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WARNING: Always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot
contact spark plug to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting
or making repairs except carburetor adjustments.
This saw has been designed in accordance
ANSI B175.1-2012
American National
Standards for Gasoline-Powered Chain Saws -
Safety Requirements
CSA Z62.1-11
Chain Saws
Health and Safety
CSA Z62.3-11
Chain Saw Kickback
Occupational Health and Safety
A chainsaw is a high
speed wood
cutting tool.
Special safety precautions must be observed to
reduce the risk of accidents.
Failure to follow all safety rules and precautions
can result in serious injury.
If situations occur which are not covered in this
manual, use care and good judgment. If you
need assistance, contact your authorized
service dealer or call consumer support.
Read this manual carefully until you
completely understand and can follow all
safety rules, precautions, and operating
instructions before attempting to use the unit.
Restrict the use of your saw to adult users
who understand and can follow safety rules,
precautions, and operating instructions found
in this manual.
Wear protective gear. Always use
toed safety footwear with
slip soles; snug
clothing; safety chaps; heavy
duty, non
slip gloves; eye
protection such as non
vented goggles or face screen; an
approved safety hard hat; and
sound barriers (ear plugs or
mufflers) to protect your hearing.
Regular users should have
hearing checked regularly as chainsaw noise
can damage hearing. Secure hair above
shoulder length.
Keep all parts of your body away from the
chain when the engine is running.
Keep children, bystanders, and animals a
minimum of 30 feet (10 meters) away from
the work area. Do not allow other people or
animals to be near the chainsaw when
starting or operating the chainsaw.
Do not handle or operate a chainsaw when
you are fatigued, ill, or upset, or if you have
taken alcohol, drugs, or medication. You
must be in good physical condition and
mentally alert. Chainsaw work is strenuous. If
you have any condition that might be
aggravated by strenuous work, check with
your doctor before operating a chainsaw.
Carefully plan your sawing operation in
advance. Do not start cutting until you have a
clear work area, secure footing, and, if you
are felling trees, a planned retreat path.
Do not operate a chainsaw with one hand.
Serious injury to the operator, helpers,
bystanders or any combination of these
persons may result from one
operation. A chainsaw is intended for two
handed use.
Operate the chainsaw only in a well
ventilated outdoor area.
Do not operate saw from a ladder or in a tree.
Make sure the chain will not make contact
with any object while starting the engine.
Never try to start the saw when the guide bar
is in a cut.
Do not put pressure on the saw at the end of
the cut. Applying pressure can cause you to
lose control when the cut is completed.
Stop the engine before setting the saw down.
Do not operate a chainsaw that is damaged,
improperly adjusted, or not completely and
securely assembled. Always replace bar,
chain, hand guard, or chain brake
immediately if it becomes damaged, broken
or is otherwise removed.
Exposure to vibrations through prolonged use
of gasoline powered hand tools could cause
blood vessel or nerve damage in the fingers,
hands, and joints of people prone to
circulation disorders or abnormal swellings.
Prolonged use in cold weather has been
linked to blood vessel damage in otherwise
healthy people. If symptoms occur such as
numbness, pain, loss of strength, change in
skin color or texture, or loss of feeling in the
fingers, hands, or joints, discontinue the use
of this tool and seek medical attention. An