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Do not use the power tool if the switch does
not turn it on and off. Any power tool that cannot
be controlled with the switch is dangerous and
must be repaired.
Disconnect the plug from the power source
and/or the battery pack from the power tool
before making any adjustments, changing ac-
cessories, or storing power tools. Such pre-
ventive safety measures reduce the risk of start-
ing the power tool accidentally.
Store idle power tools out of the reach of chil-
dren and do not allow persons unfamiliar with
the power tool or these instructions to oper-
ate the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in
the hands of untrained users.
Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment
or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts
and any other condition that may affect the
power tool's operation. If damaged, have the
power tool repaired before use. Many acci-
dents are caused by poorly maintained power
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges
are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits
etc. in accordance with these instructions,
taking into account the working conditions
and the work to be performed. Use of the power
tool for operations different from those intended
could result in a hazardous situation.
Have your power tool serviced by a qualified
repair person using only identical replace-
ment parts. This will ensure that the safety of the
power tool is maintained.
Chain Saw Safety Warnings:
Keep all parts of the body away from the saw
chain when the motor is operating. Before you
start the chain saw, make sure the saw chain
is not contacting anything. A moment of inat-
tention while operating chain saws may cause en-
tanglement of your clothing or body with the saw
Hold the power tool by insulated gripping sur-
faces only, because the saw chain may con-
tact hidden wiring or its own cord. Saw chains
contacting a "live" wire may make exposed metal
parts of the power tool "live" and could give the
operator an electric shock.
Always hold the chain saw with your right
hand on the rear handle and your left hand on
the front handle. Holding the chain saw with a
reversed hand configuration increases the risk of
personal injury and should never be done.
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Wear safety glasses and hearing protection.
Further protective equipment for head, hand,
legs and feet is recommend. Adequate protec-
tive clothing will reduce personal injury by flying
debris or accidental contact with saw chain.
Do not operate a chain saw in a tree. Operation
of a chain saw while up in a tree may result in per-
Always keep proper footing and operate the
chain saw only when standing on fixed, se-
cure and level surface. Slippery or unstable sur-
faces such as ladders may cause a loss of bal-
ance or control of the chain saw.
When cutting a limb that is under tension be
alert for spring back. When the tension in the
wood fibres is released the spring loaded limb
may strike the operator and/or throw the chain
saw out of control.
Use extreme caution when cutting brush and
saplings. The slender material may catch the
saw chain and be whipped toward you or pull you
Carry the chain saw by the front handle with
the chain saw switched off and away from your
body. When transporting or storing the chain
saw always fit the guide bar cover. Proper han-
dling of the chain saw will reduce the likelihood of
accidental contact with the moving saw chain.
Follow instructions for lubricating, chain ten-
sioning and changing accessories. Improperly
tensioned or lubricated chain may either break or
increase the chance for kickback.
Keep handles dry, clean, and free from oil and
grease. Greasy, oily handles are slippery causing
loss of control.
Cut wood only. Don't use chain saw for pur-
poses not intended. For example: do not use
chain saw for cutting plastic, masonry or non-
wood building materials. Use of the chain saw
for operations different than intended could result
in a hazardous situation.
Causes and Operator Prevention of Kickback:
– Kickback may occur when the nose or tip of the
guide bar touches an object, or when the wood
closes in and pinches the saw chain in the cut.
– Tip contact in some cases may cause a sudden
reverse reaction, kicking the guide bar up and
back towards the operator.
– Pinching the saw chain along the top of the guide
bar may push the guide bar rapidly back towards
– Either of these reactions may cause you to lose
control of the saw which could result in serious
personal injury. Do not rely exclusively upon the
safety devices built into your saw. As a chain saw
user, you should take several steps to keep your
cutting jobs free from accident or injury.
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