Black & Decker GL570C manual

User manual for the Black & Decker GL570C in English. This PDF manual has 10 pages.

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2 Safety instructions Read all of this manual carefully, observing all the recommended safety instructions before, during and after using your machine. Maintain your machine in good working order. Familiarise yourself with the controls on your machine before attempting to operate it, but above all, be sure you know how to stop your machine in an emergency. Retain this manual and all other literature supplied with your machine for future reference. Electrical connection • Your machine is designed for use on AC (mains) electrical supplies only. Do not attempt to use on any other supply. • Plug your machine into a power point, never in a light socket. • Do not leave your machine unattended whilst it is connected to the electrical supply. • Always switch off and remove the plug from the mains before cleaning, inspecting or adjusting any part of the trimmer, or if the supply cable has become damaged or entangled. Power supply cord • The power supply cord should be regularly inspected for signs of damage or ageing and only used if in good condition. • Always keep the power supply cord away from the cutting line (5), be aware of its position at all times. • Never carry your machine by the cord or jerk the cord to separate the connectors. Keep the cord away from heat, oils and sharp edges. • Have damaged cords replaced completely by your nearest Black & Decker service centre. Do not attempt to do this yourself as the switch handle is not customer serviceable. Cutting line • Take care against injury from line trimming blade (7) during unpacking and assembly and any excess line which may be cut off when the trimmer is first operated. • The cutting line (5) will continue to run for a short time after releasing the switch lever. Under no circumstances should Trimmer GL570/GL580 Instruction Manual Congratulations! Your purchase of this Black & Decker Reflex® trimmer assures you of years of problem free trimming. The Reflex® not only trim ’n’ edges your lawn, it also has a unique totally automatic line feed system. You do nothing - the Reflex® system means non-stop trimming; by the use of a simple mechanism it senses when the line has worn and, when needed, automatically feeds out line to its optimum cutting length. You just switch the unit on and trim. Description Following is a list of the parts that will be mentioned in this instruction leaflet and are shown in the appropriate diagrams: 1 Body (1) Secondary handle (2) Supply cord restraint (3) Locking ring (4) Cutting line (5) Guard (6) Line trimming blade (7) Edge guide (9) Cable storage hooks (11) Hanging hole (18) Power inlet or supply cord (19) Switch handle (20) Trigger switch (21) Arrow (24) Skid (25) Pedal (26) Button (27) 2 Guard retaining lugs (10) Guard screw (22) Guard screw hole (23) 4 Spool cover (8) Spool housing (12) Spool cover tab (13) Eyelet (15) 5 Spool (17) 6 Arrow (16) 7 Lever (14) !
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3 ENGLISH you attempt to stop the cutting line, always allow it to stop on its own. • Never fit metal cutting line. Clothing • Always wear safety glasses when using your machine. • To protect your feet, always wear stout shoes or boots (not bare footed or wearing open sandals). • Wear long trousers to protect your legs - any debris left on the lawn or cutting path may be picked up and ejected by the cutting line. Using your machine • Always use your machine in the manner outlined in this manual. Your machine is designed to be used in an upright position and if it is used in any other way an injury may result. • Before using your machine, disconnect it from the electrical supply and visually inspect the rotating parts for damage. Also, check that the spool assembly is secure. • Always check that your lawn or cutting path is clear of all sticks, stones, wire and other debris. Contact with such debris may damage your machine. • Keep your machine away from your feet and other parts of your body when switching on and during operation. • Do not switch on your machine when it is upside down. • Walk, never run with the unit. • Do not use your machine in the rain and do not allow it to get wet. • Use your machine only in daylight or good artificial light. • Do not cross gravel paths or roads whilst the cutting line is rotating. • Do not cut excessively steep slopes. Be sure of your footing and cut across the face of slopes, never up and down. • Never use your machine with a damaged guard (6) or without the guard fixed in position. • Be careful when trimming as freshly cut grass is damp and slippery. Safety of others • Never allow children or persons who are unfamiliar with this type of machine to use it, nor anyone who has not read this leaflet. • Do not allow children, animals or other adults near your machine when in use - always keep them well away from the cutting area. Care of your machine • Store your machine in a dry place when not in use, out of the reach of children. • Do not use solvents or cleaning fluids to clean your machine - use a blunt scraper to remove grass and dirt. Always disconnect from the electrical supply and ensure the cutting line (5) is stationary before cleaning. • Do not operate your machine if any parts are defective. • Do not attempt to remove any parts other than those mentioned in these instructions. • Use only Black & Decker recommended replacement parts and accessories. Electrical safety Your machine should always be switched off at the mains before disconnecting any plug and socket connector, extension cables or cordsets. Mains plug replacement (UK only) Should your mains plug need replacing and you are competant to do this, proceed as instructed below. If you are in doubt, contact a Black & Decker service centre or a qualified electrician. • Disconnect the plug from the supply. • Cut off the plug and dispose of it safely. A plug with bared copper conductors is dangerous if engaged in a live socket outlet. • Only fit 13 amp BS1363A approved plugs fitted with the correctly rated fuse. • The cable wire colours, or a letter, will be marked at the connection points of most good quality plugs. Attach the wires to their respective points in the plug. • Brown is L (live) and blue is N (neutral). • Before replacing the top cover of the mains plug ensure that the cable restraint is holding the outer sheath of the cable firmly and that the two leads are correctly fixed at the terminal screws. 360˚ 6m /2 0f t
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4 Warning! Never connect Live or Neutral wires to Earth pin marked ‘E’ or . Fuse replacement (UK only) Your machine is supplied with cable fitted with a non-wireable plug. • The plug is fitted with a 5 amp fuse which is the recommended fuse for your machine. • Only use replacement fuses which are approved to BS1362. • When changing the fuse in your plug, always ensure the fuse cover is refitted. If the fuse cover is missing or damaged do not use the plug. Note: Fuses do not give personal protection against electric shock. The recommended Black & Decker RCD is available from your nearest Black & Decker service centre. Increased safety can be obtained by having a qualified electrician install a high sensitivity (30mA) circuit breaker in the house wiring. If you do not have such a circuit breaker installed, or you do not wish to have one installed, then we strongly recommend that the electrical power to the machine be supplied through a high sensitivity residual current device (RCD). The RCD is designed to provide a high degree of personal protection against harmful electric current should fault conditions occur. Warning! The use of an RCD or other circuit breaker unit does not release the operator of the machine from the safety instructions and safe working practices given in this manual. Extension cables and cordsets You can use up to 100 feet (30 metres) extension cord without undue loss of power. Extension cables and cordsets should comply with national regulations. Preparing the trimmer for use (Fig. 2) 2 • Take the trimmer and the guard (6) out of the box. • Remove the guard screw (22) which is located on the base of the trimmer body (1) (Fig. 2.1). • Place the guard into the channel on the trimmer body. • Push the guard fully home until the guard is flush with the body (Fig. 2.2). • Replace the guard screw (Fig. 2.3). • If correctly assembled, the guard will now be secured to your trimmer. • In transit, your trimmer is packed in ‘Edging’ mode, if you want to ‘Trim’ refer to the section ‘How to convert between the trimming and edging mode’. • In transit, the end of the cutting line (5) is taped to the side of the spool cover (8). Please discard the tape to release the length of line. There should be a minimum of 9cm (3.5") of cutting line protruding from the spool housing (12) before using your trimmer. Note: When your machine is operated for the first time any excess line will be cut off by the line trimming blade (7) housed in the guard. This is also the case for any subsequent line adjustment. Because line cut off by the blade in the guard may be ejected, it is important that the amount of excess line is kept to a minimum. Where an excessive amount of line is pulled out, the line should be cut back to the outside of the guard before switching on your trimmer. Cut the line off on the trimmer blade by hand. • Always ensure that the spool cover is secure before and after use. How to use your trimmer (Fig. A - K) In order to get the most from your trimmer please be sure to follow the techniques shown. Do not be impatient; you will obtain the best results by experience and by following these simple rules. A Do not use your trimmer without its guard. B Do not cut wet grass; best results are achieved when the grass is dry. Trimming • To switch on your trimmer, squeeze the trigger switch (21). • To switch the unit off, release the trigger switch. • To carry the trimmer when not in use, it is preferred that you use the secondary handle (2). C Cut at an angle and with the tip of the cutting line (5). D Swing the trimmer gently from side to side. E Do not overload the trimmer. It operates best at high speeds. F On long grass, start at the top. G Take small cuts. H Use the edge of the guard (6) to keep the trimmer away from hard surfaces and delicate items. ! !
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5 Edging I Best results are achieved on edges greater than 50mm deep. Note: Your trimmer is a maintenance tool for trimming overhanging grass and should not be used to create edges. Edges can be created using an edging spade. J With the skid (25) on the grass edge and the edge guide (9) hooked over the edge, pull the unit along while keeping the edge guide in contact with the lawn edge. A closer cut can be achieved by angling the trimmer. K If your trimmer is suitable for use with a ‘Detachable’ extension cord, loop a length of cord through the cord restraint (3) to avoid the plug and socket coming apart accidentally if the cord is pulled. How to convert between the trimming and edging mode (Fig. 3) In addition to conventional trimming (Fig. D), your trimmer can be used to trim overhanging grass along lawn edges and flower beds (Fig. J). 3 To convert your trimmer between the trimming and edging mode: Unlock • With the trimmer switched off and the edge guide (9) resting on the ground, place one hand on the switch handle (20). Using your other hand, turn the locking ring (4) anti-clockwise, as far as it will go (approximately quarter of a turn) (Fig. 3.1). Convert • While keeping hold of the switch handle, grasp the trimmer body (1) and rotate half a turn in the direction of the arrow (24), until the body ‘clicks’ into position (Fig. 3.2). Lock • While still holding the switch handle, tighten the locking ring clockwise, using the other hand. Only light finger pressure is required to secure it (Fig. 3.3). How to adjust the height of your trimmer (Fig. 3) Your trimmer has a telescopic body, thus allowing you to alter its height to give you the most comfortable operating position. 3 To adjust the height of your trimmer: Unlock • With the trimmer switched off and the edge guide (9) resting on the ground, place one hand on the switch handle (20). Using your other hand, turn the locking ring (4) anti-clockwise, approximately quarter of a turn (Fig. 3.1). Adjust • While keeping hold of the switch handle, grasp the trimmer body (1) with your other hand and raise/lower the switch handle to your desired operating position (Fig. 3.4). Lock • While still holding the switch handle, tighten the locking ring clockwise, using the other hand. Only light finger pressure is required to secure it (Fig. 3.3). How to alter the position of the secondary handle (Fig. L) Your trimmer has an adjustable secondary handle to allow you to position it for maximum comfort and balance. It can be folded flat for compact storage. L To adjust the handle: • With the trimmer guard resting on the ground, depress the button (27) with your hand. • While keeping the button depressed, lift/lower the secondary handle to the desired position with your other hand. • Releasing the button will automatically lock the handle in one of the preset positions. How to alter the cutting head angle of your trimmer (Fig. M & N) Your trimmer has a variable cutting head angle. • To give you the optimum trimming angle independent of your personal height (Fig. C). M • To raise the handle to a more comfortable height when in the edging mode. Tip: Alter the cutting head angle by lowering the handle one or two knotches, while in the trimming mode, prior to converting to the edging mode (Fig. M). ENGLISH
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6 N • To gain access under benches, garden furniture and shrubs (Fig. N). To alter the cutting head angle: • With the guard (6) resting on the ground, depress the pedal (26) with your foot. • Raise/lower the switch handle (20) while keeping the pedal depressed. The cutting head will automatically lock when you remove your foot from the pedal. Replacement line A new spool containing 10 metres of cutting line (cat. no. A6481) may be purchased from your Black & Decker dealer. Alternatively, replacement line packs are available. For maximum reliability, never put on a heavier or lighter line (e.g. fishing line) which will prevent the automatic feed from functioning, cause motor failure or reduce cutting performance. How to fit a new spool of cutting line (Fig. 4 & 5) • Disconnect your trimmer from the power supply. 4 • Remove the spool cover by pushing the spool cover tabs (13) inwards and upwards (Fig. 4), then pull off (it is not necessary to push both tabs in at the same time). The empty spool can now be withdrawn from the drive shaft. • Remove any dirt or grass that may have collected inside the spool housing (12) and cover (8). 5 • Unwind approximately 9cm (3.5") of cutting line (5) from the new spool (17). Feed the cutting line through the eyelet and then push the spool onto the centre drive shaft (Fig. 5). Rotate as necessary to fully seat the spool, taking care not to trap the cutting line underneath the spool and making sure that there is a minimum of 9cm (3.5") protruding from the spool housing. • Replace the spool cover by aligning both tabs on it (13) with the slots in the spool housing and pushing them into place. Make sure that both tabs are securely located. How to wind new line onto an empty spool (Fig. 6 & 7) 6 • A maximum of 10 metres of new cutting line can be wound onto the empty spool. The spool has an ‘Indicator’ to help you avoid winding an excessive quantity of cutting line on the spool, as too much will prevent the automatic feed system from functioning (Fig. 6). • Remove any remnant of old cutting line from the spool (17). • Push the end of the new cutting line into one of the two holes provided in the spool housing (17) and insert 20mm. • Bend the cutting line over, pulling it through the adjacent ‘L’ shaped slot. The cutting line should now be firmly anchored to the spool and you may proceed to wind it on in the direction of the arrows (16). • Take time to wind the cutting line on neatly, in layers. Do not criss cross. • When you have wound on sufficient cutting line, temporarily park it in one of the ‘L’ shaped slots to prevent the spool unravelling, ensuring you leave a minimum of 9cm (3.5") protruding. • Fit the spool and spool cover (8) to the spool housing as described for fitting a new spool. Care and maintenance • For best performance, please keep the cutting line, spool and air slots in the trimmer body clean. Use a dry brush or cloth to remove grass, sap or other dirt. • Plastic parts may be cleaned by using a mild soap and a cloth dampened with hot water. Do not use any type of detergent, cleaner or solvent which might contain chemicals which could seriously damage the plastic. Do not spray your trimmer with water. • Self lubricating bearings are used in your trimmer, therefore, lubrication is not required. Fault finding Before checking your trimmer for any faults, disconnect it from the mains. • If the trimmer will not start, check that all power cords are properly connected. If this does not work, check your power point, finally (UK only) check the fuse and wiring on the extension cord plug. • If the automatic line feed fails to operate, it could be for one of the following reasons: Line too short or line jammed on spool • Disconnect your trimmer from the power supply. • Remove the spool cover (8) by pushing both tabs (13) inwards and upwards (Fig. 4).
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7 ENGLISH • Lift the spool (17) approximately 6mm (1 /4") from the spool housing (12), while pulling the cutting line (5). This will allow you to lengthen the line while clearing any line jammed inside the spool. Ensure there is a minimum of 9cm (3.5") protruding from the spool housing. • To replace the spool, rotate as necessary and replace the cover by aligning both tabs on the cover with the slots in the spool housing and push into place. Ensure that both tabs are securely located. Line still jammed on spool • Disconnect the power supply and remove the cover, as previously described. • Lift out the spool (17) completely, holding the coiled cutting line in place to prevent it unravelling from the spool (Fig. 7). • Carefully unwind the cutting line (5) from the spool until any crossed or trapped loops are cleared. Rewind the cutting line evenly, in the direction of the arrows (16) on the spool. • Temporarily park the cutting line end in one of the ‘L’ shaped slots to prevent the spool unravelling. Ensure you leave a minimum of 9cm (3.5") protruding. • Turn the lever (14) backwards and forwards to ensure it operates freely. • Remove any dirt or grass that may have collected inside the spool housing and cover. • Feed the end of the line through the eyelet and then push the spool into the centre drive shaft while pulling the free end of the line to release it from the ‘L’ shaped slot. To fully seat the spool, rotate as necessary, taking care not to trap the line underneath the spool, and making sure that there is a minimum of 9cm (3.5") of line protruding from the spool housing. • Finally, replace the cover as previously described. Spool jammed • Remove the spool cover and the spool, as previously described. • Remove any dirt or grass that may have collected inside the cover and the spool housing. What to do if your trimmer needs repair Information on how and where to send your trimmer for repair or service is given on the reverse of the parts diagram. We recommend you keep this in a safe place. Australia/New Zealand: See Black & Decker under ‘Tools electric’ in your yellow pages. Unwanted products and the environment Should you find one day that your product needs replacement, or is of no further use to you, think of the protection of the environment. Black & Decker service centres will accept your old products and will dispose of them in an environmentally safe way. Black & Decker Lawn and garden guarantee This guarantee provides: 36 months parts cover and 12 months labour (UK), 24 months parts cover and labour (Australia) and 12 months replacement product cover (New Zealand). In all cases proof of purchase will be required. If your Black & Decker product becomes defective , within the guarantee period, due to faulty materials and workmanship, we guarantee to either replace all defective parts, or at our discretion, replace the unit free of charge, provided that:- • The product is returned to us or our authorised repairers with evidence of purchase. • The product has been used within the parameters of its consumer classification. • The product has not been used for hire purposes. • Repairs have not been attempted by anyone other than our own service staff or authorised repairers. • The failure represents normal wear and tear. This guarantee is offered as an extra benefit and is additional to your statutory rights. The guarantee policy Failures due to the following are not covered:- • Replacing worn or damaged blades, nylon line and chains, or cables damaged during storage or use. These are regarded as replacement items which wear during normal usage. • Failures as a result of sudden impact or obvious abuse. • Failures due to usage not in accordance with instructions and recommendations contained in the instruction manual. The use of other than genuine Black & Decker accessories and parts may damage or reduce the performance of you Black & Decker product and may render the guarantee void.
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8 Black & Decker after sales service Black & Decker offers a nationwide after sales service through company operated service centres. It is our aim to offer excellent service, fast repairs, extensive parts availability and full accessory support. If you need any help or advice please contact your local Black & Decker service centre manager. Full details of our unique after sales service can be obtained from any of our service centres (a full directory is printed on the reverse of the parts drawing included with your product). Australia/New Zealand: See Black & Decker under ‘Tools electric’ in your yellow pages. Other Black & Decker products Black & Decker has a full range of outdoor power tools that make life easy in the garden. If you would like further information on other products, please contact the Black & Decker service information centre at the address on the back cover, or contact your Black & Decker stockist. Other products include (UK only): Lawnmowers Hedgetrimmers Grass trimmers Chainsaws Lawnrakers Compost shredders Leafbuster ENGLISH EC Declaration of Conformity We declare that units: GL570, GL580 families conform to 89/392/EEC, 89/336/EEC, EN60/335, 73/23/EEC A weighted sound pressure 96dB (A) A weighted sound power 96dB (A) Hand/arm weighted vibration 4m/s2 Brian Cooke Director of Engineering Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JG, United Kingdom
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