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General Safety Precautions; Before Using A New Chain Saw; Important; Always Use Common Sense - Husqvarna 120 Operator's Manual

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Before using a new chain saw

Please read this manual carefully.
(1) - (94) refer to figures on p. 2-6.
Check that the cutting equipment is correctly fitted
and adjusted. See instructions under the heading
Refuel and start the chain saw. See the instructions
under the headings Fuel Handling and Starting and
Do not use the chain saw until sufficient chain oil has
reached the chain. See instructions under the
heading Cutting equipment.
Long-term exposure to noise can result in permanent
hearing impairment. So always use approved hearing
WARNING! Under no circumstances
may the design of the machine be
modified without the permission of the
manufacturer. Always use original
accessories. Non-authorized
modifications and/or accessories can
result in serious personal injury or the
death of the operator or others.
WARNING! A chain saw is a dangerous
tool if used carelessly or incorrectly and
can cause serious, even fatal injuries. It
is very important that you read and
understand the contents of this
operator's manual.
WARNING! The inside of the muffler
contain chemicals that may be
carcinogenic. Avoid contact with these
elements in the event of a damaged
WARNING! Long term inhalation of the
engine's exhaust fumes, chain oil mist
and dust from sawdust can represent a
health risk.
WARNING! This machine produces an
electromagnetic field during operation.
This field may under some
circumstances interfere with active or
passive medical implants. To reduce the
risk of serious or fatal injury, we
recommend persons with medical
implants to consult their physician and
the medical implant manufacturer before
operating this machine.
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This chain saw for forest service is designed for forest
work such as felling, limbing and cutting.
National regulation can restrict the use of the machine.
You should only use the saw with the bar and chain
combinations we recommend in the chapter Technical
Never use the machine if you are fatigued, while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs, medication or
anything that could affect your vision, alertness,
coordination or judgement.
Wear personal protective equipment. See instructions
under the "Personal protective equipment" heading.
Do not modify this product or use it if it appears to have
been modified by others.
Never use a machine that is faulty. Carry out the safety
checks, maintenance and service instructions
described in this manual. Some maintenance and
service measures must be carried out by trained and
qualified specialists. See instructions under the
Maintenance heading.
Never use any accessories other than those
recommended in this manual. See instructions under
the headings Cutting equipment and Technical data.
CAUTION! Always wear protective glasses or a face
visor to reduce the risk of injury from thrown objects. A
chain saw is capable of throwing objects, such as
wood chips, small pieces of wood, etc, at great force.
This can result in serious injury, especially to the eyes.
WARNING! Running an engine in a
confined or badly ventilated area can
result in death due to asphyxiation or
carbon monoxide poisoning.
WARNING! Faulty cutting equipment or
the wrong combination of bar and saw
chain increases the risk of kickback!
Only use the bar/saw chain
combinations we recommend, and
follow the filing instructions. See
instructions under the heading
Technical data.

Always use common sense (2)

It is not possible to cover every conceivable situation you
can face when using a chain saw. Always exercise care
and use your common sense. Avoid all situations which
you consider to be beyond your capability. If you still feel
uncertain about operating procedures after reading these
instructions, you should consult an expert before
continuing. Do not hesitate to contact your dealer or us if
you have any questions about the use of the chain saw.

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