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Craftsman 172.34120 Operator's Manual

Craftsman 172.34120 Operator's Manual

15 amp/4.0 peak hp motor 18-in. bar electric chain saw
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Operator's IVlanual
15 Amp/4.0
Peak HP Motor
Read, understand and follow all
Safety Rules and Operating Instructions in this
Manual before using this product.
Sears Brands Management Corporation,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
See the full line of Craftsman ®products
at craftsman,corn


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Summary of Contents for Craftsman 172.34120

  • Page 1 Safety Rules and Operating Instructions in this • UNPACKING Manual before using this product. • ASSEMBLY • OPERATION Sears Brands Management Corporation, • MAINTENANCE Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 • PARTS LIST See the full line of Craftsman ®products • ESPAI_OL at craftsman,corn...
  • Page 2 "NOTE," as in the example below: NOTE: Chain and Bar Oil is not included. BEFORE using this Chain Saw, do not forget to purchase Craftsman Bar & Chain Oil, SAE30. NOTE: Equipment and/or property damage may result if these instructions are not followed.
  • Page 3: Electrical Safety

    3/I 4/I 2 Final ART • /----- Safety Helmet Heartng Protection Protection PERSONAL SAFETY cont. z_ WARNING : if correctly used, this electric Chain Saw is an efficient tool to use; if used improperly or without the due precautions it could become a dangerous tool. 4.
  • Page 4: Safety Symbols

    3/I 4/I 2 Final ART ELECTRICAL SAFETY cont. SAFETY SYMBOLS FOR YOUR TOOL The label on your tool may include the following symbols. Z_ WARNING: GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) protection should provided on all circuits or outlets to be used for electric chain saws and V ....
  • Page 5: Follow Instructions

    5. Nonconforming replacement components or the removal of safety devices may cause damage to the unit and possible injury to the operator or bystanders. Use only Craftsman accessories and replacement parts as recommended. Never modify your saw.
  • Page 6: Operation

    3/I 4/I 2 Final ART ADDiTiONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION cont. ADDiTiONAL RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION cont. HELP PREVENT KICKBACK cont. Z_ WARNING: Follow all safety rules to help prevent Kickback which can cause serious personal injury. 8. Do not attempt cuts starting with the tip of the bar (plunge cuts). 9.
  • Page 7: Kickback Safety Features

    NOTE: Chain and Bar Oil is not included. BEFORE using this Chain Saw, 1. Chain Brake: This Chain Saw is designed to stop tile chain in the event of kickback. do not forget to purchase Craftsman Bar & Chain Oil, SAE30. Both built-in, Automatic and Manual Chain Brake Systems reduce kick-back.
  • Page 8: Know Your Chain Saw

    3/I 3/I 2 Final ART KNOW YOUR CHAIN SAW KNOW YOUR CHAIN SAW cont. °'°°°°" I NOTE: Before this familiarize with all CHAIN SAW CALL-OUTS cont. (Figures 2 and 3) _operating features and safety rules. Your Chain Saw has a precision built electric motor and it should only be connected to a 120-volt, 60 Hz AC ONLY power supply (normal household current).
  • Page 9: Intended Use

    3/14/12 Final ART iNTENDED USE TENSiONiNG CHAIN/LOCKING KNOB The chain saw is intended for wood: sawing of trees, tree trunks, branches, wooden beams, Fig. 4d Always check the chain tension before use, planks, etc. Cuts can be sawed with or across the grain. This product is not suitable after the first cuts and regularly during use.
  • Page 10 3. Add bar and chain oil (Craftsman Bar & Chain Oil, SAE30) until reservoir is full. Guide Bar - A solid railed structure that supports and guides the saw chain.
  • Page 11: Automatic Chain Brake

    3/I 4/I 2 Final ART SWiTCHiNG ON AND OFF (Fig. 8) ATTACHING EXTENSION CORD Remove Plug safety cap as shown (Fig. 7a) Insert extension cord socket into Chain Saw's Plug (Fig. 7b). i Z_ WARN'NG: Check the voltage and e'ectric current supp'y: The vo'tage and current supply...
  • Page 12: General Cutting

    3/I 4/I 2 Final ART CUTTING GENERAL CUTTING Check oil level gauge prior to starting and regularly during operation. Refill oil when oil Always hold the chain saw firmly with both hands. Front grip with the left hand and rear grip level is tow.
  • Page 13: Cutting Logs

    3/I 4/I 2 Final ART GENERAL CUTTING cont. GENERAL CUTTING cont. CUTTING LOGS Reset the gripping teeth at a low point when sawing thicker logs by pulling the chain saw slightly backwards until the gripping teeth release, and reposition at lower level to continue Observe the following safety instructions: sawing.
  • Page 14: Felling Trees

    3/I 4/I 2 Final ART GENERAL CUTTING cont. GENERAL CUTTING cont. FELLING TREES (See Fig. 17) LIMBING A TREE (See Fig. 18) Always wear hard hat to protect head against falling branches. Limbing is removing the branches from Fig. 18 The chain saw can only be used to felt trees smaller in diameter than the length of the a fallen tree.
  • Page 15: General Maintenance

    3/I 4/I 2 Final ART GENERAL MAINTENANCE GENERAL CUTTING cont. BUCKING A LOG cont. /_ WARNING: Before performing any work on the Chain Saw, disconnect When the log is supported on both Chain Saw's power plug from the extension cord and power source. Fig.
  • Page 16: Need More Help

    3114112 Final ART Model 71=34120 GENERAL MAINTENANCE cont. Voltage 120VNBOHz • Clean the moulded plastic housing of the chain saw using a soft brush and clean cloth. DO NOT use water, solvents or polishes. Amps • Remove all debris, especially from the motor cooling vents. 18"...
  • Page 17 Arnp/4.0 Peak HP Motor The modelnumberwill be foundon the nameplateof the ChainSaw. Electric Chain Saw Alwaysmentionthe modelnumberwhenrequestingparts and service for yourtool. To order parts, call 1°800°469-4663 Model No. 172.34120.00 18-1n. Bar Parts No. Position No. Position No. Part Description Qty. Parts No.
  • Page 18 3/I4/12 Final ART Electric Chain Saw Amp/4,0 Peak HP Motor Model No. 172.34120.00 18=1n. Bar...
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