Craftsman 358.798270-32ce Important Manual page 8

32 cc 2-cycle engine 18" semi-automatic head straight shaft brushwacker
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e. Insert the four shield screws "C." one at a time
through
the gear box and shield, then thread
them into the retention
plate.
f. Tighten
the screws evenly and securely with
g. iI_.DL_ _i=_d_s_ o_p over _i_ ea'bor sh_.
h. Install blade over arbor shaft, making sure the
hole in the center of the blade is fitted around
the raised center on the dust cup. Figure 6.
When installing
blade, make sure teeth
on blade are oriented
as shown in Fig-are 6.
i. Install
the
large
flat washer
"Go', cupped
washer
"E", and nut "E." as shown in Fig-
ure 6. Be sure cupped washer "E" is installed
as shown in Figure 6 (inset).
j. Align hole in the dust cup with the hole in the
side of the gear box by _ting
the dust cup.
k. Insert the large hex wrench (provided) into the
aligned holes.
Figure 6 (inset, upper left).
1. While holding
the hex wrench in position,
firmly tighten nut "E." countp_rclockwise with
a wrench.
rn_Remove thehexwrench.
n. Turn blade by hand. If the blade binds against
shield, blade is not centered.
Reinstall blade.
NOTE:
To remove
the blade, align holes as in
step "j.'; then, insert the large hex wrench.
Unthread hex flange nut andremoveparts.
Be
sure to store the blade, fiat washer, cupped
washer, and hex flange nut for future use.
Toward I
Washer E*
Blade
......... /
I
...................................
Figure 6
Screw c.* !
I j, Washer
G.*
Washer E*
#€I (see inset)
Nut Z.*
6. SHOULDER
STRAP
i
A wAm ]r G
I
Proper
shoulder
strap
and
handlebar
adjust-[
ments
before
starting
the engine
are required[
for safe and efficient
use.
[
a_ Try on shoulder
strap and adjust
for fit and
balance before starting
the engine and begin-
ning a cutting operation,
b. Insert
your right arm and head through
the
shoulder strap and allow it to rest on your left
shoulder. Make sure the danger sign is on your
back and the hook is to the right side of your
waist. Figure
7.
A one-half
twist is built in the shoulder
strap to allow the strap to rest fiat on the shoulder.
c. Adjust the strap so that the hook will be about
10 inches below the waist when the hook is at-
tached to the shoulder
strap.
d. Fasten
shoulder
strap hook to clamp and lift
tool to the operating
position. Figure 7.
e. Check for the following
1. Left arm extended, hand holding handlebar
grip.
2. Right hand holding trigger handle, fingers on
throttle
triggen
3. Engine below waist level.
4. Shoulder
strap pad centered
on left shoulder.
5. Danger sign centered
on your back.
6. Full weight of tool on left shoulder.
7. Without
operator
bending over, the blade or
trimmer
head
is near and parallel
to the
ground m_d easfiyconta_s
material to be cu_.
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Modify these initial adjustm __ts as necess _ary
for comfort and control but do not locate the
handlebar
mounting
block below the point of
the arrow on the safety labels. Do not locate the
shoulder
strap
clamp in any position
other
than
between
the
engine
and
handlebar
m0un_g
block.
OPERATING
POSITION
Danger Sign
Centered on
"four Back
Figure 7

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