General Safety Rules. Ryobi RY40270-PRN

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GENERAL SAFETY RULES

WARNING:

Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire, and/or serious personal injury.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

 Read these instructions and the instructions for the power head thoroughly before using the straight shaft trimmer attachment.

 Know the tool. Read and understand the operator’s manual and observe the warnings and instruction labels affixed to the tool.

 Do not allow children or untrained individuals to use this unit.

 Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.

 Wear heavy long pants, boots, and gloves. Do not wear loose fitting clothing, short pants, jewelry of any kind, or go barefoot.

 Secure long hair so it is above shoulder level to prevent entanglement in any moving parts.

 Keep all bystanders, children, and pets at least 50 ft. away. Bystanders should be encouraged to wear eye protection.

 Stay alert, watch what you are doing, and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use tool while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.

 Do not operate in poor lighting.

 times. Proper footing and balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations.

 Keep all parts of your body away from any moving part.

 Do not touch areas around the muffler or cylinder of the power head. These parts get hot from operation. Failure to heed this warning could result in possible serious personal injury.

 Always stop the engine and remove the spark plug wire before making any adjustments or repairs except for carburetor adjustments.

 Inspect unit before each use for loose fasteners and damaged or missing parts. Correct before using the trimmer attachment. Failure to do so can cause serious injury.

 Use only original manufacturer’s replacement parts.

Failure to do so may cause poor performance, possible injury, and will void your warranty.

 Do not, under any circumstance, use any attachment or accessory on this product, which was not provided with the product, or identified as appropriate for use with this product in the operator’s manual.

 Avoid dangerous environments. Do not use the attachment in damp or wet locations. Do not use in rain.

 Use the right attachment. Do not use attachment for any job except that for which it is intended.

SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES

 Replace string head if cracked, chipped, or damaged in any way. Be sure the string head is properly installed and securely fastened. Failure to do so can cause serious injury.

 Make sure all deflectors and handles are properly and securely attached.

 Use only flexible, non-metallic line recommended by the manufacturer. Never use wire, wire rope, or flail blades, which can break off and become dangerous projectiles.

 Never operate string trimmer without the grass deflector in place and in good condition.

 Maintain a firm grip on both handles while trimming.

 Keep string head below waist level. Never cut with the string head located over 30 in. or more above the ground.

 Clear the work area before each use. Remove all objects such as rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, or string which can be thrown or become entangled in the cutting line.

 Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and use them to instruct others who may use this tool.

If you loan someone this tool, loan them these instructions also to prevent misuse of the product and possible injury.

NOTE: SEE YOUR POWER HEAD OPERATOR’S MANUAL

FOR ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES.

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