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Instruction Manual
HEAVY DUTY HEDGE TRIMMER
Models 900.79951, 900.79952, 900.79973,
900.79974 & 900.79975
CAUTION:
Before using this product,
read this manual and follow
all its Safety Rules and
Operating Instructions.
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Safety
Operation
Maintenance
Español
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA
www.sears.com/craftsman
Form No.628275-00
Nov. ‘04
Printed in Mexico
HEDGE TRIMMER DIAGRAM
Lock Button
Bail Handle
Trigger
Cord Retainer
Guard
Plug Blades
SEARS WARRANTY
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN HEAVY DUTY HEDGE TRIMMER
If this Craftsman product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one
year from the date of purchase, return it to your nearest Sears store or Craftsman
outlet to have it replaced free of charge.
WARRANTY SERVICE
This warranty applies only while this hedge trimmer is used in the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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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• USE SAFETY GLASSES - Also use face
or dustmask if operation is dusty.
• 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.
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Minimum Gage for Extension Cords (AWG) 120 •
VAC Tools
Total Cord Length 0-25 26-50 51-100 105-150
Amp Rating AWG AWG AWG AWG
More than 0
18
16
16
14
Not More than 6
More than 6
18
16
14
12
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Not More than 10
More than 10
16
16
14
12
Not more than 12
More than 12
14
12
Not
Not more than 16
Recommended
• AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING Don’t carry plugged in hedge trimmer
with finger on switch. Be sure switch is
off when plugging in.
• DON’T ABUSE CORD - Never carry
hedge trimmer by cord or yank it to
disconnect from receptacle. Keep cord
from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
DANGER: Risk of cut. Keep hands away
from blades. Keep both hands on
handles when power is on.
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.
CHECK DAMAGED PARTS - before
further use of the hedge trimmer, a guard
or other part that is damaged should be
carefully checked to determine that it will
operate properly and perform its
intended function. Check for alignment of
moving parts, binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts, mounting and any
other condition that may affect its
operation. A guard or other part that is
damaged should be properly repaired or
replaced by an authorized service center
unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in
this manual.
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
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
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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
Health risk from these chemical
exposures varies, depending on the
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
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR FUTURE USE
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ATTACHING EXTENSION CORD TO
TRIMMER
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 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 1.
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.
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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 2.
(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
Trigger
3 TRIMMING NEW GROWTH - (Figure
4) – 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 3/4” (10mm).
Use the trimmer only for cutting normal
shrubbery found around houses and
buildings.
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.
TRIMMING INSTRUCTIONS
1 EXTENSION CORD – (Figure 1)
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.
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2 WORKING POSITION – Maintain
proper footing and balance and do not
overreach. Wear safety goggles, nonskid footwear and rubber gloves when
trimming. Hold the tool firmly in both
hands and turn the tool ON. Always
hold the trimmer, as shown in figure 3,
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 5) – 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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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 6)
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 away from blades.
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.
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 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.
With the unit unplugged, use only mild
soap and a damp cloth to clean the tool.
Never let any liquid get inside the tool;
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