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: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of
California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
CAUTION: Wear appropriate personal hearing protection during use. Under some
conditions and duration of use, noise from this product may contribute to
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
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GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL TOOLS
• AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT - Don’t use hedge trimmers in damp or wet
• 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.
• USE SAFETY GLASSES - Also use face or dustmask if operation is dusty.
• 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
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock use only with an extension cord intended
for outdoor use, such as SW-A, S0W-A, STW-A, STOW-A, SJW-A, SJOW-A, SJTW-A or
• 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.
• 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.
DANGER: Risk of cut. Keep hands away from blades. Keep both hands on handles when
power is on.
• DO NOT ATTEMPT to remove cut material or hold material to be cut when blades are
moving. Make sure 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
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 place- out 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.
SAFETY WARNINGS: DOUBLE INSULATION
Double insulated tools are constructed throughout with two separate layers of electrical
insulation or one double thickness of insulation between you and the tool’s electrical system.
Tools built with this insulation system are not 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 equipment has a polarized plug (one blade is wider
than the other). This equipment must be used with a suitable polarized 2 wire or 3 wire
extension cord. Polarized connections will fit together only one way. Make sure that the
receptacle end of the extension cord has large and small blade slot widths. If the plug does
not fit fully into the extension cord, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, obtain a suitable
extension cord. If the extension cord does not fit fully into the outlet, contact a qualified
electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the tool plug or extension cord in any way.
SPECIFIC SAFETY WARNING
WARNING: Some dust created by this product contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of
these chemicals are:
• compounds in fertilizers
• compounds in insecticides, herbicides and pesticides
• arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
To reduce your exposure to these chemicals, wear approved safety equipment such as
dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE
CAT. NOs. TR1400, TR1600, TR1700, HT1800D, HT2000D, HT2200D FORM NO. 625484-00 (AUG. ‘04)
COPYRIGHT © 2004 BLACK & DECKER PRINTED IN MEXICO
KEY INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW:
• To insure extension cord does not come loose see Figures 1 and 1A for proper
• In order to operate the trimmer, the lock button must first be pulled back (see figure
2) then squeeze trigger.
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INSTRUCTIVO DE OPERACIÓN, CENTROS DE SERVICIO Y
PÓLIZA DE GARANTÍA. ADVERTENCIA: LÉASE ESTE
INSTRUCTIVO ANTES DE USAR EL PRODUCTO.
ATTACHING EXTENSION CORD TO TRIMMER
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 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 Figures 1 and 1A. 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. For Catalog No. HT2000D, HT2200D
after insuring that the cord is retained in the handle, plug the receptacle end of the extension
cord into the pigtail cord in the trimmer.
TO TURN THE TOOL ON
Pull the LOCK BUTTON back with your thumb and then squeeze the TRIGGER with your
fingers as shown in Figure 2. (Once the tool is running you can release the LOCK
BUTTON.) To turn the tool OFF, release the TRIGGER.
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.
1 EXTENSION CORD – (Figures 1 and 1A) 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.
2 WORKING POSITION – Maintain proper footing and balance and do not overreach.
Wear safety goggles, non-skid footwear and rubber gloves when trimming. Hold the tool
firmly in both hands and turn the tool ON. Always hold the trimmer, as shown in figure
3, with one hand on the switch handle and one hand on the bail handle. Never hold the
tool by the blade guard.
3 TRIMMING NEW GROWTH - (Figure 4) – A wide, sweeping motion, feeding the blade
teeth through the twigs is most effective. A slight downward tilt of the blade, in the
direction of motion gives the best cutting.
CAUTION: Do not use the trimmer for cutting stems greater than 3/8” (10mm).
(Cat. Numbers TR1400, TR1600, TR1700)
CAUTION: Do not use the trimmer for cutting stems greater than 1/2” (13mm).
(Cat. Numbers HT1800D, HT2000D, HT2200D)
Use the trimmer only for cutting normal shrubbery found around houses and buildings.
4. LEVEL HEDGES (Figure 5) – To obtain exceptionally level hedges,
a piece of string can be stretched along the length of the hedge as a guide.
Minimum Gage for Cord Sets
Volts Total Length of Cord in Feet
120V 0-25 26-50 51-100 101-150
240V 0-50 51-100 101-200 201-300
More Not more American Wire Gage
0-6 18 16 16 14
6 - 10 18 16 14 12
10 - 12 16 16 14 12
12 - 16 14 12 Not Recommended
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Catalog Nos. TR1400, TR1600, TR1700,
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