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Intended use
Your Black & Decker shear/trimmer has been designed for
trimming grass, hedges, shrubs and brambles. This tool is
intended for consumer use only.
Your Black & Decker charger has been designed for charging
Black & Decker batteries of the type supplied with this tool.
Safety instructions
General power tool safety warnings
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.
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.
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.
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 injury.
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 injuries.
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 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.
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.
6. 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. The tool always is supplied via residual current device
with a rated residual current of 30 mA or less.
Additional power tool safety warnings
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 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.
Keep cable away from cutting area. During operation
the cable may be hidden in shrubs and can be accidentally
cut by the blade.
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.
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 may present a
risk of personal injury and/or damage to property.
If you have not used a hedge trimmer before, preferably
seek practical instruction by an experienced user in
addition to studying this manual.
Never touch the blades while the tool is running.
Never attempt to force the blades to come to a standstill.
Do not put the tool down until the blades have come to a
complete standstill.
Regularly check the blades for damage and wear. Do not
use the tool when the blades are damaged.
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
Should the tool start to vibrate abnormally, immediately
switch it off and check for any damage.
If the tool stalls, immediately switch it off.
After use, place the blade sheath supplied over the
blades. Store the tool, making sure that the blade is not
Always ensure that all guards are fitted when using the
tool. Never attempt to use an incomplete tool or a tool with
unauthorised modifications.
Never allow children to use the tool.
Be aware of falling debris when cutting the higher slides of
a hedge.
Additional power tool safety warnings
Warning! Additional safety warnings for shears
Never allow people unfamiliar with these instructions or
children to use the machine. Local regulations can restrict
the age of the operator.
Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible for
accidents or hazards occurring to other people or their
u Never operate the machine while people, especially
children, or pets are nearby.
u Use the machine only in daylight or good artificial light.
u Always ensure that the ventilation openings are kept clear
of debris.
u Use only the manufacturer's recommended replacement
parts and accessories.
u Inspect and maintain the machine regularly. Have the
machine repaired only by an authorized repairer.
Safety of others
This appliance 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 appliance by a person responsible
for their safety.
u Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
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:
Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user must
read the instruction manual.
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating this
Do not expose the tool to rain or high humidity.
Beware of sharp blades. Blades continue to move
after the motor is switched off.
Beware of flying objects. Keep bystanders away.
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
appliance/tool. Using the wrong charger could result in an
electric shock or overheating of the battery.
u When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section "Protecting the environment".
u Do not damage/deform the battery either by puncture or
impact, as this may create a risk of injury and fire.
u Do not charge damaged batteries.
u Under extreme conditions, battery leakage may occur.
When you notice liquid on the batteries carefully wipe the
liquid off using a cloth. Avoid skin contact.
u In case of skin or eye contact, follow the instructions below.
Warning! The battery fluid may cause personal injury or
damage to property. In case of skin contact, immediately rinse
with water. If redness, pain or irritation occurs seek medical
attention. In case of eye contact, rinse immediately with clean
water and seek medical attention.
Your charger has been designed for a specific voltage.
Always check that the mains voltage corresponds to the
voltage on the rating plate.
Warning! Never attempt to replace the charger unit with
a regular mains plug.
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 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.
Do not expose the charger to water.
Do not open the charger.
Do not probe the charger.
The appliance/tool/battery must be placed in a well
ventilated area when charging.
The charger is intended for indoor use only.
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.
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.
Warning! Never attempt to replace the charger unit with
a regular mains plug.
On/off switch
Lock-off button
Blade release button
Shear blade
Trim blade
Charging indicator
Warning! Avoid accidentally switching the tool on during
Fitting the wall mount to the wall (fig. A & B)
The wall mount can be fitted to the wall to provide a
convenient storage and charging point for the tool.
 Drive the screws in the wall through the holes in the
crevices of wall mount.
 Place the tool on the wall mount.
 Plug in the charger making sure the charging indicator (6)
lights up (fig. A).
 If required, use the two pegs (7) below the wall mount to
store the spare blade (fig. B).
Warning! Avoid damaging the power cord when mounting the
wall mount to the wall.
Removing the charger plug from the wall mount
(fig. C)
The tool can be charged without using the wall mount. The
charger plug can be connected to the tool directly.
 Remove the screws from the back of the wall mount.
 Slide the back part (8) from the front part (9) to open the
wall mount.
Remove the charger plug from the wall mount.
Fitting and removing the blade (fig. D & E)
The shear blade (4) has been designed for trimming grass
and weeds. The trim blade (5) has been designed for trimming
hedges and shrubs.
Note: Before fitting the blade apply a small amount of grease
to the drive slot of the blade from the sachet provided.
 Remove the blade cover.
 Push and hold the blade release button (3) in the direction
of the arrow (fig. D1).
 Slide the blade cover (10) backward and lift off (fig. D2).
 Place the blade under edge marked ‘X' (fig. E1) at the
angle as shown and then lower the blade onto the pins.
 While holding the blade onto the pins (fig. E2), replace the
blade cover (10) and slide it forward (fig. E3).
Note: No alignment of blade with drive pin is required and
operation of the blade cover release button is not required
when re-fitting the blade cover.
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Charging the battery
The battery needs to be charged before first use and
whenever it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs that were
easily done before. When charging the battery for the first
time, or after prolonged storage, it will only accept an 80%
charge. After several charge and discharge cycles, the battery
will attain full capacity. The battery may become warm while
charging; this is normal and does not indicate a problem.
Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient temperatures
below 10 °C or above 40 °C. Recommended charging
temperature: approx. 24 °C.
The tool can be left connected to the charger indefinitely.
To maximise the lifetime of the battery, it is recommended to
keep the battery connected to the charger whenever the tool
is not in use. When the battery is full, the power consumption
of the charger is negligible.
Charging with the wall mount (fig. F)
 Place the tool on the wall mount (11).
 Plug in the charger.
Charging with the charger plug (fig. G)
The charger plug is designed with lock outs to prevent the use
of an incorrect charger.
 Insert the charger plug (12) into the charger connector at
the rear of the tool.
 Plug in the charger.
GSL600 - XE - Charging the battery
 Charge the battery.
When the battery is charged the charging indicator (6) lights
up. The charging indicator will stop lighting when the charging
is complete.
Switching on and off (fig. H)
Switching on
 Push and hold the lock button (2) to the right or to the left
and then squeeze the on/off switch (1).
 Release the lock-off button.
Switching off
 Release the on/off switch (1).
Warning! Never attempt to lock the switch in the on position.
Hints for optimum use (fig. I & J)
Trimming grass
 In order to achieve optimum cutting results, only cut dry
 Hold the tool as shown in fig. I1 & I2. Keep your other
hand well away from the blade. Maintain a stable working
position so that you do not slip. Do not overreach.
 When cutting long grass, work in stages from the top.
Take small cuts.
 Keep the tool away from hard objects and delicate plants.
 If the tool starts running slowly, reduce the load.
 To make a closer cut, slightly tilt the tool.
Trimming hedges
 Slightly tilt the tool (up to 15° relative to the line of cut) so
that the blade tips point slightly towards the hedge (fig. J1).
This will cause the blades to cut more effectively.
 Start by trimming the top of the hedge. Hold the tool at the
desired angle and move it steadily along the line of cut
(fig. J2). The double-sided blade allows you to cut in either
 In order to obtain a very straight cut, stretch a piece of
string along the length of the hedge at the desired height.
Use the string as a guideline, cutting just above it.
 In order to obtain flat sides, cut upwards with the growth.
Younger stems move outwards when the blade cuts
downwards, causing shallow patches in the hedge.
 Take care to avoid any foreign objects. Especially avoid
hard objects such as metal wire and railings, as these
could damage the blades.
 Regularly oil the blades.
Guidelines for trimming (Australia & New Zealand)
 Trim hedges and shrubs with seasonal leaves (new leaves
every year) in December and March.
 Trim evergreens in September and February.
 Trim conifers and other fast growing shrubs every six
weeks from October until March.
Your Black & Decker corded/cordless appliance/tool has been
designed to operate over a long period of time with a minimum
of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation depends
upon proper tool care and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on corded/
cordless power tools:
 Switch off and unplug the appliance/tool.
 Or switch off and remove the battery from the appliance/
tool if the appliance/tool has a separate battery pack.
 Or run the battery down completely if it is integral and then
switch off.
 Unplug the charger before cleaning it. Your charger does
not require any maintenance apart from regular cleaning.
 Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your appliance/tool/
charger using a soft brush or dry cloth.
 Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth.
Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
 Regularly open the chuck and tap it to remove any dust
from the interior (when fitted).
 After use, carefully clean the blades. After cleaning, apply
a film of light machine oil to prevent the blades from
When the tool will not be used for several months, ideally
leave the battery connected to the charger. Otherwise proceed
as follows:
 Fully charge the battery.
 Store the tool in a secure and dry location. The storage
temperature must always remain in the range of +5 °C to
+40 °C.
 Before using the tool after prolonged storage, fully charge
the battery again.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your Black & Decker product
needs replacement, or if it is of no further use to you, do not
dispose of it with household waste. Make this product
available for separate collection.
Separate collection of used products and packaging
allows materials to be recycled and used again.
Re-use of recycled materials helps prevent
environmental pollution and reduces the demand for
raw materials.
Local regulations may provide for separate collection of
electrical products from the household, at municipal waste
sites or by the retailer when you purchase a new product.
Black & Decker provides a facility for the collection and
recycling of Black & Decker products once they have reached
the end of their working life. To take advantage of this service
please return your product to any authorised repair agent who
will collect them on our behalf.
You can check the location of your nearest authorised repair
agent by contacting your local Black & Decker office at the
address indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
authorised Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our
after-sales service and contacts are available on the Internet
Black & Decker batteries can be recharged many
times. At the end of their useful life, discard batteries
with due care for our environment.
Technical data
Blade strokes (no load)
Blade length (shear)
Blade gap (shear)
Blade length (trimmer)
Blade gap (trimmer)
Blade brake time
Input voltage
Approx. charging time
GSL600 - XE
GSL700 - XE
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) according to EN 60745:
Vibration emission value (ah) 3.1 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
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offers an outstanding guarantee. This guarantee statement 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
If a Black & Decker product becomes defective due to faulty
materials, workmanship or lack of conformity, within 48 months
from the date of purchase, Black & Decker guarantees to
replace defective parts, repair products subjected to fair wear
and tear or replace such products to ensure minimum
inconvenience to the customer unless:
 The product has been used for trade, professional or hire
 The product has been subjected to misuse or neglect;
 The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents;
 Repairs have been attempted by persons other than
authorised repair agents or Black & Decker service staff.
To claim on the guarantee, you will need to submit proof of
purchase to the seller or an authorised repair agent. You can
check the location of your nearest authorised repair agent by
contacting your local Black & Decker office at the address
indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of authorised
Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our after-sales
service and contacts are available on the Internet at:
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