Safe working procedures
Safety is very important to us: your safety during work and when using the brushcutter is one of the main aspects of our daily development work. For this reason, we have developed a comprehensive safety concept for working with STIHL brushcutters and cutting saws. Your STIHL brushcutter, for example, is equipped with specially developed safety components.
At the same time, your personal protective clothing and equipment is equally decisive for safe use of our products. Only the effective combination of these components offers you the maximum possible degree of safety when working.
Before you start work, you should observe, amongst other things, the following safety aspects:
Before starting work, check that your protective clothing and equipment is complete and fits well. Always wear protective goggles when working! We also recommend that you wear a face mask!
The correct safety area
An area with a radius of at least 15 metres around the person using the brushcutter must be kept clear of other persons and animals.
A clear view
Always take care where you cut. This is best done by keeping your eyes on the cutting tool. Always inspect rough terrain before starting work.
The right sound
Inspect your cutting tool regularly. In the case of grass-cutting blades, shredder blades and brush knives, you can check quickly for damage by tapping the tool with a metal object. If the tool rings clearly (like a bell), it is undamaged. If the sound is dull, the tool is damaged and must be replaced.
When you have used all of the mowing line on the spool, you can fill the spool again with a fresh line. We recommend that you use only original STIHL mowing lines for this. When winding the new line onto the spool, take care to keep it tight.
Before starting work, always read the operating instructions for your tool carefully. These tips and tricks are intended as a supplement to these instructions and do not replace them.