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Basic Working Techniques - Husqvarna 323P4 Operator's Manual

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Safety instructions after completing work
The transport guard should always be fitted to the cutting
attachment when the machine is not in use.
Make sure the cutting attachment has stopped before
cleaning, carrying out repairs or an inspection.
Disconnect the HT lead from the spark plug.
Always wear heavy-duty gloves when repairing the cutting
attachment. This is extremely sharp and can easily cause
Store the machine out of reach of children.
Use only original spare parts for repairs.

Basic working techniques

Hold the machine as close to your body as possible to get
the best balance.
Make sure that the tip does not touch the ground.
Do not rush the work, but work steadily until all the
branches have been cut back cleanly.
Always slow the engine to idle speed after each working
operation. Long periods at full throttle without any load on
the engine can lead to serious engine damage.
Always work at full throttle.
Let the engine drop back to idle speed between each cut.
Long periods at full throttle can cause serious damage to
the centrifugal clutch.
WARNING! Never stand directly underneath
a branch that is being cut. This could lead to
serious or even fatal personal injury.
Observe great care when working close to overhead power
lines. Falling branches can result in short-circuiting.
WARNING! Observe the applicable safety
regulations for work in the vicinity of
overhead power lines.
WARNING! 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.
Electricity can jump from one point to
another by arcing. The higher the voltage,
the greater the distance electricity can jump.
Electricity can also travel through branches
and other objects, especially if they are wet.
Always keep a distance of at least 10 m
between the machine and high-voltage
power lines and/or any objects that are
touching them. If have to work within this
safe distance you should always contact the
relevant power company to make sure the
power is switched off before you start work.
WARNING! This machine has a long reach.
Make sure that no people or animals come
closer than 15 m when the machine is
Whenever possible position yourself so that you can make
the cut at right angles to the branch.
Do not work with the shaft held straight out in front of you
(like a fishing rod) as this increases the apparent weight of
the cutting attachment.
Cut large branches in sections so that you have better
control over where they fall.
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