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increase
thechance
of
kickbaok.
Fol-
lowmanufacturer'schainsharpening
and maintenance
instructions.
Check
tension
at
regularintervals,
butnever
_ith
engine
running.Makesurebar
amp nutsare securely
fightened.
i
Begin
and
continuecutfin
9
at
full
speed,if thechainis moving
at
a
slowerspeed,thereis greaterchance
of
kickbackoccurring.
Use
extreme
cautionwhenreentering
a
cut.
Donot
attempt
cutsstartingwiththe
tipofthe bar(plungecuts).
Watchforshifting
logs
orotherforces
that couldclosea cut
and
pinchorfall
intochain.
Use the specifiedReduced-Kickback
Guide Bar
and
Low-KickbackChain.
Avoid Pinch-Kickback:
,
Be extremely
aware
of situationsor
obstructions
that
can
c_use
material
to pinchthe top of orotherwisestop
the
chain.
• Donotcut morethanone logat
a
time.
Donottwistsaw
as
bar is withdrawn
fTOman
undercutwhenbucking.
Avold Pulloln:
i
lwaysbegincuttingwiththeengine
at
fullspeed
and
the sawhousing
againstwood.
Use wedgesmadeof plasticorwood.
Neverusemetalto hold
the
cut open.
MAINTAIN CONTROL
keep
y.our
body
from
beingin
a
direct
linewith
the
cutting
ch_dn.
• Stand.wttl].
your weightevenlybal-
anceo
onbothfeet.
Donotoverreach.
You
could
bedrawn
or
thrown
offbalanceandlosecontrol.
Donotcut
above
shoulderheight,ttis
difficulto
maintain
controlof saw
aboveshoulderheight.
KICKBACK SAFETY
FEATURES
WARNING: The following
features
are
includedonyoursawto help reduce
hazardof kickback;
however,such
fea-
tureswillnottotallyeliminatethisdan-
ger. Donotrelyonlyon
safety
devices.
• Handguard:designedto reducethe
chanceof yourlefthand
contacting
the chain
_
your handslipsoffthe
front
handlebar.
• Positionof frontandrearhandlebars:
designedwithdistancebetweenhan-
dlesand
=in-line"
witheachother,The
spread
and
"in-line"positionof the
handsprovidedby
this
designwork
togetherto give balanceand resis-
tance
in
controlling
the pivotofthe
sawbacktowardthe operatorifkick-
backoccurs.
Reduced-KickbackGuideBar:de-
signedwith
a
smallradiustip
which
reducesthe
size
of
the
Idckbeckdan-
_er
zone.Thistypebar
has
been
emons_atedto significantly
reduce
the numoerano seriousnessof kick*
backs
whentestedin
accordance
with
Standtotheleftofthesaw
ANSi B175,1.
Thumb on
\_
_
SmaU Red,us
underside
Tip Guide Bar
of handlebar
TipGuideBar
Elbow
*
Low-Kickback
Chain:hasmetkickback
locked
pe_o_
requirements
whentested
Nevereversehandpos_ons
on
a
representative
sampleofchain
A good,
firm
gripon
the
sawwithboth
sewsbelow3.8 cubicinch
handswillhelpyou maintaincontrol,
displacement
SlUed
in
ANSI B175.1.
Don t letgo. Gdpthe rearhandlewith
Low.Kickback
Chbtn
yourdght handwhemeryou
are
right
,
Contoured
DepthGauge
or le_ handed.Wrapthe fingersof
__ _,.
.w''1
Elongated
GuardUnk
your lefthans overand
around
the
,_z_
"t'-_"
Deflects
Kickbsck
fronthandlebar,
and
yourleftthumb
_,
_
ForceAndAllows
underthe
front
handlebar.Keepyour
_
"_,_
WoodToGradually
leftarmstraightwiththeelbowlooked.
_
Ride IntoCutter
Pos_on yourleft
hand
on
the front
SAFETY
NOTICE.
Exposureto
handlebarso it is in
a
straightlinewith vibrations
throughprolongeduseof
yourrighthandon the rearhandle
gasolinepOwered
hand
toolscould
when
making
buckingcuts.Stand
cause
blood,
ve_e! ornews damagein
slightlyto the leftsideof
the
sawto
the
tmgem,
nanas,
and
jointsofpeople
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