Weed Eater 530163351 instruction manual Operating Instructions For Use With Weed Blade

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MOWING -- Your trimmer is ideal for mowing in places conventional lawn mowers cannot reach. In the mowing position, keep the line parallel to the ground. Avoid pressing the head into the ground as this can scalp the ground and damage the tool.

SWEEPING -- The fanning action of the rotating line can be used to blow away loose debris from an area. Keep the line parallel to and above the area surface and swing the tool from side to side.


SBlade Thrust is a reaction that only occurs when using a bladed unit. This reaction can cause serious injury such as amputation. Carefully study this section. It is important that you understand what causes blade thrust, how you can reduce the chance of its occurring, and how you can remain in control

of unit if blade thrust occurs.

SWHAT CAUSES BLADE THRUST --Blade Thrust can occur when the spinning blade contacts an object that it does not cut. This contact causes the blade to stop for an instant and then suddenly move or “thrust” away from the object that was hit. The “thrusting” reaction can be violent enough to cause the operator to be propelled in any direction and lose control of the unit. The uncontrolled unit can cause serious injury if the blade contacts the operator or others.

S WHEN BLADE THRUST OCCURS --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 operator will be less likely to lose control.

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

having a diameter greater than 1/2 inch.

SKeep the blade sharp. A dull blade is more likely to snag and thrust.

SCut only at full throttle. The blade will have maximum cutting power and is less likely to

bind or stall.

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

SCut only from your left to your right. Cutting on right side of the shield will throw debris away from the operator.

SUse 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 control and guide the cutting motion.

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

S Keep blade below waist level; it will be easier to maintain control of unit.

SDo not raise the engine above your waist as the blade can come dangerously close to your body.

SDo not swing unit with such force that you are in danger of losing your balance.

Bring the engine to cutting speed before en- tering the material to be cut.If the blade does not turn when you squeeze the throttle trigger, make sure tube is fully inserted into the en- gine.

Always release the throttle trigger and allow engine to return to idle speed when not cut- ting. The blade should not turn while the en- gine is running at idle. If the blade turns at idle, do not use your unit. Refer to the CARBURE- TOR ADJUSTMENT section or contact your authorized service dealer.

SMaintain good firm footing while using the

unit. Do this by planting feet firmly in a comfortable apart position.

SCut while swinging the upper part of your body from left to right.

SAs you move forward to the next area to cut, be sure to maintain your balance and footing.


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Weed Eater 530163351 instruction manual Operating Instructions For Use With Weed Blade