2020 Oregon Catalog

Trimmers & Brushcutter Safety Information

Be certain that replacement cutting attachments are fitted prop- erly with regard to the direction of rotation, the size of the mount- ing bolt and the size of the arbor. Improperly mounted attachments can damage the machine or work loose and be thrown off, causing injury to the operator or bystanders. Do not mount any attachment on any trimmer or brushcutter without a solid, secure fit of all parts. Do not install Oregon trimmer heads on any trimmer capable of spinning the attachment faster than 10,000 RPM. And do not in- stall Oregon metal blades on any brushcutter capable of spinning the blade faster than 10,000 RPM. Speeds higher than these may cause the cutting attachment to break and fly apart, especially if they become damaged in use, with pieces possibly striking and injuring the operator or bystanders. Check the condition of cutting attachments frequently. Always replace cutting attachments that are cracked, bent, or warped— even if such damage appears to be superficial. Never attempt to repair damaged cutting attachments by welding or bending. There is a risk that damaged cutting attachments will fly apart, with pieces possibly striking and injuring the operator or bystanders. Always wear eye, face, ear, hand, leg, and foot protection during operation. These precautions reduce the risk of injury from noise or from material that may be thrown by the cutting attachment. Do not wear shorts or short-sleeved shirts. Wear safety glasses or similar eye protection. Keep bystanders and pets at least 50 feet (15m) away in all direc- tions. Always clear the work area of rocks, glass, wire, nails, or other foreign objects that can be picked up and thrown by the ro- tating cutting attachment. Trimmers and brushcutters can violently throw loose objects, or uncontrollably thrust away from objects they contact but cannot cut. Keep bystanders away. Sharpen or maintain the cutting attachment according to instruc- tions packaged with the attachment. A dull tool is more difficult to use. Failure to sharpen, or incorrect sharpening of metal blades, can lead to cracks that may result in breakage, exposing the operator and bystanders to the risk of serious personal injury. Use cutting attachments to cut only the types of material for which the attachment is designed. If used improperly, cutting at- tachments may become damaged and may break, increasing the risk of serious personal injury to the operator or bystanders. Diskonnect power to the trimmer/brushcutter before performing any service. There is always a risk that the cutting attachment will inadvertently be started if the machine is under power.

WARNING : High-speed cutting tools present risk of serious injury to operators or bystanders from thrown objects or from contact with rotating cutting attach- ments. Read and follow all instructions below for proper fitting and for safe and proper use of blades and trimmer heads.

Attention Dealers OREGON ® URGES YOU TO READ AND FOLLOW ALL OF THESE SAFETY GUIDELINES WHEN SELECTING, INSTALLING, SERVICING OR OPERATING ANY CUTTING ATTACHMENTS FOR TRIMMERS OR BRUSHCUTTERS. ENCOURAGE YOUR CUSTOMERS TO DO THE SAME. The application charts on the following pages are based on the best information available to Oregon at the time of printing. We take care that listed applications are accurate, but it is your responsibility to as- sure that Oregon cutting attachments are correctly and appropriately fitted to equipment you service. Some trimmers and brushcutters offer more than one cutting-attachment shield. Be sure to use the appropri- ate shield for the cutting attachment installed. Inadequate shielding can expose operators and bystanders to the risk of serious injury. Important safety and maintenance information is often printed on Oregon packaging. When installing new cutting attachments, do not diskard such packaging — give it to your customer. Trimmer/Brushcutter Safety Instructions Check that cutting-attachment shields are properly located and in good condition. Never remove, modify or in any way compromise the cutting-attachment shield to accommodate a cutting attach- ment, or for any other reason. The shield protects against inadver- tent contact with the cutting attachment and reduces the risk of the operator and bystanders being struck by objects that may be picked up and thrown violently by the rotating tool. Read and follow all instructions supplied by the manufacturer of the trimmer/brush- cutter. Manufacturers’ instructions include important additional information regarding safe use and proper maintenance procedures for their products. Rigid blades must be used only on brushcutters designed to ac- commodate blades. Never use a metal cutting attachment on a brushcutter without a shoulder harness, properly mounted bar- rier handlebar and cutting-attachment shield in good condition. Never remove the cutting-attachment shield. These features are designed to minimize the risk of inadvertent contact with the cutting blade, reduce the risk of injury to the operator and bystanders from thrown objects and to aid in control of the brushcutter. Contact with rigid blades can result in severe bodily injury.

Do not install metal blades on curved-shaft trimmers.

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Dual-griphandles w/shoulder straps

For safety reasons, metal blades should not be attached to straight or curved-shaft trimmers with a loop-handle . Use only nylon-line heads on these trimmers. Dual-grip handle bar type trimmers equipped with shoulder straps and proper cutting-attachment shields can accept either metal blades or nylon-line heads.

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Trimmers & Brushcutter Safety Information

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