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Instruction Manual I CRRFTSMRN Â° I 2.6 cu . in . / 42cc 2 - Cycle GASOLINE CHAIN SAW Model No . 358.350380 - 18 in . Bar Q Safety Q Assembly Q Operation Q Maintenance Q Parts List Q Espa _ ol _ _ For Occasional Use Only WARNING : Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before first use of this product . For answers to your questions about this product : Call 7 am - 7 pm , Mon - Sat ; Sun , 10 am - 7 pm 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 _ Hours listed are Central Time ) Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A . 530086518 7 / 19 / 01
Warranty 2 Storage 18 Safety Rules 2 Troubleshooting Table 19 Assembly 6 Emissions Statement 20 Operation 7 Parts List 22 Maintenance 13 Spanish 25 Service and Adjustments 16 Parts & Ordering Back Cover FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN _ GAS CHAIN SAW For one year from the date of purchase , when this Craftsman Gas Chain Saw is maintained , lubricated and tuned up according to the instruction manual , Sears will repair , free of charge , any defect in material or workmanship . This warranty excludes the bar , chain , spark plug and air filter , which are expendable parts , and become worn during normal use . If this Gas Chain Saw is used for commercial or rental purposes , this warranty applies for 30 days from the date of purchase . WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY RETURNING THIS CHAIN SAW TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE OR SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , D / 817 WA , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 tection such as non - fogging , vented WARNING : Always disconnect goggles or face screen ; an approved spark plug wire when making repairs safety hard hat ; and sound barriers except for carburetor adjustments . Be - ( ear plugs or mufflers ) to protect your cause a chain saw is a high - speed hearing . Regular users should have woodcutting tool , special precautions hearing checked regularly as chain must be observed to reduce risk of ac - saw noise can damage hearing . cidents . Careless or improper use of â¢ Secure hair above shoulder length . this tool can cause serious injury . Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry ; PLAN AHEAD they can get caught in moving parts . â¢ Restrict the use of your saw to adult â¢ Keep all parts of your body away users who understand and can fol - from the chain when the engine is low the safety rules , precautions , running . and operating instructions found in â¢ Keep children , bystanders , and ani - this manual . mals at least 30 feet ( 10 meters ) Hearing . . . . . Safety Hat away from the work area when start - ing and using the saw . Protection ' _ - I ' _ ' _ ; rEyeotection Snug P â¢ Do not handle or operate a chain Fitting . . . . . _ Heavy Duty saw when you are fatigued , ill , or up - Clothing Gloves set , or if you have taken alcohol , drugs , or medication . You must be in good physical condition and mentally Safetys alert . If you have any condition that Shoe f Safety Chaps \ might be aggravated by strenuous \ 4 work , check with doctor before oper - i . IIi ating . â¢ Wear protective gear . Always use â¢ Do not start cutting until you have a steel - toed safety footwear with non - clear work area , secure footing , and slip soles ; snug - fitting clothing ; especially if you are felling a tree , a heavy - duty , non - slip gloves ; eye pro - retreat path .
OPERAYTOEURSAWSAFELY â¢ Check for damaged parts . Before fur - â¢ DonotoperawteithonehandS . eri - ther use of the chain saw , a guard or ousinjurtyotheoperatohre , lperosr , other part that is damaged should be bystandemrsayresuflrtomone - carefully checked to determine that it handeodperatioAnc . hainsawisin - will operate properly and perform its tendefdortwo - handuesde . intended function . Check for alignment â¢ Operattheechaisnawonlyinawell - of moving parts , binding of moving ventilatoeudtdoaorrea . parts , breakage of parts , mounting and â¢ Donotoperasteawfromaladdeorr any other conditions that may affect its inatree . operation . A guard or other part that is â¢ Makesurethechaiwn illnotmake damaged should be properly repaired contawctithanyobjecwthilestarting or replaced by a Sears Service Center unless otherwise indicated elsewhere theengine . Never try to start the saw when the guide bar is in a cut . in the instruction manual . â¢ Do not put pressure on the saw , es - â¢ When not in use , chain saws should pecially at the end of the cut . Doing be stored in a dry , high or locked - up so can cause you to lose control place out of the reach of children . when the cut is completed . â¢ When storing saw , use a scabbard or â¢ Stop engine before setting saw carrying case . down . HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION â¢ Hand carry saw only when engine is â¢ Do not smoke while handling fuel or stopped . Carry with muffler away while operating the saw . from body ; guide bar & chain project - â¢ Eliminate all sources of sparks or ing behind you ; guide bar preferably flame in areas where fuel is mixed or covered with a scabbard . poured . â¢ Do not operate a chain saw that is â¢ Mix and pour fuel in an outdoor area damaged , improperly adjusted , or not and use an approved , marked con - completely and securely assembled . tainer for all fuel purposes . Wipe up Always replace bar , chain , hand all fuel spills before starting saw . guard , chain brake , or other parts im - â¢ Move at least 10 feet ( 3 meters ) from mediately if they become damaged , fueling site before starting . broken , or are otherwise removed . â¢ Turn the engine off and let saw cool MAINTAIN YOUR SAW IN GOOD in a non - combustible area , not on WORKING ORDER dry leaves , straw , paper , etc . Slowly â¢ Have all chain saw service per - remove fuel cap and refuel unit . formed by a qualified service dealer â¢ Store the unit and fuel in a cool , dry except the items listed in the MAINTE - well ventilated space where fuel va - NANCE section of this manual . pors cannot reach sparks or open â¢ Make certain the saw chain stops flames from water heaters , electric moving when the throttle trigger is motors or switches , furnaces , etc . released . For correction , refer to GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS . Follow all safety rules to help avoidcan â¢ Keep the handles dry , clean , and kickback and other forces which free from oil or fuel mixture . result in serious injury . â¢ Keep caps and fasteners securely tightened . â¢ Nonconforming replacement compo - _ ' _ . _ , : f . Â¢ ' Kickback Path nents or the removal of safety devices may cause damage to the unit and possible injury to the operator or by - standers . Use only Craftsman acces - sories and replacement parts as rec - _ t . . _ < _ 2 _ Avoid Obstructions ommended . Never modify your saw . f _ ; _ â¢ Maintain chain saw with care . â¢ Keep unit sharp and clean for better and safer performance . â¢ Follow instructions for lubricating and Clear The Working Area changing accessories .
increase the chance of kickback . Fol - Z _ LI _ WARNING : Avoid kickback which low manufacturer's chain sharpening can result in serious injury . Kickback and maintenance instructions . Check is the backward , upward or sudden for - tension at regular intervals , but never with engine running . Make sure chain ward motion of the guide bar occurring brake nuts are securely tightened . when the saw chain near the upper tip â¢ Begin and continue cutting at full of the guide bar contacts any object speed . If the chain is moving at a such as a log or branch , or when the slower speed , there is greater chance wood closes in and pinches the saw of kickback occurring . chain in the cut . Contacting a foreign â¢ Use extreme caution when reentering object in the wood can also result in a cut . loss of chain saw control . â¢ Do not attempt cuts starting with the â¢ Rotational Kickback can occur tip of the bar ( plunge cuts ) . when the moving chain contacts an â¢ Watch for shifting logs or other forces object at the upper tip of the guide that could close a cut and pinch or fall bar . This contact can cause the into chain . chain to dig into the object , which â¢ Use the specified Reduced - aKickbackin . stops the chain for an instant . The Guide Bar and Low - Kickback Ch result is a lightning fast , reverse Avoid Pinch - Kickback : reaction which kicks the guide bar â¢ Be extremely aware of situations aorl up and back toward the operator . obstructions that can cause materi â¢ Pinch - Kickback can occur when to pinch the top of or otherwise stop the the wood closes in and pinches the chain . the moving saw chain in the cut â¢ Do not cut more than one log at a along the top of the guide bar and time . the saw chain is suddenly stopped . â¢ Do not twist saw as bar is withdrawn This sudden stopping of the chain from an undercut when bucking . results in a reversal of the chain Avoid Pull - In : force used to cut wood and causes â¢ Always begin cutting with the engine the saw to move in the opposite di - rection of the chain rotation . The at full speed and the saw housing against wood . saw is driven straight back toward â¢ Use wedges made of plastic or wood . the operator . Never use metal to hold the cut open . â¢ Pull - In can occur when the moving MAINTAIN CONTROL chain contacts a foreign object in the wood in the cut along the bot - Stand to the left of the saw tom of the guide bar and the saw chain is suddenly stopped . This underside t Thumb on \ [ sudden stopping pulls the saw for - ward and away from the operator and could easily cause the opera - tor to lose control of the saw . â¢ \ \ REDUCE THE CHANCE OF KICKBACK Elbow â¢ Recognize that kickback can happen . locked With a basic understanding of kick - Never reverse hand positions back , you can reduce the element of surprise which contributes to acci - â¢ A good , firm grip on the saw with both dents . hands will help you maintain control . â¢ Never let the moving chain contact Don't let go . Grip the rear handle with any object at the tip of the guide bar . your right hand whether you are right â¢ Keep working area free from obstruc - or left handed . Wrap the fingers of tions such as other trees , branches , your left hand over and around the rocks , fences , stumps , etc . Eliminate front handlebar , and your left thumb or avoid any obstruction that your saw under the front handlebar . Keep your chain could hit while cutting . left arm straight with the elbow locked . â¢ When cutting a branch , do not let the â¢ Position your left hand on the front guide bar contact another branch or handlebar so it is in a straight line with other objects around it . your right hand on the rear handle â¢ Keep saw chain sharp and properly when making bucking cuts . Stand tensioned . A loose or dull chain can slightly to the left side of the saw to
CHAIN BRAKE keepyoubrodfyrombeinignadirect linewiththecuttincghain . â¢ Chain Brake : designed to stop the chain in the event of kickback . â¢ Stanwdithyouwr eighetvenblyal - anceodnbothfeet . â¢ Donoot verreaYcho . ucoulbdedrawn m _ WARNINu : WE DO NOT REP - orthrowonffbalancaendlosecontrol . RESENT AND YOU SHOULD NOT AS - â¢ Donoct utabovsehouldheerighItt . is SUME THAT THE CHAIN BRAKE WILL difficutoltmaintacionntrooflsaw PROTECT YOU IN THE EVENT OF A abovsehouldheeright . KICKBACK . Kickback is a lightning fast KICKBASCAKFETFYEATURES action which throws the bar and rotat - ing chain back and up toward the op - , _ WARNING : The following features erator . Kickback can be caused by al - are included on your saw to help reduce lowing contact of the bar tip in the hazard of kickback ; however , such fea - danger zone with any hard object . tures will not totally eliminate this danger . Kickback can also be caused by Do not rely only on safety devices . Fol - pinching the saw chain along the top low all safety rules to help avoid kick - of the guide bar . This action may push back and other forces which can result the guide bar rapidly back toward the in serious injury , operator . Either of these events may cause you to lose control of the saw â¢ Front Hand Guard : designed to reduce which could result in serious injury or the chance of your left hand contact - even death . DO NOT RELY UPON ANY ing the chain if your hand slips off the front handlebar . OF THE DEVICES BUILT INTO YOUR â¢ Position of front and rear handlebars : SAW . YOU SHOULD USE THE SAW designed with distance between han - PROPERLY AND CAREFULLY TO AVOID dles and " in - line " with each other . The KICKBACK . Reduced - kickback guide spread and " in - line " position of the bars and low - kickback saw chains re - hands provided by this design work duce the chance and magnitude of together to give balance and resis - kickback and are recommended . Your tance in controlling the pivot of the saw has a low kickback chain and bar saw back toward the operator if kick - as original equipment . Repairs on a back occurs . chain brake should be made by an au - â¢ Reduced - Kickback Guide Bar : de - thorized Sears Service Center . Take signed with a small radius tip whichdan - your unit to the place of purchase or to reduces the size of the kickback your nearest Sears Service Center . ger zone on the bar tip . This type bar â¢ Tip contact in some cases may cause has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the number and seriousness of a lightning fast reverse REACTION , kickbacks when tested in accordance kicking guide bar up and back toward with ANSI B175 . 1 . operator . â¢ Pinching the saw chain along the top of the guide bar may push the guide Tip Guide Bar bar rapidly back toward the operator . _ , _ . _ , Small Radius â¢ Either of these reactions may cause you to lose control of the saw which could result in serious injury . Do not Large Radius [ " / _ ' rely exclusively upon safety devices Tip Guide Bar built into your saw . â¢ Low - Kickback Chain : has met kick - SAFETY NOTICE : Exposure to vibra - back performance requirements when tions through prolonged use of gasoline tested on a representative sample of powered hand tools could cause blood chain saws below 3.8 cubic inch dis - vessel or nerve damage in the fingers , placement specified in ANSI B175 . 1 . hands , and joints of people prone to Low - Kickback Chain circulation disorders or abnormal swell - Contoured Depth Gauge ing . Prolonged use in cold weather has . . . . . . . . . Elongated Guard Link been linked to blood vessel damage in otherwise healthy people . If symptoms force and allows occur such as numbness , pain , loss of wood to gradually deflects kickback strength , change in skin color or texture , ride into Cutter or loss of feeling in the fingers , hands , or
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KNOWYOUR SAW READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW . Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls and adjustments . Save this manual for future reference . Chain Front Hand Guard ' ' _ r _ _ / , _ Handle , Front Adjustment Tool ILl , Starter Rope ( Bar Tool ) I _ ON / STOP Switch Muffler [ _ _ Pr _ ber Bar Oil Fill Cap Housing Fuel Mix Fill Cap Fast Idle _ , . Cylinder Cover _ Throttle Lock t _ / / q Chain . Lock / ou , . t - - L - Adjusting r Screw _ . , u22v / ulrec _ ton Rea _ lle _ @ _ / - _ i ' _ _ _ i , Travel Throttle Choke Chain Brake Guide Bar Trigger Knob Chain Chain Nuts Brake Catcher ON / STOP SWITCH CHOKE KNOB The CHOKE KNOB activates the choke to The ON / STOP SWITCH is used to stop the engine . provide additional fuel to the engine dur - THROTTLE TRIGGER ing cold starting . PRIMER BULB The THROTTLE TRIGGER controls engine The PRIMER BULB circulates fuel to the speed . THROTTLE LOCKOUT carburetor to provide quicker starting . CHAIN BRAKE The THROTTLE LOCKOUT must be The CHAIN BRAKE is a device designed pressed before you can squeeze the to stop the chain if kickback occurs . throttle trigger . This feature prevents you from accidentally squeezing the trigger . The chain brake activates automatically in the event of kickback . The chain FAST IDLE LOCK The FAST IDLE LOCK holds the throttle brake activates manually if the front hand guard is pushed forward . The trigger in the starting position . Activate chain brake is disengaged by pulling the the fast idle lock by pressing the throttle front hand guard back toward the front lockout and squeezing the throttle trig - handle as far as possible . ger . With the throttle trigger squeezed , CHAIN TENSION press the fast idle lock . Release the It is normal for a new chain to stretch throttle lockout and trigger while holding during first 30 minutes of operation . You the fast idle lock button . should check your chain tension fre - quently . See CHAIN TENSION under the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section . 7
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IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER DIFFICULT STARTING ( or starting a flooded engine ) When pulling the starter rope , do not The engine may be flooded if it has not use the full extent of the rope as this started after 10 pulls . can cause the rope to break . Do not Flooded engines can be cleared of ex - let starter rope snap back . Hold the cess fuel by following the warm engine handle and let the rope rewind slowly . starting procedure listed above . Insure NOTE : DO NOT attempt to cut material the ON / STOP switch is in the ON position . with the fast idle lock button in the Starting could require many pulls de - locked position . pending on how badly unit is flooded . STARTING A COLD ENGINE ( or a If engine still fails to start , refer to the warm engine after running out of TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE or call fuel ) 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . 1 . Move ON / STOP switch to ON posi - CHAIN BRAKE tion . 2 . Pull choke knob out to the full extent . A _ 1 _ WARNING : If the brake band is 3 . Slowly press the primer bulb 6 times . worn too thin it may break when the chain brake is triggered . With a broken Primer Bulb brake band , the chain brake will not stop the chain . The chain brake must be re - placed if any part is worn to less than Switch 1 / 32 " thick . Repairs on a chain brake should be made by your Sears Service Center . Take your unit to the place of purchase or to the nearest Sears Ser - vice Center . CHOi KPOSmONS Cho ei , : i â¢ This saw is equipped with a chain Knob L _ . l - _ ' , brake . The brake is designed to stop Off Full the chain if kickback occurs . â¢ The inertia - activated chain brake is 4 . Squeeze and hold throttle trigger . With thumb press fast idle lock activated if the front hand guard is down ; then release throttle trigger . pushed forward , either manually ( by 5 . Sharply pull the starter rope handle hand ) or automatically ( by sudden 5 times with your right hand . Then , movement ) . proceed to the next step . â¢ If the brake is already activated , it is NOTE : If the engine sounds as if it is disengaged by pulling the front hand trying to start before the 5th pull , stop guard back toward the front handle pulling and immediately proceed to the as far as possible . next step . â¢ When cutting with the saw , the chain 6 . Fully push in choke knob ( to the brake must be disengaged . OFF position ) ; pull the starter rope Disengaged _ until the engine starts . 7 . Allow the engine to run for approxi - mately 5 seconds . Then , squeeze and release the throttle trigger to al - low engine to return to idle speed . STARTING A WARM ENGINE Braking function controlake 1 . Fully push in choke knob ( to the CAUTION : The chain br must be OFF position ) . checked several times daily . The engine 2 . Move ON / STOP switch to ON posi - must be running when performing this tion . procedure . This is the only instance 3 . Slowly press primer bulb 6 times . when the saw should be placed on the 4 . Squeeze and hold throttle trigger . ground with the engine running . With thumb press fast idle lock Place the saw on firm ground . Grip the down ; then release throttle trigger . rear handle with your right hand and 5 . Sharply pull starter rope with your the front handle with your left hand . right hand until the engine starts . Apply full throttle by fully depressing 6 . Squeeze and release the throttle the throttle trigger . Activate the chain trigger to return engine to idle speed . brake by turning your left wrist against
TREE FELLING TECHNIQUES thehangduarwdithoruetleasiynogur griparounthdefronhtandlTeh . echain , _ WARNING : Check for broken or shousldtopimmediately . dead branches which can fall while cut - Inertia activating function control ting causing serious injury . Do not cut near buildings or electrical wires if you _ WARNING : When performing the do not know the direction of tree fall , nor following procedure , the engine must cut at night since you will not be able to be turned off . see well , nor during bad weather such Grip the rear handle with your right hand as rain , snow , or strong winds , etc . and the front handle with your left hand . â¢ Carefully plan your sawing operation Hold the chain saw approximately 14 " in advance . ( 35 cm ) above a stump or other wooden â¢ Clear the work area . You need a surface . Release your grip on the front clear area all around the tree so you handle and let the tip of the guide bar can have secure footing . fall forward and contact the stump . â¢ The chain saw operator should keep When the tip of the bar hits the stump , on the uphill side of the terrain as the the brake should activate . tree is likely to roll or slide downhill OPERATING TIPS after it is felled . â¢ Check chain tension before first use â¢ Study the natural conditions that can and after 1 minute of operation . See cause the tree to fall in a particularde : CHAIN TENSION in the MAINTENANCE direction . These conditions inclu section . â¢ The wind direction and speed . â¢ Cut wood only . Do not cut metal , â¢ The lean ofthe tree . The lean of a plastics , masonry , non - wood building tree might not be apparent due to materials , etc . uneven or sloping terrain . Use a â¢ Stop the saw if the chain strikes a plumb or level to determine the di - foreign object . Inspect the saw and rection of tree lean . repair parts as necessary . â¢ Weight and branches on one side . â¢ Keep the chain out of dirt and sand . â¢ Surrounding trees and obstacles . Even a small amount of dirt will â¢ Look for decay and rot . If the trunk is quickly dull a chain and increase the rotted , it can snap and fall toward the possibility of kickback . operator . â¢ Practice cutting a few small logs us - â¢ Make sure there is enough room for ing the following steps . This will help the tree to fall . Maintain a distance of you get the " feel " of using your saw 2 - 1 / 2 tree lengths from the nearest before you begin a major sawing op - person or other objects . Engine eration . noise can drown out a warning call . â¢ Squeeze the throttle trigger and al - â¢ Remove dirt , stones , loose bark , low the engine to reach full speed nails , staples , and wire from the tree before cutting . where cuts are to be made . â¢ Begin cutting with the saw frame against the log . â¢ Keep the engine at full speed the _ l _ q _ z ' Plan a clear retreat path entire time you are cutting . â¢ Allow the chain to cut for you . Exert I ' _ _ , _ - - _ - Direction of fall only light downward pressure . â¢ Release the throttle trigger as soon 45 " / _ as the cut is completed , allowing the engine to idle . If you run the FELLING LARGE TREES saw at full throttle without a cutting load , unnecessary wear can occur . ( 6 inches in diameter or larger ) â¢ To avoid losing control when cut is The notch method is used to fell large complete , do not put pressure on trees . A notch is cut on the side of the saw at end of cut . tree in the desired direction of fall . After â¢ Stop engine before setting saw down . a felling cut is made on the opposite side of tree , the tree will tend to fall in the direction of the notch . 10
NOTEIf : treehaslargbeuttresrosots , saw aside and pull down the tree removtheembeforme akintghenotch . with a cable winch , block and tackle , Ifusinsgawtoremovbeuttresrosots , or tractor . keepsawchaifnromcontacting CUTTING A FALLEN TREE grountdoprevednut llinogfthechain . ( BUCKING ) NOTCCHUTANDFELLINTGREE Bucking is the term used for cutting a â¢ Makenotcchutbycuttintghetopof fallen tree to the desired log size . thenotcfhirstC . utthroug1h / 3ofthe diametoefrthetreeN . exctomplete , _ k WARNING : Do not stand on the thenotchbycuttintghebottomS . ee log being cut . Any portion can roll illustratioOnn . ctehenotchiscutr , e - causing loss of footing and control . Do movtehewedgoefwoodfromtree . not stand downhill of the log being cut . Fellincught ere IMPORTANT POINTS Firsctut I 2 - / â¢ Cut only one log at a time . â¢ Cut shattered wood very carefully ; sharp pieces of wood could be flung toward operator . Notch , , . " - A - " - z â¢ Use a sawhorse to cut small logs . tj _ ! f Never allow another person to hold the log while cutting and never hold Second cutSf / \ _ ge the log with your leg or foot . â¢ Do not cut in an area where logs , â¢ After removing the wood from the limbs , and roots are tangled . Drag notch , make the felling cut on the op - logs into a clear area before cutting posite side of the notch . This is done them by pulling out exposed and by making a cut about two inches cleared logs first . higher than the center of the notch . BUCKING TECHNIQUES This will leave enough uncut wood be - A tween the felling cut and the notch to m _ , WAR NI NG : If saw becomes form a hinge . This hinge will help pre - pinched or hung in a log , don't try to vent the tree from falling in the wrong force it out . You can lose control of the direction . saw resulting in injury and / or damage to Hinge holds tree on the saw . Stop the saw , drive a wedge of stump and helps plastic or wood into the cut until the saw control fall can be removed easily . Restart saw and carefully reenter the cut . Do not use a Opening of metal wedge . Do not attempt to restart felling cut your saw when it is pinched or hung in a Closing log . of notch Use a wedge to remove pinched saw NOTE : Before felling cut is complete , use wedges to open the cut when necessary to control the direction of fall . To avoid kickback and chain Turn saw OFF and use a plastic or damage , use wood or plastic wedges , wooden wedge to force cut open . but never steel or iron wedges . Overcutting begins on the top side of â¢ Be alert to signs that the tree is ready the log with the bottom of the saw to fall : cracking sounds , widening of against the log . When overcutting use the felling cut , or movement in the up - light downward pressure . per branches . â¢ As tree starts to fall , stop saw , put it x _ Overcutting . 4 & _ ( down , and get away quickly on your planned retreat path . Undercutting % â¢ DO NOT use your saw to cut down a partially fallen tree . Be extremely cautious with partially fallen trees Undercutting involves cutting on the that may be poorly supported . When underside of the log with top of saw a tree doesn't fall completely , set the against the log . When undercutting 11
uselighut pwarpdressurHeo . ldsaw Using a support stand firmlayndmaintacinontroTl . hesaw willtendtopushbacktowarydou . / _ nd Cut _ WARNING : Nevetur rnsawup - sidedowtnoundercTuht . esawcan - nobt econtrolliendthisposition . _ - - d4 _ _ - - - - - - ' zylst Cut Alwaymsakyeoufrirsctutonthecom - pressisoindeofthelogT . hecompres - sionsideofthelogiswhertehepres - 1st Cut . . sureofthelog'ws eighistconcentrated . Firsctuot ncompresssiidoeonflog L 2 nd Cut ZZ LIMBING AND PRUNING Secocnudt _ WARNING : Be alert for and guard against kickback . Do not allow the moving chain to contact any other branches or objects at the nose of the guide bar when limbing or pruning . Al - Firsctutoncompresssiidooenflog lowing such contact can result in seri - ous injury . BUCKING WITHOUT A SUPPORT â¢ Overcut through 1 / 3 of the diameter , _ WARNING : Never climb into a of the log . tree to limb or prune . Do not stand on â¢ Roll the log over and finish with a ladders , platforms , a log , or in any po - second overcut . sition which can cause you to lose â¢ Watch for logs with a compression your balance or control of the saw . side to prevent the saw from pinch - IMPORTANT POINTS ing . See illustrations above for cut - â¢ Watch out for springpoles . ting logs with a compression side . Springpoles are small size limbs BUCKING USING A LOG OR which can whip toward you , or pull SUPPORT STAND you off balance . Use extreme cau - â¢ Remember your first cut is always on tion when cutting small size limbs . the compression side of the log . ( Re - â¢ Be alert for springback from eanyr fer to the illustrations below for your branches that are bent or und first and second cut ) . pressure . Avoid being struck by the â¢ Your first cut should extend 1 / 3 of the branch or the saw when the tension diameter of the log . in the wood fibers is released . â¢ Finish with your second cut . â¢ Frequently clear branches out of the Using a log for support way to avoid tripping over them . 2nd Cut LIMBING â¢ Limb a tree only after it is cut down . â¢ Leave the larger limbs underneath the felled tree to support the tree as you work . % . " \ 1 st Cut â¢ Start at the base of the felled tree and work toward the top , cutting branches and limbs . Remove small . _ 1 st Cut _ - - - J - _ _ _ limbs with one cut . â¢ Keep the tree between you and the chain . â¢ Remove larger branches with the cutting techniques described in 2nd Cut - : " : ' : - ' _ _ _ BUCKING WITHOUT A SUPPORT . 12
â¢ Alwayusseanovercutotcutsmall â¢ Finisthhepruninogperatiobnyusing andfreelhyanginligmbsU . ndercut - anovercusotthatthestumopfthe limb ) rotrude1sto2inchefrsomthe tingcouldcausleimbtsofalland trunkofthetree . pincthhesaw . PRUNING Sectlnd . cut _ WARNIN _ IL : impitrunintoglimbs shouldheer ighotrbelowD . onotcutif branchaersehighethranyousrhoul - derG . eat professiotnoadlothejob . Sto & y â¢ Makyeoufrirstcut1 / 3oftheway througthhebottomofthelimb . This cutwillmakethelimbsagsothaitt / _ Third cut lto2 fallseasiloyntheseconcdut . â¢ Nexmt akteheseconcdutanover - I \ inches from trunk of tree cutallthewaythrougthhelimb . WARNING : Disconnect the spark plug before performing maintenance except for carburetor adjustments . CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Fill in dates as you complete Before After Every i 2E5v _ y ilYearly ii Service regular service Use Use 5 hrs . i Dates Check for damaged / worn parts Check for loose fasteners / parts Check chain tension Check chain sharpness Check guide bar Check fuel mixture level Check guide bar and chain oil _ Lubricate bar sprocket hole Inspect and clean unit & decals i Check chain brake Clean guide bar groove Clean air filter Clean / inspect muffler and spark arresting screen iii Replace spark plug and fuel filter GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS and chain for wear . A new spark plug The warranty on this unit does not cov - and air filter element assures proper er items that have been subjected to air - fuel mixture and helps your engine operator abuse or negligence . To re - run better and last longer . ceive full value from the warranty , the CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR operator must maintain unit as instruct - WORN PARTS ed in this manual . Various adjustments Contact Sears Service Center for re - will need to be made periodically to placement of damaged or worn parts . properly maintain your unit . NOTE : It is normal for a small amount â¢ Once a year , replace the spark plug , air filter element , and check guide bar of oil to appear under the saw after en - 13
ginestopsD . onotconfustheiswitha leakinogiltank . â¢ ON / STSOwPitc - hEnsurOeN / STOP switcfhunctionpsroperblyymoving theswitcthotheSTOpPosition . _ w Makseureenginsetopsth ; enrestart enginaendcontinue . â¢ FueTlank - Donotusesawiffuel 4 , Using bar tool , roll chain around tankshowssignosfdamagoerleaks . guide bar to ensure all links are in â¢ OilTank - Donotusesawifoiltank bar groove . showssignosfdamagoerleaks . 5 . Lift up tip of guide bar to check for CHECFKORLOOSE sag . Release tip of guide bar , then FASTENEARNSDPARTS turn adjusting screw until sag does â¢ ChainBrakNeuts not exist . â¢ Chain 6 , While lifting tip of guide bar , tighten â¢ Muffler chain brake nuts securely with the bar tool . â¢ CylindSerhield â¢ AirFilter yZ _ / 2 Chain Brake _ b4 _ â¢ HandSlecrews I _ ' _ Â° t " Nuts _ _ " â¢ VibratioMnounts â¢ StarteHrousing â¢ FronHtanGd uard CHECCKHAITNENSION 7 . Use the screwdriver end of the bar , i _ WARNING : Wear protective tool to move chain around guide bar . gloves when handling chain . The 8 . If chain does not rotate , it is too chain is sharp and can cut you even tight . Slightly loosen chain brake when it is not moving . nuts and loosen chain by turning Chain tension is very important . the adjusting screw counterclock - Chains stretch during use . wise . Retighten chain brake nuts . This is especially true during the first 9 . If chain is too loose , it will sag be - few times you use your saw . Always low the guide bar . DO NOT operate the saw if the chain is loose . check chain tension each time you use and refuel your saw . WARNING : If the saw is operated 1 . Use the screwdriver end of the with a loose chain , the chain could chain adjustment tool ( bar tool ) to jump offthe guide bar and result in se - move chain around guide bar to ensure kinks do not exist . The rious injury . CHECK CHAIN SHARPNESS chain should rotate freely . Guide A sharp chain makes wood chips . A Bar dull chain makes a sawdust powder and cuts slowly . See CHAIN SHARP - ENING in the SERVICE AND ADJUST - MENTS section . ustment CHECK GUIDE BAR Chain Brake Adjusting Tool Conditions which require guide bar Nuts Screw ( Bar Tool ) maintenance : 2 . Loosen chain brake nuts until they â¢ Saw cuts to one side or at an angle . are finger tight against the chain â¢ Saw has to be forced through the cut . brake . â¢ Inadequate supply of oil to bar / chain . 3 . Turn adjusting screw clockwise un - Check the condition of guide bar each til chain solidly contacts bottom of time chain is sharpened . A worn guide guide bar rail . bar will damage the chain and make cutting difficult . After each use , ensure ON / STOP switch is in the STOP position , then clean all sawdust from the guide bar and sprocket hole . 14
CLEAN AIR FILTER Tomaintaginuidebar : â¢ MoveON / STsOwPitcthoSTOR A dirty air filter decreases the life and â¢ Looseanndremovcehainbrake performance of the engine and in - nutsandchainbrakeR . emovbear creases fuel consumption and harmful andchaifnromsaw . emissions . Always clean your air filter â¢ Cleatnheoilholeasndbargroove after 15 tanks of fuel or 5 hours of op - eration , whichever comes first . Clean afteerach5hourosfoperation . more frequently in dusty conditions . A RemoSvaewduFsrot m , _ _ used air filter can never be completely cleaned . It is advisable to replace your Guide Bar Groovl _ - ' J _ _ air filter with a new one after every 50 _ , _ _ Sprocket Hole hours of operation , or annually , which - ever comes first . To clean filter : Oil Holes o " - ' _ . _ 1 . Loosen 3 screws on cylinder cover . â¢ Add lubricant to sprocket hole after 2 . Remove cylinder cover . each use . 3 . Remove air filter . â¢ Burring of guide bar rails is a normal 4 . Clean the air filter using hot soapyer . process of rail wear . Remove these water . Rinse with clean cool wat burrs with a flat file . Air dry completely before reinstal - â¢ When rail top is uneven , use a flat ling . file to restore square edges and 5 . Lightly oil air filter before installing to sides . improve the efficiency of air filter . _ - _ File Rail Edges _ r ] FI Use 2 - cycle engine oil or motor oil and Sides I U I ( SAE 30 ) . Squeeze excess oil from filter . Square I I I " 1 6 . Reinstall air filter . Worn Groove Correct Groove 7 . Reinstall cylinder cover and 3 Replace guide bar when the groove is screws . Tighten securely . worn , the guide bar is bent or cracked , , , - - - - , , _ _ . . _ J - Cylinder Cover Air Filter , _ " / ' , ' _ ' / / / Screws or when excess heating or burring of the rails occurs . If replacement is necessary , use only the guide bar specified for your saw in the repair parts list or on the de - cal located on the chain saw . CHECK FUEL MIXTURE LEVEL â¢ See FUELING ENGINE under the OP - ERATION section . LUBRICATION INSPECT MUFFLER AND SPARKAR - Bar Oil _ , _ RESTING SCREEN BaleSpr Â° cket Fill Cap / _ As the unit is used , carbon deposits build up on the muffler and spark ar - resting screen , and must be removed to avoid creating a fire hazard or af - fecting engine performance . â¢ See GUIDE BAR AND CHAIN OIL un - Replace the spark arresting screen if der the OPERATION section . breaks occur . â¢ Lubricate bar sprocket hole after Muffler Diffuser each use . nSparksting INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND Arrecree S DECALS â¢ After each use , inspect complete unit rMuffler for loose or damaged parts . Clean Cove Screws the unit and decals using a damp cloth with a mild detergent . â¢ Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth . CHECK CHAIN BRAKE Muffle â¢ See CHAIN BRAKE in the OPERATION Body rMuffler Cove section . 15
CLEANINTGHESPARK 1 . Loose3nscrewosncylinder ARRESTISNCGREEN cover . Cleaninisgrequireedver2y5hourosf 2 . Removtheecylindecor ver . 3 . Pulol ffthesparpklugboot . operatioonrannualwlyh , ichever comefsirst . 4 . Removseparpklugfromcylinder anddiscard . 1 . Looseanndremovtehe2muffler 5 . ReplacweithChampiConJ - 7Y covesrcrews . sparpklugandtightesnecurely 2 . Removtheemufflecrove ( rcover witha3 / 4inchsockewtrench . snaposffmufflebrody ) . Sparpkluggapshoulbde0 . 02i5n . 3 . Removmeuffledriffusearndspark 6 . Reinsttahllesparpklugboot . arrestinscgreeanssembNlyo . tice 7 . Reinsttahllecylindecor vearnd3 theorientatioofnthesepartfsor screwTs . ightesnecurely . reassembling . 4 . Cleatnhesparakrrestinsgcreen withawirebrushR . eplacsecreen Screws \ Cover ifbreakasrefound . Spark 5 . Replacaenybrokeonrcracked PluBgoot muffleprarts . 6 . Reinstdailflfusearndsparakrrest - ingscreeanssembwlyithround Spark holefsacinugp . Plug 7 . Reinstmallufflecrovearnd2 screwsT . ightesnecurely . REPLACFEUELFILTER REPLACSEPARPKLUG Toreplacfueeflilterd , rainyouur nibt y Thesparpklugshoulbdereplaced runninitgdryoffuel . Removfueecl ap anditsconnectreedtainferor mtank . eachyeatroensurteheenginsetarts Pulfliltefrromtankandremovfreom easiearndrunsbetteIrg . nitiotinming isfixedandnonadjustable . lineR . eplacaendreassemble . correcret placembeanrat ndchainis WARNINGD : isconntehcetspark alsospecifieodnadecalol cateodn plugbeforpeerformmingaintenance , thechainsaw . servicoer , adjustmeenxtscepfotrcar - SeeyouSr earSservicCeentetorre - buretoardjustments . placaendsharpeinndividucaultters CHAISNHARPENING onyoucrhain . Chaisnharpenirnegquiresspecial TOREPLACCEHAIN : toolsY . oucanpurchasseharpening 1 . MoveON / STsOwPitcthotheSTOP toolsatSearosrgotoaprofessional position . chaisnharpener . 2 . Removcehainbrakneuts . CHAIRNEPLACEMENT 3 . Removcehainbrake . WARNINGW : eaprrotective glovewshehnandlincghainT . he chainissharapndcancutyoueven whenitisnotmoving . Chain Itisnormfaolranewchaitnostretch Brake durintghefirs1t 5minuteosfoperation . Youshourldechecykoucrhaitnension Clutch Drum frequenatnlydadjusthtechaitnension asrequireSde . eCHATINENSIsOeNc - tion . Replactheeoldchainwheintbe - 4 , Turn adjusting screw on bar coun - comewsornordamageUd . seonly terclockwise to move the tension - theLow - Kickbraecpklacemcehnatin ing rack as far as it will go toward the front of the bar . specifieindtherepapirartlsist . The 16
Old fuel , a dirty air filter , dirty fuel filter , or flooding may give the impression of an improperly adjusted carburetor . Check these conditions before adjust - L o _ ing the carburetor . The carburetor has been carefully set Tensioning Rack at the factory . Adjustments may be necessary if you notice any of the fol - 5 . Slide guide bar behind clutch drum lowing conditions : until guide bar stops against clutch â¢ Chain moves at idle . See IDLE drum sprocket . SPEED - T under adjusting procedure . 6 . Remove the old chain . â¢ Saw will not idle . See IDLE SPEED - T 7 . Carefully remove new chain from and LOW SPEED MIXTURE - L under package . Hold chain with the drive links as shown . adjusting procedure . â¢ Engine dies or hesitates when it Cutters Depth Gauge should accelerate . See ACCELERA - TION CHECK under adjusting procedure . â¢ Loss of cutting power . See HIGH SPEED MIXTURE - H under adjusting procedure . Drive Links There are three adjustment screws on 8 . Place chain over and behind the carburetor . They are labeled H , L , clutch , fitting the drive links in the and T . They are located in the area just clutch drum sprocket . above the primer bulb . 9 . Fit bottom of drive links between ADJUSTING PROCEDURE the teeth in the sprocket in the CAUTION : Do not force plastic limiter nose of the guide bar . 10 . Fit chain drive links into bar caps on screws beyond the built - in stops or damage will occur . groove . 11 . Pull guide bar forward until chain is Initial Settings snug in guide bar groove . Ensure 1 . Turn both mixture screws ( L and H ) all drive links are in the bar groove . counterclockwise until they stop . 12 . Install chain brake . 2 . Turn the idle speed screw ( T ) 13 . Install chain brake nuts and finger clockwise until it stops . Then turn it tighten only . Do not tighten any fur - counterclockwise 4 and 1 / 2 turns . ther at this point . Proceed to 3 . Start engine and let it run for 3 min - CHAIN ADJUSTMENT . utes , then proceed to adjust CHAIN ADJUSTMENT screws according to the instruc - See CHAIN TENSION in MAINTENANCE tions below . If engine performance section . at initial settings is acceptable , no further adjustments are necessary . CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT If engine does not start , refer to thel TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE . If stil , _ ik WARNING : The chain will be unable to remedy situation , call moving during most of this procedure . 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . Wear your protective equipment and Idle Speed - T observe all safety precautions . During Allow engine to idle . If the chain the low speed mixture adjustment re - moves , idle is too fast . If the engine check idle speed after each turn of thedle screw . The chain must not move at i stalls , idle is too slow . Adjust speed until engine runs without chain move - speed . ment ( idle too fast ) or stalling ( idle too Carburetor adjustment is critical and if slow ) . done improperly can permanently â¢ Turn idle screw ( T ) clockwise to in - damage the engine as well as the car - crease engine speed . buretor . If you require further assis - â¢ Turn idle screw ( T ) counterclockwise tance or are unsure about performing to decrease engine speed . this procedure , call our customer as - sistance help line at 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . 17
LowSpeeMd ixture - L â¢ Turnthehighspeemd ixtusrecrew ( H ) AllowenginteoidleT . henaccelerate clockwiusnetsilawhasgoodpoweinr thecutwithnohesitatiDonon . oat d - theenginaendnoteperformanIfce . enginheesitatebso , gdsowno , r jusbt ysounodrspeedb , ujtudgbey smokedsurinagcceleratitounrn , low howwetllhesawperformintshecut . speemd ixtursecrew ( L ) clockwisine â¢ Turnthehighspeemd ixtusrecrew ( H ) counterclockiwftihseesawhas 1 / 16 - tuirnncremenutnstiplerformance issatisfactoRrey . petahtisprocedure speedb , utdiesinthecutorlacks asnecessaforyrpropeardjustment . poweinrthecut . Aftecrompletiandgjustmenchtse , ck Aftecrompletiandgjustmenchtse , ck foraccelerataionndchaimn ovement foraccelerataionndchaimn ovement atidleR . eseiftnecessary . atidleR . eseiftnecessary . Acceleration Check HighSpeeMd ixture - H DONOoTperateenginaetfullthrottle If the engine dies or hesitates instead of forprolongpeedriodwshilemakinagd - accelerating , turn the low speed mixture justmenDtsa . magtoetheengincean screw ( L ) counterclockwise until you occuMr . akeatesct utB . aseodnper - have smooth acceleration with no chain formanocefthesawwhilecuttinga , d - movement at idle . justthehighspeemd ixturseettinign 1 / 16 - tuirnncremenatssfollows : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alter - , _ WARNING : Perform the following native in minimizing the formation of steps after each use : fuel gum deposits during storage . Add â¢ Allow the engine to cool , and secure stabilizer to the gasoline in the fuel the unit before storing or transport - tank or fuel storage container . Follow ing . the mix instructions found on stabilizer â¢ Store chain saw and fuel in a well containers . Run engine at least 5 min - ventilated area where fuel vapors utes after adding stabilizer . cannot reach sparks or open flames Craftsman 40 : 1,2 - cycle engine oil ( air from water heaters , electric motors or cooled ) is especially blended with fuel switches , furnaces , etc . stabilizer . If you do not use this Sears â¢ Store chain saw with all guards in oil , you can add a fuel stabilizer to your place and position chain saw so that fuel tank . any sharp object cannot accidentally ENGINE cause injury . â¢ Store chain saw well out of the reach â¢ Remove spark plug and pour 1 tea - of children . spoon of 40 : 1,2 - cycle engine oil ( air cooled ) through the spark plug open - SEASONAL STORAGE ing . Slowly pull the starter rope 8 to Prepare your unit for storage at the 10 times to distribute oil . end of the season or if it will not be â¢ Replace spark plug with new one of used for 30 days or more . If your chain recommended type and heat range . saw is to be stored for a period of time : â¢ Clean air filter . â¢ Clean saw thoroughly before stor - â¢ Check entire unit for loose screws , age . nuts , and bolts . Replace any dam - â¢ Store in a clean dry area . aged , broken , or worn parts . â¢ Lightly oil external metal surfaces â¢ At the beginning of the next season , and guide bar . use only fresh fuel having the proper â¢ Oil the chain and wrap it in heavy pa - gasoline to oil ratio . per or cloth . FUEL SYSTEM OTHER Under FUELING ENGINE in the OPERA - â¢ Do not store gasoline from one sea - son to another . TION section of this manual , see mes - sage labeled IMPORTANT regarding â¢ Replace your gasoline can if it starts to rust . the use of gasohol in your chain saw . 18
TROUBLESHOOTTAIBNLGEopuniat WARNINGA : lwaysst nddisconnespctarpklugbeforpeerform - ingalloftherecommenrdeemdediebselowexcepret mediethsartequire operation of the unit . TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY 1 . Move ON / STOP switch to ON . Engine will not 1 . ON / STOP switch in start or will run STOP position . See " Difficult Starting " in the only a few 2 . Engine flooded . seconds after Operation Section . 3 . Fill tank with correct fuel mixture . starting . 3 . Fuel tank empty . 4 . Install new spark plug . 4 . Spark plug not firing . 5 . Check for dirty fuel filter ; replace . 5 . Fuel not reaching carburetor . Check for kinked or split fuel line ; repair or replace . 6 . See " Carburetor Adjustment " in the 6 . Carburetor requires Service and Adjustments Section . adjustment . 7 . None of the above . 7 . Contact Sears Service . 1 . See " Carburetor Adjustment " in the Engine will 1 . Idle speed set too high not idle or too low . Service and Adjustments Section . 2 . See " Carburetor Adjustment " in the properly . 2 . Low Speed Mixture requires adjustment . Service and Adjustments Section . 3 . Crankshaft seals worn . 3 . Contact Sears Service . 4 . Compression low . 4 . Contact Sears Service . 5 . None of the above . 5 . Contact Sears Service . 1 . Clean or replace air filter . Engine will not 1 . Air filter dirty . 2 . accelerate , 2 . Spark plug fouled . Clean or replace plug and regap . lacks power , 3 . or dies under 3 . Carburetor requires See " Carburetor Adjustment " in the a load . adjustment . Service and Adjustments Section . 4 . Contact Sears Service . 4 . Exhaust ports or muf - fler outlets plugged . 5 . Contact Sears Service . 5 . Compression low . 6 . Chain brake engaged . 6 . Disengage chain brake . 7 . None of the above . 7 . Contact Sears Service . 1 . Adjust choke . Engine 1 . Choke partially on . smokes 2 . Fuel mixture incorrect . 2 . Empty fuel tank and refill with correct fuel mixture . excessively . 3 . Air filter dirty . 3 . Clean or replace air filter . 4 . High Speed Mixture 4 . See " Carburetor Adjustment " in the requires adjustment . Service and Adjustments Section . 5 . Crankcase leak . 5 . Contact Sears Service . 1 . Fuel mixture incorrect . Engine runs 1 . See " Fueling Engine " in the Operation hot . section . 2 . 2 . Spark plug incorrect . Replace with correct plug . 3 . 3 . High Speed Mixture See " Carburetor Adjustment " in the set too lean . Service and Adjustments Section . 4 . Contact Sears Service . 4 . Exhaust ports or muf - fler outlets plugged . 5 . 5 . Carbon build - up on Clean spark arresting screen . spark arresting screen . 6 . 6 . Starter housing dirty Clean starter housing area . 7 . None of the above . 7 . Contact Sears Service . 19
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE - Continued TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY Oil inadequate 1 . Oil tank empty . 1 . Fill oil tank . for bar and 2 . Oil pump or oil filter 2 . Contact Sears Service . chain clogged . lubrication . 3 . Guide bar oil hole 3 . Remove bar and clean . blocked . Chain moves at 1 . Idle speed requires 1 . See " Carburetor Adjustment " in the idle speed . adjustment . Service and Adjustments Section . 2 . Contact Sears Service . 2 . Clutch requires repair . 1 . Chain tension too Chain does not 1 . See " Check Chain Tension " in the move when en - tight . Maintenance Section . 2 . Carburetor requires gine is acceler - 2 . See " Carburetor Adjustment " in the ated . adjustment . Service and Adjustments Section . 3 . Guide bar rails 3 . Repair or replace . pinched . 4 . Clutch slipping . 4 . Contact Sears Service . 5 . Chain brake engaged . 5 . Disengage chain brake . Chain clatters 1 . Chain tension incorrect . 1 . See " Check Chain Tension " in the Maintenance Section . or cuts roughly . 2 . Contact Sears Service . 2 . Cutters damaged . 3 . Chain worn . 3 . Resharpen or replace chain . 4 . Cutters dull , improperly 4 . See " Chain Sharpening " in the sharpened , or depth Service and Adjustments Section . gauges too high . 5 . Contact Sears Service . 5 . Sprocket worn . 6 . Chain installed 6 . Install chain in right direction . backwards . Chain stops 1 . Chain cutter tops not 1 . See " Chain Sharpening " in the within the cut . filed flat . Service and Adjustments Section . 2 . Guide bar burred or 2 . Repair or replace guide bar . bent ; rails uneven . 3 . Clutch slipping . 3 . Contact Sears Service . Chain cuts at 1 . Cutters damaged on 1 . See " Chain Sharpening " in the one side . an angle . Service and Adjustments Section . 2 . Chain dull on one side . 2 . See " Chain Sharpening " in the Service and Adjustments Section . 3 . Guide bar bent or worn . 3 . Replace guide bar . If situations occur which are not covered in this manual , use care and good judgement . If you need assistance , contact Sears Service or the CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE HELPLINE at 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND garden equipment engine for the peri - OBLIGATIONS : The U . S . Environ - ods of time listed below provided there mental Protection Agency and Sears , has been no abuse , neglect , or im - Roebuck and Co . , U . S . A . , are pleased proper maintenance of your lawn and to explain the emissions control sys - garden equipment engine . Your emis - tem warranty on your lawn and garden sion control system includes parts equipment engine . All new utility and such as the carburetor and the ignition lawn and garden equipment engines system . Where a warrantable condition must be designed , built , and equipped exits , Sears will repair your lawn and to meet the stringent anti - smog stan - garden equipment engine at no cost to dards . Sears must warrant the emis - you . Expenses covered under warran - sion control system on your lawn and ty include diagnosis , parts and labor . 2O
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY vice center or call Sears at 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 . WARRANTY PE - COVERAGE : If any emissions related part on your engine ( as listed under RIOD : Any warranted part which is not Emissions Control Warranty Parts List ) scheduled for replacement as required is defective or a defect in the materials maintenance , or which is scheduled or workmanship of the engine causes only for regular inspection to the effect the failure of such an emission related of " repair or replace as necessary " part , the part will be repaired or re - shall be warranted for 2 years . Any placed by Sears . OWNER'S WAR - warranted part which is scheduled for RANTY RESPONSIBILITIES : As the replacement as required maintenance lawn and garden equipment engine shall be warranted for the period of owner , you are responsible for the per - time up to the first scheduled replace - formance of the required maintenance ment point for that part . DIAGNOSIS : listed in your instruction manual . Sears The owner shall not be charged for recommends that you retain all re - diagnostic labor which leads to the de - termination that a warranted part is de - ceipts covering maintenance on your lawn and garden equipment engine , fective if the diagnostic work is per - but Sears cannot deny warranty solely formed at an approved Sears servicing center . CONSEQUENTIAL DAM - for the lack of receipts or for your fail - ure to ensure the performance of all AGES : Sears may be liable for dam - scheduled maintenance . As the lawn ages to other engine components and garden equipment engine owner , caused by the failure of a warranted you should be aware that Sears may part still under warranty . WHAT uISsed NOT COVERED : All failures ca deny you warranty coverage if your lawn and garden equipment engine or by abuse , neglect , or improper mainte - nance are not covered . ADD - ON OR a part of it has failed due to abuse , ne - MODIFIED PARTS : The use of add - on glect , improper maintenance , unap - proved modifications , or the use of or modified parts can be grounds for dis - parts not made or approved by the allowing a warranty claim . Sears is not liable to cover failures of warranted original equipment manufacturer . You are responsible for presenting your parts caused by the use of add - on or lawn and garden equipment engine to modified parts . HOW TO FILE A a Sears authorized repair center as CLAIM : If you have any questions re - soon as a problem exists . Warranty garding your warranty rights and re - repairs should be completed in a rea - sponsibilities , you should contact your nearest authorized service center or sonable amount of time , not to exceed call Sears at 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 . WHERE 30 days . If you have any questions TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE : War - regarding your warranty rights and re - sponsibilities , you should contact your ranty services or repairs shall be pro - nearest authorized service center or vided at all Sears service centers , call : call Sears at 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 . WAR - 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 . MAINTENANCE , RE - RANTY COMMENCEMENT DATE : PLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF EMIS - The warranty period begins on the SION RELATED PARTS : Any Sears date the lawn and garden equipment approved replacement part used in the engine is purchased . LENGTH OF performance of any warranty mainte - COVERAGE : This warranty shall be nance or repair on emission related for a period of two years from the initial parts will be provided without charge to date of purchase . WHAT IS COV - the owner if the part is under warranty . ERED : REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY OF PARTS . Repair or replacement of PARTS LIST : Carburetor , Ignition Sys - any warranted part will be performed at tem : Spark Plug ( covered up to main - no charge to the owner at an approved tenance schedule ) , Ignition Module . MAINTENANCE STATEMENT : The Sears servicing center . If you have any questions regarding your warranty owner is responsible for the perfor - rights and responsibilities , you should mance of all required maintenance as defined in the instruction manual . contact your nearest authorized ser - 21