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• Fullypush-in
choke
lever
andcontin-
uetopull
starter
ropehandle
until
en-
ginestarts.
Then,squeeze
and release
the
throttletriggerto returnengineto idle
speed.
Tostop
engine,
moveOn/Stopswitch
to the STOP position.
'
StarterRopeHandle
Rig FootThroughRear
Handle
STARTINGA WARM ENGINE
DONOTusethechoketo start
a
warm
engineor
floodingand
hardstarting
may
occur.
* Move On/Stop
switchto
ON.
Slowly
pressprimerbulb6 times.
,
Setthe chainsaw ontheground.Grip
the fronthandlewithyourlefthand
end
placeyourrightfootthroughthe
openinginthe rearhandle.
*
Pull
choke
lever
outfully,thenpushit
in
fully
to set enginein
fast
idleposi-
ton.
*
Sharplypullstarter
repe
handlewith
your fight
hand
until the
engine
starts,
but no more than
5
times.
*
Then, squeezeandreleasethe
throttletriggerto returnengineto
idle
speed.
° Tostopengine,moveOn/Stopswitch
to the STOP position.
DIFFICULT
STARTING OR
STARTING
A FLOODED
ENGINE
The enginemaybe floodedifit has not
startedafter
10
pulls.Flooded
engines
can be clearedof excess
fuel
with
the
following
procedure:
. Pullchokeleveroutfully,thenpushit
infullyto set engine
in
fastidlepost-
ton.
° Verifythatthe On/Stopswitchis in
the
ON position,
With
sawonground,grip
front
handle
withlefthand
and
placefightfoot
throughrearhandle.
,
Gripstarterropehandleandpullrope
firmlyandquicklyto startengine.If
notsuccessful,
repeatunt'_engine
starts.
Startingcouldrequiremanypullsde-
pending
on
howbadlyunitisflooded.
If
enginestillfailsto start,
refer
to TROU-
BLESHOOTINGchartorcall
1-800-235-5878.
OPERATING
TIPS
Checkchaintensionbeforefirstuse
and after
I
minute
of operation.
See
ChainTension
in
the Maintenance
section.
• Cutwoodonly.Do not
cut metal,
plas-
tics,
masonry,
non-woodbuilding
ma-
tefials,etc.
• Stopthe
saw
ifthe chainstrikesa
for-
eign
objest.
Inspectthe
saw
and
re-
pairpartsas necessary.
Keep
the
chainoutof dirtand
sand.
Even
a
smallamountof dirtwillquick-
ly dulla
chain and
increasethe possi-
bilityof kickback.
• Practicecutting
a
fewsmalllogsusing
the following
steps.
Thiswillhelp
you
get the
"feel"
of usingyoursawbefore
you
begin a
major
sawing
operation.
°
Squeezethe throttletriggerandal-
lowthe enginetoreach
full
speed
before
cutting.
_
Begincuttingwiththe sawframe
againstthe log.
Keep the
engine
at
fullspeedthe
entire
time youare
_lttlng,
• Allowthe chaintocutforyou.Exert
onlylightdownwardpressure.
Releasethe throttletriggeras soon
as
the out
iscompleted,
allowing
the
engine
to idle.
Ifyou
runthe saw
at
full
throttlewithout
a
cuttingload,
unnecessa_wear canoccur.
° Toavoidlosingcontrol
whencutis
complete,
donotputpressureon
saw
at
end
ofcut.
°
Stop
the enginebeforesettingthe
saw
down.
TREE FELLING
TECHNIQUES
WARNING:
Checkfor
broken
ordead
brancheswhichcan
fall
whilecutting
causingserlous_
tr_jury.
Do
not
cutnear
buildings
or electd_l wires
if
youdo
not
knowthe direction
of
tree fall,nor
_ut at
night
since
you
will not
be
abletosee
well,norduringbadweathersuchas
rain,snow,orstrongwinds,etc.
Carefullyplanyoursawingoperation
in
advance.Clear the workarea.You
need
a
cleararea all
around
the treeso
youcanhave secure
footing.
Studythe
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