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Operation; Holding The Unit; Tips For Best Results - Craftsman Speed start 316.715860 Operator's Manual

2-cycle electric start capable bushwacker brushcutter
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HOLDING
THE UNiT
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body protection
to reduce
the risk of injury when operating
this unit.
Stand
in the operating
position
(Fig. 13).
Hold the shaft grip with the right hand. Keep the right arm
slightly bent.
Hold the handle with the left hand. Keep the left arm straight.
Hold the unit at waist level.
Keep the cutting head parallel to the ground so that it easily
contacts the brush without the need for bending over.
Stand in a stable position with feet apart and firmly planted.
Fig. 13
TiPS FOR BEST RESULTS
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_JARNING:
To avoid serious injury to the operator or
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others, do not use the blade as an edger.
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Keep the blade parallel to the ground.
Always cut with the unit running at full speed. This provides
maximum cutting power and makes the blade less likely to bind,
stall or cause blade thrust.
WARNING:
Blade thrust can occur when the spinning
blade contacts an object that it does not immediately cut.
Blade thrust can be violent enough to cause the unit
and/or operator to be propelled in any direction and
possibly lose control of the unit. Blade thrust can occur
without warning if the blade snags, stalls or binds. This is
more likely to occur in areas where it is difficult to see the
material being cut.
Cut from left to right (Fig. 14). This improves the unit's cutting
efficiency and throws debris away from the operator. To prevent
material wrapping around the blade, avoid cut debris on the
return swing.
Always release the throttle control and allow the unit to idle
when not cutting.
When finished, always unsnap the shoulder strap from the unit
before taking off the shoulder strap.
The blade has a second cutting edge. If the blade becomes dull,
remove the blade, turn it upside down and reinstall the blade. If
both sides are dull, replace the blade. Refer to Replacing the Blade.
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WARNING:
The blade will continue to spin for a while
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after the unit is turned off. To avoid serious personal injury,
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do not touch a coasting blade.
_WARNING:
To avoid serious
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personal injury, always
the unit off before removing debris from the unit. Allow the I
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b ade to come to a compete
stop.
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Fig. 14
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