Craftsman 675 Series Operator's Manual page 58

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STARTING
ENGINE
1. Attachsparkplug wireto sparkplug. Makecertain themetalcap on
the end of the sparkplug is fastenedsecurelyoverthe metal tip on
the sparkplug.
2. Pushstop switchto ON.
3. Movechokecontrolto CHOKEposition.
4. Graspstarterhandleand pull rope out slowlyuntilenginereaches
startof compression cycle(rope will pullslightly harderat this
point).
5. Pull rope with a rapid,continuous,full armstroke.Keep a firm grip
on starterhandle.Let roperewindslowly.
6. Repeat,if necessary,untilenginestarts. Slowlyadjust choke
towardRUNposition.Wait untilenginerunssmoothlybeforeeach
chokeadjustment.
7. If enginefalters,movecontrolleverto CHOKEposition,then slowly
backto RUNposition.
8. If weatheris cold,run wedgeup or down beam6 to 8 timesto
circulatethe hydraulicfluid.
Whenstartinga warmengine,the mufflerand surroundingareasare
hotand can causea burn.Do not touch.
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USING THE LOG SPLITTER
1. Placethelogsplitteron level,dry ground.
2. Placethebeamineitherthe horizontal o r verticalpositionand lock
in placewiththeappropriatelocking rod.
3. Block thefrontand backof bothwheels.
4. Placethelogagainsttheend plateand only split woodinthe
directionof thegrain.
5. Tostabilizethelog,placeyourhand onlyon sidesof log.Never
place handon the end between the logand the splitting
wedge.
6. Only one adultshouldstabilizethe log and operatethe control
handle,so theoperatorhasfull controloverthe log and the splitting
wedge.
Control
Handle
1. Move controlhandleFORWARD or DOWNto split wood.
2. Releasethe controlhandleto stop the wedgemovement.
3. Move controlhandleBACKor UP to returnthe wedge.
Log Dislodger
The log dislodgerisdesignedto removeany partiallysplit woodfrom
the wedge.This mayoccur whilesplittinglargediameterwoodor
freshlycut wood.
Neverremovepartiallysplit woodfrom thewedgewith yourhands.
F ngersmay becometrappedbetweensp t wood.
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1. To removepartiallysplit woodfrom wedge,movecontrolhandleto
REVERSEpositionuntilwedgeis fully retractedto allowsplit wood
portionto contactthe logdislodger.
2. Once removedfromwedgewith log dislodger,split woodfrom
oppositeend or in anotherlocation.
Vertical
Position
1. Pull the horizontalbeamlock out to releasethe beamand pivot the
beamto the verticalposition.
2. To lock the beamin the verticalposition,pull out on the vertical
beam lockand rotateit to securethe beam.See Figure4-1.
3. Standin front of the unitto operatethe control handleand to
stabilizethe log.See Figure4-3.
Horizontal
Position
1. Pull the verticalbeamlock outand rotateit down. See Figure4-1.
Pivot beamto the horizontal p osition.The beamwill lock automati-
cally in horizontalposition.
2. Standbehindthe reservoirtank to operatecontrolhandleand to
stabilizethe log.
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