General working instructions
This section takes up the basic safety precautions for
working with a pole saw.
If you encounter a situation where you are uncertain how to
proceed you should ask an expert. Contact your dealer or
your service workshop.
Avoid all usage which you consider to be beyond your
WARNING! The machine can cause serious
personal injury. Read the safety instructions
carefully. Learn how to use the machine.
WARNING! Cutting tool. Do not touch the
tool without ﬁrst switching off the engine.
Always wear boots and other equipment described under
the heading Personal protective equipment.
Always wear working clothes and heavy-duty long
Never wear loose clothing or jewellery.
Make sure your hair does not hang below shoulder level.
Safety instructions regarding the
Never allow children to use the machine.
Ensure that no-one comes closer than 15 m while you are
Never allow anyone else to use the machine without ﬁrst
ensuring that they have understood the contents of the
Never work from a ladder, stool or any other raised
position that is not fully secured.
Safety instructions while working
Always ensure you have a safe and stable working
Always use both hands to hold the machine. Hold the
machine at the side of your body.
Use your right hand to control the throttle setting.
Make sure that your hands and feet do not come near the
cutting attachment when the engine is running.
When the engine is switched off, keep your hands and feet
away from the cutting attachment until it has stopped
Watch out for stumps of branches that can be thrown out
Always lay the machine on the ground when you are not
Check the working area for foreign objects such as
electricity cables, insects and animals, etc, or other
objects that could damage the cutting attachment, such
as metal items.
If any foreign object is hit or if vibrations occur stop the
machine immediately. Disconnect the HT lead from the
spark plug. Check that the machine is not damaged.
Repair any damage.
If anything gets caught up in the cutting attachment while
you are working, switch off the engine and let it stop
completely and remove the ignition lead before cleaning
the cutting attachment.
This machine is not electrically insulated. If the machine
touches or comes close to high-voltage power lines it
could lead to death or serious bodily injury.