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Poulan 330, 380 Instruction Manual

Poulan chain saw instruction manual.
Manual de Instrucciones
For Occasional Use Only
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before
using this product. Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
ADVERTENCIA :
Lea el manual de instrucciones y siga todas las advertencias e en-
strucciones de seguridad. El no hacerlo puede resultar en lesiones
graves.
AVERTISSEMENT:
Lire le manuel d'instructions et bien respecter tous les avertisse-
ments et toutes les instructions de sécurité. Tout défaut de le faire
pourrait entraîner des blessures graves.
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
250 Bobby Jones Expressway
Augusta, GA 30907
Copyright E2002 Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
Instruction Manual
Manuel d'Instructions
Electrolux Canada Corporation
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4C2
530086536
R
330 / 380
4/10/02

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    Instruction Manual Manual de Instrucciones Manuel d’Instructions For Occasional Use Only WARNING: Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before using this product. Failure to do so can result in serious injury. ADVERTENCIA : Lea el manual de instrucciones y siga todas las advertencias e en- strucciones de seguridad.

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    IDENTIFICATION OF SYMBOLS WARNING! This chain saw can be dangerous! Care- less or improper use can cause serious or even fatal injury. Always wear appropriate ear protection, eye protection and head protection. Always use two hands when operating the chain saw. WARNING! should be avoided;...

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    S Keep the handles dry, clean, and free of oil or fuel mixture. S Keep fuel and oil caps, screws, and fas- teners securely tightened. S Use only Poulan PROR accessories and replacement parts as recommended. HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION S Do not smoke while handling fuel or while operating the saw.

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    Avoid Obstructions Clear The Working Area REDUCE THE CHANCE OF KICKBACK S Recognize that kickback can happen. With a basic understanding of kickback, you can reduce the element of surprise which contributes to accidents. S Never let the moving chain contact any ob- ject at the tip of the guide bar.

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    Symmetrical Guide Bar Large Radius Tip S Low-Kickback Chain, designed with a con- toured depth gauge and guard link which de- flect kickback force and allow wood to gradu- ally ride into the cutter. Low-Kickback Chain has met kickback performance require- ments when tested on a representative sam- ple of chain saws below 3.8 cubic inch displacement specified in ANSI B175.1.

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    SAFETY NOTICE: Exposure vibrations through prolonged use of gasoline powered hand tools could cause blood vessel or nerve damage in the fingers, hands, and joints of people prone to circulation disorders or abnormal swellings. Prolonged use in cold weather has been linked to blood vessel damage in otherwise healthy people.

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    Depth Gauge Cutters Drive Links S Place the chain over and behind the clutch, fitting the drive links in the clutch drum sprocket. Place chain onto the sprocket S Fit bottom of drive links between the teeth in the sprocket in the nose of the guide bar. S Fit chain drive links into bar groove.

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    OPERATION KNOW YOUR SAW READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR CHAIN SAW. Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Bar Tool Front Hand Guard Chain...

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    Bar and chain oil must be free flowing for the oil system to pump enough oil for adequate lubrication. Genuine Poulan or Poulan PROR bar and chain oil is recommended to protect your unit against excessive wear from heat and friction.

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    NOTE : If the throttle trigger is squeezed during starting, it will be necessary to reset the fast idle lock. S Pull the starter rope quickly with your right hand a maximum of 10 times. Then, pro- ceed to the next step. NOTE : If the engine sounds as if it is trying to start before the 10th pull, stop pulling and...

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    S Release the throttle trigger as soon as the cut is completed, allowing the en- gine to idle. If you run the saw at full throttle without a cutting load, unneces- sary wear can occur to the chain, bar and engine. S To avoid losing control when cut is com- plete, do not put pressure on saw at end of cut.

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    CUTTING A FALLEN TREE (BUCKING) Bucking is the term used for cutting a fallen tree to the desired log length. WARNING: Do not stand on the log being cut. Any portion can roll causing loss of footing and control. Do not stand downhill of the log being cut.

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    LIMBING AND PRUNING WARNING: Be alert for and guard against kickback. Do not allow the moving chain to contact any other branches or ob- jects at the nose of the guide bar when limb- ing or pruning. Allowing such contact can re- sult in serious injury.

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    S Wash the filter in soap and water. Air dry completely before reinstalling. S Replace parts. INSPECT MUFFLER AND SPARK ARRESTING SCREEN As the unit is used, carbon deposits build up on the muffler and spark arresting screen, and must be removed to avoid creating a fire hazard or affecting engine performance.

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    Cylinder Spark Cover Plug STORAGE WARNING: Stop engine and allow to cool, and secure the unit before storing or transporting in a vehicle. Store unit and fuel in an area where fuel vapors cannot reach sparks or open flames from water heaters, electric motors or switches, furnaces, etc.

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    LIMITED WARRANTY ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC., warrants to the original purchaser that each Poulan PROR R R R brand gasoline chain saw is free from defects in material and workmanship and agrees to repair or replace under this warranty any defective gasoline chain saw as follows from the original date of purchase.

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    OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS. Repair or replacement of any warranted part will be performed at no charge to the owner at an approved POULAN/WEED EATER servic- ing center. If you have any questions regard- ing your warranty rights and responsibilities,...

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