wristagainst t hehandguard without r eleas-
ingyour griparoundthe fronthandle. T he
Inertia activating function control
When performing the fol-
lowing procedure, the engine must be turned
The chain brake must be checked
times daily. Hold the chain saw approximate-
ly 14" (35 cm) above a stump or otherfirm ob-
ject. Release your grip on the front handle
and let the saw, by its own weight, rotate
around the rear handle. When the tip of the
bar hits the stump, the brake should activate.
• Check chain tension before first use and
after 1 minute of operation.
TENSION in the ASSEMBLY
• Cut wood only. Do not cut metal, plastics,
masonry, non-wocd building materials, etc.
• Stop the saw if the chain strikes a foreign
object. Inspect the saw and repair parts as
will quickly dull a chain
and increase the possibility of kickback.
• Practice cutting a few small logs using the
following techniques to get the "feel" of us-
ing your saw before you begin a major
Squeeze the throttle trigger and allow
the engine to reach full speed before
the saw frame
against the log.
Keep the engine at full speed the en-
tire time you are cutting.
Allow the chain to cut for you. Exert
only light downward pressure.
as soon as
the cut is completed, allowing the en-
gine to idle. If you run the saw at full
throttle without a cutting load, unnec-
essary wear can occur.
To avoid losing control when cut is
complete, do not put pressure on saw
at end of cut.
• Stop the engine before setting the saw
down after cutting.
Check for broken or
dead branches which can fall while cutting
causing serious injury. Do not cut nearbuild-
ings or electricalwires
if you do not know the
fall, norcut at night sinceyou
will not be ale to see well, nor during bad
as rain, snow, or strong winds,
etc. If the tree makes contact with any utility
line, the utility company
should be notified
you can havesecure
• The chain saw operator should keep on
the uphill side of the terrain as the tree is
likelyto rollor slidedownhillafterit
• Study the natural conditions that can cause
the tree to fall in a particular direction.
that can cause a tree to
fall in a particular direction include:
• The wind direction and speed.
• The lean of the tree.
The lean of a tree
might not be apparent due to uneven or
Use a plumb or level to de-
termine the direction of tree lean.
• Weight and branches on one side.
Look for decay and rot. Ifthetrunk
it can snap and fall toward the
Check for broken or dead branches which
can fall on you while cutting.
Make sure there is enough room for the tree to
fall. Maintain a distance of 2-1/2 tree lengths
from the nearest person or other objects. En-
gine noise can drown out a warning call.
Remove dirt, stones, loose bark, nails, sta-
ples, and wire from the tree wherecuts
Plan a clear retreat path to the rear and diag-
onal to the line of fall.
Plan a clear retreat path
(15 cm in diameter or larger)
The notch method is used to fell large trees.
A notch is cut on the side of the tree in the de-
sired direction of fall.
After a felling cut is
made on the opposite side of tree, the tree
will tend to fall into the notch.
If the tree has large buttress roots,
ing saw to remove buttress roots, keep saw
chain from contacting ground to prevent dull-
ing of the chain.
• Make notch cut by cutting the top of the
notch first. Cut through 1/3 of the diameter
of the tree. Next complete the notch by cut-
ting the bottom of the notch. See illustra-
tion. Once the notch is cut remove the
notch of wood from the tree.