2.6 cu.in./42cc 2-cycle 18 in. bar gasoline chain saw (23 pages)
Summary of Contents for Craftsman 172.439831
Operator’s Manual 9 Amp Motor Electric Adjustable Pole Saw/Chain Saw Model No. 172.439831 10-In. Bar Chain Saw with extension pole (shown separated) • WARRANTY CAUTION: Read, understand and follow all • SAFETY Safety Rules and Operating Instructions in this • UNPACKING Manual before using this product.
NOTE: Chain and Bar Oil is not included. BEFORE using this Chain Saw, lead to equipment or other property damage if they are not followed. Each do not forget to purchase Craftsman Bar & Chain Oil, SAE30. message is preceded by the word “NOTE,” as in the example below: NOTE: Equipment and/or property damage may result if these instructions are not followed.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Safety Helmet SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS cont. Hearing Protection Protection PERSONAL SAFETY WARNING: If correctly used, this electric Pole Saw/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.
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).
1. KNOW your electric Pole Saw/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.
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.
Grip the rear handle with your right hand whether you are right or left handed. Wrap the do not forget to purchase Craftsman Bar & Chain Oil, SAE30. fingers of your left hand over and around the front handlebar, and your left thumb under the front handlebar.
DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION cont. KNOW YOUR CHAIN SAW cont. KNOW YOUR CHAIN SAW CHAIN SAW CALL- OUTS cont. (Figures 1 and 2) NOTE: Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself with all operating features and safety rules. Fig 1. 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).
ASSEMBLY & ADJUSTMENTS ASSEMBLY & ADJUSTMENTS cont. INTENDED USE CHAIN AND CHAIN BAR Fig. 3d ASSEMBLY/REPLACEMENT cont. The pole saw/chain saw is intended for wood: sawing of trees, tree trunks, branches, wooden beams, planks, etc. Cuts can be sawed with or across the grain. 6.
2. Clean area around the Oil Filler Cap with cloth and unscrew the cap by turning it counter clockwise. 3. Add bar and chain oil (Craftsman Bar & Chain Oil, SAE30) until reservoir is full. 4. Avoid dirt or debris entering oil tank, re-screw oil filler cap and tighten.
OPERATION cont. ASSEMBLY & ADJUSTMENTS cont. ADJUSTING POLE LENGTH CUTTING WITH CHAINSAW The pole saw has a telescoping pole assembly that will extend from 89.7 inches IMPORTANT: Be sure the oil reservoir is filled. Check the Oil Level Window (see Fig. 11) (fully retracted) to 119.4 inches (fully extended).
OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. CUTTING WITH CHAINSAW cont. CUTTING WITH CHAINSAW cont. CUTTING WOOD UNDER TENSION (See Fig. 17) KICKBACK SAFETY DEVICES ON THIS SAW (see also pages 10 and 11 for details) WARNING: When cutting a limb that is under tension, use extreme caution. This saw has a low-kickback chain and reduced kickback Guide Bar.
OPERATION cont. OPERATION cont. CUTTING WITH CHAINSAW cont. CUTTING WITH CHAINSAW cont. INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING THE PROPER TECHNIQUES FOR BASIC INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING THE PROPER TECHNIQUES FOR BASIC FELLING, LIMBING, AND CROSS-CUTTING (see Figures A, B, C, D, E and F) cont. FELLING, LIMBING, AND CROSS-CUTTING (see Figures A, B, C, D, E and F) cont.
OPERATION FOR POLE SAW OPERATION FOR POLE SAW cont. Cutting with extension pole TRIMMING A TREE (PRUNING) 1. Connect saw to extension cord. Connect extension cord to power supply. Before cutting a high branch, consider all the same points detailed in the previous section WARNING: Avoid kickback.
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE OF CHAIN SAW cont. MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE OF CHAIN SAW cont. 3. Maintain chain saw with care. REPLACING BAR & CHAIN • Never expose saw to rain. Replace chain when cutters are too worn to sharpen or when chain stops. •...
PARTS LIST TROUBLE SHOOTING The following table gives checks and actions that you can perform if your machine does not operate correctly. If these do not identify/remedy the problem, contact your service agent. WARNING: Switch off and remove plug from mains before investigating fault. SYMPTOM POSSIBLE CAUSE...