Your pruner has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi’s 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.
n Introduction ... 2 n General Safety Rules ... 3 n Specific Safety Rules... 4 n Symbols... 5-6 n Features... 7 n Assembly ... 8-10 n Operation... 10-12 n Maintenance ... 13-18 n Troubleshooting ... 19 n Warranty ... 20-21 n Parts Ordering / Service ...
WARNING! Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS n For safe operation, read and understand all instruc- tions before using this product. Follow all safety instruc- tions.
n Kickback is a dangerous reaction that can lead to serious injury. Kickback may occur when the moving chain con- tacts an object at the upper portion of the tip of the guide bar or when the wood closes in and pinches the chain in the cut.
Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer. SYMBOL NAME Safety Alert Read The Operator’s Manual Eye, Hearing, and Head Protection Safety Footwear Gloves...
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product. SYMBOL SIGNAL DANGER: WARNING: CAUTION: CAUTION: SERVICE Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should be performed only by a qualified service technician. For service we suggest you return the product to your nearest AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Engine Displacement ... 30cc Bar length ... 10 in. Weight ...16 lb. CHAIN OILER TANK CAP ATTACHMENT CHAIN KNOW YOUR PRUNER See Figure 1. Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety rules. ENGINE SWITCH The engine switch controls the ignition system.
UNPACKING This product requires assembly. n Carefully remove the tool and any accessories from the box. Make sure that all items listed in the packing list are included. n Inspect the tool carefully to make sure no breakage or damage occurred during shipping. n Do not discard the packing material until you have care- fully inspected and satisfactorily operated the tool.
n Pull apart the ends of the bracket to expand slightly. n Slide the bracket over the power head shaft immediately behind the “J” Barrier Handle. n Squeeze bracket ends together to retighten. n Reinstall the bolt, lock washer, and hex nut to secure. n Connect the latch on the shoulder harness to the strap hanger.
FILLING TANK n Clean surface around fuel cap to prevent contami- nation. n Loosen fuel cap slowly. Rest the cap on a clean surface. n Carefully pour fuel into the tank. Avoid spillage. n Prior to replacing the fuel cap, clean and inspect the gasket.
n Release the trigger as soon as the cut is completed, allow- ing the engine to idle. If you run the pruner at full throttle without a cutting load, unnecessary wear or damage can occur to the chain, bar, and engine. CUTTING GUIDE Failure to follow proper cutting procedures will result in the bar and chain binding and becoming pinched or trapped in...
OPERATION POSITION FOR STARTING See Figure 9. Lay the pruner on the ground and ensure that no objects or STARTER obstructions are in the immediate vicinity. Make sure nothing GRIP can come in contact with the bar and chain. ENGINE SWITCH Fig.
Only the parts shown on the parts list are intended to be repaired or replaced by the customer. All other parts should be replaced at a Ryobi Authorized Service Center. CHAIN TENSION See Figures 13 - 14.
REPLACING THE BAR See Figures 15 - 20. WARNING: To avoid possible serious injury, stop engine before re- placing the bar, chain, or performing any maintenance operation. n Remove the bar nut and drivecase cover. n The bar contains a bar stud slot that fits over the bar stud. The bar also contains a chain tensioning pin hole which fits over the chain tensioning pin.
IDLE SPEED ADJUSTMENT See Figure 21. If the chain turns at idle, the idle speed screw needs ad- justing on your trimmer engine. Turn the idle speed screw counterclockwise to reduce the idle RPM and stop the chain movement. If the saw chain still moves at idle speed, contact a service dealer for adjustment and discontinue use until the repair is made.
CHAIN MAINTENANCE See Figure 23. For smooth and fast cutting, the chain needs to be main- tained properly. The following conditions indicate that the chain requires sharpening: n Wood chips are small and powdery n Chain must be forced through the wood during cutting n Chain cuts to one side During maintenance of the chain, consider the following: n Improper filing angle of the side plate can increase the...
CAUTION: Dull or improperly sharpened chain can cause excessive engine speed during cutting which may result in severe engine damage. WARNING: Improper chain sharpening increases the potential of kickback. Failure to replace or repair damaged chain can cause serious injury. CLEANING THE EXHAUST PORT AND MUFFLER Depending on the type of fuel used, the type and amount of...
FUEL CAP WARNING: A leaking fuel cap is a fire hazard and must be replaced immediately. The fuel cap contains a non-serviceable filter and a check valve. A clogged fuel filter will cause poor engine perfor- mance. If performance improves when the fuel cap is loos- ened, check valve may be faulty or filter clogged.
PROBLEM CAUSE Engine will not start. No spark. No fuel. Engine is flooded. Starter rope pulls harder now than when new. Engine starts but will Engine requires approxi- not accelerate. mately three minutes to warm up. Engine starts but will Carburetor requires only run at high speed adjustment.
The non-road engine must be free from defects in materials and workmanship which cause it to fail to conform with U.S. EPA standards for the first two years of engine use from the date of sale to the ultimate purchaser. Ryobi Technologies, Inc. must warrant the emission control system on your non-road or small off-road engine for the period of time listed above provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of your non-road or small off-road engine.
5 Hours Every 25 Hours or Yearly 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. Clean Every Replace Every...
Ryobi Authorized Service Center. Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit. Please call 1-800-860-4050 for your nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center. You can also check our web site at www.ryobitools.com for a complete list of Authorized Service Centers.