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REMIN N 8 ' ELECTRIC = TElESCOPING POLE SAW 3 . Be aware ofexteusion cord while op - • if tfiggex does not turn saw on and INTRODUCTION orating chain saw . Be cerefiq not to trip off . Chain must stop moving when over € ord . Keep cord awa ' . _ m chain you release trigger . Haye faulty Your Remington Telesooping Pole Saw is a and operator at all times . switch replaced by authorizedservice dual purpose product . The electric chain center . See chain saw manual for list - - 4 . Keep children , animals , and bystand - saw is a separate operating unit when not ing of authorized service centers . ers away from Pole Saw and extension assembled to the telescoping pole . Before • whiin in a hurry cord . OnlyPoleSaw usershouldhein operating either the chain saw or the Pole • wl _ e in tree or on a ladder work area . Saw , make certain you read and understand • while on aerial booms , buckets or 5 . Do not use the Pole Saw to cut down all Safety Warnings . pisiforms trees . Use the chain saw without pole 8 . Wear sung - fittlng clothes when oper - attachment and only if you are trained ating Pole Saw or chain saw . Do _ not or have expert help . A SAFETY wear loose clothing or jewelry . They 6 . WARNINGS Do not use near power lines . Keep at can get caught in moving saw chain . least I0 feet away fromelectricallines . 9 . Wear the following safety gear when 7 . GripPoleSaw securel - yonehandon Make Certain you read and operatingsaws : thepole , theotheronthehandle . understand all Safety Warnings • heavy - duty gloves ( wear rubber Keepfingeorff _ ggesundlreadyto on pages 2 and 3 . Improper use gloves when working outdoors ) 8 . makecut . of this Pole Saw can cause severe • steel - toed safety footweur with non - injury or death from fire , electrical skid soles 9 . BeforestartinPgoleSaw , makesure shock , body contactwRh moving chainis nottounldnagnything . • eye protection such as safety glasses , chain , or falling wood . goggles , or face screen 10 . Toguardagainsetlec = icsahlocka , void • safetybardhat , bodycontactwithgroundedobjects BEFORE OPERATING SAW • ear mufflers or ear plugs suchaspipesf , encesa , ndmetalposm . 1 . Read and understand both chain saw • haircoveting to contain long hair 11 . Keepallparrosfbodyawayfromchain • faceor dust mask ( ifwortdng in dasty and Pole Saw manuals before operat - whensawisrunning . areas ) ing saws . Do not force chain saw while cutting . 10 . Before cutting , always provide the fol - 12 . 2 . Watch what you are doing . Usa com - Apply light pressure . It will do thejobit lowing : mon sense . Do not operate saw when better and safer at the rate for which • clearwork area you aretired . was intended . • secure footing 3 . Use chain saw for cutting wood only . When cuttinlgimbortreterunkthaits • planned retreat path from falling 13 . Do not use chain saw for purpose not under tension , use extreme cautionB . e limbs intended . Do not use for cutting non - alert for wood springinbgack . When II . Inspecttree hefore trimming . Make al - wood items . wood tensioinsreleaseldi , mbcould lowance for branches to fall freely to 4 . Only well - iusmtcted adults should op - springbackandstrikoeperatocraus - the ground . erate Pole Saw or chain saw . Nero al - ingsevereinjuroyrdeath . low children to operate saws . 12 . Do not Use your Polo Saw to fell sap - 14 . CarryPoleSaw fromoneplacetoan - lings . Use the chain saw without pole other 5 . Use only electrical voltage noted on attachemenL . : : 7 " i _ model plate of chain saw . . • withunitunplugged 13 . To reducethe risk of electric shock , this • with telescoping pole returned to 6 . Use only extension cords marked for saw has a polarized plug ( one blade is shortest position outdoor use . See Operating Chain eSawn - widerthan the other ) . This plug will fit • by holding pole at balance point section of chain saw manual for ext in a polarized oudet only one way . If ( close to saw end ) sion cord requirements , the ping does not fit fully in the oudet • with guide bar and chain to rear 7 . Do not operate Polo Saw or chain saw of your extension cord , reverse the Do notcutsmallbrushandsaplings • while under the influence of alcohol , plug . If it still does not fit , a polarized 15 . with the Pole Saw . Use the chainsaw medication , or drugs extension cord will be necessary . Do only , with extreme care . Slender mat - • in rain or in damp or wet areas not change the plug in any way . ter may catch in the chain and be • where highly flammable liquids or whippedtoward you . Thiscouldalso gasesarapresent WHILE OPERATING POLE SAW pull youoff balance . • if pule or saw is damaged , edjusted . . . . . . . , . . . . - _ - . . . . . . . . . . 1 . Ot _ y tutti * Ub _ _ ; UI _ dLUUU _ cnse willie wrong , or not fully and securely . . . . . - _ pe . _ dn _ _ uni - L . . . . . . . . . . . . assembled • - " = " - " _ ` 2 . Keepworkareaclean . Cluttereadreas invitienjuries .
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OWNER'S MANUAL • Use low - kickbacckhainand guidebar SAFETY suppliewdiththechain saw , Only use WARNINGS replacementpartsListedf _ the polesaw . continued • Neveru _ dni ] c _ loo _ chain . Kecp chain sharp and adjusted correctly . KICKBACK _ WARNING : Kickback may oc - Saw Maintenance and Kickback cur when the nose or tip of the Safety guide bar touches an object , or when the wood closes In and Followmaintenanceinstxuctiouinsthechain pinches the saw chain in the cut . saw manual . Propercleaning of saw and Tip contact in some cases may Never stand on a ladder or other type chainandguidebarmaintenancecanreduce cause a lightning fast reverse of unstable support while using the chancesofkickbackI . nspectandmaintain Pole Saw . reaction , Idcldng the guide bar saw after each use . This will increase the up and back towards the opera - service life of your saw , Note : Even with Always use both hand _ to operate tor , Pinching the saw chain along propersharpeningr , iskofkickbackcan Pole Saw . Keep a firm , steady pres - thetop of the guide bar may push increase with each sha _ aning . . sure on the Pole Saw while cutting the guide bar rapidly back to - but do nottry to force the sawthrough wards the operator . Either of MAINTENANCE the wood . these reactions may cause you Do not use the Pole Saw to cut limbs to lose control of the saw which AND STORAGE OF could result in serious Injury to larger in diameter than the length of POLE SAW the guide bar . user . UnplugPoleSaw frompowersourceand Kickback Safety Devices On followmaintananc ¢ andstoragperocedures This Saw outlined in the Maintenance and Storage section of yoor chain saw manual . This saw has a low - kickback chain and reducedkickbackguidebar . Both items POLE SAW reduce the chance of kickback , however , kickback can still occur with this saw . TRIMMING The following steps will reduce the risk of PRECAUTIONS kickback . . Keep other persons away from cut - • Use both hands - one gripping the han _ e ting end of polesaw and at a safe andthe otherg _ ppingthepole . Use firm distance from work area . grip . Thumbs and fingers must wrap around pole and handle . • _ ep , . . a ] slafeP ] items in place on saw . Make sum they work properly . • Do not overreach or extend arms above shoulder height . • Keep solid footing and balance at all times . • Never try cu _ ingthroughtwo branches at the sametime . Only cutone at a time . • Do not burygnidebar neseorIzyplunge Never stand directly under the limb cut ( boring into wood using guide bar you are trimming . Always position nose ) . yourself out of the path of falling • Watch for sldt'ting of wood or other debris . forces that may pinch chain . Do not use Pole Saw near cable , elec - • Use ex _ ¢ me caution when re - entering a tric power or telephone lines . Main - previous taln a mlni _ num ciea - rance - of 10 f _ t from all power lines . Io _ 3
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REMIN N 8 ' ELECTRIC TELESCOPING POLE SAW PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION Saw Chain HandGuard \ Guide Bar Power Cor _ Coupling _ . Nut Gr _ Area HandleBracket Inner Pole OuterPole hTdgger Switc Lock - out _ Power Cord Figure 1 - Pole Saw Product Identification POLE SAW NAMES AND TERMS Coupling Nut Thieaded collar ( loosento Oiler Control System for oiling guidebar Trigger Device that turns saw on and off . andchain . slide inner pole , dghtea to hold pole in Squeezing trigger turns saw on . position ) . Outer Pole Retains the moveable inner Releasing trigger turns saw off . Guide Bar Metal bar that extends from pole . Trimming ( Pruning ) Processof cutting saw body . The guide bar supports and guide * Saw Chain ( Chain ) Loopofchef . ring limb ( s ) from a living tree . chain . cutting teeth for cutting wood . The motor Undercut An upward cut fzom underside Inner Pole The moveable section of rob - ddve . sChain . The guidebar supports chain . of log or limb . This is done while in normal ing m which the saw is attached . Sprocket Toothed wheel that drives chain . cutting position and cutting with top of Kickback Quick backward and upward guide bar . Switch Device thatcompletes orinterrupts motion of guide bar . Kickback may occur electrical circuit to motor of saw . when tip of guide bar touches an object Switch Lockout Devine that reduces wkile chain is moving . The guide bar will accidentalstartingof saw . kick up and back towards operator .
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OWNER'S MANUA SAW CHAIN TENSION ASSEMBLY OF POLE SAW _ ' / : UNPACKING ADJUSTMENT • l . Slip handle bracket over chain saw 1 . Remove allitems from carton . handle fromthe fightside ( see Hga _ 5 ) . WARNING : Maintaln proper 2 . Chock allitems for any aldpp'mg dam - Note : The trigger must be depressed chain tension . A loose chain will age , If you find any damage or ff any before the bracket will go onto the increase the risk of kick back . A parts are missing , promptly inform handle , loose chain may jump out of deelar where you bought the Pole Saw . • Push the lockout buttonanddepresstbe guide bar groove . This may in - ASSEMBLY trigger , While holding the trigger in , jure operator and damage chain . place the trigger supportportion of the A loose chain will cause chain , The plastic hardware bag for the Pole Saw bracket under the trigger and slide the guide bar and sprocket to wear should include the following : bracket onto the chain saw handle . The rapidly . CHAIN SAW HARDWARE bracket will keep thetriggerin the " on " 1 . To adjust chain tension , make sure posifiou , ( 2 ) Guidebar bolts guide bar nuts are only finger fight . 2 _ Align holes in pole bracket with holes • ( 2 ) Guidebar outs Also make sure adjusting block is in in handle bracket . Install Phillips head • ( 1 ) Phillips sdftapping screw oval adjust _ g hole on guide bar . screws with lcokwasb _ throughpole • ( 1 ) Saw chain 2 . Turn adjusting screw cIockwlsu until bracketfromleft side and threadinto • ( I ) Guide bar all slack is out of chain . Note : Them theweldnutsonthehandlebracket . • ( 1 ) Hand g _ rd should be no gap between side links of Tightenscrewssecurelbyyhand . • ( 1 ) Scabbard chain and bottom of guide bar . 3 . Plugthesawpowercordintroeceptacle POLE SAW HARDWARE 3 . Wearing protectivegloves , move chain cordatendofinnerpole . aroundguidebar . Chain should move • ( 1 ) Handlebracket freely . If chain does not move freely , • ( 4 ) # I0 x 24 Phlnlpsscrews loosen chainby turningadjusting screw • ( 4 ) # 101ockwashers counterclockwise , ASSEMBLY OF CHAIN SAW . After chain tension is correct , tighten Asserable the chain saw before assembling guide bar nuts firmly . If not , guide bar will move and loosen chain tension . the pole . Refer to chain saw manual for Bracket This will increase the risk of kickback . assembly iustructions . This can also damage saw . on saw backwards . If chain is Trigger backwards , saw will vibrate badly Support , _ CAUTION : Do not place chain and will not cut . F Figure 5 - Bracket with Trigger Support Make sure cutting edges of chain are facing in the right direction . Position chain so cut - flog edges on top of guide barface gradebar nose ( see Figure 2 ) . Towards Cutting Guide Bar . " , Edge Figure 3 - Turning Adjusting Screw Nose Figure 6 - Assembly ofPoleSawBrackef Edge Chain F ? gum2 - Chain Position incorrectTension Figure 4 - Saw ChainAdjustment to , _ 5
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REMIN N ! 8 ' ELECTRIC TELESCOPING POLE SAW ADJUSTING POLE LENGTH CUTTING WiTH THE POLE OPERATING PoLE SAW TheRemingtonPoleSaw hasatele , _ oping SAW I . Connectsaw toextensiocnord _ Con - pole assemblythatwin extend _ 57 inches ( fullreytracted ) to 96 inches ( fully nect extension cord to power supply . WARNING : Read end under - extended ) A . threadecdompressioncou - stand this owner's manual be - 2 . Use beth hands to grip Pole Saw . Use plingis used to hold the polein position at fore operating this Pole saw . only designated grip areaswhen oper _ any extendeldength . Make certain you read and un - atingPole Saw ( see Fignre 9 ) . Use firm derstand all Safety Warnings . 1 . Toextendthepolel , oosencouplinbgy grip . Thumbs and fingers must wrap Improper use of this Pole Saw turning couplinngut € ountemlockwise aroundPole Saw handle and pole . can cause severe in ) ury or death asshowninFigure8 . Polewillslide 3 . Make s _ e your footing is firm . Keep from fh'e , electrical shock , or body freely . feet apart . Divide your weight evenly contact with moving cha | n , or on both feet . 2 . Pullinnerpolesectioonuttodesired falling wood . length ofexteusinn . Note : Only extend 4 . Wheareedytomakeacatp , ressintrig - pole to minimum length required to gerswitchlock - ouatndsqueeze _ g - EXTENSION CORDS reachlimbthatisbeingcut . ger switch ( seeFigure10 ) T . hiswill 3 . Tolockpoleinpositiotni , ghtecnou - turnPoleSaw on . Releasinug - igger Use properextensiocnordswiththisPole plinbgyturnincgouplinngu _ clockwise switchwillturnPoleSaw off . Make Saw . Use onlyextensiocnordsmarkedfor ( see Figure 8 ) un _ _ mIy hand tight . suresaw isrunningatfullspeedbe - outdooruse . Thecordmustbemarkedwith Maim sure sawhandle is alignedwith forestarliangcot . suffixW orW - A followintghecordtype pole handle before tightening coupling 5 . When startinagcut , placemoving designatioEnx . ample : SJTW - A orsyrw . nut . IMPOFfFANT : Do not use wrench chainagainstwood . HoldPoleSaw Use propersizecordwiththissaw . Cord or pliers to ove _ ghtea coupling . Dam - firmliynplacetoavoidpossiblbeounc - must be heavy enoughtocarrycurrent age to coupling or pole may result . ingorskatin ( gsidewaymso , iameato ) f needed . An undersizecdordwillcausevolt - saw . agedropatsaw . Saw willlosepowerand . GuidePoleSaw usinglight pressure . overheat . Follow cord size requ £ rements DonotforcePoleSaw . Themotorwill listed below . overloaadndcanbum out . Itwilldo Cord Length AWG cord size thejobbettearndsaferattheratefor UNLOCK LOCK 25 feet 16 whichitwasintended . 50 feet 16 Figure 8 - Extending Telescopic Pole . Remove Pole Sawfroma cut with saw 1oofeet 14 runningatfullspeed . Stop Pole Saw 150 feet 12 byreleasintgriggeMra . ke surechain OILING CHAIN hasstoppedbeforesettinPgoleSaw Keep cordaway fromcuUingarea . Make down . Tooilchainp , ressoilcap . Oilwillfeedonto surecorddoesnotcatchonbrancheosrlogs guidebarandchain . Pressoilcap at least duringcuttingI . nspecctordsofinuR . eplace oncebeforeeachcutA . lwayscheckoillevel damaged cords . The extensiocnordmay beforeusingPoleSaw . Checkoillevoefiten come undonefromthepowercordduring bylookingatoilsightlevelhole . Oilsight use . Toavoidthism , akeaknotwiththetwo level hole is on left side of saw , between cords as shown in Pigum ? . front handle and front hand guard . Do not attempt to operate the oiler while cutting Extension Chain Saw with the Pole Saw . Figure 9 - Designated Gdp Areas TriggerSwRch _ " Figure 7 - TyingExtensionCordand Power Cord In Knot Figulroe . Polsea , , , en ie Switch Lock - out
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OWNER'S MANUAL 2rid Cut . OPERATING POLE SAW Continued i I Pmn . ingCut TRIMMING A TREE PRUNING ) WARNING : Avoid kickback . Kickback can result in severe in - I I ( 2 . io , . jury or death . See Kickback , page 1st Cut - 3 , to avoid risk of kickback . - . _ PruningUndercut ( to avoidsplintedng ) _ WARNING : D _ ) not operate Pole Saw while in a tree , on a ladder or any other unstable work surface , or in any awkward posi - 3rd Cut - Stub Undercut tion . You may lose control of Pole ( toavoidsplintering ) Saw causing severe injury . Figure 11 - Cutting A Limb * ( _ WARNING : Do not extend arms above shoulders when us - ing Pole Saw . CAUTION : Seek professional help if facing conditions beyond your ability . Tdmmlng a treeistheprocc , sosfcutting limbsfromalivingt _ e . Make surefooting is firm . Keep feet aparLDivide your weight evenly on both feet . 1 . Make firstcut six inches f _ om tree trdnk on underside of limb . Use top of guide bar to make this cut . ( Cut I / 3 through diameter of limb , see figure Il ) . 2 . Move two to four inches farther out on limb . Make second cut from above limb . Continue cut until you cut limb off . 3 . Make third cut as close to tree trunkas possible on underside of limb stub . Use top of guide bar to make this cut . Cut 1 / 3 through diameter of stub . 4 . Make fourth cut directly above third cut . Cut down to meet third cut . This will remove limb stub . _ 7
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SECTION PAGE CONTENTS Safety Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Before Operating Chain Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Kickback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Pushback and Pull - in . . . . . ; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Chain Saw Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Maintenance and Storage of Chain Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Product Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Chain Saw Names and Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Saw Chain Tension Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . l0 Filling Oil Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . l 1 Operating Chain Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Extension Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : . . . . . . . . . 12 [ Oiling Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 I Cutting With the Chain Saw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Trimming a Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Felling a Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Limbing a Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Bucking a Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Cleaning and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Cleaning Saw Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Care of Guide Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Sharpening Your Saw Chain ( Non - Fast Sharp Model ) . . . . . . . . . . 21 Sharpening Your Saw Chain ( Fast Sharp Model ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troubleshootin . g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TechnicalService . . . . . . . . . . _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ServicePublication . s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RepairService . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ReplacementPartsand Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PartCentrals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AuthorizedServiceCente _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WarrantyInformation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B . a . c . k . . € . , . . . ; . or . v . e . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . \ BEFORE OPERATING CHAIN SAW SAFETYS I . Read and understand this owner's manual before operating chain saw . WARNING 2 . Use chain saw for cutting wood only . Do not use for cutting any non - wood items . 3 . Only well - instructed adults should operate chain saw . Never allow children to Make certain you read operate chain saw . and understand all 4 . Use only electrical voltage noted on model plate of chain saw . Safety Warnings on 5 . Use only extension cords marked for outdoor use . See page 12 for extension pages 2 through 5 . cord requirements . Improper use of this 6 . Do not operate chain saw . • while under the influence of alcohol , medication , or drags chain saw can cause • in rain or in damp or wet areas severe injury or death • where highly flammable liquids or gases are present from fire , electrical • if saw is damaged , adjusted wrong , or not fully assembled shock , body contact • if trigger does not turn saw on and off . Chain must stop moving when you with moving chain , or release trigger . Have faulty switch replaced by authorized service center . See falling wood . page 29 for your nearest authorized service center . • while tired or in a hurry • while in treeior on a ladder unless trained to do so m _ _ 7017
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7 . Wear snug - fitting clothes when operating chain saw . Do not wear loose cloth - A SAFETY ing orjewelry . They can get caught in moving saw chain . 8 . Wear the following safety gear when operating chain saw , WARNINGS • heavy - duty gloves ( wear robber gloves when working outdoors ) • steal - toed safety footwear with non - skid soles Make certain you read • eye protection such as safety glasses , goggles , or face screen and understand all • safety hard hat Safety Warnings on • ear mufflers or ear plugs • pages 2 through 5 . • hair covering to contain long hair Improper use of this • face or dust mask ( if working in dusty areas ) - chain saw can cause Before cutting , always provide the following : 19 . • clear work area severe injury or death • securefooting from fire , electrical • planned retreat path from falling tree shock , body contact I0 . Inspect tree before cutting down . Make sure there are no dead limbs or with moving chain , or branches that may fall on you . failing wood . KICKBACK Avoid Kickback . Kickback can cause you to lose control of chain saw . Kickback can cause severe injury or death . Kickback Safety Devices On This Saw This saw has a low - kickback chain and reduced kickback guide bar . Both items reduce the chance of kickback . Kickback can still occur with this saw . Do not let ti of guide bar touch anything when chain is moving . Properly install front hand guard . This item can reduce injuries from kickback . Follow assembly instructions on page 8 . Do not remove front hand guard . Do not replace front hand guard with substitute . Cause Of Kickback Kickback may occur when nose or tip of guide bar touches an object while chain is moving . If chain cutter catches on object , a sudden reverse action will result . The guide bar will kick up and back towards operator . Kickback may also occur when wood pinches chain at guide bar nose . A sudden reverse action will also result . The following steps will reduce the risk of kickback . • Use both hands to grip saw while saw is running . Use firm grip . Thumbs and fingers must wrap around saw handles . • Keep all safety items in place on saw . Make sure they work properly . • Do not overreach or cut above shoulder height . • • Keep solid footing and balance • Stand slightly to left side of saw . This keeps your body from being in direct line with chain . Contbtued _ 7017
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• Do not let guide bar nose touch anything when chain is moving ( see Figure I ) . SAFETYS Direction \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ WARNING Do Not Let Guide Bar Make certain you read and understand all Safety Warnings on 90 = pages 2 through 5 . Quadrant Improper use of this chain saw can cause severe injury or death from fire , electrical shock , body contact with moving chain , or falling wood . Figure 1 ~ Kickback Hazard Example . Do Not Let Nose of Guide Bar Touch Object While Chain is Moving • Never try cutting through two logs at same time . Only cut one log at a time . • Do not bury " guide bar nose or try . plunge cut ( boring into wood using guide bar nose ) . • Watch for shifting of wood or other forces that may pinch chain . • Use extreme caution when re - entering a previous cut . • Use low - kickback chain and guide bar supplied with this chain saw . Only replace these parts with chains and guide bars listed in this manual . • Never use dull or loose chain . Keep chain sharp with proper tension . • Do not hand sharpen chain on automatic chain sharpening ( Fast Sharp ) models . Saw Maintenance and Kickback Safety Follow maintenance instructions in this manual . Proper cleaning of saw and chain and guide bar maintenance can reduce chances of kickback . Inspect and maintain saw after each use . This will increase the service life of your saw . Note : Even with proper sharpening , risk of kicklSack can increase with each sharpening . PUSHBACK AND PULL - IN Avoid pushback and pull - in . These hazards can cause you to lose control of chain saw . Pushback or pull - in can cause severe injury . Cause Of Pushback and Pull - In Pushback may occur while cutting with top of guide bar . Pushback will force saw back towards you . Pull - in may occur while cutting with bottom of guide bar . Pull - in will force saw in towards wood you are cutting . These hazards can occur if chain is pinched , caught , or contacts a non - wood object . The following steps will reduce the risk of pushback or pull - in . • Use both hands to grip saw while saw is running . Use firm gTip . Thumbs and fingers must wrap around saw handles . • Do not overreach or cut above shoulder height . • Keep solid footing and balance . • Stand slightly to left side of saw . This keeps your body from being in direct line with chain . • Have saw running at full speed before starting a cut . • When cutting , make sure spike of saw is against wood ( pull - in only ) . See Product Identification , page 6 , to locate spike . • Never try cutting through two logs at same time . Only cut one log at a time . • Watch for shifting of log or other forces that may pinch chain . • Use extreme caution when re - entering a previous cut . • Do not twist saw when removing guide bar from undercut . • Use wedges made of plastic , wood , or light alloy ( never steel or iron ) to hold cut open . II _ 70f7
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CHAIN SAW OPERATION SAFETY L Stay alert . Use common sense while operating chain saw . JLLWARNINGS - . Keep work area clean . Cluttered areas invite injuries . 3 . Be aware of extension cord while operating chain saw . Be careful not to trip over cord . _ ake certain you read 4 . Keep childrena , nimais , and bystandersaway fromchainsaw and extension and understand all cord . Onlychainsaw usershouldbeinwork area . Safety Warnings on 5 . Do notcutdown atreeunlessyou aretrainedorhaveexperthelp . pages 2 through 5 . 6 . Iftwo ormore personsperformbuckingand fellinogperationsatthesame time , Improper use of this provideplentyofdistancebetweenoperationsP . rovidedistanceofatleast twicetheheightoftreebeingfelled . chain saw can causeath severe injury or de 7 . Securewood you arecuttingby usingdamps orchocks . from fire , electrical 8 . Gripchainsaw firmlywithbothhands . Never operatechainsaw withonehand . Neverusehandguardashandle . shock , body contact 9 . Keep fingerofftriggeurntilreadytomake cut . with moving chain , or I0 . Beforestartincghainsaw , make surechainisnottouchinganything . falling wood . II . Avoid bodycontactwithgroundedobjectssuchaspipes , fences , andmetalposts . 12 . Keep allpartsofbody away fromchainwhen saw isrunning . 13 . . DonotforceChainsaw whilecuttingA . pply lightpressure . 14 . Cutsmallbrushand saplingswithextremecare . Slendermaterialmay catchin chainandbe whippedtowardyou . Thiscouldalsopullyou offbalance . 15 . When cuttinglimbortreetrunkthatisundertension , useextremecaution . Be alerftorwood springingback . When wood tensionisreleasedl , imbcould spring back and strike operator causing severe injury or death . 16 . Carry chain saw from one place to another • with chain saw unplugged • by holding front handle ( never use hand guard as handle ) • with finger off trigger • with guide bar and chain to rear MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE OF CHAIN SAW I . Unplug chain saw from power source • when not in use • before moving from one place to another • before servicing • before changing accessories or attachments 2 . Inspect chain saw before and after each use . Check saw closely if guard or other part has been damaged . Check for any damage that may affect operator safety or operation of saw . Check for alignment or binding of moving parts . Check for broken or damaged parts . Do not use chain saw if damage affects ) safety or operation . Have damage repaired by authorized service center . iI 3 . Maintain chain saw with care . I • Never expose saw to rain . • Keep chain sharp , clean , and lubricated . • Follow steps outlined in this manual to sharpen chain . • Keep handles dry , clean , and free of oil . • Keep all screws and nuts tight . • Inspect power cord often . If damaged , have repaired by authorized service center . • Never carry chain saw by power cord . • Never yank power cord to unplug it . • Keep power cord from heat , oil , and sharp edges . When servicing , use only identical replacement parts . i Always store chain csawords 4 • Inspect extension often and replace if damaged . • in a high or locked place , out of children's reach / • in a dry place | • in a carrying case or with scabbard over guide bar Keep this manual for reference . It is your guide to safe and proper operation of this chain saw . O97017
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PRODUCT Guard Guide Bar IDENTIFICATION Nose Saw Chain o Rear Handle Rear Hand Guard Power Cord Scabbard Oil Level Sight Hole ( located on saw body , hidden by front handle ) Front Handle ' Motor Switch Trigger Lockout Housing Figure 2 - Electric Chain Saw . z ! 1 J 0970
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Bucking Process of cutting a felled tree or log into lengths . CHAIN SAW Felling Processof cutting down a tree . NAMES and Feliin _ g : CutFinal cutwhen fellinga tree . Make this cut onoppositeside of tree TERMS from notching cut . Front Handle Located at front of saw body . Front'Hand Guard Shield between front handle and guide bar . Protects left hand while using saw . Guide Bar Metal bar that extends from saw body . The guide bar supports and guides chain . Guide Bar Nose Tip oread of guide bar . Kickback Quick backward and upward motion of guide bar . Kickback may occur when tip of guide bar touches an object while chain is moving . The guide bar will kick up and back towards operator . 2 Limbing p _ ocess of cutting limb ( s ) from a felled tree . Low - Kickback Chain Chain that reduces chance of kickback as required by ANSI B175 . 1 . Normal Cutting Position Stance used while making bucking and felling cuts . Notching Cut Notch cut in tree that directs fall of tree . Oiler Control System for oiling guide bar ai _ dchain . Power Head Chain saw without chain and guide bar . Also known as saw body . Pushback ( Kickback , Pinch ) Rapid pushback of chain saw . Pushback may occur if chain along top of guide bar is pinched , caught , or contacts a foreign object . Rear Handle " Handlelocated at rear of saw body . Reduced Kickback Guide Bar Guide bar that reduceschance of kickback . Replacement Chain Chain that complies with ANSI B 175.1 when used with a specific saw . It may not meet ANSI requirements when used with other saws . Saw Chain ( Chain ) Loop of chain having cutting teeth for cutting wood . The motor / drives chain . The guide bar supports chain . Spiked Bumper ( Spike ) Pointed teeth at front of saw body beside guide bar . Keep spiked bumper in contact with wood when felling or bucking . It helps maintain ) osition of saw while cutting . Sprocket Toothed wheel that drives chain . Switch Device that completes or interrupts electrical circuit to motor of saw . Switch Linkage This device connects switch to trgger . It moves switch when you squeeze trigger . Switch Lockout Device that reduces accidental starting of saw . Trigger Device that turns saw on and off . Squeezing trigger turns saw on . Releasing trigger turns saw off . : ' Trimming ( Pruning ) Process of cutting limb ( s ) from a living tree . Undercut An upward cut from underside of log or limb . This is done while in normal cutting position and cutting with top of guide bar . I _ _ 7Of7
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1 . Remove all items from carton . UNPACKING 2 . Check all items for any shipping damage . If you find any damage or if any parts are missing , promptly inform dealer where you bought chain saw . . J Note : Some models a _ mpm assembled . Assembly is not needed on these models . ASSEMBLY See Saw Ct _ in Tension Adjusunent , page 10 . WARNING I Cutting edges on chain are sharp . Use protective gloves when handling chain . I IMPORTANT Do not clamp chain saw in vise during assembly . The plastic I _ ardware bag should include : • two guide bar bolts • two guide bar nuts • one Phillips - head tapping screw • automatic chain sharpener ( Fast Sharp models only ) 1 . Lay chain out fiat . 2 . Install front hand guard onto saw body . Dothis by pressing two mounting stand - outs on hand guard into hex - shaped holes in saw body ( see Figure 3 ) . 3 Insert tapping screw through hand guard and into saw handle . Tighten screw firmly . 4 . Turn adjusting screw counterclockwise ( see Figure 4 ) . Continue to turn adjust - ing screw until adjusting block is to rear of adjusting plate . 5 . Install guide bar onto saw body . Place rear of guide bar between adjusting plate and sprocket support . IMPORTANT : Make sure to insert adjusting block into oval adjusting hole on guide bar . 6 . Line up holes on sprocket support with center slot on geide bar and holes in saw body . 7 . Insert guide bar bolts through front hand guard , saw body , center slot of guide bar , and sprocket support . Attach guide bar nuts to guide bar bolts . IMPOFITANT : Tighten guide bar nuts finger tight only . Make sure adjusting block is in ova ! adjusting hole on guide bar . 8 . Place chain around drive sprocket , then along top groove of guide bar and around guide bar nose . Note : Make sure cutting edges of chain are facing the right direction . Position chain so cutting edges on top of guide bar face guide bar nose ( see Figure 3 ) . . CAUTION Do not place chain on saw backwards . If chain is backwards , saw will vibrate badly and will not cut . 9 . Affjustsawchffmtandon . FollowstepsunderSawCJlainTensionAd ] usLme - nf , page 10 .
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i Tapping ASSEMBLY • Front Hand Screw Continued Towards Guide Saw Chain Bolts Mounting _ - - _ - Stand - Outs Guide Bar . Adjusting Hole Nuts o Figure 3 - Assembling Guide Bar , Chain , and Hand Guard Adjusting Plate Adjusting Screw Sprocket Support ° , t ° Figure 4 - Part Locations For Assembling Guide Bar Contblued 097017
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Installing Automatic Chain Sharpener ASSEMBLY ( Fast Sharp Models Only ) Continued 1 . Screw automatic chain sharpener into threaded hole . 2 . Continue turning automatic chain sharpener until you hear five ( : _ ) clicks . Automatic Chain - Sharpener Figure 5 - Automatic Chain Sharpener ( Fast Sharp Models Only ) SAW CHAIN WARNING Unplug chain saw from power source before adjusting saw chain TENSION tension . ADJUSTMENT • 1 = WARNING Cutting edges on chain are sharp . Use protective gloves when handling chain . WARNING Ma ! ntai n proper chain tension always . A loose chain _ Nill increase the risk of kickback . A loose chain may jump out of guide bar groove . This may injure operator and damage chain . A loose chain will cause chain , guide bar , and sprocket to wear rapidly . Note : For pre assembled models , the saw chain tension is properly set at factory . A new chain will stretch . Check new chain after first few minutes of operation . Allow chain to cool down . Follow steps below to readjust saw chain tension . I . Before adjusting chain , make sure guide bar nuts are only finger tight ( see Figure 3 , page 9 ) . Also make sure adjusting block is in oval adjusting hole on guide bar ( see Figure 3 and 4 , page 9 ) . 2 . " rum adjusting screw clockwise until , ' ill slack is out of chain ( see Figure 6 ) . Note : There should be n o gap between side links of chain and bottom of guide bar ( see Figure 7 ) . 3 . Wearing protective gloves , move chain around guide bar . Chain should move freely . If chain does not move freely , loosen chain by turning adjusting screw counterclockwise . 4 . After chain tension is correct , tighten guide bar nuts firmly . If not , guide bar will move and loosen chain tension . This will increase the risk of kickback . This can also damage saw . Note : A new chain will stretch . Check new chain after first few minutes of operation . Allow chain to cool down . Readjust chain tension . m " t71 _ f7
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SAW CHAIN TENSION ADJUSTMENT Continued Figure 6 - Turning Adjusting Screw Correct Tension Incorrect Tension Figure 7 - Saw Chain Adjustment 1 . Remove oil cap . FILLING 2 . Fill oil tank with SAE # 30 motor oil . Note : For temperaturesbelow 30 ° F , use OIL TANK SAE # 10 oil . For temperatures above 75 ° 1 , use SAE # 40 oil . 3 . Replace oil cap at once . Tighten oil cap firmly for good seal . This will avoid oil seepagefrom tank . _ , 4 . Wipe off excess oil . Note : It is normal for oil to seep when saw is not in use . Empty oil tank after each use to prevent seepage . _ q O97O17
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OPERATING WARNING CHAIN SAW Read and understand this owner's manual before operating this saw . Make certain you read and understand all Safety Warnings . • Improper use of this chain saw can cause severe injury or death from fire , electrical shock , or body contact with moving chain , or falling wood . EXTENSION CORDS Use properextension cords with this saw . Use only extension cords marked for outdoor use . The cord must be marked with suffix W - A following the cord type designation . Example : SJTW - A . Use proper sized cord with this saw . Cord must be heavy enough to carry current needed . An undersized cord will cause voltage drop at saw . Saw will lose power and overheat . Follow cord size requirements listed below . Cord Length AWG Cord Size 25 feet 16 _ 50feet 16 100 feet 14 150 feet 12 Keep cord away from cuttiiag area . Make sure cord does not catch on branches or logs during cutting . Inspect cords often . Replace damaged cords . The extension cord may come undone from the power cord during use . To avoid this , make a knot with the two cords as shown in Figure 8 below . Extension _ _ Chain Saw cor , Figure 8 - Tying Extension Cord and Power Cord in Knot OILING CHAIN Always check oil level before using saw . To oil chain , press oil cap . Oil will feed onto gnide bar and chain . Press oil cap at least once before each cut . Check oil level often by looking at oil sight level hole . Oil sight level hole is on left side of saw . between front handle and front hand guard . Figure 9 - Pressing Oil Cap to Oil Chain 097017
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CUTTING WITH THE CHAIN SAW OPERATING 1 . Connect saw to extension cord . Connect extension cord to power supply . CHAIN SAW 2 . Make suresectionoflogtobecutisnotlayingon _ ound . Thiswillkeepchain Continued fromtouchinggroundasitcutsthroughlog . Touchinggroundwithmoving chainwilldullchain . 3 . Use bothhandstogripsaw . Alwaysuselefhtandto = = , rfirponthandleandright handtogriprearhanclleU . se firmgrip . Thumbs and fingermsustwraparound saw handles ( seeFigure10 ) . 4 . Make sureyourfootingisfirm . Keep feetapart . Divideyourweightevenlyon bothfeet . 5 . When readytomake acut , pressinswitchlockoutwithrightthumb andsqueeze trigge ( rseeFigure10 ) . Thiswilltam saw on . Releasingtriggewrillturnsaw off . Make suresaw isrunningatfullspeedbeforestartinagcut . Trigger • Figure 10 - Switch Lockout and Trigger Location 6 . When startinagcut , placemovingchainagainstwood . Holdsaw firmlyinplace toavoidpossiblbeouncingorskating ( sidewaysmovement ) ofsaw . " Guidesaw usinglightpressureD . o notforcesaw . The motorwilloverloadand can bum out . 8 . Remove saw from a cut with saw running at full speed . Stop saw by releasing trigger . Make sure chain has stopped before setting saw down . 9 . Practice until you can maintain a steady , even cutting rate . Continued B 097017
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TRIMMING A TREE ( Pruning ) OPERATING CHAIN SAW WARNING Continued Avoid kickback . Kickback can result in severe injui'y or death . See . Kickback , page 3 to avoid risk of kickback . WARNING Do not operate chain saw while ° in a tree • on a ladder or any other unstable surface • in any awkward position You may lose control of saw causing severe injury . WARNING ) Do not cut limbs higher than your shoulders . CAUTION t Seek professional help if facing conditions beyond your ability . Trimming a tree is the process of cutting limbs from a living tree . Make sure your footing is firm . Keep feet apart . Divide your weight evenly on both feet . Follow directions below to trim a tree . I . Make first cut six inches from tree trunk on underside of limb . Use top of guide bar to make this cut . Cut 1 / 3 through diameter of limb ( see Figure 11 ) . 2 . Move two to four inches farther out on limb . Make second cut from above limb . Continue cut unti ! you cut limb off . ' 3 . Make third cut as close to tree trunk as possible on underside of limb stub . Use top of guide bar to make this cut . Cut I / 3 through diameter of stub . 4 . Make fourth cut directly above third cut . Cut down to meet third cut . This will remove limb stub . 2nd Cut - Pruning Cut . L _ jJI / 4th Cut - Final ( to avoid pinching ) _ - - - - - - 2 " to 4 ) / 1st Cut - Pruning Undercut ( to avoid splintering ) 3rd Cut - Stub Undercut ( to avoid splintering ) Figure 11 - Cutting A Limb m € _ , ' ui7
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? FELLING A TREE ( Cutting Down a Tree ) OPERATING CHAIN SAW • WARNING Continued • Avoid kickback . Kickback can result in severe injury or death . See Kickback , page 3 to avoid risk of kickback . • Do not fell a tree without ample skill or expert help . • Keep children , animals , and bystanders away from area when felling a tree • • If two or more persons perform bucking and felling operations at the same time , provide ample distance between operations . Provide distance of at least twice the height of tree being felled . WARNING When felling a tree , be aware of your surroundings . Do not endanger any person , strike utility lines , or cause property dam - age . If tree strikes utility lines , contact utility company at once . Felling is the process of cutting down a tree . Make sure your footing is firm . Keep feet apart . Divide your weight evenly on both feet . Follow directions below to fell a tree . , Before Felling a Tree I . Before felling , inspect tree . Make sure there are no dead limbs or branches that may fall on you . Study natural lean of tree . location of larger branches , and wind direction . This will help you judge which way tree will fall . 2 . Clear work area around tree . 3 . Plan and clear a retreat path before felling . Make retreat path opposite to • planned d . irection of fall of tree and at 45 ° angle ( see Figure 12 ) . Retreat Path Direction of Fall Retreat Path Figure 12 - Retreat Path From Tree 4 . Remove dirt , stones , loose bark , nails , staples , and wire from tree where you will make felling cuts . 5 . Stay on uphill side when felling tree . Tree could roll or slide downhill after falling . Felling Procedure Felling Notch A properly placed felling notch will determine direction tree will fall . Place felling notch on side of tree in direction you want tree to fall ( see Figure 13 , page 16 ) . Follow directions on page 16 to create a felling notch roll 09 ; ' 017
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i , i , Make lower notch cut as close to ground as possible . Hold saw so gui _ de bar is OPERATING 1 horizontal . Cut 1i3 the diameter of tree trunk ' ( see Figure 13 ) . Note : Always make this horizontal lower notch cut first . If you make this cut second , tree can CHAIN SAW I pinch chain or guide bar . Continued ! 2 . Start upper notch cut the same distance above first cut as first cut is deep . ! Example : If lower notch cut is eight inches deep , start upper notch cut eight inches above it . Cut downward at 45 ° angle . The upper notch cut should meet end of lower notch cut ( see Figure 13 ) . • 3 . Remove tr _ trunk wedge created by notching cuts . Felling Cut I . Make felling cut two inches higher than lower notch cut and on opposite side of tree ( see Figure 13 ) . Keep felling cut parallel to lower notch cut . 2 . Cut towards notch . WARNING Do not cut all the way through tree . Leave about two inches of tree diameter uncut directly behind felling riotch ( see Figure 13 ) . This uncut portion acts as a hinge . The hinge helps keep tree from twisting and falling in wrong direction . . Direction of Fall 3rd Cut - Felling Cut Hinge I ! 1 _ dtc _ 12 inches _ , _ i _ . / / _ UcutUpper 2inches J " " _ _ : _ _ _ . . - - - - 1NSttcChUtc - LOwer Figure 13 - Felling A Tree 3 . As felling cut nears hinge , tree should begin to fa ! l . Note : If needed , drive wedges into felling cut to control direction of fall . If tree settles back and pinches chain , drive wedges into felling cut to remove saw . Only use wedges made of wood , plastic , or aluminum . Never use wedge made of steel • This couk cause kickback and damage to chain . 4 . When tree begins to fall , quickly • remove saw from felling cut • release trigger to rare saw off • put saw down • exit area using retreat path WARNING Be alert for failing overhead limbs . Watch your footing while exiting area . ¢ . q # / u t
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LIMBING A TREE OPERATING CHAIN SAW WARNING Continued Avoid kickback . Kickback can result in severe Injury or death . See Kickback , page 3 to avoid risk of kickback . WARNING When cutting limb that is under tension , use extreme caution . Be alert for wood springing back . When wood tenston is released , limb could spring back and strike operator causing severe injury or death . Limbing is removing branches from a fallen tree . Make sure your footing is firm . Keep feet apart . Divide your weight evenly on both feet . Do not remove larger limb under tree that support log offground . Remove each limb with one cut ( see Figure 14 ) . Clear cut limbs from work area often . This will help maintain a safe work area . Make sure you start your cut where limb will not pinch saw during cutting . To avoid pinching , start cut on freely hanging limbs from above limb . Start cut on limbs under tension from under limb . If pinch occurs , turn saw off , lift limb , and remove saw . Figure 14 - Limbing A Tree Continued 097077
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BUCKING A LOG OPERATING CHAIN SAW • WARNING , + Continued Avoid kickback . Kickback can result in severe + injury or death . See Kickback , page 3 to avoid risk of kickback . I WARNING • If onslope , make : sure log will not roll down hill . Secure log by using wooden stakes . Drive wooden stakes into ground on downhill side of log . Stand on uphill side of log while cutting . Log may roll after cutting . • Never try cutting through two logs at same time . This could increase the risk of kickback . • While cutting log , never hold log With your hand , leg , or foot . While cutting log , neVer allow another person to hold log . Turn off and unplug saw before moving from one place to another . Bucking a log is cutting a log into sections . Make sure your footing is firm . Keep feet apart . Divide your weight evenly on both feet . When possible , raise log or section off ground . Do this by using limbs , logs , chocks , etc . When cutting through log , maintain control by reducing cutting pressure near end of : cut . Do not relax your grip on chain saw handles . Do not let moving chain touch ground . Ground will dull moving chain . After Cutting through log , release trigger to turn saw off before moving saw . Follow directions below to buck a log . Entire Length Of Log On Ground " I . Cut log from top ( see Figure 15 ) . Figure 15 - Bucking Log With Entire Length On Ground m 097017
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Log Supported On One End OPERATING 1 . Make first cut on underside of log ( see Figure 16 ) . Use top of guide bar to make CHAIN SAW this cut . Cut I / 3 through diameter of log . This cut will keep section from splintering when cut . Continued 2 . Make second cut directly above first cut . Cut down to meet first cut . This cut will keep log from pinching guide bar and chain . 2nd Cut \ 1st Cut Figure 16 . - Bucking Log When Log Is Supported On One End Log Supported On Both Ends 1 . Make first cut from above log ( see Figure 17 ) . Cut 1 / 3 through diameter of log . This cut will keep section from splintering when cut . 2 . Make second cut on underside of Iog , directly under first cut . Use top of guide bar to make this cut . Cut up m meet first cut . This will keep log from pinching guide bar and chain . I . + sctut 2nd Cut Figure 17 - Bucking Log When Log Is Supported On Both Ends m 097017
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CLEANINGI AND MAINTENANCE Below are instructions for servicing your chain saw . Any servicing not NOTICE t mentioned below should be done by an authorized service center . CLEANING SAW BODY . A WARNING Unplug chain saw from power source before servicing . Severe injury or death could occur from electrical shock or body contact with moving chain . • ILWARNING Cutting edges on chain are sharp . Use protective gloves when - handling chain . WARNING When cleaning saw body , • do not submerge saw in any liquids • do not use products that contain ammonia , chlorine , or abrasives • do not use chlorinated cleaning solvents , carbon tetrachloride , kerosene , or gasoline Keepsaw body clean . Use a soft cloth dampened with a mild soap and water mixture . Wipe saw body to clean . CARE OF GUIDE BAR Uneven bar wear causes most guide bar problems . Incorrect sharpening of chain cutter and depth gauge settings often cause this . When bar wears unevenly , it widens guide bar groove ( see Figure 18 ) : This causes chain clatter and rivet popping . Saw will not cut st _ ight . Replace guide bar if this occurs . Inspect guide bar before sharpening chain . A worn or damaged guide bar is unsafe . A worn or damaged guide bar will damage chain . It will also make cutting harder . _ / / _ Guide Bar Guide Bar Groove Groove • Guide Bar Guide Bar With Normal Guide Bar Uneven Wear Figure 18 - Guide Bar Cross Section Showing Uneven Bar Wear 097017
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Normal Guide Bar Maintenance CLEANING AND 1 . Remove guide bar from chain saw . 2 . Remove sawdust from guide bar groove periodically . Use putty knife or wire . MA ' a T E acAnNnCu E 3 . Clean oil slots after each day of use . 4 . Remove burrs from sides of guide bar . Use flat file to make side edges square . Burr Flat File WRh Putty Knife Oil Slot Cleaning Groove _ _ _ / Guide Bar Figure 19 - Guide Bar Maintenance Replace guide bar when • bar is bent or cracked • inside groove of bar is badly worn Note : When replacing guide bar , see Replacement Parts and Accessories , page 28 for pmper bar . SHARPENING'YOUR SAWCHAIN ( Non - Fast Sharp Model ) WARNING Unplug chain saw from power source before servicing . Severe injury or death could occur from electrical shock or body contact with moving chain . WARNING Cutting edges on chain are sharp . Use protective gloves when handling chain . Keep chain sharp . Your saw will cut faster and more safely . A dull chain will cause undue sprocket , guide bar , chain , and motor wear . If you must force chain into wood and cutting creates onJy sawdust with few large chips , chain is dull . Items Needed to Sharpen Chain Purchase these items from your local dealer , hardware store , or chain saw supplies outlet . 5 / 32 " round file • Depth gauge tool File guide • Vise • Medium sized fiat file Continued O97O17
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Sharpening Cutters . CLEANING AND Use file guide for 30 ° filing . 1 . Adjust chain for proper tension ( see Saw Chain Tension Adjustment , page 10 ) . VlAINTENANCE 12 . Clamp guide bar in vise to hold saw steady . Note : Do not clamp chain . Contmued 3 . Press 5 / 32 " round file ( attached to file guide ) into Voove between top plate and depth gauge on chain _ File guide should rest on both top plate and depth gauge ( see Figures 20 and 21 ) . Note : File at midpoint of guide bar . 4 . Hold file guide level . Make sure 30 * mark on file guide is parallel to center of guide bar ( see Figure 20 ) . This will insure that you file cutters at 30 * angle . 5 . File from inside towards outside of cutter until sharp . Only file in this one direction ( see Figure 20 ) . Note : Two or three strokes with file should sharpen cutter . 6 . After each cutter if sharpened , move chain forward to sharpen next cutter . File all cutters on one side of chain . 7 . Move to'other side of chain and repeat process . Direction _ . _ Filing 30 ° Guide \ • 5 / 32 " \ Round File Note : This illustrationshows file guide pEace - ment and filing directionfor sharpening cutters on left side of chain . Figure 20 - File and File Guide Placement On Chain Depth Gauge ( left side of chain ) / Gauge of Chain ( rightside of chain Top Plate Top Plate ( rightside of chain ) ( left side of Right Side of Chain m - Figure 21 - Chain Part Locations
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Filing Cutter Depth Gauges CLEANING AND The cutter depth gauge clearance is reduced as cutters are sharpened . After every MAINTENANCE second or third sharpening , reset cutter depth gauges . Continued 1 . Place depth gauge tool firmly across top of two cutters . Make sure depth gauge enters slot in depth gauge tool ( see Figure 22 ) . 2 . Use medium flat file . File depth gauge level with depth gauge tool . 3 . Remove depth gauge tool . With fiat file , round off front comer of cutter depth gauge ( see Figure 23 ) . Flat File Depth Gauge Depth Gauge Slot Depth Gauge Tool Figure 22 - Depth Gauge Tool On Chain Front Comer Figure 23 - Round Off Front Comer Of Depth Gauge _ - After several hand filings , have authodzed service center or sharpening service i machine sharpen chain . This will insure even filing . I Replacing Saw Chain Replace chain when cuttersare too worn to sharpen or when chain breaks . Only use replacement chain noted in this manual . Always include new drive sprocket when replacing chain . " this will maintain proper ddving of chain . Note : For proper chain and drive sprocket , see Replacement Parrs and Accessories , page 28 . Ittl 097017
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SHARPENING YOUR SAW CHAIN CLEANING AND ( Fast Sharp Model ) MAINTENANCE , 0 WARNING Continued Unplug chain saw from power source before servicing . Severe injury or death could occur from electrical shock or body contact with moving chain . A WARNING Cutting edges on chain are sharp . Use protective gloves when handling chain . Do not hand - sharpen this Fast Sharp chain . Hand - sharpening WARNING chain will increase risk of kickback . Keep chain sharp . Your saw will cut faster and more safely . A dull chain will cause undue sprocket , guide bar , chain , and motor wear . If you must force chain into wood and cutting creates only sawdust with few large chips , chain is dull . FoUow the steps below to sharpen Fast Sharp chain . The automatic chain sharpener sharpens cutter , lowers cutter depth gauge , and adjusts guard drive link . I . Adjust saw chain for propor tension ( see Saw Chain Tension Adjustment , page I0 ) . 2 . Clean out excess sawdust and wood chips from drive sprocket area . 3 . " rum sharpener knob counterclockwise until clicking stops . 4 . " rum sharpener knob clockwise until you hear five distinct clicks . . Figure 24 - Turning Sharpener Knob 5 . Place saw on clean , fiat smface . 6 . Connect saw to power supply . 7 . Hold saw , with both hands in normal cutting position . 8 . Press in switch lockout with right thumb and squeeze trigger .
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9 . Gently push on sharpener knob . Saw must be running for chain m sharpen . CLEANING AND Note : Sparks appearing shows sharpener is working ( see Figure 25 ) . If no sparks MAINTENANCE appear , continue to adjust sharpener one click at a time . After each click , press sharpener knob until light flow of sparks appears . Continued \ Figure 25 - Sharpening Fast Sharp Chain After several sharpenings , you must turn sharpener knob more to bring stone into position • Replacing Saw Chain Replace chain whencutters are too worn to sharpen or when chain breaks . Only use replacement chain noted in this manual . Always include new drive sprocket when replacing chain . This will maintain proper driving of chain . Note : For proper chain and drive sprocket , see Replacement Parts and Accessories , page 28 . If storing saw for more than 30 days , follow steps below . STORAGE 1 . Drain oil tank . 2 . Remove and clean guide bar and chain . Clean guide bar and chain by soaking in petroleum based solvent or mild soup and water mixture . 3 . Dry guide ba [ and chain : 4 . Place chain in container filled with oil . This will prevent rust . 5 . Wipe a thin coating of oil over surface of guide bar . 6 . Wipe off outside of saw body . Do this with soft cloth dampened with a mild soap and water mixture . 7 . Store chain saw • in a high or locked place , out of children's reach • in a dry place • in a ca'Tying case or with scabbard over guide bar
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TROUBLE - , / k WARNING SHOOTING Unplug chain saw from power source before servicing . Severe injury or death could occur from electrical shock or body contact with moving chain . OBSERVED POSSIBLE FAULT CAUSE REMEDY Saw runs , but does Chain asserabled backwards See Assembly , page 8 _ ot cut . on guide bar Saw does not cut Chain is dull See Sharpening your unless heavily Saw Chain , page 2 I forced . Cutting ( non - Fast Sharp model ) or produces only page 24 ( Fast Sharp sawdust with few model ) 2 large chips . Saw runs Slow . Low power supply voltage Extension cord wire size too Saw stalls easily , small . See ExterLfion Cords , page 12 Motor of saw does Switch lockout not pressed in Press in switch lockout not run whenyou m releasetrigger before squeezing trigger squeeze _ gger . Extension cord connections Check cord connections loose Check line fuse or circuit Open line fuse or circuit breaker breaker Bad motor brushes See authorized service center ( see page 29 ) See authorized service center Open wiring circuit on saw ( see page29 ) Gear train failure See authorized service center Motor of sawruns , butchaindoesnot ( see page 29 ) move . Chain does not get Clogged oil slot in guide bar Remove guide bar and clean oil slot oil . Oil is too thick Use correct weight of oil . See Filling Oil Tank , page 11 Chain comes off Chain is loose Tighten chain . See Saw guide bar . Chain Ter _ ion Adju _ tmem , page 10 Guide bar and chain not Se _ Assembly , page g assembled right Saw smokes . Saw damaged . Do not use saw . See authorized service center ( see page 29 ) Saw leaks oil . Oil cap is not secure . Tighten oil cap . Note : Empty oil tank when not in use .
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You may have furtherquestions about assembling , operating , or maintaining this TECHNICAL saw . If so , contact DESA International's Technical Service Depa _ mnentat 1 - 800 - SERVICE 323 - 5190 . You canb . uyaservicemanualfrom addresslistedonbackpage ofthismanual . SERVICE Sendacheckfor $ 5.00payabletoDESA International . PUBLICATIONS You can receive an illustrated parts list free of charge . ' Send a self - addressed stamped envelope to address on back page of this manual . When writing , include model number and serial number of saw . You will find these numbersonsawmotorhousingdecal . Note : Onlyuse original replacement parts . This will protect your warranty coverage REPAIR for parts replaced under warranty . SERVICE Eachauthorizedservice center is independently owned and operated . For additional service centeror warranty information , call 1 - 800 - 323 - 5190 . Warranty Service If saw requires warrantyservice , mmrn it to nearest authorized service center . You must show proof of purchase . If faulty materials or workmanship caused damage , we will repairor replace saw without charge . i Non - Warranty Service If sawrequires . service , returnit to nearestauthorized servicecenter . Repairswill be billed to you at regular repair list prices . Note : Normal wear , misuse , abuse , neglect , or accidental daTaa . ge is not covered under warranty . m 09 " / 017
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REPLACEMENT WARNING Use only replacement parts and accessories described in this PARTS AND manual . Use of oth . er parts or accessories could damage saw or ACCESSORIES injure operator . Purchase these parts and accessories from your local dealer . If they can not supply these parts and accessories , either contact your nearest Pacts Central ( se _ page 29 ) or call DESA International's Parts Department at 1 - 800 - 972 - 7879 . You can also write to the address listed on the back page of this manual . EL - 7 - 100015 . NT - 2 Part Number Description _ art Number Description 101623 - 01 Guide bar , 15 " 097566 - 01S Guide bar , 8 " 101619 - 01 Chain , 15 " 091369S Chain , 8Y 097567 - 02S Guide bar , 10 " 075752 Drive sprocket : 091371S Chain , 10 " 097568 - 02S Guide bar , 12 " EL - 7 Fast Sharp Part Number Description 091373S Chain , 12 " 097572 - 03S Guide bar , 16 " 075752 Drive sprocket 091377S * Chain , 16 " 076695 Drive sprocket 099178H , 100089 - 06 & EL - 1 " Part Number Descriptio _ t General 097570 - 03S Guide bar , 14 " Part Number Description 091374S Chain , 14 " 079963 - 02 Plastic scabbard , 075752 Drive sprocket 8 " & 10 " 079963 - 04 Plastic scabbard , EL - 1 Fast Sharp 12 " , 14 " , & 16 " Part Number Description 059397 Extension cord , 097570 - 03S Guide bar , 14 " two conductor 091367S * " Chain , 14 " ( 16 AWG , 50 ft . ) 076695 Drive sprocket EL ' 7 , 098031J , 099039J , 100089 - 01 , 100089 - 04 = art Number Description 097572 - 03S Guide bar , 16 " 091375S Chain , 16 " 075752 Drive sprocket * Includes automatic chain sharpener . ( _ ; ' 01Z
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WARRANTY INFORMATION KEEP THIS WARRANTY Model Serial No . Date Purchased Always specify model and serial numbers when writing the factory . We reserve the fight to amend these specifications at any time without notice . The only warranty applicable is our standard written warranty . We make no other warranty , expressed or - implied . • LIMITED WARRAI _ ITY ELECTRIC CHAIN S . AW DESA International warrants this electric chain saw and any parts thereof , to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one year from the date of first purchase from an authorized dealer , provided that the product has been properly maintained and operated in accordance with all applicable instructions . The bill of sales or proof of purchase must be presented at the time a claim is made under this warranty . • This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser . This warranty covers only the parts and labor required to restore this chain saw to its proper operating condition . Warranty parts must be obtained through factory authorized dealers and service centers for this product . These dealers and service centers will provid e original factory replacement parts . Failure to use original factory replacement parts voids this warranty . This warranty does not cover commercial , industrial , or rental u . _ age , nor does it apply to parts that are not in " original condition because of normal wear and tear , or parts that fail or become damaged as a result of misuse , accident , lack of proper maintenance , tampering , or alteration . Travel , handling , transportation , and incidental costs associated with warranty repairs are not reimbursable under this warranty and are the responsibility of the owner . To the full extent allowed by the law of the jurisdiction that governs the sale of the product , this express warranty excludes any and all other expressed warranties and limits the duration of any and all implied warranties , including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose to one year form the date of first purchase , and DESA International's liability is hereby limited to the purchase price of the product and DESA International shall not be liable for any other damages whatsoever including indirect , incidental , or consequential damages . Some states do not allow limitation of how long an implied warrantylasts or an exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages , so the abov _ limitation of damages may not apply to you . This warranty provides the original purchaser with specific rights . For information regarding those fights , please consult the applicable state laws . DESA INTERNATIONAL 2701 Industrial Drive 097017 - 01 P . O . Box90004 BowlingGreen , KY42102 - 9004 REV . S / / _
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