Check before starting
Check that the support ﬂange is not cracked due to
fatigue or due to being tightened too much. Discard
the support ﬂange if it is cracked.
Ensure the locking nut has not lost its captive force.
The nut lock should have a locking force of at least 1.5
Nm. The tightening torque of the locking nut should be
35-50 Nm. (326Ex)
Check that the blade and the blade guard are not
damaged or cracked. Replace the blade or blade
guard if it has been exposed to impact or if it is
Never use the machine without a guard nor with a
All covers must be correctly ﬁtted and undamaged
before you start the machine.
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STARTING AND STOPPING
Starting and stopping
WARNING! The complete clutch cover
and shaft must be ﬁtted before the
machine is started, otherwise the clutch
can come loose and cause personal
Always move the machine away from the
refuelling area before starting. Place the
machine on a ﬂat surface. Ensure the
cutting attachment cannot come into
contact with any object.
Make sure no unauthorised persons are
in the working area, otherwise there is a
risk of serious personal injury. The safety
distance is 15 metres.
Primer bulb: Press the air purge repeatedly until fuel
begins to ﬁll the bulb. The bulb need not be completely
Choke: Set the choke control in the choke position.
WARNING! When the engine is started
with the choke in either the choke or
start throttle positions the cutting
attachment will start to rotate
Hold the body of the machine on the ground using your
left hand (CAUTION! Not with your foot!). Grip the starter
handle, slowly pull out the cord with your right hand until
you feel some resistance (the starter pawls grip), now
quickly and powerfully pull the cord. Never wrap the
starter cord around your hand
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