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ADDING BAR AND CHAIN OIL
The guide bar and saw chain require lubrication to minimize friction.
Never starve the guide bar and chain of lubricating oil. Running the
unit without enough oil will decrease cutting efficiency, shorten the
life of the saw chain, cause rapid dulling of the saw chain and
excessive wear to the guide bar from overheating. An insufficient
amount of lubricating oil is evidenced by smoke, guide bar
discoloration or pitch build-up.
Only use bar and chain oil that is formulated to perform over a wide
range of temperatures with no diluting required in the chain oil
reservoir. Do not use motor oil or any other petroleum-based oil. Do
not use dirty, used or contaminated oil. Damage may occur to the
guide bar or saw chain. Dispose of old oil according to federal, state
and local regulations.
1.
Set the unit on a flat, level surface.
2.
To prevent debris from entering the chain oil reservoir, use a damp
cloth to clean the chain oil reservoir cap and surrounding area.
3.
Unscrew the chain oil reservoir cap (Fig. 23).
4.
Carefully pour the oil into the chain oil reservoir.
DO NOT
overfill.
5.
Reinstall the chain oil reservoir cap.
6.
Wipe up any oil that may have spilled.
DANGER:
Failure to fill the chain oil reservoir will cause
irreparable damage to the unit. Make sure the chain oil
reservoir is always filled. Always use bar and chain oil.
WARNING:
Oil constantly flows from the chain oil
reservoir to oil the saw chain. Check the chain oil level
frequently so that it does not drop below half full.
ADJUSTING THE BAR AND CHAIN OIL FLOW
Bar and chain oil will slowly flow from the chain oil reservoir onto the
chain. Approximately one tank of bar and chain oil is used for every
tank of fuel.
1.
To increase the oil flow, turn the automatic oiler adjustment
screw counterclockwise with a flat-head screwdriver (Fig. 24).
2.
To decrease the oil flow, turn the automatic oiler adjustment
screw clockwise with a flat-head screwdriver (Fig. 24).
Fig. 23
Chain Oil
Reservoir
Chain Oil
Reservoir Cap
Fig. 24
Chain Oil
Adjustment Screw
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