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Makita DCS430 Instruction Manual

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Original Instruction Manual
Read this instruction manual carefully before putting the chain saw into operation and strictly observe the
safety regulations!
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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Instruction Manual Original Instruction Manual DCS430 DCS431 DCS520 DCS5200 Important: Read this instruction manual carefully before putting the chain saw into operation and strictly observe the safety regulations! Keep this instruction manual!
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Thank you for purchasing a MAKITA product! EU Conformity Declaration Congratulations on choosing a MAKITA chain saw! We are confi dent The undersigned, Tamiro Kishima and Rainer Bergfeld, as autho- that you will be satisfi ed with this modern piece of equipment.
  • Page 3: Delivery Inventory

    Delivery inventory 1. Chain saw 2. Guide bar 3. Saw chain 4. Chain protection cover 5. Universal wrench 6. Screwdriver for carburetor adjustment (only in delivery for model DCS5200) 7. Offset screwdriver In case one of the parts listed should not be included in the delivery inventory, please consult your sales agent.
  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Intended use Power chain saws This power chain saw may be used only for sawing wood out of doors. prescribed equipment and must always be worn during It is intended for the followung uses depending on its class: operation of the chain saw.
  • Page 5: Fuels / Refuelling

    Fuels / Refuelling Stop the engine before refuelling the chain saw. Do not smoke or work near open fi res (5). Let the engine cool down before refuelling. Fuels can contain substances similar to solvents. Eyes and skin should not come in contact with mineral oil products. Always wear protective gloves when refuelling.
  • Page 6: Kickback

    Kickback - When working with the chain saw dangerous kickbacks may occur. Kickback occurs when the upper part of the end of the guide bar inadvertently touches wood or other hard objects (10). This causes the saw to be thrown back toward the user with great force and out of control.
  • Page 7 Be careful when cutting splintery wood. Cut pieces of wood may be pulled along (risk of injuries). When cutting with the upper edge of the guide bar, the chain saw may be pushed in the direction of the user if the chain gets clamped.
  • Page 8: Transport And Storage

    All other work must be carried out by MAKITA Service. Use only original MAKITA spare parts and accessories. Using spare parts other than original MAKITA parts or ac- cesories and guide bar/chain combinations or lengths which are not approved bring a high risk of accidents. We cannot...
  • Page 9: Technical Data

    Chain oil tank capacity 0.28 0.28 0.28 Mixture ratio (fuel/two-stroke oil) - when using MAKITA oil 50:1 - when using Aspen Alkylat (two-stroke fuel) 50 : 1 (2%) - when using other oils 50 : 1 (quality grade: JASO FC or ISO EGD)
  • Page 10: Putting Into Operation

    PUTTING INTO OPERATION Mounting the guide bar and saw chain CAUTION: Before doing any work on the guide bar or chain, Use the universal wrench delivered with the chain saw for the always switch off the engine and pull the plug following work.
  • Page 11: Tightening The Saw Chain

    In order to guarantee uniform wear of the guide bar the bar should be turned over whenever replacing the chain. The MAKITA models comes with an inertia chain brake as standard equipment. If kickback occurs due to contact of the...
  • Page 12: Fuels / Refuelling

    The chain oil BIOTOP sold by MAKITA is made of special In order to obtain an optimum engine output and to protect vegetable oils and is 100% bio-degradable. BIOTOP has been your health and the environment use unleaded fuel only.
  • Page 13: Adjusting The Chain Lubrication

    AVOID SKIN AND EYE CONTACT Mineral oil products degrease your skin. If your skin comes in contact with these substances repeatedly and for an extended period of time, it will desiccate. Various skin deseases may result. In addition, allergic reactions are known to occur. Eyes can be irritated by contact with oil.
  • Page 14: Starting The Engine

    fi rst ignitions will automatically close the starting valve (button pops back out). Models DCS430, DCS520 and DCS5200 do not have a starting Stopping the engine valve. Starting and carburetor adjustment are as for model Put the short-circuiting switch (B/2) in position "O"...
  • Page 15: Checking The Chain Brake

    IMPORTANT: If the chain does not stop immediately when you test the chain brake, do NOT use the chain saw. Take the chain saw to a MAKITA service center. Adjusting the carburetor (only for EU-countries) Carburetor adjustment must only be done with the engine warm, a clean air fi...
  • Page 16: Adjusting The Carburetor (Only For Not Eu-Countries)

    If this is too slow, turn the adjusting properly tensioned. Have carburetor adjustment done by screw (L) in small (max. 1/8 turns) increments counter-clo- an authorised MAKITA service centre. ckwise. The carburetor is factory-adjusted for the air pressure at sea level.
  • Page 17: Working In Winter

    Working in winter In order to prevent carburetor icing in conditions of low tem- perature combined with high humidity, and in order to get up to operating temperature faster in subfreezing temperatures, heated air can be taken from the cylinder. At temperatures above freezing the carburetor must NOT be fed heated air.
  • Page 18: Cleaning The Guide Bar

    Chain: 093 (3/8") 099 (3/8"), 086 (.325") Files and how to work with them Chain 086 (.325") 093 (3/8") 099 (3/8") Sharpen using a special fi le holder with a saw chain round fi le: Sharpening angle α 30° 35° 25°...
  • Page 19: Cleaning The Brake Band And Sprocket Interior

    Turn the chain tightener screw (A/2) to the left (counter- clockwise) until you feel resistance. Regular inspection and maintenance are important for your own safety and must be done by a MAKITA service Remove the chain (A/3) and guide bar (A/4). centre.
  • Page 20: Cleaning The Air Fi Lter

    Cleaning the air fi lter Clean the air fi lter and prefi lter with a soft brush. Remove the fi lter cover (E/1) (2 screws). Loosen the screws on the air fi lter (E/2) and remove from If the fi lter is very dirty, clean it in lukewarm water with dish- intake manifold.
  • Page 21: Replacing The Starter Cable

    Replacing the starter cable Thread in a new cable (4 mm/.16" dia. x 1000 mm/39" long) Unscrew the four screws (A/1) holding down the fan hous- ing (A/2). Lift the housing slightly, pull in the direction of the as shown in Figure B and tie the ends as shown. arrow, and remove.
  • Page 22: Instructions For Periodic Maintenance

    We therefore recommend that you consult a MAKITA service centre for all work not described in this instruction manual. The MAKITA service centres have all the necessary equipment and skilled and experienced personnel, who can work out cost-effective solutions and advise you in all matters.
  • Page 23: Trouble Shooting

    Please bear in mind that if parts other than original MAKITA spare parts are used, this will automatically invalidate the MAKITA product guarantee.
  • Page 24: Extract From Spare Parts List

    Extract from the spare parts list DCS430, 431, 520 Use only original MAKITA parts. For repairs and DCS5200 replacement of other parts, see your MAKITA service centre. Pos. MAKITA-No. Qty. Denomination 445 033 631 Sprocket nose bar .325", 13" (33 cm) 445 038 631 Sprocket nose bar .325", 15"...
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  • Page 28 To fi nd your local distributor, please visit Makita Werkzeug GmbH Specifi cations subject to change without notice Postfach 70 04 20 D-22004 Hamburg Form: 995 707 058 (1.10 GB) Germany...

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