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9833 ComfortCut 550 Electric Hedge Trimmer
Owner’s Manual
GARDENA 9833 ComfortCut 550 Electric Hedge Trimmer

GARDENA 9833 ComfortCut 550 Electric Hedge Trimmer - icon 1ComfortCut 550/50 Art. 9833
ComfortCut 600/55 Art. 9834
PowerCut 700/65 Art. 9835

Operating Instructions
Electric Hedge Trimmer 


The initial language of these instructions is English. Other language versions are translations of the initial instructions.
This product is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the product by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the product.
Intended use
The GARDENA Electric Hedge Trimmer is used to cut hedges, shrubs, and grass coverings in private domestic gardens and allotments.
The product is not intended for long-term use.
 warning WARNING!

  • Risk of injury!
  • Do not use the product to cut lawns /lawn edges, to chop up material, or to make compost.


Symbols on the product
 warning CAUTION!
If not used properly this product can be dangerous. The warnings and safety instructions must be followed to ensure reasonable safety and efficiency in using this product. The operator is responsible for following the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the product. Never use the product unless the guards provided by the manufacturer are in the correct position. Careless or incorrect use of this product can result in injury to the user or others. Read and understand the content of the operator’s manual. Keep the annual for future reference.

Warning iconDanger icon Read the instructions.
Wear safety goggles icon caution Always wear approved hearing protection.
Wear safety goggles icon caution Always wear approved eye protection.
EGO ST1400E ST 56 Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Line Trimmer - Icon 10 Do not let the product become wet with rain or other moisture.
EGO ST1400E ST 56 Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Line Trimmer - Icon 10 Do not leave the product outdoors while it is raining.
Before working Disconnect the mains cable if the cable becomes damaged or cut.

General safety warnings

General power tool safety warnings
 warning WARNING!

  • Read all safety warnings and all instructions!
  • Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
  • Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.

The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.

1) Work area safety

  1. Keep the work area clean and well-lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents.
  2. Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks that may ignite dust or fumes.
  3. Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.

2) Electrical safety

  1. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adaptor plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
  2. Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces, such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
  3. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
  4.  Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
  5. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
  6. If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD) protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.

3) Personal safety

  1. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
  2. Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
  3. Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in the off-position before connecting to power source and /or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or energising power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
  4. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tools may result in personal injury.
  5.  Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
  6. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
  7. If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used. Use of dust collection can reduce dust-related hazards.

4) Power tool use and care

  1. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your application. The correct power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
  2. Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
  3. Disconnect the plug from the power source and /or the battery pack from the power tool before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
  4. Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
  5. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the power tool’s operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
  6. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
  7. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in accordance with these instructions, taking into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the power tool for operations different from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.

5) Service

  1. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.

Hedge trimmer safety warnings: 

  • Keep all parts of the body away from the cutter blade. Do not remove cut material or hold material to be cut when blades are moving. Make sure the switch is off when clearing jammed material. A moment of inattention while operating the hedge trimmer may result in serious personal injury.
  • Carry the hedge trimmer by the handle with the cutter blade stopped. When transporting or storing the hedge trimmer always fit the cutting device cover.Proper handling of the hedge trimmer will reduce possible personal injury from the cutter blades.
  • Hold the power tool by insulated gripping surfaces only, because the cutter blade may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Cutter blades contacting a “live” wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool “live” and could give the operator an electric shock.
  • Keep the cable away from the cutting area. During operation, the cable may be hidden in shrubs and can be accidentally cut by the blade.

Additional safety warnings

Work area safety
Only use the product in the manner and for the functions described in these instructions. The operator or user is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to other people or their property. While operation and transport pay special attention to the hazard for other people.
Risk of stumbling. While operating pay attention to the cable.
Warning! When wearing hearing protection, and due to the noise produced by the product, the operator may not notice persons approaching.
Do not use the product when a thunderstorm is approaching.
Do not use the product nearby water.

Electrical safety
 warning WARNING!

  • Cardiac arrest!
  • This product makes an electromagnetic field while it operates. This field may under some conditions interfere with active or passive medical implants.
  • To decrease the risk of conditions that can possibly injure or kill, we recommend persons with medical implants to speak with their physician and the medical implant manufacturer before they operate the product.

The British Standards Institute recommends the use of a Residual Current Device (R.C.D.) with a tripping current of not more than 30 mA. Check your R.C.D. every time you
use it. Before use, examine the cable for damage, and replace it if there are signs of damage or aging.
If the replacement of the supply cord is necessary, this has to be done by the manufacturer or his agent in order to avoid a safety hazard.
Do not use the product if the electric cables are damaged or worn.
Immediately disconnect from the mains electricity supply if the cable is cut, or the insulation is damaged. Do not touch the electric cable until the electrical supply has been disconnected.
Your electric cable must be untangled, tangled cables can overheat and reduce the efficiency of your product. Always disconnect the mains cable before disconnecting any plug, cable connector or extension cable.
Switch off, remove the plug from the mains and examine the electric supply cable for damage or aging before winding the cable for storage. Do not repair a damaged cable, send the product to the next GARDENA Service Center or dealer authorized by GARDENA.
Always wind cable carefully, avoiding kinking.
Use only on AC mains supply voltage shown on the product rating label.
Do not connect the earth to any part of the product. If the product starts unintentionally when the mains plug is connected, disconnect the mains at once. Contact GARDENA Service to check the product.
Use only permitted extension cables as per HD 516.
• Ask your electrical specialist.
Personal safety
 warning WARNING!

  • Risk of suffocation
  • Small parts can be easily swallowed. There is also a risk that the polybag can suffocate toddlers.
  • Keep toddlers away when you assemble the product.

Always wear suitable clothing, protective gloves, and stout shoes.
Avoid contact to the oil of the blade in particular when you react allergically to it.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the product is to be used and remove all wires and other foreign objects. Always hold the product properly with both hands and both handles.
Before using the product and after any impact, check for signs of wear or damage and repair as necessary.
Never attempt to use an incomplete unit or one with an unauthorized modification.
Power tool use and care
Know how to stop the product quickly in an emergency.
Never hold the unit by the guard.
Do not use the product if the protection equipment (protection cover, quick blade-stop) is damaged.
Do not use ladders whilst operating the product. Disconnect the main cable

  • before leaving the unit unattended for any period.
  • before clearing a blockage.
  • before checking, cleaning or working on the product.
  • if you hit an object. Do not use your product until you are sure that the entire product is in a safe operating condition.
  • if the product starts to vibrate abnormally. Check immediately. Excessive vibration can cause injury.
  • before passing to another person. Only use the product between 0 – 40 °C.

Maintenance and storage
Risk of injury. Do not touch the blades.

• Disconnect the product from the mains and slid the protective cover over the blade when you finish or interrupt the work.
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws secure to be sure the product is in safe working condition.
If the product got hot while operating, let it cool down before storage.


Before you do assembly
 warning WARNING!

  • Risk of physical injury!
  • Cut injury when the product starts accidentally.
  • Disconnect the product from the mains and slid the protective cover over the blade before you do the assembly.

To connect the front handleGARDENA 9833 ComfortCut 550 Electric Hedge Trimmer - fig

  1. Push the front handle (1) into the slot in the product. Make sure that the front handle (1) is fully in place and the handle hole is in line up with the threaded hole.
  2. Put both screws (2) in the threaded hole in the product. Do not push the start button (9) while you doing this.
  3. Tighten both screws (2) with a screwdriver.
  4. Make sure that the screws (2) are fully tightened and the start button (9) can be fully pushed.


Before you do the operation
 warning WARNING!

  • Risk of physical injury!
  • Cut injury when the product starts accidentally.
  • Disconnect the product from the mains and slid the protective cover over the blade before you connect or transport the product.

To connect the hedge trimmer
 warning WARNING!

  • Risk of electric shock!
  • To avoid damage to the mains cable (3) the extension cable (4) must be inserted into the cable lock (5).
  • Before you operate the product insert the extension cable (4) into the cable lock (5)
  • Never take hold of the protective cover when connecting the product.

GARDENA 9833 ComfortCut 550 Electric Hedge Trimmer - fig 4

  1.  Loop the extension cable (4), insert the loop into the cable lock (5) and pull tight.
  2. Connect the plug (6) of the product into the socket (7) of the extension cable.
  3. Connect the extension cable (4) into a 230 V mains socket.

Work positions
The product can be operated in 3 positions.
Side trimming,…………………………………………High trimming……………………………………………………………………. Low trimmingGARDENA 9833 ComfortCut 550 Electric Hedge Trimmer - fig 1

To start the hedge trimmer
 warning WARNING!

  • Risk of physical injury!
  • Risk of injury if the product does not stop when you release the start button.
  • Do not bypass the safety devices or switches. For example, do not attach the start buttons (9)/(11) to the handle.

GARDENA 9833 ComfortCut 550 Electric Hedge Trimmer - fig 2To start:
The product is fitted with a two-handed safety device (2 start buttons) to prevent the product from being turned on by accident.

  1. Remove the protective cover from the blade.
  2. Hold the front handle (8) with one hand and push the start button (9).
  3. Hold the main handle (10) with the other hand and push the start button (11).
    The product will start.

To stop:

  1. Release the two start buttons (9)/(11).
  2. Slide the protective cover over the blade.


Before you do maintenance
 warning WARNING!

  • Risk of physical injury!
  • Cut injury when the product starts accidentally.
  • Disconnect the product from the mains and slid the protective cover over the blade before you do maintenance.

To clean the Electric Hedge Trimmer :
 warning WARNING!

  • Electric shock!
  • Risk of injury and risk of damage to the product.
  • Do not clean the product with water or with a water jet (in particular high-pressure water jet).
  1. Clean the product with a damp cloth.
  2. Clean the airflow slots with a soft brush (do not use a screwdriver).
  3. Lubricate the blade with a low viscosity oil (e.g. GARDENA Maintenance Oil Art. 2366). Avoid contact with the plastic parts.


To put into storage:
The product must be stowed away from children.

  1. Disconnect the product from the mains.
  2. Clean the product (see Maintenance) and slide the protective cover over the blade.
  3. Stowe the product in a frost-free place before the first frost arrives.

Disposal (in accordance with
The product must not be added to normal household waste. It must be disposed of in line with local environmental regulations.
WEE-Disposal-icon.png IMPORTANT!
Make sure that the product is discarded through or via your municipal recycling collection center.


Before you do troubleshooting
 warning WARNING!

  • Risk of physical injury!
  • Cut injury when the product starts accidentally.
  • Disconnect the product from the mains and slid the protective cover over the blade before you do troubleshooting .

Troubleshooting table

Problem Possible Cause Remedy
The product does not start. Extention cable is disconnected or damaged Connect the extension cable or if necessary replace it.
The blade is blocked. Remove the obstacle.
The product can no longer be stopped. The start button is stuck. Disconnect the mains and loosen the start button.
The hedge is not cleanly cut. The blade is blunt or damaged. Have blade replaced by GARDENA Service.


For any other malfunctions please contact the GARDENA service department. Repairs must only be done by GARDENA service departments or specialist dealers approved by GARDENA.

Technical data

Electric Hedge Trimmer

Unit Value (Art. 9833 ) Value (Art. 9834 ) Value (Art. 9835 )
Rated Power: W 550 600 700
Mains voltage: V 230 230 230
Mains frequency: Hz 50 50 50
Strokes: 1/min. 3400 3400 3400
Length of blade: cm 50 55 65
Tooth gap of blade: mm 27 27 27
Weight: kg 3,6 3,7 3,9
Sound pressure level LPA1)
: Uncertainty IPA
dB (A) 84
Sound power level LWA 2): measured/guaranteed
Uncertainty kWA
dB (A) 95 / 96
96 / 97
97 / 99
Hand/arm vibration avhw1)
: Uncertainty ka
2m/s 2,6

Measuring process complying with:1) EN 60745-2-15 2); RL 2000/14/EC
EC Declaration of Conformity
The undersigned, Husqvarna AB, 561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden hereby certifies that when leaving our factory, the units indicated below are in accordance with the harmonized EU guidelines, EU standards of safety, and product-specific standards. This certificate becomes void if the units are modified without our approval.

The stated vibration emission value has been measured according to a standardized test procedure and can be used for the comparison of one electric power tool with another. It can also be used for preliminary evaluation of exposure. The vibration emission value can vary during the actual use of the electric power tool.

Description of the product: Electric Hedge Trimmer
Product type: ComfortCut 550/50 ; ComfortCut 600/55 ; PowerCut 700/65
Article number: 9833 ; 9834 ; 9835
EC-Directives: 2006/42/EC; 2014/30/EC; 2000/14/EC; 2011/65/EC
Harmonized EN: EN ISO 12100; EN 60745-1; EN 60745-2-15
Deposited documentation: GARDENA Technical Documentation, M. Kugler, 89079 Ulm
Conformity Assessment according to: 2000/14/EC Procedure: art. 14 Annex V
Noise level measured/guaranteed Art. 9833 : 95 / 96 [dB (A)]
Art. 9834 : 96 / 97 [dB (A)]
Art. 9835 : 97 / 99 [dB (A)]
Year of CE marking: 2016
Date: Ulm, 12.09.2016
Authorized representative: 4.1..- R. Pompe (Vice President)

For Electric Hedge Trimmer

GARDENA Maintenance Oil Extends the life of the blade. Art. 2366
GARDENA Collecting Bag Cut&Collect ComfortCut/PowerCut Easy and comfortable collecting of the
chopped property.
Art. 6002

Service / Warranty

Please contact the address on the back page.
GARDENA Manufacturing GmbH warranties this product for 2 years (from the date of purchase). This warranty includes all-important defects of the unit that can be proved to be
material or manufacturing faults. Under warranty, we will replace the product or repair it for no cost if these conditions are applicable:
• The product must have been used properly and in keeping with the requirements of the operating instructions.
• Neither the purchaser or a not approved third party have tried to repair the product.
This manufacturer’s warranty does not have an effect on the user’s existing warranty claims against the dealer/seller. If you have problems with this product, please contact our Service or send the defective product together with a short description of the problem – if there is a warranty, with a copy of the receipt – postage paid to GARDENA Manufacturing GmbH.

The blade and excentric drive are consumables and are not included in the warranty.
Product liability
We expressly point out that, in accordance with the product liability law, we are not liable for any damage caused by our products if it is because of improper repair or if parts replaced are not original GARDENA parts or approved parts, and, if the repairs were not done by a GARDENA Service Centre or an approved specialist. The same applies to spare parts and accessories.

Canada / USA
GARDENA Canada Ltd.
100 Summerlea Road
Brampton, Ontario L6T 4X3
Phone: (+1) 905 792 93 30
[email protected]

Great Britain
Husqvarna UK Ltd
Preston Road
Aycliffe Industrial Park
Newton Aycliffe
County Durham
info:[email protected]

Husqvarna UK Ltd
Preston Road
Aycliffe Industrial ParNewton Aycliffe
County Durham
[email protected]

Documents / Resources

GARDENA 9833 ComfortCut 550 Electric Hedge Trimmer [pdf] Owner's Manual
9833, 9834, 9835, ComfortCut 550 Electric Hedge Trimmer


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