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Remington EL-3 Owner's Manual

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Read and understand this manual before assembling or operating this
chain saw. Improper use of saw can cause severe injury. Keep this
manual for future reference.


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  • Page 1 ® ELECTRIC CHAIN SA W OWNER’S MANUAL Model EL-3 IMPORTANT Read and understand this manual before assembling or operating this chain saw. Improper use of saw can cause severe injury. Keep this manual for future reference.
  • Page 2: Electric Chain Saw

    ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW SAFETY WARNINGS Do not assemble or handle guide bar or saw chain while connected to a power source. 1. Keep the work area clean. Cluttered areas invite accidents. 2. Do not let the chain saw get wet. Don’t use the chain saw in the rain or in damp or wet locations.
  • Page 3: Chain Saw Names And Terms

    CHAIN SAW NAMES AND TERMS Boring The process involved in cutting with the saw chain at the nose (tip) of the guide bar, in order to make a hole. This is not recommended because of hazard of kick- back. Bucking The process of cross cutting a felled tree or log into lengths.
  • Page 4: Saw Chain Tension Adjustment

    ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS ASSEMBLING GUIDE BAR, SAW CHAIN AND HAND GUARD IMPORTANT: Do not clamp in a vise or abuse during assembly. Always wear gloves when han- dling the saw chain. 1. Remove two (2) guide bar nuts (D), two (2) guide bar bolts (E) and one (1) Phillips screw (N) from the plastic bag.
  • Page 5: Filling Oil Reservoir

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FILLING OIL RESERVOIR 1. Remove the oil fill knob. 2. Fill the oil reservoir with SAE #30 motor oil. 3. Replace and tighten fill knob IMMEDIATELY . This will avoid continuous oil feed. 4. Wipe off excess oil. Note: When cutting in temperatures below 30 F, use SAE #10 oil.
  • Page 6: Cutting With The Chain Saw

    ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Continued Examples of Kickback With the saw in operation, kickback occurs when: • The chain at the guide bar nose touches any solid object. • Incorrectly starting a boring cut. • A cutter on guide bar nose strikes the bottom of the saw cut while the guide bar is being reinserted in the cut (See Figure 6).
  • Page 7: Felling A Tree

    Cutting a Limb Make the first cut from the underside about 1/2 foot from the trunk and 1/3 through the diameter of the limb (See Figure 10). 2. Make the second cut two to four inches farther out on the limb from above until the limb falls.
  • Page 8: Bucking A Log

    ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Continued BUCKING A LOG Bucking a log is cutting a log into lengths. It is important to make sure your footing is firm and your weight is evenly distributed on both feet. When possible, the log should be raised and supported by the use of limbs, logs or chocks.
  • Page 9: Maintenance And Storage

    MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE CLEANING THE CHAIN SAW To clean housing of dirt and oil, wipe with a damp cloth using a solution of warm water and a mild detergent. DO NOT use products that contain ammonia, chlorine or abrasives, DO NOT use chlorinated cleaning solvents, carbon tetrachloride, kerosene or gasoline.
  • Page 10 ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE Continued FILING THE CUTTER DEPTH GAUGES The cutter depth gauge clearance is reduced as the cutting edges are sharpened. The cutter depth gauge clearance will need to be set after every second or third sharpening. 1.
  • Page 11: Trouble Shooting

    TROUBLE SHOOTING PROBLEM Saw operates but does not cut. Saw does not cut unless heavily forced. Chips are fine, dust like. Saw seems to run slow and easily stalled. Saw does not operate when trigger switch is squeezed. Saw runs but chain does not move. Chain does not get oil.
  • Page 12: Limited Warranty

    This product is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for six (6) months from the date of first purchase when operated and maintained in accordance with instructions. This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser. This warranty covers only the cost of parts required to restore this to proper operating condition.

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