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Operator’s Manual
HEDGE TRIMMER
U.S.A. Models 900.79441, 900.79442
Canada Models C935.51890, C935.51891
CAUTION:
Before using this product,
read this manual and follow
all its Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions.
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Safety
Operation
Maintenance
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Français, 17
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
www.sears.com/craftsman
Form No. 90528394
DEC. 07
Printed in China
HEDGE TRIMMER DIAGRAM
Bail Handle
Lock Button
Trigger
Blade Guard
Cord Retainer
SEARS WARRANTY
CRAFTSMAN ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY
If this Craftsman product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one
year from the date of purchase, return it to any Sears store or other Craftsman outlet in
the United States for free replacement.
This warranty applies for only 90 days if this product is ever used for commercial or
rental purposes.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 61079
WARNING: IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNINGS AND
INSTRUCTIONS
TO REDUCE RISK OF INJURY:
• Before any use, be sure everyone using
this tool reads and understands all safety
instructions and other information
contained in this manual.
• Save these instructions and review
frequently prior to use and in instructing
others.
WARNING: When using electric
gardening appliances, basic safety
precautions should always be followed to
reduce risk of fire, electric shock, and
personal injury, including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR
ALL TOOLS
• AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT
- Don’t use hedge trimmers in damp or
wet locations.
• DON’T USE IN RAIN.
• KEEP CHILDREN AWAY - All visitors
should be kept at a safe distance from
the work area.
• DRESS PROPERLY - Don’t wear loose
clothing or jewelry. They can be caught
in moving parts. Use of rubber gloves
and substantial footwear is
recommended when working outdoors.
Wear protective hair covering to contain
long hair.
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from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
• DO NOT ATTEMPT to remove cut
material or hold material to be cut when
blades are moving. Make sure trimmer
switch is off when clearing jammed
material from blades. Do not grasp the
exposed cutting blades or cutting edges
when picking up or holding the hedge
trimmer.
CAUTION: Blades coast after turn off.
• DON’T FORCE HEDGE TRIMMER - It
will do the job better and with less
likelihood of a risk of injury at the rate for
which it was designed.
• DON’T OVERREACH - Keep proper
footing and balance at all times.
• STAY ALERT - Watch what you are
doing. Use common sense. Do not
operate hedge trimmer when you are
tired.
• DISCONNECT HEDGE TRIMMER from
the power supply when not in use or
when servicing or cleaning.
• STORE IDLE HEDGE TRIMMER
INDOORS - When not in use, hedge
trimmer should be stored indoors in a dry
and high or locked-up place- out of reach
of children.
• MAINTAIN HEDGE TRIMMER WITH
CARE - Keep cutting blades sharp and
clean for best performance and to reduce
the risk of injury. Inspect extension cord
periodically and replace if damaged.
Keep handles dry, clean and free from oil
and grease.
Minimum Gage for Extension Cords (AWG) 120 • CHECK DAMAGED PARTS - before
further use of the hedge trimmer, a guard
VAC Tools
or other part that is damaged should be
Total Cord Length 0-25 26-50 51-100 105-150
carefully checked to determine that it will
Amp Rating AWG AWG AWG AWG
operate properly and perform its intended
More than 0
18
16
16
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function. Check for alignment of moving
Not More than 6
parts, binding of moving parts, breakage
More than 6
18
16
14
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of parts, mounting and any other
Not More than 10
condition that may affect its operation. A
More than 10
16
16
14
12
guard or other part that is damaged
Not more than 12
should be properly repaired or replaced
More than 12
14
12
Not
by an authorized service center unless
Not more than 16
Recommended
otherwise indicated elsewhere in this
manual.
• AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING Don’t carry plugged in hedge trimmer
DANGER: Laceration hazard. Keep
with finger on switch. Be sure switch is off
hands
away from blades. Keep both
when plugging in.
hands on handles when power is on.
• DON’T ABUSE CORD - Never carry
CAUTION: Laceration hazard. Blades
hedge trimmer by cord or yank it to
coast
after turn off.
disconnect from receptacle. Keep cord
• USE SAFETY GLASSES - Also use face
or dust mask if operation is dusty.
CAUTION: Wear appropriate personal
hearing protection during use. Under
some conditions and duration of use,
noise from this product may contribute to
hearing loss.
• GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT
INTERRUPTER (GFCI) protection should
be provided on the circuit(s) or outlet(s)
to be used for the hedge trimmer.
Receptacles are available having built-in
GFCI protection and may be used for this
measure of safety.
• USE RIGHT APPLIANCE - Do not use
appliance for any job except that for
which it is intended.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric
shock use only with an extension cord
intended for outdoor use, such as SW-A,
S0W-A, STW-A, STOW-A, SJW-A,
SJOW-A, SJTW-A or SJTOW-A.
• EXTENSION CORD. Make sure your
extension cord is in good condition.
When using an extension cord be sure it
is heavy enough to carry the current your
product will draw. An undersized
extension cord will cause a drop in line
voltage resulting in loss of power and
overheating. The following table shows
the correct size to use depending on cord
length and nameplate ampere rating. If in
doubt, use the next heavier gage. The
smaller the gage number, the heavier the
cord.
SAFETY WARNINGS: DOUBLE INSULATION
Double insulated tools are constructed
throughout with two separate layers of
electrical insulation or one double
thickness of insulation between you and
the tool’s electrical system. Tools built
with this insulation system are not
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intended to be grounded. As a result,
your tool is equipped with a two prong
plug which permits you to use extension
cords without concern for maintaining a
ground connection.
NOTE: Double insulation does not take
the place of normal safety precautions
when operating this tool. The insulation
system is for added protection against
injury resulting from a possible electrical
insulation failure within the tool.
Replacement parts: When servicing all
tools, USE IDENTICAL REPLACEMENT
PARTS. Repair or replace damaged
cords.
SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS: POLARIZED
PLUGS
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this
equipment has a polarized plug (one
blade is wider than the other). This
equipment must be used with a suitable
polarized 2 wire or 3 wire extension cord.
Polarized connections will fit together
only one way. Make sure that the
receptacle end of the extension cord has
large and small blade slot widths. If the
plug does not fit fully into the extension
cord, reverse the plug. If it still does not
fit, obtain a suitable extension cord. If the
extension cord does not fit fully into the
outlet, contact a qualified electrician to
install the proper outlet. Do not change
the tool plug or extension cord in any way.
SPECIFIC SAFETY WARNING
environment in which you are working
and how often you do this type of work.
To reduce your exposure to these
chemicals, follow product label
instructions to apply chemicals such as
fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides or
pesticides. When using these tools, wear
safety equipment such as gloves and
dust masks which are especially
designed to filter out microscopic
particles.
WARNING: Some dust created when
using lawn and garden power tools
contains chemicals known to cause
cancer, birth defects and other
reproductive harm.
Some examples of these chemicals are:
• crystalline silica from sand, bricks and
other masonry dust
• arsenic and chromium from chemically
treated lumber (CCA)
• compounds in fertilizers
• compounds in insecticides, herbicides
and pesticides
Health risk from these chemical
exposures varies, depending on the
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR FUTURE USE
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLY TOOLS REQUIRED (NOT
SUPPLIED):
- Phillips Screwdriver
ATTACHING BAIL HANDLE TO
TRIMMER
The trimmer is shipped with the bail handle
tied to the trimmer. To attach the bail
handle:
• Cut the zip tie which holds the handle to
the trimmer.
• Remove the phillips head screws from
both sides of the trimmer housing or from
the carton.
• For catalog numbers (79441, 51890)
position the handle/barrier assembly in
place by sliding it over the blade as
shown in figure 1. Push the handle up
onto the housing and click it into place as
shown in figure 2.
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• Insert the phillips head screws into the
openings on both sides of the handle
and tighten securely (do not over
tighten) as shown in figure 3.
NOTE: The handle on the 79442, 51891 is
adjustable to four different positions as
shown figure 7. To move handle, unscrew
plastic knob, position handle as desired
and retighten knob.
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• For catalog number (79442, 51891)
attach the handle and insert the
threaded screw through the handle and
housing as shown in figure 4.
WARNING: DO NOT OPERATE THE
HEDGE TRIMMER WITHOUT THE BAIL
HANDLE ATTACHED.
ATTACHING EXTENSION CORD TO
TRIMMER
WARNING: BE SURE HEDGE
TRIMMER IS NOT LOCKED ON.
An extension cord retainer is built into the
switch handle that prevents the tool from
coming unplugged. To use this feature,
simply double the extension cord about 8
inches (203 mm) from the end, and insert
it into the slot in the bottom of the handle
area. Hook the loop formed by doubling
the cord over the tab, as shown in figure
8. Gently tug on the cord to insure that it
is firmly retained in the trimmer’s handle.
Plug the receptacle end of the extension
cord into the plug blades in the trimmer
(figure 8).
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• Insert the two screws into the holes
shown in figure 5 and screw down. Do
not over tighten.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR FUTURE USE.
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• Screw on the plastic knob to tighten handle
to unit (figure 6).
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
TO TURN THE TOOL ON
Pull the LOCK BUTTON back with your
thumb and then squeeze the TRIGGER
with your fingers as shown in Figure 9.
(Once the tool is running you can release
the LOCK BUTTON.) To turn the tool
OFF, release the TRIGGER.
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Lock Button
3. TRIMMING NEW GROWTH (Figure 11) – A wide, sweeping motion,
feeding the blade teeth through the
twigs is most effective. A slight
downward tilt of the blade, in the
direction of motion gives the best
cutting.
CAUTION: Do not use the trimmer for
cutting stems greater than its capacity.
Use the trimmer only for cutting normal
shrubbery found around houses and
buildings.
79441, 51890 5/8 in. (8mm)
79442, 51891 5/8 in. (8mm)
Trigger
TO LOCK THE TOOL ON FOR
CONTINUOUS RUN
WITH THE TOOL RUNNING, pull the
LOCK BUTTON ALL THE WAY back,
release the TRIGGER, then release the
LOCK BUTTON. The tool is now locked
ON. To turn the tool OFF, squeeze and
release the TRIGGER. NOTE: In order to
lock the tool on, it is important to first
release the trigger and then release the
lock button.
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TRIMMING INSTRUCTIONS
1. EXTENSION CORD – (Figure 8 & 10)
Always keep extension cord behind
trimmer and away from the trimming
operation. Never drape it over a
hedge being trimmed. If you cut or
damage the cord, unplug it at the
electrical outlet immediately, before
inspecting or repairing cord.
4. WORKING POSITION – (Figure 10)
Maintain proper footing and balance
and do not overreach. Wear safety
goggles, non-skid footwear and rubber
gloves when trimming. Hold the tool
firmly in both hands and turn the tool
ON. Always hold the trimmer, with
one hand on the switch handle and
one hand on the bail handle. Never
hold the tool by the blade guard.
4. LEVEL HEDGES (Figure 12) – To
obtain exceptionally level hedges, a
piece of string can be stretched along
the length of the hedge as a guide.
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With the unit unplugged, use only mild
soap and a damp cloth to clean the tool.
Never let any liquid get inside the tool;
never immerse any part of the tool into a
liquid.
IMPORTANT: To assure product SAFETY
and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance
and adjustment should be performed by
Sears service centers or other qualified
service personnel, always using identical
replacement parts.
5. SIDE-TRIMMING HEDGES (Figure 13)
Begin at the bottom and sweep up.
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ACCESSORIES
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WARNING: DO NOT use the hedge
trimmer with any type of accessory or
attachment. Such usage might be
hazardous.
WARNING: To guard against injury
observe the following:
Read instruction manual before using,
Save instruction manual.
Keep hands on handles. Don’t
overreach.
Do not use under wet conditions.
Do not use with damaged extension
cords.
Do not unplug or store with switch
locked on.
DANGER: KEEP HANDS AWAY
FROM BLADES.
CAUTION: BLADE COASTS AFTER
TURN OFF.
MAINTENANCE
The cutting blades are made from high
quality, hardened steel and with normal
usage, they will not require resharpening.
However, if you accidentally hit a wire
fence, stones, glass or other hard
objects, you may put a nick in the blade.
There is no need to remove this nick as
long as it does not interfere with the
movement of the blade. If it does
interfere, unplug unit and while wearing
proper eye protection use a fine toothed
file or sharpening stone to remove the
nick.
If you drop the trimmer, carefully inspect
it for damage. If the blade is bent,
housing cracked, or handles broken or if
you see any other condition that may
affect the trimmer’s operation, contact
your local Sears Service Center for
repairs before putting it back into use.
Fertilizers and other garden chemicals
contain agents which greatly accelerate
the corrosion of metals. Do not store the
tool on or adjacent to fertilizers or
chemicals.
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