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Elbow locked
Thumb on undersideof
handlebar
• Keep a good, firm grip on the saw with both
hands when the engine is running and
don't let go. A firm grip will help you reduce
kickback and maintain control of the saw.
Keep the fingers of your left hand encir-
cling and your left thumb under the front
handlebar.
Keep your right hand com-
pletely around the rear handle whether
your are right handed or left handed. Keep
your
left arm
straight
with the elbow
locked.
• Position your left hand on the front handle-
bar so it is in a straight line with your right
hand on the rear handle when making
bucking cuts. Never reverse right and left
hand positions for any type of cutting.
• Standwith your weight evenly balancedon
both feet.
• Stand slightly to the left side of the saw to
keep your body from being in a direct line
with the cutting chain.
• Do not overreach.
You could be drawn or
thrown off balance and lose control of the
saw.
• Do not cut above shoulderheight.
It is diffi-
cult to maintain
control
of saw above
shoulder height.
KICKBACK
SAFETY
FEATURES
_I_WARNING:
The following features
are included on your saw to help reduce the
hazard of kickback; however, such features
will not totally eliminate this dangerous reac-
tion. As a chain saw user, do not rely only on
safety devices.
You must follow all safety
precautions, instructions,
and maintenance
in this manual to help avoid kickback and
other forces
which can result in serious
injury.
• Reduced-Kickback
Guide Bar, designed
with a small radius tip which reduces the
size of the kickback danger zone on the
bar tip. A Reduced-Kickback
Guide Bar
has been demonstrated to significantly re-
duce the number and seriousness of kick-
backs when tested
in accordance
with
safety requirements for gasoline powered
chain saws as set by ANSI B175.1.
Reduced Kickback Symmetrical Guide Bar
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Radius Tip
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Symmetrical Guide Bar
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Large Radius Tip
• Low-Kickback
Chain,
designed
with a
contoured
depth gauge and guard link
which deflect
kickback
force and allow
wood to gradually
ride into the cutter.
Low-Kickback
Chain has met kickback
performance
requirements
when tested
on a representative
sample of chain saws
below 3.8 cubic inch displacement
speci-
fied in ANSI B175.1.
Low-Kickback
Chain
Contoured Depth Gauge
_.____
Elongated
Guard
Link
Deflects Kickback
Force And Allows
Wood To Gradually
Ride Into Cutter
• Front Hand Guard, designed to reduce the
chance of your left hand contacting the
chain if your hand slips offthefront
handle-
bar.
• Position of front and rear handlebars, de-
signed with distance between handlesand
"in-line" with each other. The spread and
"in-line" position of the hands provided by
this design work together to give balance
and resistance
in controlling the pivot of
the saw back toward the operator if kick-
back occurs.
CHAIN
BRAKE
AND
CKA
ANGLE
• Chain Brake, designedto
stop the chain in
the event of kickback.
_I_WARNING:
WE DO NOT REP-
RESENT
AND YOU SHOULD
NOT AS-
SUME THAT THE CHAIN
BRAKE
WILL
PROTECT
YOU
IN THE EVENT
OF A
KICKBACK.
Kickback is a lightningfast
ac-
tion which throws the bar and rotating chain
back and up toward the operator. Kickback
can be caused by allowing contact of the bar
tip in the danger zone with any hard object.
Kickbackcan
also be caused by pinchingthe
saw chain alongthetop
ofthe guidebar.
This
action may push the guide bar rapidly back
toward the operator.
Either of these events
may cause you to lose control of the saw
which could result in serious injury or even
death. DO NOT RELY UPON ANY OF THE
DEVICES BUILT INTO YOUR SAW. YOU
SHOULD USE THE SAW PROPERLY AND
CAREFULLY
TO AVOID KICKBACK.
Re-
duced-kickback
guide bars and low-kick-
back saw chains reduce the chance and
magnitude
of kickback
and are recom-
mended. Your saw has a low kickback chain
and bar as original equipment.
Repairs on a
chain brake should be made by an autho-
rized servicing dealer. Take your unit to the
place
of purchase
if purchased
from
a
Husqvarna Servicing Dealer, or to the near-
est Authorized
Husqvarna Service Dealer.

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