User manual Black & Decker 583994-01

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS  
Charging the Power Pack  
THE BATTERIES IN YOUR POWER PACK ARE NOT FULLY CHARGED AT THE FACTORY. BEFORE  
ATTEMPTING TO CHARGE THEM, THOROUGHLY READ ALL OF THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.  
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Remove the power pack from the tool by squeezing it as shown in Figure 1.  
Plug the charger into any standard 120 Volt 60 Hz electrical outlet.  
Insert the power pack into the charger (Fig. 2) and let it charge for 3 hours.  
Remove pack from the charger and replace in tool.  
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Important Charging Notes  
INSTRUCTICOHTN400 MANUAL  
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After normal usage, your power pack should be fully charged in 3 hours or less. If the power  
pack is run-down completely, it may take up to 8 hours to become fully charged. Your power  
pack was sent from the factory in an uncharged condition. Before attempting to use it, it must  
be charged for at least 3 hours.  
2. DO NOT charge the power pack in an air temperature below 40°F (5°C) or above 105°F  
(41°C). This is important and will prevent serious damage to the power pack. Longest life  
BEFORE RETURNING THIS PRODUCT  
FOR ANY REASON PLEASE CALL  
and best performance can be obtained if the power pack is charged when the air  
temperature is about 75°F (25°C).  
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-800-54-HOW-TO(544-6986)  
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While charging, the charger may hum and become warm to touch. This is a  
normal condition and does not indicate a problem.  
IF YOU SHOULD EXPERIENCE A PROBLEM  
WITH YOUR BLACK & DECKER PRODUCT,  
4. If the power pack does not charge properly — (1) Check current at receptacle by plugging  
in a lamp or other appliance. (2) Check to see if receptacle is  
CALL 1-800-54-HOW-TO (544-6986).  
BEFORE YOU CALL, HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION  
AVAILABLE, CATALOG NO., TYPE NO., AND DATE CODE.  
connected to a light switch which turns power off when you turn out the lights. (3) Move  
charger and power pack to a surrounding air temperature of 40°F (5°C) to 105°F (41°C).  
(4) If the receptacle and temperature are ok, and you do not get proper charging, take or  
send the power pack and charger to your local authorized service center. See “Tools  
Electric” in yellow pages.  
The power pack should be recharged when it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs which  
were easily done previously. DO NOT CONTINUE to use the hedge trimmer with its power  
pack in a depleted condition.  
IN MOST CASES, A BLACK & DECKER REPRESENTATIVE CAN RESOLVE  
YOUR PROBLEM OVER THE PHONE. IF YOU HAVE A SUGGESTION OR  
COMMENT, GIVE US A CALL. YOUR FEEDBACK IS VITAL TO BLACK & DECKER.  
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KEY INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW  
To operate the trimmer, the lock off button must be pushed forward.  
The batteries in your power pack are not fully charged at the factory. Before  
attempting to charge them, thoroughly read all of the safety instructions.  
6. To prolong power pack life, avoid leaving the power pack on charge for more than 8 hours.  
Although overcharging is not a safety concern, it can significantly reduce overall power  
pack life.  
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A fully charged power pack, after being off charge for 1 month, will still have 75% of its  
energy in the power pack; after 6 months, 50% will remain.  
8. Do not charge power pack in rain or in wet conditions.  
9. Use only the power pack and charger provided with your hedge trimmer or  
identical replacement parts.  
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Cat No. CHT400  
Copyright © 2003 Black & Decker  
Printed in China  
WARNING: IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS  
10.Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire; the cells may explode. Check with local codes for  
possible special disposal instructions.  
TO REDUCE RISK OF INJURY:  
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1.Do not open or mutilate the batteries. Released electrolyte is corrosive and may cause  
damage to the eyes or skin. It may be toxic if swallowed.  
Before any use, be sure everyone using this tool reads and understands all safety instructions and  
other information contained in this manual.  
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2.Exercise care when handling batteries in order not to short the battery with  
conducting materials such as rings, bracelets and keys. The battery or  
conductor may overheat and cause burns.  
Save these instructions and review frequently prior to use and in instructing others.  
WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California  
to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands  
after handling.  
13.Use only the following type and size battery: PS130 Power Pack - 12V.  
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.  
WARNING: Some dust created by this product contains chemicals known to the State of  
California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some  
examples of these chemicals are:  
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compounds in fertilizers  
compounds in insecticides, herbicides and pesticides  
arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber  
To reduce your exposure to these chemicals, wear approved safety equipment such as dust  
masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.  
CAUTION: Wear appropriate personal hearing protection during use. Under  
some conditions and duration of use, noise from this product may  
contribute to hearing loss.  
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:  
Lock out button  
Bouton de verrouillage  
Botón del seguro  
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READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS  
GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL TOOLS  
AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT- Do not use or charge hedge trimmers in damp or wet  
locations.  
DO NOT USE OR CHARGE battery operated hedge trimmer in rain.  
DO NOT OPERATE hedge trimmer in gaseous or explosive atmospheres. Motors in these tools  
normally spark, and the sparks might ignite fumes.  
Switch  
Interrupteur  
Interruptor  
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.  
USE SAFETY GLASSES - Also use face or dust mask if operation is dusty.  
USE RIGHT APPLIANCE - Do not use appliance for any job except that for which it is intended.  
AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING - Don’t carry hedge trimmer with finger on switch.  
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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 battery is removed when clearing jammed material from blades. Do not grasp the  
exposed cutting blades or cutting edges when picking up or holding the hedge trimmer.  
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CAUTION: Blades may coast after turn off.  
CAUTION: NEVER use guard as a handle. Never grasp the unit by the guard.  
Failure to heed this warning can result in serious personal injury.  
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.  
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DANGER: If blade jams on any electrical cord or line, DO NOT TOUCH THE BLADE! IT  
CAN BECOME ELECTRICALLY LIVE AND VERY DANGEROUS. Release the unit in  
the safest manner possible. Disconnect the damaged electrical cord or line from  
the power source. If possible, do so safely. If in doubt, call an electrician or the  
electrical contractor for assistance. Failure to heed this Danger will result in  
serious personal injury and possibly death.  
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.  
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 edge sharp and clean for best  
performance and to reduce the risk of injury. Follow instructions for lubricating. Keep handles  
dry, clean and free from oil and grease.  
SWITCH  
To turn the tool “ON”,slide the lock off button, shown in Figure 3, forward and, squeeze the  
trigger switch. Once the tool is running, you may release the lock off button. In order to keep the  
tool running you must continue to squeeze the trigger. To turn the tool “OFF”, simply release the  
trigger.  
CAUTION: Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum based products,  
penetrating oils, etc., come in contact with plastic parts.  
They contain chemicals that can damage, weaken or destroy plastic.  
TRIMMING INSTRUCTIONS  
CHECK DAMAGED PARTS - If damage to trimmer occurs, 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.  
REMOVE BATTERY before servicing, cleaning or removing material from the hedge trimmer.  
Remove battery from your hedge trimmer and carry by the front handle when not in use.  
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. O  
1. WORKING POSITION – 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, as shown in the illustrations in  
this manual, with one hand on the switch handle and one hand on the bail handle. (Figure 4)  
Never hold the tool by the blade guard.  
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TRIMMING NEW GROWTH – (Figure 5) 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 cut stems greater than 7/16” (12mm). Use the trimmer  
only for cutting normal shrubbery around houses and buildings.  
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LEVEL HEDGES (Figure 6) – 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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SIDE TRIMMING HEDGES (Figure 7) – Hold the trimmer as shown and begin at the bottom  
and sweep up.  

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