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Operator's Manual
15 Amp/4.0 Peak HP Motor
Electric Chain Saw
Model No.
172.34120 18-In. Bar
CAUTION:
Read, understand and follow all
Safety Rules and Operating Instructions in this
Manual before using this product.
• WARRANTY
• SAFETY
• UNPACKING
• ASSEMBLY
• OPERATION
• MAINTENANCE
• PARTS LIST
• ESPAÑOL

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    Operator’s Manual 15 Amp/4.0 Peak HP Motor Electric Chain Saw Model No. 172.34120 18-In. Bar • WARRANTY • SAFETY CAUTION: Read, understand and follow all • UNPACKING Safety Rules and Operating Instructions in this • ASSEMBLY Manual before using this product.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    NOTE: Chain and Bar Oil is not included. BEFORE using this Chain Saw, message is preceded by the word “NOTE,” as in the example below: do not forget to purchase Craftsman Bar & Chain Oil, SAE30. NOTE: Equipment and/or property damage may result if these instructions are not followed.

  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Safety Helmet SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. Hearing Protection Protection PERSONAL SAFETY WARNING: If correctly used, this electric Chain Saw is an efficient Protection Snug Fitting • Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common tool to use; if used improperly or without the due precautions it could become a Clothing sense when operating a power tool.

  • Page 4

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. EXTENSION CORDS cont. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. ELECTRICAL SAFETY Remember, a smaller wire gauge size has greater capacity than a larger number (14-gauge wire has more capacity than 16-gauge wire; 12-gauge wire has WARNING: Do not permit fingers to touch the terminals of plug when Method of securing more capacity than 14-gauge).

  • Page 5

    1. KNOW your electric Chain Saw. Read operator’s manual carefully. Learn the damage to the unit and possible injury to the operator or bystanders. Use only Craftsman applications and limitations, as well as the specific potential hazards related to this tool.

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    ADDITIONAL RULES ADDITIONAL RULES SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. FOR SAFE OPERATION cont. FOR SAFE OPERATION cont. 4. Wear safety glasses and hearing protection. Further protective equipment for head, AVOID KICKBACK AND PULL-IN cont. hands, legs and feet is recommended. Adequate protective clothing will reduce personal 4.

  • Page 7: Unpacking

    NOTE: Chain and Bar Oil is not included. BEFORE using this Chain Saw, Small Radius Tip Guide Bar Elongated Guard Link do not forget to purchase Craftsman Bar & Chain Oil, SAE30. deflects kickback force and allows wood to WARNING:...

  • Page 8: Description

    DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION cont. KNOW YOUR CHAIN SAW KNOW YOUR CHAIN SAW cont. NOTE: Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself with all CHAIN SAW CALL- OUTS cont. (Figures 2 and 3) operating features and safety rules. Your Chain Saw has a precision built electric motor and it should only be connected to a 120-volt, 60 Hz AC ONLY power supply (normal household current).

  • Page 9: Assembly And Adjustments

    ASSEMBLY & ADJUSTMENTS ASSEMBLY & ADJUSTMENTS cont. INTENDED USE TENSIONING CHAIN /LOCKING KNOB The chain saw is intended for wood: sawing of trees, tree trunks, branches, wooden beams, Fig. 4d Always check the chain tension before use, planks, etc. Cuts can be sawed with or across the grain. This product is not suitable after the first cuts and regularly during use.

  • Page 10: Operation Terms

    3. Add bar and chain oil (Craftsman Bar & Chain Oil, SAE30) until reservoir is full. Guide Bar – A solid railed structure that supports and guides the saw chain.

  • Page 11: Operation

    OPERATION OPERATION cont. SWITCHING ON AND OFF (Fig. 8) ATTACHING EXTENSION CORD 1. Insert extension cord socket into Chain Saw’s Plug (Fig. 7a). WARNING : Check the voltage and electric current supply: The voltage and current supply must comply with the ratings on the data plate. 2.

  • Page 12: Operation

    OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. CUTTING GENERAL CUTTING Check oil level gauge prior to starting and regularly during operation. Refill oil when oil Always hold the chain saw firmly with both hands. Front grip with the left hand and rear grip level is low.

  • Page 13

    OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. GENERAL CUTTING cont. GENERAL CUTTING cont. CUTTING LOGS Reset the gripping teeth at a low point when sawing thicker logs by pulling the chain saw slightly backwards until the gripping teeth release, and reposition at lower level to continue Observe the following safety instructions: sawing.

  • Page 14

    OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. GENERAL CUTTING cont. GENERAL CUTTING cont. FELLING TREES (See Fig. 17) LIMBING A TREE (See Fig. 18) Always wear hard hat to protect head against falling branches. Limbing is removing the branches from Fig. 18 The chain saw can only be used to fell trees smaller in diameter than the length of the a fallen tree.

  • Page 15

    OPERATION cont. MAINTENANCE GENERAL CUTTING cont. GENERAL MAINTENANCE BUCKING A LOG cont. WARNING: Before performing any work on the Chain Saw, disconnect the Chain Saw’s power plug from the extension cord and power source. When the log is supported on both Fig.

  • Page 16: Maintenance/trouble Shooting

    CLEANING / STORAGE SPECIFICATIONS Model 71-34120 GENERAL MAINTENANCE cont. Voltage 120V~60Hz • Clean the moulded plastic housing of the chain saw using a soft brush and clean cloth. DO NOT use water, solvents or polishes. Amps • Remove all debris, especially from the motor cooling vents. Bar length 18”...

  • Page 17: Parts Lists

    PARTS LIST PARTS LIST...

  • Page 18: Parts Lists

    15 Amp/4.0 Peak HP Motor PARTS LIST NOTES Electric Chain Saw Model No. 172.34120.00 18-In. Bar...

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