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Operator's Manual I CRRFTSMRN Â° I 2.4 cu . in . / 40cc 2 - Cycle GASOLINE CHAIN SAW Model No . 358.351820 - 18 in . Bar â¢ Safety â¢ Assembly â¢ Operation â¢ Maintenance â¢ Parts List â¢ Espa _ ol , p . 27 CRAFTSMAN ' 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 . 545167694 Rev . 2 6 / 26 / 08 BRW
Warranty 2 Storage 20 Safety Rules 2 Troubleshooting Table 21 Assembly 6 Emissions Statement 23 Operation 7 Parts List 25 Maintenance 14 Spanish 27 Service and Adjustments 17 Parts & Ordering Back Cover TWO YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN GAS CHAIN SAW When used and maintained according to the operator's manual , if this product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within two ( 2 ) years from the date of pur - chase , return it to any Sears store , Sears Service Center , or other Craftsman outlet in the United States for free repair ( or replacement if repair proves impossible ) . This warranty excludes the bar , chain , spark plug and air filter , which are expend - able parts that can wear out from normal use in less than one year . This warranty applies for only 30 days from purchase date if this product is ever used for commercial or rental purposes . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 â¢ Wear protective gear . Always use WARNING : Always disconnect steel - toed safety footwear with non - slip spark plug wire when making repairs ex - soles ; snug - fitting clothing ; heavy - duty , cept for carburetor adjustments . Be - non - slip gloves ; eye protection such cause a chain saw is a high - speed as non - fogging , vented goggles or wood - cutting tool , special precautions face screen ; an approved safety hard must be observed to reduce the risk of hat ; and sound barriers ( ear plugs or accidents . Careless or improper use of mufflers ) to protect your hearing . Reg - this tool can cause serious injury . ular users should have hearing checked regularly as chain saw noise PLAN AHEAD can damage hearing . â¢ Restrict the use of your saw to adult â¢ Secure hair above shoulder length . Do users who understand and can fol - not wear loose clothing or jewelry ; they low safety rules , precautions , and can get caught in moving parts . operating instructions found in this â¢ Keep all parts of your body away from manual . the chain when the engine is running . Hearing _ . j Safety Hat â¢ Keep children , bystanders , and ani - Protection Jk " l mals a minimum of 30 feet ( 10 me - Eye * _ . l w , o _ Protection ters ) away from the work area when Snug starting and using the saw . Fitting Heavy Duty â¢ Do not handle or operate a chain saw Clothing Gloves 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 . If Safety Safety Chaps you have any condition that might be Shoes aggravated by strenuous work , check with doctor before operating . â¢ Do not start cutting until you have a clear work area , secure footing , and , if you are felling trees , a planned re - treat path .
OPERAYTOEURSAWSAFELY â¢ Follow instructions for lubricating and â¢ Donotoperaatechaisnawwithone changing accessories . handS . eriouinsjurtyotheoperator , â¢ Check for damaged parts . Before fur - helperbsy , standeorrsanycombina - ther use of the chain saw , a guard or tionofthesepersonmsayresuflrtom other part that is damaged should be one - handoepderatioAnc . haisnaw carefully checked to determine that it isintendefodrtwo - handuesde . will operate properly and perform its â¢ Operattheechaisnawonlyinawell - intended function . Check for alignment ventilatoeudtdoaorrea . of moving parts , binding of moving â¢ Donotoperasteawfromaladdeorr parts , breakage of parts , mounting and inatree . any other conditions that may affect its â¢ Makesurethechaiwn illnotmake operation . A guard or other part that is contawctithanyobjecwthilestarting damaged should be properly repaired theengine . Never try to start the saw or replaced by a Sears Service Center unless otherwise indicated elsewhere when the guide bar is in a cut . â¢ Do not put pressure on the saw at in the operator's manual . the end of the cut . Applying pressure â¢ When not in use , chain saws should can cause you to lose control when be stored in a dry , high or locked - up the cut is completed . place out of the reach of children . â¢ Stop engine before setting saw down . â¢ When storing saw , use a scabbard or â¢ Hand carry saw only when engine is carrying case . stopped . Carry with muffler away HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION from body ; guide bar & chain project - â¢ Do not smoke while handling fuel or ing behind you ; guide bar preferably while operating the saw . covered with a scabbard . â¢ Eliminate all sources of sparks or flame in the areas where fuel is â¢ Do not operate a chain saw that is damaged , improperly adjusted , or mixed or poured . not completely and securely as - â¢ Mix and pour fuel in an outdoor area sembled . Always replace bar , chain , and use an approved , marked con - hand guard , or chain brake immedi - tainer for all fuel purposes . Wipe up ately if it becomes damaged , broken all fuel spills before starting saw . or is otherwise removed . â¢ Move at least 10 feet ( 3 meters ) from MAINTAIN YOUR SAW IN GOOD fueling site before starting engine . WORKING ORDER â¢ Turn the engine off and let saw cool in a non - combustible area , not on , _ LWARNING : Disconnect the dry leaves , straw , paper , etc . Slowly spark plug before performing mainte - remove fuel cap and refuel unit . nance except carburetor adjustments . â¢ Empty the fuel tank before storing or â¢ Have all chain saw service performed transporting the unit . Use up fuel left in by a qualified service dealer with the the carburetor by starting the engine exception of the items listed in the and letting it run until it stops . MAINTENANCE section of this manual . â¢ Store the unit and fuel in an area â¢ Make certain the saw chain stops where fuel vapors cannot reach moving when the throttle trigger is sparks or open flames from water released . For correction , refer to heaters , electric motors or switches , CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT . furnaces , etc . â¢ Keep the handles dry , clean , and GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK free from oil or fuel mixture . Follow all safety rules to help avoidcan â¢ Keep caps and fasteners securely kickback and other forces which tightened . result in serious injury . â¢ Nonconforming replacement compo - _ ' _ \ j _ ; 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 - ommended . Never modify your saw . â¢ Maintain chain saw with care . â¢ Keep unit sharp and clean for better and safer performance .
â¢ Keep saw chain sharp and properlyan , _ kWARNING : Avoid kickback tensioned . A loose or dull chain c which can result in serious injury . increase the chance of kickback . Fol - Kickback is the backward , upward or low manufacturer's chain esharpeningck and maintenance instructions . Ch sudden forward motion of the guide bar occurring when the saw chain near tension at regular intervals , but never the upper tip of the guide bar contacts with the engine running . Make sure any object such as a log or branch , or the bar nuts are securely tightened . when the wood closes in and pinches â¢ Begin and continue cutting at full the saw chain in the cut . Contacting a speed . If the chain is moving at a slower speed , there is greater foreign object in the wood can also re - sult in loss of chain saw control . chance of kickback occurring . â¢ Use extreme caution when re - enter - â¢ Rotational Kickback can occur ing a previous cut . when the moving chain contacts an â¢ Do not attempt cuts starting with the object at the upper tip of the guide bar . This contact can cause the tip of the bar ( plunge cuts ) . â¢ Watch for shifting logs or other forces chain to dig into the object , which that could close a cut and pinch or stops the chain for an instant . The fall into chain . result is a lightning fast , reverse â¢ Use the Reduced - Kickback Guide reaction which kicks the guide bar up Bar and Low - Kickback Chain speci - and back toward the operator . fied for your saw . â¢ Pinch - Kickback can occur when the Avoid Pinch - Kickback : the wood closes in and pinches the â¢ Be extremely aware of situations or moving saw chain in the cut along obstructions that can cause material the top of the guide bar and the saw to pinch the top of or otherwise stop chain is suddenly stopped . This sud - the chain . den stopping of the chain results in a reversal of the chain force used to â¢ Do not cut more than one log at a time . cut wood and causes the saw to â¢ Do not twist the saw as the bar is move in the opposite direction of the withdrawn from an undercut when chain rotation . The saw is driven bucking . straight back toward the operator . Avoid Pull - In : â¢ Pull - In can occur when the moving â¢ Always begin cutting with the engine chain contacts a foreign object in the at full speed and the saw housing wood in the cut along the bottom of against wood . the guide bar and the saw chain is â¢ Use wedges made of plastic or wood . suddenly stopped . This sudden stop - Never use metal to hold the cut open . ping pulls the saw forward and away MAINTAIN CONTROLe from the operator and could easily Stand to the left of th saw cause the operator to lose control of Thumb on the saw . underside t REDUCE THE CHANCE OF KICKBACK â¢ Recognize that kickback can hap - pen . With a basic understanding of kickback , you can reduce the ele - ment of surprise which contributes to of h _ \ Elbow accidents . locked â¢ Never let the moving chain contact Never reverse hand positions any object at the tip of the guide bar . â¢ Keep the working area free from ob - â¢ A good , firm grip on the saw with both structions such as other trees , hands will help you maintain control . branches , rocks , fences , stumps , Don't let go . Grip the rear handle with etc . Eliminate or avoid any your right hand whether you are right obstruction that your saw chain could or left handed . Wrap the fingers of hit while you are cutting . your left hand over and around the â¢ When cutting a branch , do not let the front handlebar , and your left thumb guide bar contact branch or other ob - under the front handlebar . Keep your jects around it . left arm straight with the elbow locked .
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KNOW YOUR CHAIN SAW READ THIS operator's 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 Handle Adjustment Tool Front Hand Guard . Starter Rope ( Bar Tool ) _ - ON / STOP Fast Idle Switch Choke / Chain Muffler Lever / Bar Bar Oil Fill Cap _ I Sprocket / Hole Primer Bulb Starter Housing Fuel Mix Fill Cap Cylinder , Cover Chain _ Brake Throttle Chain Lockout Direction Rear \ of Travel Handle A ! Guide Bar Throttle / cChainher , Cat Trigger Clutch Cover Bar Nuts CHAIN BRAKE ON / STOP SWITCH The ON / STOP SWITCH is used to stop The CHAIN BRAKE is a device designed the engine . to stop the chain if kickback occurs . The THROTTLE TRIGGER chain brake activates automatically in the event of kickback . The chain brake The THRO - FILE TRIGGER controls en - activates manually if the front hand gine speed . guard is pushed forward . The chain THROTTLE LOCK - OUT brake is disengaged by pulling the front The THRO - FILE LOCK - OUT must be hand guard back toward the front handle pressed before you can squeeze the as far as possible . throttle trigger . This feature prevents you CHAIN TENSION from accidentally squeezing the trigger . It is normal for a new chain to stretch CHOKE / FAST IDLE LEVER during the first 15 minutes of operation . The choke and fast idle are set by pull - You should check your chain tension ing the CHOKE / FAST IDLE LEVER out to each time before you start the chainhe the full extent for cold starting or after saw . See CHAIN TENSION under t refueling . The choke provides additional MAINTENANCE section . fuel to the engine during cold starting . PRIMER BULB , _ WARNING : Ifthe saw is oper - The PRIMER BULB circulates fuel to the ated with a loose chain , the chain carburetor to provide quicker starting . could jump offthe guide bar and result in serious injury to the operator and / or damage the chain making it unusable . 7
BEFORSETARTINEGNGINE Once oil is added to the gasoline , shake container momentarily to assure _ LWARNING : Muffler is very hot that the fuel is thoroughly mixed . Al - during and after use . Do not touch the ways read and follow the safety rules muffler or allow combustible material relating to fuel before fueling your unit . such as dry grass or fuel to do so . IMPORTANT Experience indicates that alcohol - _ , WARNING : Be sure to read the blended fuels ( called gasohol or using fuel handling information in the safety ethanol or methanol ) can attract mois - rules section of this manual before you ture which leads to separation and begin . If you do not understand the formation of acids during storage . Acidic fuel handling information do not at - gas can damage the fuel system of an tempt to fuel your unit . Seek help from engine while in storage . To avoid engine someone that does understand the in - problems , the fuel system should be formation or call the customer assis - emptied before storage for 30 days or tance help line at 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . longer . Drain the gas tank , start the en - GUIDE BAR AND CHAIN OIL gine and let it run until the fuel lines and The bar and chain require lubrication . carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel The chain oiler provides continuous next season . Never use engine or car - lubrication to the chain and guide bar . buretor cleaner products in the fuel tank Be sure to fill the bar oil tank when you or permanent damage may occur . fill the fuel tank ( Capacity = 6.8 ft . oz . ) . See the STORAGE section for additional Lack of oil will quickly ruin the bar and information chain . Too little oil will cause overheat - CHAIN BRAKE ing shown by smoke coming from the Ensure chain brake is disengaged by chain and / or discoloration of the bar . pulling the front hand guard back toward For maximum guide bar and chain life , the front handle as far as possible . The we recommend you use Craftsmanar chain brake must be disengaged before chain saw bar oil . If Craftsman b oil cutting with the saw . is not available , you may use a good grade SAE 30 oil until you are able to _ LWARNING : The chain must not obtain Craftsman brand . The oil output move when the engine runs at idle is automatically metered during opera - speed . If the chain moves at idle tion . Your saw will use approximately speed refer to CARBURETOR ADJUST - one tank of bar oil for every tank of fuel MENT within this manual . Avoid contact mix . Always fill the bar oil tank when with the muffler . A hot muffler can you fill the fuel tank . cause serious burns . STOPPING YOUR ENGINE FUELING ENGINE â¢ Release the throttle trigger . _ LWARNING : Remove fuel cap â¢ Move ON / STOP switch to the STOP position . slowly when refueling . STARTING POSITION This engine is certified to operate on â¢ To start the engine , hold the saw unleaded gasoline . Before operation , firmly on the ground as illustrated . gasoline must be mixed with a good Make sure the chain is free to turn quality synthetic 2 - cycle air - cooled en - without contacting any object . gine oil . We recommend Craftsman brand synthetic oil . Mix gasoline and Starter Rope Handle oil ata ratio of 40 : 1 . A40 : 1 ratio is ob - tained by mixing 3.2 ounces of oil with Left Hand 1 gallon of unleaded gasoline . Includedof on Front with this saw is a 3.2 ounce container Handle oil . Pour the entire contents of this con - tainer into 1 gallon of gasoline to achieve the proper fuel mixture . DO NOT USE automotive or boat oil . These oils will cause engine damage . When mixing fuel follow the instruc - Right Foot Through Rear Handle tions printed on the oil container . 8
5 . Push the choke / fast idle lever in to m _ WARNINGD : onoat ttemtpot the HALF CHOKE position . throwordrop - stathrtechaisnaw . CHOKE / FAST IDLE LEVER Doinsgowillputtheoperataotrriskof seriouinsjurdyuetolossofcontroolf thechaisnaw . OFF IMPORTAPNOTINTTSOREMEMBER / HALF Whenpullintghestarteror ped , onot / FULL usethefullextenotftheropeasthis / cancausteheropetobreakD . onotlet starteror pesnapbackH . oldthehan - dleandlettheroperewinsdlowly . Focr oldweathsetrartinsgt , arttheunit atFULCLHOKaEll ; owtheenginteo warmupbeforsequeezitnhgethrottle 6 . Pull the starter rope sharply with trigger . your right hand until the engine NOTED : onotattemtpotcutmaterial starts . withthechoke / faidslteleveirntheFULL 7 . Allow the engine to run for approxi - CHOKpEosition . mately 30 seconds . Then , squeeze STARTINACGOLDENGIN ( oErwarm and release the throttle trigger to al - enginaefterrunninogutoffuel ) low engine to return to idle speed . NOTEIn : thefollowinsgtepsw , hetnhee STARTING A WARM ENGINE choke / faidslteleveirspulleoduttoth 1 . Move ON / STOP switch to the ON fullextentht , ecorrecthtrottsleettinfgor position . startinisgsetautomatically . 2 . Pull the choke / fast idle lever out to the FULL CHOKE position to set the IGNITION fast idle , then push the lever in to SWITCH the HALF CHOKE position . ON 3 . Slowly press primer bulb 6 times . 4 . Using your right hand , pull starter STOP rope handle with a controlled and steady motion until engine starts . 5 . Squeeze and release throttle trigger to allow engine to return to idle speed . Lever DIFFICULT STARTING ( or starting a flooded engine ) 1 . Move ON / STOP switch to the ON The engine may be flooded with too position . much fuel if it has not started after 10 2 . Pull choke / fast idle lever out to the pulls . full extent ( to the FULL CHOKE posi - Flooded engines can be cleared of ex - tion ) . cess fuel by pushing the choke / fast 3 . Slowly press primer bulb 6 times . idle lever in completely ( to the OFF 4 . This unit has the Sim - - pulTM starting CHOKE position ) and then following the system . You do not have to pull the warm engine starting procedure listed starter rope handle sharply or briskly . above . Ensure the ON / STOP switch is Using your right hand , pull starter in the ON position . rope handle 5 times with a controlled Starting could require pulling the start - and steady motion . Then , proceed er rope handle many times depending to the next step . on how badly the unit is flooded . If en - NOTE : If the engine sounds as if it is try - gine fails to start , refer to the TROU - ing to start before the 5th pull , stop pull - BLESHOOTING TABLE or call ing and immediately proceed to the next 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . step .
CHAIBNRAKE inches ( 35 cm ) above a stump or other wooden surface . Release your grip on _ EWARNING : Ifthe brake band is the front handle and use the weight of worn too thin it may break when the the saw to let the tip of the guide bar fall chain brake is triggered . With a broken forward and contact the stump . When brake band , the chain brake will not the tip of the bar hits the stump , the stop the chain . The chain brake must brake should activate . be replaced if any part is worn to less OPERATING TIPS than 0.020 " ( 0.5 mm ) thick . Repairs on â¢ Check chain tension before first use , a chain brake should be made by your after 1 minute of operation , and each Sears Service Center . Take your unit time before you start the chain saw . to the place of purchase or to the near - See CHAIN TENSION in the MAINTE - est Sears Service Center . NANCE section . â¢ This saw is equipped with a chain â¢ Cut wood only . Do not cut metal , plas - brake . The brake is designed to stop tics , masonry , non - wood building ma - the chain if kickback occurs . terials , etc . â¢ The inertia - activated chain brake is â¢ Stop the saw if the chain strikes a activated if the front hand guard is foreign object . Inspect the saw and pushed forward , either manually ( by repair or replace parts as necessary . hand ) or automatically ( by sudden If the chain jumps off the guide bar , movement ) . inspect the chain for damaged drive â¢ If the brake is already activated , it is links before reinstalling . Burrs on disengaged by pulling the front hand drive links , which prevent them from guard back toward the front handle entering the groove of the guide bar , as far as possible . can be removed with a flat file . â¢ When cutting with the saw , the chain â¢ Keep the chain out of dirt and sand . brake must be disengaged . Even a small amount of dirt will dull a Disengaged chain , increase the possibility of kick - Engaged back , and require chain sharpening or . , : : : : replacement . â¢ Practice cutting a few small logs us - ing the following techniques to get the " feel " of using your saw before you begin a major sawing operation . Braking function control â¢ Squeeze the throttle trigger and al - CAUTION : The chain brake must be low the engine to reach full speed before cutting . checked several times daily . The en - â¢ Begin cutting with the saw frame gine must be running when performing against the log . this procedure . This is the only â¢ Keep the engine at full speed the instance when the saw should be entire time you are cutting . placed on the ground with the engine â¢ Allow the chain to cut for you . Ex - running . ert only light downward pressure . Place the saw on firm ground . Grip the If you force the cut , damage to the rear handle with your right hand and bar , chain , or engine can result . the front handle with your left hand . â¢ Release the throttle trigger as Apply full throttle by fully depressing soon as the cut is completed , al - the throttle trigger . Activate the chain lowing the engine to idle . If youout run the saw at full throttle with brake by turning your left wrist against the hand guard without releasing your a cutting load , unnecessary wear grip around the front handle . The chain can occur to the chain , bar , and should stop immediately . engine . To maximize operating efficiency , do not run the engine Inertia activating function control for longer than 30 seconds at a time at full throttle , , _ WARNING : When performing â¢ To avoid losing control when cut is the following procedure , the engine complete , do not put pressure on must be turned off . saw at end of cut . Grip the rear handle with your right hand â¢ Stop the engine before setting the and the front handle with your left hand . saw down after cutting . Hold the chain saw approximately 14 10
TREE FELLING TECHNIQUES FELLING LARGE TREES ( 6 inches ( 15 cm ) in diameter or larger ) _ IkWARNING : Check for broken or The notch method is used to fell largethe dead branches which can fall while cut - trees . A notch is cut on the side of ting causing serious injury . Do not cut tree in the desired direction of fall . After near buildings or electrical wires if you a felling cut is made on the opposite do not know the direction of tree fall , nor side of tree , the tree will tend to fall into cut at night since you will not be ale to the notch . see well , nor during bad weather such NOTE : If the tree has large buttress as rain , snow , or strong winds , etc . If roots , remove them before making the the tree makes contact with any utility notch . If using saw to remove buttress line , the utility company should be noti - roots , keep saw chain from contacting fied immediately . ground to prevent dulling of the chain . â¢ Carefully plan your sawing operation NOTCH CUT AND FELLING THE in advance . TREE â¢ Clear the work area . You need a clear â¢ Make notch cut by cutting the top of area all around the tree so you can the notch first . Cut through 1 / 3of the have secure footing . diameter of the tree . Next complete â¢ The chain saw operator should keep the notch by cutting the bottom of the on the uphill side of the terrain as the notch . See illustration . Once the tree is likely to roll or slide downhill notch is cut remove the notch of after it is felled . wood from the tree . â¢ Study the natural conditions that can cause the tree to fall in a particular di - Final ( felling ) cut here , 2 . inches rection . ( 5 cm ) above center of notch Natural conditions that can cause a tree to fall in a particular direction include : First cut I , 2 ' ; I / â¢ The wind direction and speed . i / â¢ The lean of the tree . The lean of a tree might not be apparent due to un - even or sloping terrain . Use a plumb Notch _ _ " - - _ - , . , or level to determine the direction of tree lean . â¢ Weight and branches on one side . â¢ Surrounding trees and obstacles . Look for decay and rot . If the trunk is rotted , it can snap and fall toward the operator . Check for broken or dead After removing the wood from the branches which can fall on you while notch , make the felling cut on the op - cutting . Make sure there is enougha posite side of the notch . This is done room for the tree to fall . Maintain dis - by making a cut about two inches ( 5 tance of 2 - 1 / 2tree lengths from the near - cm ) higher than the center of the est person or other objects . Engine notch . This will leave enough uncut noise can drown out a warning call . wood between the felling cut and the Remove dirt , stones , loose bark , nails , notch to form a hinge . This hinge will staples , and wire from the tree where help prevent the tree from falling in the cuts are to be made . wrong direction . Plan a clear retreat path to the rear Hinge holds tree on stump and helps and diagonal to the line of fall . control fall Opening of felling _ 1 _ , < 2 , Plan a clear retreat path " _ ' _ / ' L _ . . . . ( } - - _ - Direction of Fall - t45 Â° / _ Closing of / Â£ xe ' - _ " notch 11
NOTE : Before felling cut is complete , Use a wedge to remove pinched saw use wedges to open the cut if necessary to control the direction of fall . To avoid kickback and chain damage , use wood or plastic wedges , but never steel or iron Turn saw OFF and use a plastic or wedges . wooden wedge to force cut open . â¢ Be alert to signs that the tree is OvercutUng begins on the top side of ready to fall : cracking sounds , widen - the log with the bottom of the saw ing of the felling cut , or movement in against the log . When overcutting use the upper branches . â¢ As tree starts to fall , stop saw , put it light downward pressure . down , and get away quickly on your planned retreat path . _ L _ Overcutting _ / â¢ DO NOT cut down a partially fallen tree with your saw . Be extremely cautious with partially fallen trees that may be Undercutting " " - ' , b poorly supported . When a tree doesn't fall completely , set the saw aside and Undercutting involves cutting on the pull down the tree with a cable winch , block and tackle , or tractor . underside of the log with top of saw against the log . When undercutting CUTTING A FALLEN TREE use light upward pressure . Hold saw ( BUCKING ) firmly and maintain control . The saw Bucking is the term used for cutting a will tend to push back toward you . fallen tree to the desired log size . _ ILWARNING : Nevertum saw up - , _ WARNING : Do not stand on the side down to undercut . The saw can - log being cut . Any portion can roll not be controlled in this position . causing loss of footing and control . Do Always make your first cut on the com - not stand downhill of the log being cut . pression side of the log . The compres - IMPORTANT POINTS sion side of the log is where the pres - â¢ Cut only one log at a time . sure of the log's weight is â¢ Cut shattered wood very carefully ; concentrated . sharp pieces of wood could be flung First cut on compression side of log toward operator . â¢ Use a sawhorse to cut small logs . Never allow another person to hold the log while cutting and never hold the log with your leg or foot . Second cut â¢ Do not cut in an area where logs , limbs , and roots are tangled such as Second cut in a blown down area . Drag the logs into a clear area before cutting by pulling out exposed and cleared logs first . TYPES OF CUTTING USED FOR First cut on compression side of log BUCKING BUCKING WITHOUT A SUPPORT _ I , WARNING : If saw becomes â¢ Overcut through 1 / 3of the diameter pinched or hung in a log , don't try to of the log . force it out . You can lose control of the â¢ Roll the log over and finish with a second overcut . saw resulting in injury and / or damage â¢ Watch for logs with a compression to the saw . Stop the saw , drive a side to prevent the saw from pinch - wedge of plastic or wood into the cut ing . See illustrations for cutting logs until the saw can be removed easily . with a compression side . Restart the saw and carefully ireentern the cut . To avoid kickback and cha BUCKING USING A LOG OR SUPPORT STAND damage , do not use a metal wedge . Do not attempt to restart your saw â¢ Remember your first cut is always on when it is pinched or hung in a log . the compression side of the log . 12
( Refetortheillustratiobneslowfor â¢ Watch out for springpoles . Springpoles are small size limbs which can catch youfrirstandseconcdut ) â¢ Youfrirsct utshouledxten1d / 3ofthe the saw chain and whip toward you or diametoefrthelog . pull you off balance . Use extreme cau - â¢ Finiswhithyousreconcdut . tion when cutting small size limbs or slender material . â¢ Be alert for springback . Watch out for Using a log for support branches that are bent or under 2 nd Cut , pressure . Avoid being struck by then branch or the saw when the tensio in the wood fibers is released . â¢ Keep a clear work area . Frequently clear branches out of the way to avoid tripping over them . LIMBING â¢ Always limb a tree after it is cut down . Only then can limbing be done safely and properly . â¢ Leave the larger limbs underneath the felled tree to support the tree as you work . â¢ Start at the base of the felled tree and work toward the top , cutting branches and limbs . Remove small limbs with one cut . â¢ Keep the tree between you and ethee chain . Cut from the side of the tr opposite the branch you are cutting . â¢ Remove larger , supporting branches with the cutting techniques described in BUCKING WITHOUT A SUPPORT â¢ Always use an overcut to cut small and freely hanging limbs . Undercutting could cause limbs to fall and pinch the saw . PRUNING _ IkWARNING : Limit pruning to limbs shoulder height or below . Do not cut if branches are higher than your shoulder . Get a professional to do the job . LIMBING AND PRUNING â¢ Make your first cut 1 / 3 of the way through the bottom of the limb . WARNING : Be alert for and â¢ Next make a 2nd cut all the way guard against kickback . Do not allow the through the limb . Then cut a third moving chain to contact any other overcut leaving a 1 to 2 inch ( 2.5 to 5 branches or objects at the nose of the cm ) collar from the truck of the tree . guide bar when limbing or pruning . Al - lowing such contact can result in serious injury . iThcS : : . co / / , c _ WARNING : Never climb into a tree to limb or prune . Do not stand on ladders , platforms , a log , or in any posi - Collar tit _ tion which can cause you to lose your balance or control of the saw . IMPORTANT POINTS X , , A ! li # _ First cut â¢ Work slowly , keeping both hands firmly ' Pruning technique gripped on the saw . Maintain secure footing and balance . 13
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES _ / LWARNING : Disconnect the spark plug before performing maintenance except for carburetor adjustments . i : _ After Fill in dates as you complete Before Every Every Yearly i Service Use 5 hrs . 25 hrs . Dates regular service Use 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 _ _ " Inspect and clean unit & decals ii Check chain brake ii Clean guide bar groove Clean air filter Clean / inspect muffler and spark arresting screen Replace spark plug and fuel filter GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS â¢ Fuel Tank - Do not use saw if fuel The warranty on this unit does not cov - tank shows signs of damage or leaks . â¢ Oil Tank - Do not use saw if oil tank er items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence . To re - shows signs of damage or leaks . CHECK FOR LOOSE ceive full value from the warranty , the FASTENERS AND PARTS operator must maintain unit as â¢ Bar Nuts instructed in this manual . Various ad - â¢ Chain justments will need to be made period - â¢ Muffler ically to properly maintain your unit . â¢ Cylinder Shield â¢ Once a year , replace the spark plug , â¢ Air Filter air filter , and check guide bar and â¢ Handle Screws chain for wear . A new spark plug and â¢ Vibration Mounts air filter assures proper air - fuel mixture â¢ Starter Housing and helps your engine run better and â¢ Front Hand Guard last longer . CHECK CHAIN TENSION CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR WORN PARTS , _ WARNING : Wear protective Contact your Sears Service Center for gloves when handling chain . The chain replacement of damaged or worn parts . is sharp and can cut you even when it is NOTE : It is normal for a small amount of not moving . oil to appear under the saw after engine Chain tension is very important . Chains stops . Do not confuse this with a leaking stretch during use . This is especially true oil tank . during the first few times you use your â¢ ON / STOP Switch - Ensure ON / STOP saw . Always check chain tension each switch functions properly by moving time before you start the chain saw . the switch to the STOP position . Make 1 . Use a screwdriver to move chain sure engine stops ; then restart engine around guide bar to ensure kinks and continue . do not exist . The chain should ro - tate freely . 14
injury to the operator and / or damage the Guide chain making it unusable . If the chain Bar jumps off the guide bar , inspect each drive link for damage . Damaged chain must be repaired or replaced . CHECK CHAIN SHARPNESS / Chain Adjustment A sharp chain makes wood chips . A Bar Nuts / Tool dull chain makes a sawdust powder Adjusting ( Bar Tool ) and cuts slowly . See CHAIN SHARP - Screw ENING . 2 . Loosen bar nuts until they are CHECK GUIDE BAR finger tight against the clutch cover . Conditions which require guide bar 3 . Turn adjusting screw clockwise un - maintenance : til chain solidly contacts bottom of â¢ Saw cuts to one side or at an angle . guide bar rail . â¢ Saw has to be forced through the cut . â¢ Inadequate supply of oil to bar / chain . Check the condition of guide bar each time chain is sharpened . A worn guide 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 4 . Using a screwdriver , roll chain and sprocket hole . around guide bar to ensure all links To maintain guide bar : are in bar groove . â¢ Move ON / STOP switch to STOP . 5 . Lift up tip of guide bar to check for â¢ Loosen and remove bar nuts and sag . Release tip of guide bar , then clutch cover . Remove bar and chain turn adjusting screw until sag does from saw . not exist . â¢ Clean the oil holes and bar groove 6 . While lifting tip of guide bar , tighten after each 5 hours of operation . bar nuts securely . Remove Sawdust From . _ _ Bar Nuts Guide Bar G : ev _ _ " Oil Holes o â¢ Burring of guide bar rails is a normal 7 . Use a screwdriver to move chain process of rail wear . Remove these burrs with a flat file . around guide bar . 8 . If chain does not rotate , it is too â¢ When rail top is uneven , use a flat file to restore square edges and tight . Slightly loosen bar nuts and sides . loosen chain by turning the adjust - ing screw 1 / 4 turn counterclock - _ ( ' 7 _ File Rail Edges _ r ] 17 and Sides I U I wise . Retighten bar nuts . Square I I 9 . If chain is too loose , it will sag be - I " 1 low the guide bar . DO NOT operate Worn Groove Correct Groove the saw if the chain is loose . Replace guide bar when the groove is NOTE : The chain is tensioned correctly worn , the guide bar is bent or cracked , when the weight of the chain does not or when excess heating or burring of the cause it to sag below the guide bar rails occurs . If replacement is necessary , ( with the chain saw sitting in an upright use only the guide bar specified for your position ) , but the chain still moves freely saw in the repair parts list or on the de - around the guide bar . cal located on the chain saw . _ WARNING : If the saw is operated CHECK FUEL MIXTURE LEVEL â¢ See FUELING ENGINE under the OP - with a loose chain , the chain could jump ERATION section . off the guide bar and result in serious 15
LUBRICATION Cylinder Air Filter Cover Cover Bar Oil Fill Cap â¢ See GUIDE BAR AND CHAIN OIL un - der the OPERATION section . INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND DECALS â¢ After each use , inspect complete unit for loose or damaged parts . Clean the unit and decals using a damp cloth with a mild detergent . INSPECT MUFFLER AND SPARK â¢ Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth . ARRESTING SCREEN CHECK CHAIN BRAKE , _ IkWARNING : The muffler on this See CHAIN BRAKE in the OPERA - TION section . product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer . CLEAN AIR FILTER As the unit is used , carbon deposits CAUTION : Do not clean filter in gaso - build up on the muffler and spark ar - line or other flammable solvent to resting screen , and must be removed avoid creating a fire hazard or produc - to avoid creating a fire hazard or af - ing harmful evaporative emissions . fecting engine performance . Cleaning the air filter : Replace the spark arresting screen if A dirty air filter decreases the life and breaks occur . performance of the engine and in - creases fuel consumption and harmful Spark Exhaust Arresting Outlet emissions . Always clean your air filter Screen Cover after 10 tanks of fuel or 5 hours of op - eration , whichever comes first . Clean more frequently in dusty conditions . A used air filter can never be completely i cleaned . It is advisable to replace your Nut Muffler air filter with a new one after every 50 hours of operation , or annually , which - ever comes first . CLEANING THE SPARK ARREST - 1 . Loosen 3 screws on cylinder cover . ING SCREEN 2 . Remove cylinder cover . Cleaning is required every 25 hours of 3 . Remove air filter cover and air filter . operation or annually , whichever 4 . Clean the air filter using hot soapy comes first . water . Rinse with clean cool water . 1 . Loosen and remove the nut from Air dry completely before reinstal - the exhaust outlet cover . ling . 2 . Remove the exhaust oulet cover . 5 . Reinstall air filter and air filter cov - 3 . Remove spark arresting screen . er . Handle screen carefully to prevent 6 . Reinstall cylinder cover and 3 damage . screws . Tighten securely . 4 . Clean the spark arresting screen gently with a wire brush . Replace screen if breaks are found . 5 . Replace any broken or cracked muffler parts . 6 . Reinstall spark arresting screen , ex - haust outlet cover , and nut . Tighten nut securely . 16
REPLACE SPARK PLUG The spark plug should be replaced each year to ensure the engine starts easier and runs better . Ignition timing is fixed and nonadjustable . 1 . Loosen 3 screws on cylinder cover . 2 . Remove the cylinder cover . 3 . Pull off the spark plug boot . 4 . Remove spark plug from cylinder and discard . 5 . Replace with Champion RCJ - 7Y spark plug and tighten securely with a 3 / 4 inch ( 19 mm ) socket wrench . Spark plug gap should be 0.025 inch ( 0,6 mm ) . 6 . Reinstall the spark plug boot . 7 . Reinstall the cylinder cover and 3 screws . Tighten securely . REPLACE FUEL FILTER To replace fuel filter , drain your unit by running it dry of fuel . Remove fuel cap and its connected retainer from tank . Pull filter from tank and remove from line . Replace and reassemble . TO SHARPEN CHAIN : , _ WARNING : Disconnect the 1 . Move ON / STOP switch to the STOP spark plug before performing mainte - position . nance , service , or adjustments except 2 . Check chain for proper tension . for carburetor adjustments . Adjust chain tension if necessary . CHAIN SHARPENING See CHAIN TENSION section . 3 . Sharpen cutters . , _ WARNING : Improper chain â¢ To sharpen the cutters , position sharpening techniques and / or depth the file holder level ( 90 Â° ) so that gauge maintenance will increase the it rests on the top edges of the chance of kickback which can result in cutter and depth gauge . NOTE : The chain has both left serious injury . and right hand cutters . WAR NI N G : Wear protective File Holder [ gloves when handling chain . The chain is sharp and can cut you even when it is not moving . Cutter Conditions which indicate the need for Depth Gauge chain sharpening : â¢ Reduction in size of wood chips . The â¢ Align the 30 Â° file holder marks size of the wood chip will decrease parallel with the bar and to the as the chain gets duller until it be - center of the chain . comes more like a powder than a chip . Note that dead or rotted wood _ Cutter . will not produce a good chip . â¢ Saw cuts to one side or at an angle . â¢ Saw has to be forced through the cut . Tools required : File Holder Line â¢ 5 / 32 inch ( 4 mm ) diameter round file and file holder Sharpen cutters on one side - of the chain first . File from the in â¢ Flat file side of each cutter to the out - â¢ Depth gauge tool side . Then , turn the chain saw 17
around and repeat the process NOTE : The very top of the for the other side of the chain . depth gauge should be flat witha the front half rounded off with â¢ File on the forward stroke only . use 2 or 3 strokes per cutting flat file . edge . If you require further assistance or are â¢ Keep all cutters the same length unsure about performing this procedure , when filing . contact your Sears Service Center or â¢ File enough to remove any dam - call our customer assistance help line at age to cutting edges ( side plate 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . and top plate of cutter ) . CHAIN REPLACEMENT All Cutters Remove Damage Same Length , . / WARNING : Wear protective gloves when handling chain . The Â© I chain is sharp and can cut you even _ Top _ Plate t , _ 70.2 . ] " _ " _ " 4 S de P ate when it is not moving . It is normal for a new chain to stretch â¢ File chain to meet the specifica - during the first 15 minutes of operation . tions as shown . You should recheck your chain tension , _ _ 85 Â° / / " - , \ 60 Â° each time before you start the chain saw and adjust the chain tension as j \ \ \ / " , , \ , required . See CHAIN TENSION section . Replace the old chain when it be - comes worn or damaged . Use only the Hook Angle Low - Kickback replacement chain spe - 0.025 inch cified in the repair parts list . The cor - rect replacement bar and chain is also _ _ ' u _ em _ ) specified on a decal located on the chain saw . Right Corner See your Sears Service Center to re - Too Much Hook Angle Squared Off place and sharpen individual cutters Corner on your chain . TO REPLACE CHAIN : 1 . Move ON / STOP switch to the STOP position . 2 . Remove bar nuts . Wrong 3 . Remove clutch cover . , _ / LWARNING : Maintain the proper hook angle according to the manufac - turer's specifications for the chain you are using . Improper hook angle wwillhich increase the chance of kickback Clutch can result in serious injury . \ 4 . Check and lower depth gauges . Depth Gauge Tool _ - _ _ / _ _ _ - - File Bar nuts " ' _ . , _ - Depth Gauge Chain adjustment tool _ _ â¢ Place gauge tool on cutter . ( Bar Tool ) t â¢ If the depth gauge is higher than the depth gauge tool , file it level 4 , Turn adjusting screw on bar coun - to the top of the depth gauge tool . terclockwise to move the tension - â¢ Maintain rounded front corner of depth gauge with a flat file . ing rack as far as it will go toward the front of the bar . 18
9 . Fit bottom of drive links between the teeth in the sprocket in the nose of the guide bar . 10 . Fit chain drive links into bar groove . 11 . Pull guide bar forward until chain is snug in guide bar groove . Ensure I1 ' 11 1 _ Tensioning Rack all drive links are in the bar groove . 12 . Install clutch cover . 5 . Slide guide bar on bar bolts until 13 . Install bar nuts and finger tighten guide bar stops against clutch only . Do not tighten any further at drum sprocket . this point . Proceed to CHAIN AD - JUSTMENT . CHAIN ADJUSTMENT See CHAIN TENSION in MAINTENANCE section . CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT ' _ WARNING : The chain will be moving during most of this procedure . _ . r : Guide bar Wear your protective equipment and Bar bolts observe all safety precautions . The chain must not move at idle speed . \ The carburetor has been carefully set 6 . Remove the old chain . at the factory . Adjustments may be 7 . Carefully remove the chain from the necessary if you notice any of the fol - package . Hold chain with the drive lowing conditions : links as shown . â¢ Chain moves at idle . See IDLE SPEED - T adjusting procedure . _ ip of â¢ Saw will not idle . See IDLE SPEED - T adjusting procedure . Bar Idle Speed - T Allow engine to idle . If the chain moves , idle is too fast . If the engine stalls , idle is too slow . Adjust speed until engine runs without chain movement ( idle too fast ) or stalling ( idle too slow ) . The idle speedthe D ! IRECTION OF ROTATION screw is located in the area above primer bulb and is labeled T _ z Cutters Depth Gauge â¢ Turn idle screw ( T ) clockwise to in - crease engine speed . â¢ Turn idle screw ( T ) counterclockwise to decrease engine speed . If you require further assistance or are Drive Links unsure about performing this procedure , 8 . Place chain over and behind clutch contact your Sears Service Center or retainer , fitting the drive links in the call our customer assistance help line at 1 - 800 - 235 - 5878 . clutch drum sprocket . 19
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alter - _ WARNIN _ I : Perform the follow - native in minimizing the formation of ing 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 transporting . tank or fuel storage container . â¢ Store chain saw and fuel in a well Follow the mix instructions found on ventilated area where fuel vapors stabilizer containers . Run engine at cannot reach sparks or open flames least 3 minutes after adding stabilizer . from water heaters , electric motors or Craftsman 40 : 1,2 - cycle engine oil ( air switches , furnaces , etc . cooled ) is blended with fuel stabilizer . If â¢ Store chain saw with all guards in you do not use this oil , you can add a place and position chain saw so that fuel stabilizer to your 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 thebe 10 times to distribute oil . end of the season or if it will not â¢ Replace spark plug with new one of used for 30 days or more . recommended type and heat range . If your chain saw is to be stored for a â¢ Clean air filter . period of time : â¢ Check entire unit for loose screws , â¢ Clean saw thoroughly before storage . 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 . OTHER FUEL SYSTEM â¢ Do not store gasoline from one sea - Empty the fuel system before storage son to another . for 30 days or longer . Drain the gas â¢ Replace your gasoline can if it starts tank , start the engine and let it run until to rust . the fuel lines and carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel next season . Under FUELING ENGINE in the OPERA - TION section of this manual , see mes - sage labeled IMPORTANT regarding the use of gasohol in your chain saw . 20
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE WARNING : Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before perform - ing all of the recommended remedies below except remedies that require operation of the unit . TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY Engine will not 1 . ON / STOP switch in 1 . Move ON / STOP switch to ON . start or will run STOP position . only a few 2 . Engine flooded . 2 . See " Difficult Starting " in the seconds after Operation Section . starting . 3 . Fill tank with correct fuel mixture . 3 . Fuel tank empty . 4 . Spark plug not firing . 4 . Install new spark plug . 5 . Fuel not reaching 5 . Check for dirty fuel filter ; replace . carburetor . Check for kinked or split fuel line ; repair or replace . 6 . Carburetor requires 6 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . adjustment . 7 . None of the above . 7 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . Engine will 1 . Idle speed set too high 1 . See " Carburetor Adjustment " in the not idle or too low . Service and Adjustments Section . properly . 2 . Low Speed Mixture 2 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . requires adjustment . 3 . Crankshaft seals worn . 3 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . 4 . Compression low . 4 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . 5 . None of the above . 5 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . Engine will not 1 . Air filter dirty . 1 . Clean or replace air filter . accelerate , 2 . Spark plug fouled . 2 . Clean or replace plug and regap . lacks power , 3 . Carburetor requires 3 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . or dies under adjustment . a load . 4 . Exhaust ports or muf - 4 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . fler outlets plugged . 5 . Compression low . 5 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . 6 . Chain brake engaged . 6 . Disengage chain brake . 7 . None of the above . 7 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . Engine 1 . Choke partially on . 1 . Adjust choke . smokes 2 . Fuel mixture incorrect . 2 . Empty fuel tank and refill with excessively . correct fuel mixture . 3 . Air filter dirty . 3 . Clean or replace air filter . 4 . High Speed Mixture 4 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . requires adjustment . 5 . Crankcase leak . 5 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . 1 . Fuel mixture incorrect . Engine runs 1 . See " Fueling Engine " in the Operation section . hot . 2 . Spark plug incorrect . 2 . Replace with correct plug . 3 . High Speed Mixture 3 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . set too lean . 4 . Exhaust ports or muf - 4 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . fler outlets plugged . 5 . Carbon build - up on 5 . Clean spark arresting screen . spark arresting screen . 6 . Starter housing dirty 6 . Clean starter housing area . 7 . None of the above . 7 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . Oil inadequate 1 . Oil tank empty . 1 . Fill oil tank . for bar and 2 . Oil pump or oil filter 2 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . 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 . Clutch requires repair . 2 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . 21
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE - Continued TROUBLE CAUSE REMEDY 1 . Chain tension too 1 . See " Check Chain Tension " in the Chain does not move when en - Maintenance Section . tight . gine is acceler - 2 . Carburetor requires 2 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . ated . adjustment . 3 . Guide bar rails 3 . Repair or replace . pinched . 4 . Clutch slipping . 4 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . 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 . Cutters damaged . 2 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . 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 . Sprocket worn . 5 . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . 6 . Chain installed 6 . Install chain in right direction . backwards . 1 . Chain stops 1 . Chain cutter tops not 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 . 3 . Clutch slipping . Contact Sears Service ( see back cover ) . 1 . Chain cuts at 1 . Cutters damaged on See " Chain Sharpening " in the one side . Service and Adjustments Section . an angle . 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 . 22
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND a Sears authorized repair center as OBLIGATIONS : The U . S . Environ - soon as a problem exists . Warranty re - mental Protection Agency / California pairs should be completed in a reason - Air Resources Board and Sears , Roe - able amount of time , not to exceed 30 buck and Co . , U . S . A . , are pleased to days . If you have any questions regard - explain the emissions control system ing your warranty rights and responsibili - warranty on your year 2007 and later ties , you should contact your nearest authorized service center or call Sears small off - road engine . In California , all at 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 . WARRANTY COM - small off - road engines must be de - signed , built , and equipped to meet the MENCEMENT DATE : The warranty pe - State's stringent anti - smog standards . riod begins on the date the small off - Sears must warrant the emission con - road engine is purchased . LENGTH OF trol system on your small off - road en - COVERAGE : This warranty shall be for gine for the periods of time listed below a period of two years from the initial date provided there has been no abuse , ne - of purchase . WHAT IS COVERED : RE - PAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS , glect , or improper maintenance of your small off - road engine . Your emission Repair or replacement of any warranted control system includes parts such as part will be performed at no charge to the carburetor , the ignition system and the owner at an approved Sears Service the fuel tank ( California only ) . Where a Center . If you have any questions re - warrantable condition exists , Sears will garding your warranty rights and respon - repair your small off - road engine engine sibilities , you should contact your near - est authorized service center or call at no cost to you . Expenses covered un - Sears at 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 . WARRANTY der warranty include diagnosis , parts and labor . MANUFACTURER'S PERIOD : Any warranted part which is WARRANTY COVERAGE : If any emis - not scheduled for replacement as re - sions related part on your engine ( as quired maintenance , or which is sched - listed under Emissions Control Warranty uled only for regular inspection to the Parts List ) is defective or a defect in the effect of " repair or replace as necessary " materials or workmanship of the engine shall be warranted for 2 years . Any war - causes the failure of such an emission ranted part which is scheduled for re - related part , the part will be repaired or placement as required maintenance replaced by Sears . OWNER'S WAR - shall be warranted for the period of RANTY RESPONSIBILITIES : As the time up to the first scheduled replace - small off - road engine engine owner , you ment point for that part . DIAGNOSIS : are responsible for the performance of The owner shall not be charged for the required maintenance listed in your diagnostic labor which leads to the de - operator's manual . Sears recommends termination that a warranted part is de - that you retain all receipts covering fective if the diagnostic work is per - maintenance on your small off - road en - formed at an approved Sears Service Center . CONSEQUENTIAL DAM - gine , but Sears cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your AGES : Sears may be liable for dam - failure to ensure the performance of all ages to other engine components scheduled maintenance . As the small caused by the failure of a warranted off - road engine engine owner , you part still under warranty . WHAT IS NOT COVERED : All failures caused should be aware that Sears may deny you warranty coverage if your small off - by abuse , neglect , or improper mainte - nance are not covered . ADD - ON OR road engine engine or a part of it has MODIFIED PARTS : The use of add - failed due to abuse , neglect , improper maintenance , unapproved modifications , on or modified parts can be grounds or the use of parts not made or for disallowing a warranty claim . Sears is not liable to cover failures of war - approved by the original equipment manufacturer . You are responsible for ranted parts caused by the use of presenting your small off - road engine to add - on or modified parts . 23
HOW TO FILE A CLAIM : If you have ranty maintenance or repair on emis - any questions regarding your warranty sion related parts will be provided with - rights and responsibilities , you should out charge to the owner if the part is contact your nearest authorized ser - under warranty . EMISSION CON - vice center or call Sears at TROL WARRANTY PARTS LIST : 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 . WHERE TO GET spark plug ( covered up to mainte - WARRANTY SERVICE : Warranty ser - nance schedule ) , ignition module , muf - vices or repairs shall be provided at all fler including catalyst ( if equipped ) , fuel Sears Service Centers . Call tank ( California only ) . MAINTENANCE 1 - 800 - 469 - 4663 . MAINTENANCE , STATEMENT : The owner is responsi - REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF ble for the performance of all required EMISSION RELATED PARTS : Any maintenance as defined in the opera - tor's manual . Sears approved replacement part used in the performance of any war - The information on the product label indicates which standard your engine is certified . Example : ( Year ) EPA Phase 1 or Phase 2 and / or CALIFORNIA . 41 I el I 81 I This engine is certified to be emissions compliant for the following use : [ ] Moderate ( 50 hours ) [ ] Intermediate ( 125 hours ) [ ] Extended ( 300 hours ) 24