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Thank you for purchasing a MAKITA prod-
uct!
Congratulations on choosing a MAKITA chain saw! We are
conÞ dent that you will be satisÞ ed with this modern piece of
equipment.
The DCS6400 - 7901H are very handy and robust chain saws
with a new Design.
The automatic chain lubrication with variable-ß ow oil pump
and maintenance-free electronic ignition ensure trouble-free
operation, while the hand-saving anti-vibration system and
ergonomic grips and controls make work easier, safer, and
less tiring for the user.
MAKITA chain saws DCS6400 - 7901H are equipped with the
latest safety features and meet all national and international
standards. These features include: hand guards on both handles,
grip throttle lever lock, chain catch, safety saw chain, and chain
brake. The chain brake can be actuated manually, and is also
inertia-actuated automatically in case of kickback.
The following industrial property rights apply: GBM 29616652,
EP 0560201B1.
In order to ensure the proper functioning and performance
of your new chain saw, and to safeguard your own per-
sonal safety, it is imperative that you read this instruction
manual thoroughly before operation. Be especially careful
to observe all safety precautions! Failure to observe these
precautions can lead to severe injury or death!

Packing

Your MAKITA chain saw comes delivered in a protective card-
board box to protect against shipping damage.
Cardboard is a basic raw material and is consequently reuseable
or suitable for recycling (waste paper recycling).
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Table of contents

Packing ................................................................................ 2
Delivery inventory .............................................................. 3
Symbols ............................................................................... 3
General precautions ....................................................... 4
Protective equipment ...................................................... 4
Fuels / Refuelling ............................................................ 5
Putting into operation ...................................................... 5
Kickback ......................................................................... 6
Working behavior/Method of working ...........................6-7
Transport and storage ..................................................... 8
Maintenance ................................................................... 8
First aid ........................................................................... 8
Technical data ..................................................................... 9
Denomination of components ........................................... 9
Mounting the guide bar and saw chain .................... 10-11
Tightening the saw chain ......................................... 11-12
Chain brake .................................................................. 12
Fuels ........................................................................13-14
Refuelling ...................................................................... 14
Checking the chain lubrication ...................................... 15
Adjusting the chain lubrication ...................................... 15
Starting the engine ........................................................ 16
Cold start ....................................................................... 16
Warm start .................................................................... 16
Stopping the engine ...................................................... 16
Checking the chain brake ............................................. 16
Working in summer / winter ............................................ 19
Handle heating (only „H"-models)........................................ 19
Sharpening the saw chain .......................................20-21
Cleaning the guide bar ................................................. 23
Replacing the saw chain ............................................... 23
Replacing the suction head ......................................... 23
Replacing the spark plug .............................................. 25
Checking the ignition spark ........................................... 25
Checking the mufß er screws ......................................... 25
Mounting the fan housing ............................................. 27
Cleaning the cylinder area ............................................ 27
Instructions for periodic maintenance ........................... 28
Service, spare parts and guarantee ...........................28-29
Trouble shooting .............................................................. 29
Extract from spare parts list ........................................... 30
Accessories .................................................................. 30
EU conformity declaration ............................................... 31
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