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Makita 5012B Instruction Manual

300 mm (11-3/4")
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Chain Saw
300 mm (11-3/4") MODEL 5012B
Guide
bar
Chain speed
1FPMl
length
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
weight
Overall
length
Saw chain
Pitch
Gauge
DOUBLE
INSULATION
300 mm
11 1-314")
5,500
SPEC
IF1
CAT
I
ON
S
318"
0.050"
560
mm
4.3 kg
(9.5
mm)
11.27 mm)
122")
19.5 Ibs)
*
Manufacturer reserves the right to change specifications without notice.
*
Note: Specifications may differ from country to country.

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  • Page 1 1FPMl length 300 mm 5,500 11 1-314") Manufacturer reserves the right to change specifications without notice. Note: Specifications may differ from country to country. Chain Saw 300 mm (11-3/4") MODEL 5012B Saw chain Pitch Gauge 318" 0.050" (9.5 11.27 mm)
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Do not operate a chain saw in a tree unless specifi- cally trained t o do so. When cutting a limb that is under tension be alert for spring back so that you will not be struck when the tension in the wood fibers is released.
  • Page 3 Check Damaged Parts Before further use of the chain saw, a guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully checked t o determine that perform its intended function. Check for alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and any other conditions that may affect its operation.
  • Page 4 (1) Grip saw firmly. Hold the chain saw firmly w i t h both hands when the motor is running. Use a firm grip w i t h thumbs and fingers encircling the chain saw handles. Do not over reach.
  • Page 5 50 Ft. 75 Ft. 100 Ft. 125 Ft. 150 Ft. Contact Makita Authorized or Factory Service Center if a proper extension cord cannot be found. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. that it will not be caught on branches, and the 10.0 10.1...
  • Page 6: Chain Saw Nomenclature

    Front Handle The support handle located at the front of the chain saw. Front Handle Guard saw and the guide bar, typically located close t o the hand position on the front handle.
  • Page 7 Switch device that when operated will complete or interrupt an electrical power circuit t o the motor of the chain saw. Lock-Off Button A movable stop that prevents the unintentional operation of the switch until manually actuated.
  • Page 8 Installing saw chain and guide bar CAUTION : Always be sure that the tool guide bar. Use the socket wrench to toosen the hex bolt holding the chain cover. Remove the chain cover. Fit one end of the chain over the sprocket and the other over the end of the guide bar. Notice that the cutters must be in the direction of the arrow in Fig.
  • Page 9 If the gap is not about (1/8" 5/32"), adjust the chain tension. screwdriver to turn the chain tension adjusting screw clockwise for more tension, or counterclockwise for less tension. When adjusting the chain tension, lift the end the guide bar slightly. After adjusting the chain tension, use the socket wrench to tighten the hex bolt s e w...
  • Page 10 Switch action To prevent the trigger from being acciden- tally pulled, a lock-off button safety feature. as a To start the tool, press in the lock-off button and pull the trigger. Release the trigger to stop. CAUTION: Before plugging in the tool, always check to see that the trigger switch actuates properly and returns to the "OFF"...
  • Page 11 To replenish the oil, take off the cap on the tank and fill with the oil supply. CAUTION : Turbine oil #200 or machine is neither needed nor advisable, since the aim is to lubricate the chain and the guide bar. Do not use dirty oil nor volatile oil.
  • Page 12 Always grip each handle with the thumb and fingers encircling the handle as shown in Fig. 15. Using the chain saw Always be sure of your footing and hold the chain saw firmly with both hands while the motor running. Felling a tree...
  • Page 13 When the tree begins to fall remove the chain saw from the cut, stop the motor, put the chain saw down, then use the retreat path planned. Be alert for overhead limbs falling and watch your footing.
  • Page 14 Bucking a log Bucking is cutting a log into lengths. It is improtant to make sure your footing is firm and your weight evenly distributed on both feet. When possible, the log should be raised and supported by the use of limbs, logs or chocks. Follow the simple directions for easy cutting.
  • Page 15 22. When "cutting through", to maintain complete control, release the cutting pres- sure near the end of the cut without re- laxing your grip on the chain saw handles. Don't let the chain contact the ground. After completing the cut, wait for the...
  • Page 16 MA1 NTENANCE CAUTION : Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before attempting to perform inspection or maintenance. Filling saw chain To get the most in cutting performance from your tool, you must keep the cutters sharp and filed properly shown below.
  • Page 17 *Cover the saw chain and the guide bar with the scabbard. To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, any other maintenance or adjustment should be performed by Makita Authorized or Factory Service Centers, always using Makita replacement parts. Guide bar Fig.
  • Page 18 ACCESSORIES CAUTION These accessories or attachments are recommended for use with your Makita tool specified in this manual. The use of any other accessories or attachments might present a risk of injury t o persons. The accessories or attachments should be used only i n the proper and intended manner.
  • Page 19: Chain Saw

    July-29-'88 300 mm (11-3/4") CHAIN SAW Model 5012B Note: The switch, noise suppressor and other part configuratlons may differ from country to country.
  • Page 20 Note The switch and other part specifications may differ from country to country. MAKITA LIMm ONE YEAR WARRANTY Every Makita tool is thorou ly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. It is warranted to be free of defects from worf!h&p original purchase.