IAN 313870 CORDLESS MULTI-TOOL PKGA 40-Li A1

 
IAN 313870 CORDLESS MULTI-TOOL PKGA 40-Li A1
CORDLESS MULTI-TOOL PKGA 40-Li A1

CORDLESS MULTI-TOOL                        AKKU-KOMBIGERÄT
Translation of the original instructions   Originalbetriebsanleitung

  IAN 313870
IAN 313870 CORDLESS MULTI-TOOL PKGA 40-Li A1
Before reading, unfold the page containing the illustrations and familiarise yourself with all functions
of the device.

Klappen Sie vor dem Lesen die Seite mit den Abbildungen aus und machen Sie sich anschließend mit
allen Funktionen des Gerätes vertraut.

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Content
Introduction .................................6            Mount the spool ............................. 22
Intended Use................................6              Extend the thread ........................... 22
General Description......................6                 Switching on and off ...................... 23
   Extent of delivery ............................. 6      Working with the hedge trimmer ...... 23
   Overview ........................................ 7     Working with the
   Safety features ................................. 8     pole-mounted pruner....................... 23
   Function Description ......................... 8        Working using the thread spool ....... 24
Technical Data ..............................8             Working with the 3-tooth blade........ 24
Notes on Safety ...........................9               Putting down the device .................. 24
   Symbols in the manual ...................... 9          Cutting techniques using
   Symbols on the Equipment ................ 9             the hedge trimmer .......................... 25
   General Notes on Safety................. 10             Cutting techniques using
   General safety instructions                             the pole-mounted pruner ................. 25
   for power tools .............................. 11     Working Safely ..........................26
   Hedge trimmer safety warnings ....... 13              Maintenance/Cleaning ...............26
   Safety information for chainsaws ..... 14               Cleaning ....................................... 27
   Kickback causes and how to avoid                        Service intervals............................. 27
   them with pole-mounted pruners ....... 15               Service intervals table..................... 27
   Safety information for lawn                             Sharpening the cutting teeth ............ 27
   and lawn edge trimmers ................. 16             Servicing the blade bar .................. 28
   Brush cutter - kickback causes                          Turning the blade bar ..................... 28
   and how to avoid them                                   Replacing the spool ........................ 28
   with a 3-tooth blade ....................... 17         Sharpen the line cutter .................... 29
   Additional safety instructions ........... 17           Winding up the spool ..................... 29
Assembly ...................................18             Lubricating the gears ...................... 29
   Remove/insert battery .................... 18         Storage ......................................29
   Mounting the tubular shaft ............... 18         Transport ...................................30
   Mounting the round handle ............. 18            Waste Disposal and
   Mounting the saw chain.................. 19           Environmental Protection ...........30
   Mounting the protective cover .......... 19           Guarantee .................................30
   Removing/mounting the                                 Repair Service ............................31
   protective cover extension ............... 19         Service-Center ............................31
Initial Operation.........................20             Importer ....................................31
   Chain lubrication ........................... 20      Spare Parts/Accessories .............32
   Swivelling Out the Blade Beam ........ 20             Trouble Shooting ........................33
   Pivoting the pole-mounted pruner ..... 21             Translation of the original
   Putting on the carrying harness ........ 21           EC declaration of conformity ...... 66
   Sliding the carrying eye .................. 21        Exploded Drawing ..................... 68
   Assemble the 3-tooth blade ............. 22

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Introduction                                    The equipment is designed for use by
                                                adults. Adolescents over the age of 16
Congratulations on the purchase of your         may use the device only under supervi-
new device. With it, you have chosen a          sion. Local regulations may specify an age
high quality product.                           limit for the user. Do not use the device in
During production, this equipment has been      the rain.
checked for quality and subjected to a final    The operator or user is responsible for ac-
inspection. The functionality of your equip-    cidents or damage to other people or their
ment is therefore guaranteed. It cannot be      property.
ruled out that residual quantities of lubri-    The manufacturer is not liable for damages
cants will remain on or in the equipment in     caused by unspecified use or incorrect
isolated cases. This is not a fault or defect   operation.
and it represents no cause for concern.
                                                General Description
        The operating instructions constitute
        part of this product. They contain                  The illustration of the principal
important information on safety, use and                    functioning parts can be found
disposal.                                                   on the front and back foldout
Before using the product, familiarise your-                 pages.
self with all of the operating and safety
instructions. Use the product only as de-       Extent of delivery
scribed and for the applications specified.
Keep this manual safely and in the event        - Motor unit
that the product is passed on, hand over        - Hedge trimmer attachment with protecti-
all documents to the third party.                 ve cover
                                                - Pole-mounted pruner attachment with
Intended Use                                      protective cover
                                                - Trimmer attachment with spool and
With the hedge trimmer attachment, this           3-tooth blade
device is intended for cutting and trimming     - Carrying harness
hedges, bushes and ornamental shrubs.           - Round handle
The pole-mounted pruner attachment is           - 2 x hexagon socket wrench (AF 4 mm,
intended for trimming large branches              AF 5 mm)
and limbs. The trimmer and 3-tooth blade        - Mounting key (AF 10 mm, AF 19 mm)
attachment is intended for cutting grass        - Phillips screwdriver
in the garden, along flower beds, around        - Oil bottle
trees or fence posts, and light under-          - Assembly materials
growth. The device is intended for use in       - Operating instructions
residential applications.
This device is not intended for commercial
use. Any other use that is not expressly
permitted in these instructions may result in
damage to the device and pose a serious
hazard to the user.

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Overview                                      33   Chain wheel cover
                                              34   Nut, chain wheel cover
     1   Saw chain                            35   Blade bar
A    2   Front tubular shaft                  36   Chain sprocket
     3   Butterfly screw                      37   Bar bolt
     4   Tubular shaft on the appliance       38   Chain tensioning screw
         housing
     5   Round handle, front handgrip         39 Oil tank
     6   Carrying eye                         40 “MIN” marking,
     7   Leg protection                          oil level indicator
     8   Lock, tubular shaft                  41 Oil tank cover
     9   Transport protection cap, saw        42 Adjusting screw, oil feed
         chain
    10   Transport protection cap, cutter     43 Handle, cutter bar adjustment
         bar                                  44 Safety lever, cutter bar
    11   Cutter bar                           45 Lock lever, cutter bar
    12   3-tooth blade
    13   Transport protection, 3-tooth bla-   46 Lock, pole-mounted pruner
         de
    14   Protective cover                     47 Lug, quick-release device
    15   Thread cutter                        48 Screw, carrying eye
    16   Extension, protective cover
    17   Spool cap                            49 Phillips screwdriver,
    18   Saw chain oil                           protective cover
    19   Carrying harness                     50 Cover, protective cover
    20   Body protection                      51 Screws, cover
    21   Hexagon socket wrench
         (AF 4 mm)                            52   Mounting spindle
    22   Hexagon socket wrench                53   Washer
         (AF 5 mm)                            54   Conical spring washer
    23   Mounting key                         55   Nut
         (AF 10 mm, AF 19 mm)
    24   Phillips screwdriver                 56 Extension, protective cover
    25   Rechargeable battery
    26   Charger                              57 Click lock
    27   Battery charge level indicator       58 Spool
    28   On/off switch                        59 Thread outlet eye
    29   Safety switch
    30   Start switch                         60 Notch, spool
    31   Hexagon socket wrench storage        61 Groove, spool

C   32 Hexagon socket screw, round            62 Oil passage
       handle assembly

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         63 Lubrication nipple, pole-mounted       Technical Data
            pruner
         64 Lubrication nipple, hedge trim-        4 in 1 Cordless
            mer                                    combination tool ................PKGA 40-Li A1
         65 Screw, gear lubrication                Motor voltage U ......................... 40 V
                                                   Motor idle speed n0 .................7500 rpm
Safety features                                    Protection type.................................IPX0
                                                   Weight (operationally ready)
A        29 Safety switch                            Pole-mounted pruner ............ ca. 4.6 kg
            The switch lock must be unlocked         Hedge trimmer .................... ca. 5.0 kg
            in order to switch on the device.        Trimmer .............................. ca. 4.4 kg
         30 Start switch                             Brush cutter ......................... ca. 4.5 kg
            The device switches off immedia-       Hedge trimmer
            tely once the start switch is relea-     Cutting length ......................... 410 mm
            sed.                                     Max. recommended
         19 Carrying harness                         branch thickness ....................... 15 mm
            Ensures the load is evenly spread        Idle speed n0 ........................1200 rpm
            across the shoulders, back, hips         Cuts/min ....................................2400
            and thighs.                              Vibration on handgrip
                                                        (ah) ..............3.649 m/s2; K= 1.5 m/s2
Function Description                                 Vibration on round handle
                                                        (ah) .............. 4.676 m/s2; K= 1.5 m/s2
The device is powered by an electric                 Sound pressure level
motor. The device is equipped with a                    (LpA) ................ 86.3 dB(A); KpA= 3 dB
hedge trimming attachment (with safety               Sound power level (LWA)
cutter bars), a pole-mounted pruning                    measured 100.9 dB(A), KWA= 1.97 dB
attachment (with blade and saw chain)                   guaranteed ...................... 106 dB(A)
and a lawn trimming attachment (with               Pole-mounted pruner
thread spool or 3-tooth blade). The device           Blade ............Oregon 8" 080SDEA318
can only be operated whilst the safety               Chain .................. Oregon 8" 91P033X
switch is pressed to protect the user.               Chain speed v0 .........................10 m/s
Please refer to the descriptions below for           Oil tank volume ........ 120 cm3 / 120 ml
information on how the operating elements            Vibration on handgrip
work.                                                   (ah) ..............3.649 m/s2; K= 1.5 m/s2
                                                     Vibration on round handle
                                                        (ah) .............. 4.676 m/s2; K= 1.5 m/s2
                                                     Sound pressure level
                                                        (LpA) .................87.1 dB(A); KpA= 3 dB
                                                     Sound power level (LWA)
                                                        measured .101,5 dB(A), KWA= 2,38 dB
                                                        guaranteed ...................... 106 dB(A)

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Trimmer                                                  tool from the stated value depending on the
   Cutting diameter,                                     manner in which the power tool is used.
   spool ........................30 cm / 300 mm          Safety precautions aimed at protecting
   String thickness .................1.8 - 2.0 mm        the user should be based on estimated
   String length ................................. 5 m   exposure under actual usage conditions
   Speed, spool n .................... 7000 rpm          (all parts of the operating cycle are to be
   Max. speed, spool nmax........13300 rpm               considered, including, for example, times
   Vibration on handgrip                                 during which the power tool is turned off
     (ah) ..............3,649 m/s2; K= 1,5 m/s2          and times when the tool is turned on but is
   Vibration on round handle                             running idle).
     (ah) .............. 4,676 m/s2; K= 1,5 m/s2
   Sound pressure level                                  Notes on Safety
     (LpA) ................ 86,3 dB(A); KpA= 3 dB
   Sound power level (LWA)                               This section describes the basic safety
     measured .. 93,7 dB(A), KWA= 2,62 dB                rules when working with the device.
     guaranteed ........................ 96 dB(A)
Brush cutter                                             Symbols in the manual
   Cutting diameter, 3-tooth blade ...25 cm
   Speed, blade n.................... 7300 rpm                  Warning symbols with infor-
   Max. speed, blade nmax ...... 10000 rpm                      mation on damage and injury
   Vibration on handgrip                                        prevention.
     (ah) ..............3,649 m/s2; K= 1,5 m/s2
   Vibration on round handle                                    Instruction symbols with information
     (ah) .............. 4,676 m/s2; K= 1,5 m/s2                on preventing damage.
   Sound pressure level
     (LpA) ................ 86,3 dB(A); KpA= 3 dB                Wear cut-resistant gloves.
   Sound power level (LWA)
     measured .. 93,7 dB(A), KWA= 2,62 dB                       Help symbols with information on
     guaranteed ........................ 96 dB(A)               improving tool handling.

Noise and vibration values have been de-                 Symbols on the Equipment
termined according to the standards and
regulations mentioned in the declaration of                     Caution!
conformity.
The stated vibration emission value was                         Read through the instruction manual
measured in accordance with a standard                          carefully.
testing procedure and may be used to
compare one power tool to another.                              Wear safety goggles!
The stated vibration emission value may
also be used for a preliminary exposure                         Wear hearing protection!
assessment.
                                                                Wear a safety helmet!
Warning: The vibration emission value
may differ during actual use of the power                       Wear cut-resistant gloves.

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      Wear cut-resistant work clothing.                   Information of the acoustic power
                                                          level LWA in dB.
      Wear anti-slip safety shoes.                        (hedge trimmer attachment)

                                                            Information of the acoustic power
      Do not leave long hair uncovered.                   level LWA in dB.
      Keep hair away from moving parts.                   (pole-mounted pruner attachment)

      Keep the equipment away from                        Information of the acoustic power
      nearby people.                                      level LWA in dB.
                                                          (Trimmer and 3-tooth blade)
      Do not use the device in the rain or
      on wet hedges.                                      Machines are not to be place with
                                                          domestic waste.
      Danger of death by electrocution!
      Keep at least 10m away from                             Cutting length
      power lines.                             8 " / 195 mm

                                                              Blade bar length
      Caution! Falling objects. Particu-      30 cm
      larly when cutting overhead.                        Cutting diameter (spool)
                                              25 cm
      Caution! Risk of injury from blades                 Cutting diameter (3-tooth blade)
      in operation.
                                                              Battery charge level indicator
      Danger due to ejected parts! Keep
      other people away.
                                               ON/OFF         On/off switch
      Attention! Kickback - be aware that
      you may experience kickback while                       Direction of rotation, nut, chain
      working with the machine.                               wheel cover

      Danger due to ejected parts! Keep                              Chain lubrication
      other people away.                                             Direction of rotation,
                                                                     screw
       Do not use any circular- or multi-
       toothed saw blades.                                         Direction of travel,
      Risk of injury!                                              saw chain

           Caution! Hot surface.              General Notes on Safety
           Risk of burns.
                                                          Before working with the equipment,
                    Maintain a safe di-                   familiarise yourself with all oper-
                    stance of at least 15 m               ating components. Practice han-
                    from other people.                    dling the equipment and have the

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        function, operation and working            Retain all safety directions and in-
        methods explained to you by an ex-         structions for future use.
        perienced user or specialist. Ensure       The term “Power Tools” used in the safety
        that you can shut off the equipment        instructions refers to mains-operated power
        immediately in an emergency. Inap-         tools (with power cord) and to battery-op-
        propriate use of the device may            erated power tools (without power cord).
        result in serious injury.
                                                   1) Work area safety
In the case of an accident or malfunction
during operation, the device must be               a) Keep work area clean and well
switched off immediately and the battery              lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite ac-
removed. Treat injuries appropriately or              cidents.
consult a doctor. For the correction of            b) Do not operate power tools in
faults, read the “Troubleshooting” chapter            explosive atmospheres, such as
or contact our service centre.                        in the presence of flammable
                                                      Iiquids, gases or dust. Power tools
          RESIDUAL RISKS                              create sparks which may ignite the
                                                      dust or fumes.
Even if properly operating and handling            c) Keep children and bystanders
this electric tool, some residual risks will          away while operating a power
remain. Due to its construction and build,            tool. Distractions can cause you to
this electric tool may present the following          lose control.
hazards:
a) Cuts                                            2) Electrical safety
b) Ear damage if working without ear
     protection.                                          Caution: This is how to avoid ac-
c) Damage to your health caused by                        cidents and injuries by an electric
     swinging your hands and arms when                    shock:
     operating the appliance for longer pe-
     riods of time or if the unit is not held or   a) Power tool plugs must match
     maintained properly.                             the outlet. Never modify the
                                                      plug in any way. Do not use
General safety instructions                           any adapter plugs with earthed
for power tools                                       (grounded) power tools. Unmodi-
                                                      fied plugs and matching outlets will
        WARNING! Read all safety                      reduce risk of electric shock
        directions and instructions.               b) Avoid body contact with
        Omissions in the compliance with              earthed or grounded surfaces,
        safety directions and instructions            such as pipes, radiators, ranges
        can cause electrical shock, fire              and refrigerators. There is an
        and/or severe injuries.                       increased risk of electric shock if your
                                                      body is earthed or grounded.
                                                   c) Do not expose power tools to
                                                      rain or wet conditions. Water

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   entering a power tool will increase the      power source and/or battery
   risk of electric shock.                      pack, picking up or carrying
d) Do not abuse the cord. Never                 the tool. Carrying power tools with
   use the cord for carrying, pulling           your finger on the switch or energising
   or unplugging the power tool.                power tools that have the switch on
   Keep cord away from heat, oil,               invites accidents.
   sharp edges or moving parts.              d) Remove any adjusting key or
   Damaged or entangled cords increase          wrench before turning the pow-
   the risk of electric shock.                  er tool on. A wrench or a key left at-
e) When operating a power tool                  tached to a rotating part of the power
   outdoors, use an extension cord              tool may result in personal injury.
   suitable for outdoor use. Use of a        e) Do not overreach. Keep proper
   cord suitable for outdoor use reduces        footing and balance at all times.
   the risk of electric shock.                  This enables better control of the power
f) If operating a power tool in a               tool in unexpected situations.
   damp location is unavoidable,             f) Dress properly. Do not wear
   use a residual current device                loose clothing or jewellery.
   (RCD) protected supply. Use of an            Keep your hair, clothing and
   RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.      gloves away from moving
                                                parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or
3) Personal safety                              long hair can be caught in moving
                                                parts.
       Caution: This is how to avoid acci-   g) If dust extraction and collection
       dents and injuries:                      devices can be installed, make
                                                sure that these are connected
a) Stay alert, watch what you are               and used correctly. Using a dust
   doing and use common sense                   collector can reduce hazards caused
   when operating a power tool.                 by dust.
   Do not use a power tool while
   you are tired or under the influ-         4) Power tool use and care
   ence of drugs, alcohol or medi-
   cation. A moment of inattention white     a) Do not force the power tool.
   operating power tools may result in          Use the correct power tool for
   serious personal injury.                     your application. The correct pow-
b) Use personal protective equip-               er tool will do the job better and safer
   ment. Always wear eye protec-                at the rate for which it was designed.
   tion. Protective equipment such as        b) Do not use the power tool if the
   dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard       switch does not turn it on and
   hat, or hearing protection used for          off. Any power tool that cannot be
   appropriate conditions will reduce per-      controlled with the switch is dangerous
   sonal injuries.                              and must be repaired.
c) Prevent unintentional starting.           c) Remove the plug from the
   Ensure the switch is in the off-             wall socket and/or remove the
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   you change the settings of the              b) Only use the battery that is intended in
   device, change accessory parts                 an electric tool. The use of other batte-
   or put away the device. Such pre-              ries may create a fire hazard and lead
   ventive safety measures reduce the risk        to injury.
   of starting the power tool accidentaIly.    c) When not in use, keep batteries away
d) Store idle power tools out of                  from paper clips, coins, keys, nails,
   the reach of children and do not               screws or other small metal objects that
   allow persons unfamiliar with                  could cause the contacts to be bridged.
   the power tool or these instruc-               A short circuit between battery contacts
   tions to operate the power tool.               can result in burns or a fire.
   Power tools are dangerous in the            d) When misused, fluid may leak from the
   hands of untrained users.                      battery. Avoid any contact with it. On
e) Maintain power tools. Check                    accidental contact, wash in running
   for misalignment or binding                    water. If the fluid comes into contact
   of moving parts, breakage of                   with the eyes, seek medical assistance
   parts and any other condition                  also. Leaking battery fluid can cause
   that may affect the power tool’s               skin irritation or burns.
   operation. If damaged, have
   the power tool repaired before              6) Service
   use. Many accidents are caused by
   poorly maintained power tools.              a) Have your power tool serviced
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and                   by a qualified repair person us-
   clean. Properly maintained cutting             ing only identical replacement
   tools with sharp cutting edges are less        parts. This will ensure that the safety
   Iikely to bind and are easier to control.      of the power tool is maintained.
g) Use the power tool, accessories
   and tool bits etc. in accordance            Hedge trimmer safety
   with these instructions, tak-               warnings
   ing into account the working
   conditions and the work to be               Preparation
   performed. Use of the power tool            • THIS HEDGE TRIMMER CAN CAUSE
   for operations different from those            SERIOUS INJURIES! Read the instruc-
   intended could result in a hazardous           tions carefully regarding the correct
   situation.                                     handling, preparation and mainte-
                                                  nance, for starting and stopping the
5) Use and treatment of the bat-                  hedge trimmer. Familiarise with all con-
   tery-powered tool                              trols and the proper use of the hedge
                                                  trimmer.
a) Only recharge batteries using chargers      • Caution! Notice overhead power lines.
   recommended by the manufacturer. If         • Use of the hedge trimmer should be
   a charger that has been designed for           avoided when people, especially
   a particular type of battery is used to        children, are nearby.
   charge other batteries, there is a risk     • If the cutting unit contacts a foreign
   of fire.                                       body or if the operating noises increa-

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     se or the hedge trimmer vibrates with          hidden in shrubs and can be acciden-
     unusually high force, turn off the motor       tally cut by the blade.
     and let the hedge trimmer come to a        •   Keep all parts of the body away from
     standstill. Pull the mains plug or remo-       the cutter blade. Do not remove cut
     ve the battery and take the following          material or hold material to be cut
     measures:                                      when blades are moving. Make sure
     - check for damages;                           the switch is off when clearing jammed
     - check for loose parts and fasten all         material. A moment of inattention
       loose parts;                                 while operating the hedge trimmer
     - replace damaged parts with equiva-           may result in serious personal injury.
       lent parts or have them repaired.        •   Children must never use the hedge
                                                    trimmer.
Operation
• Switch the appliance off and remove           Maintenance and storage
  the mains plug or battery before:             • If the hedge trimmer is taken out of ope-
  - cleaning or removing a blockage;              ration for purposes of maintenance, in-
  - inspection, servicing or work on the          spection or storage, turn off the motor,
    hedge trimmer;                                unplug the mains plug or remove the
  - adjusting the working position of the         battery and make absolutely sure that
    cutting unit;                                 all rotating parts have come to a stand-
  - leaving the hedge trimmer unattended.         still. Let the machine cool down before
• Always ensure that the hedge trimmer            you check or adjust it, etc.
  is properly placed in one of the indica-      • Carry the hedge trimmer by the
  ted working positions before the motor          handle with the cutter blade
  is started.                                     stopped. When transporting
• Do not use the hedge trimmer with a de-         or storing the hedge trimmer
  fective or strongly worn-out cutting unit.      always fit the cutting device
• To avoid the risk of fire, ensure that the      cover. Proper handling of the hedge
  motor is free from deposits and leaves.         trimmer will reduce possible personal
• Always ensure that all handles and              injury from the cutter blades.
  safety devices are mounted when you
  use the hedge trimmer. Never try to           Safety information for
  use an incomplete hedge trimmer or a          chainsaws
  hedge trimmer with impermissible mo-
  difications.                                  •   When in operation, keep all
• Always use both hands when the                    body parts away from the saw
  hedge trimmer is equipped with two                chain. Before you start the saw,
  handles.                                          ensure that the saw chain is not
• Always familiarise with your surroun-             touching anything. When using a
  dings and pay attention to potential              chainsaw, losing concentration for just
  dangers that you cannot hear because              a moment can lead to clothing or body
  of the noise the hedge trimmer makes.             parts being caught up in the saw chain.
• Keep cable away from cutting area.            •   Always hold the chainsaw with
  During operation the cable may be                 your right hand on the rear

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    handle and left hand on the                •       Observe the instructions for lu-
    front handle. Holding the chainsaw                 brication, chain tensioning and
    the other way around increases the                 replacing accessories. An impro-
    risk of injuries and is not permitted.             perly tensioned or lubricated chain
•   Wear protective goggles and                        may rip apart or increase the risk of
    hearing protection. Further                        kickback.
    protective equipment for the               •       Keep handles dry, clean and
    head, hands, legs and feet is                      free from oil and grease. Greasy,
    required. Appropriate protective                   oily handles are slippery and lead to
    clothing reduces the risk of injury from           loss of control.
    flying chip material and accidental        •       Only saw wood. Do not use the
    contact with the saw chain.                        chainsaw for unintended ap-
•   Do not use the chainsaw to                         plications - example: do not use
    work on trees. Operating a chain-                  the chainsaw to saw through
    saw on a tree poses the risk of injury.            plastic, masonry or construction
•   Ensure you are standing firmly                     materials not made from wood.
    and only use the chainsaw                          Use of the chainsaw for unintended
    if the ground beneath you is                       applications can lead to hazardous
    solid, secure and even. Slippery                   situations.
    ground or unstable surfaces such as on
    a ladder can lead to loss of balance       Kickback causes and how
    or loss of control over the chainsaw.      to avoid them with pole-
•   If working on a branch under               mounted pruners
    tension, be aware that it will
    spring back. Once the tension in the                 Caution - kickbacks! Be aware that
    wood fibres has been released, the                   you may experience kickback while
    branch may hit the user and/or control               working with the device. There is a
    over the chainsaw may be lost.                       risk of injury. Kickbacks can be avo-
•   Be particularly careful when                         ided through taking the appropriate
    cutting brushwood and young                          care and using the correct sawing
    trees. The thin material may become                  technique.
    caught in the saw chain and hit you or
    cause you to lose balance.                     a                   b
•   Carry the chainsaw by the front
    handle when it is switched off
    with the saw chain pointing
    away from your body. Always
    place the protective cover onto
                                                   Bild 1
    the chainsaw when transport-
    ing or storing it. Careful handling
    of the chainsaw reduces the probabili-     • Kickbacks may occur if the tip of the
    ty of accidentally coming into contact       guide rail touches an object, or if the
    with the running saw chain.                  wood bends and the saw chain gets
                                                 caught in the cut (see Fig. b).

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• Under some circumstances, contact with            Depth limiters placed too low increase
  tip of the rails can lead to an unexpected        the potential for kickbacks.
  backwards reaction movement during            •   Do not saw with the tip of the
  which the guide rails move upwards and            blade bar (see Fig. b). There is a
  strike the operator (see Fig. a).                 risk of kickback.
• If the saw chain becomes stuck along          •   Ensure there are no objects on
  the top edge of the guide rail, the rail          the ground which could cause
  can kick back heavily towards to the              you to stumble.
  operator.
• Each of these reactions can lead to you       Safety information for lawn
  losing control of the saw and potentially     and lawn edge trimmers
  being seriously injured. Do not rely exclu-
  sively on the safety devices built into the   Training
  chainsaw. As user of the chainsaw, you        a) Read the instructions carefully. Familiarise
  should undertake various measures to             yourself with the controls and proper use.
  enable accident- and injury-free working.     b) Never allow people who are not fami-
                                                   liar with the instructions or children
A kickback is caused by wrongly or incor-          to use the machine. Local regulations
rectly operating the electric tool. It can be      may specify an age limit for the user.
avoided by suitable cautionary measures,        c) Children, individuals with limited phy-
such as described below:                           sical, sensory or mental capabilities, as
                                                   well as those who have insufficient expe-
•    Hold the saw firmly with both                 rience or knowledge or are not familiar
     hands with thumbs and fin-                    with the instructions must never be permit-
     gers surrounding the chainsaw                 ted to use the device. Local regulations
     handles. Place your body and                  may specify an age limit for the user.
     arms in a position where you               d) Note that the user is responsible for
     can withstand the kickback                    any accidents or risks to others and
     forces. The user will be capable of           their property.
     withstanding the kickback forces if sui-
     table measures are undertaken. Never       Preparation
     let go of the chainsaw.                    a) Before use, check the machine for da-
•    Avoid an abnormal body posture.               maged, missing or incorrectly installed
     This will enable better control over the      safety devices or covers.
     chainsaw in unforeseen situations.         b) Never use the device if people – espe-
•    Always use the replacement                    cially children – or pets are nearby.
     rails and saw chains specified
     by the manufacturer. Incorrect             Operation
     replacement rails and saw chains can       a) Always wear eye protection, long
     cause the chain to break apart and/or         trousers and sturdy shoes whenever
     may lead to kickback.                         using the machine.
•    Comply with the manufacturer’s             b) Do not use the machine in poor we-
     instructions for sharpening and               ather, especially if there is a risk of
     maintaining the saw chain.                    lightning.

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c) Use the machine only in daylight or         d) When the machine is not being used,
   with good artificial lighting.                 store it out of the reach of children.
d) Never use the machine if the cover or
   guard is damaged, or without a cover        Brush cutter - kickback
   or guard.                                   causes and how to avoid
e) Only switch on the motor when your          them with a 3-tooth blade
   hands and feet are out of the range of
   the cutting unit.                                 In the event of a kickback, the
f) Always disconnect the machine from                operator will feel a powerful
   the power supply (i.e. remove the re-             blow from the combination
   movable battery)                                  machine. This may lead to lo-
1) whenever leaving the machine unatten-             sing control of the device and
   ded,                                              serious injury. You can avoid
2) before removing blockages,                        kickbacks through caution
3) before checking, cleaning or mo-                  and proper technique.
   difying the machine,
4) after contact with a foreign object,        While working with the 3- tooth blade the-
5) if the machine begins to vibrate in an      re is a risk of kickback if the blade edge
   unusual way.                                hits an obstacle (stone, wood).
g) Be careful to avoid injuries to your feet
   and hands by the cutting unit.              • Hold the device with both hands.
h) Make sure to keep the ventilation           • Make sure there are no obstacles on the
   openings free of foreign objects.                                 ground and do not
i) Never replace a non-metallic cutting                              use the 3-tooth blade
   unit with a metallic cutting unit.                                near fences, metal
j) Avoid an abnormal body posture,                                   posts or similar. Use
   keep your balance at all times and en-                            only properly sharpe-
   sure secure footing on slopes.                                    ned tools. To cut thick
Walk when holding the device in your             stems, switch the device to position A.
   hand. Do not run!
k) Never operate the machine with defec-       Additional safety
   tive guards or covers or without protec-    instructions
   tion or without guards.
                                               •   If possible, connect the device only to
Maintenance and storage                            a socket with a residual current device
a) Always disconnect the machine from              (RCD) with a tripping current of not
   the power supply (i.e. remove the re-           more than 30 mA.
   movable battery) before performing          •   If replacement of the connecting cable
   maintenance or cleaning.                        becomes necessary, this is to be carri-
b) Only use spare and accessory parts              ed out by the manufacturer or its agent
   recommended by the manufacturer.                in order to avoid safety risks.
c) Regularly inspect and maintain the          •   Hold the electric tool only by the in-
   machine. Only have maintenance per-             sulated gripping surfaces, as the saw
   formed by a contract workshop.                  chain may come into contact with con-

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     cealed power lines. Contact with a live            Only insert the rechargeable
     wire can also cause a charge in metal              batteries once the device is
     parts of the appliance and result in an            completely assembled. Risk
     electric shock.                                    of injury!
•    Carefully inspect the surface to be cut,
     and remove all wires and other foreign      B     Mounting the tubular
     bodies.                                           shaft
•    Check the appliance before each use
     for obvious defects such as loose,                 Before mounting, remove the pro-
     worn or damaged parts. Check the                   tective cap(s) from the front tubular
     appliance for significant damage or                shaft (2).
     defects if it is dropped.
                                                 1. Loosen the butterfly screw (3).
         Attention! Observe the                  2. Pull the lock (8) outward and turn it left
         safety and operating infor-                or right as far as it goes.
         mation in the operating in-             3. Slide the front tubular shaft (2) onto the
         structions for your Parkside               tubular shaft on the device housing (4).
         X 20 V Team series rechar-              4. Pull the lock (8) outward and turn it
         geable battery.                            back to its original position.
                                                 5. Turn the front tubular shaft (2) with a
Assembly                                            gentle rotating movement until the lock
                                                    (8) clicks into place in the bore on the
         Remove the battery from the                front tubular shaft (2).
         device before carrying out              6. Fix the tubular shaft in place with the
         any work on the device.                    butterfly screw (3).

         Only use original parts.                       Only tighten the butterfly
                                                        screw (3) finger-tight. The
         The device can be used with either             use of maximum manual
         the hedge trimmer, pole-mounted                force will damage the tubu-
         pruner or trimmer attachment, eit-             lar shaft.
         her with spool or 3-tooth blade.
                                                 C     Mounting the round
         Dismantling is carried out in reverse         handle
         order.
                                                        The round handle must be
Remove/insert battery                                   mounted with a spacing of
                                                        at least 25 cm to the device
1. To remove the battery (25) from the                  handle!
   device, press the release button on the
   battery and pull the battery out.                    The leg protection must al-
2. To insert the battery (25), push the                 ways be mounted on the
   battery along the guide rail into the                operator side!
   device. You will hear it click into place.

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1. Place the round handle (5) onto the                Caution! The pole-mounted pruner
   tubular shaft of the device housing (4).           can be prone to leaks.
   Choose a position within the
   levelled adjustment range mar-                    Mounting the protective
   ked on the bottom of the tubu-                    cover
   lar shaft.
2. Position the leg protection (7) onto the    The protective cover (14) must be mounted
   round handle (5) from below.                to the front tubular shaft (2) with the re-
3. Fix the round handle (5) and the leg        tainer for spool and 3-tooth blade.
   protection (7) with the four hexagon
   socket screws (32) using the hexagon        1. Screw the protective cover (14) to the
   socket wrench (21) from the                    front tubular shaft (2) using the two
   storage ( A 31).                               small Phillips screws (49). Use the Phil-
                                                  lips screwdriver (24) for this.
      Mounting the saw chain                   2. Fasten the cover (50) to the protective
                                                  hood (14). Use the hexagon socket
       Pay attention to the correct rotation      wrench (22) and the three screws (51).
       direction of the saw chain. This is
       indicated on the chain wheel cover            Removing/mounting
       (33) and above the bar bolt (37).             the protective cover
                                                     extension
       Tension the saw chain in accor-
       dance with the first 5-6 steps.         If using the 3-tooth blade, the protective
                                               cover extension must be removed.
1. Place the device on a level surface.        If using the spool, the extension must be
2. Remove the chain wheel cover (33) by        mounted.
   loosening the nut (34) with the moun-
   ting key (23).                              Removing the protective cover
3. Place the sawing chain (1) into the bla-    extension:
   de groove. Place the sawing chain (1)       1. Unlock the lock for the protective cover
   into the chain sprocket (36).                  extension (56) using a Phillips-head
4. Place the blade bar (35) and saw               screwdriver on the side of the string
   chain (1) onto the rail bolts (37). When       cutter (15).
   the nose on the right below the guide       2. Remove the protective cover extension
   bolt (37) sits in the lower round recess       (56).
   on the blade bar, the blade bar is pla-
   ced correctly. It is normal for the saw     Mounting the protective cover
   chain (1) to sag.                           extension:
5. Pre-tension the saw chain (1) by turning    1. Slide the extension (56) onto the pro-
   the screw (38) in a clockwise direction        tective cover (14). Begin on the side
   with the mounting key (23).                    without the string cutter (15).
6. Put the chain wheel cover (33) back in      2. Slide the extension (56) up until it clicks
   position. Tighten the chain wheel cover        into place.
   nut (34).

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Initial Operation                                Filling with chain oil:
                                                 • Check the oil level indicator on the oil
       Do not use the equipment wi-                 tank (     39) regularly and top-up the
       thout the hand guard. Wear                   oil if the minimum mark „MIN“ (         40)
       suitable clothing and work                   is reached on the oil level indicator. The
       gloves when working with                     oil tank holds about 120 ml of oil.
       the equipment.                            • Use bio-oil containing additives to redu-
       Ensure that the equipment is                 ce friction and wear. You can order this
       functional before each use.                  from our service centre.
       The On/Off switch and the                    Alternatively, use chain lubricating oil
       safety switch must not be                    with a low proportion of adhesion addi-
       held closed. They must switch                tives.
       off the motor when on is                  • Empty the oil tank if it will not be used for
       released. Should a switch                    a prolonged period of time (6-8 weeks).
       be damaged, stop working
       with the equipment. Ensure                1. Unscrew the oil tank cap (41) and pour
       that the mains voltage va-                   the chain oil into the tank.
       lue matches the label on the              2. Wipe away any spilt oil and close the
       equipment.                                   oil tank cap (41).
                                                 3. You can regulate the oil flow with the
       Note noise protection and local              adjusting screw (42).
       specifications. The use of the equip-
       ment on certain days (e.g. Sundays               Always turn off the device
       and national holidays), at certain               and let the motor cool down
       times of day (lunch times, night time            before filling with chain oil.
       quiet periods) or in special areas               Overflowing oil can cause a
       (e.g. health resorts, clinics etc.) is           fire.
       restricted or forbidden.
                                                        Swivelling Out the
       Chain lubrication                                Blade Beam

       The blade bar and saw chain must                 The blade bar must be checked
       never be operated without oil. If the            regularly for wear and reground. A
       pole-mounted pruner is used with                 blunt blade bar causes the device
       too little oil, the cutting performance          to overload. Any damage that re-
       and lifespan of the saw chain will               sults is not covered by the warranty.
       decrease as the saw chain will be-
       come blunt more quickly. You can          1. Hold the safety blade beam on the
       identify when there is too little oil        handle to adjust the blade beam (43).
       if smoke develops or the blade bar        2. Unlock the safety lever (44) and keep
       changes colour.                              it pressed.
                                                 3. By simultaneously exerting pressure on
The oil flows to the blade bar as soon as           the lock lever (45), you will loosen the
the motor starts working.                           fixation of the cutter bar.

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4. The safety blade beam can now be                 from the carrying harness in
   swivelled out. Use the stop stages and           a dangerous situation.
   allow the stop lever (45) to click back
   in. You can choose 12 stop stages.        1. Wear the carrying harness (19) like a
5. Then, release the safety lever (44)          backpack. The clip must be situated on
   again and ensure that it latches back        the chest.
   into its initial position.                2. Adjust the strap length so that the body
                                                protection (20) is level with the hip.
      Pivoting the pole-                     3. Attach the snap hook to the eyelet (6)
      mounted pruner                            on the tube shaft of the device.

1. Pull the lock (46) outward and turn it          Place the body protection (20) on
   90°.                                            your hip between your body and
2. Hold the pole-mounted pruner at the             the device.
   protective transport (9) and turn it to
   the desired position.                           While wearing the carrying harness,
   There are five possible positions.              ensure that the pad is placed on your
3. Fix the pole-mounted pruner by pulling          shoulders to increase comfort.
   the lock (46) outward and turning it
   90° back to the original position.              Sliding the carrying eye

      Putting on the carrying                Select the appropriate position for the
      harness                                carrying harness eyelet according to
                                             whether you are using a spool/3-toothed
       The body protection (20) on           blade or pruner/hedge trimmer.
       the carrying harness must             You can slide the carrying eye ( A 6) to
       be placed between the body            better distribute the weight of the device.
       and the device.
                                             1. Loosen the screw (48) on the eyelet
       Always wear the carrying                  (6) for the carrying harness, using the
       harness when working with                 hexagon socket wrench (21) from the
       the 3-tooth blade! Always                 storage ( A 31).
       turn the device off before            2. Slide the eyelet (6) to the appropriate
       taking off the carrying har-              position.
       ness. Accident hazard.                3. Tighten the screw (48) again.
                                             For the trimmer/3-tooth blade operation:
      Generally, we recommend using the      Without touching it by hand, the device
      carrying harness whenever using        attached to the harness should
      the device.
                                              allow the spool to rest lightly on the
       The carrying harness is                   ground
       equipped with a quick-relea-
       se device. Pulling the tab (47)        balance the blade approximately 20
       releases the device quickly               cm above the ground.

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1. Loosen the screw (48) on the carrying             Mount the spool
   harness eye with the hexagon socket
   wrench (22) and tighten it slightly.               The protective cover must be
2. Depending on the cutting tool, balance             mounted with the extension
   the tool according to the criteria men-            when using the thread spool.
   tioned above by moving the eyelet (6)              (See Chapter: “Removing/
   along the tube shaft (4).                          mounting the protective co-
3. Tighten the screw (48) when the device             ver extension”)
   is in the desired position.
                                                      Do not replace the non-me-
       Assemble the 3-tooth                           tallic filaments of the spool
       blade                                          end with metallic filaments!
                                                      Risk of injury!
       Whenever you use the 3-too-
       th blade, the protective cover          1. Remove the rechargeable batteries.
       without extension must be               2. Place the device on the ground in a
       used. (See Chapter: “Remo-                 stable position.
       ving/mounting the protective            3. Block the mounting spindle (52) using
       cover extension”)                          the hexagon socket wrench (22) as de-
                                                  picted.
1. Remove the rechargeable batteries.          4. Place the thin washer (53) on the
2. Place the device on the ground in a            mounting spindle (52).
   stable position.                            5. Screw the spool cap (17) anticlock-
3. Block the mounting spindle (52) using          wise back onto the mounting spindle
   the hexagon socket wrench (22) as de-          (52).
   picted.
4. Place the 3-toothed blade onto the                 Dismantling is carried out in reverse
   mounting spindle (52). The blade can               order.
   be used on both sides.
5. Fasten the blade using the thinner was-     Extend the thread
   her (53), conical spring washer (54)
   and nut (55).                               Your device is equipped with a doub-
   Insert the nut (55) into the conical        le-string activated touch control, i.e. the
   spring washer (54) as shown.                two strings are extended when you tap the
   Use the assembly key (23) to secure it.     cutting head on the ground.
6. Remove the hexagon socket
   wrench (22)!                                1. Hold the device in operation over a
                                                  grassy area and lightly tap the cutting
       Dismantling is carried out in reverse      head a few times on the ground. This
       order.                                     causes the thread to lengthen.
                                               2. The protective cover ( A 15) inserted
                                                  into the protective cover ( A 14) cuts
                                                  the thread to the desired length.

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If the thread ends can not be                   4. Turn the device off using the on/off
lengthened:                                        switch (28).
• Turn off the device.
• Press the core insert as far as it will go    Working with the hedge
    and pull firmly on the end of the string.   trimmer

If no line ends are visible:                           While cutting, make sure that you
• Replace the spool (see chapter on                    do not touch any objects, such as
    ‘Replacing the spool’).                            wire fences or plant supports. This
                                                       can cause damage to the cutter bar.
       Attention! Thread remnants
       can be projected and lead to             •   To avoid eye injuries, always wear
       injuries.                                    safety goggles while working with the
                                                    hedge trimmer.
A     Switching on and off                      •   Always hold the device tightly with
                                                    both hands, with one hand on the rear
      The device has a central on/off               handle and the other hand on the front
      switch (28).                                  round handle ( A 5).
      After 2 minutes of non-use, the device        Your thumb and fingers must tightly
      switches off automatically and must           clasp the handles.
      be switched on again via the central      •   Check the carrying harness ( A 19) for
      on/off switch (28) before reuse.              comfortable positioning which facilita-
      As soon as a rechargeable battery             tes holding the hedge trimmer.
      is removed, the device also switches      •   If the blades become jammed with
      off automatically.                            solid objects, switch the device off
                                                    immediately, pull the mains plug, and
       Ensure your stance is stable and             remove the object.
       hold the appliance tightly with both     •   Avoid over-stressing the device while
       hands and away from your body.               working.
       Before switching the apparatus on,
       make sure that it is not touching        Working with the pole-
       any objects.                             mounted pruner

1. Turn the device on using the on/off                 If the saw chain gets stuck,
   switch (28). The charge status indicator            do not attempt to pull out the
   (27) lights up as long as the device is             pruner with force. There is a
   switched on.                                        risk of injury. Turn the motor
2. To start, press and hold the safety                 off and use a lever arm or
   switch (29) while pressing the start                wedge to release the pruner.
   switch (30). The hedge trimmer runs at
   top speed. You can release the safety        • You will have better control over the
   switch (29) again.                             device if you saw using the lower edge
3. To switch it off, release the start switch     of the blade bar (saw chain in pulling
   (30).                                          direction) and not using the upper edge

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     of the blade bar (saw chain in pushing      Working with the 3-tooth
     direction).                                 blade
•    The saw chain must not touch the
     ground or any object while sawing                  Always wear the harness
     through the material or thereafter.                and suitable protection clo-
•    Ensure that the saw chain does not get             thing when working with the
     stuck while sawing. The log must not               device. Wear eye, hearing
     break or splinter.                                 and head protection.
•    Please also observe the precautionary              Ensure that the blade is in-
     measures to protect against kickback               stalled correctly. Replace da-
     (see the safety information).                      maged or blunt tool parts.
•    Remove branches hanging downwards                  There is a risk of injury.
     by sawing from the top of the branch.
•    Twisted branches must be individually              Only use the blade to work on
     cut down to size.                                  open, even areas. Carefully inspect
                                                        the area to be cut and remove all
Working using the thread                                foreign bodies. Avoid hitting sto-
spool                                                   nes, metal or other obstacles. The
                                                        blade can be damaged and there
•     In small grass areas hold the device at           is a risk of kickback by the machi-
      an angle of about 30° and swing the               ne.
      cutting head evenly to the right and
      left with a semi-circular movement.        • When working, hold the cutter above
•     The best results are obtained with a         the ground and slowly swivel the de-
      maximum grass length of 15 cm. If the        vice back and forth like a scythe in an
      grass is taller, it is recommended to        equal arch.
      mow several times.                         • Do not hold the cutting head at an
•     To cut around trees, fence posts or          angle.
      other obstacles, slowly move the de-       • Do not use the device to cut wild
      vice around the obstacle and cut with        growth or brushwood.
      the thread ends.                           • Regularly check the blades for damage
•     Avoid any contact with fixed obstacles       and replace as needed.
      (rocks, walls, picket fences, etc.). The
      thread would wear out quickly. Use the     Putting down the device
      edge of the protective cover to keep
      the device at the correct distance.        • Place the device on the ground with the
                                                   motor housing first.
         Attention! Do not lay the               • The cutting unit ( A 1/11/12/17) must
         cutting head on the ground                be placed on the ground without being
         during operation!                         subjected to any pressure.
                                                 • Do not apply any static pressure
                                                   whatsoever to the cutting
                                                   unit ( A 1/11/12/17).

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Cutting techniques using the                     Care of Free-Growing Hedges:
hedge trimmer                                    Free-growing hedges are not shaped
                                                 when cut, although they must be regularly
•   Cut thick branches beforehand using a        maintained so the hedge does not become
    branch clippers.                             too high.
•   The double-sided cutter bar enables
    cutting in both directions or, with a        Cutting techniques using the
    swinging action, from one side to the        pole-mounted pruner
    other.
•   In case of vertical cutting, move the              Be aware of the risk of kick-
    hedge trimmer uniformly forward or up              back as well as falling branches
    and down in an arc movement.                       and branches on the ground.
•   In case of horizontal cutting, move
    the hedge trimmer in a sickle-shaped         •   Sawing off small branches:
    movement to the edge of the hedge, so            Place the locating surface of the saw
    that cut branches fall to the ground.            against the branch in order to prevent
•   In order to achieve long straight lines,         jerky movements of the saw when you
    the placing of tensioned guiding cords           begin to cut it. Guide the saw with
    is recommended.                                  light pressure from the top to the bot-
                                                     tom through the branch.
Cutting Shaped Hedges:                               Watch out for premature breakage of
It is recommended that hedges be cut in              the branch if you have misjudged the
a trapezoidal shape, in order to prevent             size and weight.
stripping off of the lower branches. This cor-
responds to the natural plant growth and
allows the hedge to thrive optimally. During
cutting, only the new annual growths are
reduced and thus a dense branching and a
good screen will develop.                        •   Sawing off larger branches:
1. Cut the sides of a hedge first. To do             In the case of larger branches, select
      this, move the hedge trimmer in the            a relief cut first of all to ensure that the
      direction of growth from bottom to top.        sawing process is controlled. To do
      If you cut down from the top, the thin-        this, saw an incision (a) into the bot-
      ner branches will move out, which may          tom third of the branch (with the upper
      result in some areas having sparse             side of the blade). Then saw from top
      growth or holes.                               to bottom towards the first cut (with the
2. Cut the top edge, according to taste,             underside of the blade) (b).
      in a flat shape, roof shape or rounded
      shape
3. Trim young plants to the required
      shape. The main growth should re-
      main undamaged until the hedge has
      reached the planned height. All other
      shoots are lopped off to half size.

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•    Sawing in sections:                            gloves or taking regular breaks. Note
     Saw off large or long branches in sec-         that a personal tendency for poor cir-
     tions so that you have control over the        culation, low outdoor temperatures, or
     place where the branch section lands.          high gripping forces during work will
                                                    reduce the length of use.
                                                •   While using the pole pruner/hedge
                                                    trimmer, pay attention to the specified
                                                    working angle of max. 60°        in or-
                                                    der to ensure that you work safely with
                                                    the device.
•    Saw the lower branches of the tree off     •   Always stand on the slope above or to
     first in order to make it easier for the       the side of the branch to be sawn.
     branches that have been cut off to fall    •   Hold the device as close as possible
     to the ground.                                 to your body. This will ensure the best
•    After the cut is completed, the weight         balance.
     of the saw increases abruptly for the
     operator, as the saw is no longer          Maintenance/Cleaning
     supported on the branch. There is a
     danger that you will lose control of the           Repair and servicing work not
     device.                                            described in this manual should
•    You should only pull the saw out of the            always be carried by our Service
     cut with the saw chain running in order            Centre. Use only original parts.
     to avoid jamming.
•    Do not saw with the tip of the cutting             Remove the rechargeable battery
     equipment.                                         from the device before cleaning
•    Do not saw the bulge at the base of                and maintenance.
     the branch because this will prevent
     the tree from healing.                             Wear gloves when working with
                                                        the blade, saw chain and cutter
Working Safely                                          bar.

•    Do not use the high pruning saw when       Carry out the following maintenance and
     standing on a ladder or in an unsafe       cleaning work regularly. This will guaran-
     position.                                  tee a long and reliable service life.
•    Do not be tempted to make unconsid-        • Before each use, check the hedge trim-
     ered cuts. Doing so may endanger               mer for obvious defects such as loose,
     both yourself and others.                      worn or damaged parts. Check the se-
•    Children must be supervised to ensure          cure seating of the bolts in the cutter bar.
     that they do not play with the equip-      • Do not use the unit if the blades are
     ment.                                          blunt or worn. This will overstress the
•    Long use of the equipment can result in        motor and gearbox of the machine.
     vibration-related circulatory disorders    • Check coverings and safety devices
     in the hands. However, the length of           for damage and correct seating. Re-
     use can be extended by using suitable          place these where necessary.

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Cleaning

       Remove the rechargeable battery        •   Do not use any cleaning agents or
       from the device before cleaning.           solvents. This could damage the device
                                                  irreparably. Chemical substances may
•   Clean the appliance after each use.           attack the plastic parts of the device.
    Clean the motor housing with a damp       •   Always keep the device clean. After
    cloth or a brush. The device must neit-       each use of the device,
    her be sprayed with water nor be put          you must
    into water.                                   - clean the blade
•   Keep the ventilation channels of the             (with an oily cloth);
    device clean. Use a damp cloth or             - oil the cutter bar
    brush to do this.                                with an oil can/spray.

Service intervals

Carefully perform the maintenance tasks listed in the following table on a regular basis.
Regular servicing of your unit will extend the life of your equipment. Additionally, you
will achieve optimum cutting performance and prevent accidents.

Service intervals table
Machine part      Action                           Before each use After 10 hrs of use
Complete ma-      Check condition, replace damaged
                                                   
chine             parts as needed
Accessible
                  Tighten                              
screws and nuts
Chain wheel       Check, replace as needed              
Saw chain         Check, apply oil, reground or replace 
Blade bar         Check, rotate, clean, apply oil                      
Cutter head       Check correct installation                  
Gears             lubricating                                                  

Sharpening the cutting teeth                  Changing the saw chain

Have the saw chain sharpened by a spe-                Never attach a new saw chain
cialist, or proceed in accordance with the            onto worn teeth, or onto a dama-
operating manual for your saw chain shar-             ged or worn blade bar.
pening device. Sharpening a saw chain
requires some practice. Replacing the saw     1. Switch off the device and remove the
chain is preferable in case of doubt.            batteries.

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2. Release the nut (  34) and remove            6. Place the blade bar (35) and saw
   the chain wheel cover (  33).                   chain (1) onto the rail bolts (37). When
3. Remove the old saw chain (    1).               the nose on the right below the guide
                                                   bolt (37) sits in the lower round recess
The mounting and tensioning of the new             on the blade bar, the blade bar is
saw chain is described in the “Assembly”           placed correctly. It is normal for the
chapter.                                           saw chain (1) to sag.
                                                7. Pre-tension the saw chain (1) by turning
Servicing the blade bar                            the screw (38) to tension the chain in a
                                                   clockwise direction.
The blade bar has to be reversed every          8. Put the chain wheel cover (33) back in
8-10 operational hours in order to ensure          position. Tighten the chain wheel cover
even wear (see the “Servicing and clea-            nut (34).
ning - rotating the blade bar” chapter”).
                                                      Replacing the spool
1. Switch off the device and remove the
   batteries from the device.
2. Remove the chain wheel cover (        33),   1. Remove the rechargeable batteries.
    the saw chain (     1) and the blade        2. Place the device on the ground in a
   bar (    35).                                   stable position.
3. Check the blade bar (      35) for wear.     3. Block the mounting spindle (      52)
   Remove burrs and straighten the guide           using the hexagon socket wrench (
   surfaces with a flat file.                      22) as depicted.
4. Clean the oil passage (      62) to en-         Screw the spool cap (17) clockwise
   sure fault-free, automatic oiling of the        to the mounting spindle (    52).
   saw chain during operation.                  4. Open the spool cap (17) by firmly
5. Mount the blade bar, saw chain and              pressing the quick-release catch (57)
   chain wheel cover and retighten the             inwards on both sides of the spool cap
   saw chain (see the “Assembly” chap-             (17), and remove the spool cap cover.
   ter).                                        5. Place the new spool (58) into the spool
                                                   cap cover (17) and insert the two ends
       Turning the blade bar                       of the thread through the thread outlets
                                                   (59). Loosen the two thread ends from
1. Switch off the device and remove the            the grooves ( 61) on the spool.
    batteries.                                  6. Place the spool (58) inside the lid of
2. Release the nut (34) and remove the             the spool cap (17) and reassemble the
   chain wheel cover (33).                         lid and base.
3. Remove the chain wheel cover (33)            7. Screw the spool cap (17) anticlock-
   and the blade bar (35).                         wise back onto the mounting spindle (
4. Turn the blade bar (35) once along its              52). Remove the hexagon so-
   horizontal axis.                                cket wrench (        22).
5. Insert the saw chain (1) into the blade      8. Trim the thread line to approx. 15 cm.
   bar groove. Place the saw chain (1)
   into the chain sprocket (36).

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      Sharpen the line cutter                         Lubricating the gears

       Never use the device without             The gear units of the attachments require
       a string cutter or defective             lubrication after around 10 hours of ope-
       line cutter. There is a risk of          ration.
       injury. If the thread trimming
       blade is damaged, be sure to             Hedge trimmer/pole pruner
       contact our service centre.              To do this, use the lubricating nipples
                                                (63/64) to press up to 5 g of standard
       Wear protective gloves in order to       grease into the gearbox housing with a
       avoid cutting yourself.                  grease gun.

1. Switch off the engine and remove the         Trimmer/brush cutter
   batteries.                                   1. Release the screw (65) on the gears.
2. Screw off the line cutter (15) from the      2. Insert up to 5 g of commercially-availa-
   protective cover (14).                          ble lubricating grease into the lubricati-
3. Clamp the line cutter (15) in a vice and        on opening on the gearbox housing.
   sharpen the knife with a flat file. File     3. Close the gears again using the screw
   carefully, and always in one direction          (65).
   only.
4. Screw the line cutter (15) back onto the     Storage
   protective cover (14).
                                                •   Store the device in the transport pro-
      Winding up the spool                          tection ( A 9/10) provided in a dry
                                                    location and out of reach of children.
As an alternative to a new thread spool,            Store the appliance in horizontal posi-
you can purchase a 1.8 - 2.0 mm-thick, 5            tion or secured against toppling over.
m-long nylon thread in specialist shops and     •   Store the 3-tooth blade ( A 12) with the
wind this yourself onto the thread spool.           supplied transport protection ( A 13)
                                                     attached.
1. Fold the thread in the middle and pla-       •   For storage, you can hang the unit at
   ce the middle of the thread in the notch         the bottom of the motor unit.
   (60) of the spool (17).                      •   Empty the oil tank if it will not be used
   Wind up the two ends in the direction            for a prolonged period of time (6-8
   of the arrow, which is shown on the              weeks).
                          Rope Winding
   topside of the spool         .               •   Clean the device and accessories ca-
2. Then clamp the end of each thread in             refully before storage.
   one of the grooves (61) on the spool (17).   •   Store the device in a dry and dustpro-
                                                    of location and out of reach of child-
                                                    ren.
                                                •   Do not wrap the device in plastic bags
                                                    as moisture and mildew may form.
                                                •   Do not lie the device down on the pro-
                                                    tective cover.

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