 – 20 minutes)
1. Set the machine down on a hard, level surface.
2. Switch the ON/OFF switch to “I”.
3. Hold the machine by the front handle in your right
hand and pull the starter cable up to the first
resistance point (approx. 10 cm). Then tug sharply on
the starter cable. The machine should start after 1-2
tugs. If the machine does not start after 6 pulls,
repeat steps 1 – 8 of the procedure for starting the
engine from cold.
6.3 Switching off the engine
Emergency Stop procedure:
If it becomes necessary to stop the machine
immediately, set the ON/OFF switch to “Stop” or “0”
Normal procedure:
Let go of the throttle lever and wait until the engine
has changed to idling speed. Then set the ON/OFF
switch to “Stop” or “0”.
6.4 Practical tips
Never allow the machine to run at low speed for starting
or for cutting.
6. Operation
Please note that the statutory regulations governing noise
abatement may differ from town to town.
6.1 Starting the engine from cold (Fig. 3-5)
Fill the tank with the required amount of oil/petrol mix.
1. Set the machine down on a hard, level surface.
2. Set the choke lever (Fig. 4/Item 5) to “ ”.
3. Press the fuel pump (primer) (Fig. 4/Item 9) 10 times.
4. Set the throttle lever to full throttle. To do so, press
the throttle lock (Fig. 3/Item 13).
5. With the other hand pull out the starter cable (Fig.
5/Item A) until you feel it starts to resist. Now pull the
starter cable rapidly 4 times.
Important: Never allow the starter cable to snap
back. This may damage the equipment.
6. Move the ON/OFF switch (Fig. 3/Item 6) to "l"
7. Pull the starter cable up to 6 more times.
Note: amount of choke will vary slightly. Depending on
the external temperature. (Warm = Choke Off " ",
Cold = Choke On " "
8. If the engine has started, set the choke lever
immediately to " " and allow the machine to warm up
for approximately 10 seconds.
9. If the engine does not start up , repeat steps
7 - 8 above.
Cutting for dense growth: The most effective method is
to use wide, sweeping movements, guiding the cutting
edge of the blade straight through the branches. A slight
incline of the blade downwards towards the movement
will produce best cutting results.
It is recommended to tie a guide line of string or the like
along the hedge so that you cut the hedge to a level
height. The branches above it will be cut off. (Fig. 6)
Cutting the side of a hedge: Cut the sides of the hedge
with curve-shaped movements from the bottom up. (Fig. 7)
Please note: As a result of its design, if you work with the
machine on its side for a lengthy period and the tank not
completely filled, the motor may stall.
Please note: If the engine does not start up even after
several attempts, read the section “Engine Troubleshooting”.
Helpline No: UK 0151 649 1500 / IRE 189 094 6244
7. Cleaning, maintenance, storage and
ordering of spare parts
7.1 Cleaning
• Keep all safety devices, air vents and the motor
housing free of dirt and dust as far as possible. Wipe
the equipment with a clean cloth or blow it with
compressed air at low pressure.
• We recommend that you clean the device
immediately each time you have finished using it.
• Clean the equipment regularly with a moist cloth
and some soft soap. Do not use cleaning agents
or solvents; these could attack the plastic parts of
the equipment. Ensure that no water can seep into
the device.
7.2 Maintenance
Always switch off the hedge trimmer and remove the spark
plug boot (Fig. 13) before carrying out any maintenance
1. The cutter blades are high quality, made of tempered
steel and in normal use there is no need to sharpen
the blades. If you accidentally strike a wire, stone,
glass or other hard object, this may cause a notch
in the blade. There is no need to remove the notch
as long as it does not adversely affect the movement
of the cutting edges. If it does adversely affect this
movement, switch off the machine and use a fine file
or a fine grinding stone to remove the notch. Ensure
that the blade’s cutting edge is always well oiled
(see Fig. 8).
2. If you drop the hedge trimmer, check whether it has
suffered any damage. If it is damaged contact the
Argos general enquiries 0845 640 3030.
3. Only clean the machine after it has been switched off.
Use only mild soap and a damp cloth to clean it. Never
allow fluid to get into the machine. Do not use caustic
cleaning products.
7.2.1 Maintenance of the air filter (Fig. 9-11)
Soiled air filters reduce the engine output by supplying
too little air to the carburetor.
Regular checks are therefore essential. The air filter
should be checked after every 25 hours of use and
cleaned if necessary. If the air contains a lot of dust,
the air filter should be checked more frequently.
1. Remove the air filter cover (Fig. 9-10)
2. Remove the filter element (Fig. 11)
3. Clean the filter element by tapping it or blowing it.
4. Assemble in reverse order.
Please note: Never clean the air filter with petrol or
inflammable solvents. Clean the air filter with
compressed air or by tapping it.
7.2.2 Maintenance of the spark plug (Fig. 12-14)
Spark plug gap = 0.025 inch (0.635 mm). Tighten the
spark plug with a torque of 12-15 Nm.
Check the spark plug for dirt and grime after 10 hours of
operation and if necessary clean it with a copper wire
brush. Thereafter service the spark plug after every 50
hours of operation.
1. Pull off the spark plug boot (Fig. 13) by twisting.
2. Remove the spark plug (Fig. 14) with the supplied
spark plug wrench.
3. Assemble in reverse order.
7.2.3 Maintenance of the gearbox (Fig. 15)
The gearbox must be lubricated every year before the
start of the season at the lubrication nipple (Fig. 15/Item
A). Place a conventional grease gun on the nipple and
press approx. 3 strokes of conventional machine grease
into the gearbox. If you use the trimmer frequently, grease
the gearbox more often.
7.2.4 Carburetor settings
Important. Settings on the carburetor may only be made
by authorized customer service personnel. The air filter
cover must be removed before any work on the
carburetor, as shown in Figures 9 – 10.
Setting the throttle cable:
If the maximum speed of the machine falls over time and
you have ruled our all the other causes listed in section 9
Troubleshooting, it may be necessary to adjust the
throttle cable.
First of all check whether the carburetor opens fully when
the throttle handle is pressed fully. This is the case if the
carburetor slide (Fig. 16/Item 1) rests against the stop
(Fig. 16/Item 2) when the throttle is fully open. Figure 16
shows the correct setting. If the carburetor slide does not
touch the stop, it must be adjusted.
The following work is required to adjust the throttle cable:
• Undo the lock nut (Fig. 16/Item 3) a few turns.
• Undo the adjusting screw (Fig. 16/Item 4) until the
carburetor slide rests against the stop when the
throttle is fully open, as shown in Figure 16.
• Retighten the lock nut.
Setting the idling speed:
Important. Set the idling speed when the machine is warm.
If the engine stalls when the throttle is not pressed and
you have ruled out all the other causes listed in section 9
Troubleshooting, the idling speed must be adjusted. To do
this turn the idling speed screw (Fig. 16/Item 5) clockwise
until the machine runs smoothly at idling speed.
If the idling speed is so fast that the cutting blades do not
reach a standstill, the idling speed must be reduced by
turning the idling speed screw (Fig. 16/Item 5)
counterclockwise until the cutting blades stop.
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7.3 Storage
Please note: If you fail to follow these instructions
correctly, deposits may form on the interior of the
carburetor which may result in the engine being more
difficult to start or the machine suffering permanent
1. Carry out all the maintenance work.
2. Drain the fuel out of the tank (use a conventional
plastic petrol pump from a DIY store for this purpose).
3. When the fuel has been drained, start the engine.
4. Allow the engine to run at idling speed until it stops.
This will clean the remainder of the fuel out of
the carburetor.
5. Leave the machine to cool (approx. 5 minutes).
6. Remove the spark plug (see point 7.2.2).
7. Place a teaspoon full of 2-stroke engine oil into the
combustion chamber. Pull the starter cable several
times carefully to wet the internal components with
the oil. Fit the spark plug again.
8. Clean the exterior housing of the machine.
9. Store the machine in a cold, dry place where it is out
of the reach of ignition sources and inflammable
Fertilizers and other chemical garden products often
contain substances that accelerate the rate of corrosion
of metals. Do not store the machine on or near fertilizers
or other chemicals.
1. Remove the spark plug.
2. Pull the starter cable several times to clean the oil
residue out of the combustion chamber.
3. Clean the spark plug contacts or fit a new spark plug.
4. Fill the tank. See the section entitled Fuel and oil.
5. Complete steps 1-8 described under the point (6.2)
entitled “Starting the engine from cold”.
7.4 Ordering replacement parts
Please quote the following data when ordering
replacement parts:
• Type of machine
• Article number of the machine
• Identification number of the machine
• Replacement part number of the part required
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8. Disposal and recycling
The unit is supplied in packaging to prevent its being
damaged in transit. This packaging is raw material and
can therefore be reused or can be returned to the raw
material system for recycling.
The unit and its accessories are made of various types of
material, such as metal and plastic.
Defective components must be disposed of as special
waste. Ask your dealer or your local council.
Helpline No: UK 0151 649 1500 / IRE 189 094 6244
9. Troubleshooting
The machine does not start.
1. Correct starting procedure not
1. Follow the instructions for starting.
2. Sooted or damp spark plug
2. Clean the spark plug or replace it
with a new one.
3. Incorrect carburetor setting
3. Contact an authorized customer
service outlet or contact the Argos
general enquiries 0845 640 30 30.
1. Incorrect choke lever setting
1. Set choke lever to
2. Soiled air filter
2. Clean the air filter
3. Incorrect carburetor setting
3. Contact an authorized customer
service outlet or contact the Argos
general enquiries 0845 640 30 30.
1. Incorrect electrode gap on the
spark plug
1. Clean the spark plug and adjust
the electrode gap or fit a new
spark plug.
2. Incorrect carburetor setting
2. Contact an authorized customer
service outlet or contact the Argos
general enquiries 0845 640 30 30.
1. Incorrect fuel mix
1. Use the correct fuel mix (see fuel
mixing table)
2. Incorrect carburetor setting
2. Contact an authorized customer
service outlet or contact the Argos
general enquiries 0845 640 30 30.
The machine starts but does not
develop its full output.
The engine does not run smoothly
Engine smokes excessively
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Helpline No: UK 0151 649 1500 / IRE 189 094 6244
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Product Guarantee
This product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects for a period of
1 Year
This does not cover the product where the fault is due to misuse, abuse, use in contravention of
the instructions, or where the product has been the subject of unauthorised modifications or
alterations, or has been the subject of commercial use
In the event of a problem with the product within the guarantee period please return it to your
nearest store
If the item is shown to have had an inherent defect present at the time of sale, the store will
provide you with a replacement
Your statutory rights remain unaffected
Guarantor; Home Retail Group
489 – 499 Avebury Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
Importer; Einhell UK
Unit 5 Morpeth Wharf
Twelve Quays
CH41 1LF
Helpline No: UK 0151 649 1500 / IRE 189 094 6244
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