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Read this instruction manual carefully before putting the chain saw into operation and strictly observe the

Instruction Manual

Original Instruction Manual
DCS6400, DCS6400H
DCS6401, DCS6401H
DCS7300, DCS7300H
DCS7301, DCS7301H
DCS7900, DCS7900H
DCS7901, DCS7901H
safety regulations!
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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Instruction Manual Original Instruction Manual DCS6400, DCS6400H DCS6401, DCS6401H DCS7300, DCS7300H DCS7301, DCS7301H DCS7900, DCS7900H DCS7901, DCS7901H 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

    Symbols ................3 equipment. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS The DCS6400 - 7901H are very handy and robust chain saws General precautions ............4 with a new Design. Protective equipment ............4 The automatic chain lubrication with variable-ß...
  • Page 3: Delivery Inventory

    Delivery inventory 1. Chain saw 2. Guide bar 3. Saw chain 4. Chain protection cover 5. Universal wrench 6. Offset screwdriver 7. Screwdriver for carburetor adjustment 8. Cylinder Þ n cleaner In case one of the parts listed should not be included in the 9.
  • 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 Þ 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

    Fuel tank capacity 0.75 Chain oil tank capacity 0.42 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 CAUTION: Before doing any work on the guide bar or chain, always switch off the engine and pull the plug cap off the spark plug (see „Replacing the spark plug“). Always wear protec- tive gloves! CAUTION: Start the chain saw only after having assembled it com- pletely and inspected.
  • Page 11: Tightening The Saw Chain

    Pull the chain (6) around the sprocket nose (8) of the guide bar in the direction of the arrow. Guide the chain over the chain catch (9). Pull the guide bar as shown by the arrow to take the slack out of the chain, so that it comes up to the bottom edge of the guide bar (10).
  • Page 12: Chain Brake

    Checking the chain tension STOP The tension of the chain is correct if the chain rests against the bottom side of the guide bar and can still be easily turned by hand. While doing so the chain brake must be released. Check the chain tension frequently - new chains tend to get longer during use! When checking the chain tension the engine must be switched...
  • Page 13: Fuels

    980 008 611 may even be required by local regulations. The chain oil BIOTOP sold by MAKITA is made of special Bio-degradable oil is stable only for a limited period of vegetable oils and is 100% bio-degradable. BIOTOP has been time.
  • Page 14: Refuelling

    Important note on bio-degradable chain oils If you are not planning to use the saw again for an ex- age to the oil pump or other parts. tended period of time, empty the oil tank and put in a small The next time you use the saw, Þ...
  • Page 15: Checking The Chain Lubrication

    Checking the chain lubrication Never work with the chain saw without sufÞ cient chain lubri -ca- tion. Otherwise the service life of the chain and guide bar will be reduced. Before starting work check the oil level in the tank and the oil feed.
  • Page 16: Starting The Engine

    Immediately release the throttle and release 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.
  • Page 17: Adjusting The Carburetor (Only For Eu-Countries)

    Adjust the carburetor only with the engine warm, a clean air Þ lter, and properly installed cutting tool. Carburetor adjustment may be done only by a MAKITA service centre. Improper adjustment can cause damage to the engine.
  • Page 18: Adjusting The Carburetor (Only For Not Eu-Countries)

    (L) clockwise until you feel a stop. properly tensioned. Have carburetor adjustment done by Turn adjusting screws (H) and (L) 1 turn counter-clock- an authorised MAKITA service centre. wise. The carburetor is factory-adjusted for the air pressure at sea level.
  • Page 19: Working In Summer / Winter

    Working in winter In order to prevent carburetor icing in conditions of low tempera- ture combined with high humidity, and below + 5°C in order to get up to operating temperature faster, heated air can be taken from the cylinder. Remove the Þ...
  • Page 20: Maintenance Sharpening The Saw Chain

    MAINTENANCE Sharpening the saw chain CAUTION: Before doing any work on the guide bar or chain, always switch off the engine and pull the plug cap off the spark plug (see „Replacing the spark plug“). Always wear protective gloves! The chain needs sharpening when: The sawdust produced when sawing damp wood looks like wood ß...
  • Page 21 Files and how to work with them Sharpen using a special Þ le holder with a saw chain round Þ le. Normal round Þ les are not appropriate for this work. See „Ac- cessories“ for the order number. File the Þ rst cutter half with a 5.5 mm dia. round saw-chain Þ...
  • Page 22: Cleaning The Brake Band And Sprocket Interior

    The chain brake is a very important safety device and like any other component subject to normal wear and tear. SERVICE Regular inspection and maintenance are important for your own safety and must be done by a MAKITA service centre.
  • Page 23: Cleaning The Guide Bar

    Cleaning the guide bar CAUTION: Protective gloves must be worn. Regularly inspect the bearing surfaces of the guide bar for damage, and clean them with a suitable tool. Replacing the saw chain CAUTION: Use only chains and guide bars designed for this saw (see the Extract from the spare-parts list)! Check the sprocket before mounting a new chain.
  • Page 24: Cleaning The Air Þ Lter And The Þ Lter Hood

    Cleaning the air Þ lter CAUTION: To prevent eye injury, always wear eye protection when cleaning the Þ lter with compressed air! Do not use fuel to clean the air Þ lter. Unhook the Þ lter hood clips (1) with the combination tool and remove the Þ...
  • Page 25: Replacing The Spark Plug

    Replacing the spark plug CAUTION: Do not touch the spark plug or plug cap if the engine is running (high voltage). Switch off the engine before starting any maintenance work. A hot engine can cause burns. Wear protective gloves! The spark plug must be replaced in case of damage to the insulator, electrode erosion (burn) or if the electrodes are very dirty or oily.
  • Page 26: Replacing The Starter Cable / Replacing The Return Spring

    Replacing the starter cable / Replacing the return spring Unscrew three screws (1). Remove fan housing (2). NOTE: The screws (1) are secured against falling out of the housing. CAREFUL! Injury hazard! Do not unscrew screw (5) if the return spring is under tension. If the starter cable is to be replaced although it is not broken, it will be necessary to Þ...
  • Page 27: Mounting The Fan Housing

    Mounting the fan housing Put the fan housing (13) on. Press the screws (14) into their holes. Lift the engine hood (15) slightly and use your thumb to hook in the tab (16) on the fan housing. Straighten out the fan housing, push lightly against the saw and pull the starter grip until the starting mechanism catches.
  • Page 28: 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 29: 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 30: Extract From Spare Parts List

    DCS6400, 6400H, 6401, 6401H Extract from the spare parts list DCS7300, 7300H, 7301, 7301H Use only original MAKITA parts. For repairs and replacement of other parts, see your MAKITA service centre. DCS7900, 7900H, 7901, 7901H Pos. MAKITA-No. Qty. Denomination 445 038 655 Sprocket nose bar 38 cm (15“)
  • Page 31: Eu Conformity Declaration

    The EU-Type-Examination CertiÞ cate was performed by: TÜV Product Service GmbH, ZertiÞ zierungsstelle, Ridlerstraße 31, D-80339 München. The technical documentation is on Þ le at MAKITA International Europe Ltd., Michigan Drive, Tongwell, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK15 8JD, England. Anjo, 4.11.2009...
  • Page 32 To Þ nd your local distributor, please visit MAKITA Corporation SpeciÞ cations subject to change without notice 3-11-8 Sumiyoshi-Cho Anjo, Aichi Form: 995 707 142 (2.11 GB) 446-8502 Japan...