WARNINGRead all safety warnings and instructions.Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions 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 refers to your mains-operated (corded) power
tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
Work area safety
Keep work area clean and well lit.Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents
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.
Keep children and bystanders away while
operating a power tool. Distractions
can cause you to lose control.
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
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.
Do not expose power tools to rain or wet
a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
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
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.
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
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.
Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Safety equipment such as dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch
is in the off-position before plugging in. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch
or plugging in power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
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.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and
balance at all times.This
enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing
or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving parts.Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair
can be caught in moving parts.
If devices are provided for the connection
of dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are connected
and properly used.Use of
these devices can reduce dust-related hazards.
Power tool use and care
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean.Properly maintained cutting tools
with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to
Use the power tool, accessories and tool
bits etc., in accordance with these instructions and in the manner
intended for the particular type of power tool, 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.
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
Hedge Trimmer Safety
Use both hands when operating the hedge
trimmer. Using one hand could cause loss of control and result in
serious personal injury.
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. Blades coast after turn off.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.
Hold the power tool by insulated gripping
surfaces only, because the cutter blade may contact hidden wiring
or its own cord.Cutter blades
contacting a “live” wire may make exposed metal parts
of the power tool “live” and could give the operator an
Keep cable away from cutting area.During operation the cable may be
hidden in shrubs and can be accidentally cut by the blade.
DANGER – Keep hands away from blade.Contact with blade will result in
serious personal injury.
Safety and Instructional Decals
Safety decals and instructions are easily visible to
the operator and are located near any area of potential danger. Replace
any decal that is damaged or missing.
|AC||Alternating current||Type of current
|Hz||Hertz||Frequency (cycles per second)
|SPM||Strokes per minute||Speed of blade