Because the cutting attachment rotates counter-clockwise, a right-to-left cutting motion is recommended. The advantage of this method is that the trimmings fall on the cut area.
Trimming for Long Grass
When working in very long grass or tough weeds, two passes are recommended. An initial pass, right to left, cuts the top of the grass. Then, a lower pass, left to right, removes the remaining grass. The trimmings will discard to the left.
Mowing Large, Flat Areas
The best way to cut large areas is to use the square method. Divide the area to be mown into squares, and then work along the outsides toward the center.
Mowing on a Hill - The Strip Method
The strip method is a good way to mow a slope. Cut a strip parallel to the slope, and then return along the swath. Then cut the next strip above and repeat.
Trimming Around Obstacles
The "mowing line" created by the trimmer is the best way of navigating right up to trees or bushes without damaging them. If several plants are growing close together, try to clear around them before mowing. To do that, use the deflector on your brushcutter as a guide. Place the deflector up against the base of the tree or bush and use it to guide you as you move. That protects the trunk while mowing the area around it.
When putting on the harness, the spring hook should be about a hand’s width below your right hip.
Suspend the machine from the eyelet using the spring hook.
Adjust the handles and push the carrying ring along the shaft until the brushcutter is balanced. The cutting attachment should be just above the ground. The optimum cutting angle is automatically achieved when the machine is balanced.
The correct brushcutter position is with your arms slightly bent and your wrists straight. Please refer to your product’s Instruction Manual for specific tips on using the circular saw blade.
First, put on the shoulder strap and attach the hook to the carrying ring on the machine. The hook should be about a hand’s width below your right hip.
Always hold the trimmer / brushcutter with both hands. Your left hand should be on the loop handle and your right hand on the shaft handle.