Craftsman 0944.511590, C944.511590 manual When Blade Thrust Occurs, Blade Thrust can occur without

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4.Beforeusingtheunit,tightenthe knobsecurelybyturningclock- wise.

INSTALLINGATTACHMENT HANGER Anattachmenthangerisprovidedfor storagewhenattachmentisnotinuse. Toinstallhangeronattachment:

1.Remove the tube cap from the at- tachment (if present) and discard.

2.Press and hold the locking/release button.

3.Push hanger onto the attachment until the locking/release button snaps into the hole.



Eye Protection


you can reduce the chance of its oc- curring, and how you can remain in control of unit if blade thrust occurs.

WHAT CAUSES BLADE THRUST - Blade Thrust can occur when spin- ning blade contacts an object that it does not cut. This contact causes blade to stop for an instant and then suddenly move or "thrust" away from object that was hit. The "thrusting" re- action can be violent enough to cause operator to be propelled in any direc- tion and lose control of unit, The un-

controlled unit can cause serious injury if blade contacts operator or others,


-Blade Thrust can occur without

warning if the blade snags, stalls, or

binds. This is more likely to occur in areas where it is difficult to see the

material being cut. By using the unit properly, the occurrence of blade thrust will be reduced and the opera- tor will be less likely to lose control.

NOTE: This brushcutter attachment is

not designed for use with electric pow- erheads.

When operating unit with brushcutter attachment, clip shoulder strap onto upper shoulder strap clamp, stand as shown and check for the following:

Wear eye protection and heavy clothing.

Keep arms extended with right hand holding the trigger handle of power- head.

Keep left arm extended with left hand holding the handlebar.

Keep unit below waist level.

Shoulder strap pad should be cen- tered on your left shoulder and dan- ger sign centered on your back.

Maintain full weight of tool on left shoulder.

Without bending over, keep the blade near and parallel to the ground and not crowded into material being cut.


Blade Thrust is a reaction that only occurs when using a bladed unit. This

reaction can cause serious in ury such as amputat on. Carefu y study th s section. It is important that you under- stand what causes blade thrust, how

Cut only grass, weeds, and weedy brush up to 1/2 inch in diameter with weed blade. Do not let blade contact material it cannot cut such as stumps, rocks, fences, metal, etc., or clusters of hard, woody brush with a diameter greater than 1/2 inch.

Use a sharp blade. A dull blade is more likely to snag and thrust.

Cut only at full throttle. The blade will have maximum cutting power and is less likely to bind or stall.

"Feed" the blade deliberately and not too rapidly. The blade can thrust away if it is fed too rapidly.

Cut only from your right to your left. Swinging unit in the same direction as blade spin increases cutting action.

Use the shoulder strap and keep a firm grip on the unit with both hands. A properly adjusted shoulder strap will support the weight of the unit, freeing your arms and hands to con- trol and guide the cutting motion.

Keep feet comfortably spread apart and braced for a possible sudden, rapid thrust of unit. Do not overreach. Keep firm footing and balance.

Keep blade below waist level. It will be easier to maintain control of unit.

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Craftsman 0944.511590, C944.511590 manual When Blade Thrust Occurs, Blade Thrust can occur without