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10
ASSEMBLY
Fig. 1
Engaged
Disengaged
ADDING BAR AND CHAIN OIL: INITIAL USE
This unit comes from the factory with the chain oil reservoir empty.
Refer to
Adding Bar and Chain Oil
instructions in the
Maintenance
section.
ADJUSTING THE CHAIN TENSION: INITIAL USE
The saw chain must be properly tensioned before attempting to
start or operate the unit. The saw chain may also require additional
tensioning as the saw chain heats up during operation. Refer to
Adjusting the Chain Tension
instructions in the
Maintenance
section.
TESTING THE CHAIN BRAKE
Always test the chain brake before using the unit.
1.
Set the unit on a flat, level surface.
2.
Make sure the chain brake lever is pulled back in the
disengaged position (Fig. 1).
3.
Start the unit. Refer to
Starting Instructions
in the
Starting and
Stopping
section. Maintain a proper grip. Refer to
Holding the
Unit
in the
Operation
section.
4.
While the unit is running, squeeze the throttle control to 1/3
throttle and then engage the chain brake by pushing the chain
brake lever forward with the left hand (Fig. 1). The chain should
stop moving abruptly.
IF...
If the chain stops moving, the chain brake is working correctly.
IF...
If the chain does not stop moving, have the unit serviced by a
Sears or other qualified service dealer.
5.
Stop the engine and return the chain brake to the disengaged
position. Refer to
Stopping Instructions
in the
Starting and
Stopping
section.
WARNING:
Always activate the chain brake slowly and
deliberately. Keep the saw chain from touching anything.
Do not let the chain saw tip forward.
Chain Brake Lever
Sample
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