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Operator's Manual I £ RRFTSM I 15 - in . 5.5 Amp Weedwacker _ Electric Tr = mmer Model No . 172.74545 • WARRANTY CAUTION : Read , understand and follow all • SAFETY Safety Rules and Operating Instructions in this • ASSEMBLY Manual before using this product . • OPERATION Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A • MAINTENANCE Visit our Craftsman ® website : www . craftsman . com • PARTS LIST
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The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers . The Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 2 safety symbols , and the explanations with them , deserve your careful attention and Safety Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 3 understanding . The symbol warnings DO NOT by themselves eliminate any danger . The instructions and warnings they give are no substitutes for proper accident Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 4 - 9 prevention measures . Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 10 Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 11 - 13 Assembly and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 13 - 17 manual , including all safety alert symbols such as " DANGER " , " WARNING " and " CAUTION " , BEFORE using this tool . Failure to follow all instructions listed Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 17 - 21 I z _ WARNING : BE SURE to read and understand all safety instructions in this I I below may result in electric shock , fire and / or serious personal injury . Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 22 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 23 SYMBOL MEANING Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 24 - 25 Z _ SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL : IndicatesDANGER , WARNINOGR , CAUTION . May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs . TWOYEAR FULLWARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN WEEDWACKER ® ELECTRICTRIMMER Failure to obey this safety warning WILL result in death or If this Craftsman product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship serious injury to yourself or to others . Always follow the within two years from the date of purchase , RETURN ITTO ANY SEARS safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire , electric shock STORE OR OTHER CRAFTSMAN OUTLET INTHE UNITED STATES and personal injury . FOR FREE REPLACEMENT . Failure to obey this safety warning CAN result in death or This warranty does not include expendable parts such as cutting line , lamps I z _ WARNING I serious injury to yourself or to others . Always follow the batteries , bits , blades , or bonnets . safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire , electric shock and personal injury . if this Craftsman product is used for commercial or rental purposes , this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase . Failure to obey this safety warning MAY result in personal I A CAUTION I injury to yourself or others or property damage , Always This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other follow the safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire , rights , which vary from state to state . electric shock and personal injury . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , tL DAMAGE PREVENTION AND INFORMATION MESSAGES These inform user of important information and / or instructions that could lead to equipment or other property damage if not foIIowed . Each message is preceded by the word " NOTE : " as in the example below : , / K WARNING : Some dust created by using lawn and garden power tools I contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth NOTE : Equipment and / or property damage may result if these instructions are not followed . I defects or other reproductive harm . I z _ WARNING : The operation of any trimmer can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes , which can SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS ? result in severe eye damage . Before beginning power tool READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS ! operation , ALWAYS wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a full - face shield when needed . We recommend a Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields , available at Sears Stores or other Craftsman Outlets . 2 3
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PERSONAL SAFETY cont . Z _ WARNING : if correctly used , this electric trimmer is an easy to handle and efficient tool ; if used improperly or without the due precautions it could become a 5 . USE SAFETY EQUIPMENT . Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side dangerous tool . For pleasant and safe work , ALWAYS strictly comply with the safety I shields or full face shield , proper work shoes with rubber non - slip soles , heaw - duty rules that are contained in this manual . non - slip rubber gloves and dust mask or respirator and hearing protection . Hard hat should be used for appropriate conditions , z _ WARNING : BE SURE to read and understand all instructions in this manual 6 . DO NOT overreach . Keep proper footing and balance at all times . Proper footing and before using this electric trimmer . Failure to follow all instructions listed below may balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations . I result in electric shock , fire and / or serious personal injury . TOOL USE AND CARE SAFETY z _ WARNING : To avoid mistakes that could cause serious injury , DO NOT plug in this trimmer until the following instructions have been read and understood . I Z _ WARNING : BE SURE to read and understand all instructions before operating this tool . Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock , fire and / or serious personal injury . WORK AREA SAFETY f . ALWAYS avoid dangerous conditions . DO NOT use in wet or damp areas or 1 . DO NOT use the tool if switch does not turn it " On " or " Off " . Any tool that cannot be expose to rain . controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired . 2 . DO NOT operate in the presence of flammable liquids , gases , or dust . Electric 2 . DISCONNECT the plug from the power source before making any adjustments , tools create sparks which may ignite dust or fumes . changing cutting line , or storing the tool . Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally . 3 . ALWAYS keep bystanders and visitors at a safe distance while operating 3 . STORE idle tools out of the reach of children and other untrained persons . Children a trimmer . NEVER allow children near the tool . Flying objects can injure anyone MUST NOT operate the tool . Tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users , in the area . 4 . MAINTAIN tools with care . ALWAYS keep cutting tools clean and in good working order . 4 . CHILDPROOF your tools with padlocks and master switches . Lock tools away when 5 . CHECK for misalignment or binding of moving parts , breakage of parts , and any other not in use . This trimmer is not a toy . condition that may affect the tool's operation . If damaged , have the tool serviced 5 . DO NOT use trimmer at night . ALWAYS make sure you have adequate lighting . before using , Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools , 6 . BEFORE using the trimmer , remove any stones , sticks , debris or objects that could 6 . USE ONLY cutting line that is recommended for this trimmer . Cutting line that may be be entangled in or thrown by the trimmer . suitable for one trimmer may become hazardous when used on another trimmer . PERSONAL SAFETY ELECTRICAL SAFETY . 4k WARNING : The operation of any trimmer can result in FOREIGN OBJECTS I Z _ WARNING : Do not permit fingers to touch BEING THROWN , which can result in personal injury or property damage . the terminals of plug when installing or removing ALWAYS use proper safety equipment . I the plug from the outlet , @ Cover of 1 . KNOW your tool . Road the operator's manual carefully . Learn the electric trimmer's 1 . Double insulated tools are equipped with a polarized Grounded @ applications and limitations , as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool . plug ( one blade is wider than the other ) . This plug will Outlet Box . . . . fit in a polarized outlet only one way . If the plug does @ 2 . STAY ALERT , watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating this tool . not fit fully in the outlet , reverse the plug . If it still does 3 . DO NOT use tool while tired or under the influence of drugs , alcohol or medication . not fit , contact a qualified electrician to install a polarized A moment of inattention while operating this tool may result in serious personal injury . outlet . Do not change or alter the plug in any way . 4 . DRESS properly . Wear rubber gloves and substantial rubber soled footwear when 2 . Double insulation [ ] eliminates the need for the working outdoors . DO NOT operate lawn and garden tools when barefoot or wearing three - wire grounded power cord and grounded power open sandals . Wear long pants and long sleeves to protect your legs and arms . supply system . Applicable only to Class II ( double - Trimmers can pick up objects such as rocks and send them flying at fast speeds . insulated ) tools . This trimmer is a double insulated tool . DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry . Keep your hair , clothing , and gloves away from moving parts . Loose clothing or long hair can be caught in moving parts . 4 5
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY cont . EXTENSION CORDS cont . z _ WARNING : GFCI ( Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter ) protection should be z _ WARNING : Check extension cords before each use . If damaged replace provided on all circuits or outlets to be used for electric lawn and garden power immediately . Never use tool with a damaged cord since touching the damaged tools . Receptacles are available having built - in GFCI protection and should be used for this measure of protection . area cou d cause e ectr ca shock , resu t ng n set ous njury . Ak , CAUTION : This trimmer has a 12 - in . Pigtail Power Cord that must be The label on your tool may include the following symbols . plugged into a proper extension cord ( see below ) . V . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V . . olts A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A . . tmpsz Z _ WARNING : Double insulation DOES NOT take the place of normal safety Hz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H . er precautions when operating this tool . W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . atts rain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M . inutes 3 . BEFORE plugging in the tool , BE SURE that the outlet voltage supplied is within , _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A . . lternatingcurrent the voltage marked on the tool's data plate , DO NOT use " AC only " rated tools with a DC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Direct current power supply . no . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N . . o - load speed 4 . DO NOT expose tools to rain or wet conditions or use electric tools in wet or damp [ ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C . . lass II construction , Double Insulated locations . Water entering an electric tool will increase the risk of electric shock , RPM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Revolutionsper minute SPM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Strokes per minute 5 . If operating an electric tool in damp locations is unavoidable , ALWAYS USE a OPM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orbits per minute Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter to supply power to your tool . ALWAYS WEAR Z _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I . n . dicates danger , warning or caution . electrician's rubber gloves and footwear in damp conditions . It meansattention ! Yoursafety is involved . 6 . When operating a power tool outside , ALWAYS use an outdoor extension cord marked " W - A " or " W " . these cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric shock . SERVICE SAFETY 7 . INSPECT tool cords for damage . Have damaged tool cords repaired at a Sears Service 1 . If any part of this trimmer is missing or should break , bend , or fail in any way ; Center . BE SURE to stay constantly aware of the cord location and keep it well away or should any electrical component fail to perform properly : SHUT OFF the from the spinning cutting lines . power switch and remove the trimmer plug from the power source and have the missing , damaged or failed parts replaced BEFORE resuming operation . 8 . DO NOT abuse the cord . NEVER use the cord to carry the tool by or to pull the plug from the outlet . Keep cord away from heat , oil , sharp edges or moving pads . Replace 2 . Tool service should be performed at a Sears Parts and Repair Center . Service or damaged cords immediately , Damaged cords increase the risk of electric shock . maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury , 3 . When servicing a tool , use only identical replacement parts . Follow instructions EXTENSION CORDS in the maintenance section of this manual . Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow maintenance instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury . Use a proper extension cord , ONLY use cords listed by Underwriters Laboratories ( UL ) , Other extension cords can cause a drop in line voltage , resulting in a loss of power SAFETY RULES FOR ELECTRICTRIMMERS and overheating of tool . For this tool an AWG ( American Wire Gauge ) size of a least 14 - gauge is recommended 1 . KNOW your electric trimmer . Read operator's manual carefully . Learn the applications and limitations , as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool . for an extension cord of 25 - ft . or less in length . Use 12 - gauge for an extension cord Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock , fire or serious injury , of 50 - ft . Extension cords 100 - ft . or longer are not recommended . 2 . DO NOT use trimmer without adequate lighting . ALWAYS make sure that you can Remember , a smaller wire gauge size has greater capacity than a larger number see what you are trimming and edging . ( 14 - gauge wire has more capacity than 16 - gauge wire ; 12 - gauge wire has more capacity than 14 - gauge ) . When in doubt use the smaller number . 3 . Use trimmer ONLY when grass and weeds are dry . When operating a power tool outdoors , use an outdoor extension cord marked " W - A " or " W ' . 4 . ALWAYS remove objects such as stones , sticks , and debris from the trimming / edging These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric shock . path that could become entangled in , or thrown by , the trimmer . 5 . ALWAYS hold the trimmer by both the main rear handle and the auxiliary handle z _ CAUTION : Keep the extension cord clear of the work area . Position the I for greater control and balance . NEVER reach under the safety guard . cord so that it will not get caught on bushes , hedges , tree trunks , lawnmowers 6 . AVOID accidental starting . DO NOT carry a plugged in trimmer with your finger or other obstructions while you are working with the trimmer . I on the switch . 7
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SAFETY RULES FOR ELECTRIC TRIMMERS cont , z _ WARNING : : Some dust particles created by lawn and garden tools 7 . DO NOT carry the trimmer by the cord or pull the cord to disconnect it from the contain chemicals known to cause cancer , birth defects or other reproductive receptacle . Keep cord away from heat , oil and sharp edges . harm . Some examples of these chemicals are : 8 . DO NOT grasp or touch the exposed cutting line when picking up or holding the trimmer . • Compounds in fertilizers , herbicides , pesticides , and insecticides . • Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber . 9 . DO NOT FORCE the trimmer . Do not try to cut more than what the trimmer is designed for . It will do a better job with less chance of injury when used at the rate for which it is Your risk from these exposures varies , depending upon how often you do this designed . type of work . To reduce your exposure to these chemicals : 10 . MAINTAIN the trimmer with care . ALWAYS inspect the extension cord and replace • Work in a welt - ventilated area it if damaged . • Work with approved safety equipment , such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles . 11 . KEEP the handle dry , clean and free of oil and grease . Use a clean cloth when cleaning . DO NOT use solvents , brake fluids , gasoline , or other petroleum products to clean the trimmer . They can damage plastic parts . 12 . NEVER , for any reason , touch the cutting line or other moving parts during use . z _ WARNING : NEVER reach under the trimmer ( cutting line area ) until 13 . WHEN INSTALLING SAFETY GUARD OR CUTTING LINE OR CHANGING CUTTING LINE trimmer has completely stopped . The trimmer's cutting line will continue to SPOOL be careful of the line cutter on the guard . Cutter is sharp and can cause injury rotate for a few seconds after it is switched off . ( see page 14 , Fig . 4a ) . 14 . KEEP guard in place and in good working order . Keep guard positioned between you and cutting line . Keep hands and feet away from cutting line . ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION 15 . ALWAYS store the trimmer indoors when not in use . it should be stored in a dry place , high up or locked in a place that is out of the reach of children . z _ WARNING : BE SURE to read and understand all instructions . Failure to 16 . ALWAYS use only the cutting line provided with this trimmer or sold by Sears . follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock , fire and / or Use of any other cutting line may create a hazardous situation . serious personal injury . 17 . ALWAYS keep ventilation openings clear of debris . 1 . 18 . BEFORE using the trimmer , remove any stones , sticks , debris or objects that could be ALWAYS wear safety glasses or eye shields when using this tool entangled in or thrown by the trimmer . Everyday eyeglasses have only impact - resistant lenses ; tbey are NOT safety glasses . 2 . 19 . NYLON CUTTING LINE Keep face , hands and feet clear of rotating nylon line at all times . PROTECT your lungs . Wear a face mask , dust mask or respirator if the operation is dusty . 3 . 20 . THE ROTATING LINE PERFORMS A CUTTING FUNCTION . Use care when trimming PROTECT your hearing . Wear appropriate personal hearing protection during use . around screens and flowers and other objects that you DO NOT want damaged or cut . Under some conditions noise from this product may contribute to hearing loss . 4 . 21 . KEEP ALL BYSTANDERS AWAY at a safe distance from the work area , especially children . ALL VISITORS AND BYSTANDERS MUST wear the same safety equipment that the Make sure that persons and pets are at least 100 feet away . operator of the tool wears , 5 . ALWAYS check the tool for damaged parts . Before further use of the tool , a guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine if it will operate properly and perform its intended function , Check for misalignment or binding of moving Z _ IMPORTANT WARNING : parts , breakage of parts , and any other condition that may affect the tool's operation . A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced When this tool is being used as a trimmer or edger , stones and other objects at a Sears Service center , can be thrown out at high speed by the line . The tool and guard are designed to help reduce the danger . However , the following special precautions should be taken . 6 . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . Refer to them frequently and use them to instruct others who may use this tool . If someone borrows this tool , make sure TO REDUCE THE RISK of rebound or ricochet injury , always work away from any solid they have these instructions also . objects such as walls , steps , large stones , landscape bricks , timbers , trees , etc . Use extreme care when working close to solid objects and when necessary edge or trim by hand . 8 9
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1 . The trimmer comes assembled except for the safety guard and auxiliary handle , which KNOW YOUR TRIMMER / EDGER ( Fig . 2 , 2a , 2b and 3 ) must be attached . I 2 , Removethe trimmer , auxiliary handle and safety guard from the carton and inspect operating features and safety rules . your trimmer . I NOTE : Before attempting to use this product , familiarize yourself with all I I 3 . Do not discard box or packing material until all parts are examined . Your trimmer / edger has a precision built electric motor and it should only be connected to a 120 - volt , 60 Hz AC ONLY power supply ( normal household current ) . The trimmer z _ WARNING : If any part of the trimmer is missing or damaged , do not plug should always be used with a GFCI ( Ground Fault Circuit interrupter ) outlet . in the trimmer until the damaged part is repaired or replaced . DO NOT operate this trimmer on direct current ( DC ) . The large voltage drop would cause a loss of power and the motor would overheat . if the trimmer does not operate when plugged into correct 120 - volt , 60 Hz AC ONLY outlet , check the power supply . The trimmer comes with a 12 - in , pigtail power cord and should Fig . 1 3 . Auxiliary Handle be plugged into a proper extension cord . Mounting Bracket PIGTAIL POWER CORD ( Fig . 2 and 2a ) Fig . 2a Fig . 2b 4 . Knob and Screw to Loosen or Tighten _ L _ O - " _ / ) _ Handle ( This knob _ ' _ , _ . comes attached to " the auxiliary handle Auxiliary Handle and mounts on this ( right ) side ) Your trimmer / edger has a 12 - inch pigtail power cord . This cord must be attached to a 1 . Trimmer proper extension cord ( see page 6 ) . Remove the plug guard from the pigtail power cord 7.4 Screw Holes ( see Fig . 2 ) . Make a loop in the extension cord . Push loop through hole in the handle for attaching Safety ( see Fig . 2a ) . Fasten loop around cord retention hook . Plug trimmer's power cord into Guard to trimmer extension cord plug ( see Fig . 2b ) . head are located around collar of This Trimmer / Edger has the following features : safety guard 1 . 15 - inch Cutting Path e Guide 2 . Twist and Edge . . . Two Tools in One . . . rear handle and upper shaft Safety Guard ( and auxiliary handle ) easily rotates 180 ° for trimming or edging . 3 . 5.5 Amp , 7200 RPM ( no - load speed ) motor . Provides power for trimming and edging in medium duty applications . 4 . Ergonomically Designed Rear Handte for maximum control and gripping comfort Trimmer with reduced operator fatigue . 5 . Four finger Trigger Switch for easy on / off . 6 . 4 - Position Trimmer Head easily adjusts to the desired working angle for optimum operator control in all trimming and edging applications . From trimming around hard - to - reach flower beds and shrubs , to deck supports , fences and stairways , to edging sidewalks , driveways and landscaping . 10 7.4 Screws for attaching Safety Guard 11
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This Trimmer / Edger has the following features cont . : _ II : [ _ Ii [ I @ # Ii [ s ] [ i . I 7 . Edge Guide provides a cutting guide to help protect flowers , plants , screens and fences from being cut by trimmer line . Cutting Path 15 inches 8 . Adjustable Telescopic Shaft allows adjustments from 16 to 25 inches for your ideal working height . Speed 7200 RPM 9 . Lightweight and Ergonomicatly Designed for easy use , handling comfort and Rating 5.5 Amp efficient trimming and edging . Line Diameter 0.065 inch round line 10 . Bump - Feed Head allows you to simply bump the trimmer head to advance cutting line . Line Feed Mechanism Bump feed 11 . Your Trimmer uses 0.065 - in . round line . Use Craftsman 71 - 85967 bump feed replacement spool and line . it's factory wound for maximum reliability . Trimmer Head Tilt 4 positions 12 , Cord Retention Hook helps keep the extension cord in place . Adjust Height of Shaft From 16 to 25 inches 13 , Safety Guard helps keep cuttings Cord Length 12 inch Pigtail Power cord Trigger Switch Handle and debris away from operator , 4 - Finger Trigger Switch Power Requirement 120 - volt , 60 Hertz AC Only Fig . 3 Auxiliary , Cord Retention Hook Auxiliary Adjusting Knob ustable Pigtail Power Telescopic Cord Plug Top Black Collar for Top Shaft also Rotates 180 ° Adjusting Length for Edging of Top Shaft I I NOTE : THE GUARD MUST BE ATTACHED to the trimmer head before use . I Rotating Top Shaft 180 ° INSTALLING THE SAFETY GUARD ( Figs . 4 and 4a ) 1 . Disconnect the trimmer from the power supply . Trimmer Head N from the power outlet BEFORE installing parts or cleaning the trimmer or I m _ akinWgARanNyINaGdju : stmTenotsa . void injury , ALWAYS turn off and disconnect the trimmer Motor Housing position Adjustment Air 2 . Turn the trimmer's motor housing head over to provide access to underside base Vents of the head by the cutting line spool . 3 . Locate the 4 screws in the base of the trimmer head and remove the screws ( see Fig . 4 ) . Safety Guard Bump - Feed Head Edge Guide Cutting Line 12 13
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ATTACHING THE AUXILIARY HANDLE cont . ( Fig . 6 and 6a ) INSTALLING THE SAFETY GUARD cont . ( Figs . 4 and 4a ) 4 . insert the edge of the guard into the slot along the back of the trimrner's head , carefullly NOTE : THE AUXILIARY HANDLE MUST BE ATTACHED to the trimmer shaft I lining the 4 screw holes in the guard up with the 4 screw holes in the trimmer head . before use . I 5 . insert screws and securely attach the safety guard ( see Fig . 4a ) . , / h WARNING : To avoid injury , ALWAYS turn off and disconnect the trimmer I from the power outlet BEFORE installing parts or cleaning the trimmer or NOTE : Safety Guard will only fit one way . I making any adjustments . I / K CAUTION : Line cutter on edge of safety guard is sharp . Use caution I Fig . 6 1 . Disconnect the trimmer from the power supply . when handling . I 2 . Unscrew the auxiliary handle's tightening knob ( counterclockwise ) and remove from handle . 3 . Position auxiliary handle onto handle bracket Fig . 4 Fig . 4a install Guard assembly located on trimmer's top - shaft ( see Fig . 6 ) . with 4 screws 4 . Position the knob and screw through the auxiliary handle and bracket , and tighten knob ( turn clockwise ) . Line Cutter Do not tighten completely until you have adjusted _ emove the auxiliary handle to your desired working position . 4 Screws z _ WARNING : To avoid injury , adjust the auxiliary handle for maximum / control and balance . DO NOT overreach when operating the trimmer . ALWAYS KEEP proper balance for better control of the tool in unexpected situations . J 2 Fig . 6a THE EDGE GUIDE ( Fig . 5 ) Fig . 5 Your trimmer comes with an Edge Guide that is handy for use as a cutting guide . it can be used to help keep the cutting line away from items you don't want cut , such as flowers , or damaged , such as fences or screens . Each end of the wire edge guide is force - efittedr's into a hole located on each side of the trimm head . To use the edge guide , pull ( force ) it down ADJUSTING THE AUXILIARY HANDLE ( Fig . 6a ) into the guide position as shown in Fig . 5 . 1 . The auxiliary handle's bracket can be moved up or down on the shaft and the auxiliary handle itself can be moved forward or backward into 4 different locked positions ( see Fig . 6a ) . 2 . When the handle is in desired position , turn knob and tighten securely . 14 15
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Trimmer Use as ADJUSTING THE HEIGHT TO USE TRIMMER FOR EDGING : ROTATE REAR HANDLE AND UPPER SHAFT 180 ° ( Fig . 7 and 7a ) ( Figs . 9 , 9a and 10 ) The Tdmmer's Telescopic Shaft Comes 1 . Disconnect the trimmer from the power supply . in the Collapsed Position 2 . To rotate the top shaft 180 ° , pull bottom collar down 1 . To raise the telescopic shaft , twist ( see Fig . 9 ) and rotate the top shaft with rear handle top collar ( counterclockwise ) to ( and auxiliary handle ) 180 % unlock , and pull ( extend ) top of 3 . Release bottom collar to lock shaft in place . shaft up , to desired height . 2 . Twist top collar ( clockwise ) to lock top shaft in place . Fig . 9 Fig . 9a Fig . 10 / _ / t Use as 3 . To lower or collapse the shaft simply ( coun [ e [ clockwise ) reverse the above steps , 1 and 2 . Edger _ ! ' . to unlock Fig . 7 Rotale to shaft , / re _ ease ADJUSTING THE CUTTING ANGLE ( Fig . 8 ) obotlomarck coltl Your trimmer has a 4 - position tilting head that easily adjusts to the desired working angle to for optimum operator control and comfort . To adjust the trimmer head angle : 1 . Disconnect the trimmer from the power supply . [ o ] II : 1ll : l i [ o ] ll / ' } k WARNING : To avoid injury , Fig . 8 ALWAYS turn off and disconnect the trimmer from the power outlet / N WARNING : To avoid injury , DO NOT carry the trimmer with your finger BEFORE installing parts or on the trigger switch . cleaning the trimmer or making any adjustments . A WARNING : If any part of the trimmer is missing or damaged , do not plug in the trimmer until the damaged part is repaired or replaced . 2 . Press the red trimmer head adjustment button on the PIGTAIL POWER CORD ( See Figs . 2 , 2a and 2b on page 11 ) motor housing ( see Fig . 8 ) . Your edger trimmer has a 12 - inch pigtail power cord . This cord must be attached to a proper 3 . Move the trimmer head to extension cord . Refer to page 11 , Figs . 2 , 2a and 2b for attaching extension cord . one of four different angles TURNING TRIMMER ON AND OFF and release the button . Head will click into position . Your edger / trimmer has an extended length ( 4 - finger ) ON / OFF trigger switch . Easily readjust the angle Turning Trimmer ON to a more comfortable or efficient position 1 . Plug the trimmer's pigtail power cord into extension cord . as needed . 2 . Plug extension into power outlet . 3 . Squeeze trigger switch to start trimmer . 4 . The trimmer will stay ON as long as the trigger switch is squeezed . Turning Trimmer OFF BE SURE you are not pressing in on the trigger switch . Failure to do so could 1 . Release the trigger switch to turn trimmer OFR / _ WARNING : BEFORE connecting your trimmer to the power outlet , result in accidental start - up , which may cause serious personal injury . 2 . Allow at least 5 seconds for the cutting spool ( line ) to stop rotating . 16 17
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TRIMMING AND EDGING ( Figs . 11 and 12 ) EXTENDING THE CUTTING LINE ( Fig . 13 and 13a ) When trimming , cut from left to right for cutting efficiency ; this throws the clippings away During operation , cutting lines shorten due to normal wear . For greater convenience and from the operator ( See Fig . 11 ) . efficiency , your trimmer has been equipped with a bump feed head that allows you to simply bump the trimmer head to extend the cutting lines while the trimmer is operating . To edge , rotate the shaft 180 ' ( See Page 17 , Figs . 8 and 9 ) . Place edge guide and trimmer Cutting line will wear faster and require more feeding if the cutting or edging is done along head above the surface you are going to edge , as shown in Fig . 12 . sidewalks or other abrasive surfaces or heavier weeds are being cut . While the trimmer is on and spinning , gently bump the spool housing on a firm surface Fig . 12 Fig . 11 ( hard ground or sidewalk ) . This should release additional cutting line from the spool . Use as a Use as 2 . If no line is released , bump the trimmer head more sharply or try bumping it on trimmer an edger a firmer surface . 3 . If there is no change in the cutting line length , un - plug the trimmer's pigtail power cord from the extension cord . After the trimmer head stops rotating , gently pull at the cutting lines manually . Once the lines are pulled out ( extended ) , plug the tdmmer's pigtail power cord into the extension cord and resume cutting . 4 _ If the cutting line still does not feed from Gloves the spool , the spool might be empty or the Fig . 13 cutting line may be tangled or jammed on the spool . Un - plug the trimmer's pigtail power cord from the extenson cord . After the trimmer head stops rotating , remove the spool ( see steps 1 through 3 in " Removing the Spool " on page 20 ) . If the line is tangled or jammed , untangle and replace the line ( see page 20 ) . i If the spool is empty , replace the spool ( see page 20 - 21 ) . t NOTE : ALWAYS keep the air vents on the trimmer head ( motor housing ) free Bump on firm surface _ . of obstructions when operating the trimmer . Z _ WARNING : The operation of any trimmer can result in FOREIGN OBJECTS from the power outlet BEFORE installing parts or cleaning the trimmer or BEING THROWN , which can result in personal injury or property damage . / _ WARNING : To avoid injury , ALWAYS turn off and disconnect the trimmer I making any adjustments . ALWAYS use proper safety equipment and keep bystanders safely away . 18 19
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TO REPLACE CUTTING LINE ( Fig . 14 ) FILLING SPOOL WITH REMOVE THE SPOOL Fig . 15 CUTTING LINE cont . ( Fig . 15 ) For easy spool replacement we recommend using Craftsman 71 - 85967 , bump feed 4 . When the wound cutting line reaches the RIGHT WRONG replacement spool with 0.065 cutting line . tt is factory wound for maximum reliability . eyeiets ( recesses ) , and cut the line . Temporarily 1 . Disconnect the trimmer from the power supply . Turn trimmer over park the line in the spool rail notch on one to access spool head cover . side of the spool as shown in Fig . t5 5 . Repeat the above procedure for the second / K WARNING : To avoid injury , ALWAYS turn off and disconnect the trimmer I cutting line on the lower section of the spool from the power outlet BEFORE installing parts or cleaning the trimmer or making any adjustments . 6 . Fit the spool onto the toot as described in I " REPLACE THE SPOOL " page 20 2 . Press the release tabs on the spool head cover and remove cover , pulling it straight Spool Head Cover Z _ CAUTION : Before you begin trimming , only use the appropriate type of I off of spool . Fig . 14 cutting line . Ensure that cutting line is present in both sections of the spool . 3 . Lift the spool out of the spool housing . ( Fig . 15 ) . I Release REPLACE THE SPOOL tabs 1 . Replace the spool with a new OPERATING TIPS factory pre - wound spool , Craftsman Spool 1 . 71 - 85967 , available from your Sears Before each use make sure the protective safety guard is securely installed . Rail store or other Craftsman outlet . Tighten the guard screws , but DO NOT over tighten . 2 . 2 . Insert the end of one line through Be sure to check the auxiliary handle before each use , to make sure it is firmly tightened into desired working position . an eyelet in the spool housing . Insert the other line through the 3 . Before trimming , inspect the area for string , wire , branches , rocks , toys , or other other eyelet . objects that could be entangled in or thrown by the cutting line . Cutting Line 3 . Insert the spool into housing and 4 . Stand with the cutting head tipped down at an angle in front , guiding the trimmer in a press it down gently until you feel semi - circular motion around you . it drop into place . Take care to keep 5 . Cut from left to right whenever possible . Cutting to the right improves the unit's cutting the line from becoming trapped efficiency and clippings are thrown away from the operator . under the spool . Spool 6 . To produce a smoothly trimmed area , move the trimmer in and out of the area being Rail 4 . Snap the spool head cover back on cut with constant speed and height . Notch and at the same time pull lines and 7 . Use only the tip of the cutting line to do the trimming , especially near walls and fences . be sure that they are released from Trimming with the side of the cutting line may overload the motor , wear out the line spool rail notch . " Eyelet faster , and break the line more often . FILLING SPOOL WITH CUTTING LINE 8 . DO NOT rest the trimmer spool on the ground while you are trimming . This will cause spool wear . You may wind new cutting line onto an empty 9 . spool . Replacement packs of 0.065 inch When cutting vegetation that is over 6 inches in height , work from top to bottom in small increments to avoid premature line wear or engine drag . ( 1.65mm ) Craftsman Cutting Line 71 - 85822 are available from your Sears store . 10 . When the trimmer is stopped and the spool stops rotating , the cutting line will relax and may recede . Feed extra cutting line before storing the trimmer to prevent losing 1 . Remove the empty spool from the toolL " the line in the spool housing . as describedin " REMOVETHE SPOO above . Cutting Line 11 . If the diameter of the cutting area gets smaller , the line is worn down and needs to be 2 . Remove any remaining cutting line from the spool . advanced . 3 . First wind new line onto the uppermost part of the spool . Feed 3 / 4 inch of cutting line 12 . If the trimmer is not cutting correctly , the cutting line may not be feeding properly . into one of the line anchoring slots . Wind the cutting line onto the spool in the direction Remove and rewind the line spool . of the arrow on the spool . Make sure to wind the line neatly and in layers Do not ( See FILLING SPOOL WlTH CUTTING LINE , pg . 20 ) . crisscross ( see Fig . 15 ) . 20 21
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z _ WARNING : To avoid injury , ALWAYS turn off and disconnect the trimmer are not recommended for this tool will be dangerous and can result in serious from the power outlet BEFORE installing line , cleaning the trimmer or making personal injury . Do not attempt to use fishing line or other lines that are not any adjustments . I _ WARNING : The use of attachments or accessories ( cutting line ) that recommended . GENERAL MAINTENANCE REPLACEMENT SPOOLS Keep your trimmer clean and in good repair for maximum long - lasting performance . Before each use , inspect the switch and cord for damage . Replace the spoof with a new pre - wound spoof ( Craftsman Spoof 71 - 85967 ) . Check for damaged , missing , or worn parts . Check for loose screws , misatignment , moving parts that are jammed , or any other conditions that may affect the operation , if abnormal REPLACEMENT CUTTING LINE vibration or noise occurs , turn off the tool immediately and have the problem corrected if you are replacing the cutting line , ONLY use nylon monofilament single - wound 0.065 line before further use . ( Craftsman Cutting Line 71 - 85822 ) . DO NOT use the trimmer if it has any broken parts . Have damaged , missing , worn or broken parts replaced before using trimmer . Line and spools are available at Sears Stores or other Craftsman outlets . Visit your local Sears store or other Craftsman outlets or shop sears . com / craftsman . z _ , WARNING : To avoid injury , ALWAYS turn off and disconnect the trimmer from the power outlet BEFORE installing line , cleaning the trimmer or making CLEANING I any adjustments . / K WARNING : To avoid injury , ALWAYS turn off and disconnect the trimmer I from the power outlet BEFORE installing line , cleaning the trimmer or making any adjustments . I NEED MORE HELP ? Z _ WARNING : To avoid damage or electric shock , DO NOT use strong I solvents or detergents on the plastic housing or plastic components . Certain Youq _ find the answer and a more on managemyhomeocom - for free ! household cleaners may damage plastic and may also cause a shock hazard . I = Find this and a [ [ your other product manuals online . , Get answers from our team of home experts , Wipe the outside of the trimmer with a dry , soft cloth . DO NOT hose down or wash the trimmer with water . Scrape the guard and spool = Get a personaUzed maintenance p [ an for your home . area to remove dried clippings and mud . Brush or blow dust , debris and grass clippings out of the air vents = Find information and tools to help with home projects . ALWAYS keep the air vents free from obstruction when operating the trimmer . home manage brought to y _ u by Sears 22 23
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15 - in . Weedwacker ® Electric Trimmer Model NO . 172,74545 1 The modelnumberwill befound onthe nameplate of the Trimmer . \ Alwaysmentionthe model numberwhen \ requestingpartsand servicefor your tool . \ \ \ 12 \ 60 ] I 120WV irinsgcheme o / 18 OV 6OHz so \ 32 \ \ o 10 _ 15 - in . Weedwacker ® Electric Trimmer The modelnumberwill befound onthe nameplateerwhen of the Trimmer . Always mentionthe modelnumb ModelNo , 172,74545 requestingpartsandservicefor your tool . Parts No , Parts No , Item No , [ Part Description Qty , Item No , Part Description Qty , GGT4502U - 1 GGT4502U - 30 1 Cable Assembly 1 3O Right Housing 1 GGT4502U - 2 Insulation Sheath GGT4502U - 31 2 1 31 Left Housing husk 1 3 GGT4502U - 3 Press Plate 1 32 GGT4502U - 32 1 Right Housing husk 4 GGT4502U - 4 2 33 GGT4502U - 33 1 Self Tapping Screw ( ST3 . gx13 ) Edging Space GGT4502U - 5 Switch GGT4502U - 34 Guard 5 1 34 1 GGT4502U - 6 Switch Button GGT4502U - 35 6 1 35 Cutting Blade 1 7 GGT4502U - 7 1 36 GGT4502U - 36 1 Spring 0.8X8.8X23 Cuting Head & Rivet 8 GGT4502U - 8 Left Handle 1 38 GGT4502U - 38 1 spring 1X13X29.5 GGT4502U - 9 GGT4502U - 39 B - 1 Nut 6 9 Right Handle 1 39 1 GGT4502U - 10 GGT4502U - 40 10 Self Tapping Screw ( ST3 . gx16 ) 24 40 Insulation Cap 1 11 GGT4502U - 11 Screw ( M4X32 ) 1 41 GGT4502U - 41 1 Winding Spool & Cutting Line 12 GGT4502U - 12 Nut 4 2 42 GGT4502U - 42 Bottom Cover 1 GGT4502U - 13 GGT4502U - 43 13 lighten Collar 1 43 Winding Spool decorateCover 1 GGT4502U - 14 GGT4502U - 45 Carbon Brush 14 Steady Handle Supper 1 45 2 15 GGT4502U - 15 1 46 GGT4502U - 46 Brush Holder 2 Steady Handle Cover 16 GGT4502U - 16 Pivot Release Lever 1 47 GGT4502U - 47 2 Brush Holder Assmebly GGT4502U - 17 Stud M6X65 GGT4502U - 48 Rivet 17 1 48 1 GGT4502U - 18 Nut 6 GGT4502U - 49 Rear Bracket 18 1 49 1 19 GGT4502U - 19 1 5O GGT4502U - 50 1 Telescope Tube Stator ( 120V ) 2O GGT4502U - 20 1 51 GGT4502U - 51 1 Spring line Washer ( _ - ) GGT4502U - 21 Swivel Shell Loc GGT4502U - 52 21 1 52 Washer ( _ ) 2 GGT4502U - 22 Swivel Cover Shell GGT4502U - 53 22 1 53 1 Armature ( 120V / 23 GGT4502U - 23 Swivel Shell Loc husk 1 54 GGT4502U - 54 2 Washer ( - - ) GGT4502U - 55 1 GGT4502U - 24 Swivel Cover Shell husk Bearing 608Z 24 1 55 GGT4502U - 56 Front Bracket 1 25 GGT4502U - 25 Lock Button 1 56 GGT4502U - 57 Stud M4X55 2 GGT4502U - 26 26 1 57 spring GGT4502U - 58 1 27 GGT4502U - 27 10 58 Washer byAxis Self Tapping Screw ( ST2 . 9xl 6 ) GGT4502U - 59 28 GGT4502U - 28 Screw ( M4X35 ) 1 59 Fixing Block 1 29 GGT4502U - 29 1 60 GGT4502U - 60 Left Housing metalSelfTappingScrew ( ST3xt0 )
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