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Safety Guidelines - Definitions; Intended Use; Chain Saw Names And Terms - Black & Decker CCS818 Instruction Manual

18 volt cordless chain saw
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SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS

It is important for you to read and understand this manual. The
information it contains relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and
PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols below are used to help
you recognize this information.
DANGER:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE:
Used without the safety alert symbol indicates a
potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in
property damage.

Intended use

Your Black & Decker Cordless Chain Saw is ideal for pruning
applications and cutting small logs up to 8 inches (203 mm) in
diameter. This tool is intended for consumer use only.

Chain saw names and terms

• Bucking - The process of cross cutting a felled tree or log into
lengths.
• Motor Brake - A device used to stop the saw chain when the
trigger is released.
• Chain Saw Powerhead - A chain saw without the saw chain and
guide bar.
• Drive Sprocket or Sprocket - The toothed part that drives the
saw chain.
• Felling - The process of cutting down a tree.
• Felling Back Cut - The final cut in a tree felling operation made
on the opposite side of the tree from the notching cut.
• Front Handle - The support handle located at or toward the front
of the chain saw.
• Front Hand Guard - A structural barrier between the front handle
of a chain saw and the guide bar, typically located close to the
hand position on the front handle and sometimes employed as an
activating lever for a chain brake.
• Guide Bar - A solid railed structure that supports and guides the
saw chain.
• Guide Bar Scabbard - Enclosure fitted over guide bar to prevent
tooth contact when saw is not in use.
• Kickback - The backward or upward motion, or both of the guide
bar occurring when the saw chain near the nose of the top area of
the guide bar contacts any object such as a log or branch, or
when the wood closes in and pinches the saw chain in the cut.
• Kickback, Pinch - The rapid pushback of the saw which can
occur when the wood closes in and pinches the moving saw chain
in the cut along the top of the guide bar.
• Kickback, Rotational - The rapid upward and backward motion
of the saw which can occur when the moving saw chain near the
upper portion of the tip of the guide bar contacts an object, such
as a log or branch.
• Limbing - Removing the branches from a fallen tree
• Low-Kickback Chain - A chain that complies with the kickback
performance requirements of ANSI B175.1-1991 (when tested on
a representative sample of chain saws.)
• Normal Cutting Position - Those positions assumed in
performing the bucking and felling cuts.
• Notching Undercut - A notch cut in a tree that directs the treeʼs
fall.
• Rear Handle - The support handle located at or toward the rear
of the saw.
• Reduced Kickback Guide Bar - A guide bar which has been
demonstrated to reduce kickback significantly.
• Replacement Saw Chain - A chain that complies with kickback
performance requirements of ANSI B175.1-2000 when tested
with specific chain saws. It may not meet the ANSI performance
requirements when used with other saws.
• Saw Chain - A loop of chain having cutting teeth, that cut the
wood, and that is driven by the motor and is supported by the
guide bar.
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