Sears C935.51891, 900.79441, C935.51890, 900.79442 User Manual

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Operator’s Manual

HEDGE TRIMMER

U.S.A. Models 900.79441, 900.79442

Canada Models C935.51890, C935.51891

 

 

Safety

 

 

Operation

CAUTION:

 

Maintenance

 

Español, 10

Before using this product,

Français, 17

read this manual and follow

 

 

all its Safety Rules and

 

 

 

Operating Instructions.

 

 

 

Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 USA

www.sears.com/craftsman

 

 

 

Form No. 90528394

DEC. 07

 

Printed in China

HEDGE TRIMMER DIAGRAM

Bail Handle

Lock Button

Trigger

Blade Guard

Cord Retainer

SEARS WARRANTY

CRAFTSMAN ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY

If this Craftsman product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, return it to any Sears store or other Craftsman outlet in the United States for free replacement.

This warranty applies for only 90 days if this product is ever used for commercial or rental purposes.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 61079

WARNING: IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNINGS AND

INSTRUCTIONS

TO REDUCE RISK OF INJURY:

Before any use, be sure everyone using this tool reads and understands all safety instructions and other information contained in this manual.

Save these instructions and review frequently prior to use and in instructing others.

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:

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.

GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR

ALL TOOLS

AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT

- Don’t use hedge trimmers in damp or wet locations.

DON’T USE IN RAIN.

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.

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USE SAFETY GLASSES - Also use face or dust mask if operation is dusty.

CAUTION: Wear appropriate personal hearing protection during use. Under some conditions and duration of use, noise from this product may contribute to hearing loss.

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.

USE RIGHT APPLIANCE - Do not use appliance for any job except that for which it is intended.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock use only with an extension cord intended for outdoor use, such asSW-A,S0W-A,STW-A,STOW-A,SJW-A,SJOW-A,SJTW-AorSJTOW-A.

EXTENSION CORD. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition. When using an extension cord be sure it is heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw. An undersized extension cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. The following table shows the correct size to use depending on cord length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the gage number, the heavier the cord.

Minimum Gage for Extension Cords (AWG) 120 VAC Tools

 

Total Cord Length

0-25

26-50

51-100

105-150

 

 

Amp Rating

AWG

AWG

AWG

AWG

 

 

More than 0

18

16

16

14

 

 

Not More than 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

More than 6

18

16

14

12

 

 

Not More than 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

More than 10

16

16

14

12

 

 

Not more than 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

More than 12

14

12

Not

 

 

Not more than 16

 

 

Recommended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING - Don’t carry plugged in hedge trimmer with finger on switch. Be sure switch is off when plugging in.

DON’T ABUSE CORD - Never carry hedge trimmer by cord or yank it to disconnect from receptacle. Keep cord

from heat, oil, and sharp edges.

DO NOT ATTEMPT to remove cut material or hold material to be cut when blades are moving. Make sure trimmer switch is off when clearing jammed material from blades. Do not grasp the exposed cutting blades or cutting edges when picking up or holding the hedge trimmer.

CAUTION: Blades coast after turn off.

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.

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.

DISCONNECT HEDGE TRIMMER from the power supply when not in use or when servicing or cleaning.

STORE IDLE HEDGE TRIMMER INDOORS - When not in use, hedge trimmer should be stored indoors in a dry and high or locked-up placeout of reach of children.

MAINTAIN HEDGE TRIMMER WITH CARE - Keep cutting blades sharp and clean for best performance and to reduce the risk of injury. Inspect extension cord periodically and replace if damaged. Keep handles dry, clean and free from oil and grease.

CHECK DAMAGED PARTS - 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.

DANGER: Laceration hazard. Keep hands away from blades. Keep both hands on handles when power is on.

CAUTION: Laceration hazard. Blades coast after turn off.

SAFETY WARNINGS: DOUBLE INSULATION

Double insulated tools are constructed

thickness of insulation between you and

throughout with two separate layers of

the tool’s electrical system. Tools built

electrical insulation or one double

with this insulation system are not

 

 

 

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intended to be grounded. As a result, your tool is equipped with a two prong plug which permits you to use extension cords without concern for maintaining a ground connection.

NOTE: Double insulation does not take the place of normal safety precautions when operating this tool. The insulation

system is for added protection against injury resulting from a possible electrical insulation failure within the tool. Replacement parts: When servicing all tools, USE IDENTICAL REPLACEMENT PARTS. Repair or replace damaged cords.

SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS: POLARIZED

PLUGS

To reduce the risk of electric shock, this

plug does not fit fully into the extension

equipment has a polarized plug (one

cord, reverse the plug. If it still does not

blade is wider than the other). This

fit, obtain a suitable extension cord. If the

equipment must be used with a suitable

extension cord does not fit fully into the

polarized 2 wire or 3 wire extension cord.

outlet, contact a qualified electrician to

Polarized connections will fit together

install the proper outlet. Do not change

only one way. Make sure that the

the tool plug or extension cord in any way.

receptacle end of the extension cord has

 

large and small blade slot widths. If the

 

 

 

SPECIFIC SAFETY WARNING

WARNING: Some dust created when using lawn and garden power tools contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm.

Some examples of these chemicals are:

crystalline silica from sand, bricks and other masonry dust

arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber (CCA)

compounds in fertilizers

compounds in insecticides, herbicides and pesticides

Health risk from these chemical exposures varies, depending on the

environment in which you are working and how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals, follow product label instructions to apply chemicals such as fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides or pesticides. When using these tools, wear safety equipment such as gloves and dust masks which are especially designed to filter out microscopic particles.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE

ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

ASSEMBLY TOOLS REQUIRED (NOT SUPPLIED): 1

- Phillips Screwdriver

ATTACHING BAIL HANDLE TO TRIMMER

The trimmer is shipped with the bail handle tied to the trimmer. To attach the bail handle:

Cut the zip tie which holds the handle to the trimmer.

Remove the phillips head screws from both sides of the trimmer housing or from the carton.

For catalog numbers (79441, 51890) position the handle/barrier assembly in place by sliding it over the blade as shown infigure 1. Push the handle up onto the housing and click it into place as shown infigure 2.

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2

Insert the phillips head screws into the openings on both sides of the handle and tighten securely (do not over tighten) as shown in figure 3.

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For catalog number (79442, 51891) attach the handle and insert the threaded screw through the handle and housing as shown infigure 4.

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Insert the two screws into the holes shown in figure 5 and screw down. Do not over tighten.

5

Screw on the plastic knob to tighten handle to unit (figure 6).

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NOTE: The handle on the 79442, 51891is adjustable to four different positions as shown figure 7.To move handle, unscrew plastic knob, position handle as desired and retighten knob.

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WARNING: DONOTOPERATETHE HEDGETRIMMERWITHOUTTHEBAIL HANDLEATTACHED.

ATTACHING EXTENSION CORD TO TRIMMER

WARNING: BESUREHEDGE

TRIMMERISNOTLOCKEDON.

An extension cord retainer is built into the switch handle that prevents the tool from coming unplugged. To use this feature, simply double the extension cord about 8 inches (203 mm) from the end, and insert it into the slot in the bottom of the handle area. Hook the loop formed by doubling the cord over the tab, as shown in figure 8. Gently tug on the cord to insure that it is firmly retained in the trimmer’s handle. Plug the receptacle end of the extension cord into the plug blades in the trimmer (figure 8).

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

TO TURN THE TOOL ON

Pull the LOCK BUTTON back with thumb and then squeeze the TRIGGER with your fingers as shown in Figure 9. (Once the tool is running you can release the LOCK BUTTON.) To turn the tool OFF, release the TRIGGER.

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Trigger

Lock Button

TO LOCK THE TOOL ON FOR

CONTINUOUS RUN

WITH THE TOOL RUNNING, pull the LOCK BUTTON ALL THE WAY back, release the TRIGGER, then release the LOCK BUTTON. The tool is now locked ON. To turn the tool OFF, squeeze and release the TRIGGER. NOTE: In order to lock the tool on, it is important to first release the trigger and then release the lock button.

TRIMMING INSTRUCTIONS

1.EXTENSION CORD – (Figure 8 & 10)

Always keep extension cord behind trimmer and away from the trimming operation. Never drape it over a hedge being trimmed. If you cut or damage the cord, unplug it at the electrical outlet immediately, before inspecting or repairing cord.

4.WORKING POSITION – (Figure 10)

Maintain proper footing and balance and do not overreach. Wear safety goggles, non-skidfootwear and rubber gloves when trimming. Hold the tool firmly in both hands and turn the tool ON. Always hold the trimmer, with one hand on the switch handle and one hand on the bail handle. Never hold the tool by the blade guard.

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GROWTH -

(Figure wide, sweeping motion,

feeding

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 use the trimmer for cutting stems greater than its capacity. Use the trimmer only for cutting normal shrubbery found around houses and buildings.

79441, 51890 5/8 in. (8mm) 79442, 51891 5/8 in. (8mm)

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4.LEVEL HEDGES (Figure 12) – 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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5.SIDE-TRIMMINGHEDGES -

(Figure 13)

Begin at the bottom and sweep up.

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WARNING: To guard against injury observe the following:

Read instruction manual before using, Save instruction manual.

Keep hands on handles. Don’t overreach.

Do not use under wet conditions.

Do not use with damaged extension cords.

Do not unplug or store with switch locked on.

DANGER: KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM BLADES.

CAUTION: BLADE COASTS AFTER TURN OFF.

MAINTENANCE

With the unit unplugged, use only mild soap and a damp cloth to clean the tool. Never let any liquid get inside the tool; never immerse any part of the tool into a liquid.

IMPORTANT: To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and adjustment should be performed by Sears service centers or other qualified service personnel, always using identical replacement parts.

ACCESSORIES

WARNING: DO NOT use the hedge trimmer with any type of accessory or attachment. Such usage might be hazardous.

The cutting blades are made from high quality, hardened steel and with normal usage, they will not require resharpening. However, if you accidentally hit a wire fence, stones, glass or other hard objects, you may put a nick in the blade. There is no need to remove this nick as long as it does not interfere with the movement of the blade. If it does interfere, unplug unit and while wearing proper eye protection use a fine toothed file or sharpening stone to remove the nick.

If you drop the trimmer, carefully inspect it for damage. If the blade is bent, housing cracked, or handles broken or if you see any other condition that may affect the trimmer’s operation, contact your local Sears Service Center for repairs before putting it back into use.

Fertilizers and other garden chemicals contain agents which greatly accelerate the corrosion of metals. Do not store the tool on or adjacent to fertilizers or chemicals.

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