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Ryobi P540 Operator's Manual

Ryobi chainsaw user manual.
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Operator's manual - 28 pages
Your chain saw has been engineered and manufactured to our high standard for dependability, ease of operation, and
operator safety. When properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator's manual before using
this product.
Thank you for your purchase.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENcE
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
18 VOLT cHAIN SAW
P540
P540A
P540B
AccEPTS ALL ONE+
BATTERY PAcKS
BATTERIES ANd cHARGERS
SOLd SEPARATELY

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  • Page 1

    To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator's manual before using this product. Thank you for your purchase. SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENcE OPERATOR’S MANUAL 18 VOLT cHAIN SAW P540 P540A P540B AccEPTS ALL ONE+ BATTERY PAcKS BATTERIES ANd cHARGERS...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF cONTENTS  Introduction ...  General Safety Rules ... 3-5  Specific Safety Rules ...6  Symbols ... 7-8  Features ...9  Assembly ...10  Operation ... 10-18  Maintenance ... 19-5  Troubleshooting ...6  Warranty ...7 ...

  • Page 3: General Safety Rules

    If the chain turns after the trigger has been released, have the unit serviced by your nearest Ryobi service dealer.  Check for damaged parts. Any part or guard that has been damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its intended function.

  • Page 4

    KIcKBAcK See Figures 1 - 2.  WARNING: Kickback may occur when the moving chain contacts an object at the upper portion of the tip of the guide bar or when the wood closes in and pinches the saw chain in the cut. Contact at the upper portion of the tip of the guide bar can cause the chain to dig into the object and stop the chain for an instant.

  • Page 5

    Generally, guide bars with small radius tips have somewhat lower kickback potentials. When making a replacement, be sure to order one of the Ryobi bars listed for the saw in this operator's manual. The proper size SAFE-T-TIP bar. Use only guide bars that have a provision for mounting...

  • Page 6: Specific Safety Rules

    BATTERY SAFETY  Battery operated units do not have to be plugged into an electrical outlet; therefore, they are always in operating condition. Be aware of possible hazards even when unit is not operating.  Remove the battery pack from the chain saw before cleaning, servicing, storing, removing material from the unit, changing accessories such as the bar and chain, or when not in use.

  • Page 7: Symbols

    Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer. SYMBOL NAME Volts Amperes Hertz Watt Minutes Alternating Current Direct Current No Load Speed...

  • Page 8

    To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to use this product until you read thoroughly and understand com- pletely the operator’s manual. If you do not understand the warnings and instructions in the operator’s manual, do not use this product. Call Ryobi customer service for assistance.

  • Page 9: Features

    FEATURES PROdUcT SPEcIFIcATIONS Motor ...18 Volt DC Bar Length ... 10 in. Replacement Bar Part Number ...6715600 or 67183007 Replacement Chain Part Number ...6958301 or 69058300 NOTE: This saw was designed for occasional light duty use and has some limitations as to what it can cut. sCABBARD ChAIN OIL TANK CAp...

  • Page 10: Assembly, Operation

    UNPAcKING This product has been shipped completely assembled.  Carefully remove the product and any accessories from the box. Make sure that all items listed in the packing list are included.  Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage or damage occurred during shipping.

  • Page 11

    OPERATION cHAIN OIL SYSTEM See Figure 7.  Use Ryobi Bar and Chain Lubricant. It is formulated to perform over a wide temperature range with no dilution required. NOTE: Do not use dirty, used or otherwise contaminated oils.

  • Page 12

    STARTING ANd STOPPING THE cHAIN SAW See Figure 8. WARNING: Keep body to the left of the chain line. Never straddle the saw or chain, or lean over past the chain line. Starting the chain saw:  Place the chain saw on a flat bare surface and make sure no objects or obstructions are in immediate vicinity which could come in contact with the bar and chain.

  • Page 13

    WARNING: Never use a left-handed (cross-handed) grip, or any stance which would place your body or arm across the chain line.  Maintain a proper grip on the saw whenever the unit is running. The fingers should encircle the handle and the thumb is wrapped under the handlebar.

  • Page 14

    PROPER cUTTING STANcE See Figure 12.  Weight should be balanced with both feet on solid ground.  Keep left arm with elbow locked in a "straight arm" posi- tion to withstand any kickback force.  Your body should always be to the left of the chain line. ...

  • Page 15

    WARNING: Periodically glance at the top of the tree during the backcut to assure the tree is going to fall in the desired direction. WARNING: If the tree starts to fall in the wrong direction, or if the saw gets caught or hung up during the fall, leave the saw and save yourself! ...

  • Page 16

     Felling Backcut. The backcut is always made level and horizontal, and at a minimum of  in. above the horizontal cut of the notch. See Figures 14 - 15.  Never cut through to the notch. Always leave a band of wood between the notch and backcut (approximately  in.

  • Page 17

    BUcKING LOGS UNdER STRESS See Figures 19 - 20. When the log is supported along its entire length, it should be cut from the top or overbucking. When the log is supported on one end, cut 1/3 the diameter from the underside or underbucking. Then make the finishing cut by overbucking to meet the first cut.

  • Page 18: Operation

    LIMBING See Figure 21. Limbing is removing branches from a fallen tree.  Work slowly, keeping both hands on the chain saw with a firm grip. Always make sure your footing is secure and your weight is distributed evenly on both feet. ...

  • Page 19

    WARNING: When servicing, use only identical replacement parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product damage. WARNING: Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields during power product operation or when blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also wear a dust mask. WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, always remove the battery pack from the product when cleaning or...

  • Page 20

    REPLAcING BAR ANd cHAIN See Figures 24 - 28. WARNING: Remove the battery pack from the chain saw and make sure the chain has stopped before you do any work on the saw. Failure to do so may result in accidental starting and possible serious injury WARNING: The safety instructions in this section are to protect the...

  • Page 21

     Replace the chain cover, washer and chain cover screw. Tighten the chain cover screw finger tight only. The bar must be free to move for tension adjustment.  Remove all the slack from the chain by turning the chain tensioning screw clockwise until the chain seats snugly against the bar with the drive links in the bar groove.

  • Page 22

    NOTE: Inspect the drive sprocket for wear or damage when replacing the chain. If signs of wear or damage are present in the areas indicated, have the drive sprocket replaced by a Ryobi Service dealer. HOW TO SHARPEN THE cUTTERS See Figures 33 - 34.

  • Page 23

    WARNING: Improper chain sharpening increases the potential of kickback. WARNING: Failure to replace or repair damaged chain can cause serious injury. WARNING: The saw chain is very sharp, always wear protective gloves when performing maintenance to the chain. TOP PLATE FILING ANGLE See Figure 35.

  • Page 24

    Use a Flat File and a Depth Gauge Jointer to lower all gauges uniformly. Depth gauge jointers are available in .00 in. to .035 in. Use a .05 in. depth gauge jointer. After lowering each depth gauge, restore original shape by rounding the front.

  • Page 25

    WARNING: Remove the battery pack and make sure the chain has stopped before you do any work on the saw. WARNING: Although the guide bar comes with a SAFE-T-TIP kickback device already installed, you need to check the tightness of the mounting screw before each use. SAFE-T-TIP ®...

  • Page 26

    3. Check guide bar and chain for damage. CALL us fIRsT For any questions about operating or maintaining your product, call the Ryobi Your product has been fully tested prior to shipment to ensure your complete satisfaction. SOLUTION 1. Tension chain. Refer to chain Tension earlier in this manual.

  • Page 27: Warranty

    Blower Fans, Blower and Vacuum Tubes, Vacuum Bag and Straps, Guide Bars, Saw Chains Techtronic Industries North America, Inc., reserves the right to change or improve the design of any RYOBI outdoor product without assuming any obligation to modify any product previously manufactured.

  • Page 28

    1-800-860-050. • HOW TO OBTAIN CUSTOMER OR TECHNICAL SUPPORT: To obtain Customer or Technical Support please contact us at 1-800-860-050. RYOBI is a registered trademark of Ryobi Limited used under license. ® TEcHTRONIc INdUSTRIES NORTH AMERIcA, INc. 983000-538 -15-08 (REV:06) OPERATOR’S MANUAL...

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