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OPERATE
YOURSAWSAFELY
• Donotoperate
withonehand.
Sed-
ousinjury
totheoperator,
helpers, or
bystandersmay
result
fromone-
handedoperation.
A chainsawis in-
tendedfortwo-handeduse.
• Operate
the chain
sawonlyin
a
wail-
ventilatedoutdoorarea.
• Do
not
operatesawfroma ladderor
ina
tree,
unlessyouate
spedficaliy
trainedto doso.
Make surethe chain
will
not make
contactwithany objectwhilestarting
the engine.Nevertryto startthe saw
whenthe guidebaris in
a
out.
. Do notputpressureon
the
saw,es-
pecially
at
theend ofthe cut.Doing
socan
cause
youto
lose
control
whenthe out
is
completed.
Stopenginebeforesetting
saw
down.
Handcarry
saw
onlywhenengineis
stopped.Carrywith
muffler
away
from
body;guidebar &
chain
projectingbe-
hindyou;guidebarpreferablycov-
eredwitha scabbard.
MAINTAIN
YOUR
SAW IN GOOD
WORKING
ORDER
°
Have
all
chainsawserviceperformed
by
a
quaiitied
servicedealerexcept
the
itemslistedinthe
maintenance
sectionof
this
manual.
i
Make certainthe sawchainstops
movingwhenthe throttletrigger
is
re-
le_sed.ForcorrectJog,
referto
"Car-
buretorAdjustments."
Keepthe handlesdry,
clean,
and
_ree
from
oilorfuel
mixture.
• Keepcaps
and fasteners sa¢ure_y
tightened.
• Use onlyCraftsmanaccessories
and
_piacement
partsas recommended.
ever
modifyyoursaw.
HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION
Do notsmokewhilehandlingfuel or
whileoperatingthe
saw,
E_n_n_ea_
seurces
d s_
_
t_rne
in
areas
wherefuelism_l
orpoured.
Mix
and
pourfuel
in an
outdoorarea
end
usean approved,markedcon-
tainer
for
allfuelpurposes.Wipe up
all fuel
spills
before
starling
saw.
° Move
at
least10 feet(3 meters)from
fuelingsitebeforestarting.
Turn
the engine
offandlet saw coolin
a non-combustible
area,
noton dry
leaves,
straw,
paper,
etc.
Slowlyre-
....
movefuel
cap
and refuelunit.
Store
the
unit
and
fuel
in
a cool,dry
wellventilatedspacewherefuelva-
porscannotreachsparksor
open
flames
from
waterheaters,electdc
motorsor switches°
furnaces,
etc.
GUARD AGAINST
KICKBACK
Followall
safety
rulesto help
avoid
Idckback
and
otherforceswhichcan
resultinsedousinjury,
Avoid
ObstmclJons
Clear
The
Working
Area
WARNING: Rot,_tionai
Kickbackcan
occur
when
themoving
chaincontacts
an object
atthe upperportion
of
the 'dp
of the guidebar.Contact
at
the upper
portionofthe tip ofthe guidebarcan
cause
the chain
to dig into
the
object,
which stops
the
chain
for
an
instant.The
resultis
a
I,ghtning
fast,reversereaction
whichRicksthe guidebar upandback
toward
the
operator.
Pinch-Kickbackand
Pull-in
occur
when
the
chain
is suddenlystoppedby being
pinched,caught,orby contactingafor-
etgn
objectin
the
wood.Thissudden
stoppingof the chainresultsin
a.
rever-
ea!
of
the chainforceusedto cu_wooa
and causes
the
sawto movein
the
op-
positedirectionof
the
chainrotation.
Pinch-Kickbackdrivesthe sawstraight
back towardthe operator.
Pull-in
pulls
the
saw
away
from
the
operator.
REDUCE THE CHANCE OF
KICKBACK
ReOog
that
kk a can
W'_ a basicunclerstana=ng
or
youcan reducethe element
of suqorise
Whichcontributes
to
sccidents.
Never let
the
moving
chain
contact
any
atthe
ofthe guideoar.
object
tip
Keepworking
area free
fromobstruc-
tionssuchas othertrees,branches,
rocks,
fences, stumPs,
etc.
Eliminate
oravoidany obstruction
thatyoursaw
chaincouldhit
while
cutting.
,
Keep
saw
drainsharpandproperly
tensioned.A looseordullchaincan
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