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IMPORTANT MANUAL Do Not Throw Away @ F _ / AY 8 Operator's Manual Model No . 257 . 796422 - 3 Wheels 257 . 796432 - 4 Wheels 257.796433 - 4 Wheels 358.796440 - - 4 Wheels Always Wear Eye Protection L @ / 8 / CRn FTSlVnl , No Mon . - Sat . 7 a . m , - 7 p . m . CST HOURS : [ Sun , 10 a . m . - 7 p . m . ELECTRIC EDGER WARNING : Read the Operator's Manual and DOUBLE INSULATED Follow All Warnings and Safety Instructions . Failure To Do So Can Result in Serious Injury . • Maintenance • Assembly • Operation • Repair Parts Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S , A . 530 - 082629 - 05 / 24 / 94 © 1994 , Sears , Roebuck and Co .
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FULL ONEYEARWARRAI ' _ I _ ON CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC EDGER MODELS 257.796422 , 257.796432 , 257.796433 fte _ Craftsman Electric Edger fails to perform properly due to a defect in material or workmanship within one ( 1 ) year from ate of purchase , Sears will repair or replace it , free of charge . This warranty does not cover the blade . WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BYRETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC EDGER TO THE NF _ AREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . SEARS , ROEBUCKAND CO . D / 817 WA HOFFMAN ESTATES , _ 60179 FULL TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC EDGER MODEL 358.796440 ONLY this Craftsman Electric Edger fails to perform properly due to a defect in material or workmanship within two ( 2 ) years from me aate of purchase , Sears will repair or replace it , free of charge . This warranty does not cover the 51ade . WARRANTY SERVICE tS AVAILABLE BYRETURNING THE CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC EDGER TO THE N _ ST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . SEARS , ROEBUCK AND CO . D / 817 WA HOFFMAN ESTATES , IL 60179 TABLE OF CONTENTS : WARNINGS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . 3 USING YOUR UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES - : KNOW YOUR UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i0 PRE - OPERATION CHECKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 PARTS AND SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 SPECIFICATIONS MODEL : 257.796422 257.796432 & 257.796433 358.796440 MOTOR : _ 19.5 ] _ P , Pe _ ent Mac - net " 1.50 ' HP , Pemanent M _ et 1 _ Permanent Magnet , 11 i iiii VOLTAGE : 120 Volts A . C . 120 Volts . _ _ C . 120 Volts A . C . AMPS : 6.0 8.0 7.5 , , , , , L , , , . . . . . . . , , . . . . . . . CUTTING DEPTH : 1 Inch Maximum 1 - 1 / 4 Inch Maximum : 1 - 1 / 4 Inch Maximum Man _ un _ r the following UoS . patent : 4,463 , _ 4 . TRIGGER SWITCH BLADE GUARD CONTROL AIR HANDLE VENTS CORD EDGE GUIDE BLADE MODEL 257.796422 has only one front adjusting wheel / PIVOT LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL TO POINT OUT [ - w < LOCI41NGBAR IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS . IT MEANS ' _ TTENTION ! BE ALERT ! YOUR WHEEL t SAFETY IS INVOLVED . " LOCKING BUTTON FRONT - ADJUSTMENT WHEEL - 2 -
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A WARNINGS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS A WARNTNG : When using electric edgers , basic safety precautions should always be followed to re - duce the risk of fire , electric shock , and personal injury . Read all instructions ( see additional safeW instructions throughout this manual ) . _ k DANGER : THIS POWER TOOL CAN BE DANGERO US ! This unit can cause serious injury includin _ g amputat _ ion or _ blindness to the operator and others . The w . arnin . gs and safety instructions in . this - manual must be followed to provide reasonable s . . afety and efficiency m using this unit . The operator mreera - sponsible for following the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the unit . Read the entire Op tor's Manual before assembling and using this unit ! Restrict the use of this power t0ol to pers0ns who read , understand , and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the unit , A WARN'ING BLADE CAN THROW OBJECTS VIO _ NTLY . - YOU CAN BE BLINDED t OR INJURED . Eye Protection Boots - WEAR EYE PROTECTION . 60 Foot A WARNING Hazard Zone . HAZARD ZONE FOR THROWN OBJECTS - BLADE CAN THROW OBJECTS VIOLENTLY . - OTHERS CAN BE BLIN'DED OR INJURED . - KEEP PEOPLE AND ANIMALS 3O FEET AWAY . ALLOW BLADE TO BLADE ROTATES STOP BEFORE MOMENTARILY A WARNING REMOVING IT AFTER THE FROM THE CUT . BLADE ROTATES MOMENTARILY . SWITCH IS 2ELE _ _ SED - THE BLADE CAN SERIOUSLY CUT YOU OR OTHERS . - ALLOWBLADE TO STOPBEFORE REMOVING ITFROM THE CUT A WARNING CUTTING BLADE CAN CUT THE EXTENSION CORD . - A CUT EXTENSION CORD CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ELECTRICAL SHOCK TO YOU OR OTHERS . - KEEP THE EXTENSION CORD AWAY FROM THE CUTTING BLADE . A WARNING READ OPERATOR " SMANUAL . - FOLLOW ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS . - FAILURE TO DO SO CAN Operator's Labels Manual RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY . If situations occur which are not covered in this manual , use care and good judgment . If you need assistance , contact your nearest Sears Service Center or call the CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE HOTLINE at 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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ARNINGS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . ( Continued ) 12 . Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter ( GFCI ) dprotection _ , OPERATOR SAFETY should be provided on the circuit or outlet robe use for 1 . DRESS PROPERLY - - Always wear safety glasses or this unit . Receptacles are availablheavingbuilt - in GFCI , similar eye protection when operating , servicing , or per - protection and may be used for this measure of safetF . forming maintenance on your _ t . Always wear a face 13 . TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK - mask or dust mask if operation is dusty . Always wearot This unit has a polarized plug . This plug will fit a polar - heavy , long pants , long sleeves , boots , and gloves . Do n ized outlet of extension cord only one way . If the plug doeses : go barefoot or wear short pants , short sleeves , sandals , • not fit fully in the outlet , reverse the plug . If it still do jewelry , loose clothing , or clothing with loosely hangingng not fit , contact a qualified electrician to install the proper : straps , ties , tassels , etc . ; they can be caught in movi outlet . Do not change the plug in any way . parts . Secure hair so it is above shoulder length . Being A UNIT SAFETY fully covered will help protect you from pieces of toxicld plants such as poison ivy thrown by the blade , which cou 1 . DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR UNIT - Inspect entire be more of a hazard than touching the plant itself . unit and extension cord before each use . Have tdamageder . 2 . STAYALERT - Do not operate unit when you are tired , parts repaired or replaced by your Sears Service Cenplace Make sure a ! l fasteners , handles , and guards are in ill , or under influence of alcohol , drugs , or medication . and securely fastened . A guard or other part that is dam - Watch what you are doing ; use common sense . 3 . AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING OF THE UI ' _ IT aged should be properly repaired or replaced by a Sears Service Center . - Never carry the unit with your finger on the switch . 2 . Throw away blades that are bent , warped , cracked , bro - Keep your hands and fingers away from the switch when ken , or damagedin any other way . Before usingyour unit , connecting the extension cord . have your Sears Service Center repair or replace parts 4 . DANGER - RISK OF CUT - KEEP HANDS AND nFEETot AWAY FROM BLADE AND CUTTING AREA - Do that are cracked , chipped , broken , or damaged in any oth - er way . attempt to clear away cut material when the blade is in 3 . Use only genuine replacement blades and accessories ase motion . Make sure switch is in the off position and thea - recommended for this unit . Disconnect unit from th power source is disconnected when removingjammed m power supply before changing the blade . terial from the cutting blade . Do not grab or hold unit by 4 . Install required blade guard properly before using the the cutting blade . unit . Keep blade guard in good working orden 5 . CAUTION - Blade moves momentarily after the switch is turned off . A EDGI VG SAFETY 1 . Inspect the area to be edged before each use . Remove ob - A ELECTRICAL SAFETY 1 . Use only a 120 A . C . voltage supply as shown on the name plate of the unit . 2 . KEEP CHILDREN AWAY - Keep others including chit . 2 . Avoid dangerous situations . Do not use in the presence of - dren , animals , bystanders and helpers outside the 60 foot flammable liquids or gases to avoid creating a fire or ex ( 20 meter ) Hazard Zone . Stop the unit immediatelyifyou plosion and / or causing damage to unit . are approached . 3 . WAltZING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRI - 3 . Always keep the unit in front of your body . CAL SHOCK - Do not use in rain , in damp or wet loca - 4 . Hold the unit firmly with both hands . tions , or around swimming pools , hot tubs , etc . Do not ex - 5 . DO NOT OVERREACH OR USE FROM UNSTABLE pose to snow , rain , or water to avoid the possibility of elec - SUPPORT - Keep fn - m footing and balance at all times . trical shock . 6 . Keep the wheels in contact with the ground . 4 . WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRI - 7 . Do not raise the unit above the ground . The blade can CAL SHOCK - - Use extension cords specifically marked come dangerously close to your body . as suitable for outdoor appliances having an electrical rat - 8 . Always push unit slowly over ground . Stay alert for un , ing not tess than the rating of the unit . The cord must be even sidewalks , holes in terrain , large roots , etc . marked with the suffix ' ¢ W - A . " Use a polarized cord . Make 9 . DO NOT FORCE UNIT - It will do the job better and sure your extension cord is in good condition . An under - with less likelihood of a risk of injury at the rate for whichbs sized extension cord wi ! l cause a drop in line voltage re - it was designed . Use the right appliance . Use only for jo sulting in loss of power and overheating . If in doubt , use explained in this manual . the next heavier gauge . The smaller the gauge cnumbert A MAINTENANCE SAFETY the heavier the cord ( NOTE : Figure 2 shows the corre 1 . MAINTAIN UNIT WITH CARE - Maintain unit accord - size to be used depending on the cord length ) . ing to recommended procedures . Keep blade and blade 5 . DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR UNIT - Inspect insu - lation and connectors on unit and extension cord before guard clean to reduce the risk of injury . 2 . Never start unit with blade guard removed ; blade can fly each use . If there is any damage , do not use until damage off or canthrow objects and cause serious injury . is repaired by your SEARS Service Center _ epartment . 3 . DISCONNECT THE UNIT FROM THE POWER 6 . REPLACE OR REPAIR DAMAGED CORDS - have SOURCE before performing maintenance . damaged cords repaired or replaced by your SEARS Ser - vice Center . 4 . Use only genuine SEARS replacement parts as recom - mended . 7 . DON'T ABUSE CORD - Never carry unit by the exten - 5 . Have all maintenance and service not explained in this sion cord or yank extension cord to disconnect the unit . manual performed by your Sears Service Centen 8 . To reduce the possibility of the extension cord disconnect - 6 . Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other liq - ing from the unit during operation , tie the power cord onn - uid . Clean the unit and labels with a damp sponge . Keep the unit to the extension cord as shown in Figure 3 . . I handles dry , clean , and free from oil and grease . sert the cord socket on the unit into hhe extension cord re - ceptacle . A TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE 9 . Do not use unit if the switch does not turn the unit on and 1 . Hand carrythe unit with the motor stopped and the blade off properly . Repairs to the switch must be made by your away from your body . Sears Service Center . 2 . Do not grasp or hold the exposed cutting blade . 10 . Keep extension cord clear of operator and obstacles at all 3 . Unplug unit before storing ; secure unit when transport - times . Do not expose the cord to heat , off , water , or sharp ing it in a vehicle . edges . 4 . Store unit so the blade cannot accidentally cause injury . 11 . Avoid any body contact with any grounded conductor , The unit can be hung by the handle . such a metal pipes or wire fences , to avoid the possibility 5 . STORE UNIT INDOORS - Store unit unplugged in a of electric shock . high , dry place out of reach of children .
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II I II I I III II II ] t JL _ JlLIJlJ I I ] II i KNO YOUR UNIT illll i i iiim iii iii II II Ill I In I I A . CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase ofa NOTE : The edger is packaged with the motor in a SEARS Craftsman Edger . It has been designed , en - shipping position . Rotate the motor to the operating gineered and manufactured to give you the best pos - position before using your unit . sible dependability and performance . Should you experience any problems you cannot eas - ily remedy , please contact your nearest SEARS Ser - vice Center / Department . SEARS has competent , well trained technicians and the proper tools to ser - vice or repair this unit . Please read and retain this manual . The instruc - tions will enable you to assemble and maintain you unit properly . Always observe the ' _ Warnings and Safety Instructions ? ' B . INTRODUCTION / Your unit will edge sidewalks , driveways , and curbs precisely and neatly . C . UNPACKIrqG INSTRUCTIONS 1 . After removing the contents from the carton , check the parts against the carton contents list . 2 . Examine the parts for damage . Do not use dam - agaed parts . 3 . If a part is missing or damaged , immediately notify your SEARS store or call our CUSTOMER ASS - IST , aAZCE HOTLINE at 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . D . CARTON CONTENTS KEY NO . QTY . 1 1 . Edger / Handle / Tube Assembly - - Operator's Manual ( not shown ) . . . . . - - Loose Parts Bag ( not shown ) LOOSE PARTS BAG CONTENTS : 2 . Screw 2 3 . Locknut 2 / L J I IlII III II JlJlLII I I I I I IIIIIIIIIIIII E . DOUBLE INSUIATION CONSTRUCTION This unit is Double Insulated to help protect A WARNING against electric shock . Double insulation con - All electrical repairs to this unit , including struction consists of two separate " layers " of electri - housing , switch , motor , etc . , must be diagnosed cal insulation instead of grounding . and repaired by qualified service personnel . Re - Tools and appliances built with a double insulation placement parts for a double insulated system are not intended to be grounded . No ground - appliance must be identical to the parts they re - ing means is provided on this unit , nor should a place . A double insulated appliance is marked : means of grounding be added to this unit . As a result , with the words " DOUBLE INSULATION " or the extension cord used with your unit can be plugged " DOUBLE INSUI _ TED . " The symbol ( square into any standard 120 volt electrical outlet . within a square ) [ ] may also be marked on the Safety precautions must be observed when op - erating any electrical tool . The double insulation appliance . Failure to have the unit repaired by SEARS service personnel ean cause the double system only provides added protection against injury insulation construction to become ineffectiw resulting from an internal electrical insulation fail - llre . and result in serious in _ ur _
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I IIII I IIIII I III IIIIIIIII I IIII IIIIIIIIIIIIII III IIIIIIIII II I IIIIIII I II I I I I II IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ASSEMBLY i / illlUllllllllUUillllllililili i ii i iiiiii i i i li i iii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiii ( If unit is received assembled , repeat all steps in this section to be sure assembly is correct . ) A . PREPARATION This Operator's Manual has been developed to help you assemble the unit and to provide its safe opera - Screw T tion . It is important that : you read the entire manua ! Upper Outer to become faznfliar with the unit before you begin as - Tube r Tube Screw sembly . 1 . Read your Operator's Manual 2 . Tools you will need : - Phillips Screwdriver - Adjustable Wrench B . TUBE AS SEMBLY 1 . Remove the two shipping plugs from the tubes . 2 . Slide the outer tube down the upper tube and over the end of the lower tube . Figure 1 . Align thein screw hole in the outer tube with the screw hole the lower tube . Figure I . 3 . Insert screw through the aligned holes . Figure 1 . Shipping plugs 4 . Align the screw hole in the outer tube with the located here . screw hole in the upper tube . Figure 1 . Figure 1 5 . Insert screw through the aligned holes . Figure 1 . 6 . Thread locknuts onto screws and tighten securely . m ii i iJU C . EXTENSION CORD the plug does not fit fully into the extension cord , reverse the cord . If it still does not fit , make sure you have a po - 1 . Use only a 120 A , C . voltage supply as shown larized extension cord . If the extension cord does not fit on nameplate of the unit to power your edger . into the outlet , reverse the cord . If it still does not fit into 2 . The extension cord used to reach the pow - er source must be : the outlet , contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet . Do not change the plug or socket of the a . Specifically marked as suitable for out - _ t0r extension cord in any way . door use . The cord must be marked with the IVHI ' _ IMUM WIRE GAUGE suffix " TC - A . " b . Heavy enough to carry current from RECOMMENDATIONS the power source the full length of the VOLTS 25 FT 50 FT . 100 FT . 150 FT . . . . . . . . extension cord to the unit . Otherwise , 120 18 16 14 12 loss of power and overheating can occur caus - A . W . G . * A . W . G . * A . W . G . * A . W . G . * ing damage to the unit . Refer to Figure 2 for • _ v _ Figure 2 minimum wire gauge recommendations . The cord must be marked with the proper wire Power Plug Extension gauge . ( Appropriate extension cords are available . ) Do not use multiple cords . on Unit x Cord c . In good condition . Cord insulation must be intact with no cracks or deterioration . Plug connectors must be undamaged . 3 . Secure extension cord to unit as follows : a . Tie the power plug on the unit to the exten - sion cord as shown in Figure 3 . b . Insert plug into cord socket . Figure 3 . To reduce the risk of electric shock , this Unit has a polar - ized plug ( one blade is wider than the other ) . This plug Figure 3 will fit into a polarized extension cord only one way . If III I [ I I IIII III I PRE - OPERATION CHECKS lit Illlll I I Illll cracked , broken , or damaged in any other way before using the unit . Review all Warnings and Safety Instructions in t _ WARNING ! 3 . Use only genuine SEARS edger blades and this manual . accessories . Never use saw blades . Before operating your unit , always : 4 . Use only with the blade guard properly at - 1 . Inspect the entire unit before each use . Re - tached . place damaged parts . Make sure all fasteners are 5 . Make sure blade is properly installed and in place and securely fastened . securely fastened . Refer to " CUSTOMER RE - SPONSIBILITIES . " 2 . Throw away blades that are bent , warped , 6
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II II IIIIII II II III IIIIII II III IJJlIWL Ill I I IUl J I I IHII I fillI II II Ill USING YOUR UNIT ILIIIII | n n nnnn IJlNmlllll IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I IIII II A DANGER - THIS POWER UNIT CAN BE DANGEROUS ! Tm _ s urdt can cause serious injury including amputation or blindness to the operator and ot _ ers . The warnings and s ety instructions _ _ this m _ ual must be followed toprovide reasonable safety and efficiency in using this unit . The operator zs responsible for fbllowi'ng the war _ . ' ngs and instructions in this manual and on the unit . Read the entire Operator's Manual before us m . g this ! t ! Restrict the use of _ this unit to persons who read , understand , ana _ ouow _ ne warmngs aria mstTuctions in _ nis manual and on the unit . A . EDGER SAFETY 1 . OPERATOR SAFETY 3 . EDGING a _ Read the entire Operator's Manual before a . Inspect the area to be cut before each use . assembling and using this unit ! Restrict the Remove objects ( rocks , broken glass , nails , wire , use of this unit to persons who read , under - string , etc . ) which can be thrown or become en - tangled in the blade . stand , and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the unit . b . Always keep the unit in front of your bod _ Hold handle firmly with both hands . Figure 4 . b . Always wear a safety face shield or gog - c . Keep firm footing and balance . Do not gles . The blade guard will not prevent rocks over - reach . and debris from being thrown or ricocheting d . Keep wheels in contact with the ground . into the eyes and face which can result in loss of e . Do not raise motor above your waist . The vision or serious injur _ . See the ' _ Accessories " blade can come dangerously close to your body . section . f . Direct the discharge of debris away _ from c . Always wear heavy , longpants , boots ' and people , animals , glass , and solid objectsin - gloves . Do not go barefoot or wear short pants , SUChas trees , automobiles , walls , etc . The sp sandals , jewelry , loose clothing , or clothing with ning blade may cause rocks , dirt , sticks , etc . , to be thrown or to ricochet which may hurt people loosely hanging straps , ties , tassels , etc . ; they or animals , break glass , or cause other damage . can be caught in moving parts . Secure hair so it g . Do not use edger on graveled surfaces or is above shoulder length . Being fully covered in extremely muddy areas . will help protect you from pieces of toxic plants h . Always push the unit slowly over oroughles such as poison ivy thrown by the trimmer head ground . Stay alert for uneven sidewalks , h which could be more of a hazard than touching in the terrain , or other similar conditions . the plant itself . i . Use only for jobs explained in this manual . d . Do not operate this unit when you are tired , ill , or under the influence of alco - hol , drugs , or medication . Eye Protection e : Hold the unit firmly with both hands . 2 . UNIT a . Inspect the entire unit before each use . Have damaged parts repaired or replaced by qu - alified service personnel . Make sure all fasten - ers are in place and securely fastened . b . Be sure the blade guard is properly at - tached . The blade guard must be installed when using the unit . c . Make sure the blade is properly installed and securely fastened . d . Rest rear wheels on ground , supporting blade off ground away from trees , bushes , onlookers , etc . Do not allow the blade to make contact until you are ready to begin edging . B . OPERATING POSITION Your unit has two operating positions , as follows : one for edging , one for trenching . To set the operating position , do the followin _ 1 . Squeeze the pivot locking bar and pivot the motor to the desiredposition . Figure 5 . Release the piv - ot locking bar , making sure the motor locks into position . 2 . Pivot the front wheel position to correspond to theg rear wheel position by squeezing the pivot lockin Pivot bar and rotating the front wheel assembly . Fig - Locking Bar ure 5 . Make sure the front wheel assembly locks into position . Figure 5 7
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C . SETTING THE DEPTH To set edging / trenching depth , do the following : Press wheel locking button and pivot the wheel to the de - a WARNING [ sired position _ Figure 6 . Release the wheel locking but - Never attempt to adjust the depth adjusting [ ton , making sure the wheel is in the locked position . wheel when the motor isrunning . Always stop [ the motor , wait until the blade stops turning , [ and disconnect the unit from the power source [ Wheel Locking Button before making adjustments . [ Your edger is equipped with three cutting positions Cuttingn which help control the depth of edging and trenching . Positio i Adjust to the following positions to compensate for blade wear : Cutting Position 1 - First edging cut or re - cut after sev - Cutting eral wee _ . Position2 \ ( . _ " Cutting Position 2 - Maintain initial cut - compensate for blade wear - slightly deeper cut than # 1 . Cutting f ! Cutting Position 3 - Maintain initial cut - compensate for blade wear - slightly deeper cut than # 2 . Position3 - - . . _ I , ! IMPORTANT : Do not use cutting positions 2 and 3 for Figure6 first cuts , or you may overload the motor , shorten - Lug it's life . la pllllll i i ii i llllll i D . OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Blade Rotates Stop Rotat - Momentarily ing Blade by After the Contact with Switch is Released A WARNING ® Figure 7 1 . Allow the motor to reach full speed before entering the material to be cut . The blade has maximum cutting power at htl ! speed and is less 3 . Always release the switch and allow motor to stop when not cutting . likely to bind or stall . 2 . If blade does not turn when switch is acti - 4 . To stop the motor , release the switch ; allow vated , make sure it is not stuck or bound by blade to stop turning before removing it from the debris . cut . Figure 7 . : . : HI . . HmHI I H iHIHI I . I , , H HHllll . lml . I V , , . . . . . E . OPERATING TIPS 7 . If blade stalls , immediately raise the blade from the cut by lowering the handle . If blade continues to stall • As you become fam _ ar with your edger , you will be able when raised , stop the unit , disconnect the power to determine your own operating pace . Conditions such source , open the blade guard cover , and inspect blade as depth of cut , angle of cut , and material being cut will area for blockage or damage . Clean the blade area of regulate the speed and time requ _ ed for your edging job . mud / grass and close the blade guard cover . EDGING ( Figure 8 ) - - yields precise , close cutting around sidewalks , driveways , patios , etc . TRENCHING ( Figure 9 ) - - provides a wider cut or EDGING trench around sidewalks , driveways , patios , etc . . Trenching removes more material and therefore in - creases motor load . Be careful to cut slowly to avoid motor stalling or overload . 1 . Allow the blade to reach full speed before placing the blade in the cut . Be careful to cut slowly to avoid mo - tor stalling or overload . Figure 8 2 . If the area to be edged has never been cut or several : weeks have passed since the last cut , then use the cut - ting position 1 . Figure s6 . traight TRENCHING 3 . Keep your edging path by guiding the depth adjusting wheel fiat on walkway . Figure 8 . 4 . Always work going away from people and solid ob - jects such as walls , large stones , trees , automobiles , etc . 5 . Be careful when edging near trees or valuable plants . The high speed metal blade may cut roots and cause damage to the plants . 6 . Always keep blade area clean . Stop the unit , make sure blade has completely stopped turning , and dis - Figure 9 connect unit from the power source before cleaning . 8
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II IIIIIIIII II I II IIIIIII III I llllll iiiiiiii I IIIIII I minim lull I l IIIIII II I II SERVICE - CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Jllll II III I II n III il ii mill IIII _ IUI [ [ IIIIIIII IIIIUI A . MAINTENANCE SAFETY 4 . Replace blade parts that are cracked , 1 . Maintain the unit according to recom - chipped , broken , or damaged in any other way before using the unit . mended procedures . 2 . Never start the unit with the blade guard re - 5 . Use only genuine SEARS replacement moved . The blade can throw debris , which can paints as recommended . result in serious injury . 6 . Inspect the entire unit . Replace damaged 3 . Disconnect power source before perform - parts . Make sure all fasteners are in place and se - ing maintenance . curely fastened . I l IIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIUIIIlIIIIilIIIIIIUlIIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIII I I III I lj l B . MAINTENANCE - BLADE L A WAP _ xrING I Latch Front Bhde The blade will spin momentarily after the motor I Wheel Guard stops . Make sure the blade has stopped _ glource and disconnect the unit from the power s i before performing work on the blade . [ Wear protective gloves when . . . . . h . . andling or performing maintenance on the blade to help avoid injury . • Use the proper replacement blade . Contact your SEARS Store for the proper part number . • The blade is reversible . When the cutting edge on one side becomes worn , turn the blade over . Figure 10 • Check blade for flatness periodically . Lay the blade on a fiat surface and inspect the blade for Mounting Bolt \ flatness . Throw away a blade that is not flat . A WARNING , ' . . . . . . I Always replace a blade that is bent , warped , [ Lockstrap cracked , broken , or damaged in any other way . [ [ Never attempt to straighten and re - use a dam - aged blade . Use only the specified replacement [ Washer _ blade . _ I To reverse or replace blade , do the following : Hex 1 . Disconnect the unit from the power source . Nut 2 . Push the latch toward the front wheel and open Figure 1 ! the blade guard cover . Figure 10 ( inset ) . 7 . Replace lockstrap , washers , and hex nuts . Fig - 3 . Bend the tabs on the lockstrap away from the hex ure 11 . Tighten hex nuts securely . nuts . Figure 10 . 8 . Bend tabs on lockstrap toward the hex nut . 4 . Remove the hex nuts , washers , lockstrap , and blade from the unit . Figure 11 . 9 . Close the blade guard cover , making sure the latch is properly locked . 5 + Clean all parts and check for damage . Replace damaged parts . I CAUTION : I Do not use the unit without the t Reverse or replace blade ; then , set it into position blade guard cover closed and the latch over both mounting bolts . Figure 11 . properly locked . NOTES
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I II III I i i I i I IJ i I ill IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII TROUBLE SHOOTING C ART . . . . IIII l ill ii II i l ii il i illi Illil i i illlii II i lii ilili iiiiiIiIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIiiII SYMFrOM CAUSE REMEDY , m , , m , . m , , , 1 J . , . Blade stops under a a . Forcing blade into material being c _ t . Cut at a slower pace . load or does not b . Depth adjustment set too low . b . Raise edger by altering depth adjustment . turn when switch e . Blade guard clogged with debris . c . Clean blade guard area . is pressed . d . Edge guide bent toward blade . d . Replace edge guide . e . Unit unplugged . e . Plug unit into astandard 120 volt outlet . f . None of the above . f . Contact your SEARS Service Center ! Dept . m , , , , , Jmnlm 11 , a . Incorrect Blade _ lade worn too short . Blade turns but a . Replace blade . will not cut . b , Depth Adjustment set too high . b . Lower edger by altering depth adjustment . c . Neither of the above . c . Contact your SEARS Service Center ! Dept . , , m , , , , U , , LV , , . , . , . , . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . 1 . . 1 . . , . , . , . 1 . , 11 , , 1 , , Edger drags ground a . Edger depth adjustment set too low , a . Raise edger by altering depth adjustment . or cuts too deep . b . Depth adjustment mechanism ( s ) or b . Contact your SEARS Service Center / Dept . wheel mount ( s ) broken . c . Neither of the above . c . Contact your SEARS Service Center / Dept . I I I II I I I IIIIIII III I I I SAFETY GOGGLES BLADE EXTENSION COP _ NOTES - 10 -
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The Model Number can be found on the decal below the top handle . The Serial Number is located on the rear swivel . Always mention the Model Number when requesting service or repair parts for your unit . All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears Service Center and most Sears Stores . WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS ALWAYS GIVE THE FOLLOW - Operator's ING INFORMATION AS SHOWN IN THIS LIST : Manual 1 . The PART NUMBER 3 . The PART DESCRIPTION 2 . The MODEL NUMBER 4 . The NAME OF ITEM - - Model No . 257.796422 - 3 Wheels ELECTRIC EDGER 257.796432 - 4 Wheels 257.796422 - 3 Wheels 257.796433 - 4 Wheels 358.796440 - 4 Wheels 257.796432 - - 4 Wheels If the parts you need are not stocked locally , your order will be trans - 257.796433 - - 4 Wheels mitted to a Sears Repair Parts Distribution Center for handling . 358.796440 - - 4 Wheels When you buy merchandise from Sears you get an extra value _ hat How to Order nobody else can offer - - Sears Service . Repair Parts Across town or across the cram - try , Sears Service is always near , providing trustworthy , compe - REPAIR SERVICE tent service technicians using 1 - 800 - 4 - REPAIR only Sears specified factory parts . ( 1 - 800 - 473 - 7247 ) ORDERING PARTS 1 - 800 - FON - PART ( 1 - 800 - 366 - 7278 ) Your Sears Merchandise takes on added value when you discover that Sears has Service Units throughout the country . Each is staffed by Sears - Trained , professional technicians using Sears approved methods . 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 HOURS : Men . - Sat . 7 a . m . - 7 p . m . CST Sun . 10 a . m . - 7 p . m . i ill i i Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A . i ] i i PRINTED IN U . S . A .
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0534101800 Carton
0530-082629 Owner's manual
1534895701 Power cord
10534235901 Nut
11534434406 Lower tube
12534036617 Warning label
13530401334 Rear swivel
14534174501 Screw
15534236800 Rear wheel
16534121000 Push nut
17534222402 Screw
18534781001 Rear axle
19534396415 Latch release
2534235901 Nut
20530401330 Motor cover housing
21530401217 Motor cover label
22534222400 Screw
23534790301 Screw
24534560102 Clamp
25534689505 Fan
26534246704 Retaining ring
27534136401 Screw
28564699905 Air plate
29534705000 Motor assembly
3534234225 Handle top and bottom
30534261500 Nut
31534159400 Harness protector
32534136100 Washer
33534240003 Front wheel
34534781012 Front axle
35530401332 Front swivel
36530401333 Arm wheel pivot
37534396705 Pivot lock button
38534424700 Spring
39534396901 Edge guide
4534193004 Trigger switch
40534424501 Screw
41534396305 Side plate latch
42534222404 Screw
43534136402 Screw
44534135205 Blade assembly
45534396805 Side guard plate
46534488800 Screw
47534327200 Hinge pin
48534758000 Washer
49530401219 Label
5534434405 Upper tube
50534101162 Harness assembly
51534561000 Terminal cap
52534710001 P.c. bridge
53534134500 Resister
54534488700 Washer
55534135901 Bolt
56534135605 Insulating sleeve
57534135400 Clutch plate
58534136300 Washer
59534238900 Washer
6534790300 Screw
60534135500 Clutch sleeve
61534135305 Fan
62534205300 Blade
63534135700 Lock strap
64534136600 Lockwasher
65534136200 Nut
66534134700 Tie strap
67534134704 Tie strap
68534253201 Wire nut
69534742400 Washer
7534790302 Screw
70530401331 Blade cover housing
8534174502 Screw
9534434302 Outer tube
0534101800 Carton
0530-082629 Owner's manual
1534228704 Screw
10534705800 Endbell assembly (brush)
11534704700 Gear/shaft assembly
12534706200 Cover assembly
13534136405 Screw
14534713000 Lockwasher
15534702400 Washer (as required)
2534207103 Enbell assembly (drive)
3534620002 Washer
4534227005 Field assembly
5534246704 Retaining ring
6534706001 Armature assembly
7534706300 Clip
8534689900 Brush holder
9534696600 Brush assembly